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Games on 1996-04-19

Top1996 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALDetroit Tigers3California Angels4Boxscore - PBP932,6932:28Scott AldredMark LangstonMark Langston (1-1)Mike Myers (0-1)-Buddy BellMarcel LachemannAngel Stadium of
ALBoston Red Sox4Cleveland Indians9Boxscore - PBP940,5212:55Tom GordonDennis MartinezDennis Martinez (3-1)Tom Gordon (1-2)-Kevin KennedyMike HargroveProgressive Field
ALMilwaukee Brewers8Kansas City Royals2Boxscore - PBP915,3212:43Ben McDonaldChris HaneyBen McDonald (3-0)Chris Haney (0-3)-Phil GarnerBob BooneKauffman Stadium
ALNew York Yankees1Minnesota Twins7Boxscore - PBP920,2792:55Dwight GoodenFrankie RodriguezFrankie Rodriguez (2-1)Dwight Gooden (0-3)-Joe TorreTom KellyHubert H. Humphre
ALChicago White Sox4Oakland Athletics3Boxscore - PBP931,3203:13Wilson AlvarezAriel PrietoMatt Karchner (3-0)John Briscoe (0-1)Roberto Hernandez (4)Terry BevingtonArt HoweOakland-Alameda C
ALToronto Blue Jays10Seattle Mariners4Boxscore - PBP932,1892:59Pat HentgenBob WolcottPat Hentgen (3-1)Bob Wolcott (1-2)Brian Bohanon (1)Cito GastonLou PiniellaThe Kingdome
ALBaltimore Orioles7Texas Rangers26Boxscore - PBP941,1844:15Kent MerckerRoger PavlikDennis Cook (1-0)Kent Mercker (1-1)Ed Vosberg (4)Davey JohnsonJohnny OatesGlobe Life Park i
ALBaltimore Orioles7Texas Rangers26Boxscore - PBP941,1844:15Kent MerckerRoger PavlikDennis Cook (1-0)Kent Mercker (1-1)Ed Vosberg (4)Davey JohnsonJohnny OatesRangers Ballpark
NLSan Diego Padres1Atlanta Braves7Boxscore - PBP927,3752:06Joey HamiltonJohn SmoltzJohn Smoltz (3-1)Joey Hamilton (3-1)-Bruce BochyBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton Co
NLSan Francisco Giants6Chicago Cubs10Boxscore - PBP917,6622:41Allen WatsonKevin FosterKevin Foster (3-0)Allen Watson (1-2)-Dusty BakerJim RigglemanWrigley Field
NLLos Angeles Dodgers0Florida Marlins5Boxscore - PBP924,1432:32Ismael ValdezPat RappJay Powell (1-0)Darren Hall (0-1)-Tom LasordaRene LachemannSun Life Stadium
NLCincinnati Reds5Houston Astros13Boxscore - PBP922,7282:58Pete SchourekGreg SwindellDoug Brocail (1-0)Pete Schourek (3-1)-Ray KnightTerry CollinsAstrodome
NLPittsburgh Pirates1Montreal Expos2Boxscore - PBP913,2562:23Denny NeagleJeff FasseroBarry Manuel (1-0)Dan Plesac (0-1)-Jim LeylandFelipe AlouOlympic Stadium
NLColorado Rockies5New York Mets3Boxscore - PBP916,2252:50Kevin RitzPete HarnischKevin Ritz (2-2)Pete Harnisch (1-1)Curt Leskanic (4)Don BaylorDallas GreenShea Stadium
NLSt. Louis Cardinals1Philadelphia Phillies0Boxscore - PBP925,6142:51Mark PetkovsekRich HunterCory Bailey (2-0)Russ Springer (0-2)Dennis Eckersley (4)Tony LaRussaJim FregosiVeterans Stadium
15 Games on this date

Standings as of 1996-04-19.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles15114.733--797722-29-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1477770.524
2921New York Yankees1367.4624.05960-12-64-1L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1498663.577
31022Detroit Tigers18810.4444.5107134-274-84-2L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1444599.313
41123Toronto Blue Jays1679.4384.59195-44-43-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1466779.459
51428Boston Red Sox16313.1888.560105-452-81-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan DuquetteFenway Park1468264.562
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
257Milwaukee Brewers1486.571--8164174-34-3W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1487276.486
148Cleveland Indians1486.571--7866125-33-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1479156.619
3613Minnesota Twins1477.5001.0787352-35-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1487177.480
4819Chicago White Sox1578.4671.57375-25-52-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1477869.531
51326Kansas City Royals16511.3134.05581-262-63-5L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1457075.483
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Texas Rangers15114.733--11063472-39-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1477968.537
233Seattle Mariners17125.706--11784334-28-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1447371.507
3714California Angels1688.5003.58093-132-66-2W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiAnaheim Stadium1456283.428
41224Oakland Athletics1569.4005.0929024-42-5L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1477275.490
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Montreal Expos1697.563--8774135-44-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1467967.541
2510Atlanta Braves1798.5290.58160213-46-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1458758.600
31120Philadelphia Phillies1578.4671.5706825-42-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee ThomasVeterans Stadium1476087.408
41325Florida Marlins17611.3533.54272-303-73-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1457471.510
51427New York Mets14410.2864.08291-92-42-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McIlvaineShea Stadium1486781.453
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Chicago Cubs16106.625--9672242-38-3W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1466680.452
236St. Louis Cardinals17107.5880.57279-74-36-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1457867.538
3815Cincinnati Reds1688.5002.088112-243-35-5L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenRiverfront Stadium1467373.500
5912Pittsburgh Pirates1688.5002.07868106-42-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1466581.445
4616Houston Astros1688.5002.094103-94-24-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1467472.507
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125San Diego Padres16106.625--10269336-34-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersJack Murphy Stadium1468165.555
2711San Francisco Giants1688.5002.08287-55-63-2L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBob QuinnCandlestick Park1466086.411
31017Los Angeles Dodgers1789.4712.5626113-75-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1458263.566
41218Colorado Rockies1578.4672.581101-203-44-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1477671.517


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Luis PoloniaLF31.189Signed as Free Agent by Orioles.