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Wednesday July 11, 1979
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MLB standings at the end of July 11, 1979

A.L. East
GPWLTPCTGBRFRAHOMEROADLAST 10STRK
Baltimore Orioles 87 57 30 0 .655 413339 31-926-214-6Won 1
Boston Red Sox 85 53 32 0 .6243.0 460346 32-1021-226-4Won 1
Milwaukee Brewers 88 50 38 0 .5687.5 428377 27-1523-235-5Won 1
New York Yankees 88 48 40 0 .5459.5 377357 26-1722-236-4Lost 2
Cleveland Indians 87 42 45 0 .48315.0 393426 25-2017-257-3Won 3
Detroit Tigers 85 41 44 0 .48215.0 416412 22-1919-255-5Lost 1
Toronto Blue Jays 89 28 61 0 .31530.0 316459 13-2915-324-6Lost 1


A.L. West
GPWLTPCTGBRFRAHOMEROADLAST 10STRK
California Angels 90 52 38 0 .578 504406 28-1924-197-3Lost 1
Texas Rangers 87 49 38 0 .5631.5 393361 30-1719-215-5Lost 3
Minnesota Twins 86 46 40 0 .5354.0 442396 21-2125-194-6Won 1
Kansas City Royals 87 43 44 0 .4947.5 457473 23-1920-251-9Lost 4
Chicago White Sox 86 40 46 0 .46510.0 401406 18-2422-227-3Won 4
Seattle Mariners 90 39 51 0 .43313.0 412454 24-2615-255-5Won 2
Oakland A's 91 25 66 0 .27527.5 318518 16-329-342-8Lost 1


N.L. East
GPWLTPCTGBRFRAHOMEROADLAST 10STRK
Montreal Expos 80 48 32 0 .600 350284 29-919-235-5Lost 2
Chicago Cubs 81 44 37 0 .5434.5 375366 25-1919-187-3Lost 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 82 43 38 1 .5315.5 362328 19-1924-196-4Won 3
Philadelphia Phillies 88 46 41 1 .5295.5 385381 25-1721-247-3Lost 1
St. Louis Cardinals 84 42 41 1 .5067.5 392371 27-1815-234-6Lost 2
New York Mets 82 33 48 1 .40715.5 316368 17-2016-283-7Won 1


N.L. West
GPWLTPCTGBRFRAHOMEROADLAST 10STRK
Houston Astros 90 53 37 0 .589 325325 30-1323-244-6Lost 5
Cincinnati Reds 89 47 42 0 .5285.5 380361 27-1920-236-4Won 2
San Francisco Giants 88 43 45 0 .4899.0 421412 23-2020-254-6Won 2
San Diego Padres 91 41 50 0 .45112.5 350385 25-2216-286-4Won 1
Atlanta Braves 88 38 50 0 .43214.0 401445 23-2415-266-4Won 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 89 36 53 0 .40416.5 387418 22-2214-313-7Lost 1



Today's scores and summaries:

Red Sox 9, Angels 3 at California (night game):
Pounding out 17 hits, the Red Sox bombed the Angels, 9-3, as Fred Lynn led the assault with four hits. Lynn doubled in the first run in the first inning, singled in another in the third and scored himself on a double by Jim Rice. Doubles by Jim Dwyer and Gary Allenson and a triple by Rick Burleson made it 5-2 after four innings. Lynn doubled and scored on a homer by Butch Hobson in the fifth. Dennis Eckersley yielded 11 hits but went the route for the seventh time this season.

White Sox 5, Rangers 3 at Chicago (night game):
The White Sox finished their three-game series sweep of the Rangers, posting a 5-3 victory, as rookie Steve Trout went the distance for the second time in four starts. The score was 3-3 in the seventh when, with one out, consecutive singles by Alan Bannister, Junior Moore and Chet Lemon put the White Sox ahead, 4-3. Lamar Johnson then followed with another single to plate an insurance run.

Indians 9, Royals 8 at Cleveland (night game):
Completing the three-game series sweep, the Indians built an 8-0 early lead and then hung on to edge the slumping Royals, 9-8. Six of the Indians' first seven runs, all off Paul Splittorff, were unearned. After Bobby Bonds crashed a three-run homer off reliever Marty Pattin in the sixth inning to make it 8-0, the Royals came back with six runs, all after a two-out error by Tom Veryzer in the seventh, two scoring on a double by George Brett and two on a homer by Amos Otis. Cliff Johnson then homered in the Indians' half for what proved to be the deciding run.

Twins 3, Tigers 0 at Detroit (night game):
Combining on a six-hitter, Darrell Jackson and Pete Redfern hurled the Twins to a 3-0 whitewashing of the Tigers. The Twins scored twice in the third inning. Dave Edwards doubled and stole third. Following a walk to John Castino, a sacrifice fly by Rob Wilfong scored Edwards. Castino scored when Tiger third baseman Tom Brookens threw a grounder by Roy Smalley over first baseman Jason Thompson's head. The Twins picked up their final tally in the sixth on a triple by Glenn Adams and single by Butch Wynegar.

Orioles 3, A's 1 at Oakland (day game):
Homers by Eddie Murray and Gary Roenicke highlighted the Orioles' 3-1 victory over the A's as Dennis Martinez pitched his 11th complete game of the season. a double by Murray and single by Doug DeCinces gave the Birds their first run in the fourth inning. Murray drilled his homer in the sixth and Roenicke connected for the circuit in the seventh.

Mariners 16, Yankees 1 at Seattle (night game):
The Mariners enjoyed a 16-1 romp over the Yankees as Floyd Bannister pitched a three-hitter. The Mariners knocked out Tommy John and scored nine runs in the first inning, the key blows being a two-run triple by Mario Mendoza and two-run homer by Ruppert Jones. Bruce Bochte clouted a two-run round-tripper in the third and the Mariners completed the rout with five runs in the seventh highlighted by a two-run homer by Leon Roberts and two-run single by Tom Paciorek. The victory was the fifth straight for the Mariners over the Yankees in Seattle this year and 13th in 16 games over three seasons.

Brewers 2, Blue Jays 1 at Toronto (night game):
Jim Slaton pitched a five-hitter as the Brewers elbowed past the Blue Jays in 10 innings, 2-1. The winning run came across when Sixto Lezcano slapped a one-out single, moved to second on an infield out and scored on a triple by Robin Yount.

Braves 6, Cubs 5 at Atlanta (night game):
A four-run outburst in the fifth inning carried the Braves to a 6-5 triumph over the Cubs, who were stopped on their five-game winning streak. With the score 2-2, Tony Brizzolara led off the Braves' fifth with a walk and advanced to second on a sacrifice. After Gary Matthews reached first on a fielder's choice, with Brizzolara safe at third, Rowland Office delivered a two-run double. Bob Horner then belted a homer to climax the rally.

Reds 6, Cardinals 1 at Cincinnati (night game):
Scattering eight hits, Mike LaCoss pitched the Reds to a 6-1 decision over the Cardinals. The Reds scored two runs in the third inning on a bases-loaded walk to Junior Kennedy and a sacrifice fly by Joe Morgan, and picked up another in the fifth on a wild pitch. Dave Collins hit a two-run double and Kennedy stroked a run-scoring single in the eighth.

Pirates 5, Astros 1 at Houston (night game):
Back-to-back homers by Dave Parker and Willie Stargell ignited a four-run rally in the seventh inning that powered the Pirates to a 5-1 victory over the Astros. The Bucs trailed, 1-0, when Parker led off the seventh with a round-tripper and Stargell followed suit. John Milner then blasted a triple and scored on a single by Bill Madlock, who reached third when Cesar Cedeno misplayed a single by Ed Ott and scored on an infield grounder by Rennie Stennett.

Giants 1, Expos 0 at Montreal (night game):
A leadoff homer by Mike Ivie in the seventh inning lifted the Giants to a 1-0 victory over the Expos behind the four-hit pitching of John Curtis. Dan Schatzeder, who was the loser, gave up only two singles before being beaten by Ivie's smash.

Mets 4, Dodgers 3 at New York (day game):
Pushing across a run in 10th inning, the Mets downed the Dodgers, 4-3. Elliott Maddox began the winning rally with a one-out single and moved to third on a single by Lee Mazzilli, who took second on the throw to third. Richie Hebner received an intentional walk to load the bases and Joel Youngblood bounced into a forceout at home. John Stearns then singled to left to score Mazzilli with the winning run.

Padres 7, Phillies 3 at Philadelphia (night game):
Consecutive first-inning homers by Jerry Turner, Dave Winfield and Gene Tenace triggered the Padres to a 7-3 thumping of the Phillies. Turner clouted his round-tripper after a single by Ozzie Smith and then Winfield and Tenace followed with circuit blows. The Padres added three runs in the third on a walk, a triple by Tenace, a two-base error by Phil second baseman Manny Trillo on a grounder by Jay Johnstone, and a single by Kurt Bevacqua.


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