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September 28, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: September 28, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for September 28, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(85-75) Nationals - 8 at 4 - Diamondbacks (80-80)
  • Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg yielded two runs in seven innings.
  • Diamondbacks All-Star SP Patrick Corbin fell to 1-5 in his final seven starts after allowing five runs in five innings.
  • Nationals OF Jayson Werth went 2-for-2 with a three-run homer and two walks.
(73-87) Brewers
- 4 at 2 - Mets (73-87)
(72-88) Phillies - 0 at 1 - Braves (95-65)
  • Braves RP Craig Kimbrel notched his 50th save of the season, retiring all three hitters he faced to preserve a one-run advantage.
  • Braves 3B Chris Johnson launched a solo homer in the eighth inning, breaking a scoreless tie.
  • Braves SP Kris Medlen twirled eight scoreless innings, scattering just two singles and a pair of walks along the way.
  • Phillies OF Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-4 in a losing effort.
  • Phillies SP Cliff Lee impressively racked up 13 strikeouts, but was handed a tough-luck loss after surrendering just one run on three hits over eight masterful innings.
(92-68) Pirates
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4 at 1 - Reds (90-70)
(66-94) Cubs
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0 at 7 - Cardinals (95-65)
  • Cardinals SP Lance Lynn spun six scoreless frames helping to clinch the National League Central.
  • Cubs SP Travis Wood was pulled after allowing three runs over one inning.
  • Cardinals C Yadier Molina went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored.
  • Cubs SS Starlin Castro went 3-for-4 with a double.
(72-88) Rockies
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0 at 11 - Dodgers (92-68)
  • Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw struck out eight in six innings and combined with three relievers on a shutout.
  • Rockies SP Collin McHugh was pounded for eight runs in four innings.
  • Dodgers OF Carl Crawford went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer.
(75-85) Padres
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3 at 7 - Giants (75-85)
  • Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong allowed two runs over six innings.
  • Padres SP Burch Smith surrendered six runs and three homers in 5 2/3 innings.
  • Giants OF Juan Perez went 3-for-4 and hit his first big-league homer
American League:
(90-70) Indians - 12 at 6 - Twins (66-94)
  • Indians OF Drew Stubbs filled up the box score, going 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, a walk, a stolen base, and three runs scored.
  • Twins SP Pedro Hernandez was hammered for six runs over 1 2/3 innings in a loss.
  • Indians SP Corey Kluber gave up six runs over 5 1/3 innings.
  • Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-3 with an RBI single, a walk, and a run scored.
(90-70) Rays
- 3 at 6 - Blue Jays (73-87)
  • Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie had a productive night at the plate, going 1-for-3 with a run scored, RBI and stolen base.
  • Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey earned his 14th victory of the season, allowing just two runs on five hits over 7 1/3 innings.
  • Rays 2B Ben Zobrist went 3-for-3 with a homer and a walk in a losing effort.
  • Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson struggled, surrendering six runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings.
(78-82) Angels
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3 at 5 - Rangers (89-71)
  • Rangers OF Alex Rios drove in two runs, scored two runs, and stole two bases.
  • Rangers SP Alexi Ogando gave up three runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Angels SP C.J. Wilson yielded three runs over six innings in a no-decision.
  • Angels OF Josh Hamilton had a two-run single.
(85-75) Royals - 6 at 1 - White Sox (62-98)
  • Royals SP James Shields spun seven innings of one-run ball and struck out 10 batters.
  • White Sox SP Chris Sale yielded four runs over 5 1/3 innings.
  • Royals DH Billy Butler went went 3-for-5 with a two-run double and a run scored.
  • White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham smacked a solo homer.
(97-63) Red Sox - 12 at 3 - Orioles (83-77)
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz gave up three runs over seven innings.
  • Orioles SP Scott Feldman was hammered for a season-high eight runs over 2 1/3 innings.
  • Red Sox DH David Ortiz finished 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and two runs scored.
  • Red Sox OF Jonny Gomes went 3-for-4 with a solo homer, a walk, and three runs scored.
  • Orioles 1B Chris Davis launched his 53rd home run of the season.
(83-77) Yankees
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3 at 2 - Astros (51-109)
  • Yankees 3B David Adams delivered a two-run double in the fourth inning.
  • Yankees RP David Robertson, not Mariano Rivera, was called upon to protect a one-run lead.
  • Yankees RP Adam Warren fired five shutout innings, allowing just two hits and a walk.
  • 1B Brett Wallace roped a two-run double in the seventh inning, accounting for all of the Astros offense.
  • Astros SP Brett Oberholtzer pitched well in a losing effort, allowing two runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings.
(95-65) Athletics
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8 at 2 - Mariners (70-90)
  • Athletics SP Bartolo Colon pitched six innings of two-run ball.
  • Mariners SP Felix Hernandez dropped a decision after allowing three runs in six innings.
  • Athletics C Derek Norris came off the bench to contribute a two-run homer and an RBI double.
Inter League:
(93-67) Tigers
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2 at 3 - Marlins (60-100)
  • Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton's three-run double in the third inning proved to be the difference.
  • Marlins SP Tom Koehler pitched decently, allowing two runs on five hits over his 5 1/3 innings of work.
  • Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta returned to the lineup, and went 1-for-4 with an RBI double.
  • Tigers RP Jose Alvarez struggled in a spot start, surrendering three runs on two hits in just 2 2/3 innings.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Phillies activated OF Casper Wells from the 15-day disabled list.
American League:
  • Tigers activated SS Jhonny Peralta from the restricted list.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Marlins C Jeff Mathis is done for the season after an MRI has revealed a fractured right thumb.
  • Braves C Brian McCann (groin) is expected to rest this weekend.
  • Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig was removed from Friday's game against the Rockies in the fifth inning after fouling a pitch off his left foot.
  • Brewers OF Khris Davis was removed from Friday's game in the eighth inning due to a hamstring injury.
  • Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) could return for an at-bat or two before the end of the regular season to test his injured finger and help decide if he needs to undergo surgery.
  • Diamondbacks SP Daniel Hudson (elbow) is progressing well in his recovery from a second Tommy John surgery, noting that he has regained his full range of motion.
  • Rockies C Wilin Rosario could miss the final two games of the 2013 season as he continues to deal with a sore calf.
  • Dodgers OF Andre Ethier (ankle) hit in a simulated game in Arizona on Friday.
  • The Brewers have exercised their right to have SS Jean Segura (hamstring) not play Winter ball in the Dominican Republic this offseason.
  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood is currently dealing with minor elbow stiffness, though it's not expected to be a major issue.
  • SP Matt Harvey (elbow) will be eligible to pitch in the Arizona Fall League, should the Mets decide to pursue that option.
  • Reds manager Dusty Baker indicated that SP Tony Cingrani (back) might not pitch again this season.
  • Cardinals general manger John Mozeliak said Friday that 1B Allen Craig (foot) is "very doubtful" to be available for the NLDS.

