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CAL
@CHW
2
5
BAL
@DET
7
3
SEA
@KCR
3
7
BOS
@NYY
7
0
CLE
@OAK
3
4
MIN
@TEX
1
2
MIL
@TOR
5
2
ATL
@HOU
3
1
SFG
@LAD
3
0
NYM
@PHI
3
4
 
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CHC
@PIT
3
5
CHC
@PIT
10
8
CIN
@SDP
3
1
MON
@STL
6
1
Wednesday, September 30, 1987,
, Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 9,309, Time of Game: 2:28
Twins
1
85-74
 Lost 2 
1st
at Rangers
2
75-83
 Won 2 
4th, 9½ GB
W: Bobby Witt (8-10)
L: Les Straker (8-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  4  0
Rangers         1  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  X    2  6  0

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dan Gladden LF 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .255 .318 .369 .688 -0.078 1.48 0.068 -0.146 -0.4 4 0
Al Newman SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .223 .301 .306 .606 -0.160 1.49 0.071 -0.230 -1.3 2 1 GDP
Kirby Puckett CF 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .328 .364 .531 .895 -0.008 1.29 0.075 -0.083 0.2 2 0
Kent Hrbek 1B 2 0 2 0 2 0 4 .289 .395 .555 .949 0.211 1.21 0.211 0.000 1.4 6 0 2B
Tom Brunansky RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .260 .352 .487 .839 -0.220 2.10 0.000 -0.220 -1.6 2 0
Roy Smalley 3B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .277 .354 .414 .767 -0.116 1.73 0.042 -0.158 -0.6 0 1
Randy Bush DH 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .259 .356 .423 .779 0.059 1.69 0.136 -0.077 -0.0
Steve Lombardozzi 2B 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .236 .297 .349 .646 -0.122 1.57 0.000 -0.122 -1.0 1 4
   Gene Larkin PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .268 .342 .385 .728 -0.108 4.56 0.000 -0.108 -0.4
Sal Butera C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .176 .225 .269 .494 -0.017 1.06 0.042 -0.059 -0.0 7 1
   Gary Gaetti PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .307 .491 .798 -0.097 3.93 0.000 -0.097 -0.3
Les Straker P 0 0
   Steve Carlton P 0 0
Team Totals 29 1 4 1 8 11 37 .138 .324 .172 .497 -0.656 1.67 0.645 -1.300 -4.0 24 7
2B: K Hrbek (20, off B Witt).
TB: K Hrbek 3; A Newman; K Puckett.
GIDP: A Newman (5).
RBI: K Puckett (99).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: A Newman (2nd base by B Witt).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Browne 2B 3 1 2 0 1 1 4 .271 .358 .341 .698 0.038 1.11 0.070 -0.032 0.5 0 3 SB
Curt Wilkerson SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .269 .310 .396 .705 -0.002 1.17 0.104 -0.106 0.0 5 3 CS
Ruben Sierra RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .265 .305 .471 .775 -0.153 1.28 0.000 -0.153 -1.6 1 0
Pete O'Brien 1B 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .287 .350 .461 .810 -0.057 1.05 0.008 -0.065 -0.6 7 1 SF
Larry Parrish DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .267 .328 .482 .810 -0.068 0.65 0.000 -0.068 -0.7
Pete Incaviglia LF 3 1 2 0 0 1 3 .273 .335 .501 .836 0.105 0.88 0.120 -0.015 0.6 1 0 2B
   Bob Brower LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .335 .455 .791 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Oddibe McDowell CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .242 .325 .433 .758 0.067 1.23 0.106 -0.039 0.5 1 0 SB
Geno Petralli C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .294 .378 .472 .850 -0.129 1.30 0.000 -0.129 -1.1 11 0
Tom O'Malley 3B 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 .270 .346 .369 .716 0.042 1.36 0.065 -0.023 -0.0 0 0 SF
Bobby Witt P 0 2
Team Totals 27 2 6 2 3 7 32 .222 .281 .259 .541 -0.157 1.11 0.473 -0.630 -2.4 27 9
2B: P Incaviglia (26, off L Straker).
SF: P O'Brien (9, off L Straker); T O'Malley (2, off L Straker).
TB: P Incaviglia 3; J Browne 2; C Wilkerson; O McDowell.
RBI: T O'Malley (10); P O'Brien (87).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Browne-C Wilkerson-P O'Brien.
Baserunning
SB: O McDowell (24, 2nd base off L Straker/S Butera); J Browne (27, 2nd base off L Straker/S Butera).
CS: C Wilkerson (3, 2nd base by L Straker/S Butera).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Les Straker, L (8-10) 7 6 2 2 3 6 0 4.34 29 60 0.120 1.17 1.9
Steve Carlton 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.74 3 0 0 0.035 0.44 0.6
Team Totals 8 6 2 2 3 7 0 2.25 32 60 0 0 0.155 1.11 2.4

