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Games on 2015-05-08

Top2015 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALHouston Astros0Los Angeles Angels2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch940,0062:09Fausto CarmonaJered WeaverJered Weaver (1-4)Fausto Carmona (1-3)-A.J. HinchMike SciosciaAngel Stadium of
ALMinnesota Twins9Cleveland Indians3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch919,1022:47Mike PelfreyTrevor BauerMike Pelfrey (3-0)Trevor Bauer (2-1)-Paul MolitorTerry FranconaProgressive Field
ALKansas City Royals5Detroit Tigers6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch939,4343:18Yordano VenturaDavid PriceJoakim Soria (2-0)Yohan Pino (0-1)-Ned YostBrad AusmusComerica Park
ALBaltimore Orioles4New York Yankees5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch938,7313:05Miguel GonzalezAdam WarrenDellin Betances (4-0)Miguel Gonzalez (3-2)Andrew Miller (13)Buck ShowalterJoe GirardiYankee Stadium II
ALOakland Athletics3Seattle Mariners4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1125,1873:34Sonny GrayTaijuan WalkerCarson Smith (1-2)Dan Otero (2-2)-Bob MelvinLloyd McClendonSafeco Field
ALTexas Rangers2Tampa Bay Rays8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch911,7042:55Yovani GallardoNathan KarnsNathan Karns (2-1)Yovani Gallardo (2-5)-Jeff BanisterKevin CashTropicana Field
ALBoston Red Sox0Toronto Blue Jays7Boxscore - PBP - Pitch930,4302:41Wade MileyAaron SanchezAaron Sanchez (3-2)Wade Miley (1-4)-John FarrellJohn GibbonsRogers Centre
NLSan Diego Padres6Arizona Diamondbacks5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch928,6773:26James ShieldsJeremy HellicksonJames Shields (4-0)Enrique Burgos (0-1)Craig Kimbrel (9)Buddy BlackChip HaleChase Field
NLLos Angeles Dodgers2Colorado Rockies1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch632,9741:41Brett AndersonEddie ButlerBrett Anderson (2-1)Eddie Butler (2-3)-Don MattinglyWalt WeissCoors Field
NLChicago Cubs7Milwaukee Brewers6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch938,2833:03Jason HammelJimmy NelsonJason Hammel (3-1)Jimmy Nelson (1-3)-Joe MaddonCraig CounsellMiller Park
NLNew York Mets1Philadelphia Phillies3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch932,7342:27Matt HarveyCole HamelsCole Hamels (2-3)Matt Harvey (5-1)Jonathan Papelbon (6)Terry CollinsRyne SandbergCitizens Bank Par
NLSt. Louis Cardinals8Pittsburgh Pirates5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch933,5072:58Michael WachaFrancisco LirianoMichael Wacha (5-0)Francisco Liriano (1-2)Trevor Rosenthal (11)Mike MathenyClint HurdlePNC Park
NLMiami Marlins0San Francisco Giants6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch941,4132:47Jarred CosartTim LincecumTim Lincecum (3-2)Jarred Cosart (1-3)Yusmeiro Petit (1)Mike RedmondBruce BochyAT&T Park
NLAtlanta Braves2Washington Nationals9Boxscore - PBP - Pitch931,2882:21Eric StultsGio GonzalezGio Gonzalez (3-2)Eric Stults (1-3)-Fredi GonzalezMatt WilliamsNationals Park
14 Games on this date

Standings as of 2015-05-08.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113New York Yankees301911.633--141111308-611-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II1326864.515
2610Tampa Bay Rays301614.5333.011310767-79-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field1326468.485
3713Toronto Blue Jays301515.5004.0162146168-67-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre1327854.591
4921Boston Red Sox291316.4485.5128151-237-96-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellBen CheringtonFenway Park1336568.489
51022Baltimore Orioles271215.4445.513012558-54-10L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards1356966.511
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Detroit Tigers301911.633--135125109-510-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad AusmusDave DombrowskiComerica Park1315576.420
247Kansas City Royals291811.6210.51481064211-57-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1337756.579
358Minnesota Twins301713.5672.01421231912-55-8W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorTerry RyanTarget Field1326666.500
41326Chicago White Sox251015.4006.583120-378-42-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field1376671.482
51529Cleveland Indians281018.3578.0122144-224-96-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaChris AntonettiProgressive Field1337162.534
