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August 20, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: August 20, 2013

by Clint Chisam


Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more!

Probable Pitchers for August 20, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(73-51) Pirates - 3 at 1 - Padres (56-69)
  • Pirates RP Mark Melancon earned his eighth save of the season despite allowing a run on two hits.
  • Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez finished 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored.
  • Pirates SP Francisco Liriano spun seven shutout innings, striking out a season-high 13 batters in a victory.
  • Padres SP Andrew Cashner permitted three runs -- one earned -- on five hits over seven innings.
(72-52) Dodgers - 2 at 6 - Marlins (48-75)
  • Marlins SP Jose Fernandez allowed two runs -- one earned -- in six innings and struck out eight.
  • Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 and hit his 15th homer.
  • Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig went hitless in a second straight game, finishing 0-for-5.
(64-59) Diamondbacks - 3 at 5 - Reds (71-54)
(72-52) Cardinals - 8 at 5 - Brewers (54-71)
  • Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran went 3-for-5 with a home run.
  • Cardinals SP Shelby Miller fanned eight while allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez homered for just his second hit in six games back from the disabled list.
(58-68) Rockies - 4 at 5 - Phillies (55-69)
  • Phillies OF John Mayberry Jr. hit a three-run homer.
  • Phillies SP Ethan Martin pitched 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball.
  • Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon notched his first save since July 11 with a scoreless ninth.
  • Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk.
(60-64) Nationals - 1 at 11 - Cubs (54-70)

American League:

(41-83) Astros - 5 at 16 - Rangers (72-53)
  • Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski went 4-for-5 with a homer, a double and four RBI.
  • Astros SP Lucas Harrell was pummeled for nine runs -- seven earned -- in 2 1/3 innings.
  • Rangers OF Leonys Martin went 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and three runs scored.
(67-58) Indians - 5 at 2 - Angels (55-69)
  • Angels 1B Mark Trumbo went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI.
  • Indians SP Zach McAllister spread five hits and one run over 6 1/3 frames in a victory.
  • Angels SP Jered Weaver surrendered four runs on eight hits over six innings.
  • Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI.
(71-52) Rays - 4 at 3 - Orioles (67-57)
  • Rays SP David Price lasted just five innings, but he got the win after allowing two runs and 10 hits.
  • Orioles C Matt Wieters went 3-for-5 and hit his 16th homer.
(57-67) Mariners - 1 at 2 - Athletics (71-53)
  • Athletics 1B Brandon Moss swatted a walk-off solo homer.
  • Athletics SP Jarrod Parker tossed his first career complete game, allowing just one run on eight hits.
  • Mariners SP Aaron Harang allowed only one run on five hits over seven innings.
Inter League:
(57-66) Mets - 6 at 1 - Twins (54-69)
  • Mets SP Dillon Gee picked up his 9th win of the season on 7.2 innings of shutout ball
  • Twins SP Kyle Gibson was rocked for 10 hits and four runs in just 3.2 innings.
  • Mets OF Marlon Byrd hit his 20th homer of the year.
(74-53) Red Sox - 7 at 0 - Giants (55-69)
  • Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia finished 2-for-4 with a walk, double, RBI and two runs scored.
  • Red Sox OF Shane Victorino went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
  • Red Sox SP Jon Lester hurled 8 1/3 shutout innings while allowing only six hits.
  • Giants SP Tim Lincecum was abused for five runs on nine hits over five innings.
Player Transactions:

National League:
American League:
  • Rays activated OF Desmond Jennings from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Rays optioned RHP Brandon Gomes to Triple-A Durham.
  • Orioles recalled INF Danny Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Astros purchased the contract of LHP Wade LeBlanc from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Astros optioned OF Marc Krauss to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Royals released INF Elliot Johnson.
  • Indians SS Francisco Lindor has been placed on the 7-day disabled list with Double-A Akron due to a lower back strain.
  • Red Sox optioned C Ryan Lavarnway to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox optioned RHP Rubby De La Rosa to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Orioles optioned RHP Josh Stinson to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Yankees released INF Luis Cruz.
  • Rays sent INF Ryan Roberts outright to Triple-A Durham.
  • Blue Jays optioned RHP Thad Weber to Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Blue Jays activated INF Munenori Kawasaki from the paternity leave list.
  • FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Angels have placed SS Erick Aybar and Jason Vargas on waivers.
  • Red Sox activated C David Ross from the 60-day disabled list.
  • Red Sox transferred RHP Andrew Bailey from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Red Sox transferred RHP Clay Buchholz from 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Red Sox optioned INF Brock Holt to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox purchased the contract of INF Xander Bogaerts from Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox released RHP Jose Contreras.
  • Twins optioned RHP Kyle Gibson to Triple-A Rochester.
  • Red Sox recalled RHP Brayan Villarreal from Triple-A Pawtucket.

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