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@ANA
6
7
CHW
@CLE
14
7
BOS
@DET
8
5
MIN
@OAK
4
2
KCR
@SEA
5
11
TBD
@TEX
2
7
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@TOR
9
1
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@ATL
2
5
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3
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@FLA
2
3
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@MIL
9
6
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@MON
2
3
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@NYM
7
10
CIN
@PHI
4
5
SFG
@PIT
2
5
Wednesday, April 22, 1998, 12:16
, Network Associates Coliseum
Attendance: 7,491, Time of Game: 3:00
Twins
4
8-12
 Won 1 
3rd, 4½ GB
at Athletics
2
6-13
 Lost 1 
4th, 7½ GB
L: T.J. Mathews (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  1  0   0  0  0   0  3  0    4  7  0
Athletics       0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    2 11  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Otis Nixon CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .200 .250 .213 .463 11 10 -0.188 1.49 0.000 -0.188 -1.7 4 0
Matt Lawton LF 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .254 .397 .460 .858 23 11 -0.071 1.11 0.042 -0.114 -0.5 1 0
Ron Coomer 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .316 .333 .474 .807 23 19 0.065 1.27 0.143 -0.078 -0.1 1 1
   Denny Hocking PR-3B 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .087 .276 .087 .363 5 4 -0.005 0.19 0.000 -0.005 -0.1 0 1
David Ortiz 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .344 .403 .607 1.010 16 9 -0.172 1.38 0.000 -0.172 -1.1 4 1
Alex Ochoa RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .302 .302 .512 .814 13 10 0.206 1.47 0.257 -0.051 1.0 5 0 2B
Orlando Merced DH 3 2 1 0 1 1 4 .286 .324 .486 .810 15 7 0.061 1.25 0.093 -0.031 0.4
Terry Steinbach C 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .295 .475 .409 .884 12 8 -0.157 2.02 0.037 -0.193 -0.9 6 0
Todd Walker 2B 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 .346 .390 .500 .890 19 8 0.335 2.05 0.415 -0.080 1.3 4 2 2B
Pat Meares SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .409 .447 .682 1.129 10 9 0.112 1.54 0.168 -0.056 0.8 1 3
Eric Milton P 1 1
   Mike Trombley P 0 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
   Rick Aguilera P 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 7 4 4 8 39 .200 .282 .257 .539 147 95 0.186 1.46 1.155 -0.968 -0.9 27 9
2B: A Ochoa (6, off M Oquist); T Walker (5, off B Taylor).
TB: A Ochoa 3; P Meares 2; T Walker 2; M Lawton; O Merced.
RBI: T Walker 2 (10); P Meares (15); A Ochoa (6).
2-out RBI: T Walker 2; P Meares.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Walker-P Meares-D Ortiz; P Meares-T Walker-D Ortiz.

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ryan Christenson CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .091 .091 .091 .182 14 9 -0.184 1.17 0.000 -0.184 -1.9 3 0
   Rickey Henderson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .189 .286 .230 .515 5 3 -0.017 0.61 0.000 -0.017 -0.1
Jack Voigt LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .071 .188 .071 .259 12 7 -0.027 1.07 0.057 -0.085 -0.1 4 0
Jason Giambi 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .319 .383 .514 .897 15 10 -0.159 0.91 0.000 -0.159 -1.7 7 0 GDP
Kevin Mitchell DH 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .182 .280 .182 .462 19 11 -0.007 1.12 0.066 -0.072 0.2
Ben Grieve RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .289 .372 .421 .793 11 8 0.012 1.21 0.102 -0.090 -0.3 0 0 GDP
Mike Blowers 3B 4 0 2 2 0 2 4 .176 .263 .206 .469 13 10 0.157 1.47 0.228 -0.071 1.5 1 0 2B
Scott Spiezio 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .258 .352 .355 .707 15 10 -0.011 1.15 0.063 -0.073 0.2 2 3
Mike Macfarlane C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .222 .300 .296 .596 13 8 -0.075 1.36 0.030 -0.105 -0.9 8 0
   Dave Magadan PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .365 .431 .462 .893 7 4 -0.051 1.95 0.000 -0.051 -0.3
Rafael Bournigal SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .302 .333 .419 .752 17 9 0.047 1.30 0.128 -0.081 0.6 2 3 2B
Mike Oquist P 0 0
   T.J. Mathews P 0 0
   Billy Taylor P 0 0
   Buddy Groom P 0 0
Team Totals 36 2 11 2 1 6 37 .306 .324 .361 .685 141 89 -0.315 1.20 0.674 -0.988 -2.9 27 6
2B: R Bournigal (2, off E Milton); M Blowers (1, off E Milton).
TB: R Bournigal 3; M Blowers 3; B Grieve 2; S Spiezio 2; M Macfarlane; J Voigt; K Mitchell.
GIDP: J Giambi (3); B Grieve (2).
RBI: M Blowers 2 (4).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
E: T Mathews (1).

