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CLE
@CAL
3
4
CLE
@CAL
1
5
BOS
@CHW
0
1
BOS
@CHW
0
11
DET
@KCA
5
2
BAL
@MIN
5
1
BAL
@MIN
4
7
NYY
@WSA
4
2
NYY
@WSA
1
2
LAD
@ATL
10
6
SFG
@CIN
8
4
PHI
@NYM
7
2
PHI
@NYM
1
3
CHC
@PIT
2
3
CHC
@PIT
3
5
HOU
@STL
1
3
Monday, May 30, 1966,
, Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 26,482, Time of Game: 2:25
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Orioles
5
24-16
 Won 1 
2nd, 3 GB
at Twins
1
19-20
 Lost 1 
5th, 6½ GB
W: Steve Barber (3-2)
L: Jim Merritt (0-3)
S: Stu Miller (8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  0  0   0  0  3   0  0  2    5 11  1
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  6  3

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Luis Aparicio SS 5 0 1 0 0 1 .215 .513 0.025 0.47 0.061 -0.036 0.1 1 2
Davey Johnson 2B 5 1 4 0 0 0 .242 .638 0.142 0.66 0.143 -0.001 1.5 0 2
Frank Robinson 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .308 1.048 -0.088 1.29 0.041 -0.129 -1.4 7 1 2B,GDP
Brooks Robinson 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .323 .869 0.148 1.25 0.281 -0.133 0.7 1 1
Woodie Held LF 3 1 1 1 1 1 .292 .933 0.015 0.91 0.090 -0.075 0.4 2 0 HR
Sam Bowens RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .557 -0.060 0.61 0.000 -0.060 -0.9 7 1
Paul Blair CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 .202 .581 -0.013 0.38 0.025 -0.039 0.3 4 0 2B,CS
Andy Etchebarren C 4 1 1 2 0 2 .231 .687 -0.013 0.56 0.035 -0.048 0.9 5 0 HR
Steve Barber P 3 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.051 0.70 0.000 -0.051 -0.5 0 0
   Stu Miller P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 37 5 11 3 1 7 .297 .829 0.104 0.74 0.676 -0.573 0.8 27 7
2B: F Robinson (10, off J Merritt); P Blair (7, off J Klippstein).
HR: A Etchebarren (4, off J Klippstein; 9th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF); W Held (1, off J Merritt; 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: A Etchebarren 4; D Johnson 4; W Held 4; P Blair 3; F Robinson 2; B Robinson; L Aparicio.
GIDP: F Robinson (7).
RBI: A Etchebarren 2 (12); W Held (4).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Bowens-F Robinson.
E: F Robinson (1).
Outfield Assists: S Bowens (Z Versalles at 1st base).
Baserunning
CS: P Blair (2, 2nd base by J Merritt/J Zimmerman).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Zoilo Versalles SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 .215 .588 0.040 0.89 0.083 -0.042 0.4 0 8
Cesar Tovar CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .665 -0.045 1.40 0.081 -0.126 -0.4 1 0
Tony Oliva RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .354 1.074 0.065 1.03 0.101 -0.037 0.4 2 0
Harmon Killebrew 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .255 .752 -0.188 1.64 0.000 -0.188 -1.6 3 0
Bob Allison LF 2 0 0 0 1 1 .123 .527 -0.053 1.15 0.026 -0.079 -0.4 0 0
   Jimmie Hall PH-LF 1 0 1 1 0 0 .195 .657 0.080 1.81 0.080 0.000 1.1 0 0
Don Mincher 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .198 .655 -0.171 1.66 0.000 -0.171 -1.2 11 0
Jerry Zimmerman C 2 0 1 0 1 0 .240 .686 0.030 0.79 0.050 -0.021 0.3 7 1
   Sandy Valdespino PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .509 -0.010 0.39 0.000 -0.010 -0.2
Bernie Allen 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .242 .640 -0.065 0.97 0.016 -0.081 -0.7 3 2
Jim Merritt P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.055 1.05 0.000 -0.055 -0.4 0 0
   Rich Rollins PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .528 -0.022 0.79 0.000 -0.022 -0.2
   Johnny Klippstein P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Russ Nixon PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .523 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.1
Team Totals 33 1 6 1 3 5 .182 .432 -0.395 1.15 0.437 -0.833 -3.2 27 11
TB: T Oliva 2; J Zimmerman; Z Versalles; B Allen; J Hall.
RBI: J Hall (10).
2-out RBI: J Hall.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. Z Versalles-B Allen-D Mincher.
E: J Zimmerman (1); B Allison (1); H Killebrew (7).

