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Scores
Standings
TOR
@DET
2
6
OAK
@MIN
5
1
TEX
@NYY
3
10
CAL
@SEA
6
2
NYM
@CHC
2
0
HOU
@LAD
0
2
MON
@PIT
6
5
SDP
@SFG
4
1
 
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Thursday, April 9, 1981, 1:15PM
, Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 42,658, Time of Game: 2:46
Athletics
5
1-0
Won 1 
1st
at Twins
1
0-1
Lost 1 
5th, 1 GB
W: Mike Norris (1-0)
L: Jerry Koosman (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   2  0  1   0  1  1    5  9  0
Twins           0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  6  1

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson LF 3 0 0 0 2 1 5 .000 .400 .000 .400 -0.031 0.78 0.033 -0.064 0.0 2 0
Dwayne Murphy CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.084 0.80 0.000 -0.084 -1.5 6 0 SH
Cliff Johnson DH 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .250 .400 .250 .650 -0.021 0.64 0.036 -0.057 -0.6
Tony Armas RF 5 3 3 2 0 0 5 .600 .600 1.200 1.800 0.139 0.80 0.178 -0.039 1.8 3 0 HR
Mike Heath C 3 1 1 1 1 0 5 .333 .500 1.333 1.833 0.051 0.70 0.083 -0.032 0.7 4 0 HR,SH
Jeff Newman 1B 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .250 .400 .500 .900 0.069 0.74 0.123 -0.054 0.6 9 0 2B
Shooty Babitt 2B 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .250 .400 .250 .650 0.067 0.74 0.138 -0.072 0.4 1 2 SB
Dave McKay 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.033 0.66 0.011 -0.044 -0.6 0 4
Rob Picciolo SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .333 .500 .333 .833 -0.028 0.66 0.020 -0.048 -0.2 2 1
Mike Norris P 0 3
Team Totals 34 5 9 5 7 3 43 .265 .390 .471 .861 0.129 0.73 0.622 -0.494 0.7 27 10
2B: J Newman (1, off J Koosman).
HR: M Heath (1, off J Koosman, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); T Armas (1, off J O'Connor, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: D Murphy (1, off J Koosman); M Heath (1, off J Koosman).
TB: T Armas 6; M Heath 4; J Newman 2; R Picciolo; D McKay; S Babitt; C Johnson.
RBI: T Armas 2 (2); M Heath (1); J Newman (1); S Babitt (1).
2-out RBI: J Newman; S Babitt; T Armas.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Baserunning
SB: S Babitt (1, 2nd base off D Cooper/S Butera).
Pickoffs: C Johnson (1st base by J Koosman).

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 1 1 1 5 .250 .400 .250 .650 0.144 1.34 0.179 -0.035 0.8 3 0
Rob Wilfong 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.203 2.41 0.024 -0.227 -1.2 1 1
John Castino 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.012 1.41 0.093 -0.081 0.2 0 2
Roy Smalley SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.062 1.03 0.027 -0.089 -0.5 1 6
Glenn Adams DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.022 1.05 0.054 -0.076 -0.3
Gary Ward LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.173 1.50 0.000 -0.173 -1.4 2 0
Mickey Hatcher 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.006 1.11 0.081 -0.075 -0.2 13 1
Greg Johnston CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.030 1.28 0.105 -0.074 -0.1 2 0
Ray Smith C 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.011 0.90 0.028 -0.017 0.1 3 0
   Danny Goodwin PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.109 3.36 0.000 -0.109 -0.7
   Sal Butera C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rick Sofield PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.005 0.20 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
Jerry Koosman P 1 4
   Don Cooper P 0 0
   Jack O'Connor P 1 0
Team Totals 33 1 6 1 4 3 37 .182 .270 .182 .452 -0.371 1.38 0.591 -0.961 -3.3 27 14
TB: M Hatcher 2; G Johnston; J Castino; R Smith; H Powell.
RBI: H Powell (1).
2-out RBI: H Powell.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
E: J Koosman (1).

