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@CAL
2
8
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@KCR
4
0
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@MIL
8
6
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@NYY
5
6
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@OAK
5
3
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@TEX
8
4
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@TOR
3
8
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@ATL
9
5
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@CHC
8
5
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@CIN
2
9
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@HOU
6
2
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@MON
3
13
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@STL
3
4
Friday, July 31, 1987,
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 32,097, Time of Game: 2:36
Twins
5
56-48
 Won 1 
1st
at Athletics
3
52-50
 Lost 3 
3rd, 3 GB
W: Bert Blyleven (10-8)
L: Dennis Lamp (1-2)
S: Jeff Reardon (22)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  4   0  0  1    5  8  0
Athletics       0  0  0   1  0  1   0  1  0    3  7  0

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dan Gladden LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .263 .325 .364 .689 -0.065 1.19 0.030 -0.094 -0.6 0 0
Greg Gagne SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .267 .312 .426 .738 0.019 1.26 0.103 -0.084 -0.2 0 5
Kirby Puckett CF 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .325 .366 .511 .878 -0.164 1.21 0.000 -0.164 -1.3 3 0
Kent Hrbek 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .271 .370 .517 .887 0.121 1.17 0.171 -0.050 0.6 13 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 2 2 3 0 0 4 .252 .302 .482 .784 0.362 1.14 0.392 -0.030 3.0 2 3 HR,2B
Tom Brunansky RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .263 .362 .494 .856 -0.053 0.68 0.000 -0.053 -0.6 0 0
Roy Smalley DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .289 .352 .427 .779 -0.076 0.93 0.023 -0.099 -0.6
Steve Lombardozzi 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .240 .297 .345 .642 -0.055 0.75 0.000 -0.055 -0.6 3 4
   Randy Bush PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .235 .321 .395 .716 0.086 1.18 0.086 0.000 0.9
   Al Newman PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .278 .311 .589 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Tim Laudner C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .196 .260 .425 .685 0.045 0.76 0.073 -0.028 -0.0 6 1
Bert Blyleven P 0 0
   Jeff Reardon P 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 8 5 1 5 36 .229 .250 .343 .593 0.220 1.02 0.878 -0.657 0.4 27 13
2B: G Gaetti (20, off G Nelson).
HR: G Gaetti (21, off D Lamp, 6th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: G Gaetti 6; K Hrbek; D Gladden; T Laudner; R Bush; R Smalley; G Gagne.
RBI: G Gaetti 3 (66); K Hrbek (60); R Bush (24).
2-out RBI: G Gaetti 3; K Hrbek; R Bush.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Gaetti-K Hrbek; G Gagne-S Lombardozzi-K Hrbek.
PB: T Laudner (6).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Luis Polonia CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .320 .361 .433 .794 0.170 1.26 0.210 -0.040 1.0 5 0 2B
Carney Lansford 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .289 .375 .442 .818 -0.181 1.38 0.047 -0.228 -1.1 0 4 CS,GDP
Jose Canseco LF 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .281 .323 .500 .823 0.106 1.39 0.216 -0.110 1.5 3 0 HR
Mark McGwire 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .291 .370 .663 1.032 -0.117 1.10 0.000 -0.117 -0.8 9 0
Steve Henderson RF 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .424 .486 .606 1.093 -0.054 1.07 0.033 -0.087 -0.2 1 0
Reggie Jackson DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .201 .272 .396 .668 0.005 0.85 0.046 -0.041 -0.2
Terry Steinbach C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .285 .344 .490 .833 -0.148 1.42 0.000 -0.148 -1.1 6 0
Alfredo Griffin SS 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .269 .317 .336 .653 0.047 1.50 0.099 -0.052 0.1 1 2 SB
Mike Gallego 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .235 .312 .309 .621 -0.040 0.77 0.000 -0.040 -0.3 1 2
   Tony Bernazard PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .259 .317 .421 .738 -0.069 3.05 0.000 -0.069 -0.4 1 1
Dennis Lamp P 0 0
   Gene Nelson P 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 7 3 1 7 33 .219 .242 .344 .586 -0.281 1.27 0.651 -0.932 -1.6 27 9
2B: L Polonia (13, off B Blyleven).
HR: J Canseco (22, off B Blyleven, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF-CF).
TB: J Canseco 5; L Polonia 3; C Lansford 2; S Henderson.
GIDP: C Lansford (5).
RBI: J Canseco 2 (74); L Polonia (37).
2-out RBI: J Canseco 2.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Baserunning
SB: A Griffin (19, 2nd base off B Blyleven/T Laudner).
CS: C Lansford (5, 2nd base by B Blyleven/T Laudner).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bert Blyleven, W (10-8) 7.1 7 3 3 1 5 1 4.21 28 56 -0.011 1.13 0.4
Jeff Reardon, S (22) 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.12 5 1 0 0.292 2.13 1.2
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 1 7 1 3.00 33 56 1 0 0.281 1.27 1.6

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Lamp, L (1-2) 6 5 4 4 1 2 1 4.46 24 47 -0.213 1.19 -0.9
Gene Nelson 3 3 1 1 0 3 0 2.93 12 0 0 -0.006 0.69 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 1 5 1 5.00 36 47 0 0 -0.219 1.02 -0.4
Balks: None.
WP: B Blyleven (12).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ted Hendry, 1B - Jim Evans, 2B - Derryl Cousins, 3B - Mark Johnson.
Time of Game: 2:36.
Attendance: 32,097.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-1 2 1-3 RRR MIN G. Gaetti D. Lamp 34% 84% Home Run; Puckett Scores; Hrbek Scores
t6 0-1 2 12- R MIN K. Hrbek D. Lamp 17% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Gagne Scores; Puckett to 3B
b8 2-4 1 -2- R OAK L. Polonia B. Blyleven -17% 64% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Griffin Scores
b4 0-0 2 --- R OAK J. Canseco B. Blyleven -14% 35% Home Run (LF-CF)
t6 0-1 1 1-3 O MIN K. Puckett D. Lamp -12% 33% Fielder's Choice 3B; Laudner out at Hm/3B-C; Gagne to 2B; Puckett to 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' Dennis Lamp facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN D. Gladden D. Lamp -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN G. Gagne D. Lamp -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O MIN K. Puckett D. Lamp -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O OAK L. Polonia B. Blyleven 2% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 1 --- OAK C. Lansford B. Blyleven -2% 45% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 1 1-- O OAK J. Canseco B. Blyleven 4% 49% Lansford Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b1 0-0 2 --- O OAK J. Canseco B. Blyleven 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dennis Lamp facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O MIN K. Hrbek D. Lamp -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O MIN G. Gaetti D. Lamp -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O MIN T. Brunansky D. Lamp -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O OAK M. McGwire B. Blyleven 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O OAK S. Henderson B. Blyleven 2% 49% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O OAK R. Jackson B. Blyleven 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dennis Lamp facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O MIN R. Smalley D. Lamp -3% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-0 1 --- O MIN S. Lombardozzi D. Lamp -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- MIN T. Laudner D. Lamp 1% 47% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t3 0-0 2 1-- MIN D. Gladden D. Lamp 3% 50% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Laudner to 3B
t3 0-0 2 1-3 O MIN G. Gagne D. Lamp -6% 44% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O OAK T. Steinbach B. Blyleven 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O OAK A. Griffin B. Blyleven 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 0-0 2 --- O OAK M. Gallego B. Blyleven 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dennis Lamp facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O MIN K. Puckett D. Lamp -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O MIN K. Hrbek D. Lamp -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- O MIN G. Gaetti D. Lamp -1% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- OAK L. Polonia B. Blyleven -4% 40% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 0-0 0 1-- OO OAK C. Lansford B. Blyleven 9% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b4 0-0 2 --- R OAK J. Canseco B. Blyleven -14% 35% Home Run (LF-CF)
b4 1-0 2 --- O OAK M. McGwire B. Blyleven 1% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Dennis Lamp facing 6-7-8
t5 0-1 0 --- O MIN T. Brunansky D. Lamp -3% 33% Strikeout
