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Top2017 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
IntSeattle Mariners9Atlanta Braves6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch923,8903:07Erasmo RamirezR.A. DickeyDavid Phelps (4-5)Jim Johnson (6-3)Edwin Diaz (29)Scott ServaisBrian SnitkerSunTrust Park
NLChicago Cubs9Cincinnati Reds3Boxscore - PBP - Pitch915,3552:55Mike MontgomeryAsher WojciechowskiMike Montgomery (4-6)Asher Wojciechowski (3-3)-Joe MaddonBryan PriceGreat American Ba
NLArizona Diamondbacks2New York Mets4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch931,2773:15Zack GodleyChris FlexenChris Flexen (3-2)Zack Godley (5-7)A.J. Ramos (23)Tony LovulloTerry CollinsCiti field
NLMiami Marlins0Philadelphia Phillies8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch919,1612:50Justin NicolinoMark LeiterMark Leiter (2-3)Justin Nicolino (2-2)-Don MattinglyPete MackaninCitizens Bank Par
NLLos Angeles Dodgers0Pittsburgh Pirates1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1019,8592:34Rich HillTrevor WilliamsJuan Nicasio (2-5)Rich Hill (9-5)-Dave RobertsClint HurdlePNC Park
NLMilwaukee Brewers2San Francisco Giants4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch940,0153:08Matt GarzaMatt MooreHunter Strickland (3-3)Jacob Barnes (3-4)Sam Dyson (12)Craig CounsellBruce BochyAT&T Park
NLSan Diego Padres2St. Louis Cardinals6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch938,7622:53Jhoulys ChacinLuke WeaverLuke Weaver (2-1)Jhoulys Chacin (11-9)-Andy GreenMike MathenyBusch Stadium III
ALTexas Rangers7Los Angeles Angels5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1035,4973:41Andrew CashnerAndrew HeaneyAlex Claudio (3-1)Eduardo Paredes (0-1)Tony Barnette (1)Jeff BanisterMike SciosciaAngel Stadium of
ALOakland Athletics7Baltimore Orioles8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch1220,0724:20Daniel GossettDylan BundyMiguel Castro (3-1)Simon Castro (1-2)-Bob MelvinBuck ShowalterOriole Park at Ca
ALMinnesota Twins3Chicago White Sox4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch915,6052:43Ervin SantanaJames ShieldsDanny Farquhar (3-2)Trevor Hildenberger (2-2)-Paul MolitorRich RenteriaGuaranteed Rate F
ALMinnesota Twins3Chicago White Sox4Boxscore - PBP - Pitch915,6052:43Ervin SantanaJames ShieldsDanny Farquhar (3-2)Trevor Hildenberger (2-2)-Paul MolitorRich RenteriaU.S. Cellular Fie
ALBoston Red Sox6Cleveland Indians1Boxscore - PBP - Pitch925,3463:11Drew PomeranzCorey KluberDrew Pomeranz (13-4)Corey Kluber (12-4)-John FarrellTerry FranconaProgressive Field
ALNew York Yankees10Detroit Tigers2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch929,6952:55Luis SeverinoJordan ZimmermannLuis Severino (11-5)Jordan Zimmermann (7-11)-Joe GirardiBrad AusmusComerica Park
IntWashington Nationals1Houston Astros6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch923,4342:48Edwin JacksonMichael FiersMichael Fiers (8-8)Edwin Jackson (4-3)-Dusty BakerA.J. HinchMinute Maid Park
IntColorado Rockies4Kansas City Royals6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch925,7523:36Antonio SenzatelaIan KennedyBrandon Maurer (3-5)Greg Holland (2-5)-Buddy BlackNed YostKauffman Stadium
ALToronto Blue Jays7Tampa Bay Rays6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch98,2643:13Marcus StromanAustin PruittRyan Tepera (7-1)Tommy Hunter (2-5)Roberto Osuna (33)John GibbonsKevin CashTropicana Field
16 Games on this date

Standings as of 2017-08-23.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Boston Red Sox1267353.579--61250510740-2233-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellDave DombrowskiFenway Park362016.556
248New York Yankees1246757.5405.065052013035-2232-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II382414.632
31018Baltimore Orioles1276265.48811.5608652-4438-2624-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards351322.371
41119Tampa Bay Rays1286266.48412.0550566-1633-3329-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field341816.529
51221Toronto Blue Jays1266066.47613.0541622-8134-2926-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsRoss AtkinsRogers Centre361620.444
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Cleveland Indians1256956.552--60148311832-2937-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaMike ChernoffProgressive Field37334.892
2510Minnesota Twins1266561.5164.5601634-3331-3534-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorRob AntonyTarget Field362016.556
3612Kansas City Royals1256461.5125.0558583-2535-2929-32W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium371621.432
