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Saturday July 31,2004This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Games on 2004-07-31

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Mets0Atlanta Braves8BoxJaret WrightKris Benson(none)
Philadelphia Phillies4Chicago Cubs3BoxKevin MillwoodMatt ClementTim Worrell
Houston Astros8Cincinnati Reds0BoxDarren OliverBrandon Claussen(none)
Arizona Diamondbacks4Colorado Rockies8BoxShawn EstesBrandon WebbShawn Chacon
Montreal Expos8Florida Marlins5BoxRocky BiddleJosias ManzanilloChad Cordero
Pittsburgh Pirates4Milwaukee Brewers1BoxRyan VogelsongVictor SantosJose Mesa
Los Angeles Dodgers2San Diego Padres3BoxAkinori OtsukaDarren DreifortTrevor Hoffman
St. Louis Cardinals7San Francisco Giants8BoxKirk RueterMatt MorrisJason Christiansen
Seattle Mariners8Anaheim Angels9BoxBrendan DonnellyEddie Guardado(none)
Chicago White Sox2Detroit Tigers3BoxUgueth UrbinaCliff Politte(none)
Cleveland Indians3Kansas City Royals10BoxZack GreinkeKazuhito Tadano(none)
Boston Red Sox4Minnesota Twins5BoxJuan RinconAlan EmbreeJoe Nathan
Baltimore Orioles4New York Yankees6BoxJavier VazquezErik BedardMariano Rivera
Toronto Blue Jays5Tampa Bay Rays6BoxJorge SosaDavid BushDanys Baez
Oakland Athletics9Texas Rangers4BoxBarry ZitoRyan Drese(none)

Standings as of 2004-07-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2004 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112New York Yankees1036538.631--5655046128-2537-13W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I593623.610
259Boston Red Sox1025646.5498.55734957823-2833-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park604218.700
31023Tampa Bay Rays1034954.47616.0454499-4519-3230-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaChuck LamarTropicana Field582137.362
41124Baltimore Orioles1024656.45118.5516554-3824-2722-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MazzilliMike FlanaganOriole Park at Camden Yards603228.533
51226Toronto Blue Jays1034558.43720.0451491-4018-3327-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Carlos ToscaJ.P. RicciardiSkyDome582236.379
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2004 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Minnesota Twins1035845.563--4854652029-2229-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome593425.576
2713Chicago White Sox1015249.5155.05384795922-2830-21L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field613130.508
3814Cleveland Indians1045351.5105.5577576121-2832-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroJacobs Field582731.466
4920Detroit Tigers1045054.4818.55515312023-3027-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Alan TrammellDave DombrowskiComerica Park582236.379
51429Kansas City Royals1023666.35321.5429570-14113-3823-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony PenaAllard BairdKauffman Stadium602238.367
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2004 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Oakland Athletics1035845.563--5204645622-3036-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ken MachaBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum593326.559
246Texas Rangers1025745.5590.55605085226-2931-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJohn HartAmeriquest Field603228.533
3610Anaheim Angels1045648.5382.55324805227-2429-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill StonemanAngel Stadium of Anaheim583622.621
41328Seattle Mariners1033964.37919.0433527-9414-3725-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiSafeco Field592435.407
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2004 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Atlanta Braves1035746.553--4904197128-2429-22W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field593920.661
2715Philadelphia Phillies1045351.5104.5512512024-2729-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BowaEd WadeCitizens Bank Park583325.569
3916Florida Marlins1045252.5005.5451459-824-2828-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BeinfestPro Player Stadium583127.534
41322New York Mets1034954.4768.0451453-222-3127-23L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Art HoweJim DuquetteShea Stadium592237.373
51527Montreal Expos1044163.39416.5377486-10918-3423-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Omar MinayaOlympic Stadium,Hiram Bithorn Stadium582632.448
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2004 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111St. Louis Cardinals1036637.641--55642613035-1731-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II593920.661
2511Chicago Cubs1045648.53810.54834028126-2730-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerJim HendryWrigley Field583325.569
3817Houston Astros1045252.50014.54844414325-2527-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerMinute Maid Park584018.690
41018Cincinnati Reds1045153.49015.5480567-8722-3129-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave MileyDan O'BrienGreat American Ballpark582533.431
51119Milwaukee Brewers1035053.48516.0414452-3823-2927-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park581741.293
61221Pittsburgh Pirates1024953.48016.5454450423-2726-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lloyd McClendonDave LittlefieldPNC Park592336.390
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2004 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Los Angeles Dodgers1036043.583--4794196028-2432-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyPaul DePodestaDodger Stadium593326.559
237San Diego Padres1045846.5582.54664333328-2330-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersPetco Park582929.500
3612San Francisco Giants1065749.5384.5529525427-2630-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Felipe AlouBrian SabeanSBC Park563422.607
41425Colorado Rockies1044658.44214.5560606-4620-3126-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field582236.379
51630Arizona Diamondbacks1063373.31128.5425602-17717-3616-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al PedriqueJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark561838.321

