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Standings
MIN
@CHW
2
6
BOS
@DET
8
9
CAL
@KCR
7
1
MIL
@NYY
3
4
CLE
@SEA
4
2
OAK
@TEX
6
5
BAL
@TOR
2
6
CIN
@ATL
21
6
HOU
@LAD
2
3
CHC
@NYM
4
12
STL
@PHI
4
3
MON
@PIT
1
5
SDP
@SFG
3
13
Tuesday, September 15, 1987,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 7,947, Time of Game: 2:26
Twins
2
77-69
 Lost 2 
1st
at White Sox
6
63-81
 Won 3 
7th, 13 GB
W: Jack McDowell (1-0)
L: Joe Niekro (6-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    2  6  0
White Sox       0  0  0   1  0  2   3  0  X    6 14  0

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 .221 .299 .303 .603 -0.093 0.85 0.000 -0.093 -1.2 2 4
Randy Bush RF 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .262 .347 .422 .769 0.012 0.60 0.046 -0.034 1.8 0 0 HR
Kirby Puckett CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .327 .363 .523 .886 -0.064 0.81 0.056 -0.119 -0.7 1 0 HBP,GDP
Kent Hrbek 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .280 .384 .542 .926 -0.079 0.77 0.000 -0.079 -0.9 14 1
Gary Gaetti 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .258 .305 .489 .793 -0.090 1.16 0.000 -0.090 -0.8 2 4
Tom Brunansky LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .257 .346 .481 .828 -0.045 0.59 0.000 -0.045 -0.6 1 0
Gene Larkin DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .269 .349 .387 .735 -0.012 0.43 0.000 -0.012 -0.1
   Roy Smalley PH 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .281 .355 .424 .778 0.016 0.33 0.018 -0.002 -0.0
Greg Gagne SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .256 .295 .404 .699 -0.061 0.72 0.000 -0.061 -0.6 1 5
Sal Butera C 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .184 .228 .281 .508 0.008 0.99 0.045 -0.037 0.1 2 0 2B
   Tim Laudner C 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .192 .257 .402 .659 -0.035 0.76 0.004 -0.038 0.1 1 1
Joe Niekro P 0 0
   Juan Berenguer P 0 0
   George Frazier P 0 1
Team Totals 30 2 6 2 0 4 31 .200 .226 .333 .559 -0.443 0.76 0.169 -0.610 -3.1 24 16
2B: S Butera (5, off J McDowell).
HR: R Bush (9, off B Thigpen, 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
HBP: K Puckett (5, by J McDowell).
TB: R Bush 5; S Butera 2; K Puckett; T Laudner; R Smalley.
GIDP: K Puckett (14).
RBI: R Bush 2 (38).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 2. K Hrbek-G Gagne-K Hrbek; G Gagne-A Newman-K Hrbek.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: S Butera (2nd base by C Fisk); K Puckett (1st base by J McDowell).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ozzie Guillen SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .278 .303 .346 .649 -0.123 0.87 0.000 -0.123 -1.7 1 2 GDP
Donnie Hill 2B 4 3 3 2 0 0 4 .241 .295 .383 .677 0.132 0.95 0.148 -0.016 2.6 2 3 3B
Harold Baines DH 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .280 .347 .467 .814 0.056 0.80 0.117 -0.061 1.6 2·2B
Ivan Calderon RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .292 .356 .519 .875 -0.033 0.77 0.034 -0.068 -0.3 2 0
Greg Walker 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .246 .340 .458 .797 0.127 0.69 0.148 -0.021 0.2 10 0 2B,GDP
Carlton Fisk C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .254 .315 .445 .760 -0.068 0.64 0.000 -0.069 -0.5 6 1
Daryl Boston LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .237 .290 .393 .683 -0.031 0.40 0.018 -0.049 -0.1 0 0 2B,CS
Ken Williams CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .286 .319 .418 .737 -0.028 0.39 0.015 -0.043 0.5 5 0
Steve Lyons 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .266 .318 .335 .653 0.025 0.37 0.040 -0.015 -0.9 1 3
Jack McDowell P 0 1
   Bobby Thigpen P 0 0
Team Totals 35 6 14 5 1 4 36 .400 .417 .571 .988 0.057 0.65 0.520 -0.465 1.5 27 10
2B: G Walker (29, off J Niekro); H Baines 2 (21, 1 off J Niekro, 1 off J Berenguer); D Boston (18, off J Niekro).
3B: D Hill (5, off J Berenguer).
TB: D Hill 5; H Baines 4; G Walker 3; D Boston 3; S Lyons 2; K Williams; I Calderon; C Fisk.
GIDP: O Guillen (9); G Walker (10).
RBI: D Hill 2 (42); H Baines 2 (80); G Walker (82).
2-out RBI: D Hill 2; H Baines; G Walker.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Hill-G Walker.
Baserunning
CS: D Boston (6, 2nd base by G Frazier/T Laudner).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Niekro, L (6-12) 6 9 4 4 0 3 0 5.10 25 41 -0.021 0.90 -0.3
Juan Berenguer 1 3 2 2 0 1 0 3.91 6 1 1 -0.037 0.29 -1.8
George Frazier 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 5.31 5 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.6
Team Totals 8 14 6 6 1 4 0 6.75 36 41 1 1 -0.057 0.65 -1.5
J Niekro faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack McDowell, W (1-0) 7 4 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 23 72 0.432 0.97 3.9
Bobby Thigpen 2 2 2 2 0 1 1 2.80 8 0 0 0.011 0.10 -0.9
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 0 4 1 2.00 31 72 0 0 0.443 0.76 3.1
Balks: None.
WP: J Niekro (10); G Frazier (6).
HBP: J McDowell (1; K Puckett).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J McDowell (1; K Puckett, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nick Bremigan, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Drew Coble, 3B - Larry McCoy.
Time of Game: 2:26.
Attendance: 7,947.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Chicago White Sox
1 Al Newman 2B 1 Ozzie Guillen SS
2 Randy Bush RF 2 Donnie Hill 2B
3 Kirby Puckett CF 3 Harold Baines DH
4 Kent Hrbek 1B 4 Ivan Calderon RF
5 Gary Gaetti 3B 5 Greg Walker 1B
6 Tom Brunansky LF 6 Carlton Fisk C
7 Gene Larkin DH 7 Daryl Boston LF
8 Greg Gagne SS 8 Ken Williams CF
9 Sal Butera C 9 Steve Lyons 3B
Joe Niekro P Jack McDowell P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-0 2 -2- R CHW G. Walker J. Niekro 12% 66% Double to RF; Hill Scores
b6 1-0 0 1-- R CHW H. Baines J. Niekro 11% 88% Double to RF; Hill Scores
t4 0-0 0 1-- OO MIN K. Puckett J. McDowell 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 1 1-- OO CHW O. Guillen J. Niekro -6% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b4 0-0 0 -2- O CHW H. Baines J. Niekro -5% 58% Strikeout

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, White Sox' Jack McDowell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN A. Newman J. McDowell 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Bush J. McDowell 2% 54% Lineout: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- MIN K. Puckett J. McDowell -1% 53% Hit By Pitch
t1 0-0 2 1-- O MIN K. Hrbek J. McDowell 2% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW O. Guillen J. Niekro -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHW D. Hill J. Niekro -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHW H. Baines J. Niekro -1% 50% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Jack McDowell facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O MIN G. Gaetti J. McDowell 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O MIN T. Brunansky J. McDowell 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O MIN G. Larkin J. McDowell 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHW I. Calderon J. Niekro -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- CHW G. Walker J. Niekro 3% 55% Single to LF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O CHW C. Fisk J. Niekro -3% 52% Lineout: LF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O CHW D. Boston J. Niekro -2% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Jack McDowell facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O MIN G. Gagne J. McDowell 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- MIN S. Butera J. McDowell -4% 48% Double to RF
t3 0-0 1 -2- O MIN A. Newman J. McDowell 4% 52% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 2 -2- O MIN R. Bush J. McDowell 4% 56% Butera Picked off 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Joe Niekro facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O CHW K. Williams J. Niekro -3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- CHW S. Lyons J. Niekro 3% 56% Single/Bunt
b3 0-0 1 1-- OO CHW O. Guillen J. Niekro -6% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Jack McDowell facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- MIN R. Bush J. McDowell -4% 46% Single to CF
t4 0-0 0 1-- OO MIN K. Puckett J. McDowell 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- O MIN K. Hrbek J. McDowell 1% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Joe Niekro facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- CHW D. Hill J. Niekro 4% 60% Single to RF
b4 0-0 0 1-- CHW H. Baines J. Niekro 3% 63% Wild Pitch; Hill to 2B
b4 0-0 0 -2- O CHW H. Baines J. Niekro -5% 58% Strikeout
