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Games on 1978-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees6Baltimore Orioles2BoxDick TidrowScott McGregorSparky Lyle
Milwaukee Brewers1Cleveland Indians0BoxMike CaldwellMike Paxton(none)
Milwaukee Brewers6Cleveland Indians12BoxRick WaitsBill Travers(none)
Minnesota Twins4Detroit Tigers1BoxGeoff ZahnKip YoungMike Marshall
Montreal Expos1San Diego Padres6BoxEric RasmussenWoodie FrymanMark Lee
Cincinnati Reds11St. Louis Cardinals6BoxTom SeaverSilvio Martinez(none)

Standings as of 1978-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox1328448.636--67552515033-3351-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park311516.484
223New York Yankees1317754.5886.55774839435-3342-21W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I32239.719
335Milwaukee Brewers1337657.5718.567255212030-3546-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium291712.586
446Detroit Tigers1327359.55311.06035218232-3241-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium301317.433
558Baltimore Orioles1327260.54512.0532555-2334-3538-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium291811.621
61122Cleveland Indians1325775.43227.0549583-3422-4435-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium271215.444
71324Toronto Blue Jays1355580.40730.5528644-11621-4834-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium26422.154
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
169Kansas City Royals1317160.542--5925246828-4043-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium312110.677
2711California Angels1337063.5262.0543535829-3741-26L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium291712.586
3815Texas Rangers1306565.5005.55225051726-3839-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium322210.688
4917Oakland Athletics1346272.46310.5445530-8527-3935-33L9T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum28721.250
51020Minnesota Twins1335875.43614.0564588-2429-4129-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium291514.517
61223Chicago White Sox1315675.42715.0509603-9423-3933-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park301515.500
71426Seattle Mariners1314982.37422.0521684-16319-4330-39L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome29722.241
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Philadelphia Phillies1307159.546--5734868727-3644-23W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium321913.594
2613Pittsburgh Pirates1306664.5085.0518523-529-3937-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium31229.710
3714Chicago Cubs1316665.5045.5524561-3729-3937-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field311318.419
4918Montreal Expos1346173.45512.05204962426-3935-34L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium281513.536
51121St. Louis Cardinals1335875.43614.5498541-4328-4030-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II291118.379
61225New York Mets1325379.40219.0497551-5425-3828-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium301317.433
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers1337954.594--60047512536-3343-21W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium291613.552
224San Francisco Giants1337756.5792.05334745936-3341-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park291217.414
3410Cincinnati Reds1337261.5417.0579580-134-3138-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium28208.714
4512San Diego Padres1357065.51910.0496502-629-4041-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium271413.519
5816Houston Astros1326270.47016.5501528-2719-4443-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome301218.400
61019Atlanta Braves1325973.44719.5501623-12224-4035-33W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium301020.333


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Johnny GrubbOF30.027Traded by Indians to Rangers for Dave Rivera and Bobby Cuellar.