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Games on 2016-08-31

Top2016 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
IntCincinnati Reds0Los Angeles Angels3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch934,2152:10Brandon FinneganRicky NolascoRicky Nolasco (5-12)Brandon Finnegan (8-10)-Bryan PriceMike SciosciaAngel Stadium of
ALToronto Blue Jays5Baltimore Orioles3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch916,1613:12Aaron SanchezYovani GallardoAaron Sanchez (13-2)Yovani Gallardo (4-7)-John GibbonsBuck ShowalterOriole Park at Ca
ALTampa Bay Rays6Boston Red Sox8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch936,7863:10Drew SmylySteven WrightJunichi Tazawa (3-2)Erasmo Ramirez (7-10)Craig Kimbrel (24)Kevin CashJohn FarrellFenway Park
ALMinnesota Twins4Cleveland Indians8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch911,8112:45Pat DeanCorey KluberCorey Kluber (15-8)Pat Dean (1-5)Bryan Shaw (1)Paul MolitorTerry FranconaProgressive Field
ALChicago White Sox2Detroit Tigers3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch932,4652:46Chris SaleJustin VerlanderFrancisco Rodriguez (2-3)David Robertson (3-3)-Robin VenturaBrad AusmusComerica Park
ALOakland Athletics3Houston Astros4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch920,0332:43Ross DetwilerMichael FiersMichael Feliz (8-1)Liam Hendriks (0-3)Ken Giles (7)Bob MelvinA.J. HinchMinute Maid Park
ALNew York Yankees5Kansas City Royals4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1322,6154:19Luis CessaIan KennedyBen Heller (1-0)Chris Young (3-9)Dellin Betances (7)Joe GirardiNed YostKauffman Stadium
ALSeattle Mariners1Texas Rangers14Boxscore - PBP - Pitch921,3093:01Felix HernandezMartin PerezMartin Perez (9-10)Felix Hernandez (9-5)-Scott ServaisJeff BanisterGlobe Life Park i
ALSeattle Mariners1Texas Rangers14Boxscore - PBP - Pitch921,3093:01Felix HernandezMartin PerezMartin Perez (9-10)Felix Hernandez (9-5)-Scott ServaisJeff BanisterRangers Ballpark
NLSan Diego Padres1Atlanta Braves8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch920,8993:22Paul ClemensMatt WislerMatt Wisler (6-11)Paul Clemens (2-4)-Andy GreenBrian SnitkerTurner Field
NLPittsburgh Pirates5Chicago Cubs6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch938,1373:48Ryan VogelsongJason HammelJason Hammel (14-7)Ryan Vogelsong (3-4)Aroldis Chapman (33)Clint HurdleJoe MaddonWrigley Field
NLLos Angeles Dodgers0Colorado Rockies7Boxscore - PBP - Pitch924,7902:55Ross StriplingTyler AndersonTyler Anderson (6-5)Ross Stripling (3-7)-Dave RobertsWalt WeissCoors Field
NLLos Angeles Dodgers10Colorado Rockies8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch922,6833:36Bud NorrisJeff HoffmanLuis Avilan (1-0)Adam Ottavino (0-1)Kenley Jansen (40)Dave RobertsWalt WeissCoors Field
NLSt. Louis Cardinals1Milwaukee Brewers3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch917,6452:33Luke WeaverMatt GarzaMatt Garza (5-7)Luke Weaver (1-2)Tyler Thornburg (6)Mike MathenyCraig CounsellMiller Park
NLMiami Marlins2New York Mets5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch933,4712:46Jake EschBartolo ColonAddison Reed (4-2)A.J. Ramos (1-2)Jeurys Familia (44)Don MattinglyTerry CollinsCiti field
NLWashington Nationals2Philadelphia Phillies1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch916,5032:50Gio GonzalezAdam MorganGio Gonzalez (10-9)Adam Morgan (1-9)Shawn Kelley (7)Dusty BakerPete MackaninCitizens Bank Par
NLArizona Diamondbacks2San Francisco Giants4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch941,4473:33Shelby MillerMatt MooreMatt Moore (9-10)Shelby Miller (2-10)Santiago Casilla (29)Chip HaleBruce BochyAT&T Park
17 Games on this date

Standings as of 2016-08-31.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Toronto Blue Jays1337657.571--65354710640-2836-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsRoss AtkinsRogers Centre291316.448
246Boston Red Sox1337459.5562.072460312141-3033-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellDave DombrowskiFenway Park291910.655
3510Baltimore Orioles1337261.5414.0624617743-2429-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards291712.586
4813New York Yankees1326963.5236.5567577-1037-2832-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II301515.500
51425Tampa Bay Rays1325676.42419.5555577-2232-3724-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field301218.400
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Cleveland Indians1327656.576--6465529442-2334-33W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaMike ChernoffProgressive Field291811.621
269Detroit Tigers1337261.5414.56175932439-2833-33W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad AusmusAlberto AvilaComerica Park281414.500
