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Sunday May 20,2012This 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 2012-05-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Miami Marlins5Cleveland Indians3BoxJosh JohnsonDerek LoweHeath Bell
Pittsburgh Pirates3Detroit Tigers4BoxMax ScherzerKevin CorreiaJoaquin Benoit
Arizona Diamondbacks2Kansas City Royals0BoxWade MileyNathan AdcockJ.J. Putz
Cincinnati Reds5New York Yankees2BoxJohnny CuetoCC SabathiaAroldis Chapman
Atlanta Braves2Tampa Bay Rays0BoxTim HudsonDavid PriceCraig Kimbrel
New York Mets6Toronto Blue Jays5BoxDillon GeeHenderson AlvarezFrank Francisco
Chicago White Sox6Chicago Cubs0BoxJake PeavyPaul Maholm(none)
Seattle Mariners6Colorado Rockies4BoxBlake BeavanJeremy Guthrie(none)
Texas Rangers6Houston Astros1BoxColby LewisJordan Lyles(none)
St. Louis Cardinals5Los Angeles Dodgers6BoxJavy GuerraMarc RzepczynskiKenley Jansen
Minnesota Twins4Milwaukee Brewers16BoxZack GreinkeJason Marquis(none)
Boston Red Sox5Philadelphia Phillies1BoxJosh BeckettCliff Lee(none)
Los Angeles Angels2San Diego Padres3BoxMiles MikolasDavid Pauley(none)
Oakland Athletics6San Francisco Giants2BoxBartolo ColonTim Lincecum(none)
Baltimore Orioles3Washington Nationals9BoxStephen StrasburgWei-Yin Chen(none)

Standings as of 2012-05-20

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles422814.667--1931791414-714-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards1206555.542
223Tampa Bay Rays422616.6192.01821681415-611-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field1206456.533
3812Toronto Blue Jays422220.5246.02001653511-1111-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre1205169.425
41224New York Yankees411823.4399.5189182711-117-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II1217744.636
51329Boston Red Sox411526.36612.5221204178-127-14W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park1215467.446
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Chicago White Sox422418.571--174165911-813-10W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field1206159.508
3510Detroit Tigers412219.5371.5180185-514-98-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park1216655.545
249Cleveland Indians412219.5371.5179183-412-1110-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field1214675.380
4918Kansas City Royals402020.5003.0160182-229-1311-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1225270.426
51430Minnesota Twins411328.31710.5155225-706-147-14W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field1215368.438
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
2715Oakland Athletics422220.524--150164-149-1013-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum904248.467
1614Los Angeles Angels422220.524--153164-1111-1011-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim1206753.558
31021Texas Rangers421923.4523.0235151848-1211-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1207446.617
41122Seattle Mariners431924.4423.5164176-127-812-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field1195663.471
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Washington Nationals412516.610--1551371816-79-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park1217348.603
235New York Mets412417.5851.0172203-3112-812-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field1215071.413
358Miami Marlins412219.5373.015215119-713-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park1214774.388
5813Philadelphia Phillies422220.5243.5171167411-1011-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park1205961.492
4716Atlanta Braves422220.5243.5216176408-914-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field1207248.600
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1611Cincinnati Reds402119.525--15515509-812-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1227646.623
2917Pittsburgh Pirates412120.5120.5118150-3210-811-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1215863.479
31120Milwaukee Brewers411922.4632.5176205-2911-108-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park1216457.529
41223St. Louis Cardinals411823.4393.5217160576-1112-12L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1217051.579
51325Houston Astros411724.4154.5167164313-104-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad MillsJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park1213883.314
61527Chicago Cubs411625.3905.5149186-379-157-10L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field1214576.372
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers412714.659--1831384518-59-9W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium1215962.488
247San Francisco Giants412219.5375.0155159-412-1010-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park1217249.595
31019Arizona Diamondbacks422022.4767.5169184-158-1112-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field1206159.508
41426Colorado Rockies401624.40010.5191218-279-147-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field1224874.393
51628San Diego Padres421626.38111.5133168-3512-164-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park1206060.500

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Everett TeafordP28.005Kansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)DL-15 Lower abdominal strain
Nate AdcockRP-SP24.085Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
Geovany Sotoc29.120Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)DL-15 Torn meniscus, left knee
Randy WellsRP-SP29.265Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Recalled from Iowa (AAA)
Mark Ellis2b34.348Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)DL-15 Sprained left knee
Ivan DeJesus3b-dh25.019Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Recalled from Albuquerque (AAA)
Adam Kennedy3b36.131Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)
Alberto Callaspo3b29.031Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
Mark KotsayOF36.170San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)DL-15 Lower back strain
Blake Tekotterf24.362San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Recalled from Tucson (AAA)
Gaby Sanchez1b28.261Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Optioned to New Orleans (AAA)
Chris Coghlancf26.336Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Recalled from New Orleans (AAA)
Carlos Gomezcf26.167Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Activated from DL
Brooks Conrad1b32.125Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Optioned to Nashville (AAA)
Emilio Bonifaciocf27.027Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)DL-15 Sprained left thumb
Donovan Solano2b24.155Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Contract purchased from New Orleans (AAA)
Jason GrilliP35.190Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Placed on Bereavement list
Jeff LockeP24.182Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Recalled from Indianapolis (AAA)
Miguel BatistaSP41.090New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)DL-15 Lower back
Chris SchwindenP25.240New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Recalled from Buffalo (AAA)
Mauro Gomez1B27.255Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA)
Che-Hsuan Linrf23.241Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA)
Brandon McCarthySP28.318Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)DL-15 Strained right shoulder
Jim MillerRP30.022Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Recalled from Sacramento (AAA)
Nick VincentP25.312San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)Optioned to Tucson (AAA)
Cory LuebkeP27.077San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Matt PalmerRP33.060San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Contract purchased from Tucson (AAA)
Rex BrothersRP24.154Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA)
Adam OttavinoRP26.179Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA)
Drew Sutton2B-3B28.325Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Traded from Braves to Pirates
Lance Berkman1b36.100St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)DL-15 Sprained right knee
Matt Adams1b23.262St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Contract purchased from Memphis (AAA)
Carlos Aponte3B-2B21.100Pittsburgh PiratesWest Virginia (A)Assigned to West Virginia (A)