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Probable Pitchers for May 1, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

Nationals – 1 at 8 – Braves 

  • Braves SP Tim Hudson allowed one run over seven innings and hit a solo homer to pick up his 200th career win.
  • Braves 1B Freddie Freeman went 3-for-5 with three RBI.
  • Braves SS Andrelton Simmons went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, his 2nd of the year.
  • Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez allowed five runs in four innings for the loss.
Mets – 1 at 2 – Marlins
  • Marlins SP Kevin Slowey didn't pick up a win but allowed only one run over eight innings.
  • Mets SP Jeremy Hefner suffered a tough-luck loss, striking out eight while allowing two runs — one earned — over eight frames.
  • Marlins 2B Donovan Solano went 2-for-4 and drove in a game-tying run with an RBI single in a comeback win.
Pirates – 8 at 12 – Brewers
  • Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks went 3-for-5 with five RBI including his 2nd homer.
  • Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 4-for-5 with a home run, his 3rd of the year.
  • Brewers OF Carlos Gomez went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases.
  • Pirates OF Starling Marte went 3-for-5 with a home run, his 2nd of the year.
  • Brewers SP Marco Estrada allowed five runs over five innings in a no-decision.
  • Pirates SP James McDonald allowed seven runs over five innings in a loss.
  • Brewers SS Jean Segura hit his 3rd homer of the year.
  • Brewers 3B Yuniesky Betancourt hit his 6th bomb of the season.
Reds – 1 at 2 – Cardinals

Giants – 2 at 1 – Diamondbacks

  • Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth, his 4th of the season.
  • Giants SP Madison Bumgarner blanked the Diamondbacks for seven innings, allowing three hits.
  • Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill allowed one run in eight-plus innings Tuesday in a no-decision.
  • Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz took his fourth blown save and his first loss.
  • Giants RP Sergio Romo picked up his 10th save of the year.
Rockies – 2 at 6 – Dodgers
  • Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out 12 while allowing two runs in six innings in the win.
  • Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen pitched scoreless eighth and ninth innings.
  • Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa was lifted after allowing six runs in four innings.
  • Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez homered and doubled in his first start back from the disabled list.
Padres – 13 at 7 – Cubs

American League:

Astros  – 4 at 7 –  Yankees

  • Yankees SP Hiroki Kuroda tossed seven scoreless innings for the win.
  • Yankees RP Mariano Rivera got the final out for his 10th save of the year.
  • Astros 2B Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with two RBI.
  • Astros SP Phil Humber allowed four runs over six innings in the loss.
  • Yankees DH Travis Hafner went 3-for-4 with three RBI.
  • Astros DH Chris Carter hit his 6th homer of the year.
  • Yankees 1B Lyle Overbay hit his 4th bomb of the season.
Twins – 1 at 6 – Tigers
  • Tigers SP Justin Verlander held the Twins to one run over seven innings for the win.
  • Tigers 1B Prince Fielder belted his seventh home run of the season in the Tigers' win over the Twins on Tuesday.
  • Twins SP Vance Worley yielded six earned runs over 4 2/3 innings in the loss.
  • Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera hit his 4th homer of the year.
  • Tigers C Alex Avila hit his 3rd homerun of the season.
Rays – 2 at 8 – Royals
  • Rays SP Alex Cobb allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings in the loss.
  • Royals 3B Mike Moustakas went 2-for-3 with a home run, his 1st of the year.
  • Royals SP James Shields allowed only two runs in seven innings for the win.
  • Rays OF Matt Joyce went 2-for-4 with a home run in the Rays' loss to the Royals on Tuesday.
Angels – 6 at 10 – Athletics
  • Angels SP Garrett Richards allowed 8 hits and 7 runs in 5.2 innings while striking out four in the loss.
  • Athletics SP Jarrod Parker picked up the win allowing six hits and 3 runs over 6 innings in the win.
  • Angels 1B Mark Trumbo launced his 5th homer of the year.
  • Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with four RBI's and a run scored.
  • Angels OF Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with four RBI's and a run scored.
Orioles – 7 at 2 – Mariners 
  • Orioles SP Jason Hammel allowed two runs and seven hits over 5 innings while picking up the win.
  • Mariners SP Brandon Maurer gave up six hits and four runs over 4 innings while taking the loss.
  • Orioles OF Nate McLouth launched his 2nd homer of the year.
  • Mariners 1B Michael Morse blasted his 8th homerun of the season.
Red Sox – 7 at 9 – Blue Jays
  • Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion hit two home runs, numbers 8 and 9 of the year.
  • Red Sox DH David Ortiz went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI.
  • Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow allowed three runs over five innings.
  • Red Sox SP Jon Lester allowed six runs — five earned — over six innings.
  • Blue Jays RP Casey Janssen picked up his 7th save in 7 chances this season.
White Sox – 6 at 10 – Rangers
  • Rangers SP Yu Darvish allowed four runs in six innings for the win.
  • Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with two RBI.
  • Rangers OF Nelson Cruz launched his sixth home run of the year.
  • White Sox SP Jose Quintana allowed four runs in five innings, taking a no-decision.
  • Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre hit his 5th homer of the season.
Inter League:
Phillies – 2 at 14 – Indians 

Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Reds acquired INF/OF Mark Teahen from the Diamondbacks for cash or a player to be named later.
  • Diamondbacks signed OF/1B Juan Rivera to a minor league contract.
  • Dodgers signed LHP Aaron Laffey to a minor league contract.
  • Dodgers recalled RHP Javy Guerra from Triple-A Albuquerque.
  • Dodgers optioned RHP Josh Wall to Triple-A Albuquerque.
  • Braves recalled RHP David Carpenter from Triple-A Gwinnett.
  • Braves placed RHP Luis Ayala on the 15-day disabled list with anxiety disorder.
  • Pirates recalled RHP Bryan Morris from Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Pirates designated LHP Jonathan Sanchez for assignment.
  • Phillies designated OF Ezequiel Carrera for assignment.
  • Phillies activated OF Delmon Young from the 15-day disabled list.

American League:

  • Orioles designated C Luis Exposito for assignment.
  • Orioles activated RHP Steve Johnson from the 15-day disabled list, optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Orioles optioned LHP Zach Britton to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Orioles purchased the contract of C Chris Snyder from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Angels optioned LHP Michael Roth to Triple-A Salt Lake.
  • Angels purchased the contract of OF Scott Cousins from Triple-A Salt Lake.
  • Angels activated SS Erick Aybar from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Athletics recalled RHP Evan Scribner from Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Angels placed OF Peter Bourjos on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
  • Athletics optioned RHP Dan Straily to Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Mariners signed OF Corey Patterson to a minor league contract.
  • Rays activated DH Luke Scott from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Rays designated OF Shelley Duncan for assignment.
  • Yankees recalled INF Corban Joseph from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Yankees placed 3B/1B Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 28, with a lumbar spine sprain.
  • Orioles recalled RHP Zach Clark from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Indians released INF Matt Antonelli.
  • Indians SP Daisuke Matsuzaka has been placed on the 7-day disabled list with Triple-A Columbus due to an abdominal strain.
  • Red Sox activated RHP Joel Hanrahan from the 15-day disabled list.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Doctors have decided to keep the splint on Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill's fractured left hand after he was examined on Tuesday.
  • Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius passed all concussion tests Tuesday and has been cleared to resume baseball activities.
  • Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Springfield on Friday.
  • Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez (knee) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.
  • Pirates 2B Neil Walker (finger) fielded grounders and threw prior to Tuesday's game but is still unable to grip a bat.
  • Pirates OF Travis Snider (side) pronounced himself ready to play after going through a "nothing held back" workout prior to Tuesday's game.
  • Braves C Brian McCann (shoulder) expects to be activated from the disabled list on May 6 for the start of the Braves' series in Cincinnati.
  • Dodgers SP Ted Lilly will undergo an MRI on his back/neck area on Tuesday.
  • Cardinals RP Jason Motte (elbow) on Tuesday threw from a greater distance and with more intensity than he had in his previous games of catch.
  • Cubs 3B Ian Stewart (quad) is batting just .100/.275/.125 on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa.
  • Reds C Ryan Hanigan (oblique) took live batting practice Tuesday for the first time since hitting the disabled list.
  • An MRI taken Tuesday on Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton's injured right hamstring revealed a Grade 2 strain.
  • Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran (illness) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Reds.
  • Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) played catch at a distance of 60 feet Tuesday and reported feeling fine.
  • Nationals OF Jayson Werth (hamstring) is not in the Nationals' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Braves.
  • Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Potomac.
  • Dodgers SP Zack Greinke (collarbone) threw from a distance of 90 feet on Monday.
American League:

Notes and Rumors:

National League:

American League:
  • Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey will remain the Red Sox closer for now.
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