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Erik Karlsson Headshot

Karlsson scored the game-winning goal on one of his five shots in Thursday's Game 1 win over the Rangers.

Karlsson's shot from along the boards with 4:11 to play grazed Rangers center Derek Stepan before deflecting off the back of Henrik Lundqvist's mask and in. While it was a fortunate break for Ottawa's captain, he created his luck with a strong overall performance that led all skaters in shots and ice time (28:54).
10:30 pm (EST)
Alex Dickerson Headshot

Dickerson (back) has been participating in cardio and light lifting and is expected to resume baseball activities within a week, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Dickerson, who was diagnosed with a protruding disc in his back in mid-March and eventually moved to the 60-day DL on April 7 after starting the season on the 10-day DL, is showing progress with his recovery. Assuming he doesn't experience a setback during his workouts, the left-fielder is expected to resume baseball activities within a week. Jabari Blash will likely continue filling in for Dickerson as long as Travis Jankowski (foot), who's currently on the 10-day DL, remains sidelined.
10:26 pm (EST)
Masahiro Tanaka Headshot

Tanaka (3-1) pitched a complete game shutout Friday, allowing just three hits with three strikeouts and no walks in a win over the Red Sox.

Tanaka was extremely economical in this one, as he needed just 97 pitches (72 strikes) to go the distance and outduel Boston ace Chris Sale. His ERA is still inflated at 4.20 after a rocky first few outings, but the 28-year-old has turned it around with a pair of gems his last two times out and has yielded just one run in his last 16 innings. He'll look to keep the hot streak going next time out in a home date against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
10:23 pm (EST)
Mike Fiers Headshot

Fiers allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two over 4.1 innings in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Cleveland.

Fiers was only at 74 pitches before getting lifted, but No. 5 starters with ERAs over five don't get a long leash. Both runs he allowed came on solo homers, giving him three consecutive games having allowed multiple homers. He's permitted an MLB-leading eight homers in just 19.1 innings. Fiers' next start is Tuesday at home against Texas.
10:23 pm (EST)
Ashur Tolliver Headshot

Tolliver was placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list with abdominal soreness, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Tolliver, a left-handed reliever who is on the 40-man roster, is not expected to be out long. In five games for Triple-A Fresno, Tolliver has allowed two runs on three hits and six walks while striking out five in 6.2 innings.
10:08 pm (EST)
David Paulino Headshot

Paulino (bruised elbow) faced hitters in a live batting practice session Thursday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow said Paulino "felt good" after the session. The club will see how the right-hander repsonds to Thursday's activity but the plan is to progress Paulino from live BPs to simulated games to a rehabilitation stint. Luhnow said if all goes well, it could be a couple of weeks.
9:58 pm (EST)
Tyler Collins Headshot

Collins went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and a run during Thursday's loss to Seattle.

The 26-year-old outfielder has had a fleeting opportunity to hit second in the lineup, and he's taken advantage of it the past two games with a 6-for-8 run at the dish. Collins has never shown target-worthy potential at any stop in his professional career, so once Detroit returns to health, and he's bumped down the batting order, his fantasy value will take a hit.
9:50 pm (EST)
José Altuve Headshot

Altuve (shoulder) came on as a pinch hitter in Thursday's game and reached base on an infield single.

Although the team has yet to comment on whether Altuve will draw back into the lineup Friday against the A's, things seem to be trending in that direction after he was able to get into the game for Houston's series finale against the Indians. Altuve also attempted a stolen base after his infield single, but was caught stealing for the first time this season. However, if Altuve is given one more day off Friday, look for Marwin Gonzalez to get another start at second base.
9:43 pm (EST)
Hisashi Iwakuma Headshot

Iwakuma allowed one unearned run on three hits and a walk while striking out three batters during Thursday's win over Detroit. He did not factor into the decision.

The veteran entered with an underwhelming 5.31 ERA and 7.77 FIP through his first four starts of the season, so this was a welcomed bounce-back outing. Still, Iwakuma has shown statistical regression in three consecutive seasons, and it hasn't been a great start to 2017. He'll look to build on Thursday's showing against the Angels in his next start.
9:27 pm (EST)
Nolan Arenado Headshot

Arenado went 1-for-5 with a solo home run during Thursday's loss to Washington.

Sporting a .314/.368/.663 slash line with 15 runs, seven home runs, 16 RBI and a .431 wOBA, Arenado has been as advertised to start 2017. He boasts a coveted high-floor, high-ceiling combo and is in the heart of his prime.
9:21 pm (EST)
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