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Games on 1988-05-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees5California Angels2BoxCecilio GuanteMike WittDave Righetti
Cleveland Indians2Chicago White Sox3BoxMelido PerezTom CandiottiBobby Thigpen
Minnesota Twins7Kansas City Royals5BoxKeith AthertonBret SaberhagenJeff Reardon
Toronto Blue Jays7Milwaukee Brewers9BoxOdell JonesTodd StottlemyreDan Plesac
Baltimore Orioles7Oakland Athletics3BoxMike BoddickerDave StewartTom Niedenfuer
Boston Red Sox3Seattle Mariners14BoxBill SwiftOil Can Boyd(none)
Houston Astros3Pittsburgh Pirates0BoxMike ScottJohn Smiley(none)
Cincinnati Reds8St. Louis Cardinals3BoxDennis RasmussenJose DeLeon(none)

Standings as of 1988-05-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123New York Yankees422814.667--2461727412-616-8W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaYankee Stadium I1195762.479
234Detroit Tigers412615.6341.51971643316-710-8W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill LajoieTiger Stadium1216259.512
345Cleveland Indians432716.6281.51971673014-1013-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersCleveland Stadium1195168.429
459Boston Red Sox402218.5505.0193167268-614-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanFenway Park1226755.549
5610Milwaukee Brewers422220.5246.0184160247-915-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1206555.542
61221Toronto Blue Jays431825.41910.5198199-111-137-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1196950.580
71426Baltimore Orioles43934.20919.5133236-1032-187-16W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Memorial Stadium1184573.381
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Oakland Athletics432914.674--2421707219-710-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1197544.630
2711Texas Rangers412120.5127.0152173-218-913-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom GrieveArlington Stadium1204971.408
3816Kansas City Royals432023.4659.02001861412-118-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John SchuerholzRoyals Stadium1186454.542
4917Minnesota Twins411922.4639.0184219-358-1211-10W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyAndy MacPhailHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1217249.595
51018Chicago White Sox421923.4529.5169208-398-1011-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry HimesComiskey Park1195267.437
61120Seattle Mariners441925.43210.5199240-4111-168-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick BaldersonThe Kingdome1174968.419
71323California Angels441727.38612.5196229-3311-156-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike PortAnaheim Stadium1185860.492
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Mets413011.732--2031396419-811-3W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium1197049.588
237Pittsburgh Pirates432518.5816.0191167249-1116-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Syd ThriftThree Rivers Stadium1176057.513
3714St. Louis Cardinals432122.48810.0176183-710-1011-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dal MaxvillBusch Stadium II1195564.462
4815Chicago Cubs412021.48810.0177177014-126-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FreyWrigley Field1215764.471
5919Montreal Expos411823.43912.0152162-109-169-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill StonemanOlympic Stadium1216358.521
61022Philadelphia Phillies401624.40013.5140166-268-177-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardVeterans Stadium1214972.405
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
126Houston Astros412516.610--175130459-916-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill WoodAstrodome1215764.471
248Los Angeles Dodgers392217.5642.01711333810-512-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1227250.590
4513San Francisco Giants432221.5124.0167173-68-814-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Roger CraigAl RosenCandlestick Park1196158.513
3612Cincinnati Reds432221.5124.01861761011-1011-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Murray CookRiverfront Stadium1186553.551
51124San Diego Padres421527.35710.5114167-532-1213-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium1196851.571
61225Atlanta Braves391227.30812.0135214-798-134-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Russ NixonBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1214279.347


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
John ChristensenRF-OF27.260Released by Mariners.