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Games on 2015-08-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago White Sox8Los Angeles Angels2BoxJose QuintanaNick Tropeano(none)
Minnesota Twins15Baltimore Orioles2BoxTyler DuffeyMiguel Gonzalez(none)
Kansas City Royals1Boston Red Sox4BoxWade MileyDanny DuffyJunichi Tazawa
Texas Rangers0Detroit Tigers4BoxAlfredo SimonMartin Perez(none)
Tampa Bay Rays1Houston Astros0BoxChris ArcherCollin McHugh(none)
Cleveland Indians3New York Yankees2BoxJosh TomlinIvan NovaCody Allen
Atlanta Braves1Chicago Cubs7BoxJake ArrietaMike Foltynewicz(none)
Arizona Diamondbacks5Cincinnati Reds4BoxDavid HernandezBurke BadenhopBrad Ziegler
Washington Nationals2Colorado Rockies3BoxYohan FlandeMax ScherzerJohn Axford
Philadelphia Phillies7Miami Marlins9BoxBrad HandJerome WilliamsA.J. Ramos
San Francisco Giants0Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxCharlie MortonJake Peavy(none)

Standings as of 2015-08-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125New York Yankees1206753.558--5735056835-2232-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II422022.476
237Toronto Blue Jays1216655.5451.563449613840-2326-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre412714.659
3612Baltimore Orioles1206258.5175.05364795739-2323-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards421923.452
4916Tampa Bay Rays1216061.4967.5451461-1030-2930-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field412021.488
51423Boston Red Sox1215566.45512.5548592-4432-3023-36W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Torey LovulloDave DombrowskiFenway Park412318.561
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Kansas City Royals1207347.608--5214447742-2031-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium422220.524
2815Minnesota Twins1216061.49613.5522539-1738-2422-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorTerry RyanTarget Field412318.561
31018Detroit Tigers1205961.49214.0539578-3929-3030-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad AusmusAlberto AvilaComerica Park411526.366
41120Chicago White Sox1195663.47116.5445508-6330-2826-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field432023.465
51221Cleveland Indians1205664.46717.0479504-2524-3432-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaChris AntonettiProgressive Field412516.610
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Houston Astros1226656.541--5234487542-2124-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D AJ HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park402020.500
2511Los Angeles Angels1216358.5212.54894652439-2424-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBill StonemanAngel Stadium of Anaheim412219.537
3713Texas Rangers1206159.5084.0537566-2928-3033-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon DanielsGlobe Life Park in Arlington422715.643
41322Seattle Mariners1215665.4639.5459543-8426-3330-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lloyd McClendonJack ZduriencikSafeco Field412021.488
51525Oakland Athletics1225369.43413.0493486729-3424-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum401525.375
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1610New York Mets1206456.533--4474242342-2122-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field422616.619
2714Washington Nationals1206060.5004.05004811931-2329-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Matt WilliamsMichael RizzoNationals Park422319.548
31024Atlanta Braves1215368.43811.5442536-9432-2421-44L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerJohn HartTurner Field411427.341
41328Miami Marlins1215071.41314.5459504-4529-3021-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan JenningsMike BergerMarlins Park412120.512
51530Philadelphia Phillies1214774.38817.5452607-15528-3019-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pete MackaninRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park411625.390
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111St. Louis Cardinals1207743.642--47234912346-1931-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III422319.548
223Pittsburgh Pirates1197247.6054.55094347542-1930-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park432617.605
334Chicago Cubs1196851.5718.54864572935-2633-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field432914.674
41126Cincinnati Reds1195168.42925.5465517-5228-2923-39L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt JockettyGreat American Ballpark431330.302
51227Milwaukee Brewers1225270.42626.0479543-6428-3824-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDouglas MelvinMiller Park401624.400
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146Los Angeles Dodgers1206753.558--5024455742-2025-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium422517.595
