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Wednesday August 10, 1977
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MLB standings at the end of August 10, 1977

A.L. East
Boston Red Sox 108 65 43 0 .602 575499 31-2134-2210-0Won 11
Baltimore Orioles 111 64 47 0 .5772.5 453444 34-2030-276-4Won 3
New York Yankees 110 61 49 0 .5555.0 550462 34-1827-316-4Won 2
Detroit Tigers 111 51 60 0 .45915.5 479490 27-2624-345-5Won 1
Milwaukee Brewers 115 50 65 0 .43518.5 458533 28-3022-354-6Lost 1
Cleveland Indians 109 47 62 0 .43118.5 458537 22-2825-343-7Won 1
Toronto Blue Jays 109 39 70 0 .35826.5 414557 21-3318-375-5Won 1

A.L. West
Chicago White Sox 110 65 45 0 .591 611534 37-2128-243-7Lost 1
Minnesota Twins 113 65 48 0 .5751.5 631527 38-1827-307-3Lost 1
Kansas City Royals 109 62 47 0 .5692.5 550469 34-2328-246-4Won 1
Texas Rangers 110 62 48 0 .5643.0 494434 27-2735-217-3Lost 1
California Angels 109 54 55 0 .49510.5 484442 31-2723-287-3Lost 1
Seattle Mariners 115 48 67 0 .41719.5 457579 24-3624-313-7Lost 4
Oakland A's 111 42 69 0 .37823.5 400507 25-3417-350-10Lost 12

N.L. East
Philadelphia Phillies 110 66 44 0 .600 553461 43-1423-309-1Won 7
Chicago Cubs 111 64 47 0 .5772.5 523497 37-1927-284-6Lost 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 113 64 49 0 .5663.5 537497 40-1524-345-5Won 1
St. Louis Cardinals 114 63 51 0 .5535.0 530460 37-1826-337-3Won 1
Montreal Expos 113 52 61 0 .46015.5 467535 26-2926-324-6Lost 3
New York Mets 110 47 63 0 .42719.0 404432 28-2919-345-5Lost 1

N.L. West
Los Angeles Dodgers 113 69 44 0 .611 548416 31-2038-244-6Won 1
Cincinnati Reds 112 56 56 0 .50012.5 582545 35-2421-325-5Lost 1
Houston Astros 115 53 62 0 .46117.0 440483 32-2921-335-5Won 1
San Francisco Giants 114 52 62 0 .45617.5 488522 26-3026-325-5Lost 1
San Diego Padres 118 51 67 0 .43220.5 540618 23-3428-335-5Won 3
Atlanta Braves 111 40 71 0 .36028.0 472618 29-2911-424-6Lost 2

Today's scores and summaries:

Orioles 5, Mariners 4 at Baltimore (night game):
Ken Singleton smashed a three-run homer and Elliott Maddox connected for the circuit with a man on base to power the Orioles to a 5-4 victory over the Mariners, who also had two round-trippers to account for their scoring. Juan Bernhardt singled and Leroy Stanton homered for the Mariners in the first inning, but the Orioles took the lead with Singleton's shot in their half. Carlos Lopez tied the score with a four-bagger in the second before Billy Smith walked in the third and Maddox won the game with his first homer since 1975.

Red Sox 11, Angels 10 at Boston (night game):
Coming from behind after trailing, 10-5, the Red Sox gained their 11th straight victory by defeating the Angels, 11-10. The Angels, who were stopped on a six-game winning streak, fell behind early in the game, 5-2, but then built up their big lead with the aid of a two-run homer by Bobby Bonds. The Red Sox began their rally with three runs in the seventh inning on a double by Fred Lynn, triple by Jim Rice, double by Carlton Fisk and triple by George Scott. Dwight Evans opened the eighth with a single and pinch-hitter Bernie Carbo followed with a homer to tie the score. Rick Burleson walked and Lynn sacrificed. After an intentional pass to Rice, Carl Yastrzemski singled to drive in the winning run.

Indians 6, White Sox 1 at Chicago (night game):
The five-hit pitching of Wayne Garland enabled the Indians to snap their six-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory over the White Sox. The Indians nicked Wilbur Wood for a run in the first inning on a safe bunt by Duane Kuiper, two infield outs and a single by Andre Thornton. A walk and singles by Bill Melton, Ron Pruitt and Paul Dade added a pair in the third before the White Sox scored their lone run on a double by Ralph Garr and single by Alan Bannister. The Indians chased Wood in the fifth and counted their final runs on a single by Fred Kendall with the bases loaded and a sacrifice fly by Kuiper.

Tigers 5, Brewers 3 at Detroit (night game):
Ron LeFlore and Steve Kemp batted in all of the Tigers' runs between them to defeat the Brewers, 5-3, and enable rookie Jack Morris to gain credit for his first major league victory. LeFlore accounted for three RBIs, batting in the Tigers' first two runs with a homer in the third inning and driving in another with a double in the seventh. Kemp plated a run with a single in the sixth and added the Tigers' final run with a homer in the eighth.

Yankees 6, A's 3 at New York (night game):
The Yankees knocked out Vida Blue in the first inning while scoring five runs and defeated the Athletics, 6-3. Walks to Graig Nettles and Thurman Munson and a single by Reggie Jackson accounted for the first tally. Lou Piniella drove in another run with a double before a pass to Chris Chambliss loaded the bases. Cliff Johnson then doubled, driving in two runs and sending Blue to the showers. A sacrifice fly by Paul Blair off reliever Doug Bair capped the stanza. Nettles produced the Yanks' last run with a homer in the second.

Royals 4, Rangers 3 at Texas (night game):
A two-run homer by Hal McRae and two-run single by Frank White carried the Royals to a 4-3 victory over the Rangers. Gaylord Perry, who pitched for the Rangers and struck out 13, was handed a 2-0 lead but lost his advantage when George Brett walked and McRae homered in the third inning. Then in the fourth, after Darrell Porter singled and Fred Patek doubled, White rapped his decisive single.

Dodgers 1, Reds 0 at Los Angeles (night game):
The Dodgers, who got two-hit pitching from Rick Rhoden, scored an unearned run off luckless Fred Norman and defeated the Reds, 1-0. Davey Lopes drew a walk in the third inning and was caught off base on a pickoff attempt by Norman, but the Dodger runner escaped the trap and reached second safely when Pete Rose, covering the bag on the play, dropped a throw from Joe Morgan. Bill Russell then sacrificed and Reggie Smith followed with a single to hand Norman his seventh straight defeat.

Cardinals 3, Mets 1 at New York (day game):
Cardinal manager Vern Rapp's use of Roger Freed at first base in place of slumping Keith Hernandez paid off when Freed smashed a two-run homer to beat the Mets, 3-1.

[DH] Phillies 6, Expos 1 (night game) / Phillies 6, Expos 1 at Philadelphia (night game):
The Phillies were to have started their twi-night doubleheader with the Expos at 5:35 p.m., but after three rain delays that lasted four hours, 56 minutes, it was 3:13 a.m. before the Phillies completed the sweep with a pair of 6-1 victories. The start of the first game was held up for 63 minutes and again for two hours, 27 minutes in the third inning. The second game was delayed for one hour, 26 minutes in the second inning. Larry Christenson pitched a two-hitter for the Phillies in the opener. After the Expos scored in the first inning on a walk, two infield outs and a single by Tony Perez, the Phillies erupted for four runs in the fourth and iced their decision when Ted Sizemore singled and Bake McBride homered in the sixth. In the nightcap, Jim Lonborg and Ron Reed combined on a four-hitter, while Greg Luzinski batted in four runs with a pair of homers. Bob Boone also hit for the circuit and singled to produce the two other tallies for the Phillies. Del Unser accounted for the Expos' lone run with a homer in the eighth inning.

Pirates 2, Cubs 1 at Pittsburgh (night game):
Breaking up a four-hour, 56-minute marathon, pinch-hitter Ed Ott delivered a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the 18th inning to give the Pirates a 2-1 victory over the Cubs. The Pirates scored their initial run in the fourth on a double by Dave Parker and single by Bill Robinson. Jerry Morales tied the score with a homer in the sixth. The game then settled down into a scoreless duel until the Pirates won in the 18th. Phil Garner drew a one-out walk from Pete Broberg and took third on a single by Parker. Robinson was passed intentionally to load the bases before Ott hit his scoring fly.

[DH] Padres 8, Braves 6 (night game) / Padres 2, Braves 1 at San Diego (night game):
Randy Jones, who had gradually resumed pitching after being sidelined for six weeks with a sore muscle in his left arm, received credit for his first victory since May 19 as the Padres swept a doubleheader with the Braves, 8-6 and 2-1 in 11 innings. Jones worked 5 2/3 innings in the opener and retired with a 4-3 lead. The Padres then clinched his decision with four runs on five hits in the seventh, including doubles by Dave Winfield and Tucker Ashford. Dan Spillner, who relieved, was kayoed in the ninth and Rollie Fingers ended the game, earning his 26th save. Mike Champion batted in three runs for the Padres with a pair of singles, while Jeff Burroughs produced three RBIs for the Braves with a homer and sacrifice fly. In the nightcap, Jerry Turner singled in the Padres' 11th and stopped at third on a double by Winfield. After passing George Hendrick intentionally, Duane Theiss also walked Gene Tenace on a 3-and-2 pitch to force in the Padres' winning run.

Astros 8, Giants 6 at San Francisco (night game):
The batting of Cesar Cedeno, who hit a homer, double and single, led the Astros to an 8-6 victory over the Giants. Cedeno knocked in a run with his double in the first inning. After the Astros picked up two unearned runs in the fourth, Cedeno hit a homer with a man on base in the fifth. The Giants rallied for four runs in their half of the fifth, two scoring on a homer by Willie McCovey. The Astros made it 7-4 in the eighth, but the Giants narrowed the gap in their half with a two-run homer by Randy Elliott. Cedeno singled in the ninth and eventually scored an insurance run on a sacrifice fly by Jose Cruz.

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