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Probable Pitchers for May 2, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

(14-14) Nationals – 2 at 0 – Braves (17-10)
  • Nationals RP Rafael Soriano recorded his eighth save of the year with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
  • Nationals SS Ian Desmond delivered a two-run homer, the only runs of the game.
  • Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann allowed just two hits over 8 scoreless innings for the win.
  • Braves SP Paul Maholm took a tough loss, allowing just two runs over eight innings.
(11-15) Mets – 7 at 6 – Marlins (8-20)
  • Mets 3B David Wright went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and three runs scored.
  • Mets RP Bobby Parnell needed just seven pitches to throw a perfect ninth inning for his 3rd save.
  • Mets SP Dillon Gee got the win despite allowing four runs in five innings.
  • Marlins SP Wade LeBlanc was charged with four runs in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Mets OF Pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin delivered a three-run homer, his 2nd of the year.
(16-12) Pirates – 6 at 4 – Brewers (14-12)
  • Pirates 2B Brandon Inge went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead single in the top of the eighth.
  • Pirates RP Jeanmar Gomez pitched four innings and allowed three runs — two earned.
  • Pirates RP Mark Melancon recorded his 10th hold by pitching a scoreless eighth. Melancon's ERA now stands at 0.60.
  • Pirates RP Jason Grilli notched his 11th save with a scoreless ninth.
  • Brewers SP Hiram Burgos pitched seven innings of two-run ball.
  • Brewers RP John Axford surrendered four runs — three earned — in two-thirds of an inning to take a blown save and a loss in the eighth inning.
(15-14) Reds – 2 at 4 – Cardinals (16-11)
  • Cardinals SP Lance Lynn became the National League's first five-game winner after pitching seven innings of one-run ball.
  • Cardinals RP Edward Mujica gave up a homer, but it didn't stop him from picking up his sixth save.
  • Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI from the sixth spot in the order.
  • Reds 2B Brandon Phillips was the Reds offense, going 2-for-4 with a solo homer and an RBI double.

(16-12) Giants – 9 at 6 – Diamondbacks (15-13)

  • Giants SP Tim Lincecum gave up ten hits and five runs over 5 innings in a no decision.
  • Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy gave up eight hits and four runs over 6 innings in a no decision.
  • Giants OF Angel Pagan went 2-for4 with a homer, two RBI's and three runs scored.
  • Giants RP Sergio Romo collected his 11th save in 12 chances.
  • Giants OF Hunter Pence went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored.
  • Diamondbacks SS Cliff Pennington went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI's.
(17-11) Rockies – 7 at 3 – Dodgers (13-14)
  • Rockies SP Juan Nicasio allowed five hits and three runs over 4 innings in a no decision.
  • Dodgers SP Josh Beckett gave up five hits and four earned runs over 4 innings in the loss.
  • Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez hit his 3rd homer of the year.
  • Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with two RBI's a run scored and two walks.
  • Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-4 with two RBI's and a run scored.
  • Rockies 1B Michael Cuddyer went 2-for-4 with two RBI's a run scored and a walk.
(10-17) Padres – 2 at 6 – Cubs (11-16)
  • Cubs SP Scott Feldman struck out 12 batters while giving up just 2 earned runs in a complete game win.
  • Padres 3B Chase Headley hit his third home run of the season.
  • Cubs SS Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
  • Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko hit his 1st homer of the year.
  • Padres RP Andrew Cashner lasted only four innings, allowing five runs — four earned in the loss.

