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Saturday, September 6, 2008, 2:56PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 42,606, Time of Game: 3:07
Tigers
6
68-74
 Won 1 
4th, 12½ GB
at Twins
4
78-64
 Lost 1 
2nd, 2½ GB
W: Clay Rapada (3-0)
L: Matt Guerrier (6-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   1  0  0   1  4  0    6  7  0
Twins           1  0  1   0  0  2   0  0  0    4 11  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Curtis Granderson CF 3 2 2 2 1 1 4 .305 .387 .523 .911 16 10 0.397 1.23 0.419 -0.022 2.3 2 0 HR,2B
Placido Polanco 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .310 .355 .421 .776 12 10 -0.117 1.45 0.049 -0.167 -1.0 3 3
Magglio Ordonez RF 4 2 3 2 0 0 4 .318 .376 .493 .869 13 8 0.516 1.29 0.526 -0.010 3.4 1 0 HR,3B,2B
Miguel Cabrera 1B 1 0 1 2 2 0 4 .290 .350 .530 .880 17 8 0.094 1.21 0.112 -0.018 1.0 7 0 SF
Gary Sheffield DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .223 .320 .379 .699 11 9 -0.148 1.51 0.000 -0.148 -1.4
Marcus Thames LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .235 .287 .527 .814 11 10 -0.145 1.21 0.000 -0.145 -1.3 1 1 GDP
   Mike Hessman 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .600 .873 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jeff Larish 3B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .216 .284 .324 .608 17 11 -0.083 1.20 0.043 -0.125 -0.6 1 0 CS
   Matthew Joyce LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .260 .332 .534 .866 6 2 -0.008 0.38 0.011 -0.019 -0.2 0 0 CS
Brandon Inge C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .213 .313 .388 .701 15 11 -0.077 0.75 0.000 -0.077 -0.7 10 1
Ramon Santiago SS 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .312 .434 .430 .864 15 9 -0.009 0.77 0.045 -0.054 -0.2 2 5
Justin Verlander P 0 0
   Clay Rapada P 0 1
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0
   Fernando Rodney P 0 0
Team Totals 29 6 7 6 6 6 36 .241 .361 .586 .947 133 88 0.420 1.14 1.205 -0.785 1.4 27 11
2B: M Ordonez (30, off S Baker); C Granderson (23, off S Baker).
3B: M Ordonez (2, off S Baker).
HR: C Granderson (18, off D Reyes, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF); M Ordonez (17, off M Guerrier, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: M Cabrera (8, off S Baker).
TB: M Ordonez 9; C Granderson 6; M Cabrera; P Polanco.
GIDP: M Thames (3).
RBI: M Ordonez 2 (85); M Cabrera 2 (112); C Granderson 2 (56).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. P Polanco-R Santiago-M Cabrera; R Santiago-P Polanco-M Cabrera.
Outfield Assists: M Thames (B Buscher at home plate).
Baserunning
CS: J Larish (1, 2nd base by S Baker/J Mauer); M Joyce (1, 2nd base by C Breslow POCS).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Denard Span RF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .298 .380 .431 .811 14 11 0.071 1.12 0.128 -0.057 -0.1 1 1
Alexi Casilla 2B 4 0 3 0 1 0 5 .294 .339 .401 .741 21 11 0.177 1.44 0.223 -0.047 1.1 2 2
Joe Mauer C 5 0 2 0 0 2 5 .323 .414 .443 .858 21 13 -0.047 2.24 0.132 -0.179 0.4 7 1
Justin Morneau 1B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .310 .387 .519 .907 19 14 -0.343 2.26 0.021 -0.364 -2.9 7 1 2B,2·GDP
Jason Kubel DH 1 1 1 1 2 0 3 .275 .339 .464 .804 16 5 0.142 1.04 0.142 0.000 1.5 2B
   Matt Tolbert PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .264 .309 .352 .661 2 2 -0.044 1.73 0.000 -0.044 -0.2
Delmon Young LF 4 1 1 0 0 3 4 .288 .333 .408 .741 15 13 -0.050 1.21 0.046 -0.096 -0.4 2 0
Brian Buscher 3B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .297 .333 .405 .739 23 13 -0.001 0.94 0.057 -0.058 0.3 0 5
Nick Punto SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .282 .340 .396 .736 23 13 0.011 1.13 0.093 -0.081 -0.7 4 0
Carlos Gomez CF 3 0 1 2 0 1 4 .252 .291 .344 .635 11 7 0.006 1.61 0.095 -0.089 0.4 4 0 2B,HBP
Scott Baker P 0 0
   Dennys Reyes P 0 0
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
   Jesse Crain P 0 0
   Craig Breslow P 0 2
Team Totals 34 4 11 3 5 9 40 .324 .425 .412 .837 165 102 -0.078 1.49 0.937 -1.015 -0.6 27 12
2B: J Morneau (41, off J Verlander); J Kubel (18, off J Verlander); C Gomez (20, off J Verlander).
HBP: C Gomez (6, by J Verlander).
TB: A Casilla 3; D Span 2; J Morneau 2; C Gomez 2; J Mauer 2; J Kubel 2; D Young.
GIDP: J Morneau 2 (18).
RBI: C Gomez 2 (41); J Kubel (69).
2-out RBI: J Kubel.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Span-N Punto; B Buscher-A Casilla-J Morneau.
Outfield Assists: D Span (C Granderson at 2nd base).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: A Casilla (1st base by C Rapada).

