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Games on 2015-04-08

Top2015 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALMinnesota Twins0Detroit Tigers11Boxscore - PBP - Pitch928,2803:06Ricky NolascoAnibal SanchezAnibal Sanchez (1-0)Ricky Nolasco (0-1)-Paul MolitorBrad AusmusComerica Park
ALCleveland Indians2Houston Astros0Boxscore - PBP - Pitch923,0782:40Carlos CarrascoScott FeldmanCarlos Carrasco (1-0)Scott Feldman (0-1)Cody Allen (1)Terry FranconaA.J. HinchMinute Maid Park
ALChicago White Sox5Kansas City Royals7Boxscore - PBP - Pitch923,3853:11Jose QuintanaDanny DuffyWade Davis (1-0)Zach Putnam (0-1)Greg Holland (1)Robin VenturaNed YostKauffman Stadium
ALToronto Blue Jays3New York Yankees4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch931,0202:56R.A. DickeyMichael PinedaDellin Betances (1-0)Aaron Loup (0-1)Andrew Miller (1)John GibbonsJoe GirardiYankee Stadium II
ALTexas Rangers0Oakland Athletics10Boxscore - PBP - Pitch919,4792:55Ross DetwilerScott KazmirScott Kazmir (1-0)Ross Detwiler (0-1)-Jeff BanisterBob MelvinOakland-Alameda C
ALLos Angeles Angels5Seattle Mariners3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch925,4952:48Matt ShoemakerHisashi IwakumaMatt Shoemaker (1-0)Hisashi Iwakuma (0-1)Huston Street (2)Mike SciosciaLloyd McClendonSafeco Field
ALBaltimore Orioles0Tampa Bay Rays2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch913,5693:00Miguel GonzalezJake OdorizziJake Odorizzi (1-0)Miguel Gonzalez (0-1)Brad Boxberger (1)Buck ShowalterKevin CashTropicana Field
NLSan Francisco Giants5Arizona Diamondbacks2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch921,6423:08Chris HestonJeremy HellicksonChris Heston (1-0)Jeremy Hellickson (0-1)Santiago Casilla (2)Bruce BochyChip HaleChase Field
NLSt. Louis Cardinals0Chicago Cubs2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch926,8142:23Lance LynnJake ArrietaJake Arrieta (1-0)Lance Lynn (0-1)Hector Rondon (1)Mike MathenyJoe MaddonWrigley Field
NLPittsburgh Pirates4Cincinnati Reds5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1130,8594:01Gerrit ColeMike LeakeJ.J. Hoover (1-0)Radhames Liz (0-1)-Clint HurdleBryan PriceGreat American Ba
NLSan Diego Padres4Los Angeles Dodgers7Boxscore - PBP - Pitch952,2043:16Andrew CashnerBrandon McCarthyBrandon McCarthy (1-0)Andrew Cashner (0-1)Joel Peralta (1)Buddy BlackDon MattinglyDodger Stadium
NLAtlanta Braves2Miami Marlins0Boxscore - PBP - Pitch916,1272:45Shelby MillerTom KoehlerBrandon Cunniff (1-0)Tom Koehler (0-1)Jason Grilli (2)Fredi GonzalezMike RedmondMarlins Park
NLColorado Rockies5Milwaukee Brewers4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1028,7203:15Eddie ButlerWily PeraltaLaTroy Hawkins (1-0)Francisco Rodriguez (0-1)John Axford (1)Walt WeissRon RoenickeMiller Park
IntBoston Red Sox2Philadelphia Phillies4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch926,4652:54Rick PorcelloAaron HarangAaron Harang (1-0)Rick Porcello (0-1)Jonathan Papelbon (1)John FarrellRyne SandbergCitizens Bank Par
NLNew York Mets1Washington Nationals2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch925,9992:21Jacob deGromJordan ZimmermannJordan Zimmermann (1-0)Jacob deGrom (0-1)Drew Storen (1)Terry CollinsMatt WilliamsNationals Park
15 Games on this date

Standings as of 2015-04-08.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510Baltimore Orioles321.667--12930-02-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards1597980.497
3715New York Yankees211.5000.559-41-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II1608674.538
41014Toronto Blue Jays211.5000.59540-01-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre1609268.575
2820Boston Red Sox211.5000.510460-01-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellBen CheringtonFenway Park1607783.481
51225Tampa Bay Rays312.3331.0912-31-20-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field1597980.497
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
213Kansas City Royals2201.000--176112-00-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1609367.581
124Detroit Tigers2201.000--150152-00-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad AusmusDave DombrowskiComerica Park1597287.453
3618Cleveland Indians211.5001.02200-01-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaChris AntonettiProgressive Field1598079.503
51427Minnesota Twins202.0002.0015-150-00-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorTerry RyanTarget Field1608377.519
41526Chicago White Sox202.0002.0617-110-00-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field1607684.475
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
237Oakland Athletics321.667--193162-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1596693.415
148Los Angeles Angels321.667--8710-02-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim1598376.522
3917Houston Astros211.5000.52201-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park1608575.531
51323Texas Rangers312.3331.0319-160-01-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1598772.547
41121Seattle Mariners312.3331.078-11-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lloyd McClendonJack ZduriencikSafeco Field1597584.472
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves3301.000--163130-03-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerJohn HartTurner Field1596495.403
3611Philadelphia Phillies211.5001.5410-61-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ryne SandbergRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park1606298.388
2713New York Mets211.5001.54310-01-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field1608971.556
4916Washington Nationals211.5001.534-11-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Matt WilliamsMichael RizzoNationals Park1608278.513
51429Miami Marlins303.0003.0316-130-30-0L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike RedmondDan JenningsMarlins Park1597188.447
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
121Cincinnati Reds2201.000--10642-00-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bryan PriceWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1606298.388
21019Chicago Cubs211.5001.023-11-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field1609664.600
3812St. Louis Cardinals211.5001.03210-01-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1609961.619
41530Milwaukee Brewers303.0002.5620-140-30-0L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park1596891.428
51328Pittsburgh Pirates202.0002.0610-40-00-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1609862.613
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Colorado Rockies3301.000--206140-03-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt WeissJeff BridichCoors Field1596594.409
246Los Angeles Dodgers321.6671.0161422-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium1599069.566
359San Francisco Giants321.6671.0161330-02-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park1598277.516
51124San Diego Padres312.3332.01416-20-01-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackA.J. PrellerPetco Park1597386.459
41222Arizona Diamondbacks312.3332.01316-31-20-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Chip HaleDave StewartChase Field1597881.491


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Chris Davis1B29.022Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Reinstated from suspension
Steve Clevenger3b29.003Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Sent to minors
Erik GoeddelP26.109New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Recalled from minors
Jenrry MejiaSP25.179New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)DL-15 Right elbow inflammation
Chris HestonSP26.363San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Recalled from minors
Ryan SweeneyCF30.047Released by Cubs
Austin Rominec26.137New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Outrighted to minors
Josh Harrison3B-RF27.275Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Signed to 4-year contract for 2015-2018 ($27.3m) [Extension] Overrides prior contract. $1m signing bonus. 2.8--5--7.5--10 Club options for 2019-2020 worth 10.5--11
Dallas MartinezP20.162New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)DL-60 Injured