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BOS
@BAL
3
5
TEX
@CAL
7
8
SEA
@MIL
4
3
SEA
@MIL
0
5
CHW
@MIN
1
2
DET
@NYY
1
9
DET
@NYY
5
4
KCR
@OAK
5
3
CLE
@TOR
5
4
SDP
@ATL
8
4
MON
@CHC
5
3
MON
@CHC
6
5
 
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CIN
@HOU
6
3
SFG
@LAD
4
5
NYM
@PIT
4
7
NYM
@PIT
0
7
PHI
@STL
2
3
PHI
@STL
10
2
Monday, September 4, 1978, 11:00AM
, Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 6,978, Time of Game: 2:10
White Sox
1
57-80
 Lost 1 
6th, 18 GB
at Twins
2
62-76
 Won 4 
5th, 13½ GB
W: Geoff Zahn (11-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  4  1
Twins           0  0  0   1  1  0   0  0  X    2  7  0

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rusty Torres LF-RF 2 1 1 1 2 0 4 .167 .444 .667 1.111 0.136 1.01 0.158 -0.022 1.0 1 0 HR
Don Kessinger SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .263 .319 .318 .637 -0.145 1.40 0.000 -0.145 -1.0 1 2
Chet Lemon RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .281 .359 .476 .835 0.017 0.72 0.044 -0.027 0.2 3 0
   Claudell Washington LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253 .276 .353 .629 -0.071 2.84 0.000 -0.071 -0.2 1 0
Lamar Johnson 1B 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .279 .338 .390 .728 0.068 1.48 0.109 -0.041 0.4 6 2
   Mike Squires PR-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .313 .400 .422 .822 -0.051 2.07 0.000 -0.051 -0.2 2 0
Wayne Nordhagen DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .291 .299 .430 .730 -0.139 1.50 0.000 -0.139 -1.3 2·GDP
   Ralph Garr PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .279 .314 .374 .688 -0.033 2.87 0.000 -0.033 -0.2 SH
   Kevin Bell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .178 .245 .311 .556 -0.035 1.38 0.000 -0.035 -0.1
Eric Soderholm 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .252 .304 .424 .729 -0.102 1.38 0.000 -0.102 -0.6 2 0
Bill Nahorodny C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .238 .288 .355 .644 -0.119 1.52 0.000 -0.119 -0.7 5 1
Greg Pryor 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .236 .274 .267 .541 -0.086 1.14 0.000 -0.086 -0.5 1 2
Thad Bosley CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .259 .291 .312 .604 -0.044 1.03 0.025 -0.069 -0.2 1 0 SB
Francisco Barrios P 1 1
Team Totals 28 1 4 1 3 2 32 .143 .226 .250 .476 -0.604 1.35 0.336 -0.940 -3.3 24 8
HR: R Torres (1, off G Zahn, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SH: R Garr (9, off G Zahn).
TB: R Torres 4; L Johnson; C Lemon; T Bosley.
GIDP: W Nordhagen 2 (5).
RBI: R Torres (1).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
E: C Lemon (4).
Baserunning
SB: T Bosley (10, 2nd base off G Zahn/B Wynegar).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Hosken Powell RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .242 .315 .333 .649 0.001 0.96 0.053 -0.052 0.1 2 0
Mike Cubbage 3B 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .281 .346 .406 .752 -0.035 1.13 0.020 -0.055 -0.6 0 3
Rod Carew 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .341 .415 .451 .866 0.072 0.67 0.114 -0.042 0.3 13 0 3B,2B
Roy Smalley SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .284 .364 .450 .814 -0.007 1.20 0.071 -0.078 -0.2 1 2
Glenn Adams DH 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 .255 .296 .393 .688 -0.001 0.72 0.041 -0.042 0.2
   Willie Norwood PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .309 .389 .698 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Dan Ford CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .281 .341 .433 .773 -0.041 0.77 0.013 -0.053 -0.6 4 0 SH
Butch Wynegar C 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .245 .320 .335 .655 -0.020 0.79 0.024 -0.044 -0.0 2 0
Rich Chiles LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .272 .333 .356 .689 -0.001 1.05 0.047 -0.048 -0.1 0 0
   Bombo Rivera LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .366 .352 .718 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rob Wilfong 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .256 .343 .313 .655 -0.074 1.33 0.032 -0.106 -1.0 5 7
Geoff Zahn P 0 2
Team Totals 29 2 7 2 6 4 36 .241 .371 .345 .716 -0.106 0.96 0.415 -0.520 -1.8 27 14
2B: R Carew (21, off F Barrios).
3B: R Carew (9, off F Barrios).
SH: D Ford (6, off F Barrios).
TB: R Carew 5; D Ford; R Wilfong; R Smalley; H Powell; R Chiles.
RBI: R Smalley (69); M Cubbage (55).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Cubbage-R Wilfong-R Carew 2.

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Francisco Barrios, L (8-13) 8 7 2 1 6 4 0 3.85 36 60 0.105 0.96 1.8
Team Totals 8 7 2 1 6 4 0 1.12 36 60 0.105 0.96 1.8

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Geoff Zahn, W (11-13) 9 4 1 1 3 2 1 3.20 32 74 0.605 1.35 3.3
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 3 2 1 1.00 32 74 0.605 1.35 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dale Ford, 1B - Joe Brinkman, 2B - Nick Bremigan, 3B - Russ Goetz.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: 6,978.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 81° F, Wind 13mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Minnesota Twins
1 Rusty Torres LF 1 Hosken Powell RF
2 Don Kessinger SS 2 Mike Cubbage 3B
3 Chet Lemon RF 3 Rod Carew 1B
4 Lamar Johnson 1B 4 Roy Smalley SS
5 Wayne Nordhagen DH 5 Glenn Adams DH
6 Eric Soderholm 3B 6 Dan Ford CF
7 Bill Nahorodny C 7 Butch Wynegar C
8 Greg Pryor 2B 8 Rich Chiles LF
9 Thad Bosley CF 9 Rob Wilfong 2B
Francisco Barrios P Geoff Zahn P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-2 1 --- R CHW R. Torres G. Zahn -12% 70% Home Run (Deep LF)
b4 0-0 1 --- MIN R. Carew F. Barrios 9% 62% Double to RF; Carew to 3B/Adv on E9
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO CHW W. Nordhagen G. Zahn 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t7 1-2 2 --3 O CHW B. Nahorodny G. Zahn 7% 79% Foul Flyball: 1B
t9 1-2 0 --- O CHW C. Washington G. Zahn 7% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted

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' Geoff Zahn facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHW R. Torres G. Zahn 2% 52% Foul Flyball: 2B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHW D. Kessinger G. Zahn 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHW C. Lemon G. Zahn 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Francisco Barrios facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O MIN H. Powell F. Barrios -2% 53% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-0 1 --- O MIN M. Cubbage F. Barrios -2% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 2 --- O MIN R. Carew F. Barrios -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- CHW L. Johnson G. Zahn -4% 46% Single to CF
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO CHW W. Nordhagen G. Zahn 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O CHW E. Soderholm G. Zahn 1% 55% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Francisco Barrios facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O MIN R. Smalley F. Barrios -2% 53% Foul Flyball: 3B
b2 0-0 1 --- O MIN G. Adams F. Barrios -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- MIN D. Ford F. Barrios 1% 52% Single to RF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O MIN B. Wynegar F. Barrios -2% 50% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O CHW B. Nahorodny G. Zahn 2% 52% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- O CHW G. Pryor G. Zahn 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- CHW T. Bosley G. Zahn -1% 53% Single to 3B
t3 0-0 2 1-- CHW R. Torres G. Zahn -1% 52% Bosley Steals 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- CHW R. Torres G. Zahn -1% 51% Walk
t3 0-0 2 12- O CHW D. Kessinger G. Zahn 5% 55% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Francisco Barrios facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O MIN R. Chiles F. Barrios -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Wilfong F. Barrios -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b3 0-0 2 --- O MIN H. Powell F. Barrios -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- CHW C. Lemon G. Zahn -4% 46% Single to LF
t4 0-0 0 1-- O CHW L. Johnson G. Zahn 4% 50% Flyball: 2B
t4 0-0 1 1-- OO CHW W. Nordhagen G. Zahn 6% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Francisco Barrios facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- O MIN M. Cubbage F. Barrios -3% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 0-0 1 --- MIN R. Carew F. Barrios 9% 62% Double to RF; Carew to 3B/Adv on E9
b4 0-0 1 --3 R MIN R. Smalley F. Barrios 7% 69% Single to RF; Carew Scores/unER
b4 1-0 1 1-- O MIN G. Adams F. Barrios -3% 67% Strikeout
b4 1-0 2 1-- O MIN D. Ford F. Barrios -2% 64% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 6-7-8
t5 0-1 0 --- O CHW E. Soderholm G. Zahn 3% 68% Strikeout
t5 0-1 1 --- O CHW B. Nahorodny G. Zahn 2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-1 2 --- O CHW G. Pryor G. Zahn 1% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, White Sox' Francisco Barrios facing 7-8-9
b5 1-0 0 --- O MIN B. Wynegar F. Barrios -2% 69% Flyball: RF
b5 1-0 1 --- MIN R. Chiles F. Barrios 2% 72% Single to RF
b5 1-0 1 1-- MIN R. Wilfong F. Barrios 3% 75% Walk; Chiles to 2B
b5 1-0 1 12- MIN H. Powell F. Barrios 5% 80% Single to 2B; Chiles to 3B; Wilfong to 2B
b5 1-0 1 123 RO MIN M. Cubbage F. Barrios 2% 82% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Chiles Scores; Wilfong to 3B
b5 2-0 2 1-3 O MIN R. Carew F. Barrios -3% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 9-1-2
t6 0-2 0 --- O CHW T. Bosley G. Zahn 3% 82% Flyball: RF
t6 0-2 1 --- R CHW R. Torres G. Zahn -12% 70% Home Run (Deep LF)
t6 1-2 1 --- O CHW D. Kessinger G. Zahn 3% 73% Groundout: P-1B
t6 1-2 2 --- O CHW C. Lemon G. Zahn 2% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Francisco Barrios facing 4-5-6
Claudell Washington replaces Chet Lemon (RF) playing LF batting 3rd
Rusty Torres moves from LF to RF
b6 2-1 0 --- O MIN R. Smalley F. Barrios -2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 2-1 1 --- MIN G. Adams F. Barrios 2% 75% Walk
b6 2-1 1 1-- O MIN D. Ford F. Barrios -3% 72% Strikeout
b6 2-1 2 1-- MIN B. Wynegar F. Barrios 2% 74% Walk; Adams to 2B
b6 2-1 2 12- MIN R. Chiles F. Barrios 2% 76% Walk; Adams to 3B; Wynegar to 2B
b6 2-1 2 123 O MIN R. Wilfong F. Barrios -6% 70% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. White Sox 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 4-5-6
t7 1-2 0 --- CHW L. Johnson G. Zahn -7% 63% Walk
Ralph Garr pinch hits for Wayne Nordhagen (DH) batting 5th
Mike Squires pinch runs for Lamar Johnson (1B) batting 4th
t7 1-2 0 1-- O CHW R. Garr G. Zahn 3% 66% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Squires to 2B
t7 1-2 1 -2- O CHW E. Soderholm G. Zahn 6% 72% Flyball: CF; Squires to 3B
t7 1-2 2 --3 O CHW B. Nahorodny G. Zahn 7% 79% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Francisco Barrios facing 1-2-3
Mike Squires moves from PR to 1B
b7 2-1 0 --- O MIN H. Powell F. Barrios -2% 78% Flyball: RF
b7 2-1 1 --- O MIN M. Cubbage F. Barrios -1% 76% Flyball: CF
b7 2-1 2 --- MIN R. Carew F. Barrios 2% 79% Triple to CF
b7 2-1 2 --3 O MIN R. Smalley F. Barrios -3% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 8-9-1
t8 1-2 0 --- O CHW G. Pryor G. Zahn 5% 81% Flyball: RF
t8 1-2 1 --- O CHW T. Bosley G. Zahn 4% 85% Flyball: CF
t8 1-2 2 --- CHW R. Torres G. Zahn -3% 81% Walk
t8 1-2 2 1-- O CHW D. Kessinger G. Zahn 6% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Francisco Barrios facing 5-6-7
b8 2-1 0 --- MIN G. Adams F. Barrios 2% 89% Walk
Willie Norwood pinch runs for Glenn Adams (DH) batting 5th
b8 2-1 0 1-- O MIN D. Ford F. Barrios -1% 88% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Norwood to 2B
b8 2-1 1 -2- MIN B. Wynegar F. Barrios 1% 89% Walk
b8 2-1 1 12- O MIN R. Chiles F. Barrios -2% 87% Flyball: LF
b8 2-1 2 12- O MIN R. Wilfong F. Barrios -2% 84% Single to P; Norwood out at 3B/P-C-3B; Wynegar to 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 3-4-5
Bombo Rivera replaces Rich Chiles playing LF batting 8th
t9 1-2 0 --- O CHW C. Washington G. Zahn 7% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 1-2 1 --- O CHW M. Squires G. Zahn 5% 96% Flyball: CF
Kevin Bell pinch hits for Ralph Garr (DH) batting 5th
t9 1-2 2 --- O CHW K. Bell G. Zahn 4% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Twins 2.

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