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@KCR
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12
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@NYY
2
9
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@OAK
6
4
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@TBR
11
8
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@TOR
2
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@ARI
2
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@ATL
4
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6
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4
3
 
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7
2
Thursday, September 18, 2008, 7:10PM
, Tropicana Field
Attendance: 17,296, Time of Game: 3:20
Twins
11
83-70
 Won 1 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Rays
8
90-61
 Lost 1 
1st
L: Dan Wheeler (5-6)
S: Joe Nathan (37)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           3  0  1   0  0  0   2  0  5   11 15  1
Rays            5  0  0   2  0  0   1  0  0    8  9  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-CF 4 3 2 0 1 1 5 .298 .387 .434 .820 19 11 0.137 1.18 0.184 -0.047 0.9 3 0
Alexi Casilla 2B 3 2 2 2 0 0 5 .294 .341 .398 .740 11 7 0.349 1.71 0.407 -0.058 1.7 1 1 HR,2·SH
Joe Mauer C 4 2 3 3 1 0 5 .327 .416 .448 .864 18 10 0.370 1.47 0.380 -0.010 2.6 3 0 2B
Justin Morneau 1B 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .311 .383 .519 .902 15 8 -0.070 1.88 0.070 -0.139 -0.4 11 0 IW
Jason Kubel DH 4 1 1 3 0 2 4 .275 .339 .466 .805 16 10 0.121 1.56 0.240 -0.119 1.7 HR
   Adam Everett PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .210 .271 .323 .594 4 2 0.229 3.66 0.229 0.000 1.5 2B
Delmon Young LF 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .289 .333 .403 .736 18 12 0.045 0.82 0.125 -0.080 0.7 4 0 2B,CS
Matt Tolbert 3B 4 0 0 1 0 1 5 .275 .316 .385 .702 19 12 -0.159 1.07 0.000 -0.159 -1.8 1 2 SF
Nick Punto SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .288 .345 .395 .740 28 15 -0.071 0.89 0.030 -0.101 -0.9 2 7 SB
Carlos Gomez CF 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .256 .294 .356 .651 7 5 0.042 0.63 0.056 -0.014 0.4 1 0
   Michael Cuddyer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .251 .323 .370 .694 6 3 -0.045 1.52 0.000 -0.045 -0.3
   Jason Pridie RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Glen Perkins P 0 0
   Philip Humber P 0 1
   Bobby Korecky P 0 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 1
Team Totals 38 11 15 11 3 6 44 .395 .429 .632 1.060 161 95 0.948 1.31 1.721 -0.772 6.1 27 12
2B: D Young (27, off J Shields); J Mauer (29, off D Wheeler); A Everett (6, off T Miller).
HR: J Kubel (18, off J Shields, 1st inn, 2 on, 2 outs to CF-RF); A Casilla (7, off D Wheeler, 9th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: M Tolbert (1, off C Bradford).
SH: A Casilla 2 (12, 2 off J Shields).
IBB: J Morneau (16, by D Wheeler).
TB: A Casilla 5; J Kubel 4; J Mauer 4; D Young 3; D Span 2; A Everett 2; C Gomez 2; N Punto; J Morneau.
RBI: J Kubel 3 (75); J Mauer 3 (78); A Casilla 2 (47); D Young (65); A Everett (19); M Tolbert (6).
2-out RBI: J Kubel 3.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 5 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Casilla-N Punto-J Morneau.
E: M Tolbert (6).
Baserunning
SB: N Punto (12, 2nd base off T Percival/D Navarro).
CS: D Young (5, 2nd base by C Bradford/D Navarro).

