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Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 7:07PM
, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Attendance: 20,931, Time of Game: 3:36
Twins
9
57-62
 Won 1 
3rd, 6½ GB
at Rangers
6
67-51
 Lost 1 
2nd, 5½ GB
W: Jesse Crain (4-4)
S: Joe Nathan (30)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   1  0  4   3  1  0    9 16  1
Rangers         1  0  4   0  0  1   0  0  0    6 11  1

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 RF 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .295 .383 .383 .766 18 8 0.046 1.07 0.073 -0.026 0.7 1 0 IW
Orlando Cabrera SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .282 .317 .375 .691 13 9 -0.067 1.49 0.072 -0.139 0.1 2 2
Joe Mauer C 5 2 3 3 0 0 5 .383 .448 .653 1.101 19 10 0.212 1.09 0.265 -0.052 1.9 9 0 2·HR
Jason Kubel DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .311 .383 .546 .929 6 3 -0.036 1.25 0.000 -0.036 -0.4
   Brendan Harris PH 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .265 .307 .373 .681 14 7 0.082 0.92 0.101 -0.019 1.0
Michael Cuddyer 1B 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 .274 .343 .502 .845 15 11 0.036 1.14 0.134 -0.098 -0.2 8 0 2·2B,GDP
Joe Crede 3B 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .230 .296 .426 .722 19 12 -0.006 1.33 0.095 -0.102 -0.2 1 1
Delmon Young LF 5 1 2 4 0 1 5 .265 .292 .388 .680 15 11 0.473 1.30 0.557 -0.084 2.5 2 0 HR,2B
Carlos Gomez CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .233 .292 .361 .653 28 16 -0.096 0.86 0.009 -0.106 -1.0 4 0
Nick Punto 2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .208 .312 .258 .569 20 11 -0.029 1.38 0.030 -0.059 -0.4 0 6 SB
Carl Pavano P 0 1
   Philip Humber P 0 0
   Jesse Crain P 0 0
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
Team Totals 41 9 16 9 3 5 44 .390 .432 .683 1.115 167 98 0.615 1.18 1.336 -0.721 3.9 27 10
2B: M Cuddyer 2 (27, 2 off S Feldman); D Young (9, off S Feldman).
HR: J Mauer 2 (25, 1 off J Jennings, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF, 1 off S Feldman, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF); D Young (7, off J Jennings, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
IBB: D Span (2, by J Jennings).
TB: J Mauer 9; D Young 6; M Cuddyer 5; D Span 2; B Harris 2; O Cabrera 2; J Crede; C Gomez.
GIDP: M Cuddyer (17).
RBI: D Young 4 (39); J Mauer 3 (77); B Harris (30); J Crede (47).
2-out RBI: D Young 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 2. N Punto-O Cabrera-M Cuddyer 2.
E: P Humber (1).
Baserunning
SB: N Punto (9, 2nd base off J Jennings/T Teagarden).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Borbon LF 4 1 3 0 1 1 5 .480 .536 .520 1.056 16 11 0.102 1.03 0.152 -0.049 1.5 1 0 3·SB
Michael Young 3B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .320 .376 .524 .900 27 17 0.131 1.31 0.233 -0.102 0.6 0 3
Josh Hamilton RF 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .267 .321 .429 .749 20 10 0.030 1.14 0.125 -0.096 0.1 3 1 2B,SB,GDP,IW
Marlon Byrd CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .282 .325 .466 .791 24 16 -0.080 1.03 0.023 -0.104 -1.0 3 0 SB
David Murphy DH 4 0 0 0 1 3 5 .266 .346 .436 .782 24 13 0.007 0.97 0.080 -0.073 -0.6 SB
Ian Kinsler 2B 4 1 1 3 1 0 5 .249 .326 .506 .832 21 10 0.079 0.96 0.166 -0.087 1.9 1 3 HR
Hank Blalock 1B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .239 .274 .486 .760 18 9 -0.030 0.95 0.057 -0.087 -0.2 11 1 3B
Taylor Teagarden C 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .194 .264 .364 .628 26 16 -0.163 1.14 0.011 -0.174 -1.4 5 0 GDP
Omar Vizquel SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .307 .354 .387 .741 20 13 0.041 0.72 0.071 -0.030 0.0 3 6
Scott Feldman P 0 0
   Jason Jennings P 0 0
   Doug Mathis P 0 0
Team Totals 36 6 11 4 7 8 43 .306 .419 .472 .891 196 115 0.117 1.03 0.918 -0.802 0.9 27 14
2B: J Hamilton (15, off C Pavano).
