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Games on 1976-05-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals6Baltimore Orioles3BoxDennis LeonardKen HoltzmanDoug Bird
Texas Rangers6Boston Red Sox5BoxSteve HarganDick PoleJoe Hoerner
Texas Rangers12Boston Red Sox4BoxJim UmbargerLuis Tiant(none)
Cleveland Indians3California Angels4BoxJim BrewerTom Buskey(none)
Chicago White Sox1Detroit Tigers7BoxVern RuhleBart JohnsonBill Laxton
Minnesota Twins13Milwaukee Brewers2BoxJoe DeckerBill Travers(none)
New York Yankees8Oakland Athletics4BoxDick TidrowJim Todd(none)
Cincinnati Reds14Chicago Cubs4BoxSanto AlcalaRick Reuschel(none)
San Francisco Giants5Montreal Expos7BoxWoodie FrymanJohn D'AcquistoDale Murray
San Diego Padres2New York Mets7BoxMickey LolichRich Folkers(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers4Philadelphia Phillies6BoxGene GarberTommy John(none)
Atlanta Braves3Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxDoc MedichPhil NiekroDave Giusti
Houston Astros1St. Louis Cardinals5BoxLynn McGlothenMike Cosgrove(none)

Standings as of 1976-05-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1976 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees20155.750--116684810-35-2W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulYankee Stadium I1398257.590
235Milwaukee Brewers16106.6253.06264-25-25-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BaumerCounty Stadium1455689.386
3410Detroit Tigers18108.5564.09462325-45-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1436479.448
4614Cleveland Indians211011.4765.510086146-64-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1387167.514
5917Baltimore Orioles21912.4296.55280-282-57-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1417962.560
61224Boston Red Sox19613.3168.585100-152-64-7L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1437766.538
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1976 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Texas Rangers20146.700--9265274-210-4W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienArlington Stadium1426280.437
259Kansas City Royals18108.5563.0747225-45-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1448064.556
3715Minnesota Twins19910.4744.57790-135-74-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1437667.531
4816Oakland Athletics241113.4585.0104117-137-74-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1377661.555
51020California Angels25916.3607.588114-264-75-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium1376770.489
61121Chicago White Sox17611.3536.56187-264-72-4L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1445886.403
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1976 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
223Philadelphia Phillies21147.6671.0131102298-16-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1418754.617
114New York Mets27189.667--13082486-612-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1356867.504
336Pittsburgh Pirates23149.6092.0999275-69-3W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium1397861.561
4812St. Louis Cardinals251213.4805.097106-97-85-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1376077.438
5918Chicago Cubs261115.4236.5135165-308-63-9L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Salty SaltwellWrigley Field1366472.471
61019Montreal Expos22814.3647.588108-204-74-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park1404793.336
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1976 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Los Angeles Dodgers251510.600--11797206-79-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1377760.562
258Cincinnati Reds241410.5830.5153110437-67-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium1388850.638
3611Houston Astros271314.4813.098127-294-99-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1356768.496
4713San Diego Padres251213.4803.010910366-66-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium1376176.445
51122San Francisco Giants24816.3336.591124-333-95-7L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1386672.478
61223Atlanta Braves25817.3207.084116-324-84-9L12T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave BristolEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium1376275.453