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Friday May 2,1997This date in baseball
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Games on 1997-05-02

Top1997 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
NLPittsburgh Pirates3Atlanta Braves2Boxscore - PBP937,5772:26Jason SchmidtGreg MadduxChris Peters (1-0)Mike Bielecki (1-1)Rich Loiselle (1)Gene LamontBobby CoxTurner Field
NLPhiladelphia Phillies7Colorado Rockies4Boxscore - PBP948,0312:28Bobby MunozMark ThompsonBobby Munoz (1-4)Mark Thompson (3-2)Ricky Bottalico (6)Terry FranconaDon BaylorCoors Field
NLFlorida Marlins1Houston Astros2Boxscore - PBP925,4212:32Pat RappShane ReynoldsShane Reynolds (4-2)Pat Rapp (2-2)Billy Wagner (6)Jim LeylandLarry DierkerAstrodome
NLChicago Cubs7Los Angeles Dodgers8Boxscore - PBP1041,3133:38Amaury TelemacoRamon MartinezTom Candiotti (3-1)Bob Patterson (1-2)-Jim RigglemanBill RussellDodger Stadium
NLSt. Louis Cardinals4New York Mets7Boxscore - PBP914,8772:46Donovan OsborneArmando ReynosoGreg McMichael (2-2)T.J. Mathews (0-1)John Franco (7)Tony LaRussaBobby ValentineShea Stadium
NLMontreal Expos5San Diego Padres4Boxscore - PBP922,5033:18Jeff JudenFernando ValenzuelaDave Veres (1-0)Doug Bochtler (0-1)Ugueth Urbina (3)Felipe AlouBruce BochyQualcomm Stadium
NLCincinnati Reds6San Francisco Giants2Boxscore - PBP911,9592:47Pete SchourekOsvaldo FernandezPete Schourek (2-2)Osvaldo Fernandez (3-2)-Ray KnightDusty Baker3Com Park at Cand
NLCincinnati Reds6San Francisco Giants2Boxscore - PBP911,9592:47Pete SchourekOsvaldo FernandezPete Schourek (2-2)Osvaldo Fernandez (3-2)-Ray KnightDusty BakerCandlestick Park
ALOakland Athletics1Baltimore Orioles7Boxscore - PBP946,1812:21Steve KarsayJimmy KeyJimmy Key (5-0)Steve Karsay (0-3)-Art HoweDavey JohnsonOriole Park at Ca
ALNew York Yankees9Kansas City Royals1Boxscore - PBP924,2583:34David ConeJim PittsleyDavid Cone (3-2)Jim Pittsley (0-2)Mariano Rivera (9)Joe TorreBob BooneKauffman Stadium
ALMilwaukee Brewers1Seattle Mariners8Boxscore - PBP937,4302:24Jeff D'AmicoRandy JohnsonRandy Johnson (4-0)Jeff D'Amico (0-2)-Phil GarnerLou PiniellaThe Kingdome
ALBoston Red Sox5Texas Rangers4Boxscore - PBP935,3383:38Aaron SeleJohn BurkettButch Henry (2-1)Danny Patterson (2-3)Heathcliff Slocumb (4)Jimy WilliamsJohnny OatesGlobe Life Park i
ALBoston Red Sox5Texas Rangers4Boxscore - PBP935,3383:38Aaron SeleJohn BurkettButch Henry (2-1)Danny Patterson (2-3)Heathcliff Slocumb (4)Jimy WilliamsJohnny OatesRangers Ballpark
ALMinnesota Twins3Toronto Blue Jays2Boxscore - PBP1030,2262:42Brad RadkeRobert PersonBrad Radke (2-1)Tim Crabtree (1-2)Rick Aguilera (5)Tom KellyCito GastonRogers Centre
14 Games on this date

Standings as of 1997-05-02.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles25187.720--14297458-410-3W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1378057.584
2411Boston Red Sox261412.5384.5151128238-76-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1366472.471
3512New York Yankees281513.5364.5165122438-77-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1348153.604
41121Toronto Blue Jays251114.4407.0101104-36-65-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1376572.474
51323Detroit Tigers271116.4078.0139154-155-96-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1356867.504
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
2715Milwaukee Brewers241212.500--111128-174-88-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1376671.482
1816Cleveland Indians261313.500--17417317-76-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1357362.541
3917Kansas City Royals251213.4800.512111837-65-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1365581.404
41222Minnesota Twins281216.4292.0129159-306-86-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1345678.418
51426Chicago White Sox25817.3204.5106138-324-84-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1367264.529
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Seattle Mariners281711.607--169152179-48-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1347361.545
238Texas Rangers251411.5601.5114103117-57-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1376374.460
3614Anaheim Angels241212.5003.0124135-115-57-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1387266.522
41019Oakland Athletics281315.4644.0130165-355-98-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1345282.388
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Atlanta Braves27207.741--14678688-412-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1358154.600
269Florida Marlins271512.5565.010610243-1012-2L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1357758.570
3710Montreal Expos261412.5385.5128133-55-89-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1366472.471
4918New York Mets281315.4647.5126108186-87-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium1347559.560
51225Philadelphia Phillies26917.34610.597127-306-83-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium1365977.434
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
157Houston Astros281612.571--11597187-79-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1346866.507
2813Pittsburgh Pirates271413.5191.597127-308-76-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1356570.481
31020St. Louis Cardinals271215.4443.59396-34-118-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1356174.452
41327Cincinnati Reds27819.2967.5102174-723-125-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1356867.504
51428Chicago Cubs27621.2229.5106146-402-134-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1356273.459
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Colorado Rockies26188.692--180131499-49-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1366571.478
234San Francisco Giants26179.6541.09885138-49-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1367363.537
346Los Angeles Dodgers261511.5773.01019566-59-6W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1367363.537
41124San Diego Padres261016.3858.011110744-76-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1366670.485

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Kevin JarvisP27.274Claimed on waivers by Tigers from Reds. 
Mike PerezP32.195Signed as Free Agent by Royals.