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@CHW
5
12
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@CLE
3
5
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@NYY
6
4
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@NYY
6
7
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@TBD
7
3
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@TEX
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8
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3
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4
1
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7
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Wednesday, August 26, 1998, 7:05
, Tropicana Field
Attendance: 23,059, Time of Game: 3:14
Twins
7
59-72
 Won 2 
3rd, 14 GB
at Devil Rays
3
49-81
 Lost 5 
5th, 45½ GB
W: Bob Tewksbury (6-9)
L: Tony Saunders (4-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  3  0   2  0  0   0  0  2    7 12  0
Devil Rays      0  0  0   1  1  0   0  1  0    3 10  2

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 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .332 .385 .500 .885 27 17 -0.013 0.89 0.056 -0.069 -0.7 0 2 SB
   Denny Hocking 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .258 .243 .501 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Brent Gates 3B 5 0 2 2 0 2 5 .247 .322 .314 .636 21 14 0.049 0.76 0.116 -0.067 1.1 0 2
Paul Molitor DH 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .271 .328 .351 .679 20 12 0.007 0.57 0.050 -0.043 -0.3
Marty Cordova LF 4 1 2 0 1 1 5 .275 .348 .414 .762 21 12 -0.041 0.70 0.036 -0.077 0.0 3 0
Ron Coomer 1B 5 0 1 2 0 0 5 .279 .300 .420 .720 17 10 -0.041 0.83 0.069 -0.110 -0.2 10 2 2B,GDP
Matt Lawton CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .290 .393 .487 .880 22 14 -0.001 0.47 0.036 -0.037 -0.7 4 0
Alex Ochoa RF 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 .252 .280 .338 .618 15 11 0.055 0.70 0.076 -0.021 0.5 1 0
Terry Steinbach C 4 2 3 2 0 1 4 .248 .318 .415 .733 11 8 0.212 0.82 0.219 -0.006 2.8 6 0 3B,2B
Pat Meares SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .270 .305 .380 .685 10 9 -0.025 0.65 0.030 -0.055 -0.6 2 2
Bob Tewksbury P 1 1
   Dan Serafini P 0 1
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
   Hector Carrasco P 0 0
   Rick Aguilera P 0 0
Team Totals 40 7 12 7 2 10 42 .300 .333 .400 .733 164 107 0.202 0.71 0.688 -0.485 1.9 27 11
2B: T Steinbach (21, off T Saunders); R Coomer (18, off J Mecir).
3B: T Steinbach (2, off T Saunders).
TB: T Steinbach 6; R Coomer 2; M Cordova 2; B Gates 2; A Ochoa 2; M Lawton; P Meares.
GIDP: R Coomer (20).
RBI: T Steinbach 2 (42); B Gates 2 (34); R Coomer 2 (60); P Meares (58).
2-out RBI: R Coomer 2; B Gates 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 16.
Fielding
PB: T Steinbach (3).
Baserunning
SB: T Walker (16, 2nd base off T Saunders/M Difelice).

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Randy Winn CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .300 .354 .387 .740 23 14 -0.103 1.06 0.027 -0.130 -1.0 2 0
Wade Boggs DH 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 .285 .352 .409 .761 13 9 -0.111 0.85 0.000 -0.111 -1.5
Bob Smith 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .302 .369 .449 .818 11 8 -0.010 0.68 0.041 -0.051 0.2 0 1
Fred McGriff 1B 2 1 1 1 1 0 4 .272 .359 .425 .784 15 6 0.002 0.76 0.039 -0.037 0.1 8 1 2B,SF
Paul Sorrento RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .222 .306 .412 .718 5 2 -0.036 0.65 0.000 -0.036 -0.4 4 0
   Bubba Trammell PH-RF 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .285 .333 .577 .910 7 4 0.013 1.01 0.049 -0.036 0.0 0 0 2B
Quinton McCracken LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .281 .327 .403 .730 11 8 0.103 1.36 0.145 -0.042 1.4 0 0
Miguel Cairo 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .270 .308 .371 .679 11 9 -0.087 1.65 0.058 -0.145 -0.4 1 6
Mike Difelice C 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 .234 .280 .349 .629 26 16 -0.018 0.84 0.043 -0.061 0.2 10 0 2B,SF
Kevin Stocker SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .208 .280 .313 .592 8 5 -0.024 0.91 0.027 -0.052 -0.3 0 3
   Aaron Ledesma PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .324 .355 .388 .744 6 4 -0.026 1.01 0.000 -0.026 -0.5
Tony Saunders P 2 0
   Albie Lopez P 0 0
   Scott Aldred P 0 0
   Jim Mecir P 0 0
Team Totals 35 3 10 3 1 6 38 .286 .289 .371 .661 136 85 -0.297 1.00 0.429 -0.727 -2.1 27 11
2B: F McGriff (24, off D Serafini); B Trammell (11, off H Carrasco); M Difelice (12, off R Aguilera).
