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Saturday August 18,2012This 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 2012-08-18

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Tampa Bay Rays10Los Angeles Angels8BoxJake McGeeKevin JepsenFernando Rodney
Baltimore Orioles3Detroit Tigers2BoxZachary BrittonRick PorcelloJim Johnson
Chicago White Sox4Kansas City Royals9BoxBruce ChenJake Peavy(none)
Boston Red Sox4New York Yankees1BoxJon LesterDavid PhelpsAlfredo Aceves
Cleveland Indians5Oakland Athletics8BoxBartolo ColonCorey KluberGrant Balfour
Minnesota Twins2Seattle Mariners3BoxTom WilhelmsenTyler Robertson(none)
Texas Rangers2Toronto Blue Jays1BoxMichael KirkmanCarlos VillanuevaJoe Nathan
Los Angeles Dodgers6Atlanta Braves2BoxAaron HarangBen SheetsKenley Jansen
Chicago Cubs3Cincinnati Reds5BoxJohnny CuetoJeff SamardzijaAroldis Chapman
Chicago Cubs9Cincinnati Reds7BoxBrooks RaleyTodd RedmondCarlos Marmol
Miami Marlins6Colorado Rockies5BoxNathan EovaldiTyler ChatwoodSteve Cishek
Arizona Diamondbacks12Houston Astros4BoxPatrick CorbinJordan Lyles(none)
Philadelphia Phillies4Milwaukee Brewers3BoxCole HamelsMichael FiersJonathan Papelbon
San Francisco Giants8San Diego Padres7BoxJose MijaresBrad BrachClay Hensley
Pittsburgh Pirates4St. Louis Cardinals5BoxBarret BrowningErik BedardJason Motte
New York Mets2Washington Nationals0BoxJonathon NieseEdwin JacksonFrank Francisco

Standings as of 2012-08-18

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113New York Yankees1206951.575--59349110240-2229-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II422616.619
226Baltimore Orioles1206753.5582.0502547-4535-2632-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards422616.619
3611Tampa Bay Rays1206456.5335.05064466034-2530-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field422616.619
41122Boston Red Sox1215566.45514.55915543729-3426-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park411427.341
51326Toronto Blue Jays1205268.43317.0558574-1629-3123-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre422121.500
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Detroit Tigers1206654.550--5535272637-2129-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park422220.524
248Chicago White Sox1196554.5460.55624956735-2330-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field432023.465
3914Kansas City Royals1196257.5213.5496542-4632-2630-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium431033.233
41019Cleveland Indians1205961.4927.0510626-11632-2727-34L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field42933.214
51429Minnesota Twins1194772.39518.5529616-8722-3925-33L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field431924.442
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510Los Angeles Angels1216556.537--5655392633-2832-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim412417.585
2815Oakland Athletics1196257.5212.04834533034-2828-29W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum13211.154
3713Texas Rangers1196257.5212.05965207634-2428-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington433112.721
41225Seattle Mariners1215368.43812.0473479-629-3024-38W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field412219.537
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Washington Nationals1207149.592--53142610533-2338-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park422715.643
2612Atlanta Braves1206357.5258.05604709033-3130-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field423111.738
3716New York Mets1206159.50810.0521549-2830-2831-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field421329.310
4817Miami Marlins1216160.50410.5451543-9233-2728-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park41833.195
51020Philadelphia Phillies1205763.47514.0488533-4529-3028-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park422418.571
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Cincinnati Reds1217150.587--5274487939-2332-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark412615.634
259Pittsburgh Pirates1206555.5425.55014831833-2732-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park421428.333
3918St. Louis Cardinals1205961.49211.558347410935-2724-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III422913.690
41223Milwaukee Brewers1195465.45416.0546553-734-2820-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park432914.674
51427Chicago Cubs1195069.42020.0444537-9329-2921-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field431132.256
61630Houston Astros1214675.38025.0455617-16230-3116-44W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad MillsJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park41932.220
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Los Angeles Dodgers1216853.562--4864523432-2636-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium411823.439
245San Francisco Giants1206753.5580.55194843536-2531-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park422715.643
31121Arizona Diamondbacks1205664.46711.55455034228-2928-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field422517.595
41324San Diego Padres1225468.44314.5457535-7827-3227-36L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park402218.550
51528Colorado Rockies1184969.41517.5564679-11529-3520-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field441529.341

