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Games on 1988-04-20

Top1988 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALTexas Rangers1Cleveland Indians2Boxscore - PBP96,5512:23Charlie HoughTom CandiottiTom Candiotti (3-0)Charlie Hough (2-2)-Bobby ValentineDoc EdwardsCleveland Stadium
ALBaltimore Orioles6Milwaukee Brewers8Boxscore - PBP97,2843:13Mike BoddickerBill WegmanBill Wegman (1-2)Mike Boddicker (0-4)Dan Plesac (2)Frank RobinsonTom TrebelhornCounty Stadium
ALNew York Yankees7Minnesota Twins6Boxscore - PBP1022,3693:28Tommy JohnFrank ViolaDave Righetti (1-0)Jeff Reardon (0-1)-Billy MartinTom KellyHubert H. Humphre
ALCalifornia Angels8Oakland Athletics9Boxscore - PBP914,2993:31Mike WittBob WelchGene Nelson (1-2)Donnie Moore (1-2)-Cookie RojasTony LaRussaOakland-Alameda C
ALChicago White Sox4Seattle Mariners5Boxscore - PBP98,7342:06Ricky HortonMike MooreMike Moore (2-1)Ricky Horton (2-2)-Jim FregosiDick WilliamsThe Kingdome
ALKansas City Royals0Toronto Blue Jays3Boxscore - PBP920,2022:56Charlie LeibrandtDave StiebDave Stieb (1-2)Charlie Leibrandt (1-3)Tom Henke (3)John WathanJimy WilliamsExhibition Stadiu
NLMontreal Expos5Chicago Cubs1Boxscore - PBP95,6993:07Floyd YoumansRick SutcliffeJeff Parrett (1-0)Rick Sutcliffe (1-1)Tim Burke (2)Buck RodgersDon ZimmerWrigley Field
NLSan Francisco Giants5Cincinnati Reds3Boxscore - PBP916,6902:54Rick ReuschelRon RobinsonRick Reuschel (3-0)Ron Robinson (0-2)Atlee Hammaker (2)Roger CraigPete RoseCinergy Field
NLAtlanta Braves0Houston Astros1Boxscore - PBP913,3832:02Tom GlavineMike ScottMike Scott (3-0)Tom Glavine (0-3)-Chuck TannerHal LanierAstrodome
NLPhiladelphia Phillies2New York Mets6Boxscore - PBP927,7142:20Shane RawleyDwight GoodenDwight Gooden (4-0)Shane Rawley (0-3)-Lee EliaDavey JohnsonShea Stadium
NLSt. Louis Cardinals1Pittsburgh Pirates8Boxscore - PBP915,5222:29Greg MathewsBob WalkBob Walk (2-1)Greg Mathews (1-2)-Whitey HerzogJim LeylandThree Rivers Stad
11 Games on this date

Standings as of 1988-04-20.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
221New York Yankees15123.800--10771367-35-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaYankee Stadium I1467373.500
112Cleveland Indians15123.800--6530355-17-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersCleveland Stadium1476681.449
336Boston Red Sox1495.6432.56143183-16-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanFenway Park1488068.541
4510Detroit Tigers1275.5833.5595093-34-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill LajoieTiger Stadium1508169.540
5714Toronto Blue Jays1477.5004.57863153-34-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1488068.541
6815Milwaukee Brewers1367.4625.06352112-64-1W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1498168.544
71426Baltimore Orioles14014.00011.52887-590-60-8L14T S R Log Off Def SP D Memorial Stadium1475493.367
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Oakland Athletics1596.600--8876124-25-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1479552.646
2611Chicago White Sox1486.5710.5675985-33-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry HimesComiskey Park1476384.429
31019Kansas City Royals1468.4292.56172-113-53-3L5T S R Log Off Def SP D John SchuerholzRoyals Stadium1477869.531
5918California Angels1468.4292.5777613-63-2L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike PortAnaheim Stadium1486979.466
41117Texas Rangers1468.4292.52847-194-42-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom GrieveArlington Stadium1476483.435
61220Seattle Mariners1569.4003.05778-213-33-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick BaldersonThe Kingdome1466284.425
71323Minnesota Twins1349.3084.04479-352-52-4L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyAndy MacPhailHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1498762.584
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Pittsburgh Pirates13103.769--6235275-35-0W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Syd ThriftThree Rivers Stadium1477572.510
247New York Mets1495.6431.55861-33-36-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium1469155.623
3612Montreal Expos1376.5383.06454102-25-4W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill StonemanOlympic Stadium1497475.497
4816Chicago Cubs1367.4624.06472-85-31-4L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FreyWrigley Field1497178.477
5921Philadelphia Phillies1459.3575.55862-42-73-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardVeterans Stadium1476087.408
61124St. Louis Cardinals13310.2317.03359-260-73-3L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dal MaxvillBusch Stadium II1497376.490
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Houston Astros1394.692--7041294-15-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill WoodAstrodome1497376.490
235Los Angeles Dodgers1394.692--5533225-24-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1488563.574
358San Francisco Giants1596.6001.06050105-34-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Roger CraigAl RosenCandlestick Park1477473.503
4713Cincinnati Reds1587.5332.0686624-34-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Murray CookRiverfront Stadium1467967.541
51022San Diego Padres1349.3085.03260-281-63-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium1487969.534
61225Atlanta Braves13211.1547.03566-312-30-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Chuck TannerBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1475295.354