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Games on 1980-05-06

Top1980 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALMinnesota Twins3Baltimore Orioles10Boxscore - PBP910,7202:31Geoff ZahnScott McGregorScott McGregor (1-1)Geoff Zahn (2-3)-Gene MauchEarl WeaverMemorial Stadium
ALToronto Blue Jays3California Angels2Boxscore - PBP923,8042:21Dave LemanczykDon AaseDave Lemanczyk (2-3)Don Aase (3-2)Jerry Garvin (1)Bobby MattickJim FregosiAngel Stadium of
ALKansas City Royals0Chicago White Sox2Boxscore - PBP97,9382:06Larry GuraRich WorthamRich Wortham (3-0)Larry Gura (3-2)Ed Farmer (8)Jim FreyTony LaRussaComiskey Park
ALNew York Yankees6Milwaukee Brewers5Boxscore - PBP917,0422:54Luis TiantMike CaldwellRudy May (1-0)Reggie Cleveland (1-1)-Dick HowserBuck RodgersCounty Stadium
ALCleveland Indians4Oakland Athletics3Boxscore - PBP924,3092:52Len BarkerSteve McCattyLen Barker (4-1)Steve McCatty (3-4)-Dave GarciaBilly MartinOakland-Alameda C
ALDetroit Tigers9Seattle Mariners5Boxscore - PBP95,8213:10Dan PetryJim BeattieDan Petry (1-0)Jim Beattie (0-3)Aurelio Lopez (3)Sparky AndersonDarrell JohnsonThe Kingdome
ALBoston Red Sox2Texas Rangers7Boxscore - PBP911,3492:38Bruce HurstDoc MedichDoc Medich (2-0)Bruce Hurst (2-1)-Don ZimmerPat CorralesArlington Stadium
NLSan Diego Padres4Chicago Cubs0Boxscore - PBP99,9082:19Randy JonesGuillermo HernandezRandy Jones (2-2)Guillermo Hernandez (1-2)-Jerry ColemanPreston GomezWrigley Field
NLHouston Astros8Montreal Expos4Boxscore - PBP95,5032:33Joe NiekroRoss GrimsleyJoe Niekro (4-1)Ross Grimsley (1-2)-Bill VirdonDick WilliamsOlympic Stadium
NLCincinnati Reds12New York Mets10Boxscore - PBP146,8844:37Mike LaCossPete FalconeDave Tomlin (3-0)Jeff Reardon (1-2)Paul Moskau (1)John McNamaraJoe TorreShea Stadium
NLAtlanta Braves5Philadelphia Phillies10Boxscore - PBP925,3022:43Doyle AlexanderDick RuthvenDick Ruthven (2-2)Doyle Alexander (0-2)Dickie Noles (2)Bobby CoxDallas GreenVeterans Stadium
NLLos Angeles Dodgers1Pittsburgh Pirates2Boxscore - PBP99,8172:10Don SuttonJohn CandelariaKent Tekulve (3-0)Steve Howe (1-1)-Tom LasordaChuck TannerThree Rivers Stad
NLSan Francisco Giants7St. Louis Cardinals10Boxscore - PBP911,4902:42Bob KnepperDon HoodDonnie Moore (1-0)Bob Knepper (2-3)Pedro Borbon (1)Dave BristolKen BoyerBusch Stadium II
13 Games on this date

Standings as of 1980-05-06.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
235Toronto Blue Jays22139.591--9983167-66-3W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1405486.386
126New York Yankees22139.591--11393208-55-4W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I1409050.643
3612Milwaukee Brewers201010.5002.011586296-44-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1427666.535
4816Boston Red Sox231112.4782.5107140-336-85-4L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1377265.526
51220Baltimore Orioles231013.4353.51049774-96-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1399049.647
61322Detroit Tigers23914.3914.5114120-65-104-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1397564.540
71423Cleveland Indians22814.3645.088124-365-113-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1387167.514
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Oakland Athletics261610.615--119100194-512-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1366769.493
247Chicago White Sox241410.5831.0106109-36-38-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1365680.412
359Texas Rangers231310.5651.5122104184-49-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1386375.457
4714Kansas City Royals221111.5003.08492-83-68-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1408654.614
5917California Angels231112.4783.58184-33-68-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1375483.394
61018Seattle Mariners261214.4624.0101118-174-68-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1364789.346
71119Minnesota Twins251114.4404.5118121-36-85-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1366670.485
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Pittsburgh Pirates21147.667--10270326-38-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1416972.489
2510Chicago Cubs20119.5502.51029486-65-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1425389.373
3611Philadelphia Phillies211110.5243.012094263-48-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1418061.567
4815St. Louis Cardinals231112.4784.011711165-46-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1396376.453
5921Montreal Expos23914.3916.093116-233-86-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1398158.583
61024New York Mets23815.3487.084104-202-76-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium1395980.424
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1980 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Houston Astros24177.708--11583328-49-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1397663.547
233Cincinnati Reds261610.6152.010610157-59-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1367363.537
348Los Angeles Dodgers241410.5833.010895135-89-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1397861.561
4713San Diego Padres241212.5005.07685-95-107-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineJack Murphy Stadium1386177.442
51125Atlanta Braves23815.3488.571113-422-116-4L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1387365.529
61226San Francisco Giants26818.30810.086114-283-145-4L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1356768.496