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MIL
@CAL
10
3
CLE
@DET
2
3
BAL
@NYY
2
3
 
(12)
MIN
@OAK
3
6
KCR
@SEA
5
4
CHW
@TEX
6
1
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@TOR
0
1
MON
@CHC
8
5
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@CIN
1
5
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@HOU
0
1
SDP
@LAD
9
3
SDP
@LAD
5
6
 
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PHI
@NYM
3
4
PIT
@STL
5
0
Wednesday, September 21, 1988, 1:15
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 23,200, Time of Game: 2:42
Twins
3
83-69
 Lost 4 
2nd, 14½ GB
at Athletics
6
98-55
 Won 5 
1st
W: Bob Welch (16-8)
L: Bert Blyleven (10-16)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  1  1   0  0  0   0  1  0    3  5  0
Athletics       0  0  3   0  3  0   0  0  X    6  9  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
John Moses LF 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .318 .367 .429 .797 12 7 0.016 0.83 0.070 -0.054 0.6 0 0 2B
Tom Herr 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .244 .343 .308 .650 15 9 0.034 0.91 0.071 -0.037 0.6 1 2
Randy Bush RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .257 .359 .432 .791 16 11 -0.060 0.91 0.012 -0.072 -0.6 1 0 CS
   John Christensen PH-RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .286 .359 .400 .759 6 2 0.064 1.85 0.064 0.000 0.5 1 0
Kirby Puckett CF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .351 .368 .534 .903 9 6 0.054 1.58 0.137 -0.083 0.3 2 0
   Mark Davidson CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .296 .320 .616 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jim Dwyer DH 2 0 0 1 2 0 4 .260 .389 .351 .740 17 7 0.038 1.42 0.080 -0.043 0.8
Gene Larkin 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .274 .378 .386 .764 19 13 -0.115 1.54 0.000 -0.115 -1.5 8 0
Al Newman 3B 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .231 .311 .253 .564 11 7 -0.058 1.01 0.002 -0.060 -0.7 1 0
Tom Nieto C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .073 .105 .073 .178 11 8 -0.058 0.74 0.000 -0.058 -0.6 9 0
   Eric Bullock PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .273 .111 .384 1 1 -0.009 0.38 0.000 -0.009 -0.2
Doug Baker SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 15 9 -0.038 0.51 0.000 -0.038 -0.4 1 2
   Gary Gaetti PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .299 .353 .552 .906 1 1 -0.003 0.13 0.000 -0.003 -0.1
Bert Blyleven P 0 0
   Les Straker P 0 1
   Keith Atherton P 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 5 3 4 6 36 .156 .250 .188 .438 133 81 -0.135 1.05 0.436 -0.572 -1.3 24 5
2B: J Moses (10, off B Welch).
TB: J Moses 3; K Puckett 2; R Bush.
RBI: K Puckett (110); A Newman (16); J Dwyer (14).
2-out RBI: K Puckett.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Herr-D Baker-G Larkin.
Baserunning
CS: R Bush (5, 2nd base by B Welch/R Hassey).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Luis Polonia LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .297 .346 .388 .734 18 9 0.030 0.85 0.070 -0.040 0.0 2 0
Stan Javier CF-RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .263 .320 .327 .648 10 5 0.124 0.90 0.137 -0.013 1.0 2 0 2B,HBP
Dave Parker 1B 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .253 .312 .395 .707 23 15 0.127 1.28 0.162 -0.036 1.1 5 2
   Carney Lansford 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .333 .368 .701 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
Don Baylor DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .224 .339 .339 .678 13 8 -0.117 1.18 0.004 -0.121 -0.9
   Lance Blankenship PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Ron Hassey C 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .260 .324 .375 .699 12 7 0.205 1.15 0.213 -0.008 1.3 5 2 GDP
Doug Jennings RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .215 .364 .312 .676 16 11 -0.140 1.31 0.000 -0.140 -1.6 1 0
   Dave Henderson CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .360 .532 .891 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Tony Phillips 3B 3 1 1 2 1 1 4 .199 .309 .312 .621 15 6 0.166 1.16 0.200 -0.034 1.7 2 1 3B
Walt Weiss SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .246 .312 .317 .628 10 6 -0.046 1.03 0.045 -0.091 -0.2 2 2 2B
Mike Gallego 2B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .206 .295 .256 .551 17 12 0.014 0.56 0.044 -0.030 -0.3 1 4
Bob Welch P 2 0
   Greg Cadaret P 0 0
   Gene Nelson P 0 0
   Dennis Eckersley P 0 0
Team Totals 32 6 9 6 3 8 36 .281 .361 .406 .767 134 79 0.363 1.05 0.875 -0.513 2.2 27 11
2B: S Javier (12, off B Blyleven); W Weiss (15, off B Blyleven).
3B: T Phillips (4, off B Blyleven).
HBP: S Javier (2, by B Blyleven).
TB: T Phillips 3; R Hassey 3; W Weiss 2; S Javier 2; D Parker 2; M Gallego.
GIDP: R Hassey (9).
RBI: D Parker 2 (52); T Phillips 2 (17); W Weiss (35); R Hassey (45).
2-out RBI: T Phillips 2; W Weiss.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
PB: R Hassey (7).
E: W Weiss (15).

