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Scores
Standings
SEA
@BAL
2
7
CAL
@BOS
4
12
DET
@CHW
3
1
CLE
@KCR
8
7
 
(10)
TOR
@MIL
1
7
OAK
@NYY
0
2
MIN
@TEX
15
5
MIN
@TEX
4
2
CHC
@CIN
5
1
NYM
@LAD
5
2
ATL
@PIT
6
4
PHI
@SDP
2
9
MON
@SFG
2
7
HOU
@STL
2
1
Sunday, May 22, 1988, 2:08
, Arlington Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 3:04
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Twins
15
17-22
 Won 1 
4th, 10 GB
at Rangers
5
21-19
 Lost 1 
2nd, 7½ GB
W: Les Straker (2-2)
L: Charlie Hough (4-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  3  0   1  1  3   7  0  0   15 16  0
Rangers         1  1  0   0  0  0   2  0  1    5 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
John Moses LF 5 1 1 0 1 0 6 .207 .324 .310 .634 17 8 -0.055 0.50 0.006 -0.061 -0.0 3 0
Tom Herr 2B-SS 6 1 1 1 0 0 6 .275 .372 .338 .710 17 14 0.010 0.41 0.041 -0.031 -0.5 1 5 2B
Kirby Puckett CF 5 1 3 3 0 1 5 .329 .347 .506 .853 20 12 0.093 0.42 0.103 -0.010 3.5 2 0 2B
   Steve Lombardozzi 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .159 .229 .250 .479 2 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 1
Kent Hrbek 1B 5 1 0 0 1 0 6 .298 .367 .596 .963 19 11 -0.066 0.43 0.000 -0.066 -1.2 9 2
Gary Gaetti 3B 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .270 .329 .486 .816 17 11 -0.050 0.42 0.002 -0.052 0.8 1 1
   Greg Gagne CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .233 .314 .547 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Randy Bush RF 2 4 2 0 2 0 4 .288 .436 .500 .936 19 9 0.084 0.61 0.084 0.000 1.6 0 0 SB
   Mark Davidson PH-RF 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .313 .353 .563 .915 3 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 1.2 1 0 2B
Gene Larkin DH 5 2 1 1 0 1 5 .267 .350 .392 .742 17 12 0.063 0.66 0.113 -0.051 1.2 2B
Tim Laudner C 4 2 3 4 0 0 5 .280 .333 .484 .817 21 14 0.332 0.60 0.332 0.000 3.0 5 1 HR,2B,SF
Al Newman SS-3B 5 2 2 2 0 0 5 .194 .265 .194 .458 12 7 0.008 0.35 0.035 -0.027 1.1 3 2
Les Straker P 0 0
   Mark Portugal P 0 0
Team Totals 44 15 16 13 4 2 49 .364 .408 .545 .954 164 101 0.419 0.47 0.716 -0.298 10.5 27 12
2B: G Larkin (12, off C Hough); T Herr (3, off C Hough); T Laudner (7, off C Hough); K Puckett (13, off T Fossas); M Davidson (5, off T Fossas).
HR: T Laudner (4, off C Hough, 2nd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: T Laudner (1, off J Cecena).
TB: T Laudner 7; K Puckett 4; T Herr 2; A Newman 2; R Bush 2; G Larkin 2; G Gaetti 2; M Davidson 2; J Moses.
RBI: T Laudner 4 (14); K Puckett 3 (26); A Newman 2 (3); G Larkin (19); T Herr (7); M Davidson (4); G Gaetti (22).
2-out RBI: T Laudner 3; K Puckett 2; G Larkin; G Gaetti; M Davidson.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 9 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 3. G Gaetti-T Herr-K Hrbek; K Hrbek-A Newman-K Hrbek; T Herr-A Newman-K Hrbek.
