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Tuesday May 8,2012This date in baseball
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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 2012-05-08

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Texas Rangers10Baltimore Orioles3BoxNeftali FelizJake Arrieta(none)
Chicago White Sox5Cleveland Indians3BoxHector SantiagoChris PerezAddison Reed
Boston Red Sox4Kansas City Royals6BoxJose MijaresDaniel BardJonathan Broxton
Los Angeles Angels0Minnesota Twins5BoxScott DiamondDan Haren(none)
Tampa Bay Rays3New York Yankees5BoxIvan NovaJames ShieldsDavid Robertson
Toronto Blue Jays3Oakland Athletics7BoxGrant BalfourFrancisco Cordero(none)
Detroit Tigers6Seattle Mariners4BoxJustin VerlanderKevin MillwoodJose Valverde
St. Louis Cardinals6Arizona Diamondbacks1BoxJake WestbrookIan Kennedy(none)
Atlanta Braves3Chicago Cubs1BoxKris MedlenKerry WoodCraig Kimbrel
Miami Marlins2Houston Astros3BoxWilton LopezRyan WebbBrett Myers
San Francisco Giants2Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxRyan VogelsongClayton KershawSantiago Casilla
Cincinnati Reds3Milwaukee Brewers8BoxYovani GallardoHomer Bailey(none)
New York Mets7Philadelphia Phillies4BoxManny AcostaChad QuallsJon Rauch
Washington Nationals4Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxTony WatsonHenry Rodriguez(none)
Colorado Rockies1San Diego Padres3BoxJeff SuppanAlex WhiteDale Thayer

Standings as of 2012-05-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
222Tampa Bay Rays302010.667--1361261013-37-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field1327062.530
111Baltimore Orioles302010.667--1371211610-410-6W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards1327359.553
369Toronto Blue Jays301614.5334.0141125168-78-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre1325775.432
41224New York Yankees291316.4486.5146132147-76-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II1338251.617
51430Boston Red Sox29722.24112.5159167-83-114-11L9T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park1336271.466
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Detroit Tigers291712.586--123125-211-76-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park1337162.534
258Cleveland Indians291613.5521.013112929-87-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field1335281.391
3713Chicago White Sox311615.5162.012112108-68-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field1316962.527
41021Kansas City Royals291415.4833.0115148-337-97-6W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1335875.436
51329Minnesota Twins29821.2769.0100159-594-94-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field1335875.436
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Oakland Athletics301713.567--104115-117-710-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1024755.461
2814Texas Rangers301515.5002.0170105657-68-9L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1327854.591
3918Los Angeles Angels311516.4842.5111116-59-86-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim1317457.565
41122Seattle Mariners321517.4693.0123128-56-89-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field1306070.462
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Washington Nationals291910.655--100871313-36-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park1337954.594
224New York Mets301911.6330.5118140-2210-69-5W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field1325577.417
3917Miami Marlins301515.5004.5106107-16-59-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park1325478.409
41020Atlanta Braves311516.4845.0166141256-79-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field1317952.603
51223Philadelphia Phillies311417.4526.0116121-55-79-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park1316764.511
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1512Cincinnati Reds291514.517--11410958-67-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1338251.617
2611Pittsburgh Pirates291514.517--83108-257-68-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1336469.481
3816Milwaukee Brewers301515.5000.5122151-298-67-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park1326864.515
4715St. Louis Cardinals301515.5000.516797705-710-8W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1327359.553
51425Chicago Cubs301317.4332.5104124-208-105-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field1324884.364
61326Houston Astros301317.4332.51351241110-73-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad MillsJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park1324290.318
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Los Angeles Dodgers301911.633--1251061911-38-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium1326765.508
2410San Francisco Giants301614.5333.0111115-48-78-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park1327854.591
31119Arizona Diamondbacks311516.4844.5130136-67-88-8L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field1316665.504
41527Colorado Rockies291118.3797.5149159-107-114-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field1335380.398
51628San Diego Padres311120.3558.5100121-219-132-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park1316566.496

