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August 12, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: August 12, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for August 12, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(53-64) Padres - 2 at 3 - Reds (65-52) (13 innings)
  • Reds 1B Joey Votto's had a sacrifice fly in the 13th inning that proved to be the difference.
  • Reds SP Mike Leake allowed two runs -- one earned -- on six hits over seven innings in a no-decision.
  • Padres SP Ian Kennedy allowed only two runs on three hits over eight innings in a no-decision.
(52-65) Cubs - 4 at 8 - Cardinals (67-50)
  • Cardinals 1B Allen Craig finished 3-for-3 with a double, two walks, an RBI and two runs scored.
  • Cardinals RP Edward Mujica notched a two-inning save, his 31st overall this season.
  • Cubs SS Starlin Castro went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
(52-65) Phillies - 0 at 6 - Nationals (57-60)
  • Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick was pulled after 4 1/3 innings allowing eleven hits and four runs.
  • Nationals OF Jayson Werth went 3-for-4 with an RBI.
  • Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg threw a complete game shutout while striking out ten.
(44-72) Marlins - 4 at 9 - Braves (72-46)
  • Braves OF Jason Heyward went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.
  • Braves 1B Freddie Freeman finished 2-for-3 with two walks, a double, home run, three RBI and two runs scored.
  • Braves SP Mike Minor gave up four runs on six hits over seven innings.
  • Marlins SP Henderson Alvarez yielded four runs on seven hits over six innings in a no-decision.
(70-47) Pirates - 2 at 3 - Rockies (55-64)
  • Rockies RP Rex Brothers picked up his 10th save.
  • Rockies SP Chad Bettis allowed two runs on four hits over six innings in a no-decision.
  • Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a home run.
  • Pirates SP Jeff Locke lasted just 5 2/3 innings giving up four walks in a no-decision.
(54-61) Mets - 9 at 5 - Diamondbacks (59-57)
  • Diamondbacks RP Zeke Spruill lasted just three innings in a loss giving up six hits and two walks.
  • Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill went 2-for-5 with four RBI.
  • Mets SP Jon Niese allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings.
  • Mets 1B Ike Davis went 1-for-2 with three walks.

American League:

