Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Aug 23, 1998, Red Sox at Twins Box Score and Play by Play

Len Kasper, Cubs play-by-play announcer:I will begin with the best baseball website every created, Baseball-Reference....

View a short video showing advanced box score features / click orange/red text for additional info

Scores
Standings
TOR
@ANA
2
3
CLE
@BAL
4
1
BOS
@MIN
5
1
DET
@OAK
5
4
CHW
@SEA
2
3
KCR
@TBD
11
5
NYY
@TEX
10
12
LAD
@ATL
7
12
HOU
@CHC
13
3
SFG
@FLA
10
5
SDP
@MIL
13
11
 
(10)
CIN
@MON
10
0
ARI
@NYM
4
3
COL
@PHI
5
2
STL
@PIT
3
4
Sunday, August 23, 1998, 1:07
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 12,686, Time of Game: 3:05
Red Sox
5
76-52
 Won 1 
2nd, 18½ GB
at Twins
1
57-72
 Lost 1 
3rd, 14 GB
W: Pedro Martinez (17-4)
L: Brad Radke (10-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         1  1  2   0  0  1   0  0  0    5 15  3
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  9  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 CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .272 .355 .362 .717 26 17 -0.066 0.55 0.000 -0.066 -1.3 0 0
John Valentin 3B 5 3 3 1 0 0 5 .264 .350 .456 .806 18 11 0.110 0.42 0.128 -0.018 1.1 0 3 HR,2·2B
Mo Vaughn DH 4 1 3 2 1 1 5 .332 .394 .597 .991 17 9 0.138 0.55 0.139 -0.001 2.2 IW
Nomar Garciaparra SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .323 .365 .577 .943 17 11 -0.075 0.60 0.000 -0.075 -1.7 7 4
Troy O'Leary LF 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .269 .311 .480 .790 20 12 -0.006 0.41 0.027 -0.033 0.1 0 0
Mike Stanley 1B 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .257 .365 .499 .864 22 14 0.053 0.64 0.089 -0.035 1.0 9 1 2B
Darren Bragg RF 5 0 4 1 0 1 5 .294 .371 .463 .833 23 16 0.125 0.50 0.132 -0.007 1.5 3 0
Scott Hatteberg C 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .278 .363 .460 .824 13 10 -0.064 0.51 0.008 -0.072 -1.1 6 0 HBP
Mike Benjamin 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .281 .313 .370 .683 16 13 -0.043 0.50 0.015 -0.058 -1.9 2 3 GDP
Pedro Martinez P 0 1
   Jim Corsi P 0 0
   Greg Swindell P 0 1
   Tom Gordon P 0 0
Team Totals 41 5 15 4 2 9 44 .366 .409 .512 .921 172 113 0.172 0.52 0.538 -0.365 -0.1 27 13
2B: J Valentin 2 (41, 2 off B Radke); M Stanley (20, off B Radke).
HR: J Valentin (16, off B Radke, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
IBB: M Vaughn (10, by B Radke).
HBP: S Hatteberg (4, by B Tewksbury).
TB: J Valentin 8; D Bragg 4; M Stanley 4; M Vaughn 3; M Benjamin; T O'Leary.
GIDP: M Benjamin (8).
RBI: M Vaughn 2 (90); J Valentin (54); D Bragg (48).
2-out RBI: D Bragg; M Vaughn.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 4. N Garciaparra-M Stanley 2; G Swindell-M Stanley-J Valentin-S Hatteberg; M Benjamin-N Garciaparra-M Stanley.
E: N Garciaparra 2 (19); P Martinez (4).

