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Scores
Standings
BOS
@ANA
1
2
TOR
@MIN
9
6
CLE
@OAK
1
3
NYY
@SEA
4
3
STL
@COL
13
9
ARI
@LAD
3
0
FLA
@PHI
5
9
ATL
@PIT
3
5
CIN
@SDP
3
6
HOU
@SFG
6
3
Wednesday, April 8, 1998, 7:05
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 8,532, Time of Game: 3:30
Blue Jays
9
3-4
 Won 1 
3rd, 3 GB
at Twins
6
3-4
 Lost 1 
3rd, 3 GB
W: Pat Hentgen (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Blue Jays       4  1  0   0  0  2   0  2  0    9 11  1
Twins           0  3  0   0  0  3   0  0  0    6 10  4

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Shannon Stewart LF 5 1 2 0 1 1 6 .200 .273 .200 .473 30 18 0.040 0.78 0.122 -0.083 0.1 0 0 SB,CS
Tony Fernandez 2B 4 3 1 0 2 0 6 .150 .346 .150 .496 14 5 0.068 0.88 0.138 -0.070 0.6 3 2 SB
Shawn Green RF 3 3 2 2 2 0 5 .217 .400 .609 1.009 24 14 0.194 0.96 0.210 -0.015 2.2 3 0 HR
Jose Canseco DH 5 2 4 2 0 0 5 .321 .345 .643 .988 19 14 0.322 0.90 0.322 0.000 5.0 2·2B,SB
Mike Stanley 1B 4 0 0 1 1 0 5 .222 .276 .407 .683 17 9 0.029 0.79 0.071 -0.042 0.2 8 0
Ed Sprague 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .353 .455 .529 .984 3 2 0.020 0.84 0.020 0.000 0.5 0 0 HBP
   Craig Grebeck PH-3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .111 .273 .444 .717 12 7 -0.143 0.94 0.000 -0.143 -2.1 0 0 GDP
   Felipe Crespo PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .222 .250 .472 2 2 0.014 0.90 0.014 0.000 -0.1 SF
   Mark Dalesandro 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jose Cruz CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 5 .250 .296 .458 .755 21 13 -0.020 0.62 0.028 -0.048 -0.7 3 0 SF
Darrin Fletcher C 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .048 .087 .048 .135 19 12 -0.061 0.73 0.016 -0.078 -0.6 6 0
Alex Gonzalez SS 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .208 .296 .292 .588 24 13 -0.058 0.71 0.016 -0.074 -1.2 4 5
Pat Hentgen P 0 2
   Dan Plesac P 0 0
   Paul Quantrill P 0 0
   Randy Myers P 0 0
Team Totals 36 9 11 7 8 1 47 .306 .426 .444 .870 185 109 0.405 0.81 0.957 -0.553 3.9 27 9
2B: J Canseco 2 (3, 1 off F Rodriguez, 1 off L Hawkins).
HR: S Green (3, off G Swindell, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SF: J Cruz (1, off L Hawkins); F Crespo (1, off H Carrasco).
HBP: E Sprague (1, by L Hawkins).
TB: J Canseco 6; S Green 5; S Stewart 2; D Fletcher; J Cruz; T Fernandez.
GIDP: C Grebeck (1).
RBI: S Green 2 (7); J Canseco 2 (4); J Cruz (4); F Crespo (2); M Stanley (2).
2-out RBI: J Canseco.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 15.
Fielding
E: M Dalesandro (1).
Baserunning
SB: S Stewart (1, 2nd base off L Hawkins/T Steinbach); T Fernandez (1, 2nd base off L Hawkins/T Steinbach); J Canseco (1, 2nd base off H Carrasco/T Steinbach).
