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5
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7
Saturday, September 5, 1998, 7:04
, The Ballpark in Arlington
Attendance: 38,581, Time of Game: 2:56
Twins
7
63-78
 Won 1 
4th, 16 GB
at Rangers
4
75-66
 Lost 1 
2nd, 2½ GB
W: Mike Trombley (5-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   2  0  0   0  4  1    7 14  0
Rangers         2  0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0    4 13  0

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 2 4 0 0 1 5 .290 .359 .333 .693 17 10 0.093 0.72 0.117 -0.024 1.1 1 0 3B
Brent Gates 3B 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .254 .332 .321 .653 19 12 0.039 1.16 0.167 -0.128 0.2 0 3 2B
Paul Molitor DH 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .277 .331 .367 .698 15 8 0.099 1.28 0.149 -0.050 1.5 HR
Matt Lawton RF 5 2 2 1 0 0 5 .287 .390 .488 .877 15 8 -0.087 1.67 0.056 -0.143 -0.5 3 0
Ron Coomer 1B 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .274 .297 .407 .704 12 10 0.121 1.54 0.210 -0.089 -0.4 11 0
Todd Walker 2B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .322 .375 .484 .859 13 8 0.129 1.67 0.166 -0.038 1.2 3 5 2B
   Alex Ochoa LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .277 .328 .604 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Terry Steinbach C 4 0 1 3 0 0 4 .245 .313 .404 .718 9 6 0.247 2.35 0.320 -0.073 1.2 4 0 2B
Denny Hocking LF-2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .184 .246 .230 .476 17 9 -0.127 1.10 0.000 -0.127 -1.5 4 1
Pat Meares SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .265 .301 .374 .674 9 7 -0.103 0.96 0.000 -0.103 -1.0 0 1
Bob Tewksbury P 0 1
   Dan Serafini P 0 0
   Mike Trombley P 0 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
   Rick Aguilera P 0 0
Team Totals 39 7 14 7 2 3 41 .359 .390 .564 .954 126 78 0.411 1.37 1.185 -0.775 1.7 27 11
2B: T Walker (38, off T Stottlemyre); B Gates (14, off T Stottlemyre); T Steinbach (23, off J Wetteland).
3B: O Nixon (4, off T Stottlemyre).
HR: P Molitor (2, off T Stottlemyre, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
TB: O Nixon 6; P Molitor 5; B Gates 3; T Walker 3; T Steinbach 2; M Lawton 2; R Coomer.
RBI: T Steinbach 3 (50); B Gates (36); M Lawton (69); R Coomer (63); P Molitor (59).
2-out RBI: T Steinbach 2; R Coomer.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Tewksbury-T Walker-R Coomer.

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 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .291 .379 .328 .707 16 9 0.104 0.86 0.137 -0.033 1.2 3 0
Mark McLemore 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .259 .378 .325 .703 22 12 -0.035 0.95 0.050 -0.085 -0.5 1 4
Rusty Greer LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .303 .393 .444 .837 16 12 -0.142 1.00 0.000 -0.142 -1.9 2 0
Juan Gonzalez DH 5 1 2 1 0 2 5 .309 .356 .619 .975 16 12 0.039 0.74 0.102 -0.062 0.4 HR
Will Clark 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .308 .387 .516 .903 12 7 0.047 0.87 0.096 -0.049 0.4 11 1
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .325 .361 .508 .869 8 7 0.078 0.67 0.103 -0.025 1.1 4 0 2B,SB
Roberto Kelly RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .326 .356 .559 .915 16 9 -0.044 0.85 0.020 -0.064 -0.6 2 1 HBP
Todd Zeile 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .273 .343 .427 .770 15 10 -0.045 1.34 0.057 -0.102 -0.4 1 3
Royce Clayton SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .244 .309 .349 .658 11 7 -0.092 1.10 0.032 -0.124 -0.9 2 1 GDP
Todd Stottlemyre P 1 1
   Xavier Hernandez P 0 0
   John Wetteland P 0 0
   Danny Patterson P 0 0
   Tony Fossas P 0 0
   Al Levine P 0 0
Team Totals 39 4 13 4 0 4 40 .333 .350 .436 .786 132 85 -0.090 0.92 0.597 -0.686 -1.3 27 11
2B: I Rodriguez (37, off M Trombley).
