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@BAL
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@CLE
7
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@MIL
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6
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@STL
5
6
Friday, July 18, 1997, 7:36
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 10,463, Time of Game: 3:01
Twins
7
42-52
 Won 2 
4th, 10½ GB
at Athletics
3
40-58
 Lost 1 
4th, 15 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  2   1  0  3   0  0  1    7 14  1
Athletics       0  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  1    3  8  0

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chuck Knoblauch 2B 4 2 2 1 0 1 5 .292 .408 .423 .831 23 12 0.071 0.74 0.137 -0.066 0.2 2 3 SB,CS,HBP
Pat Meares SS 5 0 3 2 0 1 5 .281 .331 .445 .776 22 15 0.079 0.52 0.104 -0.025 2.1 2 2 2B
Roberto Kelly DH 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .296 .352 .429 .780 17 11 -0.015 0.44 0.026 -0.041 -1.1
Terry Steinbach C 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 .282 .336 .444 .780 18 10 0.068 0.69 0.094 -0.026 1.0 5 0
Ron Coomer 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .313 .339 .463 .802 12 7 -0.012 0.70 0.034 -0.046 -0.1 0 4
Marty Cordova LF 4 0 2 2 0 1 4 .267 .335 .455 .790 11 10 0.034 0.56 0.061 -0.027 1.1 4 0 2B
Greg Colbrunn 1B 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 .286 .316 .427 .743 4 3 0.055 0.98 0.081 -0.026 0.7 5 0
   Scott Stahoviak PH-1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .252 .320 .473 .793 6 5 -0.009 0.12 0.000 -0.009 -0.6 2 0
Darrin Jackson CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .234 .253 .351 .604 8 7 -0.041 0.39 0.000 -0.041 -1.0 5 0
Denny Hocking RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .276 .315 .358 .673 11 9 0.008 0.48 0.028 -0.020 -0.0 2 0 SB
LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
Team Totals 38 7 14 7 0 5 39 .368 .385 .421 .806 132 89 0.238 0.57 0.565 -0.327 2.2 27 9
2B: M Cordova (10, off D Johnson); P Meares (20, off G Haught).
HBP: C Knoblauch (9, by G Haught).
TB: P Meares 4; M Cordova 3; D Hocking 2; T Steinbach 2; C Knoblauch 2; R Kelly; R Coomer; G Colbrunn.
RBI: P Meares 2 (43); M Cordova 2 (26); C Knoblauch (41); G Colbrunn (22); R Coomer (46).
2-out RBI: P Meares 2; C Knoblauch; G Colbrunn.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 6 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 3. P Meares-C Knoblauch-S Stahoviak; R Coomer-C Knoblauch-G Colbrunn; C Knoblauch-P Meares-G Colbrunn.
E: P Meares (9).
Baserunning
SB: D Hocking (3, 2nd base off S Wojciechowski/B Mayne); C Knoblauch (38, 3rd base off S Wojciechowski/B Mayne).
CS: C Knoblauch (5, 2nd base by S Wojciechowski/B Mayne).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mark Bellhorn 3B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .293 .384 .400 .784 17 10 -0.037 0.93 0.043 -0.080 -0.5 2 3
Scott Spiezio 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .238 .295 .391 .686 9 5 -0.164 1.19 0.000 -0.164 -1.5 4 2 GDP
Matt Stairs RF 2 2 2 1 2 0 4 .378 .465 .769 1.234 12 4 0.106 0.72 0.106 0.000 1.7 1 0 HR
Mark McGwire 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .298 .396 .681 1.077 10 8 0.014 1.35 0.097 -0.083 0.3 10 1
Jason Giambi LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .292 .361 .493 .854 13 8 -0.105 1.25 0.000 -0.105 -1.2 3 2
Jose Canseco DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .238 .322 .446 .768 12 8 0.060 0.96 0.101 -0.041 0.3 GDP
Scott Brosius CF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .207 .267 .320 .587 14 9 -0.087 1.04 0.018 -0.105 0.2 1 0 HR,GDP
Tony Batista SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .188 .252 .344 .596 7 7 -0.101 1.21 0.000 -0.101 -1.0 1 4
   Dave Magadan PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .270 .392 .365 .757 5 4 -0.012 0.47 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
Brent Mayne C 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .229 .299 .323 .622 14 6 0.070 0.82 0.082 -0.012 0.4 5 0
   George Williams PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .268 .384 .372 .755 6 3 -0.006 0.23 0.000 -0.006 -0.2
Steve Wojciechowski P 0 1
   Dane Johnson P 0 0
   Gary Haught P 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 8 3 4 4 37 .242 .324 .424 .749 119 72 -0.262 1.01 0.447 -0.709 -1.8 27 13
HR: M Stairs (17, off L Hawkins, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); S Brosius (8, off L Hawkins, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
TB: M Stairs 5; S Brosius 4; M McGwire 2; B Mayne; M Bellhorn; J Canseco.
