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Friday April 28,1978This date in baseball
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Pablo Torrealba celebrated a birthday on this date.
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Games on 1978-04-28

Top1978 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALToronto Blue Jays4California Angels5Boxscore - PBP916,5752:55Jesse JeffersonDon AaseDyar Miller (1-0)Jesse Jefferson (1-3)Dave LaRoche (5)Roy HartsfieldDave GarciaAngel Stadium of
ALBaltimore Orioles6Chicago White Sox4Boxscore - PBP925,3952:46Dennis MartinezSteve StoneDennis Martinez (2-1)Pablo Torrealba (1-2)Don Stanhouse (4)Earl WeaverBob LemonComiskey Park
ALMilwaukee Brewers6Kansas City Royals7Boxscore - PBP920,1662:23Lary SorensenSteve BusbyJim Colborn (1-0)Eduardo Rodriguez (0-2)Marty Pattin (2)George BambergerWhitey HerzogKauffman Stadium
ALNew York Yankees3Minnesota Twins1Boxscore - PBP911,6742:14Ed FigueroaPaul ThormodsgardEd Figueroa (3-1)Paul Thormodsgard (1-2)-Billy MartinGene MauchMetropolitan Stad
ALCleveland Indians6Oakland Athletics2Boxscore - PBP95,5132:30Don HoodJohn Henry JohnsonDon Hood (2-0)John Henry Johnson (2-1)-Jeff TorborgBobby WinklesOakland-Alameda C
ALDetroit Tigers5Seattle Mariners4Boxscore - PBP910,2402:53Jim SlatonRick HoneycuttJim Slaton (2-1)Rick Honeycutt (1-3)John Hiller (1)Ralph HoukDarrell JohnsonThe Kingdome
ALBoston Red Sox4Texas Rangers5Boxscore - PBP1129,7313:12Luis TiantJim UmbargerReggie Cleveland (1-2)Bill Campbell (1-2)-Don ZimmerBilly HunterArlington Stadium
NLChicago Cubs4Atlanta Braves3Boxscore - PBP1010,0453:16Ray BurrisJamie EasterlyBruce Sutter (1-2)Dave Campbell (0-1)Donnie Moore (2)Herman FranksBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton Co
NLMontreal Expos6Houston Astros3Boxscore - PBP911,4742:03Ross GrimsleyJoe NiekroRoss Grimsley (4-0)Joe Niekro (1-3)-Dick WilliamsBill VirdonAstrodome
NLCincinnati Reds5New York Mets1Boxscore - PBP915,8422:39Fred NormanJerry KoosmanFred Norman (3-0)Jerry Koosman (1-3)Manny Sarmiento (1)Sparky AndersonJoe TorreShea Stadium
NLSan Diego Padres2Philadelphia Phillies3Boxscore - PBP926,8722:11Bob OwchinkoLarry ChristensonLarry Christenson (2-1)Bob Owchinko (1-2)Ron Reed (1)Roger CraigDanny OzarkVeterans Stadium
NLSan Francisco Giants5Pittsburgh Pirates4Boxscore - PBP97,8812:37John MontefuscoJohn CandelariaJohn Montefusco (1-1)John Candelaria (1-3)Gary Lavelle (2)Joe AltobelliChuck TannerThree Rivers Stad
NLLos Angeles Dodgers7St. Louis Cardinals1Boxscore - PBP923,8232:33Rick RhodenBob ForschRick Rhoden (3-0)Bob Forsch (3-2)-Tom LasordaJack KrolBusch Stadium II
13 Games on this date

Standings as of 1978-04-28.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Detroit Tigers16124.750--8970197-25-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1467472.507
257Boston Red Sox18117.6112.011493213-58-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1458857.607
3612New York Yankees1798.5293.5606004-55-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1469155.623
4714Milwaukee Brewers1899.5004.011591243-86-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1448460.583
5815Cleveland Indians1789.4714.58372115-73-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1426181.430
61121Toronto Blue Jays19712.3686.57395-223-54-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1425290.366
71223Baltimore Orioles17611.3536.567101-342-64-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1448460.583
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Oakland Athletics19145.737--6649176-28-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1435588.385
234Kansas City Royals17125.7061.07461136-36-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1458065.552
345California Angels19136.6841.07254185-28-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1437469.517
4919Texas Rangers17710.4126.06181-201-66-4W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1458065.552
51020Chicago White Sox16610.3756.56874-61-65-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1456580.448
61324Minnesota Twins22715.3188.599103-45-82-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1406674.471
71425Seattle Mariners24717.2929.580117-374-83-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1364987.360
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138Montreal Expos17107.588--757054-46-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium1456679.455
249Chicago Cubs18108.5560.56374-115-55-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1446975.479
3510Philadelphia Phillies1587.5331.07253193-45-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1478265.558
4611Pittsburgh Pirates1798.5291.07481-74-55-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium1447965.549
5817New York Mets20911.4502.55260-85-44-7L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1425785.401
61122St. Louis Cardinals19712.3684.08589-43-64-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1436281.434
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Los Angeles Dodgers18135.722--11268447-26-3W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1448262.569
226Cincinnati Reds19127.6321.510180216-46-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1428062.563
3713San Francisco Giants1899.5004.0636215-44-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1448064.556
4916Houston Astros20911.4505.07793-163-76-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1426577.458
51018San Diego Padres17710.4125.55462-83-64-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1457768.531
61226Atlanta Braves18513.2788.04783-362-73-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1446480.444

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Roric HarrisonP31.220Signed as Free Agent by Twins. 
Tim JohnsonSS-2B28.280Traded by Brewers to Blue Jays for Tim Nordbrook. 
Tim NordbrookSS28.295Traded by Blue Jays to Brewers for Tim Johnson.