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Sunday, September 6, 1998, 7:05
, The Ballpark in Arlington
Attendance: 35,328, Time of Game: 3:27
Twins
6
64-78
 Won 2 
4th, 15 GB
at Rangers
5
75-67
 Lost 2 
2nd, 3½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   1  0  0   2  3  0    6 13  0
Rangers         0  2  2   0  0  1   0  0  0    5 11  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Otis Nixon CF 5 1 3 1 0 0 .294 .704 17 11 0.115 1.78 0.227 -0.111 2.0 1 0 3B
Brent Gates 3B 5 0 1 1 0 0 .253 .649 23 16 -0.120 2.06 0.051 -0.171 -1.3 1 6
Paul Molitor DH 4 0 1 1 1 0 .276 .698 19 9 0.077 1.91 0.226 -0.150 -0.3
Matt Lawton RF 5 0 0 0 0 2 .284 .869 13 9 -0.182 1.35 0.000 -0.182 -1.9 4 0
Ron Coomer 1B 5 2 2 0 0 1 .275 .705 14 9 0.047 0.82 0.103 -0.056 0.2 11 0
Todd Walker 2B 4 1 2 2 1 0 .324 .867 16 10 0.278 1.16 0.334 -0.056 1.6 2 5 HR,SB
   Denny Hocking 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .476 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
Terry Steinbach C 4 1 0 0 1 2 .242 .712 17 10 -0.054 1.14 0.067 -0.121 -1.1 8 0 GDP
Pat Meares SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 .265 .673 16 10 0.104 1.26 0.149 -0.045 1.0 0 0
Alex Ochoa LF 4 1 3 0 0 0 .254 .619 19 15 -0.008 1.36 0.089 -0.097 0.4 0 2
Eric Milton P 0 0
   Hector Carrasco P 0 0
   Dan Serafini P 0 0
   Mike Trombley P 0 0
   Rick Aguilera P 0 1
Team Totals 40 6 13 6 3 5 .325 .822 154 99 0.257 1.41 1.246 -0.989 0.7 27 16
3B: O Nixon (5, off E Loaiza).
HR: T Walker (11, off X Hernandez; 8th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
TB: O Nixon 5; T Walker 5; A Ochoa 3; R Coomer 2; P Molitor; P Meares; B Gates.
GIDP: T Steinbach (15).
RBI: T Walker 2 (56); P Meares (61); B Gates (37); O Nixon (19); P Molitor (60).
2-out RBI: P Molitor; P Meares.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Gates-T Walker-R Coomer.
Outfield Assists: A Ochoa (M McLemore at home plate); A Ochoa (W Newson at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: T Walker (17, 2nd base off E Loaiza/I Rodriguez).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mark McLemore 2B 3 1 1 0 2 0 .259 .708 17 6 0.064 0.72 0.096 -0.032 0.5 1 2 2B
Roberto Kelly CF-RF 5 0 0 0 0 3 .319 .896 24 16 -0.149 1.01 0.000 -0.149 -1.6 5 0
Rusty Greer LF 5 1 3 1 0 0 .306 .840 21 12 -0.020 1.18 0.088 -0.108 0.9 1 0
Juan Gonzalez RF 4 0 3 1 0 0 .312 .981 17 12 0.025 0.64 0.069 -0.044 0.5 1 0 2B
   Tom Goodwin PR-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .705 3 3 -0.076 2.90 0.000 -0.076 -0.2 0 0
Will Clark 1B 3 1 1 0 2 1 .308 .906 20 10 0.089 0.93 0.125 -0.035 0.1 11 1 2B
   Warren Newson PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .572 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 2 3 2 1 0 .329 .882 19 12 0.062 1.23 0.188 -0.125 2.3 5 0 HR,2B
Todd Zeile 3B 2 0 0 0 2 0 .272 .769 20 10 -0.006 0.76 0.044 -0.050 -0.1 1 2
Mike Simms DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .979 6 4 -0.065 0.69 0.000 -0.065 -1.1 GDP
   Lee Stevens PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .256 .799 6 3 -0.019 0.59 0.000 -0.019 -0.6
   Luis Alicea PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .799 1 1 -0.068 2.52 0.000 -0.068 -0.3
Royce Clayton SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .653 12 8 -0.080 0.81 0.000 -0.080 -0.9 0 4
Esteban Loaiza P 2 1
   Xavier Hernandez P 0 0
   Tim Crabtree P 0 0
   Eric Gunderson P 0 0
   Al Levine P 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 11 4 7 6 .314 .943 166 97 -0.243 0.99 0.610 -0.851 -0.3 27 10
2B: J Gonzalez (40, off E Milton); M McLemore (13, off E Milton); W Clark (36, off E Milton); I Rodriguez (38, off R Aguilera).
