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Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Mets OF Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.
- Mets RP Bobby Parnell allowed no runs despite having surrendered two hits, earning his 17th save of the season.
- Mets SP Dillon Gee allowed one run — none earned — in 6 2/3 innings.
- Pirates SP Gerrit Cole surrendered three earned runs in five innings while striking out two.
- Nationals OF Denard Span went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a pair of RBI and a run scored.
- Nationals RP Rafael Soriano earned his 25th save of the season.
- Nationals SP Taylor Jordan enjoyed the best start of his young career, hurling six innings of two-run ball in a no-decision.
- Marlins RP Steve Cishek was slapped with his fifth loss after allowing three runs over 1 1/3 innings.
- Reds RP Aroldis Chapman allowed a solo homer to Andrelton Simmons in a non-save situation.
- Reds OF Jay Bruce finished 3-for-5 with a double, home run and two RBI.
- Reds OF Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-3 with a home run, two walks and three runs scored.
- Reds SP Tony Cingrani allowed two runs — one earned — on four hits over four innings in a no-decision.
- Braves SP Julio Teheran was chased for five runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.
- Twins OF Aaron Hicks blasted a three-run homer off CC Sabathia in the third inning.
- Twins 1B Justin Morneau went 3-for-5 with a double, RBI and run scored.
- Twins SP Kyle Gibson earned his second win by allowing three runs — two earned — over five innings.
- Yankees SP CC Sabathia was rocked for eight runs — three earned — on eight hits over four innings.
- Orioles RP Jim Johnson struck out two during a scoreless ninth inning en route to his 33rd save.
- Orioles 1B Chris Davis ended the first half strong, going 2-for-4 with his 37th homer and four RBI.
- Orioles SP Scott Feldman earned his first victory on his new team, allowing three runs on five hits over 7 1/3 innings.
- Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson was hammered for seven runs on seven hits over six innings.
- Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-3 with a walk, homer and two RBI.
- Tigers OF Torii Hunter went 2-for-3 with a walk, home run and two runs scored.
- Tigers SP Justin Verlander gave up zero runs for seven innings, allowing just one hit, in a victory.
- Rangers SP Martin Perez yielded five runs over 5 2/3 innings.
- Tigers RP Joaquin Benoit struck out both batters he faced in a non-save situation.
- Indians 2B Jason Kipnis was perfect at the plate, going 2-for-2 with two walks, a double, two RBI and a run scored.
- Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a double, a pair of RBI and a run scored.
- Indians RP Chris Perez collected his 13th save of the season.
- Royals SP James Shields allowed three runs over five innings in a no-decision.
- Phillies OF Domonic Brown smacked a two-run double.
- Phillies SP Cole Hamels twirled eight innings of two-run ball in a no-decision win.
- Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon was charged with his fifth blown save when he allowed a run on two hits in the ninth inning.
- White Sox SP Jose Quintana allowed three runs on five hits over six innings in a no-decision.
- Padres purchased the contract of LHP Colt Hynes from Triple-A Tucson.
- Padres optioned RHP Brad Brach to Triple-A Tucson.
- Braves placed OF B.J. Upton on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 13, with a right adductor strain.
- Phillies activated C Erik Kratz from the 15-day disabled list.
- Braves activated C/OF Evan Gattis from the 15-day disabled list.
- Giants designated RHP Chris Heston for assignment.
- Marlins optioned LHP Duane Below to Triple-A New Orleans.
- Cubs designated RHP Henry Rodriguez for assignment.
- Brewers optioned OF Khris Davis to Triple-A Nashville.
- Indians sent C Omir Santos outright to Triple-A Columbus.
- Indians activated RHP Blake Wood from the 60-day disabled list, optioned him to Triple-A Columbus.
- Red Sox recalled LHP Drake Britton from Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Red Sox optioned OF Jackie Bradley to Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Royals designated RHP J.C. Gutierrez for assignment.
- Royals activated RHP Wade Davis from the paternity leave list.
- Twins optioned INF Eduardo Escobar to Triple-A Rochester.
- Twins optioned INF/OF Chris Parmelee to Triple-A Rochester.
- Tigers signed RHP Jeremy Bonderman to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Toledo.
- Red Sox sent RHP Alfredo Aceves outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment later this week at Triple-A Reno.
- Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (thumb) has been ruled out for the All-Star game.
- Phillies OF Ben Revere is expected to be sidelined 6-8 weeks with a fractured right foot.
- Brewers SP Marco Estrada (hamstring, back) had a second consecutive bullpen session scratched.
