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15
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 7:07PM
, McAfee Coliseum
Attendance: 10,267, Time of Game: 2:44
Twins
5
10-10
 Won 3 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Athletics
4
12-9
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Juan Rincon (2-0)
L: Joe Blanton (1-4)
S: Joe Nathan (7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  1  0   0  2  0   1  1  0    5 12  2
Athletics       0  0  0   0  2  2   0  0  0    4  8  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Carlos Gomez CF 5 0 0 0 0 4 5 .230 .247 .310 .558 27 20 -0.127 0.86 0.000 -0.127 -1.5 2 0
Brendan Harris 2B 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .297 .352 .406 .758 19 12 -0.168 1.09 0.000 -0.168 -1.7 2 3
Joe Mauer C 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .288 .333 .348 .682 13 10 -0.038 0.93 0.049 -0.087 -0.8 8 0
Justin Morneau 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .268 .346 .521 .867 15 10 -0.080 1.07 0.014 -0.093 -0.5 8 1
Delmon Young LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .250 .278 .316 .594 13 9 0.050 1.08 0.100 -0.050 0.2 2 0 2B
Jason Kubel RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .265 .292 .426 .718 15 11 0.198 1.90 0.274 -0.076 0.7 2 0
   Denard Span PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .222 .522 0.007 1.88 0.007 0.000 0.1 0 0 SB
Craig Monroe DH 4 2 3 3 0 1 4 .300 .364 .533 .897 15 10 0.366 1.47 0.425 -0.059 2.5 HR,2B
Mike Lamb 3B 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .186 .222 .271 .493 10 8 0.099 0.96 0.121 -0.022 1.1 2 0 2B
   Matt Tolbert PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .447 .457 .905 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Nick Punto SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .292 .346 .292 .638 11 7 -0.012 1.01 0.069 -0.081 0.3 0 4 SB
Livan Hernandez P 1 1
   Juan Rincon P 0 0
   Pat Neshek P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
Team Totals 39 5 12 5 0 10 39 .308 .308 .462 .769 138 97 0.295 1.15 1.059 -0.763 0.5 27 9
2B: D Young (3, off J Blanton); C Monroe (4, off J Blanton); M Lamb (5, off J Blanton).
HR: C Monroe (1, off J Blanton, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: C Monroe 7; M Lamb 4; D Young 3; J Kubel; J Mauer; J Morneau; N Punto.
RBI: C Monroe 3 (6); M Lamb (8); J Kubel (13).
2-out RBI: C Monroe; J Kubel.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. N Punto-B Harris-J Morneau.
E: N Punto (1); C Gomez (1).
Baserunning
SB: D Span (3, 2nd base off S Casilla/K Suzuki); N Punto (2, 2nd base off S Casilla/K Suzuki).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kurt Suzuki C 5 0 1 2 0 1 5 .319 .382 .362 .744 19 13 -0.012 1.96 0.172 -0.184 0.8 10 0
Daric Barton 1B 5 0 2 0 0 2 5 .275 .385 .388 .773 24 16 -0.077 1.54 0.080 -0.157 0.0 10 0
Mark Ellis 2B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .238 .330 .405 .735 18 9 -0.054 1.48 0.054 -0.109 -0.4 3 6
Jack Cust DH 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .148 .361 .241 .602 21 10 0.038 1.45 0.112 -0.074 0.2
Emil Brown RF 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .290 .306 .449 .755 16 12 0.080 2.17 0.286 -0.206 0.2 1 0 HR,GDP
Ryan Sweeney CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .292 .320 .375 .695 20 15 -0.111 1.10 0.000 -0.111 -0.8 1 0
Bobby Crosby SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .310 .363 .464 .827 12 7 -0.030 0.75 0.029 -0.059 -0.1 1 1
Chris Denorfia LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .297 .350 .351 .701 11 7 -0.048 1.58 0.068 -0.116 0.1 0 1 2B
Jack Hannahan 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .185 .328 .278 .606 13 9 -0.088 1.45 0.000 -0.088 -0.8 1 2
   Mike Sweeney PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .288 .367 .346 .713 1 1 0.097 2.63 0.097 0.000 0.3
   Donnie Murphy PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .421 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Joe Blanton P 0 1
   Alan Embree P 0 0
   Santiago Casilla P 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 8 4 3 8 38 .229 .289 .343 .632 155 99 -0.205 1.54 0.898 -1.104 -0.5 27 11
2B: C Denorfia (2, off L Hernandez).
HR: E Brown (2, off L Hernandez, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: E Brown 4; C Denorfia 3; D Barton 2; M Sweeney; K Suzuki; B Crosby.
GIDP: E Brown (1).
RBI: E Brown 2 (16); K Suzuki 2 (6).
2-out RBI: K Suzuki 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
E: J Hannahan (5).
