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Games on 2015-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Tampa Bay Rays6Baltimore Orioles3BoxChris ArcherWei-Yin ChenBrad Boxberger
New York Yankees3Boston Red Sox4BoxEduardo RodriguezIvan NovaJean Machi
Seattle Mariners3Houston Astros8BoxDallas KeuchelVidal Nuno(none)
Los Angeles Angels5Oakland Athletics11BoxFelix DoubrontHector Santiago(none)
Cleveland Indians4Toronto Blue Jays2BoxDanny SalazarDavid PriceCody Allen
Miami Marlins4Atlanta Braves0BoxChris NarvesonShelby Miller(none)
Cincinnati Reds13Chicago Cubs6BoxRyan MattheusJustin GrimmAroldis Chapman
Arizona Diamondbacks4Colorado Rockies5BoxSimon CastroBrad Ziegler(none)
San Francisco Giants4Los Angeles Dodgers5BoxChris HatcherMike Broadway(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1New York Mets3BoxBartolo ColonJerad EickhoffJeurys Familia
Texas Rangers0San Diego Padres7BoxTyson RossColby Lewis(none)
Washington Nationals5St. Louis Cardinals8BoxKevin SiegristCasey JanssenTrevor Rosenthal

Standings as of 2015-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Toronto Blue Jays1317457.565--72052919143-2431-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre311912.613
238New York Yankees1307258.5541.56305547637-2635-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II321517.469
3714Tampa Bay Rays1316566.4969.0489508-1932-3333-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field311516.484
41019Baltimore Orioles1316368.48111.05675313639-2724-41L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards311813.581
51221Boston Red Sox1316170.46613.0593630-3734-3227-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Torey LovulloDave DombrowskiFenway Park311714.548
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Kansas City Royals1308050.615--5694848545-2135-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium321517.469
2612Minnesota Twins1306763.51513.0564571-740-2527-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorTerry RyanTarget Field321616.500
3916Cleveland Indians1306466.49216.0534534029-3435-32W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaChris AntonettiProgressive Field311714.548
41120Chicago White Sox1296168.47318.5493551-5833-3228-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field331518.455
51423Detroit Tigers1306070.46220.0567640-7330-3530-35L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad AusmusAlberto AvilaComerica Park311417.452
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Houston Astros1327359.553--57046910146-2127-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D AJ HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park301317.433
2511Texas Rangers1306862.5234.0575601-2632-3236-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon DanielsGlobe Life Park in Arlington322012.625
3815Los Angeles Angels1316566.4967.5520544-2439-2726-39L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBill StonemanAngel Stadium of Anaheim312011.645
41322Seattle Mariners1326171.46212.0512608-9629-3632-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lloyd McClendonJeff KingstonSafeco Field301515.500
51524Oakland Athletics1325874.43915.05495311831-3627-38W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum301020.333
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
157New York Mets1317358.557--5334785544-2329-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field311714.548
2713Washington Nationals1306664.5086.55555253037-2629-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Matt WilliamsMichael RizzoNationals Park321715.531
31227Atlanta Braves1315477.41219.0475615-14033-3021-47L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerJohn HartTurner Field311318.419
41429Miami Marlins1325379.40220.5485548-6330-3623-43W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan JenningsMike BergerMarlins Park301812.600
51530Philadelphia Phillies1325280.39421.5502666-16430-3522-45L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pete MackaninRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park301119.367
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111St. Louis Cardinals1318546.649--53239214047-1938-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III311516.484
223Pittsburgh Pirates1297950.6125.05464658146-2133-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park331914.576
