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Probable Pitchers for July 25, 2013
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Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Pirates SP Francisco Liriano spun 7 2/3 scoreless innings while allowing just two hits and three walks.
- Pirates RP Mark Melancon notched his first save since taking over for the injured Jason Grilli, tossing a scoreless inning in a win.
- Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg struck out 12 while allowing just one run on two hits over eight innings but suffered a loss.
- Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez launched a solo homer.
- Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija went 5.2 innings giving up three runs and six hits while striking out five.
- Diamondbacks SP Ian Kennedy went 5 innings giving up two runs in a no decision.
- Cubs OF Nate Schierholtz hit his 13th homer of the year.
- Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt blasted his 22nd homer of the season.
- Braves 2B Dan Uggla went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.
- Braves C Evan Gattis went 2-for-4 with a home run.
- Mets SP Jeremy Hefner allowed six runs — five earned — in 4 1/3 innings.
- Brewers OF Carlos Gomez went 4-for-4 with two RBI.
- Brewers OF Norichika Aoki went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and two runs scored.
- Padres SP Sean O'Sullivan allowed three runs — two earned — over 6 1/3 innings.
- Brewers SP Kyle Lohse allowed one run over seven innings in a win.
- Cardinals OF Shane Robinson had three hits and three RBI.
- Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook yielded three runs in seven innings.
- Phillies SP John Lannan allowed four earned runs in four innings.
- Marlins SP Jacob Turner went 6 innings giving up two runs in a no decision.
- Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa picked up his 10th win of the year dealing 6 innings of shutout ball.
- Rockies RP Rex Brothers picked up his 6th save of the year.
- Reds SP Mike Leake picked up his 10th win of the season despite allowing 12 hits over 6 innings.
- Reds got two RBI each from Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips and Devin Mesoraco.
- Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI.
- Rays SP David Price threw a five-hit complete game, allowing just one run.
- Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli went 2-for-3 with a home run.
- Rays OF Wil Myers went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
- Red Sox SP Felix Doubront allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings.
- Rangers SP Matt Garza allowed only an unearned run over 7 1/3 innings.
- Yankees OF Brett Gardner went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored.
- Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.
- Yankees SP Andy Pettitte allowed two runs in six innings but took the loss.
- Royals 1B Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with two home runs.
- Orioles C Matt Wieters went 2-for-4 with a home run.
- Royals SP Ervin Santana allowed three runs — one earned — in eight innings in a no-decision.
- Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen allowed three runs over 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
- Tigers 1B Prince Fielder went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.
- White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo went 3-for-4 with a home run.
- Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez threw six shutout innings allowing six hits while striking out five.
- White Sox SP John Danks allowed six runs on 11 hits in seven innings.
- Angels RP Ernesto Frieri recovered and pitched a scoreless ninth.
- Twins SP Mike Pelfrey took a tough loss after allowing one run over six innings.
- Angels SP Jered Weaver allowed zero runs for eight innings, striking out nine, to earn his fifth victory.
- Angels 3B Alberto Callaspo went hitless in a fourth straight game.
- Twins DH Chris Colabello went 0-for-3 and is just 2-for-18 since his callup.
- Indians OF Michael Bourn went 2-for-4 and hit his first career grand slam.
- Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera homered, doubled, walked and scored four times.
- Indians SP Scott Kazmir allowed one unearned run and one hit over eight innings.
- Mariners SP Joe Saunders surrendered six runs — five earned — in 4 2/3 innings.
- Athletics RP Ryan Cook recorded the final four outs for a save.
- Astros SP Bud Norris yielded three runs in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
- Athletics C John Jaso homered, doubled and walked.
- Astros 2B Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a homer and a steal.
- Dodgers SP Ricky Nolasco permitted two runs on two hits and four walks over 5 2/3 frames.
- Blue Jays RP Esmil Rogers allowed two runs over seven innings but was dealt a no-decision.
- Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored.
- Phillies purchased the contract of UTIL Michael Martinez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
- Phillies designated C Humberto Quintero for assignment.
- Dodgers activated LHP Ted Lilly from the 15-day disabled list.
