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Standings
BAL
@CAL
3
2
MIN
@CLE
4
5
MIN
@CLE
7
2
CHW
@KCR
4
2
DET
@MIL
4
5
DET
@MIL
1
3
NYY
@OAK
2
0
BOS
@SEA
8
2
TOR
@TEX
3
4
STL
@ATL
5
6
HOU
@CHC
0
10
PIT
@CIN
2
4
PIT
@CIN
2
1
LAD
@MON
8
6
SDP
@NYM
5
3
SDP
@NYM
1
4
SFG
@PHI
3
5
Sunday, July 8, 1979,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 19,592, Time of Game: 2:15
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Twins
7
44-39
 Won 1 
3rd, 4½ GB
at Indians
2
39-45
 Lost 1 
6th, 16 GB
W: Dave Goltz (7-6)
L: Rick Waits (9-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           3  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  2    7 13  0
Indians         0  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bob Randall 2B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .296 .357 .339 .696 -0.020 0.61 0.039 -0.059 -0.1 1 3
   Rob Wilfong PH-2B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .313 .359 .451 .811 0.006 0.17 0.006 0.000 0.4 0 0
Bombo Rivera LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 5 .268 .331 .383 .714 0.022 0.61 0.065 -0.043 -0.1 4 0 3B,2·SH
Roy Smalley SS 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .362 .440 .569 1.009 0.083 0.73 0.107 -0.024 0.9 1 2
Ron Jackson 1B 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .276 .332 .471 .804 -0.078 0.77 0.033 -0.112 -0.6 10 0 2B,GDP
Jose Morales DH 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 .283 .342 .364 .706 0.068 1.02 0.094 -0.026 0.8
   Glenn Adams PH 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 .343 .387 .466 .853 -0.001 0.29 0.009 -0.010 0.7
Dave Edwards CF-RF 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .303 .361 .561 .922 0.143 0.68 0.151 -0.008 1.0 2 0 HR
Willie Norwood RF 3 0 1 2 0 1 3 .254 .296 .388 .684 0.107 1.40 0.151 -0.044 1.1 2 0
   Ken Landreaux CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .277 .333 .393 .726 0.014 0.21 0.014 0.000 0.4 0 0 2B
John Castino 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .270 .335 .376 .711 -0.051 0.76 0.019 -0.069 -0.9 0 3
Glenn Borgmann C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .189 .318 .216 .534 -0.085 0.65 0.000 -0.085 -1.3 7 0 GDP
Dave Goltz P 0 2
Team Totals 37 7 13 7 3 5 42 .351 .400 .541 .941 0.208 0.70 0.688 -0.480 2.3 27 10
2B: K Landreaux (15, off D Spillner); R Jackson (22, off D Spillner).
3B: B Rivera (3, off R Waits).
HR: D Edwards (5, off R Waits, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: B Rivera 2 (10, 1 off D Spillner, 1 off R Waits).
TB: D Edwards 4; R Jackson 3; B Rivera 3; R Smalley 2; K Landreaux 2; J Castino; J Morales; W Norwood; B Randall; R Wilfong; G Adams.
GIDP: G Borgmann (3); R Jackson (9).
RBI: W Norwood 2 (22); D Edwards (15); G Adams (33); J Morales (14); R Jackson (41); R Smalley (65).
