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Games on 2012-08-30

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox2Los Angeles Angels5BoxZack GreinkeJon LesterErnesto Frieri
Chicago White Sox3Baltimore Orioles5BoxZachary BrittonJose QuintanaJim Johnson
Oakland Athletics12Cleveland Indians7BoxJarrod ParkerJustin Masterson(none)
Detroit Tigers1Kansas City Royals2BoxJeremy GuthrieRick PorcelloKelvin Herrera
Seattle Mariners5Minnesota Twins4BoxBlake BeavanBrian DuensingTom Wilhelmsen
Tampa Bay Rays0Toronto Blue Jays2BoxCarlos VillanuevaMatt MooreCasey Janssen
Milwaukee Brewers11Chicago Cubs12BoxCarlos MarmolFrancisco Rodriguez(none)
San Francisco Giants8Houston Astros4BoxRyan VogelsongFernando RodriguezSergio Romo
Arizona Diamondbacks2Los Angeles Dodgers0BoxIan KennedyClayton KershawJ.J. Putz
New York Mets2Philadelphia Phillies3BoxKyle KendrickJonathon NieseJonathan Papelbon
St. Louis Cardinals1Washington Nationals8BoxEdwin JacksonJaime Garcia(none)

Standings as of 2012-08-30

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Baltimore Orioles1307555.577--548592-4440-2735-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards321814.563
225New York Yankees1307357.5622.06295339642-2431-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II322210.688
3712Tampa Bay Rays1316962.5276.55484767237-2832-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field312110.677
41225Boston Red Sox1326072.45516.06476252233-3727-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park30921.300
51327Toronto Blue Jays1305674.43119.0592624-3231-3125-43W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre321715.531
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Chicago White Sox1307258.554--6145417341-2331-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field321319.406
247Detroit Tigers1307159.5461.05895602942-2329-36L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park321715.531
3914Kansas City Royals1306763.5155.0538589-5136-2631-37W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium32527.156
41022Cleveland Indians1316170.46611.5532684-15234-3227-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field31724.226
51429Minnesota Twins1315180.38921.5570675-10523-4228-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field311516.484
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
158Los Angeles Angels1317160.542--6225873535-3036-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim311813.581
269Oakland Athletics1307060.5380.55404845637-2933-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum2-68-3.000
3813Texas Rangers1306763.5153.567055911139-2928-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington32266.813
41124Seattle Mariners1326072.45511.5517519-233-3027-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field301515.500
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Washington Nationals1307654.585--56746410337-2439-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park322210.688
2615Atlanta Braves1316764.5119.55935108333-3234-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field31274.871
4817Miami Marlins1316566.49611.5498589-9134-2831-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park31427.129
3716New York Mets1316566.49611.5548584-3632-3333-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field31922.290
51019Philadelphia Phillies1316368.48113.5540568-2834-3529-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park311813.581
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cincinnati Reds1327953.598--5774987941-2538-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark301812.600
2410Pittsburgh Pirates1306961.5319.05415172436-3033-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park321022.313
3918St. Louis Cardinals1316467.48914.563352710637-2927-38L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III31247.774
41221Milwaukee Brewers1306169.46917.06095971237-2924-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park322210.688
51528Chicago Cubs1305476.41524.0488599-11133-3221-44W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field32725.219
61630Houston Astros1314883.36630.5478672-19430-3518-48L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony DeFrancescoJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park31724.226
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134San Francisco Giants1317556.573--5655263938-2737-29W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park311912.613
2511Los Angeles Dodgers1327062.5305.55325062633-3237-30L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium301614.533
31120San Diego Padres1326369.47712.5508555-4733-3330-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park301317.433
41323Arizona Diamondbacks1326171.46214.55825572531-3630-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field302010.667
51426Colorado Rockies1295871.45016.0615713-9833-3525-36W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field33627.182


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Zack BrittonSP24.252Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Optioned to Norfolk (AAA)
Daniel BardRP27.066Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA)
Brian BruneyP30.194Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Transferred to 60-day DL
Tyler Flowersc26.218Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Placed on Paternity Leave
Hector Gimenezc29.336Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Contract purchased from Charlotte (AAA)
Gregory InfanteP25.051-Released by White Sox
Jose Lopez3b28.280Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Contract purchased from Charlotte (AAA)
Matt GuerrierRP34.028Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Activated from DL
Josh WallRP25.221Los Angeles DodgersAlbuquerque (AAA)Optioned to Albuquerque (AAA)
Hector Luna3B30.210-Refused minor league assignment. Elected free agency
Dee GordonSS24.130Los Angeles DodgersAlbuquerque (AAA)Transferred to 60-day DL
Zach StewartSP25.336Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA)
Dylan AxelrodSP27.031Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Optioned to Charlotte (AAA)
Dallas KeuchelSP24.242Houston AstrosOklahoma City (AAA)Optioned to Oklahoma City (AAA)
Matt Dominguez3b23.002Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Recalled from Oklahoma CIty (AAA)
Fautino De Los SantosP26.196Milwaukee BrewersNashville (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Andres SantiagoP22.308Los Angeles DodgersChattanooga (AA)Placed on temporarily inactive list
Matty JohnsonLF-RF24.142Boston Red SoxSalem (A+)Activated from DL
Phil WetherellP22.325New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)Activated from temporary inactive list
Eudy PinaCF21.140New York MetsBrooklyn (A-)DL-7 Injured
Tyler GaffneyOF21.132Pittsburgh PiratesState College (A-)DL-7 Injured
J.T. WatkinsC23.000Boston Red SoxLowell (A-)Military Leave
Seth SchwindenhammerLF-RF21.060Boston Red SoxLowell (A-)DL-7 Injured
Kendrick PerkinsLF20.353Boston Red SoxLowell (A-)DL-7 Injured
Lance BreedloveP21.363Pittsburgh PiratesState College (A-)DL-7 Injured
Zach GoodP20.083Boston Red SoxLowell (A-)DL-7 Injured
Mallex SmithOF19.116San Diego PadresEugene (A-)DL-7 Injured
Clark Murphy1B22.255San Diego PadresEugene (A-)Activated from DL
Tyson Van WinkleC24.210Announced retirement
Victor CapellanP23.037Released by Diamondbacks
Donny MedlingerP21.335Released by Diamondbacks
Jarrod Parks3B24.098Released by Angels
Marc BourgeoisLF23.168Released by Diamondbacks
Porfirio LopezP22.159Released by Pirates
Brian DiceC24.327Released by Marlins
Bryan BerglundP21.301Released by Marlins
Daniel BarbuenaSS-2B19.160Released by Cardinals
Matthew BudgellP19.334Announced retirement
Ronald PenaP 20.346Washington NationalsAuburn (A-)Assigned to Auburn (A-)
Dustin UmbergerP25.201Chicago White SoxBirmingham (AA)Assigned to Birmingham (AA)