Tim Laudner replaces Sal Butera playing C batting 9th
b4 0-0 1 -2- O CHW I. Calderon J. Niekro -4% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-0 2 -2- R CHW G. Walker J. Niekro 12% 66% Double to RF; Hill Scores
b4 1-0 2 -2- O CHW C. Fisk J. Niekro -3% 63% Strikeout (C-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Jack McDowell facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- O MIN G. Gaetti J. McDowell 3% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-1 1 --- O MIN T. Brunansky J. McDowell 2% 69% Foul Flyball: C
Roy Smalley pinch hits for Gene Larkin (DH) batting 7th
t5 0-1 2 --- MIN R. Smalley J. McDowell -2% 67% Single to CF
t5 0-1 2 1-- O MIN G. Gagne J. McDowell 3% 70% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Joe Niekro facing 7-8-9
b5 1-0 0 --- O CHW D. Boston J. Niekro -2% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-0 1 --- O CHW K. Williams J. Niekro -2% 66% Flyball: CF
b5 1-0 2 --- CHW S. Lyons J. Niekro 1% 67% Single to CF
b5 1-0 2 1-- O CHW O. Guillen J. Niekro -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Jack McDowell facing 9-1-2
t6 0-1 0 --- O MIN T. Laudner J. McDowell 4% 69% Flyball: CF
t6 0-1 1 --- O MIN A. Newman J. McDowell 3% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-1 2 --- O MIN R. Bush J. McDowell 2% 73% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Joe Niekro facing 2-3-4
b6 1-0 0 --- CHW D. Hill J. Niekro 3% 77% Single to RF
b6 1-0 0 1-- R CHW H. Baines J. Niekro 11% 88% Double to RF; Hill Scores
b6 2-0 0 -2- CHW I. Calderon J. Niekro 3% 91% Single to LF; Baines to 3B
b6 2-0 0 1-3 ROO CHW G. Walker J. Niekro -2% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B; Baines Scores
b6 3-0 2 --- O CHW C. Fisk J. Niekro -0% 88% Foul Flyball: 1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, White Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Jack McDowell facing 3-4-5
t7 0-3 0 --- MIN K. Puckett J. McDowell -4% 84% Single to 3B
t7 0-3 0 1-- O MIN K. Hrbek J. McDowell 4% 88% Strikeout
t7 0-3 1 1-- O MIN G. Gaetti J. McDowell 3% 91% Flyball: RF
t7 0-3 2 1-- O MIN T. Brunansky J. McDowell 2% 94% Puckett Picked off 1B (P-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Twins' Joe Niekro facing 7-8-9
b7 3-0 0 --- CHW D. Boston J. Niekro 2% 95% Double to CF
Juan Berenguer replaces Joe Niekro pitching
b7 3-0 0 -2- CHW K. Williams J. Berenguer 1% 97% Single/Bunt; Boston to 3B
b7 3-0 0 1-3 O CHW S. Lyons J. Berenguer -1% 95% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 3-0 1 1-3 O CHW O. Guillen J. Berenguer -2% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B; Williams to 2B
b7 3-0 2 -23 RR CHW D. Hill J. Berenguer 5% 98% Triple to RF; Boston Scores; Williams Scores
b7 5-0 2 --3 R CHW H. Baines J. Berenguer 1% 99% Double to LF; Hill Scores
b7 6-0 2 -2- O CHW I. Calderon J. Berenguer -0% 99% Strikeout
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, White Sox 6.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-6, White Sox' Bobby Thigpen facing 6-7-8
Bobby Thigpen replaces Jack McDowell pitching
t8 0-6 0 --- O MIN T. Brunansky B. Thigpen 0% 99% Flyball: CF
t8 0-6 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley B. Thigpen 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t8 0-6 2 --- O MIN G. Gagne B. Thigpen 0% 100% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, White Sox 6.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 6-0, Twins' George Frazier facing 5-6-7
George Frazier replaces Juan Berenguer pitching
b8 6-0 0 --- O CHW G. Walker G. Frazier -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 6-0 1 --- CHW C. Fisk G. Frazier 0% 100% Single to CF
b8 6-0 1 1-- CHW D. Boston G. Frazier 0% 100% Single to RF; Fisk to 3B
b8 6-0 1 1-3 O CHW K. Williams G. Frazier -0% 100% Boston Caught Stealing 2B (P-2B-1B)
b8 6-0 2 --3 CHW K. Williams G. Frazier 0% 100% Walk
b8 6-0 2 1-3 CHW S. Lyons G. Frazier 0% 100% Wild Pitch; Williams to 2B
b8 6-0 2 -23 O CHW S. Lyons G. Frazier -0% 100% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, White Sox 6.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-6, White Sox' Bobby Thigpen facing 9-1-2
t9 0-6 0 --- MIN T. Laudner B. Thigpen -0% 99% Single to CF
t9 0-6 0 1-- O MIN A. Newman B. Thigpen 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 0-6 1 1-- RR MIN R. Bush B. Thigpen -0% 99% Home Run; Laudner Scores
t9 2-6 1 --- O MIN K. Puckett B. Thigpen 1% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 2-6 2 --- O MIN K. Hrbek B. Thigpen 0% 100% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, White Sox 6.

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