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Sunday September 3,1978This date in baseball
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Games on 1978-09-03

Top1978 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALChicago White Sox4Baltimore Orioles2Boxscore - PBP97,1012:40Rich WorthamMike FlanaganLerrin LaGrow (4-4)Mike Flanagan (17-12)-Larry DobyEarl WeaverMemorial Stadium
ALOakland Athletics6Boston Red Sox11Boxscore - PBP929,0293:01Steve RenkoJim WrightBob Stanley (13-2)Pete Broberg (9-11)-Jack McKeonDon ZimmerFenway Park
ALDetroit Tigers2Kansas City Royals6Boxscore - PBP927,2171:56Dave RozemaLarry GuraLarry Gura (13-4)Dave Rozema (6-10)-Ralph HoukWhitey HerzogKauffman Stadium
ALTexas Rangers3Milwaukee Brewers4Boxscore - PBP914,0142:33Jon MatlackAndy ReplogleEd Farmer (1-0)Jon Matlack (12-12)-Billy HunterGeorge BambergerCounty Stadium
ALCleveland Indians3Minnesota Twins12Boxscore - PBP902:35Rick WiseGary SerumGary Serum (8-6)Rick Wise (9-18)-Jeff TorborgGene MauchMetropolitan Stad
ALCleveland Indians3Minnesota Twins4Boxscore - PBP910,2402:32Dave FreislebenStan PerzanowskiMike Marshall (8-11)Jim Kern (8-9)-Jeff TorborgGene MauchMetropolitan Stad
ALSeattle Mariners3New York Yankees4Boxscore - PBP922,3862:22Rick HoneycuttJim BeattieJim Beattie (3-7)Rick Honeycutt (5-8)Rich Gossage (21)Darrell JohnsonBob LemonYankee Stadium I
ALCalifornia Angels3Toronto Blue Jays1Boxscore - PBP920,0542:19Chris KnappTom UnderwoodChris Knapp (14-7)Tom Underwood (6-12)-Jim FregosiRoy HartsfieldExhibition Stadiu
NLHouston Astros2Chicago Cubs3Boxscore - PBP902:20Ken ForschDennis LampDennis Lamp (6-13)Ken Forsch (8-5)Guillermo Hernandez (2)Bill VirdonHerman FranksWrigley Field
NLHouston Astros2Chicago Cubs4Boxscore - PBP929,5283:17Vern RuhleManny SeoaneDonnie Moore (9-6)Vern Ruhle (2-2)Guillermo Hernandez (3)Bill VirdonHerman FranksWrigley Field
NLNew York Mets8Los Angeles Dodgers5Boxscore - PBP926,9832:44Tom HausmanTommy JohnTom Hausman (3-3)Tommy John (16-10)-Joe TorreTom LasordaDodger Stadium
NLAtlanta Braves3Pittsburgh Pirates6Boxscore - PBP98,5943:00Eddie SolomonBert BlylevenKent Tekulve (6-6)Gene Garber (3-4)-Bobby CoxChuck TannerThree Rivers Stad
NLPhiladelphia Phillies1San Francisco Giants4Boxscore - PBP902:04Dick RuthvenBob KnepperBob Knepper (15-9)Dick Ruthven (12-10)-Danny OzarkJoe Altobelli3Com Park at Cand
NLPhiladelphia Phillies1San Francisco Giants4Boxscore - PBP902:04Dick RuthvenBob KnepperBob Knepper (15-9)Dick Ruthven (12-10)-Danny OzarkJoe AltobelliCandlestick Park
NLPhiladelphia Phillies2San Francisco Giants3Boxscore - PBP939,5961:50Jim KaatJohn MontefuscoJohn Montefusco (10-6)Warren Brusstar (4-3)John Curtis (1)Danny OzarkJoe Altobelli3Com Park at Cand
NLPhiladelphia Phillies2San Francisco Giants3Boxscore - PBP939,5961:50Jim KaatJohn MontefuscoJohn Montefusco (10-6)Warren Brusstar (4-3)John Curtis (1)Danny OzarkJoe AltobelliCandlestick Park
NLCincinnati Reds2St. Louis Cardinals10Boxscore - PBP922,0512:18Mike LaCossPete FalconePete Falcone (2-6)Mike LaCoss (3-6)-Sparky AndersonKen BoyerBusch Stadium II
17 Games on this date

Standings as of 1978-09-03.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox1358550.630--69054015033-3352-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park281414.500
223New York Yankees1347955.5905.55874919635-3344-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I29218.724
335Milwaukee Brewers1367858.5747.569056612430-3548-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium261511.577
446Baltimore Orioles1377661.55510.0556566-1034-3542-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium241410.583
557Detroit Tigers1357461.54811.06145377733-3441-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium271215.444
61122Cleveland Indians1365878.42627.5560602-4223-4735-31L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium231112.478
71325Toronto Blue Jays1385583.39931.5533655-12221-4834-35L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium23419.174
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
168Kansas City Royals1347361.545--6085357328-4045-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium28199.679
2711California Angels1367363.5371.05545401432-3741-26W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium261412.538
3815Texas Rangers1336667.4966.55365231327-4039-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium29218.724
4916Oakland Athletics1376473.46710.5460545-8529-4035-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum25520.200
51019Minnesota Twins1376176.44513.5583599-1629-4132-35W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium251213.480
61223Chicago White Sox1365779.41917.0520627-10724-4333-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park251411.560
71426Seattle Mariners1345084.37323.0529694-16520-4530-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome26620.231
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1410Philadelphia Phillies1347262.537--5824988428-3944-23L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium281810.643
2512Pittsburgh Pirates1347064.5222.0539532729-3941-25W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium27189.667
3613Chicago Cubs1356966.5113.5550584-3429-3940-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field271017.370
4817Montreal Expos1366373.46310.05265002628-3935-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium261313.500
51121St. Louis Cardinals1365977.43414.0513554-4128-4031-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II261016.385
61224New York Mets1365581.40418.0515566-5127-4028-41W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium261115.423
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers1378156.591--61549312236-3345-23L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium251411.560
224San Francisco Giants1378057.5841.05454836236-3344-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park25916.360
339Cincinnati Reds1367462.5446.5592595-336-3238-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium25187.720
4714San Diego Padres1377067.51111.0500508-829-4041-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium251411.560
5918Houston Astros1366373.46317.5524554-3020-4743-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome261115.423
61020Atlanta Braves1365977.43421.5510644-13424-4435-33L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium261016.385

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Marvell WynneOF18.261Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Royals.