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Sunday, August 16, 1998, 1:07
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 30,893, Time of Game: 3:05
Twins
6
54-68
 Won 2 
4th, 13 GB
at Red Sox
3
71-50
 Lost 2 
2nd, 19½ GB
W: Eric Milton (7-9)
L: Steve Avery (8-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           2  2  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    6 13  1
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   2  1  0    3  6  0

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Otis Nixon CF 3 2 1 0 2 0 5 .279 .349 .316 .665 23 10 0.052 0.55 0.080 -0.028 1.2 1 0
Brent Gates 3B 4 2 2 0 1 2 5 .254 .327 .325 .652 23 14 0.106 0.60 0.117 -0.011 1.6 1 3 2B
Matt Lawton RF 5 0 4 1 0 0 5 .283 .390 .484 .874 12 8 0.017 0.62 0.067 -0.050 1.1 4 0 2B,GDP
Marty Cordova DH 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .270 .341 .409 .750 12 8 0.000 0.73 0.064 -0.064 -1.3 2B,GDP
Ron Coomer 1B 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .278 .303 .416 .719 16 10 0.043 0.59 0.084 -0.041 -0.6 9 0
Todd Walker 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 5 .340 .392 .514 .906 16 8 0.010 0.49 0.028 -0.018 -0.3 2 1 HBP,IW
   Denny Hocking 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .269 .254 .523 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Alex Ochoa LF 4 0 0 1 1 0 5 .249 .278 .340 .618 16 8 0.057 0.67 0.081 -0.025 -0.1 3 0
Terry Steinbach C 5 0 3 0 0 1 5 .250 .325 .422 .747 21 12 -0.046 0.53 0.013 -0.059 -0.3 7 0
Pat Meares SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .264 .301 .374 .674 10 9 0.008 0.36 0.028 -0.020 -0.5 0 3
Eric Milton P 0 1
   Mike Trombley P 0 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
   Hector Carrasco P 0 0
   Rick Aguilera P 0 0
Team Totals 38 6 13 4 5 5 44 .342 .432 .421 .853 149 87 0.247 0.58 0.562 -0.316 0.8 27 9
2B: M Cordova (17, off S Avery); B Gates (11, off S Avery); M Lawton (31, off S Avery).
IBB: T Walker (7, by C Reyes).
HBP: T Walker (2, by S Avery).
TB: M Lawton 5; T Steinbach 3; B Gates 3; M Cordova 2; P Meares; R Coomer; O Nixon.
GIDP: M Cordova (12); M Lawton (9).
RBI: A Ochoa (18); R Coomer (53); M Cordova (60); M Lawton (61).
2-out RBI: A Ochoa; M Cordova; R Coomer.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Meares-T Walker-R Coomer.
E: A Ochoa (4).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Darren Lewis RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .279 .363 .372 .735 15 8 -0.023 0.75 0.037 -0.060 -0.7 1 0 GDP
   Mike Benjamin 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .321 .384 .705 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
John Valentin 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .259 .342 .440 .782 14 8 -0.050 0.78 0.018 -0.068 -0.3 1 3
Mo Vaughn DH 4 1 2 1 0 2 4 .334 .395 .606 1.001 18 10 0.028 0.64 0.066 -0.038 1.2 2B
Nomar Garciaparra SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .324 .367 .579 .946 17 10 -0.024 0.73 0.035 -0.059 -0.2 2 4
Mike Stanley 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .249 .359 .477 .836 14 8 -0.101 0.97 0.000 -0.101 -1.6 10 0
Troy O'Leary LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .269 .308 .487 .795 17 12 -0.068 0.68 0.000 -0.068 -1.4 2 0
Damon Buford CF 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 .282 .347 .511 .859 4 3 0.032 0.46 0.045 -0.013 1.5 0 0
   Orlando Merced PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .281 .341 .410 .750 5 4 -0.006 0.22 0.000 -0.006 -0.1
Jason Varitek C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .255 .322 .404 .726 14 9 -0.043 0.83 0.016 -0.060 -0.4 6 0
Donnie Sadler 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .257 .309 .486 .795 9 6 -0.030 0.61 0.000 -0.030 -0.6 4 5
   Darren Bragg PH-RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .291 .371 .470 .841 2 1 0.032 0.71 0.032 0.000 0.4 0 0
Steve Avery P 0 1
   Carlos Reyes P 1 0
   Greg Swindell P 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 6 3 2 6 34 .188 .235 .219 .454 129 79 -0.253 0.71 0.249 -0.503 -2.2 27 14
2B: M Vaughn (25, off E Guardado).
