The Finals – 1991 Twins vs 1965 Twins; Game 5

1991 Twins 5, 1965 Twins 2

The 1965 Twins struck first when Jimmie Hall tripled home Zoilo Versalles in the first. As it turned out, the first inning run was the only run Kevin Tapani allowed in seven innings pitched. Kent Hrbek tied the game with a lead off home run off of Mudcat Grant in the fourth inning, the Twins added another run when Mike Pagliarulo knocked in Chili Davis with a ground out. The one run lead was enough to carry the 1991 Twins into the seventh inning when, thanks to a couple of errors by Johnny Klippenstein, the 1991 team was able to add three runs to their lead. Hall’s solo home run off of Steve Bedrosian in the ninth was too little too late for the 1965 Twins, who are more than happy to head west to Bloomington for Game 6. 1991 Twins lead the series 3-2.

Box and play-by-play below the fold.

6/28/2007, Min65-Min91, Metrodome

                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1965 Twins             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1     2  6  3     4  2
1991 Twins             0  0  0  2  0  0  3  0  x     5 10  0     7  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  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  .333    1  3  0  0
Rollins           3b  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .250    1  3  0  0
Oliva             rf  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .200    3  0  0  0
Hall              cf  4  1  3  2  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .350    3  0  1  0
Killebrew         dh  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .077    0  0  0  0
Mincher           1b  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .091    9  1  0  0
Allison           lf  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .267    2  0  0  0
Battey            c   3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .200    2  0  0  0
Kindall           2b  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .143    2  4  0  0
 Valdespino       ph  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .500    0  0  0  0
 Quilici          2b  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
Grant             p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    1  1  0  0
 Klippstein       p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  2  0
                     31  2  6  2  0  1  1  2  4  0  1  0  0  0  0         24 12  3  0

Twins                AB  R  H BI  D  T HR BB  K SB CS IW HP SH SF   AVG   PO  A  E PB
Gladden           lf  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .053    2  0  0  0
 Bush             ph  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .667    1  0  0  0
Knoblauch         2b  4  1  3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .476    2  3  0  0
Puckett           cf  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .381    4  0  0  0
Hrbek             1b  4  1  2  2  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .316    4  1  0  0
Davis             dh  4  1  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .286    0  0  0  0
Harper            c   4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .067    4  0  0  0
Mack              rf  4  0  1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .235    5  0  0  0
Pagliarulo        3b  3  1  1  1  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .455    2  1  0  0
Gagne             ss  4  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .176    1  1  0  0
Tapani            p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .333    2  1  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  5 10  4  2  0  1  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0         27  7  0  0

Twins                            INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   BF HR IW HP WP DP   ERA
Grant            L 1-1           6.0  9  4  2  1  1  80  47   27  1  0  0  0  1  1.80
Klippstein                       2.0  1  1  0  0  0  21  15    9  0  0  0  0  1  7.36
                                 8.0 10  5  2  1  1 101  62   36  1  0  0  0  2 

Twins                            INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   BF HR IW HP WP DP   ERA
Tapani           W 1-1           7.0  4  1  1  2  3 109  66   25  0  0  0  0  1  3.00
Bedrosian                        1.1  2  1  1  0  1  19  11    6  1  0  0  0  0  3.86
Aguilera                         0.2  0  0  0  0  0   7   3    2  0  0  0  0  0  5.40
                                 9.0  6  2  2  2  4 135  80   33  1  0  0  0  1 

Min: Valdespino batted for Kindall in the 8th
     Quilici inserted at 2b in the 8th
Min: Bush batted for Gladden in the 7th
     Bush moved to lf in the 8th

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

**************  Top of the 1st inning, Twins batting
 0-0  0 --- 22  Versalles lined a single between third and short (BCBSFX)
 0-0  0 1-- 11  Rollins flied out to left (111BbpCX)
 0-0  1 1-- 22  Oliva flied out to right (BCSBX)
 0-0  2 1-- 32  Hall lined a triple down the right field line, Versalles
                  scored (11CBSBFB>X)
 1-0  2 --3 31  Killebrew walked (BFBBB)
 1-0  2 1-3 10  Mincher grounded out to second (BX)

**************  Bottom of the 1st inning, Twins batting
 1-0  0 --- 21  Gladden grounded out to third (CBBX)
 1-0  1 --- 01  Knoblauch lined a double to right center (FX)
 1-0  1 -2- 11  Puckett grounded out to second, Knoblauch to third (BFX)
 1-0  2 --3 10  Hrbek flied out to left (BX)

**************  Top of the 2nd inning, Twins batting
 1-0  0 --- 00  Allison grounded out to the mound (X)
 1-0  1 --- 32  Battey grounded out to third (BBFSBX)
 1-0  2 --- 22  Kindall flied out to center (CFBBX)

**************  Bottom of the 2nd inning, Twins batting
 1-0  0 --- 00  Davis reached on an infield single to first (X)
 1-0  0 1-- 10  Harper grounded into a double play, Grant to Kindall to
                  Mincher (BX)
 1-0  2 --- 00  Mack flied out to center (X)

**************  Top of the 3rd inning, Twins batting
 1-0  0 --- 32  Versalles lined a single to left center (CBFBBX)
 1-0  0 1-- 01  Versalles was caught stealing second after being picked
                  off first by Tapani (Cb1)
 1-0  1 --- 12  Rollins struck out (Cb1.CBS)
 1-0  2 --- 00  Oliva flied out to center (X)

