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Games on 1998-05-17

Top1998 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALTampa Bay Rays7Baltimore Orioles3Boxscore - PBP947,6283:09Jason JohnsonScott KamienieckiJim Mecir (1-0)Alan Mills (0-2)-Larry RothschildRay MillerOriole Park at Ca
ALKansas City Royals3Boston Red Sox5Boxscore - PBP929,7362:41Glendon RuschDerek LoweRon Mahay (1-0)Glendon Rusch (3-6)Tom Gordon (16)Tony MuserJimy WilliamsFenway Park
ALOakland Athletics9Chicago White Sox7Boxscore - PBP919,0023:18Tom CandiottiScott EyreBuddy Groom (2-1)Bill Simas (0-1)Billy Taylor (8)Art HoweJerry ManuelGuaranteed Rate F
ALOakland Athletics9Chicago White Sox7Boxscore - PBP919,0023:18Tom CandiottiScott EyreBuddy Groom (2-1)Bill Simas (0-1)Billy Taylor (8)Art HoweJerry ManuelU.S. Cellular Fie
ALTexas Rangers1Cleveland Indians0Boxscore - PBP942,2472:26Aaron SeleBartolo ColonAaron Sele (7-2)Bartolo Colon (3-2)John Wetteland (12)Johnny OatesMike HargroveProgressive Field
ALAnaheim Angels3Detroit Tigers4Boxscore - PBP913,4762:52Omar OlivaresJustin ThompsonBryce Florie (3-0)Rich DeLucia (1-3)Todd Jones (6)Terry CollinsBuddy BellTiger Stadium
ALMinnesota Twins0New York Yankees4Boxscore - PBP949,8202:40LaTroy HawkinsDavid WellsDavid Wells (5-1)LaTroy Hawkins (2-4)-Tom KellyJoe TorreYankee Stadium I
ALSeattle Mariners3Toronto Blue Jays4Boxscore - PBP928,1112:47Jamie MoyerErik HansonDan Plesac (2-2)Heathcliff Slocumb (1-3)-Lou PiniellaTim JohnsonRogers Centre
NLPittsburgh Pirates2Arizona Diamondbacks8Boxscore - PBP944,0142:45Esteban LoaizaAndy BenesAndy Benes (3-3)Esteban Loaiza (2-2)-Gene LamontBuck ShowalterChase Field
NLChicago Cubs10Cincinnati Reds1Boxscore - PBP933,4802:32Kerry WoodDavid WeathersKerry Wood (5-2)David Weathers (2-3)Terry Mulholland (1)Jim RigglemanJack McKeonCinergy Field
NLMilwaukee Brewers1Colorado Rockies2Boxscore - PBP948,0412:29Paul WagnerJamey WrightJamey Wright (3-4)Brad Woodall (0-1)Jerry DiPoto (8)Phil GarnerDon BaylorCoors Field
NLAtlanta Braves1Houston Astros8Boxscore - PBP935,2502:29John SmoltzSean BergmanSean Bergman (4-2)John Smoltz (4-1)-Bobby CoxLarry DierkerAstrodome
NLMontreal Expos3Los Angeles Dodgers6Boxscore - PBP945,3822:56Mike JohnsonRamon MartinezRamon Martinez (5-2)Mike Johnson (0-1)Scott Radinsky (8)Felipe AlouBill RussellDodger Stadium
NLPhiladelphia Phillies1San Diego Padres3Boxscore - PBP927,9132:11Curt SchillingDonne WallDonne Wall (1-1)Curt Schilling (5-4)Trevor Hoffman (13)Terry FranconaBruce BochyQualcomm Stadium
NLNew York Mets2San Francisco Giants4Boxscore - PBP924,4083:01Al LeiterMark GardnerMark Gardner (3-2)Al Leiter (3-3)Robb Nen (9)Bobby ValentineDusty Baker3Com Park at Cand
NLNew York Mets2San Francisco Giants4Boxscore - PBP924,4083:01Al LeiterMark GardnerMark Gardner (3-2)Al Leiter (3-3)Robb Nen (9)Bobby ValentineDusty BakerCandlestick Park
NLFlorida Marlins4St. Louis Cardinals13Boxscore - PBP941,8362:49Chris HammondKent MerckerKent Mercker (3-2)Chris Hammond (0-2)-Jim LeylandTony LaRussaBusch Stadium II
17 Games on this date

Standings as of 1998-05-17.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees37289.757--2251636215-613-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I1258639.688
225Boston Red Sox422715.6433.52101793110-1017-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1206555.542
3617Baltimore Orioles422022.47610.5204205-110-1010-12L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ray MillerPat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1205961.492
4820Toronto Blue Jays432023.46511.0177206-2911-139-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1196851.571
5921Tampa Bay Rays411922.46311.0171190-1911-108-12W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry RothschildChuck LamarTropicana Field1214477.364
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Cleveland Indians422319.548--2272131410-1113-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1206654.550
21123Chicago White Sox411823.4394.5205241-369-148-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1216259.512
31224Minnesota Twins421824.4295.0192183910-118-13L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1205268.433
41326Kansas City Royals421626.3817.0176225-4910-116-15L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1195663.471
51427Detroit Tigers381424.3687.0176212-366-158-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1245173.411
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Texas Rangers422616.619--2612055611-915-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1206258.517
2513Anaheim Angels412120.5124.5191195-49-812-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1216457.529
3718Seattle Mariners422022.4766.023423228-1112-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1195663.471
41022Oakland Athletics411823.4397.521321309-109-13W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum1215665.463
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves443113.705--2451608513-718-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1187543.636
2711New York Mets392019.5138.5155130257-1013-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium1236855.553
31116Philadelphia Phillies412021.4889.5182196-146-1414-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaEd WadeVeterans Stadium1215566.455
41428Montreal Expos421527.35715.0135209-744-1411-13L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1205070.417
51529Florida Marlins441430.31817.0214271-574-1510-15L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1184078.339
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Houston Astros422715.643--2261547214-913-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1207545.625
247Chicago Cubs432518.5812.52051842111-1014-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1206555.542
3610Milwaukee Brewers412219.5374.5182184-212-910-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1215269.430
4812St. Louis Cardinals412120.5125.522922727-1414-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1216259.512
51015Cincinnati Reds432122.4886.5202206-411-1110-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1195663.471
61219Pittsburgh Pirates432023.4657.5172182-107-1213-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1194970.412
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1998 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123San Diego Padres432914.674--2141654914-1015-4W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1196950.580
258San Francisco Giants442519.5684.51971702711-1214-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1196455.538
3914Los Angeles Dodgers432122.4888.019118659-1512-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1196257.521
41325Colorado Rockies441826.40911.5224269-4513-115-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1185959.500
51630Arizona Diamondbacks431132.25618.0158238-804-207-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark1195465.454

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
P.J. BevisP17.293Signed as nondrafted free agent by Diamondbacks 
Adam HyzduCF-RF26.163Loaned by Diamondbacks to Monterrey (Mexican) April 7-