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Games on 1979-05-02

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees0California Angels1BoxNolan RyanRon Guidry(none)
Milwaukee Brewers6Cleveland Indians1BoxMoose HaasWayne Garland(none)
Texas Rangers3Kansas City Royals2BoxSteve ComerDennis LeonardSparky Lyle
Boston Red Sox2Oakland Athletics1BoxMike TorrezMatt Keough(none)
Baltimore Orioles9Seattle Mariners3BoxMike FlanaganPaul Mitchell(none)
Minnesota Twins7Toronto Blue Jays5BoxDave GoltzPhil HuffmanMike Marshall
Chicago Cubs1Cincinnati Reds4BoxMike LaCossRick ReuschelDoug Bair
Atlanta Braves2Pittsburgh Pirates10BoxJohn CandelariaMickey Mahler(none)
Houston Astros2St. Louis Cardinals5BoxJohn DennyKen Forsch(none)

Standings as of 1979-05-02

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
126Baltimore Orioles25169.640--131100319-67-3W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1348648.642
247Boston Red Sox22148.6360.510979307-67-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1387761.558
369Milwaukee Brewers241410.5831.512196258-96-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1378156.591
4813New York Yankees231112.4784.08889-16-85-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1377859.569
5915Detroit Tigers1789.4714.0858143-55-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1447767.535
61325Cleveland Indians22715.3187.575122-472-85-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1397465.532
71426Toronto Blue Jays24717.2928.5101145-444-73-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1384692.333
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Minnesota Twins22157.682--108961213-42-3W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1406773.479
235California Angels25169.6400.5147103448-28-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1377265.526
358Texas Rangers21138.6191.59480146-67-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1417071.496
4712Kansas City Royals231211.5223.5136123131-711-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1397366.525
51016Chicago White Sox21912.4295.510810536-63-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1396475.460
61122Oakland Athletics24915.3757.082132-502-57-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1384593.326
71224Seattle Mariners25817.3208.5106140-340-58-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1375978.431
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Montreal Expos20155.750--10178234-411-1W7T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1408060.571
223Philadelphia Phillies21147.6671.58365184-410-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1417071.496
3410St. Louis Cardinals221210.5454.09884145-76-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1407466.529
4614Chicago Cubs19910.4745.56374-113-66-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1437172.497
5717New York Mets19811.4216.57581-63-45-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1435588.385
61120Pittsburgh Pirates20812.4007.097100-32-56-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1429052.634
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Houston Astros23158.652--10582237-78-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1397465.532
2511Cincinnati Reds231211.5223.099105-66-46-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1387860.565
4918San Francisco Giants241014.4175.5108123-155-95-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1386177.442
3819San Diego Padres241014.4175.5109118-96-114-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1375879.423
51021Los Angeles Dodgers251015.4006.0100114-145-95-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1376968.504
61223Atlanta Braves22814.3646.594108-144-74-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1385880.420