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1987 League Championship Series (4-1): Minnesota Twins (85-77) over Detroit Tigers (98-64)

WS: MIN-STL / ALCS: MIN-DET / NLCS: STL-SFG
 1986 ALCS /  1988 ALCS

Series Games

Game 1 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Wednesday, October 7, 1987 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Minnesota Twins)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Detroit Tigers               0  0  1    0  0  1    1  2  0     5 10  0
    Minnesota Twins              0  1  0    0  3  0    0  4  x     8 10  0

    PITCHERS: DET - Alexander, Henneman (8), Hernandez (8), King (8)
              MIN - Viola, Reardon (8)

               WP - Jeff Reardon
	       LP - Doyle Alexander
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: DET - Gibson, Heath
              MIN - Gaetti (2)

  ATTENDANCE: 53,269

Game 2 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Thursday, October 8, 1987 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Minnesota Twins)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Detroit Tigers               0  2  0    0  0  0    0  1  0     3  7  1
    Minnesota Twins              0  3  0    2  1  0    0  0  x     6  6  0

    PITCHERS: DET - Morris
              MIN - Blyleven, Berenguer (8)

               WP - Bert Blyleven
	       LP - Jack Morris
             SAVE - Juan Berenguer

   HOME RUNS: DET - Lemon, Whitaker
              MIN - Hrbek

  ATTENDANCE: 55,245

Game 3 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Saturday, October 10, 1987 at Tiger Stadium (Detroit Tigers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Minnesota Twins              0  0  0    2  0  2    2  0  0     6  8  1
    Detroit Tigers               0  0  5    0  0  0    0  2  x     7  7  0

    PITCHERS: MIN - Straker, Schatzeder (3), Berenguer (7), Reardon (8)
              DET - Terrell, Henneman (7)

               WP - Mike Henneman
	       LP - Jeff Reardon
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: MIN - Brunansky, Gagne
              DET - Sheridan

  ATTENDANCE: 49,730

Game 4 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Sunday, October 11, 1987 at Tiger Stadium (Detroit Tigers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Minnesota Twins              0  0  1    1  1  1    0  1  0     5  7  1
    Detroit Tigers               1  0  0    0  1  1    0  0  0     3  7  3

    PITCHERS: MIN - Viola, Atherton (6), Berenguer (6), Reardon (9)
              DET - Tanana, Petry (6), Thurmond (9)

               WP - Frank Viola
	       LP - Frank Tanana
             SAVE - Jeff Reardon

   HOME RUNS: MIN - Gagne, Puckett
              DET - none

  ATTENDANCE: 51,939

Game 5 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Monday, October 12, 1987 at Tiger Stadium (Detroit Tigers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Minnesota Twins              0  4  0    0  0  0    1  1  3     9 15  1
    Detroit Tigers               0  0  0    3  0  0    0  1  1     5  9  1

    PITCHERS: MIN - Blyleven, Schatzeder (7), Berenguer (8), Reardon (8)
              DET - Alexander, King (2), Henneman (7), Robinson (9)

               WP - Bert Blyleven
	       LP - Doyle Alexander
             SAVE - Jeff Reardon

   HOME RUNS: MIN - Brunansky
              DET - Lemon, Nokes

  ATTENDANCE: 47,448

Series MVP - Gary Gaetti

Series Batting Stats

Minnesota Twins Batting

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SB CS E G AB R H HR RBI SB BA OPS
Keith Atherton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 0 0 0 0 0 0
Don Baylor 2 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .900 0 0 *128 388 67 95 16 63 5 .245 .751
Juan Berenguer 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bert Blyleven 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tom Brunansky 5 17 5 7 4 0 2 9 4 3 .412 .524 1.000 1.524 0 0 0 155 532 83 138 32 85 11 .259 .841
Randy Bush 4 12 4 3 0 1 0 2 3 2 .250 .375 .417 .792 3 0 122 293 46 74 11 46 10 .253 .762
Sal Butera 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 0 0 0 *56 122 8 21 2 14 0 .172 .482
Mark Davidson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 102 150 32 40 1 14 9 .267 .648
Gary Gaetti 5 20 5 6 1 0 2 5 1 3 .300 .348 .650 .998 0 0 0 154 584 95 150 31 109 10 .257 .788
Greg Gagne 5 18 5 5 3 0 2 3 3 4 .278 .409 .778 1.187 0 0 2 137 437 68 116 10 40 6 .265 .740
Dan Gladden 5 20 5 7 2 0 0 5 2 1 .350 .458 .450 .908 0 1 0 121 438 69 109 8 38 25 .249 .673
Kent Hrbek 5 20 4 3 0 0 1 1 3 0 .150 .261 .300 .561 0 0 0 143 477 85 136 34 90 5 .285 .934
Gene Larkin 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 0 0 85 233 23 62 4 28 1 .266 .722
Tim Laudner 5 14 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 5 .071 .188 .143 .330 0 0 0 113 288 30 55 16 43 1 .191 .640
Steve Lombardozzi 5 15 2 4 0 0 0 1 2 2 .267 .353 .267 .620 0 0 1 136 432 51 103 8 38 5 .238 .650
Al Newman 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 110 307 44 68 0 29 15 .221 .601
Kirby Puckett 5 24 3 5 1 0 1 3 0 5 .208 .208 .375 .583 1 0 0 157 624 96 207 28 99 12 .332 .900
Jeff Reardon 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dan Schatzeder 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *56 12 1 2 0 0 0 .167 .397
Les Straker 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0
Frank Viola 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 66 171 34 46 13 1 8 33 20 25 .269 .359 .497 .856 4 1 162 5441 786 1422 196 113 .261 .758

