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Scores
Standings
CAL
@BOS
3
0
BAL
@CLE
0
1
DET
@KCR
5
9
SEA
@MIL
4
6
TEX
@MIN
8
6
OAK
@NYY
4
3
CHW
@TOR
5
7
 
(10)
CIN
@CHC
1
6
NYM
@LAD
3
4
 
(12)
HOU
@PIT
9
2
MON
@SDP
10
2
PHI
@SFG
5
8
ATL
@STL
3
3
 
(10)
Sunday, May 28, 1989, 1:15
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 28,722, Time of Game: 3:10
Rangers
8
27-19
 Won 3 
4th, 4½ GB
at Twins
6
21-26
 Lost 3 
6th, 11 GB
L: Jeff Reardon (0-2)
S: Jeff Russell (10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         1  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  6    8 13  0
Twins           1  1  0   2  0  1   0  1  0    6 11  0

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jeff Kunkel CF 3 2 2 0 1 1 4 .314 .340 .588 .928 14 7 0.120 0.96 0.147 -0.027 1.4 3 0 2·2B
   Jeff Stone PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .250 .306 .556 4 3 -0.012 0.44 0.000 -0.012 -0.4
   Jim Sundberg C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .345 .447 .792 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Scott Fletcher SS 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .253 .351 .293 .645 16 12 -0.108 1.04 0.007 -0.115 -0.4 0 1
Rafael Palmeiro 1B 5 1 4 2 0 0 5 .361 .423 .511 .934 11 10 0.077 0.98 0.126 -0.049 1.4 7 0
Ruben Sierra RF 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .310 .351 .516 .868 14 9 -0.035 1.12 0.080 -0.115 -0.1 3 0 2B
Julio Franco 2B 4 1 2 2 1 2 5 .322 .390 .509 .899 19 11 0.410 1.51 0.454 -0.044 2.3 1 3 2·2B
Buddy Bell DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .154 .214 .192 .407 9 6 -0.112 1.42 0.000 -0.112 -1.1
   Rick Leach PH 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 .298 .355 .474 .829 11 5 0.345 2.11 0.359 -0.014 0.8
Pete Incaviglia LF 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .232 .275 .415 .690 22 13 0.000 0.94 0.095 -0.096 0.1 3 0
Steve Buechele 3B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .265 .327 .417 .744 25 15 -0.067 0.65 0.013 -0.080 -1.0 0 1
Mike Stanley C 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .115 .233 .115 .349 15 5 0.000 0.79 0.039 -0.040 -0.1 7 1
   Cecil Espy PH-CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .259 .302 .306 .608 5 3 0.011 0.33 0.011 0.000 0.4 1 0 SB
Charlie Hough P 1 0
   Cecilio Guante P 0 0
   Jeff Russell P 0 0
Team Totals 40 8 13 8 4 6 44 .325 .386 .450 .836 165 99 0.629 1.04 1.331 -0.704 3.4 27 6
2B: J Kunkel 2 (5, 2 off S Rawley); J Franco 2 (11, 1 off J Reardon, 1 off S Rawley); R Sierra (15, off J Reardon).
TB: J Franco 4; J Kunkel 4; R Palmeiro 4; R Sierra 2; C Espy; S Fletcher; P Incaviglia; R Leach.
RBI: R Palmeiro 2 (30); J Franco 2 (44); S Fletcher (13); P Incaviglia (27); R Leach (8); R Sierra (35).
2-out RBI: J Franco 2; R Palmeiro; R Sierra; S Fletcher; P Incaviglia; R Leach.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 7 for 17.
Fielding
PB: M Stanley 2 (2).
Baserunning
SB: C Espy (20, 2nd base off S Shields/T Laudner).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Newman SS-2B 3 2 2 2 1 0 5 .265 .377 .294 .671 18 10 0.211 1.05 0.213 -0.001 2.0 0 2 2B,SB,SF
Wally Backman 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .279 .336 .327 .663 17 9 -0.130 1.06 0.000 -0.130 -1.6 3 2
   Dan Gladden LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .264 .292 .341 .633 4 3 0.093 1.87 0.093 0.000 0.4 1 0
Kirby Puckett CF 5 0 3 2 0 1 5 .333 .383 .492 .876 18 11 0.280 1.42 0.345 -0.065 2.0 4 0 SB
Jim Dwyer DH 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .295 .403 .361 .763 11 6 -0.076 1.72 0.088 -0.164 -0.3
Gary Gaetti 3B 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .251 .271 .419 .690 14 11 -0.180 1.43 0.000 -0.180 -1.6 0 1
Randy Bush RF 3 2 2 1 1 1 4 .233 .331 .456 .787 14 5 0.079 0.78 0.086 -0.007 1.6 6 0 HR
   Greg Gagne SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .290 .366 .656 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Carmelo Castillo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .379 .550 .929 3 2 -0.099 3.56 0.000 -0.099 -0.5
Gene Larkin 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .225 .331 .324 .655 13 10 -0.089 0.75 0.000 -0.089 -1.2 6 0
Tim Laudner C 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .196 .272 .326 .598 17 9 -0.035 0.58 0.024 -0.058 -0.1 6 0
John Moses LF-RF 2 1 2 0 1 0 4 .325 .398 .442 .839 17 10 0.076 0.69 0.080 -0.005 0.7 1 0 2B,SB,SH
Shane Rawley P 0 0
   Steve Shields P 0 0
   Jeff Reardon P 0 0
   Lee Tunnell P 0 0
Team Totals 36 6 11 6 4 8 42 .306 .366 .444 .810 146 86 0.130 1.14 0.929 -0.798 1.4 27 5
2B: A Newman (3, off C Hough); J Moses (2, off C Hough).
HR: R Bush (5, off C Guante, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
SF: A Newman (1, off C Hough).
SH: J Moses (1, off C Hough).
TB: R Bush 5; J Moses 3; K Puckett 3; A Newman 3; D Gladden; J Dwyer.
RBI: A Newman 2 (9); K Puckett 2 (26); J Dwyer (7); R Bush (22).
2-out RBI: K Puckett 2; A Newman; J Dwyer.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 14.
Baserunning
SB: K Puckett (4, 2nd base off C Hough/M Stanley); J Moses (7, 3rd base off C Hough/M Stanley); A Newman (7, 2nd base off C Hough/M Stanley).

