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Top2016 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALToronto Blue Jays2Baltimore Orioles4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch941,9012:33R.A. DickeyYovani GallardoYovani Gallardo (2-1)R.A. Dickey (4-8)Zach Britton (21)John GibbonsBuck ShowalterOriole Park at Ca
ALSeattle Mariners2Boston Red Sox6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch937,1952:53Adrian SampsonRick PorcelloRick Porcello (8-2)Adrian Sampson (0-1)-Scott ServaisJohn FarrellFenway Park
ALChicago White Sox2Cleveland Indians13Boxscore - PBP - Pitch931,0663:00James ShieldsDanny SalazarDanny Salazar (8-3)James Shields (2-9)-Robin VenturaTerry FranconaProgressive Field
IntCincinnati Reds4Houston Astros5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1139,1113:05Cody ReedDallas KeuchelScott Feldman (4-3)Josh Smith (0-1)-Bryan PriceA.J. HinchMinute Maid Park
ALDetroit Tigers5Kansas City Royals16Boxscore - PBP - Pitch938,4803:16Matt BoydEdinson VolquezEdinson Volquez (7-6)Matt Boyd (0-2)-Brad AusmusNed YostKauffman Stadium
ALNew York Yankees7Minnesota Twins6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch930,7603:10Michael PinedaRicky NolascoAndrew Miller (4-0)Fernando Abad (1-1)Aroldis Chapman (13)Joe GirardiPaul MolitorTarget Field
ALLos Angeles Angels7Oakland Athletics1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch925,0783:05Tim LincecumAndrew TriggsTim Lincecum (1-0)Ryan Dull (1-2)-Mike SciosciaBob MelvinOakland-Alameda C
IntSan Francisco Giants6Tampa Bay Rays4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch923,9483:13Albert SuarezMatt MooreHunter Strickland (3-0)Alex Colome (1-2)Cory Gearrin (2)Bruce BochyKevin CashTropicana Field
NLPittsburgh Pirates3Chicago Cubs4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch941,4243:00Jon NieseJon LesterJon Lester (9-3)Jon Niese (7-4)Hector Rondon (12)Clint HurdleJoe MaddonWrigley Field
NLMilwaukee Brewers6Los Angeles Dodgers10Boxscore - PBP - Pitch944,1123:28Chase AndersonMike BolsingerChris Hatcher (4-3)Chase Anderson (4-7)-Craig CounsellDave RobertsDodger Stadium
NLColorado Rockies6Miami Marlins9Boxscore - PBP - Pitch919,6553:23Tyler ChatwoodWei-Yin ChenDustin McGowan (1-2)Eddie Butler (2-4)A.J. Ramos (21)Walt WeissDon MattinglyMarlins Park
NLAtlanta Braves4New York Mets3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch932,1343:02Aaron BlairSteven MatzDario Alvarez (1-0)Addison Reed (1-1)Jim Johnson (1)Brian SnitkerTerry CollinsCiti field
NLArizona Diamondbacks4Philadelphia Phillies1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch933,7972:37Zack GreinkeJerad EickhoffZack Greinke (10-3)Jerad Eickhoff (4-9)Brad Ziegler (14)Chip HalePete MackaninCitizens Bank Par
NLWashington Nationals3San Diego Padres7Boxscore - PBP - Pitch934,1133:12Max ScherzerColin ReaKevin Quackenbush (4-3)Felipe Rivero (0-3)-Dusty BakerAndy GreenPetco Park
IntTexas Rangers4St. Louis Cardinals3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch944,3753:05Nick MartinezCarlos MartinezShawn Tolleson (1-2)Trevor Rosenthal (2-2)Jake Diekman (2)Jeff BanisterMike MathenyBusch Stadium III
15 Games on this date

Standings as of 2016-06-18.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Baltimore Orioles673928.582--3182962225-1214-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards955045.526
236Boston Red Sox673829.5671.03883068221-1517-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellDave DombrowskiFenway Park955540.579
358Toronto Blue Jays713932.5492.03312904118-1621-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsRoss AtkinsRogers Centre915041.549
4915New York Yankees683434.5005.5279295-1618-1416-20W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II945044.532
51221Tampa Bay Rays663135.4707.5275279-415-1916-16L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field963759.385
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Cleveland Indians673730.552--3172655219-1218-18W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaMike ChernoffProgressive Field945737.606
269Kansas City Royals683731.5440.5280282-224-813-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium944450.468
3816Detroit Tigers683434.5003.5326331-517-1317-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad AusmusAlberto AvilaComerica Park935241.559
41017Chicago White Sox683335.4854.5277292-1517-1716-18L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field944549.479
51530Minnesota Twins682048.29417.5261380-11912-248-24L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorTerry RyanTarget Field943955.415
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Texas Rangers694425.638--3312904124-1020-15W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington935142.548
2711Seattle Mariners683632.5297.53402855515-1821-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Scott ServaisJerry DipotoSafeco Field945044.532
31119Houston Astros693336.47811.0288300-1218-1515-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park935142.548
