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August 21, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: August 21, 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 21, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(74-51) Pirates - 8 at 1 - Padres (56-70)
  • Pirates C Russell Martin went 1-for-3 with two walks, a double, an RBI and a run scored.
  • Pirates 2B Neil Walker finished 2-for-4 with a homer and three runs scored.
  • Pirates SP A.J. Burnett completed seven innings, yielding only one run on four hits in a victory.
  • Padres RP Tyson Ross was charged with the loss, allowing five runs -- four earned -- over 6 1/3 innings.
(73-52) Dodgers - 6 at 4 - Marlins (48-76)
  • Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig hit a game-winning solo home run in the eighth inning.
  • Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-5 with a double.
  • Dodgers SP Chris Capuano allowed three runs in five innings in a no-decision.
  • Marlins SP Jacob Turner allowed four runs -- three earned -- on 10 hits in a no-decision.
(65-59) Diamondbacks - 5 at 2 - Reds (71-55)
(72-53) Cardinals - 3 at 6 - Brewers (55-71)
  • Brewers 1B Sean Halton drove in three runs.
  • Cardinals SP Lance Lynn was shelled for six runs -- four earned -- in six innings.
  • Cardinals C Yadier Molina doubled and homered.
(59-68) Rockies - 5 at 3 - Phillies (55-70)
  • Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt earned his first save since returning from the disabled list, and 16th overall.
  • Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki went 1-for-4 with a home run.
  • Phillies SP Tyler Cloyd allowed five runs in six innings.
  • Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa allowed three runs -- two earned -- over 6 1/3 innings.
(61-64) Nationals - 4 at 2 - Cubs (54-71)
  • Nationals SP Dan Haren allowed one run over six innings.
  • Nationals RP Rafael Soriano allowed another run but recovered to earn his 32nd save of the season.
  • Cubs 3B Donnie Murphy went 2-for-4 with his seventh home run.
  • Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
  • Cubs SP Chris Rusin allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings in a loss.
(76-49) Braves - 3 at 5 - Mets (58-66)
  • Mets 1B Ike Davis went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.
  • Braves SS Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-3 with three RBI.
  • Mets SP Zack Wheeler allowed three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a win.
  • Braves SP Brandon Beachy allowed four runs -- three earned -- in six innings.

American League:

(41-84) Astros - 2 at 4 - Rangers (73-53)
  • Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run.
  • Astros 3B Matt Dominguez went 1-for-4 with his 17th home run.
  • Rangers RP Travis Blackley allowed two runs over four innings in a no-decision.
  • Astros SP Jarred Cosart allowed three runs in six innings in a loss.
(67-58) Indians - at - Angels (55-69)
(72-52) Rays - 7 at 4 - Orioles (67-58)
  • Rays SP Alex Cobb walked four but gave up just three hits and two runs -- one earned -- over six frames.
  • Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez managed to allow three runs -- two earned -- despite giving up eight hits and four walks over 5 2/3 innings.
  • Orioles C Matt Wieters launched a two-run homer.
(58-67) Mariners - 7 at 4 - Athletics (71-54)
  • Mariners RP Danny Farquhar locked down the win by hurling a perfect ninth inning to earn his eighth save of the season.
  • Mariners 2B Nick Franklin went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored.
  • Athletics SP Sonny Gray yielded two runs on just two hits over seven innings of a no-decision.
  • Mariners SP Joe Saunders was whipped for four runs on 10 hits and three walks over six innings in a no-decision.
(57-68) Blue Jays - 4 at 8 - Yankees (65-59) (Game 1)
  • Yankees C Chris Stewart hit a three-run homer off reliever Neil Wagner.
  • Blue Jays RP Esmil Rogers yielded four runs in five-plus innings in a no-decision.
  • Yankees SP Ivan Nova gave up four runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings, yet he still won for the ninth time this season.
  • Yankees 2B Robinson Cano went 4-for-4 with a three-run homer and four RBI.
(57-69) Blue Jays - 2 at 3 - Yankees (66-59) (Game 2)
  • Yankees SP Phil Hughes was charged with just two runs over six innings.
  • Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle yielded two runs over 6 2/3 innings.
  • Yankees SS Jayson Nix was the offensive star, homering and hitting a walk-off RBI single.
(55-69) Twins - 6 at 3 - Tigers (73-52)
(50-74) White Sox - 2 at 0 - Royals (64-60)
  • White Sox SP John Danks tossed eight scoreless innings while allowing seven hits.
Inter League:
(74-54) Red Sox - 2 at 3 - Giants (56-69)
  • Giants RP Sergio Romo tossed a perfect inning of relief to earn the win.
  • Giants 1B Brandon Belt went 3-for-4 with a double and triple.
  • Red Sox SP Jake Peavy lasted just 5 2/3 innings, but he gave up only one run on five hits.
  • Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong pitched seven innings of two-run ball.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Mets signed RHP Daryl Thompson to a minor league contract.
  • Mets signed RHP Mitch Talbot to a minor league contract.
  • Nationals optioned LHP Ian Krol to Triple-A Syracuse.
  • CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Padres 3B Chase Headley has been placed on waivers.
  • Giants recalled RHP Jean Machi from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants recalled LHP Mike Kickham from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants designated OF Jeff Francoeur for assignment.
  • Giants placed RHP Chad Gaudin on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 17, with carpal tunnel syndrome.
American League:
  • Royals optioned LHP Will Smith to Triple-A Omaha.
  • Rangers purchased the contract of LHP Travis Blackley from Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Rangers placed RHP Alexi Ogando on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
  • Royals activated OF Justin Maxwell from the bereavement list.
  • MLB has suspended Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster for five games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at Alex Rodriguez on Sunday.
  • Astros purchased the contract of RHP David Martinez from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Astros designated LHP Wade LeBlanc for assignment.
  • Astros placed C Carlos Corporan on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
  • Astros purchased the contract of C Max Stassi from Double-A Corpus Christi.
  • Blue Jays recalled RHP Thad Weber from Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Yankees recalled RHP Preston Claiborne from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Indians released RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka.
  • Twins recalled RHP Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Tigers recalled LHP Jose Alvarez from Triple-A Toledo.
  • Tigers optioned LHP Phil Coke to Triple-A Toledo.
  • Twins recalled OF Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Twins placed C Joe Mauer on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
  • Blue Jays optioned RHP Thad Weber to Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Blue Jays placed OF Jose Bautista on the 15-day disabled list with a left hip bone bruise.

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