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Games on 1971-08-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins8Baltimore Orioles5BoxJim PerryDick HallStan Williams
New York Yankees0California Angels6BoxRudy MaySteve Kline(none)
Chicago White Sox9Cleveland Indians1BoxTom BradleyVince ColbertBart Johnson
Milwaukee Brewers2Detroit Tigers3BoxJoe NiekroBill ParsonsTom Timmermann
Washington Senators II6Kansas City Royals3BoxDenny McLainAl Fitzmorris(none)
Washington Senators II8Kansas City Royals2BoxDick BosmanKen Wright(none)
Boston Red Sox1Oakland Athletics0BoxGary PetersVida Blue(none)
St. Louis Cardinals5Atlanta Braves6BoxSteve BarberDon Shaw(none)
Houston Astros2Chicago Cubs3BoxFergie JenkinsRon Cook(none)
Houston Astros4Chicago Cubs5BoxPhil ReganGeorge Culver(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates0Cincinnati Reds6BoxRoss GrimsleyBruce Kison(none)
San Francisco Giants1Montreal Expos4BoxBill StonemanJuan Marichal(none)
San Diego Padres3New York Mets2BoxClay KirbyJerry KoosmanAl Severinsen
Los Angeles Dodgers9Philadelphia Phillies5BoxPete MikkelsenChris ShortJim Brewer

Standings as of 1971-08-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Baltimore Orioles1197445.622--55141813337-2737-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium392712.692
237Boston Red Sox1246757.5409.5531524729-2838-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park381820.474
349Detroit Tigers1246658.53210.55425202229-3937-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium382513.658
4612New York Yankees1256362.50414.05094921728-3335-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I371918.514
51019Washington Senators II1235370.43123.0421491-7023-3430-36W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ShortRFK Memorial Stadium361026.278
61223Cleveland Indians1255075.40027.0406533-12727-3723-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium371027.270
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics1237845.634--53943810147-2031-25L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum382315.605
2510Kansas City Royals1236360.51215.04634253832-3331-27L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium382216.579
3714Chicago White Sox1246163.49217.5472467530-2931-34W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park381820.474
4817California Angels1265868.46021.5413458-4533-3425-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WalshAnaheim Stadium361818.500
5918Minnesota Twins1225666.45921.5506535-2925-3331-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium381820.474
61121Milwaukee Brewers1225171.41826.5401453-5222-3129-40L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium391821.462
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Pittsburgh Pirates1267452.587--60946914033-2741-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium362313.639
235Chicago Cubs1236855.5534.54974663132-3436-21W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field391524.385
346St. Louis Cardinals1276958.5435.5567562533-2935-30L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II352114.600
4815New York Mets1226062.49212.04514252630-3430-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium402317.575
51020Philadelphia Phillies1245371.42720.0431529-9827-3926-32L5T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnVeterans Stadium381424.368
61122Montreal Expos1214972.40522.5431541-11027-3822-34W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park402218.550
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113San Francisco Giants1267452.587--5575104729-2945-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park361620.444
258Los Angeles Dodgers1256758.5366.55164516534-2533-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium372215.595
3611Atlanta Braves1226260.50810.0488512-2428-3334-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium402020.500
4713Houston Astros1216061.49611.54544332127-3333-28L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome411922.463
5916Cincinnati Reds1266165.48413.0450445524-3837-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium361818.500
61224San Diego Padres1214576.37226.5367475-10817-4228-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium401624.400