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Games on 2016-08-17

Top2016 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALSeattle Mariners4Los Angeles Angels3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch936,9503:37Cody MartinTyler SkaggsDrew Storen (3-3)Tyler Skaggs (1-2)Edwin Diaz (8)Scott ServaisMike SciosciaAngel Stadium of
ALBoston Red Sox8Baltimore Orioles1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch626,1602:12David PriceDylan BundyDavid Price (11-8)Dylan Bundy (6-4)-John FarrellBuck ShowalterOriole Park at Ca
ALChicago White Sox10Cleveland Indians7Boxscore - PBP - Pitch914,3713:30Anthony RanaudoCarlos CarrascoJacob Turner (1-1)Cody Allen (2-5)David Robertson (32)Robin VenturaTerry FranconaProgressive Field
ALKansas City Royals4Detroit Tigers1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch928,7902:47Yordano VenturaAnibal SanchezMatt Strahm (1-0)Shane Greene (2-3)Kelvin Herrera (6)Ned YostBrad AusmusComerica Park
IntSt. Louis Cardinals8Houston Astros2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch927,5082:59Carlos MartinezDoug FisterCarlos Martinez (13-7)Doug Fister (12-8)-Mike MathenyA.J. HinchMinute Maid Park
ALToronto Blue Jays7New York Yankees4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch937,7362:47J.A. HappCC SabathiaJ.A. Happ (17-3)CC Sabathia (7-10)Roberto Osuna (27)John GibbonsJoe GirardiYankee Stadium II
IntSan Diego Padres0Tampa Bay Rays2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch910,2512:32Christian FriedrichChris ArcherChris Archer (7-16)Christian Friedrich (4-9)Alex Colome (28)Andy GreenKevin CashTropicana Field
ALOakland Athletics2Texas Rangers6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch926,7432:54Sean ManaeaYu DarvishYu Darvish (4-3)Sean Manaea (4-8)-Bob MelvinJeff BanisterGlobe Life Park i
ALOakland Athletics2Texas Rangers6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch926,7432:54Sean ManaeaYu DarvishYu Darvish (4-3)Sean Manaea (4-8)-Bob MelvinJeff BanisterRangers Ballpark
NLNew York Mets5Arizona Diamondbacks13Boxscore - PBP - Pitch918,4692:53Jon NieseZack GodleyZack Godley (4-2)Jon Niese (9-7)-Terry CollinsChip HaleChase Field
IntMinnesota Twins10Atlanta Braves3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch919,3043:24Kyle GibsonMike FoltynewiczKyle Gibson (5-7)Eric O'Flaherty (1-4)-Paul MolitorBrian SnitkerTurner Field
NLMilwaukee Brewers1Chicago Cubs6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch940,3102:50Jimmy NelsonJon LesterJon Lester (13-4)Jimmy Nelson (6-13)-Craig CounsellJoe MaddonWrigley Field
NLMiami Marlins2Cincinnati Reds3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch913,9733:07Andrew CashnerHomer BaileyJosh Smith (2-1)Nick Wittgren (3-2)Tony Cingrani (15)Don MattinglyBryan PriceGreat American Ba
NLWashington Nationals10Colorado Rockies12Boxscore - PBP - Pitch925,3083:52Stephen StrasburgJon GrayBoone Logan (2-2)Stephen Strasburg (16-4)Scott Oberg (1)Dusty BakerWalt WeissCoors Field
NLLos Angeles Dodgers7Philadelphia Phillies2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch921,1373:23Scott KazmirJake ThompsonScott Kazmir (10-6)Jake Thompson (1-2)-Dave RobertsPete MackaninCitizens Bank Par
NLPittsburgh Pirates6San Francisco Giants5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch941,1393:21Ivan NovaMatt CainJuan Nicasio (9-6)Matt Cain (4-8)Tony Watson (7)Clint HurdleBruce BochyAT&T Park
16 Games on this date

Standings as of 2016-08-17.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Toronto Blue Jays1216952.570--5864909636-2633-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsRoss AtkinsRogers Centre412021.488
246Boston Red Sox1196752.5631.065654311338-2729-25W6T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellDave DombrowskiFenway Park432617.605
358Baltimore Orioles1196653.5552.05535242939-1927-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards432320.535
4916New York Yankees1206159.5087.5498536-3835-2726-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II422319.548
51325Tampa Bay Rays1195069.42018.0498518-2028-3422-35W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field431825.419
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Cleveland Indians1186850.576--60049710336-2232-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaMike ChernoffProgressive Field432617.605
2713Detroit Tigers1206357.5256.05535411233-2430-33L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad AusmusAlberto AvilaComerica Park412318.561
31017Kansas City Royals1206060.5009.0470512-4236-2124-39W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium422121.500
41120Chicago White Sox1195762.47911.5479520-4129-2628-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field432122.488
