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Detroit Tigers

1978 Detroit Tigers Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 86-76
Finished 5th in the AL's East Division

Manager: Ralph Houk (86-76)

1978 Detroit Tigers Statistics
1978 Detroit Tigers Roster

The Detroit Tigers of the American League ended the season with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses, finishing fifth in the AL's East Division. Ralph Houk served as manager.


Regular Season Runs Scored: 714
Regular Season Runs Scored Against: 653

Date Game Res Home Road Record
April 7, 1978 Toronto Blue Jays 2 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
April 8, 1978 Toronto Blue Jays 5 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 1-1 0-0 1-1
April 9, 1978 Toronto Blue Jays 4 at Detroit Tigers 8 W 2-1 0-0 2-1
April 11, 1978 Detroit Tigers 6 at Texas Rangers 2 W 2-1 1-0 3-1
April 12, 1978 Detroit Tigers 3 at Texas Rangers 2 W 2-1 2-0 4-1
April 14, 1978 Detroit Tigers 8 at Toronto Blue Jays 10 L 2-1 2-1 4-2
April 15, 1978 Detroit Tigers 6 at Toronto Blue Jays 3 W 2-1 3-1 5-2
April 16, 1978 Detroit Tigers 4 at Toronto Blue Jays 3 W 2-1 4-1 6-2
April 17, 1978 Chicago White Sox 9 at Detroit Tigers 10 W 3-1 4-1 7-2
April 22, 1978 Texas Rangers 6 at Detroit Tigers 7 W 4-1 4-1 8-2
April 23, 1978 Texas Rangers 6 at Detroit Tigers 9 W 5-1 4-1 9-2
April 23, 1978 Texas Rangers 2 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 5-2 4-1 9-3
April 24, 1978 Detroit Tigers 4 at Chicago White Sox 1 W 5-2 5-1 10-3
April 25, 1978 Detroit Tigers 8 at Chicago White Sox 4 W 5-2 6-1 11-3
April 26, 1978 Detroit Tigers 2 at Chicago White Sox 7 L 5-2 6-2 11-4
April 28, 1978 Detroit Tigers 5 at Seattle Mariners 4 W 5-2 7-2 12-4
April 29, 1978 Detroit Tigers 5 at Seattle Mariners 0 W 5-2 8-2 13-4
April 30, 1978 Detroit Tigers 3 at Seattle Mariners 4 L 5-2 8-3 13-5
May 2, 1978 Detroit Tigers 10 at California Angels 2 W 5-2 9-3 14-5
May 3, 1978 Detroit Tigers 7 at California Angels 4 W 5-2 10-3 15-5
May 5, 1978 Detroit Tigers 1 at Oakland Athletics 5 L 5-2 10-4 15-6
May 6, 1978 Detroit Tigers 6 at Oakland Athletics 0 W 5-2 11-4 16-6
May 7, 1978 Detroit Tigers 4 at Oakland Athletics 0 W 5-2 12-4 17-6
May 9, 1978 California Angels 7 at Detroit Tigers 5 L 5-3 12-4 17-7
May 12, 1978 Oakland Athletics 10 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 5-4 12-4 17-8
May 13, 1978 Oakland Athletics 3 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 5-5 12-4 17-9
May 14, 1978 Oakland Athletics 0 at Detroit Tigers 15 W 6-5 12-4 18-9
May 15, 1978 Seattle Mariners 2 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 7-5 12-4 19-9
May 16, 1978 Seattle Mariners 2 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 8-5 12-4 20-9
May 17, 1978 Detroit Tigers 5 at Milwaukee Brewers 3 W 8-5 13-4 21-9
May 18, 1978 Detroit Tigers 7 at Milwaukee Brewers 8 L 8-5 13-5 21-10
May 19, 1978 Boston Red Sox 5 at Detroit Tigers 7 W 9-5 13-5 22-10
May 20, 1978 Boston Red Sox 6 at Detroit Tigers 5 L 9-6 13-5 22-11
May 21, 1978 Boston Red Sox 1 at Detroit Tigers 2 W 10-6 13-5 23-11
May 21, 1978 Boston Red Sox 9 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 10-7 13-5 23-12
May 23, 1978 Detroit Tigers 0 at Baltimore Orioles 2 L 10-7 13-6 23-13
May 24, 1978 Detroit Tigers 3 at Baltimore Orioles 2 W 10-7 14-6 24-13
May 24, 1978 Detroit Tigers 0 at Baltimore Orioles 1 L 10-7 14-7 24-14
May 25, 1978 Detroit Tigers 1 at Baltimore Orioles 2 L 10-7 14-8 24-15
May 26, 1978 Detroit Tigers 3 at Boston Red Sox 6 L 10-7 14-9 24-16
