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Thursday July 31,2008This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.



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Games on 2008-07-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
St. Louis Cardinals4Atlanta Braves9BoxJeff BennettJoel Pineiro(none)
Colorado Rockies2Florida Marlins12BoxAnibal SanchezJorge de la Rosa(none)
Arizona Diamondbacks2Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxBrandon WebbDerek LoweBrandon Lyon
Chicago Cubs11Milwaukee Brewers4BoxRich HardenDavid Bush(none)
Philadelphia Phillies8Washington Nationals4BoxKyle KendrickJohn Lannan(none)
Detroit Tigers4Cleveland Indians9BoxFausto CarmonaJustin Verlander(none)
Chicago White Sox6Minnesota Twins10BoxJesse CrainMatt Thornton(none)
Los Angeles Angels12New York Yankees6BoxJon GarlandAndy Pettitte(none)
Seattle Mariners8Texas Rangers5BoxR.A. DickeyMatt Harrison(none)

Standings as of 2008-07-31

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Tampa Bay Rays1076344.589--4744334140-1623-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field553421.618
234Boston Red Sox1096148.5603.05384568237-1624-32L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park533419.642
369New York Yankees1085949.5464.55164714534-2525-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I543024.556
4917Toronto Blue Jays1085454.5009.54574253230-2324-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cito GastonJ.P. RicciardiRogers Centre543222.593
51119Baltimore Orioles1085256.48111.5521541-2029-2323-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards531637.302
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
156Chicago White Sox1086048.556--5394647535-1725-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field552926.527
245Minnesota Twins1086048.556--5365063037-2023-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome552827.509
3815Detroit Tigers1085553.5095.05505222829-2226-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park541935.352
41224Kansas City Royals1095059.45910.5454528-7424-2926-30W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium532528.472
51326Cleveland Indians1074760.43912.5503498529-2618-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field553421.618
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Angels1086840.630--5014455631-2137-19W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim543222.593
2714Texas Rangers1095653.51412.5610644-3427-2329-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington532330.434
31018Oakland Athletics1075354.49514.54494084132-2921-25L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneMcAfee Coliseum542232.407
41429Seattle Mariners1084167.38027.0435507-7220-3221-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim RigglemanLee PelekoudasSafeco Field542034.370
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1410Philadelphia Phillies1085949.546--5464697729-2430-25W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelPat GillickCitizens Bank Park543321.611
2511New York Mets1085850.5371.05324864632-2026-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelOmar MinayaShea Stadium543123.574
3612Florida Marlins1095851.5321.5526547-2132-2426-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillDolphin Stadium522626.500
41222Atlanta Braves1085058.4639.04934751832-2318-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field542232.407
51630Washington Nationals1083870.35221.0398524-12620-3318-37L9T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaJim BowdenNationals Park532132.396
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Chicago Cubs1096544.596--58045013039-1426-30W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field523220.615
227Milwaukee Brewers1096049.5505.05054951032-2328-26L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park533023.566
338St. Louis Cardinals1116150.5505.05315032830-2531-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III512526.490
4920Cincinnati Reds1095158.46814.0476542-6630-2521-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark532330.434
51021Houston Astros1075057.46714.0466522-5626-2624-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park543618.667
61123Pittsburgh Pirates1085058.46314.5533602-6932-2618-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park541737.315
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1713Arizona Diamondbacks1085652.519--4914632830-2226-30W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinJosh ByrnesChase Field542628.481
2816Los Angeles Dodgers1085454.5002.04504311930-2624-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium543024.556
31325Colorado Rockies1104961.4458.0512569-5731-2218-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field522527.481
41427San Francisco Giants1074463.41111.5419505-8620-3424-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park552827.509
51528San Diego Padres1094267.38514.5414524-11024-3218-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park532132.396

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Alberto AriasP24.291Claimed off waivers by Astros from Rockies 
Jason BayLF-RF29.314Traded by Pirates with Josh Wilson to Red Sox for Craig Hansen and Brandon Moss in 3-way deal where Dodgers received Manny Ramirez from Red Sox and Pirates received Andy Laroche and Bryan Morris from Dodgers 
Johnny EstradaC32.034Released by Nationals 
Alberto GonzalezSS25.104Traded by Yankees to Nationals for Jhonny Nunez 
Ken GriffeyCF38.252Traded by Reds with cash consideratio to White Sox for Nick Masset and Danny Richar 
Craig HansenP24.259Traded by Red Sox with Brandon Moss to Pirates for Jason Bay and Josh Wilson in 3-way deal where Dodgers received Manny Ramirez from Red Sox and Pirates received Andy Laroche and Bryan Morris from Dodgers 
Gaby HernandezP22.071Traded by Marlins to Mariners for Arthur Rhodes 
Andy LaRoche3B24.353Traded by Dodgers with Bryan Morris to Pirates in 3-way deal where Dodgers received Manny Ramirez from Red Sox and Red Sox received Jason Bay and Josh Wilson from Pirates for Craig Hansen and Brandon Moss 
Paul LoDucaC36.110Released by Nationals 
Felipe Lopez3B-2B28.080Released by Nationals 
Nick MassetP26.075Traded by White Sox with Danny Richar to Reds for Ken Griffey Jr. and Cash considerations 
Bryan MorrisP21.125Traded by Dodgers with Andy Laroche to Pirates in 3-way deal where Dodgers received Manny Ramirez from Red Sox and Red Sox received Jason Bay and Josh Wilson from Pirates for Craig Hansen and Brandon Moss 
Brandon Moss1B24.319Traded by Red Sox with Craig Hansen to Pirates for Jason Bay and Josh Wilson in 3-way deal where Dodgers received Manny Ramirez from Red Sox and Pirates received Andy Laroche and Bryan Morris from Dodgers 
Jhonny NunezP22.247Traded by Nationals to Yankees for Alberto Gonzalez 
Manny RamirezDH36.062Traded by Dodgers by Red Sox in 3-way deal where Red Sox received Jason Bay and Josh Wilson from Pirates for Craig Hansen and Brandon Moss; Pirates received Andy Laroche and Bryan Morris from the Dodgers 
Arthur RhodesP38.280Traded by Mariners to Marlins for Gaby Hernandez 
Danny Richar2B25.052Traded by White Sox with Nick Masset to Reds for Ken Griffey Jr. and Cash considerations 
Josh Wilson2B27.127Traded by Pirates with Jason Bay to Red Sox for Craig Hansen and Brandon Moss in 3-way deal where Dodgers received Manny Ramirez from Red Sox and Pirates received Andy Laroche and Bryan Morris from Dodgers 
Victor ZambranoP32.360Signed by Yankees to Minor League Contract