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September 11, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: September 11, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for September 11, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(72-72) Diamondbacks - 3 at 5 - Dodgers (85-59) (11 innings)
  • Dodgers SP Edinson Volquez allowed three runs on four hits over six innings of a no-decision.
  • Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill yielded three runs (one earned) on four hits over six innings in a no-decision.
  • Dodgers Pinch-hitter Scott Van Slyke blasted a two-run, walkoff homer in the 11th inning.
  • Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius hit a two-run homer.
(87-57) Braves
- 4 at 3 - Marlins (53-90)
  • Braves RP Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth inning, striking out two, to earn his 46th save.
  • Braves C Evan Gattis went 2-for-5 with two RBI,
  • Marlins SP Tom Koehler allowed four runs over five innings.
  • Braves SP Julio Teheran allowed three runs over 6 2/3 innings.
(62-82) Cubs
- 9 at 1 - Reds (82-64)
(75-69) Nationals - 6 at 3 -
Mets
(64-79)
  • Nationals OF Jayson Werth went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.
  • Mets OF Matt den Dekker went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a stolen base.
  • Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann allowed three runs over five innings.
  • Mets SP Dillon Gee allowed four runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings.
(66-77) Padres
- 8 at 2 - Phillies (66-78)
(62-81) Brewers
- 2 at 4 - Cardinals (84-60)
  • Cardinals SP Shelby Miller fired 6 2/3 scoreless innings.
  • Brewers SP Wily Peralta surrendered three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings.
American League:
(76-69) Royals - 6 at 3 - Indians (77-67)
  • Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie had his stuff working, tossing six innings of one-run ball.
  • Indians SP Zach McAllister lasted only five innings, getting charged with four runs on six hits and three walks
  • Royals SS Alcides Escobar had an RBI single and a solo homer.
  • Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall went 3-for-3 at the plate
(83-62) Tigers - 9 at 1 - White Sox (58-86)
  • Tigers SP Rick Porcello allowed one run in a complete-game victory.
  • Tigers 1B Prince Fielder went 4-for-5 with a home run.
  • White Sox SP Erik Johnson allowed six runs -- two earned -- over 3 2/3 innings.
  • Tigers C Alex Avila went 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
(77-68) Yankees - 7 at 5 - Orioles (77-67)
  • Yankees SP Ivan Nova was charged with four runs on six hits and two walks over six innings.
  • Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez allowed three runs over six frames.
  • Yankees OF Alfonso Soriano smacked a pair of homers and drove in three.
  • Orioles 1B Chris Davis launched his 49th homer.
(49-96) Astros - 13 at 2 - Mariners (65-80)
  • Astros SS Jonathan Villar stuffed the box score, accumulating his first career home run, a single, walk, two steals and three runs scored.
  • Astros SP Jordan Lyles gave up two runs -- one earned -- on four hits over six innings.
(68-76) Angels - 12 at 6 - Blue Jays (67-77)
  • Angels 1B Mark Trumbo went 5-for-5 with a home run and 11 total bases.
  • Blue Jays OF Anthony Gose hit a grand slam.
  • Angels OF Josh Hamilton went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI.
  • Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle allowed eight runs on 12 hits in four innings.
  • Angels SP Jerome Williams allowed six runs over five innings but backed into a win.
(88-58) Red Sox
- 2 at 0 - Rays (78-65)
(83-61) Athletics
- 3 at 4 - Twins (63-80)
  • Twins OF Josh Willingham went 2-for-3 with two home runs, including the game-winning homer in the eighth inning.
  • Athletics 3B Alberto Callaspo hit his seventh home run of the season.
  • Twins SP Liam Hendriks allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Athletics SP Jarrod Parker allowed two runs over six innings of a no-decision.
Inter League:
(82-61) Pirates - 5 at 4 - Rangers (81-62)
  • Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-5 with three RBI.
  • Rangers OF Alex Rios went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.
  • Pirates SP Francisco Liriano allowed one run over six innings to earn his 16th win of the season.
  • Rangers SP Martin Perez allowed four runs over five innings.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Braves activated OF Reed Johnson from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Padres purchased the contract of 1B Tommy Medica from Double-A San Antonio.
  • Mets recalled SS Ruben Tejada from Triple-A Las Vegas.
American League:
  • Red Sox designated RHP Jose De La Torre for assignment.
  • Red Sox activated RHP Clay Buchholz from the 60-day disabled list.
  • Yankees signed LHP Mike Zagurski.
  • Yankees transferred DH Travis Hafner from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Angels activated INF Howie Kendrick from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Athletics activated OF Josh Reddick from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Tigers recalled LHP Darin Downs from Triple-A Toledo.
  • Yankees acquired SS Brendan Ryan from the Mariners for a player to be named later.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Cardinals RP Jason Motte (elbow) began a throwing program Monday.
  • Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that he expects OF Matt Kemp (ankle) to return later this season.
  • Reds SP Tony Cingrani left Tuesday's start against the Cubs with back spasms.
  • Giants RP Chad Gaudin (carpal tunnel syndrome) will throw another simulated game Thursday.
  • Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt (groin) will be activated from the disabled list Wednesday.
  • Brewers OF Khris Davis (wrist) is unlikely to be available for the series with the Cardinals starting on Tuesday.
  • Phillies SP Roy Halladay's next start has been pushed back to Thursday due to the flu.
  • Cardinals 1B Allen Craig's (foot) re-evaluation has been pushed back to Thursday.
  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper (hip) is expected to return Wednesday.
  • Braves RP Jordan Walden (groin) could be available Thursday.
  • Pirates SP Charlie Morton (foot) expects to start this Friday.
  • Pirates OF Starling Marte (hand) took batting practice on Tuesday.
  • Reds RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) threw a simulated game on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Mets RP Bobby Parnell will undergo neck surgery on Tuesday in California.
  • Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) will meet with Dr. James Andrews on Monday, and remains optimistic that he'll avoid Tommy John surgery.
  • Rockies SP Drew Pomeranz (biceps) threw a bullpen session Monday.
  • Braves OF Justin Upton is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a bruised right knee.
  • Phillies OF Domonic Brown (heel) took 40-50 swings in the batting cage Tuesday.
  • Mets 3B Justin Turner left Tuesday's game against the Nationals with tightness in his right hamstring.
American League
  • Rangers OF Jim Adduci (shoulder) is available off the bench Tuesday.
  • Angels SP Jered Weaver dealt with some right forearm tightness during Monday's start.
  • SS Jhonny Peralta will resume working out with the Tigers on Wednesday.
  • Yankees RP Boone Logan has reported no improvement in his left elbow since being given a cortisone shot.
  • Yankees RP David Robertson (shoulder) expects to be available Wednesday.
  • OF Colby Rasmus (oblique) could return to the Blue Jays' starting lineup by the end of this week.
  • Rays RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) threw another bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon at Tropicana Field.
  • Angels OF Peter Bourjos' season-ending surgery to repair his injured right wrist on Tuesday was deemed a success.
  • Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after Tuesday's game that C Austin Romine is likely dealing with a concussion.
  • Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez left Tuesday's game against the Orioles with left hamstring tightness.

