1987 Twins vs 2009 Twins: Game 4

Viola Shuts 2009 Twins Down; Gaetti, Gagne, and Lombo Provide Offense

The 1987 Twins can now clinch a series win on their home field. They earned that opportunity with a 6-1 win in Game 4 of the series.

Frank Viola went the distance. He allowed a single run. That came in the top of the first inning. With runners at first and second, Justin Morneau hit a single up the middle to score Orlando Cabrera. As it turned out, that is all the 2009 Twins offense would get.

The ’87 team answered with a solo home run by Gary Gaetti to lead off the second inning. The score remained tied at one until the bottom of the fifth, when Steve Lombardozzi hit his second home run of the series, this time out-of-the-park, to put his team ahead. Gaetti knocked in his second run of the game with a single in the sixth to make the score 3-1, with all three runs coming at the expense of ’09 starter Kevin Slowey.

The ’87 Twins added some insurance when Matt Guerrier entered the game in the seventh inning. With runners at first and second, Greg Gagne capped the scoring with a three-run home run to left-center field that made the final score 6-1.

Bert Blyleven will take the hill for the ’87 team in an attempt to wrap up the series. Scott Baker will be the opposition for Game Five.

Box and Play-by-Play below the fold.

6/12/2010, Min09-Min87, Metrodome

                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2009 Twins             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0     1  6  0     6  0
1987 Twins             0  1  0  0  1  1  3  0  x     6 12  0     7  2

Twins                AB  R  H BI  D  T HR BB  K SB CS IW HP SH SF   AVG   PO  A  E PB
Span              lf  4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .200    3  0  0  0
Cabrera,O         ss  4  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .267    2  3  0  0
Mauer             c   3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  .267    4  0  0  0
Morneau           1b  4  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .333    9  1  0  0
Cuddyer           rf  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  .182    2  0  0  0
Kubel             dh  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .231    0  0  0  0
 Redmond          ph  1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 1.000    0  0  0  0
Gomez             cf  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  .222    2  0  0  0
 Young,Delm       ph  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
Tolbert           2b  3  0  1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .167    1  4  0  0
Harris,B          3b  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  3  0  0
Slowey            p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    1  0  0  0
 Guerrier         p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
 Dickey           p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
                     31  1  6  1  1  0  0  2  4  0  0  1  1  0  0         24 11  0  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  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .158    1  0  0  0
Gagne             ss  4  2  3  3  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .412    1  4  0  0
Puckett           cf  4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .353    3  0  0  0
Hrbek             1b  4  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .500    9  2  0  0
Gaetti            3b  4  1  2  2  0  0  1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .235    1  4  0  0
Smalley           dh  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .286    0  0  0  0
Brunansky         rf  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .313    2  0  0  0
Lombardozzi       2b  4  1  1  1  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .333    4  3  0  0
Laudner           c   4  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  .200    4  0  0  1
Viola             p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    2  0  0  0
                     36  6 12  6  0  0  3  1  4  0  0  0  0  0  0         27 13  0  1

Twins                            INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   BF HR IW HP WP DP   ERA
Slowey           L 0-1           6.0  7  3  3  0  2  66  53   25  2  0  0  0  0  4.50
Guerrier                         0.1  4  3  3  0  0  25  16    5  1  0  0  0  0 16.88
Dickey                           1.2  1  0  0  1  2  25  14    7  0  0  0  0  0  1.93
                                 8.0 12  6  6  1  4 116  83   37  3  0  0  0  0 

Twins                            INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   BF HR IW HP WP DP   ERA
Viola            W 1-1           9.0  6  1  1  2  4 117  76   34  0  1  1  0  2  1.59
                                 9.0  6  1  1  2  4 117  76   34  0  1  1  0  2 

Min: Redmond batted for Kubel in the 9th
     Young,Delm batted for Gomez in the 9th

GWRBI: Lombardozzi
Temperature: 70, Wind: none.
                      1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2009 Twins             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0     1  6  0     6  0
1987 Twins             0  1  0  0  1  1  3  0  x     6 12  0     7  2

Score O Rnr BS  Event
----- - --- --  -----

**************  Top of the 1st inning, Twins batting
 0-0  0 --- 10  Span grounded out to second (BX)
 0-0  1 --- 22  Cabrera,O lined a single to shallow right (BCFBFFFX)
 0-0  1 1-- 11  Mauer was hit by a pitch, Cabrera,O to second (BCH)
 0-0  1 12- 11  Morneau grounded a single up the middle, Cabrera,O
                  scored, Mauer to second (BCX)
 1-0  1 12- 12  Cuddyer grounded into a double play, Gagne to Lombardozzi
                  to Hrbek (CBFFFX)

**************  Bottom of the 1st inning, Twins batting
 1-0  0 --- 00  Gladden lined a single to shallow right (X)
 1-0  0 1-- 00  Gagne grounded to second, forcing Gladden at second,
                  Gagne to first (X)
 1-0  1 1-- 01  Puckett flied out to center (CX)
 1-0  2 1-- 01  Hrbek flied out to right (FX)

**************  Top of the 2nd inning, Twins batting
 1-0  0 --- 22  Kubel grounded out to first (CCFBFBX)
 1-0  1 --- 12  Gomez struck out (FCFBS)
 1-0  2 --- 21  Tolbert doubled deep to right center (BBSX)
 1-0  2 -2- 31  Harris,B walked (BBCBB)
 1-0  2 12- 10  Span grounded to third, forcing Tolbert at third (BX)