- Dodgers placed OF Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle.
- Cubs activated OF David DeJesus from the 15-day disabled list.
- Cubs optioned OF Dave Sappelt to Triple-A Iowa.
- Brewers activated RHP Alfredo Figaro from the 15-day disabled list.
- Giants re-signed RHP Chris Heston; assigned him to Triple-A Fresno.
- Tigers signed RHP Jair Jurrjens to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Toledo.
- Rays prospect infielder Tim Beckham has been placed on the temporary inactive list at Triple-A Durham.
- Red Sox and 2B Dustin Pedroia agreed to an eight-year, $110 million contract extension.
- Angels claimed RHP J.C. Gutierrez off waivers from the Royals.
- Athletics designated INF/OF Vinnie Catricala for assignment.
- Athletics purchased the contract of INF Adam Rosales from Triple-A Sacramento.
- Yankees recalled INF David Adams from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
- Yankees placed INF Luis Cruz on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 23, with a right knee sprain.
- Twins recalled C Drew Butera from Triple-A Rochester.
- Twins placed C Joe Mauer on the paternity list.
- Athletics optioned INF Grant Green to Triple-A Sacramento.
- Neil Ramirez has been placed on the disabled list at Double-A Frisco because of a biceps train.
- Orioles optioned INF Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk.
- Orioles signed OF Dariel Alvarez.
- Nationals OF Bryce Harper got treatment recently for his left knee.
- Mets RP Jeurys Familia (elbow) has begun throwing in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
- Mets C Travis d'Arnaud (foot) went 1-for-3 on Wednesday in his first game with the GCL Mets.
- Mets OF Lucas Duda (intercostal) went 0-for-2 with a walk Wednesday in his first rehab game with the GCL Mets.
- Diamondbacks RP Matt Reynolds (elbow) is scheduled to throw Wednesday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list.
- Mets SP Jon Niese (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Mets this weekend.
- Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero will visit the doctor Wednesday after feeling slight pain in his back during batting practice prior to Tuesday's game.
- Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna is expected to be placed on the disabled list with a torn ligament in his left thumb.
- Phillies OF Domonic Brown is displaying concussion-like symptoms.
- Braves SP Tim Hudson will have season-ending surgery for a fractured right ankle that he suffered in Wednesday's win over the Mets.
- Nationals SP Ross Detwiler will miss the next month due to a disc issue that's led to a pinched nerve in his back.
- Brewers RP Donovan Hand (hand) is expected to make his next scheduled start on Sunday in Colorado.
- Braves OF Jordan Schafer (ankle) could be cleared to swing a bat as soon as this weekend.
- Braves OF B.J. Upton (groin) played catch and took batting practice Wednesday.
- Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) could rejoin the Braves' rotation as soon as Monday.
- Cardinals SP John Gast will undergo season-ending surgery on his left lat.
- Padres OF Kyle Blanks (Achilles) will not return from the disabled list when first eligible on Saturday.
- Reds C Ryan Hanigan (wrist) won't be activated from the disabled list on Thursday as originally hoped.
- Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong (hand) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A San Jose on Friday.
- Rays SP Taylor Guerrieri will have Tommy John surgery Wednesday.
- Yankees SS Jayson Nix (hamstring) will continue his rehab assignment Thursday with High-A Tampa.
- Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (finger) said he will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with High-A Tampa.
- Twins OF Wilkin Ramirez (concussion) flew to the Twins' complex in Fort Myers, Florida on Wednesday.
- Rangers manager Ron Washington said on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM on Wednesday that SP Neftali Feliz (elbow) could be ready to begin a rehab assignment by August 2.
- Athletics SP Brett Anderson (foot) threw around 40 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday.
- Astros OF Brandon Barnes left Tuesday's game against the Athletics after six innings with a mild left calf strain.
- Astros OF J.D. Martinez left Tuesday's game against the Athletics after he collided with teammate Justin Maxwell while going after a fly ball in the ninth inning.
- White Sox RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) might not throw a bullpen session Thursday as originally hoped.
- SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) threw on flat ground with "with increasing intensity" Wednesday, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell.
