Baseball Shots Of The Week – May 6, 2013

St. Louis Cardinals (20-11)
St. Louis Cardinals (20-11)
A nice six-game winning streak from the Cardinals propels them to the top spot. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte will have Tommy John surgery next week which will end his season.
Texas Rangers (20-11)
Texas Rangers (20-11)
Meanwhile a series win against the Red Sox locks Texas in at two. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish matched a career high with 14 strikeouts as the Rangers beat the Red Sox 4-3.
Boston Red Sox (20-11)
Boston Red Sox (20-11)
Not that third is a bad place to be. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz extended his hitting streak to 26 game.
Atlanta Braves (18-12)
Atlanta Braves (18-12)
Andrelton Simmons is off to a rough start at the plate, however, his defense is as good as ever. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Brian McCann came off the DL and made his season debut against the Reds, McCann, underwent offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
New York Yankees (18-12)
New York Yankees (18-12)
Mariano Rivera has quietly picked up right where he left off.. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Phil Hughes pitched eight scoreless innings to pick up his first victory of the year, and the Yankees beat the A's 4-2.
Baltimore Orioles (19-13)
Baltimore Orioles (19-13)
Miguel Gonzalez left his Friday start with a blister. The schedule works out favorably for the O's, as they can skip his next turn thanks to an off-day. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was voted the Budweiser Presents American League Player of the Month for April.
Cincinnati Reds (18-14)
Cincinnati Reds (18-14)
Despite bad news about Johnny Cueto the Reds have to feel good about Tony Cingrani's first three starts. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Dusty Baker earned his 1,599th career win as a manager, tying him for 18th on the all-time list with Tommy Lasorda.
San Francisco Giants (19-12)
San Francisco Giants (19-12)
It's easy to forget how young Madison Bumgarner is, in part because of his experience, and in part because of his fantastic pitching. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Guillermo Quiroz hit a pinch-hit walk-off solo home run and the Giants beat the Dodgers 10-9 at AT&T Park.
Detroit Tigers (19-11)
Detroit Tigers (19-11)
Detroit's starting pitching led the way to a strong week. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Justin Verlander lost his bid for another no-hitter with one out in the seventh inning against the Houston Astros, but ended the game with nine-strikeouts.
Oakland Athletics (18-14)
Oakland Athletics (18-14)
The A's are carrying Luke Montz, one of the last Expos draft picks, on their roster for the time being. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

A.J. Griffin pitched seven-plus shutout innings against CC and the Yankees, as the A's beat he Yanks 2-0.
Washington Nationals (17-15)
Washington Nationals (17-15)
You have a feeling the Nats will shoot up the list once the right side of their infield starts hitting. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Dan Haren pitched eight strong innings against the Atlanta Braves as the Natioanls beat the Braves 3-1.
Colorado Rockies (18-13)
Colorado Rockies (18-13)
Signing Roy Oswalt to a low-risk deal is a smart move for a team that may need that pitching later in the year. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Todd Helton returned from the 15-day disabled list over the weekend.
Kansas City Royals (17-10)
Kansas City Royals (17-10)
Back-to-back comeback wins versus the Rays keeps K.C. right on trucking.(Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Ervin Santana will get the start on Tuesday for the Royals against Wei-Yin Chen and the Orioles as he goes for his 100th career win.
Arizona Diamondbacks (16-15)
Arizona Diamondbacks (16-15)
Rough week for the D'Backs, who lost three close games against the Giants. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