41324Los Angeles Angels683038.44113.5295320-2515-2015-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBilly EpplerAngel Stadium of Anaheim944450.468
51426Oakland Athletics682840.41215.5269333-6415-2013-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinDavid ForstOakland-Alameda County Coliseum944153.436
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Washington Nationals694326.623--3222428020-1223-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerMichael RizzoNationals Park935241.559
2410New York Mets673631.5376.02502272317-1519-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field955144.537
3512Miami Marlins683632.5296.5284287-316-1620-16W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyMichael HillMarlins Park934350.462
41225Philadelphia Phillies693039.43513.0219316-9716-2014-19L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Pete MackaninMatt KlentakCitizens Bank Park934152.441
51529Atlanta Braves682246.32420.5226328-1029-2713-19W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerJohn CoppolellaTurner Field934647.495
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Chicago Cubs664620.697--35418816624-822-12W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field955738.600
2714St. Louis Cardinals673532.52211.53562906615-2020-12L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III955144.537
3818Pittsburgh Pirates683335.48514.0313320-718-1515-20L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park934548.484
41022Milwaukee Brewers693138.44916.5283340-5719-1712-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDavid StearnsMiller Park934251.452
51428Cincinnati Reds692742.39120.5301402-10117-1910-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bryan PriceDick WilliamsGreat American Ballpark934152.441
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134San Francisco Giants694326.623--3092614822-1321-13W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park934449.473
2613Los Angeles Dodgers703733.5296.52962544219-1518-18W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave RobertsFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium925438.587
3920Colorado Rockies673235.47810.0341349-815-1617-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt WeissJeff BridichCoors Field954352.453
41123Arizona Diamondbacks703139.44312.5312335-2313-2518-14W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Chip HaleDave StewartChase Field923854.413
51327San Diego Padres702842.40015.5285343-5817-2211-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy GreenA.J. PrellerPetco Park924052.435


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Tommy MiloneRP29.122Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Steven OkertP24.345San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Recalled from Sacramento (AAA)
Darrell CecilianiCF-LF25.361Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Recalled from Buffalo (AAA)
Jose BautistaRF-DH35.242Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)DL-15 Strained left big toe
Daniel Navalf-RF33.118Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Activated from DL
Tom WilhelmsenRP32.185Refused minor league assignment, declared free agent
Steve GeltzRP28.230Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Recalled from Durham (AAA)
Brandon BarnesLF30.034Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Recalled from Albuquerque (AAA)
Gerardo ParraLF29.043Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)DL-15 Sprained left ankle
Luke GregersonCL32.035Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Reinstated from bereavement list
Steve JohnsonRP28.292Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Wade MileySP29.217Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)DL-15 Left shoulder impingement
David RollinsRP26.179Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)Recalled from Tacoma (AAA)
Jonathan AroRP25.251Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)Recalled from Tacoma (AAA)
Severino GonzalezSP23.263Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Recalled from Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Billy HamiltonCF25.282Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Activated from DL
Joshua Rutledge3B-2B27.058Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)DL-15 Left knee patellar tendinitis
Roenis EliasSP27.321Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA)
Willson ContrerasC24.036Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Recalled from Iowa (AAA)
Tim FederowiczC28.318Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Kolten Wong2B25.251St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Recalled from Memphis (AAA)
Danny SantanaCF25.223Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Activated from DL
Oswaldo ArciaRF25.040Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Designated for Assignment
Steven MoyaLF24.284Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Recalled from Toledo (AAA)
J.D. MartinezRF28.302Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)DL-15 Fractured right elbow
