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Games on 2018-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Pittsburgh Pirates3Atlanta Braves2BoxJameson TaillonBrad BrachFelipe Vazquez
Arizona Diamondbacks2Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxDylan FloroZack GreinkeKenley Jansen
Toronto Blue Jays6Miami Marlins5BoxJoe BiaginiDrew SteckenriderKen Giles
Chicago Cubs1Philadelphia Phillies2BoxPat NeshekSteve Cishek(none)
Colorado Rockies0San Diego Padres7BoxBrett KennedyAntonio Senzatela(none)
New York Mets0San Francisco Giants7BoxAndrew SuarezZack Wheeler(none)
Cincinnati Reds5St. Louis Cardinals12BoxAustin GomberHomer Bailey(none)
Milwaukee Brewers4Washington Nationals1BoxJhoulys ChacinTanner RoarkJeremy Jeffress
Boston Red Sox1Chicago White Sox6BoxDylan CoveyNathan Eovaldi(none)
Tampa Bay Rays0Cleveland Indians3BoxCorey KluberTyler GlasnowBrad Hand
Los Angeles Angels3Houston Astros0BoxJaime BarriaFramber ValdezBlake Parker
Baltimore Orioles2Kansas City Royals9BoxBrad KellerAndrew Cashner(none)
Detroit Tigers5New York Yankees7BoxZach BrittonJoe JimenezDavid Robertson
Seattle Mariners5Oakland Athletics7BoxYusmeiro PetitMike LeakeBlake Treinen
Minnesota Twins10Texas Rangers7BoxMatt MagillMatt Moore(none)

Standings as of 2018-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox1369343.684--73852321548-1845-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Alex CoraDave DombrowskiFenway Park261511.577
222New York Yankees1338449.6327.569153815346-2338-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Aaron BooneBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II271512.556
3715Tampa Bay Rays1347163.53021.05645313341-2430-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field28199.679
41021Toronto Blue Jays1336172.45930.5595689-9434-3327-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsRoss AtkinsRogers Centre281216.429
51530Baltimore Orioles1354095.29652.5531739-20824-4416-51L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards27720.259
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
156Cleveland Indians1337756.579--67953214742-2435-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaMike ChernoffProgressive Field281414.500
2920Minnesota Twins1346371.47014.5596638-4239-2924-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorRob AntonyTarget Field281513.536
31326Chicago White Sox1355481.40024.0567702-13526-4128-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Rick RenteriaRick HahnGuaranteed Rate Field27819.296
41225Detroit Tigers1355481.40024.0518648-13034-3420-47L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireAlberto AvilaComerica Park271017.370
51429Kansas City Royals1344391.32134.5507714-20723-4520-46W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium281513.536
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
133Houston Astros1358253.607--66645121535-3247-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park27216.778
244Oakland Athletics1368155.5961.56465658140-2741-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinDavid ForstOakland-Alameda County Coliseum261610.615
369Seattle Mariners1357560.5567.0560604-4438-2837-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Scott ServaisJerry DipotoSafeco Field261412.538
4818Los Angeles Angels1356669.48916.06135842934-3432-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBilly EpplerAngel Stadium of Anaheim271413.519
51123Texas Rangers1355877.43024.0638718-8029-4129-36L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon DanielsGlobe Life Park in Arlington26818.308
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1410Atlanta Braves1347460.552--6355389735-3139-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerAlex AnthopoulosSunTrust Park281612.571
2814Philadelphia Phillies1347262.5372.0580576443-2429-38W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe KaplerMatt KlentakCitizens Bank Park28820.286
31017Washington Nationals1346668.4938.06175486932-3234-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave MartinezMichael RizzoNationals Park261412.538
41222New York Mets1335974.44414.5556608-5228-3931-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mickey CallawaySandy AldersonCiti field281810.643
51528Miami Marlins1355382.39321.5505689-18431-3922-43L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyMichael HillMarlins Park251015.400
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
115Chicago Cubs1337855.586--64253310944-2434-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field291613.552
227St. Louis Cardinals1357659.5633.06245457937-2939-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike ShildtMike GirschBusch Stadium III271215.444
338Milwaukee Brewers1367660.5593.56075812640-2636-34W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDavid StearnsMiller Park27207.741
