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Sunday August 17,2008This 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 2008-08-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
San Francisco Giants3Atlanta Braves1BoxTim LincecumCharlie MortonBrian Wilson
St. Louis Cardinals3Cincinnati Reds7BoxEdinson VolquezKyle Lohse(none)
Chicago Cubs9Florida Marlins2BoxRyan DempsterRenyel Pinto(none)
Arizona Diamondbacks0Houston Astros3BoxRoy OswaltRandy JohnsonJose Valverde
Milwaukee Brewers5Los Angeles Dodgers7BoxJoe BeimelCarlos Villanueva(none)
New York Mets4Pittsburgh Pirates0BoxJohan SantanaJeff Karstens(none)
Philadelphia Phillies2San Diego Padres1BoxCole HamelsCha-Seung BaekBrad Lidge
Colorado Rockies7Washington Nationals2BoxAaron CookOdalis Perez(none)
Toronto Blue Jays15Boston Red Sox4BoxShaun MarcumJosh Beckett(none)
Los Angeles Angels3Cleveland Indians4BoxJeremy SowersJustin SpeierJensen Lewis
Baltimore Orioles16Detroit Tigers8BoxFernando CabreraCasey Fossum(none)
Seattle Mariners8Minnesota Twins11BoxGlen PerkinsRyan FeierabendJoe Nathan
Kansas City Royals6New York Yankees15BoxMike MussinaBrian Bannister(none)
Chicago White Sox13Oakland Athletics1BoxJavier VazquezGio Gonzalez(none)
Tampa Bay Rays7Texas Rangers4BoxScott KazmirDustin NippertDan Wheeler

Standings as of 2008-08-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Tampa Bay Rays1237548.610--5644917345-1730-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field392217.564
234Boston Red Sox1247153.5734.563752311443-1828-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park382414.632
3611New York Yankees1246658.5329.56015544738-2728-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I382315.605
4713Toronto Blue Jays1246460.51611.55374875034-2630-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cito GastonJP RicciardiRogers Centre382216.579
5918Baltimore Orioles1246163.49214.5635628731-2430-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards37730.189
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
145Minnesota Twins1237053.569--6235735044-2226-31W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome401822.450
257Chicago White Sox1247054.5650.56265359142-2028-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field391920.487
31019Detroit Tigers1246064.48410.5624615933-2827-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park381424.368
41220Cleveland Indians1235667.45514.0577572533-2923-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field392514.641
51325Kansas City Royals1245569.44415.5510619-10928-3427-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium382018.526
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Angels1227646.623--5765146237-2339-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim402416.600
2817Texas Rangers1256263.49615.5695757-6232-2830-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington371720.459
31121Oakland Athletics1235667.45520.5488496-834-3322-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneMcAfee Coliseum381919.500
41429Seattle Mariners1234677.37430.5516610-9424-3822-39L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim RigglemanLee PelekoudasSafeco Field391524.385
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149New York Mets1246856.548--6085466236-2332-33W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelOmar MinayaShea Stadium382117.553
2510Philadelphia Phillies1246658.5322.05955296632-2734-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelPat GillickCitizens Bank Park382612.684
3815Florida Marlins1256461.5124.5579610-3135-3129-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillDolphin Stadium362016.556
41123Atlanta Braves1245668.45212.0566561534-3022-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field381622.421
51630Washington Nationals1254481.35224.5462624-16223-3921-42L10T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaJim BowdenNationals Park361521.417
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Chicago Cubs1247648.613--67250616645-1731-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field372116.568
226Milwaukee Brewers1257154.5685.55845384636-2335-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park371918.514
338St. Louis Cardinals1277057.5517.56075624533-2837-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III351619.457
4916Houston Astros1246361.50813.0565599-3434-2829-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park372314.622
51224Pittsburgh Pirates1245569.44421.0578669-9133-3122-38L4T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park381226.316
61326Cincinnati Reds1255570.44021.5533634-10132-3323-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark371918.514
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
2714Los Angeles Dodgers1246460.516--5274923538-2826-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium382018.526
1612Arizona Diamondbacks1246460.516--5725363633-2631-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinJosh ByrnesChase Field381820.474
31022Colorado Rockies1265769.4528.0591654-6334-2923-40W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field361719.472
41427San Francisco Giants1235271.42311.5470579-10924-3628-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park392019.513
51528San Diego Padres1244876.38716.0474579-10527-3821-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park381523.395


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Luis AyalaP30.217Traded by Nationals to Mets for player to be named later (Anderson Hernandez) 
Frank LaPorte2B-3B128.193Traded by Red Sox to Yankees for Harry Niles. 
Harry NilesOF-2B127.341Traded by Yankees to Red Sox for Frank LaPorte.