3B: H Blalock (4, off C Pavano).
HR: I Kinsler (26, off C Pavano, 3rd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
IBB: J Hamilton (2, by P Humber).
TB: I Kinsler 4; J Borbon 3; H Blalock 3; J Hamilton 2; O Vizquel 2; M Young 2; M Byrd.
GIDP: J Hamilton (5); T Teagarden (6).
RBI: I Kinsler 3 (69); J Hamilton (41).
2-out RBI: I Kinsler 3.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. H Blalock-O Vizquel-H Blalock.
E: J Borbon (2).
Outfield Assists: J Hamilton (J Mauer at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: J Borbon 3 (8, 2nd base off C Pavano/J Mauer 3); M Byrd (8, 2nd base off C Pavano/J Mauer); J Hamilton (8, 3rd base off C Pavano/J Mauer); D Murphy (7, 2nd base off J Crain/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
Carl Pavano 4 7 5 5 3 4 1 5.32 21 99 62 37 7 18 8 6 2 0 29 -0.228 0.78 -2.7
Philip Humber 1.2 3 1 1 2 1 0 10.50 9 46 24 14 5 5 3 3 1 0 0 0 -0.155 1.13 -0.7
Jesse Crain, W (4-4) 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 6.47 5 23 12 6 0 6 0 3 0 0 3 0 0.158 2.04 1.4
Matt Guerrier, H (23) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.30 4 13 9 5 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.060 1.39 0.6
Joe Nathan, S (30) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.58 4 15 8 3 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.049 0.60 0.6
Team Totals 9 11 6 6 7 8 1 6.00 43 196 115 65 15 35 14 14 4 0 29 3 0 -0.116 1.03 -0.9

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
Scott Feldman 5.2 9 5 5 1 4 1 4.06 27 103 63 38 9 16 10 12 5 0 34 -0.210 1.10 -2.1
Jason Jennings, L (2-4) 1.1 4 3 3 1 1 2 3.97 9 30 17 11 1 5 2 5 1 0 2 0 -0.366 1.98 -1.9
Doug Mathis 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 3.09 8 34 18 10 3 5 6 1 1 0 0 0 -0.040 0.48 0.1
Team Totals 9 16 9 9 3 5 3 9.00 44 167 98 59 13 26 18 18 7 0 34 2 0 -0.616 1.18 -3.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Jennings (3; D Span); P Humber (2; J Hamilton).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dale Scott, 1B - Ron Kulpa, 2B - Jerry Meals, 3B - Mike DiMuro.
Time of Game: 3:36.
Attendance: 20,931.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 93° F, Wind 4mph from Left to Right, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 6-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR MIN D. Young J. Jennings 32% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Cuddyer Scores
t6 3-5 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RR MIN D. Young S. Feldman 24% 53% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Cuddyer Scores; Crede Scores
t7 5-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R MIN J. Mauer J. Jennings 18% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b6 5-5 2 12- 6,(3-2)  R TEX M. Young P. Humber -17% 26% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Vizquel Scores/Adv on E1 (throw)/No RBI; Borbon to 3B; Young to 2B
b3 2-0 2 -23 3,(2-0)  RRR TEX I. Kinsler C. Pavano -15% 9% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Hamilton Scores; Byrd 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' Scott Feldman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN D. Span S. Feldman 3% 53% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B-1B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN O. Cabrera S. Feldman -2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Span to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Mauer S. Feldman -3% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B; Span to 3B
Brendan Harris pinch hits for Jason Kubel (DH) batting 4th
t1 0-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Kubel S. Feldman -4% 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' Carl Pavano facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  TEX J. Borbon C. Pavano -3% 42% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  TEX M. Young C. Pavano -2% 39% Borbon Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- 7,(2-2)  TEX M. Young C. Pavano -6% 33% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Borbon to 3B
b1 0-0 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  ROO TEX J. Hamilton C. Pavano 6% 39% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Borbon Scores/No RBI
b1 1-0 2 --- 7,(1-2)  TEX M. Byrd C. Pavano -1% 38% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
b1 1-0 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O TEX D. Murphy C. Pavano 2% 40% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Scott Feldman facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN M. Cuddyer S. Feldman 6% 46% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t2 0-1 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Crede S. Feldman -2% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B; Cuddyer to 3B
t2 0-1 1 --3 5,(1-2)  O MIN D. Young S. Feldman -6% 39% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O MIN C. Gomez S. Feldman -4% 35% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX I. Kinsler C. Pavano 2% 37% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b2 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX H. Blalock C. Pavano 2% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b2 1-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  TEX T. Teagarden C. Pavano -1% 37% Walk
b2 1-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O TEX O. Vizquel C. Pavano 2% 39% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Scott Feldman facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN N. Punto S. Feldman -3% 37% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
