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Scores
Standings
BAL
@CAL
4
2
TEX
@CHW
7
2
CLE
@DET
3
5
MIL
@KCR
0
13
BOS
@MIN
6
1
TOR
@OAK
3
10
NYY
@SEA
8
10
CHC
@HOU
2
1
LAD
@MON
3
10
SFG
@NYM
5
4
 
(10)
SDP
@PHI
0
9
ATL
@PIT
10
8
CIN
@STL
5
6
Saturday, May 16, 1987,
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 23,414, Time of Game: 2:31
Red Sox
6
16-19
 Won 1 
5th, 6½ GB
at Twins
1
18-18
 Lost 1 
4th, 2½ GB
W: Roger Clemens (3-3)
L: Bert Blyleven (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  4    6  6  0
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    1  8  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ellis Burks CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .321 .333 .554 .887 0.016 0.58 0.058 -0.042 0.7 4 0 2B
Ed Romero 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .304 .379 .326 .705 -0.051 0.62 0.024 -0.075 -1.0 3 1 GDP
   Marty Barrett 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .262 .218 .480 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Wade Boggs 3B 3 2 1 2 1 1 4 .328 .407 .516 .922 0.130 0.71 0.160 -0.030 1.6 1 1 HR,IW
Don Baylor DH 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .256 .377 .504 .881 -0.011 0.61 0.034 -0.046 0.6 2B
Dwight Evans RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .280 .397 .534 .931 -0.047 0.38 0.000 -0.047 -1.3 1 0
Bill Buckner 1B 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .246 .265 .300 .565 -0.014 0.54 0.034 -0.048 1.8 6 1 HR
Mike Greenwell LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .280 .345 .620 .965 -0.043 0.55 0.000 -0.043 -0.6 0 0
   Dave Henderson LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .326 .463 .788 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.1 1 0
Spike Owen SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .132 .233 .184 .417 -0.010 0.39 0.010 -0.021 -0.2 2 3
Rich Gedman C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .037 .037 .037 .074 -0.048 0.58 0.000 -0.048 -0.6 8 1
Roger Clemens P 1 1
Team Totals 32 6 6 6 2 7 34 .188 .235 .438 .673 -0.078 0.54 0.320 -0.400 0.9 27 8
2B: E Burks (7, off B Blyleven); D Baylor (6, off B Blyleven).
HR: W Boggs (6, off B Blyleven, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF); B Buckner (1, off J Reardon, 9th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
IBB: W Boggs (4, by B Blyleven).
TB: W Boggs 4; B Buckner 4; E Burks 3; D Baylor 2; E Romero.
GIDP: E Romero (3).
RBI: B Buckner 3 (20); W Boggs 2 (18); D Baylor (22).
2-out RBI: B Buckner 3.
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. S Owen-B Buckner; S Owen-E Romero-B Buckner.

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Newman SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .316 .364 .680 -0.123 1.15 0.015 -0.138 -0.9 0 6 CS
Randy Bush RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .219 .333 .370 .703 -0.034 1.00 0.046 -0.080 -0.2 0 0
Kirby Puckett CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .331 .377 .549 .926 0.017 0.99 0.072 -0.055 0.3 4 0
Kent Hrbek 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .229 .336 .373 .709 -0.017 1.33 0.076 -0.093 -0.2 12 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .246 .291 .471 .762 -0.043 1.29 0.100 -0.144 0.3 0 2 GDP
Roy Smalley DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .282 .319 .471 .789 -0.139 1.58 0.010 -0.150 -0.7
Tom Brunansky LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .259 .344 .405 .749 -0.097 1.32 0.029 -0.126 -0.2 2 0
Steve Lombardozzi 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .255 .348 .398 .746 -0.011 1.21 0.080 -0.091 -1.6 1 3 GDP
Tom Nieto C 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .247 .293 .377 .669 -0.057 1.08 0.000 -0.057 -0.4 7 0
   Mark Salas PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .346 .273 .619 -0.072 3.07 0.000 -0.072 -0.4 1 0
Bert Blyleven P 0 2
   Jeff Reardon P 0 0
Team Totals 32 1 8 1 3 7 35 .250 .314 .250 .564 -0.576 1.27 0.428 -1.006 -4.1 27 13
TB: G Gaetti 2; K Puckett 2; K Hrbek; A Newman; R Smalley; R Bush.
GIDP: S Lombardozzi (5); G Gaetti (7).
