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Games on 2006-08-31

Top2006 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALToronto Blue Jays4Boston Red Sox6Boxscore - PBP936,2382:59Roy HalladayJulian TavarezManny Delcarmen (2-0)Roy Halladay (16-5)Jonathan Papelbon (35)John GibbonsTerry FranconaFenway Park
ALTampa Bay Rays5Chicago White Sox3Boxscore - PBP1033,1783:06Jason HammelJavier VazquezRuddy Lugo (2-2)Brandon McCarthy (3-5)Seth McClung (3)Joe MaddonOzzie GuillenGuaranteed Rate F
ALTampa Bay Rays5Chicago White Sox3Boxscore - PBP1033,1783:06Jason HammelJavier VazquezRuddy Lugo (2-2)Brandon McCarthy (3-5)Seth McClung (3)Joe MaddonOzzie GuillenU.S. Cellular Fie
ALKansas City Royals1Minnesota Twins3Boxscore - PBP921,2872:32Jorge de la RosaJohan SantanaJohan Santana (16-5)Jorge de la Rosa (3-4)Joe Nathan (28)Buddy BellRon GardenhireHubert H. Humphre
ALDetroit Tigers4New York Yankees6Boxscore - PBP954,7712:54Jeremy BondermanRandy JohnsonRandy Johnson (15-10)Jeremy Bonderman (11-7)Mariano Rivera (33)Jim LeylandJoe TorreYankee Stadium I
ALBaltimore Orioles5Texas Rangers7Boxscore - PBP921,4463:06Daniel CabreraAdam EatonAdam Eaton (4-4)Daniel Cabrera (7-9)Akinori Otsuka (29)Sam PerlozzoBuck ShowalterGlobe Life Park i
ALBaltimore Orioles5Texas Rangers7Boxscore - PBP921,4463:06Daniel CabreraAdam EatonAdam Eaton (4-4)Daniel Cabrera (7-9)Akinori Otsuka (29)Sam PerlozzoBuck ShowalterRangers Ballpark
NLSan Francisco Giants8Atlanta Braves6Boxscore - PBP924,7483:31Matt MorrisJohn SmoltzMatt Morris (10-11)John Smoltz (12-7)Armando Benitez (17)Felipe AlouBobby CoxTurner Field
NLNew York Mets4Colorado Rockies8Boxscore - PBP923,2733:02Oliver PerezJeff FrancisJeff Francis (11-10)Oliver Perez (2-11)-Willie RandolphClint HurdleCoors Field
NLMilwaukee Brewers3Houston Astros5Boxscore - PBP936,4382:47Doug DavisAndy PettitteAndy Pettitte (13-13)Doug Davis (9-9)Brad Lidge (28)Ned YostPhil GarnerMinute Maid Park
NLFlorida Marlins2St. Louis Cardinals5Boxscore - PBP940,9893:07Dontrelle WillisJeff SuppanBraden Looper (8-1)Sergio Mitre (1-5)Jason Isringhausen (32)Joe GirardiTony LaRussaBusch Stadium III
NLPhiladelphia Phillies5Washington Nationals6Boxscore - PBP1022,2213:21Randy WolfPedro AstacioRyan Wagner (2-2)Aaron Fultz (3-1)-Charlie ManuelFrank RobinsonRFK Memorial Stad
12 Games on this date

Standings as of 2006-08-31.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2006 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123New York Yankees1327953.598--74562811738-2941-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I301812.600
268Boston Red Sox1347262.5378.07096911832-3840-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park281414.500
3811Toronto Blue Jays1346965.51511.06796552428-3841-27L4T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsJ.P. RicciardiRogers Centre281810.643
41225Baltimore Orioles1336073.45119.5648733-8524-3936-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Sam PerlozzoMike FlanaganOriole Park at Camden Yards291019.345
51329Tampa Bay Rays1345381.39627.0579708-12919-5034-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field28820.286
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2006 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Detroit Tigers1348351.619--66553113443-2740-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park281216.429
234Chicago White Sox1337954.5943.574664210434-2944-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field291118.379
345Minnesota Twins1327755.5835.06575778032-3345-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome301911.633
41021Cleveland Indians1326369.47719.07216546726-3837-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroJacobs Field301515.500
51430Kansas City Royals1354887.35635.5612799-18720-4929-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buddy BellDayton MooreKauffman Stadium271413.519
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2006 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
156Oakland Athletics1337756.579--6155714438-3039-26W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ken MachaBilly BeaneMcAfee Coliseum291613.552
2710Los Angeles Angels1347064.5227.56516312036-3334-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBill StonemanAngel Stadium of Anaheim28199.679
3913Texas Rangers1356966.5119.07006623835-3234-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJon DanielsAmeriquest Field271116.407
41122Seattle Mariners1336370.47414.0603627-2425-3938-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiSafeco Field291514.517
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2006 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Mets1328250.621--71459511939-2743-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Willie RandolphOmar MinayaShea Stadium301515.500
2514Philadelphia Phillies1336766.50415.57056941134-3133-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelPat GillickCitizens Bank Park291811.621
3918Florida Marlins1336568.48917.5624633-930-3835-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BeinfestDolphin Stadium291316.448
41120Atlanta Braves1326369.47719.06986653333-3430-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerJohn SchuerholzTurner Field301614.533
51426Washington Nationals1335677.42126.5609715-10625-4531-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenRFK Memorial Stadium291514.517
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2006 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
127St. Louis Cardinals1327161.538--6496351431-3640-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium III291217.414
2615Cincinnati Reds1346767.5005.0658687-2932-3435-33L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry NarronDan O'BrienGreat American Ballpark281315.464
3817Houston Astros1346668.4936.0613606729-3737-31W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Tim PurpuraMinute Maid Park281612.571
41324Milwaukee Brewers1346272.46310.0600686-8623-4639-26L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park281315.464
51527Chicago Cubs1335479.40617.5568694-12627-4327-36L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerJim HendryWrigley Field291217.414
61628Pittsburgh Pirates1345381.39619.0596690-9417-4836-33W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDave LittlefieldPNC Park281414.500
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2006 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
139Los Angeles Dodgers1337162.534--6656105529-3642-26W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Grady LittleNed CollettiDodger Stadium291712.586
2412San Diego Padres1336865.5113.0592584835-2933-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersPetco Park29209.690
3716San Francisco Giants1346668.4935.5624620428-3738-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Felipe AlouBrian SabeanAT&T Park271017.370
41019Arizona Diamondbacks1336469.4817.0648670-2232-3432-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinJosh ByrnesChase Field291217.414
51223Colorado Rockies1336271.4669.0609609027-3935-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field291415.483


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Marlon Anderson2B32.237Traded by Nationals with cash considerations to Dodgers for Jhonny Nunez 
Luis AtilanoP21.113Traded by Braves to Nationals for Daryle Ward 
Kevin JarvisP37.030Traded by Diamondbacks to Red Sox for a player to be named later 
Phil Nevin3B-1B35.224Traded by Cubs with cash considerations to Twins for a player to be named later 
Jhonny NunezP20.278Traded by Dodgers to Nationals for Marlon Anderson and cash considerations 
Rudy SeanezP37.315Signed by Padres 
Daryle Ward1B31.065Traded by Nationals to Braves for Luis Atilano 
David WellsP43.103Traded by Red Sox to Padres for a player to be named later