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MIN
@BOS
4
9
BAL
@CAL
4
5
CLE
@KCR
8
4
MIL
@NYY
4
7
DET
@OAK
0
4
CHW
@WSA
2
0
LAD
@ATL
1
3
PHI
@CHC
2
11
SFG
@CIN
4
3
NYM
@HOU
4
9
SDP
@PIT
1
2
MON
@STL
0
6
Friday, July 16, 1971, 7:52PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 29,293, Time of Game: 2:28
Twins
4
41-48
 Lost 2 
3rd, 17 GB
at Red Sox
9
51-37
 Won 2 
2nd, 4½ GB
W: Sonny Siebert (13-4)
L: Bert Blyleven (7-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  4    4  8  0
Red Sox         2  0  3   0  2  0   0  2  X    9 13  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Steve Braun 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .255 .718 -0.056 0.53 0.001 -0.057 -0.6 1 2
Cesar Tovar RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .293 .708 -0.026 0.28 0.002 -0.027 -0.5 2 0
   Tom Hall P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .683 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Harmon Killebrew 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 .264 .812 0.007 0.16 0.019 -0.012 1.0 6 0 2·2B
Rod Carew 2B 4 1 1 1 0 1 .283 .691 -0.041 0.41 0.000 -0.041 -0.0 1 2 2B
Leo Cardenas SS 4 1 1 2 0 0 .286 .800 -0.029 0.30 0.001 -0.031 0.7 1 3 HR
Jim Nettles CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 .350 .991 -0.016 0.21 0.004 -0.020 0.8 4 0 HR
Jim Holt LF-RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .618 0.030 0.36 0.041 -0.012 -0.2 1 0
Phil Roof C 3 0 0 0 0 2 .198 .518 -0.043 0.63 0.000 -0.043 -0.7 8 0
   Tony Oliva PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .373 1.053 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.1
Bert Blyleven P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .080 .178 -0.021 1.29 0.000 -0.021 -0.2 0 0 SH
   Hal Haydel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Rich Reese PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .560 -0.003 0.13 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
   Jim Strickland P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brant Alyea PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .197 .551 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 8 4 0 4 .235 .735 -0.201 0.34 0.068 -0.270 -0.2 24 8
2B: R Carew (10, off S Siebert); H Killebrew 2 (14, 2 off S Siebert).
HR: L Cardenas (12, off S Siebert; 9th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF); J Nettles (3, off S Siebert; 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
SH: B Blyleven (2, off S Siebert).
TB: J Nettles 5; L Cardenas 4; H Killebrew 4; R Carew 2; C Tovar; S Braun.
RBI: L Cardenas 2 (48); J Nettles (6); R Carew (28).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Braun-R Carew-H Killebrew.

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
John Kennedy 2B 5 2 2 0 0 1 .312 .834 0.103 0.59 0.108 -0.005 0.7 0 4
Luis Aparicio SS 4 3 4 0 1 0 .220 .587 0.120 0.50 0.120 0.000 2.0 0 1
Reggie Smith CF 3 1 1 3 1 1 .282 .858 -0.066 0.54 0.001 -0.067 0.8 3 0 HR,SF
Carl Yastrzemski LF 5 0 1 2 0 2 .268 .844 0.105 0.45 0.122 -0.017 0.3 1 0 2B
Rico Petrocelli 3B 4 1 1 2 0 2 .238 .809 0.069 0.33 0.095 -0.026 1.2 1 2 HR
George Scott 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 .256 .739 -0.019 0.23 0.004 -0.023 -0.2 11 4
Joe Lahoud RF 3 1 1 2 1 0 .265 .948 0.007 0.24 0.026 -0.019 1.6 3 0 HR
Bob Montgomery C 4 0 2 0 0 1 .299 .735 0.026 0.15 0.027 -0.001 0.6 4 0 2B
Sonny Siebert P 4 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .773 -0.045 0.32 0.000 -0.045 -1.5 4 1 GDP
Team Totals 35 9 13 9 4 8 .371 1.111 0.300 0.39 0.503 -0.203 5.3 27 12
2B: B Montgomery (4, off B Blyleven); C Yastrzemski (15, off B Blyleven).
HR: R Petrocelli (16, off B Blyleven; 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); J Lahoud (9, off H Haydel; 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF); R Smith (19, off T Hall; 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: R Smith (2, off B Blyleven).
TB: R Petrocelli 4; R Smith 4; L Aparicio 4; J Lahoud 4; B Montgomery 3; J Kennedy 2; C Yastrzemski 2; G Scott.
GIDP: S Siebert (2).
RBI: R Smith 3 (48); C Yastrzemski 2 (51); R Petrocelli 2 (62); J Lahoud 2 (17).
2-out RBI: R Smith 2; J Lahoud 2; R Petrocelli 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
E: B Montgomery (3).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bert Blyleven, L (7-12) 3 9 5 5 0 2 1 3.37 17 23 -0.297 0.81 -4.2
Hal Haydel 2 2 2 2 1 4 1 5.56 9 1 0 -0.003 0.16 -0.5
Jim Strickland 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.00 9 0 0 0.002 0.01 0.9
Tom Hall 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 3.21 5 0 0 -0.001 0.00 -1.5
Team Totals 8 13 9 9 4 8 3 10.12 40 23 1 0 -0.299 0.39 -5.3
B Blyleven faced 1 batter in the 4th inning.