HR: J Gonzalez (40, off B Tewksbury, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
HBP: R Kelly (3, by B Tewksbury).
TB: J Gonzalez 5; I Rodriguez 4; T Goodwin 3; T Zeile 2; M McLemore; R Clayton; W Clark.
GIDP: R Clayton (14).
RBI: I Rodriguez (77); T Goodwin (25); W Clark (95); J Gonzalez (147).
2-out RBI: I Rodriguez; W Clark.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. M McLemore-W Clark.
Outfield Assists: R Kelly (B Gates at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: I Rodriguez (7, 2nd base off B Tewksbury/T Steinbach).

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
Bob Tewksbury 5.1 12 4 4 0 2 1 4.07 28 86 55 36 2 17 12 13 10 0 30 -0.152 0.96 -1.5
Dan Serafini 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.56 2 9 6 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.057 1.16 1.0
Mike Trombley, W (5-4) 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.84 6 19 12 9 0 3 2 4 2 0 0 0 0.113 0.82 1.1
Eddie Guardado, H (12) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.58 1 6 3 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.020 0.72 0.1
Rick Aguilera, S (35) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.80 3 12 9 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.052 0.64 0.6
Team Totals 9 13 4 4 0 4 1 4.00 40 132 85 55 4 26 16 19 13 0 30 2 0 0.090 0.92 1.3

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
Todd Stottlemyre 7.1 8 3 3 0 3 1 3.98 29 92 61 37 5 19 11 15 8 0 53 0.122 1.07 1.0
Xavier Hernandez, BS (4), L (6-4) 0.1 2 3 3 2 0 0 3.02 4 13 5 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 -0.216 3.79 -1.1
John Wetteland 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 2 6 3 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 2 -0.281 3.40 -1.2
Danny Patterson 0.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 4.86 4 9 6 5 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 -0.033 0.47 -1.1
Tony Fossas 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.10 1 5 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 -0.014 0.88 0.0
Al Levine 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.15 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.012 0.38 0.7
Team Totals 9 14 7 7 2 3 1 7.00 41 126 78 51 6 21 15 21 12 0 53 9 3 -0.410 1.37 -1.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Tewksbury (5; R Kelly).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Joyce, 1B - Jim McKean, 2B - Ed Hickox, 3B - Al Clark.
Time of Game: 2:56.
Attendance: 38,581.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 96° F, Wind 7mph in from Rightfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 4-4 2 123 2,(1-0)  RR MIN T. Steinbach J. Wetteland 32% 85% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Lawton Scores; Coomer Scores; Walker to 3B
t8 3-4 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R MIN R. Coomer X. Hernandez 21% 48% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Molitor Scores; Lawton to 2B
t8 2-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  R MIN B. Gates T. Stottlemyre 15% 31% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Nixon Scores
b1 0-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  R TEX W. Clark B. Tewksbury -10% 36% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to Deep 2B-1B); Goodwin Scores; McLemore to 3B
t4 1-3 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  MIN T. Walker T. Stottlemyre 9% 38% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Lawton to 3B; Walker to 2B/Adv on throw

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' Todd Stottlemyre facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN O. Nixon T. Stottlemyre 3% 53% Single to 2B (Bunt to Weak 2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO MIN B. Gates T. Stottlemyre -7% 46% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Molitor T. Stottlemyre -1% 45% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  TEX T. Goodwin B. Tewksbury -3% 42% Single to 2B (Bunt to Weak 2B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  TEX M. McLemore B. Tewksbury -5% 36% Single to C (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Goodwin to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O TEX R. Greer B. Tewksbury 5% 41% Lineout: 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- 6,(1-2)  O TEX J. Gonzalez B. Tewksbury 4% 46% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  R TEX W. Clark B. Tewksbury -10% 36% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to Deep 2B-1B); Goodwin Scores; McLemore to 3B
b1 1-0 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R TEX I. Rodriguez B. Tewksbury -8% 28% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); McLemore Scores; Clark to 2B
b1 2-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  TEX R. Kelly B. Tewksbury -2% 26% Hit By Pitch; Clark to 3B; Rodriguez to 2B
b1 2-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O TEX T. Zeile B. Tewksbury 5% 32% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 2.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' Todd Stottlemyre facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN M. Lawton T. Stottlemyre -2% 29% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t2 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN R. Coomer T. Stottlemyre -2% 27% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN T. Walker T. Stottlemyre 2% 30% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-2 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O MIN T. Steinbach T. Stottlemyre -3% 26% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 9-1-2
