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Probable Pitchers for April 15, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

  • Dodgers SP Josh Beckett pitched a complete game six-hitter in a loss to the Diamondbacks.
  • Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with an RBI single against the Dodgers.

  • Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill didn't allow a run over seven-plus innings of work in a win over the Dodgers.

  • Padres SP Clayton Richard threw six scoreless innings in a loss to the Rockies.

  • Rockies 1B Todd Helton delivered a pinch hit two-run homer against the Padres.

  • Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa pitched six scoreless innings in a win over the Padres.

  • OF Hunter Pence hit a game-tying homer in the top of the ninth in the Giants' 10-7 win over the Cubs.

  • Giants SP Tim Lincecum was removed after allowing four runs in five innings against the Cubs.

  • Cubs SP Edwin Jackson yielded five runs — four earned — in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Giants.

  • Cubs RP Shawn Camp blew a save in the ninth and took the loss against the Giants.

  • Cubs SS Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI's in a loss to the Giants.
  • C Jonathan Lucroy belted a game-winning home run in the Brewers' 4-3 win over the Cardinals.

  • SP Jaime Garcia tossed seven innings of shutout ball but took a no-decision in the Cardinals' loss to the Brewers.

  • 1B Matt Adams hit a solo home run in the Cardinals' loss to the Brewers in St. Louis.

  • Mitchell Boggs blew a ninth-inning lead Sunday in the Cardinals' loss to the Brewers.

  • C Michael McKenry homered in the seventh and eighth innings as the Pirates came back to beat the Reds 10-7.

  • Pirates OF Starling Marte went 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBI's and two runs scored in a win over the Reds. Marte has seven two-hit games in his last eight and is batting .347 on the season.
  • Reds RP Jonathan Broxton was lit up for six runs in two-thirds of an inning by the Pirates.

  • Reds 1B Joey Votto collected his first homer and first stolen base against the Pirates.

  • SP Paul Maholm went 7 2/3 scoreless innings as the Braves routed the Nationals 9-0.

  • SP Gio Gonzalez was shelled for seven earned runs in five innings as the Nationals fell to the Braves.

  • Braves 1B/3B Chris Johnson went 4-for-5 with two RBI's and a run scored in a win over the Nationals.
  • SS Andrelton Simmons hit a three-run homer in the Braves' victory over the Nationals.

  • Phillies SP Roy Halladay tossed eight innings of one-run ball in a 2-1 win over the Marlins, holding Miami to five hits while walking one and striking out two.

  • Marlins SP Kevin Slowey held the Phillies to one run on nine hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision.

  • Phillies 1B Ryan Howard went 3-for-4 with a run scored in a win over the Marlins.

  • Marlins OF Juan Pierre went 0-for-4 at the plate against the Phillies, dropping his batting average to .174.

American League:

  • Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen allowed three runs over six innings in a loss to the Yankees.

  • Yankees OF Brett Gardner hit a two-run homer in a win over the Orioles.

  • Yankees SP Hiroki Kuroda threw a complete game shutout in a win over the Orioles.

  • A's SP Jarrod Parker struggled mightily in a loss to the Tigers, allowing eight runs over 3 1/3 innings.

  • Tigers SP Rick Porcello made a relief appearance against Oakland and will have his next start moved from Tuesday to Saturday.

  • Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez gave up just one run over seven innings in a win over the Athletics.

  • Rangers SP Nick Tepesch was charged with four earned runs over five-plus innings in a loss to the Mariners.

  • Mariners 1B Justin Smoak went 1-for-3 with a double against the Rangers.

  • Mariners SP Brandon Maurer allowed two runs on five hits over six innings in a win over the Rangers.

  • Astros SP Phil Humber gave up two runs over seven innings in a loss to the Angels.

  • Angels OF Josh Hamilton went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a series-clinching win over the Astros.

  • Angels OF Mike Trout hit his first home run of the season in a win over the Astros.

  • Angels SP C.J. Wilson allowed just one run on five hits over six innings in a 4-1 win over the Astros.

  • OF Alex Gordon went 2-for-5 with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth as the Royals edged the Blue Jays 3-2.

  • Royals SP Ervin Santana yielded two runs — one earned — in eight innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays.

  • Blue Jays 3B Maicer Izturis went 0-for-4, leaving him with a .194 average in 31 at-bats.

