2000 American League Division Series

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2000 American League Division Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Seattle Mariners (3) Lou Piniella 91–71, .562, GB: ½
Chicago White Sox (0) Jerry Manuel 95–67, .586, GA: 5
Dates: October 3 – 6
Television: ESPN
TV announcers: Chris Berman, Rick Sutcliffe
Radio: ESPN
Team (Wins) Manager Season
New York Yankees (3) Joe Torre 87–74, .540, GA: 2½
Oakland Athletics (2) Art Howe 91–70, .565, GA: ½
Dates: October 3 – 8
Television: NBC (Games 1, 3–4)/Pax (Game 1)
Fox (Games 2, 5)
TV announcers: Skip Caray, Joe Morgan (Games 1, 3–4)
Joe Buck, Tim McCarver (Game 2)
Thom Brennaman, Bob Brenly (Game 5)
Radio: ESPN
Umpires: Charlie Reliford, Kerwin Danley, Mike Reilly, Mike Winters, Rick Reed, Doug Eddings (Mariners–White Sox, Games 1–2; Yankees–Athletics, Games 3–5)
Tim Welke, Chuck Meriwether, Tim McClelland, Paul Schrieber, Al Clark, Jeff Nelson (Yankees–Athletics, Games 1–2; Mariners–White Sox, Game 3)
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The 2000 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 2000 American League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 3, and ended on Sunday, October 8, with the champions of the three AL divisions—along with a "wild card" team—participating in two best-of-five series. The teams were:

The higher seed (in parentheses) had the home field advantage (Games 1, 2 and 5 at home), which was determined by playing record. The team with the best record was assigned to play the wild card team, unless they were in the same division. The Athletics were not required to make up their one remaining game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in order to win the Western Division title over Seattle; as both teams had qualified for the postseason, Oakland was awarded the division title in the event of a tie on the basis of a 9–4 advantage in head-to-head play.

The Mariners and the defending World Series champion Yankees went on to meet in the AL Championship Series for the right to advance to the 2000 World Series against the National League champion New York Mets.

Matchups[edit]

Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners[edit]

Seattle won the series, 3–0.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 3 Seattle Mariners – 7, Chicago White Sox – 4 (10 innings) Comiskey Park (II) 4:12 45,290[1]
2 October 4 Seattle Mariners – 5, Chicago White Sox – 2 Comiskey Park (II) 3:16 45,383[2] 
3 October 6 Chicago White Sox – 1, Seattle Mariners – 2 Safeco Field 2:40 48,010[3]

Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees[edit]

New York won the series, 3–2.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 3 New York Yankees – 3, Oakland Athletics – 5 Network Associates Coliseum 3:04 47,360[4]
2 October 4 New York Yankees – 4, Oakland Athletics – 0 Network Associates Coliseum 3:15 47,860[5] 
3 October 6 Oakland Athletics – 2, New York Yankees – 4 Yankee Stadium (I) 3:12 56,606[6] 
4 October 7 Oakland Athletics – 11, New York Yankees – 1 Yankee Stadium (I) 3:42 56,915[7] 
5 October 8 New York Yankees – 7, Oakland Athletics – 5 Network Associates Coliseum 3:50 41,170[8]

Chicago vs. Seattle[edit]

The Seattle Mariners returned to the postseason to avenge two postseason failures in the 1990s. The Chicago White Sox returned to the postseason for the first time since 1993. This series ended with a game-winning bunt by Carlos Guillén in Game 3.

Game 1, October 3[edit]

Comiskey Park (II) in Chicago, Illinois

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Seattle 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 7 13 0
Chicago 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 0
WP: José Mesa (1–0)   LP: Keith Foulke (0–1)   Sv: Kazuhiro Sasaki (1)
Home runs:
SEA: Joe Oliver (1), Edgar Martínez (1), John Olerud (1)
CWS: Ray Durham (1)

