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Wednesday, October 7, 1987, 7:28
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 53,269, Time of Game: 2:46
Tigers
5
at Twins
8
W: Jeff Reardon (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  1   0  0  1   1  2  0    5 10  0
Twins           0  1  0   0  3  0   0  4  X    8 10  0
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Whitaker 2B 4 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .200 -0.156 1.62 0.048 -0.204 -1.1 2 2
Bill Madlock DH 5 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 -0.239 1.88 0.000 -0.239 -1.8
Kirk Gibson LF 4 2 1 1 1 2 .250 1.400 0.081 1.08 0.157 -0.075 0.5 3 0 HR
Alan Trammell SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .750 0.177 1.40 0.236 -0.059 0.5 0 3 2B
Larry Herndon RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .667 0.027 0.86 0.059 -0.031 0.1 0 0
   Dave Bergman PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.023 3.05 0.023 0.000 -0.1 SF
   Pat Sheridan RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Chet Lemon CF 3 0 2 1 0 0 .667 1.167 0.146 1.75 0.177 -0.031 0.6 3 1 SF
Darrell Evans 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 .500 1.000 0.112 1.36 0.151 -0.039 0.7 10 0
Tom Brookens 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.176 2.14 0.000 -0.176 -1.4 0 2
   Johnny Grubb PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 0.041 0.83 0.041 0.000 0.4
Mike Heath C 3 1 2 2 0 0 .667 2.333 0.213 2.08 0.246 -0.032 1.7 6 0 HR
   Matt Nokes PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.038 1.61 0.000 -0.038 -0.4
Doyle Alexander P 0 1
   Mike Henneman P 0 0
   Willie Hernandez P 0 0
   Eric King P 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 10 5 2 9 .286 .793 0.211 1.58 1.138 -0.924 -0.1 24 9
2B: A Trammell (1, off F Viola).
HR: M Heath (1, off F Viola; 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep CF); K Gibson (1, off F Viola; 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
SF: D Bergman (1, off J Reardon); C Lemon (1, off J Reardon).
TB: M Heath 5; K Gibson 4; D Evans 2; C Lemon 2; A Trammell 2; L Herndon; J Grubb.
RBI: M Heath 2 (2); C Lemon (1); D Bergman (1); K Gibson (1).
2-out RBI: K Gibson.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: C Lemon (D Baylor at home plate).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dan Gladden LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 .500 1.000 0.128 1.22 0.163 -0.036 0.9 2 0
Greg Gagne SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.148 1.48 0.000 -0.148 -1.1 0 2
Kirby Puckett CF 4 1 1 1 0 1 .250 .750 0.277 1.28 0.323 -0.047 0.6 1 0 2B
Kent Hrbek 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 -0.031 1.09 0.019 -0.050 -0.3 9 1 IW
Gary Gaetti 3B 3 3 2 2 1 0 .667 3.417 0.326 1.42 0.334 -0.008 2.5 0 2 2·HR
Randy Bush DH 3 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 0.053 0.76 0.090 -0.037 0.5 3B
   Don Baylor PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.000 0.138 4.35 0.138 0.000 1.0
Tom Brunansky RF 4 1 2 3 0 0 .500 1.500 0.080 0.82 0.106 -0.027 1.1 3 0 2·2B
Steve Lombardozzi 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .667 -0.028 0.60 0.011 -0.039 -0.7 2 0 SH
Tim Laudner C 3 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.085 0.83 0.000 -0.085 -1.0 10 0
Frank Viola P 0 1
   Jeff Reardon P 0 0
Team Totals 32 8 10 8 2 5 .312 1.009 0.710 1.16 1.184 -0.477 3.5 27 6
2B: K Puckett (1, off D Alexander); T Brunansky 2 (2, 1 off D Alexander, 1 off W Hernandez).
3B: R Bush (1, off D Alexander).
HR: G Gaetti 2 (2, 2 off D Alexander; 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep CF; 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF-RF).
SH: S Lombardozzi (1, off D Alexander).
IBB: K Hrbek (1, by M Henneman).
TB: G Gaetti 8; T Brunansky 4; R Bush 3; D Gladden 2; K Puckett 2; D Baylor; S Lombardozzi.
RBI: T Brunansky 3 (3); G Gaetti 2 (2); K Puckett (1); D Baylor (1); D Gladden (1).