51529Minnesota Twins1204971.40820.0556636-8025-3724-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorRob AntonyTarget Field421032.238
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Texas Rangers1227250.590--570563739-2033-30W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington402317.575
2610Seattle Mariners1196455.5386.55545074733-2531-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Scott ServaisJerry DipotoSafeco Field432221.512
3815Houston Astros1206159.50810.05324973534-2827-31L4T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park422319.548
41223Oakland Athletics1215269.43019.5482586-10428-3524-34L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinDavid ForstOakland-Alameda County Coliseum411724.415
51428Los Angeles Angels1205070.41721.0541577-3627-3123-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBilly EpplerAngel Stadium of Anaheim422418.571
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Washington Nationals1197049.588--56843113736-2334-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerMichael RizzoNationals Park432518.581
2714Miami Marlins1206258.5178.55125011131-2831-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyMichael HillMarlins Park411724.415
3818New York Mets1206060.50010.5450456-631-3029-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field422715.643
41021Philadelphia Phillies1215665.46315.0461574-11328-3128-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pete MackaninMatt KlentakCitizens Bank Park411526.366
51530Atlanta Braves1204476.36726.5427572-14518-4126-35L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerJohn CoppolellaTurner Field412417.585
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Chicago Cubs1197643.639--60339720644-1932-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field422715.643
2511St. Louis Cardinals1206456.53312.55995267328-3336-23W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III422220.524
3612Pittsburgh Pirates1186256.52513.5541535633-2529-31W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park431627.372
41122Milwaukee Brewers1195267.43724.0483560-7733-2919-38L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDavid StearnsMiller Park432122.488
51224Cincinnati Reds1195069.42026.0523644-12128-3022-39W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bryan PriceDick WilliamsGreat American Ballpark431825.419
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Los Angeles Dodgers1196752.563--5384657338-2429-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave RobertsFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium432419.558
249San Francisco Giants1206654.5501.55334884533-2633-28L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park422121.500
3919Colorado Rockies1215863.47910.06406231730-3028-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt WeissJeff BridichCoors Field411724.415
51326San Diego Padres1205070.41717.5518587-6927-3023-40L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy GreenA.J. PrellerPetco Park421824.429
41427Arizona Diamondbacks1205070.41717.5546664-11821-4029-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Chip HaleDave StewartChase Field421923.452

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Carlos Acevedop21.324Washington NationalsAuburn (A-)Assigned to Auburn (A-)
Eddy AlvarezSS26.199Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Assigned to Charlotte (AAA)
Aaron Barbosa2B24.125Seattle MarinersBakersfield (A+)Activated from disabled list
Tyler BarnetteP24.081Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Assigned to Charlotte (AAA)
Auston BousfieldOF23.043San Diego PadresEl Paso (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Michael Boylep22.127Los Angeles DodgersRancho Cucamonga (A+)Reinstated to active roster
Stephen BrunoSS25.273Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Assigned to Iowa (AAA)
Pat CantwellC26.129Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)Assigned to Round Rock (AAA)
Alexander CapriataC24.014Seattle MarinersJackson (AA)Assigned to Jackson (AA)
Pedro Ciriaco1B30.324Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Signed to Minor League Contract
Maikel CletoRP27.108Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Josh ConwayOF25.127Chicago CubsEugene (A-)Assigned to Eugene (A-)
Justin De FratusRP28.301Washington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)Assigned to Syracuse (AAA)
Michael DimockP26.295San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)Assigned to San Antonio (AA)
Ethan EliasP23.112Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Diamondbacks (Rk)
Stephen FifeSP29.317Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)Assigned to Iowa (AAA)
