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September 6, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: September 6, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for September 6, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:



National League:
(71-68) Diamondbacks - 4 at 2 - Giants (62-78)
  • Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler earned his first save since August 7 by tossing a perfect ninth.
  • Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored.
  • Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill yielded two runs on six hits over five innings.
  • Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong was chased out of the park after 4 2/3 innings having allowed four runs on eight hits.
(80-60) Cardinals - 2 at 6 - Reds (79-62)
  • Cardinals 3B David Freese singled and belted a solo homer.
  • Reds SP Tony Cingrani allowed two runs over 5 1/3 frames.
  • Cardinals SP Lance Lynn didn't have it again, getting charged with four runs on seven hits and four walks over five innings.
  • Reds 3B Todd Frazier launched a pair of solo homers.
American League:
(85-57) Red Sox - 9 at 8 - Yankees (75-65) (10 innings)
  • Red Sox OF Shane Victorino homered in the fifth and delivered a go-ahead single in the 10th.
  • Red Sox SP Jake Peavy surrendered four runs in six-plus innings.
  • Yankees SP Ivan Nova was removed after giving up three runs in four innings.
  • Yankees RP Mariano Rivera blew his sixth save after giving up a run in the ninth.
  • Yankees 1B Lyle Overbay had a two-run single and his first stolen base since 2011.
(56-83) White Sox - 1 at 3 - Orioles (74-65)
  • Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez allowed one run in seven innings and striking out six
  • Orioles OF Adam Jones reached 30 homers and 100 RBI for the season.
  • Orioles SS J.J. Hardy went 2-for-3 and hit his 25th homer.
(47-93) Astros - 3 at 2 - Athletics (80-60)
  • Astros RP Josh Fields worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings to record his third save of the season.
  • Astros SP Brad Peacock fired seven innings of one-run ball, striking out nine.
  • Athletics SP Sonny Gray surrendered three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits over eight innings.
(77-62) Rays - 2 at 6 - Angels (65-74)
  • Angels OF Josh Hamilton rapped a pair of singles, drove in a run and scored two more.
  • Angels SP Jerome Williams worked 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball.
  • Rays SP David Price was roughed up for six runs on 11 hits over seven innings.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Cubs sent OF Dave Sappelt outright to Triple-A Iowa.
  • Nationals claimed INF Mauro Gomez off waivers from the Blue Jays.
  • Reds activated LHP Tony Cingrani from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Marlins sent OF Jordan Brown outright to Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Braves recalled RHP David Hale from Triple-A Gwinnett.
  • Giants released UTIL Kensuke Tanaka.
American League:

Injury Updates:


National League:

  • Padres 1B Yonder Alonso was given a pain-killing injection in his injured right hand on Wednesday.
  • Phillies OF Domonic Brown (heel) won't do any baseball-related activities for at least another week.
  • Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado (thumb) is considered day-to-day.
  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (elbow, forearm) is scheduled to make a rehab start Friday with Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • OF Matt Kemp (ankle) played in a simulated game Wednesday at the Dodgers' spring training complex.
  • An MRI conducted on Cardinals 1B Allen Craig revealed no fracture in his injured left foot.
  • Reds 2B Brandon Phillips left Thursday's game against the Cardinals with a bruised left quad.
  • Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said Thursday that SP Johnny Cueto (back) would likely return as a reliever initially.
  • Giants C Buster Posey underwent an X-ray on his right ring finger Thursday.
  • Giants RP Chad Gaudin (carpal tunnel syndrome) played long-toss from 90 feet Thursday.
  • Reds SP Mat Latos limped to the clubhouse Thursday after being hit by a Bronson Arroyo batting practice foul ball on his right lower leg.
American League:
  • Royals C The Royals announced that Salvador Perez is experiencing "mild dizziness."
  • RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) is scheduled to throw off a mound this weekend when the Rays are in Seattle
  • Mariners SP Felix Hernandez (back) won't start until Wednesday.
  • Astros C Carlos Corporan (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Double-A Corpus Christi.
  • Yankees RP Shawn Kelley will be unavailable until next week due to a triceps issue.
  • Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) isn't expected to be an option for the Yankees this season.
  • Yankees SP David Phelps (elbow) will throw a bullpen session before the end of the week.
  • Astros C Jason Castro (knee) took batting practice Thursday.
  • Astros 3B Matt Dominguez has sat out the last three games due to a sinus infection.
  • Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) has begun to take dry swings.
  • Yankees DH Travis Hafner (shoulder) recently played in a simulated game.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) was charged with two runs on four hits and two walks over 3 2/3 frames in his final rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket Thursday.
  • Athletics OF Josh Reddick (wrist) will take live batting practice by this weekend or early next week.
  • White Sox C Tyler Flowers will need 2-3 months of recovery time after undergoing exploratory surgery on his right shoulder Thursday.
  • Twins C Joe Mauer (concussion) is not close to returning to the lineup.
  • Yankees OF Zoilo Almonte (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Trenton on Thursday.

