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TEX
@BAL
5
1
KCR
@DET
16
2
MIL
@NYY
3
2
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@OAK
4
7
CAL
@SEA
1
5
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@TOR
3
2
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@CHC
8
6
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@CIN
6
3
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@HOU
0
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@LAD
2
8
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@PHI
4
3
STL
@PIT
8
2
Saturday, April 9, 1977,
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 12,562, Time of Game: 2:37
Twins
4
0-1
Lost 1 
7th, 1½ GB
at Athletics
7
1-0
Won 1 
3rd, ½ GB
W: Mike Torrez (1-0)
L: Ron Schueler (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           2  0  1   1  0  0   0  0  0    4  7  1
Athletics       2  0  1   0  1  1   0  2  X    7 10  0

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Butch Wynegar C 3 1 1 1 0 0 .333 .583 -0.022 1.32 0.045 -0.067 -0.1 4 2 SF
Roy Smalley SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 .667 1.667 0.061 1.28 0.118 -0.056 0.3 2 3 2B,SH
Rod Carew 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 .250 .500 -0.041 1.38 0.098 -0.139 0.1 8 0 SB
Lyman Bostock CF 3 0 1 1 0 1 .333 .583 -0.003 1.38 0.068 -0.071 0.3 1 0 SF
Larry Hisle LF 3 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .250 -0.018 0.94 0.033 -0.050 0.0 0 0 SB
Dan Ford RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.107 1.01 0.000 -0.107 -0.9 1 0
Craig Kusick DH 3 1 1 0 1 0 .333 .833 0.038 0.93 0.080 -0.042 0.2
Mike Cubbage 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .833 0.040 1.15 0.092 -0.052 0.4 3 2
Bob Randall 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.068 1.58 0.000 -0.068 -0.6 5 6
   Rich Chiles PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
Dave Goltz P 0 2
   Ron Schueler P 0 0
   Tom Johnson P 0 0
Team Totals 30 4 7 4 3 2 .233 .552 -0.124 1.18 0.534 -0.656 -0.4 24 15
2B: R Smalley (1, off M Torrez).
SF: B Wynegar (1, off M Torrez); L Bostock (1, off M Torrez).
SH: R Smalley (1, off M Torrez).
TB: R Smalley 3; C Kusick; L Bostock; M Cubbage; R Carew; B Wynegar.
RBI: L Hisle (1); R Carew (1); B Wynegar (1); L Bostock (1).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Wynegar-B Randall; M Cubbage-B Randall-R Carew.
E: R Smalley (1).
Baserunning
SB: L Hisle (1, 2nd base off M Torrez/M Sanguillen); R Carew (1, 2nd base off M Torrez/M Sanguillen).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill North CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .250 .750 -0.026 0.94 0.050 -0.076 -0.3 1 0 2B
Rodney Scott 2B 2 2 1 1 2 0 .500 1.750 0.187 0.97 0.200 -0.014 1.5 4 3 2B,SB
Mitchell Page LF 3 1 2 0 1 0 .667 1.417 0.191 1.21 0.201 -0.010 1.5 5 0
Dick Allen 1B 4 0 2 2 0 0 .500 1.000 0.102 1.73 0.155 -0.054 1.1 5 0
   Matt Alexander PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Jerry Tabb 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Manny Sanguillen C 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 -0.085 1.27 0.052 -0.136 -0.3 2 0 GDP
   Larry Lintz PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.61 0.004 0.000 0.1 SB
   Jeff Newman C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Wayne Gross 3B 4 0 1 2 0 0 .250 .500 -0.059 0.88 0.033 -0.092 -0.2 2 1 CS
Earl Williams DH 3 1 1 1 1 2 .333 1.833 0.196 0.71 0.216 -0.020 0.7 HR
Tony Armas RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 .333 .833 -0.062 0.75 0.024 -0.086 -0.4 7 0 CS
Rob Picciolo SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.072 0.68 0.000 -0.072 -0.8 1 1
Mike Torrez P 0 1
Team Totals 31 7 10 6 5 4 .323 .901 0.376 1.01 0.935 -0.560 3.1 27 6
2B: B North (1, off D Goltz); R Scott (1, off D Goltz).
