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Games on 2014-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics1Los Angeles Angels8BoxMatt ShoemakerScott Kazmir(none)
Minnesota Twins8Baltimore Orioles12BoxWei-Yin ChenRicky NolascoZach Britton
Detroit Tigers2Chicago White Sox6BoxJose QuintanaRick Porcello(none)
Texas Rangers2Houston Astros3BoxJose VerasNeal CottsChad Qualls
Cleveland Indians4Kansas City Royals3BoxCody AllenGreg HollandScott Atchison
Washington Nationals3Seattle Mariners5BoxHisashi IwakumaTanner RoarkFernando Rodney
Boston Red Sox3Tampa Bay Rays0BoxClay BuchholzAlex Cobb(none)
New York Yankees3Toronto Blue Jays4BoxJ.A. HappBrandon McCarthyCasey Janssen
Colorado Rockies2Arizona Diamondbacks6BoxChase AndersonJorge de la Rosa(none)
Miami Marlins0Atlanta Braves1BoxAlex WoodNathan EovaldiCraig Kimbrel
Philadelphia Phillies5New York Mets6BoxDillon GeeA.J. BurnettJenrry Mejia
Cincinnati Reds3Pittsburgh Pirates2BoxJohnny CuetoJared HughesAroldis Chapman
Los Angeles Dodgers7San Diego Padres1BoxHyun-Jin RyuEric Stults(none)
Milwaukee Brewers5San Francisco Giants15BoxMadison BumgarnerKyle Lohse(none)
Chicago Cubs6St. Louis Cardinals9BoxPat NeshekCarlos VillanuevaTrevor Rosenthal

Standings as of 2014-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2014 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Baltimore Orioles1357956.585--5875097840-2739-29W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards271710.630
2815New York Yankees1357065.5199.0535562-2733-3137-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II271413.519
3916Toronto Blue Jays1366967.50710.5598600-237-3132-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre261412.538
41018Tampa Bay Rays1376671.48214.05345191530-3836-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field251114.440
51225Boston Red Sox1366076.44119.5523595-7229-4031-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellBen CheringtonFenway Park261115.423
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2014 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146Kansas City Royals1357461.548--5525302235-3239-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium271512.556
257Detroit Tigers1367462.5440.56336003335-3039-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad AusmusDave DombrowskiComerica Park261610.615
3713Cleveland Indians1347064.5223.55765522439-2531-39W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaChris AntonettiProgressive Field281513.536
41123Chicago White Sox1376275.45313.0576653-7734-3628-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field251114.440
51326Minnesota Twins1365977.43415.5594643-4929-3730-40L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field261115.423
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2014 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Angels1368353.610--63852011847-2436-29W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim261511.577
233Oakland Athletics1367858.5745.063848715143-2335-35L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum261016.385
369Seattle Mariners1357362.5419.55374419636-3637-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lloyd McClendonJack ZduriencikSafeco Field271413.519
41427Houston Astros1385979.42825.0546640-9433-3926-40W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bo PorterJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park241113.458
51530Texas Rangers1365383.39030.0542674-13224-4029-43L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsGlobe Life Park in Arlington261412.538
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2014 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Washington Nationals1357758.570--57747110643-2534-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Matt WilliamsMichael RizzoNationals Park27198.704
2612Atlanta Braves1377265.5266.05144882639-2933-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field25718.280
3817Miami Marlins1356669.48911.0544571-2737-3129-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike RedmondDan JenningsMarlins Park271116.407
41121New York Mets1376473.46714.0520533-1333-3531-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field251510.600
51222Philadelphia Phillies1366274.45615.5533597-6433-3829-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ryne SandbergRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park261115.423
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2014 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510Milwaukee Brewers1367363.537--5805651536-3137-32L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park26917.346
2411St. Louis Cardinals1367363.537--521528-741-2832-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III26179.654
3714Pittsburgh Pirates1367165.5222.05705581244-2827-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park26179.654
4919Cincinnati Reds1376671.4827.5515506936-3230-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt JockettyGreat American Ballpark251015.400
51324Chicago Cubs1376176.44512.5523577-5432-3329-43L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Rick RenteriaJed HoyerWrigley Field251213.480
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2014 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Los Angeles Dodgers1367759.566--5615006134-3243-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium26179.654
