Baseball Shots Of The Week – June 3, 2013

St Louis Cardinals (37-19)
St Louis Cardinals (37-19)
The league's top three best run prevention units through May all resided in the NL Central. The Cardinals were one, along with the Reds and Pirates. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Yadier Molina received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for making contact with second-base umpire on Sunday.
Texas Rangers (35-21)
Texas Rangers (35-21)
So much for the Rangers missing Josh Hamilton, Mike Napoli, and Michael Young. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The Rangers look to add pitching to their farm system as they have the 23rd and 30th overall picks on Thursday when the 2013 First-Year Player Draft starts.
Cincinnati Reds (35-22)
Cincinnati Reds (35-22)
Johnny Cueto is one of the funner pitchers to watch when he's on. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Only one Reds player has been in the lineup for all 57 games this season, first baseman Joey Votto.
Pittsburgh Pirates (35-22)
Pittsburgh Pirates (35-22)
Three outfielders who have surprised in a good way this season for the Pirates: Starling Marte, Travis Snider, and Jose Tabata. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Francisco Liriano struck out 11 Reds including 7 in a row, but the Pirates couldn't score a run and lost 2-0.
Boston Red Sox (35-23)
Boston Red Sox (35-23)
Jacoby Ellsbury's walk year continue to go as poorly as possible. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Ellsbury missed the entire three-game series against the Yankees due to left groin tightness, but is expected to start on Tuesday.
New York Yankees (31-25)
New York Yankees (31-25)
Remember how awful that Yankees lineup looked against lefties? They finished May tied for the most wins against left-handed starters. (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

CC Sabathia threw 10 strikeouts against the Red Sox and the Yankees ended thier five-game losing streak with a 4-1 win.
Atlanta Braves (34-22)
Atlanta Braves (34-22)
Two of the Braves starters (Mike Minor and Julio Teheran) have walked fewer than two batters per nine innings. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Braves catcher Brian McCann notched the 1,000th hit of his career while helping the Braves claim a 7-2 win over the Pirates.
Arizona Diamondbacks (32-24)
Arizona Diamondbacks (32-24)
Sad to see Eric Chavez go on the DL. He'd played well for the D'Backs. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

The D-backs roughed up Edwin Jackson en route to an 8-4 win over the Cubs, Patrick Corbin earned his ninth win this season.
Oakland Athletics (34-24)
Oakland Athletics (34-24)
The A's are below .500 versus winning teams, but they've cleaned up on bad teams. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The A's racked up a season high in hits against the Brewers with 19, and scored 10 runs against the Brewers.
Baltimore Orioles (32-25)
Baltimore Orioles (32-25)
Chris Davis is as strong as an ox and he's having a tremendous season. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Chris Dickerson hit a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth against the Tigers to win 7-5.
Tampa Bay Rays (31-25)
Tampa Bay Rays (31-25)
It's not often a team can lose a pitcher like Matt Moore after one inning and still only allow one hit the rest of the way. Tampa Bay did it on Friday night/Saturday morning. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Moore is now looking for win number nine against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. He will be opposed by Anibal Sanchez.
Cleveland Indians (30-26)
Cleveland Indians (30-26)
Remember that hot tear? Cleveand's gone through the inverse lately. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Scott Kazmir allowed one run through seven innings, and the Indians scored seven runs in the fourth inning, to top the Reds, 7-1, on Thursday.
Detroit Tigers (30-25)
Detroit Tigers (30-25)
Torii Hunter isn't hitting home runs, but he's doing a nice job of getting on base ahead of Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)Reigning Triple Crown winner and AL Player of the Month for May, Miguel Cabrera is leading all players in All-Star voting with 1.5 million.
San Francisco Giants (30-27)
San Francisco Giants (30-27)
Who had Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, and Ryan Vogelsong entering June with ERAs of 5-plus? (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Angel Pagan underwent an MRI on his strained left hamstring, and Giants said it was just a bursitis.
Colorado Rockies (30-27)
Colorado Rockies (30-27)
Nolan Arenado has been quietly bad at the plate for the Rockies. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Rockies gave up six runs in the sixth inning to the Houston Astros on Thursday and lost 7-5.
Washington Nationals (28-29)
Washington Nationals (28-29)
These aren't good times for the Nationals, as Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg are dinged up. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is expected to return from the disables list this week.
San Diego Padres (26-30)
San Diego Padres (26-30)
Since joining the rotation Andrew Cashner has posted a 3.61 ERA and 3.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

The Padres gave up five home runs to the Mariners last week and have allowed 63 home runs this season.
Philadelphia Phillies (27-30)
Philadelphia Phillies (27-30)
Dominic Brown continues to vindicate those who stuck by him. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Brown was named the National League's Player of the Month for May and Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.
Seattle Mariners (24-33)
Seattle Mariners (24-33)
First Jesus Montero, now Dustin Ackley. Those two were considered cornerstones of the Mariners' future entering last season. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Catcher Jesus Montero will undergo surgery next week on his torn meniscus in his left knee, he is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (25-32)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (25-32)
Houston has 20 wins. Six versus the Angels. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Angels' left-hander, Jason Vargas was named the American League Pitcher of the Month.
Toronto Blue Jays (24-33)
Toronto Blue Jays (24-33)
The most disappointing stat about the Jays' season through May? That 11 of their 32 defeats came by five-plus runs must be a contender. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

The Blue Jays surrendered a walk-off single to Jesus Guzman in the 17th inning as Toronto lost to the Padres, 4-3.
Chicago White Sox (24-30)
Chicago White Sox (24-30)
Chicago got back over .500 only to slide back down the mountain with a six-game losing streak. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

White Sox outfielder Dewayne Wise was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
Kansas City Royals (23-31)
Kansas City Royals (23-31)
The Royals have been one of the worst teams in baseball over the past four weeks. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

George Brett is returning to the dugout as the new Kansas City Royals' interim hitting coach and will evaluate the position after the next month.
Minnesota Twins (25-29)
Minnesota Twins (25-29)
Aaron Hicks played much better in May than April, though that's not saying a whole lot. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

According to MLB, Joe Mauer leads American League catchers in the voting for the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
Los Angeles Dodgers (23-32)
Los Angeles Dodgers (23-32)
This is quickly becoming a year to forget for Matt Kemp. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Carl Crawford was placed on the 15-day disabled list, with a strained left hamstring after running out a double on Saturday.
Chicago Cubs (23-32)
Chicago Cubs (23-32)
The Cubs have played well as of late. They still figure to be one of the most enticing sellers at the deadline. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

The Cubs gave up an eigth inning grand slam to the Diamondbacks on Sunday, which snapped their five game winning streak.
New York Mets (22-32)
New York Mets (22-32)
A sweep of the Yankees brightens an otherwise dim May. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mets' ace Matt Harvey gave up a season high in hits and runs against the Marlins on Sunday, the Mets have lost five games to the Marlins this season.
Milwaukee Brewers (21-34)
Milwaukee Brewers (21-34)
Milwaukee went 6-22 in May after a 14-11 April. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy was denied a Grand Slam against the Phillies, when the umpires reviewed the home run and reversed it to a three-run triple.
Houston Astros (20-37)
Houston Astros (20-37)
Houston's five-game winning streak keeps them ahead of the Marlins but ... (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Astros placed right-handed reliever Edgar Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list and righty Josh Fields was activated to fill his spot.
Miami Marlins (16-41)
Miami Marlins (16-41)
These two teams are the only ones in the league being outscored by nearly two runs per game. (Photo by Steve Mitchell/Getty Images)

Marcell Ozuna ended his hitting streak at 16-games on Saturday, which is the second longest in Marlins history.

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