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SEA
@BOS
7
8
TBD
@CHW
4
1
ANA
@CLE
12
1
BAL
@DET
6
3
MIN
@KCR
7
2
OAK
@NYY
5
7
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@TEX
1
3
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@COL
10
4
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@LAD
6
7
 
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@MIL
6
4
CHC
@MON
1
4
ATL
@PHI
3
2
FLA
@PIT
3
7
ARI
@SDP
2
4
STL
@SFG
1
2
Sunday, April 12, 1998, 1:05
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 11,875, Time of Game: 2:47
Twins
7
6-5
 Won 2 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Royals
2
4-7
 Lost 2 
4th, 4½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  1   0  0  2   3  0  1    7 12  2
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  0    2  8  1

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 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .167 .211 .167 .377 8 8 -0.083 0.78 0.007 -0.090 -0.9 1 0
Matt Lawton RF 2 1 0 0 3 0 5 .138 .375 .310 .685 18 5 0.130 0.65 0.146 -0.016 1.8 2 0
Paul Molitor DH 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .318 .380 .477 .857 14 9 0.097 0.66 0.133 -0.036 1.4 2B
David Ortiz 1B 5 0 1 2 0 1 5 .344 .400 .563 .963 23 15 -0.022 0.70 0.042 -0.064 -1.5 8 0 2B,GDP
Marty Cordova LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .273 .442 .424 .866 18 11 -0.050 0.48 0.000 -0.050 -0.8 4 0
Todd Walker 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .308 .375 .423 .798 15 9 0.008 0.32 0.027 -0.019 0.3 2 4 2B
Ron Coomer 3B 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .333 .350 .513 .863 9 7 0.090 0.76 0.124 -0.034 1.4 1 1 HR
Terry Steinbach C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .231 .375 .269 .644 8 6 0.001 0.81 0.055 -0.054 -0.9 5 0 GDP
Pat Meares SS 3 3 2 2 1 0 4 .405 .457 .703 1.159 17 8 -0.014 0.73 0.093 -0.107 1.1 4 1 2·HR,GDP
Bob Tewksbury P 0 1
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
   Mike Trombley P 0 0
   Rick Aguilera P 0 0
Team Totals 36 7 12 6 4 4 40 .333 .400 .667 1.067 130 78 0.157 0.66 0.627 -0.470 1.9 27 7
2B: T Walker (3, off H Pichardo); P Molitor (2, off H Pichardo); D Ortiz (4, off H Pichardo).
HR: R Coomer (1, off H Pichardo, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); P Meares 2 (2, 1 off J Pittsley, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF, 1 off H Pichardo, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
TB: P Meares 8; R Coomer 6; P Molitor 3; T Walker 3; D Ortiz 2; T Steinbach; O Nixon.
GIDP: P Meares (1); T Steinbach (2); D Ortiz (1).
RBI: D Ortiz 2 (9); P Meares 2 (10); P Molitor (10); R Coomer (6).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
E: M Cordova (2); B Tewksbury (1).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Damon CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .333 .404 .467 .871 17 11 -0.162 1.29 0.011 -0.172 -1.2 4 1
Jose Offerman 2B 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .354 .360 .458 .818 17 13 -0.144 1.11 0.000 -0.144 -1.8 2 6
Hal Morris LF 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .325 .357 .425 .782 13 8 -0.054 0.77 0.032 -0.086 -0.5 1 0 2B
Dean Palmer 3B 5 1 2 0 0 2 5 .378 .404 .733 1.138 20 13 0.032 0.88 0.101 -0.069 -0.6 1 1 2B,SB
Jeff King 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .282 .349 .436 .785 8 7 -0.008 0.98 0.102 -0.109 0.0 11 0
Terry Pendleton DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .200 .243 .286 .529 14 6 -0.108 1.07 0.008 -0.115 -0.8
Larry Sutton RF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .125 .179 .167 .345 18 9 -0.038 0.68 0.022 -0.060 -0.2 1 0
Mike Sweeney C 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .192 .276 .192 .468 14 7 0.068 0.76 0.093 -0.026 1.4 4 0
Felix Martinez SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .083 .154 .125 .279 5 5 0.069 1.12 0.103 -0.034 0.6 3 3 SB,SH
Hipolito Pichardo P 0 2
   Matt Whisenant P 0 0
   Jim Pittsley P 0 2
Team Totals 36 2 8 1 3 5 40 .222 .282 .278 .560 126 79 -0.345 0.97 0.472 -0.815 -3.1 27 15
2B: H Morris (2, off B Tewksbury); D Palmer (4, off B Tewksbury).
SH: F Martinez (1, off B Tewksbury).
TB: H Morris 3; D Palmer 3; M Sweeney 2; F Martinez; J Damon.
RBI: F Martinez (1).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 3. F Martinez-J Offerman-J King; H Pichardo-F Martinez-J King; D Palmer-J Offerman-J King.
E: J Offerman (4).
Outfield Assists: J Damon (D Ortiz at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: D Palmer (4, 3rd base off B Tewksbury/T Steinbach); F Martinez (1, 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, W (2-1) 6 4 2 1 1 0 0 2.37 25 72 48 34 7 7 9 15 9 0 57 0.273 1.07 2.0
Eddie Guardado 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1.93 5 20 11 6 2 3 0 2 1 0 1 1 0.027 1.55 -0.0
Mike Trombley 1.2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 9 28 16 8 4 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.026 0.40 0.3
Rick Aguilera, S (2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.40 1 6 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.018 0.60 0.8
Team Totals 9 8 2 1 3 5 0 1.00 40 126 79 51 13 15 12 20 11 0 57 4 1 0.344 0.97 3.1
B Tewksbury faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

Kansas City Royals

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
Hipolito Pichardo, L (0-1) 6.1 7 5 4 2 2 2 2.70 27 84 49 34 7 8 10 13 3 0 41 -0.130 0.89 -1.3
Matt Whisenant 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 13.50 4 14 8 3 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 -0.028 0.32 -0.7
Jim Pittsley 2 3 1 1 1 2 1 6.75 9 32 21 14 3 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0.003 0.12 0.1
Team Totals 9 12 7 6 4 4 3 6.00 40 130 78 51 13 14 17 15 4 0 41 0 0 -0.155 0.66 -1.9
Balks: None.
WP: M Trombley (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rocky Roe, 1B - Durwood Merrill, 2B - Dale Scott, 3B - Dave Phillips.
Time of Game: 2:47.
Attendance: 11,875.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 63° F, Wind 30mph from Right to Left, Overcast, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Otis Nixon CF 1 Johnny Damon CF
2 Matt Lawton RF 2 Jose Offerman 2B
3 Paul Molitor DH 3 Hal Morris LF
4 David Ortiz 1B 4 Dean Palmer 3B
5 Marty Cordova LF 5 Jeff King 1B
6 Todd Walker 2B 6 Terry Pendleton DH
7 Ron Coomer 3B 7 Larry Sutton RF
8 Terry Steinbach C 8 Mike Sweeney C
9 Pat Meares SS 9 Felix Martinez SS
Bob Tewksbury P Hipolito Pichardo P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN P. Molitor H. Pichardo 11% 79% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru LF Line); Lawton to 3B
t5 1-0 0 12- 3,(0-2)  OO MIN P. Meares H. Pichardo -11% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B; Coomer to 3B
b6 0-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R KCR J. King B. Tewksbury -10% 75% Reached on E7 (Line Drive); Palmer Scores/No RBI/unER; King to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R MIN M. Lawton H. Pichardo 10% 58% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Meares Scores/No RBI/unER
t7 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R MIN R. Coomer H. Pichardo 8% 88% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)

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, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN O. Nixon H. Pichardo -2% 48% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Lawton H. Pichardo -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O MIN P. Molitor H. Pichardo -1% 45% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Damon B. Tewksbury 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Offerman B. Tewksbury 2% 49% Lineout: SS
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR H. Morris B. Tewksbury -2% 47% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b1 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Palmer B. Tewksbury 3% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz H. Pichardo -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Cordova H. Pichardo -2% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN T. Walker H. Pichardo 2% 48% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t2 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN R. Coomer H. Pichardo -3% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. King B. Tewksbury 2% 47% Popfly: SS
b2 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR T. Pendleton B. Tewksbury 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR L. Sutton B. Tewksbury 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach H. Pichardo -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN P. Meares H. Pichardo 3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN O. Nixon H. Pichardo -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Meares to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R MIN M. Lawton H. Pichardo 10% 58% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Meares Scores/No RBI/unER
t3 1-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN P. Molitor H. Pichardo -2% 55% Flyball: CF
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Sweeney B. Tewksbury -4% 51% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
b3 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-1)  O KCR F. Martinez B. Tewksbury 2% 53% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Sweeney to 2B
b3 0-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Damon B. Tewksbury 4% 58% Flyball: LF
b3 0-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman B. Tewksbury 4% 61% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz H. Pichardo -2% 59% Flyball: LF
t4 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cordova H. Pichardo -2% 57% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Walker H. Pichardo -1% 56% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 3-4-5
b4 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR H. Morris B. Tewksbury 3% 59% Groundout: P-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR D. Palmer B. Tewksbury -5% 54% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b4 0-1 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. King B. Tewksbury -3% 51% Palmer Steals 3B
b4 0-1 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. King B. Tewksbury 7% 58% Popfly: 1B
b4 0-1 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O KCR T. Pendleton B. Tewksbury 5% 63% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 7-8-9
t5 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN R. Coomer H. Pichardo 4% 67% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Deep 2B)
t5 1-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN T. Steinbach H. Pichardo 5% 72% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Coomer to 2B
t5 1-0 0 12- 3,(0-2)  OO MIN P. Meares H. Pichardo -11% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B; Coomer to 3B
t5 1-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O MIN O. Nixon H. Pichardo -4% 57% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 7-8-9
b5 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR L. Sutton B. Tewksbury 4% 61% Lineout: RF
b5 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney B. Tewksbury 3% 63% Lineout: SS
b5 0-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR F. Martinez B. Tewksbury -2% 61% Reached on E1 (throw) (Ground Ball)
b5 0-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Damon B. Tewksbury -1% 60% Martinez Steals 2B
b5 0-1 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Damon B. Tewksbury 5% 65% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 2-3-4
t6 1-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Lawton H. Pichardo 4% 69% Walk
t6 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN P. Molitor H. Pichardo 11% 79% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru LF Line); Lawton to 3B
t6 1-0 0 -23 4,(2-1)  RRO MIN D. Ortiz H. Pichardo 4% 84% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Lawton Scores; Molitor Scores; Ortiz out at 3B/CF-2B-3B
t6 3-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cordova H. Pichardo -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Walker H. Pichardo -1% 82% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 2-3-4
b6 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Offerman B. Tewksbury 3% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR H. Morris B. Tewksbury 2% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR D. Palmer B. Tewksbury -2% 85% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b6 0-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R KCR J. King B. Tewksbury -10% 75% Reached on E7 (Line Drive); Palmer Scores/No RBI/unER; King to 2B
b6 1-3 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Pendleton B. Tewksbury 5% 80% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 7-8-9
t7 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R MIN R. Coomer H. Pichardo 8% 88% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t7 4-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN T. Steinbach H. Pichardo -1% 87% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t7 4-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  R MIN P. Meares H. Pichardo 5% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
Matt Whisenant replaces Hipolito Pichardo pitching
t7 5-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN O. Nixon M. Whisenant 1% 93% Single (Ground Ball)
t7 5-1 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Lawton M. Whisenant 1% 94% Walk; Nixon to 2B
t7 5-1 1 12- 4,(1-2)  R MIN P. Molitor M. Whisenant 3% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Deep SS-2B); Nixon Scores; Lawton to 2B
t7 6-1 1 12- 4,(1-2)  OO MIN D. Ortiz M. Whisenant -1% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 7-8-9
b7 1-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR L. Sutton B. Tewksbury -2% 93% Walk
Eddie Guardado replaces Bob Tewksbury pitching
b7 1-6 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Sweeney E. Guardado -4% 89% Walk; Sutton to 2B
b7 1-6 0 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR F. Martinez E. Guardado -7% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive); Sutton Scores; Sweeney to 2B
b7 2-6 0 12- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Damon E. Guardado 6% 88% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
b7 2-6 1 12- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman E. Guardado 4% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-6 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR H. Morris E. Guardado 3% 96% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-2, Royals' Jim Pittsley facing 5-6-7
Jim Pittsley replaces Matt Whisenant pitching
t8 6-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cordova J. Pittsley -0% 95% Strikeout Looking
t8 6-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Walker J. Pittsley 0% 96% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Deep 2B-1B)
t8 6-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN R. Coomer J. Pittsley 1% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Walker to 2B
t8 6-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO MIN T. Steinbach J. Pittsley -2% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Twins' Mike Trombley facing 4-5-6
Mike Trombley replaces Eddie Guardado pitching
b8 2-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. Palmer M. Trombley 2% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. King M. Trombley 1% 98% Foul Flyball: 3B (Deep 3B)
b8 2-6 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR T. Pendleton M. Trombley -1% 97% Walk
b8 2-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR L. Sutton M. Trombley 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-2, Royals' Jim Pittsley facing 9-1-2
t9 6-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R MIN P. Meares J. Pittsley 1% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t9 7-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN O. Nixon J. Pittsley -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
t9 7-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN M. Lawton J. Pittsley 0% 99% Walk
t9 7-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Molitor J. Pittsley -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 7-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz J. Pittsley -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 7, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-7, Twins' Mike Trombley facing 8-9-1
b9 2-7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR M. Sweeney M. Trombley -1% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Deep SS-2B)
b9 2-7 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR F. Martinez M. Trombley 1% 99% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b9 2-7 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Damon M. Trombley -1% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive); Sweeney to 2B
b9 2-7 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Offerman M. Trombley 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Sweeney to 3B; Damon to 2B
b9 2-7 2 -23 1,(0-0)  KCR H. Morris M. Trombley -1% 98% Single to C/Bunt; Sweeney stays at 3B; Damon stays at 2B
Rick Aguilera replaces Mike Trombley pitching
b9 2-7 2 123 6,(2-2)  O KCR D. Palmer R. Aguilera 2% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 7, Royals 2.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • 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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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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