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Games on 2012-05-02

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins0Los Angeles Angels9BoxJered WeaverLiam Hendriks(none)
Oakland Athletics4Boston Red Sox2BoxBrandon McCarthyDaniel BardBrian Fuentes
Cleveland Indians6Chicago White Sox3BoxJoe SmithWill OhmanChris Perez
Kansas City Royals3Detroit Tigers2BoxTim CollinsJoaquin BenoitJonathan Broxton
Baltimore Orioles5New York Yankees0BoxJake ArrietaIvan Nova(none)
Seattle Mariners4Tampa Bay Rays5BoxJames ShieldsBlake BeavanJoel Peralta
Texas Rangers5Toronto Blue Jays11BoxRicky RomeroMatt Harrison(none)
Philadelphia Phillies13Atlanta Braves15BoxChad DurbinBrian Sanches(none)
Chicago Cubs3Cincinnati Reds1BoxJeff SamardzijaBronson ArroyoCarlos Marmol
Los Angeles Dodgers5Colorado Rockies8BoxRafael BetancourtJamey Wright(none)
New York Mets1Houston Astros8BoxWandy RodriguezChris Schwinden(none)
Milwaukee Brewers0San Diego Padres5BoxJeff SuppanYovani Gallardo(none)
Miami Marlins3San Francisco Giants2BoxSteve CishekSantiago Casilla(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates3St. Louis Cardinals12BoxLance LynnA.J. Burnett(none)
Arizona Diamondbacks4Washington Nationals5BoxHenry RodriguezJ.J. Putz(none)

Standings as of 2012-05-02

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Tampa Bay Rays25187.720--1141031111-17-6W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field1377265.526
224Baltimore Orioles251510.6003.010885238-47-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards1377859.569
358Toronto Blue Jays251411.5604.0124108168-76-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre1375978.431
41122New York Yankees241113.4586.512111476-75-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II1388454.609
51329Boston Red Sox24717.29210.5132133-13-84-9L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park1386276.449
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Chicago White Sox241410.583--959058-56-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field1387167.514
246Detroit Tigers241410.583--105110-59-65-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park1387464.536
3816Cleveland Indians221111.5002.098101-35-66-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field1405783.407
41227Kansas City Royals23914.3914.589113-242-87-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1396376.453
51430Minnesota Twins24618.2508.087137-503-83-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field1386078.435
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1610Texas Rangers251411.560--13687497-67-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1377958.577
2712Oakland Athletics261412.5380.58297-156-78-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1065056.472
3918Los Angeles Angels251213.4802.09394-17-65-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim1377760.562
41021Seattle Mariners261214.4622.599111-123-69-8L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field1366373.463
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Washington Nationals24168.667--80681210-26-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park1388256.594
235New York Mets251510.6001.595125-308-57-5L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field1375978.431
4919Philadelphia Phillies251213.4804.59395-25-57-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park1376968.504
31017Atlanta Braves251213.4804.5133112216-66-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field1378255.599
51324Miami Marlins241014.4176.07890-126-54-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park1385979.428
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1613Milwaukee Brewers251312.520--102129-277-56-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park1377067.511
2814Pittsburgh Pirates241212.5000.56888-205-47-8W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1386771.486
3715St. Louis Cardinals241212.5000.513570655-67-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1387662.551
41120Cincinnati Reds231112.4781.08893-57-64-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1398653.619
51223Chicago Cubs241014.4172.585104-195-85-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field1385187.370
61526Houston Astros251015.4003.0118104147-53-10W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad MillsJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park1374592.328
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers25178.680--103931010-27-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium1376968.504
249Arizona Diamondbacks251411.5603.011310857-67-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field1376770.489
3511San Francisco Giants241311.5423.5939126-57-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park1388157.587
41425Colorado Rockies241014.4176.512712436-94-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field1385484.391
51628San Diego Padres26917.3468.58299-177-102-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park1366769.493


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Chad OberackerLF23.108Oakland AthleticsStockton (A+)Assigned to Stockton (A+)
Jordan CooperP22.357Cleveland IndiansCarolina (A+)Activated from DL
Greg RossP22.238Atlanta BravesRome (A)Activated from DL
Joc PedersonLF20.011Los Angeles DodgersRancho Cucamonga (A+)Assigned to Rancho Cucamonga (A+)
Jim Thome1B41.248Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)DL-15 Strained lower back
Will Middlebrooks3B23.235Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA)
Kevin Youkilis3B33.048Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)DL-15 Lower back strain
Erik KratzC31.321Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Recalled from Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Kyle BlanksOF25.233San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Lars AndersonOF24.220Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA)
Jeff FrazierOF29.265Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Clayton MortensenP27.022Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA)
Enerio Del RosarioP26.198Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Recalled from Oklahoma City (AAA)
Jeff SuppanP37.120San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Contract purchased from Tucson (AAA)
Joel CarrenoP25.056Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Recalled from Las Vegas (AAA)
Rhiner CruzP25.182Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)DL-15 Sprained right ankle
Cory LuebkeP27.059San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)DL-15 Strained left elbow
Evan CrawfordP25.242Toronto Blue JaysLas Vegas (AAA)Optioned to Las Vegas (AAA)
Joel PineiroP33.219Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Assigned to Norfolk (AAA)
Mark PriorP31.237Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Mike WuertzP33.138Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Adalberto SantosLF-2B24.217Pittsburgh PiratesAltoona (AA)DL-7 Sprained right knee
Luke Hughes2B27.273Oakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)Outrighted to minors