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September 8, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: September 8, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for September 8, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(81-60) Pirates - 0 at 5 - Cardinals (82-60)
  • Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright threw seven scoreless innings while allowing just two hits.
  • Cardinals C Yadier Molina went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
  • Pirates SP Jeff Locke allowed three runs -- two earned -- over five innings.
  • Cardinals 3B David Freese went 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBI.
(61-80) Brewers - 5 at 3 - Cubs (60-81)
(85-56) Braves
- 5 at 6 - Phillies (65-77)
  • Phillies 2B Freddy Galvis hit a walkoff solo home run.
  • Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon allowed two ninth-inning runs, but escaped with a win.
  • Braves RP Alex Wood surrendered four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings.
(80-62) Dodgers
- 3 at 4 - Reds (81-62) (10 innings)
  • Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored.
  • Reds SP Mat Latos coughed up three runs on nine hits over seven innings in a no-decision.
  • Dodgers SP Zack Greinke allowed two runs on eight hits over six innings of a no-decision.
  • Reds 1B Joey Votto reached base in all five plate appearances.
(72-69) Nationals - 9 at 2 -
Marlins (53-87)
  • Nationals RP Tanner Roark tossed six shutout frames while allowing only four hits.
  • Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman finished 2-for-5 with three RBI.
  • Marlins SP Nathan Eovaldi was pounded for five earned runs in three innings
American League:
(87-57) Red Sox - 13 at 9 - Yankees (75-67)
  • Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli blasted two homers.
  • Red Sox 3B Xander Bogaerts crushed his first career homer over the visitor's bullpen in left field at Yankee Stadium.
  • Red Sox OF Jonny Gomes finished 3-for-4 with a homer, four RBI and two runs scored.
  • Red Sox SP John Lackey yielded seven runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.
(82-60) Tigers - 3 at 4 - Royals (74-68)
(56-85) White Sox - 3 at 4 - Orioles (76-65)
(10 innings)
  • Orioles DH Danny Valencia went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles.
  • White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo went 2-for-3 with a double and a solo homer.
  • Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen hurled six innings of two-run ball, striking out eight, in a no-decision.
  • White Sox RP Addison Reed suffered his second loss and sixth blown save of the season, allowing two runs in 2/3 of an inning
(47-95) Astros - 1 at 2 - Athletics (82-60)
(66-76) Blue Jays - 11 at 2 - Twins (61-79)
  • Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind homered twice and drove in six runs.
  • Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ allowed just one (unearned) run over 5 2/3 innings.
  • Twins SP Kevin Correia was hammered for five runs in six innings
Inter League:
(63-77) Mets - 4 at 9 - Indians (76-65)
  • Indians 1B Nick Swisher went 2-for-4 with his second home run in as many games.
  • Mets 3B Justin Turner went 2-for-4 with a two-run double.
  • Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera broke a five-game hitless streak with a three-run home run.
  • Mets SP Jon Niese allowed six runs -- five earned -- over six innings.
  • Indians SP Corey Kluber allowed two runs over five innings to earn the win in his first start since being activated from the disabled list.
Player Transactions:

National League:
American League:
  • Royals outrighted INF Edinson Rincon to Triple-A Omaha.
  • Yankees placed LHP Vidal Nuno on the 60-day disabled list with a groin injury.
  • Yankees released RHP Chris Bootcheck.
  • Yankees recalled RHP Jim Miller from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Red Sox recalled OF Jackie Bradley Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Indians activated RHP Corey Kluber from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Orioles designated INF Alex Liddi for assignment.
  • White Sox outrighted RHP Jhan Marinez to Triple-A Charlotte.
  • Athletics outrighted LHP Hideki Okajima to Tripla-A Sacramento.
  • Indians outrighted INF Juan Diaz to Triple-A Columbus.
  • Indians outrighted OF Tim Fedroff to Triple-A Columbus.
  • Mariners recalled LHP Bobby LaFromboise from Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Astros activated RHP Edgar Gonzalez from the 60-day disabled list and assigned him to Double-A Corpus Christi.
  • Astros recalled RHP David Martinez from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Astros recalled 1B Brandon Laird from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Astros recalled RHP Rhiner Cruz from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Astros recalled OF Jimmy Paredes from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • RP Matt Reynolds (elbow) could return to the Diamondbacks before the end of the 2013 season.
  • Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (back) will throw off a mound this weekend for the first time since being shut down on July 4.
  • After meeting with doctor's on Friday, there is still no clear timetable for OF Jason Heyward's (jaw) return to the Braves.
  • Mets RP Scott Rice will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a sports hernia.
  • The Cardinals have yet to provide a timetable for 1B Allen Craig's (foot) return, but General Manager John Mozeliak said Friday that he'd be "happy" if Craig returned for the postseason.
  • 1B Yonder Alonso (hand) has been slow to regain full strength in his injured right hand, and there remains no clear timetable for a potential return to the Padres lineup.
  • Nationals RP Christian Garcia (arm, hamstring, shoulder) began a rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg on Friday.
  • Brewers OF Khris Davis (wrist) is being considered day-to-day after an MRI on his injured left wrist came back negative on Saturday.
  • Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton left in the eighth inning of Saturday's game with a sore right foot and ankle.
  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper is flying back to Washington, D.C. for tests on his hip.
  • Giants C Buster Posey (finger) took batting practice on Saturday for the first time since sustaining a fractured right ring finger.
American League:
  • The results of Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury's MRI revealed inflammation in his navicular bone, and he's expected to head to Denver for further testing.
  • Yankees RP Shawn Kelley (triceps) indicated that he felt better after his morning bullpen session on Saturday, and should be available out of the Yankees bullpen on Sunday.
  • Yankees RP David Robertson (shoulder) said the he felt better on Saturday, but will still rest for the next 3-4 days before attempting to throw again.
  • Angels 3B Chris Nelson (hamstring) was able to run on a treadmill on Friday, and still has his sights set on returning before the end of the season.
  • OF Robbie Grossman (oblique) missed his third consecutive game on Friday, and remains without a timetable for his return to the Astros lineup.
  • Orioles DH Steve Pearce (wrist) will receive an injection in his injured left wrist in an attempt to help it heal.
  • Major League Baseball is expected to begin the hearing of Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez's appeal of his 211-game suspension on September 30, one day after the regular season concludes.
  • Rangers SP Matt Harrison will undergo surgery on Monday to alleviate the thoracic outlet syndrome in his right shoulder.
  • The CT scan taken Saturday on Yankees SS Derek Jeter's surgically-repaired left ankle turned up negative.
  • Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera had a benign tumor removed last Friday from his lower back -- near the spinal cord.
  • Royals 2B Chris Getz (concussion) has been cleared for action.
  • Angels 3B Luis Jimenez left Saturday's game against the Rangers with a right thumb contusion.
  • Blue Jays OF Moises Sierra left Saturday's game against the Twins with lower back tightness.
  • 2B Howie Kendrick (knee) is improving but a return for next weekend's series against the Astros is a "best-case scenario," according to Angels manager Mike Scioscia.
  • Twins C Joe Mauer (concussion) was able to again take batting practice on the field before Saturday's game.
  • Rays RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Saturday.
  • Angels OF Peter Bourjos won't hit for the rest of this season due to lingering discomfort in his right wrist.
Notes & Rumors:

National League:

  • RP Tyler Thornburg will start for the Brewers when they take on the Cardinals in St. Louis on Wednesday.
  • The Phillies have demoted SP Ethan Martin to the bullpen for the remainder of the season.

American League:

  • With a perfect inning in Friday's victory over the Yankees, Red Sox RP Koji Uehara has now retired each of the last 27 hitters that he's faced.
  • The Blue Jays will utilize Monday's off-day to skip SP Todd Redmond's turn in the rotation.

Yesterday's Top Hitters:

PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Adam Lind TOR @ MIN 11-2 W 2/5 2 2 6 0 8 0
Jonny Gomes BOS @ NYY 13-9 W 3/4 1 2 4 0 6 0
Mike Napoli BOS @ NYY 13-9 W 2/5 2 2 3 0 8 0
Ryan Zimmerman WSH @ MIA 9-2 W 2/5 2 2 3 0 8 0
Freddy Galvis PHI vs ATL 6-5 W 4/5 1 1 2 0 7 0
Xander Bogaerts BOS @ NYY 13-9 W 2/4 1 2 3 0 6 0
Andrelton Simmons ATL @ PHI 5-6 L 3/4 1 2 2 0 6 0
Kendrys Morales SEA vs TB 6-2 W 3/4 1 1 2 0 6 0
Nick Swisher CLE vs NYM 9-4 W 2/4 1 2 2 1 6 0
Brett Gardner NYY vs BOS 9-13 L 2/3 0 3 2 1 3 0
Brett Lawrie TOR @ MIN 11-2 W 3/5 1 1 1 0 6 0
Dayan Viciedo CHW @ BAL 3-4 L 2/3 1 1 1 0 6 0
Paul Goldschmidt ARI @ SF 2-1 W 3/4 0 1 1 0 5 0
Evan Longoria TB @ SEA 2-6 L 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Mark Trumbo LAA vs TEX 8-3 W 2/5 1 1 2 0 5 1
Carlos Ruiz PHI vs ATL 6-5 W 2/4 0 1 3 1 3 0
Yoenis Cespedes OAK vs HOU 2-1 W 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 1
Jed Lowrie OAK vs HOU 2-1 W 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
A.J. Pierzynski TEX @ LAA 3-8 L 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Cesar Izturis CIN vs LAD 4-3 W 3/5 0 1 1 0 4 0
Kevin Frandsen PHI vs ATL 6-5 W 3/5 0 1 1 0 4 0
Jedd Gyorko SD vs COL 2-1 W 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE vs NYM 9-4 W 1/4 1 1 3 0 4 0
Justin Smoak SEA vs TB 6-2 W 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Jayson Werth WSH @ MIA 9-2 W 3/5 0 1 0 0 5 0
Justin Turner NYM @ CLE 4-9 L 2/4 0 2 2 0 3 0
Cesar Hernandez PHI vs ATL 6-5 W 3/5 0 2 0 0 4 0
David Freese STL vs PIT 5-0 W 1/2 1 1 2 1 4 0
Yasiel Puig LAD @ CIN 3-4 L 1/4 1 2 2 0 4 0
Yadier Molina STL vs PIT 5-0 W 2/3 0 2 0 1 4 0


Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:

Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Dan Straily OAK vs HOU 2-1 W 7 2 0 0 1 7 103 W
Adam Wainwright STL vs PIT 5-0 W 7 2 0 0 2 8 100 W
Tyson Ross SD vs COL 2-1 W 7 3 0 0 2 5 105 ND
Brandon McCarthy ARI @ SF 2-1 W 8 6 1 1 1 6 99 W
Tanner Roark WSH @ MIA 9-2 W 6 4 0 0 0 4 71 W
Garrett Richards LAA vs TEX 8-3 W 7 6 2 1 1 5 110 W
Wei-Yin Chen BAL vs CHW 4-3 W 6 6 2 2 0 8 99 ND
James Paxton SEA vs TB 6-2 W 6 4 2 1 1 3 95 W
Brett Oberholtzer HOU @ OAK 1-2 L 6 7 1 1 0 5 100 L
J.A. Happ TOR @ MIN 11-2 W 5.2 5 1 0 3 4 87 W
Tyler Chatwood COL @ SD 1-2 L 6 5 1 1 2 2 97 ND
Kyle Kendrick PHI vs ATL 6-5 W 6 4 3 3 3 8 91 ND
Zack Greinke LAD @ CIN 3-4 L 6 8 2 2 1 9 106 ND
Corey Kluber CLE vs NYM 9-4 W 5 5 2 2 1 5 64 W
Justin Verlander DET @ KC 3-4 L 7 8 4 4 1 7 114 L
Jeff Locke PIT @ STL 0-5 L 5 3 3 2 4 4 91 L
Johnny Hellweg MIL @ CHC 5-3 W 6 4 3 3 3 1 99 W
Mat Latos CIN vs LAD 4-3 W 7 9 3 3 1 3 106 ND
Matt Cain SF vs ARI 1-2 L 6.1 8 2 2 4 3 99 L
Hector Santiago CHW @ BAL 3-4 L 5 7 2 2 2 4 100 ND
Danny Duffy KC vs DET 4-3 W 4.1 2 2 2 5 1 87 ND
Jake Arrieta CHC vs MIL 3-5 L 5 3 4 4 3 4 83 L
Chris Archer TB @ SEA 2-6 L 4 4 3 2 1 2 75 L
Kevin Correia MIN vs TOR 2-11 L 6 7 5 5 1 4 95 L
Jonathon Niese NYM @ CLE 4-9 L 6 9 6 5 2 5 108 L
Derek Holland TEX @ LAA 3-8 L 5.2 8 8 4 1 4 103 L
Alex Wood ATL @ PHI 5-6 L 4.2 9 4 4 3 4 94 ND
John Lackey BOS @ NYY 13-9 W 5.2 8 7 7 3 6 105 W
Nate Eovaldi MIA vs WSH 2-9 L 3 9 5 5 0 2 72 L
David Huff NYY vs BOS 9-13 L 3.1 8 9 9 0 2 65 L

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