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Saturday August 20,2016This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Games on 2016-08-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees5Los Angeles Angels1BoxLuis CessaRicky Nolasco(none)
Houston Astros12Baltimore Orioles2BoxMichael FiersChris Tillman(none)
Oakland Athletics2Chicago White Sox6BoxChris SaleRoss DetwilerDavid Robertson
Toronto Blue Jays6Cleveland Indians5BoxJoe BiaginiJosh TomlinRoberto Osuna
Boston Red Sox3Detroit Tigers2BoxDrew PomeranzDaniel NorrisCraig Kimbrel
Minnesota Twins0Kansas City Royals10BoxIan KennedyHector Santiago(none)
Milwaukee Brewers2Seattle Mariners8BoxFelix HernandezWily Peralta(none)
Texas Rangers2Tampa Bay Rays8BoxJake OdorizziA.J. Griffin(none)
Washington Nationals11Atlanta Braves9BoxMax ScherzerTyrell JenkinsMark Melancon
Los Angeles Dodgers1Cincinnati Reds11BoxBrandon FinneganBrett Anderson(none)
Chicago Cubs9Colorado Rockies2BoxTrevor CahillJeff Hoffman(none)
St. Louis Cardinals2Philadelphia Phillies4BoxJeremy HellicksonLuke WeaverJeanmar Gomez
Miami Marlins3Pittsburgh Pirates1BoxDavid PhelpsChad KuhlFernando Rodney
Arizona Diamondbacks2San Diego Padres1BoxRobbie RayClayton RichardEnrique Burgos
New York Mets9San Francisco Giants5BoxBartolo ColonMatt Moore(none)

Standings as of 2016-08-20

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Toronto Blue Jays1237053.569--5944989636-2634-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsRoss AtkinsRogers Centre391920.487
246Boston Red Sox1226953.5660.567255112138-2731-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellDave DombrowskiFenway Park402416.600
359Baltimore Orioles1226755.5492.55765562040-2127-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards402218.550
4815New York Yankees1226359.5166.5510537-2735-2728-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II402119.525
51326Tampa Bay Rays1215170.42118.0508526-1829-3522-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field411724.415
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Cleveland Indians1217051.579--61350910438-2332-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaMike ChernoffProgressive Field402416.600
2712Detroit Tigers1236459.5207.0561557434-2630-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad AusmusAlberto AvilaComerica Park382216.579
3917Kansas City Royals1236360.5128.0493517-2439-2124-39W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium391821.462
41120Chicago White Sox1225864.47512.5489536-4730-2728-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field402020.500
51529Minnesota Twins1234974.39822.0561659-9825-3724-37L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorRob AntonyTarget Field391029.256
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Texas Rangers1247351.589--578573539-2034-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon Daniels382216.579
2610Seattle Mariners1226656.5416.05735215235-2531-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Scott ServaisJerry DipotoSafeco Field402020.500
31016Houston Astros1236360.5129.55645204434-2829-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park392118.538
41223Oakland Athletics1235370.43119.5493592-9928-3525-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinDavid ForstOakland-Alameda County Coliseum391623.410
51428Los Angeles Angels1235172.41521.5548593-4528-3323-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBilly EpplerAngel Stadium of Anaheim392316.590
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Washington Nationals1227349.598--59444814636-2337-26W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerMichael RizzoNationals Park402218.550
2613Miami Marlins1236459.5209.55255121331-2833-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyMichael HillMarlins Park381523.395
3818New York Mets1236162.49612.5467479-1231-3030-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field392613.667
41021Philadelphia Phillies1245866.46816.0473584-11130-3228-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pete MackaninMatt KlentakCitizens Bank Park381325.342
51530Atlanta Braves1234479.35829.5444598-15418-4426-35L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerJohn CoppolellaTurner Field382414.632
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Chicago Cubs1227844.639--62741221545-1933-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field392514.641
2511St. Louis Cardinals1226557.53313.06055337228-3337-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III402119.525
3714Pittsburgh Pirates1206258.51715.0547544333-2729-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park411625.390
41122Cincinnati Reds1225369.43425.0548651-10331-3022-39W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WilliamsGreat American Ballpark401525.375
51224Milwaukee Brewers1225270.42626.0497584-8733-2919-41L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDavid StearnsMiller Park402119.525
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137San Francisco Giants1236855.553--5565055135-2733-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park391920.487
248Los Angeles Dodgers1226755.5490.55454905538-2429-31L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave RobertsFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium402416.600
3919Colorado Rockies1235964.4809.06496381131-3128-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt WeissJeff BridichCoors Field391623.410
