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10
Friday, August 14, 1998, 7:07
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 32,888, Time of Game: 3:28
Twins
12
52-68
 Lost 5 
4th, 14 GB
at Red Sox
13
71-48
 Won 2 
2nd, 18½ GB
W: Derek Lowe (2-7)
S: Tom Gordon (34)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  2  4   0  3  0   2  0  1   12 17  1
Red Sox         0  0  6   2  3  0   2  0  X   13 15  2

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Otis Nixon CF 6 2 2 0 0 1 .274 .654 19 12 -0.080 1.38 0.059 -0.139 -0.5 2 0
Paul Molitor DH 5 0 2 2 1 0 .274 .689 18 10 0.357 1.50 0.421 -0.064 2.2 2B
Matt Lawton RF 4 1 1 0 2 0 .273 .857 18 7 0.095 1.74 0.174 -0.079 0.5 4 0 IW
Marty Cordova LF 6 1 3 2 0 1 .271 .747 19 13 0.105 2.30 0.248 -0.143 0.8 1 0
Todd Walker 2B 6 2 2 2 0 1 .342 .909 25 15 -0.162 2.09 0.196 -0.358 1.0 1 0 HR,2B
Ron Coomer 3B 6 2 3 2 0 0 .280 .727 13 11 -0.040 2.22 0.214 -0.254 1.5 0 0 HR
David Ortiz 1B 5 1 1 0 0 2 .265 .806 17 11 0.013 1.26 0.128 -0.116 -0.1 6 0
Terry Steinbach C 4 1 1 3 1 2 .244 .741 16 10 0.113 1.01 0.191 -0.078 1.0 9 0 HR
Pat Meares SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 .265 .678 11 8 0.037 0.58 0.057 -0.020 -0.1 1 4
   Denny Hocking SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .523 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Brent Gates PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 .250 .642 4 0 0.078 1.63 0.078 0.000 0.4
Dan Serafini P 0 0
   Todd Ritchie P 0 0
   Travis Baptist P 0 0
   Mike Trombley P 0 0
Team Totals 46 12 17 11 5 7 .370 1.040 160 97 0.516 1.63 1.766 -1.251 6.8 24 5
2B: P Molitor (22, off D Lowe); T Walker (31, off T Wakefield).
HR: T Walker (10, off T Wakefield; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF); T Steinbach (11, off T Wakefield; 5th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); R Coomer (13, off T Wakefield; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
IBB: M Lawton (5, by D Lowe).
TB: R Coomer 6; T Walker 6; T Steinbach 4; M Cordova 3; P Molitor 3; P Meares 2; O Nixon 2; D Ortiz; M Lawton.
RBI: T Steinbach 3 (38); R Coomer 2 (51); M Cordova 2 (59); P Molitor 2 (49); T Walker 2 (48).
2-out RBI: P Molitor 2.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 5 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Meares-D Ortiz.
E: D Ortiz (4).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Darren Lewis RF 5 2 1 0 0 2 .279 .733 21 16 0.083 0.81 0.130 -0.047 0.8 2 0 2B
John Valentin 3B 4 1 1 2 1 0 .261 .791 18 7 0.138 1.03 0.190 -0.052 1.1 1 2 3B
Mo Vaughn 1B 5 1 1 2 0 2 .331 .993 15 10 0.066 0.85 0.140 -0.074 0.7 10 0 2B
Nomar Garciaparra SS 4 0 2 1 0 1 .327 .955 22 16 -0.009 0.84 0.047 -0.056 -0.2 0 4 SF
Mike Stanley DH 3 2 1 2 2 2 .249 .837 25 10 0.194 0.96 0.247 -0.054 1.7 HR
   Darren Bragg PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .839 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Troy O'Leary LF 5 2 3 0 0 0 .272 .804 17 13 0.146 1.13 0.212 -0.066 0.8 3 0 2B,GDP
Damon Buford CF 4 1 1 2 0 1 .281 .862 12 10 0.070 1.39 0.164 -0.094 0.5 3 0 3B
Jason Varitek C 3 2 2 1 0 0 .253 .727 15 11 0.122 1.06 0.156 -0.034 0.9 8 0 2·2B,SF
Donnie Sadler 2B 4 2 3 3 0 1 .275 .851 16 13 0.206 0.95 0.219 -0.012 2.1 0 2 SB
Tim Wakefield P 0 0
   Derek Lowe P 0 1
   Greg Swindell P 0 0
   Tom Gordon P 0 0
Team Totals 37 13 15 13 3 9 .405 1.158 161 106 1.016 0.99 1.505 -0.489 8.4 27 9
2B: J Varitek 2 (9, 1 off D Serafini, 1 off T Baptist); T O'Leary (26, off T Ritchie); D Lewis (18, off D Serafini); M Vaughn (24, off D Serafini).
