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Top2017 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
NLLos Angeles Dodgers1Arizona Diamondbacks8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch919,8823:02Kenta MaedaZack GreinkeZack Greinke (16-6)Kenta Maeda (12-6)-Dave RobertsTony LovulloChase Field
NLAtlanta Braves2Chicago Cubs6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch938,0312:59Sean NewcombKyle HendricksKyle Hendricks (6-4)Sean Newcomb (2-8)-Brian SnitkerJoe MaddonWrigley Field
NLNew York Mets2Cincinnati Reds7Boxscore - PBP - Pitch913,6342:42Jacob deGromRobert StephensonRobert Stephenson (3-4)Jacob deGrom (14-8)-Terry CollinsBryan PriceGreat American Ba
NLPhiladelphia Phillies3Miami Marlins2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch917,0133:09Ben LivelyOdrisamer DespaigneBen Lively (2-5)Odrisamer Despaigne (0-2)Hector Neris (17)Pete MackaninDon MattinglyMarlins Park
NLWashington Nationals3Milwaukee Brewers6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch926,3842:50Gio GonzalezZach DaviesZach Davies (16-7)Gio Gonzalez (13-6)Corey Knebel (31)Dusty BakerCraig CounsellMiller Park
NLSt. Louis Cardinals5San Francisco Giants2Boxscore - PBP - Pitch940,7833:17Michael WachaMatt CainMichael Wacha (10-7)Matt Cain (3-11)Seung Hwan Oh (20)Mike MathenyBruce BochyAT&T Park
ALToronto Blue Jays11Baltimore Orioles8Boxscore - PBP - Pitch913,8023:28Marco EstradaJeremy HellicksonMarco Estrada (7-8)Jeremy Hellickson (8-8)Roberto Osuna (35)John GibbonsBuck ShowalterOriole Park at Ca
ALTexas Rangers1Houston Astros5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch93,3853:02Nick MartinezCollin McHughChris Devenski (7-3)Nick Martinez (3-6)Ken Giles (27)Jeff BanisterA.J. HinchTropicana Field
ALChicago White Sox4Minnesota Twins5Boxscore - PBP - Pitch921,2883:17Miguel GonzalezBartolo ColonMatt Belisle (1-2)Juan Minaya (2-2)-Rich RenteriaPaul MolitorTarget Field
ALBoston Red Sox2New York Yankees6Boxscore - PBP - Pitch943,3093:44Eduardo RodriguezCC SabathiaCC Sabathia (11-5)Eduardo Rodriguez (4-5)-John FarrellJoe GirardiYankee Stadium II
10 Games on this date

Standings as of 2017-08-31.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Boston Red Sox1337657.571--6375399840-2436-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellDave DombrowskiFenway Park291712.586
249New York Yankees1327062.5305.568655513138-2632-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II30219.700
3713Baltimore Orioles1336766.5049.0644677-3341-2726-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards29821.276
4815Tampa Bay Rays1356768.49610.0585586-134-3333-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field271314.481
51221Toronto Blue Jays1346272.46314.5571670-9935-3427-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsRoss AtkinsRogers Centre281414.500
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Cleveland Indians1317556.573--64249215036-2939-27W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaMike ChernoffProgressive Field31274.871
2510Minnesota Twins1337063.5266.0646661-1534-3536-28W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorRob AntonyTarget Field291514.517
31119Kansas City Royals1326567.49210.5569625-5636-3229-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium301515.500
41324Detroit Tigers1325874.43917.5628697-6931-3227-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad AusmusAlberto AvilaComerica Park30624.200
51528Chicago White Sox1325280.39423.5567678-11130-3422-46L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Rick RenteriaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field301515.500
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Houston Astros1338053.602--73558215338-3142-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park29218.724
2612Los Angeles Angels1346965.51511.5584576838-3131-34W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBilly EpplerAngel Stadium of Anaheim281117.393
3916Texas Rangers1336667.49614.06726383435-2931-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington291217.414
41018Seattle Mariners1346668.49314.5620649-2934-3232-36L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Scott ServaisJerry DipotoSafeco Field281216.429
51426Oakland Athletics1335875.43622.0587694-10737-3121-44L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinDavid ForstOakland-Alameda County Coliseum291712.586
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Washington Nationals1338152.609--70455714740-2741-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerMichael RizzoNationals Park291613.552
2817Miami Marlins1336667.49615.0622647-2535-3031-37L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyMichael HillMarlins Park291118.379
31022Atlanta Braves1325973.44721.5602671-6929-3630-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerJohn CoppolellaSunTrust Park301317.433
41225New York Mets1325874.43922.5604679-7528-3830-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field301218.400
51530Philadelphia Phillies1335083.37631.0542664-12228-3722-46W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pete MackaninMatt KlentakCitizens Bank Park291613.552
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Chicago Cubs1337360.549--6755819438-2835-32W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field291910.655
2611Milwaukee Brewers1347064.5223.56105951537-3133-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDavid StearnsMiller Park281612.571
3714St. Louis Cardinals1336766.5046.06315815037-3130-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyMike GirschBusch Stadium III291613.552
4920Pittsburgh Pirates1346371.47010.5560629-6935-3128-40L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park281216.429
51327Cincinnati Reds1345777.42516.5643738-9533-3624-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bryan PriceDick WilliamsGreat American Ballpark281117.393
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers1329141.689--65644720952-1639-25L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave RobertsFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium301317.433
236Arizona Diamondbacks1347658.56716.065554311245-2331-35W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Torey LovulloMike HazenChase Field281711.607
358Colorado Rockies1337261.54119.56816334839-2733-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJeff BridichCoors Field291514.517
41123San Diego Padres1335974.44432.5509659-15035-3124-43W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy GreenA.J. PrellerPetco Park291217.414
51429San Francisco Giants1365383.39040.0532661-12931-3622-47L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park261115.423

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Dean AldridgeP23.033Detroit TigersConnecticut (A-)Assigned to Connecticut (A-)
Greg AllenOF24.169Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)Assigned to Columbus (AAA)
Will AllenC25.159Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Aaron AltherrRF26.229Philadelphia PhilliesReading (AA)Assigned to Reading (AA) for rehab
Jeff AmesP26.212Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)Assigned to Durham (AAA)
Tyler AndersonRP27.244Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)Assigned to Albuquerque (AAA) for rehab
Mark AppelP26.047Philadelphia PhilliesGulf Coast Phillies (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Tyler BadamoP25.023Arizona DiamondbacksJackson (AA)Assigned to Jackson (AA)
Jett BandyC27.158Milwaukee BrewersWisconsin (A)Assigned to Wisconsin (A) for rehab
Wendolyn Bautistap24.157Cincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)Assigned to Louisville (AAA)
Chris Bettsc20.174Tampa Bay RaysHudson Valley (A-)Assigned to Hudson Valley (A-)
Boomer Biegalskip23.049Oakland AthleticsStockton (A+)Activated from disabled list
Emilio BonifacioRF32.130Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Assigned to Reno (AAA)
Mike BroadwayRP30.154Tampa Bay RaysMontgomery (AA)Assigned to Montgomery (AA)
Trenton Brooksof22.059Cleveland IndiansLake County (A)Activated from disabled list
Carlos Canelonc22.260Houston AstrosCorpus Christi (AA)Assigned to Corpus Christi (AA)
Juan CiriacoSS-LF34.016San Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Kevin CorneliusSS25.003Chicago CubsTennessee (AA)Activated from disabled list
Carlos CorreaSS22.343Houston AstrosCorpus Christi (AA)Assigned to Corpus Christi (AA) for rehab
Cale CoshowP25.046New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Joe Croninif23.108Minnesota TwinsFort Myers (A+)Assigned to Fort Myers (A+)
Juan De La CruzC24.026Cleveland IndiansAkron (AA)Activated from disabled list
Eduardo de OleoC24.218Houston AstrosFresno (AAA)Assigned to Fresno (AAA)
Eduardo Del RosarioP22.104Minnesota TwinsFort Myers (A+)Assigned to Fort Myers (A+)
Francisco DiazC27.163New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Randy Dobnakp22.226Minnesota TwinsCedar Rapids (A)Assigned to Cedar Rapids (A)
Luke Dykstra2B21.298St. Louis CardinalsPalm Beach (A+)Activated from disabled list
Ryan Ericksonp24.004Chicago White SoxGreat Falls (Rk)Assigned to Great Falls (Rk)
Elys Escobarc20.344Detroit TigersLakeland (A+)Assigned to Lakeland (A+)
