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Friday May 16,2008This 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 2008-05-16

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers3Arizona Diamondbacks4BoxDan HarenZach MinerTony Pena
Oakland Athletics2Atlanta Braves3BoxManny AcostaAlan Embree(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates4Chicago Cubs7BoxSean GallagherTom GorzelannyKerry Wood
Cleveland Indians3Cincinnati Reds4BoxDavid WeathersJensen LewisFrancisco Cordero
Minnesota Twins4Colorado Rockies2BoxNick BlackburnUbaldo JimenezJoe Nathan
Kansas City Royals7Florida Marlins6BoxBrett TomkoAndrew MillerJoakim Soria
Toronto Blue Jays3Philadelphia Phillies10BoxJamie MoyerDavid Purcey(none)
Chicago White Sox2San Francisco Giants0BoxGavin FloydJonathan SanchezBobby Jenks
Tampa Bay Rays3St. Louis Cardinals1BoxAndy SonnanstineBraden LooperTroy Percival
Los Angeles Dodgers2Los Angeles Angels4BoxJoe SaundersHiroki KurodaFrancisco Rodriguez
Washington Nationals3Baltimore Orioles5BoxGarrett OlsonShawn HillGeorge Sherrill
San Diego Padres6Seattle Mariners4BoxChris YoungMiguel BatistaTrevor Hoffman
Houston Astros8Texas Rangers16BoxJamey WrightWesley Wright(none)

Standings as of 2008-05-16

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Tampa Bay Rays422517.595--1891622716-89-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field1207248.600
238Boston Red Sox432419.5581.52161932314-510-14L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park1197148.597
349Baltimore Orioles422319.5482.0173177-413-610-13W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards1194574.378
41121Toronto Blue Jays442123.4775.0165173-810-911-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsJ.P. RicciardiRogers Centre1186553.551
51222New York Yankees422022.4765.0173179-69-911-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I1206951.575
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1612Cleveland Indians422220.524--1771473014-128-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field1205961.492
2716Minnesota Twins412120.5120.5179182-314-107-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1226755.549
3817Chicago White Sox422121.5001.0187165229-812-13W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field1216853.562
41020Kansas City Royals412021.4881.5153175-2210-1210-9W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1215566.455
51327Detroit Tigers421626.3816.0189226-378-128-14L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park1205862.483
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Los Angeles Angels442519.568--198197113-1012-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim1187543.636
2511Oakland Athletics432320.5351.51911583312-911-11L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneMcAfee Coliseum1185266.441
3918Texas Rangers432122.4883.5216237-2111-1010-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1195861.487
41428Seattle Mariners431627.3728.5175203-289-137-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiSafeco Field1194574.378
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Florida Marlins412318.561--203194912-1011-8L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillDolphin Stadium1206159.508
246Philadelphia Phillies432419.558--2111902113-911-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelPat GillickCitizens Bank Park1196851.571
3713New York Mets392019.5132.0186178812-98-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Willie RandolphOmar MinayaShea Stadium1236954.561
4815Atlanta Braves412120.5122.01961564015-46-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field1215170.421
51325Washington Nationals431825.4196.0170211-4110-118-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaJim BowdenNationals Park1184177.347
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Chicago Cubs422616.619--2451747118-78-9W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field1197148.597
257Houston Astros432419.5582.52161991711-613-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park1186256.525
3610St. Louis Cardinals442420.5453.01951851015-109-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1186256.525
41019Milwaukee Brewers412021.4885.5177198-2111-99-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park1217051.579
51123Pittsburgh Pirates422022.4766.0209225-1612-88-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1204773.392
61224Cincinnati Reds421923.4527.0186210-2412-97-14W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1205565.458
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Arizona Diamondbacks422715.643--2321795318-79-8W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinJosh ByrnesChase Field1205565.458
2914Los Angeles Dodgers412120.5125.52021822011-910-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium1216358.521
31426San Francisco Giants431726.39510.5150202-5211-136-13L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park1195564.462
41529San Diego Padres431627.37211.5146204-588-108-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park1194772.395
51630Colorado Rockies421527.35712.0178222-447-118-16L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field1205961.492

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Callix Crabbe2B25.091Returned to Brewers by Padres 
Glendon RuschP33.190Signed by Rockies to minor league contract