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Games on 1979-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins3Baltimore Orioles1BoxDave GoltzDennis MartinezMike Marshall
Texas Rangers6Boston Red Sox9BoxMike TorrezSteve ComerTom Burgmeier
Milwaukee Brewers1Chicago White Sox6BoxSteve TroutBill Travers(none)
California Angels9Cleveland Indians8BoxMark ClearPaul ReuschelJohn Montague
Oakland Athletics5Detroit Tigers3BoxBrian KingmanDave TobikDave Hamilton
Kansas City Royals3New York Yankees7BoxTommy JohnPaul Splittorff(none)
Seattle Mariners4Toronto Blue Jays5BoxTom BuskeyByron McLaughlin(none)
Philadelphia Phillies6Atlanta Braves2BoxDoug BirdTony Brizzolara(none)
New York Mets0Houston Astros2BoxKen ForschCraig SwanJoe Sambito
Chicago Cubs4Los Angeles Dodgers6BoxRick SutcliffeBill CaudillBobby Castillo
Cincinnati Reds7Montreal Expos8BoxWoodie FrymanTom Hume(none)
St. Louis Cardinals8San Diego Padres7BoxDan O'BrienBob Owchinko(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates6San Francisco Giants4BoxDon RobinsonJohn CurtisGrant Jackson

Standings as of 1979-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1328745.659--62949213740-2647-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium271512.556
222Milwaukee Brewers1368155.5968.06816117036-3145-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium251411.560
333Boston Red Sox1317754.5889.571157313833-3345-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park291415.483
448New York Yankees1317259.55014.55935425131-3341-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I291712.586
5511Detroit Tigers1347262.53716.06646402433-3639-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium271314.481
6915Cleveland Indians1356966.51119.5640663-2332-3737-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium261214.462
71426Toronto Blue Jays1344391.32145.0500711-21120-4923-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium281018.357
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1612California Angels1357263.533--7286319733-3439-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium271611.593
2713Kansas City Royals1347163.5300.57147021232-3539-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium281414.500
3814Minnesota Twins1336964.5192.06436063734-3135-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium291316.448
41017Texas Rangers1356471.4748.06185922628-3936-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium27198.704
51120Chicago White Sox1325973.44711.5597626-2934-3324-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park281414.500
61222Seattle Mariners1365779.41915.5603691-8825-4232-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome261016.385
71325Oakland Athletics1364492.32428.5489730-24118-4926-43W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum261016.385
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Pittsburgh Pirates1337855.586--6255408539-2739-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium29209.690
225Montreal Expos1267254.5712.55504708028-3544-19W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium342311.676
359Chicago Cubs1317160.5426.06025802230-3441-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field31922.290
4610St. Louis Cardinals1327161.5386.56065644232-3238-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II301515.500
5716Philadelphia Phillies1346668.49312.5566597-3130-3736-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium281810.643
61123New York Mets1315378.40524.0493576-8325-3927-40L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium311021.323
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Cincinnati Reds1357758.570--6315349736-3141-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium261313.500
247Houston Astros1347658.5670.5482482032-3544-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome281315.464
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1346272.46314.5620624-426-4236-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium281711.607
4919San Francisco Giants1346074.44816.5592625-3329-4131-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park281117.393
51021San Diego Padres1355778.42220.0503591-8822-4535-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium261115.423
61224Atlanta Braves1335380.39823.0561648-8725-4428-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium271314.481