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Games on 1979-06-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Texas Rangers0Baltimore Orioles3BoxMike FlanaganDoyle Alexander(none)
Minnesota Twins1Boston Red Sox2BoxBob StanleyDave Goltz(none)
Detroit Tigers4California Angels6BoxDon AaseMilt WilcoxMark Clear
New York Yankees11Kansas City Royals10BoxKen ClayEduardo Rodriguez(none)
Toronto Blue Jays2Oakland Athletics1BoxTom BuskeyDave Heaverlo(none)
Cleveland Indians2Seattle Mariners6BoxMike ParrottWayne GarlandByron McLaughlin
Los Angeles Dodgers11Chicago Cubs4BoxBurt HootonMike Krukow(none)
Montreal Expos2Cincinnati Reds3BoxMike LaCossDan Schatzeder(none)
Houston Astros5New York Mets0BoxJoe NiekroPat Zachry(none)
Atlanta Braves11Philadelphia Phillies5BoxGene GarberRon Reed(none)
San Francisco Giants2Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxEnrique RomoJohn CurtisGrant Jackson
San Diego Padres8St. Louis Cardinals7BoxRollie FingersDarold KnowlesJohn D'Acquisto

Standings as of 1979-06-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles563521.625--2662026416-1419-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1036736.650
222Boston Red Sox543321.6111.02752146112-1221-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1065848.547
369Milwaukee Brewers583226.5524.02642273714-1818-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1036340.612
4710New York Yankees573126.5444.52482341413-1518-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1035845.563
5915Detroit Tigers502525.5007.0243238513-1612-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1116051.541
61016Cleveland Indians542628.4818.0226252-2613-1613-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1075552.514
71426Toronto Blue Jays571542.26320.5207309-1029-196-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1053867.362
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134California Angels573423.596--3062515516-1318-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1055451.514
247Minnesota Twins543024.5562.52732452818-1012-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1085256.481
358Texas Rangers563125.5542.5249242714-1317-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1065254.491
4812Kansas City Royals573126.5443.02992851414-1517-11L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1055451.514
51118Chicago White Sox552629.4737.0256259-315-1511-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1054758.448
61223Seattle Mariners582335.39711.5270296-266-1517-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1044460.423
71325Oakland Athletics571839.31616.0190318-1287-1911-20L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1053669.343
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Montreal Expos513120.608--2311884314-1717-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1096445.587
236St. Louis Cardinals523022.5771.52512133810-1219-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1105654.509
3513Pittsburgh Pirates522824.5383.52452192611-1217-12W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1107040.636
4614Philadelphia Phillies562927.5184.52402271316-1613-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1065551.519
5920Chicago Cubs522428.4627.5224267-439-1415-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1105654.509
61122New York Mets522131.40410.5208245-3711-199-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1104268.382
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Houston Astros593524.593--2352082713-1422-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1035449.524
2411Cincinnati Reds573126.5443.02702561413-1318-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1045945.567
3717Los Angeles Dodgers592831.4757.02812681310-2018-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1035152.495
4819San Francisco Giants582731.4667.5276278-213-1814-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1044460.423
51021San Diego Padres602733.4508.5245275-3011-2016-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1014160.406
61224Atlanta Braves562135.37512.5245307-629-1712-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1044559.433