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Games on 2012-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Texas Rangers5Cleveland Indians3BoxRyan DempsterUbaldo JimenezJoe Nathan
Chicago White Sox4Detroit Tigers7BoxOctavio DotelJake PeavyJose Valverde
Baltimore Orioles6New York Yankees1BoxMiguel GonzalezHiroki Kuroda(none)
Boston Red Sox2Oakland Athletics20BoxBrandon McCarthyAaron Cook(none)
Los Angeles Angels9Seattle Mariners1BoxDan HarenKevin Millwood(none)
Tampa Bay Rays1Toronto Blue Jays2BoxBrandon MorrowJeremy HellicksonCasey Janssen
Philadelphia Phillies8Atlanta Braves5BoxJosh LindblomCristhian MartinezJonathan Papelbon
San Francisco Giants4Chicago Cubs6BoxChris VolstadMadison BumgarnerCarlos Marmol
San Diego Padres5Colorado Rockies4BoxClayton RichardAlex WhiteLuke Gregerson
Cincinnati Reds9Houston Astros3BoxMike LeakeFernando Abad(none)
Arizona Diamondbacks4Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxBrad BergesenMatt GuerrierJ.J. Putz
New York Mets3Miami Marlins0BoxR.A. DickeyNathan Eovaldi(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates3Milwaukee Brewers9BoxMark RogersJeff Karstens(none)
St. Louis Cardinals0Washington Nationals10BoxGio GonzalezAdam Wainwright(none)

Standings as of 2012-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Baltimore Orioles1317655.580--554593-3940-2736-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards311714.548
225New York Yankees1317358.5573.06305399142-2531-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II31229.710
3712Tampa Bay Rays1326963.5237.55494787137-2832-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field30219.700
41125Boston Red Sox1336073.45117.0649645433-3727-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park29920.310
51327Toronto Blue Jays1315774.43519.0594625-3132-3125-43W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre311615.516
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Chicago White Sox1317259.550--6185487041-2331-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field311318.419
247Detroit Tigers1317259.550--5965643243-2329-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park311615.516
3914Kansas City Royals1306763.5154.5538589-5136-2631-37W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium32527.156
41023Cleveland Indians1326171.46211.5535689-15434-3327-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field30723.233
51429Minnesota Twins1315180.38921.0570675-10523-4228-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field311516.484
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
158Los Angeles Angels1327260.545--6315884335-3037-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim301713.567
269Oakland Athletics1317160.5420.55604867438-2933-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1-78-7.000
3813Texas Rangers1316863.5193.567556211339-2929-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington31256.806
41224Seattle Mariners1336073.45112.5518528-1033-3127-42L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field291514.517
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Washington Nationals1317754.588--57746411338-2439-30W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park312110.677
2615Atlanta Braves1326765.50810.55985188033-3334-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field30273.900
3716New York Mets1326666.50011.5551584-3332-3334-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field30822.267
4817Miami Marlins1326567.49212.5498592-9434-2931-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park30426.133
51018Philadelphia Phillies1326468.48513.5548573-2534-3530-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park301713.567
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cincinnati Reds1338053.602--5865018541-2539-28W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark291712.586
2410Pittsburgh Pirates1316962.52710.05445261836-3033-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park311021.323
3919St. Louis Cardinals1326468.48515.56335379637-2927-39L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III30246.800
41221Milwaukee Brewers1316269.47317.06186001838-2924-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park312110.677
51528Chicago Cubs1315576.42024.0494603-10934-3221-44W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field31625.194
61630Houston Astros1324884.36431.5481681-20030-3618-48L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony DeFrancescoJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park30723.233
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134San Francisco Giants1327557.568--5695323738-2737-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park301911.633
2511Los Angeles Dodgers1337063.5265.55355102533-3337-30L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium291613.552
31120San Diego Padres1336469.48111.5513559-4633-3331-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park291217.414
41322Arizona Diamondbacks1336271.46613.55865602631-3631-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field291910.655
51426Colorado Rockies1305872.44616.0619718-9933-3625-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field32626.188


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Matt Carsonlf31.061Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Recalled from Rochester (AAA)
Denard Spancf28.186Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)DL-15 Strained right sternoclavicular joint
Randy WolfSP-RP36.009Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract extension thru 2012
Daniel MoskosP26.125Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Outrighted to Charlotte (AAA)
Jeff Baker1B-2B31.071Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Designated for assignment
Jeff Bakerlf31.071Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Traded from Tigers to Braves for future considerations
Avisail Garciarf21.080Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Recalled from Erie (AA)
Pedro FigueroaRP26.281Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Recalled from Sacramento (AAA)
Jim MillerRP30.125Oakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)Optioned to Sacramento (AAA)
Jeff BeliveauRP25.226Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Recalled from Iowa (AAA)
Brooks RaleySP24.063Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Optioned to Iowa (AAA)
Kristopher NegronSS-2B26.211Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)DL-15 Torn ACL
Jeff Clement1b29.010Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Outrighted to Indianapolis (AAA)
Kyle McPhersonSP-RP24.294Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Recalled from Indianapolis (AAA)
Alex Presleylf27.037Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Recalled from Indianapolis (AAA)
Chase D'ArnaudSS25.222Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Optioned to Indianapolis (AAA)
Rafael Furcalss35.007St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)DL-15 Torn UCL, Right elbow
Pete Kozmass24.142St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Recalled from Memphis (AAA)
Cody Ransom3b-ss36.196Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Claimed off waivers from Brewers by Diamondbacks
Sean RodriguezSS-2B27.127Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Recalled from Durham (AAA)
Sean Rodriguez3b27.127Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)DL-15 Fractured right hand
Jack Wilson2B-SS34.245-Released by Braves
Hector Luna3B30.211Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
J.C. Boscanc32.249Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Recalled from Gwinnett (AAA)
Steel RussellC21.360Baltimore OriolesDelmarva (A)Assigned to Delmarva (A)
Frankie ReedP24.201Miami MarlinsJamestown (A-)Assigned to Jamestown (A-)
Sandy RosarioRP27.009Miami MarlinsJacksonville (AA)Assigned to Jacksonville (AA)