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Sunday, September 7, 2008, 1:10PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 31,236, Time of Game: 3:06
Tigers
7
69-74
 Won 2 
4th, 11½ GB
at Twins
5
78-65
 Lost 2 
2nd, 2½ GB
W: Chris Lambert (1-1)
L: Glen Perkins (12-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  2  0   0  0  3   2  0  0    7 13  1
Twins           0  1  2   0  1  0   1  0  0    5 11  2

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Curtis Granderson CF 4 0 3 1 1 1 .309 .918 22 12 0.228 1.13 0.251 -0.022 1.8 1 0 2B
Placido Polanco 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 .307 .769 19 13 -0.162 1.30 0.000 -0.162 -1.8 1 0
Magglio Ordonez RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 .319 .874 23 12 0.015 0.98 0.135 -0.121 -0.1 1 0 HR,GDP
Miguel Cabrera 1B 5 2 2 1 0 2 .291 .884 19 14 0.159 0.71 0.182 -0.024 1.4 4 1 HR
Gary Sheffield DH 5 1 1 0 0 0 .223 .698 19 16 0.034 0.90 0.098 -0.064 -0.3 2B
Marcus Thames LF 3 0 2 2 0 0 .239 .822 9 7 0.104 1.28 0.128 -0.024 0.7 4 0 2B,SF
   Matthew Joyce LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .862 3 1 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.1 4 0
Edgar Renteria SS 4 2 1 0 0 0 .268 .687 7 6 0.011 0.85 0.089 -0.078 -0.0 2 1 2B
Mike Hessman 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 .214 .767 21 12 -0.100 1.27 0.019 -0.119 -0.6 3 2
Dusty Ryan C 3 1 1 2 1 0 .250 1.400 15 7 0.161 1.12 0.209 -0.047 1.4 6 0 HR
Chris Lambert P 0 1
   Bobby Seay P 0 0
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0
   Fernando Rodney P 1 0
Team Totals 39 7 13 7 2 7 .333 1.024 157 100 0.446 1.03 1.111 -0.665 2.4 27 5
2B: C Granderson (24, off G Perkins); E Renteria (18, off G Perkins); G Sheffield (15, off G Perkins); M Thames (11, off G Perkins).
HR: M Cabrera (32, off G Perkins; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF-RF); M Ordonez (18, off B Bonser; 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF); D Ryan (1, off G Perkins; 2nd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: M Thames (2, off B Bonser).
TB: M Cabrera 5; M Ordonez 5; C Granderson 4; D Ryan 4; M Thames 3; G Sheffield 2; E Renteria 2; M Hessman.
GIDP: M Ordonez (23).
RBI: D Ryan 2 (2); M Thames 2 (51); M Cabrera (113); C Granderson (57); M Ordonez (86).
2-out RBI: D Ryan 2; C Granderson.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
E: M Hessman (1).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Denard Span RF-CF 4 3 2 0 1 1 .301 .816 22 12 0.089 1.25 0.159 -0.070 1.0 3 0 SB
Alexi Casilla 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 .293 .735 23 13 -0.080 1.23 0.062 -0.142 -1.1 3 1
Joe Mauer C 5 1 3 0 0 0 .326 .861 16 9 0.067 1.33 0.139 -0.073 0.9 7 0
Justin Morneau 1B 3 1 1 4 0 0 .310 .908 13 10 0.234 1.80 0.310 -0.076 2.3 7 0 3B,2·SF
Jason Kubel DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 .275 .801 19 12 -0.103 1.16 0.018 -0.121 -0.8
Delmon Young LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .735 18 14 -0.137 1.27 0.000 -0.137 -1.4 0 1
Brian Buscher 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .296 .734 19 11 0.017 1.14 0.102 -0.085 0.4 1 1
Nick Punto SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 .285 .739 11 9 -0.017 0.85 0.048 -0.065 -0.1 2 6 SB
Carlos Gomez CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .631 6 4 -0.080 0.99 0.000 -0.080 -0.7 4 0
   Jason Pridie PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .333 4 3 -0.043 1.52 0.000 -0.043 -0.2 0 0
Glen Perkins P 0 0
   Craig Breslow P 0 0
   Boof Bonser P 0 1
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
Team Totals 37 5 11 5 1 6 .297 .651 151 97 -0.053 1.25 0.838 -0.892 0.4 27 10
3B: J Morneau (4, off C Lambert).
SF: J Morneau 2 (10, 1 off C Lambert, 1 off B Seay).
TB: J Mauer 3; J Morneau 3; D Span 2; N Punto 2; A Casilla; B Buscher; J Kubel.
RBI: J Morneau 4 (117); B Buscher (44).
2-out RBI: J Morneau 2; B Buscher.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Casilla-N Punto-J Morneau.
E: B Buscher (10); N Punto (9).
Outfield Assists: D Young (M Thames at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: D Span (15, 2nd base off C Lambert/D Ryan); N Punto (11, 2nd base off C Lambert/D Ryan).

