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Games on 2015-05-02

Top2015 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALTampa Bay Rays0Baltimore Orioles4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch912,7892:33Chris ArcherMiguel GonzalezMiguel Gonzalez (3-1)Chris Archer (3-3)Brad Brach (1)Kevin CashBuck ShowalterTropicana Field
ALNew York Yankees4Boston Red Sox2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch936,6112:44Nathan EovaldiWade MileyNathan Eovaldi (2-0)Wade Miley (1-3)Dellin Betances (1)Joe GirardiJohn FarrellFenway Park
ALToronto Blue Jays11Cleveland Indians4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch918,0083:23Aaron SanchezCorey KluberAaron Sanchez (2-2)Corey Kluber (0-4)-John GibbonsTerry FranconaProgressive Field
ALSeattle Mariners4Houston Astros11Boxscore - PBP - Pitch924,4352:38Taijuan WalkerCollin McHughCollin McHugh (4-0)Taijuan Walker (1-3)-Lloyd McClendonA.J. HinchMinute Maid Park
ALDetroit Tigers2Kansas City Royals1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch938,6922:55David PriceEdinson VolquezDavid Price (3-1)Edinson Volquez (2-3)-Brad AusmusNed YostKauffman Stadium
ALChicago White Sox3Minnesota Twins5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch930,5513:05Hector NoesiRicky NolascoRicky Nolasco (1-1)Hector Noesi (0-3)Glen Perkins (8)Robin VenturaPaul MolitorTarget Field
ALOakland Athletics7Texas Rangers8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1032,2073:45Drew PomeranzNick MartinezKeone Kela (1-1)Ryan Cook (0-2)-Bob MelvinJeff BanisterGlobe Life Park i
ALOakland Athletics7Texas Rangers8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1032,2073:45Drew PomeranzNick MartinezKeone Kela (1-1)Ryan Cook (0-2)-Bob MelvinJeff BanisterRangers Ballpark
NLCincinnati Reds8Atlanta Braves4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch929,5152:34Jason MarquisEric StultsJason Marquis (3-1)Eric Stults (1-2)-Bryan PriceFredi GonzalezTurner Field
NLMilwaukee Brewers6Chicago Cubs1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch934,8783:05Michael FiersJake ArrietaMichael Fiers (1-3)Jake Arrieta (3-2)-Ron RoenickeJoe MaddonWrigley Field
NLArizona Diamondbacks4Los Angeles Dodgers6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch943,6173:14Jeremy HellicksonScott BakerJuan Nicasio (1-1)Evan Marshall (0-1)Chris Hatcher (2)Chip HaleDon MattinglyDodger Stadium
NLPhiladelphia Phillies0Miami Marlins7Boxscore - PBP - Pitch933,3482:38Cole HamelsDan HarenDan Haren (3-1)Cole Hamels (1-3)-Ryne SandbergMike RedmondMarlins Park
NLWashington Nationals1New York Mets0Boxscore - PBP - Pitch939,7302:31Gio GonzalezJon NieseGio Gonzalez (2-2)Jon Niese (2-2)Drew Storen (6)Matt WilliamsTerry CollinsCiti field
NLColorado Rockies2San Diego Padres4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch928,0582:57Jorge de la RosaBrandon MorrowBrandon Morrow (2-0)Jorge de la Rosa (0-2)Craig Kimbrel (7)Walt WeissBuddy BlackPetco Park
IntLos Angeles Angels4San Francisco Giants5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch941,2872:36Hector SantiagoTim HudsonTim Hudson (1-2)Hector Santiago (2-2)Santiago Casilla (7)Mike SciosciaBruce BochyAT&T Park
NLPittsburgh Pirates1St. Louis Cardinals2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1145,0953:27Francisco LirianoJohn LackeyCarlos Villanueva (3-1)Jared Hughes (0-1)-Clint HurdleMike MathenyBusch Stadium III
16 Games on this date

Standings as of 2015-05-02.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147New York Yankees24159.625--11688286-69-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II1387266.522
259Tampa Bay Rays241311.5422.08990-16-67-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field1386771.486
3616Baltimore Orioles221111.5003.0116106107-54-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards1407070.500
4715Boston Red Sox241212.5003.0117126-96-66-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellBen CheringtonFenway Park1386672.478
5917Toronto Blue Jays251213.4803.513712895-57-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre1378156.591
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Kansas City Royals24168.667--12477479-37-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1387959.572
235Detroit Tigers25169.6400.511110388-58-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad AusmusDave DombrowskiComerica Park1365878.426
3811Minnesota Twins241212.5004.092103-118-44-8W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorTerry RyanTarget Field1387167.514
41326Chicago White Sox21813.3816.56795-286-32-10L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field1416873.482
51427Cleveland Indians23815.3487.592113-213-85-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaChris AntonettiProgressive Field1387365.529
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Houston Astros24177.708--11882367-510-2W9T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park1386969.500
21021Los Angeles Angels241113.4586.09596-14-67-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim1387464.536
31124Seattle Mariners241014.4177.086111-255-75-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lloyd McClendonJack ZduriencikSafeco Field1386672.478
41225Oakland Athletics251015.4007.5124112124-96-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1375879.423
51528Texas Rangers23815.3488.588110-223-85-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1398059.576
