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Games on 1978-08-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins4California Angels3BoxRoger EricksonFrank Tanana(none)
Minnesota Twins3California Angels4BoxChris KnappStan PerzanowskiDave LaRoche
Chicago White Sox0Detroit Tigers7BoxJack BillinghamBritt Burns(none)
Toronto Blue Jays3Kansas City Royals5BoxLarry GuraDave LemanczykSteve Mingori
Boston Red Sox8Milwaukee Brewers1BoxDennis EckersleyEduardo Rodriguez(none)
Baltimore Orioles2New York Yankees3BoxSparky LyleTippy Martinez(none)
Seattle Mariners3Oakland Athletics2BoxJim ToddMatt Keough(none)
Cleveland Indians3Texas Rangers4BoxSteve ComerJim Kern(none)
Houston Astros5Atlanta Braves3BoxJoe NiekroPreston HannaKen Forsch
Houston Astros7Atlanta Braves0BoxVern RuhleTommy Boggs(none)
Montreal Expos7Chicago Cubs4BoxRoss GrimsleyDave RobertsStan Bahnsen
San Diego Padres1Cincinnati Reds7BoxMike LaCossEric Rasmussen(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers2San Francisco Giants0BoxBob WelchEd Halicki(none)
New York Mets3St. Louis Cardinals5BoxTom BrunoNino EspinosaMark Littell

Standings as of 1978-08-05

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox1086840.630--55142412728-2940-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park553124.564
224Milwaukee Brewers1066145.5756.054744410324-2637-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium563224.571
347Baltimore Orioles1086048.5568.0440485-4530-2830-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium533023.566
458New York Yankees1096049.5508.54764274927-2833-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I544014.741
5610Detroit Tigers1085949.5469.04864305627-2932-20W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium542727.500
6916Cleveland Indians1075156.47716.5451455-419-3432-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium521834.346
71325Toronto Blue Jays1084068.37028.0422527-10516-3824-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium531934.358
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Kansas City Royals1065947.557--4844176722-3037-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium563323.589
2711California Angels1126052.5362.04704571325-2935-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium502723.540
3814Oakland Athletics1115754.5144.5387416-2926-3031-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum511239.235
41017Texas Rangers1075156.4778.5429434-518-3333-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium553619.655
51121Minnesota Twins1074661.43013.5465485-2026-3620-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium552728.491
61223Chicago White Sox1074562.42114.5427492-6517-3028-32L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park542628.481
71426Seattle Mariners1104070.36421.0438580-14217-3523-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome501634.320
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Philadelphia Phillies1045747.548--4473885919-3138-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium583325.569
2613Chicago Cubs1075552.5143.5428455-2725-3130-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field552431.436
3715Pittsburgh Pirates1045054.4817.0400419-1921-3229-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium573819.667
4818Montreal Expos1115259.4688.54634135023-3229-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium512427.471
51122New York Mets1114764.42313.5435468-3321-3326-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium511932.373
61224St. Louis Cardinals1094168.37618.5366447-8119-3822-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II532825.528
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Francisco Giants1116645.595--4543896529-2737-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park512328.451
223Cincinnati Reds1096445.5871.04834533029-2435-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium522824.538
335Los Angeles Dodgers1106248.5643.54984029629-3133-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium523319.635
4512San Diego Padres1105753.5188.5405423-1822-3435-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium522725.519
5919Houston Astros1095158.46814.0413447-3416-3535-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome532330.434
61020Atlanta Braves1095059.45915.0413501-8819-3231-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium531934.358