Outfield Assists: C Denorfia (C Monroe at 2nd 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
Livan Hernandez 6 7 4 4 2 3 1 3.55 27 109 70 40 4 26 12 10 2 0 43 -0.226 1.25 -1.0
Juan Rincon, W (2-0) 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 4.70 4 23 13 6 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.088 1.24 0.5
Pat Neshek, H (4) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.00 3 7 6 4 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.142 1.86 0.5
Joe Nathan, S (7) 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 4 16 10 4 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.200 3.57 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 3 8 1 4.00 38 155 99 54 10 35 12 15 4 0 43 0 0 0.204 1.54 0.5

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
Joe Blanton, L (1-4) 7.2 9 5 4 0 7 1 4.32 32 109 77 44 10 23 13 12 3 0 50 -0.139 1.05 -0.5
Alan Embree 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.66 1 3 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 -0.248 3.88 -1.0
Santiago Casilla 1.1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 6 26 17 7 5 5 2 1 0 0 2 0 0.090 1.20 1.0
Team Totals 9 12 5 4 0 10 1 4.00 39 138 97 52 16 29 15 14 3 0 50 4 1 -0.297 1.15 -0.5
A Embree faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Welke, 1B - Chuck Meriwether, 2B - Bill Welke, 3B - Chris Guccione.
Time of Game: 2:44.
Attendance: 10,267.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 55° F, Wind 15mph out to Centerfield, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Oakland Athletics
1 Carlos Gomez CF 1 Kurt Suzuki C
2 Brendan Harris 2B 2 Daric Barton 1B
3 Joe Mauer C 3 Mark Ellis 2B
4 Justin Morneau 1B 4 Jack Cust DH
5 Delmon Young LF 5 Emil Brown RF
6 Jason Kubel RF 6 Ryan Sweeney CF
7 Craig Monroe DH 7 Bobby Crosby SS
8 Mike Lamb 3B 8 Chris Denorfia LF
9 Nick Punto SS 9 Jack Hannahan 3B
Livan Hernandez P Joe Blanton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 2-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  RR OAK E. Brown L. Hernandez -29% 26% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Cust Scores
t8 4-4 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  R MIN J. Kubel A. Embree 25% 75% Single to SS (Pop Fly); Mauer Scores; Young to 3B
t7 3-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R MIN C. Monroe J. Blanton 20% 46% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b5 0-3 2 -23 2,(0-1)  RR OAK K. Suzuki L. Hernandez -17% 63% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Crosby Scores; Denorfia Scores
t5 1-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  R MIN C. Monroe J. Blanton 15% 80% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Kubel Scores/unER; Monroe to 3B/Adv on throw

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' Joe Blanton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Gomez J. Blanton -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Harris J. Blanton -2% 46% Lineout: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Blanton -1% 45% Popfly: 3B (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Livan Hernandez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK K. Suzuki L. Hernandez 2% 47% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  OAK D. Barton L. Hernandez -2% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK M. Ellis L. Hernandez 2% 47% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (P's Right); Barton to 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O OAK J. Cust L. Hernandez 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' Joe Blanton facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Blanton -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN D. Young J. Blanton 4% 52% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t2 0-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Blanton -3% 49% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Young to 3B
t2 0-0 2 --3 4,(1-2)  RO MIN C. Monroe J. Blanton 7% 56% Single to LF (Line Drive); Young Scores; Monroe out at 2B/LF-2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Livan Hernandez facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O OAK E. Brown L. Hernandez 3% 58% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b2 0-1 1 --- 11,(3-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney L. Hernandez 2% 60% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b2 0-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK B. Crosby L. Hernandez 1% 61% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Joe Blanton facing 8-9-1
t3 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Lamb J. Blanton -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t3 1-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN N. Punto J. Blanton -2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- 9,(3-2)  O MIN C. Gomez J. Blanton -1% 57% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Livan Hernandez facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK C. Denorfia L. Hernandez 3% 59% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 0-1 1 --- 5,(0-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan L. Hernandez 2% 61% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK K. Suzuki L. Hernandez 1% 63% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Joe Blanton facing 2-3-4
t4 1-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN B. Harris J. Blanton -2% 60% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t4 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Blanton -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Blanton -1% 57% Popfly: SS (Short CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Livan Hernandez facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK D. Barton L. Hernandez 3% 61% Flyball: LF
b4 0-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK M. Ellis L. Hernandez -3% 57% Walk
b4 0-1 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  OAK J. Cust L. Hernandez -5% 52% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Ellis to 2B
b4 0-1 1 12- 3,(0-2)  OO OAK E. Brown L. Hernandez 12% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Joe Blanton facing 5-6-7
t5 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Young J. Blanton -2% 62% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
t5 1-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN J. Kubel J. Blanton 3% 64% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t5 1-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  R MIN C. Monroe J. Blanton 15% 80% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Kubel Scores/unER; Monroe to 3B/Adv on throw
t5 2-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R MIN M. Lamb J. Blanton 6% 85% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Monroe Scores
t5 3-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN N. Punto J. Blanton -2% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B; Lamb to 3B
t5 3-0 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Gomez J. Blanton -2% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Livan Hernandez facing 6-7-8
