Around the Majors: Arrested

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Tigers 11, Indians 3
Devil Rays 5, Redsox 2
Twins 10, Whitesox 2
Yankees 4, Royals 0
Mariners 3, Angels 2
Rangers 12, A’s 9

NL
Marlins 8, Expos 6
Mets 7, Braves 0
Giants 3, Brewers 2
Reds 7, Phillies 6
Cubs 3, Pirates 2 (12)
Astros 7, Cardinals 5
Dodgers 6, Padres 3
Diamondbacks 4, Rockies 3 (13)

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Yankees          91   54  .628   -     50-21  41-33  43-20 16-12 22-14 WON  1
Redsox           86   57  .601   4     49-23  37-34  36-21 19-13 22-14 LOST 2
d--Orioles       66   76  .465  23 1/2 31-39  35-37  30-32 16-14 15-17 WON  1
e--Devil Rays    62   80  .437  27 1/2 36-34  26-46  22-42 15-13 10-22 WON  3
e--BlueJays      59   85  .410  31 1/2 35-38  24-47  21-37 13-19 17-19 LOST 4

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Twins            84   60  .583   -     44-29  40-31  18-12 39-25 16-16 WON  7
Whitesox         72   71  .503  11 1/2 39-32  33-39  16-16 29-28 19-17 LOST 2
Indians          70   74  .486  14     40-32  30-42  17-15 26-32 17-19 LOST 3
Tigers           65   78  .455  18 1/2 34-38  31-40  10-14 31-34 15-21 WON  1
e--Royals        52   92  .361  32     32-40  20-52  10-22 28-34 08-24 LOST 1

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
A's              84   60  .583   -     48-24  36-36  23-20 27-16 24-16 LOST 1
Angels           82   62  .569   2     41-31  41-31  25-18 28-15 22-18 LOST 1
Rangers          79   65  .549   5     46-25  33-40  25-18 23-20 21-19 WON  1
e--Mariners      54   90  .375  30     35-39  19-51  13-30 19-24 13-27 WON  1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves           85   60  .586   -     43-29  42-31  43-22 15-15 19-13 LOST 1
Marlins          76   65  .539   7     39-30  37-35  37-20 14-20 18-14 WON  3
Phillies         74   71  .510  11     36-35  38-36  30-33 15-17 20-12 LOST 2
e--Mets          63   82  .434  22     34-39  29-43  24-41 12-18 17-15 WON  1
e--Expos         59   85  .410  25 1/2 33-38  26-47  20-38 17-19 15-17 LOST 5

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        94   49  .657   -     48-24  46-25  19-11 48-29 16-08 LOST 1
Cubs             78   64  .549  15 1/2 42-32  36-32  13-09 42-36 15-15 WON  2
Astros           79   66  .545  16     39-33  40-33  16-14 46-33 10-14 WON  2
d--Reds          67   77  .465  27 1/2 38-35  29-42  16-10 31-45 15-15 WON  2
d--Pirates       66   79  .455  29     36-35  30-44  14-10 34-45 16-14 LOST 3
d--Brewers       62   80  .437  31 1/2 34-38  28-42  11-19 31-44 12-13 LOST 1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers          84   60  .583   -     45-27  39-33  14-18 22-14 38-20 WON  1
Giants           80   65  .552   4 1/2 42-31  38-34  19-13 16-15 34-30 WON  3
Padres           77   68  .531   7 1/2 36-36  41-32  18-14 19-17 32-27 LOST 1
e--Rockies       63   81  .438  21     34-38  29-43  11-21 10-20 34-30 LOST 1
e--Diamondbacks  44  101  .303  40 1/2 23-50  21-51  09-23 12-18 17-48 WON  1

d–eliminated from winning the division title
e–eliminated from winning the division title and the postseason

3) Wild card standings–

AL              WON  LOST  PCT  GB
Redsox           86   57  .601   -
Angels           82   62  .569   4 1/2
Rangers          79   65  .549   7 1/2

NL              WON  LOST  PCT  GB 
Giants           80   65  .552   -
Cubs             78   64  .549     1/2
Astros           79   66  .545   1
Marlins          76   65  .539   2
Padres           77   68  .531   3
Phillies         74   71  .510   6

4) The Rockies were mathematically eliminated from the postseason.

