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@BAL
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@DET
2
0
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@KCR
6
3
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@MIN
8
5
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@NYY
4
5
 
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@TBD
1
4
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@TOR
9
5
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@CHC
2
10
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@COL
6
4
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@MIL
5
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@PHI
2
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@PIT
3
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@SDP
2
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@SFG
3
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Monday, June 1, 1998, 7:05
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 7,918, Time of Game: 3:08
Athletics
8
23-31
 Won 1 
4th, 9½ GB
at Twins
5
24-30
 Lost 2 
2nd, 8½ GB
W: Mike Oquist (2-3)
L: Eric Milton (3-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   2  1  2   0  1  2    8 12  1
Twins           0  0  1   0  3  0   0  0  1    5 12  1

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson LF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .249 .360 .337 .696 17 11 0.071 0.97 0.116 -0.045 0.4 2 0 2B,2·SB
Scott Spiezio 2B 4 2 3 2 1 0 5 .286 .352 .460 .813 18 10 0.124 1.15 0.193 -0.068 1.8 1 7 HR,2B
Ben Grieve RF 5 2 2 2 0 0 5 .310 .400 .519 .919 10 8 0.107 1.02 0.189 -0.082 0.9 3 0 HR
Mike Blowers 3B 5 0 1 0 0 3 5 .269 .333 .462 .796 17 12 -0.048 0.78 0.036 -0.083 -0.8 0 2
Jason Giambi 1B 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .273 .359 .392 .750 30 17 0.003 0.89 0.061 -0.058 -0.0 11 1
   Jack Voigt PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .236 .220 .456 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Matt Stairs DH 5 1 2 3 0 1 5 .327 .408 .615 1.023 16 10 0.183 1.10 0.263 -0.080 1.8 HR
Mike Macfarlane C 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .280 .357 .520 .877 19 11 0.097 0.73 0.140 -0.044 0.2 3 0 HR
Ryan Christenson CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .243 .312 .329 .640 18 11 -0.077 0.98 0.015 -0.092 -0.6 5 1
Miguel Tejada SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .300 .364 .500 .864 14 7 -0.066 0.75 0.014 -0.080 -0.9 1 3 GDP
Mike Oquist P 0 1
   Buddy Groom P 0 0
   Mike Fetters P 0 0
   Billy Taylor P 0 0
Team Totals 39 8 12 8 4 9 43 .308 .372 .667 1.039 159 97 0.394 0.93 1.027 -0.632 2.9 27 15
2B: R Henderson (7, off E Milton); S Spiezio (10, off E Milton).
HR: B Grieve (8, off E Milton, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF); M Stairs (9, off E Milton, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF); M Macfarlane (4, off E Guardado, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line); S Spiezio (7, off H Carrasco, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
TB: S Spiezio 7; M Stairs 5; B Grieve 5; M Macfarlane 4; R Henderson 2; M Blowers; J Giambi; R Christenson.
GIDP: M Tejada (1).
RBI: M Stairs 3 (39); B Grieve 2 (35); S Spiezio 2 (30); M Macfarlane (10).
2-out RBI: M Stairs.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Tejada-S Spiezio-J Giambi; M Oquist-M Tejada-J Giambi.
E: M Tejada (1).
Outfield Assists: R Christenson (T Steinbach at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: R Henderson 2 (21, 3rd base off E Milton/T Steinbach, 2nd base off E Milton/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
Otis Nixon CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .248 .301 .286 .587 15 10 -0.193 1.64 0.056 -0.249 -1.2 1 0 2B,SB,GDP
Todd Walker 2B 4 3 2 0 1 1 5 .370 .412 .571 .983 21 11 -0.012 0.99 0.079 -0.091 0.6 1 2 3B
Paul Molitor DH 4 1 3 2 0 0 5 .286 .338 .367 .704 15 10 0.194 1.25 0.257 -0.064 1.5 2B,SF
Orlando Merced 1B 5 1 1 3 0 0 5 .257 .296 .413 .708 15 8 0.141 1.55 0.285 -0.144 0.8 8 1 HR
Ron Coomer 3B 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 .272 .307 .455 .762 16 8 -0.055 0.96 0.048 -0.103 -0.2 0 3
Matt Lawton RF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .218 .332 .362 .694 19 12 0.009 1.03 0.087 -0.078 0.3 0 0
Marty Cordova LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .267 .350 .392 .742 14 8 -0.218 1.54 0.000 -0.218 -2.0 5 0 GDP
Terry Steinbach C 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .292 .396 .446 .842 20 10 0.067 1.08 0.106 -0.039 0.3 9 0
Pat Meares SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .284 .322 .416 .738 17 10 -0.038 1.73 0.080 -0.118 -0.3 1 2
Eric Milton P 1 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
   Hector Carrasco P 1 0
Team Totals 36 5 12 5 5 2 42 .333 .405 .528 .933 152 87 -0.105 1.31 0.998 -1.104 -0.1 27 8
2B: P Molitor (10, off M Oquist); O Nixon (2, off B Groom).
3B: T Walker (2, off B Taylor).
HR: O Merced (4, off M Oquist, 5th inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
SF: P Molitor (5, off B Taylor).
TB: O Merced 4; T Walker 4; P Molitor 4; O Nixon 3; T Steinbach 2; M Lawton; P Meares.
GIDP: M Cordova (4); O Nixon (3).
RBI: O Merced 3 (24); P Molitor 2 (29).
2-out RBI: P Molitor.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Meares-O Merced.
E: P Meares (10).
Baserunning
SB: O Nixon (7, 2nd base off M Oquist/M Macfarlane).

