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Games on 1981-05-14

Top1981 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALTexas Rangers3Kansas City Royals2Boxscore - PBP925,8922:16Doc MedichPaul SplittorffDoc Medich (3-2)Paul Splittorff (0-3)Steve Comer (3)Don ZimmerJim FreyKauffman Stadium
ALCalifornia Angels9Milwaukee Brewers1Boxscore - PBP910,9692:37Geoff ZahnJim SlatonGeoff Zahn (5-3)Jim Slaton (2-2)-Jim FregosiBuck RodgersCounty Stadium
ALBoston Red Sox9Minnesota Twins7Boxscore - PBP114,8843:13Frank TananaAlbert WilliamsBill Campbell (1-0)Don Cooper (0-2)-Ralph HoukJohnny GorylMetropolitan Stad
ALOakland Athletics5New York Yankees9Boxscore - PBP935,7613:12Mike NorrisRudy MayRich Gossage (1-0)Jeff Jones (2-1)-Billy MartinGene MichaelYankee Stadium I
ALBaltimore Orioles10Toronto Blue Jays0Boxscore - PBP911,5092:14Mike FlanaganJim ClancyMike Flanagan (4-3)Jim Clancy (1-3)-Earl WeaverBobby MattickExhibition Stadiu
NLChicago Cubs1Cincinnati Reds6Boxscore - PBP911,0982:26Rick ReuschelBruce BerenyiBruce Berenyi (4-1)Rick Reuschel (1-4)-Joey AmalfitanoJohn McNamaraCinergy Field
NLSt. Louis Cardinals7Houston Astros6Boxscore - PBP920,0422:54Bob SykesBobby SprowlJim Otten (1-0)Joe Sambito (1-3)Bruce Sutter (6)Whitey HerzogBill VirdonAstrodome
NLMontreal Expos2Los Angeles Dodgers3Boxscore - PBP953,9062:22Bill GullicksonFernando ValenzuelaFernando Valenzuela (8-0)Steve Ratzer (1-1)-Dick WilliamsTom LasordaDodger Stadium
NLNew York Mets6San Diego Padres10Boxscore - PBP911,1472:34Mike ScottJohn CurtisGary Lucas (3-3)Pete Falcone (1-1)-Joe TorreFrank HowardQualcomm Stadium
NLPhiladelphia Phillies3San Francisco Giants1Boxscore - PBP96,5612:40Dick RuthvenVida BlueDick Ruthven (5-1)Vida Blue (3-3)Tug McGraw (3)Dallas GreenFrank Robinson3Com Park at Cand
NLPhiladelphia Phillies3San Francisco Giants1Boxscore - PBP96,5612:40Dick RuthvenVida BlueDick Ruthven (5-1)Vida Blue (3-3)Tug McGraw (3)Dallas GreenFrank RobinsonCandlestick Park
11 Games on this date

Standings as of 1981-05-14.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Cleveland Indians23158.652--84731111-44-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium803743.463
236Baltimore Orioles271611.5931.0114100146-710-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium784335.551
358New York Yankees311813.5811.0119982110-98-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I764135.539
4814Boston Red Sox291514.5173.0132152-2011-74-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park794435.557
5917Milwaukee Brewers291415.4834.0127122511-73-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium804832.600
61018Detroit Tigers301416.4674.596115-1910-94-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium794633.582
71222Toronto Blue Jays311021.3239.0105138-336-74-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium752748.360
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics34259.735--158986012-213-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum753936.520
247Texas Rangers291712.5865.5150108425-612-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium764036.526
3612Chicago White Sox281513.5367.012211396-99-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park783939.500
4713California Angels341816.5297.01501331710-48-12W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium763343.434
51121Minnesota Twins311219.38711.5115129-146-85-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium782949.372
61323Seattle Mariners321022.31314.0116166-503-97-13L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome773443.442
71424Kansas City Royals24717.29213.066109-434-73-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium794336.544
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123St. Louis Cardinals26179.654--12895337-410-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II764234.553
235Philadelphia Phillies311912.6130.5143128155-714-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium764036.526
349Montreal Expos301713.5672.0125134-94-713-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium784335.551
4715Pittsburgh Pirates261313.5004.0105951010-82-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium763343.434
51125New York Mets28820.28610.088128-402-86-12L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium753342.440
61226Chicago Cubs29623.20712.578130-521-134-11L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field743242.432
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers32239.719--122804213-610-3W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium784038.513
2510Atlanta Braves321814.5635.01271151211-66-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium743242.432
3611Cincinnati Reds311714.5485.5136125117-610-8W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium774928.636
4816San Francisco Giants351718.4867.5125122311-96-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonSpec RichardsonCandlestick Park763937.513
5919Houston Astros331518.4558.510096410-75-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome774631.597
61020San Diego Padres331320.39410.5117146-297-146-6W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium772849.364