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Probable Pitchers for May 22, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

(29-16) Cardinals – 10 at 2 – Padres (21-24) 
  • Cardinals 2B Daniel Descalso went 3-for-3 with his first career grand slam and an RBI double.
  • Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored.
  • Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright allowed one run and four hits in 7 1/3 innings to pick up his sixth win.
  • Padres SP Edinson Volquez allowed five runs and eight hits in 6 innings for the loss.
  • Padres RP Anthony Bass was charged with four runs in his second inning of work.
  • Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko went 3-for-4 with an RBI.

(28-18) Reds – 4 at 0 – Mets (17-26)

  • Reds SP Mike Leake was scoreless over seven innings.
  • Reds 1B Joey Votto extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single.
  • Mets SP Jonathon Niese allowed three runs — none earned — through six innings.
  • Reds C Devin Mesoraco hit his second home run of the season and drove in two runs.
(22-24) Phillies – 7 at 3 – Marlins (13-33)
  • Phillies 1B Ryan Howard returned to the lineup going 3-for-5 with three RBI.
  • Phillies OF Ben Revere went 3-for-5 with a double hitting in the 2-hole.
  • Marlins SP Jose Fernandez allowed just one run over five innings, taking a no-decision.
  • Phillies SP Tyler Cloyd allowed two runs over seven innings.
(18-26) Dodgers – 2 at 5 – Brewers (18-26)
  • Brewers RP Jim Henderson earned his ninth save of the season.
  • Dodgers SP Zack Greinke allowed five earned runs in four innings.
  • Brewers SP Hiram Burgos allowed two runs and six hits over 3.1 innings in a no decision.
  • Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored.
  • Dodgers 2B Skip Schumaker went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
(26-20) Diamondbacks – 4 at 5 – Rockies (25-21) (10 innings)

  • Diamondbacks SP Ian Kennedy gave up three runs and seven hits over 6 innings in a no decision.
  • Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin went 6.1 innings allowing three runs and three hits in a no decision.
  • Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
  • Rockies C Wilin Rosario went 2-for-4 and knocked in the winning run in the 10th inning.
(23-23) Nationals – 2 at 4 – Giants (26-20) (10 innings)
  • Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval hit a walkoff homer off Yunesky Maya in the 10th inning.
  • Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg pitched seven innings of one-run ball, striking out seven, in a no-decision.
  • Nationals RP Rafael Soriano took his third blown save after giving up a run in the ninth.
  • Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa went hitless in a fourth straight game, leaving him with a .159 average in 139 at-bats.
(18-26) Cubs – 4 at 5 – Pirates (27-18)
  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez registered another quality start, allowing three runs over six frames.
  • Cubs SP Matt Garza was scoreless in his season debut allowing one hit and three walks over five innings.
  • Pirates OF Travis Snider launched a pinch-hit grand slam.
  • Cubs 2B Darwin Barney went 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

American League:

(24-19) Tigers – 5 at 1 – Indians (26-18) 
  • Tigers SP Max Scherzer dominated over eight innings, giving up only two hits while striking out seven and allowing one run.
  • Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera hit his 12th home run of the season.
  • Indians SP Corey Kluber allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings.
  • Tigers OF Andy Dirks went 2-for-5 with a home run.
(23-21) Rays – 4 at 3 – Blue Jays (18-26)
  • Rays OF Kelly Johnson hit his eighth home run of the season.
  • Rays SP Alex Cobb went 6 1/3 innings, allowing just one run.
  • Blue Jays OF Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run.
  • Rays RP Fernando Rodney recorded five outs to pick up his ninth save of the season.
(24-22) Athletics – 1 at 0 – Rangers (29-17)
  • Athletics SP Dan Straily was scoreless over seven innings allowing just two hits.
  • Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes hit his ninth homer of the year.
  • Rangers SP Yu Darvish allowed just one run over six innings but took the loss.
  • Athletics RP Grant Balfour pitched a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the win.
(27-19) Red Sox – 1 at 3 – White Sox (21-23) 
  • White Sox RP Addison Reed picked up his 16th save.
  • White Sox OF Alex Rios went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
  • Red Sox SP Felix Doubront allowed two runs over six innings but took the loss.
  • White Sox SP Jose Quintana was scoreless through 6 1/3 innings and allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out five.
(21-21) Royals – 7 at 3 – Astros (13-33)

  • Astros OF Jimmy Paredes went 3-for-3 with his first home run of the season.
  • Royals OF Alex Gordon went 3-for-4 with a run scored.
  • Royals 1B Eric Hosmer went 2-for-5 with two runs scored.
  • Royals SP Wade Davis allowed three runs over five innings but escaped with a no-decision.
(28-17) Yankees – 2 at 3 – Orioles (24-21) (10 innings)
  • Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez made up for lost time in his return from the disabled list, allowing two runs over seven frames in a 3-2 win.
  • Yankees SP Phil Hughes allowed two runs over six innings but left with a no-decision.
  • Orioles OF Chris Dickerson had an infield single and a pair of solo homers.
  • Yankees DH Travis Hafner had a pair of RBI singles.
(20-25) Mariners – 0 at 12 – Angels (17-27) 
  • Angels OF Mike Trout homered in the eighth inning to complete his first cycle.
  • Angels SP Jerome Williams blanked the Mariners for eight innings.
  • Mariners SP Aaron Harang was lit up for seven runs in 3 2/3 innings.
  • Angels OF Josh Hamilton went 2-for-5 and hit a two-run homer off Aaron Harang.
Inter League:
(18-24) Twins – 4 at 5 – Braves (27-18) (10 innings)

Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Cubs designated RHP Michael Bowden for assignment.
  • Cubs activated RHP Matt Garza from the disabled list.
  • Pirates optioned RHP Jered Hughes from Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Pirates activated RHP Jose Contreras from the bereavement list.
  • Cubs claimed RHP Eduardo Sanchez off waivers from the Cardinals; assigned him to Triple-A Iowa.
  • Giants placed RHP Santiago Casilla on the 15-day disabled list with a cyst on his right knee.
  • Giants placed RHP Ryan Vogelsong on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right hand.
  • Giants recalled RHP Sandy Rosario from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants recalled 1B Brett Pill from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Phillies recalled RHP Tyler Cloyd from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Phillies placed C Carlos Ruiz on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 20, with a right hamstring strain.
  • Nationals purchased the contract of LHP Fernando Abad from Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Nationals recalled RHP Yunesky Maya from Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Nationals optioned OF Eury Perez to Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Nationals placed RHP Ryan Mattheus on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 20, with a fractured right hand.
American League:
  • Blue Jays' top prospect SP Aaron Sanchez was placed on the 7-day minor league disabled on Monday.
  • Athletics sent 1B Daric Barton outright to Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Orioles activated RHP Miguel Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Orioles optioned RHP Jair Jurrjens to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Yankees sent INF Alberto Gonzalez outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Angels sent OF Scott Cousins outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.
  • Rangers activated C A.J. Pierzynski from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Blue Jays released RHP Miguel Batista.
  • Angels optioned RHP Ryan Brasier to Triple-A Salt Lake.
  • Angels activated LHP Sean Burnett from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Indians placed 1B Nick Swisher on the paternity leave list.
  • Indians recalled INF Cord Phelps from Triple-A Columbus.
  • Rangers purchased the contract of LHP Neal Cotts from Triple-A Round Rock.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Marlins prospect left-hander Andrew Heaney allowed an unearned run on four hits and two walks while registering nine strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings for High-A Jupiter on Monday.
  • Marlins 1B Logan Morrison (knee) went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles Monday in his first rehab game with High-A Jupiter.
  • Braves RP Jordan Walden (shoulder) will not be ready to be activated from the disabled list next Monday.
  • Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook (elbow) didn't throw off a mound Tuesday as hoped.
  • Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a tight right groin.
  • Dodgers SP Josh Beckett (groin) threw on flat ground prior to Tuesday's game.
  • Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) ran in the outfield prior to Tuesday's game.
  • Brewers RP Chris Narveson (finger) is scheduled to face live hitters on Friday.
  • Brewers RP Tom Gorzelanny (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.
  • Giants RP Santiago Casilla will have the cyst on his right knee examined by a specialist on Wednesday.
  • Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill will have his left hand examined by a doctor next Monday.
American League:
  • Royals C Salvador Perez has been diagnosed with a deep right hip bruise and is considered day-to-day.
  • Rangers SP Nick Tepesch has been scratched from his Wednesday start due to a blister on his right middle finger.
  • Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson (triceps) allowed one run over three innings Monday in his first minor league rehab start with High-A Dunedin.
  • Red Sox prospect right-hander Rubby De La Rosa was scratched from Tuesday's start with Triple-A Pawtucket for precautionary reasons after he tweaked a muscle in his side.
  • Orioles OF Adam Jones is dealing with some right leg soreness.
  • Red Sox manager John Farrell said he has considered moving OF Jacoby Ellsbury out of the leadoff spot.
  • Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe left Tuesday's game in the 10th inning after taking a knee to the head.
  • An X-ray on Athletics SS Jed Lowrie's right foot came back clean.
  • Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson (triceps) will make at least two more rehab starts.
  • Tigers RP Octavio Dotel (elbow) has resumed throwing.
  • Athletics SS Hiroyuki Nakajima (hamstring) is expected to be added to the major league roster when his 20-day rehab window expires on Wednesday.
  • Athletics 2B Jemile Weeks has been playing some shortstop at Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) took three at-bats in an extended spring training game on Tuesday.
  • Rangers SP Alexi Ogando (biceps) has been playing catch but said he is only throwing around "40 percent."
  • Angels manager Mike Scioscia said it's possible SP Jered Weaver (elbow) could be activated after his appearance at extended spring training on Wednesday.

Notes and Rumors:

National League:

American League:

  • Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Tuesday that SP Samuel Deduno will be called up from Triple-A Rochester to start Friday's game against the Tigers.
  • Rangers RP Ross Wolf will be recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday to start against the A's.
  • Orioles manager Buck Showalter said either T.J. McFarland or Jake Arrieta will start on Thursday in Toronto.
  • Jon Paul Morosi of reports that the Orioles will call up SP Kevin Gausman to make his major league debut on Thursday against the Blue Jays.
  • The Blue Jays are considering calling up pitching prospect Sean Nolin to start on Friday against the Orioles.
  • White Sox RP Hector Santiago will get the start Wednesday in place of the injured SP Chris Sale (shoulder).
  • Angels SP Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times speculates that Joe Blanton could lose his rotation spot when Jered Weaver returns from the disabled list


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