RBI: G Gaetti (24).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Newman-S Lombardozzi-K Hrbek.
Baserunning
CS: A Newman (4, 2nd base by R Clemens/R Gedman).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Roger Clemens, W (3-3) 9 8 1 1 3 7 0 2.85 35 71 0.578 1.27 4.1
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 3 7 0 1.00 35 71 0.578 1.27 4.1

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bert Blyleven, L (3-3) 8.1 5 5 5 2 6 1 4.52 31 57 0.097 0.57 0.6
Jeff Reardon 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 10.80 3 2 2 -0.020 0.21 -1.5
Team Totals 9 6 6 6 2 7 2 6.00 34 57 2 2 0.077 0.54 -0.9
Balks: None.
WP: B Blyleven (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: B Blyleven (2; W Boggs).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rocky Roe, 1B - Larry Barnett, 2B - Greg Kosc, 3B - Vic Voltaggio.
Time of Game: 2:31.
Attendance: 23,414.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Minnesota Twins
1 Ellis Burks CF 1 Al Newman SS
2 Ed Romero 2B 2 Randy Bush RF
3 Wade Boggs 3B 3 Kirby Puckett CF
4 Don Baylor DH 4 Kent Hrbek 1B
5 Dwight Evans RF 5 Gary Gaetti 3B
6 Bill Buckner 1B 6 Roy Smalley DH
7 Mike Greenwell LF 7 Tom Brunansky LF
8 Spike Owen SS 8 Steve Lombardozzi 2B
9 Rich Gedman C 9 Tom Nieto C
Roger Clemens P 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 1 1-- RR BOS W. Boggs B. Blyleven 16% 66% Home Run; Romero Scores
b4 0-2 1 1-3 OO MIN G. Gaetti R. Clemens 14% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b7 0-2 1 12- O MIN R. Smalley R. Clemens 8% 77% Strikeout
b8 0-2 0 --- MIN S. Lombardozzi R. Clemens -8% 74% Walk
b7 0-2 2 12- O MIN T. Brunansky R. Clemens 8% 85% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS E. Burks B. Blyleven -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- BOS E. Romero B. Blyleven 2% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- RR BOS W. Boggs B. Blyleven 16% 66% Home Run; Romero Scores
t1 2-0 1 --- O BOS D. Baylor B. Blyleven -1% 64% Strikeout Looking
t1 2-0 2 --- O BOS D. Evans B. Blyleven -1% 64% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O MIN A. Newman R. Clemens 2% 66% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- O MIN R. Bush R. Clemens 2% 68% Flyball: CF
b1 0-2 2 --- O MIN K. Puckett R. Clemens 1% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 6-7-8
t2 2-0 0 --- O BOS B. Buckner B. Blyleven -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 2-0 1 --- O BOS M. Greenwell B. Blyleven -1% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 2-0 2 --- O BOS S. Owen B. Blyleven -1% 65% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O MIN K. Hrbek R. Clemens 3% 67% Lineout: CF
b2 0-2 1 --- MIN G. Gaetti R. Clemens -3% 64% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b2 0-2 1 1-- O MIN R. Smalley R. Clemens 3% 68% Lineout: CF
b2 0-2 2 1-- O MIN T. Brunansky R. Clemens 3% 70% Foul Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
t3 2-0 0 --- O BOS R. Gedman B. Blyleven -2% 68% Flyball: LF
t3 2-0 1 --- BOS E. Burks B. Blyleven 2% 70% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t3 2-0 1 1-- OO BOS E. Romero B. Blyleven -4% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O MIN S. Lombardozzi R. Clemens 3% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- O MIN T. Nieto R. Clemens 2% 70% Strikeout
b3 0-2 2 --- MIN A. Newman R. Clemens -1% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 0-2 2 1-- O MIN R. Bush R. Clemens 3% 72% Newman Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 3-4-5
t4 2-0 0 --- O BOS W. Boggs B. Blyleven -2% 70% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-0 1 --- O BOS D. Baylor B. Blyleven -1% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-0 2 --- O BOS D. Evans B. Blyleven -1% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- MIN R. Bush R. Clemens -5% 63% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b4 0-2 0 1-- O MIN K. Puckett R. Clemens 4% 67% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b4 0-2 1 1-- MIN K. Hrbek R. Clemens -8% 59% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Puckett to 3B