(53-63) Angels - 5 at 6 - Indians (63-55)
  • Indians RP Chris Perez fired a perfect ninth inning to earn his 18th save of the season.
  • Indians 1B Nick Swisher smacked a two-run homer.
  • Indians SP Justin Masterson allowed six runs -- five earned -- over just 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Angels 2B Grant Green went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.
(71-49) Red Sox - 3 at 4 - Royals (61-54)
  • Royals C Salvador Perez (concussion) went 1-for-3 with a walk in his return to the lineup.
  • Royals RP Greg Holland worked a perfect ninth inning and struck out two, earning his 32nd save of the season.
  • Royals OF Alex Gordon finished 3-for-4 with a double, home run, steal and two RBI.
  • Royals SP James Shields allowed three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits over seven innings.
  • Red Sox SP John Lackey surrendered four runs in seven innings in a loss.
(52-63) Twins - 5 at 2 - White Sox (44-72)
  • Twins 2B Brian Dozier finished 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI.
  • Twins SP Kevin Correia fired seven innings of shutout ball.
  • Twins C Joe Mauer went 2-for-3 with a walk, homer and two RBI.
(69-47) Tigers - 4 at 5 - Yankees (59-57)
  • Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez hit his first homer of the season.
  • Yankees RP Mariano Rivera allowed two homers over one inning, but escaped with the win.
  • Yankees SP Andy Pettitte allowed just one run, but was yanked after 4 1/3 innings of a no-decision.
  • Tigers SP Justin Verlander allowed four runs on seven hits over seven innings in a no-decision.
(67-49) Athletics - 6 at 4 - Blue Jays (54-63)
  • Athletics RP Grant Balfour converted his 30th save of the season despite walking three, throwing a wild pitch and allowing a run.
  • Athletics 1B Brandon Moss smashed a two-run homer.
  • Athletics SP A.J. Griffin yielded three runs -- two earned -- on five hits over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings in a no-decision.
(68-50) Rangers - 6 at 1 - Astros (37-79)
  • Rangers OF Alex Rios enjoyed his second quality game, going 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Astros OF Chris Carter pounded out a solo home run.
  • Rangers SP Martin Perez fired a one-run complete game, striking out eight.
Inter League:
(66-50) Rays - 2 at 8 - Dodgers (67-50)
(51-67) Brewers - 0 at 2 - Mariners (54-63)
  • Mariners RP Danny Farquhar picked up his fourth save.
  • Mariners SP Felix Hernandez threw eight scoreless innings allowing four hits and striking out nine.
  • Mariners 1B Justin Smoak hit his 13th home run.
  • Brewers SP Wily Peralta allowed two runs on four hits over eight innings.
(66-51) Orioles - 10 at 2 - Giants (52-65)
  • Orioles OF Adam Jones hit his 24th home run.
  • Orioles SP Bud Norris allowed two runs on six hits over five innings in his start.
  • Giants OF Hunter Pence went 2-for-4.
  • Giants SP Matt Cain gave up three runs on five hits over seven innings in his start.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Diamondbacks placed 3B Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 10, with hip and knee injuries.
  • Mets optioned RHP Jeremy Hefner to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Diamondbacks recalled LHP Eury de la Rosa from Triple-A Reno.
  • Diamondbacks purchased the contract of 3B Matt Davidson from Triple-A Reno.
  • Braves prospect RP Cory Gearrin has been placed on Triple-A Gwinnett's disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis.
  • Braves optioned OF Todd Cunningham to Triple-A Gwinnett.
  • Braves activated C Gerald Laird from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Reds activated Ryan Ludwick from the 60-day disabled list.
  • Reds optioned OF Derrick Robinson to Triple-A Louisville.
American League:
  • White Sox acquired INF Leury Garcia from the Rangers as the player to be named later in the Alex Rios trade.
  • Royals optioned LHP Francisley Bueno to Triple-A Omaha.
  • Royals optioned LHP Donnie Joseph to Triple-A Omaha.
  • Royals designated C Brett Hayes for assignment.
  • Royals recalled INF Irving Falu from Triple-A Omaha.
  • Royals placed INF Miguel Tejada on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf.
  • Royals activated C Salvador Perez from the 7-day disabled list.
  • Yankees optioned INF David Adams to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Yankees recalled RHP Dellin Betances from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Royals activated RHP Wade Davis from emergency leave.
  • Royals acquired INF Jamey Carroll from the Twins for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
  • Tigers recalled C Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo.
  • Tigers placed C Alex Avila on the 7-day disabled list.
  • Blue Jays recalled RHP Todd Redmond from Triple-A Buffalo.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Braves OF Justin Upton (hamstring) said he hopes to be in the lineup Monday against the Phillies.
  • Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that the team is close to announcing when OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment.
  • Cardinals C Yadier Molina (knee) did some drills with his catching gear on Saturday.
  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) said he had "no problems" during a 25-pitch bullpen session Saturday.
  • Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt (appendicitis) will throw a simulated game as soon as Monday.
  • Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo (hamstring) threw a successful bullpen session Saturday.
  • Braves OF Reed Johnson (Achilles) has yet to be cleared to run.
  • Pirates SP James McDonald (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Sunday.
  • Diamondbacks OF Cody Ross was removed from Sunday's game with a right leg injury.
  • Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran left Sunday's game due to a right foot contusion.
  • Nationals OF Jason Werth suffered a knee injury in Sunday's win over the Phillies.
  • Diamondbacks OF Cody Ross left Sunday's game with a dislocated right hip.
American League:
  • Rangers SP Neftali Feliz (elbow) was scratched from Saturday's rehab appearance at Triple-A Round Rock due to triceps soreness.
  • Orioles 3B Wilson Betemit (knee) will move his rehab assignment up to High-A Frederick Monday.
  • Mariners RP Stephen Pryor recently underwent surgery to re-attach his right lat.
  • Astros SS Jonathan Villar (thumb) is expected to return to the lineup Monday.
  • Angels OF Peter Bourjos (wrist) will not be activated from the disabled list on Monday as originally hoped.
  • Rangers DH Lance Berkman (hip, knee) homered and had an RBI single in his first rehab game at Triple-A Round Rock Saturday.
  • Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Sunday.
  • Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) has rejoined Triple-A Tacoma to resume his rehab assignment.
  • Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson has been scratched from his start Monday due to right forearm soreness.
  • Athletics OF Coco Crisp left Sunday's game with a wrist issue.
  • Blue Jays SP Ramon Ortiz (elbow) has resumed a throwing program.
  • Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) threw a 50-pitch bullpen session Sunday.
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas (arm) is expected to start Tuesday against the Yankees.
  • Twins C Ryan Doumit (concussion) could be activated from the 7-day disabled list Thursday.
  • White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo will undergo an MRI on his left thumb Monday.
Notes and Rumors

National League:
  • Pirates SP Gerrit Cole's next start has been pushed back to Friday.
  • Nationals SP Taylor Jordan will make at least one more start before being shut down.
  • Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook won't make his next start until Friday in Chicago.

American League

  • The Astros plan to use a six-man rotation through the end of August.
  • Blue Jays RP Esmil Rogers has been moved to the bullpen.

