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Games on 2013-08-20

Top2013 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALCleveland Indians4Los Angeles Angels1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1436,4215:17Danny SalazarC.J. WilsonCarlos Carrasco (1-4)Joe Blanton (2-14)-Terry FranconaMike SciosciaAngel Stadium of
ALTampa Bay Rays7Baltimore Orioles4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch926,1583:33Alex CobbMiguel GonzalezAlex Cobb (8-2)Miguel Gonzalez (8-6)Fernando Rodney (29)Joe MaddonBuck ShowalterOriole Park at Ca
ALMinnesota Twins6Detroit Tigers3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch937,9643:16Mike PelfreyRick PorcelloMike Pelfrey (5-10)Rick Porcello (9-7)Glen Perkins (29)Ron GardenhireJim LeylandComerica Park
ALChicago White Sox2Kansas City Royals0Boxscore - PBP - Pitch913,0602:35John DanksErvin SantanaJohn Danks (3-10)Ervin Santana (8-7)Addison Reed (32)Robin VenturaNed YostKauffman Stadium
ALToronto Blue Jays4New York Yankees8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch940,2483:18Esmil RogersIvan NovaIvan Nova (7-4)Neil Wagner (2-4)-John GibbonsJoe GirardiYankee Stadium II
ALToronto Blue Jays2New York Yankees3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch937,1902:56Mark BuehrlePhil HughesMariano Rivera (4-2)Darren Oliver (3-4)-John GibbonsJoe GirardiYankee Stadium II
ALSeattle Mariners7Oakland Athletics4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch913,0413:10Joe SaundersSonny GrayBrandon Maurer (4-7)Sean Doolittle (4-5)Danny Farquhar (8)Robby ThompsonBob MelvinOakland-Alameda C
ALHouston Astros2Texas Rangers4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch939,0093:05Jarred CosartTravis BlackleyNeal Cotts (5-2)Jarred Cosart (1-1)Joe Nathan (37)Bo PorterRon WashingtonGlobe Life Park i
ALHouston Astros2Texas Rangers4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch939,0093:05Jarred CosartTravis BlackleyNeal Cotts (5-2)Jarred Cosart (1-1)Joe Nathan (37)Bo PorterRon WashingtonRangers Ballpark
NLWashington Nationals4Chicago Cubs2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch930,9753:14Dan HarenChris RusinDan Haren (8-11)Chris Rusin (2-3)Rafael Soriano (32)Davey JohnsonDale SveumWrigley Field
NLArizona Diamondbacks5Cincinnati Reds2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch920,0922:36Patrick CorbinTony CingraniPatrick Corbin (13-3)Tony Cingrani (6-3)-Kirk GibsonDusty BakerGreat American Ba
NLLos Angeles Dodgers6Miami Marlins4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch925,6903:29Chris CapuanoJacob TurnerChris Withrow (2-0)Dan Jennings (2-4)Kenley Jansen (20)Don MattinglyMike RedmondMarlins Park
NLSt. Louis Cardinals3Milwaukee Brewers6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch938,0932:55Lance LynnKyle LohseKyle Lohse (9-8)Lance Lynn (13-7)Jim Henderson (19)Mike MathenyRon RoenickeMiller Park
NLAtlanta Braves3New York Mets5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch925,8633:05Brandon BeachyZack WheelerZack Wheeler (6-2)Brandon Beachy (2-1)LaTroy Hawkins (5)Fredi GonzalezTerry CollinsCiti field
NLColorado Rockies5Philadelphia Phillies3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch934,0183:06Jorge de la RosaTyler CloydJorge de la Rosa (13-6)Tyler Cloyd (2-3)Rafael Betancourt (16)Walt WeissRyne SandbergCitizens Bank Par
NLPittsburgh Pirates8San Diego Padres1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch921,3812:55A.J. BurnettTyson RossA.J. Burnett (6-8)Tyson Ross (3-6)-Clint HurdleBuddy BlackPetco Park
IntBoston Red Sox2San Francisco Giants3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch941,5512:59Jake PeavyRyan VogelsongSergio Romo (4-6)Franklin Morales (2-1)-John FarrellBruce BochyAT&T Park
17 Games on this date

Standings as of 2013-08-20.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2013 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Tampa Bay Rays1247252.581--5585005841-2331-29W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field392019.513
247Boston Red Sox1287454.578--63753310440-2334-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellBen CheringtonFenway Park342311.676
3712Baltimore Orioles1256758.5365.55965564035-2832-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards371819.486
4813New York Yankees1256659.5286.5502504-236-2730-32W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II371918.514
51120Toronto Blue Jays1265769.45216.0568610-4231-3226-37L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre361719.472
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2013 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Detroit Tigers1257352.584--62947715240-2233-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park372017.541
2611Cleveland Indians1266858.5405.55815453638-2530-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaChris AntonettiProgressive Field362412.667
3915Kansas City Royals1246460.5168.54904672333-2931-31L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium382216.579
41223Minnesota Twins1245569.44417.5494564-7028-3327-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field381127.289
51428Chicago White Sox1245074.40322.5462532-7028-3222-42W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field381325.342
