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Games on 2012-07-04

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Texas Rangers4Chicago White Sox5BoxAddison ReedMike Adams(none)
Los Angeles Angels3Cleveland Indians12BoxDerek LoweErvin Santana(none)
Minnesota Twins1Detroit Tigers5BoxJustin VerlanderBrian Duensing(none)
Boston Red Sox2Oakland Athletics3BoxGrant BalfourAaron CookRyan Cook
Baltimore Orioles4Seattle Mariners2BoxChris TillmanHector NoesiJim Johnson
New York Yankees4Tampa Bay Rays3BoxBoone LoganKyle FarnsworthRafael Soriano
Kansas City Royals1Toronto Blue Jays4BoxCarlos VillanuevaLuis MendozaCasey Janssen
San Diego Padres8Arizona Diamondbacks6BoxLuke GregersonDavid HernandezHuston Street
Chicago Cubs5Atlanta Braves1BoxPaul MaholmRandall Delgado(none)
Cincinnati Reds1Los Angeles Dodgers4BoxAaron HarangMike LeakeKenley Jansen
Miami Marlins7Milwaukee Brewers6BoxWade LeBlancManny ParraHeath Bell
Philadelphia Phillies9New York Mets2BoxCliff LeeChris Young(none)
Houston Astros4Pittsburgh Pirates6BoxKevin CorreiaDallas KeuchelJoel Hanrahan
Colorado Rockies1St. Louis Cardinals4BoxAdam WainwrightJeremy GuthrieJason Motte
San Francisco Giants4Washington Nationals9BoxEdwin JacksonMadison Bumgarner(none)

Standings as of 2012-07-04

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees814833.593--3843265826-1522-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II814734.580
237Baltimore Orioles814536.5563.0341367-2624-1821-18W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards814833.593
3713Tampa Bay Rays824438.5374.5342340225-1819-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field804634.575
4916Toronto Blue Jays824240.5126.54113842723-1819-22W4T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre803149.388
51227Boston Red Sox823448.41514.54113615018-2416-24L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park803545.438
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Kansas City Royals804436.550--325360-3521-1623-20L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium822854.341
2612Chicago White Sox814437.5430.53923326024-1820-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field814140.506
3814Detroit Tigers824339.5242.0361368-722-1621-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park804535.563
41017Cleveland Indians814140.5063.5366393-2721-2020-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field812754.333
51328Minnesota Twins813348.40711.5340425-8516-2617-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field813348.407
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Los Angeles Angels824735.573--3583243421-1826-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim804238.525
259Texas Rangers824537.5492.04333518225-1720-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington804832.600
31119Oakland Athletics834043.4827.5312307521-2019-23W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum492425.490
41430Seattle Mariners843153.36917.0328358-3016-2515-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field784434.564
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Washington Nationals794633.582--3342755923-1323-20W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park835231.627
223New York Mets824735.5730.53783532526-1621-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field802753.338
3611Miami Marlins814437.5433.0321380-5926-1818-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park812556.309
41122Philadelphia Phillies833845.45810.0357375-1819-2219-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park794336.544
51223Atlanta Braves813645.44411.03693482116-2520-20L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field815823.716
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510Pittsburgh Pirates814437.543--3223041824-1520-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park813546.432
2715Cincinnati Reds814239.5192.03413073421-1821-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark815526.679
3818Milwaukee Brewers814041.4944.0369379-1023-1917-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park814338.531
41021St. Louis Cardinals823844.4636.54103456518-2120-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III805030.625
51324Houston Astros823547.4279.5334399-6525-1710-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad MillsJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park802060.250
61526Chicago Cubs813447.42010.0298369-7118-2116-26W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field812754.333
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Los Angeles Dodgers834736.566--3213041726-1721-19W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium793940.494
246San Francisco Giants824636.5610.5324319526-1620-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park804832.600
3920Arizona Diamondbacks813942.4817.0357354320-2019-22L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field814239.519
