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Scores
Standings
MIN
@BOS
0
5
BAL
@CAL
3
8
MIL
@KCR
1
6
CHW
@NYY
2
12
CHW
@NYY
0
7
 
(6)
CLE
@OAK
5
6
DET
@TEX
6
8
PHI
@ATL
6
4
SFG
@CHC
5
4
MON
@CIN
0
4
NYM
@HOU
2
6
SDP
@PIT
4
5
 
(10)
SDP
@PIT
0
7
LAD
@STL
4
3
 
(15)
Friday, July 20, 1973, 7:36PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 22,996, Time of Game: 2:33
Twins
0
48-46
 Lost 1 
3rd, 5 GB
at Red Sox
5
51-43
 Won 1 
2nd, 2½ GB
W: John Curtis (8-8)
L: Bert Blyleven (12-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  0
Red Sox         1  1  0   0  1  2   0  0  X    5 11  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Larry Hisle CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .255 .340 .395 .735 -0.054 1.07 0.041 -0.095 -0.6 1 0
Rod Carew 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .350 .413 .488 .901 -0.007 0.96 0.066 -0.074 -0.2 5 6 SB
Bobby Darwin RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .266 .321 .415 .736 -0.102 0.83 0.000 -0.102 -1.1 2 0
Tony Oliva DH 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .287 .341 .404 .745 0.012 0.75 0.025 -0.014 0.0
George Mitterwald C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .254 .325 .406 .731 -0.122 1.15 0.000 -0.122 -1.4 4 0
Joe Lis 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .219 .299 .394 .692 -0.063 0.69 0.004 -0.067 -0.4 10 0
Jerry Terrell 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .276 .309 .322 .631 -0.004 0.48 0.027 -0.032 -0.2 0 3
Danny Walton LF 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .159 .303 .341 .644 -0.001 0.54 0.031 -0.032 -0.1 1 0
Danny Thompson SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .239 .277 .301 .578 -0.012 0.82 0.044 -0.055 -0.6 1 4 2B,GDP
Bert Blyleven P 0 0
   Ray Corbin P 0 1
   Bill Hands P 0 0
Team Totals 30 0 5 0 5 7 35 .167 .286 .200 .486 -0.353 0.81 0.238 -0.593 -4.6 24 14
2B: D Thompson (8, off J Curtis).
TB: D Thompson 2; B Darwin; R Carew; J Terrell; D Walton.
GIDP: D Thompson (7).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Baserunning
SB: R Carew (20, 2nd base off J Curtis/C Fisk).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tommy Harper LF 4 1 3 3 0 0 4 .256 .341 .399 .741 0.152 0.70 0.175 -0.023 2.5 1 0 HR,SB
   Dwight Evans LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .303 .358 .661 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Reggie Smith CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .285 .389 .477 .865 -0.049 0.58 0.000 -0.049 -1.2 3 1
Carl Yastrzemski 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .256 .353 .430 .783 -0.048 0.49 0.002 -0.050 -0.4 9 0
Orlando Cepeda DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .284 .331 .441 .771 -0.044 0.41 0.000 -0.044 -1.1
Rico Petrocelli 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .244 .327 .406 .733 0.017 0.40 0.038 -0.022 0.3 0 2 2B
Carlton Fisk C 4 2 3 2 0 0 4 .278 .337 .497 .834 0.163 0.45 0.165 -0.002 2.2 8 0 HR
Rick Miller RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .248 .339 .339 .678 -0.069 0.50 0.000 -0.069 -1.5 2 0
Doug Griffin 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .291 .327 .386 .713 -0.043 0.42 0.000 -0.043 -1.0 3 5
Mario Guerrero SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .262 .300 .305 .605 0.068 0.32 0.068 0.000 1.1 1 1 2B
John Curtis P 0 1
Team Totals 35 5 11 5 1 3 36 .314 .333 .543 .876 0.147 0.48 0.448 -0.302 0.9 27 10
2B: M Guerrero (2, off B Blyleven); R Petrocelli (11, off B Blyleven).
HR: T Harper (8, off B Blyleven, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); C Fisk (18, off B Blyleven, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: C Fisk 6; T Harper 6; M Guerrero 3; R Petrocelli 3; C Yastrzemski.
RBI: T Harper 3 (40); C Fisk 2 (47).
2-out RBI: T Harper.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Griffin-C Yastrzemski.
E: C Fisk (5).
Outfield Assists: R Smith (B Darwin at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: T Harper (21, 2nd base off B Blyleven/G Mitterwald).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bert Blyleven, L (12-9) 5.2 9 5 5 1 3 2 2.59 27 33 -0.132 0.60 -1.4
Ray Corbin 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.55 2 2 1 -0.018 0.26 -0.6
Bill Hands 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.40 7 0 0 0.004 0.04 1.0
Team Totals 8 11 5 5 1 3 2 5.62 36 33 2 1 -0.146 0.48 -0.9

