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Games on 2012-08-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Tampa Bay Rays12Los Angeles Angels3BoxJames ShieldsJered Weaver(none)
Baltimore Orioles3Detroit Tigers5BoxJoaquin BenoitDarren O'DayJose Valverde
Chicago White Sox2Kansas City Royals4BoxLuis MendozaChris SaleGreg Holland
Boston Red Sox4New York Yankees6BoxPhil HughesFranklin MoralesRafael Soriano
Cleveland Indians4Oakland Athletics6BoxJordan NorbertoJoe SmithGrant Balfour
Minnesota Twins3Seattle Mariners5BoxHisashi IwakumaNick BlackburnTom Wilhelmsen
Texas Rangers2Toronto Blue Jays3BoxJ.A. HappYu DarvishCasey Janssen
Los Angeles Dodgers3Atlanta Braves4BoxJonny VentersBrandon League(none)
Chicago Cubs3Cincinnati Reds7BoxBronson ArroyoTravis Wood(none)
Miami Marlins6Colorado Rockies5BoxWade LeBlancJosh RoenickeSteve Cishek
Arizona Diamondbacks3Houston Astros1BoxWade MileyDallas KeuchelJ.J. Putz
Philadelphia Phillies2Milwaukee Brewers6BoxYovani GallardoVance Worley(none)
San Francisco Giants10San Diego Padres1BoxMatt CainRoss Ohlendorf(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2St. Louis Cardinals1BoxJames McDonaldJake WestbrookJoel Hanrahan
New York Mets4Washington Nationals6BoxRoss DetwilerJohan SantanaTyler Clippard

Standings as of 2012-08-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113New York Yankees1196950.580--59248710540-2129-29W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II432617.605
236Baltimore Orioles1196653.5553.0499545-4635-2631-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards432716.628
3510Tampa Bay Rays1196455.5385.04964385834-2530-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field432617.605
41123Boston Red Sox1205466.45015.55875533429-3425-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park421527.357
51225Toronto Blue Jays1195267.43717.0557572-1529-3023-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre432122.488
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Detroit Tigers1196653.555--5515242737-2029-33W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park432221.512
248Chicago White Sox1186553.5510.55584867235-2330-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field442024.455
3714Kansas City Royals1186157.5174.5487538-5131-2630-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium441133.250
41018Cleveland Indians1195960.4967.0505618-11332-2727-33L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field43934.209
51429Minnesota Twins1184771.39818.5527613-8622-3925-32L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field441925.432
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1611Los Angeles Angels1206456.533--5575292832-2832-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim422517.595
2915Oakland Athletics1186157.5172.04754482733-2828-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum14311.214
3813Texas Rangers1186157.5172.05945197534-2427-33L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington443212.727
41326Seattle Mariners1205268.43312.0470477-728-3024-38W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field422319.548
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Washington Nationals1197148.597--53142410733-2238-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park432716.628
2612Atlanta Braves1196356.5298.05584649433-3030-26W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field433112.721
3716New York Mets1196059.50411.0519549-3030-2830-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field431429.326
4817Miami Marlins1206060.50011.5445538-9333-2727-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park42933.214
51021Philadelphia Phillies1195663.47115.0484530-4629-3027-33L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park432518.581
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Cincinnati Reds1197049.588--5154367938-2232-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark432716.628
259Pittsburgh Pirates1196554.5465.04974781933-2732-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park431429.326
3919St. Louis Cardinals1195861.48712.057847010834-2724-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III433013.698
41222Milwaukee Brewers1185464.45815.5543549-634-2720-37W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park442915.659