3914Kansas City Royals1336964.5197.5536553-1741-2328-41L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium291217.414
41120Chicago White Sox1326369.47713.0535572-3735-2928-40L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field301515.500
51530Minnesota Twins1334984.36827.5603732-12925-4024-44L13T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorRob AntonyTarget Field291019.345
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Texas Rangers1348054.597--6356132245-2135-33W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington281513.536
2711Houston Astros1337162.5348.56065555139-2932-33W3T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park291316.448
31017Seattle Mariners1336865.51111.56115921936-2832-37L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Scott ServaisJerry DipotoSafeco Field291811.621
41222Los Angeles Angels1335974.44420.5592615-2332-3327-41W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBilly EpplerAngel Stadium of Anaheim291514.517
51323Oakland Athletics1335776.42922.5524621-9730-3627-40L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinDavid ForstOakland-Alameda County Coliseum291217.414
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Washington Nationals1337855.586--64049914138-2640-29W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerMichael RizzoNationals Park291712.586
2615New York Mets1336964.5199.0523514936-3133-33W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field291811.621
3818Miami Marlins1336766.50411.0548544433-3234-34L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyMichael HillMarlins Park281216.429
41021Philadelphia Phillies1336073.45118.0492636-14430-3630-37L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pete MackaninMatt KlentakCitizens Bank Park291118.379
51529Atlanta Braves1335083.37628.0500653-15321-4429-39W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerJohn CoppolellaTurner Field281810.643
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Chicago Cubs1328547.644--67245022248-1937-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field291811.621
2512St. Louis Cardinals1327062.53015.06505717930-3740-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III301614.533
3716Pittsburgh Pirates1316764.51117.5593585834-3033-34L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park301119.367
41124Milwaukee Brewers1335776.42928.5542626-8437-3520-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDavid StearnsMiller Park291613.552
51428Cincinnati Reds1325577.41730.0587710-12332-3323-44L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bryan PriceDick WilliamsGreat American Ballpark301317.433
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Los Angeles Dodgers1337459.556--5965395742-2632-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave RobertsFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium291712.586
248San Francisco Giants1327260.5451.55935306338-3034-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park301515.500
3919Colorado Rockies1336469.48110.07096852434-3230-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt WeissJeff BridichCoors Field291118.379
41226Arizona Diamondbacks1335677.42118.0606742-13625-4331-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Chip HaleDave StewartChase Field291316.448
51327San Diego Padres1325577.41718.5565641-7630-3425-43L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy GreenA.J. PrellerPetco Park301317.433

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Telmito Agustinof19.326Washington NationalsHagerstown (A)Assigned to Hagerstown (A)
Arismendy AlcantaraSS24.307Oakland AthleticsStockton (A+)Assigned to Stockton (A+)
Matt AndersonP24.287Seattle MarinersJackson (AA)Activated from disabled list
Shawn ArmstrongRP25.354Cleveland IndiansLake County (A)Assigned to Lake County (A)
Pedro BaezRP28.173Los Angeles DodgersTulsa (AA)Assigned to Tulsa (AA)
Franklin BarretoSS20.186Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Assigned to Nashville (AAA)
Will Barringof23.129New York MetsColumbia (A)Assigned to Columbia (A)
Alex Bosticp21.290San Francisco GiantsSan Jose (A+)Assigned to San Jose (A+)
Steven BraultSP24.124Pittsburgh PiratesBristol (Rk)Assigned to Bristol (Rk)
Tyler Brittonp22.178Houston AstrosTri City (A-)Assigned to Tri City (A-)
Andrew Brodbeck2b23.221St. Louis CardinalsPalm Beach (A+)Activated from disabled list
Stephen BrunoSS25.287Chicago CubsTennessee (AA)Reinstated to active roster
Vicente CamposP24.035Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Assigned to Reno (AAA)
Jacy Caveof21.222Arizona DiamondbacksKane County (A)Assigned to Kane County (A)
