Rays outfielder Tommy Pham went 3-for-5 with two solo homers against the Rangers on Wednesday. Pham enjoyed his first multi-homer game of the season with solo homers in the third and eighth innings. He also added a single for his first three-hit game of September, raising his average to .266 on the year. Pham's been scorching hot over the last four weeks, batting .398 with 12 extra-base hits, 18 runs and 13 RBI over his last 21 games. While his numbers are still considerably below last year's MVP-level performance, Pham is finishing the season on a high note and deserves to be started in all formats.
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo homer Wednesday vs. the Rays. The veteran slugger made history Wednesday night with his 475th homer, tying Stan Musial and Willie Stargell on the all-time list. While his offensive production has tailed off a bit in his 21st MLB season, he's still been productive at the plate with a .273/.333/.425 batting line and 13 homers. The 39-year-old has mentioned that he may retire at season's end, and if that's the case he's going out on a high note with six homers already in September.
Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-4 with a double, a solo homer and a stolen base Wednesday against the Pirates. Mondesi did a bit of everything Wednesday, flashing his power and his speed with a pair of extra-base hits and his 26th steal of the year. The long ball was his 10th of the year in just 65 games, with six of his homers coming in his last 19 games. The 23-year-old has shown a ton of potential in his third MLB season with the skills to contribute in multiple categories, although his plate discipline could still use some work based on his 8:65 BB/K ratio. If he plays a full season next year, however, he could amass 20 homers and 50 steals.
Yankees first baseman Luke Voit went 4-for-4 with two homers, three RBI and four runs Wednesday vs. the Red Sox. Voit propelled New York to a 10-1 win over Boston at Yankee Stadium with a pair of long balls off David Price in the second multi-homer game of his career. That makes 10 dingers in just 37 games this year for Voit, with eight coming in his last 22 games. The 27-year-old sophomore is showing what he's capable of when given the chance to play almost every day, which he's been able to due thanks to Greg Bird's struggles. With a .308/.390/.615 batting line, he's a must-own in all fantasy formats over the season's final days.
Indians righty Carlos Carrasco took a no-decision Wednesday after allowing one run on four hits (one homer) and one walk with 11 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings vs. the White Sox. Carrasco was in top form during his third straight quality start, racking up double-digit strikeouts for the seventh time this season and pushing his overall total to 217 -- nine shy of his career high from last year. With a 3.35 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP and a 16-9 record, Carrasco is firmly entrenched as one of the best pitchers in baseball. He lines up to face the White Sox on the road in his next start on September 24.
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