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Probable Pitchers for June 15, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

(27-39) Brewers – 3 at 4 – Reds (41-27) (10 innings)
  • Reds OF Jay Bruce smashed a walkoff homer in the 10th inning.
  • Reds SP Bronson Arroyo experienced mixed results in a no-decision, surrendering three runs (two earned) on 12 hits over 7 2/3 innings.
  • Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett had the best offensive day of his young major league career, going 3-for-5 with a double and a solo home run.
  • Brewers SP Kyle Lohse turned in a quality start in a no-decision, allowing three runs on five hits over his six frames.
(28-38) Dodgers – 0 at 3 – Pirates (40-27)
  • Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI, providing more than enough support for Jeff Locke.
  • Pirates RP Jason Grilli notched his league leading 24th save.
  • Pirates SP Jeff Locke twirled a gem, allowing just two hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings.
  • Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig showed no ill effects of his right shoulder injury, going 2-for-4.
  • Dodgers SP Stephen Fife pitched decently, surrendering two runs on six hits and three walks over his five innings.
(27-38) Cubs – 6 at 3 – Mets (24-38)
  • Cubs SP Edwin Jackson fired six innings of one-run ball allowing five hits and striking out seven.
  • Mets SP Shaun Marcum was tagged for six runs in 5 2/3 innings.
  • Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
  • Mets 3B David Wright went 3-for-3 with a walk in Friday's loss to the Cubs.
(37-30) Diamondbacks – 1 at 2 – Padres (33-34)
  • Padres SP Eric Stults pitched a two-hitter for his third career complete game.
  • Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill matched his career high with 10 strikeouts, but he took a loss after allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings.
  • Padres 2B Logan Forsythe knocked in all the clubs runs with a bases loaded single.
(43-24) Cardinals – 4 at 5 – Marlins (20-46)
  • Marlins SP Jose Fernandez struck out a career-high 10 batters while allowing three runs — two earned — in seven innings.
  • In his return from the disabled list, Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook yielded five runs — three earned — over five innings.
  • Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-4 with a two-run double.
  • Cardinals 1B Allen Craig went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored.
(37-30) Giants – 6 at 0 – Braves (39-28)
  • Giants SP Madison Bumgarner gave up just two singles over seven scoreless innings.
  • Braves SP Kris Medlen allowed four runs on a season-high nine hits over six innings.
  • Giants OF Gregor Blanco went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and an RBI single.
  • Braves C Brian McCann went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
(33-35) Phillies – 8 at 7 – Rockies (35-33)
  • Phillies 2B Freddy Galvis went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run triples.
  • Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick was knocked around for a season-high seven runs in 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Rockies SP Juan Nicasio surrendered five runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (foot) went 4-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs scored, and a stolen base.
  • Rockies 2B Josh Rutledge clubbed a two-run homer.

American League:

(41-28) Red Sox – 0 at 2 – Orioles (39-29)
  • Orioles SP Chris Tillman spun six scoreless frames while striking out three and allowing three hits.
  • Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster allowed two runs in 7 2/3 innings while allowing five hits.
  • Orioles 1B Chris Davis launched his major league-leading 22nd home run.
  • Red Sox 3B Jose Iglesias went 2-for-4 with a double.
(32-33) Royals – 7 at 2 – Rays (35-32)
  • DH Billy Butler led the Royals' offensive attack, going 2-for-4 with three RBI.
  • Royals SP Luis Mendoza turned in a second consecutive strong outing, allowing just two runs on six hits over six innings of work.
  • Rays OF Matt Joyce smashed his 13th home run of the season in a losing effort.
  • Rays SP Matt Moore's recent struggles continued, where he allowed five runs on seven hits over his 5 1/3 innings.
(30-36) Blue Jays – 8 at 0 – Rangers (38-29)
  • Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle spun seven scoreless innings while allowing four hits and striking out seven.
  • Rangers SP Justin Grimm was tagged for a career-high seven runs in 7 2/3 innings.
  • Blue Jays OF Colby Rasmus connected for a three-run homer.
  • Rangers OF Leonys Martin went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
(37-30) Yankees – 2 at 5 – Angels (29-38)
  • Angels SP C.J. Wilson allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings.
  • Yankees SP Andy Pettitte was charged with four runs in seven innings.
  • After getting his first day off of the season Wednesday, Angels 1B Mark Trumbo came back with three hits and two runs scored.
(37-28) Tigers – 4 at 0 – Twins (29-35)
  • Tigers 1B Prince Fielder went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBI.
  • Tigers SP Rick Porcello delivered another outstanding performance in a victory, scattering three hits over seven scoreless innings.
  • Twins SS Pedro Florimon had a rough night at the dish, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • One bad inning doomed Twins SP Scott Diamond, where he allowed four runs on five hits over his 5 2/3 innings.
(28-36) White Sox – 1 at 2 – Astros (24-44)

