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July 10, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: July 10, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for July 10, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(39-48) Mets - 10 at 6 - Giants (40-49)
  • Mets OF Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 and hit his seventh career grand slam.
  • Giants SP Barry Zito wasn't involved in the decision after giving up five runs in six innings.
(43-48) Rockies - 1 at 2 - Padres (41-50)
  • Padres SP Eric Stults pitched his second career complete game.
  • OF Alexi Amarista tripled and singled to drive in both Padres runs.
  • Rockies 2B D.J. LeMahieu went hitless in a fourth straight game.
(46-44) Nationals - 2 at 4 - Phillies (45-46)
  • Phillies SP Cole Hamels spun eight innings of one-run ball.
  • Nationals SP Taylor Jordan was charged with four runs -- three earned -- over 5 2/3 innings.
  • Nationals OF Jayson Werth belted a solo homer.
(50-40) Reds - 0 at 2 - Brewers (37-52)
  • Brewers SP Wily Peralta threw a three-hit shutout while striking out six.
  • Brewers OF Ryan Braun went 1-for-3 in his first game since coming off the disabled list.
  • Brewers OF Logan Schafer hit a game-winning, two-run homer.
  • Reds SP Tony Cingrani allowed two runs while striking out 10 in seven innings.
(44-45) Dodgers - 6 at 1 - Diamondbacks (47-43)
  • Dodgers SP Ricky Nolasco recorded a win in his debut by holding allowing one run and four hits in seven innings.
  • Diamondbacks SP Ian Kennedy gave up six runs -- five earned -- in 5 2/3 innings.
  • Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz pitched a perfect inning in his first appearance in four days.
  • Diamondbacks OF Adam Eaton went 0-for-4 and committed an error in center field in his season debut.
(52-38) Braves - 6 at 4 - Marlins (32-57)
  • Braves OF Justin Upton went 3-for-5 with a home run.
  • Marlins C Rob Brantly went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.
  • Braves SP Julio Teheran allowed four runs -- one earned -- in 7 1/3 innings to pick up the win.
  • Marlins SP Henderson Alvarez allowed five runs -- four earned -- in six innings

American League:

