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Games on 1981-05-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins2Baltimore Orioles3BoxMike FlanaganRoger EricksonTippy Martinez
New York Yankees2California Angels6BoxJesse JeffersonTom UnderwoodDon Aase
Boston Red Sox1Kansas City Royals2BoxLarry GuraFrank Tanana(none)
Detroit Tigers2Oakland Athletics6BoxMike NorrisDave Rozema(none)
Milwaukee Brewers4Seattle Mariners1BoxPete VuckovichJerry GleatonRollie Fingers
Chicago White Sox1Texas Rangers6BoxDanny DarwinRoss Baumgarten(none)
Houston Astros4Chicago Cubs3BoxDave SmithLee Smith(none)
San Diego Padres3Montreal Expos4BoxWoodie FrymanSteve Mura(none)
San Francisco Giants9New York Mets7BoxTom GriffinRandy JonesGreg Minton
Los Angeles Dodgers7Philadelphia Phillies8BoxSparky LyleBobby Castillo(none)
Atlanta Braves1St. Louis Cardinals4BoxLary SorensenTommy Boggs(none)

Standings as of 1981-05-05

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
126Cleveland Indians15105.667--534586-14-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium884246.477
237Milwaukee Brewers21138.619--103742910-33-5W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium884939.557
348New York Yankees23149.609--8472128-66-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I844539.536
4711Baltimore Orioles20119.5501.5797902-59-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium854837.565
5917Detroit Tigers231013.4354.07386-138-62-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium865036.581
61120Boston Red Sox21813.3815.082122-404-64-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park875136.586
71221Toronto Blue Jays22814.3645.57786-96-72-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium842955.345
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics26215.808--127577011-010-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum834340.518
3510Texas Rangers21129.5716.511182293-59-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium844539.536
269Chicago White Sox21129.5716.5938496-76-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park854243.494
4815California Angels261214.4629.0107113-67-45-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium843945.464
51019Minnesota Twins241014.41710.08893-56-73-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium853154.365
61322Kansas City Royals18612.33311.05480-264-52-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium854441.518
71425Seattle Mariners25619.24014.587145-583-73-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome843846.452
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112St. Louis Cardinals18135.722--9358355-38-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II844638.548
223Montreal Expos21156.7140.510087134-411-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium874542.517
334Philadelphia Phillies23167.6960.511293194-512-2W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium844341.512
4512Pittsburgh Pirates1798.5293.56654126-32-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium853748.435
51124New York Mets20614.3008.06592-272-54-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium833548.422
61226Chicago Cubs21417.19010.55695-390-83-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field823448.415
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
145Los Angeles Dodgers24168.667--9260329-57-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium864739.547
2613Cincinnati Reds211110.5243.5918567-64-4L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium875532.632
3714Atlanta Braves241212.5004.0918659-63-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium823844.463
4816Houston Astros241113.4585.06566-17-44-9W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome865036.581
5918San Francisco Giants261115.4236.090100-107-74-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonSpec RichardsonCandlestick Park854540.529
61023San Diego Padres25817.3208.564109-455-113-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium853352.388