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Standings
BAL
@BOS
5
7
CAL
@KCR
1
2
CLE
@MIN
5
6
TOR
@NYY
1
8
OAK
@TEX
0
3
CHC
@PHI
8
3
LAD
@SDP
10
0
Monday, September 29, 1986,
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 6,232, Time of Game: 2:33
Indians
5
80-77
 Lost 1 
5th, 15 GB
at Twins
6
67-89
 Won 2 
6th, 23 GB
W: Bert Blyleven (16-14)
L: Greg Swindell (4-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  1   2  0  0   1  1  0    5  8  3
Twins           0  0  2   2  0  0   0  2  X    6 10  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brett Butler CF 4 1 2 1 0 1 .275 .724 0.199 1.23 0.325 -0.126 0.4 1 0 HR
Dave Clark RF 3 1 0 0 1 0 .244 .740 -0.017 1.21 0.046 -0.064 -0.2 1 0
Joe Carter 1B 4 1 2 2 0 1 .302 .850 0.157 0.95 0.218 -0.061 1.3 5 1 HR,CS
Mel Hall LF 4 1 1 0 0 2 .297 .837 -0.007 1.62 0.116 -0.122 -0.1 5 0 2B
Cory Snyder SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 .284 .833 0.074 1.46 0.136 -0.062 -0.1 1 1 2B
   Otis Nixon PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .631 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Pat Tabler DH 4 0 0 1 0 0 .322 .783 -0.103 1.88 0.035 -0.137 -0.4
Brook Jacoby 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .285 .790 -0.130 1.75 0.042 -0.172 -0.6 0 0 2B
Chris Bando C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .625 -0.103 1.27 0.000 -0.103 -0.7 6 0
Jay Bell 2B 3 1 1 1 0 2 .333 1.667 0.053 0.96 0.116 -0.063 0.6 2 3 HR
   Fran Mullins 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .496 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Greg Swindell P 2 1
   Doug Jones P 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 8 5 1 9 .242 .871 0.123 1.37 1.034 -0.910 0.3 24 6
2B: C Snyder (20, off M Portugal); M Hall (27, off B Blyleven); B Jacoby (29, off B Blyleven).
HR: B Butler (4, off B Blyleven; 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); J Bell (1, off B Blyleven; 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); J Carter (28, off B Blyleven; 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: J Carter 5; B Butler 5; J Bell 4; M Hall 2; C Snyder 2; B Jacoby 2.
RBI: J Carter 2 (113); P Tabler (43); J Bell (1); B Butler (49).
2-out RBI: J Bell.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
E: B Butler (3); J Bell (1); B Jacoby (23).
Baserunning
CS: J Carter (7, 2nd base by B Blyleven/T Laudner).
Pickoffs: B Butler (2nd base by B Blyleven).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mark Davidson RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .113 .312 -0.033 1.29 0.113 -0.146 -0.4 2 0 CS
Mickey Hatcher 1B 3 0 0 1 0 0 .273 .670 -0.050 1.11 0.009 -0.059 -0.5 8 0 SF
   Kent Hrbek 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .850 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Kirby Puckett CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .329 .900 0.092 1.11 0.119 -0.027 0.3 1 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 .286 .867 0.319 1.77 0.354 -0.035 1.7 0 0
Tom Brunansky DH 3 0 1 1 0 0 .259 .746 -0.015 1.57 0.053 -0.068 -0.5 SF
Tim Laudner C 3 0 0 0 0 2 .238 .761 -0.082 1.03 0.000 -0.082 -0.8 9 1
   Mark Salas PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .666 -0.072 2.52 0.000 -0.072 -0.4
   Jeff Reed C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .657 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Billy Beane LF 3 1 2 0 0 1 .213 .553 0.011 0.83 0.045 -0.034 0.1 2 0
   Randy Bush PH-LF 1 0 1 1 0 0 .262 .749 0.275 2.83 0.275 0.000 1.0 0 0
Greg Gagne SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 .241 .664 0.011 1.16 0.072 -0.061 0.1 2 1 2B
   Roy Smalley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .779 -0.023 0.82 0.000 -0.023 -0.3
   Steve Lombardozzi 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .641 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Alvaro Espinoza 2B-SS 3 2 2 0 0 0 .235 .522 0.191 1.36 0.230 -0.039 1.6 2 4
Bert Blyleven P 0 3
   Mark Portugal P 0 0
Team Totals 33 6 10 4 0 6 .303 .619 0.624 1.34 1.270 -0.646 1.8 27 9
2B: G Gagne (22, off G Swindell).
SF: T Brunansky (7, off D Jones); M Hatcher (4, off G Swindell).
TB: A Espinoza 2; B Beane 2; G Gagne 2; G Gaetti 2; K Puckett; R Bush; T Brunansky.
RBI: R Bush (42); T Brunansky (72); M Hatcher (32); G Gaetti (107).