2-out RBI: W Norwood 2; R Jackson; G Adams; J Morales.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 12.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: B Randall (1st base by R Waits).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Hargrove 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .206 .317 .296 .613 0.114 0.85 0.169 -0.056 1.2 10 0 HR
Jim Norris CF 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .248 .318 .338 .656 0.113 0.90 0.127 -0.015 0.9 2 0 2B,SB
Bobby Bonds RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .294 .373 .464 .837 -0.113 1.28 0.012 -0.124 -0.9 2 0
Toby Harrah SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .287 .408 .422 .830 -0.096 1.04 0.010 -0.105 -0.5 2 4
Ron Hassey DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .254 .284 .302 .585 -0.099 0.94 0.000 -0.099 -1.1
Gary Alexander C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .213 .296 .363 .659 -0.053 0.70 0.013 -0.066 0.1 5 1
Dell Alston LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .250 .357 .417 .774 -0.057 0.56 0.000 -0.057 -1.0 1 0
Duane Kuiper 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .312 .290 .602 -0.012 0.73 0.039 -0.052 -0.6 3 3
Ted Cox 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .232 .301 .286 .587 -0.090 1.21 0.000 -0.090 -0.8 2 3
Rick Waits P 0 2
   Dan Spillner P 0 1
Team Totals 34 2 7 2 1 7 35 .206 .229 .324 .552 -0.293 0.90 0.370 -0.664 -2.7 27 14
2B: J Norris (7, off D Goltz).
HR: M Hargrove (2, off D Goltz, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: J Norris 4; M Hargrove 4; G Alexander; D Kuiper; T Harrah.
RBI: M Hargrove 2 (18).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Kuiper-T Harrah-M Hargrove; T Cox-D Kuiper-M Hargrove.
E: D Kuiper (4).
Baserunning
SB: J Norris (11, 2nd base off D Goltz/G Borgmann).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Goltz, W (7-6) 9 7 2 2 1 7 1 4.52 35 71 0.293 0.90 2.7
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 1 7 1 2.00 35 71 0.293 0.90 2.7

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Waits, L (9-8) 6.1 9 5 5 3 3 1 4.63 30 35 -0.219 0.89 -1.9
Dan Spillner 2.2 4 2 2 0 2 0 4.63 12 1 0 0.012 0.27 -0.4
Team Totals 9 13 7 7 3 5 1 7.00 42 35 1 0 -0.207 0.70 -2.3
Balks: None.
WP: D Spillner (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: R Waits (3; B Randall, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Vic Voltaggio, 1B - Marty Springstead, 2B - Larry McCoy, 3B - Joe Brinkman.
Time of Game: 2:15.
Attendance: 19,592.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Cleveland Indians
1 Bob Randall 2B 1 Mike Hargrove 1B
2 Bombo Rivera LF 2 Jim Norris CF
3 Roy Smalley SS 3 Bobby Bonds RF
4 Ron Jackson 1B 4 Toby Harrah SS
5 Jose Morales DH 5 Ron Hassey DH
6 Dave Edwards CF 6 Gary Alexander C
7 Willie Norwood RF 7 Dell Alston LF
8 John Castino 3B 8 Duane Kuiper 2B
9 Glenn Borgmann C 9 Ted Cox 3B
Dave Goltz P Rick Waits P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-3 1 1-- RR CLE M. Hargrove D. Goltz -17% 59% Home Run; Kuiper Scores
t1 1-0 2 123 RR MIN W. Norwood R. Waits 15% 77% Single to RF; Smalley Scores; Morales Scores; Edwards to 3B; Norwood to 2B/Adv on throw
t6 3-2 0 --- R MIN D. Edwards R. Waits 12% 78% Home Run
t1 0-0 2 -23 R MIN J. Morales R. Waits 9% 59% Single to P; Rivera Scores; Smalley to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- MIN B. Rivera R. Waits 7% 54% Triple to 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, Indians' Rick Waits facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN B. Randall R. Waits -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- MIN B. Rivera R. Waits 7% 54% Triple to RF
t1 0-0 1 --3 MIN R. Smalley R. Waits 2% 56% Fielder's Choice
t1 0-0 1 1-3 O MIN R. Jackson R. Waits -5% 51% Groundout: P-1B; Smalley to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -23 R MIN J. Morales R. Waits 9% 59% Single to P; Rivera Scores; Smalley to 3B
t1 1-0 2 1-3 MIN D. Edwards R. Waits 2% 62% Walk; Morales to 2B
t1 1-0 2 123 RR MIN W. Norwood R. Waits 15% 77% Single to RF; Smalley Scores; Morales Scores; Edwards to 3B; Norwood to 2B/Adv on throw
t1 3-0 2 -23 O MIN J. Castino R. Waits -4% 73% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- O CLE M. Hargrove D. Goltz 2% 75% Strikeout
b1 0-3 1 --- O CLE J. Norris D. Goltz 1% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-3 2 --- CLE B. Bonds D. Goltz -1% 75% Walk
b1 0-3 2 1-- O CLE T. Harrah D. Goltz 2% 78% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 9-1-2
t2 3-0 0 --- O MIN G. Borgmann R. Waits -1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 3-0 1 --- MIN B. Randall R. Waits 2% 78% Single to SS
t2 3-0 1 1-- O MIN B. Rivera R. Waits -3% 75% Randall Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t2 3-0 2 --- O MIN B. Rivera R. Waits -1% 74% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 5-6-7
b2 0-3 0 --- O CLE R. Hassey D. Goltz 2% 77% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-3 1 --- O CLE G. Alexander D. Goltz 2% 78% Flyball: RF
b2 0-3 2 --- O CLE D. Alston D. Goltz 1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 3-4-5
t3 3-0 0 --- MIN R. Smalley R. Waits 2% 81% Single to LF
t3 3-0 0 1-- OO MIN R. Jackson R. Waits -5% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t3 3-0 2 --- MIN J. Morales R. Waits 1% 78% Walk
t3 3-0 2 1-- MIN D. Edwards R. Waits 1% 79% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Morales to 2B
t3 3-0 2 12- O MIN W. Norwood R. Waits -3% 76% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- CLE D. Kuiper D. Goltz -4% 72% Single to LF
b3 0-3 0 1-- O CLE T. Cox D. Goltz 4% 76% Flyball: RF
b3 0-3 1 1-- RR CLE M. Hargrove D. Goltz -17% 59% Home Run; Kuiper Scores
b3 2-3 1 --- CLE J. Norris D. Goltz -3% 56% Single to RF
b3 2-3 1 1-- CLE B. Bonds D. Goltz -2% 54% Norris Steals 2B
b3 2-3 1 -2- O CLE B. Bonds D. Goltz 4% 58% Strikeout
b3 2-3 2 -2- O CLE T. Harrah D. Goltz 4% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Indians 2.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Rick Waits facing 8-9-1
t4 3-2 0 --- O MIN J. Castino R. Waits -2% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 3-2 1 --- O MIN G. Borgmann R. Waits -2% 58% Flyball: CF
t4 3-2 2 --- O MIN B. Randall R. Waits -1% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 5-6-7
b4 2-3 0 --- O CLE R. Hassey D. Goltz 3% 60% Strikeout
b4 2-3 1 --- O CLE G. Alexander D. Goltz 2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-3 2 --- O CLE D. Alston D. Goltz 1% 64% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Indians 2.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Rick Waits facing 2-3-4
t5 3-2 0 --- O MIN B. Rivera R. Waits -2% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 3-2 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley R. Waits -2% 59% Strikeout
t5 3-2 2 --- MIN R. Jackson R. Waits 1% 61% Single to RF
t5 3-2 2 1-- O MIN J. Morales R. Waits -3% 58% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 8-9-1
b5 2-3 0 --- O CLE D. Kuiper D. Goltz 3% 62% Groundout: P-1B
b5 2-3 1 --- O CLE T. Cox D. Goltz 2% 64% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
b5 2-3 2 --- O CLE M. Hargrove D. Goltz 2% 66% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Indians 2.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Rick Waits facing 6-7-8
