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MIL
@CAL
6
5
CLE
@DET
1
3
BAL
@NYY
1
7
MIN
@OAK
3
12
KCR
@SEA
10
11
CHW
@TEX
1
4
BOS
@TOR
13
2
SFG
@ATL
7
4
MON
@CHC
4
5
 
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MON
@CHC
9
1
SDP
@CIN
2
7
LAD
@HOU
6
0
PHI
@NYM
4
6
PIT
@STL
5
1
Tuesday, September 20, 1988, 7:35
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 29,585, Time of Game: 3:07
Twins
3
83-68
 Lost 3 
2nd, 13½ GB
at Athletics
12
97-55
 Won 4 
1st
W: Storm Davis (16-5)
L: Frank Viola (22-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  1  0   2  0  0    3 10  0
Athletics       0  3  1   2  0  0   1  5  X   12 17  0

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 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .266 .317 .401 .718 15 7 -0.023 0.57 0.024 -0.048 0.1 0 0
   Mark Davidson PR-LF 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .223 .296 .320 .616 5 3 -0.019 0.74 0.000 -0.019 -0.4 0 0
Tom Herr 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .247 .344 .311 .654 24 12 0.008 0.46 0.041 -0.033 -0.1 3 3
Randy Bush RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .256 .359 .433 .792 18 13 -0.029 0.77 0.048 -0.078 0.2 2 0 GDP
   John Christensen PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .342 .400 .742 3 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2
Kirby Puckett CF 5 0 4 1 0 0 5 .350 .368 .534 .902 20 12 0.153 0.78 0.153 0.000 1.9 4 0
Jim Dwyer DH 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 .267 .385 .360 .745 15 5 0.019 0.98 0.063 -0.044 0.6
   Gary Gaetti PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .300 .354 .554 .907 1 1 -0.092 2.27 0.000 -0.092 -0.9 GDP
Gene Larkin 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .277 .381 .389 .770 12 7 -0.110 1.16 0.000 -0.110 -1.6 5 0
Tim Laudner C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .248 .315 .405 .720 13 9 -0.077 0.96 0.013 -0.090 -1.0 8 0
Al Newman 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .235 .316 .258 .574 28 15 0.036 0.59 0.060 -0.024 0.1 0 1
Greg Gagne SS 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .238 .287 .397 .683 17 11 -0.049 0.80 0.020 -0.069 -0.0 2 4 HR
Frank Viola P 0 0
   Mark Portugal P 0 0
   German Gonzalez P 0 0
   Dan Schatzeder P 0 0
Team Totals 35 3 10 3 5 6 40 .286 .375 .371 .746 171 98 -0.183 0.78 0.422 -0.607 -1.3 24 8
HR: G Gagne (13, off S Davis, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
TB: K Puckett 4; G Gagne 4; A Newman; D Gladden; T Laudner; R Bush; T Herr.
GIDP: G Gaetti (10); R Bush (6).
RBI: R Bush (50); G Gagne (46); K Puckett (109).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Herr-G Gagne-G Larkin; G Gagne-T Herr-G Larkin.

