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Blue Jays vs Royals

The Toronto Blue Jays have won three games in a row and eight of 11 to pull within a single percentage point of the number one spot in the American League East. The surging Blue Jays look to continue their torrid stretch, opening a three-game series versus the reeling Kansas City Royals.

Braves vs Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals are getting healthy but are looking for a push in their battle for a National League wild-card spot against the Atlanta Braves. Leadoff hitter Matt Carpenter is expected to participate in the opener after missing 29 games with a strained right oblique. They’ve already had backup earlier this week, when infielders Jhonny Peralta and Brandon Moss came off the disabled list.

Marlins vs Rockies

The Miami Marlins have had a day off to recover from a catastrophic defeat and will try to turn things around against Colorado Rockies. The Marlins kicked off their six-game road trip with three straight losses to the Chicago Cubs, none as bad as Wednesday’s 5-4 defeat.

Brewers vs Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks want to end a disappointing run of pitching performances. They’ll host the Milwaukee Brewers for the next few day’s in three-game series set. The bottom-place Diamondbacks have given up 46 runs during a four-game losing streak. Their opponents, on the other hand, recorded nine tallies per contest over the last seven.

Cubs vs Athletics

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell once dreamed of playing at Oakland Coliseum. Dream will become a reality for him when his squad begin a three-game interleague series against the Oakland Athletics. A former A’s prospect, Russell has blossomed into a key player for the major league-best Cubs. Chicago has now four straight victory and won seven of their last eight.

Red Sox vs Dodgers

The Boston Red Sox are set on closing out a 11-game West Coast trek with a winning record. They will be begin a three-game series against the host Los Angeles Dodgers. Boston is 4-4 on the trip. Versatile Brock Holt delivered the tiebreaking RBI single in the 11th inning of Thursday for a 3-2 victory over Seattle, which split even the four-game series.

Angels vs Mariners

The Seattle Mariners are seeking to make up ground in the American League wild-card race. They are entering a stretch in which seven of their following 13 games are against the soaring Los Angeles Angels. Seattle is just 2-4 versus the Angels this season and Los Angeles is a 12-7 since the All-Star break.

Phillies vs Padres

Philadelphia’s Jeremy Hellickson was a prime candidate to be moved prior to Monday’s trade deadline, but the veteran right-hander will be staying around after-all. He’ll take the ball in Friday’s three-game series opener against the Padres in San Diego. Hellickson stretched his unbeaten streak to three starts (2-0) despite giving up three runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings of a 9-5 victory in Atlanta on Saturday.

 

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Boston Red Sox versus New York Yankees MLB Daily Fantasy League Picks 9-29-2015

The New York Yankees will meet the Boston Red Sox from Major League Baseball action for Tuesday September 29th. Fantasy baseball draft GM’s can tune to ESPN TV at 7PM Eastern Time to track the results of their roster picks.

It has been a poor season for the Boston Red Sox as the club enters play with a record of 76-80. After winning game 1 of this series 5-1 on Monday the team has won four straight games and has been getting great pitching The Red Sox has allowed just one run total in their past four games. The Red Sox have hit well with a team batting average of .267 and push across 4.65 runs per game which ranks in the top five in both categories. The pitching has not been good on the year with the Red Sox Team ERA of 4.34 ranking 25th in Major League Baseball.

The New York Yankees with the loss on Monday has moved to 86-70 on the campaign. They trail the first place Toronto Blue Jays by five games for the AL East division with just six games remaining on the schedule. The Yankees are in a good position to make an AL Wildcard with a 4 game lead over the LA Angels. New York has been a power hitting team as they are third in Major League Baseball in homers as they have hit 207 for the year. The starting pitching has been inconsistent as the staff ranks 21st in quality starts.

Boston Red Sox SS:

Xander Bogaerts

The Red Sox 22 year old short stop has hit well for the entire season with a .325 batting average with seven homers and 80 RBIs. Bogaerts is blistering hot for the month of September with a .367 batting average.

Boston Red Sox CF

Mookie Betts

Another young player at 22 years old Mookie Betts is hitting .292 with 15 homers and 72 RBIs. He is another hot Red Sox for the month of September with a .376 batting average. He is coming off a two hit game on Monday in the victory.

Boston Red Sox 2B:

Brock Holt

Holt has emerged as a productive hitter in the Red Sox lineup as he has a .282 batting average on the year with 44 RBIs. He is batting .311 in September.

Boston Red Sox DH:

David Ortiz

The 39 year old slugger has batted .268 on the year with 36 homers and 104 RBIs. He has multiple hits in two of his past three games.

Boston Red Sox P:

Rick Porcello

The Red Sox right hander is having a down season with a record of 8-14 with an ERA of 5.04 and WHIP of 1.38. He worked on September 23rd and allowed two earned runs and eleven hits in seven innings in a home loss to Tampa Bay.

New York Yankees RF:

Carlos Beltran

The 38 year old right fielder is leading the everyday hitters with a .275 batting average with 18 homers and 63 RBIs. He looks to break a 5 for 24 slump.

New York Yankees SS:

Didi Gregorius

The Yankees shortstop is hitting .266 with nine homers and 54 RBIs. He is hot right now with a .333 batting average in his past seven days.

New York Yankees 3B:

Chase Headley

The Yankees third baseman has hits in six straight games. On the year Headley is batting .263 with 11 homers and 62 RBIs.

New York Yankees LF:

Brett Gardner

The 32 year old left fielder is batting a slump right now as he is 3 for his past 19 at the plate.

New York Yankees DH:

Alex Rodriguez

ARod has three hits over his past three games. He has struggled for the month of September with a .224 batting average.

New York Yankees P:

Michael Pineda

The Yankees righty starter is 12-8 with an ERA of 3.99 and WHIP of 1.22. He is coming off a nice start on September 24th where he allowed one earned run and six hits over six innings of work in a 3-2 home win to the White Sox.

MLB Real Money Fantasy Picks

P: Michael Pineda (Yankees)
SS: Didi Gregorius (Yankees)
RF: Carlos Beltran (Yankees)
CF: Mookie Betts (Red Sox)
2B: Brock Holt (Red Sox)
DH: David Ortiz (Red Sox)

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