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Scores
Standings
MIN
@DET
2
4
NYY
@OAK
2
8
PIT
@ATL
4
3
PIT
@ATL
15
4
CIN
@CHC
3
6
STL
@HOU
3
2
LAD
@MON
6
12
SFG
@NYM
5
4
SDP
@PHI
1
3
Monday, August 23, 1971,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 27,576, Time of Game: 2:39
Twins
2
56-69
 Lost 3 
5th, 25 GB
at Tigers
4
68-59
 Won 1 
2nd, 11 GB
W: Les Cain (6-8)
L: Steve Luebber (2-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           1  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    2  5  0
Tigers          0  0  3   0  1  0   0  0  X    4  5  0

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Cesar Tovar CF-LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .305 .357 .368 .725 0.001 0.67 0.053 -0.053 0.0 3 0 SB
Rod Carew 2B 4 1 2 0 0 2 4 .280 .331 .357 .687 0.032 0.93 0.074 -0.043 0.2 5 4
Harmon Killebrew 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .244 .375 .410 .785 -0.130 1.51 0.036 -0.166 -0.9 1 1 GDP
Tony Oliva RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .356 .384 .588 .971 -0.037 1.09 0.043 -0.080 -0.6 2 0
Leo Cardenas SS 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .282 .341 .445 .787 0.126 1.14 0.136 -0.010 1.0 2 3
Brant Alyea LF 3 0 0 1 0 2 4 .182 .276 .247 .523 -0.036 2.17 0.101 -0.137 -0.0 0 0 HBP
   Jim Nettles CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .306 .413 .719 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
George Mitterwald C 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .243 .311 .383 .694 -0.070 1.58 0.077 -0.147 -0.3 4 1 SB
Rich Reese 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .205 .256 .318 .575 -0.070 0.88 0.000 -0.070 -0.6 7 0
   Danny Thompson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .280 .351 .320 .671 -0.035 1.41 0.000 -0.035 -0.2
Steve Luebber P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .067 .067 .067 .133 -0.041 0.83 0.000 -0.041 -0.4 0 0
   George Thomas PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .211 .268 .211 .479 -0.032 1.30 0.000 -0.032 -0.2
   Jim Strickland P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Phil Roof PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .206 .268 .271 .539 -0.021 0.87 0.000 -0.021 -0.1
Team Totals 31 2 5 2 5 13 37 .161 .297 .161 .459 -0.313 1.21 0.520 -0.835 -2.1 24 9
HBP: B Alyea (1, by L Cain).
TB: R Carew 2; G Mitterwald; C Tovar; L Cardenas.
GIDP: H Killebrew (18).
RBI: B Alyea (15); G Mitterwald (34).
2-out RBI: G Mitterwald; B Alyea.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. L Cardenas-R Carew-R Reese; R Carew-L Cardenas-R Reese.
Baserunning
SB: C Tovar (15, 2nd base off L Cain/B Freehan); G Mitterwald (2, 2nd base off L Cain/B Freehan).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick McAuliffe 2B 4 2 2 3 0 0 4 .208 .296 .388 .684 0.282 1.08 0.317 -0.035 2.3 1 2 HR,2B
Al Kaline RF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .290 .421 .449 .870 -0.017 0.62 0.020 -0.036 -0.1 4 0 IW
Gates Brown LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .378 .444 .622 1.065 0.041 0.65 0.070 -0.028 0.5 0 0
   Mickey Stanley CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .279 .330 .362 .692 -0.021 0.78 0.000 -0.021 -0.5 0 0
Norm Cash 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .283 .370 .543 .913 -0.054 0.52 0.000 -0.054 -0.9 7 0
Jim Northrup CF-LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .279 .361 .435 .796 -0.036 0.47 0.006 -0.042 -0.3 1 0
Bill Freehan C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .282 .363 .475 .838 -0.021 0.37 0.013 -0.033 -0.5 12 1 GDP
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .240 .283 .397 .679 0.027 0.66 0.053 -0.027 0.0 0 1 GDP
Ed Brinkman SS 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 .225 .292 .275 .568 0.070 0.92 0.085 -0.015 0.8 2 3 HBP
Les Cain P 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .119 .140 .143 .282 -0.084 1.19 0.000 -0.084 -1.0 0 0 SH
Team Totals 26 4 5 4 5 3 33 .192 .344 .346 .690 0.187 0.70 0.564 -0.375 0.4 27 7
2B: D McAuliffe (14, off S Luebber).
HR: D McAuliffe (16, off S Luebber, 3rd inn, 2 on, 1 out to RF).
SH: L Cain (2, off J Strickland).
IBB: A Kaline (9, by J Strickland).
HBP: E Brinkman (5, by S Luebber).
TB: D McAuliffe 6; A Rodriguez; J Northrup; G Brown.
GIDP: A Rodriguez (12); B Freehan (11).
RBI: D McAuliffe 3 (53); G Brown (19).
2-out RBI: G Brown.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Brinkman-D McAuliffe-N Cash.

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Luebber, L (2-4) 6 4 4 4 3 2 1 4.70 25 47 -0.219 0.79 -1.3
Jim Strickland 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 1.50 8 0 0 0.032 0.44 0.9
Team Totals 8 5 4 4 5 3 1 4.50 33 47 0 0 -0.187 0.70 -0.4

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Les Cain, W (6-8) 9 5 2 2 5 13 0 4.25 37 77 0.313 1.21 2.1
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 5 13 0 2.00 37 77 0.313 1.21 2.1
Balks: L Cain (1).
WP: None.
HBP: S Luebber (3; E Brinkman); L Cain (5; B Alyea).
IBB: J Strickland (1; A Kaline).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Umont, 1B - Lou DiMuro, 2B - Bill Haller, 3B - Jake O'Donnell.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: 27,576.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 62° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Detroit Tigers
1 Cesar Tovar CF 1 Dick McAuliffe 2B
2 Rod Carew 2B 2 Al Kaline RF
3 Harmon Killebrew 3B 3 Gates Brown LF
4 Tony Oliva RF 4 Norm Cash 1B
5 Leo Cardenas SS 5 Jim Northrup CF
6 Brant Alyea LF 6 Bill Freehan C
7 George Mitterwald C 7 Aurelio Rodriguez 3B
8 Rich Reese 1B 8 Ed Brinkman SS
9 Steve Luebber P 9 Les Cain P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-1 1 12- RRR DET D. McAuliffe S. Luebber 29% 76% Home Run; Rodriguez Scores; Brinkman Scores
t5 1-3 1 12- OO MIN H. Killebrew L. Cain 11% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 123 R MIN B. Alyea L. Cain -10% 37% Hit By Pitch; Carew Scores; Killebrew to 3B; Cardenas to 2B
t8 2-4 1 12- O MIN B. Alyea L. Cain 8% 88% Strikeout
b3 0-1 0 1-- DET E. Brinkman S. Luebber 7% 54% Hit By Pitch; Rodriguez to 2B

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, Tigers' Les Cain facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN C. Tovar L. Cain 2% 52% Lineout: SS
t1 0-0 1 --- MIN R. Carew L. Cain -2% 50% Single to 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- MIN H. Killebrew L. Cain -4% 46% Walk; Carew to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- O MIN T. Oliva L. Cain 4% 50% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 12- MIN L. Cardenas L. Cain -3% 47% Walk; Carew to 3B; Killebrew to 2B
t1 0-0 2 123 R MIN B. Alyea L. Cain -10% 37% Hit By Pitch; Carew Scores; Killebrew to 3B; Cardenas to 2B
t1 1-0 2 123 O MIN G. Mitterwald L. Cain 6% 44% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Steve Luebber facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O DET D. McAuliffe S. Luebber -2% 41% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-1 1 --- O DET A. Kaline S. Luebber -2% 40% Foul Flyball: 3B
b1 0-1 2 --- O DET G. Brown S. Luebber -1% 39% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Les Cain facing 8-9-1
t2 1-0 0 --- O MIN R. Reese L. Cain 2% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- O MIN S. Luebber L. Cain 1% 42% Strikeout (C-1B)
t2 1-0 2 --- MIN C. Tovar L. Cain -1% 41% Walk
t2 1-0 2 1-- MIN R. Carew L. Cain -1% 40% Tovar Steals 2B
t2 1-0 2 -2- O MIN R. Carew L. Cain 3% 43% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Steve Luebber facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O DET N. Cash S. Luebber -2% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-1 1 --- O DET J. Northrup S. Luebber -2% 39% Flyball: CF
b2 0-1 2 --- O DET B. Freehan S. Luebber -1% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Les Cain facing 3-4-5
t3 1-0 0 --- O MIN H. Killebrew L. Cain 2% 40% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- O MIN T. Oliva L. Cain 1% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- O MIN L. Cardenas L. Cain 1% 42% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Steve Luebber facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- DET A. Rodriguez S. Luebber 5% 47% Single to CF
b3 0-1 0 1-- DET E. Brinkman S. Luebber 7% 54% Hit By Pitch; Rodriguez to 2B
b3 0-1 0 12- O DET L. Cain S. Luebber -7% 47% Foul Flyball: C
b3 0-1 1 12- RRR DET D. McAuliffe S. Luebber 29% 76% Home Run; Rodriguez Scores; Brinkman Scores
b3 3-1 1 --- DET A. Kaline S. Luebber 2% 78% Walk
b3 3-1 1 1-- O DET G. Brown S. Luebber -2% 76% Popfly: SS
b3 3-1 2 1-- O DET N. Cash S. Luebber -2% 75% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Les Cain facing 6-7-8
t4 1-3 0 --- O MIN B. Alyea L. Cain 3% 77% Foul Flyball: 1B
t4 1-3 1 --- O MIN G. Mitterwald L. Cain 2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-3 2 --- O MIN R. Reese L. Cain 1% 80% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Twins' Steve Luebber facing 5-6-7
b4 3-1 0 --- O DET J. Northrup S. Luebber -1% 79% Strikeout
b4 3-1 1 --- O DET B. Freehan S. Luebber -1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 3-1 2 --- DET A. Rodriguez S. Luebber 1% 78% Walk
b4 3-1 2 1-- O DET E. Brinkman S. Luebber -1% 77% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Les Cain facing 9-1-2
t5 1-3 0 --- O MIN S. Luebber L. Cain 3% 80% Strikeout
t5 1-3 1 --- MIN C. Tovar L. Cain -3% 76% Single to CF
t5 1-3 1 1-- MIN R. Carew L. Cain -5% 71% Single to CF; Tovar to 2B
t5 1-3 1 12- OO MIN H. Killebrew L. Cain 11% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Twins' Steve Luebber facing 9-1-2
b5 3-1 0 --- O DET L. Cain S. Luebber -1% 81% Lineout: 2B
b5 3-1 1 --- DET D. McAuliffe S. Luebber 3% 84% Double to RF
b5 3-1 1 -2- O DET A. Kaline S. Luebber -2% 82% Flyball: RF
b5 3-1 2 -2- R DET G. Brown S. Luebber 7% 89% Single to CF; McAuliffe Scores
b5 4-1 2 1-- O DET N. Cash S. Luebber -1% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 4.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-4, Tigers' Les Cain facing 4-5-6
t6 1-4 0 --- O MIN T. Oliva L. Cain 2% 90% Popfly: SS
t6 1-4 1 --- MIN L. Cardenas L. Cain -3% 88% Single to LF
t6 1-4 1 1-- MIN B. Alyea L. Cain -1% 86% Balk; Cardenas to 2B
t6 1-4 1 -2- O MIN B. Alyea L. Cain 3% 90% Strikeout
t6 1-4 2 -2- R MIN G. Mitterwald L. Cain -7% 83% Single to LF; Cardenas Scores
t6 2-4 2 1-- MIN R. Reese L. Cain -1% 82% Mitterwald Steals 2B
t6 2-4 2 -2- O MIN R. Reese L. Cain 4% 86% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Twins' Steve Luebber facing 5-6-7
b6 4-2 0 --- O DET J. Northrup S. Luebber -1% 85% Strikeout
b6 4-2 1 --- DET B. Freehan S. Luebber 1% 86% Walk
b6 4-2 1 1-- OO DET A. Rodriguez S. Luebber -3% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 4.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Les Cain facing 9-1-2
Jim Northrup moves from CF to LF
Mickey Stanley replaces Gates Brown (LF) playing CF batting 3rd
George Thomas pinch hits for Steve Luebber (P) batting 9th
t7 2-4 0 --- O MIN G. Thomas L. Cain 3% 86% Flyball: RF
t7 2-4 1 --- O MIN C. Tovar L. Cain 2% 89% Flyball: RF
t7 2-4 2 --- O MIN R. Carew L. Cain 1% 90% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Twins' Jim Strickland facing 8-9-1
Jim Strickland replaces George Thomas (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-2 0 --- DET E. Brinkman J. Strickland 1% 91% Walk
b7 4-2 0 1-- O DET L. Cain J. Strickland -0% 91% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Brinkman to 2B
b7 4-2 1 -2- O DET D. McAuliffe J. Strickland -1% 89% Flyball: RF; Brinkman to 3B
b7 4-2 2 --3 DET A. Kaline J. Strickland 0% 90% Intentional Walk
b7 4-2 2 1-3 O DET M. Stanley J. Strickland -2% 88% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 4.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Les Cain facing 3-4-5
t8 2-4 0 --- O MIN H. Killebrew L. Cain 3% 91% Strikeout
t8 2-4 1 --- MIN T. Oliva L. Cain -4% 87% Walk
t8 2-4 1 1-- MIN L. Cardenas L. Cain -7% 80% Walk; Oliva to 2B
t8 2-4 1 12- O MIN B. Alyea L. Cain 8% 88% Strikeout
t8 2-4 2 12- O MIN G. Mitterwald L. Cain 7% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Twins' Jim Strickland facing 4-5-6
Cesar Tovar moves from CF to LF
Jim Nettles replaces Brant Alyea (LF) playing CF batting 6th
b8 4-2 0 --- O DET N. Cash J. Strickland -1% 94% Strikeout
b8 4-2 1 --- DET J. Northrup J. Strickland 1% 95% Single to RF
b8 4-2 1 1-- OO DET B. Freehan J. Strickland -1% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 4.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Les Cain facing 8-9-1
Danny Thompson pinch hits for Rich Reese (1B) batting 8th
t9 2-4 0 --- O MIN D. Thompson L. Cain 3% 97% Strikeout Looking
Phil Roof pinch hits for Jim Strickland (P) batting 9th
t9 2-4 1 --- O MIN P. Roof L. Cain 2% 99% Strikeout Looking
t9 2-4 2 --- O MIN C. Tovar L. Cain 1% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 4.

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