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NYY
@BAL
5
2
NYY
@BAL
2
1
KCR
@CAL
1
0
MIL
@CLE
2
3
 
(10)
MIL
@CLE
0
1
BOS
@DET
2
5
CHW
@MIN
8
1
TEX
@OAK
0
2
LAD
@ATL
3
4
STL
@CHC
0
4
SFG
@CIN
7
2
SDP
@HOU
2
3
MON
@NYM
2
4
PIT
@PHI
2
0
Monday, July 31, 1972,
, Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 13,652, Time of Game: 2:17
White Sox
8
53-43
 Won 1 
2nd, 5½ GB
at Twins
1
47-45
 Lost 1 
3rd, 9½ GB
W: Stan Bahnsen (13-11)
L: Bert Blyleven (9-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       3  0  0   0  3  1   1  0  0    8  9  1
Twins           0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  6  2

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pat Kelly RF 3 2 1 0 1 1 .272 .725 0.046 0.40 0.057 -0.011 0.5 0 0 2B
   Buddy Bradford CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.3 0 0
Luis Alvarado 2B-SS 5 2 2 1 0 0 .225 .507 0.096 0.49 0.104 -0.008 0.9 2 2
Dick Allen 1B 4 2 2 5 0 1 .310 1.034 0.246 0.66 0.251 -0.005 4.0 3 2 2·HR
   Tony Muser PR-1B 1 1 0 0 0 0 .278 .556 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1 4 0
Carlos May LF 4 0 2 0 1 0 .293 .820 0.030 0.29 0.041 -0.011 1.7 2 0 2B,SB
Jay Johnstone CF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .177 .470 -0.031 0.26 0.000 -0.031 -1.1 5 1
Ed Spiezio 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .243 .614 -0.025 0.24 0.000 -0.025 -0.9 2 3
Ed Herrmann C 3 1 2 1 1 0 .225 .627 0.008 0.29 0.019 -0.011 1.3 6 0 HR,IW
Rich Morales SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .597 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Mike Andrews 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .221 .620 -0.029 0.30 0.000 -0.029 -1.0 0 1
Stan Bahnsen P 3 0 0 0 0 1 .183 .397 -0.015 0.15 0.000 -0.015 -0.6 2 0 SH
Team Totals 36 8 9 7 3 6 .250 .863 0.326 0.33 0.472 -0.146 4.3 27 9
2B: P Kelly (8, off B Blyleven); C May (14, off J Strickland).
HR: E Herrmann (5, off B Gebhard; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); D Allen 2 (27, 2 off B Blyleven; 1st inn, 2 on, 0 outs; 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out).
SH: S Bahnsen (2, off B Gebhard).
IBB: E Herrmann (8, by B Blyleven).
TB: D Allen 8; E Herrmann 5; C May 3; P Kelly 2; L Alvarado 2.
RBI: D Allen 5 (77); E Herrmann (23); L Alvarado (11).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
E: L Alvarado (7).
Outfield Assists: J Johnstone (D Thompson at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: C May (18, 2nd base off B Blyleven/G Borgmann).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Cesar Tovar RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .633 -0.047 0.48 0.000 -0.047 -0.8 3 0
Danny Thompson SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .290 .707 -0.039 0.41 0.000 -0.039 -0.6 1 3
Steve Braun 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .727 -0.024 0.26 0.000 -0.024 -0.5 3 3
Harmon Killebrew 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 .246 .857 -0.025 0.30 0.003 -0.028 -0.3 8 1
Rich Reese LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .242 .739 -0.023 0.24 0.000 -0.023 -0.4 4 0
Bobby Darwin CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .266 .775 0.017 0.14 0.019 -0.002 -0.0 0 0
Eric Soderholm 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .187 .601 -0.028 0.37 0.000 -0.028 -0.6 0 2
Glenn Borgmann C 3 0 1 0 0 0 .241 .663 -0.015 0.34 0.006 -0.021 -0.1 7 1
Bert Blyleven P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .186 .390 -0.013 0.56 0.000 -0.013 -0.1 0 0
   Jim Strickland P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Jim Nettles PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 .216 .602 0.024 0.46 0.024 0.000 1.1
   Bob Gebhard P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Steve Brye PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .560 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
   Dave Goltz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 1 6 1 0 6 .182 .364 -0.174 0.32 0.052 -0.226 -2.7 27 10
TB: R Reese; B Darwin; G Borgmann; H Killebrew; D Thompson; J Nettles.
RBI: J Nettles (5).
2-out RBI: J Nettles.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
E: B Darwin (5); D Thompson (18).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Stan Bahnsen, W (13-11) 9 6 1 0 0 6 0 4.06 33 79 0.175 0.32 2.6
Team Totals 9 6 1 0 0 6 0 0.00 33 79 0.175 0.32 2.6

