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CLE
@BAL
1
4
MIN
@CAL
1
2
CHW
@DET
1
3
TEX
@MIL
2
10
OAK
@SEA
2
4
BOS
@TOR
5
10
MON
@CHC
0
7
HOU
@CIN
8
9
PHI
@PIT
6
2
 
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@SDP
5
3
ATL
@SFG
2
0
NYM
@STL
3
4
Friday, April 17, 1987,
, Anaheim Stadium
Attendance: 36,175, Time of Game: 2:25
Twins
1
7-3
 Lost 1 
1st
at Angels
2
7-3
 Won 2 
1st
W: Mike Witt (2-1)
L: Bert Blyleven (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  3  2
Angels          0  0  1   0  1  0   0  0  X    2  8  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Newman 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .320 .346 .360 .706 -0.128 1.24 0.000 -0.128 -1.0 0 2
Randy Bush RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .313 .333 .594 .927 0.035 0.98 0.111 -0.075 0.4 1 0 3B
Kirby Puckett CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .425 .477 .900 1.377 0.119 1.54 0.167 -0.048 0.5 4 0
Kent Hrbek 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .194 .359 .323 .682 -0.199 2.07 0.000 -0.199 -1.2 8 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .205 .262 .410 .672 -0.153 1.67 0.000 -0.153 -0.8 1 1
Roy Smalley DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .273 .273 .485 .758 -0.118 1.60 0.020 -0.138 -0.4
Tom Brunansky LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .172 .250 .276 .526 -0.119 1.46 0.000 -0.119 -0.9 4 0
Greg Gagne SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .345 .367 .414 .780 -0.024 0.91 0.028 -0.052 -0.1 1 2
Tom Nieto C 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .200 .294 .333 .627 0.001 1.10 0.033 -0.032 -0.0 4 1
   Dan Gladden PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .381 .391 .476 .867 -0.056 2.17 0.000 -0.056 -0.2
   Tim Laudner C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .800 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bert Blyleven P 1 2
Team Totals 32 1 3 1 1 7 33 .094 .121 .156 .277 -0.642 1.45 0.359 -1.000 -3.8 24 8
3B: R Bush (1, off M Witt).
TB: R Bush 3; K Puckett; G Gagne.
RBI: K Puckett (12).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Newman-G Gagne-K Hrbek; B Blyleven-K Hrbek.
E: B Blyleven 2 (2).

California Angels

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian Downing DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .405 .511 .892 1.403 0.086 0.99 0.111 -0.025 1.0 2B
Devon White RF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .268 .333 .610 .943 -0.017 1.28 0.115 -0.132 -0.4 3 0 HR
Wally Joyner 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .182 .217 .250 .467 0.084 1.25 0.154 -0.071 0.5 6 2
Doug DeCinces 3B 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 .240 .444 .400 .844 0.023 0.96 0.055 -0.032 0.6 0 0 HBP
Jack Howell LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .267 .324 .400 .724 -0.190 1.19 0.000 -0.190 -2.3 2 0 SH,GDP
Butch Wynegar C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .276 .364 .310 .674 -0.043 0.84 0.026 -0.068 -0.6 6 0
Dick Schofield SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .176 .237 .294 .531 -0.044 0.91 0.030 -0.074 -0.6 2 3
Gary Pettis CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .314 .368 .429 .797 -0.048 0.90 0.027 -0.075 -0.4 5 0
Mark McLemore 2B 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .345 .457 .414 .871 0.008 1.18 0.134 -0.126 -0.1 1 3 2B,CS
Mike Witt P 2 1
Team Totals 29 2 8 2 3 4 34 .276 .364 .448 .812 -0.141 1.06 0.652 -0.793 -2.3 27 9
2B: B Downing (3, off B Blyleven); M McLemore (2, off B Blyleven).
HR: D White (3, off B Blyleven, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out).
SH: J Howell (1, off B Blyleven).
HBP: D DeCinces (1, by B Blyleven).
TB: D White 4; B Downing 3; M McLemore 2; W Joyner; D DeCinces; G Pettis; D Schofield.
GIDP: J Howell (1).
RBI: D White (5); W Joyner (5).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
PB: B Wynegar (1).
E: M Witt (1).
Baserunning
CS: M McLemore (3, 3rd base by B Blyleven/T Nieto).
Pickoffs: M McLemore (1st base by B Blyleven).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bert Blyleven, L (1-1) 8 8 2 2 3 4 1 3.68 34 59 0.141 1.06 2.3
Team Totals 8 8 2 2 3 4 1 2.25 34 59 0.141 1.06 2.3

California Angels

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Witt, W (2-1) 9 3 1 1 1 7 0 3.27 33 83 0.641 1.45 3.8
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 1 7 0 1.00 33 83 0.641 1.45 3.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Blyleven (1; D DeCinces).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: B Blyleven (0; M McLemore, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim McKean, 1B - Dale Ford, 2B - John Shulock, 3B - Tim McClelland.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 36,175.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         California Angels
1 Al Newman 2B 1 Brian Downing DH
2 Randy Bush RF 2 Devon White RF
3 Kirby Puckett CF 3 Wally Joyner 1B
4 Kent Hrbek 1B 4 Doug DeCinces 3B
5 Gary Gaetti 3B 5 Jack Howell LF
6 Roy Smalley DH 6 Butch Wynegar C
7 Tom Brunansky LF 7 Dick Schofield SS
8 Greg Gagne SS 8 Gary Pettis CF
9 Tom Nieto C 9 Mark McLemore 2B
Bert Blyleven P Mike Witt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-1 1 12- R CAL W. Joyner B. Blyleven 15% 77% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); McLemore Scores; Downing to 3B
b5 2-1 1 123 OO CAL J. Howell B. Blyleven -14% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- R CAL D. White B. Blyleven 12% 65% Home Run
t9 1-2 0 --- MIN K. Puckett M. Witt -12% 72% Strikeout, Passed Ball; Puckett to 1B
t4 0-1 0 --- MIN R. Bush M. Witt -11% 51% Triple to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)

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, Angels' Mike Witt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN A. Newman M. Witt 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Bush M. Witt 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O MIN K. Puckett M. Witt 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CAL B. Downing B. Blyleven 6% 61% Double to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b1 0-0 0 -2- O CAL D. White B. Blyleven -4% 57% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 -2- O CAL W. Joyner B. Blyleven -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 -2- O CAL D. DeCinces B. Blyleven -3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Mike Witt facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O MIN K. Hrbek M. Witt 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O MIN G. Gaetti M. Witt 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O MIN R. Smalley M. Witt 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O CAL J. Howell B. Blyleven -2% 53% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 --- CAL B. Wynegar B. Blyleven 3% 55% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- O CAL D. Schofield B. Blyleven -3% 52% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 1-- CAL G. Pettis B. Blyleven 3% 55% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Wynegar to 3B
b2 0-0 2 1-3 O CAL M. McLemore B. Blyleven -5% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Mike Witt facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O MIN T. Brunansky M. Witt 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- MIN G. Gagne M. Witt -3% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t3 0-0 1 1-- O MIN T. Nieto M. Witt 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 2 1-- O MIN A. Newman M. Witt 3% 56% Lineout: P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O CAL B. Downing B. Blyleven -3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- R CAL D. White B. Blyleven 12% 65% Home Run
b3 1-0 1 --- O CAL W. Joyner B. Blyleven -2% 63% Flyball: CF
b3 1-0 2 --- CAL D. DeCinces B. Blyleven 1% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b3 1-0 2 1-- O CAL J. Howell B. Blyleven -2% 62% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 1.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Angels' Mike Witt facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- MIN R. Bush M. Witt -11% 51% Triple to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t4 0-1 0 --3 R MIN K. Puckett M. Witt -5% 46% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Bush Scores
t4 1-1 0 1-- O MIN K. Hrbek M. Witt 4% 50% Strikeout
t4 1-1 1 1-- O MIN G. Gaetti M. Witt 2% 52% Flyball: LF; Puckett to 2B
t4 1-1 2 -2- MIN R. Smalley M. Witt -2% 50% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Puckett to 3B
t4 1-1 2 1-3 O MIN T. Brunansky M. Witt 6% 56% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 6-7-8
b4 1-1 0 --- O CAL B. Wynegar B. Blyleven -3% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 1-1 1 --- CAL D. Schofield B. Blyleven 3% 56% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b4 1-1 1 1-- OO CAL G. Pettis B. Blyleven -6% 50% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 1.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Angels' Mike Witt facing 8-9-1
t5 1-1 0 --- O MIN G. Gagne M. Witt 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t5 1-1 1 --- MIN T. Nieto M. Witt -3% 50% Walk
t5 1-1 1 1-- O MIN A. Newman M. Witt 4% 54% Flyball: CF
t5 1-1 2 1-- O MIN R. Bush M. Witt 3% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
b5 1-1 0 --- CAL M. McLemore B. Blyleven 8% 65% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to LF Line)
b5 1-1 0 -2- CAL B. Downing B. Blyleven 3% 68% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Downing to 1B
b5 1-1 0 12- O CAL D. White B. Blyleven -7% 61% Strikeout
b5 1-1 1 12- R CAL W. Joyner B. Blyleven 15% 77% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); McLemore Scores; Downing to 3B
b5 2-1 1 1-3 CAL D. DeCinces B. Blyleven 2% 79% Hit By Pitch; Joyner to 2B
b5 2-1 1 123 OO CAL J. Howell B. Blyleven -14% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 2.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Angels' Mike Witt facing 3-4-5
t6 1-2 0 --- O MIN K. Puckett M. Witt 4% 69% Flyball: CF
t6 1-2 1 --- O MIN K. Hrbek M. Witt 3% 72% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 1-2 2 --- O MIN G. Gaetti M. Witt 2% 74% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 6-7-8
b6 2-1 0 --- O CAL B. Wynegar B. Blyleven -2% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-1 1 --- O CAL D. Schofield B. Blyleven -2% 70% Flyball: LF
b6 2-1 2 --- O CAL G. Pettis B. Blyleven -1% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Angels' Mike Witt facing 6-7-8
t7 1-2 0 --- O MIN R. Smalley M. Witt 4% 73% Flyball: RF
t7 1-2 1 --- O MIN T. Brunansky M. Witt 3% 76% Strikeout
t7 1-2 2 --- O MIN G. Gagne M. Witt 2% 79% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
b7 2-1 0 --- CAL M. McLemore B. Blyleven 3% 81% Walk
b7 2-1 0 1-- CAL B. Downing B. Blyleven 3% 84% McLemore Picked off 1B, safe on E1; McLemore to 2B
b7 2-1 0 -2- O CAL B. Downing B. Blyleven -7% 77% McLemore Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
b7 2-1 1 --- CAL B. Downing B. Blyleven 2% 79% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b7 2-1 1 1-- O CAL D. White B. Blyleven -3% 76% Lineout: CF
b7 2-1 2 1-- O CAL W. Joyner B. Blyleven -2% 74% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Angels' Mike Witt facing 9-1-2
Dan Gladden pinch hits for Tom Nieto (C) batting 9th
t8 1-2 0 --- O MIN D. Gladden M. Witt 6% 80% Strikeout
t8 1-2 1 --- O MIN A. Newman M. Witt 4% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-2 2 --- O MIN R. Bush M. Witt 3% 86% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
Tim Laudner replaces Dan Gladden (PH) playing C batting 9th
b8 2-1 0 --- CAL D. DeCinces B. Blyleven 2% 88% Walk
b8 2-1 0 1-- O CAL J. Howell B. Blyleven -1% 88% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; DeCinces to 2B
b8 2-1 1 -2- O CAL B. Wynegar B. Blyleven -2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B; DeCinces to 3B
b8 2-1 2 --3 O CAL D. Schofield B. Blyleven -3% 83% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 2.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Angels' Mike Witt facing 3-4-5
t9 1-2 0 --- MIN K. Puckett M. Witt -12% 72% Strikeout, Passed Ball; Puckett to 1B
t9 1-2 0 1-- O MIN K. Hrbek M. Witt 11% 82% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 1-2 1 1-- O MIN G. Gaetti M. Witt 10% 92% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 1-2 2 1-- O MIN R. Smalley M. Witt 8% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 2.

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