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LAA
@BAL
7
5
SEA
@CHW
1
2
SEA
@CHW
9
1
BOS
@CLE
8
9
NYY
@DET
11
0
TOR
@KCR
8
1
TBR
@MIN
3
4
OAK
@TEX
4
5
CHC
@ARI
11
3
STL
@ATL
1
2
HOU
@CIN
8
3
SDP
@COL
4
3
PIT
@MIL
5
6
FLA
@NYM
7
4
WSN
@PHI
1
7
LAD
@SFG
5
3
Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 7:10PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 18,974, Time of Game: 2:57
Rays
3
8-13
 Lost 1 
5th, 6½ GB
at Twins
4
10-11
 Won 1 
4th, 1½ GB
W: Joe Nathan (1-0)
L: J.P. Howell (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rays            0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  1    3  9  1
Twins           2  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  1    4  9  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Tampa Bay Rays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
B.J. Upton CF 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .151 .297 .189 .486 24 11 0.039 1.70 0.157 -0.118 0.3 1 0 2·SB
Carl Crawford LF 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 .274 .333 .345 .679 18 8 -0.023 2.27 0.168 -0.191 -0.1 4 0 SB
Evan Longoria 3B 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .365 .422 .703 1.124 13 9 -0.083 1.82 0.098 -0.181 -0.6 1 2 2B,GDP
Carlos Pena 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .256 .333 .667 1.000 15 11 -0.081 1.52 0.076 -0.157 -0.5 7 3 CS
Willy Aybar DH 3 0 1 1 0 1 4 .160 .214 .240 .454 14 8 -0.014 1.88 0.085 -0.099 0.1 2B,SF
Gabe Kapler RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .219 .306 .406 .712 12 8 -0.050 1.26 0.021 -0.071 -0.2 1 0 2B
   Ben Zobrist PH-RF 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .275 .356 .650 1.006 1 1 0.331 2.91 0.331 0.000 1.0 0 0 HR
Dioner Navarro C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .176 .188 .265 .453 14 7 -0.205 1.56 0.000 -0.205 -1.5 4 2
Jason Bartlett SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .378 .418 .541 .958 13 8 -0.021 1.16 0.051 -0.072 -0.1 3 4
Akinori Iwamura 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .296 .359 .394 .753 12 6 -0.002 1.43 0.070 -0.072 -0.3 4 4
James Shields P 1 0
   Brian Shouse P 0 0
   Troy Percival P 0 0
   J.P. Howell P 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 9 3 4 6 38 .273 .342 .455 .797 136 77 -0.109 1.65 1.057 -1.166 -1.8 26 15
2B: G Kapler (6, off F Liriano); W Aybar (2, off F Liriano); E Longoria (10, off F Liriano).
HR: B Zobrist (4, off J Nathan, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF-RF).
SF: W Aybar (1, off F Liriano).
TB: B Zobrist 4; W Aybar 2; J Bartlett 2; G Kapler 2; E Longoria 2; A Iwamura 2; C Pena.
GIDP: E Longoria (6).
RBI: W Aybar (1); E Longoria (18); B Zobrist (10).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 3. E Longoria-A Iwamura-C Pena; C Pena-J Bartlett-J Shields; C Pena-J Bartlett-C Pena.
E: C Pena (3).
Baserunning
SB: B Upton 2 (5, 2nd base off F Liriano/J Morales, 3rd base off F Liriano/J Morales); C Crawford (7, 2nd base off J Mijares/J Morales).