b2 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX R. Clayton B. Tewksbury 2% 28% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX T. Goodwin B. Tewksbury 1% 29% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
b2 2-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX M. McLemore B. Tewksbury 1% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 2.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' Todd Stottlemyre facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Hocking T. Stottlemyre -3% 28% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t3 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Meares T. Stottlemyre -2% 26% Flyball: SS (Deep SS-2B)
t3 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN O. Nixon T. Stottlemyre 3% 28% Triple to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
t3 0-2 2 --3 7,(2-2)  O MIN B. Gates T. Stottlemyre -4% 25% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 3-4-5
b3 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX R. Greer B. Tewksbury 2% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b3 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R TEX J. Gonzalez B. Tewksbury -8% 19% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b3 3-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX W. Clark B. Tewksbury 1% 20% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b3 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX I. Rodriguez B. Tewksbury -1% 19% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b3 3-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  TEX R. Kelly B. Tewksbury -1% 18% Rodriguez Steals 2B
b3 3-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O TEX R. Kelly B. Tewksbury 2% 20% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 3.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, Rangers' Todd Stottlemyre facing 3-4-5
t4 0-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R MIN P. Molitor T. Stottlemyre 8% 29% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t4 1-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Lawton T. Stottlemyre 4% 33% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
t4 1-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Coomer T. Stottlemyre -4% 29% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
t4 1-3 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  MIN T. Walker T. Stottlemyre 9% 38% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Lawton to 3B; Walker to 2B/Adv on throw
t4 1-3 1 -23 3,(1-1)  RO MIN T. Steinbach T. Stottlemyre -2% 37% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole); Lawton Scores; Walker to 3B
t4 2-3 2 --3 5,(3-1)  O MIN D. Hocking T. Stottlemyre -5% 32% Lineout: SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 8-9-1
b4 3-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  TEX T. Zeile B. Tewksbury -3% 29% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b4 3-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO TEX R. Clayton B. Tewksbury 7% 36% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B (P's Right)
b4 3-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  TEX T. Goodwin B. Tewksbury -1% 35% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b4 3-2 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O TEX M. McLemore B. Tewksbury 2% 37% Lineout: LF (Short LF Line)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 3.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Rangers' Todd Stottlemyre facing 9-1-2
t5 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Meares T. Stottlemyre -3% 34% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t5 2-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN O. Nixon T. Stottlemyre -2% 32% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN B. Gates T. Stottlemyre -2% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 3-4-5
b5 3-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX R. Greer B. Tewksbury 2% 32% Lineout: RF
b5 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  TEX J. Gonzalez B. Tewksbury -2% 30% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b5 3-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX W. Clark B. Tewksbury 3% 33% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b5 3-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O TEX I. Rodriguez B. Tewksbury 3% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 3.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Rangers' Todd Stottlemyre facing 3-4-5
t6 2-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Molitor T. Stottlemyre -4% 32% Groundout: P-1B
t6 2-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN M. Lawton T. Stottlemyre -3% 29% Flyball: CF
t6 2-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN R. Coomer T. Stottlemyre -2% 27% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Twins' Bob Tewksbury facing 7-8-9
b6 3-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX R. Kelly B. Tewksbury 2% 29% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
b6 3-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX T. Zeile B. Tewksbury -2% 27% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b6 3-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  TEX R. Clayton B. Tewksbury -3% 24% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Zeile to 2B