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Reggie AbercrombieOF23.016Traded by Dodgers to Diamondbacks July 31 2004 
Francis BeltranP24.245Traded by Cubs with Justin Jones, Alex Gonzalez and Brendan Harris to Expos for Matt Murton and Nomar Garciaparra. 
Orlando Cabrera2B29.271Traded by Expos to Red Sox for Francis Beltran, Alex Gonzalez and Brendan Harris. 
Travis ChickP20.051Traded by Marlins to Padres July 31 2004 
Jose ContrerasP32.238Traded by Yankees with Cash to White Sox for Esteban Loaiza. 
Scott EricksonP36.180Traded by Mets to Rangers for Josh Hoffpauir. 
Steve FinleyCF39.141Traded by Diamondbacks with Brent Mayne to Dodgers for Reggie Abercrombie, Bill Murphy and Koyie Hill. 
Nomar GarciaparraSS31.008Traded by Red Sox with Matt Murton to Cubs for Doug Mientkiewicz and Orlando Cabrera. 
Alex GonzalezSS31.114Traded by Cubs with Justin Jones, Francis Beltran and Brendan Harris to Expos for Matt Murton and Nomar Garciaparra. 
Brendan HarrisSS23.339Traded by Cubs with Justin Jones, Francis Beltran and Alex Gonzalez to Expos for Matt Murton and Nomar Garciaparra. 
Koyie HillC25.144Traded by Dodgers with Reggie Abercrombie and Bill Murphy to Diamondbacks for Brent Mayne and Steve Finley. 
Justin JonesP19.309Traded by Cubs to Twins July 31 2004 
Esteban LoaizaP32.213Traded by White Sox to Yankees for Jose Contreras and Cash. 
Tom MartinP34.071Traded by Dodgers to Braves for Matt Merricks. 
Brent MayneC36.103Traded by Diamondbacks with Steve Finley to Dodgers for Reggie Abercrombie, Bill Murphy and Koyie Hill. 
Matt MerricksP21.359Traded by Braves to Dodgers July 31 2004 
Doug Mientkiewicz1B30.042Traded by Twins to Red Sox for Justin Jones. 
Bill MurphyP23.083Traded by Dodgers to Diamondbacks July 31 2004 
Matt MurtonOF22.301Traded by Red Sox to Cubs July 31 2004 
Abraham NunezRF-LF27.176Traded by Marlins to Royals for Rudy Seanez. 
Dave RobertsCF-LF32.061Traded by Dodgers to Red Sox for Henri Stanley. 
Rudy SeanezP35.284Traded by Royals to Marlins for Abraham Nunez. 
Jason ShelleyP27.134Released by Brewers 
Henri StanleyOF26.228Traded by Red Sox to Dodgers July 31 2004 
Ismael ValdezP30.344Traded by Padres to Marlins for Travis Chick.