2008 Season News

March 15 - The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres play to a 3-3 tie in the first major league game ever played in China. The game is played at Wukesong Stadium in Beijing, site of the baseball competition for the 2008 Olympics. The teams meet again the next day, with the Padres winning 6-3.

March 17 - The Dodgers depart their Dodgertown complex in Vero Beach, Florida after 60 years of use. Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda manages the team in its final week's games, as regular manager Joe Torre is with the portion of the club that traveled to China.

September 13- Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez records his 58th save of the season, breaking the single-season record set by Bobby Thigpen in 1990.

September 19 - Rays first baseman Carlos Peña is awarded a home run after the original ruling of a ground-rule double due to fan interference is overturned by umpire Gerry Davis following an instant replay consultation during an 11-1 Rays victory over the Twins. This marks the first time in major league history that the instant replay rule is used to overturn a call.

September 21 - The Yankees defeat the Orioles 7–3, in the final game played at Yankee Stadium. Andy Pettitte is the winning pitcher and teammate José Molina belts the last home run in the storied ballpark.
2008 American League East
Team Record GB
Tampa Bay Rays 97-65 -
Boston Red Sox 95-67 2.0
New York Yankees 89-73 8.0
Toronto Blue Jays 86-76 11.0
Baltimore Orioles 68-93 28.5
2008 American League Central
Team Record GB
Chicago White Sox 89-74 -
Minnesota Twins 88-75 1.0
Cleveland Indians 81-81 7.5
Kansas City Royals 75-87 13.5
Detroit Tigers 74-88 14.5
2008 American League West
Team Record GB
Los Angeles Angels 100-62 -
Texas Rangers 79-83 21.0
Oakland Athletics 75-86 24.5
Seattle Mariners 61-101 39.0
2008 National League East
Team Record GB
Philadelphia Phillies 92-70 -
New York Mets 89-73 3.0
Florida Marlins 84-77 7.5
Atlanta Braves 72-90 20.0
Washington Nationals 59-102 32.5
2008 National League Central
Team Record GB
Chicago Cubs 97-64 -
Milwaukee Brewers 90-72 7.5
Houston Astros 86-75 11.0
St. Louis Cardinals 86-76 11.5
Cincinnati Reds 74-88 23.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 67-95 30.5
2008 National League West
Team Record GB
Los Angeles Dodgers 84-78 -
Arizona Diamondbacks 82-80 2.0
Colorado Rockies 74-88 10.0
San Francisco Giants 72-90 12.0
San Diego Padres 63-99 21.0
American League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Los Angeles Angels 100 62 0.617 765 4.72 697 4.30 159 160 0.268 0.327 0.413 4.00 457 1106 0.985 159
Tampa Bay Rays 97 65 0.599 774 4.78 671 4.14 180 166 0.260 0.335 0.422 3.82 526 1143 0.985 153
Boston Red Sox 95 67 0.586 845 5.22 694 4.28 173 147 0.280 0.354 0.447 4.01 548 1185 0.986 147
New York Yankees 89 73 0.549 789 4.87 727 4.49 180 143 0.271 0.335 0.427 4.28 489 1141 0.986 141
Chicago White Sox 89 74 0.546 811 4.98 729 4.47 235 156 0.263 0.328 0.448 4.11 460 1147 0.983 154
Minnesota Twins 88 75 0.540 829 5.09 745 4.57 111 183 0.279 0.341 0.408 4.18 406 995 0.982 168
Toronto Blue Jays 86 76 0.531 714 4.41 610 3.77 126 134 0.264 0.328 0.399 3.49 467 1184 0.986 137
Cleveland Indians 81 81 0.500 805 4.97 761 4.70 171 170 0.262 0.330 0.424 4.46 444 986 0.985 183
Texas Rangers 79 83 0.488 901 5.56 967 5.97 194 176 0.283 0.350 0.462 5.37 625 963 0.978 191
Oakland Athletics 75 86 0.466 646 4.01 690 4.29 125 135 0.242 0.314 0.369 4.01 576 1061 0.984 169
Kansas City Royals 75 87 0.463 691 4.27 781 4.82 120 159 0.269 0.317 0.397 4.50 515 1085 0.984 159
Detroit Tigers 74 88 0.457 821 5.07 857 5.29 200 172 0.271 0.338 0.444 4.91 644 991 0.981 172
Baltimore Orioles 68 93 0.422 782 4.86 869 5.40 172 184 0.267 0.331 0.429 5.15 687 922 0.983 163
Seattle Mariners 61 101 0.377 671 4.14 811 5.01 124 161 0.265 0.316 0.389 4.73 626 1016 0.984 159
National League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Chicago Cubs 97 64 0.602 855 5.31 671 4.17 184 160 0.278 0.352 0.443 3.87 548 1264 0.983 118
Philadelphia Phillies 92 70 0.568 799 4.93 680 4.20 214 160 0.255 0.327 0.438 3.89 533 1081 0.985 142
Milwaukee Brewers 90 72 0.556 750 4.63 689 4.25 198 175 0.253 0.320 0.431 3.87 528 1110 0.984 160
New York Mets 89 73 0.549 799 4.93 715 4.41 172 163 0.266 0.339 0.420 4.07 590 1181 0.986 125
Houston Astros 86 75 0.534 712 4.42 743 4.61 167 197 0.263 0.319 0.415 4.39 492 1095 0.989 141
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 0.531 779 4.81 725 4.48 174 163 0.281 0.348 0.433 4.20 496 957 0.986 156
Florida Marlins 84 77 0.522 770 4.78 767 4.76 208 161 0.254 0.321 0.433 4.44 586 1127 0.980 122
Los Angeles Dodgers 84 78 0.519 700 4.32 648 4.00 137 123 0.264 0.330 0.399 3.68 480 1205 0.984 137
Arizona Diamondbacks 82 80 0.506 720 4.44 706 4.36 159 147 0.251 0.324 0.415 3.99 451 1229 0.981 136
Cincinnati Reds 74 88 0.457 704 4.35 800 4.94 187 201 0.263 0.332 0.415 4.55 557 1227 0.981 155
Colorado Rockies 74 88 0.457 747 4.61 822 5.07 160 148 0.247 0.317 0.408 4.77 562 1041 0.985 176
Atlanta Braves 72 90 0.444 753 4.65 778 4.80 130 156 0.270 0.343 0.408 4.47 586 1076 0.983 149
San Francisco Giants 72 90 0.444 640 3.95 759 4.69 94 147 0.262 0.318 0.382 4.38 652 1240 0.983 130
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 95 0.414 735 4.54 884 5.46 153 176 0.258 0.316 0.403 5.10 657 963 0.983 178
San Diego Padres 63 99 0.389 637 3.93 764 4.72 154 165 0.250 0.314 0.390 4.41 561 1100 0.986 148
Washington Nationals 59 102 0.366 641 3.98 825 5.12 117 190 0.251 0.317 0.373 4.66 588 1063 0.980 141