Baseball Shots Of The Week – May 13, 2013

St. Louis Cardinals (23-13)
St. Louis Cardinals (23-13)
Shelby Miller recorded 27-straight outs on Friday night. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cardinals have placed right-hander Jake Westbrook on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.
Texas Rangers (24-13)
Texas Rangers (24-13)
The Rangers entered the weekend with the largest divisional lead in baseball. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The Rangers swept their in-state rival, Houston Astros, beating them 12-7 in the series finale.
New York Yankees (23-13)
New York Yankees (23-13)
New York is still in the race with some reinforcements on the way. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Yankees won their fifth straight and swept the three-game series against the Royals over the weekend.
Cincinnati Reds (22-16)
Cincinnati Reds (22-16)
The Reds aren't getting the kind of corner-outfield production that they hoped. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Reds bats got hot early on Saturday as the team jumped out to a 12-4 lead at the end of third inning and held on to beat the Brewers 13-7.
San Francisco Giants (23-15)
San Francisco Giants (23-15)
You get the feeling the Giants and D'Backs will duke it out for first place all season long. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Madison Bumgarner dominated the Atlanta Braves, pitching 7 innings allowing 1 run and recording 11 strikeouts in the win.
Baltimore Orioles (23-13)
Baltimore Orioles (23-13)
Manny Machado might be the best least-talked-about youngster in the game. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Brian Roberts underwent right hamstring surgery and is expected to be out about six more weeks.
Boston Red Sox (22-16)
Boston Red Sox (22-16)
Jon Lester's one-hitter keeps his season rolling. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Joel Hanrahan will undergo season-ending surgery on the flexor muscle tendon of his right forearm.
Atlanta Braves (21-16)
Atlanta Braves (21-16)
Brian McCann doesn't seem to have any rust after missing the season's first month. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel threw a scoreless ninth inning on Thursday to record career save No. 100.
Detroit Tigers (20-15)
Detroit Tigers (20-15)
As impressive as Justin Verlander is, Anibal Sanchez is right there with him this season. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Tigers pitcher Phil Coke has been re-activated from the disabled list and will join the team.
Washington Nationals (20-17)
Washington Nationals (20-17)
Washington's surge puts them right back into the race and moves them up the list. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Jayson Werth was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a right hamstring injury.
Arizona Diamondbacks (21-17)
Arizona Diamondbacks (21-17)
Matt Reynolds has been a sneaky good pickup for the D'Backs. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

J.J. Putz will avoid surgery after an MRI revealed no major damage to his throwing elbow but he will be shut down for awhile.
Cleveland Indians (20-15)
Cleveland Indians (20-15)
Carlos Santana should earn his first All-Star Game invitation at this rate. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Cleveland hit three home runs as the Indians beat the A's 9-2 and swept the series.
Pittsburgh Pirates (21-16)
Pittsburgh Pirates (21-16)
Francisco Liriano struck out nine in his first start this season. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton threw a bullpen session on Friday to test his injured right shoulder.
Tampa Bay Rays (19-18)
Tampa Bay Rays (19-18)
The Rays' streak of consecutive five-plus inning starts ended with a game where their starter struck out 13. Go figure. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Luke Scott drew a walk with the bases loaded in the 10th to give the Rays a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Blue Jays.
Colorado Rockies (20-17)
Colorado Rockies (20-17)
After a hot start the Rockies have cooled off. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Rockies placed Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day disabled list and called up outfielder Charlie Blackmon to take his place.
Kansas City Royals (18-16)
Kansas City Royals (18-16)
Likewise for the Royals. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Billy Butler reached his 500th career RBI by hitting a home run on Saturday against the Yankees.
Oakland Athletics (19-18)
Oakland Athletics (19-18)
The A's feel like the streakiest team in the league; when they win they win big, when they lose they lose big. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Oakland A's got a strong start from Jarrod Parker and ended a five-game losing streak by way of a 4-3 win over the Mariners.
Seattle Mariners (18-20)
Seattle Mariners (18-20)
Hisashi Iwakuma gets by with precision. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Mariners manager Eric Wedge won't bring back centerfielder Franklin Gutierrez until he can prove he can play every day in the majors.
Philadelphia Phillies (18-21)
Philadelphia Phillies (18-21)
Delmon Young, Carlos Ruiz, and Ben Revere are off to frigid starts. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Cliff Lee earned his fourth win of the season as he threw seven shutout innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Minnesota Twins (17-17)
Minnesota Twins (17-17)
The Twins are still sort of hanging around despite a poor start by many of their bats. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The Twins broke out for 15 runs on 19 hits against the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Los Angeles Dodgers (15-21)
Los Angeles Dodgers (15-21)
Zack Greinke is making a quicker recovery than anticipated. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

On Saturday the Dodgers ended their eight-game losing streak with a 7-1 win over the Marlins and Matt Kemp hit his 1,000th career hit on Sunday.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (14-23)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (14-23)
Mark Trumbo has been the Angels' best hitter this season. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Jered Weaver threw his first bullpen session since suffering a broken left elbow on April 7.
Toronto Blue Jays (15-24)
Toronto Blue Jays (15-24)
Unfortunately Ricky Romero continues to battle with his mechanics and probably his confidence. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

The Blue Jays hit five home runs against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday as the Jays won 12-4 on Mother's Day.
Milwaukee Brewers (15-20)
Milwaukee Brewers (15-20)
Norichika Aoki continues to be a nice find for the Brewers. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Brewers shortstop Jean Segura's earned the National League Player of the Week.
New York Mets (14-20)
New York Mets (14-20)
Shaun Marcum is yet to make it through the fifth inning in any of his starts. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Another Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese gave up a career high eight runs on eight hits against the Pirates.
San Diego Padres (16-21)
San Diego Padres (16-21)
Edinson Volquez had seemingly made progress with his control, at least until Friday night. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

The San Diego Padres started last week winning four straight games, but ended the week with a three-game losing streak.
Chicago Cubs (15-22)
Chicago Cubs (15-22)
Who had Kevin Gregg closing games for a MLB team in May? (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Cubs have signed first baseman Anthony Rizzo to a seven-year, $41 million contract extension with two club options.
Chicago White Sox (15-20)
Chicago White Sox (15-20)
Jeff Keppinger went from a career-best season to the start of a career-worst season. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chris Sale retired 19 straight Angels and finished with a one-hit shut out as the White Sox beat the Angels 3-0.
Miami Marlins (11-27)
Miami Marlins (11-27)
Derek Dietrich should give the Marlins some left-handed pop and defensive versatility. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Marlins left fielder Juan Pierre reached a milestone by stealing his 600th career base at the age of 35.
Houston Astros (10-28)
Houston Astros (10-28)
Rick Ankiel isn't a big-league player anymore, but you have to admire his career. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez, committed a career-high three errors against the Angels and would have committed a fourth if not for the official scorer.
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