3B: D Buford (3, off T Ritchie); J Valentin (1, off T Ritchie).
HR: M Stanley (24, off D Serafini; 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
SF: J Varitek (2, off T Baptist); N Garciaparra (5, off D Serafini).
TB: T O'Leary 4; M Stanley 4; J Varitek 4; D Sadler 3; J Valentin 3; D Buford 3; D Lewis 2; M Vaughn 2; N Garciaparra 2.
GIDP: T O'Leary (14).
RBI: D Sadler 3 (13); M Stanley 2 (57); M Vaughn 2 (81); D Buford 2 (30); J Valentin 2 (51); J Varitek (24); N Garciaparra (96).
2-out RBI: M Stanley 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 6 for 9.
Fielding
PB: J Varitek 2 (12).
E: T Wakefield (2); D Sadler (4).
Baserunning
SB: D Sadler (2, 2nd base off M Trombley/T Steinbach).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dan Serafini 2.2 6 6 6 1 1 1 6.34 14 55 35 26 1 8 2 10 6 0 22 -0.321 1.02 -4.4
Todd Ritchie 1.1 5 5 4 1 1 0 7.71 11 45 30 18 0 12 6 3 2 0 0 0 -0.519 1.28 -4.2
Travis Baptist, L (0-1) 2.1 4 2 2 0 4 0 7.43 11 34 25 11 3 11 2 5 3 0 1 1 -0.222 1.06 -0.9
Mike Trombley 1.2 0 0 0 1 3 0 3.48 6 27 16 8 6 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.047 0.38 1.2
Team Totals 8 15 13 12 3 9 1 13.50 42 161 106 63 10 33 11 19 11 0 22 2 1 -1.015 0.99 -8.4
T Ritchie faced 3 batters in the 5th inning.

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tim Wakefield 4 11 9 7 2 3 3 4.46 27 74 46 33 5 8 7 15 7 0 9 -0.646 0.99 -7.1
Derek Lowe, W (2-7) 3 3 2 2 1 2 0 4.07 13 47 29 15 4 10 5 5 3 0 1 0 -0.039 1.43 0.1
Greg Swindell, H (20) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.91 4 15 11 7 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 0.084 1.48 0.6
Tom Gordon, S (34) 1 2 1 1 2 1 0 2.93 7 24 11 7 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.085 4.75 -0.4
Team Totals 9 17 12 10 5 7 3 10.00 51 160 97 62 11 24 17 22 12 0 9 1 0 -0.516 1.63 -6.8
T Wakefield faced 4 batters in the 5th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Lowe (3; M Lawton).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim McKean, 1B - Terry Craft, 2B - Marty Foster, 3B - Al Clark.
Time of Game: 3:28.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 17mph out to Leftfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 9-11 2 12- 3,(0-2)  RR MIN P. Molitor D. Lowe -28% 53% Double to CF (Line Drive); Meares Scores; Nixon Scores
t9 12-13 2 123 3,(0-2)  O MIN R. Coomer T. Gordon 24% 100% Groundout: 3B unassisted
t9 12-13 1 123 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Walker T. Gordon 22% 76% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm (Weak 3B); Lawton to 3B; Cordova to 2B
b3 4-6 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  RR BOS M. Stanley D. Serafini 19% 51% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Vaughn Scores
t5 6-8 0 -23 1,(0-0)  RRR MIN T. Steinbach T. Wakefield -19% 37% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Coomer Scores; Ortiz Scores

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' Tim Wakefield facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN O. Nixon T. Wakefield 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Molitor T. Wakefield 2% 54% Lineout: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN M. Lawton T. Wakefield -2% 52% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Lawton to 2B/Adv on E4
t1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(0-2)  O MIN M. Cordova T. Wakefield 3% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Dan Serafini facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Lewis D. Serafini -2% 53% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Valentin D. Serafini -2% 51% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Vaughn D. Serafini -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R MIN T. Walker T. Wakefield -10% 40% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t2 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R MIN R. Coomer T. Wakefield -9% 31% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t2 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz T. Wakefield 2% 33% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach T. Wakefield 1% 35% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
t2 2-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN P. Meares T. Wakefield 1% 36% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Dan Serafini facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 4,(0-2)  BOS N. Garciaparra D. Serafini 4% 40% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 0-2 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O BOS M. Stanley D. Serafini -4% 36% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO BOS T. O'Leary D. Serafini -6% 30% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN O. Nixon T. Wakefield -3% 27% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t3 2-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  O MIN P. Molitor T. Wakefield 1% 29% Groundout: SS-1B; Nixon to 2B
t3 2-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Lawton T. Wakefield -4% 25% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Nixon to 3B
t3 2-0 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  R MIN M. Cordova T. Wakefield -5% 20% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Nixon Scores; Lawton to 2B
t3 3-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R MIN T. Walker T. Wakefield -8% 12% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Lawton Scores/unER; Cordova to 3B
t3 4-0 1 -23 1,(0-0)  R MIN R. Coomer T. Wakefield -3% 9% Fielder's Choice 3B; Cordova Scores/unER; Walker to 3B