t3 0-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Span S. Feldman -2% 35% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN O. Cabrera S. Feldman -1% 34% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  TEX J. Borbon C. Pavano -3% 30% Walk
b3 1-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  TEX M. Young C. Pavano -2% 28% Borbon Steals 2B
b3 1-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O TEX M. Young C. Pavano 5% 33% Fielder's Choice 2B; Borbon out at 3B/2B-3B
b3 1-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  R TEX J. Hamilton C. Pavano -10% 23% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Young Scores
b3 2-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  TEX M. Byrd C. Pavano -1% 22% Walk
b3 2-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O TEX D. Murphy C. Pavano 3% 25% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b3 2-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  TEX I. Kinsler C. Pavano -1% 24% Hamilton Steals 3B; Byrd Steals 2B
b3 2-0 2 -23 3,(2-0)  RRR TEX I. Kinsler C. Pavano -15% 9% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Hamilton Scores; Byrd Scores
b3 5-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX H. Blalock C. Pavano -1% 8% Triple to RF (Ground Ball)
b3 5-0 2 --3 8,(2-2)  O TEX T. Teagarden C. Pavano 1% 9% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Rangers 5.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Rangers' Scott Feldman facing 3-4-5
t4 0-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R MIN J. Mauer S. Feldman 5% 14% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t4 1-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN B. Harris S. Feldman -2% 12% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t4 1-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN M. Cuddyer S. Feldman 3% 15% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t4 1-5 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Crede S. Feldman -3% 12% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 1-5 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Young S. Feldman -2% 10% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-1, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 9-1-2
b4 5-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O TEX O. Vizquel C. Pavano 1% 10% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 5-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  TEX J. Borbon C. Pavano -1% 10% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b4 5-1 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O TEX M. Young C. Pavano 1% 11% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b4 5-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  TEX J. Hamilton C. Pavano -0% 10% Borbon Steals 2B
b4 5-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O TEX J. Hamilton C. Pavano 1% 11% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 5.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-5, Rangers' Scott Feldman facing 8-9-1
t5 1-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN C. Gomez S. Feldman -2% 10% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t5 1-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto S. Feldman -1% 8% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Span S. Feldman -1% 8% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-1, Twins' Philip Humber facing 4-5-6
Philip Humber replaces Carl Pavano pitching
b5 5-1 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O TEX M. Byrd P. Humber 1% 8% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 5-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O TEX D. Murphy P. Humber 1% 9% Strikeout Swinging
b5 5-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O TEX I. Kinsler P. Humber 0% 9% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Rangers 5.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-5, Rangers' Scott Feldman facing 2-3-4
t6 1-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN O. Cabrera S. Feldman 4% 13% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Cabrera to 2B/Adv on E7
t6 1-5 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O MIN J. Mauer S. Feldman -2% 11% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF); Cabrera to 3B
t6 1-5 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R MIN B. Harris S. Feldman 4% 15% Single to P (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Cabrera Scores
t6 2-5 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN M. Cuddyer S. Feldman 4% 19% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Harris to 2B
t6 2-5 1 12- 6,(3-2)  R MIN J. Crede S. Feldman 10% 29% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Harris Scores; Cuddyer to 2B
t6 3-5 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RR MIN D. Young S. Feldman 24% 53% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Cuddyer Scores; Crede Scores
t6 5-5 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  O MIN C. Gomez S. Feldman -5% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Young to 3B
t6 5-5 2 --3 6,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto S. Feldman 2% 50% Walk
Jason Jennings replaces Scott Feldman pitching
t6 5-5 2 1-3 MIN D. Span J. Jennings 1% 51% Punto Steals 2B
t6 5-5 2 -23 4,(3-0)  MIN D. Span J. Jennings 2% 53% Intentional Walk
t6 5-5 2 123 4,(2-1)  O MIN O. Cabrera J. Jennings -11% 42% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