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bert Blyleven, L (9-14) 4.1 5 6 6 3 3 2 3.07 21 29 -0.311 0.58 -4.2
Jim Strickland 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.57 3 0 0 0.002 0.10 0.2
Bob Gebhard 3 3 2 1 0 3 1 7.94 13 0 0 -0.017 0.04 -0.8
Dave Goltz 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.69 3 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.4
Team Totals 9 9 8 7 3 6 3 7.00 40 29 0 0 -0.326 0.33 -4.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Blyleven (4; E Herrmann).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - Bill Haller, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - Bill Kunkel.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Minnesota Twins
1 Pat Kelly RF 1 Cesar Tovar RF
2 Luis Alvarado 2B 2 Danny Thompson SS
3 Dick Allen 1B 3 Steve Braun 2B
4 Carlos May LF 4 Harmon Killebrew 1B
5 Jay Johnstone CF 5 Rich Reese LF
6 Ed Spiezio 3B 6 Bobby Darwin CF
7 Ed Herrmann C 7 Eric Soderholm 3B
8 Rich Morales SS 8 Glenn Borgmann C
9 Stan Bahnsen P 9 Bert Blyleven P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 0 12- RRR CHW D. Allen B. Blyleven 20% 80% Inside-the-park Home Run to CF; Kelly Scores; Alvarado Scores
t1 0-0 0 1-- CHW L. Alvarado B. Blyleven 6% 60% Single to SS; Kelly to 2B
t5 4-0 1 1-- RR CHW D. Allen B. Blyleven 5% 97% Inside-the-park Home Run to CF; Alvarado Scores
t5 3-0 1 -2- R CHW L. Alvarado B. Blyleven 4% 92% Single to LF; Kelly Scores
t1 0-0 0 --- CHW P. Kelly B. Blyleven 4% 54% Walk

