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  • Austin Wells C | NYY

    Yankees' Austin Wells: Belts first big-league long ball

    Wells went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in a loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

    Wells accounted for New York's only extra-base hits in the loss, and his ninth-inning homer was the only thing that prevented the team from getting shut out. The long ball was the backstop's first in the big leagues, and this was the first time he's had more than one hit in a game. Wells has found the going tough at the plate in his first cup of coffee with the Yankees, slashing .163/.196/.326 with a 2:11 BB:K over 46 plate appearances thus far.

  • Michael King RP | NYY

    Yankees' Michael King: Racks up career-best 13 punchouts

    King (4-7) took the loss against Toronto on Wednesday, allowing one run on five hits and no walks while striking out 13 batters over seven innings.

    Though he was tagged with the loss due to a stagnant New York offense, King pitched arguably his best game as a major-leaguer, tallying a career-best strikeout total and racking up 16 whiffs over seven frames. The only run he allowed came when Bo Bichette reached on a two-out infield single to knock in Kevin Kiermaier in the third inning. King has been a strikeout machine over his past three outings, posting a 30:2 K:BB along with a 1.62 ERA and 1.02 WHIP over 16.2 innings. It would be an understatement to say that his late-season transition to the rotation has gone well, and King could be setting himself up for a full-time role as a starter in 2024 with his recent outstanding run.

  • Kevin Gausman SP | TOR

    Blue Jays' Kevin Gausman: Fans 10 in victory

    Gausman (12-9) earned the win over the Yankees on Wednesday, allowing three hits and walking three batters over six scoreless innings. He struck out 10.

    Gausman was dominant in the victory, racking up 17 swinging strikes en route to his ninth double-digit punchout effort of the campaign. The right-hander's sixth strikeout of the game gave him a new career-best single-season total, surpassing the mark he set with San Francisco in 2021. Gausman ranks second in the majors with 232 punchouts and has complemented that total with a 3.29 ERA and 1.20 WHIP over 178 innings.

  • Brandon Drury 2B | LAA

    Angels' Brandon Drury: Knocks in five runs in victory

    Drury went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI in an 8-3 win against the Rays on Wednesday.

    Drury was responsible for the majority of Los Angeles' run production in the victory, knocking a three-run homer in the second inning and a two-run shot in the sixth. It was the third multi-homer performance of the campaign for the veteran infielder, who is up to 23 long balls and 75 RBI over 115 contests on the season. Drury had been struggling coming into Wednesday, slashing .164/.271/.377 over his first 16 contests in September.

  • Aaron Civale SP | TB

    Rays' Aaron Civale: Lasts just three frames in loss

    Civale (7-4) took the loss against the Angels on Wednesday, allowing six runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out seven batters over three innings.

    Civale fell behind 2-0 in the first inning and gave up four more runs in the second. Though he bounced back to strike out three batters in a scoreless third, the right-hander wasn't allowed to return for the fourth. This was Civale's shortest outing of the campaign and snapped his streak of seven straight starts of at least five frames. One positive takeaway is that Civale continued his recent strikeout binge -- he's compiled 44 punchouts over his past 28.1 frames covering six starts.

  • Reid Detmers SP | LAA

    Angels' Reid Detmers: Logs seven punchouts in four frames

    Detmers allowed an unearned run on three hits and two walks while striking out seven batters over four innings in a no-decision against Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

    Detmers was scratched from his previous projected start Sunday due to an illness, but he recovered enough to take the mound Wednesday. The southpaw's short outing didn't appear to be due to any lingering effects, nor did he pitch poorly -- the only run Detmers allowed was largely due to an error behind him in the third frame. However, the hurler needed 96 pitches to complete his four innings, as the Rays fouled off a hefty 27 balls against him. That prevented Detmers from qualifying for the win, though he still made a strong impact in fantasy with his second straight seven-strikeout performance.

  • Josh Bell 1B | MIA

    Marlins' Josh Bell: Snaps homer drought Wednesday

    Bell went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, an additional run and a double in a loss to the Mets on Wednesday.

    Bell accounted for half of Miami's scoring output with his 417-foot solo shot in the sixth inning. The veteran slugger had gone 14 games without a long ball prior to the blast, slashing .216/.273/.255 with a 30.9 percent strikeout rate over the cold stretch. He's slowed down quite a bit after slamming eight home runs over his first 26 contests as a Marlin.

  • Brandon Nimmo CF | NYM

    Mets' Brandon Nimmo: Homers among three hits

    Nimmo went 3-for-4 with a double, a solo home run, two additional runs and a walk against Miami in an 8-3 win Wednesday.

    Nimmo has been scorching in September, batting .346 through 18 contests. He's gone deep five times during the month so far, though he hadn't homered in his previous 10 games before Wednesday. Nimmo has already established a career high with 24 homers on the campaign, and he needs one more RBI to tie the career-best mark of 64 he recorded last season.

  • Mark Vientos DH | NYM

    Mets' Mark Vientos: Homers twice in victory

    Vientos went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Marlins.

    Vientos began the scoring in the contest with a solo shot in the second inning and added another solo blast in the sixth. This was the rookie's first multi-homer game of his big-league career -- he came into the contest with just six long balls over his first 236 plate appearances as a major leaguer. Vientos has demonstrated ample power in the minors, however, with 65 long balls over 245 minor-league games across the past three seasons.

  • Eury Perez SP | MIA

    Marlins' Eury Perez: Takes loss in short start

    Perez (5-6) completed three innings in a loss to the Mets on Wednesday, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits and three walks while striking out two batters.

    Perez got through a scoreless first frame before serving up a solo homer to Mark Vientos in the second. New York tacked on two more runs against the right-hander in the third, though one of them was unearned, and Perez didn't return for the fourth inning after having thrown 69 pitches. This was the rookie's shortest start of the campaign outside of a six-run disaster against Atlanta on July 1 during which he recorded only one out, and he hasn't tossed more than five frames in any of his past four appearances. Perez now holds a 3.15 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 108:31 K:BB over 91.1 major-league innings this season.

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