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Sergio Romo picked up his third save in the past week, tossing a scoreless inning in Saturday's 9-6 win over the Padres.


The Giants' one-run lead was already blown prior to the ninth inning, but Romo still saw a save opportunity after Denard Span blasted a two-run homer in the top of 10th. Despite the full inning of work shown in box score, manager Bruce Bochy actually started the 10th frame with Will Smith to face the left-handed Travis Jankowski. After Smith failed to get him out, Romo was brought in an sent the Padres packing by sandwiching a single in between a strikeout and a double play. Bochy's handling of the inning indicates he still will play handedness matchups where possible, but after converting all three save chances this week, Romo is the clear-cut top option to see the majority of save opportunities in the final week of the season.

Corey Dickerson (O, TB)

Corey Dickerson went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Red Sox.


His single in the third brought in Brad Miller, extending the Rays' lead to 3-1 at the time. Dickerson has a modest four-game hitting streak and is enjoying his best month at the plate overall, with a .321 average (25-for-78), seven doubles, five homers and 14 RBI in September.

Brad Miller (S, TB)

Brad Miller went 1-for-3 with a two-run double and run in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Red Sox.


The slugging infielder continues to serve as an RBI machine, with the pair of runs he drove in Saturday getting him to 80 on the season. Miller plated Curt Casali and Kevin Kiermaier with his third-inning two-bagger, erasing an early 1-0 deficit. He now has a five-game hitting streak, as well as 15 RBI overall in September.

Logan Forsythe (B2, TB)

Logan Forsythe went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Red Sox.


The veteran made things momentarily interesting against closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth with a 362-foot solo shot, his 20th round-tripper of the season. It marks the first time Forsythe has reached the milestone in his career, and comes on the heels of his previous best of 17 homers that he posted last season. The 29-year-old's season line now stands at a solid .274/..344/.464.

Brock Holt (O, Bos)

Brock Holt went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Rays.


Holt opened the scoring on the evening with a two-bagger to left center in the second that brought home Mookie Betts and added a single later in the contest. The production extended Holt's very modest hitting streak to three games, while the RBI was only his second of September. The 28-year-old is now slashing .264/.326/.397 with seven homers and 34 RBI in 2016.

Dustin Pedroia (B2, Bos)

Dustin Pedroia went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead grand slam in Saturday's 6-4 victory over the Rays.


The veteran second baseman was the hero Saturday, smacking a Danny Farquhar offering in the seventh a distance of 402 feet to left center and plating Brock Holt, Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Sandy Leon. The homer gave the Red Sox a 6-3 lead they wouldn't relinquish and was only Pedroia's second round-tripper of September. His production Saturday also snapped the 0-for-13 stretch that Pedroia had entered the contest with, and brought his season line to a stellar .318/.377/.447.

Justin Turner (B3, LAD)

Justin Turner went 3-for-3 with two RBI, two runs, a stolen base and two walks in a 14-1 victory over the Rockies on Saturday.


The third baseman is 5-for-6 the last two nights since sitting out Thursday. He has multiple hits in three of his last five games. Turner is hitting .274 with 27 home runs, 89 RBI, 75 runs and four steals in 533 at-bats this season.

Josh Reddick (O, LAD)

Josh Reddick went 3-for-4 with a grand slam, five RBI, three runs and a walk in a 14-1 victory over the Rockies on Saturday.


He drove in a run in the sixth to expand the lead to eight and then his grand slam in the seventh capped off a 14-run offensive attack from the Dodgers on Saturday night. With Los Angeles and Oakland this season, Reddick is hitting .281 with 10 home runs, 37 RBI and 53 runs in 388 at-bats.

Mike Trout (O, LAA)

Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with two walks, two RBI and three runs in a 10-4 victory over the Astros on Saturday.


After a hot August, Trout has hit .294 and posted a .943 OPS in September, but he is 3-for-6 in the series versus Houston. Trout has also been very patient lately, walking eight times in the last five games. He is slashing .318/.440/.557 with 28 home runs, 97 RBI and 120 runs in 528 at-bats this season.

Mark Trumbo (O, Bal)

Mark Trumbo went 2-for-3 and hit a home run for the second straight day in a 6-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.


That give Trumbo 45 homers this season and expands his lead in the category to three over Edwin Encarnacion. Trumbo is 4-for-8 with two homers and a double in the first two games of the weekend series versus Arizona. In addition to 45 bombs, Trumbo is hitting .250 with 104 RBI and 89 runs in 585 at-bats.

