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Probable Pitchers for June 24, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

(32-42) Dodgers – 3 at 1 – Padres (38-38)
  • Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen picked up his fourth save.
  • Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a home run.
  • Dodgers SP Chris Capuano threw five scoreless innings while allowing four hits and striking out five.
  • Padres RP Huston Street allowed two runs in a non-save situation and was charged with the loss.
  • Padres SP Andrew Cashner allowed just one run on five hits over eight innings in a no-decision.
(39-38) Rockies – 7 at 6 – Nationals (37-38)
(30-42) Mets – 8 at 0 – Phillies (36-40)
  • Mets 3B David Wright finished 4-for-5 with two RBI.
  • Mets SP Matt Harvey tossed six scoreless innings surrendering just two hits while striking out six.
  • Phillies SP John Lannan allowed six runs — four earned — over five innings.
(25-50) Marlins – 7 at 2 – Giants (38-37)
  • Marlins SP Nate Eovaldi allowed just two runs on four hits over six innings.
  • Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a home run.
  • Giants SP Matt Cain gave up three runs over six innings.
(44-33) Braves – 7 at 4 – Brewers (31-43)
  • Braves C Brian McCann went 3-for-4 with a grand slam.
  • Braves OF Jordan Schafer collected 4 hits, 2 runs scored, an RBI and stolen base.
  • Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy hit his 8th homer of the year.
  • Braves SP Paul Maholm picked up his 8th win of the year allowing 4 runs over 5 innings.
(45-32) Reds – 4 at 2 – Diamondbacks (41-34)
  • Diamondjacks SP Randall Delgado gave up three runs on six hits over five innings.
  • Reds OF Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with two doubles.
  • Reds SP Mat Latos allowed one run on six hits over 7 1/3 innings.

American League:

(45-33) Red Sox – 5 at 7 – Tigers (42-32)
  • Tigers SP Justin Verlander struggled but escaped with a no-decision, allowing four runs over just five frames.
  • Red Sox SP Felix Doubront permitted three runs — two earned — on four hits and four walks over five innings.
  • Tigers 1B Prince Fielder went 2-for-5 with three RBI.
(44-34) Athletics – 3 at 6 – Mariners (34-43) (10 innings)
  • Mariners OF Raul Ibanez went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI.
  • Mariners DH Kendrys Morales hit a walkoff three-run homer in the 10th inning.
  • Mariners SP Jeremy Bonderman allowed just two runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
  • Athletics SP Jarrod Parker gave up three runs on five hits over seven innings in his start.
(42-34) Orioles – 5 at 13 – Blue Jays (38-36)
  • Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson won his first game, allowing four runs over six frames.
  • Orioles SP Freddy Garcia was rocked for seven runs on seven hits and two walks over just 2 1/3 innings.
  • Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI.
  • Orioles 2B Ryan Flaherty went 2-for-4 with a pair of homers and three RBI.
  • Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored.
(31-42) White Sox – 6 at 7 – Royals (35-38)
  • Royals RP Greg Holland collected his 16th save of the year.
  • White Sox 1B Adam Dunn hit his 20th home run of the season.
  • Royals SP James Shields went 5 innings allowing 4 runs and 7 hits in a no decision.
  • White Sox SP Dylan Axelrod was smacked around giving up 4 runs and 10 hits over just 4.2 innings.
  • Royals got homers from C George Kottaras and OF Jarrod Dyson.
(39-37) Rays – 3 at 1 – Yankees (41-34)
  • Rays RP Fernando Rodney tallied his 15th save of the year.
  • Rays SP Chris Archer allowed one run over six innings to earn his second victory.
  • Rays 1B James Loney went 3-for-4 with a walk and two RBI.
  • Rays C Jose Molina went 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base.
(34-38) Twins – 5 at 3 – Indians (38-36)
  • Making a start in place of the injured Mike Pelfrey, Twins SP Pedro Hernandez walked six but allowed just two runs over five innings.
  • Indians SP Carlos Carrasco surrendered three runs on six hits and four walks over just 4 2/3 frames.
  • Twins C Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 with three runs scored.
Inter League:
(44-32) Rangers – 2 at 1 – Cardinals (47-29)
  • Rangers RP Robbie Ross retired the only batter he faced in relief while picking up the win.
  • Rangers SP Nick Tepesch allowed just one run on four hits over 5 2/3 innings in his start.
  • Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright gave up two runs (one earned) over 6 2/3 innings on Sunday night against the Rangers.
(29-48) Astros – 6 at 14 – Cubs (31-43)
  • Cubs OF Ryan Sweeney tallied a career-high six RBI.
  • Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija went 7 innings allowing 3 runs in the win.
  • Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-3 with 4 RBI and 4 runs scored.
  • Astros SP Jordan Lyles was hammered for 5 runs and 10 hits over 5 innings in the loss.
(46-30) Pirates – 10 at 9 – Angels (33-43) (10 innings)
  • Angels RP Ernesto Frieri suffered a blown save.
  • Pirates SP Charlie Morton allowed five runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings.
  • Pirates C Tony Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a double.
  • Angels SP Joe Blanton allowed just one earned run on six hits and over 7 1/3 innings.