TB: M Vaughn 3; D Bragg; D Buford; J Varitek; J Valentin.
GIDP: D Lewis (9).
RBI: D Buford 2 (32); M Vaughn (83).
2-out RBI: D Buford 2; M Vaughn.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Sadler-N Garciaparra-M Stanley; N Garciaparra-D Sadler-M Stanley.

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
Eric Milton, W (7-9) 6 3 2 2 2 4 0 5.20 22 81 47 29 6 12 5 11 5 0 60 0.126 0.58 1.6
Mike Trombley 1.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 3.52 7 25 17 10 3 4 2 4 1 0 3 2 0.084 1.15 0.7
Eddie Guardado 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.31 1 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 -0.037 0.52 -1.0
Hector Carrasco, H (9) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.20 1 6 5 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.031 1.02 0.4
Rick Aguilera, S (30) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.22 3 12 8 3 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.050 0.63 0.6
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 2 6 0 3.00 34 129 79 48 12 19 9 17 7 0 60 5 3 0.254 0.71 2.2
E Milton faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.
E Guardado faced 1 batter in the 8th 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
Steve Avery, L (8-5) 3 9 6 6 3 1 0 5.49 21 75 40 24 5 11 8 8 6 0 15 -0.313 0.97 -4.9
Carlos Reyes 4 3 0 0 1 2 0 3.33 15 54 32 22 3 7 8 4 1 0 1 0 0.046 0.18 2.9
Greg Swindell 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.80 8 20 15 7 1 7 4 1 1 0 0 0 0.021 0.22 1.2
Team Totals 9 13 6 6 5 5 0 6.00 44 149 87 53 9 25 20 13 8 0 15 1 0 -0.246 0.58 -0.8
S Avery faced 3 batters in the 4th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: S Avery (6).
HBP: S Avery (4; T Walker).
IBB: C Reyes (2; T Walker).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Marty Foster, 1B - Al Clark, 2B - Jim McKean, 3B - Terry Craft.
Time of Game: 3:05.
Attendance: 30,893.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 89° F, Wind 6mph out to Centerfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Boston Red Sox
1 Otis Nixon CF 1 Darren Lewis RF
2 Brent Gates 3B 2 John Valentin 3B
3 Matt Lawton RF 3 Mo Vaughn DH
4 Marty Cordova DH 4 Nomar Garciaparra SS
5 Ron Coomer 1B 5 Mike Stanley 1B
6 Todd Walker 2B 6 Troy O'Leary LF
7 Alex Ochoa LF 7 Damon Buford CF
8 Terry Steinbach C 8 Jason Varitek C
9 Pat Meares SS 9 Donnie Sadler 2B
Eric Milton P Steve Avery P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R MIN R. Coomer S. Avery 8% 58% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Gates Scores; Cordova to 2B
t1 1-0 2 123 6,(3-2)  R MIN A. Ochoa S. Avery 8% 69% Walk; Cordova Scores; Coomer to 3B; Walker to 2B
t2 3-0 2 --3 4,(2-1)  R MIN M. Cordova S. Avery 6% 82% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Nixon Scores
t1 2-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  O MIN T. Steinbach S. Avery -6% 63% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t2 2-0 0 12- 7,(3-2)  MIN B. Gates S. Avery 5% 80% Walk; Meares to 3B; Nixon 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' Steve Avery facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN O. Nixon S. Avery -2% 48% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN B. Gates S. Avery 2% 50% Single to C (Bunt to Short 3B Line)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Lawton S. Avery 3% 54% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS); Gates to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Cordova S. Avery -4% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Gates to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R MIN R. Coomer S. Avery 8% 58% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Gates Scores; Cordova to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  MIN T. Walker S. Avery 3% 61% Hit By Pitch; Cordova to 3B; Coomer to 2B
t1 1-0 2 123 6,(3-2)  R MIN A. Ochoa S. Avery 8% 69% Walk; Cordova Scores; Coomer to 3B; Walker to 2B
t1 2-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  O MIN T. Steinbach S. Avery -6% 63% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Eric Milton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS D. Lewis E. Milton -4% 60% Walk
b1 0-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Valentin E. Milton 4% 63% Flyball: CF
b1 0-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn E. Milton 3% 66% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS N. Garciaparra E. Milton 2% 69% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 9-1-2
t2 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN P. Meares S. Avery 3% 71% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t2 2-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN O. Nixon S. Avery 4% 75% Walk; Meares to 2B
