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Standings
SEA
@BAL
10
4
TOR
@BOS
3
6
DET
@CLE
8
1
ANA
@KCR
4
9
TEX
@MIN
3
11
CHW
@NYY
3
6
OAK
@TBD
1
3
NYM
@CHC
1
3
STL
@COL
3
1
ARI
@LAD
3
5
MON
@MIL
5
6
FLA
@PHI
9
10
ATL
@PIT
2
1
HOU
@SDP
4
5
 
(10)
CIN
@SFG
1
2
 
(10)
Sunday, July 26, 1998, 1:06
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 13,802, Time of Game: 3:03
Rangers
3
56-48
 Lost 3 
2nd, ½ GB
at Twins
11
48-55
 Won 3 
2nd, 10½ GB
L: Rick Helling (13-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  0   0  0  2   0  1  0    3  8  0
Twins           0  0  0   5  0  1   5  0  X   11 14  0

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tom Goodwin CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .279 .368 .311 .679 12 8 -0.087 1.06 0.000 -0.087 -1.2 1 0
   Roberto Kelly PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .295 .313 .496 .809 3 3 -0.066 1.57 0.000 -0.066 -1.0 1 0 GDP
Luis Alicea 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .277 .365 .410 .775 11 6 -0.022 0.67 0.021 -0.043 -0.0 2 2
   Domingo Cedeno PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .288 .331 .415 .746 6 3 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.3 0 0
Rusty Greer LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .305 .393 .432 .825 17 6 0.011 0.59 0.043 -0.031 0.2 3 0
Juan Gonzalez RF 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .296 .341 .598 .938 10 7 -0.046 0.81 0.069 -0.116 1.3 0 0 HR,GDP
   Mike Simms RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .330 .397 .680 1.076 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Will Clark 1B 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .312 .388 .511 .900 17 13 -0.050 0.47 0.000 -0.050 -0.5 8 1 SF
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .340 .378 .516 .894 10 8 -0.012 0.34 0.013 -0.025 -0.5 6 2
   Bill Haselman C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .324 .333 .574 .907 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Lee Stevens DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .239 .297 .449 .747 15 10 -0.052 0.47 0.000 -0.052 -1.0
Kevin Elster SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .233 .314 .359 .673 18 9 -0.001 0.40 0.025 -0.026 -0.0 1 4 HBP
Fernando Tatis 3B 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .273 .307 .364 .671 18 11 0.078 0.49 0.078 0.000 0.9 0 2 2B
Rick Helling P 0 0
   Scott Bailes P 0 0
   Tim Crabtree P 0 0
   Eric Gunderson P 1 0
Team Totals 32 3 8 3 2 3 36 .250 .306 .375 .681 137 84 -0.248 0.58 0.249 -0.497 -2.1 24 11
2B: F Tatis (16, off L Hawkins).
HR: J Gonzalez (31, off L Hawkins, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF).
SF: W Clark (6, off E Guardado).
HBP: K Elster (2, by L Hawkins).
TB: J Gonzalez 5; F Tatis 4; R Greer; I Rodriguez; L Alicea.
GIDP: J Gonzalez (16); R Kelly (3).
RBI: J Gonzalez 2 (116); W Clark (68).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 2.

