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Games on 1981-05-21

Top1981 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALCalifornia Angels2Baltimore Orioles0Boxscore - PBP918,5992:26Doug RauJim PalmerDoug Rau (1-1)Jim Palmer (2-2)Don Aase (4)Jim FregosiEarl WeaverMemorial Stadium
ALOakland Athletics0Boston Red Sox3Boxscore - PBP923,1452:35Brian KingmanDennis EckersleyDennis Eckersley (4-3)Brian Kingman (2-3)-Billy MartinRalph HoukFenway Park
ALSeattle Mariners6Cleveland Indians3Boxscore - PBP97,7102:18Glenn AbbottWayne GarlandGlenn Abbott (1-4)Wayne Garland (2-4)Larry Andersen (1)Rene LachemannDave GarciaCleveland Stadium
ALMinnesota Twins2Milwaukee Brewers8Boxscore - PBP916,1202:19Pete RedfernPete VuckovichPete Vuckovich (4-2)Pete Redfern (3-4)-Johnny GorylBuck RodgersCounty Stadium
NLCincinnati Reds1Chicago Cubs5Boxscore - PBP97,1322:08Frank PastoreRandy MartzRandy Martz (2-2)Frank Pastore (1-2)-John McNamaraJoey AmalfitanoWrigley Field
NLHouston Astros1St. Louis Cardinals3Boxscore - PBP919,8232:13Nolan RyanJohn MartinJohn Martin (1-0)Nolan Ryan (3-2)-Bill VirdonWhitey HerzogBusch Stadium II
6 Games on this date

Standings as of 1981-05-21.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Baltimore Orioles342212.647--152118349-713-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium713734.521
225Cleveland Indians311912.6131.510497711-48-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium723339.458
336New York Yankees362214.6111.01391142510-912-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I713734.521
459Milwaukee Brewers352015.5712.51601352511-79-8W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium744232.568
5711Boston Red Sox362016.5563.0166175-911-79-9W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park723933.542
61017Detroit Tigers361818.5005.0136146-1010-98-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium734231.575
71323Toronto Blue Jays381226.31612.0126163-377-105-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium682543.368
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Oakland Athletics412516.610--1741324212-913-7L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum683929.574
2610Chicago White Sox341915.5592.5159132278-1011-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park723537.486
3813Texas Rangers351916.5433.0171154177-1012-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium703832.543
4915California Angels412120.5124.01781601813-88-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium693039.435
51121Seattle Mariners381325.34210.5136189-536-127-13W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome713140.437
61222Minnesota Twins371225.32411.0128169-416-115-15L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium722943.403
71424Kansas City Royals30921.30010.591136-456-113-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium734132.562
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122St. Louis Cardinals322111.656--162128349-512-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II703832.543
234Philadelphia Phillies372314.6220.5161139229-914-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium703634.514
3512Montreal Expos362016.5563.0146150-47-1013-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium724032.556
4919Pittsburgh Pirates311516.4845.51201081210-84-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium713140.437
51125New York Mets34925.26513.0100159-593-136-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium693237.464
61226Chicago Cubs35728.20015.592163-711-165-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field683137.456
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers382711.711--148955313-614-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium723636.500
248Cincinnati Reds372215.5954.51641412312-710-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium714427.620
3614Atlanta Braves371918.5147.5144139511-87-11L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium693138.449
4716San Francisco Giants412120.5127.5144139511-910-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonSpec RichardsonCandlestick Park703535.500
5818Houston Astros391920.4878.51341191511-98-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome714229.592
61020San Diego Padres391524.38512.5130165-357-148-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium712645.366