- Athletics C John Jaso was hit in the mask again on Wednesday afternoon and came away with a headache.
- Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) felt fine after throwing a session of live batting practice on Wednesday.
- Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow will have his forearm reexamined.
- Yankees SP David Phelps (forearm) will make at least one more rehab start before being activated from the disabled list.
- Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated Wednesday that it was unlikely DH Derek Jeter (quad) would be activated from the disabled list on Saturday, the first day he's eligible.
- White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham took flips prior to Wednesday's game and said his injured left wrist "felt better than it did."
- Rangers DH Lance Berkman (hip) admitted Wednesday that he's "probably still not quite ready" to return to the lineup.
Notes and Rumors
- Braves SP Kris Medlen indicated after Tuesday's game that he knows he knows he could be moved to the bullpen.
- Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated Wednesday that OF Jeff Francoeur will be his regular left fielder going forward.
- Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Taylor Jordan will be shut down after about 20-30 more innings.
- OF Alfonso Soriano met with Cubs president Theo Epstein on Tuesday to give him a list of teams he would approve a trade to.
- According to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers are eyeing White Sox outfielder Alex Rios.
- Evan Drellich of MLB.com was told by a source that the Red Sox plan to have a scout in attendance to watch White Sox SP Jake Peavy's start against the Tigers on Thursday.
- Mariners manager Eric Wedge will miss at least the next three series after suffering a "very mild stroke."
- MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports that 3B Will Middlebrooks' name has been involved in the Red Sox' trade talks with the White Sox regarding Jake Peavy.
- Angels RP Garrett Richards will take Joe Blanton's spot in the rotation starting on Saturday in Oakland.
- Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers have expressed interest in Hunter Pence, Alex Rios and Kendrys Morales
Yesterday's Top Hitters
|Nate Schierholtz||CHC||@ ARI||7-6 W||3/6||1||1||5||0||7||0|
|Asdrubal Cabrera||CLE||@ SEA||10-1 W||2/4||1||4||3||1||6||0|
|Eric Hosmer||KC||vs BAL||4-3 W||2/4||2||2||3||0||8||0|
|Yasiel Puig||LAD||@ TOR||8-3 W||3/5||1||2||2||1||7||0|
|Michael Bourn||CLE||@ SEA||10-1 W||2/4||1||2||4||1||5||0|
|Andre Ethier||LAD||@ TOR||8-3 W||4/6||0||1||2||0||6||0|
|Carlos Gomez||MIL||vs SD||3-1 W||4/4||0||0||2||0||6||1|
|Dayan Viciedo||CHW||vs DET||2-6 L||3/4||1||2||1||0||6||0|
|Hunter Pence||SF||vs CIN||3-8 L||5/5||0||0||1||0||5||0|
|Prince Fielder||DET||@ CHW||6-2 W||2/4||1||1||3||0||5||0|
|Dan Uggla||ATL||@ NYM||8-2 W||2/4||1||1||3||0||5||0|
|Shane Robinson||STL||vs PHI||11-3 W||3/5||0||0||3||0||5||0|
|Paul Goldschmidt||ARI||vs CHC||6-7 L||1/3||1||2||3||4||4||0|
