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Sunday, May 11, 2008, 7:11PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 26,511, Time of Game: 3:04
Red Sox
8
24-16
 Lost 1 
1st
at Twins
9
19-17
 Won 1 
1st
L: Tim Wakefield (3-2)
S: Joe Nathan (12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  1   3  0  0   2  0  2    8 15  1
Twins           0  5  2   1  0  0   1  0  X    9 10  1

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jacoby Ellsbury LF 4 1 0 0 0 0 .268 .762 9 8 -0.095 1.10 0.023 -0.118 -1.0 3 0 HBP
Dustin Pedroia 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .305 .752 18 12 -0.012 0.95 0.068 -0.080 0.2 1 1 HBP,GDP
David Ortiz DH 4 0 2 0 1 1 .241 .780 18 9 0.064 0.95 0.104 -0.039 0.7
Kevin Youkilis 1B 5 1 2 1 0 1 .322 .996 15 12 -0.028 1.22 0.084 -0.111 -0.2 8 1
Mike Lowell 3B 4 1 1 1 0 2 .279 .788 29 20 -0.058 1.29 0.054 -0.112 -0.5 0 2 SF
J.D. Drew RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 .284 .805 12 9 0.076 1.05 0.152 -0.076 0.4 2 0 2B
Coco Crisp CF 5 2 2 3 0 0 .317 .813 18 13 -0.036 1.44 0.147 -0.183 2.4 3 0 HR,3B,SB
Kevin Cash C 4 1 2 1 0 1 .375 .910 12 8 0.015 0.44 0.035 -0.020 0.4 4 0
   Manny Ramirez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .911 3 2 -0.113 3.94 0.000 -0.113 -0.3
Alex Cora SS 4 0 3 0 0 0 .857 1.889 11 8 0.097 0.82 0.121 -0.024 1.4 2 4 2B
Tim Wakefield P 0 0
   Julian Tavarez P 1 1
   David Aardsma P 0 0
   Mike Timlin P 0 0
   Javier Lopez P 0 0
Team Totals 40 8 15 7 1 5 .375 .959 145 101 -0.090 1.12 0.788 -0.876 3.4 24 9
2B: A Cora (1, off N Blackburn); J Drew (5, off J Nathan).
3B: C Crisp (1, off N Blackburn).
HR: C Crisp (2, off M Guerrier; 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: M Lowell (1, off N Blackburn).
HBP: D Pedroia (1, by N Blackburn); J Ellsbury (3, by N Blackburn).
TB: C Crisp 7; A Cora 4; J Drew 3; K Cash 2; D Ortiz 2; K Youkilis 2; M Lowell; D Pedroia.
GIDP: D Pedroia (5).
RBI: C Crisp 3 (10); M Lowell (9); J Drew (17); K Youkilis (30); K Cash (5).
2-out RBI: C Crisp 2; K Youkilis.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Cora-K Youkilis.
PB: K Cash 2 (6).
E: M Lowell (2).
Baserunning
SB: C Crisp (6, 2nd base off J Nathan/J Mauer).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Carlos Gomez CF 5 0 1 0 0 2 .269 .696 18 11 -0.028 0.33 0.011 -0.039 -0.4 2 0 SB
Matt Tolbert 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 .274 .668 24 17 -0.039 0.30 0.000 -0.039 -1.1 2 4
Joe Mauer C 4 1 1 0 1 0 .330 .835 20 10 -0.011 0.22 0.010 -0.021 -0.1 5 0
Justin Morneau 1B 3 2 3 0 1 0 .286 .810 12 6 0.077 0.45 0.077 0.000 1.7 10 1
Michael Cuddyer RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 .264 .696 17 7 0.086 0.80 0.114 -0.028 0.1 1 0 2B,GDP
Craig Monroe DH 4 2 2 4 0 0 .284 .852 19 11 0.219 0.89 0.231 -0.012 3.1 2·HR
Delmon Young LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 .265 .612 13 8 -0.034 0.52 0.006 -0.039 -1.0 2 0
Mike Lamb 3B 3 1 1 2 1 0 .238 .556 19 11 0.060 0.35 0.070 -0.010 1.5 2 2
Adam Everett SS 4 1 1 2 0 0 .200 .571 13 7 0.080 0.26 0.091 -0.011 1.2 1 4 HR
Nick Blackburn P 1 0
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
   Dennys Reyes P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 1 1
Team Totals 34 9 10 8 5 4 .294 .973 155 88 0.410 0.45 0.610 -0.199 4.9 27 12
2B: M Cuddyer (5, off T Wakefield).