t2 2-0 0 12- 7,(3-2)  MIN B. Gates S. Avery 5% 80% Walk; Meares to 3B; Nixon to 2B
t2 2-0 0 123 6,(2-2)  ROO MIN M. Lawton S. Avery -5% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Meares Scores/No RBI; Nixon to 3B
t2 3-0 2 --3 4,(2-1)  R MIN M. Cordova S. Avery 6% 82% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Nixon Scores
t2 4-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O MIN R. Coomer S. Avery -2% 80% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Eric Milton facing 5-6-7
b2 0-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS M. Stanley E. Milton 2% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS T. O'Leary E. Milton 1% 83% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b2 0-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS D. Buford E. Milton 1% 84% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-0, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 6-7-8
t3 4-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Walker S. Avery -1% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 4-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O MIN A. Ochoa S. Avery -1% 82% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t3 4-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN T. Steinbach S. Avery 1% 83% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t3 4-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN P. Meares S. Avery -1% 82% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Eric Milton facing 8-9-1
b3 0-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Varitek E. Milton 2% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Sadler E. Milton 1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 0-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O BOS D. Lewis E. Milton 1% 86% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-0, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 1-2-3
t4 4-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN O. Nixon S. Avery 2% 88% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 4-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  MIN B. Gates S. Avery 4% 92% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Nixon to 3B
t4 4-0 0 -23 2,(1-0)  R MIN M. Lawton S. Avery 2% 94% Wild Pitch; Nixon Scores; Gates to 3B
t4 5-0 0 --3 3,(2-0)  R MIN M. Lawton S. Avery 2% 95% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Gates Scores
Carlos Reyes replaces Steve Avery pitching
t4 6-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cordova C. Reyes -0% 95% Groundout: P unassisted (Weak 1B); Lawton to 3B
t4 6-0 1 --3 2,(1-0)  O MIN R. Coomer C. Reyes -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 6-0 2 --3 4,(3-0)  MIN T. Walker C. Reyes 0% 94% Intentional Walk
t4 6-0 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O MIN A. Ochoa C. Reyes -1% 93% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Twins' Eric Milton facing 2-3-4
b4 0-6 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O BOS J. Valentin E. Milton 1% 94% Popfly: 2B (SS-2B)
b4 0-6 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn E. Milton 1% 95% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-6 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS N. Garciaparra E. Milton 0% 95% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-0, Red Sox' Carlos Reyes facing 8-9-1
t5 6-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN T. Steinbach C. Reyes 1% 96% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 6-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN P. Meares C. Reyes -1% 95% Foul Popfly: 2B (1B Foul)
t5 6-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN O. Nixon C. Reyes -1% 95% Flyball: LF
t5 6-0 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O MIN B. Gates C. Reyes -0% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Twins' Eric Milton facing 5-6-7
b5 0-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Stanley E. Milton 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b5 0-6 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary E. Milton 1% 96% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b5 0-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS D. Buford E. Milton 0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-0, Red Sox' Carlos Reyes facing 3-4-5
t6 6-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Lawton C. Reyes 0% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 6-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO MIN M. Cordova C. Reyes -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t6 6-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN R. Coomer C. Reyes -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Twins' Eric Milton facing 8-9-1