b4 0-2 1 1-3 OO MIN G. Gaetti R. Clemens 14% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 6-7-8
t5 2-0 0 --- O BOS B. Buckner B. Blyleven -2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-0 1 --- O BOS M. Greenwell B. Blyleven -1% 70% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-0 2 --- BOS S. Owen B. Blyleven 1% 71% Walk
t5 2-0 2 1-- O BOS R. Gedman B. Blyleven -2% 69% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- O MIN R. Smalley R. Clemens 3% 73% Groundout: 1B-P
b5 0-2 1 --- O MIN T. Brunansky R. Clemens 2% 75% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-2 2 --- O MIN S. Lombardozzi R. Clemens 2% 77% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
t6 2-0 0 --- O BOS E. Burks B. Blyleven -2% 75% Foul Flyball: C
t6 2-0 1 --- O BOS E. Romero B. Blyleven -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-0 2 --- O BOS W. Boggs B. Blyleven -1% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 9-1-2
b6 0-2 0 --- O MIN T. Nieto R. Clemens 4% 76% Strikeout
b6 0-2 1 --- O MIN A. Newman R. Clemens 3% 79% Bunt Popfly: 3B
b6 0-2 2 --- O MIN R. Bush R. Clemens 2% 80% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
t7 2-0 0 --- O BOS D. Baylor B. Blyleven -2% 78% Lineout: CF
t7 2-0 1 --- O BOS D. Evans B. Blyleven -1% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-0 2 --- O BOS B. Buckner B. Blyleven -1% 76% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 3-4-5
b7 0-2 0 --- MIN K. Puckett R. Clemens -7% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 0-2 0 1-- O MIN K. Hrbek R. Clemens 6% 76% Strikeout
b7 0-2 1 1-- MIN G. Gaetti R. Clemens -7% 69% Walk; Puckett to 2B
b7 0-2 1 12- O MIN R. Smalley R. Clemens 8% 77% Strikeout
b7 0-2 2 12- O MIN T. Brunansky R. Clemens 8% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
t8 2-0 0 --- O BOS M. Greenwell B. Blyleven -2% 84% Strikeout
t8 2-0 1 --- O BOS S. Owen B. Blyleven -1% 82% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-0 2 --- O BOS R. Gedman B. Blyleven -1% 82% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 8-9-1
Dave Henderson replaces Mike Greenwell playing LF batting 7th
b8 0-2 0 --- MIN S. Lombardozzi R. Clemens -8% 74% Walk
Mark Salas pinch hits for Tom Nieto (C) batting 9th
b8 0-2 0 1-- O MIN M. Salas R. Clemens 7% 81% Foul Flyball: C
b8 0-2 1 1-- O MIN A. Newman R. Clemens 6% 87% Flyball: LF
b8 0-2 2 1-- O MIN R. Bush R. Clemens 5% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
Mark Salas moves from PH to C
t9 2-0 0 --- BOS E. Burks B. Blyleven 2% 94% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
t9 2-0 0 -2- BOS E. Romero B. Blyleven 1% 96% Wild Pitch; Burks to 3B
t9 2-0 0 --3 O BOS E. Romero B. Blyleven -2% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-0 1 --3 BOS W. Boggs B. Blyleven 0% 94% Intentional Walk
t9 2-0 1 1-3 R BOS D. Baylor B. Blyleven 3% 98% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Burks Scores; Boggs to 3B
Jeff Reardon replaces Bert Blyleven pitching
t9 3-0 1 -23 O BOS D. Evans J. Reardon -1% 96% Strikeout
t9 3-0 2 -23 RRR BOS B. Buckner J. Reardon 3% 100% Home Run; Boggs Scores; Baylor Scores
t9 6-0 2 --- O BOS D. Henderson J. Reardon -0% 100% Flyball: CF
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-6, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 3-4-5
Marty Barrett replaces Ed Romero playing 2B batting 2nd
b9 0-6 0 --- MIN K. Puckett R. Clemens -0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B)
b9 0-6 0 1-- O MIN K. Hrbek R. Clemens 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Puckett to 2B
b9 0-6 1 -2- R MIN G. Gaetti R. Clemens -1% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole); Puckett Scores
b9 1-6 1 1-- MIN R. Smalley R. Clemens -1% 98% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Gaetti to 2B
b9 1-6 1 12- MIN T. Brunansky R. Clemens -3% 95% Walk; Gaetti to 3B; Smalley to 2B
b9 1-6 1 123 OO MIN S. Lombardozzi R. Clemens 5% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 6, Twins 1.

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