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TOR
@ANA
9
4
CLE
@BAL
6
3
BOS
@MIN
9
2
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@OAK
2
4
CHW
@SEA
4
5
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@TBD
6
5
 
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@TEX
5
0
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@ATL
4
5
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@CHC
5
6
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@FLA
5
1
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@MIL
5
2
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@MON
3
2
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@NYM
10
5
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@NYM
0
1
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@PHI
0
1
CIN
@PIT
2
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Friday, August 21, 1998, 7:07
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 16,786, Time of Game: 2:54
Red Sox
9
75-51
 Won 1 
2nd, 18½ GB
at Twins
2
56-71
 Lost 1 
4th, 14 GB
W: Steve Avery (9-5)
L: Eric Milton (7-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  3  0   4  0  1   0  1  0    9 12  1
Twins           0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  1    2  6  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Darren Lewis RF 5 0 0 0 1 1 6 .275 .358 .366 .724 26 15 -0.041 0.34 0.008 -0.049 -1.3 1 0
John Valentin 3B 2 2 0 0 3 0 5 .260 .346 .438 .784 24 10 -0.002 0.36 0.019 -0.021 0.3 0 0
   Donnie Sadler 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .318 .481 .799 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 1
Mo Vaughn 1B 4 1 2 2 1 0 5 .331 .393 .601 .994 19 11 0.063 0.55 0.092 -0.029 1.3 14 1 2B
Nomar Garciaparra SS 5 1 3 4 0 0 5 .327 .370 .587 .956 15 9 0.064 0.44 0.103 -0.038 3.2 0 7 HR
Mike Stanley DH 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .252 .361 .496 .858 22 14 0.057 0.32 0.063 -0.006 -0.2 2B
Troy O'Leary LF 4 1 1 0 1 2 5 .270 .310 .481 .792 27 19 0.027 0.49 0.055 -0.028 -0.1 1 0
Damon Buford CF 4 1 2 3 1 0 5 .299 .366 .549 .915 21 10 0.155 0.56 0.178 -0.023 1.7 3 0 HR
Jason Varitek C 5 0 1 0 0 3 5 .250 .313 .390 .702 15 12 -0.038 0.31 0.002 -0.040 -1.0 2 0 GDP
Mike Benjamin 2B-3B 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .285 .317 .376 .693 20 15 0.016 0.29 0.030 -0.013 -0.0 3 6
Steve Avery P 1 0
   Jim Corsi P 0 0
Team Totals 38 9 12 9 8 8 46 .316 .435 .526 .961 189 115 0.301 0.40 0.550 -0.247 3.9 27 15
2B: M Stanley (19, off T Ritchie); M Vaughn (26, off T Miller).
HR: D Buford (9, off E Milton, 2nd inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line); N Garciaparra (26, off T Ritchie, 4th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
TB: N Garciaparra 6; D Buford 5; M Vaughn 3; M Benjamin 2; M Stanley 2; T O'Leary; J Varitek.
GIDP: J Varitek (5).
RBI: N Garciaparra 4 (101); D Buford 3 (39); M Vaughn 2 (88).
2-out RBI: N Garciaparra 3; M Vaughn 2.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 6 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. N Garciaparra-M Benjamin-M Vaughn.
E: N Garciaparra (17).

