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August 6, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: August 6, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for August 6, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(47-65) Brewers - 2 at 4 - Giants (50-61)
  • Giants RP Sergio Romo coughed up a solo home run to Juan Francisco in the ninth inning, but escaped with the save.
  • Giants 1B Brandon Belt went 3-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.
  • Giants RP Chad Gaudin turned in his second consecutive quality start, tossing 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball.
  • Brewers RP Tyler Thornburg gave up just one unearned run over six innings in a no-decision.
(62-49) Dodgers - 3 at 2 - Cardinals (65-46)
  • Dodgers SP Zack Greinke yielded two runs in 6 1/3 innings.
  • Dodgers RP Paco Rodriguez was perfect for two innings and picked up a save with Kenley Jansen unavailable.
(68-45) Braves - 3 at 2 - Nationals (54-58)
  • Braves OF Justin Upton went 3-for-4 and hit a tiebreaking homer in the top of the eighth.
  • With Craig Kimbrel in need of a day off, RP Jordan Walden stepped into the closer's role and pitched a scoreless ninth for a save.
  • Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg was left with a no-decision after allowing two runs in seven innings and striking out nine.

American League:

(65-45) Tigers - 4 at 2 - Indians (62-50)
  • Tigers C Alex Avila hit a three-run homer in the top of the ninth.
  • Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez fanned 11 while allowing two runs over 7 2/3 innings.
  • Indians SP Corey Kluber was denied a win after allowing no runs for 7 1/3 innings.
  • Indians RP Chris Perez gave up four runs without retiring a batter to take a blown save and a loss.
  • Indians OF Drew Stubbs went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and committed an error.
(63-50) Rangers - 5 at 2 - Angels (51-60)
  • Rangers RP Joe Nathan notched his 33rd save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.
  • Angels OF Mike Trout went 1-for-2 with three walks, a run scored and a stolen base.
  • Rangers SP Martin Perez was charged with two runs over 6 1/3 innings.
  • Angels SP Jerome Williams was pounded for five runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings.
(57-54) Yankees - 1 at 8 - White Sox (41-69)
  • White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez finished with four hits and two RBI.
  • Yankees OF Vernon Wells went 3-for-4 in his first ever start at first base.
  • Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-4 in his 2013 debut.
  • White Sox SP Jose Quintana allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings.
  • Yankees SP Andy Pettitte struggled, giving up seven runs and 11 hits in 2 2/3 innings.
(48-61) Twins - 0 at 13 - Royals (57-52)
  • Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie hurled his second complete-game shutout of the season.
  • Twins SP Kevin Correia was lit up for six runs in two innings.
  • Royals 1B Eric Hosmer went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and five RBI.
  • Royals 3B Mike Moustakas had four hits, including a double, and two RBI.
(68-46) Red Sox - 0 at 2 - Astros (37-74)
  • Astros RP Brett Oberholtzer allowed just four hits over seven innings and combined with two relievers on a shutout.
  • Astros RP Josh Fields struck out all four battershe faced to pick up his first career save.
  • Red Sox SP John Lackey allowed two runs in six innings and struck out 10.
  • Astros SS Jonathan Villar went 2-for-2 with a walk and stole three bases.
  • Astros OF L.J. Hoes went 2-for-3 with a double, a steal and two runs scored.
(52-60) Blue Jays - 3 at 1 - Mariners (52-60)
  • Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie finished a home run short of the cycle.
  • Mariners 1B Justin Smoak hit a solo home run.
  • Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey delivered 7 2/3 strong innings, allowing just one run while striking out five.
  • Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma surrendered two runs over 7 1/3 innings while giving up only four hits.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Cubs transferred RHP Rafael Dolis from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Padres RP Fautino De Los Santos was handed a 50-game PED suspension Monday from Major League Baseball.
  • Mets OF Cesar Puello has been suspended 50 games by MLB.
  • Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo has accepted a 50-game performance-enhancing drug suspension from MLB.
  • Mets OF Jordany Valdespin has accepted a 50-game PED suspension from MLB.
  • Padres SS Everth Cabrera has accepted a 50-game performance-enhancing drug suspension from Major League Baseball.
  • Cubs claimed OF Thomas Neal off waivers from the Yankees.
  • Brewers minor league left-hander William West was suspended 50 games for his second violation for a drug of abuse.
  • Dodgers recalled INF Dee Gordon from Triple-A Albuquerque.
  • Dodgers optioned RHP Stephen Fife to Triple-A Albuquerque.
  • Mets recalled 3B Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas.
American League:
  • Red Sox recalled RHP Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox placed OF Daniel Nava on paternity leave.
