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LAA
@BAL
8
5
KCR
@CHW
7
8
NYY
@OAK
0
3
MIN
@TEX
5
8
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@ATL
4
9
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@LAD
3
2
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@NYM
10
1
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5
9
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@SDP
1
4
Monday, August 17, 2009, 7:08PM
, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Attendance: 17,940, Time of Game: 3:20
Twins
5
56-62
 Lost 3 
3rd, 6½ GB
at Rangers
8
67-50
 Won 3 
2nd, 4½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           1  1  0   0  0  3   0  0  0    5  7  0
Rangers         3  4  0   0  0  0   1  0  X    8 12  0

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Denard Span CF 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .293 .381 .382 .763 26 15 -0.120 1.42 0.016 -0.135 -1.2 1 0
Brendan Harris SS-1B 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .261 .302 .371 .673 20 13 -0.159 1.20 0.000 -0.159 -1.6 8 0
Joe Mauer C 5 2 3 1 0 1 5 .380 .446 .637 1.083 21 13 0.154 0.78 0.181 -0.027 1.6 5 0 HR,2B,SB
Justin Morneau 1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .298 .386 .555 .941 9 6 -0.020 0.38 0.000 -0.020 -0.3 1 0
   Alexi Casilla 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .180 .269 .225 .493 12 9 -0.076 1.31 0.000 -0.076 -0.8 1 1
   Orlando Cabrera PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280 .316 .374 .690 3 2 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
Jason Kubel DH 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .312 .384 .548 .932 15 8 0.024 0.95 0.074 -0.051 0.4
Michael Cuddyer RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .270 .340 .496 .836 12 9 -0.040 0.97 0.044 -0.083 -0.8 0 0
Joe Crede 3B 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .231 .298 .429 .727 19 8 -0.006 1.01 0.044 -0.051 0.0 0 4
Delmon Young LF 3 0 1 2 1 1 4 .263 .290 .373 .663 11 6 0.147 1.24 0.184 -0.037 2.1 7 0 2B
Nick Punto 2B-SS 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 .210 .313 .261 .573 23 14 0.038 1.26 0.131 -0.094 0.8 1 3
Francisco Liriano P 0 0
   Bobby Keppel P 0 0
   Jose Mijares P 0 0
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
   Brian Duensing P 0 1
Team Totals 34 5 7 5 6 7 40 .206 .325 .353 .678 171 103 -0.062 1.05 0.674 -0.737 -0.1 24 9
2B: D Young (8, off T Hunter); J Mauer (21, off T Hunter).
HR: J Mauer (23, off T Hunter, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: J Mauer 7; D Young 2; J Kubel; N Punto; M Cuddyer.
RBI: N Punto 2 (27); D Young 2 (35); J Mauer (74).
2-out RBI: N Punto 2; D Young; J Mauer.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Baserunning
SB: J Mauer (3, 2nd base off N Feliz/K Richardson).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ian Kinsler 2B 3 2 1 0 1 0 5 .249 .325 .501 .827 26 13 0.063 0.56 0.090 -0.027 0.7 1 4 2B,HBP
Michael Young 3B 4 2 2 0 1 1 5 .319 .376 .525 .901 15 7 0.064 0.66 0.079 -0.015 0.3 0 1
Josh Hamilton RF 4 2 2 0 1 1 5 .267 .319 .427 .747 17 10 0.127 0.96 0.141 -0.014 1.2 0 0
Marlon Byrd CF 4 1 2 3 0 0 5 .282 .324 .468 .792 16 11 0.176 0.98 0.203 -0.027 2.2 2 0 2B,SB,HBP
David Murphy LF 3 0 1 2 1 0 5 .270 .348 .442 .791 21 11 0.045 0.83 0.082 -0.037 0.4 5 0 SF
Andruw Jones DH 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .222 .337 .498 .835 18 13 -0.032 0.57 0.041 -0.073 -0.7
Hank Blalock 1B 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .239 .272 .483 .755 14 11 -0.017 0.69 0.003 -0.021 -0.8 10 0 SF
Kevin Richardson C 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .500 .500 .500 1.000 20 13 -0.024 0.47 0.015 -0.040 -0.2 7 0
Elvis Andrus SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .269 .332 .385 .718 13 6 0.036 0.42 0.068 -0.032 0.4 2 2 3B
Tommy Hunter P 0 1
   Darren O'Day P 0 0
   Neftali Feliz P 0 1
   Jason Jennings P 0 0
   C.J. Wilson P 0 0
   Frank Francisco P 0 0
Team Totals 34 8 12 8 4 5 42 .353 .429 .471 .899 160 95 0.438 0.70 0.722 -0.286 3.5 27 9
2B: I Kinsler (21, off F Liriano); M Byrd (37, off B Duensing).
