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Games on 2008-04-08

Top2008 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
NLLos Angeles Dodgers5Arizona Diamondbacks10Boxscore - PBP928,9733:36Chad BillingsleyDoug DavisDoug Davis (1-1)Chad Billingsley (0-1)-Joe TorreBob MelvinChase Field
NLAtlanta Braves3Colorado Rockies4Boxscore - PBP924,6402:24Jair JurrjensUbaldo JimenezUbaldo Jimenez (1-1)Jair Jurrjens (1-1)Manuel Corpas (3)Bobby CoxClint HurdleCoors Field
NLSt. Louis Cardinals5Houston Astros3Boxscore - PBP930,1842:40Brad ThompsonShawn ChaconAnthony Reyes (1-0)Geoff Geary (0-1)Jason Isringhausen (4)Tony LaRussaCecil CooperMinute Maid Park
NLCincinnati Reds2Milwaukee Brewers3Boxscore - PBP1027,7173:20Johnny CuetoJeff SuppanSalomon Torres (1-0)David Weathers (0-1)-Dusty BakerNed YostMiller Park
NLPhiladelphia Phillies5New York Mets2Boxscore - PBP956,3503:18Jamie MoyerOliver PerezJamie Moyer (1-0)Scott Schoeneweis (0-1)Tom Gordon (1)Charlie ManuelWillie RandolphShea Stadium
NLSan Diego Padres2San Francisco Giants3Boxscore - PBP1135,7953:24Randy WolfTim LincecumBrad Hennessey (1-0)Cla Meredith (0-1)-Buddy BlackBruce BochyAT&T Park
ALCleveland Indians4Los Angeles Angels3Boxscore - PBP937,5872:40Jake WestbrookErvin SantanaJake Westbrook (1-1)Justin Speier (0-1)-Eric WedgeMike SciosciaAngel Stadium of
ALDetroit Tigers0Boston Red Sox5Boxscore - PBP936,5673:29Kenny RogersDaisuke MatsuzakaDaisuke Matsuzaka (2-0)Kenny Rogers (0-2)-Jim LeylandTerry FranconaFenway Park
ALNew York Yankees2Kansas City Royals5Boxscore - PBP937,2963:15Phil HughesBrian BannisterBrian Bannister (2-0)Phil Hughes (0-1)Joakim Soria (4)Joe GirardiTrey HillmanKauffman Stadium
ALSeattle Mariners6Tampa Bay Rays5Boxscore - PBP936,0483:29Erik BedardMatt GarzaErik Bedard (1-0)Gary Glover (0-1)Ryan Rowland-Smith (1)John McLarenJoe MaddonTropicana Field
ALBaltimore Orioles8Texas Rangers1Boxscore - PBP948,8082:52Brian BurresJason JenningsBrian Burres (1-0)Jason Jennings (0-2)-Dave TrembleyRon WashingtonGlobe Life Park i
ALBaltimore Orioles8Texas Rangers1Boxscore - PBP948,8082:52Brian BurresJason JenningsBrian Burres (1-0)Jason Jennings (0-2)-Dave TrembleyRon WashingtonRangers Ballpark
ALOakland Athletics9Toronto Blue Jays8Boxscore - PBP931,3363:16Chad GaudinA.J. BurnettAlan Embree (1-1)Jeremy Accardo (0-1)Huston Street (1)Bob GerenJohn GibbonsRogers Centre
13 Games on this date

Standings as of 2008-04-08.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles761.857--4027135-11-0W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards1546292.403
248Toronto Blue Jays743.5712.04026143-11-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsJ.P. RicciardiRogers Centre1558273.529
4815New York Yankees844.5002.52534-94-30-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I1548569.552
3714Boston Red Sox844.5002.52834-61-03-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park1549163.591
51019Tampa Bay Rays734.4293.0373250-13-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field1559461.606
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
126Chicago White Sox752.714--4532131-04-2W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field1568472.538
235Kansas City Royals752.714--2818101-04-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1557085.452
3616Cleveland Indians844.5001.53234-22-12-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field1547777.500
41325Minnesota Twins835.3752.52334-113-40-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1558570.548
51430Detroit Tigers707.0005.01544-290-60-1L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park1557481.477
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Los Angeles Angels954.556--383802-33-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim1539558.621
2913Oakland Athletics844.5000.5332853-41-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneMcAfee Coliseum1537182.464
31120Texas Rangers734.4291.03133-20-13-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1557679.490
41223Seattle Mariners835.3751.53334-12-11-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiSafeco Field1545896.377
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Florida Marlins743.571--3147-163-31-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillDolphin Stadium1548074.519
2912Philadelphia Phillies844.5000.53740-31-23-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelPat GillickCitizens Bank Park1548866.571
41224Washington Nationals835.3751.53739-21-12-4L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaJim BowdenNationals Park1535697.366
31122Atlanta Braves835.3751.54433113-20-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field1546985.448
51527New York Mets624.3331.5322660-12-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Willie RandolphOmar MinayaShea Stadium1568769.558
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Milwaukee Brewers761.857--4321224-02-1W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park1558471.542
224St. Louis Cardinals862.7500.53321125-11-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1548074.519
357Chicago Cubs743.5712.0363603-31-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field1549361.604
4718Cincinnati Reds844.5002.5323204-30-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWayne KrivskyGreat American Ballpark1547084.455
51021Pittsburgh Pirates734.4293.04248-60-13-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1556491.413
61428Houston Astros936.3334.03338-51-12-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park1528369.546
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
133Arizona Diamondbacks862.750--5024262-04-2W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinJosh ByrnesChase Field1547678.494
2610San Diego Padres954.5561.5323024-31-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park1535895.379
3817Los Angeles Dodgers844.5002.02830-22-12-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium1548074.519
41326Colorado Rockies835.3753.01636-202-31-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field1547183.461
51629San Francisco Giants826.2504.01944-251-11-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park1547084.455


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Eric HullP28.127Traded by Dodgers to Red Sox for Christian Lara and cash 
Christian LaraSS22.362Traded by Red Sox to Dodgers for Eric Hull and cash. 
Giancarlo StantonRF18.151Released by Reds 
Craig WilsonRF-1B31.129Signed by Pirates to minor league contract