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SEA
@BOS
3
2
BAL
@CHW
2
4
CLE
@DET
3
12
OAK
@MIL
5
0
CAL
@NYY
2
5
KCR
@TEX
13
2
MIN
@TOR
9
4
CHC
@ATL
5
8
MON
@LAD
4
0
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@PIT
1
3
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@SDP
5
9
NYM
@SFG
0
4
HOU
@STL
3
4
Sunday, September 3, 1989, 1:37
, SkyDome
Attendance: 49,073, Time of Game: 2:44
Twins
9
69-67
 Won 1 
5th, 13½ GB
at Blue Jays
4
74-63
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Rick Aguilera (7-9)
L: Mike Flanagan (8-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  1  2   2  1  0   3  0  0    9 11  3
Blue Jays       0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  3    4  9  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Newman 3B 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .257 .347 .314 .660 10 6 0.001 0.42 0.027 -0.026 0.3 0 0
   Chip Hale PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .211 .278 .488 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1 0 0
Greg Gagne SS 5 2 2 2 0 0 5 .281 .310 .433 .743 15 10 0.159 0.43 0.181 -0.022 1.9 2 1 HR
Dan Gladden LF 4 2 1 1 1 1 5 .284 .326 .393 .718 15 10 0.054 0.25 0.064 -0.010 2.4 5 2 HR
Kirby Puckett CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .340 .377 .470 .848 14 12 0.028 0.33 0.043 -0.015 0.6 4 0
   John Moses CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .339 .382 .721 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Brian Harper C 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 .325 .348 .437 .785 7 5 0.056 0.58 0.068 -0.013 1.8 8 0 HBP
   Lenny Webster PH-C 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 5 4 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.1 1 0
Gene Larkin 1B 3 1 1 1 0 0 5 .257 .350 .340 .690 14 9 0.057 0.61 0.076 -0.019 -0.4 5 1 3B,SF,SH,GDP
Carmelo Castillo RF 3 1 1 3 0 0 4 .264 .311 .451 .762 13 10 0.075 0.65 0.079 -0.004 0.2 1 0 HR,SF
Tim Laudner DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .222 .293 .351 .645 6 6 -0.042 0.80 0.000 -0.042 -0.6
   Kent Hrbek PH 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .260 .347 .517 .864 7 3 -0.003 0.06 0.000 -0.003 -0.6
Wally Backman 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .234 .310 .284 .594 14 10 -0.028 0.29 0.000 -0.028 -0.7 0 4
Rick Aguilera P 1 0
   German Gonzalez P 0 0
Team Totals 36 9 11 8 2 1 42 .306 .341 .611 .953 121 86 0.357 0.42 0.538 -0.182 4.9 27 8
3B: G Larkin (1, off M Flanagan).
HR: G Gagne (8, off M Flanagan, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF); C Castillo (6, off M Flanagan, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF); D Gladden (7, off M Flanagan, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SF: C Castillo (2, off M Flanagan); G Larkin (4, off M Gozzo).
SH: G Larkin (5, off M Flanagan).
HBP: B Harper (5, by M Gozzo).
TB: G Gagne 5; C Castillo 4; D Gladden 4; G Larkin 3; B Harper 2; K Puckett 2; L Webster; A Newman.
GIDP: G Larkin (8).
RBI: C Castillo 3 (29); G Gagne 2 (41); B Harper (48); G Larkin (36); D Gladden (40).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Larkin-G Gagne-R Aguilera; D Gladden-B Harper.
E: G Gagne (15); B Harper 2 (8).
Outfield Assists: D Gladden (G Bell at home plate); D Gladden (N Liriano at home plate).

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lloyd Moseby CF 4 1 2 1 1 2 5 .213 .294 .345 .639 25 14 0.039 0.49 0.061 -0.022 1.2 1 0 2B
Mookie Wilson RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .251 .273 .351 .624 13 10 -0.157 0.79 0.013 -0.171 -1.5 4 0
   Glenallen Hill RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .273 .333 .545 .879 3 3 -0.006 0.22 0.000 -0.006 -0.6 1 0
George Bell LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .297 .335 .470 .805 18 14 0.070 0.57 0.094 -0.023 0.5 2 0
   Rob Ducey LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .304 .257 .561 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Fred McGriff 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .277 .396 .571 .967 8 4 -0.017 0.72 0.020 -0.036 -0.2 13 2
   John Olerud 1B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 3 1 0.001 0.01 0.001 0.000 0.4 0 0
Ernie Whitt C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .281 .368 .450 .819 11 9 -0.065 0.87 0.000 -0.065 -0.8 0 0
   Ozzie Virgil C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 4 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.3 1 0
Tony Fernandez SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .247 .277 .366 .643 17 11 -0.039 0.53 0.000 -0.039 -0.5 1 6
   Manuel Lee SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .257 .293 .337 .631 5 4 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.3 0 1
Kelly Gruber 3B 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .291 .328 .449 .777 22 13 -0.025 0.26 0.000 -0.025 -0.3 0 5
Lee Mazzilli DH 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .216 .396 .402 .797 15 8 -0.021 0.24 0.002 -0.023 0.3 HBP
Nelson Liriano 2B 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 .260 .327 .369 .695 14 6 0.079 0.58 0.089 -0.010 2.0 2 1 SB,GDP
Mike Flanagan P 1 0
   Mauro Gozzo P 1 0
   Duane Ward P 0 0
   David Wells P 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 9 4 3 7 38 .265 .342 .294 .636 159 101 -0.142 0.50 0.280 -0.421 -0.1 27 15
2B: L Moseby (19, off G Gonzalez).
HBP: L Mazzilli (2, by G Gonzalez).
TB: L Moseby 3; F McGriff; N Liriano; E Whitt; M Wilson; G Bell; J Olerud; L Mazzilli.
GIDP: N Liriano (9).
RBI: N Liriano 2 (43); G Bell (88); L Moseby (37).
2-out RBI: N Liriano 2; L Moseby; G Bell.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 5 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. N Liriano-T Fernandez-F McGriff.
E: K Gruber (21).
Baserunning
SB: N Liriano (14, 2nd base off R Aguilera/B Harper).

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
Rick Aguilera, W (7-9) 7 6 1 0 2 5 0 2.87 27 115 71 42 14 15 9 11 5 0 66 0.141 0.68 2.2
German Gonzalez 2 3 3 3 1 2 0 4.13 11 44 30 17 5 8 1 6 2 0 0 0 0.002 0.04 -2.1
Team Totals 9 9 4 3 3 7 0 3.00 38 159 101 59 19 23 10 17 7 0 66 0 0 0.143 0.50 0.1

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
Mike Flanagan, L (8-9) 4.1 6 6 6 2 0 3 4.02 21 57 39 24 1 14 10 9 3 0 25 -0.348 0.77 -4.0
Mauro Gozzo 2.2 4 3 2 0 0 0 3.00 14 42 29 20 2 7 8 5 1 0 0 0 -0.010 0.11 -1.8
Duane Ward 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.53 3 6 5 3 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
David Wells 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.57 4 16 13 9 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 9 8 2 1 3 8.00 42 121 86 56 4 25 21 17 5 0 25 0 0 -0.358 0.42 -4.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Gozzo (1; B Harper); G Gonzalez (4; L Mazzilli).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Gary Cederstrom, 2B - Greg Kosc, 3B - John Hirschbeck.
Time of Game: 2:44.
