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July 4, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: July 4, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for July 4, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(39-45) Giants - 2 at 3 - Reds (49-36) (11 innings)
  • Reds OF Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-6 with a walk-off single.
  • Giants 2B Tony Abreu went 2-for-5 with a double and a home run.
  • Reds OF Chris Heisey went 1-for-3 with a home run.
  • Reds SP Tony Cingrani allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Giants SP Barry Zito allowed one run on seven hits in four innings of a no-decision.
(43-41) Diamondbacks - 5 at 3 - Mets (35-46)
  • Diamondbacks RP Heath Bell earned his 15th save of the season.
  • Diamondbacks SP Randall Delgado allowed two runs in seven innings.
  • Mets SP Matt Harvey surrendered five earned runs in six innings.
(34-49) Brewers - 4 at 1 - Nationals (42-42)
(31-52) Marlins - 6 at 3 - Braves (49-35)
  • Marlins SP Ricky Nolasco allowed two runs over seven innings while striking out seven.
  • Braves C Brian McCann hit his 10th home run of the season.
  • Marlins OF Justin Ruggiano went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.
  • Braves SP Mike Minor allowed four runs over six innings in a loss.
(40-45) Phillies - 5 at 6 - Pirates (52-31)
  • Pirates SP Jeff Locke picked up win No. 8, allowing three runs -- two earned -- over 5 2/3 innings.
  • Pirates RP Jason Grilli allowed a two-run homer but hung on to record his 28th save of the season.
  • Phillies SP John Lannan was knocked around for four runs on 11 hits and three walks over five innings.
  • Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez singled and launched a three-run homer.
  • Phillies OF Domonic Brown went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer.
(40-43) Dodgers - 10 at 8 - Rockies (41-44)
  • Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez went 4-for-5 with a home run and three runs scored.
  • Rockies C Wilin Rosario went 1-for-3 with three runs scores.
  • Dodgers OF Matt Kemp went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI.
  • Dodgers SP Zack Greinke allowed five runs in five innings but earned the win.
  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood allowed six runs -- five earned -- on 11 hits in five innings.

American League:

(45-39) Yankees - 3 at 2 - Twins (36-45)
  • Yankees 2B Robinson Cano went 2-for-3 with a two-run double.
  • Yankees RP Mariano Rivera worked a scoreless ninth inning to record his 28th save of the season.
  • Yankees SP CC Sabathia went seven innings and allowed two runs in a win.
  • Twins SP P.J. Walters allowed three runs over five innings.
(45-38) Tigers - 6 at 2 - Blue Jays (41-43)
  • Tigers SP Max Scherzer moved to 13-0, striking out eight while allowing two runs over 6 1/3 frames.
  • Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson permitted six runs -- one earned -- on seven hits and two walks over just five innings.
  • Tigers C Alex Avila went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer.
(45-40) Rays - 1 at 4 - Astros (31-54)
(36-47) Mariners - 4 at 2 - Rangers (48-35) (10 innings)
  • Mariners 3B Kyle Seager went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI.
  • Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen earned his 17th save of the season in his first opportunity since being restored as the closer.
  • Rangers SP Derek Holland allowed two runs in six innings, striking out 10 as part of a no-decision.
  • Mariners SP Felix Hernandez allowed two runs over seven innings in a no-decision.
(48-37) Orioles - 4 at 2 - White Sox (33-48)
  • Orioles 1B Chris Davis went 2-for-4 with his 32nd homer.
  • White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham went 2-for-4 with his first home run of the season.
  • Orioles SP Scott Feldman allowed two runs over six innings in his first start.
  • White Sox RP Hector Santiago allowed two runs in seven innings in a no-decision.
(45-39) Indians - 5 at 6 - Royals (39-42)
  • Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie was charged with five runs in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Royals 1B Eric Hosmer homered off Cody Allen in the bottom of the eighth to break a tie.
  • Indians 2B Jason Kipnis was credited with a three-run inside-the-park homer.
Inter League:
(40-45) Padres - 1 at 2 - Red Sox (52-34)
  • Red Sox OF Jonny Gomes lifted a pinch-hit, walk-off home run.
  • Padres OF Carlos Quentin went 3-for-4 with a run scored.
  • Red Sox SP Jon Lester allowed one run over seven innings in a tough no-decision.
  • Padres SP Edinson Volquez allowed just one run in six innings but took a no-decision.
(50-33) Cardinals - 12 at 2 - Angels (40-44)
  • Cardinals SP Shelby Miller allowed two runs in six innings to pick up a victory.
  • Angels RP Jerome Williams was torched for seven runs in 1 2/3 innings.
  • Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, three RBI and three runs scored.
  • Angels C Hank Conger homered
(36-46) Cubs - 3 at 1 - Athletics (49-36)
  • Cubs SP Matt Garza pitched eight innings of one-run ball.
  • Athletics SP Bartolo Colon took his first loss since May 9 after giving up two runs in seven innings.
  • Cubs 3B Luis Valbuena went 2-for-5 and hit his seventh homer.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Diamondbacks recalled OF Tony Campana from Triple-A Reno.
  • Diamondbacks placed INF Willie Bloomquist on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 28, with a left hand contusion.
  • Pirates activated OF Jose Tabata from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Pirates optioned RHP Brandon Cumpton to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Nationals signed C Kelly Shoppach to a minor league contract.
  • Marlins activated C Miguel Olivo from the restricted list; designated him for assignment.
  • Cubs signed INF Edgar Gonzalez to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Iowa.
  • Cubs optioned LHP Chris Rusin to Triple-A Iowa.
  • Cubs designated RHP Shawn Camp for assignment.
American League:
  • White Sox recalled INF Brent Morel from Triple-A Charlotte.
  • White Sox placed 1B Paul Konerko on the 15-day disawbled list with a lower back injury.
  • White Sox placed RHP Jesse Crain on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury.
  • Orioles released RHP Jon Rauch.
  • Orioles optioned 3B Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Red Sox sent RHP Clayton Mortensen outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Yankees signed INF Luis Cruz.
  • Yankees placed INF Jayson Nix on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.
  • Indians activated OF Michael Bourn from the paternity leave list.
  • Indians optioned LHP Nick Hagadone to Triple-A Columbus.
  • Rangers signed DH Manny Ramirez to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Twins signed OF Jermaine Mitchell to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Rochester.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Nationals RP Ryan Mattheus is scheduled to throw off a mound Friday for the first time since he broke his hand in May.
  • Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled Thursday.
  • Nationals SP Lucas Giolito (elbow) lasted just one-third of an inning Wednesday for the GCL Nationals in his first start since Tommy John surgery.
  • Pirates SP Phil Irwin (elbow) underwent ulnar nerve transposition surgery Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
  • Padres SS Everth Cabrera (hamstring) could have his return pushed back to Friday.
  • Nationals SP Dan Haren (shoulder) threw a simulated game Wednesday.
  • Pirates OF Jose Tabata (oblique) could be activated from the disabled list Wednesday.
  • Mets SP Shaun Marcum (back) is expected to make his next start, this Saturday against the Brewers.
  • Giants 2B Marco Scutaro is dealing with some minor back soreness.
  • Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig has been diagnosed with a bruised left hip and thigh after X-rays on his leg came back negative.
  • The Cardinals don't think the pinched nerve in OF Matt Holliday's neck will be a long-term issue.
  • Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) threw an extended bullpen session on Wednesday.
  • Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (calf) doesn't expect to go out on a rehab assignment.
  • Padres OF Will Venable (hamstring) is expected back in the lineup on Thursday.
  • Pirates RP Jared Hughes (shoulder) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Thursday with no issues.
  • Pirates SP James McDonald (shoulder) will be shut down for the next 2-3 weeks.
  • Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said that SP Wily Peralta (hamstring) was "iffy" to make his scheduled start on Sunday.
  • Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Wednesday that it's "a possibility" OF Ryan Braun (hand) could return before the All-Star break.
American League:
  • Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York was told by a baseball official with knowledge of the Yankees' thinking that the team could have SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) pitch out of the bullpen during the second half.
  • Angels RP Sean Burnett (elbow) hopes to resume throwing next week.
  • Angels RP Ryan Madson (elbow) threw three bullpen sessions last week.
  • Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopopulos said Tuesday that RP Luis Perez (elbow) is "pretty far away" from resuming a minor league rehab assignment.
  • Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopopulos said that SP Drew Hutchison (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment "soon."
  • Blue Jays SP Kyle Drabek (elbow) has allowed four runs on eight hits and one walk over 4 1/3 innings in his first two rehab appearances with High-A Dunedin.
  • Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ still has some soreness in his right knee.
  • Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (ankle) will continue his minor league rehab assignment with Low-A Lansing.
  • Astros OF Justin Maxwell (head) is aiming return early next week.
  • Royals OF Alex Gordon left Wednesday's game with a possible concussion and a hip contusion after crashing into the wall in left field.
  • X-rays on Tigers 2B Omar Infante's shin came back negative.
  • White Sox pitching prospect Erik Johnson left Wednesday's start at Triple-A Charlotte with a right groin strain.
  • Red Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday that C David Ross (concussion) has "had three or four really good days consecutively here."
  • Rangers SP Alexi Ogando (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday.
  • C Jesus Montero (knee) will serve as the designated hitter on Friday for the Mariners' Arizona Rookie League team.
  • Mariners C Danny Hultzen will be shut down for the next 10-14 days with left rotator cuff irritation.
  • Athletics SP Jarrod Parker's (hamstring) next start has been pushed back to Saturday.
  • Mariners manager Eric Wedge expects OF Michael Morse (quad) to need several rehab games before being activated.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) said Wednesday that he feels like he "finally turned a corner" after throwing from 100 feet on flat ground.
Notes and Rumors:

