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BAL
@BOS
4
7
OAK
@CHW
7
4
TEX
@DET
4
2
CLE
@MIL
4
8
MIN
@NYY
5
8
CAL
@SEA
5
9
KCR
@TOR
0
3
HOU
@LAD
3
2
CHC
@PHI
6
4
MON
@PIT
7
6
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@SDP
5
6
ATL
@SFG
5
7
NYM
@STL
9
4
Friday, April 14, 1989, 7:35
, Yankee Stadium II
Attendance: 46,028, Time of Game: 2:33
Twins
5
5-4
 Lost 2 
4th, 3 GB
at Yankees
8
3-7
 Won 2 
7th, 2½ GB
W: Al Leiter (1-1)
L: Mike Cook (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  1  2   1  0  1   0  0  0    5  5  0
Yankees         0  0  0   0  5  0   2  1  X    8 12  2

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dan Gladden LF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .314 .351 .343 .694 16 12 -0.012 1.10 0.083 -0.096 -0.0 1 1 SB
Wally Backman 2B 3 2 0 0 2 0 5 .270 .325 .378 .703 17 6 0.027 1.02 0.093 -0.066 0.2 1 3 SB
Kirby Puckett CF 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .344 .421 .594 1.015 23 14 -0.123 1.17 0.006 -0.129 -1.0 4 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .324 .342 .432 .775 18 10 -0.020 1.05 0.091 -0.111 0.0 0 2
Gene Larkin 1B 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .276 .364 .414 .777 3 1 0.026 0.65 0.026 0.000 0.3 2 0 HBP
   Kent Hrbek PH-1B 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .281 .361 .469 .830 23 13 0.084 1.52 0.100 -0.016 0.5 12 0
Carmelo Castillo RF 4 0 2 3 1 0 5 .429 .529 .786 1.315 18 10 0.289 1.83 0.338 -0.048 2.8 0 0 SB
Brian Harper DH 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .412 .444 .706 1.150 14 8 -0.026 1.57 0.117 -0.143 -0.2
Tim Laudner C 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .182 .217 .227 .445 20 14 -0.084 0.95 0.018 -0.102 -1.4 3 1
Greg Gagne SS 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .241 .267 .345 .611 18 9 -0.051 0.79 0.028 -0.079 -0.4 1 5 SB
Frank Viola P 0 1
   Mike Cook P 0 0
   Jeff Reardon P 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 5 4 9 10 44 .147 .341 .147 .488 170 97 0.110 1.21 0.900 -0.790 0.7 24 13
HBP: G Larkin (1, by A Leiter).
TB: C Castillo 2; D Gladden; B Harper; T Laudner.
RBI: C Castillo 3 (7); B Harper (8).
2-out RBI: C Castillo 3; B Harper.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 2 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Backman-G Gagne-G Larkin.
Outfield Assists: D Gladden (D Slaught at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: W Backman (1, 2nd base off A Leiter/D Slaught); D Gladden (5, 3rd base off A Leiter/D Slaught); G Gagne (1, 2nd base off A Leiter/D Slaught); C Castillo (1, 2nd base off A Leiter/D Slaught).

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson LF 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .278 .422 .361 .783 20 11 0.050 0.98 0.092 -0.042 0.4 4 0
Steve Sax 2B 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .231 .244 .410 .654 15 6 -0.020 1.33 0.098 -0.118 0.8 0 1 2B
Don Mattingly 1B 3 2 1 0 2 1 5 .217 .367 .304 .671 19 7 0.124 1.01 0.137 -0.013 0.7 7 0
Steve Balboni DH 4 1 2 4 0 0 4 .179 .207 .357 .564 14 9 0.552 2.21 0.629 -0.076 3.6 HR,2B
   Stan Jefferson PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Ken Phelps PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .154 .267 .154 .421 5 4 0.003 0.08 0.003 0.000 0.3
Don Slaught C 5 0 2 2 0 2 5 .273 .273 .424 .697 20 11 0.066 1.01 0.122 -0.056 -0.3 10 0 2B
Tom Brookens 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .115 .207 .154 .361 13 8 -0.051 1.09 0.023 -0.074 -0.6 0 2
Gary Ward RF 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .294 .400 .353 .753 5 4 -0.065 1.49 0.033 -0.098 -0.5 2 0 GDP
   Mel Hall PH-RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .222 .263 .278 .541 6 3 -0.018 0.59 0.005 -0.024 -0.0 0 0
Alvaro Espinoza SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .160 .214 .160 .374 10 5 -0.035 0.82 0.018 -0.053 -0.5 1 1
Roberto Kelly CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .281 .343 .406 .749 9 6 0.004 0.69 0.045 -0.041 0.4 3 0 SB,HBP
Al Leiter P 0 0
   Lee Guetterman P 0 1
Team Totals 34 8 12 8 6 4 41 .353 .463 .529 .993 136 74 0.610 1.09 1.205 -0.595 4.2 27 5
2B: D Slaught (3, off F Viola); S Sax (2, off F Viola); S Balboni (2, off M Cook).
