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Games on 1971-05-02

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins0Boston Red Sox1BoxRay CulpBert Blyleven(none)
Minnesota Twins8Boston Red Sox9BoxKen TatumRon Perranoski(none)
Detroit Tigers3California Angels4BoxEddie FisherBill ZeppLloyd Allen
Baltimore Orioles5Kansas City Royals3BoxMike CuellarKen Wright(none)
Milwaukee Brewers1New York Yankees2BoxMel StottlemyreMarty Pattin(none)
Milwaukee Brewers4New York Yankees5BoxJack AkerMarcelino Lopez(none)
Cleveland Indians5Oakland Athletics8BoxCatfish HunterSam McDowellBob Locker
Cleveland Indians7Oakland Athletics3BoxSam McDowellRon Klimkowski(none)
Chicago White Sox3Washington Senators II1BoxWilbur WoodDarold KnowlesVicente Romo
Los Angeles Dodgers1Atlanta Braves4BoxRon ReedDon Sutton(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1Chicago Cubs7BoxBill HandsJim Bunning(none)
San Francisco Giants4Cincinnati Reds3BoxJerry JohnsonTony Cloninger(none)
New York Mets6Houston Astros5BoxRon TaylorGeorge Culver(none)
San Diego Padres1Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxDock EllisSteve ArlinDave Giusti
Montreal Expos0St. Louis Cardinals1BoxSteve CarltonCarl Morton(none)

Standings as of 1971-05-02

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Boston Red Sox22148.636--11496184-510-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1407169.507
235Baltimore Orioles22139.5911.010377267-76-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium1368848.647
3511Washington Senators II241212.5003.08590-54-28-10L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ShortRFK Memorial Stadium1355184.378
4715New York Yankees211011.4763.58391-83-57-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1417269.511
5816Detroit Tigers221012.4554.094105-116-104-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1408159.579
61222Cleveland Indians23815.3486.573109-364-114-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Alvin DarkCleveland Municipal Stadium1395287.374
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Oakland Athletics281810.643--1191041510-28-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1338350.624
248California Angels251411.5602.5938497-27-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WalshAnaheim Stadium1376275.453
3613Kansas City Royals241212.5004.0958875-67-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium1377364.533
4918Chicago White Sox231013.4355.58390-78-42-9W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park1396970.496
51019Minnesota Twins241014.4176.01009377-83-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1366472.471
61121Milwaukee Brewers22913.4096.05469-156-73-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium1396079.432
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124New York Mets21138.619--8162198-55-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium1417071.496
236Pittsburgh Pirates241410.5830.59467275-59-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium1388355.601
347St. Louis Cardinals261511.5770.5989447-37-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1367561.551
459Montreal Expos1798.5292.04951-25-74-1L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park1446282.431
5917Chicago Cubs231013.4354.083104-213-87-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1397366.525
61123Philadelphia Phillies21714.3336.06889-214-93-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnVeterans Stadium1416081.426
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111San Francisco Giants25196.760--113654811-48-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park1377166.518
2610Atlanta Braves231211.5226.092101-96-26-9W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium1397069.504
3712Los Angeles Dodgers261313.5006.510110109-74-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1367660.559
4814Houston Astros251213.4807.0867794-58-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1376770.489
51020Cincinnati Reds22913.4098.5747403-56-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium1407070.500
61224San Diego Padres23518.21713.064118-544-91-9L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium1385682.406