b6 0-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Varitek E. Milton -2% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b6 0-6 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Sadler E. Milton 2% 96% Lineout: LF
b6 0-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO BOS D. Lewis E. Milton 2% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-0, Red Sox' Carlos Reyes facing 6-7-8
t7 6-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Walker C. Reyes -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t7 6-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O MIN A. Ochoa C. Reyes -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 6-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN T. Steinbach C. Reyes 0% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t7 6-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN P. Meares C. Reyes -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Twins' Eric Milton facing 2-3-4
b7 0-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Valentin E. Milton -2% 96% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Valentin to 2B/Adv on E7
b7 0-6 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  BOS M. Vaughn E. Milton -3% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive); Valentin to 3B
b7 0-6 0 1-3 4,(3-0)  BOS N. Garciaparra E. Milton -3% 89% Walk; Vaughn to 2B
Mike Trombley replaces Eric Milton pitching
b7 0-6 0 123 6,(3-2)  O BOS M. Stanley M. Trombley 4% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b7 0-6 1 123 4,(1-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary M. Trombley 3% 96% Popfly: 1B
b7 0-6 2 123 1,(0-0)  RR BOS D. Buford M. Trombley -4% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Valentin Scores; Vaughn Scores; Garciaparra to 3B
b7 2-6 2 1-3 6,(2-2)  O BOS J. Varitek M. Trombley 4% 96% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-2, Red Sox' Greg Swindell facing 1-2-3
Greg Swindell replaces Carlos Reyes pitching
t8 6-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN O. Nixon G. Swindell 1% 96% Walk
t8 6-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN B. Gates G. Swindell -1% 96% Strikeout Looking
t8 6-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Lawton G. Swindell 1% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Nixon to 3B
t8 6-2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cordova G. Swindell -1% 96% Fielder's Choice SS; Lawton to 2B; Nixon out at Hm/3B-C
t8 6-2 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O MIN R. Coomer G. Swindell -1% 95% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-6, Twins' Mike Trombley facing 9-1-2
Darren Bragg pinch hits for Donnie Sadler (2B) batting 9th
b8 2-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS D. Bragg M. Trombley -3% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b8 2-6 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O BOS D. Lewis M. Trombley 3% 95% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b8 2-6 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Valentin M. Trombley 2% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B; Bragg to 2B
Eddie Guardado replaces Mike Trombley pitching
b8 2-6 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  R BOS M. Vaughn E. Guardado -4% 93% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Bragg Scores
Hector Carrasco replaces Eddie Guardado pitching
b8 3-6 2 -2- 6,(1-2)  O BOS N. Garciaparra H. Carrasco 3% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-3, Red Sox' Greg Swindell facing 6-7-8
Mike Benjamin replaces Darren Lewis (RF) playing 2B batting 1st
Darren Bragg moves from PH to RF
t9 6-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN T. Walker G. Swindell -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
t9 6-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN A. Ochoa G. Swindell -0% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t9 6-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach G. Swindell -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-6, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 5-6-7
Rick Aguilera replaces Hector Carrasco pitching
b9 3-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS M. Stanley R. Aguilera 3% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
Denny Hocking replaces Todd Walker playing 2B batting 6th
b9 3-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary R. Aguilera 2% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
Orlando Merced pinch hits for Damon Buford (CF) batting 7th
b9 3-6 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS O. Merced R. Aguilera 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Red Sox 3.

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  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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