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Top2017 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
IntCleveland Indians2Arizona Diamondbacks11Boxscore - PBP - Pitch928,4373:15Trevor BauerZack GreinkeZack Greinke (1-0)Trevor Bauer (0-1)-Terry FranconaTony LovulloChase Field
NLLos Angeles Dodgers2Colorado Rockies4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch948,0122:59Clayton KershawJon GrayMichael Dunn (2-0)Clayton Kershaw (1-1)Greg Holland (4)Dave RobertsBuddy BlackCoors Field
NLChicago Cubs11Milwaukee Brewers6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch943,0803:28Kyle HendricksTom MiloneKyle Hendricks (1-0)Jhan Marinez (0-2)-Joe MaddonCraig CounsellMiller Park
NLMiami Marlins8New York Mets1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch933,9363:25Adam ConleyRobert GsellmanAdam Conley (1-0)Robert Gsellman (0-1)-Don MattinglyTerry CollinsCiti field
NLWashington Nationals3Philadelphia Phillies17Boxscore - PBP - Pitch937,2413:15Jeremy GuthrieAaron NolaAaron Nola (1-0)Jeremy Guthrie (0-1)-Dusty BakerPete MackaninCitizens Bank Par
NLAtlanta Braves4Pittsburgh Pirates6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch931,7563:00R.A. DickeyChad KuhlChad Kuhl (1-0)R.A. Dickey (0-1)Tony Watson (2)Brian SnitkerClint HurdlePNC Park
NLSan Francisco Giants1San Diego Padres2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch942,3972:24Madison BumgarnerJhoulys ChacinJhoulys Chacin (1-1)Madison Bumgarner (0-1)Ryan Buchter (1)Bruce BochyAndy GreenPetco Park
NLCincinnati Reds4St. Louis Cardinals10Boxscore - PBP - Pitch946,5582:47Bronson ArroyoMichael WachaMichael Wacha (1-0)Bronson Arroyo (0-1)-Bryan PriceMike MathenyBusch Stadium III
ALSeattle Mariners4Los Angeles Angels5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch942,6683:05Felix HernandezRicky NolascoJ.C. Ramirez (2-0)Evan Scribner (0-1)Cam Bedrosian (2)Scott ServaisMike SciosciaAngel Stadium of
ALNew York Yankees4Baltimore Orioles5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch938,9163:35Masahiro TanakaKevin GausmanMychal Givens (1-0)Dellin Betances (0-1)Zach Britton (3)Joe GirardiBuck ShowalterOriole Park at Ca
ALMinnesota Twins2Chicago White Sox6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch923,0242:56Adalberto MejiaMiguel GonzalezMiguel Gonzalez (1-0)Adalberto Mejia (0-1)-Paul MolitorRich RenteriaGuaranteed Rate F
ALMinnesota Twins2Chicago White Sox6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch923,0242:56Adalberto MejiaMiguel GonzalezMiguel Gonzalez (1-0)Adalberto Mejia (0-1)-Paul MolitorRich RenteriaU.S. Cellular Fie
ALBoston Red Sox1Detroit Tigers4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch932,6223:05Eduardo RodriguezJordan ZimmermannJordan Zimmermann (1-0)Eduardo Rodriguez (0-1)Justin Wilson (1)John FarrellBrad AusmusComerica Park
ALKansas City Royals7Houston Astros3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch935,3732:42Danny DuffyDallas KeuchelDanny Duffy (1-0)Luke Gregerson (0-1)-Ned YostA.J. HinchMinute Maid Park
ALToronto Blue Jays2Tampa Bay Rays3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1121,8383:55Aaron SanchezChris ArcherErasmo Ramirez (1-0)Casey Lawrence (0-1)-John GibbonsKevin CashTropicana Field
ALOakland Athletics6Texas Rangers1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch944,4102:59Kendall GravemanYu DarvishKendall Graveman (2-0)Yu Darvish (0-1)-Bob MelvinJeff BanisterGlobe Life Park i
ALOakland Athletics6Texas Rangers1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch944,4102:59Kendall GravemanYu DarvishKendall Graveman (2-0)Yu Darvish (0-1)-Bob MelvinJeff BanisterRangers Ballpark
17 Games on this date

Standings as of 2017-04-08.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles4401.000--171254-00-0W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards1587187.449
247Tampa Bay Rays642.6671.0262424-20-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field1567680.487
3916Boston Red Sox422.5002.0141312-00-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellDave DombrowskiFenway Park1589167.576
51428Toronto Blue Jays514.2003.51821-30-01-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsRoss AtkinsRogers Centre1577582.478
41225New York Yankees514.2003.51822-40-01-4L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II1579067.573
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Minnesota Twins541.800--2612143-01-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorRob AntonyTarget Field1578176.516
235Detroit Tigers431.7500.51820-22-01-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad AusmusAlberto AvilaComerica Park1586197.386
3610Cleveland Indians532.6001.02632-60-03-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaMike ChernoffProgressive Field1579958.631
4817Chicago White Sox422.5001.5211382-20-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Rick RenteriaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field1586593.411
51123Kansas City Royals523.4002.01725-80-02-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1577879.497
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
156Los Angeles Angels642.667--252052-02-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBilly EpplerAngel Stadium of Anaheim1567680.487
