It’s always tough to start a platoon bat in Fantasy baseball. While some players can absolutely mash depending on the handedness of the pitcher, there’s always concern about their lack of playing time hurting their value. In many situations, this is the case.
The playoff races took a twist when Detroit shortstop Jhonny Peralta and Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz were suspended 50 games by the MLB in the Biogenesis drug case.
MLB is poised to levy significant drug suspensions Monday, with Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta facing the stiffest penalties in the Biogenesis case.
Justin Verlander held Texas hitless until the seventh inning, and the Detroit Tigers backed their ace with three home runs in a 5-0 victory over the Rangers on Sunday.
Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, Rick Porcello struck out seven in six solid innings, and the Tigers beat the Rangers 8-2 on Monday night.