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Games on 1968-08-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox2Chicago White Sox1BoxBill LandisTommy John(none)
Baltimore Orioles5New York Yankees3BoxPete RichertDooley Womack(none)
Chicago Cubs1Atlanta Braves6BoxMilt PappasBill Stoneman(none)
New York Mets5Houston Astros6BoxJohn BuzhardtJerry Koosman(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates0Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxJim BrewerSteve Blass(none)
Philadelphia Phillies6San Francisco Giants4BoxDick HallMike McCormick(none)
Cincinnati Reds2St. Louis Cardinals3BoxNelson BrilesGerry ArrigoJoe Hoerner

Standings as of 1968-08-05

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Detroit Tigers1096742.615--4373498832-2535-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium533617.679
223Baltimore Orioles1076146.5705.03853216430-2531-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium553025.545
334Cleveland Indians1126151.5457.53733393429-2531-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium492524.510
445Boston Red Sox1095851.5329.0417438-2126-2632-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park532825.528
558Oakland Athletics1095653.51411.03693551427-2928-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum532627.491
6612New York Yankees1065056.47215.5343364-2125-2625-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I563323.589
7713Minnesota Twins1065056.47215.53833513221-3129-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium562927.518
8815California Angels1095059.45917.0346423-7726-3024-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred HaneyAnaheim Stadium531736.321
9919Chicago White Sox1064759.44318.5321328-720-2827-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed ShortComiskey Park562036.357
101020Washington Senators II1053966.37126.0349455-10619-3920-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D George SelkirkRFK Memorial Stadium562630.464
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111St. Louis Cardinals1117239.649--41430311135-1837-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II512526.490
226Cincinnati Reds1075651.52314.04484341430-2425-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamCrosley Field552728.491
337Chicago Cubs1115853.52314.0404410-628-3130-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field512625.510
449San Francisco Giants1095554.50516.03743631128-2427-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park533320.623
5510Atlanta Braves1015051.49517.0297329-3220-2530-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium613130.508
6611Philadelphia Phillies1085157.47219.5363394-3127-3224-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium542529.463
7714Houston Astros1004753.47019.5322343-2119-2928-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome622537.403
8816Pittsburgh Pirates1034756.45621.0336335126-2921-27L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownForbes Field593326.559
9917New York Mets1135162.45122.0333339-629-2922-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Johnny MurphyShea Stadium492227.449
101018Los Angeles Dodgers1115061.45022.0288329-4123-3127-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Fresco ThompsonDodger Stadium512625.510