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 0 1 0 2 5 .263 .335 .302 .638 18 12 -0.085 0.69 0.000 -0.085 -1.4 5 0
Brent Gates 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .241 .314 .307 .620 17 11 -0.054 0.51 0.017 -0.071 -0.3 1 1 2B
Matt Lawton RF 4 2 1 0 1 0 5 .273 .380 .480 .860 27 16 0.066 0.60 0.085 -0.019 0.7 1 0 3B,SB
Paul Molitor DH 4 2 1 1 0 2 4 .271 .333 .353 .686 14 10 0.041 0.66 0.077 -0.036 0.6 2B
   Denny Hocking PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .212 .278 .274 .552 7 4 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2
David Ortiz 1B 3 2 1 1 2 0 5 .286 .385 .510 .895 22 9 0.074 0.51 0.092 -0.018 1.2 9 1 IW
Marty Cordova LF 4 2 2 4 0 1 4 .270 .345 .411 .756 10 8 0.032 0.51 0.053 -0.021 2.0 4 0 HR
Todd Walker 2B 4 3 4 3 0 0 4 .352 .397 .519 .915 13 10 0.154 0.62 0.154 0.000 3.2 2 5 HR
Javier Valentin C 3 0 2 0 0 1 4 .214 .248 .301 .549 10 8 0.047 0.57 0.058 -0.011 1.1 3 0 SH
Pat Meares SS 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .258 .295 .374 .668 15 10 -0.022 0.54 0.040 -0.062 -0.4 1 4 CS
LaTroy Hawkins P 1 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
Team Totals 37 11 14 11 3 7 41 .378 .425 .649 1.074 153 98 0.253 0.56 0.576 -0.323 6.4 27 11
2B: B Gates (7, off R Helling); P Molitor (18, off S Bailes).
3B: M Lawton (5, off S Bailes).
HR: T Walker (8, off R Helling, 4th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep RF Line); M Cordova (8, off S Bailes, 7th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
SH: J Valentin (2, off R Helling).
IBB: D Ortiz (2, by R Helling).
TB: T Walker 7; M Cordova 5; M Lawton 3; B Gates 2; P Meares 2; P Molitor 2; J Valentin 2; D Ortiz.
RBI: M Cordova 4 (48); T Walker 3 (40); D Ortiz (29); P Molitor (39); P Meares (43); O Nixon (16).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 6 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 2. P Meares-T Walker-D Ortiz 2.
Baserunning
SB: M Lawton (11, 2nd base off R Helling/I Rodriguez).
CS: P Meares (2, 2nd base by R Helling/I Rodriguez).

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
Rick Helling, L (13-6) 6 9 6 6 2 6 1 4.68 29 104 66 38 9 19 9 12 4 0 34 -0.220 0.76 -2.6
Scott Bailes 0 5 5 5 1 0 1 6.08 6 18 11 5 3 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 -0.033 0.06 -5.3
Tim Crabtree 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.10 3 16 10 6 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0.000 0.00 0.9
Eric Gunderson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.49 3 15 11 7 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.6
Team Totals 8 14 11 11 3 7 2 12.38 41 153 98 56 15 27 14 17 4 0 34 2 1 -0.253 0.56 -6.4
S Bailes faced 6 batters in the 7th 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
LaTroy Hawkins, W (7-9) 6.1 6 2 2 1 3 1 5.04 26 96 59 37 7 15 9 12 3 0 55 0.210 0.71 1.4
Eddie Guardado 2.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.57 10 41 25 16 2 7 4 5 1 0 1 0 0.037 0.26 0.7
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 2 3 1 3.00 36 137 84 53 9 22 13 17 4 0 55 1 0 0.247 0.58 2.1
Balks: None.
WP: R Helling 2 (8).
HBP: L Hawkins (4; K Elster).
IBB: R Helling (4; D Ortiz).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Fieldin Culbreth, 1B - John Shulock, 2B - Rick Reed, 3B - Tim Tschida.
Time of Game: 3:03.
Attendance: 13,802.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Minnesota Twins
1 Tom Goodwin CF 1 Otis Nixon CF
2 Luis Alicea 2B 2 Brent Gates 3B
3 Rusty Greer LF 3 Matt Lawton RF
4 Juan Gonzalez RF 4 Paul Molitor DH
5 Will Clark 1B 5 David Ortiz 1B
6 Ivan Rodriguez C 6 Marty Cordova LF
7 Lee Stevens DH 7 Todd Walker 2B
8 Kevin Elster SS 8 Javier Valentin C
9 Fernando Tatis 3B 9 Pat Meares SS
Rick Helling P LaTroy Hawkins P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 2-0 0 12- 4,(2-1)  RRR MIN T. Walker R. Helling 10% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Ortiz Scores; Cordova Scores
t4 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO TEX J. Gonzalez L. Hawkins 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b4 0-0 0 1-3 7,(3-2)  R MIN D. Ortiz R. Helling 9% 79% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Left); Lawton Scores; Molitor to 3B
b4 0-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  MIN P. Molitor R. Helling 7% 70% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Lawton to 3B; Molitor to 1B
t6 0-5 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR TEX J. Gonzalez L. Hawkins -7% 88% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Alicea Scores

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' LaTroy Hawkins facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX T. Goodwin L. Hawkins 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O TEX L. Alicea L. Hawkins 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O TEX R. Greer L. Hawkins 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN O. Nixon R. Helling -2% 53% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Gates R. Helling -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O MIN M. Lawton R. Helling -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX J. Gonzalez L. Hawkins 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-0 1 --- 9,(3-2)  O TEX W. Clark L. Hawkins 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  TEX I. Rodriguez L. Hawkins -1% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O TEX L. Stevens L. Hawkins 2% 55% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Molitor R. Helling -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O MIN D. Ortiz R. Helling -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Cordova R. Helling -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX K. Elster L. Hawkins 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t3 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  TEX F. Tatis L. Hawkins -3% 50% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
t3 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TEX T. Goodwin L. Hawkins 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O TEX L. Alicea L. Hawkins 3% 56% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN T. Walker R. Helling 4% 60% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b3 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  MIN J. Valentin R. Helling 6% 65% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Walker to 2B
b3 0-0 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O MIN P. Meares R. Helling -6% 60% Popfly: 2B
b3 0-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN O. Nixon R. Helling -5% 55% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O MIN B. Gates R. Helling -5% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  TEX R. Greer L. Hawkins -4% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO TEX J. Gonzalez L. Hawkins 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX W. Clark L. Hawkins 1% 56% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN M. Lawton R. Helling 4% 60% Walk
b4 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN P. Molitor R. Helling 3% 63% Lawton Steals 2B
b4 0-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  MIN P. Molitor R. Helling 7% 70% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Lawton to 3B; Molitor to 1B
b4 0-0 0 1-3 7,(3-2)  R MIN D. Ortiz R. Helling 9% 79% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Left); Lawton Scores; Molitor to 3B
b4 1-0 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  R MIN M. Cordova R. Helling 4% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive); Molitor Scores; Ortiz to 2B
b4 2-0 0 12- 4,(2-1)  RRR MIN T. Walker R. Helling 10% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Ortiz Scores; Cordova Scores
b4 5-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Valentin R. Helling -1% 93% Strikeout Looking
b4 5-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN P. Meares R. Helling 1% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 5-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN O. Nixon R. Helling -1% 93% Strikeout Looking
b4 5-0 2 1-- O MIN B. Gates R. Helling -1% 93% Meares Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS-1B)
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 5.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-5, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 6-7-8
t5 0-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX I. Rodriguez L. Hawkins 1% 94% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t5 0-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX L. Stevens L. Hawkins 1% 95% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX K. Elster L. Hawkins -1% 94% Walk
t5 0-5 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  TEX F. Tatis L. Hawkins -2% 92% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Elster to 3B
t5 0-5 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O TEX T. Goodwin L. Hawkins 3% 95% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-0, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 2-3-4
b5 5-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN B. Gates R. Helling 1% 97% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b5 5-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN M. Lawton R. Helling -1% 96% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
b5 5-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  MIN P. Molitor R. Helling 1% 96% Wild Pitch; Gates to 3B
b5 5-0 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Molitor R. Helling -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b5 5-0 2 --3 4,(3-0)  MIN D. Ortiz R. Helling 0% 95% Intentional Walk
b5 5-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cordova R. Helling -1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 5.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-5, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 2-3-4
t6 0-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX L. Alicea L. Hawkins -2% 92% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t6 0-5 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O TEX R. Greer L. Hawkins 2% 94% Strikeout Swinging
