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Games on 2013-08-31

Top2013 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALChicago White Sox2Boston Red Sox7Boxscore - PBP - Pitch937,3633:11John DanksJake PeavyJake Peavy (11-5)John Danks (4-11)-Robin VenturaJohn FarrellFenway Park
ALCleveland Indians5Detroit Tigers10Boxscore - PBP - Pitch941,2723:22Scott KazmirAnibal SanchezAnibal Sanchez (12-7)Scott Kazmir (7-7)-Terry FranconaJim LeylandComerica Park
ALSeattle Mariners3Houston Astros1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch921,0852:56Joe SaundersDallas KeuchelJoe Saunders (11-13)Dallas Keuchel (5-8)Danny Farquhar (11)Eric WedgeBo PorterMinute Maid Park
ALBaltimore Orioles0New York Yankees2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch942,8362:28Scott FeldmanIvan NovaIvan Nova (8-4)Scott Feldman (11-10)-Buck ShowalterJoe GirardiYankee Stadium II
ALTampa Bay Rays1Oakland Athletics2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch935,0673:05Alex CobbSonny GraySonny Gray (2-2)Alex Cobb (8-3)Grant Balfour (35)Joe MaddonBob MelvinOakland-Alameda C
ALMinnesota Twins1Texas Rangers2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch936,0413:02Mike PelfreyMatt GarzaJoe Nathan (5-2)Caleb Thielbar (2-2)-Ron GardenhireRon WashingtonGlobe Life Park i
ALMinnesota Twins1Texas Rangers2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch936,0413:02Mike PelfreyMatt GarzaJoe Nathan (5-2)Caleb Thielbar (2-2)-Ron GardenhireRon WashingtonRangers Ballpark
ALKansas City Royals2Toronto Blue Jays4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch934,3152:32Jeremy GuthrieR.A. DickeyR.A. Dickey (11-12)Kelvin Herrera (5-7)Casey Janssen (26)Ned YostJohn GibbonsRogers Centre
NLSan Francisco Giants3Arizona Diamondbacks4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch936,0913:10Ryan VogelsongTrevor CahillBrad Ziegler (8-1)Sandy Rosario (3-2)-Bruce BochyKirk GibsonChase Field
NLMiami Marlins4Atlanta Braves5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1132,7273:59Jacob TurnerMike MinorLuis Ayala (2-1)Ryan Webb (1-5)-Mike RedmondFredi GonzalezTurner Field
NLPhiladelphia Phillies3Chicago Cubs4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch936,4103:22Cliff LeeChris RusinCarlos Villanueva (3-8)Zach Miner (0-1)Kevin Gregg (28)Ryne SandbergDale SveumWrigley Field
NLCincinnati Reds8Colorado Rockies3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch937,6162:58Greg ReynoldsJuan NicasioGreg Reynolds (1-2)Juan Nicasio (8-7)-Dusty BakerWalt WeissCoors Field
NLSan Diego Padres1Los Angeles Dodgers2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch953,1212:53Andrew CashnerChris CapuanoBrian Wilson (1-0)Nick Vincent (3-2)Kenley Jansen (23)Buddy BlackDon MattinglyDodger Stadium
IntLos Angeles Angels6Milwaukee Brewers5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch928,1753:19Jerome WilliamsMarco EstradaDane de la Rosa (6-1)Jim Henderson (3-4)Ernesto Frieri (29)Mike SciosciaRon RoenickeMiller Park
NLSt. Louis Cardinals1Pittsburgh Pirates7Boxscore - PBP - Pitch939,5142:48Lance LynnA.J. BurnettA.J. Burnett (7-9)Lance Lynn (13-9)-Mike MathenyClint HurdlePNC Park
NLNew York Mets11Washington Nationals3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch934,4813:11Zack WheelerDan HarenZack Wheeler (7-3)Dan Haren (8-12)-Terry CollinsDavey JohnsonNationals Park
16 Games on this date

Standings as of 2013-08-31.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2013 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Boston Red Sox1378156.591--69155213944-2437-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellBen CheringtonFenway Park25169.640
259Tampa Bay Rays1347559.5604.55875375044-2631-33L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field291712.586
3611New York Yankees1357263.5338.0539540-140-2732-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II271314.481
4712Baltimore Orioles1347163.5308.56335993438-2933-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards281414.500
51222Toronto Blue Jays1366274.45618.5604655-5135-3327-41W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre261214.462
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2013 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Detroit Tigers1368056.588--69953016944-2636-30W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park261313.500
