Baseball Shots Of The Week – September 2, 2014

1. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (83-53)
1. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (83-53)
Chris Iannetta is underrated. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

With an 8-1 win on Sunday, the Angels swept the A's in a four-game series for the first time since 1997.
2. Baltimore Orioles (79-56)
2. Baltimore Orioles (79-56)
Alejandro De Aza and Kelly Johnson were nifty additions for Baltimore. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

J.J. Hardy has lower back spasms and is considered day to day.
3. Oakland Athletics (78-58)
3. Oakland Athletics (78-58)
Only seems right that Adam Dunn will finish his career in Oakland. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Adam Dunn, acquired from the White Sox in a trade, stepped to the plate and hit a home run on his first at-bat.
4. Washington National (77-58)
4. Washington National (77-58)
Danny Espinosa with another disappointing year. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Nationals downed the Mariners, 8-3 including six home runs.
5. Los Angeles Dodgers (77-60)
5. Los Angeles Dodgers (77-60)
The Dodgers haven't gotten much of any production from their backstops. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Yasiel Puig was dropped to sixth in the batting order.
6. Detroit Tigers (76-62)
6. Detroit Tigers (76-62)
Not David Price's best start. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Miguel Cabrera returned to the lineup to hit two of the five home runs in a 12-1 victory in Cleveland.
7. San Francisco Giants (74-62)
7. San Francisco Giants (74-62)
Andrew Susac and Joe Panik have been solid for San Francisco. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants completed a three-game sweep of the Brewers, which was their sixth consecutive win and tied their longest streak of the season.
8. Kansas City Royals (74-62)
8. Kansas City Royals (74-62)
The Royals entered the weekend as the only team with fewer than 900 strikeouts. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals designate veteran Bruce Chen for assignment.
9. Milwaukee Brewers (73-63)
9. Milwaukee Brewers (73-63)
Jean Segura has disappointed as much as Scooter Gennett has impressed. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Brewers sufferd their sixth straight loss with a 4-2 loss to the Cubs to open a three-game series at Wrigley Field.
10. Seattle Mariners (73-62)
10. Seattle Mariners (73-62)
Fair to call Chris Taylor this year's Brad Miller? (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Felix Hernandez allowed a career-high four home runs, in an 8-3 loss to the Nationals at Safeco Field.
11. Pittsburgh Pirates (71-65)
11. Pittsburgh Pirates (71-65)
Gregory Polanco should return to the majors this week. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Josh Harrison was announced as the Pirates' Heart and Hustle Award winner.
12. New York Yankees (70-65)
12. New York Yankees (70-65)
Shane Greene continues to impress. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Blue Jays presented Derek Jeter with a vacation package to Canada's west coast as a retirement gift.
13. Cleveland Indians (71-64)
13. Cleveland Indians (71-64)
If you're not familiar with Cody Allen, it might be time to get familiar with him. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Indians activated Jason Giambi from the 60-day disabled list.
14. St. Louis Cardinals (73-63)
14. St. Louis Cardinals (73-63)
Justin Masterson still hasn't performed like expected. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Masterson will transition into the Cardinals' bullpen, where he'll be available as early as midweek.
15. Atlanta Braves (72-65)
15. Atlanta Braves (72-65)
That Jonny Venters tore his UCL for a third time is horrible news. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Craig Kimbrel became just the third Major League pitcher to register 40 or more saves in each of four consecutive seasons.
16. Miami Marlins (66-69)
16. Miami Marlins (66-69)
The Marlins have one of the weaker benches in the league. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Henderson Alvarez was sidelined with a left oblique strain and is listed as day-to-day.
17. Toronto Blue Jays (69-67)
17. Toronto Blue Jays (69-67)
Things continue to go poorly for Toronto. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Blue Jays acquired outfielder John Mayberry Jr. from the Phillies on Sunday in exchange for Minor League infielder Gustavo Pierre.
18. Tampa Bay Rays (66-71)
18. Tampa Bay Rays (66-71)
Evan Longoria is finally getting going. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Rays activated outfielder David DeJesus from the disabled list.
19. Cincinnati Reds (66-71)
19. Cincinnati Reds (66-71)
The Reds figure to move one of their starters this winter. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Reds traded setup man Jonathan Broxton to Milwaukee Brewers.
20. Philadelphia Phillies (62-74)
20. Philadelphia Phillies (62-74)
Victor Arano is an interesting get for the Phillies. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Phillies pitched their first combined no-hitter. Cole Hamels tossed six no-hit innings and got help from Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon.
21. San Diego Padres (64-71)
21. San Diego Padres (64-71)
There's almost no chance the Padres don't end the season with the league's least-scoring offense. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Padres inducted Trevor Hoffman, into their Hall of Fame during a pregame ceremony.
22. Chicago Cubs (61-76)
22. Chicago Cubs (61-76)
Jorge Soler made a nice first impression. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Justin Ruggiano is done for the season after undergoing surgery on his left ankle.
23. New York Mets (64-73)
23. New York Mets (64-73)
You can understand David Wrights reluctance to hit the DL, but boy he doesn't look healthy. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Mets placed reliever Vic Black on the disabled list, activating right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka.
24. Chicago White Sox (62-75)
24. Chicago White Sox (62-75)
The White Sox continue to slide. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

White Sox traded designated hitter Adam Dunn and cash considerations to Oakland in exchange for right-handed pitcher Nolan Sanburn.
25. Boston Red Sox (60-76)
25. Boston Red Sox (60-76)
Expect Will Middlebrooks to be floated in rumors this winter. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Clay Buchholz hurled his second shutout of the season as the Red Sox downed the Rays, 3-0.
26. Minnesota Twins (59-76)
26. Minnesota Twins (59-76)
Eduardo Escobar has been a pleasant surprise. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Tied 5-5 in the 10th inning against the Royals, the Twins blew-up for six runs to win 11-5.
27. Houston Astros (59-79)
27. Houston Astros (59-79)
Perhaps the Astros should've traded Chad Qualls after all. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Astros manager Bo Porter and bench coach Dave Trembley were let go on Monday.
28. Arizona Diamondbacks (57-79)
28. Arizona Diamondbacks (57-79)
Remember when Nolan Reimold was an intriguing youngster? (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

D-backs plan to go to a six-man rotation in order to preserve their pitchers' arms, but he said the club has not decided whom that sixth person will be.
29. Colorado Rockies (54-82)
29. Colorado Rockies (54-82)
LaTroy Hawkins still doesn't strike a ton of batters out, but he's gotten results. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Boone Logan was moved to the 60-day DL, which has now ended his season.
30. Texas Rangers (53-83)
30. Texas Rangers (53-83)
There's no reason for Yu Darvish to rush back this season. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Rangers designated first baseman Mike Carp for assignment to make room for pitcher Derek Holland.
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