Baseball Shots Of The Week – May 27, 2014

San Francisco Giants (32-18)
San Francisco Giants (32-18)
The Giants are a ridiculous 6-1 in extra innings. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Manager Bruce Bochy said that pitcher Matt Cain is "doing a lot better" and "close" to returning to the mound.
2. Detroit Tigers (28-18)
2. Detroit Tigers (28-18)
The Tigers entered the weekend with the largest divisional lead in baseball. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Miguel Cabrera left Sunday's game with a cramp in his right hamstring.
3. Oakland Athletics (30-20)
3. Oakland Athletics (30-20)
If the A's rotation holds up, this might be their year. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

A's third baseman Josh Donaldson leads the voting at his position in balloting this time around.
4. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (28-21)
4. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (28-21)
The Angels have steamrolled sub-.500 teams. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Mike Trout had compiled 764,007 votes, topping the 675,290 of second-place Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista.
5. Milwaukee Brewers (30-21)
5. Milwaukee Brewers (30-21)
Wily Peralta continues to be a pleasant surprise. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Utility player Irving Falu joined the team on Monday and said he was ready to play wherever the team needed him.
6. St. Louis Cardinals (28-22)
6. St. Louis Cardinals (28-22)
Matt Holliday is off to a slow start by his lofty standards. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Adam Wainwright was named the National League Co-Players of the Week on Tuesday, along with Josh Beckett.
7. Atlanta Braves (28-21)
7. Atlanta Braves (28-21)
No team has been better in one-run games than the Braves. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Former Braves catcher Javy Lopez, was inducted into the Braves' Hall of Fame last week.
8. New York Yankees (26-23)
8. New York Yankees (26-23)
Brian McCann should get going soon. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Mark Teixeira was a late scratch on Monday, and he sat for a second day on Tuesday from stiffness in his right wrist.
9. Toronto Blue Jays (29-22)
9. Toronto Blue Jays (29-22)
Liam Hendriks is not who Blue Jays fans want to see in the rotation. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Edwin Encarnacion tied a franchise record for the most home runs by a Blue Jays player during any month.
10. Los Angeles Dodgers (27-24)
10. Los Angeles Dodgers (27-24)
Josh Beckett's no-hitter is the first of the season. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Josh Beckett was named the National League Co-Players of the Week along with Adam Wainwright.
11. Colorado Rockies (27-23)
11. Colorado Rockies (27-23)
Colorado has came back to Earth after a quick start. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Rockies placed third baseman Nolan Arenado on the disabled list on Saturday and recalled Josh Rutledge from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
12. Baltimore Orioles (25-23)
12. Baltimore Orioles (25-23)
Nelson Cruz has been a revelation for the O's. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, leads all AL catchers in the All-Star vote count.
13. Miami Marlins (26-25)
13. Miami Marlins (26-25)
Miami entered the weekend with the league's best home record and worst road record. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Carter Capps was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a right elbow sprain.
14. Minnesota Twins (23-24)
14. Minnesota Twins (23-24)
Phil Hughes is having a nice run. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Aaron Hicks told his manager he's giving up switch-hitting and will only bat right-handed moving forward.
15. Kansas City Royals (24-25)
15. Kansas City Royals (24-25)
Kansas City just hasn't won its share of one-run games yet. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Omar Infante was reinstated from the disabled list and was in the Royals' lineup for Monday night's game against the Astros.
16. Washington Nationals (25-25)
16. Washington Nationals (25-25)
The Gio Gonzalez news is obviously no good. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Ryan Zimmerman has been cleared to resume baseball activities.
17. Texas Rangers (25-25)
17. Texas Rangers (25-25)
The Rangers just can't catch a break this season. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish underwent an MRI for his stiff neck and the results showed nothing found that was out of the ordinary.
18. Chicago White Sox (25-27)
18. Chicago White Sox (25-27)
Chris Sale is back, and still good. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

White Sox rallied on Adam Dunn's two-run walk-off homer in the ninth, for a 6-5 win over the Yankees.
19. Tampa Bay Rays (23-28)
19. Tampa Bay Rays (23-28)
The Rays hope back-to-back-to-back walkoff wins gets their season going. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Brandon Guyer landed him on the 15-day disabled list with a fratured left thumb.
20. Cincinnati Reds (22-26)
20. Cincinnati Reds (22-26)
Cincy's offense is going to be ugly without Joey Votto. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Reds agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Carlos Marmol.
21. Pittsburgh Pirates (22-27)
21. Pittsburgh Pirates (22-27)
We're getting closer to Gregory Polanco time. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Charlie Morton earned his first victory of the season and Jason Grilli converted the save in his first appearance since coming off the disabled list.
22. Cleveland Indians (24-27)
22. Cleveland Indians (24-27)
Carlos Santana hasn't started hitting yet, but the Indians could use it. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Nick Swisher was placed on the 15-day disabled list and Carlos Santana was placed on the concussion list.
23. Seattle Mariners (24-25)
23. Seattle Mariners (24-25)
Roenis Elias continues a fine rookie season. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Rookie center fielder James Jones saw his 14-game hitting streak snapped Sunday.
24. New York Mets (22-27)
24. New York Mets (22-27)
Curtis Granderson is having a much better May. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Noah Syndergaard has no structural damage in his right arm, and he should be able to return to the mound soon.
25. Boston Red Sox (20-29)
25. Boston Red Sox (20-29)
Boston hasn't played well against teams above .500. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was the leading vote-getter at designated hitter when the first round of All-Star balloting was announced.
26. San Diego Padres (23-28)
26. San Diego Padres (23-28)
Nice to see Tim Stauffer make a start after spending the year in the bullpen. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Padres designated pitchers Billy Buckner and Blaine Boyer for assignment.
27. Philadelphia Phillies (21-26)
27. Philadelphia Phillies (21-26)
The Phillies continue their slide. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg removed both Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown from the lineup in favor of two right-handed bats.
28. Arizona Diamondbacks (20-32)
28. Arizona Diamondbacks (20-32)
A.J. Pollock is having a sneaky good season. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

J.J. Putz is close to having his first bullpen session since going on the 15-day disabled list on May 17 with tightness in his right forearm.
29. Chicago Cubs (18-30)
29. Chicago Cubs (18-30)
Edwin Jackson with a miserable start versus the Padres, of all teams. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Jeff Samardzija struck out 10 Giants hitters and the Cubs won 8-4, ending Samardzija's personal 16-game winless streak.
30. Houston Astros (19-32)
30. Houston Astros (19-32)
George Springer has played better lately. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Dallas Keuchel was named the American League Player of the Week on Tuesday, and he's the first Astros player to snare league-wide honors since 2008.

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