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Games on 1972-08-09

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cleveland Indians2Boston Red Sox5BoxSonny SiebertGaylord PerryGary Peters
Chicago White Sox1California Angels0BoxWilbur WoodNolan Ryan(none)
Oakland Athletics2Kansas City Royals5BoxMike HedlundVida BlueTed Abernathy
Baltimore Orioles10Milwaukee Brewers0BoxDave McNallyBill Parsons(none)
Texas Rangers3Minnesota Twins2BoxDon StanhouseDick Woodson(none)
Detroit Tigers6New York Yankees0BoxWoodie FrymanMel Stottlemyre(none)
Detroit Tigers1New York Yankees2BoxRob GardnerTom TimmermannSparky Lyle
Houston Astros0Atlanta Braves6BoxGeorge StoneJerry Reuss(none)
Montreal Expos8Chicago Cubs2BoxMike MarshallJack Aker(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers3Cincinnati Reds6BoxTom HallBill SingerClay Carroll
Philadelphia Phillies2Pittsburgh Pirates0BoxSteve CarltonSteve Blass(none)
San Diego Padres5San Francisco Giants2BoxClay KirbyJuan MarichalFred Norman
New York Mets8St. Louis Cardinals3BoxJim McAndrewDon Durham(none)

Standings as of 1972-08-09

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Detroit Tigers1055847.552--3643372730-2528-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium512823.549
246Baltimore Orioles1045747.5480.53722888432-2325-24W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium502327.460
3610New York Yankees1035449.5243.03753274822-3132-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I522527.481
4712Boston Red Sox1035350.5154.0431448-1719-3034-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park523220.615
5917Cleveland Indians1054857.45710.0313349-3618-3530-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium512427.471
61223Milwaukee Brewers1054164.39017.0325417-9217-3324-31L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium512427.471
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Oakland Athletics1066244.585--4093218832-2430-20L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum493118.633
224Chicago White Sox1046044.5771.03953712418-3042-14W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park502723.540
359Minnesota Twins1025448.5296.03733541923-2931-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium522329.442
4815Kansas City Royals1045054.48111.03943692518-3132-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium502624.520
51019California Angels1054758.44814.5326398-7220-3227-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium502822.560
61122Texas Rangers1064264.39620.0331429-9818-3624-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium481236.250
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Pittsburgh Pirates1046539.625--47535212332-2033-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium513120.608
248New York Mets1035647.5448.5354362-827-2329-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium532726.509
3613Chicago Cubs1075552.51411.54443865824-3331-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field483018.625
4714St. Louis Cardinals1035152.49513.5391410-1924-2727-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II532429.453
5918Montreal Expos1024656.45118.0327407-8022-3024-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park542430.444
61224Philadelphia Phillies1044064.38525.0330418-8821-3119-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium521933.365
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Cincinnati Reds1036439.621--47035911136-1428-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium513120.608
237Houston Astros1065848.5477.54924434931-2327-25L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome472621.553
3511Los Angeles Dodgers1035350.51511.03763562026-2627-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium523220.615
4816Atlanta Braves1085058.46316.5430491-6123-3426-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie MathewsEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium462026.435
51020San Francisco Giants1084860.44418.5458461-327-2421-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park472126.447
61121San Diego Padres1054263.40023.0338440-10225-2517-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium481632.333