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Thursday August 12, 1971
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MLB standings at the end of August 12, 1971

A.L. East
Baltimore Orioles 112 70 42 0 .625 521397 37-1733-256-4Won 3
Detroit Tigers 116 64 52 0 .5528.0 510478 36-1928-337-3Won 3
Boston Red Sox 117 64 53 0 .5478.5 514496 36-2528-282-8Lost 4
New York Yankees 118 60 58 0 .50813.0 490468 32-2628-328-2Won 2
Cleveland Indians 117 48 69 0 .41024.5 384482 22-3726-325-5Won 4
Washington Senators 116 47 69 0 .40525.0 380478 26-3521-343-7Won 1

A.L. West
Oakland A's 117 75 42 0 .641 523413 31-2444-187-3Won 4
Kansas City Royals 115 60 55 0 .52214.0 436395 31-2529-307-3Lost 1
Chicago White Sox 117 55 62 0 .47020.0 444445 26-3329-295-5Lost 3
California Angels 119 55 64 0 .46221.0 391436 24-3431-303-7Lost 2
Minnesota Twins 115 51 64 0 .44323.0 463509 27-3124-333-7Lost 3
Milwaukee Brewers 115 48 67 0 .41726.0 373432 26-3722-303-7Lost 4

N.L. East
Pittsburgh Pirates 118 71 47 0 .602 584432 39-2132-264-6Lost 1
Chicago Cubs 115 63 52 0 .5486.5 469439 34-2129-317-3Lost 1
St. Louis Cardinals 119 64 54 1 .5427.0 526530 35-2929-255-5Won 1
New York Mets 115 58 57 0 .50411.5 431397 30-2728-304-6Lost 2
Philadelphia Phillies 117 52 65 0 .44418.5 408489 26-3026-356-4Won 1
Montreal Expos 117 46 70 1 .39724.0 413539 22-3424-364-6Won 1

N.L. West
San Francisco Giants 120 69 51 0 .575 525496 40-2329-282-8Lost 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 118 64 54 0 .5424.0 496428 31-2933-257-3Lost 1
Atlanta Braves 121 63 58 0 .5216.5 482495 33-2430-346-4Won 4
Houston Astros 117 58 59 0 .4969.5 438416 33-2825-314-6Lost 2
Cincinnati Reds 119 55 64 0 .46213.5 416430 31-2624-386-4Won 1
San Diego Padres 120 44 76 0 .36725.0 363460 27-3417-425-5Won 2

Today's scores and summaries:

A's 9, Red Sox 2 at Boston (day game):
Tommy Davis batted in three runs and Bert Campaneris accounted for two as the Athletics defeated the Red Sox, 9-2, to complete the sweep of the four-game series. Campaneris, who collected three singles, also scored twice. The Red Sox got their runs off Diego Segui on homers by George Scott and Ken Tatum.

Indians 6, White Sox 2 at Chicago (day game):
Alan Foster, who allowed only three hits in 5 2/3 innings of relief work, gained credit for the victory when the Indians defeated the White Sox, 6-2. Foster took over for Mike Paul after the White Sox had scored both their runs with one out in the fourth. Kurt Bevacqua hit his first major league homer to mark the Indians' attack on Wilbur Wood.

Tigers 4, Brewers 3 at Milwaukee (day game):
Mickey Lolich equaled his previous season's high in victories, 19 in 1969, when the Tigers' lefthander defeated the Brewers, 4-3. Lolich fell behind, 2-0, in the fourth inning on a pass to Tommy Harper, a sacrifice, a double by Johnny Briggs and single by Jose Cardenal. The Tigers pulled even in the fifth and went ahead with two more runs in the eighth on a single by Jim Northrup, triple by Bill Freehan and single by Aurelio Rodriguez. The Brewers threatened in the eighth, but scored only once on singles by Andy Kosco, Ron Theobald and Briggs.