  • Angels signed INF Andy Marte to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Salt Lake City.
  • Angels released 1B Brad Hawpe.
  • Major League Baseball has suspended Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez through the conclusion of the 2014 season.
  • Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera will not be suspended again by MLB.
  • Athletics SP Bartolo Colon will not face further punishment for his involvement in the Biogenesis clinic.
  • RP Jordan Norberto received a 50-game suspension from MLB for his involvement in the Biogenesis clinic.
  • Major League Baseball has handed Mariners C Jesus Montero a 50-game performance-enhancing drug suspension.
  • Yankees OF Fernando Martinez has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball.
  • Yankees C Francisco Cervelli has accepted a 50-game performance-enhancing drug suspension from MLB.
  • Astros RP Sergio Escalona has been suspended 50 games by MLB.
  • Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta has accepted a 50-game PED suspension.
  • USA Today's Bob Nightengale confirms that Rangers OF Nelson Cruz will accept a 50-game PED suspension.
  • Yankees recalled INF David Adams from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Yankees placed SS Derek Jeter on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 3, with a right calf strain.
  • Rangers designated INF Adam Rosales for assignment.
  • Yankees designated INF Brent Lillibridge for assignment.
  • Rangers purchased the contract of OF Joey Butler from Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Rangers recalled OF Engel Beltre from Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Tigers recalled INF Hernan Perez from Double-A Erie.
  • Angels released RHP Ryan Madson.
  • Rays purchased the contract of OF Jason Bourgeois from Triple-A Durham.
  • Rays placed OF Desmond Jennings on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left middle finger.
  • Rays purchased the contract of OF Jason Bourgeois from Triple-A Durham.
  • The Mariners decided to send down RP Tom Wilhelmsen after Monday's game against the Blue Jays.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill (hip, shoulder) could return to the Diamondbacks' starting rotation this weekend.
  • Cardinals OF Shane Robinson (shoulder) should be ready to return from the disabled list when first eligible.
  • Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Sunday that C Yadier Molina (knee) is showing some improvement.
  • Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) could be placed on the 15-day DL.
  • Cardinals prospect outfielder Oscar Taveras (ankle) is still about 10 days away from playing in rehab games.
  • Dodgers RP Brian Wilson (elbow) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.
  • Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) said Monday that he's not currently throwing and isn't optimistic about pitching this season.
  • Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is feeling better Monday and will not go for an MRI.
  • Mets RP Bobby Parnell received an injection in his neck Monday during a follow-up exam in New York.
  • Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) said Monday that he's "not ruling out" a return this season.
  • The Rockies have no plans at this time to place OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) on the disabled list.
  • Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong (hand) will be activated from the disabled list on Friday to start against the Orioles.
  • Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez tested out his sprained left knee on the bases Monday and will do some running again Wednesday.
  • Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on August 16.
American League:
  • X-rays taken Sunday on Rays OF Desmond Jennings' sprained left middle finger showed no fracture.
  • Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) is expected to make at least three more minor league rehab starts.
  • Angels OF Peter Bourjos (wrist) took part in batting practice for a fourth straight day on Sunday.
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas (arm) is tentatively scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday.
  • Twins OF Josh Willingham (knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Rochester.
  • Tigers 2B Omar Infante (ankle) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Toledo.
  • Angels manager Mike Scioscia said OF Peter Bourjos (wrist) is "not quite where he needs to be" hitting-wise to begin a rehab assignment.
  • White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo is considered day-to-day with a jammed left thumb.
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas (arm) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday.
  • Angels 2B Howie Kendrick has been diagnosed with a hyperextended left knee.
Notes and Rumors

National League:
  • Mike Puma of the New York Post was told that there's a "good chance" that Mets 3B Wilmer Flores will be called up to play third base within the next week.
  • Brewers RP Chris Narveson is expected to be called up to start on Wednesday in place of the injured Tom Gorzelanny (elbow).

