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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 2004-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Los Angeles Dodgers4Arizona Diamondbacks1BoxEric GagneBrian BruneyGiovanni Carrara
Houston Astros8Cincinnati Reds0BoxBrandon BackeAaron Harang(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2Milwaukee Brewers4BoxMatt WiseJohn Van BenschotenDanny Kolb
Chicago Cubs0Montreal Expos8BoxLivan HernandezMark Prior(none)
Florida Marlins5New York Mets0BoxJosh BeckettSteve Trachsel(none)
Atlanta Braves5Philadelphia Phillies3BoxMike HamptonEric Milton(none)
Colorado Rockies5San Francisco Giants9BoxBrett TomkoJeff FrancisDustin Hermanson
San Diego Padres3St. Louis Cardinals9BoxWoody WilliamsBrian Lawrence(none)
Anaheim Angels7Boston Red Sox10BoxCurt SchillingJohn LackeyKeith Foulke
Oakland Athletics7Chicago White Sox2BoxRich HardenFelix Diaz(none)
Detroit Tigers8Kansas City Royals9BoxJeremy AffeldtUgueth Urbina(none)
Texas Rangers5Minnesota Twins8BoxJuan RinconCarlos Almanzar(none)
Cleveland Indians22New York Yankees0BoxJake WestbrookJavier Vazquez(none)
Baltimore Orioles10Tampa Bay Rays6BoxBuddy GroomLance Carter(none)
Seattle Mariners7Toronto Blue Jays5BoxScott AtchisonKerry LigtenbergJ.J. Putz

Standings as of 2004-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2004 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112New York Yankees1318150.618--7226635938-3143-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I312011.645
234Boston Red Sox1307753.5923.574960814132-3245-21W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park322111.656
31022Baltimore Orioles1305971.45421.5660704-4430-3629-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MazzilliMike FlanaganOriole Park at Camden Yards321913.594
41123Tampa Bay Rays1315972.45022.0576652-7623-4136-31L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaChuck LamarTropicana Field301119.367
51227Toronto Blue Jays1325478.40927.5588672-8422-4332-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsJP RicciardiSkyDome291316.448
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2004 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
169Minnesota Twins1317358.557--6295903934-3039-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome311912.613
2715Cleveland Indians1336766.5047.07377191827-3840-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroJacobs Field291316.448
3817Chicago White Sox1306466.4928.56916583329-3535-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field321913.594
4920Detroit Tigers1326171.46212.56956831229-3932-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Alan TrammellDave DombrowskiComerica Park301119.367
51429Kansas City Royals1314685.35127.0569751-18217-4829-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony PenaAllard BairdKauffman Stadium311219.387
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2004 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Oakland Athletics1317853.595--6705719933-3445-19W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Ken MachaBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum311318.419
247Anaheim Angels1317556.5733.06846107437-2838-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill StonemanAngel Stadium of Anaheim311714.548
358Texas Rangers1307357.5624.56946355931-3542-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJohn HartAmeriquest Field321616.500
41328Seattle Mariners1315180.38927.0567673-10619-4632-34W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiSafeco Field311219.387
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2004 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Atlanta Braves1317754.588--65054310738-2839-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field311912.613
2713Florida Marlins1306862.5238.55805493133-3335-29W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BeinfestPro Player Stadium321517.469
3916Philadelphia Phillies1326567.49212.5663659432-3333-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BowaEd WadeCitizens Bank Park30219.700
41221New York Mets1316071.45817.0577590-1328-3832-33L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Art HoweJim DuquetteShea Stadium311120.355
51425Montreal Expos1325676.42421.5518622-10424-4132-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Omar MinayaOlympic Stadium,Hiram Bithorn Stadium301119.367
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2004 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111St. Louis Cardinals1318744.664--70552617944-2143-23W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II311813.581
2410Chicago Cubs1327260.54515.56405439735-3237-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerJim HendryWrigley Field301713.567
3814Houston Astros1326963.52318.56455816436-3033-33W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerMinute Maid Park30237.767
41018Cincinnati Reds1316269.47325.0607730-12328-3734-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave MileyDan O'BrienGreat American Ballpark311417.452
51119Pittsburgh Pirates1316170.46626.0566594-2829-3832-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lloyd McClendonDave LittlefieldPNC Park301119.367
61324Milwaukee Brewers1305674.43130.5508626-11825-3931-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park311120.355
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2004 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Los Angeles Dodgers1317754.588--6215259638-2939-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyPaul DePodestaDodger Stadium311615.516
2511San Francisco Giants1347361.5455.57036723134-3239-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Felipe AlouBrian SabeanSBC Park281810.643
3612San Diego Padres1317160.5426.06125595338-2733-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersPetco Park311615.516
41526Colorado Rockies1315576.42022.0675763-8824-4131-35L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field311318.419
51630Arizona Diamondbacks1324191.31136.5512742-23021-4520-46L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al PedriqueJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark301020.333


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Pat BordersC41.109Traded by Mariners to Twins for B.J. Garbe. 
Mike DiFeliceC35.095Sent to Cubs by Tigers for future considerations. 
Chad DurbinP26.271Claimed on waivers by Diamondbacks from Indians. 
Ben GrieveRF-LF28.119Traded by Brewers to Cubs for Andy Pratt and Cash. 
Angel MartinezP22.216Traded by Indians to Red Sox 
Sandy MartinezC31.332Purchased by Red Sox from Indians.