41426Detroit Tigers1255471.43215.0596666-7030-3224-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad AusmusAlberto AvilaComerica Park371027.270
51529Chicago White Sox1254976.39220.0540646-10627-3322-43W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Rick RenteriaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field371819.486
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Houston Astros1267749.611--70854316537-2840-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park362412.667
2713Los Angeles Angels1276562.51212.5550547334-2831-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBilly EpplerAngel Stadium of Anaheim351520.429
3815Seattle Mariners1286563.50813.0601613-1234-3231-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Scott ServaisJerry DipotoSafeco Field341321.382
4916Texas Rangers1266363.50014.06416113035-2928-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington361521.417
51325Oakland Athletics1275572.43322.5557666-10934-3121-41L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinDavid ForstOakland-Alameda County Coliseum352015.571
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Washington Nationals1247549.605--65252412835-2540-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerMichael RizzoNationals Park382216.579
2817Miami Marlins1256263.49613.5590604-1432-2930-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyMichael HillMarlins Park371522.405
31022Atlanta Braves1255669.44819.5574644-7028-3428-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerJohn CoppolellaSunTrust Park371621.432
41224New York Mets1245569.44420.0576634-5828-3727-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field381523.395
51530Philadelphia Phillies1254679.36829.5507617-11025-3321-46W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pete MackaninMatt KlentakCitizens Bank Park372017.541
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Chicago Cubs1256857.544--6195556434-2834-29W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field372413.649
2611Milwaukee Brewers1286662.5163.55895721735-3031-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDavid StearnsMiller Park342014.588
3714St. Louis Cardinals1266462.5084.55975534436-2828-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyMike GirschBusch Stadium III361917.528
4920Pittsburgh Pirates1276166.4808.0542586-4435-3026-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park351421.400
51327Cincinnati Reds1275374.41716.0607717-11029-3324-41L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bryan PriceDick WilliamsGreat American Ballpark351520.429
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers1258936.712--63541721851-1438-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave RobertsFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium371522.405
247Arizona Diamondbacks1276958.54321.06145268839-2330-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Torey LovulloMike HazenChase Field352411.686
359Colorado Rockies1266858.54021.56546074738-2530-33L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJeff BridichCoors Field361917.528
41123San Diego Padres1265670.44433.5485634-14933-3023-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy GreenA.J. PrellerPetco Park361521.417
51428San Francisco Giants1295277.40339.0520628-10831-3521-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park331221.364


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Randy Acevedop20.162Kansas City RoyalsArizona Royals (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Royals (Rk)
Jeff AmesP26.204Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)Assigned to Durham (AAA)
Matt AndrieseSP27.360Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Cal Beckerp24.075Arizona DiamondbacksKane County (A)Assigned to Kane County (A)
J.R. BradleyP25.075Arizona DiamondbacksJackson (AA)Assigned to Jackson (AA)
Geoff BroussardP 26.336Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Assigned to Louisville (AAA)
Henry CentenoP22.364Minnesota TwinsFort Myers (A+)Activated from disabled list
Clay Chandlerp23.118Seattle MarinersEverett (A-)Assigned to Everett (A-)
Gavin Collinsc22.037Cleveland IndiansLynchburg (A+)Activated from disabled list
Malik CollymoreSS22.116Cincinnati RedsDaytona (A+)Assigned to Daytona (A+)
Troy Conyersp23.134Atlanta BravesDanville (Rk)Assigned to Danville (Rk)
Craig Dedelowof22.281Chicago White SoxGreat Falls (Rk)Assigned to Great Falls (Rk)
Cody DicksonP25.118Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Assigned to Indianapolis (AAA)
Phil ErvinOF25.037Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Assigned to Louisville (AAA)