Detroit Tigers

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
Justin Verlander 5.2 8 4 4 4 4 0 4.78 27 114 65 35 11 19 4 14 6 0 37 -0.144 1.06 -1.3
Clay Rapada, W (3-0) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.41 4 14 10 3 4 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0.039 0.42 0.9
Kyle Farnsworth, H (13) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.70 3 14 10 5 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.091 1.18 0.5
Fernando Rodney, S (9) 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 4.46 6 23 17 8 5 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0.094 4.50 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 4 4 5 9 0 4.00 40 165 102 51 23 28 8 17 8 0 37 1 0 0.080 1.49 0.6

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
Scott Baker 7.1 4 3 3 4 5 0 3.66 27 101 70 43 10 17 6 12 4 0 59 0.251 1.24 1.6
Dennys Reyes, BS (3) 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2.52 1 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 -0.308 1.98 -1.7
Matt Guerrier, L (6-7) 0 2 2 2 1 0 1 4.73 3 13 7 3 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 -0.411 1.41 -2.3
Jesse Crain 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.99 2 5 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.030 0.58 0.5
Craig Breslow 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.27 3 11 5 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.018 0.29 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 6 6 6 6 2 6.00 36 133 88 52 14 22 7 17 6 0 59 2 1 -0.420 1.14 -1.4
D Reyes faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
M Guerrier faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Verlander (13; C Gomez).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: C Breslow (3; M Joyce, 2nd base (CS)); C Rapada (1; A Casilla, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Tschida, 1B - James Hoye, 2B - Jeff Nelson, 3B - Rob Drake.
Time of Game: 3:07.
Attendance: 42,606.
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
t8 4-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR DET M. Ordonez M. Guerrier 35% 85% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Polanco Scores
t8 2-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR DET C. Granderson D. Reyes 31% 45% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Santiago Scores
b9 4-6 2 123 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau F. Rodney 18% 100% Lineout: 2B
b9 4-6 1 123 6,(2-2)  O MIN J. Mauer F. Rodney 16% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  MIN A. Casilla F. Rodney -13% 67% Single to C/Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home); Punto to 3B; Span to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Scott Baker facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O DET C. Granderson S. Baker -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET P. Polanco S. Baker -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET M. Ordonez S. Baker -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN D. Span J. Verlander -3% 42% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  MIN A. Casilla J. Verlander -5% 36% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Span to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- 4,(2-1)  MIN J. Mauer J. Verlander -7% 29% Single to LF (Line Drive); Span to 3B; Casilla to 2B
b1 0-0 0 123 3,(1-1)  ROO MIN J. Morneau J. Verlander 7% 36% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS); Span Scores/No RBI; Casilla to 3B
b1 1-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Kubel J. Verlander -1% 35% Walk
b1 1-0 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Young J. Verlander 4% 40% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Scott Baker facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  DET M. Cabrera S. Baker 4% 44% Walk
t2 0-1 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O DET G. Sheffield S. Baker -4% 40% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t2 0-1 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO DET M. Thames S. Baker -6% 34% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN B. Buscher J. Verlander 2% 36% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. Verlander 1% 38% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN C. Gomez J. Verlander -1% 37% Hit By Pitch
b2 1-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Span J. Verlander 2% 39% Popfly: 3B (Deep 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Scott Baker facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 9,(3-2)  DET J. Larish S. Baker 4% 43% Walk
t3 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET B. Inge S. Baker -7% 36% Larish Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t3 0-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET B. Inge S. Baker -2% 34% Popfly: 1B
t3 0-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET R. Santiago S. Baker -1% 33% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Verlander 2% 35% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 1-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Verlander 1% 37% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b3 1-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  MIN J. Morneau J. Verlander -2% 35% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b3 1-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  R MIN J. Kubel J. Verlander -10% 25% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Morneau Scores
b3 2-0 2 -2- 4,(0-2)  O MIN D. Young J. Verlander 2% 27% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 1-2-3
t4 0-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  DET C. Granderson S. Baker 4% 31% Walk
t4 0-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O DET P. Polanco S. Baker -4% 27% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 0-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  DET M. Ordonez S. Baker 10% 37% Double to LF (Fly Ball to LF Line); Granderson to 3B
t4 0-2 1 -23 2,(0-1)  RO DET M. Cabrera S. Baker -2% 35% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Granderson Scores
t4 1-2 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O DET G. Sheffield S. Baker -4% 31% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 7-8-9
b4 2-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN B. Buscher J. Verlander 2% 34% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 2-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. Verlander 2% 35% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 2-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN C. Gomez J. Verlander 1% 36% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 6-7-8
t5 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET M. Thames S. Baker -3% 33% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t5 1-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET J. Larish S. Baker -2% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-2 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O DET B. Inge S. Baker -1% 29% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 1-2-3
