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Standings
TOR
@BAL
2
5
OAK
@CHW
4
0
LAA
@DET
7
8
CLE
@KCR
7
11
BOS
@NYY
3
8
SEA
@TBD
5
1
MIN
@TEX
5
3
COL
@ARI
2
0
NYM
@ATL
3
0
WSN
@CIN
12
7
PHI
@FLA
8
7
 
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MIL
@LAD
1
5
CHC
@SDP
1
2
HOU
@SFG
1
9
PIT
@STL
3
5
Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 1:06PM
, Ameriquest Field
Attendance: 24,370, Time of Game: 3:29
Twins
5
22-24
 Won 2 
4th, 6½ GB
at Rangers
3
18-29
 Lost 2 
4th, 10 GB
W: Boof Bonser (3-1)
L: Rob Tejeda (4-4)
S: Joe Nathan (9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           1  1  1   2  0  0   0  0  0    5  8  0
Rangers         1  0  1   0  0  0   0  1  0    3 13  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Luis Castillo 2B 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .329 .371 .364 .735 17 12 0.182 1.03 0.213 -0.031 1.6 2 1
Jason Tyner DH 4 1 0 1 0 0 5 .253 .292 .313 .605 18 14 -0.039 1.13 0.078 -0.118 -0.5 HBP
Michael Cuddyer RF 3 0 0 0 2 2 5 .269 .335 .431 .766 28 16 -0.006 1.08 0.076 -0.083 -0.4 2 0
Justin Morneau 1B 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .282 .358 .576 .934 13 9 0.009 1.03 0.106 -0.098 -0.4 3 1 HR
Torii Hunter CF 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .315 .352 .607 .959 19 9 0.063 0.73 0.097 -0.035 0.5 6 0 IW
Jason Kubel LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .252 .304 .354 .659 17 8 -0.024 0.96 0.040 -0.064 -0.3 0 0 SB
   Lew Ford LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .214 .267 .286 .552 5 3 0.009 0.27 0.009 0.000 0.3 0 0
Luis Rodriguez 3B 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .194 .275 .274 .550 17 9 -0.019 1.04 0.069 -0.088 -0.9 1 1
Chris Heintz C 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .250 .357 .250 .607 17 11 -0.006 0.73 0.056 -0.061 -0.4 11 0
Nick Punto SS 1 1 0 0 3 0 4 .230 .329 .291 .620 28 13 0.012 0.72 0.071 -0.059 0.6 1 1 SB
Boof Bonser P 1 0
   Matt Guerrier P 0 1
   Juan Rincon P 0 0
   Pat Neshek P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 8 4 8 4 44 .229 .386 .314 .701 179 104 0.181 0.94 0.815 -0.637 -0.0 27 5
HR: J Morneau (14, off R Tejeda, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
IBB: T Hunter (2, by C Wilson).
HBP: J Tyner (3, by F Francisco).
TB: J Morneau 4; L Castillo 3; C Heintz; T Hunter; J Kubel; L Ford.
RBI: L Castillo (7); J Tyner (10); T Hunter (40); J Morneau (33).
2-out RBI: T Hunter.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 2 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Castillo-N Punto-J Morneau.
Baserunning
SB: J Kubel (2, 2nd base off R Tejeda/C Stewart); N Punto (5, 2nd base off F Francisco/C Stewart).
Pickoffs: L Rodriguez (2nd base by R Tejeda).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 .267 .341 .404 .746 18 12 0.106 1.28 0.169 -0.063 0.9 1 0 2B,SB
Michael Young SS 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .240 .284 .385 .670 20 11 -0.055 1.52 0.075 -0.130 -0.3 1 6
Mark Teixeira DH 5 0 3 2 0 1 5 .307 .390 .525 .915 26 16 0.204 1.62 0.270 -0.066 1.6 2B
Victor Diaz RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .265 .280 .612 .892 11 9 -0.270 1.71 0.027 -0.298 -1.8 2 0 GDP
Nelson Cruz LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 5 .211 .273 .344 .617 18 11 0.033 1.30 0.119 -0.086 0.2 3 0 2B,HBP
Ian Kinsler 2B 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .240 .320 .474 .794 26 14 -0.124 1.54 0.045 -0.169 -1.5 5 2
Ramon Vazquez 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .600 .611 1.067 1.678 19 11 -0.045 1.48 0.072 -0.118 -0.4 1 2
   Sammy Sosa PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .266 .327 .526 .853 6 4 -0.098 3.69 0.000 -0.098 -0.5
Matt Kata 1B 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 .220 .270 .356 .626 20 13 -0.121 1.14 0.000 -0.121 -1.1 10 0
Chris Stewart C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .250 .300 .321 .621 11 7 -0.009 0.67 0.029 -0.038 -0.1 4 0
   Frank Catalanotto PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .164 .271 .393 .665 3 2 0.061 0.99 0.061 0.000 0.9
   Gerald Laird C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .320 .333 .653 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rob Tejeda P 0 1
   C.J. Wilson P 0 0
   Willie Eyre P 0 1
   Frank Francisco P 0 0
   Joaquin Benoit P 0 0
Team Totals 39 3 13 3 3 11 43 .333 .395 .410 .806 178 110 -0.318 1.44 0.867 -1.187 -2.0 27 12
2B: K Lofton (6, off B Bonser); M Teixeira (15, off B Bonser); N Cruz (8, off J Nathan).
