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Saturday April 5,1997This 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.

1997 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
Games -- Standings -- Boxscores -- Leaders -- Transactions -- Births -- Deaths

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Games on 1997-04-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago Cubs5Atlanta Braves11BoxJohn SmoltzLarry Casian(none)
Cincinnati Reds3Florida Marlins4BoxRobb NenKevin Jarvis(none)
St. Louis Cardinals2Houston Astros6BoxSid FernandezDonovan OsborneRamon Garcia
Pittsburgh Pirates3Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxFrancisco CordovaChan Ho ParkJohn Ericks
Colorado Rockies15Montreal Expos3BoxRoger BaileyRheal Cormier(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1San Diego Padres4BoxSterling HitchcockMike MimbsTrevor Hoffman
New York Mets0San Francisco Giants2BoxJoe RoaBarry ManuelRod Beck
Cleveland Indians7Anaheim Angels5BoxChad OgeaShigetoshi HasegawaPaul Shuey
Detroit Tigers15Chicago White Sox12BoxWillie BlairTony CastilloTodd Jones
Kansas City Royals5Minnesota Twins7BoxRich RobertsonChris HaneyRick Aguilera
New York Yankees10Oakland Athletics5BoxDwight GoodenMike MohlerMariano Rivera
Boston Red Sox8Seattle Mariners6BoxRicky TrlicekNorm CharltonHeathcliff Slocumb
Baltimore Orioles9Texas Rangers7BoxArthur RhodesDarren OliverRandy Myers
Milwaukee Brewers5Toronto Blue Jays2BoxJamie McAndrewWoody WilliamsDoug Jones

Standings as of 1997-04-05

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles4401.000--241772-02-0W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1589464.595
236Boston Red Sox431.7501.0241863-10-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1587583.475
4717Toronto Blue Jays422.5002.0191450-02-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1587484.468
3615New York Yankees422.5002.03015152-20-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1589464.595
5919Detroit Tigers523.4002.54043-32-30-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1577780.490
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Minnesota Twins541.800--322480-04-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1576493.408
2818Cleveland Indians422.5001.5262512-20-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1578473.535
31121Milwaukee Brewers312.3332.0914-51-20-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1587781.487
51222Kansas City Royals413.2502.51318-51-30-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1576691.420
41324Chicago White Sox413.2502.52634-81-10-2L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1577978.503
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1416Anaheim Angels422.500--201910-02-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1588276.519
2513Oakland Athletics422.500--2125-40-02-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1586395.399
31020Texas Rangers312.3330.5171610-01-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1597683.478
41423Seattle Mariners413.2501.01736-190-01-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1588969.563
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Florida Marlins541.800--271980-04-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1578869.561
2512Atlanta Braves532.6001.0231761-22-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1579859.624
368Montreal Expos532.6001.02226-40-03-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1577582.478
41126New York Mets514.2003.01827-91-40-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium1578770.554
51225Philadelphia Phillies514.2003.0924-151-40-0L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium1576790.427
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Houston Astros541.800--171160-04-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1578077.510
2911Cincinnati Reds532.6001.0292541-12-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1577384.465
31014Pittsburgh Pirates422.5001.5161512-20-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1587781.487
41327Chicago Cubs505.0004.01632-160-50-0L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1576889.433
51428St. Louis Cardinals505.0004.01024-140-50-0L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1577384.465
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113San Diego Padres541.800--3618180-04-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1577285.459
247San Francisco Giants431.7500.5171430-03-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1588771.551
479Los Angeles Dodgers532.6001.0131120-03-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1578572.541
3810Colorado Rockies532.6001.03424103-20-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1578077.510

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Phillip IrwinP10.039Released by Blue Jays 
Yovanny LopezOF16.293Signed as nondrafted free agent by Red Sox