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Wednesday May 2,1979This date in baseball
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Games on 1979-05-02

Top1979 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALNew York Yankees0California Angels1Boxscore - PBP940,6482:02Ron GuidryNolan RyanNolan Ryan (4-1)Ron Guidry (2-2)-Bob LemonJim FregosiAngel Stadium of
ALMilwaukee Brewers6Cleveland Indians1Boxscore - PBP94,8592:40Moose HaasWayne GarlandMoose Haas (1-1)Wayne Garland (0-3)-George BambergerJeff TorborgCleveland Stadium
ALTexas Rangers3Kansas City Royals2Boxscore - PBP920,1552:24Steve ComerDennis LeonardSteve Comer (2-3)Dennis Leonard (3-3)Sparky Lyle (4)Pat CorralesWhitey HerzogKauffman Stadium
ALBoston Red Sox2Oakland Athletics1Boxscore - PBP94,1442:21Mike TorrezMatt KeoughMike Torrez (2-1)Matt Keough (0-4)-Don ZimmerJim MarshallOakland-Alameda C
ALBaltimore Orioles9Seattle Mariners3Boxscore - PBP95,2122:40Mike FlanaganPaul MitchellMike Flanagan (4-2)Paul Mitchell (0-3)-Earl WeaverDarrell JohnsonThe Kingdome
ALMinnesota Twins7Toronto Blue Jays5Boxscore - PBP920,1102:41Dave GoltzPhil HuffmanDave Goltz (3-3)Phil Huffman (2-2)Mike Marshall (9)Gene MauchRoy HartsfieldExhibition Stadiu
NLChicago Cubs1Cincinnati Reds4Boxscore - PBP917,2182:05Rick ReuschelMike LaCossMike LaCoss (2-0)Rick Reuschel (1-4)Doug Bair (4)Herman FranksJohn McNamaraCinergy Field
NLAtlanta Braves2Pittsburgh Pirates10Boxscore - PBP94,8402:21Mickey MahlerJohn CandelariaJohn Candelaria (1-1)Mickey Mahler (0-2)-Bobby CoxChuck TannerThree Rivers Stad
NLHouston Astros2St. Louis Cardinals5Boxscore - PBP95,1901:57Ken ForschJohn DennyJohn Denny (2-2)Ken Forsch (3-1)-Bill VirdonKen BoyerBusch Stadium II
9 Games on this date

Standings as of 1979-05-02.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
126Baltimore Orioles25169.640--131100319-67-3W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1348648.642
247Boston Red Sox22148.6360.510979307-67-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1387761.558
369Milwaukee Brewers241410.5831.512196258-96-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1378156.591
4813New York Yankees231112.4784.08889-16-85-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1377859.569
5915Detroit Tigers1789.4714.0858143-55-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1447767.535
61325Cleveland Indians22715.3187.575122-472-85-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1397465.532
71426Toronto Blue Jays24717.2928.5101145-444-73-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1384692.333
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Minnesota Twins22157.682--108961213-42-3W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1406773.479
235California Angels25169.6400.5147103448-28-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1377265.526
358Texas Rangers21138.6191.59480146-67-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1417071.496
4712Kansas City Royals231211.5223.5136123131-711-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1397366.525
51016Chicago White Sox21912.4295.510810536-63-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1396475.460
61122Oakland Athletics24915.3757.082132-502-57-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1384593.326
71224Seattle Mariners25817.3208.5106140-340-58-12L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1375978.431
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Montreal Expos20155.750--10178234-411-1W7T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium1408060.571
223Philadelphia Phillies21147.6671.58365184-410-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1417071.496
3410St. Louis Cardinals221210.5454.09884145-76-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II1407466.529
4614Chicago Cubs19910.4745.56374-113-66-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1437172.497
5717New York Mets19811.4216.57581-63-45-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1435588.385
61120Pittsburgh Pirates20812.4007.097100-32-56-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1429052.634
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Houston Astros23158.652--10582237-78-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1397465.532
2511Cincinnati Reds231211.5223.099105-66-46-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1387860.565
4918San Francisco Giants241014.4175.5108123-155-95-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1386177.442
3819San Diego Padres241014.4175.5109118-96-114-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1375879.423
51021Los Angeles Dodgers251015.4006.0100114-145-95-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1376968.504
61223Atlanta Braves22814.3646.594108-144-74-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1385880.420

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