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Probable Pitchers for May 6, 2013

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Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

(16-15) Diamondbacks – 1 at 5 – Padres (13-18)

  • Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius went 2-for-3 with a home run in his return to the lineup.
  • Diamondbacks SP Ian Kennedy allowed five runs and three walks on five hits in 5 2/3 innings.
  • Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko hit a two run homer.
  • Padres SP Edinson Volquez allowed one run on four hits in 6 2/3 innings.
(18-14) Reds – 7 at 4 – Cubs (11-20)
(10-22) Marlins – 14 at 2 – Phillies (14-18)

(17-15) Nationals – 6 at 2 – Pirates (17-14)

  • Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez allowed two earned runs in six innings for the win.
  • Pirates OF Starling Marte hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning.
  • Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa hit his 3rd homer of the year while 1B Tyler Moore hit his 1st.
  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez allowed three runs and six hits over 6 innings while striking out seven in the loss.
(12-16) Mets – 4 at 9 – Braves (18-12)
  • Braves SP Tim Hudson allowed three runs in 7 1/3 innings for the win.
  • Mets SP Jon Niese was hammered for seven earned runs over four innings.
  • Mets 3B David Wright finished 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI.
  • Braves 1B Freddie Freeman hit his 2nd homer of the year.
(20-11) Cardinals – 10 at 1 – Brewers (14-16)
  • Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia allowed just one run over eight innings in a four-game series sweep in Milwaukee.
  • Brewers SP Marco Estrada was lit up for eight earned runs over 3 1/3 innings.
  • Cardinals OF Matt Holliday went 2-for-3 with three RBI's, three runs scored and a homerun.
  • Cardinals 1B Allen Craig went 2-for-5 with four RBI's and a run scored.
(13-17) Dodgers – 3 at 4 – Giants (19-12)
  • Giants SP Matt Cain allowed just one run on five hits over 7 1/3 innings for the win, his 1st of the year.
  • Giants OF Hunter Pence went 2-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI's.
  • Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu struggled allowing four runs on eight hits over six innings for his second loss of the season.
  • Dodgers SS Dee Gordon knocked in a run and stole his 3rd base of the season in 3 tries.

American League:

(13-14) Twins  – 4 at 2 –  Indians (14-14)

  • Twins SP Mike Pelfrey had his strongest start of the season, spinning six innings of one-run ball while striking out seve.
  • Indians SP Corey Kluber labored through 5 2/3 innings, yielding three runs on five hits and four walks in a loss.
  • Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe belted a two-run homer.
  • Indians C Carlos Santana singled and launched a solo homer.
(18-14) Athletics – 5 at 4 – Yankees (18-12)
  • Athletics SP Dan Straily wasn't sharp over 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs, but he escaped with a no-decision.
  • Athletics RP Grant Balfour converted his fifth save of the season with a scoreless inning.
  • Yankees SP Andy Pettitte struggled for the second straight start, allowing four runs — three earned — on four hits and four walks over five frames.
  • Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson's solo shot in the eighth inning lifted the Athletics to a victory.
  • Yankees OF Ichiro Suzuki doubled in a run and also added a single and a walk.
(15-18) Mariners – 2 at 10 – Blue Jays (11-21)
  • Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow allowed two runs in eight innings for the win.
  • Mariners SP Joe Saunders was shelled for seven earned runs over five innings.
  • Blue Jays OF Emilio Bonifacio finally stole his 1st base of the season and ended up stealing another later in the game.
  • Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera went 3-for-4 and hit his 1st homer of the year.
(20-11) Red Sox – 3 at 4 – Rangers (20-11)
  • Red Sox SP Jon Lester gave up five hits and three runs over 6 innings in a no decision.
  • Rangers SP Yu Darvish allowed four hits and three runs while striking out fourteen over 7 innings in a no decision.
  • OF Nelson Cruz and 1B Mitch Moreland hit homers for the Rangers.
  • Red Sox DH David Ortiz and C David Ross launched homeruns in a loss.
  • Rangers RP Joe Nathan picked up his 1st win of the season in relief.
(19-11) Tigers – 9 at 0 – Astros (8-24)
  • Astros SP Phil Humber was shelled for eight runs in just four innings of work in a loss.
  • Tigers OF Andy Dirks went 4-for-4 with a home run.
  • Tigers SP Justin Verlander threw seven scoreless innings for the win.
  • Tigers 1B Price Fielder went 3-for-5 with four RBI's, a run scored and a homer.
(19-13) Orioles – 8 at 4 – Angels (11-20) 
  • Angels RP Jerome Williams gave up five runs and lasted just 4 1/3 innings.
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado went 1-for-4 with a home run.
  • Orioles SP Jason Hammel allowed four runs on nine hits over six innings for the win.
  • Orioles SS J.J. Hardy blasted his 5th homer of the season.
  • Angels OF Mike Trout had a nice day going 2-for-5 with a homer, two runs scored and a stolen base.
(12-17) White Sox – 5 at 6 – Royals (17-10)  (10 Innings)
  • Royals OF Alex Gordon hit a walkoff RBI single in the extra-innings win.
  • White Sox SP Jose Quintana went 5 innings allowing six hits and three runs in a no decision.
  • Royals SP Wade Davis pitched well giving up just one run over six strong innings in a no decision.
  • Royals RP Greg Holland picked up his 1st win of the year in relief.
  • White Sox OF Alex Rios smashed his 7th homer of the season.
Inter League:
(14-16) Rays – 8 at 3 – Rockies (18-13)

Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Braves optioned INF Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett.
  • Padres activated RHP Tyson Ross from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Padres placed LHP Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list with an intestinal virus.
  • Rockies activated RHP Jhoulys Chacin from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Rockies optioned RHP Tyler Chatwood to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Rockies activated 1B Todd Helton from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Rockies optioned INF Ryan Wheeler to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Marlins sent INF Nick Green outright to Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Marlins recalled C Kyle Skipworth from Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Marlins placed OF Austin Kearns on the bereavement list.
  • Padres activated 3B/OF James Darnell from the 15-day disabled list, optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Brewers signed RHP Tim Dillard to a minor league contract.

American League:

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Braves C Brian McCann (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list Monday against the Reds.
  • Phillies SP Roy Halladay is likely headed to the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury.
  • Braves 3B Juan Francisco (ankle) reported improvement Sunday but is not yet ready to play.
  • The Pirates will slow down SP Charlie Morton's (elbow) rehab after he was diagnosed with tightness in his right shoulder and upper back.
  • Nationals OF Jayson Werth reported improvement with his right hamstring Sunday and is hoping to return to the lineup on Tuesday following Monday's off day.
American League:

Notes and Rumors:

National League:

  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper was ejected from Sunday's game against the Pirates for arguing a checked-swing call.
American League:


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