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Games on 2012-04-17

Top2012 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALOakland Athletics5Los Angeles Angels3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch941,0162:46Tyson RossDan HarenBrian Fuentes (1-0)Kevin Jepsen (0-1)Grant Balfour (3)Bob MelvinMike SciosciaAngel Stadium of
ALTexas Rangers18Boston Red Sox3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch938,2293:25Colby LewisJon LesterColby Lewis (2-0)Jon Lester (0-2)-Ron WashingtonBobby ValentineFenway Park
ALBaltimore Orioles3Chicago White Sox2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch911,2672:44Wei-Yin ChenJohn DanksWei-Yin Chen (1-0)John Danks (1-2)Jim Johnson (5)Buck ShowalterRobin VenturaGuaranteed Rate F
ALBaltimore Orioles3Chicago White Sox2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch911,2672:44Wei-Yin ChenJohn DanksWei-Yin Chen (1-0)John Danks (1-2)Jim Johnson (5)Buck ShowalterRobin VenturaU.S. Cellular Fie
ALDetroit Tigers3Kansas City Royals1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch913,8512:50Drew SmylyBruce ChenOctavio Dotel (1-0)Bruce Chen (0-1)Jose Valverde (2)Jim LeylandNed YostKauffman Stadium
ALMinnesota Twins3New York Yankees8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch940,1942:59Francisco LirianoCC SabathiaCC Sabathia (1-0)Francisco Liriano (0-2)-Ron GardenhireJoe GirardiYankee Stadium II
ALCleveland Indians9Seattle Mariners8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch912,4613:33Justin MastersonKevin MillwoodRafael Perez (1-0)Charlie Furbush (0-1)Chris Perez (3)Manny ActaEric WedgeSafeco Field
ALTampa Bay Rays3Toronto Blue Jays7Boxscore - PBP - Pitch915,3313:05Jeff NiemannRicky RomeroRicky Romero (2-0)Jeff Niemann (0-2)-Joe MaddonJohn FarrellRogers Centre
NLPittsburgh Pirates5Arizona Diamondbacks4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch919,1983:01Jeff KarstensIan KennedyJason Grilli (1-1)Bryan Shaw (0-2)Juan Cruz (1)Clint HurdleKirk GibsonChase Field
NLNew York Mets3Atlanta Braves9Boxscore - PBP - Pitch918,7322:53Johan SantanaRandall DelgadoRandall Delgado (2-0)Johan Santana (0-2)-Terry CollinsFredi GonzalezTurner Field
NLSan Diego Padres3Colorado Rockies5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch924,5252:48Anthony BassJamie MoyerJamie Moyer (1-2)Anthony Bass (0-2)Rafael Betancourt (3)Buddy BlackJim TracyCoors Field
NLChicago Cubs2Miami Marlins5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch924,5442:51Ryan DempsterJosh JohnsonSteve Cishek (1-0)Rafael Dolis (0-1)Heath Bell (1)Dale SveumOzzie GuillenMarlins Park
NLLos Angeles Dodgers4Milwaukee Brewers5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch927,1592:46Chad BillingsleyYovani GallardoJose Veras (1-0)Javy Guerra (1-1)-Don MattinglyRon RoenickeMiller Park
NLPhiladelphia Phillies2San Francisco Giants4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch941,1012:51Joe BlantonMadison BumgarnerMadison Bumgarner (2-1)Joe Blanton (1-2)Santiago Casilla (1)Charlie ManuelBruce BochyAT&T Park
NLCincinnati Reds1St. Louis Cardinals2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1035,5623:14Johnny CuetoKyle LohseJason Motte (1-0)Sam LeCure (0-1)-Dusty BakerMike MathenyBusch Stadium III
NLHouston Astros0Washington Nationals1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch917,8862:12Wandy RodriguezGio GonzalezGio Gonzalez (1-0)Wandy Rodriguez (0-2)Brad Lidge (2)Brad MillsDavey JohnsonNationals Park
16 Games on this date

Standings as of 2012-04-17.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Tampa Bay Rays1174.636--4164-233-04-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field1518368.550
249Toronto Blue Jays1064.6000.55438164-32-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre1526785.441
3714Baltimore Orioles1165.5451.0534673-33-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards1518764.576
41020New York Yankees1156.4552.0575072-33-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II1519061.596
51328Boston Red Sox1138.2734.05668-122-31-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park1516685.437
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Detroit Tigers1183.727--5437175-13-2W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park1518071.530
2815Chicago White Sox1055.5002.53840-23-22-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field1528072.526
3919Kansas City Royals1156.4553.04255-132-33-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1516784.444
41121Cleveland Indians945.4443.0615832-32-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field1536489.418
51430Minnesota Twins1129.1826.03859-211-51-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field1516487.424
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Texas Rangers1174.636--6327364-33-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1518665.570
2510Seattle Mariners1275.5830.54851-32-25-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field1506882.453
3611Los Angeles Angels1165.5451.05152-12-34-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim1518368.550
41222Oakland Athletics1257.4172.53344-113-42-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1205961.492
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Washington Nationals1293.750--4630165-14-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park1508961.593
236New York Mets1174.6361.53940-14-23-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field1516784.444
5817Philadelphia Phillies1156.4553.5353323-32-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park1517675.503
41018Miami Marlins1156.4553.54144-33-22-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park1516487.424
3916Atlanta Braves1156.4553.5514923-22-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field1518962.589
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Milwaukee Brewers1174.636--4861-133-14-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park1517675.503
2612St. Louis Cardinals1165.5451.05935242-24-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1518269.543
51425Houston Astros1147.3643.04446-23-31-4L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad MillsJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park15151100.338
61327Pittsburgh Pirates1147.3643.02434-102-12-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1517576.497
31124Chicago Cubs1147.3643.04253-112-52-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field1515794.377
41226Cincinnati Reds1147.3643.03242-103-31-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1519358.616
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers1192.818--5438166-03-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium1517774.510
258Arizona Diamondbacks1174.6362.05242104-13-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field1517477.490
3713San Francisco Giants1165.5453.04950-13-23-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park1518863.583
41523Colorado Rockies1147.3645.05260-83-51-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field1516091.397
51629San Diego Padres1239.2506.54455-112-51-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park1507377.487