Notes & Rumors:

National League:

  • SP Gerrit Cole is expected to be used in the Pirates bullpen during the postseason.
  • Nationals pitching prospect Lucas Giolito finished his 2013 season on a high note, posting a 1-0 record, 0.64 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 14/4 K/BB ratio in three starts (14 IP) with Low-A Auburn.

American League:

  • The Rangers are leaning towards keeping SP Nick Tepesch in the rotation for a start next Tuesday against the Rays.
  • The Astros have shut down SP Jared Cosart for the remainder of the season.
  • Twins top prospect Byron Buxton is expected to be named Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year on Wednesday.

Yesterday's Top Hitters:

PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Mark Trumbo LAA @ TOR 12-6 W 5/5 1 5 2 0 11 0
Hunter Pence SF vs COL 8-9 L 4/5 1 1 6 0 8 0
Michael Cuddyer COL @ SF 9-8 W 3/5 2 2 4 0 9 0
Welington Castillo CHC @ CIN 9-1 W 3/5 2 2 3 0 9 0
Josh Willingham MIN vs OAK 4-3 W 2/3 2 2 3 1 8 0
Jayson Werth WSH @ NYM 6-3 W 3/4 1 2 2 0 8 0
Josh Hamilton LAA @ TOR 12-6 W 3/5 1 2 4 0 6 0
Alfonso Soriano NYY @ BAL 7-5 W 2/5 2 2 3 0 8 0
Chris Iannetta LAA @ TOR 12-6 W 3/4 1 2 2 1 7 0
Jose Altuve HOU @ SEA 13-2 W 3/6 0 3 3 0 5 3
Prince Fielder DET @ CHW 9-1 W 4/5 1 1 2 0 7 0
Alex Avila DET @ CHW 9-1 W 4/4 0 2 2 1 5 0
Chris Davis BAL vs NYY 5-7 L 2/2 1 2 2 2 5 0
Anthony Gose TOR vs LAA 6-12 L 2/4 1 1 4 0 5 0
Chris Carter HOU @ SEA 13-2 W 3/4 0 2 1 2 5 0
Brandon Laird HOU @ SEA 13-2 W 2/5 1 1 3 0 6 0
Jonathan Villar HOU @ SEA 13-2 W 2/5 1 3 1 1 5 2
Donnie Murphy CHC @ CIN 9-1 W 2/5 1 1 3 0 6 0
Jordy Mercer PIT @ TEX 5-4 W 4/5 0 1 0 0 6 0
Mark Reynolds NYY @ BAL 7-5 W 2/4 1 1 2 0 6 0
Jedd Gyorko SD @ PHI 8-2 W 3/5 0 3 1 0 4 0
Matt Dominguez HOU @ SEA 13-2 W 3/5 0 1 2 1 4 0
Alcides Escobar KC @ CLE 6-3 W 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Adam LaRoche WSH @ NYM 6-3 W 2/4 1 2 1 0 5 0
Andrew McCutchen PIT @ TEX 5-4 W 3/5 0 1 3 0 3 0
Marco Scutaro SF vs COL 8-9 L 3/6 0 2 1 0 4 0
Alex Rios TEX vs PIT 4-5 L 3/5 0 1 1 0 4 1
Charlie Blackmon COL @ SF 9-8 W 2/4 0 3 1 1 3 1
Oswaldo Arcia MIN vs OAK 4-3 W 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Scott Van Slyke LAD vs ARI 5-3 W 1/1 1 1 2 0 4 0

Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:

Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
David Price TB vs BOS 0-2 L 8 3 2 2 0 9 127 L
Rick Porcello DET @ CHW 9-1 W 9 7 1 1 1 5 105 W
Andrew Cashner SD @ PHI 8-2 W 7.2 4 2 2 1 7 107 W
Shelby Miller STL vs MIL 4-2 W 6.2 5 0 0 2 4 108 W
Clay Buchholz BOS @ TB 2-0 W 5 3 0 0 1 6 74 W
Jordan Lyles HOU @ SEA 13-2 W 6 4 2 1 2 5 108 W
Wily Peralta MIL @ STL 2-4 L 6.2 2 3 3 4 7 105 L
Francisco Liriano PIT @ TEX 5-4 W 6 6 1 1 2 5 91 W
Edwin Jackson CHC @ CIN 9-1 W 7 9 1 1 0 4 98 W
Edinson Volquez LAD vs ARI 5-3 W 6 4 3 3 1 5 80 ND
Julio Teheran ATL @ MIA 4-3 W 6.2 5 3 3 3 6 111 W
Miguel Gonzalez BAL vs NYY 5-7 L 6 6 3 3 0 6 94 ND
Trevor Cahill ARI @ LAD 3-5 L 6 4 3 1 4 2 103 ND
Jeremy Guthrie KC @ CLE 6-3 W 6 9 1 1 0 2 99 W
Jarrod Parker OAK @ MIN 3-4 L 6 7 2 2 3 4 101 ND
Liam Hendriks MIN vs OAK 4-3 W 5.1 7 3 3 0 6 96 ND
Ivan Nova NYY @ BAL 7-5 W 6 6 4 4 2 2 79 ND
Dillon Gee NYM vs WSH 3-6 L 6.1 9 4 4 0 5 89 L
Jordan Zimmermann WSH @ NYM 6-3 W 5 8 3 3 1 4 85 W
Tony Cingrani CIN vs CHC 1-9 L 1.2 3 2 2 1 1 37 L
Zach McAllister CLE vs KC 3-6 L 5 6 4 4 3 2 78 L
Tom Koehler MIA vs ATL 3-4 L 5 8 4 4 3 2 80 L
Martin Perez TEX vs PIT 4-5 L 5 9 4 4 2 2 73 L
Erik Johnson CHW vs DET 1-9 L 3.2 7 6 2 3 4 96 L
Jorge De La Rosa COL @ SF 9-8 W 2 4 4 4 3 1 56 ND
Ryan Vogelsong SF vs COL 8-9 L 5 8 5 5 2 0 80 ND
Joe Saunders SEA vs HOU 2-13 L 3 7 6 6 1 5 69 L
Jerome Williams LAA @ TOR 12-6 W 5 9 6 6 1 1 80 W
Tyler Cloyd PHI vs SD 2-8 L 4 9 7 7 0 4 73 L
Mark Buehrle TOR vs LAA 6-12 L 4 12 8 8 1 2 77 L

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