259San Francisco Giants1216556.5372.55224586435-2430-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park411922.463
3817Arizona Diamondbacks1205961.4928.05435142930-2929-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Chip HaleDave StewartChase Field422022.476
4919San Diego Padres1215962.4888.5485531-4629-2930-33W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Patrick MurphyAJ PrellerPetco Park411526.366
51429Colorado Rockies1194970.41217.5529627-9827-3322-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt WeissJeff BridichCoors Field431924.442


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Jake McGeeRP29.014Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)DL-15 Torn meniscus left knee
Guido KnudsonRP26.015Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Daniel NorrisP22.117Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)DL-15 Right oblique strain
Jose ValdezP25.172Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Recalled from Toledo (AAA)
Anibal SanchezSP31.175Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)DL-15 Right rotator cuff inflammation
Byron BuxtonCF21.245Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Recalled from Rochester (AAA)
Aaron HicksCF25.322Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)DL-15 Strained left hamstring
Scott McGoughRP25.293Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Tomas TelisC24.063Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)Assigned to New Orleans (AAA)
Mike MorinRP24.109Los Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)Assigned to Salt Lake (AAA)
Nick TropeanoP24.358Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA)
Josh HamiltonLF34.091Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)DL-15 Left knee inflammation
Chase AndersonSP27.264Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Recalled from Reno (AAA)
Jeremy HellicksonSP28.134Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)DL-15 Strained left hamstring
Norichika AokiLF33.227San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Activated from DL
Marlon ByrdRF37.355San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Traded from Reds to Giants for Stephen Johnson
Stephen JohnsonP 24.180Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Traded from Giants to Reds for Marlon Byrd
Hunter PenceRF32.129San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)DL-15 Left oblique strain
Tyler CravySP26.038Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)DL-15 Right elbow impingement
Ryan LamarreCF26.272Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Brennan BoeschLF30.130Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Recalled from Louisville (AAA)
Dustin GarneauC28.007Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Michael McKenryC30.169Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)DL-15 Lateral meniscus tear, right knee
Dylan AxelrodRP30.021Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Assigned to Louisville (AAA)
Nate AdcockRP27.177Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Sam LeCureRP31.108Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Chase UtleyDH36.246Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Traded from Phillies to Dodgers for Darnell Sweeney and John Richy
John RichyP23.023Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Traded from Dodgers with Darnell Sweeney to Phillies for Chase Utley
Darnell SweeneySS24.200Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Traded from Dodgers with John Richy to Phillies for Chase Utley
Joey TerdoslavichLF26.345Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Assigned to Gwinnett (AAA)
Freddie Freeman1B25.342Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Activated from DL
Cesar PuelloCF-RF24.141Released by Mets
Drew VerhagenRP24.302Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Recalled from Toledo (AAA)
Justin MastersonRP30.151Released by Red Sox
Josh WallRP28.211Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Pedro FlorimonSS28.253Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Travis SniderLF27.200Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Gerald Lairdc35.281Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Activated from DL
Blake AndersonC19.228Miami MarlinsBatavia (A-)Activated from disabled list
Landon BeckP22.254St. Louis CardinalsPeoria (A)Assigned to Peoria (A)
J.R. BradleyP23.072Arizona DiamondbacksMobile (AA)Assigned to Mobile (AA)
Hunter CervenkaP25.229Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)Assigned to Mississippi (AA)
Jose Diazp22.105Miami MarlinsGulf Coast Marlins (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Marlins (Rk)
Cody EgeP24.104Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)Assigned to New Orleans (AAA)
Phil ErvinOF23.034Cincinnati RedsPensacola (AA)Assigned to Pensacola (AA)
Jake EschP25.146Miami MarlinsJacksonville (AA)Activated from DL
