Baseball Shots Of The Week – July 8, 2013

Boston Red Sox (50-35)
Boston Red Sox (50-35)
Boston entered the holiday weekend with the league's largest division lead. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Red Sox announced that reliever Andrew Miller will need foot surgery, and will likely miss the remainder of the season.
Pittsburgh Pirates (51-30)
Pittsburgh Pirates (51-30)
Pittsburgh and St. Louis are tough to separate at this point. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Pirates will have four players represent the team: Pedro Alvarez, Jason Grilli, Jeff Locke and Andrew McCutchen. The four players is the most since 1981.
St. Louis Cardinals (49-32)
St. Louis Cardinals (49-32)
So ranking them back-to-back is the logical answer. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The Cardinals have five players named to the National League roster for the 2013 All-Star game, Carlos Beltran Yadier Molina, Matt Carpenter, Allen Craig and Adam Wainwright.
Oakland Athletics (52-37)
Oakland Athletics (52-37)
Oakland's only played .500 ball on the road, but they've been fantastic at home. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

If Bartolo Colon decides not to participate in the All-Star game, the A's are hoping Grant Balfour is named as his replacement.
Texas Rangers (51-37)
Texas Rangers (51-37)
The Rangers have to be considered a serious threat to nab Matt Garza. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Adrian Beltre hit two home runs against the Mariners on the Fourth of July. The two home runs sent him past Joe DiMaggio for 75th all-time with 362 career home runs.
Atlanta Braves (50-38)
Atlanta Braves (50-38)
Atlanta has a decision to make regarding its rotation as Brandon Beachy nears his return. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Braves catcher Brian McCann has been named National League Co-Player of the Week along with Reds right-hander Homer Bailey.
Cincinnati Reds (50-38)
Cincinnati Reds (50-38)
The Reds have gained some ground on the Cardinals lately. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Reds' pitcher Mat Latos struck out 11 M's and drove in two runs as the Reds beat the Mariners 13-4.
Baltimore Orioles (49-40)
Baltimore Orioles (49-40)
Scott Feldman is not a difference maker. He is a decent starter, however. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Four Orioles will be traveling up to New York to play in this year's All-Star game, Adam Jones, Chris Davis, J.J. Hardy and Manny Machado will play for A.L.
Tampa Bay Rays (49-40)
Tampa Bay Rays (49-40)
The Rays took advantage of an easy schedule this week, taking three of four from Houston and sweeping the White Sox. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

David Price threw a complete-game in just his second outing back from the DL to lead the Rays to a 3-1 victory over the White Sox.
Detroit Tigers (48-39)
Detroit Tigers (48-39)
Maybe Detroit just needed a few near-tussles to get back in shape. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Prince Fielder will look to defend his title as he will return to the Home Run Derby at this year's All-Star game at Citi Field.
New York Yankees (48-40)
New York Yankees (48-40)
With Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter on the way back the Yankees just need to hold things together with a shoddy left side of the infield for a little longer. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

The Yankees were looking to complete their second straight sweep in the week, and leading 1-0 over the O's, Mariano entered to close out the game but gave up a two-run home run which was enough to end the Yankees winning streak.
Arizona Diamondbacks (47-41)
Arizona Diamondbacks (47-41)
Besides the home runs, Randall Delgado has been impressive. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin suffered his first defeat of the season as Arizona lost 9-1 to the Mets at Citi Field.
Washington Nationals (46-42)
Washington Nationals (46-42)
The Nationals are on the rise. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The Nationals' Bryce Harper was voted a starter at the 2013 All-Star Game, and he will also compete in the Home Run Derby.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (43-45)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (43-45)
Josh Hamilton's recent surge has helped the Angels push closer to being back in the race. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Angels lost 12-2 to the Cardinals on the Fourth of July and snapped their seven game winning streak.
Los Angeles Dodgers (42-45)
Los Angeles Dodgers (42-45)
Don't look now but the Dodgers are playing good ball and Carl Crawford is back. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Dodgers placed Matt Kemp and starting pitcher Stephen Fife on the 15-day disabled list.
Cleveland Indians (46-42)
Cleveland Indians (46-42)
Cleveland seems to alternate between good and bad weeks. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Nick Swisher is among six nominees for the inaugural Bob Feller Act of Valor Award.
Toronto Blue Jays (43-45)
Toronto Blue Jays (43-45)
So much for Toronto's surge. (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)

