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Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 1:06PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 37,470, Time of Game: 3:59
Twins
5
50-41
 Lost 3 
2nd, 3 GB
at Red Sox
18
55-39
 Won 3 
2nd, 2 GB
W: Josh Beckett (9-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           3  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    5 14  1
Red Sox         0  0  4   0  2  1   7  4  X   18 23  2

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Denard Span CF 3 0 1 0 2 0 5 .316 .426 .404 .830 20 10 -0.038 0.90 0.068 -0.106 0.1 1 0 CS
Alexi Casilla 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .309 .358 .436 .795 19 15 -0.102 1.09 0.038 -0.141 -2.0 3 0 2B,GDP
Joe Mauer C 3 1 2 1 2 0 5 .328 .420 .455 .875 28 15 0.096 0.72 0.132 -0.037 1.5 4 0 2B
Justin Morneau DH 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .314 .378 .494 .872 21 13 0.115 0.87 0.184 -0.069 0.8 HR
Jason Kubel RF 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .266 .328 .471 .799 24 15 0.110 0.80 0.144 -0.034 0.6 5 0 HR
Delmon Young LF 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .293 .339 .398 .737 24 15 0.135 1.15 0.173 -0.038 1.2 1 0 2B
Mike Lamb 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .227 .263 .300 .564 18 13 -0.158 1.51 0.032 -0.189 -1.5 6 2
Nick Punto SS 5 0 2 1 0 2 5 .302 .358 .448 .806 17 13 -0.042 1.62 0.115 -0.157 -0.4 2 6
Brian Buscher 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .306 .333 .389 .722 7 4 -0.049 0.89 0.000 -0.049 -0.6 0 0
   Brendan Harris PH-3B 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 .256 .313 .361 .675 11 5 -0.020 1.52 0.028 -0.047 0.2 0 1
Livan Hernandez P 1 1
   Boof Bonser P 0 1
   Craig Breslow P 0 0
   Brian Bass P 1 0
   Dennys Reyes P 0 0
Team Totals 38 5 14 5 6 4 44 .368 .455 .605 1.060 189 118 0.047 1.09 0.914 -0.867 -0.1 24 11
2B: A Casilla (11, off J Beckett); J Mauer (23, off J Beckett); D Young (17, off J Beckett).
HR: J Morneau (13, off J Beckett, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF); J Kubel (13, off J Beckett, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
TB: J Morneau 5; J Kubel 4; D Young 4; J Mauer 3; N Punto 2; A Casilla 2; D Span; M Lamb; B Harris.
GIDP: A Casilla (4).
RBI: J Morneau 2 (67); J Kubel (44); J Mauer (38); N Punto (16).
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
E: D Span (3).
Baserunning
CS: D Span (2, 2nd base by J Beckett/J Varitek).
Pickoffs: J Mauer (1st base by J Beckett); B Harris (2nd base by J Lopez).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jacoby Ellsbury CF 6 2 4 1 0 0 6 .282 .352 .392 .743 22 13 0.146 0.84 0.174 -0.028 2.1 3 0 2B
Dustin Pedroia 2B 6 3 2 3 0 0 6 .313 .355 .460 .815 20 11 -0.095 1.00 0.018 -0.112 0.9 2 2 2B
Kevin Youkilis 1B 5 3 3 4 0 1 6 .319 .386 .555 .941 23 16 -0.024 0.88 0.063 -0.087 2.4 6 3 HR,2B,SF
Manny Ramirez LF 5 2 3 3 0 0 5 .285 .380 .508 .888 19 12 0.174 0.88 0.212 -0.037 2.7 3 1 2·2B
   Jeff Bailey PR-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .375 .000 .375 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1 0 0
Mike Lowell 3B 4 2 2 2 1 0 5 .297 .361 .513 .873 11 7 0.213 0.87 0.242 -0.029 1.7 3 1
Sean Casey DH 5 1 3 2 0 1 5 .371 .416 .466 .882 11 10 0.167 0.89 0.202 -0.035 2.2 2B
Jason Varitek C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .220 .300 .360 .660 11 6 0.018 0.75 0.063 -0.045 1.3 3 0 2B
   Kevin Cash PH-C 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .241 .309 .379 .689 5 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 1.0 1 0 HR
Brandon Moss RF 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .274 .321 .425 .746 19 13 -0.103 0.56 0.000 -0.103 -1.2 1 0 3B
Julio Lugo SS 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .267 .353 .329 .683 17 10 0.050 0.64 0.078 -0.028 0.3 3 1 SB
Josh Beckett P 0 2
   Javier Lopez P 0 0
   Craig Hansen P 0 1
   Manny Delcarmen P 1 0
   Mike Timlin P 1 0
Team Totals 46 18 23 18 2 4 49 .500 .510 .826 1.336 159 102 0.546 0.78 1.052 -0.504 13.4 27 11
2B: M Ramirez 2 (18, 2 off L Hernandez); J Varitek (14, off B Bonser); J Ellsbury (11, off B Bonser); S Casey (11, off B Bonser); D Pedroia (27, off B Bass); K Youkilis (25, off B Bass).
