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Scores
Standings
MIN
@CAL
1
6
TOR
@CHW
3
2
NYY
@CLE
5
2
KCR
@DET
2
4
BAL
@MIL
1
5
SEA
@OAK
1
3
BOS
@TEX
8
9
SDP
@ATL
7
3
LAD
@CIN
3
6
SFG
@HOU
5
6
 
(11)
STL
@MON
1
2
 
(13)
PHI
@NYM
3
13
CHC
@PIT
0
10
Wednesday, August 5, 1987,
, Anaheim Stadium
Attendance: 34,059, Time of Game: 2:26
Twins
1
57-52
 Lost 2 
1st
at Angels
6
56-52
 Won 2 
3rd, ½ GB
L: Bert Blyleven (10-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  5  1
Angels          0  1  0   2  3  0   0  0  X    6  8  0

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dan Gladden LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .260 .322 .357 .679 -0.029 0.71 0.045 -0.074 -0.2 2 0 CS
Greg Gagne SS-2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .264 .306 .421 .727 -0.064 0.89 0.000 -0.064 -0.9 3 2
   Randy Bush PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .228 .318 .380 .698 0.004 0.12 0.004 0.000 0.3
Kirby Puckett CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .318 .357 .495 .852 -0.020 0.36 0.010 -0.031 -0.4 2 0 GDP
Gary Gaetti 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .253 .303 .479 .782 -0.069 0.80 0.000 -0.069 -1.4 0 3 GDP
Tom Brunansky RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .262 .355 .487 .843 -0.026 0.49 0.007 -0.033 0.0 2 0
Kent Hrbek 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .279 .376 .520 .896 -0.002 0.37 0.019 -0.021 0.9 7 1 2B
Gene Larkin DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .295 .361 .457 .818 -0.027 0.82 0.042 -0.069 -0.9 CS
Tim Laudner C 2 0 0 1 0 1 3 .196 .256 .423 .679 -0.055 0.75 0.000 -0.055 -0.6 7 0 SF
Steve Lombardozzi 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .238 .294 .347 .640 -0.015 0.28 0.000 -0.015 -0.2 0 1
   Roy Smalley PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .282 .344 .416 .761 -0.006 0.22 0.000 -0.006 -0.4 1 0
Bert Blyleven P 0 1
   George Frazier P 0 0
   Dan Schatzeder P 0 0
   Keith Atherton P 0 0
Team Totals 27 1 5 1 2 8 30 .185 .233 .222 .456 -0.309 0.59 0.127 -0.437 -3.8 24 8
2B: K Hrbek (11, off G Minton).
SF: T Laudner (2, off G Minton).
TB: K Hrbek 2; G Larkin; K Puckett; D Gladden; T Brunansky.
GIDP: G Gaetti (16); K Puckett (11).
RBI: T Laudner (34).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Gagne-K Hrbek.
E: S Lombardozzi (11).
Baserunning
CS: D Gladden (9, 2nd base by J Candelaria/B Boone); G Larkin (3, 2nd base by J Candelaria/B Boone).

California Angels

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian Downing LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .274 .396 .495 .891 -0.024 0.47 0.014 -0.039 -0.3 0 0
Jack Howell RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .257 .350 .469 .819 -0.006 0.41 0.021 -0.027 0.2 2 0
Wally Joyner 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .282 .363 .534 .897 -0.039 0.48 0.000 -0.040 -0.6 8 1
Bill Buckner DH 4 2 2 3 0 0 4 .280 .308 .344 .652 0.079 0.59 0.104 -0.025 2.0 HR,2B
Doug DeCinces 3B 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .244 .362 .399 .761 0.040 0.48 0.042 -0.002 0.1 1 4 IW
Bob Boone C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .270 .336 .349 .684 0.022 0.76 0.065 -0.043 -0.1 8 1
Gus Polidor SS 3 0 2 2 0 0 4 .233 .239 .291 .529 0.128 0.87 0.128 0.000 1.5 2 2 SF
Mark McLemore 2B 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .225 .298 .285 .582 0.043 0.82 0.078 -0.035 -0.0 4 4 GDP
Gary Pettis CF 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .208 .303 .266 .569 -0.051 0.60 0.000 -0.051 -1.0 2 0
John Candelaria P 0 1
   Greg Minton P 0 0
   DeWayne Buice P 0 0
Team Totals 30 6 8 6 3 6 34 .267 .324 .400 .724 0.192 0.60 0.452 -0.262 1.7 27 13
2B: B Buckner (9, off B Blyleven).
HR: B Buckner (3, off B Blyleven, 5th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: G Polidor (1, off B Blyleven).
IBB: D DeCinces (5, by B Blyleven).
TB: B Buckner 6; G Polidor 2; M McLemore; D DeCinces; B Downing; B Boone.
GIDP: M McLemore (6).
RBI: B Buckner 3 (51); G Polidor 2 (7); M McLemore (32).
2-out RBI: M McLemore; G Polidor.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Polidor-M McLemore-W Joyner; M McLemore-W Joyner.

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bert Blyleven, L (10-9) 5 7 6 6 2 5 1 4.40 24 32 -0.199 0.84 -3.3
George Frazier 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.58 3 0 0 0.003 0.08 0.5
Dan Schatzeder 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.03 4 0 0 0.002 0.02 0.5
Keith Atherton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.14 3 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 8 8 6 6 3 6 1 6.75 34 32 0 0 -0.193 0.60 -1.7

California Angels

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Candelaria, W (6-3) 6 2 0 0 0 7 0 4.40 18 75 0.287 0.77 3.2
Greg Minton 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 2.86 9 0 0 0.014 0.35 0.1
DeWayne Buice 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.52 3 0 0 0.007 0.18 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 2 8 0 1.00 30 75 0 0 0.308 0.59 3.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Blyleven (3; D DeCinces).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Palermo, 1B - Dan Morrison, 2B - Tim Tschida, 3B - Dave Phillips.
Time of Game: 2:26.
Attendance: 34,059.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         California Angels
1 Dan Gladden LF 1 Brian Downing LF
2 Greg Gagne SS 2 Jack Howell RF
3 Kirby Puckett CF 3 Wally Joyner 1B
4 Gary Gaetti 3B 4 Bill Buckner DH
5 Tom Brunansky RF 5 Doug DeCinces 3B
6 Kent Hrbek 1B 6 Bob Boone C
7 Gene Larkin DH 7 Gus Polidor SS
8 Tim Laudner C 8 Mark McLemore 2B
9 Steve Lombardozzi 2B 9 Gary Pettis CF
Bert Blyleven P John Candelaria P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 1-0 2 12- R CAL G. Polidor B. Blyleven 11% 78% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Buckner Scores; DeCinces to 3B
b4 2-0 2 1-3 R CAL M. McLemore B. Blyleven 8% 86% Single to 2B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B); DeCinces Scores; Polidor to 3B/Adv on E4 (throw); McLemore to 2B
b2 0-0 1 1-- CAL B. Boone B. Blyleven 6% 62% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); DeCinces to 3B
b5 3-0 1 1-3 RRR CAL B. Buckner B. Blyleven 6% 97% Home Run; Downing Scores; Joyner Scores
t3 0-1 1 1-- O MIN S. Lombardozzi J. Candelaria 5% 65% Larkin Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)