The Blue Jays designated for assignment Chien-Ming Wang's after he recorded just five outs while surrendering six runs on eight hits.
Colorado Rockies (42-47)
Colorado Rockies (42-47)
The Rockies have lost ground to the Dodgers, but remain in the thick of things in the National League West. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez were voted to start in the 2013 All-Star Game, and outfielder Michael Cuddyer will be a reserve for the National League.
Kansas City Royals (41-44)
Kansas City Royals (41-44)
Mike Moustakas' recent good play is a sight for sore eyes. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Royals signed a top European prospect last week, signing Italian shortstop Marten Gasparini to a $1.3 million deal.
San Diego Padres (40-49)
San Diego Padres (40-49)
A nine-game losing streak pushes the Padres down. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

While suffering a losing streak the Padres have also lost their catcher Yasmani Grandal with an injured right knee that sent him to the DL.
San Francisco Giants (40-47)
San Francisco Giants (40-47)
Who had the Giants spending time in July in last place? (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Giants catcher Buster Posey, second baseman Marco Scutaro and left-hander Madison Bumgarner were all voted onto the 2013 All-Star roster.
Philadelphia Phillies (43-46)
Philadelphia Phillies (43-46)
Philadelphia is in that weird spot where they aren't quite out of it, but they're far enough away that they shouldn't bank on getting back into the race. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

The Phillies announced hat Ryan Howard will have surgery on his left knee and is expected to miss six to eight weeks.
Minnesota Twins (37-48)
Minnesota Twins (37-48)
A prolonged losing streak pushes the Twins down. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Mike Pelfrey threw six scoreless innings and the Twins shut out the Blue Jays 6-0 in Toronto to end they losing streak.
Seattle Mariners (39-49)
Seattle Mariners (39-49)
Houston is the only thing saving Seattle from last place. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

After seven great innings from Felix Hernandez and and two-run home run in the 10th inning by Kyle Seager, the Mariners beat the Rangers 4-2.
Baltimore Orioles (38-48)
Baltimore Orioles (38-48)
The Cubs did a nice job to acquire Jake Arrieta—a power arm with upside, either in the rotation or out of the pen. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Cubs have traded outfielder Scott Hairston to the Nationals for minor league pitcher Ivan Pineyro.
New York Mets (37-48)
New York Mets (37-48)
Remember when John Buck was playing well? (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Mets fans got part of their wish when David Wright was named starting third baseman for the NL in the All-Star game, now they are just hoping Matt Harvey is named started.
Milwaukee Brewers (35-52)
Milwaukee Brewers (35-52)
Milwaukee continues to slip. (Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

Brewers made some roster moves on Monday, placing Aramis Ramirez back on the 15-day disabled list and activating Ryan Braun.
Chicago White Sox (34-51)
Chicago White Sox (34-51)
The White Sox have the potential to make it a very interesting deadline in Chicago, albeit with both teams as sellers. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

White Sox placed pitcher Jesse Crain and Paul Konerko on the 15-day disabled list last Wednesday.
Miami Marlins (32-55)
Miami Marlins (32-55)
The Marlins had played much better as of late, before hitting a three-game losing streak. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Right-hander Jose Fernandez was selected to represent the Miami Marlins at the All-Star Game at Citi Field on July 16.
Houston Astros (32-57)
Houston Astros (32-57)
Mark Appel, June's top pick, made his pro debut over the weekend. He should move through the minors quickly. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Astros acquired Minor League infielder Ronald Torreyes from the Cubs in exchange for two international signing bonus slots.
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