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Standings
BOS
@BAL
8
4
 
(10)
CHW
@CAL
3
0
NYY
@CLE
7
8
WSA
@DET
0
1
MIN
@OAK
10
1
LAD
@CHC
8
1
SFG
@HOU
1
4
PIT
@MON
6
2
 
(13)
ATL
@NYM
2
6
CIN
@PHI
7
3
SDP
@STL
8
15
Friday, May 21, 1971,
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 10,005, Time of Game: 2:19
Twins
10
21-19
 Won 1 
2nd, 5½ GB
at Athletics
1
28-15
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Bert Blyleven (5-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           3  0  1   0  0  1   0  2  3   10 11  0
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  4  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Cesar Tovar LF 4 2 1 0 1 1 5 .313 .385 .394 .779 0.020 0.32 0.038 -0.018 0.5 4 0 2B
Rod Carew 2B 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .236 .262 .313 .574 0.089 0.42 0.101 -0.012 0.3 1 2
Tony Oliva RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .397 .432 .725 1.157 0.101 0.59 0.110 -0.010 0.9 1 0 2B
   Jim Nettles RF 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .333 .333 .556 .889 0.001 0.01 0.001 0.000 1.3 1 0 3B
Harmon Killebrew 1B 4 0 0 1 0 2 5 .317 .402 .472 .874 -0.067 0.42 0.000 -0.067 -0.9 3 0 SF
   Rich Reese 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .177 .248 .188 .435 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Steve Braun 3B 4 2 2 1 1 1 5 .327 .448 .418 .866 0.020 0.43 0.027 -0.007 1.2 1 1 HR
Jim Holt CF 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .317 .343 .436 .779 0.074 0.66 0.084 -0.010 1.1 5 0
Leo Cardenas SS 4 0 1 2 0 1 5 .280 .344 .420 .763 0.051 0.57 0.059 -0.008 0.1 0 0 SF
George Mitterwald C 3 2 2 3 1 0 4 .235 .333 .367 .701 0.053 0.43 0.070 -0.017 2.8 9 0 2·HR,GDP
Bert Blyleven P 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .107 .138 .107 .245 -0.048 0.49 0.000 -0.048 -1.1 1 1
Team Totals 36 10 11 10 5 10 43 .306 .372 .667 1.039 0.294 0.47 0.490 -0.197 6.2 27 4
2B: T Oliva (11, off B Odom); C Tovar (9, off D Knowles).
3B: J Nettles (1, off D Knowles).
HR: G Mitterwald 2 (3, 1 off R Fingers, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF, 1 off J Roland, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); S Braun (1, off D Knowles, 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: L Cardenas (4, off B Odom); H Killebrew (1, off D Knowles).
TB: G Mitterwald 8; S Braun 5; J Nettles 3; C Tovar 2; J Holt 2; T Oliva 2; L Cardenas; R Carew.
GIDP: G Mitterwald (5).
RBI: G Mitterwald 3 (9); L Cardenas 2 (23); J Nettles (2); S Braun (8); H Killebrew (32); T Oliva (23); J Holt (14).
2-out RBI: G Mitterwald 2; S Braun.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 7.

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bert Campaneris SS 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .254 .298 .350 .648 -0.008 0.43 0.028 -0.036 0.4 0 0 HR
Joe Rudi LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .252 .322 .396 .718 -0.032 0.34 0.000 -0.032 -0.5 2 0
Reggie Jackson RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .263 .348 .436 .784 -0.004 0.18 0.009 -0.013 0.1 0 0 2B
Mike Epstein 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .258 .371 .336 .707 -0.049 0.49 0.000 -0.049 -0.9 5 0
Sal Bando 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .278 .398 .457 .855 -0.037 0.52 0.000 -0.037 -0.5 2 2
Rick Monday CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .233 .378 .437 .815 -0.022 0.30 0.000 -0.022 -0.3 5 0
Dave Duncan C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .231 .299 .331 .629 -0.011 0.34 0.009 -0.019 -0.3 10 0
Dick Green 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .235 .346 .341 .687 -0.024 0.47 0.000 -0.024 -0.3 2 4
   Ramon Webster PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .100 .250 .100 .350 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.1
   Tony LaRussa 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Blue Moon Odom P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rollie Fingers P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .278 .316 .278 .594 -0.006 0.24 0.000 -0.006 -0.1 1 1
   Steve Hovley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .136 .355 .227 .582 -0.009 0.39 0.000 -0.009 -0.2
   Jim Roland P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tommy Davis PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .268 .333 .366 .699 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.1
   Darold Knowles P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 4 1 0 7 31 .129 .129 .258 .387 -0.205 0.35 0.046 -0.250 -2.8 27 7
2B: R Jackson (7, off B Blyleven).
HR: B Campaneris (3, off B Blyleven, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: B Campaneris 4; R Jackson 3; D Duncan.
RBI: B Campaneris (15).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Fingers-D Green-M Epstein.
E: M Epstein (4).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bert Blyleven, W (5-4) 9 4 1 1 0 7 1 1.90 31 82 0.205 0.35 2.8
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 0 7 1 1.00 31 82 0.205 0.35 2.8

