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Games on 1979-05-18

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees10Boston Red Sox0BoxJim BeattieMike Torrez(none)
Chicago White Sox3California Angels7BoxFrank TananaRon SchuelerMark Clear
Detroit Tigers5Cleveland Indians3BoxJohn HillerSid Monge(none)
Minnesota Twins10Kansas City Royals6BoxMike MarshallRenie Martin(none)
Milwaukee Brewers8Oakland Athletics0BoxBill TraversMike Norris(none)
Texas Rangers5Seattle Mariners13BoxJohn MontagueSteve Comer(none)
Baltimore Orioles7Toronto Blue Jays6BoxDon StanhouseDave Freisleben(none)
San Francisco Giants4Atlanta Braves6BoxMickey MahlerVida BlueGene Garber
Pittsburgh Pirates9Chicago Cubs5BoxJohn CandelariaKen Holtzman(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers6Cincinnati Reds7BoxPedro BorbonJerry Reuss(none)
San Diego Padres2Houston Astros3BoxJoe NiekroRollie Fingers(none)
Montreal Expos5Philadelphia Phillies3BoxStan BahnsenDick RuthvenElias Sosa

Standings as of 1979-05-18

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Baltimore Orioles372413.649--1951395611-813-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1227844.639
234Boston Red Sox362313.6390.5192146467-616-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1246856.548
3610New York Yankees372116.5683.0173152217-814-8W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1236855.553
4711Milwaukee Brewers382117.5533.51841503411-1310-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1237449.602
51019Detroit Tigers311417.4527.0152156-46-108-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1307159.546
61120Cleveland Indians361422.3899.5133176-435-119-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1256758.536
71426Toronto Blue Jays391029.25615.0144224-806-154-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1234380.350
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Minnesota Twins362412.667--2011713015-49-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1265868.460
246California Angels382315.6052.02151724311-812-7W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1246559.524
358Texas Rangers362115.5833.0172164812-89-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1266264.492
4813Kansas City Royals392118.5384.52192001910-1211-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1236459.520
5915Chicago White Sox361818.5006.0180176413-105-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1245569.444
61224Oakland Athletics381226.31613.0123209-865-127-14L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1244282.339
71325Seattle Mariners391227.30813.5163211-482-1210-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1235568.447
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Philadelphia Phillies362412.667--1841315314-810-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1266066.476
225Montreal Expos342113.6182.01471361110-1211-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1267452.587
349St. Louis Cardinals352015.5713.5142121217-812-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1276661.520
4716Chicago Cubs331617.4856.5156178-225-811-9L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1296465.496
5918Pittsburgh Pirates331518.4557.5159161-26-89-10W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1298346.643
61223New York Mets331122.33311.5119148-296-155-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1295277.403
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Cincinnati Reds372215.595--1921672510-612-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1246856.548
2512Houston Astros392118.5382.016115659-1012-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1236855.553
3614San Francisco Giants381919.5003.5170174-48-1011-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1245272.419
4817Los Angeles Dodgers401921.4754.517116836-1213-9L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1226062.492
51021San Diego Padres391524.3858.0162194-327-148-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1225369.434
61122Atlanta Braves351322.3718.0158187-295-128-10W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1255372.424