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Games on 1979-08-27

Top1979 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALBoston Red Sox4Chicago White Sox3Boxscore - PBP910,9772:23Bob StanleyKen KravecBob Stanley (13-9)Ken Kravec (11-12)Dick Drago (9)Don ZimmerTony LaRussaComiskey Park
ALSeattle Mariners6Cleveland Indians5Boxscore - PBP125,0483:45Rick HoneycuttDan SpillnerByron McLaughlin (6-4)Victor Cruz (3-8)-Darrell JohnsonDave GarciaCleveland Stadium
ALCalifornia Angels2Detroit Tigers3Boxscore - PBP922,8742:27Jim BarrJack BillinghamJack Billingham (9-6)Jim Barr (8-11)Aurelio Lopez (15)Jim FregosiSparky AndersonTiger Stadium
ALMilwaukee Brewers9Kansas City Royals10Boxscore - PBP1030,7583:35Lary SorensenRich GaleAl Hrabosky (7-4)Bob Galasso (3-1)-George BambergerWhitey HerzogKauffman Stadium
ALBaltimore Orioles3Minnesota Twins4Boxscore - PBP902:29Dennis MartinezPaul HartzellPete Redfern (7-2)Dennis Martinez (14-11)Mike Marshall (27)Earl WeaverGene MauchMetropolitan Stad
ALBaltimore Orioles5Minnesota Twins1Boxscore - PBP917,2072:24Jim PalmerDave GoltzJim Palmer (8-4)Dave Goltz (11-10)-Earl WeaverGene MauchMetropolitan Stad
ALNew York Yankees7Texas Rangers4Boxscore - PBP924,9222:28Tommy JohnFergie JenkinsTommy John (17-6)Fergie Jenkins (13-11)Ron Davis (7)Billy MartinPat CorralesArlington Stadium
ALOakland Athletics0Toronto Blue Jays7Boxscore - PBP912,0472:00Steve McCattyPhil HuffmanPhil Huffman (6-14)Steve McCatty (8-9)-Jim MarshallRoy HartsfieldExhibition Stadiu
NLPittsburgh Pirates2Los Angeles Dodgers4Boxscore - PBP935,7052:38Jim BibbyDon SuttonKen Brett (4-3)Kent Tekulve (8-7)-Chuck TannerTom LasordaDodger Stadium
NLHouston Astros3Montreal Expos0Boxscore - PBP930,4102:52J.R. RichardRudy MayJ.R. Richard (14-12)Rudy May (7-2)-Bill VirdonDick WilliamsOlympic Stadium
NLAtlanta Braves5New York Mets1Boxscore - PBP95,4742:25Eddie SolomonKevin KobelEddie Solomon (6-10)Kevin Kobel (5-8)-Bobby CoxJoe TorreShea Stadium
NLCincinnati Reds4Philadelphia Phillies2Boxscore - PBP928,4212:16Mike LaCossLarry ChristensonTom Hume (9-6)Larry Christenson (4-10)-John McNamaraDanny OzarkVeterans Stadium
NLChicago Cubs4San Diego Padres5Boxscore - PBP1014,2743:26Mike KrukowBob OwchinkoJohn D'Acquisto (9-12)Guillermo Hernandez (4-3)-Herman FranksRoger CraigQualcomm Stadium
13 Games on this date

Standings as of 1979-08-27.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1288444.656--61248113138-2646-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium311813.581
222Milwaukee Brewers1327953.5987.06575787934-2945-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium291613.552
333Boston Red Sox1287652.5948.069955414533-3244-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park321517.469
448New York Yankees1277057.55113.55745165830-3240-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I331914.576
5713Detroit Tigers1306961.53116.06396251433-3636-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium311615.516
6915Cleveland Indians1316665.50419.5618648-3032-3734-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium301515.500
71325Toronto Blue Jays1304288.32343.0486687-20120-4922-39W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium321121.344
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510California Angels1317160.542--71560211332-3139-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium311714.548
2612Kansas City Royals1306961.5311.5679673631-3438-27W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium321616.500
3814Minnesota Twins1296861.5272.06325894333-3035-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium331419.424
41017Texas Rangers1316269.4739.05915741727-3835-31L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium312110.677
51120Chicago White Sox1295772.44213.0581618-3734-3322-40L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park311615.516
61222Seattle Mariners1325676.42415.5586677-9124-3932-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome301119.367
71426Oakland Athletics1324191.31130.5465712-24715-4826-43L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum301317.433
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Pittsburgh Pirates1307555.577--6115347736-2739-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium32239.719
247Montreal Expos1236954.5612.55304547628-3541-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium372611.703
359Chicago Cubs1276958.5434.55905692128-3241-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field351124.314
4611St. Louis Cardinals1286860.5316.05895523729-3138-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II341816.529
5716Philadelphia Phillies1316566.49610.5552583-3129-3736-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium311912.613
61123New York Mets1285375.41421.0485563-7825-3827-38L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium341024.294
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Houston Astros1317556.573--471470132-3343-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome311417.452
236Cincinnati Reds1327557.5680.56125189434-3041-27W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium291514.517
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1306169.46913.5611608326-4235-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium321814.563
4919San Francisco Giants1305971.45415.5583610-2729-4130-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park321220.375
51021San Diego Padres1325676.42419.5492579-8722-4534-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium291217.414
61224Atlanta Braves1305179.39223.5548634-8623-4428-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium301515.500


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Mike KingeryCF-RF18.151Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Royals.