3B: E Andrus (7, off M Guerrier).
SF: H Blalock (4, off F Liriano); D Murphy (7, off F Liriano).
HBP: M Byrd (9, by F Liriano); I Kinsler (6, by B Keppel).
TB: E Andrus 3; M Byrd 3; J Hamilton 2; K Richardson 2; I Kinsler 2; M Young 2; D Murphy; A Jones.
RBI: M Byrd 3 (60); D Murphy 2 (35); E Andrus (22); A Jones (40); H Blalock (57).
2-out RBI: E Andrus; A Jones.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Baserunning
SB: M Byrd (7, 2nd base off F Liriano/J Mauer).

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
Francisco Liriano, L (5-12) 2 7 7 7 2 1 0 5.80 16 61 35 20 5 10 2 10 6 0 13 -0.475 1.23 -5.9
Bobby Keppel 3.1 2 0 0 0 3 0 4.37 13 47 28 16 4 8 6 3 2 0 0 0 0.035 0.28 1.7
Jose Mijares 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.28 5 24 17 10 4 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.056 0.77 1.0
Matt Guerrier 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.34 3 12 6 4 1 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 -0.062 0.38 -0.9
Brian Duensing 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.09 5 16 9 5 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.008 0.11 0.6
Team Totals 8 12 8 8 4 5 0 9.00 42 160 95 55 16 24 12 19 10 0 13 1 0 -0.438 0.70 -3.5

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
Tommy Hunter, W (6-2) 5.2 4 4 4 3 5 1 2.64 24 101 62 37 7 18 8 8 3 0 47 0.011 0.88 0.9
Darren O'Day 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 1.90 3 15 5 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 -0.173 1.51 -3.0
Neftali Feliz, H (4) 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.90 5 26 17 12 3 2 2 3 0 0 2 0 0.137 1.63 1.0
Jason Jennings, H (12) 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.59 4 15 8 5 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.006 1.15 0.1
C.J. Wilson, H (11) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.06 1 4 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.043 1.61 0.5
Frank Francisco, S (18) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.44 3 10 8 3 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.039 0.49 0.6
Team Totals 9 7 5 5 6 7 1 5.00 40 171 103 60 14 29 14 13 3 0 47 6 2 0.063 1.05 0.1
D O'Day faced 3 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: T Hunter (4).
HBP: B Keppel (4; I Kinsler); F Liriano (6; M Byrd).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike DiMuro, 1B - Dale Scott, 2B - Ron Kulpa, 3B - Jerry Meals.
Time of Game: 3:20.