Yesterday's Top Hitters

PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Freddie Freeman ATL vs MIA 9-4 W 2/3 1 2 3 2 6 0
Mark Ellis LAD vs TB 8-2 W 3/5 1 1 3 0 7 0
Adam Jones BAL @ SF 10-2 W 2/5 1 2 4 0 6 0
Alex Gordon KC vs BOS 4-3 W 3/4 1 1 2 0 7 1
Aaron Hill ARI vs NYM 5-9 L 2/5 1 1 4 0 6 0
Brayan Pena DET @ NYY 4-5 L 3/4 1 1 1 0 7 0
Jason Heyward ATL vs MIA 9-4 W 4/5 0 2 1 0 4 0
Wilmer Flores NYM @ ARI 9-5 W 2/4 1 3 1 1 5 0
Victor Martinez DET @ NYY 4-5 L 3/5 1 1 1 0 6 0
Evan Gattis ATL vs MIA 9-4 W 3/5 0 2 1 0 5 0
Matt Carpenter STL vs CHC 8-4 W 3/5 0 2 1 0 5 0
Allen Craig STL vs CHC 8-4 W 3/3 0 2 1 2 4 0
Miguel Cabrera DET @ NYY 4-5 L 2/3 1 1 1 2 6 0
Joe Mauer MIN @ CHW 5-2 W 2/3 1 1 2 1 5 0
Brian Dozier MIN @ CHW 5-2 W 2/5 1 1 3 0 5 0
Alex Rodriguez NYY vs DET 5-4 W 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Andrew Brown NYM @ ARI 9-5 W 1/2 1 1 3 0 4 0
Brett Lawrie TOR vs OAK 4-6 L 3/5 0 0 1 0 4 2
Xavier Paul CIN vs SD 3-2 W 1/1 1 1 2 0 4 0
Mike Aviles CLE vs LAA 6-5 W 1/3 1 1 2 0 4 0
Alberto Callaspo OAK @ TOR 6-4 W 2/4 0 1 2 0 3 0
Starlin Castro CHC @ STL 4-8 L 3/4 0 0 1 0 4 0
Jayson Werth WSH vs PHI 6-0 W 3/4 0 1 1 0 3 0
A.J. Pollock ARI vs NYM 5-9 L 3/5 0 2 0 0 3 0
J.J. Hardy BAL @ SF 10-2 W 1/4 1 1 2 0 4 0
Nick Swisher CLE vs LAA 6-5 W 1/4 1 1 2 0 4 0
Josh Donaldson OAK @ TOR 6-4 W 2/3 0 2 1 1 2 0
Alex Rios TEX @ HOU 6-1 W 2/4 0 2 1 0 3 0
Ed Lucas MIA @ ATL 4-9 L 2/3 0 1 1 0 3 0
Nick Markakis BAL @ SF 10-2 W 2/4 0 2 1 1 2 0

Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines

Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Stephen Strasburg WSH vs PHI 6-0 W 9 4 0 0 1 10 99 W
Felix Hernandez SEA vs MIL 2-0 W 8 4 0 0 1 9 108 W
Martin Perez TEX @ HOU 6-1 W 9 4 1 1 2 8 115 W
Clayton Kershaw LAD vs TB 8-2 W 8 3 2 1 2 8 103 W
Kevin Correia MIN @ CHW 5-2 W 7 5 0 0 1 7 98 W
Wily Peralta MIL @ SEA 0-2 L 8 4 2 2 0 4 96 L
Ian Kennedy SD @ CIN 2-3 L 8 3 2 2 2 3 97 ND
Mike Leake CIN vs SD 3-2 W 7 6 2 1 3 4 109 ND
Matt Cain SF vs BAL 2-10 L 7 5 3 3 1 5 102 L
R.A. Dickey TOR vs OAK 4-6 L 7 6 3 3 2 6 109 ND
Chad Bettis COL vs PIT 3-2 W 6 4 2 2 2 3 80 ND
Jeff Locke PIT @ COL 2-3 L 5.2 3 2 1 4 3 99 ND
James Shields KC vs BOS 4-3 W 7 7 3 2 3 5 114 W
Justin Verlander DET @ NYY 4-5 L 7 7 4 4 1 9 113 ND
Mike Minor ATL vs MIA 9-4 W 7 6 4 4 1 6 100 W
Dallas Keuchel HOU vs TEX 1-6 L 8.2 8 6 5 1 8 116 L
Jerome Williams LAA @ CLE 5-6 L 5.2 4 4 4 1 7 75 ND
John Lackey BOS @ KC 3-4 L 7 7 4 4 2 5 111 L
Bud Norris BAL @ SF 10-2 W 5 6 2 2 2 2 98 ND
Jonathon Niese NYM @ ARI 9-5 W 6 7 4 4 1 5 83 W
A.J. Griffin OAK @ TOR 6-4 W 5.2 5 3 2 6 2 103 ND
Henderson Alvarez MIA @ ATL 4-9 L 6 7 4 4 1 4 97 ND
Joe Kelly STL vs CHC 8-4 W 5.1 5 4 3 2 3 96 ND
Andy Pettitte NYY vs DET 5-4 W 4.1 8 1 1 3 3 101 ND
Jose Quintana CHW vs MIN 2-5 L 5 6 5 5 2 6 99 L
Edwin Jackson CHC @ STL 4-8 L 5 6 4 4 3 2 84 ND
Zeke Spruill ARI vs NYM 5-9 L 3 6 5 1 2 1 61 L
Justin Masterson CLE vs LAA 6-5 W 4.1 7 5 4 4 5 101 ND
Jeremy Hellickson TB @ LAD 2-8 L 3 7 4 4 0 2 51 L
Kyle Kendrick PHI @ WSH 0-6 L 4.1 11 6 4 2 3 89 L

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