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Standings
BAL
@CAL
3
2
TEX
@CHW
5
8
CLE
@DET
4
8
MIL
@KCR
2
3
BOS
@MIN
8
10
 
(10)
TOR
@OAK
0
3
NYY
@SEA
8
3
CHC
@HOU
6
4
LAD
@MON
3
8
SFG
@NYM
4
6
SDP
@PHI
6
5
ATL
@PIT
5
6
CIN
@STL
2
10
Sunday, May 17, 1987,
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 20,716, Time of Game: 3:47
Red Sox
8
16-20
 Lost 1 
6th, 7½ GB
at Twins
10
19-18
 Won 1 
3rd, 2½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  1  0   0  7  0   0    8 12  2
Twins           0  1  0   0  4  0   1  0  2   2   10 11  2
Winning Run scored with 1 out

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 6 1 2 0 0 2 6 .323 .333 .548 .882 -0.104 1.06 0.046 -0.150 -0.4 3 0 2B
Marty Barrett 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .198 .253 .210 .463 -0.058 0.71 0.000 -0.058 -0.7 1 3
   Spike Owen SS 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 .150 .244 .225 .469 0.034 1.02 0.062 -0.028 0.5 0 2 2B
Wade Boggs 3B 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .326 .406 .508 .914 0.050 0.71 0.093 -0.042 0.7 0 0
Don Baylor DH 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .254 .371 .492 .863 0.024 1.15 0.105 -0.081 -0.5
Dwight Evans RF 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .287 .404 .557 .961 0.243 1.19 0.272 -0.029 1.5 2 1 HR
Jim Rice LF 3 1 0 1 2 1 5 .198 .316 .370 .686 0.139 1.33 0.184 -0.045 0.7 1 0
Bill Buckner 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .244 .262 .296 .559 -0.215 1.82 0.030 -0.246 -1.1 6 2
Ed Romero SS-2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .295 .368 .316 .684 -0.075 1.24 0.029 -0.104 -1.1 3 4 CS
   Mike Greenwell PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .294 .357 .627 .985 0.317 5.49 0.317 0.000 1.6
   Rich Gedman C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .036 .036 .036 .071 -0.049 1.91 0.000 -0.049 -0.2 4 0
Marc Sullivan C 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .145 .161 .218 .379 -0.046 0.91 0.000 -0.046 -0.5 7 1
   Dave Henderson PH 2 1 2 2 0 0 2 .268 .341 .512 .853 0.090 1.14 0.090 0.000 1.7 HR
   Glenn Hoffman 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .208 .255 .271 .526 0.033 1.42 0.033 0.000 0.1 0 0
Jeff Sellers P 1 1
   Steve Crawford P 0 0
   Tom Bolton P 0 0
   Wes Gardner P 0 0
   Calvin Schiraldi P 0 0
Team Totals 42 8 12 8 4 7 46 .286 .348 .476 .824 0.383 1.26 1.261 -0.878 2.3 28 14
2B: E Burks (8, off F Viola); S Owen (3, off F Viola).
HR: D Evans (7, off F Viola, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); D Henderson (5, off F Viola, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
TB: D Henderson 5; D Evans 5; E Burks 3; S Owen 2; G Hoffman; D Baylor; W Boggs; M Greenwell; B Buckner.
RBI: D Henderson 2 (9); M Greenwell 2 (18); W Boggs (19); D Evans (28); J Rice (5); S Owen (3).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Barrett-B Buckner-E Romero-B Buckner-M Sullivan; S Owen-E Romero-B Buckner.
E: W Boggs (4); J Sellers (1).
Outfield Assists: D Evans (G Gaetti at home plate).