t6 3-2 0 --- R MIN D. Edwards R. Waits 12% 78% Home Run
t6 4-2 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood R. Waits -2% 76% Strikeout
t6 4-2 1 --- MIN J. Castino R. Waits 2% 78% Single to LF
t6 4-2 1 1-- OO MIN G. Borgmann R. Waits -4% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 2-3-4
b6 2-4 0 --- CLE J. Norris D. Goltz -6% 68% Single to CF
b6 2-4 0 1-- O CLE B. Bonds D. Goltz 5% 73% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b6 2-4 1 1-- O CLE T. Harrah D. Goltz 5% 78% Flyball: CF
b6 2-4 2 1-- O CLE R. Hassey D. Goltz 4% 81% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Indians 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Rick Waits facing 1-2-3
t7 4-2 0 --- MIN B. Randall R. Waits 2% 84% Walk
t7 4-2 0 1-- O MIN B. Rivera R. Waits -1% 83% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Randall to 2B
t7 4-2 1 -2- R MIN R. Smalley R. Waits 7% 89% Single to CF; Randall Scores
Dan Spillner replaces Rick Waits pitching
t7 5-2 1 1-- O MIN R. Jackson D. Spillner -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
Glenn Adams pinch hits for Jose Morales (DH) batting 5th
t7 5-2 2 1-- O MIN G. Adams D. Spillner -1% 87% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 6-7-8
Ken Landreaux replaces Willie Norwood (RF) playing CF batting 7th
Dave Edwards moves from CF to RF
b7 2-5 0 --- O CLE G. Alexander D. Goltz 3% 90% Strikeout
b7 2-5 1 --- O CLE D. Alston D. Goltz 2% 92% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-5 2 --- O CLE D. Kuiper D. Goltz 1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Indians 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Indians' Dan Spillner facing 6-7-8
t8 5-2 0 --- O MIN D. Edwards D. Spillner -1% 92% Flyball: 1B
t8 5-2 1 --- MIN K. Landreaux D. Spillner 1% 93% Double to RF
t8 5-2 1 -2- O MIN J. Castino D. Spillner -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B; Landreaux to 3B
t8 5-2 2 --3 O MIN G. Borgmann D. Spillner -1% 91% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 9-1-2
b8 2-5 0 --- O CLE T. Cox D. Goltz 3% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 2-5 1 --- O CLE M. Hargrove D. Goltz 2% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-5 2 --- CLE J. Norris D. Goltz -2% 94% Double to RF
b8 2-5 2 -2- O CLE B. Bonds D. Goltz 3% 96% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Indians 2.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Indians' Dan Spillner facing 1-2-3
Rob Wilfong pinch hits for Bob Randall (2B) batting 1st
t9 5-2 0 --- MIN R. Wilfong D. Spillner 1% 97% Single to CF
t9 5-2 0 1-- O MIN B. Rivera D. Spillner -0% 97% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Wilfong to 2B
t9 5-2 1 -2- O MIN R. Smalley D. Spillner -1% 96% Flyball: 3B
t9 5-2 2 -2- MIN R. Jackson D. Spillner 0% 96% Wild Pitch; Wilfong to 3B
t9 5-2 2 --3 R MIN R. Jackson D. Spillner 2% 98% Double to RF; Wilfong Scores
t9 6-2 2 -2- R MIN G. Adams D. Spillner 1% 99% Single to CF; Jackson Scores
t9 7-2 2 1-- O MIN D. Edwards D. Spillner -0% 99% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 7, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-7, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 4-5-6
Rob Wilfong moves from PH to 2B
b9 2-7 0 --- CLE T. Harrah D. Goltz -1% 98% Single to CF
b9 2-7 0 1-- O CLE R. Hassey D. Goltz 1% 99% Flyball: LF
b9 2-7 1 1-- CLE G. Alexander D. Goltz -1% 98% Single to RF; Harrah to 3B
b9 2-7 1 1-3 O CLE D. Alston D. Goltz 1% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Alexander to 2B
b9 2-7 2 -23 O CLE D. Kuiper D. Goltz 1% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 7, Indians 2.

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