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Michael Pineda allowed two runs on four hits and one walk with three strikeouts over six innings in a no decision against the Astros on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
Pineda made just his second start returning from the disabled list last week, and was able to keep the Yankees in the game, but once again fell short as he was forced to settle for a no-decision. Through six starts this season, Pineda is sitting on a 2-2 record with a 2.05 EAR and 0.88 WHIP while maintaining a 22:4 K:BB rate over 30.2 innings. Although the sample size is rather small, Pineda remains someone worth owning down the stretch as he tries to salvage what is left of another injury-plagued year for the big 25-year-old. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Royals on Monday night. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Addison Russell will start and bat ninth Tuesday.
The team wasn’t going to bring up a top prospect to have him sit on the bench. The Cubs were getting little production out of their second baseman, so they had Russell work in at second base while in the minors. The fantasy potential for this kid is high and owners should consider picking him up, in case he performs like everyone expects. He is going to take his bumps early, so don’t give up hope on the young star. Analysis: Colby Conway
Al Horford said he's good to go for game two.
Horford suffered a hand injury during the fourth quarter of Game 1 but was able to return and play the final six minutes but with his ring and pinky finger taped together. X-rays taken on the hand were negative but Horford expressed that he was in considerable pain. Given that it's playoff time there was little chance Horford would not be on the court for the Hawks Game 2 matchup against the Nets. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba