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Saturday August 4,2012This date in baseball
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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 2012-08-04

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins6Boston Red Sox4BoxAlex BurnettAlfredo AcevesJared Burton
Los Angeles Angels6Chicago White Sox5BoxKevin JepsenMatt ThorntonErnesto Frieri
Cleveland Indians1Detroit Tigers6BoxDoug FisterUbaldo Jimenez(none)
Texas Rangers4Kansas City Royals2BoxScott FeldmanWill SmithAlexi Ogando
Seattle Mariners1New York Yankees0BoxFelix HernandezHiroki Kuroda(none)
Toronto Blue Jays3Oakland Athletics1BoxJesse ChavezJerry BlevinsDarren Oliver
Baltimore Orioles4Tampa Bay Rays0BoxWei-Yin ChenJeremy Hellickson(none)
Houston Astros3Atlanta Braves2BoxLucas HarrellPaul MaholmWilton Lopez
Pittsburgh Pirates4Cincinnati Reds5BoxJonathan BroxtonJared HughesAroldis Chapman
San Francisco Giants11Colorado Rockies6BoxMadison BumgarnerJeff Francis(none)
Chicago Cubs1Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxClayton KershawChris VolstadKenley Jansen
Arizona Diamondbacks0Philadelphia Phillies3BoxRoy HalladayJoe SaundersJonathan Papelbon
New York Mets6San Diego Padres2BoxJeremy HefnerEdinson VolquezFrank Francisco
Milwaukee Brewers1St. Louis Cardinals6BoxAdam WainwrightMark Rogers(none)
Miami Marlins7Washington Nationals10BoxRyan MattheusMichael Dunn(none)

Standings as of 2012-08-04

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113New York Yankees1066046.566--5154278834-2126-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II563521.625
259Baltimore Orioles1075849.5422.5443501-5828-2330-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards553520.636
3712Tampa Bay Rays1075750.5333.54344142031-2426-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field553322.600
41123Toronto Blue Jays1074859.44912.5516508826-2522-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre552530.455
51224Boston Red Sox1084860.44413.05244972726-3322-27L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park542133.389
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Detroit Tigers1075948.551--4864642233-1826-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park552926.527
247Chicago White Sox1065848.5470.55064446231-2027-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field562729.482
3917Kansas City Royals1065353.5005.5440501-6127-2526-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium561937.339
41018Cleveland Indians1075354.4956.0450538-8828-2425-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field551540.273
51428Minnesota Twins1074463.41115.0472549-7720-3524-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field552233.400
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Texas Rangers1065848.547--5424588432-2326-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington563521.625
2611Los Angeles Angels1085850.5371.05064555128-2430-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim543123.574
3813Oakland Athletics1075750.5331.54253962931-2526-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum25718.280
41325Seattle Mariners1094762.43112.5432431125-2922-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field532825.528
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Washington Nationals1076245.579--4643857931-2231-23L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park553619.655
2614New York Mets1085751.5285.5486487-128-2429-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field541737.315
3715Atlanta Braves1075552.5147.04934365728-2927-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field553916.709
4816Miami Marlins1085553.5097.5399496-9731-2324-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park541440.259
51121Philadelphia Phillies1074958.45813.0444474-3024-2825-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park553223.582
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cincinnati Reds1076542.607--4673917635-2030-22W16T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark553223.582
234Pittsburgh Pirates1066046.5664.54354033230-1930-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park561937.339
3920St. Louis Cardinals1075255.48613.053542810729-2323-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III553619.655
41222Milwaukee Brewers1064858.45316.5487497-1029-2719-31L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park563521.625
51326Chicago Cubs1054560.42919.0389467-7825-2620-34L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field571641.281
61630Houston Astros1084266.38923.5414551-13727-2515-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad MillsJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park541341.241
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Los Angeles Dodgers1085949.546--4194051430-2429-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium542727.500
2510San Francisco Giants1075849.5420.54414271432-2326-26L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park553619.655
31019Arizona Diamondbacks1075255.4866.54854424327-2725-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field552926.527
41427San Diego Padres1094663.42213.5407472-6523-3023-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park533023.566
51529Colorado Rockies1054263.40015.5501613-11225-3217-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field572235.386

