THT Daily: Teixeira Awakes

Major League News for July 14

Yesterday’s Results
Today’s Games
Standings
Game of the Day
Yesterday’s Home Runs
Top Minor League Performances
Player News
Stats


Yesterday’s Results
American League
TEX    15  BAL     1    (Recap and Boxscore) Teixeira: 3 HR, 7 RBI; Padilla: 7 IP, 1 R
OAK     5  BOS     4    (Recap and Boxscore) 11 innings
CLE     6  MIN     4    (Recap and Boxscore)
DET     6  KC      4    (Recap and Boxscore)

National League
STL     3  LAN     2    (Recap and Boxscore) 14 innings
HOU     5  FLA     1    (Recap and Boxscore) Huff: 2-4, HR; Willis: 7 IP, 1 R, Oswalt, 6.1 IP, 1 R
CIN     9  COL     7    (Recap and Boxscore) Griffey: HR 555; Barmes: 2 2B


Today’s Games
Visitors                       Home                             Time
NYM - Trachsel S. (8-4, 4.67)  CHC - Maddux G. (7-9, 4.89)       2:20
WAS - Ortiz R. (6-7, 4.85)     PIT - Duke Z.* (5-8, 5.17)        7:05
OAK - Zito B.* (8-6, 3.29)     BOS - Beckett J. (11-4, 4.75)     7:05
CWS - Contreras J. (9-0, 3.38) NYY - Johnson R.* (10-7, 5.13)    7:05
TEX - Millwood K. (8-5, 4.83)  BAL - Benson K. (9-7, 4.79)       7:05
KC - Redman M.* (6-4, 5.27)    DET - Rogers K.* (11-3, 3.85)     7:05
SEA - Meche G. (8-4, 3.83)     TOR - Janssen C. (6-7, 4.73)      7:07
COL - Jennings J. (6-6, 3.67)  CIN - Harang A. (9-6, 3.70)       7:10
HOU - Clemens R. (1-2, 2.82)   FLA - Sanchez A. (1-0, 6.60)      7:35
LAD - Lowe D. (7-5, 3.88)      STL - Carpenter C. (7-4, 3.08)    8:10
CLE - Byrd P. (6-6, 4.31)      MIN - Radke B. (7-7, 5.13)        8:10
MIL - Davis D.* (5-6, 4.95)    ARI - Batista M. (8-5, 5.01)      9:40
TB - Seo J. (0-2, 2.57)        LAA - Lackey J. (7-5, 2.88)      10:05
ATL - Hudson T. (6-8, 4.56)    SD - Young C. (8-4, 3.12)        10:05
PHI - Lieber J. (3-6, 5.47)    SF - Morris M. (7-7, 4.29)       10:15


Standings

The graphics next to each team are called “sparklines.” They depict each team’s performance over the last month. Each “up” bar is a victory and a “down” bar is a loss. There are horizontal lines for home games and gray bars represent games decided by two runs or less. “PWins” is short for Projected Wins, based on each team’s Run Differential, and is often a better measure of a team’s true strength. Other team graphs and stats can be found on our Team Page.

American League East        Pwins  Diff
BOS     53  34 .609    0.0   50      3      
NYA     50  36 .581    2.5   50      0      
TOR     49  39 .557    4.5   48      1      
BAL     41  50 .451   14.0   38      3      
TB      39  50 .438   15.0   37      2      
American League Central
DET     60  29 .674    0.0   58      2      
CHA     57  31 .648    2.5   54      3      
MIN     47  40 .540   12.0   46      1      
CLE     41  47 .466   18.5   48     -7      
KC      31  57 .352   28.5   32     -1      
American League West
TEX     46  43 .517    0.0   48     -2      
OAK     46  43 .517    0.0   43      3      
LAA     43  45 .489    2.5   43      0      
SEA     43  46 .483    3.0   45     -2      

National League East         Pwins Diff
NYN     53  36 .596    0.0   51      2      
PHI     40  47 .460   12.0   40      0      
ATL     40  49 .449   13.0   44     -4      
FLA     38  49 .437   14.0   42     -4      
WAS     38  52 .422   15.5   39     -1      
National League Central
STL     49  39 .557    0.0   46      3      
CIN     46  44 .511    4.0   44      2      
MIL     44  46 .489    6.0   38      6      
HOU     44  46 .489    6.0   43      1      
CHN     34  54 .386   15.0   35     -1      
PIT     30  60 .333   20.0   39     -9      
National League West
SD      48  40 .545    0.0   47      1      
LAN     46  43 .517    2.5   50     -4      
SF      45  44 .506    3.5   46     -1      
COL     44  44 .500    4.0   45     -1      
ARI     43  45 .489    5.0   42      1      


