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Games on 2018-05-02

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals4Boston Red Sox5BoxDrew PomeranzDanny DuffyCraig Kimbrel
Tampa Bay Rays2Detroit Tigers3BoxWarwick SaupoldMatt Andriese
Texas Rangers4Cleveland Indians12BoxCorey KluberMatt Moore
Toronto Blue Jays0Minnesota Twins4BoxFernando RomeroMarcus Stroman
Chicago White Sox2St. Louis Cardinals3BoxCarlos MartinezLucas GiolitoBud Norris
Colorado Rockies11Chicago Cubs2BoxTyler AndersonYu Darvish
San Diego Padres4San Francisco Giants9BoxDerek HollandClayton Richard
Pittsburgh Pirates3Washington Nationals9BoxStephen StrasburgIvan Nova
Atlanta Braves7New York Mets0BoxSean NewcombPaul Sewald
Milwaukee Brewers3Cincinnati Reds1BoxWade MileyLuis CastilloJeremy Jeffress
Philadelphia Phillies6Miami Marlins0BoxAaron NolaJose Urena
New York Yankees4Houston Astros0BoxLuis SeverinoDallas Keuchel
Los Angeles Dodgers2Arizona Diamondbacks1BoxDaniel HudsonZack GodleyKenley Jansen
Baltimore Orioles7Los Angeles Angels10BoxAndrew HeaneyDylan Bundy
Oakland Athletics3Seattle Mariners2BoxBlake TreinenEdwin Diaz

Standings as of 2018-05-02

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox30228.733--1701076311-411-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Alex CoraDave Dombrowski684622.676
223New York Yankees302010.6672.01721185411-59-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Aaron BooneBrian Cashman644222.656
3613Toronto Blue Jays301713.5675.0156128289-78-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsRoss Atkins652639.400
41021Tampa Bay Rays291316.4488.5130137-76-77-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt Silverman673631.537
51429Baltimore Orioles30822.26714.0107165-585-103-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan Duquette672047.299
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1714Cleveland Indians291613.552--120115510-76-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaMike Chernoff663630.545
2920Detroit Tigers291316.4483.0129131-28-85-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireAlberto Avila692841.406
31123Minnesota Twins261016.3854.5106141-357-73-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorRob Antony683434.500
41327Chicago White Sox28820.2867.5108152-442-106-10L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Rick RenteriaRick Hahn672542.373
51528Kansas City Royals30822.2678.5106171-653-125-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton Moore651946.292
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Houston Astros322012.625--149905910-810-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park674423.657
247Los Angeles Angels301812.6001.014313587-1011-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBilly Eppler673136.463
359Seattle Mariners291712.5861.513613606-611-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Scott ServaisJerry Dipoto684127.603
4818Oakland Athletics301515.5004.014614518-67-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinDavid Forst674027.597
51224Texas Rangers321220.3758.0126173-474-128-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon Daniels652936.446
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Atlanta Braves291811.621--161115468-410-7W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerAlex Anthopoulos653431.523
236New York Mets281711.6070.512912367-610-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mickey CallawaySandy Alderson652243.338
3712Philadelphia Phillies301713.5671.51371191811-56-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe KaplerMatt Klentak653629.554
41119Washington Nationals311516.4844.0147129187-98-7W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave MartinezMichael Rizzo643232.500
51325Miami Marlins301119.3677.598150-527-114-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyMichael Hill683038.441
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Milwaukee Brewers321913.594--12311498-611-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDavid Stearns663630.545
2510St. Louis Cardinals291712.5860.5132105279-58-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyMike Girsch653134.477
3611Chicago Cubs281612.5711.0136111258-68-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed Hoyer643826.594
4815Pittsburgh Pirates311714.5481.5149143610-57-9L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal Huntington663135.470
51530Cincinnati Reds31724.22611.5124170-463-124-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim RigglemanDick Williams653629.554
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2018 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Arizona Diamondbacks30219.700--137954211-410-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Torey LovulloMike Hazen673235.478
2916Colorado Rockies321715.5315.0129143-145-712-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJeff Bridich643430.531
31017San Francisco Giants311615.5165.5117131-1410-76-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby Evans673433.507
41222Los Angeles Dodgers301317.4338.013812997-86-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave RobertsFarhan Zaidi664026.606
51426San Diego Padres321121.34411.0126166-405-126-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy GreenA.J. Preller672938.433


