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Games on 2012-05-16

Top2012 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALChicago White Sox2Los Angeles Angels7Boxscore - PBP - Pitch939,0272:25Gavin FloydJerome WilliamsJerome Williams (4-1)Gavin Floyd (3-4)-Robin VenturaMike SciosciaAngel Stadium of
ALSeattle Mariners3Cleveland Indians9Boxscore - PBP - Pitch912,0923:00Felix HernandezUbaldo JimenezUbaldo Jimenez (4-3)Felix Hernandez (3-3)-Eric WedgeManny ActaProgressive Field
ALMinnesota Twins11Detroit Tigers7Boxscore - PBP - Pitch933,9553:25Nick BlackburnRick PorcelloAlex Burnett (1-0)Duane Below (2-1)-Ron GardenhireJim LeylandComerica Park
ALBaltimore Orioles4Kansas City Royals3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1517,9494:10Tommy HunterFelipe PaulinoKevin Gregg (1-1)Nathan Adcock (0-1)Jim Johnson (13)Buck ShowalterNed YostKauffman Stadium
ALBoston Red Sox1Tampa Bay Rays2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch920,8433:29Clay BuchholzJeremy HellicksonJeremy Hellickson (4-0)Clay Buchholz (4-2)Fernando Rodney (12)Bobby ValentineJoe MaddonTropicana Field
ALOakland Athletics1Texas Rangers4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch946,3702:35Tom MiloneYu DarvishYu Darvish (6-1)Tom Milone (5-3)Joe Nathan (8)Bob MelvinRon WashingtonGlobe Life Park i
ALOakland Athletics1Texas Rangers4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch946,3702:35Tom MiloneYu DarvishYu Darvish (6-1)Tom Milone (5-3)Joe Nathan (8)Bob MelvinRon WashingtonRangers Ballpark
ALNew York Yankees1Toronto Blue Jays8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch928,9152:45Hiroki KurodaKyle DrabekKyle Drabek (3-4)Hiroki Kuroda (3-5)-Joe GirardiJohn FarrellRogers Centre
NLMiami Marlins8Atlanta Braves4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch921,1062:49Mark BuehrleMike MinorMark Buehrle (3-4)Mike Minor (2-3)-Ozzie GuillenFredi GonzalezTurner Field
NLPhiladelphia Phillies9Chicago Cubs2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch938,6783:11Kyle KendrickMatt GarzaJose Contreras (1-0)Shawn Camp (2-2)-Charlie ManuelDale SveumWrigley Field
NLArizona Diamondbacks1Colorado Rockies6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch932,1622:41Patrick CorbinJamie MoyerJamie Moyer (2-3)Patrick Corbin (2-2)-Kirk GibsonJim TracyCoors Field
NLMilwaukee Brewers3Houston Astros8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch915,4532:44Randy WolfBud NorrisBud Norris (4-1)Randy Wolf (2-4)-Ron RoenickeBrad MillsMinute Maid Park
NLCincinnati Reds6New York Mets3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch922,6592:51Mike LeakeJohan SantanaJose Arredondo (3-1)Jon Rauch (3-2)Sean Marshall (7)Dusty BakerTerry CollinsCiti field
NLLos Angeles Dodgers2San Diego Padres4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch921,0192:38Chris CapuanoClayton RichardClayton Richard (2-5)Chris Capuano (5-1)Dale Thayer (4)Don MattinglyBuddy BlackPetco Park
NLSt. Louis Cardinals4San Francisco Giants1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch941,3242:44Jaime GarciaMadison BumgarnerJaime Garcia (3-2)Madison Bumgarner (5-3)Jason Motte (7)Mike MathenyBruce BochyAT&T Park
NLPittsburgh Pirates4Washington Nationals7Boxscore - PBP - Pitch925,9422:44Erik BedardGio GonzalezGio Gonzalez (5-1)Erik Bedard (2-5)Henry Rodriguez (9)Clint HurdleDavey JohnsonNationals Park
16 Games on this date