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Blue Moon Odom, L (0-1) 0.2 3 3 3 3 1 0 6.75 8 32 -0.305 1.52 -3.3
Rollie Fingers 5.1 3 2 2 1 5 1 3.73 20 3 0 0.023 0.36 0.8
Jim Roland 2 2 2 2 0 3 1 5.65 8 0 0 -0.012 0.09 -1.2
Darold Knowles 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 6.75 7 0 0 -0.002 0.01 -2.6
Team Totals 9 11 10 10 5 10 3 10.00 43 32 3 0 -0.296 0.47 -6.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Deegan, 1B - Nestor Chylak, 2B - Don Denkinger, 3B - Art Frantz.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: 10,005.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Oakland Athletics
1 Cesar Tovar LF 1 Bert Campaneris SS
2 Rod Carew 2B 2 Joe Rudi LF
3 Tony Oliva RF 3 Reggie Jackson RF
4 Harmon Killebrew 1B 4 Mike Epstein 1B
5 Steve Braun 3B 5 Sal Bando 3B
6 Jim Holt CF 6 Rick Monday CF
7 Leo Cardenas SS 7 Dave Duncan C
8 George Mitterwald C 8 Dick Green 2B
9 Bert Blyleven P 9 Blue Moon Odom P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 0 1-3 R MIN T. Oliva B. Odom 10% 74% Double to LF; Carew to 3B; Tovar Scores
t1 0-0 0 1-- MIN R. Carew B. Odom 10% 63% Single to CF; Tovar to 3B
t1 1-0 1 123 R MIN J. Holt B. Odom 8% 78% Single; Braun to 2B; Oliva to 3B; Carew Scores
t3 3-0 1 -2- R MIN L. Cardenas R. Fingers 5% 89% Single to CF; Braun Scores
t1 1-0 0 -23 O MIN H. Killebrew B. Odom -5% 69% Strikeout Looking