Tampa Bay Rays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Akinori Iwamura 2B 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .275 .350 .379 .729 22 11 -0.014 0.54 0.035 -0.049 -0.4 1 0
Jason Bartlett SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .280 .317 .350 .666 16 9 0.032 0.65 0.060 -0.028 0.4 4 0
   Willy Aybar PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .262 .335 .427 .762 4 3 -0.026 0.99 0.000 -0.026 -0.3
Carlos Pena 1B 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .246 .374 .495 .868 12 6 -0.011 0.70 0.117 -0.128 -0.5 8 0 HR,GDP
Evan Longoria 3B 5 3 3 4 0 0 5 .281 .353 .544 .897 17 10 0.309 0.61 0.332 -0.023 3.4 0 6 3·HR
Rocco Baldelli DH 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .262 .328 .475 .804 15 9 -0.016 0.47 0.022 -0.039 -0.4
Dioner Navarro C 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .290 .347 .404 .751 18 11 0.143 0.62 0.177 -0.034 1.2 6 1 HR
Ben Zobrist LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .227 .318 .430 .748 16 8 0.017 0.33 0.031 -0.014 0.1 2 0 2B
Gabe Gross RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .248 .344 .439 .783 18 11 0.093 0.56 0.106 -0.012 0.8 2 0 2B,HBP
Fernando Perez CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .237 .310 .421 .731 18 13 -0.078 0.72 0.000 -0.078 -1.2 4 0
James Shields P 0 0
   David Price P 0 0
   Troy Percival P 0 0
   Dan Wheeler P 0 0
   Trever Miller P 0 0
   Chad Bradford P 0 0
Team Totals 36 8 9 8 3 3 40 .250 .325 .722 1.047 156 91 0.449 0.59 0.880 -0.431 3.1 27 7
2B: B Zobrist (9, off G Perkins); G Gross (16, off G Perkins).
HR: E Longoria 3 (25, 1 off B Korecky, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF, 1 off G Perkins, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF, 1 off P Humber, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); D Navarro (7, off G Perkins, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); C Pena (30, off P Humber, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
HBP: G Gross (2, by P Humber).
TB: E Longoria 12; C Pena 4; D Navarro 4; B Zobrist 2; J Bartlett 2; G Gross 2.
GIDP: C Pena (6).
RBI: E Longoria 4 (78); D Navarro 2 (49); C Pena (92); G Gross (39).
2-out RBI: E Longoria 3; D Navarro 2; G Gross; C Pena.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
E: J Bartlett (15).

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
Glen Perkins 0.2 5 5 2 1 0 2 4.50 8 36 19 14 1 4 3 4 3 0 27 -0.442 1.03 -4.8
Philip Humber 5.1 3 2 2 2 1 2 3.72 22 78 47 30 4 13 8 10 4 0 1 0 0.004 0.51 1.0
Bobby Korecky 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 5.52 4 17 8 6 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 -0.072 0.45 -0.5
Eddie Guardado, W (4-4) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.20 3 18 11 9 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.016 0.20 0.5
Joe Nathan, S (37) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.44 3 7 6 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.046 0.58 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 8 5 3 3 5 5.00 40 156 91 62 7 22 14 19 8 0 27 1 0 -0.448 0.59 -3.1

Tampa Bay 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
James Shields 6.1 8 6 5 2 3 1 3.61 29 90 55 44 3 8 11 13 5 0 36 -0.142 1.17 -1.7
David Price, H (1) 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.00 3 14 9 3 1 5 1 0 0 0 2 2 -0.011 1.99 -0.6
Troy Percival, H (4) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.89 4 26 16 9 2 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.079 1.16 0.5
Dan Wheeler, BS (5), L (5-6) 0 3 4 4 1 0 1 3.25 4 15 7 5 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.619 2.36 -3.0
Trever Miller 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.62 1 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 -0.229 3.66 -1.5
Chad Bradford 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.08 3 12 6 6 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 2 -0.028 0.36 0.0
Team Totals 9 15 11 10 3 6 2 10.00 44 161 95 69 6 20 14 21 8 0 36 6 5 -0.950 1.31 -6.1
D Wheeler faced 4 batters in the 9th inning.
T Miller faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: P Humber (1; G Gross).
IBB: D Wheeler (4; J Morneau).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Vanover, 1B - Mike Everitt, 2B - Mike DiMuro, 3B - Gerry Davis.
Time of Game: 3:20.
