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Thursday May 8,2008This 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 2008-05-08

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Philadelphia Phillies3Arizona Diamondbacks8BoxBrandon WebbBrett Myers(none)
San Diego Padres4Atlanta Braves5BoxManny AcostaJoe Thatcher(none)
St. Louis Cardinals3Colorado Rockies9BoxJorge de la RosaKyle Lohse(none)
Milwaukee Brewers2Florida Marlins7BoxLogan KensingCarlos Villanueva(none)
Washington Nationals8Houston Astros3BoxJohn LannanBrandon Backe(none)
San Francisco Giants4Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxFranquelis OsoriaMatt CainMatt Capps
Minnesota Twins2Chicago White Sox6BoxJohn DanksKevin Slowey(none)
Boston Red Sox5Detroit Tigers1BoxJosh BeckettJustin Verlander(none)
Baltimore Orioles4Kansas City Royals1BoxDaniel CabreraLuke Hochevar(none)
Cleveland Indians3New York Yankees6BoxMike MussinaPaul ByrdMariano Rivera
Texas Rangers5Seattle Mariners0BoxFranklyn GermanFelix Hernandez(none)
Tampa Bay Rays8Toronto Blue Jays3BoxJ.P. HowellShawn Camp(none)

Standings as of 2008-05-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Boston Red Sox372314.622--1871573014-59-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park1257253.576
2412Tampa Bay Rays341816.5293.5159150910-78-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field1287949.617
4616New York Yankees361818.5004.515715619-99-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I1267155.563
3715Baltimore Orioles361818.5004.5144154-1010-68-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards1255075.400
5817Toronto Blue Jays361719.4725.51441321210-97-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsJP RicciardiRogers Centre1266957.548
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1513Minnesota Twins331716.515--140144-411-66-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1307159.546
3920Cleveland Indians341618.4711.514313768-118-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field1286563.508
21019Chicago White Sox341618.4711.5153137169-87-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field1297356.566
41222Kansas City Royals341519.4412.5120150-306-109-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1286068.469
51325Detroit Tigers361521.4173.5172199-277-118-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park1265967.468
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
234Oakland Athletics362214.611--1711294212-910-5W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneMcAfee Coliseum1255372.424
123Los Angeles Angels362214.611--173166710-812-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim1267848.619
31121Texas Rangers361620.4446.0163195-326-810-12W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1266363.500
41429Seattle Mariners361422.3898.0141161-208-106-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiSafeco Field1264779.373
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Florida Marlins342014.588--158160-212-98-5W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillDolphin Stadium1276463.504
269Philadelphia Phillies362016.5561.01731591410-810-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelPat GillickCitizens Bank Park1267254.571
3710Atlanta Braves331815.5451.51691244514-44-11W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field1295475.419
4811New York Mets321715.5312.015214399-58-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Willie RandolphOmar MinayaShea Stadium1307258.554
51224Washington Nationals351520.4295.5141170-2910-85-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaJim BowdenNationals Park1264482.349
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125St. Louis Cardinals362214.611--1661422414-78-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1266462.508
247Chicago Cubs341915.5592.01951514411-68-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field1277849.614
3914Houston Astros351817.5143.5165160511-67-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park1266858.540
41018Milwaukee Brewers341618.4715.0146168-227-69-12L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park1287454.578
51123Pittsburgh Pirates341519.4416.0171192-219-76-12W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1285276.406
61527Cincinnati Reds351421.4007.5146170-248-96-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1276067.472
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Arizona Diamondbacks352312.657--2011485314-79-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinJosh ByrnesChase Field1275968.465
258Los Angeles Dodgers341915.5593.51781473111-68-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium1286563.508
31328Colorado Rockies351421.4009.0157187-307-107-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field1276067.472
41426San Francisco Giants351421.4009.0117165-488-86-13L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park1275869.457
51630San Diego Padres351223.34311.0117166-496-96-14L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park1275176.402

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jason MichaelsLF32.004Traded by Indians with cash considerations for a player to be named later