Baserunning
CS: E Romero (2, 2nd base by F Viola/T Nieto).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Newman 2B-SS 4 0 0 0 1 1 6 .239 .311 .348 .659 -0.116 1.28 0.081 -0.197 -1.6 3 1 CS,SH,GDP
Randy Bush RF 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 .216 .337 .365 .702 0.009 1.36 0.045 -0.035 -0.1 2 0 SH
   Dan Gladden PH-LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .266 .318 .367 .685 0.019 1.45 0.073 -0.054 -0.1 1 0
Kirby Puckett CF 6 1 1 2 0 3 6 .324 .369 .554 .923 -0.007 1.34 0.189 -0.196 -0.1 4 0 HR
Kent Hrbek 1B 4 2 1 2 2 1 6 .230 .343 .393 .736 0.283 1.19 0.381 -0.099 1.2 8 0 HR
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 3 4 1 1 0 5 .268 .314 .507 .821 0.296 0.93 0.296 0.000 3.8 1 3 HR,2·SB
Roy Smalley DH 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .281 .323 .461 .784 -0.058 1.47 0.080 -0.138 0.1
Tom Brunansky LF-RF 3 2 1 1 1 1 5 .261 .353 .429 .782 0.482 1.40 0.519 -0.037 1.5 2 0 HR,HBP
Greg Gagne SS 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .237 .263 .408 .670 -0.060 1.44 0.012 -0.071 -1.3 1 0 SB
   Mark Salas PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .273 .370 .273 .643 0.056 1.91 0.056 0.000 0.3
   Steve Lombardozzi PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .348 .398 .746 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Tom Nieto C 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .247 .310 .377 .686 0.043 1.34 0.043 0.000 0.6 4 1 HBP
   Tim Laudner PR-C 2 0 1 1 1 1 3 .079 .125 .158 .283 -0.064 1.19 0.011 -0.075 0.4 3 0
Frank Viola P 0 1
   George Frazier P 0 0
   Jeff Reardon P 0 0
   Keith Atherton P 0 1
Team Totals 35 10 11 9 10 9 49 .314 .489 .657 1.147 0.883 1.29 1.786 -0.902 4.6 30 7
HR: K Puckett (10, off J Sellers, 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF-CF); G Gaetti (9, off W Gardner, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF); T Brunansky (6, off W Gardner, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF-CF); K Hrbek (6, off C Schiraldi, 10th inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF).
SH: A Newman (4, off J Sellers); R Bush (3, off J Sellers).
HBP: T Brunansky (2, by J Sellers); T Nieto (2, by J Sellers).
TB: G Gaetti 7; K Puckett 4; K Hrbek 4; T Brunansky 4; D Gladden; T Laudner; R Smalley; G Gagne.
GIDP: A Newman (1).
RBI: G Gagne 2 (9); K Puckett 2 (29); K Hrbek 2 (21); G Gaetti (25); T Laudner (4); T Brunansky (18).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Nieto-A Newman.
E: G Gagne 2 (5).
Baserunning
SB: G Gaetti 2 (4, Home off S Crawford/M Sullivan, 2nd base off J Sellers/M Sullivan); G Gagne (2, 2nd base off S Crawford/M Sullivan).
CS: A Newman (5, 2nd base by J Sellers/M Sullivan).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jeff Sellers 4 4 3 3 5 2 1 7.46 21 39 -0.134 1.36 -0.7
Steve Crawford 1 1 2 2 3 2 0 6.45 7 0 0 -0.105 0.82 -1.4
Tom Bolton 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0.00 9 0 0 0.000 0.17 0.1
Wes Gardner, BS (1) 1.1 2 2 2 1 2 2 5.40 7 0 0 -0.439 2.02 -1.4
Calvin Schiraldi, L (1-3) 1 2 2 2 0 2 1 6.28 5 1 0 -0.205 2.76 -1.2
Team Totals 9.1 11 10 9 10 9 4 8.68 49 39 1 0 -0.883 1.29 -4.6
J Sellers faced 2 batters in the 5th inning.

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Viola 7 8 5 5 1 6 2 4.30 30 46 0.044 0.79 -0.4
George Frazier 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 5.14 2 1 0 -0.238 3.15 -1.5
Jeff Reardon, BS (4) 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 10.69 6 3 3 -0.362 3.04 -1.6
Keith Atherton, W (2-0) 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.29 8 0 0 0.172 1.23 1.1
Team Totals 10 12 8 8 4 7 2 7.20 46 46 4 3 -0.384 1.26 -2.3
F Viola faced 4 batters in the 8th inning.
G Frazier faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Sellers 2 (2; T Brunansky, T Nieto).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Greg Kosc, 2B - Vic Voltaggio, 3B - Rocky Roe.
Time of Game: 3:47.