2813Cleveland Indians1357164.5268.56055792640-2631-38L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaChris AntonettiProgressive Field27216.778
3915Kansas City Royals1356966.51110.55455093635-3334-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium271710.630
41326Minnesota Twins1345876.43321.0517609-9228-3630-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field28820.286
51428Chicago White Sox1345678.41823.0507577-7032-3424-44L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field28721.250
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2013 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Texas Rangers1357956.585--6155278839-2840-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington281216.429
248Oakland Athletics1357758.5702.06055327341-2536-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum27198.704
31019Los Angeles Angels1346272.46316.5599625-2631-3731-35W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim281612.571
41120Seattle Mariners1356273.45917.0531630-9931-3831-35W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field27918.333
51530Houston Astros1354491.32635.0522713-19121-4723-44L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bo PorterJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park27720.259
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2013 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves1358352.615--58845513349-1834-34W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field271314.481
2716Washington Nationals1356867.50415.0529547-1839-3129-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park27189.667
3918New York Mets1346272.46320.5541566-2528-3834-34W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field281216.429
41021Philadelphia Phillies1366274.45621.5516627-11135-3127-43L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ryne SandbergRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park261115.423
51529Miami Marlins1344985.36633.5424546-12229-3920-46L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike RedmondMichael HillMarlins Park281315.464
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2013 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Pittsburgh Pirates1357956.585--5314696245-2434-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park271512.556
247St. Louis Cardinals1357857.5781.064651113541-2537-32L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III27198.704
3510Cincinnati Reds1367660.5593.55945009441-2435-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark261412.538
41325Milwaukee Brewers1355976.43720.0531594-6330-3729-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park271512.556
51427Chicago Cubs1355778.42222.0521577-5626-4231-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field27918.333
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2013 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Los Angeles Dodgers1358055.593--5474806742-2838-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium271215.444
2614Arizona Diamondbacks1346965.51510.55785631539-2830-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field281216.429
3817Colorado Rockies1376473.46717.0593609-1639-2925-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt WeissDaniel O'DowdCoors Field251015.400
51223San Francisco Giants1356075.44420.0508595-8733-3527-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park271611.593
41124San Diego Padres1356075.44420.0519612-9336-3224-43L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park271611.593

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Evan Gattislf-c27.013Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Optioned to Gwinnett (AAA)
John LannanSP28.338Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Russ Canzler1B-LF27.142Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Outrighted to Indianapolis (AAA)
Angel PaganCF32.060San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Activated from DL
Francisco PegueroLF25.091San Francisco GiantsFresno (AAA)Optioned to Fresno (AAA)
Andres Torrescf35.217San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Robbie WeinhardtP27.266Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Clay BuchholzSP29.017Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Assigned to Pawtucket (AAA) for rehab