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 6 7 5 4 4 5 0 5.85 29 103 58 30 12 16 5 15 5 0 41 -0.225 1.00 -1.9
Cecilio Guante, W (3-2) 2 2 1 1 0 2 1 2.57 8 27 18 12 2 4 2 4 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.10 0.0
Jeff Russell, S (10) 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.48 5 16 10 8 2 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.094 3.78 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 6 5 4 8 1 5.00 42 146 86 50 16 20 8 22 7 0 41 0 0 -0.130 1.14 -1.4

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
Shane Rawley 7 6 2 2 4 4 0 4.16 31 108 64 41 10 13 7 16 3 0 57 0.217 1.06 1.6
Steve Shields, H (1) 1.2 2 2 2 0 2 0 5.40 7 31 19 10 3 6 2 3 2 0 0 0 0.047 0.42 -0.2
Jeff Reardon, BS (4), L (0-2) 0 4 4 4 0 0 0 5.31 4 13 9 7 0 2 0 4 3 0 1 1 -0.811 2.30 -4.1
Lee Tunnell 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 13 7 6 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 -0.082 0.74 -0.7
Team Totals 9 13 8 8 4 6 0 8.00 44 165 99 64 13 22 9 25 9 0 57 2 2 -0.629 1.04 -3.4
J Reardon faced 4 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rick Reed, 1B - Al Clark, 2B - Dave Phillips, 3B - Mark Johnson.
Time of Game: 3:10.
Attendance: 28,722.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Minnesota Twins
1 Jeff Kunkel CF 1 Al Newman SS
2 Scott Fletcher SS 2 Wally Backman 2B
3 Rafael Palmeiro 1B 3 Kirby Puckett CF
4 Ruben Sierra RF 4 Jim Dwyer DH
5 Julio Franco 2B 5 Gary Gaetti 3B
6 Buddy Bell DH 6 Randy Bush RF
7 Pete Incaviglia LF 7 Gene Larkin 1B
8 Steve Buechele 3B 8 Tim Laudner C
9 Mike Stanley C 9 John Moses LF
Charlie Hough P Shane Rawley P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 6-6 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R TEX R. Leach J. Reardon 36% 82% Single to LF (Line Drive); Franco Scores; Leach to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t9 4-6 2 -23 2,(1-0)  RR TEX J. Franco J. Reardon 35% 46% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Palmeiro Scores; Sierra Scores
b4 2-1 2 -23 4,(1-2)  RR MIN K. Puckett C. Hough -16% 15% Single to RF (Line Drive); Moses Scores; Newman Scores; Puckett to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b9 6-8 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  MIN K. Puckett J. Russell -14% 67% Single to P (Ground Ball to Short 1B Line); Gladden to 2B
b9 6-8 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O MIN G. Gaetti J. Russell 12% 90% Strikeout Swinging

