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Sunday April 8,2018This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.



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Games on 2018-04-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles8New York Yankees7BoxRichard BleierAdam WarrenBrad Brach
Tampa Bay Rays7Boston Red Sox8BoxCarson SmithAlex ColomeCraig Kimbrel
Kansas City Royals1Cleveland Indians3BoxCody AllenBrandon Maurer
Cincinnati Reds0Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxJameson TaillonTyler Mahle
Miami Marlins6Philadelphia Phillies3BoxOdrisamer DespaigneLuis GarciaBrad Ziegler
Chicago Cubs3Milwaukee Brewers0BoxJose QuintanaChase AndersonBrandon Morrow
Detroit Tigers1Chicago White Sox0BoxMike FiersReynaldo LopezShane Greene
San Diego Padres1Houston Astros4BoxCharlie MortonTyson RossBrad Peacock
Arizona Diamondbacks4St. Louis Cardinals1BoxYoshihisa HiranoDominic LeoneBrad Boxberger
Toronto Blue Jays7Texas Rangers4BoxJaime GarciaCole HamelsRoberto Osuna
Atlanta Braves4Colorado Rockies0BoxSean NewcombKyle Freeland
Los Angeles Dodgers2San Francisco Giants1BoxJosh FieldsPierce JohnsonKenley Jansen
Oakland Athletics1Los Angeles Angels6BoxShohei OhtaniKendall Graveman
New York Mets6Washington Nationals5BoxSeth LugoBrandon KintzlerJacob Rhame

Standings as of 2018-04-08

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox981.889--4226163-05-1W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Alex CoraDave Dombrowski896029.674
248Toronto Blue Jays1064.6002.55242104-32-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsRoss Atkins853748.435
3814New York Yankees1055.5003.55544113-32-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Aaron BooneBrian Cashman845727.679
41020Baltimore Orioles1046.4004.53754-171-23-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan Duquette872463.276
51530Tampa Bay Rays918.1117.02749-221-30-5L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt Silverman874839.552
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
159Minnesota Twins743.571--342681-13-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorRob Antony874047.460
2713Detroit Tigers844.5000.5383261-43-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireAlberto Avila903753.411
3919Cleveland Indians945.4441.02732-52-12-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaMike Chernoff864838.558
41122Chicago White Sox835.3751.53747-100-33-2L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Rick RenteriaRick Hahn873057.345
51427Kansas City Royals725.2862.01630-140-22-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton Moore882563.284
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Houston Astros1082.800--4725225-13-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park895633.629
236Los Angeles Angels1073.7001.06041194-23-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBilly Eppler874245.483
3610Seattle Mariners743.5712.53233-12-12-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Scott ServaisJerry Dipoto905436.600
51324Texas Rangers1147.3644.53851-132-52-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon Daniels863749.430
41223Oakland Athletics1147.3644.54457-133-51-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinDavid Forst865135.593
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112New York Mets871.875--3922174-13-0W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Mickey CallawaySandy Alderson853253.376
247Atlanta Braves963.6671.56233294-22-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerAlex Anthopoulos854639.541
31018Washington Nationals945.4443.54550-50-34-2L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave MartinezMichael Rizzo864343.500
41121Philadelphia Phillies835.3754.0424022-11-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe KaplerMatt Klentak875037.575
51226Miami Marlins936.3334.53058-282-41-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyMichael Hill893851.427
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Pittsburgh Pirates972.778--5839194-23-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal Huntington884147.466
2511Chicago Cubs954.5562.03926130-05-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed Hoyer834934.590
3715Milwaukee Brewers1055.5002.53348-152-53-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDavid Stearns885038.568
4917St. Louis Cardinals945.4443.0363511-23-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyMike Girsch854441.518
51428Cincinnati Reds826.2504.52549-241-31-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick Williams884147.466
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Arizona Diamondbacks972.778--4527185-12-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Torey LovulloMike Hazen884642.523
3612San Francisco Giants844.5002.52428-42-22-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby Evans904644.511
2816Colorado Rockies1055.5002.53747-101-24-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJeff Bridich864640.535
41325Los Angeles Dodgers936.3334.0292722-21-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave RobertsFarhan Zaidi875037.575
51529San Diego Padres1028.2005.53042-121-61-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy GreenA.J. Preller893851.427

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Drew PomeranzSP29.137Boston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)Assigned to Pawtucket (AAA) for rehab
Mark CanhaCF-LF29.052Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Recalled from Nashville (AAA)
Eduardo ParedesP23.033Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA)
Felix PenaRP28.042Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA)
Akeel MorrisP25.145Los Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)Assigned to Salt Lake (AAA)
J.C. RamirezSP29.235Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)DL-10 Right elbow strain
Jake ThompsonSP24.067Philadelphia PhilliesLehigh Valley (AAA)Assigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Taylor WilliamsP26.262Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA)
Christian YelichCF26.125Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)DL-10 Right oblique
Ryan SherriffP27.318St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)DL-10 Right great toe fracture
John BrebbiaRP27.313St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Recalled from Memphis (AAA)
Bruce RondonRP27.120Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Brian EllingtonRP27.247Released by Marlins
Warwick SaupoldRP28.082Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Assigned to Toledo (AAA)
Tyler CloydSP-RP30.328Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Jacob TurnerRP26.323Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Jimmy YacabonisP26.018Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Assigned to Norfolk (AAA)
Tanner ScottP23.260Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Recalled from Norfolk (AAA)
Christian WalkerDH27.011Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Recalled from Reno (AAA)
Lonnie ChisenhallRF29.186Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)DL-10 Right calf strain
Tyler NaquinCF26.350Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Recalled from Columbus (AAA)
Chase WhitleyRP28.298Atlanta BravesFlorida (A+)Assigned to Florida (A+) for rehab
Boog PowellOF 25.084Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)DL-10 Right knee sprain
Carlos SuniagaP20.317Minnesota TwinsGulf Coast Twins (Rk)Assigned to Gulf Coast Twins (Rk)
Bailey FalterP20.349Philadelphia PhilliesClearwater (A+)Assigned to Clearwater (A+)
Connor JohnstoneP23.186Atlanta BravesFlorida (A+)Assigned to Florida (A+)
Omar ObregonSS23.355Atlanta BravesDanville (Rk)Assigned to Danville (Rk)
Matt PobereykoP26.106New York MetsBrooklyn (A-)Assigned to Brooklyn (A-)
Logan LombanaP23.265Minnesota TwinsFort Myers (A+)Assigned to Fort Myers (A+)
Alex PalshaP25.333New York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)Assigned to St. Lucie (A+)
Carlos HernandezP23.156New York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)Assigned to St. Lucie (A+)
Thomas BurrowsP-1B23.206Atlanta BravesFlorida (A+)Assigned to Florida (A+)
Drew HarringtonP23.009Atlanta BravesRome (A)Assigned to Rome (A)
Joseph ZanghiP23.128New York MetsBrooklyn (A-)Assigned to Brooklyn (A-)
Miguel SanchezP24.098Milwaukee BrewersCarolina (A+)Reinstated to active roster
Jon OlczakP24.145Milwaukee BrewersBiloxi (AA)Assigned to Biloxi (AA)
Daniel SpingolaOF24.338Chicago CubsMyrtle Beach (A+)Assigned to Myrtle Beach (A+)
Trevor MegillP24.124San Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)Assigned to Lake Elsinore (A+)
Enderson FrancoP25.100Atlanta BravesDanville (Rk)Assigned to Danville (Rk)
Cody Decker1B31.081Arizona DiamondbacksReno (AAA)Assigned to Reno (AAA)