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June 19, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: June 19, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for June 19, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(42-29) Pirates - 4 at 0 - Reds (43-29)
  • Pirates OF Starling Marte went 2-for-5 with a triple and a run scored.
  • Pirates C Russell Martin scored a run, notched an RBI and stole a base.
  • Reds SP Mat Latos took his first loss of the season, allowing three runs in five innings.
  • Pirates SP Charlie Morton threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings for his first win of the season.
(29-40) Cubs - 4 at 2 - Cardinals (45-26)
(36-35) Padres - 4 at 5 - Giants (36-34)
  • Giants 1B Brandon Belt went 3-for-4 with an RBI double.
  • Giants SP Matt Cain was denied a win after allowing two runs in seven innings and striking out a season-high 10.
  • Giants 2B Logan Forsythe went 2-for-4 and hit his second homer as the lead-off man.
(34-36) Nationals - 2 at 4 - Phillies (35-37)
  • Phillies SP Cliff Lee allowed two runs over eight innings and struck out nine.
  • Phillies 3B Michael Young went 3-for-4 with three doubles.
  • Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon earned his 14th save of the season by working a scoreless ninth.
  • Nationals SP Ross Detwiler allowed four runs over six innings.
(26-40) Mets - 4 at 3 - Braves (42-29) Game 1
  • Mets SP Matt Harvey took a no-hitter into the seventh before giving up three runs in seven-plus innings.
  • Mets RP Bobby Parnell picked up a four-out save in the first game of the doubleheader.
  • Braves RP Alex Wood came out of his spot start after allowing one run in three innings.
  • Mets C John Buck hit his first homer since May 24th and just his second since May 3rd.
(27-40) Mets - 6 at 1 - Braves (42-30) Game 2
  • Mets SP Zack Wheeler tossed six scoreless innings while striking out seven and yielding just four hits.
  • Mets C Anthony Recker hit his second home run of the season.
  • Braves SP Paul Maholm allowed just two runs over seven innings.
(22-48) Marlins - 2 at 4 - Diamondbacks (38-33)

American League:

(41-31) Orioles - 5 at 2 - Tigers (39-30)
(34-35) Royals - 3 at 4 - Indians (35-35)
  • Indians RP Vinnie Pestano got through a tumultuous ninth inning to pick up his second save of the season.
  • Indians SS Mike Aviles went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
  • Royals RP Kelvin Herrera took the loss, allowing three runs in just 1/3 of an inning.
  • Royals SP Ervin Santana allowed just one run over seven innings but didn't get the win, settling for a no-decision.
  • Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
(43-30) Athletics - 6 at 2 - Rangers (39-32)
  • Athletics 1B Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored.
  • Athletics C John Jaso hit his second home run of the season.
  • Athletics SP Jarrod Parker allowed two runs over seven innings.
  • Rangers SP Yu Darvish allowed five runs -- four earned -- in six innings.
(32-40) Mariners - 3 at 2 - Angels (31-40) (10 innings)
  • Mariners RP Yoervis Medina pitched a perfect bottom of the 10th in a 3-2 game to earn the save.
  • Despite striking out no one, Mariners SP Jeremy Bonderman gave up just one run over six innings.
  • Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen gave up a game-tying homer to the first batter he faced after being brought into a one-run game in the eighth.
  • After having his last start skipped, Angels SP Joe Blanton allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings and struck out 11.
  • Angels OF Josh Hamilton had his worst game so far, grounding into three double plays and striking out twice.
(29-39) White Sox - 5 at 7 - Twins (31-36)
  • Twins C Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with a home run.
  • White Sox 1B Paul Konerko went 4-for-4.
  • Twins SP Mike Pelfrey allowed four runs in six innings in a no-decision.
  • White Sox SP Dylan Axelrod allowed five runs -- four earned -- over six innings in a no-decision.
(36-34) Rays - 1 at 5 - Red Sox (43-29) Game 1
  • Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-5 with a triple, a double and three runs scored.
  • Red Sox SP Alfredo Aceves pitched five innings of one-run ball for a victory.
  • Rays SP Chris Archer surrendered four runs -- three earned -- in 4 2/3 innings.
  • Rays OF Wil Myers went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his major league debut.
(36-35) Rays - 1 at 3 - Red Sox (44-29) Game 2
  • Red Sox SP Felix Doubront fired eight scoreless innings giving up three hits while striking out six.
  • Red Sox OF Jonny Gomes hit a walkoff two-run homer.
  • Rays SP Jake Odorizzi yielded just one earned run over 5 2/3 innings allowing only five hits.
Inter League:
(29-39) Dodgers - at - Yankees (38-31) (Postponed)