Game of the Day

The Cardinals beat the Dodgers, 3-2, on Albert Pujols’s league-leading 30th home run in the 14th inning. According to Elias, it’s the fifth time in his career that Pujols has hit a game-ending home run in extra innings. Only three other active players have ever done that at least five times: Jim Thome (6), Barry Bonds (5) and Tim Salmon (5). While Pujols has only been in the major leagues since 2001, the other three all debuted in 1992 or earlier.

LA DODGERS (2) VS ST LOUIS (3) - FINAL IN 14 INNINGS 

LA DODGERS             ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
R Furcal ss             7  1  4  0   0  0   3  .273
K Lofton cf             4  0  0  0   0  0   2  .291
 J Broxton p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 a-O Saenz ph           1  0  0  0   0  1   2  .296
 J Beimel p             0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 b-M Kemp ph            1  0  0  0   0  1   1  .279
 T Saito p              0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 T Hall c               0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .400
N Garciaparra 1b        6  1  1  2   0  1   5  .354
J Drew rf               4  0  0  0   2  1   0  .283
J Kent 2b               3  0  0  0   0  2   2  .269
 G Carrara p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 J Cruz Jr cf           3  0  0  0   0  0   1  .241
A Ethier lf             6  0  1  0   0  1   0  .345
C Izturis 3b            5  0  2  0   1  0   1  .293
R Martin c              5  0  1  0   1  0   2  .286
 O Perez p              0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .067
C Billingsley p         2  0  0  0   0  1   2  .167
 R Martinez 2b          4  0  2  0   0  0   0  .333

Totals                 51  2 11  2   4  8  21

a-struck out swinging for J Broxton in the 10th;  b-struck out looking for J 
Beimel in the 12th.

BATTING: 2B - R Furcal 2 (14, J Marquis, J Hancock); C Izturis (4, J Marquis); 
R Martin (13, A Wainwright). HR - N Garciaparra (12, 3rd inning off J Marquis 1 
on, 2 Out). RBI - N Garciaparra 2 (55). 2-out RBI - N Garciaparra 2. Runners 
left in scoring position, 2 out - N Garciaparra 2, J Kent 1, R Martin 1, C 
Billingsley 1. GIDP - N Garciaparra. Team LOB - 11. 
 
BASERUNNING: SB - R Furcal (22, 2nd base off J Marquis/Y Molina). CS - C 
Izturis (3, 2nd base by J Marquis/Y Molina). 
 
FIELDING: DP: 1 (R Furcal-J Kent-N Garciaparra). 
 
ST LOUIS               ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
D Eckstein ss           6  0  1  0   1  0   4  .309
S Spiezio lf            3  0  0  0   1  1   1  .281
 S Taguchi lf           2  0  0  0   1  1   0  .292
A Pujols 1b             6  1  2  1   0  0   0  .317
S Rolen 3b              4  1  2  0   2  1   2  .333
J Edmonds cf            5  1  1  2   1  2   5  .261
C Duncan rf             4  0  0  0   1  0   6  .263
 J Isringhausen p       0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 H Luna 2b              1  0  0  0   0  0   2  .303
Y Molina c              6  0  1  0   0  0   3  .221
A Miles 2b              5  0  2  0   0  0   0  .263
 J Hancock p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 b-J Weaver ph          1  0  0  0   0  1   0  .000
 B Looper p             0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .500
J Marquis p             3  0  1  0   0  1   0  .200
 a-J Rodriguez ph       1  0  0  0   0  0   1  .305
 T Johnson p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 A Wainwright p         0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .333
 J Encarnacion rf       1  0  0  0   1  0   0  .273

Totals                 48  3 10  3   8  7  24

a-grounded into fielder's choice to third for J Marquis in the 8th;  b-struck 
out looking for J Hancock in the 13th.

BATTING: 2B - A Pujols (11, C Billingsley); S Rolen (29, G Carrara). HR - J 
Edmonds (11, 7th inning off G Carrara 1 on, 2 Out), A Pujols (30, 14th inning 
off O Perez 0 on, 1 Out). RBI - J Edmonds 2 (49), A Pujols (77). 2-out RBI - J 
Edmonds 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Duncan 4, Y Molina 2, H 
Luna 2. GIDP - D Eckstein. Team LOB - 14. 
 