Baserunning
SB: R Bush (4, 2nd base off C Hough/G Petralli).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Oddibe McDowell CF 3 3 1 1 2 0 5 .208 .284 .317 .600 23 9 0.024 0.83 0.086 -0.062 1.6 2 0 HR
Scott Fletcher SS 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .246 .303 .282 .585 14 7 0.082 0.80 0.099 -0.017 1.5 2 3
   Bob Brower PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .389 .323 .711 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 0.5
   Mike Stanley 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .244 .344 .333 .677 3 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 0
Ruben Sierra RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .246 .308 .410 .718 8 6 0.034 1.34 0.068 -0.034 0.2 1 0
   Jim Steels PH-RF 2 0 1 2 0 0 2 .278 .263 .333 .596 3 2 -0.001 -.01 0.000 -0.001 1.2 1 0
Pete Incaviglia LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .248 .342 .534 .876 8 5 -0.143 1.23 0.014 -0.156 -1.1 3 0 GDP
   Cecil Espy PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267 .277 .356 .632 4 3 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.8 2 0
Pete O'Brien 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .298 .383 .482 .865 7 2 -0.039 1.07 0.015 -0.055 -1.0 10 1 GDP,IW
   Jerry Browne PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .204 .281 .213 .494 3 3 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.6 1 2
Larry Parrish DH 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .226 .274 .391 .665 16 9 -0.014 0.80 0.046 -0.060 -0.1 2B
Geno Petralli C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .213 .273 .328 .601 9 6 -0.118 0.76 0.000 -0.118 -1.5 2 0 GDP
Steve Buechele 3B 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .309 .388 .537 .925 4 4 -0.006 0.61 0.013 -0.020 -0.0 0 1
   Steve Kemp PH-LF 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 .229 .263 .229 .492 8 4 0.001 0.01 0.001 0.000 0.3 1 0
Curt Wilkerson 2B-SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .327 .377 .429 .806 12 8 0.100 0.34 0.113 -0.013 0.6 1 2 2B
Charlie Hough P 0 1
   Jose Cecena P 0 0
   Tony Fossas P 0 0
   Dale Mohorcic P 0 0
   Mitch Williams P 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 10 4 5 6 39 .294 .385 .441 .826 122 69 -0.081 0.68 0.455 -0.537 0.5 27 10
2B: C Wilkerson (1, off L Straker); L Parrish (4, off L Straker).
HR: O McDowell (3, off M Portugal, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
IBB: P O'Brien (4, by L Straker).
TB: O McDowell 4; L Parrish 3; C Wilkerson 2; S Fletcher 2; S Buechele; J Steels; R Sierra; P Incaviglia.
GIDP: P Incaviglia (3); G Petralli (6); P O'Brien (5).
RBI: J Steels 2 (5); C Wilkerson (6); O McDowell (10).
2-out RBI: C Wilkerson.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
E: S Buechele (4); P O'Brien (3).

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
Les Straker, W (2-2) 6.1 9 4 4 5 3 0 3.86 30 95 49 31 6 12 12 10 5 0 37 0.080 0.90 -1.4
Mark Portugal 2.2 1 1 1 0 3 1 6.75 9 27 20 12 6 2 1 4 1 1 2 0 0.001 0.01 0.9
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 5 6 1 5.00 39 122 69 43 12 14 13 14 6 1 37 2 0 0.081 0.68 -0.5

Texas Rangers

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
Charlie Hough, L (4-6) 5.1 9 8 7 3 2 1 4.11 28 98 58 35 6 17 12 10 5 1 19 -0.381 0.74 -4.6
Jose Cecena 1 3 4 2 0 0 0 3.24 8 29 21 13 4 4 4 4 2 0 3 2 -0.036 0.18 -3.5
Tony Fossas 0.1 4 3 3 1 0 0 9.00 6 18 9 8 0 1 1 4 3 0 1 1 -0.001 0.01 -4.1
Dale Mohorcic 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.52 4 12 9 5 3 1 2 2 1 0 2 0 0.000 0.00 1.1
Mitch Williams 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.86 3 7 4 4 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 16 15 9 4 2 1 9.00 49 164 101 65 13 23 20 22 12 1 19 6 3 -0.418 0.47 -10.5
Balks: L Straker (3); C Hough (6).
WP: M Portugal (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: L Straker (1; P O'Brien).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Vic Voltaggio, 2B - Dale Scott, 3B - Al Clark.
