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Probable Pitchers for August 28, 2013
PITCHf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers
Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Cubs SP Travis Wood outdueled Clayton Kershaw, allowing just an unearned run over seven innings.
- Cubs RP Kevin Gregg bounced back from Sunday's blown save to protect a one-run lead.
- Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill delivered a game-winning hit in the bottom of the 10th.
- Making his major league debut, Diamondbacks SP David Holmberg lasted 3 2/3 innings and allowed three runs in a no-decision.
- Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler gave up two runs in the ninth to blow a save.
- Facing his old team for the first time, Padres SP Ian Kennedy was tagged for six runs in 4 1/3 innings.
- Diamondbacks OF Gerardo Parra had a three-run homer and a two-run single
- Mets SP Jon Niese allowed just three hits in a complete-game shutout.
- Phillies 3B Michael Young went 2-for-3 with a double.
- Mets 2B Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with an RBI.
- Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick allowed five runs — one earned — over six innings.
- Cardinals RP Kevin Siegrist struck out all three batters that he faced in the seventh inning.
- Cardinals RP Joe Kelly allowed one earned run over six innings.
- Reds SP Mat Latos yielded four earned runs in six innings.
- Angels SS Erick Aybar went 2-for-4 with four RBI, including the game-winning two-run double.
- Rays RP Fernando Rodney allowed two runs — one earned — for his eighth blown save of the season.
- Rays 1B James Loney went 2-for-5 with two RBI.
- Angels RP Dane De La Rosa worked the ninth inning for his second save of the season.
- Rays SP Roberto Hernandez allowed three runs over six innings in a no-decision.
- Angels SP C.J. Wilson allowed three runs in five innings of a no-decision.
- Athletics 1B Brandon Moss went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run.
- Tigers 1B Prince Fielder went 1-for-1 with two RBI.
- Athletics SP Tommy Milone allowed three runs — two earned — over five innings of a rain-shortened game.
- Tigers SP Justin Verlander allowed five runs — three earned — over five innings.
- Yankees SP Andy Pettitte spun seven shutout frames while giving up just five hits.
- Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ was touched up for five runs over just 4 2/3 innings.
- Yankees OF Alfonso Soriano blasted a three-run homer and a solo shot.
- White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
- White Sox OF Jordan Danks went 3-for-4 with two RBI.
- Astros 3B Matt Dominguez went 3-for-4 with two RBI.
- White Sox SP Jose Quintana allowed three runs over 7 2/3 innings in a no-decision.
- Astros RP Paul Clemens allowed one run over six innings but was left with a no-decision.
- Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler went 4-for-5 and scored the go-ahead run in the 10th.
- Mariners RP Danny Farguhar gave up the go-ahead run on a balk.
- Mariners 2B Dustin Ackley had another nice game, finishing 3-for-3 with a walk.
- Red Sox OF Shane Victorino went 3-for-3 with two home runs and seven RBI.
- Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-5 with two RBI.
- Red Sox SP Felix Doubront allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings.
- Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen allowed eight runs in 3 2/3 innings.
- Royals OF Alex Gordon went 2-for-5 with three RBI.
- Royals DH Billy Butler went 2-for-5 with a solo home run.
- Twins SP Kevin Correia fired seven scoreless innings but settled for a no-decision.
- Royals SP James Shields allowed one run over 7 1/3 innings to earn the win.
(71-60) Indians – 0 at 2 – Braves (79-52)
Braves RP Alex Wood went scoreless over 5 2/3 innings while striking out five.
- Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-4.
- Braves 2B Elliot Johnson went 1-for-3 with a two-run triple.
- Indians SP Danny Salazar allowed two runs over four innings in a loss.
- Rockies optioned INF Ryan Wheeler to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
- Rockies activated C Yorvit Torrealba from the 7-day disabled list.
- Nationals recalled RHP Ryan Mattheus from Triple-A Syracuse.
- Nationals optioned LHP Xavier Cedeno to Triple-A Syracuse.
