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7
Friday, August 29, 2008, 7:07PM
, McAfee Coliseum
Attendance: 22,355, Time of Game: 2:44
Twins
12
76-59
 Won 1 
2nd, ½ GB
at Athletics
2
62-73
 Lost 1 
3rd, 20½ GB
W: Kevin Slowey (11-8)
L: Dan Meyer (0-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  6  0   0  2  0   3  0  1   12 20  0
Athletics       0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Denard Span RF 5 1 1 2 1 1 6 .306 .389 .444 .833 32 22 0.040 0.50 0.067 -0.027 0.9 3 0
Nick Punto SS 6 0 0 0 0 2 6 .286 .342 .403 .745 26 20 -0.063 0.37 0.000 -0.063 -2.1 0 2
Joe Mauer C 6 1 5 4 0 0 6 .324 .416 .449 .865 19 11 0.106 0.41 0.116 -0.010 4.2 13 0 2B
Justin Morneau 1B 5 2 4 1 0 0 5 .313 .390 .519 .909 15 10 0.135 0.42 0.135 0.000 2.5 3 0 2·2B
   Brian Buscher 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .308 .335 .420 .755 5 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.3 4 0
Jason Kubel DH 4 1 2 2 0 0 5 .276 .333 .469 .802 12 8 0.088 0.46 0.104 -0.016 0.3 2B,SF
Delmon Young LF 5 2 1 0 0 0 5 .281 .326 .396 .722 14 12 0.010 0.34 0.029 -0.019 -0.8 0 0 GDP
Brendan Harris 3B 4 1 2 1 1 1 5 .262 .321 .392 .713 16 9 0.083 0.44 0.089 -0.005 1.5 1 2 3B
Alexi Casilla 2B 5 2 3 1 0 1 5 .301 .340 .408 .748 21 12 0.070 0.41 0.073 -0.003 1.1 2 1
Carlos Gomez CF 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .255 .291 .344 .635 21 16 -0.049 0.40 0.008 -0.057 0.2 1 0
Kevin Slowey P 0 0
   Craig Breslow P 0 0
Team Totals 46 12 20 12 2 6 49 .435 .449 .565 1.014 181 123 0.420 0.41 0.621 -0.200 7.5 27 5
2B: J Morneau 2 (39, 1 off K Saarloos, 1 off D Meyer); J Kubel (16, off D Meyer); J Mauer (26, off S Casilla).
3B: B Harris (3, off S Casilla).
SF: J Kubel (6, off K Saarloos).
TB: J Mauer 6; J Morneau 6; B Harris 4; J Kubel 3; A Casilla 3; C Gomez 2; D Span; D Young.
GIDP: D Young (17).
RBI: J Mauer 4 (66); J Kubel 2 (67); D Span 2 (31); B Harris (44); A Casilla (42); J Morneau (104); C Gomez (39).
2-out RBI: J Mauer 4; B Harris; J Morneau.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 9 for 21.

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rajai Davis CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .244 .270 .321 .590 19 12 -0.052 0.48 0.000 -0.052 -1.0 4 0
Bobby Crosby SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .248 .302 .370 .672 14 9 -0.035 0.47 0.000 -0.035 -0.6 1 3
   Cliff Pennington SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .148 .207 .222 .429 2 1 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 0
Ryan Sweeney RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .291 .340 .382 .722 11 7 0.005 0.25 0.022 -0.016 -0.4 2 0 2B
Frank Thomas DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .240 .349 .374 .723 13 9 0.000 0.46 0.032 -0.032 0.3
Jack Cust LF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .227 .371 .438 .809 13 9 0.042 0.43 0.067 -0.025 0.8 1 0 HR
Kurt Suzuki C 3 0 2 0 0 1 3 .287 .352 .386 .737 10 7 0.036 0.48 0.046 -0.009 0.3 5 1
   Rob Bowen C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .169 .213 .268 .481 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Daric Barton 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .215 .307 .320 .626 10 8 -0.051 0.53 0.000 -0.051 -1.0 12 0
Jack Hannahan 3B 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .220 .302 .340 .642 13 9 -0.035 0.46 0.000 -0.035 -0.8 0 3
Eric Patterson 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .209 .311 .275 .586 17 11 0.009 0.45 0.027 -0.018 0.2 2 3
Dan Meyer P 0 0
   Kirk Saarloos P 0 1
   Santiago Casilla P 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 6 2 1 13 34 .182 .206 .303 .509 123 83 -0.082 0.42 0.194 -0.274 -2.5 27 11
2B: R Sweeney (11, off K Slowey).
HR: J Cust (24, off K Slowey, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: J Cust 4; R Sweeney 2; K Suzuki 2; F Thomas 2.
RBI: J Cust 2 (58).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Hannahan-E Patterson-D Barton.