May 27, 1978 Detroit Tigers 0 at Boston Red Sox 1 L 10-7 14-10 24-17
May 28, 1978 Detroit Tigers 3 at Boston Red Sox 4 L 10-7 14-11 24-18
May 28, 1978 Detroit Tigers 3 at Boston Red Sox 4 L 10-7 14-12 24-19
May 29, 1978 Baltimore Orioles 6 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 10-8 14-12 24-20
May 30, 1978 Baltimore Orioles 2 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 11-8 14-12 25-20
May 31, 1978 Milwaukee Brewers 0 at Detroit Tigers 3 W 12-8 14-12 26-20
June 1, 1978 Milwaukee Brewers 3 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 13-8 14-12 27-20
June 2, 1978 Minnesota Twins 4 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 13-9 14-12 27-21
June 3, 1978 Minnesota Twins 9 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 13-10 14-12 27-22
June 4, 1978 Minnesota Twins 4 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 14-10 14-12 28-22
June 6, 1978 Detroit Tigers 1 at Milwaukee Brewers 5 L 14-10 14-13 28-23
June 7, 1978 Detroit Tigers 8 at Milwaukee Brewers 1 W 14-10 15-13 29-23
June 9, 1978 Kansas City Royals 2 at Detroit Tigers 3 W 15-10 15-13 30-23
June 10, 1978 Kansas City Royals 6 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 15-11 15-13 30-24
June 11, 1978 Kansas City Royals 2 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 16-11 15-13 31-24
June 12, 1978 Milwaukee Brewers 7 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 16-12 15-13 31-25
June 13, 1978 Milwaukee Brewers 7 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 16-13 15-13 31-26
June 14, 1978 Detroit Tigers 1 at Kansas City Royals 7 L 16-13 15-14 31-27
June 15, 1978 Detroit Tigers 2 at Kansas City Royals 7 L 16-13 15-15 31-28
June 16, 1978 Detroit Tigers 2 at Minnesota Twins 5 L 16-13 15-16 31-29
June 17, 1978 Detroit Tigers 1 at Minnesota Twins 3 L 16-13 15-17 31-30
June 18, 1978 Detroit Tigers 4 at Minnesota Twins 8 L 16-13 15-18 31-31
June 20, 1978 Detroit Tigers 4 at Toronto Blue Jays 3 W 16-13 16-18 32-31
June 21, 1978 Detroit Tigers 10 at Toronto Blue Jays 8 W 16-13 17-18 33-31
June 22, 1978 New York Yankees 4 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 16-14 17-18 33-32
June 23, 1978 New York Yankees 12 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 16-15 17-18 33-33
June 24, 1978 New York Yankees 3 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 17-15 17-18 34-33
June 25, 1978 New York Yankees 4 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 17-16 17-18 34-34
June 26, 1978 Detroit Tigers 4 at Cleveland Indians 5 L 17-16 17-19 34-35
June 27, 1978 Detroit Tigers 6 at Cleveland Indians 1 W 17-16 18-19 35-35
June 28, 1978 Detroit Tigers 4 at Cleveland Indians 3 W 17-16 19-19 36-35
June 28, 1978 Detroit Tigers 1 at Cleveland Indians 2 L 17-16 19-20 36-36
June 29, 1978 Detroit Tigers 3 at Cleveland Indians 6 L 17-16 19-21 36-37
June 30, 1978 Detroit Tigers 2 at New York Yankees 10 L 17-16 19-22 36-38
July 1, 1978 Detroit Tigers 8 at New York Yankees 4 W 17-16 20-22 37-38
July 2, 1978 Detroit Tigers 2 at New York Yankees 3 L 17-16 20-23 37-39
July 2, 1978 Detroit Tigers 3 at New York Yankees 5 L 17-16 20-24 37-40
July 3, 1978 Toronto Blue Jays 5 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 18-16 20-24 38-40
July 4, 1978 Toronto Blue Jays 9 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 18-17 20-24 38-41
July 5, 1978 Cleveland Indians 3 at Detroit Tigers 13 W 19-17 20-24 39-41
July 6, 1978 Cleveland Indians 4 at Detroit Tigers 8 W 20-17 20-24 40-41