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Phillips LF-RF 4 2 2 3 1 0 5 .197 .305 .301 .606 13 6 0.013 0.36 0.048 -0.036 2.6 3 0 HR,2B
Dave Henderson CF 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .302 .360 .532 .891 14 10 -0.011 0.28 0.019 -0.030 0.3 2 0
Jose Canseco RF 2 1 2 0 1 0 3 .306 .389 .568 .956 14 8 0.046 0.39 0.046 0.000 1.1 1 0 2B,SB
   Luis Polonia PH-LF 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 .300 .348 .392 .740 9 6 -0.005 0.10 0.000 -0.005 -0.1 0 0
Carney Lansford 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 5 .284 .333 .368 .701 12 11 -0.037 0.35 0.000 -0.037 -0.5 1 2 SH
Terry Steinbach C 3 1 1 2 1 1 5 .261 .331 .394 .725 19 10 0.048 0.38 0.054 -0.007 1.2 6 0 SF
Don Baylor DH 4 2 3 2 0 0 5 .227 .340 .343 .683 9 8 0.089 0.40 0.092 -0.004 2.8 HR,HBP
Stan Javier 1B 5 0 1 1 0 2 5 .263 .319 .324 .643 15 10 -0.069 0.51 0.000 -0.069 -0.4 10 0 GDP
Mike Gallego 2B 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .205 .296 .256 .551 17 11 0.140 0.47 0.148 -0.008 -0.6 1 2 2B,GDP
Walt Weiss SS 3 2 3 2 1 0 4 .246 .312 .315 .627 15 9 0.103 0.38 0.103 0.000 1.9 3 3 2B
Storm Davis P 0 1
   Eric Plunk P 0 0
   Rick Honeycutt P 0 1
Team Totals 37 12 17 12 4 7 44 .459 .512 .730 1.241 137 89 0.317 0.38 0.510 -0.196 8.2 27 9
2B: M Gallego (7, off F Viola); T Phillips (7, off F Viola); J Canseco (33, off F Viola); W Weiss (14, off M Portugal).
HR: D Baylor (7, off G Gonzalez, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF Line); T Phillips (2, off G Gonzalez, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
SF: T Steinbach (5, off F Viola).
SH: C Lansford (5, off F Viola).
HBP: D Baylor (10, by D Schatzeder).
TB: D Baylor 6; T Phillips 6; W Weiss 4; J Canseco 3; D Henderson 2; M Gallego 2; S Javier; L Polonia; C Lansford; T Steinbach.
GIDP: M Gallego (6); S Javier (12).
RBI: T Phillips 3 (15); D Baylor 2 (31); T Steinbach 2 (50); W Weiss 2 (34); M Gallego (19); D Henderson (88); S Javier (35).
2-out RBI: T Phillips; D Baylor; D Henderson.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Lansford-M Gallego-S Javier; S Davis-W Weiss-S Javier.
Baserunning
SB: J Canseco (38, 2nd base off F Viola/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, L (22-7) 3.2 9 6 6 1 4 0 2.54 21 66 45 22 11 12 6 10 5 0 22 -0.302 0.69 -4.7
Mark Portugal 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 4.53 8 24 14 10 1 3 2 5 3 0 2 0 0.012 0.12 1.0
German Gonzalez 1.2 5 6 6 2 3 2 3.54 12 42 27 15 4 8 2 5 0 0 2 0 -0.027 0.08 -4.1
Dan Schatzeder 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.03 3 5 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 2 0.000 0.00 -0.5
Team Totals 8 17 12 12 4 7 2 13.50 44 137 89 49 17 23 11 21 9 0 22 7 2 -0.317 0.38 -8.2

Oakland Athletics

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
Storm Davis, W (16-5) 5 6 1 1 3 3 1 3.46 23 109 63 40 11 12 5 12 6 0 51 0.118 0.84 0.4
Eric Plunk 1.1 3 2 2 1 2 0 3.08 8 32 18 11 4 3 0 5 3 0 2 0 -0.048 0.78 -1.0
Rick Honeycutt, S (7) 2.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.58 9 30 17 11 2 4 6 1 0 0 2 0 0.113 0.62 1.8
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 5 6 1 3.00 40 171 98 62 17 19 11 18 9 0 51 4 0 0.183 0.78 1.3
S Davis faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: S Davis 2 (15).
HBP: D Schatzeder (2; D Baylor).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Steve Palermo, 2B - Larry Young, 3B - Dan Morrison.
Time of Game: 3:07.
Attendance: 29,585.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 62° F, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Oakland Athletics
1 Dan Gladden LF 1 Tony Phillips LF
2 Tom Herr 2B 2 Dave Henderson CF
3 Randy Bush RF 3 Jose Canseco RF
4 Kirby Puckett CF 4 Carney Lansford 3B
5 Jim Dwyer DH 5 Terry Steinbach C
6 Gene Larkin 1B 6 Don Baylor DH
7 Tim Laudner C 7 Stan Javier 1B
8 Al Newman 3B 8 Mike Gallego 2B
9 Greg Gagne SS 9 Walt Weiss SS
Frank Viola P Storm Davis P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R OAK M. Gallego F. Viola 15% 74% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Steinbach Scores; Baylor to 3B
b2 1-0 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RR OAK W. Weiss F. Viola 9% 83% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Baylor Scores; Gallego Scores
t7 3-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO MIN G. Gaetti R. Honeycutt 9% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK D. Baylor F. Viola 6% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Steinbach to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O OAK S. Javier F. Viola -5% 59% Strikeout Swinging

