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Standings
OAK
@ANA
4
5
CHW
@BOS
2
6
CLE
@KCR
14
5
DET
@MIN
12
11
BAL
@NYY
6
9
SEA
@TEX
7
8
TBD
@TOR
1
9
COL
@ATL
1
5
LAD
@CHC
0
5
ARI
@FLA
7
3
SFG
@MIL
4
2
HOU
@MON
4
3
CIN
@NYM
8
6
STL
@PHI
8
5
SDP
@PIT
2
5
SDP
@PIT
8
3
Wednesday, May 20, 1998, 7:05
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 9,442, Time of Game: 3:23
Tigers
12
16-25
 Won 1 
4th, 7½ GB
at Twins
11
19-25
 Lost 1 
2nd, 6 GB
W: Sean Runyan (1-2)
L: Dan Naulty (0-1)
S: Todd Jones (7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          2  1  0   0  0  2   2  4  1   12 20  0
Twins           8  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  2   11 15  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian Hunter CF 5 0 2 1 1 1 6 .270 .328 .368 .696 19 12 -0.068 0.87 0.073 -0.141 -0.5 3 0 CS
Bip Roberts DH 6 0 3 2 0 1 6 .235 .363 .282 .645 17 12 0.020 0.73 0.088 -0.068 1.7 2·2B
Bobby Higginson RF 6 2 2 1 0 1 6 .315 .411 .550 .962 25 15 -0.017 0.67 0.100 -0.116 -1.3 1 0 HR,GDP
Tony Clark 1B 4 2 2 0 1 0 5 .247 .321 .384 .705 25 15 0.082 0.69 0.106 -0.024 0.7 9 0 2·2B
   Andy Tomberlin PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .318 .390 .708 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Jeff Manto 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .171 .256 .257 .514 5 4 -0.011 0.36 0.000 -0.011 -0.7 2 0
Luis Gonzalez LF 3 1 1 1 2 1 5 .307 .371 .504 .875 18 8 0.253 1.12 0.295 -0.042 0.8 1 0 3B
Damion Easley 2B 5 2 3 6 0 0 5 .338 .412 .662 1.074 24 12 0.576 1.47 0.593 -0.017 4.7 4 5 2·HR,2B
Joe Randa 3B 5 1 3 1 0 2 5 .245 .326 .348 .674 23 16 0.033 0.73 0.087 -0.055 0.9 1 5 HR
Paul Bako C 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .273 .342 .455 .797 16 12 -0.086 0.81 0.029 -0.115 -1.1 6 1 2B,GDP
Deivi Cruz SS 4 2 3 0 0 1 5 .288 .319 .409 .728 17 11 0.048 0.54 0.084 -0.035 1.5 0 3 2B,SB,HBP
Frank Castillo P 0 1
   Doug Bochtler P 0 0
   Sean Runyan P 0 0
   Bryce Florie P 0 0
   Todd Jones P 0 0
Team Totals 44 12 20 12 4 8 49 .455 .510 .932 1.442 189 117 0.830 0.82 1.455 -0.624 6.9 27 15
2B: T Clark 2 (8, 1 off M Morgan, 1 off G Swindell); D Easley (13, off M Morgan); D Cruz (5, off M Morgan); B Roberts 2 (4, 1 off R Aguilera, 1 off M Morgan); P Bako (3, off M Morgan).
3B: L Gonzalez (2, off D Naulty).
HR: J Randa (2, off M Morgan, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); D Easley 2 (11, 1 off D Naulty, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF, 1 off M Trombley, 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF); B Higginson (8, off E Guardado, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
HBP: D Cruz (1, by M Morgan).
TB: D Easley 10; J Randa 6; B Roberts 5; B Higginson 5; D Cruz 4; T Clark 4; L Gonzalez 3; P Bako 2; B Hunter 2.
GIDP: B Higginson (1); P Bako (1).
RBI: D Easley 6 (36); B Roberts 2 (8); L Gonzalez (20); J Randa (16); B Higginson (24); B Hunter (15).
2-out RBI: D Easley 4; L Gonzalez; B Higginson; B Roberts.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 8 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Randa-D Easley-T Clark.