American League:

  • Royals SP Danny Duffy (forearm) said he doesn't feel "any discomfort whatsoever," but he's unlikely to be activated from the disabled list for the final weekend.
  • Indians OF Ryan Raburn (Achilles) admitted Thursday that he's still not 100 percent.
  • Indians manager Terry Francona said the team will "see how aggressive we can get" with OF Michael Bourn (wrist) during workouts Friday.
  • Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes was removed from Friday's game against the Mariners due to soreness in his right shoulder.
  • Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (calf) indicated Friday that he does he is still dealing with soreness in his calf and doesn't expect to play over the final two games of the season.
  • Twins C Josmil Pinto is considered day-to-day with a bruised right hand after X-rays came back negative on Friday.
  • Athletocs C John Jaso (concussion) had four plate appearances during an instructional league game on Thursday, recording a hit and a walk.
  • Athletics 1B Nate Freiman (abdomen) will take batting practice before Friday's game against the Mariners, and if all goes well he'll be available off the bench.
  • OF Michael Bourn (wrist) will take some swings before Friday's game, and could be cleared to return to the Indians lineup on Saturday.
Notes & Rumors:

National League:

  • Dodgers SP Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times writes that Hyun-Jin Ryu will be on a "shorter leash" in Sunday's start against the Rockies.
  • Marlins fired team president Larry Beinfest.
  • RP Tanner Roark could start for the Nationals in Sunday's season finale against the Diamondbacks.
  • SP Ethan Martin is expected to start for the Phillies on Saturday in place of the injured Roy Halladay.
  • Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said Friday that the club hasn't decided whether OF Billy Hamilton will be included on the postseason roster.
  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood is unlikely to start Sunday against the Dodgers.
  • Cardinals RP Joe Kelly will be pushed back in the rotation to start Sunday's season finale against the Cubs.
  • Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright will start Saturday against the Cubs.

American League:

  • Orioles manager Buck Showalter has yet to decide whether SP Chris Tillman will start on Sunday against the Red Sox as scheduled.
  • Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera will get the day off Sunday.
  • White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Friday that the club will meet with 1B Paul Konerko in two weeks to discuss his future.
  • Eric Wedge has informed the Mariners that he will not be returning as the team's manager for the 2014 season.
  • Robin Ventura will return to manage the White Sox for the 2014 season.
  • White Sox 1B Paul Konerko said Friday that if he does come back in 2014, it will be his final season.
  • Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette confirmed Friday that the club will tender a contract to closer RP Jim Johnson for 2014.