41425San Diego Padres833548.42212.0296364-6816-2419-24W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park794138.519
51629Colorado Rockies813249.39514.0401465-6419-2413-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field813249.395


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Clayton MortensenRP27.085Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA)
Justin GermanoRP29.332Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Contract purchased from Pawtucket (AAA)
Steve JohnsonP24.308Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Optioned to Norfolk (AAA)
Chris TillmanP24.080Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Recalled from Norfolk (AAA)
Justin HampsonRP32.041New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Jordany Valdespinlf24.194New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Recalled from Buffalo (AAA)
Travis Hafnerdh35.031Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Activated from DL
Shelley Duncanlf32.279Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Placed on Paternity Leave List
Jesse CrainRP30.364Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)DL-15 Right shoulder inflammation
Deunte HeathP26.310Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Recalled from Charlotte (AAA)
Mitch Maierrf30.004Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Nate AdcockRP24.130Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
Louis ColemanRP26.091Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
Nick BlackburnSP30.130Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Optioned to Rochester (AAA)
Casey FienRP28.257Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Contract purchased from Rochester (AAA)
Darnell McDonaldcf33.229New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Claimed off waivers from Red Sox
Ben SheetsP33.351Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)Assigned to Mississippi (AA)
Felix PerezRF27.232Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Willie HarrisLF34.012Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Jeff HowellC29.094Washington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Corey Wimberly2B28.252New York MetsBuffalo (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Jacoby EllsburyCF28.297Boston Red SoxPortland (AA)Assigned to Portland (AA) for rehab
Jose Lozada3B-SS26.187Washington NationalsHarrisburg (AA)Activated from DL
Devin IvanyC29.342Washington NationalsHarrisburg (AA)DL-7 Injured
Chad Tracy3B32.043Washington NationalsPotomac (A+)Assigned to Potomac (A+) for Rehab
Emilio BonifacioSS-3B27.072Miami MarlinsJupiter (A+)Assigned to Jupiter (A+) for rehab
Alan AhmadyRF-LF24.203St. Louis CardinalsPalm Beach (A+)Activated from DL
Cole LeonidaC23.191Washington NationalsHagerstown (A)DL-7 Injured
Josh OutmanSP27.293Colorado RockiesColorado Springs (AAA)Assigned to Colorado Springs (AAA)
Carlos TorresRP29.255Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA)
Sandy LeonC23.113Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Activated from DL
Jeremy HefnerRP26.115New York MetsBuffalo (AAA)Optioned to Buffalo (AAA)
Pedro BeatoRP25.250New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Recalled from Buffalo (AAA)
Mark Ellis2b35.028Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Activated from DL
Andre Ethierrf30.085Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Dl-15 Strained left oblique
Carlos Lee1b36.014Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Traded from Astros for Matt Dominguez and Rob Rasmussen
Rob RasmussenP23.093Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Traded from Marlins with Matt Dominguez for Carlos Lee
Andrew CashnerSP25.296San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)DL-15 Strained lat muscle
Brad BrachRP26.083San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Recalled from Tucson (AAA)
Matt Dominguez3b22.310Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Traded from Marlins with Rob Rasmussen for Carlos Lee
Chris TillmanSP24.080Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Optioned to Norfolk (AAA)
Mike CarpLF-1B26.004Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Assigned to Tacoma (AAA) for rehab
Gaby Sanchez1b28.306Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)Optioned to New Orleans (AAA)
Scott RichmondRP32.309Toronto Blue JaysLas Vegas (AAA)Optioned to Las Vegas (AAA)
Charlie BlackmonRF-LF26.003Colorado RockiesColorado Springs (AAA)Activated from DL
Jared WellsP30.246Colorado RockiesColorado Springs (AAA)Dl-7 Chest strain
Damon SublettLF26.285New York YankeesTrenton (AA)DL-7 Left groin tightness
Shane BrownLF24.175New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Activated from DL
Ronnie WeltyRF24.167Baltimore OriolesBowie (AA)Activated from DL
Brad McElroyLF-CF26.071Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)Activated from DL
Chris JoyceP22.191Cincinnati RedsBakersfield (A+)DL-7 Injured
Cole White1B24.164Kansas City RoyalsWilmington (A+)DL-7 Right shoulder