American League:

(8-20) Astros – 4 at 5 – Yankees (17-10)

  • Yankees 2B Robinson Cano launched his eighth home run of the season.
  • Yankees RP David Phelps gave up eight hits and four runs in 5 2/3 innings in a no decision.
  • Astros SP Erik Bedard surrendered four earned runs over four innings in a no decision.
  • Yankees OF Brett Gardner came off the bench and stole two bases.
  • Yankees OF Ben Francisco launched his 1st homer of the year.
  • Astros 1B Carlos Pena went 2-for-3 with an RBI, run scored and a walk.
(12-12) Twins – 6 at 2 – Tigers (15-11)
  • Twins OF Chris Parmelee had a solo homer and an RBI single.
  • Twins SP Scott Diamond yielded two runs and four hits in six innings for the win.
  • Tigers RP Bruce Rondon retired just one of the five batters he faced and was charged with two runs.
  • Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez allowed five hits and three runs while striking out nine over 6 innings in the loss.
  • Twins 1B Justin Morneau went 2-for-5 with two RBI's and a run scored.
(12-15) Rays – 8 at 9 – Royals (15-10)
  • Rays DH Luke Scott went 3-for-3 with a home run.
  • Rays OF Ben Zobrist went 2-for-5 with a home run.
  • Royals OF Lorenzo Cain had his second-straight two-hit night in helping the Royals beat the Rays on Wednesday.
  • Royals DH Billy Butler went 3-for-5.
  • Rays OF Matt Joyce hit his 4th homerun in his last 5 games.
  • Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson turned in his second-straight subpar outing, surrendering four runs over five innings.
  • Royals RP Greg Holland notched his 7th save of the year.
  • Royals SP Luis Mendoza allowed six runs in four innings but took a no-decision.
(10-17) Angels – 5 at 4 – Athletics (16-13)
  • Angels SP C.J. Wilson gave up just six hits and two runs over 6.1 innings for the win.
  • Athletics SP Tommy Milone gave up seven hits and four runs while striking out ten over 7 innings in the loss.
  • Angels 2B Howie Kendrick went 3-for-4 and hit his 4th homer of the year.
  • Angels OF Mark Trumbo hit his 6th homer of the year. Trumbo has homered each of the last 3 games.
  • Angels OF Mike Trout launched his 3rd homerun of the season.
  • Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with an RBI, run scored and two walks.
(16-12) Orioles – 3 at 8 – Mariners (13-17)
  • Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen was rocked giving up eight hits and five runs in just 4 innings in the loss.
  • Mariners SP Aaron Harang pitched well giving up just four hits and two earned runs over 6 innings for his 1st win of the year.
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado blasted his 3rd homer of the year.
  • Mariners OF Mike Morse launched his 9th bomb of the season.
  • Mariners DH Kendrys Morales went 3-for-5 with three RBI's and two runs scored.
  • Mariners OF Michael Saunders went 3-for-5 with and RBI, three runs scored, and a stolen base.
(19-8) Red Sox – 10 at 1 – Blue Jays (10-18)
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz pitched seven shutout innings while picking up his 6th win of the season.
  • Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli hit two home runs and tallied four RBI.
  • Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle had another rough outing, allowing five runs in 6 2/3 innings in the loss.
  • Red Sox OF Daniel Nava went 2-for-5 with a home run, his 5th of the year.
  • Red Sox 1B Mike Carp hit his 2nd homer of the year.
  • Red Sox SS Stephen Drew went 3-for-5 and launched his 1st jack of the season.
(11-15) White Sox – 5 at 2 – Rangers (17-10)
  • White Sox SP Chris Sale allowed two runs over seven innings to pick up his third win of the season.
  • White Sox RP Addison Reed recorded his ninth save of the season, working a scoreless ninth inning.
  • Rangers OF Jeff Baker hit his third home run of the season and his second in as many day.
  • White Sox OF Alejandro De Aza doubled and homered, driving in two runs.
  • White Sox 3B Conor Gillaspie hit his 3rd homer of the year.
  • Rangers SP Nick Tepesch allowed five runs in 6 2/3 innings in the loss.
Inter League:
(12-16) Phillies – 0 at 6 – Indians (12-13)
  • Indians SP Trevor Bauer picked up a win as he held the Phillies scoreless over five frames despite six walks.
  • Phillies SP Cliff Lee didn't have his best stuff against his former team, allowing five runs — four earned — on nine hits and two walks in a loss.
  • Indians OF Ryan Raburn stayed white-hot, going 4-for-5 with a pair of RBI.
  • Phillies C Carlos Ruiz was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
  • Indians C Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and raised his average to .395 on the year.
  • Indians OF Michael Brantley went 3-for-5 with a run scored.
  • Indians OF Drew Stubbs went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Brewers optioned OF Khris Davis to Triple-A Nashville.
  • Marlins SS Nick Green will be designated for assignment prior to Thursday's game in order to clear a roster spot for Adeiny Hechavarria (elbow).
  • Marlins OF Matt Diaz is expected to be called up prior to Thursday's game.
  • X-rays on Nationals OF Jayson Werth's left ankle came back negative.
  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a bruised left side.
  • Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) said after Wednesday's rehab game with High-A Potomac that he will be activated from the disabled list on Friday.
  • Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann held the Braves scoreless for eight innings.

