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Games on 1978-09-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox1Baltimore Orioles4BoxJim PalmerBobby SprowlDon Stanhouse
Chicago White Sox4Minnesota Twins3BoxSteve TroutRoger EricksonLerrin LaGrow
Detroit Tigers2New York Yankees4BoxDick TidrowKip YoungRich Gossage
Kansas City Royals3Oakland Athletics0BoxDennis LeonardSteve Renko(none)
Cleveland Indians6Toronto Blue Jays2BoxRick WaitsDon Kirkwood(none)
San Diego Padres1Atlanta Braves8BoxPhil NiekroEric Rasmussen(none)
Montreal Expos10Chicago Cubs8BoxWayne TwitchellBruce SutterMike Garman
Cincinnati Reds2Houston Astros3BoxJ.R. RichardTom Seaver(none)
New York Mets0Pittsburgh Pirates8BoxJerry ReussJerry Koosman(none)

Standings as of 1978-09-05

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox1378552.620--69454914533-3552-17L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park261412.538
223New York Yankees1378156.5914.060449910535-3346-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I26197.731
335Milwaukee Brewers1387959.5726.569857012830-3549-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium241410.583
446Baltimore Orioles1397861.5618.0565570-534-3544-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium221210.545
568Detroit Tigers1387563.54310.56225546834-3641-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium241113.458
61122Cleveland Indians1386078.43525.5571608-3725-4735-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium21912.429
71325Toronto Blue Jays1405585.39331.5539666-12721-4834-37L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium21417.190
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
157Kansas City Royals1367561.551--6165387830-4045-21W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium26179.654
2710California Angels1377463.5401.55625471532-3742-26W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium251312.520
3815Texas Rangers1346668.4938.05435311227-4139-27L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium28217.750
4918Oakland Athletics1396475.46012.5463553-9029-4035-35L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum23518.217
51019Minnesota Twins1396277.44614.5588604-1629-4133-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium231112.478
61223Chicago White Sox1385880.42018.0525632-10725-4433-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park231310.565
71426Seattle Mariners1365185.37524.0533702-16921-4630-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome24519.208
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1411Philadelphia Phillies1367363.537--5945039129-4044-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium26179.654
2512Pittsburgh Pirates1377364.5330.55615362529-3944-25W10T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium24159.625
3714Chicago Cubs1386969.5005.0566605-3929-3940-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field241014.417
4816Montreal Expos1396673.4758.55475163131-3935-34W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium231013.435
51121St. Louis Cardinals1386078.43514.0518566-4828-4032-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II24915.375
61224New York Mets1395584.39619.5519588-6927-4328-41L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium231112.478
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers1388256.594--62049712336-3346-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium241311.542
224San Francisco Giants1388058.5802.05494886136-3444-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park24915.375
339Cincinnati Reds1387563.5437.0600601-137-3338-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium23176.739
4613San Diego Padres1397168.51111.5509520-1130-4141-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium231310.565
5917Houston Astros1386474.46418.0530562-3220-4744-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome241014.417
61020Atlanta Braves1386078.43522.0522653-13124-4436-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium24915.375


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Steve FoucaultP28.337Released by Royals. 
Pete Mackanin2B-SS27.035Claimed on waivers by Phillies from Expos. 
Gene PentzP25.076Released by Astros.