Attendance: 20,716.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Minnesota Twins
1 Ellis Burks CF 1 Al Newman 2B
2 Marty Barrett 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 Jim Rice LF 6 Roy Smalley DH
7 Bill Buckner 1B 7 Tom Brunansky LF
8 Ed Romero SS 8 Greg Gagne SS
9 Marc Sullivan C 9 Tom Nieto C
Jeff Sellers P Frank Viola P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 7-8 1 --- R MIN T. Brunansky W. Gardner 46% 59% Home Run (LF-CF)
b10 8-8 1 1-- RR MIN K. Hrbek C. Schiraldi 36% 100% Home Run; Gladden Scores
t8 5-6 1 123 RR BOS M. Greenwell J. Reardon -32% 20% Single to SS (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Baylor Scores; Evans Scores; Rice to 3B
b5 1-1 0 1-- RR MIN K. Puckett J. Sellers 19% 80% Home Run (LF-CF); Bush Scores
t8 4-6 0 123 R BOS J. Rice J. Reardon -17% 38% Walk; Boggs Scores; Baylor to 3B; Evans to 2B

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' Frank Viola facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS E. Burks F. Viola 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O BOS M. Barrett F. Viola 2% 54% Lineout: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O BOS W. Boggs F. Viola 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Jeff Sellers facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- MIN A. Newman J. Sellers 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- O MIN R. Bush J. Sellers -3% 55% Lineout: CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O MIN K. Puckett J. Sellers -4% 51% Newman Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b1 0-0 2 --- O MIN K. Puckett J. Sellers -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frank Viola facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O BOS D. Baylor F. Viola 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O BOS D. Evans F. Viola 2% 54% Foul Flyball: 1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O BOS J. Rice F. Viola 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Jeff Sellers facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O MIN K. Hrbek J. Sellers -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- MIN G. Gaetti J. Sellers 3% 56% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
b2 0-0 1 1-- MIN R. Smalley J. Sellers 6% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Gaetti to 3B
b2 0-0 1 1-3 MIN T. Brunansky J. Sellers 3% 65% Hit By Pitch; Smalley to 2B
b2 0-0 1 123 ROO MIN G. Gagne J. Sellers -4% 61% Double Play: Groundout: 2B-1B; Gaetti Scores; Smalley out at Hm/1B-SS-1B-C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Frank Viola facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O BOS B. Buckner F. Viola 3% 63% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 1 --- BOS E. Romero F. Viola -3% 60% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Romero to 1B
t3 0-1 1 1-- OO BOS M. Sullivan F. Viola 6% 66% Double Play: Strikeout, Romero Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Jeff Sellers facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- MIN T. Nieto J. Sellers 3% 70% Walk
b3 1-0 0 1-- MIN A. Newman J. Sellers 5% 74% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Nieto to 2B; Newman to 1B
b3 1-0 0 12- O MIN R. Bush J. Sellers -0% 74% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Nieto to 3B; Newman to 2B
b3 1-0 1 -23 O MIN K. Puckett J. Sellers -7% 67% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 -23 O MIN K. Hrbek J. Sellers -6% 62% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Frank Viola facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- O BOS E. Burks F. Viola 3% 65% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O BOS M. Barrett F. Viola 2% 67% Flyball: CF
t4 0-1 2 --- O BOS W. Boggs F. Viola 1% 68% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Jeff Sellers facing 5-6-7
b4 1-0 0 --- MIN G. Gaetti J. Sellers 3% 71% Walk
b4 1-0 0 1-- O MIN R. Smalley J. Sellers -3% 68% Flyball: RF
b4 1-0 1 1-- MIN T. Brunansky J. Sellers 2% 70% Gaetti Steals 2B