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bobby Witt, W (8-10) 9 4 1 1 8 11 0 4.91 37 78 0.655 1.67 4.0
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 8 11 0 1.00 37 78 0.655 1.67 4.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: B Witt (2; A Newman, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Tschida, 1B - Larry Barnett, 2B - Rocky Roe, 3B - Greg Kosc.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 9,309.
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
t9 1-2 0 --- MIN R. Bush B. Witt -12% 71% Walk
t9 1-2 0 1-- O MIN G. Larkin B. Witt 11% 82% Strikeout Looking
b7 1-1 0 --- TEX P. Incaviglia L. Straker 10% 70% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t5 1-1 0 1-- OO MIN A. Newman B. Witt 10% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t8 1-2 1 --- MIN K. Hrbek B. Witt -10% 69% Double to LF (Fly Ball to LF Line)

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' Bobby Witt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN D. Gladden B. Witt 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN A. Newman B. Witt 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O MIN K. Puckett B. Witt 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Les Straker facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- TEX J. Browne L. Straker 3% 58% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- TEX C. Wilkerson L. Straker 8% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Browne to 3B
b1 0-0 0 1-3 O TEX R. Sierra L. Straker -6% 61% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 1-3 RO TEX P. O'Brien L. Straker 1% 62% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Browne Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- O TEX L. Parrish L. Straker -2% 60% Wilkerson Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- MIN K. Hrbek B. Witt -4% 56% Single to LF (Fly Ball to LF Line)
t2 0-1 0 1-- O MIN T. Brunansky B. Witt 4% 60% Popfly: SS
t2 0-1 1 1-- O MIN R. Smalley B. Witt 3% 63% Strikeout
t2 0-1 2 1-- MIN R. Bush B. Witt -2% 61% Walk; Hrbek to 2B
t2 0-1 2 12- O MIN S. Lombardozzi B. Witt 5% 65% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Les Straker facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- O TEX L. Parrish L. Straker -2% 63% Flyball: RF
b2 1-0 1 --- O TEX P. Incaviglia L. Straker -1% 62% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-0 2 --- O TEX O. McDowell L. Straker -1% 61% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- MIN S. Butera B. Witt -4% 57% Walk
t3 0-1 0 1-- O MIN D. Gladden B. Witt 4% 61% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 0-1 1 1-- MIN A. Newman B. Witt -7% 53% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Gladden to 3B
t3 0-1 1 1-3 R MIN K. Puckett B. Witt -8% 46% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Gladden Scores; Newman to 2B
t3 1-1 1 12- O MIN K. Hrbek B. Witt 7% 53% Newman Picked off 2B (P-SS)
t3 1-1 2 1-- MIN K. Hrbek B. Witt -2% 51% Walk; Puckett to 2B
t3 1-1 2 12- O MIN T. Brunansky B. Witt 5% 56% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Les Straker facing 8-9-1
b3 1-1 0 --- O TEX G. Petralli L. Straker -3% 53% Strikeout
b3 1-1 1 --- TEX T. O'Malley L. Straker 3% 56% Walk
b3 1-1 1 1-- O TEX J. Browne L. Straker -3% 53% Strikeout
b3 1-1 2 1-- TEX C. Wilkerson L. Straker 2% 55% Walk; O'Malley to 2B
b3 1-1 2 12- O TEX R. Sierra L. Straker -5% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 1.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 6-7-8
t4 1-1 0 --- MIN R. Smalley B. Witt -4% 46% Walk
t4 1-1 0 1-- O MIN R. Bush B. Witt 4% 50% Flyball: RF
t4 1-1 1 1-- O MIN S. Lombardozzi B. Witt 4% 53% Strikeout
t4 1-1 2 1-- O MIN S. Butera B. Witt 3% 56% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Les Straker facing 4-5-6