41325San Diego Padres1235271.42316.0535601-6629-3123-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy GreenA.J. PrellerPetco Park391623.410
51427Arizona Diamondbacks1235172.41517.0560681-12121-4030-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Chip HaleDave StewartChase Field391821.462

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Stephen Alemaisss21.130Pittsburgh PiratesWest Virginia (A)Assigned to West Virginia (A)
Forrestt AlldayOF25.118Los Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)Assigned to Salt Lake (AAA)
Shawn ArmstrongRP25.343Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)Assigned to Columbus (AAA)
Blake Bassp23.078Texas RangersHickory (A)Reinstated to active roster
Omar Bencomop27.191Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Assigned to Rochester (AAA)
Christian BergmanRP28.108Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)Assigned to Albuquerque (AAA)
Jed BradleyP26.069Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Assigned to Gwinnett (AAA)
Ryan BuchterRP29.188San Diego PadresEl Paso (AAA)Assigned to El Paso (AAA)
Billy BucknerRP32.359Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Assigned to Reno (AAA)
Aaron BummerP22.333Chicago White SoxWinston-Salem (A+)Assigned to Winston-Salem (A+)
Bruce CaldwellSS 24.267St. Louis CardinalsSpringfield (AA)Activated from disabled list
Kevin CanelonP22.216New York MetsColumbia (A)Activated from disabled list
Sean CarleyP25.235New York YankeesTampa (A+)Assigned to Tampa (A+)
A.J. ColeP24.228Washington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)Assigned to Syracuse (AAA)
Keith CouchP26.288Boston Red SoxPortland (AA)Activated from disabled list
Zach Dalyof22.250Miami MarlinsGulf Coast Marlins (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Enmanuel De Jesusp19.253Boston Red SoxGreenville (A)Assigned to Greenville (A)
Victor Delgadop21.198Miami MarlinsBatavia (A-)Assigned to Batavia (A-)
Sam Dexterss22.166Chicago White SoxKannapolis (A)Assigned to Kannapolis (A)
Chris DickersonLF34.132Baltimore OriolesBowie (AA)Signed to Minor League Contract
Jake Fishmanp21.193Toronto Blue JaysBluefield (Rk)Assigned to Bluefield (Rk)
Erik GoeddelRP27.243New York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)Assigned to Las Vegas (AAA)
Daniel Gonzalezc20.258Chicago White SoxWinston-Salem (A+)Activated from disabled list
Felipe GonzalezP25.005Los Angeles DodgersRancho Cucamonga (A+)Activated from disabled list
Marvin GorgasP20.214Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Assigned to Tacoma (AAA)
Joey Hawkins2b23.163St. Louis CardinalsState College (A-)Assigned to State College (A-)
Ke'Bryan Hayes3b19.204Pittsburgh PiratesGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Sam Heldp21.361Washington NationalsHagerstown (A)Assigned to Hagerstown (A)
Garrett Hopec22.236Los Angeles DodgersArizona Dodgers (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Dodgers (Rk)
Eric JokischP27.022Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Jon Kennedyp20.335Atlanta BravesRome (A)Assigned to Rome (A)
Carson LaRuep20.167Houston AstrosGreeneville (Rk)Assigned to Greeneville (Rk)
Andrew LockettP 22.109San Diego PadresEl Paso (AAA)Assigned to El Paso (AAA)
Grayson Longp22.085Los Angeles AngelsBurlington (A)Assigned to Burlington (A)
Seth LucioP23.112San Diego PadresArizona Padres (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Padres (Rk)
Whit MayberryP26.083Washington NationalsHarrisburg (AA)Assigned to Harrisburg (AA)
L.J. MazzilliIF25.348New York MetsBinghamton (AA)Assigned to Binghamton (AA)
Daniel McCutchenP33.328San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)Assigned to San Antonio (AA)
Scott McGoughRP26.293Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Assigned to Norfolk (AAA)
Kevin McGowanP24.307New York MetsBinghamton (AA)Assigned to Binghamton (AA)
Zeke McGranahanP25.229Baltimore OriolesDelmarva (A)Assigned to Delmarva (A)
Ryan McKayp19.334Miami MarlinsGulf Coast Marlins (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Marlins (Rk)
Alex MejiaIF25.214St. Louis CardinalsSpringfield (AA)Assigned to Springfield (AA)
Tim MelvilleP26.315Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Jared MillerP22.364Arizona DiamondbacksMobile (AA)Assigned to Mobile (AA)
Ben MooreOF-C23.332Boston Red SoxSalem (A+)Activated from disabled list
Gregor Morap20.358Toronto Blue JaysGulf Coast Blue Jays (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Blue Jays (Rk)
Will MorrisP23.110Philadelphia PhilliesClearwater (A+)Assigned to Clearwater (A+)
Edward MujicaRP32.102Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Signed to Minor League Contract
Matt MurtonOF34.321Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Mitch Nay3B 22.334Toronto Blue JaysGulf Coast Blue Jays (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Blue Jays (Rk)
Ryan NewellP25.063Miami MarlinsGulf Coast Marlins (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Marlins (Rk)
Nick Noonan2B27.108San Diego PadresEl Paso (AAA)Assigned to El Paso (AAA)
Chris Paulof23.312Minnesota TwinsFort Myers (A+)Activated from disabled list
Jose PenaP25.151New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)Assigned to Charleston (sc) (A)
Tyrone Perry1b20.301Milwaukee BrewersBrevard County (A+)Activated from disabled list
Carlos Portuondop28.285Atlanta BravesCarolina (A+)Assigned to Carolina (A+)
