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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 2012-05-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox6Baltimore Orioles5BoxDaniel BardJake ArrietaAlfredo Aceves
Minnesota Twins0Chicago White Sox6BoxChris SaleScott Diamond(none)
Detroit Tigers2Cleveland Indians4BoxVinnie PestanoPhil CokeChris Perez
Kansas City Royals3New York Yankees8BoxAndy PettitteWill Smith(none)
Los Angeles Angels3Oakland Athletics1BoxJordan WaldenJordan NorbertoErnesto Frieri
Texas Rangers3Seattle Mariners5BoxKevin MillwoodScott FeldmanBrandon League
Toronto Blue Jays4Tampa Bay Rays5BoxJake McGeeDarren Oliver(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers4Arizona Diamondbacks11BoxJoe SaundersTed Lilly(none)
Atlanta Braves1Cincinnati Reds2BoxAroldis ChapmanCristhian Martinez(none)
Chicago Cubs1Houston Astros5BoxWandy RodriguezJeff Samardzija(none)
Colorado Rockies8Miami Marlins4BoxAlex WhiteCarlos Zambrano(none)
San Francisco Giants5Milwaukee Brewers8BoxJose VerasBarry ZitoJohn Axford
Washington Nationals1Philadelphia Phillies4BoxCole HamelsEdwin Jackson(none)
New York Mets3Pittsburgh Pirates1BoxJonathon NieseCharlie MortonFrank Francisco
San Diego Padres3St. Louis Cardinals6BoxLance LynnJeff SuppanJason Motte

Standings as of 2012-05-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles452916.644--2081941415-914-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards1176453.547
223Tampa Bay Rays452817.6221.01971831417-711-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field1176255.530
3813Toronto Blue Jays452322.5116.02151803511-1112-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre1175067.427
41122New York Yankees442024.4558.5200193713-127-12W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II1187543.636
51327Boston Red Sox441727.38611.5236219178-129-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park1185266.441
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Chicago White Sox442519.568--182174812-913-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field1186058.508
248Cleveland Indians432419.5580.5188188014-1110-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field1194475.370
3612Detroit Tigers432221.5122.5185194-914-98-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park1196653.555
4918Kansas City Royals432122.4883.5171193-229-1312-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1195168.429
51430Minnesota Twins431429.32610.5164233-696-148-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field1195267.437
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Los Angeles Angels452421.533--162167-511-1013-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim1176552.556
2715Oakland Athletics452322.5111.0153173-2010-1213-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum874146.471
31020Seattle Mariners462125.4573.5176183-79-912-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field1165462.466
41224Texas Rangers452025.4444.0242163798-1212-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1177344.624
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Washington Nationals442717.614--1631441916-711-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park1187147.602
235New York Mets442618.5911.0182211-2912-814-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field1184870.407
3610Miami Marlins442420.5453.0170169111-813-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park1184573.381
4714Philadelphia Phillies452322.5114.5178175312-1211-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park1175859.496
5917Atlanta Braves452223.4895.5221186358-914-14L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field1177245.615
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Cincinnati Reds432419.558--165160512-812-11W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1197346.613
2816Pittsburgh Pirates442222.5002.5126160-3411-1011-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1185761.483
31019St. Louis Cardinals442123.4773.5231166659-1112-12W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1186751.568
41223Houston Astros442024.4554.51821701216-104-14W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad MillsJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park1183583.297
51121Milwaukee Brewers442024.4554.5191220-2912-128-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park1186355.534
61528Chicago Cubs441628.3648.5155201-469-157-13L9T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field1184573.381
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers443014.682--2011574418-512-9W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium1185662.475
259San Francisco Giants442420.5456.0170174-412-1012-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park1187048.593
31325Arizona Diamondbacks452025.44410.5188202-148-1412-11L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field1176156.521
41426Colorado Rockies431726.39512.5209236-279-148-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field1194772.395
51629San Diego Padres451629.35614.5139182-4312-164-13L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park1176057.513


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Collin BalesterRP25.351Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Quintin Berrylf27.183Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Contract purchased from Toledo (AAA)
Jeff LockeP24.185Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Optioned to Indianapolis (AAA)
Jason GrilliRP35.193Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Reinstated from bereavement
Matt Carpenter1b26.178St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)DL-15 Right oblique strain
Steven Hill1b27.070St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Contract purchased from Memphis (AAA)
Jonathan Herrera2b27.201Colorado RockiesTulsa (AA)DL-15 Strained right hamstring
DJ LeMahieu2b23.314Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA)
Cody Ransom2b-ss36.096Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Claimed off waivers from Diamondbacks
Edwin MaysonetSS30.218Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Optioned to Nashville (AAA)
Alex GonzalezSS35.097Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Diory Hernandez3B28.045-Released by Astros
Charlie Culberson2b23.043San Francisco GiantsFresno (AAA)Optioned to Fresno (AAA)
Ryan Theriot2b32.168San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Activated from DL