July 7, 1978 Detroit Tigers 12 at Texas Rangers 7 W 20-17 21-24 41-41
July 8, 1978 Detroit Tigers 5 at Texas Rangers 1 W 20-17 22-24 42-41
July 9, 1978 Detroit Tigers 3 at Texas Rangers 4 L 20-17 22-25 42-42
July 13, 1978 Detroit Tigers 4 at Seattle Mariners 5 L 20-17 22-26 42-43
July 14, 1978 Detroit Tigers 2 at Seattle Mariners 0 W 20-17 23-26 43-43
July 15, 1978 Detroit Tigers 0 at California Angels 2 L 20-17 23-27 43-44
July 16, 1978 Detroit Tigers 4 at California Angels 0 W 20-17 24-27 44-44
July 17, 1978 Detroit Tigers 4 at California Angels 3 W 20-17 25-27 45-44
July 18, 1978 Detroit Tigers 3 at Oakland Athletics 6 L 20-17 25-28 45-45
July 19, 1978 Detroit Tigers 5 at Oakland Athletics 4 W 20-17 26-28 46-45
July 21, 1978 California Angels 4 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 20-18 26-28 46-46
July 21, 1978 California Angels 0 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 21-18 26-28 47-46
July 22, 1978 California Angels 3 at Detroit Tigers 7 W 22-18 26-28 48-46
July 23, 1978 California Angels 3 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 23-18 26-28 49-46
July 23, 1978 California Angels 4 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 23-19 26-28 49-47
July 24, 1978 Oakland Athletics 1 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 24-19 26-28 50-47
July 25, 1978 Oakland Athletics 2 at Detroit Tigers 11 W 25-19 26-28 51-47
July 26, 1978 Baltimore Orioles 6 at Detroit Tigers 9 W 26-19 26-28 52-47
July 27, 1978 Baltimore Orioles 7 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 26-20 26-28 52-48
July 28, 1978 Seattle Mariners 3 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 27-20 26-28 53-48
July 29, 1978 Seattle Mariners 1 at Detroit Tigers 9 W 28-20 26-28 54-48
July 30, 1978 Seattle Mariners 4 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 29-20 26-28 55-48
July 31, 1978 Detroit Tigers 7 at Toronto Blue Jays 8 L 29-20 26-29 55-49
August 1, 1978 Detroit Tigers 3 at Toronto Blue Jays 2 W 29-20 27-29 56-49
August 3, 1978 Chicago White Sox 4 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 30-20 27-29 57-49
August 4, 1978 Chicago White Sox 1 at Detroit Tigers 7 W 31-20 27-29 58-49
August 5, 1978 Chicago White Sox 0 at Detroit Tigers 7 W 32-20 27-29 59-49
August 6, 1978 Chicago White Sox 0 at Detroit Tigers 8 W 33-20 27-29 60-49
August 8, 1978 Texas Rangers 9 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 33-21 27-29 60-50
August 9, 1978 Texas Rangers 2 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 34-21 27-29 61-50
August 11, 1978 Detroit Tigers 7 at Chicago White Sox 3 W 34-21 28-29 62-50
August 12, 1978 Detroit Tigers 3 at Chicago White Sox 6 L 34-21 28-30 62-51
August 13, 1978 Detroit Tigers 10 at Chicago White Sox 2 W 34-21 29-30 63-51
August 14, 1978 Kansas City Royals 2 at Detroit Tigers 11 W 35-21 29-30 64-51
August 15, 1978 Kansas City Royals 4 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 35-22 29-30 64-52
August 16, 1978 Cleveland Indians 0 at Detroit Tigers 2 W 36-22 29-30 65-52
August 17, 1978 Cleveland Indians 5 at Detroit Tigers 9 W 37-22 29-30 66-52
August 18, 1978 Detroit Tigers 0 at Milwaukee Brewers 2 L 37-22 29-31 66-53
August 19, 1978 Detroit Tigers 6 at Milwaukee Brewers 4 W 37-22 30-31 67-53
August 20, 1978 Detroit Tigers 1 at Milwaukee Brewers 2 L 37-22 30-32 67-54
August 21, 1978 Detroit Tigers 9 at Minnesota Twins 6 W 37-22 31-32 68-54
August 22, 1978 Detroit Tigers 7 at Minnesota Twins 3 W 37-22 32-32 69-54
