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MLB Fantasy: Boston Red Sox call up prized prospect Rafael Devers

MLB Fantasy: Boston Red Sox call up prized prospect Rafael Devers

Seattle Mariners' Guillermo Heredia (5) is greeted at the plate as Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez watches after Heredia hit a three-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Seattle. It was anticipated Devers would start Tuesday night at third base, facing Hernandez. But after one more start he went on the disabled list with a knee injury and hasn't been sharp in either start since his return.

"A lot didn't work there", said Espinosa, who was platooned at second base for the first time in his career. Moore has given up a combined 10 earned runs in his last nine innings and has allowed 14 runs in 27 innings at home overall. "I wasn't thinking about going out there and throwing 98, 99, that was just what was coming out today".

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Red Sox are -215 money line favorites to beat the Mariners, who have odds of +195 to pull off the upset in Seattle. "Where that leads us remains to be seen in these final days up to the deadline, but my conversations with Dave (Dombrowski), I know every effort is being made to do just that". Sale had at least nine strikeouts for the 17th time in 20 starts this season.

Zunino hit a 2-1 pitch from Red Sox reliever Heath Hembree just slightly to the left of straightaway center, a 413-foot shot.

Seattle is 47-16 when scoring four runs or more, but 3-35 when scoring three or fewer runs. Sale is 4-1 with a 2.34 ERA and 74 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners. "He's going to compete whether it's a team function or he's playing ping-pong".

The Red Sox threatened again in the sixth when Mariners first baseman Danny Valencia had to range far to his right to snare a grounder from Brock Holt and while turning awkwardly to throw across his body tossed the ball far over the head of the covering Paxton.

Scott Blumstein wins 2017 World Series of Poker's $8.15M prize
Enjoying the chip lead with 101.55 million to begin, John Hesp looked down at and called, making the pot 6.3 million. Blumstein is "a regular on New Jersey online poker sites but had never cashed in the World Series of Poker ".

Now the Mariners will face the American League's best pitcher and Cy Young favorite on Wednesday in the finale with the series win in their pocket.

"Given his track record ... it'll be a fun challenge".

"I missed my pitches", Rodriguez said. "I could have been the last out of the game".

It seems the team does not plan to use Nunez strictly as a utility man. The 2012 World Series MVP with the Giants, Sandoval signed a minor league contract with San Francisco last weekend after he was released by Boston, which signed him to a $95 million, five-year deal after the 2014 season.

Nunez was serving as the Giants' regular third baseman, and he hit.308 with four homers and 31 RBIs in 76 games for San Francisco this year.

MLB.com rates Devers the No. 4 MLB prospect.


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