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Sunday, August 30, 1998, 1:08
, SkyDome
Attendance: 29,202, Time of Game: 2:20
Twins
0
59-76
 Lost 4 
4th, 15 GB
at Blue Jays
6
71-66
 Won 4 
3rd, 28 GB
W: Roger Clemens (17-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  2  2
Blue Jays       0  3  2   0  1  0   0  0  X    6  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
Brent Gates 3B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .246 .321 .310 .630 20 10 -0.026 0.45 0.013 -0.039 -0.2 1 0
Alex Ochoa RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .254 .286 .339 .626 14 7 -0.013 0.40 0.024 -0.038 -0.9 3 0 GDP
Paul Molitor 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .272 .328 .356 .685 8 6 0.062 0.45 0.079 -0.018 0.3 9 0
Matt Lawton CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .288 .393 .485 .878 14 8 -0.004 0.50 0.011 -0.016 -0.4 0 0
Marty Cordova LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .274 .348 .411 .759 7 7 -0.151 0.91 0.000 -0.151 -1.9 1 0 GDP
Todd Walker 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .324 .378 .486 .864 13 8 -0.035 0.50 0.003 -0.038 -0.4 1 6
Terry Steinbach DH 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .244 .316 .410 .727 11 5 -0.007 0.39 0.014 -0.022 -0.2
Javier Valentin C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .199 .255 .305 .560 12 7 -0.032 0.42 0.000 -0.032 -0.7 8 0
Denny Hocking SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .189 .253 .238 .491 15 9 -0.036 0.44 0.000 -0.036 -0.7 1 2
Frankie Rodriguez P 0 1
   Dan Serafini P 0 0
   Rick Aguilera P 0 0
Team Totals 28 0 2 0 3 7 31 .071 .161 .071 .233 114 67 -0.242 0.49 0.144 -0.390 -5.0 24 9
TB: A Ochoa; T Walker.
GIDP: M Cordova (13); A Ochoa (5).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
E: B Gates 2 (8).

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Shannon Stewart LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .271 .373 .381 .755 13 8 0.048 0.60 0.077 -0.029 0.4 3 0 2B
Shawn Green RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .277 .333 .503 .836 22 15 -0.054 0.47 0.000 -0.054 -1.1 1 0
Jose Canseco DH 4 1 1 0 0 3 4 .238 .325 .521 .846 23 15 0.018 0.26 0.032 -0.014 0.1 2B
Carlos Delgado 1B 4 2 2 1 0 2 4 .302 .385 .581 .966 15 11 0.032 0.42 0.056 -0.025 1.2 11 1 2·2B
Jose Cruz CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .271 .361 .420 .781 17 8 0.020 0.29 0.026 -0.006 -0.3 1 0
Tony Fernandez 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .307 .373 .431 .804 9 8 0.045 0.50 0.057 -0.011 0.1 0 1
Darrin Fletcher C 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .273 .324 .405 .728 14 9 0.152 0.63 0.152 0.000 2.6 7 0
Craig Grebeck 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .270 .338 .367 .705 18 10 0.038 0.52 0.057 -0.019 -0.1 1 4
Alex Gonzalez SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .252 .295 .372 .667 13 9 -0.042 0.47 0.000 -0.042 -1.5 3 2
Roger Clemens P 0 1
Team Totals 35 6 9 5 1 8 36 .257 .278 .371 .649 144 93 0.257 0.46 0.457 -0.200 1.5 27 9
2B: S Stewart (24, off F Rodriguez); J Canseco (25, off F Rodriguez); C Delgado 2 (41, 2 off F Rodriguez).
TB: C Delgado 4; C Grebeck 2; T Fernandez 2; J Canseco 2; S Stewart 2; D Fletcher.
RBI: T Fernandez (52); D Fletcher (47); C Grebeck (21); C Delgado (96); S Stewart (37).
2-out RBI: S Stewart.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Grebeck-A Gonzalez-C Delgado; C Delgado-A Gonzalez-C Delgado.
E: C Grebeck (9).

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
Frankie Rodriguez, L (4-3) 5 8 6 5 1 5 0 5.43 26 104 68 42 11 15 10 10 3 0 33 -0.262 0.63 -3.2
Dan Serafini 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.54 6 28 17 11 2 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.006 0.04 1.1
Rick Aguilera 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.92 4 12 8 5 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.6
Team Totals 8 9 6 5 1 8 0 5.62 36 144 93 58 14 21 14 13 4 0 33 0 0 -0.255 0.46 -1.5