Attendance: 17,940.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 96° F, Wind 6mph in from Centerfield, Sunny.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 1-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R MIN D. Young T. Hunter -14% 51% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Kubel Scores; Crede to 3B
b2 3-2 1 123 4,(2-1)  RR TEX M. Byrd F. Liriano 11% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Kinsler Scores; Young Scores; Hamilton to 3B
t6 3-7 2 123 4,(2-1)  RR MIN N. Punto D. O'Day -11% 78% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Kubel Scores; Crede Scores; Young to 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R MIN J. Mauer T. Hunter -9% 45% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b1 0-1 0 123 2,(0-1)  R TEX M. Byrd F. Liriano 8% 70% Hit By Pitch; Kinsler Scores; Young to 3B; Hamilton 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' Tommy Hunter facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Span T. Hunter 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Harris T. Hunter 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R MIN J. Mauer T. Hunter -9% 45% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t1 1-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Morneau T. Hunter 1% 46% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  TEX I. Kinsler F. Liriano 6% 51% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b1 0-1 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  TEX M. Young F. Liriano 3% 55% Walk
b1 0-1 0 12- 2,(0-1)  TEX J. Hamilton F. Liriano 7% 62% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Kinsler to 3B; Young to 2B
b1 0-1 0 123 2,(0-1)  R TEX M. Byrd F. Liriano 8% 70% Hit By Pitch; Kinsler Scores; Young to 3B; Hamilton to 2B
b1 1-1 0 123 6,(3-2)  R TEX D. Murphy F. Liriano 7% 77% Single to RF (Line Drive); Young Scores; Hamilton to 3B; Byrd to 2B
b1 2-1 0 123 6,(3-2)  O TEX A. Jones F. Liriano -5% 72% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b1 2-1 1 123 2,(0-1)  RO TEX H. Blalock F. Liriano 0% 72% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Hamilton Scores; Byrd to 3B
b1 3-1 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O TEX K. Richardson F. Liriano -4% 69% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 3.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Tommy Hunter facing 5-6-7
t2 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Kubel T. Hunter -4% 65% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t2 1-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN M. Cuddyer T. Hunter -2% 63% Wild Pitch; Kubel to 2B
t2 1-3 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer T. Hunter 4% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-3 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Crede T. Hunter -2% 65% Walk
t2 1-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R MIN D. Young T. Hunter -14% 51% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Kubel Scores; Crede to 3B
t2 2-3 1 -23 2,(1-0)  O MIN N. Punto T. Hunter 8% 59% Groundout: P-1B
t2 2-3 2 -23 4,(3-0)  MIN D. Span T. Hunter -2% 57% Walk
t2 2-3 2 123 6,(3-2)  O MIN B. Harris T. Hunter 8% 65% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 9-1-2
b2 3-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O TEX E. Andrus F. Liriano -2% 63% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
b2 3-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  TEX I. Kinsler F. Liriano 2% 65% Walk
b2 3-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  TEX M. Young F. Liriano 3% 68% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Kinsler to 2B
b2 3-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  TEX J. Hamilton F. Liriano 5% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive); Kinsler to 3B; Young to 2B
b2 3-2 1 123 4,(2-1)  RR TEX M. Byrd F. Liriano 11% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Kinsler Scores; Young Scores; Hamilton to 3B
b2 5-2 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO TEX D. Murphy F. Liriano 1% 86% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF); Hamilton Scores
b2 6-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  TEX A. Jones F. Liriano 0% 86% Byrd Steals 2B
b2 6-2 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R TEX A. Jones F. Liriano 4% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Byrd Scores
b2 7-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TEX H. Blalock F. Liriano -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 7.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 2-7, Rangers' Tommy Hunter facing 3-4-5
t3 2-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Mauer T. Hunter 1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 2-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Morneau T. Hunter 1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
t3 2-7 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Kubel T. Hunter 1% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 7.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 7-2, Twins' Bobby Keppel facing 8-9-1
Bobby Keppel replaces Francisco Liriano pitching
b3 7-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  TEX K. Richardson B. Keppel 1% 93% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 7-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O TEX E. Andrus B. Keppel -1% 93% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b3 7-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  TEX I. Kinsler B. Keppel 1% 93% Hit By Pitch; Richardson to 2B
b3 7-2 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O TEX M. Young B. Keppel -1% 92% Strikeout Looking
b3 7-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O TEX J. Hamilton B. Keppel -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 7.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-7, Rangers' Tommy Hunter facing 6-7-8
t4 2-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cuddyer T. Hunter 1% 93% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 2-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Crede T. Hunter 1% 93% Popfly: 2B
t4 2-7 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Young T. Hunter 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 7.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 7-2, Twins' Bobby Keppel facing 4-5-6
Brendan Harris moves from SS to 1B
Alexi Casilla replaces Justin Morneau (1B) playing 2B batting 4th
Nick Punto moves from 2B to SS
b4 7-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX M. Byrd B. Keppel -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 7-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O TEX D. Murphy B. Keppel -0% 93% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b4 7-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX A. Jones B. Keppel -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 7.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-7, Rangers' Tommy Hunter facing 9-1-2