Time of Game: 3:04.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 69° F.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 1-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  RR MIN T. Laudner C. Hough 19% 67% Home Run; Larkin Scores
b3 2-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO TEX P. Incaviglia L. Straker 13% 58% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole); Fletcher to 3B
b2 1-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R TEX C. Wilkerson L. Straker -11% 58% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Buechele Scores
t2 0-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R MIN G. Larkin C. Hough 11% 48% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Bush Scores
t4 3-2 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  R MIN T. Laudner C. Hough 10% 71% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Bush 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, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Moses C. Hough -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Herr C. Hough -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN K. Puckett C. Hough -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
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 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX O. McDowell L. Straker -4% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  TEX S. Fletcher L. Straker -5% 36% Walk; McDowell to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O TEX R. Sierra L. Straker 2% 39% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B); McDowell to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  R TEX P. Incaviglia L. Straker -5% 34% Balk; McDowell Scores; Sierra to 2B
b1 1-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O TEX P. Incaviglia L. Straker 3% 37% Lineout: LF
b1 1-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O TEX P. O'Brien L. Straker 3% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN K. Hrbek C. Hough -2% 37% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN G. Gaetti C. Hough -2% 35% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN R. Bush C. Hough 1% 37% Walk
t2 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN G. Larkin C. Hough 1% 38% Bush Steals 2B
t2 0-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R MIN G. Larkin C. Hough 11% 48% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Bush Scores
t2 1-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  RR MIN T. Laudner C. Hough 19% 67% Home Run; Larkin Scores
t2 3-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN A. Newman C. Hough -1% 66% Groundout: 1B unassisted
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Les Straker facing 6-7-8
b2 1-3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  TEX L. Parrish L. Straker -4% 62% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b2 1-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO TEX G. Petralli L. Straker 8% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b2 1-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  TEX S. Buechele L. Straker -1% 69% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b2 1-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R TEX C. Wilkerson L. Straker -11% 58% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Buechele Scores
b2 2-3 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O TEX O. McDowell L. Straker 4% 61% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 2.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 1-2-3
t3 3-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN J. Moses C. Hough -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 3-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN T. Herr C. Hough -2% 58% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t3 3-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN K. Puckett C. Hough 1% 59% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t3 3-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN K. Hrbek C. Hough -2% 57% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Les Straker facing 2-3-4
b3 2-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX S. Fletcher L. Straker -4% 52% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS)
b3 2-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  TEX R. Sierra L. Straker -7% 45% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Fletcher to 2B
b3 2-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO TEX P. Incaviglia L. Straker 13% 58% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole); Fletcher to 3B
b3 2-3 2 --3 4,(3-0)  TEX P. O'Brien L. Straker -2% 57% Intentional Walk
b3 2-3 2 1-3 8,(3-2)  O TEX L. Parrish L. Straker 6% 63% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 2.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 5-6-7
t4 3-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN G. Gaetti C. Hough -2% 60% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t4 3-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN R. Bush C. Hough 2% 63% Walk
t4 3-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN G. Larkin C. Hough 2% 65% Balk; Bush to 2B
t4 3-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN G. Larkin C. Hough -4% 61% Strikeout Swinging
t4 3-2 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  R MIN T. Laudner C. Hough 10% 71% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Bush Scores
t4 4-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN A. Newman C. Hough -2% 69% Lineout: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Les Straker facing 7-8-9
b4 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX G. Petralli L. Straker 3% 72% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 2-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX S. Buechele L. Straker 2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b4 2-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX C. Wilkerson L. Straker 1% 76% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Rangers 2.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 1-2-3
t5 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Moses C. Hough -2% 74% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t5 4-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN T. Herr C. Hough 3% 77% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t5 4-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R MIN K. Puckett C. Hough 7% 84% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Herr Scores
t5 5-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN K. Hrbek C. Hough -2% 83% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B-C Foul)
t5 5-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN G. Gaetti C. Hough -1% 81% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Les Straker facing 1-2-3
b5 2-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX O. McDowell L. Straker 3% 84% Flyball: CF
b5 2-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX S. Fletcher L. Straker 2% 86% Foul Popfly: 3B (LF Foul)
b5 2-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX R. Sierra L. Straker 1% 87% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 2.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 6-7-8
t6 5-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  MIN R. Bush C. Hough 2% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t6 5-2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O MIN G. Larkin C. Hough -2% 87% Lineout: RF