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 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .281 .348 .319 .668 10 7 -0.084 0.78 0.000 -0.084 -1.1 0 0 GDP
   Alex Ochoa CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .246 .275 .335 .610 5 3 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.3 0 0
Brent Gates 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .251 .324 .320 .645 16 8 -0.029 0.28 0.000 -0.029 -0.8 0 2
Matt Lawton RF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .286 .389 .485 .874 13 6 0.014 0.16 0.025 -0.011 1.2 7 0 HR
Marty Cordova LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .273 .346 .409 .755 10 6 0.053 0.34 0.061 -0.008 0.4 3 0
David Ortiz DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .263 .364 .437 .801 14 8 -0.037 0.45 0.010 -0.047 -0.5
Ron Coomer 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .276 .298 .415 .713 4 3 -0.061 0.77 0.000 -0.061 -1.4 6 0
   Paul Molitor PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275 .330 .358 .689 4 2 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2
Todd Walker 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .340 .391 .515 .906 18 8 -0.022 0.31 0.017 -0.039 0.8 1 0 2B,SB
Terry Steinbach C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .245 .317 .409 .726 15 9 -0.043 0.53 0.000 -0.043 -0.8 7 0
   Javier Valentin C 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .215 .270 .331 .600 4 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.1 2 0
Pat Meares SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .264 .301 .369 .670 9 6 0.014 0.28 0.027 -0.013 -0.5 1 2
Eric Milton P 0 0
   Todd Ritchie P 0 0
   Travis Miller P 0 0
   Dan Serafini P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 6 1 4 2 36 .188 .278 .313 .590 122 66 -0.197 0.38 0.140 -0.337 -3.1 27 4
2B: T Walker (35, off J Corsi).
HR: M Lawton (15, off S Avery, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
TB: M Lawton 5; T Walker 2; M Cordova 2; P Meares.
GIDP: O Nixon (11).
RBI: M Lawton (62).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Meares-R Coomer.
Baserunning
SB: T Walker (15, 2nd base off S Avery/J Varitek).

Boston Red Sox

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
Steve Avery, W (9-5) 7 4 1 1 3 1 1 5.16 27 95 53 32 3 18 13 10 4 0 63 0.195 0.51 3.0
Jim Corsi 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 2.41 9 27 13 9 0 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0.003 0.02 0.1
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 4 2 1 2.00 36 122 66 41 3 22 17 13 5 0 63 0 0 0.198 0.38 3.1

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 (7-10) 1.2 1 3 3 5 3 1 5.33 11 56 28 18 4 6 0 3 1 0 39 -0.208 0.80 -2.3
Todd Ritchie 2.1 4 4 4 1 2 1 9.00 12 50 32 20 4 8 3 6 4 0 2 0 -0.094 0.67 -2.4
Travis Miller 3 5 2 2 2 2 0 6.75 15 51 33 24 2 7 5 6 5 0 0 0 0.001 0.11 0.3
Dan Serafini 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 5.90 8 32 22 15 1 6 2 5 1 0 1 1 -0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 9 9 8 8 2 9.00 46 189 115 77 11 27 10 20 11 0 39 3 1 -0.302 0.40 -3.9
T Miller faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: J Corsi 2 (3); T Ritchie (2); D Serafini (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dale Ford, 1B - Drew Coble, 2B - Ted Hendry, 3B - Larry Young.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: 16,786.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Minnesota Twins
1 Darren Lewis RF 1 Otis Nixon CF
2 John Valentin 3B 2 Brent Gates 3B
3 Mo Vaughn 1B 3 Matt Lawton RF
4 Nomar Garciaparra SS 4 Marty Cordova LF
5 Mike Stanley DH 5 David Ortiz DH
6 Troy O'Leary LF 6 Ron Coomer 1B
7 Damon Buford CF 7 Todd Walker 2B
8 Jason Varitek C 8 Terry Steinbach C
9 Mike Benjamin 2B 9 Pat Meares SS
Steve Avery P Eric Milton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 0 12- 5,(3-1)  RRR BOS D. Buford E. Milton 17% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Stanley Scores; O'Leary Scores
t4 4-0 2 12- 4,(3-0)  RRR BOS N. Garciaparra T. Ritchie 10% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Valentin Scores; Vaughn Scores
t4 3-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R BOS M. Vaughn T. Ritchie 7% 86% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Benjamin Scores; Valentin to 2B
b2 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN M. Cordova S. Avery -6% 67% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Cordova to 2B/Adv on E6
b3 0-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO MIN O. Nixon S. Avery 6% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Eric Milton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Lewis E. Milton -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Valentin E. Milton -2% 46% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS M. Vaughn E. Milton 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS N. Garciaparra E. Milton -2% 45% Lineout: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN O. Nixon S. Avery 2% 47% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN B. Gates S. Avery 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Lawton S. Avery 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Eric Milton facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS M. Stanley E. Milton 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- 9,(3-2)  BOS T. O'Leary E. Milton 6% 59% Walk; Stanley to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- 5,(3-1)  RRR BOS D. Buford E. Milton 17% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Stanley Scores; O'Leary Scores
