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June 26, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: June 26, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for June 26, 2013

PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(37-41) Phillies - 6 at 2 - Padres (39-39)
  • Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick pitched eight innings of two-run ball.
  • Padres SP Jason Marquis was lit up for six runs in 4 1/3 innings, snapping his eight-game winning streak.
  • Phillies OF Domonic Brown contributed a three-run homer off Jason Marquis and a bases-loaded walk.
(38-39) Giants - 5 at 6 - Dodgers (34-42)
  • Giants 1B Brandon Belt went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double.
  • Dodgers SP Stephen Fife picked up a win after allowing three runs in 6 2/3 innings.
  • Dodgers RP Paco Rodriguez pitched out of a Brandon League jam to earn his first career save.
  • Giants SP Michael Kickham struggled in another spot start, giving up six runs -- five earned -- in 5 1/3 innings.
(41-35) Diamondbacks - 5 at 7 - Nationals (38-38)
  • Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings.
  • Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill's disastrous June continued, as he yielded six runs on eight hits and two walks over five frames.
  • Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer.
  • Diamondbacks 3B Martin Prado singled and ripped a solo homer.
(31-44) Cubs - 3 at 9 - Brewers (32-43)
  • Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI.
  • Cubs OF Nate Schierholtz went 2-for-4 with his 11th home run.
  • Brewers SP Kyle Lohse allowed three runs over seven innings to pick up the win.
  • Cubs SP Edwin Jackson allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings to take the loss.

American League:

(38-38) Blue Jays - 1 at 5 - Rays (41-37)
  • Rays SP Matt Moore allowed one run in six innings to get his 10th win.
  • Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle allowed four runs on eight hits in five innings to take the loss.
  • Rays 1B James Loney went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored.
  • Rays SS Yunel Escobar went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and a run.
(39-37) Indians - 3 at 6 - Orioles (43-35)
(44-33) Rangers - 3 at 4 - Yankees (42-34)
  • Yankees OF Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-5 including a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth.
  • Rangers OF Leonys Martin went 2-for-3 with two home runs.
  • Yankees SP Hiroki Kuroda allowed three runs -- two earned -- in 6 2/3 innings of a no-decision.
  • Rangers SP Yu Darvish allowed three runs -- on three solo home runs -- over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
(34-43) Angels - 14 at 8 - Tigers (42-33)
  • Angels SP C.J. Wilson allowed five runs in five innings but picked up the win.
  • Angels OF J.B. Shuck went 3-for-5 with a double and four RBI.
  • Tigers OF Torii Hunter went 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
  • Angels OF Josh Hamilton went 3-for-5 with three runs scored.
  • Tigers SP Rick Porcello took the loss, allowing seven runs on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings.
Inter League:
(39-39) Rockies - 4 at 11 - Red Sox (46-33)
  • Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster allowed two runs in six innings to earn the win.
  • Rockies SP Juan Nicasio allowed seven runs -- six earned -- on 12 hits in 2 1/3 innings in a loss.
  • Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-5 with four RBI.
  • Rockies C Wilin Rosario went 3-for-4 with his 12th home run.
  • Red Sox 3B Jose Iglesias went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored.
  • Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
(34-39) Twins - 2 at 4 - Marlins (26-50)
  • Marlins RP Steve Cishek earned his 13th save of the season.
  • Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
  • Marlins SP Jose Fernandez allowed just one run in five innings of a no-decision.
  • Twins SP Kevin Correia allowed two runs in six innings but took a loss.
(30-43) Mets - 4 at 5 - White Sox (32-42)
  • White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez hit a walkoff RBI single.
  • White Sox RP Addison Reed earned his third win of the season after blowing the save.
  • White Sox SP Chris Sale allowed three earned runs over eight innings in a no-decision.
  • Mets SP Zack Wheeler allowed four earned runs over 5 1/3 innings.
(45-33) Braves - 4 at 3 - Royals (35-39)
  • Braves OF Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.
  • Royals 1B Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored.
  • Royals SP Ervin Santana delivered another quality start, allowing three runs in six innings in a no-decision.
  • Braves SP Kris Medlen allowed three runs in seven innings to earn the win.
(48-29) Cardinals - 13 at 5 - Astros (29-49)
  • Cardinals 1B Allen Craig went 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI.
  • Astros 1B Brett Wallace hit a two-run triple.
  • Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook yielded four earned runs over six innings.
  • Astros SP Lucas Harrell was hammered for seven runs over 3 1/3 innings.
(45-33) Reds - 3 at 7 - Athletics (45-34)
(47-30) Pirates - 9 at 4 - Mariners (34-44)
  • Mariners RP Carter Capps gave up a pair of homers and has now allowed 10 runs in his last four appearances.
  • Pirates 2B Brandon Inge went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer.
  • Pirates OF Starling Marte homered twice and tripled.
  • Pirates SP Jeff Locke allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings.
  • Mariners SP Joe Saunders lasted just 1 2/3 innings and gave up six runs.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Reds recalled INF Henry Rodriguez from Triple-A Louisville.
  • Phillies signed RHP Mike MacDougal to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Reds placed 2B Brandon Phillips on the paternity leave list.
  • Mets recalled RHP Zack Wheeler from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Mets optioned RHP Greg Burke to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Cubs purchased the contract of OF Brian Bogusevic from Triple-A Iowa.
  • Cubs released INF Ian Stewart.
  • Cubs designated RHP Carlos Marmol for assignment.
  • Diamondbacks activated 2B Aaron Hill from the 15-day disabled list.4
  • Nationals recalled 1B/OF Tyler Moore from Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Nationals placed RHP Dan Haren on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 23, with right shoulder inflammation.
  • Mets acquired OF Kyle Johnson from the Angels in exchange for OF Collin Cowgill.
  • Brewers recalled RHP Johnny Hellweg from Triple-A Nashville.
  • Brewers placed RHP Alfredo Figaro on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 24, with a right oblique strain.
  • Dodgers optioned INF/OF Elian Herrera to Triple-A Albuquerque.
  • Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras has been placed on the 7-day disabled list with Triple-A Memphis after aggravating his right ankle injury.
  • Reds optioned OF Donald Lutz to Double-A Pensacola.
  • Dodgers activated OF Matt Kemp from the 15-day disabled list.
American League:
  • Royals sent OF Quintin Berry outright to Triple-A Omaha.
  • Red Sox recalled RHP Pedro Beato from Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox placed LHP Franklin Morales on the 15-day disabled list with a left pectoral strain.
  • Royals designated LHP Francisley Bueno for assignment.
  • Royals activated LHP Danny Duffy from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Omaha.
  • Athletics recalled C Stephen Vogt from Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Royals recalled LHP Will Smith from Triple-A Omaha.
  • Royals optioned RHP Kelvin Herrera to Triple-A Omaha.
  • Red Sox transferred C David Ross from the 7-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Red Sox purchased the contract of 1B/3B Brandon Snyder from Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox optioned 3B Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Astros recalled 1B Brett Wallace from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Astros recalled INF Jacob Elmore from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Angels transferred RHP Ryan Madson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Blue Jays transferred RHP Ramon Ortiz from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Blue Jays optioned INF Munenori Kawasaki to Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Mariners recalled INF/OF Dustin Ackley from Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Mariners placed OF Franklin Gutierrez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 24, with a right hamstring strain.
  • Red Sox optioned RHP Pedro Beato to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz (elbow) threw another scoreless rehab inning on Monday with the Triple-A Reno Aces.
  • Dodgers SP Ted Lilly (neck) threw a simulated game on Tuesday.
  • Brewers 1B Corey Hart's left knee has begun to bother him and he's scheduled to visit a specialist this week.
  • Brewers SP Marco Estrada (hamstring) had a minor setback during his rehab start Sunday at Low-A Wisconsin.
  • Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Tuesday that OF Bryce Harper (knee) likely won't return this week.
  • Pirates SP James McDonald (shoulder) will not see Dr. James Andrews.
  • Nationals RP Christian Garcia (shoulder, forearm) is scheduled to make an appearance Tuesday at Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Braves RP Cristhian Martinez (shoulder) will have his rehab assignment moved to Double-A Mississippi.
  • Padres SP Clayton Richard underwent an MRI which showed no damage to his shoulder joint.
  • Dodgers OF Carl Crawford (hamstring) has yet to resume running.
  • Giants 3B Joaquin Arias (hamstring) said after Monday's game that he could be ready "in a couple of days."
  • Braves C Evan Gattis (oblique) has yet to resume baseball activities.
  • The Padres are hopeful that SS Everth Cabrera (hamstring) can be activated from the disabled list on July 2, the first day he's eligible.
  • Marlins SP Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) will make his next rehab start at Double-A Jacksonville on Friday.
  • Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session before the end of the week.
  • Phillies RP Jeremy Horst (elbow) will resume throwing on Wednesday.
  • Phillies RP Michael Stutes (biceps) will be shut down until at least July 5.
  • Phillies RP Mike Adams' season is likely over after he was diagnosed with two tears in his right labrum and one in his rotator cuff.
  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) felt a little sore after his rehab start on Sunday.
  • Giants RP Chad Gaudin (elbow) said Tuesday that he expects to be activated from the disabled list on July 6, the first day he's eligible.
  • Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke (shoulder) will resume his rehab assignment on Wednesday at High-A Rancho Cucamonga.
  • Rockies RP Edgmer Escalona (elbow) threw live batting practice on Tuesday.
  • Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt (groin) will be activated from the disabled list on Friday.
  • Braves 3B Ramiro Pena will receive a second opinion on his ailing right shoulder on Wednesday.
American League:
  • Angels OF Peter Bourjos (thumb) is hoping to return Wednesday.
  • Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (quad) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.
  • Blue Jays RP Sergio Santos (elbow) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon and reported feeling fine.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (trapezius) played catch on Tuesday.
  • Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) is scheduled to be examined by team doctors Tuesday.
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas will undergo surgery this week to remove a blood clot from the area of his left armpit.
  • Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (head, knee) threw batting practice Monday.
  • Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Monday that 3B Brett Lawrie (ankle) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Dunedin.
  • Astros OF Justin Maxwell has been diagnosed with a mild concussion.
  • Royals SP Felipe Paulino (elbow, back) is hoping to resume his rehab assignment this weekend.
  • Rangers SP Neftali Feliz (elbow) has yet to throw breaking balls during his bullpen sessions.
  • Rangers OF Jeff Baker (thumb) hit off a tee on Tuesday.
  • Tigers manager Jim Leyland said that SP Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) will make a rehab start before returning from the disabled list.
  • Orioles RP Steve Johnson (oblique) has been recovering slower than expected.
  • Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment on Saturday.
  • Orioles SP Dylan Bundy (elbow) is headed to see Dr. James Andrews after being examined by Dr. John Wilckens on Tuesday.
  • Athletics C John Jaso (hand) could be held out of the starting lineup until Friday.
Notes and Rumors:

National League:
  • Diamondbacks 1B Eric Hinkse's suspension has been reduced from five games to one.
  • FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Giants, Dodgers, Rockies and Padres are among the five teams interested in trading for Marlins' right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
  • Padres manager Bud Black said on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that SP Robbie Erlin will start Wednesday against the Phillies.
  • The Cardinals will skip RP Joe Kelly's next turn in the rotation.
American League:
  • Twins RP Mike O'Connor has been suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for a positive PED test.
  • Red Sox SP Allen Webster will start Friday against the Blue Jays.
  • SP Alex Colome will remain in the Rays' rotation and start Friday against the Tigers.
  • Yankees SS Reid Brignac has elected free agency.
  • Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that SP Ivan Nova could receive another start.

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