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Standings at end of play this day

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Attendance: 43,906

Saturday, August 23, 2008, 9:05pm
Time of Game: 2:52
Twins
5
74-55
Lost 1
1st
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   1  4  0   0  0  0    5  8  2
Angels          0  0  4   2  0  1   0  0  X    7 12  0
W: D Oliver (5-1), L: N Blackburn (9-8), S: F Rodriguez (49)
Angels
7
78-50
Won 1
1st

BATTING

Minnesota Twins              AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
D Span RF                     4   0   0   1    0   1  .319  .867   21    3   0   SF
A Casilla 2B                  3   2   1   1    1   0  .304  .763   15    6   3   HR
J Mauer C                     4   0   1   2    0   0  .322  .867   22    3   1   
J Morneau 1B                  4   0   0   1    0   0  .303  .885   15    6   0   
J Kubel DH                    4   0   1   0    0   0  .273  .802   17    0   0   
D Young LF                    4   0   0   0    0   0  .284  .730   12    1   0   
B Buscher 3B                  4   1   1   0    0   2  .311  .768   16    1   4   
N Punto SS                    4   1   2   0    0   0  .284  .753   19    1   2   
C Gomez CF                    2   1   2   0    0   0  .257  .643    4    3   0   HBP
  M Lamb PH                   1   0   0   0    0   1  .235  .603    4    0   0   

N Blackburn P                                                            0   1
  B Bonser P                                                             0   1
  C Breslow P                                                            0   0
Totals                       34   5   8   5    1   4              145   24  12
BATTING
HR: A Casilla (5, off J Garland; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
SF: D Span (1, off J Garland).
HBP: C Gomez (5, by J Garland).
TB: A Casilla 4; N Punto 2; C Gomez 2; B Buscher; J Kubel; J Mauer.
RBI: J Mauer 2 (62); D Span (27); J Morneau (99); A Casilla (40).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
FIELDING
DP: 3. B Buscher-A Casilla-J Morneau 2; N Punto-A Casilla-J Morneau.
E: B Buscher 2 (9).
Los Angeles Angels           AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
C Figgins 3B                  5   2   3   0    0   2  .282  .695   20    1   1   
E Aybar SS                    3   0   1   1    0   0  .278  .708   15    2   2   SH
M Teixeira 1B                 3   2   3   2    1   0  .298  .935   16    9   0   HR,IW
V Guerrero RF                 4   1   1   2    0   0  .285  .844   10    1   0   2B,2·GDP
T Hunter CF                   4   0   1   1    0   0  .273  .808    9    7   0   
G Anderson DH                 2   0   0   1    1   0  .284  .746   14    0   0   SF
J Rivera LF                   4   0   1   0    0   0  .249  .720    7    1   0   GDP
H Kendrick 2B                 4   0   2   0    0   0  .309  .770   13    1   4   CS
M Napoli C                    2   2   0   0    1   1  .214  .805   15    4   0   SH

J Garland P                                                              0   0
  D Oliver P                                                             1   0
  S Shields P                                                            0   0
  F Rodriguez P                                                          0   0
Totals                       31   7  12   7    3   3              119   27   7
BATTING
2B: V Guerrero (21, off N Blackburn).
HR: M Teixeira (26, off B Bonser; 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF Line).
SF: G Anderson (5, off N Blackburn).
SH: M Napoli (1, off B Bonser); E Aybar (9, off N Blackburn).
IBB: M Teixeira (11, by N Blackburn).
TB: M Teixeira 6; C Figgins 3; V Guerrero 2; H Kendrick 2; J Rivera; E Aybar; T Hunter.
GIDP: V Guerrero 2 (26); J Rivera (6).
RBI: V Guerrero 2 (77); M Teixeira 2 (97); G Anderson (71); E Aybar (33); T Hunter (66).
2-out RBI: M Teixeira.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
BASERUNNING
CS: H Kendrick (4, 3rd base by C Breslow/J Mauer).

