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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 2012-05-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers7Boston Red Sox3BoxMax ScherzerJosh Beckett(none)
Houston Astros5Colorado Rockies11BoxJeremy GuthrieBud Norris(none)
Milwaukee Brewers6Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxZack GreinkeChad Billingsley(none)

Standings as of 2012-05-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
214Tampa Bay Rays513021.588--2162061017-1013-11L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field1116051.541
126Baltimore Orioles513021.588--230222816-1114-10L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards1116348.568
3610Toronto Blue Jays512823.5492.02492232614-1114-12W4T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre1114566.405
4919New York Yankees502426.4805.52322171513-1211-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II1127141.634
51226Boston Red Sox512130.4129.02682501812-159-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park1114863.432
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Chicago White Sox512922.569--2412043713-1216-10W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field1115655.505
259Cleveland Indians502822.5600.5219243-2416-1312-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field1124072.357
3714Kansas City Royals492524.5103.0200219-199-1316-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1134766.416
4818Detroit Tigers512526.4904.0224230-614-911-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park1116348.568
51429Minnesota Twins501931.3809.5196270-7410-169-15W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field1124765.420
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Los Angeles Angels523022.577--199191813-1117-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim1105951.536
21020Texas Rangers512427.4715.52912127912-1412-13W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1116942.622
31122Oakland Athletics512328.4516.5164202-3810-1513-13L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum814140.506
41327Seattle Mariners532132.3969.521821629-1312-19L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field1095455.495
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Mets513219.627--220244-2418-914-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field1114269.378
233Washington Nationals503020.6001.51921672516-714-13L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park1126844.607
345Miami Marlins513021.5882.0204202217-913-12W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park1113972.351
4815Philadelphia Phillies522626.5006.52212111012-1214-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park1105555.500
51324Atlanta Braves522329.4429.5251233189-1414-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field1107139.645
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Cincinnati Reds502723.540--2011841714-1013-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1127042.625
2713Pittsburgh Pirates502624.5201.0147176-2915-1211-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1125359.473
31017Milwaukee Brewers512526.4902.5223241-1812-1213-14W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park1115853.523
4916St. Louis Cardinals512526.4902.52702056511-1314-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1116348.568
51223Houston Astros512328.4514.5212222-1016-107-18W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad MillsJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park1113279.288
61528Chicago Cubs501931.3808.0185231-4611-168-15W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field1124270.375
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Los Angeles Dodgers513219.627--2211814020-1012-9L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium1115457.486
2612San Francisco Giants512724.5295.0204202214-1113-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park1116744.604
31121Arizona Diamondbacks512328.4519.0208225-1710-1513-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field1115853.523
41425Colorado Rockies502129.42010.5263279-1611-1610-13L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field1124369.384
51630San Diego Padres521735.32715.5167228-6112-165-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park1105951.536


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Tyler Pastornickyss22.169Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Optioned to Gwinnett (AAA)
Andrelton Simmonsss22.269Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Contract purchased from Gwinnett (AAA)
Aaron LaffeyP27.046Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Optioned to Las Vegas (AAA)
Jorge PadillaRF-CF32.294San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Jorge PadillaRF-CF32.294San Diego PadresTucson (AAA)Assigned to Tucson (AAA)
Steven DelabarRP28.319Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Optioned to Tacoma (AAA)
Nate RobertsonP34.270-Released by Cubs
Tyson RossSP25.039Oakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)Optioned to Sacramento (AAA)
Manny AcostaRP31.030New York MetsBuffalo (AAA)Outrighted to Buffalo (AAA)
Paul ClemensP24.107Houston AstrosOklahoma City (AAA)
Jamie Romak1B26.243St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)
Paul PhillipsC35.046Toronto Blue JaysLas Vegas (AAA)
Nate McLouthlf30.215-Released by Pirates
Chuck FickRP26.201St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)Optioned to Memphis (AAA)
Brandon DicksonRP27.209St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)Optioned to Memphis (AAA)
Maikel CletoRP23.030St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Recalled from Memphis (AAA)
Adam Lind1B28.319Toronto Blue JaysLas Vegas (AAA)Outrighted to Las Vegas (AAA)
Robert CoelloRP27.189Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Contract purchased from Las Vegas (AAA)
Matt Kempcf27.250Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)DL-15 Strained left hamstring
Alex Castellanoslf25.300Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Recalled from Albuquerque (AAA)
Troy Tulowitzkiss27.233Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)DL-15 Strained left groin muscle
Chris Nelson3b26.270Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Activated from DL
Dallas MartinezP17.215New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Signed as undrafted free agent (Mexico)
Israel CuevasP18.254Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Signed as undrafted free agent (Dom Republic)
Mike BroadwayRP25.062San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)DL-7 Injured
Darrell CecilianiRF21.343New York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)DL-7 Injured