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 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .280 .350 .321 .670 15 9 0.057 0.72 0.094 -0.037 0.3 3 0 2B,GDP
Brent Gates 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .248 .323 .317 .640 17 9 -0.043 1.05 0.033 -0.076 -0.8 1 1
Paul Molitor DH 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .276 .330 .358 .688 13 10 -0.040 1.12 0.052 -0.092 -0.3
David Ortiz 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .259 .358 .427 .785 11 7 -0.094 1.30 0.000 -0.094 -1.2 8 0
   Ron Coomer PH-1B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .280 .301 .420 .721 4 2 0.049 0.75 0.049 0.000 1.1 2 0 2B
Matt Lawton RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .289 .394 .487 .882 13 8 -0.070 1.09 0.051 -0.121 -1.5 1 0 HBP
Todd Walker 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .339 .391 .511 .902 12 8 -0.081 0.95 0.015 -0.095 -0.4 1 3 GDP
Terry Steinbach C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .245 .316 .407 .724 15 11 -0.052 0.77 0.022 -0.074 -0.6 10 1
Alex Ochoa LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .248 .276 .335 .611 7 6 0.006 0.72 0.039 -0.034 0.2 1 0
   Javier Valentin PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .207 .260 .319 .579 2 2 -0.014 0.52 0.000 -0.014 -0.3
Pat Meares SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .266 .302 .371 .673 10 8 -0.047 0.78 0.047 -0.095 -0.8 0 3 GDP
Brad Radke P 0 3
   Bob Tewksbury P 0 1
   Hector Carrasco P 0 0
   Rick Aguilera P 0 0
Team Totals 34 1 9 1 2 5 37 .265 .324 .324 .648 119 80 -0.329 0.92 0.402 -0.732 -4.1 27 12
2B: O Nixon (6, off P Martinez); R Coomer (17, off G Swindell).
HBP: M Lawton (10, by P Martinez).
TB: R Coomer 2; P Molitor 2; O Nixon 2; T Walker; A Ochoa; M Lawton; P Meares; T Steinbach.
GIDP: T Walker (9); P Meares (10); O Nixon (12).
RBI: T Walker (51).
2-out RBI: T Walker.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Tewksbury-T Steinbach-D Ortiz.

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
Pedro Martinez, W (17-4) 6 4 0 0 1 4 0 2.73 24 81 53 24 6 23 11 7 6 0 67 0.273 1.06 3.4
Jim Corsi 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 2.53 6 15 9 5 0 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 0.008 0.75 0.2
Greg Swindell 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.76 3 12 8 7 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 0.013 0.78 -0.3
Tom Gordon 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.81 4 11 10 6 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.036 0.45 0.8
Team Totals 9 9 1 1 2 5 0 1.00 37 119 80 42 9 29 17 12 9 0 67 2 1 0.330 0.92 4.1
J Corsi faced 1 batter in the 8th 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
Brad Radke, L (10-12) 6 12 5 5 1 5 1 3.97 31 122 81 51 15 15 13 12 6 0 32 -0.189 0.68 -1.6
Bob Tewksbury 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.31 5 20 13 8 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.009 0.24 0.6
Hector Carrasco 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.91 3 15 9 4 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.005 0.07 0.6
Rick Aguilera 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.09 5 15 10 5 4 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.005 0.07 0.6
Team Totals 9 15 5 5 2 9 1 5.00 44 172 113 68 25 20 17 15 7 0 32 0 0 -0.170 0.52 0.1
Balks: B Radke (1).
WP: None.
HBP: B Tewksbury (4; S Hatteberg); P Martinez (8; M Lawton).
IBB: B Radke (1; M Vaughn).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ted Hendry, 1B - Larry Young, 2B - Dale Ford, 3B - Drew Coble.
Time of Game: 3:05.
Attendance: 12,686.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Win Probability Chart

Explanation of WPA  · Mouse over chart for play descriptions  · See below chart for tools  · Direct Link in URL Bar

Clear Chart
Big Plays
Scoring Plays
Fix Chart in View While Scrolling

Hold mouse over play on chart to see description of play.
Leverage is shown below the chart Low to High.

Top 5 Plays

View Pitches · wWE and wWPA Explanation
Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R BOS J. Valentin B. Radke 8% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b8 0-5 0 -23 1,(0-0)  OO MIN M. Lawton G. Swindell 8% 98% Double Play: Groundout: P-1B-3B-C (P's Left); Molitor stays at 3B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R BOS M. Vaughn B. Radke 8% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive); Valentin Scores
b7 0-5 0 12- 2,(0-1)  OO MIN P. Meares J. Corsi 7% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B; Steinbach to 3B
t3 3-0 2 12- 9,(3-2)  R BOS D. Bragg B. Radke 7% 84% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Vaughn Scores; O'Leary to 3B

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' Brad Radke facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Lewis B. Radke -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  BOS J. Valentin B. Radke 4% 52% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R BOS M. Vaughn B. Radke 8% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive); Valentin Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O BOS N. Garciaparra B. Radke -3% 57% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t1 1-0 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary B. Radke -2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Pedro Martinez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN O. Nixon P. Martinez -6% 48% Double to 3B (Line Drive)
b1 0-1 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN B. Gates P. Martinez -3% 45% Walk
b1 0-1 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O MIN P. Molitor P. Martinez 5% 51% Lineout: 2B
b1 0-1 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz P. Martinez 5% 55% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Lawton P. Martinez 4% 60% Lineout: SS (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Brad Radke facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  BOS M. Stanley B. Radke 5% 65% Double to 3B (Ground Ball)
t2 1-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  BOS D. Bragg B. Radke 6% 71% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Stanley to 3B
t2 1-0 0 1-3 R BOS S. Hatteberg B. Radke 3% 73% Balk; Stanley Scores; Bragg to 2B
t2 2-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O BOS S. Hatteberg B. Radke -3% 70% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t2 2-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O BOS M. Benjamin B. Radke -3% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-0 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  O BOS D. Lewis B. Radke -3% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Pedro Martinez facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Walker P. Martinez 3% 67% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
b2 0-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach P. Martinez 2% 69% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b2 0-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN A. Ochoa P. Martinez 1% 70% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Brad Radke facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R BOS J. Valentin B. Radke 8% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t3 3-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  BOS M. Vaughn B. Radke 2% 80% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t3 3-0 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  O BOS N. Garciaparra B. Radke -2% 78% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS T. O'Leary B. Radke 2% 80% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Vaughn to 2B
t3 3-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Stanley B. Radke -3% 77% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t3 3-0 2 12- 9,(3-2)  R BOS D. Bragg B. Radke 7% 84% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Vaughn Scores; O'Leary to 3B
t3 4-0 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O BOS S. Hatteberg B. Radke -2% 82% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Pedro Martinez facing 9-1-2
b3 0-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN P. Meares P. Martinez 2% 84% Lineout: 1B (Weak 2B)
b3 0-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN O. Nixon P. Martinez 1% 85% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-4 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN B. Gates P. Martinez 1% 86% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' Brad Radke facing 9-1-2
t4 4-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS M. Benjamin B. Radke 2% 88% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
t4 4-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS D. Lewis B. Radke -1% 87% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left); Benjamin to 2B
t4 4-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O BOS J. Valentin B. Radke -2% 86% Groundout: P-1B
t4 4-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  BOS M. Vaughn B. Radke 0% 86% Intentional Walk
t4 4-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O BOS N. Garciaparra B. Radke -2% 84% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Pedro Martinez facing 3-4-5
b4 0-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  MIN P. Molitor P. Martinez -3% 80% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b4 0-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Ortiz P. Martinez 3% 84% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
b4 0-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN M. Lawton P. Martinez -3% 80% Single to CF (Line Drive); Ortiz to 2B
b4 0-4 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Walker P. Martinez 4% 84% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Ortiz to 3B
b4 0-4 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach P. Martinez 4% 88% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Twins 0.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' Brad Radke facing 5-6-7
t5 4-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary B. Radke -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t5 4-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS M. Stanley B. Radke -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 4-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS D. Bragg B. Radke 1% 87% Single to 3B (Line Drive to Deep 3B)
t5 4-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS S. Hatteberg B. Radke -1% 86% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Pedro Martinez facing 8-9-1
b5 0-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN A. Ochoa P. Martinez 2% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN P. Meares P. Martinez -3% 85% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Meares to 2B/Adv on E6
b5 0-4 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  MIN O. Nixon P. Martinez -3% 82% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball)
b5 0-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Gates P. Martinez 4% 87% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Molitor P. Martinez 4% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Twins 0.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' Brad Radke facing 9-1-2
t6 4-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Benjamin B. Radke -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Lewis B. Radke -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t6 4-0 2 --- 9,(3-2)  BOS J. Valentin B. Radke 1% 90% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t6 4-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R BOS M. Vaughn B. Radke 4% 94% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Valentin Scores
t6 5-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O BOS N. Garciaparra B. Radke -1% 93% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 5, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Red Sox' Pedro Martinez facing 4-5-6
b6 0-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz P. Martinez 2% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN M. Lawton P. Martinez -2% 93% Hit By Pitch
b6 0-5 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO MIN T. Walker P. Martinez 3% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Twins 0.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 5-6-7
Bob Tewksbury replaces Brad Radke pitching
t7 5-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS T. O'Leary B. Tewksbury 1% 97% Walk
t7 5-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  BOS M. Stanley B. Tewksbury 1% 97% Single to CF (Fly Ball); O'Leary to 2B
t7 5-0 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O BOS D. Bragg B. Tewksbury -1% 97% Strikeout Looking
t7 5-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  BOS S. Hatteberg B. Tewksbury 1% 98% Hit By Pitch; O'Leary to 3B; Stanley to 2B
t7 5-0 1 123 5,(1-2)  OO BOS M. Benjamin B. Tewksbury -2% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 5, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Red Sox' Jim Corsi facing 7-8-9
Jim Corsi replaces Pedro Martinez pitching
b7 0-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN T. Steinbach J. Corsi -2% 93% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b7 0-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN A. Ochoa J. Corsi -4% 89% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Steinbach to 2B
b7 0-5 0 12- 2,(0-1)  OO MIN P. Meares J. Corsi 7% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B; Steinbach to 3B
b7 0-5 2 --3 5,(3-1)  MIN O. Nixon J. Corsi -1% 96% Walk
b7 0-5 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O MIN B. Gates J. Corsi 2% 98% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 5, Twins 0.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, Twins' Hector Carrasco facing 1-2-3
Hector Carrasco replaces Bob Tewksbury pitching
t8 5-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O BOS D. Lewis H. Carrasco -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Valentin H. Carrasco -0% 97% Foul Flyball: RF
t8 5-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn H. Carrasco -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Red Sox' Jim Corsi facing 3-4-5
b8 0-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN P. Molitor J. Corsi -2% 96% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
Greg Swindell replaces Jim Corsi pitching
Ron Coomer pinch hits for David Ortiz (1B) batting 4th
b8 0-5 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN R. Coomer G. Swindell -5% 91% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball); Molitor to 3B
b8 0-5 0 -23 1,(0-0)  OO MIN M. Lawton G. Swindell 8% 98% Double Play: Groundout: P-1B-3B-C (P's Left); Molitor stays at 3B
b8 0-5 2 --3 7,(2-2)  R MIN T. Walker G. Swindell -1% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS); Molitor Scores
Tom Gordon replaces Greg Swindell pitching
b8 1-5 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach T. Gordon 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 5, Twins 1.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-1, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 4-5-6
Rick Aguilera replaces Hector Carrasco pitching
Ron Coomer moves from PH to 1B
t9 5-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS N. Garciaparra R. Aguilera -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 5-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS T. O'Leary R. Aguilera -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 5-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS M. Stanley R. Aguilera 0% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t9 5-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  BOS D. Bragg R. Aguilera 0% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Stanley to 2B
t9 5-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O BOS S. Hatteberg R. Aguilera -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 5, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-5, Red Sox' Tom Gordon facing 8-9-1
Javier Valentin pinch hits for Alex Ochoa (LF) batting 8th
b9 1-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Valentin T. Gordon 1% 99% Flyball: RF
b9 1-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN P. Meares T. Gordon -1% 98% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b9 1-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO MIN O. Nixon T. Gordon 2% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Twins 1.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:MIN199808230
BackToBaseball.com Game Playback

  • 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.

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.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

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.

Box scores and play-by-play outputs produced by Sports Reference LLC. All Rights Reserved.