HR: A Everett (1, off T Wakefield; 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF); C Monroe 2 (4, 1 off T Wakefield, 1 off M Timlin; 2nd inn, 2 on, 0 outs to LF; 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: C Monroe 8; A Everett 4; J Morneau 3; M Cuddyer 2; C Gomez; M Lamb; J Mauer.
GIDP: M Cuddyer (4).
RBI: C Monroe 4 (13); M Lamb 2 (15); A Everett 2 (4).
2-out RBI: M Lamb 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Everett-M Tolbert-J Morneau.
E: M Tolbert (3).
Baserunning
SB: C Gomez (16, 2nd base off T Wakefield/K Cash).

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
Tim Wakefield, L (3-2) 2.2 7 7 6 2 2 2 4.25 17 74 42 29 6 7 5 8 2 0 18 -0.366 0.58 -5.7
Julian Tavarez 1.1 1 1 0 2 1 0 6.39 8 30 12 7 3 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 -0.032 0.56 -0.3
David Aardsma 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.33 7 27 18 12 2 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 0.023 0.20 1.0
Mike Timlin 1.2 1 1 1 0 0 1 10.00 6 17 12 9 1 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 -0.036 0.19 -0.1
Javier Lopez 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 1 7 4 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.002 0.06 0.1
Team Totals 8 10 9 7 5 4 3 7.88 39 155 88 60 12 16 13 17 3 0 18 1 0 -0.409 0.45 -4.9

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
Nick Blackburn, W (3-2) 6 9 4 4 1 5 0 3.93 30 93 62 38 6 18 11 11 5 0 42 0.066 0.98 -0.9
Matt Guerrier 1 2 2 2 0 0 1 3.86 5 16 11 6 1 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 -0.054 0.42 -1.5
Dennys Reyes, H (4) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 10 9 6 0 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.044 1.24 0.5
Joe Nathan, S (12) 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 1.93 6 26 19 13 4 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0.034 2.16 -1.5
Team Totals 9 15 8 8 1 5 1 8.00 44 145 101 63 11 27 19 17 7 0 42 0 0 0.090 1.12 -3.4
Balks: None.
WP: T Wakefield (4).
HBP: N Blackburn 2 (4; J Ellsbury, D Pedroia).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Marty Foster, 1B - Derryl Cousins, 2B - Angel Hernandez, 3B - Eric Cooper.
Time of Game: 3:04.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Minnesota Twins
1 Jacoby Ellsbury LF 1 Carlos Gomez CF
2 Dustin Pedroia 2B 2 Matt Tolbert 2B
3 David Ortiz DH 3 Joe Mauer C
4 Kevin Youkilis 1B 4 Justin Morneau 1B
5 Mike Lowell 3B 5 Michael Cuddyer RF
6 J.D. Drew RF 6 Craig Monroe DH
7 Coco Crisp CF 7 Delmon Young LF
8 Kevin Cash C 8 Mike Lamb 3B
9 Alex Cora SS 9 Adam Everett SS
Tim Wakefield P Nick Blackburn P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 7-9 1 -23 2,(0-1)  RO BOS C. Crisp J. Nathan 16% 92% Fielder's Choice P; Lowell Scores; Drew out at 3B/P-3B; Crisp to 1B
t9 6-9 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  R BOS J. Drew J. Nathan -15% 76% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Youkilis Scores; Lowell to 3B
b2 0-0 0 -23 5,(2-2)  RRR MIN C. Monroe T. Wakefield 13% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Morneau Scores; Cuddyer Scores
t9 8-9 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O BOS M. Ramirez J. Nathan 11% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Cuddyer T. Wakefield 11% 69% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Morneau 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' Nick Blackburn facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Ellsbury N. Blackburn 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  BOS D. Pedroia N. Blackburn -2% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  BOS D. Ortiz N. Blackburn -4% 46% Single to RF (Line Drive); Pedroia to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 4,(0-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis N. Blackburn 4% 51% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O BOS M. Lowell N. Blackburn 4% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Gomez T. Wakefield -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O MIN M. Tolbert T. Wakefield -2% 51% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Mauer T. Wakefield -1% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Drew N. Blackburn 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS C. Crisp N. Blackburn 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS K. Cash N. Blackburn -1% 53% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O BOS A. Cora N. Blackburn 2% 55% Groundout: P unassisted (Short 1B Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Morneau T. Wakefield 4% 59% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Cuddyer T. Wakefield 11% 69% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Morneau to 3B
b2 0-0 0 -23 5,(2-2)  RRR MIN C. Monroe T. Wakefield 13% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Morneau Scores; Cuddyer Scores
b2 3-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Young T. Wakefield -1% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 3-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN M. Lamb T. Wakefield 1% 82% Walk
b2 3-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR MIN A. Everett T. Wakefield 9% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Lamb Scores
