Around the Majors: Regular season ends

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Twins 6, Indians 5 (12–completion of suspended game)
Indians 5, Twins 2
Devil Rays 7, Tigers 4
Yankees 3, BlueJays 2
Orioles 3, Redsox 2
Whitesox 5, Royals 0
Rangers 3, Mariners 0
A’s 3, Angels 2

NL
Mets 8, Expos 1
Pirates 2, Reds 0
Phillies 10, Marlins 4
Astros 5, Rockies 3
Cardinals 9, Brewers 4
Cubs 10, Braves 8
Giants 10, Dodgers 0
Diamondbacks 4, Padres 1

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Yankees         101   61  .623   -     57-24  44-37  49-27 20-12 22-14 WON  1
Redsox           98   64  .605   3     55-26  43-38  48-28 19-13 22-14 LOST 1
Orioles          78   84  .481  23     38-43  40-41  37-39 21-15 15-17 WON  1
Devil Rays       70   91  .435  30 1/2 41-39  29-52  26-49 19-17 10-22 WON  1
BlueJays         67   94  .416  33 1/2 40-41  27-53  29-46 13-19 17-19 LOST 1

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Twins            92   70  .568   -     49-32  43-38  19-17 46-30 16-16 LOST 1
Whitesox         83   79  .512   9     46-35  37-44  16-16 40-36 19-17 WON  1
Indians          80   82  .494  12     44-37  36-45  17-15 36-40 17-19 WON  1
Tigers           72   90  .444  20     38-43  34-47  12-20 36-40 15-21 LOST 1
Royals           58  104  .358  34     33-47  25-57  12-24 32-44 08-24 LOST 1

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           92   70  .568   -     45-36  47-34  25-18 28-15 32-26 LOST 1
A's              91   71  .562   1     52-29  39-42  23-20 27-16 31-27 WON  1
Rangers          89   73  .549   3     51-30  38-43  25-18 23-20 31-27 WON  2
Mariners         63   99  .389  29     38-44  25-55  13-30 19-24 22-36 LOST 2

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves           96   66  .593   -     49-32  47-34  51-25 18-18 19-13 LOST 1
Phillies         86   76  .531  10     42-39  44-37  39-37 18-18 20-12 WON  1
Marlins          83   79  .512  13     42-38  41-41  43-33 15-21 18-14 LOST 1
Mets             71   91  .438  25     38-43  33-48  29-47 15-21 17-15 WON  1
Expos            67   95  .414  29     35-45  32-50  28-48 17-19 15-17 LOST 1

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals       105   57  .648   -     53-28  52-29  19-11 54-36 21-09 WON  1
Astros           92   70  .568  13     48-33  44-37  16-14 55-35 14-16 WON  7
Cubs             89   73  .549  16     45-37  44-36  16-14 50-40 15-15 WON  1
Reds             76   86  .469  29     40-41  36-45  18-12 38-52 15-15 LOST 2
Pirates          72   89  .447  32 1/2 39-41  33-48  17-13 37-52 16-14 WON  2
Brewers          67   94  .416  37 1/2 36-45  31-49  11-19 35-54 13-17 LOST 1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers          93   69  .574   -     49-32  44-37  14-18 22-14 47-29 LOST 1
Giants           91   71  .562   2     47-35  44-36  19-13 20-16 41-35 WON  1
Padres           87   75  .537   6     42-39  45-36  18-14 19-17 42-34 LOST 2
Rockies          68   94  .420  25     38-43  30-51  11-21 10-26 39-37 LOST 4
Diamondbacks     51  111  .315  42     29-52  22-59  09-23 15-21 21-55 WON  2

3) The Astros clinched the wild card.

4) The Indians clinched a losing season for the 3rd consecutive year.

5) Yesterday’s HR–

Moises Alou–#39
Bobby Abreu–#30
Bernie Williams–#22
Pedro Feliz–#22
Marquis Grissom–#22
Josh Phelps–#18
Ben Broussard–#17
Ray Durham–#17
Laynce Nix–#14
Jimmy Rollins–#14
David Wright–#14
Brandon Inge–#13
Adam LaRoche–#13
Michael Cuddyer–#12
Matt LeCroy–#9
Joe Borchard–#9
Todd Zeile–#9
Jose Castillo–#8
Charles Thomas–#6 & #7
Deivi Cruz–#7
DeWayne Wise–#6
Mark Grudzielanek–#6
Ray Lankford–#6
Grady Sizemore–#5
Robby Hammock–#4
Chris Aguila–#3
Todd Pratt–#3
Doug DeVore–#3
Juan Brito–#3
Yadier Molina–#2
Jason DuBois–#1
Mike Mordecai–#1
Jason Ellison–#1

6) HR leaders–

AL
1) Manny Ramirez–43
T2) Paul Konerko–41
T2) David Ortiz–41
4) Vladimir Guerrero–39
5) Mark Teixeira–38
T6) Gary Sheffield–36
T6) Alex Rodriguez–36
8) Miguel Tejada–34
T9) Carlos Delgado–32
T9) Hank Blalock–32

NL
1) Adrian Beltre–48
T2) Albert Pujols–46
T2) Adam Dunn–46
4) Barry Bonds–45
T5) Jim Thome–42
T5) Jim Edmonds–42
7) Moises Alou–39*
-) Carlos Beltran–38 (not officially in the top 10, since 15 in the AL)
8) Jeromy Burnitz–37
T9) Aramis Ramirez–36
T9) Steve Finley–36

*–hit 1 yesterday

7) Barry Bonds watch–

OBA–.609, new major league record, breaking his own record of .582, in 2002
SLG–.812, 4th all time, Bonds holds the major league record with .863, 2001
OPS–1.422, new major league record, breaking his own record of 1.381, in 2002
RCAA–152, is 6th all time, Bonds holds the major league record with 169, 2001
BB–232, new major league record, breaking his own record of 198, in 2002
BB above average–199, new major league record, breaking his own record of 163, in 2002
career HR–has 703, is 11 behind Ruth, is 52 behind Aaron
career HR above average–has 460, 2nd all time, Ruth holds the record with 622
career RCAA–1496, 2nd all time, Ruth holds the record with 1795
times reached base–376, 2nd all time, Ruth holds the major league record with 379, 1923
times reached base vs. average–254, new major league record, breaking his own record of 228, in 2002


1) Postseason schedule–

Yankees vs. Twins
Game 1–Tuesday, at New York, 8 PM
Game 2–Wednesday, at New York, 7 PM
Game 3–Friday, at Minnesota, 8 PM
Game 4–Saturday, at Minnesota, TBA
Game 5–Sunday, at New York, TBA

Angels vs. Redsox
Game 1–Tuesday, at Anaheim, 4 PM
Game 2–Wednesday, at Anaheim, 10 PM
Game 3–Friday, at Boston, 4 PM
Game 4–Saturday, at Boston, TBA
Game 5–Sunday, at Anaheim, TBA

Cardinals vs. Dodgers
Game 1–Tuesday, at St. Louis, 1 PM
Game 2–Thursday, at St. Louis, 8 PM
Game 3–Saturday, at Los Angeles, TBA
Game 4–Sunday, at Los Angeles, TBA
Game 5–Monday, at St. Louis, TBA

Braves vs. Astros
Game 1–Wednesday, at Atlanta, 4 PM
Game 2–Thursday, at Atlanta, 4 PM
Game 3–Saturday, at Houston, TBA
Game 4–Sunday, at Houston, TBA
Game 5–Monday, at Atlanta, TBA

Games 4 and 5 in each series are if necessary.

2) Astros P Roger Clemens was scratched from yesterday’s start, due to a stomach virus. He should be able to start the first game of the Division Series.