2-out RBI: G Gaetti; R Bush.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Baserunning
CS: M Davidson (3, 2nd base by G Swindell/C Bando).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Greg Swindell, L (4-2) 7 9 6 3 0 6 0 4.02 31 47 -0.433 1.21 -1.7
Doug Jones, BS (1) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 4 2 2 -0.190 2.41 -0.1
Team Totals 8 10 6 3 0 6 0 3.38 35 47 2 2 -0.623 1.34 -1.8
G Swindell faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bert Blyleven, W (16-14) 8 7 5 5 1 9 3 4.04 30 56 -0.290 1.13 -0.8
Mark Portugal, S (1) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.38 4 0 0 0.167 3.26 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 1 9 3 5.00 34 56 0 0 -0.123 1.37 -0.3
Balks: G Swindell (2).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: B Blyleven (4; B Butler, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Clark, 1B - John Shulock, 2B - Dan Morrison, 3B - Jim McKean.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Minnesota Twins
1 Brett Butler CF 1 Mark Davidson RF
2 Dave Clark RF 2 Mickey Hatcher 1B
3 Joe Carter 1B 3 Kirby Puckett CF
4 Mel Hall LF 4 Gary Gaetti 3B
5 Cory Snyder SS 5 Tom Brunansky DH
6 Pat Tabler DH 6 Tim Laudner C
7 Brook Jacoby 3B 7 Billy Beane LF
8 Chris Bando C 8 Greg Gagne SS
9 Jay Bell 2B 9 Alvaro Espinoza 2B
Greg Swindell P Bert Blyleven P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 5-5 2 -2- R MIN R. Bush D. Jones 28% 86% Single to LF; Gaetti Scores; Bush to 2B
t8 4-4 1 --- R CLE B. Butler B. Blyleven -27% 28% Home Run
b8 4-5 0 1-- MIN G. Gaetti G. Swindell 23% 64% Single to CF; Puckett to 3B
t4 1-2 0 1-- RR CLE J. Carter B. Blyleven -20% 38% Home Run; Clark Scores
b4 2-3 2 1-- R MIN A. Espinoza G. Swindell 15% 55% Single to CF; Beane Scores/Adv on E8/No RBI/unER; Espinoza to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Butler B. Blyleven 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE D. Clark B. Blyleven 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CLE J. Carter B. Blyleven 1% 55% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Greg Swindell facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O MIN M. Davidson G. Swindell -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O MIN M. Hatcher G. Swindell -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O MIN K. Puckett G. Swindell -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE M. Hall B. Blyleven 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O CLE C. Snyder B. Blyleven 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O CLE P. Tabler B. Blyleven 1% 55% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Greg Swindell facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O MIN G. Gaetti G. Swindell -2% 53% Flyball: SS
b2 0-0 1 --- MIN T. Brunansky G. Swindell 3% 55% Single to RF
b2 0-0 1 1-- MIN T. Laudner G. Swindell 2% 57% Balk; Brunansky to 2B
b2 0-0 1 -2- O MIN T. Laudner G. Swindell -4% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 -2- O MIN B. Beane G. Swindell -3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Jacoby B. Blyleven 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O CLE C. Bando B. Blyleven 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R CLE J. Bell B. Blyleven -12% 43% Home Run
t3 1-0 2 --- O CLE B. Butler B. Blyleven 1% 44% Foul Flyball: 1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Greg Swindell facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- MIN G. Gagne G. Swindell 7% 51% Double to LF
b3 0-1 0 -2- MIN A. Espinoza G. Swindell 8% 59% Single to RF; Gagne to 3B
b3 0-1 0 1-3 O MIN M. Davidson G. Swindell -7% 52% Strikeout
b3 0-1 1 1-3 RO MIN M. Hatcher G. Swindell 1% 53% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Short LF); Gagne Scores
b3 1-1 2 1-- MIN K. Puckett G. Swindell 2% 55% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Espinoza to 2B; Puckett to 1B
b3 1-1 2 12- R MIN G. Gaetti G. Swindell 12% 67% Single to RF; Espinoza Scores/unER; Puckett to 3B
b3 2-1 2 1-3 O MIN T. Brunansky G. Swindell -5% 62% Foul Flyball: P
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 2-3-4
t4 1-2 0 --- CLE D. Clark B. Blyleven -5% 58% Walk
t4 1-2 0 1-- RR CLE J. Carter B. Blyleven -20% 38% Home Run; Clark Scores
t4 3-2 0 --- O CLE M. Hall B. Blyleven 2% 40% Strikeout Looking
t4 3-2 1 --- O CLE C. Snyder B. Blyleven 2% 42% Strikeout Looking
t4 3-2 2 --- O CLE P. Tabler B. Blyleven 1% 43% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Greg Swindell facing 6-7-8
b4 2-3 0 --- O MIN T. Laudner G. Swindell -3% 40% Flyball: LF
b4 2-3 1 --- MIN B. Beane G. Swindell 3% 43% Single to CF
b4 2-3 1 1-- O MIN G. Gagne G. Swindell -4% 39% Flyball: RF