SF: F McGriff (4, off B Tewksbury); M Difelice (2, off B Tewksbury).
TB: M Difelice 3; B Trammell 2; F McGriff 2; Q McCracken 2; K Stocker; B Smith; R Winn; M Cairo.
RBI: M Difelice (20); F McGriff (63); Q McCracken (50).
2-out RBI: Q McCracken.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Stocker-M Cairo-F McGriff.
E: B Smith (10); F McGriff (5).

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
Bob Tewksbury, W (6-9) 5 4 2 1 0 2 0 4.20 19 57 36 24 0 12 9 8 4 0 55 0.134 0.95 0.9
Dan Serafini, H (1) 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 5.71 9 39 26 17 3 6 3 3 2 0 0 0 0.126 0.99 1.1
Eddie Guardado, H (10) 0.2 0 1 1 1 1 0 5.04 3 11 5 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.036 0.77 0.3
Hector Carrasco 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.91 2 8 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 -0.119 1.58 -1.3
Rick Aguilera, S (33) 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.98 5 21 14 8 3 3 2 3 1 0 2 0 0.122 1.16 1.1
Team Totals 9 10 3 2 1 6 0 2.00 38 136 85 52 10 23 15 16 8 0 55 3 1 0.299 1.00 2.1
H Carrasco faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

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
Tony Saunders, L (4-12) 7 10 5 5 1 7 0 4.45 33 125 82 49 14 19 13 12 5 0 43 -0.160 0.82 -1.0
Albie Lopez 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.33 3 12 11 4 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.019 0.24 0.6
Scott Aldred 0.2 0 1 1 1 1 0 3.20 3 16 8 3 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.012 0.26 0.3
Jim Mecir 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.79 3 11 6 4 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 -0.074 0.39 -1.7
Team Totals 9 12 7 7 2 10 0 7.00 42 164 107 60 18 29 17 13 5 0 43 1 1 -0.203 0.71 -1.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Gary Cederstrom, 1B - Derryl Cousins, 2B - Joe Brinkman, 3B - Tim Welke.
Time of Game: 3:14.
Attendance: 23,059.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Tampa Bay Devil Rays
1 Todd Walker 2B 1 Randy Winn CF
2 Brent Gates 3B 2 Wade Boggs DH
3 Paul Molitor DH 3 Bob Smith 3B
4 Marty Cordova LF 4 Fred McGriff 1B
5 Ron Coomer 1B 5 Paul Sorrento RF
6 Matt Lawton CF 6 Quinton McCracken LF
7 Alex Ochoa RF 7 Miguel Cairo 2B
8 Terry Steinbach C 8 Mike Difelice C
9 Pat Meares SS 9 Kevin Stocker SS
Bob Tewksbury P Tony Saunders P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  RR MIN T. Steinbach T. Saunders 17% 76% Triple to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Lawton Scores; Ochoa Scores
t4 3-0 2 -23 3,(1-1)  RR MIN B. Gates T. Saunders 10% 90% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Deep 2B-1B); Ochoa Scores; Steinbach Scores; Gates to 2B/Adv on throw
b8 3-5 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O TBD M. Cairo R. Aguilera 10% 92% Flyball: CF
b8 2-5 2 -23 6,(3-2)  R TBD Q. McCracken H. Carrasco -7% 82% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); McGriff Scores; Trammell to 3B
t9 5-3 2 12- 5,(3-1)  RR MIN R. Coomer J. Mecir 7% 98% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Molitor Scores; Cordova Scores

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, Devil Rays' Tony Saunders facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN T. Walker T. Saunders 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging; Walker to 1B/Adv on E3
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN B. Gates T. Saunders 2% 56% Walker Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Gates T. Saunders -4% 52% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  MIN P. Molitor T. Saunders 4% 56% Reached on E5 (catch) (Ground Ball to 2B); Walker to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 8,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cordova T. Saunders -6% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O MIN R. Coomer T. Saunders -5% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Devil Rays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Devil Rays Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBD R. Winn B. Tewksbury 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TBD W. Boggs B. Tewksbury 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O TBD B. Smith B. Tewksbury 1% 50% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Devil Rays 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Devil Rays' Tony Saunders facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Lawton T. Saunders 4% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN A. Ochoa T. Saunders 6% 59% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Lawton to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  RR MIN T. Steinbach T. Saunders 17% 76% Triple to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Lawton Scores; Ochoa Scores
t2 2-0 0 --3 4,(1-2)  R MIN P. Meares T. Saunders 3% 79% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Steinbach Scores
t2 3-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN T. Walker T. Saunders -2% 76% Strikeout Swinging
t2 3-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN B. Gates T. Saunders -2% 75% Strikeout Looking
