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August 26, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: August 26, 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 26, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(76-54) Pirates - 0 at 4 - Giants (58-72)
  • Pirates SP A.J. Burnett allowed four runs on eight hits over 7 1/3 innings.
  • Giants 1B Brandon Belt went 1-for-4 in his return to the lineup.
  • Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-4 with a triple.
  • Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong threw eight scoreless innings while striking out five.
(61-71) Rockies - 4 at 3 - Marlins (49-80)
  • Rockies RP Rex Brothers walked two in the ninth, but escaped the inning unscathed in earning his 13th save of the season.
  • Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa coughed up three runs in five innings, but it was good enough to improve to 14-6.
  • Marlins SP Jacob Turner allowed four runs -- three earned -- on six hits over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
(57-73) Brewers - 3 at 1 - Reds (74-57)
  • Brewers RP Jim Henderson earned his 21st save despite allowing a run.
  • Reds OF Shin-Soo Choo stole two bases.
  • Brewers SP Marco Estrada fired seven shutout innings, and allowed only one hit.
  • Reds SP Greg Reynolds allowed two runs on five hits over six innings in a loss.
(55-75) Cubs - 2 at 3 - Padres (59-71) (15 innings)
  • Cubs OF Junior Lake went 1-for-7 extending his hitting streak to eight games.
  • Cubs RP Kevin Gregg suffered a blown save in an extra-inning loss.
  • Cubs SP Chris Rusin didn't allow any runs over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Padres C Nick Hundley drove in the game-winning run.
  • Padres SP Andrew Cashner threw seven scoreless innings while striking out seven in a no-decision.
(66-63) Diamondbacks - 5 at 9 - Phillies (59-71)
  • Diamondbacks OF A.J. Pollock went 3-for-4 with a homer, steal, three RBI and two runs scored.
  • In his return to the mound, Phillies SP Roy Halladay yielded two runs over six innings in a win.
  • Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin struggled mightily, allowing nine runs -- eight earned -- on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings
American League:
(58-72) Blue Jays - 2 at 1 - Astros (43-86)
  • Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes finished 2-for-4 with a walk.
  • Blue Jays RP Casey Janssen escaped a bases-loaded jam to earn his 23rd save of the year.
  • Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle fired eight innings of one-run ball.
  • Astros RP Chia-Jen Lo imploded during his second blown save, allowing two runs on three walks and a hit.
(57-72) Twins - 1 at 3 - Indians (71-59)
  • Indians RP Chris Perez threw a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 21st save.
  • Indians SP Scott Kazmir fired six innings of one-run ball, striking out eight, in a no-decision win.
  • Twins SP Mike Pelfrey surrendered only one run on two hits and six walks over five innings of a no-decision.
(72-57) Athletics - 3 at 10 - Orioles (70-59)
  • Orioles SS J.J. Hardy finished 3-for-4 with a double, homer and three runs scored in a victory.
  • Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson went 1-for-2 with a homer, steal, two walks and two RBI.
  • Orioles SP Scott Feldman hurled five innings of one-run ball, scattering three hits.
  • Athletics SP Sonny Gray was blasted for six runs on eight hits over just 3 1/3 innings.
(69-61) Yankees - 3 at 2 - Rays (74-54) (11 innings)
  • Yankees 2B Robinson Cano went 3-for-5 with a double, homer and two RBI.
  • Rays OF David DeJesus went 3-for-4 with a run scored.
  • Yankees RP Mariano Rivera hurled a perfect 11th inning to pick up his 38th save of the season.
  • Rays SP Alex Cobb struggled with his control again, walking three but allowing just two runs over 5 2/3 frames.
(75-55) Rangers - 2 at 5 - White Sox (54-75)
  • White Sox RP Addison Reed earned his 35th save of the season by tossing a scoreless ninth inning.
  • White Sox SP John Danks earned his fourth win of the season, allowing two runs on eight hits over six innings.
  • Rangers SP Matt Garza surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in seven innings.
(58-71) Angels - 7 at 1 - Mariners (59-70)
  • Angels SP Jered Weaver gave up one run on three hits over eight innings.
  • Mariners 2B Nick Franklin went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his return to the lineup.
  • Mariners 2B Dustin Ackley went 2-for-3 with a home run.
  • Mariners SP Aaron Harang was charged with seven runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Inter League:
(77-53) Tigers - 11 at 3 - Mets (58-70)
  • Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a walk, home run, two RBI and two runs scored.
  • Mets C Travis d'Arnaud smacked his first career homer.
  • Tigers SP Rick Porcello was effective enough, allowing three runs on four hits over his seven innings of work.
  • Mets SP Dillon Gee yielded four runs on 10 hits over six innings.
(65-65) Nationals - 4 at 6 - Royals (65-64)
  • Royals RP Greg Holland struck out three in a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 35th save of the season.
  • Royals C Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI.
  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper finished 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI.
  • Nationals OF Denard Span went 4-for-5 with a solo homer.
(77-55) Red Sox - 8 at 1 - Dodgers (76-54)
  • Dodgers SP Chris Capuano was charged with three runs on six hits over five innings.
  • Red Sox 3B Xander Bogaerts went 2-for4 with an RBI double.
  • Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli went 2-for-4 with a home run.
  • Red Sox OF Shane Victorino went 2-for-4 with a home run.
  • Red Sox SP Jake Peavy gave up just one run in a complete game effort.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Marlins optioned INF Gil Velazquez to Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Reds transferred RHP Jonathan Broxton from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Phillies transferred RHP Michael Stutes from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Phillies transferred RHP Jonathan Pettibone from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Phillies optioned RHP Luis Garcia to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Phillies optioned RHP Tyler Cloyd to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Phillies purchased the contract of RHP J.C. Ramirez from Triple-A Lehigh Valle.
  • Reds purchased the contract of RHP Greg Reynolds from Triple-A Louisville.
  • Phillies activated RHP Roy Halladay from the 60-day disabled list.
American League:
  • Rays sent OF Jason Bourgeois outright to Triple-A Durham.
  • Red Sox optioned RHP Brayan Villarreal to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox activated LHP Matt Thornton from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Indians activated RHP Josh Tomlin from the 60-day disabled list, optioned him to Triple-A Columbus.
  • Royals recalled LHP Will Smith from Triple-A Omaha.
  • Royals placed RHP Luke Hochevar on the paternity leave list.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) could be cleared to take batting practice this week.
  • Cubs OF Nate Schierholtz left Sunday's game with a back injury.
  • Padres SP Cory Luebke (elbow) is scheduled to throw two side sessions this week.
  • Dodgers SP Josh Beckett (shoulder) will resume a throwing program next week.
  • Troy Renck of the Denver Post hears that Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki's oblique injury isn't considered to be a big deal.
  • Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt (groin) could face hitters early next week.
  • Giants SP Matt Cain (forearm) expects to begin throwing sometime this week.
  • Padres manager Bud Black said Saturday that OF Carlos Quentin (knee) has shown "marked improvement" over the last two days while running on a treadmill.
  • Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz (finger) is expected to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on September 8.
American League:
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) was charged with three runs on one hit over one inning of work in his first rehab start Sunday with Short-Season Lowell.
  • White Sox OF Avisail Garcia passed concussion tests after colliding with the outfield wall in Sunday's game.
  • Athletics OF Josh Reddick left Sunday's game against the Orioles after aggravating his right wrist injury.
  • Angels 2B Howie Kendrick (knee) has yet to run at full speed.
  • Rays OF Brandon Guyer (finger) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham Sunday.
  • Astros C Carlos Corporan is still having concussion-related symptoms.
  • Rangers OF Leonys Martin (ankle) expects to only miss one game.
  • SP Brett Anderson (foot) could rejoin the Athletics' rotation on Tuesday.
Notes & Rumors:

National League:

  • The Phillies are still negotiating with Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez.
American League:
  • The Astros will recall RP Paul Clemens to start Tuesday against the White Sox.
  • The Athletics are expected to recall 1B Daric Barton from Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster could be booted from the rotation when Clay Buchholz (shoulder) returns from the disabled list.

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