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Top2016 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALToronto Blue Jays3Baltimore Orioles4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1015,4043:22R.A. DickeyUbaldo JimenezMychal Givens (1-0)Joe Biagini (0-1)-John GibbonsBuck ShowalterOriole Park at Ca
ALTampa Bay Rays3Boston Red Sox7Boxscore - PBP - Pitch931,6893:02Chris ArcherRick PorcelloRick Porcello (3-0)Chris Archer (0-4)-Kevin CashJohn FarrellFenway Park
ALLos Angeles Angels1Chicago White Sox2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch912,7852:59Garrett RichardsChris SaleChris Sale (4-0)Garrett Richards (0-3)David Robertson (6)Mike SciosciaRobin VenturaGuaranteed Rate F
ALLos Angeles Angels1Chicago White Sox2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch912,7852:59Garrett RichardsChris SaleChris Sale (4-0)Garrett Richards (0-3)David Robertson (6)Mike SciosciaRobin VenturaU.S. Cellular Fie
ALSeattle Mariners2Cleveland Indians1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch99,8902:48Taijuan WalkerDanny SalazarTaijuan Walker (1-0)Danny Salazar (2-1)Steve Cishek (2)Scott ServaisTerry FranconaProgressive Field
ALDetroit Tigers3Kansas City Royals2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch928,9283:08Jordan ZimmermannIan KennedyJordan Zimmermann (3-0)Ian Kennedy (2-1)Francisco Rodriguez (4)Brad AusmusNed YostKauffman Stadium
ALOakland Athletics5New York Yankees2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch937,3962:57Kendall GravemanNathan EovaldiKendall Graveman (1-1)Nathan Eovaldi (0-2)Sean Doolittle (2)Bob MelvinJoe GirardiYankee Stadium II
ALHouston Astros1Texas Rangers2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch925,8213:10Doug FisterCole HamelsCole Hamels (3-0)Doug Fister (1-2)Shawn Tolleson (5)A.J. HinchJeff BanisterGlobe Life Park i
ALHouston Astros1Texas Rangers2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch925,8213:10Doug FisterCole HamelsCole Hamels (3-0)Doug Fister (1-2)Shawn Tolleson (5)A.J. HinchJeff BanisterRangers Ballpark
NLLos Angeles Dodgers5Atlanta Braves3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1016,0873:54Ross StriplingJulio TeheranJoe Blanton (1-1)Jason Grilli (1-1)Kenley Jansen (6)Dave RobertsFredi GonzalezTurner Field
NLColorado Rockies5Cincinnati Reds6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch912,9792:55Chad BettisRaisel IglesiasRoss Ohlendorf (3-2)Christian Bergman (0-3)-Walt WeissBryan PriceGreat American Ba
NLWashington Nationals3Miami Marlins1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch916,9612:33Joe RossWei-Yin ChenYusmeiro Petit (1-0)Wei-Yin Chen (0-1)Jonathan Papelbon (6)Dusty BakerDon MattinglyMarlins Park
IntMinnesota Twins5Milwaukee Brewers10Boxscore - PBP - Pitch921,0873:22Tom MiloneJimmy NelsonJimmy Nelson (3-1)Ryan Pressly (1-1)-Paul MolitorCraig CounsellMiller Park
NLNew York Mets4Philadelphia Phillies5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1120,0574:03Bartolo ColonJeremy HellicksonJeanmar Gomez (2-0)Hansel Robles (0-1)-Terry CollinsPete MackaninCitizens Bank Par
NLPittsburgh Pirates2San Diego Padres8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch920,6812:59Jeff LockeDrew PomeranzDrew Pomeranz (2-1)Jeff Locke (0-2)-Clint HurdleAndy GreenPetco Park
NLArizona Diamondbacks2San Francisco Giants1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch941,4972:54Zack GreinkeMadison BumgarnerZack Greinke (1-2)Madison Bumgarner (1-2)Brad Ziegler (4)Chip HaleBruce BochyAT&T Park
NLChicago Cubs3St. Louis Cardinals5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch943,0932:40Kyle HendricksCarlos MartinezCarlos Martinez (3-0)Kyle Hendricks (1-2)Trevor Rosenthal (4)Joe MaddonMike MathenyBusch Stadium III
17 Games on this date

Standings as of 2016-04-20.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Baltimore Orioles1394.692--6752156-13-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards1498069.537
3715Toronto Blue Jays1688.5002.5635943-35-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsRoss AtkinsRogers Centre1468165.555
2914Boston Red Sox1477.5002.5666334-53-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellDave DombrowskiFenway Park1488662.581
41122Tampa Bay Rays1468.4293.54049-95-51-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field1486286.419
51326New York Yankees1358.3854.05358-53-52-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II1497970.530
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Chicago White Sox15105.667--464063-27-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field1476879.463
235Kansas City Royals1495.6430.5534495-24-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1487276.486
346Detroit Tigers1385.6151.06753142-26-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad AusmusAlberto AvilaComerica Park1487870.527
4813Cleveland Indians1266.5002.54647-13-43-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaMike ChernoffProgressive Field1498861.591