(37-50) Twins - 1 at 4 - Rays (51-40)
  • Rays SP Chris Archer allowed just one unearned run while allowing only three hits.
  • Twins C Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Rays OF Kelly Johnson went 1-for-3 with a two-run double.
  • Twins SP Kyle Gibson allowed four runs over six innings.
(43-36) Blue Jays - 0 at 3 - Indians (47-43)
  • Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez pitched six scoreless innings allowing five hits and striking out four.
  • Blue Jays 2B Maicer Izturis went 3-for-4 with a double.
  • Indians RP Chris Perez allowed two hits but worked out of the jam to earn his 10th save.
  • Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson allowed two runs on three hits over seven innings but took the loss.
(53-37) Rangers - 8 at 4 - Orioles (49-42)
  • Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre went 4-for-4 with two homers and five RBI.
  • Rangers SP Martin Perez yielded four runs -- two earned -- over six frames.
(43-44) Royals - 3 at 1 - Yankees (48-42)
  • Royals RP Greg Holland earned his 22nd save.
  • Yankees OF Brett Gardner went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • Royals SP James Shields allowed one run over seven innings while striking out five.
  • Yankees SP CC Sabathia allowed three runs in a complete-game loss.
(55-37) Red Sox - 11 at 8 - Mariners (40-50)
  • Red Sox DH David Ortiz went 4-for-5 with a homer, two doubles and a stolen base.
  • Red Sox SP Allen Webster lasted just 2 1/3 innings and surrendered seven runs.
  • Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey retired all five batters he faced in his third straight scoreless outing.
  • Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma was pounded for six runs and eight hits in three innings.
  • Back after missing a couple of games with a hamstring strain, Red Sox OF Shane Victorino went 2-for-5 with a homer and a walk.
  • Mariners DH Kendrys Morales homered twice and singled.
  • Mariners SS Brad Miller went 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI.
(35-52) White Sox - 11 at 4 - Tigers (49-40)
  • Tigers SP Justin Verlander allowed five runs on 12 hits over seven innings.
  • White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo went 3-for-4 with two home runs.
  • White Sox 1B Adam Dunn went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI.
  • White Sox SP Jose Quintana allowed three runs in eight innings.
  • White Sox OF Alex Rios went 6-for-6 with two stolen bases.
Inter League:
(54-37) Athletics - 2 at 1 - Pirates (53-36)
  • Pirates SP Gerrit Cole surrendered two earned runs in seven innings.
  • Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez hit his 23rd home run of the season.
  • Athletics SP Dan Straily allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings.
(43-46) Angels - 2 at 7 - Cubs (40-48)
  • Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano went 2-for-3 with two home runs.
  • Angels DH Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a home run.
  • Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a home run.
  • Angels SP Joe Blanton allowed six runs on four home runs in five innings in a loss.
  • Cubs SP Travis Wood allowed two runs on four hits over 6 2/3 innings in a win.
(32-58) Astros - 5 at 9 - Cardinals (54-34)
  • Astros SP Bud Norris was shelled for seven runs in five innings.
  • Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright fired seven innings of one-run ball.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Cubs released RHP Shawn Camp.
  • Cardinals purchased the contract of C Rob Johnson from Triple-A Memphis.
  • Cardinals released INF Ty Wigginton.
  • Giants signed OF Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract.
  • Phillies transferred RHP Mike Adams from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Phillies purchased the contract of RHP Luis Garcia from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Phillies optioned RHP Phillippe Aumont to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Marlins recalled LHP Duane Below from Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Mets prospect shortstop Gavin Cecchini was placed on the seven-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain.
  • Rockies designated RHP Joseph Gardner for assignment.
  • Rockies acquired RHP Mitchell Boggs from the Cardinals in exchange for international signing bonus slot No. 4.
  • Giants recalled LHP Mike Kickham from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants placed C Hector Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder.
  • Giants purchased the contract of INF/OF Kensuke Tanaka from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants designated OF Cole Gillespie for assignment.
  • Mets recalled RHP Gonzalez Germen from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Mets placed RHP Shaun Marcum on the 15-day disabled list with thoracic outlet syndrome.
  • Pirates recalled INF/OF Josh Harrison from Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Pirates placed 2B Neil Walker on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 7, with a right oblique strain.
  • Padres recalled RHP Miles Mikolas from Triple-A Tucson.
  • Padres optioned RHP Tyson Ross to Triple-A Tucson.
  • Diamondbacks activated OF Adam Eaton from the disabled list.
  • Diamondbacks optioned RHP Charles Brewer to Triple-A Reno.
  • Mets released RHP Brandon Lyon.
American League:
  • Tigers recalled INF Hernan Perez from Double-A Erie.
  • Tigers placed 2B Omar Infante on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 4, with a left ankle sprain.
  • Yankees signed C Jose Gil to a minor league contract.
  • Indians optioned RHP Carlos Carrasco to Triple-A Columbus.
  • Yankees prospect left-hander Ian Clarkin was placed on the 7-day disabled list in the minors due to a twisted ankle, but isn't expected to miss much time.
  • White Sox sent C Hector Gimenez outright to Triple-A Charlotte.
  • Twins recalled RHP Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Twins placed LHP Caleb Thielbar on the bereavement list.
  • Orioles optioned LHP Zach Britton to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Orioles optioned RHP Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Red Sox placed RHP Alex Wilson on the 15-day disabled list with a right thumb injury.
  • Red Sox optioned RHP Jose De La Torre to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox purchased the contract of RHP Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox recalled OF Jackie Bradley from Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Blue Jays released C Ramon Hernandez.
  • Athletics optioned RHP Dan Straily to Triple-A Sacramento.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • ESPN's Buster Olney hears that teams are aware that Giants RP Brian Wilson (elbow) could audition for scouts around August 1.
  • Reds prospect right-hander Robert Stephenson returned from the disabled list (hamstring) and allowed three unearned runs on two hits over 3 2/3 innings for Low-A Dayton.
  • Padres manager Bud Black said during an appearance on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that 2B Jedd Gyorko (groin) could begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday.
  • Braves C Evan Gattis (oblique) took swings off a tee and hit balls flipped to him by a coach on Monday.
  • Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (hand) went 0-for-3 on in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Tucson.
  • Rockies OF Dexter Fowler (wrist) went 0-for-3 with a walk in his first rehab game with Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (rib) went 1-for-2 with a single in his first rehab game with Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Mets SP Matt Harvey could miss his next scheduled start on Saturday against the Pirates due to a blister on his right index finger.
  • Cubs OF Brian Bogusevic (hamstring) is likely to return to the lineup on Thursday.
  • Braves RP Cristhian Martinez will be sidelined for the next 7-8 months after undergoing shoulder surgery on Tuesday.
  • X-rays on Reds OF Chris Heisey's left elbow came back negative.
  • Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Tuesday that he doesn't expect SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) to be ready to join the team's rotation just after the All-Star break.
  • Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Tuesday that he doesn't expect SP Trevor Cahill (hip, shoulder) to be in the team's rotation coming out of the All-Star break.
  • Dodgers manager Don Mattingly expects OF Matt Kemp (shoulder) to be activated from the disabled list on July 21, the first day he's eligible.
  • Cubs C Welington Castillo (flu) was feeling better Tuesday.
  • Cubs SP Scott Baker (elbow) threw his fourth simulated game Tuesday at the Cubs' spring training complex.
  • Reds C Devin Mesoraco said Tuesday that his back still hurts.
  • Dodgers SP Ted Lilly (neck) has asked the Dodgers to move him into a relief role.
American League:
  • Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (ankle) will move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.
  • White Sox RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) threw from 40 feet on Tuesday.
  • White Sox SP Jake Peavy (rib) threw 76 pitches in a four-inning simulated game Tuesday.
  • Rangers 1B Mike Olt left Tuesday's game at Triple-A Round Rock after being hit in the head by a pitch.
  • Blue Jays RP Sergio Santos (elbow) is hoping to be activated from the disabled list shortly after the All-Star break.
  • Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (forearm) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday.
  • Astros SS Ronny Cedeno left Tuesday's game against the Cardinals with a bruised left toe.
  • Astros OF Justin Maxwell (head) could return to the Astros' lineup as soon as this weekend.
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas (arm) hopes to be cleared to play catch on Wednesday.
  • Mariners RP Stephen Pryor (lat) will throw a simulated game on Wednesday.
  • Twins OF Wilkin Ramirez (concussion) has returned to the Twin Cities for further testing.
  • Rangers OF Craig Gentry (hand) took batting practice Tuesday.
  • Angels SP Tommy Hanson (forearm) will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.
  • Twins OF Josh Willingham (knee) has begun light exercises.
  • Angels RP Sean Burnett (elbow) played catch on Tuesday.
  • Athletics SP Brett Anderson (foot) has begun throwing from 105 feet.
  • Rangers SP Colby Lewis (elbow) threw 45 pitches of live batting practice on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera (knee) could be ready to begin playing in minor league rehab games later this week.
  • Orioles RP Steve Johnson (oblique) is scheduled to throw live batting practice this Thursday.
Notes and Rumors:

National League:
  • The Padres have accepted the resignation of team president and CEO Tom Garfinkel.
  • CBS Sports' Danny Knobler reports that the Dodgers sent a scout to Milwaukee this week to watch Brewers' relievers Francisco Rodriguez, John Axford, and Mike Gonzalez.
  • Brewers RP Tom Gorzelanny will make another start on Friday against the Diamondbacks.
  • Mets RP Carlos Torres will replace Shaun Marcum in the Mets' rotation.
American League:
  • Astros SP Mark Appel tossed three scoreless innings Tuesday in his second pro start with Class A Tri-City.
  • Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Tuesday that RP Drew Smyly will not be tried as a starter this season.
  • Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics will call up SP Sonny Gray from Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday that SP Lucas Harrell was removed from the team's rotation, in part, to "get his mind cleared."
  • Rangers SP Josh Lindblom will start on Wednesday against Baltimore.
  • Steven Marcus of Newsday reports that Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez is expected to meet with Major League Baseball on Friday to discuss his involvement with the Biogenesis clinic.
  • Indians SP Danny Salazar will make his major league debut on Thursday afternoon against the Blue Jays.

Yesterday's Top Hitters

PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Adrian Beltre TEX @ BAL 8-4 W 4/4 2 2 5 1 10 0
Alex Rios CHW @ DET 11-4 W 6/6 0 1 2 0 8 2
Dayan Viciedo CHW @ DET 11-4 W 3/4 2 2 4 0 9 0
David Ortiz BOS @ SEA 11-8 W 4/5 1 3 1 0 9 1
Kendrys Morales SEA vs BOS 8-11 L 3/5 2 2 3 0 9 0
Justin Upton ATL @ MIA 6-4 W 3/5 1 3 2 0 8 0
Alfonso Soriano CHC vs LAA 7-2 W 2/3 2 2 2 1 8 0
Matt Carpenter STL vs HOU 9-5 W 3/4 0 3 3 0 5 0
Adam Dunn CHW @ DET 11-4 W 3/5 1 1 3 1 6 0
Marlon Byrd NYM @ SF 10-6 W 2/4 1 2 4 1 5 0
Brad Miller SEA vs BOS 8-11 L 3/5 0 0 4 0 5 0
Dustin Pedroia BOS @ SEA 11-8 W 2/5 1 1 3 1 5 0
Rob Brantly MIA vs ATL 4-6 L 2/4 1 1 3 0 5 0
Albert Pujols LAA @ CHC 2-7 L 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Shane Victorino BOS @ SEA 11-8 W 2/5 1 2 1 1 5 0
Michael Saunders SEA vs BOS 8-11 L 2/3 0 2 1 1 4 0
Omar Quintanilla NYM @ SF 10-6 W 3/5 0 1 1 0 4 0
Alexei Ramirez CHW @ DET 11-4 W 3/6 0 2 1 0 3 0
Darwin Barney CHC vs LAA 7-2 W 1/4 1 1 3 0 4 0
Anthony Rizzo CHC vs LAA 7-2 W 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Logan Schafer MIL vs CIN 2-0 W 1/3 1 1 2 0 4 0
Matt Holliday STL vs HOU 9-5 W 1/3 1 1 2 0 4 0
Allen Craig STL vs HOU 9-5 W 3/5 0 0 2 0 3 0
Alexi Amarista SD vs COL 2-1 W 2/4 0 0 2 0 4 0
Miguel Cabrera DET vs CHW 4-11 L 1/4 1 1 2 0 4 0
Alejandro De Aza CHW @ DET 11-4 W 3/6 0 2 0 0 3 0
Nelson Cruz TEX @ BAL 8-4 W 2/5 0 2 1 0 3 0
Brandon Moss OAK @ PIT 2-1 W 1/3 1 1 2 0 4 0
David Wright NYM @ SF 10-6 W 2/3 0 2 0 2 3 0
Ricky Nolasco LAD @ ARI 6-1 W 2/2 0 1 1 0 3 0


Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines

Player TEAM OPP SCORE IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Wily Peralta MIL vs CIN 2-0 W 9 3 0 0 4 6 113 W
Eric Stults SD vs COL 2-1 W 9 4 1 1 3 5 122 W
Tony Cingrani CIN @ MIL 0-2 L 7 3 2 2 2 10 109 L
Adam Wainwright STL vs HOU 9-5 W 7 5 1 1 1 9 97 W
Ricky Nolasco LAD @ ARI 6-1 W 7 4 1 1 0 5 97 W
Dan Straily OAK @ PIT 2-1 W 6.1 2 1 1 3 7 89 W
Cole Hamels PHI vs WSH 4-2 W 8 6 1 1 1 4 110 W
Josh Johnson TOR @ CLE 0-3 L 7 3 2 2 2 6 104 L
Chris Archer TB vs MIN 4-1 W 6 3 1 0 0 2 84 W
James Shields KC @ NYY 3-1 W 7 5 1 1 2 5 102 W
CC Sabathia NYY vs KC 1-3 L 9 7 3 3 2 6 113 L
Ubaldo Jimenez CLE vs TOR 3-0 W 6 5 0 0 2 4 105 W
Jose Quintana CHW @ DET 11-4 W 8 6 3 3 1 7 105 W
Travis Wood CHC vs LAA 7-2 W 6.2 4 2 2 2 5 89 W
Gerrit Cole PIT vs OAK 1-2 L 7 5 2 2 2 4 90 L
Jhoulys Chacin COL @ SD 1-2 L 6 5 1 1 2 4 97 L
Julio Teheran ATL @ MIA 6-4 W 7.1 7 4 1 2 3 95 W
Martin Perez TEX @ BAL 8-4 W 6 6 4 2 1 4 99 W
Kyle Gibson MIN @ TB 1-4 L 6 4 4 4 4 3 102 L
Taylor Jordan WSH @ PHI 2-4 L 5.2 8 4 3 1 2 89 L
Henderson Alvarez MIA vs ATL 4-6 L 6 8 5 4 4 5 105 L
Barry Zito SF vs NYM 6-10 L 6 7 5 5 4 5 102 ND
Justin Verlander DET vs CHW 4-11 L 7 12 5 5 1 3 112 L
Dillon Gee NYM @ SF 10-6 W 6.2 9 5 5 5 3 108 ND
Zach Britton BAL vs TEX 4-8 L 5 8 5 5 3 0 91 L
Ian Kennedy ARI vs LAD 1-6 L 5.2 9 6 5 3 2 109 L
Joe Blanton LAA @ CHC 2-7 L 5 8 6 6 3 3 92 L
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA vs BOS 8-11 L 3 8 6 6 0 3 61 ND
Bud Norris HOU @ STL 5-9 L 5 11 7 7 1 5 92 L
Allen Webster BOS @ SEA 11-8 W 2.1 6 7 7 2 2 53 ND

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