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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 2008-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Los Angeles Dodgers8Arizona Diamondbacks1BoxDerek LoweBrandon Webb(none)
Philadelphia Phillies5Chicago Cubs3BoxJamie MoyerSean MarshallBrad Lidge
San Francisco Giants3Cincinnati Reds9BoxBronson ArroyoMatt Cain(none)
New York Mets6Florida Marlins2BoxPedro MartinezScott Olsen(none)
St. Louis Cardinals0Houston Astros3BoxWandy RodriguezTodd WellemeyerJose Valverde
Milwaukee Brewers7Pittsburgh Pirates0BoxCC SabathiaJeff Karstens(none)
Colorado Rockies1San Diego Padres2BoxTrevor HoffmanTaylor Buchholz(none)
Atlanta Braves4Washington Nationals8BoxGarrett MockElmer Dessens(none)
Texas Rangers4Los Angeles Angels3BoxKevin MillwoodJohn LackeyFrank Francisco
Chicago White Sox4Boston Red Sox2BoxGavin FloydTim WakefieldBobby Jenks
Seattle Mariners6Cleveland Indians4BoxRyan Rowland-SmithZach JacksonRoy Corcoran
Kansas City Royals2Detroit Tigers4BoxGary GloverKip WellsFernando Rodney
Toronto Blue Jays6New York Yankees2BoxRoy HalladayAndy Pettitte(none)
Minnesota Twins12Oakland Athletics4BoxScott BakerGreg Smith(none)
Baltimore Orioles4Tampa Bay Rays10BoxJames ShieldsBrian Burres(none)

Standings as of 2008-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Tampa Bay Rays1358451.622--6375399852-1932-32W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field271314.481
235Boston Red Sox1367957.5815.570857413445-1934-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park261610.615
3611New York Yankees1367264.52912.56516193240-3132-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I26179.654
4713Toronto Blue Jays1367066.51514.55965267037-2933-37W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cito GastonJP RicciardiRogers Centre261610.615
51121Baltimore Orioles1366373.46321.5698718-2033-3130-42L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards25520.200
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146Chicago White Sox1367759.566--6935979646-2231-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field271215.444
257Minnesota Twins1377760.5620.56986168246-2331-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome261115.423
3918Detroit Tigers1366670.48511.0682685-335-3231-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park26818.308
41019Cleveland Indians1356570.48111.56556262936-3229-38L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field271611.593
51327Kansas City Royals1365779.41920.0557684-12729-3928-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium26188.692
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Los Angeles Angels1368353.610--6285695943-2840-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim26179.654
2817Texas Rangers1386771.48617.0756820-6433-3334-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington241212.500
31222Oakland Athletics1376374.46020.5531569-3836-3527-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneMcAfee Coliseum241212.500
41429Seattle Mariners1365383.39030.0565678-11328-4125-42W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim RigglemanLee PelekoudasSafeco Field26818.308
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138New York Mets1377661.555--6745977741-2535-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelOmar MinayaShea Stadium251312.520
249Philadelphia Phillies1377562.5471.06615699239-2936-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelPat GillickCitizens Bank Park25178.680
3815Florida Marlins1376968.5047.0629662-3336-3333-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillDolphin Stadium24159.625
41325Atlanta Braves1375978.43117.0620651-3136-3223-46L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field251312.520
51630Washington Nationals1375285.38024.0528678-15029-3923-46W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaJim BowdenNationals Park24717.292
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Chicago Cubs1378552.620--74355418951-2134-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field241212.500
224Milwaukee Brewers1368056.5884.56565678941-2439-32W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park261016.385
3510St. Louis Cardinals1377463.54011.06596114837-3137-32L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III251213.480
4612Houston Astros1377166.51814.0612646-3439-2932-37W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park24159.625
51123Cincinnati Reds1376176.44524.0586683-9735-3326-43W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark251312.520
61426Pittsburgh Pirates1365779.41927.5615752-13734-3723-42L10T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park261016.385
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1714Arizona Diamondbacks1366967.507--6245952938-3031-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinJosh ByrnesChase Field261313.500
2916Los Angeles Dodgers1376770.4892.5565562339-3028-40W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium25178.680
31020Colorado Rockies1386474.4646.0646703-5736-3028-44L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field241014.417
41224San Francisco Giants1365977.43410.0525639-11430-3929-38L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park261313.500
51528San Diego Padres1365383.39016.0527636-10932-3921-44W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park261016.385


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Chad BeckP23.226Traded by Diamondbacks to Blue Jays for David Eckstein 
David EcksteinSS33.223Traded by Blue Jays to Diamondbacks for Chad Beck 
Michael HernandezOF24.257Traded by Pirates to Rays for cash considerations 
Jorge Velandia2B-SS33.231Traded by Rays to Indians for cash considerations