FIELDING: DP: 1 (D Eckstein-A Miles-A Pujols). 
 
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    LA DODGERS      - 002 000 000 000 00  --   2
    ST LOUIS        - 000 000 200 000 01  --   3

One out when winning run scored.
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LA DODGERS                   ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
C Billingsley                 5       6   0   0   5   4   0   4.45
G Carrara (B, 1)              2       2   2   2   0   1   1   4.05
J Broxton                     2       1   0   0   0   1   0   3.29
J Beimel                      2       0   0   0   0   0   0   3.09
T Saito                       2       0   0   0   3   1   0   2.05
O Perez (L, 4-4)                1/3   1   1   1   0   0   1   6.79

ST LOUIS                     ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
J Marquis                     8       6   2   2   2   4   1   5.34
T Johnson                       1/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   6.19
A Wainwright                  1 2/3   3   0   0   0   2   0   2.72
J Isringhausen                1       0   0   0   2   0   0   3.27
J Hancock                     2       1   0   0   0   1   0   3.26
B Looper (W, 5-1)             1       1   0   0   0   0   0   3.86

IBB - C Izturis (by J Isringhausen), S Rolen (by T Saito). HBP - A Pujols (by 
C Billingsley). Pitches-strikes: C Billingsley 97-50; G Carrara 32-21; J 
Broxton 26-18; J Beimel 21-13; T Saito 42-22; O Perez 13-7; J Marquis 100-66; T 
Johnson 4-3; A Wainwright 33-22; J Isringhausen 25-12; J Hancock 20-14; B 
Looper 12-7. Ground balls-fly balls: C Billingsley 6-4; G Carrara 2-3; J 
Broxton 2-3; J Beimel 4-2; T Saito 2-3; O Perez 0-1; J Marquis 9-10; T Johnson 
0-0; A Wainwright 2-1; J Isringhausen 2-1; J Hancock 1-4; B Looper 2-1. Batters 
faced: C Billingsley 25; G Carrara 8; J Broxton 7; J Beimel 6; T Saito 9; O 
Perez 2; J Marquis 30; T Johnson 1; A Wainwright 8; J Isringhausen 5; J Hancock 
7; B Looper 4. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Paul Nauert. 1B--Larry Vanover. 2B--Greg Gibson. 3B--Chris 
Guccione. 

T--4:21. Att--45,156. 
Weather: 80 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 10 mph, out to left. 

The following graph tracks the game’s Win Probability, courtesy of Fan Graphs.

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Yesterday’s Home Runs

The following stats are provided by Hit Tracker, which logs the projected distance of each home run (if it were to land uninterrupted at field level) and its “standard” distance, which is corrected for weather conditions.

Hitter                  Pitcher                  True Dist  Std. Dist.  HR #
Shoppach, Kelly    CLE  Crain, Jesse       MIN       420       413       2
Graffanino, Tony   KC   Bonderman, Jeremy  DET       405       410       5
Teixeira, Mark     TEX  Cabrera, Daniel    BAL       412       409      10
Helton, Todd       COL  Milton, Eric       CIN       408       405      11
Edmonds, Jim       STL  Carrara, Giovanni  LAD       416       404      11
Rodriguez, Ivan    DET  Duckworth, Brandon KC        396       401       8
Blake, Casey       CLE  Liriano, Francisco MIN       407       400      11
Jacobs, Mike       FLA  Oswalt, Roy        HOU       391       397      12
Pujols, Albert     STL  Perez, Odalis      LAD       428       396      30
Teahen, Mark       KC   Bonderman, Jeremy  DET       393       394       8
Hafner, Travis     CLE  Liriano, Francisco MIN       399       392      26
Huff, Aubrey       HOU  Messenger, Randy   FLA       383       388       9
Lowell, Mike       BOS  Loaiza, Esteban    OAK       379       388      12
Teixeira, Mark     TEX  Chen, Bruce        BAL       390       387      11
Teixeira, Mark     TEX  Chen, Bruce        BAL       385       383      12
Castro, Juan       CIN  King, Ray          COL       384       379       3
DeRosa, Mark       TEX  Britton, Chris     BAL       380       376       5
Barajas, Rod       TEX  Chen, Bruce        BAL       363       374       8
Garciaparra, Nomar LAD  Marquis, Jason     STL       400       370      12
Wilkerson, Brad    TEX  Rleal, Sendy       BAL       394       369      14
Swisher, Nick      OAK  Lester, Jon        BOS       352       359      21
Peralta, Jhonny    CLE  Liriano, Francisco MIN       352       346      10
Griffey Jr., Ken   CIN  Dohmann, Scott     COL       343       344      19 


Top Minor League Games

The following list, provided by First Inning, includes the top minor league batting (based on Runs Created) and pitching (based on Game Score) performances from yesterday.