CS: S Stewart (1, 2nd base by L Hawkins/T Steinbach).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Matt Lawton CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .158 .360 .263 .623 9 8 -0.045 1.39 0.075 -0.120 -0.0 2 0
   Brent Gates PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .056 .150 .222 .372 3 3 -0.108 4.04 0.000 -0.108 -0.8 0 1
Alex Ochoa RF-CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .294 .294 .471 .765 24 12 -0.009 0.98 0.083 -0.091 0.2 1 0 2B
Paul Molitor DH 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .269 .355 .385 .739 16 10 -0.104 1.26 0.036 -0.140 -0.8
David Ortiz 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .333 .333 .571 .905 15 9 -0.142 1.09 0.000 -0.142 -1.4 8 0
Marty Cordova LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .273 .467 .455 .921 12 10 0.006 0.78 0.066 -0.061 -0.0 5 0
Todd Walker 2B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .250 .263 .375 .638 13 8 0.058 1.05 0.108 -0.050 1.0 7 3 2B
   Denny Hocking PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .571 .000 .571 4 0 0.058 1.77 0.058 0.000 0.3
Ron Coomer 3B-RF 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .304 .304 .435 .739 16 11 -0.021 1.71 0.129 -0.150 -0.2 1 0 2B
Terry Steinbach C 1 1 0 0 3 0 4 .267 .450 .267 .717 18 6 0.112 1.32 0.126 -0.014 0.8 2 1
Pat Meares SS 3 1 2 3 0 1 4 .462 .429 .615 1.044 13 7 0.098 2.12 0.168 -0.070 1.8 1 8 2B,SF
LaTroy Hawkins P 0 1
   Mike Trombley P 0 0
   Greg Swindell P 0 0
   Frankie Rodriguez P 0 0
   Hector Carrasco P 0 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
   Rick Aguilera P 0 0
Team Totals 37 6 10 6 5 6 43 .270 .349 .378 .727 143 84 -0.097 1.36 0.849 -0.946 0.9 27 14
2B: A Ochoa (3, off P Hentgen); T Walker (2, off P Hentgen); P Meares (4, off P Hentgen); R Coomer (3, off P Quantrill).
SF: P Meares (2, off P Hentgen).
TB: R Coomer 3; P Meares 3; T Walker 3; M Cordova 2; A Ochoa 2; M Lawton.
RBI: P Meares 3 (6); R Coomer (3); T Walker (4); M Lawton (2).
2-out RBI: P Meares 2; M Lawton.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 5 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Meares-T Walker-D Ortiz.
E: T Walker (1); P Meares (2); T Steinbach (1); R Coomer (2).

Toronto Blue Jays

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
Pat Hentgen, W (1-0) 5.2 7 6 6 3 2 0 4.26 27 87 50 32 6 12 8 14 5 0 30 -0.205 1.16 -3.0
Dan Plesac, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.00 1 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.077 2.86 0.5
Paul Quantrill, H (1) 1.2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 8 29 18 9 1 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.067 1.21 0.3
Randy Myers, S (2) 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 7 24 13 7 2 4 4 1 0 0 3 0 0.158 2.10 1.4
Team Totals 9 10 6 6 5 6 0 6.00 43 143 84 50 10 24 16 16 5 0 30 5 0 0.097 1.36 -0.9

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
LaTroy Hawkins, L (0-1) 3 5 5 5 4 0 0 6.75 19 85 48 32 4 12 7 7 4 0 25 -0.273 0.83 -3.3
Mike Trombley 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.00 5 18 10 6 1 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.044 1.11 0.6
Greg Swindell 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 5.79 6 15 13 9 1 3 1 5 1 0 0 0 -0.040 0.96 -0.4
Frankie Rodriguez 2 2 3 1 1 1 0 10.38 9 35 18 9 2 7 2 5 2 0 0 0 -0.063 0.71 -0.9
Hector Carrasco 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 14 9 7 1 1 2 1 0 0 2 2 -0.097 1.00 -0.8
Eddie Guardado 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.015 0.54 0.4
Rick Aguilera 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 4 17 10 6 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.011 0.23 0.6
Team Totals 9 11 9 7 8 1 1 7.00 47 185 109 70 11 28 16 21 8 0 25 3 2 -0.403 0.81 -3.9
G Swindell faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.
F Rodriguez faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: F Rodriguez (1); H Carrasco (1).
HBP: L Hawkins (1; E Sprague).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Terry Craft, 1B - Jim McKean, 2B - Al Clark, 3B - Jim Joyce.
Time of Game: 3:30.
