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Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(75-52) Pirates – 10 at 5 – Giants (56-71)
  • Pirates OF Jose Tabata finished 3-for-4 with a three-run double and two runs scored.
  • Pirates SP Jeff Locke struggled yet again, giving up three runs on five hits and four walks over four innings.
  • Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored.
  • Giants 1B Brett Pill went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

(75-52) Dodgers – 6 at 0 – Marlins (48-78)
(65-61) Diamondbacks – 1 at 2 – Reds (73-55)
  • Reds RP Sam LeCure tossed a scoreless ninth inning for his first career save.
  • Reds SP Mat Latos fired eight innings of one-run ball.
  • Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill tossed seven innings of one-run ball in a no-decision.
  • Diamondbacks OF Adam Eaton went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a hit-by-pitch.
(63-64) Nationals – 5 at 4 – Cubs (54-73) (13 innings)
  • Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg was charged with four runs on seven hits and two walks over 8 2/3 frames,
  • Cubs SP Travis Wood allowed four runs over 6 2/3 innings.
  • Cubs 3B Donnie Murphy hit a game-tying, two-run homer off of Stephen Strasburg with two outs in the ninth inning.
(59-70) Rockies – 4 at 5 – Phillies (57-70)
  • Phillies OF Darin Ruf hit his ninth homer.
  • Rockies SP Chad Bettis pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball.
  • Rockies C Wilin Rosario went 2-for-4 and hit a three-run homer.
  • Rockies OF Dexter Fowler wore the golden sombrero, though he did manage a sac fly to go along with the four strikeouts.
(77-50) Braves – 2 at 6 – Cardinals (74-53)
  • Cardinals RP Joe Kelly pitched six solid innings, allowing just two runs.
  • Braves SP Paul Maholm gave up five runs — four earned — in 5 1/3 innings in his return from the DL.
  • Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored.
  • Braves OF Justin Upton hit a two-run homer in his return to the lineup.

American League:

(57-70) Blue Jays – 3 at 5 – Yankees (67-59)
  • Yankees SP Andy Pettitte tossed six innings of one-run ball.
  • Yankees RP David Robertson nailed down his second save of the season with a perfect ninth inning.
  • Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ was charged with four runs on three hits and four walks over 5 1/3 innings.
  • Yankees OF Curtis Granderson ripped a solo homer.
  • Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia belted a solo homer.
(56-70) Twins – 7 at 6 – Tigers (74-53)
  • Tigers SP Justin Verlander was tagged for six runs over seven innings in a no-decision.
  • Tigers OF Austin Jackson went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and two runs scored.
  • Twins OF Chris Herrmann went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI doubles and a run scored.
  • Twins SP Andrew Albers was tagged for five runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
(52-74) White Sox – 4 at 3 – Royals (64-62) (12 innings)
  • White Sox 3B Conor Gillaspie went 2-for-5 and hit a go-ahead homer in the top of the 12th.
  • Royals 2B Emilio Bonifacio went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two more steals.
Inter League:

Player Transactions:

National League:

