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Scores
Standings
CAL
@BAL
3
2
OAK
@BOS
5
4
KCR
@CLE
3
1
CHW
@DET
0
5
TEX
@MIN
2
12
SEA
@NYY
4
2
MIL
@TOR
4
8
ATL
@CHC
1
0
MON
@LAD
0
4
HOU
@PIT
2
1
 
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NYM
@SDP
0
1
PHI
@SFG
3
6
CIN
@STL
1
7
Sunday, August 21, 1988, 1:15
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 39,073, Time of Game: 3:19
Rangers
2
55-67
 Lost 1 
5th, 21½ GB
at Twins
12
69-54
 Won 1 
2nd, 8 GB
W: Bert Blyleven (9-11)
L: Charlie Hough (10-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  4
Twins           6  0  0   0  2  1   0  3  X   12  8  0

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Oddibe McDowell CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .253 .312 .340 .652 15 11 -0.050 0.49 0.000 -0.050 -1.1 0 0
   Barbaro Garbey LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .261 .250 .511 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Scott Fletcher SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .275 .357 .322 .679 16 12 -0.033 0.33 0.000 -0.033 -0.8 2 4
Pete O'Brien 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .287 .357 .424 .781 16 8 0.010 0.27 0.021 -0.011 -0.3 6 2
Ruben Sierra RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .238 .283 .405 .688 20 13 0.001 0.39 0.025 -0.024 0.0 2 0
Geno Petralli C-3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .302 .371 .425 .796 14 9 -0.051 0.50 0.000 -0.051 -1.1 5 3
Cecil Espy LF-CF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .242 .280 .341 .621 24 13 0.032 0.19 0.039 -0.007 1.0 1 0 2B
Steve Buechele 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .249 .342 .419 .761 9 7 0.022 0.38 0.035 -0.013 0.5 2 0
   Mike Stanley C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .216 .307 .276 .583 2 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Curt Wilkerson 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .315 .364 .389 .753 21 14 0.006 0.26 0.019 -0.013 -0.3 4 0
Jeff Kunkel DH 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .262 .269 .408 .677 18 12 -0.037 0.42 0.007 -0.044 -0.2 2B
Charlie Hough P 2 0
   Ed Vande Berg P 0 0
   Dale Mohorcic P 0 0
   Guy Hoffman P 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 6 2 3 10 36 .182 .250 .242 .492 155 100 -0.100 0.35 0.146 -0.246 -2.5 24 9
2B: C Espy (11, off B Blyleven); J Kunkel (8, off R Smith).
TB: J Kunkel 2; C Espy 2; C Wilkerson; P O'Brien; S Buechele; R Sierra.
RBI: S Buechele (43); C Espy (20).
2-out RBI: C Espy; S Buechele.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
PB: G Petralli 2 (20).
E: S Buechele 2 (13); C Wilkerson (13); G Petralli (7).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dan Gladden LF 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .274 .329 .412 .740 21 10 0.039 0.46 0.068 -0.029 2.0 5 0
Al Newman 3B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .241 .305 .262 .568 23 11 0.011 0.25 0.027 -0.015 -0.6 1 1
Kirby Puckett CF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .347 .366 .532 .899 18 9 0.042 0.34 0.046 -0.004 0.6 1 0
   John Moses CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .309 .358 .434 .792 7 6 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 0
Kent Hrbek 1B 3 3 2 3 1 1 5 .300 .385 .511 .896 18 11 0.188 0.53 0.195 -0.007 2.4 8 0 2·2B,SF
   Brian Harper C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .376 .496 .872 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Gene Larkin DH 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 .292 .380 .413 .794 17 8 0.018 0.40 0.024 -0.006 0.3 HBP
   Tom Herr PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .351 .341 .691 4 3 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.4
Randy Bush RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .257 .361 .444 .805 16 10 0.045 0.47 0.063 -0.018 -0.1 0 0
   John Christensen PH-RF 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .375 .412 .563 .974 1 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.1 0 0 HBP
Tim Laudner C-1B 4 2 3 4 1 1 5 .267 .329 .446 .775 21 11 0.060 0.32 0.063 -0.003 4.4 8 0 HR
Greg Gagne SS 4 0 0 1 1 0 5 .243 .295 .419 .714 17 9 0.029 0.25 0.032 -0.003 0.6 1 3 SB
Steve Lombardozzi 2B 2 0 0 0 1 2 4 .220 .314 .307 .621 17 10 -0.033 0.25 0.002 -0.035 -1.1 0 3 CS,HBP
Bert Blyleven P 0 1
   Roy Smith P 0 0
   German Gonzalez P 0 0
Team Totals 31 12 8 10 9 6 44 .258 .455 .419 .874 180 98 0.399 0.34 0.520 -0.120 8.0 27 8
2B: K Hrbek 2 (21, 1 off G Hoffman, 1 off C Hough).
