Daily fantasy baseball lineup: Start Felix Hernandez, Matt Holliday
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Felix Hernandez, Mariners (@ Blue Jays) — With the Mariners' playoff hopes hanging in the balance, don't you want to bet on Hernandez? I sure do. He was predictably great in his last start, shutting out the Angels for seven innings and fanning 11 batters. King Felix dominated the Blue Jays in his only start against them this year back on Aug. 11, giving up one run on three hits while striking out eight in seven innings.
Victor Martinez, Tigers (vs. White Sox, Scott Carroll) — Martinez is on a seven-game hitting streak, during which he has gone 11-for-24 with three doubles and two RBI. The Tigers are one game ahead of the Royals in the AL Central and need their big bats to come through to clinch the division and avoid the dreaded AL Coin-Flip (you might call it "Wild Card") Game. Expect Martinez to come through on Tuesday.
Matt Holliday, Cardinals (@ Cubs, Kyle Hendricks) — Holliday is 8-for-21 with a double, a homer and two RBI in his last five games. He has traditionally struggled at Wrigley Field, but this season, he is hitting .286/.355/.500 on the North Side of Chicago. He's also 3-for-6 with a homer against Hendricks in their brief history with one another.
David Price, Tigers (vs. White Sox) — Along the same lines as the Hernandez play, we're trusting an ace in a pressure spot, with Price and the Tigers chasing down the AL Central title.
Madison Bumgarner (@ Dodgers, Zack Greinke) — Bumgarner just shut out the Dodgers across seven innings while racking up nine strikeouts 11 days ago. He has allowed just three runs in 19 1/3 innings against the Giants' arch-rival this season.
Anthony Rizzo, Cubs (vs. Cardinals, Shelby Miller) — Rizzo has six hits, including a homer and two doubles, and three RBI in six games since returning from a back strain.
Anthony Rendon, Nationals (vs. Mets, Bartolo Colon) — Rendon is 4-for-13 (.308) with a homer against Colon in his career and has five hits in his last four games.
Andrew McCutchen, Pirates (@ Braves, Alex Wood) — The Pirates are charging toward their second straight playoff berth, and McCutchen is right at the center of that. He had a solo homer for the only run of the game on Monday and is slashing .329/.420/.566 in September.
Mike Trout, Angels (@ Athletics, Sonny Gray) — Trout is a career .364/.364/.909 hitter against Gray with a pair of homers in 11 at-bats.