Attendance: 49,073.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Al Newman 3B 1 Lloyd Moseby CF
2 Greg Gagne SS 2 Mookie Wilson RF
3 Dan Gladden LF 3 George Bell LF
4 Kirby Puckett CF 4 Fred McGriff 1B
5 Brian Harper C 5 Ernie Whitt C
6 Gene Larkin 1B 6 Tony Fernandez SS
7 Carmelo Castillo RF 7 Kelly Gruber 3B
8 Tim Laudner DH 8 Lee Mazzilli DH
9 Wally Backman 2B 9 Nelson Liriano 2B
Rick Aguilera P Mike Flanagan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 1-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  RR MIN G. Gagne M. Flanagan 18% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Newman Scores
b3 0-3 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  OO TOR M. Wilson R. Aguilera 16% 80% Line Drive Double Play: LF; Liriano out at Hm/LF-C; Moseby to 2B/Adv on E2
b3 0-3 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R TOR G. Bell R. Aguilera -8% 72% Single to RF (Line Drive); Moseby Scores/unER
t4 3-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN G. Larkin M. Flanagan 8% 82% Triple to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t4 3-1 0 --3 1,(0-0)  RR MIN C. Castillo M. Flanagan 7% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Larkin 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, Blue Jays' Mike Flanagan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN A. Newman M. Flanagan -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN G. Gagne M. Flanagan -1% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Gladden M. Flanagan -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR L. Moseby R. Aguilera 2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR M. Wilson R. Aguilera 1% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 10,(2-2)  TOR G. Bell R. Aguilera -1% 48% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Bell to 1B
b1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  TOR F. McGriff R. Aguilera -2% 46% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Bell to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O TOR E. Whitt R. Aguilera 4% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Bell out at Hm/LF-C; McGriff to 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Mike Flanagan facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN K. Puckett M. Flanagan 4% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN B. Harper M. Flanagan 6% 60% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Puckett to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Larkin M. Flanagan -0% 59% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Puckett to 3B; Harper to 2B
t2 0-0 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RO MIN C. Castillo M. Flanagan 1% 60% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (CF-RF); Puckett Scores; Harper to 3B
t2 1-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O MIN T. Laudner M. Flanagan -3% 57% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O TOR T. Fernandez R. Aguilera 2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b2 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR K. Gruber R. Aguilera 2% 61% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O TOR L. Mazzilli R. Aguilera 1% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Blue Jays' Mike Flanagan facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN W. Backman M. Flanagan -2% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN A. Newman M. Flanagan 2% 62% Walk
t3 1-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  RR MIN G. Gagne M. Flanagan 18% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Newman Scores
t3 3-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN D. Gladden M. Flanagan 1% 81% Walk
t3 3-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN K. Puckett M. Flanagan -2% 80% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t3 3-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Harper M. Flanagan -1% 78% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 9-1-2
b3 0-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  TOR N. Liriano R. Aguilera -4% 75% Walk
b3 0-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  TOR L. Moseby R. Aguilera -5% 70% Liriano Steals 2B; Liriano to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b3 0-3 0 --3 5,(3-1)  TOR L. Moseby R. Aguilera -5% 65% Single to P (Ground Ball); Liriano stays at 3B
b3 0-3 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  OO TOR M. Wilson R. Aguilera 16% 80% Line Drive Double Play: LF; Liriano out at Hm/LF-C; Moseby to 2B/Adv on E2
b3 0-3 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R TOR G. Bell R. Aguilera -8% 72% Single to RF (Line Drive); Moseby Scores/unER
b3 1-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O TOR F. McGriff R. Aguilera 3% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Blue Jays' Mike Flanagan facing 6-7-8
t4 3-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN G. Larkin M. Flanagan 8% 82% Triple to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t4 3-1 0 --3 1,(0-0)  RR MIN C. Castillo M. Flanagan 7% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Larkin Scores
t4 5-1 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O MIN T. Laudner M. Flanagan -1% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t4 5-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN W. Backman M. Flanagan -1% 88% Flyball: CF
t4 5-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN A. Newman M. Flanagan -0% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-5, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 5-6-7
b4 1-5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O TOR E. Whitt R. Aguilera 2% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O TOR T. Fernandez R. Aguilera 1% 90% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 1-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR K. Gruber R. Aguilera 1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-1, Blue Jays' Mike Flanagan facing 2-3-4
t5 5-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Gagne M. Flanagan -1% 90% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t5 5-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R MIN D. Gladden M. Flanagan 4% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
Mauro Gozzo replaces Mike Flanagan pitching
t5 6-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN K. Puckett M. Gozzo 0% 95% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t5 6-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN B. Harper M. Gozzo 1% 95% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Puckett to 2B
