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Monday, September 20, 1999, 7:05PM
, Network Associates Coliseum
Attendance: 6,512, Time of Game: 3:11
Twins
4
61-88
 Won 2 
3rd, 28½ GB
at Athletics
0
82-67
 Lost 1 
2nd, 6½ GB
W: Jason Ryan (1-2)
L: Kevin Appier (15-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           1  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  1    4 11  0
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Todd Walker 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .283 .346 .411 .757 17 10 -0.007 0.80 0.045 -0.053 -0.1 1 3 SB
   Denny Hocking 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .313 .389 .702 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Brent Gates 3B 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .250 .325 .327 .652 19 13 -0.022 0.88 0.068 -0.090 -0.1 1 3 2B
Midre Cummings DH 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .214 .294 .214 .508 24 14 0.015 0.77 0.060 -0.045 0.8 SB
Ron Coomer 1B 4 0 2 3 0 1 5 .263 .303 .424 .727 14 9 0.035 0.97 0.090 -0.055 0.3 10 0 SF
Matt Lawton RF 3 1 1 0 2 1 5 .249 .347 .343 .690 19 7 0.034 0.53 0.056 -0.023 0.4 2 1 IW
Chad Allen LF 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .282 .335 .399 .734 17 9 0.010 0.88 0.077 -0.067 0.1 2 0 2B
Torii Hunter CF 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .258 .313 .382 .695 9 9 0.086 0.99 0.171 -0.085 0.4 3 0 SB,CS
   Jacque Jones CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .316 .436 .752 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Javier Valentin C 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .271 .339 .417 .756 15 11 -0.088 0.77 0.013 -0.101 -1.3 5 0
Cristian Guzman SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .234 .274 .288 .561 13 7 -0.100 0.90 0.000 -0.100 -1.3 2 4
Jason Ryan P 0 1
   Travis Miller P 0 0
   Bob Wells P 0 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
   Mike Trombley P 0 0
Team Totals 36 4 11 4 5 9 42 .306 .381 .361 .742 147 89 -0.037 0.83 0.580 -0.619 -1.0 27 12
2B: B Gates (12, off K Appier); C Allen (20, off D Jones).
SF: R Coomer (3, off K Appier).
IBB: M Lawton (7, by G McMichael).
TB: B Gates 3; T Hunter 2; C Allen 2; R Coomer 2; M Lawton; T Walker; M Cummings; J Valentin.
RBI: R Coomer 3 (63); T Hunter (34).
2-out RBI: R Coomer.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Guzman-T Walker-R Coomer; J Ryan-C Guzman-R Coomer.
Outfield Assists: M Lawton (J Jaha at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: T Hunter (10, 2nd base off K Appier/M Macfarlane); M Cummings (1, 2nd base off K Appier/M Macfarlane); T Walker (17, 2nd base off K Appier/M Macfarlane).
CS: T Hunter (6, 2nd base by K Appier/M Macfarlane).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rich Becker CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .268 .416 .399 .815 21 12 -0.029 1.09 0.049 -0.078 -0.3 1 0
Randy Velarde 2B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .313 .389 .449 .838 19 6 0.041 1.11 0.095 -0.053 0.4 1 2
Jason Giambi 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .320 .423 .570 .992 15 9 -0.031 1.55 0.072 -0.103 -0.4 5 0
Matt Stairs RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .259 .365 .526 .891 16 9 -0.235 1.64 0.000 -0.235 -1.9 5 0 GDP
John Jaha DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .272 .406 .555 .961 13 8 -0.008 0.90 0.064 -0.072 0.0 2B
Ben Grieve LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .261 .362 .466 .828 14 7 -0.060 1.11 0.033 -0.093 -0.6 1 1
   Jason McDonald PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .303 .263 .565 9 6 -0.013 0.50 0.000 -0.013 -0.3
Miguel Tejada SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .247 .321 .428 .749 12 7 -0.075 0.97 0.034 -0.109 -0.8 2 2 GDP
Eric Chavez 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .257 .344 .452 .796 6 4 -0.061 1.11 0.000 -0.061 -0.5 1 0
   Scott Spiezio PH-3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .244 .321 .438 .759 8 4 -0.040 0.79 0.000 -0.040 -0.4 1 0
Mike Macfarlane C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .236 .268 .335 .602 6 4 -0.026 0.98 0.027 -0.053 -0.2 10 1
Kevin Appier P 0 0
   Doug Jones P 0 1
   Buddy Groom P 0 0
   Greg McMichael P 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 7 0 4 4 35 .226 .314 .258 .572 139 76 -0.537 1.13 0.374 -0.910 -5.0 27 7
2B: J Jaha (22, off J Ryan).
TB: B Grieve 2; J Jaha 2; M Macfarlane; M Tejada; J Giambi; R Becker.
GIDP: M Tejada (10); M Stairs (8).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
E: R Velarde (12).
Outfield Assists: B Grieve (M Cummings at home plate).

