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Games on 2008-05-31

Top2008 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
NLWashington Nationals0Arizona Diamondbacks4Boxscore - PBP938,5071:52Jason BergmannBrandon WebbBrandon Webb (10-2)Jason Bergmann (1-2)-Manny ActaBob MelvinChase Field
NLColorado Rockies4Chicago Cubs5Boxscore - PBP941,5292:43Glendon RuschRyan DempsterRyan Dempster (7-2)Glendon Rusch (1-3)Carlos Marmol (3)Clint HurdleLou PiniellaWrigley Field
NLAtlanta Braves7Cincinnati Reds8Boxscore - PBP1038,5853:43Jair JurrjensJosh FoggFrancisco Cordero (2-0)Manny Acosta (3-2)-Bobby CoxDusty BakerGreat American Ba
NLHouston Astros1Milwaukee Brewers4Boxscore - PBP942,9132:24Brian MoehlerBen SheetsBen Sheets (6-1)Brian Moehler (2-2)Salomon Torres (5)Cecil CooperNed YostMiller Park
NLLos Angeles Dodgers2New York Mets3Boxscore - PBP953,5282:48Chad BillingsleyMike PelfreyDuaner Sanchez (2-0)Jonathan Broxton (2-2)Billy Wagner (11)Joe TorreWillie RandolphShea Stadium
NLFlorida Marlins7Philadelphia Phillies3Boxscore - PBP945,2612:49Ricky NolascoCole HamelsRicky Nolasco (5-3)Cole Hamels (5-4)-Fredi GonzalezCharlie ManuelCitizens Bank Par
NLSan Diego Padres5San Francisco Giants1Boxscore - PBP934,9212:34Josh BanksPat MischJosh Banks (2-0)Pat Misch (0-2)-Buddy BlackBruce BochyAT&T Park
NLPittsburgh Pirates14St. Louis Cardinals4Boxscore - PBP944,3023:02Paul MaholmMike ParisiPaul Maholm (3-5)Mike Parisi (0-2)-John RussellTony LaRussaBusch Stadium III
ALToronto Blue Jays2Los Angeles Angels3Boxscore - PBP1043,6452:57Shaun MarcumJohn LackeyScot Shields (3-1)Brian Tallet (0-1)-John GibbonsMike SciosciaAngel Stadium of
ALBoston Red Sox6Baltimore Orioles3Boxscore - PBP948,2813:20Jon LesterGarrett OlsonDavid Aardsma (2-1)Lance Cormier (0-2)Jonathan Papelbon (16)Terry FranconaDave TrembleyOriole Park at Ca
ALCleveland Indians2Kansas City Royals4Boxscore - PBP923,9232:46CC SabathiaKyle DaviesKyle Davies (1-0)CC Sabathia (3-7)Joakim Soria (12)Eric WedgeTrey HillmanKauffman Stadium
ALNew York Yankees7Minnesota Twins6Boxscore - PBP1236,4414:35Chien-Ming WangBoof BonserRoss Ohlendorf (1-1)Juan Rincon (2-2)Mariano Rivera (15)Joe GirardiRon GardenhireHubert H. Humphre
ALDetroit Tigers0Seattle Mariners5Boxscore - PBP933,4412:28Justin VerlanderFelix HernandezFelix Hernandez (3-5)Justin Verlander (2-8)-Jim LeylandJohn McLarenSafeco Field
ALChicago White Sox0Tampa Bay Rays2Boxscore - PBP936,0482:46Javier VazquezScott KazmirScott Kazmir (5-1)Javier Vazquez (5-4)Grant Balfour (1)Ozzie GuillenJoe MaddonTropicana Field
ALOakland Athletics4Texas Rangers8Boxscore - PBP936,7982:21Joe BlantonSidney PonsonSidney Ponson (4-1)Joe Blanton (3-7)-Bob GerenRon WashingtonGlobe Life Park i
ALOakland Athletics4Texas Rangers8Boxscore - PBP936,7982:21Joe BlantonSidney PonsonSidney Ponson (4-1)Joe Blanton (3-7)-Bob GerenRon WashingtonRangers Ballpark
16 Games on this date

Standings as of 2008-05-31.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Tampa Bay Rays563422.607--2532252823-1011-12W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field1066343.594
223Boston Red Sox583424.5861.02902513921-513-19W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park1046143.587
3510Toronto Blue Jays583127.5344.02352062915-1116-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsJ.P. RicciardiRogers Centre1045549.529
4714New York Yankees552827.5095.5249252-314-1214-15W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I1076146.570
51020Baltimore Orioles552728.4916.5224239-1516-1011-18L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards1064165.387
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Chicago White Sox563026.536--2412063513-1017-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field1075948.551
2815Minnesota Twins552827.5091.5256268-1216-1412-13L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1086048.556
31123Cleveland Indians552530.4554.52252101516-169-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field1075651.523
41225Detroit Tigers552332.4186.5261279-1812-1411-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park1075156.477
51328Kansas City Royals562234.3938.0201259-5811-1611-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1065353.500
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Los Angeles Angels573324.579--241237417-1316-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim1056738.638
2613Oakland Athletics562927.5183.52412103117-1312-14L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneMcAfee Coliseum1054659.438
3916Texas Rangers572928.5094.0300308-814-1115-17W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1055055.476
41429Seattle Mariners562135.37511.5226283-5714-157-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiSafeco Field1064066.377
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Florida Marlins543123.574--264257718-1213-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillDolphin Stadium1075354.495
247Philadelphia Phillies573225.5610.53082476117-1215-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelPat GillickCitizens Bank Park1056045.571
3712Atlanta Braves562927.5183.02652125322-77-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field1064363.406
4817New York Mets542727.5004.0259254516-1111-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Willie RandolphOmar MinayaShea Stadium1086246.574
51324Washington Nationals572433.4218.5217268-5113-1511-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaJim BowdenNationals Park1043569.337
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Chicago Cubs563521.625--3192299025-810-13W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field1056243.590
224St. Louis Cardinals573324.5792.52592392020-1213-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1055352.505
3611Houston Astros573027.5265.5266269-315-915-18L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park1045648.538
4918Milwaukee Brewers562828.5007.0238261-2315-1013-18W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park1066244.585
51121Cincinnati Reds562729.4828.0256278-2218-109-19W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1064759.443
61222Pittsburgh Pirates552629.4738.5276300-2415-1111-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1074166.383
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
158Arizona Diamondbacks563125.554--2822344820-1211-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinJosh ByrnesChase Field1065155.481
21019Los Angeles Dodgers552728.4913.52482361215-1112-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium1075750.533
31426San Francisco Giants562333.4118.0214265-5111-1712-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park1064957.462
41527San Diego Padres572334.4048.5207267-6013-1510-19W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park1054065.381
51630Colorado Rockies562036.35711.0237309-7212-148-22L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field1065452.509


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Casey PattenP132.024Traded by Senators to Red Sox for Jesse Tannehill. 
Jesse TannehillP133.321Traded by Red Sox to Senators for Case Patten.