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Norris, W (1-0) 9 6 1 1 4 3 0 1.00 37 70 0.372 1.38 3.3
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 4 3 0 1.00 37 70 0.372 1.38 3.3

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jerry Koosman, L (0-1) 7.1 8 4 4 4 3 1 4.91 34 45 -0.128 0.86 -0.7
Don Cooper 0.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.00 3 1 0 -0.004 0.38 -0.2
Jack O'Connor 1.1 1 1 1 1 0 1 6.75 6 3 0 0.004 0.19 0.2
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 7 3 2 5.00 43 45 4 0 -0.128 0.73 -0.7
Balks: None.
WP: M Norris 2 (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Koosman (0; C Johnson, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Jim McKean, 2B - Rich Garcia, 3B - Greg Kosc.
Time of Game: 2:46.
Attendance: 42,658.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 65° F, Wind 16mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Minnesota Twins
1 Rickey Henderson LF 1 Hosken Powell RF
2 Dwayne Murphy CF 2 Rob Wilfong 2B
3 Cliff Johnson DH 3 John Castino 3B
4 Tony Armas RF 4 Roy Smalley SS
5 Mike Heath C 5 Glenn Adams DH
6 Jeff Newman 1B 6 Gary Ward LF
7 Shooty Babitt 2B 7 Mickey Hatcher 1B
8 Dave McKay 3B 8 Greg Johnston CF
9 Rob Picciolo SS 9 Ray Smith C
Mike Norris P Jerry Koosman P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-3 2 123 O MIN R. Wilfong M. Norris 13% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-2 2 12- R MIN H. Powell M. Norris -13% 60% Single to RF; Johnston Scores; Smith to 2B
t6 2-1 2 -2- R OAK S. Babitt J. Koosman 13% 78% Single to RF; Armas Scores; Babitt to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t4 1-0 2 12- R OAK J. Newman J. Koosman 12% 75% Double to LF; Armas Scores; Heath to 3B
t4 0-0 2 -2- R OAK T. Armas J. Koosman 12% 60% Single to LF (LF-CF); Johnson Scores