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHW P. Kelly B. Blyleven 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- CHW L. Alvarado B. Blyleven 6% 60% Single to SS; Kelly to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- RRR CHW D. Allen B. Blyleven 20% 80% Inside-the-park Home Run to CF; Kelly Scores; Alvarado Scores
t1 3-0 0 --- O CHW C. May B. Blyleven -1% 79% Popfly: SS
t1 3-0 1 --- O CHW J. Johnstone B. Blyleven -1% 78% Strikeout Looking
t1 3-0 2 --- O CHW E. Spiezio B. Blyleven -1% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Stan Bahnsen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- O MIN C. Tovar S. Bahnsen 2% 79% Flyball: CF
b1 0-3 1 --- O MIN D. Thompson S. Bahnsen 1% 80% Single to CF; Thompson out at 2B/CF-SS
Mike Andrews replaces Rich Morales (SS) playing 2B batting 8th
Luis Alvarado moves from 2B to SS
b1 0-3 2 --- O MIN S. Braun S. Bahnsen 1% 81% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
t2 3-0 0 --- O CHW E. Herrmann B. Blyleven -1% 80% Flyball: RF
t2 3-0 1 --- O CHW M. Andrews B. Blyleven -1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 3-0 2 --- O CHW S. Bahnsen B. Blyleven -1% 79% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Stan Bahnsen facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- O MIN H. Killebrew S. Bahnsen 2% 81% Strikeout
b2 0-3 1 --- O MIN R. Reese S. Bahnsen 1% 82% Popfly: 3B
b2 0-3 2 --- MIN B. Darwin S. Bahnsen -1% 81% Single to CF
b2 0-3 2 1-- O MIN E. Soderholm S. Bahnsen 2% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
t3 3-0 0 --- O CHW P. Kelly B. Blyleven -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 3-0 1 --- O CHW L. Alvarado B. Blyleven -1% 81% Foul Flyball: C
t3 3-0 2 --- O CHW D. Allen B. Blyleven -1% 81% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Stan Bahnsen facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- O MIN G. Borgmann S. Bahnsen 2% 83% Flyball: LF
b3 0-3 1 --- O MIN B. Blyleven S. Bahnsen 1% 84% Strikeout
b3 0-3 2 --- O MIN C. Tovar S. Bahnsen 1% 85% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
t4 3-0 0 --- CHW C. May B. Blyleven 2% 86% Walk
t4 3-0 0 1-- CHW J. Johnstone B. Blyleven 1% 88% May Steals 2B
t4 3-0 0 -2- O CHW J. Johnstone B. Blyleven -2% 86% Lineout: LF
t4 3-0 1 -2- O CHW E. Spiezio B. Blyleven -2% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 3-0 2 -2- CHW E. Herrmann B. Blyleven 0% 84% Intentional Walk
t4 3-0 2 12- O CHW M. Andrews B. Blyleven -2% 83% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Stan Bahnsen facing 2-3-4
b4 0-3 0 --- O MIN D. Thompson S. Bahnsen 2% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-3 1 --- O MIN S. Braun S. Bahnsen 1% 86% Flyball: CF
b4 0-3 2 --- O MIN H. Killebrew S. Bahnsen 1% 87% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Twins 0.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
t5 3-0 0 --- O CHW S. Bahnsen B. Blyleven -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
t5 3-0 1 --- CHW P. Kelly B. Blyleven 2% 88% Double to LF
t5 3-0 1 -2- R CHW L. Alvarado B. Blyleven 4% 92% Single to LF; Kelly Scores
t5 4-0 1 1-- RR CHW D. Allen B. Blyleven 5% 97% Inside-the-park Home Run to CF; Alvarado Scores
Jim Strickland replaces Bert Blyleven pitching and batting 9th
t5 6-0 1 --- CHW C. May J. Strickland 0% 98% Double to CF
t5 6-0 1 -2- O CHW J. Johnstone J. Strickland -0% 97% Groundout: 1B-P; May to 3B
t5 6-0 2 --3 O CHW E. Spiezio J. Strickland -0% 97% Lineout: LF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 6, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-6, White Sox' Stan Bahnsen facing 5-6-7
b5 0-6 0 --- O MIN R. Reese S. Bahnsen 1% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 0-6 1 --- MIN B. Darwin S. Bahnsen -1% 97% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Darwin to 1B
b5 0-6 1 1-- O MIN E. Soderholm S. Bahnsen 1% 98% Strikeout
b5 0-6 2 1-- MIN G. Borgmann S. Bahnsen -1% 97% Single to LF; Darwin to 2B
Jim Nettles pinch hits for Jim Strickland (P) batting 9th
b5 0-6 2 12- R MIN J. Nettles S. Bahnsen -2% 95% Single to RF; Darwin Scores/unER; Borgmann to 3B
b5 1-6 2 1-3 O MIN C. Tovar S. Bahnsen 2% 97% Lineout: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. White Sox 6, Twins 1.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 6-1, Twins' Bob Gebhard facing 7-8-9
Bob Gebhard replaces Jim Nettles (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 6-1 0 --- R CHW E. Herrmann B. Gebhard 2% 98% Home Run
t6 7-1 0 --- O CHW M. Andrews B. Gebhard -0% 98% Lineout: 2B
t6 7-1 1 --- O CHW S. Bahnsen B. Gebhard -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 7-1 2 --- O CHW P. Kelly B. Gebhard -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 7, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-7, White Sox' Stan Bahnsen facing 2-3-4
b6 1-7 0 --- O MIN D. Thompson S. Bahnsen 1% 99% Popfly: 3B
b6 1-7 1 --- O MIN S. Braun S. Bahnsen 0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 1-7 2 --- MIN H. Killebrew S. Bahnsen -0% 99% Single to LF
b6 1-7 2 1-- O MIN R. Reese S. Bahnsen 0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 7, Twins 1.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 7-1, Twins' Bob Gebhard facing 2-3-4
t7 7-1 0 --- O CHW L. Alvarado B. Gebhard -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 7-1 1 --- CHW D. Allen B. Gebhard 0% 99% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Allen to 1B
Tony Muser pinch runs for Dick Allen (1B) batting 3rd
t7 7-1 1 1-- R CHW C. May B. Gebhard 1% 100% Single to CF; Muser Scores/Adv on E8/No RBI/unER
t7 8-1 1 1-- O CHW J. Johnstone B. Gebhard -0% 99% Flyball: RF
t7 8-1 2 1-- O CHW E. Spiezio B. Gebhard -0% 99% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 8, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-8, White Sox' Stan Bahnsen facing 6-7-8
Tony Muser moves from PR to 1B
Buddy Bradford replaces Pat Kelly (RF) playing CF batting 1st
Jay Johnstone moves from CF to RF
b7 1-8 0 --- O MIN B. Darwin S. Bahnsen 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-8 1 --- O MIN E. Soderholm S. Bahnsen 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-8 2 --- O MIN G. Borgmann S. Bahnsen 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 8, Twins 1.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 8-1, Twins' Bob Gebhard facing 7-8-9
t8 8-1 0 --- CHW E. Herrmann B. Gebhard 0% 100% Single to RF
t8 8-1 0 1-- O CHW M. Andrews B. Gebhard -0% 100% Strikeout
t8 8-1 1 1-- O CHW S. Bahnsen B. Gebhard -0% 100% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Herrmann to 2B
t8 8-1 2 -2- O CHW B. Bradford B. Gebhard -0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 8, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-8, White Sox' Stan Bahnsen facing 9-1-2
Steve Brye pinch hits for Bob Gebhard (P) batting 9th
b8 1-8 0 --- O MIN S. Brye S. Bahnsen 0% 100% Popfly: SS
b8 1-8 1 --- O MIN C. Tovar S. Bahnsen 0% 100% Lineout: LF
b8 1-8 2 --- O MIN D. Thompson S. Bahnsen 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 8, Twins 1.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 8-1, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 2-3-4
Dave Goltz replaces Steve Brye (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 8-1 0 --- O CHW L. Alvarado D. Goltz 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 8-1 1 --- O CHW T. Muser D. Goltz -0% 100% Popfly: 2B
t9 8-1 2 --- O CHW C. May D. Goltz 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 8, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-8, White Sox' Stan Bahnsen facing 3-4-5
b9 1-8 0 --- O MIN S. Braun S. Bahnsen 0% 100% Lineout: RF
b9 1-8 1 --- O MIN H. Killebrew S. Bahnsen 0% 100% Popfly: SS
b9 1-8 2 --- MIN R. Reese S. Bahnsen -0% 100% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
b9 1-8 2 1-- O MIN B. Darwin S. Bahnsen 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 8, Twins 1.

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