Calvin Faucherp21.344Minnesota TwinsElizabethton (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Adonis Garcia3B32.141Atlanta BravesGulf Coast Braves (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Braves (Rk) for rehab
Grayson GreinerC24.324Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Assigned to Toledo (AAA)
Kelvin GutierrezSS23.003Washington NationalsPotomac (A+)Assigned to Potomac (A+)
Eric HaaseC24.256Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)Assigned to Columbus (AAA)
Will Headeanp23.324San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)Assigned to Lake Elsinore (A+)
Odubel HerreraCF25.246Philadelphia PhilliesReading (AA)Assigned to Reading (AA) for rehab
Cameron HillP23.099Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)Assigned to Columbus (AAA)
Chase Hodsonp25.052New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)Assigned to Charleston (sc) (A)
Carter HopeP22.207Kansas City RoyalsArizona Royals (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Royals (Rk)
Jason HurshP25.334Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)Assigned to Gwinnett (AAA)
Connor Jonesp22.325St. Louis CardinalsSpringfield (AA)Assigned to Springfield (AA)
A.J. Kennedyc23.220San Diego PadresFort Wayne (A)Activated from disabled list
Jeff Kinleyp25.198Miami MarlinsJacksonville (AA)Assigned to Jacksonville (AA)
Michael KohnRP31.066Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Assigned to Rochester (AAA)
Erik KratzC37.077New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Traded from Indians to Yankees for cash considerations
Joey KrehbielP24.254Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Assigned to Reno (AAA)
Jared Lakind1B25.175Miami MarlinsJupiter (A+)Assigned to Jupiter (A+)
Jacob LeeIF-P27.310Cleveland IndiansAkron (AA)Activated from disabled list
Ryan Lilliep21.122Miami MarlinsGreensboro (A)Assigned to Greensboro (A)
Mitch Longoof22.231Cleveland IndiansLynchburg (A+)Assigned to Lynchburg (A+)
Diomar Lopezp20.259San Diego PadresArizona Padres 2 (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Padres 2 (Rk)
Chris Mathewsonp21.097Los Angeles DodgersRancho Cucamonga (A+)Assigned to Rancho Cucamonga (A+)
Domenic Mazzap23.033San Francisco GiantsSan Jose (A+)Assigned to San Jose (A+)
Francisco MejiaC21.309Cleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)Assigned to Columbus (AAA)
Mike MeyersSS 23.246Boston Red SoxPortland (AA)Assigned to Portland (AA)
Amaurys Minier3B21.214Minnesota TwinsCedar Rapids (A)Activated from disabled list
Nelson MolinaSS22.123Minnesota TwinsChattanooga (AA)Assigned to Chattanooga (AA)
Jordan MontgomeryP24.247New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Colin Moran3B24.334Houston AstrosQuad Cities (A)Assigned to Quad Cities (A) for rehab
Victor Moscotec23.113New York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)Assigned to St. Lucie (A+)
Aaron Myersp23.363Baltimore OriolesDelmarva (A)Activated from disabled list
Carlos Narvaezc18.278New York YankeesTampa (A+)Assigned to Tampa (A+)
Angel NesbittP26.270Detroit TigersErie (AA)Assigned to Erie (AA)
Miguel NunezP24.308Philadelphia PhilliesGulf Coast Phillies (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Shawn O'MalleyRF-3B29.247Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Hunter Owenof23.343Pittsburgh PiratesWest Virginia (A-)Assigned to West Virginia (A-)
Connor Owingsof23.112Arizona DiamondbacksKane County (A)Assigned to Kane County (A)
Joel PayampsP23.146Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Assigned to Reno (AAA)
Robbie PerkinsC23.094Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)Assigned to Albuquerque (AAA)
Anderson Polancop24.359Cleveland IndiansLynchburg (A+)Assigned to Lynchburg (A+)
Jose QuelizC25.024Arizona DiamondbacksJackson (AA)Activated from disabled list
Jonathan Rodriguez1B28.010Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Assigned to Rochester (AAA)
Chaz RoeRP30.326Tampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)Assigned to Durham (AAA)
Daniel Saltersc24.207Cleveland IndiansAkron (AA)Assigned to Akron (AA)
Anibal SanchezRP33.186Detroit TigersWest Michigan (A)Assigned to West Michigan (A) for rehab
Wynston SawyerC25.291Los Angeles DodgersArizona Dodgers (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Dodgers (Rk)
Gary Schwartzof21.222Atlanta BravesFlorida (A+)Assigned to Florida (A+)
Carlos Sepulveda2b21.004Chicago CubsArizona Cubs (Rk)Assigned to Arizona Cubs (Rk)
Justus SheffieldP21.110New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Gresuan Silverioc18.238Detroit TigersConnecticut (A-)Assigned to Connecticut (A-)
Caleb SmithP26.034New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