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' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O OAK R. Henderson J. Koosman -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O OAK D. Murphy J. Koosman -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O OAK C. Johnson J. Koosman -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O MIN H. Powell M. Norris 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- MIN R. Wilfong M. Norris -2% 45% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- O MIN J. Castino M. Norris 3% 48% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-0 2 1-- O MIN R. Smalley M. Norris 2% 50% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O OAK T. Armas J. Koosman -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O OAK M. Heath J. Koosman -2% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O OAK J. Newman J. Koosman -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O MIN G. Adams M. Norris 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 --- O MIN G. Ward M. Norris 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 --- O MIN M. Hatcher M. Norris 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O OAK S. Babitt J. Koosman -2% 48% Popfly: 1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O OAK D. McKay J. Koosman -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 2 --- O OAK R. Picciolo J. Koosman -1% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O MIN G. Johnston M. Norris 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Smith M. Norris 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O MIN H. Powell M. Norris 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- O OAK R. Henderson J. Koosman -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O OAK D. Murphy J. Koosman -2% 45% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- OAK C. Johnson J. Koosman 2% 47% Single to LF
t4 0-0 2 1-- OAK T. Armas J. Koosman 1% 48% Johnson Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Johnson to 2B
t4 0-0 2 -2- R OAK T. Armas J. Koosman 12% 60% Single to LF (LF-CF); Johnson Scores
t4 1-0 2 1-- OAK M. Heath J. Koosman 2% 62% Walk; Armas to 2B
t4 1-0 2 12- R OAK J. Newman J. Koosman 12% 75% Double to LF; Armas Scores; Heath to 3B
t4 2-0 2 -23 O OAK S. Babitt J. Koosman -4% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- O MIN R. Wilfong M. Norris 3% 73% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 1 --- O MIN J. Castino M. Norris 2% 75% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 2 --- MIN R. Smalley M. Norris -2% 73% Walk
b4 0-2 2 1-- MIN G. Adams M. Norris -1% 72% Wild Pitch; Smalley to 2B
b4 0-2 2 -2- O MIN G. Adams M. Norris 4% 76% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- O OAK D. McKay J. Koosman -2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-0 1 --- OAK R. Picciolo J. Koosman 2% 76% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t5 2-0 1 1-- OAK R. Henderson J. Koosman 3% 79% Walk; Picciolo to 2B
t5 2-0 1 12- O OAK D. Murphy J. Koosman -2% 77% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Picciolo to 3B; Henderson to 2B
t5 2-0 2 -23 O OAK C. Johnson J. Koosman -4% 72% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- O MIN G. Ward M. Norris 3% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-2 1 --- MIN M. Hatcher M. Norris -4% 72% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b5 0-2 1 1-- O MIN G. Johnston M. Norris 4% 76% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 0-2 2 1-- MIN R. Smith M. Norris -3% 73% Single to CF; Johnston to 2B
b5 0-2 2 12- R MIN H. Powell M. Norris -13% 60% Single to RF; Johnston Scores; Smith to 2B
b5 1-2 2 12- O MIN R. Wilfong M. Norris 7% 67% Foul Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Twins 1.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 4-5-6
t6 2-1 0 --- OAK T. Armas J. Koosman 4% 70% Single to LF
t6 2-1 0 1-- O OAK M. Heath J. Koosman -2% 69% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Armas to 2B
t6 2-1 1 -2- O OAK J. Newman J. Koosman -4% 65% Lineout: SS
t6 2-1 2 -2- R OAK S. Babitt J. Koosman 13% 78% Single to RF; Armas Scores; Babitt to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t6 3-1 2 -2- OAK D. McKay J. Koosman 1% 79% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Babitt to 3B
t6 3-1 2 1-3 O OAK R. Picciolo J. Koosman -4% 75% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 3-4-5
b6 1-3 0 --- O MIN J. Castino M. Norris 3% 79% Flyball: CF
b6 1-3 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley M. Norris 2% 81% Flyball: CF
b6 1-3 2 --- O MIN G. Adams M. Norris 1% 82% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Twins 1.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
t7 3-1 0 --- O OAK R. Henderson J. Koosman -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-1 1 --- O OAK D. Murphy J. Koosman -1% 80% Strikeout Looking
t7 3-1 2 --- OAK C. Johnson J. Koosman 1% 81% Walk
t7 3-1 2 1-- O OAK T. Armas J. Koosman -2% 79% Lineout: P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 6-7-8
b7 1-3 0 --- O MIN G. Ward M. Norris 4% 83% Lineout: LF
b7 1-3 1 --- MIN M. Hatcher M. Norris -5% 78% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b7 1-3 1 1-- MIN G. Johnston M. Norris -10% 68% Single to LF (LF-CF); Hatcher to 3B
Danny Goodwin pinch hits for Ray Smith (C) batting 9th
b7 1-3 1 1-3 O MIN D. Goodwin M. Norris 11% 79% Fielder's Choice P; Hatcher out at Hm/P-C; Johnston to 3B; Goodwin to 1B
b7 1-3 2 1-3 MIN H. Powell M. Norris -5% 74% Walk; Goodwin to 2B
b7 1-3 2 123 O MIN R. Wilfong M. Norris 13% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 3, Twins 1.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 5-6-7
Sal Butera replaces Danny Goodwin (PH) playing C batting 9th
t8 3-1 0 --- R OAK M. Heath J. Koosman 6% 93% Home Run
t8 4-1 0 --- O OAK J. Newman J. Koosman -1% 93% Lineout: LF
t8 4-1 1 --- OAK S. Babitt J. Koosman 1% 93% Walk
Don Cooper replaces Jerry Koosman pitching
t8 4-1 1 1-- OAK D. McKay D. Cooper 1% 94% Babitt Steals 2B
t8 4-1 1 -2- O OAK D. McKay D. Cooper -1% 93% Flyball: RF
t8 4-1 2 -2- OAK R. Picciolo D. Cooper 0% 93% Walk
t8 4-1 2 12- OAK R. Henderson D. Cooper 1% 94% Walk; Babitt to 3B; Picciolo to 2B
Jack O'Connor replaces Don Cooper pitching
t8 4-1 2 123 O OAK D. Murphy J. O'Connor -2% 92% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 4, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-4, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 3-4-5
b8 1-4 0 --- MIN J. Castino M. Norris -5% 87% Single to CF
b8 1-4 0 1-- O MIN R. Smalley M. Norris 4% 92% Flyball: CF
b8 1-4 1 1-- MIN G. Adams M. Norris -5% 86% Walk; Castino to 2B
b8 1-4 1 12- MIN G. Ward M. Norris -5% 82% Wild Pitch; Castino to 3B; Adams to 2B
b8 1-4 1 -23 O MIN G. Ward M. Norris 9% 90% Strikeout
b8 1-4 2 -23 O MIN M. Hatcher M. Norris 6% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Twins 1.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-1, Twins' Jack O'Connor facing 3-4-5
t9 4-1 0 --- O OAK C. Johnson J. O'Connor -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 4-1 1 --- R OAK T. Armas J. O'Connor 2% 98% Home Run
t9 5-1 1 --- O OAK M. Heath J. O'Connor -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t9 5-1 2 --- OAK J. Newman J. O'Connor 0% 98% Walk
t9 5-1 2 1-- O OAK S. Babitt J. O'Connor -0% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 8-9-1
b9 1-5 0 --- O MIN G. Johnston M. Norris 1% 99% Groundout: P-1B
Rick Sofield pinch hits for Sal Butera (C) batting 9th
b9 1-5 1 --- O MIN R. Sofield M. Norris 1% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 1-5 2 --- O MIN H. Powell M. Norris 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Twins 1.

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