CS: C Pena (1, 2nd base by F Liriano 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 CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .303 .379 .382 .761 23 13 0.137 1.71 0.190 -0.053 0.5 3 0
Alexi Casilla 2B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .185 .243 .231 .474 17 10 0.016 1.09 0.091 -0.074 -0.3 2 7 2B
   Brendan Harris PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .314 .342 .457 .799 6 2 -0.011 4.04 0.000 -0.011 0.2
Justin Morneau DH 5 1 1 3 0 1 5 .298 .341 .536 .876 13 9 0.221 1.98 0.327 -0.107 0.7 HR
Jason Kubel LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .310 .347 .592 .938 12 4 0.052 0.79 0.060 -0.008 0.8 3 0 IW
   Delmon Young PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .296 .333 .630 -0.015 0.89 0.012 -0.028 -0.3 0 0 CS
Joe Crede 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .210 .300 .403 .703 10 8 -0.075 1.25 0.024 -0.099 -0.7 1 2
Michael Cuddyer RF 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .216 .298 .311 .608 19 9 0.002 1.26 0.064 -0.061 -0.1 1 0 GDP
Brian Buscher 1B 3 0 1 1 0 1 4 .222 .391 .333 .725 14 11 0.113 1.66 0.176 -0.063 0.3 9 1 HBP,GDP
Jose Morales C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .375 .405 .450 .855 11 9 0.005 1.62 0.096 -0.090 -0.4 7 0
Nick Punto SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 .228 .343 .246 .589 14 8 -0.055 1.42 0.029 -0.084 -0.9 1 2 SH,GDP
Francisco Liriano P 0 1
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
   Jose Mijares P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
Team Totals 31 4 9 4 6 5 39 .290 .421 .419 .840 139 83 0.390 1.49 1.069 -0.678 -0.3 27 13
2B: A Casilla (1, off J Shields).
HR: J Morneau (5, off J Shields, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
SH: N Punto (2, off J Howell).
IBB: J Kubel (2, by J Shields).
HBP: B Buscher (1, by J Shields).
TB: J Morneau 4; A Casilla 2; J Morales 2; B Buscher; J Crede; D Span; M Cuddyer; J Kubel.
GIDP: N Punto (2); B Buscher (1); M Cuddyer (2).
RBI: J Morneau 3 (17); B Buscher (2).
2-out RBI: B Buscher.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Crede-A Casilla-B Buscher.
Baserunning
CS: D Young (1, 3rd base by T Percival/D Navarro).

Tampa Bay Rays

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
James Shields 6.2 7 3 3 4 4 1 3.74 29 100 62 38 4 20 12 9 1 0 48 -0.089 1.17 0.5
Brian Shouse 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45 2 7 4 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.002 0.82 -0.1
Troy Percival 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.38 3 16 9 4 1 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.054 0.90 0.9
J.P. Howell, L (0-2) 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.00 5 20 11 7 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 -0.357 3.88 -1.0
Team Totals 8.2 9 4 4 6 5 1 4.15 39 143 86 52 7 27 17 11 1 0 48 2 0 -0.390 1.49 0.3
B Shouse faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

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
Francisco Liriano 6.2 7 2 2 2 3 0 6.04 27 96 57 37 6 14 8 14 6 0 53 0.089 1.26 1.3
Matt Guerrier, H (2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 1 5 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.084 3.21 0.5
Jose Mijares, H (1) 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.00 4 16 10 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.124 2.86 0.5
Joe Nathan, BS (1), W (1-0) 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 2.57 6 23 11 6 2 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 -0.187 2.56 -0.5
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 4 6 1 3.00 38 140 80 45 12 23 10 18 6 0 53 2 0 0.110 1.65 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: B Shouse (1); T Percival (1); J Howell (1).
HBP: J Shields (1; B Buscher).
IBB: J Shields (1; J Kubel).
Pickoffs: F Liriano (2; C Pena, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Hohn, 1B - Bruce Dreckman, 2B - Paul Emmel, 3B - Gary Darling.
Time of Game: 2:57.
