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Games on 2016-08-08

Top2016 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALHouston Astros1Minnesota Twins3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch920,9782:18Collin McHughTyler DuffeyTyler Duffey (7-8)Collin McHugh (7-9)Brandon Kintzler (10)A.J. HinchPaul MolitorTarget Field
ALBaltimore Orioles2Oakland Athletics3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch910,4072:29Kevin GausmanKendall GravemanKendall Graveman (8-7)Kevin Gausman (4-9)Ryan Madson (23)Buck ShowalterBob MelvinOakland-Alameda C
ALDetroit Tigers0Seattle Mariners3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch920,0022:30Michael FulmerHisashi IwakumaHisashi Iwakuma (13-7)Michael Fulmer (9-3)Edwin Diaz (5)Brad AusmusScott ServaisSafeco Field
ALTampa Bay Rays5Toronto Blue Jays7Boxscore - PBP - Pitch943,8123:13Jake OdorizziR.A. DickeyJoaquin Benoit (2-1)Xavier Cedeno (3-4)Roberto Osuna (25)Kevin CashJohn GibbonsRogers Centre
IntTexas Rangers4Colorado Rockies3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch931,7683:04Cole HamelsTyler AndersonKeone Kela (3-1)Carlos Estevez (2-7)Jake Diekman (3)Jeff BanisterWalt WeissCoors Field
NLPhiladelphia Phillies4Los Angeles Dodgers9Boxscore - PBP - Pitch948,3702:50Zach EflinJulio UriasJulio Urias (2-2)Zach Eflin (3-5)-Pete MackaninDave RobertsDodger Stadium
NLSan Francisco Giants8Miami Marlins7Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1422,8065:34Johnny CuetoJose FernandezGeorge Kontos (3-2)Dustin McGowan (1-3)-Ron WotusDon MattinglyMarlins Park
NLAtlanta Braves4Milwaukee Brewers3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1220,9763:31Rob WhalenZach DaviesBrandon Cunniff (1-0)Carlos Torres (2-2)Jim Johnson (9)Brian SnitkerCraig CounsellMiller Park
NLCincinnati Reds4St. Louis Cardinals5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch940,6163:10Cody ReedMichael WachaSeth Maness (2-2)Tony Cingrani (2-4)-Bryan PriceMike MathenyBusch Stadium III
9 Games on this date

Standings as of 2016-08-08.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Baltimore Orioles1116348.568--5244873739-1724-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards512625.510
247Toronto Blue Jays1136449.566--5424618133-2431-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsRoss AtkinsRogers Centre492524.510
359Boston Red Sox1106050.5452.55985128634-2526-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellDave DombrowskiFenway Park523319.635
4917New York Yankees1115655.5057.0454487-3332-2424-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II512823.549
51528Tampa Bay Rays1114566.40518.0445489-4425-3420-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field512328.451
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Cleveland Indians1096247.569--5444638131-2031-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaMike ChernoffProgressive Field523220.615
2610Detroit Tigers1126151.5452.55305111933-2128-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad AusmusAlberto AvilaComerica Park492524.510
31120Chicago White Sox1115358.47710.0442486-4429-2624-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field512526.490
41019Kansas City Royals1115358.47710.0426487-6134-2019-38W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium512823.549
51426Minnesota Twins1124666.41117.5516578-6224-3222-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorRob AntonyTarget Field501337.260
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Texas Rangers1136647.584--525520534-1732-30W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington492920.592
2713Seattle Mariners1115853.5237.05174764131-2527-28W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Scott ServaisJerry DipotoSafeco Field512823.549
3815Houston Astros1125755.5098.54844513334-2623-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park502723.540
41223Los Angeles Angels1114962.44116.0515519-426-2923-33L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBilly EpplerAngel Stadium of Anaheim512526.490
51324Oakland Athletics1124963.43816.5452545-9325-3224-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinDavid ForstOakland-Alameda County Coliseum502030.400
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Washington Nationals1116645.595--52238713533-2133-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerMichael RizzoNationals Park512922.569
2511Miami Marlins1125953.5277.54854721329-2530-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyMichael HillMarlins Park492029.408
3714New York Mets1115754.5149.04134001329-2628-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field513021.588
41021Philadelphia Phillies1145262.45615.5422526-10425-2927-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pete MackaninMatt KlentakCitizens Bank Park481929.396
51530Atlanta Braves1124270.37524.5399521-12218-3924-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerJohn CoppolellaTurner Field492623.531
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Chicago Cubs1106941.627--55637418237-1732-24W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field513417.667
2612St. Louis Cardinals1125953.52711.05574857227-3232-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III502723.540
3816Pittsburgh Pirates1095554.50513.5493502-931-2424-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park522329.442
41122Milwaukee Brewers1104961.44520.0449517-6830-2619-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDavid StearnsMiller Park522428.462
51329Cincinnati Reds1114566.40524.5481610-12926-2919-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bryan PriceDick WilliamsGreat American Ballpark512328.451
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134San Francisco Giants1126448.571--5044535132-2132-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park502327.460
248Los Angeles Dodgers1126349.5631.04934296436-2127-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave RobertsFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium502822.560
3918Colorado Rockies1125557.4919.05825622028-2827-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt WeissJeff BridichCoors Field502030.400
41225San Diego Padres1114863.43215.5496538-4227-3021-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy GreenA.J. PrellerPetco Park512031.392
51427Arizona Diamondbacks1114566.40518.5492610-11819-3926-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Chip HaleDave StewartChase Field512427.471

