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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 2008-08-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Florida Marlins1Arizona Diamondbacks7BoxYusmeiro PetitChris Volstad(none)
Washington Nationals2Chicago Cubs9BoxRyan DempsterOdalis Perez(none)
Cincinnati Reds6Colorado Rockies7BoxLuis VizcainoMike LincolnBrian Fuentes
Pittsburgh Pirates3Milwaukee Brewers6BoxJeff SuppanTom GorzelannySalomon Torres
Houston Astros8New York Mets3BoxBrandon BackeJohn Maine(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers2Philadelphia Phillies9BoxCole HamelsClayton Kershaw(none)
San Diego Padres3San Francisco Giants4BoxBarry ZitoMike AdamsBrian Wilson
Atlanta Braves8St. Louis Cardinals4BoxBuddy CarlyleKyle McClellanMike Gonzalez
Minnesota Twins5Los Angeles Angels7BoxDarren OliverNick BlackburnFrancisco Rodriguez
New York Yankees5Baltimore Orioles3BoxCarl PavanoJeremy GuthrieMariano Rivera
Tampa Bay Rays5Chicago White Sox3BoxGrant BalfourJavier VazquezDan Wheeler
Detroit Tigers4Kansas City Royals0BoxZach MinerKyle Davies(none)
Oakland Athletics5Seattle Mariners1BoxDana EvelandJarrod Washburn(none)
Cleveland Indians8Texas Rangers7BoxRafael PerezJamey WrightJensen Lewis
Boston Red Sox0Toronto Blue Jays11BoxJesse LitschJon Lester(none)

Standings as of 2008-08-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Tampa Bay Rays1287949.617--5925098347-1832-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field341816.529
245Boston Red Sox1297455.5745.566455411043-1831-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park332112.636
3611New York Yankees1296960.53510.56245784638-2731-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I332013.606
4713Toronto Blue Jays1296762.51912.55695046537-2830-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cito GastonJP RicciardiRogers Centre331914.576
51019Baltimore Orioles1296267.48117.5658661-332-2830-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards32626.188
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Minnesota Twins1297455.574--6575877046-2328-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome341420.412
257Chicago White Sox1297356.5661.066655710945-2228-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field341618.471
3817Detroit Tigers1296465.49610.06526371533-2831-37W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park331023.303
41120Cleveland Indians1286167.47712.56195962336-2925-38W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field342014.588
51327Kansas City Royals1295574.42619.0525654-12928-3627-38L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium332013.606
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Los Angeles Angels1287850.609--5955445138-2540-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim342212.647
2918Texas Rangers1306367.48516.0726792-6633-3230-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington321616.500
31222Oakland Athletics1295970.45719.5506522-1634-3325-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneMcAfee Coliseum321616.500
41429Seattle Mariners1294782.36431.5532655-12325-4022-42L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim RigglemanLee PelekoudasSafeco Field331419.424
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138New York Mets1307258.554--6345696540-2432-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelOmar MinayaShea Stadium321715.531
2510Philadelphia Phillies1297059.5431.56245408436-2834-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelPat GillickCitizens Bank Park332211.667
3714Florida Marlins1306664.5086.0599631-3235-3131-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillDolphin Stadium311813.581
41426Atlanta Braves1305773.43815.0587606-1934-3123-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field321517.469
51630Washington Nationals1304684.35426.0485650-16523-3923-45L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaJim BowdenNationals Park311318.419
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Chicago Cubs1297950.612--69552517048-1931-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field321814.563
224Milwaukee Brewers1307555.5774.56165556140-2435-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park321517.469
349St. Louis Cardinals1317259.5508.06415796235-3037-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III311417.452
4815Houston Astros1296564.50414.0583621-3834-2831-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park322111.656
51223Pittsburgh Pirates1295772.44222.0596699-10334-3123-41L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park331023.303
61325Cincinnati Reds1305773.43822.5551655-10432-3325-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark321715.531
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1612Arizona Diamondbacks1296861.527--6025554737-2731-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinJosh ByrnesChase Field331419.424
2916Los Angeles Dodgers1296564.5043.05395221739-3026-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium331914.576
31021Colorado Rockies1316071.4589.0616677-6135-3025-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field311417.452
41124San Francisco Giants1295772.44211.0494596-10228-3729-35W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park331518.455
51528San Diego Padres1294881.37220.0490607-11727-3821-43L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park331518.455