51530Minnesota Twins15411.2676.04566-214-40-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorTerry RyanTarget Field1475592.374
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
158Texas Rangers1596.600--706375-34-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1478661.585
2610Oakland Athletics1587.5331.04547-23-75-0W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinDavid ForstOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1476186.415
31023Seattle Mariners1468.4292.5494901-55-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Scott ServaisJerry DipotoSafeco Field1488068.541
41224Los Angeles Angels1569.4003.04457-132-44-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBilly EpplerAngel Stadium of Anaheim1476879.463
51427Houston Astros15510.3334.05773-163-42-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park1477968.537
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Washington Nationals14113.786--6231315-16-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerMichael RizzoNationals Park1488464.568
2717New York Mets1477.5004.05745122-45-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field1488068.541
31121Philadelphia Phillies1679.4385.04272-305-52-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pete MackaninMatt KlentakCitizens Bank Park1466482.438
41428Miami Marlins1349.3086.55058-81-73-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyMichael HillMarlins Park1487573.507
51529Atlanta Braves14410.2867.05373-201-63-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerJohn CoppolellaTurner Field1476483.435
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Chicago Cubs15114.733--8137444-27-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field1469254.630
349St. Louis Cardinals1587.5333.09160315-43-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1477869.531
2512Cincinnati Reds1587.5333.06379-167-21-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bryan PriceDick WilliamsGreat American Ballpark1476087.408
5918Pittsburgh Pirates1578.4674.06369-65-32-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1467175.486
41019Milwaukee Brewers1578.4674.05985-264-33-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDavid StearnsMiller Park1476681.449
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Los Angeles Dodgers1596.600--7152194-25-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave RobertsFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium1478265.558
2611Colorado Rockies1587.5331.08188-73-35-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt WeissJeff BridichCoors Field1476780.456
3816Arizona Diamondbacks1688.5001.56775-82-56-3W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Chip HaleDave StewartChase Field1466185.418
41220San Francisco Giants1679.4382.5787533-44-5L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park1468066.548
51325San Diego Padres1569.4003.06070-103-53-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy GreenA.J. PrellerPetco Park1476285.422


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
John HoldzkomP28.184Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Humberto Quinteroc36.262Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
George KontosRP30.312San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)DL-15 Flexor strain, right elbow
Steven OkertP24.286San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Recalled from Sacramento (AAA)
Mike BroadwayRP29.021San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Recalled from Sacramento (AAA)
Silvino BrachoRP23.277Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Recalled from Reno (AAA)
Edwin JacksonRP32.224Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)DL-15 Strained right triceps
Miguel AlmonteRP23.016Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
Jarrod DysonCF31.248Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Activated from DL
Robert StephensonP23.055Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Recalled from Louisville (AAA)
Erik JohnsonSP26.111Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Recalled from Charlotte (AAA)
Jorge PolancoSS-3B22.289Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Recalled from Rochester (AAA)
Trevor Plouffe3B29.309Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)DL-15 Strained right intercostal muscle
Joe KellySP27.315Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)DL-15 Right shoulder impingement
Noe RamirezRP26.119Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA)
William CuevasP25.188Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Edwin EscobarP23.363Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Designated for Assignment
Marco HernandezSS23.226Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Assigned to Pawtucket (AAA)
Keyvius SampsonP25.104Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Designated for Assignment