National League:
American League:
  • Blue Jays SP Chien-Ming Wang's agent, Alan Chang, told Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca that his client would accept an assignment to Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Astros prospect right-hander Mark Appel will make his pro debut Friday with Class A Tri-City.
  • Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos hasn't ruled out the possibility that SP Ricky Romero could return to the majors before September.
  • The Orioles plan to keep SP Kevin Gausman in their bullpen for now.
  • Athletics SP Dan Straily will be called up to start on Thursday against the Cubs.

Yesterday's Top Hitters:

Player Team Opponent Score H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Chris Carter HOU vs TB 4-1 W 2/3 2 2 4 0 8 0
Hanley Ramirez LAD @ COL 10-8 W 4/5 1 3 1 0 8 0
Matt Carpenter STL @ LAA 12-2 W 3/6 1 3 3 0 7 0
Domonic Brown PHI @ PIT 5-6 L 3/5 1 2 2 0 6 0
Justin Ruggiano MIA @ ATL 6-3 W 2/4 1 1 3 1 6 1
Kyle Seager SEA @ TEX 4-2 W 3/5 1 1 2 0 6 0
Chris Davis BAL @ CHW 4-2 W 2/4 1 1 3 0 6 0
Victor Martinez DET @ TOR 6-2 W 2/4 1 2 2 0 5 0
Andrew McCutchen PIT vs PHI 6-5 W 3/3 0 2 0 2 5 1
Jason Kipnis CLE @ KC 5-6 L 2/4 1 1 3 0 5 0
Alex Avila DET @ TOR 6-2 W 2/4 1 1 3 0 5 0
Pedro Alvarez PIT vs PHI 6-5 W 2/4 1 1 3 0 5 0
Jon Jay STL @ LAA 12-2 W 2/6 1 1 3 0 5 0
Tony Abreu SF @ CIN 2-3 L 2/5 1 1 2 1 6 0
David Wright NYM vs ARI 3-5 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 6 0
Eric Hosmer KC vs CLE 6-5 W 2/4 1 2 1 0 5 0
Matt Kemp LAD @ COL 10-8 W 2/5 1 1 2 0 5 0
David Murphy TEX vs SEA 2-4 L 2/3 1 1 1 1 5 0
Daniel Descalso STL @ LAA 12-2 W 2/4 0 2 2 0 3 0
Logan Schafer MIL @ WSH 4-1 W 2/4 0 1 2 0 4 0
Daniel Murphy NYM vs ARI 3-5 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Mark Ellis LAD @ COL 10-8 W 3/5 0 0 1 0 5 0
Gordon Beckham CHW vs BAL 2-4 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Luis Valbuena CHC @ OAK 3-1 W 2/5 1 1 1 0 5 0
Carlos Gonzalez COL vs LAD 8-10 L 2/4 1 1 1 1 5 0
Yadier Molina STL @ LAA 12-2 W 3/4 0 1 1 1 3 0
Robinson Cano NYY @ MIN 3-2 W 2/3 0 1 2 1 3 0
Cody Ross ARI @ NYM 5-3 W 1/4 1 1 3 0 4 0
Chris Heisey CIN vs SF 3-2 W 1/3 1 1 2 0 4 0
Carlos Quentin SD @ BOS 1-2 L 3/4 0 1 0 0 4 0

Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:

Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Kyle Lohse MIL @ WSH 4-1 W 8 4 1 1 1 7 103 W
Matt Garza CHC @ OAK 3-1 W 8 4 1 1 3 5 114 W
Hector Santiago CHW vs BAL 2-4 L 7 5 2 2 2 9 123 ND
Jon Lester BOS vs SD 2-1 W 7 6 1 1 1 5 102 ND
Ricky Nolasco MIA @ ATL 6-3 W 7 6 2 2 0 7 96 W
Randall Delgado ARI @ NYM 5-3 W 7 7 2 2 0 9 106 W
Bud Norris HOU vs TB 4-1 W 7 6 1 1 3 5 105 W
CC Sabathia NYY @ MIN 3-2 W 7 7 2 2 3 9 121 W
Felix Hernandez SEA @ TEX 4-2 W 7 7 2 2 2 7 107 ND
Edinson Volquez SD @ BOS 1-2 L 6 7 1 1 1 6 104 ND
Scott Feldman BAL @ CHW 4-2 W 6 6 2 2 0 6 98 ND
Max Scherzer DET @ TOR 6-2 W 6.1 7 2 2 1 8 113 W
Derek Holland TEX vs SEA 2-4 L 6 7 2 2 2 10 104 ND
Shelby Miller STL @ LAA 12-2 W 6 5 2 2 2 6 102 W
Tony Cingrani CIN vs SF 3-2 W 5.2 4 2 2 4 5 97 ND
Roberto Hernandez TB @ HOU 1-4 L 6 4 3 3 0 1 78 L
Bartolo Colon OAK vs CHC 1-3 L 7 9 2 2 1 0 106 L
Mike Minor ATL vs MIA 3-6 L 6 6 4 4 3 9 107 L
P.J. Walters MIN vs NYY 2-3 L 5 4 3 3 3 3 79 L
Scott Kazmir CLE @ KC 5-6 L 5 6 3 3 0 3 87 ND
Ross Detwiler WSH vs MIL 1-4 L 6 8 4 2 1 3 95 L
Barry Zito SF @ CIN 2-3 L 4 7 1 1 1 3 88 ND
Jeff Locke PIT vs PHI 6-5 W 5.2 7 3 2 3 2 99 W
Jeremy Guthrie KC vs CLE 6-5 W 6.1 5 5 5 3 3 103 ND
Josh Johnson TOR vs DET 2-6 L 5 7 6 1 2 5 105 L
Matt Harvey NYM vs ARI 3-5 L 6 9 5 5 3 9 110 L
Zack Greinke LAD @ COL 10-8 W 5 6 5 5 7 4 107 W
John Lannan PHI @ PIT 5-6 L 5 11 4 4 3 5 93 L
Tyler Chatwood COL vs LAD 8-10 L 5 11 6 5 0 1 79 L
Jerome Williams LAA vs STL 2-12 L 1.2 4 7 7 4 2 55 L

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