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
Jason Ryan, W (1-2) 5 5 0 0 3 1 0 3.71 21 82 44 30 1 13 10 7 3 0 55 0.257 1.15 2.4
Travis Miller, H (7) 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.84 4 12 6 4 0 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 0.134 1.21 0.9
Bob Wells, H (16) 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.48 4 15 7 3 1 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 0.012 1.40 0.2
Eddie Guardado, H (13) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.73 3 14 9 1 5 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.111 1.46 1.0
Mike Trombley 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.04 3 16 10 5 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.022 0.27 0.6
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 4 4 0 0.00 35 139 76 43 8 25 14 13 5 0 55 3 0 0.536 1.13 5.0
J Ryan faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.
B Wells faced 1 batter in the 8th 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
Kevin Appier, L (15-13) 6.2 8 3 3 4 8 0 4.96 31 110 67 38 10 19 8 11 6 0 50 0.023 1.01 0.6
Doug Jones 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.70 5 20 12 10 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0.030 0.38 0.8
Buddy Groom 0.1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.67 3 7 6 6 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.015 0.16 -0.9
Greg McMichael 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.23 3 10 4 3 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 -0.001 0.17 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 4 3 5 9 0 3.00 42 147 89 57 11 21 11 17 8 0 50 3 1 0.037 0.83 1.0
Balks: None.
WP: K Appier (7).
HBP: None.
IBB: G McMichael (5; M Lawton).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Clark, 1B - Brian O'Nora, 2B - Dale Scott, 3B - Bill Miller.
Time of Game: 3:11.
Attendance: 6,512.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 64° F, Wind 15mph out to Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Oakland Athletics
1 Todd Walker 2B 1 Rich Becker CF
2 Brent Gates 3B 2 Randy Velarde 2B
3 Midre Cummings DH 3 Jason Giambi 1B
4 Ron Coomer 1B 4 Matt Stairs RF
5 Matt Lawton RF 5 John Jaha DH
6 Chad Allen LF 6 Ben Grieve LF
7 Torii Hunter CF 7 Miguel Tejada SS
8 Javier Valentin C 8 Eric Chavez 3B
9 Cristian Guzman SS 9 Mike Macfarlane C
Jason Ryan P Kevin Appier P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 0-2 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  OO OAK M. Stairs T. Miller 12% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t6 1-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  R MIN T. Hunter K. Appier 12% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Lawton Scores; Allen to 3B
t7 2-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R MIN R. Coomer K. Appier 8% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive); Walker Scores
b4 0-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO OAK M. Tejada J. Ryan 7% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (P's Right)
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  OAK J. Jaha J. Ryan -6% 49% Double to LF (Ground Ball)

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' Kevin Appier facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN T. Walker K. Appier -2% 48% Lineout: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN B. Gates K. Appier 4% 52% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  MIN M. Cummings K. Appier 2% 54% Wild Pitch; Gates to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 8,(3-2)  MIN M. Cummings K. Appier 2% 56% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO MIN R. Coomer K. Appier 1% 57% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Gates Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Lawton K. Appier 2% 58% Walk; Cummings to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O MIN C. Allen K. Appier -4% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Jason Ryan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK R. Becker J. Ryan 2% 57% Foul Popfly: 1B
b1 0-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK R. Velarde J. Ryan 2% 59% Lineout: RF
b1 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK J. Giambi J. Ryan -1% 57% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b1 0-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Stairs J. Ryan 2% 60% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Kevin Appier facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN T. Hunter K. Appier 3% 63% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to P's Left)
t2 1-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Valentin K. Appier 2% 65% Hunter Steals 2B
t2 1-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Valentin K. Appier -4% 61% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O MIN C. Guzman K. Appier -3% 59% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Hunter to 3B
t2 1-0 2 --3 4,(3-0)  MIN T. Walker K. Appier 1% 60% Walk
t2 1-0 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O MIN B. Gates K. Appier -5% 55% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Jason Ryan facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  OAK J. Jaha J. Ryan -6% 49% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b2 0-1 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O OAK B. Grieve J. Ryan 6% 55% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Jaha out at Hm/RF-C
b2 0-1 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O OAK M. Tejada J. Ryan 3% 58% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
b2 0-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK E. Chavez J. Ryan 3% 61% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Kevin Appier facing 3-4-5
t3 1-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN M. Cummings K. Appier -2% 58% Flyball: RF
t3 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Coomer K. Appier -2% 57% Popfly: 3B
t3 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Lawton K. Appier -1% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Jason Ryan facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK M. Macfarlane J. Ryan 3% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- 4,(0-2)  OAK R. Becker J. Ryan -3% 55% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b3 0-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  OAK R. Velarde J. Ryan -4% 51% Walk; Becker to 2B
b3 0-1 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Giambi J. Ryan 5% 56% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b3 0-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O OAK M. Stairs J. Ryan 5% 62% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Kevin Appier facing 6-7-8
t4 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Allen K. Appier -2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN T. Hunter K. Appier -2% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Valentin K. Appier 1% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN C. Guzman K. Appier -3% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Jason Ryan facing 5-6-7
