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Games on 2012-08-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Seattle Mariners2Baltimore Orioles9BoxSteve JohnsonKevin Millwood(none)
Texas Rangers10Boston Red Sox9BoxAlexi OgandoClayton MortensenJoe Nathan
Kansas City Royals2Chicago White Sox1BoxJeremy GuthrieJose QuintanaGreg Holland
Minnesota Twins2Cleveland Indians6BoxJustin MastersonBrian Duensing(none)
New York Yankees12Detroit Tigers8BoxCC SabathiaAnibal Sanchez(none)
Los Angeles Angels8Oakland Athletics9BoxPat NeshekLaTroy HawkinsRyan Cook
Toronto Blue Jays2Tampa Bay Rays3BoxAlex CobbCarlos VillanuevaFernando Rodney
Washington Nationals4Houston Astros3BoxGio GonzalezArmando Galarraga(none)
Colorado Rockies4Los Angeles Dodgers6BoxChad BillingsleyCarlos TorresKenley Jansen
Cincinnati Reds2Milwaukee Brewers3BoxJohn AxfordJonathan BroxtonJim Henderson
Miami Marlins13New York Mets0BoxNathan EovaldiChris Young(none)
Atlanta Braves12Philadelphia Phillies6BoxChad DurbinAntonio Bastardo(none)
Arizona Diamondbacks6Pittsburgh Pirates7BoxKevin CorreiaIan KennedyJoel Hanrahan
Chicago Cubs0San Diego Padres2BoxClayton RichardJeff Samardzija(none)
San Francisco Giants15St. Louis Cardinals0BoxRyan VogelsongJoe Kelly(none)

Standings as of 2012-08-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Baltimore Orioles1116249.559--464511-4731-2331-26W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards513120.608
236New York Yankees1106149.5550.55404509035-2126-28L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II523418.654
3610Tampa Bay Rays1105951.5362.54414182333-2526-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field523121.596
41123Boston Red Sox1125161.45511.55515193229-3422-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park501832.360
51224Toronto Blue Jays1104961.44512.5525520526-2523-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre522428.462
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
115Detroit Tigers1116249.559--5174912636-1926-30W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park512625.510
248Chicago White Sox1106050.5451.55174556233-2227-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field522527.481
3917Kansas City Royals1105654.5095.5456514-5828-2528-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium521636.308
41018Cleveland Indians1115655.5056.0472571-9930-2526-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field511239.235
51428Minnesota Twins1114566.40517.0499569-7020-3525-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field512130.412
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Texas Rangers1105951.536--5664868032-2327-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington523418.654
2712Los Angeles Angels1126052.536--5244784628-2432-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim502921.580
3813Oakland Athletics1115853.5231.54494183132-2826-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum21615.286
41326Seattle Mariners1134766.41613.5444457-1325-2922-37L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field492821.571
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Washington Nationals1116645.595--4803958532-2234-23W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park513219.627
3614Miami Marlins1115754.5149.0417502-8531-2326-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park511239.235
4816New York Mets1115754.5149.0491511-2028-2629-28L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field511734.333
2715Atlanta Braves1115754.5149.05174477029-2928-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field513714.725
51021Philadelphia Phillies1115259.46814.0459496-3727-2925-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park512922.569
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Cincinnati Reds1116546.586--4754096635-2130-25L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark513219.627
233Pittsburgh Pirates1106446.5820.54564213533-1931-27W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park521537.288
3919St. Louis Cardinals1115457.48611.05484499931-2523-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III513417.667
41222Milwaukee Brewers1105159.46413.5499506-732-2719-32W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park523220.615