3B: B Moss (1, off B Bass).
HR: K Cash (2, off B Bass, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); K Youkilis (14, off D Reyes, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: K Youkilis (5, off B Bonser).
TB: K Youkilis 7; J Ellsbury 5; M Ramirez 5; S Casey 4; K Cash 4; B Moss 3; J Varitek 3; D Pedroia 3; J Lugo 2; M Lowell 2.
RBI: K Youkilis 4 (57); D Pedroia 3 (44); M Ramirez 3 (59); M Lowell 2 (56); S Casey 2 (10); J Lugo (20); K Cash (11); J Ellsbury (27); J Varitek (28).
2-out RBI: M Lowell 2; K Youkilis 2; M Ramirez; S Casey.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 9 for 20.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Lugo-D Pedroia-M Lowell.
E: K Youkilis (3); J Lopez (3).
Outfield Assists: M Ramirez (N Punto at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: J Lugo (12, 2nd base off L Hernandez/J Mauer).

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
Livan Hernandez, L (9-6) 4.1 11 6 6 0 2 0 5.44 24 82 55 35 1 19 9 13 7 0 19 -0.384 1.20 -3.7
Boof Bonser 1.2 4 4 4 1 1 0 6.50 10 28 17 10 2 5 1 7 2 0 1 0 -0.132 0.74 -2.2
Craig Breslow 0.1 1 2 2 1 1 0 2.33 3 11 6 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 -0.011 0.46 -0.7
Brian Bass 1.1 6 5 5 0 0 1 5.27 10 33 20 16 1 3 5 5 1 0 3 3 -0.020 0.04 -5.0
Dennys Reyes 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2.92 2 5 4 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0.000 0.00 -1.7
Team Totals 8 23 18 18 2 4 2 20.25 49 159 102 66 6 30 16 27 10 0 19 7 5 -0.547 0.78 -13.4
B Bonser faced 3 batters in the 7th 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
Josh Beckett, W (9-5) 5 8 5 5 2 2 2 3.94 24 104 67 37 6 24 5 15 5 0 31 -0.172 0.86 -1.8
Javier Lopez, H (9) 1.1 3 0 0 2 1 0 2.25 8 37 24 14 4 6 3 2 1 0 1 1 -0.017 1.85 -0.2
Craig Hansen, H (7) 0.2 2 0 0 1 0 0 5.68 5 19 9 7 0 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 0.138 2.41 -0.0
Manny Delcarmen 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.34 3 10 5 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.004 0.06 1.6
Mike Timlin 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.46 4 19 13 6 2 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.6
Team Totals 9 14 5 5 6 4 2 5.00 44 189 118 67 12 39 13 21 7 0 31 5 1 -0.047 1.09 0.1
J Beckett faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.
C Hansen faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Beckett (0; J Mauer, 1st base); J Lopez (1; B Harris, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Scott Barry, 1B - Charlie Reliford, 2B - Greg Gibson, 3B - Sam Holbrook.
Time of Game: 3:59.