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Sonny Siebert, W (13-4) 9 8 4 4 0 4 2 2.96 36 59 0.201 0.34 0.2
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 0 4 2 4.00 36 59 0.201 0.34 0.2
Balks: None.
WP: B Blyleven (4); S Siebert (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Art Frantz, 2B - Bill Deegan, 3B - Nestor Chylak.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Boston Red Sox
1 Steve Braun 3B 1 John Kennedy 2B
2 Cesar Tovar RF 2 Luis Aparicio SS
3 Harmon Killebrew 1B 3 Reggie Smith CF
4 Rod Carew 2B 4 Carl Yastrzemski LF
5 Leo Cardenas SS 5 Rico Petrocelli 3B
6 Jim Nettles CF 6 George Scott 1B
7 Jim Holt LF 7 Joe Lahoud RF
8 Phil Roof C 8 Bob Montgomery C
9 Bert Blyleven P 9 Sonny Siebert P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 -23 RR BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Blyleven 12% 76% Double to CF; Kennedy Scores; Aparicio Scores
b3 3-0 2 1-- RR BOS R. Petrocelli B. Blyleven 9% 93% Home Run; Aparicio Scores
b3 2-0 0 1-- BOS L. Aparicio B. Blyleven 6% 86% Single to RF (Line Drive); Kennedy to 3B
b1 0-0 0 1-- BOS L. Aparicio B. Blyleven 5% 64% Single to 2B; Kennedy to 2B
b1 0-0 0 -23 O BOS R. Smith B. Blyleven -5% 63% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Sonny Siebert facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN S. Braun S. Siebert 2% 52% Foul Flyball: 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN C. Tovar S. Siebert 1% 54% Groundout: 1B-P
t1 0-0 2 --- O MIN H. Killebrew S. Siebert 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- BOS J. Kennedy B. Blyleven 4% 58% Single to SS
b1 0-0 0 1-- BOS L. Aparicio B. Blyleven 5% 64% Single to 2B; Kennedy to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- BOS R. Smith B. Blyleven 5% 69% Wild Pitch; Kennedy to 3B; Aparicio to 2B
b1 0-0 0 -23 O BOS R. Smith B. Blyleven -5% 63% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 -23 RR BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Blyleven 12% 76% Double to CF; Kennedy Scores; Aparicio Scores
b1 2-0 1 -2- O BOS R. Petrocelli B. Blyleven -2% 73% Strikeout
b1 2-0 2 -2- O BOS G. Scott B. Blyleven -2% 71% Lineout: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Sonny Siebert facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O MIN R. Carew S. Siebert 2% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-2 1 --- O MIN L. Cardenas S. Siebert 2% 75% Flyball: RF
t2 0-2 2 --- O MIN J. Nettles S. Siebert 1% 76% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- O BOS J. Lahoud B. Blyleven -1% 74% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b2 2-0 1 --- BOS B. Montgomery B. Blyleven 2% 76% Single to 2B
b2 2-0 1 1-- OO BOS S. Siebert B. Blyleven -3% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Sonny Siebert facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- MIN J. Holt S. Siebert -4% 68% Reached on Interference on C; Holt to 1B
t3 0-2 0 1-- O MIN P. Roof S. Siebert 4% 72% Flyball: CF
t3 0-2 1 1-- O MIN B. Blyleven S. Siebert 2% 74% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Holt to 2B
t3 0-2 2 -2- O MIN S. Braun S. Siebert 3% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- BOS J. Kennedy B. Blyleven 2% 80% Single to SS
b3 2-0 0 1-- BOS L. Aparicio B. Blyleven 6% 86% Single to RF (Line Drive); Kennedy to 3B
b3 2-0 0 1-3 RO BOS R. Smith B. Blyleven -1% 85% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Kennedy Scores
b3 3-0 1 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Blyleven -1% 84% Lineout: LF
b3 3-0 2 1-- RR BOS R. Petrocelli B. Blyleven 9% 93% Home Run; Aparicio Scores
b3 5-0 2 --- BOS G. Scott B. Blyleven 0% 94% Single to SS
b3 5-0 2 1-- O BOS J. Lahoud B. Blyleven -0% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Red Sox' Sonny Siebert facing 2-3-4
t4 0-5 0 --- O MIN C. Tovar S. Siebert 1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-5 1 --- MIN H. Killebrew S. Siebert -2% 92% Double to LF
t4 0-5 1 -2- O MIN R. Carew S. Siebert 2% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B; Killebrew to 3B
t4 0-5 2 --3 O MIN L. Cardenas S. Siebert 1% 95% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 8-9-1
b4 5-0 0 --- BOS B. Montgomery B. Blyleven 1% 96% Double to RF (Line Drive)
Hal Haydel replaces Bert Blyleven pitching and batting 9th
b4 5-0 0 -2- O BOS S. Siebert H. Haydel -1% 95% Fielder's Choice P; Montgomery out at 3B/P-3B; Siebert to 1B
b4 5-0 1 1-- O BOS J. Kennedy H. Haydel -0% 95% Strikeout Looking