Ryan Rohlinger3B-2B29.329Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)Activated from temporarily inactive list
Dan Johnson1B34.021Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Signed to Minor League Contract
Jake Fox1B-LF31.042Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Brian MoranP24.335Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Bobby DoranP24.163Houston AstrosOklahoma City (AAA)Placed on temporarily inactive list
Cody AndersonP22.351Cleveland IndiansAkron (AA)Placed on temporarily inactive list
James HoytP26.335Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)DL-7 right latissimus dorsi strain
Tommy ManzellaSS30.137Released by White Sox
Drew CarpenterP28.105Oakland AthleticsMidland (AA)DL-7 Injured
Jon GrayP21.300Colorado RockiesModesto (A+)Placed on temporarily inactive list
Drew BeuerleinC25.231Colorado RockiesModesto (A+)Placed on temporarily inactive list
Shawn GriffithP26.099Toronto Blue JaysDunedin (A+)DL-7 Injured
Mark RogersSP27.213Milwaukee BrewersBrevard County (A+)Outrighted to Brevard County (A+)
Pedro Toribio2b23.041Los Angeles AngelsBurlington (A)DL-7 Injured
D'Andre ToneyCF-LF21.220Houston AstrosTri City (A-)Suspended for 50 games for using a banned amphetamine
Mike MartinezOF-P23.269Houston AstrosTri City (A-)Suspended for 50 games for using a banned amphetamine
Jose FernandezSS20.103Houston AstrosGulf Coast Astros (Rk)Suspended for 50 games for violating Minor League drug program
Jess ToddP27.133Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Activated from DL
Brandon EffersonP24.279Los Angeles AngelsInland Empire (A+)Activated from DL
Tanner BushueP22.072Houston AstrosTri City (A-)Activated from DL
Niko GoodrumSS21.185Minnesota TwinsCedar Rapids (A)Activated from DL
Ruben Sosa2B-CF22.342Houston AstrosOklahoma City (AAA)Activated from DL
Nicky Delmonico1B-2B21.050Milwaukee BrewersBrevard County (A+)Activated from DL
Alex PresleyCF28.037Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Traded from Pirates with PTBNL (Duke Welker) to Twins for Justin Morneau
Justin Morneau1b32.108Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Traded from Twins to Pirates for Alex Presley and PTBNL (Duke Welker)
Jose Constanzalf29.365Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Recalled from Gwinnett (AAA)
Steve Pearcedh-lf30.140Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)DL-15 Left wrist inflammation
Carlos CarrascoSP-RP26.163Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)Optioned to Columbus (AAA)
David Cooper1B26.200Released by Indians
Jared HughesRP28.058Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Optioned to Indianapolis (AAA)
Andrew Lamborf25.020Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Optioned to Indianapolis (AAA)
Stolmy PimentelP23.211Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Recalled from Indianapolis (AAA)
Anthony BassRP25.304San Diego PadresTucson (AAA)Optioned to Tucson (AAA)
Kyle Blanks1B26.354San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Activated from DL
John McDonaldss38.341Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Traded from Phillies to Red Sox for Nefi Ogando
Nefi OgandoP24.089Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Traded from Red Sox to Phillies for John McDonald
Jeremy BondermanRP30.307Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Optioned to Toledo (AAA)
Phil CokeRP31.043Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Recalled from Toledo (AAA)
Hernan Perez2B22.158Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Recalled from Toledo (AAA)
Josmil PintoC24.153Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Recalled from Rochester (AAA)
Cory WadeP30.095New York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)Signed to minor league contract
Wilson BetemitDH31.302Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Assigned to Norfolk (AAA)
Josh FellhauerLF25.160Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Assigned to Louisville (AAA)
Devin IvanyC31.035Pittsburgh PiratesBradenton (A+)Assigned to Bradenton (A+)
Ryan Sweeneycf28.192Chicago CubsKane County (A)Assigned to Kane County (A) for rehab
Luis Valbuena3b27.274Chicago CubsKane County (A)Assigned to Kane County (A) for rehab
Ryan Flaherty2b-ss27.035Baltimore OriolesFrederick (A+)Assigned to Frederick (A+)