t5 6-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO MIN G. Larkin M. Gozzo -2% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-6, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 8-9-1
b5 1-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR L. Mazzilli R. Aguilera 1% 95% Lineout: 1B
b5 1-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TOR N. Liriano R. Aguilera 1% 96% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b5 1-6 2 --- 6,(3-2)  TOR L. Moseby R. Aguilera -1% 95% Walk
b5 1-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  TOR M. Wilson R. Aguilera -1% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Moseby to 3B
b5 1-6 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O TOR G. Bell R. Aguilera 2% 96% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-1, Blue Jays' Mauro Gozzo facing 7-8-9
t6 6-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN C. Castillo M. Gozzo -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
Kent Hrbek pinch hits for Tim Laudner (DH) batting 8th
t6 6-1 1 --- 4,(3-0)  O MIN K. Hrbek M. Gozzo -0% 96% Groundout: 1B-P (Deep 1B)
t6 6-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN W. Backman M. Gozzo -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-6, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 4-5-6
b6 1-6 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O TOR F. McGriff R. Aguilera 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
b6 1-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR E. Whitt R. Aguilera 1% 97% Flyball: LF
b6 1-6 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O TOR T. Fernandez R. Aguilera 0% 97% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-1, Blue Jays' Mauro Gozzo facing 1-2-3
t7 6-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN A. Newman M. Gozzo 0% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t7 6-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN G. Gagne M. Gozzo 1% 98% Single to 1B (Pop Fly to Deep 1B); Newman to 2B
t7 6-1 0 12- 3,(0-2)  R MIN D. Gladden M. Gozzo 1% 99% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Newman Scores/No RBI; Gagne to 3B; Gladden to 2B
t7 7-1 0 -23 2,(0-1)  MIN K. Puckett M. Gozzo 0% 99% Fielder's Choice ; Puckett to 1B
t7 7-1 0 123 3,(1-1)  R MIN B. Harper M. Gozzo 0% 100% Hit By Pitch; Gagne Scores; Gladden to 3B; Puckett to 2B
t7 8-1 0 123 5,(3-1)  RO MIN G. Larkin M. Gozzo 0% 100% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Gladden Scores/unER; Puckett to 3B
t7 9-1 1 1-3 6,(1-2)  O MIN C. Castillo M. Gozzo -0% 100% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
t7 9-1 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O MIN K. Hrbek M. Gozzo -0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 9, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-9, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 7-8-9
b7 1-9 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O TOR K. Gruber R. Aguilera 0% 100% Popfly: CF (Short CF)
b7 1-9 1 --- 2,(1-0)  TOR L. Mazzilli R. Aguilera -0% 100% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Deep 2B-1B)
b7 1-9 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  OO TOR N. Liriano R. Aguilera 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 9, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 9-1, Blue Jays' Duane Ward facing 9-1-2
Duane Ward replaces Mauro Gozzo pitching
t8 9-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN W. Backman D. Ward -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
Chip Hale pinch hits for Al Newman (3B) batting 1st
t8 9-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN C. Hale D. Ward 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t8 9-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Gagne D. Ward -0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 9, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-9, Twins' German Gonzalez facing 1-2-3
German Gonzalez replaces Rick Aguilera pitching
Chip Hale moves from PH to 3B
b8 1-9 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O TOR L. Moseby G. Gonzalez 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 1-9 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR M. Wilson G. Gonzalez 0% 100% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
b8 1-9 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR G. Bell G. Gonzalez 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 9, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 9-1, Blue Jays' David Wells facing 3-4-5
David Wells replaces Duane Ward pitching
Ozzie Virgil replaces Ernie Whitt playing C batting 5th
John Olerud replaces Fred McGriff playing 1B batting 4th
Manuel Lee replaces Tony Fernandez playing SS batting 6th
Rob Ducey replaces George Bell playing LF batting 3rd
Glenallen Hill replaces Mookie Wilson playing RF batting 2nd
t9 9-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Gladden D. Wells -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 9-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN K. Puckett D. Wells 0% 100% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
Lenny Webster pinch hits for Brian Harper (C) batting 5th
t9 9-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  MIN L. Webster D. Wells 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t9 9-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN G. Larkin D. Wells 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 9, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-9, Twins' German Gonzalez facing 4-5-6
Lenny Webster moves from PH to C
John Moses replaces Kirby Puckett playing CF batting 4th
b9 1-9 0 --- 3,(2-0)  TOR J. Olerud G. Gonzalez -0% 100% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
b9 1-9 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O TOR O. Virgil G. Gonzalez 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
b9 1-9 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O TOR M. Lee G. Gonzalez 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b9 1-9 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  TOR K. Gruber G. Gonzalez -0% 100% Walk; Olerud to 2B
b9 1-9 2 12- 4,(1-2)  TOR L. Mazzilli G. Gonzalez -0% 100% Hit By Pitch; Olerud to 3B; Gruber to 2B
b9 1-9 2 123 1,(0-0)  RR TOR N. Liriano G. Gonzalez -0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Olerud Scores; Gruber Scores; Mazzilli to 3B
b9 3-9 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R TOR L. Moseby G. Gonzalez -0% 99% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Mazzilli Scores; Liriano to 3B
b9 4-9 2 -23 3,(0-2)  O TOR G. Hill G. Gonzalez 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 9, Blue Jays 4.

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