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Scores
Standings
MIN
@BOS
4
6
TOR
@CAL
2
5
DET
@CLE
4
3
KCR
@MIL
5
10
NYY
@OAK
4
0
BAL
@SEA
6
5
CHW
@TEX
8
1
PIT
@ATL
2
6
HOU
@CHC
4
2
STL
@CIN
12
6
SFG
@MON
5
3
SDP
@NYM
2
9
LAD
@PHI
5
1
Sunday, August 23, 1987,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 32,956, Time of Game: 2:43
Twins
4
66-60
 Lost 6 
1st
at Red Sox
6
60-63
 Won 3 
5th, 13½ GB
W: Jeff Sellers (5-6)
L: Steve Carlton (6-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  2  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    4  7  0
Red Sox         0  0  0   1  5  0   0  0  X    6  7  0

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dan Gladden LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .253 .314 .344 .658 -0.093 0.88 0.000 -0.093 -1.0 3 0
Greg Gagne SS 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .272 .309 .432 .741 -0.030 0.62 0.020 -0.050 -0.2 1 7
Kirby Puckett CF 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .315 .353 .484 .837 -0.005 0.79 0.052 -0.057 -0.1 1 0 2·2B
Kent Hrbek 1B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .276 .374 .549 .923 0.048 1.05 0.149 -0.101 1.0 10 1 HR
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .257 .305 .507 .811 0.035 0.82 0.098 -0.063 0.5 0 0 HR
Roy Smalley DH 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .287 .362 .445 .808 0.096 0.91 0.143 -0.047 0.8 HR
Tom Brunansky RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .262 .351 .498 .849 -0.061 1.08 0.070 -0.131 -0.6 3 0 CS,GDP
Steve Lombardozzi 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .236 .296 .348 .643 -0.073 0.86 0.000 -0.073 -0.7 1 2
Sal Butera C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .186 .234 .284 .519 -0.023 0.43 0.000 -0.023 -0.4 3 0
   Randy Bush PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .238 .331 .383 .714 -0.045 1.51 0.000 -0.045 -0.3
   Tim Laudner C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .261 .434 .695 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Steve Carlton P 0 1
   Juan Berenguer P 0 0
   Jeff Reardon P 1 0
Team Totals 32 4 7 4 2 11 34 .219 .265 .563 .827 -0.151 0.88 0.532 -0.683 -1.1 24 11
2B: K Puckett 2 (23, 1 off W Gardner, 1 off J Sellers).
HR: G Gaetti (27, off J Sellers, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF); R Smalley (8, off J Sellers, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); K Hrbek (31, off J Sellers, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: R Smalley 4; K Puckett 4; G Gaetti 4; K Hrbek 4; T Brunansky; G Gagne.
GIDP: T Brunansky (11).
RBI: K Hrbek 2 (73); G Gaetti (91); R Smalley (33).
2-out RBI: K Hrbek 2.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Gagne-K Hrbek; G Gagne-S Lombardozzi-K Hrbek.
Baserunning
CS: T Brunansky (10, 2nd base by J Sellers/M Sullivan).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ellis Burks CF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .277 .333 .489 .822 0.004 0.86 0.052 -0.049 -0.0 3 0
Marty Barrett 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .269 .341 .323 .663 0.005 0.81 0.056 -0.052 -0.2 2 5
Wade Boggs 3B 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .361 .456 .593 1.049 0.062 0.96 0.085 -0.023 0.4 0 1
Don Baylor DH 3 1 2 4 0 0 4 .240 .356 .407 .764 0.435 1.53 0.444 -0.009 3.5 HR,HBP
Dwight Evans 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .330 .426 .622 1.048 0.026 1.12 0.108 -0.083 0.0 8 0 HR
Mike Greenwell LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .336 .408 .613 1.021 0.036 0.97 0.077 -0.041 0.3 1 0
Dave Henderson RF 3 0 0 1 1 1 4 .222 .309 .419 .728 0.010 1.27 0.091 -0.081 -0.1 1 0
Spike Owen SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .265 .337 .355 .692 -0.210 1.16 0.000 -0.210 -2.3 0 1 GDP
Marc Sullivan C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .179 .211 .257 .468 -0.017 0.67 0.023 -0.039 -0.2 11 2
Jeff Sellers P 1 1
   Wes Gardner P 0 0
Team Totals 29 6 7 6 5 4 35 .241 .371 .448 .820 0.351 1.04 0.936 -0.587 1.5 27 10
HR: D Baylor (16, off S Carlton, 5th inn, 3 on, 1 out to LF); D Evans (29, off J Berenguer, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
HBP: D Baylor (24, by S Carlton).
TB: D Baylor 5; D Evans 4; M Barrett; M Sullivan; W Boggs; E Burks.
GIDP: S Owen (6).
RBI: D Baylor 4 (57); D Evans (99); D Henderson (25).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Boggs-M Barrett-D Evans.
