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Games on 1978-05-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles2Cleveland Indians1BoxJim PalmerRick WiseDon Stanhouse
Boston Red Sox6Detroit Tigers5BoxBill CampbellSteve Foucault(none)
Minnesota Twins3Kansas City Royals6BoxRich GalePaul ThormodsgardAl Hrabosky
California Angels4Milwaukee Brewers6BoxBill TraversKen BrettBill Castro
Chicago White Sox3Oakland Athletics4BoxRick LangfordLerrin LaGrow(none)
Texas Rangers3Seattle Mariners7BoxShane RawleyFergie JenkinsEnrique Romo
New York Yankees8Toronto Blue Jays10BoxDave LemanczykKen Clay(none)
St. Louis Cardinals2Chicago Cubs10BoxWoodie FrymanPete FalconeDonnie Moore
San Diego Padres6Cincinnati Reds10BoxDave TomlinRollie Fingers(none)
Atlanta Braves0Houston Astros13BoxJ.R. RichardTommy Boggs(none)
San Francisco Giants2Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxTerry ForsterGary Lavelle(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates6Montreal Expos0BoxBert BlylevenWayne Twitchell(none)
Philadelphia Phillies9New York Mets4BoxTug McGrawDale Murray(none)

Standings as of 1978-05-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Detroit Tigers332211.667--1831315213-59-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1296465.496
222Boston Red Sox372413.649--203157468-1016-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1267551.595
346New York Yankees352114.6002.01551312410-1011-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1287949.617
4815Cleveland Indians351718.4866.0146147-17-1210-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1245272.419
5916Milwaukee Brewers361719.4726.5189175146-1211-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1267650.603
61020Baltimore Orioles351520.4298.0145193-488-117-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1267551.595
71121Toronto Blue Jays351421.4009.0146187-414-1210-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1264581.357
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Oakland Athletics372314.622--12311859-814-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1254679.368
258California Angels362115.5831.5165136299-812-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1266660.524
3610Kansas City Royals351916.5433.015314947-1012-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1277354.575
4713Texas Rangers351817.5144.0138144-66-1012-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1276958.543
51223Minnesota Twins381424.3689.5178186-89-145-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1245965.476
61325Seattle Mariners401426.35010.5150192-425-139-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1204278.350
71426Chicago White Sox331122.33310.0129157-283-118-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1286068.469
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Philadelphia Phillies341915.559--169127426-913-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1287157.555
2512Chicago Cubs351817.5141.5140150-1010-108-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1276166.480
3714Montreal Expos361818.5002.014814268-810-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium1265868.460
4817Pittsburgh Pirates361719.4723.0146161-158-129-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium1257154.568
51019New York Mets391722.4364.5140162-229-108-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1234974.398
61224St. Louis Cardinals391425.3597.5149166-175-169-9L9T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1235568.447
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113San Francisco Giants362313.639--1421261611-712-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1266660.524
225Cincinnati Reds382315.6051.01971752211-812-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1236954.561
337Los Angeles Dodgers372215.5951.51991465310-712-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1257352.584
4611Houston Astros351817.5144.514213576-1112-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1275671.441
5918San Diego Padres361620.4447.0125149-246-1310-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1266858.540
61122Atlanta Braves351322.3719.5101159-584-139-9L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1275671.441


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Mike GarmanP28.246Traded by Dodgers to Expos for Gerry Hannahs and Larry Landreth. 
Ed Goodson1B-3B30.116Signed as Free Agent by Indians. 
Gerry HannahsP25.075Traded by Expos with Larry Landreth to Dodgers for Mike Garman. 
Larry LandrethP23.070Traded by Expos with Gerry Hannahs to Dodgers for Mike Garman. 
Bob OjedaP20.154Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox.