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Games on 2012-07-18

Top2012 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALChicago White Sox1Boston Red Sox10Boxscore - PBP - Pitch937,3672:50Pedro HernandezFelix DoubrontFelix Doubront (10-4)Pedro Hernandez (0-1)-Robin VenturaBobby ValentineFenway Park
ALLos Angeles Angels2Detroit Tigers7Boxscore - PBP - Pitch937,9152:28C.J. WilsonDoug FisterDoug Fister (4-6)C.J. Wilson (9-6)-Mike SciosciaJim LeylandComerica Park
ALSeattle Mariners7Kansas City Royals8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch917,3123:03Kevin MillwoodBruce ChenGreg Holland (4-2)Josh Kinney (0-1)-Eric WedgeNed YostKauffman Stadium
ALBaltimore Orioles2Minnesota Twins1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch933,1952:46Tommy HunterFrancisco LirianoTommy Hunter (4-4)Francisco Liriano (3-9)Jim Johnson (27)Buck ShowalterRon GardenhireTarget Field
ALToronto Blue Jays0New York Yankees6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch745,9862:12Ricky RomeroHiroki KurodaHiroki Kuroda (9-7)Ricky Romero (8-6)-John FarrellJoe GirardiYankee Stadium II
ALTexas Rangers3Oakland Athletics4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch920,2492:57Colby LewisTravis BlackleyRyan Cook (3-2)Michael Kirkman (0-1)-Ron WashingtonBob MelvinOakland-Alameda C
ALCleveland Indians10Tampa Bay Rays6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch915,1433:31Justin MastersonJeremy HellicksonEsmil Rogers (1-2)Kyle Farnsworth (0-2)-Manny ActaJoe MaddonTropicana Field
NLSan Francisco Giants9Atlanta Braves4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1129,4104:08Ryan VogelsongMike MinorSantiago Casilla (3-4)Anthony Varvaro (1-1)-Bruce BochyFredi GonzalezTurner Field
NLMiami Marlins1Chicago Cubs5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch834,9342:31Josh JohnsonJeff SamardzijaJames Russell (3-0)Josh Johnson (5-7)-Ozzie GuillenDale SveumWrigley Field
NLArizona Diamondbacks7Cincinnati Reds1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch926,0772:49Ian KennedyMat LatosIan Kennedy (7-8)Mat Latos (7-3)-Kirk GibsonDusty BakerGreat American Ba
NLPittsburgh Pirates9Colorado Rockies6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch930,8423:11James McDonaldJeremy GuthrieJames McDonald (10-3)Matt Reynolds (3-1)Joel Hanrahan (26)Clint HurdleJim TracyCoors Field
NLPhiladelphia Phillies3Los Angeles Dodgers5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1239,9554:25Cliff LeeClayton KershawJamey Wright (4-2)Jacob Diekman (1-1)-Charlie ManuelDon MattinglyDodger Stadium
NLSt. Louis Cardinals3Milwaukee Brewers4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch937,7532:57Adam WainwrightTyler ThornburgJohn Axford (3-6)Adam Wainwright (7-10)Francisco Rodriguez (3)Mike MathenyRon RoenickeMiller Park
NLHouston Astros4San Diego Padres8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch925,7132:30Wandy RodriguezClayton RichardClayton Richard (7-10)Wandy Rodriguez (7-8)Huston Street (15)Brad MillsBuddy BlackPetco Park
NLNew York Mets3Washington Nationals4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch931,6602:56Chris YoungJordan ZimmermannJordan Zimmermann (7-6)Chris Young (2-4)Tyler Clippard (15)Terry CollinsDavey JohnsonNationals Park
15 Games on this date

Standings as of 2012-07-18.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees915635.615--4493698032-1524-20W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II713932.549
269Baltimore Orioles914942.5387.0374430-5625-2024-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards714427.620
3815Tampa Bay Rays924844.5228.5384387-328-2120-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field704228.600
41121Toronto Blue Jays924349.46713.54484361224-2119-28L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre703040.429
51225Boston Red Sox924052.43516.54654075822-2718-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park702941.414
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Chicago White Sox915140.560--4323815128-1823-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field713437.479
246Detroit Tigers925141.5540.5419412728-1723-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park703733.529
3714Kansas City Royals904743.5223.5377424-4723-2024-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium722547.347
4916Cleveland Indians914744.5164.0410440-3024-2123-23L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field712150.296
51329Minnesota Twins913556.38516.0390478-8817-3118-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field713140.437