b2 5-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN C. Gomez T. Wakefield 1% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 5-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN M. Tolbert T. Wakefield 0% 92% Gomez Steals 2B
b2 5-0 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  O MIN M. Tolbert T. Wakefield -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b2 5-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Mauer T. Wakefield -1% 91% Flyball: CF
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Twins 5.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 1-2-3
t3 0-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Ellsbury N. Blackburn -2% 88% Hit By Pitch
t3 0-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS D. Pedroia N. Blackburn -4% 85% Hit By Pitch; Ellsbury to 2B
t3 0-5 0 12- 2,(1-0)  BOS D. Ortiz N. Blackburn -6% 79% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Ellsbury to 3B; Pedroia to 2B
t3 0-5 0 123 3,(2-0)  O BOS K. Youkilis N. Blackburn 5% 84% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
t3 0-5 1 123 6,(3-2)  RO BOS M. Lowell N. Blackburn 2% 86% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Ellsbury Scores; Pedroia to 3B
t3 1-5 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Drew N. Blackburn 4% 89% Lineout: SS (Weak 3B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-1, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 4-5-6
b3 5-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Morneau T. Wakefield 1% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 5-1 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer T. Wakefield -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b3 5-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN C. Monroe T. Wakefield 1% 90% Passed Ball; Morneau to 2B
b3 5-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN C. Monroe T. Wakefield -1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 5-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  MIN D. Young T. Wakefield 1% 89% Walk, Wild Pitch; Morneau to 3B
b3 5-1 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Lamb T. Wakefield 0% 90% Passed Ball; Young to 2B
b3 5-1 2 -23 7,(3-2)  RR MIN M. Lamb T. Wakefield 6% 95% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Morneau Scores; Young Scores/unER
Julian Tavarez replaces Tim Wakefield pitching
b3 7-1 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O MIN A. Everett J. Tavarez -0% 95% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Twins 7.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-7, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 7-8-9
t4 1-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS C. Crisp N. Blackburn -3% 92% Triple to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t4 1-7 0 --3 2,(1-0)  R BOS K. Cash N. Blackburn -2% 90% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Crisp Scores
t4 2-7 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS A. Cora N. Blackburn -4% 86% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Cash to 2B
t4 2-7 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Ellsbury N. Blackburn 4% 90% Lineout: LF
t4 2-7 1 12- 4,(1-2)  RO BOS D. Pedroia N. Blackburn -1% 89% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Cash Scores/Adv on E4 (throw)/No RBI; Pedroia to 2B
t4 3-7 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  BOS D. Ortiz N. Blackburn -1% 88% Walk
t4 3-7 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R BOS K. Youkilis N. Blackburn -6% 82% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Pedroia Scores; Ortiz to 2B
t4 4-7 2 12- 8,(2-2)  O BOS M. Lowell N. Blackburn 4% 86% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Twins 7.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 7-4, Red Sox' Julian Tavarez facing 1-2-3
b4 7-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN C. Gomez J. Tavarez -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
b4 7-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Tolbert J. Tavarez -1% 84% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b4 7-4 2 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Mauer J. Tavarez 1% 85% Walk
b4 7-4 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN J. Morneau J. Tavarez 1% 86% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Mauer to 3B
b4 7-4 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Cuddyer J. Tavarez 1% 87% Walk; Morneau to 2B
b4 7-4 2 123 5,(3-1)  R MIN C. Monroe J. Tavarez 5% 92% Reached on E5/attempted forceout (Ground Ball); Mauer Scores/No RBI/unER; Morneau to 3B; Cuddyer to 2B
b4 8-4 2 123 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Young J. Tavarez -2% 90% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Red Sox 4, Twins 8.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 4-8, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 6-7-8
t5 4-8 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Drew N. Blackburn 2% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t5 4-8 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS C. Crisp N. Blackburn 1% 93% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 4-8 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS K. Cash N. Blackburn 1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Twins 8.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 8-4, Red Sox' David Aardsma facing 8-9-1
David Aardsma replaces Julian Tavarez pitching