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Chris Getz2b28.354Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)DL-15 Broken left thumb
Johnny Giavotella2b25.039Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
Scott DownsRP36.154Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Activated from DL
Steve GeltzRP24.291Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Optioned to Salt Lake (AAA)
Freddy GalvisSS22.277Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Reinstated from suspension
Freddy GalvisSS22.277Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)DL-15 Lower back strain
Mike EkstromRP28.354Colorado RockiesColorado Springs (AAA)Outrighted to Colorado Springs (AAA)
Trent OeltjenLF-RF29.171Los Angeles DodgersAlbuquerque (AAA)Activated from DL
Alan AhmadyRF-LF24.248St. Louis CardinalsPalm Beach (A+)Assigned to Palm Beach (A+)
Nick CiolliRF-LF24.256Chicago White SoxWinston-Salem (A+)
Franklin GutierrezCF29.178Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Assigned to Tacoma (AAA) for rehab
Mike O'NeillLF24.188St. Louis CardinalsSpringfield (AA)Assigned to Springfield (AA)
Rey Navarro2B-3B22.239Kansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
Andrew LamboRF24.007Pittsburgh PiratesAltoona (AA)Activated from DL
Zach JonesC23.290Arizona DiamondbacksSouth Bend (A)Assigned to South Bend (A)
Rudy FloresIF-OF21.249Arizona DiamondbacksMissoula (Rk)Assigned to Missoula (Rk)
Dennis JonesCF19.348Toronto Blue JaysGulf Coast Blue Jays (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Blue Jays (Rk)
Addison RussellSS 18.207Oakland AthleticsBurlington (A)Assigned to Burlington (A)
Michael VaughnC 21.242Miami MarlinsJamestown (A-)Assigned to Jamestown (A-)
Guillermo MotaP39.024San Francisco GiantsFresno (AAA)Assigned to Fresno (AAA) for rehab
Santos RodriguezP24.229Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Assigned to Charlotte (AAA)
Rich HillP32.160Boston Red SoxPortland (AA)Assigned to Portland (AA) for rehab
Phillip IrwinP25.174Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Assigned to Indianapolis (AAA)
Luke FrenchP26.339Minnesota TwinsNew Britain (AA)Assigned to New Britain (AA)
David BrombergP24.339Minnesota TwinsNew Britain (AA)Assigned to New Britain (AA)
Casey BeckP25.143Toronto Blue JaysLansing (A)Assigned to Lansing (A)
Antwonie HubbardP24.019Cleveland IndiansCarolina (A+)Assigned to Carolina (A+)
Jonathan EdwardsRF24.223Texas RangersMyrtle Beach (A+)Assigned to Myrtle Beach (A+)
Alex SanabiaP23.344Miami MarlinsGulf Coast Marlins (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Marlins (Rk)
Iden NazarioP23.143St. Louis CardinalsPalm Beach (A+)Assigned to Palm Beach (A+)
Carlos Martinez2B-SS23.330Colorado RockiesTri-City (A-)
Alexis LaraP25.148San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)Assigned to San Antonio (AA)
David WaltersP25.005Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Assigned to Norfolk (AAA)
Ryan O'SullivanP21.347Philadelphia PhilliesClearwater (A+)Assigned to Clearwater (A+)
Yunier CastilloSS23.095St. Louis CardinalsQuad Cities (A)Assigned to Quad Cities (A)
Danny SandbrinkP23.056San Francisco GiantsAugusta (A)Assigned to Augusta (A)
Brian StroudP23.304Detroit TigersGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Tigers (Rk) for rehab
Robbie ErlinP21.314San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)Activated from DL
Greg WilliamsP22.231Texas RangersHickory (A)Assigned to Hickory (A)
Yohan AlmonteP22.282New York MetsSavannah (A)Assigned to Savannah (A)
Rubby De La RosaP23.167Los Angeles DodgersRancho Cucamonga (A+)Assigned to Rancho Cucamonga (A+) for rehab
Kevin GausmanP21.224Baltimore OriolesFrederick (A+)Assigned to Frederick (A+)
Christopher HannaP20.164Chicago White SoxKannapolis (A)Assigned to Kannapolis (A)
Stalin GersonP23.357Cincinnati RedsBakersfield (A+)Assigned to Bakersfield (A+)
Nick WittgrenP21.081Miami MarlinsGreensboro (A)Assigned to Greensboro (A)
Melvin Mercedes22.355New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)Assigned to Charleston (Sc) (A)
Alberto Tirado17.251Toronto Blue JaysBluefield (Rk)Assigned to Bluefield (Rk)
Todd RedmondP27.093Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Recalled from Louisville (AAA) 26th man
Mark HardyP24.107San Diego PadresTucson (AAA)Assigned to Tucson (AAA)