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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 2012-05-18

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Miami Marlins3Cleveland Indians2BoxCarlos ZambranoTony SippHeath Bell
Pittsburgh Pirates0Detroit Tigers6BoxJustin VerlanderCharlie Morton(none)
Arizona Diamondbacks6Kansas City Royals4BoxBrad ZieglerKelvin HerreraJ.J. Putz
Cincinnati Reds0New York Yankees4BoxAndy PettitteBronson Arroyo(none)
Atlanta Braves5Tampa Bay Rays3BoxTommy HansonJames ShieldsCraig Kimbrel
New York Mets5Toronto Blue Jays14BoxRicky RomeroJonathon Niese(none)
Chicago White Sox3Chicago Cubs2BoxMatt ThorntonJeff SamardzijaAddison Reed
Seattle Mariners4Colorado Rockies0BoxKevin MillwoodAlex White(none)
Texas Rangers4Houston Astros1BoxRobbie RossWandy RodriguezJoe Nathan
St. Louis Cardinals5Los Angeles Dodgers6BoxKenley JansenFernando Salas(none)
Minnesota Twins11Milwaukee Brewers3BoxScott DiamondMarco Estrada(none)
Boston Red Sox4Philadelphia Phillies6BoxCole HamelsDaniel BardJonathan Papelbon
Los Angeles Angels7San Diego Padres2BoxJered WeaverJeff Suppan(none)
Oakland Athletics6San Francisco Giants8BoxBarry ZitoJarrod ParkerSantiago Casilla
Baltimore Orioles2Washington Nationals1BoxKevin GreggRyan MattheusPedro Strop

Standings as of 2012-05-18

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles402713.675--1841651914-713-6W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards1226656.541
223Tampa Bay Rays402515.6252.01771641314-511-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field1226557.533
3815Toronto Blue Jays402119.5256.01931593410-1011-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre1225270.426
41021New York Yankees391821.4628.51821711111-97-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II1237746.626
51329Boston Red Sox391326.33313.5209198118-125-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park1235667.455
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Chicago White Sox402218.550--161161011-811-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field1226359.516
3611Detroit Tigers392118.5380.5173178-513-88-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park1236756.545
2510Cleveland Indians392118.5380.5174178-411-1010-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field1234776.382
4917Kansas City Royals381919.5002.0153177-248-1211-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1245371.427
51430Minnesota Twins391128.28210.5146205-596-145-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field1235568.447
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Los Angeles Angels402218.550--149158-911-1011-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim1226755.549
2714Oakland Athletics402119.5251.0144158-149-1012-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum924349.467
31123Texas Rangers401822.4504.0224144808-1210-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1227547.615
41224Seattle Mariners411823.4394.5148169-217-811-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field1215764.471
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Washington Nationals392415.615--1411281315-69-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park1237449.602
235New York Mets392316.5901.0166196-3012-811-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field1235172.415
346Philadelphia Phillies402218.5502.51651551011-811-10W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park1225963.484
4612Miami Marlins392118.5383.014714619-712-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park1234875.390
5713Atlanta Braves402119.5253.5212171418-913-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field1227349.598
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1816Pittsburgh Pirates392019.513--111143-3210-810-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1235964.480
2918Cincinnati Reds381919.5000.5144148-49-810-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1247846.629
31019Milwaukee Brewers391920.4871.0156196-4011-88-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park1236459.520
41222St. Louis Cardinals391821.4622.0212148646-1112-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1237053.569
51426Chicago Cubs391623.4104.0145173-289-137-10L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field1234578.366
61325Houston Astros391623.4104.0160153712-94-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad MillsJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park1233984.317
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers392514.641--1711333816-59-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium1236162.496
259San Francisco Giants392118.5384.0149153-411-910-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park1237350.593
31120Arizona Diamondbacks401921.4756.5164177-138-1111-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field1226260.508
41527Colorado Rockies381523.3959.5184202-188-137-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field1244975.395
51628San Diego Padres401426.35011.5127164-3710-164-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park1226260.508


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Chris VolstadSP25.237Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Optioned to Iowa (AAA)
Blake Lallic29.006Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Contract purchased from Iowa (AAA)
Chris Youngcf28.256Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Activated from DL
AJ Pollockcf24.165Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Assigned to Reno (AAA)
Evan MeekRP29.006Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Optioned to Indianapolis (AAA)
Gorkys Hernandezlf24.254Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Recalled from Indianapolis (AAA)
Allen Craigrf27.304St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)DL-15 Left hamstring
Kyle McClellanRP27.340St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)DL-15 Right elbow
Adron Chamberscf-lf25.222St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Recalled from Louisville (AAA)
Brandon DicksonRP27.196St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Recalled from Louisville (AAA)
Lew FordLF-CF35.279Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Signed to minor league contract
James Darnelllf25.119San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)DL-15 Left shoulder subluxation
Tim StaufferP29.350San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)DL-15 Right elbow sprain
Eric StultsP32.161San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Claimed off waivers from White Sox
Eric StultsSP32.161San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Recalled from Tucson (AAA)
Nick VincentP25.310San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Recalled from Tucson (AAA)
Brad PennyP33.359San Francisco GiantsFresno (AAA)Signed to minor league contract
Henry SosaP26.294Signed with Kia Tigers (Korea)
J.J. EthelC22.361Los Angeles DodgersAlbuquerque (AAA)DL-7 Right ankle sprain