t2 3-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN P. Molitor T. Saunders -2% 73% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Devil Rays 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Devil Rays Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TBD F. McGriff B. Tewksbury 2% 75% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b2 0-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O TBD P. Sorrento B. Tewksbury 2% 77% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b2 0-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O TBD Q. McCracken B. Tewksbury 1% 78% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Devil Rays 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Devil Rays' Tony Saunders facing 4-5-6
t3 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN M. Cordova T. Saunders -2% 77% Foul Flyball: RF
t3 3-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN R. Coomer T. Saunders -1% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t3 3-0 2 --- 9,(3-2)  O MIN M. Lawton T. Saunders -1% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Devil Rays 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Devil Rays Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 7-8-9
b3 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TBD M. Cairo B. Tewksbury 3% 77% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b3 0-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O TBD M. Difelice B. Tewksbury 2% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b3 0-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O TBD K. Stocker B. Tewksbury 1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Devil Rays 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Devil Rays' Tony Saunders facing 7-8-9
t4 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN A. Ochoa T. Saunders 2% 82% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t4 3-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN T. Steinbach T. Saunders 3% 85% Single to 3B (Bunt); Ochoa to 2B
t4 3-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O MIN P. Meares T. Saunders -3% 82% Flyball: CF
t4 3-0 1 12- 8,(2-2)  O MIN T. Walker T. Saunders -2% 80% Groundout: P unassisted (Weak 2B-1B); Ochoa to 3B; Steinbach to 2B
t4 3-0 2 -23 3,(1-1)  RR MIN B. Gates T. Saunders 10% 90% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Deep 2B-1B); Ochoa Scores; Steinbach Scores; Gates to 2B/Adv on throw
t4 5-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN P. Molitor T. Saunders -1% 89% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Devil Rays 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Devil Rays Batting, Behind 0-5, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 1-2-3
b4 0-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  TBD R. Winn B. Tewksbury -3% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 0-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O TBD W. Boggs B. Tewksbury 3% 89% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 2B-1B)
b4 0-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  TBD B. Smith B. Tewksbury -4% 85% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Boggs to 3B
b4 0-5 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  RO TBD F. McGriff B. Tewksbury 1% 86% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Boggs Scores
b4 1-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O TBD P. Sorrento B. Tewksbury 2% 88% Foul Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Devil Rays 1.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-1, Devil Rays' Tony Saunders facing 4-5-6
t5 5-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN M. Cordova T. Saunders 1% 90% Walk
t5 5-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO MIN R. Coomer T. Saunders -3% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t5 5-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Lawton T. Saunders -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Devil Rays 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Devil Rays Batting, Behind 1-5, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 6-7-8
b5 1-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TBD Q. McCracken B. Tewksbury -4% 83% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b5 1-5 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  TBD M. Cairo B. Tewksbury -6% 77% Single to 2B (Pop Fly to Deep 2B); McCracken to 2B
b5 1-5 0 12- 1,(0-0)  TBD M. Difelice B. Tewksbury -4% 73% Passed Ball; McCracken to 3B; Cairo to 2B
b5 1-5 0 -23 7,(2-2)  RO TBD M. Difelice B. Tewksbury 4% 77% Lineout: RF/Sacrifice Fly; McCracken Scores/unER
b5 2-5 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O TBD K. Stocker B. Tewksbury 4% 81% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
b5 2-5 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O TBD R. Winn B. Tewksbury 3% 85% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Devil Rays 2.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Devil Rays' Tony Saunders facing 7-8-9
t6 5-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN A. Ochoa T. Saunders -1% 84% Strikeout Looking
t6 5-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  MIN T. Steinbach T. Saunders 2% 86% Double to RF (Line Drive)
t6 5-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Meares T. Saunders -2% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 5-2 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN T. Walker T. Saunders -2% 82% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Devil Rays 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Devil Rays Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Dan Serafini facing 2-3-4
Dan Serafini replaces Bob Tewksbury pitching