|John Jaso||OAK||@ HOU||4-3 W||2/3||1||1||1||1||6||0|
|Matt Wieters||BAL||@ KC||3-4 L||2/4||1||1||2||0||5||0|
|Mike Napoli||BOS||vs TB||1-5 L||2/3||1||1||1||0||6||0|
|A.J. Pierzynski||TEX||vs NYY||3-1 W||2/4||1||1||2||0||5||0|
|Joey Votto||CIN||@ SF||8-3 W||2/4||0||2||2||0||4||0|
|Yadier Molina||STL||vs PHI||11-3 W||3/5||0||2||1||0||4||0|
|Carlos Santana||CLE||@ SEA||10-1 W||3/5||0||0||2||0||5||0|
|Andrelton Simmons||ATL||@ NYM||8-2 W||2/5||1||1||2||0||5||0|
|Evan Gattis||ATL||@ NYM||8-2 W||2/4||1||2||1||0||5||0|
|Torii Hunter||DET||@ CHW||6-2 W||2/5||1||2||1||0||5||0|
|Jose Altuve||HOU||vs OAK||3-4 L||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||1|
|Austin Jackson||DET||@ CHW||6-2 W||2/5||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Matt Adams||STL||vs PHI||11-3 W||2/4||0||1||3||0||3||0|
|Brandon Phillips||CIN||@ SF||8-3 W||2/4||0||2||2||0||2||0|
|Daniel Murphy||NYM||vs ATL||2-8 L||2/3||0||0||2||1||4||0|
|Junior Lake||CHC||@ ARI||7-6 W||2/5||0||1||1||0||4||0|
|Mike Leake||CIN||@ SF||8-3 W||3/4||0||1||0||0||4||0|
Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines
|Jered Weaver||LAA||vs MIN||1-0 W||8||2||0||0||1||9||114||W|
|Stephen Strasburg||WSH||vs PIT||2-4 L||8||2||1||1||0||12||118||L|
|Scott Kazmir||CLE||@ SEA||10-1 W||8||1||1||0||2||7||103||W|
|Francisco Liriano||PIT||@ WSH||4-2 W||7.2||2||0||0||3||8||110||W|
|David Price||TB||@ BOS||5-1 W||9||5||1||1||0||4||97||W|
|Matt Garza||TEX||vs NYY||3-1 W||7.1||5||1||0||0||5||95||W|
|Kyle Lohse||MIL||vs SD||3-1 W||7||5||1||1||0||6||112||W|
|Tim Hudson||ATL||@ NYM||8-2 W||7.2||4||2||2||3||9||107||W|
|Jorge De La Rosa||COL||vs MIA||2-1 W||6||5||0||0||1||5||96||W|
|Anibal Sanchez||DET||@ CHW||6-2 W||6||6||0||0||1||5||101||W|
|Mike Pelfrey||MIN||@ LAA||0-1 L||6||5||1||1||1||5||94||L|
|Ervin Santana||KC||vs BAL||4-3 W||8||7||3||1||2||3||98||ND|
|Ricky Nolasco||LAD||@ TOR||8-3 W||5.2||2||2||2||4||5||98||ND|
|A.J. Griffin||OAK||@ HOU||4-3 W||6.1||6||3||3||0||8||95||W|
|Bud Norris||HOU||vs OAK||3-4 L||6.1||4||3||3||3||7||119||ND|
|Wei-Yin Chen||BAL||@ KC||3-4 L||7.1||7||3||3||0||3||107||ND|
|Jacob Turner||MIA||@ COL||1-2 L||6||6||2||2||2||4||80||L|
|Felix Doubront||BOS||vs TB||1-5 L||6.2||6||3||3||2||5||104||L|
|Esmil Rogers||TOR||vs LAD||3-8 L||7||10||2||2||1||4||104||ND|
|Sean O'Sullivan||SD||@ MIL||1-3 L||6.1||7||3||2||3||4||97||L|
|Andy Pettitte||NYY||@ TEX||1-3 L||6||8||2||2||1||2||94||L|
|Jake Westbrook||STL||vs PHI||11-3 W||7||9||3||3||0||2||90||W|
|Mike Leake||CIN||@ SF||8-3 W||6||12||1||1||2||2||105||W|
|Ian Kennedy||ARI||vs CHC||6-7 L||5||6||6||2||2||7||92||ND|
|Jeff Samardzija||CHC||@ ARI||7-6 W||5.2||6||4||3||5||5||118||ND|
|John Danks||CHW||vs DET||2-6 L||7||11||6||6||1||3||109||L|
|Jeremy Hefner||NYM||vs ATL||2-8 L||4.1||6||6||5||1||3||89||L|
|John Lannan||PHI||@ STL||3-11 L||4||8||4||4||2||3||88||L|
|Joe Saunders||SEA||vs CLE||1-10 L||4.2||9||6||5||3||5||104||L|
|Chad Gaudin||SF||vs CIN||3-8 L||3.2||7||6||6||5||1||90||L|
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