ORG LVL PLAYER            POS AB  H 2B 3B HR BB SO  Notes
BAL A+  Jacob Duncan       RF  5  4  1  0  1  0  0   
CLE AA  Ryan Goleski       LF  3  3  2  0  0  1  0   
HOU AAA Cody Ransom        3B  3  2  0  0  2  1  0  5 RBI
KC  A+  Mike Stodolka      DH  4  4  2  0  0  1  0   
PHI A   Jeremy Slayden     DH  3  2  0  1  1  1  1  3 runs scored
SF  A-  Emmanuel Burriss   SS  5  4  1  0  0  0  0   
SF  A-  Adam Witter         C  4  3  1  0  1  0  0   
SF  A   Eugenio Velez      2B  5  4  2  0  0  0  0  .559 OBP during past week
TEX AA  Nate Gold          1B  6  4  0  0  3  0  1  6 RBI
TOR AAA Wayne Lydon        CF  5  4  2  0  1  0  0  4 RBI
 
ORG LVL PLAYER             IP   H  R ER SO BB HR  Notes
ATL A   Jose Santiago      4.2  2  0  0  8  1  0  20 K over last 15 IP
BOS AAA Kason Gabbard      7.0  2  0  0  6  2  0   
CIN A   Zachary Ward       6.0  2  1  1  6  3  0  1.41 ERA over past month
DET A+  Dallas Trahern     8.0  4  2  2  6  2  0   
MIL AAA Jared Fernandez    9.0  5  0  0  6  0  0   
NYM A-  Jorge Reyes        7.0  4  0  0  5  1  0   
OAK A   Jared Lansford     7.0  3  0  0  2  3  0   
PIT A+  Derek Hankins      7.0  2  0  0  5  1  0   
PIT AAA Ryan Vogelsong     6.0  3  0  0  2  1  0   
SD  AA  Jack Cassel        7.0  2  1  1  8  2  0  


Player News

Player news items are provided by CBS SportsLine.com.

Casey Blake, Jhonny Peralta and Travis Hafner homered against Francisco Liriano, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.

Mark Teixeira hit a career-high three homers and drove in seven runs, and the Texas Rangers hit six home runs Thursday night in a 15-1 rout of the Baltimore Orioles. Teixeira hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning, a solo homer in the sixth, a two-run shot in the eighth and a three-run drive in the ninth. The seven RBI tied a career high. Teixeira has 12 homers, including four in his last two games. It was his 12th career multihomer game, the first this season.

Nomar Garciaparra of the Dodgers hit a two-run homer in the third to extend his hitting streak to 22 games at St. Louis. It’s the second-longest streak in the majors this year, trailing only Edgar Renteria’s 23-game run in April.

Aubrey Huff, batting fifth and playing third base, hit a three-run home run in his Houston debut and Lance Berkman had three hits to lead the Astros to a 5-1 victory over the Florida Marlins on Thursday night. Huff, who was acquired in a trade with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Wednesday, homered to right-center in the eighth off reliever Randy Messenger (1-5) to give the Astros a 5-1 lead. The 30-year-old Huff hit .283 with eight home runs and 28 RBI in 63 games for the Devil Rays this season. The third baseman hit safely in 20 of his last 23 games with Tampa Bay, batting .433 with 13 doubles, five homers and 16 RBI during the stretch.

The Nationals acquired outfielder Austin Kearns, shortstop Felipe Lopez and right-handed pitcher Ryan Wagner from the Reds in exchange for right-handed pitcher Gary Majewski, left-handed pitcher Bill Bray, infielder Brendan Harris, shortstop Royce Clayton and right-handed pitcher Daryl Thompson.

The eight-player deal that sent RF Austin Kearns to Washington represents an opportunity for Chris Denorfia, who was called up from Triple-A Louisville to fill the roster spot. Denorfia will get a chance to be the primary right fielder. “It’s his time,” GM Wayne Krivsky said. “We think he’s ready.”