HR: S Balboni (1, off F Viola, 5th inn, 3 on, 2 outs to Deep LF Line).
HBP: R Kelly (1, by J Reardon).
TB: S Balboni 6; D Slaught 3; S Sax 3; R Kelly; R Henderson; M Hall; G Ward; K Phelps; D Mattingly.
GIDP: G Ward (1).
RBI: S Balboni 4 (6); D Slaught 2 (6); S Sax (6); R Henderson (3).
2-out RBI: S Balboni 4; R Henderson.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
E: R Kelly (2); T Brookens (1).
Baserunning
SB: R Kelly (6, 2nd base off J Reardon/T Laudner).

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
Frank Viola 5 5 5 5 4 4 1 6.88 23 84 43 20 12 11 7 8 2 0 37 -0.372 1.16 -2.6
Mike Cook, L (0-1) 2 5 2 2 2 0 0 2.57 12 35 20 16 1 3 7 3 2 0 0 0 -0.212 1.46 -1.0
Jeff Reardon 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.45 6 17 11 7 1 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 -0.026 0.23 -0.5
Team Totals 8 12 8 8 6 4 1 9.00 41 136 74 43 14 17 17 13 4 0 37 0 0 -0.610 1.09 -4.2

New York Yankees

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
Al Leiter, W (1-1) 8 5 5 3 9 10 0 6.08 41 163 91 52 24 15 7 14 2 0 57 -0.178 1.22 -1.6
Lee Guetterman, S (2) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 7 6 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.068 0.95 0.9
Team Totals 9 5 5 3 9 10 0 3.00 44 170 97 55 25 17 9 15 2 0 57 1 0 -0.110 1.21 -0.7
A Leiter faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: A Leiter (1).
HBP: J Reardon (1; R Kelly); A Leiter (1; G Larkin).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rick Reed, 1B - Mark Johnson, 2B - Al Clark, 3B - Dave Phillips.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: 46,028.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         New York Yankees
1 Dan Gladden LF 1 Rickey Henderson LF
2 Wally Backman 2B 2 Steve Sax 2B
3 Kirby Puckett CF 3 Don Mattingly 1B
4 Gary Gaetti 3B 4 Steve Balboni DH
5 Gene Larkin 1B 5 Don Slaught C
6 Carmelo Castillo RF 6 Tom Brookens 3B
7 Brian Harper DH 7 Gary Ward RF
8 Tim Laudner C 8 Alvaro Espinoza SS
9 Greg Gagne SS 9 Roberto Kelly CF
Frank Viola P Al Leiter P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-4 2 123 5,(1-2)  RRRR NYY S. Balboni F. Viola 46% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Henderson Scores; Sax Scores; Mattingly Scores
b7 5-5 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  NYY S. Balboni M. Cook 17% 81% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Mattingly to 3B
t3 1-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  RR MIN C. Castillo A. Leiter -16% 20% Single to RF (Pop Fly to Short RF); Gladden Scores; Backman Scores; Hrbek to 2B
t6 4-5 2 123 6,(3-2)  R MIN C. Castillo A. Leiter -16% 47% Walk; Backman Scores/unER; Gaetti to 3B; Hrbek to 2B
t6 5-5 2 123 4,(2-1)  O MIN B. Harper A. Leiter 11% 57% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Al Leiter facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Gladden A. Leiter 2% 52% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN W. Backman A. Leiter 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN K. Puckett A. Leiter 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frank Viola facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O NYY R. Henderson F. Viola -2% 53% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYY S. Sax F. Viola -1% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O NYY D. Mattingly F. Viola -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Al Leiter facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN G. Gaetti A. Leiter 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN G. Larkin A. Leiter -3% 50% Hit By Pitch
t2 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN C. Castillo A. Leiter 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Larkin to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R MIN B. Harper A. Leiter -10% 41% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Larkin Scores
t2 1-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Laudner A. Leiter -2% 40% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Harper to 2B
t2 1-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O MIN G. Gagne A. Leiter 4% 44% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Frank Viola facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYY S. Balboni F. Viola -2% 41% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b2 0-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  NYY D. Slaught F. Viola 5% 46% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b2 0-1 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  NYY T. Brookens F. Viola 2% 48% Walk
b2 0-1 1 12- 3,(0-2)  OO NYY G. Ward F. Viola -10% 38% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Al Leiter facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN D. Gladden A. Leiter -3% 35% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t3 1-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN W. Backman A. Leiter -5% 30% Walk; Gladden to 2B
t3 1-0 0 12- 5,(1-2)  O MIN K. Puckett A. Leiter 5% 35% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t3 1-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  MIN G. Gaetti A. Leiter -5% 30% Backman Steals 2B; Gladden Steals 3B