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Houston Astros301911.633--133112218-811-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park1326765.508
2817Los Angeles Angels301416.4675.0110114-47-87-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim1327161.538
31124Seattle Mariners291217.4146.5106132-266-76-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lloyd McClendonJack ZduriencikSafeco Field1336469.481
41223Texas Rangers291217.4146.5116134-183-99-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1337657.571
51427Oakland Athletics311219.3877.514814534-98-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1315675.427
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136New York Mets291811.621--110892113-35-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field1337261.541
2614Washington Nationals301515.5003.512812448-67-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Matt WilliamsMichael RizzoNationals Park1326864.515
3916Atlanta Braves291415.4834.0127133-68-86-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerJohn HartTurner Field1335380.398
41018Miami Marlins301416.4674.5128118108-76-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike RedmondDan JenningsMarlins Park1325775.432
51428Philadelphia Phillies301119.3677.585141-567-64-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ryne SandbergRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park1325280.394
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111St. Louis Cardinals29227.759--134845014-38-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1337855.586
249Chicago Cubs281513.5366.512112107-78-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field1348252.612
3815Cincinnati Reds281414.5007.5112116-46-58-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bryan PriceWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1345084.373
41220Pittsburgh Pirates291316.4489.01069887-76-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1338548.639
51530Milwaukee Brewers30921.30013.5104158-545-134-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDouglas MelvinMiller Park1325973.447
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2015 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Los Angeles Dodgers291910.655--145984713-26-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium1337360.549
2511San Diego Padres311615.5164.014614429-77-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackA.J. PrellerPetco Park1315873.443
3712San Francisco Giants301515.5004.596116-2010-85-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park1326963.523
41119Arizona Diamondbacks281315.4645.5134115197-96-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Chip HaleDave StewartChase Field1346668.493
51325Colorado Rockies271116.4077.0108151-434-87-8L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt WeissJeff BridichCoors Field1355778.422

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Brandon KintzlerRP30.280Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Everth Cabrerass28.172Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)DL-15 Left foot contusion [Hit by a pitch]
J.J. HardySS32.262Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Activated from DL
Ryan Jackson2B-SS26.363Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Traded from Royals to Angels for Drew Butera
Drew ButeraC31.273Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Traded from Angels to Royals for Ryan Jackson
Tim CollinsRP25.260Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Mike Carp1b28.312Released by Dodgers
Chris RusinSP28.198Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)Assigned to Albuquerque (AAA)
Chad JenkinsRP27.138Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Ryan TeperaP27.187Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Recalled from Buffalo (AAA)
Alcides EscobarSS28.143Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Activated from DL
Francisco PenaC25.208Kansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
Mike Moustakas3b26.239Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Placed on bereavement list
Jason VargasSP32.095Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)DL-15 Left flexor strain
Yohan PinoP31.134Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
Kevin GausmanRP24.122Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)DL-15 Right shoulder tendinitis
T.J. McFarlandRP25.334Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Recalled from Norfolk (AAA)
