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CAL
@CHW
2
1
KCA
@MIN
2
4
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@NYY
3
2
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@NYY
5
2
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4
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9
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5
4
Thursday, April 14, 1966,
, Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 5,274, Time of Game: 2:30
Athletics
2
0-3
 Lost 3 
9th, 3 GB
at Twins
4
3-0
 Won 3 
1st
W: Jim Kaat (1-0)
L: Fred Talbot (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    2  6  3
Twins           1  1  0   2  0  0   0  0  X    4  7  0

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Tartabull CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .167 .417 0.018 1.27 0.082 -0.064 0.4 0 0 SB
Mike Hershberger RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 .417 1.000 0.028 1.06 0.095 -0.068 0.5 1 0
Ken Harrelson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .182 .432 -0.123 1.19 0.000 -0.123 -1.0 9 2
Dick Green 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 .273 .545 0.014 1.38 0.085 -0.072 -0.0 3 4
Ed Charles 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .384 -0.135 1.37 0.000 -0.135 -1.1 4 2
Ossie Chavarria LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.102 0.99 0.000 -0.102 -0.8 0 0
Wayne Causey SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 .455 .955 0.042 0.59 0.058 -0.016 0.1 3 2
   Bert Campaneris PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.074 2.75 0.000 -0.074 -0.5
Ken Suarez C 2 1 0 0 1 2 .000 .333 -0.028 0.89 0.027 -0.055 -0.1 3 2
Fred Talbot P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.016 0.66 0.000 -0.016 -0.1 0 2
   Ernie Fazio PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 0.049 1.13 0.049 0.000 0.6
   Lew Krausse P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Phil Roof PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.035 1.40 0.000 -0.035 -0.2
   John Wyatt P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 6 1 2 10 .188 .423 -0.362 1.16 0.396 -0.760 -2.2 24 14
TB: M Hershberger 2; J Tartabull; D Green; E Fazio; W Causey.
RBI: M Hershberger (1).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Green-W Causey-K Harrelson.
E: K Suarez 2 (2); E Charles (2).
Baserunning
SB: J Tartabull (1, 2nd base off J Kaat/E Battey).
Pickoffs: B Campaneris (1st base by J Merritt).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Zoilo Versalles SS 4 0 3 1 0 0 .364 .780 0.089 0.71 0.095 -0.006 1.2 1 3
Sandy Valdespino LF 3 2 0 0 1 0 .364 1.053 -0.086 0.88 0.014 -0.100 -1.3 3 0 CS
Tony Oliva RF 3 1 2 2 1 0 .400 1.455 0.189 1.09 0.219 -0.029 2.5 2 0 HR,SB
Harmon Killebrew 3B 3 0 0 0 1 2 .100 .282 -0.043 0.82 0.011 -0.053 -0.8 0 1 GDP
Don Mincher 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .495 0.064 0.89 0.089 -0.025 0.3 9 0
Jimmie Hall CF 2 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .300 -0.054 0.63 0.022 -0.076 -0.8 1 0 CS
Earl Battey C 4 0 1 0 0 0 .111 .311 -0.078 0.85 0.003 -0.081 -1.0 10 0
Bernie Allen 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .300 .600 0.052 0.65 0.085 -0.033 0.3 1 2 SB
Jim Kaat P 2 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 0.004 0.61 0.026 -0.023 0.1 0 3
   Jim Merritt P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 29 4 7 3 6 3 .241 .716 0.137 0.80 0.564 -0.426 0.3 27 10
HR: T Oliva (2, off F Talbot; 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: T Oliva 5; Z Versalles 3; E Battey; B Allen.
GIDP: H Killebrew (1).
RBI: T Oliva 2 (5); Z Versalles (1).
2-out RBI: T Oliva 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Baserunning
SB: B Allen (1, 2nd base off F Talbot/K Suarez); T Oliva (1, 2nd base off F Talbot/K Suarez).
CS: J Hall (1, 2nd base by F Talbot/K Suarez); S Valdespino (1, 2nd base by L Krausse/K Suarez).

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Fred Talbot, L (0-1) 5 6 4 3 4 2 1 5.40 25 39 -0.196 0.99 -1.7
Lew Krausse 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.00 6 0 0 0.047 0.40 0.9
John Wyatt 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 4 0 0 0.012 0.16 0.5
Team Totals 8 7 4 3 6 3 1 3.38 35 39 0 0 -0.137 0.80 -0.3

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Kaat, W (1-0) 8.2 6 2 2 2 10 0 2.08 34 72 0.289 1.11 1.7
Jim Merritt, S (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 2 0 0.074 2.75 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 2 10 0 2.00 34 72 2 0 0.363 1.16 2.2
Balks: None.
WP: J Kaat 2 (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Merritt (1; B Campaneris, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Salerno, 1B - Jim Odom, 2B - Larry Napp, 3B - John Rice.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 52° F, Wind 8mph out to Leftfield.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Athletics         Minnesota Twins
1 Jose Tartabull CF 1 Zoilo Versalles SS
2 Mike Hershberger RF 2 Sandy Valdespino LF
3 Ken Harrelson 1B 3 Tony Oliva RF
4 Dick Green 2B 4 Harmon Killebrew 3B
5 Ed Charles 3B 5 Don Mincher 1B
6 Ossie Chavarria LF 6 Jimmie Hall CF
7 Wayne Causey SS 7 Earl Battey C
8 Ken Suarez C 8 Bernie Allen 2B
9 Fred Talbot P 9 Jim Kaat P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 2-0 2 -2- RR MIN T. Oliva F. Talbot 12% 91% Home Run; Valdespino Scores
b1 0-0 1 123 R MIN D. Mincher F. Talbot 9% 73% Reached on E2 (Ground Ball); Killebrew to 2B; Oliva to 3B; Valdespino Scores/No RBI/unER
t6 0-4 1 1-3 R KCA M. Hershberger J. Kaat -7% 81% Single to LF; Tartabull to 3B; Suarez Scores
t9 2-4 2 1-3 O KCA K. Suarez J. Merritt 7% 100% Campaneris Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t9 2-4 0 --- KCA D. Green J. Kaat -7% 86% Single to 3B

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 --- KCA J. Tartabull J. Kaat -4% 46% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCA M. Hershberger J. Kaat -3% 44% Tartabull Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O KCA M. Hershberger J. Kaat 4% 48% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 -2- O KCA K. Harrelson J. Kaat 3% 51% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 -2- O KCA D. Green J. Kaat 3% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Fred Talbot facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- MIN Z. Versalles F. Talbot 4% 58% Single to RF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O MIN S. Valdespino F. Talbot -3% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- MIN T. Oliva F. Talbot 7% 61% Single to RF; Valdespino to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 MIN H. Killebrew F. Talbot 2% 63% Oliva Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -23 MIN H. Killebrew F. Talbot 1% 65% Walk
b1 0-0 1 123 R MIN D. Mincher F. Talbot 9% 73% Reached on E2 (Ground Ball); Killebrew to 2B; Oliva to 3B; Valdespino Scores/No RBI/unER
b1 1-0 1 123 O MIN J. Hall F. Talbot -6% 67% Foul Flyball: 3B
b1 1-0 2 123 O MIN E. Battey F. Talbot -6% 61% Flyball: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O KCA E. Charles J. Kaat 2% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- O KCA O. Chavarria J. Kaat 2% 65% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- O KCA W. Causey J. Kaat 1% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Fred Talbot facing 8-9-1
b2 1-0 0 --- MIN B. Allen F. Talbot 3% 69% Single
b2 1-0 0 1-- MIN J. Kaat F. Talbot 5% 75% Allen Steals 2B; Allen to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b2 1-0 0 --3 MIN J. Kaat F. Talbot 3% 77% Walk
b2 1-0 0 1-3 R MIN Z. Versalles F. Talbot 4% 82% Single to CF; Kaat to 2B; Allen Scores
b2 2-0 0 12- O MIN S. Valdespino F. Talbot -3% 78% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Versalles to 2B
b2 2-0 1 12- O MIN T. Oliva F. Talbot -3% 75% Flyball: SS
b2 2-0 2 12- O MIN H. Killebrew F. Talbot -3% 73% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- O KCA K. Suarez J. Kaat 2% 75% Strikeout
t3 0-2 1 --- O KCA F. Talbot J. Kaat 2% 77% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-2 2 --- O KCA J. Tartabull J. Kaat 1% 78% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Fred Talbot facing 5-6-7
b3 2-0 0 --- O MIN D. Mincher F. Talbot -1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-0 1 --- MIN J. Hall F. Talbot 2% 78% Walk
b3 2-0 1 1-- O MIN E. Battey F. Talbot -2% 76% Flyball: 1B
b3 2-0 2 1-- O MIN B. Allen F. Talbot -2% 74% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- O KCA M. Hershberger J. Kaat 3% 77% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-2 1 --- O KCA K. Harrelson J. Kaat 2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-2 2 --- O KCA D. Green J. Kaat 1% 80% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Fred Talbot facing 9-1-2
b4 2-0 0 --- O MIN J. Kaat F. Talbot -1% 78% Groundout: P-1B
b4 2-0 1 --- MIN Z. Versalles F. Talbot 2% 80% Single to 3B
b4 2-0 1 1-- O MIN S. Valdespino F. Talbot -1% 79% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Versalles out at 3B/1B-3B; Valdespino to 2B
b4 2-0 2 -2- RR MIN T. Oliva F. Talbot 12% 91% Home Run; Valdespino Scores
b4 4-0 2 --- O MIN H. Killebrew F. Talbot -0% 91% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 4.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 5-6-7
t5 0-4 0 --- O KCA E. Charles J. Kaat 2% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-4 1 --- O KCA O. Chavarria J. Kaat 1% 93% Flyball: CF
t5 0-4 2 --- O KCA W. Causey J. Kaat 1% 94% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-0, Athletics' Fred Talbot facing 5-6-7
b5 4-0 0 --- O MIN D. Mincher F. Talbot -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 4-0 1 --- MIN J. Hall F. Talbot 1% 94% Walk
b5 4-0 1 1-- O MIN E. Battey F. Talbot -1% 93% Hall Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b5 4-0 2 --- O MIN E. Battey F. Talbot -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 4.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 8-9-1
t6 0-4 0 --- KCA K. Suarez J. Kaat -3% 90% Walk
Ernie Fazio pinch hits for Fred Talbot (P) batting 9th
t6 0-4 0 1-- KCA E. Fazio J. Kaat -5% 85% Single to CF; Suarez to 2B
t6 0-4 0 12- O KCA J. Tartabull J. Kaat 3% 88% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Suarez to 3B
t6 0-4 1 1-3 R KCA M. Hershberger J. Kaat -7% 81% Single to LF; Tartabull to 3B; Suarez Scores
t6 1-4 1 1-3 R KCA K. Harrelson J. Kaat -2% 79% Wild Pitch; Tartabull Scores
t6 2-4 1 1-- O KCA K. Harrelson J. Kaat 4% 83% Flyball: LF
t6 2-4 2 1-- O KCA D. Green J. Kaat 3% 86% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Lew Krausse facing 8-9-1
Lew Krausse replaces Ernie Fazio (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-2 0 --- O MIN B. Allen L. Krausse -1% 84% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 4-2 1 --- O MIN J. Kaat L. Krausse -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 4-2 2 --- O MIN Z. Versalles L. Krausse -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Twins 4.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 5-6-7
t7 2-4 0 --- O KCA E. Charles J. Kaat 3% 86% Strikeout
t7 2-4 1 --- O KCA O. Chavarria J. Kaat 2% 88% Groundout: P-1B
t7 2-4 2 --- KCA W. Causey J. Kaat -2% 86% Walk
t7 2-4 2 1-- O KCA K. Suarez J. Kaat 3% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Lew Krausse facing 2-3-4
b7 4-2 0 --- MIN S. Valdespino L. Krausse 1% 91% Walk
b7 4-2 0 1-- O MIN T. Oliva L. Krausse -2% 89% Valdespino Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b7 4-2 1 --- MIN T. Oliva L. Krausse 1% 90% Walk
b7 4-2 1 1-- OO MIN H. Killebrew L. Krausse -2% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Twins 4.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 9-1-2
Phil Roof pinch hits for Lew Krausse (P) batting 9th
t8 2-4 0 --- O KCA P. Roof J. Kaat 3% 91% Strikeout
t8 2-4 1 --- O KCA J. Tartabull J. Kaat 2% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-4 2 --- KCA M. Hershberger J. Kaat -2% 91% Single to LF
t8 2-4 2 1-- O KCA K. Harrelson J. Kaat 3% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' John Wyatt facing 5-6-7
John Wyatt replaces Phil Roof (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-2 0 --- O MIN D. Mincher J. Wyatt -1% 94% Flyball: 3B
b8 4-2 1 --- O MIN J. Hall J. Wyatt -0% 94% Strikeout Looking
b8 4-2 2 --- MIN E. Battey J. Wyatt 0% 94% Single to 3B
b8 4-2 2 1-- O MIN B. Allen J. Wyatt -1% 93% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Twins 4.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 4-5-6
t9 2-4 0 --- KCA D. Green J. Kaat -7% 86% Single to 3B
t9 2-4 0 1-- KCA E. Charles J. Kaat -1% 85% Wild Pitch; Green to 2B
t9 2-4 0 -2- O KCA E. Charles J. Kaat 6% 91% Flyball: RF
t9 2-4 1 -2- O KCA O. Chavarria J. Kaat 5% 96% Lineout: LF
t9 2-4 2 -2- KCA W. Causey J. Kaat -4% 93% Single to RF; Green to 3B
Jim Merritt replaces Jim Kaat pitching and batting 9th
Bert Campaneris pinch runs for Wayne Causey (SS) batting 7th
t9 2-4 2 1-3 O KCA K. Suarez J. Merritt 7% 100% Campaneris Picked off 1B (P-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Twins 4.

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