Scott Kazmir got stuck in an elevator last night

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Indians starter Scott Kazmir was in a bit of a pickle last night:

Despite the traumatic experience, Kazmir is still on schedule to start tomorrow against the Twins. The lefty is 9-9 with a 4.14 ERA, quite the renaissance considering he was playing in the independent league last year.

Phillies place Jay Bruce on the IL, recall Nick Williams

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The Phillies have placed outfielder Jay Bruce on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain. He sustained the injury during a plate appearance in the third inning of last night’s game against the Dodgers. The team expects Bruce to miss at least three weeks.

With Bruce gone so too goes his power — he has 24 homers on the year — and they will try to replace some of it with Nick Williams. Williams has struggled at the big league level but is hitting .345/.403/.628 with six home runs in 28 games at Triple-A this year.