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Games on 1978-07-21

Top1978 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALNew York Yankees7Chicago White Sox4Boxscore - PBP930,3482:48Jim BeattieFrancisco BarriosSparky Lyle (7-1)Rich Hinton (1-4)Rich Gossage (13)Billy MartinLarry DobyComiskey Park
ALSeattle Mariners0Cleveland Indians11Boxscore - PBP913,9082:32Mike ParrottMike PaxtonMike Paxton (7-6)Mike Parrott (1-2)-Darrell JohnsonJeff TorborgCleveland Stadium
ALCalifornia Angels4Detroit Tigers2Boxscore - PBP1103:29Frank TananaMilt WilcoxDave LaRoche (7-4)Kip Young (0-1)-Jim FregosiRalph HoukTiger Stadium
ALCalifornia Angels0Detroit Tigers5Boxscore - PBP933,6992:15Dave FrostJack BillinghamJack Billingham (9-5)Dave Frost (2-3)-Jim FregosiRalph HoukTiger Stadium
ALBoston Red Sox0Kansas City Royals9Boxscore - PBP939,8412:18Dennis EckersleyPaul SplittorffPaul Splittorff (11-8)Dennis Eckersley (11-3)-Don ZimmerWhitey HerzogKauffman Stadium
ALBaltimore Orioles5Minnesota Twins4Boxscore - PBP1014,7022:52Mike FlanaganRoger EricksonDon Stanhouse (4-5)Mike Marshall (4-8)-Earl WeaverGene MauchMetropolitan Stad
ALMilwaukee Brewers4Texas Rangers3Boxscore - PBP928,4192:35Bill TraversDoc MedichBill Travers (7-4)Doc Medich (4-5)Bob McClure (6)George BambergerBilly HunterArlington Stadium
ALOakland Athletics7Toronto Blue Jays2Boxscore - PBP901:57Steve RenkoBalor MooreSteve Renko (4-4)Balor Moore (4-2)-Jack McKeonRoy HartsfieldExhibition Stadiu
ALOakland Athletics4Toronto Blue Jays5Boxscore - PBP921,0502:33Pete BrobergTom UnderwoodTom Murphy (4-7)Bob Lacey (6-5)Victor Cruz (5)Jack McKeonRoy HartsfieldExhibition Stadiu
NLSt. Louis Cardinals5Los Angeles Dodgers7Boxscore - PBP951,9112:16Silvio MartinezBurt HootonBurt Hooton (10-7)Silvio Martinez (4-4)Terry Forster (12)Ken BoyerTom LasordaDodger Stadium
NLCincinnati Reds10Montreal Expos3Boxscore - PBP925,8252:46Mike LaCossRoss GrimsleyMike LaCoss (1-0)Ross Grimsley (12-7)-Sparky AndersonDick WilliamsOlympic Stadium
NLAtlanta Braves3New York Mets12Boxscore - PBP910,6362:48Preston HannaNino EspinosaNino Espinosa (8-8)Preston Hanna (7-7)-Bobby CoxJoe TorreShea Stadium
NLHouston Astros1Philadelphia Phillies6Boxscore - PBP902:35Joe NiekroDick RuthvenDick Ruthven (7-8)Joe Niekro (6-8)-Bill VirdonDanny OzarkVeterans Stadium
NLHouston Astros2Philadelphia Phillies8Boxscore - PBP935,3892:07Rick WilliamsLarry ChristensonLarry Christenson (7-8)Rick Williams (1-2)-Bill VirdonDanny OzarkVeterans Stadium
NLChicago Cubs5San Diego Padres4Boxscore - PBP922,9823:03Rick ReuschelGaylord PerryRick Reuschel (9-7)Bob Shirley (5-11)Bruce Sutter (17)Herman FranksRoger CraigQualcomm Stadium
NLPittsburgh Pirates3San Francisco Giants0Boxscore - PBP923,8822:34Jim BibbyBob KnepperJim Bibby (6-4)Bob Knepper (11-6)-Chuck TannerJoe Altobelli3Com Park at Cand
NLPittsburgh Pirates3San Francisco Giants0Boxscore - PBP923,8822:34Jim BibbyBob KnepperJim Bibby (6-4)Bob Knepper (11-6)-Chuck TannerJoe AltobelliCandlestick Park
17 Games on this date

Standings as of 1978-07-21.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox926230.674--49436812624-2238-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park713734.521
223Milwaukee Brewers925537.5987.04763789820-2035-17W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium703832.543
348Baltimore Orioles945242.55311.0374425-5125-2527-17W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium673829.567
459New York Yankees925042.54312.04013653624-2726-15W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I715021.704
5814Detroit Tigers934746.50515.53983811726-2821-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium693930.565
61018Cleveland Indians934449.47318.5389394-518-3026-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium662541.379
71325Toronto Blue Jays943460.36229.0370466-9614-3620-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium672542.373
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Kansas City Royals925141.554--4303785220-2631-15W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium704129.586
2610California Angels955144.5371.5395395020-2431-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium673631.537
3713Oakland Athletics964947.5104.0334350-1619-2430-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum662046.303
4915Texas Rangers934647.4955.53723601217-2829-19L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium694128.594
51120Minnesota Twins903951.43311.0399398123-2916-22L9T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium723438.472
61223Chicago White Sox923953.42412.0375417-4216-2623-27L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park693237.464
71426Seattle Mariners963363.34420.0383515-13213-2820-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome642341.359
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146Philadelphia Phillies905139.567--3913395217-2734-12W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium723933.542
2511Pittsburgh Pirates914744.5164.5366376-1019-2328-21W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium704129.586
3612Chicago Cubs934845.5164.5389409-2022-2526-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field693138.449
4716Montreal Expos974750.4857.54003584220-2627-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium652936.446
51122New York Mets984256.42913.0377416-3919-2723-29W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium642440.375
61224St. Louis Cardinals973859.39216.5335400-6517-3021-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II653134.477
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Francisco Giants975839.598--4223576528-2530-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park653134.477
224Cincinnati Reds955540.5792.04293824724-2131-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium663729.561
335Los Angeles Dodgers965541.5732.54573698828-2627-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium664026.606
4817San Diego Padres974651.47412.0355387-3221-3325-18L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium653827.585
5919Atlanta Braves944252.44714.5351436-8515-3127-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium682741.397
61021Houston Astros954154.43216.0355398-4314-3227-22L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome673334.493


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Wayne Garrett3B-2B30.231Purchased by Cardinals from Expos. 
Al PedriqueSS17.344Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Mets.