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' Storm Davis facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Gladden S. Davis 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  MIN T. Herr S. Davis -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO MIN R. Bush S. Davis 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frank Viola facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK T. Phillips F. Viola -2% 53% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK D. Henderson F. Viola -1% 51% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK J. Canseco F. Viola 1% 52% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O OAK C. Lansford F. Viola -2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Storm Davis facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN K. Puckett S. Davis -4% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  MIN J. Dwyer S. Davis -3% 44% Wild Pitch; Puckett to 2B
t2 0-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Dwyer S. Davis 4% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  O MIN G. Larkin S. Davis 3% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B; Puckett to 3B
t2 0-0 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O MIN T. Laudner S. Davis 4% 55% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frank Viola facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK T. Steinbach F. Viola 4% 59% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK D. Baylor F. Viola 6% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Steinbach to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O OAK S. Javier F. Viola -5% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R OAK M. Gallego F. Viola 15% 74% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Steinbach Scores; Baylor to 3B
b2 1-0 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RR OAK W. Weiss F. Viola 9% 83% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Baylor Scores; Gallego Scores
b2 3-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O OAK T. Phillips F. Viola -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 3-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Henderson F. Viola -1% 81% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 3.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Storm Davis facing 8-9-1
t3 0-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN A. Newman S. Davis -4% 77% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t3 0-3 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O MIN G. Gagne S. Davis 3% 80% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t3 0-3 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O MIN D. Gladden S. Davis 3% 83% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 0-3 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN T. Herr S. Davis 2% 85% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-0, Twins' Frank Viola facing 3-4-5
b3 3-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK J. Canseco F. Viola 2% 87% Walk
b3 3-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK C. Lansford F. Viola 1% 88% Canseco Steals 2B
b3 3-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O OAK C. Lansford F. Viola -0% 88% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Canseco to 3B
b3 3-0 1 --3 3,(2-0)  RO OAK T. Steinbach F. Viola 2% 89% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Canseco Scores
b3 4-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK D. Baylor F. Viola -0% 89% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 4.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' Storm Davis facing 3-4-5
t4 0-4 0 --- 10,(3-2)  O MIN R. Bush S. Davis 2% 90% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t4 0-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN K. Puckett S. Davis -2% 88% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS)
t4 0-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Dwyer S. Davis -3% 85% Walk; Puckett to 2B
t4 0-4 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN G. Larkin S. Davis 4% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-4 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Laudner S. Davis 3% 92% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' Frank Viola facing 7-8-9
b4 4-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK S. Javier F. Viola -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
b4 4-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK M. Gallego F. Viola -0% 91% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b4 4-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK W. Weiss F. Viola 0% 91% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS)
b4 4-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R OAK T. Phillips F. Viola 4% 95% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Weiss Scores; Phillips to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
b4 5-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R OAK D. Henderson F. Viola 2% 97% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS); Phillips Scores
b4 6-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  OAK J. Canseco F. Viola 0% 97% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Henderson to 3B
Mark Portugal replaces Frank Viola pitching
b4 6-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O OAK C. Lansford M. Portugal -1% 97% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 6.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-6, Athletics' Storm Davis facing 8-9-1
t5 0-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN A. Newman S. Davis 1% 97% Flyball: LF
t5 0-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  R MIN G. Gagne S. Davis -2% 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t5 1-6 1 --- 3,(2-0)  MIN D. Gladden S. Davis -1% 94% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t5 1-6 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN T. Herr S. Davis 1% 96% Lineout: CF (Short CF)
t5 1-6 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN R. Bush S. Davis -0% 95% Wild Pitch; Gladden to 2B
t5 1-6 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN R. Bush S. Davis 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-1, Twins' Mark Portugal facing 5-6-7
b5 6-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK T. Steinbach M. Portugal -0% 96% Lineout: 2B