51527Chicago Cubs1174968.41920.0432525-9329-2920-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field451233.267
61630Houston Astros1204575.37525.5451605-15429-3116-44L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad MillsJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park421032.238
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Los Angeles Dodgers1206753.558--4804503032-2635-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium421923.452
247San Francisco Giants1196653.5550.55114773436-2530-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park432815.651
31120Arizona Diamondbacks1195663.47110.55334993428-2928-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field432518.581
41324San Diego Padres1215467.44613.5450527-7727-3127-36L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park412219.537
51428Colorado Rockies1174968.41916.5559673-11429-3420-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field451530.333


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Matt Carsonrf31.047Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Contract purchased from Rochester (AAA)
Anthony SwarzakRP26.341Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Activated from DL
Justin ChristianLF-RF32.136San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Recalled from Fresno (AAA)
Eric HackerRP29.144San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Recalled from Fresno (AAA)
Ryota IgarashiRP33.081New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Outrighted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Matt SpencerRF-LF26.202Chicago CubsDaytona (A+)Activated from DL
Orlando Hudson2b34.248Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)DL-15 Contusion on left foot
Paul Konerkodh36.165Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Activated from DL
Hector SantiagoRP24.245Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Recalled from Charlotte (AAA)
Leyson SeptimoRP27.041Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)DL-15 Left biceps inflammation
Rene TosoniRF-LF26.046Minnesota TwinsNew Britain (AA)Outrighted to New Britain (AA)
Shawn KelleyRP28.113Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Optioned to Tacoma (AAA)
Charlie FurbushRP26.128Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)Activated from DL
Ryan DempsterSP35.106Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Placed on restricted list
Leonys MartinCF24.164Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Recalled from Round Rock (AAA)
Cory GearrinRP26.125Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Optioned to Gwinnett (AAA)
Tommy HansonSP25.354Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Activated from DL
Ian Desmondss26.331Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Activated from DL
Cesar IzturisSS32.189Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Designated for assignment
Matt YoungLF-CF29.318St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Yasmani Grandalc23.282San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Activated from DL
Nick Hundleyc28.344San Diego PadresTucson (AAA)Optioned to Tucson (AAA)
Mark Hamilton1B28.019-Released by Cardinals
Will SavageP27.357Los Angeles DodgersAlbuquerque (AAA)Activated from DL
Tanner RoarkP25.316Washington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)Placed on temporarily inactive list
Mark PriorP31.344-Released by Red Sox
Joel GalarragaC30.150Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)DL-7 Injured
Russ Mitchell3B27.183-Released by Giants
Gregory InfanteP25.038Chicago White SoxBirmingham (AA)DL-7 Injured
Alberto RosarioC25.219Los Angeles AngelsArkansas (AA)DL-7 Injured
Buddy BaumannP24.252Kansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)DL-7 Injured
Matt OyeP26.173Los Angeles AngelsArkansas (AA)Activated from DL
Ryan JenkinsC25.203Kansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)Activated from DL
Leuris GomezP25.301Colorado RockiesModesto (A+)DL-7 Injured
Tyler Townsend1B24.095Baltimore OriolesFrederick (A+)DL-7 Wrist
Steven Souza1B23.115Washington NationalsPotomac (A+)Activated from DL
Jeremy DowdyC22.035Chicago White SoxWinston-Salem (A+)DL-7 Injured
Michael TaylorSS21.144Washington NationalsPotomac (A+)DL-7 Injured