David Fletcherss22.078Los Angeles AngelsArkansas (AA)Assigned to Arkansas (AA)
Dante Flores2b23.131Chicago White SoxWinston-Salem (A+)Assigned to Winston-Salem (A+)
Chasen Fordp21.030San Diego PadresArizona Padres (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Padres (Rk)
Carson Fulmerp22.247Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Assigned to Charlotte (AAA)
Cory GearrinRP30.125San Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)Assigned to Sacramento (AAA) for rehab
Nick GreenP21.145New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)Assigned to Charleston (sc) (A)
Jandel GustaveP23.309Houston AstrosFresno (AAA)Assigned to Fresno (AAA)
Justin HaleyP25.062Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Reinstated to active roster
Blaine HardyRP29.156Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Assigned to Toledo (AAA)
Reed HarperSS25.239Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)Activated from disabled list
James HarrisCF23.010Oakland AthleticsMidland (AA)Assigned to Midland (AA)
Monte HarrisonOF21.007Milwaukee BrewersWisconsin (A)Assigned to Wisconsin (A)
Jahmai Jonesof19.013Los Angeles AngelsBurlington (A)Assigned to Burlington (A)
Kolton Kendrick1b20.007Minnesota TwinsGulf Coast Twins (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Conor KraussP23.064Chicago White SoxBirmingham (AA)Assigned to Birmingham (AA)
Tommy La Stella3B27.198Chicago CubsTennessee (AA)Assigned to Tennessee (AA)
Erick LealP21.153Chicago CubsArizona Cubs (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Ryan LeonardsSS25.026Chicago White SoxBirmingham (AA)Assigned to Birmingham (AA)
Conor Lillis-Whitep24.026Los Angeles AngelsBurlington (A)Assigned to Burlington (A)
Taylor Lindsey2B24.259San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)Assigned to San Antonio (AA)
Marcus LittlewoodSS24.152Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Assigned to Tacoma (AAA)
Tyler MarletteC23.206Seattle MarinersJackson (AA)Assigned to Jackson (AA)
Mike McCarthyP28.273Boston Red SoxPortland (AA)Activated from disabled list
Jacob McDavidp23.178Los Angeles AngelsBurlington (A)Activated from disabled list
Kyle McgowinP24.264Los Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)Reinstated to active roster
Tyler MooreLF29.199Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Gareth MorganOF20.127Seattle MarinersArizona Mariners (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Mariners (Rk)
Franklin NavarroC21.304Detroit TigersLakeland (A+)Assigned to Lakeland (A+)
Chris Nelson3b30.348Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Tyler Nevin3b19.080Colorado RockiesAsheville (A)Activated from disabled list
Ryan NewellP25.060Miami MarlinsGulf Coast Marlins (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Marlins (Rk)
Rico NoelCF27.218Los Angeles DodgersArizona Dodgers (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Dodgers (Rk)
Johnny OmahenP27.155Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Ricky Oropesa1B26.245San Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Juan OrtizOF21.331Milwaukee BrewersWisconsin (A)Activated from disabled list
Ronald PenaP 24.333Washington NationalsHagerstown (A)Activated from disabled list
Stephen PetersonP28.285Milwaukee BrewersColorado Springs (AAA)Assigned to Colorado Springs (AAA)
Rafael Pinedap25.195Seattle MarinersArizona Mariners (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Matt Pobereykop24.237Arizona DiamondbacksHillsboro (A-)Assigned to Hillsboro (A-)
Juniel QuerecutoSS23.332Tampa Bay RaysMontgomery (AA)Assigned to Montgomery (AA)
Devin Rafteryp23.330Houston AstrosTri City (A-)Assigned to Tri City (A-)
Steven Revelesif23.221Boston Red SoxGulf Coast Red Sox (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Red Sox (Rk)
Chris RiveraSS21.160St. Louis CardinalsPalm Beach (A+)Activated from disabled list
Eduardo RiveraP23.327New York YankeesTampa (A+)Assigned to Tampa (A+)
Austin RobichauxP23.267Los Angeles AngelsBurlington (A)Reinstated to active roster
Evan RutckyjP24.199New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Activated from disabled list
Domingo SantanaRF24.012Milwaukee BrewersColorado Springs (AAA)Assigned to Colorado Springs (AAA) for rehab
Jose Savinonss20.182San Diego PadresArizona Padres (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Padres (Rk)
Kade Scivicquec23.148Atlanta BravesCarolina (A+)Assigned to Carolina (A+)
Chasen ShreveRP26.036New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Glenn SparkmanP24.098Kansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)Assigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA)
