1978 Detroit Tigers

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Season Overview

86-76 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1978 Detroit Tigers

What was the record of the 1978 Detroit Tigers?

The Detroit Tigers finished the regular season with a 86-76 record. They went 47-34 at home and 39-42 on the road.

What division did the 1978 Detroit Tigers play in?

The 1978 Detroit Tigers played in the East Division of the American League.

What was the division record of the 1978 Detroit Tigers?

During the regular season, the 1978 Detroit Tigers went 41-49 against their AL East opponents.

What was the 1978 Detroit Tigers record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Run Differential
Cleveland Indians 10-5 66.7% +30
Toronto Blue Jays 9-6 60% +5
Baltimore Orioles 8-7 53.3% -4
Milwaukee Brewers 7-8 46.7% -9
New York Yankees 4-11 26.7% -37
Boston Red Sox 3-12 20% -17

What was the 1978 Detroit Tigers record by month?

Among qualifying months, the 1978 Detroit Tigers had their best month in April, when they went 13-5 and had a 72.2% win percentage. Their worst month was June, when they went 10-18 and had a 35.7% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Run Differential
April 13-5 72.2% +23
May 13-15 46.4% +18
June 10-18 35.7% -46
July 19-11 63.3% +46
August 18-10 64.3% +41
September 13-16 44.8% -19
October 0-1 0% -2

Did the 1978 Detroit Tigers make the Postseason?

No, the Tigers didn't make the Postseason in 1978.

What was the run differential for the 1978 Detroit Tigers?

The Detroit Tigers finished the regular season with a run differential of +61. Based on their run differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Tigers could have been expected to have about 87.6 wins, or a 88-74 record in the regular season.

How did the 1978 Detroit Tigers perform in one-run games?

In one-run games, or games that went into extra innings, the 1978 Detroit Tigers went 29-24.

How did the 1978 Detroit Tigers perform in extra inning games?

During the regular season, the 1978 Detroit Tigers went 8-8 in extra inning games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1978 Detroit Tigers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1978 Detroit Tigers was a 5 game winning streak on 2 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1978 Detroit Tigers?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Tigers had during the 1978 regular season was 7 games, which occured 2 separate times.

