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Friday, September 4, 1998, 7:04
, The Ballpark in Arlington
Attendance: 25,580, Time of Game: 2:38
Twins
3
62-78
 Lost 1 
4th, 16 GB
at Rangers
9
75-65
 Won 2 
2nd, 1½ GB
W: Aaron Sele (17-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  1  0   2  0  0    3  9  2
Rangers         0  0  5   1  0  2   0  1  X    9 12  2

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Otis Nixon CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .283 .354 .322 .676 16 10 -0.002 0.57 0.042 -0.043 -0.7 3 0
Matt Lawton RF 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .286 .390 .489 .878 23 13 0.079 0.63 0.107 -0.029 0.3 3 0
Paul Molitor DH 4 0 2 3 0 0 4 .275 .328 .359 .687 12 8 -0.013 0.78 0.049 -0.062 1.9
David Ortiz 1B 3 0 0 0 1 3 4 .265 .368 .441 .809 18 11 -0.058 0.96 0.011 -0.069 -1.2 9 1 IW
Marty Cordova LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .264 .342 .395 .737 16 10 -0.173 0.87 0.000 -0.173 -2.4 1 0 GDP
Todd Walker 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .320 .372 .480 .852 14 10 -0.044 0.41 0.000 -0.044 -0.8 0 2
Terry Steinbach C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .245 .314 .403 .717 6 4 -0.029 0.32 0.003 -0.032 -0.4 5 0
Brent Gates 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .252 .331 .316 .648 14 8 0.017 0.26 0.029 -0.012 0.2 1 2 2B
Pat Meares SS 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .267 .303 .377 .680 10 7 -0.012 0.41 0.022 -0.034 0.9 1 2 2B
Frankie Rodriguez P 0 0
   Travis Baptist P 1 0
   Todd Ritchie P 0 0
Team Totals 36 3 9 3 2 5 38 .250 .289 .306 .595 129 81 -0.235 0.58 0.263 -0.498 -2.3 24 7
2B: B Gates (13, off A Sele); P Meares (23, off A Sele).
IBB: D Ortiz (3, by A Sele).
TB: P Meares 3; B Gates 3; P Molitor 2; O Nixon 2; T Steinbach.
GIDP: M Cordova (14).
RBI: P Molitor 3 (58).
2-out RBI: P Molitor 3.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Meares-D Ortiz.
E: T Walker (12); F Rodriguez (1).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tom Goodwin CF 4 2 1 0 1 1 5 .287 .377 .325 .702 19 12 0.009 0.36 0.037 -0.028 0.0 3 0
Mark McLemore 2B 4 2 2 0 1 2 5 .260 .380 .326 .707 26 15 0.034 0.46 0.051 -0.017 0.7 1 3
Rusty Greer LF 2 3 1 1 2 0 5 .306 .396 .448 .845 25 11 0.084 0.60 0.084 0.000 1.6 3 0 SF
Juan Gonzalez RF 4 1 2 2 0 0 5 .308 .356 .615 .971 11 7 0.113 0.77 0.142 -0.029 2.2 2 0 2B,HBP
Will Clark 1B 5 1 3 4 0 1 5 .308 .388 .518 .906 16 13 0.151 0.70 0.158 -0.007 2.8 9 3 2B
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .322 .358 .504 .862 19 10 0.028 0.54 0.053 -0.025 -0.4 5 0 IW
Lee Stevens DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .257 .315 .486 .801 13 11 -0.065 0.61 0.044 -0.109 -0.8 3B,GDP
Todd Zeile 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .271 .342 .426 .768 10 7 -0.048 0.47 0.004 -0.052 -0.8 0 1 2B
Royce Clayton SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .244 .310 .350 .659 12 8 -0.040 0.38 0.000 -0.040 -1.1 1 2
Aaron Sele P 2 0
   Tim Crabtree P 1 0
   Greg Cadaret P 0 0
Team Totals 35 9 12 8 5 5 42 .343 .429 .486 .914 151 94 0.266 0.55 0.573 -0.307 4.3 27 9
2B: T Zeile (27, off T Baptist); W Clark (35, off T Baptist); J Gonzalez (39, off T Ritchie).
