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Probable Pitchers for May 14, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
- Cardinals SP Lance Lynn improved to 6-1 after allowing three runs and four hits in seven innings.
- Cardinals OF Matt Holliday went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run homer.
- Mets 2B Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a two-run double.
- Mets C John Buck went a seventh straight game without an RBI, finishing 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a walk.
(16-20) Brewers – 5 at 1 – Pirates (21-17)
- Working on seven days' rest, Brewers SP Marco Estrada allowed one run and three hits over seven innings to earn his third win.
- Brewers OF Norichika Aoki finished 3-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and two steals.
- Brewers SS Jean Segura went 3-for-5 with an RBI and three steals.
- Pirates SP A.J. Burnett went 7 innings giving up three earned runs and seven hits in the loss.
- In his return to Arizona, Braves OF Justin Upton launched his MLB-leading 13th homer while driving in two.
- Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley wore down in the desert, surrendering seven runs in the fifth and sixth innings.
- Braves SP Mike Minor picked up the win giving up just one run over 6.2 innings.
- Braves got homers from 3B Chris Johnson and C Brian McCann.
- Arizona 1B Paul Goldschmidt nailed his 10th homer of the year while driving in his 31 run, which is tied for the National League lead.
- Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez allowed two runs in seven innings and striking out eight for the win.
- Tigers OF Andy Dirks went 3-for-4 and hit his first career grand slam.
- Tigers DH Victor Martinez hit a two-run homer off Bud Norris.
- Astros SP Bud Norris was lit up for seven earned runs and nine hits over 5 innings.
- Twins SP Pedro Hernandez recorded a win by surrendering three runs in 5 1/3 innings.
- White Sox RP Hector Santiago took a loss after allowing six runs — three earned — in 5 2/3 innings.
- Twins 1B Justin Morneau drove in four runs with three hits, two of them doubles.
- Twins OF Aaron Hicks hit his second and third homers off Hector Santiago.
- White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored.
- Angels SP Joe Blanton gave up seven earned runs over 4 2/3 innings.
- Royals SS Alcides Escobar went 3-for-5 with a double, stolen base, two runs scored and an RBI.
- Royals RP Luke Hochevar twirled three innings of one-run ball to record his first career save.
- Royals DH Billy Butler had an extraordinary night at the plate going 5-for-5 with five RBI and two runs scored.
- Royals OF Jarrod Dyson had a nice night going 2-for-6 with an RBI, run scored and stolen base.
- Royals OF Lorenzo Cain and C Salvador Perez both drove in a pair.
- Angels got RBI's from OF J.B. Shuck, 1B Albert Pujols, DH Mark Trumbo and C Chris Iannetta.
- Yankees SP Vidal Nuno pitched well in a spot start appearance shutting out the Indians over 5 innings for the win.
- Indians SP Trevor Bauer was solid in his spot start allowing two earned runs and six hits over 6.1 innings in a loss.
- Yankees OF Vernon Wells went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.
- Yankees 1B Lyle Overbay drove in two RBI and scored a run.
- Athletics 1B Brandon Moss went 1-for-3 with a walk and a home run.
- Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes hit his 7th homer of the year.
- Rangers SP Justin Grimm was bombed for five earned runs over five innings in his second consecutive start.
- Athletics SP A.J. Griffin stuck out eight in firing seven innings of one-run ball for the win.
- Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland smacked his 7th dinger of the year.
- Dodgers prospect third baseman Corey Seager was placed on the 7-day disabled list on Friday with Low-A Great Lakes due to a hamstring injury.
- Mets transferred RHP Jenrry Mejia from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
- Mets signed OF Rick Ankiel to a one-year contract.
- Mets optioned OF Andrew Brown to Triple-A Las Vegas.
- Pirates activated 2B Neil Walker from the 15-day disabled list.
- Pirates optioned INF Jordy Mercer to Triple-A Indianapolis.
- Giants recalled 1B Brett Pill from Triple-A Fresno.
- Giants optioned OF Francisco Peguero to Triple-A Fresno.
- Twins SP Liam Hendriks has been placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Rochester due to a sore right elbow.
- Orioles optioned LHP Michael Belfiore to Triple-A Norfolk.
- Yankees recalled RHP Brett Marshall from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
- Yankees optioned OF Brennan Boesch to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
- Rays signed RHP Cory Wade to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Durham.