David Sosebeep24.006New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
William SotoP21.200Los Angeles DodgersGreat Lakes (A)Assigned to Great Lakes (A)
Matt TracyP28.278Minnesota TwinsChattanooga (AA)Activated from disabled list
Carlos Vidalof21.276New York YankeesCharleston (sc) (A)Activated from disabled list
Paul VoelkerP25.012Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Assigned to Toledo (AAA)
Ryan WalkerIF25.158Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Assigned to Rochester (AAA)
Jordan WeemsC24.297Boston Red SoxGulf Coast Red Sox (Rk)Activated from disabled list
Wes WilsonC28.013New York YankeesTrenton (AA)Assigned to Trenton (AA)
Jack Wynkoopp23.302Colorado RockiesHartford (AA)Reinstated to active roster
Andrew BaileyRP33.092Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Brandon Phillips2B36.064Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Traded from Braves to Angels for Tony Sanchez
Tony Sanchezc29.103Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Traded from Angels to Braves for Brandon Phillips
Leonys MartinCF29.178Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Traded from Mariners to Cubs for future considerations
Justin VerlanderSP34.192Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Traded from Tigers to Astros for Franklin Perez, Daz Cameron and Jake Rogers
Franklin Perezp19.268Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Traded from Astros with Daz Cameron and Jake Rogers to Tigers for Justin Verlander
Jake Rogersc22.135Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Traded from Astros with Daz Cameron and Franklin Perez to Tigers for Justin Verlander
Daz Cameronof20.228Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Traded from Astros with Franklin Perez and Jake Rogers to Tigers for Justin Verlander
Anthony BassRP29.304Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)Designated for Assignment
Miguel GonzalezSP33.096Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Traded from White Sox to Rangers for TiQuan Forbes
Ti'Quan ForbesSS21.005Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Traded from Rangers to White Sox for Miguel Gonzalez
Kevin SiegristRP28.042St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Activated from DL and designated for assignment
John GantRP25.025St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Recalled from Memphis (AAA)
Brock Stassi1B28.024Philadelphia PhilliesLehigh Valley (AAA)Designated for Assignment
Juan NicasioRP31.000Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Claimed off waivers from Pirates by Phillies
Dayan DiazP28.202Houston AstrosFresno (AAA)Designated for Assignment
Cameron MaybinLF30.149Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Claimed off waivers from Angels by Astros
Justin UptonLF30.006Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Traded from Tigers to Angels for Grayson Long and PTBNL
Grayson Longp23.096Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Traded from Angels with PTBNL to Tigers for Justin Upton
Giovanny GallegosP26.017New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Juan CentenoC27.288Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Recalled from Fresno (AAA)
Evan GattisDH-C31.013Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)DL-10 Right wrist soreness
Tucker BarnhartC26.236Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Placed on paternity leave list
Jerad EickhoffSP27.060Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)DL-10 Nerve irritation in right hand
Conor Gillaspie3B30.044San Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Eric JokischP28.033Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Kyle HigashiokaC27.133New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Mike KickhamRP28.262Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Angel VenturaP24.146Milwaukee BrewersColorado Springs (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Jack MayfieldIF-P26.335Houston AstrosFresno (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Jesse Jennerc24.044St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Kevin ComerP25.030Houston AstrosFresno (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Rosell HerreraSS24.319Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)Placed on temporary inactive list
Dace KimeP25.178Cleveland IndiansAkron (AA)DL-7 Injured
Jon KellerP25.023Baltimore OriolesFrederick (A+)DL-7 Injured
Anthony Diminoc24.026New York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)DL-7 Injured
Tyler Beardsleyp23.106Minnesota TwinsCedar Rapids (A)DL-7 Injured