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@LAA
7
10
DET
@CLE
5
6
 
(11)
CHW
@KCR
11
3
TEX
@MIN
4
5
BAL
@NYY
5
8
SEA
@OAK
4
0
BOS
@TOR
1
6
SFG
@ARI
8
5
FLA
@ATL
6
11
CIN
@CHC
6
7
MIL
@HOU
6
0
PIT
@SDP
0
3
PHI
@STL
13
11
NYM
@WSN
4
12
Monday, September 17, 2007, 7:10PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 14,197, Time of Game: 3:12
Rangers
4
70-80
 Lost 1 
4th, 18 GB
at Twins
5
73-77
 Won 1 
3rd, 15 GB
W: Joe Nathan (4-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  1   0  0  0   2  0  1    4  7  2
Twins           0  1  0   0  0  1   0  1  2    5  8  2
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank Catalanotto DH 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .268 .348 .454 .802 18 13 -0.133 0.96 0.000 -0.133 -1.3
David Murphy CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .364 .402 .610 1.013 27 17 -0.146 1.08 0.000 -0.146 -1.3 2 0
Michael Young SS 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .312 .365 .417 .782 24 16 0.065 0.90 0.114 -0.049 0.6 1 4
Marlon Byrd RF-LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .305 .353 .454 .806 14 13 -0.048 0.77 0.019 -0.067 -0.5 2 1
Jason Botts LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .234 .336 .352 .687 19 8 -0.075 0.94 0.013 -0.088 -0.6 3 0
   Nelson Cruz PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .274 .351 .626 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Brad Wilkerson 1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .237 .321 .480 .801 19 12 0.099 1.37 0.136 -0.037 0.5 7 0 SB
Guillermo Quiroz C 4 1 2 1 0 2 4 .500 .571 .667 1.238 22 14 0.136 1.26 0.195 -0.059 0.6 9 0
Ramon Vazquez 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .236 .309 .384 .693 9 6 0.098 1.32 0.152 -0.055 0.5 1 1
   Ian Kinsler PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267 .353 .453 .806 5 4 -0.060 2.34 0.000 -0.060 -0.2 0 0
Travis Metcalf 3B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .246 .291 .423 .714 15 11 0.376 1.25 0.445 -0.069 1.0 1 2 HR,2B
Edinson Volquez P 0 0
   Bill White P 0 0
   C.J. Wilson P 0 1
   Joaquin Benoit P 0 0
Team Totals 36 4 7 3 2 12 38 .194 .237 .306 .542 172 114 0.312 1.12 1.074 -0.763 -0.7 26 9
2B: T Metcalf (12, off K Slowey).
HR: T Metcalf (3, off J Nathan, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
TB: T Metcalf 6; G Quiroz 2; M Byrd; M Young; B Wilkerson.
RBI: G Quiroz (2); M Young (84); T Metcalf (16).
2-out RBI: M Young.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Byrd-B Wilkerson; R Vazquez-M Young-B Wilkerson.
E: I Kinsler (15); G Quiroz (1).
Outfield Assists: M Byrd (L Ford at 1st base).
Baserunning
SB: B Wilkerson (4, 2nd base off J Rincon/J Mauer).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jason Bartlett SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .272 .344 .369 .713 22 12 0.532 1.90 0.573 -0.040 1.5 3 3
Jason Kubel DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .264 .326 .428 .754 12 7 -0.157 1.17 0.014 -0.170 -1.2 GDP
   Luis Rodriguez PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .225 .277 .317 .594 2 1 -0.043 3.90 0.000 -0.043 -0.2 SH
Joe Mauer C 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .290 .382 .420 .802 19 12 0.040 1.53 0.163 -0.122 0.3 13 0 HR
Torii Hunter CF 3 1 1 1 0 1 4 .290 .335 .519 .854 10 6 0.395 1.79 0.445 -0.049 1.9 1 0 2·SB,HBP
Justin Morneau 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .275 .342 .505 .847 15 10 -0.151 1.44 0.000 -0.151 -1.0 3 1
Michael Cuddyer RF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .273 .354 .428 .782 25 13 0.474 1.43 0.486 -0.011 1.4 1 0 HR,SB
Garrett Jones LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .158 .213 .211 .424 6 3 -0.081 1.11 0.000 -0.081 -0.8 2 0
   Lew Ford PH-LF 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 .232 .312 .366 .678 15 7 0.149 2.10 0.149 0.000 0.8 0 0
Brian Buscher 3B 3 0 0 0 0 3 4 .273 .359 .382 .741 17 11 -0.149 2.15 0.000 -0.149 -1.2 2 1 SH
Nick Punto 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .205 .290 .262 .552 14 9 -0.199 1.90 0.032 -0.232 -0.9 1 0
Kevin Slowey P 0 0
   Juan Rincon P 1 0
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
Team Totals 31 5 8 3 3 9 37 .258 .343 .452 .794 157 91 0.810 1.74 1.862 -1.048 0.5 27 5
HR: J Mauer (6, off E Volquez, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF); M Cuddyer (14, off J Benoit, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: L Rodriguez (2, off C Wilson); B Buscher (1, off J Benoit).
HBP: T Hunter (5, by E Volquez).
TB: M Cuddyer 5; J Mauer 4; J Bartlett 2; T Hunter; J Kubel; N Punto.
GIDP: J Kubel (8).
RBI: J Mauer (55); M Cuddyer (74); T Hunter (102).
2-out RBI: T Hunter.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
E: J Bartlett (26); J Rincon (1).
Baserunning
SB: M Cuddyer (4, 2nd base off E Volquez/G Quiroz); T Hunter 2 (17, 2nd base off C Wilson/G Quiroz, 3rd base off E Volquez/G Quiroz).

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
Edinson Volquez 6 5 2 1 1 6 1 3.52 24 105 59 32 5 22 7 9 1 0 61 0.060 1.03 1.1
Bill White, H (2) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.06 3 15 8 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.110 2.51 0.5
C.J. Wilson, BS (2) 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 3.14 5 15 10 6 2 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 -0.188 3.10 -0.5
Joaquin Benoit, BS (5), L (7-4) 0.2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2.65 5 22 14 9 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 -0.792 3.20 -1.7
Team Totals 8.2 8 5 3 3 9 2 3.12 37 157 91 53 11 27 11 13 2 0 61 0 0 -0.810 1.74 -0.5

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
Kevin Slowey 6 4 1 1 0 7 0 5.00 23 105 74 38 10 26 4 12 3 0 67 0.251 0.91 2.1
Juan Rincon, BS (2) 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 5.46 6 22 15 10 2 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 -0.323 1.87 -1.5
Matt Guerrier 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 2.26 5 26 13 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.055 0.96 0.5
Joe Nathan, W (4-2) 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 2.07 4 19 12 3 4 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.293 1.27 -0.5
Team Totals 9 7 4 3 2 12 1 3.00 38 172 114 54 21 39 10 14 3 0 67 0 0 -0.310 1.12 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: E Volquez (2; T Hunter).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Hirschbeck, 1B - Jeff Nelson, 2B - Mike DiMuro, 3B - Bill Welke.
Time of Game: 3:12.
Attendance: 14,197.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 69° F, Wind 0mph.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 3-4 0 --- 7,(2-2)  R MIN M. Cuddyer J. Benoit 43% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b9 4-4 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R MIN J. Bartlett J. Benoit 39% 100% Reached on E4 (Pop Fly to Deep 2B); Ford Scores/No RBI/unER
t9 3-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  R TEX T. Metcalf J. Nathan -38% 18% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b8 2-3 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R MIN T. Hunter C. Wilson 27% 55% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Bartlett Scores
t7 1-2 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  R TEX G. Quiroz J. Rincon -18% 39% Single to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line); Wilkerson Scores; Quiroz to 2B/Adv on throw