b4 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK J. Jaha J. Ryan 3% 59% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 0-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK B. Grieve J. Ryan -3% 56% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 0-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO OAK M. Tejada J. Ryan 7% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Kevin Appier facing 1-2-3
t5 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN T. Walker K. Appier -3% 61% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Gates K. Appier -2% 59% Popfly: RF (Short RF Line)
t5 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN M. Cummings K. Appier 1% 60% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 1-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  MIN R. Coomer K. Appier 1% 61% Cummings Steals 2B
t5 1-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O MIN R. Coomer K. Appier -4% 57% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Jason Ryan facing 8-9-1
b5 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK E. Chavez J. Ryan 4% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
b5 0-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK M. Macfarlane J. Ryan 3% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep SS-2B)
b5 0-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK R. Becker J. Ryan -2% 62% Walk
b5 0-1 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O OAK R. Velarde J. Ryan 4% 65% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Kevin Appier facing 5-6-7
t6 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Lawton K. Appier 4% 69% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t6 1-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN C. Allen K. Appier 6% 75% Walk; Lawton to 2B
t6 1-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  R MIN T. Hunter K. Appier 12% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Lawton Scores; Allen to 3B
t6 2-0 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Valentin K. Appier -5% 81% Hunter Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t6 2-0 1 --3 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Valentin K. Appier -5% 76% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-0 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Guzman K. Appier -3% 73% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Jason Ryan facing 3-4-5
b6 0-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK J. Giambi J. Ryan -6% 67% Walk
Travis Miller replaces Jason Ryan pitching
b6 0-2 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  OO OAK M. Stairs T. Miller 12% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b6 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK J. Jaha T. Miller 2% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Kevin Appier facing 1-2-3
t7 2-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  MIN T. Walker K. Appier 2% 83% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t7 2-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Gates K. Appier -2% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-0 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cummings K. Appier -1% 79% Strikeout Swinging, Walker Steals 2B
t7 2-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R MIN R. Coomer K. Appier 8% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive); Walker Scores
Doug Jones replaces Kevin Appier pitching
t7 3-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O MIN M. Lawton D. Jones -1% 86% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Travis Miller facing 6-7-8
b7 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK B. Grieve T. Miller 3% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 0-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK M. Tejada T. Miller -3% 86% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
Bob Wells replaces Travis Miller pitching
Scott Spiezio pinch hits for Eric Chavez (3B) batting 8th
b7 0-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O OAK S. Spiezio B. Wells 4% 90% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b7 0-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  OAK M. Macfarlane B. Wells -3% 87% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole); Tejada to 2B
b7 0-3 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O OAK R. Becker B. Wells 5% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 0.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' Doug Jones facing 6-7-8
Scott Spiezio moves from PH to 3B
t8 3-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN C. Allen D. Jones 2% 94% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t8 3-0 0 -2- 4,(0-2)  O MIN T. Hunter D. Jones -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-0 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O MIN J. Valentin D. Jones -1% 92% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t8 3-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  O MIN C. Guzman D. Jones -1% 90% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Bob Wells facing 2-3-4
Jacque Jones replaces Torii Hunter playing CF batting 7th
b8 0-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  OAK R. Velarde B. Wells -5% 85% Walk
Eddie Guardado replaces Bob Wells pitching
b8 0-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Giambi E. Guardado 5% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b8 0-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK M. Stairs E. Guardado 4% 94% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b8 0-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Jaha E. Guardado 2% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 0.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' Buddy Groom facing 1-2-3
Buddy Groom replaces Doug Jones pitching
t9 3-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN T. Walker B. Groom -0% 96% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t9 3-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN B. Gates B. Groom 0% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t9 3-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN M. Cummings B. Groom 1% 98% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Gates to 3B; Cummings to 2B
Greg McMichael replaces Buddy Groom pitching
t9 3-0 1 -23 4,(2-1)  RO MIN R. Coomer G. McMichael 0% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole); Gates Scores/unER; Cummings out at Hm/LF-C; Coomer to 2B/Adv on throw
t9 4-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Lawton G. McMichael 0% 98% Intentional Walk
t9 4-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O MIN C. Allen G. McMichael -0% 98% Popfly: RF (Short CF-RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Mike Trombley facing 6-7-8
Mike Trombley replaces Eddie Guardado pitching
Denny Hocking replaces Todd Walker playing 2B batting 1st
Jason McDonald pinch hits for Ben Grieve (LF) batting 6th
b9 0-4 0 --- 9,(3-2)  O OAK J. McDonald M. Trombley 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b9 0-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. Tejada M. Trombley 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 0-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O OAK S. Spiezio M. Trombley 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 0.

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  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • 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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