Joshua FieldsRP30.001Houston AstrosCorpus Christi (AA)Assigned to Corpus Christi (AA)
Austin FisherIF22.224Cleveland IndiansAkron (AA)Assigned to Akron (AA)
Cesar Galvez2B24.027Colorado RockiesAsheville (A)Assigned to Asheville (A)
Ryan GebhardtSS23.320Atlanta BravesRome (A)Assigned to Rome (A)
Reymin GuduanP23.157Houston AstrosCorpus Christi (AA)Activated from disabled list
Hector HernandezP24.181Arizona DiamondbacksVisalia (A+)Activated from disabled list
Jake HernandezC23.076New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)Assigned to Charleston (sc) (A)
P.J. Higgins2b22.102Chicago CubsEugene (A-)Assigned to Eugene (A-)
James Kaprielianp21.171New York YankeesStaten Island (A-)Assigned to Staten Island (A-)
Kyle Kellerp22.114Miami MarlinsGreensboro (A)Assigned to Greensboro (A)
Conner KendrickP23.001New York YankeesTampa (A+)Assigned to Tampa (A+)
Jeff Kinleyp23.187Miami MarlinsGreensboro (A)Assigned to Greensboro (A)
Barrett Kleinknecht3B-1B27.021Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)Assigned to Mississippi (AA)
Rob KralC26.145San Diego PadresArizona Padres (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Jeremy LucasC24.222Cleveland IndiansAkron (AA)Activated from disabled list
Parker MarkelP24.339Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)Assigned to Durham (AAA)
Jon MatthewsRF24.136Cincinnati RedsDayton (A)Assigned to Dayton (A)
Kyle McPhersonSP-RP27.283Tampa Bay RaysMontgomery (AA)Activated from disabled list
John MeansP22.118Baltimore OriolesFrederick (A+)Assigned to Frederick (A+)
Ben Meyerp22.202Miami MarlinsGulf Coast Marlins (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Marlins (Rk)
Kevonte Mitchell3B20.008Chicago CubsArizona Cubs (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Cubs (Rk)
Aaron NorthcraftP25.084San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)Assigned to San Antonio (AA)
Hector Olivera2b30.137Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Assigned to Gwinnett (AAA)
Aneury Osoriap21.278Miami MarlinsGulf Coast Marlins (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Marlins (Rk)
Victor PadronOF21.046Detroit TigersWest Michigan (A)Assigned to West Michigan (A)
Daniel PigottC-OF25.320Cincinnati RedsDaytona (A+)Activated from disabled list
Jeremy RathjenOF25.204Los Angeles DodgersTulsa (AA)Activated from disabled list
CJ RobinsonP22.101Miami MarlinsJupiter (A+)Assigned to Jupiter (A+)
Jairo RosarioC22.211Colorado RockiesBoise (A-)Assigned to Boise (A-)
Craig SchlitterP23.096Colorado RockiesAsheville (A)Assigned to Asheville (A)
Tayler ScottP23.080Chicago CubsTennessee (AA)Activated from disabled list
Brett ShankinP25.294Arizona DiamondbacksVisalia (A+)Assigned to Visalia (A+)
Matt SheltonP26.263Los Angeles DodgersRancho Cucamonga (A+)Activated from disabled list
Bryson SmithCF26.246Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Assigned to Louisville (AAA)
Chad SmithP25.322Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)Signed to Minor League Contract
Myles SmithP 23.150Arizona DiamondbacksVisalia (A+)Assigned to Visalia (A+)
Stephen SmithP29.097Los Angeles DodgersOklahoma City (AAA)Reinstated to active roster
Travis SniderLF27.200Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Assigned to Indianapolis (AAA)
Andrew SohnIF22.104St. Louis CardinalsPalm Beach (A+)Assigned to Palm Beach (A+)
Ho-Young SonSS20.362Chicago CubsArizona Cubs (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Cubs (Rk)
Daniel Spingolaof22.107Chicago CubsEugene (A-)Assigned to Eugene (A-)
Tyler Spoonof22.326Boston Red SoxLowell (A-)Assigned to Lowell (A-)
Dennis TorresP25.095Baltimore OriolesDelmarva (A)Reinstated to active roster
Carlos Tovarss20.000Boston Red SoxGulf Coast Red Sox (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Red Sox (Rk)
Blake Trahanss21.349Cincinnati RedsDaytona (A+)Assigned to Daytona (A+)
Colton TurnerP24.215Toronto Blue JaysLansing (A)Assigned to Lansing (A)
Zander Wiel1b22.221Minnesota TwinsElizabethton (Rk)Activated from disabled list
John Williamsp22.103Tampa Bay RaysGulf Coast Rays (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Rays (Rk)
Josh WirsuP21.350St. Louis CardinalsState College (A-)Assigned to State College (A-)
Ross WolfRP32.306Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)Reinstated to active roster
Randy WolfP38.363Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Traded from Blue Jays to Tigers for cash considerations
Greg RossP25.348Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)DL-7 Injured
Pedro Avilap18.218Washington NationalsGulf Coast Nationals (Rk)Assigned to GCL Nationals (Rk)
Garrett Harrisonp22.006Los Angeles DodgersArizona Dodgers (Rk)DL-60 Injured
Daniel CanellasC20.178Los Angeles DodgersArizona Dodgers (Rk)Activated from DL
Jack MurphyC27.136Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)DL-7 Injured