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Games on 1987-08-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins1California Angels6BoxJohn CandelariaBert Blyleven(none)
Toronto Blue Jays3Chicago White Sox2BoxJimmy KeyRichard DotsonTom Henke
New York Yankees5Cleveland Indians2BoxBrad ArnsbergPhil NiekroDave Righetti
Kansas City Royals2Detroit Tigers4BoxWalt TerrellBret Saberhagen(none)
Baltimore Orioles1Milwaukee Brewers5BoxTeddy HigueraEric Bell(none)
Seattle Mariners1Oakland Athletics3BoxJose RijoScott BankheadGene Nelson
Boston Red Sox8Texas Rangers9BoxJose GuzmanJoe Sambito(none)
San Diego Padres7Atlanta Braves3BoxJimmy JonesDoyle AlexanderRich Gossage
Los Angeles Dodgers3Cincinnati Reds6BoxRon RobinsonFernando ValenzuelaJohn Franco
San Francisco Giants5Houston Astros6BoxLarry AndersenJeff Robinson(none)
St. Louis Cardinals1Montreal Expos2BoxRandy St. ClaireKen Dayley(none)
Philadelphia Phillies3New York Mets13BoxJohn MitchellKevin GrossRandy Myers
Chicago Cubs0Pittsburgh Pirates10BoxBrian FisherJamie Moyer(none)

Standings as of 1987-08-05

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1987 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112New York Yankees1086543.602--5594857428-2637-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardYankee Stadium I542430.444
223Toronto Blue Jays1076443.5980.556343912429-2435-19W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium553223.582
334Detroit Tigers1046044.5773.05694818827-2333-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill LajoieTiger Stadium583820.655
4711Milwaukee Brewers1055451.5149.5555571-1624-2730-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium573720.649
51119Boston Red Sox1075057.46714.5554558-419-3931-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanFenway Park552827.509
61220Baltimore Orioles1074859.44916.5513560-4729-2919-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium551936.345
71426Cleveland Indians1073968.36425.5470630-16016-3723-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe KleinCleveland Stadium552233.400
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1987 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Oakland Athletics1075651.523--5484994925-2331-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum552530.455
259Minnesota Twins1095752.523--535556-2124-3633-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyAndy MacPhailHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome532825.528
3610California Angels1085652.5190.55245091527-2429-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike PortAnaheim Stadium541935.352
4815Kansas City Royals1075354.4953.0443438522-3431-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John SchuerholzRoyals Stadium553025.545
5917Texas Rangers1065155.4814.5569574-520-2831-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom GrieveArlington Stadium562432.429
61018Seattle Mariners1075156.4775.0483549-6625-2826-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick BaldersonThe Kingdome552728.491
71324Chicago White Sox1054362.41012.0463499-3624-3019-32L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry HimesComiskey Park573423.596
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1987 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111St. Louis Cardinals1066541.613--57846511334-2131-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dal MaxvillBusch Stadium II563026.536
225New York Mets1076146.5704.55374706729-2632-20W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium553124.564
336Montreal Expos1066046.5665.05044802427-2133-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Murray CookOlympic Stadium563125.554
4512Chicago Cubs1075552.51410.5486497-1126-2629-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dallas GreenWrigley Field542133.389
5714Philadelphia Phillies1065353.50012.0473503-3026-2927-24L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill GilesVeterans Stadium562729.482
61123Pittsburgh Pirates1074760.43918.5451510-5921-3426-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Syd ThriftThree Rivers Stadium553322.600
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1987 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Cincinnati Reds1085850.537--5605233727-2331-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BergeschRiverfront Stadium542628.481
2613Houston Astros1075453.5053.5434440-623-2931-24W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerAstrodome552233.400
3816San Francisco Giants1085355.4915.05094812830-2923-26L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Roger CraigAl RosenCandlestick Park543717.685
4921Los Angeles Dodgers1074859.4499.5425469-4420-3428-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium552530.455
51022Atlanta Braves1064759.44310.0510526-1619-3028-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Chuck TannerBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium552233.400
61225San Diego Padres1074067.37417.5441544-10319-3821-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium552530.455


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Curt BrownP27.203Traded by Brewers to Athletics for Eric Broersma. 
Joe SiddallC19.285Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Expos. 
Roy ThomasP34.044Released by Mariners.