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Wednesday April 8,1987This date in baseball
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Games on 1987-04-08

Top1987 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALTexas Rangers6Baltimore Orioles4Boxscore - PBP913,6822:57Ed CorreaScott McGregorDale Mohorcic (1-0)Mark Williamson (0-1)-Bobby ValentineCal Ripken Sr.Memorial Stadium
ALSeattle Mariners1California Angels7Boxscore - PBP924,7032:23Mike MooreJohn CandelariaJohn Candelaria (1-0)Mike Moore (0-1)-Dick WilliamsGene MauchAngel Stadium of
ALNew York Yankees6Detroit Tigers5Boxscore - PBP912,2712:47Tommy JohnDan PetryCharles Hudson (1-0)Guillermo Hernandez (0-1)Dave Righetti (1)Lou PiniellaSparky AndersonTiger Stadium
ALChicago White Sox3Kansas City Royals9Boxscore - PBP919,4462:50Floyd BannisterCharlie LeibrandtCharlie Leibrandt (1-0)Floyd Bannister (0-1)-Jim FregosiBilly GardnerKauffman Stadium
ALBoston Red Sox2Milwaukee Brewers3Boxscore - PBP97,4123:01Al NipperBill WegmanChuck Crim (1-0)Wes Gardner (0-1)Dan Plesac (1)John McNamaraTom TrebelhornCounty Stadium
ALOakland Athletics1Minnesota Twins4Boxscore - PBP912,5772:46Eric PlunkFrank ViolaFrank Viola (1-0)Eric Plunk (0-1)Jeff Reardon (1)Tony LaRussaTom KellyHubert H. Humphre
ALCleveland Indians1Toronto Blue Jays5Boxscore - PBP920,3882:33Greg SwindellJim ClancyJim Clancy (1-0)Greg Swindell (0-1)-Pat CorralesJimy WilliamsExhibition Stadiu
NLMontreal Expos2Cincinnati Reds7Boxscore - PBP913,6582:20Jay TibbsBill GullicksonBill Gullickson (1-0)Jay Tibbs (0-1)-Buck RodgersPete RoseCinergy Field
NLLos Angeles Dodgers3Houston Astros7Boxscore - PBP915,6822:57Rick HoneycuttNolan RyanNolan Ryan (1-0)Matt Young (0-2)-Tom LasordaHal LanierAstrodome
NLSan Diego Padres1San Francisco Giants2Boxscore - PBP99,6182:17Andy HawkinsRoger MasonRoger Mason (1-0)Andy Hawkins (0-1)Scott Garrelts (1)Larry BowaRoger Craig3Com Park at Cand
NLSan Diego Padres1San Francisco Giants2Boxscore - PBP99,6182:17Andy HawkinsRoger MasonRoger Mason (1-0)Andy Hawkins (0-1)Scott Garrelts (1)Larry BowaRoger CraigCandlestick Park
11 Games on this date

Standings as of 1987-04-08.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1987 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
159Milwaukee Brewers2201.000--8350-02-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1608971.556
235New York Yankees2201.000--8622-00-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardYankee Stadium I1608773.544
322Toronto Blue Jays2201.000--12480-02-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1609466.588
4915Baltimore Orioles211.5001.067-10-01-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1606694.413
71024Detroit Tigers202.0002.068-20-00-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill LajoieTiger Stadium1609862.613
61123Cleveland Indians202.0002.0412-80-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe KleinCleveland Stadium1606199.381
51416Boston Red Sox202.0002.038-50-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanFenway Park1607882.488
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1987 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Minnesota Twins2201.000--9540-02-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyAndy MacPhailHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1608377.519
217California Angels2201.000--142120-02-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike PortAnaheim Stadium1607387.456
5814Texas Rangers211.5001.07611-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom GrieveArlington Stadium1607486.463
3712Chicago White Sox211.5001.0813-51-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry HimesComiskey Park1607684.475
4613Kansas City Royals211.5001.013850-01-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John SchuerholzRoyals Stadium1608278.513
71317Seattle Mariners202.0002.0214-120-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick BaldersonThe Kingdome1607882.488
61222Oakland Athletics202.0002.059-40-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1608179.506
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1987 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136New York Mets1101.000--3210-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium1619170.565
263St. Louis Cardinals1101.000--9361-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dal MaxvillBusch Stadium II1619467.584
61020Pittsburgh Pirates101.0001.023-10-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Syd ThriftThree Rivers Stadium1618081.497
5921Philadelphia Phillies101.0001.006-60-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill GilesVeterans Stadium1618081.497
4826Montreal Expos202.0001.5718-110-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Murray CookOlympic Stadium1609169.569
31218Chicago Cubs101.0001.039-60-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dallas GreenWrigley Field1607684.475
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1987 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
424San Francisco Giants3301.0001.010730-03-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Roger CraigAl RosenCandlestick Park1598772.547
3411Houston Astros3301.0001.0171160-03-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerAstrodome1597386.459
2510Cincinnati Reds2201.0000.5187110-02-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BergeschRiverfront Stadium1608278.513
111Atlanta Braves1101.000--6060-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Chuck TannerBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1606892.425
61119San Diego Padres303.0002.0710-30-30-0L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium1596594.409
5725Los Angeles Dodgers303.0002.01117-60-30-0L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1597386.459

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Mike BrownOF27.101Signed as Free Agent by Braves.