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Games on 1988-08-18

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics1Baltimore Orioles10BoxJeff BallardBob Welch(none)
Seattle Mariners6Boston Red Sox1BoxMark LangstonMike Boddicker(none)
Milwaukee Brewers3Cleveland Indians4BoxRich YettBill WegmanDoug Jones
Chicago White Sox4Detroit Tigers6BoxMike HennemanBobby Thigpen(none)
Texas Rangers4Minnesota Twins2BoxJeff RussellCharlie Lea(none)
California Angels7New York Yankees1BoxChuck FinleyTommy JohnGreg Minton
Chicago Cubs1Cincinnati Reds9BoxDanny JacksonJamie Moyer(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxJay HowellKevin GrossJesse Orosco
Montreal Expos4San Diego Padres5BoxLance McCullersTim Burke(none)
New York Mets1San Francisco Giants4BoxMike KrukowBob OjedaScott Garrelts
Houston Astros1St. Louis Cardinals2BoxBob ForschMike ScottTodd Worrell

Standings as of 1988-08-18

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Detroit Tigers1207050.583--5464677931-2739-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill LajoieTiger Stadium421824.429
246Boston Red Sox1206753.5583.06105337726-3241-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanFenway Park422220.524
357New York Yankees1176552.5563.55965276931-2634-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob QuinnYankee Stadium I442024.455
5916Toronto Blue Jays1216061.49610.55625204232-3128-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium412714.659
4815Milwaukee Brewers1236162.49610.55024723026-3635-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium392613.667
61019Cleveland Indians1215863.47912.5531577-4624-3534-28W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersCleveland Stadium412021.488
71426Baltimore Orioles1204080.33330.0430609-17915-4525-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Memorial Stadium411427.341
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics1227745.631--59547412139-2338-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum402713.675
235Minnesota Twins1206852.5678.05775146335-2733-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyAndy MacPhailHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome422319.548
3612Kansas City Royals1206258.51714.05354805529-3033-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John SchuerholzRoyals Stadium412219.537
4714California Angels1216160.50415.5561588-2735-2826-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike PortAnaheim Stadium411427.341
51120Chicago White Sox1215467.44622.5495606-11123-3531-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry HimesComiskey Park401723.425
61221Texas Rangers1195366.44522.5460533-7325-3528-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom GrieveArlington Stadium421725.405
71324Seattle Mariners1214774.38829.5497597-10021-4126-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome402119.525
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112New York Mets1217150.587--5164259133-2938-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium392910.744
238Pittsburgh Pirates1216754.5544.05114723932-2735-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Syd ThriftThree Rivers Stadium391821.462
3611Montreal Expos1216358.5218.04754482731-3232-26L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiOlympic Stadium411823.439
4817Chicago Cubs1195960.49611.0472481-929-3129-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FreyWrigley Field431825.419
51022St. Louis Cardinals1205367.44217.5421470-4924-3429-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dal MaxvillBusch Stadium II422319.548
61123Philadelphia Phillies1215269.43019.0464543-7921-4030-30L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee ThomasVeterans Stadium401327.325
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Los Angeles Dodgers1216952.570--5084436536-2433-28W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium402515.625
249Houston Astros1216556.5374.04984831529-3236-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill WoodAstrodome411724.415
3510San Francisco Giants1216457.5295.05354805528-3136-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Roger CraigAl RosenCandlestick Park411922.463
4713Cincinnati Reds1196158.5137.04824622029-3032-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Murray CookRiverfront Stadium422616.619
5918San Diego Padres1215863.47911.0421454-3323-3635-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium402515.625
61225Atlanta Braves1204179.34227.5443585-14221-4120-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Russ NixonBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium401327.325


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Bob WellsP21.290Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies.