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Standings
LAD
@LAA
6
4
ATL
@BOS
0
3
MIL
@DET
5
9
STL
@KCR
7
1
HOU
@MIN
6
5
ARI
@SEA
3
7
CLE
@CHC
5
6
 
(13)
CHW
@CIN
10
8
PIT
@COL
7
9
NYY
@FLA
1
2
TBR
@NYM
3
1
BAL
@PHI
6
5
OAK
@SDP
6
3
TEX
@SFG
1
2
 
(11)
TOR
@WSN
3
5
 
(12)
Saturday, June 20, 2009, 6:10PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 34,710, Time of Game: 3:03
Astros
6
31-36
 Won 1 
5th, 6 GB
at Twins
5
35-35
 Lost 1 
2nd, 3 GB
W: Brian Moehler (4-4)
L: Sean Henn (0-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  1  0   4  1  0    6  9  0
Twins           1  1  0   0  0  1   0  2  0    5  8  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Michael Bourn CF 3 1 2 2 1 1 4 .298 .377 .423 .801 23 14 0.405 1.48 0.428 -0.023 2.5 3 0 HR,2B
Jeff Keppinger 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .260 .333 .415 .748 14 11 -0.064 1.20 0.024 -0.088 -0.5 1 2 SH
Miguel Tejada SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .331 .359 .482 .841 10 8 -0.158 1.27 0.000 -0.158 -1.5 1 1 GDP
Carlos Lee DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .305 .359 .508 .867 11 8 -0.128 1.16 0.000 -0.128 -1.1
Lance Berkman 1B 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .241 .378 .487 .864 24 15 -0.005 0.87 0.078 -0.082 0.3 12 1 HR
Hunter Pence RF 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .324 .401 .531 .932 11 7 0.076 0.58 0.091 -0.015 0.5 1 0 2B
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 1 2 2 0 2 4 .253 .283 .407 .690 13 10 0.194 1.26 0.237 -0.043 1.5 6 0 2B
Darin Erstad LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .141 .195 .197 .392 8 5 -0.067 1.21 0.000 -0.067 -0.5 0 0
   Jason Michaels PH-LF 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 .200 .273 .333 .606 5 4 0.204 1.42 0.217 -0.014 1.0 0 0 2B
Matt Kata 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .190 .227 .238 .465 19 13 -0.119 1.14 0.000 -0.119 -0.9 2 9
Brian Moehler P 1 1
   Chris Sampson P 0 0
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0
   Jose Valverde P 0 0
Team Totals 34 6 9 6 1 7 36 .265 .286 .559 .845 138 95 0.338 1.14 1.075 -0.737 1.2 27 14
2B: M Bourn (15, off S Baker); I Rodriguez (8, off S Baker); H Pence (12, off S Baker); J Michaels (8, off S Henn).
HR: M Bourn (2, off S Henn, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF); L Berkman (14, off L Ayala, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
SH: J Keppinger (4, off S Baker).
TB: M Bourn 6; L Berkman 4; I Rodriguez 3; H Pence 3; J Michaels 2; J Keppinger.
GIDP: M Tejada (13).
RBI: I Rodriguez 2 (29); M Bourn 2 (18); L Berkman (38); J Michaels (5).
2-out RBI: M Bourn 2; L Berkman.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 10.

