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Omar Infante, 2B, KAN10/25/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante is 7-for-11 in his career against Giants Game 4 starter Ryan Vogelsong.
Insight: Norichika Aoki and Josh Willingham are the only other Royals with at-bats against Vogelsong and neither were in the starting lineup for Game 3. Infante also has two stolen bases with Vogelsong on the mound.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SFG10/25/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is 3-for-9 in his career against Royals starter Jason Vargas.
Insight: It is a small sample size, but Sandoval has been the most successful Giants hitter versus Vargas. Sandoval was 0-for-4 in Game 3 and snapped his streak of 25 straight games of reaching base in the postseason.
Alcides Escobar, SS, KAN10/25/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs in Game 3 of the World Series Friday.
Insight: Escobar led off the game with a double on the first pitch. He scored on Eric Hosmer's grounder. Then in the sixth, he had a one-out single and scored on Alex Gordon's double. Escobar was the only player with either team with two hits in Game 3. Kansas City won, 3-2, and leads the series, 2-1.
Brandon Crawford, SS, SFG10/24/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford is a career 4-for-4 with a home run versus Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie
Insight: Crawford is a career .222 in the postseason and 10-for-44 (.227) in this postseason, but has a favorable matchup.
Travis Ishikawa, 1B, MIL10/23/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Giants left fielder Travis Ishikawa is starting in left field for Game 3 of the World Series on Friday.
Insight: Giants manager Bruce Bochy is sticking with the same lineup without the designated hitter, which means Michael Morse returns to the bench.
Mike Aviles, SS, CLE10/22/2014 11:30:00 PM
Description: The Indians are expected to exercise their 2015 option on Mike Aviles according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Insight: Indians general manager Chris Antonetti was undecided about Aviles' $3.5 million option a few weeks ago, but the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Antonetti is leaning towards bringing him back. Aviles hit .247 and played six different positions in 2014.
Alcides Escobar, SS, KAN10/22/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar will lead off in Game 2 of the World Series against the Giants on Wednesday.
Insight: Escobar has led off every playoff game for the Royals, and Ned Yost is not changing his lineup despite the Game 1 loss on Tuesday.
Alcides Escobar, SS, KAN10/22/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar could be line for a big Game 2 against Giants starter Jake Peavy.
Insight: He is 9-for-22 (.409 BA) lifetime against Peavy, with two homers, one triple, and eight RBI. Escobar has also stolen two bases against San Francisco's Game 2 starter. If you are still doing daily fantasy baseball, Escobar is a great option on Wednesday night.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SFG10/22/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-5 in Game 1 of the Wolrd Series.
Insight: He got the scoring started with an RBI double in the first inning, and had two RBI overall. Sandoval is now hitting .333 this posteason.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KANHot10/15/2014 2:12:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is batting clean up in Game 4 of the ALCS against the Orioles on Wednesday.
Insight: With the Royals on the verge of its first World Series trip in nearly 30 years, manager Ned Yost is not changing a thing. He is sticking with the exact same lineup that has won the first seven playoff games this postseason.
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STLHot10/15/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is a career .500 hitter Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong.
Insight: Carpenter has five hits in 10 at-bats versus Vogelsong. He also has a triple and RBI. Carpenter has seven extra-base hits, including four home runs, in seven postseason games this year.
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL10/15/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy had the lone Orioles RBI in Game 3 of the ALCS on a double in the second inning to drive in Steve Pierce.
Insight: The Orioles finally jumped out to a lead against the Royals, but Kansas City tied the game in the fourth. Baltimore lost, 2-1. Hardy and the Orioles will have to become the second team in baseball history to comeback from a 3-0 series deficit in order to reach the World Series.
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL10/14/2014 7:59:00 PM
Description: Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong continued his playoff hot streak as he went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Game 3 of the NLCS.
Insight: Wong followed up his walk off home run from Sunday night with a double and triple on Tuesday. He hit the double in the second with two outs and did not advance. Then in the fourth, he hit a two-RBI triple for the Cardinals first two runs of the game. St. Louis rallied to tie, but San Francisco won, 5-4, in the 10th.
Travis Ishikawa, 1B, MIL10/14/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: Giants left fielder Travis Ishikawa was 1-for-3 with a bases-clearing double in the first as the Giants defeated the Cardinals in 10 innings, 5-4, in Game 3 of the NLCS on Tuesday.
Insight: Ishikawa remained in left field despite the fact Michael Morse is on the roster. Ishikawa came up with the bases loaded in the bottom of the first, and the Giants already ahead, 1-0. The left fielder broke the game open with a double. Although the Cardinals were able to comeback and tie the game, San Francisco won in extras on a throwing error.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KANHot10/13/2014 11:44:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is 7-for-17 (.444) with a pair of home runs against Orioles left-hander Wei-Tin Chen.
Insight: Hosmer only had 58 RBI in 131 games during the regular season and has two homers and seven RBI in 23 postseason at-bats.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL10/13/2014 9:19:00 AM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams continues to get the big hits, slamming his second home run of the 2014 playoffs.
Insight: Adams deposited a Clayton Kershaw pitch into the right field bullpen in Game 4 of the NLDS and Sunday he took a Hunter Strickland pitch into the right field seats.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KANHot10/11/2014 8:36:00 PM
Description: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas hit his fourth home run of the postseason.
Insight: The .212 hitter during the regular season has gotten hot at just the right time, batting .318 in the playoffs with four homers and five RBI.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KANHot10/11/2014 8:34:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer knocked in two runs Saturday night to bring his 2014 playoff total to seven through six games.
Insight: Hosmer only had 58 RBI in 131 games during the regular season. Talk about getting hot at the right time.
Travis Ishikawa, 1B, MIL10/11/2014 4:27:00 PM
Description: Giants' Travis Ishikawa will start in left field for Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cardinals on Saturday.
Insight: Michael Morse is on the series roster, but he will mostly be used as a pinch hitter. That leaves Ishikawa in left.
Ryan Flaherty, 2B, BAL10/11/2014 9:54:00 AM
Description: Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty went 3-for-5 with two RBI in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday.
Insight: Flaherty came up huge in the fifth with a double that scored two runs and cut the Royals lead to, 5-4. Flaherty also had a single and scored in the 10th before the Orioles rally stalled. The infielder is hitting .357 (5-for-14) with three RBI this postseason.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN10/11/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer does not have a hit in his career against Orioles starter Bud Norris.
Insight: Hosmer has just five at-bats against Norris, but has yet to reach base against him. It will be tough taking him out of any playoff fantasy lineups, however, as he has been one of the best Royals hitters this postseason.
Alcides Escobar, SS, KAN10/11/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar hit a solo home run in the third inning to help Kansas City take a 4-0 lead and ultimately win Game 1 of the ALCS.
Insight: Escobar's homer was the first of three Kansas City would hit on Friday. The Royals hit two in the 10th and held on to win, 8-6. Escobar was 1-for-5 with a walk in the game.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KAN10/11/2014 9:14:00 AM
Description: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas hit a home run in his second consecutive postseason game to help lift the Royals past the Orioles, 8-6, in extra innings of Game 1 in the ALCS on Friday.
Insight: Left fielder Alex Gordon smashed a solo home run to give Kansas City a one-run advantage in the 10th, and Moustakas added two insurance runs on his home run three at-bats later. Moustakas' homer proved to be the game-winner as Baltimore did rally to score a run in the bottom of the inning. After finishing dead last with 95 home runs during the regular season, Kansas City leads the playoffs with seven bombs.


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