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ANA
@BAL
2
3
DET
@BOS
3
2
CHW
@CLE
6
4
SEA
@KCR
2
5
OAK
@MIN
6
5
TOR
@NYY
5
3
TEX
@TBD
8
2
FLA
@ATL
2
4
MIL
@CHC
12
15
ARI
@CIN
0
3
STL
@HOU
2
3
NYM
@MON
3
5
PIT
@PHI
4
13
LAD
@SDP
7
8
COL
@SFG
1
0
Saturday, September 12, 1998, 7:05
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 11,771, Time of Game: 3:24
Athletics
6
68-79
 Won 2 
3rd, 12 GB
at Twins
5
65-82
 Lost 3 
4th, 15½ GB
W: Jay Witasick (1-1)
L: Eric Milton (7-12)
S: Billy Taylor (30)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  3   0  0  3   0  0  0    6  8  0
Twins           3  0  0   0  0  0   1  1  0    5 10  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 3 2 1 0 2 1 5 .229 .374 .331 .705 25 12 0.040 0.96 0.086 -0.046 0.4 3 0 SB
Ryan Christenson CF 4 0 1 2 1 0 5 .270 .339 .389 .728 19 11 0.122 1.35 0.254 -0.131 1.1 1 0 2B,CS
Jason Giambi 1B 3 1 1 1 2 2 5 .292 .379 .479 .858 25 14 0.066 1.01 0.138 -0.071 0.5 9 0
Matt Stairs DH 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .303 .381 .526 .907 21 13 -0.118 1.15 0.023 -0.140 -1.5 GDP
Mike Blowers 3B 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .241 .306 .394 .700 22 16 0.049 1.03 0.112 -0.063 0.4 1 2
Ben Grieve RF 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .283 .382 .444 .827 16 8 -0.026 1.02 0.051 -0.077 -0.5 1 0
   Jason McDonald RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .367 .319 .686 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
Scott Spiezio 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .272 .339 .401 .740 10 9 0.124 1.01 0.162 -0.038 1.1 1 4 2B
Miguel Tejada SS 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .236 .307 .387 .693 17 13 0.020 1.07 0.111 -0.091 0.3 1 4 HR
A.J. Hinch C 3 0 0 1 0 2 4 .239 .300 .346 .647 12 10 -0.074 1.31 0.006 -0.080 -1.1 7 0 SF
Tom Candiotti P 0 0
   Jay Witasick P 0 0
   Mark Holzemer P 0 0
   Tim Worrell P 0 0
   Billy Taylor P 0 0
Team Totals 32 6 8 6 7 11 40 .250 .375 .406 .781 167 106 0.203 1.12 0.943 -0.737 0.9 27 10
2B: S Spiezio (18, off E Milton); R Christenson (18, off H Carrasco).
HR: M Tejada (9, off E Milton, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line).
SF: A Hinch (7, off H Carrasco).
TB: M Tejada 5; S Spiezio 3; R Christenson 2; R Henderson; J Giambi; M Blowers.
GIDP: M Stairs (11).
RBI: R Christenson 2 (35); M Tejada (39); A Hinch (32); M Blowers (70); J Giambi (98).
2-out RBI: R Christenson 2; J Giambi; M Blowers.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Spiezio-M Tejada-J Giambi.
Baserunning
SB: R Henderson (60, 2nd base off E Milton/T Steinbach).
CS: R Christenson (6, 2nd base by 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
Pat Meares SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .266 .302 .375 .677 12 8 0.084 1.03 0.115 -0.031 1.2 0 0 2B
   Brent Gates PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .243 .320 .306 .626 5 3 -0.073 2.48 0.000 -0.073 -0.3 2 0
Matt Lawton RF-CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .279 .384 .477 .861 16 10 -0.235 1.76 0.000 -0.235 -2.2 2 0 GDP
Paul Molitor DH 4 2 1 0 1 0 5 .277 .332 .371 .703 21 11 -0.110 1.49 0.043 -0.152 -0.4 2B
David Ortiz 1B 2 0 1 1 0 1 3 .269 .371 .453 .824 16 11 0.003 1.19 0.035 -0.031 0.0 4 0 SF
   Alex Ochoa PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .266 .298 .365 .663 3 2 0.076 1.16 0.076 0.000 0.9
   Denny Hocking 3B-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .249 .240 .489 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
   A.J. Pierzynski PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 6 3 0.055 1.99 0.055 0.000 0.1
Ron Coomer 3B-1B-RF 5 1 1 2 0 1 5 .274 .296 .410 .706 19 14 -0.052 1.60 0.154 -0.206 0.8 1 1 HR
Todd Walker 2B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .319 .376 .480 .856 15 6 -0.030 0.81 0.035 -0.064 0.1 4 2 SB
Marty Cordova LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .256 .333 .383 .715 9 7 -0.131 1.22 0.000 -0.131 -1.3 2 0
Terry Steinbach C 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .249 .318 .425 .743 13 8 0.117 0.76 0.151 -0.033 0.9 11 1 HR
Chris Latham CF 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .119 .275 .119 .394 18 12 -0.038 0.83 0.014 -0.052 -0.2 1 0
   Corey Koskie PH-3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 4 3 0.037 1.31 0.037 0.000 0.1 0 0
Eric Milton P 0 0
   Hector Carrasco P 0 0
   Travis Miller P 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 10 5 5 7 41 .286 .366 .514 .880 157 98 -0.297 1.27 0.715 -1.008 -0.1 27 6
2B: P Meares (25, off T Candiotti); P Molitor (26, off J Witasick).
HR: R Coomer (15, off T Candiotti, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF Line); T Steinbach (14, off T Worrell, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
SF: D Ortiz (4, off T Candiotti).
TB: T Steinbach 5; R Coomer 4; P Meares 3; P Molitor 2; C Koskie; D Ortiz; A Ochoa; A Pierzynski.
GIDP: M Lawton (10).
RBI: R Coomer 2 (65); T Steinbach (53); A Ochoa (25); D Ortiz (40).
2-out RBI: R Coomer 2; A Ochoa; T Steinbach.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Hocking-T Walker-B Gates.
E: D Ortiz (6).
Baserunning
SB: T Walker (18, 2nd base off T Candiotti/A Hinch).

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
Tom Candiotti 1 2 3 3 2 0 1 4.68 7 26 13 7 2 4 0 5 1 0 35 -0.214 0.88 -2.4
Jay Witasick, W (1-1) 5.2 4 1 1 3 6 0 6.43 23 88 59 36 13 10 10 4 2 0 0 0 0.312 1.04 3.1
Mark Holzemer 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.17 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 -0.076 1.16 -0.9
Tim Worrell, H (5) 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 5.48 5 13 9 5 2 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 -0.024 1.30 -0.4
Billy Taylor, S (30) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.88 5 27 15 10 1 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0.297 2.93 0.8
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 5 7 2 5.00 41 157 98 60 18 20 14 15 4 0 35 3 1 0.295 1.27 0.1
M Holzemer faced 1 batter 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
Eric Milton, L (7-12) 5 6 5 4 5 5 1 5.66 25 110 71 38 11 22 0 15 5 0 37 -0.185 1.23 -1.6
Hector Carrasco 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 4.19 5 16 8 5 2 1 1 2 0 0 2 2 -0.127 1.57 -0.9
Travis Miller 3 1 0 0 1 5 0 4.91 10 42 27 14 5 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.107 0.60 1.7
Team Totals 9 8 6 5 7 11 1 5.00 40 168 106 57 18 31 5 17 5 0 37 2 2 -0.205 1.12 -0.9
E Milton faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins, 1B - Joe Brinkman, 2B - Tim Welke, 3B - Gary Cederstrom.
Time of Game: 3:24.