  • SP Clay Buchholz fired eight innings of shutout ball in the Red Sox' 5-0 win over the Rays.

  • 2B Ben Zobrist drew two walks and stole a base in the Rays' loss to the Red Sox.

  • OF Jackie Bradley went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Boston's defeat of the Rays.

  • Rays SP Alex Cobb allowed four runs — three earned — over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Red Sox.

  • Tigers OF Austin Jackson went 4-for-6 with a homer, three RBI's and three runs scored in a win over the Athletics.
  • Tigers OF Torii Hunter went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over Oakland.
  • White Sox SP Jake Peavy spun seven innings of one-run ball while striking out 11 in a 3-1 victory over the Indians.

  • White Sox RP Addison Reed converted his fourth save with a scoreless inning in a win over the Indians.

  • Indians SP Brett Myers rebounded from his disastrous first two appearances, holding the White Sox to two runs over six innings in a loss.

  • Indians OF Michael Bourn clubbed his second homer of the season while going 3-for-4 in a loss to the White Sox.
  • White Sox OF Alejandro De Aza launched a solo homer in a win over the Indians.

Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Cubs optioned RHP Rafael Dolis to Triple-A Iowa.

  • Cubs placed C/INF Steve Clevenger on the 60-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

  • Cubs claimed RHP Kameron Loe off waivers from the Mariners.

  • Padres optioned RHP Thad Weber to Triple-A Tucson.

  • Padres recalled OF/1B Kyle Blanks from Triple-A Tucson.

  • Cubs signed RHP Kevin Gregg to a minor league contract.

  • Nationals recalled C Jhonatan Solano from Triple-A Syracuse.

  • Nationals placed C Wilson Ramos on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

  • Pirates recalled RHP Phil Irwin from Triple-A Indianapolis.

  • Pirates optioned INF Josh Harrison to Triple-A Indianapolis.

American League:
  • White Sox designated LHP Charlie Leesman for assignment.

  • White Sox purchased the contract of INF Tyler Greene from Triple-A Charlotte.

  • White Sox placed INF Angel Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

  • Orioles 1B Conor Jackson has retired from baseball.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Dodgers SP Ted Lilly (shoulder) has refused to continue his minor league rehab assignment.

  • Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill (hand) left the game against the Dodgers with left wrist soreness.

  • X-rays were negative on Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa's right wrist.

  • Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Sunday that it's very unlikely 3B Aramis Ramirez (knee) will be activated on April 21 when he is first eligible.

  • RP Kyle McPherson will have his sore right elbow examined by Pirates doctors this week.

  • SP Shaun Marcum (neck) could join the Mets' rotation on April 21.

  • Padres 3B Chase Headley (thumb) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday.

  • Padres OF Mark Kotsay is dealing with a strained hamstring.

  • FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Reds SP Johnny Cueto will be placed on the disabled list with a lat strain.

American League:
  • Mariners RP Stephen Pryor left Sunday's game with a right lat strain.

  • Yankees SP Andy Pettitte (back) will make his next start Friday against the Orioles.

  • Indians OF Michael Bourn could miss 5-7 days after leaving Sunday's game with a right hand laceration.

  • Indians SP Scott Kazmir (rib cage) will begin a rehab assignment Monday at Triple-A Columbus.

  • Twins SP Rich Harden (shoulder) threw to hitters for the first time this spring on Saturday.

  • Astros RP John Ely will undergo Tommy John surgery.

  • Rangers SP Matt Harrison received a second epidural injection in his ailing back on Saturday.

  • Astros OF Fernando Martinez (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday.

  • Red Sox DH David Ortiz (heels) was scratched from Sunday's rehab game with Triple-A Pawtucket due to illness.

  • Rays DH Luke Scott (calf) has yet to run the bases.

  • Red Sox RP Joel Hanrahan will be sidelined for at least the next few days due to a right hamstring injury.

  • Indians SP Daisuke Matsuzaka left Friday's start at Triple-A Columbus with pain in his right forearm.

Notes and Rumors:

National League:

  • Padres OF Carlos Quentin has dropped the appeal of his eight-game suspension and will begin serving it on Sunday.

  • The Rockies plan to continue using Yorvit Torrealba as Jorge De La Rosa's personal catcher.

  • Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said that OF Ryan Braun's neck is "still bothering him some."

American League:


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