Baseball Shots Of The Week – Aug. 12, 2013

Atlanta Braves (72-46)
Atlanta Braves (72-46)
Brandon Beachy was on point Friday. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

The Braves were unable to score a run in 14-innings against the Miami Marlins and lost 1-0 to end their 14-game winning streak.
Los Angeles Dodgers (67-50)
Los Angeles Dodgers (67-50)
Friday night started roughly for the Dodgers, but ended with a win, as has most of their games lately. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Matt Kemp has been sidelined for three weeks with an ankle sprain. He started taking batting practice but has not been cleared to run and his return remains unknown.
Pittsburgh Pirates (70-47)
Pittsburgh Pirates (70-47)
Francisco Liriano probably isn't a fan of Coors Field. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was ejected in the top of the seventh inning of Saturday night's game at Coors Field for arguing a disputed call at second base.
(Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Boston Red Sox (71-49)
David Ortiz has had a fantastic season. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Jacoby Ellsbury recorded four hits to help the Red Sox earn a 5-3 win over the Royals on Saturday night.
(Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers (69-47)
Detroit Tigers (69-47)
The Tigers finally lost, though not until after Miguel Cabrera tied the game off Mariano Rivera. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tigers ace Max Scherzer earned his 1,000th strikeout last week, needing just 957 innings to accomplish the milestone.
Texas Rangers (68-50)
Texas Rangers (68-50)
Alex Rios is an interesting acquisition, especially if he gets on of his runs. (Photo by Eric Christian Smith/Getty Images)

The Rangers' Yu Darvish took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, and ended his night with a career-high 15 strikeouts.
Tampa Bay Rays (66-50)
Tampa Bay Rays (66-50)
Wil Myers just keeps hitting. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay released veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth, designating him for assignment, which meant they had 10 days to trade or release him.
(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Baltimore Orioles (65-52)
Matt Wieters' disappointing season has sort of flown under the radar. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

J.J. Hardy joined Cal Ripken Jr. and Miguel Tejada as only the third shortstop in Orioles history to record three consecutive seasons with 20 or more homers.
(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Reds (65-52)
Cincinnati Reds (65-52)
Just a reminder: Joey Votto's on-base percentage entered the weekend at .440. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

The Reds outfielder Derrick Robinson was optioned to Triple-A Louisville and left fielder Ryan Ludwick was activated from the disabled list.
St. Louis Cardinals (67-50)
St. Louis Cardinals (67-50)
Carlos Martinez showed a tremendous fastball in his first big-league start. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The Cardinals ended their four-game losing streak over the weekend with an 8-4 win over the Chicago Cubs.
Oakland Athletics (66-50)
Oakland Athletics (66-50)
Sonny Gray is now in the rotation, meaning Tommy Milone is out of it. (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)

Josh Reddick connected for three-homers in a single game against the Blue Jays. The A's compiled 17 hits in a 14-6 win over the Blue Jays.
Kansas City Royals (61-54)
Kansas City Royals (61-54)
Justin Maxwell hit three home runs in his first 15 plate appearances with the Royals. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Royals' closer Greg Holland earned his 30th save of the season, becoming only the fourth pitcher in franchise history to record 30 saves in a season.
Arizona Diamondbacks (59-57)
Arizona Diamondbacks (59-57)
Didi Gregorius can sling it. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Cody Ross dislocated his right hip, the team placed him on the 15-day disabled list. Team doctors will now contemplate a potential surgery to clean up the injury, which could end his season.
Cleveland Indians (63-55)
Cleveland Indians (63-55)
Suffice to say, Cleveland can't be pleased with how their series versus Detroit went. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