t3 5-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  R MIN D. Ortiz T. Wakefield -2% 7% Passed Ball; Walker Scores; Coomer to 2B
t3 6-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz T. Wakefield 1% 8% Strikeout Swinging
t3 6-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  MIN T. Steinbach T. Wakefield -0% 7% Walk
t3 6-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O MIN P. Meares T. Wakefield 1% 9% Flyball: RF
4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Twins' Dan Serafini facing 7-8-9
b3 0-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS D. Buford D. Serafini -1% 7% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-6 1 --- 7,(2-2)  BOS J. Varitek D. Serafini 2% 9% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b3 0-6 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R BOS D. Sadler D. Serafini 4% 13% Single to CF (Line Drive); Varitek Scores
b3 1-6 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  BOS D. Lewis D. Serafini 6% 18% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Sadler to 3B; Lewis to 2B
b3 1-6 1 -23 4,(3-0)  BOS J. Valentin D. Serafini 2% 20% Walk
b3 1-6 1 123 1,(0-0)  RR BOS M. Vaughn D. Serafini 14% 34% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Sadler Scores; Lewis Scores; Valentin to 3B
b3 3-6 1 -23 4,(1-2)  RO BOS N. Garciaparra D. Serafini -2% 32% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Valentin Scores
b3 4-6 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  RR BOS M. Stanley D. Serafini 19% 51% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Vaughn Scores
Todd Ritchie replaces Dan Serafini pitching
b3 6-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS T. O'Leary T. Ritchie 1% 53% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b3 6-6 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O BOS D. Buford T. Ritchie -3% 50% Strikeout Looking
6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 6-6, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 1-2-3
t4 6-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN O. Nixon T. Wakefield 3% 53% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
t4 6-6 1 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN P. Molitor T. Wakefield -3% 50% Walk
t4 6-6 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Lawton T. Wakefield 4% 53% Foul Popfly: 1B
t4 6-6 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Cordova T. Wakefield -2% 51% Single to CF (Line Drive); Molitor to 2B
t4 6-6 2 12- 1,(0-0)  MIN T. Walker T. Wakefield -2% 49% Passed Ball; Molitor to 3B; Cordova to 2B
t4 6-6 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Walker T. Wakefield 7% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 6-6, Twins' Todd Ritchie facing 8-9-1
b4 6-6 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS J. Varitek T. Ritchie -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 6-6 1 --- 5,(1-2)  BOS D. Sadler T. Ritchie 3% 56% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b4 6-6 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  BOS D. Lewis T. Ritchie 7% 64% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Sadler to 3B
b4 6-6 1 1-3 3,(2-0)  RR BOS J. Valentin T. Ritchie 17% 81% Triple to CF (Fly Ball); Sadler Scores; Lewis Scores/unER
b4 8-6 1 --3 2,(1-0)  O BOS M. Vaughn T. Ritchie -4% 77% Lineout: 2B (Weak 2B)
b4 8-6 2 --3 7,(2-2)  O BOS N. Garciaparra T. Ritchie -3% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Red Sox 8.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 6-8, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 6-7-8
t5 6-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN R. Coomer T. Wakefield -5% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
t5 6-8 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN D. Ortiz T. Wakefield -13% 56% Single to CF (Line Drive); Coomer to 3B; Ortiz to 2B
t5 6-8 0 -23 1,(0-0)  RRR MIN T. Steinbach T. Wakefield -19% 37% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Coomer Scores; Ortiz Scores
t5 9-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN P. Meares T. Wakefield -4% 33% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
Derek Lowe replaces Tim Wakefield pitching
t5 9-8 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN O. Nixon D. Lowe 2% 35% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left); Meares to 2B
t5 9-8 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O MIN P. Molitor D. Lowe 3% 39% Groundout: SS-1B; Meares to 3B
t5 9-8 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O MIN M. Lawton D. Lowe 4% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 9, Red Sox 8.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 8-9, Twins' Todd Ritchie facing 5-6-7
b5 8-9 0 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS M. Stanley T. Ritchie 5% 48% Walk
b5 8-9 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  BOS T. O'Leary T. Ritchie 14% 63% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Stanley to 3B
b5 8-9 0 -23 2,(0-1)  RR BOS D. Buford T. Ritchie 16% 79% Triple to CF (Line Drive); Stanley Scores; O'Leary Scores
Travis Baptist replaces Todd Ritchie pitching
b5 10-9 0 --3 1,(0-0)  RO BOS J. Varitek T. Baptist -1% 78% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Buford Scores
b5 11-9 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS D. Sadler T. Baptist -1% 77% Strikeout Looking
b5 11-9 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS D. Lewis T. Baptist -1% 76% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 9, Red Sox 11.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 9-11, Red Sox' Derek Lowe facing 4-5-6