Attendance: 17,296.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 6-8 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR MIN A. Casilla D. Wheeler 34% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Span Scores
t1 0-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  RRR MIN J. Kubel J. Shields 24% 73% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Span Scores; Mauer Scores
t9 8-8 0 12- 4,(2-1)  R MIN A. Everett T. Miller 23% 93% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Mauer Scores; Morneau to 3B
b1 2-3 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  RR TBR D. Navarro G. Perkins -18% 39% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Baldelli Scores/unER; Navarro Scores/unER
t9 8-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN J. Mauer D. Wheeler 17% 67% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)

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, Rays' James Shields facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN D. Span J. Shields 3% 53% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Shields -2% 52% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice (Weak 3B); Span to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Mauer J. Shields 2% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Shields -4% 49% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
t1 0-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  RRR MIN J. Kubel J. Shields 24% 73% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Span Scores; Mauer Scores
t1 3-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Young J. Shields -1% 73% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Rays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rays Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TBR A. Iwamura G. Perkins -3% 69% Walk
b1 0-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  TBR J. Bartlett G. Perkins -6% 64% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Iwamura to 2B
b1 0-3 0 12- 3,(2-0)  OO TBR C. Pena G. Perkins 10% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Iwamura to 3B
b1 0-3 2 --3 6,(2-2)  RR TBR E. Longoria G. Perkins -15% 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Iwamura Scores
b1 2-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  TBR R. Baldelli G. Perkins -2% 57% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Baldelli to 2B
b1 2-3 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  RR TBR D. Navarro G. Perkins -18% 39% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Baldelli Scores/unER; Navarro Scores/unER
b1 4-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  TBR B. Zobrist G. Perkins -2% 37% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b1 4-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R TBR G. Gross G. Perkins -9% 28% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Zobrist Scores/unER
Philip Humber replaces Glen Perkins pitching
b1 5-3 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O TBR F. Perez P. Humber 2% 31% Strikeout Looking
5 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Rays 5.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Rays' James Shields facing 7-8-9
t2 3-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Tolbert J. Shields -2% 28% Flyball: RF
t2 3-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN N. Punto J. Shields -2% 27% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t2 3-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN C. Gomez J. Shields 1% 28% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t2 3-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Span J. Shields -2% 26% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Rays 5.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rays Batting, Ahead 5-3, Twins' Philip Humber facing 1-2-3
b2 5-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TBR A. Iwamura P. Humber 2% 27% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b2 5-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TBR J. Bartlett P. Humber 1% 29% Flyball: LF
b2 5-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  TBR C. Pena P. Humber -1% 28% Walk
b2 5-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TBR E. Longoria P. Humber 2% 29% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Rays 5.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Rays' James Shields facing 2-3-4
t3 3-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN A. Casilla J. Shields 6% 36% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Casilla to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
t3 3-5 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  R MIN J. Mauer J. Shields 8% 43% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Casilla Scores/unER
t3 4-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Shields -4% 39% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
t3 4-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Shields -3% 36% Strikeout Swinging
t3 4-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Young J. Shields -3% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Rays 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rays Batting, Ahead 5-4, Twins' Philip Humber facing 5-6-7
b3 5-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O TBR R. Baldelli P. Humber 2% 35% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
b3 5-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TBR D. Navarro P. Humber 2% 37% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 5-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  TBR B. Zobrist P. Humber -1% 36% Walk
b3 5-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  TBR G. Gross P. Humber -2% 34% Hit By Pitch; Zobrist to 2B
b3 5-4 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O TBR F. Perez P. Humber 4% 38% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 4, Rays 5.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Rays' James Shields facing 7-8-9
t4 4-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN M. Tolbert J. Shields -3% 35% Strikeout Swinging
t4 4-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN N. Punto J. Shields -2% 33% Flyball: CF
t4 4-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN C. Gomez J. Shields -1% 32% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Rays 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Rays Batting, Ahead 5-4, Twins' Philip Humber facing 1-2-3
b4 5-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O TBR A. Iwamura P. Humber 2% 34% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b4 5-4 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O TBR J. Bartlett P. Humber 2% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 5-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R TBR C. Pena P. Humber -11% 25% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b4 6-4 2 --- 3,(2-0)  R TBR E. Longoria P. Humber -8% 16% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b4 7-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O TBR R. Baldelli P. Humber 1% 17% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Rays 7.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-7, Rays' James Shields facing 1-2-3
t5 4-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Span J. Shields -2% 15% Strikeout Swinging
