2000 American League Division Series


2000 American League Division Series

Infobox LDS
alds = yes


year = 2000
champion1 = Seattle Mariners (3)
champion1_manager = Lou Piniella
champion1_games = 91-71, .562, GB: ½
runnerup1 = Chicago White Sox (0)
runnerup1_manager = Jerry Manuel
runnerup1_games = 95-67, .586, GA: 5
date1 = October 3October 6
television1 = ESPN
announcers1 = Chris Berman and Rick Sutcliffe
champion2 = New York Yankees (3)
champion2_manager = Joe Torre
champion2_games = 87-74, .540, GA: 2½
runnerup2 = Oakland Athletics (2)
runnerup2_manager = Art Howe
runnerup2_games = 91-70, .565, GA: ½
date2 = October 3October 8
television2 = NBC (Games 1, 3, 4)/Pax (Game 1)
FOX (Games 2, 5)
announcers2 = Skip Caray and Joe Morgan (Games 1, 3, 4)
Joe Buck and Tim McCarver (Game 2)
Thom Brennaman and Bob Brenly (Game 5)
umpires2 = 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)
The by|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:

*(1) Chicago White Sox (Central Division champion, 95-67) vs. (4) Seattle Mariners (Wild Card, 91-71): Mariners win series, 3-0.
*(2) Oakland Athletics (Western Division champion, 91-70) vs. (3) New York Yankees (Eastern Division champion, 87-74): Yankees win series, 3-2.

"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

Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners

Seattle wins the series, 3-0

Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees

New York wins the series, 3-2

Chicago vs. Seattle

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.

Game 1, October 3

Comiskey Park II in Chicago, IllinoisLinescore
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WP=Jose Mesa (1-0)|LP=Keith Foulke (0-1)|SV=Kazuhiro Sasaki (1)
RoadHR=Edgar Martínez (1), John Olerud (1), Joe Oliver (1)|HomeHR=Ray Durham (1)|

In Game 1, Freddy Garcia 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 2nd. 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 3rd, 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 7th 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 4. In the top of the 10th, 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

Comiskey Park II in Chicago, IllinoisLinescore
Road=Seattle|RoadAbr=SEA
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RSP=|HSP=
WP=Paul Abbott (1-0)|LP=Mike Sirotka (0-1)|SV=Kazuhiro Sasaki (2)
RoadHR=Jay Buhner (1)|HomeHR=|

Game 3, October 6

Safeco Field in Seattle, WashingtonLinescore
Road=Chicago|RoadAbr=CHW
R1=0|R2=1|R3=0|R4=0|R5=0|R6=0|R7=0|R8=0|R9=0|RR=1|RH=3|RE=1
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RSP=|HSP=
WP=Jose Paniagua (1-0)|LP=Kelly Wunsch (0-1)|SV=|

In Game 3, James Baldwin faced Aaron Sele in the clincher. The White Sox took an early 1-0 lead in the 2nd on a sacrifice fly by Herbert Perry. In the bottom of the 4th, 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 9th tied at 1. 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

2000 ALDS (3-0): Seattle Mariners over Chicago White SoxLinescore
Road=Seattle Mariners
R1=2|R2=3|R3=0|R4=2|R5=1|R6=0|R7=1|R8=0|R9=2|R10=3|RR=14|RH=28|RE=1
Home=Chicago White Sox
H1=1|H2=3|H3=3|H4=0|H5=0|H6=0|H7=0|H8=0|H9=0|H10=0|HR=7|HH=17|HE=2Total Attendance: 138,683 Average Attendance: 46,228|

Oakland vs. New York

Game 1, October 3

Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, CaliforniaLinescore
Road=New York|RoadAbr=NYY
R1=0|R2=2|R3=0|R4=0|R5=0|R6=1|R7=0|R8=0|R9=0|RR=3|RH=7|RE=0
Home=Oakland|HomeAbr=OAK
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RSP=|HSP=
WP=Gil Heredia (1-0)|LP=Roger Clemens (0-1)|SV=Jason Isringhausen (1)|

Game 2, October 4

Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, CaliforniaLinescore
Road=New York|RoadAbr=NYY
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RSP=|HSP=
WP=Andy Pettitte (1-0)|LP=Kevin Appier (0-1)|SV=Mariano Rivera (1)|

Game 3, October 6

Yankee Stadium in New York, New YorkLinescore
Road=Oakland|RoadAbr=OAK
R1=0|R2=1|R3=0|R4=0|R5=1|R6=0|R7=0|R8=0|R9=0|RR=2|RH=4|RE=2
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RSP=|HSP=
WP=Orlando Hernández (1-0)|LP=Tim Hudson (0-1)|SV=Mariano Rivera (2)
RoadHR=Terrence Long (1)|HomeHR=|

Game 4, October 7

Yankee Stadium in New York, New YorkLinescore
Road=Oakland|RoadAbr=OAK
R1=3|R2=0|R3=0|R4=0|R5=0|R6=3|R7=0|R8=1|R9=4|RR=11|RH=11|RE=0
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RSP=|HSP=
WP=Barry Zito (1-0)|LP=Roger Clemens (0-2)|SV=
RoadHR=Olmedo Saenz (1)|HomeHR=|

Game 5, October 8

Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, CaliforniaLinescore
Road=New York|RoadAbr=NYY
R1=6|R2=0|R3=0|R4=1|R5=0|R6=0|R7=0|R8=0|R9=0|RR=7|RH=12|RE=0
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RSP=|HSP=
WP=Mike Stanton (1-0)|LP=Gil Heredia (1-1)|SV=Mariano Rivera (3)
RoadHR=David Justice (1)|HomeHR=|

Composite Box

2000 ALDS (3-2): New York Yankees over Oakland AthleticsLinescore
Road=New York Yankees
R1=6|R2=4|R3=0|R4=2|R5=0|R6=5|R7=0|R8=1|R9=1|RR=19|RH=41|RE=2
Home=Oakland Athletics
H1=3|H2=3|H3=1|H4=2|H5=4|H6=4|H7=0|H8=2|H9=4|HR=23|HH=44|HE=5Total Attendance: 249,911 Average Attendance: 49,982|

Notes

External links

* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/2000_ALDS1.shtml New York-Oakland at Baseball-Reference]
* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/2000_ALDS2.shtml Seattle-Chicago at Baseball-Reference]


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