Baseball Shots Of The Week – June 17, 2014

1. San Francisco Giants (43-27)
1. San Francisco Giants (43-27)
A rough week for the Giants, however, their efforts throughout this season keeps them at the top. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants took a lead into the ninth, but gave up five-runs and lost to the Rockies, 7-4, Friday night.
2. Oakland Athletics (42-27)
2. Oakland Athletics (42-27)
All the A's success has made it easy to forget that they're doing this without Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The A's placed Drew Pomeranz on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right hand.
3. Milwaukee Brewers (41-29)
3. Milwaukee Brewers (41-29)
Francisco Rodriguez is having another high-quality, unheralded year for the Brewers. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Ryan Braun hit a tie-breaking, two-run home run in the eighth inning to beat the Reds, 4-2.
4. Toronto Blue Jays (41-30)
4. Toronto Blue Jays (41-30)
You know it might be your year when Juan Francisco and Steven Tolleson are providing offensive production. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

R.A. Dickey doesn't expect to miss any games, because of sore groin.
5. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (37-31)
5. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (37-31)
C.J. Wilson flies under the radar a bit in Anaheim, but he's arguably been the Angels best starter. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Fernando Salas on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
6. St. Louis Cardinals (37-32)
6. St. Louis Cardinals (37-32)
Should go without saying, but the Cardinals need a healthy Adam Wainwright to right their ship. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Matt Holliday hit his 1,000th RBI of his career.
Max Scherzer (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
7. Detroit Tigers (36-29)
Max Scherzer notched his first career complete game on Thursday. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Miguel Cabrera remains the only Tiger in position to start the 2014 All-Star Game.
Max Scherzer (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
8. Los Angeles Dodgers (37-34)
8. Los Angeles Dodgers (37-34)
The Dodgers' rotation has lived up to its billing thus far. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Chad Billingsley will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow.
9. Baltimore Orioles (35-33)
9. Baltimore Orioles (35-33)
This isn't the career path the O's wanted from Zach Britton, however, he's been very good out of the bullpen. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Orioles' Triple-A pitcher Eddie Gamboa received a 50-game suspension without pay on Friday after testing positive for exogenous testosterone.
10. New York Yankees (35-33)
10. New York Yankees (35-33)
Ichiro seemed like he was near the end of his career last season, and he still is, but he's proving he can still post a solid average. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Masahiro Tanaka earn his MLB-leading 11th win as the Yankees topped the Blue Jays, 3-1.
11. Atlanta Braves (36-32)
11. Atlanta Braves (36-32)
Evan Gattis continues to have an impressive season. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Braves placed David Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday with a right biceps strain.
12. Washington Nationals (35-33)
12. Washington Nationals (35-33)
Tanner Roark's stuff isn't as good as some of his teammates, yet he commands the ball well and mixes his pitches. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Wilson Ramos is on track to come off the 15-day disabled list as soon as he is eligible.
13. Miami Marlins (35-33)
13. Miami Marlins (35-33)
Steve Cishek's name will probably be floated in rumors, but there's no reason for Miami to move him now. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Furcal was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list on Friday and was making his 2014 debut for Miami.
14. Kansas City Royals (36-32)
14. Kansas City Royals (36-32)
It would be surprising if the Royals choose to exercise Billy Butler's option at season's end. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

The Royals beat Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers, 11-4, to take over the lead in the American League Central.
15. Texas Rangers (34-35)
15. Texas Rangers (34-35)
Yu Darvish recorded his first shutout this week. Won't be his last. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Mitch Moreland will have reconstructive surgery on his left ankle. If Moreland undergoes the procedure, he will miss the rest of the season.
16. Pittsburgh Pirates (34-35)
16. Pittsburgh Pirates (34-35)
The Gregory Polanco wait is over. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Andrew McCutchen was named the National League's Player of the Week.
17. Cleveland Indians (35-35)
17. Cleveland Indians (35-35)
Lonnie Chisenhall's big night has the Indians hopeful this is his breakout season. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Michael Brantley was named the American League Player of the Week for the first time in his career.
18. Minnesota Twins (32-35)
18. Minnesota Twins (32-35)
Oswaldo Arcia gets lost in the shuffle in Minnesota, but he's having a pretty good year. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

The Twins placed Trevor Plouffe on the 15-day DL with inflammation between the ninth rib and the costal cartilage.
19. Seattle Mariners (35-34)
19. Seattle Mariners (35-34)
Robinson Cano isn't hitting homers, but he's still helping the Mariners win games. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The Mariners have signed 28 of their 40 picks from last week's First-Year Player Draft.
20. Colorado Rockies (34-35)
20. Colorado Rockies (34-35)
LaTroy Hawkins might finish the season with a higher ERA than strikeout rate. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

MLB issued Nick Masset a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for hitting the Braves' Evan Gattis.
21. Cincinnati Reds (33-35)
21. Cincinnati Reds (33-35)
For as bad as Jonathan Broxton was last season, he's making up for it this year. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Reds activated RHP Mat Latos from the DL and to make room the club put LHP Sean Marshall on the 15-day DL with a left shoulder strain.
22. Chicago White Sox (33-37)
22. Chicago White Sox (33-37)
For those who wondered whether Chris Sale's time on the DL would slow him, the answer is no. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

The White Sox acquired outfielder Michael Taylor from Oakland.
23. Boston Red Sox (31-38)
23. Boston Red Sox (31-38)
Jackie Bradley Jr. is one of, if not, the best defensive center fielder. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The Red Sox have designated Grady Sizemore for assignment before Tuesday's game.
24. Houston Astros (32-39)
24. Houston Astros (32-39)
Chad Qualls has quietly had a good year as the Astros closer. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Astros announcing they had reached a Minor League deal with right-handed pitcher Jose Vera.
25. New York Mets (31-38)
25. New York Mets (31-38)
Who thought Bobby Abreu had this in him? (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The Mets activated Eric Young Jr. from the disabled list, optioning fellow outfielder Andrew Brown back to to Triple-A Las Vegas.
26. San Diego Padres (29-40)
26. San Diego Padres (29-40)
Thus far, Jace Peterson hasn't been an improvement over Jedd Gyorko. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died at the age of 54 after a long battle with cancer.
27. Arizona Diamondbacks (30-42)
27. Arizona Diamondbacks (30-42)
Easy to overlook, but Chris Owings has been an above-average hitter. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Bronson Arroyo was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained UCL in his right elbow.
28. Tampa Bay Rays (27-43)
28. Tampa Bay Rays (27-43)
The Rays have too much talent to be this bad. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

David Price led the Rays to a 4-3 victory over the Astros on Sunday and snapped a streak of five consecutive series losses.
29. Philadelphia Phillies (29-38)
29. Philadelphia Phillies (29-38)
Jonathan Papelbon has yet to allow a home run this season. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Cliff Lee threw his first bullpen session since landing on the DL with a strained left elbow.
30. Chicago Cubs (28-39)
30. Chicago Cubs (28-39)
Emilio Bonifacio hit the DL late in the week. He'd cooled off anyway. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Bonifacio has a right oblique strain and was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
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