Baseball Shots Of The Week – June 17, 2013

St. Louis Cardinals (44-25)
St. Louis Cardinals (44-25)
It doesn't feel like St. Louis is going to lose the top spot anytime soon. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Adam Wainwright outdueled Matt Harvey, throwing seven scoreless innings in the Cardinals' 2-1 victory over the Mets.
Cincinnati Reds (42-28)
Cincinnati Reds (42-28)
The Reds' rotation has been very good. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Reds placed right-hander Jonathan Broxton on the 15-day disabled list.
Boston Red Sox (42-29)
Boston Red Sox (42-29)
Jacoby Ellsbury is coming on strong.(Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Jon Lester lost for the first time in 10 career starts at Camden Yards as the Red Sox dropped three of four games to the Orioles.
Atlanta Braves (41-28)
Atlanta Braves (41-28)
B.J. Upton has showed some signs in June of turning things around at the plate. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

After allowing only three runs through 7 1/3 strong innings, Tim Hudson was unable to secure the win against the Padres and extend his winless streak to seven games.
(Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)
Oakland Athletics (42-29)
Josh Donaldson keeps on hitting. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

The A's completed the series sweep against the Yankees after a walk in the 18th inning led to the winning run in the 3-2 win.
(Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates (40-28)
Pittsburgh Pirates (40-28)
It seems like Gerrit Cole has been hyped for so long that it's surreal to see him in the majors. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer off Zack Greinke to break a 2-2 tie in the fifth and give the Pirates a 6-3 win over the Dodgers.
Texas Rangers (38-31)
Texas Rangers (38-31)
Neal Cotts' impressive comeback continues. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Yu Darvish struck out nine Blue Jays, but the Rangers were unable to muster any offense and lost 3-1 loss.
Baltimore Orioles (40-30)
Baltimore Orioles (40-30)
Nate McLouth is setting himself up for a multi-year deal this winter. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Brian Roberts might begin a rehab assignment next week in hopes of returning from the 60-day disabled list.
Detroit Tigers (38-29)
Detroit Tigers (38-29)
Drew Smyly has been fantastic out of the pen this year. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Tigers placed pitcher Anibal Sanchez and catcher Alex Avila on the 15-day disabled list.
New York Yankees (38-31)
New York Yankees (38-31)
Kevin Youkilis is looking like the player Boston dumped last season. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Youkilis is returning to the 15-day disabled list for the second time this season with a back ailment and Mark Teixeira could be joining him soon too.
Arizona Diamondbacks (37-32)
Arizona Diamondbacks (37-32)
Entering the weekend Paul Goldschmidt was tied for the team lead in stolen bases. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy dropped his appeal and will begin his 10-game suspension.
Colorado Rockies (37-33)
Colorado Rockies (37-33)
The Rockies entered the weekend leading the majors with five players in double-digit home runs. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Carlos Gonzalez hit three homers last week to earn National League Player of the Week honors.
Tampa Bay Rays (36-33)
Tampa Bay Rays (36-33)
The Rays should get a boost by getting back David Price in the coming weeks. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Rays placed Alex Cobb on the seven-day concussion disabled list, a day after he sustained a mild concussion when he was struck in the right ear by a line drive.
San Francisco Giants (35-33)
San Francisco Giants (35-33)
Chad Gaudin couldn't pitch well enough to hold onto a steady bullpen job in recent years. So far this season he's started two games and pitched very well in the process. Baseball is weird. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Ryan Vogelsong expects to remove two of the five pins holding his hand together which could accelerate his recovery.
Kansas City Royals (33-34)
Kansas City Royals (33-34)
James Shields and Ervin Santana continue to pitch well. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

The Royals gave ups four home runs to the Rays in a 5-3 loss that snapped Kansas City's three-game win streak.
San Diego Padres (35-34)
San Diego Padres (35-34)
Since the start of June the Padres have lost three starters to the DL. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Kyle Blanks hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning and the Padres went on to beat the Diamondbacks, 4-1 and earn the team's sixth straight win.
Washington Nationals (34-34)
Washington Nationals (34-34)
Adam LaRoche has recovered from a bad start. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Bryce Harper met with the team medical director, and Harper was cleared to begin strengthening activities, such as walking and jogging.
Cleveland Indians (34-34)
Cleveland Indians (34-34)
Jason Giambi entered play on Friday with more home runs than singles. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Corey Kluber outdueled Stephen Strasburg, striking out eight over eight innings as the Indians beat the Nationals 2-0.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (30-39)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (30-39)
Imagine your reaction if you were told two years ago Mark Trumbo would top Albert Pujols in on-base percentage. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Angels announced that Joe Blanton will start against the Mariners.
Toronto Blue Jays (32-36)
Toronto Blue Jays (32-36)
Toronto's issue isn't power: They entered the weekend leading the AL with four batters having 10-plus homers. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)

Brandon Morrow and Jose Reyes suited up for Toronto's Class A Dunedin Blue Jays as they begin their minor league rehab assignment.
Philadelphia Phillies (33-37)
Philadelphia Phillies (33-37)
Erik Kratz doesn't get a lot of hits, but when he does he usually hits the ball hard. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Phillies racked up 16 hits against the Twins and rallied to score two runs in the eighth to pick up a 3-2 win and snapping a five-game losing streak.
Seattle Mariners (27-38)
Seattle Mariners (27-38)
Mike Zunino is up, giving the Mariners an entirely new look behind the plate compared to their opening day situation. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The Mariners fell to the Oakland A's on Sunday, 10-2 and failed to earn their first series sweep of the season.
Minnesota Twins (30-36)
Minnesota Twins (30-36)
Joe Mauer remains really good at hitting. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Justin Morneau has just two homers in 57 games entering last week's game against the Phillies.
Chicago White Sox (28-38)
Chicago White Sox (28-38)
Chicago entered the weekend with one batter, regardless of plate appearance total, that had an OPS+ of 100 or better. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

White Sox announced that they have signed 27 of their 40 selections from the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
Los Angeles Dodgers (29-39)
Los Angeles Dodgers (29-39)
Carl Crawford is still in the midst of a nice bounceback season. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Major League Baseball announced that the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks will open the 2014 season at Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney, Australia.
Chicago Cubs (28-39)
Chicago Cubs (28-39)
The Cubs keep adding arms with upside. Henry Rodriguez is the latest. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Cubs suspended 3B Ian Stewart for 10 games after he tweeted frustrations with the team and manager Dale Sveum.
Milwaukee Brewers (28-40)
Milwaukee Brewers (28-40)
Alfredo Figaro has started three games and has a 14:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in those games. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Yovani Gallardo threw six shutout innings against the Reds to win 6-0 and earn their first shutout win of the season.
Houston Astros (26-44)
Houston Astros (26-44)
Jason Castro continues to have a nice season. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Astros scored six runs in the ninth to beat the Mariners 6-1 and avoid the series sweep and end their six-game losing streak.
New York Mets (25-39)
New York Mets (25-39)
Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda could be interesting trade chips if the Mets decide they're going all-out to add pieces for the future. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Mets' Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run walk-off home run against the Cubs in the ninth inning for a 4-3 win.
Miami Marlins (21-47)
Miami Marlins (21-47)
Here's something to consider: The Marlins might finish with a larger games deficit from first place than wins. (Photo by Steve Mitchell/Getty Images)

The Marlins received a good outing from Ricky Nolasco to secure their fourth series win of the year, beating the Cardinals 7-2.

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