t3 1-0 1 -23 5,(2-2)  O MIN G. Gaetti A. Leiter 8% 37% Strikeout Swinging
Kent Hrbek pinch hits for Gene Larkin (1B) batting 5th
t3 1-0 2 -23 5,(3-1)  MIN K. Hrbek A. Leiter -1% 36% Walk
t3 1-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  RR MIN C. Castillo A. Leiter -16% 20% Single to RF (Pop Fly to Short RF); Gladden Scores; Backman Scores; Hrbek to 2B
t3 3-0 2 12- 4,(3-0)  MIN B. Harper A. Leiter -2% 18% Walk; Hrbek to 3B; Castillo to 2B
t3 3-0 2 123 3,(0-2)  O MIN T. Laudner A. Leiter 4% 22% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 3, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Frank Viola facing 8-9-1
Kent Hrbek moves from PH to 1B
b3 0-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYY A. Espinoza F. Viola -2% 20% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYY R. Kelly F. Viola -2% 18% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYY R. Henderson F. Viola -1% 18% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Yankees 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Yankees' Al Leiter facing 9-1-2
t4 3-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN G. Gagne A. Leiter -2% 16% Walk
t4 3-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN D. Gladden A. Leiter 2% 17% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t4 3-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN W. Backman A. Leiter 2% 19% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t4 3-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN K. Puckett A. Leiter -1% 18% Gagne Steals 2B
t4 3-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  MIN K. Puckett A. Leiter -0% 18% Wild Pitch; Gagne to 3B
t4 3-0 2 --3 5,(3-1)  MIN K. Puckett A. Leiter -1% 17% Walk
t4 3-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R MIN G. Gaetti A. Leiter -6% 12% Reached on E8 (Pop Fly to Short CF); Gagne Scores/No RBI/unER; Puckett to 2B
t4 4-0 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O MIN K. Hrbek A. Leiter 2% 13% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 4, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Frank Viola facing 2-3-4
b4 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  NYY S. Sax F. Viola 5% 18% Double to RF (Pop Fly to Short CF)
b4 0-4 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  NYY D. Mattingly F. Viola 4% 22% Walk
b4 0-4 0 12- 5,(3-1)  O NYY S. Balboni F. Viola -5% 17% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b4 0-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O NYY D. Slaught F. Viola -4% 13% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-4 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O NYY T. Brookens F. Viola -3% 9% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 4, Yankees 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-0, Yankees' Al Leiter facing 6-7-8
t5 4-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN C. Castillo A. Leiter -1% 8% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t5 4-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Harper A. Leiter 1% 9% Popfly: SS
t5 4-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN T. Laudner A. Leiter -1% 9% Castillo Steals 2B
t5 4-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O MIN T. Laudner A. Leiter 1% 10% Strikeout Swinging
t5 4-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Gagne A. Leiter 1% 11% Popfly: 1B (Deep 1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Frank Viola facing 7-8-9
b5 0-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  NYY G. Ward F. Viola 3% 14% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 0-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYY A. Espinoza F. Viola -2% 12% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (P's Right); Ward to 2B
b5 0-4 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O NYY R. Kelly F. Viola -3% 10% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Ward to 3B
b5 0-4 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R NYY R. Henderson F. Viola 5% 15% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Ward Scores
b5 1-4 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  NYY S. Sax F. Viola 2% 17% Walk; Henderson to 2B
b5 1-4 2 12- 5,(3-1)  NYY D. Mattingly F. Viola 4% 22% Walk; Henderson to 3B; Sax to 2B
b5 1-4 2 123 5,(1-2)  RRRR NYY S. Balboni F. Viola 46% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Henderson Scores; Sax Scores; Mattingly Scores
b5 5-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O NYY D. Slaught F. Viola -1% 67% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
5 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Yankees 5.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Yankees' Al Leiter facing 1-2-3
t6 4-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Gladden A. Leiter 4% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-5 1 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN W. Backman A. Leiter -4% 66% Walk
t6 4-5 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O MIN K. Puckett A. Leiter 5% 71% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN G. Gaetti A. Leiter -3% 68% Walk; Backman to 2B