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brendan Harris SS 4 1 3 1 0 1 4 .296 .347 .413 .761 15 10 0.137 0.96 0.176 -0.039 1.4 0 3 HR,2B
Joe Mauer C 4 2 1 1 0 0 4 .417 .485 .744 1.229 14 11 0.021 1.06 0.109 -0.089 0.1 7 0 HR,SB
Justin Morneau 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .320 .393 .575 .968 9 9 -0.092 0.88 0.000 -0.092 -1.1 8 1
Jason Kubel DH 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .314 .374 .555 .929 22 14 0.103 0.58 0.139 -0.036 1.2 HR
Michael Cuddyer RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .276 .355 .509 .864 19 10 -0.073 0.70 0.000 -0.073 -0.6 2 0
Brian Buscher 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .200 .330 .318 .648 22 14 -0.047 1.50 0.068 -0.115 -0.1 0 1
Delmon Young LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .258 .285 .319 .604 10 7 -0.056 1.66 0.097 -0.153 0.2 1 0 HR
Carlos Gomez CF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .223 .284 .318 .602 12 8 -0.019 1.05 0.041 -0.059 0.0 3 0 SB
   Jose Morales PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .370 .433 .444 .878 7 4 0.098 1.89 0.098 0.000 0.2 2B
   Jason Pridie PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Nick Punto 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .221 .312 .248 .560 10 6 -0.046 0.91 0.000 -0.046 -0.6 4 2
   Matt Tolbert 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .173 .268 .235 .503 1 1 -0.040 1.38 0.000 -0.040 -0.2 1 1
   Joe Crede PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .227 .301 .449 .750 3 1 -0.148 5.11 0.000 -0.148 -0.3
Scott Baker P 1 4
   Sean Henn P 0 0
   Luis Ayala P 0 1
   R.A. Dickey P 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 8 5 1 6 36 .229 .250 .629 .879 144 95 -0.162 1.18 0.728 -0.890 0.2 27 13
2B: B Harris (11, off B Moehler); J Morales (4, off J Valverde).
HR: B Harris (4, off B Moehler, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF); D Young (2, off B Moehler, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF-CF); J Mauer (14, off B Moehler, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF); J Kubel (12, off L Hawkins, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
TB: B Harris 7; D Young 4; J Kubel 4; J Mauer 4; J Morales 2; B Buscher.
RBI: J Kubel 2 (39); D Young (22); B Harris (13); J Mauer (42).
2-out RBI: J Kubel 2; D Young.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Buscher-N Punto-J Morneau.
Baserunning
SB: C Gomez (7, 2nd base off B Moehler/I Rodriguez); J Mauer (1, 2nd base off L Hawkins/I Rodriguez).

Houston Astros

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
Brian Moehler, W (4-4) 6 4 3 3 1 3 3 6.43 23 97 66 38 7 21 11 8 0 0 54 -0.056 0.68 0.2
Chris Sampson, H (10) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.25 4 12 9 4 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.085 1.93 0.5
LaTroy Hawkins, H (5) 1 2 2 2 0 1 1 2.90 5 18 11 5 3 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 -0.078 1.27 -1.5
Jose Valverde, S (4) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.65 4 17 9 6 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.210 3.32 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 1 6 4 5.00 36 144 95 53 14 28 15 14 2 0 54 0 0 0.161 1.18 -0.2

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 6.1 6 3 3 1 6 0 5.22 25 101 70 46 10 14 8 10 4 0 54 0.128 1.23 1.2
Sean Henn, BS (1), L (0-3) 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 1 7.36 3 8 6 4 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 -0.466 2.32 -2.6
Luis Ayala 1.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 4.18 5 19 13 13 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 -0.041 0.34 -0.4
R.A. Dickey 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.63 3 10 6 3 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.041 0.54 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 6 6 1 7 2 6.00 36 138 95 66 12 17 11 17 4 0 54 1 1 -0.338 1.14 -1.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Layne, 1B - Tony Randazzo, 2B - Chris Guccione, 3B - Mike Winters.
Time of Game: 3:03.
Attendance: 34,710.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 0mph.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 3-3 2 --3 2,(1-0)  RR HOU M. Bourn S. Henn 30% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Michaels Scores
t7 2-3 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  R HOU J. Michaels S. Henn 22% 53% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Rodriguez Scores
b9 5-6 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O MIN J. Crede J. Valverde 15% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b8 3-6 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  RR MIN J. Kubel L. Hawkins -14% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Mauer Scores
t5 0-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  R HOU I. Rodriguez S. Baker 13% 39% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Pence Scores

