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Tuesday April 8,1986This date in baseball
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Games on 1986-04-08

Top1986 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALKansas City Royals2New York Yankees4Boxscore - PBP955,6022:26Buddy BlackRon GuidryRon Guidry (1-0)Buddy Black (0-1)Dave Righetti (1)Dick HowserLou PiniellaYankee Stadium I
ALMinnesota Twins3Oakland Athletics2Boxscore - PBP944,7262:55Frank ViolaChris CodiroliFrank Viola (1-0)Chris Codiroli (0-1)Ron Davis (1)Ray MillerJackie MooreOakland-Alameda C
ALCalifornia Angels4Seattle Mariners8Boxscore - PBP1042,1213:22Mike WittMike MoorePete Ladd (1-0)Ken Forsch (0-1)-Gene MauchChuck CottierThe Kingdome
ALToronto Blue Jays3Texas Rangers6Boxscore - PBP940,6022:47Dave StiebJose GuzmanJose Guzman (1-0)Dave Stieb (0-1)Greg Harris (1)Jimy WilliamsBobby ValentineArlington Stadium
NLMontreal Expos0Atlanta Braves6Boxscore - PBP937,8582:30Bryn SmithRick MahlerRick Mahler (1-0)Bryn Smith (0-1)-Buck RodgersChuck TannerAtlanta-Fulton Co
NLSan Francisco Giants8Houston Astros3Boxscore - PBP922,9352:20Mike KrukowNolan RyanMike Krukow (1-0)Nolan Ryan (0-1)Mark Davis (1)Roger CraigHal LanierAstrodome
NLSan Diego Padres1Los Angeles Dodgers0Boxscore - PBP931,9152:11Dave DraveckyOrel HershiserDave Dravecky (1-0)Orel Hershiser (0-1)-Steve BorosTom LasordaDodger Stadium
NLNew York Mets4Pittsburgh Pirates2Boxscore - PBP948,9622:24Dwight GoodenRick ReuschelDwight Gooden (1-0)Rick Reuschel (0-1)-Davey JohnsonJim LeylandThree Rivers Stad
NLChicago Cubs1St. Louis Cardinals2Boxscore - PBP948,6722:12Rick SutcliffeJohn TudorJohn Tudor (1-0)Rick Sutcliffe (0-1)-Jim FreyWhitey HerzogBusch Stadium II
9 Games on this date

Standings as of 1986-04-08.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1986 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
472New York Yankees1101.000--4220-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clyde KingYankee Stadium I1618972.553
365Milwaukee Brewers1101.000--5321-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1607684.475
138Cleveland Indians1101.000--6421-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe KleinCleveland Stadium1618378.516
247Detroit Tigers1101.000--6510-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill LajoieTiger Stadium1618675.534
51025Baltimore Orioles101.0001.046-20-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1617388.453
61324Boston Red Sox101.0001.056-10-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanFenway Park1609565.594
7816Toronto Blue Jays101.0001.036-30-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1618675.534
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1986 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
2511Seattle Mariners1101.000--8440-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick BaldersonThe Kingdome1616695.410
114Minnesota Twins1101.000--3211-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ray MillerAndy MacPhailHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1617091.435
329Texas Rangers1101.000--6330-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom GrieveArlington Stadium1618675.534
71426California Angels101.0001.048-40-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike PortAnaheim Stadium1619269.571
51120Kansas City Royals101.0001.024-20-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John SchuerholzRoyals Stadium1617685.472
6918Oakland Athletics101.0001.023-10-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1617685.472
41222Chicago White Sox101.0001.035-20-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ken HarrelsonComiskey Park1617289.447
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1986 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
133New York Mets1101.000--4221-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium16110754.665
2510St. Louis Cardinals1101.000--2110-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dal MaxvillBusch Stadium II1607882.488
61115Pittsburgh Pirates101.0001.024-20-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Syd ThriftThree Rivers Stadium1616497.398
51017Philadelphia Phillies101.0001.047-30-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill GilesVeterans Stadium1608674.538
4919Montreal Expos101.0001.006-60-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Murray CookOlympic Stadium1607882.488
31223Chicago Cubs101.0001.012-10-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dallas GreenWrigley Field1597089.440
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1986 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
326San Francisco Giants1101.000--8351-00-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Roger CraigAl RosenCandlestick Park1618279.509
2412Cincinnati Reds1101.000--7430-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BergeschRiverfront Stadium1618576.528
111Atlanta Braves1101.000--6060-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Chuck TannerBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1607189.444
5714San Diego Padres211.5000.52201-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium1607387.456
4613Los Angeles Dodgers211.5000.52200-01-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1607288.450
6821Houston Astros101.0001.038-50-00-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerAstrodome1619665.596

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Joe BeckwithP31.070Signed as Free Agent by Blue Jays. 
Houston JimenezSS28.160Released by Twins.