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Derek Carty

The elite pitchers have tricky matchups on Monday, meaning that you should spend big on bats in DFS. Derek Carty identifies the right ones to choose. Spend big on bats for Monday's daily fantasy slate

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MLB Week 21 Power Rankings: Rangers AL's top team

Very little changed in the top five of this week's rankings, but the Rangers managed to move past the Blue Jays as the American League's top team. Movin' on up

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Beltran did what to his hair?

Outfielder Carlos Beltran was seen on the Rangers' bench with hair dye that looked eerily similar to what Carlos Boozer pulled with the Bulls once upon a time.

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What we learned: Donaldson has a day

Josh Donaldson's three homer game on Sunday padded Toronto's lead in the AL East as the Blue Jays enter a stretch of games against their division rivals. Call it a hat trick

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Cubs travel in style, head home in onesies

The Cubs didn't have much reason to celebrate after losing to the Dodgers on Sunday, but they were comfortable as they headed home. Photos

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Hosmer gets splashed on SportsCenter

While being interviewed after the Royals' 10-4 win over the Red Sox, Eric Hosmer gets doused with ice cold water by teammate Salvador Perez.

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Royals use big sixth inning to top Red Sox

Kansas City scored eight runs in the sixth inning en route to a 10-4 win over Boston on Sunday.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

An eight-run implosion in the sixth inning dooms the Red Sox to a 10-4 loss to the surging Royals on Sunday Night Baseball. Boston is two games behind Toronto in the AL East and one ahead of Baltimore for the first AL wild-card berth. Kansas City, meanwhile, has won 17 of its last 21.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

August ERAs for relievers who began the month as high-leverage options for Red Sox manager John Farrell: Matt Barnes (11.17 in 11 appearances), Fernando Abad (5.63 in 10 appearances), Junichi Tazawa (11.25 in nine appearances entering the ninth inning tonight). If Boston doesn't win the AL East or misses the playoffs entirely, the bullpen will be an enormous reason.

Raul Mondesi hits bases-clearing triple

Raul Mondesi smacks a bases-clearing, stand-up triple in an eight-run sixth inning for the Royals.

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

According to Baseball Prospectus, the Royals started the day with a 6.3% of making the postseason -- but they seem more dangerous than that.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Matt Strahm just started throwing in the bullpen, but Ned Yost says he warms up fairly quickly. Bogaerts hit and Boston leads 4-2.

Bucci Mane @Buccigross

Never seen anyone play more shallow in right than Lorenzo Cain. It's 13 year old up in Babe Ruth Baseball shallow.