b6 2-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O TBD W. Boggs D. Serafini 3% 85% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b6 2-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O TBD B. Smith D. Serafini 2% 87% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  TBD F. McGriff D. Serafini -2% 85% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
Bubba Trammell pinch hits for Paul Sorrento (RF) batting 5th
b6 2-5 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O TBD B. Trammell D. Serafini 4% 88% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Devil Rays 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Devil Rays' Tony Saunders facing 2-3-4
Bubba Trammell moves from PH to RF
t7 5-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN B. Gates T. Saunders 2% 90% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t7 5-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Molitor T. Saunders -2% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Cordova T. Saunders 2% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive); Gates to 2B
t7 5-2 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O MIN R. Coomer T. Saunders -2% 88% Foul Popfly: C
t7 5-2 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O MIN M. Lawton T. Saunders -2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Devil Rays 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Devil Rays Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Dan Serafini facing 6-7-8
b7 2-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TBD Q. McCracken D. Serafini 3% 89% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Short 3B Line)
b7 2-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBD M. Cairo D. Serafini 2% 91% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-5 2 --- 8,(2-2)  TBD M. Difelice D. Serafini -2% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b7 2-5 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  TBD K. Stocker D. Serafini -3% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive); Difelice to 2B
b7 2-5 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O TBD R. Winn D. Serafini 5% 92% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Devil Rays 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Devil Rays' Albie Lopez facing 7-8-9
Albie Lopez replaces Tony Saunders pitching
t8 5-2 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O MIN A. Ochoa A. Lopez -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 5-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach A. Lopez -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN P. Meares A. Lopez -0% 90% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Devil Rays 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Devil Rays Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Eddie Guardado facing 2-3-4
Eddie Guardado replaces Dan Serafini pitching
b8 2-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TBD W. Boggs E. Guardado 3% 93% Flyball: LF
b8 2-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TBD B. Smith E. Guardado 2% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  TBD F. McGriff E. Guardado -2% 94% Walk
Hector Carrasco replaces Eddie Guardado pitching
b8 2-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  TBD B. Trammell H. Carrasco -5% 89% Double to CF (Line Drive); McGriff to 3B
b8 2-5 2 -23 6,(3-2)  R TBD Q. McCracken H. Carrasco -7% 82% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); McGriff Scores; Trammell to 3B
Rick Aguilera replaces Hector Carrasco pitching
b8 3-5 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O TBD M. Cairo R. Aguilera 10% 92% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Devil Rays 3.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-3, Devil Rays' Scott Aldred facing 1-2-3
Scott Aldred replaces Albie Lopez pitching
t9 5-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Walker S. Aldred -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t9 5-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Gates S. Aldred -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN P. Molitor S. Aldred 1% 90% Walk
Jim Mecir replaces Scott Aldred pitching
t9 5-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN M. Cordova J. Mecir 1% 91% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Molitor to 2B
t9 5-3 2 12- 5,(3-1)  RR MIN R. Coomer J. Mecir 7% 98% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Molitor Scores; Cordova Scores
t9 7-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN M. Lawton J. Mecir -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 7, Devil Rays 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Devil Rays Batting, Behind 3-7, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 8-9-1
Denny Hocking replaces Todd Walker playing 2B batting 1st
b9 3-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  TBD M. Difelice R. Aguilera -3% 95% Double to LF (Line Drive)
Aaron Ledesma pinch hits for Kevin Stocker (SS) batting 9th
b9 3-7 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  O TBD A. Ledesma R. Aguilera 3% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b9 3-7 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O TBD R. Winn R. Aguilera 2% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B; Difelice to 3B
b9 3-7 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O TBD W. Boggs R. Aguilera 1% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 7, Devil Rays 3.

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