Drew HayesRP28.230Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Robert StephensonP23.055Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Assigned to Louisville (AAA)
Lonnie ChisenhallRF-CF27.198Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Activated from DL
Collin CowgillLF29.333Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)Assigned to Columbus (AAA)
Casey KellySP26.198Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Recalled from Gwinnett (AAA)
Williams PerezSP24.335Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Assigned to Gwinnett (AAA)
Logan KensingRP33.291Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Outrighted to minors
Alex AbbottOF21.169Los Angeles AngelsBurlington (A)Activated from disabled list
Ryan ArrowoodIF-P25.239Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)Assigned to Albuquerque (AAA)
Brantley Bell2b21.155Cincinnati RedsDayton (A)Activated from disabled list
Duane BelowRP30.156New York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)Assigned to Las Vegas (AAA)
Joel FisherC-IF23.102Philadelphia PhilliesLakewood (A)Assigned to Lakewood (A)
Austin FleetP29.003San Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Nick FreyP24.234St. Louis CardinalsPalm Beach (A+)Assigned to Palm Beach (A+)
Nate FuryP25.073Los Angeles AngelsInland Empire (A+)Assigned to Inland Empire (A+)
David GarnerP23.211Chicago CubsTennessee (AA)Reinstated to active roster
Francisco JimenezP21.198Baltimore OriolesDelmarva (A)Assigned to Delmarva (A)
Dustin McGowanRP34.027Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)Outrighted to minors
Hoby MilnerP25.097Philadelphia PhilliesLehigh Valley (AAA)Assigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Michael O'Nealp23.319Atlanta BravesCarolina (A+)Assigned to Carolina (A+)
Orlando Oliveraof25.185St. Louis CardinalsPeoria (A)Assigned to Peoria (A)
Paul PaezP23.356New York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)Activated from disabled list
Humberto Quinteroc36.262Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Assigned to Toledo (AAA)
Andrew RobinsonP28.067Washington NationalsHarrisburg (AA)Assigned to Harrisburg (AA)
Michael RothRP26.064Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Eric RuthP25.206New York YankeesTampa (A+)Assigned to Tampa (A+)
Edgardo Sandovalp19.285Houston AstrosLancaster (A+)Assigned to Lancaster (A+)
Jacob Shortslefp21.112Texas RangersHickory (A)Activated from disabled list
Andrew SohnIF22.347St. Louis CardinalsPalm Beach (A+)Assigned to Palm Beach (A+)
Zack TilleryIF-P23.098Minnesota TwinsCedar Rapids (A)Activated from disabled list
Ricardo Valenciac23.097Texas RangersHickory (A)Assigned to Hickory (A)
Anthony RanaudoRP26.223Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Craig StammenRP32.042Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Luke MaileC25.073Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Michael ChoiceRF26.161Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Ramiro Pena2b30.276San Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Alex BurgC-3B28.255Texas RangersFrisco (AA)Assigned to Frisco (AA)
Alexander LaviskyC25.097Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Blake LoganP 24.099Miami MarlinsJacksonville (AA)DL-7 Injured
Chaz HebertP23.228New York YankeesTrenton (AA)DL-60 Injured
Cody ReedP23.005Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Eric WootenP26.033New York YankeesTrenton (AA)DL-7 Injured
Miguel SulbaranP22.032New York YankeesTrenton (AA)DL-7 Injured
Paul SmythP29.019Released by Diamondbacks
Sebastian ValleC25.270New York YankeesTrenton (AA)DL-7 Injured
Chad OberackerLF27.096Arizona DiamondbacksMobile (AA)DL-7 Injured
Curt PowellIF24.356Announced retirement
Daniel TillmanP27.037Milwaukee BrewersBiloxi (AA)DL-7 Injured
Henry RamosCF-RF24.005Boston Red SoxPortland (AA)DL-7 Injured
J.R. BradleyP23.315Arizona DiamondbacksMobile (AA)DL-7 Injured
Matt SnyderIF25.307New York YankeesTrenton (AA)DL-7 Injured
Miguel Del CastilloC24.189San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)DL-7 Injured
Drew SteckenriderOF-P25.100Miami MarlinsJupiter (A+)DL-7 Injured
Raymar Navarrop25.032Atlanta BravesCarolina (A+)Placed on restricted list
Rodrigo TakahashiP19.087Arizona DiamondbacksMissoula (Rk)Assigned to Missoula (Rk)
A.J. Minterp22.230Atlanta BravesRome (A)DL-7 Injured
Chris DiazP22.331Atlanta BravesRome (A)DL-7 Injured
Connor BachP23.300Washington NationalsAuburn (A-)Assigned to Auburn (A-)
Dillon Tatep21.354Texas RangersHickory (A)DL-7 Injured
Heath Slattonp22.215San Francisco GiantsAugusta (A)DL-7 Injured
Jon Harrisp22.186Toronto Blue JaysLansing (A)Placed on temporary inactive list
Jose Paniaguap21.317Chicago CubsEugene (A-)Assigned to Eugene (A-)
Josh Grahamp22.188Atlanta BravesRome (A)DL-7 Injured
Kurt Hoekstra2b22.297Atlanta BravesRome (A)DL-7 Injured
Leudys Baezof19.298Atlanta BravesRome (A)DL-7 Injured
Logan Ratledgess23.274Pittsburgh PiratesWest Virginia (A-)Assigned to West Virginia (A-)
Tyler Brownss21.092San Francisco GiantsAugusta (A)DL-7 Injured