J.J. Putz will remain the D-backs' closer despite blowing four saves so far this year after blowing five all of last year and four in 2011.
Pittsburgh Pirates (17-14)
Pittsburgh Pirates (17-14)
The Pirates' inability to win at Miller Park continued this week. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Jason Grilli was selected the winner of the Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Month Award for April, the award recognizes the most outstanding relief pitcher of the month.
Cleveland Indians (14-14)
Cleveland Indians (14-14)
Heck of a week for the Indians and their lineup. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Indians lost 4-2 to the Twins which ended their six-game win streak.
Tampa Bay Rays (14-16)
Tampa Bay Rays (14-16)
The early returns on Luke Scott are promising. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Evan Longoria hit an RBI single and Kelly Johnson hit a two-run homer to give the Rays a 7-4 extra-inning victory over the Rockies on Friday.
Milwaukee Brewers (14-15)
Milwaukee Brewers (14-15)
Who had Ryan Braun and Yuniesky Betancourt finishing April with similar home run and RBI totals? (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Francisco Rodriguez has secured his work visa and plans to report to Class A Brevard County next week to begin his comeback to the majors.
Los Angeles Dodgers (13-17)
Los Angeles Dodgers (13-17)
Adrian Gonzalez entered the weekend with 10 extra-base hits, 11 walks, and 11 strikeouts. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Not baseball related but the Los Angeles Kings will face the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium in a regular-season NHL game on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.
Seattle Mariners (15-18)
Seattle Mariners (15-18)
Nice to see Jason Bay having a solid start to the season. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Felix Hernandez shut down the Blue Jays in eight scoreless innings as the Mariners won 4-0.
New York Mets (12-16)
New York Mets (12-16)
It took a few years longer than anticipated but Bobby Parnell is doing well in his first stint as Mets closer. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Matt Harvey was named National League Pitcher of the Month after going 4-0 with a 1.56 ERA in six April starts.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (11-20)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (11-20)
If you only looked at the names on the Angels' bench and in the bullpen you'd confuse them for a Triple-A team. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Jered Weaver is planning to throw a bullpen session next week, he first time he will throw from a mound since hi injury earlier this year.
Toronto Blue Jays (11-21)
Toronto Blue Jays (11-21)
J.P. Arencibia's power has made him playable, but he's already struck out 40 more times than he'd walked in just over 110 plate appearances. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Melky Cabrera hit his first home run for the Blue Jays as the team snapped their four-game losing streak.
Philadelphia Phillies (14-18)
Philadelphia Phillies (14-18)
Not only did Roy Halladay look awful, he looked awful against the Marlins. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Phillies placed Roy Halladay on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right shoulder.
Chicago White Sox (12-17)
Chicago White Sox (12-17)
A pair of small acquisitions, Conor Gillaspie and Tyler Greene, are paying off in the early going for the White Sox. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

White Sox pitcher John Danks, thinks he will return to the rotation soon after battling back from arthroscopic shoulder surgery last year.
Minnesota Twins (13-14)
Minnesota Twins (13-14)
How much longer will the Twins allow Aaron Hicks to struggle in the majors before demoting him? (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Outfielder Darin Mastroianni, is expected to miss another three weeks as he remains in a walking boot for another week.
San Diego Padres (13-18)
San Diego Padres (13-18)
It's not a good sign when only one member of a team's rotation has a strikeout-to-walk ratio over 2.00. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Huston Street is 7-for-7 in save situations, though he has given up 14 hits in 12 innings including four home runs.
Chicago Cubs (11-20)
Chicago Cubs (11-20)
David DeJesus could make for an interesting trade chip if he continues to play as well as he has thus far. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs pitchers Kyuji Fujikawa and Matt Garza made rehab appearances at Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.
Miami Marlins (10-22)
Miami Marlins (10-22)
Marcell Ozuna fits the typical right-field profile, though he'll need to show a better approach at the plate. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The Marlins scored nine runs against Roy Halladay in 2 1/3 innings beating the Phillies 14-2.
Houston Astros (8-24)
Houston Astros (8-24)
Houston's not going to win a ton of games this year, but their 9-1 thumping of the Yankees is one to remember. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Houston Astros are making some roster moves, designating for assignment Rick Ankiel and outfielder Fernando Martinez and optioning infielder Brandon Laird to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
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