HR: E Williams (1, off R Schueler; 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: E Williams 4; B North 2; D Allen 2; M Page 2; R Scott 2; W Gross; M Sanguillen; T Armas.
GIDP: M Sanguillen (1).
RBI: W Gross 2 (2); D Allen 2 (2); R Scott (1); E Williams (1).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Gross-D Allen.
Baserunning
SB: L Lintz (1, 2nd base off T Johnson/B Wynegar); R Scott (1, 2nd base off D Goltz/B Wynegar).
CS: T Armas (1, 2nd base by R Schueler/B Wynegar); W Gross (1, 2nd base by T Johnson/B Wynegar).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Goltz 4.1 5 4 3 4 3 0 6.23 21 38 -0.241 1.22 -1.9
Ron Schueler, L (0-1) 2.2 3 3 3 1 0 1 10.13 11 2 1 -0.108 0.90 -1.0
Tom Johnson 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 4 2 2 -0.027 0.34 -0.2
Team Totals 8 10 7 6 5 4 1 6.75 36 38 4 3 -0.376 1.01 -3.1
R Schueler faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Torrez, W (1-0) 9 7 4 4 3 2 0 4.00 36 56 0.124 1.18 0.4
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 3 2 0 4.00 36 56 0.124 1.18 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lou DiMuro, 1B - Bill Deegan, 2B - Jim McKean, 3B - Dale Ford.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 67° F, Wind 10mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Oakland Athletics
1 Butch Wynegar C 1 Bill North CF
2 Roy Smalley SS 2 Rodney Scott 2B
3 Rod Carew 1B 3 Mitchell Page LF
4 Lyman Bostock CF 4 Dick Allen 1B
5 Larry Hisle LF 5 Manny Sanguillen C
6 Dan Ford RF 6 Wayne Gross 3B
7 Craig Kusick DH 7 Earl Williams DH
8 Mike Cubbage 3B 8 Tony Armas RF
9 Bob Randall 2B 9 Rob Picciolo SS
Dave Goltz P Mike Torrez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 4-4 1 --- R OAK E. Williams R. Schueler 18% 72% Home Run
b1 0-2 1 1-3 RR OAK D. Allen D. Goltz 14% 55% Single to SS; Scott Scores; Page Scores/Adv on E6/unER
b5 3-4 1 1-- OAK M. Page D. Goltz 13% 54% Single to LF; Scott to 3B; Page to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b3 2-3 1 -2- R OAK R. Scott D. Goltz 12% 58% Double to LF; North Scores
t7 4-5 1 1-- OO MIN R. Carew M. Torrez 10% 79% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B

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' Mike Torrez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- MIN B. Wynegar M. Torrez -4% 46% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O MIN R. Smalley M. Torrez 2% 48% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Wynegar to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- R MIN R. Carew M. Torrez -8% 40% Single to CF; Wynegar Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- MIN L. Bostock M. Torrez -1% 38% Carew Steals 2B
t1 1-0 1 -2- MIN L. Bostock M. Torrez -4% 34% Single; Carew to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 RO MIN L. Hisle M. Torrez -1% 33% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Carew Scores
t1 2-0 2 1-- MIN D. Ford M. Torrez -1% 32% Hisle Steals 2B
t1 2-0 2 -2- O MIN D. Ford M. Torrez 3% 35% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O OAK B. North D. Goltz -2% 32% Strikeout
b1 0-2 1 --- OAK R. Scott D. Goltz 3% 35% Walk
b1 0-2 1 1-- OAK M. Page D. Goltz 2% 36% Scott Steals 2B
b1 0-2 1 -2- OAK M. Page D. Goltz 5% 41% Single; Scott to 3B
b1 0-2 1 1-3 RR OAK D. Allen D. Goltz 14% 55% Single to SS; Scott Scores; Page Scores/Adv on E6/unER
