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NYY
@BAL
0
2
TOR
@BOS
1
0
TEX
@CHW
2
3
DET
@CLE
2
4
CAL
@MIL
3
4
OAK
@MIN
5
2
HOU
@ATL
3
4
 
(17)
CHC
@MON
3
1
NYM
@PHI
3
9
STL
@PIT
2
1
LAD
@SDP
1
2
 
(16)
CIN
@SFG
1
6
Wednesday, September 28, 1988, 7:05
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 47,620, Time of Game: 2:29
Athletics
5
101-57
 Won 1 
1st
at Twins
2
88-70
 Lost 1 
2nd, 13 GB
W: Todd Burns (8-2)
L: Bert Blyleven (10-17)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  1  0   0  4  0   0  0  0    5  8  0
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    2  7  0

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Luis Polonia RF-LF 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .297 .344 .388 .732 18 13 0.003 0.99 0.097 -0.094 -0.3 3 0 2B
Stan Javier CF-RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .256 .311 .317 .629 13 9 0.030 0.58 0.073 -0.042 0.4 3 0
Dave Parker LF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .258 .314 .400 .714 9 7 0.054 0.53 0.064 -0.010 1.2 0 0 2B
   Dave Henderson PR-CF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .295 .356 .517 .873 8 4 0.002 0.05 0.002 0.000 0.1 2 0
Don Baylor DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 5 .224 .338 .332 .670 11 8 0.034 0.60 0.069 -0.035 0.4 HBP
Ron Hassey C 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .325 .373 .698 1 0 0.058 1.53 0.058 0.000 0.6 2 0 HBP
   Terry Steinbach C 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .258 .329 .389 .718 13 6 -0.040 0.42 0.001 -0.041 -0.8 6 2
Glenn Hubbard 2B 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .250 .328 .336 .664 13 9 -0.075 0.94 0.010 -0.084 -1.3 1 3 SF
Doug Jennings 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .210 .349 .300 .649 19 14 0.077 0.75 0.100 -0.023 0.4 6 0
   Carney Lansford 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .333 .366 .699 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Tony Phillips 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .199 .314 .303 .617 12 7 0.039 0.60 0.054 -0.016 0.2 0 1 HBP
Walt Weiss SS 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .246 .310 .318 .629 19 10 -0.007 0.85 0.065 -0.072 -0.4 4 2 2B
Todd Burns P 0 0
   Rick Honeycutt P 0 0
   Gene Nelson P 0 0
   Dennis Eckersley P 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 8 5 2 6 40 .235 .325 .324 .649 136 87 0.175 0.71 0.593 -0.417 0.5 27 8
2B: W Weiss (17, off B Blyleven); L Polonia (11, off B Blyleven); D Parker (17, off B Blyleven).
SF: G Hubbard (2, off B Blyleven).
HBP: D Baylor (12, by B Blyleven); R Hassey (4, by B Blyleven); T Phillips (1, by B Blyleven).
TB: D Parker 4; L Polonia 2; W Weiss 2; S Javier; D Baylor; D Jennings.
RBI: D Baylor (34); G Hubbard (33); D Jennings (15); L Polonia (27); D Parker (53).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Hubbard-W Weiss-D Jennings.

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 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .269 .321 .405 .727 13 6 -0.012 0.55 0.038 -0.050 0.1 4 0 2B,CS
Tom Herr 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .251 .349 .313 .661 14 8 0.030 0.72 0.060 -0.031 0.0 2 5
Randy Bush RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .260 .361 .434 .795 10 7 -0.120 0.90 0.000 -0.120 -1.1 5 0 GDP
   Brian Harper PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .346 .430 .777 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Eric Bullock PH-RF 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .286 .375 .286 .661 3 3 0.043 0.94 0.043 0.000 1.0 0 0
Kirby Puckett CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .355 .373 .544 .917 7 6 -0.067 0.96 0.017 -0.084 -0.8 1 0
Gene Larkin 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .266 .370 .375 .745 12 9 -0.078 0.74 0.000 -0.078 -0.8 7 0
Jim Dwyer DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .264 .400 .341 .741 13 7 -0.015 0.40 0.014 -0.029 -0.4
Tim Laudner C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .248 .313 .399 .713 10 5 -0.042 0.52 0.000 -0.042 -0.6 6 0
   John Moses PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .317 .368 .424 .792 3 3 -0.005 0.17 0.000 -0.005 -0.1
Steve Lombardozzi SS 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .209 .292 .306 .598 11 6 0.005 0.70 0.059 -0.054 0.9 1 1 HR,CS
Al Newman 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .224 .300 .248 .548 9 6 -0.062 0.88 0.000 -0.062 -0.8 0 1
Bert Blyleven P 1 1
Team Totals 31 2 7 2 3 8 34 .226 .294 .355 .649 105 66 -0.323 0.69 0.231 -0.555 -2.5 27 8
2B: D Gladden (32, off T Burns).
HR: S Lombardozzi (3, off T Burns, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
TB: S Lombardozzi 5; D Gladden 3; K Puckett; E Bullock; T Herr.
GIDP: R Bush (7).
RBI: E Bullock (3); S Lombardozzi (25).
2-out RBI: E Bullock.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Baserunning
CS: S Lombardozzi (5, 2nd base by T Burns/T Steinbach); D Gladden (7, 2nd base by T Burns/T Steinbach).

