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Chris Tillman (R) Headshot

Tillman (1-6) got tagged for eight runs on nine hits and two walks over 4.1 innings in Friday's 8-2 loss to the Rangers. He struck out six.

While the right-hander has seen an uptick in his strikeouts lately, posting an 8.6 K/9 over his last five starts, his performance otherwise remains an unmitigated disaster. Tillman's 6.48 ERA and 1.68 WHIP over that five-game stretch are actually an improvement on his season-long numbers, and he should be nowhere near an active fantasy roster for his next trip to the mound Wednesday at home against the Royals.
7:32 am (EST)
Nick Castellanos (R) Headshot

Castellanos went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run, his 15th blast of the year, in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Astros.

He's snapped out of an 0-for-18 skid with four hits in his last two games, and while Castellanos' .242 batting average (15-for-62) since the All-Star break isn't encouraging, his five homers and 11 RBI in those 14 games certainly is. The 25-year-old likely won't put together the breakout season many people expected this spring, but he should at least top last year's career high of 18 homers.
7:25 am (EST)
Jordan Zimmermann (R) Headshot

Zimmermann allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings while striking out two but came away with a no-decision in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Astros.

The right-hander was on track for his seventh win of the season before Bruce Rondon melted down in the eighth inning. Quality starts have been few and far between for Zimmermann in 2017, and while his 5.69 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the year look bad he's been even worse in July (6.23 ERA, 1.58 WHIP). Things won't get any easier for him in his next outing Wednesday on the road in Yankee Stadium.
7:20 am (EST)
Josh Reddick (L) Headshot

Reddick went 1-for-2 with five RBI on Friday, including a game-winning three-run home run in the eighth inning of a 6-5 win over the Tigers.

The other two RBI came from sac flys. Reddick's penchant for production without an official at-bat has left him with an odd-looking .321/.313/.500 slash line over his last seven games, but his 10 RBI over that stretch are nothing to sneeze at.
7:15 am (EST)
José Altuve (R) Headshot

Altuve went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and two runs scored in Friday's 6-5 win over the Tigers.

He extended his hitting streak to 19 games with another impressive performance, and Altuve's hitting .524 (44-for-84) over that stretch with four homers, five steals, 19 RBI and 21 runs. The second-base dynamo has pushed his OPS up to a career-high 1.018 with the surge, and after finishing third in AL MVP voting last year he could be headed for his first major award in 2017.
7:11 am (EST)
Hyun-Soo Kim (L) Headshot

GM Matt Klentak said Kim will likely be used as a bench player, Gordie Jones of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Kim is a free agent after the season, so the Phillies have little to gain by giving him at-bats at the expense of their young outfielders. Odubel Herrera, Aaron Altherr and Nick Williams should start in the outfield most nights moving forward unless the Phillies opt to add one more of their young outfielders to the mix. Kim will have his playing time sprinkled in to give the other players an occasional day off.
7:10 am (EST)
Ken Giles (R) Headshot

Giles struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his 22nd save of the year in a 6-5 win over the Tigers.

While the Astros' potent offense sometimes overshoots the mark and denies him a save situation, Giles has still been on a roll in July, posting a 1.23 ERA and 0.68 WHIP in 7.1 innings over eight appearances while converting all four of his save chances. The 26-year-old flamethrower isn't quite an elite-tier closer, but he remains among the best of the rest.
7:06 am (EST)
Brad Hand (L) Headshot

Hand tossed a clean inning while picking up his third save in as many days in a 3-2 win over the Pirates.

The 27-year-old has acclimated well to closing games in San Diego, going 3-for-3 in save opportunities since taking over for the traded Brandon Maurer. The Padres continue to listen to offers for the dominant lefty, which could lead to a deal prior to Monday's trade deadline. A move may land Hand in a situation where he isn't closing games anymore, but that shouldn't stop fantasy owners from taking advantage of his recent outburst of saves.
7:06 am (EST)
Dallas Keuchel (L) Headshot

Keuchel gave up three runs on six hits and three walks over three innings Friday but escaped with a no-decision in a 6-5 win over the Tigers. He struck out three.

On the shelf for almost two months due to a nerve issue in his neck, Keuchel showed more than a little rust in his return to action, but a Josh Reddick homer in the top of the eighth inning saved the lefty from his first loss of the year. Keuchel at least threw 79 pitches (45 strikes) Friday, which should allow him to handle a full workload in his next start Wednesday at home against the Rays.
7:02 am (EST)
Travis Wood (L) Headshot

Wood (1-0) tossed six innings of two-run ball while striking out seven in his first start with the Padres on Friday. He was the winning pitcher of record in a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh.

Initially considered an afterthought in Monday's six-player trade between San Diego and Kansas City, Wood looked like a rejuvenated pitcher in his debut with the Friars. The 30-year-old exhibited impeccable control, throwing 51 of his 81 pitches for strikes while recording a season-high seven punchouts. Despite looking like a new pitcher Friday, Wood continued his fly ball tendencies, inducing just three groundballs compared to eight in the air. He can get away with that style of pitching in the pitcher-friendly confines of Petco Park, but he may not be so fortunate at other venues. That said, Wood's next start comes on the road in a rematch with the Pirates next Friday.
7:00 am (EST)
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