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Games on 1989-08-09

Top1989 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALMinnesota Twins7Baltimore Orioles0Boxscore - PBP930,1322:20Allan AndersonMark ThurmondAllan Anderson (13-9)Mark Thurmond (2-4)-Tom KellyFrank RobinsonMemorial Stadium
ALSeattle Mariners1California Angels4Boxscore - PBP926,4162:23Brian HolmanKirk McCaskillKirk McCaskill (12-6)Brian Holman (5-7)Bryan Harvey (16)Jim LefebvreDoug RaderAngel Stadium of
ALOakland Athletics2Chicago White Sox3Boxscore - PBP1115,3893:44Curt YoungRichard DotsonTom McCarthy (1-1)Jim Corsi (0-2)-Tony LaRussaJeff TorborgComiskey Park
ALMilwaukee Brewers6Detroit Tigers1Boxscore - PBP924,3482:42Jerry ReussJack MorrisChuck Crim (8-5)Jack Morris (2-9)Dan Plesac (27)Tom TrebelhornSparky AndersonTiger Stadium
ALBoston Red Sox6Kansas City Royals2Boxscore - PBP937,2252:27Mike BoddickerLuis AquinoMike Boddicker (10-8)Luis Aquino (6-6)-Joe MorganJohn WathanKauffman Stadium
ALCleveland Indians7New York Yankees4Boxscore - PBP931,1212:50Rod NicholsAndy HawkinsRod Nichols (3-1)Andy Hawkins (13-11)Steve Olin (1)Doc EdwardsDallas GreenYankee Stadium I
ALTexas Rangers4Toronto Blue Jays3Boxscore - PBP948,9623:05Charlie HoughDave StiebCharlie Hough (7-11)Dave Stieb (11-7)Jeff Russell (24)Bobby ValentineCito GastonRogers Centre
NLMontreal Expos0Chicago Cubs3Boxscore - PBP939,0092:43Bryn SmithRick SutcliffeRick Sutcliffe (12-9)Bryn Smith (9-6)Mitch Williams (29)Buck RodgersDon ZimmerWrigley Field
NLAtlanta Braves6Los Angeles Dodgers3Boxscore - PBP941,3282:32Pete SmithJohn WettelandPete Smith (3-11)John Wetteland (3-4)Jim Acker (1)Russ NixonTom LasordaDodger Stadium
NLNew York Mets6Philadelphia Phillies0Boxscore - PBP943,4622:32Bob OjedaDennis CookBob Ojeda (8-9)Dennis Cook (5-5)-Davey JohnsonNick LeyvaVeterans Stadium
NLSt. Louis Cardinals5Pittsburgh Pirates2Boxscore - PBP915,0462:45Joe MagraneDoug DrabekJoe Magrane (14-7)Doug Drabek (9-9)-Whitey HerzogJim LeylandThree Rivers Stad
NLHouston Astros1San Diego Padres2Boxscore - PBP918,1202:20Mark PortugalEd WhitsonMark Davis (3-3)Dave Smith (1-3)-Art HoweJack McKeonQualcomm Stadium
NLCincinnati Reds1San Francisco Giants10Boxscore - PBP929,4412:10Rick MahlerDon RobinsonDon Robinson (11-7)Rick Mahler (9-11)-Pete RoseRoger Craig3Com Park at Cand
NLCincinnati Reds1San Francisco Giants10Boxscore - PBP929,4412:10Rick MahlerDon RobinsonDon Robinson (11-7)Rick Mahler (9-11)-Pete RoseRoger CraigCandlestick Park
14 Games on this date

Standings as of 1989-08-09.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1989 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Baltimore Orioles1125854.518--5054871826-3032-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Memorial Stadium502921.580
2612Toronto Blue Jays1145757.5002.05134763728-2729-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium483216.667
3815Cleveland Indians1135657.4962.5434447-1328-3228-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersCleveland Stadium491732.347
4916Boston Red Sox1115556.4952.55295151426-2929-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanFenway Park512823.549
51017Milwaukee Brewers1145559.4824.0490489123-3232-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium482622.542
61221New York Yankees1145361.4656.0504569-6523-3330-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob QuinnYankee Stadium I472126.447
71426Detroit Tigers1134172.36317.5432565-13316-3925-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill LajoieTiger Stadium491831.367
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1989 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111California Angels1126844.607--49537911630-2538-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike PortAnaheim Stadium502327.460
222Oakland Athletics1146846.5961.04774185928-2640-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum483117.646
337Kansas City Royals1136251.5496.54744561825-3437-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John SchuerholzRoyals Stadium493019.612
4410Texas Rangers1125953.5279.0496505-928-3131-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom GrieveArlington Stadium502426.480
5713Minnesota Twins1145757.50012.05415093227-3230-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyAndy MacPhailHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome482325.479
61118Seattle Mariners1135459.47814.5530523723-3331-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome491930.388
71322Chicago White Sox1134865.42520.5477559-8222-3526-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry HimesComiskey Park482127.438
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1989 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Chicago Cubs1146648.579--4624075534-2532-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FreyWrigley Field482721.563
245Montreal Expos1146351.5533.04664333330-2933-22L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiOlympic Stadium481830.375
358St. Louis Cardinals1116051.5414.54354152027-2532-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dal MaxvillBusch Stadium II512625.510
469New York Mets1126052.5365.04794156424-3436-18W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium502723.540
51023Pittsburgh Pirates1144866.42118.0437478-4123-3325-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry DoughtyThree Rivers Stadium482622.542
61124Philadelphia Phillies1144668.40420.0441508-6719-3726-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee ThomasVeterans Stadium482127.438
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1989 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124San Francisco Giants1146549.570--5024198328-3137-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Roger CraigAl RosenCandlestick Park482721.563
236Houston Astros1146351.5532.0468462631-2632-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill WoodAstrodome482325.479
3714San Diego Padres1145757.5008.0403454-5129-3028-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium483216.667
4819Cincinnati Reds1135459.47810.5439483-4425-3029-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Murray CookRiverfront Stadium492128.429
5920Los Angeles Dodgers1155461.47011.53953851023-3331-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium452322.511
61225Atlanta Braves1154669.40019.5399467-6821-3525-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Russ NixonBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium451728.378


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Mike FarmerP21.037Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
Dave Hajek3B-2B21.300Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Astros. 
Donnie Hill2B-SS28.270Released by Athletics.