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Los Angeles-Baltimore Trade: Otis for Wilson
Monday, June 12th, 1978
Los Angeles and Baltimore have made a swap. Players involved in the transaction are the Dodgers 31-year-old RF Amos Otis and the Orioles 22-year-old minor league RF Willie Wilson.


So far this year Otis is batting .293 with 5 home runs.

Over his career Wilson is batting .240 with 15 doubles, 4 triples, 2 home runs, 36 RBIs and scored 44 runs in 109 games.
St. Louis Cardinals Ship Cowens to Chicago
Monday, June 12th, 1978
Several Cardinals and White Sox players soon will have to start shopping for a new home. It was announced today that the two teams came to agreement on a trade. St. Louis will get 23-year-old CF Dave Koza and Chicago will pick up 26-year-old 3B Al Cowens in return. "I'm not surprised by the news," one of the players told reporters, "It's part of the business and I understand that. I am looking forward to playing for the Cardinals."


This year Cowens is hitting .298 with 42 hits, 3 home runs, 17 RBIs and has scored 21 runs.

This season Koza is batting .254 with 2 home runs. His totals include 11 RBIs and 3 runs scored.
Toronto Trades Stearns for New York's Cerone
Monday, June 12th, 1978
In an effort to add some depth to its roster, the Toronto Blue Jays have swapped 26-year-old C John Stearns and $29,279 in cash to the New York Mets for 24-year-old minor league C Rick Cerone. The Blue Jays GM told reporters, "We saw a chance to upgrade our ball club and took it."