b4 1-0 1 -2- MIN T. Brunansky J. Sellers 2% 71% Walk
b4 1-0 1 12- O MIN G. Gagne J. Sellers -3% 69% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Gaetti out at Hm/RF-C; Brunansky to 3B; Gagne to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b4 1-0 2 -23 MIN T. Nieto J. Sellers 1% 70% Hit By Pitch
Tim Laudner pinch runs for Tom Nieto (C) batting 9th
b4 1-0 2 123 O MIN A. Newman J. Sellers -7% 63% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Frank Viola facing 4-5-6
Tim Laudner moves from PR to C
t5 0-1 0 --- O BOS D. Baylor F. Viola 3% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-1 1 --- R BOS D. Evans F. Viola -13% 53% Home Run
t5 1-1 1 --- O BOS J. Rice F. Viola 2% 55% Flyball: CF
t5 1-1 2 --- O BOS B. Buckner F. Viola 2% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Red Sox' Jeff Sellers facing 2-3-4
b5 1-1 0 --- MIN R. Bush J. Sellers 4% 61% Walk
b5 1-1 0 1-- RR MIN K. Puckett J. Sellers 19% 80% Home Run (LF-CF); Bush Scores
Steve Crawford replaces Jeff Sellers pitching
b5 3-1 0 --- MIN K. Hrbek S. Crawford 2% 83% Walk
b5 3-1 0 1-- MIN G. Gaetti S. Crawford 6% 88% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hrbek to 3B
b5 3-1 0 1-3 MIN R. Smalley S. Crawford 2% 90% Walk; Gaetti to 2B
b5 3-1 0 123 O MIN T. Brunansky S. Crawford -4% 86% Strikeout
b5 3-1 1 123 RO MIN G. Gagne S. Crawford 1% 87% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Hrbek Scores; Gaetti to 3B
b5 4-1 2 1-3 R MIN T. Laudner S. Crawford 4% 92% Gaetti Steals Hm; Gagne Steals 2B
b5 5-1 2 -2- MIN T. Laudner S. Crawford 0% 92% Walk
b5 5-1 2 12- O MIN A. Newman S. Crawford -1% 91% Strikeout
4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Twins 5.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-5, Twins' Frank Viola facing 8-9-1
t6 1-5 0 --- O BOS E. Romero F. Viola 2% 93% Strikeout Looking
t6 1-5 1 --- O BOS M. Sullivan F. Viola 1% 94% Strikeout Looking
t6 1-5 2 --- BOS E. Burks F. Viola -1% 93% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
t6 1-5 2 -2- O BOS M. Barrett F. Viola 2% 95% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-1, Red Sox' Tom Bolton facing 2-3-4
Tom Bolton replaces Steve Crawford pitching
Dan Gladden pinch hits for Randy Bush (RF) batting 2nd
b6 5-1 0 --- O MIN D. Gladden T. Bolton -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 5-1 1 --- O MIN K. Puckett T. Bolton -0% 94% Strikeout
b6 5-1 2 --- MIN K. Hrbek T. Bolton 0% 94% Walk
b6 5-1 2 1-- MIN G. Gaetti T. Bolton 0% 94% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Hrbek to 2B
b6 5-1 2 12- O MIN R. Smalley T. Bolton -1% 93% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Twins 5.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-5, Twins' Frank Viola facing 3-4-5
Dan Gladden moves from PH to LF
Tom Brunansky moves from LF to RF
t7 1-5 0 --- O BOS W. Boggs F. Viola 2% 95% Flyball: 2B
t7 1-5 1 --- O BOS D. Baylor F. Viola 1% 96% Foul Flyball: 3B
t7 1-5 2 --- BOS D. Evans F. Viola -1% 95% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t7 1-5 2 1-- BOS J. Rice F. Viola -1% 94% Walk; Evans to 2B
t7 1-5 2 12- BOS B. Buckner F. Viola -3% 91% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Evans to 3B; Rice to 2B
t7 1-5 2 123 O BOS E. Romero F. Viola 6% 97% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 1, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-1, Red Sox' Tom Bolton facing 7-8-9
Ed Romero moves from SS to 2B
Spike Owen replaces Marty Barrett (2B) playing SS batting 2nd
b7 5-1 0 --- MIN T. Brunansky T. Bolton 1% 98% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Brunansky to 2B
b7 5-1 0 -2- O MIN G. Gagne T. Bolton -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B; Brunansky to 3B
b7 5-1 1 --3 R MIN T. Laudner T. Bolton 1% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Brunansky Scores/unER
b7 6-1 1 1-- OO MIN A. Newman T. Bolton -0% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Twins 6.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-6, Twins' Frank Viola facing 9-1-2