Standings as of 2012-05-16.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
221Tampa Bay Rays382513.658--1711541714-311-10W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field1246559.524
112Baltimore Orioles382513.658--1771611614-711-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards1246856.548
3815Toronto Blue Jays382018.5265.0175153229-911-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre1245371.427
41021New York Yankees371720.4597.51771671010-97-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II1257847.624
51329Boston Red Sox371225.32412.5200189118-124-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park1255768.456
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
259Detroit Tigers372017.541--164174-1012-78-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park1256857.544
148Cleveland Indians372017.541--166170-410-910-8W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field1254877.384
3611Kansas City Royals361917.5280.5146166-208-1011-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1265373.421
4912Chicago White Sox382018.5260.5152158-611-89-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field1246559.524
51430Minnesota Twins371027.27010.0131199-686-144-13L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field1255669.448
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Los Angeles Angels382117.553--141150-911-910-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim1246856.548
2714Oakland Athletics382018.5261.0133146-139-1011-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum944450.468
31122Texas Rangers381721.4474.0216138788-119-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1247648.613
41224Seattle Mariners391722.4364.5139163-247-810-14L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field1235865.472
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Washington Nationals372413.649--1371211615-49-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park1257451.592
235New York Mets372116.5683.0152178-2611-810-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field1255372.424
347Miami Marlins372017.5414.014413779-711-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park1254976.392
4613Philadelphia Phillies382018.5264.5151144710-810-10W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park1246163.492
5918Atlanta Braves381919.5005.5200168327-912-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field1247549.605
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510Cincinnati Reds361917.528--14013559-810-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1267848.619
2817Pittsburgh Pirates371918.5140.5106134-2810-89-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1256065.480
31120Milwaukee Brewers371819.4861.5153181-2810-88-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park1256560.520
41019St. Louis Cardinals371819.4861.5202135676-1112-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1257055.560
51325Chicago Cubs371621.4323.5136162-269-117-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field1254580.360
61527Houston Astros371522.4054.5155149611-84-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad MillsJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park1254085.320
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Los Angeles Dodgers372314.622--1571273015-58-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium1256362.504
2716San Francisco Giants371918.5144.0134142-89-910-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park1257550.600
31223Arizona Diamondbacks381721.4476.5149166-178-119-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field1246460.516
41426Colorado Rockies361521.4177.5177189-128-117-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field1264977.389
51628San Diego Padres381424.3689.5124149-2510-144-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park1246262.500

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Claudio VargasP33.331Milwaukee BrewersNashville (AAA)Signed to minor league contract
Vance WorleyP24.234Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)DL-15 Right elbow inflammation
Joe SaveryRP26.193Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Recalled from Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Kyle HudsonOF25.129Philadelphia PhilliesLehigh Valley (AAA)Traded from Rays
Rich ThompsonRF-LF33.023Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Traded from Phillies
Robinson TejedaP30.053-Released by Indians
Dan WheelerP34.157Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)Outrighted to Columbus (AAA)
Alex Presleylf26.295Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Optioned to Indianapolis (AAA)
Evan MeekP29.004Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Recalled from Indianapolis (AAA)
Andrew CarignanP25.297Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Optioned to Sacramento (AAA)
Travis BlackleySP-RP29.193Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Added to roster after being claimed
Clay ZavadaP27.322St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)Signed to minor league contract
Lendy CastilloP23.038Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)DL-15 Strained left groin
Blake DeWitt3B26.269Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Outrighted to Iowa (AAA)
Scott MaineP27.103Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Recalled from Iowa (AAA)
Eric Youngrf26.356Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Reinstated from bereavement
Chris Nelson3b26.255Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)DL-15 Left wrist inflammation
Jeff NiemannP29.077Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Brandon GuyerIF-OF26.108Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)DL-15 Strained left shoulder
Rich Thompsonlf33.023Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Contract purchased from Durham (AAA)
Robert CarsonP23.113New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Recalled from Binghamton (AA)
Danny WorthIF26.228Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Optioned to Toledo (AAA)
Brayan VillarrealRP25.006Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Recalled from Toledo (AAA)
Mark HardyP24.013San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)Assigned to San Antonio (AA)