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
Bert Blyleven, L (10-16) 4.2 9 6 6 2 5 0 5.45 26 95 58 30 14 14 5 13 9 0 25 -0.391 1.40 -3.9
Les Straker 2.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.97 7 29 15 6 6 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0.023 0.16 1.3
Keith Atherton 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.45 3 10 6 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.006 0.07 0.5
Team Totals 8 9 6 6 3 8 0 6.75 36 134 79 40 20 19 8 16 9 0 25 1 0 -0.362 1.05 -2.2

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
Bob Welch, W (16-8) 7 5 3 2 3 5 0 3.63 28 110 67 33 14 20 9 11 6 0 59 0.077 0.95 0.9
Greg Cadaret 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.25 2 10 5 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 -0.124 1.22 -1.5
Gene Nelson, H (7) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.28 3 8 5 3 1 1 1 2 0 0 3 1 0.153 2.41 1.3
Dennis Eckersley, S (43) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.33 3 7 5 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.031 0.41 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 3 2 4 6 0 2.00 36 135 82 41 17 24 12 14 6 0 59 4 1 0.137 1.05 1.3
B Welch faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
G Cadaret faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Blyleven (13; S Javier).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Palermo, 1B - Larry Young, 2B - Dan Morrison, 3B - Dave Phillips.
Time of Game: 2:42.
Attendance: 23,200.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Oakland Athletics
1 John Moses LF 1 Luis Polonia LF
2 Tom Herr 2B 2 Stan Javier CF
3 Randy Bush RF 3 Dave Parker 1B
4 Kirby Puckett CF 4 Don Baylor DH
5 Jim Dwyer DH 5 Ron Hassey C
6 Gene Larkin 1B 6 Doug Jennings RF
7 Al Newman 3B 7 Tony Phillips 3B
8 Tom Nieto C 8 Walt Weiss SS
9 Doug Baker SS 9 Mike Gallego 2B
Bert Blyleven P Bob Welch P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 3-2 2 12- 4,(2-1)  RR OAK T. Phillips B. Blyleven 18% 89% Triple to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Parker Scores; Hassey Scores
b3 2-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R OAK R. Hassey B. Blyleven 14% 74% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Javier Scores; Parker to 3B
b3 0-2 0 123 8,(2-2)  RR OAK D. Parker B. Blyleven 13% 65% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Gallego Scores; Polonia Scores; Javier to 2B
t3 1-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R MIN K. Puckett B. Welch -10% 28% Single to CF (Line Drive); Moses Scores; Bush to 2B
b3 0-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OAK S. Javier B. Blyleven 10% 52% Hit By Pitch; Gallego to 3B; Polonia to 2B

