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Games on 1996-04-26

Top1996 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALTexas Rangers5Baltimore Orioles4Boxscore - PBP944,0223:23Darren OliverDavid WellsMark Brandenburg (1-0)David Wells (2-2)Mike Henneman (4)Johnny OatesDavey JohnsonOriole Park at Ca
ALKansas City Royals4Boston Red Sox3Boxscore - PBP922,3852:56Tim BelcherRoger ClemensTim Belcher (2-1)Roger Clemens (0-4)Jeff Montgomery (5)Bob BooneKevin KennedyFenway Park
ALOakland Athletics5Detroit Tigers14Boxscore - PBP97,9413:15Doug JohnsGreg KeagleMike Christopher (1-1)Doug Johns (2-2)-Art HoweBuddy BellTiger Stadium
ALSeattle Mariners6Milwaukee Brewers5Boxscore - PBP913,0723:38Randy JohnsonScott KarlRafael Carmona (1-0)Mike Potts (0-1)Norm Charlton (2)Lou PiniellaPhil GarnerCounty Stadium
ALMinnesota Twins4New York Yankees5Boxscore - PBP914,4503:00Brad RadkeKenny RogersMariano Rivera (1-0)Brad Radke (3-3)John Wetteland (3)Tom KellyJoe TorreYankee Stadium I
ALCleveland Indians6Toronto Blue Jays3Boxscore - PBP930,2272:30Orel HershiserErik HansonOrel Hershiser (2-2)Erik Hanson (2-4)Jose Mesa (8)Mike HargroveCito GastonRogers Centre
NLPhiladelphia Phillies2Cincinnati Reds0Boxscore - PBP921,8422:36Mike GraceDave BurbaMike Grace (4-0)Dave Burba (0-2)Ricky Bottalico (7)Jim FregosiRay KnightCinergy Field
NLMontreal Expos6Colorado Rockies2Boxscore - PBP948,0243:07Tavo AlvarezArmando ReynosoTavo Alvarez (1-0)Armando Reynoso (1-2)-Felipe AlouDon BaylorCoors Field
NLChicago Cubs0Los Angeles Dodgers1Boxscore - PBP931,1722:40Steve TrachselPedro AstacioPedro Astacio (2-2)Steve Trachsel (1-2)Todd Worrell (6)Jim RigglemanTom LasordaDodger Stadium
NLNew York Mets6Pittsburgh Pirates10Boxscore - PBP913,1852:33Jason IsringhausenZane SmithJason Christiansen (2-2)Jason Isringhausen (1-2)-Dallas GreenJim LeylandThree Rivers Stad
NLHouston Astros2San Diego Padres3Boxscore - PBP921,2542:49Mike HamptonFernando ValenzuelaTim Worrell (2-0)Mike Hampton (2-2)Trevor Hoffman (5)Terry CollinsBruce BochyQualcomm Stadium
NLFlorida Marlins3San Francisco Giants0Boxscore - PBP912,4612:31Kevin BrownOsvaldo FernandezKevin Brown (2-3)Osvaldo Fernandez (3-1)-Rene LachemannDusty Baker3Com Park at Cand
NLFlorida Marlins3San Francisco Giants0Boxscore - PBP912,4612:31Kevin BrownOsvaldo FernandezKevin Brown (2-3)Osvaldo Fernandez (3-1)-Rene LachemannDusty BakerCandlestick Park
NLAtlanta Braves6St. Louis Cardinals1Boxscore - PBP934,5982:43Steve AveryAndy BenesSteve Avery (2-1)Andy Benes (1-3)-Bobby CoxTony LaRussaBusch Stadium II
14 Games on this date

Standings as of 1996-04-26.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146Baltimore Orioles22139.591--117124-74-69-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1407565.536
279New York Yankees20119.5501.01019475-76-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1428161.570
31123Toronto Blue Jays22913.4094.0127129-26-53-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1406575.464
41226Detroit Tigers24915.3755.0144188-444-115-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1384494.319
51428Boston Red Sox23617.2617.5100143-433-113-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan DuquetteFenway Park1397960.568
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Cleveland Indians21147.667--124101237-47-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1408555.607
268Chicago White Sox21129.5712.011097138-64-3W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1417368.518
3812Milwaukee Brewers211110.5243.0120102186-55-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1416972.489
41019Minnesota Twins211011.4764.0137116214-46-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1416873.482
51327Kansas City Royals23716.3048.084123-393-64-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1386870.493
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Texas Rangers22148.636--153113403-511-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1407664.543
235Seattle Mariners23149.6090.5144119255-49-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1387167.514
357California Angels21129.5711.5103113-103-79-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiAnaheim Stadium1405882.414
4915Oakland Athletics221111.5003.0132134-26-55-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1406773.479
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Montreal Expos23167.696--148103456-410-3W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1397267.518
2310Philadelphia Phillies221210.5453.510291118-44-6W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee ThomasVeterans Stadium1405585.393
3411Atlanta Braves241311.5423.510883255-58-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1388355.601
41222Florida Marlins241014.4176.56999-305-85-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1387068.507
51425New York Mets21813.3817.0122129-73-65-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McIlvaineShea Stadium1416378.447
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1514St. Louis Cardinals241212.500--99122-235-67-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1387662.551
3918Pittsburgh Pirates231112.4780.511211027-74-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1396277.446
2716Houston Astros231112.4780.5129140-116-55-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1397168.511
41121Chicago Cubs231013.4351.511810992-68-7L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1396673.475
51324Cincinnati Reds23914.3912.5116150-344-85-6L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenRiverfront Stadium1397267.518
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
121San Diego Padres23167.696--13790479-47-3W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersJack Murphy Stadium1397564.540
2613Los Angeles Dodgers241212.5004.5868514-108-2W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1387860.565
3817San Francisco Giants231112.4785.0120127-77-64-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBob QuinnCandlestick Park1395782.410
41020Colorado Rockies221012.4555.5109137-286-54-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1407367.521


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Robbie BeckettP23.284Claimed on waivers by Rockies from Marlins. 
Adam HyzduCF-RF24.142Signed as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Gregg OlsonP29.197Traded by Reds to Tigers for Yuri Sanchez. 
Yuri SanchezSS22.166Traded by Tigers to Reds for RHP Gregg Olson April 26 1996 
Yuri SanchezSS22.166Loaned by Tigers to coop Visalia March 31- 
Mike WalkerP29.204Signed as Free Agent by Tigers.