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8
4
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1
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4
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Monday, August 1, 1988, 1:35
, Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: 33,206, Time of Game: 2:22
Twins
1
57-46
 Lost 1 
2nd, 6½ GB
at Blue Jays
3
52-54
 Won 1 
5th, 10½ GB
W: Dave Stieb (11-7)
L: Frank Viola (16-4)
S: Tom Henke (19)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  4  0
Blue Jays       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  3  X    3  8  2

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dan Gladden LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .268 .320 .415 .735 15 10 0.017 0.84 0.075 -0.058 0.1 4 0
Randy Bush RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .272 .372 .472 .845 10 6 -0.191 1.08 0.000 -0.191 -1.5 1 0
Kirby Puckett CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .355 .368 .538 .906 14 11 -0.033 0.58 0.013 -0.046 -0.2 4 0
Kent Hrbek 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .292 .375 .500 .875 17 11 0.022 0.86 0.071 -0.049 0.0 5 0
   Mark Davidson PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .326 .384 .710 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Gary Gaetti 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .305 .359 .561 .919 13 9 -0.003 1.19 0.072 -0.075 -0.0 0 1
Gene Larkin DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .285 .371 .386 .757 10 8 -0.097 1.19 0.000 -0.097 -0.8
Tim Laudner C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .246 .307 .425 .731 12 7 -0.096 1.36 0.000 -0.096 -0.8 4 0
Steve Lombardozzi 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .221 .315 .305 .620 11 5 0.113 1.28 0.153 -0.040 0.7 4 4
Greg Gagne SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .248 .302 .429 .731 18 11 -0.080 0.99 0.014 -0.094 -0.7 2 1 CS
Frank Viola P 0 0
   Jeff Reardon P 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 4 1 1 6 32 .129 .156 .129 .285 120 78 -0.348 1.02 0.398 -0.746 -3.4 24 6
TB: K Hrbek 2; K Puckett; S Lombardozzi.
RBI: S Lombardozzi (13).
2-out RBI: S Lombardozzi.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. S Lombardozzi-K Hrbek 2.
Baserunning
CS: G Gagne (5, 2nd base by D Stieb/S Butera).

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Fernandez SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .275 .321 .367 .689 15 10 -0.082 1.50 0.036 -0.118 -0.8 2 5
Manuel Lee 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .299 .343 .364 .708 12 8 0.012 1.38 0.078 -0.065 0.0 1 3
George Bell LF 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .269 .310 .450 .760 11 7 0.546 2.03 0.651 -0.105 1.8 1 0 HR
Kelly Gruber 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .289 .337 .474 .811 14 10 -0.065 0.64 0.000 -0.065 -0.6 1 0
Cecil Fielder DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .275 .323 .558 .881 16 11 -0.078 1.03 0.000 -0.078 -0.5
Jesse Barfield RF 2 0 2 0 1 0 3 .223 .288 .396 .684 14 9 0.171 1.06 0.171 0.000 1.1 1 0 2·2B
Fred McGriff 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .290 .394 .578 .972 10 6 -0.211 1.90 0.000 -0.211 -1.3 13 1
Sil Campusano CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .206 .268 .338 .607 16 10 -0.058 1.79 0.030 -0.088 -0.2 2 0
Sal Butera C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .269 .269 .346 .615 6 5 -0.085 1.85 0.027 -0.113 -0.4 6 1
Dave Stieb P 0 2
   Tom Henke P 0 0
Team Totals 30 3 8 3 1 3 31 .267 .290 .433 .724 114 76 0.150 1.46 0.993 -0.843 -0.9 27 12
2B: J Barfield 2 (12, 2 off F Viola).
HR: G Bell (15, off J Reardon, 8th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: J Barfield 4; G Bell 4; M Lee 2; S Campusano; T Fernandez; S Butera.
RBI: G Bell 3 (59).
2-out RBI: G Bell 3.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. F McGriff-T Fernandez.
E: K Gruber (11); J Barfield (3).

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
Frank Viola, L (16-4) 7.2 7 2 2 1 3 0 2.32 29 107 72 46 11 15 7 18 6 0 59 0.498 1.39 3.5
Jeff Reardon, BS (5) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2.68 2 7 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 -0.648 2.43 -2.6
Team Totals 8 8 3 3 1 3 1 3.38 31 114 76 50 11 15 7 19 6 1 59 2 2 -0.150 1.46 0.9

Toronto Blue Jays

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
Dave Stieb, W (11-7) 8 3 1 1 1 6 0 3.10 28 109 69 45 13 11 12 9 4 0 77 0.278 1.02 2.9
Tom Henke, S (19) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.79 4 12 9 7 2 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0.072 1.01 0.5
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 1 6 0 1.00 32 121 78 52 15 11 13 12 6 0 77 0 0 0.350 1.02 3.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Drew Coble, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Terry Craft, 3B - Tim McClelland.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: 33,206.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 78° F, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Dan Gladden LF 1 Tony Fernandez SS
2 Randy Bush RF 2 Manuel Lee 2B
3 Kirby Puckett CF 3 George Bell LF
4 Kent Hrbek 1B 4 Kelly Gruber 3B
5 Gary Gaetti 3B 5 Cecil Fielder DH
6 Gene Larkin DH 6 Jesse Barfield RF
7 Tim Laudner C 7 Fred McGriff 1B
8 Steve Lombardozzi 2B 8 Sil Campusano CF
9 Greg Gagne SS 9 Sal Butera C
Frank Viola P Dave Stieb P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 0-1 2 12- 4,(2-1)  RRR TOR G. Bell J. Reardon 65% 93% Home Run; Fernandez Scores; Lee Scores
t5 0-0 2 12- 3,(2-0)  R MIN S. Lombardozzi D. Stieb -15% 36% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B); Hrbek Scores; Gaetti to 3B
t4 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  OO MIN R. Bush D. Stieb 12% 55% Line Drive Double Play: 1B-SS
b7 0-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO TOR F. McGriff F. Viola -11% 25% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
b5 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  TOR J. Barfield F. Viola 9% 50% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)

