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Monday June 12, 1978
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MLB standings at the end of June 12, 1978

A.L. East
GPWLTPCTGBRFRAHOMEROADLAST 10STRK
Boston Red Sox 59 40 19 0 .678 314234 23-417-156-4Won 4
New York Yankees 57 33 24 0 .5796.0 243199 17-716-174-6Won 1
Baltimore Orioles 58 33 25 0 .5696.5 225249 13-1220-1310-0Won 11
Detroit Tigers 56 31 25 0 .5547.5 250214 16-1215-135-5Lost 1
Milwaukee Brewers 57 31 26 0 .5448.0 282248 20-1111-158-2Won 5
Cleveland Indians 55 26 29 0 .47312.0 208230 15-1011-195-5Lost 1
Toronto Blue Jays 55 19 36 0 .34519.0 205276 13-156-213-7Lost 5


A.L. West
GPWLTPCTGBRFRAHOMEROADLAST 10STRK
Oakland A's 59 32 27 0 .542 192190 20-1512-124-6Lost 5
Texas Rangers 56 30 26 0 .5360.5 218216 19-1211-146-4Won 1
California Angels 58 30 28 0 .5171.5 250246 19-1411-145-5Lost 1
Kansas City Royals 55 28 27 0 .5092.0 254233 16-1012-172-8Lost 2
Chicago White Sox 56 26 30 0 .4644.5 222226 14-1312-178-2Won 2
Minnesota Twins 56 21 35 0 .3759.5 243260 7-1514-203-7Lost 6
Seattle Mariners 61 19 42 0 .31114.0 226311 13-246-182-8Lost 5


N.L. East
GPWLTPCTGBRFRAHOMEROADLAST 10STRK
Chicago Cubs 55 33 22 0 .600 238221 19-914-138-2Won 2
Philadelphia Phillies 53 30 23 0 .5662.0 252197 23-87-158-2Lost 2
Montreal Expos 58 31 27 0 .5343.5 256216 20-1511-126-4Lost 3
Pittsburgh Pirates 55 25 30 0 .4558.0 215246 14-1211-185-5Lost 1
New York Mets 60 27 33 0 .4508.5 227256 14-2013-134-6Lost 3
St. Louis Cardinals 61 23 38 0 .37713.0 209252 13-1810-205-5Lost 1


N.L. West
GPWLTPCTGBRFRAHOMEROADLAST 10STRK
San Francisco Giants 56 35 21 0 .625 216181 18-717-145-5Won 3
Cincinnati Reds 60 35 25 0 .5832.0 287262 17-1118-144-6Lost 2
Los Angeles Dodgers 58 31 27 0 .5345.0 302243 16-915-184-6Won 3
Houston Astros 55 25 30 0 .4559.5 211223 17-138-175-5Won 1
San Diego Padres 57 25 32 0 .43910.5 197241 14-1011-224-6Won 1
Atlanta Braves 56 22 34 0 .39313.0 180252 13-129-224-6Won 2



Today's scores and summaries:

Orioles 5, Mariners 4 at Baltimore (night game):
The Orioles won their 11th consecutive game, 5-4, over the Mariners. The score was 4-4 in the seventh inning when the Birds broke through for the winning tally. A single by Billy Smith, sacrifice by Rick Dempsey and single by Larry Harlow provided the winning margin. The Orioles had taken an early 4-0 lead on a three-run homer by Eddie Murray in the third and solo round-tripper by Ken Singleton in the sixth. The Mariners tied the score in the seventh on a three-run homer by John Hale and an RBI double by Craig Reynolds.

Red Sox 10, Angels 9 at Boston (night game):
In a wild donnybrook, the Red Sox finally prevailed over the Angels, 10-9. The score was 9-9 going into the bottom of the ninth when Fred Lynn singled and Jim Rice drew a walk. Carl Yastrzemski laid down a sacrifice bunt. The Angels tried for a force at third but Lynn beat the throw and the bases were loaded. Carlton Fisk then hit a 2-0 pitch down the right field line for the winner. The Angels had tied the score in the eighth on a bases-loaded walk to Tony Solaita. Lynn and Dwight Evans each had three-run homers for the Bosox.

White Sox 1, Indians 0 at Chicago (night game):
An unearned run was all the scoring in the game as the White Sox whitewashed the Indians, 1-0, behind the combined pitching of Ken Kravec and Jim Willoughby. The Sox tally came in the opening frame. Ralph Garr beat out an infield single and reached second on a throwing error by Buddy Bell. A sacrifice by Chet Lemon moved Garr to third and he scored on a sacrifice fly by Wayne Nordhagen. The Tribe had runners on first and third with one out in the third but Willie Horton ended the threat by hitting into a double play.

Brewers 7, Tigers 4 at Detroit (night game):
After spotting Detroit three runs in the first inning, the Brewers came back to tame the Tigers, 7-4. A two-run homer by Rusty Staub and solo clout by Jason Thompson gave the Tigers their early lead but the Brewers got three runs in the fourth to go ahead to stay. Consecutive singles by Buck Martinez, Paul Molitor and Don Money produced one run and drove starter Milt Wilcox from the game. Dave May greeted reliever Steve Foucault with a two-run double to make the score 6-4.

Rangers 6, Royals 5 at Kansas City (night game):
A leadoff homer by Al Oliver in the eighth inning lifted the Rangers to a 6-5 victory over the Royals, handing K. C. its eighth defeat in the last 10 games. Bobby Bonds triggered the Rangers to a 5-1 lead with a sacrifice fly and two-run homer, but the Royals tied the game with four runs in the seventh, the tying tally coming across on an RBI single by George Brett.

Yankees 2, A's 0 at New York (night game):
Unbeaten Ron Guidry won his 10th straight game, tossing a three-hitter as the Yankees blanked the A's, 2-0. The Yankee runs came on solo homers by Willie Randolph in the third inning and Graig Nettles in the fourth frame. Guidry lowered his ERA to 1.57. Dating back to last season, Guidry had won 18 of his last 19 decisions.

Braves 2, Cardinals 1 at Atlanta (night game):
A home run by Jeff Burroughs leading off the sixth inning lifted the Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Cardinals and gave southpaw Mickey Mahler his first win of the year. The Braves jumped in front in the third frame on singles by Mahler and Jerry Royster, a sacrifice bunt by Bob Beall and sacrifice fly by Gary Matthews. The Cards tied the score in the fourth on a homer by Keith Hernandez.

Cubs 3, Reds 2 at Cincinnati (night game):
In a nationally televised game, Rick Reuschel and Ken Holtzman combined on a four-hitter as the Cubs posted a 3-2 triumph over the Reds. The first Cub run came in the third inning on a double by Ivan DeJesus, a long fly by Greg Gross that moved DeJesus to third, and a sacrifice fly by Larry Biittner. Bobby Murcer led off the fourth with a single and went to third on a hit-and-run play as Bill Bonham took the high chopper and threw batter Manny Trillo out at first. Murcer then scored on a fielder's choice grounder by Steve Ontiveros. In the seventh stanza, DeJesus walked, stole second and scored on a single by Gross. Reuschel was forced to leave the game after six innings because of tightness in his elbow and Holtzman, making his first appearance for the Cubs since coming over from the Yankees, finished up, yielding a homer to George Foster in the seventh and a leadoff triple to Pete Rose in the ninth.

Astros 6, Pirates 5 at Houston (night game):
A six-run explosion in the eighth inning carried the Astros to a 6-5 decision over the Pirates. Trailing, 5-0, the Astros began their comeback on a one-out double by Jesus Alou and two-out RBI single by Jose Cruz. Kent Tekulve replaced John Candelaria on the mound and walked Wilbur Howard. Dave Hamilton then replaced Tekulve and walked pinch-hitter Joe Ferguson to load the bases. Ed Whitson then issued another pass to pinch-hitter Dave Bergman to score Cruz. Enos Cabell beat out an infield hit to score Howard and Cesar Cedeno followed by smacking a 3-2 pitch to left for a three-run single.

Dodgers 6, Phillies 5 at Los Angeles (day game):
A grand-slam homer by Dusty Baker was the big blow as the Dodgers outlasted the Phillies, 6-5. The Phils carried a 2-0 lead into the sixth inning but singles by Davey Lopes, Bill North and Steve Garvey produced one run and the Dodgers loaded the bases when pitcher Jim Lonborg fumbled Ron Cey's sacrifice bunt. Baker then unloaded into the left field pavilion. The final Dodger run came in the eighth on a round-tripper by Rick Monday. Greg Luzinski hit two homers for the Phils and Mike Schmidt another. The Phils missed a chance to tie the score in the ninth when Jim Morrison, attempting to score from third base with one out on Bake McBride's bouncer to first baseman Garvey, slid past the plate and was tagged out.

Padres 3, Mets 2 at San Diego (night game):
The Padres rallied for two runs in the ninth inning to win a 3-2 squeaker from the Mets. A solo homer by John Stearns in the seventh had given the Mets a 2-1 lead. Ozzie Smith opened the Padres' ninth with a single off Pat Zachry. Pinch-hitter Chuck Baker hit into a forceout but Dave Winfield doubled home pinch-runner Derrel Thomas to tie the game and Dale Murray replaced Zachry. The reliever walked Oscar Gamble, and Fernando Gonzalez then delivered a single to lift the Padres to triumph.

Giants 1, Expos 0 at San Francisco (day game):
One-hit pitching by the Giants' Ed Halicki stopped the Expos, 1-0. The lone run of the game came in the sixth inning when Rob Andrews drew a one-out walk and Jack Clark followed with a double into the left field corner. The Expos' lone hit was a clean single to center by Ellis Valentine leading off the second inning. Halicki retired the last 13 batters in order.


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