PITCHING

Minnesota Twins               IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
N Blackburn, L (9-8)           4.2  10   6   3    2   0   0   3.78   26   79-54   41· 1·12   10· 8· 6· 0     24    -     1.02  -0.29
B Bonser                       2.2   2   1   1    1   2   1   6.22   10   33-21   15· 4· 2    5· 1· 1· 0          2-0    0.60  -0.01
C Breslow                      0.2   0   0   0    0   1   0   2.36    1    6-3     0· 0· 3    0· 0· 0· 0          1-0    0.26   0.02
Totals                         8    12   7   4    3   3   1          37  118-78   56· 5·17   15· 9· 7· 0          3-0 
Los Angeles Angels            IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
J Garland                      4.1   6   5   5    1   1   1   4.49   21   89-46   31· 4·11    6· 8· 4· 0     31    -     0.92  -0.16
D Oliver, W (5-1)              2.2   1   0   0    0   1   0   2.81    9   30-18   11· 0· 7    4· 4· 0· 0          2-1    1.53   0.22
S Shields, H (26)              1     0   0   0    0   0   0   2.68    3    9-6     5· 0· 1    1· 2· 0· 0          0-0    1.03   0.08
F Rodriguez, S (49)            1     1   0   0    0   2   0   2.65    4   16-10    5· 2· 3    1· 1· 0· 0          0-0    1.67   0.08
Totals                         9     8   5   5    1   4   1          37  144-80   52· 6·22   12·15· 4· 0          2-1 
Balks: None.
WP: None.
IBB: N Blackburn (2; M Teixeira).
HBP: J Garland (7; C Gomez).

OTHER

Umpires: HP - Randy Marsh, 1B - Brian Gorman, 2B - Hunter Wendelstedt, 3B - Marvin Hudson.
Time of Game: 2:52.
Attendance: 43,906.
Weather: 79° F, Wind 7mph out to Centerfield, Night, No Precipitation.

LINEUPS

   Minnesota Twins               Los Angeles Angels                   
1. D Span               RF    1. C Figgins            3B 
2. A Casilla            2B    2. E Aybar              SS 
3. J Mauer              C     3. M Teixeira           1B 
4. J Morneau            1B    4. V Guerrero           RF 
5. J Kubel              DH    5. T Hunter             CF 
6. D Young              LF    6. G Anderson           DH 
7. B Buscher            3B    7. J Rivera             LF 
8. N Punto              SS    8. H Kendrick           2B 
9. C Gomez              CF    9. M Napoli             C  

   N Blackburn          P        J Garland            P  

TOP 5 PLAYS (wpa explanation)

   Inn Out Score RoB  Pt wWPA  wWE  Batter          Pitcher         Play Detail
  +---+---+-----+---+---+----+----++---------------+---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   t 5   1  6-2  123  7  -17%  64% J Mauer         J Garland       Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Punto Scores; Gomez Scores; Casilla to 3B; Mauer to 2B/Adv on throw
   b 3   1  0-0  123  1   16%  82% V Guerrero      N Blackburn     Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Napoli Scores/unER; Figgins Scores; Teixeira to 3B
   b 6   2  5-6  ---  4   12%  82% M Teixeira      B Bonser        Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
   b 1   1  0-0  1-3  2  -11%  50% V Guerrero      N Blackburn     Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
   t 4   0  4-0  ---  3   -6%  81% A Casilla       J Garland       Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)

PLAY BY PLAY (explanation)

Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Jon Garland facing 1-2-3
  Scr/Out RoB  Pt  wWE  Batter          Play Detail
  +------+---+---+----++---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   O      ---  6   52%  D Span          Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
   O      ---  3   54%  A Casilla       Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
   O      ---  4   55%  J Mauer         Groundout: 2B-1B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Nick Blackburn facing 1-2-3
          ---  4   58%  C Figgins       Single to CF (Line Drive)
   O      1--  5   55%  E Aybar         Flyball: CF
          1--  4   61%  M Teixeira      Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Figgins to 3B
   OO     1-3  2   50%  V Guerrero      Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
                  0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 0.

Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Jon Garland facing 4-5-6
   O      ---  6   52%  J Morneau       Flyball: CF
   O      ---  3   54%  J Kubel         Groundout: 1B unassisted
   O      ---  2   55%  D Young         Flyball: RF
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Nick Blackburn facing 5-6-7
          ---  1   59%  T Hunter        Single to 3B (Bunt to Weak 3B)
   O      1--  4   55%  G Anderson      Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
   O      1--  1   52%  J Rivera        Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
   O      1--  1   50%  H Kendrick      Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 0.

Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Jon Garland facing 7-8-9
   O      ---  6   53%  B Buscher       Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  8   54%  N Punto         Flyball: CF
          ---  2   53%  C Gomez         Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
   O      1--  5   56%  D Span          Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Nick Blackburn facing 9-1-2
          ---  2   60%  M Napoli        Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Napoli to 1B
          1--  4   65%  C Figgins       Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Napoli to 2B
   O      12-  1   65%  E Aybar         Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B (Weak 3B); Napoli to 3B; Figgins to 2B
          -23  4   66%  M Teixeira      Intentional Walk
   RR     123  1   82%  V Guerrero      Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Napoli Scores/unER; Figgins Scores; Teixeira to 3B
   R      -23  3   87%  T Hunter        Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Teixeira Scores/unER; Guerrero to 3B; Hunter to 1B
   RO     1-3  4   88%  G Anderson      Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Guerrero Scores/unER
   O      1--  2   88%  J Rivera        Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
                  4 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 4.

Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Jon Garland facing 2-3-4
   R      ---  3   81%  A Casilla       Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
   O      ---  6   84%  J Mauer         Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
   O      ---  3   85%  J Morneau       Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
          ---  5   84%  J Kubel         Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
   O      1--  6   86%  D Young         Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
                  1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 4.

Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-1, Nick Blackburn facing 8-9-1
   O      ---  4   85%  H Kendrick      Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
          ---  6   86%  M Napoli        Walk
          1--  2   88%  C Figgins       Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Napoli to 2B
   R      12-  6   93%  E Aybar         Single to CF (Line Drive); Napoli Scores; Figgins to 3B
   R      1-3  4   96%  M Teixeira      Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Figgins Scores; Aybar to 3B
   OO     1-3  3   94%  V Guerrero      Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
                  2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 6.

Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-6, Jon Garland facing 7-8-9
          ---  5   92%  B Buscher       Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
          1--  2   88%  N Punto         Single to CF (Line Drive); Buscher to 2B
          12-  1   82%  C Gomez         Hit By Pitch; Buscher to 3B; Punto to 2B
   RO     123  2   85%  D Span          Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Buscher Scores; Punto to 3B
          1-3  4   81%  A Casilla       Walk; Gomez to 2B
   RR     123  7   64%  J Mauer         Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Punto Scores; Gomez Scores; Casilla to 3B; Mauer to 2B/Adv on throw
                  Darren Oliver replaces Jon Garland pitching
   RO     -23  5   66%  J Morneau       Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Casilla Scores; Mauer to 3B
   O      --3  2   71%  J Kubel         Groundout: 2B-P (2B-1B)
                  4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Angels 6.

Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Ahead 6-5, Nick Blackburn facing 5-6-7
   O      ---  3   69%  T Hunter        Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
   O      ---  2   67%  G Anderson      Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
          ---  3   68%  J Rivera        Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
          1--  3   70%  H Kendrick      Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Rivera to 2B
                  Boof Bonser replaces Nick Blackburn pitching
   O      12-  5   66%  M Napoli        Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Angels 6.

Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-6, Darren Oliver facing 6-7-8
   O      ---  3   70%  D Young         Popfly: 2B (Short CF-RF)
   O      ---  4   72%  B Buscher       Strikeout Looking
   O      ---  3   74%  N Punto         Groundout: 2B-1B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Angels 6.

Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Ahead 6-5, Boof Bonser facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  3   72%  C Figgins       Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  3   70%  E Aybar         Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
   R      ---  4   82%  M Teixeira      Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
   O      ---  4   82%  V Guerrero      Popfly: 2B (Short CF-RF)
                  1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Angels 7.

Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-7, Darren Oliver facing 9-1-2
          ---  1   76%  C Gomez         Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
   O      1--  2   81%  D Span          Flyball: CF
   O      1--  5   85%  A Casilla       Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
   O      1--  5   89%  J Mauer         Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Angels 7.

Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Ahead 7-5, Boof Bonser facing 5-6-7
   O      ---  2   88%  T Hunter        Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
          ---  4   89%  G Anderson      Walk
   OO     1--  1   86%  J Rivera        Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Angels 7.

Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-7, Scot Shields facing 4-5-6
                  Scot Shields replaces Darren Oliver pitching
   O      ---  1   90%  J Morneau       Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
   O      ---  7   93%  J Kubel         Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
   O      ---  1   94%  D Young         Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Angels 7.

Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Ahead 7-5, Boof Bonser facing 8-9-1
          ---  5   95%  H Kendrick      Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
   O      1--  2   94%  M Napoli        Bunt Groundout: P-2B (Front of Home); Kendrick to 2B
                  Craig Breslow replaces Boof Bonser pitching
   O      -2-      93%  C Figgins       Kendrick Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
   O      ---  6   92%  " "             Strikeout Looking
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Angels 7.

Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-7, Francisco Rodriguez facing 7-8-9
                  Francisco Rodriguez replaces Scot Shields pitching
   O      ---  1   96%  B Buscher       Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
          ---  6   91%  N Punto         Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
                  Mike Lamb pinch hits for Carlos Gomez batting 9th
          1--      90%  M Lamb          Defensive Indifference; Punto to 2B
   O      -2-  3   96%  " "             Strikeout Swinging
   O      -2-  6  100%  D Span          Strikeout Swinging
        0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Angels 7.

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