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@MIL
0
3
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@NYY
2
10
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7
2
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@SEA
5
4
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@TEX
5
1
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4
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4
5
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(11)
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(10)
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2
8
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7
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@STL
3
6
Wednesday, September 25, 1985,
, Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 5,932, Time of Game: 2:33
Twins
5
70-82
 Won 1 
6th, 16 GB
at Rangers
1
57-94
 Lost 1 
7th, 28½ GB
W: Bert Blyleven (15-16)
L: Jeff Russell (2-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  1  0   0  2  0   0  0  2    5  8  0
Rangers         0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  5  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kirby Puckett CF 4 1 0 1 1 1 5 .280 .322 .369 .692 -0.031 0.76 0.025 -0.056 -0.3 3 0 SB
Roy Smalley SS 3 0 1 2 1 2 4 .264 .365 .411 .776 0.085 0.79 0.117 -0.032 0.9 2 1
   Greg Gagne PR-SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .227 .280 .323 .603 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.1 1 0
Kent Hrbek 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .272 .348 .439 .787 -0.054 0.52 0.000 -0.054 -0.8 9 0
Tom Brunansky RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .244 .323 .455 .778 -0.073 0.70 0.000 -0.073 -1.0 4 0
Mickey Hatcher LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .278 .306 .362 .668 -0.061 0.60 0.000 -0.061 -0.7 2 0
Randy Bush DH 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .239 .323 .456 .779 0.006 0.41 0.026 -0.020 -0.0
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .247 .304 .404 .708 -0.002 0.58 0.030 -0.032 -0.1 0 3
Mark Salas C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .304 .336 .453 .789 0.083 0.89 0.125 -0.043 1.0 5 1 2B
Steve Lombardozzi 2B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .323 .382 .419 .802 0.078 0.86 0.141 -0.062 1.4 1 3 2·SB
Bert Blyleven P 0 2
Team Totals 35 5 8 5 3 10 38 .229 .289 .257 .547 0.030 0.68 0.464 -0.434 0.3 27 10
2B: M Salas (19, off D Henry).
TB: M Salas 3; S Lombardozzi 2; G Gaetti 2; R Bush; R Smalley.
RBI: R Smalley 2 (45); S Lombardozzi (2); M Salas (38); K Puckett (70).
2-out RBI: M Salas.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Lombardozzi-R Smalley-K Hrbek.
Baserunning
SB: S Lombardozzi 2 (3, 2nd base off J Russell/D Slaught, 3rd base off J Russell/D Slaught); K Puckett (19, 2nd base off J Russell/D Slaught).
Pickoffs: S Lombardozzi (1st base by D Henry).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wayne Tolleson SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .326 .365 .402 .767 -0.055 1.41 0.083 -0.138 -0.3 1 3 CS
Don Slaught C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .274 .324 .413 .737 -0.135 1.42 0.000 -0.135 -1.3 10 0
Pete O'Brien 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .266 .334 .448 .782 -0.133 0.96 0.000 -0.133 -1.1 7 0 GDP
Oddibe McDowell DH 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .247 .313 .445 .759 0.031 0.91 0.097 -0.067 0.4 HR
Gary Ward CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .282 .325 .431 .756 -0.077 1.01 0.000 -0.077 -0.6 2 0
Bob Jones RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .219 .274 .342 .616 0.007 0.66 0.036 -0.029 0.0 1 0
Duane Walker LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .173 .256 .324 .580 -0.112 1.49 0.000 -0.112 -0.8 3 0
Steve Buechele 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .209 .266 .330 .596 -0.051 0.94 0.000 -0.051 -0.4 0 2
   Geno Petralli PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .258 .311 .269 .580 -0.030 1.18 0.000 -0.030 -0.2
   Alan Bannister 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .342 .358 .700 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Curt Wilkerson 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .253 .299 .317 .617 0.085 0.94 0.098 -0.013 0.5 3 1 SB
Jeff Russell P 0 1
   Bob Sebra P 0 0
   Dwayne Henry P 0 1
Team Totals 30 1 5 1 1 4 31 .167 .194 .267 .460 -0.470 1.11 0.314 -0.785 -3.7 27 8
HR: O McDowell (18, off B Blyleven, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: O McDowell 4; C Wilkerson 2; W Tolleson; B Jones.
GIDP: P O'Brien (17).
RBI: O McDowell (42).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
E: D Henry (1).
