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Games on 1978-05-09

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals3Boston Red Sox4BoxDennis EckersleyJim Colborn(none)
Seattle Mariners4Cleveland Indians5BoxJim KernShane Rawley(none)
California Angels7Detroit Tigers5BoxDave LaRocheSteve Foucault(none)
Texas Rangers7Milwaukee Brewers1BoxFergie JenkinsMike Caldwell(none)
Minnesota Twins1New York Yankees3BoxCatfish HunterPaul ThormodsgardSparky Lyle
Oakland Athletics0Toronto Blue Jays4BoxTom UnderwoodPete Broberg(none)
Montreal Expos2Atlanta Braves3BoxDave CampbellBill Atkinson(none)
Montreal Expos7Atlanta Braves6BoxBill AtkinsonEddie Solomon(none)
New York Mets6Cincinnati Reds7BoxDoug BairSkip Lockwood(none)
St. Louis Cardinals1Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxDoug RauEric RasmussenTerry Forster
Houston Astros5Philadelphia Phillies1BoxJ.R. RichardLarry Christenson(none)
Chicago Cubs8San Diego Padres5BoxWoodie FrymanBob Shirley(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2San Francisco Giants3BoxJohn CurtisKent Tekulve(none)

Standings as of 1978-05-09

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Detroit Tigers24177.708--130923812-45-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1386969.500
244Boston Red Sox291910.6550.5171129423-716-3W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1348054.597
356New York Yankees261610.6152.0989085-611-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1378453.613
4815Milwaukee Brewers261214.4626.0144128163-109-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1368155.596
5916Cleveland Indians251114.4406.5110117-77-124-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1345876.433
61020Baltimore Orioles251015.4007.5108146-385-75-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1368056.588
71225Toronto Blue Jays27918.3339.598140-424-115-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1345084.373
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Oakland Athletics27198.704--9170216-313-5L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1355085.370
233California Angels27189.6671.012191306-212-7W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1356966.511
3611Kansas City Royals271512.5564.011711257-108-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1357758.570
4712Texas Rangers241212.5005.58998-94-88-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1387563.543
51123Seattle Mariners321121.34410.5118152-344-97-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1284583.352
61324Minnesota Twins301020.33310.5139147-87-123-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1326369.477
71426Chicago White Sox23716.30410.086108-222-105-6L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1386474.464
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
127Philadelphia Phillies23149.609--13088424-510-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1397663.547
2410Montreal Expos261511.5770.5124104208-87-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium1366175.449
4713Pittsburgh Pirates261313.5002.5109119-104-69-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium1357560.556
3614Chicago Cubs261313.5002.591110-197-66-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1366670.485
5817St. Louis Cardinals281216.4294.511110473-79-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1345777.425
61121New York Mets301218.4005.5102124-227-105-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1325478.409
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
115Los Angeles Dodgers271710.630--145964910-77-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1357857.578
238Cincinnati Reds291712.5861.0159144157-510-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1327557.568
359San Francisco Giants261511.5771.58585010-65-5W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1367462.544
4918Houston Astros261115.4235.592114-224-107-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1366373.463
51019Atlanta Braves271116.4076.086119-332-79-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1355877.430
61222San Diego Padres261016.3856.584111-276-114-5L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1367462.544