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MLB Games on Thursday August 18, 1988

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VisTeamLgvScoreHomeTeamLghScoreBoxscoreInnAttendanceBallparkTODGameTimeWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherHome Runs
Oakland AthleticsAL1Baltimore OriolesAL10Box | PBP927,723Memorial StadiumNight2:52Jeff BallardBob Welch---Lynn, McGwire
Seattle MarinersAL6Boston Red SoxAL1Box | PBP933,944Fenway ParkNight3:00Mark LangstonMike Boddicker---Buhner
Milwaukee BrewersAL3Cleveland IndiansAL4Box | PBP96,732Cleveland StadiumNight2:12Rich YettBill WegmanDoug Jones---
Chicago White SoxAL4Detroit TigersAL6Box | PBP925,279Tiger StadiumNight3:43Mike HennemanBobby Thigpen---Bergman, Boston, Evans, Trammell
Texas RangersAL4Minnesota TwinsAL2Box | PBP940,656Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeNight2:35Jeff RussellCharlie Lea---Incaviglia, O'Brien, Petralli
California AngelsAL7New York YankeesAL1Box | PBP926,044Yankee Stadium INight2:51Chuck FinleyTommy JohnGreg MintonDowning, McLemore, Winfield
Chicago CubsNL1Cincinnati RedsNL9Box | PBP927,163Riverfront StadiumNight2:17Danny JacksonJamie Moyer---Davis
Philadelphia PhilliesNL1Los Angeles DodgersNL2Box | PBP934,467Dodger StadiumDay3:23Jay HowellKevin GrossJesse Orosco---
Montreal ExposNL4San Diego PadresNL5Box | PBP915,648Jack Murphy StadiumDay2:34Lance McCullersTim Burke---Galarraga (2)
New York MetsNL1San Francisco GiantsNL4Box | PBP932,132Candlestick ParkDay2:47Mike KrukowBob OjedaScott GarreltsWilliams
Houston AstrosNL1St. Louis CardinalsNL2Box | PBP927,355Busch Stadium IINight2:16Bob ForschMike ScottTodd WorrellBrunansky
11 record(s)
Glossary:
visTeam Visiting Team Lg League vScore Visiting team runs scored homeTeam Home Team hScore Home team runs scored Boxscore Link to Boxscore (Box) and Play by Play (PBP) Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season TOD Time of Day (Day or Night) GameTime Time of play for the game Winning Pitcher The Pitcher in the game when winning team went ahead for good Losing Pitcher The Pitcher in the game when losing team was losing for the rest of the game Save Pitcher The final pitcher for the winning team in a close game

Standings on Thursday, August 18, 1988

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AL East
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
AL East123Detroit Tigers1207050.583-5464677931-2739-23421824.429
AL East246Boston Red Sox1206753.5583.06105337726-3241-21422220.524
AL East357New York Yankees1176552.5563.55965276931-2634-26442024.455
AL East4815Milwaukee Brewers1236162.49610.55024723026-3635-26392613.667
AL East5916Toronto Blue Jays1216061.49610.55625204232-3128-30412714.659
AL East61019Cleveland Indians1215863.47912.5531577-4624-3534-28412021.488
AL East71426Baltimore Orioles1204080.33330.0430609-17915-4525-35411427.341
AL West
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
AL West111Oakland Athletics1227745.631-59547412139-2338-22402713.675
AL West235Minnesota Twins1206852.5678.05775146335-2733-25422319.548
AL West3612Kansas City Royals1206258.51714.05354805529-3033-28412219.537
AL West4714California Angels1216160.50415.5561588-2735-2826-32411427.341
AL West51120Chicago White Sox1215467.44622.5495606-11123-3531-32401723.425
AL West61221Texas Rangers1195366.44522.5460533-7325-3528-31421725.405
AL West71324Seattle Mariners1214774.38829.5497597-10021-4126-33402119.525
NL East
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
NL East112New York Mets1217150.587-5164259133-2938-21392910.744
NL East238Pittsburgh Pirates1216754.5544.05114723932-2735-27391821.462
NL East3611Montreal Expos1216358.5218.04754482731-3232-26411823.439
NL East4817Chicago Cubs1195960.49611.0472481-929-3129-30431825.419
NL East51022St. Louis Cardinals1205367.44217.5421470-4924-3429-33422319.548
NL East61123Philadelphia Phillies1215269.43019.0464543-7921-4030-30401327.325
NL West
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
NL West124Los Angeles Dodgers1216952.570-5084436536-2433-28402515.625
NL West249Houston Astros1216556.5374.04984831529-3236-24411724.415
NL West3510San Francisco Giants1216457.5295.05354805528-3136-26411922.463
NL West4713Cincinnati Reds1196158.5137.04824622029-3032-28422616.619
NL West5918San Diego Padres1215863.47911.0421454-3323-3635-27402515.625
NL West61225Atlanta Braves1204179.34227.5443585-14221-4120-38401327.325
26 record(s)
Glossary:
League Abbreviation or name of league divRank Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. GP Games Played. Usually refers to a team W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Home Home Team rosG Rest-of-Season Games rosW Rest-of-Season Wins rosL Rest-of-Season Losses rosPct Winning Percentage for Rest of season