Jung-Ho Kang (B3, Pit)

Jung Ho Kang snapped out of his slump, going 3-for-3 with two doubles versus the Nationals on Saturday.


Coming into Saturday, Kang was hitting .107 in his last 42 plate appearances. Prior to that, he was hitting .467 with seven bombs in the previous 14 games, so obviously, Kang has been very streaky since the middle of August. Overall, he is hitting .263 with 19 homers, 56 RBI and 43 runs in 293 at-bats this season.

A.J. Ramos pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out two batters, in a victory over the Braves on Saturday.


He took the loss Friday, as he allowed an unearned run, but he bounced back with another save. Ramos has a career-high 39 saves with a 2.90 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 70 strikeouts in 62 innings this season.

Chad Bettis (13-8) allowed seven runs (five earned) on eight hits, struck out three and walked four over 4.2 innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.


It was an all-around bad game for the Rockies, as they fell 14-1. Colorado made three errors Saturday, but the Dodgers opened the scoring with four runs in the second, all of which were charged to Bettis. The Rockies starter yielded another earned run when Clayton Kershaw singled in the fifth. Bettis' four walks were also his most since Aug. 22. He has a 4.92 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 133 strikeouts in 179.1 innings.

Clayton Kershaw threw seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits and walking nobody in a victory over the Rockies on Saturday. Kershaw also struck out six.


The Dodgers ace looks to be fully back, having allowed just one run in his last three starts. Kershaw hasn't yielded an earned run in 19 straight frames. On Saturday, it took Kershaw just 23 batters to get through seven innings, as he retired four times. He is now 12-3 with a 1.65 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 168 strikeouts in 142.0 innings this season. Kershaw will pitch his final regular season game Friday against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants.

Madison Bumgarner allowed five runs on four hits, including three homers in a no-decision over the Padres on Saturday. He also struck out five and walked one.


It was the first time all season Bumgarner yielded three homers in one outing. The Giants ace has now tossed up 26 home runs this season. San Francisco is 2-2 in Bumgarner's last four starts, and he hasn't won a game since Sept. 3. He is 14-9 with a 2.71 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 246 strikeouts in 219.1 innings this season. His final regular season start will be Friday against the Dodgers.

Aaron Blair (1-7) allowed five runs for the sixth time in 14 starts this season during a loss against the Marlins on Saturday.


He yielded five runs on six hits over 3.1 innings versus Miami. He also walked three and struck out none. Blair has a 8.02 ERA in 64.0 MLB innings this year, so he's only useful in deeper keeper leagues. He is projected to make his final start of the year against Detroit on Saturday.

Wei-Yin Chen allowed two runs on four hits and struck out three over four innings in a victory over the Braves on Saturday.


Miami led after four frames, but of course, Chen couldn't record the win having not gone five full innings. Since coming off the disabled list, Chen has allowed five runs on eight hits in 8.1 innings. In both starts, he threw under 70 pitches. Chen is 5-4 with a 5.02 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 95 strikeouts 118.1 innings this season. He is projected to make his final start of the year Saturday against Washington.

Brad Peacock threw well, but took another tough luck no-decision in a loss to the Angels on Saturday. He allowed one run on one hit, struck out seven and walked two over five innings.


Over the last three outings, Peacock has a 2.21 ERA and 0.796 WHIP, but he has nothing to show for that in the win column. In nine MLB appearances, including four starts, Peacock has a 2.67 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 23 strikeouts in 27 innings, but he has yet to record a decision.

Jhoulys Chacin allowed two runs (none earned) on four hits with five strikeouts and three walks over six innings in a no-decision Saturday against Houston.


He has yielded just two earned runs over his last three outings, but Chacin hasn't been able to win any of those games. Fortunately for Los Angeles, the Angels did come back to beat the Astros 10-4. Chacin has 13 strikeouts in his last 16.2 innings, but he did walk three Saturday. As a starter this season, he is 4-8 with a 5.40 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 108.1 frames.

Taylor Jungmann (0-5) allowed two runs on three hits, but he also walked four over four innings and lost against the Reds on Saturday.


He looked better than he did in his last MLB start back in April, but there were still causes for concern. Besides the second, Jungmann allowed two base runners per inning, and he yielded a home run to Joey Votto in the first. Since returning to the big leagues in the middle of September, Jungmann has a 3.00 ERA, 1.167 WHIP and five strikeouts versus four walks in six innings. He is scheduled to make another start next Saturday against Colorado.