In one of the games against the Tigers, the Indians battled Detroit for 14 innings, but couldn't get the win after giving up a game-winning double to Detroit's first baseman.
Washington Nationals (57-60)
Washington Nationals (57-60)
Anthony Rendon has cooled off considerably after a strong start. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Jayson Werth collected his 1,000th career hit with a two-run homer and helped the Nationals defeat the Phillies, 8-5.
Toronto Blue Jays (54-63)
Toronto Blue Jays (54-63)
Colby Rasmus has really turned in a fine season. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Melky Cabrera has been on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee injury and is expected to be out until September.
(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
New York Yankees (59-57)
Now that Alex Rodriguez is back we can answer the important questions, like: Can he still play? (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

While appealing his 211-game suspension for PEDs, A-Rod has moved up another notch on the MLB record list. A-Rod hit his 648th career home run and also accounted for his 1,951st career RBI, surpassing Stan Musial for sole possession of fifth place on baseball's all-time list.
(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
New York Mets (54-61)
New York Mets (54-61)
Mets pitching held Colorado to three runs during their three-game set. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

David Wright has been trying to rehab from a strained right hamstring, but Terry Collins admitted that there's a chance Wright will not play again this season.
Colorado Rockies (55-64)
Colorado Rockies (55-64)
Remember Jeff Manship? He made his season debut with the Rockies earlier in the week. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Rockies are glad to be home after their three-city, 10-game road trip with a 1-9 record.
Seattle Mariners (54-63)
Seattle Mariners (54-63)
Remember Seattle's hot run? Not so hot lately. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Ken Griffey Jr. became the seventh player inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame over the weekend. He joins the other Mariners' like Jay Buhner, Edgar Martinez, and Randy Johnson.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (53-63)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (53-63)
The Angels lost the first three games of their week by a combined 15 runs. Ouch.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Mike Trout has now reached base for the 41st consecutive game and 22 shy of the Angels' team record of 63. The 41 games puts him second on the Angels' all-time list.
San Diego Padres (53-64)
San Diego Padres (53-64)
Tyson Ross is looking more like a MLB starter than he had in the past. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Carlos Quentin was added to the 15-day disabled list with a sore right knee.
Chicago Cubs (52-65)
Chicago Cubs (52-65)
Darnell McDonald, a nice story, is back in the majors. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks will be awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
San Francisco Giants (52-65)
San Francisco Giants (52-65)
Tim Lincecum will be an interesting free agent to watch. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Lincecum ended his winless streak with eight shutout innings of one hit ball against the Brewers. This is the first win since Lincecum's no-hitter earlier this year.
Minnesota Twins (52-63)
Minnesota Twins (52-63)
Justin Morneau is heating up, perhaps in time for a waiver trade. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

The Twins traded infielder Jamey Carroll to the Royals in exchange for a player to be named later.
Milwaukee Brewers (51-67)
Milwaukee Brewers (51-67)
Caleb Gindl has quietly played well for the Brewers in limited action. (Photo by Mark Hirsch/Getty Images)

Rickie Weeks is out for the season with a torn tendon in his left hamstring and will decide in the coming days whether to undergo surgery.
Philadelphia Phillies (52-65)
Philadelphia Phillies (52-65)
The Chase Utley contract is a smart, creative deal by Philadelphia. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

After acquiring outfield Casper Wells off waivers from the White Sox, the Phillies designated outfielder Delmon Young to make room for him on the roster.
Chicago White Sox (44-72)
Chicago White Sox (44-72)
Leury Garcia, the expected player to be named later, is probably just a utility guy long-term, but he can run and field well. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

The White Sox snapped a 12-game losing streak to AL Central opponents, with a 5-4 win over the Twins on Saturday.
Miami Marlins (44-72)
Miami Marlins (44-72)
Christian Yelich's first home run? An opposite-field shot, just like he drew it up. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Marlins scored a run in the ninth inning against the Atlanta on Saturday to beat the Braves 1-0 and end their six-game losing streak and the Braves 14-game win streak.
Houston Astros (37-79)
Houston Astros (37-79)
The Astros almost had a nice series defeat of the Red Sox. Alas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Astros manager Bo Porter was ejected for the first time in his career after arguing a foul tip in the ninth inning of the 7-5 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.
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