Ryan ChaffeeP28.105Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)Assigned to New Orleans (AAA)
Christian Colon2B-3B27.109Kansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
Tommy Coyle2B-SS25.311Tampa Bay RaysMontgomery (AA)Activated from disabled list
Colton Davisp22.238Minnesota TwinsElizabethton (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Miguel Del CastilloC24.322San Diego PadresEl Paso (AAA)Assigned to El Paso (AAA)
Sidney Duprey Condep19.289San Francisco GiantsSalem-Keizer (A-)Assigned to Salem-Keizer (A-)
Geno Encinap22.055Toronto Blue JaysLansing (A)Assigned to Lansing (A)
Billy Fleming2B23.345New York YankeesStaten Island (A-)Assigned to Staten Island (A-)
Giovanny GallegosP25.017New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Austin GomberP22.281St. Louis CardinalsSpringfield (AA)Activated from disabled list
Alex Gunnp24.358Arizona DiamondbacksKane County (A)Assigned to Kane County (A)
Jacob Heywardof21.030San Francisco GiantsSalem-Keizer (A-)Assigned to Salem-Keizer (A-)
Nick Highbergerp22.300Oakland AthleticsStockton (A+)Assigned to Stockton (A+)
Jon Kennedyp20.346Atlanta BravesCarolina (A+)Assigned to Carolina (A+)
Brandon MaciasSS-3B27.325Milwaukee BrewersColorado Springs (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Mark Malave21.238Chicago CubsSouth Bend (A)Assigned to South Bend (A)
Evan MarshallRP26.135Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Jonathan MartinezP22.065Chicago CubsTennessee (AA)Assigned to Tennessee (AA)
Brian MoranP27.335Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Zach Morrisp23.178Philadelphia PhilliesLakewood (A)Activated from disabled list
James Nailep23.204Oakland AthleticsMidland (AA)Assigned to Midland (AA)
Rey Navarro2B-3B26.252Los Angeles AngelsOrem (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Ryan NewellP25.074Miami MarlinsGreensboro (A)Assigned to Greensboro (A)
Justin O'ConnerC24.153Tampa Bay RaysMontgomery (AA)Activated from disabled list
Edgar OlmosRP26.141Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Reinstated to active roster
Logan OndrusekRP31.199Baltimore OriolesBowie (AA)Assigned to Bowie (AA)
Brad PeacockRP28.211Houston AstrosFresno (AAA)Assigned to Fresno (AAA)
Jose PenaP25.162New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)Assigned to Charleston (sc) (A)
Tyson PerezP26.247Houston AstrosGulf Coast Astros (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Tyrone Perry1b20.312Milwaukee BrewersArizona Brewers (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Brewers (Rk)
Cal Quantrillp21.202San Diego PadresFort Wayne (A)Assigned to Fort Wayne (A)
Cody Ramerss22.280Los Angeles AngelsOrem (Rk)Assigned to Orem (Rk)
Alfredo ReyesSS22.331Pittsburgh PiratesWest Virginia (A)Activated from disabled list
Gregori RiveroC20.096Philadelphia PhilliesClearwater (A+)Assigned to Clearwater (A+)
Niuman RomeroSS31.219New York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Wilson SantosP24.316San Francisco GiantsSan Jose (A+)Assigned to San Jose (A+)
Max Schrockss21.323Oakland AthleticsMidland (AA)Assigned to Midland (AA)
Steve SelskyRF-LF27.042Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Assigned to Louisville (AAA)
Cody Stashakp22.088Minnesota TwinsFort Myers (A+)Activated from disabled list
Drew SteckenriderOF-P25.233Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Jameson TaillonSP24.287Pittsburgh PiratesBristol (Rk)Assigned to Bristol (Rk)
Duane UnderwoodP 22.042Chicago CubsMyrtle Beach (A+)Assigned to Myrtle Beach (A+)
Cesar ValdezP31.167Houston AstrosFresno (AAA)Reinstated to active roster
Emilio Vargasp20.019Arizona DiamondbacksVisalia (A+)Assigned to Visalia (A+)
Mike Wallacep22.102Pittsburgh PiratesWest Virginia (A-)Assigned to West Virginia (A-)
Austin WynnsC25.264Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Assigned to Norfolk (AAA)
Eric Younglf31.098New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Traded from Brewers to Yankees for cash considerations
Shawn ZarragaC27.222Los Angeles DodgersOklahoma City (AAA)Assigned to Oklahoma City (AAA)
Michael BournRF33.247Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Traded from Diamondbacks to Orioles for Jason Heinrich
Jason Heinrich1b20.085Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Traded from Orioles to Diamondbacks for Michael Bourn
Joey RickardRF-LF25.102Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Justin Ruggianocf34.141New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Fernando SalasCL31.093New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Traded from Angels to Mets for Erik Manoah
Erik ManoahP20.253Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Traded from Mets to Angels for Fernando Salas