t6 9-11 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Cordova D. Lowe 3% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t6 9-11 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Walker D. Lowe 2% 82% Flyball: CF
t6 9-11 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN R. Coomer D. Lowe 1% 83% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 9, Red Sox 11.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 11-9, Twins' Travis Baptist facing 2-3-4
b6 11-9 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS J. Valentin T. Baptist -2% 82% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
b6 11-9 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn T. Baptist -1% 81% Strikeout Swinging
b6 11-9 2 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS N. Garciaparra T. Baptist 1% 82% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
b6 11-9 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS M. Stanley T. Baptist -2% 80% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 9, Red Sox 11.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 9-11, Red Sox' Derek Lowe facing 7-8-9
t7 9-11 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN D. Ortiz D. Lowe 4% 84% Lineout: LF
t7 9-11 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach D. Lowe 3% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t7 9-11 2 --- 6,(2-2)  MIN P. Meares D. Lowe -2% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t7 9-11 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN O. Nixon D. Lowe -3% 81% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Meares to 2B
t7 9-11 2 12- 3,(0-2)  RR MIN P. Molitor D. Lowe -28% 53% Double to CF (Line Drive); Meares Scores; Nixon Scores
t7 11-11 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Lawton D. Lowe -1% 52% Intentional Walk
t7 11-11 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cordova D. Lowe 8% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 11, Red Sox 11.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 11-11, Twins' Travis Baptist facing 6-7-8
Denny Hocking replaces Pat Meares playing SS batting 9th
b7 11-11 0 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS T. O'Leary T. Baptist 5% 65% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b7 11-11 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O BOS D. Buford T. Baptist -5% 59% Flyball: RF
b7 11-11 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Varitek T. Baptist 14% 73% Double to 3B (Line Drive to Short LF Line); O'Leary to 3B
b7 11-11 1 -23 4,(1-2)  RR BOS D. Sadler T. Baptist 15% 88% Single to LF (Ground Ball); O'Leary Scores; Varitek Scores
Mike Trombley replaces Travis Baptist pitching
b7 13-11 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O BOS D. Lewis M. Trombley -2% 86% Strikeout Swinging
b7 13-11 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Valentin M. Trombley 1% 87% Sadler Steals 2B
b7 13-11 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Valentin M. Trombley -2% 85% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 11, Red Sox 13.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 11-13, Red Sox' Greg Swindell facing 5-6-7
Greg Swindell replaces Derek Lowe pitching
t8 11-13 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN T. Walker G. Swindell 4% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 11-13 1 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN R. Coomer G. Swindell -5% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t8 11-13 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Ortiz G. Swindell 5% 89% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
t8 11-13 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach G. Swindell 4% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 11, Red Sox 13.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 13-11, Twins' Mike Trombley facing 3-4-5
b8 13-11 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn M. Trombley -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b8 13-11 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS N. Garciaparra M. Trombley -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b8 13-11 2 --- 4,(3-0)  BOS M. Stanley M. Trombley 0% 92% Walk
Darren Bragg pinch runs for Mike Stanley (DH) batting 5th
b8 13-11 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary M. Trombley -1% 91% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 11, Red Sox 13.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 11-13, Red Sox' Tom Gordon facing 9-1-2
Tom Gordon replaces Greg Swindell pitching
Brent Gates pinch hits for Denny Hocking (SS) batting 9th
t9 11-13 0 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN B. Gates T. Gordon -8% 84% Walk
t9 11-13 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  O MIN O. Nixon T. Gordon 7% 91% Strikeout Looking
t9 11-13 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN P. Molitor T. Gordon -9% 81% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Gates to 3B
t9 11-13 1 1-3 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Lawton T. Gordon -10% 71% Walk; Molitor to 2B
t9 11-13 1 123 1,(0-0)  R MIN M. Cordova T. Gordon -17% 54% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Gates Scores; Molitor to 3B; Lawton to 2B
t9 12-13 1 123 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Walker T. Gordon 22% 76% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm (Weak 3B); Lawton to 3B; Cordova to 2B
t9 12-13 2 123 3,(0-2)  O MIN R. Coomer T. Gordon 24% 100% Groundout: 3B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 12, Red Sox 13.

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