- Brewers RP Alfredo Figaro (oblique) will be used in long relief when he returns from the disabled list.
- Cubs SP Scott Baker (elbow) was charged with four runs on six hits and a walk over three innings in his first rehab start with Low-A Kane County Sunday.
- The Dodgers expect OF Matt Kemp (shoulder) to return from the disabled list when first eligible.
- Padres 2B Logan Forsythe is day-to-day with right knee soreness.
- White Sox 1B Paul Konerko (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Birmingham on Thursday.
- Rangers SP Alexi Ogando (shoulder) is in line to start the Rangers' fifth game after the All-Star break.
- SS Jayson Nix (hamstring) will travel to the Yankees' spring training complex on Monday and begin increasing his activity.
- Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that DH Travis Hafner (foot) is fine.
- X-rays to White Sox C Josh Phegley's right hand were negative.
- White Sox SP Jake Peavy (rib) tossed five innings of one-run ball in his first rehab start with Double-A Birmingham Sunday.
- Angels SP Tommy Hanson (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire on Thursday.
- Rays SS Yunel Escobar left Sunday's game with a slight right hamstring strain.
- Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera (knee) will move his rehab assignment to Double-A New Hampshire on Monday.
- Mariners RP Stephen Pryor (lat) is expected to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Low-A Everett.
- Indians SP Brett Myers (elbow) remains without a timetable to return from the disabled list.
Notes and Rumors:
- Giants RP Sergio Romo has been named the replacement for Jordan Zimmermann (neck) on the National League All-Star roster.
- Bruce Levine of ESPNDallas.com reports that the Rangers and Blue Jays "remain the front-runners" for Cubs SP Matt Garza.
- Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa is batting .486 (17-for-35) over his last 10 games at Triple-A Syracuse.
- SP Matt Harvey will start the Mets' third game after the All-Star break.
- Pirates RP Mark Melancon has been named as an injury replacement to the National League All-Star team.
- Brewers RP Tom Gorzelanny is expected to remain in the Brewers' rotation after the All-Star break.
- Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Saturday that SP Randall Delgado could remain with the team as a reliever after Brandon McCarthy and Trevor Cahill return from the disabled list.
- Braves C Brian McCann will replace Freddie Freeman on the NL All-Star team.
- Red Sox SS Stephen Drew (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Double-A Portland.
- Orioles SP Chris Tillman has been added to the American League All-Star roster as a replacement.
- SP Ross Wolf will remain in the Rangers' rotation after the All-Star break for at least one start.
- Rangers SP Justin Grimm will be moved to the Rangers' bullpen at the start of the second half.
- Royals RP Greg Holland has been added to the AL All-Star roster.
Yesterday's Top Hitters:
|Yadier Molina||STL||@ CHC||10-6 W||4/6||1||3||4||0||8||0|
|Darwin Barney||CHC||vs STL||6-10 L||3/4||1||2||4||0||6||0|
|Chris Davis||BAL||vs TOR||7-4 W||2/4||1||2||4||0||6||0|
|Carlos Quentin||SD||vs SF||10-1 W||2/4||1||2||3||1||6||0|
|Ichiro Suzuki||NYY||vs MIN||4-10 L||3/5||1||2||2||0||6||0|
