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September 20, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: September 20, 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 September 20, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(88-65) Dodgers - 7 at 6 - Diamondbacks (77-75)
  • Dodgers SP Ricky Nolasco was rocked for six runs over five innings but managed to take a no-decision.
  • Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen nailed down his 26th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning.
  • Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley was charged with three runs on five hits and four walks over just five frames.
  • Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez went 4-for-5 with a pair of homers and four RBI.
(71-81) Padres
- 1 at 10 - Pirates (88-65)
  • Pirates SP Gerrit Cole tossed six innings of one-run ball and struck out a career-high 12 batters.
  • Padres SP Ian Kennedy was knocked around for six runs over 3 2/3 innings.
  • Pirates 2B Neil Walker finished 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI.
  • Padres 1B Tommy Medica delivered an RBI single.
(64-89) Cubs
- 5 at 1 - Brewers (68-84)
(56-97) Marlins
- 2 at 3 - Nationals (82-71)
  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer.
  • Nationals OF Denard Span's hitting streak was snapped at 29 games when he went 0-for-4.
(89-64) Cardinals - 6 at 7 - Rockies (70-84) (15 innings)
  • Rockies SP Roy Oswalt was charged with four runs over just 4 2/3 frames but escaped with a no-decision.
  • Cardinals SP Michael Wacha was touched up for four runs on 12 hits over just 4 2/3 frames.
  • Cardinals RP Edward Mujica blew his fourth save of the season.
  • Rockies OF Corey Dickerson went 3-for-7 with a walk-off RBI double in the 15th inning.
  • Cardinals OF Matt Holliday went 3-for-4 with two RBI, two runs scored and three walks.
(71-82) Giants - 2 at 1 - Mets (68-84)
American League:
(65-87) Twins - 6 at 8 - Athletics (90-63)
  • Athletics OF Coco Crisp launched a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning.
  • Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored.
  • Athletics SP Dan Straily allowed three runs (two earned) in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Twins SP Kevin Correia yielded two runs over five innings in a no-decision.
(67-86) Mariners - 4 at 5 - Tigers (89-64)
  • Tigers DH Victor Martinez went 2-for-2 with two RBI and two walks.
  • Tigers SP Doug Fister allowed four runs over 7 2/3 innings and struck out 10 batters.
  • Mariners SP James Paxton allowed three runs over five innings in a no-decision.
  • Mariners OF Dustin Ackley launched a three-run home run.
(83-69) Rangers
- 8 at 2 - Rays (83-69)
  • Rangers SS Elvis Andrus had a solo homer and a two-run single.
  • Rangers SP Yu Darvish survived six walks and a HBP to allow two runs in five innings.
  • Rays SP Matt Moore lost just the fourth time this season after allowing six runs -- five earned -- in four innings.
  • Rangers OF Craig Gentry had four hits and three steals.
(51-102) Astros
- 1 at 2 - Indians (83-70) (11 innings)
  • Indians OF Matt Carson singled with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th.
  • Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez whiffed nine while allowing one run in seven innings.
  • Astros SP Dallas Keuchel pitched seven innings and allowed just one run.
  • Indians 1B Nick Swisher went 4-for-4 before being removed for a pinch-runner.
  • Astros 1B Brett Wallace struck out all four times.
(80-73) Yankees - 2 at 6 - Blue Jays (70-82)
  • Blue Jays SP Todd Redmond pitched seven innings of one-run ball and struck out seven.
  • Blue Jays OF Anthony Gose went 3-for-4 with his second homer, a double and an outfield assist.
  • Yankees 1B Lyle Overbay went 0-for-4 on Thursday and is hitting .179 in 39 at-bats during September.
(81-71) Orioles - 1 at 3 - Red Sox (93-61)
  • Red Sox SP John Lackey pitched a two-hitter in his 16th career complete game.
  • Red Sox SS Stephen Drew had a two-run homer and a triple.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Nationals acquired LHP Matt Spann as the player to be named later in the David DeJesus trade.
  • Mets recalled INF Wilfredo Tovar from Double-A Binghamton.
  • Brewers claimed RHP Josh Ravin off waivers from the Reds.
  • Brewers designated C/INF Blake Lalli for assignment.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Mets SS Ruben Tejada is not expected to require a surgical procedure for his broken right fibula.
  • 3B David Wright (hamstring) is expected to return to the Mets' starting lineup on Friday night.
  • 1B Allen Craig (foot) is not expected to rejoin the Cardinals during their current road trip.
  • Cubs C Welington Castillo (knee) will be examined Friday.
  • Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (forearm) threw off flat ground Thursday and is on track to start Saturday against the Marlins.
American League:
  • X-rays taken Thursday afternoon on Tigers SS Jose Iglesias' left hand showed no fractures of any kind.
  • Mariners SP Felix Hernandez (oblique) is on track to return to the Mariners' rotation Sunday against the Angels.
  • Tigers RP Phil Coke will be shut down for the next couple of days due to left elbow tenderness.
  • Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion underwent successful surgery on his left wrist on Thursday.
  • Indians SP Justin Masterson (oblique) feels good and is ready to throw off a mound Friday.
  • Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged Thursday that OF Jacoby Ellsbury (foot) is unlikely to return until the final series of the regular series next weekend.
  • Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez (groin) said he felt good after a bullpen session Saturday.
  • Yankees C Austin Romine (concussion) is still not ready to return.
  • Astros C Jason Castro underwent a minor surgical procedure Thursday to remove a cyst from his right knee.
  • Astros 3B Matt Dominguez left Thursday's game against the Indians after being hit on the left hand by a pitch.
  • Rays RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) could be activated from the disabled list Friday.
  • Athletics C John Jaso (concussion) will play some games in the instructional league early next week.

Notes & Rumors:

National League:

  • Pedro Strop will serve as the Cubs' closer for the remainder of the 2013 regular season.
  • SP Francisco Liriano is expected to start the first game of the postseason for the Pirates.

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