Tyler LaTorreC30.131San Francisco GiantsRichmond (AA)Assigned to Richmond (AA)
Alberto RosarioC26.233Boston Red SoxPortland (AA)Assigned to Portland (AA)
Juan Silverio3B22.135Cincinnati RedsPensacola (AA)Assigned to Pensacola (AA)
Ryan LamarreCF24.283Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Assigned to Louisville (AAA)
Daniel TorresC21.094Seattle MarinersClinton (A)Assigned to Clinton (A)
Tyler AustinRF21.360New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Seth Mejias-BreanIF22.148Cincinnati RedsBakersfield (A+)Assigned to Bakersfield (A+)
Hunter DozierSS22.009Kansas City RoyalsIdaho Falls (Rk)Assigned to Idaho Falls (Rk)
Jorge AlfaroC20.081Texas RangersMyrtle Beach (A+)Assigned to Myrtle Beach (A+)
Ronald LunaSS21.013Atlanta BravesRome (A)Assigned to Rome (A)
Addison RussellSS 19.220Oakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)Assigned to Sacramento (AAA)
Bruce CaldwellSS 21.278St. Louis CardinalsPeoria (A)Assigned to Peoria (A)
Victor Castro21.234Miami MarlinsBatavia (A-)Assigned to Batavia (A-)
Brian ComptonC23.336Toronto Blue JaysDunedin (A+)
Stuart TurnerC21.248Minnesota TwinsNew Britain (AA)Assigned to New Britain (AA)
Abiatal AvelinoSS18.198New York YankeesStaten Island (A-)Assigned to Staten Island (A-)
Garrett Smith2B23.205Cleveland IndiansMahoning Valley (A-)Assigned to Mahoning Valley (A-)
Austin MeadowsCF18.120Pittsburgh PiratesJamestown (A-)Assigned to Jamestown (A-)
Grant Fink3B22.260Cleveland IndiansMahoning Valley (A-)Assigned to Mahoning Valley (A-)
Jason GrilliRP36.293Pittsburgh PiratesAltoona (AA)Assigned to Altoona (AA) for rehab
Chien-Ming WangSP33.153New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Pat DoyleP25.111Cincinnati RedsPensacola (AA)Assigned to Pensacola (AA)
Dan CevetteP29.317Pittsburgh PiratesAltoona (AA)Assigned to Altoona (AA)
Daniel BardRP28.067Boston Red SoxLowell (A-)Assigned to Lowell (A-)
Juan Sandovalp32.231Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)Assigned to Durham (AAA)
Jairo HerediaP23.327New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Mark LammP25.176Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)Assigned to Mississippi (AA)
Justin JacksonP24.260Miami MarlinsGreensboro (A)Assigned to Greensboro (A)
Jesse HahnP24.032Tampa Bay RaysCharlotte (A+)Assigned to Charlotte (A+)
Christopher BeckP22.361Chicago White SoxBirmingham (AA)Assigned to Birmingham (AA)
Pat LightP22.155Boston Red SoxGreenville (A)Assigned to Greenville (A)
Robbie PowellP23.205Los Angeles AngelsBurlington (A)Activated from DL
Rob SmorolP22.190Boston Red SoxGreenville (A)Assigned to Greenville (A)
Elliott WatermanP22.280Washington NationalsAuburn (A-)Assigned to Auburn (A-)
Braulio LaraP24.254Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)Assigned to Durham (AAA)
Trevor WilliamsP21.128Miami MarlinsGreensboro (A)Assigned to Greensboro (A)
Ben LivelyP21.179Cincinnati RedsClinton (A)Assigned to Clinton (A)
Cody EgeP-OF22.115Texas RangersMyrtle Beach (A+)Assigned to Myrtle Beach (A+)
Trey LangP21.105Chicago CubsBoise (A-)Assigned to Boise (A-)
Caleb SmithP22.034New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Charles BasfordP23.046New York YankeesStaten Island (A-)Assigned to Staten Island (A-)
Chaz HebertP20.361New York YankeesStaten Island (A-)Assigned to Staten Island (A-)
Joseph MaherP21.026New York YankeesTampa (A+)Assigned to Tampa (A+)
Kevin McCoyP22.050Seattle MarinersJackson (AA)Assigned to Jackson (AA)
Jose Adames20.226Miami MarlinsBatavia (A-)Assigned to Batavia (A-)
Ryan McChesney23.209Tampa Bay RaysCharlotte (A+)Assigned to Charlotte (A+)
Victor BerigueteP24.298New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)Assigned to Charleston (Sc) (A)
Angel Rincon20.339New York YankeesTampa (A+)Assigned to Tampa (A+)
Kyle HunterP21.348Los Angeles AngelsOrem (Rk)Assigned to Orem (Rk)
Sam BraggP20.161Oakland AthleticsBeloit (A)Assigned to Beloit (A)
Brad KellerP18.035Arizona DiamondbacksMissoula (Rk)Assigned to Missoula (Rk)
Cody CrabaughP22.249Miami MarlinsBatavia (A-)Assigned to Batavia (A-)
Arismendy OzoriaP23.024Los Angeles DodgersGreat Lakes (A)Assigned to Great Lakes (A)
Mason HopeP21.065Miami MarlinsGreensboro (A)Reinstated from restricted list
Dallas MartinezP18.307New York YankeesGulf Coast Yankees 2 (Rk)Assigned to GCL Yankees 2 (Rk)