Detroit Tigers Batting

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SB CS E G AB R H HR RBI SB BA OPS
Doyle Alexander 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *27 35 1 1 0 1 0 .029 .084
Dave Bergman 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .250 .200 .250 .450 0 0 0 91 172 25 47 6 22 0 .273 .832
Tom Brookens 5 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 143 444 59 107 13 59 7 .241 .671
Darrell Evans 5 17 0 5 0 0 0 0 4 2 .294 .455 .294 .749 0 0 3 150 499 90 128 34 99 6 .257 .880
Kirk Gibson 5 21 4 6 1 0 1 4 3 8 .286 .375 .476 .851 3 0 0 128 487 95 135 24 79 26 .277 .861
Johnny Grubb 4 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .571 .571 .571 1.143 0 0 59 114 9 23 2 13 0 .202 .597
Mike Heath 3 7 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 .286 .286 .714 1.000 0 0 0 93 270 34 76 8 33 1 .281 .769
Mike Henneman 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Willie Hernandez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
Larry Herndon 3 9 1 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 .333 .400 .444 .844 0 0 1 89 225 32 73 9 47 1 .324 .898
Eric King 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chet Lemon 5 18 4 5 0 0 2 4 1 4 .278 .300 .611 .911 0 0 0 146 470 75 130 20 75 0 .277 .857
Bill Madlock 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 *108 387 61 102 17 57 4 .264 .779
Jack Morris 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jim Morrison 2 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .400 .800 0 0 0 *130 465 56 116 13 65 10 .249 .684
Matt Nokes 5 14 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 4 .143 .200 .357 .557 0 0 0 135 461 69 133 32 87 2 .289 .880
Dan Petry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jeff Robinson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pat Sheridan 5 10 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 2 .300 .417 .700 1.117 1 0 0 141 421 57 109 6 49 18 .259 .688
Frank Tanana 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 0
Walt Terrell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mark Thurmond 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alan Trammell 5 20 3 4 1 0 0 2 1 2 .200 .238 .250 .488 0 0 1 151 597 109 205 28 105 21 .343 .953
Lou Whitaker 5 17 4 3 0 0 1 1 7 3 .176 .417 .353 .770 1 0 0 149 604 110 160 16 59 13 .265 .768
Totals 72 167 23 40 4 0 7 21 18 35 .240 .321 .389 .710 5 0 162 5649 896 1535 225 106 .272 .800

Minnesota Twins Pitching

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
G GS ERA W L SV CG IP H R ER BB SO WHIP G GS ERA W L SV IP H BB SO WHIP
Keith Atherton 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 3.000 59 0 4.54 7 5 2 79.1 81 30 51 1.399
Juan Berenguer 4 0 1.50 0 0 1 0 6.0 1 1 1 3 6 0.667 47 6 3.94 8 1 4 112.0 100 47 110 1.313
Bert Blyleven 2 2 4.05 2 0 0 0 13.1 12 6 6 3 9 1.125 37 37 4.01 15 12 0 267.0 249 101 196 1.311
Jeff Reardon 4 0 5.06 1 1 2 0 5.1 7 3 3 3 5 1.875 63 0 4.48 8 8 31 80.1 70 28 83 1.220
Dan Schatzeder 2 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 4.1 2 0 0 0 5 0.462 *56 1 5.31 6 2 0 81.1 104 32 58 1.672
Les Straker 1 1 16.88 0 0 0 0 2.2 3 5 5 4 1 2.625 31 26 4.37 8 10 0 154.1 150 59 76 1.354
Frank Viola 2 2 5.25 1 0 0 0 12.0 14 8 7 5 9 1.583 36 36 2.90 17 10 0 251.2 230 66 197 1.176
Totals 16 5 4.50 4 1 3 0 44.0 40 23 22 18 35 1.318 162 162 4.628 85 77 1427.1 1465 564 990 1.422

Detroit Tigers Pitching

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
G GS ERA W L SV CG IP H R ER BB SO WHIP G GS ERA W L SV IP H BB SO WHIP
Doyle Alexander 2 2 10.00 0 2 0 0 9.0 14 10 10 1 5 1.667 *27 27 3.01 14 10 0 206.0 178 53 108 1.121
Mike Henneman 3 0 10.80 1 0 0 0 5.0 6 6 6 6 3 2.400 55 0 2.98 11 3 7 96.2 86 30 75 1.200
Willie Hernandez 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 6.000 45 0 3.67 3 4 8 49.0 53 20 30 1.490
Eric King 2 0 1.69 0 0 0 0 5.1 3 1 1 2 4 0.938 55 4 4.89 6 9 9 116.0 111 60 89 1.474
Jack Morris 1 1 6.75 0 1 0 1 8.0 6 6 6 3 7 1.125 34 34 3.38 18 11 0 266.0 227 93 208 1.203
Dan Petry 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 3.1 1 1 0 0 1 0.300 30 21 5.61 9 7 0 134.2 148 76 93 1.663
Jeff Robinson 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 3.000 29 21 5.37 9 6 0 127.1 132 54 98 1.461
Frank Tanana 1 1 5.06 0 1 0 0 5.1 6 4 3 4 1 1.875 34 34 3.91 15 10 0 218.2 216 56 146 1.244
Walt Terrell 1 1 9.00 0 0 0 0 6.0 7 6 6 4 4 1.833 35 35 4.05 17 10 0 244.2 254 94 143 1.422
Mark Thurmond 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 48 0 4.23 0 1 5 61.2 83 24 21 1.735
Totals 14 5 6.70 1 4 0 1 43.0 46 34 32 20 25 1.535 162 162 4.024 98 64 1456.0 1430 563 976 1.369

WS: MIN-STL / ALCS: MIN-DET / NLCS: STL-SFG
 1986 ALCS /  1988 ALCS

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