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Games on 1987-08-12

Top1987 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALCleveland Indians8Baltimore Orioles6Boxscore - PBP919,5663:26Darrel AkerfeldsKen DixonDarrel Akerfelds (1-3)Mike Griffin (2-5)Doug Jones (3)Doc EdwardsCal Ripken Sr.Memorial Stadium
ALToronto Blue Jays10Boston Red Sox4Boxscore - PBP933,4032:56Dave StiebJeff SellersDave Stieb (12-5)Jeff Sellers (4-5)-Jimy WilliamsJohn McNamaraFenway Park
ALDetroit Tigers8Chicago White Sox7Boxscore - PBP916,4383:18Jeff RobinsonDave LaPointGuillermo Hernandez (2-2)Bobby Thigpen (3-4)-Sparky AndersonJim FregosiComiskey Park
ALNew York Yankees1Kansas City Royals2Boxscore - PBP934,3952:53Rick RhodenCharlie LeibrandtCharlie Leibrandt (12-9)Rick Rhoden (14-8)-Lou PiniellaBilly GardnerKauffman Stadium
ALTexas Rangers12Milwaukee Brewers3Boxscore - PBP921,6092:57Paul KilgusRay BurrisPaul Kilgus (2-4)Ray Burris (1-1)-Bobby ValentineTom TrebelhornCounty Stadium
ALCalifornia Angels8Minnesota Twins2Boxscore - PBP933,0332:36Kirk McCaskillLes StrakerKirk McCaskill (3-4)Les Straker (5-7)-Gene MauchTom KellyHubert H. Humphre
ALOakland Athletics3Seattle Mariners4Boxscore - PBP913,6012:28Gene NelsonMark LangstonMark Langston (13-9)Gene Nelson (5-3)Bill Wilkinson (6)Tony LaRussaDick WilliamsThe Kingdome
NLCincinnati Reds0Los Angeles Dodgers1Boxscore - PBP938,5492:49Bill GullicksonTim LearyTim Leary (3-7)Bill Gullickson (10-10)Matt Young (10)Pete RoseTom LasordaDodger Stadium
NLMontreal Expos2New York Mets4Boxscore - PBP940,3132:21Bob SebraRon DarlingRon Darling (9-7)Bob Sebra (6-13)Roger McDowell (17)Buck RodgersDavey JohnsonShea Stadium
NLChicago Cubs7Philadelphia Phillies13Boxscore - PBP936,1903:14Rick SutcliffeShane RawleyJeff Calhoun (1-1)Ed Lynch (1-7)-Gene MichaelLee EliaVeterans Stadium
NLSt. Louis Cardinals0Pittsburgh Pirates11Boxscore - PBP915,1862:21Joe MagraneBob WalkBob Walk (4-1)Joe Magrane (6-4)-Whitey HerzogJim LeylandThree Rivers Stad
NLAtlanta Braves2San Diego Padres1Boxscore - PBP914,4002:14Zane SmithEric NolteZane Smith (12-6)Eric Nolte (1-1)-Chuck TannerLarry BowaQualcomm Stadium
NLHouston Astros1San Francisco Giants8Boxscore - PBP923,3312:31Mike ScottAtlee HammakerAtlee Hammaker (8-8)Mike Scott (12-9)Don Robinson (14)Hal LanierRoger Craig3Com Park at Cand
NLHouston Astros1San Francisco Giants8Boxscore - PBP923,3312:31Mike ScottAtlee HammakerAtlee Hammaker (8-8)Mike Scott (12-9)Don Robinson (14)Hal LanierRoger CraigCandlestick Park
14 Games on this date

Standings as of 1987-08-12.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1987 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Toronto Blue Jays1146846.596--60847413433-2735-19W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium482820.583
223Detroit Tigers1116546.5861.562551810729-2436-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill LajoieTiger Stadium513318.647
334New York Yankees1156649.5742.55825404229-3237-17L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardYankee Stadium I472324.489
458Milwaukee Brewers1135954.5228.5600620-2027-2832-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium493217.653
51119Boston Red Sox1135360.46914.5585591-619-3934-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanFenway Park492524.510
61222Baltimore Orioles1145163.44717.0553605-5229-3022-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium481632.333
71426Cleveland Indians1144371.37725.0506669-16318-3825-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe KleinCleveland Stadium481830.375
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1987 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Minnesota Twins1156253.539--578581-324-3638-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyAndy MacPhailHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome472324.489
2612California Angels1145856.5093.5548557-929-2829-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike PortAnaheim Stadium481731.354
3713Kansas City Royals1135756.5044.04774601723-3634-20W4T S R Log Off Def SP D John SchuerholzRoyals Stadium492623.531
4815Oakland Athletics1145757.5004.55835493426-2931-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum482424.500
5916Seattle Mariners1145658.4915.5538583-4525-2831-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick BaldersonThe Kingdome482226.458
61018Texas Rangers1125458.4826.5608601723-3131-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom GrieveArlington Stadium502129.420
71325Chicago White Sox1124567.40215.5503546-4324-3021-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry HimesComiskey Park503218.640
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1987 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111St. Louis Cardinals1136944.611--61651110538-2431-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dal MaxvillBusch Stadium II492623.531
225New York Mets1146549.5704.55684947429-2636-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium482721.563
336Montreal Expos1136251.5497.05245121229-2633-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill StonemanOlympic Stadium492920.592
449Philadelphia Phillies1135855.51311.0529546-1726-2932-26W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill GilesVeterans Stadium492227.449
5714Chicago Cubs1145757.50012.5521543-2228-3129-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dallas GreenWrigley Field471928.404
61021Pittsburgh Pirates1145163.44718.5488536-4821-3430-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Syd ThriftThree Rivers Stadium482919.604
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1987 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
2511San Francisco Giants1155956.513--5425014130-2929-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Roger CraigAl RosenCandlestick Park473116.660
1610Cincinnati Reds1155956.513--5735502328-2931-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BergeschRiverfront Stadium472522.532
3817Houston Astros1135558.4873.0454472-1824-3431-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerAstrodome492128.429
4920Los Angeles Dodgers1135162.4517.0451490-3920-3431-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium492227.449
51123Atlanta Braves1135063.4428.0537558-2122-3328-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Chuck TannerBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium481929.396
61224San Diego Padres1144668.40412.5473563-9020-3826-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium481929.396


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Doyle AlexanderP36.342Traded by Braves to Tigers for John Smoltz. 
Morris MaddenP26.346Traded by Tigers with Darnell Coles to Pirates for Jim Morrison. 
John SmoltzP20.089Traded by Tigers to Braves for Doyle Alexander.