Attendance: 18,974.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 0mph.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R TBR B. Zobrist J. Nathan -33% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b9 3-3 1 123 3,(1-1)  RO MIN J. Morneau J. Howell 16% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Morales Scores; Span to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR MIN J. Morneau J. Shields 16% 71% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Span Scores
b6 2-2 2 123 2,(0-1)  R MIN B. Buscher J. Shields 15% 75% Hit By Pitch; Casilla Scores; Kubel to 3B; Cuddyer to 2B
b9 3-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  MIN D. Span J. Howell 12% 83% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Morales to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rays Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O TBR B. Upton F. Liriano 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TBR C. Crawford F. Liriano 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O TBR E. Longoria F. Liriano 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Rays' James Shields facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 9,(3-2)  MIN D. Span J. Shields 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Shields -3% 55% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR MIN J. Morneau J. Shields 16% 71% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Span Scores
b1 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Kubel J. Shields 2% 73% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b1 2-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Crede J. Shields 2% 76% Single to LF (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Kubel to 2B
b1 2-0 1 12- 3,(0-2)  OO MIN M. Cuddyer J. Shields -6% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 2nd, Rays Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O TBR C. Pena F. Liriano 2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O TBR W. Aybar F. Liriano 2% 73% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 0-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  TBR G. Kapler F. Liriano -2% 71% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O TBR D. Navarro F. Liriano 3% 74% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 0, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rays' James Shields facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  MIN B. Buscher J. Shields 2% 77% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b2 2-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morales J. Shields -2% 75% Flyball: LF
b2 2-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. Shields -2% 73% Strikeout Looking
b2 2-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O MIN D. Span J. Shields -2% 71% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 3rd, Rays Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR J. Bartlett F. Liriano 3% 73% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TBR A. Iwamura F. Liriano 2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O TBR B. Upton F. Liriano 1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 0, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rays' James Shields facing 2-3-4
b3 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Shields -2% 75% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b3 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Shields -1% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 2-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Shields -1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 4th, Rays Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TBR C. Crawford F. Liriano -4% 68% Walk
t4 0-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO TBR E. Longoria F. Liriano 9% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O TBR C. Pena F. Liriano 1% 78% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 0, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rays' James Shields facing 5-6-7
b4 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Crede J. Shields -2% 77% Lineout: 2B
b4 2-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN M. Cuddyer J. Shields 2% 78% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 2-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO MIN B. Buscher J. Shields -4% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 5th, Rays Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 5-6-7
t5 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TBR W. Aybar F. Liriano -7% 67% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t5 0-2 0 -2- 4,(0-2)  O TBR G. Kapler F. Liriano 3% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B; Aybar to 3B
t5 0-2 1 --3 3,(2-0)  O TBR D. Navarro F. Liriano 8% 78% Fielder's Choice SS; Aybar out at Hm/SS-C
t5 0-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  TBR J. Bartlett F. Liriano -3% 76% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Navarro to 2B
t5 0-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O TBR A. Iwamura F. Liriano 5% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rays 0, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rays' James Shields facing 8-9-1
b5 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Morales J. Shields 2% 83% Single to 3B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 3B)
b5 2-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO MIN N. Punto J. Shields -5% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B (2B-1B)
b5 2-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN D. Span J. Shields -1% 77% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 6th, Rays Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 1-2-3
t6 0-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TBR B. Upton F. Liriano -5% 72% Walk
t6 0-2 0 1-- TBR C. Crawford F. Liriano -3% 70% Upton Steals 2B
t6 0-2 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O TBR C. Crawford F. Liriano 6% 75% Lineout: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t6 0-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  TBR E. Longoria F. Liriano -3% 73% Upton Steals 3B
t6 0-2 1 --3 2,(1-0)  R TBR E. Longoria F. Liriano -10% 63% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Upton Scores
t6 1-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  TBR C. Pena F. Liriano -8% 55% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Longoria to 3B
t6 1-2 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  RO TBR W. Aybar F. Liriano -1% 54% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Longoria Scores
t6 2-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TBR G. Kapler F. Liriano 4% 58% Pena Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 2, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Rays' James Shields facing 2-3-4
b6 2-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN A. Casilla J. Shields 9% 67% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b6 2-2 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Shields -6% 61% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b6 2-2 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Kubel J. Shields 2% 63% Intentional Walk
b6 2-2 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Crede J. Shields -6% 56% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b6 2-2 2 12- 6,(3-2)  MIN M. Cuddyer J. Shields 4% 60% Walk; Casilla to 3B; Kubel to 2B
b6 2-2 2 123 2,(0-1)  R MIN B. Buscher J. Shields 15% 75% Hit By Pitch; Casilla Scores; Kubel to 3B; Cuddyer to 2B
b6 3-2 2 123 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Morales J. Shields -7% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rays 2, Twins 3.
