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September 24, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: September 24, 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 24, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(79-77) Diamondbacks - 1 at 4 - Padres (73-83)
  • Padres C Nick Hundley belted a three-run homer.
  • Padres SP Eric Stults twirled 6 1/3 frames of one-run ball.
  • Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy coughed up four runs on eight hits over six innings.
  • Twins 2B Brian Dozier hit a game-tying homer in the ninth and scored the winning run in the 11th.
(84-73) Nationals
- 3 at 4 - Cardinals (92-65)
  • Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright yielded three runs over seven innings for his 18th win.
  • Cardinals RP Trevor Rosenthal retired both batters he faced for his first career save.
  • Nationals RP Tanner Roark took his first loss after giving up four runs in five innings.
(70-86) Brewers
- 5 at 0 - Braves (92-64)
  • Brewers SP Marco Estrada allowed two hits over seven innings.
  • Braves SP Mike Minor took a loss Monday after allowing three runs in seven innings.
  • Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez went 3-for-4 and hit his 12th homer.
(71-85) Phillies - 0 at 4 - Marlins (58-99)
(71-85) Mets - 2 at 3 - Reds (90-67) (10 innings)
  • Reds OF Shin-Soo Choo singled to the wall in the 10th.
  • Reds SP Johnny Cueto turned in another strong outing in his second start back from the DL, allowing two runs -- one earned -- and three hits in seven innings.
  • Reds 1B Joey Votto walked all five times he was up, including once with the bases loaded.
(90-67) Pirates - 2 at 1 - Cubs (65-92)
  • In his lone at-bat, Pirates OF Starling Marte homered in the top of the ninth.
  • Pirates SP Charlie Morton blanked the Cubs for seven innings in a no-decision.
  • Aided by an outfield assist, Pirates RP Jason Grilli got the final two outs.
  • Cubs RP Kevin Gregg took his sixth loss after giving up a ninth-inning homer in a tie game.
American League:
(91-66) Tigers - 3 at 4 - Twins (66-90) (11 innings)
  • Tigers SP Justin Verlander fanned 12 in six scoreless innings.
  • Tigers RP Joaquin Benoit took his first blown save of the season after giving up a Brian Dozier homer in the ninth.
  • Tigers OF Torii Hunter went 3-for-6 with a couple of doubles to push his average back up to .300.
(94-63) Athletics - 10 at 5 - Angels (76-80)
  • Athletics SS Jed Lowrie crushed a three-run homer.
  • Angels 2B Howie Kendrick finished 2-for-4 with a double, home run and four RBI.
  • Athletics SP Tommy Milone yielded two runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings.
  • Angels RP Garrett Richards was rocked for seven runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.
(51-106) Astros
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0 at 12 - Rangers (85-71)
  • Rangers SP Derek Holland pitched his seventh career shutout for his first win since Aug. 4.
  • Astros SP Jordan Lyles was tagged for seven runs in three innings.
  • Rangers OF Alex Rios became the third player to hit for the cycle this year.
(83-73) Royals - 6 at 5 - Mariners (68-89) (12 innings)
  • Royals RP Greg Holland walked the first two batters he faced but escaped to pitch a scoreless 12th inning and earn his 45th save of the season.
  • Royals C Salvador Perez finished 3-for-6 with a double and two RBI.
  • Royals SP Yordano Ventura yielded one run over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Mariners SP Brandon Maurer allowed two runs -- one earned -- on four hits over seven frames in a no-decision.
(71-85) Blue Jays - 2 at 3 - White Sox (62-94)
  • White Sox SP Jose Quintana yielded two runs in 7 1/3 innings and struck out six.
  • White Sox 3B Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 and hit his first big-league homer
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Phillies placed RHP Kyle Kendrick on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
American League:
  • Rays activated RHP Jesse Crain from the 60-day disabled list.
  • Astros activated C Max Stassi from the 15-day disabled list.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Phillies SP Roy Halladay (arm) will not pitch again this season.
  • Cardinals 1B Allen Craig (foot) is likely to undergo an X-ray when he is re-evaluated Thursday.
  • Reds SP Mat Latos revealed Monday that he's pitched with an abdominal strain since June 30.
  • Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that SP Matt Harvey (elbow) has yet to resume throwing.
  • Reds SP Tony Cingrani (back) threw 25 pitches off a mound Monday without pain.
American League:
  • Rays OF Desmond Jennings has been diagnosed with a mild left hamstring strain and is considered day-to-day.
  • Yankees SP CC Sabathia has been shut down for the remainder of the 2013 season with a left hamstring strain.
  • Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (hand) was available to pinch-run Sunday.
  • Angels SP Jered Weaver (forearm) threw a bullpen session with no issues Monday.
  • Tigers RP Phil Coke (elbow) threw a bullpen session Monday.
  • Royals SP James Shields (arm) played catch Monday and expects to be fine for his next scheduled start on Friday.
  • Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes will test out his right shoulder with some throwing on Monday.
  • Orioles 2B Alexi Casilla (head) will undergo a CT scan.
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado will undergo an MRI on his left knee on Tuesday in Baltimore.
  • Twins general manager Terry Ryan announced Monday that C Joe Mauer (concussion) will be shut down for the rest of the season.

Notes & Rumors:

National League:

  • SP Adam Wainwright is only penciled in to pitch Sunday in the Cardinals' regular-season finale.
  • Pirates manager Clint Hurdle confirmed Monday that RP Jason Grilli will continue to serve as closer.
  • Braves OF Jason Heyward will likely get the day off Wednesday.

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