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Standings
BOS
@BAL
9
3
KCR
@CHW
2
1
DET
@MIN
6
2
CLE
@OAK
4
11
NYY
@SEA
1
7
TOR
@TBR
1
3
LAA
@TEX
10
5
COL
@ARI
5
1
PHI
@ATL
4
2
FLA
@CIN
1
8
SFG
@LAD
2
6
HOU
@MIL
0
6
WSN
@NYM
2
6
SDP
@PIT
4
0
CHC
@STL
6
3
 
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Sunday, September 20, 2009, 1:10PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 36,335, Time of Game: 3:12
Tigers
6
79-70
 Won 1 
1st
at Twins
2
76-73
 Lost 1 
2nd, 3 GB
L: Scott Baker (13-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   1  3  0   0  2  0    6 13  0
Twins           1  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  1

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 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .248 .330 .452 .782 19 9 -0.091 1.26 0.001 -0.092 -0.8 3 0 IW
Placido Polanco 2B 4 1 2 3 0 1 5 .283 .328 .405 .733 21 15 0.156 1.01 0.200 -0.043 1.0 4 4 SF
Marcus Thames DH 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .254 .317 .464 .780 17 12 -0.039 1.02 0.037 -0.075 -0.4
   Aubrey Huff PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .245 .309 .393 .703 6 3 -0.009 0.31 0.000 -0.009 -0.5
Miguel Cabrera 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .332 .401 .551 .952 12 9 -0.084 0.87 0.017 -0.101 -1.0 8 1 2B
Magglio Ordonez RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .290 .359 .394 .753 14 10 0.079 1.04 0.130 -0.051 0.5 0 0
   Clete Thomas RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .244 .331 .394 .725 5 3 0.002 0.04 0.002 0.000 0.3 1 0
Carlos Guillen LF 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 .238 .325 .404 .729 10 6 0.122 0.85 0.139 -0.017 1.0 0 0 3B
   Ryan Raburn PH-LF 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .276 .336 .502 .838 9 5 0.031 0.63 0.067 -0.036 0.3 1 0 HR
Brandon Inge 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 5 .234 .323 .422 .745 22 12 -0.064 0.61 0.011 -0.075 -0.2 0 1 HBP
Gerald Laird C 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .227 .306 .330 .636 20 14 0.055 0.67 0.085 -0.030 0.6 7 1
Ramon Santiago SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 .263 .319 .399 .718 8 6 0.095 1.04 0.108 -0.013 0.6 2 4 SH
Nate Robertson P 1 0
   Zach Miner P 0 0
   Bobby Seay P 0 0
   Fernando Rodney P 0 0
Team Totals 38 6 13 6 3 9 44 .342 .395 .500 .895 163 104 0.253 0.88 0.797 -0.542 1.2 27 11
2B: M Cabrera (32, off F Liriano).
3B: C Guillen (3, off S Baker).
HR: R Raburn (13, off F Liriano, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
SF: P Polanco (5, off J Rauch).
SH: R Santiago (9, off J Rauch).
IBB: C Granderson (4, by J Rauch).
HBP: B Inge (17, by B Keppel).
TB: R Raburn 4; C Guillen 3; M Ordonez 2; M Cabrera 2; P Polanco 2; G Laird 2; R Santiago 2; C Thomas; M Thames.
RBI: P Polanco 3 (68); M Ordonez (41); C Guillen (34); R Raburn (40).
2-out RBI: C Guillen; M Ordonez.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Santiago-P Polanco-M Cabrera.

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 0 0 0 0 4 4 .306 .387 .410 .797 22 15 -0.144 1.42 0.000 -0.144 -1.3 2 0
Orlando Cabrera SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .269 .306 .366 .672 19 9 -0.013 1.03 0.060 -0.073 -0.0 0 1
Joe Mauer C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .374 .442 .611 1.054 11 10 0.035 1.01 0.091 -0.056 0.6 9 0
Jason Kubel RF 3 0 0 1 1 1 4 .301 .371 .526 .897 17 9 -0.059 1.12 0.030 -0.088 -0.8 5 0 GDP
Michael Cuddyer 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .272 .333 .514 .847 15 11 -0.091 0.83 0.000 -0.091 -0.9 9 0
Delmon Young LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .268 .291 .387 .678 19 12 0.014 0.82 0.072 -0.058 -0.0 1 0 2B
Brendan Harris DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .261 .310 .360 .670 17 9 -0.046 0.86 0.000 -0.046 -0.5
   Jose Morales PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .367 .420 .433 .853 5 1 0.013 0.23 0.013 0.000 0.3
Matt Tolbert 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .215 .298 .262 .559 16 12 0.001 0.98 0.088 -0.086 -0.3 0 4 SB
Nick Punto 2B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .227 .325 .284 .609 15 9 0.042 1.41 0.132 -0.090 0.2 1 2 SB,CS
Scott Baker P 0 0
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Jesse Crain P 0 0
   Francisco Liriano P 0 0
   Jon Rauch P 0 1
   Bobby Keppel P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 4 7 36 .219 .306 .250 .556 156 97 -0.248 1.03 0.486 -0.732 -2.8 27 8
2B: D Young (14, off N Robertson).
TB: M Tolbert 2; D Young 2; J Mauer 2; N Punto; O Cabrera.
GIDP: J Kubel (10).
RBI: N Punto (33); J Kubel (87).
2-out RBI: N Punto.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
E: D Young (4).
Baserunning
SB: M Tolbert (6, 2nd base off N Robertson/G Laird); N Punto (12, 2nd base off Z Miner/G Laird).
CS: N Punto (3, 2nd base by N Robertson/G Laird).