4 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Tied 5-5, Twins' Philip Humber facing 7-8-9
b6 5-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX H. Blalock P. Humber -5% 37% Walk
b6 5-5 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO TEX T. Teagarden P. Humber 11% 48% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b6 5-5 2 --- 6,(2-2)  TEX O. Vizquel P. Humber -2% 46% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b6 5-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  TEX J. Borbon P. Humber -3% 43% Single to 1B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B-1B); Vizquel to 2B
b6 5-5 2 12- 6,(3-2)  R TEX M. Young P. Humber -17% 26% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Vizquel Scores/Adv on E1 (throw)/No RBI; Borbon to 3B; Young to 2B
b6 6-5 2 -23 4,(3-0)  TEX J. Hamilton P. Humber -1% 25% Intentional Walk
Jesse Crain replaces Philip Humber pitching
b6 6-5 2 123 3,(0-2)  O TEX M. Byrd J. Crain 7% 32% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Twins 5, Rangers 6.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-6, Rangers' Jason Jennings facing 3-4-5
t7 5-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R MIN J. Mauer J. Jennings 18% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t7 6-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN B. Harris J. Jennings 6% 56% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 2B)
t7 6-6 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Jennings -6% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
t7 6-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Crede J. Jennings -5% 45% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
t7 6-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR MIN D. Young J. Jennings 32% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Cuddyer Scores
t7 8-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN C. Gomez J. Jennings 1% 78% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t7 8-6 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. Jennings -2% 76% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 8, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 6-8, Twins' Jesse Crain facing 5-6-7
b7 6-8 0 --- 4,(3-0)  TEX D. Murphy J. Crain -7% 69% Walk
b7 6-8 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O TEX I. Kinsler J. Crain 6% 76% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b7 6-8 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O TEX H. Blalock J. Crain 5% 81% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b7 6-8 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  TEX T. Teagarden J. Crain -1% 80% Murphy Steals 2B
b7 6-8 2 -2- 9,(3-2)  O TEX T. Teagarden J. Crain 5% 85% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 8, Rangers 6.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 8-6, Rangers' Doug Mathis facing 1-2-3
Doug Mathis replaces Jason Jennings pitching
t8 8-6 0 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN D. Span D. Mathis 2% 87% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t8 8-6 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN O. Cabrera D. Mathis 3% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive); Span to 2B
t8 8-6 0 12- 3,(2-0)  RO MIN J. Mauer D. Mathis 4% 94% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Span Scores; Cabrera to 3B; Mauer out at 2B/RF-SS-2B-SS
t8 9-6 1 --3 6,(3-2)  MIN B. Harris D. Mathis 0% 94% Walk
t8 9-6 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  OO MIN M. Cuddyer D. Mathis -4% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 9, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 6-9, Twins' Matt Guerrier facing 9-1-2
Matt Guerrier replaces Jesse Crain pitching
b8 6-9 0 --- 4,(2-1)  TEX O. Vizquel M. Guerrier -5% 85% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b8 6-9 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Borbon M. Guerrier 5% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b8 6-9 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX M. Young M. Guerrier 4% 94% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b8 6-9 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Hamilton M. Guerrier 2% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 9, Rangers 6.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 9-6, Rangers' Doug Mathis facing 6-7-8
t9 9-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Crede D. Mathis -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 9-6 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN D. Young D. Mathis -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t9 9-6 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN C. Gomez D. Mathis -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 9, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 6-9, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 4-5-6
Joe Nathan replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
b9 6-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX M. Byrd J. Nathan 3% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b9 6-9 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX D. Murphy J. Nathan 2% 99% Strikeout Looking
b9 6-9 2 --- 6,(3-2)  TEX I. Kinsler J. Nathan -1% 98% Walk
b9 6-9 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  TEX H. Blalock J. Nathan -0% 98% Defensive Indifference; Kinsler to 2B
b9 6-9 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O TEX H. Blalock J. Nathan 2% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 9, Rangers 6.

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