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August 20, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: August 20, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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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.

Injury Updates:


National League:

  • Rockies SP Roy Oswalt (hamstring) threw 65 pitches in a bullpen session Monday.
  • Pirates OF Travis Snider (toe) will begin a rehab assignment Monday with Double-A Altoona.
  • Giants OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) is expected back September 1.
  • RP Edward Mujica was unavailable for the Cardinals' weekend series in Chicago due to general fatigue.
  • Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) could begin swinging a bat on Wednesday.
  • Dodgers manager Don Mattingly admitted Monday that OF Matt Kemp (ankle) is unlikely to return before September.
  • Diamondbacks RP Matt Reynolds (elbow) has been throwing from a distance of 100 feet.
  • C Miguel Montero (back) was scheduled to catch in a rehab game with the Diamondbacks' Arizona League club Monday.
  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) is scheduled to throw a 40-pitch bullpen session Monday.
  • Padres manager Bud Black estimated Monday that OF Carlos Quentin (knee) has a 50/50 shot to return this season.
  • Padres OF Cameron Maybin has been pulled off his rehab assignment again and will have his left knee evaluated by team doctors.
  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood (elbow) threw a successful 60-pitch bullpen session Monday.
  • Reds RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) played catch Monday
American League:
  • Yankees SS Derek Jeter (calf) appeared in a simulated game Monday.
  • Twins SP Samuel Deduno is day-to-day with bicep tendinitis.
  • Tigers 2B Omar Infante (back) could return to the Tigers' lineup Tuesday.
  • Angels OF Mike Trout was removed from Sunday's game against the Astros with tightness in his right hamstring.
  • Yankees SS Derek Jeter (calf) fielded grounders and took batting practice on Sunday in Tampa, Florida.
  • Yankees SS Eduardo Nunez was forced from Sunday's game against the Red Sox with a tight right hamstring.
  • Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) felt encouraged after playing catch Monday.
  • The Red Sox are hoping to get 1B Mike Napoli (foot) back in the lineup Tuesday.
  • Indians SP Brett Myers (elbow) threw a successful simulated game on Sunday.
  • Astros C Carlos Corporan left Monday's game against the Rangers after taking a foul tip off his mask.
  • Rangers SP Nick Tepesch (elbow) threw a second bullpen session on Monday.
  • Indians SP Corey Kluber (finger) extended his long-toss to 150 feet Monday.
  • The Angels have shut DH Albert Pujols (foot) down for the remainder of the season.

Yesterday's Top Hitters



PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Nate Schierholtz CHC vs WSH 11-1 W 3/4 2 2 6 0 10 0
A.J. Pierzynski TEX vs HOU 16-5 W 4/5 1 2 4 0 8 0
Donnie Murphy CHC vs WSH 11-1 W 2/4 2 2 2 0 8 0
Matt Wieters BAL vs TB 3-4 L 3/5 1 1 2 0 7 0
Dioner Navarro CHC vs WSH 11-1 W 1/2 1 3 3 2 4 0
Leonys Martin TEX vs HOU 16-5 W 3/4 0 3 2 1 3 0
Yadier Molina STL @ MIL 8-5 W 4/5 0 1 1 0 5 0
Carlos Beltran STL @ MIL 8-5 W 3/5 1 1 1 0 6 0
Matt Joyce TB @ BAL 4-3 W 2/3 1 1 2 0 5 0
Lonnie Chisenhall CLE @ LAA 5-2 W 2/3 1 1 2 0 5 0
Brandon Phillips CIN vs ARI 5-3 W 3/4 0 2 0 0 5 0
Carlos Ruiz PHI vs COL 5-4 W 2/4 1 1 1 0 6 0
Mark Trumbo LAA vs CLE 2-5 L 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Pedro Alvarez PIT @ SD 3-1 W 2/4 1 2 1 0 5 0
Daniel Nava BOS @ SF 7-0 W 3/4 0 2 1 1 3 0
Jonathan Lucroy MIL vs STL 5-8 L 3/4 0 1 2 1 3 0
Marlon Byrd NYM @ MIN 6-1 W 2/5 1 2 1 0 5 0
Troy Tulowitzki COL @ PHI 4-5 L 2/3 1 1 1 1 5 0
Juan Uribe LAD @ MIA 2-6 L 3/4 0 1 1 0 4 0
Brandon Moss OAK vs SEA 2-1 W 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
John Mayberry Jr. PHI vs COL 5-4 W 1/3 1 1 3 0 4 0
Evan Longoria TB @ BAL 4-3 W 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Norichika Aoki MIL vs STL 5-8 L 2/5 1 1 1 0 5 0
Elvis Andrus TEX vs HOU 16-5 W 2/4 0 3 1 1 2 2
Giancarlo Stanton MIA vs LAD 6-2 W 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Shane Victorino BOS @ SF 7-0 W 3/4 0 0 1 0 4 0
Nick Swisher CLE @ LAA 5-2 W 2/5 1 1 1 0 5 0
Danny Valencia BAL vs TB 3-4 L 3/4 0 0 1 1 4 0
Junior Lake CHC vs WSH 11-1 W 2/4 0 2 0 0 4 0
Jon Jay STL @ MIL 8-5 W 1/4 1 1 2 1 4 0

Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines



Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Francisco Liriano PIT @ SD 3-1 W 7 4 0 0 2 13 104 W
Jeff Samardzija CHC vs WSH 11-1 W 9 6 1 1 0 5 105 W
Jarrod Parker OAK vs SEA 2-1 W 9 8 1 1 0 8 100 W
Dillon Gee NYM @ MIN 6-1 W 7.2 6 1 0 1 9 99 W
Jon Lester BOS @ SF 7-0 W 8.1 6 0 0 2 3 115 W
Aaron Harang SEA @ OAK 1-2 L 7 5 1 1 1 3 97 ND
Jose Fernandez MIA vs LAD 6-2 W 6 4 2 1 3 8 109 W
Zach McAllister CLE @ LAA 5-2 W 6.1 5 1 1 2 5 103 W
Ethan Martin PHI vs COL 5-4 W 6.1 4 2 2 2 6 90 W
Andrew Cashner SD vs PIT 1-3 L 7 5 3 1 2 3 83 L
Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD @ MIA 2-6 L 7.1 6 3 3 2 5 112 L
Shelby Miller STL @ MIL 8-5 W 5.1 5 2 2 4 8 101 ND
Bronson Arroyo CIN vs ARI 5-3 W 6 7 3 3 0 6 87 W
Chris Tillman BAL vs TB 3-4 L 6 5 4 4 1 5 107 L
Matt Garza TEX vs HOU 16-5 W 6.2 8 5 5 1 8 112 W
David Price TB @ BAL 4-3 W 5 10 2 2 2 6 99 W
Jered Weaver LAA vs CLE 2-5 L 6 8 4 4 2 5 100 L
Marco Estrada MIL vs STL 5-8 L 6 8 4 4 1 4 95 ND
Randall Delgado ARI @ CIN 3-5 L 6 7 5 5 3 6 114 L
Jeff Manship COL @ PHI 4-5 L 5 6 5 5 1 4 83 L
Tim Lincecum SF vs BOS 0-7 L 5 9 5 5 4 4 104 L
Kyle Gibson MIN vs NYM 1-6 L 3.2 10 4 4 2 2 72 L
Jordan Zimmermann WSH @ CHC 1-11 L 5 7 8 8 2 5 81 L
Lucas Harrell HOU @ TEX 5-16 L 2.1 7 9 7 3 2 62 L

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