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Games on 1997-07-16

Top1997 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
NLColorado Rockies1Atlanta Braves2Boxscore - PBP948,4002:30John ThomsonTom GlavineTom Glavine (10-5)Jerry DiPoto (3-2)Mark Wohlers (23)Don BaylorBobby CoxTurner Field
NLLos Angeles Dodgers1Florida Marlins5Boxscore - PBP930,2252:45Hideo NomoKevin BrownKevin Brown (9-6)Hideo Nomo (9-8)-Bill RussellJim LeylandSun Life Stadium
NLSan Francisco Giants1Houston Astros8Boxscore - PBP924,5222:45Keith FoulkeMike HamptonMike Hampton (6-7)Keith Foulke (1-4)-Dusty BakerLarry DierkerAstrodome
NLChicago Cubs6New York Mets5Boxscore - PBP920,2823:12Geremi GonzalezArmando ReynosoGeremi Gonzalez (7-2)Armando Reynoso (6-3)Mel Rojas (10)Jim RigglemanBobby ValentineShea Stadium
NLMontreal Expos0Philadelphia Phillies6Boxscore - PBP916,2022:31Jim BullingerCurt SchillingCurt Schilling (11-8)Jim Bullinger (6-9)-Felipe AlouTerry FranconaVeterans Stadium
NLCincinnati Reds7Pittsburgh Pirates3Boxscore - PBP930,6982:31Dave BurbaEsteban LoaizaDave Burba (6-9)Esteban Loaiza (6-7)-Ray KnightGene LamontThree Rivers Stad
NLSan Diego Padres4St. Louis Cardinals3Boxscore - PBP929,1183:03Sterling HitchcockMatt MorrisJim Bruske (2-0)T.J. Mathews (4-4)Trevor Hoffman (20)Bruce BochyTony LaRussaBusch Stadium II
ALDetroit Tigers3Anaheim Angels5Boxscore - PBP916,5702:50Brian MoehlerChuck FinleyChuck Finley (7-6)Brian Moehler (6-8)Troy Percival (13)Buddy BellTerry CollinsAngel Stadium of
ALBoston Red Sox4Baltimore Orioles1Boxscore - PBP947,7123:04Steve AveryJimmy KeySteve Avery (3-2)Jimmy Key (12-6)Heathcliff Slocumb (12)Jimy WilliamsDavey JohnsonOriole Park at Ca
ALNew York Yankees11Chicago White Sox5Boxscore - PBP926,1442:54Andy PettitteWilson AlvarezAndy Pettitte (11-5)Wilson Alvarez (8-7)-Joe TorreTerry BevingtonGuaranteed Rate F
ALNew York Yankees11Chicago White Sox5Boxscore - PBP926,1442:54Andy PettitteWilson AlvarezAndy Pettitte (11-5)Wilson Alvarez (8-7)-Joe TorreTerry BevingtonU.S. Cellular Fie
ALCleveland Indians4Milwaukee Brewers3Boxscore - PBP923,0472:57Jaret WrightBen McDonaldJaret Wright (2-0)Ben McDonald (8-7)Michael Jackson (12)Mike HargrovePhil GarnerCounty Stadium
ALKansas City Royals3Oakland Athletics11Boxscore - PBP98,7913:07Jose RosadoCarlos ReyesDon Wengert (4-8)Jose Rosado (7-6)-Tony MuserArt HoweOakland-Alameda C
ALMinnesota Twins7Seattle Mariners8Boxscore - PBP927,1493:25Rich RobertsonJeff FasseroScott Sanders (3-6)Rick Aguilera (3-2)-Tom KellyLou PiniellaThe Kingdome
ALToronto Blue Jays0Texas Rangers6Boxscore - PBP945,3132:36Pat HentgenDarren OliverDarren Oliver (6-9)Pat Hentgen (9-7)-Cito GastonJohnny OatesGlobe Life Park i
ALToronto Blue Jays0Texas Rangers6Boxscore - PBP945,3132:36Pat HentgenDarren OliverDarren Oliver (6-9)Pat Hentgen (9-7)-Cito GastonJohnny OatesRangers Ballpark
16 Games on this date

Standings as of 1997-07-16.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles915734.626--47535611930-1727-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards714130.577
224New York Yankees925339.5764.549238410826-1927-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I704327.614
3918Toronto Blue Jays904347.47813.5346386-4023-1820-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome723339.458
41019Detroit Tigers924349.46714.54774631417-2626-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium703634.514
51123Boston Red Sox934152.44117.0512523-1120-2421-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park693732.536
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Cleveland Indians874938.563--4984633525-2224-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field743737.500
2612Chicago White Sox924745.5114.5466474-821-2526-20L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II693336.478
3817Milwaukee Brewers894346.4837.0393429-3616-3127-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium723537.486
41224Minnesota Twins924052.43511.5454483-2918-2522-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome702842.400
51325Kansas City Royals893752.41613.0405448-4317-2620-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium723042.417
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Seattle Mariners945341.564--5525173526-2127-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome683731.544
259Anaheim Angels935142.5481.54884533523-2528-17W9T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field693336.478
3715Texas Rangers924646.5006.04644471720-2526-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington703139.443
41427Oakland Athletics963957.40615.0471580-10918-3321-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum662640.394
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves946034.638--49034914132-1728-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field684127.603
223Florida Marlins925438.5875.03963692726-2328-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium703832.543
348New York Mets935142.5488.54494094024-2527-17L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium693732.536
4510Montreal Expos925042.5439.04093951420-2430-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium702842.400
51428Philadelphia Phillies912764.29731.5349530-18112-3715-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium714130.577
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1713Pittsburgh Pirates934746.505--386430-4423-2224-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium693237.464
2814Houston Astros954847.505--4223992323-2725-20W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome673631.537
3916St. Louis Cardinals934548.4842.03963643221-2824-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II692841.406
41222Cincinnati Reds924151.4465.5353427-7417-2724-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field703535.500
51326Chicago Cubs943955.4158.5404428-2416-3323-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field682939.426
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135San Francisco Giants945341.564--416447-3123-2130-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point683731.544
2611Los Angeles Dodgers945044.5323.04173655220-2330-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium683830.559
31020Colorado Rockies954451.4639.5548558-1020-2924-22L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field673928.582
41121San Diego Padres944351.45710.0491543-5222-2221-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium683335.485

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Dave Hajek3B-2B29.276Traded by Tigers to Padres for Earl Johnson. 
Marcus JensenC24.214Traded by Giants to Tigers for Brian Johnson. 
Brian JohnsonC29.190Traded by Tigers to Giants for Marcus Jensen. 
Josias ManzanilloP29.274Granted free agency 
Dan ReichertP21.004signed