t6 0-5 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR TEX J. Gonzalez L. Hawkins -7% 88% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Alicea Scores
t6 2-5 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O TEX W. Clark L. Hawkins 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX I. Rodriguez L. Hawkins 1% 90% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 7-8-9
b6 5-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN T. Walker R. Helling 1% 92% Single to LF (Fly Ball)
b6 5-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Valentin R. Helling -1% 91% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; Walker to 2B
b6 5-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R MIN P. Meares R. Helling 3% 94% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Walker Scores
b6 6-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN O. Nixon R. Helling -1% 94% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
b6 6-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN B. Gates R. Helling -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 6.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-6, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 7-8-9
t7 2-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX L. Stevens L. Hawkins 2% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 2-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX K. Elster L. Hawkins -2% 93% Hit By Pitch
Eddie Guardado replaces LaTroy Hawkins pitching
t7 2-6 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  TEX F. Tatis E. Guardado -3% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive); Elster to 2B
Roberto Kelly pinch hits for Tom Goodwin (CF) batting 1st
t7 2-6 1 12- 3,(0-2)  OO TEX R. Kelly E. Guardado 7% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-2, Rangers' Scott Bailes facing 3-4-5
Scott Bailes replaces Rick Helling pitching
Roberto Kelly moves from PH to CF
b7 6-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN M. Lawton S. Bailes 1% 98% Triple to 2B (Ground Ball)
b7 6-2 0 --3 4,(1-2)  R MIN P. Molitor S. Bailes 1% 99% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Lawton Scores
b7 7-2 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN D. Ortiz S. Bailes 0% 99% Walk
b7 7-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR MIN M. Cordova S. Bailes 1% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Molitor Scores; Ortiz Scores
b7 10-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN T. Walker S. Bailes 0% 100% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Left)
b7 10-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Valentin S. Bailes 0% 100% Single to RF (Fly Ball); Walker to 3B
Tim Crabtree replaces Scott Bailes pitching
b7 10-2 0 1-3 8,(3-2)  O MIN P. Meares T. Crabtree -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b7 10-2 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  RO MIN O. Nixon T. Crabtree 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Walker Scores
b7 11-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Gates T. Crabtree -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Twins 11.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-11, Twins' Eddie Guardado facing 2-3-4
Domingo Cedeno pinch hits for Luis Alicea (2B) batting 2nd
t8 2-11 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX D. Cedeno E. Guardado 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
t8 2-11 1 --- 4,(3-0)  TEX R. Greer E. Guardado -0% 100% Walk
t8 2-11 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  TEX J. Gonzalez E. Guardado -0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Greer to 3B
t8 2-11 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO TEX W. Clark E. Guardado 0% 100% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Greer Scores
t8 3-11 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O TEX I. Rodriguez E. Guardado 0% 100% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Twins 11.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 11-3, Rangers' Eric Gunderson facing 3-4-5
Eric Gunderson replaces Tim Crabtree pitching
Bill Haselman replaces Ivan Rodriguez playing C batting 6th
Domingo Cedeno moves from PH to 2B
Mike Simms replaces Juan Gonzalez playing RF batting 4th
b8 11-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN M. Lawton E. Gunderson -0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
Denny Hocking pinch hits for Paul Molitor (DH) batting 4th
b8 11-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN D. Hocking E. Gunderson 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 11-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz E. Gunderson -0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Twins 11.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 3-11, Twins' Eddie Guardado facing 7-8-9
t9 3-11 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O TEX L. Stevens E. Guardado 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t9 3-11 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O TEX K. Elster E. Guardado 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t9 3-11 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX F. Tatis E. Guardado 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Twins 11.

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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • 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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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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