- Diamondbacks purchased the contract of LHP David Holmberg from Double-A Mobile.
- Diamondbacks designated OF Jason Kubel for assignment.
- Pirates recalled RHP Kyle McPherson from Triple-A Indianapolis; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.
- Pirates designated OF/1B Russ Canzler for assignment.
- Cardinals recalled RHP Fernando Salas from Triple-A Memphis.
- Cardinals optioned LHP Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis.
- Padres released RHP Edinson Volquez.
- Mets recalled LHP Robert Carson from Triple-A Las Vegas.
- Mets placed RHP Matt Harvey on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 25, with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
- Mets recalled C Anthony Recker from Triple-A Las Vegas.
- Mets purchased the contract of OF Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Las Vegas.
- Marlins activated INF Placido Polanco from the 7-day concussion disabled list.
- Mets acquired INF Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later from the Pirates for OF Marlon Byrd, C John Buck and cash considerations.
- Blue Jays sent RHP Chien-Ming Wang outright to Triple-A Buffalo.
- Rays recalled LHP Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Durham.
- Rays optioned RHP Jeremy Hellickson to High-A Charlotte.
- Royals signed 1B Carlos Pena to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Omaha.
- SP Wade Davis has been demoted to the Royals' bullpen.
- Orioles optioned INF Ryan Flaherty to High-A Frederick.
- Orioles activated INF Wilson Betemit from the 60-day disabled list.
- Tigers optioned C Bryan Holaday to Triple-A Toledo.
- Tigers activated C Alex Avila from the 15-day disabled list.
- Red Sox acquired OF Quintin Berry from the Royals for RHP Clayton Mortensen.
- Peter Gammons of MLB Network reports that the Twins have placed outfielder Josh Willingham on revocable waivers.
- Astros recalled RHP Paul Clemens from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
- Astros optioned RHP David Martinez to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
- Padres 3B Chase Headley left Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks with back stiffness.
- Braves 2B Dan Uggla (LASIK surgery) went 2-for-4 with a home run in his second rehab game with Triple-A Gwinnett Tuesday.
- Rockies SP Roy Oswalt (hamstring) could make a rehab appearance this weekend.
- Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) hit four home runs — including two into the upper deck — at Coors Field during batting practice Tuesday.
- Giants OF Andres Torres will be sidelined for six months after surgery to remove bone spurs from his left Achilles.
- Cubs 3B Luis Valbuena (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with the Cubs' Arizona League team Tuesday.
- Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) encountered no problems while running the bases Tuesday.
- Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (back) has yet to throw off a mound.
- Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) will be shut down for 10 days.
- Mets 3B David Wright (hamstring) will start tracking pitches on Thursday in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
- Pirates OF Starling Marte (hand) won't swing a bat for another two weeks.
- Mets RP Frank Francisco (elbow) tossed a scoreless inning Tuesday in his latest rehab appearance with the GCL Mets.
- Mets SP Jeremy Hefner (elbow) wrote on his Twitter account that he will undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday morning.
- Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt (elbow) hinted that he would rather retire rather than have Tommy John surgery.
- CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Giants' Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence and Javier Lopez all went on revocable waivers Saturday and were quickly claimed by teams.
- Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill (groin) walked in a pinch-hit appearance Monday.
- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Tuesday that C Joe Mauer felt "pretty decent."
- Tigers RP Octavio Dotel (elbow) left a rehab appearance with Triple-A Toledo Tuesday after being hit on the thigh by a comebacker.
- Yankees SS Eduardo Nunez left Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays with a right knee injury.
- X-rays on Yankees 2B Robinson Cano's left hand have come back negative.
- Rangers SP Alexi Ogando (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session this weekend.
- Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that there's still no timetable for C John Jaso's (concussion) return.
- Rays DH Luke Scott (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Wednesday.
- Athletics SP Bartolo Colon (groin) has been confirmed as the A's starter for Thursday's game against the Tigers.
- 3B Mike Moustakas will be out of the Royals' lineup for the next few games due to strep throat.
- Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) is scheduled to make a second minor league rehab start on Friday.
- Indians OF Ryan Raburn (calf) is aiming to return Wednesday.
- Indians SP Corey Kluber (finger) threw fastballs and changeups off a mound Monday with no issues.
- Indians prospect SS Francisco Lindor has been shut down for the season with a lingering back injury.
- Tigers C Alex Avila (concussion) caught seven innings and went 2-for-3 with two walks in a rehab game with Triple-A Toledo on Monday.
Notes & Rumors:
- Nationals manager Davey Johnson indicated Tuesday that RP Tanner Roark could take Ross Ohlendorf's spot in the rotation.
- Padres SP Robbie Erlin will be recalled to start on Wednesday at Arizona.
- Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Tuesday that he's not ruling out using RP Tyler Clippard at closer down the stretch.
- Phillies C Carlos Ruiz entered Tuesday batting .329 (26-for-79) with six doubles and four home runs since July 28.
- Diamondbacks prospect SS Chris Owings has been named the Rookie of the Year for the Triple-A Pacific Coast League.
- CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Pirates "have their eyes on" the Twins' 1B Justin Morneau.
- The Diamondbacks will call up left-hander David Holmberg to start Tuesday against the Padres.
- Rays SP Jake Odorizzi will be called up to start on Thursday against the Angels.
- SP Danny Duffy will be called up to start for the Royals on Wednesday evening against the Twins.
- SP Jeremy Hellickson may be skipped on his next turn through the Rays' starting rotation.
Yesteday's Top Hitters:
|Shane Victorino||BOS||vs BAL||13-2 W||3/3||2||4||7||1||10||0|
|Aramis Ramirez||MIL||@ PIT||7-6 W||4/5||1||1||4||0||8||0|
|Alfonso Soriano||NYY||@ TOR||7-1 W||2/5||2||2||4||0||8||0|
|Pedro Alvarez||PIT||vs MIL||6-7 L||4/4||1||1||1||1||8||0|
|Gerardo Parra||ARI||vs SD||10-9 W||2/4||1||1||5||1||5||0|
|Pablo Sandoval||SF||@ COL||5-3 W||3/4||1||1||1||0||7||0|
|Jose Molina||TB||vs LAA||5-6 L||3/4||0||0||3||0||5||0|
|Dustin Pedroia||BOS||vs BAL||13-2 W||3/5||0||1||2||0||5||0|
|Jordan Danks||CHW||vs HOU||4-3 W||3/4||0||0||2||0||5||1|
|Neil Walker||PIT||vs MIL||6-7 L||2/5||1||1||3||0||5||0|
|Martin Prado||ARI||vs SD||10-9 W||2/4||0||2||3||2||3||0|
|Brandon Belt||SF||@ COL||5-3 W||4/5||0||2||0||0||4||0|
|Adam Eaton||ARI||vs SD||10-9 W||3/5||0||2||0||0||5||0|
|Jacoby Ellsbury||BOS||vs BAL||13-2 W||3/5||0||3||0||0||4||0|
|Jonathan Lucroy||MIL||@ PIT||7-6 W||3/4||0||2||1||1||3||1|
|Ian Kinsler||TEX||@ SEA||4-3 W||4/5||0||1||0||0||4||1|
|Erick Aybar||LAA||@ TB||6-5 W||2/4||0||0||4||1||3||0|
|Alex Rodriguez||NYY||@ TOR||7-1 W||2/4||1||1||1||1||5||0|
