Around the Majors: Prior comes off DL

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Angels 7, Rangers 6 (10)
Whitesox 2, Indians 1
Redsox 8, Yankees 1
Mariners 8, Royals 2
BlueJays 10, A’s 3

NL
Padres 1, Cubs 0
Brewers 6, Pirates 2
Mets 8, Astros 4
Braves 11, Nationals 2
Phillies 4, Marlins 1
Diamondbacks 2, Rockies 0

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
BlueJays          5    2  .714   -      2-1    3-1   04-02 00-00 01-00 WON  3
Orioles           3    3  .500   1 1/2  1-2    2-1   02-01 00-00 01-02 WON  1
Devil Rays        3    3  .500   1 1/2  3-3    0-0   01-02 00-00 02-01 LOST 1
Yankees           3    4  .429   2      3-3    0-1   03-04 00-00 00-00 LOST 2
Redsox            3    4  .429   2      1-0    2-4   03-04 00-00 00-00 WON  1

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox          5    2  .714   -      2-1    3-1   00-00 05-02 00-00 WON  1
Tigers            3    3  .500   1 1/2  3-3    0-0   00-00 03-03 00-00 LOST 1
Twins             3    3  .500   1 1/2  1-2    2-1   00-00 01-02 02-01 WON  1
Indians           3    4  .429   2      0-1    3-3   00-00 03-04 00-00 LOST 1
Royals            3    4  .429   2      0-1    3-3   00-00 01-02 02-02 LOST 1

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels            4    3  .571   -      3-3    1-0   00-00 01-02 03-01 WON  1
A's               3    4  .429   1      0-1    3-3   03-04 00-00 00-00 LOST 1
Mariners          3    4  .429   1      2-4    1-0   00-00 02-02 01-02 WON  1
Rangers           3    4  .429   1      0-1    3-3   00-00 00-00 03-04 LOST 1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves            5    2  .714   -      3-1    2-1   05-02 00-00 00-00 WON  1
Phillies          4    3  .571   1      1-2    3-1   02-02 02-01 00-00 WON  3
Marlins           3    4  .429   2      3-4    0-0   03-04 00-00 00-00 LOST 1
Nationals         3    4  .429   2      0-0    3-4   03-04 00-00 00-00 LOST 2
Mets              2    5  .286   3      1-0    1-5   01-02 01-03 00-00 WON  2

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Astros            4    2  .667   -      4-1    0-1   00-01 04-01 00-00 LOST 1
Brewers           4    2  .667   -      1-0    3-2   00-00 04-02 00-00 WON  1
Reds              3    3  .500   1      3-0    0-3   03-00 00-03 00-00 LOST 3
Cubs              3    4  .429   1 1/2  2-2    1-2   00-00 02-01 01-03 LOST 1
Cardinals         2    3  .400   1 1/2  1-2    1-1   01-02 01-01 00-00 LOST 2
Pirates           2    5  .286   2 1/2  0-2    2-3   00-00 00-03 02-02 LOST 1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers           4    2  .667   -      0-0    4-2   00-00 00-00 04-02 LOST 1
Giants            4    2  .667   -      4-2    0-0   00-00 00-00 04-02 WON  3
Diamondbacks      4    3  .571     1/2  4-3    0-0   00-00 02-01 02-02 WON  2
Padres            4    3  .571     1/2  2-2    2-1   00-00 03-02 01-01 WON  1
Rockies           1    5  .167   3      1-1    0-4   00-00 00-00 01-05 LOST 5

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
Orioles (Daniel Cabrera) at Devil Rays (Scott Kazmir), 7:15
Angels (John Lackey) at Rangers (Chris Young), 8:05
Tigers (Mike Maroth) at Twins (Joe Mays), 8:10
BlueJays (Josh Towers) at A’s (Dan Haren), 10:05

