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Standings
LAD
@ANA
4
6
NYM
@BAL
6
3
PHI
@BOS
3
2
ATL
@NYY
7
2
SFG
@OAK
4
2
SDP
@SEA
3
5
FLA
@TBD
4
6
ARI
@TEX
5
16
MON
@TOR
2
3
CLE
@CHC
5
4
KCR
@CIN
6
4
MIN
@HOU
0
9
COL
@MIL
5
7
CHW
@PIT
5
4
DET
@STL
8
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Tuesday, June 23, 1998, 12:36
, Astrodome
Attendance: 27,157, Time of Game: 2:49
Twins
0
36-39
 Lost 1 
2nd, 7½ GB
at Astros
9
47-29
 Won 1 
1st
L: Bob Tewksbury (4-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  0
Astros          3  2  2   2  0  0   0  0  X    9 13  0

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 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .257 .327 .295 .622 11 7 0.030 0.37 0.036 -0.006 0.0 1 0
   Scott Stahoviak RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1 0 0
Matt Lawton RF-CF 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .260 .365 .429 .794 16 11 -0.039 0.42 0.000 -0.040 -0.1 2 0 2B
Marty Cordova LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .289 .366 .443 .809 17 10 -0.018 0.43 0.009 -0.028 0.2 0 0 2B
   Alex Ochoa LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .246 .279 .358 .637 3 2 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.4 1 0
Orlando Merced 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .283 .333 .428 .761 15 11 -0.031 0.28 0.000 -0.031 -1.2 10 0
Ron Coomer 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .260 .293 .439 .732 17 9 -0.027 0.27 0.000 -0.027 -0.7 0 1
Todd Walker 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .348 .388 .530 .918 18 14 -0.016 0.16 0.000 -0.016 -1.0 2 3
Pat Meares SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .251 .291 .373 .663 8 6 -0.010 0.12 0.000 -0.010 -0.4 1 3
   Dan Naulty P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Javier Valentin C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .221 .253 .326 .578 13 9 -0.013 0.18 0.001 -0.013 -0.3 7 0
Bob Tewksbury P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Dan Serafini P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 3 -0.008 0.33 0.000 -0.008 -0.2 0 0
   Brent Gates PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .216 .297 .288 .585 4 3 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Denny Hocking SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .156 .247 .182 .429 2 2 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 3
Team Totals 32 0 5 0 1 8 33 .156 .182 .219 .401 132 90 -0.133 0.25 0.046 -0.180 -4.5 24 11
2B: M Cordova (10, off S Reynolds); M Lawton (18, off C Nitkowski).
TB: M Cordova 3; M Lawton 2; O Nixon; J Valentin.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Hocking-T Walker-O Merced; P Meares-T Walker-O Merced.

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 3 2 3 2 0 0 3 .325 .404 .524 .928 8 5 0.091 0.64 0.091 0.000 2.5 0 3 2B
   Sean Berry 3B 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .230 .338 .393 .730 18 11 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 0.1 0 1
Bill Spiers 3B-2B 4 0 2 1 1 1 5 .286 .391 .429 .819 21 10 0.030 0.48 0.063 -0.033 1.3 1 4
Derek Bell RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .322 .360 .488 .848 20 10 0.034 0.40 0.063 -0.029 -1.6 3 0 GDP
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 2 2 3 1 0 4 .279 .414 .509 .923 20 11 0.178 0.64 0.179 0.000 2.7 8 1 2B
   J.R. Phillips 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .302 .250 .552 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
Dave Clark LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .111 .233 .127 .360 18 9 -0.031 0.35 0.003 -0.034 -0.3 0 0
Carl Everett CF 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .346 .425 .560 .985 12 8 0.098 0.34 0.098 0.000 3.0 2 0 2B,SB
Tony Eusebio C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .260 .337 .312 .649 15 12 -0.008 0.25 0.011 -0.019 -0.6 9 0 SB,GDP
Tim Bogar SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .153 .226 .224 .449 18 11 -0.022 0.18 0.000 -0.022 -1.0 0 4
Shane Reynolds P 3 1 1 0 0 2 3 .140 .140 .186 .326 14 9 -0.005 0.23 0.013 -0.018 -0.8 1 0
   C.J. Nitkowski P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 35 9 13 8 4 7 39 .371 .436 .457 .893 167 99 0.365 0.36 0.521 -0.155 5.0 27 13
2B: J Bagwell (15, off B Tewksbury); C Everett (18, off B Tewksbury); C Biggio (24, off D Serafini).
TB: C Biggio 4; C Everett 4; J Bagwell 3; B Spiers 2; T Eusebio; S Reynolds; D Bell.
GIDP: D Bell (9); T Eusebio (3).
RBI: J Bagwell 3 (40); C Everett 2 (41); C Biggio 2 (41); B Spiers (25).
2-out RBI: C Biggio 2; C Everett; J Bagwell.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 6 for 15.
Baserunning
SB: T Eusebio (1, 2nd base off D Serafini/J Valentin); C Everett (8, 3rd base off D Serafini/J Valentin).

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, L (4-9) 1.2 8 5 5 0 0 0 4.72 13 45 27 17 2 8 8 5 1 0 19 -0.331 0.88 -4.5
Dan Serafini 2.1 4 4 4 3 2 0 5.93 13 60 33 19 5 9 3 5 4 0 2 0 -0.035 0.21 -2.5
Eddie Guardado 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.51 6 32 18 11 3 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 1.0
Dan Naulty 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.26 7 30 21 12 5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 1.0
Team Totals 8 13 9 9 4 7 0 10.12 39 167 99 59 15 25 16 12 5 0 19 2 0 -0.365 0.36 -5.0

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
Shane Reynolds, W (8-5) 7 4 0 0 0 6 0 3.42 25 97 68 35 8 25 15 4 1 0 75 0.134 0.33 3.5
C.J. Nitkowski 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.14 8 35 22 14 4 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 1.0
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 1 8 0 0.00 33 132 90 49 12 29 17 7 3 0 75 0 0 0.135 0.25 4.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Charlie Williams, 1B - Ed Rapuano, 2B - Bruce Dreckman, 3B - Frank Pulli.
Time of Game: 2:49.
Attendance: 27,157.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Houston Astros
1 Otis Nixon CF 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Matt Lawton RF 2 Bill Spiers 3B
3 Marty Cordova LF 3 Derek Bell RF
4 Orlando Merced 1B 4 Jeff Bagwell 1B
5 Ron Coomer 3B 5 Dave Clark LF
6 Todd Walker 2B 6 Carl Everett CF
7 Pat Meares SS 7 Tony Eusebio C
8 Javier Valentin C 8 Tim Bogar SS
9 Bob Tewksbury P 9 Shane Reynolds P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  RR HOU J. Bagwell B. Tewksbury 14% 75% Double to 3B (Ground Ball); Biggio Scores; Bell Scores
b1 2-0 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R HOU C. Everett B. Tewksbury 7% 80% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Bagwell Scores
b1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU D. Bell B. Tewksbury 6% 61% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Biggio to 3B
b2 3-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R HOU B. Spiers B. Tewksbury 6% 91% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Reynolds Scores; Biggio to 3B
b2 4-0 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  R HOU J. Bagwell B. Tewksbury 4% 92% Single to 2B (Pop Fly to Deep 2B-1B); Biggio Scores; Spiers 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, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN O. Nixon S. Reynolds -4% 46% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Lawton S. Reynolds 3% 50% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN M. Cordova S. Reynolds 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN O. Merced S. Reynolds 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU C. Biggio B. Tewksbury 4% 58% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  O HOU B. Spiers B. Tewksbury -3% 55% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU D. Bell B. Tewksbury 6% 61% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Biggio to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  RR HOU J. Bagwell B. Tewksbury 14% 75% Double to 3B (Ground Ball); Biggio Scores; Bell Scores
b1 2-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU D. Clark B. Tewksbury -2% 73% Groundout: P-1B; Bagwell to 3B
b1 2-0 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R HOU C. Everett B. Tewksbury 7% 80% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Bagwell Scores
b1 3-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Eusebio B. Tewksbury -2% 78% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 5-6-7
t2 0-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN R. Coomer S. Reynolds 2% 80% Flyball: CF
t2 0-3 1 --- 5,(0-2)  O MIN T. Walker S. Reynolds 1% 82% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN P. Meares S. Reynolds 1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 8-9-1
b2 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU T. Bogar B. Tewksbury -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b2 3-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU S. Reynolds B. Tewksbury 1% 83% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 3-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Biggio B. Tewksbury 2% 84% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Reynolds to 2B
b2 3-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R HOU B. Spiers B. Tewksbury 6% 91% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Reynolds Scores; Biggio to 3B
b2 4-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  O HOU D. Bell B. Tewksbury -2% 88% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B-C Foul)
b2 4-0 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  R HOU J. Bagwell B. Tewksbury 4% 92% Single to 2B (Pop Fly to Deep 2B-1B); Biggio Scores; Spiers to 3B
Dan Serafini replaces Bob Tewksbury pitching and batting 9th
b2 5-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Clark D. Serafini -1% 91% Lineout: SS (Weak SS-2B)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Astros 5.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 8-9-1
t3 0-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Valentin S. Reynolds 1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
t3 0-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Serafini S. Reynolds 1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN O. Nixon S. Reynolds 0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-0, Twins' Dan Serafini facing 6-7-8
b3 5-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU C. Everett D. Serafini 1% 94% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
b3 5-0 0 1-- 8,(1-2)  HOU T. Eusebio D. Serafini 1% 95% Single to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Everett to 2B
b3 5-0 0 12- 3,(2-0)  HOU T. Bogar D. Serafini 1% 96% Everett Steals 3B; Eusebio Steals 2B
b3 5-0 0 -23 6,(3-2)  O HOU T. Bogar D. Serafini -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b3 5-0 1 -23 6,(2-2)  O HOU S. Reynolds D. Serafini -2% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b3 5-0 2 -23 4,(2-1)  RR HOU C. Biggio D. Serafini 4% 97% Double to RF (Line Drive); Everett Scores; Eusebio Scores
b3 7-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU B. Spiers D. Serafini 0% 98% Walk
b3 7-0 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O HOU D. Bell D. Serafini -0% 97% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Astros 7.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-7, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 2-3-4
t4 0-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Lawton S. Reynolds 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-7 1 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN M. Cordova S. Reynolds -1% 97% Double to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t4 0-7 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O MIN O. Merced S. Reynolds 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-7 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Coomer S. Reynolds 1% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-0, Twins' Dan Serafini facing 4-5-6
b4 7-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell D. Serafini 0% 98% Walk
b4 7-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU D. Clark D. Serafini 0% 99% Walk; Bagwell to 2B
b4 7-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  R HOU C. Everett D. Serafini 1% 99% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Bagwell Scores; Clark to 3B
b4 8-0 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  ROO HOU T. Eusebio D. Serafini -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Clark Scores/No RBI
b4 9-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Bogar D. Serafini -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Astros 9.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-9, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 6-7-8
Bill Spiers moves from 3B to 2B
Sean Berry replaces Craig Biggio (2B) playing 3B batting 1st
t5 0-9 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN T. Walker S. Reynolds 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
t5 0-9 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Meares S. Reynolds 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t5 0-9 2 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN J. Valentin S. Reynolds -0% 100% Single to C (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line)
Brent Gates pinch hits for Dan Serafini (P) batting 9th
t5 0-9 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Gates S. Reynolds 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Astros 9.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 9-0, Twins' Eddie Guardado facing 9-1-2
Eddie Guardado replaces Brent Gates (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 9-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU S. Reynolds E. Guardado -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b5 9-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU S. Berry E. Guardado -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b5 9-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Spiers E. Guardado -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Astros 9.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-9, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 1-2-3
t6 0-9 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN O. Nixon S. Reynolds 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t6 0-9 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Lawton S. Reynolds 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t6 0-9 2 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN M. Cordova S. Reynolds -0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 0-9 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN O. Merced S. Reynolds 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Astros 9.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 9-0, Twins' Eddie Guardado facing 3-4-5
Alex Ochoa replaces Marty Cordova playing LF batting 3rd
Matt Lawton moves from RF to CF
Scott Stahoviak replaces Otis Nixon (CF) playing RF batting 1st
b6 9-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU D. Bell E. Guardado -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b6 9-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell E. Guardado -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b6 9-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU D. Clark E. Guardado -0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Astros 9.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-9, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 5-6-7
J.R. Phillips replaces Jeff Bagwell playing 1B batting 4th
t7 0-9 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN R. Coomer S. Reynolds 0% 100% Lineout: RF
t7 0-9 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Walker S. Reynolds 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 0-9 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN P. Meares S. Reynolds 0% 100% Foul Popfly: C (3B-C Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Astros 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 9-0, Twins' Dan Naulty facing 6-7-8
Dan Naulty replaces Pat Meares (SS) pitching and batting 7th
Denny Hocking replaces Eddie Guardado (P) playing SS batting 9th
b7 9-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Everett D. Naulty -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b7 9-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Eusebio D. Naulty 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 9-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU T. Bogar D. Naulty -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Astros 9.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-9, Astros' C.J. Nitkowski facing 8-9-1
C.J. Nitkowski replaces Shane Reynolds pitching and batting 9th
t8 0-9 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN J. Valentin C. Nitkowski 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t8 0-9 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Hocking C. Nitkowski 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 0-9 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN S. Stahoviak C. Nitkowski 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Astros 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 9-0, Twins' Dan Naulty facing 9-1-2
b8 9-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Nitkowski D. Naulty -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 9-0 1 --- 11,(3-2)  HOU S. Berry D. Naulty 0% 100% Walk
b8 9-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU B. Spiers D. Naulty 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Berry to 2B
b8 9-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU D. Bell D. Naulty -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Astros 9.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-9, Astros' C.J. Nitkowski facing 2-3-4
t9 0-9 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN M. Lawton C. Nitkowski -0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
t9 0-9 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN A. Ochoa C. Nitkowski 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t9 0-9 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN O. Merced C. Nitkowski 0% 100% Lineout: CF
t9 0-9 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  MIN R. Coomer C. Nitkowski -0% 100% Walk
t9 0-9 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O MIN T. Walker C. Nitkowski 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Astros 9.

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  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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