Carlos Alonso2B28.124Philadelphia PhilliesReading (AA)Assigned to Reading (AA)
R.J. AlvarezRP25.010Chicago CubsTennessee (AA)Assigned to Tennessee (AA)
John AndersonP27.221Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Tim Arakawa2b23.061Los Angeles AngelsInland Empire (A+)Assigned to Inland Empire (A+)
Alex Bautistaof22.285Chicago CubsTennessee (AA)Assigned to Tennessee (AA)
Caleb BeechP23.061Atlanta BravesCarolina (A+)Activated from disabled list
Andy Burns3B25.315Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Rusney CastilloLF28.285Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Assigned to Pawtucket (AAA)
Ray Chang3B32.299Cincinnati RedsPensacola (AA)Assigned to Pensacola (AA)
Sam CoonrodP23.269San Francisco GiantsRichmond (AA)Assigned to Richmond (AA)
Pat DeanRP27.024Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Assigned to Rochester (AAA)
Dayan DiazP27.128Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Assigned to Louisville (AAA)
Roenis EliasSP27.321Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Assigned to Pawtucket (AAA)
Dana EvelandRP32.233Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)Outrighted to minors
Buck FarmerRP25.118Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Assigned to Toledo (AAA)
Amir GarrettP24.046Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Assigned to Louisville (AAA)
Dalton Geekiep21.258Atlanta BravesRome (A)Assigned to Rome (A)
Dean Green1B26.353Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Assigned to Toledo (AAA)
Randal GrichukCF24.310St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)Assigned to Memphis (AAA)
Michael KellyP23.285San Diego PadresEl Paso (AAA)Assigned to El Paso (AAA)
Tyler Ladendorf2B28.103Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Assigned to Nashville (AAA)
Sam LeCureRP32.045Los Angeles DodgersOklahoma City (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Zech LemondP23.252San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)Assigned to San Antonio (AA)
Ryan LeonardsSS24.332Chicago White SoxWinston-Salem (A+)Assigned to Winston-Salem (A+)
Yoan LopezP23.167Arizona DiamondbacksMobile (AA)Activated from disabled list
T.J. McFarlandRP27.010Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Assigned to Norfolk (AAA)
Chris Nelson3b30.288Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Aroni NinaP26.070Kansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)Activated from disabled list
Nick PasqualeP 25.234Cleveland IndiansAkron (AA)Assigned to Akron (AA)
Anthony Pereirass19.202Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Reinier RoibalP27.150Philadelphia PhilliesLehigh Valley (AAA)Assigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA)
David RollinsRP26.179Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Assigned to Tacoma (AAA)
Rainel RosarioRF27.081Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Assigned to Pawtucket (AAA)
Brendan RyanSS34.084Los Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)Outrighted to minors
Eury SanchezP23.222Los Angeles AngelsBurlington (A)Assigned to Burlington (A)
Luis SantosP25.127Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)Activated from disabled list
Rob ScahillRP29.123Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Assigned to Indianapolis (AAA)
Jordan Smith3B25.348Cleveland IndiansAkron (AA)Assigned to Akron (AA)
Jose Vizcainoss22.074San Francisco GiantsSan Jose (A+)Activated from disabled list
Austin WilsonOF24.132Seattle MarinersBakersfield (A+)Activated from disabled list
Mike WrightSP26.166Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Assigned to Norfolk (AAA)
Grant Zawadzkip24.052San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)Assigned to Lake Elsinore (A+)
Deven Marrero3B25.297Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA)
Billy BucknerRP32.296Arizona DiamondbacksMobile (AA)DL-7 Injured
Guido KnudsonRP26.317Released by Pirates
Hector HernandezP25.118Arizona DiamondbacksMobile (AA)DL-7 Injured
Jesus ZambranoP19.299Oakland AthleticsVermont (A-)Assigned to Vermont (A-)
Juan GrullonP26.106Texas RangersArizona Rangers (Rk)Assigned to AZL Rangers (Rk)
Patrick WisdomIF24.296St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Edison FriasP25.182Houston AstrosCorpus Christi (AA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Evan GrillsP24.005Houston AstrosCorpus Christi (AA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Fernando PerezSS 22.278San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)DL-7 Injured
Bladimir Matosp22.149Atlanta BravesDanville (Rk)Assigned to Danville (Rk)
Connor BachP23.359Miami MarlinsBatavia (A-)Assigned to Batavia (A-)
Kevin JohnsonP25.074Oakland AthleticsVermont (A-)Assigned to Vermont (A-)
Miguel Guzmanc21.100Oakland AthleticsVermont (A-)Assigned to Vermont (A-)
Andres Ayonof21.087Los Angeles DodgersGreat Lakes (A)Assigned to Great Lakes (A)
Max Duttoss22.228Chicago White SoxKannapolis (A)Signed out of draft (Menlo)
Chris SchaefferC28.212Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)DL-7 Injured
Brennan SmithP26.318Released by Tigers