  • Braves activated LHP Paul Maholm from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Braves placed OF Jason Heyward on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right jaw.
  • Braves optioned INF Phil Gosselin to Triple-A Gwinnett.
  • FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt has been placed on waivers.
  • Mets signed RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka.
  • Reds transferred RHP Johnny Cueto from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Reds purchased the contract of RHP Nick Christiani from Triple-A Louisville.
  • Reds placed RHP Jonathan Broxton on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor mass strain in his elbow.
  • Giants recalled INF Nick Noonan from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants recalled OF Francisco Peguero from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Giants placed OF Andres Torres on the 15-day disabled list with a left Achilles strain.
  • Giants optioned LHP Mike Kickham to Triple-A Fresno.
  • Mets optioned RHP Greg Burke to Triple-A Las Vegas.
American League:
  • White Sox recalled INF Leury Garcia from Triple-A Charlotte.
  • Blue Jays re-signed OF Ryan Langerhans to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.
  • According to ESPN's Jesse Rogers, the Rays claimed OF David DeJesus off waivers from the Nationals.
  • Rays signed OF Delmon Young to a minor league contract; assigned him to Double-A Montgomery.
  • Yankees placed SS Jayson Nix on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hand.
  • Blue Jays recalled INF Ryan Goins from Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Blue Jays placed INF Maicer Izturis on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle.
  • The Athletics have acquired Kurt Suzuki from the Nationals for a pitching prospect, according to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Braves OF Jason Heyward (jaw) is expected to miss the rest of the regular season after undergoing surgery Thursday to repair a fracture in his right jaw.
  • Cubs OF Ryan Sweeney (rib) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment this coming Saturday.
  • 3B Luis Valbuena has been cleared to head to the Cubs' spring training complex to begin workouts.
  • John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle hears that Giants SP Matt Cain "will be all right" after leaving Thursday's start following a line drive to the pitching arm.
  • Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that "there is concern" that Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt tore his elbow ligament during an appearance Thursday.
  • Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) said Thursday that he is days away from beginning a throwing program.
  • Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (knee) is not expected to return this season.
  • FOX Sports Midwest's Jim Hayes reported on Thursday's Cardinals broadcast that RP Edward Mujica is dealing with a knot in his upper back.
  • Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez will visit Dr. James Andrews next week after feeling more pain in his left forearm during a simulated game Thursday.
  • Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) said Wednesday that he remains optimistic about returning this season.
  • Pirates RP Jason Grilli (forearm) threw a bullpen session Thursday.
  • Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras underwent surgery Wednesday to address some ligament damage to his right ankle, as well as clean out cartilage.
  • Braves 2B Dan Uggla (eye surgery) will play in 1-2 rehab games before being activated from the disabled list on August 28.
  • Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook is currently dealing with back stiffness.
  • Braves SP Brandon Beachy has been scratched from Sunday's scheduled start and is scheduled to see Dr. James Andrews on Monday.
  • Rockies SP Roy Oswalt (hamstring) threw three innings in a simulated game Thursday.
  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood (elbow) threw three innings in a simulated game Thursday.
American League:
  • X-rays and a CT scan taken Thursday afternoon on Astros DH Max Stassi's face and head showed no fractures.
  • Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera (knee) is not expected back this season.
  • Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia felt lingering pain in his wrist while taking batting practice on Thursday.
  • Athletics SP Brett Anderson (foot) allowed five runs on five hits and two walks over just 3 1/3 innings in his first rehab start with High-A Stockton Thursday.
  • Orioles 3B Wilson Betemit (knee) will move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.

Notes & Rumors:

National League:

  • Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that the Cubs are expected to "make a run" at impending free agent OF Shin-Soo Choo this offseason.
  • SP Daisuke Matsuzaka will start for the Mets on Friday against the Tigers.
  • Braves SP Mike Minor will start Sunday against the Cardinals.
American League:

Yesterday's Top Hitters:

PLAYER TEAM OPP SCORE H/AB HR R RBI BB TB SB
Brian Bogusevic CHC vs WSH 4-5 L 3/4 1 1 1 1 7 0
Jose Tabata PIT @ SF 10-5 W 3/4 0 2 3 0 4 0
Austin Jackson DET vs MIN 6-7 L 2/4 1 2 3 0 5 0
Bryan Holaday DET vs MIN 6-7 L 2/2 1 2 2 1 5 0
Chris Herrmann MIN @ DET 7-6 W 3/5 0 1 2 0 5 0
Stephen Lombardozzi WSH @ CHC 5-4 W 2/5 1 2 1 0 6 0
Wilin Rosario COL @ PHI 4-5 L 2/4 1 1 3 0 5 0
Ryan Doumit MIN @ DET 7-6 W 2/5 1 1 3 0 5 0
Ryan Zimmerman WSH @ CHC 5-4 W 3/6 1 1 1 0 6 0
Conor Gillaspie CHW @ KC 4-3 W 2/5 1 2 1 0 5 0
Jordy Mercer PIT @ SF 10-5 W 2/4 1 2 1 0 5 0
Matt Holliday STL vs ATL 6-2 W 2/3 0 1 1 1 4 0
Curtis Granderson NYY vs TOR 5-3 W 1/3 1 2 1 1 4 0
Justin Upton ATL @ STL 2-6 L 1/3 1 1 2 1 4 0
Brett Pill SF vs PIT 5-10 L 3/4 0 1 0 0 4 0
Garrett Jones PIT @ SF 10-5 W 1/3 1 2 1 1 4 0
Pedro Alvarez PIT @ SF 10-5 W 2/5 0 1 2 0 4 0
Matt Carpenter STL vs ATL 6-2 W 2/5 0 2 1 0 3 0
Darin Ruf PHI vs COL 5-4 W 1/4 1 1 2 0 4 0
Prince Fielder DET vs MIN 6-7 L 3/5 0 0 1 0 3 0
Brian Dozier MIN @ DET 7-6 W 2/5 0 1 1 0 3 0
Donnie Murphy CHC vs WSH 4-5 L 1/5 1 1 2 0 4 0
Carlos Beltran STL vs ATL 6-2 W 2/4 0 1 1 0 3 0
Andrew McCutchen PIT @ SF 10-5 W 2/3 0 1 1 2 2 0
J.P. Arencibia TOR @ NYY 3-5 L 1/4 1 1 1 0 4 0
Paul Goldschmidt ARI @ CIN 1-2 L 3/4 0 0 0 0 3 0
Jimmy Rollins PHI vs COL 5-4 W 2/5 0 1 0 0 3 1
Carlos Ruiz PHI vs COL 5-4 W 3/4 0 0 0 0 3 0
Domonic Brown PHI vs COL 5-4 W 2/5 0 1 1 0 2 0
Eduardo Nunez NYY vs TOR 5-3 W 1/2 0 1 2 1 1 0

Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:

Player Team Opponent Score IP H R ER BB K PIT DEC
Clayton Kershaw LAD @ MIA 6-0 W 8 5 0 0 3 6 103 W
Mat Latos CIN vs ARI 2-1 W 8 5 1 1 0 6 102 W
Trevor Cahill ARI @ CIN 1-2 L 7 4 1 1 4 7 97 ND
Jose Quintana CHW @ KC 4-3 W 7 4 3 3 1 7 104 ND
Andy Pettitte NYY vs TOR 5-3 W 6 4 1 1 3 3 100 W
Stephen Strasburg WSH @ CHC 5-4 W 8.2 7 4 4 2 8 112 ND
Chad Bettis COL @ PHI 4-5 L 5.1 6 1 1 1 5 93 ND
James Shields KC vs CHW 3-4 L 7 9 3 3 0 8 110 ND
Joe Kelly STL vs ATL 6-2 W 6 7 2 2 2 3 109 W
Travis Wood CHC vs WSH 4-5 L 6.2 7 4 4 2 4 110 ND
J.A. Happ TOR @ NYY 3-5 L 5.1 3 4 4 5 4 97 L
Paul Maholm ATL @ STL 2-6 L 5.1 5 5 4 3 4 102 L
Jeff Locke PIT @ SF 10-5 W 4 5 3 3 4 3 73 ND
Matt Cain SF vs PIT 5-10 L 3.1 7 3 3 0 3 61 ND
Justin Verlander DET vs MIN 6-7 L 7 10 6 6 3 6 121 ND
Kyle Kendrick PHI vs COL 5-4 W 5 8 4 4 1 2 78 ND
Andrew Albers MIN @ DET 7-6 W 5.2 9 5 5 1 4 96 ND
Henderson Alvarez MIA vs LAD 0-6 L 5 7 5 5 2 3 78 L
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