Daily fantasy baseball lineup: Start Justin Morneau, Adam Jones
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Corey Kluber, Indians (vs. Rays) — Kluber looks set to finish off a breakout season against the Rays on Friday. In his last four starts, he has allowed a total of five runs and fanned 43 batters in 32 1/3 innings. Kluber faced the Rays once this year, surrendering two runs and striking out nine batters in 6 2/3 innings. He's the best pitcher out there on Friday.
Justin Morneau, Rockies (@ Dodgers, Roberto Hernandez) — Morneau heads into the final weekend of the season two points behind Josh Harrison for the NL batting title. Chances are he'll creep closer on Friday. In 44 career plate appearances against Hernandez, he’s hitting .316/.409/.711 with four homers, three doubles and 12 RBI. He's also hitting .353/.410/.500 in September. Expect Morneau to have a nice night at the plate.
Adam Jones, Orioles (@ Blue Jays, Drew Hutchison) — Jones slumped through the middle of September but has shown signs of coming out of it recently. In his last two games, he's 3-for-9 with a homer and four RBI. Jones is also a career .266 hitter with a .473 slugging percentage and 12 homers at the Rogers Centre.
Ian Kennedy, Padres (@ Giants) — Kennedy faced the Giants in his last start, allowing two runs and striking out five batters in 6 2/3 innings.
Scott Kazmir, Athletics (@ Rangers) — The Rangers' lineup is ripe for exploiting, and the bet here is that Kazmir will show up with the A's on the cusp of clinching a playoff spot.
Anthony Rizzo, Cubs (@ Brewers, Jimmy Nelson) — Rizzo has a career .485 slugging percentage and four homers in 18 career games at Miller Park.
Brandon Moss, A's (@ Rangers, Nick Tepesch) — Moss is 4-for-10 with a homer, double and three RBI against Tepesch in his career.
Nelson Cruz, Orioles (@ Blue Jays, Drew Hutchison) — Cruz took an 0-for-4 on Thursday, but he went 7-for-10 with a homer in his previous two games.
Matt Kemp, Dodgers (vs. Rockies, Jordan Lyles) — Kemp is 9-for-21 with three homers, a double and nine RBI in his last six games.