HBP: N Cruz (1, by B Bonser).
TB: K Lofton 4; M Teixeira 4; N Cruz 2; R Vazquez 2; C Stewart; F Catalanotto; M Young; V Diaz.
GIDP: V Diaz (3).
RBI: M Teixeira 2 (29); F Catalanotto (10).
2-out RBI: F Catalanotto.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
PB: C Stewart (2).
E: C Stewart (2).
Baserunning
SB: K Lofton (15, 2nd base off B Bonser/C Heintz).

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
Boof Bonser, W (3-1) 5 6 2 2 2 6 0 3.88 24 101 63 39 8 16 4 11 4 0 51 0.081 1.35 0.8
Matt Guerrier, H (3) 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 1.93 8 29 18 11 3 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.122 1.08 1.1
Juan Rincon, H (6) 0.2 3 1 1 0 2 0 3.18 5 24 16 7 2 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 -0.073 1.24 -0.9
Pat Neshek, H (3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.27 1 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0.088 3.30 0.5
Joe Nathan, S (9) 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2.21 5 20 11 5 3 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.103 2.33 0.6
Team Totals 9 13 3 3 3 11 0 3.00 43 178 110 63 16 31 10 18 8 0 51 2 0 0.321 1.44 2.0

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
Rob Tejeda, L (4-4) 3 7 5 5 3 3 1 5.18 19 86 52 32 6 14 4 9 5 0 25 -0.272 1.30 -2.7
C.J. Wilson 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 2.35 10 40 20 13 0 7 5 1 1 0 2 2 0.000 1.01 0.5
Willie Eyre 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.86 6 16 10 7 1 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0.053 0.34 1.1
Frank Francisco 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.76 5 22 12 8 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.018 0.45 0.6
Joaquin Benoit 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.57 4 15 10 6 0 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0.021 0.35 0.6
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 8 4 1 5.00 44 179 104 66 8 30 16 15 9 0 25 2 2 -0.180 0.94 0.0
R Tejeda faced 2 batters in the 4th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: J Rincon (3); C Wilson 2 (3).
HBP: B Bonser (2; N Cruz); F Francisco (1; J Tyner).
IBB: C Wilson (1; T Hunter).
Pickoffs: R Tejeda (0; L Rodriguez, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Marvin Hudson, 1B - Jerry Layne, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - Bill Miller.
Time of Game: 3:29.