Oakland Athletics

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
Todd Burns, W (8-2) 7.2 6 2 2 2 6 1 3.16 28 88 51 28 4 19 10 10 1 0 63 0.290 0.67 2.7
Rick Honeycutt 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.50 1 6 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.012 0.45 -0.1
Gene Nelson, H (8) 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.18 2 6 6 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 0.006 1.42 -0.6
Dennis Eckersley, S (45) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.39 3 9 8 4 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.041 0.53 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 3 8 1 2.00 34 109 67 36 8 23 10 13 3 0 63 3 1 0.325 0.69 2.5
R Honeycutt faced 1 batter in the 8th 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, L (10-17) 9 8 5 5 2 6 0 5.43 40 136 87 52 12 23 12 17 4 0 55 -0.175 0.71 -0.5
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 2 6 0 5.00 40 136 87 52 12 23 12 17 4 0 55 -0.175 0.71 -0.5
Balks: None.
WP: B Blyleven (5).
HBP: B Blyleven 3 (16; D Baylor, R Hassey, T Phillips).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim McClelland, 1B - Tim Tschida, 2B - Larry McCoy, 3B - Don Denkinger.
Time of Game: 2:29.
Attendance: 47,620.
Start Time Weather: Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Minnesota Twins
1 Luis Polonia RF 1 Dan Gladden LF
2 Stan Javier CF 2 Tom Herr 2B
3 Dave Parker LF 3 Randy Bush RF
4 Don Baylor DH 4 Kirby Puckett CF
5 Ron Hassey C 5 Gene Larkin 1B
6 Glenn Hubbard 2B 6 Jim Dwyer DH
7 Doug Jennings 1B 7 Tim Laudner C
8 Tony Phillips 3B 8 Steve Lombardozzi SS
9 Walt Weiss SS 9 Al Newman 3B
Todd Burns P Bert Blyleven P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 1 12- 7,(1-2)  R OAK D. Jennings B. Blyleven 10% 64% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Baylor Scores; Hassey to 2B
b4 0-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO MIN R. Bush T. Burns 10% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t5 1-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  R OAK L. Polonia B. Blyleven 10% 80% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Weiss Scores
t2 1-0 1 123 6,(2-2)  O OAK W. Weiss B. Blyleven -7% 63% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-0 2 123 5,(1-2)  O OAK L. Polonia B. Blyleven -7% 56% Strikeout Swinging

