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Standings
BOS
@BAL
7
11
KCR
@CHW
4
3
MIN
@CLE
11
6
TOR
@DET
7
2
TEX
@OAK
5
7
ANA
@SEA
8
5
NYY
@TBD
9
2
CIN
@ARI
5
3
SFG
@COL
3
5
ATL
@FLA
3
5
SDP
@LAD
6
3
CHC
@MIL
3
0
MON
@NYM
2
5
PHI
@PIT
10
4
HOU
@STL
4
6
Sunday, July 12, 1998, 1:07
, Jacobs Field
Attendance: 43,053, Time of Game: 3:02
Twins
11
42-48
 Won 1 
2nd, 10½ GB
at Indians
6
52-37
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Eric Milton (5-7)
L: Charles Nagy (7-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  1  0   4  1  4   1  0  0   11 17  0
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  1   2  0  3    6  8  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Otis Nixon CF 5 1 2 1 0 0 6 .258 .331 .292 .623 15 11 -0.026 0.66 0.034 -0.060 0.2 7 0 2B,SB,SF
Pat Meares SS 6 1 2 1 0 4 6 .249 .287 .358 .645 19 16 -0.005 0.43 0.047 -0.052 -0.2 1 1
Matt Lawton RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 6 .268 .377 .471 .848 27 16 0.033 0.35 0.042 -0.008 1.0 2 0 2B,2·HBP
Ron Coomer 3B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .265 .296 .435 .731 14 9 -0.070 0.67 0.016 -0.086 -1.5 0 3 2B
Orlando Merced DH 3 2 1 1 2 0 5 .293 .350 .429 .780 16 6 0.011 0.49 0.038 -0.028 0.5 2B,IW
Marty Cordova LF 4 2 3 2 1 1 5 .295 .371 .447 .818 19 10 0.092 0.57 0.110 -0.018 3.2 2 0 2B
David Ortiz 1B 5 1 3 4 0 1 5 .321 .392 .587 .979 20 13 0.072 0.48 0.129 -0.057 2.2 7 0 HR,2B,GDP
Terry Steinbach C 4 1 1 2 1 1 5 .258 .335 .432 .767 17 11 0.106 0.50 0.130 -0.024 0.6 6 0 2B
Denny Hocking 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .214 .288 .245 .533 18 12 0.054 0.39 0.063 -0.008 -0.3 2 2
Eric Milton P 0 2
   Mike Trombley P 0 0
   Greg Swindell P 0 0
Team Totals 41 11 17 11 4 9 48 .415 .479 .659 1.138 165 104 0.267 0.50 0.609 -0.341 5.8 27 8
2B: M Lawton (23, off C Nagy); T Steinbach (17, off C Nagy); R Coomer (14, off C Nagy); M Cordova (14, off J Mesa); D Ortiz (11, off J Mesa); O Merced (12, off J Mesa); O Nixon (3, off P Shuey).
HR: D Ortiz (6, off C Nagy, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
SF: O Nixon (1, off C Nagy).
IBB: O Merced (3, by J Mesa).
HBP: M Lawton 2 (7, 1 by C Nagy, 1 by J Mesa).
TB: D Ortiz 7; M Cordova 4; O Nixon 3; M Lawton 3; R Coomer 2; D Hocking 2; P Meares 2; T Steinbach 2; O Merced 2.
GIDP: D Ortiz (2).
RBI: D Ortiz 4 (25); M Cordova 2 (43); T Steinbach 2 (22); O Merced (32); O Nixon (10); P Meares (36).
2-out RBI: D Ortiz 3; M Cordova 2; P Meares; O Merced.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 7 for 19.
Baserunning
SB: O Nixon (19, 2nd base off C Nagy/S Alomar).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .282 .377 .404 .781 17 11 -0.041 0.51 0.000 -0.041 -0.7 0 0
   Brian Giles LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .263 .400 .513 .913 6 2 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 0.1 0 0
Shawon Dunston SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .243 .272 .419 .691 16 12 -0.026 0.28 0.002 -0.028 0.2 1 5
Manny Ramirez RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .306 .374 .576 .950 14 9 -0.016 0.19 0.004 -0.019 0.5 1 0 2B
Jim Thome 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .321 .430 .638 1.068 10 8 -0.040 0.39 0.001 -0.041 -0.6 9 2
Mark Whiten LF-CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .308 .413 .477 .889 14 12 -0.020 0.28 0.006 -0.026 1.1 1 1
David Justice DH 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .291 .368 .482 .850 13 9 -0.022 0.21 0.000 -0.022 -0.9
Sandy Alomar C 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .263 .299 .398 .697 15 9 -0.033 0.31 0.000 -0.033 -0.8 10 0 SF
Travis Fryman 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .276 .323 .495 .819 18 12 -0.022 0.22 0.000 -0.023 1.2 2 3 HR
David Bell 2B 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 .272 .318 .439 .757 9 6 -0.012 0.26 0.002 -0.014 0.9 2 2 HR
   Jeff Branson PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .205 .222 .273 .495 7 4 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.3 0 0
Charles Nagy P 1 2
   Jose Mesa P 0 0
   Eric Plunk P 0 0
   Paul Shuey P 0 0
Team Totals 34 6 8 6 1 6 36 .235 .250 .441 .691 139 94 -0.233 0.27 0.015 -0.248 0.8 27 15
2B: M Ramirez (21, off E Milton).
HR: D Bell (7, off E Milton, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF Line); T Fryman (17, off G Swindell, 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
SF: S Alomar (3, off G Swindell).
TB: T Fryman 4; D Bell 4; M Ramirez 2; M Whiten 2; S Dunston 2; J Thome.
RBI: T Fryman 2 (60); D Bell (27); S Alomar (31); M Whiten (19); M Ramirez (76).
2-out RBI: T Fryman 2; D Bell.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Thome-S Dunston-J Thome.
E: M Whiten (3).
Outfield Assists: M Whiten (R Coomer at 3rd base).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Eric Milton, W (5-7) 6.2 4 3 3 0 4 1 4.77 24 94 66 42 11 13 7 13 4 0 58 0.228 0.38 0.8
Mike Trombley 1.1 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.21 6 31 17 7 7 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0.004 0.04 0.8
Greg Swindell 1 3 3 3 0 0 1 3.24 6 14 11 9 1 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.04 -2.4
Team Totals 9 8 6 6 1 6 2 6.00 36 139 94 58 19 17 11 18 5 0 58 1 0 0.233 0.27 -0.8

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charles Nagy, L (7-6) 4.1 9 6 6 2 4 1 5.82 25 90 55 27 11 17 9 9 4 0 23 -0.259 0.86 -4.4
Jose Mesa 2.2 6 5 5 2 1 0 5.22 16 41 26 16 6 4 6 6 5 0 2 0 -0.010 0.14 -2.6
Eric Plunk 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.65 3 16 11 8 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.6
Paul Shuey 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.88 4 18 12 3 3 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.6
Team Totals 9 17 11 11 4 9 1 11.00 48 165 104 54 22 28 17 16 10 0 23 2 0 -0.268 0.50 -5.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: C Nagy (4; M Lawton); J Mesa (3; M Lawton).
IBB: J Mesa (3; O Merced).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rich Garcia, 1B - Mike Reilly, 2B - Terry Craft, 3B - John Hirschbeck.
Time of Game: 3:02.
Attendance: 43,053.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 74° F, Wind 8mph in from Centerfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Cleveland Indians
1 Otis Nixon CF 1 Kenny Lofton CF
2 Pat Meares SS 2 Shawon Dunston SS
3 Matt Lawton RF 3 Manny Ramirez RF
4 Ron Coomer 3B 4 Jim Thome 1B
5 Orlando Merced DH 5 Mark Whiten LF
6 Marty Cordova LF 6 David Justice DH
7 David Ortiz 1B 7 Sandy Alomar C
8 Terry Steinbach C 8 Travis Fryman 3B
9 Denny Hocking 2B 9 David Bell 2B
Eric Milton P Charles Nagy P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RR MIN T. Steinbach C. Nagy 13% 81% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Merced Scores; Cordova Scores
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R MIN D. Ortiz C. Nagy 10% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t4 1-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN M. Cordova C. Nagy 8% 73% Single to SS (Pop Fly to Deep SS); Merced to 3B
t4 1-0 0 1-3 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz C. Nagy -6% 68% Strikeout Swinging
t4 4-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R MIN P. Meares C. Nagy 4% 90% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Hocking Scores

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' Charles Nagy facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN O. Nixon C. Nagy -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Meares C. Nagy -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN M. Lawton C. Nagy 2% 48% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O MIN R. Coomer C. Nagy -3% 45% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Eric Milton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE K. Lofton E. Milton 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE S. Dunston E. Milton 2% 49% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Ramirez E. Milton 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN O. Merced C. Nagy -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cordova C. Nagy -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R MIN D. Ortiz C. Nagy 10% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t2 1-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN T. Steinbach C. Nagy -1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Eric Milton facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE J. Thome E. Milton 3% 57% Flyball: CF
b2 0-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE M. Whiten E. Milton 2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE D. Justice E. Milton 1% 60% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN D. Hocking C. Nagy 3% 64% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t3 1-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN O. Nixon C. Nagy -3% 60% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t3 1-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN P. Meares C. Nagy 2% 62% Nixon Steals 2B
t3 1-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Meares C. Nagy -3% 58% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  MIN M. Lawton C. Nagy 1% 59% Hit By Pitch
t3 1-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Coomer C. Nagy -4% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Eric Milton facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE S. Alomar E. Milton 3% 58% Flyball: CF
b3 0-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE T. Fryman E. Milton 2% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 0-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE D. Bell E. Milton 1% 61% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN O. Merced C. Nagy 4% 65% Walk
t4 1-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN M. Cordova C. Nagy 8% 73% Single to SS (Pop Fly to Deep SS); Merced to 3B
t4 1-0 0 1-3 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz C. Nagy -6% 68% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RR MIN T. Steinbach C. Nagy 13% 81% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Merced Scores; Cordova Scores
t4 3-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  MIN D. Hocking C. Nagy 3% 84% Single to 2B (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Steinbach to 3B
t4 3-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO MIN O. Nixon C. Nagy 2% 85% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Steinbach Scores; Hocking to 3B/Adv on E7 (throw)
t4 4-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R MIN P. Meares C. Nagy 4% 90% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Hocking Scores
t4 5-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Lawton C. Nagy -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-5, Twins' Eric Milton facing 1-2-3
b4 0-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE K. Lofton E. Milton 2% 91% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE S. Dunston E. Milton 1% 92% Flyball: RF
b4 0-5 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O CLE M. Ramirez E. Milton 1% 92% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 4-5-6
t5 5-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN R. Coomer C. Nagy 2% 94% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t5 5-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O MIN O. Merced C. Nagy -0% 94% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B); Coomer to 3B
t5 5-0 1 --3 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Cordova C. Nagy 0% 94% Walk
t5 5-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R MIN D. Ortiz C. Nagy 2% 96% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Coomer Scores; Cordova to 3B
Jose Mesa replaces Charles Nagy pitching
t5 6-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach J. Mesa -1% 95% Fielder's Choice 3B; Ortiz to 2B; Cordova out at Hm/3B-C; Steinbach to 1B
t5 6-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Hocking J. Mesa -1% 94% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-6, Twins' Eric Milton facing 4-5-6
b5 0-6 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE J. Thome E. Milton 1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Whiten E. Milton 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b5 0-6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE D. Justice E. Milton 0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Indians 0.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-0, Indians' Jose Mesa facing 1-2-3
t6 6-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN O. Nixon J. Mesa -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 6-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN P. Meares J. Mesa 0% 97% Single to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
t6 6-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN M. Lawton J. Mesa 1% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Meares to 3B; Lawton to 2B/Adv on throw
t6 6-0 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O MIN R. Coomer J. Mesa -1% 97% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t6 6-0 2 -23 4,(3-0)  MIN O. Merced J. Mesa 0% 97% Intentional Walk
t6 6-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  RR MIN M. Cordova J. Mesa 2% 99% Double to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Meares Scores; Lawton Scores; Merced to 3B
t6 8-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RR MIN D. Ortiz J. Mesa 1% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Merced Scores; Cordova Scores
t6 10-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Steinbach J. Mesa 0% 100% Walk
t6 10-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Hocking J. Mesa -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 10, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-10, Twins' Eric Milton facing 7-8-9
b6 0-10 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE S. Alomar E. Milton 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b6 0-10 1 --- 9,(3-2)  O CLE T. Fryman E. Milton 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 0-10 2 --- 4,(1-2)  R CLE D. Bell E. Milton -0% 100% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b6 1-10 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE K. Lofton E. Milton 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 10, Indians 1.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 10-1, Indians' Jose Mesa facing 1-2-3
t7 10-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN O. Nixon J. Mesa 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B)
t7 10-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN P. Meares J. Mesa -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t7 10-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN M. Lawton J. Mesa 0% 100% Hit By Pitch; Nixon to 2B
t7 10-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Coomer J. Mesa -0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Nixon to 3B
t7 10-1 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  RO MIN O. Merced J. Mesa 0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Nixon Scores; Coomer out at 3B/LF-SS-3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 11, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-11, Twins' Eric Milton facing 2-3-4
b7 1-11 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CLE S. Dunston E. Milton -0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
b7 1-11 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  R CLE M. Ramirez E. Milton -0% 99% Double to CF (Line Drive); Dunston Scores
b7 2-11 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CLE J. Thome E. Milton 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b7 2-11 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R CLE M. Whiten E. Milton -0% 99% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Ramirez Scores
b7 3-11 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE D. Justice E. Milton 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
Mike Trombley replaces Eric Milton pitching
b7 3-11 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O CLE S. Alomar M. Trombley 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Deep 3B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 11, Indians 3.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 11-3, Indians' Eric Plunk facing 6-7-8
Eric Plunk replaces Jose Mesa pitching
Brian Giles replaces Kenny Lofton (CF) playing LF batting 1st
Mark Whiten moves from LF to CF
t8 11-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Cordova E. Plunk 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 11-3 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  OO MIN D. Ortiz E. Plunk -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
t8 11-3 2 --- 8,(2-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach E. Plunk -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 11, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-11, Twins' Mike Trombley facing 8-9-1
b8 3-11 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE T. Fryman M. Trombley 0% 100% Flyball: RF
Jeff Branson pinch hits for David Bell (2B) batting 9th
b8 3-11 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Branson M. Trombley 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-11 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE B. Giles M. Trombley -0% 100% Walk
b8 3-11 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  CLE S. Dunston M. Trombley -0% 100% Single to P (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line); Giles to 2B
b8 3-11 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez M. Trombley 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 11, Indians 3.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 11-3, Indians' Paul Shuey facing 9-1-2
Paul Shuey replaces Eric Plunk pitching
Jeff Branson moves from PH to 2B
t9 11-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Hocking P. Shuey -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 11-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN O. Nixon P. Shuey 0% 100% Double to 3B (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
t9 11-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Meares P. Shuey -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 11-3 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O MIN M. Lawton P. Shuey -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 11, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-11, Twins' Greg Swindell facing 4-5-6
Greg Swindell replaces Mike Trombley pitching
b9 3-11 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE J. Thome G. Swindell -0% 100% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
b9 3-11 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  CLE M. Whiten G. Swindell -0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Thome to 2B
b9 3-11 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O CLE D. Justice G. Swindell 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B); Thome to 3B
b9 3-11 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO CLE S. Alomar G. Swindell 0% 100% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Thome Scores
b9 4-11 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR CLE T. Fryman G. Swindell -0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball); Justice Scores; Fryman Scores
b9 6-11 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE J. Branson G. Swindell 0% 100% Lineout: 2B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 11, Indians 6.

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