Major League Baseball Fantasy Draft News September 24th 2015
Blue Jays Shut Out Yankees to Move 4 ½ Games up in First Place in AL East
The Toronto Blue Jays took another step to an AL East division title as they shut out the New York Yankees on Wednesday by the score of 4-0. The Blue Jays increased their lead on the New York Yankees to 3 ½ games with just ten games remaining to be played. This concludes this head to head series between these clubs as the Blue Jays have six games remaining with Tampa Bay and four with Baltimore.
The Yankees were shut out with just six hits on the night and will begin a four game series on Thursday night with the Chicago White Sox. They then close with four next week at home to Boston and three on the road at Baltimore. In the AL Wildcard race the pinstripes are five games ahead of Minnesota for the final playoff spot with 11 games left for both teams. New York lost a game on Toronto in this series as they dropped two of the three games.
Toronto Blue Jays 3B:
It was a nice night for the Blue Jays third baseman as he went 3 for 4 with a double and run scored. He is hitting .301 on the year and is an MVP candidate with 39 homers and 120 RBIs.
Toronto Blue Jays C:
It was a big night for the Blue Jays catcher as Russell Martin had a homer with two runs scored and three RBIs in the win on Wednesday. Martin moved his average up to .239 with 21 homers and 72 RBIs.
Toronto Blue Jays P:
The right hander made his third start since being sidelined with a torn ACL. On Wednesday he shut out the Yankees on five hits over seven innings. In his three starts in 2015 Stroman is 3-0 with an ERA of 1.89.
New York Yankees 3B:
Headley had a hit in his three at bats on Wednesday. He entered play on a 2 for 22 hitting slump that saw his average dip to .260 with 11 homers and 61 RBIs.
New York Yankees SS:
After a three hit game on Tuesday Didi Gregorius had a hit in his three at bats on Wednesday. Didi is batting .267 with nine homers and 52 RBIs replacing the legend Derek Jeter at shortstop.
New York Yankees P:
The Yankees right hander held the Blue Jays to one earned run and four hits over 5 2/3rd innings and left with a no decision. It was a better outing than the one on September 12th that saw Nova give up six earned runs and seven hits over 1 2/3rd innings in a home defeat to Toronto.
LA Angels Tighten up the AL Wildcard Race with a Come From Behind 6-5 road win at Houston
Things were looking quite bleak for the LA Angels on Wednesday afternoon. They were down 4-3 in the top of the eighth inning and possibly falling 3 ½ games back of Houston for the final wildcard spot. But a huge double by David Friese that drove in two runs game the Angels a 5-4 lead that they later extended to 6-4. LA is now 1 ½ games back of Houston for the final playoff spot in the American League.
LA Angels CF:
The LA center fielder had two doubles and two runs scored in the win. He has multiple hits in four of his past ten games.
LA Angels RF:
The 27 year old had a couple hits with two runs scored and a homer and RBI on Wednesday. His average moved up to .260 with 24 homers and 78 RBIs.