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BAL
@BOS
3
8
CHW
@KCR
3
0
CLE
@MIN
4
5
TBD
@NYY
1
6
ANA
@OAK
2
7
TEX
@SEA
4
15
DET
@TOR
7
5
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@ARI
3
6
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@ATL
5
6
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@CIN
1
4
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@COL
8
6
CHC
@HOU
2
6
MIL
@LAD
2
3
MON
@STL
5
6
Friday, September 25, 1998, 7:05
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 11,940, Time of Game: 2:58
Indians
4
88-72
 Lost 5 
1st
at Twins
5
69-91
 Won 3 
4th, 19 GB
W: Rick Aguilera (4-9)
L: Paul Shuey (5-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   1  0  1   1  0  1    4  6  1
Twins           1  3  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    5 11  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .281 .370 .413 .784 17 12 -0.062 1.19 0.044 -0.107 -0.2 2 2 2B
Omar Vizquel SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .283 .353 .362 .715 21 12 -0.096 1.00 0.000 -0.096 -0.8 1 3
Jim Thome DH-1B 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 .296 .415 .589 1.005 19 9 -0.002 0.69 0.038 -0.040 0.2 0 0 HBP
Manny Ramirez RF 3 0 1 2 0 0 4 .295 .378 .601 .979 18 10 -0.031 1.54 0.086 -0.117 0.6 3 0 2B,SF
Richie Sexson 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .312 .346 .594 .940 5 4 -0.083 0.96 0.000 -0.083 -0.8 8 0
   David Justice PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .278 .363 .470 .833 5 2 0.227 2.25 0.227 0.000 0.7 3B
   Jeff Branson 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .223 .293 .516 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mark Whiten LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .284 .374 .423 .797 11 6 0.136 1.92 0.173 -0.037 0.8 4 0
Enrique Wilson 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .333 .359 .471 .830 17 10 -0.107 1.09 0.000 -0.107 -0.9 1 0
   Brian Giles PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .273 .402 .469 .872 1 1 0.039 5.62 0.039 0.000 0.0 SF
   Paul Shuey P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Einar Diaz C 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .229 .273 .375 .648 10 8 -0.075 1.27 0.013 -0.088 -0.2 7 1 SF
Joey Cora 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .274 .355 .370 .724 12 8 -0.053 0.63 0.000 -0.053 -0.5 0 3
Dwight Gooden P 0 1
   Jim Poole P 0 0
   Steve Reed P 0 0
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0
Team Totals 30 4 6 4 1 4 35 .200 .229 .333 .562 136 82 -0.107 1.36 0.620 -0.728 -1.1 26 10
2B: K Lofton (31, off B Sampson); M Ramirez (34, off B Sampson).
3B: D Justice (2, off R Aguilera).
SF: M Ramirez (10, off B Sampson); E Diaz (3, off B Sampson); B Giles (3, off R Aguilera).
HBP: J Thome (4, by B Sampson).
TB: D Justice 3; K Lofton 2; M Ramirez 2; J Thome; E Diaz; M Whiten.
RBI: M Ramirez 2 (143); E Diaz (9); B Giles (66).
2-out RBI: M Ramirez.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. K Lofton-O Vizquel-J Cora-R Sexson; R Sexson.
E: M Ramirez (7).
Outfield Assists: K Lofton (C Latham at home plate); K Lofton (C Koskie at 1st base).