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2013 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Texas Rangers1267353.579--5674967137-2736-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington371819.486
259Oakland Athletics1257154.5681.55504836739-2432-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum372512.676
31019Seattle Mariners1255867.46414.5501585-8431-3227-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field371324.351
41325Los Angeles Angels1255570.44017.5564606-4231-3624-34L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim372314.622
51530Houston Astros1254184.32831.5479666-18719-4322-41L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bo PorterJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park371027.270
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2013 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves1257649.608--55942913044-1832-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field372017.541
2716Washington Nationals1256164.48815.0471501-3036-2925-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park372512.676
3817New York Mets1245866.46817.5503526-2326-3232-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field381622.421
41224Philadelphia Phillies1255570.44021.0467572-10531-3024-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ryne SandbergRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park371819.486
51529Miami Marlins1244876.38727.5406507-10128-3520-41L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike RedmondMichael HillMarlins Park381424.368
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2013 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Pittsburgh Pirates1257451.592--4894385142-2232-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park372017.541
248St. Louis Cardinals1257253.5762.060646614036-2336-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III372512.676
3510Cincinnati Reds1267155.5633.55404548638-2233-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark361917.528
41326Milwaukee Brewers1265571.43719.5496551-5530-3425-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park361917.528
51427Chicago Cubs1255471.43220.0486527-4125-3929-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field371225.324
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2013 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
133Los Angeles Dodgers1257352.584--5094595037-2536-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium371918.514
2614Arizona Diamondbacks1246559.5247.55295121736-2629-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field381622.421
3918Colorado Rockies1275968.46515.0553568-1536-2723-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt WeissDaniel O'DowdCoors Field351520.429
41021San Francisco Giants1255669.44817.0477549-7231-3225-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park372017.541
51122San Diego Padres1265670.44417.5486572-8633-3123-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park362016.556


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Raul ValdesRP35.266Philadelphia PhilliesLehigh Valley (AAA)Optioned to Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Kris JohnsonRP28.310Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Optioned to Indianapolis (AAA)
Ryan ReidRP28.118Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Recalled from Indianapolis (AAA)
Tyler CloydSP-RP26.096Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Recalled from Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Nate RobertsonP35.351Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)Activated from temporarily inactive list
Rich Poythress1B26.009Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Scott Savastano2B27.069Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Chad ReinekeP31.133Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Ronald BermudezRF-CF25.075Boston Red SoxPortland (AA)DL-7 Injured
Travis Sniderrf25.200Pittsburgh PiratesAltoona (AA)Assigned to Altoona (AA) for rehab
Rhyne Hughes1B29.346New York MetsBinghamton (AA)DL-7 Left hamstring strain
Rob Segedin3B24.283New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Transferred to 60-day DL
Kyle HigashiokaC23.122New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Transferred to 60-day DL
Bobby LaniganP26.107Boston Red SoxPortland (AA)DL-7 Injured
Roenis EliasP25.019Seattle MarinersJackson (AA)DL-7 Appendectomy
David VillasusoC23.232Released by Mariners
Malcolm Holland2B21.063Los Angeles DodgersGreat Lakes (A)DL-7 Injured
James BaldwinCF21.315Los Angeles DodgersGreat Lakes (A)Activated from DL
Roy HalladaySP36.098Philadelphia PhilliesLakewood (A)Assigned to Lakewood (A) for rehab
Jesus GalindoCF22.362San Francisco GiantsAugusta (A)DL-7 Injured
Chris CottonP22.272Houston AstrosTri City (A-)Placed on temporary inactive list
Cael BrockmeyerC-1B21.317Chicago CubsBoise (A-)DL-7 Concussion
Willie Bloomquistss35.266Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (Rk)Assigned to AZL Diamondbacks (Rk) for rehab
Antoan RichardsonCF29.317Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Activated from DL
Jake Kuebler1B23.351New York MetsSavannah (A)Activated from DL