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Los Angeles Angels925141.554--4173684924-1927-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim703832.543
258Texas Rangers915041.5490.54593788127-1823-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington714328.606
31017Oakland Athletics914645.5054.53483351324-2222-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum411823.439
41430Seattle Mariners933558.37616.5371390-1917-2718-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field694029.580
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Washington Nationals895237.584--3703056527-1525-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park734627.630
2611Miami Marlins914942.5384.0352413-6128-2021-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park712051.282
3510New York Mets914942.5384.04144041028-1821-24L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field712546.352
41020Atlanta Braves904347.4789.54163882820-2723-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field725121.708
51223Philadelphia Phillies934251.45212.0392417-2519-2523-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park693930.565
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Pittsburgh Pirates915041.549--3783443426-1724-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park712942.408
2412Cincinnati Reds914942.5381.03783354325-2024-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark714823.676
3818Milwaukee Brewers914546.4955.0411415-426-2319-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park713833.535
41122St. Louis Cardinals924250.4578.54413776421-2221-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III704624.657
51324Chicago Cubs904050.4449.5342399-5722-2218-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field722151.292
61527Houston Astros923755.40213.5357443-8626-1911-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad MillsJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park701852.257
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123San Francisco Giants915338.582--3673551229-1624-22W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park714130.577
2713Los Angeles Dodgers935043.5384.0351346528-2122-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium693633.522
3919Arizona Diamondbacks914447.4849.0390388223-2121-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field713734.521
41426San Diego Padres934053.43014.0336399-6319-2821-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park693633.522
51628Colorado Rockies913655.39617.0438513-7521-2815-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field712843.394

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Nick BlackburnSP30.144Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Recalled from Rochester (AAA)
Jhan MarinezP23.340Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Optioned to Charlotte (AAA)
Ryan WebbRP26.163Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)Optioned to New Orleans (AAA)
Rafael PerezP30.064Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)Assigned to Columbus (AAA) for rehab
Luis SanzC24.242Detroit TigersErie (AA)Activated from DL
Donn RoachP22.216San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)DL-7 Injured
Kyle Shelton3B-1B26.064Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)DL-7 Left hamstring strain
Martin PerezSP-RP21.105Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)Optioned to Round Rock (AAA)
Colby LewisSP32.351Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Activated from DL
Pedro HernandezSP23.097Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Recalled from Charlotte (AAA)
Javy GuerraRP26.260Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Reinstated from bereavement list
Stephen FifeSP25.287Los Angeles DodgersAlbuquerque (AAA)Optioned to Albuquerque (AAA)
Matt Kempcf27.298Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Activated from DL
Andre EthierRF30.099Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Activated from DL
Justin De FratusP24.271Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Activated from DL
Justin De FratusP24.271Philadelphia PhilliesLehigh Valley (AAA)Optioned to Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Brad BergesenP26.296Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Tommy HunterSP26.015Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Recalled from Norfolk (AAA)
David Ortizdh36.243Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)DL-15 Right achilles soreness
Mauro Gomez3b27.314Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA)
