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Games on 1981-05-06

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins4Baltimore Orioles5BoxSammy StewartJack O'Connor(none)
New York Yankees5California Angels2BoxRon GuidryMike WittRich Gossage
Boston Red Sox3Kansas City Royals1BoxDennis EckersleyDennis Leonard(none)
Detroit Tigers3Oakland Athletics2BoxMilt WilcoxRick Langford(none)
Milwaukee Brewers1Seattle Mariners12BoxMike ParrottRandy Lerch(none)
Chicago White Sox2Texas Rangers4BoxJohn Henry JohnsonBritt Burns(none)
Cleveland Indians4Toronto Blue Jays1BoxBert BlylevenJackson Todd(none)
Houston Astros1Chicago Cubs2BoxLee SmithFrank LaCorte(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates8Cincinnati Reds9BoxTom HumeGrant Jackson(none)
San Diego Padres13Montreal Expos5BoxJuan EichelbergerRay Burris(none)
San Francisco Giants6New York Mets4BoxGreg MintonPat Zachry(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers2Philadelphia Phillies1BoxBurt HootonNino Espinosa(none)
Atlanta Braves10St. Louis Cardinals2BoxGaylord PerryBob Forsch(none)

Standings as of 1981-05-06

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Cleveland Indians16115.688--5746117-14-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium874146.471
237New York Yankees24159.625--8974159-66-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I834439.530
359Milwaukee Brewers22139.5911.0104861810-43-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium874938.563
4610Baltimore Orioles21129.5711.5848312-510-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium844737.560
5815Detroit Tigers241113.4584.07688-129-62-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium854936.576
61019Boston Red Sox22913.4095.085123-385-64-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park865036.581
71221Toronto Blue Jays23815.3486.57890-126-72-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium832954.349
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics27216.778--129606911-010-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum824339.524
248Texas Rangers22139.5915.511584313-510-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium834439.530
3711Chicago White Sox221210.5456.5958876-86-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park844242.500
4916California Angels271215.4449.0109118-97-45-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium833944.470
51120Minnesota Twins251015.40010.09298-66-83-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium843153.369
61323Kansas City Royals19613.31611.05583-284-52-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium844440.524
71425Seattle Mariners26719.26913.599146-473-74-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome833746.446
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113St. Louis Cardinals19136.684--9568275-38-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II834637.554
224Montreal Expos22157.6820.510510054-411-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium864541.523
346Philadelphia Phillies24168.6670.511395184-512-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium834340.518
4714Pittsburgh Pirates1899.5003.57463116-42-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium843747.440
51124New York Mets21615.2868.06998-292-54-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium823547.427
61226Chicago Cubs22517.2279.55896-380-84-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field813348.407
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Los Angeles Dodgers25178.680--94613310-57-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium854639.541
2512Cincinnati Reds221210.5453.51009377-65-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium865432.628
3613Atlanta Braves251312.5204.0101881310-63-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium813744.457
4817San Francisco Giants271215.4446.096104-88-74-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonSpec RichardsonCandlestick Park844440.524
5918Houston Astros251114.4406.06668-27-54-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome855035.588
61022San Diego Padres26917.3468.577114-376-113-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium843252.381