GIDP: S Spiezio (10); S Brosius (8); J Canseco (11).
RBI: M Stairs (46); J Canseco (60); S Brosius (30).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Giambi-S Spiezio.
Outfield Assists: J Giambi (M Cordova at 2nd base); J Giambi (P Meares at 1st base).

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
LaTroy Hawkins, W (2-5) 8 8 3 3 4 2 2 5.31 34 105 62 40 3 19 7 21 11 0 52 0.242 1.08 1.3
Eddie Guardado 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.05 3 14 10 6 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.020 0.25 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 4 4 2 3.00 37 119 72 46 4 22 7 22 11 0 52 0 0 0.262 1.01 1.8
L Hawkins faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.

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
Steve Wojciechowski, L (0-2) 5 8 4 4 0 1 0 7.84 21 70 48 37 7 4 8 12 9 0 36 -0.104 0.79 -0.7
Dane Johnson 1 4 2 2 0 2 0 3.86 7 28 18 8 3 7 2 3 1 0 1 1 -0.139 0.55 -2.1
Gary Haught 3 2 1 1 0 2 0 2.25 11 34 23 15 2 6 1 7 1 0 0 0 0.005 0.10 0.6
Team Totals 9 14 7 7 0 5 0 7.00 39 132 89 60 12 17 11 22 11 0 36 1 1 -0.238 0.57 -2.2
S Wojciechowski faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: G Haught (2; C Knoblauch).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Fieldin Culbreth, 1B - Gary Cederstrom, 2B - Drew Coble, 3B - Mark Johnson.
Time of Game: 3:01.
Attendance: 10,463.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 12mph out to Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R MIN C. Knoblauch S. Wojciechowski 11% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive); Hocking Scores; Knoblauch to 2B/Adv on throw
b3 0-2 1 12- 2,(1-0)  OO OAK S. Spiezio L. Hawkins 10% 73% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
t3 1-0 2 --3 6,(1-2)  R MIN P. Meares S. Wojciechowski 9% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive); Knoblauch Scores
t4 2-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R MIN G. Colbrunn S. Wojciechowski 8% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Steinbach Scores
b4 0-3 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  R OAK J. Canseco L. Hawkins -8% 63% Fielder's Choice SS; Stairs Scores; McGwire to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw); Canseco 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' Steve Wojciechowski facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN C. Knoblauch S. Wojciechowski -2% 48% Lineout: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN P. Meares S. Wojciechowski -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O MIN R. Kelly S. Wojciechowski -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK M. Bellhorn L. Hawkins 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK S. Spiezio L. Hawkins 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  OAK M. Stairs L. Hawkins -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK M. McGwire L. Hawkins 2% 50% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Steve Wojciechowski facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach S. Wojciechowski -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN R. Coomer S. Wojciechowski -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(0-2)  O MIN M. Cordova S. Wojciechowski -1% 45% Single to LF (Line Drive); Cordova out at 2B/LF-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK J. Giambi L. Hawkins 2% 47% Lineout: 1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  OAK J. Canseco L. Hawkins -3% 45% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO OAK S. Brosius L. Hawkins 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Steve Wojciechowski facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN G. Colbrunn S. Wojciechowski -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Jackson S. Wojciechowski -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t3 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  MIN D. Hocking S. Wojciechowski 1% 47% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t3 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN C. Knoblauch S. Wojciechowski 1% 48% Hocking Steals 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R MIN C. Knoblauch S. Wojciechowski 11% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive); Hocking Scores; Knoblauch to 2B/Adv on throw
t3 1-0 2 -2- 5,(0-2)  MIN P. Meares S. Wojciechowski 0% 60% Knoblauch Steals 3B
t3 1-0 2 --3 6,(1-2)  R MIN P. Meares S. Wojciechowski 9% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive); Knoblauch Scores
t3 2-0 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  O MIN R. Kelly S. Wojciechowski -2% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O OAK T. Batista L. Hawkins 3% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK B. Mayne L. Hawkins -3% 66% Walk
b3 0-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK M. Bellhorn L. Hawkins -4% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Mayne to 2B
b3 0-2 1 12- 2,(1-0)  OO OAK S. Spiezio L. Hawkins 10% 73% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Steve Wojciechowski facing 4-5-6
t4 2-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN T. Steinbach S. Wojciechowski 3% 75% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t4 2-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN R. Coomer S. Wojciechowski -3% 73% Popfly: 3B
t4 2-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cordova S. Wojciechowski -1% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B); Steinbach to 2B
t4 2-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R MIN G. Colbrunn S. Wojciechowski 8% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Steinbach Scores
t4 3-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Jackson S. Wojciechowski -1% 78% Popfly: 2B (Short RF Line)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 3-4-5
b4 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK M. Stairs L. Hawkins -4% 74% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 0-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK M. McGwire L. Hawkins -7% 67% Single to LF (Line Drive); Stairs to 2B
b4 0-3 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O OAK J. Giambi L. Hawkins 4% 71% Foul Flyball: RF (Deep RF Foul); Stairs to 3B
b4 0-3 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  R OAK J. Canseco L. Hawkins -8% 63% Fielder's Choice SS; Stairs Scores; McGwire to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw); Canseco to 1B
b4 1-3 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O OAK S. Brosius L. Hawkins 5% 68% Flyball: CF; McGwire to 3B
b4 1-3 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O OAK T. Batista L. Hawkins 6% 75% Lineout: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 1.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' Steve Wojciechowski facing 9-1-2
