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SFG
@ANA
4
1
COL
@OAK
2
5
LAD
@SEA
2
8
SDP
@TEX
4
7
BAL
@ATL
5
3
 
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MIL
@CHC
3
4
CHW
@CIN
14
6
NYY
@FLA
8
5
NYY
@FLA
5
6
MIN
@HOU
2
3
DET
@MON
2
10
BOS
@NYM
10
1
TOR
@PHI
11
1
KCR
@PIT
8
1
CLE
@STL
9
2
Sunday, June 15, 1997, 1:35
, Astrodome
Attendance: 28,218, Time of Game: 2:35
Twins
2
30-36
 Lost 1 
5th, 5½ GB
at Astros
3
33-35
 Won 1 
1st
W: Billy Wagner (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  8  1
Astros          0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  1    3  6  0
Winning Run scored with 1 out

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chuck Knoblauch 2B 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .287 .422 .398 .819 18 10 0.006 1.25 0.080 -0.074 0.1 3 2
Matt Lawton RF 2 1 1 2 2 0 4 .268 .383 .449 .831 20 8 0.166 1.40 0.200 -0.033 1.6 4 0 HR
   Greg Colbrunn PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .272 .308 .411 .719 2 2 -0.064 2.31 0.000 -0.064 -0.2
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Trombley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Paul Molitor 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .332 .386 .453 .839 10 6 -0.136 1.53 0.000 -0.136 -1.3 6 1
Terry Steinbach C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .257 .322 .387 .710 13 8 -0.131 1.26 0.000 -0.131 -1.1 5 2
Ron Coomer 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .325 .357 .475 .832 15 9 -0.083 1.00 0.009 -0.093 -0.5 0 2
Marty Cordova LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .273 .340 .443 .783 10 7 -0.052 0.83 0.015 -0.067 -0.2 2 1
Rich Becker CF-RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .270 .372 .358 .730 17 9 -0.056 0.90 0.019 -0.075 -0.6 1 0
Pat Meares SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .276 .332 .437 .769 12 10 -0.059 1.19 0.047 -0.106 0.0 2 3 2B
Bob Tewksbury P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 3 -0.041 0.72 0.013 -0.054 -0.5 1 1
   Scott Stahoviak PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .232 .308 .446 .754 4 2 0.091 1.79 0.091 0.000 0.5 SB
   Greg Swindell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Roberto Kelly PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .265 .340 .386 .726 2 2 -0.044 1.79 0.000 -0.044 -0.2
   Darrin Jackson CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .258 .424 .682 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 34 2 8 2 4 7 38 .235 .316 .353 .669 127 76 -0.403 1.21 0.474 -0.877 -2.4 25 12
2B: P Meares (15, off C Holt).
HR: M Lawton (5, off C Holt, 1st inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
TB: M Lawton 4; P Meares 2; C Knoblauch 2; P Molitor; S Stahoviak; M Cordova; R Coomer.
RBI: M Lawton 2 (24).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Tewksbury-P Meares-P Molitor; C Knoblauch-P Meares-P Molitor.
E: T Steinbach (3).
Outfield Assists: M Cordova (T Howard at 1st base).
Baserunning
SB: S Stahoviak (2, 2nd base off C Holt/B Ausmus).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .308 .391 .524 .915 14 10 0.117 1.39 0.186 -0.069 1.0 2 1 SB
Thomas Howard CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .250 .316 .364 .680 14 9 -0.070 1.50 0.114 -0.184 -0.8 1 0 GDP
   Billy Wagner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .328 .436 .656 1.093 10 9 -0.098 0.97 0.000 -0.098 -0.7 8 1
Luis Gonzalez LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .297 .389 .402 .790 9 6 -0.065 1.25 0.036 -0.101 -0.4 2 1
Derek Bell RF 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .241 .323 .352 .675 19 7 0.031 1.18 0.109 -0.077 0.2 3 0 2B,GDP
Bill Spiers 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .333 .476 .468 .944 16 9 -0.108 1.39 0.000 -0.108 -0.8 3 3
   Sean Berry PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .207 .259 .340 .599 6 2 0.073 2.91 0.073 0.000 0.4
Brad Ausmus C 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .277 .326 .376 .702 18 9 0.111 1.89 0.166 -0.056 0.5 7 0
Pat Listach SS 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .182 .252 .191 .443 13 7 0.199 2.40 0.247 -0.048 1.3 0 5
Chris Holt P 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .036 .069 .036 .105 6 5 -0.052 1.72 0.000 -0.052 -0.4 1 1 2·SH
   Ray Montgomery PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239 .280 .328 .608 2 1 -0.041 1.48 0.000 -0.041 -0.2
   Jose Lima P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   James Mouton CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .296 .365 .661 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 27 3 6 2 6 5 35 .222 .364 .259 .623 127 74 0.097 1.55 0.931 -0.834 0.1 27 12
2B: D Bell (8, off B Tewksbury).
SH: C Holt 2 (6, 2 off B Tewksbury).
TB: D Bell 2; C Biggio 2; L Gonzalez; T Howard; P Listach.
GIDP: D Bell (2); T Howard (3).
RBI: T Howard (16); C Biggio (37).
2-out RBI: T Howard; C Biggio.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: L Gonzalez (M Lawton at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: C Biggio (9, 2nd base off B Tewksbury/T Steinbach).

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
Bob Tewksbury 6 6 2 2 2 2 0 3.27 23 75 46 30 2 14 8 11 6 0 52 0.074 1.18 1.0
Greg Swindell 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 4.09 7 29 19 9 3 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.193 1.48 1.0
Eddie Guardado, L (0-2) 0.1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3.71 2 8 3 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.002 2.02 -0.0
Mike Trombley 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.89 3 15 6 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 -0.367 4.29 -2.0
Team Totals 8.1 6 3 2 6 5 0 2.16 35 127 74 45 6 23 11 13 7 0 52 1 1 -0.098 1.55 -0.1

Houston Astros

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
Chris Holt 7 7 2 2 4 4 1 4.02 31 108 60 37 6 17 14 9 6 0 55 0.161 1.11 1.5
Jose Lima 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.59 6 17 14 5 7 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.178 1.60 0.8
Billy Wagner, W (3-3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 1 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.064 2.31 0.2
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 4 7 1 2.00 38 127 76 43 14 19 16 11 6 0 55 1 0 0.403 1.21 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: C Holt (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jeff Nelson, 1B - Dana DeMuth, 2B - Kerwin Danley, 3B - Gary Darling.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 28,218.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Houston Astros
1 Chuck Knoblauch 2B 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Matt Lawton RF 2 Thomas Howard CF
3 Paul Molitor 1B 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Terry Steinbach C 4 Luis Gonzalez LF
5 Ron Coomer 3B 5 Derek Bell RF
6 Marty Cordova LF 6 Bill Spiers 3B
7 Rich Becker CF 7 Brad Ausmus C
8 Pat Meares SS 8 Pat Listach SS
9 Bob Tewksbury P 9 Chris Holt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-2 1 123 2,(1-0)  R HOU P. Listach M. Trombley 17% 100% Reached on E2 (Bunt); Bell Scores/unER/No RBI; Berry to 3B; Ausmus to 2B; Listach to 1B
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR MIN M. Lawton C. Holt -16% 31% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Knoblauch Scores; Lawton Scores
b3 0-2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO HOU T. Howard B. Tewksbury -13% 27% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
b9 2-2 1 12- 7,(3-2)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Trombley 13% 83% Walk; Bell to 3B; Berry to 2B
b5 1-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  RO HOU T. Howard B. Tewksbury 11% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Biggio Scores; Howard out at 1B/LF-C-1B

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, Astros' Chris Holt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN C. Knoblauch C. Holt -4% 46% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR MIN M. Lawton C. Holt -16% 31% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Knoblauch Scores; Lawton Scores
t1 2-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN P. Molitor C. Holt 2% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t1 2-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach C. Holt 1% 34% Strikeout Looking
t1 2-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN R. Coomer C. Holt -1% 33% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Deep SS-2B)
t1 2-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN M. Cordova C. Holt -1% 31% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Coomer to 2B
t1 2-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O MIN R. Becker C. Holt 3% 35% Groundout: 1B-P (Deep 1B)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Biggio B. Tewksbury -2% 32% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU T. Howard B. Tewksbury -2% 31% Flyball: CF
b1 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell B. Tewksbury -1% 30% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Chris Holt facing 8-9-1
t2 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN P. Meares C. Holt -5% 25% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t2 2-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN B. Tewksbury C. Holt 5% 30% Fielder's Choice P; Meares out at 3B/P-3B; Tewksbury to 1B
t2 2-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN C. Knoblauch C. Holt -1% 28% Wild Pitch; Tewksbury to 2B
t2 2-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN C. Knoblauch C. Holt -1% 27% Walk
t2 2-0 1 12- 5,(3-1)  O MIN M. Lawton C. Holt 3% 30% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t2 2-0 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O MIN P. Molitor C. Holt 3% 34% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez B. Tewksbury -2% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b2 0-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU D. Bell B. Tewksbury 3% 34% Walk
b2 0-2 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O HOU B. Spiers B. Tewksbury -3% 31% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
b2 0-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus B. Tewksbury -2% 28% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Chris Holt facing 4-5-6
t3 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach C. Holt 2% 30% Flyball: CF
t3 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN R. Coomer C. Holt 1% 31% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Cordova C. Holt 1% 32% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU P. Listach B. Tewksbury 4% 37% Walk
b3 0-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Holt B. Tewksbury -2% 34% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Listach to 2B
b3 0-2 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  HOU C. Biggio B. Tewksbury 6% 40% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Listach to 3B
b3 0-2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO HOU T. Howard B. Tewksbury -13% 27% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Chris Holt facing 7-8-9
t4 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN R. Becker C. Holt 2% 28% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Meares C. Holt 1% 29% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN B. Tewksbury C. Holt 1% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell B. Tewksbury -3% 28% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez B. Tewksbury -2% 26% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b4 0-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU D. Bell B. Tewksbury 3% 28% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b4 0-2 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Spiers B. Tewksbury -4% 24% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Chris Holt facing 1-2-3
t5 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN C. Knoblauch C. Holt 2% 26% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t5 2-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  MIN M. Lawton C. Holt -2% 24% Walk
t5 2-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Molitor C. Holt 1% 25% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep 3B); Lawton out at 3B/LF-3B; Molitor to 2B/Adv on throw
t5 2-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach C. Holt 3% 28% Popfly: 1B (Deep 1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 7-8-9
b5 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus B. Tewksbury -3% 25% Flyball: RF
b5 0-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU P. Listach B. Tewksbury 4% 29% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b5 0-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Holt B. Tewksbury -3% 26% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Listach to 2B
b5 0-2 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R HOU C. Biggio B. Tewksbury 11% 37% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Listach Scores
b5 1-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU T. Howard B. Tewksbury 1% 39% Biggio Steals 2B
b5 1-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  RO HOU T. Howard B. Tewksbury 11% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Biggio Scores; Howard out at 1B/LF-C-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Chris Holt facing 5-6-7
t6 2-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN R. Coomer C. Holt 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t6 2-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cordova C. Holt 2% 56% Lineout: 3B
t6 2-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN R. Becker C. Holt -2% 54% Walk
t6 2-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN P. Meares C. Holt 4% 57% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 3-4-5
b6 2-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell B. Tewksbury -3% 54% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b6 2-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU L. Gonzalez B. Tewksbury 4% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b6 2-2 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO HOU D. Bell B. Tewksbury -8% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Chris Holt facing 9-1-2
Scott Stahoviak pinch hits for Bob Tewksbury (P) batting 9th
t7 2-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN S. Stahoviak C. Holt -6% 44% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t7 2-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Knoblauch C. Holt 6% 50% Lineout: RF
t7 2-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN M. Lawton C. Holt -3% 46% Stahoviak Steals 2B
t7 2-2 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Lawton C. Holt -3% 44% Walk
t7 2-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Molitor C. Holt 7% 51% Lineout: LF
t7 2-2 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O MIN T. Steinbach C. Holt 7% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Twins' Greg Swindell facing 6-7-8
Greg Swindell replaces Scott Stahoviak (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU B. Spiers G. Swindell -4% 55% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU B. Ausmus G. Swindell 4% 59% Walk
b7 2-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU P. Listach G. Swindell -5% 54% Strikeout Looking
Ray Montgomery pinch hits for Chris Holt (P) batting 9th
b7 2-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Montgomery G. Swindell -4% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Jose Lima facing 5-6-7
Jose Lima replaces Ray Montgomery (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN R. Coomer J. Lima 5% 55% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Cordova J. Lima 3% 58% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN R. Becker J. Lima 2% 61% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Twins' Greg Swindell facing 1-2-3
b8 2-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio G. Swindell -5% 56% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 2-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU T. Howard G. Swindell -3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell G. Swindell -3% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Jose Lima facing 8-9-1
t9 2-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN P. Meares J. Lima 6% 56% Strikeout Swinging
Roberto Kelly pinch hits for Greg Swindell (P) batting 9th
t9 2-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN R. Kelly J. Lima 4% 60% Flyball: RF
t9 2-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN C. Knoblauch J. Lima -3% 57% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
Billy Wagner replaces Thomas Howard (CF) pitching and batting 2nd
James Mouton replaces Jose Lima (P) playing CF batting 9th
Greg Colbrunn pinch hits for Matt Lawton (RF) batting 2nd
t9 2-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN G. Colbrunn B. Wagner 6% 64% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Twins' Eddie Guardado facing 4-5-6
Eddie Guardado replaces Greg Colbrunn (PH) pitching and batting 2nd
Darrin Jackson replaces Roberto Kelly (PH) playing CF batting 9th
Rich Becker moves from CF to RF
b9 2-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez E. Guardado -6% 58% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b9 2-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU D. Bell E. Guardado 5% 63% Walk
Mike Trombley replaces Eddie Guardado pitching and batting 2nd
Sean Berry pinch hits for Bill Spiers (3B) batting 6th
b9 2-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU S. Berry M. Trombley 7% 71% Walk; Bell to 2B
b9 2-2 1 12- 7,(3-2)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Trombley 13% 83% Walk; Bell to 3B; Berry to 2B
b9 2-2 1 123 2,(1-0)  R HOU P. Listach M. Trombley 17% 100% Reached on E2 (Bunt); Bell Scores/unER/No RBI; Berry to 3B; Ausmus to 2B; Listach to 1B
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Twins 2, Astros 3.

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