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Probable Pitchers for June 11, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

(39-25) Braves – 6 at 7 – Padres (30-34)
  • Padres SP Jason Marquis allowed two runs on five hits over 7 2/3 innings in improving to 8-2.
  • Padres OF Will Venable went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored.
  • Braves OF Jason Heyward belted a pair of home runs.
  • Braves SP Julio Teheran allowed five runs on six hits over six innings.

(26-37) Brewers – 6 at 1 – Marlins (18-45)

  • Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo finally turned in a dominant outing, throwing eight scoreless innings.
  • Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI.
  • Back in the starting lineup against a right-hander, Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks went 3-for-5 and homered off Ricky Nolasco.
  • Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich was dropped to sixth and went 0-for-3.
(38-26) Reds – 6 at 2 – Cubs (25-36)
  • Reds 2B Brandon Phillips hit his fifth career grand slam and ended up driving in all six runs.
  • Reds SP Homer Bailey allowed just an unearned run over eight innings and struck out eight.
  • Cubs SP Scott Feldman gave up five runs in six innings.
  • Reds C Ryan Hanigan went 0-for-4, leaving him with a .170 average after 100 at-bats.
(36-28) Diamondbacks – 5 at 4 – Dodgers (27-36)
  • Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley allowed three runs on nine hits over six innings in a no-decision victory.
  • Dodgers RP Brandon League blew his fourth save of the season by surrendering four runs in less than an inning.
  • Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw allowed one run on six hits in seven innings.
  • Batting cleanup, Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4.

American League:

(27-37) Angels – 3 at 4 – Orioles (36-28)
  • Orioles OF Adam Jones had a two-run homer and a sac fly.
  • Orioles SP Freddy Garcia picked up a win after allowing two runs in six innings.
  • Angels SP Jered Weaver gave up four runs in 5 2/3 innings.
  • Angels OF Josh Hamilton went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI.
(40-25) Red Sox – 10 at 8 – Rays (34-29) (14 innings)
  • Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 4-for-7 with three RBI.
  • Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey took his second blown save after giving up two runs in the 10th inning.
  • Red Sox SP Franklin Morales, who was scheduled to start, ended up with a win in relief after pitching scoreless 13th and 14th innings.
  • Rays SP Alex Cobb gave up six runs before even recording an out, but then got 12 outs without allowing another in a no-decision.
  • Rays RP Fernando Rodney gave up two runs in his second inning of work.
  • Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury reached three times and stole two bases.
  • Rays 2B Ben Zobrist went 5-for-7 with a couple of doubles.
  • Rays DH Luke Scott went 0-for-7 with an RBI groundout.
(30-33) Indians – 3 at 6 – Rangers (38-25)
(27-36) Blue Jays – 6 at 10 – White Sox (28-34)
  • Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey was tagged for seven runs on 10 hits over five innings.
  • Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista hit two home runs and drove in five.
  • White Sox DH Adam Dunn had a big night going 4-for-4 and driving in five runs.
(35-27) Tigers – 2 at 3 – Royals (29-32)
  • Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings.
  • Tigers SP Doug Fister took a complete-game loss after giving up three runs in eight innings.
  • Royals C Salvador Perez tripled to knock in two of the Royals' three runs on Monday.
(23-42) Astros – 2 at 3 – Mariners (28-37)
  • Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma went 7 innings allowing one unearned run for the win.
  • Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen picked up his 16th save of the year.
  • Mariners OF Raul Ibanez hit his 12th bomb of the year.

Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Dodgers recalled INF Justin Sellers from Triple-A Albuquerque.
  • Dodgers optioned RHP Matt Magill to Triple-A Albuquerque.
  • Nationals released LHP Zach Duke.
  • Rockies released RHP Jon Garland.
  • Marlins activated 2B Donovan Solano from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Marlins activated 1B Joe Mahoney from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Marlins activated OF Giancarlo Stanton from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Marlins placed 1B Casey Kotchman on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.
  • Padres designated C John Baker for assignment.
  • Diamondbacks signed RHP David Pauley to a minor league contract.
  • Padres placed 2B Jedd Gyorko on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin.
  • Diamondbacks recalled LHP Joe Paterson from Triple-A Reno.
  • Diamondbacks recalled RHP Charles Brewer from Triple-A Reno.
  • Diamondbacks placed LHP Matt Reynolds on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow strain.
  • Diamondbacks optioned LHP Tyler Skaggs to Triple-A Reno.
  • Padres activated INF Logan Forsythe from the 60-day disabled list.
American League:
  • Twins recalled OF Oswaldo Arcia from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Twins placed OF Aaron Hicks on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
  • Angels activated OF Peter Bourjos from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Angels designated INF Chris Nelson for assignment.
  • Red Sox activated 3B Will Middlebrooks from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Red Sox designated INF Pedro Ciriaco for assignment.
  • Blue Jays activated LHP Darren Oliver from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Blue Jays signed RHP Chien-Ming Wang to a minor league contract.
  • Blue Jays sent LHP Evan Crawford outright to Double-A New Hampshire.
  • Indians transferred RHP Brett Myers from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Indians acquired INF John McDonald from the Pirates in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Mets prospect C Travis d'Arnaud has shed the protective walking boot from his once-fractured left foot.
  • Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook (elbow) is expected to return to the Cardinals' starting rotation this Friday.
  • OF Ryan Braun (thumb) could be held out for all three games of the Brewers' series against the Marlins.
  • Phillies C Erik Kratz will undergo surgery on his left knee to repair a medial meniscus tear.
  • Padres RP Huston Street (calf) will begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday with High-A Lake Elsinore.
  • Braves 3B Ramiro Pena felt some right shoulder soreness when having to dive on two separate occasions.
  • Dodgers RP Ronald Belisario is unavailable to pitch on Monday due to general tightness.
  • Brewers SP Hiram Burgos' scheduled rehab start Monday has been pushed back due to stiffness in his right shoulder.
  • Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is unsure what role RP Chris Narveson (finger) will fill when he's activated from the disabled list.
  • The Dodgers are hoping SS Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) can return to the lineup this weekend.
  • Marlins 3B Placido Polanco left Monday's game in the sixth inning with lower back stiffness.
  • Cubs RP Shawn Camp (toe) will begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday.
  • Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (oblique) hopes to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.
  • Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment as soon as Friday.
  • Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) is not headed to the disabled list and hopes to return to the lineup in a few days.
American League:
  • Rays SP David Price (triceps) is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Wednesday.
  • Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler (intercostal) felt fine after a workout on Monday.
  • Rangers SP Colby Lewis (triceps) played catch for the second straight day Monday.
  • Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will begin playing catch next week.
  • Angels RP Sean Burnett (elbow) has traveled to Alabama to be re-evaluated by Dr. James Andrews.
  • Mariners RP Josh Kinney (shoulder, ribs) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Monday that DH Nolan Reimold (hamstring) could begin a minor league rehab assignment by the end of the week.
  • Orioles SP Dylan Bundy (elbow, forearm) resumed throwing Monday in Sarasota, Florida.
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (neck) said Monday that he feels "a lot better," but that there's no plan for when he'll resume throwing.
  • Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (finger) played catch Monday in Tampa, Florida from a distance of 90 feet.
  • Yankees SS Derek Jeter (ankle) took 25 dry swings and fielded 20 grounders on Monday morning in Tampa, Florida.
  • Rays RP Kyle Farnsworth left Monday's game after one-third of an inning due to right arm soreness.
  • Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (forearm) is expected to be sidelined for at least another 2-3 weeks.
  • Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) is nearing a rehab assignment.
  • Mariners 1B Justin Smoak (oblique) is nearing a rehab assignment.
  • Royals SP Danny Duffy (elbow) allowed six runs on seven hits and two walks over just 2 1/3 innings in his first rehab start for Triple-A Omaha on Monday.
  • Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland (hamstring) went through some running drills at 60 percent on Monday without any issues.
  • Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (forearm) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday.
  • Indians RP Josh Tomlin (elbow) has been throwing two bullpen sessions per week.

Notes and Rumors:

National League:

  • The Reds will call up left-hander Tony Cingrani to start Tuesday against the Cubs.
  • Reds agreed to terms with supplemental first-round pick OF Philip Ervin.
  • Mets 2B David Murphy is expected to serve as the Mets' primary first baseman while Ike Davis is in the minors.
  • Mets GM Sandy Alderson hinted Monday that Zack Wheeler will debut on June 18 against the Braves.
  • RP Josh Collmenter is the most likely candidate to start for the Diamondbacks on June 18.
American League:

  • Royals agreed to terms with first-round pick SS Hunter Dozier.
  • Rangers agreed to terms with first-round pick SS Travis Demeritte.
  • Rangers agreed to terms with first-round pick RHP Alex Gonzalez.

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