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Games on 2018-04-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Atlanta Braves4Colorado Rockies0BoxSean NewcombKyle Freeland(none)
Chicago Cubs3Milwaukee Brewers0BoxJose QuintanaChase AndersonBrandon Morrow
Miami Marlins6Philadelphia Phillies3BoxOdrisamer DespaigneLuis GarciaBrad Ziegler
Cincinnati Reds0Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxJameson TaillonTyler Mahle(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers2San Francisco Giants1BoxJosh FieldsPierce JohnsonKenley Jansen
Arizona Diamondbacks4St. Louis Cardinals1BoxYoshihisa HiranoDominic LeoneBrad Boxberger
New York Mets6Washington Nationals5BoxSeth LugoBrandon KintzlerJacob Rhame
Oakland Athletics1Los Angeles Angels6BoxShohei OhtaniKendall Graveman(none)
Tampa Bay Rays7Boston Red Sox8BoxCarson SmithAlex ColomeCraig Kimbrel
Detroit Tigers1Chicago White Sox0BoxMichael FiersReynaldo LopezShane Greene
Kansas City Royals1Cleveland Indians3BoxCody AllenBrandon Maurer(none)
San Diego Padres1Houston Astros4BoxCharlie MortonTyson RossBrad Peacock
Baltimore Orioles8New York Yankees7BoxRichard BleierAdam WarrenBrad Brach
Toronto Blue Jays7Texas Rangers4BoxJaime GarciaCole HamelsRoberto Osuna

Standings as of 2018-04-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox981.889--4226163-05-1W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Alex CoraDave DombrowskiFenway Park15310053.654
248Toronto Blue Jays1064.6002.55242104-32-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsRoss AtkinsRogers Centre1526785.441
3814New York Yankees1055.5003.55544113-32-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Aaron BooneBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II1529557.625
41020Baltimore Orioles1046.4004.53754-171-23-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards15243109.283
51530Tampa Bay Rays918.1117.02749-221-30-5L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field1538964.582
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
159Minnesota Twins743.571--342681-13-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorRob AntonyTarget Field1557481.477
2713Detroit Tigers844.5000.5383261-43-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireAlberto AvilaComerica Park1546094.390
3919Cleveland Indians945.4441.02732-52-12-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaMike ChernoffProgressive Field1538766.569
41122Chicago White Sox835.3751.53747-100-33-2L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Rick RenteriaRick HahnGuaranteed Rate Field1545995.383
51427Kansas City Royals725.2862.01630-140-22-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1555699.361
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Houston Astros1082.800--4725225-13-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D AJ HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park1529557.625
236Los Angeles Angels1073.7001.06041194-23-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBilly EpplerAngel Stadium of Anaheim1527379.480
3610Seattle Mariners743.5712.53233-12-12-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Scott ServaisJerry DipotoSafeco Field1558570.548
51324Texas Rangers1147.3644.53851-132-52-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon DanielsGlobe Life Park in Arlington1516388.417
41223Oakland Athletics1147.3644.54457-133-51-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinDavid ForstOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1519358.616
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112New York Mets871.875--3922174-13-0W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Mickey CallawaySandy AldersonCiti field1547084.455
247Atlanta Braves963.6671.56233294-22-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerAlex AnthopoulosSunTrust Park1538469.549
31018Washington Nationals945.4443.54550-50-34-2L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave MartinezMichael RizzoNationals Park1537875.510
41121Philadelphia Phillies835.3754.0424022-11-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe KaplerMatt KlentakCitizens Bank Park1547777.500
51226Miami Marlins936.3334.53058-282-41-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyMichael HillMarlins Park1526092.395
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Pittsburgh Pirates972.778--5839194-23-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1527577.493
2511Chicago Cubs954.5562.03926130-05-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field1549064.584
3715Milwaukee Brewers1055.5002.53348-152-53-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDavid StearnsMiller Park1539162.595