Attendance: 24,370.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 81° F, Wind 14mph in from Centerfield.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 3-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO TEX V. Diaz J. Nathan 18% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b3 1-3 0 12- 6,(3-2)  R TEX M. Teixeira B. Bonser -10% 45% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Lofton Scores; Young to 2B
b9 3-5 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O TEX S. Sosa J. Nathan 10% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R MIN J. Morneau R. Tejeda 10% 70% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
b9 3-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX M. Teixeira J. Nathan -10% 80% Single to RF (Line Drive)

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' Rob Tejeda facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN L. Castillo R. Tejeda 3% 53% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O MIN J. Tyner R. Tejeda -3% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  MIN M. Cuddyer R. Tejeda 3% 54% Walk; Castillo to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Morneau R. Tejeda -4% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  R MIN T. Hunter R. Tejeda 9% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive); Castillo Scores; Cuddyer to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Kubel R. Tejeda 1% 60% Passed Ball; Cuddyer to 3B; Hunter to 2B
t1 1-0 2 -23 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Kubel R. Tejeda -5% 55% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Boof Bonser facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  TEX K. Lofton B. Bonser -6% 49% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b1 0-1 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O TEX M. Young B. Bonser 2% 50% Flyball: RF; Lofton to 3B
b1 0-1 1 --3 7,(3-2)  R TEX M. Teixeira B. Bonser -7% 43% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Lofton Scores
b1 1-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O TEX V. Diaz B. Bonser 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 1-1 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O TEX N. Cruz B. Bonser 3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Rob Tejeda facing 7-8-9
t2 1-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN L. Rodriguez R. Tejeda 4% 54% Walk
t2 1-1 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN C. Heintz R. Tejeda 6% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Rodriguez to 2B
t2 1-1 0 12- 1,(1-0)  MIN N. Punto R. Tejeda 3% 62% Rodriguez Picked off 2B, safe on E2 (throw); Rodriguez to 3B
t2 1-1 0 1-3 10,(3-2)  O MIN N. Punto R. Tejeda -6% 57% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t2 1-1 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R MIN L. Castillo R. Tejeda 9% 66% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Rodriguez Scores; Heintz to 3B
t2 2-1 1 1-3 4,(0-2)  O MIN J. Tyner R. Tejeda -5% 61% Groundout: P-1B; Castillo to 2B
t2 2-1 2 -23 3,(0-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer R. Tejeda -6% 55% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Boof Bonser facing 6-7-8
b2 1-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O TEX I. Kinsler B. Bonser 3% 58% Popfly: 2B
b2 1-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  TEX R. Vazquez B. Bonser -3% 55% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b2 1-2 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O TEX M. Kata B. Bonser 3% 58% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-2 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O TEX C. Stewart B. Bonser 3% 61% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Rangers' Rob Tejeda facing 4-5-6
t3 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R MIN J. Morneau R. Tejeda 10% 70% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t3 3-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Hunter R. Tejeda -2% 68% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Kubel R. Tejeda 2% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t3 3-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  MIN L. Rodriguez R. Tejeda 1% 72% Kubel Steals 2B
t3 3-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O MIN L. Rodriguez R. Tejeda -2% 69% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Kubel to 3B
t3 3-1 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O MIN C. Heintz R. Tejeda -3% 66% Popfly: SS (Weak SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Boof Bonser facing 1-2-3
b3 1-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  TEX K. Lofton B. Bonser -4% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 1-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  TEX M. Young B. Bonser -2% 59% Lofton Steals 2B
b3 1-3 0 -2- 8,(3-2)  TEX M. Young B. Bonser -4% 55% Walk
b3 1-3 0 12- 6,(3-2)  R TEX M. Teixeira B. Bonser -10% 45% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Lofton Scores; Young to 2B
b3 2-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O TEX V. Diaz B. Bonser 6% 51% Flyball: CF
b3 2-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  TEX N. Cruz B. Bonser -7% 44% Hit By Pitch; Young to 3B; Teixeira to 2B
b3 2-3 1 123 7,(3-2)  O TEX I. Kinsler B. Bonser 9% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-3 2 123 4,(2-1)  O TEX R. Vazquez B. Bonser 9% 62% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 3, Rangers 2.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Rangers' Rob Tejeda facing 9-1-2
t4 3-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto R. Tejeda 4% 65% Walk
t4 3-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN L. Castillo R. Tejeda 9% 74% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Punto to 3B
C.J. Wilson replaces Rob Tejeda pitching
t4 3-2 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  RO MIN J. Tyner C. Wilson -2% 72% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B; Punto Scores
t4 4-2 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Cuddyer C. Wilson 3% 75% Walk; Tyner to 2B
t4 4-2 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Morneau C. Wilson -3% 72% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Tyner to 3B
t4 4-2 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  R MIN T. Hunter C. Wilson 7% 79% Wild Pitch; Tyner Scores; Morneau to 2B
t4 5-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN T. Hunter C. Wilson 1% 80% Intentional Walk
t4 5-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Kubel C. Wilson 1% 81% Wild Pitch; Morneau to 3B; Hunter to 2B
t4 5-2 2 -23 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Kubel C. Wilson 1% 81% Walk
t4 5-2 2 123 2,(0-1)  O MIN L. Rodriguez C. Wilson -4% 77% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Boof Bonser facing 8-9-1
b4 2-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX M. Kata B. Bonser 3% 80% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-5 1 --- 3,(2-0)  TEX C. Stewart B. Bonser -3% 77% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 2-5 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O TEX K. Lofton B. Bonser 3% 80% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
