The Finals – 1991 Twins vs 1965 Twins; Game 4

1991 Twins 9, 1965 Twins 7

Once again the Metrodome hosted a game with a lot of runs scored, and the 1991 Twins used a six-run fourth inning off of Jim Kaat to hold on and even the series. The score was tied 1-1 heading into the bottom of the fourth. The numbers for that inning:

11 men batted
6 runs
5 hits (three singles – Harper, Knoblauch, Puckett; two triples – Puckett, Gladden)
1 sacrifice fly (Gagne)
2 walks (Hrbek, Leius)
1 hit by pitch (Mack)

The 1965 team made it interesting with a three-run eighth inning, but ultimately failed in their attempt to comeback. The series is tied 2-2.

Box and play-by-play below the fold.

 6/27/2007, Min65-Min91, Metrodome

                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1965 Twins             0  0  0  1  2  0  0  3  1     7  9  2     5  1
1991 Twins             0  0  1  6  0  0  2  0  x     9 11  1     8  1

Twins                AB  R  H BI  D  T HR BB  K SB CS IW HP SH SF   AVG   PO  A  E PB
Versalles         ss  4  1  1  1  1  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .286    1  5  0  0
Rollins           3b  4  1  1  1  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  .313    1  1  0  0
Oliva             rf  5  2  2  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .250    2  0  0  0
Hall              cf  4  0  2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .250    5  0  0  0
Killebrew         dh  3  0  0  1  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .100    0  0  0  0
Allison           lf  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .308    1  0  0  0
Mincher           1b  4  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .143   10  0  1  0
Battey            c   3  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .167    3  0  0  0
Kindall           2b  3  0  1  1  1  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .167    1  4  1  0
 Valdespino       ph  1  1  1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 1.000    0  0  0  0
Kaat              p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
 Boswell          p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  1  0  0
 Perry            p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
                     35  7  9  6  4  0  0  3  3  0  0  0  0  0  1         24 11  2  0

Twins                AB  R  H BI  D  T HR BB  K SB CS IW HP SH SF   AVG   PO  A  E PB
Gladden           lf  5  1  1  2  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .063    3  0  0  0
Knoblauch         2b  5  0  2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .412    1  3  0  0
Puckett           cf  5  2  4  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .471    7  0  0  0
Davis             dh  4  0  0  1  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .200    0  0  0  0
Harper            c   5  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .091    3  0  0  0
Mack              rf  2  2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  .231    5  0  0  0
Hrbek             1b  3  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .267    8  0  0  0
Leius             3b  3  2  2  3  0  1  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .429    0  2  0  0
Gagne             ss  3  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  .154    0  2  1  0
West              p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  1  0  0
 Guthrie          p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
 Bedrosian        p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
 Aguilera         p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
                     35  9 11  9  0  3  0  3  2  0  0  0  2  0  1         27  8  1  0

Twins                            INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   BF HR IW HP WP DP   ERA
Kaat             L 1-1           3.2  4  7  7  2  0  53  31   19  0  0  1  0  0  7.11
Boswell                          3.2  7  2  0  1  2  76  49   21  0  0  1  0  0  0.00
Perry                            0.2  0  0  0  0  0   2   1    1  0  0  0  0  1  0.00
                                 8.0 11  9  7  3  2 131  81   41  0  0  2  0  1 

Twins                            INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   BF HR IW HP WP DP   ERA
West             W 1-0           7.0  6  5  4  3  3 105  61   30  0  0  0  0  0  5.14
Guthrie                          0.0  1  1  0  0  0   2   1    1  0  0  0  0  0  0.00
Bedrosian        H 1             1.0  0  0  0  0  0  12   7    3  0  0  0  0  1  0.00
Aguilera         S 1             1.0  2  1  1  0  0  18  11    5  0  0  0  1  0  9.00
                                 9.0  9  7  5  3  3 137  80   39  0  0  0  1  1 

Min: Valdespino batted for Kindall in the 9th

GWRBI: Davis
Temperature: 70, Wind: none.
Score O Rnr BS  Event
----- - --- --  -----

**************  Top of the 1st inning, Twins batting
 0-0  0 --- 01  Versalles flied out to right (FbX)
 0-0  1 --- 11  Rollins grounded out to second (CBX)
 0-0  2 --- 11  Oliva grounded out to second (CBX)

