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Games on 1997-04-08

Top1997 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
NLHouston Astros2Atlanta Braves4Boxscore - PBP931,0642:48Mike HamptonTom GlavineTom Glavine (2-0)Mike Hampton (1-1)Mark Wohlers (3)Larry DierkerBobby CoxTurner Field
NLFlorida Marlins5Chicago Cubs3Boxscore - PBP935,3932:45Al LeiterSteve TrachselAl Leiter (2-0)Steve Trachsel (0-2)Robb Nen (3)Jim LeylandJim RigglemanWrigley Field
NLNew York Mets5Los Angeles Dodgers3Boxscore - PBP927,3182:37Bobby JonesIsmael ValdezBobby Jones (2-0)Ismael Valdez (1-1)Greg McMichael (1)Bobby ValentineBill RussellDodger Stadium
NLPittsburgh Pirates2San Diego Padres0Boxscore - PBP914,2782:20Steve CookeFernando ValenzuelaSteve Cooke (1-1)Sean Bergman (1-1)John Ericks (3)Gene LamontBruce BochyQualcomm Stadium
NLPhiladelphia Phillies2San Francisco Giants1Boxscore - PBP96,2602:47Mark LeiterOsvaldo FernandezMark Leiter (1-1)Osvaldo Fernandez (1-1)Ricky Bottalico (3)Terry FranconaDusty Baker3Com Park at Cand
NLPhiladelphia Phillies2San Francisco Giants1Boxscore - PBP96,2602:47Mark LeiterOsvaldo FernandezMark Leiter (1-1)Osvaldo Fernandez (1-1)Ricky Bottalico (3)Terry FranconaDusty BakerCandlestick Park
NLMontreal Expos1St. Louis Cardinals2Boxscore - PBP947,5422:44Jeff JudenAlan BenesMark Petkovsek (1-1)Ugueth Urbina (1-1)-Felipe AlouTony LaRussaBusch Stadium II
ALNew York Yankees9Anaheim Angels10Boxscore - PBP1217,2024:18Kenny RogersJason DicksonMike James (1-0)Jeff Nelson (0-2)-Joe TorreTerry CollinsAngel Stadium of
ALBoston Red Sox13Oakland Athletics7Boxscore - PBP99,0103:25Tim WakefieldWillie AdamsRicky Trlicek (2-1)Don Wengert (0-2)Butch Henry (2)Jimy WilliamsArt HoweOakland-Alameda C
ALCleveland Indians8Seattle Mariners14Boxscore - PBP924,3483:37Orel HershiserDennis MartinezEdwin Hurtado (1-0)Albie Lopez (0-1)-Mike HargroveLou PiniellaThe Kingdome
10 Games on this date

Standings as of 1997-04-08.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
115Baltimore Orioles642.667--323202-22-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1569462.603
2311Boston Red Sox743.5710.5463974-30-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1557481.477
4917New York Yankees734.4291.54431133-40-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1559362.600
31121Detroit Tigers734.4291.5535212-41-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1557679.490
51424Toronto Blue Jays523.4001.5211830-02-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1577483.471
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
128Milwaukee Brewers532.600--1819-12-21-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1567581.481
249Cleveland Indians743.571--525024-30-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1548272.532
3613Minnesota Twins743.571--3846-80-14-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1556491.413
4714Kansas City Royals633.5000.5312562-31-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1556491.413
51223Chicago White Sox523.4001.03137-61-11-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1567878.500
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1512Oakland Athletics743.571--3740-30-04-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1556194.394
21020Anaheim Angels734.4291.04143-20-03-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1558174.523
3816Seattle Mariners734.4291.04259-170-03-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1558768.561
41322Texas Rangers523.4001.0292450-12-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1577582.478
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Florida Marlins761.857--3524111-05-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1558669.555
223Atlanta Braves752.7141.03119121-24-0W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1559659.619
3919Montreal Expos734.4293.02534-90-13-3L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1557580.484
51225Philadelphia Phillies835.3753.51731-143-50-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium1546589.422
41126New York Mets835.3753.52935-63-50-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium1548569.552
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
144Houston Astros752.714--221750-15-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1557976.510
21018Cincinnati Reds734.4292.03341-81-32-1L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1557382.471
3815Pittsburgh Pirates734.4292.02324-13-40-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1557679.490
41327St. Louis Cardinals716.1434.01428-140-61-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1557283.465
51428Chicago Cubs707.0005.01941-220-60-1L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1556887.439
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
132Colorado Rockies752.714--5328254-21-0W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1557877.503
357San Diego Padres853.6250.54125160-05-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1547183.461
266Los Angeles Dodgers853.6250.5252140-05-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1548371.539
4710San Francisco Giants743.5711.0242310-04-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1558669.555


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Steve DeckerC31.165Signed as Free Agent by Mariners. 
Lou FrazierLF-CF32.072Signed as Free Agent by Orioles. 
Bob Hamelin1B29.131Signed as Free Agent by Tigers. 
Scott KlingenbeckP26.064Sent to Reds by Twins for future considerations. 
Brent MayneC28.354Signed as Free Agent by Athletics. 
Chris MichalakP26.094Signed as Free Agent by Diamondbacks. 
Carlos ReyesP28.004Released by Yankees.