|Brandon Moss||OAK||@ DET||6-3 W||1/2||1||2||2||1||4||0|
|Matt Dominguez||HOU||@ CHW||3-4 L||3/4||0||0||2||0||4||0|
|Shin-Soo Choo||CIN||@ STL||1-6 L||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Ronny Cedeno||SD||@ ARI||9-10 L||2/5||0||1||3||0||3||0|
|Christian Yelich||MIA||@ WSH||1-2 L||2/4||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Paul Goldschmidt||ARI||vs SD||10-9 W||2/3||0||2||1||3||3||0|
|Alex Gordon||KC||@ MIN||6-1 W||2/5||0||0||3||0||4||0|
|Billy Butler||KC||@ MIN||6-1 W||2/5||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Hanley Ramirez||LAD||vs CHC||2-3 L||3/4||0||2||0||0||3||0|
|Yunel Escobar||TB||vs LAA||5-6 L||2/2||0||2||0||3||3||0|
|Mike Trout||LAA||@ TB||6-5 W||2/5||1||1||1||0||5||0|
|Robbie Grossman||HOU||@ CHW||3-4 L||3/5||0||1||0||0||4||0|
Yesterday's Starting Pitcher Lines:
|Jonathon Niese||NYM||vs PHI||5-0 W||9||3||0||0||1||5||113||W|
|Kevin Correia||MIN||vs KC||1-6 L||7||6||0||0||2||7||118||ND|
|James Shields||KC||@ MIN||6-1 W||7.1||4||1||1||4||7||114||W|
|Travis Wood||CHC||@ LAD||3-2 W||7||5||1||0||2||6||105||W|
|Andy Pettitte||NYY||@ TOR||7-1 W||7||5||0||0||2||3||86||W|
|Felix Doubront||BOS||vs BAL||13-2 W||6.2||4||2||2||1||7||111||W|
|Paul Clemens||HOU||@ CHW||3-4 L||6||4||1||1||2||2||78||ND|
|Alex Wood||ATL||vs CLE||2-0 W||5.2||5||0||0||4||5||105||W|
|Ross Ohlendorf||WSH||vs MIA||2-1 W||5||3||1||1||1||3||78||W|
|Jose Quintana||CHW||vs HOU||4-3 W||7.2||8||3||3||3||8||116||ND|
|Clayton Kershaw||LAD||vs CHC||2-3 L||5.2||7||2||1||3||9||108||L|
|Yusmeiro Petit||SF||@ COL||5-3 W||6||6||2||2||3||6||96||W|
|Nate Eovaldi||MIA||@ WSH||1-2 L||6||8||2||2||1||6||108||L|
|Hisashi Iwakuma||SEA||vs TEX||3-4 L||6||7||3||3||1||7||103||ND|
|Tommy Milone||OAK||@ DET||6-3 W||5||3||3||2||3||3||84||W|
|Joe Kelly||STL||vs CIN||6-1 W||6||8||1||1||3||1||98||W|
|Danny Salazar||CLE||@ ATL||0-2 L||4||3||2||2||2||3||77||L|
|Derek Holland||TEX||@ SEA||4-3 W||6||6||3||3||4||5||104||ND|
|Kyle Kendrick||PHI||@ NYM||0-5 L||6||5||5||1||4||3||101||L|
|Roberto Hernandez||TB||vs LAA||5-6 L||6||8||3||3||3||6||94||ND|
|Justin Verlander||DET||vs OAK||3-6 L||5||4||5||3||3||3||104||L|
|Mat Latos||CIN||@ STL||1-6 L||6||9||4||4||0||4||95||L|
|C.J. Wilson||LAA||@ TB||6-5 W||5||8||3||3||5||5||111||ND|
|Chad Bettis||COL||vs SF||3-5 L||6||9||4||4||1||2||98||L|
|David Holmberg||ARI||vs SD||10-9 W||3.2||6||3||3||3||0||80||ND|
|J.A. Happ||TOR||vs NYY||1-7 L||4.2||7||5||5||2||5||89||L|
|Jeff Locke||PIT||vs MIL||6-7 L||4.2||8||5||5||2||4||77||ND|
|Ian Kennedy||SD||@ ARI||9-10 L||4.1||6||6||6||5||3||99||ND|
|Kyle Lohse||MIL||@ PIT||7-6 W||5.1||13||5||5||0||2||100||ND|
|Wei-Yin Chen||BAL||@ BOS||2-13 L||3.2||8||8||8||3||5||82||L|
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