238San Francisco Giants1367462.5443.05544946038-3336-29W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park261412.538
31020San Diego Padres1346371.47013.0439464-2537-2926-42L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackAJ PrellerPetco Park281414.500
41428Arizona Diamondbacks1365779.41920.0528626-9829-4328-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field26719.269
51529Colorado Rockies1365482.39723.0619704-8534-3320-49L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt WeissDaniel O'DowdCoors Field261214.462


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Aaron ThompsonP27.184Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Wei-Yin ChenSP29.041Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Recalled from Gulf Coast Orioles (Rk)
Grant Green2b26.339Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Activated from DL
Moises Sierrarf25.341Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Recalled from minor league rehab assignment
Moises Sierrarf25.341Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Activated from DL
Scott SnodgressP24.345Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Andy Wilkins1B25.352Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Jason MarquisSP36.010-Released by Phillies
Pete Kozma2B26.142St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Recalled from Memphis (AAA)
Kevin SiegristRP25.042St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Recalled from Memphis (AAA)
Hyun-Jin RyuSP27.159Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Activated from DL
Juan Uribe3b35.162Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Activated from DL
Nolan SanburnOF23.041Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Traded from Athletics to White Sox for Adam Dunn
Zach McAllisterRP26.267Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Recalled from Columbus (AAA)
Josh TomlinP29.316Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Placed on Paternity Leave list
Justin MillerP27.079Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Outrighted to minors
Jose OrtegaRP25.323Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Outrighted to minors
Terrance GoreCF23.084Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Sergio SantosRP31.058Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Outrighted to minors
Hector Sanchezc24.287San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Ali SolisC26.337Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Recalled from Durham (AAA)
Ali SolisC26.337Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Outrighted to minors
Jonathan BroxtonRP30.076Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Traded from Reds to Brewers for 2 Players to be Named Later
Adam Dunndh34.296Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Traded from White Sox to Athletics for Nolan Sanburn
Tim AthertonP24.297Oakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Travis BallewP23.122Houston AstrosCorpus Christi (AA)Reinstated to active roster
Christopher BeckP23.361Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Jose BerriosP 20.096Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Assigned to Rochester (AAA)
Dan BurawaP25.244New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Andrew CarrawayP27.361Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Reinstated to active roster
Lendy CastilloRP25.145Chicago CubsTennessee (AA)Activated from disabled list
Steve Clevenger3b28.148Baltimore OriolesAberdeen (A-)Assigned to Aberdeen (A-)
Jordan CooperP25.113Cleveland IndiansAkron (AA)Assigned to Akron (AA)
Jonathan CorneliusP26.092St. Louis CardinalsSpringfield (AA)Assigned to Springfield (AA)
Kevin CorneliusSS22.003New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)Assigned to Charleston (Sc) (A)
Cale CoshowP22.046New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)Assigned to Charleston (Sc) (A)
Ivan DeJesus2B27.122Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Assigned to Pawtucket (AAA)
Jose DominguezRP24.024Los Angeles DodgersOgden (Rk)Assigned to Ogden (Rk) for rehab
Paolo EspinoP27.233Washington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)Assigned to Syracuse (AAA)
Ramon FloresLF22.158New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Greg Garcia2B25.023St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)Assigned to Memphis (AAA)
Onelki GarciaP25.029Los Angeles DodgersRancho Cucamonga (A+)Assigned to Rancho Cucamonga (A+) for rehab
Marten GaspariniSS17.099Kansas City RoyalsIdaho Falls (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Marco GonzalesP22.197St. Louis CardinalsSpringfield (AA)Assigned to Springfield (AA)
Jose GonzalezC27.069Colorado RockiesColorado Springs (AAA)Reinstated to active roster
Nick GreenwoodP26.338St. Louis CardinalsSpringfield (AA)Assigned to Springfield (AA)
Tayron GuerreroP23.234San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)Activated from disabled list
Tyler HanoverIF25.006Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Mitch HarrisP28.297St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)Assigned to Memphis (AAA)
Blake HassebrockP25.047Oakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)Assigned to Sacramento (AAA)
Ralph HenriquezC27.146Pittsburgh PiratesAltoona (AA)Activated from disabled list
Mike Hessman1B36.179Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Reinstated to active roster
