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Games on 2012-08-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Los Angeles Angels14Boston Red Sox13BoxErnesto FrieriAlfredo Aceves(none)
Toronto Blue Jays2Detroit Tigers3BoxJoaquin BenoitChad Jenkins(none)
Oakland Athletics0Tampa Bay Rays5BoxAlex CobbTyson Ross(none)
Minnesota Twins6Texas Rangers10BoxMike AdamsJared BurtonJoe Nathan
Colorado Rockies1New York Mets0BoxRex BrothersBobby ParnellMatt Belisle
Cincinnati Reds3Philadelphia Phillies4BoxRaul ValdesAlfredo Simon(none)
Atlanta Braves2San Francisco Giants5BoxBarry ZitoTommy HansonSergio Romo
Houston Astros5St. Louis Cardinals13BoxJake WestbrookDallas Keuchel(none)

Standings as of 2012-08-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
214New York Yankees1247054.565--6075109741-2229-32L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II382513.658
125Baltimore Orioles1247054.565--518572-5435-2635-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards382315.605
3510Tampa Bay Rays1256857.5442.55294547537-2631-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field372215.595
41225Boston Red Sox1255570.44015.56115842729-3726-33L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park371423.378
51327Toronto Blue Jays1245371.42717.0567596-2930-3123-40L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre382018.526
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Detroit Tigers1246955.556--5695412840-2229-33W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park381919.500
247Chicago White Sox1236855.5530.55825107238-2330-32W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field391722.436
3813Kansas City Royals1236459.5204.5506554-4833-2631-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium39831.205
41020Cleveland Indians1245965.47610.0515646-13132-2727-38L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field38929.237
51429Minnesota Twins1244975.39520.0545642-9722-3927-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field381721.447
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
169Los Angeles Angels1256857.544--5945662833-2935-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim372116.568
2712Oakland Athletics1246559.5242.55014673437-2928-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum8-19-.125
3915Texas Rangers1246361.5084.563753710035-2728-34L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington38308.789
41124Seattle Mariners1255768.45611.0491485633-3024-38W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field371819.486
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Washington Nationals1247450.597--54643810836-2438-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park382414.632
2614Atlanta Braves1256461.51210.55724908233-3231-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field37307.811
3716Miami Marlins1256263.49612.5473557-8433-2729-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park37730.189
4918New York Mets1256164.48813.5528569-4130-3231-32L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field371324.351
51121Philadelphia Phillies1255966.47215.5518549-3130-3329-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park372215.595
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Cincinnati Reds1267551.595--5484747440-2335-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark362214.611
2511Pittsburgh Pirates1246658.5328.05155001533-2733-31L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park381325.342
3817St. Louis Cardinals1246163.49213.061048712337-2924-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III382711.711
41222Milwaukee Brewers1235766.46316.5563570-737-2920-37W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park392613.667
51528Chicago Cubs1235073.40723.5457559-10229-2921-44L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field391128.282
61630Houston Astros1254778.37627.5463649-18630-3217-46W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony DeFrancescoJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park37829.216
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
133San Francisco Giants1257154.568--5394994037-2534-29W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park372314.622
248Los Angeles Dodgers1256956.5522.04974663132-2937-27L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium371720.459
31019Arizona Diamondbacks1245965.47611.55645244030-3029-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field382216.579
41323San Diego Padres1265868.46013.5478544-6631-3227-36W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park361818.500
51426Colorado Rockies1235469.43916.0582686-10430-3524-34W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field391029.256


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Al AlburquerqueP26.074Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Activated from DL, Optioned to Toledo (AAA)
Tyson RossSP25.123Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Recalled from Sacramento (AAA)
Thad WeberP27.329San Diego PadresReno (AAA)Claimed off waivers from Tigers
AJ Pollocklf24.262Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Assigned to Reno (AAA)
Blake Lalli1B-C29.103Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Designated for assignment
Miguel SocolovichRP26.030Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Claimed off waivers from Orioles