31015Oakland Athletics633.5001.0262602-21-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinDavid ForstOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1567284.462
2719Houston Astros633.5001.01620-43-30-0L3T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park1569858.628
41327Texas Rangers514.2002.52532-71-40-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1577780.490
51530Seattle Mariners615.1673.01322-90-01-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Scott ServaisJerry DipotoSafeco Field1567779.494
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
238Washington Nationals532.600--2333-102-11-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerMichael RizzoNationals Park1579463.599
149Miami Marlins532.600--251690-03-2W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyMichael HillMarlins Park1577483.471
31221New York Mets523.4001.01620-42-30-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field1576889.433
41122Philadelphia Phillies523.4001.0312291-11-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pete MackaninMatt KlentakCitizens Bank Park1576493.408
51426Atlanta Braves514.2002.01324-110-01-4L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerJohn CoppolellaSunTrust Park1577186.452
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1612Chicago Cubs532.600--231760-03-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field1578968.567
2511Cincinnati Reds532.600--181802-11-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bryan PriceDick WilliamsGreat American Ballpark1576592.414
3914Pittsburgh Pirates422.5000.51416-22-00-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1587385.462
41020St. Louis Cardinals523.4001.0191722-30-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1578176.516
51324Milwaukee Brewers624.3331.52528-32-40-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDavid StearnsMiller Park1568472.538
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
223Colorado Rockies651.833--222022-03-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJeff BridichCoors Field1568274.526
112Arizona Diamondbacks651.833--4527185-10-0W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Torey LovulloMike HazenChase Field1568868.564
4813San Diego Padres633.5002.01934-152-01-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy GreenA.J. PrellerPetco Park1566888.436
3718Los Angeles Dodgers633.5002.03016143-10-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave RobertsFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium15610155.647
51529San Francisco Giants615.1674.02936-70-01-5L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park1566393.404


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
A.J. AchterRP28.224Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Chance Adamsp22.241New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Andrew AlbersRP31.184Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Assigned to Gwinnett (AAA)
Victor AlcantaraP24.005Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Jeff AmesP26.067Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)Assigned to Durham (AAA)
Barrett AstinRP25.169Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Assigned to Louisville (AAA)
Brett Barbierc23.123Philadelphia PhilliesLakewood (A)Assigned to Lakewood (A)
Dan BarnesRP27.169Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Ryan BeckmanP27.096Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)Assigned to New Orleans (AAA)
Jeff BeliveauP30.081Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Wil BrowningP28.212Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Derek CampbellIF25.285Philadelphia PhilliesClearwater (A+)Activated from disabled list
Leonel CamposRP29.266Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Jared Carkuffp23.226Toronto Blue JaysDunedin (A+)Assigned to Dunedin (A+)
Wilkin CastilloC32.311New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Darrell CecilianiRF26.290Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Chris Coghlan1B31.294Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Rashad CrawfordOF 23.175New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Matt CrouseP26.281Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Sean DonatelloP26.227Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Jake ElmoreLF29.298Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Thairo Estrada21.046New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Jeff FerrellRP26.136Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Chris FlexenP 22.281New York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)Assigned to St. Lucie (A+)
Domingo GermanP24.247New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Michael Gibbonsp23.349New York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)Activated from disabled list
Chad GirodoRP26.061Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Jeffrey GlennC25.199New York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)Assigned to Las Vegas (AAA)
Miguel GonzalezC26.126Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Tom GorzelannyRP34.270New York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)Assigned to Las Vegas (AAA)
Grayson GreinerC24.179Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Jarrett GrubeP35.154Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
