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Games on 1988-09-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics5Kansas City Royals1BoxCurt YoungBret SaberhagenDennis Eckersley
Detroit Tigers4New York Yankees7BoxHipolito PenaMike Henneman(none)
California Angels4Texas Rangers3BoxMike WittMitch WilliamsBryan Harvey
New York Mets13Chicago Cubs6BoxDwight GoodenScott Sanderson(none)
Houston Astros2Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxNolan RyanJohn Tudor(none)
Montreal Expos5Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxPascual PerezJeff RobinsonJoe Hesketh
Cincinnati Reds2San Diego Padres1BoxJose RijoEd WhitsonJohn Franco
Atlanta Braves2San Francisco Giants3BoxDon RobinsonCharlie Puleo(none)
Philadelphia Phillies0St. Louis Cardinals1BoxLarry McWilliamsKevin GrossTodd Worrell

Standings as of 1988-09-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Boston Red Sox1397762.554--6945999532-3945-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanFenway Park231211.522
246Detroit Tigers1407664.5431.56165704633-3543-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill LajoieTiger Stadium221210.545
3611New York Yankees1387266.5224.56716502133-3439-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob QuinnYankee Stadium I231310.565
4712Milwaukee Brewers1427468.5214.55985455332-3742-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium20137.650
5916Toronto Blue Jays1407169.5076.56556055036-3635-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium22166.727
61019Cleveland Indians1396871.4899.0591640-4931-4037-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersCleveland Stadium231013.435
71425Baltimore Orioles1384989.35527.5485676-19119-5030-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Memorial Stadium23518.217
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics1418952.631--69553815744-2845-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum21156.714
225Minnesota Twins1397762.55411.06635897437-3140-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyAndy MacPhailHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome23149.609
359Kansas City Royals1407466.52914.56195556434-3540-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John SchuerholzRoyals Stadium211011.476
4813California Angels1417269.51117.0644660-1639-3433-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike PortAnaheim Stadium21318.143
51121Texas Rangers1396178.43927.0550646-9627-4034-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom GrieveArlington Stadium22913.409
61222Chicago White Sox1386078.43527.5554676-12226-4334-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry HimesComiskey Park231112.478
71323Seattle Mariners1405783.40731.5580666-8627-4530-38W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome211110.524
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112New York Mets1388256.594--59147012138-3344-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium22184.818
248Pittsburgh Pirates1387365.5299.05555272834-3239-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Syd ThriftThree Rivers Stadium221210.545
3717Montreal Expos1407169.50712.05365072934-3937-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiOlympic Stadium221012.455
4918Chicago Cubs1406971.49314.0569585-1633-3435-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FreyWrigley Field22814.364
51020St. Louis Cardinals1406773.47916.0504524-2030-3837-35W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dal MaxvillBusch Stadium II22913.409
61124Philadelphia Phillies1405783.40726.0513639-12624-4832-36L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee ThomasVeterans Stadium21813.381
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1988 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Los Angeles Dodgers1397960.568--5564867042-2837-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium22157.682
237Houston Astros1407565.5364.55605411933-3642-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill WoodAstrodome22715.318
3510Cincinnati Reds1397366.5256.05655273837-3536-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Murray CookRiverfront Stadium22148.636
4614San Diego Padres1387068.5078.5484500-1630-3940-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium231310.565
5815San Francisco Giants1407169.5078.55935563730-3841-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Roger CraigAl RosenCandlestick Park221210.545
61226Atlanta Braves1384890.34830.5489653-16424-4624-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Russ NixonBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium22616.273