t2 3-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Varitek E. Milton -2% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t2 3-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O BOS M. Benjamin E. Milton -1% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t2 3-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS D. Lewis E. Milton 1% 75% Walk
t2 3-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Valentin E. Milton 1% 76% Walk; Lewis to 2B
Todd Ritchie replaces Eric Milton pitching
t2 3-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn T. Ritchie -3% 73% Lineout: LF
3 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN M. Cordova S. Avery -6% 67% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Cordova to 2B/Adv on E6
b2 0-3 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz S. Avery 4% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Coomer S. Avery 3% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B; Cordova to 3B
b2 0-3 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Walker S. Avery 3% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Twins' Todd Ritchie facing 4-5-6
t3 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS N. Garciaparra T. Ritchie -2% 77% Flyball: RF
t3 3-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  BOS M. Stanley T. Ritchie 3% 79% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t3 3-0 1 -2- 7,(1-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary T. Ritchie -2% 77% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O BOS D. Buford T. Ritchie -2% 75% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach S. Avery 3% 77% Lineout: LF
b3 0-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN P. Meares S. Avery -3% 74% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 0-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO MIN O. Nixon S. Avery 6% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Twins' Todd Ritchie facing 8-9-1
t4 3-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS J. Varitek T. Ritchie -1% 78% Strikeout Looking
t4 3-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS M. Benjamin T. Ritchie 2% 80% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 3-0 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  BOS D. Lewis T. Ritchie 1% 81% Wild Pitch; Benjamin to 2B
t4 3-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  O BOS D. Lewis T. Ritchie -2% 79% Lineout: RF
t4 3-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  BOS J. Valentin T. Ritchie 1% 79% Walk
t4 3-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R BOS M. Vaughn T. Ritchie 7% 86% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Benjamin Scores; Valentin to 2B
t4 4-0 2 12- 4,(3-0)  RRR BOS N. Garciaparra T. Ritchie 10% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Valentin Scores; Vaughn Scores
t4 7-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS M. Stanley T. Ritchie -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 7, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-7, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 2-3-4
b4 0-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Gates S. Avery 1% 96% Lineout: 2B
b4 0-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  R MIN M. Lawton S. Avery -2% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b4 1-7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Cordova S. Avery 1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b4 1-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Ortiz S. Avery 0% 96% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 7, Twins 1.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-1, Twins' Travis Miller facing 6-7-8
Travis Miller replaces Todd Ritchie pitching
t5 7-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS T. O'Leary T. Miller -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 7-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS D. Buford T. Miller 0% 96% Walk
t5 7-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO BOS J. Varitek T. Miller -1% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 7, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-7, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 6-7-8
b5 1-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN R. Coomer S. Avery 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b5 1-7 1 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN T. Walker S. Avery -1% 95% Walk
b5 1-7 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN T. Steinbach S. Avery -0% 94% Walker Steals 2B
b5 1-7 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach S. Avery 2% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b5 1-7 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Meares S. Avery 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 7, Twins 1.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-1, Twins' Travis Miller facing 9-1-2
t6 7-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS M. Benjamin T. Miller 0% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t6 7-1 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O BOS D. Lewis T. Miller -0% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Short 1B Line); Benjamin to 2B
t6 7-1 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Valentin T. Miller -0% 97% Lineout: RF
t6 7-1 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  R BOS M. Vaughn T. Miller 1% 98% Double to CF (Line Drive); Benjamin Scores
t6 8-1 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  BOS N. Garciaparra T. Miller 0% 98% Single to P (Ground Ball); Vaughn to 3B