2-out RBI: D Gladden.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 4 for 6.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Doyle Alexander, L (0-1) 7.1 8 6 6 0 5 2 7.36 30 43 -0.404 0.96 -1.2
Mike Henneman 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0.00 2 1 0 -0.119 3.00 -0.9
Willie Hernandez 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 3 3 -0.192 2.88 -1.7
Eric King 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0.006 0.23 0.3
Team Totals 8 10 8 8 2 5 2 9.00 35 43 5 3 -0.709 1.16 -3.5
M Henneman 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
Frank Viola 7 9 5 5 1 6 2 6.43 31 44 -0.167 1.54 -0.5
Jeff Reardon, BS (1), W (1-0) 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0.00 8 2 2 -0.043 1.72 0.6
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 2 9 2 5.00 39 44 2 2 -0.210 1.58 0.1
F Viola faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: M Henneman (1; K Hrbek).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Brinkman, 1B - Durwood Merrill, 2B - Drew Coble, 3B - Al Clark, LF - Mike Reilly, RF - Jim McKean.
Time of Game: 2:46.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Minnesota Twins
1 Lou Whitaker 2B 1 Dan Gladden LF
2 Bill Madlock DH 2 Greg Gagne SS
3 Kirk Gibson LF 3 Kirby Puckett CF
4 Alan Trammell SS 4 Kent Hrbek 1B
5 Larry Herndon RF 5 Gary Gaetti 3B
6 Chet Lemon CF 6 Randy Bush DH
7 Darrell Evans 1B 7 Tom Brunansky RF
8 Tom Brookens 3B 8 Steve Lombardozzi 2B
9 Mike Heath C 9 Tim Laudner C
Doyle Alexander P Frank Viola P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 4-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  R MIN K. Puckett D. Alexander 32% 66% Double to CF (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Gladden Scores
t8 3-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  DET A. Trammell F. Viola -24% 41% Double to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Gibson to 3B
t7 3-4 2 123 2,(1-0)  O DET B. Madlock F. Viola 14% 78% Groundout: P-1B
t7 2-4 1 123 6,(3-2)  R DET M. Heath F. Viola -14% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive); Herndon Scores; Lemon to 3B; Evans to 2B
b8 5-5 1 123 5,(2-2)  R MIN D. Baylor W. Hernandez 14% 91% Single to LF (Line Drive); Puckett Scores; Hrbek to 3B; Gaetti to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frank Viola facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET L. Whitaker F. Viola 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET B. Madlock F. Viola 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET K. Gibson F. Viola 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Doyle Alexander facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Gladden D. Alexander -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN G. Gagne D. Alexander -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN K. Puckett D. Alexander -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frank Viola facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET A. Trammell F. Viola 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET L. Herndon F. Viola 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  DET C. Lemon F. Viola -1% 53% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O DET D. Evans F. Viola 2% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Doyle Alexander facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN K. Hrbek D. Alexander -2% 53% Foul Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  R MIN G. Gaetti D. Alexander 10% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b2 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Bush D. Alexander -2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN T. Brunansky D. Alexander -1% 61% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Frank Viola facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET T. Brookens F. Viola 3% 63% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R DET M. Heath F. Viola -11% 53% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t3 1-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET L. Whitaker F. Viola 2% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 1-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET B. Madlock F. Viola 1% 56% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Doyle Alexander facing 8-9-1
b3 1-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN S. Lombardozzi D. Alexander -3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Laudner D. Alexander -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN D. Gladden D. Alexander -1% 50% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Twins 1.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Frank Viola facing 3-4-5
t4 1-1 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O DET K. Gibson F. Viola 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET A. Trammell F. Viola 2% 55% Popfly: 2B (Short CF)
t4 1-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET L. Herndon F. Viola 1% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Doyle Alexander facing 2-3-4
b4 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN G. Gagne D. Alexander -3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN K. Puckett D. Alexander -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN K. Hrbek D. Alexander -1% 50% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Twins 1.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Frank Viola facing 6-7-8
t5 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET C. Lemon F. Viola 3% 53% Popfly: 1B
t5 1-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  DET D. Evans F. Viola -3% 50% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t5 1-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET T. Brookens F. Viola 4% 54% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t5 1-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET M. Heath F. Viola 3% 57% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Doyle Alexander facing 5-6-7
b5 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R MIN G. Gaetti D. Alexander 13% 70% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
b5 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN R. Bush D. Alexander 9% 79% Triple to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
b5 2-1 0 --3 3,(1-1)  R MIN T. Brunansky D. Alexander 5% 84% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Bush Scores
