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Games on 1979-04-20

Top1979 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALMilwaukee Brewers3Baltimore Orioles6Boxscore - PBP911,2342:52Mike CaldwellSteve StoneSteve Stone (1-1)Mike Caldwell (3-1)Don Stanhouse (1)George BambergerEarl WeaverMemorial Stadium
ALKansas City Royals2Boston Red Sox9Boxscore - PBP920,9252:33Dennis LeonardDennis EckersleyAndy Hassler (1-0)Dennis Leonard (1-2)-Whitey HerzogDon ZimmerFenway Park
ALOakland Athletics4California Angels7Boxscore - PBP927,4173:05Rick LangfordFrank TananaFrank Tanana (2-2)Rick Langford (0-4)Dave Frost (1)Jim MarshallJim FregosiAngel Stadium of
ALChicago White Sox4Cleveland Indians2Boxscore - PBP107,9772:46Ken KravecMike PaxtonMike Proly (1-2)Victor Cruz (0-2)-Don KessingerJeff TorborgCleveland Stadium
ALToronto Blue Jays2Detroit Tigers7Boxscore - PBP913,6172:12Mark LemongelloMilt WilcoxMilt Wilcox (2-0)Mark Lemongello (0-2)-Roy HartsfieldLes MossTiger Stadium
ALTexas Rangers3New York Yankees5Boxscore - PBP926,6512:08Steve ComerEd FigueroaEd Figueroa (2-1)Steve Comer (1-1)Dick Tidrow (2)Pat CorralesBob LemonYankee Stadium I
NLSan Diego Padres7Atlanta Braves4Boxscore - PBP910,2052:17Randy JonesRick MatulaRandy Jones (3-1)Rick Matula (1-2)-Roger CraigBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton Co
NLMontreal Expos5Chicago Cubs8Boxscore - PBP96,2252:21Steve RogersLynn McGlothenLynn McGlothen (2-1)Woodie Fryman (1-1)Bruce Sutter (3)Dick WilliamsHerman FranksWrigley Field
NLPittsburgh Pirates4Houston Astros5Boxscore - PBP1019,8343:16Bruce KisonJ.R. RichardJoe Sambito (1-0)Jim Bibby (1-1)-Chuck TannerBill VirdonAstrodome
NLNew York Mets0Philadelphia Phillies8Boxscore - PBP933,2532:20Craig SwanDick RuthvenDick Ruthven (3-0)Craig Swan (1-2)-Joe TorreDanny OzarkVeterans Stadium
NLLos Angeles Dodgers2San Francisco Giants3Boxscore - PBP939,9062:25Bob WelchJohn MontefuscoGary Lavelle (1-0)Jerry Reuss (1-1)-Tom LasordaJoe Altobelli3Com Park at Cand
NLLos Angeles Dodgers2San Francisco Giants3Boxscore - PBP939,9062:25Bob WelchJohn MontefuscoGary Lavelle (1-0)Jerry Reuss (1-1)-Tom LasordaJoe AltobelliCandlestick Park
NLCincinnati Reds10St. Louis Cardinals3Boxscore - PBP917,3112:47Fred NormanBob SykesFred Norman (1-2)Bob Sykes (1-1)-John McNamaraKen BoyerBusch Stadium II
13 Games on this date

Standings as of 1979-04-20.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Boston Red Sox1174.636--6445192-25-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1498465.564
247New York Yankees1385.615--555504-24-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1478166.551
3610Milwaukee Brewers1275.5830.56251113-44-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1498861.591
4712Detroit Tigers954.5561.0554872-33-1W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1528072.526
51019Baltimore Orioles1358.3853.05366-131-54-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1469749.664
61222Toronto Blue Jays1248.3333.56287-252-42-4L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium15049101.327
71426Cleveland Indians1138.2734.03159-281-52-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1507872.520
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111California Angels14113.786--9858408-23-1W9T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1487771.520
224Texas Rangers1073.7002.05338152-25-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1527676.500
359Minnesota Twins1275.5833.0646047-20-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1507575.500
4814Chicago White Sox1266.5004.07259135-21-4W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1486781.453
5916Kansas City Royals1156.4554.5676611-54-1L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1518071.530
61120Seattle Mariners1459.3576.07089-190-35-6L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1486286.419
71325Oakland Athletics14410.2867.04974-251-43-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1485098.338
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Montreal Expos1183.727--413924-24-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1498762.584
236Philadelphia Phillies1174.6361.05232204-43-0W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1517774.510
3613St. Louis Cardinals1266.5002.5514652-53-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1508070.533
4917Chicago Cubs1046.4003.53344-111-33-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1527676.500
51021Pittsburgh Pirates1248.3334.54967-180-34-5L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1509456.627
61224New York Mets1037.3004.54046-62-31-4L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1526092.395
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Houston Astros14104.714--6335284-36-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1487969.534
248San Francisco Giants1596.6001.5776984-35-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1476285.422
3511Cincinnati Reds1486.5712.0736675-33-3W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1478265.558
4715San Diego Padres1578.4673.56576-113-54-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1466185.418
5818Los Angeles Dodgers1569.4004.55570-151-35-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1477374.497
61123Atlanta Braves1349.3085.55261-93-61-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1476285.422