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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 2008-08-30

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Los Angeles Dodgers6Arizona Diamondbacks2BoxChad BillingsleyDan Haren(none)
Philadelphia Phillies5Chicago Cubs2BoxBrett MyersTed LillyBrad Lidge
San Francisco Giants6Cincinnati Reds7BoxMike LincolnJack TaschnerFrancisco Cordero
New York Mets3Florida Marlins4BoxMatt LindstromAaron Heilman(none)
St. Louis Cardinals5Houston Astros8BoxBrian MoehlerBraden LooperJose Valverde
Milwaukee Brewers11Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxJeff SuppanPaul Maholm(none)
Colorado Rockies4San Diego Padres9BoxJosh GeerUbaldo Jimenez(none)
Atlanta Braves8Washington Nationals9BoxSteven ShellVladimir Nunez(none)
Texas Rangers3Los Angeles Angels4BoxJose ArredondoScott FeldmanFrancisco Rodriguez
Chicago White Sox2Boston Red Sox8BoxMichael BowdenMark Buehrle(none)
Seattle Mariners4Cleveland Indians3BoxJ.J. PutzJensen LewisRandy Messenger
Kansas City Royals13Detroit Tigers3BoxBrandon DuckworthKenny Rogers(none)
Toronto Blue Jays7New York Yankees6BoxBrandon LeagueDamaso MarteB.J. Ryan
Minnesota Twins2Oakland Athletics3BoxHuston StreetJoe Nathan(none)
Baltimore Orioles9Tampa Bay Rays10BoxDan WheelerRocky Cherry(none)

Standings as of 2008-08-30

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Tampa Bay Rays1348351.619--6275359251-1932-32W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field281414.500
235Boston Red Sox1357956.5854.570657013645-1834-38W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park271611.593
3611New York Yankees1357263.53311.56496133640-3032-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I271710.630
4713Toronto Blue Jays1356966.51114.55905246637-2932-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cito GastonJP RicciardiRogers Centre271710.630
51121Baltimore Orioles1356372.46720.5694708-1433-3130-41L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards26521.192
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146Chicago White Sox1357659.563--6895959446-2230-37L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field281315.464
257Minnesota Twins1367660.5590.56866127446-2330-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome271215.444
3817Cleveland Indians1346569.48510.56516203136-3129-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field281612.571
41019Detroit Tigers1356570.48111.0678683-534-3231-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park27918.333
51327Kansas City Royals1355778.42219.0555680-12529-3928-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium27189.667
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Los Angeles Angels1358352.615--6255656043-2740-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim271710.630
2918Texas Rangers1376671.48218.0752817-6533-3333-38L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington251312.520
31222Oakland Athletics1366373.46320.5527557-3036-3427-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneMcAfee Coliseum251213.480
41429Seattle Mariners1355283.38531.0559674-11528-4124-42W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim RigglemanLee PelekoudasSafeco Field27918.333
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138New York Mets1367561.551--6685957341-2534-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelOmar MinayaShea Stadium261412.538
2510Philadelphia Phillies1367462.5441.06565669039-2935-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelPat GillickCitizens Bank Park26188.692
3815Florida Marlins1366967.5076.0627656-2936-3233-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillDolphin Stadium251510.600
41325Atlanta Braves1365977.43416.0616643-2736-3223-45L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field261313.500
51630Washington Nationals1365185.37524.0520674-15428-3923-46W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaJim BowdenNationals Park25817.320
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Chicago Cubs1368551.625--74054919151-2034-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field251213.480
224Milwaukee Brewers1357956.5855.56495678241-2438-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park271116.407
349St. Louis Cardinals1367462.54411.06596085137-3137-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III261214.462
4612Houston Astros1367066.51515.0609646-3738-2932-37W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park25169.640
51123Cincinnati Reds1366076.44125.0577680-10334-3326-43W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark261412.538
61426Pittsburgh Pirates1355778.42227.5615745-13034-3623-42L9T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park271017.370
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1714Arizona Diamondbacks1356966.511--6235873638-2931-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinJosh ByrnesChase Field271314.481
2916Los Angeles Dodgers1366670.4853.5557561-439-3027-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium26188.692
31020Colorado Rockies1376473.4676.0645701-5636-3028-43L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field251015.400
41224San Francisco Giants1355976.43710.0522630-10830-3929-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park271314.481
51528San Diego Padres1355283.38517.0525635-11031-3921-44W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park271116.407


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Kris BensonP33.296Released by Phillies 
Matt StairsDH-1B40.185Traded by Blue Jays to Phillies for player to be named later (Fabio Castro)