PB: M Sullivan (9).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Carlton, L (6-13) 4.1 6 5 5 3 2 1 6.06 22 30 -0.341 1.40 -2.5
Juan Berenguer 3.1 1 1 1 2 2 1 3.83 12 0 0 -0.013 0.44 0.9
Jeff Reardon 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.80 1 0 0 0.004 0.16 0.1
Team Totals 8 7 6 6 5 4 2 6.75 35 30 0 0 -0.350 1.04 -1.5

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jeff Sellers, W (5-6) 7.1 6 4 4 1 10 3 6.24 28 59 0.025 0.79 0.2
Wes Gardner, S (6) 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 5.37 6 0 0 0.125 1.33 0.9
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 2 11 3 4.00 34 59 0 0 0.150 0.88 1.1
Balks: S Carlton (5).
WP: None.
HBP: S Carlton (3; D Baylor).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Joyce, 1B - Tim Welke, 2B - Joe Brinkman, 3B - Mike Reilly.
Time of Game: 2:43.
Attendance: 32,956.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Boston Red Sox
1 Dan Gladden LF 1 Ellis Burks CF
2 Greg Gagne SS 2 Marty Barrett 2B
3 Kirby Puckett CF 3 Wade Boggs 3B
4 Kent Hrbek 1B 4 Don Baylor DH
5 Gary Gaetti 3B 5 Dwight Evans 1B
6 Roy Smalley DH 6 Mike Greenwell LF
7 Tom Brunansky RF 7 Dave Henderson RF
8 Steve Lombardozzi 2B 8 Spike Owen SS
9 Sal Butera C 9 Marc Sullivan C
Steve Carlton P Jeff Sellers P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-4 1 123 RRRR BOS D. Baylor S. Carlton 35% 68% Home Run; Burks Scores; Barrett Scores; Boggs Scores
b4 1-4 1 123 OO BOS S. Owen S. Carlton -17% 18% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t3 2-0 2 1-- RR MIN K. Hrbek J. Sellers -15% 17% Home Run; Gagne Scores
b5 5-4 1 --- R BOS D. Evans J. Berenguer 11% 79% Home Run
t2 0-0 0 --- R MIN G. Gaetti J. Sellers -10% 40% Home Run (LF-CF)

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' Jeff Sellers facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN D. Gladden J. Sellers 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN G. Gagne J. Sellers 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- MIN K. Puckett J. Sellers -2% 52% Double to CF (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
t1 0-0 2 -2- O MIN K. Hrbek J. Sellers 3% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Steve Carlton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BOS E. Burks S. Carlton -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O BOS M. Barrett S. Carlton -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O BOS W. Boggs S. Carlton -1% 50% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Jeff Sellers facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- R MIN G. Gaetti J. Sellers -10% 40% Home Run (LF-CF)
t2 1-0 0 --- R MIN R. Smalley J. Sellers -9% 31% Home Run
t2 2-0 0 --- O MIN T. Brunansky J. Sellers 2% 33% Strikeout
t2 2-0 1 --- O MIN S. Lombardozzi J. Sellers 1% 34% Groundout: P-1B
t2 2-0 2 --- O MIN S. Butera J. Sellers 1% 35% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Steve Carlton facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- BOS D. Baylor S. Carlton 4% 39% Hit By Pitch
b2 0-2 0 1-- O BOS D. Evans S. Carlton -2% 37% Groundout: SS-1B; Baylor to 2B
b2 0-2 1 -2- O BOS M. Greenwell S. Carlton -3% 34% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Baylor to 3B
b2 0-2 2 --3 O BOS D. Henderson S. Carlton -4% 30% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Jeff Sellers facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- O MIN D. Gladden J. Sellers 2% 32% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- MIN G. Gagne J. Sellers -2% 30% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B)
t3 2-0 1 1-- O MIN K. Puckett J. Sellers 2% 32% Strikeout
t3 2-0 2 1-- RR MIN K. Hrbek J. Sellers -15% 17% Home Run; Gagne Scores
t3 4-0 2 --- O MIN G. Gaetti J. Sellers 1% 18% Groundout: P unassisted
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Steve Carlton facing 8-9-1
b3 0-4 0 --- O BOS S. Owen S. Carlton -2% 16% Flyball: CF
b3 0-4 1 --- BOS M. Sullivan S. Carlton 2% 18% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B)
b3 0-4 1 1-- O BOS E. Burks S. Carlton -3% 15% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-4 2 1-- O BOS M. Barrett S. Carlton -2% 13% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-0, Red Sox' Jeff Sellers facing 6-7-8
t4 4-0 0 --- O MIN R. Smalley J. Sellers 1% 15% Flyball: LF
