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Top1971 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALCalifornia Angels3Boston Red Sox4Boxscore - PBP925,5072:13Clyde WrightJim LonborgJim Lonborg (7-5)Clyde Wright (11-13)Bobby Bolin (6)Lefty PhillipsEddie KaskoFenway Park
ALDetroit Tigers2Chicago White Sox4Boxscore - PBP914,0592:28Joe ColemanWilbur WoodWilbur Wood (16-9)Joe Coleman (13-7)-Billy MartinChuck TannerComiskey Park
ALBaltimore Orioles6Milwaukee Brewers4Boxscore - PBP911,6282:38Mike CuellarJim SlatonMike Cuellar (15-6)Jim Slaton (8-5)-Earl WeaverDave BristolCounty Stadium
ALCleveland Indians2Minnesota Twins4Boxscore - PBP98,9712:27Steve DunningSteve LuebberSteve Luebber (2-3)Steve Dunning (8-10)Jim Strickland (1)Johnny LiponBill RigneyMetropolitan Stad
ALKansas City Royals1New York Yankees3Boxscore - PBP911,8291:56Dick DragoMel StottlemyreMel Stottlemyre (12-11)Dick Drago (15-7)-Bob LemonRalph HoukYankee Stadium I
ALOakland Athletics3Washington Senators II10Boxscore - PBP98,1462:28Chuck DobsonPete BrobergPete Broberg (5-3)Chuck Dobson (12-3)-Dick WilliamsTed WilliamsRFK Memorial Stad
NLChicago Cubs7Atlanta Braves2Boxscore - PBP913,4322:24Milt PappasPhil NiekroMilt Pappas (15-10)Phil Niekro (12-10)-Leo DurocherLum HarrisAtlanta-Fulton Co
NLSt. Louis Cardinals0Cincinnati Reds5Boxscore - PBP928,2282:00Bob GibsonDon GullettDon Gullett (14-4)Bob Gibson (11-11)-Red SchoendienstSparky AndersonCinergy Field
NLNew York Mets3Los Angeles Dodgers2Boxscore - PBP1027,2032:26Ray SadeckiDon SuttonDanny Frisella (6-3)Jim Brewer (5-4)-Gil HodgesWalter AlstonDodger Stadium
NLHouston Astros2Pittsburgh Pirates3Boxscore - PBP929,6702:50Don WilsonSteve BlassBob Miller (8-5)Denny Lemaster (0-2)-Harry WalkerDanny MurtaughThree Rivers Stad
NLPhiladelphia Phillies0San Francisco Giants7Boxscore - PBP910,6632:10Rick WiseJohn CumberlandJohn Cumberland (7-2)Rick Wise (12-10)-Frank LucchesiCharlie Fox3Com Park at Cand
NLPhiladelphia Phillies0San Francisco Giants7Boxscore - PBP910,6632:10Rick WiseJohn CumberlandJohn Cumberland (7-2)Rick Wise (12-10)-Frank LucchesiCharlie FoxCandlestick Park
NLMontreal Expos4San Diego Padres3Boxscore - PBP94,8482:25Carl MortonFred NormanGene MauchPreston GomezQualcomm Stadium
13 Games on this date

Standings as of 1971-08-18.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Baltimore Orioles1187444.627--54641013637-2737-17W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium402713.675
237Boston Red Sox1236657.53710.5530524628-2838-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park391920.487
349Detroit Tigers1236558.52811.55395182129-3936-19L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium392613.667
4611New York Yankees1246361.50814.05094862328-3235-29W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I381919.500
51121Washington Senators II1215170.42124.5407486-7921-3430-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ShortRFK Memorial Stadium381226.316
61222Cleveland Indians1245074.40327.0405524-11927-3723-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium381028.263
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics1227844.639--53943710247-2031-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum392316.590
2510Kansas City Royals1216358.52114.54584114732-3331-25L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium402218.550
3715Chicago White Sox1236063.48818.5463466-329-2931-34W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park391920.487
4817California Angels1255768.45622.5407458-5133-3424-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WalshAnaheim Stadium371918.514
5918Minnesota Twins1215566.45522.5498530-3224-3331-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium391920.487
61020Milwaukee Brewers1215170.42126.5399450-5122-3029-40L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium401822.450
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Pittsburgh Pirates1247351.589--60446214232-2641-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium382414.632
235St. Louis Cardinals1266957.5485.0562556633-2835-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II362115.583
346Chicago Cubs1216655.5455.54894602932-3434-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field411724.415
4814New York Mets1216061.49611.54494222730-3430-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium412318.561
51019Philadelphia Phillies1235370.43119.5426520-9427-3926-31L4T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnVeterans Stadium391425.359
61123Montreal Expos1204872.40023.0427540-11327-3821-34W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park412318.561
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113San Francisco Giants1257451.592--5565065029-2845-23W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park371621.432
258Los Angeles Dodgers1246658.5327.55074466133-2533-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium382315.605
3612Houston Astros1196059.50411.04484252327-3133-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome431924.442
4713Atlanta Braves1216160.50411.0482507-2528-3333-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium412120.512
5916Cincinnati Reds1246064.48413.5443440324-3836-26W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium381919.500
61224San Diego Padres1204476.36727.5364473-10916-4228-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium411724.415