E: D Meyer (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
Kevin Slowey, W (11-8) 6 6 2 2 1 10 1 3.70 25 96 66 36 14 16 4 10 4 0 61 0.079 0.56 1.0
Craig Breslow, S (1) 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.37 9 27 17 9 3 5 4 2 2 0 0 0 0.003 0.01 1.5
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 1 13 1 2.00 34 123 83 45 17 21 8 12 6 0 61 0 0 0.082 0.42 2.5

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
Dan Meyer, L (0-3) 1.2 4 6 2 2 2 0 6.33 12 56 35 27 1 7 2 6 3 0 31 -0.347 1.27 -4.5
Kirk Saarloos 5 12 5 5 0 4 0 5.40 27 96 68 43 7 18 15 8 5 0 2 1 -0.072 0.18 -3.5
Santiago Casilla 2.1 4 1 1 0 0 0 3.40 10 29 20 13 2 5 2 8 1 0 2 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 20 12 8 2 6 0 8.00 49 181 123 83 10 30 19 22 9 0 31 4 1 -0.419 0.41 -7.5
Balks: None.
WP: K Slowey (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Meals, 1B - Gary Darling, 2B - Paul Emmel, 3B - Bill Miller.
Time of Game: 2:44.
Attendance: 22,355.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 69° F, Wind 12mph in from Leftfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Oakland Athletics
1 Denard Span RF 1 Rajai Davis CF
2 Nick Punto SS 2 Bobby Crosby SS
3 Joe Mauer C 3 Ryan Sweeney RF
4 Justin Morneau 1B 4 Frank Thomas DH
5 Jason Kubel DH 5 Jack Cust LF
6 Delmon Young LF 6 Kurt Suzuki C
7 Brendan Harris 3B 7 Daric Barton 1B
8 Alexi Casilla 2B 8 Jack Hannahan 3B
9 Carlos Gomez CF 9 Eric Patterson 2B
Kevin Slowey P Dan Meyer P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 3-0 2 123 5,(2-2)  RR MIN J. Mauer D. Meyer 10% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive); Harris Scores/unER; Casilla Scores/unER; Span to 3B
t2 0-0 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  R MIN J. Kubel D. Meyer 10% 66% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Morneau Scores
t2 1-0 0 123 1,(0-0)  R MIN A. Casilla D. Meyer 7% 82% Single to SS (Pop Fly to Short LF-CF); Kubel Scores; Young to 3B; Harris to 2B
b4 0-6 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR OAK J. Cust K. Slowey -7% 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Thomas Scores
t2 1-0 0 12- 5,(3-1)  MIN B. Harris D. Meyer 6% 75% Walk; Kubel to 3B; Young 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' Dan Meyer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 9,(3-2)  O MIN D. Span D. Meyer -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN N. Punto D. Meyer -2% 46% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Mauer D. Meyer -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK R. Davis K. Slowey 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK B. Crosby K. Slowey 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  OAK R. Sweeney K. Slowey -2% 47% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b1 0-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O OAK F. Thomas K. Slowey 3% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dan Meyer facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Morneau D. Meyer 6% 56% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t2 0-0 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  R MIN J. Kubel D. Meyer 10% 66% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Morneau Scores
t2 1-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  MIN D. Young D. Meyer 3% 69% Reached on E1 (throw) (Ground Ball to Front of Home); Kubel stays at 2B
t2 1-0 0 12- 5,(3-1)  MIN B. Harris D. Meyer 6% 75% Walk; Kubel to 3B; Young to 2B
t2 1-0 0 123 1,(0-0)  R MIN A. Casilla D. Meyer 7% 82% Single to SS (Pop Fly to Short LF-CF); Kubel Scores; Young to 3B; Harris to 2B
t2 2-0 0 123 7,(3-2)  O MIN C. Gomez D. Meyer -5% 77% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
t2 2-0 1 123 8,(3-2)  R MIN D. Span D. Meyer 6% 84% Walk; Young Scores/unER; Harris to 3B; Casilla to 2B
t2 3-0 1 123 4,(0-2)  O MIN N. Punto D. Meyer -4% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t2 3-0 2 123 5,(2-2)  RR MIN J. Mauer D. Meyer 10% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive); Harris Scores/unER; Casilla Scores/unER; Span to 3B
Kirk Saarloos replaces Dan Meyer pitching
t2 5-0 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  R MIN J. Morneau K. Saarloos 4% 93% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Span Scores/unER; Mauer to 3B
t2 6-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Kubel K. Saarloos -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
6 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-6, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 5-6-7
b2 0-6 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK J. Cust K. Slowey 1% 93% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
b2 0-6 1 --- 4,(2-1)  OAK K. Suzuki K. Slowey -1% 92% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b2 0-6 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK D. Barton K. Slowey 1% 93% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-6 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan K. Slowey 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-0, Athletics' Kirk Saarloos facing 6-7-8
t3 6-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Young K. Saarloos -0% 94% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 6-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN B. Harris K. Saarloos -0% 93% Strikeout Looking
t3 6-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN A. Casilla K. Saarloos -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-6, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 9-1-2
b3 0-6 0 --- 9,(3-2)  OAK E. Patterson K. Slowey -2% 91% Walk
b3 0-6 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OAK R. Davis K. Slowey -1% 90% Wild Pitch; Patterson to 2B
b3 0-6 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O OAK R. Davis K. Slowey 2% 92% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 0-6 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O OAK B. Crosby K. Slowey 1% 94% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF); Patterson to 3B
b3 0-6 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney K. Slowey 1% 95% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-0, Athletics' Kirk Saarloos facing 9-1-2
t4 6-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Gomez K. Saarloos -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t4 6-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Span K. Saarloos -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 6-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN N. Punto K. Saarloos -0% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-6, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 4-5-6
b4 0-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK F. Thomas K. Slowey -2% 93% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b4 0-6 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR OAK J. Cust K. Slowey -7% 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Thomas Scores
b4 2-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK K. Suzuki K. Slowey -3% 83% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b4 2-6 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Barton K. Slowey 3% 86% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-6 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan K. Slowey 2% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-6 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O OAK E. Patterson K. Slowey 2% 90% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Athletics 2.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-2, Athletics' Kirk Saarloos facing 3-4-5
