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Probable Pitchers for June 13, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

(39-26) Braves – 3 at 5 – Padres (31-34)
  • Padres SP Edinson Volquez bounced back from last week's shelling by the Rockies to allow one run in seven innings while striking out nine.
  • Padres RP Luke Gregerson was pulled out of a save opportunity after giving up two singles and a run.
  • Padres OF Chris Denorfia hit a two-run homer off Paul Maholm.
  • Braves OF Justin Upton had an RBI single and a solo homer.

(27-37) Brewers – 10 at 1 – Marlins (18-46)

  • Brewers OF Carlos Gomez went 4-for-5 with two triples and three runs batted in.
  • Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy had a bases-loaded triple and drove in four runs total.
  • Marlins SP Kevin Slowey allowed six runs — five earned — in five innings.
  • Brewers RP Alfredo Figaro pitched seven scoreless innings to earn his first victory of the season.
(40-26) Reds – 2 at 1 – Cubs (25-38)
(37-29) Diamondbacks – 8 at 6 – Dodgers (28-37) (12 innings)
(33-31) Giants – 8 at 12 – Pirates (39-26)
  • Pirates SP Francisco Liriano allowed four runs over six innings but earned his fifth win.
  • Giants SP Barry Zito was lit up for eight runs over 4 2/3 innings.
  • Pirates OF Starling Marte went 4-for-5 with four runs scored and stole a pair of bases.
  • Making his first start in place of the injured Marco Scutaro, Giants 2B Tony Abreu went 3-for-5 with three runs scored in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.
(42-23) Cardinals – 1 at 5 – Mets (24-36)
  • Mets SP Dillon Gee limited the Cardinals to one run over 6 2/3 innings.
  • Mets OF Lucas Duda homered and tallied two RBI.
  • Cardinals SP Shelby Miller allowed four earned runs over six innings.
  • Cardinals 3B David Freese went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
(32-32) Nationals – 5 at 1 – Rockies (35-31)

American League:

(28-37) Angels – 9 at 5 – Orioles (36-29)
  • Angels C Hank Conger went 2-for-4 and hit his fourth homer.
  • Orioles 1B Chris Davis snapped out of his slump by going 2-for-4 with a homer.
  • Angels RP Jerome Williams won despite allowing four runs in six innings.
  • Orioles SP Jason Hammel surrendered four runs in six-plus innings in a no-decision.
(41-26) Red Sox – 2 at 1 – Rays (35-30)
  • Rays 3B Evan Longoria hit his 13th homer of the season.
  • Red Sox OF Daniel Nava hit a two-run homer.
  • Red Sox SP Alfredo Aceves allowed one run over six innings to earn the victory.
  • Rays SP Chris Archer allowed two runs in lasting only four innings.
(32-33) Indians – 5 at 2 – Rangers (38-27)
  • Indians 2B Jason Kipnis went 3-for-5 with a home run.
  • Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar went 3-for-5 with an RBI double.
  • Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez allowed one run over five innings to get the win.
  • Rangers SP Nick Tepesch allowed five runs in five innings while taking the loss.
(27-36) Blue Jays – at – White Sox (28-34) (Postponed)
(35-27) Tigers – 2 at 3 – Royals (29-32) (10 innings)
(37-28) Yankees – 2 at 5 – Athletics (40-27)
  • Athletics 1B Brandon Moss hit a pair of homers.
  • Athletics SP Dan Straily yielded two runs and three hits in 6 2/3 innings.
  • Yankees SP Phil Hughes fell to 3-5 after allowing three runs in 4 1/3 innings.
  • Athletics OF Seth Smith reached base all five times, going 1-for-1 with four walks.
  • Yankees DH Travis Hafner had his fourth straight hitless game, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
(22-44) Astros – 6 at 1 – Mariners (29-37)
  • Astros OF Chris Carter delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the top of the ninth.
  • Astros SP Jordan Lyles struck out a career-high 10 in seven scoreless innings.
  • Mariners SP Jeremy Bonderman had a shutout for eight innings in a no-decision.
  • Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen was charged with five runs in one-third of an inning in a blown save.
  • Mariners 2B Nick Franklin collected three of the teams five hits and drove in their only run.
Inter League:
(31-35) Phillies – 3 at 4 – Twins (29-33)
  • Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia went 3-for-4 with three runs scored.
  • Twins SP Mike Pelfrey allowed three runs in seven innings, taking a no-decision.
  • Phillies SP Tyler Cloyd allowed one run in five innings in a no-decision.
  • Twins OF Clete Thomas went 4-for-4 with two RBI.

Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Diamondbacks released RHP Warner Madrigal.
  • Giants recalled RHP Sandy Rosario from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants optioned RHP George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno.
  • Padres recalled OF Jaff Decker from Triple-A Tucson.
  • Padres placed OF Cameron Maybin on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 10, with a left knee strain.
  • Nationals transferred RHP Christian Garcia from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Nationals purchased the contract of RHP Ross Ohlendorf from Triple-A Syracuse.
  • Cubs recalled LHP Brooks Raley from Triple-A Iowa
  • Cubs placed RHP Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow soreness.
  • Phillies optioned INF Cesar Hernandez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Rockies recalled RHP Chris Volstad from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Rockies designated OF Eric Young Jr. for assignment.
American League:
  • Rangers activated RHP Justin Miller from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Double-A Frisco.
  • Rangers transferred LHP Michael Kirkman from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disables list.
  • Red Sox optioned RHP Jose De La Torre to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox recalled RHP Alfredo Aceves from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that 2B Marco Scutaro has "mallet finger" tendon damage in his left pinkie.
  • Dodgers SP Chris Capuano (lat) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on June 19 to start against the Yankees.
  • Brewers SP Hiram Burgos (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Low-A Wisconsin.
  • Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer (ribs) will return to the Rockies' lineup on Thursday.
  • Mets SP Dillon Gee revealed after Wednesday's start that he's dealt with flexor tendonitis all season.
  • Brewers OF Ryan Braun said Wednesday that his right thumb feels the same as it did going into the series with the Marlins.
  • Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said that SP James McDonald (shoulder) has some work to do before being activated from the disabled list.
  • Pirates RP Jared Hughes said Wednesday that his right shoulder is improving each day.
  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood (triceps) will rejoin the rotation on Saturday against the Phillies.
  • Giants OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) will not be activated from the disabled list this weekend.
  • Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Syracuse Thursday.
  • Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) will be sidelined until after the All-Star break after having a setback.
  • Pirates SP Jeanmar Gomez (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday.
American League:
  • Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (neck) was able to play catch Wednesday.
  • Rays RP Kyle Farnsworth (elbow) is available on Wednesday.
  • Tigers OF Andy Dirks (knee) is not expected to return to the starting lineup until Saturday.
  • Indians C Lou Marson has been pulled from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus due to continued soreness in his right shoulder.
  • Athletics manager Bob Melvin said after Tuesday's game that OF Coco Crisp is dealing with a right heel injury.
  • Astros manager Bo Porter said Tuesday that OF Justin Maxwell's struggles during his rehab assignment will not have an impact on his starting job.
  • Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler (intercostal) is aiming to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday.
  • Twins OF Wilkin Ramirez is still experiencing concussion-related symptoms.
  • Rangers SP Colby Lewis (elbow, triceps) is hoping to resume throwing from a mound soon.
  • SP Matt Harrison (back) isn't expected to rejoin the Rangers until September.
  • Athletics RP Jesse Chavez is dealing with a minor pectoral issue.
  • Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) will throw a 75-pitch simulated game on Friday.
  • Mariners 1B Justin Smoak (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday.

Notes and Rumors:

National League:

  • Cardinals agreed to terms with first-round pick LHP Rob Kaminsky.
  • Dodgers agreed to terms with first-round pick RHP Chris Anderson.
  • Reds manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that the club considered keeping SP Tony Cingrani as a reliever, but decided that it's not the best move for his development.
  • Rockies agreed to terms with first-round pick RHP Jonathan Gray.
  • FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Dodgers SP Chris Capuano and SP Josh Beckett could face suspension for leaving the bench during Tuesday's brawl with the Diamondbacks.
  • Giants RP George Kontos has been suspended three games for throwing at Andrew McCutchen on Tuesday night.
American League:
  • Blue Jays RP Esmil Rogers will start Thursday against the Rangers.
  • Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that three undisclosed teams are interested in trading for Red Sox 3B Pedro Ciriaco.
  • White Sox agreed to terms with first-round pick SS Tim Anderson.
  • Yankees agreed to terms with first-round pick 3B Eric Jagielo.
  • Angels SP Joe Blanton will be skipped in the Angels' rotation this weekend against the Yankees.
  • Mariners agreed to terms with first-round pick 3B D.J. Peterson.
  • According to's T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers "are seriously discussing the possibility" of keeping 2B Jurickson Profar on the big league roster as a utility infielder.

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