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Games on 1978-08-18

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles2California Angels3BoxChris KnappScott McGregor(none)
Chicago White Sox7Cleveland Indians1BoxMike ProlyRick Wise(none)
Texas Rangers4Kansas City Royals3BoxDoc MedichRich Gale(none)
Detroit Tigers0Milwaukee Brewers2BoxLary SorensenDave Rozema(none)
Toronto Blue Jays3Minnesota Twins4BoxJeff HollyTom Murphy(none)
Boston Red Sox6Oakland Athletics3BoxMike TorrezSteve RenkoDick Drago
New York Yankees6Seattle Mariners1BoxEd FigueroaPaul Mitchell(none)
Cincinnati Reds8Chicago Cubs3BoxPedro BorbonDave RobertsTom Hume
San Diego Padres3Montreal Expos2BoxEric RasmussenSteve RogersMark Lee
Los Angeles Dodgers7New York Mets3BoxTommy JohnNino EspinosaCharlie Hough
San Francisco Giants6Philadelphia Phillies5BoxGary LavelleTug McGraw(none)
Houston Astros3Pittsburgh Pirates6BoxJim BibbyVern RuhleKent Tekulve
Atlanta Braves1St. Louis Cardinals5BoxPete VuckovichPreston Hanna(none)

Standings as of 1978-08-18

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox1217744.636--61747913832-3045-14W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park422220.524
224New York Yankees1206951.5757.55264497732-3037-21W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I433112.721
335Milwaukee Brewers1206852.5678.560449810626-3242-20W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium422517.595
447Detroit Tigers1196653.55510.05474658229-3137-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium432023.465
5711Baltimore Orioles1206456.53312.5472523-5131-3333-23L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium412615.634
61121Cleveland Indians1205367.44223.5498527-2920-3933-28L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium391623.410
71325Toronto Blue Jays1214675.38031.0472589-11716-4430-31L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium401327.325
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
158Kansas City Royals1206555.542--5524856726-3639-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium422715.643
269California Angels1246757.540--5224982429-3238-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium382018.526
3814Texas Rangers1196059.5044.5479471824-3436-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium432716.628
4915Oakland Athletics1246163.4926.0417471-5427-3434-29L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum38830.211
51020Minnesota Twins1225567.45111.0532542-1027-3828-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium401822.450
61223Chicago White Sox1205070.41715.0470558-8821-3629-34W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park412120.512
71426Seattle Mariners1224577.36921.0483636-15319-3826-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome381127.289
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1410Philadelphia Phillies1186355.534--5104416922-3441-21L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium442717.614
2512Chicago Cubs1206258.5172.0483515-3226-3336-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field421725.405
3716Pittsburgh Pirates1195762.4796.5469489-2023-3734-25W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium423111.738
4817Montreal Expos1225864.4757.04904434724-3334-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium401822.450
51122St. Louis Cardinals1225171.41814.0423481-5822-3829-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II401822.450
61224New York Mets1214972.40515.5459514-5522-3527-37L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium411724.415
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers1227250.590--55843212634-3138-19W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium402317.575
223San Francisco Giants1227151.5821.04904365433-3138-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park401822.450
336Cincinnati Reds1226953.5663.05315151632-3037-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium392316.590
4613San Diego Padres1226359.5169.0446452-625-3938-20W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium402119.525
5918Houston Astros1215665.46315.5452488-3619-4137-24L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome411823.439
61019Atlanta Braves1215566.45516.5458563-10523-3932-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium411427.341