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' Shane Rawley facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX J. Kunkel S. Rawley 6% 56% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O TEX S. Fletcher S. Rawley -1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B; Kunkel to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 3,(1-1)  R TEX R. Palmeiro S. Rawley 5% 60% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Kunkel Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O TEX R. Sierra S. Rawley -3% 57% Popfly: 2B
t1 1-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O TEX J. Franco S. Rawley -2% 55% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN A. Newman C. Hough -6% 49% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)
b1 0-1 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O MIN W. Backman C. Hough 2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Newman to 3B
b1 0-1 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O MIN K. Puckett C. Hough 6% 57% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R MIN J. Dwyer C. Hough -9% 48% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Newman Scores
b1 1-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN G. Gaetti C. Hough 2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 1.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Shane Rawley facing 6-7-8
t2 1-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX B. Bell S. Rawley -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX P. Incaviglia S. Rawley -2% 46% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t2 1-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX S. Buechele S. Rawley 1% 47% Walk
t2 1-1 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O TEX M. Stanley S. Rawley -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  MIN R. Bush C. Hough -4% 41% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b2 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN G. Larkin C. Hough -3% 39% Passed Ball; Bush to 2B
b2 1-1 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN G. Larkin C. Hough 4% 43% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b2 1-1 1 -2- 4,(0-2)  O MIN T. Laudner C. Hough 4% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-1 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Moses C. Hough -1% 46% Walk
b2 1-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R MIN A. Newman C. Hough -11% 35% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Bush Scores; Moses to 2B
b2 2-1 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O MIN W. Backman C. Hough 4% 39% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Shane Rawley facing 1-2-3
t3 1-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O TEX J. Kunkel S. Rawley -3% 36% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX S. Fletcher S. Rawley -2% 34% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t3 1-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  TEX R. Palmeiro S. Rawley 1% 36% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 1-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX R. Sierra S. Rawley -3% 33% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 3-4-5
b3 2-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN K. Puckett C. Hough -3% 30% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b3 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Dwyer C. Hough 3% 33% Flyball: RF
b3 2-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN G. Gaetti C. Hough 3% 36% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b3 2-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN R. Bush C. Hough -1% 35% Puckett Steals 2B
b3 2-1 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN R. Bush C. Hough -1% 34% Walk
b3 2-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Larkin C. Hough 4% 38% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Shane Rawley facing 5-6-7
t4 1-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX J. Franco S. Rawley 5% 42% Walk
t4 1-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O TEX B. Bell S. Rawley -4% 38% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t4 1-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O TEX P. Incaviglia S. Rawley -4% 34% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX S. Buechele S. Rawley -3% 31% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 8-9-1
b4 2-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN T. Laudner C. Hough 2% 34% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b4 2-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  MIN J. Moses C. Hough -4% 30% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b4 2-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  MIN A. Newman C. Hough -3% 27% Moses Steals 3B
b4 2-1 1 --3 5,(3-1)  MIN A. Newman C. Hough -2% 25% Walk
b4 2-1 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  MIN W. Backman C. Hough -2% 23% Newman Steals 2B
b4 2-1 1 -23 5,(3-1)  O MIN W. Backman C. Hough 7% 31% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b4 2-1 2 -23 4,(1-2)  RR MIN K. Puckett C. Hough -16% 15% Single to RF (Line Drive); Moses Scores; Newman Scores; Puckett to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b4 4-1 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Dwyer C. Hough 2% 16% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 4.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Shane Rawley facing 9-1-2
t5 1-4 0 --- 4,(3-0)  TEX M. Stanley S. Rawley 4% 20% Walk
t5 1-4 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  TEX J. Kunkel S. Rawley 6% 27% Walk; Stanley to 2B
t5 1-4 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O TEX S. Fletcher S. Rawley -6% 21% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t5 1-4 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O TEX R. Palmeiro S. Rawley -5% 16% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t5 1-4 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O TEX R. Sierra S. Rawley -4% 12% Popfly: RF (Short RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-1, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 5-6-7
b5 4-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN G. Gaetti C. Hough 1% 13% Flyball: LF
b5 4-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN R. Bush C. Hough 1% 13% Strikeout Swinging
b5 4-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN G. Larkin C. Hough 0% 14% Groundout: 2B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 4.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Shane Rawley facing 5-6-7
t6 1-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX J. Franco S. Rawley 6% 20% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t6 1-4 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O TEX B. Bell S. Rawley -4% 15% Popfly: RF (Short RF)
