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Probable Pitchers for May 23, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

(30-16) Cardinals – 5 at 3 – Padres (21-25) 
  • Cardinals SP Tyler Lyons earned a win in his major league debut after allowing one run and four hits in seven innings.
  • Padres RP Tim Stauffer pitched 5 2/3 innings in relief, allowing one run and striking out seven.
  • Padres SP Burch Smith lasted just one-plus innings and gave up four runs.
  • Cardinals C Yadier Molina had four of the teams 14 hits.
  • Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-4 and hit his fifth homer.

(29-18) Reds  – 7 at 4 – Mets (17-27)

  • Mets 1B Ike Davis went 0-for-2 with two walks and had a couple of key miscues in the field.
  • Mets 2B Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI as the leadoff hitter.
  • Mets OF Rick Ankiel tripled and doubled twice.
  • Reds SS Zack Cozart went 4-for-5 with two doubles.
(23-24) Phillies – 3 at 0 – Marlins (13-34)
  • Phillies SP Cliff Lee allowed just three hits, two walks and no runs while striking out five in a complete game shutout.
  • Phillies OF Delmon Young homered for the second straight game.
  • Marlins SS Adeiny Hechavarria went 0-for-4 at the plate, watching his average drop to .193.
  • Phillies got two hits each from Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard and Lee.
(19-26) Dodgers – 9 at 2 – Brewers (18-27)
  • Making his first appearance in 15 days, Dodgers C Ramon Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a homer and two walks.
  • Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke doubled twice and knocked in two runs while starting in place of the benched Andre Ethier.
  • Brewers SP Wily Peralta lasted just 1 2/3 innings and gave up six runs — four earned.
  • Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings.
(26-21) Diamondbacks – 1 at 4 – Rockies (26-21)

(24-23) Nationals – 2 at 1 – Giants (26-21) (10 innings)
  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper homered in the sixth and scored the go-ahead run in the 10th.
  • Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez pitched 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball in a no-decision.
  • Nationals RP Rafael Soriano bounced back from Tuesday's blown save to pitch a scoreless inning for his 13th save.
  • Giants 2B Marco Scutaro went 0-for-3 with two walks, snapping his 19-game hitting streak.
(18-27) Cubs – 0 at 1 – Pirates (28-18)
  • Pirates SP Francisco Liriano fired seven scoreless innings while striking out nine and allowing two hits for the win.
  • Pirates RP Mark Melancon earned his first save of the season.
  • Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija allowed one run over seven innings while striking out eight.
  • Pirates 1B Garrett Jones knocked in the only run of the game with a single in the 1st inning.

American League:

(25-19) Tigers – 11 at 7 – Indians (26-19) 
(23-21) Rays – 3 at 4 – Blue Jays (18-26) (10 innings)
  • A one-man offense, Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista went 4-for-4 with two homers and a game-winning hit in the bottom of the 10th.
  • Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson pitched a season-high eighth innings and allowed two runs.
  • Rays RP Fernando Rodney took his fourth blown save.
  • Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle pitched well allowing just two runs and four hits over 7 strong innings in a no decision.
(24-23) Athletics – 1 at 3 – Rangers (30-17)
  • Athletics SP Jarrod Parker dropped to 2-6 after surrendering three runs in seven innings and gave up two home runs.
  • Rangers RP Ross Wolf allowed one run in five innings to pick up his first big-league win.
  • Rangers OF David Murphy hit a two-run homer in the first inning.
  • Rangers RP Joe Nathan picked up his 14th save of the year.
  • Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre blasted his 10th homer of the season.
(28-19) Red Sox – 6 at 2 – White Sox (21-24) 
  • White Sox 1B Paul Konerko went 2-for-4 with a home run.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz moved to 7-0 after allowing one run over seven innings.
  • White Sox RP Hector Santiago took the loss despite allowing just two runs in six innings.
  • Red Sox D David Ortiz knocked in two and stole a base in the win.
(21-22) Royals – 1 at 3 – Astros (14-33)

  • Astros OF J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI. 
  • Astros RP Jose Veras picked up his eighth save of the season.
  • Royals SP James Shields allowed just two runs in seven innings but took the loss.
  • Astros SP Jordan Lyles went six innings, allowing just one run, and six hits.
(28-18) Yankees – 3 at 6 – Orioles (25-21)
  • Orioles 1B Chris Davis went 4-for-4 with his 14th home run.
  • Yankees OF Curtis Granderson went 3-for-3 with his first home run of the season.
  • Orioles C Matt Wieters went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer.
  • Orioles SP Jason Hammel allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings.
(20-27) Mariners – 1 at 7 – Angels (19-27) 
Inter League:
(18-25) Twins – 3 at 8 – Braves (28-18) 
  • Braves SP Paul Maholm allowed just an unearned run over 7 1/3 innings for the win.
  • Making his first start in eight days, Braves C Evan Gattis hit a grand slam in the win.
  • Braves OF B.J. Upton hit his first homer since April 23 off Vance Worley.
  • Twins OF Aaron Hicks went 3-for-4 and hit his fourth homer.

Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Cardinals purchased the contract of LHP Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis.
  • Cardinals placed RHP Fernando Salas on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 21, with right shoulder irritation.
  • Cubs recalled RHP Rafael Dolis from Triple-A Iowa.
  • Cubs placed RHP Shawn Camp on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right big toe.
  • Rockies optioned 2B Josh Rutledge to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Phillies optioned RHP Phillippe Aumont to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
American League:
  • Twins optioned RHP Vance Worley to Triple-A Rochester.
  • Orioles acquired INF Josh Horton from the Athletics for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
  • Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Ross Wolf from Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Twins transferred OF Darin Mastroianni from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Twins purchased the contract of 1B/3B Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester.
  • White Sox optioned LHP Donnie Veal to Triple-A Charlotte.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Phillies RP Mike Adams (back) threw a bullpen session Wednesday.
  • Mets SP Zack Wheeler allowed three runs in five innings Wednesday for Triple-A Las Vegas in his return to action.
  • Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt (groin) will not require a trip to the disabled list.
  • Diamondbacks OF Adam Eaton is dealing with renewed soreness in his left elbow and has returned to Phoenix for an examination.
  • Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Wednesday that SP Kyle Lohse began feeling discomfort in his right elbow "two or three starts ago" and was recovering slower than usual between starts.
  • Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia will undergo surgery on his left shoulder.
  • Reds trainer Paul Lessard said Wednesday that OF Chris Heisey (hamstring) is able to jog at about "80 percent effort."
  • Reds RP Nick Masset (shoulder) is throwing from a distance of 120 feet.
  • Phillies 2B Chase Utley (rib cage) will undergo an MRI on Thursday.
  • CBS Sports' Scott Miller reports that the Cardinals are hoping that SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder, neck) is able to join the starting rotation in late June or early July.
  • Padres SP Clayton Richard (illness) gave up two runs in six innings Tuesday in his second minor league rehab start with Triple-A Tucson.
  • Mets RP Tim Byrdak (shoulder) threw his third bullpen session Wednesday.
  • Marlins SP Kevin Slowey left Wednesday's start against the Phillies after the fifth inning with a left lat strain.
  • Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook had to stop his bullpen session Wednesday after 20 pitches due to pain in his right elbow.
  • Phillies SP John Lannan (quad) is scheduled to face hitters next Wednesday.
  • SP Roy Halladay (shoulder) could rejoin the Phillies' rotation in late August if everything progresses on schedule.
  • Padres 2B Logan Forsythe (foot) will begin playing in extended spring training games on Friday.
  • Padres OF Cameron Maybin (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tucson on Friday.
American League:
  • Angels RP Ryan Madson has experienced yet another setback in his recovery from Tommy John elbow surgery.
  • Red Sox C David Ross (concussion) is hopeful to begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Double-A Portland.
  • Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe said Wednesday that he passed his concussion test, but was placed on the 7-day disabled list because of his initial wooziness.
  • Orioles DH Nolan Reimold (hamstring) is not expected to be ready for activation from the disabled list when first eligible.
  • Orioles 2B Jonathan Schoop has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back and will need 6-8 weeks of rest.
  • Angels SP Jered Weaver (elbow) threw 5 2/3 innings Wednesday afternoon in a start at extended spring training.
  • Yankees SS Eduardo Nunez (rib cage) took batting practice Wednesday.
  • Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) took six at-bats in a simulated game Wednesday.
  • Yankees SP Andy Pettitte (trapezius) will play catch either Thursday or Friday.
  • There is no timetable for when Yankees SP Ivan Nova (triceps) will be activated from the disabled list.
  • White Sox SP John Danks (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list to make his season debut on Friday against the Marlins.
  • Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he would be "shocked" if SP Hiroki Kuroda (calf) was unable to make his next start.
  • Astros SP Bud Norris (back) expects to make his next scheduled start.
  • White Sox 1B Adam Dunn is still dealing with back pain but plans to continue playing through it.

Notes and Rumors:

National League:

  • Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that the club has discussed calling up prospect outfielders Yasiel Puig and Joc Pederson.
  • 2B D.J. LeMahieu is expected to take over as the Rockies' starting second baseman following the demotion of Josh Rutledge.
American League:

  • Rays SP Jake Odorizzi's next start has been pushed back to next Monday against the Marlins.
  • Rays SP Alex Cobb will move up a day in the rotation to start Sunday against the Yankees.
  • Indians 1B Nick Swisher is expected to return on Friday from paternity leave.
  • Yankees RP Vidal Nuno will start Saturday against the Rays.


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