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Brett Gardner in Yankees' Thursday lineup

New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is starting on Thursday in the team's game against the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

Gardner is getting the nod in center field while batting sixth in the order against Athletics starter Tanner Roark.

Our models project Gardner for 9.0 FanDuel points across 4.18 plate appearances.

Cameron Maybin not in Yankees' Thursday lineup

New York Yankees outfielder Cameron Maybin is sitting on Thursday in the team's game against the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

Maybin is being replaced in left field by Mike Tauchman against Athletics starter Tanner Roark.

In 210 plate appearances this season, Maybin has a .301 batting average and an .886 OPS.

Danny Santana on Rangers' sidelines Thursday with sore hamstring

Texas Rangers infielder/center fielder Danny Santana is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against the Chicago White Sox due to a sore hamstring.

What It Means:

Santana is expected to be back out there on Friday. He's batting just .229 in August after lighting it up with a .391 average in July. Scott Heineman is starting at first base for the Rangers on Thursday.

Santana is slashing .304/.332/.567 with 21 homers, 59 RBI 13 steals, and 63 scores in 387 plate appearances (100 games).

Source: Evan Grant

Enrique Hernandez starting on Thursday for Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Enrique Hernandez is in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

What It Means:

Hernandez is getting the nod at second base while batting sixth in the order against Blue Jays starter Jacob Waguespack.

Our models project Hernandez for 12.1 FanDuel points across 4.13 plate appearances.

Max Scherzer (back) back on mound Thursday for Nationals

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is starting in Thursday's series finale versus left-hander Steven Brault and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

What It Means:

Scherzer will be limited to around 75-80 pitches in just his second start since the All-Star break due to lingering upper back problems. He owns a 2.41 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with 189 strikeouts and 25 walks over 134 1/3 innings (20 starts) this season.

numberFire's models expect Scherzer to score 32.0 FanDuel points on Thursday. He's priced at $12,000.

Blue Jays' Reese McGuire out of Thursday's lineup

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire is not starting in Thursday's series finale versus right-hander Kenta Maeda and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

McGuire went 0-for-4 with 2 whiffs on Wednesday. Danny Jansen is starting at catcher on Thursday.

McGuire is 9-for-38 (.237) through 11 games for the Blue Jays.

Derek Fisher starting for Blue Jays at Dodger Stadium

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Derek Fisher is starting in Thursday's series finale versus right-hander Kenta Maeda and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Fisher is playing left field and hitting eighth. Billy McKinney is in right and Randal Grichuk is in the middle. Teoscar Hernandez is sitting.

numberFire's models expect Fisher to score 5.9 FanDuel points on Thursday. He's priced at $2,500.

Teoscar Hernandez sitting Thursday for Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez is not starting in Thursday's series finale versus right-hander Kenta Maeda and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Derek Fisher, Randal Grichuk, and BillyMcKinney are manning the outfield for the Blue Jays at Dodger Stadium on Thursday night.

numberFire's models expect Hernandez to record 4 homers, 12 RBI, and 12 runs scored over the rest of the season.

Brandon Drury on Blue Jays' bench Thursday

Toronto Blue Jays infielder/outfielder Brandon Drury is not starting in Thursday's series finale versus right-hander Kenta Maeda and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Drury went 0-for-4 on Wednesday while filling in for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on third base.

numberFire's models expect Drury to record 3 homers, 12 RBI, and 9 runs scored over the rest of the season.

Danny Jansen catching for Toronto in finale with Dodgers

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen is starting in Thursday's series finale versus right-hander Kenta Maeda and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Jansen is replacing Reese McGuire at catcher and hitting seventh.

numberFire's models expect Jansen to score 7.2 FanDuel points on Thursday. He's priced at $2,600.

Russell Martin starting for Los Angeles on Thursday

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Russell Martin is in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

What It Means:

Martin is getting the nod behind the plate while batting eighth in the order against Blue Jays starter Jacob Waguespack.

Our models project Martin for 6.9 FanDuel points across 3.91 plate appearances.

A.J. Pollock in Dodgers' Thursday lineup

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder A.J. Pollock is starting on Thursday in the team's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

What It Means:

Pollock is getting the nod in center field while batting leadoff against Blue Jays starter Jacob Waguespack.

Our models project Pollock for 11.6 FanDuel points across 4.69 plate appearances.

