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Games on 1990-08-08

Top1990 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALBoston Red Sox6California Angels8Boxscore - PBP1129,3624:06Greg HarrisKirk McCaskillWillie Fraser (3-3)Dennis Lamp (3-4)-Joe MorganDoug RaderAngel Stadium of
ALTexas Rangers3Cleveland Indians5Boxscore - PBP910,0192:31Jamie MoyerJeff ShawJeff Shaw (2-2)Jamie Moyer (1-4)Doug Jones (29)Bobby ValentineJohn McNamaraCleveland Stadium
ALChicago White Sox1Kansas City Royals5Boxscore - PBP928,4932:33Greg HibbardTom GordonTom Gordon (7-8)Greg Hibbard (9-6)-Jeff TorborgJohn WathanKauffman Stadium
ALMilwaukee Brewers2Minnesota Twins4Boxscore - PBP923,7482:42Mark KnudsonScott EricksonScott Erickson (3-2)Mark Knudson (8-6)Rick Aguilera (24)Tom TrebelhornTom KellyHubert H. Humphre
ALBaltimore Orioles4Oakland Athletics1Boxscore - PBP930,7393:05Ben McDonaldScott SandersonBen McDonald (4-0)Scott Sanderson (11-7)Gregg Olson (26)Frank RobinsonTony LaRussaOakland-Alameda C
ALNew York Yankees6Seattle Mariners4Boxscore - PBP914,0812:56Chuck CaryBrian HolmanEric Plunk (5-2)Keith Comstock (5-3)Dave Righetti (24)Stump MerrillJim LefebvreThe Kingdome
ALDetroit Tigers3Toronto Blue Jays8Boxscore - PBP949,8973:11Walt TerrellDavid WellsDavid Wells (8-3)Walt Terrell (2-8)-Sparky AndersonCito GastonRogers Centre
NLSan Diego Padres1Atlanta Braves7Boxscore - PBP96,0702:44Dennis RasmussenJohn SmoltzJohn Smoltz (8-8)Dennis Rasmussen (8-10)-Greg RiddochBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton Co
NLSt. Louis Cardinals3Chicago Cubs4Boxscore - PBP1534,9774:52Jose DeLeonMike HarkeyBill Long (5-1)Tom Niedenfuer (0-5)-Joe TorreDon ZimmerWrigley Field
NLLos Angeles Dodgers4Cincinnati Reds2Boxscore - PBP930,7002:26Fernando ValenzuelaScott ScudderFernando Valenzuela (9-9)Scott Scudder (3-5)-Tom LasordaLou PiniellaCinergy Field
NLSan Francisco Giants8Houston Astros4Boxscore - PBP920,1103:08Trevor WilsonMike ScottTrevor Wilson (8-3)Juan Agosto (5-7)Mark Thurmond (4)Roger CraigArt HoweAstrodome
NLPhiladelphia Phillies4New York Mets8Boxscore - PBP941,2042:47Don CarmanDavid ConeDavid Cone (8-5)Don Carman (5-1)-Nick LeyvaBud HarrelsonShea Stadium
NLMontreal Expos6Pittsburgh Pirates2Boxscore - PBP921,1802:39Dennis MartinezDoug DrabekDennis Martinez (8-8)Doug Drabek (14-5)-Buck RodgersJim LeylandThree Rivers Stad
13 Games on this date

Standings as of 1990-08-08.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1990 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Boston Red Sox1095950.541--462469-723-3236-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanFenway Park532924.547
248Toronto Blue Jays1115952.5321.05414707128-2631-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickSkyDome512724.529
3713Baltimore Orioles1095455.4955.04904543628-2926-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Memorial Stadium522230.423
41019Detroit Tigers1125260.4648.5529561-3226-3026-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill LajoieTiger Stadium502723.540
51220Cleveland Indians1105159.4648.5465486-2124-3327-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersCleveland Stadium522626.500
61324Milwaukee Brewers1094762.43112.0519537-1823-3024-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium532726.509
71425New York Yankees1094564.41314.0421504-8322-3523-29W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Stump MerrillHardy PetersonYankee Stadium I532231.415
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1990 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics1116942.622--49738810935-2134-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum513417.667
222Chicago White Sox1076443.5983.04644174733-2031-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry HimesComiskey Park553025.545
359Texas Rangers1105753.51811.5480501-2126-2931-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom GrieveArlington Stadium522626.500
4610Seattle Mariners1115754.51412.0448457-928-2529-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome512031.392
5816California Angels1115358.47716.0456497-4126-3027-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike PortAnaheim Stadium512724.529
6917Kansas City Royals1095158.46817.04914741723-3228-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John SchuerholzRoyals Stadium522428.462
71118Minnesota Twins1125260.46417.5472520-4823-3029-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyAndy MacPhailHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome502228.440
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1990 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Pittsburgh Pirates1086444.593--5104327833-2631-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry DoughtyThree Rivers Stadium543123.574
235New York Mets1076245.5791.553841911926-2736-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium552926.527
3612Montreal Expos1105654.5099.04514153626-3130-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiOlympic Stadium522923.558
4714Chicago Cubs1105357.48212.0481531-5025-2928-28W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FreyWrigley Field522428.462
5815Philadelphia Phillies1085256.48112.0461500-3926-2826-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee ThomasVeterans Stadium542529.463
61022St. Louis Cardinals1115061.45015.5421480-5923-2927-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreDal MaxvillBusch Stadium II512031.392
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1990 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Cincinnati Reds1086345.583--4703868431-2732-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob QuinnRiverfront Stadium542826.519
247San Francisco Giants1105951.5365.05054673829-2730-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Roger CraigAl RosenCandlestick Park522626.500
3511Los Angeles Dodgers1085553.5098.04704551523-2932-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium543123.574
4921San Diego Padres1095059.45913.5475487-1222-2928-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Greg RiddochJack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium532528.472
51123Houston Astros1114962.44115.5407479-7214-4035-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill WoodAstrodome512625.510
61226Atlanta Braves1084167.38022.0452590-13818-3623-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium542430.444


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jay AldrichP29.116Purchased by Giants from Orioles. 
Willie Greene3B18.320Traded by Pirates with Moises Alou and Scott Ruskin to Expos for Zane Smith. 
Fred Manrique2B-SS28.276Released by Twins. 
Scott RuskinP27.061Traded by Pirates with Moises Alou and Willie Greene to Expos for Zane Smith. 
Zane SmithP29.223Traded by Expos to Pirates for Moises Alou, Willie Greene and Scott Ruskin.