41119Pittsburgh Pirates1346569.48513.5576589-1335-3430-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park261610.615
51324Cincinnati Reds1355778.42222.0611705-9432-3725-41L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim RigglemanDick WilliamsGreat American Ballpark26917.346
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Arizona Diamondbacks1357461.548--5955108535-3139-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Torey LovulloMike HazenChase Field27819.296
2612Los Angeles Dodgers1357362.5411.063851212636-3437-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave RobertsFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium28199.679
3713Colorado Rockies1347262.5371.5624645-2134-3038-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJeff BridichCoors Field291910.655
4916San Francisco Giants1366868.5006.5534573-3939-2829-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park26521.192
51427San Diego Padres1375483.39421.0524649-12527-4327-40W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy GreenA.J. PrellerPetco Park241212.500


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Josh SmokerRP29.278Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Assigned to Toledo (AAA)
Gio GonzalezSP32.346Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Traded from Nationals to Brewers for KJ Harrison and Gilbert Lara
K.J. HarrisonC22.020Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Traded from Brewers with Gilbert Lara to Nationals for Gio Gonzalez
Gilbert LaraSS20.305Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Traded from Brewers with KJ Harrison to Nationals for Gio Gonzalez
Curtis GrandersonLF37.168Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Traded from Blue Jays to Brewers for Demi Orimoloye
Demi OrimoloyeOF21.237Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Traded from Brewers to Blue Jays for Curtis Granderson
Adeiny HechavarriaSS29.138New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Traded from Pirates to Yankees for future considerations
Leonys MartinCF30.178Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Josh Donaldson3B32.266Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Traded from Blue Jays to Indians for PTBNL
David Freese1B35.125Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Traded from Pirates to Dodgers for Jesus Valdez
Neil RamirezP29.098Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)Assigned to Columbus (AAA) for rehab
Jarrod DysonRF34.016Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Assigned to Reno (AAA) for rehab
Emilio BonifacioRF33.130Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Rowan WickP25.295San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Recalled from El Paso (AAA)
Clayton RichardSP34.354San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Kirby YatesRP31.159San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Placed on bereavement list
Jacob RhameP25.168New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Recalled from Las Vegas (AAA)
Kevin PlaweckiC27.186New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Placed on paternity leave list
Nate OrfC28.211Milwaukee BrewersColorado Springs (AAA)Outrighted to minors
Ariel HernandezP26.182Milwaukee BrewersColorado Springs (AAA)Outrighted to minors
Rob Segedin1B29.294Los Angeles DodgersOklahoma City (AAA)Designated for Assignment
Peter MoylanRP39.272Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Transferred to 60-day DL
Luis SantosP27.201Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Outrighted to minors
Austin BriceRP26.073Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Assigned to Louisville (AAA)
Matt WislerSP25.353Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Recalled from Louisville (AAA)
Dillon MaplesP26.114Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Recalled from Iowa (AAA)
Jason HeywardRF29.022Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)DL-10 Right hamstring tightness
Blaine HardyRP31.170Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Activated from DL
Dustin FowlerCF23.245Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Recalled from Nashville (AAA)
Frankie MontasSP25.163Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Assigned to Nashville (AAA)
Adam MooreC34.115Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Michael PerezC26.024Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)DL-10 Left hamstring strain
Jhan MarinezP30.019Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Outrighted to minors
Joey RickardLF27.102Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Recalled from Norfolk (AAA)
Craig GentryRF34.276Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Ian HamiltonP23.076Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Xavier CedenoRP32.005Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Traded from White Sox to Brewers for Bryan Connell and Johan Dominguez