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' Bob Welch facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Moses B. Welch 2% 52% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Herr B. Welch 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  MIN R. Bush B. Welch -1% 52% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN K. Puckett B. Welch 2% 55% Bush Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 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 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK L. Polonia B. Blyleven -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK S. Javier B. Blyleven 4% 57% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O OAK D. Parker B. Blyleven -3% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O OAK D. Baylor B. Blyleven -3% 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' Bob Welch facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN K. Puckett B. Welch -4% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Dwyer B. Welch -6% 40% Walk; Puckett to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN G. Larkin B. Welch 0% 41% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Puckett to 3B; Dwyer to 2B
t2 0-0 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RO MIN A. Newman B. Welch -0% 40% Groundout: SS-1B; Puckett Scores
t2 1-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Nieto B. Welch 3% 43% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK R. Hassey B. Blyleven 4% 48% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b2 0-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK D. Jennings B. Blyleven -4% 44% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK T. Phillips B. Blyleven -3% 41% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK W. Weiss B. Blyleven -3% 38% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Bob Welch facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN D. Baker B. Welch 2% 40% Lineout: SS
t3 1-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  MIN J. Moses B. Welch -4% 36% Double to RF (Line Drive)
t3 1-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  MIN T. Herr B. Welch -2% 34% Walk
t3 1-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O MIN R. Bush B. Welch 4% 38% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Moses to 3B
t3 1-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R MIN K. Puckett B. Welch -10% 28% Single to CF (Line Drive); Moses Scores; Bush to 2B
t3 2-0 2 12- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Dwyer B. Welch -2% 26% Walk; Bush to 3B; Puckett to 2B
t3 2-0 2 123 8,(3-2)  O MIN G. Larkin B. Welch 5% 31% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK M. Gallego B. Blyleven 4% 36% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 0-2 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  OAK L. Polonia B. Blyleven 7% 43% Walk; Gallego to 2B
b3 0-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OAK S. Javier B. Blyleven 10% 52% Hit By Pitch; Gallego to 3B; Polonia to 2B
b3 0-2 0 123 8,(2-2)  RR OAK D. Parker B. Blyleven 13% 65% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Gallego Scores; Polonia Scores; Javier to 2B
b3 2-2 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O OAK D. Baylor B. Blyleven -6% 60% Popfly: 1B
b3 2-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R OAK R. Hassey B. Blyleven 14% 74% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Javier Scores; Parker to 3B
b3 3-2 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  O OAK D. Jennings B. Blyleven -6% 68% Strikeout Looking
b3 3-2 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  OAK T. Phillips B. Blyleven 2% 69% Walk; Hassey to 2B
b3 3-2 2 123 2,(1-0)  O OAK W. Weiss B. Blyleven -6% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 2, Athletics 3.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Bob Welch facing 7-8-9
t4 2-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN A. Newman B. Welch 3% 66% Flyball: LF
t4 2-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Nieto B. Welch 2% 68% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t4 2-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN D. Baker B. Welch 1% 69% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
b4 3-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK M. Gallego B. Blyleven -2% 67% Flyball: CF
b4 3-2 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O OAK L. Polonia B. Blyleven -1% 66% Lineout: 2B
b4 3-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK S. Javier B. Blyleven -1% 65% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Athletics 3.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Bob Welch facing 1-2-3
t5 2-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Moses B. Welch 3% 68% Flyball: CF
t5 2-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Herr B. Welch 2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-3 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN R. Bush B. Welch 1% 71% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 3-4-5
b5 3-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  OAK D. Parker B. Blyleven 3% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 3-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O OAK D. Baylor B. Blyleven -3% 72% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b5 3-2 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  OAK R. Hassey B. Blyleven 3% 75% Single to RF (Line Drive); Parker to 2B
b5 3-2 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O OAK D. Jennings B. Blyleven -4% 71% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-2 2 12- 4,(2-1)  RR OAK T. Phillips B. Blyleven 18% 89% Triple to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Parker Scores; Hassey Scores
b5 5-2 2 --3 4,(2-1)  R OAK W. Weiss B. Blyleven 5% 93% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Phillips Scores
Les Straker replaces Bert Blyleven pitching
b5 6-2 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O OAK M. Gallego L. Straker -1% 93% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Athletics 6.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-6, Athletics' Bob Welch facing 4-5-6
t6 2-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN K. Puckett B. Welch 2% 94% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-6 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Dwyer B. Welch 1% 95% Lineout: 3B
t6 2-6 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN G. Larkin B. Welch 1% 96% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-2, Twins' Les Straker facing 1-2-3
b6 6-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK L. Polonia L. Straker -0% 95% Groundout: P-1B
b6 6-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK S. Javier L. Straker -0% 95% Flyball: CF
b6 6-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK D. Parker L. Straker -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Athletics 6.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-6, Athletics' Bob Welch facing 7-8-9
Carney Lansford replaces Dave Parker playing 1B batting 3rd
t7 2-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN A. Newman B. Welch 1% 96% Flyball: CF
t7 2-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN T. Nieto B. Welch 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Baker B. Welch 0% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-2, Twins' Les Straker facing 4-5-6
b7 6-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK D. Baylor L. Straker 0% 98% Walk
Lance Blankenship pinch runs for Don Baylor (DH) batting 4th
b7 6-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO OAK R. Hassey L. Straker -1% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b7 6-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK D. Jennings L. Straker -0% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Athletics 6.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-6, Athletics' Bob Welch facing 1-2-3
Dave Henderson replaces Doug Jennings (RF) playing CF batting 6th
Stan Javier moves from CF to RF
t8 2-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Moses B. Welch -2% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive)
Greg Cadaret replaces Bob Welch pitching
t8 2-6 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  MIN T. Herr G. Cadaret -1% 94% Passed Ball; Moses to 2B
t8 2-6 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  MIN T. Herr G. Cadaret -5% 89% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Moses to 3B
John Christensen pinch hits for Randy Bush (RF) batting 3rd
t8 2-6 0 1-3 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Christensen G. Cadaret -6% 82% Walk; Herr to 2B
Gene Nelson replaces Greg Cadaret pitching
t8 2-6 0 123 2,(1-0)  O MIN K. Puckett G. Nelson 7% 89% Flyball: CF
t8 2-6 1 123 5,(2-2)  RO MIN J. Dwyer G. Nelson 3% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B; Moses Scores/unER; Herr to 3B; Christensen to 2B
t8 3-6 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Larkin G. Nelson 5% 98% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-3, Twins' Keith Atherton facing 7-8-9
Keith Atherton replaces Les Straker pitching
Mark Davidson replaces Kirby Puckett playing CF batting 4th
John Christensen moves from PH to RF
b8 6-3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK T. Phillips K. Atherton -0% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 6-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK W. Weiss K. Atherton -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b8 6-3 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O OAK M. Gallego K. Atherton -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 6.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-6, Athletics' Dennis Eckersley facing 7-8-9
Dennis Eckersley replaces Gene Nelson pitching
t9 3-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN A. Newman D. Eckersley 2% 99% Strikeout Looking
Eric Bullock pinch hits for Tom Nieto (C) batting 8th
t9 3-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN E. Bullock D. Eckersley 1% 100% Flyball: CF
Gary Gaetti pinch hits for Doug Baker (SS) batting 9th
t9 3-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Gaetti D. Eckersley 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 6.

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  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

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