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June 13, 2010

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The Paper Trail of June 13

by John Perrotto

Bill Lubinger of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that Stephen Strasburg's next start brings some rare national baseball attention to Cleveland. The Plain Dealer's Bill Livingston writes that Strasburg might offer Indians fans a look at sustained greatness.

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that Barry Zito got his first win in five tries against his old team as the Giants beat the Athletics.

Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune writes that the White Sox beat the Cubs and handed Carlos Silva his first loss in nine decisions this season. The Tribune's Phil Rogers writes that little failures have added up to a dismal season for the Cubs.

Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times writes that Carlos Pena broke a Rays' record by homering in his sixth straight game in a victory over the Marlins. Topkin also writes that Gabe Kabler was placed on the disabled list and Justin Ruggiano was called up.

Brian Costello of the New York Post writes that Alex Rodriguez's hip was better but he sat out again on Saturday. Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News writes that Rodriguez still puts up good numbers, just not the kind everybody is used to. The Post's Mark Hale writes that Derek Jeter is driving in runs at a sizzling pace.

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes that Daisuke Matsuzaka was placed on the disabled list and Scott Atchison got the call as the emergency starter. Cafardo also writes that Daniel Nava hit a grand slam on the first major-league pitch he saw to lead the Red Sox over the Phillies.

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes that Rich Harden was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic writes that Brandon Webb might be shooting for a return after the All-Star break.

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Chipper Jones was scratched from the lineup and Omar Infante might be out three-to-five days.

Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News writes that a decision on whether Mark DeRosa will need more wrist surgery is expected to be made Monday.

Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger writes that Marcus Thames strained his hamstring.

Steve Popper of the Bergen Record writes that the Mets might say sayonara to Ryota Igarashi. Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post writes that Carlos Beltran is working hard to return "soon."

Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post writes that it's finally the Year of the Pitcher again. Renck also writes that Todd Helton's woes are just part of the Rockies' problems. The Post's Woody Paige writes that Bob Gibson's catcher, Tim McCarver praises Ubaldo Jimenez.

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