Notes & Rumors:


National League:

  • Cardinals RP Michael Wacha will be allowed to throw 100 pitches in his next outing Sunday versus the Pirates.
  • Reds SS Billy Hamilton is eligible for the Reds' playoff roster.
  • Reds 1B Joey Votto cannot pinpoint the source of his current struggles.
  • Cardinals 2B Ryan Jackson is starting at shortstop on Thursday night against Cincinnati left-hander Tony Cingrani.

American League:

  • Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Thursday morning that SP Ricky Romero will likely be removed from the 40-man roster again this offseason.
  • CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox have "keen interest" in re-signing impending free agent OF Jacoby Ellsbury.
  • Red Sox manager John Farrell said SP Allen Webster was moved to the bullpen only for this season, not beyond.
  • Orioles SP Zach Britton may pitch on Sunday for Low-A Aberdeen, according to O's skipper Buck Showalter.

Yesterday's Top Hitters:



PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Todd Frazier CIN vs STL 6-2 W 3/4 2 2 2 0 9 0
Billy Butler KC vs SEA 7-6 W 5/5 0 1 1 0 5 0
Shin-Soo Choo CIN vs STL 6-2 W 2/3 1 2 1 2 5 0
Shane Victorino BOS @ NYY 9-8 W 2/6 1 1 3 0 5 1
Emilio Bonifacio KC vs SEA 7-6 W 4/6 0 2 0 0 4 1
Jay Bruce CIN vs STL 6-2 W 2/4 1 1 2 1 5 0
Justin Smoak SEA @ KC 6-7 L 2/6 1 1 2 0 5 0
Will Middlebrooks BOS @ NYY 9-8 W 2/5 1 2 1 0 5 0
Alex Gordon KC vs SEA 7-6 W 2/6 1 1 2 0 5 0
J.J. Hardy BAL vs CHW 3-1 W 2/3 1 1 1 0 5 0
Adam Jones BAL vs CHW 3-1 W 2/3 1 1 1 1 5 0
David Freese STL @ CIN 2-6 L 2/3 1 1 1 1 5 0
Jacoby Ellsbury BOS @ NYY 9-8 W 3/6 0 1 1 0 4 1
Salvador Perez KC vs SEA 7-6 W 3/3 0 0 1 0 4 0
Pablo Sandoval SF vs ARI 2-4 L 2/4 0 1 1 0 4 0
Raul Ibanez SEA @ KC 6-7 L 1/1 1 1 1 0 4 0
Paul Goldschmidt ARI @ SF 4-2 W 2/5 0 1 2 0 3 0
Ryan Lavarnway BOS @ NYY 9-8 W 2/4 0 1 2 0 2 0
Josh Hamilton LAA vs TB 6-2 W 2/4 0 2 1 0 2 0
Luis Jimenez LAA vs TB 6-2 W 2/4 0 2 0 0 3 0
Brett Gardner NYY vs BOS 8-9 L 2/5 0 2 1 0 2 1
Adam Eaton ARI @ SF 4-2 W 2/5 0 1 0 0 4 0
Mike Moustakas KC vs SEA 7-6 W 1/4 1 1 1 0 4 0
Brian Roberts BAL vs CHW 3-1 W 1/4 1 1 1 0 4 0
Eric Hosmer KC vs SEA 7-6 W 2/6 0 1 1 0 3 0
Robinson Cano NYY vs BOS 8-9 L 1/5 0 1 3 0 2 0
Trevor Crowe HOU @ OAK 3-2 W 2/4 0 1 0 0 3 1
Alex Rodriguez NYY vs BOS 8-9 L 2/5 0 0 0 0 4 1
Collin Cowgill LAA vs TB 6-2 W 1/3 0 0 3 0 2 0
Ben Zobrist TB @ LAA 2-6 L 2/3 0 1 0 1 2 0

Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:

Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Miguel Gonzalez BAL vs CHW 3-1 W 7 4 1 1 1 6 100 W
Brad Peacock HOU @ OAK 3-2 W 7 5 2 2 1 9 97 W
Sonny Gray OAK vs HOU 2-3 L 8 7 3 2 1 7 95 L
Jerome Williams LAA vs TB 6-2 W 6.1 6 2 2 2 7 102 W
Tony Cingrani CIN vs STL 6-2 W 5.1 4 2 2 3 7 79 W
Jose Quintana CHW @ BAL 1-3 L 7 7 3 3 1 4 102 L
Trevor Cahill ARI @ SF 4-2 W 5 6 2 2 4 3 90 W
Jake Peavy BOS @ NYY 9-8 W 6 6 4 4 3 4 117 ND
Ivan Nova NYY vs BOS 8-9 L 4 5 3 3 2 3 96 ND
Lance Lynn STL @ CIN 2-6 L 5 7 4 4 4 6 102 L
Jeremy Guthrie KC vs SEA 7-6 W 6 7 5 5 2 1 96 ND
David Price TB @ LAA 2-6 L 7 11 6 6 1 6 110 L
Joe Saunders SEA @ KC 6-7 L 4.2 11 3 3 1 3 103 ND
Ryan Vogelsong SF vs ARI 2-4 L 4.2 8 4 4 3 3 87 L

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