t5 2-7 0 --- 11,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto T. Hunter 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t5 2-7 1 --- 8,(2-2)  O MIN D. Span T. Hunter 1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-7 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Harris T. Hunter 0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 7-2, Twins' Bobby Keppel facing 7-8-9
b5 7-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX H. Blalock B. Keppel -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 7-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O TEX K. Richardson B. Keppel -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b5 7-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX E. Andrus B. Keppel -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Rangers 7.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-7, Rangers' Tommy Hunter facing 3-4-5
t6 2-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Mauer T. Hunter -3% 92% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t6 2-7 0 -2- 5,(1-2)  O MIN A. Casilla T. Hunter 2% 94% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
t6 2-7 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Kubel T. Hunter -2% 92% Walk
t6 2-7 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer T. Hunter 3% 95% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
Darren O'Day replaces Tommy Hunter pitching
t6 2-7 2 12- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Crede D. O'Day -2% 93% Walk; Mauer to 3B; Kubel to 2B
t6 2-7 2 123 5,(3-1)  R MIN D. Young D. O'Day -4% 88% Walk; Mauer Scores; Kubel to 3B; Crede to 2B
t6 3-7 2 123 4,(2-1)  RR MIN N. Punto D. O'Day -11% 78% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Kubel Scores; Crede Scores; Young to 2B
Neftali Feliz replaces Darren O'Day pitching
t6 5-7 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Span N. Feliz 6% 84% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 7-5, Twins' Bobby Keppel facing 1-2-3
b6 7-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX I. Kinsler B. Keppel -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 7-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX M. Young B. Keppel 2% 84% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
Jose Mijares replaces Bobby Keppel pitching
b6 7-5 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  TEX J. Hamilton J. Mijares 2% 86% Walk; Young to 2B
b6 7-5 1 12- 5,(1-2)  O TEX M. Byrd J. Mijares -2% 84% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B); Young to 3B
b6 7-5 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O TEX D. Murphy J. Mijares -3% 80% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 7.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-7, Rangers' Neftali Feliz facing 2-3-4
t7 5-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN B. Harris N. Feliz 4% 84% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
t7 5-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Mauer N. Feliz -4% 80% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t7 5-7 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  MIN A. Casilla N. Feliz -2% 78% Mauer Steals 2B
t7 5-7 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  O MIN A. Casilla N. Feliz 5% 83% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
t7 5-7 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel N. Feliz 4% 88% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 7-5, Twins' Jose Mijares facing 6-7-8
b7 7-5 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O TEX A. Jones J. Mijares -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b7 7-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX H. Blalock J. Mijares -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
Matt Guerrier replaces Jose Mijares pitching
b7 7-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  TEX K. Richardson M. Guerrier 1% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b7 7-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  R TEX E. Andrus M. Guerrier 7% 93% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Richardson Scores
b7 8-5 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O TEX I. Kinsler M. Guerrier -1% 92% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 8.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-8, Rangers' Jason Jennings facing 6-7-8
Jason Jennings replaces Neftali Feliz pitching
t8 5-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN M. Cuddyer J. Jennings -4% 88% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 5-8 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Crede J. Jennings 4% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t8 5-8 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Young J. Jennings 3% 95% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t8 5-8 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto J. Jennings -2% 93% Walk; Cuddyer to 2B
C.J. Wilson replaces Jason Jennings pitching
t8 5-8 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Span C. Wilson 4% 97% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 8-5, Twins' Brian Duensing facing 2-3-4
Brian Duensing replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
b8 8-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX M. Young B. Duensing -0% 97% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b8 8-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX J. Hamilton B. Duensing -0% 96% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b8 8-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX M. Byrd B. Duensing 0% 97% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b8 8-5 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  TEX D. Murphy B. Duensing 0% 97% Walk
b8 8-5 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O TEX A. Jones B. Duensing -1% 96% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 8.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-8, Rangers' Frank Francisco facing 2-3-4
Frank Francisco replaces C.J. Wilson pitching
t9 5-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Harris F. Francisco 2% 98% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-8 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Mauer F. Francisco 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
Orlando Cabrera pinch hits for Alexi Casilla (2B) batting 4th
t9 5-8 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN O. Cabrera F. Francisco 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 8.

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  • 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.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

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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