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136New York Mets25169.640--101821911-25-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field1377463.540
2712Miami Marlins241212.5003.510890188-64-6W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike RedmondDan JenningsMarlins Park1385979.428
31120Atlanta Braves241113.4584.5102114-125-76-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerJohn HartTurner Field1385682.406
41222Washington Nationals251114.4405.0104111-75-56-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Matt WilliamsMichael RizzoNationals Park1377265.526
51429Philadelphia Phillies25817.3208.066120-546-62-11L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Ryne SandbergRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park1375582.401
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111St. Louis Cardinals23176.739--96573910-27-4W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1398356.597
248Chicago Cubs22139.5913.5918387-66-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field1408456.600
4613Pittsburgh Pirates241212.5005.59175166-46-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1388652.623
3814Cincinnati Reds241212.5005.5100103-36-56-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bryan PriceWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1385286.377
51530Milwaukee Brewers24618.25011.577120-433-103-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park1386276.449
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Los Angeles Dodgers23158.652--114813312-23-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium1397762.554
2510San Diego Padres251312.5203.0123113108-75-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackA.J. PrellerPetco Park1376176.445
3918Colorado Rockies231112.4784.093123-304-57-7L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt WeissJeff BridichCoors Field1395782.410
41019San Francisco Giants241113.4584.574100-266-65-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park1387365.529
51323Arizona Diamondbacks231013.4355.010010006-84-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Chip HaleDave StewartChase Field1396970.496

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Scott CopelandP27.139Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Ezequiel CarreraLF27.326Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Brian DuensingRP32.069Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Activated from DL
Ricky NolascoSP32.140Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Activated from DL
Caleb ThielbarRP28.091Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Assigned to Rochester (AAA)
Tim StaufferRP32.334Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)DL-15 Right intercostal strain
Ryan PresslyRP26.138Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Recalled from Rochester (AAA)
Tommy MiloneSP28.075Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Assigned to Rochester (AAA)
Tim CooneyP24.134St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)Assigned to Memphis (AAA)
Miguel SocolovichP28.282St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Tommy PhamCF27.055St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Dalton PompeyCF22.142Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Maicer Izturisss-2b34.232Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Daniel NorrisP22.007Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Grant BalfourRP37.123Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Dilson Herrera2B21.060New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Recalled from Las Vegas (AAA)
Grant Green2b27.218Los Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)Assigned to Salt Lake (AAA)
Efren Navarro1B28.353Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA)
Alcides Escobarss28.137Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)DL-7 Concussion and left cheek contusion
Carlos Quentinlf32.247Announced retirement
T.J. HouseP25.215Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)DL-15 Left shoulder inflammation
Tyler HoltCF26.053Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Recalled from Columbus (AAA)
Cory MazzoniP25.195San Diego PadresEl Paso (AAA)Assigned to El Paso (AAA)
Nick VincentRP28.294San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Recalled from El Paso (AAA)
Blake SwihartC23.029Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA)
Carlos GomezCF29.149Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Activated from DL
Alex HassanLF27.031Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Claimed off waivers from Rangers by Athletics and assigned to minors
Chad BellP26.063Texas RangersFrisco (AA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Steven HensleyP28.126Los Angeles AngelsArizona Angels (Rk)Assigned to AZL Angels (Rk)
Adrian SalcedoP24.086Minnesota TwinsChattanooga (AA)Suspended 80 games for violating minor league drug program.
Dylan UnsworthP22.221Seattle MarinersEverett (A-)Assigned to Everett (A-)
Kyle GaedeleCF25.182San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)DL-7 Injured
Leon LandryCF25.224Seattle MarinersJackson (AA)DL-7 Injured
Justin McCalvinP22.352Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Assigned to extended spring training
Nick MutzP24.321Released by Padres
Tyler HoranOF24.151San Francisco GiantsSan Jose (A+)DL-7 Injured
Jacob SmigelskiP22.316Miami MarlinsBatavia (A-)Assigned to Batavia (A-)
Miles NordgrenP22.324Minnesota TwinsGulf Coast Twins (Rk)Assigned to GCL Twins (Rk)