|Jay Bruce||CIN||@ ATL||8-4 W||3/5||1||1||2||0||7||0|
|Adam Jones||BAL||vs TOR||7-4 W||2/3||1||3||2||1||5||0|
|Allen Craig||STL||@ CHC||10-6 W||4/5||0||2||1||1||5||0|
|Nick Hundley||SD||vs SF||10-1 W||3/4||1||1||2||0||6||0|
|Shin-Soo Choo||CIN||@ ATL||8-4 W||2/3||1||3||1||2||5||0|
|Logan Schafer||MIL||@ ARI||5-1 W||2/3||1||2||2||1||5||0|
|Chris Denorfia||SD||vs SF||10-1 W||2/4||1||3||1||0||5||0|
|Denard Span||WSH||@ MIA||5-2 W||3/5||0||1||2||0||5||0|
|Michael Cuddyer||COL||@ LAD||3-1 W||2/5||1||1||3||0||5||0|
|Desmond Jennings||TB||vs HOU||5-0 W||2/5||1||2||2||0||5||0|
|Torii Hunter||DET||vs TEX||5-0 W||2/3||1||2||1||1||5||0|
|Josh Donaldson||OAK||vs BOS||3-2 W||2/5||1||1||3||0||5||0|
|Jhonny Peralta||DET||vs TEX||5-0 W||2/3||1||1||2||1||5||0|
|Andrelton Simmons||ATL||vs CIN||4-8 L||2/4||1||2||1||1||5||0|
|Will Venable||SD||vs SF||10-1 W||2/4||1||1||2||0||5||0|
|Asdrubal Cabrera||CLE||vs KC||6-4 W||3/5||0||1||2||0||4||0|
|Alejandro De Aza||CHW||@ PHI||3-4 L||2/5||1||1||1||0||6||0|
|Jason Kipnis||CLE||vs KC||6-4 W||2/2||0||1||2||2||3||0|
|Justin Morneau||MIN||@ NYY||10-4 W||3/5||0||1||1||0||4||0|
|Carlos Santana||CLE||vs KC||6-4 W||3/3||0||0||1||1||4||0|
|Pete Kozma||STL||@ CHC||10-6 W||3/6||0||1||2||0||3||0|
|Aaron Hicks||MIN||@ NYY||10-4 W||1/4||1||1||3||1||4||0|
|Kelly Johnson||TB||vs HOU||5-0 W||3/4||0||2||0||0||3||0|
|Jean Segura||MIL||@ ARI||5-1 W||3/3||0||1||0||1||3||0|
|Michael Saunders||SEA||vs LAA||4-3 W||1/4||1||1||2||0||4||0|
Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:
|Chris Archer||TB||vs HOU||5-0 W||9||5||0||0||0||8||112||W|
|Justin Verlander||DET||vs TEX||5-0 W||7||1||0||0||3||3||105||W|
|Brandon Workman||BOS||@ OAK||2-3 L||6.1||2||2||2||1||5||103||ND|
|Cole Hamels||PHI||vs CHW||4-3 W||8||8||2||2||0||7||107||ND|
|Wily Peralta||MIL||@ ARI||5-1 W||7||7||1||1||2||8||107||W|
|Dillon Gee||NYM||@ PIT||4-2 W||6.2||5||1||0||1||2||105||W|
|Scott Feldman||BAL||vs TOR||7-4 W||7.1||5||3||3||1||7||110||W|
|Eric Stults||SD||vs SF||10-1 W||6||5||1||1||2||5||103||W|
|Jhoulys Chacin||COL||@ LAD||3-1 W||6||6||1||1||3||6||94||W|
|Hisashi Iwakuma||SEA||vs LAA||4-3 W||7||7||3||3||1||7||96||W|
|Jose Quintana||CHW||@ PHI||3-4 L||6||5||3||3||2||5||109||ND|
|Bartolo Colon||OAK||vs BOS||3-2 W||6.1||8||2||2||0||4||107||ND|
|Taylor Jordan||WSH||@ MIA||5-2 W||6||8||2||2||0||4||73||ND|
|Tony Cingrani||CIN||@ ATL||8-4 W||4||4||2||1||3||5||96||ND|
|Henderson Alvarez||MIA||vs WSH||2-5 L||6.2||9||2||2||2||3||98||ND|
|Gerrit Cole||PIT||vs NYM||2-4 L||5||6||3||3||2||5||89||L|
|Erik Bedard||HOU||@ TB||0-5 L||5||8||3||2||2||6||109||L|
|Kyle Gibson||MIN||@ NYY||10-4 W||5||5||3||2||4||1||93||W|
|Adam Wainwright||STL||@ CHC||10-6 W||6||8||4||4||1||4||111||ND|
|James Shields||KC||@ CLE||4-6 L||5||7||3||3||3||4||113||ND|
|Martin Perez||TEX||@ DET||0-5 L||5.2||4||5||5||3||4||74||L|
|Ricky Nolasco||LAD||vs COL||1-3 L||5||8||3||3||3||4||82||L|
|Ian Kennedy||ARI||vs MIL||1-5 L||6.1||9||5||5||2||4||92||L|
|Josh Johnson||TOR||@ BAL||4-7 L||6||7||7||7||1||7||91||L|
|Julio Teheran||ATL||vs CIN||4-8 L||5.1||7||5||5||2||3||96||L|
|Travis Wood||CHC||vs STL||6-10 L||5.2||10||3||3||3||1||100||ND|
|Joe Blanton||LAA||@ SEA||3-4 L||4||5||4||4||4||2||94||L|
|Ubaldo Jimenez||CLE||vs KC||6-4 W||4||8||4||4||2||2||76||ND|
|Barry Zito||SF||@ SD||1-10 L||2||4||4||4||2||0||41||L|
|CC Sabathia||NYY||vs MIN||4-10 L||4||8||8||3||2||5||93||L|