August 23, 1978 Toronto Blue Jays 4 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 37-23 32-32 69-55
August 23, 1978 Toronto Blue Jays 5 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 37-24 32-32 69-56
August 24, 1978 Toronto Blue Jays 2 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 38-24 32-32 70-56
August 25, 1978 Milwaukee Brewers 3 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 39-24 32-32 71-56
August 26, 1978 Milwaukee Brewers 9 at Detroit Tigers 5 L 39-25 32-32 71-57
August 27, 1978 Milwaukee Brewers 2 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 40-25 32-32 72-57
August 28, 1978 Milwaukee Brewers 10 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 40-26 32-32 72-58
August 29, 1978 Minnesota Twins 2 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 41-26 32-32 73-58
August 31, 1978 Minnesota Twins 4 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 41-27 32-32 73-59
September 1, 1978 Detroit Tigers 6 at Kansas City Royals 2 W 41-27 33-32 74-59
September 2, 1978 Detroit Tigers 3 at Kansas City Royals 8 L 41-27 33-33 74-60
September 3, 1978 Detroit Tigers 2 at Kansas City Royals 6 L 41-27 33-34 74-61
September 4, 1978 Detroit Tigers 5 at New York Yankees 4 W 41-27 34-34 75-61
September 4, 1978 Detroit Tigers 1 at New York Yankees 9 L 41-27 34-35 75-62
September 5, 1978 Detroit Tigers 2 at New York Yankees 4 L 41-27 34-36 75-63
September 6, 1978 Detroit Tigers 2 at New York Yankees 8 L 41-27 34-37 75-64
September 8, 1978 Cleveland Indians 3 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 42-27 34-37 76-64
September 9, 1978 Cleveland Indians 2 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 43-27 34-37 77-64
September 10, 1978 Cleveland Indians 7 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 43-28 34-37 77-65
September 12, 1978 New York Yankees 4 at Detroit Tigers 7 W 44-28 34-37 78-65
September 13, 1978 New York Yankees 7 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 44-29 34-37 78-66
September 14, 1978 New York Yankees 4 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 44-30 34-37 78-67
September 15, 1978 Detroit Tigers 1 at Cleveland Indians 0 W 44-30 35-37 79-67
September 16, 1978 Detroit Tigers 10 at Cleveland Indians 4 W 44-30 36-37 80-67
September 17, 1978 Detroit Tigers 1 at Cleveland Indians 2 L 44-30 36-38 80-68
September 18, 1978 Boston Red Sox 5 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 44-31 36-38 80-69
September 19, 1978 Boston Red Sox 8 at Detroit Tigers 6 L 44-32 36-38 80-70
September 20, 1978 Boston Red Sox 2 at Detroit Tigers 12 W 45-32 36-38 81-70
September 21, 1978 Boston Red Sox 5 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 45-33 36-38 81-71
September 22, 1978 Detroit Tigers 7 at Baltimore Orioles 5 W 45-33 37-38 82-71
September 23, 1978 Detroit Tigers 4 at Baltimore Orioles 3 W 45-33 38-38 83-71
September 23, 1978 Detroit Tigers 1 at Baltimore Orioles 6 L 45-33 38-39 83-72
September 24, 1978 Detroit Tigers 4 at Baltimore Orioles 2 W 45-33 39-39 84-72
September 26, 1978 Detroit Tigers 0 at Boston Red Sox 6 L 45-33 39-40 84-73
September 27, 1978 Detroit Tigers 2 at Boston Red Sox 5 L 45-33 39-41 84-74
September 28, 1978 Detroit Tigers 0 at Boston Red Sox 1 L 45-33 39-42 84-75
September 29, 1978 Baltimore Orioles 2 at Detroit Tigers 3 W 46-33 39-42 85-75
September 30, 1978 Baltimore Orioles 4 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 47-33 39-42 86-75
October 1, 1978 Baltimore Orioles 4 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 47-34 39-42 86-76