Player Transactions:

National League:

American League:
  • Twins recalled RHP Kyle Gibson from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Twins optioned LHP Pedro Hernandez to Triple-A Rochester.
  • Royals designated OF Quintin Berry for assignment.
  • Royals claimed RHP Maikel Cleto off waivers from the Cardinals.
  • Rangers recalled OF Engel Beltre from Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Rangers placed OF Craig Gentry on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 21, with a non-displaced fracture in his left hand.
  • Yankees recalled RHP Ivan Nova from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Yankees optioned OF Thomas Neal to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Twins recalled LHP Pedro Hernandez from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Twins placed RHP Mike Pelfrey on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 19, with a back strain.
  • Angels signed RHP Daniel Stange to a minor league contract.
  • The Astros have promoted OF George Springer to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Athletics optioned RHP Dan Straily to Triple-A Sacramento.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Brewers OF Carlos Gomez has been diagnosed with a left shoulder sprain and is considered to be day-to-day.
  • Nationals SP Dan Haren has been diagnosed with shoulder stiffness.
  • Nationals OF Jayson Werth left Sunday's game with a groin injury.
  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) is beginning a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis Sunday.
  • Cubs OF David DeJesus has begun doing rehab work on his ailing right shoulder.
  • Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) will throw a bullpen session before the end of the Braves' road trip that ends Wednesday.
  • Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill (hand) will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.
  • Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras left Sunday's game at Triple-A Memphis with an apparent injury.
  • Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval (foot) will be activated from the disabled list Monday.
  • Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez left Sunday's game with leg cramps.
American League:
  • Indians manager Terry Francona confirmed Sunday that SP Brett Myers (elbow) will be converted to a reliever when he returns from the disabled list.
  • Angels OF Peter Bourjos left Sunday's game against the Pirates with a left thumb injury.
  • Angels manager Mike Scioscia admitted Sunday that RP Ryan Madson (elbow) could be shut down for the season.
  • Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos said SS Jose Reyes (ankle) will be activated from the disabled list Thursday.
  • Twins OF Aaron Hicks (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester Monday.
  • Indians RP Chris Perez (shoulder) believes he's ready to be activated from the disabled list following a successful simulated game Sunday.
  • Rangers OF Jeff Baker (thumb) remains unable to perform baseball activities.
  • Red Sox RP Franklin Morales will undergo an MRI on his left shoulder and pectoral on Monday.
  • White Sox SP Jake Peavy (rib) is hoping to resume running and throwing this week.
  • Orioles DH Nolan Reimold (hamstring) could remain on his rehab assignment a bit longer.
  • Twins SP Nick Blackburn (arm) will throw in a simulated game Monday.
  • Indians 1B Nick Swisher (shoulder) will return to the lineup on Sunday or Monday.
  • Orioles SP Dylan Bundy (elbow) threw two sessions of 25 throws from 120 feet on Friday.
  • Orioles DH Steve Pearce has been receiving treatment on both wrists for the past month.
  • Athletics C John Jaso (hand) is expected to be sidelined until Tuesday.
  • Rangers SP Alexi Ogando (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen Sunday.
  • Rangers RP Joakim Soria (elbow, pectoral) made his second rehab appearance Sunday with Double-A Frisco.
  • Tigers C Alex Avila (forearm) went 0-for-3 with a walk in his first rehab game Sunday with Triple-A Toledo.

Notes and Rumors:

National League:

American League:

  • Red Sox SP Allen Webster is currently scheduled to start on Saturday against the Blue Jays.

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Clint - any news/projections on Michael Morse's recent injury? Thank you.
Nothing new as of yet, quad injuries are mostly about rest. We'll probably hear something in a week to 10 days on how it's progressing.