**************  Bottom of the 3rd inning, Twins batting
 1-0  0 --- 10  Pagliarulo grounded a single up the middle (BX)
 1-0  0 1-- 00  Gagne flied out to right (X)
 1-0  1 1-- 20  Gladden popped out to first (BBX)
 1-0  2 1-- 22  Knoblauch grounded a single up the middle, Pagliarulo to
                  second (BBCFX)
 1-0  2 12- 10  Puckett flied out to center (BX)

**************  Top of the 4th inning, Twins batting
 1-0  0 --- 00  Hall popped out to third (X)
 1-0  1 --- 00  Killebrew grounded out to second (X)
 1-0  2 --- 02  Mincher flied out to right (SSX)

**************  Bottom of the 4th inning, Twins batting
 1-0  0 --- 11  Hrbek homered deep to right (BCX)
 1-1  0 --- 10  Davis lined a single to right center (BX)
 1-1  0 1-- 11  Harper lined out to right (BCX)
 1-1  1 1-- 32  Mack grounded a double down the third base line, Davis to
                  third (BFBBFX)
 1-1  1 -23 21  Pagliarulo grounded out to third, Davis scored, Mack to
                  third (SBBX)
 1-2  2 --3 32  Gagne grounded out to first (BBBCSFFX)

**************  Top of the 5th inning, Twins batting
 1-2  0 --- 30  Allison walked (BBBB)
 1-2  0 1-- 01  Battey popped out on a bunt to the mound (Sb1Xb)
 1-2  1 1-- 12  Kindall grounded into a double play, Gagne to Knoblauch
                  to Hrbek (SBCX)

**************  Bottom of the 5th inning, Twins batting
 1-2  0 --- 22  Gladden struck out (CCBBS)
 1-2  1 --- 01  Knoblauch lined a single to right center (CX)
 1-2  1 1-- 00  Puckett lined out to right (X)
 1-2  2 1-- 10  Hrbek flied out to center (BX)

**************  Top of the 6th inning, Twins batting
 1-2  0 --- 12  Versalles popped out to right (SSFFBX)
 1-2  1 --- 12  Rollins popped out to third (BFFX)
 1-2  2 --- 31  Oliva flied out to left (BBCBX)

**************  Bottom of the 6th inning, Twins batting
 1-2  0 --- 20  Davis popped out to third (BBX)
 1-2  1 --- 01  Harper popped out to the catcher (CX)
 1-2  2 --- 10  Mack grounded out to short (BX)

**************  Top of the 7th inning, Twins batting
 1-2  0 --- 32  Hall lined a single up the middle (SSBFBBX)
 1-2  0 1-- 32  Killebrew flied out to center (BBFBSFX)
 1-2  1 1-- 32  Mincher struck out (FFBBBFFS)
 1-2  2 1-- 22  Allison struck out (1BCBSFS)

**************  Bottom of the 7th inning, Twins batting
 1-2  0 --- 31  Pagliarulo walked (BBBCB)
 1-2  0 1-- 12  Gagne reached on an infield single to the pitcher,
                  Pagliarulo to second (FBFX)
                Klippstein now pitching
                Bush pinch hitting for Gladden
 1-2  0 12- 11  Pagliarulo scored, Gagne to third, Bush to first on an
                  error by the pitcher Klippstein (BSX)
 1-3  0 1-3 11  Knoblauch grounded to second, forcing Bush at second,
                  Gagne scored, Bush out at second, Knoblauch to first
                  (CBX)
 1-4  1 1-- 22  Knoblauch to second, Puckett to first on an error by the
                  pitcher Klippstein (BBCCX)
 1-4  1 12- 00  Hrbek lined a single up the middle, Knoblauch scored,
                  Puckett to third (>X)
 1-5  1 1-3 10  Davis grounded into a double play, Rollins to Kindall to
                  Mincher (BX)

**************  Top of the 8th inning, Twins batting
                Bedrosian now pitching
                Bush moved to left field
 1-5  0 --- 11  Battey grounded a single up the middle (CBX)
                Valdespino pinch hitting for Kindall
 1-5  0 1-- 12  Valdespino struck out (CFBS)
 1-5  1 1-- 32  Versalles flied out to right (BBSBFX)
 1-5  2 1-- 10  Rollins popped out to second (BX)

**************  Bottom of the 8th inning, Twins batting
                Quilici now playing second base
 1-5  0 --- 10  Harper grounded out to short (BX)
 1-5  1 --- 02  Mack lined out to left (CSX)
 1-5  2 --- 00  Pagliarulo to first on an error by the center fielder
                  Hall (X)
 1-5  2 1-- 00  Gagne grounded out to short (X)

**************  Top of the 9th inning, Twins batting
 1-5  0 --- 10  Oliva flied out to left (BX)
 1-5  1 --- 10  Hall homered deep down the right field line (BX)
                Aguilera now pitching
 2-5  1 --- 21  Killebrew flied out to right (FBBX)
 2-5  2 --- 20  Mincher flied out to center (BBX)
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One Response to The Finals – 1991 Twins vs 1965 Twins; Game 5

  1. Beau says:

    Wondering if you slyly picked a “home team wins every game” series :)

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