b5 6-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK D. Baylor M. Portugal 0% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b5 6-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO OAK S. Javier M. Portugal -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 6.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-6, Athletics' Storm Davis facing 4-5-6
t6 1-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN K. Puckett S. Davis -2% 94% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t6 1-6 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Dwyer S. Davis -3% 91% Walk; Puckett to 2B
Eric Plunk replaces Storm Davis pitching
t6 1-6 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O MIN G. Larkin E. Plunk 3% 94% Popfly: SS
t6 1-6 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O MIN T. Laudner E. Plunk 2% 96% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
t6 1-6 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O MIN A. Newman E. Plunk 2% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-1, Twins' Mark Portugal facing 8-9-1
b6 6-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK M. Gallego M. Portugal -0% 98% Flyball: CF
b6 6-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  OAK W. Weiss M. Portugal 0% 98% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
b6 6-1 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  OAK T. Phillips M. Portugal 0% 98% Walk
b6 6-1 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O OAK D. Henderson M. Portugal -0% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Weiss to 3B
German Gonzalez replaces Mark Portugal pitching
Luis Polonia pinch hits for Jose Canseco (RF) batting 3rd
b6 6-1 2 1-3 7,(3-2)  O OAK L. Polonia G. Gonzalez -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 6.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-6, Athletics' Eric Plunk facing 9-1-2
Luis Polonia moves from PH to LF
Tony Phillips moves from LF to RF
t7 1-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN G. Gagne E. Plunk 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t7 1-6 1 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN D. Gladden E. Plunk -1% 97% Walk
Mark Davidson pinch runs for Dan Gladden (LF) batting 1st
t7 1-6 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN T. Herr E. Plunk -2% 96% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Davidson to 2B
t7 1-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R MIN R. Bush E. Plunk -5% 91% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Davidson Scores; Herr to 3B
t7 2-6 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  R MIN K. Puckett E. Plunk -5% 86% Single to RF (Line Drive); Herr Scores; Bush to 2B
Rick Honeycutt replaces Eric Plunk pitching
Gary Gaetti pinch hits for Jim Dwyer (DH) batting 5th
t7 3-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO MIN G. Gaetti R. Honeycutt 9% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-3, Twins' German Gonzalez facing 4-5-6
Mark Davidson moves from PR to LF
b7 6-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK C. Lansford G. Gonzalez -1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b7 6-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O OAK T. Steinbach G. Gonzalez -0% 94% Strikeout Looking
b7 6-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  R OAK D. Baylor G. Gonzalez 3% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b7 7-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK S. Javier G. Gonzalez -0% 97% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 7.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-7, Athletics' Rick Honeycutt facing 6-7-8
t8 3-7 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O MIN G. Larkin R. Honeycutt 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 3-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN T. Laudner R. Honeycutt -1% 97% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t8 3-7 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  MIN A. Newman R. Honeycutt -2% 94% Walk; Laudner to 2B
t8 3-7 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O MIN G. Gagne R. Honeycutt 3% 97% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B; Newman to 2B
t8 3-7 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Davidson R. Honeycutt 2% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 7-3, Twins' German Gonzalez facing 8-9-1
b8 7-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Gallego G. Gonzalez -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 7-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK W. Weiss G. Gonzalez 0% 99% Walk
b8 7-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR OAK T. Phillips G. Gonzalez 1% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Weiss Scores
b8 9-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK D. Henderson G. Gonzalez 0% 100% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
b8 9-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OAK L. Polonia G. Gonzalez 0% 100% Single to CF (Pop Fly to Short CF); Henderson to 2B
b8 9-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OAK C. Lansford G. Gonzalez 0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Henderson to 3B; Polonia to 2B
b8 9-3 1 123 5,(3-1)  R OAK T. Steinbach G. Gonzalez 0% 100% Walk; Henderson Scores; Polonia to 3B; Lansford to 2B
Dan Schatzeder replaces German Gonzalez pitching
b8 10-3 1 123 1,(0-0)  R OAK D. Baylor D. Schatzeder 0% 100% Hit By Pitch; Polonia Scores; Lansford to 3B; Steinbach to 2B
b8 11-3 1 123 1,(0-0)  R OAK S. Javier D. Schatzeder 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Lansford Scores; Steinbach to 3B; Baylor to 2B
b8 12-3 1 123 3,(1-1)  OO OAK M. Gallego D. Schatzeder -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 12.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-12, Athletics' Rick Honeycutt facing 2-3-4
t9 3-12 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Herr R. Honeycutt 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
John Christensen pinch hits for Randy Bush (RF) batting 3rd
t9 3-12 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Christensen R. Honeycutt 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t9 3-12 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN K. Puckett R. Honeycutt 0% 100% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 12.

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