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  • KC Starting Pitcher #55
    Cole Ragans recorded 12 strikeouts over six scoreless innings on Wednesday in a win over the Tigers.
    Ragans held up his end of the bargain in a highly-anticipated matchup against Tigers ace Tarik Skubal, limiting Detroit’s offense to just one hit and three walks over six shutout frames. The 26-year-old emerging ace generated 15 swinging strikes and a near-elite 35 percent CSW, finishing with a season-high 12 punchouts. He’ll carry a solid 3.34 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 76/21 K/BB ratio across 62 innings (11 starts) into a road tilt on Tuesday against the division-rival Twins.
  • CHC Shortstop #7
    Dansby Swanson went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and three RBI on Wednesday, leaing the Cubs to a 6-5 victory over the Giants.
    Swanson went back-to-back with Ian Happ in the fourth inning and also added a pivotal two-run single in the seventh inning, which wound up being just enough for Chicago to edge San Francisco. The 30-year-old shortstop has homered in back-to-back games after going without a round-tripper since June 7.
  • SF Right Fielder #2
    Jorge Soler walloped a grand slam on Wednesday in the Giants’ loss to the Cubs.
    Soler pulled San Francisco within one run with an eighth-inning grand slam off Chicago reliever Tyson Miller. It was his ninth long ball of the season and second time he’s gone deep in his last four games. The 32-year-old slugger has always been a streaky power hitter and could be gearing up for an extended power surge over the next few weeks.
  • WAS Relief Pitcher #67
    Kyle Finnegan slammed the door on the Diamondbacks in the ninth inning on Wednesday, retiring all three hitters that he faced to preserve a two-run advantage.
    Finnegan picked up his 21st save of the season for his efforts. The 32-year-old hurler made things look easy in this one, getting Joc Pederson on a ground ball to first and then striking out Eugenio Suarez and Gabriel Moreno to end it. While his job security was shaky heading into the season, Finnegan has been an absolute monster for fantasy managers this season, posting a 1.72 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and a 33/10 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 innings of work while converting 21 of his 23 save chances and chipping in two victories for good measure.
  • CHC Left Fielder #8
    Ian Happ went 2-for-4 with a solo homer on Wednesday in the Cubs’ victory over the Giants.
    Happ went back-to-back with teammate Dansby Swanson off Giants reliever Spencer Bivens in the fourth inning. The 29-year-old left fielder has gone deep three times in his last five contests since June 15 and is up to nine round-trippers on the season.
  • CHC Relief Pitcher #54
    Colten Brewer tossed a scoreless ninth inning on Wednesday against the Giants to record his first career save.
    We’re not totally sure what to make of Chicago’s closing situation at the moment as Brewer became the sixth different Cubs reliever to record a save this year. The 31-year-old righty issued a pair of walks, but still managed to escape with his first career save.
  • CHC Starting Pitcher #28
    Kyle Hendricks struck out eight and allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings on Wednesday in a win over the Giants.
    Hendricks carried a no-hit bid into the sixth inning on Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field before coughing up a leadoff double to Thairo Estrada, who came around to score later in the frame on a ground out from Heliot Ramos. He induced 14 swinging strikes and finished with a near-elite 39 percent CSW. It was his strongest outing of the season by a considerable margin. The soft-tossing 34-year-old veteran is too risky to trust in shallow mixed leagues in the wake of his early-season struggles, but he’s making the most of his opportunity to step back into Chicago’s injury-ravaged starting rotation. He’ll take the ball on Tuesday in a rematch against the Giants out in San Francisco at Oracle Park.
  • WAS Starting Pitcher #46
    Patrick Corbin pitched well in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, racking up seven strikeouts over five innings of one-run baseball.
    The 34-year-old southpaw scattered just three hits and three walks on the afternoon. The lone tally against him came as Corbin issued a one-out walk to Gabriel Moreno with the bases loaded in the third inning. He battled back though to strike out Blaze Alexander and then got Geraldo Perdomo to pop out to end the threat. Unfortunately, the Nationals didn’t take the lead until the sixth inning, which cost him any shot at a victory here. Corbin got 11 swings and misses on 90 pitches in the game, posting a solid CSW of 30 percent. He’ll try to further improve upon his 5.60 ERA and 1.60 WHIP when he takes the hill against the Padres on Monday in San Diego.
  • ARI First Baseman #53
    Christian Walker went 1-for-4 and scored the Diamondbacks’ lone run in Wednesday’s loss to the Nationals.
    The only run that the Diamondbacks were able to scratch out against Patrick Corbin and company on Wednesday afternoon came as Gabriel Moreno worked a bases-loaded walk in the third inning that allowed Walker to score. The 33-year-old slugger has been a force in the middle of the Diamondbacks’ lineup once again this season — slashing .255/.333/.475 with 16 homers, 49 RBI and a pair of stolen bases.
  • ARI Starting Pitcher #32
    Brandon Pfaadt logged a quality start in Wednesday afternoon’s loss to the Nationals, giving up three runs on five hits across his 6 1/3 innings of work.
    The 25-year-old right-hander astonishingly did not record a strikeout in the contest while issuing four free passes. Still, he managed to keep the Nats off the board completely until Jesse Winker’s go-ahead two-run shot in the sixth inning. He then exited with two men on and one out in the seventh inning, and one of those runners ultimately came around to score as well. Pfaadt didn’t get a single swing and miss on any of his 77 pitches in the contest, registering an underwhelming CSW of only 23 percent. He’ll carry a 4.37 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and an 84/22 K/BB ratio (90 2/3 innings) into Tuesday’s matchup against the Twins.
  • NYY First Baseman #48
    Yankees transferred 1B Anthony Rizzo to the 60-day injured list.
    The Yankees needed to free up a spot on their 40-man roster for the return of Gerrit Cole on Wednesday, and the easiest move was to shift Rizzo to the 60-day IL. The 34-year-old is dealing with a right forearm fracture and is expected to be sidelined for the next two months.