Orioles 8, Twins 2 at Minnesota (night game):
Jim Palmer yielded only four hits and had the support of three homers in pitching the Orioles to an 8-2 victory over the Twins. The Orioles exploded for three runs before anyone was retired in the first inning. Don Buford homered on Jim Kaat's first pitch of the game, Paul Blair singled and Merv Rettenmund also hit for the circuit. Andy Etchebarren homered for three of the Orioles' four runs in the eighth. Leo Cardenas rapped a round-tripper for the Twins.

[DH] Yankees 3, Angels 0 (night game) / Yankees 2, Angels 1 at New York (night game):
Strong pitching by Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich escorted the Yankees to 3-0 and 2-1 victories in a twi-night doubleheader with the Angels. The second game was decided in the 11th inning when Gene Michael, batting for Kekich, doubled and Bobby Murcer singled to drive him home. Kekich allowed only four hits before stepping out for Murcer. Peterson scattered nine hits in the opener and turned in his fifth straight complete game. Roy White backed Peterson with three hits and drove in two runs.

[DH] Royals 2, Senators 0 (night game) / Senators 2, Royals 1 at Washington (night game):
The Royals extended their winning streak to five games with a 2-0 victory in the opener of a twi-night doubleheader before their string was snapped by the Senators in the nightcap, 2-1. Ken Wright, with last-out help from Tom Burgmeier, was the Royals' winner in the lidlifter. The Royals scored on a walk and singles by Freddie Patek and Cookie Rojas in the third inning and again on a triple by Rojas and single by Amos Otis in the sixth. Rookie Pete Broberg, with help from Paul Lindblad and Casey Cox, was the Senators' winner in the second game. The Nats ended a string of 24 scoreless innings by counting their runs in the third on a walk to Broberg and singles by Lenny Randle, Jeff Burroughs and Dick Billings. The Royals evaded a shutout with an unearned run in the sixth. When Broberg loaded the bases with one out in the eighth, Lindblad came in and retired Chuck Harrison on a foul. Cox then took over and induced Paul Schaal to ground into a forceout.

Braves 10, Astros 5 at Atlanta (night game):
Led by Earl Williams, who smashed two homers and two singles, the Braves piled up 16 hits and defeated the Astros, 10-5. Williams singled in the first inning when the Braves scored five runs with the aid of a bases-loaded double by Marty Perez. After driving in a run with another single in the second, Williams homered with a man on base in the fourth and came back again in the next stanza with his second round-tripper of the game.

Phillies 3, Dodgers 1 at Los Angeles (night game):
A double by Don Money off third baseman Maury Wills' glove drove in two runs in the 13th inning and gave the Phillies a 3-1 victory over the Dodgers. An unearned run in the eighth on an error by Steve Garvey enabled the Phillies to tie the score and send the game into overtime. Terry Harmon and Larry Bowa singled in the 13th and advanced on a sacrifice by Tim McCarver. After Denny Doyle grounded out, the runners holding, Money slashed a hard bouncer down the third base line and when Wills deflected the ball, Money wound up with a two-bagger as Harmon and Bowa crossed the plate.

Cardinals 3, Pirates 2 at Pittsburgh (night game):
An error by Gene Alley opened the gates and the Cardinals rode through for three unearned runs to defeat the Pirates, 3-2. The Pirates counted in the first inning on a double by Dave Cash, safe bunt by Gene Clines and double by Roberto Clemente, but Steve Carlton held them in check for the rest of the game. Alley failed to come up with a grounder by Dal Maxvill to open the sixth. Carlton helped himself with a single and Ted Sizemore doubled to drive in Maxvill. Carlton scored on an infield out by Matty Alou. Joe Torre then singled to drive in Sizemore with the deciding run.

Padres 3, Mets 0 at San Diego (night game):
Steve Arlin posted his fourth shutout of the season, but only his seventh victory, as the Padres defeated the Mets, 3-0. The Padres scored all their runs off Nolan Ryan in the first inning. Enzo Hernandez led off with a single and, after the next two batters were retired, Nate Colbert and Leron Lee walked to load the bases. Ollie Brown singled, driving in two runs, and the third scored when Ken Singleton let Brown's hit skip past him.

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