Thus far this year Stearns is hitting .264 with 3 home runs, 24 RBIs and 21 runs scored.
LEAGUE LEADERS AVG
Lyman Bostock - ML4
.379
2 Lee Lacy BOS .377
3 Sixto Lezcano MIN .366
4 Rickey Henderson BOS .357
5 Garry Maddox PIT .353
LEAGUE LEADERS HR
Chet Lemon - MIN
19
2 Sixto Lezcano MIN 18
2 Jim Rice MON 18
4 Dave Revering CWS 16
5 2 tied with   15
LEAGUE LEADERS RBI
Sixto Lezcano - MIN
66
2 Gary Ward CWS 58
3 Randy Bass BOS 54
4 Greg Luzinski MIN 50
4 Lance Parrish PIT 50
LEAGUE LEADERS W
Chuck Dobson - OAK
9
2 Al Downing ATL 8
2 Jim Merritt MIN 8
2 Don Sutton HOU 8
5 12 tied with   7
LEAGUE LEADERS ERA
Steve Carlton - PIT
1.62
2 Dennis Eckersley MON 1.83
3 Milt Pappas BAL 2.34
4 Bill Singer SF 2.39
5 Don Sutton HOU 2.65
LEAGUE LEADERS K
John D'Acquisto - STL
88
2 Danny Darwin OAK 80
3 LaMarr Hoyt MIN 78
4 Jimmy Freeman NYM 76
5 Dennis Eckersley MON 70
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AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS
East Division W L PCT GB
Boston Red Sox 36 24 .600 -
Baltimore Orioles 36 25 .590 .5
Detroit Tigers 32 27 .542 3.5
Milwaukee Brewers 29 28 .509 5.5
Cleveland Indians 26 34 .433 10.0
Toronto Blue Jays 26 35 .426 10.5
New York Yankees 23 36 .390 12.5
West Division W L PCT GB
Minnesota Twins 45 18 .714 -
Oakland Athletics 39 21 .650 4.5
California Angels 31 28 .525 12.0
Chicago White Sox 31 28 .525 12.0
Kansas City Royals 22 34 .393 19.5
Texas Rangers 22 36 .379 20.5
Seattle Mariners 19 43 .306 25.5
NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS
East Division W L PCT GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 42 17 .712 -
Montreal Expos 40 20 .667 2.5
New York Mets 26 36 .419 17.5
Chicago Cubs 23 34 .404 18.0
St. Louis Cardinals 24 39 .381 20.0
Philadelphia Phillies 20 36 .357 20.5
West Division W L PCT GB
San Francisco Giants 34 24 .586 -
Atlanta Braves 33 26 .559 1.5
Houston Astros 32 29 .525 3.5
Cincinnati Reds 30 29 .508 4.5
San Diego Padres 28 30 .483 6.0
Los Angeles Dodgers 23 35 .397 11.0
YESTERDAY'S GAMES - American League
Away Team Home Team Result Time Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher
Minnesota Cleveland 6-1 1:05 PM EST J.French (2-0, 1.86 ERA) P.Roman (1-3, 4.70 ERA)
Kansas City Detroit 1-2 2:05 PM EST R.Lamb (4-2, 4.36 ERA) A.Devine (1-5, 8.02 ERA)
Toronto Milwaukee 7-4 12:05 PM EST A.Messersmith (4-6, 4.75 ERA) N.Espinosa (4-8, 6.51 ERA)
Toronto Milwaukee 3-4 3:05 PM EST W.Jones (7-0, 1.89 ERA) D.Freisleben (3-5, 4.47 ERA)
New York California 5-8 5:05 PM EST L.Christenson (4-5, 4.63 ERA) M.Stottlemyre (1-1, 7.11 ERA)
Baltimore Oakland 6-2 2:05 PM EST D.Lamp (5-1, 2.69 ERA) K.Sanders (1-1, 7.91 ERA)
Boston Seattle 5-3 2:05 PM EST T.Sisk (2-1, 2.51 ERA) M.Norris (2-9, 6.04 ERA)
Chicago Texas 8-6 8:05 PM EST R.Jones (5-4, 3.86 ERA) R.Hudson (4-4, 4.86 ERA)
YESTERDAY'S GAMES - National League
Away Team Home Team Result Time Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher
San Diego Chicago 2-4 1:05 PM EST S.Luebber (5-2, 1.85 ERA) D.Frost (2-4, 6.39 ERA)
Los Angeles Montreal 1-2 1:05 PM EST F.Bork (4-5, 3.83 ERA) B.Moore (4-5, 3.47 ERA)
San Francisco New York 1-0 1:05 PM EST F.Talbot (4-4, 5.63 ERA) T.Seaver (3-7, 4.32 ERA)
Atlanta Philadelphia 5-4 1:05 PM EST A.Downing (8-1, 3.96 ERA) M.DeMerritt (4-2, 4.37 ERA)
Cincinnati Pittsburgh 2-8 1:05 PM EST T.Bradley (5-3, 3.28 ERA) R.Erickson (1-4, 4.58 ERA)
Houston St. Louis 6-7 2:05 PM EST A.Santorini (2-3, 6.34 ERA) D.Leisman (3-3, 3.29 ERA)
TODAY'S GAMES - American League
Away Team Home Team Time Starting Pitcher Away Team Starting Pitcher Home Team
Seattle (19-43, Road: 7-18) Baltimore (36-25, Home: 17-11) 7:05 PM EST RHP B.Zepp (4-8, 6.52 ERA) RHP J.Colborn (3-0, 4.82 ERA)
California (31-28, Road: 15-11) Boston (36-24, Home: 18-9) 7:05 PM EST LHP G.Zahn (6-4, 3.83 ERA) RHP D.Hatchell (5-3, 5.47 ERA)
Milwaukee (29-28, Road: 12-14) Detroit (32-27, Home: 20-9) 7:05 PM EST RHP S.Busby (7-4, 3.57 ERA) RHP M.Littell (0-1, 3.79 ERA)
Oakland (39-21, Road: 14-11) New York (23-36, Home: 8-17) 7:05 PM EST RHP P.Mitchell (3-4, 4.40 ERA) RHP M.Krukow (4-5, 3.42 ERA)
Minnesota (45-18, Road: 25-11) Toronto (26-35, Home: 14-17) 7:05 PM EST RHP L.Hoyt (7-2, 3.23 ERA) RHP C.Burr (3-2, 4.50 ERA)
Cleveland (26-34, Road: 15-15) Chicago (31-28, Home: 15-12) 7:05 PM EST RHP D.McLain (6-2, 4.22 ERA) RHP B.Bonham (3-3, 4.66 ERA)
Texas (22-36, Road: 10-16) Kansas City (22-34, Home: 8-17) 7:05 PM EST RHP F.Holdsworth (6-5, 4.38 ERA) LHP D.Rau (4-6, 4.78 ERA)
TODAY'S GAMES - National League
Away Team Home Team Time Starting Pitcher Away Team Starting Pitcher Home Team
St. Louis (24-39, Road: 12-19) Atlanta (33-26, Home: 18-9) 7:05 PM EST RHP P.Darcy (0-6, 6.47 ERA) LHP K.Holtzman (1-6, 4.01 ERA)
Chicago (23-34, Road: 9-17) Cincinnati (30-29, Home: 15-12) 7:05 PM EST LHP T.Underwood (2-4, 5.20 ERA) LHP K.Brett (7-3, 2.93 ERA)
Pittsburgh (42-17, Road: 20-8) Houston (32-29, Home: 14-15) 8:05 PM EST RHP T.Bradley (5-3, 3.28 ERA) RHP L.Dierker (7-3, 4.68 ERA)
Philadelphia (20-36, Road: 6-17) Los Angeles (23-35, Home: 13-12) 2:05 PM EST LHP C.Compton (3-7, 4.32 ERA) RHP P.Reuschel (0-1, 5.11 ERA)
New York (26-36, Road: 7-19) San Diego (28-30, Home: 13-11) 7:05 PM EST LHP J.Matlack (2-5, 3.80 ERA) RHP W.Wade (3-5, 4.02 ERA)
Montreal (40-20, Road: 15-9) San Francisco (34-24, Home: 13-11) 1:05 PM EST RHP D.Eckersley (7-2, 1.83 ERA) RHP J.Sparma (2-2, 3.33 ERA)
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