b1 2-2 1 1-- OO OAK M. Sanguillen D. Goltz -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Athletics 2.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Athletics' Mike Torrez facing 7-8-9
t2 2-2 0 --- O MIN C. Kusick M. Torrez 2% 52% Foul Popfly: 3B
t2 2-2 1 --- MIN M. Cubbage M. Torrez -3% 50% Walk
t2 2-2 1 1-- O MIN B. Randall M. Torrez 3% 53% Foul Flyball: RF
t2 2-2 2 1-- O MIN B. Wynegar M. Torrez 2% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 2-2, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 6-7-8
b2 2-2 0 --- O OAK W. Gross D. Goltz -2% 53% Lineout: CF
b2 2-2 1 --- O OAK E. Williams D. Goltz -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 2-2 2 --- O OAK T. Armas D. Goltz -1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Athletics 2.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Athletics' Mike Torrez facing 2-3-4
t3 2-2 0 --- MIN R. Smalley M. Torrez -7% 43% Double to RF
t3 2-2 0 -2- O MIN R. Carew M. Torrez 2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B; Smalley to 3B
t3 2-2 1 --3 RO MIN L. Bostock M. Torrez -3% 42% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Smalley Scores
t3 3-2 2 --- MIN L. Hisle M. Torrez -1% 41% Walk
t3 3-2 2 1-- O MIN D. Ford M. Torrez 2% 43% Lineout: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 9-1-2
b3 2-3 0 --- O OAK R. Picciolo D. Goltz -3% 40% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 2-3 1 --- OAK B. North D. Goltz 5% 45% Double to RF
b3 2-3 1 -2- R OAK R. Scott D. Goltz 12% 58% Double to LF; North Scores
b3 3-3 1 -2- OAK M. Page D. Goltz 2% 60% Walk
b3 3-3 1 12- O OAK D. Allen D. Goltz -4% 56% Flyball: RF; Scott to 3B
b3 3-3 2 1-3 O OAK M. Sanguillen D. Goltz -6% 50% Groundout: P-2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 3.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 3-3, Athletics' Mike Torrez facing 7-8-9
t4 3-3 0 --- MIN C. Kusick M. Torrez -4% 46% Walk
t4 3-3 0 1-- MIN M. Cubbage M. Torrez -7% 39% Single to RF; Kusick to 2B
t4 3-3 0 12- O MIN B. Randall M. Torrez 0% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B; Kusick to 3B; Cubbage to 2B
t4 3-3 1 -23 RO MIN B. Wynegar M. Torrez -1% 38% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Kusick Scores; Cubbage to 3B
t4 4-3 2 --3 O MIN R. Smalley M. Torrez 4% 42% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-4, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 6-7-8
b4 3-4 0 --- O OAK W. Gross D. Goltz -3% 39% Foul Popfly: 3B
b4 3-4 1 --- OAK E. Williams D. Goltz 3% 43% Walk
b4 3-4 1 1-- O OAK T. Armas D. Goltz -4% 39% Strikeout Looking
b4 3-4 2 1-- O OAK R. Picciolo D. Goltz -3% 36% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 3.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-3, Athletics' Mike Torrez facing 3-4-5
t5 4-3 0 --- O MIN R. Carew M. Torrez 2% 38% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 4-3 1 --- O MIN L. Bostock M. Torrez 2% 40% Strikeout Looking
t5 4-3 2 --- O MIN L. Hisle M. Torrez 1% 41% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-4, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 1-2-3
b5 3-4 0 --- O OAK B. North D. Goltz -3% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 3-4 1 --- OAK R. Scott D. Goltz 4% 41% Walk
b5 3-4 1 1-- OAK M. Page D. Goltz 13% 54% Single to LF; Scott to 3B; Page to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
