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Games on 1970-08-26

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics1Baltimore Orioles5BoxJim PalmerCatfish Hunter(none)
Washington Senators II1Chicago White Sox3BoxGerry JaneskiCasey CoxWilbur Wood
Milwaukee Brewers2Cleveland Indians7BoxSteve HarganAl DowningVince Colbert
California Angels6Detroit Tigers3BoxClyde WrightDenny McLainKen Tatum
New York Yankees3Kansas City Royals0BoxStan BahnsenWally Bunker(none)
Boston Red Sox0Minnesota Twins7BoxBert BlylevenRay Culp(none)
Chicago Cubs5Los Angeles Dodgers8BoxClaude OsteenKen HoltzmanJim Brewer
Houston Astros5Montreal Expos4BoxFred GladdingSteve Renko(none)
Atlanta Braves9New York Mets7BoxBob PriddyGary Gentry(none)
Cincinnati Reds6Philadelphia Phillies5BoxJim MerrittJim BunningWayne Granger
Pittsburgh Pirates1San Diego Padres2BoxPat DobsonFred CambriaTom Dukes
St. Louis Cardinals7San Francisco Giants8BoxMike DavisonTom Hilgendorf(none)

Standings as of 1970-08-26

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1970 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Baltimore Orioles1278245.646--62147015140-2642-19W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium35269.743
246New York Yankees1297158.55012.05565144234-3637-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I332211.667
358Detroit Tigers1286860.53114.5559552731-3237-28L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium341123.324
4711Boston Red Sox1256461.51217.05815651622-3842-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park372314.622
5815Cleveland Indians1276265.48820.0509534-2528-3734-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Alvin DarkCleveland Municipal Stadium351421.400
6916Washington Senators II1276067.47222.0513532-1925-3735-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ShortRFK Memorial Stadium351025.286
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1970 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Minnesota Twins1257451.592--58648110535-2739-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium372413.649
235California Angels1287256.5633.55254854037-2635-30W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WalshAnaheim Stadium341420.412
369Oakland Athletics1286860.5317.55344726230-3238-28L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum342113.618
41022Kansas City Royals1284979.38326.5484581-9724-4025-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium341618.471
51123Milwaukee Brewers1294881.37228.0485622-13717-4530-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Marvin MilkesCounty Stadium331716.515
61224Chicago White Sox1314883.36629.0505650-14523-4425-39W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed ShortComiskey Park31823.258
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1970 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Pittsburgh Pirates1297059.543--5885375130-3240-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium,Forbes Field331914.576
2410New York Mets1276661.5203.05494985132-3134-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium351718.486
3714Chicago Cubs1306664.5084.56585669226-3640-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field321814.563
4817St. Louis Cardinals1286068.4699.56146031131-3229-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II341618.471
51019Philadelphia Phillies1285771.44512.5461579-11828-3830-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium331617.485
61120Montreal Expos1285672.43813.5554660-10627-4028-33L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park341717.500
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1970 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cincinnati Reds1318546.649--6395469338-2647-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium,Crosley Field311714.548
224Los Angeles Dodgers1277255.56711.06125199341-2331-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium341519.441
3512San Francisco Giants1276562.51218.0670698-2831-3434-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park352114.600
4613Atlanta Braves1286563.50818.5605607-229-3436-29W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium341123.324
5918Houston Astros1285870.45325.5573619-4627-3831-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome342113.618
61221San Diego Padres1295079.38834.0557648-9125-4125-38W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium331320.394


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Orlando PenaP36.282Released by Pirates.