Baserunning
SB: D Cruz (1, 2nd base off R Aguilera/J Valentin).
CS: B Hunter (1, 2nd base by M Morgan/J Valentin).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Todd Walker 2B 4 3 3 3 1 0 5 .371 .409 .548 .957 14 8 0.207 0.72 0.223 -0.016 3.1 1 4 HR
Paul Molitor DH 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .259 .319 .324 .643 18 12 0.134 0.81 0.155 -0.021 0.3 GDP
Matt Lawton CF 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .247 .371 .432 .803 21 12 0.061 1.28 0.139 -0.078 -0.5 0 0
Marty Cordova LF 5 1 2 1 0 2 5 .242 .327 .323 .651 13 11 0.004 1.38 0.144 -0.140 0.4 2 0 2B,CS
Orlando Merced 1B 5 0 1 3 0 1 5 .261 .301 .398 .699 16 9 0.112 1.48 0.137 -0.024 0.5 11 2
Ron Coomer 3B 5 2 3 2 0 0 5 .275 .297 .479 .776 13 9 -0.102 2.13 0.118 -0.220 1.7 1 2 HR,2B
   Denny Hocking PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .116 .245 .163 .408 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Alex Ochoa RF 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .253 .293 .391 .684 13 9 -0.187 1.84 0.031 -0.218 0.1 1 0
Javier Valentin C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .226 .263 .377 .641 16 8 0.042 0.61 0.053 -0.010 -0.1 8 1
Pat Meares SS 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .295 .333 .445 .779 14 9 0.058 1.13 0.131 -0.073 0.3 2 4
Mike Morgan P 0 0
   Hector Carrasco P 0 0
   Greg Swindell P 0 0
   Mike Trombley P 0 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
   Dan Naulty P 0 0
   Rick Aguilera P 1 0
Team Totals 40 11 15 11 3 6 43 .375 .419 .575 .994 138 87 0.329 1.28 1.131 -0.800 5.9 27 13
2B: M Cordova (6, off F Castillo); R Coomer (10, off F Castillo).
HR: T Walker (3, off F Castillo, 1st inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep RF Line); R Coomer (8, off F Castillo, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line).
TB: R Coomer 7; T Walker 6; M Cordova 3; A Ochoa 2; P Molitor 2; J Valentin; P Meares; O Merced.
GIDP: P Molitor (11).
RBI: O Merced 3 (17); T Walker 3 (18); R Coomer 2 (24); P Meares 2 (20); M Cordova (17).
2-out RBI: T Walker 3; P Meares 2; R Coomer.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 6 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Walker-O Merced-P Meares; P Meares-T Walker-O Merced.
Baserunning
CS: M Cordova (1, 2nd base by F Castillo/P Bako).

Detroit Tigers

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
Frank Castillo 5 11 9 9 1 3 2 10.07 26 78 53 32 7 14 11 11 8 0 11 -0.521 0.67 -6.1
Doug Bochtler 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.46 3 11 5 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.013 0.22 0.6
Sean Runyan, W (1-2) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.40 3 15 9 4 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.028 0.36 0.6
Bryce Florie, H (4) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.93 4 10 6 5 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.101 1.35 0.6
Todd Jones, S (7) 1 3 2 2 1 1 0 2.93 7 25 14 10 2 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 0.050 4.46 -1.4
Team Totals 9 15 11 11 3 6 2 11.00 43 139 87 55 11 21 17 17 12 0 11 0 0 -0.329 1.28 -5.9

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
Mike Morgan 5 9 5 5 3 1 1 4.02 26 91 52 31 2 19 11 10 7 0 27 -0.105 0.68 -1.8
Hector Carrasco 0.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.95 3 10 7 5 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 -0.042 1.04 -0.8
Greg Swindell, H (7) 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 3.86 3 12 8 3 2 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 0.063 1.13 0.8
Mike Trombley 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 2.17 5 22 14 7 3 4 0 4 1 0 1 1 -0.006 1.27 -1.0
Eddie Guardado, H (3) 0.1 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.06 2 8 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 -0.060 0.81 -0.8
Dan Naulty, BS (1), L (0-1) 0.1 2 3 3 1 1 1 8.59 4 25 15 9 1 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 -0.645 1.66 -2.9
Rick Aguilera 1 3 1 1 0 2 0 4.15 6 21 17 11 3 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 -0.035 0.35 -0.4
Team Totals 9 20 12 12 4 8 4 12.00 49 189 117 68 13 36 13 23 12 0 27 4 2 -0.830 0.82 -6.9
M Morgan faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Morgan (5; D Cruz).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins, 1B - Tim Welke, 2B - Gary Cederstrom, 3B - Joe Brinkman.
Time of Game: 3:23.
Attendance: 9,442.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Minnesota Twins
1 Brian Hunter CF 1 Todd Walker 2B
2 Bip Roberts DH 2 Paul Molitor DH
3 Bobby Higginson RF 3 Matt Lawton CF
4 Tony Clark 1B 4 Marty Cordova LF
5 Luis Gonzalez LF 5 Orlando Merced 1B
6 Damion Easley 2B 6 Ron Coomer 3B
7 Joe Randa 3B 7 Alex Ochoa RF
8 Paul Bako C 8 Javier Valentin C
9 Deivi Cruz SS 9 Pat Meares SS
Frank Castillo P Mike Morgan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 9-9 2 --3 6,(3-2)  RR DET D. Easley D. Naulty 35% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Gonzalez Scores
t8 8-9 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R DET L. Gonzalez D. Naulty 27% 48% Triple to CF (Line Drive); Tomberlin Scores
b9 11-12 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O MIN A. Ochoa T. Jones 18% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b9 11-12 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Coomer T. Jones 17% 82% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (SS-3B Hole); Merced to 2B
t1 0-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  RR DET D. Easley M. Morgan 16% 68% Double to RF (Line Drive); Higginson Scores; Clark Scores; Gonzalez to 3B

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' Mike Morgan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET B. Hunter M. Morgan -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET B. Roberts M. Morgan -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  DET B. Higginson M. Morgan 1% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  DET T. Clark M. Morgan 3% 51% Double to RF (Line Drive); Higginson to 3B
t1 0-0 2 -23 5,(3-1)  DET L. Gonzalez M. Morgan 1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  RR DET D. Easley M. Morgan 16% 68% Double to RF (Line Drive); Higginson Scores; Clark Scores; Gonzalez to 3B
t1 2-0 2 -23 7,(3-2)  O DET J. Randa M. Morgan -5% 63% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Frank Castillo facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN T. Walker F. Castillo -4% 60% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b1 0-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  MIN P. Molitor F. Castillo -6% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive); Walker to 2B
b1 0-2 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Lawton F. Castillo 5% 60% Flyball: CF
b1 0-2 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R MIN M. Cordova F. Castillo -14% 46% Double to RF (Line Drive); Walker Scores; Molitor to 3B
b1 1-2 1 -23 2,(0-1)  RO MIN O. Merced F. Castillo 0% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B; Molitor Scores; Cordova to 3B
b1 2-2 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R MIN R. Coomer F. Castillo -8% 38% Single to 3B (Line Drive); Cordova Scores
b1 3-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN A. Ochoa F. Castillo -2% 37% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Coomer to 2B
b1 3-2 2 12- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Valentin F. Castillo -2% 34% Walk; Coomer to 3B; Ochoa to 2B
b1 3-2 2 123 1,(0-0)  RR MIN P. Meares F. Castillo -13% 21% Single to CF (Line Drive); Coomer Scores; Ochoa Scores; Valentin to 2B
b1 5-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR MIN T. Walker F. Castillo -13% 8% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Valentin Scores; Meares Scores
b1 8-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN P. Molitor F. Castillo 0% 8% Groundout: 3B-1B
8 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 8.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-8, Twins' Mike Morgan facing 8-9-1
t2 2-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET P. Bako M. Morgan -1% 7% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t2 2-8 1 --- 2,(1-0)  DET D. Cruz M. Morgan 2% 9% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t2 2-8 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  DET B. Hunter M. Morgan 2% 11% Single to LF (Line Drive); Cruz to 3B
t2 2-8 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  O DET B. Roberts M. Morgan -4% 7% Hunter Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t2 2-8 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R DET B. Roberts M. Morgan 3% 11% Double to RF (Line Drive); Cruz Scores
t2 3-8 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O DET B. Higginson M. Morgan -2% 9% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Twins 8.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 8-3, Tigers' Frank Castillo facing 3-4-5
b2 8-3 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O MIN M. Lawton F. Castillo 1% 10% Strikeout Swinging
b2 8-3 1 --- 2,(0-2)  MIN M. Cordova F. Castillo -1% 9% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b2 8-3 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O MIN O. Merced F. Castillo 1% 10% Flyball: LF
b2 8-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Coomer F. Castillo 1% 11% Cordova Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Twins 8.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-8, Twins' Mike Morgan facing 4-5-6
t3 3-8 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O DET T. Clark M. Morgan -1% 9% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t3 3-8 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET L. Gonzalez M. Morgan -1% 8% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 3-8 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET D. Easley M. Morgan -1% 8% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Twins 8.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 8-3, Tigers' Frank Castillo facing 6-7-8
b3 8-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN R. Coomer F. Castillo -2% 6% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b3 8-3 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  MIN A. Ochoa F. Castillo -1% 5% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Coomer to 3B
b3 8-3 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Valentin F. Castillo 1% 5% Groundout: 3B-1B; Ochoa to 2B
b3 8-3 1 -23 7,(3-2)  O MIN P. Meares F. Castillo 2% 7% Strikeout Swinging
b3 8-3 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Walker F. Castillo 2% 9% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Twins 8.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-8, Twins' Mike Morgan facing 7-8-9
t4 3-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  DET J. Randa M. Morgan 2% 11% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 3-8 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO DET P. Bako M. Morgan -5% 7% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B-SS
t4 3-8 2 --- 4,(1-2)  DET D. Cruz M. Morgan 1% 7% Hit By Pitch
t4 3-8 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  DET B. Hunter M. Morgan 1% 9% Walk; Cruz to 2B
t4 3-8 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O DET B. Roberts M. Morgan -2% 6% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Twins 8.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 8-3, Tigers' Frank Castillo facing 2-3-4
b4 8-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN P. Molitor F. Castillo 1% 7% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
b4 8-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Lawton F. Castillo 0% 7% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 8-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cordova F. Castillo 0% 7% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Twins 8.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-8, Twins' Mike Morgan facing 3-4-5
t5 3-8 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O DET B. Higginson M. Morgan -1% 6% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t5 3-8 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET T. Clark M. Morgan -1% 5% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t5 3-8 2 --- 5,(3-1)  DET L. Gonzalez M. Morgan 1% 6% Walk
t5 3-8 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O DET D. Easley M. Morgan -1% 5% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Twins 8.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 8-3, Tigers' Frank Castillo facing 5-6-7
b5 8-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN O. Merced F. Castillo 0% 5% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 8-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  R MIN R. Coomer F. Castillo -2% 3% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b5 9-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN A. Ochoa F. Castillo 0% 3% Strikeout Swinging
b5 9-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN J. Valentin F. Castillo 0% 3% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Twins 9.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-9, Twins' Mike Morgan facing 7-8-9
t6 3-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R DET J. Randa M. Morgan 2% 6% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t6 4-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  DET P. Bako M. Morgan 3% 8% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
Hector Carrasco replaces Mike Morgan pitching
t6 4-9 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  DET D. Cruz H. Carrasco 4% 13% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Bako to 3B
t6 4-9 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  O DET B. Hunter H. Carrasco -4% 9% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-9 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  R DET B. Roberts H. Carrasco 4% 13% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Bako Scores; Cruz to 2B
Greg Swindell replaces Hector Carrasco pitching
t6 5-9 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO DET B. Higginson G. Swindell -7% 6% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Twins 9.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 9-5, Tigers' Doug Bochtler facing 9-1-2
Doug Bochtler replaces Frank Castillo pitching
b6 9-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN P. Meares D. Bochtler 1% 6% Flyball: CF
b6 9-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Walker D. Bochtler -1% 6% Walk
b6 9-5 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO MIN P. Molitor D. Bochtler 1% 7% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Twins 9.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 5-9, Twins' Greg Swindell facing 4-5-6
t7 5-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  DET T. Clark G. Swindell 4% 11% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t7 5-9 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O DET L. Gonzalez G. Swindell -3% 8% Strikeout Swinging
