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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 2009-08-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
San Francisco Giants1Cincinnati Reds2BoxFrancisco CorderoBob Howry(none)
Florida Marlins1Houston Astros4BoxWandy RodriguezJosh JohnsonJose Valverde
Chicago Cubs2Los Angeles Dodgers7BoxRonald BelisarioAngel Guzman(none)
Atlanta Braves3New York Mets2BoxKenshin KawakamiJohan SantanaRafael Soriano
Arizona Diamondbacks3Philadelphia Phillies12BoxJoe BlantonDoug Davis(none)
St. Louis Cardinals5San Diego Padres1BoxJoel PineiroTim Stauffer(none)
Colorado Rockies4Washington Nationals1BoxJason HammelGarrett MockHuston Street
Los Angeles Angels3Cleveland Indians11BoxJustin MastersonJohn Lackey(none)
Seattle Mariners6Detroit Tigers7BoxBobby SeayDavid Aardsma(none)
Baltimore Orioles8Tampa Bay Rays7BoxBrian MatuszJames ShieldsJim Johnson
Minnesota Twins1Texas Rangers11BoxDerek HollandAnthony Swarzak(none)
Boston Red Sox8Toronto Blue Jays1BoxJon LesterBrett Cecil(none)

Standings as of 2009-08-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1217645.628--66756010738-2138-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II412714.659
2512Boston Red Sox1206357.52512.56205279335-2128-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park423210.762
3819Tampa Bay Rays1206060.50015.56245487639-2121-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field422418.571
41022Toronto Blue Jays1195762.47918.05685462231-2926-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cito GastonJP RicciardiRogers Centre431825.419
51428Baltimore Orioles1215071.41326.0562655-9328-3322-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards411427.341
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1614Detroit Tigers1206258.517--5535381537-2325-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park432419.558
2715Minnesota Twins1216259.5120.5604603137-2325-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome422517.595
31124Chicago White Sox1215566.4557.55635471632-3123-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field412417.585
41227Cleveland Indians1205367.4429.0607630-2326-3427-33L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field421230.286
51326Kansas City Royals1205367.4429.0484612-12830-3123-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium421230.286
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Texas Rangers1206753.558--5855226339-2628-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington422022.476
238Los Angeles Angels1196356.5293.56856058030-2833-28W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim43349.791
349Seattle Mariners1216457.5293.5482533-5135-2429-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don WakamatsuJack ZduriencikSafeco Field412120.512
4920Oakland Athletics1205961.4928.0541579-3830-3029-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum421626.381
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
157Philadelphia Phillies1186355.534--62652610030-3133-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park443014.682
2710Florida Marlins1216457.5290.5575574137-2527-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillLandShark Stadium412318.561
3813New York Mets1216358.5211.5514565-5137-2526-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelOmar MinayaCiti field41734.171
41118Atlanta Braves1216160.5043.55494905931-2830-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field412516.610
51529Washington Nationals1214774.38817.5545651-10628-3419-40L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim RigglemanMichael RizzoNationals Park411229.293
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146St. Louis Cardinals1236756.545--5534955836-2431-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III392415.615
2611Houston Astros1216457.5292.0512583-7137-2527-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park411031.244
3916Milwaukee Brewers1206159.5084.5572606-3429-3032-29L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ken MachaDouglas MelvinMiller Park421923.452
41017Chicago Cubs1196059.5045.05295092036-2124-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field422319.548
51323Cincinnati Reds1205565.45810.5472564-9232-2923-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark422319.548
61630Pittsburgh Pirates1194574.37820.0485553-6828-3017-44W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park421725.405
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113San Francisco Giants1216754.554--4824433939-2028-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park412120.512
224Los Angeles Dodgers1226755.5490.559847412436-2631-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium402812.700
335Colorado Rockies1216655.5451.06115308128-2738-28W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field412615.634
41221Arizona Diamondbacks1225963.4848.5543594-5136-2723-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D AJ HinchJosh ByrnesChase Field401129.275
51425San Diego Padres1235568.44713.0473622-14932-3223-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park392019.513


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Zack DodsonP19.028Signed by Pirates 
Jordan DrakeOF18.183Signed by Angels 
Livan HernandezP34.181Released by Mets 
Tom Jones1B132.210Traded by Browns to Tigers for Claude Rossman. 
Chris LambertP26.165Claimed off waivers by Orioles from Tigers 
Scott PattersonP30.061Traded by Padres to Athletics for cash considerations 
Phil RorabaughP22.314Signed by Astros 
Claude Rossman1B128.064Traded by Tigers to Browns for Tom Jones. 
Jose Vallejo2B22.343Traded by Rangers to Astros