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Probable Pitchers for April 12, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

  • Nationals SP Dan Haren won despite allowing three runs and 10 hits in five innings against the White Sox.
  • Nationals RP Rafael Soriano picked up his fifth save, and third in three days, with a scoreless ninth versus the White Sox.

  • Nationals OF Denard Span went 2-for-4 with a walk, a steal and two runs scored against the White Sox.

  • Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong allowed five runs (four earned) in six innings in a 7-6 win over the Cubs.

  • Giants RP Sergio Romo locked down his sixth save of the season against the Cubs.

  • Cubs SP Scott Feldman yielded six runs (two earned) in 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Giants.

  • Giants 2B Nick Noonan went 3-for-5 with three singles and two runs scored in a win over the Cubs.

  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper continued to blister the ball going 2-for-3 with two RBI, two walks and two runs scored.
  • Cubs OF Nate Schierholtz went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base in a loss to the Giants.

  • Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe launched a go-ahead solo home run in a 3-2 win over the Padres.
  • Padres OF Cameron Maybin was hitless in three at-bats against the Dodgers and is now 2-for-27 on the season.
  • Padres SP Jason Marquis yielded two runs in five innings as part of a no-decision against the Dodgers.
  • 1B Adrian Gonzalez hit his first homer of the season versus his former club in the Dodgers' win over the Padres.

American League:

  • A's SP A.J. Griffin hurled eight shutout frames in an 8-1 win over the Angels.
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas was tagged for five runs in 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Athletics.

  • Rangers OF David Murphy had an RBI single in a 4-3 win over the Mariners.

  • A's OF Yoenis Cespedes launched a mammoth homerun to center field and finished the night 2-for-5 in the club's win over the Angels.
  • Rangers RP Justin Grimm gave up two runs in four innings in a no-decision against the Mariners.
  • Mariners SP Felix Hernandez was handed his second straight loss after he yielded four runs (three earned) in 6 2/3 innings against the Rangers.

  • A's C Derek Norris had a good night going 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a walk and a stolen base.
  • Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez launched his fourth home run of the season against the Rangers.

  • A's DH Seth Smith went 4-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored in a win over the Angels.

  • A's 3B Josh Donaldson smacked a two-run homer in a win over the Angels.

  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado went 3-4 with two runs scored and a walk in a win over the Red Sox.
  • Angels OF Josh Hamilton went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in a loss to the Athletics.

  • Tigers OF Torii Hunter stayed red hot going 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored.
  • Orioles OF Adam Jones drove in two runs with a single and a double in the Orioles' 3-2 win over the Red Sox.

  • Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski went 2-3 with a homer and a walk in the club's win at Seattle.
  • Tigers 1B Prince Fielder went 2-2 with four RBI and two walks in a win over the Blue Jays.
  • Tigers OF Austin Jackson went 3-6 with an RBI and three runs scored in a rout of Toronto.
  • Orioles SP Chris Tillman yielded two runs in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox.

  • Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr. went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before being removed for a pinch-hitter in a loss.

  • Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta had a nice day at the plate going 3-for-4 with a run scored and a walk.
  • Orioles 1B Chris Davis launched another homerun giving him six on the season.
  • White Sox SP Dylan Axelrod was lit up for six runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Nationals.

  • White Sox 3B Conor Gillaspie went 2-for-4 with a double against the Nationals.

  • Tigers SP Doug Fister limited the Blue Jays to one earned run over eight innings in an 11-1 blowout win.

  • Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson was hammered for six earned runs over 1 1/3 innings in a loss to the Tigers.

Player Transactions:

National League:

  •  No transactions today.

American League:
  • Mariners designated RHP  D.J. Mitchell for assignment.

  • Mariners purchased the contract of OF Endy Chavez from Triple-A Tacoma.

  • Mariners acquired RHP Aaron Harang from the Rockies for RHP Steven Hensley.
  • Mariners placed OF Michael Saunders on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right shoulder.

  • Rangers recalled RHP Justin Miller from Double-A Frisco; placed him on the 60-day disabled list.

  • Rangers recalled RHP Justin Grimm from Triple-A Round Rock.

  • White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham will be placed on the disabled list with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand.
  • Mariners designated RHP Kameron Loe for assignment.

  • Orioles released LHP Rich Rundles.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Dodgers SP Zack Greinke was diagnosed with a fractured left collarbone after he was charged by Padres OF Carlos Quentin in a bench clearing brawl.

  • The Dodgers will make a decision on what to do with SP Ted Lilly (shoulder) following his next bullpen session.

  •'s Corey Brock predicts that Padres 3B Chase Headley (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment on Sunday.

  • Cubs 2B Darwin Barney (knee) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday at Triple-A Iowa.

American League:
  • A's OF Josh Reddick (wrist) will return to the lineup Friday.

  • Angels RP Ryan Madson (elbow) threw a 30-pitch, high-intensity bullpen session on Thursday.

  • Indians C Carlos Santana (thumb) caught a bullpen session and hit in the cage on Thursday.

  • Indians SP Scott Kazmir (rib cage) long tossed from a distance of up to 120 feet on Thursday.

  • Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday that 2B Brian Roberts (knee) will likely not be ready to return in two weeks.

  • Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (forearm) began throwing Thursday.

  • A's 2B Scott Sizemore will undergo surgery on his left ACL on Tuesday.
  • Angels 3B Alberto Callaspo left Thursday's game against the Athletics after seven innings due to tightness in his right calf.
  • Mariners manager Eric Wedge said that OF Michael Morse will likely miss 3-7 days due to a fractured pinkie finger.
  • Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) hopes to be cleared to begin swinging a bat on Friday.

  • Blue Jays RP Darren Oliver took a line drive off his left forearm on Wednesday and will need a couple of days off.
  • Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (rib cage) went 2-for-2 and played four innings in an extended spring training game.

  • Rangers prospect 2B/SS Jurickson Profar was scratched from Triple-A Round Rock's lineup Thursday due to tightness in his side.
  • X-rays taken late Wednesday on Angels SS Erick Aybar's bruised left heel showed no structural damage.
  • Angels SP Jered Weaver (elbow) is no longer in a sling and could resume playing catch within the next couple days.

Notes and Rumors:

National League:

  • Dodgers OF Jerry Hairston, Jr. was ejected from Thursday's game against the Padres for his involvement in a bench-clearing brawl.
  • Padres OF Carlos Quentin was ejected from Thursday's game against the Dodgers following a bench-clearing brawl.

  • Dodgers OF Matt Kemp was ejected from Thursday's game against the Padres for his involvement in a bench-clearing brawl.

  • Cubs prospect OF Jorge Soler has been suspended five games for wielding a bat on Wednesday night during a bench-clearing incident at High-A Daytona.

  • Phillies C Carlos Ruiz can begin playing in minor league games five days before his suspension ends.

  • Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt has successfully converted his first three save opportunities of the 2013 regular season.

American League:
  • Red Sox RP Alfredo Aceves will be given another start in place of injured starter John Lackey.

  • Yankees SP Phil Hughes will be skipped in the rotation following Thursday's rainout.
  • Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez will make his next start on Tuesday.

  • According to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN, the Twins are "kicking the tires on" outfielder Julio Borbon.

  • Tigers manager Jim Leyland reiterated Wednesday that RP Joaquin Benoit will be the primary ninth-inning man.


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