Kurt SpomerP27.038Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Cory Taylorp22.246San Francisco GiantsSan Jose (A+)Assigned to San Jose (A+)
Sam Tidabackc22.315Chicago CubsSouth Bend (A)Assigned to South Bend (A)
Duane UnderwoodP 22.028Chicago CubsSouth Bend (A)Assigned to South Bend (A)
Jason VargasSP33.196Kansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)Assigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA) for rehab
Blayne WellerP26.199Los Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)Assigned to Salt Lake (AAA)
John Wernerp24.227Texas RangersArizona Rangers (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Bobby Wernes3b22.044Houston AstrosQuad Cities (A)Reinstated to active roster
Andy Wilkins1B27.338Milwaukee BrewersColorado Springs (AAA)Assigned to Colorado Springs (AAA)
Mac WilliamsonOF26.033San Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)Assigned to Sacramento (AAA) for rehab
Tanner Witt2b25.204Minnesota TwinsChattanooga (AA)Assigned to Chattanooga (AA)
Danny SalazarSP26.218Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Activated from DL
Geovany SotoC33.209Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)DL-15 Right knee inflammation
Carlos PerezC25.294Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA)
Chris CoghlanLF31.060Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)DL-15 Right rib contusion
Spencer PattonRP28.179Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Recalled from Iowa (AAA)
Josh TomlinSP31.302Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Placed on bereavement list
Aaron NolaSP23.074Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Lucas HarrellRP31.075Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)DL-15 Strained right groin
Nick MartinezRP26.012Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Recalled from Round Rock (AAA)
Joe SmithCL32.148Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)DL-15 Strained left hamstring
Frank HerrmannRP32.079Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Chase WhitleyP27.064Tampa Bay RaysMontgomery (AA)Activated from DL and assigned to minors
A.J. PierzynskiC39.230Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)DL-15 Strained left hamstring
Tyler FlowersC30.205Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Activated from DL
Dansby SwansonSS22.187Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Mike AvilesRF35.157Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Sammy SolisRP28.007Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)DL-15 Left shoulder inflammation
Koda GloverRP23.126Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Recalled from Syracuse (AAA)
Jed Lowrie2B32.122Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Chad PinderSS-2B24.141Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Tyler Ladendorf2B28.163Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)DL-15 Sprained left wrist
Kirby YatesRP29.145New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Anthony RanaudoSP26.342Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Recalled from Charlotte (AAA)
Erik JohnsonSP26.230San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Roberto HernandezRP35.352Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Outrighted to minors
Dan RobertsonLF30.321Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Outrighted to minors
Albert AlmoraCF22.123Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Brian MatuszRP29.187Chicago CubsIowa (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Chris DenorfiaLF36.033Released by Giants
Edgar OlmosRP26.127Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Rob BrantlyC27.034Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Anthony GarciaLF24.226St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Jeff JohnsonP26.189Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Champ StuartCF23.310New York MetsBinghamton (AA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Chris Paulof23.309Minnesota TwinsFort Myers (A+)DL-7 Injured
Josh MichalecP24.058Released by Rockies
Josh PrevostP24.215New York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)DL-7 Injured
Martires AriasP25.280Released by Padres
Sean Reid-FoleyP20.353Toronto Blue JaysDunedin (A+)DL-7 Injured
T.J. OlesczukOF24.194Baltimore OriolesFrederick (A+)DL-7 Injured
Zach GreenSS 22.163Philadelphia PhilliesClearwater (A+)DL-7 Injured
Jake Drossnerp22.093Milwaukee BrewersWisconsin (A)DL-7 Injured
Kris Goodman3b23.224Released by Marlins
Bobby Stahelof23.350Released by Rockies
Gregor Morap20.355Released by Dodgers
Daniel Brownp21.148Milwaukee BrewersArizona Brewers (Rk)Signed out of draft (Mississippi State)
Spencer NavinC24.006Released by Dodgers