Attendance: 37,470.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 87° F, Wind 19mph out to Centerfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-3 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RR BOS M. Lowell L. Hernandez 19% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Pedroia Scores; Ramirez Scores; Lowell to 3B/Adv on E8 (throw)
t1 1-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR MIN J. Morneau J. Beckett -14% 27% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Mauer Scores
t7 5-7 2 123 1,(0-0)  O MIN N. Punto C. Hansen 12% 88% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t7 5-7 1 123 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Lamb C. Hansen 12% 76% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b5 4-3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  R BOS M. Ramirez L. Hernandez 11% 84% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Youkilis 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' Josh Beckett facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN D. Span J. Beckett -3% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Beckett 6% 52% Span Caught Stealing 2B (P-SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN A. Casilla J. Beckett -4% 48% Double to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  R MIN J. Mauer J. Beckett -8% 41% Single to CF (Line Drive); Casilla Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR MIN J. Morneau J. Beckett -14% 27% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Mauer Scores
t1 3-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Beckett 1% 28% Strikeout Looking
t1 3-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN D. Young J. Beckett 1% 28% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Livan Hernandez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS J. Ellsbury L. Hernandez 3% 32% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b1 0-3 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia L. Hernandez -3% 29% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-3 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis L. Hernandez -2% 26% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Pedroia to 2B
b1 0-3 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O BOS M. Ramirez L. Hernandez -3% 24% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 7-8-9
t2 3-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Lamb J. Beckett 2% 25% Lineout: LF
t2 3-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN N. Punto J. Beckett -2% 24% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t2 3-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN B. Buscher J. Beckett 2% 25% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
t2 3-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Span J. Beckett 2% 27% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Livan Hernandez facing 5-6-7
b2 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS M. Lowell L. Hernandez 4% 31% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b2 0-3 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O BOS S. Casey L. Hernandez -3% 27% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Varitek L. Hernandez -2% 25% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B); Lowell to 2B
b2 0-3 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O BOS B. Moss L. Hernandez -3% 22% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 2-3-4
t3 3-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Beckett 2% 23% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t3 3-0 1 --- 9,(3-2)  MIN J. Mauer J. Beckett -2% 22% Walk
t3 3-0 1 1-- 3,(1-2)  MIN J. Morneau J. Beckett -1% 21% Mauer Picked off 1B, safe on E3; Mauer to 2B
t3 3-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Beckett 2% 23% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
t3 3-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Beckett 2% 25% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Livan Hernandez facing 9-1-2
b3 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS J. Lugo L. Hernandez 4% 29% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b3 0-3 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Ellsbury L. Hernandez 6% 35% Single to LF (Line Drive); Lugo to 2B
b3 0-3 0 12- 4,(2-1)  O BOS D. Pedroia L. Hernandez -4% 32% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Lugo to 3B
b3 0-3 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis L. Hernandez -7% 25% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-3 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  R BOS M. Ramirez L. Hernandez 10% 35% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Lugo Scores; Pedroia to 3B
b3 1-3 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RR BOS M. Lowell L. Hernandez 19% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Pedroia Scores; Ramirez Scores; Lowell to 3B/Adv on E8 (throw)
b3 3-3 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R BOS S. Casey L. Hernandez 10% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Lowell Scores
b3 4-3 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Varitek L. Hernandez -2% 61% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
4 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-4, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 6-7-8
t4 3-4 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN D. Young J. Beckett 3% 64% Groundout: P-1B
t4 3-4 1 --- 3,(2-0)  MIN M. Lamb J. Beckett -3% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t4 3-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. Beckett 4% 65% Strikeout Looking
t4 3-4 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Buscher J. Beckett 3% 68% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-3, Twins' Livan Hernandez facing 8-9-1
b4 4-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS B. Moss L. Hernandez -2% 66% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
b4 4-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Lugo L. Hernandez 2% 68% Single to SS/Bunt (Bunt to Weak SS)
b4 4-3 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O BOS J. Ellsbury L. Hernandez -3% 65% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b4 4-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  BOS D. Pedroia L. Hernandez 1% 66% Lugo Steals 2B
b4 4-3 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O BOS D. Pedroia L. Hernandez -3% 63% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-4, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 1-2-3
t5 3-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Span J. Beckett 3% 66% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
t5 3-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Beckett 2% 69% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t5 3-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN J. Mauer J. Beckett -3% 66% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t5 3-4 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Beckett 5% 70% Popfly: SS (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-3, Twins' Livan Hernandez facing 3-4-5
b5 4-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS K. Youkilis L. Hernandez 3% 73% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
b5 4-3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  R BOS M. Ramirez L. Hernandez 11% 84% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Youkilis Scores
b5 5-3 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O BOS M. Lowell L. Hernandez -3% 81% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b5 5-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R BOS S. Casey L. Hernandez 6% 87% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Ramirez Scores