b5 3-1 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN S. Lombardozzi D. Alexander -1% 84% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Brunansky to 3B
b5 3-1 1 --3 6,(1-2)  O MIN T. Laudner D. Alexander -4% 79% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-1 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R MIN D. Gladden D. Alexander 7% 86% Single to RF (Line Drive); Brunansky Scores
b5 4-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN G. Gagne D. Alexander -1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Twins 4.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Frank Viola facing 1-2-3
t6 1-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET L. Whitaker F. Viola 3% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 1-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET B. Madlock F. Viola 2% 89% Popfly: 1B
t6 1-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R DET K. Gibson F. Viola -7% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t6 2-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET A. Trammell F. Viola 1% 84% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Tigers' Doyle Alexander facing 3-4-5
b6 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN K. Puckett D. Alexander -1% 82% Lineout: CF (Short CF-RF)
b6 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN K. Hrbek D. Alexander -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 4-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN G. Gaetti D. Alexander -1% 80% Popfly: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 4.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Frank Viola facing 5-6-7
t7 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  DET L. Herndon F. Viola -6% 74% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
t7 2-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  DET C. Lemon F. Viola -9% 65% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Herndon to 2B
t7 2-4 0 12- 2,(0-1)  DET D. Evans F. Viola -12% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive); Herndon to 3B; Lemon to 2B
t7 2-4 0 123 6,(2-2)  O DET T. Brookens F. Viola 11% 64% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-4 1 123 6,(3-2)  R DET M. Heath F. Viola -14% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive); Herndon Scores; Lemon to 3B; Evans to 2B
t7 3-4 1 123 1,(0-0)  O DET L. Whitaker F. Viola 14% 64% Groundout: 1B-C/Forceout at Hm; Evans to 3B; Heath to 2B; Whitaker to 1B
t7 3-4 2 123 2,(1-0)  O DET B. Madlock F. Viola 14% 78% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 3, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-3, Tigers' Doyle Alexander facing 6-7-8
b7 4-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN R. Bush D. Alexander -2% 76% Flyball: CF
b7 4-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Brunansky D. Alexander -2% 74% Flyball: LF
b7 4-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN S. Lombardozzi D. Alexander 1% 75% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b7 4-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN T. Laudner D. Alexander -2% 73% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Twins 4.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-4, Twins' Frank Viola facing 3-4-5
t8 3-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  DET K. Gibson F. Viola -9% 65% Walk
t8 3-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  DET A. Trammell F. Viola -24% 41% Double to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Gibson to 3B
Jeff Reardon replaces Frank Viola pitching
Dave Bergman pinch hits for Larry Herndon (RF) batting 5th
t8 3-4 0 -23 1,(0-0)  RO DET D. Bergman J. Reardon -2% 39% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Gibson Scores; Trammell to 3B
t8 4-4 1 --3 3,(1-1)  RO DET C. Lemon J. Reardon -7% 31% Foul Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Trammell Scores
t8 5-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O DET D. Evans J. Reardon 1% 33% Foul Flyball: RF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Tigers' Doyle Alexander facing 1-2-3
Pat Sheridan replaces Dave Bergman (PH) playing RF batting 5th
b8 4-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN D. Gladden D. Alexander 10% 42% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b8 4-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Gagne D. Alexander -9% 33% Foul Bunt Popfly: 1B
b8 4-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  R MIN K. Puckett D. Alexander 32% 66% Double to CF (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Gladden Scores
Mike Henneman replaces Doyle Alexander pitching
b8 5-5 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN K. Hrbek M. Henneman 2% 67% Intentional Walk
b8 5-5 1 12- 5,(3-1)  MIN G. Gaetti M. Henneman 10% 77% Walk; Puckett to 3B; Hrbek to 2B
Willie Hernandez replaces Mike Henneman pitching
Don Baylor pinch hits for Randy Bush (DH) batting 6th
b8 5-5 1 123 5,(2-2)  R MIN D. Baylor W. Hernandez 14% 91% Single to LF (Line Drive); Puckett Scores; Hrbek to 3B; Gaetti to 2B
b8 6-5 1 123 5,(3-1)  RRO MIN T. Brunansky W. Hernandez 5% 97% Double to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Hrbek Scores; Gaetti Scores; Baylor out at Hm/CF-SS-C
Eric King replaces Willie Hernandez pitching
b8 8-5 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O MIN S. Lombardozzi E. King -1% 96% Popfly: 2B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Twins 8.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 5-8, Twins' Jeff Reardon facing 8-9-1
Johnny Grubb pinch hits for Tom Brookens (3B) batting 8th
t9 5-8 0 --- 8,(3-2)  DET J. Grubb J. Reardon -4% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
Matt Nokes pinch hits for Mike Heath (C) batting 9th
t9 5-8 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O DET M. Nokes J. Reardon 4% 96% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-8 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  DET L. Whitaker J. Reardon -5% 91% Walk; Grubb to 2B
t9 5-8 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O DET B. Madlock J. Reardon 5% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-8 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O DET K. Gibson J. Reardon 4% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 5, Twins 8.

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