The Athletics activated OF Milton Bradley from the 15-day DL and optioned 1B Dan Johnson to Triple-A Sacramento of the PCL.

The New York Post reports that both New York teams are checking into the availability of Phillies outfielder Bobby Abreu. Apparently, if the Phillies don’t get back into the playoff race in the next two weeks, they’ll begin to trade off some veterans.

Padres reliever Doug Brocail was activated from the disabled list, a little over four months after undergoing the first of two heart angioplasties during the spring.

The Houston Astros placed third baseman Morgan Ensberg on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 10, with a bruised right shoulder. Ensberg originally hurt the shoulder on June 9 against the Atlanta Braves and had been laboring with the injury for a month, Astros manager Phil Garner said. Ensberg was hitting .236 with 19 homers and 44 RBI. He has just one homer since June 9. The Astros called up outfielder Luke Scott from Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.

Larry Bigbie (hernia) began a rehab assignment on Wednesday with Triple-A Memphis and was 1-for-2 with a walk as the DH. This is his second stint on the DL following a stress fracture in his foot in spring training, and the team expects him to take the full 20 days.

Todd Helton leads all active players in hitting after the All-Star break with a .349 career average. He hit .367 last season after the break, best in the NL. This season, Helton was hitting .296 at the break.

Kameron Loe, on the 15-day DL with a bone bruise in his right elbow, allowed one hit and two walks in 2 2-3 innings in a rehab start with Oklahoma on Wednesday.

The Tigers changed their pitching rotation. LHP Kenny Rogers, who started the All-Star game on Tuesday, will pitch Friday, RHP Justin Verlander on Saturday, RHP Zach Miner on Sunday and LHP Nate Robertson is scheduled for Tuesday. The original rotation had Miner going Friday, Robertson on Saturday and Verlander on Sunday.

The Boston Red Sox purchased left-hander Craig Breslow’s contract from Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday. Left-hander Lenny DiNardo was moved from the 15- to 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster for Breslow. Righty Jason Johnson was optioned to the minors earlier in the week, opening a spot for Breslow.

The Royals optioned right-hander Joe Nelson to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.

Robinson Cano, who has been out since June 25 with a hamstring strain, might be able to return to the lineup by Sunday or Monday, according to the New York Times.

Sidney Ponson is about to get another chance, this time with the New York Yankees. Ponson was cut by the St. Louis Cardinals last week and the Yankees, desperate to find a fifth starter, expect to sign the talented-but-troubled pitcher on Friday.

The Mariners optioned outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to Triple-A Tacoma and outrighted catcher Luis Oliveros to Class A Inland Empire. Infielder Greg Dobbs and outfielder Adam Jones will be added to Seattle’s 25-man roster Friday.

The Indians activated outfielder Casey Blake from the 15-day DL on Thursday and optioned outfielder Franklin Gutierrez to Triple-A Buffalo. Blake was off to the best start of his career when he strained a muscle in his left side during batting practice. He was placed on the disabled list June 14 for the first time in his career.

The Texas Rangers recalled Freddy Guzman from Triple-A Oklahoma. He was sent down July 3 after spending two weeks with the Rangers.

The Reds announced LHP Chris Hammond cleared waivers and became a free agent on Wednesday.

Athletics slugger Frank Thomas has sued two White Sox doctors, claiming their misdiagnosis of his broken foot in 2004 led to further injury and his eventual departure from the team. Attorney Thomas Demetrio said the doctors misdiagnosed a fractured bone in Thomas’ left foot as a bruise and cleared him to continue playing, which led to a second broken bone in the foot last year. “They failed to diagnose and properly treat the injury,” Demetrio said. “He’s 280 pounds. He shouldn’t have been walking on that foot, let alone playing baseball.”

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Odalis Perez, who surrendered the game-winning home run to the Cardinals’ Albert Pujols in the 14th inning on Thursday night, accused his team of treating him like “trash.” The left-hander is in the second year of a three-year, $24 million contract and in his fifth season with the Dodgers. He’s been banished to the bullpen except for one start since mid-May, has been used only twice since June 28 and is 4-4 with a 6.79 ERA. “I don’t know why I’m in this situation,” Perez said. “I’ve been here for the last five years and I’ve never been in a situation like this. If I’ve done something wrong, let me know, tell me. I want to know. I’ve been treated like trash.”


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