t5 4-7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Shields -2% 13% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t5 4-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Shields -1% 12% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Rays 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Rays Batting, Ahead 7-4, Twins' Philip Humber facing 6-7-8
b5 7-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR D. Navarro P. Humber 1% 13% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
b5 7-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TBR B. Zobrist P. Humber 1% 14% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b5 7-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O TBR G. Gross P. Humber 1% 14% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Rays 7.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-7, Rays' James Shields facing 4-5-6
t6 4-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Morneau J. Shields 4% 18% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t6 4-7 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Shields -4% 15% Lineout: 2B (SS-2B)
t6 4-7 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN D. Young J. Shields 9% 23% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Morneau to 3B
t6 4-7 1 -23 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Tolbert J. Shields -8% 15% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 4-7 2 -23 9,(3-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. Shields -6% 9% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 4, Rays 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Rays Batting, Ahead 7-4, Twins' Philip Humber facing 9-1-2
b6 7-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR F. Perez P. Humber 1% 10% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b6 7-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O TBR A. Iwamura P. Humber 1% 11% Flyball: LF
b6 7-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  TBR J. Bartlett P. Humber -0% 10% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b6 7-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TBR C. Pena P. Humber 1% 11% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Rays 7.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-7, Rays' James Shields facing 9-1-2
t7 4-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN C. Gomez J. Shields 4% 15% Single to C/Bunt (Bunt to Short 1B Line)
t7 4-7 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  MIN D. Span J. Shields 7% 23% Walk; Gomez to 2B
t7 4-7 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Shields -2% 20% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Gomez to 3B; Span to 2B
David Price replaces James Shields pitching
t7 4-7 1 -23 4,(2-1)  RR MIN J. Mauer D. Price 11% 32% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Gomez Scores; Span Scores
t7 6-7 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Morneau D. Price -6% 26% Strikeout Looking
t7 6-7 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel D. Price -5% 22% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Rays 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Rays Batting, Ahead 7-6, Twins' Bobby Korecky facing 4-5-6
Bobby Korecky replaces Philip Humber pitching
b7 7-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R TBR E. Longoria B. Korecky -10% 12% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b7 8-6 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O TBR R. Baldelli B. Korecky 1% 13% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b7 8-6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O TBR D. Navarro B. Korecky 1% 14% Flyball: RF
b7 8-6 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O TBR B. Zobrist B. Korecky 1% 14% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Rays 8.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 6-8, Rays' Troy Percival facing 6-7-8
Troy Percival replaces David Price pitching
t8 6-8 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O MIN D. Young T. Percival -4% 10% Strikeout Swinging
t8 6-8 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN M. Tolbert T. Percival -3% 8% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 6-8 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto T. Percival 2% 10% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Michael Cuddyer pinch hits for Carlos Gomez (CF) batting 9th
t8 6-8 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Cuddyer T. Percival 1% 11% Punto Steals 2B
t8 6-8 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer T. Percival -4% 6% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Rays 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Rays Batting, Ahead 8-6, Twins' Eddie Guardado facing 8-9-1
Eddie Guardado replaces Bobby Korecky pitching
Denard Span moves from RF to CF
Jason Pridie replaces Michael Cuddyer (PH) playing RF batting 9th
b8 8-6 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O TBR G. Gross E. Guardado 1% 7% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b8 8-6 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O TBR F. Perez E. Guardado 1% 8% Strikeout Swinging
b8 8-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O TBR A. Iwamura E. Guardado 0% 8% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Rays 8.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 6-8, Rays' Dan Wheeler facing 1-2-3
Dan Wheeler replaces Troy Percival pitching
t9 6-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN D. Span D. Wheeler 8% 16% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t9 6-8 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR MIN A. Casilla D. Wheeler 34% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Span Scores
t9 8-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN J. Mauer D. Wheeler 17% 67% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t9 8-8 0 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Morneau D. Wheeler 3% 70% Intentional Walk
Trever Miller replaces Dan Wheeler pitching
Adam Everett pinch hits for Jason Kubel (DH) batting 5th
t9 8-8 0 12- 4,(2-1)  R MIN A. Everett T. Miller 23% 93% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Mauer Scores; Morneau to 3B
Chad Bradford replaces Trever Miller pitching
t9 9-8 0 -23 5,(2-2)  R MIN D. Young C. Bradford 4% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive); Morneau Scores; Everett to 3B
t9 10-8 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  RO MIN M. Tolbert C. Bradford 0% 96% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Everett Scores
t9 11-8 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN N. Punto C. Bradford -1% 96% Young Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t9 11-8 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN N. Punto C. Bradford -0% 95% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 11, Rays 8.
Bottom of the 9th, Rays Batting, Behind 8-11, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 2-3-4
Joe Nathan replaces Eddie Guardado pitching
Willy Aybar pinch hits for Jason Bartlett (SS) batting 2nd
b9 8-11 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR W. Aybar J. Nathan 3% 98% Strikeout Looking
b9 8-11 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TBR C. Pena J. Nathan 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-2B)
b9 8-11 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O TBR E. Longoria J. Nathan 1% 100% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 11, Rays 8.

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