Around the Majors: Clinching winning & losing records

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Twins 4, Tigers 1
Orioles 14, Yankees 8
Royals 8, Devil Rays 5
Rangers 10, BlueJays 3
Redsox 13, Mariners 2
Angels 7, Whitesox 5
Indians 4, A’s 3 (12)

NL
Marlins 7, Cubs 0 (1st)
Cubs 11, Marlins 2 (2nd)
Pirates 6, Astros 1
Reds 6, Brewers 4
Phillies 9, Mets 5
Braves 4, Expos 3
Padres 10, Rockies 4
Diamondbacks 2, Giants 1
Dodgers 7, Cardinals 6

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Yankees          88   53  .624   -     50-21  38-32  41-20 15-11 22-14 LOST 1
Redsox           85   55  .607   2 1/2 49-22  36-33  36-20 19-13 21-13 WON  1
d--Orioles       65   74  .468  22     31-37  34-37  29-30 16-14 15-17 WON  1
e--Devil Rays    59   80  .424  28     36-34  23-46  21-42 13-13 10-22 LOST 12
e--BlueJays      59   82  .418  29     35-37  24-45  21-36 13-19 17-17 LOST 1

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Twins            80   60  .571   -     43-29  37-31  18-12 35-25 16-16 WON  3
Whitesox         71   69  .507   9     39-32  32-37  16-16 29-27 18-16 LOST 1
Indians          70   71  .496  10 1/2 40-31  30-40  17-15 26-31 17-17 WON  3
Tigers           64   75  .460  15 1/2 34-35  30-40  10-14 30-31 15-21 LOST 2
e--Royals        51   89  .364  29     31-37  20-52  09-19 28-34 08-24 WON  2

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
A's              81   59  .579   -     45-23  36-36  23-20 25-16 23-15 LOST 5
Angels           80   60  .571   1     40-30  40-30  25-18 27-14 21-17 WON  1
Rangers          76   64  .543   5     44-25  32-39  23-18 23-20 20-18 WON  1
e--Mariners      52   88  .371  29     33-37  19-51  12-29 19-24 12-26 LOST 1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves           82   58  .586   -     41-29  41-29  40-20 15-15 19-13 WON  1
Marlins          73   64  .533   7 1/2 37-30  36-34  35-20 13-19 18-14 WON  1
Phillies         72   69  .511  10 1/2 36-35  36-34  28-33 15-15 20-12 WON  4
Mets             61   79  .436  21     32-36  29-43  22-38 12-18 17-15 LOST 1
d--Expos         59   81  .421  23     33-38  26-43  20-34 17-19 15-17 LOST 1

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        93   47  .664   -     48-23  45-24  19-11 48-28 15-07 LOST 2
Cubs             75   63  .543  17     39-31  36-32  12-08 40-36 15-15 LOST 1
Astros           77   65  .542  17     39-33  38-32  16-14 44-32 10-14 LOST 2
d--Pirates       65   76  .461  28 1/2 35-34  30-42  14-10 33-42 16-14 WON  2
d--Reds          64   76  .457  29     35-34  29-42  14-10 30-44 15-15 WON  1
d--Brewers       61   78  .439  31 1/2 34-37  27-41  11-19 30-43 12-12 LOST 1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers          82   58  .586   -     43-25  39-33  14-18 21-13 37-19 WON  4
Giants           77   65  .542   6     42-31  35-34  19-13 15-15 32-30 LOST 1
Padres           75   66  .532   7 1/2 36-36  39-30  18-14 19-17 30-25 WON  1
d--Rockies       61   79  .436  21     33-37  28-42  11-21 10-20 32-28 LOST 1
e--Diamondbacks  43   98  .305  39 1/2 22-47  21-51  09-23 12-18 16-45 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           85   55  .607   -
Angels           80   60  .571   5
Rangers          76   64  .543   9

NL              WON  LOST  PCT  GB
Cubs             75   63  .543   -
Astros           77   65  .542   -
Giants           77   65  .542   -
Marlins          73   64  .533   1 1/2
Padres           75   66  .532   1 1/2
Phillies         72   69  .511   4 1/2

4) The Expos were mathematically eliminated from winning the division title.