HR: T Laudner (12, off G Hoffman, 8th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: K Hrbek (7, off D Mohorcic).
HBP: G Larkin (13, by C Hough); S Lombardozzi (2, by D Mohorcic); J Christensen (1, by G Hoffman).
TB: T Laudner 6; K Hrbek 4; A Newman; D Gladden; R Bush.
RBI: T Laudner 4 (47); K Hrbek 3 (64); D Gladden (49); G Gagne (41); R Bush (45).
2-out RBI: T Laudner 3; D Gladden.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 17.
Baserunning
SB: G Gagne (13, 2nd base off D Mohorcic/G Petralli).
CS: S Lombardozzi (4, 2nd base by C Hough/G Petralli).

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Hough, L (10-14) 4 5 8 6 6 5 0 3.47 23 106 55 24 17 14 7 4 0 0 23 -0.373 0.56 -5.0
Ed Vande Berg 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.76 2 10 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 -0.002 0.42 -0.1
Dale Mohorcic 2.2 1 1 1 2 1 0 4.06 13 50 28 15 5 8 6 3 1 0 3 2 -0.023 0.07 -0.4
Guy Hoffman 1 2 3 3 0 0 1 4.70 6 17 13 12 1 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 -0.001 0.00 -2.5
Team Totals 8 8 12 10 9 6 1 11.25 44 183 100 55 23 22 14 11 2 1 23 5 2 -0.399 0.34 -8.0
C Hough faced 2 batters in the 5th inning.

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bert Blyleven, W (9-11) 6 5 2 2 3 5 0 5.18 26 112 71 41 11 19 8 10 5 0 56 0.093 0.46 1.0
Roy Smith 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.57 7 32 21 9 5 7 0 4 2 0 0 0 0.008 0.09 1.0
German Gonzalez 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 3 11 8 4 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 3 10 0 2.00 36 155 100 54 20 26 8 15 8 0 56 0 0 0.101 0.35 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: G Hoffman (1; J Christensen); D Mohorcic (5; S Lombardozzi); C Hough (10; G Larkin).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Hirschbeck, 1B - Dale Scott, 2B - Rick Reed, 3B - Rich Garcia.
Time of Game: 3:19.
Attendance: 39,073.
