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Nelson Cruz blasted his 35th home run of the season while adding a walk in the Orioles win over the Twins on Sunday at Camden Yards. 

Cruz continues to crush the ball this season and has rewarded those greatly who took a chance on him in the draft. He has a chance to reach 40 homers and 100 runs batted in by the end of the season, and those are the numbers of a first round pick. Luckily enough for Cruz owners, they are getting first round value from a guy who was drafted nowhere near the first round. Continue starting Cruz with confidence.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

31 Aug, 05:57 PM

Caleb Joseph went 4-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored in the Orioles 12-8 victory against the Twins on Sunday. 

Joseph had been stuck in a slump lately which opened up playing time for Nick Hundley behind the plate for the O's, This big game should give him confidence moving forward and possibly prompt Showalter to terminate the current timeshare that is the Orioles' catchers.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

31 Aug, 05:51 PM

J.J. Hardy went 1-for-4 with a grand slam home run, two runs scored and a walk in the Orioles triumph over the Twins on Sunday.

Hardy was another player who enjoyed a nice day at the plate in today's slugfest with the Twins. Hardy has been a nice fantasy shortstop this season even with his homerun total drastically reduced from past years. He has hit for a higher average this year than others, so Hardy should continue to be inserted in line ups.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

31 Aug, 05:44 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in the Orioles win over the Twins on Sunday. 

Playing time has opened up for Flaherty since Machado went down with the bum knee. However, he has not produced enough to be on a fantasy roster for the stretch run of the season.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

31 Aug, 05:42 PM

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Zach Britton retired the only two batters he faced and picked up his 31st save of the season against the Twins on Sunday. 

This marks back-to-back saves for Britton as he continues to be a shut down closer for the Orioles. They are counting on him to be the anchor to the back end of the bullpen to close out wins while they search for a playoff berth. Start Britton and he has proven himself to be a top closing option.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

31 Aug, 05:40 PM

Wei-Yin Chen improved to 14-4 after giving up four runs on eight hits and no walks with seven strikeouts over 6.2 innings against the Twins on Sunday. 

Chen seems to have solidified a starting spot for the crucial stretch run for the O's. He does not walk many batters and has a respectable 3.76 ERA on the year. Chen continues to be a postiive match-up play for owners.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

31 Aug, 05:36 PM

Orioles optioned LHP T.J. McFarland to Class-A Aberdeen.

McFarland will in all likelihood be called back up Monday when rosters expand.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

31 Aug, 01:02 PMSource

Orioles recalled LHP Wei-Yin Chen from Gulf Coast League.

As expected, Chen was simply sent down to add some roster flexibility during the week. He is back now and will start Sunday against the Twins.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Aug, 12:24 PMSource

Orioles option C Steve Clevenger to Short-Season-A Aberdeen.

This will free up a roster spot for newly-acquired Alejandro De Aza. Clevenger will be back though as soon as rosters expand.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Aug, 11:51 AMSource

Alejandro De Aza couldn't make his flight and is not with the Orioles on Sunday.

De Aza will obviously catch a later flight and should be in the Orioles clubhouse either before the game is over or he'll just join the team Monday. He should slot into left field which puts Steve Pearce into a platoon situation at DH.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Aug, 11:48 AMSource

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