Stewart IjamesOF26.010Arizona DiamondbacksHillsboro (A-)Assigned to Hillsboro (A-)
Michael JosephP23.353Baltimore OriolesDelmarva (A)Assigned to Delmarva (A)
Josh LindblomSP27.077Oakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Elvin LirianoP21.318San Diego PadresEugene (A-)Assigned to Eugene (A-)
Tyler LyonsSP26.192St. Louis CardinalsSpringfield (AA)Assigned to Springfield (AA)
Joseph MaherP22.026New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)Assigned to Charleston (Sc) (A)
Josh MartinP24.244Cleveland IndiansAkron (AA)Assigned to Akron (AA)
Marcos MateoP30.135Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Kevin MatthewsP21.275Texas RangersHickory (A)Assigned to Hickory (A)
Mike MayersP22.269St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)Assigned to Memphis (AAA)
Brenden McCurryP22.237Oakland AthleticsStockton (A+)Assigned to Stockton (A+)
Trevor Mitsui1B21.334Arizona DiamondbacksSouth Bend (A)Assigned to South Bend (A)
Ryan O'RourkeP26.123Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Assigned to Rochester (AAA)
Cord Phelps2b27.220Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Assigned to Norfolk (AAA)
Jordan Piche'P22.363Los Angeles AngelsArizona Angels (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Joel PolancoC28.338Baltimore OriolesBowie (AA)Assigned to Bowie (AA)
Erasmo RamirezSP24.121Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Assigned to Tacoma (AAA)
Anthony RanaudoP24.356Boston Red SoxGreenville (A)Assigned to Greenville (A)
Zac RosscupP26.083Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Assigned to Iowa (AAA)
Kyle RyanP22.341Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Assigned to Toledo (AAA)
Chris SadberryP22.297Miami MarlinsGreensboro (A)Activated from disabled list
Jake SanchezP25.012Oakland AthleticsStockton (A+)Activated from disabled list
Jonathan SchwindC24.093Pittsburgh PiratesBradenton (A+)Assigned to Bradenton (A+)
Ross SeatonP24.347Houston AstrosOklahoma City (AAA)Reinstated to active roster
Mark SerranoP28.351Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Grant SidesP25.070Cleveland IndiansAkron (AA)Assigned to Akron (AA)
DJ SneltenP22.094San Francisco GiantsAugusta (A)Assigned to Augusta (A)
Ali SolisC26.337Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)Assigned to Durham (AAA)
Bryce StowellP27.342Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)Assigned to Durham (AAA)
Eric SurkampSP27.046Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Assigned to Charlotte (AAA)
Sam Tuivailala3B21.316St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)Assigned to Memphis (AAA)
Ben WhiteP25.113Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)Assigned to New Hampshire (AA)
Gustavo PierreSS22.247Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Traded from Blue Jays to Phillies for John Mayberry Jr.
Brayan VillarrealRP27.113Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Joshua StinsonRP26.170Baltimore OriolesGulf Coast Orioles (Rk)Assigned to GCL Orioles (Rk)
Jhonatan RamosP25.024Pittsburgh PiratesAltoona (AA)DL-7 Injured
Merrill KellyP25.321Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Sugar Ray MarimonP25.335Kansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Alen HansonSS21.313Pittsburgh PiratesAltoona (AA)DL-7 Injured
Cody FassoldP25.333Atlanta BravesLynchburg (A+)DL-7 Injured
Tim MelvilleP24.326Kansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Travis JankowskiOF23.077San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)DL-7 Injured
Ben BrewsterP22.291Chicago White SoxWinston-Salem (A+)DL-7 Injured
Chaz HebertP21.361New York YankeesGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)Assigned to GCL Yankees (Rk)
Pedro PerezC23.115Baltimore OriolesGulf Coast Orioles (Rk)Assigned to GCL Orioles (Rk)
Robbie GarveyCF-LF25.127Los Angeles DodgersRancho Cucamonga (A+)DL-7 Injured
Adam LandeckerIF23.211Pittsburgh PiratesWest Virginia (A)DL-7 Injured
Artie LewickiP22.145Detroit TigersWest Michigan (A)DL-7 Injured
Chih Fang Pan2B23.292Oakland AthleticsBeloit (A)DL-7 Injured
Jonathan MartinezP20.065Chicago CubsKane County (A)Placed on temporary inactive list
Junior MendezP21.345Oakland AthleticsBeloit (A)DL-7 Injured
Richard StockC23.204Cleveland IndiansLake County (A)DL-7 Injured
Tyler VailP22.302Oakland AthleticsBeloit (A)DL-7 Injured
Austin PfeifferSS23.098Baltimore OriolesGulf Coast Orioles (Rk)Assigned to GCL Orioles (Rk)
Sean BradyP20.083Cleveland IndiansMahoning Valley (A-)Placed on temporary inactive list
John Mayberryrf-cf30.254Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Traded from Phillies to Blue Jays for Gustavo Pierre
John HoldzkomP26.317Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Rich HillRP34.173New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Outrighted to minors
Neil WagnerRP30.243Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Andy Dirkslf28.219Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Recalled from minor league rehab assignment
Phillip IrwinP27.187-Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
John Mayberryrf-cf30.254Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Activated from DL
Edgar IbarraP25.092Minnesota TwinsNew Britain (AA)Outrighted to minors
Chris BassittRP25.190Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Assigned to Charlotte (AAA)