Start Time Weather: 92° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  RR MIN K. Hrbek C. Hough 16% 75% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Newman Scores; Puckett Scores
b1 4-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  RR MIN D. Gladden C. Hough 7% 94% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Bush Scores; Laudner Scores/Adv on E5/unER; Gagne to 3B
b1 2-0 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  R MIN R. Bush C. Hough 6% 85% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Hrbek Scores; Larkin to 3B
b1 3-0 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  R MIN T. Laudner C. Hough 5% 89% Single to RF (Pop Fly to Short RF); Larkin Scores; Bush to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN K. Puckett C. Hough 4% 59% Walk; Newman to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX O. McDowell B. Blyleven 2% 52% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O TEX S. Fletcher B. Blyleven 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX P. O'Brien B. Blyleven -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O TEX R. Sierra B. Blyleven 2% 55% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Gladden C. Hough -2% 53% Popfly: SS (Deep 3B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN A. Newman C. Hough 2% 55% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN K. Puckett C. Hough 4% 59% Walk; Newman to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  RR MIN K. Hrbek C. Hough 16% 75% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Newman Scores; Puckett Scores
b1 2-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  MIN G. Larkin C. Hough 2% 77% Passed Ball; Hrbek to 3B
b1 2-0 1 --3 6,(3-2)  MIN G. Larkin C. Hough 1% 78% Hit By Pitch
b1 2-0 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  R MIN R. Bush C. Hough 6% 85% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Hrbek Scores; Larkin to 3B
b1 3-0 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  R MIN T. Laudner C. Hough 5% 89% Single to RF (Pop Fly to Short RF); Larkin Scores; Bush to 3B
b1 4-0 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  MIN G. Gagne C. Hough 1% 90% Walk; Laudner to 2B
b1 4-0 1 123 3,(0-2)  O MIN S. Lombardozzi C. Hough -3% 87% Strikeout Looking
b1 4-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  RR MIN D. Gladden C. Hough 7% 94% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Bush Scores; Laudner Scores/Adv on E5/unER; Gagne to 3B
b1 6-0 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O MIN A. Newman C. Hough -1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
6 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 6.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-6, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 5-6-7
t2 0-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX G. Petralli B. Blyleven 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-6 1 --- 8,(3-2)  TEX C. Espy B. Blyleven -1% 93% Walk
t2 0-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O TEX S. Buechele B. Blyleven 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B; Espy to 2B
t2 0-6 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O TEX C. Wilkerson B. Blyleven 1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 6.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-0, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 3-4-5
b2 6-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN K. Puckett C. Hough 1% 96% Walk
b2 6-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN K. Hrbek C. Hough 0% 96% Passed Ball; Puckett to 2B
b2 6-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN K. Hrbek C. Hough -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b2 6-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O MIN G. Larkin C. Hough -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b2 6-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN R. Bush C. Hough -1% 94% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 6.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-6, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
t3 0-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Kunkel B. Blyleven 1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX O. McDowell B. Blyleven 1% 96% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX S. Fletcher B. Blyleven 0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-0, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 7-8-9
b3 6-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Laudner C. Hough -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b3 6-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN G. Gagne C. Hough -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 6-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN S. Lombardozzi C. Hough 0% 96% Walk
b3 6-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Gladden C. Hough -0% 95% Lombardozzi Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 6.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-6, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 3-4-5
t4 0-6 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O TEX P. O'Brien B. Blyleven 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-6 1 --- 9,(3-2)  TEX R. Sierra B. Blyleven -1% 95% Walk
t4 0-6 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O TEX G. Petralli B. Blyleven 1% 96% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t4 0-6 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  R TEX C. Espy B. Blyleven -3% 94% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Sierra Scores
t4 1-6 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R TEX S. Buechele B. Blyleven -4% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Espy Scores
t4 2-6 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  TEX C. Wilkerson B. Blyleven -2% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive); Buechele to 3B
t4 2-6 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O TEX J. Kunkel B. Blyleven 3% 92% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-2, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 1-2-3
b4 6-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Gladden C. Hough -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
b4 6-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN A. Newman C. Hough -0% 90% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 6-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN K. Puckett C. Hough -0% 90% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 6.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-6, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
