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Update: Coach Mike D’Antoni said Nick Young has a sore knee and ankle, but he thinks will be OK for Tuesday.

Young should see plenty of minutes for the remainder of the season if he can play threw this injury. ANALYST:

Marcus Semien went 1-for-3 connecting on his 10th home run with three RBI against the Orioles on Tuesday.

Semien has now homered in two of his last four games as he tries to turn in more production after a miserable start to the second half. He is now slashing .245/.292/.382 with 10 home runs, 26 RBI and 41 runs scored through 387 at-bats, so until he shows us more there is no reason for him to be owned outside of the deepest of formats at this time.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Chris Bassitt tossed seven scoreless innings allowing only five hits and two walks while striking out seven batters against the Orioles on Tuesday.

Bassitt managed to log his first win of the season on Tuesday night as he continues to pitch well since moving to the starting rotation. He is now sitting 1-4 with a 2.64 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and a 34:14 K:BB rate through 47 2/3 innings so at the very least he will be an inning-eater for those in deep league formats the rest of the way. Bassitt will look to keep up the pace when he takes on the Astros on Sunday. Analysis: Matthew Beck

Miguel Gonzalez allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five batters over 5 1/3 innings against the Athletics on Tuesday.

Gonzalez has been struggling of late as he has now allowed eight runs over his last two starts while sitting 9-8 with a 4.32 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and a 86:36 K:BB rate through 20 starts. Considering he has failed to make it out of the sixth inning in four on his last five starts, it is may be best to use him strictly in favorable matchups. He will look to get back on track when he takes on the Mariners on Monday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Matt Shoemaker tossed six scoreless innings allowing just five hits and two walks while striking out 10 batters against the Indians on Tuesday.

Shoemaker continued his dominant ways on Tuesday night as he has now allowed two runs or less in six of his last seven starts. Although he was thought to be moving back to a relief role once Jered Weaver was able to return, with the latest injury to C.J. Wilson it appears he will be a fixture in the Angels starting rotation the rest of the way, making him a solid pickup in all but the shallowest of league formats. He will look to keep up the pace when he takes on the Orioles on Sunday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Cody Allen earned his 22nd save after tossing a scoreless 12th inning with a pair of strikeouts against the Angels on Tuesday.

Allen has now converted 22 of his first 24 save chances for the Indians as he continues to have himself a solid season in the closer role. Although both his ERA (3.56) and WHIP (1.28) are higher than his fantasy owners make like, as long as he continues to rack up the strikeouts (66 K through 43 IP) he remains one of the better closers to own in all league formats.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Carlos Carrasco tossed nine shutout innings allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out seven batters against the Angels on Tuesday.

Carrasco has now pitched through the ninth inning in each of his last two starts while allowing just one run on three hits and two walks while striking out 14 batters over that stretch. With his latest success Carrasco is now sitting 11-8 with a 3.76 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and a 147:28 K:BB rate as he continues to solidify himself as an elite pitcher as he works through the prime of his career. He will look to stay hot when he takes on Phil Hughes and the Twins on Sunday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Giovanny Urshela went 3-for-5 connecting on a two-run home run in the 12th inning against the Angels on Tuesday.

Urshela played the hero role on Tuesday night as he managed to drive in both of the Indians' runs after connecting on a two-run home run in the 12th innings. Despite a solid effort, the Indians' youngster is far from a fantasy option at this point in his career as he is now slashing .247/.283/.367 with four home runs and 12 RBI through 158 at-bats.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Kyle Parker went 1-for-4, smacking his first career home run in the Rockies' loss to the Mariners on Tuesday.

Parker is now 4-for-14 with one home run and one RBI through his first five games since his promotion as he tries to prove he belongs in the big leagues. Until we see more from this youngster he should remain on the waiver wire outside of NL-only and dynasty league formats.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Nick Hundley went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and one run scored against the Mariners on Tuesday.

Hundley has been solid against the Mariners through the first two games, as he is now 5-for-9 with a homer, three RBI and three runs scored. Considering he is now slashing .303/.343/.472 with nine homers, 39 RBI and 40 runs scored through 290 at-bats, at the very least he is a deep league play while having one of the better seasons of his career.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-5 connecting on his 13th home run of the season against the Mariners on Tuesday.

Blackmon continues to be one of the better outfielders to own this season as he is now slashing .297/.364/.475 with 13 home runs, 46 RBI, 65 runs scored and 29 stolen bases through 404 at-bats. As long as can find a way to stay healthy over the final two months of the season Blackmon remains on track to join the 20/20 club, which has become more difficult to reach in recent seasons.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Jon Gray lasted just four innings in his MLB debut, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out four batters against the Mariners in Tuesday.

Gray struggled through his MLB debut on Tuesday night as he failed to make it through the fifth inning. However, Gray was one of the Rockies top prospects so the talent is there so if he can find a way to limit his base runner he will be a solid deep league add down the road. He will look to have a better performance when he takes on the Mets on Monday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Vidal Nuno threw just 3 2/3 innings allowing three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three batters against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Nuno managed to take a no-decision in his first start of the season but was not impressive in the least. As of now he is not expected to stay in the Mariners starting rotation so no need to monitor him at this time.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Robinson Cano went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI and one run scored against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Cano has been on a tear in the second half as he is now slashing .333/.408/.651 with five home runs, 18 RBI and 13 runs scored through his last 63 at-bats. Although it is too late in the year to put up the number fantasy owners expected, at least he will be able to help in a championship run if able to keep up his current pace.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with connecting on his 31st home run of the season against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Cruz homers for the fifth five in five games on Tuesday night as he continues to be a great fantasy asset this season. He is now slashing .323/.387/.597 with 31 home runs and 67 RBI and is a great DFS play while streaking in the right direction.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Rookie D.J. Humphries's right knee injury is not serious and should only limit him for about a week.

The Cardinals took Humphries with the 24th pick of the draft to solidify their offensive line. Humphries is battling incumbent Bobby Massie for the starting right tackle job in Arizona. Analysis: Steve Pimental

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