Christian YelichLF-CF23.155Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Activated from DL
Reid Brignacss29.112Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Yonder Alonso1b28.030San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)DL-15 Bone bruise in right shoulder [Diving for a groundball]
Abraham AlmonteCF25.321San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Recalled from El Paso (AAA)
Jake Elmore2b27.328Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)Assigned to Durham (AAA)
Matt AndrieseP25.253Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Recalled from Durham (AAA)
R.J. AlvarezP23.335Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Assigned to Nashville (AAA)
Junior Arias3B23.120Cincinnati RedsDaytona (A+)Assigned to Daytona (A+)
Jairo BerasOF19.135Texas RangersHickory (A)Activated from disabled list
Chris BersetC27.102Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Assigned to Louisville (AAA)
Akeem BostickP20.004Houston AstrosQuad Cities (A)Assigned to Quad Cities (A)
Drake BrittonRP25.351Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Jose Brizuela3B22.250Oakland AthleticsBeloit (A)Assigned to Beloit (A)
Brian BurgamyOF33.315Los Angeles DodgersOklahoma City (AAA)Assigned to Oklahoma City (AAA)
Edwar CabreraP27.201Texas RangersFrisco (AA)Assigned to Frisco (AA)
Matt CarsonLF33.311Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Traded from Dodgers to Athletics for cash considerations
Francisco Castillo21.338Milwaukee BrewersWisconsin (A)Assigned to Wisconsin (A)
Daniel Castro2B-SS22.175Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Assigned to Gwinnett (AAA)
Vince CondeIF21.207New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Chris Curley3B27.257Chicago White SoxBirmingham (AA)Assigned to Birmingham (AA)
Caleb DirksP21.333Atlanta BravesCarolina (A+)Assigned to Carolina (A+)
Jeremy DowdyC24.299Chicago White SoxWinston-Salem (A+)Assigned to Winston-Salem (A+)
Cody EgeP24.000Texas RangersFrisco (AA)Assigned to Frisco (AA)
Kyle FarmerIF24.264Los Angeles DodgersRancho Cucamonga (A+)Assigned to Rancho Cucamonga (A+)
J.J. FrancoSS23.096Atlanta BravesRome (A)Activated from disabled list
Nate Freiman1b28.128Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Activated from disabled list
David FreitasC26.051Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Assigned to Norfolk (AAA)
Brandon FryP22.041San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)Assigned to Lake Elsinore (A+)
Rafael FurcalSS37.257Kansas City RoyalsWilmington (A+)Re-Signed to Minor League Contract
Nate FuryP24.091Detroit TigersLakeland (A+)Assigned to Lakeland (A+)
Cesar Galvez2B23.289Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)Assigned to Albuquerque (AAA)
Eric GarciaIF24.079Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)Assigned to Mississippi (AA)
Rene GarciaC25.048Philadelphia PhilliesReading (AA)Assigned to Reading (AA)
Alfredo GonzalezC22.299Houston AstrosLancaster (A+)Assigned to Lancaster (A+)
Ronald GuzmanOF20.200Texas RangersHigh Desert (A+)Assigned to High Desert (A+)
Reed HarperSS24.138Atlanta BravesCarolina (A+)Assigned to Carolina (A+)
James HarrisCF21.274Oakland AthleticsBeloit (A)Assigned to Beloit (A)
Jefri HernandezP24.011Texas RangersHigh Desert (A+)Assigned to High Desert (A+)
Marco HernandezSS22.244Boston Red SoxPortland (AA)Activated from disabled list
John Hesterc31.237Philadelphia PhilliesLehigh Valley (AAA)Assigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Shane HoelscherIF23.230Colorado RockiesModesto (A+)Assigned to Modesto (A+)
Jeffrey InmanP27.166Pittsburgh PiratesAltoona (AA)Assigned to Altoona (AA)
Travis Ishikawa1b31.227San Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)Assigned to Sacramento (AAA) for rehab
Justin JacksonRF-CF26.148Atlanta BravesCarolina (A+)Assigned to Carolina (A+)
Ryan Jackson2B-SS26.363Los Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)Assigned to Salt Lake (AAA)
Tyler JonesP25.245Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)Assigned to Mississippi (AA)
Casey LawrenceP27.193Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)Assigned to New Hampshire (AA)
Dominic LeoneP23.195Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Assigned to Tacoma (AAA)
Hunter Lockwoodof22.234Tampa Bay RaysBowling Green (A)Activated from disabled list
David MartinezP27.278Texas RangersFrisco (AA)Assigned to Frisco (AA)
