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@ANA
2
3
NYY
@BAL
0
2
BOS
@CHW
6
1
KCR
@CLE
1
9
MIN
@DET
8
5
TOR
@TBD
3
4
OAK
@TEX
9
7
FLA
@ATL
0
7
MIL
@CHC
11
2
ARI
@CIN
5
1
STL
@HOU
9
4
NYM
@MON
2
0
PIT
@PHI
7
8
LAD
@SDP
6
10
COL
@SFG
3
5
Tuesday, June 16, 1998, 8:27
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 8,493, Time of Game: 3:07
Twins
8
32-36
 Won 1 
2nd, 7½ GB
at Tigers
5
25-41
 Lost 1 
4th, 13½ GB
W: Dan Serafini (3-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           2  0  0   0  0  2   3  1  0    8 12  0
Tigers          0  3  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    5 11  2

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 4 2 1 0 1 0 5 .248 .310 .293 .603 21 13 -0.049 1.04 0.062 -0.111 -0.2 1 0 SB
Brent Gates 3B 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .217 .304 .267 .571 21 12 0.039 0.97 0.109 -0.070 0.8 1 4
Paul Molitor DH 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .272 .324 .348 .672 24 16 0.034 0.80 0.068 -0.035 -0.1 2B,GDP
Marty Cordova LF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .291 .367 .424 .791 15 9 -0.007 1.00 0.077 -0.084 -0.0 6 0
Todd Walker 2B 4 2 2 1 1 1 5 .340 .377 .529 .906 19 11 0.075 1.20 0.128 -0.053 0.7 1 4 IW
Ron Coomer 1B 5 2 2 3 0 1 5 .266 .301 .455 .756 20 16 0.227 1.28 0.349 -0.122 1.7 11 1 HR,GDP
Matt Lawton RF 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .252 .358 .409 .767 21 9 0.120 1.17 0.139 -0.019 1.1 0 1 3B,SB
Terry Steinbach C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .254 .345 .385 .730 11 9 -0.210 1.59 0.000 -0.210 -2.0 5 0
Pat Meares SS 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .271 .313 .404 .717 15 10 0.184 1.75 0.254 -0.070 0.9 0 5
Mike Morgan P 2 1
   Dan Serafini P 0 1
   Mike Trombley P 0 0
   Greg Swindell P 0 0
   Rick Aguilera P 0 0
Team Totals 37 8 12 7 5 4 42 .324 .405 .486 .891 167 105 0.413 1.18 1.186 -0.774 2.9 27 17
2B: P Molitor (12, off T Worrell).
3B: M Lawton (2, off T Worrell).
HR: R Coomer (11, off T Worrell, 7th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
IBB: T Walker (1, by T Worrell).
TB: R Coomer 5; M Lawton 3; P Molitor 3; M Cordova 2; T Walker 2; B Gates; O Nixon; P Meares.
GIDP: R Coomer (11); P Molitor (14).
RBI: R Coomer 3 (38); P Meares 2 (33); T Walker (28); B Gates (16).
2-out RBI: R Coomer 3; P Meares 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: M Lawton (D Cruz at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: M Lawton (6, 2nd base off D Harriger/P Bako); O Nixon (11, 2nd base off D Crow/P Bako).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian Hunter CF 3 1 2 1 2 0 5 .273 .326 .372 .698 15 5 0.123 1.32 0.165 -0.042 1.3 0 0 2B
Bip Roberts DH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .248 .351 .301 .652 5 2 0.026 0.65 0.026 0.000 0.3
   Kimera Bartee PR 3 1 2 4 0 1 3 .240 .283 .500 .783 9 6 0.245 1.70 0.279 -0.034 2.8 HR
   Andy Tomberlin PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .286 .383 .669 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Joe Oliver PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .286 .411 .697 3 2 -0.054 2.00 0.000 -0.054 -0.5
Bobby Higginson RF 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .315 .390 .543 .934 16 11 -0.045 1.19 0.088 -0.133 -0.6 2 0
Tony Clark 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .277 .346 .492 .837 18 11 -0.194 1.50 0.000 -0.194 -1.9 9 3
Luis Gonzalez LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 .295 .368 .476 .844 26 15 -0.050 1.05 0.048 -0.098 -0.6 0 0 HBP
Damion Easley 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .296 .355 .571 .926 22 13 -0.139 0.98 0.000 -0.139 -1.4 4 2
Joe Randa 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .250 .331 .351 .682 15 7 0.028 0.96 0.080 -0.052 0.3 2 2
Paul Bako C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .247 .310 .338 .648 17 9 0.016 1.34 0.096 -0.079 0.5 4 0
Deivi Cruz SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .271 .305 .340 .645 12 9 -0.044 1.36 0.065 -0.109 -0.3 5 6
Denny Harriger P 1 1
   Sean Runyan P 0 0
   Tim Worrell P 0 0
   Dean Crow P 0 0
Team Totals 37 5 11 5 4 5 42 .297 .381 .405 .786 158 90 -0.088 1.25 0.847 -0.934 -0.1 27 14
2B: B Hunter (12, off D Serafini).
HR: K Bartee (3, off D Serafini, 7th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF).
HBP: L Gonzalez (4, by D Serafini).
TB: K Bartee 5; B Hunter 3; B Higginson 2; L Gonzalez; P Bako; B Roberts; J Randa; D Cruz.
RBI: K Bartee 4 (9); B Hunter (20).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Cruz-D Easley-T Clark; T Clark-D Cruz-T Clark.
E: D Cruz (3); P Bako (3).

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
Mike Morgan 4 7 3 3 2 2 0 3.95 20 61 31 19 4 8 9 7 5 0 36 -0.099 1.30 -0.7
Dan Serafini, W (3-0) 2.2 3 2 2 0 2 1 3.97 12 46 29 16 6 7 2 7 2 0 0 0 0.036 0.98 -0.6
Mike Trombley, H (10) 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 2.68 5 28 14 8 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.048 1.50 0.3
Greg Swindell, H (11) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.74 1 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.054 2.00 0.5
Rick Aguilera, S (14) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.25 4 20 14 8 2 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.049 1.25 0.6
Team Totals 9 11 5 5 4 5 1 5.00 42 158 90 52 17 21 16 16 8 0 36 3 0 0.088 1.25 0.1

Detroit Tigers

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
Denny Harriger, L (0-1) 5.1 6 4 4 3 0 0 6.75 24 98 62 45 3 14 11 10 5 0 37 0.004 1.13 0.1
Sean Runyan 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.15 1 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.051 2.76 -0.4
Tim Worrell, BS (1) 1.2 4 3 3 1 2 1 6.36 10 40 25 14 4 7 2 5 4 0 3 2 -0.326 1.74 -2.8
Dean Crow 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 2.79 7 23 16 11 2 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 -0.040 0.41 0.1
Team Totals 9 12 8 8 5 4 1 8.00 42 167 105 70 9 26 15 18 10 0 37 5 2 -0.413 1.18 -2.9
S Runyan faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: M Morgan (1); M Trombley (4).
HBP: D Serafini (1; L Gonzalez).
IBB: T Worrell (2; T Walker).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rick Reed, 1B - Marty Foster, 2B - Tim Tschida, 3B - John Shulock.
Time of Game: 3:07.
Attendance: 8,493.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 9mph out to Leftfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Detroit Tigers
1 Otis Nixon CF 1 Brian Hunter CF
2 Brent Gates 3B 2 Bip Roberts DH
3 Paul Molitor DH 3 Bobby Higginson RF
4 Marty Cordova LF 4 Tony Clark 1B
5 Todd Walker 2B 5 Luis Gonzalez LF
6 Ron Coomer 1B 6 Damion Easley 2B
7 Matt Lawton RF 7 Joe Randa 3B
8 Terry Steinbach C 8 Paul Bako C
9 Pat Meares SS 9 Deivi Cruz SS
Mike Morgan P Denny Harriger P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 2-3 2 123 2,(1-0)  RR MIN P. Meares T. Worrell 25% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive); Walker Scores; Coomer Scores; Lawton to 2B
t7 4-3 2 12- 7,(2-2)  RRR MIN R. Coomer T. Worrell 25% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Molitor Scores; Walker Scores
b2 1-2 1 123 3,(1-1)  RR DET K. Bartee M. Morgan -17% 27% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Bako Scores; Cruz Scores; Hunter to 3B; Bartee to 2B/Adv on throw
t6 2-3 1 123 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach T. Worrell -12% 39% Lineout: SS (SS-3B Hole)
b7 3-7 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  RR DET K. Bartee D. Serafini -11% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Hunter 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, Tigers' Denny Harriger facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  MIN O. Nixon D. Harriger 3% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN B. Gates D. Harriger 5% 59% Walk; Nixon to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 5,(1-2)  RO MIN P. Molitor D. Harriger 1% 59% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Nixon Scores/Adv on E6 (throw)/No RBI
t1 1-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  MIN M. Cordova D. Harriger 5% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive); Molitor to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  R MIN T. Walker D. Harriger 8% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Molitor Scores; Cordova to 3B
t1 2-0 1 1-3 5,(1-2)  OO MIN R. Coomer D. Harriger -9% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Mike Morgan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET B. Hunter M. Morgan 2% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  DET B. Roberts M. Morgan -3% 63% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b1 0-2 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  DET B. Higginson M. Morgan -4% 60% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Roberts to 2B
Kimera Bartee pinch runs for Bip Roberts (DH) batting 2nd
b1 0-2 1 12- 4,(3-0)  O DET T. Clark M. Morgan 5% 64% Flyball: LF
b1 0-2 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O DET L. Gonzalez M. Morgan 4% 69% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Denny Harriger facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Lawton D. Harriger -2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t2 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN T. Steinbach D. Harriger -1% 65% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t2 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN P. Meares D. Harriger -1% 65% Popfly: 2B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Mike Morgan facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET D. Easley M. Morgan 3% 67% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b2 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  DET J. Randa M. Morgan -3% 64% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b2 0-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  DET P. Bako M. Morgan -4% 60% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Randa to 2B
b2 0-2 1 12- 3,(1-1)  DET D. Cruz M. Morgan -6% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Randa to 3B; Bako to 2B
b2 0-2 1 123 4,(3-0)  R DET B. Hunter M. Morgan -10% 44% Walk; Randa Scores; Bako to 3B; Cruz to 2B
b2 1-2 1 123 3,(1-1)  RR DET K. Bartee M. Morgan -17% 27% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Bako Scores; Cruz Scores; Hunter to 3B; Bartee to 2B/Adv on throw
b2 3-2 1 -23 3,(0-2)  O DET B. Higginson M. Morgan 7% 34% Strikeout Swinging
b2 3-2 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O DET T. Clark M. Morgan 5% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 3.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Tigers' Denny Harriger facing 1-2-3
t3 2-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN O. Nixon D. Harriger -3% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 2-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN B. Gates D. Harriger -2% 35% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t3 2-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN P. Molitor D. Harriger 1% 36% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t3 2-3 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  MIN M. Cordova D. Harriger 2% 39% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Molitor to 2B
t3 2-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Walker D. Harriger -5% 34% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Twins' Mike Morgan facing 5-6-7
b3 3-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O DET L. Gonzalez M. Morgan 2% 36% Flyball: LF
b3 3-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET D. Easley M. Morgan 2% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 3-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET J. Randa M. Morgan 1% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 3.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Tigers' Denny Harriger facing 6-7-8
t4 2-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN R. Coomer D. Harriger -3% 35% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 2-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN M. Lawton D. Harriger 3% 39% Walk
t4 2-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN T. Steinbach D. Harriger 5% 43% Lawton Steals 2B; Lawton to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t4 2-3 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach D. Harriger -7% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 2-3 2 --3 6,(2-2)  O MIN P. Meares D. Harriger -5% 32% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Twins' Mike Morgan facing 8-9-1
b4 3-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  DET P. Bako M. Morgan -3% 29% Walk
b4 3-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  DET D. Cruz M. Morgan -2% 26% Wild Pitch; Bako to 2B
b4 3-2 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O DET D. Cruz M. Morgan 6% 32% Fielder's Choice P; Bako out at 3B/P-3B
b4 3-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET B. Hunter M. Morgan 2% 34% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Cruz out at 3B/RF-SS-3B-2B-P; Hunter to 2B
b4 3-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O DET K. Bartee M. Morgan 3% 37% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 3.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Tigers' Denny Harriger facing 1-2-3
t5 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN O. Nixon D. Harriger -3% 34% Lineout: SS
t5 2-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN B. Gates D. Harriger -2% 31% Flyball: RF
t5 2-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN P. Molitor D. Harriger -2% 30% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Twins' Dan Serafini facing 3-4-5
Dan Serafini replaces Mike Morgan pitching
b5 3-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET B. Higginson D. Serafini 2% 32% Flyball: LF
b5 3-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET T. Clark D. Serafini 2% 34% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-2 2 --- 7,(2-2)  DET L. Gonzalez D. Serafini -1% 33% Hit By Pitch
b5 3-2 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O DET D. Easley D. Serafini 2% 35% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 3.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Tigers' Denny Harriger facing 4-5-6
t6 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cordova D. Harriger -4% 31% Popfly: 3B (Short 3B Line)
t6 2-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN T. Walker D. Harriger 4% 35% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t6 2-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN R. Coomer D. Harriger 10% 45% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Left); Walker to 3B
Sean Runyan replaces Denny Harriger pitching
t6 2-3 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  MIN M. Lawton S. Runyan 5% 50% Walk; Coomer to 2B
Tim Worrell replaces Sean Runyan pitching
t6 2-3 1 123 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach T. Worrell -12% 39% Lineout: SS (SS-3B Hole)
t6 2-3 2 123 2,(1-0)  RR MIN P. Meares T. Worrell 25% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive); Walker Scores; Coomer Scores; Lawton to 2B
t6 4-3 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O MIN O. Nixon T. Worrell -5% 59% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 4, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-4, Twins' Dan Serafini facing 7-8-9
b6 3-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET J. Randa D. Serafini 4% 63% Flyball: CF
b6 3-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET P. Bako D. Serafini 3% 66% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b6 3-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET D. Cruz D. Serafini 2% 68% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Tigers 3.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-3, Tigers' Tim Worrell facing 2-3-4
t7 4-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN B. Gates T. Worrell -3% 65% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN P. Molitor T. Worrell 5% 70% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t7 4-3 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cordova T. Worrell -4% 66% Lineout: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
t7 4-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN T. Walker T. Worrell 1% 67% Intentional Walk
t7 4-3 2 12- 7,(2-2)  RRR MIN R. Coomer T. Worrell 25% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Molitor Scores; Walker Scores
t7 7-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN M. Lawton T. Worrell 1% 93% Triple to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
t7 7-3 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach T. Worrell -1% 92% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 7, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-7, Twins' Dan Serafini facing 1-2-3
b7 3-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  DET B. Hunter D. Serafini -5% 87% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b7 3-7 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  RR DET K. Bartee D. Serafini -11% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Hunter Scores
b7 5-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET B. Higginson D. Serafini 4% 80% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b7 5-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET T. Clark D. Serafini 3% 83% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b7 5-7 2 --- 4,(1-2)  DET L. Gonzalez D. Serafini -2% 81% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Mike Trombley replaces Dan Serafini pitching
b7 5-7 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  DET D. Easley M. Trombley -1% 80% Wild Pitch; Gonzalez to 2B
b7 5-7 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O DET D. Easley M. Trombley 5% 85% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 7, Tigers 5.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 7-5, Tigers' Dean Crow facing 9-1-2
Dean Crow replaces Tim Worrell pitching
t8 7-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Meares D. Crow -2% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 7-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN O. Nixon D. Crow 2% 85% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t8 7-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN B. Gates D. Crow 1% 86% Nixon Steals 2B
t8 7-5 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  R MIN B. Gates D. Crow 6% 92% Single to LF (Pop Fly to Short LF-CF); Nixon Scores
t8 8-5 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO MIN P. Molitor D. Crow -2% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 8, Tigers 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 5-8, Twins' Mike Trombley facing 7-8-9
b8 5-8 0 --- 4,(3-0)  DET J. Randa M. Trombley -5% 85% Walk
b8 5-8 0 1-- 8,(2-2)  O DET P. Bako M. Trombley 5% 90% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
b8 5-8 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O DET D. Cruz M. Trombley 3% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Bako to 2B
b8 5-8 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  DET B. Hunter M. Trombley -2% 91% Walk
Greg Swindell replaces Mike Trombley pitching
Joe Oliver pinch hits for Andy Tomberlin batting 2nd
Andy Tomberlin pinch hits for Kimera Bartee (DH) batting 2nd
b8 5-8 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O DET J. Oliver G. Swindell 5% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 8, Tigers 5.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 8-5, Tigers' Dean Crow facing 4-5-6
t9 8-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cordova D. Crow -0% 96% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
t9 8-5 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN T. Walker D. Crow -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging
t9 8-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN R. Coomer D. Crow -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 8, Tigers 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 5-8, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 3-4-5
Rick Aguilera replaces Greg Swindell pitching
b9 5-8 0 --- 5,(1-2)  DET B. Higginson R. Aguilera -5% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b9 5-8 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O DET T. Clark R. Aguilera 5% 95% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b9 5-8 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  O DET L. Gonzalez R. Aguilera 3% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B); Higginson to 3B
b9 5-8 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O DET D. Easley R. Aguilera 2% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 8, Tigers 5.

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