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Games on 1979-09-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago White Sox8California Angels9BoxJohn MontagueRandy ScarberyDave LaRoche
Detroit Tigers9Cleveland Indians3BoxAurelio LopezVictor Cruz(none)
Kansas City Royals3Minnesota Twins8BoxDave GoltzPaul Splittorff(none)
Boston Red Sox5New York Yankees0BoxBob StanleyTommy John(none)
Milwaukee Brewers1Oakland Athletics6BoxMatt KeoughMike Caldwell(none)
Texas Rangers0Seattle Mariners1BoxRob DresslerFergie JenkinsByron McLaughlin
Los Angeles Dodgers5Atlanta Braves3BoxLerrin LaGrowGene GarberDave Patterson
Montreal Expos4Chicago Cubs3BoxElias SosaRick ReuschelDale Murray
San Francisco Giants5Cincinnati Reds6BoxFred NormanJohn MontefuscoTom Hume
San Diego Padres3Houston Astros4BoxJoe SambitoJohn D'Acquisto(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates7St. Louis Cardinals5BoxDave RobertsRoy ThomasKent Tekulve

Standings as of 1979-09-05

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Baltimore Orioles1369046.662--64149814340-2650-20W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium231211.522
223Milwaukee Brewers1408357.5939.06986267238-3345-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium21129.571
335Boston Red Sox1367858.57412.073459813634-3545-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park241311.542
448New York Yankees1367561.55115.06205695131-3344-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I241410.583
5712Detroit Tigers1397366.52518.56866632334-3839-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium221210.545
6915Cleveland Indians1407169.50721.0658690-3232-3739-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium211011.476
71426Toronto Blue Jays1384494.31947.0512726-21420-5124-43L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium24915.375
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510California Angels1407664.543--76266010235-3441-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium221210.545
2611Kansas City Royals1397366.5252.5733729434-3839-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium231211.522
3814Minnesota Twins1387266.5223.06606164435-3237-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium241014.417
41017Texas Rangers1406872.4868.06396063332-4036-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium22157.682
51119Chicago White Sox1376176.44513.5626658-3235-3525-42L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park231211.522
61221Seattle Mariners1415982.41817.5615710-9526-4333-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome21813.381
71325Oakland Athletics1404793.33629.0509744-23520-4927-44W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum22715.318
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Pittsburgh Pirates1398356.597--6565589843-2740-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium23158.652
224Montreal Expos1327854.5911.559248410829-3549-19W9T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium281711.607
359St. Louis Cardinals1377562.5477.06265804636-3238-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II251114.440
4613Chicago Cubs1367165.52210.56166031330-3641-29L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field26917.346
5716Philadelphia Phillies1386969.50013.5579609-3033-3836-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium24159.625
61123New York Mets1365482.39727.5507601-9426-4327-40L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium26917.346
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Houston Astros1397960.568--502496632-3547-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome231013.435
247Cincinnati Reds1407961.5640.56525718137-3442-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium211110.524
3818Los Angeles Dodgers1396673.47513.0641642-128-4338-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium231310.565
4920San Francisco Giants1406179.43618.5608652-4430-4331-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park221012.455
51022San Diego Padres1405882.41421.5514605-9122-4636-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium211011.476
61224Atlanta Braves1385484.39124.5581673-9225-4429-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium221210.545