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Curtis, W (8-8) 9 5 0 0 5 7 0 3.08 35 79 0.353 0.81 4.6
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 5 7 0 0.00 35 79 0.353 0.81 4.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Deegan, 1B - Frank Umont, 2B - Don Denkinger, 3B - Merle Anthony.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: 22,996.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Night.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 0 --- R BOS T. Harper B. Blyleven 10% 65% Home Run
b2 1-0 1 --- R BOS C. Fisk B. Blyleven 10% 73% Home Run
t4 0-2 2 -23 O MIN L. Hisle J. Curtis 7% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --3 O MIN B. Darwin J. Curtis 6% 51% Strikeout
b4 2-0 1 1-3 O BOS R. Miller B. Blyleven -5% 78% Fielder's Choice SS; Petrocelli out at Hm/SS-C; Fisk to 2B

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' John Curtis facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN L. Hisle J. Curtis 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- MIN R. Carew J. Curtis -2% 50% Single/Bunt
t1 0-0 1 1-- MIN B. Darwin J. Curtis -4% 46% Carew Steals 2B; Carew to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t1 0-0 1 --3 O MIN B. Darwin J. Curtis 6% 51% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --3 MIN T. Oliva J. Curtis -1% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O MIN G. Mitterwald J. Curtis 5% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 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 --- R BOS T. Harper B. Blyleven 10% 65% Home Run
b1 1-0 0 --- O BOS R. Smith B. Blyleven -2% 63% Popfly: LF
b1 1-0 1 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Blyleven -1% 61% Flyball: CF
b1 1-0 2 --- O BOS O. Cepeda B. Blyleven -1% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- O MIN J. Lis J. Curtis 2% 63% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 1 --- MIN J. Terrell J. Curtis -3% 60% Single/Bunt
t2 0-1 1 1-- O MIN D. Walton J. Curtis 3% 63% Strikeout
t2 0-1 2 1-- O MIN D. Thompson J. Curtis 2% 66% Popfly: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- O BOS R. Petrocelli B. Blyleven -2% 64% Strikeout
b2 1-0 1 --- R BOS C. Fisk B. Blyleven 10% 73% Home Run
b2 2-0 1 --- O BOS R. Miller B. Blyleven -1% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 2-0 2 --- O BOS D. Griffin B. Blyleven -1% 71% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 1-2-3
t3 0-2 0 --- MIN L. Hisle J. Curtis -4% 67% Walk
t3 0-2 0 1-- O MIN R. Carew J. Curtis 4% 71% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B
t3 0-2 1 1-- O MIN B. Darwin J. Curtis 2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B; Carew to 2B
t3 0-2 2 -2- MIN T. Oliva J. Curtis -1% 72% Walk
t3 0-2 2 12- O MIN G. Mitterwald J. Curtis 5% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
b3 2-0 0 --- BOS M. Guerrero B. Blyleven 2% 79% Walk
b3 2-0 0 1-- O BOS T. Harper B. Blyleven -2% 77% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 2-0 1 1-- O BOS R. Smith B. Blyleven -2% 75% Flyball: RF
b3 2-0 2 1-- BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Blyleven 1% 76% Harper Steals 2B
b3 2-0 2 -2- O BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Blyleven -2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 6-7-8
t4 0-2 0 --- O MIN J. Lis J. Curtis 3% 76% Strikeout
t4 0-2 1 --- O MIN J. Terrell J. Curtis 2% 78% Popfly: RF
t4 0-2 2 --- MIN D. Walton J. Curtis -1% 76% Walk
t4 0-2 2 1-- MIN D. Thompson J. Curtis -4% 72% Double to LF; Walton to 3B
t4 0-2 2 -23 O MIN L. Hisle J. Curtis 7% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
b4 2-0 0 --- O BOS O. Cepeda B. Blyleven -2% 77% Flyball: RF
b4 2-0 1 --- BOS R. Petrocelli B. Blyleven 2% 79% Single to LF
b4 2-0 1 1-- BOS C. Fisk B. Blyleven 4% 83% Single to RF; Petrocelli to 3B
b4 2-0 1 1-3 O BOS R. Miller B. Blyleven -5% 78% Fielder's Choice SS; Petrocelli out at Hm/SS-C; Fisk to 2B
b4 2-0 2 12- O BOS D. Griffin B. Blyleven -3% 75% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 2-3-4
t5 0-2 0 --- O MIN R. Carew J. Curtis 3% 78% Strikeout
t5 0-2 1 --- O MIN B. Darwin J. Curtis 2% 80% Strikeout
t5 0-2 2 --- O MIN T. Oliva J. Curtis 1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
b5 2-0 0 --- BOS M. Guerrero B. Blyleven 4% 85% Double to RF
b5 2-0 0 -2- R BOS T. Harper B. Blyleven 5% 90% Single to RF; Guerrero Scores
b5 3-0 0 1-- O BOS R. Smith B. Blyleven -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B; Harper to 2B
b5 3-0 1 -2- O BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Blyleven -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B; Harper to 3B
b5 3-0 2 --3 O BOS O. Cepeda B. Blyleven -2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 5-6-7
t6 0-3 0 --- O MIN G. Mitterwald J. Curtis 2% 89% Flyball: CF
t6 0-3 1 --- O MIN J. Lis J. Curtis 2% 90% Lineout: LF
t6 0-3 2 --- O MIN J. Terrell J. Curtis 1% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 5-6-7
b6 3-0 0 --- BOS R. Petrocelli B. Blyleven 2% 93% Double to RF
b6 3-0 0 -2- R BOS C. Fisk B. Blyleven 2% 96% Single to CF; Petrocelli Scores
b6 4-0 0 1-- O BOS R. Miller B. Blyleven -1% 95% Popfly: 1B
b6 4-0 1 1-- O BOS D. Griffin B. Blyleven -1% 95% Strikeout Looking
b6 4-0 2 1-- BOS M. Guerrero B. Blyleven 0% 95% Single to LF; Fisk to 2B
Ray Corbin replaces Bert Blyleven pitching
b6 4-0 2 12- R BOS T. Harper R. Corbin 2% 97% Single to LF; Fisk Scores; Guerrero to 2B
b6 5-0 2 12- O BOS R. Smith R. Corbin -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 8-9-1
Dwight Evans replaces Tommy Harper playing LF batting 1st
t7 0-5 0 --- MIN D. Walton J. Curtis -2% 95% Single
t7 0-5 0 1-- OO MIN D. Thompson J. Curtis 3% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
t7 0-5 2 --- O MIN L. Hisle J. Curtis 0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, Twins' Bill Hands facing 3-4-5
Bill Hands replaces Ray Corbin pitching
b7 5-0 0 --- BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Hands 0% 99% Single to RF
b7 5-0 0 1-- O BOS O. Cepeda B. Hands -0% 99% Popfly: 2B
b7 5-0 1 1-- O BOS R. Petrocelli B. Hands -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 5-0 2 1-- O BOS C. Fisk B. Hands -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 2-3-4
t8 0-5 0 --- O MIN R. Carew J. Curtis 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 0-5 1 --- O MIN B. Darwin J. Curtis 0% 99% Single to CF; Darwin out at 2B/CF-2B
t8 0-5 2 --- O MIN T. Oliva J. Curtis 0% 100% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, Twins' Bill Hands facing 7-8-9
b8 5-0 0 --- O BOS R. Miller B. Hands -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 5-0 1 --- O BOS D. Griffin B. Hands -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 5-0 2 --- O BOS M. Guerrero B. Hands -0% 99% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 5-6-7
t9 0-5 0 --- O MIN G. Mitterwald J. Curtis 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
t9 0-5 1 --- MIN J. Lis J. Curtis -0% 99% Walk
t9 0-5 1 1-- O MIN J. Terrell J. Curtis 0% 100% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B; Lis to 2B
t9 0-5 2 -2- O MIN D. Walton J. Curtis 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 5.

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