HR: I Rodriguez (17, off E Milton; 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line).
TB: I Rodriguez 7; J Gonzalez 4; R Greer 3; W Clark 2; M McLemore 2.
GIDP: M Simms (4).
RBI: I Rodriguez 2 (79); J Gonzalez (148); R Greer (93).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Zeile-M McLemore-W Clark.
E: T Zeile (22).

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
Eric Milton 4.1 7 4 4 2 3 1 5.60 21 84 50 29 8 13 4 12 5 0 34 -0.184 0.64 -2.1
Hector Carrasco, W (4-2) 2.2 3 1 1 3 2 0 4.15 13 52 31 18 7 6 6 2 2 0 2 0 0.042 0.62 1.2
Dan Serafini, H (2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.54 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.068 2.52 0.3
Mike Trombley, H (22) 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.81 3 12 6 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.087 1.92 0.3
Rick Aguilera, S (36) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.74 4 17 9 5 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.230 3.09 0.6
Team Totals 9 11 5 5 7 6 1 5.00 42 166 97 55 18 24 14 15 8 0 34 2 0 0.243 0.99 0.3

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
Esteban Loaiza 7 10 3 3 0 5 0 4.43 31 107 74 45 11 18 16 10 8 0 50 0.204 1.02 1.1
Xavier Hernandez, BS (5), L (6-5) 0 2 3 2 1 0 1 3.35 3 11 4 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 -0.414 2.01 -2.4
Tim Crabtree 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.00 5 25 14 11 2 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 -0.176 3.70 -0.8
Eric Gunderson 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.71 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0.079 3.00 0.8
Al Levine 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.07 3 10 6 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.048 0.80 0.6
Team Totals 9 13 6 5 3 5 1 5.00 43 154 99 62 13 24 20 15 9 0 50 4 1 -0.259 1.41 -0.7
X Hernandez faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: H Carrasco (6); E Loaiza (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim McKean, 1B - Ed Hickox, 2B - Al Clark, 3B - Jim Joyce.
Time of Game: 3:27.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 93° F, Wind 9mph in from Rightfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Texas Rangers
1 Otis Nixon CF 1 Mark McLemore 2B
2 Brent Gates 3B 2 Roberto Kelly CF
3 Paul Molitor DH 3 Rusty Greer LF
4 Matt Lawton RF 4 Juan Gonzalez RF
5 Ron Coomer 1B 5 Will Clark 1B
6 Todd Walker 2B 6 Ivan Rodriguez C
7 Terry Steinbach C 7 Todd Zeile 3B
8 Pat Meares SS 8 Mike Simms DH
9 Alex Ochoa LF 9 Royce Clayton SS
Eric Milton P Esteban Loaiza P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 3-5 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR MIN T. Walker X. Hernandez 28% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Coomer Scores
t8 5-5 2 123 4,(3-0)  R MIN P. Molitor T. Crabtree 21% 74% Walk; Steinbach Scores/unER; Meares to 3B; Gates to 2B
b2 0-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  RR TEX I. Rodriguez E. Milton -12% 26% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Clark Scores
b9 5-6 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O TEX I. Rodriguez R. Aguilera 11% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive); Newson out at Hm/LF-2B-C
t7 1-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  R MIN O. Nixon E. Loaiza 10% 20% Triple to CF (Line Drive); Ochoa 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' Esteban Loaiza facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN O. Nixon E. Loaiza -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O MIN B. Gates E. Loaiza -2% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN P. Molitor E. Loaiza 1% 47% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Lawton E. Loaiza -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Eric Milton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX M. McLemore E. Milton 2% 47% Popfly: RF (Deep 1B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O TEX R. Kelly E. Milton 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX R. Greer E. Milton -1% 48% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Left)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O TEX J. Gonzalez E. Milton 2% 50% Popfly: 3B (Short 3B Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Esteban Loaiza facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN R. Coomer E. Loaiza -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN T. Walker E. Loaiza 3% 50% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach E. Loaiza -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  MIN P. Meares E. Loaiza 1% 48% Walker Steals 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O MIN P. Meares E. Loaiza -3% 45% Lineout: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Eric Milton facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  TEX W. Clark E. Milton -6% 39% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b2 0-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  RR TEX I. Rodriguez E. Milton -12% 26% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Clark Scores
b2 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  TEX T. Zeile E. Milton -2% 24% Walk
b2 2-0 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO TEX M. Simms E. Milton 6% 29% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b2 2-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX R. Clayton E. Milton 1% 30% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 2.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' Esteban Loaiza facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- 4,(0-2)  MIN A. Ochoa E. Loaiza 4% 34% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
t3 0-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN O. Nixon E. Loaiza 9% 43% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Deep 2B-1B); Ochoa to 3B
t3 0-2 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  O MIN B. Gates E. Loaiza -4% 39% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right); Nixon to 2B
t3 0-2 1 -23 6,(3-2)  O MIN P. Molitor E. Loaiza -10% 29% Fielder's Choice P unassisted; Ochoa out at Hm/P
t3 0-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Lawton E. Loaiza -5% 25% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Eric Milton facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX M. McLemore E. Milton -4% 20% Double to CF (Line Drive)
b3 2-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O TEX R. Kelly E. Milton 3% 23% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  R TEX R. Greer E. Milton -6% 17% Single to CF (Line Drive); McLemore Scores
b3 3-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  R TEX J. Gonzalez E. Milton -6% 11% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Greer Scores
b3 4-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O TEX W. Clark E. Milton 1% 13% Popfly: RF (Short CF-RF)
b3 4-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O TEX I. Rodriguez E. Milton 1% 14% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 4.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Rangers' Esteban Loaiza facing 5-6-7
t4 0-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN R. Coomer E. Loaiza 3% 17% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 0-4 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Walker E. Loaiza -3% 14% Lineout: CF
t4 0-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach E. Loaiza -2% 12% Flyball: CF
t4 0-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN P. Meares E. Loaiza 1% 12% Wild Pitch; Coomer to 2B
t4 0-4 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R MIN P. Meares E. Loaiza 5% 18% Single to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Coomer Scores
t4 1-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN A. Ochoa E. Loaiza 2% 20% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Meares to 2B
t4 1-4 2 12- 2,(0-1)  MIN O. Nixon E. Loaiza 3% 23% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Deep 3B); Meares to 3B; Ochoa to 2B
t4 1-4 2 123 7,(3-2)  O MIN B. Gates E. Loaiza -8% 15% Lineout: CF
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Twins' Eric Milton facing 7-8-9
b4 4-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX T. Zeile E. Milton 1% 17% Lineout: RF
b4 4-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX M. Simms E. Milton 1% 17% Flyball: CF
b4 4-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX R. Clayton E. Milton 1% 18% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 4.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-4, Rangers' Esteban Loaiza facing 3-4-5
t5 1-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Molitor E. Loaiza -3% 16% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t5 1-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Lawton E. Loaiza -2% 14% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN R. Coomer E. Loaiza -1% 13% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Twins' Eric Milton facing 1-2-3
b5 4-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX M. McLemore E. Milton -2% 11% Walk
b5 4-1 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O TEX R. Kelly E. Milton 2% 13% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b5 4-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  TEX R. Greer E. Milton -2% 11% Single to 2B (Line Drive to SS-2B); McLemore to 2B
Hector Carrasco replaces Eric Milton pitching
b5 4-1 1 12- 5,(1-2)  O TEX J. Gonzalez H. Carrasco 2% 13% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Greer to 2B; McLemore out at Hm/LF-3B-C
b5 4-1 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O TEX W. Clark H. Carrasco 2% 15% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 4.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-4, Rangers' Esteban Loaiza facing 6-7-8
t6 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Walker E. Loaiza -3% 13% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach E. Loaiza -2% 11% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN P. Meares E. Loaiza -1% 10% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Twins' Hector Carrasco facing 6-7-8
b6 4-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  TEX I. Rodriguez H. Carrasco -1% 9% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b6 4-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  TEX T. Zeile H. Carrasco -2% 7% Walk; Rodriguez to 2B
Lee Stevens pinch hits for Mike Simms (DH) batting 8th
b6 4-1 0 12- 6,(3-2)  O TEX L. Stevens H. Carrasco 2% 9% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O TEX R. Clayton H. Carrasco 1% 10% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole); Rodriguez to 3B
b6 4-1 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R TEX M. McLemore H. Carrasco -4% 6% Wild Pitch; Rodriguez Scores; Clayton to 2B