3B: L Stevens (3, off F Rodriguez).
SF: R Greer (5, off T Baptist).
IBB: I Rodriguez (4, by T Baptist).
HBP: J Gonzalez (6, by F Rodriguez).
TB: W Clark 4; L Stevens 3; J Gonzalez 3; M McLemore 2; T Zeile 2; R Greer; T Goodwin; I Rodriguez.
GIDP: L Stevens (6).
RBI: W Clark 4 (94); J Gonzalez 2 (146); L Stevens (49); R Greer (92).
2-out RBI: W Clark 2; L Stevens.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Clayton-M McLemore-W Clark; W Clark.
E: M McLemore 2 (15).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: W Clark (1st base by F Rodriguez).

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 (4-4) 3.1 7 6 6 3 1 0 6.02 20 68 42 27 3 12 4 11 7 0 20 -0.257 0.98 -3.9
Travis Baptist 2.2 4 2 2 2 2 0 7.52 14 50 30 17 9 4 2 8 4 0 2 1 -0.011 0.16 -0.6
Todd Ritchie 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 7.94 8 33 22 17 2 3 3 3 2 0 0 0 0.002 0.04 0.2
Team Totals 8 12 9 8 5 5 0 9.00 42 151 94 61 14 19 9 22 13 0 20 2 1 -0.266 0.55 -4.3

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
Aaron Sele, W (17-10) 7 7 3 1 2 5 0 4.41 31 107 67 36 4 27 13 11 6 0 58 0.215 0.67 1.1
Tim Crabtree 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.04 4 17 10 7 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.016 0.20 0.6
Greg Cadaret 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.92 3 5 4 3 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.003 0.12 0.6
Team Totals 9 9 3 1 2 5 0 1.00 38 129 81 46 6 29 16 15 8 0 58 0 0 0.234 0.58 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: F Rodriguez (5).
HBP: F Rodriguez (3; J Gonzalez).
IBB: A Sele (4; D Ortiz); T Baptist (1; I Rodriguez).
Pickoffs: F Rodriguez (0; W Clark, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Clark, 1B - Jim Joyce, 2B - Jim McKean, 3B - Ed Hickox.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: 25,580.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 102° F, Wind 7mph from Right to Left, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Texas Rangers
1 Otis Nixon CF 1 Tom Goodwin CF
2 Matt Lawton RF 2 Mark McLemore 2B
3 Paul Molitor DH 3 Rusty Greer LF
4 David Ortiz 1B 4 Juan Gonzalez RF
5 Marty Cordova LF 5 Will Clark 1B
6 Todd Walker 2B 6 Ivan Rodriguez C
7 Terry Steinbach C 7 Lee Stevens DH
8 Brent Gates 3B 8 Todd Zeile 3B
9 Pat Meares SS 9 Royce Clayton SS
Frankie Rodriguez P Aaron Sele P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 123 4,(2-1)  OO MIN M. Cordova A. Sele 14% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b2 0-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  OO TEX L. Stevens F. Rodriguez -10% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B); Clark to 3B
b3 1-0 1 123 4,(1-2)  RR TEX W. Clark F. Rodriguez 10% 84% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); McLemore Scores; Greer Scores; Gonzalez to 2B
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN M. Lawton A. Sele -9% 37% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Nixon to 3B; Lawton to 2B
b3 0-0 1 123 2,(0-1)  R TEX J. Gonzalez F. Rodriguez 9% 75% Hit By Pitch; Goodwin Scores; McLemore to 3B; Greer to 2B

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' Aaron Sele facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN O. Nixon A. Sele -3% 47% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN M. Lawton A. Sele -9% 37% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Nixon to 3B; Lawton to 2B
t1 0-0 0 -23 2,(0-1)  O MIN P. Molitor A. Sele 5% 42% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 -23 4,(3-0)  MIN D. Ortiz A. Sele -1% 41% Intentional Walk
t1 0-0 1 123 4,(2-1)  OO MIN M. Cordova A. Sele 14% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 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 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX T. Goodwin F. Rodriguez -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O TEX M. McLemore F. Rodriguez -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX R. Greer F. Rodriguez 1% 52% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O TEX J. Gonzalez F. Rodriguez -2% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Aaron Sele facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN T. Walker A. Sele 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach A. Sele 2% 54% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN B. Gates A. Sele -2% 52% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O MIN P. Meares A. Sele 3% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  TEX W. Clark F. Rodriguez 4% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  TEX I. Rodriguez F. Rodriguez 5% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Clark to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  OO TEX L. Stevens F. Rodriguez -10% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B); Clark to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O TEX T. Zeile F. Rodriguez -4% 50% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Aaron Sele facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN O. Nixon A. Sele 3% 53% Lineout: SS (SS-2B)
t3 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Lawton A. Sele 2% 55% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN P. Molitor A. Sele 1% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX R. Clayton F. Rodriguez -3% 53% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
b3 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  TEX T. Goodwin F. Rodriguez 3% 56% Walk
b3 0-0 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  TEX M. McLemore F. Rodriguez 4% 60% Walk; Goodwin to 2B
b3 0-0 1 12- 4,(3-0)  TEX R. Greer F. Rodriguez 6% 66% Walk; Goodwin to 3B; McLemore to 2B
b3 0-0 1 123 2,(0-1)  R TEX J. Gonzalez F. Rodriguez 9% 75% Hit By Pitch; Goodwin Scores; McLemore to 3B; Greer to 2B
b3 1-0 1 123 4,(1-2)  RR TEX W. Clark F. Rodriguez 10% 84% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); McLemore Scores; Greer Scores; Gonzalez to 2B
b3 3-0 1 12- 4,(0-2)  O TEX I. Rodriguez F. Rodriguez -2% 82% Flyball: RF; Gonzalez to 3B
b3 3-0 2 1-3 4,(0-2)  R TEX L. Stevens F. Rodriguez 5% 87% Clark Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Gonzalez Scores; Clark to 2B
b3 4-0 2 -2- 5,(0-2)  R TEX L. Stevens F. Rodriguez 4% 92% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Clark Scores
b3 5-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O TEX T. Zeile F. Rodriguez -1% 91% Flyball: RF
5 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 5.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Rangers' Aaron Sele facing 4-5-6
t4 0-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz A. Sele 1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN M. Cordova A. Sele 1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Walker A. Sele 1% 94% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-0, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 9-1-2
b4 5-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX R. Clayton F. Rodriguez -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 5-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  TEX T. Goodwin F. Rodriguez 1% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 5-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  TEX M. McLemore F. Rodriguez 0% 94% Wild Pitch; Goodwin to 2B
b4 5-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  TEX M. McLemore F. Rodriguez 1% 95% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B); Goodwin to 3B
Travis Baptist replaces Frankie Rodriguez pitching
b4 5-0 1 1-3 8,(3-2)  RO TEX R. Greer T. Baptist 1% 96% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Goodwin Scores
b4 6-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  TEX J. Gonzalez T. Baptist 0% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive); McLemore to 2B
b4 6-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O TEX W. Clark T. Baptist -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 6.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-6, Rangers' Aaron Sele facing 7-8-9
t5 0-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach A. Sele 1% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 0-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Gates A. Sele 1% 97% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 0-6 2 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN P. Meares A. Sele -1% 96% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t5 0-6 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  MIN O. Nixon A. Sele -1% 96% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Meares to 3B
t5 0-6 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  MIN M. Lawton A. Sele -1% 94% Walk; Nixon to 2B
t5 0-6 2 123 2,(1-0)  R MIN P. Molitor A. Sele -3% 91% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Meares Scores; Nixon to 3B; Lawton to 2B
t5 1-6 2 123 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz A. Sele 5% 95% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 6-1, Twins' Travis Baptist facing 6-7-8
b5 6-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX I. Rodriguez T. Baptist -0% 95% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b5 6-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX L. Stevens T. Baptist -0% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b5 6-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX T. Zeile T. Baptist 0% 95% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
b5 6-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O TEX R. Clayton T. Baptist -1% 94% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 6.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-6, Rangers' Aaron Sele facing 5-6-7