Yesterday's Top Hitters

PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Eric Hosmer KC vs MIN 13-0 W 3/5 1 2 5 0 7 0
Alexei Ramirez CHW vs NYY 8-1 W 4/5 0 1 2 0 5 0
Mike Moustakas KC vs MIN 13-0 W 4/5 0 1 2 0 5 0
Justin Upton ATL @ WSH 3-2 W 3/4 1 2 1 0 6 1
Juan Francisco MIL @ SF 2-4 L 2/3 1 1 2 1 6 0
Brett Lawrie TOR @ SEA 3-1 W 3/4 0 1 0 0 6 0
Alex Rios CHW vs NYY 8-1 W 2/4 0 1 4 1 2 1
Brandon Belt SF vs MIL 4-2 W 3/3 0 2 0 1 3 0
Alex Avila DET @ CLE 4-2 W 1/4 1 1 3 0 4 0
Vernon Wells NYY @ CHW 1-8 L 3/4 0 0 0 0 5 0
Freddie Freeman ATL @ WSH 3-2 W 3/4 0 0 2 0 3 0
Alcides Escobar KC vs MIN 13-0 W 2/4 0 2 2 0 2 0
Lorenzo Cain KC vs MIN 13-0 W 2/3 0 2 1 1 2 0
L.J. Hoes HOU vs BOS 2-0 W 2/3 0 2 0 0 3 1
Jeff Keppinger CHW vs NYY 8-1 W 2/4 0 2 0 1 3 0
Victor Martinez DET @ CLE 4-2 W 3/4 0 0 1 0 3 0
Billy Butler KC vs MIN 13-0 W 2/4 0 1 2 1 2 0
Jurickson Profar TEX @ LAA 5-2 W 2/4 0 1 1 0 3 0
Justin Smoak SEA vs TOR 1-3 L 1/4 1 1 1 0 4 0
Adrian Beltre TEX @ LAA 5-2 W 1/4 1 1 1 0 4 0
Scott Hairston WSH vs ATL 2-3 L 2/3 0 0 0 1 4 0
Michael Brantley CLE vs DET 2-4 L 2/4 0 2 0 0 2 1
Gordon Beckham CHW vs NYY 8-1 W 2/5 0 1 1 0 2 0
Jonathan Lucroy MIL @ SF 2-4 L 2/4 0 1 0 0 3 0
Elvis Andrus TEX @ LAA 5-2 W 1/4 0 0 2 0 3 0
David Murphy TEX @ LAA 5-2 W 1/2 0 2 0 2 2 0
Adam LaRoche WSH vs ATL 2-3 L 2/4 0 0 1 0 3 0
Jose Reyes TOR @ SEA 3-1 W 2/5 0 1 1 0 2 0
Jonathan Villar HOU vs BOS 2-0 W 2/2 0 0 0 1 2 3
Anthony Rendon WSH vs ATL 2-3 L 2/3 0 0 1 0 2 0

Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines

Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Jeremy Guthrie KC vs MIN 13-0 W 9 4 0 0 1 7 106 W
Anibal Sanchez DET @ CLE 4-2 W 7.2 4 2 2 2 11 114 ND
Corey Kluber CLE vs DET 2-4 L 7.1 6 0 0 1 6 105 ND
Brett Oberholtzer HOU vs BOS 2-0 W 7 4 0 0 2 2 101 W
Stephen Strasburg WSH vs ATL 2-3 L 7 5 2 2 1 9 112 ND
Chad Gaudin SF vs MIL 4-2 W 6.1 4 1 1 4 8 95 ND
R.A. Dickey TOR @ SEA 3-1 W 7.2 8 1 1 2 5 104 W
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA vs TOR 1-3 L 7.1 4 2 2 3 2 102 L
Martin Perez TEX @ LAA 5-2 W 6.1 4 2 2 4 7 111 W
Jose Quintana CHW vs NYY 8-1 W 6.2 8 1 1 1 5 109 W
Tyler Thornburg MIL @ SF 2-4 L 6 7 1 0 2 4 102 ND
John Lackey BOS @ HOU 0-2 L 6 8 2 2 2 10 113 L
Adam Wainwright STL vs LAD 2-3 L 7 7 3 3 2 5 105 L
Zack Greinke LAD @ STL 3-2 W 6.1 8 2 2 1 4 105 W
Mike Minor ATL @ WSH 3-2 W 6 8 2 2 3 3 98 ND
Jerome Williams LAA vs TEX 2-5 L 5.1 6 5 5 3 2 96 L
Kevin Correia MIN @ KC 0-13 L 2 7 6 6 3 2 51 L
Andy Pettitte NYY @ CHW 1-8 L 2.2 11 7 7 1 4 75 L

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