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Games on 1988-08-16

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics6Baltimore Orioles3BoxStorm DavisJay TibbsDennis Eckersley
Seattle Mariners7Boston Red Sox0BoxScott BankheadWes Gardner(none)
Toronto Blue Jays4Chicago White Sox5BoxJack McDowellJimmy KeyBobby Thigpen
Milwaukee Brewers5Cleveland Indians6BoxScott BailesChuck Crim(none)
Minnesota Twins4Detroit Tigers1BoxBert BlylevenJack MorrisJeff Reardon
Texas Rangers5Kansas City Royals4BoxCharlie HoughMark GubiczaMitch Williams
California Angels15New York Yankees6BoxWillie FraserRick Rhoden(none)
Chicago Cubs4Cincinnati Reds6BoxFrank WilliamsLes LancasterJohn Franco
Philadelphia Phillies5Los Angeles Dodgers7BoxTim LearyDon CarmanJay Howell
Atlanta Braves2Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxDoug DrabekPete SmithJim Gott
Montreal Expos2San Diego Padres6BoxJimmy JonesBrian HolmanLance McCullers
New York Mets13San Francisco Giants6BoxDwight GoodenAtlee Hammaker(none)
Houston Astros0St. Louis Cardinals3BoxScott TerryJim DeshaiesKen Dayley

Standings as of 1988-08-16

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Detroit Tigers1186949.585--5394617831-2738-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill LajoieTiger Stadium441925.432
246Boston Red Sox1186652.5593.06025257726-3240-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanFenway Park442321.523
357New York Yankees1156451.5573.55845137131-2633-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob QuinnYankee Stadium I462125.457
4815Milwaukee Brewers1216160.5049.54924573526-3435-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium412615.634
5916Toronto Blue Jays1206060.50010.05615154632-3028-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium422715.643
61019Cleveland Indians1195663.47113.5516567-5124-3532-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersCleveland Stadium432221.512
71426Baltimore Orioles1183979.33130.0416598-18215-4524-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Memorial Stadium431528.349
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics1207644.633--58446012438-2238-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum422814.667
234Minnesota Twins1186751.5688.05735096434-2733-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyAndy MacPhailHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome442420.545
3613Kansas City Royals1196158.51314.55264745229-3032-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John SchuerholzRoyals Stadium422319.548
4714California Angels1196059.50415.5547576-2934-2726-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike PortAnaheim Stadium431528.349
51120Chicago White Sox1195366.44522.5486599-11323-3430-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry HimesComiskey Park421824.429
61221Texas Rangers1175265.44422.5450522-7224-3428-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom GrieveArlington Stadium441826.409
71324Seattle Mariners1194673.38729.5489589-10020-4026-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome422220.524
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112New York Mets1197148.597--5154179833-2738-21W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium412912.707
238Pittsburgh Pirates1206654.5505.55094713832-2734-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Syd ThriftThree Rivers Stadium401921.475
3510Montreal Expos1196356.5298.04694393031-3032-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiOlympic Stadium431825.419
4817Chicago Cubs1175859.49612.0466472-628-3029-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FreyWrigley Field451926.422
51022St. Louis Cardinals1185266.44118.5419468-4924-3428-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dal MaxvillBusch Stadium II442420.545
61123Philadelphia Phillies1195267.43719.0461534-7321-3830-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee ThomasVeterans Stadium421329.310
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Los Angeles Dodgers1196752.563--4994405936-2431-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium422715.643
249Houston Astros1196455.5383.04964811528-3136-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill WoodAstrodome431825.419
3611San Francisco Giants1196257.5215.05274794828-3134-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Roger CraigAl RosenCandlestick Park432122.488
4712Cincinnati Reds1176057.5136.04734561729-3031-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Murray CookRiverfront Stadium442717.614
5918San Diego Padres1195663.47111.0412448-3623-3633-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium422715.643
61225Atlanta Braves1194178.34526.0442583-14121-4020-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Russ NixonBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium411328.317


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Karl BestP29.163Traded by Twins to Giants for Alan Cockrell. 
Alan CockrellRF25.254Traded by Giants to Twins for Karl Best. 
Pedro GuerreroOF-3B32.048Traded by Dodgers to Cardinals for John Tudor. 
Tim Pyznarski1B28.194Traded by Brewers to Orioles for Dave Smith and Kevin Rice. 
John TudorP34.195Traded by Cardinals to Dodgers for Pedro Guerrero.