t5 2-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX O. McDowell B. Blyleven 2% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX S. Fletcher B. Blyleven 1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  TEX P. O'Brien B. Blyleven -1% 92% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
t5 2-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  TEX R. Sierra B. Blyleven -2% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); O'Brien to 2B
t5 2-6 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O TEX G. Petralli B. Blyleven 3% 93% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-2, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 4-5-6
b5 6-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN K. Hrbek C. Hough 1% 94% Walk
b5 6-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN G. Larkin C. Hough 1% 95% Walk; Hrbek to 2B
Ed Vande Berg replaces Charlie Hough pitching
b5 6-2 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O MIN R. Bush E. Vande Berg -1% 94% Popfly: SS
b5 6-2 1 12- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Laudner E. Vande Berg 1% 96% Walk; Hrbek to 3B; Larkin to 2B
Dale Mohorcic replaces Ed Vande Berg pitching
b5 6-2 1 123 4,(2-1)  RRO MIN G. Gagne D. Mohorcic 2% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Hrbek Scores; Larkin Scores/Adv on E4 (throw to 1B)/unER/No RBI; Gagne to 1B
b5 8-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN S. Lombardozzi D. Mohorcic 0% 98% Gagne Steals 2B; Gagne to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b5 8-2 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O MIN S. Lombardozzi D. Mohorcic -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 8.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-8, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 6-7-8
t6 2-8 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O TEX C. Espy B. Blyleven 1% 98% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
t6 2-8 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX S. Buechele B. Blyleven 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-8 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O TEX C. Wilkerson B. Blyleven 0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 8-2, Rangers' Dale Mohorcic facing 1-2-3
b6 8-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN D. Gladden D. Mohorcic 0% 99% Walk
b6 8-2 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN A. Newman D. Mohorcic 0% 99% Walk; Gladden to 2B
b6 8-2 0 12- 5,(1-2)  O MIN K. Puckett D. Mohorcic -0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Gladden to 3B
b6 8-2 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO MIN K. Hrbek D. Mohorcic 0% 99% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Gladden Scores
b6 9-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN G. Larkin D. Mohorcic -0% 99% Foul Flyball: 3B
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 9.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-9, Twins' Roy Smith facing 9-1-2
Roy Smith replaces Bert Blyleven pitching
t7 2-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  TEX J. Kunkel R. Smith -1% 99% Double to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t7 2-9 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O TEX O. McDowell R. Smith 1% 99% Strikeout Looking
t7 2-9 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O TEX S. Fletcher R. Smith 0% 99% Lineout: CF
t7 2-9 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O TEX P. O'Brien R. Smith 0% 100% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 9-2, Rangers' Dale Mohorcic facing 6-7-8
Barbaro Garbey replaces Oddibe McDowell (CF) playing LF batting 1st
Cecil Espy moves from LF to CF
b7 9-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Bush D. Mohorcic -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 9-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN T. Laudner D. Mohorcic 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b7 9-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN G. Gagne D. Mohorcic -0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Deep SS)
b7 9-2 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  MIN S. Lombardozzi D. Mohorcic 0% 100% Hit By Pitch; Gagne to 2B
b7 9-2 2 12- 3,(1-1)  MIN D. Gladden D. Mohorcic 0% 100% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Gagne to 3B; Lombardozzi to 2B; Gladden to 1B
b7 9-2 2 123 5,(2-2)  O MIN A. Newman D. Mohorcic -0% 100% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 9.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-9, Twins' Roy Smith facing 4-5-6
John Moses replaces Kirby Puckett playing CF batting 3rd
t8 2-9 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O TEX R. Sierra R. Smith 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-9 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX G. Petralli R. Smith 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-9 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX C. Espy R. Smith 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 9-2, Rangers' Guy Hoffman facing 3-4-5
Guy Hoffman replaces Dale Mohorcic pitching
Mike Stanley replaces Steve Buechele (3B) playing C batting 7th
Geno Petralli moves from C to 3B
b8 9-2 0 --- 7,(1-2)  O MIN J. Moses G. Hoffman -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 9-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN K. Hrbek G. Hoffman 0% 100% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF)
Tom Herr pinch hits for Gene Larkin (DH) batting 5th
b8 9-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Herr G. Hoffman -0% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
John Christensen pinch hits for Randy Bush (RF) batting 6th
b8 9-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Christensen G. Hoffman 0% 100% Hit By Pitch
b8 9-2 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR MIN T. Laudner G. Hoffman 0% 100% Home Run; Hrbek Scores; Christensen Scores
b8 12-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Gagne G. Hoffman 0% 100% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 12.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-12, Twins' German Gonzalez facing 7-8-9
German Gonzalez replaces Roy Smith pitching
Brian Harper replaces Kent Hrbek (1B) playing C batting 4th
Tim Laudner moves from C to 1B
John Christensen moves from PH to RF
t9 2-12 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX M. Stanley G. Gonzalez 0% 100% Lineout: SS
t9 2-12 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O TEX C. Wilkerson G. Gonzalez 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-12 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX J. Kunkel G. Gonzalez 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 12.

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