51427Chicago Cubs1094564.41319.0399485-8625-2620-38L9T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field531637.302
61630Houston Astros1124270.37523.5424569-14527-2815-42L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad MillsJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park501337.260
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147San Francisco Giants1116150.550--4704403032-2329-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park513318.647
259Los Angeles Dodgers1126151.5450.54334201332-2629-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium502525.500
31120Arizona Diamondbacks1115259.4689.05054624327-2725-32L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field512922.569
41325San Diego Padres1135063.44212.0425479-5427-3023-33W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park492623.531
51529Colorado Rockies1094465.40416.0513628-11525-3319-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field532033.377


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Zack BrittonSP24.230Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Optioned to Norfolk (AAA)
Carl PavanoP36.213Minnesota TwinsFort Myers (A+)Assigned to Fort Myers (A+) for rehab
Andrew CarpenterIF22.125-Refused minor league assignment. Elected free agency
Logan SchaferCF25.334Milwaukee BrewersNashville (AAA)Activated from DL
Trent OeltjenLF-RF29.161Los Angeles DodgersAlbuquerque (AAA)DL-7 Dizziness
Doug DeedsRF-LF30.067Los Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)Activated from DL
Adam HeetherLF-2B30.206-Released by Angels
Robinzon DiazC28.324-Released by Angels
Francisco RodriguezP29.163-Released by Angels
Ryan RobowskiP24.187Detroit TigersErie (AA)DL-7 Injured
Brandon MooreP26.196New York MetsBinghamton (AA)Activated from DL
Rob Segedin3B23.271New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Activated from DL
Shane BrownLF24.210New York YankeesTrenton (AA)DL-7 Injured
Abraham AlmonteCF23.048New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Activated from DL
Andy ReichardP27.247-Released by Giants
Jonathan AriasP24.182Seattle MarinersJackson (AA)Activated from DL
Moises HernandezP28.143Seattle MarinersJackson (AA)DL-7 Injured
Seth Loman1B26.235Chicago White SoxBirmingham (AA)Activated from DL
Matt FoxP29.247-Released by Mariners
Jason HagertyC24.330San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)DL-7 Injured
Keyvius SampsonP21.214San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)DL-7 Injured
Drew BowlinP25.223San Francisco GiantsSan Jose (A+)DL-7 Injured
Caleb BrewerP23.187Atlanta BravesLynchburg (A+)Activated from DL
Sam PalaceIF26.006Washington NationalsHagerstown (A)DL-7 Injured
Cody MartinP22.338Atlanta BravesLynchburg (A+)DL-7 Injured
Garett ClaypoolP23.352Philadelphia PhilliesClearwater (A+)DL-7 Injured
Kramer SneedP23.305New York YankeesTampa (A+)DL-7 Injured
Matt Perry3B25.022Detroit TigersLakeland (A+)Activated from DL
Caleb CothamP24.276New York YankeesTampa (A+)Activated from DL
Juan CastilloC22.238St. Louis CardinalsQuad Cities (A)Placed on temporarily inactive list
Demondre ArnoldP20.143San Francisco GiantsAugusta (A)Activated from DL
Ryan Flaherty2b26.012Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)DL-15 Bacterial infection
Steve JohnsonSP24.343Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Recalled from Norfolk (AAA)
Miguel SocolovichRP26.015Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Recalled from Norfolk (AAA)
Clayton MortensenRP27.120Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA)
Vicente PadillaRP34.335Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)DL-15 Strained right bicep
Yorvit Torrealbac34.020-Released from Rangers
Jeff LockeRP24.262Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Recalled from Indianapolis (AAA)
Alex Presleylf27.014Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Optioned to Indianapolis (AAA)
Bryan AugensteinP26.028Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)Activated from DL
Tony PenaP31.138Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)DL-7 Left ankle sprain
Destin HoodRF22.127Washington NationalsHarrisburg (AA)Activated from DL
Johnny HellwegP23.283Milwaukee BrewersHuntsville (AA)DL-7 Injured
Jae-Hoon HaCF21.283Chicago CubsTennessee (AA)Activated from DL
Kalian SamsRF25.348Seattle MarinersJackson (AA)DL-7 Injured