b4 1-1 0 --- O TEX P. O'Brien L. Straker -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b4 1-1 1 --- O TEX L. Parrish L. Straker -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b4 1-1 2 --- TEX P. Incaviglia L. Straker 2% 53% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b4 1-1 2 1-- O TEX O. McDowell L. Straker -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 1.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 1-2-3
t5 1-1 0 --- MIN D. Gladden B. Witt -5% 45% Walk
t5 1-1 0 1-- OO MIN A. Newman B. Witt 10% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t5 1-1 2 --- O MIN K. Puckett B. Witt 2% 57% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Les Straker facing 8-9-1
b5 1-1 0 --- O TEX G. Petralli L. Straker -3% 54% Flyball: LF
b5 1-1 1 --- O TEX T. O'Malley L. Straker -2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-1 2 --- TEX J. Browne L. Straker 2% 53% Walk
b5 1-1 2 1-- O TEX C. Wilkerson L. Straker -3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 1.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 4-5-6
t6 1-1 0 --- MIN K. Hrbek B. Witt -5% 45% Walk
t6 1-1 0 1-- O MIN T. Brunansky B. Witt 5% 50% Flyball: LF
t6 1-1 1 1-- O MIN R. Smalley B. Witt 4% 54% Flyball: CF
t6 1-1 2 1-- O MIN R. Bush B. Witt 4% 58% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Les Straker facing 3-4-5
b6 1-1 0 --- O TEX R. Sierra L. Straker -3% 54% Popfly: SS
b6 1-1 1 --- O TEX P. O'Brien L. Straker -3% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-1 2 --- O TEX L. Parrish L. Straker -2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 1.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 8-9-1
t7 1-1 0 --- O MIN S. Lombardozzi B. Witt 4% 54% Strikeout
t7 1-1 1 --- O MIN S. Butera B. Witt 3% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-1 2 --- MIN D. Gladden B. Witt -2% 55% Walk
t7 1-1 2 1-- O MIN A. Newman B. Witt 4% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Les Straker facing 6-7-8
b7 1-1 0 --- TEX P. Incaviglia L. Straker 10% 70% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b7 1-1 0 -2- TEX O. McDowell L. Straker 9% 79% Single to 2B (Bunt to P's Left); Incaviglia to 3B
b7 1-1 0 1-3 TEX G. Petralli L. Straker 1% 80% McDowell Steals 2B
b7 1-1 0 -23 O TEX G. Petralli L. Straker -7% 73% Strikeout
b7 1-1 1 -23 RO TEX T. O'Malley L. Straker 4% 77% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Incaviglia Scores
b7 2-1 2 -2- TEX J. Browne L. Straker 1% 78% Single; McDowell to 3B
b7 2-1 2 1-3 TEX C. Wilkerson L. Straker 1% 79% Browne Steals 2B
b7 2-1 2 -23 O TEX C. Wilkerson L. Straker -5% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 3-4-5
Bob Brower replaces Pete Incaviglia playing LF batting 6th
t8 1-2 0 --- O MIN K. Puckett B. Witt 6% 79% Strikeout Looking
t8 1-2 1 --- MIN K. Hrbek B. Witt -10% 69% Double to LF (Fly Ball to LF Line)
t8 1-2 1 -2- O MIN T. Brunansky B. Witt 9% 78% Strikeout
t8 1-2 2 -2- O MIN R. Smalley B. Witt 8% 86% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Steve Carlton facing 3-4-5
Steve Carlton replaces Les Straker pitching
b8 2-1 0 --- O TEX R. Sierra S. Carlton -2% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 2-1 1 --- O TEX P. O'Brien S. Carlton -1% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 2-1 2 --- O TEX L. Parrish S. Carlton -1% 83% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 2.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 7-8-9
t9 1-2 0 --- MIN R. Bush B. Witt -12% 71% Walk
Gene Larkin pinch hits for Steve Lombardozzi (2B) batting 8th
t9 1-2 0 1-- O MIN G. Larkin B. Witt 11% 82% Strikeout Looking
Gary Gaetti pinch hits for Sal Butera (C) batting 9th
t9 1-2 1 1-- O MIN G. Gaetti B. Witt 10% 92% Flyball: LF
t9 1-2 2 1-- O MIN D. Gladden B. Witt 8% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 2.

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