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Wednesday April 5,1978This date in baseball
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1978 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
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Games on 1978-04-05

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Minnesota Twins2Seattle Mariners3BoxGlenn AbbottDave GoltzEnrique Romo

Standings as of 1978-04-05

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RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1716Baltimore Orioles000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1619071.559
21317Boston Red Sox000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1639964.607
7312Toronto Blue Jays000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium16159102.366
664New York Yankees000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I16310063.613
5815Milwaukee Brewers000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1629369.574
31121Cleveland Indians000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1596990.434
41022Detroit Tigers000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1628676.531
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Seattle Mariners1101.000--3210-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome15955104.346
222Minnesota Twins101.0001.023-10-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1617388.453
71426California Angels000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1628775.537
4924Kansas City Royals000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1629270.568
555Oakland Athletics000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1626993.426
6411Texas Rangers000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1628775.537
31219Chicago White Sox000--0.50000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1617190.441
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
547Pittsburgh Pirates000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium1618873.547
456Philadelphia Phillies000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1629072.556
61210St. Louis Cardinals000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1626993.426
363New York Mets000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1626696.407
2714Montreal Expos000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium1627686.469
11118Chicago Cubs000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1627983.488
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
538San Diego Padres000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1628478.519
629San Francisco Giants000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1628973.549
4825Los Angeles Dodgers000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1629567.586
3923Houston Astros000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1627488.457
21020Cincinnati Reds000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1619269.571
1113Atlanta Braves000----0000-00-0--T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1626993.426

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Ramon Aviles2B-SS26.074Purchased by Phillies from Red Sox. 
Joe Gates2B23.184Traded by Royals to White Sox for Mike Ondina. 
Butch MetzgerP25.317Claimed on waivers by Mets from Cardinals. 
Jim WilloughbyP29.064Purchased by White Sox from Red Sox.