Attendance: 11,771.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Minnesota Twins
1 Rickey Henderson LF 1 Pat Meares SS
2 Ryan Christenson CF 2 Matt Lawton RF
3 Jason Giambi 1B 3 Paul Molitor DH
4 Matt Stairs DH 4 David Ortiz 1B
5 Mike Blowers 3B 5 Ron Coomer 3B
6 Ben Grieve RF 6 Todd Walker 2B
7 Scott Spiezio 2B 7 Marty Cordova LF
8 Miguel Tejada SS 8 Terry Steinbach C
9 A.J. Hinch C 9 Chris Latham CF
Tom Candiotti P Eric Milton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 4-3 2 12- 4,(2-1)  RR OAK R. Christenson H. Carrasco 20% 84% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Spiezio Scores; Henderson Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR MIN R. Coomer T. Candiotti -15% 23% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Molitor Scores
t6 3-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK S. Spiezio E. Milton 14% 69% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Grieve to 3B
t3 2-3 2 12- 7,(3-2)  R OAK M. Blowers E. Milton 11% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive); Giambi Scores/unER; Stairs to 3B
b8 4-6 2 --- 3,(2-0)  R MIN T. Steinbach T. Worrell -11% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)

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 --- 6,(2-2)  OAK R. Henderson E. Milton 3% 53% Single to 3B (Line Drive to Deep 3B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  OAK R. Christenson E. Milton 5% 59% Walk; Henderson to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 5,(1-2)  O OAK J. Giambi E. Milton -5% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O OAK M. Stairs E. Milton -4% 49% Popfly: 2B (SS-2B)
t1 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O OAK M. Blowers E. Milton -4% 45% Christenson Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Tom Candiotti facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN P. Meares T. Candiotti -6% 39% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Lawton T. Candiotti 2% 41% Flyball: CF; Meares to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 6,(3-2)  MIN P. Molitor T. Candiotti -2% 39% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  RO MIN D. Ortiz T. Candiotti -1% 38% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF); Meares Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR MIN R. Coomer T. Candiotti -15% 23% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Molitor Scores
b1 3-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Walker T. Candiotti -1% 22% Walk
b1 3-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN M. Cordova T. Candiotti -1% 22% Walker Steals 2B
b1 3-0 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O MIN M. Cordova T. Candiotti 2% 24% Lineout: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 3.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Eric Milton facing 5-6-7
t2 0-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O OAK M. Blowers E. Milton -2% 21% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK B. Grieve E. Milton -1% 20% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK S. Spiezio E. Milton -1% 19% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' Jay Witasick facing 8-9-1
Jay Witasick replaces Tom Candiotti pitching
b2 3-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach J. Witasick 1% 20% Strikeout Swinging
b2 3-0 1 --- 9,(3-2)  MIN C. Latham J. Witasick -1% 19% Walk
b2 3-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN P. Meares J. Witasick -2% 17% Walk; Latham to 2B
b2 3-0 1 12- 3,(2-0)  OO MIN M. Lawton J. Witasick 5% 22% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Twins 3.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Eric Milton facing 8-9-1
t3 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R OAK M. Tejada E. Milton 8% 30% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t3 1-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK A. Hinch E. Milton -3% 27% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK R. Henderson E. Milton 3% 30% Walk
t3 1-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OAK R. Christenson E. Milton 1% 32% Henderson Steals 2B
t3 1-3 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O OAK R. Christenson E. Milton -4% 28% Flyball: LF
t3 1-3 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  R OAK J. Giambi E. Milton 8% 36% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Henderson Scores
t3 2-3 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  OAK M. Stairs E. Milton 2% 39% Walk; Giambi to 2B
t3 2-3 2 12- 4,(2-1)  OAK M. Blowers E. Milton 0% 39% E3 on Foul Ball (1B Foul)
t3 2-3 2 12- 7,(3-2)  R OAK M. Blowers E. Milton 11% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive); Giambi Scores/unER; Stairs to 3B
t3 3-3 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O OAK B. Grieve E. Milton -6% 44% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 3-3, Athletics' Jay Witasick facing 3-4-5
b3 3-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN P. Molitor J. Witasick 3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 3-3 1 --- 6,(1-2)  MIN D. Ortiz J. Witasick -3% 44% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
b3 3-3 1 1-- 8,(2-2)  O MIN R. Coomer J. Witasick 3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b3 3-3 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN T. Walker J. Witasick -2% 45% Walk; Ortiz to 2B
b3 3-3 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O MIN M. Cordova J. Witasick 5% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Twins 3.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 3-3, Twins' Eric Milton facing 7-8-9
t4 3-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK S. Spiezio E. Milton -3% 47% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t4 3-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  OAK M. Tejada E. Milton 3% 50% Single to 3B (Pop Fly to Deep 3B)
t4 3-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK A. Hinch E. Milton -4% 47% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B)
t4 3-3 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O OAK R. Henderson E. Milton -3% 44% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 3-3, Athletics' Jay Witasick facing 8-9-1
b4 3-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN T. Steinbach J. Witasick -4% 40% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b4 3-3 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O MIN C. Latham J. Witasick 4% 44% Strikeout Swinging
b4 3-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  MIN P. Meares J. Witasick -4% 39% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Steinbach to 2B
b4 3-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Lawton J. Witasick 5% 45% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 3-3 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O MIN P. Molitor J. Witasick 5% 50% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Twins 3.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 3-3, Twins' Eric Milton facing 2-3-4
t5 3-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK R. Christenson E. Milton -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t5 3-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK J. Giambi E. Milton 3% 50% Walk
t5 3-3 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Stairs E. Milton -4% 46% Popfly: 3B (Short 3B Line)
t5 3-3 2 1-- 5,(0-2)  O OAK M. Blowers E. Milton -3% 43% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 3-3, Athletics' Jay Witasick facing 4-5-6
b5 3-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz J. Witasick 3% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Coomer J. Witasick 2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b5 3-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN T. Walker J. Witasick 2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Twins 3.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 3-3, Twins' Eric Milton facing 6-7-8
t6 3-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK B. Grieve E. Milton 5% 55% Walk
t6 3-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK S. Spiezio E. Milton 14% 69% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Grieve to 3B
Hector Carrasco replaces Eric Milton pitching
t6 3-3 0 -23 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. Tejada H. Carrasco -7% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 3-3 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RO OAK A. Hinch H. Carrasco 1% 63% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Grieve Scores
t6 4-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  OAK R. Henderson H. Carrasco 1% 64% Walk
t6 4-3 2 12- 4,(2-1)  RR OAK R. Christenson H. Carrasco 20% 84% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Spiezio Scores; Henderson Scores
t6 6-3 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Giambi H. Carrasco -2% 82% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-6, Athletics' Jay Witasick facing 7-8-9
b6 3-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cordova J. Witasick 3% 85% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
b6 3-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN T. Steinbach J. Witasick 2% 87% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b6 3-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Latham J. Witasick 1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Twins 3.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-3, Twins' Travis Miller facing 4-5-6
Travis Miller replaces Hector Carrasco pitching
t7 6-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK M. Stairs T. Miller -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t7 6-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK M. Blowers T. Miller -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t7 6-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK B. Grieve T. Miller -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-6, Athletics' Jay Witasick facing 1-2-3
Jason McDonald replaces Ben Grieve playing RF batting 6th
b7 3-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Meares J. Witasick 3% 89% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b7 3-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN M. Lawton J. Witasick 2% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 3-6 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN P. Molitor J. Witasick -2% 88% Double to SS (Ground Ball)
Mark Holzemer replaces Jay Witasick pitching
Alex Ochoa pinch hits for David Ortiz (1B) batting 4th
b7 3-6 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R MIN A. Ochoa M. Holzemer -8% 81% Single to SS (Line Drive); Molitor Scores
Tim Worrell replaces Mark Holzemer pitching
b7 4-6 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN R. Coomer T. Worrell 4% 85% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Twins 4.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-4, Twins' Travis Miller facing 7-8-9
Ron Coomer moves from 3B to 1B
Denny Hocking replaces Alex Ochoa (PH) playing 3B batting 4th
t8 6-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  OAK S. Spiezio T. Miller 2% 87% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 6-4 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  O OAK M. Tejada T. Miller -2% 85% Strikeout Swinging
t8 6-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK A. Hinch T. Miller -2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t8 6-4 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK R. Henderson T. Miller -2% 81% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-6, Athletics' Tim Worrell facing 6-7-8
b8 4-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Walker T. Worrell 5% 86% Flyball: RF
b8 4-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Cordova T. Worrell 3% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 4-6 2 --- 3,(2-0)  R MIN T. Steinbach T. Worrell -11% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
Corey Koskie pinch hits for Chris Latham (CF) batting 9th
b8 5-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN C. Koskie T. Worrell -4% 75% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Billy Taylor replaces Tim Worrell pitching
Brent Gates pinch hits for Pat Meares (SS) batting 1st
b8 5-6 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Gates B. Taylor 7% 82% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Twins 5.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-5, Twins' Travis Miller facing 2-3-4
Brent Gates moves from PH to 1B
Corey Koskie moves from PH to 3B
Denny Hocking moves from 3B to SS
Matt Lawton moves from RF to CF
Ron Coomer moves from 1B to RF
t9 6-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK R. Christenson T. Miller -2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t9 6-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK J. Giambi T. Miller 2% 82% Walk
t9 6-5 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO OAK M. Stairs T. Miller -5% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-6, Athletics' Billy Taylor facing 2-3-4
b9 5-6 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN M. Lawton B. Taylor 10% 87% Flyball: RF
b9 5-6 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O MIN P. Molitor B. Taylor 7% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
A.J. Pierzynski pinch hits for Denny Hocking (SS) batting 4th
b9 5-6 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN A. Pierzynski B. Taylor -6% 89% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b9 5-6 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O MIN R. Coomer B. Taylor 11% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Twins 5.

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