- Tigers recalled OF Avisail Garcia from Triple-A Toledo.
- Tigers placed OF Austin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
- Indians recalled RHP Trevor Bauer from Triple-A Columbus.
- Yankees recalled INF Corban Joseph from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
- Indians purchased the contract of LHP David Huff from Triple-A Columbus.
- Indians optioned 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to Triple-A Columbus.
- Nationals OF Bryce Harper received 11 stitches as the result of running in the fence on Monday night, but did not suffer a concussion.
- Braves OF B.J. Upton left Monday's game against the Diamondbacks with a left shoulder contusion.
- Dodgers 3B Jerry Hairston Jr. (groin) could begin a rehab assignment this weekend.
- Dodgers 2B Mark Ellis (quad) could begin a rehab assignment as soon as this weekend.
- Dodgers SP Ted Lilly (rib cage) is likely to begin a rehab assignment this week.
- Nationals OF Jayson Werth (hamstring) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with High-A Potomac later this week.
- Pirates SP Jeff Karstens (shoulder) is slated to throw 50 pitches over three innings in a rehab start with High-A Bradenton on Monday.
- There remains no timetable for Pirates SP James McDonald's (shoulder) return.
- Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill was not cleared to resume activities Monday after a doctor determined that his left hand had not healed sufficiently.
- Cubs SP Matt Garza (lat) could rejoin the Cubs' rotation after Thursday's rehab start with Triple-A Iowa.
- Braves OF Jason Heyward (appendectomy) could be activated from the disabled list on Friday.
- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the club is undecided on where SP Zack Greinke (collarbone) will start on Wednesday.
- Mets RP Frank Francisco has been diagnosed with a mild strain of the flexor pronator in his right elbow.
- Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) will visit Dr. James Andrews on Thursday.
- Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer will receive an epidural injection for his neck issue.
- A source told Andy Martino of the New York Daily News that Mets SP Jon Niese has been pitching through a neck injury.
- Dodgers RP Scott Elbert (elbow) is scheduled to make another rehab appearance Monday at High-A Rancho Cucamonga.
- Angels OF Josh Hamilton left Monday's game in the seventh inning complaining of lightheadedness.
- Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes left Monday's game against the Rangers with a stomach illness.
- Angels RP Sean Burnett (forearm) is expected to resume throwing from a mound later this week.
- Astros SP Bud Norris (back) will be re-evaluated Tuesday before the Astros determine whether he'll have to miss a start.
- Astros 2B Jose Altuve (jaw) told Astros manager Bo Porter that he would be ready to play on Tuesday.
- Athletics OF Chris Young felt some soreness in his left quad during an extended spring training game and is unlikely to be activated on Wednesday as originally hoped
- Athletics OF Coco Crisp (hamstring) had a great day of running Monday and could be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.
- Angels manager Mike Scioscia said SS Erick Aybar (hamstring) will be back in the lineup on Tuesday.
- White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham (hand) will begin taking batting practice on Wednesday or Thursday.
- Rangers SP Colby Lewis (elbow, triceps) has been given an anti-inflammatory injection and hopes to resume his rehab assignment early next week.
- White Sox manager Robin Ventura confirmed that SP John Danks (shoulder) will make at least one more rehab start.
- Athletics SP Brett Anderson said he had no issues with his right ankle during a rehab start with Double-A Midland on Sunday.
- Athletics OF Josh Reddick admitted Monday that it's possible he'll need surgery on his ailing right wrist.
- Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Monday that SP Wei-Yin Chen (oblique) will likely be placed on the disabled list.
- Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (forearm) will play a fifth rehab game Monday night with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
- Orioles RP Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow) is scheduled to make his first minor league rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Norfolk.
- Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (ribs) has been cleared to return to the Red Sox lineup on Tuesday against the Rays.
Notes and Rumors:
- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said RP Brandon League is still the team's closer "for now."
- Mets general manager Sandy Alderson denied a report that SP Zack Wheeler is being held at Triple-A due to his arbitration clock.
- Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that 2B Daniel Murphy could lose playing time to Jordany Valdespin at second base if he continues to struggle.
- Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that OF Rick Ankiel and OF Juan Lagares will platoon in center field.
- Reds SP Tony Cingrani said Monday that he "wouldn't be surprised" if he gets sent back to Triple-A Louisville.
- Tigers OF Avisail Garcia is not on the travel roster for Triple-A Toledo and is likely headed to D