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Michael Beltreof21.036Cincinnati RedsBillings (Rk)Assigned to Billings (Rk)
Anthony BemboomC26.202Los Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)Reinstated to active roster
Aaron BrownRF24.049Philadelphia PhilliesClearwater (A+)Assigned to Clearwater (A+)
Rashad BrownOF 22.234Detroit TigersLakeland (A+)Assigned to Lakeland (A+)
Cortland CoxP21.278Cleveland IndiansLake County (A)Assigned to Lake County (A)
Allen CraigDH32.021Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Assigned to Pawtucket (AAA)
Austin DavisP23.186Philadelphia PhilliesClearwater (A+)Assigned to Clearwater (A+)
Samuel DedunoSP33.037New York YankeesGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)Signed to Minor League Contract
Robbie DickeyP22.124Washington NationalsHagerstown (A)Activated from disabled list
Dan Dopicop22.233Chicago White SoxKannapolis (A)Assigned to Kannapolis (A)
Chris DulaP24.002Texas RangersHigh Desert (A+)Assigned to High Desert (A+)
Woody Edwardsof21.128San Francisco GiantsArizona Giants (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Greyfer EreguaP22.297Chicago CubsSouth Bend (A)Activated from disabled list
David GoforthRP27.301Milwaukee BrewersColorado Springs (AAA)Assigned to Colorado Springs (AAA)
Kyle HaynesP25.178New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Raul Hernandezc20.232Pittsburgh PiratesBradenton (A+)Assigned to Bradenton (A+)
Michael MaderP22.171Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)Assigned to Mississippi (AA)
J.D. MartinP33.218Washington NationalsHagerstown (A)Assigned to Hagerstown (A)
Kenny MathewsP23.002Cleveland IndiansMahoning Valley (A-)Assigned to Mahoning Valley (A-)
Adam McCreeryP23.220Atlanta BravesDanville (Rk)Assigned to Danville (Rk)
Josh MichalecP24.049Colorado RockiesGrand Junction (Rk)Assigned to Grand Junction (Rk)
Ryan NewellP25.051Miami MarlinsJacksonville (AA)Activated from disabled list
Victor PadronOF22.034Detroit TigersWest Michigan (A)Assigned to West Michigan (A)
Julio PintoP20.264Kansas City RoyalsLexington (A)Assigned to Lexington (A)
Carlos Portuondop28.273Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Assigned to Gwinnett (AAA)
Wilson SantosP24.293San Francisco GiantsAugusta (A)Assigned to Augusta (A)
Brandyn Sittingerp22.063Detroit TigersConnecticut (A-)Assigned to Connecticut (A-)
Taijuan WalkerSP23.360Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Assigned to Tacoma (AAA)
Walker WeickelP 22.267San Diego PadresArizona Padres (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Bobby Wernes3b22.035Houston AstrosQuad Cities (A)Reinstated to active roster
Stephen Zavalac23.088St. Louis CardinalsPalm Beach (A+)Assigned to Palm Beach (A+)
Josh RavinRP28.200Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Recalled from Oklahoma City (AAA)
Joe BlantonRP35.240Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Placed on bereavement list
Wily PeraltaSP27.092Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA)
Junior GuerraSP31.204Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)DL-15 Right elbow inflammation
Daniel NorrisSP23.105Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Recalled from Toledo (AAA)
Bruce RondonRP25.242Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Placed on paternity leave
Darrell CecilianiLF-RF26.047Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Recalled from Buffalo (AAA)
Kevin PillarCF27.216Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)DL-15 Sprained left thumb
Joe NathanRP41.259Granted free agency
Chris WithrowRP27.129Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)DL-15 Right elbow inflammation
Rob ScahillRP29.174Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA)
Trevor Plouffe1B-3B30.054Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Activated from DL
Williams PerezSP25.079Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Duke WelkerRP30.179Released by Giants
Melky Mesarf29.189Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)DL-7 Injured
Aaron NorthcraftP26.072San Diego PadresEl Paso (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Jacob MaySS24.198Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)DL-7 Injured
John AndersonP27.272Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)DL-7 Injured
John StilsonP26.011Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)DL-7 Injured
Mark ThomasC28.095Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Webster RivasC26.000Los Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Angelo LeclercP24.304Boston Red SoxSalem (A+)Placed on temporary inactive list
Harold RamirezOF21.336Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)DL-7 Injured
Derrick SylvesterP25.111Released by Dodgers
Ryne Birk2b21.270Houston AstrosQuad Cities (A)DL-7 Injured
Dillon ThomasLF23.241Colorado RockiesHartford (AA)DL-7 Injured
Luis Amayap17.347San Francisco GiantsArizona Giants (Rk)Assigned to AZL Giants (Rk)
James Lovettc22.073Miami MarlinsGulf Coast Marlins (Rk)Signed as undrafted free agent (North Carolina Wesleyan)