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Games on 2004-08-20

Top2004 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
NLCincinnati Reds2Arizona Diamondbacks0Boxscore - PBP931,9982:48Luke HudsonRandy JohnsonLuke Hudson (1-1)Randy Johnson (12-11)Joe Valentine (1)Dave MileyAl PedriqueChase Field
NLMontreal Expos4Colorado Rockies3Boxscore - PBP932,7072:52Tony ArmasJamey WrightLuis Ayala (5-9)Brian Fuentes (1-3)Chad Cordero (13)Frank RobinsonClint HurdleCoors Field
NLChicago Cubs9Houston Astros2Boxscore - PBP941,0712:36Glendon RuschPeter MunroGlendon Rusch (6-1)Peter Munro (2-5)-Dusty BakerPhil GarnerMinute Maid Park
NLAtlanta Braves2Los Angeles Dodgers3Boxscore - PBP1154,9933:04John ThomsonJose LimaGiovanni Carrara (3-0)Juan Cruz (4-1)-Bobby CoxJim TracyDodger Stadium
NLPhiladelphia Phillies4Milwaukee Brewers2Boxscore - PBP922,5592:40Eric MiltonDoug DavisEric Milton (13-2)Doug Davis (10-10)Tim Worrell (14)Larry BowaNed YostMiller Park
NLFlorida Marlins1San Diego Padres6Boxscore - PBP938,3892:07Dontrelle WillisBrian LawrenceBrian Lawrence (12-10)Dontrelle Willis (9-9)-Jack McKeonBruce BochyPetco Park
NLNew York Mets3San Francisco Giants7Boxscore - PBP942,2112:29Steve TrachselNoah LowryNoah Lowry (3-0)Steve Trachsel (10-10)-Art HoweFelipe AlouAT&T Park
NLPittsburgh Pirates4St. Louis Cardinals5Boxscore - PBP932,0622:57Josh FoggDan HarenDan Haren (2-2)Josh Fogg (7-9)Jason Isringhausen (34)Lloyd McClendonTony LaRussaBusch Stadium II
NLPittsburgh Pirates3St. Louis Cardinals5Boxscore - PBP938,6402:29Nelson FigueroaChris CarpenterChris Carpenter (13-4)Mike Gonzalez (3-1)Jason Isringhausen (35)Lloyd McClendonTony LaRussaBusch Stadium II
ALToronto Blue Jays14Baltimore Orioles4Boxscore - PBP935,0243:18Josh TowersDave BorkowskiJosh Towers (9-4)Dave Borkowski (3-4)-John GibbonsLee MazzilliOriole Park at Ca
ALBoston Red Sox10Chicago White Sox1Boxscore - PBP938,7202:17Curt SchillingMark BuehrleCurt Schilling (15-6)Mark Buehrle (11-7)-Terry FranconaHarold BainesGuaranteed Rate F
ALBoston Red Sox10Chicago White Sox1Boxscore - PBP938,7202:17Curt SchillingMark BuehrleCurt Schilling (15-6)Mark Buehrle (11-7)-Terry FranconaHarold BainesU.S. Cellular Fie
ALSeattle Mariners3Detroit Tigers8Boxscore - PBP932,7912:28Ron VilloneNate RobertsonNate Robertson (10-7)Ron Villone (4-4)-Bob MelvinAlan TrammellComerica Park
ALTexas Rangers5Kansas City Royals3Boxscore - PBP917,3852:17Ryan DreseMike WoodRyan Drese (11-6)Mike Wood (2-5)Francisco Cordero (38)Buck ShowalterTony PenaKauffman Stadium
ALCleveland Indians1Minnesota Twins5Boxscore - PBP925,1572:25Jake WestbrookKyle LohseKyle Lohse (6-10)Jake Westbrook (11-6)-Eric WedgeRon GardenhireHubert H. Humphre
ALAnaheim Angels5New York Yankees0Boxscore - PBP953,5302:39Ramon OrtizJon LieberRamon Ortiz (4-7)Jon Lieber (9-8)-Mike SciosciaJoe TorreYankee Stadium I
ALOakland Athletics9Tampa Bay Rays5Boxscore - PBP910,6433:01Rich HardenJorge SosaRich Harden (8-5)Jorge Sosa (3-3)Octavio Dotel (27)Ken MachaLou PiniellaTropicana Field
17 Games on this date

