Daily Fantasy Baseball: Start Stanton, Richards to win today's games
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Garrett Richards, Angels (@ Rangers) -- Richards has been great his last two times out, allowing one earned run and fanning 14 batters in 15 1/3 innings. He has also had the Rangers’ number all season long. Richards has made three starts against the division rival, surrendering a total of four earned runs in 19 innings, good for a 1.89 ERA. In his last start in Texas, he tossed seven shutout innings, allowing five hits and striking out eight.
Freddie Freeman, Braves (vs. A’s, Jason Hammel) -- Freeman is having a huge August, slashing .404/.472/.596 with a homer, six doubles, five walks and five RBI in 53 plate appearances. He entered the month hitting .282/.371/.475, and is now up to .294/.381/.487. Freeman has also owned Hammel in their brief experience with one another, going 4-for-5 with a homer, walk and two RBI.
Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins (vs. Diamondbacks, Trevor Cahill) -- Stanton is 7-for-17 with three homers, four walks and five RBI in his last five games. He, too, has had a nice August, slashing .289/.411/.711 with six bomb and 10 RBI. Stanton has faced Cahill seven times, getting two hits, including a double, and a walk. He has been a beast at home this year, hitting .311/.419/.636 with 20 home runs.
Tyson Ross, Padres (@ Cardinals) -- Ross has racked up 10 consecutive quality starts, posting a 1.75 ERA and fanning 70 batters in 67 innings in that span.
Corey Kluber, Indians (vs. Orioles) -- Kluber has allowed just one run in his last 32 1/3 innings, whiffing 35 batters in that stretch.
Victor Martinez, Tigers (vs. Mariners, James Paxton) -- Martinez has been an on-base machine in his last five games, going 7-for-20 with 10 walks.
Anthony Rizzo, Cubs (@ Mets, Zack Wheeler) -- Rizzo is 6-for-20 with two homers and four RBI in his last five games.
Yasiel Puig, Dodgers (vs. Brewers, Jimmy Nelson) -- Puig snapped out of a mini-slump on Thursday, going 3-for-4 with a walk.
Michael Brantley, Indians (vs. Orioles, Bruce Chen) -- Brantley is 9-for-23 with a homer, two doubles and six RBI in his last six games.