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MLB Games on Thursday May 8, 1997

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VisTeamLgvScoreHomeTeamLghScoreBoxscoreInnAttendanceBallparkTODGameTimeWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherHome Runs
Pittsburgh PiratesNL10Colorado RockiesNL8Box | PBP948,050Coors FieldDay3:20Esteban LoaizaJamey WrightRich LoiselleElster, Martin, Walker
Atlanta BravesNL1Florida MarlinsNL5Box | PBP932,088Joe Robbie StadiumNight2:26Tony SaundersTom Glavine---Saunders
New York MetsNL2Houston AstrosNL4Box | PBP912,842AstrodomeDay2:28Mike HamptonRick ReedBilly WagnerBell
Chicago CubsNL6San Diego PadresNL2Box | PBP916,844Qualcomm StadiumDay2:56Terry MulhollandFernando Valenzuela---Cianfrocco, Hernandez, McRae
Philadelphia PhilliesNL2St. Louis CardinalsNL6Box | PBP932,264Busch Stadium IIDay2:27Andy BenesMike Mimbs---DiFelice
Seattle MarinersAL3Baltimore OriolesAL13Box | PBP945,026Oriole Park at Camden YardsNight3:04Mike MussinaRandy Johnson---Anderson, Davis, Hoiles (2)
Minnesota TwinsAL10Boston Red SoxAL7Box | PBP924,595Fenway ParkNight3:26Rich RobertsonRich GarcesRick AguileraNaehring, Pemberton
Oakland AthleticsAL6Chicago White SoxAL10Box | PBP916,627Comiskey Park IINight3:02James BaldwinMike Mohler---Magadan, Martin, Mouton, Thomas
Toronto Blue JaysAL4Cleveland IndiansAL3Box | PBP942,567Jacobs FieldNight2:51Juan GuzmanChad OgeaPaul QuantrillJustice
Kansas City RoyalsAL4Detroit TigersAL0Box | PBP916,243Tiger StadiumDay2:49Tim BelcherBrian Moehler---Bell
Texas RangersAL4New York YankeesAL5Box | PBP917,483Yankee Stadium INight2:58Andy PettitteDarren OliverMariano RiveraHayes
11 record(s)
Glossary:
visTeam Visiting Team Lg League vScore Visiting team runs scored homeTeam Home Team hScore Home team runs scored Boxscore Link to Boxscore (Box) and Play by Play (PBP) Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season TOD Time of Day (Day or Night) GameTime Time of play for the game Winning Pitcher The Pitcher in the game when winning team went ahead for good Losing Pitcher The Pitcher in the game when losing team was losing for the rest of the game Save Pitcher The final pitcher for the winning team in a close game

Standings on Thursday, May 08, 1997

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AL East
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
AL East111Baltimore Orioles31229.710-182115678-414-51317655.580
AL East238New York Yankees341915.5594.5204146589-810-71287751.602
AL East3614Toronto Blue Jays311615.5166.0118121-37-79-81316071.458
AL East4919Boston Red Sox321517.4697.5183164198-97-81306367.485
AL East51323Detroit Tigers331320.39410.0161173-126-127-81296663.512
AL Central
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
AL Central1513Milwaukee Brewers291514.517-145154-95-910-51326369.477
AL Central2816Cleveland Indians311615.516-19619067-79-81307060.538
AL Central3715Kansas City Royals311615.516-144146-210-76-81305179.392
AL Central41222Minnesota Twins341420.4123.5158199-418-126-81285474.422
AL Central51425Chicago White Sox301119.3674.5132158-264-87-111316962.527
AL West
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
AL West125Seattle Mariners321913.594-192188410-59-81307159.546
AL West2412Texas Rangers301614.5332.013813087-89-61326171.462
AL West31020Anaheim Angels301416.4674.0142158-167-97-71327062.530
AL West41121Oakland Athletics341519.4415.0153206-537-138-61285078.391
NL East
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
NL East112Atlanta Braves332310.697-158946410-613-41297851.605
NL East269Montreal Expos311714.5485.0168147218-109-41316170.466
NL East3711Florida Marlins331815.5455.012511964-1114-41297455.574
NL East41018New York Mets341618.4717.5156135218-108-81287256.563
NL East51326Philadelphia Phillies321022.31312.5116173-577-133-91305872.446
NL Central
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
NL Central157Houston Astros341915.559-139119207-712-81286563.508
NL Central2810Pittsburgh Pirates331815.5450.5129144-1512-96-61296168.473
NL Central3917St. Louis Cardinals331617.4852.5127117105-1211-51295772.442
NL Central41227Cincinnati Reds321022.3138.0112186-745-155-71306664.508
NL Central51428Chicago Cubs32923.2819.0121161-405-154-81305971.454
NL West
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
NL West123Colorado Rockies322111.656-220175459-412-71306268.477
NL West234San Francisco Giants311912.6131.5111120-98-411-81317160.542
NL West346Los Angeles Dodgers311813.5812.5116105116-512-81317061.534
NL West41124San Diego Padres311219.3878.5124127-34-78-121316467.489
28 record(s)
Glossary:
League Abbreviation or name of league divRank Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. GP Games Played. Usually refers to a team W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Home Home Team rosG Rest-of-Season Games rosW Rest-of-Season Wins rosL Rest-of-Season Losses rosPct Winning Percentage for Rest of season