Baserunning
SB: C Wilkerson (13, 2nd base off B Blyleven/M Salas).
CS: W Tolleson (10, 2nd base by B Blyleven/M Salas).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bert Blyleven, W (15-16) 9 5 1 1 1 4 1 3.26 31 76 0.470 1.11 3.7
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 1 4 1 1.00 31 76 0.470 1.11 3.7

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jeff Russell, L (2-6) 5 5 3 3 2 6 0 8.81 22 49 -0.078 0.91 -0.4
Bob Sebra 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 7.52 11 0 0 0.105 0.49 1.6
Dwayne Henry 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 2.95 5 0 0 -0.057 0.10 -1.5
Team Totals 9 8 5 4 3 10 0 4.00 38 49 0 0 -0.030 0.68 -0.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: D Henry (0; S Lombardozzi, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim McKean, 1B - Marty Springstead, 2B - Vic Voltaggio, 3B - Durwood Merrill.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: 5,932.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 2 12- R MIN M. Salas J. Russell 11% 60% Single; Bush Scores; Gaetti to 3B
t5 1-0 1 -23 RR MIN R. Smalley J. Russell 11% 84% Single; Lombardozzi Scores; Puckett Scores
b5 0-3 0 --- R TEX O. McDowell B. Blyleven -10% 71% Home Run
b4 0-1 1 1-- OO TEX P. O'Brien B. Blyleven 7% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b6 1-3 0 --- TEX C. Wilkerson B. Blyleven -6% 68% Single

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, Rangers' Jeff Russell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN K. Puckett J. Russell -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley J. Russell -2% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O MIN K. Hrbek J. Russell -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- TEX W. Tolleson B. Blyleven -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- O TEX D. Slaught B. Blyleven 3% 45% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O TEX P. O'Brien B. Blyleven 4% 49% Tolleson Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b1 0-0 2 --- O TEX P. O'Brien B. Blyleven 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Jeff Russell facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O MIN T. Brunansky J. Russell -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O MIN M. Hatcher J. Russell -2% 46% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- MIN R. Bush J. Russell 1% 47% Single
t2 0-0 2 1-- MIN G. Gaetti J. Russell 2% 49% Single; Bush to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- R MIN M. Salas J. Russell 11% 60% Single; Bush Scores; Gaetti to 3B
t2 1-0 2 1-3 O MIN S. Lombardozzi J. Russell -5% 56% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O TEX O. McDowell B. Blyleven 3% 58% Strikeout
b2 0-1 1 --- O TEX G. Ward B. Blyleven 2% 60% Flyball: RF
b2 0-1 2 --- O TEX B. Jones B. Blyleven 1% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Jeff Russell facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- O MIN K. Puckett J. Russell -2% 59% Groundout: P-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley J. Russell -2% 57% Strikeout
t3 1-0 2 --- O MIN K. Hrbek J. Russell -1% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- O TEX D. Walker B. Blyleven 3% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- O TEX S. Buechele B. Blyleven 2% 61% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- O TEX C. Wilkerson B. Blyleven 1% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Jeff Russell facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- O MIN T. Brunansky J. Russell -2% 60% Flyball: 1B
t4 1-0 1 --- O MIN M. Hatcher J. Russell -2% 58% Strikeout
t4 1-0 2 --- MIN R. Bush J. Russell 1% 60% Walk
t4 1-0 2 1-- O MIN G. Gaetti J. Russell -2% 57% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- TEX W. Tolleson B. Blyleven -5% 52% Single
b4 0-1 0 1-- O TEX D. Slaught B. Blyleven 5% 57% Flyball: 2B
b4 0-1 1 1-- OO TEX P. O'Brien B. Blyleven 7% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Jeff Russell facing 8-9-1
t5 1-0 0 --- O MIN M. Salas J. Russell -2% 61% Flyball: SS