b5 8-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN M. Lamb D. Aardsma -1% 93% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b5 8-4 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN A. Everett D. Aardsma -0% 92% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b5 8-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN C. Gomez D. Aardsma -0% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Twins 8.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 4-8, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 9-1-2
t6 4-8 0 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS A. Cora N. Blackburn -4% 88% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t6 4-8 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Ellsbury N. Blackburn 2% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B; Cora to 3B
t6 4-8 1 --3 3,(1-1)  O BOS D. Pedroia N. Blackburn 3% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 4-8 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz N. Blackburn 2% 95% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Twins 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 8-4, Red Sox' David Aardsma facing 2-3-4
b6 8-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Tolbert D. Aardsma -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 8-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Mauer D. Aardsma 0% 95% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
b6 8-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Morneau D. Aardsma 1% 96% Walk; Mauer to 2B
b6 8-4 1 12- 3,(0-2)  OO MIN M. Cuddyer D. Aardsma -2% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Twins 8.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 4-8, Twins' Matt Guerrier facing 4-5-6
Matt Guerrier replaces Nick Blackburn pitching
t7 4-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS K. Youkilis M. Guerrier 2% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 4-8 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS M. Lowell M. Guerrier 1% 97% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t7 4-8 2 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Drew M. Guerrier -1% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t7 4-8 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  RR BOS C. Crisp M. Guerrier -8% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Drew Scores
t7 6-8 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS K. Cash M. Guerrier 1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Twins 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 8-6, Red Sox' Mike Timlin facing 6-7-8
Mike Timlin replaces David Aardsma pitching
b7 8-6 0 --- 6,(2-2)  R MIN C. Monroe M. Timlin 5% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b7 9-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Young M. Timlin -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 9-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Lamb M. Timlin -0% 93% Flyball: RF
b7 9-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN A. Everett M. Timlin -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Twins 9.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 6-9, Twins' Dennys Reyes facing 9-1-2
Dennys Reyes replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
t8 6-9 0 --- 5,(1-2)  BOS A. Cora D. Reyes -4% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t8 6-9 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury D. Reyes 4% 93% Flyball: LF
t8 6-9 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO BOS D. Pedroia D. Reyes 5% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Twins 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 9-6, Red Sox' Mike Timlin facing 1-2-3
b8 9-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN C. Gomez M. Timlin -0% 97% Lineout: RF
b8 9-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN M. Tolbert M. Timlin -0% 97% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
Javier Lopez replaces Mike Timlin pitching
b8 9-6 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Lopez -0% 97% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Twins 9.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 6-9, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 3-4-5
Joe Nathan replaces Dennys Reyes pitching
t9 6-9 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz J. Nathan 2% 99% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t9 6-9 1 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS K. Youkilis J. Nathan -2% 96% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t9 6-9 1 1-- 8,(2-2)  BOS M. Lowell J. Nathan -5% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Youkilis to 3B
t9 6-9 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  R BOS J. Drew J. Nathan -15% 76% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Youkilis Scores; Lowell to 3B
t9 7-9 1 -23 2,(0-1)  RO BOS C. Crisp J. Nathan 16% 92% Fielder's Choice P; Lowell Scores; Drew out at 3B/P-3B; Crisp to 1B
Manny Ramirez pinch hits for Kevin Cash (C) batting 8th
t9 8-9 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS M. Ramirez J. Nathan -3% 89% Crisp Steals 2B
t9 8-9 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O BOS M. Ramirez J. Nathan 11% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 8, Twins 9.

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