t5 6-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN J. Mauer K. Saarloos 1% 91% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
t5 6-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Morneau K. Saarloos 3% 95% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Mauer to 3B
t5 6-2 0 -23 1,(0-0)  RO MIN J. Kubel K. Saarloos 1% 95% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Mauer Scores; Morneau to 3B
t5 7-2 1 --3 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Young K. Saarloos -1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 7-2 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R MIN B. Harris K. Saarloos 2% 96% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Morneau Scores
t5 8-2 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN A. Casilla K. Saarloos 0% 96% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Harris to 2B
t5 8-2 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O MIN C. Gomez K. Saarloos -1% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 8, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-8, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 1-2-3
b5 2-8 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O OAK R. Davis K. Slowey 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-8 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK B. Crosby K. Slowey 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-8 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK R. Sweeney K. Slowey 0% 97% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 8, Athletics 2.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 8-2, Athletics' Kirk Saarloos facing 1-2-3
t6 8-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN D. Span K. Saarloos -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
t6 8-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto K. Saarloos -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t6 8-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  MIN J. Mauer K. Saarloos 0% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 8-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Morneau K. Saarloos 0% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Mauer to 3B
t6 8-2 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Kubel K. Saarloos -1% 97% Lineout: SS (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 8, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-8, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 4-5-6
b6 2-8 0 --- 3,(0-2)  OAK F. Thomas K. Slowey -1% 96% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b6 2-8 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Cust K. Slowey 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-8 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK K. Suzuki K. Slowey 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-8 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK D. Barton K. Slowey 1% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 8, Athletics 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 8-2, Athletics' Kirk Saarloos facing 6-7-8
t7 8-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN D. Young K. Saarloos 0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t7 8-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Harris K. Saarloos -0% 98% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
t7 8-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  MIN A. Casilla K. Saarloos 0% 99% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Young to 2B
t7 8-2 1 12- 4,(0-2)  R MIN C. Gomez K. Saarloos 1% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Young Scores; Casilla to 3B
t7 9-2 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R MIN D. Span K. Saarloos 0% 100% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Casilla Scores; Gomez to 2B
t7 10-2 1 12- 5,(1-2)  O MIN N. Punto K. Saarloos -0% 100% Flyball: CF
t7 10-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  R MIN J. Mauer K. Saarloos 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive); Gomez Scores; Span to 3B
Santiago Casilla replaces Kirk Saarloos pitching
t7 11-2 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau S. Casilla -0% 100% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 11, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-11, Twins' Craig Breslow facing 8-9-1
Craig Breslow replaces Kevin Slowey pitching
b7 2-11 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan C. Breslow 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-11 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK E. Patterson C. Breslow 0% 100% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
b7 2-11 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK R. Davis C. Breslow 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 11, Athletics 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 11-2, Athletics' Santiago Casilla facing 5-6-7
Rob Bowen replaces Kurt Suzuki playing C batting 6th
Cliff Pennington replaces Bobby Crosby playing SS batting 2nd
t8 11-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  MIN J. Kubel S. Casilla 0% 100% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t8 11-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO MIN D. Young S. Casilla -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
t8 11-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  MIN B. Harris S. Casilla 0% 100% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t8 11-2 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O MIN A. Casilla S. Casilla -0% 100% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 11, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-11, Twins' Craig Breslow facing 2-3-4
Brian Buscher replaces Justin Morneau playing 1B batting 4th
b8 2-11 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK C. Pennington C. Breslow 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
b8 2-11 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK R. Sweeney C. Breslow 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 2-11 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK F. Thomas C. Breslow 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 11, Athletics 2.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 11-2, Athletics' Santiago Casilla facing 9-1-2
t9 11-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN C. Gomez S. Casilla 0% 100% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
t9 11-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Span S. Casilla 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Gomez to 2B
t9 11-2 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O MIN N. Punto S. Casilla 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t9 11-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R MIN J. Mauer S. Casilla 0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Gomez Scores
t9 12-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Buscher S. Casilla 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 12, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-12, Twins' Craig Breslow facing 5-6-7
b9 2-12 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Cust C. Breslow 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 2-12 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK R. Bowen C. Breslow 0% 100% Lineout: 2B
b9 2-12 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK D. Barton C. Breslow 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 12, Athletics 2.

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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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