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June 27, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: June 27, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for June 27, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(38-41) Phillies - at - Padres (39-40) (13 Innings)
  • Phillies SP Cole Hamels allowed four runs and seven hits over 6 innings in a no decision.
  • Padres SP Robbie Erlin allowed just two runs over 6.1 innings while striking out seven.
  • Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon saved his 15th game of the year.
  • Phillies OF Delmon Young hit his 7th bomb of the season.
  • Padres OF Chris Denorfia slugged his 6th homer of the year.
(38-40) Giants - 2 at 4 - Dodgers (35-42)
  • Giants C Buster Posey went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw.
  • Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw pitched eight innings of two-run ball.
  • Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen took over for Kershaw in the ninth and retired three of the four batters he faced for a save.
  • Giants SP Tim Lincecum was charged with four runs in 5 1/3 innings.
  • Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig collected three hits in four at-bats against the Giants on Wednesday.
(41-36) Diamondbacks - 2 at 3 - Nationals (39-38)
  • Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann won his 11th game, allowing two runs over seven innings.
  • Nationals 2B Anthony Rendon went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
  • Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley allowed three runs -- two earned -- in seven innings in a loss.
  • Nationals RP Rafael Soriano notched his 21st save of the year.
(32-44) Cubs - 5 at 4 - Brewers (32-44)

American League:

(39-38) Blue Jays - 3 at 0 - Rays (41-38)
  • Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey tossed his first shutout of the 2013 season allowing two hits while striking out six.
  • Rays SP Roberto Hernandez yielded three earned runs over six innings.
  • Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind slugged his 11th home run of the season.
  • Rays OF Wil Myers finished 0-for-3.
(40-37) Indians - 4 at 3 - Orioles (43-36)
  • Indians 2B Jason Kipnis went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer.
  • Orioles RP Jim Johnson blew his fifth save chance of the season, allowing two runs in 2/3 of an inning.
  • Indians RP Vinnie Pestano worked a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his fifth save of the season.
  • Orioles SP Jason Hammel allowed two runs over seven innings in a no-decision.
(45-33) Rangers - 8 at 5 - Yankees (42-35)
  • Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre went 3-for-5 with two RBI.
  • Yankees OF Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-4 with a home run.
  • Rangers SP Justin Grimm allowed three runs in five innings to earn the win.
  • Yankees SP Andy Pettitte allowed four runs -- three earned -- over six innings to take the loss.
(35-43) Angels - 7 at 4 - Tigers (42-34)
  • Angels OF Mike Trout went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI.
  • Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with his 22nd home run of the year.
  • Angels SS Erick Aybar went 2-for-4 with a home run and a stolen base.
  • Tigers SP Jose Alvarez allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings in a loss.
  • Angels RP Billy Buckner lasted three innings, allowing three runs on seven hits in a no-decision.
Inter League:
(39-40) Rockies - 3 at 5 - Red Sox (47-33)
  • Red Sox SP John Lackey struck out 12 while allowing two runs over seven innings.
  • Red Sox RP Koji Uehara nailed down the save with two strikeouts in a perfect ninth inning.
  • Rockies SP Roy Oswalt gave up five runs on nine hits and a walk over six innings.
  • Red Sox OF Shane Victorino went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
  • Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer smacked a pair of solo homers.
(34-40) Twins - 3 at 5 - Marlins (27-50)
(31-43) Mets - 3 at 0 - White Sox (32-43)
  • Mets SP Shaun Marcum went eight scoreless innings allowing just four hits to get his first win of the season
  • White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a stolen base.
  • Mets OF Eric Young Jr. went 3-for-4 with an RBI.
  • White Sox SP John Danks took the loss, allowing three runs -- one earned -- over 7 1/3 innings.
(45-34) Braves - 3 at 4 - Royals (36-39) (10 innings)
  • Royals OF Alex Gordon went 3-for-5 with a walk-off single in the 10th inning.
  • Royals C Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI.
  • Braves SP Mike Minor allowed three runs on nine hits in six innings in a no-decision.
  • Royals SP Luis Mendoza allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
(48-30) Cardinals - 3 at 4 - Astros (30-49)
  • Astros SP Erik Bedard started weak but finished strong, allowing three runs over six innings.
  • Cardinals SP Lance Lynn permitted four runs on five hits and four walks over 7 2/3 frames.
  • Cardinals C Yadier Molina singled and belted a two-run homer.
(45-34) Reds - 0 at 5 - Athletics (46-34)
  • Athletics SP A.J. Griffin threw his first career shutout while striking out seven batters.
  • Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson slugged his 12th home run of the season.
  • Reds SP Homer Bailey allowed four earned runs over six innings.
(48-30) Pirates - 4 at 2 - Mariners (34-45)
  • Pirates RP Mark Melancon earned his second save of the season.
  • Pirates SP Jeanmar Gomez fired five innings of one-run ball.
  • Mariners SP Felix Hernandez yielded two earned runs over seven innings in a no-decision.
  • Mariners OF Raul Ibanez launched his 18th home run of the season.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Pirates activated RHP Jeanmar Gomez from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Pirates optioned RHP Duke Welker to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Cardinals activated RHP Fernando Salas from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Memphis.
  • Padres recalled LHP Robbie Erlin from Triple-A Tucson.
  • Padres optioned RHP Brad Brach to Triple-A Tucson.
  • Brewers purchased the contract of OF/1B Sean Halton from Triple-A Nashville.
  • Brewers optioned 2B Scooter Gennett to Triple-A Nashville.
  • Rockies signed INF Reid Brignac to a minor league deal, assigned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
American League:
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Reds RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) felt good Tuesday after pitching off flat ground.
  • Reds pitching coach Bryan Price said Wednesday that RP Jonathan Broxton (elbow) is "very unlikely" to be activated from the disabled list when he's eligible on Saturday.
  • Brewers OF Ryan Braun (thumb) isn't ready to grip a bat.
  • Cubs prospect OF Jorge Soler will have his left shin examined this week by team doctors in Chicago.
  • Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Tuesday that he's hoping C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) will be ready to return from the 15-day disabled list on July 4.
  • X-rays on Braves OF Jordan Schafer's right ankle came back negative.
  • Braves 3B Ramiro Pena will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a torn right labrum.
  • Padres SS Everth Cabrera (hamstring) took ground balls, hit and ran in the outfield before Wednesday's game.
  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper (knee) left Wednesday's rehab game with High-A Potomac early after fouling a ball off his foot.
  • X-rays on Diamondbacks 2B Willie Bloomquist's left hand came back negative.
  • Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko was removed after one at-bat during his rehab game at Double-A San Antonio Wednesday after aggravated his strained right groin.
  • Giants RP Santiago Casilla (knee) will face hitters on Friday.
  • Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that 3B Joaquin Arias (hamstring) could be placed on the disabled list if he's not feeling well enough to play by Friday.
  • Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (hand) isn't expected to be activated from the disabled list until the second week of July.
  • Brewers SP Marco Estrada (hamstring) thinks he'll be ready to rejoin the rotation, at the very latest, just after the All-Star break.
  • Mets SP Jon Niese (shoulder) is hoping to be cleared to resume throwing after a follow-up exam next week.
  • Mets SS Ruben Tejada (quad) will begin a rehab assignment later this week for the Gulf Coast League Mets.
American League:
  • Orioles SP Dylan Bundy (elbow) will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery Thursday.
  • The Yankees announced Wednesday that surgery has been recommended for 1B Mark Teixeira's right wrist.
  • Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Wednesday that SP Nick Blackburn (arm) will make his first minor league rehab start Saturday with the team's Gulf Coast League affiliate.
  • Rangers manager Ron Washington said Wednesday on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that he expects SP Alexi Ogando (shoulder) to return in 10-12 days.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (trapezius) will undergo an MRI on Wednesday.
  • Indians RP Chris Perez (shoulder) pitched a perfect inning Tuesday in a rehab appearance with Class A Mahoning Valley.
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas underwent surgery Wednesday to remove a blood clot from his left armpit.
  • White Sox SP Jake Peavy (rib) played catch on Wednesday.
  • Royals SP Felipe Paulino (elbow, back) will restart his rehab assignment Sunday at Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
  • Yankees SS Eduardo Nunez (oblique) is set to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday night with High-A Tampa.
  • Angels SP Tommy Hanson (forearm) will undergo further tests on Thursday but is expected to be placed on the disabled list.
  • Astros OF Justin Maxwell (concussion) thinks he could return to the lineup on Friday.
  • Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.
  • Orioles RP Steve Johnson (oblique) moved his flat-ground throwing from 75 feet to 90 feet Wednesday.
  • Rangers SP Alexi Ogando threw another bullpen session Tuesday but admitted that his right shoulder still isn't 100 percent.
  • Indians SP Brett Myers (elbow) is currently slated to make five rehab appearances.
Notes and Rumors:

National League:
  • CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs and first-round pick third baseman Kris Bryant are "nowhere close to a deal."
  • According to ESPN's Buster Olney, there has been a breakdown in the negotiations between the Rockies and Marlins involving a trade of right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
  • Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa is batting just .106 (5-for-47) with 29 strikeouts since he's demotion to Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Giants SP Mike Kickham will make his next start on Monday in Cincinnati.
  • Diamondbacks RP Heath Bell said Wednesday that he has fixed a mechanical flaw that was leading to his recent struggles.
American League:
  • Indians SP Trevor Bauer will indeed start one half of the Indians' doubleheader Friday against the White Sox.
  • Astros SP Dallas Keuchel's next turn in the rotation will be skipped.

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