Devin MesoracoC24.065Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Reinstated from suspension
Devin Mesoracoc24.065Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Optioned to Louisville (AAA)
Michael SchwimerRP26.185Philadelphia PhilliesLehigh Valley (AAA)Optioned to Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Juan CruzRP33.312-Released by Pirates
Brad BoxbergerRP24.088San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Recalled from Tucson (AAA)
Jason MarquisSP34.002San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)DL-15 Fractured left wrist
Neil WagnerP28.235San Diego PadresTucson (AAA)Designated for assignment
Justin Christianlf32.142San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)DL-15 Sprained left wrist
Francisco Peguerolf24.083San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Recalled from Fresno (AAA)
Ivan NovaSP25.223New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)DL-15 Right rotator cuff inflammation
J.J. HooverRP25.010Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Recalled from Louisville (AAA)
Juan AbreuP27.137Toronto Blue JaysLas Vegas (AAA)Activated from temporary inactive list
Anthony BassP24.296San Diego PadresTucson (AAA)Assigned to Tucson (AAA) for rehab
Brandon Inge3b35.096Oakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)Assigned to Sacramento (AAA) for rehab
Pedro HernandezP23.133Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Jimmy Gallagher1B26.354Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Activated from DL
Justin GreeneCF-LF26.317Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Tug Hulett3B29.176Philadelphia PhilliesReading (AA)Activated from DL
Dellin BetancesP24.153New York YankeesTrenton (AA)DL-7 Right shoulder soreness
Adam Lind1B29.037Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)Assigned to New Hampshire (AA) for rehab
Gustavo NunezSS24.197Pittsburgh PiratesAltoona (AA)Assigned to Altoona (AA) for rehab
Brad PennyRP34.091San Francisco GiantsSan Jose (A+)Assigned to San Jose (A+) for rehab
Nick CiolliRF-LF24.261Chicago White SoxWinston-Salem (A+)DL-7 Left hamstring
Charlie CononieP23.179Tampa Bay RaysBowling Green (A)Suspended 50 games for methamphetamine
Justin WoodallP24.291Tampa Bay RaysBowling Green (A)Suspended 50 games for methamphetamine
Ryan Brett2B20.319Tampa Bay RaysBowling Green (A)Suspended 50 games for methamphetamine
Dave Valesente3B24.039Pittsburgh PiratesState College (A-)Activated from DL
Mike MergenthalerLF23.229San Francisco GiantsSalem-Keizer (A-)DL-7 Injured
Chris StrattonP22.001San Francisco GiantsSalem-Keizer (A-)DL-7 Injured
Raymundo MonteroP22.337San Francisco GiantsSalem-Keizer (A-)DL-7 Injured
Jose Bautistarf31.308Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)Assigned to New Hampshire (AA) for rehab
Andy GonzalezSS-3B30.251Milwaukee BrewersNashville (AAA)Assigned to Nashville (AAA)
Jonathan RoofLF-2B23.212San Diego PadresTucson (AAA)Assigned to Tucson (AAA)
Sam Roberts2B23.181Oakland AthleticsBurlington (A)Assigned to Burlington (A)
Jairo KellySS19.337Cleveland IndiansArizona Indians (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Indians (Rk)
Noel CuevasLF-CF20.326Los Angeles DodgersOgden (Rk)Assigned to Ogden (Rk)
Alfredo Lopez2B22.320Miami MarlinsJacksonville (AA)Assigned to Jacksonville (AA)
Torsten BossIF21.239Baltimore OriolesFrederick (A+)Assigned to Frederick (A+)
Sean JamiesonSS23.174Oakland AthleticsBurlington (A)Assigned to Burlington (A)
Sean JamiesonSS23.174Arizona DiamondbacksSouth Bend (A)Assigned to South Bend (A)
Patrick TolentinoC23.036Cleveland IndiansAkron (AA)Assigned to Akron (AA)
Kelvin DuranOF21.286New York YankeesGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Yankees (Rk)
Andrew DouglasLF-3B23.088Chicago White SoxKannapolis (A)Assigned to Kannapolis (A)
Michael VaughnC 21.247Miami MarlinsJamestown (A-)Assigned to Jamestown (A-)
Hector Veloz3B18.203Baltimore OriolesAberdeen (A-)Assigned to Aberdeen (A-)
Diego Gonzalez21.160Philadelphia PhilliesGulf Coast Phillies (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Phillies (Rk)
Mike OjalaP24.365Miami MarlinsJupiter (A+)Assigned to Jupiter (A+)
Frankie ReedP24.193Miami MarlinsJamestown (A-)Assigned to Jamestown (A-)
Alex SanabiaP23.349Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)Assigned to New Orleans (AAA)
Luis SanzC24.278Detroit TigersLakeland (A+)Assigned to Lakeland (A+)
Tyler HessP23.359San Francisco GiantsAugusta (A)Assigned to Augusta (A)
John CornelyP23.098Atlanta BravesLynchburg (A+)Assigned to Lynchburg (A+)
Christopher McKenzieP22.260Washington NationalsGulf Coast Nationals (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Nationals (Rk)
Matt IannazzoP22.234Chicago CubsDaytona (A+)Assigned to Daytona (A+)
Armando RodriguezP24.208New York MetsBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Brian SmithP19.254Chicago CubsBoise (A-)Assigned to Boise (A-)
Yolmer Sanchez2B20.055Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Assigned to Charlotte (AAA)
Emilio BonifacioSS-3B27.122Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)DL-15 Sprained right knee
Jeremy HorstRP26.326Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Activated from Paternity Leave List
Anthony JacksonCF28.067Released by Dodgers
Dan JenningsRP25.128Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)Assigned to New Orleans (AAA)