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
Eric Milton 5.2 8 2 2 1 3 0 4.09 25 98 60 41 5 14 6 15 7 0 47 0.027 1.09 0.8
Mike Trombley 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.53 4 15 9 6 0 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 -0.016 1.16 -0.2
Eddie Guardado, W (2-1) 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.84 5 13 11 5 2 4 2 1 0 0 2 0 0.201 1.72 1.8
Rick Aguilera, S (3) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.61 3 15 9 6 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.100 1.28 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 2 2 1 6 0 2.00 37 141 89 58 7 24 12 18 7 0 47 4 0 0.312 1.20 2.9

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
Mike Oquist 7 4 1 1 4 7 0 2.84 29 109 67 36 11 20 8 10 3 0 68 0.354 1.30 2.8
T.J. Mathews, BS (1), L (1-3) 0.2 2 3 0 0 1 0 5.79 5 17 13 8 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 -0.218 2.83 -0.9
Billy Taylor 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 2 11 7 4 1 2 0 2 0 0 2 2 -0.343 2.14 -1.5
Buddy Groom 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.69 3 10 8 6 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.020 0.26 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 4 1 4 8 0 1.00 39 147 95 54 17 24 13 14 3 0 68 2 2 -0.187 1.46 0.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Tschida, 1B - John Shulock, 2B - Don Denkinger, 3B - Rick Reed.
Time of Game: 3:00.
Attendance: 7,491.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Wind 14mph out to Rightfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Oakland Athletics
1 Otis Nixon CF 1 Ryan Christenson CF
2 Matt Lawton LF 2 Jack Voigt LF
3 Ron Coomer 3B 3 Jason Giambi 1B
4 David Ortiz 1B 4 Kevin Mitchell DH
5 Alex Ochoa RF 5 Ben Grieve RF
6 Orlando Merced DH 6 Mike Blowers 3B
7 Terry Steinbach C 7 Scott Spiezio 2B
8 Todd Walker 2B 8 Mike Macfarlane C
9 Pat Meares SS 9 Rafael Bournigal SS
Eric Milton P Mike Oquist P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 2-2 2 12- 5,(3-1)  RR MIN T. Walker B. Taylor 37% 85% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Ochoa Scores/unER; Merced Scores/unER
b4 0-1 1 12- 3,(1-1)  RR OAK M. Blowers E. Milton -22% 30% Double to CF (Line Drive); Mitchell Scores; Grieve Scores
t8 1-2 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  R MIN A. Ochoa T. Mathews 20% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hocking Scores/unER
t8 1-2 0 --- 6,(1-2)  MIN R. Coomer T. Mathews 14% 41% Reached on E1 (throw) (Ground Ball to P's Right); Coomer to 2B
b3 0-1 1 -23 2,(1-0)  O OAK R. Christenson E. Milton 11% 57% Fielder's Choice P; Macfarlane out at 3B/P-3B