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
Chris Lambert, W (1-1) 5 7 4 3 1 3 0 6.17 24 85 55 33 8 14 6 14 6 0 41 -0.210 1.06 -1.4
Bobby Seay, H (11) 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 3.78 8 36 21 15 1 5 2 5 0 0 0 0 0.079 1.52 0.0
Kyle Farnsworth, H (14) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.64 4 13 10 4 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.091 1.27 0.5
Fernando Rodney, S (10) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.33 4 17 11 7 1 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.094 1.82 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 5 4 1 6 0 4.00 40 151 97 59 13 25 9 24 8 0 41 0 0 0.054 1.25 -0.4

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
Glen Perkins, L (12-4) 5.2 9 5 3 2 4 2 4.11 27 97 62 40 6 16 7 14 4 0 37 -0.199 1.14 -1.4
Craig Breslow 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.27 1 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 -0.163 2.52 -1.0
Boof Bonser 1.1 1 2 1 0 1 1 6.12 6 24 17 10 3 4 2 3 0 0 2 0 -0.132 0.91 -1.0
Eddie Guardado 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.27 5 23 14 8 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.030 0.79 0.5
Joe Nathan 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.05 3 9 5 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.018 0.24 0.5
Team Totals 9 13 7 4 2 7 3 4.00 42 157 100 62 14 24 14 19 4 0 37 4 1 -0.446 1.03 -2.4
C Breslow faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: B Seay (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - James Hoye, 1B - Jeff Nelson, 2B - Rob Drake, 3B - Tim Tschida.
Time of Game: 3:06.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 0mph.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-2 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  RR MIN J. Morneau C. Lambert -22% 34% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Span Scores; Mauer Scores
t2 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR DET D. Ryan G. Perkins 20% 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Renteria Scores/unER; Ryan Scores/unER
t6 4-4 2 12- 4,(2-1)  R DET C. Granderson C. Breslow 16% 65% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Renteria Scores; Ryan to 2B
t7 5-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R DET M. Ordonez B. Bonser 12% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t6 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R DET M. Cabrera G. Perkins 12% 34% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)