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, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN D. Gladden D. Stieb 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN R. Bush D. Stieb 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN K. Puckett D. Stieb 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frank Viola facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O TOR T. Fernandez F. Viola -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  TOR M. Lee F. Viola 2% 55% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO TOR G. Bell F. Viola -5% 50% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN K. Hrbek D. Stieb 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN G. Gaetti D. Stieb 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN G. Larkin D. Stieb 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frank Viola facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O TOR K. Gruber F. Viola -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O TOR C. Fielder F. Viola -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  TOR J. Barfield F. Viola 2% 53% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line)
b2 0-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O TOR F. McGriff F. Viola -3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Laudner D. Stieb 3% 53% Lineout: 1B
t3 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN S. Lombardozzi D. Stieb 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN G. Gagne D. Stieb -1% 53% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball); Gagne to 1B
t3 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Gladden D. Stieb 3% 55% Gagne Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frank Viola facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR S. Campusano F. Viola -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  TOR S. Butera F. Viola 3% 56% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b3 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TOR T. Fernandez F. Viola -3% 53% Flyball: LF
b3 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TOR M. Lee F. Viola -3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN D. Gladden D. Stieb -7% 43% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball to Deep 2B); Gladden to 2B
t4 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  OO MIN R. Bush D. Stieb 12% 55% Line Drive Double Play: 1B-SS
t4 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN K. Puckett D. Stieb 1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frank Viola facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR G. Bell F. Viola -3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR K. Gruber F. Viola -2% 51% Lineout: LF
b4 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O TOR C. Fielder F. Viola -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 4-5-6
t5 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN K. Hrbek D. Stieb -5% 45% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t5 0-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN G. Gaetti D. Stieb -7% 38% Walk; Hrbek to 2B
t5 0-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O MIN G. Larkin D. Stieb 7% 45% Flyball: LF
t5 0-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Laudner D. Stieb 6% 51% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-0 2 12- 3,(2-0)  R MIN S. Lombardozzi D. Stieb -15% 36% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B); Hrbek Scores; Gaetti to 3B
t5 1-0 2 1-3 7,(2-2)  O MIN G. Gagne D. Stieb 5% 41% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Frank Viola facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  TOR J. Barfield F. Viola 9% 50% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b5 0-1 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O TOR F. McGriff F. Viola -6% 44% Flyball: CF
b5 0-1 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  TOR S. Campusano F. Viola 3% 47% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Barfield stays at 2B
b5 0-1 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O TOR S. Butera F. Viola -7% 40% Flyball: SS
b5 0-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O TOR T. Fernandez F. Viola -7% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
t6 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Gladden D. Stieb 2% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN R. Bush D. Stieb 2% 38% Flyball: CF
t6 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN K. Puckett D. Stieb -1% 36% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t6 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN K. Hrbek D. Stieb 3% 39% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Frank Viola facing 2-3-4
b6 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR M. Lee F. Viola -4% 35% Lineout: 2B
b6 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR G. Bell F. Viola -3% 32% Flyball: CF
b6 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR K. Gruber F. Viola -2% 30% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 5-6-7
t7 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN G. Gaetti D. Stieb 2% 33% Strikeout Swinging
t7 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Larkin D. Stieb 2% 34% Lineout: RF
t7 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Laudner D. Stieb 1% 36% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Frank Viola facing 5-6-7
b7 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR C. Fielder F. Viola -5% 31% Flyball: LF
b7 0-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  TOR J. Barfield F. Viola 5% 36% Walk
b7 0-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO TOR F. McGriff F. Viola -11% 25% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 8-9-1
t8 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN S. Lombardozzi D. Stieb 2% 27% Groundout: P-1B
t8 1-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN G. Gagne D. Stieb 2% 29% Strikeout Looking
t8 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Gladden D. Stieb 1% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Frank Viola facing 8-9-1
b8 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR S. Campusano F. Viola -6% 24% Popfly: C
b8 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR S. Butera F. Viola -5% 19% Flyball: RF
b8 0-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  TOR T. Fernandez F. Viola 4% 23% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b8 0-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  TOR M. Lee F. Viola 5% 28% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Fernandez to 2B
Jeff Reardon replaces Frank Viola pitching
b8 0-1 2 12- 4,(2-1)  RRR TOR G. Bell J. Reardon 65% 93% Home Run; Fernandez Scores; Lee Scores
b8 3-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR K. Gruber J. Reardon -0% 93% Flyball: SS
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Blue Jays 3.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-3, Blue Jays' Tom Henke facing 2-3-4
Tom Henke replaces Dave Stieb pitching
t9 1-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN R. Bush T. Henke 4% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 1-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN K. Puckett T. Henke 2% 99% Lineout: 1B
t9 1-3 2 --- 7,(2-2)  MIN K. Hrbek T. Henke -2% 97% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
Mark Davidson pinch runs for Kent Hrbek (1B) batting 4th
t9 1-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Gaetti T. Henke 3% 100% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Blue Jays 3.

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