5) The Rockies were mathematically eliminated from winning the division title.

6) The Mets will be mathematically eliminated from winning the division title if they lose to the Phillies and the Braves beat the Expos.

7) The BlueJays clinched a losing record for the 2nd time in 3 years.

8) The Braves clinched a winning record for the 14th consecutive year.

9) The Dodgers clinched a winning record for the 5th consecutive year.

10) Magic numbers–

AL East–Yankees, 20
AL Central–Twins, 14
AL West–A’s, 22
AL wild card–Redsox, 18

NL East–Braves, 17
NL Central–Cardinals, 7
NL West–Dodgers, 16
NL wild card–Cubs/Astros/Giants, 23

11) Race for the postseason seeds–

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

NL–The Cardinals have a 11 game lead over the Braves for the #1 seed. The Braves and Dodgers are tied for the #2 seed.

12) Today’s schedule–

AL
Indians (C.C. Sabathia, 3.98) at A’s (Rich Harden, 3.98), 4:05
Yankees (Orlando Hernandez, 2.62) at Orioles (Sidney Ponson, 5.37), 4:35
Twins (Kyle Lohse, 5.52) at Tigers (Gary Knotts, 5.82), 7:05
Devil Rays (Doug Waechter, 5.43) at Royals (Jimmy Gobble, 5.40), 7:10
BlueJays (Ryan Glynn, 3.60) at Rangers (Kenny Rogers, 4.56), 8:05
Redsox (Bronson Arroyo, 4.23) at Mariners (Jamie Moyer, 4.87), 10:05
Whitesox (Jason Grilli, 6.48) at Angels (Aaron Sele, 4.77), 10:05

NL
Phillies (Eric Milton, 4.69) at Mets (Steve Trachsel, 4.13), 1:10
Astros (Brandon Backe, 4.20) at Pirates (Ryan Vogelsong, 6.81), 1:35
Marlins (Dontrelle Willis, 3.97) at Cubs (Carlos Zambrano, 2.86), 2:20
Padres (Adam Eaton, 4.69) at Rockies (Jeff Francis, 8.59), 3:05
Expos (Livan Hernandez, 3.57) at Braves (Mike Hampton, 4.70), 7:05
Brewers (Victor Santos, 4.25) at Reds (Luke Hudson, 2.96), 7:10
Giants (Noah Lowry, 4.69) at Diamondbacks (Stephen Randolph, 5.02), 10:05
Cardinals (Woody Williams, 4.00) at Dodgers (Jeff Weaver, 3.72), 10:10

13) Yesterday’s HR–

Adrian Beltre–#45
Manny Ramirez–#39 & #40
David Ortiz–#37
Moises Alou–#34
Scott Rolen–#33
Steve Finley–#32
Mark Teixeira–#31
Vladimir Guerrero–#30
Aramis Ramirez–#30
Carlos Delgado–#28
Eric Chavez–#28
Miguel Tejada–#27
Casey Blake–#26
Melvin Mora–#24
Wily Mo Pena–#24
Kevin Mench–#22 & #23
Shawn Green–#23
Richard Hidalgo–#23
Bret Boone–#22
Reggie Sanders–#22
Geoff Jenkins–#22
Tino Martinez–#21
Derek Jeter–#20
Ruben Sierra–#16
Placido Polanco–#15
Coco Crisp–#14
Khalil Greene–#13
Jayson Werth–#12
David Wright–#11
Johnny Estrada–#9
Ryan Klesko–#8
Jason Michaels–#8
Russell Branyan–#8
Brady Clark–#6
Marcus Giles–#6
Jeff Keppinger–#3
Doug DeVore–#2
Xavier Nady–#2
Ryan Ludwick–#1