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' Kevin Slowey facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O TEX F. Catalanotto K. Slowey 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O TEX D. Murphy K. Slowey 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 9,(3-2)  TEX M. Young K. Slowey -1% 53% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O TEX M. Byrd K. Slowey 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Edinson Volquez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Bartlett E. Volquez -2% 53% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Kubel E. Volquez -2% 51% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Mauer E. Volquez -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX J. Botts K. Slowey 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-0 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O TEX B. Wilkerson K. Slowey 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  TEX G. Quiroz K. Slowey -1% 53% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX R. Vazquez K. Slowey 2% 55% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Edinson Volquez facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Hunter E. Volquez 4% 59% Hit By Pitch
b2 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morneau E. Volquez -3% 55% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Cuddyer E. Volquez 4% 59% Walk; Hunter to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R MIN G. Jones E. Volquez 11% 70% Hunter Steals 3B; Cuddyer Steals 2B; Hunter Scores/Adv on E2 (throw)/unER; Cuddyer to 3B
b2 1-0 1 --3 3,(1-1)  O MIN G. Jones E. Volquez -5% 64% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b2 1-0 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Buscher E. Volquez -3% 61% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX T. Metcalf K. Slowey -7% 54% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t3 0-1 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O TEX F. Catalanotto K. Slowey 5% 59% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t3 0-1 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O TEX D. Murphy K. Slowey 4% 63% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
t3 0-1 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  R TEX M. Young K. Slowey -10% 53% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Metcalf Scores
t3 1-1 2 1-- 7,(1-2)  O TEX M. Byrd K. Slowey 3% 56% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Edinson Volquez facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto E. Volquez -3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Bartlett E. Volquez -2% 51% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b3 1-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN J. Kubel E. Volquez 1% 53% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b3 1-1 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  O MIN J. Mauer E. Volquez -3% 50% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 1.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 5-6-7
t4 1-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX J. Botts K. Slowey 3% 53% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
t4 1-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O TEX B. Wilkerson K. Slowey 2% 55% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t4 1-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX G. Quiroz K. Slowey 1% 56% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Edinson Volquez facing 4-5-6
b4 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Hunter E. Volquez -3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 1-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morneau E. Volquez -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b4 1-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN M. Cuddyer E. Volquez 1% 53% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
b4 1-1 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O MIN G. Jones E. Volquez -3% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 1.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 8-9-1
t5 1-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX R. Vazquez K. Slowey 3% 53% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t5 1-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX T. Metcalf K. Slowey 2% 55% Flyball: CF
t5 1-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX F. Catalanotto K. Slowey 1% 57% Popfly: SS (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Edinson Volquez facing 8-9-1
b5 1-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Buscher E. Volquez -3% 54% Strikeout Looking
b5 1-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN N. Punto E. Volquez 3% 57% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 3B)
b5 1-1 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  MIN J. Bartlett E. Volquez 9% 65% Single to RF (Line Drive); Punto to 3B
b5 1-1 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  OO MIN J. Kubel E. Volquez -15% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 1.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 2-3-4
t6 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX D. Murphy K. Slowey 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t6 1-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX M. Young K. Slowey 2% 56% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  TEX M. Byrd K. Slowey -2% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t6 1-1 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O TEX J. Botts K. Slowey 4% 58% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Edinson Volquez facing 3-4-5
b6 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R MIN J. Mauer E. Volquez 16% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b6 2-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN T. Hunter E. Volquez -2% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Morneau E. Volquez -2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b6 2-1 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer E. Volquez -1% 69% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Juan Rincon facing 6-7-8
Juan Rincon replaces Kevin Slowey pitching
t7 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX B. Wilkerson J. Rincon -7% 62% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to P's Right)
t7 1-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  TEX G. Quiroz J. Rincon -5% 57% Wilkerson Steals 2B
t7 1-2 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  R TEX G. Quiroz J. Rincon -18% 39% Single to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line); Wilkerson Scores; Quiroz to 2B/Adv on throw
t7 2-2 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  R TEX R. Vazquez J. Rincon -15% 24% Fielder's Choice P/Bunt; Quiroz Scores/Adv on E1 (throw)/No RBI/unER; Vazquez to 2B
t7 3-2 0 -2- 4,(0-2)  O TEX T. Metcalf J. Rincon 5% 29% Foul Bunt Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t7 3-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O TEX F. Catalanotto J. Rincon 3% 32% Groundout: 1B-P; Vazquez to 3B
t7 3-2 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O TEX D. Murphy J. Rincon 5% 37% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Rangers' Bill White facing 7-8-9
Bill White replaces Edinson Volquez pitching
Lew Ford pinch hits for Garrett Jones (LF) batting 7th
b7 2-3 0 --- 8,(3-2)  MIN L. Ford B. White 8% 44% Walk
b7 2-3 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Buscher B. White -7% 37% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO MIN N. Punto B. White -11% 26% Fly Ball Double Play: RF (Short RF); Ford out at 1B/RF-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Twins 2.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Twins' Matt Guerrier facing 3-4-5
Matt Guerrier replaces Juan Rincon pitching
Lew Ford moves from PH to LF
t8 3-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX M. Young M. Guerrier 2% 28% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX M. Byrd M. Guerrier 2% 30% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX J. Botts M. Guerrier -1% 29% Walk
Nelson Cruz pinch runs for Jason Botts (LF) batting 5th
t8 3-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  TEX B. Wilkerson M. Guerrier -2% 27% Walk; Cruz to 2B
t8 3-2 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O TEX G. Quiroz M. Guerrier 5% 31% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 3, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Rangers' C.J. Wilson facing 1-2-3
C.J. Wilson replaces Bill White pitching
Marlon Byrd moves from RF to LF
Nelson Cruz moves from PR to RF
b8 2-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Bartlett C. Wilson 10% 41% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
Luis Rodriguez pinch hits for Jason Kubel (DH) batting 2nd
b8 2-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN L. Rodriguez C. Wilson -4% 37% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Bartlett to 2B
b8 2-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Mauer C. Wilson -9% 28% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B); Bartlett to 3B
b8 2-3 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R MIN T. Hunter C. Wilson 27% 55% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Bartlett Scores
b8 3-3 2 1-- 2,(0-2)  MIN J. Morneau C. Wilson 3% 58% Hunter Steals 2B
b8 3-3 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Morneau C. Wilson -8% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Twins 3.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Tied 3-3, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 8-9-1
Joe Nathan replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
Ian Kinsler pinch hits for Ramon Vazquez (2B) batting 8th
t9 3-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O TEX I. Kinsler J. Nathan 6% 56% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  R TEX T. Metcalf J. Nathan -38% 18% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t9 4-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX F. Catalanotto J. Nathan 1% 20% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 4-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX D. Murphy J. Nathan 1% 21% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-4, Rangers' Joaquin Benoit facing 6-7-8
Joaquin Benoit replaces C.J. Wilson pitching
Ian Kinsler moves from PH to 2B
b9 3-4 0 --- 7,(2-2)  R MIN M. Cuddyer J. Benoit 43% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b9 4-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN L. Ford J. Benoit 7% 72% Walk
b9 4-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Buscher J. Benoit -1% 70% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice (Weak 3B); Ford to 2B
b9 4-4 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. Benoit -9% 61% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-4 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R MIN J. Bartlett J. Benoit 39% 100% Reached on E4 (Pop Fly to Deep 2B); Ford Scores/No RBI/unER
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Twins 5.

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  • 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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