Nevin AshleyC32.017Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)Traded from Mets to Rangers for future considerations
Christian BergmanRP28.119Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Recalled from Albuquerque (AAA)
Luis AvilanRP27.043Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Recalled from Oklahoma City (AAA)
Darwin Barney2B-3B30.296Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Placed on bereavement list
Ryan Goins3B-2B28.200Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Recalled from Buffalo (AAA)
Aaron SanchezSP24.061Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Recalled from Dunedin (A+)
Drew StubbsRF31.331Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Claimed off waivers from Rangers by Orioles
Ben GamelRF24.106Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)Traded from Yankees to Mariners for Juan De Paula and Jio Orozco
Juan De Paulap18.343New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Traded from Mariners with Jio Orozco to Yankees for Ben Gamel
Jio Orozcop19.016New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Traded from Mariners with Juan De Paula to Yankees for Ben Gamel
Chien-Ming WangRP36.153Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)DL-15 Right biceps tendinitis
Brooks PoundersRP25.339Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
Scott AlexanderRP27.052Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
Jake EschSP26.157Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Recalled from New Orleans (AAA)
David PhelpsSP29.326Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)DL-15 Left oblique strain
Yan GomesC29.043Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Tommy La Stella3B27.212Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Recalled from Iowa (AAA)
Ashur TolliverP28.220Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Designated for Assignment
Tyson RossSP29.131San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Perci GarnerRP27.261Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Kyle LobsteinRP27.019Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Traded from Pirates to Orioles for Zach Phillips
Kyle LobsteinRP27.019Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Zach PhillipsP29.344Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Traded from Orioles to Pirates for Kyle Lobstein
Hector SanchezC26.287San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Christian BethancourtC-RF24.364San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)DL-15 Left intercostal strain
Mark Reynolds1B33.028Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Activated from DL
Daniel DescalsoSS-2B29.316Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Placed on paternity leave
Coco CrispLF36.304Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Traded from Athletics to Indians for Colt Hynes
Colt HynesRP31.064Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Traded from Indians to Athletics for Coco Crisp
Joey Wendle2B26.127Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Recalled from Nashville (AAA)
Shelby MillerSP25.325Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Recalled from Reno (AAA)
Jarrett GrubeP34.299Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Outrighted to minors
Alexi Casilla2b32.042Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Chris ReedP26.103Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)Placed on restricted list
Clint FrazierOF21.359New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)DL-7 Injured
David PetersonP26.239Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)DL-7 Injured
Dovydas NeverauskasP23.229Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Suspended for remaining of season due too off-field incident
Gift NgoepeSS-2B26.225Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Suspended for remaining of season due too off-field incident
Kevin MedranoIF26.102Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Mike HauschildP26.221Houston AstrosFresno (AAA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Trevor OaksP23.158Los Angeles DodgersOklahoma City (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Victor MateoP27.035Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)DL-7 Injured
El'Hajj MuhammadP25.055Cincinnati RedsPensacola (AA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Joseph OdomC24.235Atlanta BravesMississippi (AA)DL-7 Injured
Kohl StewartP21.328Minnesota TwinsChattanooga (AA)DL-7 Injured
Ryan WalkerIF24.158Minnesota TwinsChattanooga (AA)DL-7 Injured
Elio Castillo1B22.183Texas RangersHigh Desert (A+)Placed on temporary inactive list
L.J. Brewsterp22.121Miami MarlinsGreensboro (A)DL-7 Injured