14) HR leaders–

AL
1) Manny Ramirez–40**
2) David Ortiz–37*
3) Paul Konerko–36
T4) Gary Sheffield–33
T4) Alex Rodriguez–33
6) Mark Teixeira–31*
7) Vladimir Guerrero–30*
8) Hank Blalock–29
T9) Eric Chavez–28*
T9) Carlos Delgado–28*

NL
1) Adrian Beltre–45*
2) Albert Pujols–43
3) Adam Dunn–41
T4) Barry Bonds–40
T4) Jim Edmonds–40
T4) Jim Thome–40
-) Carlos Beltran–38 (not officially in the top 10, since 15 in the AL)
T7) Moises Alou–34*
T7) Jeromy Burnitz–34
9) Scott Rolen–33*
10) Steve Finley–32*

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

15) Barry Bonds watch–

Bonds tied his own major league record with 198 BB in a season.

OBA–.612, Bonds holds the major league record with .582, in 2002
SLG–.828, on pace for 4th all time, Bonds holds the major league record with .863, 2001
OPS–1.441, Bonds holds the major league record with 1.381, in 2002
RCAA–137, is 9th all time, on pace for 156, Bonds holds the major league record with 169, 2001
BB–198, tied his own major league record
BB above average–170, new major league record
career HR–has 698, is 2 away from 700, is 16 behind Ruth, is 57 behind Aaron
career HR above average–has 457, tied Aaron for 2nd all time
career RCAA–1481, 2nd all time, Ruth holds the record with 1795

16) Manny Ramirez passed Dwight Evans into 45th place on the all time HR list, with 387.

17) Carlos Delgado passed Hank Greenberg and tied Bobby Bonds for 79th place on the all time HR list, with 332.

18) Tino Martinez passed Cecil Fielder into 87th place on the all time HR list, with 320.


1) The Devil Rays have a 12 game losing streak. They joined the 1951 Giants and the 1987 Brewers as the only teams to have both a 12+ game winning and losing streak in the same season.

2) Cardinals 3B Scott Rolen had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a strained left knee.

After 21 RCAA/.860 OPS and 34 RCAA/.910 OPS seasons, Rolen is hitting .608 SLG, .413 OBA, 1.021 OPS, 58 RCAA in his first 136 games. He has a .899 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 247 RCAA in 1189 games.

3) The Rangers claimed P Michael Tejera off waivers from the Marlins and designated minor league P Rosman Garcia for assignment.

Garcia has a 5.94 ERA/-5 RSAA in 50 career games, including a 5.40 ERA/0 RSAA in 4 games in 2004.

4) The Padres called up P Mike Bynum.

Bynum has a 7.25 ERA/-24 RSAA in 27 career games.

5) The Mets called up OF Victor Diaz.

6) The Expos-Marlins games on Monday and Tuesday were moved from Florida to Chicago, due to Hurricane Francis. The status of the other 3 games of that series hasn’t been determined yet.

7) The Brewers called up P Travis Phelps.

Phelps has a 4.34 ERA/2 RSAA in 78 career games, including a 13.50 ERA/-4 RSAA in 3 games in 2004.

8) Braves SS Rafael Furcal was arrested on DUI charges, for the 2nd time in 4 years.

After -13 RCAA/.710 OPS and 24 RCAA/.794 OPS seasons, Furcal is hitting .421 SLG, .354 OBA, .774 OPS, 4 RCAA in his first 124 games. He has a .754 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and 13 RCAA in 644 games.

9) Orioles P Jorge Julio was suspended for 4 games for throwing on Twins INF Augie Ojeda on Tuesday.

After 1.99 ERA/18 RSAA and 4.38 ERA/-1 RSAA seasons, Julio is off to a 3.90 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 55 games. He has a 3.41 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and 25 RSAA in 204 games.

10) The Expos activated P Francis Beltran from the DL.

Beltran has a 6.00 ERA/-11 RSAA in 49 career games, including a 5.57 ERA/-6 RSAA in 38 games in 2004 (first 34 with the Cubs).


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