b6 5-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O TEX M. McLemore H. Carrasco 1% 7% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 5.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-5, Rangers' Esteban Loaiza facing 9-1-2
t7 1-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  MIN A. Ochoa E. Loaiza 3% 10% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t7 1-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  R MIN O. Nixon E. Loaiza 10% 20% Triple to CF (Line Drive); Ochoa Scores
t7 2-5 0 --3 2,(0-1)  RO MIN B. Gates E. Loaiza -4% 17% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Nixon Scores
t7 3-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN P. Molitor E. Loaiza -3% 14% Lineout: CF
t7 3-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Lawton E. Loaiza -2% 12% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-3, Twins' Hector Carrasco facing 2-3-4
b7 5-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX R. Kelly H. Carrasco 1% 14% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b7 5-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX R. Greer H. Carrasco 1% 15% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 5-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  TEX J. Gonzalez H. Carrasco -1% 14% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole)
Tom Goodwin pinch runs for Juan Gonzalez (RF) batting 4th
b7 5-3 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  TEX W. Clark H. Carrasco -1% 13% Walk; Goodwin to 2B
b7 5-3 2 12- 7,(3-2)  TEX I. Rodriguez H. Carrasco -1% 12% Walk; Goodwin to 3B; Clark to 2B
b7 5-3 2 123 5,(0-2)  O TEX T. Zeile H. Carrasco 4% 15% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 5.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Rangers' Xavier Hernandez facing 5-6-7
Xavier Hernandez replaces Esteban Loaiza pitching
Tom Goodwin moves from PR to CF
Roberto Kelly moves from CF to RF
t8 3-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  MIN R. Coomer X. Hernandez 7% 22% Single to 2B (Line Drive to SS-2B)
t8 3-5 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR MIN T. Walker X. Hernandez 28% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Coomer Scores
t8 5-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN T. Steinbach X. Hernandez 7% 57% Walk
Tim Crabtree replaces Xavier Hernandez pitching
t8 5-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN P. Meares T. Crabtree 10% 66% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Steinbach to 2B
t8 5-5 0 12- 7,(2-2)  O MIN A. Ochoa T. Crabtree -10% 57% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B-C Foul)
t8 5-5 1 12- 7,(3-2)  O MIN O. Nixon T. Crabtree -9% 48% Flyball: LF
t8 5-5 2 12- 5,(2-2)  MIN B. Gates T. Crabtree 5% 53% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Steinbach to 3B; Meares to 2B
t8 5-5 2 123 4,(3-0)  R MIN P. Molitor T. Crabtree 21% 74% Walk; Steinbach Scores/unER; Meares to 3B; Gates to 2B
Eric Gunderson replaces Tim Crabtree pitching
t8 6-5 2 123 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Lawton E. Gunderson -8% 66% Popfly: RF (Short CF-RF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Twins 6, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 5-6, Twins' Dan Serafini facing 8-9-1
Dan Serafini replaces Hector Carrasco pitching
Luis Alicea pinch hits for Lee Stevens (DH) batting 8th
b8 5-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX L. Alicea D. Serafini 7% 73% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
Mike Trombley replaces Dan Serafini pitching
b8 5-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX R. Clayton M. Trombley 5% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 5-6 2 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX M. McLemore M. Trombley -4% 74% Walk
b8 5-6 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TEX R. Kelly M. Trombley 7% 82% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Rangers 5.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-5, Rangers' Al Levine facing 5-6-7
Al Levine replaces Eric Gunderson pitching
t9 6-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN R. Coomer A. Levine -2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t9 6-5 1 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN T. Walker A. Levine 2% 82% Walk
t9 6-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO MIN T. Steinbach A. Levine -5% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 5-6, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 3-4-5
Rick Aguilera replaces Mike Trombley pitching
Denny Hocking replaces Todd Walker playing 2B batting 6th
b9 5-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX R. Greer R. Aguilera 10% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 5-6 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX T. Goodwin R. Aguilera 8% 94% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b9 5-6 2 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX W. Clark R. Aguilera -6% 89% Walk
Warren Newson pinch runs for Will Clark (1B) batting 5th
b9 5-6 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O TEX I. Rodriguez R. Aguilera 11% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive); Newson out at Hm/LF-2B-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Rangers 5.

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