t5 1-0 1 --- MIN S. Lombardozzi J. Russell 3% 64% Single
t5 1-0 1 1-- MIN K. Puckett J. Russell 2% 66% Lombardozzi Steals 2B
t5 1-0 1 -2- MIN K. Puckett J. Russell 2% 68% Walk
t5 1-0 1 12- MIN R. Smalley J. Russell 5% 73% Lombardozzi Steals 3B; Puckett Steals 2B
t5 1-0 1 -23 RR MIN R. Smalley J. Russell 11% 84% Single; Lombardozzi Scores; Puckett Scores
t5 3-0 1 1-- O MIN K. Hrbek J. Russell -2% 82% Strikeout
t5 3-0 2 1-- O MIN T. Brunansky J. Russell -1% 81% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
b5 0-3 0 --- R TEX O. McDowell B. Blyleven -10% 71% Home Run
b5 1-3 0 --- O TEX G. Ward B. Blyleven 3% 74% Flyball: LF
b5 1-3 1 --- TEX B. Jones B. Blyleven -4% 71% Single
b5 1-3 1 1-- O TEX D. Walker B. Blyleven 4% 75% Flyball: RF
b5 1-3 2 1-- O TEX S. Buechele B. Blyleven 3% 78% Foul Flyball: C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 1.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Rangers' Bob Sebra facing 5-6-7
Bob Sebra replaces Jeff Russell pitching
t6 3-1 0 --- O MIN M. Hatcher B. Sebra -2% 76% Flyball: CF
t6 3-1 1 --- O MIN R. Bush B. Sebra -1% 75% Strikeout
t6 3-1 2 --- MIN G. Gaetti B. Sebra 1% 76% Single
t6 3-1 2 1-- O MIN M. Salas B. Sebra -2% 74% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
b6 1-3 0 --- TEX C. Wilkerson B. Blyleven -6% 68% Single
b6 1-3 0 1-- O TEX W. Tolleson B. Blyleven 5% 73% Strikeout
b6 1-3 1 1-- O TEX D. Slaught B. Blyleven 4% 78% Flyball: RF
b6 1-3 2 1-- TEX P. O'Brien B. Blyleven -1% 77% Wilkerson Steals 2B
b6 1-3 2 -2- O TEX P. O'Brien B. Blyleven 5% 81% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 1.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Rangers' Bob Sebra facing 9-1-2
t7 3-1 0 --- O MIN S. Lombardozzi B. Sebra -2% 80% Flyball: RF
t7 3-1 1 --- O MIN K. Puckett B. Sebra -1% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 3-1 2 --- MIN R. Smalley B. Sebra 1% 80% Walk
Greg Gagne pinch runs for Roy Smalley (SS) batting 2nd
t7 3-1 2 1-- O MIN K. Hrbek B. Sebra -2% 78% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
Greg Gagne moves from PR to SS
b7 1-3 0 --- O TEX O. McDowell B. Blyleven 4% 82% Groundout: P-1B
b7 1-3 1 --- O TEX G. Ward B. Blyleven 3% 85% Flyball: LF
b7 1-3 2 --- O TEX B. Jones B. Blyleven 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 1.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Rangers' Bob Sebra facing 4-5-6
t8 3-1 0 --- O MIN T. Brunansky B. Sebra -1% 85% Strikeout
t8 3-1 1 --- O MIN M. Hatcher B. Sebra -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 3-1 2 --- O MIN R. Bush B. Sebra -1% 83% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
b8 1-3 0 --- O TEX D. Walker B. Blyleven 4% 88% Flyball: CF
Geno Petralli pinch hits for Steve Buechele (3B) batting 8th
b8 1-3 1 --- O TEX G. Petralli B. Blyleven 3% 91% Strikeout
b8 1-3 2 --- TEX C. Wilkerson B. Blyleven -3% 88% Single
b8 1-3 2 1-- O TEX W. Tolleson B. Blyleven 4% 92% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 1.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Rangers' Dwayne Henry facing 7-8-9
Dwayne Henry replaces Bob Sebra pitching
Alan Bannister replaces Geno Petralli (PH) playing 3B batting 8th
t9 3-1 0 --- O MIN G. Gaetti D. Henry -1% 92% Groundout: P-1B
t9 3-1 1 --- MIN M. Salas D. Henry 2% 93% Double
t9 3-1 1 -2- R MIN S. Lombardozzi D. Henry 3% 97% Single; Salas Scores
t9 4-1 1 1-- MIN K. Puckett D. Henry 1% 98% Lombardozzi Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Lombardozzi to 3B
t9 4-1 1 --3 RO MIN K. Puckett D. Henry 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B; Lombardozzi Scores/unER
t9 5-1 2 --- O MIN G. Gagne D. Henry -0% 98% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-5, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 2-3-4
b9 1-5 0 --- O TEX D. Slaught B. Blyleven 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 1-5 1 --- O TEX P. O'Brien B. Blyleven 1% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 1-5 2 --- O TEX O. McDowell B. Blyleven 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 1.

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