Attendance: 8,532.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays         Minnesota Twins
1 Shannon Stewart LF 1 Matt Lawton CF
2 Tony Fernandez 2B 2 Alex Ochoa RF
3 Shawn Green RF 3 Paul Molitor DH
4 Jose Canseco DH 4 David Ortiz 1B
5 Mike Stanley 1B 5 Marty Cordova LF
6 Ed Sprague 3B 6 Todd Walker 2B
7 Jose Cruz CF 7 Ron Coomer 3B
8 Darrin Fletcher C 8 Terry Steinbach C
9 Alex Gonzalez SS 9 Pat Meares SS
Pat Hentgen P LaTroy Hawkins P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 5-3 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO TOR C. Grebeck M. Trombley -12% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b2 0-5 2 12- 3,(2-0)  RR MIN P. Meares P. Hentgen -11% 75% Double to 3B (Fly Ball to Deep 3B); Walker Scores; Steinbach Scores
b6 4-7 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R MIN R. Coomer P. Hentgen -11% 66% Single to LF (Line Drive); Cordova Scores; Walker to 2B
t1 1-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  R TOR J. Canseco L. Hawkins 11% 78% Double to CF (Line Drive); Fernandez Scores; Green to 3B
b8 6-9 2 123 3,(0-2)  O MIN B. Gates R. Myers 11% 96% Strikeout Swinging

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 8,(2-2)  TOR S. Stewart L. Hawkins 3% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  TOR T. Fernandez L. Hawkins 5% 58% Stewart Steals 2B; Stewart to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t1 0-0 0 --3 4,(3-0)  TOR T. Fernandez L. Hawkins 3% 62% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  R TOR S. Green L. Hawkins 5% 67% Single to 2B (Line Drive to SS-2B); Stewart Scores; Fernandez to 2B
t1 1-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  R TOR J. Canseco L. Hawkins 11% 78% Double to CF (Line Drive); Fernandez Scores; Green to 3B
t1 2-0 0 -23 3,(1-1)  R TOR M. Stanley L. Hawkins 5% 83% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Green Scores; Canseco to 3B
t1 3-0 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  TOR E. Sprague L. Hawkins 2% 85% Hit By Pitch; Stanley to 2B
t1 3-0 0 123 6,(3-2)  RO TOR J. Cruz L. Hawkins -1% 83% Foul Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (LF Foul); Canseco Scores
t1 4-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O TOR D. Fletcher L. Hawkins -2% 81% Flyball: LF
t1 4-0 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O TOR A. Gonzalez L. Hawkins -2% 79% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
4 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Blue Jays' Pat Hentgen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Lawton P. Hentgen 2% 81% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
b1 0-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN A. Ochoa P. Hentgen -3% 77% Double to RF (Fly Ball)
b1 0-4 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Molitor P. Hentgen 3% 80% Groundout: SS-1B; Ochoa to 3B
b1 0-4 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Ortiz P. Hentgen 3% 83% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 1-2-3
t2 4-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TOR S. Stewart L. Hawkins 2% 85% Walk
t2 4-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O TOR T. Fernandez L. Hawkins -3% 82% Stewart Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t2 4-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  TOR T. Fernandez L. Hawkins 1% 83% Walk
t2 4-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  TOR S. Green L. Hawkins 1% 84% Fernandez Steals 2B
t2 4-0 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O TOR S. Green L. Hawkins -2% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Fernandez to 3B
t2 4-0 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R TOR J. Canseco L. Hawkins 5% 87% Single to SS (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole); Fernandez Scores
t2 5-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O TOR M. Stanley L. Hawkins -1% 86% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Blue Jays' Pat Hentgen facing 5-6-7
b2 0-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Cordova P. Hentgen 2% 88% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b2 0-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN T. Walker P. Hentgen -3% 85% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
b2 0-5 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN R. Coomer P. Hentgen 2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-5 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  MIN T. Steinbach P. Hentgen -1% 86% Walk
b2 0-5 2 12- 3,(2-0)  RR MIN P. Meares P. Hentgen -11% 75% Double to 3B (Fly Ball to Deep 3B); Walker Scores; Steinbach Scores
b2 2-5 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R MIN M. Lawton P. Hentgen -8% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive); Meares Scores
b2 3-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN A. Ochoa P. Hentgen 3% 70% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Twins 3.