In Game 1, Freddy García faced Jim Parque. Parque struggled early and often, allowing three straight to reach against him to open the game. An RBI single by Alex Rodriguez and a forceout by John Olerud allowed the Mariners to jump out to a 2–0 first inning lead. Then Joe Oliver's leadoff homer made it 3–0 in the second. But in the bottom half, Chris Singleton's RBI triple and a wild pitch by Garcia made it a one-run game. In the bottom of the third, the Mariners' lead evaporated when Ray Durham homered to tie it and Magglio Ordóñez tripled in the go-ahead run. The game remained 4–3 until the seventh when Mike Cameron hit the game-tying single. That hit almost gave the Mariners the lead but David Bell was out at home trying to score the go-ahead run. The game moved to extra innings tied at four. In the top of the tenth, back-to-back homers by Edgar Martínez and John Olerud gave the Mariners a 7–4 lead. That lead would stand as Kazuhiro Sasaki got the save.

Game 2, October 4[edit]

Comiskey Park (II) in Chicago, Illinois

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seattle 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 5 9 1
Chicago 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1
WP: Paul Abbott (1–0)   LP: Mike Sirotka (0–1)   Sv: Kazuhiro Sasaki (2)
Home runs:
SEA: Jay Buhner (1)
CWS: None

Game 3, October 6[edit]

Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
Seattle 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0
WP: Jose Paniagua (1–0)   LP: Kelly Wunsch (0–1)

In Game 3, James Baldwin faced Aaron Sele in the clincher. The White Sox took an early 1–0 lead in the second on a sacrifice fly by Herbert Perry. In the bottom of the fourth, the Mariners tied the game on an RBI hit by Stan Javier. A pitcher's duel took place and both teams struggled to score. The game moved to the bottom of the ninth tied at one. John Olerud singled to the pitcher, but it hit the pitcher in the stomach, allowing Olerud to move to second. Rickey Henderson pinch ran for Olerud. Then Javier's sacrifice bunt moved Henderson onto third. The White Sox walked David Bell and then pinch hitter Carlos Guillén drove in the series-winning run with a bunt past a diving Frank Thomas.

Composite box[edit]

2000 ALDS (3–0): Seattle Mariners over Chicago White Sox

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Seattle Mariners 2 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 3 14 28 1
Chicago White Sox 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 17 2
Total attendance: 138,683   Average attendance: 46,228

Oakland vs. New York[edit]

Game 1, October 3[edit]

Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 7 0
Oakland 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 X 5 10 2
WP: Gil Heredia (1–0)   LP: Roger Clemens (0–1)   Sv: Jason Isringhausen (1)

Game 2, October 4[edit]

Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 8 1
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
WP: Andy Pettitte (1–0)   LP: Kevin Appier (0–1)   Sv: Mariano Rivera (1)

Game 3, October 6[edit]

Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 2
New York 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 X 4 6 1
WP: Orlando Hernández (1–0)   LP: Tim Hudson (0–1)   Sv: Mariano Rivera (2)
Home runs:
OAK: Terrence Long (1)
NYY: None

Game 4, October 7[edit]

Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 4 11 11 0
New York 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 0
WP: Barry Zito (1–0)   LP: Roger Clemens (0–2)
Home runs:
OAK: Olmedo Saenz (1)
NYY: None

Game 5, October 8[edit]

Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 12 0
Oakland 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 13 0
WP: Mike Stanton (1–0)   LP: Gil Heredia (1–1)   Sv: Mariano Rivera (3)
Home runs:
NYY: David Justice (1)
OAK: None

Composite box[edit]

2000 ALDS (3–2): New York Yankees over Oakland Athletics

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 6 4 0 2 0 5 0 1 1 19 41 2
Oakland Athletics 3 3 1 2 4 4 0 2 4 23 44 5
Total attendance: 249,911   Average attendance: 49,982

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000 ALDS - Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox - Game 1". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ "2000 ALDS - Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox - Game 2". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  3. ^ "2000 ALDS - Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners - Game 3". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  4. ^ "2000 ALDS - New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics - Game 1". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  5. ^ "2000 ALDS - New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics - Game 2". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  6. ^ "2000 ALDS - Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees - Game 3". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  7. ^ "2000 ALDS - Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees - Game 4". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  8. ^ "2000 ALDS - New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics - Game 5". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 

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