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Games on 1979-04-13

Top1979 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALNew York Yankees2Chicago White Sox12Boxscore - PBP921,1242:32Luis TiantRich WorthamRich Wortham (2-0)Luis Tiant (0-1)-Bob LemonDon KessingerComiskey Park
ALBaltimore Orioles3Milwaukee Brewers9Boxscore - PBP914,0403:07Steve StoneLary SorensenLary Sorensen (1-1)Steve Stone (0-1)-Earl WeaverGeorge BambergerCounty Stadium
ALCalifornia Angels10Oakland Athletics1Boxscore - PBP92,9852:27Don AaseJohn Henry JohnsonDon Aase (1-0)John Henry Johnson (0-2)-Jim FregosiJim MarshallOakland-Alameda C
ALMinnesota Twins8Seattle Mariners2Boxscore - PBP98,1252:29Geoff ZahnPaul MitchellGeoff Zahn (2-0)Paul Mitchell (0-1)Mike Marshall (3)Gene MauchDarrell JohnsonThe Kingdome
ALDetroit Tigers4Texas Rangers5Boxscore - PBP923,0952:24Dave RozemaDock EllisJim Kern (2-0)Sheldon Burnside (0-1)Sparky Lyle (2)Les MossPat CorralesArlington Stadium
ALKansas City Royals1Toronto Blue Jays4Boxscore - PBP640,0351:26Paul SplittorffJim ClancyJim Clancy (1-1)Paul Splittorff (1-1)-Whitey HerzogRoy HartsfieldExhibition Stadiu
NLAtlanta Braves2Los Angeles Dodgers1Boxscore - PBP942,2842:17Rick MatulaDoug RauRick Matula (1-1)Doug Rau (0-1)Gene Garber (2)Bobby CoxTom LasordaDodger Stadium
NLSt. Louis Cardinals6Pittsburgh Pirates7Boxscore - PBP94,3952:43Pete VuckovichBruce KisonJim Bibby (1-0)Buddy Schultz (0-1)Grant Jackson (1)Ken BoyerChuck TannerThree Rivers Stad
NLCincinnati Reds4San Diego Padres2Boxscore - PBP944,8582:30Bill BonhamBob ShirleyBill Bonham (1-0)Bob Shirley (0-2)Frank Pastore (2)John McNamaraRoger CraigQualcomm Stadium
NLHouston Astros7San Francisco Giants8Boxscore - PBP916,8222:44Joe NiekroEd HalickiEd Halicki (1-0)Joe Niekro (1-1)Gary Lavelle (2)Bill VirdonJoe Altobelli3Com Park at Cand
NLHouston Astros7San Francisco Giants8Boxscore - PBP916,8222:44Joe NiekroEd HalickiEd Halicki (1-0)Joe Niekro (1-1)Gary Lavelle (2)Bill VirdonJoe AltobelliCandlestick Park
11 Games on this date

Standings as of 1979-04-13.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Milwaukee Brewers642.667--3221112-12-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1559164.587
2611Boston Red Sox532.6000.5262332-21-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1558867.568
3813Toronto Blue Jays633.5001.03236-42-31-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium15650106.321
5916New York Yankees734.4291.52534-92-21-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1538667.562
41018Baltimore Orioles734.4291.52737-100-13-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1529953.651
61223Detroit Tigers413.2502.01626-101-20-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1578473.535
71324Cleveland Indians615.1673.01328-150-41-1L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1558075.516
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Texas Rangers5501.000--279181-04-0W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1577879.497
224Minnesota Twins752.7141.0302645-20-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1557778.497
348Kansas City Royals642.6671.54023170-14-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1568175.519
459California Angels853.6251.55140113-22-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1548371.539
5712Seattle Mariners954.5562.0505000-05-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1536291.405
61121Chicago White Sox624.3333.53233-11-21-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1547183.461
71425Oakland Athletics817.1255.52641-151-30-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum15453101.344
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Montreal Expos541.800--201734-10-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1559164.587
246St. Louis Cardinals642.6670.52715120-23-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1568274.526
3510New York Mets532.6001.0261882-01-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1576097.382
4817Pittsburgh Pirates734.4292.03033-30-23-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1559560.613
51020Philadelphia Phillies624.3332.51923-40-42-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1568274.526
61226Chicago Cubs303.0003.01026-160-10-2L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1598079.503
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123San Francisco Giants862.750--4532133-13-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1546589.422
235Houston Astros752.7140.53015150-15-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1558471.542
3614Cincinnati Reds844.5002.04245-33-11-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1538667.562
4715Los Angeles Dodgers945.4442.53337-41-23-3L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1537578.490
5919Atlanta Braves835.3753.02835-72-31-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1526389.414
61122San Diego Padres826.2504.02337-142-50-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1536687.431


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jack KucekP25.309Traded by White Sox to Phillies for Jim Morrison. 
Jackson ToddP27.145Released by Phillies. 
Jackson ToddP27.145Signed as Free Agent by Blue Jays.