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Standings
KCA
@MIN
2
6
LAA
@WSA
5
1
PHI
@CHC
2
9
STL
@LAD
5
0
PIT
@MLN
3
8
Monday, August 14, 1961,
, Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 13,305, Time of Game: 1:58
Athletics
2
42-74
 Lost 5 
10th, 35 GB
at Twins
6
50-67
 Won 2 
8th, 27½ GB
W: Jim Kaat (5-12)
L: Jerry Walker (5-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    2  7  2
Twins           1  0  4   0  1  0   0  0  X    6  8  1

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Del Greco CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .228 .301 .311 .612 -0.029 0.54 0.014 -0.044 -0.6 2 0
Jerry Lumpe 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .277 .330 .364 .694 -0.032 0.50 0.015 -0.047 -0.3 1 3
Dick Howser SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .269 .382 .346 .728 -0.043 0.42 0.000 -0.043 -0.8 1 2
Leo Posada LF 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .257 .327 .381 .708 0.031 0.46 0.049 -0.018 0.4 7 0
Haywood Sullivan 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .277 .364 .401 .764 -0.055 0.64 0.000 -0.055 -1.4 6 1 GDP
Deron Johnson RF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .167 .219 .325 .544 0.003 0.52 0.041 -0.037 1.3 2 0 HR
Joe Pignatano C 3 1 1 1 0 1 4 .262 .359 .390 .750 -0.017 0.65 0.038 -0.055 0.7 2 1 HR,HBP
Wayne Causey 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .279 .329 .395 .723 -0.068 0.72 0.008 -0.075 -1.3 2 1 GDP
Jerry Walker P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .227 .244 .250 .494 -0.032 0.60 0.000 -0.032 -0.5 0 1
   Ed Rakow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .105 .143 .105 .248 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gordon MacKenzie PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.013 0.43 0.000 -0.013 -0.2
   Bill Fischer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Team Totals 33 2 7 2 1 4 35 .212 .257 .394 .651 -0.255 0.56 0.165 -0.419 -2.8 24 10
HR: D Johnson (4, off J Kaat, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF); J Pignatano (4, off J Kaat, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
HBP: J Pignatano (3, by J Kaat).
TB: D Johnson 6; J Pignatano 4; B Del Greco; L Posada; W Causey.
GIDP: W Causey (4); H Sullivan (4).
RBI: D Johnson (13); J Pignatano (20).
2-out RBI: D Johnson; J Pignatano.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
E: J Lumpe (14); W Causey (12).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lenny Green CF-LF 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .304 .405 .422 .827 -0.080 0.71 0.000 -0.080 -1.6 1 0
Billy Martin 2B 4 2 2 3 0 0 4 .227 .250 .340 .590 0.168 0.65 0.187 -0.019 2.3 4 2 HR
Harmon Killebrew 1B 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .305 .412 .636 1.048 0.120 0.24 0.122 -0.002 2.1 10 1 HR
Bob Allison RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .237 .358 .469 .827 -0.027 0.29 0.002 -0.028 -1.0 2 0
Jim Lemon LF 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .253 .329 .422 .751 -0.012 0.38 0.012 -0.024 -0.3 3 0
   Ted Lepcio 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .242 .413 .655 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Earl Battey C 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .300 .372 .471 .843 0.011 0.33 0.029 -0.018 -0.1 4 0 2B
Bill Tuttle 3B-CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .232 .303 .315 .617 -0.017 0.17 0.000 -0.017 -0.8 0 1
Zoilo Versalles SS 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .281 .322 .391 .713 0.044 0.27 0.044 0.000 1.3 2 6 2B
Jim Kaat P 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .256 .319 .326 .645 0.038 0.42 0.047 -0.010 -0.3 1 4
Team Totals 33 6 8 6 3 2 36 .242 .306 .485 .790 0.245 0.38 0.443 -0.198 1.7 27 14
2B: E Battey (19, off J Walker); Z Versalles (21, off B Fischer).
HR: H Killebrew (34, off J Walker, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF); B Martin (3, off J Walker, 3rd inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
TB: H Killebrew 5; B Martin 5; Z Versalles 4; E Battey 2.
RBI: B Martin 3 (24); H Killebrew (89); E Battey (39); J Lemon (44).
2-out RBI: E Battey; H Killebrew.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. H Killebrew-Z Versalles-J Kaat; J Kaat-B Martin-H Killebrew.
E: Z Versalles (17).

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jerry Walker, L (5-9) 4 6 6 4 2 1 2 5.22 21 29 -0.264 0.58 -4.2
Ed Rakow 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.08 7 2 1 0.009 0.13 1.4
Bill Fischer 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.44 8 0 0 0.011 0.07 1.1
Team Totals 8 8 6 4 3 2 2 4.50 36 29 2 1 -0.244 0.38 -1.7
J Walker faced 2 batters in the 5th inning.

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Kaat, W (5-12) 9 7 2 2 1 4 2 4.11 35 68 0.256 0.56 2.8
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 1 4 2 2.00 35 68 0.256 0.56 2.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Kaat (10; J Pignatano).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Harry Schwarts, 1B - Larry Napp, 2B - Johnny Stevens, 3B - John Rice.
Time of Game: 1:58.
Attendance: 13,305.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 83° F, Wind 12mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Athletics         Minnesota Twins
1 Bobby Del Greco CF 1 Lenny Green CF
2 Jerry Lumpe 2B 2 Billy Martin 2B
3 Dick Howser SS 3 Harmon Killebrew 1B
4 Leo Posada LF 4 Bob Allison RF
5 Haywood Sullivan 1B 5 Jim Lemon LF
6 Deron Johnson RF 6 Earl Battey C
7 Joe Pignatano C 7 Bill Tuttle 3B
8 Wayne Causey 3B 8 Zoilo Versalles SS
9 Jerry Walker P 9 Jim Kaat P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-0 1 12- RRR MIN B. Martin J. Walker 18% 88% Home Run (Deep LF); Kaat Scores/unER; Green Scores
b1 0-0 2 --- R MIN H. Killebrew J. Walker 10% 61% Home Run (Deep LF)
b3 1-0 0 1-- MIN J. Kaat J. Walker 5% 75% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Versalles to 2B
b3 1-0 0 12- O MIN L. Green J. Walker -5% 70% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Kaat to 2B; Green to 1B
t2 0-1 0 --- KCA L. Posada J. Kaat -4% 56% Walk

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCA B. Del Greco J. Kaat 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCA J. Lumpe J. Kaat 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCA D. Howser J. Kaat 1% 55% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Jerry Walker facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O MIN L. Green J. Walker -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O MIN B. Martin J. Walker -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- R MIN H. Killebrew J. Walker 10% 61% Home Run (Deep LF)
b1 1-0 2 --- O MIN B. Allison J. Walker -1% 60% Foul Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- KCA L. Posada J. Kaat -4% 56% Walk
t2 0-1 0 1-- O KCA H. Sullivan J. Kaat 2% 58% Groundout: P-1B; Posada to 2B
t2 0-1 1 -2- O KCA D. Johnson J. Kaat 4% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 2 -2- O KCA J. Pignatano J. Kaat 3% 65% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Jerry Walker facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- O MIN J. Lemon J. Walker -2% 63% Flyball: RF
b2 1-0 1 --- O MIN E. Battey J. Walker -1% 62% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 --- O MIN B. Tuttle J. Walker -1% 61% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O KCA W. Causey J. Kaat 3% 64% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- O KCA J. Walker J. Kaat 2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- KCA B. Del Greco J. Kaat -1% 64% Single to SS
t3 0-1 2 1-- O KCA J. Lumpe J. Kaat 3% 67% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Jerry Walker facing 8-9-1
b3 1-0 0 --- MIN Z. Versalles J. Walker 3% 70% Single to LF
b3 1-0 0 1-- MIN J. Kaat J. Walker 5% 75% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Versalles to 2B
b3 1-0 0 12- O MIN L. Green J. Walker -5% 70% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Kaat to 2B; Green to 1B
b3 1-0 1 12- RRR MIN B. Martin J. Walker 18% 88% Home Run (Deep LF); Kaat Scores/unER; Green Scores
b3 4-0 1 --- MIN H. Killebrew J. Walker 1% 89% Walk
b3 4-0 1 1-- O MIN B. Allison J. Walker -1% 88% Flyball: LF
b3 4-0 2 1-- MIN J. Lemon J. Walker 1% 89% Walk; Killebrew to 2B
b3 4-0 2 12- RO MIN E. Battey J. Walker 3% 92% Double to RF; Killebrew Scores/unER; Lemon out at 3B/2B-C-3B
4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 5.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-5, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 3-4-5
t4 0-5 0 --- O KCA D. Howser J. Kaat 1% 93% Flyball: LF
t4 0-5 1 --- O KCA L. Posada J. Kaat 1% 94% Strikeout
t4 0-5 2 --- O KCA H. Sullivan J. Kaat 0% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-0, Athletics' Jerry Walker facing 7-8-9
b4 5-0 0 --- O MIN B. Tuttle J. Walker -0% 94% Flyball: LF
b4 5-0 1 --- MIN Z. Versalles J. Walker 1% 95% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Versalles to 2B
b4 5-0 1 -2- O MIN J. Kaat J. Walker -1% 94% Flyball: CF; Versalles to 3B
b4 5-0 2 --3 O MIN L. Green J. Walker -1% 93% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 5.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-5, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 6-7-8
t5 0-5 0 --- KCA D. Johnson J. Kaat -2% 91% Single to LF
t5 0-5 0 1-- O KCA J. Pignatano J. Kaat 2% 93% Flyball: RF
t5 0-5 1 1-- O KCA W. Causey J. Kaat 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B; Johnson to 2B
t5 0-5 2 -2- O KCA J. Walker J. Kaat 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-0, Athletics' Jerry Walker facing 2-3-4
b5 5-0 0 --- MIN B. Martin J. Walker 1% 96% Single to SS
b5 5-0 0 1-- MIN H. Killebrew J. Walker 1% 98% Single to LF; Martin to 3B
Ed Rakow replaces Jerry Walker pitching and batting 9th
b5 5-0 0 1-3 O MIN B. Allison E. Rakow -1% 97% Strikeout Looking
b5 5-0 1 1-3 RO MIN J. Lemon E. Rakow 0% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Martin Scores
b5 6-0 2 1-- O MIN E. Battey E. Rakow -0% 97% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 6.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-6, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 1-2-3
t6 0-6 0 --- O KCA B. Del Greco J. Kaat 1% 98% Popfly: 2B
t6 0-6 1 --- O KCA J. Lumpe J. Kaat 0% 98% Strikeout
t6 0-6 2 --- O KCA D. Howser J. Kaat 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-0, Athletics' Ed Rakow facing 7-8-9
b6 6-0 0 --- O MIN B. Tuttle E. Rakow -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 6-0 1 --- MIN Z. Versalles E. Rakow 0% 99% Single to CF
b6 6-0 1 1-- O MIN J. Kaat E. Rakow -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B; Versalles to 2B
b6 6-0 2 -2- O MIN L. Green E. Rakow -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 6.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-6, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 4-5-6
t7 0-6 0 --- KCA L. Posada J. Kaat -1% 97% Single to LF
t7 0-6 0 1-- OO KCA H. Sullivan J. Kaat 2% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
t7 0-6 2 --- R KCA D. Johnson J. Kaat -1% 98% Home Run (Deep LF)
t7 1-6 2 --- R KCA J. Pignatano J. Kaat -2% 96% Home Run (Deep LF)
t7 2-6 2 --- KCA W. Causey J. Kaat -1% 96% Single to RF
Gordon MacKenzie pinch hits for Ed Rakow (P) batting 9th
t7 2-6 2 1-- O KCA G. MacKenzie J. Kaat 1% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Twins 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-2, Athletics' Bill Fischer facing 2-3-4
Bill Fischer replaces Gordon MacKenzie (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 6-2 0 --- O MIN B. Martin B. Fischer -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
b7 6-2 1 --- O MIN H. Killebrew B. Fischer -0% 96% Flyball: CF
b7 6-2 2 --- MIN B. Allison B. Fischer 0% 97% Walk
b7 6-2 2 1-- O MIN J. Lemon B. Fischer -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Twins 6.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-6, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 1-2-3
Ted Lepcio replaces Jim Lemon (LF) playing 3B batting 5th
Lenny Green moves from CF to LF
Bill Tuttle moves from 3B to CF
t8 2-6 0 --- O KCA B. Del Greco J. Kaat 1% 98% Lineout: SS
t8 2-6 1 --- KCA J. Lumpe J. Kaat -1% 96% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t8 2-6 1 1-- O KCA D. Howser J. Kaat 2% 98% Flyball: LF
t8 2-6 2 1-- O KCA L. Posada J. Kaat 1% 99% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Twins 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-2, Athletics' Bill Fischer facing 6-7-8
b8 6-2 0 --- O MIN E. Battey B. Fischer -0% 99% Lineout: SS
b8 6-2 1 --- O MIN B. Tuttle B. Fischer -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 6-2 2 --- MIN Z. Versalles B. Fischer 0% 99% Double to LF
b8 6-2 2 -2- O MIN J. Kaat B. Fischer -0% 98% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Twins 6.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-6, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 5-6-7
t9 2-6 0 --- O KCA H. Sullivan J. Kaat 1% 99% Flyball: RF
t9 2-6 1 --- KCA D. Johnson J. Kaat -1% 98% Single to LF
t9 2-6 1 1-- KCA J. Pignatano J. Kaat -2% 96% Hit By Pitch; Johnson to 2B
t9 2-6 1 12- OO KCA W. Causey J. Kaat 4% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Twins 6.

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