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@LAA
2
7
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@CLE
3
9
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@DET
11
7
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@KCR
4
3
 
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@TBR
1
2
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@TEX
1
4
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@TOR
1
8
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@ATL
8
4
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@CHC
9
2
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@COL
1
6
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@HOU
3
8
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@NYM
6
3
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@SDP
2
4
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@SFG
4
1
PIT
@WSN
4
7
Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 7:07PM
, Comerica Park
Attendance: 33,955, Time of Game: 3:25
Twins
11
11-26
 Won 1 
5th, 10 GB
at Tigers
7
18-19
 Lost 1 
2nd, 3 GB
W: Alex Burnett (1-0)
L: Duane Below (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           2  3  1   0  0  2   1  0  2   11 14  0
Tigers          1  5  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    7 11  4

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Erik Komatsu CF 5 1 0 0 0 1 5 .204 .286 .204 .490 22 12 -0.076 0.86 0.018 -0.094 -0.8 4 0
Brian Dozier SS 5 2 1 3 0 2 5 .286 .318 .476 .794 25 16 0.189 0.89 0.251 -0.062 2.3 1 4 HR
Joe Mauer DH 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .275 .391 .374 .765 17 12 0.087 0.72 0.149 -0.061 1.0 2B
Josh Willingham LF 5 2 3 1 0 1 5 .299 .410 .607 1.017 25 17 0.115 0.92 0.158 -0.043 1.1 3 0 2·2B
Justin Morneau 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .228 .307 .456 .763 22 16 -0.006 0.91 0.093 -0.098 -0.3 9 0 2B
Ryan Doumit C 3 1 2 1 1 1 4 .264 .328 .445 .773 19 11 0.131 1.36 0.157 -0.026 1.1 4 0 IW
   Drew Butera C 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .294 .313 .607 1 1 0.015 0.24 0.015 0.000 0.4 0 0 2B
Trevor Plouffe RF 5 1 1 2 0 2 5 .138 .282 .262 .544 24 17 -0.123 1.50 0.052 -0.176 -0.1 4 0 HR
Alexi Casilla 2B 3 1 1 1 2 0 5 .253 .293 .310 .604 22 8 0.123 1.39 0.175 -0.052 1.2 1 3
Jamey Carroll 3B 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .229 .322 .275 .597 18 11 0.207 1.34 0.288 -0.080 0.3 1 2 2B,GDP
Nick Blackburn P 0 1
   Jeff Gray P 0 0
   Alex Burnett P 0 0
   Brian Duensing P 0 0
   Jared Burton P 0 0
   Glen Perkins P 0 0
Team Totals 42 11 14 11 3 8 45 .333 .378 .619 .997 195 121 0.662 1.07 1.356 -0.692 6.3 27 10
2B: J Mauer (8, off R Porcello); J Willingham 2 (13, 2 off R Porcello); J Carroll (6, off D Below); J Morneau (6, off L Putkonen); D Butera (1, off C Balester).
HR: B Dozier (2, off R Porcello, 2nd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF); T Plouffe (2, off C Balester, 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
IBB: R Doumit (2, by L Putkonen).
TB: J Willingham 5; T Plouffe 4; B Dozier 4; J Mauer 3; J Carroll 3; R Doumit 2; J Morneau 2; D Butera 2; A Casilla.
GIDP: J Carroll (4).
RBI: B Dozier 3 (5); T Plouffe 2 (5); J Carroll 2 (9); A Casilla (5); R Doumit (24); J Mauer (16); J Willingham (22).
2-out RBI: B Dozier 3; A Casilla.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 6 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Casilla-B Dozier-J Morneau.

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Austin Jackson CF 3 2 2 1 0 0 3 .331 .414 .544 .958 8 6 0.092 1.08 0.105 -0.014 1.0 2 0
   Don Kelly CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .220 .289 .220 .508 7 5 -0.068 1.38 0.000 -0.068 -0.4 3 0
Andy Dirks LF 4 2 3 1 1 0 5 .370 .427 .593 1.020 17 9 0.239 1.36 0.281 -0.042 2.6 2 0
Miguel Cabrera 3B 5 0 2 2 0 0 5 .311 .356 .510 .866 18 9 0.124 1.47 0.234 -0.110 0.6 1 2 2B,CS,GDP
Prince Fielder 1B 3 0 1 2 0 0 5 .293 .358 .443 .801 17 13 0.037 1.14 0.059 -0.022 -0.1 9 0 2·SF
Delmon Young DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .234 .295 .324 .619 12 8 0.030 1.41 0.148 -0.119 -0.3 2B
Alex Avila C 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .232 .313 .414 .727 21 11 -0.156 1.48 0.010 -0.167 -1.1 8 0 IW
Ryan Raburn 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .157 .223 .235 .459 20 11 -0.149 1.58 0.021 -0.170 -1.0 1 5
Brennan Boesch RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .234 .270 .345 .615 7 4 -0.061 1.34 0.051 -0.113 -0.1 0 0
Ramon Santiago SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .164 .230 .218 .448 22 13 0.077 1.17 0.126 -0.049 0.9 1 3
Rick Porcello P 0 0
   Duane Below P 0 0
   Luke Putkonen P 0 0
   Collin Balester P 0 0
Team Totals 34 7 11 7 4 4 40 .324 .375 .382 .757 149 89 0.165 1.35 1.035 -0.874 2.3 27 10
2B: M Cabrera (6, off J Gray); D Young (7, off B Duensing).
SF: P Fielder 2 (3, 2 off N Blackburn).
IBB: A Avila (1, by A Burnett).
TB: A Dirks 3; M Cabrera 3; A Jackson 2; D Young 2; P Fielder; R Santiago; B Boesch.
GIDP: M Cabrera (7).
RBI: P Fielder 2 (20); M Cabrera 2 (33); R Santiago (6); A Dirks (12); A Jackson (17).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Cabrera-R Raburn-P Fielder.
E: R Raburn (2); P Fielder (4); M Cabrera (5); R Santiago (2).
Baserunning
CS: M Cabrera (1, 2nd base by N Blackburn/R Doumit).

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
Nick Blackburn 2 6 6 6 2 2 0 8.37 13 53 33 20 4 9 3 6 3 0 20 -0.473 1.38 -5.0
Jeff Gray 2.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.12 9 25 14 10 0 4 4 5 1 0 0 0 -0.073 0.96 -0.4
Alex Burnett, W (1-0) 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2.61 5 22 10 8 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.095 1.45 0.9
Brian Duensing, H (4) 1.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.89 6 25 17 10 2 5 2 3 1 0 1 0 0.068 1.89 0.4
Jared Burton, H (6) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.68 4 14 8 4 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 0.201 1.80 1.1
Glen Perkins 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.80 3 10 7 4 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.019 0.49 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 7 7 4 4 0 7.00 40 149 89 56 9 24 13 19 6 0 20 4 0 -0.163 1.35 -2.3

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
Rick Porcello 4 6 6 2 0 3 1 5.12 20 100 65 41 8 16 9 8 2 0 37 -0.356 0.94 -3.9
Duane Below, L (2-1) 2.1 2 2 2 1 2 0 2.79 10 37 23 10 6 7 3 4 1 0 0 0 -0.167 1.53 -0.7
Luke Putkonen 1.2 4 1 1 1 3 0 10.50 10 41 25 14 2 9 3 3 2 0 0 0 -0.082 1.25 -0.2
Collin Balester 1 2 2 2 1 0 1 6.50 5 17 8 5 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 -0.057 0.24 -1.5
Team Totals 9 14 11 7 3 8 2 7.00 45 195 121 70 17 34 17 17 5 0 37 0 0 -0.662 1.07 -6.3
Balks: None.
WP: L Putkonen (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: A Burnett (1; A Avila); L Putkonen (1; R Doumit).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eric Cooper, 1B - Marty Foster, 2B - Tim Timmons, 3B - Jeff Kellogg.
Time of Game: 3:25.
Attendance: 33,955.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 64° F, Wind 9mph out to Rightfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 6-7 1 12- 6,(3-2)  RR MIN J. Carroll D. Below 28% 68% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Doumit Scores; Casilla Scores
t2 2-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR MIN B. Dozier R. Porcello 23% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Carroll Scores/unER; Komatsu Scores/unER; Dozier Scores/unER
b2 3-5 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R DET A. Dirks N. Blackburn -15% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive); Santiago Scores; Jackson to 3B; Dirks to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b5 6-6 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  R DET M. Cabrera J. Gray -15% 23% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Dirks Scores
b7 7-9 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  DET D. Young B. Duensing -15% 62% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Fielder 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, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN E. Komatsu R. Porcello -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN B. Dozier R. Porcello 2% 50% Reached on E3 (catch) (Ground Ball to Weak SS to SS)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  R MIN J. Mauer R. Porcello 13% 64% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Dozier Scores/unER; Mauer to 3B/Adv on E6 (throw)
t1 1-0 1 --3 6,(3-2)  R MIN J. Willingham R. Porcello 6% 70% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Mauer Scores
t1 2-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Morneau R. Porcello -3% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t1 2-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN R. Doumit R. Porcello -3% 65% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  DET A. Jackson N. Blackburn -4% 61% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b1 0-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  DET A. Dirks N. Blackburn -6% 55% Walk; Jackson to 2B
b1 0-2 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O DET M. Cabrera N. Blackburn 1% 56% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Jackson to 3B; Dirks to 2B
b1 0-2 1 -23 5,(1-2)  RO DET P. Fielder N. Blackburn 1% 57% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (LF Line); Jackson Scores
b1 1-2 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O DET D. Young N. Blackburn 3% 60% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 7-8-9
t2 2-1 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O MIN T. Plouffe R. Porcello -2% 58% Flyball: CF
t2 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN A. Casilla R. Porcello -2% 57% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B (Short 3B Line)
t2 2-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Carroll R. Porcello 1% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t2 2-1 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  MIN E. Komatsu R. Porcello 2% 60% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Carroll to 2B
t2 2-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR MIN B. Dozier R. Porcello 23% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Carroll Scores/unER; Komatsu Scores/unER; Dozier Scores/unER
t2 5-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Mauer R. Porcello -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 6-7-8
b2 1-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET A. Avila N. Blackburn 2% 84% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-5 1 --- 7,(3-2)  DET R. Raburn N. Blackburn -2% 82% Walk
b2 1-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  DET B. Boesch N. Blackburn -5% 76% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Raburn to 3B
b2 1-5 1 1-3 8,(3-2)  R DET R. Santiago N. Blackburn -8% 68% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Raburn Scores; Boesch to 3B
b2 2-5 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R DET A. Jackson N. Blackburn -7% 61% Single to CF (Line Drive); Boesch Scores; Santiago to 2B
b2 3-5 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R DET A. Dirks N. Blackburn -15% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive); Santiago Scores; Jackson to 3B; Dirks to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b2 4-5 1 -23 3,(2-0)  R DET M. Cabrera N. Blackburn -8% 38% Single to RF (Line Drive); Jackson Scores; Dirks to 3B
b2 5-5 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  RO DET P. Fielder N. Blackburn -1% 37% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Dirks Scores
b2 6-5 2 1-- O DET D. Young N. Blackburn 2% 39% Cabrera Caught Stealing 2B (P-2B)
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Tigers 6.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 5-6, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 4-5-6
t3 5-6 0 --- 7,(2-2)  MIN J. Willingham R. Porcello 7% 46% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t3 5-6 0 -2- 9,(3-2)  O MIN J. Morneau R. Porcello -5% 41% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
t3 5-6 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  R MIN R. Doumit R. Porcello 9% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Willingham Scores
t3 6-6 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O MIN T. Plouffe R. Porcello -2% 48% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B); Doumit to 2B/Adv on E5 (throw to 1B)
t3 6-6 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O MIN A. Casilla R. Porcello -4% 44% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 6-6, Twins' Jeff Gray facing 5-6-7
Jeff Gray replaces Nick Blackburn pitching
b3 6-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET D. Young J. Gray 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 6-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET A. Avila J. Gray 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b3 6-6 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O DET R. Raburn J. Gray 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Tigers 6.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 6-6, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 9-1-2
t4 6-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Carroll R. Porcello -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 6-6 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN E. Komatsu R. Porcello -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
t4 6-6 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O MIN B. Dozier R. Porcello -1% 44% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 6-6, Twins' Jeff Gray facing 8-9-1
b4 6-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET B. Boesch J. Gray 3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 6-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET R. Santiago J. Gray 2% 49% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
b4 6-6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET A. Jackson J. Gray 1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Tigers 6.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 6-6, Tigers' Duane Below facing 3-4-5
Duane Below replaces Rick Porcello pitching
Don Kelly replaces Austin Jackson playing CF batting 1st
t5 6-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Mauer D. Below -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 6-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Willingham D. Below -2% 45% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t5 6-6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau D. Below -1% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 6-6, Twins' Jeff Gray facing 2-3-4
b5 6-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  DET A. Dirks J. Gray -5% 39% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b5 6-6 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  R DET M. Cabrera J. Gray -15% 23% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Dirks Scores
b5 7-6 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O DET P. Fielder J. Gray 1% 24% Flyball: CF; Cabrera to 3B
Alex Burnett replaces Jeff Gray pitching
b5 7-6 1 --3 4,(2-1)  O DET D. Young A. Burnett 6% 30% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b5 7-6 2 --3 4,(3-0)  DET A. Avila A. Burnett -1% 29% Intentional Walk
b5 7-6 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O DET R. Raburn A. Burnett 5% 34% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Tigers 7.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 6-7, Tigers' Duane Below facing 6-7-8
t6 6-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN R. Doumit D. Below 6% 40% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t6 6-7 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Plouffe D. Below -6% 35% Strikeout Swinging
t6 6-7 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN A. Casilla D. Below 6% 40% Walk; Doumit to 2B
t6 6-7 1 12- 6,(3-2)  RR MIN J. Carroll D. Below 28% 68% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Doumit Scores; Casilla Scores
t6 8-7 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O MIN E. Komatsu D. Below -4% 64% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t6 8-7 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Dozier D. Below -4% 60% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 8, Tigers 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 7-8, Twins' Alex Burnett facing 8-9-1
b6 7-8 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O DET B. Boesch A. Burnett 4% 64% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b6 7-8 1 --- 8,(3-2)  DET R. Santiago A. Burnett -4% 60% Walk
Brian Duensing replaces Alex Burnett pitching
b6 7-8 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O DET D. Kelly B. Duensing 5% 65% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b6 7-8 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O DET A. Dirks B. Duensing 4% 69% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 8, Tigers 7.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 8-7, Tigers' Duane Below facing 3-4-5
t7 8-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Mauer D. Below -3% 67% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
Luke Putkonen replaces Duane Below pitching
t7 8-7 1 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN J. Willingham L. Putkonen 3% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t7 8-7 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Morneau L. Putkonen 9% 78% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Willingham to 3B
t7 8-7 1 -23 4,(3-0)  MIN R. Doumit L. Putkonen 0% 79% Intentional Walk
t7 8-7 1 123 3,(0-2)  O MIN T. Plouffe L. Putkonen -8% 71% Strikeout Looking
t7 8-7 2 123 5,(3-1)  R MIN A. Casilla L. Putkonen 12% 83% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Willingham Scores; Morneau to 3B; Doumit to 2B
t7 9-7 2 123 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Carroll L. Putkonen -5% 78% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 9, Tigers 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 7-9, Twins' Brian Duensing facing 3-4-5
b7 7-9 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET M. Cabrera B. Duensing 4% 82% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 7-9 1 --- 3,(1-1)  DET P. Fielder B. Duensing -5% 77% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b7 7-9 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  DET D. Young B. Duensing -15% 62% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Fielder to 3B
b7 7-9 1 -23 9,(3-2)  O DET A. Avila B. Duensing 13% 75% Strikeout Swinging
Jared Burton replaces Brian Duensing pitching
b7 7-9 2 -23 7,(3-2)  O DET R. Raburn J. Burton 11% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 9, Tigers 7.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 9-7, Tigers' Luke Putkonen facing 1-2-3
t8 9-7 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN E. Komatsu L. Putkonen -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 9-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Dozier L. Putkonen -1% 84% Strikeout Looking
t8 9-7 2 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Mauer L. Putkonen 1% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 9-7 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  MIN J. Willingham L. Putkonen 1% 85% Wild Pitch; Mauer to 2B
t8 9-7 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O MIN J. Willingham L. Putkonen -2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 9, Tigers 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 7-9, Twins' Jared Burton facing 8-9-1
Drew Butera replaces Ryan Doumit playing C batting 6th
b8 7-9 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET B. Boesch J. Burton 4% 88% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b8 7-9 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET R. Santiago J. Burton 3% 91% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
b8 7-9 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET D. Kelly J. Burton 2% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 9, Tigers 7.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 9-7, Tigers' Collin Balester facing 5-6-7
Collin Balester replaces Luke Putkonen pitching
t9 9-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morneau C. Balester -1% 92% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t9 9-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN D. Butera C. Balester 2% 93% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t9 9-7 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  RR MIN T. Plouffe C. Balester 5% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Butera Scores
t9 11-7 1 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN A. Casilla C. Balester 0% 98% Walk
t9 11-7 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO MIN J. Carroll C. Balester -0% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 11, Tigers 7.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 7-11, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 2-3-4
Glen Perkins replaces Jared Burton pitching
b9 7-11 0 --- 3,(1-1)  DET A. Dirks G. Perkins -2% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b9 7-11 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO DET M. Cabrera G. Perkins 4% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b9 7-11 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O DET P. Fielder G. Perkins 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 11, Tigers 7.

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