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12
Tuesday, September 3, 1996, 7:35
, The Ballpark in Arlington
Attendance: 28,401, Time of Game: 2:59
Twins
7
69-70
 Lost 1 
3rd, 12½ GB
at Rangers
9
78-60
 Won 1 
1st
W: Bobby Witt (14-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  2   0  3  0   0  2  0    7 12  0
Rangers         4  1  2   0  0  1   0  1  X    9  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
Chuck Knoblauch 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .338 .443 .519 .962 20 14 -0.145 1.06 0.000 -0.145 -1.7 2 4
Rich Becker CF 3 1 2 0 2 0 5 .288 .368 .434 .802 24 11 0.113 0.84 0.128 -0.016 1.0 5 1
Paul Molitor DH 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .341 .391 .463 .855 9 6 0.081 1.39 0.158 -0.077 0.5
Todd Walker 3B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .200 .261 .250 .511 29 18 -0.120 1.66 0.060 -0.181 -0.5 2 1
Marty Cordova LF 5 2 3 2 0 0 5 .306 .366 .478 .843 13 11 -0.050 1.12 0.137 -0.186 0.4 0 0 HR,GDP
Scott Stahoviak 1B 3 1 1 3 0 1 3 .294 .392 .476 .869 18 10 0.111 0.68 0.141 -0.030 2.1 3 2 HR
   Ron Coomer PH-1B-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .307 .352 .531 .884 3 2 -0.054 1.81 0.000 -0.054 -0.6 2 1
   Matt Walbeck PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .247 .274 .343 .618 4 3 -0.031 1.14 0.000 -0.031 -0.2
Matt Lawton RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .269 .352 .381 .733 8 4 -0.010 0.54 0.020 -0.031 -0.1 3 1
   Jeff Reboulet PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .298 .253 .550 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Chip Hale PH-1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286 .364 .390 .753 4 4 -0.044 0.79 0.000 -0.044 -0.4 0 0
Pat Meares SS 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .278 .308 .408 .716 15 8 0.058 0.82 0.093 -0.035 1.1 2 1 3B
Greg Myers C 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .298 .333 .449 .782 8 7 -0.020 1.13 0.058 -0.078 -0.4 3 0
Frankie Rodriguez P 0 1
   Jose Parra P 1 0
   Dave Stevens P 1 0
Team Totals 39 7 12 6 4 2 43 .308 .372 .513 .885 155 98 -0.111 1.08 0.795 -0.908 1.3 24 12
3B: P Meares (7, off J Russell).
HR: M Cordova (14, off B Witt, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep RF); S Stahoviak (11, off B Witt, 5th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep CF-RF).
TB: M Cordova 6; P Meares 5; S Stahoviak 4; R Becker 2; G Myers; P Molitor; T Walker.
GIDP: M Cordova (14).
RBI: S Stahoviak 3 (55); M Cordova 2 (99); G Myers (47).
2-out RBI: S Stahoviak 3; M Cordova 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: M Lawton (M Tettleton at 3rd base); R Becker (M McLemore at 3rd base).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Darryl Hamilton CF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .301 .358 .387 .745 22 9 0.058 0.49 0.074 -0.016 0.9 3 0 2B
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .313 .353 .504 .857 13 10 -0.054 0.54 0.000 -0.054 -1.2 2 0
Rusty Greer LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .331 .399 .525 .925 13 5 -0.006 0.62 0.032 -0.038 -0.5 3 0
Juan Gonzalez RF 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .329 .388 .678 1.066 10 7 -0.069 0.75 0.000 -0.069 -1.1 3 0
Will Clark 1B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .287 .377 .434 .811 14 8 0.082 0.77 0.102 -0.021 1.0 9 0
Dean Palmer 3B 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .284 .359 .538 .896 13 9 -0.008 0.79 0.032 -0.040 -0.2 2 3
Mickey Tettleton DH 3 2 3 4 1 0 4 .247 .370 .446 .816 17 7 0.291 1.03 0.291 0.000 4.0 HR,2B
   Damon Buford PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .336 .444 .780 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Mark McLemore 2B 3 1 2 3 0 0 4 .296 .396 .386 .782 11 7 0.119 0.71 0.127 -0.008 1.8 2 4 2B,SF
Kevin Elster SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 .255 .319 .477 .796 16 8 -0.023 0.38 0.005 -0.028 -0.8 3 2 SH
Bobby Witt P 0 0
   Kevin Gross P 0 0
   Mike Stanton P 0 0
   Jeff Russell P 0 0
   Mike Henneman P 0 0
Team Totals 29 9 9 9 5 3 36 .310 .400 .517 .917 129 70 0.390 0.68 0.663 -0.274 3.9 27 9
2B: M Tettleton (24, off F Rodriguez); D Hamilton (28, off F Rodriguez); M McLemore (22, off F Rodriguez).
HR: M Tettleton (19, off J Parra, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep CF-RF).
SF: M McLemore (5, off D Stevens).
SH: K Elster (14, off F Rodriguez).
TB: M Tettleton 7; M McLemore 3; W Clark 2; D Hamilton 2; D Palmer.
RBI: M Tettleton 4 (72); M McLemore 3 (41); D Hamilton (44); W Clark (61).
2-out RBI: M Tettleton 3; M McLemore 2; W Clark.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 5 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Elster-M McLemore-W Clark.
E: K Elster (13).

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
Frankie Rodriguez, L (13-11) 3 6 7 7 4 2 0 5.07 17 64 34 19 5 10 6 5 4 0 17 -0.366 0.91 -5.1
Jose Parra 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 6.12 11 43 23 15 2 6 2 7 2 0 0 0 0.013 0.38 0.9
Dave Stevens 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.27 8 22 13 10 0 3 3 5 2 0 0 0 -0.036 0.60 0.3
Team Totals 8 9 9 9 5 3 1 10.12 36 129 70 44 7 19 11 17 8 0 17 0 0 -0.389 0.68 -3.9

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
Bobby Witt, W (14-9) 5 8 5 5 3 2 2 5.59 25 94 59 39 8 12 7 13 8 0 30 -0.058 0.80 -1.8
Kevin Gross, H (2) 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.36 7 24 16 10 2 4 1 6 4 0 0 0 0.080 1.10 0.7
Mike Stanton, H (19) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.72 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.054 1.81 0.6
Jeff Russell, H (18) 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 3.75 7 26 14 11 0 3 1 5 3 0 0 0 -0.058 1.91 -1.4
Mike Henneman, S (27) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.57 3 8 7 4 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.093 1.13 0.6
Team Totals 9 12 7 6 4 2 2 6.00 43 155 98 66 11 21 12 25 15 0 30 2 0 0.111 1.08 -1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins, 1B - Tim Welke, 2B - Joe Brinkman, 3B - Ken Kaiser.
Time of Game: 2:59.