5) The Orioles will be mathematically eliminated from the postseason if they lose to the BlueJays or the Redsox beat the Devil Rays.

6) The Tigers will be mathematically eliminated winning the division title and from the postseason if they lose to the Indians or the Twins beat the Whitesox.

7) On Monday, the Mets clinched a losing season for the 3rd consecutive season.

8) Magic numbers–

AL East–Yankees, 15
AL Central–Twins, 8
AL West–A’s, 17
AL wild card–Redsox, 15

NL East–Braves, 13
NL Central–Cardinals, 5
NL West–Dodgers, 14
NL wild card–Giants, 19

9) Race for the postseason seeds–

AL–The Yankees have a 6 1/2 game lead over the Twins and A’s for the #1 seed. The Twins and A’s are tied for the #2 seed.

NL–The Cardinals have a 10 game lead over the Braves for the #1 seed. The Braves lead the Dodgers by 1/2 game for the #2 seed.

10) Today’s schedule–

AL
Yankees (Javier Vazquez, 4.94) at Royals (Darrell May, 5.53), 2:10
Tigers (Mike Maroth, 4.44) at Indians (Scott Elarton, 6.47), 7:05
Orioles (Matt Riley, 7.19) at BlueJays (Ted Lilly, 4.09), 7:05
Devil Rays (Devon Brazelton, 4.33) at Redsox (Tim Wakefield, 4.64), 7:05
Whitesox (Mark Buehrle, 4.03) at Twins (Carlos Silva, 4.46), 8:10
Angels (John Lackey, 4.83) at Mariners (Ryan Franklin, 5.30), 10:05
Rangers (Ryan Drese, 3.75) at A’s (Mark Mulder, 3.90), 10:05

NL
Phillies (Brett Myers, 5.44) at Reds (Brandon Claussen, 6.27), 12:35
Pirates (Oliver Perez, 3.01) at Cubs (Mark Prior, 4.63), 2:20
Expos (John Patterson, 5.23, and Tomo Ohka, 3.01) at Marlins (Carl Pavano, 2.94, and Nate Bump, 4.59), DH, 3:05
Braves (John Thomson, 4.08) at Mets (Al Leiter, 3.21), 7:10
Giants (Brett Tomko, 4.44) at Brewers (Wes Obermueller, 6.42), 7:35
Astros (Carlos Hernandez, 5.74) at Cardinals (Matt Morris, 4.69), 8:10
Rockies (Shawn Estes, 5.90) at Diamondbacks (Randy Johnson, 2.75), 9:35
Padres (Brian Lawrence, 3.89) at Dodgers (Wilson Alvarez, 4.10), 10:10

11) Yesterday’s HR–

Jim Thome–#41
Steve Finley–#34
Bobby Abreu–#28
Tony Batista–#26
Corey Patterson–#22 & #23
Victor Martinez–#23
Michael Young–#20
Alex Gonzalez (Marlins)–#20
Cliff Floyd–#18
David Bell–#16
Scott Hatteberg–#15
Jayson Werth–#15
Dmitri Young–#13
Randy Winn–#13
Rocco Baldelli–#13
Omar Infante–#12
Luis Gonzalez (Rockies)–#12
David Wright–#12
Eric Valent–#12
Jeff Conine–#12
Brandon Inge–#11
Adam Melhuse–#10
Carl Crawford–#9
Ryan Klesko–#9
Jay Payton–#6
Jason Smith–#5
Trot Nixon–#4

12) HR leaders–

AL
1) Manny Ramirez–41
2) David Ortiz–37
3) Paul Konerko–36
4) Mark Teixeira–35
5) Gary Sheffield–34
6) Alex Rodriguez–33
7) Vladimir Guerrero–30
T8) Carlos Delgado–29
T8) Hank Blalock–29
10) Eric Chavez–28