Yoel EspinalP24.289Tampa Bay RaysMontgomery (AA)Assigned to Montgomery (AA)
Bobby Eveldp25.263Toronto Blue JaysGulf Coast Blue Jays (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Blue Jays (Rk)
Max Gamboap21.275Los Angeles DodgersArizona Dodgers (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Daniel Garmendiap22.320Kansas City RoyalsBurlington (Rk)Assigned to Burlington (Rk)
Jeff GelalichOF26.160Chicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)Assigned to Charlotte (AAA)
Tony Gonsolinp23.101Los Angeles DodgersRancho Cucamonga (A+)Assigned to Rancho Cucamonga (A+)
John Gormanp25.186Oakland AthleticsStockton (A+)Assigned to Stockton (A+)
Ashton GoudeauP 25.031Kansas City RoyalsArizona Royals (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Austin Grebeckof23.015Seattle MarinersEverett (A-)Assigned to Everett (A-)
Anjul Hernandezp21.234Seattle MarinersArizona Mariners (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Mariners (Rk)
Ronald HerreraP22.112New York YankeesGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Ryan HorstmanP25.034Seattle MarinersArkansas (AA)Activated from disabled list
Austin Hutchisonp22.136Seattle MarinersArkansas (AA)Assigned to Arkansas (AA)
Dany Jimenezp23.243Toronto Blue JaysVancouver (A-)Assigned to Vancouver (A-)
James JonesRF28.333Texas RangersArizona Rangers (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Rangers (Rk)
Felix JorgeP23.233Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Assigned to Rochester (AAA)
Denis Karas3b21.270Miami MarlinsBatavia (A-)Assigned to Batavia (A-)
Kyle KendrickSP32.362Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Stephen Kerr2b22.244Los Angeles AngelsBurlington (A)Assigned to Burlington (A)
Trace LoehrSS22.092Oakland AthleticsBeloit (A)Activated from disabled list
Nolan Martinezp19.054New York YankeesPulaski (Rk)Assigned to Pulaski (Rk)
Domenic Mazzap23.025San Francisco GiantsAugusta (A)Assigned to Augusta (A)
Kyle McgowinP25.270Washington NationalsHarrisburg (AA)Assigned to Harrisburg (AA)
Anthony Mciverp25.137Minnesota TwinsChattanooga (AA)Assigned to Chattanooga (AA)
Reydel MedinaOF24.190Cincinnati RedsPensacola (AA)Assigned to Pensacola (AA)
Anthony Miller1b22.323Cleveland IndiansLynchburg (A+)Activated from disabled list
Yeudy Minayap21.104Oakland AthleticsArizona Athletics (Rk)Reinstated to active roster
Bryan MitchellRP26.126New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Alex MonsalveC25.123Toronto Blue JaysNew Hampshire (AA)Assigned to New Hampshire (AA)
Patrick MurphyP22.074Toronto Blue JaysDunedin (A+)Assigned to Dunedin (A+)
Dorssys PaulinoSS22.275Cleveland IndiansAkron (AA)Activated from disabled list
Manny Pazosc22.212Seattle MarinersArizona Mariners (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Mariners (Rk)
R.J. Peacep20.060Miami MarlinsGreensboro (A)Assigned to Greensboro (A)
Cameron PerkinsOF26.330Philadelphia PhilliesLehigh Valley (AAA)Assigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Chris PikeP24.316Tampa Bay RaysBowling Green (A)Assigned to Bowling Green (A)
Juan Pineda2b19.204Houston AstrosGreeneville (Rk)Assigned to Greeneville (Rk)
Anderson Polancop24.351Cleveland IndiansLynchburg (A+)Assigned to Lynchburg (A+)
Cody Poncep23.120Milwaukee BrewersBiloxi (AA)Assigned to Biloxi (AA)
Ryan Rigap24.305Chicago White SoxWinston-Salem (A+)Assigned to Winston-Salem (A+)
Dalton RodriguezP21.003Toronto Blue JaysLansing (A)Assigned to Lansing (A)
Henrry RosarioOF24.140Pittsburgh PiratesWest Virginia (A)Assigned to West Virginia (A)
Blake Rutherfordof20.113Chicago White SoxKannapolis (A)Activated from disabled list
Edgar Santanap25.312Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Assigned to Indianapolis (AAA)
Jordan Schafercf-RF30.353St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)Assigned to Memphis (AAA)
Jesse Scholtensp23.139San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)Assigned to Lake Elsinore (A+)
Carlos Sepulveda2b20.361Chicago CubsArizona Cubs (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Cubs (Rk)
Aaron SlegersP24.353Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Assigned to Rochester (AAA)
Jordan Smith3B27.049Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)Activated from disabled list
William SotoP21.192Los Angeles DodgersArizona Dodgers (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Dodgers (Rk)
Cody Stashakp23.080Minnesota TwinsFort Myers (A+)Assigned to Fort Myers (A+)
Keaton SteeleP 25.298Minnesota TwinsChattanooga (AA)Activated from disabled list
Michael Suarezp22.155Seattle MarinersArizona Mariners (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Mariners (Rk)