b6 3-2 1 12- 4,(2-1)  R TEX T. Goodwin B. Tewksbury -9% 15% Single to CF (Line Drive); Zeile Scores; Clayton to 2B
Dan Serafini replaces Bob Tewksbury pitching
b6 4-2 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O TEX M. McLemore D. Serafini 2% 17% Flyball: RF (Short RF); Clayton to 3B
b6 4-2 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O TEX R. Greer D. Serafini 3% 20% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 4.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Rangers' Todd Stottlemyre facing 6-7-8
t7 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Walker T. Stottlemyre -4% 17% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 2-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach T. Stottlemyre -3% 14% Flyball: LF
t7 2-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Hocking T. Stottlemyre -2% 12% Flyball: RF (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Twins' Mike Trombley facing 4-5-6
Mike Trombley replaces Dan Serafini pitching
b7 4-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O TEX J. Gonzalez M. Trombley 1% 14% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX W. Clark M. Trombley 1% 15% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b7 4-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  TEX I. Rodriguez M. Trombley -1% 13% Double to CF (Line Drive)
b7 4-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O TEX R. Kelly M. Trombley 2% 15% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 4.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Rangers' Todd Stottlemyre facing 9-1-2
t8 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Meares T. Stottlemyre -4% 11% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t8 2-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN O. Nixon T. Stottlemyre 5% 16% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
t8 2-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  R MIN B. Gates T. Stottlemyre 15% 31% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Nixon Scores
Xavier Hernandez replaces Todd Stottlemyre pitching
t8 3-4 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN P. Molitor X. Hernandez 5% 36% Walk
t8 3-4 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Lawton X. Hernandez -9% 27% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Molitor to 3B; Gates out at Hm/RF-C
t8 3-4 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R MIN R. Coomer X. Hernandez 21% 48% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Molitor Scores; Lawton to 2B
t8 4-4 2 12- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Walker X. Hernandez 5% 53% Walk; Lawton to 3B; Coomer to 2B
John Wetteland replaces Xavier Hernandez pitching
t8 4-4 2 123 2,(1-0)  RR MIN T. Steinbach J. Wetteland 32% 85% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Lawton Scores; Coomer Scores; Walker to 3B
t8 6-4 2 -23 4,(2-1)  O MIN D. Hocking J. Wetteland -4% 81% Flyball: LF (Deep SS-3B Hole)
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 4-6, Twins' Mike Trombley facing 8-9-1
Denny Hocking moves from LF to 2B
Alex Ochoa replaces Todd Walker (2B) playing LF batting 6th
b8 4-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX T. Zeile M. Trombley 5% 86% Popfly: LF (Short LF-CF)
b8 4-6 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX R. Clayton M. Trombley 3% 89% Lineout: 2B
Eddie Guardado replaces Mike Trombley pitching
b8 4-6 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX T. Goodwin E. Guardado 2% 91% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Rangers 4.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-4, Rangers' Danny Patterson facing 9-1-2
Danny Patterson replaces John Wetteland pitching
t9 6-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN P. Meares D. Patterson -1% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t9 6-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN O. Nixon D. Patterson 1% 91% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t9 6-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN B. Gates D. Patterson 1% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Nixon to 2B
t9 6-4 1 12- 3,(1-1)  MIN P. Molitor D. Patterson 2% 95% Single to 2B (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Nixon to 3B; Gates to 2B
Tony Fossas replaces Danny Patterson pitching
t9 6-4 1 123 5,(3-1)  RO MIN M. Lawton T. Fossas 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Nixon Scores; Gates to 3B; Molitor to 2B
Al Levine replaces Tony Fossas pitching
t9 7-4 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Coomer A. Levine -1% 95% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 7, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 4-7, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 2-3-4
Rick Aguilera replaces Eddie Guardado pitching
b9 4-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX M. McLemore R. Aguilera 3% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b9 4-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX R. Greer R. Aguilera 2% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b9 4-7 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX J. Gonzalez R. Aguilera 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 7, Rangers 4.

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