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
Nate Robertson, W (2-2) 5 5 2 2 3 6 0 5.13 22 98 62 31 11 20 5 8 2 0 52 0.035 1.02 0.7
Zach Miner, H (7) 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.41 7 36 21 11 3 7 1 5 0 0 0 0 0.162 1.58 1.1
Bobby Seay 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.54 3 8 5 4 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.031 0.68 0.5
Fernando Rodney 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.82 4 16 10 4 1 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.020 0.36 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 4 7 0 2.00 36 158 98 50 15 33 11 14 2 0 52 0 0 0.248 1.03 2.8

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, L (13-9) 4.2 8 4 4 1 5 0 4.43 23 86 57 35 12 10 8 9 1 0 36 -0.275 1.23 -1.8
Ron Mahay 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.53 1 5 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.035 1.33 0.5
Jesse Crain 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.04 3 9 7 3 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.012 0.71 0.2
Francisco Liriano 1.1 2 2 2 1 1 1 5.79 7 27 16 11 3 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 -0.012 0.59 -0.5
Jon Rauch 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.92 5 20 10 8 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 1 -0.017 0.48 -0.1
Bobby Keppel 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.96 5 16 11 8 0 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.004 0.06 0.5
Team Totals 9 13 6 6 3 9 1 6.00 44 163 104 65 18 21 14 17 3 0 36 4 1 -0.253 0.88 -1.2
F Liriano faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Keppel (5; B Inge).
IBB: J Rauch (1; C Granderson).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Chris Guccione, 1B - Mike Winters, 2B - Jerry Layne, 3B - Tony Randazzo.
Time of Game: 3:12.
Attendance: 36,335.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 69° F, Wind 0mph.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 1-2 1 -23 3,(1-1)  RR DET P. Polanco S. Baker 15% 64% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Laird Scores; Santiago Scores
t4 0-1 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  R DET C. Guillen S. Baker 14% 48% Triple to RF (Fly Ball); Ordonez Scores
t5 3-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R DET M. Ordonez S. Baker 11% 74% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Polanco Scores; Thames to 2B
b4 1-1 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R MIN N. Punto N. Robertson -11% 34% Single to LF (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Young Scores
t5 1-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  DET R. Santiago S. Baker 8% 49% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Laird 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 --- 7,(3-2)  O DET C. Granderson S. Baker -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  DET P. Polanco S. Baker 4% 52% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Polanco to 2B/Adv on E7
t1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O DET M. Thames S. Baker -3% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O DET M. Cabrera S. Baker -3% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Span N. Robertson 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN O. Cabrera N. Robertson -2% 45% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  MIN J. Mauer N. Robertson -6% 39% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Cabrera to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  RO MIN J. Kubel N. Robertson -2% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Cabrera Scores; Mauer to 2B
b1 1-0 2 -2- 8,(2-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer N. Robertson 3% 40% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Scott Baker facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET M. Ordonez S. Baker -2% 37% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t2 0-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O DET C. Guillen S. Baker -2% 36% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O DET B. Inge S. Baker -1% 35% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Young N. Robertson 2% 37% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b2 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN B. Harris N. Robertson 1% 38% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Tolbert N. Robertson -1% 37% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
b2 1-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN N. Punto N. Robertson -1% 36% Tolbert Steals 2B
b2 1-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN N. Punto N. Robertson -1% 35% Walk
b2 1-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Span N. Robertson 4% 39% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Scott Baker facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET G. Laird S. Baker -3% 36% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  DET R. Santiago S. Baker 3% 39% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 0-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O DET C. Granderson S. Baker -3% 36% Popfly: 2B (SS-2B)
t3 0-1 2 1-- 5,(0-2)  O DET P. Polanco S. Baker -3% 33% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN O. Cabrera N. Robertson 2% 35% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b3 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Mauer N. Robertson 2% 37% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b3 1-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Kubel N. Robertson -1% 36% Walk
b3 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cuddyer N. Robertson 2% 38% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Scott Baker facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET M. Thames S. Baker -3% 35% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t4 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET M. Cabrera S. Baker -2% 33% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  DET M. Ordonez S. Baker 2% 35% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t4 0-1 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  R DET C. Guillen S. Baker 14% 48% Triple to RF (Fly Ball); Ordonez Scores
t4 1-1 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O DET B. Inge S. Baker -5% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 6-7-8
b4 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN D. Young N. Robertson -7% 37% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b4 1-1 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O MIN B. Harris N. Robertson 2% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B; Young to 3B
b4 1-1 1 --3 7,(2-2)  O MIN M. Tolbert N. Robertson 7% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 1-1 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R MIN N. Punto N. Robertson -11% 34% Single to LF (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Young Scores
b4 2-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Span N. Robertson 2% 36% Punto Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  DET G. Laird S. Baker 5% 42% Walk
