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Zach Britton struck out a batter in a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 27th save of the season for the Orioles on Wednesday. 

The Orioles are a gifted bird in finding closers. Britton has been one of the game's best in 2014. He's the latest busted starting pitching prospect to reclaim himself in relief. He and his power sinker have amassed 27 saves in 30 attempts and sparkling rates: 2.08 ERA, 0.92 WHIP. Now, if only the Cubs were to trade for him...
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

20 Aug, 11:18 PM

Wei-Yin Chen picked up his 13th win of the season after allowing three runs on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over 7.1 innings on Wednesday against the White Sox. 

After ceding a two-run home run to Avisail Garcia in the first inning Chen was nearly spotless. He struck out seven, while only walking one. He's having a nearly identical season to 2013, sporting nearly the exact same peripherals. It's safe to say we can count on him for 4.00-ish ERA, 1.25-1.30 WHIP and just under seven strikeouts per nine. In essence, he's a solid starter for deeper mixed and AL-only, but only streamed in shallower formats.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

Chen has now thrown four solid, quality starts in his last five outings and has now posted a 30:6 K:BB in 34.2 innings over that span. He has been a very unassuming anchor for this Orioles rotation and probably doesn't get the credit he deserves. Look for him to continue this upward trend next week when he faces the Rays.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Aug, 11:16 PM

Nelson Cruz hit a two run blast in the fourth inning for his 33rd home run of the season and the Orioles beat the White Sox 4-3 on Wednesday. 

Who has two thumbs and makes Orioles fans forget that Chris Davis was a colossal bust this year? This guy! Cruz has been absolutely outstanding this season and what a steal for those wise enough to draft him in the mid to later rounds during the spring. He's slashing .258/.326/.516 on the season with 33 home runs and 86 RBI. It may not be the same as what Davis did last year, but combining Cruz' total with an improved role player like Steve Pearce and you've got better than Davis. Cruz is a huge reason as to why the Orioles are going to win the AL East this year.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Aug, 11:14 PM

Adam Jones went 3-for-4 with a home run, RBI and two runs scored in the Orioles 4-3 win over the White Sox on Wednesday. 

Jones has hit safely in each of his last four games with three multi-hit performances in that span. With 24 home runs on the year, it's going to be close to see if he can reach the 30-homer plateau for a third consecutive year. His 77 RBI put him on pace to crack the century mark for a second-straight season. He'll probably need another power binge week or two to get him over both marks. All that with a .288 average and a complete inability to draw a walk and you've got yourself one heck of an all star in this guy. He's been pure fantasy gold these last three seasons.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Aug, 11:12 PM

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Nick Markakis RF, Steve Pearce 1B, Adam Jones CF, Nelson Cruz LF, Delmon Young DH, J.J. Hardy SS, Chris Davis 3B, Jonathan Schoop 2B, Nick Hundley C, (Wei-Yin Chen P)

20 Aug, 04:06 PM

Nick Hundley went 2-for-4 with a home run, walk and a stolen base in the Orioles 5-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. 

Despite a nice showing form Hundley on Tuesday night, the catcher job has been Caleb Joseph's to lose since Matt Wieters went down with a season-ending arm injury. He holds little to no fantasy value moving forward.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

19 Aug, 11:12 PM

Adam Jones went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI, and a run scored in the Orioles win over the White Sox Tuesday. 

Jones has picked up the pace over his last 10 games, logging five multi-hit performances while adding four extra-base hits (1 HR) and seven RBI in that stretch. He is now slashing .285/.314/.475 with 23 home urns and 76 RBI as he remains one of the better outfield options to own the rest of the way.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

19 Aug, 11:10 PM

Chris Tillman improved to 10-5 after allowing one run on three hits and one walk with nine strikeouts in eight dynamite innings against the White Sox Tuesday. 

Tillman continues to impress in the second half of the season as he has now improved to 3-0 while allowing three runs or less in each of his last seven starts. Although he hasn't been very dominant this season (114 K through 164.2 IP), Tillman as managed to keep his walks to a minimum of late, owning a 40:6 K:BB rate since the All-Star break. He will look to keep up the pace when he takes on the Rays on Monday.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

19 Aug, 11:08 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez will now pitch out of the bullpen.

Well, he can't do any worse out of the bullpen than he did as starter. If, for some reason, any fantasy owner still owns Ubaldo, this is the time officially cut bait with him.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

19 Aug, 06:35 PMSource

Miguel Gonzalez will start on Sunday.

He will get the start vs the Cubs on Sunday and makes for a nice streaming option.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

19 Aug, 06:34 PMSource

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