Philippe ValiquetteP25.175Milwaukee BrewersHuntsville (AA)Activated from DL
Ali SolisC24.314San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)Activated from DL
Chris O'BrienC23.015Los Angeles DodgersRancho Cucamonga (A+)Activated from DL
Scott Wingo2B23.136Los Angeles DodgersRancho Cucamonga (A+)DL-7 Right thumb
Jed BradleyP22.057Milwaukee BrewersBrevard County (A+)DL-7 Injured
Jeff NiemannP29.161Tampa Bay RaysCharlotte (A+)Assigned to Charlotte (A+) for rehab
Brandon MorrowP28.013Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)Assigned to New Hampshire (AA) for rehab
Zach MaggardC24.006Detroit TigersWest Michigan (A)Activated from DL
Joey WinkerLF23.348Los Angeles DodgersGreat Lakes (A)Activated from DL
Jordan PriesP22.193Seattle MarinersClinton (A)Activated from DL
Julio RamosP24.177Oakland AthleticsBurlington (A)DL-7 Injured
Gustavo GomezP21.076Los Angeles DodgersGreat Lakes (A)Activated from DL
William OliverP25.035New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)DL-7 Injured
Hendry Jimenez2B22.221Washington NationalsHagerstown (A)DL-7 Injured
Cutter Dykstra2B-LF23.040Washington NationalsHagerstown (A)Activated from DL
Justin ErasmusP22.198-Released by Red Sox
Devon TravisIF21.168Detroit TigersConnecticut (A-)DL-7 Injured
Jaime EsquivelP20.075Baltimore OriolesAberdeen (A-)Activated from DL
Kenny WiseOF22.171-Released by Orioles
Matthew RecklingP23.137Los Angeles DodgersOgden (Rk)DL-60 Injured
Adam Kennedy3b36.211Los Angeles DodgersAlbuquerque (AAA)Assigned to Albuquerque (AAA) for rehab
Gabe SuarezSS27.237Los Angeles DodgersRancho Cucamonga (A+)Assigned to Rancho Cucamonga (A+)
Chris Marrero1B24.037Washington NationalsAuburn (A-)Assigned to Auburn (A-) for rehab
Austin RomineC23.259New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA) for rehab
Skyler StromsmoeSS-LF28.131San Francisco GiantsSan Jose (A+)Assigned to San Jose (A+)
Whit MerrifieldLF-2B23.196Kansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)Assigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA)
Jerome Pena2B23.275Baltimore OriolesFrederick (A+)Assigned to Frederick (A+)
Alex HudakOF22.123Kansas City RoyalsBurlington (Rk)Assigned to Burlington (Rk)
Rob KralC23.133San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)Assigned to Lake Elsinore (A+)
Roberto De La Cruz3B21.271St. Louis CardinalsBatavia (A-)Assigned to Batavia (A-)
Rudy FloresIF-OF21.239Chicago CubsArizona Cubs (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Cubs (Rk)
Glynn DavisCF20.245Baltimore OriolesDelmarva (A)Assigned to Delmarva (A)
Byron BuxtonOF 18.233Minnesota TwinsElizabethton (Rk)Assigned to Elizabethton (Rk)
Adam RussellP29.116Los Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)Assigned to Salt Lake (AAA)
Andrew BaileyP28.069Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Assigned to Pawtucket (AAA) for rehab
Tim BascomP27.216Baltimore OriolesBowie (AA)Assigned to Bowie (AA)
Casey BeckP25.133Toronto Blue JaysGulf Coast Blue Jays (Rk)
Eric BeaulacP25.268Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Assigned to Norfolk (AAA)
Kyle McPhersonP24.271Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Assigned to Indianapolis (AAA)
Tyler WaldronP23.099Pittsburgh PiratesAltoona (AA)Assigned to Altoona (AA)
Tyler ClarkP23.216Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Michael WhiteP22.331Milwaukee BrewersWisconsin (A)Assigned to Wisconsin (A)
Bruce RondonP21.242Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Assigned to Toledo (AAA)
Cody PennyP21.085Cleveland IndiansLake County (A)Assigned to Lake County (A)
Yimi GarciaP21.355Los Angeles DodgersRancho Cucamonga (A+)Assigned to Rancho Cucamonga (A+)
Zach FowlerP23.162Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Assigned to Norfolk (AAA)
Anderson Gerdel19.139St. Louis CardinalsGulf Coast Cardinals (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Cardinals (Rk)
Aroni Nina22.121Kansas City RoyalsIdaho Falls (Rk)Assigned to Idaho Falls (Rk)
Miguel Sulbaran18.142Los Angeles DodgersArizona Dodgers (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Dodgers (Rk)
Tony Gwynnlf29.308Los Angeles DodgersAlbuquerque (AAA)Outrighted to Albuquerque (AAA)
Blake HassebrockP23.024Oakland AthleticsBurlington (A)Assigned to Burlington (A)