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK L. Polonia B. Blyleven -2% 48% Flyball: CF (Short CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK S. Javier B. Blyleven -2% 46% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK D. Parker B. Blyleven -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Todd Burns facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O MIN D. Gladden T. Burns 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN T. Herr T. Burns 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN R. Bush T. Burns 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK D. Baylor B. Blyleven 4% 54% Hit By Pitch
t2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK R. Hassey B. Blyleven 6% 60% Hit By Pitch; Baylor to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- 5,(1-2)  O OAK G. Hubbard B. Blyleven -6% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 12- 7,(1-2)  R OAK D. Jennings B. Blyleven 10% 64% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Baylor Scores; Hassey to 2B
t2 1-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  OAK T. Phillips B. Blyleven 5% 69% Hit By Pitch; Hassey to 3B; Jennings to 2B
t2 1-0 1 123 6,(2-2)  O OAK W. Weiss B. Blyleven -7% 63% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-0 2 123 5,(1-2)  O OAK L. Polonia B. Blyleven -7% 56% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Todd Burns facing 4-5-6
Terry Steinbach replaces Ron Hassey playing C batting 5th
b2 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN K. Puckett T. Burns 3% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b2 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN G. Larkin T. Burns 2% 60% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Dwyer T. Burns -1% 59% Walk
b2 0-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN T. Laudner T. Burns 3% 61% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK S. Javier B. Blyleven -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK D. Parker B. Blyleven 2% 62% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t3 1-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK D. Baylor B. Blyleven -3% 59% Flyball: LF
t3 1-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK T. Steinbach B. Blyleven -2% 57% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Todd Burns facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  MIN S. Lombardozzi T. Burns -4% 52% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS)
b3 0-1 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN A. Newman T. Burns 4% 56% Popfly: 1B (P's Left)
b3 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Gladden T. Burns 5% 61% Lombardozzi Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b3 0-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN D. Gladden T. Burns -2% 60% Single to P (Ground Ball to Front of Home)
b3 0-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN T. Herr T. Burns 3% 63% Gladden Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 6-7-8
t4 1-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK G. Hubbard B. Blyleven -2% 60% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
t4 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK D. Jennings B. Blyleven -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t4 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK T. Phillips B. Blyleven -1% 58% Groundout: 2B-P (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Todd Burns facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN T. Herr T. Burns -5% 53% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b4 0-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO MIN R. Bush T. Burns 10% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b4 0-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN K. Puckett T. Burns -2% 61% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b4 0-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN G. Larkin T. Burns 3% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Twins 0.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
t5 1-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  OAK W. Weiss B. Blyleven 7% 71% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t5 1-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  R OAK L. Polonia B. Blyleven 10% 80% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Weiss Scores
t5 2-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  OAK S. Javier B. Blyleven 5% 85% Single to P (Bunt to Weak 3B); Polonia to 3B
t5 2-0 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  R OAK D. Parker B. Blyleven 4% 89% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Polonia Scores; Javier to 2B
t5 3-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OAK D. Baylor B. Blyleven 3% 91% Wild Pitch; Javier to 3B; Parker to 2B
t5 3-0 0 -23 4,(2-1)  R OAK D. Baylor B. Blyleven 3% 94% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Javier Scores; Parker to 3B
t5 4-0 0 1-3 5,(2-2)  O OAK T. Steinbach B. Blyleven -2% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t5 4-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO OAK G. Hubbard B. Blyleven 1% 93% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Parker Scores
t5 5-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O OAK D. Jennings B. Blyleven -1% 93% Flyball: LF
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Athletics' Todd Burns facing 6-7-8
b5 0-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Dwyer T. Burns 1% 94% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Laudner T. Burns 1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b5 0-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN S. Lombardozzi T. Burns 0% 95% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Twins 0.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 8-9-1
t6 5-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK T. Phillips B. Blyleven -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 5-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O OAK W. Weiss B. Blyleven -0% 95% Flyball: RF
t6 5-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK L. Polonia B. Blyleven -0% 95% Groundout: P-1B (Short 1B Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Athletics' Todd Burns facing 9-1-2
b6 0-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN A. Newman T. Burns 1% 96% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b6 0-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN D. Gladden T. Burns -1% 94% Walk
b6 0-5 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN T. Herr T. Burns 2% 96% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
b6 0-5 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN R. Bush T. Burns 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Twins 0.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 2-3-4
t7 5-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O OAK S. Javier B. Blyleven -0% 97% Lineout: SS
t7 5-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  OAK D. Parker B. Blyleven 1% 97% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
Dave Henderson pinch runs for Dave Parker (LF) batting 3rd
t7 5-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O OAK D. Baylor B. Blyleven -0% 97% Flyball: RF (CF-RF); Henderson to 3B
t7 5-0 2 --3 4,(3-0)  OAK T. Steinbach B. Blyleven 0% 97% Walk
t7 5-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O OAK G. Hubbard B. Blyleven -1% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 5, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Athletics' Todd Burns facing 4-5-6
Luis Polonia moves from RF to LF
Dave Henderson moves from PR to CF
Stan Javier moves from CF to RF
b7 0-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN K. Puckett T. Burns 1% 97% Flyball: RF
b7 0-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Larkin T. Burns 1% 98% Flyball: CF
b7 0-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Dwyer T. Burns 0% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Twins 0.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
t8 5-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Jennings B. Blyleven -0% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t8 5-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O OAK T. Phillips B. Blyleven -0% 98% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t8 5-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK W. Weiss B. Blyleven -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Athletics' Todd Burns facing 7-8-9
Carney Lansford replaces Doug Jennings playing 1B batting 7th
b8 0-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN T. Laudner T. Burns 1% 99% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b8 0-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  R MIN S. Lombardozzi T. Burns -1% 97% Inside-the-park Home Run to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b8 1-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN A. Newman T. Burns 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
b8 1-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN D. Gladden T. Burns -1% 97% Double to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
Rick Honeycutt replaces Todd Burns pitching
b8 1-5 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  MIN T. Herr R. Honeycutt -1% 96% Walk
Gene Nelson replaces Rick Honeycutt pitching
Eric Bullock pinch hits for Brian Harper batting 3rd
Brian Harper pinch hits for Randy Bush (RF) batting 3rd
b8 1-5 2 12- 3,(0-2)  R MIN E. Bullock G. Nelson -4% 92% Single to CF (Line Drive); Gladden Scores; Herr to 2B
b8 2-5 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O MIN K. Puckett G. Nelson 5% 97% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 5, Twins 2.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
Eric Bullock moves from PH to RF
t9 5-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK L. Polonia B. Blyleven -0% 96% Popfly: LF (Short LF)
t9 5-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK S. Javier B. Blyleven -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 5-2 2 --- 8,(3-2)  OAK D. Henderson B. Blyleven 0% 96% Walk
t9 5-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK D. Baylor B. Blyleven -0% 96% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Dennis Eckersley facing 5-6-7
Dennis Eckersley replaces Gene Nelson pitching
b9 2-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN G. Larkin D. Eckersley 2% 98% Lineout: SS
b9 2-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Dwyer D. Eckersley 1% 100% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
John Moses pinch hits for Tim Laudner (C) batting 7th
b9 2-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Moses D. Eckersley 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Twins 2.

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  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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