T.J. HouseP27.191Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Myles JayeP25.102Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Dusten KnightP26.213San Francisco GiantsSan Jose (A+)Assigned to San Jose (A+)
Michael KnightonP22.343Chicago CubsSouth Bend (A)Assigned to South Bend (A)
Jason KrizanLF-RF27.284Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
John La Prisep23.227Toronto Blue JaysDunedin (A+)Activated from disabled list
Mat LatosRP29.121Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Jason LeblebijianIF25.331Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Christian LopesSS24.189Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Luke MaileC26.061Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Claimed off waivers from Rays by Blue Jays
Jeff McVaneyOF-P27.082Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Alex MonsalveC24.351Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Mitch Nay3B 23.200Toronto Blue JaysDunedin (A+)Assigned to Dunedin (A+)
Trey NielsenP25.220St. Louis CardinalsSpringfield (AA)Activated from disabled list
Brett OberholtzerSP27.281Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Mike OhlmanC26.115Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Ian ParmleyOF-P27.110Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Gregorio Petit2B32.119Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Elias PinalesP24.152Baltimore OriolesDelmarva (A)Reinstated to active roster
Josh PrevostP25.084New York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)Activated from disabled list
Gabriel Quintana3B24.213Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Ryan RaburnLF35.356Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Signed to Minor League Contract
Yefrey RamirezP23.131New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Tim RemesC24.295Detroit TigersWest Michigan (A)Assigned to West Michigan (A)
Adderling RuizC25.341Washington NationalsHagerstown (A)Assigned to Hagerstown (A)
Justus SheffieldP20.330New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
A.J. Simcoxss22.290Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Caleb SmithP25.255New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Dwight SmithOF24.164Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Layne SomsenP27.307Los Angeles DodgersOklahoma City (AAA)Assigned to Oklahoma City (AAA)
Rowdy Tellez1B22.023Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Gleyber TorresSS20.116New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Anthony VasquezP30.201Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Jon WandlingP24.315Toronto Blue JaysDunedin (A+)Activated from disabled list
Logan Watkins2b27.222Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Campbell Wearc23.167Colorado RockiesAsheville (A)Assigned to Asheville (A)
John Williamsonp24.193Chicago CubsMyrtle Beach (A+)Assigned to Myrtle Beach (A+)
Matt WotherspoonP25.185New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Mike ZagurskiRP34.071Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Zack Zehnerof24.243New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Gary SanchezC24.127New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)DL-10 Strained right biceps
Brent SuterRP27.222Milwaukee BrewersColorado Springs (AAA)Assigned to Colorado Springs (AAA)
Casey LawrenceRP29.163Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Dominic LeoneRP25.165Toronto Blue JaysBuffalo (AAA)Assigned to Buffalo (AAA)
Melvin UptonLF-CF32.230San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Michael TaylorCF26.013Washington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)Assigned to Syracuse (AAA)
Jeremy GuthrieSP38.000Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Kyle RyanSP25.196Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Reinstated from paternity leave list
Bronson ArroyoSP40.043Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Cory RasmusRP29.154Released by Rays
Chris O'GradyP26.356Released by Angels
Jason MartinsonSS28.175Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Ryder Jones3B22.305San Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Alex KlonowskiP25.007Los Angeles AngelsMobile (AA)DL-7 Injured
Willie ArgoOF27.175Seattle MarinersModesto (A+)DL-7 Injured
Chase Hodsonp24.272New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Assignment Unknown
Jerry McClanahanc24.301Baltimore OriolesAberdeen (A-)Assigned to Aberdeen (Rk)
Tyler Warmothp24.308Los Angeles AngelsArizona Angels (Rk)Assigned to AZL Angels (Rk)
Travis SeabrookeP21.205Baltimore OriolesAberdeen (A-)Assigned to Aberdeen (Rk)
Eric Meza1b19.034Los Angeles DodgersArizona Dodgers (Rk)Assigned to AZL Dodgers (Rk)
Joey Denatop25.022Philadelphia PhilliesWilliamsport (A-)Assigned to Williamsport (A-)
Luis VillegasC24.127Kansas City RoyalsIdaho Falls (Rk)Assigned to Idaho Falls (Rk)
Steve PerakslisP26.083Chicago CubsTennessee (AA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Jeff KempIF27.016Baltimore OriolesAberdeen (A-)Assigned to Aberdeen (Rk)
Jeff McNeilIF-OF25.000New York MetsBinghamton (AA)DL-7 Injured
Yadiel Hernandezof29.182Washington NationalsHarrisburg (AA)Signed to Minor League Contract
Oneil Cruz3b18.186Los Angeles DodgersGreat Lakes (A)Assigned to Great Lakes (A)