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Games on 1978-08-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles0California Angels1BoxTom GriffinDon Stanhouse(none)
Chicago White Sox1Cleveland Indians10BoxRick WaitsSteve Stone(none)
Texas Rangers1Kansas City Royals2BoxPaul SplittorffJon Matlack(none)
Detroit Tigers1Milwaukee Brewers2BoxMike CaldwellKip Young(none)
Toronto Blue Jays6Minnesota Twins2BoxDon KirkwoodStan PerzanowskiTom Murphy
Boston Red Sox4Oakland Athletics2BoxDennis EckersleyMatt Keough(none)
New York Yankees4Seattle Mariners5BoxEnrique RomoRich Gossage(none)
Cincinnati Reds1Chicago Cubs2BoxGuillermo HernandezMike LaCoss(none)
San Diego Padres5Montreal Expos4BoxMark LeeHal DuesRollie Fingers
Los Angeles Dodgers5New York Mets4BoxCharlie HoughSkip LockwoodTerry Forster
San Francisco Giants3Philadelphia Phillies5BoxDick RuthvenJim BarrRon Reed
Houston Astros6Pittsburgh Pirates7BoxJim RookerTom DixonKent Tekulve
Houston Astros1Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxJerry ReussJoe Niekro(none)
Atlanta Braves4St. Louis Cardinals6BoxTom BrunoPhil Niekro(none)

Standings as of 1978-08-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox1237845.634--62548913633-3145-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park402119.525
324New York Yankees1226953.5668.55314587332-3237-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I413110.756
235Milwaukee Brewers1226953.5668.561050510526-3243-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium402416.600
447Detroit Tigers1216754.55410.05544718330-3237-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium411922.463
5711Baltimore Orioles1226458.52513.5475528-5331-3533-23L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium392613.667
61121Cleveland Indians1225468.44323.5509530-2120-3934-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium371522.405
71325Toronto Blue Jays1234776.38231.0478596-11817-4530-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium381226.316
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
158Kansas City Royals1226755.549--5574867126-3641-19W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium402515.625
269California Angels1266957.548--5275012629-3240-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium361818.500
3814Texas Rangers1216061.4966.5480476424-3636-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium412714.659
4915Oakland Athletics1266264.4927.0427479-5227-3435-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum36729.194
51019Minnesota Twins1245668.45212.0539548-927-3829-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium381721.447
61223Chicago White Sox1225171.41816.0473569-9622-3729-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park392019.513
71426Seattle Mariners1244777.37921.0492641-14919-3828-39W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome36927.250
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1410Philadelphia Phillies1206555.542--5184447422-3443-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium422517.595
2613Chicago Cubs1226359.5163.0492525-3326-3337-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field401624.400
3716Pittsburgh Pirates1226062.4926.0483498-1523-3737-25W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium392811.718
4817Montreal Expos1245866.4689.04964514524-3334-33L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium381820.474
51122St. Louis Cardinals1245272.41915.0429488-5922-3830-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II381721.447
61224New York Mets1235073.40716.5471523-5222-3528-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium391623.410
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers1247351.589--56744412335-3238-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium382216.579
223San Francisco Giants1247153.5732.04934444933-3338-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park381820.474
336Cincinnati Reds1247054.5653.05415241733-3137-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium372215.595
4512San Diego Padres1246559.5248.0454458-427-3938-20W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium381919.500
5918Atlanta Braves1235667.45516.5465569-10424-4032-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium391326.333
61020Houston Astros1245668.45217.0461502-4119-4437-24L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome381820.474