Derek LawP21.293San Francisco GiantsAugusta (A)Activated from DL
Eric PhillipsIF21.353Toronto Blue JaysVancouver (A-)DL-7 Injured
Ramon Hernandezc36.045Colorado RockiesColorado Springs (AAA)Assigned to Colorado Springs (AAA)
Tyson BlaserC24.209New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)Assigned to Charleston (Sc) (A)
Aaron DudleyC24.138Miami MarlinsJupiter (A+)Assigned to Jupiter (A+)
Miguel PerezC28.283Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Assigned to Indianapolis (AAA)
Adam LoewenRF28.086New York MetsBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Jesus ValdezRF27.244Washington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)Assigned to Syracuse (AAA)
Luis Expositoc25.165Baltimore OriolesGulf Coast Orioles (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Orioles (Rk) for rehab
John Ryan MurphyC21.052New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Yazy Arbelo1B24.088Arizona DiamondbacksVisalia (A+)Assigned to Visalia (A+)
Ben Lasater1B28.040Miami MarlinsJacksonville (AA)Assigned to Jacksonville (AA)
Elio SarmientoC26.014Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)Assigned to Round Rock (AAA)
Zach Lutz3B26.031New York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)Assigned to St. Lucie (A+)
Austin NolaSS22.188Miami MarlinsGreensboro (A)Assigned to Greensboro (A)
Luis SanzC24.228Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Dean Green1B23.004Detroit TigersGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)
Rob Segedin3B23.236New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Avisail GarciaRF21.022Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Stephen MalcolmUT22.086Philadelphia PhilliesWilliamsport (A-)Assigned to Williamsport (A-)
Zack Kometani1B22.220San Diego PadresFort Wayne (A)Assigned to Fort Wayne (A)
Geoff RowanC22.247Tampa Bay RaysGulf Coast Rays (Rk)
Luis CastilloCF23.050Detroit TigersLakeland (A+)Assigned to Lakeland (A+)
Roberto De La Cruz3B21.236Colorado RockiesTri-City (A-)Assigned to Tri-City (A-)
Roberto De La Cruz3B21.236St. Louis CardinalsQuad Cities (A)Assigned to Quad Cities (A)
Eduardo SosaCF21.112New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)Assigned to Charleston (Sc) (A)
Sam Bates1B22.139Kansas City RoyalsIdaho Falls (Rk)
Bob StumpoC24.353Philadelphia PhilliesReading (AA)Assigned to Reading (AA)
Kyung-Min NaLF-CF20.205San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)Assigned to San Antonio (AA)
Sam PalaceIF25.336Washington NationalsHagerstown (A)Assigned to Hagerstown (A)
Jean Delgado2B19.149San Francisco GiantsArizona Giants (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Giants (Rk)
Wagner MateoCF-1B19.096Arizona DiamondbacksYakima (A-)Assigned to Yakima (A-)
Carlos Ramirez21.071Toronto Blue JaysVancouver (A-)Assigned to Vancouver (A-)
Quinten DavisOF 19.337Los Angeles AngelsArizona Angels (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Angels (Rk)
Shaun Valeriote3B 22.163Toronto Blue JaysGulf Coast Blue Jays (Rk)
J.R. BallingerP24.093Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Assigned to Charlotte (AAA)
Kevin BrahneyP23.330Boston Red SoxGreenville (A)Assigned to Greenville (A)
Ryan BuchP24.239Chicago White SoxWinston-Salem (A+)Assigned to Winston-Salem (A+)
Matt JacksonP24.199San Diego PadresTucson (AAA)Assigned to Tucson (AAA)
Matt BuschmannP28.142Tampa Bay RaysMontgomery (AA)Assigned to Montgomery (AA)
Juan GutierrezP28.356Kansas City RoyalsArizona Royals (Rk)
Cole McCurryP26.282Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Assigned to Gwinnett (AAA)
Eddie KunzP26.087San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)Assigned to San Antonio (AA)
Alex KoronisP24.182Tampa Bay RaysCharlotte (A+)Assigned to Charlotte (A+)
Ryan DukeP23.280Philadelphia PhilliesReading (AA)Assigned to Reading (AA)
Austin BroughP24.208Philadelphia PhilliesLakewood (A)Assigned to Lakewood (A)
Dan LazzaroniOF23.346San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)Assigned to Lake Elsinore (A+)
Tyler GagnonP23.104Colorado RockiesTri-City (A-)
Josh TurleyP21.312Detroit TigersConnecticut (A-)
Matt LollisP21.296San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)Assigned to Lake Elsinore (A+)
David StarnP22.046Atlanta BravesRome (A)
Kyle SimonP21.320Philadelphia PhilliesClearwater (A+)Assigned to Clearwater (A+)
Nick GillungP23.129St. Louis CardinalsJohnson City (Rk)Assigned to Johnson City (Rk)
Richie MirowskiP23.065Washington NationalsHagerstown (A)Assigned to Hagerstown (A)
Alan GarciaP21.191Los Angeles DodgersOgden (Rk)Assigned to Ogden (Rk)
Andrew StueveP23.088Kansas City RoyalsWilmington (A+)Assigned to Wilmington (A+)
Yunior De JesusP23.285Seattle MarinersHigh Desert (A+)Assigned to High Desert (A+)
Zachary BirdP 17.355Los Angeles DodgersArizona Dodgers (Rk)
Jorge de Jesus20.169Texas RangersArizona Rangers (Rk)
Moises Rivas21.262Philadelphia PhilliesLakewood (A)Assigned to Lakewood (A)
Adrian RiveroP21.035Atlanta BravesDominican Braves (Rk)Assigned to DSL Braves (Rk)