t5 1-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  DET R. Santiago S. Baker 8% 49% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Laird to 2B
t5 1-2 0 12- 3,(2-0)  O DET C. Granderson S. Baker -1% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Laird to 3B; Santiago to 2B
t5 1-2 1 -23 3,(1-1)  RR DET P. Polanco S. Baker 15% 64% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Laird Scores; Santiago Scores
t5 3-2 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  DET M. Thames S. Baker 4% 67% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Polanco to 2B
t5 3-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O DET M. Cabrera S. Baker -5% 63% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t5 3-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R DET M. Ordonez S. Baker 11% 74% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Polanco Scores; Thames to 2B
Ron Mahay replaces Scott Baker pitching
Ryan Raburn pinch hits for Carlos Guillen (LF) batting 6th
t5 4-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O DET R. Raburn R. Mahay -4% 71% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 1-2-3
Ryan Raburn moves from PH to LF
b5 2-4 0 --- 6,(0-2)  O MIN D. Span N. Robertson 3% 74% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN O. Cabrera N. Robertson -4% 70% Walk
b5 2-4 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Mauer N. Robertson 4% 74% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
b5 2-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Kubel N. Robertson 3% 77% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Twins 2.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Twins' Jesse Crain facing 7-8-9
Jesse Crain replaces Ron Mahay pitching
t6 4-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Inge J. Crain -2% 76% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  DET G. Laird J. Crain 2% 78% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home)
t6 4-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O DET R. Santiago J. Crain -1% 76% Flyball: LF (Deep LF); Laird to 2B
Francisco Liriano replaces Jesse Crain pitching
t6 4-2 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O DET C. Granderson F. Liriano -3% 73% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Zach Miner facing 5-6-7
Zach Miner replaces Nate Robertson pitching
b6 2-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer Z. Miner 4% 77% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 2-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Young Z. Miner 2% 80% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b6 2-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN B. Harris Z. Miner 2% 81% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Twins 2.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 2-3-4
t7 4-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET P. Polanco F. Liriano -2% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 4-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O DET M. Thames F. Liriano -1% 78% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  DET M. Cabrera F. Liriano 2% 80% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t7 4-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O DET M. Ordonez F. Liriano -3% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Zach Miner facing 8-9-1
Clete Thomas replaces Magglio Ordonez playing RF batting 5th
b7 2-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  MIN M. Tolbert Z. Miner -7% 71% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
b7 2-4 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN N. Punto Z. Miner 6% 77% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
b7 2-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Span Z. Miner 4% 81% Strikeout Swinging, Punto Steals 2B
b7 2-4 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O MIN O. Cabrera Z. Miner 5% 86% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Twins 2.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 6-7-8
t8 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R DET R. Raburn F. Liriano 7% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t8 5-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  DET B. Inge F. Liriano 1% 94% Walk
Jon Rauch replaces Francisco Liriano pitching
t8 5-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  DET G. Laird J. Rauch 2% 95% Single to CF (Line Drive); Inge to 2B
t8 5-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O DET R. Santiago J. Rauch 0% 95% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Inge to 3B; Laird to 2B
t8 5-2 1 -23 4,(3-0)  DET C. Granderson J. Rauch 0% 95% Intentional Walk
t8 5-2 1 123 7,(3-2)  RO DET P. Polanco J. Rauch 1% 96% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Inge Scores; Laird to 3B
Aubrey Huff pinch hits for Marcus Thames (DH) batting 3rd
t8 6-2 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  O DET A. Huff J. Rauch -1% 95% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 6, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-6, Tigers' Bobby Seay facing 3-4-5
Bobby Seay replaces Zach Miner pitching
b8 2-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN J. Mauer B. Seay -3% 92% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
b8 2-6 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO MIN J. Kubel B. Seay 6% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
b8 2-6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer B. Seay 0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Twins 2.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-2, Twins' Bobby Keppel facing 4-5-6
Bobby Keppel replaces Jon Rauch pitching
t9 6-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET M. Cabrera B. Keppel -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t9 6-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  DET C. Thomas B. Keppel 0% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t9 6-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O DET R. Raburn B. Keppel -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Thomas to 2B
t9 6-2 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  DET B. Inge B. Keppel 0% 98% Hit By Pitch
t9 6-2 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O DET G. Laird B. Keppel -0% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 6, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-6, Tigers' Fernando Rodney facing 6-7-8
Fernando Rodney replaces Bobby Seay pitching
b9 2-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Young F. Rodney 1% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
Jose Morales pinch hits for Brendan Harris (DH) batting 7th
b9 2-6 1 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Morales F. Rodney -1% 98% Walk
b9 2-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Tolbert F. Rodney 1% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b9 2-6 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O MIN N. Punto F. Rodney 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 6, Twins 2.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • 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.

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