  • Astros 2B Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a stolen base.
  • White Sox SP Chris Sale struck out 14 batters and allowed two unearned runs in eight innings, but was handed a tough-luck loss.
  • Astros SP Erik Bedard allowed an unearned run over six innings.
  • White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham went 1-for-4 with a single and two strikeouts in his first start of the season out of the leadoff spot.
(30-38) Mariners – 3 at 2 – Athletics (41-28)
  • Mariners SP Joe Saunders pitched seven innings of one-run ball.
  • Mariners RP Oliver Perez pitched a scoreless ninth in a 3-2 game for his first career save.
  • Mariners C Mike Zunino hit his first major league homer.
  • Athletics OF Chris Young finished 3-for-3 with a homer and a double.
Inter League:
(33-33) Nationals – 1 at 2 – Indians (33-33)
  • Indians 2B Jason Kipnis went 2-for-5 and drove in the winning run.
  • Indians SP Justin Masterson struck out 10 and allowed one run in seven innings in a no-decision.
  • Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez spun seven innings of one-run ball in a no-decision.
  • Indians OF Ryan Raburn homered and walked.
  • Nationals SS Ian Desmond went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.

Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Brewers placed OF Ryan Braun on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 9, with a right thumb contusion.
  • Padres optioned OF Jaff Decker to Triple-A Tucson.
  • Padres optioned LHP Tom Layne to Triple-A Tucson.
  • Padres activated RHP Huston Street from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Rockies recalled INF Josh Rutledge from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Rockies placed SS Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day disabled list with a right rib fracture.
  • Cardinals optioned RHP Michael Wacha to Triple-A Memphis.
  • Cubs optioned LHP Brooks Raley to Triple-A Iowa.
  • Dodgers designated C Ramon Hernandez for assignment.
  • Dodgers activated C A.J. Ellis from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Padres designated INF James Darnell for assignment.
  • Padres acquired INF Pedro Ciriaco from the Red Sox in exchange for a player to be named later.
  • Reds signed LHP Zach Duke to a minor league contract, assigned him to Triple-A Louisville.
American League:
  • Twins optioned C Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester.
  • Twins activated 3B Trevor Plouffe from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Angels signed LHP Dustin Richardson to a minor league contract.
  • Orioles activated LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Indians agreed to terms with first-round pick OF Clint Frazier.
  • Yankees sent LHP Cesar Cabral outright to Double-A Trenton.
  • Yankees transferred INF Eduardo Nunez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Chris Bootcheck from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Yankees optioned RHP Adam Warren to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Yankees placed 3B Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled list with a lumbar spine sprain.
  • Athletics transferred LHP Brett Anderson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Athletics optioned LHP Hideki Okajima to Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Athletics purchased the contract of RHP Dan Otero from Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Twins prospect second baseman Eddie Rosario was promoted to Double-A New Britain on June 9.
  • Mariners signed C Henry Blanco to a one-year contract.
  • Mariners designated C Kelly Shoppach for assignment.
  • Tigers optioned OF Avisail Garcia to Triple-A Toledo.
  • Tigers activated OF Austin Jackson from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Red Sox optioned RHP Alex Wilson to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Red Sox recalled RHP Rubby De La Rosa from Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Yankees purchased the contract of OF Thomas Neal from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Yankees optioned INF David Adams to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Orioles recalled RHP Jake Arrieta from Triple-A Norfolk.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill (hand) experienced no problems when taking live batting practice on Friday, and will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno on Saturday.
