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Cardinals (Kyle Lohse – L) at Tigers (Jacob Turner – R), 1:05
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw – L) at Athletics (Travis Blackley – L), 3:35
Rockies (Jeff Francis – L) at Phillies (Vance Worley – R), 7:05
Twins (Liam Hendriks – R) at Pirates (James McDonald – R), 7:05
Rays (Matt Moore – L) at Nationals (Gio Gonzalez – L), 7:05
Marlins (Carlos Zambrano – R) at Red Sox (Daisuke Matsuzaka – R), 7:10
Day Game After Night Game:: STL/DET, LAD/OAK
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX – (Hamstring) Expected to be placed on the DL this weekend.
Joe Mauer, C, MIN – (Quad) Did not start Wednesday.
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR – (Knee) Left Wednesday's game early with right knee soreness.
Lucas Duda, OF, NYM – (Hamstring) Did not start Wednesday's game.
Jose Valverde, RHP, DET – (Wrist) Has a sprained right wrist.
Matt Joyce, OF, TB – (Back) Not in Wednesday's starting lineup.
Matt Capps, RHP, MIN – (Shoulder) Expects to resume closing duties soon.
Matt Lindstrom, RHP, BAL – (Finger) Will throw two innings with Double-A Bowie on Friday.
Ramon Ramirez, RHP, NYM – (Hamstring) Will move rehab assignment to Triple-A Buffalo.
Nick Markakis, OF, BAL – (Wrist) Unlikely to be activated from the DL during Baltimore's upcoming series.
Ruben Tejada, SS, NYM – (Quadriceps) Moving his rehab assignment to Triple-A Buffalo.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL – (Groin) Will have surgery to remove a scar tissue.
Jorge De La Rosa, LHP, COL – (Elbow) Doctors deemed him to be in good standing and he will continue his treatment.
Brandon Beachy, RHP, ATL – (Elbow) Will undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday.
Ted Lilly, LHP, LAD – (Shoulder) Could resume throwing by the end of the week.
Jesse Litsch, RHP, TOR – (Shoulder) Officially out for the season.
Travis Ishikawa, 1B, MIL – (Oblique) Will rejoin the Brewers on Saturday.
Cesar Izturis, SS, MIL – (Hamstring) Will rejoin the Brewers on Friday.
Marco Estrada, RHP, MIL – (Quadriceps) Scheduled to throw 75 pitches Thursday for Triple-A Nashville.
Shaun Marcum, RHP, MIL – (Elbow) Right elbow doesn't appear to have any structural damage.
Drew Stubbs, OF, CIN – (Oblique) Eligible to return from the DL on Friday, but the Reds aren't sure he will be ready by then.
Felipe Paulino, RHP, KC – (Groin) Threw Wednesday night for Double-A Northern Arkansas.
Drew Smyly, LHP, DET – (Finger) Will start Thursday for Triple-A Toledo.
Ryan Langerhans, OF, LAA – (Shoulder) Began rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday.
Jon Herrera, SS, COL – (Hamstring) Getting close to returning according to manager Jim Tracy.
Jhoulys Chacin, RHP, COL – (Pectoral) Played catch but remains weeks away from returning.
Alex Avila, C, DET – (Hamstring) Went 2-for-2 with two singles and a walk with Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.
Derek Holland, LHP, TEX – (Shoulder fatigue) Hoping to rejoin the rotation by the end of the month.
Andrew Bailey, RHP, BOS – (Thumb) Expected to throw a mound session soon.
David Aardsma, RHP, NYY – (Elbow) Threw scoreless inning on a rehab assignment.
Josh Beckett, RHP, BOS – (Shoulder) Expects to return from the DL once eligible.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS – (Shoulder) Close to game activities, according to manager Bobby Valentine.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI – (Knee) Felt no soreness after playing six innings at second base.
Laynce Nix, OF, PHI – (Calf) Will have an MRI this week.
David Pauley, RHP, TOR – Claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays
Activated from DL
Reds – Aroldis Chapman entered the bottom of the 10th inning with a two run lead against the Indians on Tuesday night. He watched that lead slip through his fingers after Asdrubal Cabrera knocked a game-winning, two-run homer over the right field wall to walk off in Cleveland. Chapman, however, still stands as one of the most dominant relievers in the game.
Brewers – John Axford had thrown two consecutive perfect ninth innings heading into Tuesday night. However, he allowed back-to-back solo homers to Colby Rasmus and Jose Bautista in the top of the ninth inning, putting the Blue Jays over the top for a 10-9 win. It was Axford's fourth blown save of the year.
KEY MATCHUPS: HOT
|Hot Batter Matchups||At-Bats||AVG||HR||XBH||RBI||BB||K||SLG||OBP||OPS|
|Miguel Cabrera - 3B||DET vs STL |
6/21 1:05 PM
|Juan Pierre - OF||PHI vs COL |
6/21 7:05 PM
|Jimmy Rollins - SS||PHI vs COL |
6/21 7:05 PM
|John Buck - C||MIA @ BOS |
6/21 7:10 PM
|Hot Pitcher Matchups||At-Bats||Opp|
KEY MATCHUPS: COLD
|Cold Batter Matchups||At-Bats||AVG||HR||XBH||RBI||BB||K||SLG||OBP||OPS|
|Jonny Gomes - OF||OAK vs LAD |
6/21 3:35 PM
|Hector Luna - 2B||PHI vs COL |
6/21 7:05 PM
|Cody Ross - OF||BOS vs MIA |
6/21 7:10 PM
|Cold Pitcher Matchups||At-Bats||Opp|
|Kyle Lohse||STL @ Det |
6/21 1:05 PM
|Jeff Francis||COL @ Phi |
6/21 7:05 PM
Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL – Baseball America rated Simmons as the No. 92 prospect in baseball before the 2012 season. He hit .311/.351/.408 in 131 games in High-A Lynchburg in 2011 and was hitting .292/.372/.421 in Double-A Mississippi before being called up at the beginning of June. Since playing in his first game in June 2, Simmons has raked in Atlanta, hitting .322/.375/.492 with two homers and eight RBI in his first 17 games as a Brave. He is owned in only four percent of ESPN leagues so he should be available in most mixed and NL-only leagues.
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