t6 4-5 2 12- 4,(1-2)  MIN K. Hrbek A. Leiter -5% 63% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Backman to 3B; Gaetti to 2B
t6 4-5 2 123 6,(3-2)  R MIN C. Castillo A. Leiter -16% 47% Walk; Backman Scores/unER; Gaetti to 3B; Hrbek to 2B
t6 5-5 2 123 4,(2-1)  O MIN B. Harper A. Leiter 11% 57% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Twins 5, Yankees 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Tied 5-5, Twins' Mike Cook facing 6-7-8
Mike Cook replaces Frank Viola pitching
b6 5-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYY T. Brookens M. Cook -3% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
Mel Hall pinch hits for Gary Ward (RF) batting 7th
b6 5-5 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O NYY M. Hall M. Cook -2% 52% Lineout: 1B
b6 5-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  NYY A. Espinoza M. Cook 2% 54% Walk
b6 5-5 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  NYY R. Kelly M. Cook 3% 56% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Espinoza to 2B
b6 5-5 2 12- 6,(3-2)  NYY R. Henderson M. Cook 4% 60% Walk; Espinoza to 3B; Kelly to 2B
b6 5-5 2 123 1,(0-0)  O NYY S. Sax M. Cook -10% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 5, Yankees 5.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Tied 5-5, Yankees' Al Leiter facing 8-9-1
Mel Hall moves from PH to RF
t7 5-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN T. Laudner A. Leiter 4% 54% Popfly: LF (Deep LF)
t7 5-5 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN G. Gagne A. Leiter 3% 57% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Gladden A. Leiter 2% 59% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Yankees 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Tied 5-5, Twins' Mike Cook facing 3-4-5
b7 5-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  NYY D. Mattingly M. Cook 6% 64% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b7 5-5 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  NYY S. Balboni M. Cook 17% 81% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Mattingly to 3B
Stan Jefferson pinch runs for Steve Balboni (DH) batting 4th
b7 5-5 0 -23 5,(2-2)  RRO NYY D. Slaught M. Cook 8% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Mattingly Scores; Jefferson Scores; Slaught out at Hm/LF-3B-2B
b7 7-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYY T. Brookens M. Cook -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b7 7-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  NYY M. Hall M. Cook 1% 88% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b7 7-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYY A. Espinoza M. Cook -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Yankees 7.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-7, Yankees' Al Leiter facing 2-3-4
t8 5-7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN W. Backman A. Leiter 4% 91% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t8 5-7 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN K. Puckett A. Leiter 2% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Gaetti A. Leiter 1% 94% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Yankees 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 7-5, Twins' Jeff Reardon facing 9-1-2
Jeff Reardon replaces Mike Cook pitching
b8 7-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  NYY R. Kelly J. Reardon 1% 95% Hit By Pitch
b8 7-5 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  NYY R. Henderson J. Reardon 1% 96% Kelly Steals 2B
b8 7-5 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O NYY R. Henderson J. Reardon -1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 7-5 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  R NYY S. Sax J. Reardon 3% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Kelly Scores
b8 8-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYY D. Mattingly J. Reardon -0% 97% Popfly: CF (Short LF-CF)
Ken Phelps pinch hits for Stan Jefferson (DH) batting 4th
b8 8-5 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  NYY K. Phelps J. Reardon 0% 97% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Sax to 3B
b8 8-5 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O NYY D. Slaught J. Reardon -1% 97% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Yankees 8.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-8, Yankees' Al Leiter facing 5-6-7
t9 5-8 0 --- 9,(3-2)  MIN K. Hrbek A. Leiter -4% 93% Walk
Lee Guetterman replaces Al Leiter pitching
t9 5-8 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN C. Castillo L. Guetterman 3% 96% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left); Hrbek to 2B
t9 5-8 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Harper L. Guetterman 3% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 5-8 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN T. Laudner L. Guetterman 1% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Yankees 8.

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