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' Glen Perkins facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET C. Granderson G. Perkins -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET P. Polanco G. Perkins -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  DET M. Ordonez G. Perkins 1% 47% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  DET M. Cabrera G. Perkins 2% 49% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Ordonez to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O DET G. Sheffield G. Perkins -4% 45% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Chris Lambert facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN D. Span C. Lambert 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN A. Casilla C. Lambert 2% 49% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Mauer C. Lambert 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET M. Thames G. Perkins -2% 48% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
t2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  DET E. Renteria G. Perkins 3% 50% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Renteria to 1B
t2 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O DET M. Hessman G. Perkins -3% 47% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR DET D. Ryan G. Perkins 20% 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Renteria Scores/unER; Ryan Scores/unER
t2 2-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  DET C. Granderson G. Perkins 2% 69% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t2 2-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O DET P. Polanco G. Perkins -3% 66% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Chris Lambert facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Morneau C. Lambert -6% 60% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Morneau to 2B
b2 0-2 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel C. Lambert 5% 64% Lineout: 2B
b2 0-2 1 -2- 8,(2-2)  O MIN D. Young C. Lambert 4% 68% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-2 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R MIN B. Buscher C. Lambert -10% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive); Morneau Scores/unER; Buscher to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b2 1-2 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O MIN N. Punto C. Lambert 4% 61% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 3-4-5
t3 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET M. Ordonez G. Perkins -2% 59% Flyball: CF
t3 2-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET M. Cabrera G. Perkins -2% 57% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET G. Sheffield G. Perkins -1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Chris Lambert facing 9-1-2
b3 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN C. Gomez C. Lambert 3% 59% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b3 1-2 1 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN D. Span C. Lambert -3% 56% Walk
b3 1-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN A. Casilla C. Lambert 3% 60% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
b3 1-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Mauer C. Lambert -3% 56% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Span to 3B
b3 1-2 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  RR MIN J. Morneau C. Lambert -22% 34% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Span Scores; Mauer Scores
b3 3-2 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Kubel C. Lambert 4% 38% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 3.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 6-7-8
t4 2-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  DET M. Thames G. Perkins 8% 45% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t4 2-3 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O DET E. Renteria G. Perkins -7% 38% Fielder's Choice SS; Thames out at 3B/SS-3B
t4 2-3 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O DET M. Hessman G. Perkins -4% 34% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O DET D. Ryan G. Perkins -3% 31% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Chris Lambert facing 6-7-8
b4 3-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Young C. Lambert 2% 34% Strikeout Swinging
b4 3-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN B. Buscher C. Lambert 2% 35% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
b4 3-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN N. Punto C. Lambert -1% 34% Single to LF (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
b4 3-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN C. Gomez C. Lambert -1% 33% Punto Steals 2B
b4 3-2 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN C. Gomez C. Lambert 3% 36% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 3.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 1-2-3
t5 2-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  DET C. Granderson G. Perkins 5% 41% Walk
t5 2-3 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O DET P. Polanco G. Perkins -5% 36% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
t5 2-3 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO DET M. Ordonez G. Perkins -7% 29% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Chris Lambert facing 1-2-3
b5 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN D. Span C. Lambert -3% 26% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 3-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN A. Casilla C. Lambert -3% 23% Span Steals 2B
b5 3-2 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  O MIN A. Casilla C. Lambert 4% 27% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b5 3-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Mauer C. Lambert -5% 23% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Span to 3B
b5 3-2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO MIN J. Morneau C. Lambert -2% 20% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Span Scores
b5 4-2 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  MIN J. Kubel C. Lambert -2% 19% Single to RF (Line Drive); Mauer to 3B
b5 4-2 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Young C. Lambert 3% 22% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 4.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 4-5-6
t6 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R DET M. Cabrera G. Perkins 12% 34% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t6 3-4 0 --- 6,(1-2)  DET G. Sheffield G. Perkins 10% 44% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t6 3-4 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  RO DET M. Thames G. Perkins 3% 47% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Sheffield Scores; Thames out at 2B/LF-2B
t6 4-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  DET E. Renteria G. Perkins 6% 53% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t6 4-4 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  O DET M. Hessman G. Perkins -5% 48% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t6 4-4 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  DET D. Ryan G. Perkins 1% 49% Walk
Craig Breslow replaces Glen Perkins pitching
t6 4-4 2 12- 4,(2-1)  R DET C. Granderson C. Breslow 16% 65% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Renteria Scores; Ryan to 2B
Boof Bonser replaces Craig Breslow pitching
t6 5-4 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O DET P. Polanco B. Bonser -5% 60% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 5, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Tigers' Bobby Seay facing 7-8-9
Bobby Seay replaces Chris Lambert pitching
b6 4-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN B. Buscher B. Seay 4% 64% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 4-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto B. Seay 3% 67% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN C. Gomez B. Seay 2% 69% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Twins 4.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-4, Twins' Boof Bonser facing 3-4-5
t7 5-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R DET M. Ordonez B. Bonser 12% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t7 6-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  DET M. Cabrera B. Bonser 4% 86% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Cabrera to 2B
t7 6-4 0 -2- 6,(1-2)  O DET G. Sheffield B. Bonser -1% 85% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home); Cabrera to 3B
t7 6-4 1 --3 2,(1-0)  RO DET M. Thames B. Bonser 2% 88% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Cabrera Scores/unER
t7 7-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET E. Renteria B. Bonser -0% 87% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Tigers 7, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-7, Tigers' Bobby Seay facing 1-2-3
Matthew Joyce replaces Marcus Thames playing LF batting 6th
b7 4-7 0 --- 6,(2-2)  MIN D. Span B. Seay -5% 82% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b7 4-7 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  MIN A. Casilla B. Seay -2% 80% Wild Pitch; Span to 2B
b7 4-7 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN A. Casilla B. Seay 5% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 4-7 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Mauer B. Seay -6% 79% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Span to 3B
b7 4-7 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  RO MIN J. Morneau B. Seay 3% 82% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF Line); Span Scores
b7 5-7 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Kubel B. Seay 4% 86% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 7, Twins 5.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 7-5, Twins' Eddie Guardado facing 8-9-1
Eddie Guardado replaces Boof Bonser pitching
t8 7-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  DET M. Hessman E. Guardado 2% 88% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t8 7-5 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O DET D. Ryan E. Guardado -2% 86% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t8 7-5 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  DET C. Granderson E. Guardado 2% 88% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Hessman to 2B
t8 7-5 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O DET P. Polanco E. Guardado -2% 86% Popfly: 2B
t8 7-5 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O DET M. Ordonez E. Guardado -2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 7, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-7, Tigers' Kyle Farnsworth facing 6-7-8
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Bobby Seay pitching
b8 5-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Young K. Farnsworth 4% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Buscher K. Farnsworth 3% 91% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b8 5-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN N. Punto K. Farnsworth -3% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
Jason Pridie pinch hits for Carlos Gomez (CF) batting 9th
b8 5-7 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Pridie K. Farnsworth 4% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 7, Twins 5.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 7-5, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 4-5-6
Joe Nathan replaces Eddie Guardado pitching
Denard Span moves from RF to CF
Jason Pridie moves from PH to RF
t9 7-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET M. Cabrera J. Nathan -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t9 7-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET G. Sheffield J. Nathan -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 7-5 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O DET M. Joyce J. Nathan -0% 91% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 7, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-7, Tigers' Fernando Rodney facing 1-2-3
Fernando Rodney replaces Kyle Farnsworth pitching
b9 5-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Span F. Rodney 5% 95% Groundout: 1B-P
b9 5-7 1 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN A. Casilla F. Rodney -6% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b9 5-7 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Mauer F. Rodney 6% 95% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b9 5-7 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau F. Rodney 5% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 7, Twins 5.

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  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

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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