It was the slugger's 29th long ball of the season, surpassing the career high he set in last year's breakout campaign. It's been a season of highs and lows for Myers, but it has all culminated in another 20-homer, 20-steal campaign, a feat that no other major-league first baseman can stake a claim to in 2017.
Pence entered Sunday's contest mired in an 0-for-10 slump at the plate, so his three-hit performance against the dominant Clayton Kershaw came out of left field -- or right field in his case. The 34-year-old has started five consecutive games since suffering a minor back ailment earlier this month. He should continue providing modest fantasy value while batting cleanup for the Giants down the stretch.
Williamson was unfazed by the tough task of facing Clayton Kershaw, delivering three of his team's eight hits off of the Cy Young contender. The 27-year-old has started two of the last three games, but they have all come against southpaws. Williamson and his .177 isolated power rating will likely retreat to the bench in favor of Jarrett Parker on Monday, but he could be a cheap source of power in daily leagues when the Giants face the left-handed Robbie Ray on Tuesday.
Stratton struggled finishing off batters in this one, getting into deep counts and needing 84 pitches (50 strikes) to complete four frames. The rookie has produced mixed results as a starter, notching double-digit strikeouts in two outings while failing to top four in his remaining seven. Still, Stratton's 3.43 ERA in those nine starts should be enough to earn him a spot in the Giants' rotation next year. The 27-year-old's final start of 2017 will come in a favorable matchup against the Padres on Saturday, giving him streaming appeal for owners trying to make a final push in their fantasy playoffs.
Running the bases was an important hurdle for him to clear before manager John Farrell would consider using Nunez in games. If he responds well Monday, Nunez could rejoin his teammates as the designated hitter. If he's not up to par, then he'll likely take a few days before running the bases again. The goal is to get him back into action before the postseason kicks off next week.
In the month of September, Betts is looking like the impact player he was during the entirety of 2016. His eighth-inning, bases-clearing double tied Sunday's game before he raced home from second base on an infield single to give Boston the lead. It was the second time on Boston's road trip that he cleared the bases with a double -- he also did it Monday in Baltimore -- to cap comeback wins. He's hitting a modest .273 over the month of September, but has slugged .583 with five home runs, 14 extra-base hits and 21 RBI over 20 games.
Grandal has fallen into a timeshare with fellow catcher Austin Barnes over the past week, but he managed to club two homers over four starts, bringing his season total up to 21, good for fourth among all major-league backstops. Even with a slightly reduced role, the veteran catcher is still worthy of fantasy consideration for the final week of the regular season.
Anderson extended his hitting streak to a career-high 15 games as he continues a surge that kicked off Aug. 1. During that run, he decided to bring back the speed to his game. Sunday's stolen base was his ninth over the last 17 games. Speed is an element of his game when he was in the minors, but Anderson got away from it once he hit the majors.
Kenley Jansen was getting extra rest after converting consecutive saves on Thursday and Friday, opening the door for Morrow to pick up his second save of the season. The 33-year-old has elevated himself into a setup role after posting a sparkling 2.11 ERA through 42.2 innings this season. The Dodgers may opt to give their closer extra rest with nothing left to play for in the final week of the regular season, so Morrow could wind up seeing another save opportunity or two down the stretch.
Springer's 33rd homer from the leadoff position is a franchise record and the most in MLB since Ian Kinsler hit 32 in 2011. At one point this season, Springer looked like he'd threaten 40 homers -- he had 27 in 83 games at the All-Star break -- but has taken a dive in the second half, slashing .238/.341/.370 with six home runs over 51 games.
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