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Games on 1978-08-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox8California Angels6BoxBob StanleyTom Griffin(none)
Cleveland Indians5Detroit Tigers9BoxJack MorrisDon Hood(none)
Toronto Blue Jays0Milwaukee Brewers6BoxBill TraversJim Clancy(none)
Kansas City Royals5Minnesota Twins6BoxRoger EricksonLarry Gura(none)
Chicago White Sox4Texas Rangers2BoxKen KravecPaul MirabellaLerrin LaGrow
Cincinnati Reds0Chicago Cubs2BoxRick ReuschelTom Seaver(none)
San Francisco Giants3Montreal Expos0BoxEd HalickiRoss Grimsley(none)
San Diego Padres9New York Mets2BoxGaylord PerryJuan BerenguerMickey Lolich
Los Angeles Dodgers5Philadelphia Phillies2BoxBurt HootonTug McGrawTerry Forster
Houston Astros1Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxDon RobinsonJ.R. Richard(none)
Houston Astros2Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxBruce KisonMark LemongelloKent Tekulve
Atlanta Braves3St. Louis Cardinals4BoxJohn DennyMickey MahlerMark Littell

Standings as of 1978-08-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox1207644.633--61147613531-3045-14W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park432320.535
224New York Yankees1196851.5717.55204487231-3037-21W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I443212.727
335Milwaukee Brewers1196752.5638.560249810426-3241-20W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium432617.605
447Detroit Tigers1186652.5599.05474638429-3037-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium442024.455
5610Baltimore Orioles1196455.53811.5470520-5031-3233-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium422616.619
61121Cleveland Indians1195366.44522.5497520-2320-3933-27L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium401624.400
71325Toronto Blue Jays1204674.38330.0469585-11616-4330-31L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium411328.317
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
158Kansas City Royals1196554.546--5494816826-3639-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium432716.628
2711California Angels1236657.5371.05194962329-3237-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium392118.538
3814Texas Rangers1185959.5005.5475468723-3436-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium442816.636
4915Oakland Athletics1236162.4966.0414465-5127-3434-28L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum39831.205
51020Minnesota Twins1215467.44612.0528539-1127-3827-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium411922.463
61223Chicago White Sox1194970.41216.0463557-9420-3629-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park422220.524
71426Seattle Mariners1214576.37221.0482630-14819-3826-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome391128.282
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Philadelphia Phillies1176354.538--5054357022-3441-20L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium452718.600
2512Chicago Cubs1196257.5212.0480507-2726-3336-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field431726.395
3716Montreal Expos1215863.4797.04884404824-3334-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium411823.439
4817Pittsburgh Pirates1185662.4757.5463486-2323-3733-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium433211.744
51122St. Louis Cardinals1215071.41315.0418480-6222-3828-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II411922.463
61224New York Mets1204971.40815.5456507-5122-3527-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium421725.405
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers1217150.587--55142912233-3138-19W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium412417.585
223San Francisco Giants1217051.5791.04844315332-3138-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park411922.463
336Cincinnati Reds1216853.5623.05235121131-3037-23L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium402416.600
4613San Diego Padres1216259.5129.0443450-724-3938-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium412219.537
5918Houston Astros1205664.46714.5449482-3319-4037-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome421824.429
61019Atlanta Braves1205565.45815.5457558-10123-3832-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium421428.333