Randal Grichuk batting fifth for Blue Jays on Thursday

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk is hitting fifth in Thursday's series finale versus right-hander Kenta Maeda and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Grichuk hit his 21st double of the season on Wednesday while batting third. He's gone just 2-for-15 over the last four games.

numberFire's models expect Grichuk to score 8.9 FanDuel points on Thursday. He's priced at $2,900.

Matt Beaty sitting on Thursday for Los Angeles

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Matt Beaty is not in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

What It Means:

Beaty is being replaced in left field by Joc Pederson against Blue Jays starter Jacob Waguespack.

In 190 plate appearances this season, Beaty has a .298 batting average and an .865 OPS.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. back in Blue Jays' lineup for Thursday's finale

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is starting in Thursday's series finale versus right-hander Kenta Maeda and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Guerrero Jr. is replacing Brandon Drury on third base and batting third after being held out of Wednesday's lineup.

numberFire's models expect Vladdy Jr. to score 7.5 FanDuel points on Thursday. He's priced at $3,000.

Will Smith not in Dodgers' Thursday lineup

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith is sitting on Thursday in the team's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

What It Means:

Smith is being replaced behind the plate by Russell Martin against Blue Jays starter Jacob Waguespack.

In 102 plate appearances this season, Smith has a .318 batting average and a 1.210 OPS.

Chris Taylor sitting on Thursday for Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chris Taylor is not in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

What It Means:

Taylor is being replaced in center field by A.J. Pollock against Blue Jays starter Jacob Waguespack.

In 307 plate appearances this season, Taylor has a .271 batting average and an .820 OPS.

Corban Joseph starting on Thursday for Athletics

Oakland Athletics infielder Corban Joseph is in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Joseph is getting the nod at second base while batting eighth in the order against Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka.

Our models project Joseph for 5.9 FanDuel points across 3.77 plate appearances.

Eloy Jimenez scratched Thursday for White Sox with sore hip, Adam Engel enters lineup

Chicago White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez has been scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Texas Rangers with mild hip soreness.

What It Means:

Jimenez is considered day-to-day. Adam Engel is now starting in center field and hitting ninth while Leury Garcia is covering left. James McCann is in the five-hole.

Jimenez is hitting .241/.293/.471 with 22 home runs and 52 RBI in 364 plate appearances (90 games) in his first season in the majors.

Adam Engel a late addition to White Sox's lineup versus Rangers

Chicago White Sox center fielder Adam Engel is starting versus right-hander Ariel Jurado and the Texas Rangers in Thursday's series opener.

What It Means:

Eloy Jimenez has been scratched due to mild hip soreness, so Engel has been added to the ninth spot in the lineup.

Engel is averaging 5.6 FanDuel points in 54 games for the White Sox this season.

Jose Trevino catching for Rangers in Thursday's opener

Texas Rangers catcher Jose Trevino is starting in Thursday's series opener against left-hander Ross Detwiler and the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Trevino is catching Ariel Jurado and hitting ninth. Jeff Mathis is sitting.

numberFire's models expect Trevino to score 6.2 FanDuel points on Thursday. He's priced at $2,200.

Jurickson Profar sitting for Oakland on Thursday

Oakland Athletics infielder Jurickson Profar is not in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Profar is being replaced at second base by Corban Joseph against Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka.

In 401 plate appearances this season, Profar has a .205 batting average and a .652 OPS.

Robbie Grossman starting for Oakland on Thursday

Oakland Athletics outfielder Robbie Grossman is in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Grossman is getting the nod in left field while batting second in the order against Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka.

Our models project Grossman for 9.5 FanDuel points across 4.44 plate appearances.

Jeff Mathis on Texas' bench versus White Sox

Texas Rangers catcher Jeff Mathis is not starting in Thursday's series opener against left-hander Ross Detwiler and the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Mathis is being replaced at catcher by Jose Trevino on Thursday.

numberFire's models expect Mathis to record 5 RBI and 5 scores in 57 plate appearances over the rest of the season.

Rangers' Scott Heineman starting Thursday

Texas Rangers first baseman/outfielder Scott Heineman is starting in Thursday's series opener against left-hander Ross Detwiler and the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Heineman is replacing Danny Santana on first base and batting eighth.

numberFire's models expect Heineman to score 7.2 FanDuel points on Thursday. He's priced at $2,100.

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