Attendance: 28,401.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 82° F, Wind 9mph in from Leftfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 1-0 2 123 5,(2-2)  RRRO TEX M. Tettleton F. Rodriguez 16% 81% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Gonzalez Scores; Clark Scores; Palmer Scores; Tettleton out at 3B/RF-2B-3B
t5 2-7 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  RRR MIN S. Stahoviak B. Witt -14% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Walker Scores; Cordova Scores; Stahoviak Scores
t1 0-0 1 123 2,(0-1)  OO MIN M. Cordova B. Witt 14% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t8 6-8 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R MIN P. Molitor J. Russell -13% 73% Reached on E6 (Pop Fly to Short LF Line); Myers Scores/unER/No RBI; Becker to 3B; Molitor to 1B
t8 7-8 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  O MIN T. Walker J. Russell 13% 85% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)

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 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN C. Knoblauch B. Witt 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN R. Becker B. Witt -2% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN P. Molitor B. Witt -3% 47% Single to RF (Line Drive); Becker to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 9,(3-2)  MIN T. Walker B. Witt -5% 41% Walk; Becker to 3B; Molitor to 2B
t1 0-0 1 123 2,(0-1)  OO MIN M. Cordova B. Witt 14% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX D. Hamilton F. Rodriguez 3% 59% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O TEX I. Rodriguez F. Rodriguez -3% 55% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  TEX R. Greer F. Rodriguez 3% 59% Walk; Hamilton to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O TEX J. Gonzalez F. Rodriguez -4% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Hamilton to 3B; Gonzalez to 1B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R TEX W. Clark F. Rodriguez 8% 63% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole); Hamilton Scores; Gonzalez to 2B
b1 1-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  TEX D. Palmer F. Rodriguez 2% 65% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Gonzalez to 3B; Clark to 2B
b1 1-0 2 123 5,(2-2)  RRRO TEX M. Tettleton F. Rodriguez 16% 81% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Gonzalez Scores; Clark Scores; Palmer Scores; Tettleton out at 3B/RF-2B-3B
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 4.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 6-7-8
t2 0-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN S. Stahoviak B. Witt 2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Lawton B. Witt -2% 81% Walk
t2 0-4 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN P. Meares B. Witt -3% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive); Lawton to 2B
t2 0-4 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O MIN G. Myers B. Witt 4% 82% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-4 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O MIN C. Knoblauch B. Witt 3% 86% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
b2 4-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX M. McLemore F. Rodriguez 1% 87% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 4-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O TEX K. Elster F. Rodriguez -1% 86% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); McLemore to 2B
b2 4-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  R TEX D. Hamilton F. Rodriguez 4% 90% Double to LF (Fly Ball); McLemore Scores
b2 5-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O TEX I. Rodriguez F. Rodriguez -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B); Hamilton to 3B
b2 5-0 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O TEX R. Greer F. Rodriguez -1% 88% Lineout: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 5.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 2-3-4
t3 0-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN R. Becker B. Witt -2% 86% Walk
t3 0-5 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN P. Molitor B. Witt 2% 88% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
t3 0-5 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O MIN T. Walker B. Witt 2% 90% Lineout: SS
t3 0-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  RR MIN M. Cordova B. Witt -9% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Becker Scores; Cordova Scores
t3 2-5 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN S. Stahoviak B. Witt 1% 82% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-2, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
b3 5-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX J. Gonzalez F. Rodriguez -1% 80% Strikeout Looking
b3 5-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX W. Clark F. Rodriguez -1% 79% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b3 5-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  TEX D. Palmer F. Rodriguez 1% 80% Walk
b3 5-2 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  TEX M. Tettleton F. Rodriguez 1% 81% Walk; Palmer to 2B
b3 5-2 2 12- 4,(2-1)  RRO TEX M. McLemore F. Rodriguez 9% 90% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Palmer Scores; Tettleton Scores; McLemore out at 3B/CF-2B-3B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 7.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-7, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 7-8-9
t4 2-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Lawton B. Witt 2% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 2-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN P. Meares B. Witt -2% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t4 2-7 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Myers B. Witt 2% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Meares to 2B
t4 2-7 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O MIN C. Knoblauch B. Witt 2% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 7.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 7-2, Twins' Jose Parra facing 9-1-2
Jose Parra replaces Frankie Rodriguez pitching
b4 7-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX K. Elster J. Parra -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b4 7-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX D. Hamilton J. Parra -0% 92% Flyball: CF
b4 7-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX I. Rodriguez J. Parra -0% 92% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 7.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-7, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 2-3-4
