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Games on 1996-08-02

Top1996 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALMinnesota Twins10Boston Red Sox11Boxscore - PBP928,0413:20Rick AguileraTom GordonMark Brandenburg (2-3)Dan Naulty (3-2)-Tom KellyKevin KennedyFenway Park
ALBaltimore Orioles1Cleveland Indians11Boxscore - PBP942,4652:50Scott EricksonOrel HershiserOrel Hershiser (11-7)Scott Erickson (5-10)-Davey JohnsonMike HargroveProgressive Field
ALSeattle Mariners2Detroit Tigers8Boxscore - PBP923,4052:35Matt WagnerOmar OlivaresOmar Olivares (6-7)Matt Wagner (3-3)-Lou PiniellaBuddy BellTiger Stadium
ALNew York Yankees3Kansas City Royals4Boxscore - PBP1028,6182:57Dwight GoodenKevin AppierJeff Montgomery (3-6)Mariano Rivera (4-2)-Joe TorreBob BooneKauffman Stadium
ALMilwaukee Brewers4Oakland Athletics3Boxscore - PBP1010,0563:14Scott KarlAriel PrietoAngel Miranda (5-5)Billy Taylor (5-3)Mike Fetters (20)Phil GarnerArt HoweOakland-Alameda C
ALChicago White Sox9Texas Rangers0Boxscore - PBP936,2992:46Alex FernandezRoger PavlikAlex Fernandez (11-7)Roger Pavlik (12-5)-Terry BevingtonJohnny OatesGlobe Life Park i
ALChicago White Sox9Texas Rangers0Boxscore - PBP936,2992:46Alex FernandezRoger PavlikAlex Fernandez (11-7)Roger Pavlik (12-5)-Terry BevingtonJohnny OatesRangers Ballpark
ALCalifornia Angels2Toronto Blue Jays9Boxscore - PBP930,2612:50Chuck FinleyPat HentgenPat Hentgen (13-6)Chuck Finley (11-9)-Marcel LachemannCito GastonRogers Centre
NLColorado Rockies7Chicago Cubs2Boxscore - PBP934,1862:53Kevin RitzAmaury TelemacoKevin Ritz (12-7)Amaury Telemaco (4-6)-Don BaylorJim RigglemanWrigley Field
NLSan Francisco Giants1Houston Astros5Boxscore - PBP922,6822:45Mark GardnerDoug DrabekDoug Drabek (5-7)Mark Gardner (9-4)Xavier Hernandez (2)Dusty BakerTerry CollinsAstrodome
NLAtlanta Braves1Los Angeles Dodgers2Boxscore - PBP949,0122:52John SmoltzChan Ho ParkScott Radinsky (1-1)John Smoltz (17-6)Mark Guthrie (1)Bobby CoxBill RussellDodger Stadium
NLCincinnati Reds1Montreal Expos11Boxscore - PBP912,9882:26Kevin JarvisPedro MartinezPedro Martinez (9-6)Kevin Jarvis (4-4)-Ray KnightFelipe AlouOlympic Stadium
NLSt. Louis Cardinals4New York Mets3Boxscore - PBP934,0912:45Todd StottlemyreBobby JonesTodd Stottlemyre (10-7)Bobby Jones (9-7)Rick Honeycutt (3)Tony LaRussaDallas GreenShea Stadium
NLPittsburgh Pirates8Philadelphia Phillies3Boxscore - PBP924,5052:41Jon LieberBobby MunozMarc Wilkins (2-0)Ron Blazier (2-1)-Jim LeylandJim FregosiVeterans Stadium
NLFlorida Marlins1San Diego Padres2Boxscore - PBP918,2392:38Al LeiterJoey HamiltonTrevor Hoffman (7-4)Yorkis Perez (3-4)-John BolesBruce BochyQualcomm Stadium
15 Games on this date

Standings as of 1996-08-02.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123New York Yankees1076443.598--5485113729-2635-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I552827.509
2612Baltimore Orioles1085553.5099.5619615425-2329-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards543321.611
31020Toronto Blue Jays1095158.46814.0564573-925-3126-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome532330.434
41325Boston Red Sox1074859.44916.0627662-3520-3528-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan DuquetteFenway Park553718.673
51428Detroit Tigers1093772.33928.0549767-21817-4120-31W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium531637.302
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Cleveland Indians1096643.606--63752711034-2332-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field523319.635
245Chicago White Sox1096049.5506.06035089530-2630-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II532528.472
3817Milwaukee Brewers1095356.48613.06406162425-2928-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium532726.509
4919Minnesota Twins1085157.47214.5606616-1023-2528-32L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome542727.500
51224Kansas City Royals1105060.45516.5507555-4827-2923-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium512526.490
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Texas Rangers1106149.555--6415479424-2837-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington522923.558
256Seattle Mariners1085949.5461.06866216529-2430-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome532627.491
3715Oakland Athletics1105555.5006.0609600931-2724-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum522329.442
41121California Angels1095158.4689.5534652-11818-3733-21L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiAnaheim Stadium521933.365
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves1086642.611--53241411828-2438-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium543024.556
227Montreal Expos1085949.5467.05194536626-2733-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium542925.537
31018New York Mets1105258.47315.0521522-120-3332-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McIlvaineShea Stadium521933.365
41123Florida Marlins1095059.45916.5448472-2416-3634-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium533023.566
51427Philadelphia Phillies1094465.40422.5440536-9622-3822-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee ThomasVeterans Stadium532330.434
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138St. Louis Cardinals1095851.532--5234982531-2827-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II533023.566
2511Houston Astros1105852.5270.5532545-1327-3131-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome522428.462
3713Cincinnati Reds1055352.5053.0486511-2527-2626-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenRiverfront Stadium572829.491
4916Chicago Cubs1085355.4914.55175051223-2930-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field542331.426
51222Pittsburgh Pirates1095059.4598.0510557-4725-2925-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium532330.434
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149San Diego Padres1115952.532--5394875229-2430-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersJack Murphy Stadium513219.627
2610Los Angeles Dodgers1105852.5270.54554352027-2931-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium523220.615
3814Colorado Rockies1095554.5053.0646667-2117-3638-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field532825.528
41326San Francisco Giants1074661.43011.0498564-6620-3326-28L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBob QuinnCandlestick Park552233.400


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Esteban BeltreSS28.220Signed as Free Agent by Phillies. 
Brent CooksonLF-RF26.329Sent to Orioles by Red Sox for future considerations. 
Ozwaldo MairenaP21.003Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Milt ThompsonCF-LF37.209Released by Rockies.