Ron Schueler replaces Dave Goltz pitching
b5 3-4 1 -23 RO OAK D. Allen R. Schueler -1% 53% Fielder's Choice SS; Scott Scores; Page out at 3B/SS-3B
b5 4-4 2 1-- O OAK M. Sanguillen R. Schueler -3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 4.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Tied 4-4, Athletics' Mike Torrez facing 6-7-8
t6 4-4 0 --- O MIN D. Ford M. Torrez 3% 53% Popfly: 2B
t6 4-4 1 --- MIN C. Kusick M. Torrez -4% 50% Single to SS
t6 4-4 1 1-- O MIN M. Cubbage M. Torrez 4% 54% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t6 4-4 2 1-- O MIN B. Randall M. Torrez 4% 57% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 4-4, Twins' Ron Schueler facing 6-7-8
b6 4-4 0 --- O OAK W. Gross R. Schueler -3% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 4-4 1 --- R OAK E. Williams R. Schueler 18% 72% Home Run
b6 5-4 1 --- OAK T. Armas R. Schueler 2% 75% Walk
b6 5-4 1 1-- O OAK R. Picciolo R. Schueler -4% 71% Armas Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b6 5-4 2 --- O OAK R. Picciolo R. Schueler -1% 70% Popfly: 1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 5.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Athletics' Mike Torrez facing 1-2-3
t7 4-5 0 --- O MIN B. Wynegar M. Torrez 4% 74% Flyball: RF
t7 4-5 1 --- MIN R. Smalley M. Torrez -5% 69% Single
t7 4-5 1 1-- OO MIN R. Carew M. Torrez 10% 79% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-4, Twins' Ron Schueler facing 1-2-3
b7 5-4 0 --- O OAK B. North R. Schueler -2% 77% Foul Popfly: 3B
b7 5-4 1 --- O OAK R. Scott R. Schueler -1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 5-4 2 --- O OAK M. Page R. Schueler -1% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 5.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Athletics' Mike Torrez facing 4-5-6
t8 4-5 0 --- O MIN L. Bostock M. Torrez 5% 81% Lineout: RF
t8 4-5 1 --- O MIN L. Hisle M. Torrez 4% 84% Foul Popfly: 1B
t8 4-5 2 --- O MIN D. Ford M. Torrez 3% 87% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-4, Twins' Ron Schueler facing 4-5-6
b8 5-4 0 --- OAK D. Allen R. Schueler 2% 89% Single to LF
Matt Alexander pinch runs for Dick Allen (1B) batting 4th
b8 5-4 0 1-- OAK M. Sanguillen R. Schueler 5% 94% Single to LF; Alexander to 3B
Tom Johnson replaces Ron Schueler pitching
Larry Lintz pinch runs for Manny Sanguillen (C) batting 5th
b8 5-4 0 1-3 OAK W. Gross T. Johnson 0% 94% Lintz Steals 2B
b8 5-4 0 -23 RR OAK W. Gross T. Johnson 3% 98% Single to RF; Alexander Scores; Lintz Scores
b8 7-4 0 1-- OO OAK E. Williams T. Johnson -1% 97% Double Play: Strikeout, Gross Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b8 7-4 2 --- OAK T. Armas T. Johnson 0% 97% Single to LF
b8 7-4 2 1-- O OAK R. Picciolo T. Johnson -0% 97% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 7.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-7, Athletics' Mike Torrez facing 7-8-9
Jeff Newman replaces Larry Lintz (PR) playing C batting 5th
Jerry Tabb replaces Matt Alexander (PR) playing 1B batting 4th
t9 4-7 0 --- O MIN C. Kusick M. Torrez 2% 99% Flyball: LF
t9 4-7 1 --- O MIN M. Cubbage M. Torrez 1% 100% Flyball: LF
Rich Chiles pinch hits for Bob Randall (2B) batting 9th
t9 4-7 2 --- O MIN R. Chiles M. Torrez 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 7.

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