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5
3
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@BOS
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9
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@KCR
5
2
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@SFG
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3
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@STL
1
3
Sunday, May 8, 2011, 1:37PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 37,526, Time of Game: 2:53
Twins
5
12-20
 Lost 2 
4th, 9½ GB
at Red Sox
9
16-18
 Won 2 
3rd, 4 GB
L: Carl Pavano (2-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           3  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  0    5  8  3
Red Sox         0  1  4   0  2  0   2  0  X    9 14  0

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 1 1 0 1 0 4 .291 .353 .362 .715 14 8 0.050 1.02 0.109 -0.059 0.4 5 0 SB,GDP
Trevor Plouffe SS 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .300 .462 .700 1.162 19 11 -0.019 1.06 0.048 -0.067 0.4 3 2 2B
   Matt Tolbert SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .196 .260 .456 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Justin Morneau 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .202 .269 .293 .561 14 10 -0.121 1.14 0.000 -0.121 -1.5 8 1
Jason Kubel DH 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .351 .402 .518 .919 11 6 0.086 0.94 0.119 -0.033 1.7
Michael Cuddyer RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .241 .303 .348 .651 21 12 -0.085 0.99 0.000 -0.085 -1.1 0 1
Danny Valencia 3B 4 1 2 3 0 1 4 .230 .304 .363 .667 15 9 0.228 0.85 0.253 -0.025 2.3 0 1 HR,SB
Ben Revere LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .111 .111 .111 .222 18 12 -0.070 0.65 0.000 -0.070 -0.9 1 0
Drew Butera C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .115 .156 .148 .304 12 7 -0.059 0.77 0.000 -0.059 -0.7 3 0
   Rene Tosoni PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .179 .233 .179 .412 6 4 -0.005 0.18 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
Alexi Casilla 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .177 .233 .253 .486 17 10 0.003 0.39 0.028 -0.025 -0.1 3 4
Carl Pavano P 0 1
   Alex Burnett P 0 0
   Jose Mijares P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 1 0
Team Totals 34 5 8 5 2 8 36 .235 .278 .353 .631 147 89 0.008 0.85 0.557 -0.549 0.3 24 10
2B: T Plouffe (1, off M Albers).
HR: D Valencia (3, off D Matsuzaka, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: D Valencia 5; J Kubel 3; T Plouffe 2; A Casilla; D Span.
GIDP: D Span (2).
RBI: D Valencia 3 (18); J Kubel 2 (15).
2-out RBI: D Valencia 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
E: B Revere (1); D Butera (2); A Casilla (5).
Outfield Assists: M Cuddyer (J Ellsbury at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: D Span (3, 2nd base off D Matsuzaka/J Varitek); D Valencia (2, 2nd base off D Matsuzaka/J Varitek).

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 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .295 .350 .473 .823 18 10 0.024 0.60 0.058 -0.034 0.1 2 0 2B,SB
Dustin Pedroia 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .236 .351 .315 .666 19 11 -0.025 0.68 0.026 -0.050 -0.4 0 2
Adrian Gonzalez 1B 5 2 3 2 0 1 5 .314 .369 .504 .873 17 11 0.252 0.72 0.262 -0.011 2.3 8 0 HR
Kevin Youkilis 3B 4 4 2 1 0 0 4 .257 .406 .495 .901 17 10 0.107 1.04 0.107 0.000 1.6 1 1 2B
David Ortiz DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .292 .382 .451 .833 12 9 0.007 0.80 0.040 -0.032 -0.2
J.D. Drew RF 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .227 .346 .352 .698 13 9 0.130 0.98 0.140 -0.011 1.0 0 0
Jed Lowrie SS 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .333 .362 .515 .877 19 13 -0.011 0.64 0.046 -0.058 1.0 2 2 2B
   Jose Iglesias SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Carl Crawford LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .211 .252 .297 .549 14 11 0.068 0.58 0.101 -0.032 0.1 6 0 3B
Jason Varitek C 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .128 .226 .170 .397 18 11 -0.044 0.56 0.000 -0.044 -0.8 8 2
Daisuke Matsuzaka P 0 0
   Matt Albers P 0 0
   Daniel Bard P 0 0
Team Totals 38 9 14 8 1 3 39 .368 .385 .579 .964 147 95 0.508 0.74 0.780 -0.272 4.8 27 8
2B: K Youkilis (9, off C Pavano); J Ellsbury (11, off A Burnett); J Lowrie (7, off J Mijares).
3B: C Crawford (1, off C Pavano).
HR: A Gonzalez (4, off C Pavano, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: A Gonzalez 6; J Ellsbury 4; K Youkilis 3; C Crawford 3; J Lowrie 2; D Ortiz 2; J Drew; D Pedroia.
RBI: J Lowrie 2 (16); J Drew 2 (8); A Gonzalez 2 (24); K Youkilis (19); J Varitek (2).
2-out RBI: J Lowrie 2; J Drew.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Pedroia-J Lowrie-A Gonzalez.
Baserunning
SB: J Ellsbury (10, 2nd base off C Pavano/D Butera).
Pickoffs: K Youkilis (2nd base by C Pavano).

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
Carl Pavano, L (2-4) 5 10 7 7 1 0 1 6.64 25 91 61 38 5 18 14 10 4 0 18 -0.488 0.99 -4.4
Alex Burnett 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.68 4 17 11 7 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.019 0.28 0.5
Jose Mijares 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3.86 6 20 11 6 1 4 0 6 1 0 0 0 -0.042 0.32 -1.5
Joe Nathan 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 8.18 4 19 12 7 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 8 14 9 7 1 3 1 7.88 39 147 95 58 11 26 15 20 6 0 18 0 0 -0.508 0.74 -4.8

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
Daisuke Matsuzaka, W (3-3) 6 5 4 4 2 4 1 4.64 25 102 62 37 8 17 5 14 2 0 48 -0.079 1.00 -0.8
Matt Albers, H (2) 2 3 1 1 0 3 0 1.42 8 33 19 7 4 8 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.055 0.62 0.1
Daniel Bard 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.55 3 12 8 3 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.016 0.20 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 2 8 1 5.00 36 147 89 47 13 29 10 16 2 0 48 0 0 -0.008 0.85 -0.3
Balks: None.
WP: C Pavano (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: C Pavano (2; K Youkilis, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Chad Fairchild, 1B - Joe West, 2B - Angel Hernandez, 3B - Paul Schrieber.
Time of Game: 2:53.
Attendance: 37,526.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 55° F, Wind 18mph in from Rightfield.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 2-3 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R BOS A. Gonzalez C. Pavano 14% 63% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Ellsbury Scores; Pedroia to 3B
t1 1-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RR MIN D. Valencia D. Matsuzaka -14% 26% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Plouffe Scores; Kubel Scores
b5 5-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R BOS A. Gonzalez C. Pavano 11% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t4 3-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R MIN D. Valencia D. Matsuzaka -11% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b3 1-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS C. Crawford C. Pavano 10% 43% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep 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' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN D. Span D. Matsuzaka -4% 46% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN T. Plouffe D. Matsuzaka -2% 44% Span Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- 8,(3-2)  MIN T. Plouffe D. Matsuzaka -3% 41% Walk
t1 0-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Morneau D. Matsuzaka 5% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 12- 3,(2-0)  R MIN J. Kubel D. Matsuzaka -9% 37% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Span Scores; Plouffe to 2B
t1 1-0 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer D. Matsuzaka 3% 40% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Plouffe to 3B; Kubel to 2B
t1 1-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RR MIN D. Valencia D. Matsuzaka -14% 26% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Plouffe Scores; Kubel Scores
t1 3-0 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  MIN B. Revere D. Matsuzaka -1% 25% Valencia Steals 2B
t1 3-0 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  O MIN B. Revere D. Matsuzaka 2% 27% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Ellsbury C. Pavano -2% 25% Flyball: CF
b1 0-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia C. Pavano -1% 23% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS A. Gonzalez C. Pavano -1% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 8-9-1
t2 3-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Butera D. Matsuzaka 1% 24% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
t2 3-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN A. Casilla D. Matsuzaka 1% 25% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 3-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Span D. Matsuzaka 1% 26% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS K. Youkilis C. Pavano 6% 31% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b2 0-3 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O BOS D. Ortiz C. Pavano -2% 29% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Youkilis to 3B
b2 0-3 1 --3 6,(2-2)  RO BOS J. Drew C. Pavano 1% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Youkilis Scores
b2 1-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie C. Pavano -1% 29% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 2-3-4
t3 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN T. Plouffe D. Matsuzaka 2% 31% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
t3 3-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morneau D. Matsuzaka 1% 32% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN J. Kubel D. Matsuzaka -1% 31% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t3 3-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer D. Matsuzaka 2% 33% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 8-9-1
b3 1-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS C. Crawford C. Pavano 10% 43% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b3 1-3 0 --3 3,(2-0)  RO BOS J. Varitek C. Pavano -2% 41% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Crawford Scores
b3 2-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Ellsbury C. Pavano 3% 44% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b3 2-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  BOS D. Pedroia C. Pavano 2% 46% Ellsbury Steals 2B
b3 2-3 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  BOS D. Pedroia C. Pavano 2% 48% Walk
b3 2-3 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R BOS A. Gonzalez C. Pavano 14% 63% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Ellsbury Scores; Pedroia to 3B
b3 3-3 1 1-3 7,(3-2)  RO BOS K. Youkilis C. Pavano 1% 64% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Pedroia Scores; Youkilis to 1B
b3 4-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  BOS D. Ortiz C. Pavano 2% 66% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Youkilis to 2B
b3 4-3 2 12- 2,(1-1)  BOS J. Drew C. Pavano 1% 67% Youkilis Picked off 2B, safe on E2 (throw); Youkilis to 3B
b3 4-3 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R BOS J. Drew C. Pavano 9% 76% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Youkilis Scores; Ortiz to 2B
b3 5-3 2 12- 8,(2-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie C. Pavano -3% 73% Flyball: CF (Short CF-RF)
4 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 6-7-8
t4 3-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R MIN D. Valencia D. Matsuzaka -11% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t4 4-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN B. Revere D. Matsuzaka 3% 65% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t4 4-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Butera D. Matsuzaka 2% 67% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t4 4-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN A. Casilla D. Matsuzaka 1% 68% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-4, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 8-9-1
b4 5-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS C. Crawford C. Pavano -2% 66% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b4 5-4 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS J. Varitek C. Pavano -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 5-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury C. Pavano -1% 64% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Ellsbury out at 2B/RF-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 1-2-3
t5 4-5 0 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN D. Span D. Matsuzaka -5% 58% Walk
t5 4-5 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Plouffe D. Matsuzaka 5% 63% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t5 4-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Morneau D. Matsuzaka 4% 67% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t5 4-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Kubel D. Matsuzaka 3% 71% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-4, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 2-3-4
b5 5-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia C. Pavano -2% 68% Groundout: P-1B
b5 5-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R BOS A. Gonzalez C. Pavano 11% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b5 6-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS K. Youkilis C. Pavano 2% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b5 6-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  BOS D. Ortiz C. Pavano 2% 83% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Youkilis to 2B
b5 6-4 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RO BOS J. Drew C. Pavano 4% 87% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Youkilis Scores/Adv on E4 (throw to 1B)/No RBI; Drew to 1B
b5 7-4 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  BOS J. Lowrie C. Pavano 0% 88% Wild Pitch; Drew to 2B
b5 7-4 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O BOS J. Lowrie C. Pavano -2% 86% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-7, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 5-6-7
t6 4-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer D. Matsuzaka 2% 88% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t6 4-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Valencia D. Matsuzaka 2% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-7 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN B. Revere D. Matsuzaka 1% 91% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-4, Twins' Alex Burnett facing 8-9-1
Alex Burnett replaces Carl Pavano pitching
b6 7-4 0 --- 7,(1-2)  O BOS C. Crawford A. Burnett -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b6 7-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS J. Varitek A. Burnett -1% 90% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
b6 7-4 2 --- 3,(2-0)  BOS J. Ellsbury A. Burnett 1% 90% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b6 7-4 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O BOS D. Pedroia A. Burnett -1% 89% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-7, Red Sox' Matt Albers facing 8-9-1
Matt Albers replaces Daisuke Matsuzaka pitching
t7 4-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Butera M. Albers 2% 92% Strikeout Looking
t7 4-7 1 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN A. Casilla M. Albers -3% 89% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t7 4-7 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO MIN D. Span M. Albers 5% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-4, Twins' Jose Mijares facing 3-4-5
Jose Mijares replaces Alex Burnett pitching
b7 7-4 0 --- 3,(2-0)  BOS A. Gonzalez J. Mijares 1% 95% Single to LF (Fly Ball)
b7 7-4 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  BOS K. Youkilis J. Mijares 1% 96% Reached on E7 (Line Drive); Gonzalez to 2B
b7 7-4 0 12- 4,(2-1)  O BOS D. Ortiz J. Mijares -1% 95% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b7 7-4 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Drew J. Mijares -1% 94% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b7 7-4 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RR BOS J. Lowrie J. Mijares 5% 98% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Gonzalez Scores/unER; Youkilis Scores/unER
b7 9-4 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O BOS C. Crawford J. Mijares -0% 98% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Red Sox 9.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-9, Red Sox' Matt Albers facing 2-3-4
t8 4-9 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN T. Plouffe M. Albers -2% 96% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep 1B)
t8 4-9 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Morneau M. Albers 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-9 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R MIN J. Kubel M. Albers -2% 96% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Plouffe Scores
t8 5-9 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer M. Albers 2% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-9 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Valencia M. Albers 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Red Sox 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 9-5, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 9-1-2
Joe Nathan replaces Jose Mijares pitching
Matt Tolbert replaces Trevor Plouffe playing SS batting 2nd
b8 9-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS J. Varitek J. Nathan -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b8 9-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury J. Nathan -0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 9-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  BOS D. Pedroia J. Nathan 0% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b8 9-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS A. Gonzalez J. Nathan -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Red Sox 9.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-9, Red Sox' Daniel Bard facing 7-8-9
Daniel Bard replaces Matt Albers pitching
Jose Iglesias replaces Jed Lowrie playing SS batting 7th
t9 5-9 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN B. Revere D. Bard 1% 99% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
Rene Tosoni pinch hits for Drew Butera (C) batting 8th
t9 5-9 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN R. Tosoni D. Bard 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-9 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN A. Casilla D. Bard 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Red Sox 9.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • 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.

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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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