Standings as of 2004-08-20.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2004 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112New York Yankees1217645.628--6675967133-2943-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I412516.610
247Boston Red Sox1206852.5677.568757111628-3140-21W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park423012.714
3921Baltimore Orioles1205763.47518.5618642-2428-3029-33L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MazzilliMike FlanaganOriole Park at Camden Yards422121.500
41124Tampa Bay Rays1225567.45121.5530604-7420-3835-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaChuck LamarTropicana Field391524.385
51227Toronto Blue Jays1225072.41026.5530603-7320-4330-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsJ.P. RicciardiSkyDome391722.436
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2004 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
169Minnesota Twins1216754.554--5695452431-2636-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome412516.610
2713Cleveland Indians1236360.5125.0672668426-3637-24L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroJacobs Field391722.436
3814Chicago White Sox1196059.5046.06335835026-3134-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field432320.535
41022Detroit Tigers1215764.47110.06416251628-3429-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Alan TrammellDave DombrowskiComerica Park411526.366
51429Kansas City Royals1194376.36123.0505661-15616-4127-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony PenaAllard BairdKauffman Stadium431528.349
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2004 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Oakland Athletics1216952.570--6135417231-3338-19W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ken MachaBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum412219.537
236Texas Rangers1206852.5670.56445786630-3338-19W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJohn HartAmeriquest Field422121.500
358Anaheim Angels1226854.5571.56165665035-2733-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill StonemanAngel Stadium of Anaheim402416.600
41328Seattle Mariners1204575.37523.5506607-10117-4528-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiSafeco Field421824.429
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2004 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Atlanta Braves1216952.570--5855018436-2733-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field412714.659
2715Florida Marlins1206060.5008.5524521329-3331-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BeinfestPro Player Stadium422319.548
3917Philadelphia Phillies1226062.4929.5605610-530-2930-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BowaEd WadeCitizens Bank Park402614.650
41018New York Mets1205862.48310.55405251527-3731-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Art HoweJim DuquetteShea Stadium421329.310
51526Montreal Expos1215170.42118.0464561-9723-4028-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Omar MinayaOlympic Stadium,Hiram Bithorn Stadium411625.390
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2004 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111St. Louis Cardinals1228042.656--64849415440-1940-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II402515.625
2511Chicago Cubs1216655.54513.55724799333-3033-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerJim HendryWrigley Field412318.561
3816Houston Astros1216061.49619.55625303231-2929-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerMinute Maid Park41329.780
51219Pittsburgh Pirates1215863.47921.5531543-1228-3530-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lloyd McClendonDave LittlefieldPNC Park401426.350
41120Cincinnati Reds1215863.47921.5570687-11727-3631-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave MileyDan O'BrienGreat American Ballpark411823.439
61323Milwaukee Brewers1205565.45824.0478557-7925-3330-32L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park411229.293
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2004 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Los Angeles Dodgers1217150.587--5634788533-2638-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyPaul DePodestaDodger Stadium412219.537
2410San Francisco Giants1246856.5484.56496153431-2837-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Felipe AlouBrian SabeanSBC Park382315.605
3612San Diego Padres1216556.5376.05595114832-2533-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersPetco Park412219.537
41425Colorado Rockies1225468.44317.5646709-6324-3430-34L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field401426.350
51630Arizona Diamondbacks1233786.30135.0489705-21618-4219-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al PedriqueJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark391425.359


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Brian Banks1B-LF33.325Voluntarily retired 
Matt BeechP32.213Signed by Reds 
Bill SimasP32.266Signed as Free Agent by Mariners. 
Michael StoreyP18.350signed 
Travis TeeterP24.038Signed by Brewers 
Tony Zuniga3B29.219Signed by Mariners