Yesterday's Top Hitters:

PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Juan Perez SF vs SD 7-3 W 3/4 1 2 2 0 7 0
Jonny Gomes BOS @ BAL 12-3 W 3/4 1 3 1 1 6 0
Derek Norris OAK @ SEA 8-2 W 2/2 1 2 3 0 6 0
Jayson Werth WSH @ ARI 8-4 W 2/2 1 2 3 2 5 0
Jason Kipnis CLE @ MIN 12-6 W 3/5 0 2 2 0 6 0
Drew Stubbs CLE @ MIN 12-6 W 2/4 1 3 2 1 5 1
David Ortiz BOS @ BAL 12-3 W 2/5 1 2 3 0 5 0
Ben Zobrist TB @ TOR 3-6 L 3/3 1 1 1 1 6 0
Juan Uribe LAD vs COL 11-0 W 3/4 0 2 2 1 4 1
A.J. Ellis LAD vs COL 11-0 W 2/4 1 2 3 0 5 0
Daniel Nava BOS @ BAL 12-3 W 2/5 1 2 3 0 5 0
Matt Holliday STL vs CHC 7-0 W 2/2 1 2 1 2 5 0
Coco Crisp OAK @ SEA 8-2 W 4/5 0 1 0 0 6 0
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE @ MIN 12-6 W 3/5 0 2 1 0 5 0
Carlos Santana CLE @ MIN 12-6 W 2/3 0 3 1 2 4 0
Carl Crawford LAD vs COL 11-0 W 2/5 1 1 3 0 5 0
Adrian Gonzalez LAD vs COL 11-0 W 2/3 1 2 1 1 5 0
Gregor Blanco SF vs SD 7-3 W 3/4 0 0 2 1 5 0
Marlon Byrd PIT @ CIN 4-1 W 3/4 0 1 2 0 4 0
Khris Davis MIL @ NYM 4-2 W 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 1
Pedro Alvarez PIT @ CIN 4-1 W 2/4 1 1 2 0 5 0
Billy Butler KC @ CHW 6-1 W 3/5 0 1 2 0 4 0
Chris Davis BAL vs BOS 3-12 L 2/3 1 1 1 0 5 0
Kendrys Morales SEA vs OAK 2-8 L 2/3 1 1 1 1 5 0
Stephen Drew BOS @ BAL 12-3 W 2/4 0 0 3 0 4 0
Norichika Aoki MIL @ NYM 4-2 W 2/4 1 1 1 0 5 0
Yadier Molina STL vs CHC 7-0 W 2/4 0 1 3 0 3 0
Tony Abreu SF vs SD 7-3 W 3/5 0 1 0 0 5 0
Trevor Plouffe MIN vs CLE 6-12 L 3/3 0 1 1 1 3 0
Dustin Pedroia BOS @ BAL 12-3 W 3/4 0 2 0 1 3 0

Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:

Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Cliff Lee PHI @ ATL 0-1 L 8 3 1 1 0 13 111 L
Kris Medlen ATL vs PHI 1-0 W 8 2 0 0 2 7 101 W
James Shields KC @ CHW 6-1 W 7 4 1 1 1 10 98 W
A.J. Burnett PIT @ CIN 4-1 W 8 5 1 1 1 6 99 W
Lance Lynn STL vs CHC 7-0 W 6 4 0 0 0 9 98 W
Clayton Kershaw LAD vs COL 11-0 W 6 4 0 0 0 8 82 W
Adam Warren NYY @ HOU 3-2 W 5 2 0 0 1 4 64 W
Bartolo Colon OAK @ SEA 8-2 W 6 3 2 2 1 8 97 W
R.A. Dickey TOR vs TB 6-3 W 7.1 5 2 2 1 3 95 W
Stephen Strasburg WSH @ ARI 8-4 W 7 6 2 2 2 4 101 W
Carlos Torres NYM vs MIL 2-4 L 6 4 3 3 1 7 100 L
Clay Buchholz BOS @ BAL 12-3 W 7 7 3 3 0 4 113 W
Yovani Gallardo MIL @ NYM 4-2 W 6 7 2 2 1 6 100 W
Felix Hernandez SEA vs OAK 2-8 L 6 5 3 3 1 6 106 L
C.J. Wilson LAA @ TEX 3-5 L 6 4 3 3 4 6 121 ND
Ryan Vogelsong SF vs SD 7-3 W 6 5 2 2 4 3 91 W
Brett Oberholtzer HOU vs NYY 2-3 L 5.1 5 3 2 1 4 81 L
Tom Koehler MIA vs DET 3-2 W 5.1 5 2 2 3 3 91 W
Jose Alvarez DET @ MIA 2-3 L 2.2 2 3 3 2 3 50 L
Homer Bailey CIN vs PIT 1-4 L 5 4 4 4 4 3 95 L
Alexi Ogando TEX vs LAA 5-3 W 5.1 8 3 3 3 4 88 ND
Patrick Corbin ARI vs WSH 4-8 L 5 6 5 5 2 7 90 L
Chris Sale CHW vs KC 1-6 L 5.1 9 4 4 1 5 96 L
Jeremy Hellickson TB @ TOR 3-6 L 4.2 6 6 3 2 5 75 L
Burch Smith SD @ SF 3-7 L 5.2 8 6 6 3 8 106 L
Travis Wood CHC @ STL 0-7 L 1 4 3 3 2 1 37 L
Corey Kluber CLE @ MIN 12-6 W 5.1 10 6 6 1 5 91 W
Pedro Hernandez MIN vs CLE 6-12 L 1.2 7 6 6 1 1 43 L
Collin McHugh COL @ LAD 0-11 L 4 9 8 8 1 3 88 L
Scott Feldman BAL vs BOS 3-12 L 2.1 8 8 8 1 1 57 L

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