b4 2-3 2 1-- R MIN A. Espinoza G. Swindell 15% 55% Single to CF; Beane Scores/Adv on E8/No RBI/unER; Espinoza to 3B
b4 3-3 2 --3 R MIN M. Davidson G. Swindell 11% 66% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Espinoza Scores/No RBI/unER; Davidson to 1B
b4 4-3 2 1-- O MIN M. Hatcher G. Swindell -2% 64% Davidson Caught Stealing 2B (P-1B-2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Twins 4.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-4, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
t5 3-4 0 --- O CLE B. Jacoby B. Blyleven 3% 67% Strikeout
t5 3-4 1 --- O CLE C. Bando B. Blyleven 2% 69% Flyball: SS
t5 3-4 2 --- O CLE J. Bell B. Blyleven 2% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-3, Indians' Greg Swindell facing 2-3-4
b5 4-3 0 --- O MIN M. Hatcher G. Swindell -2% 69% Flyball: CF
b5 4-3 1 --- O MIN K. Puckett G. Swindell -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 4-3 2 --- O MIN G. Gaetti G. Swindell -1% 66% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Twins 4.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-4, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
t6 3-4 0 --- CLE B. Butler B. Blyleven -6% 60% Single to CF
t6 3-4 0 1-- O CLE D. Clark B. Blyleven 3% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B; Butler to 2B
t6 3-4 1 -2- O CLE J. Carter B. Blyleven 9% 72% Butler Picked off 2B (P-2B)
t6 3-4 2 --- CLE J. Carter B. Blyleven -2% 70% Single to CF
t6 3-4 2 1-- O CLE M. Hall B. Blyleven 4% 74% Carter Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-3, Indians' Greg Swindell facing 5-6-7
b6 4-3 0 --- O MIN T. Brunansky G. Swindell -2% 72% Foul Flyball: 1B
b6 4-3 1 --- O MIN T. Laudner G. Swindell -2% 70% Strikeout
b6 4-3 2 --- MIN B. Beane G. Swindell 1% 71% Single to SS
b6 4-3 2 1-- O MIN G. Gagne G. Swindell -2% 69% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Twins 4.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-4, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
t7 3-4 0 --- CLE M. Hall B. Blyleven -12% 57% Double to CF
t7 3-4 0 -2- O CLE C. Snyder B. Blyleven 3% 60% Groundout: P-1B; Hall to 3B
t7 3-4 1 --3 RO CLE P. Tabler B. Blyleven -3% 57% Groundout: P-2B-1B; Hall Scores
t7 4-4 2 --- CLE B. Jacoby B. Blyleven -4% 53% Double to LF
t7 4-4 2 -2- O CLE C. Bando B. Blyleven 6% 59% Lineout: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Tied 4-4, Indians' Greg Swindell facing 9-1-2
b7 4-4 0 --- O MIN A. Espinoza G. Swindell -4% 55% Foul Flyball: P
b7 4-4 1 --- O MIN M. Davidson G. Swindell -3% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 4-4 2 --- O MIN M. Hatcher G. Swindell -2% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Twins 4.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Tied 4-4, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
t8 4-4 0 --- O CLE J. Bell B. Blyleven 5% 55% Strikeout
t8 4-4 1 --- R CLE B. Butler B. Blyleven -27% 28% Home Run
t8 5-4 1 --- O CLE D. Clark B. Blyleven 2% 30% Flyball: LF
t8 5-4 2 --- O CLE J. Carter B. Blyleven 1% 31% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Indians' Greg Swindell facing 3-4-5
Fran Mullins replaces Jay Bell playing 2B batting 9th
b8 4-5 0 --- MIN K. Puckett G. Swindell 10% 41% Single to LF
b8 4-5 0 1-- MIN G. Gaetti G. Swindell 23% 64% Single to CF; Puckett to 3B
Doug Jones replaces Greg Swindell pitching
b8 4-5 0 1-3 RO MIN T. Brunansky D. Jones 1% 65% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Puckett Scores; Gaetti to 2B
Mark Salas pinch hits for Tim Laudner (C) batting 6th
b8 5-5 1 -2- O MIN M. Salas D. Jones -7% 58% Flyball: 2B
Randy Bush pinch hits for Billy Beane (LF) batting 7th
b8 5-5 2 -2- R MIN R. Bush D. Jones 28% 86% Single to LF; Gaetti Scores; Bush to 2B
Roy Smalley pinch hits for Greg Gagne (SS) batting 8th
b8 6-5 2 -2- O MIN R. Smalley D. Jones -2% 83% Lineout: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Twins 6.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 5-6, Twins' Mark Portugal facing 4-5-6
Mark Portugal replaces Bert Blyleven pitching
Jeff Reed replaces Mark Salas (PH) playing C batting 6th
Kent Hrbek replaces Mickey Hatcher playing 1B batting 2nd
Steve Lombardozzi replaces Roy Smalley (PH) playing 2B batting 8th
Alvaro Espinoza moves from 2B to SS
Randy Bush moves from PH to LF
t9 5-6 0 --- O CLE M. Hall M. Portugal 7% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 5-6 1 --- CLE C. Snyder M. Portugal -14% 77% Double to RF
Otis Nixon pinch runs for Cory Snyder (SS) batting 5th
t9 5-6 1 -2- O CLE P. Tabler M. Portugal 11% 89% Flyball: CF
t9 5-6 2 -2- O CLE B. Jacoby M. Portugal 11% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Twins 6.

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