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Games on 1979-05-17

Top1979 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALBaltimore Orioles2Boston Red Sox6Boxscore - PBP927,6102:51Steve StoneBob StanleyBob Stanley (4-2)Steve Stone (3-2)Dick Drago (4)Earl WeaverDon ZimmerFenway Park
ALMilwaukee Brewers5California Angels8Boxscore - PBP922,0602:54Lary SorensenDon AaseJim Barr (2-0)Lary Sorensen (5-4)Dave LaRoche (3)George BambergerJim FregosiAngel Stadium of
ALToronto Blue Jays3Cleveland Indians8Boxscore - PBP94,4092:20Mark LemongelloMike PaxtonMike Paxton (3-2)Mark Lemongello (1-5)-Roy HartsfieldJeff TorborgCleveland Stadium
ALMinnesota Twins7Kansas City Royals6Boxscore - PBP921,4372:40Jerry KoosmanDennis LeonardJerry Koosman (7-0)Dennis Leonard (3-4)Mike Marshall (10)Gene MauchWhitey HerzogKauffman Stadium
ALChicago White Sox5Oakland Athletics1Boxscore - PBP91,6342:08Ken KravecRick LangfordKen Kravec (3-3)Rick Langford (1-6)-Don KessingerJim MarshallOakland-Alameda C
NLLos Angeles Dodgers3Atlanta Braves6Boxscore - PBP912,0792:27Doug RauPhil NiekroPhil Niekro (4-6)Charlie Hough (0-1)-Tom LasordaBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton Co
NLPhiladelphia Phillies23Chicago Cubs22Boxscore - PBP1014,9524:03Randy LerchDennis LampRawly Eastwick (1-0)Bruce Sutter (1-1)-Danny OzarkHerman FranksWrigley Field
NLSan Francisco Giants3Houston Astros0Boxscore - PBP910,6262:17Ed HalickiKen ForschEd Halicki (4-3)Ken Forsch (4-3)-Joe AltobelliBill VirdonAstrodome
NLNew York Mets5Pittsburgh Pirates6Boxscore - PBP96,2952:29Pete FalconeEd WhitsonKent Tekulve (2-4)Jesse Orosco (1-2)-Joe TorreChuck TannerThree Rivers Stad
NLMontreal Expos3St. Louis Cardinals2Boxscore - PBP1118,2253:17Dan SchatzederSilvio MartinezElias Sosa (3-1)Buddy Schultz (2-2)-Dick WilliamsKen BoyerBusch Stadium II
10 Games on this date

Standings as of 1979-05-17.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Boston Red Sox352312.657--192136567-616-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1256857.544
234Baltimore Orioles362313.6390.51881335510-813-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1237944.642
3610New York Yankees362016.5563.5163152116-814-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1246955.556
4812Milwaukee Brewers372017.5414.01761502610-1310-4L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1247549.605
51019Detroit Tigers301317.4337.5147153-65-108-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1317259.550
61120Cleveland Indians351421.4009.0130171-415-119-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1266759.532
71426Toronto Blue Jays381028.26314.5138217-796-154-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1244381.347
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Minnesota Twins352312.657--1911652614-49-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1275968.465
246Texas Rangers352114.6002.01671511612-79-7W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1276265.488
357California Angels372215.5952.02081693911-811-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1256659.528
4711Kansas City Royals382117.5533.52131902310-1211-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1246460.516
5914Chicago White Sox351817.5145.0177169813-95-8W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1255570.440
61224Oakland Athletics371225.32412.0123201-785-127-13L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1254283.336
71325Seattle Mariners381127.28913.5150206-562-129-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1245668.452
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Philadelphia Phillies352411.686--1811265514-810-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1276067.472
225Montreal Expos332013.6063.014213399-1211-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1277552.591
349St. Louis Cardinals352015.5714.0142121217-812-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1276661.520
4716Chicago Cubs321616.5006.5151169-185-811-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1306466.492
5918Pittsburgh Pirates321418.4388.5150156-65-89-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1308446.646
61223New York Mets331122.33312.0119148-296-155-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1295277.403
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138Cincinnati Reds362115.583--1851612410-611-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1256956.552
2513Houston Astros382018.5262.015815449-1011-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1246955.556
3615San Francisco Giants371918.5142.5166168-28-911-9W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1255273.416
4817Los Angeles Dodgers391920.4873.516516146-1113-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1236063.488
51021San Diego Padres381523.3957.0160191-317-138-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1235370.431
61122Atlanta Braves341222.3538.0152183-315-127-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1265472.429