t6 5-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN T. Laudner C. Hough 4% 91% Double to LF (Line Drive); Bush to 3B
t6 5-2 1 -23 1,(0-0)  R MIN A. Newman C. Hough 3% 94% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Bush Scores; Laudner to 3B
t6 6-2 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Moses C. Hough 1% 95% Walk; Newman to 2B
Jose Cecena replaces Charlie Hough pitching
t6 6-2 1 123 2,(0-1)  RO MIN T. Herr J. Cecena 1% 96% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Laudner Scores; Newman to 3B
t6 7-2 2 1-3 6,(2-2)  R MIN K. Puckett J. Cecena 2% 97% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Newman Scores/No RBI/unER; Herr to 2B; Puckett to 1B
t6 8-2 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O MIN K. Hrbek J. Cecena -0% 97% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 8, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-8, Twins' Les Straker facing 4-5-6
b6 2-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX P. Incaviglia L. Straker -1% 96% Single to SS (Line Drive)
b6 2-8 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO TEX P. O'Brien L. Straker 3% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
b6 2-8 2 --- 2,(1-0)  TEX L. Parrish L. Straker -1% 98% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b6 2-8 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O TEX G. Petralli L. Straker 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 8, Rangers 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 8-2, Rangers' Jose Cecena facing 5-6-7
t7 8-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN G. Gaetti J. Cecena 0% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t7 8-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  MIN R. Bush J. Cecena 0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive); Gaetti to 2B
t7 8-2 0 12- 4,(1-2)  R MIN G. Larkin J. Cecena 1% 100% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball to Deep 1B); Gaetti Scores; Bush to 3B; Larkin to 2B
t7 9-2 0 -23 3,(0-2)  RO MIN T. Laudner J. Cecena 0% 100% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Bush Scores
t7 10-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R MIN A. Newman J. Cecena 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive); Larkin Scores/unER
Tony Fossas replaces Jose Cecena pitching
t7 11-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Moses T. Fossas 0% 100% Single to LF (Pop Fly to Short LF); Newman to 2B
t7 11-2 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O MIN T. Herr T. Fossas -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Newman to 3B; Moses to 2B
t7 11-2 2 -23 3,(2-0)  RR MIN K. Puckett T. Fossas 0% 100% Double to RF (Line Drive); Newman Scores/unER; Moses Scores/Team unER
t7 13-2 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  MIN K. Hrbek T. Fossas 0% 100% Walk
t7 13-2 2 12- 3,(2-0)  R MIN G. Gaetti T. Fossas 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive); Puckett Scores/Team unER; Hrbek to 2B
Mark Davidson pinch hits for Randy Bush (RF) batting 6th
t7 14-2 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R MIN M. Davidson T. Fossas 0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Hrbek Scores/Team unER; Gaetti to 3B
Dale Mohorcic replaces Tony Fossas pitching
t7 15-2 2 -23 4,(0-2)  O MIN G. Larkin D. Mohorcic 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
7 runs, 7 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 15, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-15, Twins' Les Straker facing 8-9-1
Steve Lombardozzi replaces Kirby Puckett (CF) playing 2B batting 3rd
Al Newman moves from SS to 3B
Tom Herr moves from 2B to SS
Greg Gagne replaces Gary Gaetti (3B) playing CF batting 5th
Mark Davidson moves from PH to RF
Steve Kemp pinch hits for Steve Buechele (3B) batting 8th
b7 2-15 0 --- 4,(3-0)  TEX S. Kemp L. Straker -0% 100% Walk
b7 2-15 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O TEX C. Wilkerson L. Straker 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Kemp to 2B
b7 2-15 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  TEX O. McDowell L. Straker -0% 100% Walk
b7 2-15 1 12- 3,(1-1)  TEX S. Fletcher L. Straker -0% 100% Single to 3B (Bunt); Kemp to 3B; McDowell to 2B
Jim Steels pinch hits for Ruben Sierra (RF) batting 3rd
Bob Brower pinch runs for Scott Fletcher (SS) batting 2nd
b7 2-15 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR TEX J. Steels L. Straker 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive); Kemp Scores; McDowell Scores; Brower to 2B
Mark Portugal replaces Les Straker pitching
Cecil Espy pinch hits for Pete Incaviglia (LF) batting 4th
b7 4-15 1 12- 3,(0-2)  TEX C. Espy M. Portugal -0% 100% Wild Pitch; Brower to 3B; Steels to 2B
b7 4-15 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O TEX C. Espy M. Portugal 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
Jerry Browne pinch hits for Pete O'Brien (1B) batting 5th
b7 4-15 2 -23 3,(0-2)  O TEX J. Browne M. Portugal 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 15, Rangers 4.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 15-4, Rangers' Dale Mohorcic facing 8-9-1
Cecil Espy moves from PH to 1B
Jerry Browne moves from PH to 2B
Mike Stanley replaces Bob Brower (PR) playing 3B batting 2nd
Curt Wilkerson moves from 2B to SS
Steve Kemp moves from PH to LF
Jim Steels moves from PH to RF
t8 15-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Laudner D. Mohorcic 0% 100% Lineout: 3B
t8 15-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN A. Newman D. Mohorcic 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 15-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Moses D. Mohorcic 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 15, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 4-15, Twins' Mark Portugal facing 6-7-8
b8 4-15 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX L. Parrish M. Portugal 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 4-15 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX G. Petralli M. Portugal 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 4-15 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O TEX S. Kemp M. Portugal 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 15, Rangers 4.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 15-4, Rangers' Mitch Williams facing 2-3-4
Mitch Williams replaces Dale Mohorcic pitching
t9 15-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Herr M. Williams 0% 100% Popfly: 2B (Short RF Line)
t9 15-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN S. Lombardozzi M. Williams 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 15-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN K. Hrbek M. Williams 0% 100% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 15, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 4-15, Twins' Mark Portugal facing 9-1-2
b9 4-15 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX C. Wilkerson M. Portugal 0% 100% Flyball: LF
b9 4-15 1 --- 7,(3-2)  R TEX O. McDowell M. Portugal 0% 100% Home Run
b9 5-15 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O TEX M. Stanley M. Portugal 0% 100% Popfly: CF (Short CF)
b9 5-15 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX J. Steels M. Portugal 0% 100% Lineout: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 15, Rangers 5.

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