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Games on 1978-08-21

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers9Minnesota Twins6BoxJack BillinghamGeoff Zahn(none)
Baltimore Orioles3Oakland Athletics2BoxMike FlanaganRick Langford(none)
Texas Rangers6Toronto Blue Jays8BoxTom MurphyJim Umbarger(none)
St. Louis Cardinals14Cincinnati Reds9BoxSilvio MartinezBill Bonham(none)
Chicago Cubs3Houston Astros8BoxJ.R. RichardRick Reuschel(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers2Montreal Expos4BoxRoss GrimsleyBob Welch(none)
San Francisco Giants4New York Mets2BoxRandy MoffittKevin KobelGary Lavelle
San Diego Padres7Philadelphia Phillies3BoxGaylord PerryWarren BrusstarBob Shirley

Standings as of 1978-08-21

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 Tigers1226854.5579.55634778631-3237-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium401822.450
5711Baltimore Orioles1236558.52813.0478530-5232-3533-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium382513.658
61121Cleveland Indians1225468.44323.5509530-2120-3934-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium371522.405
71325Toronto Blue Jays1244876.38730.5486602-11617-4531-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium371126.297
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 Rangers1226062.4927.0486484224-3736-25L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium402713.675
4916Oakland Athletics1276265.4887.5429482-5327-3435-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum35728.200
51020Minnesota Twins1255669.44812.5545557-1227-3829-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium371720.459
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 Phillies1216556.537--5214517022-3443-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium412516.610
2613Chicago Cubs1236360.5123.0495533-3826-3437-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field391623.410
3715Pittsburgh Pirates1226062.4925.5483498-1523-3737-25W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium392811.718
4817Montreal Expos1255966.4728.05004534724-3335-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium371720.459
51122St. Louis Cardinals1255372.42414.0443497-5423-3830-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II371621.432
61224New York Mets1245074.40316.5473527-5422-3528-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium381622.421
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers1257352.584--56944812135-3338-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium372215.595
223San Francisco Giants1257253.5761.04974465134-3338-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park371720.459
336Cincinnati Reds1257055.5603.05505381233-3137-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium362214.611
4512San Diego Padres1256659.5287.0461461028-3938-20W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium371819.486
5918Houston Astros1255768.45616.0469505-3619-4438-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome371720.459
61019Atlanta Braves1235667.45516.0465569-10424-4032-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium391326.333