b5 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK R. Sweeney L. Hernandez 3% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  OAK B. Crosby L. Hernandez -3% 81% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b5 0-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK C. Denorfia L. Hernandez -5% 76% Single to 2B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B); Crosby to 2B
b5 0-3 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O OAK J. Hannahan L. Hernandez 4% 80% Groundout: 1B-P; Crosby to 3B; Denorfia to 2B
b5 0-3 2 -23 2,(0-1)  RR OAK K. Suzuki L. Hernandez -17% 63% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Crosby Scores; Denorfia Scores
b5 2-3 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  OAK D. Barton L. Hernandez -6% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Suzuki to 3B; Barton to 2B/Adv on E8
b5 2-3 2 -23 2,(1-0)  O OAK M. Ellis L. Hernandez 9% 66% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 2.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Athletics' Joe Blanton facing 2-3-4
t6 3-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Harris J. Blanton -2% 64% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Blanton -2% 62% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t6 3-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Morneau J. Blanton 1% 63% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t6 3-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Young J. Blanton -3% 61% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Livan Hernandez facing 4-5-6
b6 2-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK J. Cust L. Hernandez -6% 54% Walk
b6 2-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  RR OAK E. Brown L. Hernandez -29% 26% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Cust Scores
b6 4-3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK R. Sweeney L. Hernandez 2% 28% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 4-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK B. Crosby L. Hernandez 2% 29% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK C. Denorfia L. Hernandez -2% 27% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b6 4-3 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan L. Hernandez 3% 30% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Athletics 4.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-4, Athletics' Joe Blanton facing 6-7-8
t7 3-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Blanton -4% 26% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R MIN C. Monroe J. Blanton 20% 46% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t7 4-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN M. Lamb J. Blanton 4% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
t7 4-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. Blanton -5% 45% Strikeout Looking
t7 4-4 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O MIN C. Gomez J. Blanton -4% 41% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 4-4, Twins' Juan Rincon facing 1-2-3
Juan Rincon replaces Livan Hernandez pitching
b7 4-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK K. Suzuki J. Rincon 4% 45% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b7 4-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK D. Barton J. Rincon 3% 48% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-4 2 --- 8,(3-2)  OAK M. Ellis J. Rincon -2% 46% Walk
b7 4-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Cust J. Rincon 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Athletics 4.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Tied 4-4, Athletics' Joe Blanton facing 2-3-4
t8 4-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN B. Harris J. Blanton -5% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t8 4-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN J. Mauer J. Blanton 5% 50% Single to LF (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
t8 4-4 1 1-- 9,(3-2)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Blanton -6% 44% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN D. Young J. Blanton 6% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Mauer to 3B
Alan Embree replaces Joe Blanton pitching
t8 4-4 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  R MIN J. Kubel A. Embree 25% 75% Single to SS (Pop Fly); Mauer Scores; Young to 3B
Santiago Casilla replaces Alan Embree pitching
Denard Span pinch runs for Jason Kubel (RF) batting 6th
t8 5-4 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  MIN C. Monroe S. Casilla 1% 75% Span Steals 2B
t8 5-4 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O MIN C. Monroe S. Casilla -6% 70% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-5, Twins' Pat Neshek facing 5-6-7
Pat Neshek replaces Juan Rincon pitching
Denard Span moves from PR to RF
b8 4-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK E. Brown P. Neshek 6% 76% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b8 4-5 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney P. Neshek 5% 81% Lineout: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b8 4-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK B. Crosby P. Neshek 3% 84% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Athletics 4.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-4, Athletics' Santiago Casilla facing 8-9-1
t9 5-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN M. Lamb S. Casilla 2% 86% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
Matt Tolbert pinch runs for Mike Lamb (3B) batting 8th
t9 5-4 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN N. Punto S. Casilla 6% 93% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Tolbert to 3B
t9 5-4 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  MIN C. Gomez S. Casilla 1% 93% Punto Steals 2B
t9 5-4 0 -23 5,(1-2)  O MIN C. Gomez S. Casilla -3% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-4 1 -23 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Harris S. Casilla -6% 84% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-4 2 -23 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Mauer S. Casilla -4% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-5, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 8-9-1
Joe Nathan replaces Pat Neshek pitching
Matt Tolbert moves from PR to 3B
b9 4-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK C. Denorfia J. Nathan 9% 89% Strikeout Swinging
Mike Sweeney pinch hits for Jack Hannahan (3B) batting 9th
b9 4-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK M. Sweeney J. Nathan -10% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
Donnie Murphy pinch runs for Mike Sweeney (PH) batting 9th
b9 4-5 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK K. Suzuki J. Nathan 11% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Barton J. Nathan 10% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Athletics 4.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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