NL
Padres (Jake Peavy) at Cubs (Mark Prior), 2:20
Giants (Kirk Rueter) at Dodgers (Jeff Weaver), 4:10
Phillies (Randy Wolf) at Marlins (A.J. Burnett), 7:05
Nationals (Esteban Loaiza) at Braves (Tim Hudson), 7:35
Pirates (Mark Redman) at Brewers (Gary Glover), 7:35
Reds (Aaron Harang) at Cardinals (Jason Marquis), 8:10
Rockies (Shawn Chacon) at Diamondbacks (Brandon Webb), 9:40

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Pat Burrell–#4
Alfonso Soriano–#3
Jose Guillen–#3
Russell Branyan–#1 & #2
Eric Byrnes–#2
Hank Blalock–#2
Doug Mirabelli–#1
Darin Erstad–#1
Orlando Cabrera–#1
Rod Barajas–#1
Adrian Beltre–#1
Rafael Furcal–#1
Andruw Jones–#1
Brady Clark–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
T1) Dmitri Young–3
T1) Hideki Matsui–3
T1) Jorge Cantu–3
T1) Paul Konerko–3
T1) Brian Roberts–3
T1) Alfonso Soriano–3*
T7) Vladimir Guerrero–2
T7) Richie Sexson–2
T7) Nick Swisher–2
T7) Jason Varitek–2
T7) Eric Hinske–2
T7) Bengie Molina–2
T7) Keith Ginter–2
T7) David Ortiz–2
T7) Vernon Wells–2
T7) Richard Hidalgo–2
T7) Aaron Boone–2
T7) Emil Brown–2
T7) Torii Hunter–2
T7) Eric Byrnes–2*
T7) Hank Blalock–2*

NL
T1) Troy Glaus–4
T1) Pat Burrell–4*
T3) Joe Randa–3
T3) Xavier Nady–3
T3) Jose Guillen–3*
T6) Jeff Bagwell–2
T6) Chipper Jones–2
T6) Brian Giles–2
T6) Adam Dunn–2
T6) Luis Gonzalez (Diamondbacks)–2
T6) Reggie Sanders–2
T6) Clint Barmes–2
T6) Miguel Cabrera–2
T6) Jose Valentin–2
T6) Jose Cruz Jr.–2
T6) Edgardo Alfonzo–2
T6) Phil Nevin–2
T6) Carlos Beltran–2
T6) Cliff Floyd–2
T6) David Wright–2
T6) Wily Mo Pena–2
T6) Shawn Green–2
T6) Junior Spivey–2
T6) Juan Encarnacion–2
T6) Russell Branyan–2**

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

Correction from yesterday–The BlueJays sent Gabe Gross, not Greg, to the minors.


1) The Cubs will activate P Mark Prior from the DL today.

After starting his career with 3.32 ERA/9 RSAA and 2.43 ERA/42 RSAA seasons, Prior had a 4.02 ERA/7 RSAA in 21 starts. He has a 3.08 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.25, and 58 RSAA in 70 games.

2) The Diamondbacks placed P Oscar Villarreal on the 15 day DL and called up P Lance Cormier.

Villarreal has a strained rotator cuff. He has a 3.34 ERA/18 RSAA in 105 career games, including a 7.00 ERA/-5 RSAA in 17 games in 2004.

Cormier has a 8.14 ERA/-19 RSAA in 17 career games.

3) Twins P Carlos Silva was examined by a couple of doctors. They concluded he has a torn meniscus in his right knee. The injury isn’t as serious as first thought and he might only have to miss 2-3 weeks.

4) The Cubs placed 2B Todd Walker on the 15 day DL and called up 2B Mike Fontenot.

Walker has a sprained knee ligament. He’s expected to be out 4-6 weeks, after it was originally believed to be a potential season ender.

5) Rockies minor league OF Jorge Piedra was suspended for 10 days for violating MLB’s steroid policy.

Piedra is subject to the major league policy since he’s on the 40 man roster.

6) Nationals 1B Wil Cordero had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee.

He was originally believed to be out 6-8 weeks, but now the team thinks he could return in 3-4.

7) The Dodgers designated minor league P Frank Brooks for assignment.


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