Tommy ThorpeP24.337Chicago CubsTennessee (AA)Assigned to Tennessee (AA)
Alberto TiradoP22.256Philadelphia PhilliesGulf Coast Phillies (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Josh TurleyP26.362Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Assigned to Toledo (AAA)
Nik TurleyP27.346Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Assigned to Rochester (AAA)
Mitchell WaldingSS24.347Philadelphia PhilliesGulf Coast Phillies (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Jordan Watsonp23.343Arizona DiamondbacksHillsboro (A-)Assigned to Hillsboro (A-)
Lachlan Wellsp20.177Minnesota TwinsCedar Rapids (A)Assigned to Cedar Rapids (A)
Garrett Whitlockp21.073New York YankeesPulaski (Rk)Assigned to Pulaski (Rk)
Wes WilsonC28.005New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Eric YardleyP27.005San Diego PadresSan Antonio (AA)Assigned to San Antonio (AA)
Tyler Zuberp22.068Kansas City RoyalsLexington (A)Assigned to Lexington (A)
Rajai DavisCF36.308Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Traded from Athletics to Red Sox for Rafael Rincones
Steve SelskyCF28.034Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Designated for Assignment
Kyle FarmerIF27.006Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Recalled from Oklahoma City (AAA)
Alejandro ChacinP24.060Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Luke Farrellp26.077Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Recalled from Louisville (AAA)
Blake WoodRP32.015Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Drew AndersonRP23.154Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Recalled from Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Ryan SherriffP27.090St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Trevor RosenthalRP27.086St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Angel SanchezP27.268Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Jason Kipnis2B30.142Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)DL-10 Recurring strained right hamstring
Erik Gonzalez2B25.358Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Recalled from Columbus (AAA)
Jackie BradleyCF27.126Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)DL-10 Sprained left thumb
Deven Marrero2B26.363Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA)
Vidal NunoRP30.028Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Outrighted to minors
David PhelpsRP30.318Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)Activated from DL
Leonys MartinCF29.170Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)Designated for Assignment
A.J. Minterp23.355Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Andrew KittredgeP27.159Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Recalled from Durham (AAA)
Miguel CastroP22.242Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Reinstated from Bereavement list
John CurtissP24.140Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Trevor Plouffe3B31.069Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Tim MelvilleP27.318Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Daniel GossettP24.283Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Recalled from Nashville (AAA)
Paolo EspinoP30.225Milwaukee BrewersColorado Springs (AAA)Designated for Assignment
Steven MatzSP26.086New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)DL-10 Ulnar nerve irritation, left elbow
Mark LoweRP34.077Released by White Sox
Alberth MartinezCF26.212Released by Padres
Bubba StarlingOF25.020Kansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)DL-7 Strained oblique
Drew GagnonP27.058Los Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Kohl StewartP22.320Minnesota TwinsFort Myers (A+)DL-7 Injured
Spencer Johnsonof23.295Released by Astros
John StrakaP27.216Toronto Blue JaysDunedin (A+)DL-7 Injured
Ryan Hisseyc23.137Toronto Blue JaysDunedin (A+)DL-7 Injured
Sam CoonrodP24.335San Francisco GiantsRichmond (AA)DL-7 Injured
Brandon Lawsonp22.253Tampa Bay RaysCharlotte (A+)Placed on temporary inactive list
Norge Ruizp23.161Oakland AthleticsStockton (A+)DL-7 Injured
Ty Barkellp24.164Los Angeles AngelsBurlington (A)DL-7 Injured
Christian Cavanessof23.160Minnesota TwinsCedar Rapids (A)DL-7 Injured
Dustin Huntp23.021Released by Astros
Jack Meggsof22.127Oakland AthleticsVermont (A-)DL-60 Injured
Tyler Lancasterc23.022St. Louis CardinalsState College (A-)Suspended 76 games for violating minor league drug policy
Filyer Sanchezp20.196Atlanta BravesGulf Coast Braves (Rk)Assigned to GCL Braves (Rk)
Igor Baezc22.078Miami MarlinsGulf Coast Marlins (Rk)Assigned to GCL Marlins (Rk)