t6 1-4 1 -2- 10,(3-2)  O TEX P. Incaviglia S. Rawley -4% 12% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
t6 1-4 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O TEX S. Buechele S. Rawley -3% 9% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-1, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 8-9-1
b6 4-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN T. Laudner C. Hough -1% 8% Walk
b6 4-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Moses C. Hough 0% 8% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 3B); Laudner to 2B
b6 4-1 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  MIN A. Newman C. Hough -1% 7% Passed Ball; Laudner to 3B
b6 4-1 1 --3 6,(2-2)  RO MIN A. Newman C. Hough -1% 6% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Laudner Scores/unER
b6 5-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN W. Backman C. Hough 0% 6% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 5.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-5, Twins' Shane Rawley facing 9-1-2
t7 1-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O TEX M. Stanley S. Rawley -2% 4% Popfly: RF (Short RF)
t7 1-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX J. Kunkel S. Rawley 2% 7% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t7 1-5 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O TEX S. Fletcher S. Rawley -2% 5% Groundout: SS-1B; Kunkel to 3B
t7 1-5 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R TEX R. Palmeiro S. Rawley 3% 8% Single to RF (Line Drive); Kunkel Scores
t7 2-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O TEX R. Sierra S. Rawley -2% 6% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Rangers' Cecilio Guante facing 3-4-5
Cecilio Guante replaces Charlie Hough pitching
b7 5-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN K. Puckett C. Guante 1% 6% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 5-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Dwyer C. Guante 0% 7% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b7 5-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN G. Gaetti C. Guante 0% 7% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 5.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Steve Shields facing 5-6-7
Steve Shields replaces Shane Rawley pitching
t8 2-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O TEX J. Franco S. Shields -2% 5% Strikeout Swinging
Rick Leach pinch hits for Buddy Bell (DH) batting 6th
t8 2-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O TEX R. Leach S. Shields -1% 3% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
t8 2-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX P. Incaviglia S. Shields -1% 3% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Rangers' Cecilio Guante facing 6-7-8
b8 5-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  R MIN R. Bush C. Guante -2% 1% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b8 6-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN G. Larkin C. Guante 0% 1% Strikeout Swinging
b8 6-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Laudner C. Guante 0% 1% Strikeout Looking
b8 6-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  MIN J. Moses C. Guante -0% 1% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b8 6-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN A. Newman C. Guante 0% 2% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 6.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-6, Twins' Steve Shields facing 8-9-1
Al Newman moves from SS to 2B
Greg Gagne replaces Randy Bush (RF) playing SS batting 6th
Dan Gladden replaces Wally Backman (2B) playing LF batting 2nd
John Moses moves from LF to RF
t9 2-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX S. Buechele S. Shields -1% 1% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
Cecil Espy pinch hits for Mike Stanley (C) batting 9th
t9 2-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  TEX C. Espy S. Shields 1% 2% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
Jeff Stone pinch hits for Jeff Kunkel (CF) batting 1st
t9 2-6 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  TEX J. Stone S. Shields 0% 2% Espy Steals 2B
t9 2-6 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Stone S. Shields -1% 0% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-6 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R TEX S. Fletcher S. Shields 1% 1% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Deep SS-2B); Espy Scores
Jeff Reardon replaces Steve Shields pitching
t9 3-6 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  TEX R. Palmeiro J. Reardon 2% 4% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Fletcher to 3B
t9 3-6 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R TEX R. Sierra J. Reardon 8% 12% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Fletcher Scores; Palmeiro to 3B
t9 4-6 2 -23 2,(1-0)  RR TEX J. Franco J. Reardon 35% 46% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Palmeiro Scores; Sierra Scores
t9 6-6 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R TEX R. Leach J. Reardon 36% 82% Single to LF (Line Drive); Franco Scores; Leach to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
Lee Tunnell replaces Jeff Reardon pitching
t9 7-6 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  R TEX P. Incaviglia L. Tunnell 10% 92% Single to LF (Line Drive); Leach Scores; Incaviglia to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t9 8-6 2 -2- 9,(3-2)  O TEX S. Buechele L. Tunnell -1% 91% Popfly: RF (Short RF)
6 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 8, Twins 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 6-8, Rangers' Jeff Russell facing 2-3-4
Jeff Russell replaces Cecilio Guante pitching
Jim Sundberg replaces Jeff Stone (PH) playing C batting 1st
Cecil Espy moves from PH to CF
b9 6-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN D. Gladden J. Russell -9% 81% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b9 6-8 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  MIN K. Puckett J. Russell -14% 67% Single to P (Ground Ball to Short 1B Line); Gladden to 2B
b9 6-8 0 12- 3,(2-0)  O MIN J. Dwyer J. Russell 11% 78% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Gladden to 3B
b9 6-8 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O MIN G. Gaetti J. Russell 12% 90% Strikeout Swinging
Carmelo Castillo pinch hits for Greg Gagne (SS) batting 6th
b9 6-8 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O MIN C. Castillo J. Russell 10% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 8, Twins 6.

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