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Games on 1978-08-02

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Milwaukee Brewers5Baltimore Orioles3BoxMike CaldwellJim PalmerLary Sorensen
Oakland Athletics2California Angels8BoxDon AasePete Broberg(none)
Kansas City Royals2Cleveland Indians5BoxPaul ReuschelDennis Leonard(none)
Boston Red Sox7New York Yankees5BoxBob StanleyKen Clay(none)
Minnesota Twins1Seattle Mariners3BoxJim ColbornGeoff Zahn(none)
Cincinnati Reds6Atlanta Braves2BoxTom SeaverPreston Hanna(none)
St. Louis Cardinals2Chicago Cubs3BoxMike KrukowAurelio LopezBruce Sutter
San Francisco Giants4Houston Astros2BoxJohn MontefuscoTom Dixon(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates3Montreal Expos0BoxBruce KisonDan SchatzederKent Tekulve
New York Mets6Philadelphia Phillies8BoxRandy LerchJerry KoosmanTug McGraw
Los Angeles Dodgers1San Diego Padres2BoxBob OwchinkoTommy JohnRollie Fingers

Standings as of 1978-08-02

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox1056639.629--53341611726-2840-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park583325.569
224Milwaukee Brewers1036043.5835.053843110724-2536-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium593326.559
347New York Yankees1065947.5577.54714155627-2832-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I574116.719
458Baltimore Orioles1055847.5528.0433479-4629-2729-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium563224.571
5610Detroit Tigers1055649.53310.04674254227-2929-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium573027.526
6915Cleveland Indians1055154.48615.0448443519-3232-22W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium541836.333
71325Toronto Blue Jays1063967.36827.5414518-10415-3724-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium552035.364
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Kansas City Royals1045846.558--4754096622-3036-16L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium583424.586
2711California Angels1085751.5283.0443446-325-2932-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium543024.556
3812Oakland Athletics1085652.5194.0378404-2626-2930-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum541341.241
41018Texas Rangers1054956.4679.5417431-1418-3331-23L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium573819.667
51121Minnesota Twins1034558.43712.5450460-1025-3320-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium592831.475
61222Chicago White Sox1044559.43313.0422473-5117-2728-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park572631.456
71426Seattle Mariners1073869.35521.5428567-13916-3422-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome531835.340
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Philadelphia Phillies1025646.549--4433836018-3038-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium603426.567
2614Chicago Cubs1045351.5104.0415442-2725-3128-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field582632.448
3716Pittsburgh Pirates1024953.4807.0395415-2021-3228-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium593920.661
4817Montreal Expos1095158.4688.54524034922-3129-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium532528.472
51123New York Mets1094663.42213.5424460-3620-3226-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium532033.377
61224St. Louis Cardinals1064066.37718.0356433-7719-3721-29L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II562927.518
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Francisco Giants1086444.593--4473826529-2735-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park542529.463
223Cincinnati Reds1076344.5890.54744492529-2434-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium542925.537
335Los Angeles Dodgers1076146.5702.54913959628-2933-17L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium553421.618
4513San Diego Padres1085652.5198.0401414-1321-3335-19W9T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium542826.519
6920Houston Astros1064957.46214.0399437-3814-3435-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome562531.446
51019Atlanta Braves1064957.46214.0403487-8419-3230-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium562036.357