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, Athletics' Blue Moon Odom facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- MIN C. Tovar B. Odom 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- MIN R. Carew B. Odom 10% 63% Single to CF; Tovar to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 R MIN T. Oliva B. Odom 10% 74% Double to LF; Carew to 3B; Tovar Scores
t1 1-0 0 -23 O MIN H. Killebrew B. Odom -5% 69% Strikeout Looking
t1 1-0 1 -23 MIN S. Braun B. Odom 1% 70% Walk
t1 1-0 1 123 R MIN J. Holt B. Odom 8% 78% Single; Braun to 2B; Oliva to 3B; Carew Scores
t1 2-0 1 123 RO MIN L. Cardenas B. Odom 1% 79% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Oliva Scores
t1 3-0 2 12- MIN G. Mitterwald B. Odom 2% 80% Walk; Braun to 3B; Holt to 2B
Rollie Fingers replaces Blue Moon Odom pitching and batting 9th
t1 3-0 2 123 O MIN B. Blyleven R. Fingers -4% 77% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- O OAK B. Campaneris B. Blyleven 2% 79% Foul Flyball: C
b1 0-3 1 --- O OAK J. Rudi B. Blyleven 1% 80% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-3 2 --- O OAK R. Jackson B. Blyleven 1% 81% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' Rollie Fingers facing 1-2-3
t2 3-0 0 --- O MIN C. Tovar R. Fingers -1% 79% Flyball: LF
t2 3-0 1 --- O MIN R. Carew R. Fingers -1% 79% Lineout: CF
t2 3-0 2 --- MIN T. Oliva R. Fingers 1% 79% Walk
t2 3-0 2 1-- O MIN H. Killebrew R. Fingers -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- O OAK M. Epstein B. Blyleven 2% 80% Strikeout
b2 0-3 1 --- O OAK S. Bando B. Blyleven 1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-3 2 --- O OAK R. Monday B. Blyleven 1% 82% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' Rollie Fingers facing 5-6-7
t3 3-0 0 --- MIN S. Braun R. Fingers 2% 84% Single
t3 3-0 0 1-- O MIN J. Holt R. Fingers -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B; Braun to 2B
t3 3-0 1 -2- R MIN L. Cardenas R. Fingers 5% 89% Single to CF; Braun Scores
t3 4-0 1 1-- OO MIN G. Mitterwald R. Fingers -2% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
b3 0-4 0 --- O OAK D. Duncan B. Blyleven 2% 88% Foul Flyball: C
b3 0-4 1 --- O OAK D. Green B. Blyleven 1% 89% Flyball: CF
b3 0-4 2 --- O OAK R. Fingers B. Blyleven 1% 90% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-0, Athletics' Rollie Fingers facing 9-1-2
t4 4-0 0 --- O MIN B. Blyleven R. Fingers -1% 89% Groundout: P unassisted
t4 4-0 1 --- O MIN C. Tovar R. Fingers -0% 89% Strikeout
t4 4-0 2 --- MIN R. Carew R. Fingers 0% 89% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
t4 4-0 2 1-- O MIN T. Oliva R. Fingers -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b4 0-4 0 --- O OAK B. Campaneris B. Blyleven 2% 90% Strikeout
b4 0-4 1 --- O OAK J. Rudi B. Blyleven 1% 91% Lineout: CF
b4 0-4 2 --- OAK R. Jackson B. Blyleven -1% 90% Single to RF
b4 0-4 2 1-- O OAK M. Epstein B. Blyleven 1% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-0, Athletics' Rollie Fingers facing 4-5-6
t5 4-0 0 --- O MIN H. Killebrew R. Fingers -1% 91% Strikeout Looking
t5 4-0 1 --- O MIN S. Braun R. Fingers -0% 91% Foul Flyball: 3B
t5 4-0 2 --- O MIN J. Holt R. Fingers -0% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 5-6-7
b5 0-4 0 --- O OAK S. Bando B. Blyleven 2% 92% Flyball: CF
b5 0-4 1 --- O OAK R. Monday B. Blyleven 1% 93% Strikeout
b5 0-4 2 --- OAK D. Duncan B. Blyleven -1% 92% Single to LF
b5 0-4 2 1-- O OAK D. Green B. Blyleven 1% 94% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 0.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-0, Athletics' Rollie Fingers facing 7-8-9
t6 4-0 0 --- O MIN L. Cardenas R. Fingers -0% 93% Strikeout
t6 4-0 1 --- R MIN G. Mitterwald R. Fingers 3% 96% Home Run
t6 5-0 1 --- O MIN B. Blyleven R. Fingers -0% 96% Strikeout
t6 5-0 2 --- O MIN C. Tovar R. Fingers -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-5, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
Steve Hovley pinch hits for Rollie Fingers (P) batting 9th
b6 0-5 0 --- O OAK S. Hovley B. Blyleven 1% 97% Lineout: LF
b6 0-5 1 --- R OAK B. Campaneris B. Blyleven -3% 94% Home Run
b6 1-5 1 --- O OAK J. Rudi B. Blyleven 1% 95% Flyball: LF
b6 1-5 2 --- O OAK R. Jackson B. Blyleven 0% 96% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Athletics 1.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-1, Athletics' Jim Roland facing 2-3-4
Jim Roland replaces Steve Hovley (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-1 0 --- O MIN R. Carew J. Roland -0% 95% Strikeout
t7 5-1 1 --- O MIN T. Oliva J. Roland -0% 95% Lineout: CF
t7 5-1 2 --- O MIN H. Killebrew J. Roland -0% 95% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-5, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
b7 1-5 0 --- O OAK M. Epstein B. Blyleven 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-P
b7 1-5 1 --- O OAK S. Bando B. Blyleven 1% 97% Flyball: RF
b7 1-5 2 --- O OAK R. Monday B. Blyleven 0% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Athletics 1.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-1, Athletics' Jim Roland facing 5-6-7
t8 5-1 0 --- O MIN S. Braun J. Roland -0% 97% Strikeout
t8 5-1 1 --- MIN J. Holt J. Roland 0% 97% Single to CF
t8 5-1 1 1-- O MIN L. Cardenas J. Roland -0% 97% Foul Flyball: 3B
t8 5-1 2 1-- RR MIN G. Mitterwald J. Roland 2% 99% Home Run; Holt Scores
t8 7-1 2 --- O MIN B. Blyleven J. Roland -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 7, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-7, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
Jim Nettles replaces Tony Oliva playing RF batting 3rd
b8 1-7 0 --- O OAK D. Duncan B. Blyleven 0% 100% Flyball: RF
Ramon Webster pinch hits for Dick Green (2B) batting 8th
b8 1-7 1 --- O OAK R. Webster B. Blyleven 0% 100% Strikeout
Tommy Davis pinch hits for Jim Roland (P) batting 9th
b8 1-7 2 --- O OAK T. Davis B. Blyleven 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 7, Athletics 1.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 7-1, Athletics' Darold Knowles facing 1-2-3
Darold Knowles replaces Tommy Davis (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Tony LaRussa replaces Ramon Webster (PH) playing 2B batting 8th
t9 7-1 0 --- MIN C. Tovar D. Knowles 0% 100% Double to RF
t9 7-1 0 -2- O MIN R. Carew D. Knowles -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 7-1 1 -2- R MIN J. Nettles D. Knowles 0% 100% Triple (CF-RF); Tovar Scores
t9 8-1 1 --3 RO MIN H. Killebrew D. Knowles 0% 100% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Nettles Scores
t9 9-1 2 --- R MIN S. Braun D. Knowles 0% 100% Home Run
t9 10-1 2 --- MIN J. Holt D. Knowles 0% 100% Walk
t9 10-1 2 1-- O MIN L. Cardenas D. Knowles 0% 100% Foul Flyball: LF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 10, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-10, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
Rich Reese replaces Harmon Killebrew playing 1B batting 4th
b9 1-10 0 --- O OAK B. Campaneris B. Blyleven 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 1-10 1 --- O OAK J. Rudi B. Blyleven 0% 100% Strikeout
b9 1-10 2 --- OAK R. Jackson B. Blyleven 0% 100% Double to LF
b9 1-10 2 -2- O OAK M. Epstein B. Blyleven 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 10, Athletics 1.

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