334Chicago Cubs1307456.56910.55335112239-2735-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field32239.719
41025Milwaukee Brewers1305575.42329.5521591-7030-3925-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDouglas MelvinMiller Park321319.406
51126Cincinnati Reds1305476.41530.5518580-6229-3525-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt JockettyGreat American Ballpark321022.313
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146Los Angeles Dodgers1307357.562--5324686445-2128-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium321913.594
2610San Francisco Giants1316962.5274.55645036138-2731-35L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park311516.484
3817San Diego Padres1316467.4899.5536576-4032-3032-37W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Patrick MurphyAJ PrellerPetco Park311021.323
4918Arizona Diamondbacks1316368.48110.55885652331-3532-33L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Chip HaleDave StewartChase Field311615.516
51328Colorado Rockies1295376.41119.5578682-10428-3625-40W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt WeissJeff BridichCoors Field331518.455


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Brennan BoeschLF30.141Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)DL-15 Right ankle contusion
Michael LorenzenRP23.240Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Recalled from Louisville (AAA)
David HolmbergSP24.043Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Assigned to Louisville (AAA)
Caleb ThielbarRP28.212San Diego PadresEl Paso (AAA)Designated for Assignment
Ken RobertsP27.175Philadelphia PhilliesLehigh Valley (AAA)Claimed off waivers from Rockies by Phillies
Alec AsherSP23.332Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Logan VerrettRP25.073New York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)Assigned to Las Vegas (AAA)
Wilfredo TovarSS24.020New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Addison ReedRP26.247New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Traded from Diamondbacks to Mets for Miller Diaz and Matt Koch
Miller DiazP23.070Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Traded from Mets with Matt Koch to Diamondbacks for Addison Reed
Matt KochP24.302Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Traded from Mets with Miller Diaz to Diamondbacks for Addison Reed
Mayckol GuaipeRP25.020Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)Recalled from Tacoma (AAA)
Allen WebsterSP25.202Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Recalled from Reno (AAA)
AJ SchugelP26.065Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Recalled from Reno (AAA)
Silvino BrachoRP23.045Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Angelo Amendolare2b22.272Chicago CubsSouth Bend (A)Assigned to South Bend (A)
Tim AthertonP25.297Oakland AthleticsMidland (AA)Activated from disabled list
Travis BallewP24.122Houston AstrosFresno (AAA)Assigned to Fresno (AAA)
Toller Boardmanp22.289Detroit TigersConnecticut (A-)Assigned to Connecticut (A-)
John BowkerP32.054Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Jake BrighamRP27.203Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Assigned to Gwinnett (AAA)
Lewis BrinsonOF 21.115Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)Assigned to Round Rock (AAA)
Wil BrowningP26.357Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)Assigned to New Hampshire (AA)
Alex BurgC-3B28.022Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)Assigned to Round Rock (AAA)
Devin BurkeP24.192Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)Assigned to Albuquerque (AAA)
Chris Curley3B28.006Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Michael DimockP25.309San Diego PadresEl Paso (AAA)Assigned to El Paso (AAA)
Junior Fernandezp18.182St. Louis CardinalsPalm Beach (A+)Assigned to Palm Beach (A+)
Xavier FernandezC20.047Kansas City RoyalsIdaho Falls (Rk)Assigned to Idaho Falls (Rk)
Randy FontanezP26.105Los Angeles DodgersTulsa (AA)Activated from disabled list
P.J. FrancesconP26.239Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Assigned to Iowa (AAA)
Angel Franco2B25.100Kansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Carlos FriasSP25.291Los Angeles DodgersOklahoma City (AAA)Assigned to Oklahoma City (AAA) for rehab