Michael SwinsonRF-CF22.327St. Louis CardinalsPalm Beach (A+)Activated from restricted list
Andy MoyeP24.341Milwaukee BrewersBrevard County (A+)DL-7 Injured
Bryan BrickhouseP20.072Kansas City RoyalsKane County (A)Placed on temporarily inactive list
Stephen PetersonP24.285Milwaukee BrewersWisconsin (A)DL-7 Injured
Chad ThompsonP21.192Milwaukee BrewersWisconsin (A)Activated from DL
Moises RivasP21.306Philadelphia PhilliesLakewood (A)DL-7 Injured
Ethan StewartP21.210Philadelphia PhilliesLakewood (A)Activated from DL
Jason SmithP22.010Washington NationalsAuburn (A-)DL-7 Injured
Geoff RowanC22.291Tampa Bay RaysHudson Valley (A-)Activated from DL
Deshun DixonCF20.332Tampa Bay RaysHudson Valley (A-)Suspended 50 games for violating MLB drug policy
Dave Valesente3B24.033Pittsburgh PiratesState College (A-)DL-7 Injured
Jordan CooperP22.182Pittsburgh PiratesState College (A-)DL-60 Injured
Steven MatzP21.080New York MetsKingsport (Rk)DL-7 Injured
Aaron DudleyC24.182Miami MarlinsJacksonville (AA)Assigned to Jacksonville (AA)
Wes Hodges1B27.337San Francisco GiantsRichmond (AA)Assigned to Richmond (AA)
Shawn McGillC28.170Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)Assigned to Mississippi (AA)
Matt YoungLF-CF29.318St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)Assigned to Memphis (AAA)
Jhonatan Solanoc27.005Washington NationalsGulf Coast Nationals (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Nationals (Rk) for rehab
Stephen PerezSS21.244Washington NationalsGulf Coast Nationals (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Nationals (Rk)
Tyler SaladinoSS23.028Chicago White SoxBirmingham (AA)Assigned to Birmingham (AA)
Jonathan SchwindC22.079Pittsburgh PiratesState College (A-)Assigned to State College (A-)
Brian McConkey1B23.243Miami MarlinsJupiter (A+)Assigned to Jupiter (A+)
Roberto De La Cruz3B21.280St. Louis CardinalsBatavia (A-)Assigned to Batavia (A-)
Rudy FloresIF-OF21.248Chicago CubsArizona Cubs (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Cubs (Rk)
Alex GlennOF21.067Arizona DiamondbacksMissoula (Rk)Assigned to Missoula (Rk)
Cristian MorontaC22.255Houston AstrosTri City (A-)Assigned to Tri City (A-)
Faustino Oguisten2B-SS21.212Los Angeles DodgersArizona Dodgers (Rk)
DJ DavisOF 18.023Toronto Blue JaysBluefield (Rk)Assigned to Bluefield (Rk)
Erik CordierP26.173Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)Assigned to Mississippi (AA)
Josh ButlerP27.249Milwaukee BrewersHuntsville (AA)Assigned to Huntsville (AA)
Danny OteroRP27.179San Francisco GiantsFresno (AAA)Assigned to Fresno (AAA)
Santo ManzanilloP23.240Milwaukee BrewersArizona Brewers (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Brewers (Rk)
Kyle KaminskaP23.316Pittsburgh PiratesBradenton (A+)Assigned to Bradenton (A+)
Ramon DelgadoP25.348St. Louis CardinalsGulf Coast Cardinals (Rk)
Matt WrightP25.102Toronto Blue JaysDunedin (A+)
Riley WelchP21.339Los Angeles DodgersArizona Dodgers (Rk)
Matt ThompsonP22.188Texas RangersArizona Rangers (Rk)
Tim MelvilleP22.312Kansas City RoyalsKane County (A)Assigned to Kane County (A)
Santiago GarridoP22.317Kansas City RoyalsArizona Royals (Rk)
Victor CapellanP23.024Arizona DiamondbacksVisalia (A+)Assigned to Visalia (A+)
Craig StemP22.224Los Angeles DodgersGreat Lakes (A)Assigned to Great Lakes (A)
Roman MendezP22.023Texas RangersFrisco (AA)Assigned to Frisco (AA)
Erik JohnsonP22.230Chicago White SoxWinston-Salem (A+)Assigned to Winston-Salem (A+)
Jordan JohnP22.043Detroit TigersGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)
Patrick MerklingP21.149Miami MarlinsGulf Coast Marlins (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Marlins (Rk)
William RankinP23.108Colorado RockiesModesto (A+)Assigned to Modesto (A+)
Luis GomezP24.246Miami MarlinsGulf Coast Marlins (Rk)
William CuevasP21.307Boston Red SoxLowell (A-)Assigned to Lowell (A-)
Daniel LopezP25.093Texas RangersMyrtle Beach (A+)Assigned to Myrtle Beach (A+)
Juan NoriegaP21.348Los Angeles DodgersRancho Cucamonga (A+)Assigned to Rancho Cucamonga (A+)
Ross Wilson2B23.281Chicago White SoxWinston-Salem (A+)Activated from DL
Brian BilligenOF22.098Arizona DiamondbacksSouth Bend (A)Assigned to South Bend (A)
Eric HurleyP26.334Released by Twins
Mitchell ClarkeP21.353Released by Rangers