**************  Bottom of the 2nd inning, Twins batting
 1-0  0 --- 02  Gaetti homered deep to left (FFX)
 1-1  0 --- 01  Smalley grounded out to second (CX)
 1-1  1 --- 00  Brunansky grounded out to short (X)
 1-1  2 --- 22  Lombardozzi grounded out to second (BCBFX)

**************  Top of the 3rd inning, Twins batting
 1-1  0 --- 32  Cabrera,O grounded out to short (BBBCCX)
 1-1  1 --- 00  Mauer reached on an infield single to first (X)
 1-1  1 1-- 01  Morneau grounded to third, forcing Mauer at second,
                  Morneau to first (CX)
 1-1  2 1-- 01  Laudner allowed a passed ball, Morneau to second (CB)
 1-1  2 -2- 31  Cuddyer was walked intentionally (CB.III)
 1-1  2 12- 12  Kubel grounded to short, forcing Cuddyer at second (FCFBX)

**************  Bottom of the 3rd inning, Twins batting
 1-1  0 --- 02  Laudner struck out (SSFFS)
 1-1  1 --- 01  Gladden grounded out to first (FbX)
 1-1  2 --- 00  Gagne lined a single to left center (X)
 1-1  2 1-- 11  Puckett popped out to left (CBX)

**************  Top of the 4th inning, Twins batting
 1-1  0 --- 12  Gomez grounded out to short (CBCX)
 1-1  1 --- 11  Tolbert popped out to short (CBX)
 1-1  2 --- 10  Harris,B flied out to center (BX)

**************  Bottom of the 4th inning, Twins batting
 1-1  0 --- 12  Hrbek struck out (SBFS)
 1-1  1 --- 11  Gaetti grounded out to third (BCX)
 1-1  2 --- 01  Smalley grounded out to short (FX)

**************  Top of the 5th inning, Twins batting
 1-1  0 --- 20  Span flied out to right (BBX)
 1-1  1 --- 01  Cabrera,O grounded out to third (FX)
 1-1  2 --- 00  Mauer grounded out to first (X)

**************  Bottom of the 5th inning, Twins batting
 1-1  0 --- 01  Brunansky popped out to second (FX)
 1-1  1 --- 32  Lombardozzi homered deep down the right field line
                  (BCSBBFX)
 1-2  1 --- 00  Laudner grounded out to second (X)
 1-2  2 --- 00  Gladden lined out to left (X)

**************  Top of the 6th inning, Twins batting
 1-2  0 --- 00  Morneau grounded out to third (X)
 1-2  1 --- 00  Cuddyer flied out to center (X)
 1-2  2 --- 22  Kubel struck out (BBFFS)

**************  Bottom of the 6th inning, Twins batting
 1-2  0 --- 01  Gagne lined a single to left center (CX)
 1-2  0 1-- 02  Puckett flied out to center (CFX)
 1-2  1 1-- 32  Hrbek lined a single to left center, Gagne to third
                  (BBBCFX)
 1-2  1 1-3 00  Gaetti grounded a single up the middle, Gagne scored,
                  Hrbek to second (X)
 1-3  1 12- 21  Smalley flied out to left (BFBX)
 1-3  2 12- 01  Brunansky popped out to short (CX)

**************  Top of the 7th inning, Twins batting
 1-3  0 --- 22  Gomez struck out (CSBBS)
 1-3  1 --- 11  Tolbert flied out to right (BFX)
 1-3  2 --- 11  Harris,B flied out to center (FBX)

**************  Bottom of the 7th inning, Twins batting
                Guerrier now pitching
 1-3  0 --- 32  Lombardozzi grounded out to third (SFFBBFFFBX)
 1-3  1 --- 12  Laudner grounded a single between third and short (SFBX)
 1-3  1 1-- 20  Gladden lined a single to shallow left, Laudner to second
                  (BBX)
 1-3  1 12- 32  Gagne homered deep to left center, Laudner scored,
                  Gladden scored (BSSBBFX)
 1-6  1 --- 00  Puckett lined a single to right center (X)
                Dickey now pitching
 1-6  1 1-- 20  Hrbek grounded a single between first and second, Puckett
                  to second (BBX)
 1-6  1 12- 02  Gaetti struck out (CCC)
 1-6  2 12- 32  Smalley walked, Puckett to third, Hrbek to second
                  (BCBFB>B)
 1-6  2 123 10  Brunansky flied out to right (BX)

**************  Top of the 8th inning, Twins batting
 1-6  0 --- 00  Span reached on an infield single to short (X)
 1-6  0 1-- 12  Cabrera,O grounded into a double play, Gaetti to
                  Lombardozzi to Hrbek (CCBX)
 1-6  2 --- 00  Mauer grounded out to first (X)

**************  Bottom of the 8th inning, Twins batting
 1-6  0 --- 12  Lombardozzi grounded out to short (FFBX)
 1-6  1 --- 22  Laudner struck out (BSCBC)
 1-6  2 --- 10  Gladden grounded out to third (BX)

**************  Top of the 9th inning, Twins batting
 1-6  0 --- 22  Morneau popped out to first (FBBCX)
 1-6  1 --- 02  Cuddyer flied out to left (CFX)
                Redmond pinch hitting for Kubel
 1-6  2 --- 00  Redmond lined a single to left center (X)
                Young,Delm pinch hitting for Gomez
 1-6  2 1-- 22  Young,Delm struck out (SSBBS)


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