Jim FullerP28.091Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Marty GanttOF-P25.201Tampa Bay RaysMontgomery (AA)Assigned to Montgomery (AA)
Michael Gibbonsp22.129New York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)Assigned to St. Lucie (A+)
Micah GibbsC27.035Kansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Brandon Glazerp23.215Los Angeles AngelsOrem (Rk)Assigned to Orem (Rk)
Kory Grovesp22.363Baltimore OriolesAberdeen (A-)Assigned to Aberdeen (A-)
Barrett Kleinknecht3B-1B27.032Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Assigned to Gwinnett (AAA)
Matt KochP24.302Arizona DiamondbacksMobile (AA)Assigned to Mobile (AA)
Winston Lavendierp23.024Los Angeles AngelsOrem (Rk)Assigned to Orem (Rk)
Alexander LaviskyC24.230Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)Assigned to Columbus (AAA)
Jose Lopezp20.071Detroit TigersConnecticut (A-)Assigned to Connecticut (A-)
Zach Lutz3b29.089New York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Dillon MaplesP23.114Chicago CubsSouth Bend (A)Reinstated to active roster
Jacob McDavidp22.192Los Angeles AngelsOrem (Rk)Assigned to Orem (Rk)
Yhoxian MedinaSS25.112Cleveland IndiansAkron (AA)Assigned to Akron (AA)
Albert MinnisP23.300Houston AstrosCorpus Christi (AA)Assigned to Corpus Christi (AA)
Sean O'ConnellP23.263Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Assigned to Charlotte (AAA)
David Ocap20.058St. Louis CardinalsState College (A-)Assigned to State College (A-)
Angel PaganCF34.060San Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)Assigned to Sacramento (AAA) for rehab
Jacob PetersenP24.141Los Angeles AngelsOrem (Rk)Assigned to Orem (Rk)
Julio PintoP19.287Kansas City RoyalsIdaho Falls (Rk)Assigned to Idaho Falls (Rk)
James PuglieseP23.019Chicago CubsTennessee (AA)Activated from disabled list
Cody Ransom3b-1b39.196Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Travious RelafordSS23.110San Francisco GiantsAugusta (A)Activated from disabled list
Nick RicklesC25.210Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Drew Robinson3B23.133Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)Assigned to Round Rock (AAA)
Jefry Rodriguezp22.036Washington NationalsHagerstown (A)Assigned to Hagerstown (A)
David RohmRF25.221Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)Activated from disabled list
Edward Salcedo3B24.032Kansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)Activated from disabled list
Jake SanchezP26.012Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Stephen SmithP29.108Los Angeles DodgersTulsa (AA)Activated from disabled list
Ali SolisC27.337Los Angeles DodgersOklahoma City (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Eric StultsSP35.266Los Angeles DodgersOklahoma City (AAA)Assigned to Oklahoma City (AAA)
Derrick SylvesterP24.134Los Angeles DodgersGreat Lakes (A)Assigned to Great Lakes (A)
Andrew Thomep22.230Houston AstrosQuad Cities (A)Assigned to Quad Cities (A)
Franklin TorresSS18.308Los Angeles AngelsOrem (Rk)Assigned to Orem (Rk)
Sam TuivailalaRP22.316St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)Assigned to Memphis (AAA)
JD UnderwoodP22.363Los Angeles DodgersGreat Lakes (A)Activated from disabled list
Julio UriasP19.019Los Angeles DodgersOklahoma City (AAA)Assigned to Oklahoma City (AAA)
Gerwuins VelazcoC23.329St. Louis CardinalsState College (A-)Assigned to State College (A-)
Mike Vinsonp21.203Detroit TigersConnecticut (A-)Assigned to Connecticut (A-)
Doug VotolotoIF24.063Texas RangersFrisco (AA)Assigned to Frisco (AA)
Michael WagnerP23.333Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Assigned to Iowa (AAA)
Jared Walsh1b22.032Los Angeles AngelsOrem (Rk)Assigned to Orem (Rk)
Allen WebsterSP25.202Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Assigned to Reno (AAA)
John Wernerp23.241Texas RangersFrisco (AA)Assigned to Frisco (AA)
Boone WhitingP26.011Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)Reinstated to active roster
J.T. WiseC29.090Texas RangersFrisco (AA)Assigned to Frisco (AA)
Steel RussellC24.360Baltimore OriolesFrederick (A+)Assigned to Frederick (A+)
Jack MurphyC27.147Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)Activated from DL
Israel CuevasP21.346Cincinnati RedsBillings (Rk)Assigned to Billings (Rk)