Randy OrtizOF21.321San Francisco GiantsAugusta (A)DL-7 Injured
Chris LambP24.307Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Assigned to extended spring training
Yadir Drakeof25.020Texas RangersTulsa (AA)Assigned to Tulsa (AA)
Yoan LopezP22.120Arizona DiamondbacksMobile (AA)Assigned to Mobile (AA)
Abiatal AvelinoSS20.077New York YankeesTampa (A+)Assigned to Tampa (A+)
Roger Bernadinacf30.324Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Audy Ciriaco3B27.321Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Boomer CollinsIF25.323Toronto Blue JaysLansing (A)Activated from disabled list
Daniel CorderoP21.329Atlanta BravesRome (A)Assigned to Rome (A)
Johnny DavisLF25.006Milwaukee BrewersBrevard County (A+)Activated from disabled list
Jonathan DavisIF22.355Toronto Blue JaysLansing (A)Activated from disabled list
Austin FleetP28.015San Francisco GiantsSan Jose (A+)Assigned to San Jose (A+)
Josh Fuentes3B21.134Colorado RockiesAsheville (A)Assigned to Asheville (A)
Michael FulmerP22.048New York MetsBinghamton (AA)Assigned to Binghamton (AA)
Ryan GebhardtSS23.210Arizona DiamondbacksKane County (A)Assigned to Kane County (A)
Reymin GuduanP23.047Houston AstrosQuad Cities (A)Assigned to Quad Cities (A)
Sean JamiesonSS26.061Arizona DiamondbacksMobile (AA)Activated from disabled list
Dedgar JimenezP19.057Boston Red SoxGreenville (A)Assigned to Greenville (A)
Mycal JonesCF27.338Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Patrick KaminskaP24.086Texas RangersHigh Desert (A+)Assigned to High Desert (A+)
Casey Kotchman1b32.069Kansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
Paul KronenfeldOF-1B23.218Cincinnati RedsDayton (A)Assigned to Dayton (A)
Casey LawrenceP27.187Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Luis LiberatoOF19.136Seattle MarinersClinton (A)Assigned to Clinton (A)
Christian LopesSS22.213Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)Assigned to New Hampshire (AA)
Shane McCainOF23.272Texas RangersHigh Desert (A+)Assigned to High Desert (A+)
Ty McFarland2B23.202New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)Activated from disabled list
Zach MortonP24.294Houston AstrosLancaster (A+)Reinstated to active roster
Martin PegueroSS21.180Seattle MarinersBakersfield (A+)Assigned to Bakersfield (A+)
Ryan PerryP28.078Detroit TigersErie (AA)Activated from disabled list
T.J. Rivera2B26.187New York MetsBinghamton (AA)Activated from disabled list
Ryan Schimpf2B27.021Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Brennan SmithP25.271Detroit TigersLakeland (A+)Assigned to Lakeland (A+)
Benny SuarezP 23.217Cleveland IndiansAkron (AA)Assigned to Akron (AA)
Isaias TejedaC23.187New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)Assigned to Charleston (sc) (A)
Jan VazquezC24.003Colorado RockiesNew Britain (AA)Assigned to New Britain (AA)
Andrew VelazquezSS 20.292Tampa Bay RaysCharlotte (A+)Activated from disabled list
Shane ZeileC21.322Detroit TigersWest Michigan (A)Activated from disabled list
Casper Wellscf30.160Released by Tigers
Cristhian AdamesSS23.281Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Daniel CorcinoP24.249Los Angeles DodgersOgden (Rk)Assigned to Ogden (Rk)
Barret LouxP26.026Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Fabio Martinez MesaP25.185Released by Dodgers
Jeremy HazelbakerCF-RF27.262Released by Dodgers
Matt SwynenbergP26.075Washington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)Placed on restricted list
Shawn ZarragaC26.101Los Angeles DodgersTulsa (AA)DL-7 Injured
Trevor BrownC23.169San Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Colin Moran3B-1B22.213Houston AstrosCorpus Christi (AA)DL-7 Jaw fracture [Hit in face with ball sliding into 2B]
Glenn SparkmanP22.356Kansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)DL-7 Injured
Jonathan GarciaRF23.173Released by Dodgers
Omar DuranP25.065Released by Tigers
Tanner PoppeP24.287Biloxi (AA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Aaron BrownRF22.316Philadelphia PhilliesClearwater (A+)DL-7 Injured
Burt Reynoldsof26.231Seattle MarinersBakersfield (A+)DL-7 Injured
Exicardo CayonesRF23.206Released by Angels
Lewis BrinsonOF 20.359Texas RangersHigh Desert (A+)DL-7 Injured
Alvaro NoriegaC20.174New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Assigned to extended spring training
Arvicent PerezC21.108Detroit TigersConnecticut (A-)Assigned to Connecticut (A-)
Brandon DiazCF20.018Milwaukee BrewersWisconsin (A)DL-7 Injured
Brett BrueningP26.123Released by White Sox
Ethan GrossIF23.233Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Assigned to extended spring training
Fernery Ozuna2B19.175Arizona DiamondbacksKane County (A)DL-7 Injured
Giancarlo Brugnoni1B24.066Detroit TigersConnecticut (A-)Assigned to Connecticut (A-)
Henry Garcia1B21.223Colorado RockiesBoise (A-)Assigned to Boise (A-)
Jake GatewoodSS19.220Milwaukee BrewersWisconsin (A)DL-7 Righ tknee
Jose JavierSS22.228New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Assigned to extended spring training
Richie PedrozaIF23.286Released by Cardinals
Rob HuberP23.115Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Placed on temporary inactive list
Taylor AikenheadP23.032San Diego PadresTri City (A-)Assigned to Tri-City (A-)
Andrew LockettP 20.364San Diego PadresTri-City (A-)Assigned to Tri-City (A-)
Zach LoraineP24.267Released by Cardinals
Austin ChrismonP22.228Houston AstrosQuad Cities (A)Placed on temporary inactive list