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Games on 2009-07-31

Top2009 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
NLLos Angeles Dodgers5Atlanta Braves0Boxscore - PBP945,2252:53Jason SchmidtTommy HansonJason Schmidt (2-1)Tommy Hanson (5-2)-Joe TorreBobby CoxTurner Field
NLColorado Rockies5Cincinnati Reds3Boxscore - PBP922,1303:03Aaron CookJustin LehrFranklin Morales (2-0)David Weathers (2-3)Huston Street (27)Jim TracyDusty BakerGreat American Ba
NLChicago Cubs2Florida Marlins5Boxscore - PBP925,0242:53Rich HardenChris VolstadBrendan Donnelly (1-0)Carlos Marmol (2-2)Leo Nunez (9)Lou PiniellaFredi GonzalezSun Life Stadium
NLArizona Diamondbacks3New York Mets2Boxscore - PBP938,2412:50Doug DavisLivan HernandezEsmerling Vasquez (2-2)Sean Green (1-3)Chad Qualls (19)A.J. HinchJerry ManuelCiti field
NLWashington Nationals4Pittsburgh Pirates5Boxscore - PBP923,3632:33John LannanRoss OhlendorfRoss Ohlendorf (9-8)John Lannan (7-8)Matt Capps (21)Jim RigglemanJohn RussellPNC Park
NLMilwaukee Brewers7San Diego Padres11Boxscore - PBP932,5882:58Braden LooperChad GaudinEdward Mujica (3-4)Tim Dillard (0-1)-Ken MachaBuddy BlackPetco Park
NLPhiladelphia Phillies5San Francisco Giants1Boxscore - PBP933,9342:39Cliff LeeRyan SadowskiCliff Lee (8-9)Ryan Sadowski (2-4)-Charlie ManuelBruce BochyAT&T Park
NLHouston Astros3St. Louis Cardinals4Boxscore - PBP943,7602:55Brian MoehlerMitchell BoggsTrever Miller (3-0)Alberto Arias (2-1)Ryan Franklin (24)Cecil CooperTony LaRussaBusch Stadium III
ALBoston Red Sox6Baltimore Orioles5Boxscore - PBP944,0912:44John SmoltzJeremy GuthrieJohn Smoltz (2-4)Jeremy Guthrie (7-10)Jonathan Papelbon (27)Terry FranconaDave TrembleyOriole Park at Ca
ALNew York Yankees5Chicago White Sox10Boxscore - PBP938,2283:11Sergio MitreD.J. CarrascoTony Pena (6-3)David Robertson (1-1)-Joe GirardiOzzie GuillenGuaranteed Rate F
ALNew York Yankees5Chicago White Sox10Boxscore - PBP938,2283:11Sergio MitreD.J. CarrascoTony Pena (6-3)David Robertson (1-1)-Joe GirardiOzzie GuillenU.S. Cellular Fie
ALDetroit Tigers5Cleveland Indians6Boxscore - PBP1335,2735:02Edwin JacksonFausto CarmonaTomo Ohka (1-4)Casey Fien (0-1)-Jim LeylandEric WedgeProgressive Field
ALLos Angeles Angels11Minnesota Twins5Boxscore - PBP1131,7673:33Ervin SantanaNick BlackburnKevin Jepsen (3-2)Bobby Keppel (0-1)-Mike SciosciaRon GardenhireHubert H. Humphre
ALToronto Blue Jays5Oakland Athletics8Boxscore - PBP912,1512:51Scott RichmondDallas BradenDallas Braden (8-9)Scott Richmond (6-6)Andrew Bailey (14)Cito GastonBob GerenOakland-Alameda C
ALKansas City Royals2Tampa Bay Rays8Boxscore - PBP926,5962:54Sidney PonsonDavid PriceDavid Price (4-4)Sidney Ponson (1-7)-Trey HillmanJoe MaddonTropicana Field
ALSeattle Mariners4Texas Rangers5Boxscore - PBP936,9012:10Jason VargasVicente PadillaVicente Padilla (8-5)Jason Vargas (3-5)C.J. Wilson (12)Don WakamatsuRon WashingtonGlobe Life Park i
ALSeattle Mariners4Texas Rangers5Boxscore - PBP936,9012:10Jason VargasVicente PadillaVicente Padilla (8-5)Jason Vargas (3-5)C.J. Wilson (12)Don WakamatsuRon WashingtonRangers Ballpark
17 Games on this date

