Jason Motte continues save binge

&#8226 Need saves? The hot, available closer these days is St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Jason Motte, who saved Wednesday's win and now has five saves in September. Motte remains unowned in 40 percent of ESPN standard leagues, and he boasts a 1.56 ERA and 0.92 WHIP this season.

&#8226 One struggling closer is Chicago White Sox right-hander Sergio Santos. He lost Wednesday's game, allowing an Alex Avila home run in the ninth inning and then the go-ahead run in the 10th. Santos has permitted runs in three of five September outings. Lefty Chris Sale also struggled Wednesday, but he could get more chances down the stretch.

&#8226 In non-closer news, Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas had three hits and two RBIs Wednesday, a day after hitting his second home run. Moustakas has been a huge disappointment as a big leaguer, but he's 23, and he has 10 hits and five RBIs in his past seven games. He'll keep getting better.

&#8226 Texas Rangers left-hander Derek Holland got his 14th win Wednesday, holding the Cleveland Indians to one run over seven innings. Holland, 24, has been tough to trust at times, but in his past four outings his ERA is a cool 1.64. Like Moustakas, Holland has a bright future if he becomes consistent.

&#8226 Washington Nationals right-hander Brad Peacock made his first big league start Wednesday and fared well, tossing five shutout innings at Citi Field. Peacock was 15-3 with a 2.39 ERA across two minor league levels, with 177 strikeouts in 146 2/3 innings. Investing in his next start or two is dangerous, but learn the name for 2012.

&#8226 Colorado Rockies rookie catcher Wilin Rosario slugged his second home run Wednesday, and he's been in the majors for a week. Rosario has pop -- he hit 40 home runs in 175 games over the past two minor league seasons -- but he's not a walker and probably won't hit for average. He should hit more home runs the final two weeks, though.