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
Mike Oquist, W (2-3) 5.2 9 4 4 2 1 1 4.98 27 96 60 42 2 16 8 16 5 0 34 -0.176 1.26 -0.8
Buddy Groom, H (6) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.64 4 11 6 4 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0.103 1.84 0.6
Mike Fetters, H (5) 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 4.42 5 24 10 5 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.066 1.44 0.4
Billy Taylor, S (9) 1.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 3.33 6 21 11 7 1 3 2 3 2 0 2 0 0.112 1.05 0.0
Team Totals 9 12 5 5 5 2 1 5.00 42 152 87 58 5 24 13 22 7 0 34 4 0 0.105 1.31 0.1

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
Eric Milton, L (3-5) 6 7 5 5 3 7 2 5.55 29 117 68 43 7 18 6 13 2 0 42 -0.312 1.13 -1.6
Eddie Guardado 1.1 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.00 5 17 12 10 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 -0.041 0.83 -0.2
Hector Carrasco 1.2 4 2 2 1 1 1 5.40 9 25 17 15 0 2 5 2 1 0 0 0 -0.042 0.31 -1.1
Team Totals 9 12 8 8 4 9 4 8.00 43 159 97 68 8 21 14 16 3 0 42 0 0 -0.395 0.93 -2.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rich Garcia, 1B - Mike Reilly, 2B - Tim McClelland, 3B - John Hirschbeck.
Time of Game: 3:08.
Attendance: 7,918.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-3 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  RRR MIN O. Merced M. Oquist -28% 32% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Walker Scores; Molitor Scores
t6 3-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR OAK M. Stairs E. Milton 24% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Giambi Scores
t4 0-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR OAK B. Grieve E. Milton 18% 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Spiezio Scores
t8 5-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R OAK M. Macfarlane E. Guardado 13% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b3 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  R MIN P. Molitor M. Oquist -12% 35% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Walker Scores

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' Eric Milton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK R. Henderson E. Milton -2% 48% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK S. Spiezio E. Milton 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK B. Grieve E. Milton -3% 47% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK M. Blowers E. Milton -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Mike Oquist facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN O. Nixon M. Oquist -3% 42% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  MIN T. Walker M. Oquist -2% 39% Nixon Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  O MIN T. Walker M. Oquist 4% 43% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O MIN P. Molitor M. Oquist 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN O. Merced M. Oquist 3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Eric Milton facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Giambi E. Milton -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O OAK M. Stairs E. Milton -2% 46% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Macfarlane E. Milton -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Mike Oquist facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN R. Coomer M. Oquist -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  MIN M. Lawton M. Oquist -5% 36% Reached on E6 (catch) (Ground Ball to Weak 2B-1B to 1B); Coomer to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO MIN M. Cordova M. Oquist 10% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Coomer to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach M. Oquist 4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Eric Milton facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK R. Christenson E. Milton -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. Tejada E. Milton -2% 45% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t3 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O OAK R. Henderson E. Milton -1% 44% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Mike Oquist facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN P. Meares M. Oquist -4% 40% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO MIN O. Nixon M. Oquist 8% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b3 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Walker M. Oquist -1% 47% Walk
b3 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  R MIN P. Molitor M. Oquist -12% 35% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Walker Scores
b3 1-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O MIN O. Merced M. Oquist 3% 39% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Eric Milton facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK S. Spiezio E. Milton 4% 43% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t4 0-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR OAK B. Grieve E. Milton 18% 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Spiezio Scores
t4 2-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  OAK M. Blowers E. Milton 4% 65% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t4 2-1 0 1-- 9,(3-2)  O OAK J. Giambi E. Milton -2% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B; Blowers to 2B
t4 2-1 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O OAK M. Stairs E. Milton -4% 60% Flyball: LF
t4 2-1 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  OAK M. Macfarlane E. Milton 1% 61% Walk
t4 2-1 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O OAK R. Christenson E. Milton -5% 56% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Mike Oquist facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN R. Coomer M. Oquist 3% 59% Popfly: 1B (Deep 1B)
b4 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN M. Lawton M. Oquist -3% 56% Single to SS (Pop Fly to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b4 1-2 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O MIN M. Cordova M. Oquist 4% 60% Flyball: RF
b4 1-2 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  MIN T. Steinbach M. Oquist -3% 56% Single to LF (Fly Ball); Lawton to 3B
b4 1-2 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O MIN P. Meares M. Oquist 7% 63% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Twins 1.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Eric Milton facing 9-1-2
t5 2-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O OAK M. Tejada E. Milton -3% 60% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
t5 2-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  OAK R. Henderson E. Milton 4% 65% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t5 2-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  OAK S. Spiezio E. Milton 3% 68% Henderson Steals 3B
t5 2-1 1 --3 6,(3-2)  R OAK S. Spiezio E. Milton 7% 75% Double to 1B (Pop Fly to Deep 2B-1B); Henderson Scores
t5 3-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O OAK B. Grieve E. Milton -3% 73% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B); Spiezio to 3B
t5 3-1 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O OAK M. Blowers E. Milton -3% 69% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Mike Oquist facing 1-2-3
b5 1-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN O. Nixon M. Oquist 3% 73% Foul Flyball: LF
b5 1-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN T. Walker M. Oquist -4% 69% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
b5 1-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN P. Molitor M. Oquist -8% 61% Single to CF (Line Drive); Walker to 3B
b5 1-3 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  RRR MIN O. Merced M. Oquist -28% 32% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Walker Scores; Molitor Scores
b5 4-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Coomer M. Oquist 2% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b5 4-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN M. Lawton M. Oquist 1% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Twins 4.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-4, Twins' Eric Milton facing 5-6-7
t6 3-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  OAK J. Giambi E. Milton 6% 41% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t6 3-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR OAK M. Stairs E. Milton 24% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Giambi Scores
t6 5-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O OAK M. Macfarlane E. Milton -3% 62% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t6 5-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O OAK R. Christenson E. Milton -2% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t6 5-4 2 --- 4,(3-0)  OAK M. Tejada E. Milton 1% 62% Walk
t6 5-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  OAK R. Henderson E. Milton 3% 65% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Tejada to 3B
t6 5-4 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  OAK S. Spiezio E. Milton 1% 66% Henderson Steals 2B
t6 5-4 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O OAK S. Spiezio E. Milton -7% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 5, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Athletics' Mike Oquist facing 7-8-9
b6 4-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN M. Cordova M. Oquist 4% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 4-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN T. Steinbach M. Oquist -4% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b6 4-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Meares M. Oquist 5% 64% Flyball: CF
Buddy Groom replaces Mike Oquist pitching
b6 4-5 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN O. Nixon B. Groom 4% 68% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Steinbach out at Hm/CF-2B-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Twins 4.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-4, Twins' Eddie Guardado facing 3-4-5
Eddie Guardado replaces Eric Milton pitching
t7 5-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK B. Grieve E. Guardado -3% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 5-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK M. Blowers E. Guardado -2% 63% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 5-4 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O OAK J. Giambi E. Guardado -1% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Athletics' Buddy Groom facing 2-3-4
b7 4-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Walker B. Groom 5% 67% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b7 4-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN P. Molitor B. Groom -5% 61% Single to P (Bunt to Weak 3B)
b7 4-5 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O MIN O. Merced B. Groom 6% 68% Popfly: LF (Short LF Line)
Mike Fetters replaces Buddy Groom pitching
b7 4-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Coomer M. Fetters 5% 73% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Twins 4.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-4, Twins' Eddie Guardado facing 6-7-8
t8 5-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK M. Stairs E. Guardado -3% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R OAK M. Macfarlane E. Guardado 13% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
Hector Carrasco replaces Eddie Guardado pitching
t8 6-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK R. Christenson H. Carrasco 2% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 6-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO OAK M. Tejada H. Carrasco -4% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-6, Athletics' Mike Fetters facing 6-7-8
b8 4-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN M. Lawton M. Fetters 5% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 4-6 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cordova M. Fetters 3% 90% Strikeout Looking
b8 4-6 2 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN T. Steinbach M. Fetters -3% 87% Walk
b8 4-6 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  MIN P. Meares M. Fetters -4% 83% Walk; Steinbach to 2B
Billy Taylor replaces Mike Fetters pitching
b8 4-6 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN O. Nixon B. Taylor 9% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 6, Twins 4.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-4, Twins' Hector Carrasco facing 1-2-3
t9 6-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK R. Henderson H. Carrasco -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t9 6-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R OAK S. Spiezio H. Carrasco 5% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t9 7-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK B. Grieve H. Carrasco 0% 96% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t9 7-4 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O OAK M. Blowers H. Carrasco -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 7-4 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  OAK J. Giambi H. Carrasco 0% 96% Walk; Grieve to 2B
Jack Voigt pinch runs for Jason Giambi (1B) batting 5th
t9 7-4 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R OAK M. Stairs H. Carrasco 2% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Grieve Scores; Voigt to 3B
t9 8-4 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. Macfarlane H. Carrasco -0% 98% Groundout: P unassisted
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 8, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-8, Athletics' Billy Taylor facing 2-3-4
Jack Voigt moves from PR to 1B
b9 4-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN T. Walker B. Taylor -3% 95% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b9 4-8 0 --3 4,(2-1)  RO MIN P. Molitor B. Taylor 3% 98% Lineout: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Walker Scores
b9 5-8 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN O. Merced B. Taylor 2% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 5-8 2 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN R. Coomer B. Taylor -1% 98% Walk
b9 5-8 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Lawton B. Taylor 2% 100% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 8, Twins 5.

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