Standings as of 2009-07-31.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1036142.592--5694917833-1928-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II594217.712
249Boston Red Sox1025448.5296.55264428432-2022-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park604119.683
3818Tampa Bay Rays1035152.49510.05364647232-1719-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field593326.559
4921Toronto Blue Jays1035053.48511.04994603928-2422-29L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Cito GastonJ.P. RicciardiRogers Centre592534.424
51326Baltimore Orioles1024557.44115.5472531-5926-2619-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards601941.317
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Detroit Tigers1015348.525--4714413030-1723-31L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park623329.532
2717Minnesota Twins1035251.5052.05014871432-2020-31W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome603525.583
31124Chicago White Sox1044757.4527.5473468527-2520-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field583226.552
41227Kansas City Royals1024557.4418.5396507-11128-2717-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium602040.333
51428Cleveland Indians1034558.4379.0528561-3322-2723-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field592039.339
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Texas Rangers1015843.574--4934454834-2224-21W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington612932.475
235Seattle Mariners1035746.5532.0396446-5031-1826-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don WakamatsuJack ZduriencikSafeco Field592831.475
3615Los Angeles Angels1015249.5156.05665026426-2626-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim614516.738
41022Oakland Athletics1024953.4809.5458499-4125-2324-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum602634.433
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Philadelphia Phillies1015447.535--5444667825-2729-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park613922.639
2610New York Mets1025448.5290.5435462-2730-2024-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelOmar MinayaCiti field601644.267
3812Florida Marlins1035449.5241.0466474-831-2223-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillLandShark Stadium593326.559
41220Atlanta Braves1035053.4855.04524272526-2524-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field593623.610
51630Washington Nationals1033766.35918.0454563-10923-3014-36L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim RigglemanMichael RizzoNationals Park592237.373
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Milwaukee Brewers1035548.534--482508-2627-2628-22W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ken MachaDouglas MelvinMiller Park592534.424
2713Houston Astros1035449.5241.0431480-4930-2324-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park592039.339
3914St. Louis Cardinals1065551.5191.54704353530-2225-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III563620.643
41016Chicago Cubs1015150.5053.04484133534-1817-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field603228.533
51323Cincinnati Reds1024953.4805.5408491-8328-2121-32L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark602931.483
61529Pittsburgh Pirates1023963.38215.5420446-2624-2215-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park592336.390
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2009 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers1036043.583--50440310133-1827-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium593524.593
224San Francisco Giants1035746.5533.04073792834-1723-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park593128.525
357Colorado Rockies1035548.5345.05084585025-2330-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field593722.627
41119Arizona Diamondbacks1035053.48510.0458489-3132-2518-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJosh ByrnesChase Field592039.339
51425San Diego Padres1044658.44214.5391524-13325-2621-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park582929.500

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Joe BeimelP32.103Traded by Nationals to Rockies for Ryan Mattheus and Robinson Fabian 
Orlando Cabrera2B34.271Traded by Athletics to Twins for Tyler Ladendorf 
Dexter CarterP22.176Traded by White Sox with Adam Russell, Clayton Richard and Aaron Poreda to Padres for Jake Peavy 
Edwin Encarnacion1B-DH26.205Traded by Reds with Josh Roenicke and Zachary Stewart to Blue Jays for Scott Rolen 
Robinson FabianP23.171Traded by Rockies with Ryan Mattheus to Nationals for Joe Beimel 
Luke FrenchP23.321Traded by Tigers with Mauricio Robles to Mariners for Jarrod Washburn 
Jerry Hairston3B-LF33.063Traded by Reds to Yankees for Chase Weems 
Nick JohnsonDH30.315Traded by Nationals to Marlins for Aaron Thompson 
Casey Kotchman1B26.159Traded by Braves to Red Sox for Adam LaRoche 
Tyler Ladendorf3B-2B21.146Traded by Twins to Athletics for Orlando Cabrera 
Adam LaRoche1B29.268Traded by Red Sox to Braves for Casey Kotchman 
Ryan MattheusP25.264Traded by Rockies with Robinson Fabian to Nationals for Joe Beimel 
Jake PeavyP28.061Traded by Padres to White Sox for Aaron Poreda, Adam Russell, Clayton Richard and Dexter Carter 
Aaron PoredaP22.303Traded by White Sox with Adam Russell, Clayton Richard and Dexter Carter to Padres for Jake Peavy 
Clayton RichardP25.323Traded by White Sox with Adam Russell, Aaron Poreda and Dexter Carter to Padres for Jake Peavy 
Mauricio RoblesP20.148Traded by Tigers with Lucas French to Mariners for Jarrod Washburn 
Josh RoenickeP26.361Traded by Reds with Edwin Encarnacion and Zachary Stewart to Blue Jays for Scott Rolen 
Scott Rolen3B34.118Traded by Blue Jays to Reds for Edwin Encarnacion, Josh Roenicke and Zachary Stewart 
Vinny RottinoLF-RF29.115Traded by Brewers to Dodgers for Claudio Vargas 
Adam RussellP26.108Traded by White Sox with Aaron Poreda, Clayton Richard and Dexter Carter to Padres for Jake Peavy 
Zach StewartP22.306Traded by Reds with Josh Roenicke and Edwin Encarnacion to Blue Jays for Scott Rolen 
Aaron ThompsonP22.153Traded by Marlins to Nationals for Nick Johnson 
Claudio VargasP31.042Traded by Dodgers to Brewers for Vinny Rottino 
Jarrod WashburnP34.352Traded by Mariners to Tigers for Lucas French and Mauricio Robles 
Chase WeemsC20.195Traded by Yankees to Reds for Jerry Hairston