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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 2011-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Colorado Rockies2Arizona Diamondbacks4BoxJosh CollmenterEsmil RogersJ.J. Putz
Washington Nationals1Atlanta Braves3BoxDerek LoweJohn LannanCraig Kimbrel
Philadelphia Phillies3Cincinnati Reds0BoxCliff LeeDontrelle WillisRyan Madson
Pittsburgh Pirates0Houston Astros2BoxJ.A. HappJames McDonaldMark Melancon
San Diego Padres2Los Angeles Dodgers4BoxTed LillyWade LeBlancJavy Guerra
St. Louis Cardinals8Milwaukee Brewers3BoxJake WestbrookRandy Wolf(none)
Florida Marlins2New York Mets3BoxManny AcostaChris VolstadBobby Parnell
Chicago Cubs0San Francisco Giants4BoxMadison BumgarnerRodrigo Lopez(none)
Toronto Blue Jays13Baltimore Orioles0BoxHenderson AlvarezJo-Jo Reyes(none)
New York Yankees5Boston Red Sox9BoxJosh BeckettPhil Hughes(none)
Minnesota Twins7Chicago White Sox6BoxScott DiamondJake PeavyJoe Nathan
Oakland Athletics3Cleveland Indians4BoxFrank HerrmannJosh Outman(none)
Kansas City Royals4Detroit Tigers5BoxDaniel SchlerethBlake WoodJose Valverde
Los Angeles Angels1Seattle Mariners2BoxFelix HernandezDan Haren(none)
Tampa Bay Rays4Texas Rangers1BoxJames ShieldsAlexi Ogando(none)

Standings as of 2011-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2011 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Boston Red Sox1358352.615--72956516441-2642-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park27720.259
223New York Yankees1348153.6041.573253819441-2640-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II281612.571
359Tampa Bay Rays1357461.5489.05755116435-3139-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field271710.630
4915Toronto Blue Jays1366868.50015.56406231733-3435-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre261313.500
51429Baltimore Orioles1345480.40328.5567706-13932-3822-42L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards281513.536
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2011 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Detroit Tigers1367561.551--614608639-2836-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park26206.769
2713Cleveland Indians1336865.5115.5565576-1139-2929-36W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field291217.414
3814Chicago White Sox1346866.5076.0544546-231-3737-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field281117.393
41227Minnesota Twins1365779.41918.0523671-14829-3928-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithTarget Field26620.231
51328Kansas City Royals1375681.40919.5596657-6133-3723-44L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium251510.600
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2011 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Texas Rangers1377760.562--6895919843-2834-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington25196.760
2610Los Angeles Angels1367363.5373.55525282438-2835-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim261313.500
31023Oakland Athletics1366076.44116.5536576-4035-3025-46L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum261412.538
41126Seattle Mariners1355877.43018.0470555-8532-3526-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field27918.333
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2011 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Philadelphia Phillies1328646.652--59942917046-2240-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park301614.533
224Atlanta Braves1358055.5937.55544906442-2638-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field27918.333
3817New York Mets1346569.48522.0592607-1529-3636-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field281216.429
41019Washington Nationals1346371.47024.0514548-3437-2826-43L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park271710.630
51322Florida Marlins1356075.44427.5524602-7826-4334-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonMichael HillSun Life Stadium271215.444
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2011 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Milwaukee Brewers1378156.591--6055515450-1831-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park251510.600
2511St. Louis Cardinals1367264.5298.56345914335-3137-33W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III26188.692
3716Cincinnati Reds1366769.49313.56295933637-3330-36L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark261214.462
41221Pittsburgh Pirates1366274.45618.5519577-5831-3731-37L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park261016.385
51525Chicago Cubs1375978.43122.0553659-10632-3727-41L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike QuadeRandy BushWrigley Field251213.480
61630Houston Astros1374790.34334.0528674-14626-4221-48W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad MillsEd WadeMinute Maid Park25916.360
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2011 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146Arizona Diamondbacks1377859.569--6125733942-2636-33W9T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field25169.640
2612San Francisco Giants1377265.5266.0460483-2339-3033-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park251411.560
3918Los Angeles Dodgers1356570.48112.0524520436-3529-35W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium26179.654
41120Colorado Rockies1376473.46714.0626642-1635-3329-40L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field25916.360
51424San Diego Padres1376077.43818.0514529-1528-3832-39L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJed HoyerPetco Park251114.440


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Douglas ArguelloP26.283Signed by Rangers 
Matt DiazLF-OF33.181Traded by Pirates to Braves for cash 
Joey GathrightCF29.131Signed by Red Sox 
Mike GonzalezP33.100Traded by Orioles to Rangers 
Jeremy HermidaOF27.214Claimed off waivers by Padres from Reds 
Matt TreanorC35.181Traded by Royals to Rangers 
Matt TuiasosopoLF25.113Released by Mariners 
Jack WilsonSS33.245Traded by Mariners to Braves