American League:

  • Astros SP Jordan Lyles will be promoted from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start Thursday against the Tigers.
  • Mariners recalled LHP Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Mariners optioned RHP Blake Beavan to Triple-A Tacoma.
  • White Sox recalled RHP Brian Omogrosso from Triple-A Charlotte.
  • White Sox optioned LHP Donnie Veal to Triple-A Charlotte.
  • Indians optioned LHP Nick Hagadone to Triple-A Columbus.
  • Indians recalled RHP Trevor Bauer from Triple-A Columbus.
  • Angels recalled RHP Ryan Brasier from Triple-A Salt Lake.
  • Athletics purchased the contract of C/1B/DH Luke Montz from Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Athletics recalled RHP Dan Straily from Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Athletics placed LHP Brett Anderson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 30, with a sprained right ankle.
  • Athletics placed OF Coco Crisp on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 30, with a left hamstring strain.
  • Astros RP Dallas Keuchel is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Tigers recalled RHP Jose Ortega from Triple-A Toledo.
  • Tigers placed LHP Phil Coke on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 26, with a left groin strain.
  • Tigers activated OF Avisail Garcia from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Toledo.
  • Angels optioned LHP Nick Maronde to Double-A Arkansas.
  • Yankees transferred C Francisco Cervelli from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Yankees acquired INF Chris Nelson from the Rockies in exchange for cash or player to be named later.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Braves SS Paul Janish (shoulder) recently strained a side muscle while diving for a ball during his rehab assignment.
  • Cubs SP Matt Garza (lat, arm) is scheduled to make at least three more minor league rehab starts.
  • Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (arm) tossed a free and easy bullpen session on Wednesday at Turner Field.
  • Nationals prospect right-hander Lucas Giolito (elbow) has thrown three bullpen sessions.
  • Pirates SP Jeff Karstens (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a simulated game Friday.
  • The Pirates could place 2B Neil Walker (finger) on the disabled list if he doesn't make progress by Friday.
  • Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday that SP Charlie Morton (elbow) is on track to be activated around May 14.
  • Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday that SP Francisco Liriano (arm) is on track to make his season debut on May 11 against the Mets.
  • Reds SP Johnny Cueto (lat) is scheduled to make his first minor league rehab start Friday with Double-A Pensacola.
American League:
  • Rangers SP Matt Harrison recently had a setback with his back that required an additional surgery on Wednesday.
  • Angels 3B Alberto Callaspo (calf) went 2-for-4 with a home run on Wednesday afternoon at High-A Inland Empire.
  • Indians OF Michael Bourn (finger) has not been cleared to take live batting practice.
  • Indians 1B Nick Swisher (shoulder) is out of the Indians' lineup Wednesday for a second straight game.
  • White Sox 2B Jeff Keppinger (back) has been cleared to return to Chicago's starting lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.
  • Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson (triceps) is on track to make his next scheduled start, Friday against the Mariners.
  • An MRI taken Wednesday on Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey's sore back and neck showed no structural damage.
  • Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) believes he'll be ready to return from the disabled list when he's first eligible.
  • Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (forearm) took two at-bats Wednesday in an extended spring training game.
  • Angels RP Scott Downs has been diagnosed with an injury to his right side.
  • Yankees RP David Robertson tweaked something around his left knee during an appearance Wednesday.
  • Angels SP Jered Weaver (elbow) threw on flat ground from up to 100 feet on Wednesday.

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