b5 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Span J. Verlander 2% 31% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b5 2-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN A. Casilla J. Verlander -2% 29% Walk
b5 2-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Mauer J. Verlander -6% 23% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Casilla to 3B
b5 2-1 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  OO MIN J. Morneau J. Verlander 11% 34% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 9-1-2
t6 1-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET R. Santiago S. Baker -4% 30% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  DET C. Granderson S. Baker 7% 37% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t6 1-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  OO DET P. Polanco S. Baker -11% 26% Line Drive Double Play: RF (Short RF); Granderson out at 2B/RF-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 5-6-7
b6 2-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Kubel J. Verlander -3% 23% Walk
b6 2-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  MIN D. Young J. Verlander -5% 18% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Kubel to 2B
b6 2-1 0 12- 6,(3-2)  MIN B. Buscher J. Verlander -6% 12% Walk; Kubel to 3B; Young to 2B
b6 2-1 0 123 1,(0-0)  O MIN N. Punto J. Verlander 5% 18% Popfly: 2B
b6 2-1 1 123 1,(0-0)  RRO MIN C. Gomez J. Verlander -8% 9% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Kubel Scores; Young Scores; Buscher out at Hm/LF-SS-C; Gomez to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
Clay Rapada replaces Justin Verlander pitching
b6 4-1 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Span C. Rapada 1% 11% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Twins 4.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Scott Baker facing 3-4-5
t7 1-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  DET M. Ordonez S. Baker 8% 18% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t7 1-4 0 --3 2,(1-0)  R DET M. Cabrera S. Baker 6% 24% Single to LF (Line Drive); Ordonez Scores
t7 2-4 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O DET G. Sheffield S. Baker -5% 19% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
t7 2-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET M. Thames S. Baker -4% 15% Popfly: SS (Weak SS-2B)
t7 2-4 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O DET J. Larish S. Baker -3% 11% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Tigers' Clay Rapada facing 2-3-4
b7 4-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN A. Casilla C. Rapada -2% 10% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b7 4-2 0 1-- O MIN J. Mauer C. Rapada 3% 12% Casilla Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b7 4-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Mauer C. Rapada 1% 13% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau C. Rapada 1% 14% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 4.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Scott Baker facing 8-9-1
t8 2-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Inge S. Baker -4% 10% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  DET R. Santiago S. Baker 4% 14% Walk
Dennys Reyes replaces Scott Baker pitching
t8 2-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR DET C. Granderson D. Reyes 31% 45% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Santiago Scores
Matt Guerrier replaces Dennys Reyes pitching
t8 4-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  DET P. Polanco M. Guerrier 5% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t8 4-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR DET M. Ordonez M. Guerrier 35% 85% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Polanco Scores
t8 6-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  DET M. Cabrera M. Guerrier 1% 86% Walk
Jesse Crain replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
t8 6-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET G. Sheffield J. Crain -2% 85% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t8 6-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O DET M. Thames J. Crain -1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 6, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-6, Tigers' Kyle Farnsworth facing 5-6-7
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Clay Rapada pitching
Mike Hessman replaces Marcus Thames (LF) playing 3B batting 6th
Matthew Joyce replaces Jeff Larish (3B) playing LF batting 7th
Matt Tolbert pinch hits for Jason Kubel (DH) batting 5th
b8 4-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Tolbert K. Farnsworth 4% 88% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b8 4-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Young K. Farnsworth 3% 91% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-6 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O MIN B. Buscher K. Farnsworth 2% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Twins 4.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-4, Twins' Craig Breslow facing 7-8-9
Craig Breslow replaces Jesse Crain pitching
t9 6-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  DET M. Joyce C. Breslow 1% 94% Walk
t9 6-4 0 1-- O DET B. Inge C. Breslow -2% 92% Joyce Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
t9 6-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET B. Inge C. Breslow -1% 91% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS)
t9 6-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET R. Santiago C. Breslow -0% 91% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-6, Tigers' Fernando Rodney facing 8-9-1
Fernando Rodney replaces Kyle Farnsworth pitching
b9 4-6 0 --- 8,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto F. Rodney -9% 81% Walk
b9 4-6 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN C. Gomez F. Rodney 8% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-6 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  MIN D. Span F. Rodney -9% 80% Single to CF (Line Drive); Punto to 2B
b9 4-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  MIN A. Casilla F. Rodney -13% 67% Single to C/Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home); Punto to 3B; Span to 2B
b9 4-6 1 123 6,(2-2)  O MIN J. Mauer F. Rodney 16% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-6 2 123 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau F. Rodney 18% 100% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 6, Twins 4.

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  • 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.

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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.

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