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MLB Games on Thursday August 31, 1972

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VisTeamLgvScoreHomeTeamLghScoreBoxscoreInnAttendanceBallparkTODGameTimeWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherHome Runs
Detroit TigersAL0California AngelsAL4Box | PBP99,705Anaheim StadiumNight2:01Nolan RyanWoodie Fryman------
Kansas City RoyalsAL3Milwaukee BrewersAL7Box | PBP94,040County StadiumNight2:25Skip LockwoodMike Jackson---Reynolds
Texas RangersAL0New York YankeesAL7Box | PBP910,116Yankee Stadium IDay2:23Fritz PetersonRich Hand---Clarke, Murcer
Los Angeles DodgersNL5Chicago CubsNL3Box | PBP911,405Wrigley FieldDay2:33Claude OsteenRick Reuschel---Santo
Philadelphia PhilliesNL1Houston AstrosNL5Box | PBP97,197AstrodomeNight2:07Larry DierkerWayne Twitchell------
5 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 31, 1972

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AL East
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
AL East136Baltimore Orioles1246757.540-4313438836-2631-31301317.433
AL East248Detroit Tigers1256758.5360.54424192333-2934-29311912.613
AL East3510New York Yankees1256659.5281.54674204724-3742-22301317.433
AL East4611Boston Red Sox1226458.5252.0514524-1025-3739-21332112.636
AL East5916Cleveland Indians1245866.4689.0375401-2622-4136-25321418.438
AL East61121Milwaukee Brewers1244975.39518.0388484-9620-3929-36321616.500
AL West
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
AL West113Oakland Athletics1247351.589-47036710337-2736-24312011.645
AL West224Chicago White Sox1237152.5771.54634303323-3648-16311615.516
AL West3713Minnesota Twins1216160.50410.5430433-329-3632-24331617.485
AL West4814Kansas City Royals1236063.48812.54694501923-3737-26311615.516
AL West51019California Angels1245767.46016.0379453-7423-3834-29311813.581
AL West61222Texas Rangers1254976.39224.5404508-10421-4328-3329524.172
NL East
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
NL East122Pittsburgh Pirates1237746.626-56242413837-2340-23321913.594
NL East259Chicago Cubs1266759.53211.55464747229-3738-22291811.621
NL East3612New York Mets1216358.52113.0412437-2530-2933-29352015.571
NL East4715St. Louis Cardinals1236063.48817.0472486-1429-3531-28331518.455
NL East5817Montreal Expos1215665.46320.0391484-9327-3429-31351421.400
NL East61224Philadelphia Phillies1234479.35833.0383506-12322-3622-43331518.455
NL West
LeagueDivRankLgRankMLBRankTeam NameGPWLWPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayrosGrosWrosLrosPct
NL West111Cincinnati Reds1247846.629-57642814846-1832-28301713.567
NL West235Houston Astros1267254.5717.05915068537-2735-27271215.444
NL West347Los Angeles Dodgers1236657.53711.54534183534-2932-28321913.594
NL West4918Atlanta Braves1265868.46021.0502584-8227-3930-30281216.429
NL West51020San Francisco Giants1265670.44423.0542537531-3025-40291316.448
NL West61123San Diego Padres1244678.37132.0402548-14626-3120-47291217.414
24 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