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Wednesday August 31,1988This date in baseball
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Games on 1988-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles5California Angels7BoxBryan HarveyMark Williamson(none)
Detroit Tigers9Chicago White Sox3BoxJack MorrisJohn Davis(none)
Cleveland Indians0Kansas City Royals1BoxCharlie LeibrandtGreg Swindell(none)
Toronto Blue Jays2Milwaukee Brewers4BoxDon AugustMike FlanaganChuck Crim
Boston Red Sox2Oakland Athletics7BoxStorm DavisMike Smithson(none)
New York Yankees4Seattle Mariners1BoxRick RhodenScott Bankhead(none)
Minnesota Twins10Texas Rangers1BoxFrank ViolaPaul Kilgus(none)
St. Louis Cardinals6Atlanta Braves4BoxScott TerryPete SmithTodd Worrell
Pittsburgh Pirates1Cincinnati Reds4BoxNorm CharltonJim GottJohn Franco
Chicago Cubs3Houston Astros1BoxRick SutcliffeJim Deshaies(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers3Montreal Expos4BoxJeff ParrettAlejandro Pena(none)
San Diego Padres6New York Mets3BoxAndy HawkinsTerry LeachMark Davis
San Francisco Giants3Philadelphia Phillies2BoxScott GarreltsBruce Ruffin(none)

Standings as of 1988-08-31

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Detroit Tigers1327557.568--5955247133-3442-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill LajoieTiger Stadium301317.433
246Boston Red Sox1327359.5532.06685818728-3645-23L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanFenway Park301614.533
3610New York Yankees1316962.5275.56436212232-3237-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob QuinnYankee Stadium I301614.533
4815Milwaukee Brewers1366967.5078.05675303728-3741-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium26188.692
5918Toronto Blue Jays1336568.48910.56125763634-3531-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium29227.759
61019Cleveland Indians1336469.48111.5574619-4529-3935-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersCleveland Stadium291415.483
71425Baltimore Orioles1324686.34829.0469655-18617-4929-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Memorial Stadium29821.276
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics1348450.627--65551713841-2743-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum28208.714
235Minnesota Twins1327458.5619.06395627737-3137-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyAndy MacPhailHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome301713.567
359Kansas City Royals1327062.53013.05925246832-3338-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John SchuerholzRoyals Stadium291415.483
4713California Angels1336865.51115.5620635-1537-3231-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike PortAnaheim Stadium29722.241
51121Texas Rangers1316071.45822.5519596-7727-3633-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom GrieveArlington Stadium301020.333
61222Chicago White Sox1335875.43625.5535660-12524-4034-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry HimesComiskey Park281315.464
71324Seattle Mariners1345480.40330.0562650-8825-4429-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome271413.519
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112New York Mets1327854.591--55144610536-3142-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium28226.786
247Pittsburgh Pirates1337162.5347.55375073034-3137-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Syd ThriftThree Rivers Stadium271413.519
3714Chicago Cubs1326765.50811.0526525133-3433-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FreyWrigley Field301020.333
4816Montreal Expos1336766.50411.55064852133-3634-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiOlympic Stadium291415.483
51020St. Louis Cardinals1336271.46616.5485508-2329-3633-35W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dal MaxvillBusch Stadium II291415.483
61123Philadelphia Phillies1335578.41423.5497602-10522-4532-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee ThomasVeterans Stadium281018.357
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Los Angeles Dodgers1337756.579--5464717541-2536-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium281711.607
238Houston Astros1337162.5346.05375201732-3539-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill WoodAstrodome291118.379
3511San Francisco Giants1337063.5267.05765205630-3540-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Roger CraigAl RosenCandlestick Park291316.448
4612Cincinnati Reds1326864.5158.55245101432-3336-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Murray CookRiverfront Stadium291910.655
5917San Diego Padres1326567.49211.5459485-2626-3939-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium291811.621
61226Atlanta Braves1334588.33832.0479644-16523-4522-43L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Russ NixonBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium27918.333

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Bob ForschP38.230Traded by Cardinals to Astros for Denny Walling. 
Jerry HairstonOF36.197Signed as Free Agent by White Sox. 
Chris HoilesC23.164Traded by Tigers with Robinson Garces and Cesar Mejia to Orioles for Fred Lynn. 
Mark LeeP24.042Traded by Tigers with Rey Palacios to Royals for Ted Power. 
Fred LynnOF36.210Traded by Orioles to Tigers for Robinson Garces, Cesar Mejia and Chris Hoiles. 
Rey PalaciosC-3B25.296Traded by Tigers with Mark Lee to Royals for Ted Power. 
Ted PowerP33.212Traded by Royals to Tigers for Mark Lee and Rey Palacios. 
Victor RosarioSS-2B22.005Traded by Red Sox to Expos for John Trautwein. 
John TrautweinP26.024Traded by Expos to Red Sox for Victor Rosario. 
John TrautweinP26.024Returned to Expos. 
Denny Walling3B-OF34.136Traded by Astros to Cardinals for Bob Forsch.