Brandon Quinterop22.199Chicago White SoxKannapolis (A)Assigned to Kannapolis (A)
Richard Reinap21.194Toronto Blue JaysGulf Coast Blue Jays (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Blue Jays (Rk)
Randy RosarioP22.094Minnesota TwinsChattanooga (AA)Assigned to Chattanooga (AA)
Chris SadberryP24.286Miami MarlinsJupiter (A+)Assigned to Jupiter (A+)
Keyvius SampsonRP25.226Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Assigned to Louisville (AAA)
Elier Sanchezp29.320San Diego PadresTri-City (A-)Assigned to Tri-City (A-)
Isaac SanchezP23.310Seattle MarinersJackson (AA)Assigned to Jackson (AA)
Jesus Sanchezof18.317Tampa Bay RaysPrinceton (Rk)Assigned to Princeton (Rk)
Pedro SeverinoC23.031Washington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)Assigned to Syracuse (AAA)
Dylan Silvap22.236Seattle MarinersClinton (A)Activated from disabled list
Forrest SnowP27.233Seattle MarinersJackson (AA)Assigned to Jackson (AA)
Chad SobotkaP23.041Atlanta BravesCarolina (A+)Activated from disabled list
Tyler Spoonof23.326Boston Red SoxGreenville (A)Assigned to Greenville (A)
German TaverasP23.186Boston Red SoxSalem (A+)Assigned to Salem (A+)
Jacob Taylorp21.046Pittsburgh PiratesGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk)
Curtis Terry3b19.318Texas RangersSpokane (A-)Assigned to Spokane (A-)
Kennys Vargas1B26.019Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Assigned to Rochester (AAA)
Connor WalshP23.306Chicago White SoxBirmingham (AA)Assigned to Birmingham (AA)
Garrett WeberSS-2B27.144Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)Assigned to New Orleans (AAA)
Patrick Weigelp22.043Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)Assigned to Mississippi (AA)
Greg Weissertp21.197New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)Assigned to Charleston (sc) (A)
Tyler WilsonSP26.329Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Assigned to Norfolk (AAA)
A.J. RamosRP29.334Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Activated from DL
Yuli Gurriel1B32.072Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Recalled from Fresno (AAA)
Enny RomeroRP25.208Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Activated from DL
Richie Shaffer3B25.158Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Recalled from Durham (AAA)
Nick Franklin2b25.171Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)DL-7 Concussion
Odrisamer DespaigneRP29.138Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Recalled from Norfolk (AAA)
Francisco PenaC26.312Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Recalled from Norfolk (AAA)
Matt WietersC30.091Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Placed on paternity leave
Jose LobatonC31.303Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Activated from DL
Ryan Zimmerman1B31.326Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Activated from DL
Jason GurkaRP28.223Released by Rockies
Jeff HoffmanSP23.224Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Johnny Giavotella2B29.041Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Kaleb Cowart2B24.079Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA)
Carlos GomezCF30.259Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Keith HesslerRP27.158San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Recalled from El Paso (AAA)
Yunel Escobar3B33.291Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)DL-7 Concussion
C.J. Cron1B26.227Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Activated from DL
Adalberto MejiaP23.061Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Recalled from Rochester (AAA)
Jung-Ho Kang3B29.137Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)DL-15 Sore left shoulder
Josh Bell1B24.006Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Recalled from Indianapolis (AAA)
Josh TomlinSP31.305Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Reinstated from bereavement list
Jose Peraza2B-SS22.112Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Recalled from Louisville (AAA)
Jim HendersonRP33.303New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Activated from DL
Diego MorenoRP29.030Released by Yankees
Eury PerezLF26.082Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)Placed on temporary inactive list
George Kottarasc33.096Released by Braves
Josh OutmanRP31.340Released by Pirates
Tyler OlsonP26.322Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Ben Carhart3B26.211Chicago CubsTennessee (AA)DL-7 Injured
Osmel Aguilaof27.033Philadelphia PhilliesReading (AA)DL-7 Injured
Brad WieckP 24.311San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)DL-7 Injured
Jordan GuerreroP 22.081Chicago White SoxBirmingham (AA)DL-7 Injured
Juan PaniaguaP26.138Chicago CubsTennessee (AA)DL-7 Injured
Austin UrbanP24.043Baltimore OriolesFrederick (A+)Placed on temporary inactive list
Matt MarshP25.041New York YankeesTampa (A+)Placed on temporary inactive list
Angel MorenoOF20.020Tampa Bay RaysBowling Green (A)DL-7 Injured
Devon Stewartp23.237Cleveland IndiansLake County (A)DL-7 Injured
Shane ZeileC23.067Detroit TigersWest Michigan (A)DL-7 Injured
Tyler AlamoC21.110Chicago CubsSouth Bend (A)DL-7 Injured
Dylan Stoopsp24.206San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)Signed as undrafted free agent (Richmond)
Vin Santarsierop22.253Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Signed as undrafted free agent (Fontbonne)