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Scott Baker facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn S. Baker -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(1-2)  HOU J. Keppinger S. Baker 2% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO HOU M. Tejada S. Baker -5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R MIN B. Harris B. Moehler -10% 36% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b1 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Mauer B. Moehler 2% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau B. Moehler 1% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b1 1-0 2 --- 10,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel B. Moehler 1% 40% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Scott Baker facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Lee S. Baker -2% 37% Groundout: P-SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman S. Baker -2% 36% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence S. Baker -1% 35% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer B. Moehler 2% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN B. Buscher B. Moehler 1% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b2 1-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  R MIN D. Young B. Moehler -10% 28% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b2 2-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN C. Gomez B. Moehler 1% 29% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez S. Baker -3% 27% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU D. Erstad S. Baker -2% 25% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU M. Kata S. Baker -1% 24% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 9-1-2
b3 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN N. Punto B. Moehler 2% 25% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN B. Harris B. Moehler -3% 22% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b3 2-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Mauer B. Moehler 2% 25% Groundout: 2B-1B; Harris to 3B
b3 2-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau B. Moehler 3% 27% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 1-2-3
t4 0-2 0 --- 10,(2-2)  HOU M. Bourn S. Baker 7% 34% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t4 0-2 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger S. Baker -5% 29% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Tejada S. Baker -4% 26% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Bourn to 3B
t4 0-2 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Lee S. Baker -4% 22% Groundout: P-SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 4-5-6
b4 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Kubel B. Moehler 2% 23% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer B. Moehler 1% 24% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 2-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O MIN B. Buscher B. Moehler 1% 25% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 5-6-7
t5 0-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman S. Baker -3% 22% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU H. Pence S. Baker 3% 26% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
t5 0-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  R HOU I. Rodriguez S. Baker 13% 39% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Pence Scores
t5 1-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Erstad S. Baker -5% 34% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 1-2 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  O HOU M. Kata S. Baker -5% 29% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 7-8-9
b5 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Young B. Moehler 2% 32% Flyball: CF
b5 2-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN C. Gomez B. Moehler -2% 29% Walk
b5 2-1 1 1-- 3,(1-2)  MIN N. Punto B. Moehler -2% 28% Gomez Steals 2B
b5 2-1 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN N. Punto B. Moehler 3% 30% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Gomez to 3B
b5 2-1 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Harris B. Moehler 4% 34% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 1-2-3
t6 1-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Bourn S. Baker 6% 40% Walk
t6 1-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Keppinger S. Baker -3% 37% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Bourn to 2B
t6 1-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Tejada S. Baker -6% 32% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t6 1-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Lee S. Baker -5% 26% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 2-3-4
b6 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R MIN J. Mauer B. Moehler -10% 16% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b6 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau B. Moehler 1% 17% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b6 3-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN J. Kubel B. Moehler 1% 18% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 3-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer B. Moehler 1% 19% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Twins 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Scott Baker facing 5-6-7
Matt Tolbert replaces Nick Punto playing 2B batting 9th
t7 1-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman S. Baker -4% 15% Groundout: P-SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 1-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU H. Pence S. Baker 6% 21% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t7 1-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R HOU I. Rodriguez S. Baker 10% 32% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Pence Scores
Sean Henn replaces Scott Baker pitching
Jason Michaels pinch hits for Darin Erstad (LF) batting 8th
t7 2-3 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  R HOU J. Michaels S. Henn 22% 53% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Rodriguez Scores
t7 3-3 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Kata S. Henn -5% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Michaels to 3B
t7 3-3 2 --3 2,(1-0)  RR HOU M. Bourn S. Henn 30% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Michaels Scores
Luis Ayala replaces Sean Henn pitching
t7 5-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Keppinger L. Ayala -1% 77% Foul Popfly: 2B (1B Foul)
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 6-7-8
Chris Sampson replaces Brian Moehler pitching
Jason Michaels moves from PH to LF
b7 3-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN B. Buscher C. Sampson -7% 71% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b7 3-5 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Young C. Sampson 6% 77% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-5 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN C. Gomez C. Sampson 5% 82% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
b7 3-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Tolbert C. Sampson 4% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Twins 3.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Twins' Luis Ayala facing 3-4-5
t8 5-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Tejada L. Ayala -1% 85% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t8 5-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Lee L. Ayala -1% 84% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t8 5-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  R HOU L. Berkman L. Ayala 8% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t8 6-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU H. Pence L. Ayala -0% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-6, Astros' LaTroy Hawkins facing 1-2-3
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Chris Sampson pitching
b8 3-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN B. Harris L. Hawkins -5% 86% Single to CF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
b8 3-6 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O MIN J. Mauer L. Hawkins 5% 91% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b8 3-6 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Morneau L. Hawkins 4% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-6 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN J. Kubel L. Hawkins -1% 94% Mauer Steals 2B
b8 3-6 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  RR MIN J. Kubel L. Hawkins -14% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Mauer Scores
b8 5-6 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer L. Hawkins 3% 83% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Twins 5.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-5, Twins' R.A. Dickey facing 7-8-9
R.A. Dickey replaces Luis Ayala pitching
t9 6-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez R. Dickey -2% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t9 6-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Michaels R. Dickey -1% 80% Flyball: RF
t9 6-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU M. Kata R. Dickey -1% 79% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-6, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 6-7-8
Jose Valverde replaces LaTroy Hawkins pitching
b9 5-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Buscher J. Valverde 9% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b9 5-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Young J. Valverde 7% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
Jose Morales pinch hits for Carlos Gomez (CF) batting 8th
b9 5-6 2 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN J. Morales J. Valverde -10% 85% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
Joe Crede pinch hits for Matt Tolbert (2B) batting 9th
Jason Pridie pinch runs for Jose Morales (PH) batting 8th
b9 5-6 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O MIN J. Crede J. Valverde 15% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 6, 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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