Renzo Martini22.256New York YankeesTampa (A+)Assigned to Tampa (A+)
Darin MastroianniRF29.255Washington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)Assigned to Syracuse (AAA)
Tyler MatzekP24.201Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)Assigned to Albuquerque (AAA)
Brandon McNittP23.120Houston AstrosQuad Cities (A)Assigned to Quad Cities (A)
Francisco MendozaP27.153Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)Assigned to Round Rock (AAA)
Melvin MercedesSS 23.116Oakland AthleticsStockton (A+)Assigned to Stockton (A+)
Adam MillerP30.163Pittsburgh PiratesWest Virginia (A)Assigned to West Virginia (A)
Efren Navarro1B28.359Los Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)Assigned to Salt Lake (AAA)
Spencer NavinC22.270Los Angeles DodgersGreat Lakes (A)Assigned to Great Lakes (A)
Kevin NolanSS27.147Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)Assigned to New Hampshire (AA)
James NorwoodP21.135Chicago CubsSouth Bend (A)Activated from disabled list
Sean O'ConnellP23.148Chicago White SoxKannapolis (A)Assigned to Kannapolis (A)
Fernery Ozuna2B19.181Arizona DiamondbacksKane County (A)Activated from disabled list
Jarrod ParkerSP26.165Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Assigned to Nashville (AAA) for rehab
Hunter Pencerf32.025San Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)Assigned to Sacramento (AAA) for rehab
Marcel PradoP27.168Baltimore OriolesBowie (AA)Assigned to Bowie (AA)
Bryan RadziewskiP23.077Houston AstrosLancaster (A+)Assigned to Lancaster (A+)
Jeremy RhoadesP22.085Los Angeles AngelsArkansas (AA)Assigned to Arkansas (AA)
Joey RickardOF23.353Tampa Bay RaysMontgomery (AA)Assigned to Montgomery (AA)
Enny RomeroP24.104Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)Assigned to Durham (AAA)
Josh Satin1b-3B30.136Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Roderick Shoulders1B23.225Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)Assigned to Round Rock (AAA)
Scott SilversteinP24.346Toronto Blue JaysDunedin (A+)Activated from disabled list
Kyle SkipworthC25.068Cincinnati RedsPensacola (AA)Assigned to Pensacola (AA)
Chris Smith2b26.263New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Matt SnyderIF24.325New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Matt TrowbridgeP22.045Baltimore OriolesDelmarva (A)Activated from disabled list
Donnie VealRP30.232Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Outrighted to minors
Vincent VelasquezP22.335Houston AstrosCorpus Christi (AA)Activated from disabled list
Brett VertiganOF24.260Oakland AthleticsStockton (A+)Assigned to Stockton (A+)
Nick VincentRP28.300San Diego PadresEl Paso (AAA)Assigned to El Paso (AAA)
Zack WeissP22.326Cincinnati RedsPensacola (AA)Assigned to Pensacola (AA)
Eric WootenP25.051New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Rob WootenRP29.291Milwaukee BrewersColorado Springs (AAA)Assigned to Colorado Springs (AAA)
Jose YepezC33.323Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Travis Shaw3B25.022Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA)
Clayton MortensenRP30.028Kansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Luke PutkonenRP28.363Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Tim DillardP31.294Milwaukee BrewersHelena (Rk)Assigned to Helena (Rk)
Leuris GomezP28.200Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Matt Duffy3B26.091Houston AstrosFresno (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Ryan StrausborgerCF27.065Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Salvador SanchezP29.237Miami MarlinsBatavia (A-)Assigned to Batavia (A-)
Bobby BundyP25.115Baltimore OriolesBowie (AA)DL-7 Injured
Blaine SimsP26.059Houston AstrosLancaster (A+)Placed on temporary inactive list
J.P. SportmanIF23.103Oakland AthleticsStockton (A+)DL-7 Injured
Ricky KnappP22.353New York MetsBrooklyn (A-)Assigned to Brooklyn (A-)
Tyler IhrigP23.234Chicago CubsEugene (A-)Assigned to Eugene (A-)
Eric DorschP23.228Pittsburgh PiratesWest Virginia (A-)Assigned to West Virginia (A-)
Natanael DelgadoLF19.198Los Angeles AngelsBurlington (A)DL-7 Injured
Kevin PerezP21.280Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Assigned to extended spring training
Dillon GeeSP29.010New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)DL-15 Groin strain
Tony KempOF23.190Houston AstrosCorpus Christi (AA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Antonio RomeroP24.137Cleveland IndiansLynchburg (A+)Assigned to Lynchburg (A+)