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Games on 2012-09-02

Top2012 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALTexas Rangers8Cleveland Indians3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch919,4742:54Derek HollandZach McAllisterDerek Holland (10-6)Zach McAllister (5-6)-Ron WashingtonManny ActaProgressive Field
ALChicago White Sox2Detroit Tigers4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch942,1922:52Chris SaleJustin VerlanderJustin Verlander (13-7)Chris Sale (15-6)Jose Valverde (28)Robin VenturaJim LeylandComerica Park
ALMinnesota Twins4Kansas City Royals6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch923,6412:55Esmerling VasquezLuis MendozaTim Collins (5-2)Esmerling Vasquez (0-1)Greg Holland (10)Ron GardenhireNed YostKauffman Stadium
ALBaltimore Orioles8New York Yankees3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch946,5013:19Chris TillmanPhil HughesRandy Wolf (4-10)Phil Hughes (13-12)-Buck ShowalterJoe GirardiYankee Stadium II
ALBoston Red Sox2Oakland Athletics6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch925,3142:51Daisuke MatsuzakaBrett AndersonBrett Anderson (3-0)Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-4)-Bobby ValentineBob MelvinOakland-Alameda C
ALLos Angeles Angels1Seattle Mariners2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch920,5842:48Jered WeaverHisashi IwakumaHisashi Iwakuma (6-3)Jered Weaver (16-4)Tom Wilhelmsen (22)Mike SciosciaEric WedgeSafeco Field
ALTampa Bay Rays9Toronto Blue Jays4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch918,5682:58David PriceRicky RomeroDavid Price (17-5)Ricky Romero (8-13)-Joe MaddonJohn FarrellRogers Centre
NLPhiladelphia Phillies7Atlanta Braves8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch936,3943:28Cole HamelsPaul MaholmPeter Moylan (1-0)Jonathan Papelbon (3-6)-Charlie ManuelFredi GonzalezTurner Field
NLSan Francisco Giants7Chicago Cubs5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch939,7603:07Matt CainTravis WoodSantiago Casilla (6-5)Carlos Marmol (2-3)Javier Lopez (6)Bruce BochyDale SveumWrigley Field
NLSan Diego Padres10Colorado Rockies11Boxscore - PBP - Pitch930,6783:22Casey KellyJeff FrancisGuillermo Moscoso (1-1)Brad Brach (1-4)Rafael Betancourt (27)Buddy BlackJim TracyCoors Field
NLCincinnati Reds5Houston Astros3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch917,2913:07Bronson ArroyoBud NorrisJose Arredondo (6-2)Xavier Cedeno (0-1)Aroldis Chapman (34)Dusty BakerTony DeFrancescoMinute Maid Park
NLArizona Diamondbacks4Los Angeles Dodgers5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch931,6073:02Wade MileyChris CapuanoRonald Belisario (4-1)J.J. Putz (1-5)-Kirk GibsonDon MattinglyDodger Stadium
NLNew York Mets5Miami Marlins1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch925,3332:22Chris YoungMark BuehrleChris Young (4-7)Mark Buehrle (12-12)-Terry CollinsOzzie GuillenMarlins Park
NLPittsburgh Pirates8Milwaukee Brewers12Boxscore - PBP - Pitch932,7283:38James McDonaldYovani GallardoKameron Loe (5-4)James McDonald (12-7)John Axford (23)Clint HurdleRon RoenickeMiller Park
NLSt. Louis Cardinals3Washington Nationals4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch931,0963:01Jake WestbrookStephen StrasburgRyan Mattheus (5-1)Lance Lynn (13-6)Tyler Clippard (29)Mike MathenyDavey JohnsonNationals Park
15 Games on this date