(37-35) Rockies - 3 at 8 - Blue Jays (34-36)
  • Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.
  • Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run.
  • Blue Jays RP Esmil Rogers allowed three runs -- two earned -- over 6 2/3 innings.
  • Rockies SP Jeff Francis allowed eight runs in six innings.
(28-41) Brewers - 1 at 10 - Astros (27-45)
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Phillies optioned C Steven Lerud to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Phillies activated C Carlos Ruiz from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Mets recalled RHP Zack Wheeler from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Braves recalled RHP Cory Rasmus from Triple-A Gwinnett.
  • Mets placed INF Justin Turner on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 17, with an intercostal strain.
  • Mets activated RHP Scott Atchison from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Braves recalled INF Tyler Pastornicky from Triple-A Gwinnett.
  • Braves placed C Evan Gattis on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.
  • Marlins optioned LHP Edgar Olmos to Double-A Jacksonville.
  • Pirates re-signed RHP Jose Contreras to a minor league contract.
  • Giants released RHP Ramon Ramirez.
  • Diamondbacks recalled RHP Randall Delgado from Triple-A Reno.
  • Diamondbacks optioned RHP Charles Brewer to Triple-A Reno.
  • Mets recalled OF Andrew Brown from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Rockies acquired RHP Collin McHugh from the Mets in exchange for OF Eric Young.
  • Pirates sent LHP Mike Zagurski outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Mets optioned RHP Zack Wheeler to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • Padres signed OF Ben Francisco to a minor league contract, assigned him to Triple-A Tucson.
American League:
  • Indians recalled 3B Lonnie Chisenhall from Triple-A Columbus.
  • Rays recalled RHP Jake Odorizzi from Triple-A Durham.
  • Red Sox recalled RHP Alfredo Aceves from Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Astros activated OF Justin Maxwell from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Astros optioned OF Jimmy Paredes to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Mariners activated 1B Justin Smoak from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Mariners optioned INF Alex Liddi to Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Rangers recalled C Robinson Chirinos from Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Rangers recalled LHP Joseph Ortiz from Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Rangers optioned 1B Chris McGuiness to Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Rangers placed OF Jeff Baker on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb.
  • Orioles purchased the contract of 1B Travis Ishikawa from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Orioles placed RHP Miguel Gonzalez on the paternity leave list.
  • Orioles recalled LHP Zach Britton from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Orioles designated INF/OF Yamaico Navarro for assignment.
  • Yankees designated RHP Chris Bootcheck for assignment.
  • Yankees recalled OF Zoilo Almonte from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Yankees recalled RHP Adam Warren from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Yankees placed 1B Mark Teixeira on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 16, with right wrist inflammation.
  • Red Sox optioned RHP Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Rays optioned RHP Jake Odorizzi to Triple-A Durham.
  • Astros acquired RHP Charles Basford from the Yankees in exchanged for OF Fernando Martinez.
  • Red Sox recalled C Ryan Lavarnway from Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox recalled RHP Alex Wilson from Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox placed C David Ross on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion.
  • Red Sox placed RHP Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 9, with a strained neck.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said on SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio on Tuesday that OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) is currently running at "75 percent without pain."
  • Reds OF Chris Heisey (hamstring) resumed a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville and went 2-for-4 with two singles and a run scored.
  • Cardinals SP Shelby Miller reported feeling fine Tuesday after leaving Monday's start with a right leg cramp.
  • Braves RP Alex Wood left his start Tuesday against the Mets because of a split callous on his left index finger.
  • Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt (groin) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday and reported feeling fine.
  • Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis has a herniated disc in his back and will undergo surgery to repair it on Thursday.
  • Giants SS Brandon Crawford left Tuesday's game against the Padres with sprains of his index and middle fingers on his right hand.
  • Mets RP Scott Atchison (groin) is likely to be placed on the disabled list.
  • Brewers SP Marco Estrada (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment at Low-A Wisconsin on Thursday.
  • The Rockies are hoping that SP Jorge De La Rosa (finger) will be ready to make his next scheduled start on Sunday.
  • Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno on Thursday.
  • Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko (groin) took grounders on the field prior to Tuesday's game.
American League:
  • Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) will be placed on the disabled list.
  • Rays manager Joe Maddon spoke to SP Alex Cobb (concussion), who said there's no timetable for his return.
  • Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes (ankle) went 2-for-3 with two singles and two runs scored in his first rehab games with High-A Dunedin.
  • Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (forearm) suffered a physical setback Monday in his rehab start at High-A Dunedin.
  • Twins OF Aaron Hicks (hamstring) will need a rehab assignment before being activated from the disabled list.
  • Rangers RP Joakim Soria (elbow, pectoral) will begin a rehab assignment on Thursday with Double-A Frisco.
  • Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (head) threw a bullpen session Tuesday.
  • Blue Jays RP Luis Perez has shut down his rehab due to lingering issues with his surgically-repaired elbow.
  • Royals SP Felipe Paulino (elbow) has been recalled from his rehab assignment due to lower back stiffness.
  • Rays SP David Price (triceps) said he felt "great" during a bullpen session Tuesday.
  • Indians RP Chris Perez (shoulder) allowed three homers and five runs in an inning of work in his second rehab appearance with Double-A Akron.
Notes and Rumors:

National League:
  • Giants agreed to terms with first-round pick SS Christian Arroyo.
  • Diamondbacks agreed to terms with first-round pick RHP Braden Shipley.
  • Phillies agreed to terms with first-round pick SS J.P. Crawford.
  • SP Roy Oswalt is officially scheduled to make his Rockies debut Thursday in D.C. against the Nationals.
  • OF Donovan Tate has reported to the Padres' spring training complex in Arizona.
  • Mets agreed to terms with first-round pick 1B Dominic Smith.

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