t5 2-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN R. Becker B. Witt 2% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN P. Molitor B. Witt 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-7 2 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN T. Walker B. Witt -1% 94% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t5 2-7 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN M. Cordova B. Witt -1% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Walker to 3B
t5 2-7 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  RRR MIN S. Stahoviak B. Witt -14% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Walker Scores; Cordova Scores; Stahoviak Scores
t5 5-7 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Lawton B. Witt 1% 79% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 7-5, Twins' Jose Parra facing 3-4-5
b5 7-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O TEX R. Greer J. Parra -2% 77% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b5 7-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX J. Gonzalez J. Parra -1% 76% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b5 7-5 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O TEX W. Clark J. Parra -1% 75% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 7.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-7, Rangers' Kevin Gross facing 8-9-1
Kevin Gross replaces Bobby Witt pitching
t6 5-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN P. Meares K. Gross 3% 79% Lineout: CF
t6 5-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN G. Myers K. Gross 2% 81% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
t6 5-7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN C. Knoblauch K. Gross 2% 83% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 7-5, Twins' Jose Parra facing 6-7-8
b6 7-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX D. Palmer J. Parra -2% 81% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b6 7-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  R TEX M. Tettleton J. Parra 7% 88% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Tettleton Scores
b6 8-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX M. McLemore J. Parra -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 8-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  TEX K. Elster J. Parra 1% 88% Walk
b6 8-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O TEX D. Hamilton J. Parra -1% 87% Lineout: SS (Deep SS-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 8.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-8, Rangers' Kevin Gross facing 2-3-4
t7 5-8 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN R. Becker K. Gross -4% 83% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B)
t7 5-8 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN P. Molitor K. Gross 4% 87% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
t7 5-8 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Walker K. Gross 4% 90% Popfly: SS
t7 5-8 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN M. Cordova K. Gross -3% 87% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Becker to 3B
Mike Stanton replaces Kevin Gross pitching
Ron Coomer pinch hits for Scott Stahoviak (1B) batting 6th
t7 5-8 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O MIN R. Coomer M. Stanton 5% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 8-5, Twins' Dave Stevens facing 2-3-4
Dave Stevens replaces Jose Parra pitching
Ron Coomer moves from PH to 1B
b7 8-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX I. Rodriguez D. Stevens -1% 92% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 8-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX R. Greer D. Stevens -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b7 8-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX J. Gonzalez D. Stevens -0% 91% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 8.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-8, Rangers' Jeff Russell facing 7-8-9
Jeff Russell replaces Mike Stanton pitching
Jeff Reboulet pinch hits for Matt Lawton (RF) batting 7th
Chip Hale pinch hits for Jeff Reboulet batting 7th
t8 5-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN C. Hale J. Russell 3% 94% Lineout: RF
t8 5-8 1 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN P. Meares J. Russell -5% 89% Triple to CF (Line Drive)
t8 5-8 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R MIN G. Myers J. Russell -6% 83% Single to RF (Line Drive); Meares Scores
t8 6-8 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN C. Knoblauch J. Russell 5% 89% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
t8 6-8 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN R. Becker J. Russell -4% 85% Walk; Myers to 2B
t8 6-8 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R MIN P. Molitor J. Russell -13% 73% Reached on E6 (Pop Fly to Short LF Line); Myers Scores/unER/No RBI; Becker to 3B; Molitor to 1B
t8 7-8 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  O MIN T. Walker J. Russell 13% 85% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 7, Rangers 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 8-7, Twins' Dave Stevens facing 5-6-7
Chip Hale moves from PH to 1B
Ron Coomer moves from 1B to RF
b8 8-7 0 --- 4,(3-0)  TEX W. Clark D. Stevens 2% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b8 8-7 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O TEX D. Palmer D. Stevens -2% 85% Lineout: RF
b8 8-7 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  TEX M. Tettleton D. Stevens 4% 90% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Clark to 3B
Damon Buford pinch runs for Mickey Tettleton (DH) batting 7th
b8 8-7 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO TEX M. McLemore D. Stevens 3% 92% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Clark Scores; Buford to 2B
b8 9-7 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O TEX K. Elster D. Stevens -1% 91% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 7, Rangers 9.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 7-9, Rangers' Mike Henneman facing 5-6-7
Mike Henneman replaces Jeff Russell pitching
t9 7-9 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Cordova M. Henneman 5% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
Matt Walbeck pinch hits for Ron Coomer (RF) batting 6th
t9 7-9 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Walbeck M. Henneman 3% 98% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t9 7-9 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN C. Hale M. Henneman 2% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 7, Rangers 9.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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