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Wednesday April 30,2008This date in baseball
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Games on 2008-04-30

Top2008 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
NLHouston Astros7Arizona Diamondbacks8Boxscore - PBP921,5193:03Shawn ChaconRandy JohnsonBrandon Medders (1-0)Dave Borkowski (0-2)Brandon Lyon (9)Cecil CooperBob MelvinChase Field
NLMilwaukee Brewers5Chicago Cubs19Boxscore - PBP939,9083:33Jeff SuppanRyan DempsterRyan Dempster (4-0)Jeff Suppan (1-1)-Ned YostLou PiniellaWrigley Field
NLLos Angeles Dodgers13Florida Marlins1Boxscore - PBP910,7923:12Chad BillingsleyScott OlsenChad Billingsley (1-4)Scott Olsen (3-1)-Joe TorreFredi GonzalezSun Life Stadium
NLPittsburgh Pirates13New York Mets1Boxscore - PBP946,7882:55Tom GorzelannyOliver PerezTom Gorzelanny (2-3)Oliver Perez (2-2)-John RussellWillie RandolphShea Stadium
NLSan Diego Padres4Philadelphia Phillies2Boxscore - PBP936,6483:09Chris YoungJamie MoyerChris Young (2-2)Jamie Moyer (1-2)Trevor Hoffman (5)Buddy BlackCharlie ManuelCitizens Bank Par
NLColorado Rockies2San Francisco Giants3Boxscore - PBP930,5092:52Ubaldo JimenezJonathan SanchezMerkin Valdez (1-0)Ryan Speier (0-1)Brian Wilson (9)Clint HurdleBruce BochyAT&T Park
NLCincinnati Reds2St. Louis Cardinals5Boxscore - PBP940,6292:53Aaron HarangBraden LooperBraden Looper (4-1)Aaron Harang (1-4)Jason Isringhausen (9)Dusty BakerTony LaRussaBusch Stadium III
NLAtlanta Braves2Washington Nationals3Boxscore - PBP1229,4733:17Jair JurrjensShawn HillSaul Rivera (3-1)Manny Acosta (0-1)-Bobby CoxManny ActaNationals Park
ALOakland Athletics1Los Angeles Angels6Boxscore - PBP935,3012:38Dana EvelandErvin SantanaErvin Santana (5-0)Dana Eveland (3-2)-Bob GerenMike SciosciaAngel Stadium of
ALTampa Bay Rays8Baltimore Orioles1Boxscore - PBP911,9442:57Andy SonnanstineMatt AlbersAndy Sonnanstine (4-1)Matt Albers (2-1)-Joe MaddonDave TrembleyOriole Park at Ca
ALToronto Blue Jays1Boston Red Sox2Boxscore - PBP937,7103:00Dustin McGowanDaisuke MatsuzakaJonathan Papelbon (2-0)Scott Downs (0-1)-John GibbonsTerry FranconaFenway Park
ALSeattle Mariners3Cleveland Indians8Boxscore - PBP915,2792:49Jarrod WashburnCliff LeeCliff Lee (5-0)Jarrod Washburn (1-4)-John McLarenEric WedgeProgressive Field
ALChicago White Sox3Minnesota Twins4Boxscore - PBP919,1372:37Nick MassetNick BlackburnNick Blackburn (2-1)Ehren Wassermann (0-1)Joe Nathan (9)Ozzie GuillenRon GardenhireHubert H. Humphre
ALDetroit Tigers6New York Yankees2Boxscore - PBP949,5132:48Jeremy BondermanAndy PettitteJeremy Bonderman (2-2)Andy Pettitte (3-3)-Jim LeylandJoe GirardiYankee Stadium I
ALKansas City Royals9Texas Rangers11Boxscore - PBP917,7053:28Brian BannisterKevin MillwoodKevin Millwood (2-2)Brian Bannister (3-3)-Trey HillmanRon WashingtonGlobe Life Park i
ALKansas City Royals9Texas Rangers11Boxscore - PBP917,7053:28Brian BannisterKevin MillwoodKevin Millwood (2-2)Brian Bannister (3-3)-Trey HillmanRon WashingtonRangers Ballpark
16 Games on this date

Standings as of 2008-04-30.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Boston Red Sox291712.586--136130611-46-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaTheo EpsteinFenway Park1337855.586
247Baltimore Orioles281612.5710.5120125-510-56-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave TrembleyAndy MacPhailOriole Park at Camden Yards1335281.391
358Tampa Bay Rays271512.5561.01301092110-75-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field1358253.607
4715New York Yankees291415.4833.0125133-85-69-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I1337558.564
51328Toronto Blue Jays281117.3935.511611245-76-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsJ.P. RicciardiRogers Centre1347559.560
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1613Chicago White Sox271413.519--134109257-77-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field1367561.551
2816Minnesota Twins271314.4811.0102122-208-65-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireBill SmithHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1367561.551
31119Cleveland Indians281315.4641.512712077-96-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroProgressive Field1346866.507
4918Detroit Tigers281315.4641.5142148-66-87-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park1346173.455
51222Kansas City Royals271215.4442.0100129-295-77-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Trey HillmanDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1356372.467
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Los Angeles Angels291811.621--140129118-610-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaTony ReaginsAngel Stadium of Anaheim1338251.617
236Oakland Athletics291712.5861.0135102338-79-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GerenBilly BeaneMcAfee Coliseum1325874.439
31017Seattle Mariners281315.4644.512711987-76-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiSafeco Field1344886.358
41430Texas Rangers281018.3577.5130177-475-85-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1346965.515
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510Florida Marlins271512.556--121137-167-78-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Michael HillDolphin Stadium1346965.515
2611New York Mets261412.5380.511911819-55-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Willie RandolphOmar MinayaShea Stadium1367561.551
3712Philadelphia Phillies281513.5360.5133122117-78-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelPat GillickCitizens Bank Park1347757.575
41123Atlanta Braves271215.4443.0129107228-44-11L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field1356075.444
51629Washington Nationals281117.3934.5104134-307-74-10W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaJim BowdenNationals Park1334885.361
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Chicago Cubs271710.630--1711205111-56-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaJim HendryWrigley Field1348054.597
234St. Louis Cardinals291811.621--1351043112-66-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1336865.511
349Milwaukee Brewers271512.5562.0126128-27-68-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park1357560.556
4921Houston Astros291316.4485.0131132-16-57-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed WadeMinute Maid Park1327359.553
51224Cincinnati Reds291217.4146.0124139-156-86-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1336271.466
61325Pittsburgh Pirates271116.4076.0128160-326-75-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John RussellNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1355679.415
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2008 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Arizona Diamondbacks28208.714--1651095611-39-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinJosh ByrnesChase Field1346272.463
2814Los Angeles Dodgers271413.5195.5137107309-55-8W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreNed CollettiDodger Stadium1357065.519
31020San Francisco Giants291316.4487.593131-388-85-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park1335974.444
51426San Diego Padres281117.3939.092130-386-95-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackKevin TowersPetco Park1345282.388
41527Colorado Rockies281117.3939.0114144-304-67-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field1346371.470

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jorge De La RosaP27.025Traded by Royals to Rockies for a player to be named later 
Jason GrilliP31.170Traded by Tigers to Rockies for Zach Simons 
Chad MoellerC33.071Signed by Yankees (1-year) 
Matt MorrisP33.264Retired 
Zach SimonsP22.342Traded by Rockies to Tigers for Jason Grilli