Standings as of 2012-09-02.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Baltimore Orioles1337756.579--565600-3540-2737-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards291613.552
225New York Yankees1337459.5563.06375508743-2631-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II29218.724
3711Tampa Bay Rays1347163.5306.55634867737-2834-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field28199.679
41226Boston Red Sox1356075.44418.0652658-633-3727-38L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park27918.333
51327Toronto Blue Jays1335776.42920.0602639-3732-3325-43L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre291613.552
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Detroit Tigers1337459.556--6055673845-2329-36W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park291415.483
269Chicago White Sox1337261.5412.06215576441-2331-38L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field291316.448
3914Kansas City Royals1336865.5116.0552604-5237-2831-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium29425.138
41022Cleveland Indians1346272.46312.5542700-15835-3427-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field28622.214
51429Minnesota Twins1345381.39621.5585689-10423-4230-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field281315.464
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Oakland Athletics1337360.549--5734898440-2933-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum-1-98
258Los Angeles Angels1347361.5450.56375924535-3038-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim281612.571
3813Texas Rangers1336964.5194.068656911739-2930-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington29245.828
41125Seattle Mariners1356174.45213.0522534-1234-3227-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field271413.519
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Washington Nationals1337954.594--59047711340-2439-30W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park291910.655
3715New York Mets1346866.50711.5561588-2732-3336-33W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field28622.214
2616Atlanta Braves1346866.50711.56075307734-3434-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field28262.929
5918Philadelphia Phillies1346569.48514.5560582-2234-3531-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park281612.571
4817Miami Marlins1346569.48514.5502602-10034-3131-38L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park28424.143
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cincinnati Reds1358154.600--5925068641-2540-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark271611.593
2512Pittsburgh Pirates1337063.52610.05545411336-3034-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park29920.310
31019St. Louis Cardinals1346470.47816.56465509637-2927-41L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III28244.857
41221Milwaukee Brewers1336370.47417.06336102339-3024-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park29209.690
51528Chicago Cubs1335578.41425.0501615-11434-3421-44L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field29623.207
61630Houston Astros1344985.36631.5486687-20131-3718-48L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony DeFrancescoJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park28622.214
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134San Francisco Giants1347757.575--5815394238-2739-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park281711.607
2410Los Angeles Dodgers1357263.5335.55425152735-3337-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium271413.519
31120San Diego Padres1356471.47413.5524579-5533-3331-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park271215.444
41323Arizona Diamondbacks1356273.45915.55915672431-3631-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field27198.704
51424Colorado Rockies1326072.45516.0639729-9035-3625-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field30426.133

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Jake DiekmanRP25.224Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Recalled from Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Brandon GomesRP28.049Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Recalled from Durham (AAA)
Collin Cowgillcf-lf26.103Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Recalled from Sacramento (AAA)
Brandon Hicksss26.353Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Recalled from Sacramento (AAA)
Brandon Inge3b35.106Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Activated from DL
Matt Downs1b28.167Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Recalled from Oklahoma CIty (AAA)
Brandon Laird3b24.357Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Claimed off waivers from Yankees by Astros
Jordan Schafercf25.363Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Activated from DL
Jose ValdezRP29.223Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Contract purchased from Oklahoma City (AAA)
John ElyRP26.108Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Contract purchased from Albuquerque (AAA)
Tim FederowiczC25.028Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Recalled from Albuquerque (AAA)
Javy GuerraRP26.306Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Recalled from Albuquerque (AAA)
Alfredo SilverioCF-LF25.119Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)DL-60 Concussion [Auto accident]
Andrew CashnerSP25.356San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Activated from DL
Joe ThatcherRP31.145San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Activated from DL
Jason Giambi1B41.237Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Activated from DL
Guillermo MoscosoRP28.293Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA)
Chris McMurrayC25.325Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Adam Eatoncf23.270Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Activated from DL
Wes Timmons2B-1B33.052Oakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)Activated from DL
Andrew CarrawayP25.363Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Activated from temporary inactive list
Ryan BakerC27.297New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Activated from DL
Oswaldo Navarro3B27.335New York MetsBuffalo (AAA)Activated from DL
Logan KensingP30.061Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Activated from DL
Manuel Mayorson2B29.176Washington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)Activated from DL
Miguel PerezC28.343Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Activated from DL
Roberto PerezC23.253Cleveland IndiansAkron (AA)Activated from DL
Val MajewskiLF-RF31.174Texas RangersFrisco (AA)Activated from DL
Keyvius SampsonP21.239San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)DL-7 Injured
Kyle ParkerRF22.337Colorado RockiesModesto (A+)Placed on temporarily inactive list
Chris Bisson2B23.019San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)DL-7 Injured
Frazier Hall1B24.091Arizona DiamondbacksVisalia (A+)Traded from Angels to Diamondbacks
Stephen LandazuriP20.240Seattle MarinersClinton (A)Activated from DL
Alex WoodP21.233Atlanta BravesRome (A)DL-7 Injured
Jesus SolorzanoCF22.025Miami MarlinsJamestown (A-)Activated from DL
Mason HopeP20.067Miami MarlinsJamestown (A-)DL-7 Jaw fracture
John KillenP22.013Kansas City RoyalsIdaho Falls (Rk)DL-7 Injured
Sam Bates1B22.199Kansas City RoyalsIdaho Falls (Rk)DL-7 Injured
Frank HerrmannRP28.095Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Recalled from Columbus (AAA)
Justin De FratusRP24.317Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Recalled from Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Ivan DeJesus2B25.124Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA)
Alejandro De Azacf28.144Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Activated from DL
Al AlburquerqueRP26.084Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Recalled from Toledo (AAA)
Miguel SocolovichRP26.040Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Recalled from Iowa (AAA)
Bobby AbreuDH38.175Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Contract purchased from Albuquerque (AAA)
Chris WithrowP23.154Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)DL-60 Torn pectoral muscle
Edgmer EscalonaRP25.331Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Activated from DL
Tom KoehlerRP26.065Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Recalled from New Orleans (AAA)
Edgar GonzalezSP29.191Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Contract purchased from Oklahoma City (AAA)
Lorenzo BarceloP35.023Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Devin Mesoracoc24.075Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Recalled from Louisville (AAA)
Dan JenningsP25.138Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)
Pat ReardonC24.315Released by Newark (CanAm)