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' John Candelaria facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- MIN D. Gladden J. Candelaria -3% 47% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- O MIN G. Gagne J. Candelaria 3% 50% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 1-- O MIN K. Puckett J. Candelaria 4% 54% Gladden Caught Stealing 2B (P-1B-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- O MIN K. Puckett J. Candelaria 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 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 --- O CAL B. Downing B. Blyleven -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CAL J. Howell B. Blyleven -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- O CAL W. Joyner B. Blyleven -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' John Candelaria facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O MIN G. Gaetti J. Candelaria 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- O MIN T. Brunansky J. Candelaria 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O MIN K. Hrbek J. Candelaria 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
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 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CAL B. Buckner B. Blyleven -2% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-0 1 --- CAL D. DeCinces B. Blyleven 3% 55% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 0-0 1 1-- CAL B. Boone B. Blyleven 6% 62% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); DeCinces to 3B
b2 0-0 1 1-3 RO CAL G. Polidor B. Blyleven 2% 64% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; DeCinces Scores; Boone to 2B
b2 1-0 2 -2- O CAL M. McLemore B. Blyleven -3% 61% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 1.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Angels' John Candelaria facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- MIN G. Larkin J. Candelaria -4% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 0-1 0 1-- O MIN T. Laudner J. Candelaria 4% 61% Lineout: CF
t3 0-1 1 1-- O MIN S. Lombardozzi J. Candelaria 5% 65% Larkin Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t3 0-1 2 --- O MIN S. Lombardozzi J. Candelaria 1% 67% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O CAL G. Pettis B. Blyleven -2% 65% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 1 --- O CAL B. Downing B. Blyleven -2% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-0 2 --- O CAL J. Howell B. Blyleven -1% 62% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 1.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Angels' John Candelaria facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- O MIN D. Gladden J. Candelaria 3% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O MIN G. Gagne J. Candelaria 2% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-1 2 --- O MIN K. Puckett J. Candelaria 1% 68% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- O CAL W. Joyner B. Blyleven -2% 66% Groundout: P-SS-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- CAL B. Buckner B. Blyleven 4% 70% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Deep RF)
b4 1-0 1 -2- CAL D. DeCinces B. Blyleven 2% 72% Intentional Walk
b4 1-0 1 12- O CAL B. Boone B. Blyleven -4% 68% Popfly: SS
b4 1-0 2 12- R CAL G. Polidor B. Blyleven 11% 78% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Buckner Scores; DeCinces to 3B
b4 2-0 2 1-3 R CAL M. McLemore B. Blyleven 8% 86% Single to 2B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B); DeCinces Scores; Polidor to 3B/Adv on E4 (throw); McLemore to 2B
b4 3-0 2 -23 O CAL G. Pettis B. Blyleven -3% 83% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 3.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, Angels' John Candelaria facing 4-5-6
t5 0-3 0 --- O MIN G. Gaetti J. Candelaria 2% 86% Strikeout
t5 0-3 1 --- O MIN T. Brunansky J. Candelaria 2% 87% Strikeout
t5 0-3 2 --- O MIN K. Hrbek J. Candelaria 1% 88% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Ahead 3-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b5 3-0 0 --- CAL B. Downing B. Blyleven 1% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b5 3-0 0 1-- CAL J. Howell B. Blyleven 2% 92% Walk; Downing to 2B
b5 3-0 0 12- O CAL W. Joyner B. Blyleven -1% 91% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Downing to 3B; Joyner to 1B
b5 3-0 1 1-3 RRR CAL B. Buckner B. Blyleven 6% 97% Home Run; Downing Scores; Joyner Scores
b5 6-0 1 --- O CAL D. DeCinces B. Blyleven -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 6-0 2 --- O CAL B. Boone B. Blyleven -0% 97% Lineout: LF
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 6.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-6, Angels' John Candelaria facing 7-8-9
t6 0-6 0 --- O MIN G. Larkin J. Candelaria 1% 98% Lineout: 3B
t6 0-6 1 --- O MIN T. Laudner J. Candelaria 0% 98% Strikeout
t6 0-6 2 --- O MIN S. Lombardozzi J. Candelaria 0% 99% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Ahead 6-0, Twins' George Frazier facing 7-8-9
George Frazier replaces Bert Blyleven pitching
b6 6-0 0 --- CAL G. Polidor G. Frazier 0% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b6 6-0 0 1-- OO CAL M. McLemore G. Frazier -0% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
b6 6-0 2 --- O CAL G. Pettis G. Frazier -0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 6.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-6, Angels' Greg Minton facing 1-2-3
Greg Minton replaces John Candelaria pitching
t7 0-6 0 --- MIN D. Gladden G. Minton -1% 97% Walk
t7 0-6 0 1-- O MIN G. Gagne G. Minton 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 0-6 1 1-- MIN K. Puckett G. Minton -1% 97% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Gagne to 2B
t7 0-6 1 12- OO MIN G. Gaetti G. Minton 2% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Ahead 6-0, Twins' Dan Schatzeder facing 1-2-3
Dan Schatzeder replaces George Frazier pitching
b7 6-0 0 --- O CAL B. Downing D. Schatzeder -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 6-0 1 --- O CAL J. Howell D. Schatzeder -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b7 6-0 2 --- CAL W. Joyner D. Schatzeder 0% 99% Walk
b7 6-0 2 1-- O CAL B. Buckner D. Schatzeder -0% 99% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Angels 6.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-6, Angels' Greg Minton facing 5-6-7
t8 0-6 0 --- MIN T. Brunansky G. Minton -1% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t8 0-6 0 1-- MIN K. Hrbek G. Minton -2% 96% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Brunansky to 3B
t8 0-6 0 -23 O MIN G. Larkin G. Minton 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 0-6 1 -23 RO MIN T. Laudner G. Minton 1% 99% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Brunansky Scores; Hrbek to 3B
Roy Smalley pinch hits for Steve Lombardozzi (2B) batting 9th
t8 1-6 2 --3 O MIN R. Smalley G. Minton 1% 99% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Ahead 6-1, Twins' Keith Atherton facing 5-6-7
Keith Atherton replaces Dan Schatzeder pitching
Greg Gagne moves from SS to 2B
Roy Smalley moves from PH to SS
b8 6-1 0 --- O CAL D. DeCinces K. Atherton -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 6-1 1 --- O CAL B. Boone K. Atherton -0% 99% Flyball: SS
b8 6-1 2 --- O CAL G. Polidor K. Atherton -0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 6.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-6, Angels' DeWayne Buice facing 1-2-3
DeWayne Buice replaces Greg Minton pitching
t9 1-6 0 --- O MIN D. Gladden D. Buice 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
Randy Bush pinch hits for Greg Gagne (2B) batting 2nd
t9 1-6 1 --- MIN R. Bush D. Buice -0% 99% Walk
t9 1-6 1 1-- OO MIN K. Puckett D. Buice 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Angels 6.

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