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Games on 1979-08-09

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Milwaukee Brewers2Baltimore Orioles3BoxMike FlanaganJerry Augustine(none)
Cleveland Indians2Boston Red Sox3BoxDennis EckersleyRick Waits(none)
Texas Rangers2Detroit Tigers3BoxMike ChrisDoc MedichAurelio Lopez
Chicago White Sox5New York Yankees1BoxRich WorthamCatfish Hunter(none)
Kansas City Royals10Toronto Blue Jays3BoxLarry GuraPhil Huffman(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates3Chicago Cubs11BoxDennis LampJohn Candelaria(none)
Atlanta Braves2Cincinnati Reds5BoxFred NormanGene GarberTom Hume
Houston Astros3Los Angeles Dodgers4BoxRick SutcliffeJoaquin AndujarJoe Beckwith
St. Louis Cardinals4New York Mets0BoxJohn DennyDock Ellis(none)
Montreal Expos4Philadelphia Phillies6BoxNino EspinosaBill LeeRawly Eastwick
San Diego Padres4San Francisco Giants0BoxJohn D'AcquistoGreg Minton(none)

Standings as of 1979-08-09

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1137538.664--54742012735-2540-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium462719.587
222Boston Red Sox1126943.6165.561848113731-2738-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park482226.458
334Milwaukee Brewers1156649.57410.05635105330-2736-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium462917.630
4510New York Yankees1136152.54014.05044604426-2935-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I472819.596
5713Detroit Tigers1125854.51816.55515371426-3032-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium492722.551
61017Cleveland Indians1145757.50018.5525580-5526-3131-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium472423.511
71325Toronto Blue Jays1133479.30141.0413594-18115-4119-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium491930.388
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146California Angels1156550.565--62551011531-2834-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium472324.489
2611Minnesota Twins1115952.5324.05525034931-2528-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium512328.451
3814Texas Rangers1145955.5185.55394944525-3034-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium482424.500
4916Kansas City Royals1125755.5096.5582585-328-3029-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium502822.560
51119Chicago White Sox1115061.45013.0513542-2930-2620-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park492326.469
61223Seattle Mariners1154867.41717.0505586-8121-3427-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome471928.404
71426Oakland Athletics1143480.29830.5401636-23513-4121-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum482028.417
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Pittsburgh Pirates1136449.566--5244695531-2433-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium493415.694
237Montreal Expos1096148.5601.04944177723-3038-18L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium513417.667
359Chicago Cubs1095950.5413.05084921624-2735-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field532132.396
4612St. Louis Cardinals1115853.5235.05094802927-3030-24W5T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II512823.549
5715Philadelphia Phillies1155956.5136.0503518-1525-3634-20W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium472522.532
61122New York Mets1124864.42915.5418493-7522-3525-30L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium501535.300
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Houston Astros1166749.578--433438-526-3041-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome462224.478
248Cincinnati Reds1176453.5473.55464786829-2835-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium442618.591
3818San Francisco Giants1155560.47811.5530534-427-3428-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park471631.340
4920San Diego Padres1165165.44016.0443497-5421-3730-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium451728.378
51021Los Angeles Dodgers1145064.43916.0534558-2417-3933-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium482919.604
61224Atlanta Braves1174671.39321.5512580-6819-4127-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium432023.465