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September 25, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: September 25, 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 25, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(80-77) Diamondbacks - 2 at 1 - Padres (73-84) (12 innings)
  • Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt launched his 36th home run.
  • Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley pitched six score-less innings in a no-decision.
  • Padres RP Tyson Ross worked eight innings of one-run ball in a no-decision
(84-74) Nationals
- 0 at 2 - Cardinals (93-65)
(70-87) Brewers
- 2 at 3 - Braves (93-64)
(72-85) Phillies - 2 at 1 - Marlins (58-100)
(72-85) Mets - 4 at 2 - Reds (90-68)
  • Mets 2B Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run.
  • Reds OF Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored.
  • Mets SP Jon Niese allowed two runs over seven innings.
  • Reds SP Mike Leake allowed four runs on eight hits in just 1 2/3 innings of work.
(91-67) Pirates - 8 at 2 - Cubs (65-93)
  • Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-5 with three RBI.
  • Pirates OF Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
  • Cubs SP Chris Rusin allowed four runs in 2 1/3 innings in a loss.
  • Pirates SP Gerrit Cole allowed two runs over six innings in a win
(91-66) Dodgers - 2 at 1 - Giants (72-85)
  • Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen secured his 28th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.
  • Dodgers OF Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a solo homer.
  • Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed one run over seven innings of work.
  • Giants SP Matt Cain allowed two runs on seven hits over seven innings.
American League:
(92-66) Tigers - 4 at 2 - Twins (66-91)
  • Tigers OF Austin Jackson went 3-for-5 with a home run.
  • Twins DH Ryan Doumit went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored.
  • Tigers SP Doug Fister allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings in a win.
  • Twins SP Scott Diamond allowed four runs on nine hits, including three home runs, over 6 1/3 innings in a loss.
(94-64) Athletics - 0 at 3 - Angels (77-80)
  • Angels 2B Howie Kendrick hit a homer for the second straight game.
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas tossed a four-hit shutout.
  • Athletics SP A.J. Griffin yielded three runs on five hits over five innings
(88-69) Rays
- 7 at 0 - Yankees (82-75)
  • Rays SP Matt Moore was wild but picked up his 16th win, walking six batters in just five innings of work.
  • Rays 3B Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
  • Rays OF David DeJesus went 2-for-5 with two RBI doubles.
  • Yankees SP Hiroki Kuroda allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings.
(51-107) Astros
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2 at 3 - Rangers (86-71)
  • Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre hit his 29th home run and scored twice.
  • Astros 3B Matt Dominguez hit his 21st home run of the year.
  • Rangers SP Yu Darvish allowed two runs while striking out nine over 5 1/3 innings of a no-decision.
  • Astros SP Brad Peacock allowed three runs over six innings in a loss.
(83-74) Royals - 0 at 4 - Mariners (69-89)
  • Mariners DH Kendrys Morales finished 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and run.
  • Mariners 1B Justin Smoak blasted a three-run homer.
  • Mariners SP James Paxton punched out 10 over seven shutout innings.
  • Royals RP Bruce Chen was knocked around in loss, allowing four runs on seven hits over five innings.
(72-85) Blue Jays - 3 at 2 - Orioles (81-76)
(10 innings)
  • Blue Jays SP Todd Redmond yielded two runs over 5 2/3 innings.
  • Orioles SP Chris Tillman was superb but denied a 17th win, striking out nine while tossing seven frames of one-run ball.
  • Orioles 2B Brian Roberts singled and ripped a solo homer.
(62-95) White Sox - 4 at 5 - Indians (87-70)
  • Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez allowed two runs over 6 1/3 frames.
  • Indians RP Chris Perez blew his fifth save of the season but escaped with a no-decision.
  • White Sox SP Hector Santiago posted a quality start, allowing three runs over 6 1/3 frames.
  • Indians DH Jason Giambi delivered a pinch-hit, walk-off, two-run homer in the ninth inning.
  • White Sox OF Alejandro De Aza singled and belted a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Mets transferred LHP Josh Edgin from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Mets reinstated INF/OF Jordany Valdespin; assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Reds released RHP Kyle Lotzkar.
American League:
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Rockies C Wilin Rosario (calf) won't return until this weekend, at the earliest.
  • Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) will take soft-toss and then graduate to batting practice over the next few days.
  • Giants 2B Marco Scutaro (finger) has been shut down for the season.
  • Brewers SS Jean Segura (hamstring) did some running Tuesday, but MLB.com's Adam McCalvy said it "did not go well."
  • Dodgers SP Chris Capuano (groin) threw a bullpen session Tuesday.
  • Brewers SP Wily Peralta will not make his final regular season start due to a blister on his throwing hand.
  • Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) was cleared to begin playing catch from 30 feet on Tuesday.
  • Mets manager Terry Collins admitted Tuesday that he's "worried" about whether RP Bobby Parnell (neck) will be 100 percent for spring training.
  • Padres manager Bud Black indicated Tuesday that he's optimistic OF Will Venable (abdomen) will return later this week.
American League:
  • Orioles 2B Alexi Casilla has displayed concussion symptoms.
  • White Sox RP David Purcey has been shut down for the rest of the season with a strain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado will be sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks after being diagnosed with a torn medial patellar ligament in his left knee..
  • Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes tested his shoulder by throwing Monday and came out of it feeling fine.
  • Tigers RP Phil Coke will undergo an MRI on his left elbow Wednesday.
  • Blue Jays OF Moises Sierra left Tuesday's game against the Orioles with an apparent left foot injury.
  • Indians SP Justin Masterson (oblique) will be available out of the Indians' bullpen as soon as Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Athletics 1B Nate Freiman (abdomen) will hit off a tee and do soft-toss Tuesday.
  • Rays SS Yunel Escobar is day-to-day after being diagnosed with a sore left ankle.
  • A second MRI has confirmed that Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil is dealing with inflammation in his pitching elbow.
  • 1B Mike Napoli (foot) is expected to be back in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.
  • Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury (foot) will take batting practice and go through a pregame workout prior to Tuesday's game.
  • Angels 3B Chris Nelson (hamstring) ran the bases Tuesday.
  • Astros OF Robbie Grossman (oblique) is still unable to swing pain-free.
  • White Sox SP Andre Rienzo (finger) expects to make his scheduled start Thursday against the Royals.
  • White Sox 2B Jeff Keppinger is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery Thursday on his right shoulder.
  • Yankees DH Travis Hafner (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list Wednesday.
  • Indians OF Michael Bourn left Tuesday's game against the White Sox with a right wrist sprain.
Notes & Rumors

National League:

  • Pirates SP Jeff Locke likely won't start again this season.
  • Giants SP Madison Bumgarner will be shut down for the rest of the season.
  • Giants SP Barry Zito will make another start this season.
  • Reds SP Mat Latos will start on Wednesday against the Mets.
  • Brewers RP Jimmy Nelson will get a spot start Saturday vs. the Mets.
  • Braves SP David Hale will start on Thursday against the Phillies.
  • Reds manager Dusty Baker said the team is uncertain whether OF Billy Hamilton will be on the playoff roster.

American League:

  • Yankees SP Phil Hughes will start Wednesday against the Rays.
  • Mariners SP Joe Saunders isn't expected to make another start this season.
  • Jack Zduriencik will return as the Mariners general manager next season.

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