Daily fantasy baseball lineup: Start Matt Kemp, Corey Kluber
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Corey Kluber, Indians (@ Astros) — Somehow, Kluber is not the highest projected point scorer among pitchers even though he has a great matchup with the Astros. In his last two starts, he has allowed two runs while striking out 15 batters in 17 1/3 innings. A team that whiffs as frequently as the Astros do is a layup for Kluber. He is easily the best option on Tuesday.
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers (@ Twins, Ricky Nolasco) — Cabrera has five hits, including a homer, in his last two games. He has been on fire this entire month, slashing .436/.483/.836 with six homers in September. While he is projected for five points, the most among infielders, he's well worth grabbing in the Baseball Throwdown on Tuesday.
Matt Kemp, Dodgers (@ Rockies, Tyler Matzek) — Kemp has been on fire of late, hitting homers in each of his last two games and slashing .313/.353/.729 in the month of September. He is a career .325/.401/.618 hitter at Coors Field, with 14 homers, 17 doubles and 52 RBI in 60 games. That’s a rather outstanding 162-game pace, even for Coors Field. Get him in your lineup.
Johnny Cueto, Reds (@ Cubs) — Cueto has allowed just three runs in his last 23 innings and whiffed eight Cubs in 6 1/3 frames in his last start against Chicago.
Scott Kazmir, Athletics (vs. Rangers) — Kazmir dominated the White Sox in his last start, allowing just one run with seven strikeouts in eight innings.
Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers (@ Rockies, Tyler Matzek) — Gonzalez is slashing .301/.373/.544 with 17 homers, 15 doubles and 71 RBI in 67 career games at Coors Field.
Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers (@ Rockies, Tyler Matzek) — Ramirez has nine hits in his last five games and is a career .367/.431/.617 hitter at Coors Field.
Mike Trout, Angels (vs. Mariners, Roenis Elias) — Trout is 7-for-12 with two homers, two doubles, a triple and four RBI in his last four games.
Corey Dickerson, Rockies (vs. Dodgers, Dan Haren) — Dickerson is 4-for-5 with three doubles and a homer against Haren in his career. He's also slashing .313/.365/.577 against righties and .363/.415/.670 at home this year.