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Probable Pitchers for May 5, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin allowed one run in seven innings and struck out seven for the win.
- Padres SP Clayton Richard dropped to 0-4 after giving up seven runs — five earned — in 3 2/3 innings.
- Diamondbacks OF A.J. Pollock homered, doubled in two runs, walked and stole a base.
- Padres OF Carlos Quentin, playing on a sore knee, went 0-for-2 with a walk before coming out.
- OF Shin-Soo Choo hit his fifth home run of the season and the Reds rallied from a two-run deficit.
- Reds RP Aroldis Chapman rebounded nicely from his rough Friday outing, pitching a scoreless ninth inning to earn his seventh save of the season.
- Reds SP Tony Cingrani had mixed results in a no-decision, allowing four runs on just three hits and a walk over six innings.
- After being handed a 4-2 lead, Cubs RP Carlos Marmol imploded in the eighth inning, surrendering three runs without recording an out.
- Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano clubbed a pair of two-run homers in a losing effort.
- Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija pitched well in a no-decision, allowing just one run on four hits over six frames.
- Marlins SP Jose Fernandez yielded just one hit over seven scoreless innings.
- Phillies SP Cole Hamels held the Marlins to two runs over eight innings, but took his fourth loss.
- Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna hit his first career major league home run.
- Marlins RP Steve Cishek picked up his 4th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.
(16-15) Nationals – 5 at 4 – Pirates (17-13)
- Giants C Guillermo Quiroz hit a walkoff homer in the bottom of the 10th.
- Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong surrendered seven runs in 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
- Dodgers SP Matt Magill was lit up for five runs in 1 1/3 innings.
- Dodgers RP Brandon League took his first loss after giving up a walkoff homer in his second inning of work.
- Dodgers SS Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple and two steals in his season debut.
(12-14) Twins – 3 at 7 – Indians (14-13)
- Indians 1B Nick Swisher (shoulder) returned to the Indians' lineup with a bang, smashing a first-inning solo home run.
- Indians SP Scott Kazmir earned his first victory since the 2010 season, allowing just two runs on five hits over six innings of work.
- Twins OF Aaron Hicks hit his first major league home run.
- Twins SP Kevin Correia struggled in a losing effort, surrendering four runs on six hits over five innings of work.
- Yankees 1B Lyle Overbay swatted his fifth home run of the young season.
- Yankees SP Phil Hughes was outstanding, scattering four hits and a pair of walks over eight scoreless innings and amassing nine strikeouts.
- Athletics DH Seth Smith had a nice day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
- Athletics SP Bartolo Colon turned in a decent performance, surrendering three runs on six hits over his 5 1/3 innings.
- Mariners 2B Dustin Ackley smashed a grand slam off R.A. Dickey.
- Mariners OF Michael Saunders blasted a pair of home runs, aiding in the thrashing of R.A. Dickey.
- Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma cruised to an easy victory, surrendering just one run on five hits over his seven innings of work.
- SS Munenori Kawasaki's seventh-inning sacrifice fly plated the Blue Jays' lone run.
- Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey turned in another disappointing performance, allowing seven runs on six hits over six innings.
- Rangers OF Craig Gentry hit his first home run and drove in three runs.
- Rangers RP Joe Nathan pitched a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a win.
- Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler hit his sixth home run of the season.
- Rangers SP Alexi Ogando allowed one run in six innings to get the win.
- Red Sox SP John Lackey allowed three runs in five innings.
- Rays SP David Price was knocked around giving up eleven hits and nine runs over 6.2 innings in the loss.
- Rockies SP Jon Garland gave up three runs and seven hits over 5 innings for his 3rd win of the year.
- Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a homerun and three runs scored.
- Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki went 3-for-3 with three RBI's while raising his average to .341.
- Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado smashed his first career grand slam.
- Rays 1B James Loney went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored.
- Dodgers recalled SS Dee Gordon from Triple-A Albuquerque.
- Dodgers placed SS Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.
- Diamondbacks activated SS Didi Gregorius from the 7-day disabled list.
- Diamondbacks optioned OF Alfredo Marte to Triple-A Reno.
- CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers will call up SS Dee Gordon from Triple-A Albuquerque.
- Reds signed OF Joe Mather to a minor league contract; assigned him to Double-A Pensacola.
- Blue Jays sent RHP Justin Germano outright to Triple-A Buffalo.
- Orioles sent C Luis Exposito outright to Triple-A Norfolk.
- Orioles purchased the contract of RHP Freddy Garcia from Triple-A Norfolk.
- Orioles designated RHP Zach Clark for assignment.
- Athletics recalled OF Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento.
- Athletics placed OF Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 30, with a strained left quad.
- The Dodgers are hopeful SP Zack Greinke (collarbone) can return to the rotation in two or three weeks after his successful bullpen session on Saturday.
- Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) could be cleared to throw off a mound next week.
- Braves RP Cristhian Martinez (shoulder) still doesn't have a timetable for his return.
- Cubs RP Kyuji Fujikawa (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment Sunday at Triple-A Iowa.
- Reds C Ryan Hanigan (oblique) is expected to begin a rehab assignment next week.
- Giants OF Angel Pagan left Saturday's game with a right hamstring strain.
- Nationals OF Denard Span (foot) said there's a "good chance" he's back in the Nationals lineup on Sunday afternoon.
- Rangers SP Colby Lewis (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment this week after throwing 27 pitches in an extended spring training start on Saturday.
- White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment Monday.
- Angels SP Jered Weaver (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session next week.
- Indians RP Vinnie Pestano is day-to-day with a sore right elbow.
- Blue Jays SP Ricky Romero underwent x-rays on his left forearm after leaving in the fourth inning of Friday's loss to the Mariners.
- Orioles 1B Chris Davis (knee) said he hopes to be back in the Orioles' lineup on Tuesday.
- Rays SS Yunel Escobar is day-to-day with a left hand contusion.
- White Sox SP Jake Peavy (back) will not start for the White Sox on Monday afternoon against the Royals.
Notes and Rumors:
- Marlins OF Austin Kearns has been excused from the Marlins for a few days because of a private family matter.
- MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports that Rockies SP Juan Nicasio could be sent down to Triple-A Colorado.