b4 5-0 2 1-- BOS L. Aparicio H. Haydel 0% 95% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Siebert to 2B
b4 5-0 2 12- O BOS R. Smith H. Haydel -1% 95% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Red Sox' Sonny Siebert facing 6-7-8
t5 0-5 0 --- O MIN J. Nettles S. Siebert 1% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 0-5 1 --- O MIN J. Holt S. Siebert 1% 96% Flyball: LF
t5 0-5 2 --- O MIN P. Roof S. Siebert 0% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, Twins' Hal Haydel facing 4-5-6
b5 5-0 0 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski H. Haydel -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
b5 5-0 1 --- O BOS R. Petrocelli H. Haydel -0% 96% Strikeout
b5 5-0 2 --- BOS G. Scott H. Haydel 0% 96% Walk
b5 5-0 2 1-- RR BOS J. Lahoud H. Haydel 3% 99% Home Run; Scott Scores
b5 7-0 2 --- O BOS B. Montgomery H. Haydel -0% 99% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-7, Red Sox' Sonny Siebert facing 9-1-2
Rich Reese pinch hits for Hal Haydel (P) batting 9th
t6 0-7 0 --- O MIN R. Reese S. Siebert 0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 0-7 1 --- O MIN S. Braun S. Siebert 0% 99% Flyball: RF
t6 0-7 2 --- MIN C. Tovar S. Siebert -0% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t6 0-7 2 1-- O MIN H. Killebrew S. Siebert 0% 99% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-0, Twins' Jim Strickland facing 9-1-2
Jim Strickland replaces Rich Reese (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 7-0 0 --- O BOS S. Siebert J. Strickland -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 7-0 1 --- O BOS J. Kennedy J. Strickland -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b6 7-0 2 --- BOS L. Aparicio J. Strickland 0% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b6 7-0 2 1-- BOS R. Smith J. Strickland 0% 99% Walk; Aparicio to 2B
b6 7-0 2 12- O BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Strickland -0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-7, Red Sox' Sonny Siebert facing 4-5-6
t7 0-7 0 --- O MIN R. Carew S. Siebert 0% 100% Strikeout
t7 0-7 1 --- O MIN L. Cardenas S. Siebert 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-7 2 --- MIN J. Nettles S. Siebert -0% 100% Single to 3B/Bunt
t7 0-7 2 1-- O MIN J. Holt S. Siebert 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-0, Twins' Jim Strickland facing 5-6-7
b7 7-0 0 --- O BOS R. Petrocelli J. Strickland -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 7-0 1 --- O BOS G. Scott J. Strickland -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 7-0 2 --- BOS J. Lahoud J. Strickland 0% 100% Walk
b7 7-0 2 1-- O BOS B. Montgomery J. Strickland -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-7, Red Sox' Sonny Siebert facing 8-9-1
t8 0-7 0 --- O MIN P. Roof S. Siebert 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
Brant Alyea pinch hits for Jim Strickland (P) batting 9th
t8 0-7 1 --- O MIN B. Alyea S. Siebert 0% 100% Strikeout
t8 0-7 2 --- MIN S. Braun S. Siebert -0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t8 0-7 2 1-- O MIN C. Tovar S. Siebert 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-0, Twins' Tom Hall facing 9-1-2
Tom Hall replaces Cesar Tovar (RF) pitching and batting 2nd
Brant Alyea moves from PH to LF
Jim Holt moves from LF to RF
b8 7-0 0 --- O BOS S. Siebert T. Hall -0% 100% Strikeout
b8 7-0 1 --- O BOS J. Kennedy T. Hall 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 7-0 2 --- BOS L. Aparicio T. Hall 0% 100% Walk
b8 7-0 2 1-- RR BOS R. Smith T. Hall 0% 100% Home Run; Aparicio Scores
b8 9-0 2 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski T. Hall 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 9.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-9, Red Sox' Sonny Siebert facing 3-4-5
t9 0-9 0 --- MIN H. Killebrew S. Siebert -0% 100% Double to LF
t9 0-9 0 -2- MIN R. Carew S. Siebert -0% 100% Wild Pitch; Killebrew to 3B
t9 0-9 0 --3 R MIN R. Carew S. Siebert -0% 100% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Killebrew Scores
t9 1-9 0 -2- RR MIN L. Cardenas S. Siebert -0% 100% Home Run; Carew Scores
t9 3-9 0 --- R MIN J. Nettles S. Siebert -0% 99% Home Run
t9 4-9 0 --- O MIN J. Holt S. Siebert 0% 100% Flyball: CF
Tony Oliva pinch hits for Phil Roof (C) batting 8th
t9 4-9 1 --- O MIN T. Oliva S. Siebert 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 4-9 2 --- O MIN B. Alyea S. Siebert 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 9.

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