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
Roger Clemens, W (17-6) 9 2 0 0 3 7 0 2.64 31 114 67 32 18 17 12 9 2 0 87 0.244 0.49 5.0
Team Totals 9 2 0 0 3 7 0 0.00 31 114 67 32 18 17 12 9 2 0 87 0.244 0.49 5.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian O'Nora, 1B - Terry Craft, 2B - Jim Joyce, 3B - Al Clark.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: 29,202.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 79° F, Wind 8mph in from Leftfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 123 2,(0-1)  OO MIN M. Cordova R. Clemens 14% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B (2B-1B)
b2 0-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R TOR D. Fletcher F. Rodriguez 12% 71% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Cruz Scores; Fernandez to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN P. Molitor R. Clemens -8% 42% Fielder's Choice 2B; Ochoa to 3B; Molitor to 2B/Adv on throw/Adv on E4
b2 2-0 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R TOR S. Stewart F. Rodriguez 8% 82% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Fletcher Scores; Gonzalez to 3B
b2 1-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  R TOR C. Grebeck F. Rodriguez 6% 77% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Fernandez Scores; Fletcher 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, Blue Jays' Roger Clemens facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN B. Gates R. Clemens 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN A. Ochoa R. Clemens -2% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN P. Molitor R. Clemens -8% 42% Fielder's Choice 2B; Ochoa to 3B; Molitor to 2B/Adv on throw/Adv on E4
t1 0-0 1 -23 6,(3-2)  MIN M. Lawton R. Clemens -1% 41% Walk
t1 0-0 1 123 2,(0-1)  OO MIN M. Cordova R. Clemens 14% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR S. Stewart F. Rodriguez -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR S. Green F. Rodriguez -2% 51% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b1 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O TOR J. Canseco F. Rodriguez -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Roger Clemens facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN T. Walker R. Clemens 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach R. Clemens 2% 54% Flyball: 2B
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN J. Valentin R. Clemens 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR C. Delgado F. Rodriguez -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  TOR J. Cruz F. Rodriguez 3% 55% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  TOR T. Fernandez F. Rodriguez 4% 59% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Cruz to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R TOR D. Fletcher F. Rodriguez 12% 71% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Cruz Scores; Fernandez to 3B
b2 1-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  R TOR C. Grebeck F. Rodriguez 6% 77% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Fernandez Scores; Fletcher to 2B
b2 2-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O TOR A. Gonzalez F. Rodriguez -3% 74% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Fletcher to 3B
b2 2-0 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R TOR S. Stewart F. Rodriguez 8% 82% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Fletcher Scores; Gonzalez to 3B
b2 3-0 2 -23 5,(1-2)  O TOR S. Green F. Rodriguez -3% 78% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 3.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, Blue Jays' Roger Clemens facing 9-1-2
t3 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Hocking R. Clemens 2% 81% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t3 0-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN B. Gates R. Clemens 2% 82% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN A. Ochoa R. Clemens 1% 83% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 3-0, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 3-4-5
b3 3-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  TOR J. Canseco F. Rodriguez 3% 86% Double to 1B (Fly Ball to Short RF Line)
b3 3-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  R TOR C. Delgado F. Rodriguez 5% 91% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Canseco Scores
b3 4-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O TOR J. Cruz F. Rodriguez -0% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B; Delgado to 3B
b3 4-0 1 --3 2,(0-1)  R TOR T. Fernandez F. Rodriguez 2% 93% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Delgado Scores
b3 5-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  TOR D. Fletcher F. Rodriguez 2% 94% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Fernandez to 3B
b3 5-0 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  O TOR C. Grebeck F. Rodriguez -2% 93% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
b3 5-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O TOR A. Gonzalez F. Rodriguez -1% 91% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 5.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Blue Jays' Roger Clemens facing 3-4-5
t4 0-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Molitor R. Clemens 1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t4 0-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Lawton R. Clemens 1% 94% Foul Flyball: LF (Short LF Foul)
t4 0-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Cordova R. Clemens 1% 94% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 5-0, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
b4 5-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR S. Stewart F. Rodriguez -1% 94% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b4 5-0 1 --- 10,(3-2)  O TOR S. Green F. Rodriguez -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 5-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O TOR J. Canseco F. Rodriguez -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 5.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Blue Jays' Roger Clemens facing 6-7-8
t5 0-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN T. Walker R. Clemens 1% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 0-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Steinbach R. Clemens -1% 93% Walk
t5 0-5 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Valentin R. Clemens 2% 94% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Hocking R. Clemens 1% 96% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 5-0, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
b5 5-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  TOR C. Delgado F. Rodriguez 1% 97% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)
b5 5-0 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O TOR J. Cruz F. Rodriguez -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B; Delgado to 3B
b5 5-0 1 --3 4,(0-2)  O TOR T. Fernandez F. Rodriguez -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b5 5-0 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R TOR D. Fletcher F. Rodriguez 2% 97% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Delgado Scores/No RBI/unER
b5 6-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O TOR C. Grebeck F. Rodriguez -0% 97% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 6.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-6, Blue Jays' Roger Clemens facing 1-2-3
t6 0-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN B. Gates R. Clemens -1% 96% Walk
t6 0-6 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO MIN A. Ochoa R. Clemens 3% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
t6 0-6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN P. Molitor R. Clemens 0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 6-0, Twins' Dan Serafini facing 9-1-2
Dan Serafini replaces Frankie Rodriguez pitching
b6 6-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR A. Gonzalez D. Serafini -0% 98% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b6 6-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR S. Stewart D. Serafini -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 6-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR S. Green D. Serafini -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 6.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-6, Blue Jays' Roger Clemens facing 4-5-6
t7 0-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Lawton R. Clemens 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 0-6 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN M. Cordova R. Clemens 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t7 0-6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN T. Walker R. Clemens -0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t7 0-6 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach R. Clemens 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 6-0, Twins' Dan Serafini facing 3-4-5
b7 6-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O TOR J. Canseco D. Serafini -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b7 6-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR C. Delgado D. Serafini -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b7 6-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR J. Cruz D. Serafini -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 6.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-6, Blue Jays' Roger Clemens facing 8-9-1
t8 0-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Valentin R. Clemens 0% 99% Flyball: CF
t8 0-6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Hocking R. Clemens 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 0-6 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN B. Gates R. Clemens 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 6-0, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 6-7-8
Rick Aguilera replaces Dan Serafini pitching
b8 6-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR T. Fernandez R. Aguilera -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 6-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR D. Fletcher R. Aguilera -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 6-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  TOR C. Grebeck R. Aguilera 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b8 6-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O TOR A. Gonzalez R. Aguilera -0% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 6.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-6, Blue Jays' Roger Clemens facing 2-3-4
t9 0-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN A. Ochoa R. Clemens 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 0-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN P. Molitor R. Clemens 0% 100% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
t9 0-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Lawton R. Clemens 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Blue Jays 6.

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