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@CLE
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0
Wednesday, July 3, 1968,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 21,135, Time of Game: 2:15
Twins
0
39-37
 Lost 1 
4th, 11 GB
at Indians
1
44-37
 Won 1 
2nd, 8½ GB
W: Luis Tiant (13-5)
L: Jim Merritt (5-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0    0  6  1
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   1    1  4  0
Winning Run scored with 0 outs

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Cesar Tovar 3B-SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .252 .305 .345 .650 -0.116 1.25 0.000 -0.116 -0.7 2 8 2B
Jim Holt LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .235 .257 .265 .522 -0.021 0.65 0.013 -0.034 -0.1 2 0
   Harmon Killebrew PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .212 .356 .412 .768 -0.035 1.53 0.000 -0.035 -0.1
   Bob Allison LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .317 .399 .716 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ted Uhlaender CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .287 .320 .433 .753 -0.020 0.76 0.027 -0.047 -0.2 3 0
Tony Oliva RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .276 .330 .462 .792 -0.134 1.40 0.000 -0.134 -0.7 2 0
Rich Reese 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .195 .247 .312 .559 0.122 1.13 0.177 -0.055 0.2 11 0 2B
Frank Quilici 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .333 .382 .483 .866 0.135 1.10 0.163 -0.028 0.7 0 0 SH
John Roseboro C 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .190 .274 .243 .517 -0.168 1.62 0.029 -0.196 -0.7 7 0
Jackie Hernandez SS 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .171 .215 .224 .439 -0.098 1.35 0.000 -0.098 -0.7 0 2
   Rich Rollins PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .229 .263 .358 .621 -0.189 5.80 0.000 -0.189 -0.7
   Ron Clark 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .245 .208 .454 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jim Merritt P 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 .150 .227 .200 .427 -0.178 1.79 0.000 -0.178 -0.8 0 1
Team Totals 35 0 6 0 0 19 36 .171 .171 .229 .400 -0.702 1.38 0.409 -1.110 -3.8 27 11
2B: C Tovar (17, off L Tiant); R Reese (3, off L Tiant).
SH: F Quilici (2, off L Tiant).
TB: C Tovar 2; R Reese 2; J Roseboro; F Quilici; T Uhlaender; J Holt.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
E: C Tovar (15).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Max Alvis 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .239 .300 .347 .648 -0.080 0.87 0.000 -0.080 -0.5 1 0
Larry Brown SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .203 .275 .284 .559 -0.099 1.37 0.060 -0.159 -0.6 0 0
Lou Johnson LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .248 .290 .389 .680 0.129 1.07 0.178 -0.049 0.3 3 0
Joe Azcue C 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .259 .327 .329 .656 0.197 1.23 0.230 -0.033 0.6 19 0
Jose Cardenal CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .239 .283 .321 .604 -0.078 1.07 0.000 -0.078 -0.5 2 1
Duke Sims 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .259 .376 .439 .815 -0.046 0.99 0.013 -0.059 -0.2 1 0
Tommy Harper RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .213 .298 .400 .698 -0.063 0.88 0.000 -0.063 -0.4 4 0
Vern Fuller 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .297 .253 .550 -0.075 1.07 0.000 -0.075 -0.4 0 2
Luis Tiant P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .082 .082 .102 .184 -0.085 1.23 0.000 -0.085 -0.4 0 0
Team Totals 30 1 4 1 1 7 31 .133 .161 .133 .295 -0.200 1.10 0.481 -0.681 -2.0 30 3
TB: J Azcue 2; L Johnson; D Sims.
RBI: J Azcue (19).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 1.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: J Cardenal (C Tovar at 3rd base).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: L Brown (1st base by J Merritt).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Merritt, L (5-8) 9 4 1 0 1 7 0 2.84 31 83 0.201 1.10 2.0
Team Totals 9 4 1 0 1 7 0 0.00 31 83 0.201 1.10 2.0

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Luis Tiant, W (13-5) 10 6 0 0 0 19 0 1.11 36 99 0.701 1.38 3.8
Team Totals 10 6 0 0 0 19 0 0.00 36 99 0.701 1.38 3.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Merritt (2; L Brown, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Runge, 1B - John Rice, 2B - Cal Drummond, 3B - Jim Odom.
Time of Game: 2:15.
Attendance: 21,135.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Cleveland Indians
1 Cesar Tovar 3B 1 Max Alvis 3B
2 Jim Holt LF 2 Larry Brown SS
3 Ted Uhlaender CF 3 Lou Johnson LF
4 Tony Oliva RF 4 Joe Azcue C
5 Rich Reese 1B 5 Jose Cardenal CF
6 Frank Quilici 2B 6 Duke Sims 1B
7 John Roseboro C 7 Tommy Harper RF
8 Jackie Hernandez SS 8 Vern Fuller 2B
9 Jim Merritt P 9 Luis Tiant P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b10 0-0 0 -2- R CLE J. Azcue J. Merritt 21% 100% Single to RF; Johnson Scores/unER
t10 0-0 1 1-3 O MIN R. Rollins L. Tiant 19% 49% Strikeout
b10 0-0 0 --- CLE L. Johnson J. Merritt 18% 79% Single to SS; Johnson to 2B/Adv on E6
t10 0-0 0 --- MIN R. Reese L. Tiant -18% 32% Double to RF
t10 0-0 0 -2- MIN F. Quilici L. Tiant -15% 17% Fielder's Choice /Sacrifice Bunt; Reese to 3B

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, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN C. Tovar L. Tiant 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN J. Holt L. Tiant 1% 53% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O MIN T. Uhlaender L. Tiant 1% 54% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE M. Alvis J. Merritt -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE L. Brown J. Merritt -1% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O CLE L. Johnson J. Merritt -1% 50% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O MIN T. Oliva L. Tiant 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Reese L. Tiant 1% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- MIN F. Quilici L. Tiant -1% 52% Single to LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- MIN J. Roseboro L. Tiant -3% 49% Single to RF; Quilici to 3B
t2 0-0 2 1-3 O MIN J. Hernandez L. Tiant 5% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Azcue J. Merritt -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O CLE J. Cardenal J. Merritt -1% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- CLE D. Sims J. Merritt 1% 52% Single to CF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O CLE T. Harper J. Merritt -2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O MIN J. Merritt L. Tiant 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 --- O MIN C. Tovar L. Tiant 2% 54% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- MIN J. Holt L. Tiant -1% 53% Single to LF
t3 0-0 2 1-- O MIN T. Uhlaender L. Tiant 2% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O CLE V. Fuller J. Merritt -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- O CLE L. Tiant J. Merritt -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O CLE M. Alvis J. Merritt -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O MIN T. Oliva L. Tiant 2% 52% Strikeout
t4 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Reese L. Tiant 2% 54% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 --- O MIN F. Quilici L. Tiant 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- O CLE L. Brown J. Merritt -2% 53% Flyball: LF
b4 0-0 1 --- O CLE L. Johnson J. Merritt -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b4 0-0 2 --- O CLE J. Azcue J. Merritt -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- O MIN J. Roseboro L. Tiant 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-0 1 --- O MIN J. Hernandez L. Tiant 2% 55% Strikeout
t5 0-0 2 --- O MIN J. Merritt L. Tiant 1% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 5-6-7
b5 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Cardenal J. Merritt -3% 53% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-0 1 --- O CLE D. Sims J. Merritt -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b5 0-0 2 --- O CLE T. Harper J. Merritt -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 1-2-3
t6 0-0 0 --- O MIN C. Tovar L. Tiant 3% 53% Double to CF; Tovar out at 3B/CF-2B-3B
t6 0-0 1 --- O MIN J. Holt L. Tiant 2% 55% Strikeout
t6 0-0 2 --- O MIN T. Uhlaender L. Tiant 1% 57% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 8-9-1
b6 0-0 0 --- O CLE V. Fuller J. Merritt -3% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-0 1 --- O CLE L. Tiant J. Merritt -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-0 2 --- O CLE M. Alvis J. Merritt -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 4-5-6
t7 0-0 0 --- O MIN T. Oliva L. Tiant 4% 54% Flyball: CF
t7 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Reese L. Tiant 2% 56% Flyball: CF
t7 0-0 2 --- O MIN F. Quilici L. Tiant 2% 58% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 2-3-4
b7 0-0 0 --- CLE L. Brown J. Merritt 6% 64% Walk
b7 0-0 0 1-- O CLE L. Johnson J. Merritt -9% 54% Brown Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b7 0-0 1 --- O CLE L. Johnson J. Merritt -2% 52% Strikeout
b7 0-0 2 --- CLE J. Azcue J. Merritt 2% 54% Single to CF
b7 0-0 2 1-- O CLE J. Cardenal J. Merritt -4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 7-8-9
t8 0-0 0 --- O MIN J. Roseboro L. Tiant 4% 54% Strikeout
t8 0-0 1 --- O MIN J. Hernandez L. Tiant 3% 57% Strikeout
t8 0-0 2 --- O MIN J. Merritt L. Tiant 2% 59% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 6-7-8
b8 0-0 0 --- O CLE D. Sims J. Merritt -4% 55% Strikeout
b8 0-0 1 --- O CLE T. Harper J. Merritt -3% 52% Flyball: CF
b8 0-0 2 --- O CLE V. Fuller J. Merritt -2% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 1-2-3
t9 0-0 0 --- O MIN C. Tovar L. Tiant 5% 55% Flyball: RF
Harmon Killebrew pinch hits for Jim Holt (LF) batting 2nd
t9 0-0 1 --- O MIN H. Killebrew L. Tiant 3% 58% Strikeout
t9 0-0 2 --- MIN T. Uhlaender L. Tiant -3% 56% Single to CF
t9 0-0 2 1-- O MIN T. Oliva L. Tiant 5% 61% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 9-1-2
Bob Allison replaces Harmon Killebrew (PH) playing LF batting 2nd
b9 0-0 0 --- O CLE L. Tiant J. Merritt -5% 56% Flyball: 3B
b9 0-0 1 --- O CLE M. Alvis J. Merritt -3% 53% Strikeout Looking
b9 0-0 2 --- O CLE L. Brown J. Merritt -3% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 10th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 5-6-7
t10 0-0 0 --- MIN R. Reese L. Tiant -18% 32% Double to RF
t10 0-0 0 -2- MIN F. Quilici L. Tiant -15% 17% Fielder's Choice /Sacrifice Bunt; Reese to 3B
t10 0-0 0 1-3 O MIN J. Roseboro L. Tiant 13% 30% Strikeout
Rich Rollins pinch hits for Jackie Hernandez (SS) batting 8th
t10 0-0 1 1-3 O MIN R. Rollins L. Tiant 19% 49% Strikeout
t10 0-0 2 1-3 O MIN J. Merritt L. Tiant 12% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 10th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 3-4-5
Ron Clark replaces Rich Rollins (PH) playing 3B batting 8th
Cesar Tovar moves from 3B to SS
b10 0-0 0 --- CLE L. Johnson J. Merritt 18% 79% Single to SS; Johnson to 2B/Adv on E6
b10 0-0 0 -2- R CLE J. Azcue J. Merritt 21% 100% Single to RF; Johnson Scores/unER
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 1.

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