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Games on 1978-05-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins1Baltimore Orioles2BoxMike FlanaganGeoff Zahn(none)
Cleveland Indians0California Angels5BoxNolan RyanRick Wise(none)
Kansas City Royals0Milwaukee Brewers9BoxMike CaldwellJim Colborn(none)
Texas Rangers2New York Yankees5BoxRon GuidryJon MatlackRich Gossage
Detroit Tigers1Oakland Athletics5BoxJohn Henry JohnsonJack Billingham(none)
Toronto Blue Jays1Seattle Mariners9BoxRick HoneycuttJesse Jefferson(none)
Houston Astros2Atlanta Braves5BoxTommy BoggsJoe NiekroEddie Solomon
Montreal Expos4Cincinnati Reds3BoxSteve RogersTom Hume(none)
New York Mets4Philadelphia Phillies9BoxJim LonborgNino EspinosaTug McGraw
Los Angeles Dodgers7Pittsburgh Pirates2BoxBurt HootonBert Blyleven(none)
San Diego Padres2St. Louis Cardinals1BoxRandy JonesJohn UrreaRollie Fingers

Standings as of 1978-05-05

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Detroit Tigers21156.714--115853010-45-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1417170.504
256New York Yankees23149.6092.0877895-69-3W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1408654.614
3610Boston Red Sox241410.5832.5145118273-711-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1398554.612
4714Milwaukee Brewers231112.4785.0133110233-108-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1398257.590
5916Cleveland Indians221012.4555.5999097-103-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1375978.431
61018Baltimore Orioles231013.4356.092123-315-75-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1388058.580
71224Toronto Blue Jays24816.3338.587125-384-94-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1375186.372
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics24195.792--9156356-213-3W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1385088.362
234California Angels24159.6254.09180115-210-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1387266.522
347Kansas City Royals23149.6094.5999096-78-2L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1397861.561
4815Texas Rangers211011.4767.57189-182-78-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1417764.546
51123Chicago White Sox20713.35010.08294-122-75-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1416477.454
61325Seattle Mariners29920.31012.599140-414-85-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1314784.359
71426Minnesota Twins27819.29612.5115128-135-113-8L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1356570.481
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Montreal Expos21138.619--9280126-57-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium1416378.447
238Philadelphia Phillies20128.6000.511476384-58-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1427864.549
3511Chicago Cubs231211.5222.081101-206-66-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1396772.482
4713Pittsburgh Pirates231112.4783.098110-124-57-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium1387761.558
5919New York Mets261115.4234.586100-146-75-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1365581.404
61121St. Louis Cardinals251015.4005.01019743-67-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1375978.431
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Los Angeles Dodgers24168.667--136865010-56-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1387959.572
249Cincinnati Reds241410.5832.0135112237-57-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1377859.569
3612San Francisco Giants231211.5223.57881-38-64-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1397762.554
4817San Diego Padres231013.4355.57594-196-94-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1397465.532
51020Houston Astros241014.4176.086111-253-97-5L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1386474.464
61222Atlanta Braves24915.3757.075109-342-77-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1386078.435