t5 3-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Hocking S. Wojciechowski -2% 73% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t5 3-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN C. Knoblauch S. Wojciechowski 2% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 3-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN P. Meares S. Wojciechowski -3% 71% Knoblauch Caught Stealing 2B (P-1B-SS)
t5 3-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN P. Meares S. Wojciechowski -1% 71% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 9-1-2
b5 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  OAK B. Mayne L. Hawkins -5% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 1-3 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O OAK M. Bellhorn L. Hawkins 5% 70% Foul Popfly: C
b5 1-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O OAK S. Spiezio L. Hawkins 4% 74% Flyball: LF
b5 1-3 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  OAK M. Stairs L. Hawkins -3% 71% Walk; Mayne to 2B
b5 1-3 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O OAK M. McGwire L. Hawkins 6% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 1.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' Steve Wojciechowski facing 3-4-5
t6 3-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN R. Kelly S. Wojciechowski 3% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
Dane Johnson replaces Steve Wojciechowski pitching
t6 3-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Steinbach D. Johnson 7% 87% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Kelly to 3B
t6 3-1 0 1-3 6,(3-2)  R MIN R. Coomer D. Johnson 3% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS); Kelly Scores; Steinbach to 2B
t6 4-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  RR MIN M. Cordova D. Johnson 6% 96% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Steinbach Scores; Coomer Scores
Scott Stahoviak pinch hits for Greg Colbrunn (1B) batting 7th
t6 6-1 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O MIN S. Stahoviak D. Johnson -1% 95% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t6 6-1 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Jackson D. Johnson -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
t6 6-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  MIN D. Hocking D. Johnson 0% 95% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Cordova to 3B
t6 6-1 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  O MIN C. Knoblauch D. Johnson -1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-6, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 5-6-7
Scott Stahoviak moves from PH to 1B
b6 1-6 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK J. Giambi L. Hawkins 1% 95% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b6 1-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK J. Canseco L. Hawkins 1% 96% Flyball: CF
b6 1-6 2 --- 8,(3-2)  OAK S. Brosius L. Hawkins -1% 96% Walk
b6 1-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK T. Batista L. Hawkins 1% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Athletics 1.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-1, Athletics' Gary Haught facing 2-3-4
Gary Haught replaces Dane Johnson pitching
t7 6-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN P. Meares G. Haught 0% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t7 6-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO MIN R. Kelly G. Haught -1% 96% Fly Ball Double Play: LF-2B (Deep LF)
t7 6-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach G. Haught -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-6, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 9-1-2
b7 1-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK B. Mayne L. Hawkins 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 1-6 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O OAK M. Bellhorn L. Hawkins 1% 98% Flyball: LF
b7 1-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK S. Spiezio L. Hawkins 0% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Athletics 1.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-1, Athletics' Gary Haught facing 5-6-7
t8 6-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN R. Coomer G. Haught -0% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t8 6-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cordova G. Haught -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t8 6-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN S. Stahoviak G. Haught -0% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-6, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 3-4-5
b8 1-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R OAK M. Stairs L. Hawkins -2% 95% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b8 2-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  OAK M. McGwire L. Hawkins -3% 92% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b8 2-6 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Giambi L. Hawkins 3% 95% Strikeout Looking
b8 2-6 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO OAK J. Canseco L. Hawkins 3% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Athletics 2.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-2, Athletics' Gary Haught facing 8-9-1
t9 6-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Jackson G. Haught -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t9 6-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Hocking G. Haught -0% 98% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t9 6-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN C. Knoblauch G. Haught 0% 98% Hit By Pitch
t9 6-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R MIN P. Meares G. Haught 1% 99% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Knoblauch Scores
t9 7-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Kelly G. Haught -0% 99% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 7, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-7, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 7-8-9
b9 2-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R OAK S. Brosius L. Hawkins -1% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
Eddie Guardado replaces LaTroy Hawkins pitching
Dave Magadan pinch hits for Tony Batista (SS) batting 8th
b9 3-7 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O OAK D. Magadan E. Guardado 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
George Williams pinch hits for Brent Mayne (C) batting 9th
b9 3-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK G. Williams E. Guardado 1% 100% Popfly: SS (Deep 3B)
b9 3-7 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK M. Bellhorn E. Guardado 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 7, Athletics 3.

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  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • 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.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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