t5 0-1 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley D. Lamp -2% 31% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 0-1 2 --- O MIN S. Lombardozzi D. Lamp -1% 29% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 5-6-7
b5 1-0 0 --- OAK S. Henderson B. Blyleven -3% 26% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b5 1-0 0 1-- O OAK R. Jackson B. Blyleven 1% 27% Groundout: SS-1B; Henderson to 2B
b5 1-0 1 -2- O OAK T. Steinbach B. Blyleven 3% 31% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-0 2 -2- O OAK A. Griffin B. Blyleven 3% 34% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Dennis Lamp facing 9-1-2
t6 0-1 0 --- MIN T. Laudner D. Lamp 6% 40% Walk
t6 0-1 0 1-- O MIN D. Gladden D. Lamp -6% 34% Flyball: CF
t6 0-1 1 1-- MIN G. Gagne D. Lamp 10% 45% Single to RF (Line Drive); Laudner to 3B
t6 0-1 1 1-3 O MIN K. Puckett D. Lamp -12% 33% Fielder's Choice 3B; Laudner out at Hm/3B-C; Gagne to 2B; Puckett to 1B
t6 0-1 2 12- R MIN K. Hrbek D. Lamp 17% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Gagne Scores; Puckett to 3B
t6 1-1 2 1-3 RRR MIN G. Gaetti D. Lamp 34% 84% Home Run; Puckett Scores; Hrbek Scores
t6 4-1 2 --- O MIN T. Brunansky D. Lamp -1% 84% Flyball: SS
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
b6 1-4 0 --- O OAK M. Gallego B. Blyleven 3% 87% Strikeout
b6 1-4 1 --- O OAK L. Polonia B. Blyleven 2% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-4 2 --- OAK C. Lansford B. Blyleven -1% 87% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b6 1-4 2 1-- OAK J. Canseco B. Blyleven -1% 86% Wild Pitch; Lansford to 2B
b6 1-4 2 -2- R OAK J. Canseco B. Blyleven -8% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Lansford Scores
b6 2-4 2 1-- O OAK M. McGwire B. Blyleven 3% 82% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Gene Nelson facing 7-8-9
Gene Nelson replaces Dennis Lamp pitching
t7 4-2 0 --- MIN R. Smalley G. Nelson 2% 84% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
t7 4-2 0 1-- O MIN S. Lombardozzi G. Nelson -2% 82% Strikeout
t7 4-2 1 1-- O MIN T. Laudner G. Nelson -2% 80% Flyball: LF
t7 4-2 2 1-- O MIN D. Gladden G. Nelson -2% 78% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 5-6-7
b7 2-4 0 --- O OAK S. Henderson B. Blyleven 4% 82% Strikeout
b7 2-4 1 --- OAK R. Jackson B. Blyleven -5% 77% Strikeout, Passed Ball; Jackson to 1B
b7 2-4 1 1-- OO OAK T. Steinbach B. Blyleven 9% 86% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Gene Nelson facing 2-3-4
t8 4-2 0 --- O MIN G. Gagne G. Nelson -1% 85% Flyball: 2B
t8 4-2 1 --- O MIN K. Puckett G. Nelson -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 4-2 2 --- O MIN K. Hrbek G. Nelson -1% 83% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 8-9-1
b8 2-4 0 --- OAK A. Griffin B. Blyleven -8% 76% Walk
Tony Bernazard pinch hits for Mike Gallego (2B) batting 9th
b8 2-4 0 1-- O OAK T. Bernazard B. Blyleven 7% 82% Strikeout Looking
b8 2-4 1 1-- OAK L. Polonia B. Blyleven -2% 81% Griffin Steals 2B
b8 2-4 1 -2- R OAK L. Polonia B. Blyleven -17% 64% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Griffin Scores
Jeff Reardon replaces Bert Blyleven pitching
b8 3-4 1 -2- O OAK C. Lansford J. Reardon 10% 74% Strikeout
b8 3-4 2 -2- O OAK J. Canseco J. Reardon 10% 84% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 3.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-3, Athletics' Gene Nelson facing 5-6-7
Tony Bernazard moves from PH to 2B
t9 4-3 0 --- MIN G. Gaetti G. Nelson 5% 88% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t9 4-3 0 -2- O MIN T. Brunansky G. Nelson -0% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B; Gaetti to 3B
t9 4-3 1 --3 O MIN R. Smalley G. Nelson -5% 83% Strikeout
Randy Bush pinch hits for Steve Lombardozzi (2B) batting 8th
t9 4-3 2 --3 R MIN R. Bush G. Nelson 9% 92% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Gaetti Scores
Al Newman pinch runs for Randy Bush (PH) batting 8th
t9 5-3 2 1-- O MIN T. Laudner G. Nelson -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-5, Twins' Jeff Reardon facing 4-5-6
Al Newman moves from PR to 2B
b9 3-5 0 --- O OAK M. McGwire J. Reardon 5% 95% Flyball: 3B
b9 3-5 1 --- O OAK S. Henderson J. Reardon 3% 98% Strikeout Looking
b9 3-5 2 --- O OAK R. Jackson J. Reardon 2% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Athletics 3.

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