Top of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 5-3, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 6-7-8
Craig Grebeck pinch hits for Ed Sprague (3B) batting 6th
t3 5-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O TOR C. Grebeck L. Hawkins -2% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 5-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O TOR J. Cruz L. Hawkins -1% 67% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
t3 5-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  TOR D. Fletcher L. Hawkins 1% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Deep SS-2B)
t3 5-3 2 1-- 9,(3-2)  TOR A. Gonzalez L. Hawkins 2% 69% Walk; Fletcher to 2B
t3 5-3 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O TOR S. Stewart L. Hawkins -4% 66% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Blue Jays' Pat Hentgen facing 3-4-5
Craig Grebeck moves from PH to 3B
b3 3-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Molitor P. Hentgen 3% 68% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b3 3-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN D. Ortiz P. Hentgen 2% 70% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
b3 3-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Cordova P. Hentgen 1% 72% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Twins 3.
Top of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 5-3, Twins' Mike Trombley facing 2-3-4
Mike Trombley replaces LaTroy Hawkins pitching
t4 5-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR T. Fernandez M. Trombley -2% 70% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 5-3 1 --- 9,(3-2)  TOR S. Green M. Trombley 2% 72% Walk
t4 5-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  TOR J. Canseco M. Trombley 5% 77% Single to LF (Line Drive); Green to 3B
t4 5-3 1 1-3 4,(3-0)  TOR M. Stanley M. Trombley 2% 79% Walk; Canseco to 2B
t4 5-3 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO TOR C. Grebeck M. Trombley -12% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Blue Jays' Pat Hentgen facing 6-7-8
b4 3-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN T. Walker P. Hentgen 3% 70% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b4 3-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN R. Coomer P. Hentgen 2% 72% Lineout: SS
b4 3-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach P. Hentgen 1% 74% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Twins 3.
Top of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 5-3, Twins' Greg Swindell facing 7-8-9
Greg Swindell replaces Mike Trombley pitching
t5 5-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TOR J. Cruz G. Swindell 3% 77% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t5 5-3 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O TOR D. Fletcher G. Swindell -3% 74% Flyball: LF
t5 5-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O TOR A. Gonzalez G. Swindell -2% 71% Foul Popfly: C
t5 5-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  TOR S. Stewart G. Swindell 2% 74% Single to 1B (Fly Ball to Short RF Line); Cruz to 3B
t5 5-3 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O TOR T. Fernandez G. Swindell -4% 69% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Blue Jays' Pat Hentgen facing 9-1-2
b5 3-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Meares P. Hentgen 3% 73% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Lawton P. Hentgen 2% 75% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b5 3-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN A. Ochoa P. Hentgen 2% 76% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Twins 3.
Top of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 5-3, Twins' Greg Swindell facing 3-4-5
t6 5-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R TOR S. Green G. Swindell 8% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
Frankie Rodriguez replaces Greg Swindell pitching
t6 6-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TOR J. Canseco F. Rodriguez 3% 88% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t6 6-3 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O TOR M. Stanley F. Rodriguez -1% 88% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Canseco to 3B
t6 6-3 1 --3 3,(2-0)  R TOR C. Grebeck F. Rodriguez 2% 90% Wild Pitch; Canseco Scores
t6 7-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O TOR C. Grebeck F. Rodriguez -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 7-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O TOR J. Cruz F. Rodriguez -0% 89% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 7, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-7, Blue Jays' Pat Hentgen facing 3-4-5
b6 3-7 0 --- 9,(3-2)  MIN P. Molitor P. Hentgen -4% 85% Walk
b6 3-7 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN D. Ortiz P. Hentgen 3% 89% Flyball: CF
b6 3-7 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Cordova P. Hentgen -4% 85% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Left); Molitor to 2B
b6 3-7 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R MIN T. Walker P. Hentgen -8% 77% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Molitor Scores; Cordova to 2B
b6 4-7 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R MIN R. Coomer P. Hentgen -11% 66% Single to LF (Line Drive); Cordova Scores; Walker to 2B
b6 5-7 1 12- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Steinbach P. Hentgen -9% 57% Walk; Walker to 3B; Coomer to 2B
b6 5-7 1 123 2,(1-1)  RO MIN P. Meares P. Hentgen 4% 60% Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Walker Scores
Dan Plesac replaces Pat Hentgen pitching
b6 6-7 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O MIN M. Lawton D. Plesac 8% 68% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 7, Twins 6.