Mike TonkinRP23.274Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Recalled from Rochester (AAA)
Blake DeWittLF-2B28.000Activated from DL and released by Braves
Daisuke MatsuzakaP32.341Released by Indians
Preston ClaiborneRP25.212New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Thad WeberRP28.326Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Recalled from Buffalo (AAA)
John Buckc33.044New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Reinstated from Paternity Leave list
Ryan DempsterSP36.109Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Suspended 5 games for throwing at and hitting Alex Rodriguez intentionally
Carlos Corporanc29.226Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)DL-7 Concussion [Hit in the mask with a foul tip]
Wade LeBlancRP29.013Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Designated for Assignment
David MartinezP26.016Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Contract purchased from Oklahoma City (AAA)
Max Stassidh22.158Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Contract purchased from Corpus Christi (AA)
Justin Maxwellrf29.288Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Reinstated from Bereavement List
Will SmithRP24.041Kansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)Optioned to Omaha (AAA)
Travis BlackleySP30.289Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Contract purchased from Round Rock (AAA)
Alexi OgandoSP29.320Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)DL-15 Right shoulder inflammation
Matt WestP24.272Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)DL-60 Recovering from right elbow surgery
Mitch TalbotP29.308New York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)Signed to minor league contract
Jeff Francoeurlf29.225San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Chad GaudinSP30.149San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)DL-15 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Mike KickhamRP24.251San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Recalled from Fresno (AAA)
Jean MachiRP30.200San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Recalled from Fresno (AAA)
Hector Roa3B18.172Houston AstrosGulf Coast Astros (Rk)
Robbie WidlanskyLF-1B28.287Los Angeles AngelsArkansas (AA)Assigned to Arkansas (AA)
Cody ClarkC31.340Houston AstrosCorpus Christi (AA)Assigned to Corpus Christi (AA)
Brad Boyer2B29.321Minnesota TwinsNew Britain (AA)Contract purchased from St. Paul (American)
Anderson De La RosaC29.019Milwaukee BrewersNashville (AAA)Assigned to Nashville (AAA)
Taylor DavisC23.265Chicago CubsTennessee (AA)Assigned to Tennessee (AA)
A.J. Pettersen2B24.274Minnesota TwinsFort Myers (A+)Assigned to Fort Myers (A+)
Brandon BrownC22.076Miami MarlinsGulf Coast Marlins (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Marlins (Rk)
Matt WilliamsSS23.356St. Louis CardinalsSpringfield (AA)Assigned to Springfield (AA)
Vance AlbitzSS25.202St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)Assigned to Memphis (AAA)
Jordy Lara1B22.091Seattle MarinersHigh Desert (A+)Assigned to High Desert (A+)
Kevin HellerOF 23.342Boston Red SoxPortland (AA)Assigned to Portland (AA)
Justin BohnSS20.291Miami MarlinsGreensboro (A)Assigned to Greensboro (A)
Arturo LopezP30.179San Diego PadresTucson (AAA)Traded from Diablos Rojos (Mexico) to Padres
Deolis GuerraP24.125Minnesota TwinsGulf Coast Twins (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Twins (Rk)
Jonathan PettiboneSP23.032Philadelphia PhilliesLehigh Valley (AAA)Assigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA) for rehab
Steven EwingP22.012Seattle MarinersClinton (A)Assigned to Clinton (A)
Matt DavenportP23.313Detroit TigersConnecticut (A-)Assigned to Connecticut (A-)
Carlos MeloP22.174Cleveland IndiansMahoning Valley (A-)Assigned to Mahoning Valley (A-)
Vincent VelasquezP21.074Houston AstrosLancaster (A+)Assigned to Lancaster (A+)
Ryan DemminP25.137Philadelphia PhilliesReading (AA)Assigned to Reading (AA)
Francis RamirezP21.221Houston AstrosGreeneville (Rk)Assigned to Greeneville (Rk)
Yoimer CamachoP23.177Arizona DiamondbacksHillsboro (A-)Assigned to Hillsboro (A-)
Luis LugoP19.168Cleveland IndiansLake County (A)Assigned to Lake County (A)
Jaron LongP21.358New York YankeesTampa (A+)Assigned to Tampa (A+)
David PerezP20.243Texas RangersArizona Rangers (Rk)
Andrew EdwardsP21.318Kansas City RoyalsWilmington (A+)Assigned to Wilmington (A+)
Hunter HarveyP18.254Baltimore OriolesAberdeen (A-)Assigned to Aberdeen (A-)
Ian ClarkinP18.187New York YankeesGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)
Kohl StewartP18.317Minnesota TwinsElizabethton (Rk)Assigned to Elizabethton (Rk)
Daryl ThompsonP27.291New York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)Contract purchased from Southern Maryland (Atlantic)
Mike PiazzaP26.269Los Angeles AngelsArkansas (AA)Assigned to Arkansas (AA)
Carlos Aponte3B-2B22.192Pittsburgh PiratesJamestown (A-)Assigned to Jamestown (A-)
Callan PearceP18.019Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Signed as undrafted free agent (South Africa)
Braden ShullP20.104Released by Phillies
Felix SanchezCF31.017Boston Red SoxGreenville (A)Activated from DL