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Edgmer EscalonaP25.214Colorado RockiesColorado Springs (AAA)Optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA)
Alex WhiteSP23.252Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA)
Jose QuintanaP23.104Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Optioned to Birmingham (AA)
Wade DavisRP26.243Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Jeremy HellicksonSP25.030Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
J.P. HowellRP29.013Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Jake McGeeRP25.275Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Jeff NiemannP29.069Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Joel PeraltaRP36.046Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
David PriceSP26.255Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Fernando RodneyCL31.052Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
James ShieldsSP30.139Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Jose Molinac36.340Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Elliot Johnsonss28.060Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Jeff Keppinger2B32.017Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Carlos Pena1b33.356Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Will Rhymes2b29.037Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Sean Rodriguez3b27.012Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Desmond JenningsOF25.190Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Matt Joycerf27.278Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Ben ZobristSS30.347Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Luke ScottOF33.317Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Luke Scottdh33.317Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Jose LobatonC27.199Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Mike AdamsRP33.283Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)
Yu DarvishSP25.265Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)
Scott FeldmanSP-RP29.090Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)
Neftali FelizP24.006Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)
Matt HarrisonSP26.265Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)
Colby LewisSP32.280Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)
Mark LoweRP28.336Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)
Joe NathanRP37.167Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)
Koji UeharaRP37.035Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)
Yorvit Torrealbac33.293Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)
Adrian Beltre3b33.031Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)
Mitch Moreland1b26.244Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)
Michael Youngdh35.201Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)
Craig Gentrycf28.161Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)
Josh Hamiltoncf30.352Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)
David Murphylf30.202Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)
Brandon Snyder1b25.166Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)
Alexi OgandoRP28.216Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)
Henderson AlvarezSP22.020Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Francisco CorderoRP36.363Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Kyle DrabekSP24.152Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Drew HutchisonSP21.259Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Brandon MorrowSP27.286Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Darren OliverRP41.214Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Luis PerezRP27.108Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Ricky RomeroSP27.183Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Carlos VillanuevaSP28.162Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
J.P. Arencibiac26.123Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Jeff Mathisc29.038Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Yunel Escobarss29.187Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Kelly Johnson2b30.075Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Adam Lind1B28.296Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Jose Bautistarf31.201Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Rajai Davisrf-lf31.201Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Ben FranciscoOF30.197Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Colby Rasmuscf25.270Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Eric Thameslf25.179Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Edwin Encarnacion1b29.121Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Brett Lawrie3B22.110Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Alan FarinaP25.272Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Sean BurnettRP29.233Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Tyler ClippardCL27.083Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Ross DetwilerSP26.063Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Gio GonzalezSP26.231Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Tom GorzelannyRP29.300Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Ryan MattheusP28.180Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Henry RodriguezRP25.072Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Craig StammenRP28.060Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Stephen StrasburgSP23.292Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Jordan ZimmermannSP25.350Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Jesus Floresc27.194Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Wilson RamosC24.272Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Ian Desmondss26.230Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Danny Espinosa2b25.013Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Adam LaRoche1b32.184Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Steve Lombardozzi2b23.230Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Roger Bernadinalf27.330Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Jayson WerthLF-RF32.354Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Brad LidgeP35.136Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Mark DeRosaSS-3B37.095Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Zach McAllisterP24.152Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Optioned to Columbus (AAA)
Dan HarenSP31.233Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
David PauleyP28.326Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
Ervin SantanaSP29.118Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
Hisanori TakahashiRP37.016Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
Jordan WaldenRP24.174Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
Jered WeaverSP29.216Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
C.J. WilsonSP31.171Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
Chris IannettaC29.030Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
Bobby Wilsonc29.030Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
Alberto Callaspo2B29.019Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
Maicer Izturis2b31.238Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
Howie Kendrick2b28.301Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
Albert Pujolsdh32.113Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
Peter Bourjoscf25.038Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
Torii HunterCF36.295Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
LaTroy HawkinsP39.138Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
Heath BellRP34.221Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Mark BuehrleSP33.046Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Randy ChoateRP36.246Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Steven CishekCL25.324Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Josh JohnsonSP28.098Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Edward MujicaRP27.363Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Ricky NolascoSP29.146Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Sandy RosarioP26.259Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Anibal SanchezSP28.071Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Ryan WebbRP26.092Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Carlos ZambranoRP30.341Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
John Buckc31.305Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Brett Hayesc28.085Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Greg Dobbsdh33.310Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Omar Infante2b30.133Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Hanley Ramirez3b28.137Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Jose Reyesss28.332Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Gaby Sanchez3B28.249Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Logan Morrisonlf24.257Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Giancarlo Stantonrf22.181Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Emilio BonifacioOF27.015Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Chris HatcherP27.116Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Ryan Zimmerman3b27.222Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Activated from DL
Jayson WerthLF-RF32.354Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)DL-15 Broken left wrist
Tommy HottovyP30.303Kansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)Optioned to Omaha (AAA)
Vincent MazzaroP25.223Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
Mike GonzalezP33.350Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Signed as Free Agent
Aneury RodriguezP24.147Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Recalled from Oklahoma City (AAA)
Josh TholeC25.192New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Concussion
Pedro BeatoP25.193New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Transferred
Micah OwingsP29.222San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Blake TekotteOF24.350San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Optioned to Tucson (AAA)
Jason BerkenP28.163Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Optioned to Norfolk (AAA)
Rob JohnsonRP29.290New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Recalled from Buffalo (AAA)
Alex HinshawRP29.189San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Contract purchased from Tucson (AAA)
Zach PhillipsP25.229Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Recalled from Norfolk (AAA)
Raudel LazoRP23.026Miami MarlinsJamestown (A-)Assigned to Jamestown (A-)