t6 8-1 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O BOS M. Stanley T. Miller -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 8, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-8, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 1-2-3
b6 1-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN O. Nixon S. Avery 1% 98% Flyball: CF
b6 1-8 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN B. Gates S. Avery 0% 99% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b6 1-8 2 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Lawton S. Avery -0% 98% Walk
b6 1-8 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN M. Cordova S. Avery -0% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Lawton to 2B
b6 1-8 2 12- 6,(3-2)  MIN D. Ortiz S. Avery -1% 97% Walk; Lawton to 3B; Cordova to 2B
b6 1-8 2 123 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Coomer S. Avery 2% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 8, Twins 1.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-1, Twins' Travis Miller facing 6-7-8
Alex Ochoa replaces Otis Nixon playing CF batting 1st
t7 8-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary T. Miller -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t7 8-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS D. Buford T. Miller 0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t7 8-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Varitek T. Miller 0% 99% Single to SS (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole); Buford to 2B
t7 8-1 1 12- 5,(0-2)  O BOS M. Benjamin T. Miller -0% 99% Lineout: LF
t7 8-1 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O BOS D. Lewis T. Miller -0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 8, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-8, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 7-8-9
b7 1-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Walker S. Avery 0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 1-8 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach S. Avery 0% 99% Flyball: CF
b7 1-8 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN P. Meares S. Avery 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 8, Twins 1.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-1, Twins' Travis Miller facing 2-3-4
Javier Valentin replaces Terry Steinbach playing C batting 8th
t8 8-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Valentin T. Miller 0% 100% Walk
Dan Serafini replaces Travis Miller pitching
t8 8-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn D. Serafini -0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 8-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS N. Garciaparra D. Serafini 0% 100% Wild Pitch; Valentin to 2B
t8 8-1 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R BOS N. Garciaparra D. Serafini 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive); Valentin Scores
t8 9-1 1 1-- 8,(2-2)  O BOS M. Stanley D. Serafini -0% 100% Flyball: RF
t8 9-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  BOS T. O'Leary D. Serafini 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Garciaparra to 2B
t8 9-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O BOS D. Buford D. Serafini -0% 100% Popfly: C (Short 3B Line)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 9, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-9, Red Sox' Jim Corsi facing 1-2-3
Jim Corsi replaces Steve Avery pitching
b8 1-9 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN A. Ochoa J. Corsi 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b8 1-9 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN B. Gates J. Corsi 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b8 1-9 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Lawton J. Corsi -0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b8 1-9 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Cordova J. Corsi 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 9, Twins 1.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 9-1, Twins' Dan Serafini facing 8-9-1
t9 9-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Varitek D. Serafini -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 9-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS M. Benjamin D. Serafini 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t9 9-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS D. Lewis D. Serafini -0% 100% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 9, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-9, Red Sox' Jim Corsi facing 5-6-7
Donnie Sadler replaces John Valentin (3B) playing 2B batting 2nd
Mike Benjamin moves from 2B to 3B
b9 1-9 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Ortiz J. Corsi 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
Paul Molitor pinch hits for Ron Coomer (1B) batting 6th
b9 1-9 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN P. Molitor J. Corsi 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
b9 1-9 2 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Walker J. Corsi 0% 100% Double to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b9 1-9 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Valentin J. Corsi -0% 100% Wild Pitch; Walker to 3B
b9 1-9 2 --3 4,(3-0)  R MIN J. Valentin J. Corsi -0% 100% Walk, Wild Pitch; Walker Scores/No RBI
b9 2-9 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Meares J. Corsi 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 9, Twins 2.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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.

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