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Wednesday August 6,2008This 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 2008-08-06

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Pittsburgh Pirates2Arizona Diamondbacks0BoxJeff KarstensRandy Johnson(none)
Houston Astros4Chicago Cubs11BoxJason MarquisBrandon Backe(none)
Milwaukee Brewers6Cincinnati Reds3BoxJeff SuppanHomer BaileySalomon Torres
San Diego Padres4New York Mets2BoxCha-Seung BaekPedro MartinezTrevor Hoffman
Florida Marlins0Philadelphia Phillies5BoxKyle KendrickAnibal Sanchez(none)
Atlanta Braves2San Francisco Giants3BoxTim LincecumChuck JamesBrian Wilson
Los Angeles Dodgers6St. Louis Cardinals9BoxJoel PineiroDerek LoweChris Perez
Baltimore Orioles4Los Angeles Angels9BoxErvin SantanaGarrett Olson(none)
Detroit Tigers1Chicago White Sox5BoxJohn DanksJustin Verlander(none)
Boston Red Sox8Kansas City Royals2BoxTim WakefieldLuke Hochevar(none)
Minnesota Twins7Seattle Mariners3BoxNick BlackburnJarrod Washburn(none)
Cleveland Indians7Tampa Bay Rays10BoxTroy PercivalMasahide Kobayashi(none)
New York Yankees5Texas Rangers3BoxSidney PonsonTommy HunterMariano Rivera
Oakland Athletics1Toronto Blue Jays5BoxShaun MarcumGio Gonzalez(none)

Standings as of 2008-08-06

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Tampa Bay Rays1136845.602--5144595545-1723-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field492920.592
234Boston Red Sox1156649.5743.057646910740-1626-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park472918.617
3610New York Yankees1146252.5446.55545035136-2626-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I482721.563
4815Toronto Blue Jays1145856.50910.54904513933-2325-33W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cito GastonJP RicciardiRogers Centre482820.583
51018Baltimore Orioles1145559.48213.5550570-2029-2326-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards471334.277
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
145Chicago White Sox1136350.558--5684987037-1726-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field502624.520
257Minnesota Twins1146351.5530.55675363139-2124-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome492524.510
3917Detroit Tigers1135558.4878.05695571229-2226-36L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park491930.388
41221Kansas City Royals1155362.46111.0487561-7427-3226-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium472225.468
51326Cleveland Indians1134964.43414.0527529-229-2620-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field493217.653
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Angels1147143.623--5284794933-2238-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim482919.604
2713Texas Rangers1156055.52211.5651678-2731-2529-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington471928.404
31120Oakland Athletics1135360.46917.54594421732-2921-31L9T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneMcAfee Coliseum482226.458
41428Seattle Mariners1144470.38627.0471544-7323-3521-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim RigglemanLee PelekoudasSafeco Field481731.354
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Philadelphia Phillies1136251.549--5634887530-2532-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelPat GillickCitizens Bank Park493019.612
2511Florida Marlins1146054.5262.5543565-2233-2627-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillDolphin Stadium472423.511
3612New York Mets1135954.5223.05475113633-2126-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelOmar MinayaShea Stadium493019.612
41122Atlanta Braves1145262.45610.55154991633-2519-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field482028.417
51630Washington Nationals1134271.37220.0428546-11823-3319-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaJim BowdenNationals Park481731.354
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Chicago Cubs1156946.600--61547214343-1626-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field462818.609
226Milwaukee Brewers1156451.5575.05355122332-2332-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park472621.553
338St. Louis Cardinals1166452.5525.55575233433-2731-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III462224.478
4919Houston Astros1135459.47814.0495551-5629-2625-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park483216.667
51023Pittsburgh Pirates1145262.45616.5552631-7932-2620-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park481533.313
61324Cincinnati Reds1155263.45217.0496578-8231-2721-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark472225.468
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1714Arizona Diamondbacks1145955.518--5144872732-2327-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinJosh ByrnesChase Field482325.479
2816Los Angeles Dodgers1135657.4962.54744532132-2724-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium492821.571
31225Colorado Rockies1155263.4527.5535589-5432-2320-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field472225.468
41427San Francisco Giants1134865.42510.5436526-9022-3526-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park492425.490
51529San Diego Padres1144470.38615.0429538-10925-3419-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park481929.396


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Livan HernandezP33.167Claimed off waivers by Rockies from Twins 
Craig MonroeLF-RF31.160Released by Twins