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 2 2 0 1 0 5 .297 .362 .345 .707 13 8 0.071 0.86 0.105 -0.035 0.4 6 0 3B
Todd Walker 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .313 .368 .463 .831 22 12 -0.048 0.80 0.052 -0.101 -0.4 0 0
   Brent Gates 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .251 .325 .323 .649 4 2 0.184 2.98 0.184 0.000 0.7 0 3
Matt Lawton RF 3 1 2 1 2 0 5 .275 .384 .475 .860 15 5 0.099 1.22 0.138 -0.039 0.9 3 0 HR,2B,IW
Paul Molitor DH 3 0 0 0 2 1 5 .279 .333 .382 .715 22 12 -0.191 1.56 0.026 -0.217 -0.9
Doug Mientkiewicz 1B 3 0 0 1 2 1 5 .217 .333 .261 .594 23 10 0.316 1.67 0.356 -0.039 0.7 11 0
Corey Koskie 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .138 .194 .241 .435 12 8 -0.011 0.60 0.030 -0.041 -0.0 1 0
Denny Hocking SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .195 .251 .274 .525 9 7 -0.046 0.61 0.036 -0.082 -1.2 2 3 2B
Chris Latham LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .140 .253 .151 .404 10 8 0.082 0.69 0.120 -0.039 0.9 1 0 2B
A.J. Pierzynski C 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 .300 .385 .300 .685 9 3 -0.001 0.67 0.022 -0.023 -0.1 3 1 SF
   David Ortiz PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .277 .373 .449 .822 7 5 -0.062 2.32 0.000 -0.062 -0.3
Benj Sampson P 0 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
   Rick Aguilera P 0 0
Team Totals 32 5 11 5 8 6 41 .344 .463 .594 1.057 146 80 0.393 1.09 1.069 -0.678 0.7 27 7
2B: D Hocking (4, off D Gooden); C Latham (1, off D Gooden); M Lawton (35, off J Poole).
3B: O Nixon (6, off D Gooden).
HR: M Lawton (21, off D Gooden, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
SF: A Pierzynski (1, off D Gooden).
IBB: M Lawton (6, by P Shuey).
TB: M Lawton 6; O Nixon 4; C Latham 3; D Hocking 2; C Koskie; T Walker; B Gates; A Pierzynski.
RBI: A Pierzynski (1); D Mientkiewicz (2); M Lawton (74); T Walker (59); C Latham (4).
2-out RBI: M Lawton; T Walker; D Mientkiewicz.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 7.

Cleveland Indians

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
Dwight Gooden 5.2 7 4 4 4 3 1 3.76 26 87 47 29 4 14 8 11 3 0 38 -0.154 0.54 -0.9
Jim Poole 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 5.08 4 14 9 4 1 4 0 3 1 0 1 0 0.039 0.67 0.6
Steve Reed 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.18 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.034 1.16 0.4
Paul Assenmacher 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.26 4 12 8 4 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.037 0.86 0.6
Paul Shuey, L (5-4) 0.2 1 1 1 3 2 0 3.04 6 31 14 8 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.349 3.99 -1.2
Team Totals 8.2 11 5 5 8 6 1 5.19 41 146 80 46 9 25 11 16 4 0 38 2 0 -0.393 1.09 -0.7

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
Benj Sampson 7 5 3 3 0 4 0 1.56 27 100 62 40 4 18 6 16 2 0 59 0.149 0.95 1.0
Eddie Guardado, H (15) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.57 3 20 12 7 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.129 1.62 0.6
Rick Aguilera, BS (11), W (4-9) 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.24 5 16 8 4 1 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 -0.171 3.53 -0.4
Team Totals 9 6 4 4 1 4 0 4.00 35 136 82 51 7 24 9 20 3 0 59 0 0 0.107 1.36 1.1
Balks: None.
WP: B Sampson 2 (2).
HBP: B Sampson (1; J Thome).
IBB: P Shuey (5; M Lawton).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Drew Coble, 1B - Dale Ford, 2B - Ted Hendry, 3B - Larry Young.
Time of Game: 2:58.
Attendance: 11,940.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Minnesota Twins
1 Kenny Lofton CF 1 Otis Nixon CF
2 Omar Vizquel SS 2 Todd Walker 2B
3 Jim Thome DH 3 Matt Lawton RF
4 Manny Ramirez RF 4 Paul Molitor DH
5 Richie Sexson 1B 5 Doug Mientkiewicz 1B
6 Mark Whiten LF 6 Corey Koskie 3B
7 Enrique Wilson 3B 7 Denny Hocking SS
8 Einar Diaz C 8 Chris Latham LF
9 Joey Cora 2B 9 A.J. Pierzynski C
Dwight Gooden P Benj Sampson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 4-4 2 123 6,(3-2)  R MIN D. Mientkiewicz P. Shuey 33% 100% Walk; Nixon Scores; Gates to 3B; Lawton to 2B
t9 3-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE D. Justice R. Aguilera -23% 67% Triple to CF (Line Drive)
b9 4-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN B. Gates P. Shuey 18% 83% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Nixon to 3B
b9 4-4 1 123 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Molitor P. Shuey -17% 67% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-0 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  R MIN C. Latham D. Gooden 11% 77% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Hocking Scores; Latham to 3B/Adv on E9 (throw)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Benj Sampson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE K. Lofton B. Sampson 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel B. Sampson 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE J. Thome B. Sampson 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Dwight Gooden facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN O. Nixon D. Gooden 3% 58% Single to P (Bunt)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO MIN T. Walker D. Gooden -7% 51% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R MIN M. Lawton D. Gooden 10% 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b1 1-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  MIN P. Molitor D. Gooden 1% 62% Walk
b1 1-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O MIN D. Mientkiewicz D. Gooden -2% 60% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Benj Sampson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE M. Ramirez B. Sampson 3% 62% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE R. Sexson B. Sampson 2% 64% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE M. Whiten B. Sampson 1% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Dwight Gooden facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O MIN C. Koskie D. Gooden -2% 63% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b2 1-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN D. Hocking D. Gooden 4% 67% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b2 1-0 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  R MIN C. Latham D. Gooden 11% 77% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Hocking Scores; Latham to 3B/Adv on E9 (throw)
b2 2-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  RO MIN A. Pierzynski D. Gooden 2% 79% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Latham Scores
b2 3-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN O. Nixon D. Gooden 2% 80% Triple to RF (Ground Ball)
b2 3-0 2 --3 7,(3-2)  R MIN T. Walker D. Gooden 5% 86% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Nixon Scores
b2 4-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O MIN M. Lawton D. Gooden -1% 84% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 4.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Benj Sampson facing 7-8-9
t3 0-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE E. Wilson B. Sampson 2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE E. Diaz B. Sampson 1% 88% Flyball: CF
t3 0-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE J. Cora B. Sampson 1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-0, Indians' Dwight Gooden facing 4-5-6
b3 4-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN P. Molitor D. Gooden -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 4-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Mientkiewicz D. Gooden -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 4-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN C. Koskie D. Gooden -0% 86% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 4.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Benj Sampson facing 1-2-3
t4 0-4 0 --- 3,(2-0)  CLE K. Lofton B. Sampson -4% 82% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t4 0-4 0 -2- 8,(3-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel B. Sampson 2% 84% Flyball: RF; Lofton to 3B
t4 0-4 1 --3 5,(3-1)  CLE J. Thome B. Sampson -2% 81% Hit By Pitch
t4 0-4 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  RO CLE M. Ramirez B. Sampson 1% 83% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Lofton Scores
t4 1-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE R. Sexson B. Sampson 2% 85% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-1, Indians' Dwight Gooden facing 7-8-9
b4 4-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Hocking D. Gooden -1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b4 4-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN C. Latham D. Gooden -1% 83% Strikeout Looking
b4 4-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN A. Pierzynski D. Gooden 1% 84% Walk
b4 4-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN O. Nixon D. Gooden -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Twins 4.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Benj Sampson facing 6-7-8
t5 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Whiten B. Sampson 3% 85% Flyball: LF
t5 1-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE E. Wilson B. Sampson 2% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
t5 1-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE E. Diaz B. Sampson -1% 85% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
t5 1-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE J. Cora B. Sampson 2% 87% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-1, Indians' Dwight Gooden facing 2-3-4
b5 4-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN T. Walker D. Gooden -1% 86% Flyball: LF
b5 4-1 1 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Lawton D. Gooden 1% 87% Walk
b5 4-1 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN P. Molitor D. Gooden 2% 89% Walk; Lawton to 2B
b5 4-1 1 12- 5,(1-2)  O MIN D. Mientkiewicz D. Gooden -3% 86% Baserunner Out Advancing; Lawton out at 3B/C-3B
b5 4-1 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O MIN D. Mientkiewicz D. Gooden -1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Twins 4.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Benj Sampson facing 1-2-3
t6 1-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE K. Lofton B. Sampson 3% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE O. Vizquel B. Sampson 2% 89% Flyball: CF
t6 1-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE J. Thome B. Sampson -1% 88% Single to SS (Fly Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t6 1-4 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  R CLE M. Ramirez B. Sampson -9% 79% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Thome Scores
t6 2-4 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CLE R. Sexson B. Sampson 4% 84% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Dwight Gooden facing 6-7-8
b6 4-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Koskie D. Gooden -2% 82% Foul Flyball: LF (Short LF Foul)
b6 4-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Hocking D. Gooden -1% 81% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b6 4-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN C. Latham D. Gooden 2% 82% Double to 1B (Ground Ball)
Jim Poole replaces Dwight Gooden pitching
b6 4-2 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O MIN A. Pierzynski J. Poole -2% 80% Single to CF (Line Drive); Latham out at Hm/CF-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Twins 4.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Benj Sampson facing 6-7-8
t7 2-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE M. Whiten B. Sampson -6% 74% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t7 2-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  CLE E. Wilson B. Sampson -3% 72% Wild Pitch; Whiten to 2B
t7 2-4 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  CLE E. Wilson B. Sampson -3% 68% Wild Pitch; Whiten to 3B
t7 2-4 0 --3 8,(3-2)  O CLE E. Wilson B. Sampson 7% 75% Foul Popfly: 1B
t7 2-4 1 --3 3,(0-2)  RO CLE E. Diaz B. Sampson 0% 76% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Whiten Scores
t7 3-4 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE J. Cora B. Sampson 2% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-3, Indians' Jim Poole facing 1-2-3
b7 4-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN O. Nixon J. Poole -2% 76% Flyball: LF
b7 4-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN T. Walker J. Poole -2% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN M. Lawton J. Poole 2% 76% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
Steve Reed replaces Jim Poole pitching
b7 4-3 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O MIN P. Molitor S. Reed -3% 73% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Twins 4.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-4, Twins' Eddie Guardado facing 1-2-3
Eddie Guardado replaces Benj Sampson pitching
Brent Gates replaces Todd Walker playing 2B batting 2nd
t8 3-4 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O CLE K. Lofton E. Guardado 6% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel E. Guardado 4% 83% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t8 3-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE J. Thome E. Guardado 3% 86% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-3, Indians' Paul Assenmacher facing 5-6-7
Paul Assenmacher replaces Steve Reed pitching
b8 4-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN D. Mientkiewicz P. Assenmacher 2% 88% Walk
b8 4-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN C. Koskie P. Assenmacher 3% 91% Single to P (Bunt to Weak 1B); Mientkiewicz to 2B
b8 4-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO MIN D. Hocking P. Assenmacher -6% 85% Fly Ball Double Play: CF-SS-2B-1B; Mientkiewicz to 3B
b8 4-3 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O MIN C. Latham P. Assenmacher -3% 82% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Twins 4.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-4, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 4-5-6
Rick Aguilera replaces Eddie Guardado pitching
t9 3-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE M. Ramirez R. Aguilera 8% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
David Justice pinch hits for Richie Sexson (1B) batting 5th
t9 3-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE D. Justice R. Aguilera -23% 67% Triple to CF (Line Drive)
t9 3-4 1 --3 6,(3-2)  CLE M. Whiten R. Aguilera -5% 62% Walk
Brian Giles pinch hits for Enrique Wilson (3B) batting 7th
t9 3-4 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO CLE B. Giles R. Aguilera -4% 58% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Justice Scores
t9 4-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE E. Diaz R. Aguilera 7% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Tied 4-4, Indians' Paul Shuey facing 9-1-2
Paul Shuey replaces Brian Giles (PH) pitching and batting 7th
Jim Thome moves from DH to 1B (team loses DH)
Jeff Branson replaces David Justice (PH) playing 3B batting 5th
David Ortiz pinch hits for A.J. Pierzynski (C) batting 9th
b9 4-4 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz P. Shuey -6% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN O. Nixon P. Shuey 6% 65% Walk
b9 4-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN B. Gates P. Shuey 18% 83% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Nixon to 3B
b9 4-4 1 1-3 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Lawton P. Shuey 1% 84% Intentional Walk; Gates to 2B
b9 4-4 1 123 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Molitor P. Shuey -17% 67% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-4 2 123 6,(3-2)  R MIN D. Mientkiewicz P. Shuey 33% 100% Walk; Nixon Scores; Gates to 3B; Lawton to 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 4, Twins 5.

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  • 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
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