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Thursday July 12, 1979
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MLB standings at the end of July 12, 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 89 51 38 0 .5737.0 433380 27-1524-235-5Won 2
New York Yankees 89 49 40 0 .5519.0 391359 26-1723-236-4Won 1
Detroit Tigers 87 43 44 0 .49414.0 421413 22-1921-256-4Won 2
Cleveland Indians 87 42 45 0 .48315.0 393426 25-2017-257-3Won 3
Toronto Blue Jays 90 28 62 0 .31130.5 319464 13-3015-324-6Lost 2


A.L. West
GPWLTPCTGBRFRAHOMEROADLAST 10STRK
California Angels 90 52 38 0 .578 504406 28-1924-197-3Lost 1
Texas Rangers 88 50 38 0 .5681.0 399363 30-1720-216-4Won 1
Minnesota Twins 86 46 40 0 .5354.0 442396 21-2125-194-6Won 1
Kansas City Royals 88 43 45 0 .4898.0 459479 23-2020-251-9Lost 5
Chicago White Sox 88 40 48 0 .45511.0 402411 18-2622-227-3Lost 2
Seattle Mariners 91 39 52 0 .42913.5 414468 24-2715-255-5Lost 1
Oakland A's 91 25 66 0 .27527.5 318518 16-329-342-8Lost 1


N.L. East
GPWLTPCTGBRFRAHOMEROADLAST 10STRK
Montreal Expos 81 48 33 0 .593 353289 29-1019-234-6Lost 3
Chicago Cubs 82 45 37 0 .5493.5 385374 25-1920-187-3Won 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 83 44 38 1 .5374.5 367331 19-1925-196-4Won 4
Philadelphia Phillies 89 47 41 1 .5344.5 389384 26-1721-247-3Won 1
St. Louis Cardinals 84 42 41 1 .5067.0 392371 27-1815-234-6Lost 2
New York Mets 83 34 48 1 .41514.5 328373 18-2016-284-6Won 2


N.L. West
GPWLTPCTGBRFRAHOMEROADLAST 10STRK
Houston Astros 91 53 38 0 .582 328330 30-1423-243-7Lost 6
Cincinnati Reds 90 47 43 0 .5225.5 388371 27-2020-236-4Lost 1
San Francisco Giants 89 44 45 0 .4948.0 426415 23-2021-254-6Won 3
San Diego Padres 92 41 51 0 .44612.5 353389 25-2216-296-4Lost 1
Atlanta Braves 88 38 50 0 .43213.5 401445 23-2415-266-4Won 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 90 36 54 0 .40016.5 392430 22-2214-323-7Lost 2



Today's scores and summaries:

[DH] Tigers 4, White Sox 1 (day game) / Tigers 0, White Sox 0 at Chicago (night game):
The Tigers defeated the White Sox, 4-1, in the first game of a Disco Demolition Night doubleheader, but the second game was called off because of fan disorder. In the game that was played, the Tigers scored a run in the first inning. Lou Whitaker walked and raced to third on a single by Rusty Staub, who stole second. When catcher Mike Colbern's throw sailed into center field, Whitaker came home. In the second, Jerry Morales reached first on an error by third baseman Jim Morrison, stole second and scored on a triple by Tom Brookens. Run-scoring singles by Morales in the third and Lance Parrish in the sixth completed the Tiger scoring. After the game was completed, thousands of fans poured onto the field, preventing the second contest. Later, A. L. President MacPhail ordered the game forfeited to the Tigers.

Rangers 6, Royals 2 at Kansas City (night game):
A pair of two-run homers by John Ellis powered the Rangers to a 6-2 victory over the Royals. Ellis hit his first round-tripper in the first inning following a walk to Buddy Bell and connected again in the third after a single by Bell.

Yankees 14, Mariners 2 at Seattle (night game):
Four hits by Willie Randolph paced the Yankees to a 14-2 rout of the Mariners as Catfish Hunter, with relief help from the returning Rich Gossage, got credit for the victory. The Yanks took a 3-0 lead in the second inning and locked up the game with five runs in the third, including a homer by Randolph with two men on base.

Brewers 5, Blue Jays 3 at Toronto (night game):
A three-run homer by Dick Davis in the third inning triggered the Brewers to a 5-3 decision over the Blue Jays. The Brewers were behind, 2-0, in the third, when Paul Molitor doubled and Sal Bando walked to set the stage for Davis' round-tripper. Sixto Lezcano belted a homer for the deciding run in the sixth and Molitor added an insurance marker with a single in the seventh.

Cubs 10, Reds 8 at Cincinnati (night game):
Rallying from a 7-0 deficit, the Cubs prevailed over the Reds, 10-8. After the Cubs pulled within two runs at 7-5, Ken Henderson was hit by a pitch to open the ninth inning and Jerry Martin followed with a single. A double by Larry Biittner scored Henderson. After Steve Ontiveros was intentionally walked, Reds' reliever Doug Bair hit Barry Foote with a pitch to force home the tying run and was replaced by Manny Sarmiento. One out later, Steve Dillard stroked a two-run single and Bruce Sutter followed with another two-run single. The start of the game was delayed two hours by rain and again for more than an hour after the Cubs scored their five ninth-inning runs.

Pirates 5, Astros 3 at Houston (night game):
Homers by Willie Stargell and Bill Madlock highlighted the Pirates' 5-3 triumph over the Astros, who suffered their sixth straight loss. Stargell hit his round-tripper in the fourth inning. Madlock's blast with a man on base in the seventh lifted the Pirates to a 3-2 lead. The Pirates then chased Joe Niekro and scored their two deciding runs on singles by Tim Foli and Dave Parker in the eighth.

Giants 5, Expos 3 at Montreal (night game):
Completing a three-game sweep, the Giants downed the Expos, 5-3, as Dennis Littlejohn paced the winners' attack with three runs batted in. The Giants scored twice in the fourth inning on a single by Terry Whitfield, double by Roger Metzger and single by Littlejohn. Jack Clark drilled a solo homer in the fifth. In the sixth, Metzger singled, stole second and scored on a single by Littlejohn. Whitfield walked in the eighth inning, went all the way to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a sacrifice fly by Littlejohn.

Mets 12, Dodgers 5 at New York (night game):
Scoring eight unearned runs in the first inning, the Mets enjoyed a 12-5 rout of the Dodgers. The Mets converted four hits, three walks and two errors into their eight tallies. Richie Hebner, John Stearns, Steve Henderson and Dock Ellis each drove home one run and Frank Taveras knocked in two. Ellis got credit for his first N. L. victory since 1975.

Phillies 4, Padres 3 at Philadelphia (night game):
The Phillies edged the Padres, 4-3, as Steve Carlton, with relief help from Tug McGraw, posted his 11th victory of the season. The score was 3-3 when Garry Maddox led off the Phillies' eighth with a single and was forced at second by Manny Trillo. A pinch-double by Greg Gross moved Trillo to third and pinch-hitter Del Unser received an intentional walk to load the bases. Bake McBride then delivered a sacrifice fly that scored Trillo.


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