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Games on 1997-06-05

Top1997 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
NLHouston Astros5Cincinnati Reds6Boxscore - PBP922,4372:53Shane ReynoldsPete SchourekPete Schourek (5-4)Shane Reynolds (4-6)Jeff Shaw (9)Larry DierkerRay KnightCinergy Field
NLSan Diego Padres7Colorado Rockies9Boxscore - PBP1148,0183:43Sterling HitchcockKevin RitzSteve Reed (1-2)Terry Burrows (0-1)-Bruce BochyDon BaylorCoors Field
NLSan Francisco Giants5Los Angeles Dodgers4Boxscore - PBP930,4872:55William VanLandinghamIsmael ValdezWilliam VanLandingham (3-3)Ismael Valdez (3-7)Rod Beck (18)Dusty BakerBill RussellDodger Stadium
NLAtlanta Braves9Montreal Expos0Boxscore - PBP912,2122:56Denny NeagleDustin HermansonDenny Neagle (8-1)Dustin Hermanson (2-4)-Bobby CoxFelipe AlouOlympic Stadium
NLFlorida Marlins0New York Mets6Boxscore - PBP919,4102:09Kevin BrownArmando ReynosoArmando Reynoso (5-0)Kevin Brown (5-4)-Jim LeylandBobby ValentineShea Stadium
NLChicago Cubs8Philadelphia Phillies9Boxscore - PBP1013,1893:48Kevin FosterMark LeiterKen Ryan (1-0)Terry Adams (0-2)-Jim RigglemanTerry FranconaVeterans Stadium
NLSt. Louis Cardinals3Pittsburgh Pirates9Boxscore - PBP911,3822:24Todd StottlemyreEsteban LoaizaEsteban Loaiza (5-2)Todd Stottlemyre (4-4)-Tony LaRussaGene LamontThree Rivers Stad
ALChicago White Sox4Cleveland Indians5Boxscore - PBP1142,9483:47Jaime NavarroCharles NagyPaul Shuey (2-1)Carlos Castillo (0-1)-Terry BevingtonMike HargroveProgressive Field
ALSeattle Mariners14Detroit Tigers6Boxscore - PBP912,5723:07Jeff FasseroFelipe LiraJeff Fassero (5-2)Felipe Lira (4-3)-Lou PiniellaBuddy BellTiger Stadium
ALTexas Rangers6Kansas City Royals3Boxscore - PBP1117,3513:37Bobby WittKevin AppierJohn Wetteland (3-0)Hipolito Pichardo (1-2)-Johnny OatesBob BooneKauffman Stadium
ALBoston Red Sox2Milwaukee Brewers1Boxscore - PBP913,1962:47Tim WakefieldBen McDonaldTim Wakefield (2-4)Ben McDonald (6-4)Kerry Lacy (1)Jimy WilliamsPhil GarnerCounty Stadium
ALAnaheim Angels3Minnesota Twins0Boxscore - PBP910,5032:41Jason DicksonBob TewksburyJason Dickson (7-2)Bob Tewksbury (2-6)Troy Percival (4)Terry CollinsTom KellyHubert H. Humphre
ALOakland Athletics4Toronto Blue Jays3Boxscore - PBP930,1892:57Ariel PrietoPat HentgenCarlos Reyes (1-0)Pat Hentgen (5-3)Billy Taylor (10)Art HoweCito GastonRogers Centre
13 Games on this date

Standings as of 1997-06-05.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles533815.717--30620610017-821-7W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards1096049.550
259New York Yankees583127.5349.53262646218-1313-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I1046539.625
3817Toronto Blue Jays552629.47313.0210245-3514-1312-16L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome1075057.467
4918Detroit Tigers562630.46413.52902751512-1714-13L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium1065353.500
51426Boston Red Sox562333.41116.5290313-2312-1811-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park1065551.519
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1611Cleveland Indians542826.519--305297813-1515-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field1075849.542
2712Milwaukee Brewers552827.5090.5274275-18-1820-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium1065056.472
31019Chicago White Sox562630.4643.0294302-812-1614-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II1055451.514
41122Kansas City Royals552530.4553.5243267-2414-1411-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium1064264.396
51223Minnesota Twins582533.4315.0271329-5812-1513-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1044361.413
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
126Texas Rangers563125.554--2742542014-1217-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington1064660.434
238Anaheim Angels563026.5361.02982791912-1518-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field1065452.509
3410Seattle Mariners583127.5341.0345338717-1214-15W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome1045945.567
41324Oakland Athletics602535.4178.0296378-8212-2013-15W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1024062.392
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves583919.672--2861889818-921-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field1046242.596
233Florida Marlins573324.5795.52422222013-1420-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium1055946.562
345New York Mets583325.5696.02722076516-1317-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium1045549.529
4613Montreal Expos572928.5099.5280283-311-1718-11L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium1054956.467
51428Philadelphia Phillies572037.35118.5202316-1149-2011-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium1054857.457
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1714Pittsburgh Pirates582929.500--243264-2116-1313-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium1045054.481
2815Houston Astros592930.4920.5252245713-1816-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome1035548.534
31120St. Louis Cardinals572631.4562.52442281610-2016-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II1054758.448
41225Chicago Cubs582434.4145.0247259-1210-2114-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field1044460.423
51327Cincinnati Reds582236.3797.0213290-779-2113-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field1045450.519
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124San Francisco Giants573324.579--237245-815-1218-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point1055748.543
257Colorado Rockies583226.5521.53593302916-1616-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field1045153.490
3916Los Angeles Dodgers572829.4915.02061951110-1718-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium1056045.571
41021San Diego Padres572631.4567.0273284-1112-1414-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium1055055.476


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Rick BauerP20.146signed 
Mark Burke1B21.364signed 
Javier Colina2B18.110Signed as nondrafted free agent by Rockies 
Johnny EstradaC20.343signed 
Danny FathereeC18.284Signed as nondrafted free agent by Astros 
Randy FloresP21.310signed 
Kevin GrossP35.362Signed as Free Agent by Angels. 
Scott HendersonP22.098signed 
Scott Hodges3B18.161signed 
Spike LundbergP20.032signed 
Jeff Manto3B-1B32.286Traded by Blue Jays to Indians for Ryan Thompson. 
Keith MaxwellOF22.048signed 
Aaron MyetteP19.252signed 
Scott StricklandP21.040signed 
Ryan ThompsonCF-RF29.214Traded by Indians to Blue Jays for Jeff Manto. 
Dewayne WiseCF19.101signed