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Barber, W (3-2) 7.1 5 1 1 3 4 0 2.15 30 65 0.314 1.11 2.8
Stu Miller, S (8) 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.98 6 2 1 0.082 1.39 0.3
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 3 5 0 1.00 36 65 2 1 0.396 1.15 3.2

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Merritt, L (0-3) 7 7 3 2 0 6 1 2.70 28 59 -0.065 0.93 0.2
Johnny Klippstein 2 4 2 2 1 1 1 4.35 10 0 0 -0.039 0.22 -1.1
Team Totals 9 11 5 4 1 7 2 4.00 38 59 0 0 -0.104 0.74 -0.8
Balks: None.
WP: S Barber (4); J Klippstein (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Stewart, 1B - Bill Haller, 2B - Emmett Ashford, 3B - Johnny Stevens.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Minnesota Twins
1 Luis Aparicio SS 1 Zoilo Versalles SS
2 Davey Johnson 2B 2 Cesar Tovar CF
3 Frank Robinson 1B 3 Tony Oliva RF
4 Brooks Robinson 3B 4 Harmon Killebrew 3B
5 Woodie Held LF 5 Bob Allison LF
6 Sam Bowens RF 6 Don Mincher 1B
7 Paul Blair CF 7 Jerry Zimmerman C
8 Andy Etchebarren C 8 Bernie Allen 2B
9 Steve Barber P 9 Jim Merritt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-0 1 1-- RR BAL B. Robinson J. Merritt 27% 78% Reached on E5 (throw to 2B) (Ground Ball); Johnson Scores/No RBI; Robinson Scores/Adv on E2/unER
b6 0-3 1 -23 O MIN H. Killebrew S. Barber 9% 84% Flyball: RF
t6 2-0 1 --- R BAL W. Held J. Merritt 9% 87% Home Run; Held Scores
b8 1-3 2 1-3 O MIN D. Mincher S. Miller 9% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 0-3 2 12- R MIN J. Hall S. Miller -8% 84% Single; Versalles Scores; Oliva to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BAL L. Aparicio J. Merritt 6% 56% Single to LF; Aparicio to 2B/Adv on E7
t1 0-0 0 -2- BAL D. Johnson J. Merritt 7% 63% Single; Aparicio to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 O BAL F. Robinson J. Merritt -6% 57% Flyball: 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 O BAL B. Robinson J. Merritt -7% 50% Lineout: 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O BAL W. Held J. Merritt -5% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Steve Barber facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- MIN Z. Versalles S. Barber -4% 42% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- OO MIN C. Tovar S. Barber 7% 49% Double Play: Flyball: RF-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O MIN T. Oliva S. Barber 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O BAL S. Bowens J. Merritt -2% 48% Foul Flyball: 3B
t2 0-0 1 --- O BAL P. Blair J. Merritt -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O BAL A. Etchebarren J. Merritt -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Steve Barber facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O MIN H. Killebrew S. Barber 2% 47% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 1 --- MIN B. Allison S. Barber -3% 45% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- O MIN D. Mincher S. Barber 3% 48% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 1-- MIN J. Zimmerman S. Barber -2% 46% Single; Allison to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- O MIN B. Allen S. Barber 4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O BAL S. Barber J. Merritt -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 --- O BAL L. Aparicio J. Merritt -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- BAL D. Johnson J. Merritt 1% 47% Single to LF
t3 0-0 2 1-- BAL F. Robinson J. Merritt 4% 51% Double; Johnson to 3B
t3 0-0 2 -23 O BAL B. Robinson J. Merritt -7% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Steve Barber facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O MIN J. Merritt S. Barber 2% 47% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 --- O MIN Z. Versalles S. Barber 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b3 0-0 2 --- O MIN C. Tovar S. Barber 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- O BAL W. Held J. Merritt -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O BAL S. Bowens J. Merritt -2% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 0-0 2 --- O BAL P. Blair J. Merritt -1% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Steve Barber facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- O MIN T. Oliva S. Barber 3% 47% Foul Flyball: 3B
b4 0-0 1 --- O MIN H. Killebrew S. Barber 2% 49% Strikeout
b4 0-0 2 --- O MIN B. Allison S. Barber 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- O BAL A. Etchebarren J. Merritt -3% 47% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-0 1 --- O BAL S. Barber J. Merritt -2% 45% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-0 2 --- O BAL L. Aparicio J. Merritt -1% 44% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Steve Barber facing 6-7-8
b5 0-0 0 --- O MIN D. Mincher S. Barber 3% 46% Lineout: RF
b5 0-0 1 --- O MIN J. Zimmerman S. Barber 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 0-0 2 --- MIN B. Allen S. Barber -2% 47% Single
b5 0-0 2 1-- O MIN J. Merritt S. Barber 3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 2-3-4
t6 0-0 0 --- BAL D. Johnson J. Merritt 5% 55% Single to LF
t6 0-0 0 1-- O BAL F. Robinson J. Merritt -5% 50% Flyball: RF
t6 0-0 1 1-- RR BAL B. Robinson J. Merritt 27% 78% Reached on E5 (throw to 2B) (Ground Ball); Johnson Scores/No RBI; Robinson Scores/Adv on E2/unER
t6 2-0 1 --- R BAL W. Held J. Merritt 9% 87% Home Run; Held Scores
t6 3-0 1 --- O BAL S. Bowens J. Merritt -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 3-0 2 --- BAL P. Blair J. Merritt 1% 87% Single
t6 3-0 2 1-- O BAL A. Etchebarren J. Merritt -1% 85% Blair Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, Orioles' Steve Barber facing 1-2-3
b6 0-3 0 --- O MIN Z. Versalles S. Barber 3% 88% Flyball: RF
b6 0-3 1 --- MIN C. Tovar S. Barber -3% 85% Reached on E3 (catch) (Ground Ball to SS)
b6 0-3 1 1-- MIN T. Oliva S. Barber -5% 80% Single; Tovar to 2B
b6 0-3 1 12- MIN H. Killebrew S. Barber -5% 75% Wild Pitch; Tovar to 3B; Oliva to 2B
b6 0-3 1 -23 O MIN H. Killebrew S. Barber 9% 84% Flyball: RF
b6 0-3 2 -23 O MIN B. Allison S. Barber 7% 91% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Orioles 3, Twins 0.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 8-9-1
t7 3-0 0 --- O BAL A. Etchebarren J. Merritt -1% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-0 1 --- O BAL S. Barber J. Merritt -1% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 3-0 2 --- O BAL L. Aparicio J. Merritt -0% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, Orioles' Steve Barber facing 6-7-8
b7 0-3 0 --- O MIN D. Mincher S. Barber 3% 91% Flyball: LF
b7 0-3 1 --- MIN J. Zimmerman S. Barber -3% 88% Walk
b7 0-3 1 1-- O MIN B. Allen S. Barber 3% 91% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
Rich Rollins pinch hits for Jim Merritt (P) batting 9th
b7 0-3 2 1-- O MIN R. Rollins S. Barber 2% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Twins 0.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-0, Twins' Johnny Klippstein facing 2-3-4
Johnny Klippstein replaces Rich Rollins (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-0 0 --- BAL D. Johnson J. Klippstein 1% 95% Single to RF
t8 3-0 0 1-- OO BAL F. Robinson J. Klippstein -2% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t8 3-0 2 --- BAL B. Robinson J. Klippstein 0% 93% Single
t8 3-0 2 1-- BAL W. Held J. Klippstein 0% 93% Wild Pitch; Robinson to 2B
t8 3-0 2 -2- BAL W. Held J. Klippstein 0% 94% Walk
t8 3-0 2 12- O BAL S. Bowens J. Klippstein -1% 92% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 3, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, Orioles' Steve Barber facing 1-2-3
b8 0-3 0 --- MIN Z. Versalles S. Barber -5% 88% Walk
b8 0-3 0 1-- O MIN C. Tovar S. Barber 4% 92% Flyball: LF
b8 0-3 1 1-- MIN T. Oliva S. Barber -5% 87% Single to CF; Versalles to 2B
Stu Miller replaces Steve Barber pitching and batting 9th
b8 0-3 1 12- O MIN H. Killebrew S. Miller 6% 92% Strikeout Looking
Jimmie Hall pinch hits for Bob Allison (LF) batting 5th
b8 0-3 2 12- R MIN J. Hall S. Miller -8% 84% Single; Versalles Scores; Oliva to 3B
b8 1-3 2 1-3 O MIN D. Mincher S. Miller 9% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 3, Twins 1.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-1, Twins' Johnny Klippstein facing 7-8-9
Jimmie Hall moves from PH to LF
t9 3-1 0 --- BAL P. Blair J. Klippstein 2% 95% Double
t9 3-1 0 -2- RR BAL A. Etchebarren J. Klippstein 4% 99% Home Run; Blair Scores; Etchebarren Scores
t9 5-1 0 --- O BAL S. Miller J. Klippstein -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-1 1 --- O BAL L. Aparicio J. Klippstein -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-1 2 --- O BAL D. Johnson J. Klippstein -0% 98% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 5, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-5, Orioles' Stu Miller facing 7-8-9
Sandy Valdespino pinch hits for Jerry Zimmerman (C) batting 7th
b9 1-5 0 --- O MIN S. Valdespino S. Miller 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b9 1-5 1 --- O MIN B. Allen S. Miller 0% 100% Lineout: RF
Russ Nixon pinch hits for Johnny Klippstein (P) batting 9th
b9 1-5 2 --- O MIN R. Nixon S. Miller 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 5, Twins 1.

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