Dave Henderson pinch hits for Marc Sullivan (C) batting 9th
t8 1-6 0 --- R BOS D. Henderson F. Viola -2% 96% Home Run (LF-CF)
t8 2-6 0 --- BOS E. Burks F. Viola -3% 93% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Burks to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
t8 2-6 0 -2- R BOS S. Owen F. Viola -6% 86% Double to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Burks Scores
t8 3-6 0 -2- R BOS W. Boggs F. Viola -8% 78% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B); Owen Scores
George Frazier replaces Frank Viola pitching
t8 4-6 0 1-- BOS D. Baylor G. Frazier -11% 68% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B); Boggs to 2B
t8 4-6 0 12- BOS D. Evans G. Frazier -13% 55% Walk; Boggs to 3B; Baylor to 2B
Jeff Reardon replaces George Frazier pitching
t8 4-6 0 123 R BOS J. Rice J. Reardon -17% 38% Walk; Boggs Scores; Baylor to 3B; Evans to 2B
t8 5-6 0 123 O BOS B. Buckner J. Reardon 14% 52% Foul Flyball: 1B
Mike Greenwell pinch hits for Ed Romero (2B) batting 8th
t8 5-6 1 123 RR BOS M. Greenwell J. Reardon -32% 20% Single to SS (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Baylor Scores; Evans Scores; Rice to 3B
t8 7-6 1 1-3 R BOS D. Henderson J. Reardon -7% 13% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Rice Scores; Greenwell to 2B
t8 8-6 1 12- O BOS E. Burks J. Reardon 3% 16% Strikeout
t8 8-6 2 12- O BOS S. Owen J. Reardon 3% 18% Flyball: SS
7 runs, 7 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 8, Twins 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 6-8, Red Sox' Wes Gardner facing 2-3-4
Wes Gardner replaces Tom Bolton pitching
Rich Gedman replaces Mike Greenwell (PH) playing C batting 8th
Glenn Hoffman replaces Dave Henderson (PH) playing 2B batting 9th
b8 6-8 0 --- O MIN D. Gladden W. Gardner -5% 14% Strikeout Looking
b8 6-8 1 --- O MIN K. Puckett W. Gardner -3% 10% Flyball: RF
b8 6-8 2 --- O MIN K. Hrbek W. Gardner -2% 8% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 8, Twins 6.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-6, Twins' Keith Atherton facing 3-4-5
Keith Atherton replaces Jeff Reardon pitching
t9 8-6 0 --- BOS W. Boggs K. Atherton -1% 7% Walk
t9 8-6 0 1-- O BOS D. Baylor K. Atherton 1% 8% Foul Flyball: LF
t9 8-6 1 1-- O BOS D. Evans K. Atherton 1% 10% Flyball: CF
t9 8-6 2 1-- O BOS J. Rice K. Atherton 1% 11% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 8, Twins 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 6-8, Red Sox' Wes Gardner facing 5-6-7
b9 6-8 0 --- R MIN G. Gaetti W. Gardner 12% 22% Home Run (LF-CF)
b9 7-8 0 --- O MIN R. Smalley W. Gardner -10% 13% Strikeout
b9 7-8 1 --- R MIN T. Brunansky W. Gardner 46% 59% Home Run (LF-CF)
Mark Salas pinch hits for Greg Gagne (SS) batting 8th
b9 8-8 1 --- MIN M. Salas W. Gardner 6% 64% Walk
Calvin Schiraldi replaces Wes Gardner pitching
Steve Lombardozzi pinch runs for Mark Salas (PH) batting 8th
b9 8-8 1 1-- O MIN T. Laudner C. Schiraldi -8% 57% Strikeout
b9 8-8 2 1-- O MIN A. Newman C. Schiraldi -7% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 8, Twins 8.
Top of the 10th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 8-8, Twins' Keith Atherton facing 7-8-9
Steve Lombardozzi moves from PR to 2B
Al Newman moves from 2B to SS
t10 8-8 0 --- O BOS B. Buckner K. Atherton 6% 56% Groundout: P-1B
t10 8-8 1 --- O BOS R. Gedman K. Atherton 5% 61% Foul Flyball: 1B
t10 8-8 2 --- BOS G. Hoffman K. Atherton -3% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
t10 8-8 2 1-- O BOS E. Burks K. Atherton 7% 65% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 8, Twins 8.
Bottom of the 10th, Twins Batting, Tied 8-8, Red Sox' Calvin Schiraldi facing 2-3-4
b10 8-8 0 --- MIN D. Gladden C. Schiraldi 7% 72% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b10 8-8 0 1-- O MIN K. Puckett C. Schiraldi -8% 64% Strikeout
b10 8-8 1 1-- RR MIN K. Hrbek C. Schiraldi 36% 100% Home Run; Gladden Scores
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 8, Twins 10.

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