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Games on 2008-05-05

Top2008 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
NLPhiladelphia Phillies11Arizona Diamondbacks4Boxscore - PBP921,2663:09Jamie MoyerMax ScherzerJamie Moyer (2-2)Max Scherzer (0-1)-Charlie ManuelBob MelvinChase Field
NLChicago Cubs3Cincinnati Reds5Boxscore - PBP920,2892:40Ryan DempsterJohnny CuetoJohnny Cueto (2-3)Ryan Dempster (4-1)Francisco Cordero (5)Lou PiniellaDusty BakerGreat American Ba
NLSt. Louis Cardinals6Colorado Rockies5Boxscore - PBP928,1833:16Joel PineiroUbaldo JimenezRandy Flores (1-0)Brian Fuentes (0-2)Jason Isringhausen (11)Tony LaRussaClint HurdleCoors Field
NLNew York Mets1Los Angeles Dodgers5Boxscore - PBP944,1812:38Oliver PerezChad BillingsleyChad Billingsley (2-4)Oliver Perez (2-3)-Willie RandolphJoe TorreDodger Stadium
ALBoston Red Sox6Detroit Tigers3Boxscore - PBP939,4783:29Daisuke MatsuzakaJeremy BondermanDaisuke Matsuzaka (5-0)Jeremy Bonderman (2-3)Jonathan Papelbon (10)Terry FranconaJim LeylandComerica Park
ALLos Angeles Angels4Kansas City Royals0Boxscore - PBP912,1572:22Ervin SantanaBrett TomkoErvin Santana (6-0)Ramon Ramirez (0-1)-Mike SciosciaTrey HillmanKauffman Stadium
ALBaltimore Orioles1Oakland Athletics2Boxscore - PBP1010,1283:07Garrett OlsonDana EvelandJoey Devine (3-0)Jim Johnson (0-1)-Dave TrembleyBob GerenOakland-Alameda C
ALTexas Rangers3Seattle Mariners7Boxscore - PBP916,6372:20Kevin MillwoodJarrod WashburnJarrod Washburn (2-4)Kevin Millwood (2-3)-Ron WashingtonJohn McLarenSafeco Field
ALChicago White Sox0Toronto Blue Jays1Boxscore - PBP916,6022:40Javier VazquezDustin McGowanDustin McGowan (2-2)Javier Vazquez (3-3)B.J. Ryan (5)Ozzie GuillenJohn GibbonsRogers Centre
9 Games on this date

Standings as of 2008-05-05.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Boston Red Sox342113.618--1681462214-57-8W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park1287454.578
2512Tampa Bay Rays311615.5163.5144137710-76-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field1318150.618
4714New York Yankees331716.5153.514814538-79-9W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I1297257.558
3615Baltimore Orioles331716.5153.5133143-1010-67-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards1285177.398
5818Toronto Blue Jays331617.4854.5131117149-77-10W5T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsJ.P. RicciardiRogers Centre1297059.543
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1411Minnesota Twins301614.533--124130-611-65-8W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1337261.541
31120Cleveland Indians311417.4522.513212848-116-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field1316764.511
41019Kansas City Royals311417.4522.5107137-305-89-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1316170.466
2921Chicago White Sox311417.4522.5139121187-77-10L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field1327557.568
51325Detroit Tigers331419.4243.5161180-196-98-10L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park1296069.465
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Los Angeles Angels342113.618--1641541010-811-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim1287949.617
235Oakland Athletics342014.5881.01611223910-910-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneMcAfee Coliseum1275572.433
31224Seattle Mariners331419.4246.5140144-48-76-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiSafeco Field1294782.364
41427Texas Rangers331320.3947.5146194-486-87-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1296663.512
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Philadelphia Phillies331914.576--1611412010-89-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelPat GillickCitizens Bank Park1297356.566
269Florida Marlins311714.5481.0142156-149-98-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillDolphin Stadium1306763.515
3710New York Mets301614.5331.5136137-19-57-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Willie RandolphOmar MinayaShea Stadium1327359.553
41017Atlanta Braves301515.5002.51541153911-44-11W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field1325775.432
51223Washington Nationals321418.4384.5125157-3210-84-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaJim BowdenNationals Park1294584.349
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122St. Louis Cardinals332112.636--1541243014-77-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1296564.504
247Chicago Cubs321814.5632.51921425011-67-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field1297950.612
3813Milwaukee Brewers311615.5164.0142152-107-69-9L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park1317457.565
4916Houston Astros321616.5004.515214489-57-11W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park1297059.543
51326Cincinnati Reds331320.3948.0137167-307-86-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1296168.473
61428Pittsburgh Pirates311219.3878.0151181-306-76-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1315576.420
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Arizona Diamondbacks322111.656--1831364712-69-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinJosh ByrnesChase Field1306169.469
258Los Angeles Dodgers321814.5633.01721314110-58-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium1306664.508
31122San Francisco Giants321418.4387.0106145-398-86-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park1305872.446
51629San Diego Padres321220.3759.0108151-436-96-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park1305179.392
41530Colorado Rockies321220.3759.0139175-365-97-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field1306268.477

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Greg Norton3B-1B35.303Traded by Mariners to Braves for a player to be named later (Nelson Payano) 
Bronson SardinhaRF25.029Released by Mariners