Top of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 7-6, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
t7 7-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR D. Fletcher F. Rodriguez -3% 65% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t7 7-6 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O TOR A. Gonzalez F. Rodriguez -2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t7 7-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR S. Stewart F. Rodriguez -1% 62% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 7, Twins 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 6-7, Blue Jays' Paul Quantrill facing 2-3-4
Paul Quantrill replaces Dan Plesac pitching
b7 6-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN A. Ochoa P. Quantrill 5% 67% Strikeout Swinging
b7 6-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Molitor P. Quantrill 4% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b7 6-7 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz P. Quantrill 3% 73% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 7, Twins 6.
Top of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 7-6, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 2-3-4
t8 7-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  TOR T. Fernandez F. Rodriguez 4% 77% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t8 7-6 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  TOR S. Green F. Rodriguez 5% 82% Walk; Fernandez to 2B
Hector Carrasco replaces Frankie Rodriguez pitching
t8 7-6 0 12- 2,(0-1)  TOR J. Canseco H. Carrasco 5% 87% Wild Pitch; Fernandez to 3B; Green to 2B
t8 7-6 0 -23 6,(2-2)  R TOR J. Canseco H. Carrasco 5% 92% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Fernandez Scores/No RBI/unER; Green to 3B
t8 8-6 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  TOR M. Stanley H. Carrasco 1% 93% Canseco Steals 2B
t8 8-6 0 -23 6,(3-2)  O TOR M. Stanley H. Carrasco -3% 90% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
Felipe Crespo pinch hits for Craig Grebeck (3B) batting 6th
t8 8-6 1 -23 2,(0-2)  RO TOR F. Crespo H. Carrasco 1% 92% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Green Scores/unER; Canseco to 3B
Eddie Guardado replaces Hector Carrasco pitching
t8 9-6 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O TOR J. Cruz E. Guardado -2% 90% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 9, Twins 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 6-9, Blue Jays' Paul Quantrill facing 5-6-7
Mark Dalesandro replaces Felipe Crespo (PH) playing 3B batting 6th
b8 6-9 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN M. Cordova P. Quantrill 3% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 6-9 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Walker P. Quantrill 2% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b8 6-9 2 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN R. Coomer P. Quantrill -2% 93% Double to RF (Fly Ball)
b8 6-9 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Steinbach P. Quantrill -2% 91% Walk
b8 6-9 2 12- 4,(2-1)  MIN P. Meares P. Quantrill -5% 85% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Coomer to 3B; Steinbach to 2B
Randy Myers replaces Paul Quantrill pitching
Brent Gates pinch hits for Matt Lawton (CF) batting 1st
b8 6-9 2 123 3,(0-2)  O MIN B. Gates R. Myers 11% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Blue Jays 9, Twins 6.
Top of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 9-6, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 8-9-1
Rick Aguilera replaces Eddie Guardado pitching
Brent Gates moves from PH to 3B
Alex Ochoa moves from RF to CF
Ron Coomer moves from 3B to RF
t9 9-6 0 --- 7,(3-2)  TOR D. Fletcher R. Aguilera 1% 97% Walk
t9 9-6 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O TOR A. Gonzalez R. Aguilera -1% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
t9 9-6 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TOR S. Stewart R. Aguilera -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B); Stewart to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw)
t9 9-6 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O TOR T. Fernandez R. Aguilera -1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 9, Twins 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 6-9, Blue Jays' Randy Myers facing 2-3-4
b9 6-9 0 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN A. Ochoa R. Myers -5% 90% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b9 6-9 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN P. Molitor R. Myers 5% 95% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
b9 6-9 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Ortiz R. Myers 3% 98% Popfly: 2B (Weak 2B)
b9 6-9 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN M. Cordova R. Myers -3% 95% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Molitor to 2B
Denny Hocking pinch hits for Todd Walker (2B) batting 6th
b9 6-9 2 12- 4,(3-0)  MIN D. Hocking R. Myers -6% 90% Walk; Molitor to 3B; Cordova to 2B
b9 6-9 2 123 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Coomer R. Myers 10% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Blue Jays 9, Twins 6.

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