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CC Sabathia (L) Headshot

Sabathia (12-5) threw six innings of two-run ball to get the win Tuesday against the Twins, allowing six hits with one walk and five strikeouts.

Sabathia allowed a run after loading the bases in the first inning and allowed a solo home run in the third. He limited baserunners to great effect after the early stages and received the run support necessary to nab his first victory of September. Sabathia bounced back after a shortened outing in his previous start and has now allowed two runs or fewer five times in his last six starts ahead of Monday's turn against the Royals.
11:46 pm (EST)
Colton Sissons Headshot

Sissons scored one goal and served two PIM against the Panthers on Tuesday.

Sissons spent last season in a bottom-six role, but he was given looks on both power play and penalty kill Tuesday. If the 23-year-old center can prove himself effective in theses roles, he could vie for more ice time soon. Still, this was a split-squad scrimmage without a full makeup of stars on either side, so take the preseason opener with a grain of salt.
11:45 pm (EST)
Ken Giles (R) Headshot

Giles allowed a hit but was able to strike out the side Tuesday against the White Sox to pick up his 32nd save of the year.

Giles allowed a single to Tim Anderson to open the ninth inning, but was able to strike out the next three batters on 13 pitches to preserve the Astros' 3-1 lead and pick up his fifth save of the month. Following the game, Manager A.J. Hinch reported that Giles wouldn't be available for Wednesday's contest after appearing in four of the past five games, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. Will Harris or Chris Devenski would likely get the ninth-inning nod if a save opportunity were to arise.
11:44 pm (EST)
John Ross Headshot

Ross recorded a 12-yard run in Thursday's 13-9 loss to the Texans. He fumbled on the play.

After Ross' fumble late in the first quarter he didn't get another opportunity. Overall, he was on the field for just five of Cincinnati's 64 offensive snaps. Losing the ball on his first career touch was not a great way to endear himself to his team, but it's still surprising that the Bengals didn't look to their first-round pick's 4.2-speed given their issues scoring. Look for Cincinnati to try to better utilize the speedster moving forward, though his usage will have to increase significantly before he becomes a fantasy factor.
11:43 pm (EST)
Roberto Luongo Headshot

Luongo (lower body) stopped all eight shots he faced Tuesday against the Predators.

Luongo displayed a strong performance, and more importantly, he's back to full health again. The veteran backstop will have to continue this performance if he wants to fend off fellow-goalie James Reimer, who posted a .920 save percentage and 2.53 GAA last season. Luongo posted similar numbers of .915 and 2.68 last season, respectively, but he's a goalie in a 38-year-old body, which is part of the reason he was left exposed to Vegas this summer. He's still expected to receive a majority of the workload, but that is projected to be around 50 starts, which is tough to build a fantasy roster around.
11:33 pm (EST)
Adam Jones (R) Headshot

X-rays on Jones' hand came back negative Tuesday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Jones was hit by a pitch on his hand during the ninth inning of Tuesday's game, but the veteran outfielder was able to shrug it off and remain in the contest. He underwent precautionary tests following the game which fortunately revealed no structural damage. Jones' hand may have some lingering soreness Wednesday, but it shouldn't cause him to miss any time.
11:32 pm (EST)
Giovani Bernard Headshot

Bernard caught two of four targets for 16 yards and added 10 yards on the ground in Thursday's 13-9 loss to the Texans.

After leading the Bengals' rushing corps in yards in Week 1, Bernard took a step back against Houston. Joe Mixon again led the team in touches with 10 followed by Bernard and Jeremy Hill with seven apiece. The Bengals fired their offensive coordinator, Ken Zampese, after Thursday's game and replaced him with Bill Lazor. The promotion of Lazor may make carries harder to come by in Cincinnati. In Lazor's last full season as an offensive coordinator, 2014 in Miami, the team ran the ball 40.1 percent of the time as compared to 43.3-percent league average that season. The Bengals ran the ball 43.9 percent of the time under Zampese since the beginning of 2016.
11:25 pm (EST)
Ender Inciarte (L) Headshot

Tests performed on Inciarte's injured left thumb revealed no structural damage Tuesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Inciarte exited Tuesday's contest early after aggravating his left thumb injury during an at-bat in the fourth inning. Postgame tests revealed no significant damage, but the center fielder will likely be withheld from the starting lineup Wednesday nonetheless. He's a true day-to-day case moving forward.
11:23 pm (EST)
Lucas Giolito (R) Headshot

Giolito (2-3) allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk over 6.2 innings Tuesday against the Astros. He struck out three and was saddled with the loss.

Giolito pitched well Tuesday but was stuck with the loss after the White Sox's offense was only able to muster up one run on the night. After appearing overmatched at the big-league level with the Nationals last season (6.75 ERA over 21.1 IP), the young righty has looked much more composed with his new organization in 2017, as he now holds a 2.58 ERA in his six starts since being recalled on Aug. 22. He lines up for a start against the Royals on Sunday.
11:19 pm (EST)
Vincent Trocheck Headshot

Trocheck suffered an upper-body injury Tuesday against the Predators, Jameson Coop of the Panthers' official site reports.

The 24-year-old center is coming off of back-to-back 50-plus point seasons, and with Jaromir Jagr gone, Trocheck's presence on power play will be even more important. Trocheck will be reevaluated Wednesday, and his next opportunity to play in the preseason will be Sunday.
11:18 pm (EST)
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