b4 2-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX M. Young B. Bonser 2% 83% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 2.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Rangers' C.J. Wilson facing 8-9-1
t5 5-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN C. Heintz C. Wilson -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 5-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto C. Wilson 1% 83% Walk
t5 5-2 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O MIN L. Castillo C. Wilson -2% 81% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
t5 5-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Tyner C. Wilson -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Boof Bonser facing 3-4-5
b5 2-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O TEX M. Teixeira B. Bonser 3% 82% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 2-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX V. Diaz B. Bonser 2% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-5 2 --- 9,(3-2)  TEX N. Cruz B. Bonser -1% 83% Walk
b5 2-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX I. Kinsler B. Bonser 3% 85% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 2.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Rangers' Willie Eyre facing 3-4-5
Willie Eyre replaces C.J. Wilson pitching
t6 5-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer W. Eyre -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 5-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Morneau W. Eyre -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 5-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Hunter W. Eyre -1% 82% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Matt Guerrier facing 7-8-9
Matt Guerrier replaces Boof Bonser pitching
b6 2-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX R. Vazquez M. Guerrier 3% 85% Groundout: P-1B
b6 2-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX M. Kata M. Guerrier 2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX C. Stewart M. Guerrier 1% 88% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Rangers' Willie Eyre facing 6-7-8
t7 5-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Kubel W. Eyre -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t7 5-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN L. Rodriguez W. Eyre -1% 87% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t7 5-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN C. Heintz W. Eyre -1% 86% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Matt Guerrier facing 1-2-3
Lew Ford replaces Jason Kubel playing LF batting 6th
b7 2-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX K. Lofton M. Guerrier 3% 89% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
b7 2-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  TEX M. Young M. Guerrier -3% 86% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b7 2-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TEX M. Teixeira M. Guerrier 4% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-5 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  TEX V. Diaz M. Guerrier -3% 87% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Young to 2B
b7 2-5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O TEX N. Cruz M. Guerrier 5% 92% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (Weak 3B); Diaz to 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Rangers' Frank Francisco facing 9-1-2
Frank Francisco replaces Willie Eyre pitching
t8 5-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto F. Francisco 1% 93% Walk
t8 5-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN L. Castillo F. Francisco 1% 94% Punto Steals 2B
t8 5-2 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN L. Castillo F. Francisco -1% 93% Lineout: 2B
t8 5-2 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Tyner F. Francisco 0% 93% Hit By Pitch
t8 5-2 1 12- 7,(2-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer F. Francisco -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Morneau F. Francisco -2% 90% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Juan Rincon facing 6-7-8
Juan Rincon replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
b8 2-5 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O TEX I. Kinsler J. Rincon 3% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  TEX R. Vazquez J. Rincon -3% 90% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Right)
b8 2-5 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  TEX M. Kata J. Rincon -1% 89% Wild Pitch; Vazquez to 2B
b8 2-5 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O TEX M. Kata J. Rincon 4% 93% Strikeout Swinging
Frank Catalanotto pinch hits for Chris Stewart (C) batting 9th
b8 2-5 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R TEX F. Catalanotto J. Rincon -6% 87% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Vazquez Scores
b8 3-5 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  TEX K. Lofton J. Rincon -4% 83% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Catalanotto to 2B
Pat Neshek replaces Juan Rincon pitching
b8 3-5 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O TEX M. Young P. Neshek 9% 92% Lineout: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 3.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-3, Rangers' Joaquin Benoit facing 5-6-7
Joaquin Benoit replaces Frank Francisco pitching
Gerald Laird replaces Frank Catalanotto (PH) playing C batting 9th
t9 5-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN T. Hunter J. Benoit -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 5-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN L. Ford J. Benoit 1% 92% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t9 5-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN L. Rodriguez J. Benoit -1% 91% Lineout: RF
t9 5-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Heintz J. Benoit -1% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 3-5, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 3-4-5
Joe Nathan replaces Pat Neshek pitching
b9 3-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX M. Teixeira J. Nathan -10% 80% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b9 3-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO TEX V. Diaz J. Nathan 18% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b9 3-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  TEX N. Cruz J. Nathan -4% 95% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b9 3-5 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  TEX I. Kinsler J. Nathan -5% 90% Walk
Sammy Sosa pinch hits for Ramon Vazquez (3B) batting 7th
b9 3-5 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O TEX S. Sosa J. Nathan 10% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 3.

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