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Games on 1978-09-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees13Boston Red Sox2BoxJim BeattieJim Wright(none)
Kansas City Royals9California Angels7BoxDoug BirdDave LaRoche(none)
Seattle Mariners2Chicago White Sox3BoxRich WorthamJim Colborn(none)
Cleveland Indians3Detroit Tigers6BoxJim SlatonDavid ClydeJohn Hiller
Milwaukee Brewers3Minnesota Twins0BoxAndy ReplogleGary Serum(none)
Texas Rangers4Oakland Athletics11BoxAlan WirthJon Matlack(none)
Baltimore Orioles5Toronto Blue Jays4BoxNelson BrilesTom UnderwoodDon Stanhouse
San Francisco Giants8Atlanta Braves5BoxJohn MontefuscoEddie SolomonJim Barr
San Diego Padres3Cincinnati Reds2BoxGaylord PerryMike LaCossRollie Fingers
Los Angeles Dodgers0Houston Astros5BoxKen ForschBob Welch(none)
Chicago Cubs4Montreal Expos2BoxBruce SutterMike Garman(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2New York Mets3BoxDale MurrayBert Blyleven(none)
St. Louis Cardinals0Philadelphia Phillies1BoxDick RuthvenTom Bruno(none)
St. Louis Cardinals1Philadelphia Phillies2BoxRon ReedDan O'Brien(none)

Standings as of 1978-09-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox1408654.614--70157712434-3552-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park231310.565
222New York Yankees1408456.6002.064050613437-3347-23W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I23167.696
334Milwaukee Brewers1418160.5745.571257513732-3649-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium21129.571
446Baltimore Orioles1417962.5607.5570576-635-3544-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium20119.550
569Detroit Tigers1407664.54310.06305656534-3742-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium221012.455
61121Cleveland Indians1396079.43225.5574614-4025-4835-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium20911.450
71325Toronto Blue Jays1435687.39231.5548682-13421-4835-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium18315.167
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
157Kansas City Royals1387761.558--6365538332-4045-21W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium24159.625
2711California Angels1417566.5323.5583582132-3743-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium21129.571
3815Texas Rangers1386870.4939.05735561729-4339-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium24195.792
4918Oakland Athletics1416576.46113.5482568-8629-4036-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum21417.190
51019Minnesota Twins1416279.44016.5588608-2029-4133-38L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium211110.524
61223Chicago White Sox1416081.42618.5532639-10726-4434-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park20119.550
71426Seattle Mariners1385286.37725.0540708-16822-4730-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome22418.182
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138Philadelphia Phillies1407763.550--61050810231-4046-23W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium22139.591
2512Pittsburgh Pirates1407466.5293.05715452630-4144-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium21147.667
3714Chicago Cubs1417071.4967.5574620-4630-3940-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field21912.429
4816Montreal Expos1426775.47211.05615313031-3936-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium20911.450
51122St. Louis Cardinals1426181.43017.0525577-5228-4233-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II20812.400
61224New York Mets1425785.40121.0533602-6928-4429-41W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium20911.450
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Los Angeles Dodgers1418457.596--63250612637-3447-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium211110.524
225San Francisco Giants1418160.5743.05645085637-3644-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park21813.381
3410Cincinnati Reds1407664.5437.5608606237-3339-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium21165.762
4613San Diego Padres1427369.51411.5519531-1232-4241-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium20119.550
5917Houston Astros1406575.46418.5537565-2820-4745-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome22913.409
61020Atlanta Braves1416180.43323.0536671-13524-4437-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium21813.381