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Baseball notebook: Pitcher’s wife dies

Schoeneweis (The Spokesman-Review)
Schoeneweis (The Spokesman-Review)

The wife of Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Scott Schoeneweis was found dead at her home in Fountain Hills, Ariz., on Wednesday.

Police said the cause of death hasn’t been determined.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said deputies found the body of 39-year-old Gabrielle Dawn Schoeneweis on the floor of the master bedroom in the family’s suburban home shortly after noon.

Authorities said her 14-year-old daughter called the sheriff’s office to report that she had found her mother lying there and unresponsive.

A team spokesman said Schoeneweis had left the team, which was playing a doubleheader in Florida on Wednesday night, and was returning to Phoenix.

Triple play for Texas

The Texas Rangers turned a triple play in the fourth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Detroit Tigers.

The Tigers had runners on first and second, and they took off on Matt Harrison’s 0-1 pitch to Gerald Laird.

Laird hit a line drive to second baseman Ian Kinsler, who flipped to shortstop Elvis Andrus to double Brandon Inge off second. Andrus then took a couple of steps to tag Ryan Raburn, who had stopped just short of the base.

It was Texas’ first triple play since 2002.

Lineup gaffe

Houston’s Kaz Matsui was out without batting in the first inning of the Astros’ game with Milwaukee after the team presented an incorrect lineup card to umpire Eric Cooper.

The official batting order submitted by the Astros before the game had Matsui batting first, but Michael Bourn led off instead. Manager Cecil Cooper said before the game that Bourn would lead off and Matsui would bat second.

Bourn singled to right off Yovani Gallardo, but the hit was nullified when Brewers manager Ken Macha showed the umpires the mistake.

Matsui was called out while he was still in the on-deck circle and Bourn batted again and walked.

Clearing the bases

First baseman Kevin Youkilis is back with the Boston Red Sox after a stint on the disabled list. Youkilis was batting .393 with six homers and 20 RBIs when he went on the disabled list on May 12, retroactive to May 5, with a strained left side muscle. … The St. Louis Cardinals have decided to wait a few days before activating center fielder Rick Ankiel from the 15-day DL. He will likely return this weekend. … Right-hander Edinson Volquez is likely to miss a start for the Cincinnati Reds because of a bad back. … Winless starter Daniel Cabrera is out of the rotation for the Nationals, who plan to add yet another rookie to the staff with the worst ERA in the majors. Cabrera is 0-5 with 5.95 ERA. Cabrera will be replaced by Craig Stammen, who will be brought up from Triple-A Syracuse to make his MLB debut today against the Pirates. Washington has a rotation with four rookies – Shairon Martis, Jordan Zimmermann, Ross Detwiler and Stammen — along with second-year player John Lannan. … Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon could be close to getting a three-year contract extension through 2012. The deal is reportedly in the works but Maddon and Rays management wouldn’t comment.

 
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