**************  Bottom of the 1st inning, Twins batting
 0-0  0 --- 00  Gladden flied out to right (X)
 0-0  1 --- 00  Knoblauch flied out to center (X)
 0-0  2 --- 21  Puckett flied out to center (CBBX)

**************  Top of the 2nd inning, Twins batting
 0-0  0 --- 21  Hall flied out to left (BFBX)
 0-0  1 --- 10  Killebrew flied out to right (BX)
 0-0  2 --- 31  Allison grounded out to first (BBCBX)

**************  Bottom of the 2nd inning, Twins batting
 0-0  0 --- 02  Davis flied out to center (CCFX)
 0-0  1 --- 00  Harper popped out to the catcher (X)
 0-0  2 --- 22  Mack to first on an error by the second baseman Kindall
                  (BCFBX)
 0-0  2 1-- 11  Hrbek grounded to short, forcing Mack at second (CBpX)

**************  Top of the 3rd inning, Twins batting
 0-0  0 --- 12  Mincher struck out (SBFS)
 0-0  1 --- 10  Battey grounded out to short (BX)
 0-0  2 --- 22  Kindall flied out to center (SBCBX)

**************  Bottom of the 3rd inning, Twins batting
 0-0  0 --- 22  Leius lined a triple down the first base line (BCBSX)
 0-0  0 --3 21  Gagne grounded out to second, Leius scored (BFBX)
 0-1  1 --- 00  Gladden grounded out to second (X)
 0-1  2 --- 00  Knoblauch popped out to right (X)

**************  Top of the 4th inning, Twins batting
 0-1  0 --- 00  Versalles flied out to center (X)
 0-1  1 --- 12  Rollins struck out (BCSS)
 0-1  2 --- 01  Oliva lined a double to right center (CX)
 0-1  2 -2- 10  Hall grounded a single between third and short, Oliva
                  scored (BX)
 1-1  2 1-- 30  Killebrew walked, Hall to second (BBBB)
 1-1  2 12- 30  Allison flied out to center (BBBX)

**************  Bottom of the 4th inning, Twins batting
 1-1  0 --- 20  Puckett lined a triple to left center (BBX)
 1-1  0 --3 11  Davis grounded out to third, Puckett scored (BFX)
 1-2  1 --- 00  Harper lined a single up the middle (X)
 1-2  1 1-- 02  Mack was hit by a pitch, Harper to second (CFH)
 1-2  1 12- 31  Hrbek walked, Harper to third, Mack to second (CBBBB)
 1-2  1 123 30  Leius walked, Harper scored, Mack to third, Hrbek to
                  second (BBBB)
 1-3  1 123 10  Gagne hit a sacrifice fly to left, Mack scored, Hrbek to
                  third (BX)
 1-4  2 1-3 01  Gladden tripled deep to right center, Hrbek scored, Leius
                  scored (CX)
                Boswell now pitching
 1-6  2 --3 20  Knoblauch grounded a single between third and short,
                  Gladden scored (BBX)
 1-7  2 1-- 21  Puckett reached on an infield single to the pitcher,
                  Knoblauch to second (CBBX)
 1-7  2 12- 02  Davis grounded out to second (CSFX)

**************  Top of the 5th inning, Twins batting
 1-7  0 --- 12  Mincher grounded a single to left (CBCX)
 1-7  0 1-- 32  Battey walked, Mincher to second (BFFBBB)
 1-7  0 12- 11  Kindall lined a double to right center, Mincher scored,
                  Battey to third (BSX)
 2-7  0 -23 10  Versalles grounded out to the mound (BX)
 2-7  1 -23 12  Rollins hit a sacrifice fly to right, Battey scored,
                  Kindall to third (FBFFX)
 3-7  2 --3 00  Oliva grounded out to third (X)

**************  Bottom of the 5th inning, Twins batting
 3-7  0 --- 11  Harper grounded out to short (CBX)
 3-7  1 --- 00  Mack lined a single to shallow left (X)
 3-7  1 1-- 22  Hrbek struck out (1BSFBS)
 3-7  2 1-- 22  Leius struck out (BB+1FFS)