Boof Bonser replaces Livan Hernandez pitching
b5 6-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Varitek B. Bonser 4% 91% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Casey to 3B
b5 6-3 1 -23 3,(0-2)  O BOS B. Moss B. Bonser -4% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b5 6-3 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Lugo B. Bonser -3% 85% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-6, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 5-6-7
t6 3-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R MIN J. Kubel J. Beckett -8% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t6 4-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN D. Young J. Beckett -8% 69% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
Javier Lopez replaces Josh Beckett pitching
t6 4-6 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O MIN M. Lamb J. Lopez 6% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-6 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  R MIN N. Punto J. Lopez -10% 65% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Young Scores
Brendan Harris pinch hits for Brian Buscher (3B) batting 9th
t6 5-6 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Harris J. Lopez 5% 69% Single to LF (Line Drive); Punto out at 3B/LF-3B
t6 5-6 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN D. Span J. Lopez -3% 66% Walk; Harris to 2B
t6 5-6 2 12- 3,(0-2)  MIN A. Casilla J. Lopez -3% 63% Harris Picked off 2B, safe on E1; Harris to 3B; Span to 2B
t6 5-6 2 -23 4,(0-2)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Lopez 10% 73% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-5, Twins' Boof Bonser facing 1-2-3
Brendan Harris moves from PH to 3B
b6 6-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Ellsbury B. Bonser 6% 79% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b6 6-5 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O BOS D. Pedroia B. Bonser -1% 78% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Ellsbury to 3B
b6 6-5 1 --3 2,(0-1)  RO BOS K. Youkilis B. Bonser 3% 81% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Ellsbury Scores
b6 7-5 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O BOS M. Ramirez B. Bonser -1% 80% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-7, Red Sox' Javier Lopez facing 3-4-5
t7 5-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Lopez 4% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t7 5-7 1 --- 6,(2-2)  MIN J. Morneau J. Lopez -4% 80% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t7 5-7 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  MIN J. Kubel J. Lopez -6% 74% Walk; Morneau to 2B
Craig Hansen replaces Javier Lopez pitching
t7 5-7 1 12- 5,(3-1)  MIN D. Young C. Hansen -9% 64% Single to RF (Fly Ball); Morneau to 3B; Kubel to 2B
t7 5-7 1 123 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Lamb C. Hansen 12% 76% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t7 5-7 2 123 1,(0-0)  O MIN N. Punto C. Hansen 12% 88% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 5, Red Sox 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-5, Twins' Boof Bonser facing 5-6-7
b7 7-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS M. Lowell B. Bonser 2% 90% Walk
b7 7-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  BOS S. Casey B. Bonser 5% 94% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Lowell to 3B
b7 7-5 0 -23 3,(2-0)  R BOS J. Varitek B. Bonser 3% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive); Lowell Scores; Casey to 3B
Craig Breslow replaces Boof Bonser pitching
b7 8-5 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  O BOS B. Moss C. Breslow -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b7 8-5 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Lugo C. Breslow 1% 96% Walk; Varitek to 2B
b7 8-5 1 123 2,(0-1)  R BOS J. Ellsbury C. Breslow 2% 98% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Casey Scores; Varitek to 3B; Lugo to 2B
Brian Bass replaces Craig Breslow pitching
b7 9-5 1 123 1,(0-0)  RRR BOS D. Pedroia B. Bass 2% 100% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Varitek Scores; Lugo Scores; Ellsbury Scores
b7 12-5 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R BOS K. Youkilis B. Bass 0% 100% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Pedroia Scores
b7 13-5 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R BOS M. Ramirez B. Bass 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Youkilis Scores
Jeff Bailey pinch runs for Manny Ramirez (LF) batting 4th
b7 14-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O BOS M. Lowell B. Bass -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b7 14-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS S. Casey B. Bass -0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
7 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Red Sox 14.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-14, Red Sox' Craig Hansen facing 9-1-2
Jeff Bailey moves from PR to LF
t8 5-14 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN B. Harris C. Hansen -0% 100% Walk
t8 5-14 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  MIN D. Span C. Hansen -0% 100% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Harris to 2B
Manny Delcarmen replaces Craig Hansen pitching
t8 5-14 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO MIN A. Casilla M. Delcarmen 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-3B (SS-2B)
t8 5-14 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Mauer M. Delcarmen -0% 100% Walk; Casilla to 2B
t8 5-14 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Morneau M. Delcarmen 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Red Sox 14.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 14-5, Twins' Brian Bass facing 7-8-9
Kevin Cash pinch hits for Jason Varitek (C) batting 7th
b8 14-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R BOS K. Cash B. Bass 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b8 15-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS B. Moss B. Bass 0% 100% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b8 15-5 0 --3 3,(1-1)  RO BOS J. Lugo B. Bass 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B); Moss Scores
b8 16-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury B. Bass 0% 100% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b8 16-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS D. Pedroia B. Bass 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Dennys Reyes replaces Brian Bass pitching
b8 16-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  RR BOS K. Youkilis D. Reyes 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Pedroia Scores
b8 18-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Bailey D. Reyes 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Red Sox 18.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-18, Red Sox' Mike Timlin facing 5-6-7
Mike Timlin replaces Manny Delcarmen pitching
Kevin Cash moves from PH to C
t9 5-18 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Kubel M. Timlin 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t9 5-18 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN D. Young M. Timlin 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t9 5-18 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Lamb M. Timlin 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P; Young to 2B
t9 5-18 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto M. Timlin 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Red Sox 18.

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