Bryan ConnellOF19.295Chicago White SoxGreat Falls (Rk)Traded from White Sox with Johan Dominguez to Brewers for Xavier Cedeno
Jose RocaP22.004Tampa Bay RaysHudson Valley (A-)Assigned to Hudson Valley (A-)
Andres SantanaCF19.299Houston AstrosTri City (A-)Assigned to Tri City (A-)
Jeremy PenaSS20.343Houston AstrosGulf Coast Astros (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)
Granden GoetzmanOF25.290Houston AstrosTri City (A-)Assigned to Tri City (A-)
Grant AndersonP21.071Seattle MarinersClinton (A)Assigned to Clinton (A)
Camilo Quinteiro--Chicago White SoxGreat Falls (Rk)Assigned to Great Falls (Rk)
Aiden McIntyreP23.004Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Assigned to Nashville (AAA)
Ismael AquinoP19.363Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Assigned to Nashville (AAA)
Rigo BeltranP23.364Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Assigned to Tacoma (AAA)
Luis MorenoP20.028San Francisco GiantsSalem-Keizer (A-)Assigned to Salem-Keizer (A-)
Jesus LuzardoP20.335Oakland AthleticsArizona Athletics (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Athletics (Rk)
Cal Hernandez3B22.235Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Assigned to Tacoma (AAA)
James NaileP25.204Oakland AthleticsArizona Athletics (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Athletics (Rk)
Francis PenaP21.090San Francisco GiantsSalem-Keizer (A-)Assigned to Salem-Keizer (A-)
Angel SolarteOF17.155San Diego PadresTri-City (A-)Assigned to Tri-City (A-)
Kevin FolmanP23.312Chicago White SoxGreat Falls (Rk)Assigned to Great Falls (Rk)
Carter LoveP22.278Chicago White SoxGreat Falls (Rk)Assigned to Great Falls (Rk)
Abdiel LayerSS20.023San Francisco GiantsAugusta (A)Assigned to Augusta (A)
Daniel MartinezP20.034Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Assigned to Nashville (AAA)
Nick Ward2B22.317Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Assigned to Nashville (AAA)
Elvis LucianoP18.198Kansas City RoyalsIdaho Falls (Rk)Assigned to Idaho Falls (Rk)
Bryan ConnellOF19.295Chicago White SoxGreat Falls (Rk)Assigned to Great Falls (Rk)
Johan DominguezP22.226Chicago White SoxGreat Falls (Rk)Assigned to Great Falls (Rk)
Confesor InoaP22.192Los Angeles DodgersOgden (Rk)Assigned to Ogden (Rk)
Marcus Chiu2B21.230Los Angeles DodgersOgden (Rk)Assigned to Ogden (Rk)
Matt PortlandP24.201Chicago White SoxKannapolis (A)Assigned to Kannapolis (A)
Marcelo MartinezP22.021Kansas City RoyalsLexington (A)Assigned to Lexington (A)
Connor SimmonsP22.298Atlanta BravesFlorida (A+)Assigned to Florida (A+)
Dilmer MejiaP21.053Atlanta BravesFlorida (A+)Assigned to Florida (A+)
Ryan PeurifoyOF23.158Pittsburgh PiratesBradenton (A+)Assigned to Bradenton (A+)
Abdiel MendozaP19.346Texas RangersSpokane (A-)Traded from Athletics with Teodoro Ortega to Rangers for Cory Gearrin
Agustin RuizOF18.343San Diego PadresFort Wayne (A)Assigned to Fort Wayne (A)
Michael CurryC21.058San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)Assigned to Lake Elsinore (A+)
Juan De PaulaP20.343San Francisco GiantsSalem-Keizer (A-)Traded from Yankees with Abiatal Avelino to Giants for Andrew McCutchen
Cooper GoldbyC23.225Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Assigned to Nashville (AAA)
Calvin CokerP22.178Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Assigned to Nashville (AAA)
Jordan ScheftzP23.000Cleveland IndiansLake County (A)Assigned to Lake County (A)
Jose MorbanP20.250Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Assigned to Nashville (AAA)
Manuel GeraldoSS21.342San Francisco GiantsAugusta (A)DL-7 Injured
Drew FischerP22.089Pittsburgh PiratesWest Virginia (A)DL-7 Injured
Carlos SanchezC22.086New York MetsColumbia (A)DL-7 Injured
Samuel MirandaC21.010Boston Red SoxGreenville (A)Activated from disabled list
Frankie RiosSS23.096Boston Red SoxGreenville (A)Reinstated to active roster
Marino CampanaOF20.276Boston Red SoxGreenville (A)DL-7 Injured
Isaias LucenaC23.289Boston Red SoxGreenville (A)DL-7 Injured
Jose MenaC21.252New York MetsColumbia (A)Assigned to Columbia (A)
Olivier BasabeSS21.047San Diego PadresFort Wayne (A)DL-7 Injured
Nicolas PierreOF21.291Milwaukee BrewersWisconsin (A)Activated from disabled list
Jean Carlos MejiaP22.005Cleveland IndiansLynchburg (A+)Assigned to Lynchburg (A+)
Trevor FrankP27.069Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Assigned to Tacoma (AAA)
Scott BochesP23.318Seattle MarinersModesto (A+)Assigned to Modesto (A+)
Raphael GladuOF23.069New York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)Activated from disabled list
McKenzie MillsP22.286Miami MarlinsJupiter (A+)Assigned to Jupiter (A+)
Connor JohnstoneP23.331Atlanta BravesFlorida (A+)Assigned to Florida (A+)
Brandon DownesOF25.336Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)Assigned to Mississippi (AA)
Ljay NewsomeP21.296Seattle MarinersModesto (A+)DL-7 Injured
Nate Easley2B22.233San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)DL-7 Injured
Jake McCaslandP26.353San Francisco GiantsRichmond (AA)Assigned to Richmond (AA)
Justin De FratusP30.315Los Angeles DodgersOklahoma City (AAA)Assigned to Oklahoma City (AAA)
Andrew KniznerIF23.209St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)Assigned to Memphis (AAA)
Sean MurphyC23.331Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Assigned to Nashville (AAA)
Sal GiardinaC26.123Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Assigned to Gwinnett (AAA)
Jordan HarrisonP27.144Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)Assigned to Durham (AAA)
Erick CastilloC25.187Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Assigned to Iowa (AAA)
Thomas JankinsP23.060Milwaukee BrewersBiloxi (AA)Assigned to Biloxi (AA)
Blake QuinnP24.002Philadelphia PhilliesReading (AA)Assigned to Reading (AA)
Taylor HillP29.172San Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)Assigned to Sacramento (AAA)
Matt GageP25.201New York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)Reinstated to active roster
Keith HesslerP29.169Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Alex BurgOF31.022Los Angeles DodgersOklahoma City (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Henry RamosOF26.138Los Angeles DodgersOklahoma City (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Richelson PenaP24.336Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Joel PayampsP24.146Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Bradin HagensP29.111Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Albert SuarezP28.327Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Placed on temporarily inactive list
Cody Decker1B31.226Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Activated from disabled list
James JonesOF29.341Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Kevin McGowanP26.318New York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)Placed on temporarily inactive list
Karch KowalczykIF27.153Los Angeles DodgersOklahoma City (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Alberto BaldonadoP25.211Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Reinstated to active roster
Chesny YoungIF25.329Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Stephen CardulloSS31.000Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Daniel Castro2B25.290Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Barry EnrightP32.154Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Assigned to Reno (AAA)
Abiatal AvelinoSS23.198San Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)Traded from Yankees with Juan De Paula to Giants for Andrew McCutchen
Emilio Bonifacio2B33.130Milwaukee BrewersColorado Springs (AAA)Assigned to Colorado Springs (AAA)
Preston GuilmetP31.035Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Mike PapiOF25.346Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)DL-7 Injured
L.J. Mazzilli2B27.359New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Jaycob BrugmanOF26.226Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Johan DominguezP22.226Chicago White SoxGreat Falls (Rk)Traded from White Sox with Bryan Connell to Brewers for Xavier Cedeno
Connor SadzeckP26.335Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Recalled from Round Rock (AAA)
Cory GearrinRP32.139Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Traded from Rangers to Athletics for Abdiel Mendoza and Teodoro Ortega
Paul BlackburnSP24.270Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Chris Shaw1B 24.315San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Sammy SolisRP30.021Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Recalled from Syracuse (AAA)
Adam LiberatoreRP31.111Los Angeles DodgersOklahoma City (AAA)Designated for Assignment
Ryan MadsonRP38.003Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Traded from Nationals to Dodgers for Andrew Istler
Andrew IstlerP25.347Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Traded from Dodgers to Nationals for Ryan Madson
Ryan BollingerP27.208New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Designated for assignment
Cam GallagherC25.268Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
Drew Butera1B35.022Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Traded from Royals to Rockies for Jerry Vasto
Jerry VastoP26.201Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Traded from Rockies to Royals for Drew Butera
Andrew McCutchenRF31.325New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Traded from Giants to Yankees for Abiatal Avelino and Juan De Paula
Jerry VastoP26.201Kansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)Traded from Rockies to Royals for Drew Butera