After 4.35 ERA/0 RSAA and 3.91 ERA/10 RSAA seasons, Clemens had a 2.98 ERA/32 RSAA in 33 starts. He has a 3.18 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.38, and 645 RSAA in 640 games.

Clemens ranks 2nd on the career RSAA list (since 1900, he’s 4th including the 19th century)–

RSAA    
1    Lefty Grove                 668   
2    Roger Clemens               645   
3    Walter Johnson              643   
4    Greg Maddux                 556   
5    Grover C Alexander          524   
6    Randy Johnson               511   
7    Pedro Martinez              478   
8    Christy Mathewson           405   
9    Tom Seaver                  404   
10   Carl Hubbell                355   

3) The Royals announced they won’t pick up the 2005 options for 3B Joe Randa and RF Juan Gonzalez and removed OFs Dee Brown and Aaron Guiel, utilityman Wilton Guerrero, C Alberto Castillo and Ps Matt Kinney and Justin Huisman from the 40 man roster.

After -10 RCAA/.768 OPS and -2 RCAA/.800 OPS seasons, Randa hit .408 SLG, .343 OBA, .751 OPS, 1 RCAA in 128 games. It was his 1st season with a positive RCAA since 1999 and he has a .765 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -51 RCAA in 1283 games.

After -6 RCAA/.776 OPS and 7 RCAA/.901 OPS seasons, Gonzalez hit .441 SLG, .326 OBA, .767 OPS, -1 RCAA in 33 games. He has a .904 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and 277 RCAA in 1688 games.

After -10 RCAA/.605 OPS in 50 games in 2003, Brown had a .349 SLG, .293 OBA, .642 OPS, -8 RCAA in 59 games. 2001 was the only other year in which he played more than 50 games (106) and he has a .615 career OPS, compared to his league average of .767, and -57 RCAA in 263 games.

After -20 RCAA/.633 OPS and 3 RCAA/.835 OPS seasons, Guiel had a .296 SLG, .263 OBA, .559 OPS, -11 RCAA in 42 games. He has a .717 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and -28 RCAA in 211 games.

After being out of the majors in 2003, Guerrero had a .281 SLG, .219 OBA, .500 OPS, -3 RCAA in 24 games (32 PA). He has a .677 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and -55 RCAA in 678 games.

After playing in just 26 games in 2002-03, Castillo hit .371 SLG, .365 OBA, .736 OPS, -1 RCAA in 29 games. He has a .591 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and -69 RCAA in 372 games.

After 4.64 ERA/-2 RSAA and 5.19 ERA/-17 RSAA seasons, Kinney had a 6.06 ERA/-14 RSAA in 43 games (6 starts–first 32 G/6 GS with the Brewers). He has a 5.27 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.41, and -32 RSAA in 98 games.

Huisman had a 6.84 ERA/-7 RSAA in his first 14 career games.

4) The Royals announced that coaches John Mizerock (3B) and Mike Mason (pitching) won’t return, but will be offered other jobs in the organization. Guy Hansen will be the pitching coach, Joe Jones will be 1B coach and Luis Silverio will move from 1B to 3B coach.

5) BlueJays broadcaster John Cerutti died at the age of 44. It is believed to have been of natural causes.

Cerutti had a 3.94 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.08, and 12 RSAA in 229 games with the 1985-90 BlueJays and 1991 Tigers.

6) The Tigers announced coaches Kirk Gibson (bench), Bob Cluck (pitching), Bruce Fields (hitting), Lance Parrish (bullpen), Juan Samuel (3B) and Mick Kelleher (1B) will return in 2005.

7) The Marlins didn’t offer 2005 contracts to coaches Wayne Rosenthal (pitching), Doug Davis (bench) and Tony Taylor (bullpen). They will be offered other jobs in the organization. Meanwhile, coaches Perry Hill (1B), Jeff Cox (3B), Bill Robinson (3B) and bullpen coordinator Pierre Arsenault were offered contracts.

8) MLB set a single season attendance record, with 73,022,969.


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