1978 Detroit Tigers Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Apr 7, 1978 vs Toronto Blue Jays Win 6 - 2
Sat, Apr 8, 1978 vs Toronto Blue Jays Loss 2 - 5
Sun, Apr 9, 1978 vs Toronto Blue Jays Win 8 - 4
Tue, Apr 11, 1978 @ Texas Rangers Win 6 - 2
Wed, Apr 12, 1978 @ Texas Rangers Win 3 - 2
Fri, Apr 14, 1978 @ Toronto Blue Jays Loss 8 - 10
Sat, Apr 15, 1978 @ Toronto Blue Jays Win 6 - 3
Sun, Apr 16, 1978 @ Toronto Blue Jays Win 4 - 3
Mon, Apr 17, 1978 vs Chicago White Sox Win 10 - 9
Sat, Apr 22, 1978 vs Texas Rangers Win 7 - 6 (10)
Sun, Apr 23, 1978 vs Texas Rangers Win 9 - 6
Sun, Apr 23, 1978 vs Texas Rangers Loss 1 - 2 (11)
Mon, Apr 24, 1978 @ Chicago White Sox Win 4 - 1
Tue, Apr 25, 1978 @ Chicago White Sox Win 8 - 4 (10)
Wed, Apr 26, 1978 @ Chicago White Sox Loss 2 - 7
Fri, Apr 28, 1978 @ Seattle Mariners Win 5 - 4
Sat, Apr 29, 1978 @ Seattle Mariners Win 5 - 0
Sun, Apr 30, 1978 @ Seattle Mariners Loss 3 - 4 (11)
Tue, May 2, 1978 @ California Angels Win 10 - 2
Wed, May 3, 1978 @ California Angels Win 7 - 4
Fri, May 5, 1978 @ Oakland Athletics Loss 1 - 5
Sat, May 6, 1978 @ Oakland Athletics Win 6 - 0
Sun, May 7, 1978 @ Oakland Athletics Win 4 - 0
Tue, May 9, 1978 vs California Angels Loss 5 - 7
Fri, May 12, 1978 vs Oakland Athletics Loss 4 - 10
Sat, May 13, 1978 vs Oakland Athletics Loss 2 - 3
Sun, May 14, 1978 vs Oakland Athletics Win 15 - 0
Mon, May 15, 1978 vs Seattle Mariners Win 4 - 2
Tue, May 16, 1978 vs Seattle Mariners Win 4 - 2 (16)
Wed, May 17, 1978 @ Milwaukee Brewers Win 5 - 3
Thu, May 18, 1978 @ Milwaukee Brewers Loss 7 - 8
Fri, May 19, 1978 vs Boston Red Sox Win 7 - 5
Sat, May 20, 1978 vs Boston Red Sox Loss 5 - 6
Sun, May 21, 1978 vs Boston Red Sox Win 2 - 1
Sun, May 21, 1978 vs Boston Red Sox Loss 3 - 9
Tue, May 23, 1978 @ Baltimore Orioles Loss 0 - 2
Wed, May 24, 1978 @ Baltimore Orioles Win 3 - 2
Wed, May 24, 1978 @ Baltimore Orioles Loss 0 - 1
Thu, May 25, 1978 @ Baltimore Orioles Loss 1 - 2
Fri, May 26, 1978 @ Boston Red Sox Loss 3 - 6
Sat, May 27, 1978 @ Boston Red Sox Loss 0 - 1
Sun, May 28, 1978 @ Boston Red Sox Loss 3 - 4 (10)
Sun, May 28, 1978 @ Boston Red Sox Loss 3 - 4
Mon, May 29, 1978 vs Baltimore Orioles Loss 3 - 6
Tue, May 30, 1978 vs Baltimore Orioles Win 5 - 2
Wed, May 31, 1978 vs Milwaukee Brewers Win 3 - 0
Thu, Jun 1, 1978 vs Milwaukee Brewers Win 4 - 3
Fri, Jun 2, 1978 vs Minnesota Twins Loss 2 - 4
Sat, Jun 3, 1978 vs Minnesota Twins Loss 2 - 9
Sun, Jun 4, 1978 vs Minnesota Twins Win 6 - 4
Tue, Jun 6, 1978 @ Milwaukee Brewers Loss 1 - 5
Wed, Jun 7, 1978 @ Milwaukee Brewers Win 8 - 1
Fri, Jun 9, 1978 vs Kansas City Royals Win 3 - 2
Sat, Jun 10, 1978 vs Kansas City Royals Loss 3 - 6
Sun, Jun 11, 1978 vs Kansas City Royals Win 5 - 2 (10)
Mon, Jun 12, 1978 vs Milwaukee Brewers Loss 4 - 7
Tue, Jun 13, 1978 vs Milwaukee Brewers Loss 2 - 7
Wed, Jun 14, 1978 @ Kansas City Royals Loss 1 - 7
Thu, Jun 15, 1978 @ Kansas City Royals Loss 2 - 7
Fri, Jun 16, 1978 @ Minnesota Twins Loss 2 - 5
Sat, Jun 17, 1978 @ Minnesota Twins Loss 1 - 3
Sun, Jun 18, 1978 @ Minnesota Twins Loss 4 - 8
Tue, Jun 20, 1978 @ Toronto Blue Jays Win 4 - 3 (13)
Wed, Jun 21, 1978 @ Toronto Blue Jays Win 10 - 8
Thu, Jun 22, 1978 vs New York Yankees Loss 2 - 4
Fri, Jun 23, 1978 vs New York Yankees Loss 3 - 12
Sat, Jun 24, 1978 vs New York Yankees Win 4 - 3
Sun, Jun 25, 1978 vs New York Yankees Loss 2 - 4
Mon, Jun 26, 1978 @ Cleveland Indians Loss 4 - 5
Tue, Jun 27, 1978 @ Cleveland Indians Win 6 - 1
Wed, Jun 28, 1978 @ Cleveland Indians Win 4 - 3
Wed, Jun 28, 1978 @ Cleveland Indians Loss 1 - 2
Thu, Jun 29, 1978 @ Cleveland Indians Loss 3 - 6
Fri, Jun 30, 1978 @ New York Yankees Loss 2 - 10
Sat, Jul 1, 1978 @ New York Yankees Win 8 - 4
Sun, Jul 2, 1978 @ New York Yankees Loss 2 - 3
Sun, Jul 2, 1978 @ New York Yankees Loss 3 - 5
Mon, Jul 3, 1978 vs Toronto Blue Jays Win 6 - 5
Tue, Jul 4, 1978 vs Toronto Blue Jays Loss 2 - 9
Wed, Jul 5, 1978 vs Cleveland Indians Win 13 - 3
Thu, Jul 6, 1978 vs Cleveland Indians Win 8 - 4
Fri, Jul 7, 1978 @ Texas Rangers Win 12 - 7
Sat, Jul 8, 1978 @ Texas Rangers Win 5 - 1
Sun, Jul 9, 1978 @ Texas Rangers Loss 3 - 4 (13)
Thu, Jul 13, 1978 @ Seattle Mariners Loss 4 - 5
Fri, Jul 14, 1978 @ Seattle Mariners Win 2 - 0
Sat, Jul 15, 1978 @ California Angels Loss 0 - 2
Sun, Jul 16, 1978 @ California Angels Win 4 - 0
Mon, Jul 17, 1978 @ California Angels Win 4 - 3 (10)
Tue, Jul 18, 1978 @ Oakland Athletics Loss 3 - 6
Wed, Jul 19, 1978 @ Oakland Athletics Win 5 - 4
Fri, Jul 21, 1978 vs California Angels Loss 2 - 4 (11)
Fri, Jul 21, 1978 vs California Angels Win 5 - 0
Sat, Jul 22, 1978 vs California Angels Win 7 - 3
Sun, Jul 23, 1978 vs California Angels Win 4 - 3
Sun, Jul 23, 1978 vs California Angels Loss 3 - 4
Mon, Jul 24, 1978 vs Oakland Athletics Win 4 - 1
Tue, Jul 25, 1978 vs Oakland Athletics Win 11 - 2
Wed, Jul 26, 1978 vs Baltimore Orioles Win 9 - 6
Thu, Jul 27, 1978 vs Baltimore Orioles Loss 3 - 7
Fri, Jul 28, 1978 vs Seattle Mariners Win 4 - 3
Sat, Jul 29, 1978 vs Seattle Mariners Win 9 - 1
Sun, Jul 30, 1978 vs Seattle Mariners Win 5 - 4
Mon, Jul 31, 1978 @ Toronto Blue Jays Loss 7 - 8 (14)