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 Oquist facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN O. Nixon M. Oquist -2% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN M. Lawton M. Oquist 2% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  O MIN R. Coomer M. Oquist -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz M. Oquist -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Eric Milton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK R. Christenson E. Milton 2% 47% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK J. Voigt E. Milton 2% 49% Lineout: 2B
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Giambi E. Milton 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Mike Oquist facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN A. Ochoa M. Oquist -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN O. Merced M. Oquist 3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Steinbach M. Oquist 4% 54% Walk; Merced to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Walker M. Oquist -4% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B); Merced to 3B
t2 0-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R MIN P. Meares M. Oquist 10% 60% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Merced Scores; Walker to 3B
t2 1-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O MIN O. Nixon M. Oquist -5% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Eric Milton facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O OAK K. Mitchell E. Milton 3% 58% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK B. Grieve E. Milton 2% 60% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b2 0-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK M. Blowers E. Milton 1% 61% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Mike Oquist facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Lawton M. Oquist -2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Coomer M. Oquist -2% 57% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t3 1-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN D. Ortiz M. Oquist -1% 56% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Eric Milton facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK S. Spiezio E. Milton 3% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK M. Macfarlane E. Milton -3% 56% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
b3 0-1 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  OAK R. Bournigal E. Milton -10% 46% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Macfarlane to 3B
b3 0-1 1 -23 2,(1-0)  O OAK R. Christenson E. Milton 11% 57% Fielder's Choice P; Macfarlane out at 3B/P-3B
b3 0-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O OAK J. Voigt E. Milton 5% 62% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Mike Oquist facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN A. Ochoa M. Oquist 6% 68% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t4 1-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN O. Merced M. Oquist -1% 67% Flyball: CF; Ochoa to 3B
t4 1-0 1 --3 3,(0-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach M. Oquist -6% 61% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-0 2 --3 5,(3-1)  O MIN T. Walker M. Oquist -4% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Eric Milton facing 3-4-5
b4 0-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK J. Giambi E. Milton 3% 60% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 1B)
b4 0-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  OAK K. Mitchell E. Milton -3% 56% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 0-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OAK B. Grieve E. Milton -5% 52% Single to CF (Line Drive); Mitchell to 2B
b4 0-1 1 12- 3,(1-1)  RR OAK M. Blowers E. Milton -22% 30% Double to CF (Line Drive); Mitchell Scores; Grieve Scores
b4 2-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  OAK S. Spiezio E. Milton -4% 26% Single to LF (Line Drive); Blowers to 3B
b4 2-1 1 1-3 7,(2-2)  O OAK M. Macfarlane E. Milton 6% 32% Flyball: RF
b4 2-1 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O OAK R. Bournigal E. Milton 5% 37% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 2.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Mike Oquist facing 9-1-2
t5 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Meares M. Oquist -3% 33% Popfly: 2B
t5 1-2 1 --- 5,(0-2)  O MIN O. Nixon M. Oquist -2% 31% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN M. Lawton M. Oquist 2% 33% Walk
t5 1-2 2 1-- 10,(2-2)  O MIN R. Coomer M. Oquist -3% 30% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Eric Milton facing 1-2-3
b5 2-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK R. Christenson E. Milton 2% 32% Flyball: CF
b5 2-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK J. Voigt E. Milton 2% 33% Popfly: 2B
b5 2-1 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O OAK J. Giambi E. Milton 1% 35% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 2.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Mike Oquist facing 4-5-6
t6 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz M. Oquist -4% 31% Lineout: SS
t6 1-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN A. Ochoa M. Oquist -3% 28% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN O. Merced M. Oquist -2% 26% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Eric Milton facing 4-5-6
b6 2-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK K. Mitchell E. Milton -3% 23% Walk
b6 2-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO OAK B. Grieve E. Milton 7% 30% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
b6 2-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK M. Blowers E. Milton -1% 29% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 2-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  OAK S. Spiezio E. Milton -2% 27% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Blowers to 2B
Mike Trombley replaces Eric Milton pitching
b6 2-1 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O OAK M. Macfarlane M. Trombley 4% 31% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Mike Oquist facing 7-8-9
t7 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach M. Oquist -5% 27% Foul Popfly: 1B
t7 1-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Walker M. Oquist 5% 32% Walk
t7 1-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN P. Meares M. Oquist 7% 39% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Walker to 2B
t7 1-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN O. Nixon M. Oquist -9% 30% Lineout: LF
t7 1-2 2 12- 4,(3-0)  O MIN M. Lawton M. Oquist -8% 22% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Mike Trombley facing 9-1-2
b7 2-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK R. Bournigal M. Trombley -3% 19% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 2-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK R. Christenson M. Trombley 3% 22% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OAK J. Voigt M. Trombley -6% 16% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Bournigal to 3B
Eddie Guardado replaces Mike Trombley pitching
b7 2-1 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  OO OAK J. Giambi E. Guardado 11% 26% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' T.J. Mathews facing 3-4-5
T.J. Mathews replaces Mike Oquist pitching
t8 1-2 0 --- 6,(1-2)  MIN R. Coomer T. Mathews 14% 41% Reached on E1 (throw) (Ground Ball to P's Right); Coomer to 2B
Denny Hocking pinch runs for Ron Coomer (3B) batting 3rd
t8 1-2 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Ortiz T. Mathews -10% 31% Foul Popfly: 3B
t8 1-2 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  R MIN A. Ochoa T. Mathews 20% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hocking Scores/unER
t8 2-2 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN O. Merced T. Mathews 7% 57% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Ochoa to 2B
t8 2-2 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach T. Mathews -9% 48% Strikeout Swinging
Billy Taylor replaces T.J. Mathews pitching
t8 2-2 2 12- 5,(3-1)  RR MIN T. Walker B. Taylor 37% 85% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Ochoa Scores/unER; Merced Scores/unER
t8 4-2 2 -2- 6,(1-2)  O MIN P. Meares B. Taylor -2% 82% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Eddie Guardado facing 4-5-6
Denny Hocking moves from PR to 3B
b8 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK K. Mitchell E. Guardado 5% 87% Flyball: CF
b8 2-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK B. Grieve E. Guardado -5% 82% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b8 2-4 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O OAK M. Blowers E. Guardado 6% 87% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK S. Spiezio E. Guardado 5% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Buddy Groom facing 1-2-3
Buddy Groom replaces Billy Taylor pitching
t9 4-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN O. Nixon B. Groom -1% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
t9 4-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Lawton B. Groom -1% 90% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t9 4-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN D. Hocking B. Groom -0% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 8-9-1
Rick Aguilera replaces Eddie Guardado pitching
Dave Magadan pinch hits for Mike Macfarlane (C) batting 8th
b9 2-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O OAK D. Magadan R. Aguilera 5% 95% Flyball: CF
b9 2-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK R. Bournigal R. Aguilera 3% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
Rickey Henderson pinch hits for Ryan Christenson (CF) batting 1st
b9 2-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK R. Henderson R. Aguilera 2% 100% Foul Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 2.

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