Francisley BuenoRP31.135Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
Ryan VerdugoSP25.099Kansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)Optioned to Omaha (AAA)
Todd RedmondP27.062Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Optioned to Louisville (AAA)
Xavier Paullf27.143Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Contract purchased from Louisville (AAA)
Trevor BauerSP21.182Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Optioned to Reno (AAA)
Jonathan AlbaladejoP29.261Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Recalled from Reno (AAA)
J.R. TowlesC28.158Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Chien-Ming WangRP32.109Washington NationalsPotomac (A+)Assigned to Potomac (A+) for Rehab
Stephen PerezSS21.214Washington NationalsAuburn (A-)DL-7 Injured
D.J. MitchellRP25.066New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
David PhelpsSP25.282New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Steven DelabarRP29.001Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)Recalled from Tacoma (AAA)
Charlie FurbushRP26.098Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)DL-15 Strained left triceps
Edward MujicaRP28.069Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Activated from DL
Hector Sanchezc22.243San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)DL-15 Sprained left knee
Eli Whitesidec32.270San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Recalled from Fresno (AAA)
Erick ThreetsP30.256-Released by Athletics
Erick ThreetsP30.256Los Angeles DodgersAlbuquerque (AAA)Signed to minor league contract
Nick HundleyC28.314San Diego PadresTucson (AAA)DL-7 Hamstring
Jonnathan AristilP25.230Houston AstrosOklahoma City (AAA)Activated from temporary inactive list
Hector AmbrizP28.050Houston AstrosOklahoma City (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Delvis MoralesSS21.323Los Angeles DodgersGreat Lakes (A)Activated from DL
Jeffrey Hunt3B21.155Los Angeles DodgersGreat Lakes (A)DL-7 Injured
Kevin DavidC24.099Kansas City RoyalsKane County (A)Assigned to Kane County (A)
Tim SaundersP22.062Chicago CubsDaytona (A+)
Ryan Adams2B25.088Baltimore OriolesGulf Coast Orioles (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Orioles (Rk)
Zelous Wheeler3B25.183Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Assigned to Norfolk (AAA)
Rene GarciaC22.119Houston AstrosCorpus Christi (AA)Assigned to Corpus Christi (AA)
Matt MarquisLF22.146Boston Red SoxLowell (A-)Assigned to Lowell (A-)
Neal Pritchard3B23.147St. Louis CardinalsPalm Beach (A+)Assigned to Palm Beach (A+)
Keenyn WalkerCF-RF21.340Chicago White SoxWinston-Salem (A+)Assigned to Winston-Salem (A+)
Anthony MelchiondaIF22.151St. Louis CardinalsQuad Cities (A)Assigned to Quad Cities (A)
Mac WilliamsonOF22.003San Francisco GiantsArizona Giants (Rk)
Preston Tucker1B-OF22.012Houston AstrosTri City (A-)
Keith WermanIF-C22.290Seattle MarinersEverett (A-)Assigned to Everett (A-)
Roberto De La Cruz3B21.250Colorado RockiesTri-City (A-)Assigned to Tri-City (A-)
Derrick BleekerP21.129Baltimore OriolesGulf Coast Orioles (Rk)
Sammy Diaz2B21.140Cincinnati RedsClinton (A)Assigned to Clinton (A)
David Bergin1B22.327St. Louis CardinalsQuad Cities (A)Assigned to Quad Cities (A)
Bijan RademacherOF 21.033Chicago CubsPeoria (A)Assigned to Peoria (A)
Matt JacksonP24.213San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)Assigned to San Antonio (AA)
Mike SchultzP32.233Washington NationalsGulf Coast Nationals (Rk)
Chris FetterP26.207San Diego PadresFort Wayne (A)Assigned to Fort Wayne (A)
Ethan HollingsworthP25.075Kansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
Nick BucciP22.002Milwaukee BrewersArizona Brewers (Rk)
Clint DempsterP22.323Minnesota TwinsFort Myers (A+)Assigned to Fort Myers (A+)
Travis MillerP22.125St. Louis CardinalsPalm Beach (A+)Assigned to Palm Beach (A+)
Christopher KirschP20.246Tampa Bay RaysPrinceton (Rk)
Kevin KleisP20.322Pittsburgh PiratesGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)
Coby CowgillP21.117Texas RangersArizona Rangers (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Rangers (Rk)
Bennett ParryP20.346Baltimore OriolesAberdeen (A-)Assigned to Aberdeen (A-)
Drew VerhagenP21.269Detroit TigersLakeland (A+)Assigned to Lakeland (A+)
Alex KreisP23.049Washington NationalsGulf Coast Nationals (Rk)
Adam PaulencuP21.243Colorado RockiesTri-City (A-)
Derek TrentC22.254Pittsburgh PiratesState College (A-)Activated from DL
Jean Acevedo3B21.225Announced retirement
Michael WattP23.144Released by Padres