Mike Trombley replaces Greg Swindell pitching
t7 5-9 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  RR DET D. Easley M. Trombley 9% 16% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Clark Scores
t7 7-9 1 --- 2,(1-0)  DET J. Randa M. Trombley 4% 20% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
t7 7-9 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O DET P. Bako M. Trombley -5% 16% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t7 7-9 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O DET D. Cruz M. Trombley -4% 12% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 7, Twins 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 9-7, Tigers' Sean Runyan facing 3-4-5
Sean Runyan replaces Doug Bochtler pitching
b7 9-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Lawton S. Runyan 1% 13% Flyball: CF
b7 9-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cordova S. Runyan 1% 14% Strikeout Swinging
b7 9-7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN O. Merced S. Runyan 1% 15% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 7, Twins 9.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 7-9, Twins' Mike Trombley facing 1-2-3
t8 7-9 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET B. Hunter M. Trombley -4% 11% Flyball: LF
Eddie Guardado replaces Mike Trombley pitching
t8 7-9 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET B. Roberts E. Guardado -3% 8% Strikeout Swinging
t8 7-9 2 --- 3,(2-0)  R DET B. Higginson E. Guardado 9% 17% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
Dan Naulty replaces Eddie Guardado pitching
t8 8-9 2 --- 6,(3-2)  DET T. Clark D. Naulty 3% 20% Walk
Andy Tomberlin pinch runs for Tony Clark (1B) batting 4th
t8 8-9 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R DET L. Gonzalez D. Naulty 27% 48% Triple to CF (Line Drive); Tomberlin Scores
t8 9-9 2 --3 6,(3-2)  RR DET D. Easley D. Naulty 35% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Gonzalez Scores
t8 11-9 2 --- 11,(3-2)  O DET J. Randa D. Naulty -1% 81% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 11, Twins 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 9-11, Tigers' Bryce Florie facing 6-7-8
Bryce Florie replaces Sean Runyan pitching
Jeff Manto replaces Andy Tomberlin (PR) playing 1B batting 4th
b8 9-11 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN R. Coomer B. Florie 5% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 9-11 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN A. Ochoa B. Florie 3% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 9-11 2 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Valentin B. Florie -3% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b8 9-11 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN P. Meares B. Florie 5% 92% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 11, Twins 9.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 11-9, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 8-9-1
Rick Aguilera replaces Dan Naulty pitching
t9 11-9 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET P. Bako R. Aguilera -1% 91% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t9 11-9 1 --- 3,(1-1)  DET D. Cruz R. Aguilera 1% 92% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t9 11-9 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  DET B. Hunter R. Aguilera 1% 92% Cruz Steals 2B
t9 11-9 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  R DET B. Hunter R. Aguilera 4% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive); Cruz Scores
t9 12-9 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  DET B. Roberts R. Aguilera 2% 98% Double to RF (Line Drive); Hunter to 3B
t9 12-9 1 -23 5,(1-2)  O DET B. Higginson R. Aguilera -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 12-9 2 -23 5,(1-2)  O DET J. Manto R. Aguilera -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 12, Twins 9.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 9-12, Tigers' Todd Jones facing 1-2-3
Todd Jones replaces Bryce Florie pitching
b9 9-12 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN T. Walker T. Jones -5% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b9 9-12 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN P. Molitor T. Jones -10% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive); Walker to 2B
b9 9-12 0 12- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Lawton T. Jones -14% 66% Walk; Walker to 3B; Molitor to 2B
b9 9-12 0 123 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cordova T. Jones 12% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b9 9-12 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR MIN O. Merced T. Jones -14% 65% Single to RF (Line Drive); Walker Scores; Molitor Scores; Lawton to 2B
b9 11-12 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Coomer T. Jones 17% 82% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (SS-3B Hole); Merced to 2B
Denny Hocking pinch runs for Ron Coomer (3B) batting 6th
b9 11-12 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O MIN A. Ochoa T. Jones 18% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 12, Twins 11.

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