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Games on 1972-08-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles3Boston Red Sox6BoxLuis TiantDave McNally(none)
Texas Rangers11Chicago White Sox5BoxRich HandDave LemondsSteve Lawson
Detroit Tigers4Cleveland Indians3BoxFred SchermanGaylord Perry(none)
California Angels1Kansas City Royals2BoxMike HedlundEddie Fisher(none)
New York Yankees0Milwaukee Brewers4BoxBill ParsonsMel Stottlemyre(none)
Oakland Athletics0Minnesota Twins4BoxDick WoodsonVida Blue(none)
Atlanta Braves2Cincinnati Reds4BoxPedro BorbonRon SchuelerClay Carroll
San Diego Padres0Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxClaude OsteenClay KirbyJim Brewer
Pittsburgh Pirates7Montreal Expos4BoxNelson BrilesBill StonemanDave Giusti
Chicago Cubs3New York Mets2BoxSteve HamiltonDanny FrisellaJack Aker
Houston Astros4San Francisco Giants3BoxJim RayDon CarrithersFred Gladding
Philadelphia Phillies5St. Louis Cardinals0BoxSteve CarltonReggie Cleveland(none)

Standings as of 1972-08-05

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Detroit Tigers1005644.560--3483242428-2228-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium563026.536
248Baltimore Orioles1005347.5303.03422826028-2325-24L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium542727.500
3612Boston Red Sox995148.5154.5418428-1019-3032-18W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park563422.607
4713New York Yankees985048.5105.03603144620-3130-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I572928.509
5916Cleveland Indians1004654.46010.0297331-3417-3329-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium562630.464
61121Milwaukee Brewers1004159.41015.0317389-7217-3324-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium562432.429
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Oakland Athletics1016140.604--3953009531-2030-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum543222.593
225Chicago White Sox1005644.5604.5373366716-3040-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park543123.574
359Minnesota Twins975146.5268.03523391323-2928-17W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium572631.456
4815Kansas City Royals994752.47513.03763552118-3129-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium552926.527
51019California Angels1014556.44616.0316388-7218-3227-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium543024.556
61223Texas Rangers1014160.40620.0321399-7817-3224-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium531340.245
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Pittsburgh Pirates1006238.620--45634611030-2032-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium553421.618
247New York Mets995445.5457.5327348-2126-2128-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium572928.509
3611Chicago Cubs1045450.51910.04343617324-3230-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field513120.608
4714St. Louis Cardinals994851.48513.5373395-2224-2724-24L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II572730.474
5817Montreal Expos984553.45916.0312384-7221-2924-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park582533.431
61224Philadelphia Phillies1013962.38623.5326408-8220-2919-33W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium552035.364
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Cincinnati Reds996138.616--45035010036-1425-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium553421.618
236Houston Astros1025745.5595.54794205930-2027-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome512724.529
3510Los Angeles Dodgers1005248.5209.53663481826-2426-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium553322.600
4918Atlanta Braves1044757.45216.5411475-6422-3324-25L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium502327.460
51020San Francisco Giants1034558.43718.0425440-1527-2418-34L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park522428.462
61122San Diego Padres1014160.40621.0326410-8424-2217-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium521735.327