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Wednesday August 20,2008This 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 2008-08-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
San Diego Padres6Arizona Diamondbacks8BoxDan HarenJake PeavyJon Rauch
Cincinnati Reds2Chicago Cubs1BoxBronson ArroyoTed LillyFrancisco Cordero
Colorado Rockies4Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxTaylor BuchholzJonathan BroxtonBrian Fuentes
Houston Astros2Milwaukee Brewers5BoxManny ParraWandy RodriguezSalomon Torres
Atlanta Braves3New York Mets6BoxMike PelfreyJair Jurrjens(none)
Washington Nationals0Philadelphia Phillies4BoxBrett MyersCollin Balester(none)
Florida Marlins5San Francisco Giants6BoxBrian WilsonMatt Lindstrom(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2St. Louis Cardinals11BoxTodd WellemeyerJason Davis(none)
Boston Red Sox6Baltimore Orioles11BoxChris WatersClay Buchholz(none)
Seattle Mariners3Chicago White Sox15BoxGavin FloydR.A. Dickey(none)
Kansas City Royals5Cleveland Indians8BoxJuan RinconJoakim SoriaJensen Lewis
Oakland Athletics1Minnesota Twins3BoxFrancisco LirianoDallas BradenJoe Nathan
Los Angeles Angels5Tampa Bay Rays4BoxJose ArredondoGrant BalfourFrancisco Rodriguez
Detroit Tigers1Texas Rangers9BoxKevin MillwoodNate Robertson(none)
New York Yankees5Toronto Blue Jays1BoxAndy PettitteDavid Purcey(none)

Standings as of 2008-08-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Tampa Bay Rays1267749.611--5785027647-1830-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field362016.556
234Boston Red Sox1277354.5754.565653911743-1830-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park352213.629
3611New York Yankees1266759.53210.06075575038-2729-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I362214.611
4713Toronto Blue Jays1266561.51612.05404934735-2730-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cito GastonJP RicciardiRogers Centre362115.583
51018Baltimore Orioles1276265.48815.5651647432-2630-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards34628.176
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
145Chicago White Sox1277354.575--65954311645-2028-34W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field361620.444
256Minnesota Twins1267254.5710.56415796246-2326-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome371621.432
3919Detroit Tigers1276265.48811.06446341033-2829-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park351223.343
41120Cleveland Indians1255867.46414.05945811335-2923-38W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field372314.622
51326Kansas City Royals1265571.43717.5519636-11728-3427-37L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium362016.556
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Angels1257748.616--5875285937-2340-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim372314.622
2817Texas Rangers1286365.49215.5714777-6333-3030-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington341618.471
31222Oakland Athletics1265769.45220.5494514-2034-3323-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneMcAfee Coliseum351817.514
41429Seattle Mariners1264680.36531.5524643-11924-3822-42L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim RigglemanLee PelekoudasSafeco Field361521.417
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138New York Mets1277057.551--6235576638-2332-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelOmar MinayaShea Stadium351916.543
2510Philadelphia Phillies1266858.5401.56045337134-2734-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelPat GillickCitizens Bank Park362412.667
3714Florida Marlins1276562.5125.0590616-2635-3130-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillDolphin Stadium341915.559
41325Atlanta Braves1275671.44114.0572579-734-3122-40L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field351619.457
51630Washington Nationals1274483.34626.0466633-16723-3921-44L12T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaJim BowdenNationals Park341519.441
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Chicago Cubs1267749.611--67850817046-1831-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field352015.571
227Milwaukee Brewers1287355.5705.06005485238-2435-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park341717.500
349St. Louis Cardinals1297158.5507.56195685134-2937-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III331518.455
4916Houston Astros1276463.50413.5575615-4034-2830-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park342212.647
51123Pittsburgh Pirates1275770.44920.5589683-9434-3123-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park351025.286
61224Cincinnati Reds1275671.44121.5535640-10532-3324-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark351817.514
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1612Arizona Diamondbacks1266660.524--5875483935-2631-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinJosh ByrnesChase Field361620.444
2815Los Angeles Dodgers1266462.5082.05335042938-3026-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium362016.556
31021Colorado Rockies1285969.4618.0603660-5734-2925-40W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field341519.441
41427San Francisco Giants1265472.42912.0481590-10925-3729-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park361818.500
51528San Diego Padres1264878.38118.0486594-10827-3821-40L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park361521.417


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jose Castillo2B27.154Claimed off waivers by Astros from Giants 
Anderson Hernandez2B25.294Sent to Nationals as player to be named later in Aug 17 trade between Nationals and Mets for Luis Ayala 
Al ReyesP38.132Signed by Mets to minor league contract