t4 4-0 1 --- MIN T. Brunansky J. Sellers -1% 13% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t4 4-0 1 1-- O MIN S. Lombardozzi J. Sellers 2% 15% Brunansky Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t4 4-0 2 --- O MIN S. Lombardozzi J. Sellers 1% 16% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Steve Carlton facing 3-4-5
b4 0-4 0 --- BOS W. Boggs S. Carlton 3% 19% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B)
b4 0-4 0 1-- BOS D. Baylor S. Carlton 6% 25% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Boggs to 2B
b4 0-4 0 12- O BOS D. Evans S. Carlton -5% 19% Strikeout
b4 0-4 1 12- BOS M. Greenwell S. Carlton 6% 26% Walk; Boggs to 3B; Baylor to 2B
b4 0-4 1 123 R BOS D. Henderson S. Carlton 9% 35% Walk; Boggs Scores; Baylor to 3B; Greenwell to 2B
b4 1-4 1 123 OO BOS S. Owen S. Carlton -17% 18% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-1, Red Sox' Jeff Sellers facing 9-1-2
t5 4-1 0 --- O MIN S. Butera J. Sellers 1% 19% Strikeout
t5 4-1 1 --- O MIN D. Gladden J. Sellers 1% 20% Strikeout
t5 4-1 2 --- O MIN G. Gagne J. Sellers 1% 21% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Steve Carlton facing 9-1-2
b5 1-4 0 --- O BOS M. Sullivan S. Carlton -3% 18% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-4 1 --- BOS E. Burks S. Carlton 3% 21% Single to 1B (Bunt to P's Left)
b5 1-4 1 1-- BOS M. Barrett S. Carlton 1% 22% Balk; Burks to 2B
b5 1-4 1 -2- BOS M. Barrett S. Carlton 6% 28% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Burks to 3B
b5 1-4 1 1-3 BOS W. Boggs S. Carlton 5% 33% Walk; Barrett to 2B
b5 1-4 1 123 RRRR BOS D. Baylor S. Carlton 35% 68% Home Run; Burks Scores; Barrett Scores; Boggs Scores
Juan Berenguer replaces Steve Carlton pitching
b5 5-4 1 --- R BOS D. Evans J. Berenguer 11% 79% Home Run
b5 6-4 1 --- BOS M. Greenwell J. Berenguer 2% 80% Walk
b5 6-4 1 1-- OO BOS D. Henderson J. Berenguer -4% 77% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-6, Red Sox' Jeff Sellers facing 3-4-5
t6 4-6 0 --- O MIN K. Puckett J. Sellers 3% 80% Strikeout
t6 4-6 1 --- O MIN K. Hrbek J. Sellers 2% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 4-6 2 --- O MIN G. Gaetti J. Sellers 1% 84% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-4, Twins' Juan Berenguer facing 8-9-1
b6 6-4 0 --- O BOS S. Owen J. Berenguer -1% 82% Lineout: LF
b6 6-4 1 --- O BOS M. Sullivan J. Berenguer -1% 81% Strikeout Looking
b6 6-4 2 --- BOS E. Burks J. Berenguer 1% 82% Walk
b6 6-4 2 1-- O BOS M. Barrett J. Berenguer -2% 80% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-6, Red Sox' Jeff Sellers facing 6-7-8
t7 4-6 0 --- O MIN R. Smalley J. Sellers 4% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 4-6 1 --- MIN T. Brunansky J. Sellers -4% 80% Walk
t7 4-6 1 1-- MIN S. Lombardozzi J. Sellers -2% 78% Passed Ball; Brunansky to 2B
t7 4-6 1 -2- O MIN S. Lombardozzi J. Sellers 5% 84% Strikeout
Randy Bush pinch hits for Sal Butera (C) batting 9th
t7 4-6 2 -2- O MIN R. Bush J. Sellers 4% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-4, Twins' Juan Berenguer facing 3-4-5
Tim Laudner replaces Randy Bush (PH) playing C batting 9th
b7 6-4 0 --- O BOS W. Boggs J. Berenguer -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 6-4 1 --- O BOS D. Baylor J. Berenguer -1% 86% Lineout: LF
b7 6-4 2 --- O BOS D. Evans J. Berenguer -1% 85% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-6, Red Sox' Jeff Sellers facing 1-2-3
t8 4-6 0 --- O MIN D. Gladden J. Sellers 4% 89% Strikeout Looking
Wes Gardner replaces Jeff Sellers pitching
t8 4-6 1 --- O MIN G. Gagne W. Gardner 3% 92% Strikeout
t8 4-6 2 --- MIN K. Puckett W. Gardner -3% 89% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t8 4-6 2 -2- O MIN K. Hrbek W. Gardner 5% 93% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-4, Twins' Juan Berenguer facing 6-7-8
b8 6-4 0 --- O BOS M. Greenwell J. Berenguer -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 6-4 1 --- O BOS D. Henderson J. Berenguer -1% 92% Strikeout
Jeff Reardon replaces Juan Berenguer pitching
b8 6-4 2 --- O BOS S. Owen J. Reardon -0% 92% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-6, Red Sox' Wes Gardner facing 5-6-7
t9 4-6 0 --- O MIN G. Gaetti W. Gardner 4% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 4-6 1 --- MIN R. Smalley W. Gardner -5% 91% Walk
t9 4-6 1 1-- OO MIN T. Brunansky W. Gardner 9% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 6.

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