Top of the 7th, Rays Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 6-7-8
t7 2-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TBR G. Kapler F. Liriano 4% 73% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t7 2-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TBR D. Navarro F. Liriano 3% 76% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
t7 2-3 2 --- 3,(2-0)  TBR J. Bartlett F. Liriano -2% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t7 2-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  TBR A. Iwamura F. Liriano -4% 70% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Bartlett to 2B
Matt Guerrier replaces Francisco Liriano pitching
t7 2-3 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O TBR B. Upton M. Guerrier 8% 79% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rays 2, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Rays' James Shields facing 9-1-2
b7 3-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto J. Shields 3% 81% Walk
b7 3-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Span J. Shields -3% 79% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b7 3-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Shields -3% 76% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
Brian Shouse replaces James Shields pitching
b7 3-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Morneau B. Shouse 1% 77% Wild Pitch; Span to 2B
b7 3-2 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Morneau B. Shouse -3% 74% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 2, Twins 3.
Top of the 8th, Rays Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Jose Mijares facing 2-3-4
Jose Mijares replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
t8 2-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TBR C. Crawford J. Mijares -9% 65% Walk
t8 2-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TBR E. Longoria J. Mijares 4% 70% Strikeout Swinging, Crawford Steals 2B
t8 2-3 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O TBR C. Pena J. Mijares 9% 78% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O TBR W. Aybar J. Mijares 8% 86% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 2, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Rays' Brian Shouse facing 4-5-6
b8 3-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Kubel B. Shouse 2% 88% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
Troy Percival replaces Brian Shouse pitching
Delmon Young pinch runs for Jason Kubel (LF) batting 4th
b8 3-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Crede T. Percival -2% 86% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
b8 3-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN M. Cuddyer T. Percival 1% 88% Wild Pitch; Young to 2B
b8 3-2 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Cuddyer T. Percival 1% 88% Walk
b8 3-2 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Buscher T. Percival -3% 86% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-2 2 12- 4,(0-2)  O MIN J. Morales T. Percival -3% 83% Young Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rays 2, Twins 3.
Top of the 9th, Rays Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 6-7-8
Joe Nathan replaces Jose Mijares pitching
Delmon Young moves from PR to LF
Ben Zobrist pinch hits for Gabe Kapler (RF) batting 6th
t9 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R TBR B. Zobrist J. Nathan -33% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t9 3-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O TBR D. Navarro J. Nathan 6% 56% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 3-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TBR J. Bartlett J. Nathan 5% 61% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
t9 3-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  TBR A. Iwamura J. Nathan -3% 58% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
t9 3-3 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  TBR B. Upton J. Nathan -5% 53% Walk; Iwamura to 2B
t9 3-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O TBR C. Crawford J. Nathan 12% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rays 3, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Tied 3-3, Rays' J.P. Howell facing 8-9-1
J.P. Howell replaces Troy Percival pitching
Ben Zobrist moves from PH to RF
b9 3-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  MIN J. Morales J. Howell 7% 72% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
b9 3-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN N. Punto J. Howell -1% 70% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Morales to 2B
b9 3-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  MIN D. Span J. Howell 12% 83% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Morales to 3B
Brendan Harris pinch hits for Alexi Casilla (2B) batting 2nd
b9 3-3 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  MIN B. Harris J. Howell 2% 85% Wild Pitch; Span to 2B
b9 3-3 1 -23 6,(3-2)  MIN B. Harris J. Howell -1% 84% Walk
b9 3-3 1 123 3,(1-1)  RO MIN J. Morneau J. Howell 16% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Morales Scores; Span to 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rays 3, Twins 4.

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