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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 2009-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Houston Astros5Chicago Cubs3BoxRoy OswaltRich HardenJose Valverde
Pittsburgh Pirates3Cincinnati Reds4BoxNick MassetJesse Chavez(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates3Cincinnati Reds6BoxJohnny CuetoPaul MaholmFrancisco Cordero
Atlanta Braves5Florida Marlins2BoxKenshin KawakamiJosh Johnson(none)
Arizona Diamondbacks5Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxEsmerling VasquezJames McDonaldJuan Gutierrez
Washington Nationals1San Diego Padres3BoxTim StaufferLivan HernandezHeath Bell
New York Yankees5Baltimore Orioles1BoxAndy PettitteJeremy GuthrieMariano Rivera
Tampa Bay Rays11Detroit Tigers7BoxJames ShieldsJarrod Washburn(none)
Chicago White Sox1Minnesota Twins4BoxNick BlackburnGavin FloydJoe Nathan
Kansas City Royals5Oakland Athletics8BoxCraig BreslowLuke HochevarAndrew Bailey
Los Angeles Angels10Seattle Mariners0BoxJoe SaundersLucas French(none)
Toronto Blue Jays18Texas Rangers10BoxBrett CecilDerek Holland(none)

Standings as of 2009-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1318447.641--74461413043-2241-25W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II311912.613
238Boston Red Sox1306961.53114.569158510641-2528-36W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park32266.813
3920Tampa Bay Rays1306466.49219.56745908441-2223-44L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field322012.625
41023Toronto Blue Jays1296267.48121.06226071535-3127-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cito GastonJP RicciardiRogers Centre331320.394
51428Baltimore Orioles1325478.40930.5611695-8429-3725-41L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards301020.333
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1512Minnesota Twins1316962.527--6496381142-2527-37W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome321814.563
2714Detroit Tigers1306763.5151.55975851240-2427-39W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park331914.576
31124Cleveland Indians1305971.4549.5653682-2928-3531-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field32626.188
41226Kansas City Royals1315873.44311.0535677-14233-3425-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium31724.226
51327Chicago White Sox1325874.43911.5600611-1133-3325-41L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field30219.700
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
126Texas Rangers1307060.538--6335785539-2731-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington321715.531
249Seattle Mariners1327062.5301.0525581-5640-2730-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don WakamatsuJack ZduriencikSafeco Field301515.500
3613Los Angeles Angels1306862.5232.07466529433-3235-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim32293.906
4818Oakland Athletics1316566.4965.5583628-4533-3132-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum311021.323
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
145Philadelphia Phillies1286959.539--66556310232-3237-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park342410.706
2610Florida Marlins1316962.5271.5615627-1241-2828-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillLandShark Stadium311813.581
3815Atlanta Braves1316764.5113.55965286835-3032-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field311912.613
41017New York Mets1316665.5044.5552613-6138-2828-37W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelOmar MinayaCiti field31427.129
51529Washington Nationals1325082.37921.0598715-11730-3620-46L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim RigglemanMichael RizzoNationals Park30921.300
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112St. Louis Cardinals1327458.561--5865147241-2533-33W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III301713.567
2711Houston Astros1316962.5274.5543629-8639-2630-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park31526.161
3916Milwaukee Brewers1306664.5087.0633657-2432-3334-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ken MachaDouglas MelvinMiller Park321418.438
41119Chicago Cubs1296465.4968.55725531939-2525-40L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field321913.594
51221Cincinnati Reds1316467.4899.5520618-9836-3028-37W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark311417.452
61630Pittsburgh Pirates1304882.36925.0529600-7131-3317-49L5T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park311417.452
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123San Francisco Giants1317358.557--5304963444-2129-37W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park311516.484
234Los Angeles Dodgers1327260.5451.563550113438-2834-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium30237.767
357Colorado Rockies1317061.5343.06545827232-3038-31L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field31229.710
41322Arizona Diamondbacks1326468.4859.5602626-2438-2826-40W3T S R Log Off Def SP D AJ HinchJosh ByrnesChase Field30624.200
51425San Diego Padres1336073.45114.0517665-14834-3426-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park291514.517


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jose ContrerasP37.269Traded by White Sox to Rockies for Brandon Hynick 
Jon GarlandP29.339Traded by Diamondbacks to Dodgers for a player to be named later (Tony Abreu) 
Brandon HynickP24.177Traded by Rockies to White Sox for Jose Contreras