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Tomas TelisC26.319Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Outrighted to minors
Ryan Schimpf3B30.021Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA)
Chris MartinRP31.334Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)DL-10 Right forearm irritation
Nick GardewineP24.260Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Recalled from Round Rock (AAA)
Marcus WaldenP29.231Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA)
Matt BelisleRP37.330Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Ben TaylorRP25.171Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Ben TaylorRP25.171Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Will SmithRP28.296San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Activated from DL
Austin SlaterSS25.140San Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)Assigned to Sacramento (AAA)
Brett AndersonSP30.091Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Emilio PaganP26.361Oakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)Assigned to Nashville (AAA)
J.T. RiddleSS26.203Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)Activated from DL and assigned to New Orleans (AAA)
Jacoby EllsburyCF34.234New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Jordan MontgomeryP25.126New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)DL-10 Left elbow strain
David HaleP30.218New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Clint FrazierOF23.238New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Activated from DL and assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Elvis AndrusSS29.249Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Stephen VogtC-DH33.182Milwaukee BrewersBiloxi (AA)Assigned to Biloxi (AA) for rehab
Wade MileySP31.170Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Oliver DrakeRP31.109Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Nick TropeanoSP27.248Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)DL-10 Right shoulder inflammation
Denyi ReyesP21.181Boston Red SoxLowell (A-)Assigned to Lowell (A-)
David ParkinsonP22.140Philadelphia PhilliesWilliamsport (A-)Assigned to Williamsport (A-)
Nick HillOF23.273San Francisco GiantsAugusta (A)Assigned to Augusta (A)
Malique ZieglerOF21.236San Francisco GiantsAugusta (A)DL-7 Injured
Jagger RusconiOF21.288Boston Red SoxGreenville (A)Activated from disabled list
Eduardo DiazOF20.287Arizona DiamondbacksKane County (A)Assigned to Kane County (A)
Cameron MingoP24.234Cleveland IndiansLake County (A)Assigned to Lake County (A)
Ryan GrotjohnSS23.007Arizona DiamondbacksJackson (AA)Assigned to Jackson (AA)
Luis SilverioOF22.310Arizona DiamondbacksVisalia (A+)Assigned to Visalia (A+)
Cole BartlettP23.131Arizona DiamondbacksKane County (A)Assigned to Kane County (A)
Cullen Large2B22.101Toronto Blue JaysLansing (A)DL-7 Injured
Gabriel MacielOF19.112Arizona DiamondbacksKane County (A)Assigned to Kane County (A)
Jimmy KerriganOF24.047Minnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)Assigned to Rochester (AAA)
Matthew GrimesP26.241Baltimore OriolesFrederick (A+)Assigned to Frederick (A+)
Lucas HumpalP24.239Baltimore OriolesBowie (AA)Assigned to Bowie (AA)
Connor OvertonP24.282San Francisco GiantsSan Jose (A+)Assigned to San Jose (A+)
Jesus LageSS20.152Oakland AthleticsStockton (A+)Assigned to Stockton (A+)
Tyler JacksonP24.192Seattle MarinersArkansas (AA)Assigned to Arkansas (AA)
Alberti Chavez2B-3B22.286Cincinnati RedsPensacola (AA)Assigned to Pensacola (AA)
Jake StinnettP26.007Chicago CubsTennessee (AA)DL-7 Injured
Gabby GuerreroRF24.142Cincinnati RedsPensacola (AA)Placed on temporarily inactive list
James PuglieseP25.263Chicago CubsTennessee (AA)Activated from disabled list
Zach GibbonsOF24.200Los Angeles AngelsMobile (AA)Activated from disabled list
Jake YacinichIF25.061Los Angeles AngelsMobile (AA)DL-7 Injured
K.C. Hobson1B27.253San Francisco GiantsRichmond (AA)Assigned to Richmond (AA)
Sean BurnettP35.227Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)Activated from disabled list
A.J. KennedyC24.099San Diego PadresEl Paso (AAA)Assigned to El Paso (AAA)
Billy BurnsOF28.245Kansas City RoyalsIdaho Falls (Rk)Assigned to Idaho Falls (Rk)
John AndreoliOF27.327Seattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)Activated from disabled list
David HolmanP27.336Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque (AAA)DL-7 Injured
Drew DoschIF25.312Baltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)Activated from disabled list
Johnny Giavotella2B30.297-Released by Marlins
Michael CederothP25.158-Released by Giants
Eduardo RiveraP25.220-Released by Giants
Carlos PerezC27.187Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Claimed off waivers from Braves by Rangers