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Games on 1997-08-16

Top1997 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
NLNew York Mets5Colorado Rockies7Boxscore - PBP948,3112:55Pete HarnischRoger BaileyDarren Holmes (5-2)Greg McMichael (7-10)Jerry DiPoto (7)Bobby ValentineDon BaylorCoors Field
NLPittsburgh Pirates10Florida Marlins5Boxscore - PBP940,0313:19Francisco CordovaTony SaundersFrancisco Cordova (9-6)Tony Saunders (3-4)-Gene LamontJim LeylandSun Life Stadium
NLPhiladelphia Phillies5Houston Astros3Boxscore - PBP928,2602:47Tyler GreenDarryl KileJerry Spradlin (2-6)Billy Wagner (7-5)Ricky Bottalico (23)Terry FranconaLarry DierkerAstrodome
NLCincinnati Reds3Los Angeles Dodgers5Boxscore - PBP953,4642:52Kent MerckerChan Ho ParkChan Ho Park (12-6)Kent Mercker (8-9)Todd Worrell (29)Jack McKeonBill RussellDodger Stadium
NLChicago Cubs3San Diego Padres4Boxscore - PBP1041,7202:47Kevin FosterJoey HamiltonTrevor Hoffman (6-4)Terry Adams (1-7)-Jim RigglemanBruce BochyQualcomm Stadium
NLMontreal Expos8San Francisco Giants5Boxscore - PBP925,3453:15Dustin HermansonPat RappDustin Hermanson (8-5)Pat Rapp (5-8)Ugueth Urbina (19)Felipe AlouDusty Baker3Com Park at Cand
NLMontreal Expos8San Francisco Giants5Boxscore - PBP925,3453:15Dustin HermansonPat RappDustin Hermanson (8-5)Pat Rapp (5-8)Ugueth Urbina (19)Felipe AlouDusty BakerCandlestick Park
NLAtlanta Braves5St. Louis Cardinals3Boxscore - PBP947,2292:32Greg MadduxMatt MorrisGreg Maddux (16-3)Matt Morris (8-8)Mark Wohlers (29)Bobby CoxTony LaRussaBusch Stadium II
ALAnaheim Angels9Baltimore Orioles10Boxscore - PBP947,8153:25Ken HillRick KrivdaArthur Rhodes (8-3)Darrell May (0-1)Randy Myers (36)Terry CollinsDavey JohnsonOriole Park at Ca
ALMinnesota Twins4Boston Red Sox12Boxscore - PBP930,0113:13Shane BowersTim WakefieldTim Wakefield (7-14)Shane Bowers (0-3)-Tom KellyJimy WilliamsFenway Park
ALSeattle Mariners11Chicago White Sox6Boxscore - PBP940,2232:47Jamie MoyerDoug DrabekBobby Ayala (8-4)Doug Drabek (9-8)-Lou PiniellaTerry BevingtonGuaranteed Rate F
ALSeattle Mariners11Chicago White Sox6Boxscore - PBP940,2232:47Jamie MoyerDoug DrabekBobby Ayala (8-4)Doug Drabek (9-8)-Lou PiniellaTerry BevingtonU.S. Cellular Fie
ALToronto Blue Jays4Cleveland Indians8Boxscore - PBP942,9082:53Pat HentgenJeff JudenPaul Shuey (3-1)Paul Quantrill (5-5)-Cito GastonMike HargroveProgressive Field
ALKansas City Royals2Detroit Tigers1Boxscore - PBP915,5022:50Kevin AppierKevin JarvisKevin Appier (7-10)Kevin Jarvis (0-4)Jeff Montgomery (10)Tony MuserBuddy BellTiger Stadium
ALOakland Athletics5Milwaukee Brewers6Boxscore - PBP917,0313:02Don WengertCal EldredDoug Jones (4-5)Mike Mohler (1-9)-Art HowePhil GarnerCounty Stadium
ALTexas Rangers8New York Yankees5Boxscore - PBP1041,6344:13Darren OliverAndy PettitteJohn Wetteland (7-2)Ramiro Mendoza (4-5)-Johnny OatesJoe TorreYankee Stadium I
16 Games on this date

Standings as of 1997-08-16.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1187543.636--61145315841-2134-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards442321.523
223New York Yankees1217249.5954.565050015035-2337-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I412417.585
3613Boston Red Sox1246163.49217.06926682429-2832-35W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park381721.447
41017Toronto Blue Jays1205862.48318.0476498-2227-3031-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome421824.429
51121Detroit Tigers1225666.45921.0603618-1524-3532-31L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium402317.575
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510Cleveland Indians1196356.529--6426132929-2634-30W4T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field422319.548
3818Milwaukee Brewers1205862.4835.5521571-5022-4036-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium412021.488
2919Chicago White Sox1205862.4835.5574610-3628-3430-28L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II412219.537
41224Kansas City Royals1195168.42912.0541600-5925-3626-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium421626.381
51325Minnesota Twins1225171.41813.5579649-7025-3426-37L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome401723.425
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Seattle Mariners1216853.562--6996297035-2733-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome412219.537
246Anaheim Angels1226854.5570.56475895831-3237-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsBill BavasiEdison International Field401624.400
3716Texas Rangers1225963.4849.5598612-1430-3129-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington401822.450
41426Oakland Athletics1245074.40319.5575711-13623-4227-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum381523.395
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1247648.613--60444515938-2538-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field382513.658
224Florida Marlins1217051.5794.55264953132-3038-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium412219.537
348New York Mets1226755.5498.05735314231-3436-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium402119.525
4712Montreal Expos1216160.50413.5530543-1325-3336-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium411724.415
51428Philadelphia Phillies1194475.37029.5480655-17521-4323-32W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium432419.558
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1611Houston Astros1236558.528--5775116631-3234-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome391920.487
2814Pittsburgh Pirates1226062.4924.5532576-4431-3429-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium401921.475
31122St. Louis Cardinals1225567.4519.5486489-323-3732-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II401822.450
41223Cincinnati Reds1215368.43811.0470571-10122-3631-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field412318.561
51327Chicago Cubs1244975.39516.5508576-6818-4531-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field381919.500
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1997 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137San Francisco Giants1246955.556--584586-232-2737-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian Sabean3Com Park at Candlestick Point382117.553
259Los Angeles Dodgers1236756.5451.55444648027-3140-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium392118.538
3915San Diego Padres1236063.4888.5615661-4630-2930-34W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium391623.410
41020Colorado Rockies1235964.4809.5693706-1325-3834-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field392415.615

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Rey SanchezSS-2B29.316Traded by Cubs to Yankees for Frisco Parotte.