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Cliff PenningtonSS28.050Oakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)Assigned to Sacramento (AAA) for rehab
Charlie FurbushRP26.115Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Assigned to Tacoma (AAA) for rehab
Dan StrailySP23.246Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Contract purchased from Sacramento (AAA)
Derek Norrisc23.171Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Recalled from Sacramento (AAA)
Pat NeshekP31.334Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Traded from Orioles to Athletics for future considerations
Pat NeshekRP31.334Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Evan ScribnerRP27.016Oakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)Optioned to Sacramento (AAA)
Jim MillerRP30.098Oakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)Optioned to Sacramento (AAA)
Seth Smithdh29.308Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)DL-15 Strained left hamstring
Michael Taylorrf26.228Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Recalled from Sacramento (AAA)
Francisco CorderoRP37.085Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)DL-15 Inflamed right big toe
Mickey StoreyRP26.141Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Contract purchased from Oklahoma City (AAA)
John LannanSP27.311Washington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)Optioned to Syracuse (AAA)
Tim ByrdakRP38.277New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)DL-15 Sore left shoulder
Frank FranciscoRP32.054New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Activated from DL
Lance Berkman1b36.176St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)DL-15 Right knee inflammation
Shane Robinsoncf27.278St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Recalled from Memphis (AAA)
Cory BurnsRP24.300San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Contract purchased from Tucson (AAA)
Kip WellsSP35.105San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Designated for assignment
Evan ReedP26.216Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Recalled from New Orleans (AAA)
Brad HandSP22.137Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)Optioned to New Orleans (AAA)
Andrew CarpenterIF22.121Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Designated for assignment
Brett CecilRP26.033Toronto Blue JaysLas Vegas (AAA)Optioned to Las Vegas (AAA)
Jesse ChavezRP28.349Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Recalled from Las Vegas (AAA)
Adeiny Hechavarria3b-ss23.111Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Recalled from Las Vegas (AAA)
Ydwin VillegasSS21.337San Francisco GiantsFresno (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Blake ParkerP27.046Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Assigned to Iowa (AAA) for rehab
Mike AntoniniP26.363Los Angeles DodgersAlbuquerque (AAA)Outrighted to Albuquerque (AAA)
Tuffy GosewischC28.353Toronto Blue JaysLas Vegas (AAA)Traded from Phillies to Blue Jays
Al AlburquerqueP26.055Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Assigned to Toledo (AAA) for rehab
Ronnie WeltyRF24.198Baltimore OriolesBowie (AA)Activated from DL
Ari RonickP26.132San Francisco GiantsRichmond (AA)DL-7 Injured
Nick Van StrattenRF27.074Kansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)Activated from DL
Mitch LevierLF24.205Oakland AthleticsStockton (A+)DL-7 Injured
Hector GomezSS24.152Milwaukee BrewersBrevard County (A+)DL-7 Injured
Russ Mitchell3B27.170San Francisco GiantsRichmond (AA)Activated from DL
Brad DydalewiczP22.133Houston AstrosLancaster (A+)Activated from DL
Carlos Ruizc33.194Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)DL-15 Plantar fasciitis, left foot
Hector Luna3B30.184Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Recalled from Lehigh Valley (AAA)
James SkeltonC26.280Washington NationalsPotomac (A+)Assigned to Potomac (A+)
Michael PerichtC24.073Los Angeles DodgersGreat Lakes (A)Assigned to Great Lakes (A)
Jose Garcia2B24.175St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)Assigned to Memphis (AAA)
Bill RiceLF23.331Chicago White SoxKannapolis (A)Assigned to Kannapolis (A)
Jeremy RodriguezC22.339San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)Assigned to San Antonio (AA)
Tyler OgleC21.360Los Angeles DodgersOgden (Rk)Assigned to Ogden (Rk)
Emilio KingCF-RF22.352Houston AstrosLexington (A)Assigned to Lexington (A)
Javier BaezSS19.246Chicago CubsDaytona (A+)Assigned to Daytona (A+)
Francisco Rosario22.023New York YankeesTampa (A+)Assigned to Tampa (A+)
Brian BurresP31.118San Francisco GiantsArizona Giants (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Giants (Rk) for rehab
Jeff KaplanP27.026New York MetsBinghamton (AA)
Tim StaufferP30.063San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)Assigned to Lake Elsinore (A+) for rehab
Josh ButlerP27.236Milwaukee BrewersArizona Brewers (Rk)
Josh SchmidtP29.263Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)Assigned to New Orleans (AAA)
Jaime GarciaP26.027St. Louis CardinalsSpringfield (AA)Assigned to Springfield (AA) for rehab
Seth RosinP23.275Philadelphia PhilliesClearwater (A+)Assigned to Clearwater (A+)
Stephen KohlscheenP23.318Seattle MarinersHigh Desert (A+)Assigned to High Desert (A+)
Kevin SiegristP23.015St. Louis CardinalsSpringfield (AA)Assigned to Springfield (AA)
Rob WaiteP25.207Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
J.C. SulbaranP22.268Kansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)Assigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA)
Edgar OlmosP22.114Miami MarlinsJacksonville (AA)Assigned to Jacksonville (AA)
Luis SanzC24.259Detroit TigersLakeland (A+)Assigned to Lakeland (A+)
Joe Van MeterP23.290Texas RangersMyrtle Beach (A+)Assigned to Myrtle Beach (A+)
Mario HollandsP23.343Philadelphia PhilliesClearwater (A+)Assigned to Clearwater (A+)
Jeremy BergP26.018Los Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)Assigned to Salt Lake (AAA)
Scott GriggsP21.083Los Angeles DodgersGreat Lakes (A)Assigned to Great Lakes (A)
Brad PropstP23.139Houston AstrosGreeneville (Rk)Assigned to Greeneville (Rk)
Jake EschP22.130Miami MarlinsGreensboro (A)Assigned to Greensboro (A)
Michael GarciaOF22.242Miami MarlinsGulf Coast Marlins (Rk)
Kevin KleisP20.339Pittsburgh PiratesState College (A-)Assigned to State College (A-)
Bobby DoranP23.136Houston AstrosCorpus Christi (AA)Assigned to Corpus Christi (AA)
Alex TorresP24.240Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)DL-7 Injured