  • Cubs OF David DeJesus has been diagnosed with a right shoulder strain which will require a trip to the disabled list.
  • Braves SP Brandon Beachy was scratched from his scheduled start against the Mets on Tuesday due to what is being considered minor elbow tenderness.
  • Reds RP Jonathan Broxton is dealing with swelling in his right elbow, and is listed as day-to-day.
  • Rockies C Wilin Rosario's recent biopsy showed no problems or irregularities with a rash on his arms.
  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper (knee) plans on testing his injured knee when the team travels to Philadelphia next week.
  • Giants Marco Scutaro (thumb) will not play this weekend against the Braves.
  • Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that RP Santiago Casilla (knee) could be activated from the disabled list in 2-3 weeks.
  • Giants 2B Marco Scutaro (finger) took some swings Friday in an indoor cage.
  • Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) will not be activated during the Dodgers' current roadtrip.
  • Marlins SP Nathan Eovaldi (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list to start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
  • Mets SS Ruben Tejada (quad) is fielding grounders without moving laterally and running in a pool.
  • Reds OF Ryan Ludwick will throw on the field Friday for the first time since shoulder surgery in April.
  • Pirates SP A.J. Burnett said Friday that he has a Grade 1 tear in his right calf.
  • Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz (elbow) could begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Reno on Monday.
  • Diamondbacks 3B Eric Chavez (oblique) will start swinging a bat on Saturday.
American League:
  • Angels RP Robert Coello (elbow) will be shut down from throwing for the next four weeks due to soreness in his elbow and shoulder.
  • Rangers SP Colby Lewis (elbow) successfully threw off a a half mound on Friday.
  • Rangers RP Joakim Soria (elbow) successfully threw live batting practice on the field before Friday's game.
  • Blue Jays SP Kyle Drabek (elbow) is scheduled to pitch two innings of an intrasquad game early next week.
  • Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (forearm) threw 40 pitches in a bullpen session Friday.
  • Blue Jays RP Sergio Santos (elbow) threw long-toss Friday.
  • Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes (ankle) played two innings in a simulated game Friday.
  • Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison (elbow) will throw a simulated game Tuesday.
  • Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Friday that OF Josh Willingham is dealing with some minor knee soreness.
  • Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson (finger) will have his next start pushed back to Monday against the Rockies.
  • Orioles DH Nolan Reimold (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Bowie.
  • Rays 3B Evan Longoria is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
  • Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie no longer has a walked boot on his left foot and has started throwing and riding a stationary bike.
  • Yankees C Francisco Cervelli (hand) has played catch and caught a few bullpens, but it's unclear when he'll be allowed to begin swinging a bat.

Notes and Rumors:

National League:

  • The Brewers will recall OF Caleb Gindl from Triple-A Nashville on Saturday to replace Ryan Braun on the active roster.
  • Diamondbacks SP Ian Kennedy will appeal his 10-game suspension incurred for his role in Tuesday's brawl with the Dodgers.
  • The Cubs have suspended 3B Ian Stewart 10 days for violating the "loyalty clause" in his contract.
  • Mets SP Zack Wheeler will make his MLB debut during Tuesday's doubleheader against the Braves.
  • Cardinals SP Tyler Lyons will start Saturday against the Marlins.
  • Pirates SP Brandon Cumpton is expected to start on Saturday against the Dodgers.
American League:
  • Mariners manager Eric Wedge said Friday that RP Tom Wilhelmsen will not be used as the team's closer for at least his next two or three outings.
  • Tigers agreed to terms with first-round pick RHP Jonathan Crawford.
  • Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia is batting just .067/.122/.067 with a 3/17 BB/K ratio over his last 11 games.
  • Angels RP Kevin Jepsen is unscored upon in eight appearances since being activated from the disabled list.

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