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8/21/2017 Orlando Arcia, Mil, SS
Orlando Arcia went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 8-4. Arcia scored once and stole a base. He ended the game with a .279 batting average.
8/21/2017 Kyle Hendricks, ChC, P
Kyle Hendricks allowed three runs on six hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. Hendricks struck out six, ending the game with a 3.52 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: This wasn't one of Hendricks' best efforts, and he's still yet to get a win in six starts since returning from a hand injury in late July. The 2016 MLB ERA leader has still pitched well overall since coming back, recording a 2.45 ERA with 30 strikeouts in 33 innings. He should have a chance to end his drought in Saturday's road matchup with the lowly Phillies.
8/21/2017 Carl Edwards Jr., ChC, P
Carl Edwards Jr. did not allow a hit or walk in 0.2 scoreless innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. Edwards Jr. struck out one, ending the game with a 3.58 ERA and 1.05 WHIP on the season.
8/21/2017 Roberto Osuna, Tor, P
Roberto Osuna fell to 3-4, allowing three runs on two hits in 0.1 innings, as the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Sunday. Osuna struck out two, ending the game with a 3.61 ERA and 0.90 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Toronto's closer failed to protect a two-run lead in the 10th inning as his road woes resumed. Osuna has now blown three of his last five save opportunities away from home while allowing a whopping nine runs in 3 2/3 innings over that period. He is 18 for 20 in save chances while sporting a 2.10 ERA at Rogers Centre, far better than his 5.64 mark on the road.
8/21/2017 Dominic Leone, Tor, P
Dominic Leone did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Sunday. Leone struck out one, ending the game with a 2.57 ERA and 1.05 WHIP on the season.
8/21/2017 Koji Uehara, ChC, P
Koji Uehara allowed two runs on two hits and one walk in 0.2 innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. Uehara did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.96 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Uehara struggled in his return from a DL stint caused by a stiff neck, and he's now permitted four runs in 1 2/3 innings over his last three appearances. The 42-year-old may be looking at a reduced role in a deep Chicago bullpen down the stretch.
8/21/2017 Marco Estrada, Tor, P
Marco Estrada allowed three runs on five hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Sunday. Estrada struck out four, ending the game with a 5.07 ERA and 1.44 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: The right-hander's up-and-down season continues. After seemingly getting back on track by posting a 1.71 ERA over a stretch of three quality starts from July 31-Aug. 10, Estrada has surrendered nine runs in 10 1/3 innings over his last two outings. Estrada also notched only one win since May 27, so he'll remain a risky play when he faces the surging Twins on Saturday.
8/21/2017 Justin Wilson, ChC, P
Justin Wilson improved to 4-4, allowing no hits and two walks over 0.1 scoreless innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. Wilson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.13 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
8/21/2017 Wade Davis, ChC, P
Wade Davis walked two and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. Davis struck out one, ending the game with a 2.27 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season.
8/21/2017 Ryan Tepera, Tor, P
Ryan Tepera walked two and didn't allow a hit in 1.1 scoreless innings as the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Sunday. Tepera struck out two, ending the game with a 3.13 ERA and 1.03 WHIP on the season.
8/20/2017 Jon Jay, ChC, CF
Jon Jay went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5. Jay scored once. He ended the game with a .283 batting average.

Analysis: Jay is really scuffling right now, having gone 0 for 14 with six strikeouts despite having drawn five walks over his last six games. He's not an everyday player anyway, so there are certainly better fantasy outfield choices available.
8/20/2017 Justin Smoak, Tor, 1B
Justin Smoak went 1 for 5 with a double Sunday as the Toronto Blue Jays fell to the Chicago Cubs 6-5. Smoak scored once. He ended the game with a .294 batting average.
8/20/2017 Albert Almora Jr., ChC, CF
Albert Almora Jr. went 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs Sunday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5. He ended the game with a .292 batting average.

Analysis: Almora has been swinging a very hot bat, as he's 13 for 30 over his last 11 games after going 5 for 10 with four RBIs in this series. The 23-year-old appears to getting a firmer hold on the Cubs' everyday center fielder job.
8/20/2017 Anthony Rizzo, ChC, 1B
Anthony Rizzo went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs topped the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5. He ended the game with a .268 batting average.
8/20/2017 Miguel Montero, Tor, C
Miguel Montero went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and an RBI Sunday as the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Chicago Cubs 6-5. The homer was his sixth of the season. He ended the game with a .238 batting average.

Analysis: Montero's return to Wrigley Field was a success for the former Cub, as he went 4 for 10 over the course of the series. The veteran catcher figures to draw the majority of starts behind the plate for his new team with Russell Martin out for a while with an oblique injury.
8/20/2017 Ben Zobrist, ChC, 2B
Ben Zobrist went 2 for 5 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs topped the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5. Zobrist scored once. He ended the game with a .226 batting average.

Analysis: The 36-year-old's bat has shown some life lately, as he's 6 for 19 with four runs scored over his last six games. Zobrist has still had a highly disappointing fantasy season, as evidenced by the .214 average and one RBI he's produced over his past 21 outings.
8/20/2017 Ian Happ, ChC, 2B
Ian Happ went 0 for 1 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5. He ended the game with a .248 batting average.
8/20/2017 Alex Avila, ChC, C
Alex Avila went 1 for 1 with two RBIs Sunday as the Chicago Cubs topped the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5. He ended the game with a .269 batting average.

Analysis: Avila played the hero by recording a game-winning two-run single in the 10th inning. Though the trade-deadline pickup is hitting just .174 since July 9, he's gone 5 for 13 with a home run and six RBIs during a four-game hitting streak.
8/20/2017 Ryan Goins, Tor, 2B
Ryan Goins went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Chicago Cubs 6-5. He ended the game with a .212 batting average.

Analysis: Goins got on a bit of a hot stretch to start August, but he's come back to Earth by going 3 for 28 over his last nine games. Look elsewhere for a middle infield fantasy option.
8/20/2017 Javier Báez, ChC, 2B
Javier Baez went 0 for 5 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5. Baez scored once and stole a base. He ended the game with a .268 batting average.
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