4917St. Louis Cardinals945.4443.0363511-23-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyMike GirschBusch Stadium III1538469.549
51428Cincinnati Reds826.2504.52549-241-31-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WilliamsGreat American Ballpark1546589.422
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Arizona Diamondbacks972.778--4527185-12-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Torey LovulloMike HazenChase Field1537578.490
3612San Francisco Giants844.5002.52428-42-22-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park1546985.448
2816Colorado Rockies1055.5002.53747-101-24-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJeff BridichCoors Field1538667.562
41325Los Angeles Dodgers936.3334.0292722-21-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave RobertsFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium1548965.578
51529San Diego Padres1028.2005.53042-121-61-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy GreenAJ PrellerPetco Park1526488.421


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Drew PomeranzSP29.137Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Assigned to Pawtucket (AAA) for rehab
Mark CanhaCF29.052Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Recalled from Nashville (AAA)
Eduardo ParedesP23.033Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA)
Felix PenaRP28.042Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA)
Akeel MorrisP25.145Los Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)Assigned to Salt Lake (AAA)
J.C. RamirezSP29.235Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)DL-10 Right elbow strain
Jake ThompsonSP24.067Philadelphia PhilliesLehigh Valley (AAA)Assigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Taylor WilliamsP26.262Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA)
Christian YelichCF26.125Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)DL-10 Right oblique
Ryan SherriffP27.318St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)DL-10 Right great toe fracture
John BrebbiaRP27.313St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Recalled from Memphis (AAA)
Bruce RondonRP27.120Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Brian EllingtonRP27.247Released by Marlins
Warwick SaupoldRP28.082Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Assigned to Toledo (AAA)
Tyler CloydSP-RP30.328Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Jacob TurnerRP26.323Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Jimmy YacabonisP26.018Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Assigned to Norfolk (AAA)
Tanner ScottP23.260Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Recalled from Norfolk (AAA)
Christian WalkerDH27.011Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Recalled from Reno (AAA)
Lonnie ChisenhallRF29.186Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)DL-10 Right calf strain
Tyler NaquinCF26.350Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Recalled from Columbus (AAA)
Chase WhitleyRP28.298Atlanta BravesFlorida (A+)Assigned to Florida (A+) for rehab
Boog PowellOF 25.084Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)DL-10 Right knee sprain
Carlos SuniagaP20.317Minnesota TwinsGulf Coast Twins (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Twins (Rk)
Bailey FalterP20.349Philadelphia PhilliesClearwater (A+)Assigned to Clearwater (A+)
Connor JohnstoneP23.186Atlanta BravesFlorida (A+)Assigned to Florida (A+)
Omar ObregonSS23.355Atlanta BravesDanville (Rk)Assigned to Danville (Rk)
Matt PobereykoP26.106New York MetsBrooklyn (A-)Assigned to Brooklyn (A-)
Logan LombanaP23.265Minnesota TwinsFort Myers (A+)Assigned to Fort Myers (A+)
Alex PalshaP25.333New York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)Assigned to St. Lucie (A+)
Carlos HernandezP23.156New York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)Assigned to St. Lucie (A+)
Thomas BurrowsP-1B23.206Atlanta BravesFlorida (A+)Assigned to Florida (A+)
Drew HarringtonP23.009Atlanta BravesRome (A)Assigned to Rome (A)
Joseph ZanghiP23.128New York MetsBrooklyn (A-)Assigned to Brooklyn (A-)
Miguel SanchezP24.098Milwaukee BrewersCarolina (A+)Reinstated to active roster
Jon OlczakP24.145Milwaukee BrewersBiloxi (AA)Assigned to Biloxi (AA)
Daniel SpingolaOF24.338Chicago CubsMyrtle Beach (A+)Assigned to Myrtle Beach (A+)
Trevor MegillP24.124San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)Assigned to Lake Elsinore (A+)
Enderson FrancoP25.100Atlanta BravesDanville (Rk)Assigned to Danville (Rk)
Cody Decker1B31.081Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Assigned to Reno (AAA)