t6 1-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN M. Cordova A. Sele 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Walker A. Sele 1% 96% Lineout: LF
t6 1-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach A. Sele 0% 97% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 6-1, Twins' Travis Baptist facing 1-2-3
b6 6-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX T. Goodwin T. Baptist -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 6-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  TEX M. McLemore T. Baptist 0% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 6-1 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  TEX R. Greer T. Baptist 0% 97% Walk; McLemore to 2B
b6 6-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O TEX J. Gonzalez T. Baptist -1% 97% Flyball: CF
b6 6-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RR TEX W. Clark T. Baptist 2% 99% Double to RF (Line Drive); McLemore Scores; Greer Scores
b6 8-1 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  TEX I. Rodriguez T. Baptist 0% 99% Intentional Walk
b6 8-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O TEX L. Stevens T. Baptist -0% 99% Popfly: 3B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 8.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-8, Rangers' Aaron Sele facing 8-9-1
t7 1-8 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN B. Gates A. Sele -1% 98% Single to C (Ground Ball to Short 1B Line)
t7 1-8 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  MIN P. Meares A. Sele -1% 97% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Gates to 2B
t7 1-8 0 12- 4,(2-1)  O MIN O. Nixon A. Sele 1% 98% Flyball: CF
t7 1-8 1 12- 7,(3-2)  O MIN M. Lawton A. Sele 1% 99% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Gates to 3B; Meares to 2B
t7 1-8 2 -23 6,(3-2)  RR MIN P. Molitor A. Sele -1% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive); Gates Scores/unER; Meares Scores/unER
t7 3-8 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz A. Sele 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 8-3, Twins' Todd Ritchie facing 8-9-1
Todd Ritchie replaces Travis Baptist pitching
b7 8-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX T. Zeile T. Ritchie -0% 98% Lineout: LF
b7 8-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX R. Clayton T. Ritchie -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b7 8-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX T. Goodwin T. Ritchie -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 8.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-8, Rangers' Tim Crabtree facing 5-6-7
Tim Crabtree replaces Aaron Sele pitching
t8 3-8 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN M. Cordova T. Crabtree 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 3-8 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN T. Walker T. Crabtree 0% 99% Flyball: RF
t8 3-8 2 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN T. Steinbach T. Crabtree -0% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t8 3-8 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN B. Gates T. Crabtree 1% 99% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 8-3, Twins' Todd Ritchie facing 2-3-4
b8 8-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX M. McLemore T. Ritchie -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b8 8-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  TEX R. Greer T. Ritchie 0% 99% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Greer to 2B
b8 8-3 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R TEX J. Gonzalez T. Ritchie 0% 100% Double to 3B (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Greer Scores/unER
b8 9-3 1 -2- 4,(0-2)  O TEX W. Clark T. Ritchie -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B; Gonzalez to 3B
b8 9-3 2 --3 7,(3-2)  O TEX I. Rodriguez T. Ritchie -0% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B (1B Foul)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 9.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-9, Rangers' Greg Cadaret facing 9-1-2
Greg Cadaret replaces Tim Crabtree pitching
t9 3-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN P. Meares G. Cadaret -0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 3-9 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN O. Nixon G. Cadaret 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 3-9 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO MIN M. Lawton G. Cadaret 0% 100% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 9.

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  • 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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