Baseball Shots Of The Week – May 27, 2013

St Louis Cardinals (32-17)
St Louis Cardinals (32-17)
The Cardinals rotation earned its way onto Sports Illustrated's cover. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Cardinals Jaime Garcia had successful shoulder surgery and is expected to make a full recovery for next season.
Texas Rangers (32-18)
Texas Rangers (32-18)
You know things are going the Rangers way when Ross Wolf is winning games. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Derek Holland struck out 10 while allowing two unearned runs in 6 2/3 innings, as he outpitched Felix Hernandez last week.
New York Yankees (30-19)
New York Yankees (30-19)
So much for Curtis Granderson being back. He'll miss some time with a broken pinky. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis may be in position to join the Yankees' roster by the upcoming weekend.
Cincinnati Reds (31-19)
Cincinnati Reds (31-19)
The Reds have beat up sub-.500 teams all year. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Bronson Arroyo was solid in six frames, and the Reds hit a trio of home runs as the Reds beat the Cubs, 7-4.
Atlanta Braves (30-19)
Atlanta Braves (30-19)
Atlanta went through a tough patch but lately they've gotten hot again. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Tim Hudson gave up six earned runs in six innings against the Blue Jays and the Braves lost 9-3.
Pittsburgh Pirates (31-19)
Pittsburgh Pirates (31-19)
Impressively Pittsburgh is winning without much contribution from Pedro Alvarez. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Travis Snider hit a two-out, pinch-hit grand slam in the sixth inning to give the Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Cubs.
Boston Red Sox (31-20)
Boston Red Sox (31-20)
Losing Shane Victorino is a tough break for the Red Sox' struggling outfield. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Red Sox activated David Ross from the seven-day concussion disabled list after doctors cleared him from all concussion symptoms.
Arizona Diamondbacks (28-22)
Arizona Diamondbacks (28-22)
Arizona is one of the rare competitive teams with a better road record than home record. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Adam Eaton is going to get a second opinion on his left elbow, from Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday.
Cleveland Indians (27-22)
Cleveland Indians (27-22)
The Indians have the league's best record in one-run games. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Cleveland designated left-hander David Huff for assignment on Thursday and replaced him with lefty Scott Barnes.
Detroit Tigers (28-20)
Detroit Tigers (28-20)
Detroit entered the weekend leading the league in runs per game. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Justin Verlander struck out 13 batters over seven innings as the Tigers beat the Pirates 6-5.
San Francisco Giants (28-22)
San Francisco Giants (28-22)
Brandon Belt has recovered from a rough start.(Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Former Giants' first-baseman Will Clark will represent the team at this years' First-Year Player Draft.
Oakland Athletics (28-23)
Oakland Athletics (28-23)
Offseason additions John Jaso and Chris Young aren't quite performing as the A's would've hoped. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The A's scored six runs in the second inning to beat the Astros 11-5.
Baltimore Orioles (27-23)
Baltimore Orioles (27-23)
Kevin Gausman's debut didn't go as planned. He'll have better days. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

The Orioles J.J. Hardy, Chris Davis, Danny Valencia and Adam Jones went deep to help the O's beat the Jays 10-6.
Washington Nationals (26-24)
Washington Nationals (26-24)
Danny Espinosa has not rebounded from a rough start. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Bryce Harper sat out the series opener against the Orioles with a sore left knee and hopes to avoid the disabled list.
Colorado Rockies (27-23)
Colorado Rockies (27-23)
The Rockies refuse to fade. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

The Rockies gave up a two-run, inside-the-park homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to the Giants and lost 6-5.
Tampa Bay Rays (25-24)
Tampa Bay Rays (25-24)
Joel Peralta is the only Rays reliever consistently getting outs. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Kelly Johnson hit two three-run home runs against the Miami Marlins to lift the Rays to a 10-6 win.
Philadelphia Phillies (24-26)
Philadelphia Phillies (24-26)
Chase Utley's injury prompts questions about whether the Phillies will wind up trading him (and others) at the deadline. (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Looking to shake-up the batting order, Charlie Manuel moved Jimmy Rollins from first to third in the lineup and moved Michael Young from third to second and returned Ben Revere to the leadoff spot.
San Diego Padres (22-27)
San Diego Padres (22-27)
Jedd Gyorko struggled in April but he's turned it around in May. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Former Padres pitcher Andy Ashby, will represent the team during Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft next month.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (23-27)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (23-27)
Could it be? Are the Angels showing a pulse? (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

The Angels announced that Jared Weaver will return from the DL and start on Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Chicago White Sox (24-24)
Chicago White Sox (24-24)
Speaking of showing life, the White Sox have reached .500. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Sports Business Awards last week.
Kansas City Royals (21-26)
Kansas City Royals (21-26)
The Royals continue to slide. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana will go for his 100th career win against the Cardinals' rookie pitcher Tyler Lyons on Tuesday.
Seattle Mariners (21-29)
Seattle Mariners (21-29)
Jesus Montero's Seattle career has disappointed. He's still got time to put things together. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Mariners ended their eight-game losing streak by hitting a walk-off single in the 13th inning against the Rangers to win 4-3.
Toronto Blue Jays (21-29)
Toronto Blue Jays (21-29)
The Astros are the only team allowing more runs per game than the Blue Jays. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Colby Rasmus, J.P. Arencibia and Edwin Encarnacion all homered for the Blue Jays as they beat the Braves 9-3.
Milwaukee Brewers (19-29)
Milwaukee Brewers (19-29)
The Brewers have been horrible through May. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

With their closer Jim Henderson on the DL, the Brewers have gone to a closer by committee with John Axford, Michael Gonzalez and Francisco Rodriguez.
Los Angeles Dodgers (17-26)
Los Angeles Dodgers (17-26)
Who's the first to go in LA: Andre Ethier or Don Mattingly? (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Josh Beckett, who is currently on the DL, has been experiencing tingling and numbness in the fingers in his right hand, so the team has shut him down again.
Chicago Cubs (19-30)
Chicago Cubs (19-30)
The Cubs have the best run differential of any team with a .400 record or worse.(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jeff Samardzija threw a two-hitter against the White Sox and his first career shut out on Monday night.
Minnesota Twins (19-28)
Minnesota Twins (19-28)
A prolonged losing streak pushes the Twins back down. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Joe Mauer hit a one-out single up the middle to avoid the Twins be no-hit by Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez.
New York Mets (18-29)
New York Mets (18-29)
Ditto with the Mets. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Darryl Strawberry will represent the New York Mets at next month's First-Year Player Draft.
Houston Astros (14-36)
Houston Astros (14-36)
Erik Bedard couldn't get through the fifth inning in any of his first five starts. He's done so in his past three. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Astros' pitcher Jordan Lyles pitched six solid innings against the Royals to earn the Astros a series sweep against the division rival.
Miami Marlins (13-37)
Miami Marlins (13-37)
If you had Marcell Ozuna as the Marlins' leading hitter through the two months then you win. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Marlins placed Matt Diaz on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee bone bruise. The Marlins called up Jordan Brown from New Orleans to fill-in for Diaz.
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