NL
1) Adrian Beltre–45
2) Albert Pujols–43
3) Adam Dunn–42
T4) Barry Bonds–41
T4) Jim Edmonds–41
T6) Jim Thome–41*
-) Carlos Beltran–38 (not officially in the top 10, since 15 in the AL)
T7) Moises Alou–35
T7) Jeromy Burnitz–35
9) Steve Finley–34*
10) Scott Rolen–33

*–hit 1 yesterday

13) Barry Bonds watch–

OBA–.613, Bonds holds the major league record with .582, in 2002
SLG–.826, on pace for 4th all time, Bonds holds the major league record with .863, 2001
OPS–1.439, Bonds holds the major league record with 1.381, in 2002
RCAA–140, is 7th all time, Bonds holds the major league record with 169, 2001
BB–205, new major league record
BB above average–176, new major league record
career HR–has 699, is 1 away from 700, is 15 behind Ruth, is 56 behind Aaron
career HR above average–has 457, tied Aaron for 2nd all time
career RCAA–1484, 2nd all time, Ruth holds the record with 1795

Correction from yesterday–Braves P Mike Hampton has torn cartilage, not a torn ligament, in his knee.


1) Rangers P Frank Francisco was arrested on aggravated battery charges and returned to the team after posting a $15,000 bond.

2) The Yankees activated 1B-DH Jason Giambi from the DL, called up INFs Andy Phillips and Felix Escalona and P Scott Proctor and released minor league P Danny Borrell.

After 75 RCAA/1.034 OPS and 51 RCAA/.939 OPS seasons, Giambi is hitting .397 SLG, .358 OBA, .755 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 71 games. He has a .954 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 446 RCAA in 1335 games.

Escalona had -14 RCAA/.547 OPS in 69 games with the 2002-03 Devil Rays.

Proctor has a 5.06 ERA/-1 RSAA in his first 21 career games.

3) The Expos activated Ps Tomo Ohka and Jon Rauch from the DL.

After 3.18 ERA/21 RSAA and 4.16 ERA/21 RSAA seasons, Ohka has a 3.01 ERA/9 RSAA in 12 starts. He has a 3.89 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.34, and 52 RSAA in 121 games.

Rauch has a 5.63 ERA/-5 RSAA in 12 career games, including a 4.19 ERA/1 RSAA in 4 starts in 2004 (first 2 with the Whitesox).

4) Astros P Wade Miller says he’s being shut down for the remainder of the season.

Miller has been on the DL since June 26, due to a rotator cuff injury, and will meet with a specialist, Dr. Lewis Yocum. The team is hoping that just resting is what he needs to be ready for next season.

After 3.28 ERA/19 RSAA and 4.13 ERA/7 RSAA seasons, Miller had a 3.35 ERA/11 RSAA in 15 starts. He has a 3.87 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.33, and 57 RSAA in 127 games.

5) The Braves called up P Dan Meyer.

6) The Devil Rays called up Ps John Webb and Todd Ritchie and placed P Jesus Colome on the 60 day DL.

Ritchie has a 4.67 ERA/-14 RSAA in 180 career games.

7) Indians P Kazuhito Tadano has a bulging disc in his lower back and will probably miss the rest of the season.

Tadano has a 4.65 ERA/-1 RSAA in his first 14 career games (5 starts).

8) The A’s called up P Jairo Garcia and sent P Justin Lehr to the minors.

Garcia has a 11.57 ERA/-4 RSAA in his first 3 career games.

Lehr has a 5.59 ERA/-3 RSAA in his first 25 career games.

9) Pirates P Sean Burnett was diagnosed with a tear in his elbow and may need Tommy John surgery.

Burnett had a 5.02 ERA/-7 RSAA in his first 13 career starts.

10) Twins 2B Luis Rivas has been out of the lineup for the past 10 days, after having surgery to have his toenails removed, and expects to return tomorrow.

After -12 RCAA/.697 OPS and -23 RCAA/.689 OPS seasons, Rivas is off to a .412 SLG, .277 OBA, .689 OPS, -14 RCAA in his first 102 games. He has a .690 career OPS, compared to his league average of .765, and -71 RCAA in 499 games.

11) The Mets called up C Joe Hietpas.


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