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Games on 1979-05-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles2Boston Red Sox6BoxBob StanleySteve StoneDick Drago
Milwaukee Brewers5California Angels8BoxJim BarrLary SorensenDave LaRoche
Toronto Blue Jays3Cleveland Indians8BoxMike PaxtonMark Lemongello(none)
Minnesota Twins7Kansas City Royals6BoxJerry KoosmanDennis LeonardMike Marshall
Chicago White Sox5Oakland Athletics1BoxKen KravecRick Langford(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers3Atlanta Braves6BoxPhil NiekroCharlie Hough(none)
Philadelphia Phillies23Chicago Cubs22BoxRawly EastwickBruce Sutter(none)
San Francisco Giants3Houston Astros0BoxEd HalickiKen Forsch(none)
New York Mets5Pittsburgh Pirates6BoxKent TekulveJesse Orosco(none)
Montreal Expos3St. Louis Cardinals2BoxElias SosaBuddy Schultz(none)

Standings as of 1979-05-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord 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