**************  Top of the 6th inning, Twins batting
 3-7  0 --- 22  Hall flied out to center (BCSBX)
 3-7  1 --- 11  Killebrew flied out to center (BFX)
 3-7  2 --- 11  Allison grounded out to third (CBX)

**************  Bottom of the 6th inning, Twins batting
 3-7  0 --- 10  Gagne grounded out to second (BX)
 3-7  1 --- 12  Gladden flied out to center (FCBX)
 3-7  2 --- 11  Knoblauch flied out to center (SBX)

**************  Top of the 7th inning, Twins batting
 3-7  0 --- 11  Mincher flied out to right (BCX)
 3-7  1 --- 22  Battey flied out to center (BBCFX)
 3-7  2 --- 02  Kindall struck out (CCFS)

**************  Bottom of the 7th inning, Twins batting
 3-7  0 --- 02  Puckett reached on an infield single to second (CCFX)
 3-7  0 1-- 30  Davis grounded out to the mound, Puckett to second (BBBX)
 3-7  1 -2- 01  Harper grounded out to short (FX)
 3-7  2 -2- 01  Mack was hit by a pitch (CH)
 3-7  2 12- 01  Puckett to third, Mack to second, Hrbek to first on an
                  error by the first baseman Mincher (CX)
 3-7  2 123 01  Leius lined a single to right center, Puckett scored,
                  Mack scored, Hrbek to third (SX)
 3-9  2 1-3 11  Gagne grounded out to short (CBX)

**************  Top of the 8th inning, Twins batting
 3-9  0 --- 31  Versalles walked (BBCBB)
 3-9  0 1-- 22  Rollins grounded a single between third and short,
                  Versalles to second (FBFBX)
 3-9  0 12- 21  Oliva lined a single between first and second, Versalles
                  scored, Rollins to second (BBCX)
                Guthrie now pitching
 4-9  0 12- 10  Hall lined a single to shallow left, Rollins to third,
                  Oliva to second (BX)
                Bedrosian now pitching
 4-9  0 123 31  Rollins scored, Oliva to third, Hall to second, Killebrew
                  to first on an error by the shortstop Gagne (BCBBX)
 5-9  0 123 12  Allison grounded into a double play, Gagne to Knoblauch
                  to Hrbek, Oliva scored, Hall to third (BCFX)
 6-9  2 --3 11  Mincher flied out to left (CBX)

**************  Bottom of the 8th inning, Twins batting
 6-9  0 --- 32  Gladden popped out to third (CFBBFBX)
 6-9  1 --- 22  Knoblauch reached on an infield single to second (CFBBX)
 6-9  1 1-- 12  Puckett singled to left center, Knoblauch to third (CBCFX)
 6-9  1 1-3 32  Davis walked, Puckett to second (BFBBSB)
                Perry now pitching
 6-9  1 123 10  Harper grounded into a double play, Versalles to Mincher
                  (BX)

**************  Top of the 9th inning, Twins batting
                Aguilera now pitching
 6-9  0 --- 01  Battey flied out to right (FX)
                Valdespino pinch hitting for Kindall
 6-9  1 --- 32  Valdespino lined a double to left center (BBCFBX)
 6-9  1 -2- 10  Versalles doubled deep to center, Valdespino scored (BX)
 7-9  1 -2- 00  Aguilera threw a wild pitch, Versalles to third (B)
 7-9  1 --3 20  Rollins flied out to center (B.BX)
 7-9  2 --3 12  Oliva flied out to left (CBFFX)
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5 Responses to The Finals – 1991 Twins vs 1965 Twins; Game 4

  1. Beau says:

    Jacko doesn’t get to start three games?

  2. Scot says:

    I figured you would catch that.

    He was in the red. In any event, because of the previous rounds, it would have been Tapani (he started Game 1) if anybody, but all three of the starters were in the red, so it was West for Game 4, lining up Morris for Game 7.

  3. Beau says:

    or, better yet, Tapani?

  4. Beau says:

    Gotcha

  5. Beau says:

    I didn’t realize you were carrying over from previous rounds. Either way, Tapani was the best pitcher that year anyway, and Diamond Mind doesn’t factor in Morris’s intangibles :o)

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