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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 2008-08-29

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Los Angeles Dodgers3Arizona Diamondbacks9BoxDoug DavisHiroki Kuroda(none)
Philadelphia Phillies2Chicago Cubs3BoxJeff SamardzijaClay CondreyCarlos Marmol
San Francisco Giants7Cincinnati Reds11BoxEdinson VolquezBarry Zito(none)
New York Mets5Florida Marlins4BoxJoe SmithKevin GreggLuis Ayala
St. Louis Cardinals2Houston Astros3BoxDoug BrocailRuss Springer(none)
Milwaukee Brewers3Pittsburgh Pirates1BoxDavid BushTom GorzelannySalomon Torres
Colorado Rockies9San Diego Padres4BoxAaron CookDirk Hayhurst(none)
Atlanta Braves3Washington Nationals7BoxOdalis PerezJorge CampilloJoel Hanrahan
Texas Rangers1Los Angeles Angels3BoxErvin SantanaDustin NippertFrancisco Rodriguez
Chicago White Sox0Boston Red Sox8BoxDaisuke MatsuzakaJavier Vazquez(none)
Seattle Mariners3Cleveland Indians2BoxFelix HernandezJeremy SowersJ.J. Putz
Kansas City Royals3Detroit Tigers6BoxZach MinerKyle Davies(none)
Toronto Blue Jays1New York Yankees2BoxCarl PavanoA.J. BurnettMariano Rivera
Minnesota Twins12Oakland Athletics2BoxKevin SloweyDan MeyerCraig Breslow
Baltimore Orioles3Tampa Bay Rays14BoxScott KazmirJeremy Guthrie(none)

Standings as of 2008-08-29

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Tampa Bay Rays1338251.617--6175269150-1932-32W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field291514.517
235Boston Red Sox1347856.5824.569856813044-1834-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park281711.607
3611New York Yankees1347262.53710.56436063740-2932-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I281711.607
4714Toronto Blue Jays1346866.50714.55835186537-2931-37L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cito GastonJP RicciardiRogers Centre281810.643
51121Baltimore Orioles1346371.47019.5685698-1333-3130-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards27522.185
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146Chicago White Sox1347658.567--68758710046-2230-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field291316.448
257Minnesota Twins1357659.5630.56846097546-2330-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome281216.429
3816Cleveland Indians1336568.48910.56486163236-3029-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field291613.552
41018Detroit Tigers1346569.48511.0675670534-3131-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park28919.321
51327Kansas City Royals1345678.41820.0542677-13529-3927-39L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium28199.679
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Los Angeles Angels1348252.612--6215625942-2740-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim281810.643
2917Texas Rangers1366670.48517.0749813-6433-3333-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington261313.500
31222Oakland Athletics1356273.45920.5524555-3135-3427-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneMcAfee Coliseum261313.500
41428Seattle Mariners1345183.38131.0555671-11628-4123-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim RigglemanLee PelekoudasSafeco Field281018.357
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138New York Mets1357560.556--6655917441-2534-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelOmar MinayaShea Stadium271413.519
2510Philadelphia Phillies1357362.5412.06515648739-2934-33L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelPat GillickCitizens Bank Park27198.704
3815Florida Marlins1356867.5047.0623653-3035-3233-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillDolphin Stadium261610.615
41325Atlanta Braves1355976.43716.0608634-2636-3223-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field271314.481
51630Washington Nationals1355085.37025.0511666-15527-3923-46W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaJim BowdenNationals Park26917.346
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Chicago Cubs1358550.630--73854419451-1934-31W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field261214.462
224Milwaukee Brewers1347856.5826.56385647441-2437-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park281216.429
349St. Louis Cardinals1357461.54811.06546005437-3137-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III271215.444
4713Houston Astros1356966.51116.0601641-4037-2932-37W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park26179.654
51224Cincinnati Reds1355976.43726.0570674-10433-3326-43W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark271512.556
61426Pittsburgh Pirates1345777.42527.5612734-12234-3523-42L8T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park281018.357
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1612Arizona Diamondbacks1346965.515--6215814038-2831-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinJosh ByrnesChase Field281315.464
2919Los Angeles Dodgers1356570.4814.5551559-839-3026-40L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium27198.704
31020Colorado Rockies1366472.4716.0641692-5136-3028-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field261016.385
41123San Francisco Giants1345975.44010.0516623-10730-3929-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park281315.464
51529San Diego Padres1345183.38118.0516631-11530-3921-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park281216.429


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Kurt BirkinsP28.018Released by Rays 
Elmer DessensP36.229Signed by Braves 
Darin ErstadCF-1B34.086Signed by Astros (1-year extension) 
Wil LedezmaP27.220Claimed off waivers by Diamondbacks from Padres 
Brian MoehlerP36.242Signed by Astros (1-year extension)