Minnesota Twins 5, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 75
Played on Monday, June 22, 1998 (N) at Astrodome

MIN A    0  1  1    2  0  0    0  0  1  -   5 10  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    3  0  0  -   3  4  0
Minnesota Twins              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Nixon cf                      4   2   2   0       1   0       1   0
Gates 3b                      5   0   0   0       0   1       0   4
Lawton rf                     5   0   2   2       0   0       8   0
Cordova lf                    5   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Merced 1b                     4   1   1   0       0   1      10   0
Steinbach c                   4   1   1   1       0   1       5   0
Walker 2b                     3   0   1   0       1   0       0   3
Hocking ss                    4   1   1   1       0   1       2   3
Milton p                      3   0   1   1       0   2       0   0
  Trombley p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stahoviak ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Aguilera p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   5  10   5       2   8      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Hocking-Merced.

BATTING - 
2B: Walker (20,off Lima); Lawton 2 (17,off Lima,off Harris); Merced (11,off
Lima).
HR: Steinbach (4,2nd inning off Lima 0 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Merced (1,2nd base off Henry/Ausmus); Nixon (15,3rd base off Harris/Ausmus).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   0       0   4
Gutierrez ss                  4   0   0   0       0   0       3   3
Bell rf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       9   2
Alou lf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Everett cf                    3   1   0   0       1   0       2   0
Berry 3b                      2   1   0   0       1   2       1   2
  Spiers ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ausmus c                      2   1   1   3       1   1       7   0
Lima p                        2   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Phillips ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Harris p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   3   4   3       3   5      27  11

BATTING - 
HR: Ausmus (3,7th inning off Trombley 2 on 2 out).
HBP: Biggio (13,by Trombley).
GDP: Bell (8,off Trombley).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bagwell (10,2nd base off Aguilera/Steinbach).

PITCHING
Minnesota Twins              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Milton W(4-6)                 6.2   2   2   2   3   4   0  25
Trombley                      1.1   1   1   1   0   1   1   5
Aguilera SV(15)               1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     4   3   3   3   5   1  34

HBP: Trombley (2,Biggio).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lima L(7-4)                   7     8   4   4   0   7   1  30
Henry                         1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5
Harris                        1     1   1   1   1   1   0   5
Totals                        9    10   5   5   2   8   1  40

WP: Lima (2).

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Charlie Williams, 2B - Ed Rapuano, 3B - Bruce Dreckman
Time of Game: 2:42   Attendance: 23168


Starting Lineups:

   Minnesota Twins               Houston Astros           
1. Nixon               cf        Biggio              2b
2. Gates               3b        Gutierrez           ss
3. Lawton              rf        Bell                rf
4. Cordova             lf        Bagwell             1b
5. Merced              1b        Alou                lf
6. Steinbach           c         Everett             cf
7. Walker              2b        Berry               3b
8. Hocking             ss        Ausmus              c
9. Milton              p         Lima                p

TWINS 1ST: Nixon grounded out (shortstop to first); Gates flied
to left; Lawton grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Twins 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio grounded out (shortstop to first); Gutierrez
flied to right; Bell was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Twins 0, Astros 0.

TWINS 2ND: Cordova flied to center; Merced was called out on
strikes; Steinbach homered; Walker doubled to center; Hocking
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Bagwell grounded out (third to first); Alou flied to
right; Everett flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 1,
Astros 0.

TWINS 3RD: Milton struck out; Nixon singled to third; Gates
struck out; Lawton doubled to center [Nixon scored]; Cordova
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Berry struck out; Ausmus was called out on strikes;
Lima singled to first; Biggio popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Astros 0.

TWINS 4TH: Merced doubled to center; Steinbach grounded out
(shortstop to first); Walker lined to left; Hocking singled to
left [Merced scored, Hocking to second (on throw)]; Milton
singled to center [Hocking scored]; Nixon grounded out (third to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Gutierrez grounded out (second to first); Bell
singled to shortstop; Bagwell flied to right; Alou flied to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 4, Astros 0.

TWINS 5TH: Gates grounded out (third to first); Lawton grounded
out (first unassisted); Cordova flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Twins 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Everett flied to right; Berry struck out; Ausmus
walked; Lima grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Twins 4, Astros 0.

TWINS 6TH: Merced lined to third; Steinbach was called out on
strikes; Walker grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Twins 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Biggio grounded out (third to first); Gutierrez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Bell flied to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 4, Astros 0.

TWINS 7TH: Hocking grounded out (second to first); Milton struck
out but advanced to first on a wild pitch; Nixon singled to
shortstop [Milton to second]; Gates forced Nixon (second to
shortstop) [Milton to third]; Lawton forced Gates (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Bagwell grounded out (third to first); Alou flied to
right; Everett walked; TROMBLEY REPLACED MILTON (PITCHING);
Berry walked (walk was charged to Milton) [Everett to second];
Ausmus homered [Everett scored, Berry scored]; PHILLIPS BATTED
FOR LIMA; Phillips struck out; 3 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 4,
Astros 3.

TWINS 8TH: HENRY REPLACED PHILLIPS (PITCHING); Cordova singled
to shortstop; Merced forced Cordova (second to shortstop);
Merced stole second; Steinbach grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Merced to third]; Walker walked; Hocking flied to left; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Biggio was hit by a pitch; Gutierrez flied to right;
Bell grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Biggio
out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 4, Astros 3.

TWINS 9TH: HARRIS REPLACED HENRY (PITCHING); STAHOVIAK BATTED
FOR TROMBLEY; Stahoviak was called out on strikes; Nixon walked;
Gates grounded out (first unassisted) [Nixon to second]; Nixon
stole third; Lawton doubled to right [Nixon scored]; Cordova
popped to first; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: AGUILERA REPLACED STAHOVIAK (PITCHING); Bagwell
singled to shortstop; Alou flied to center; Bagwell stole
second; Everett grounded out (second to first) [Bagwell to
third]; SPIERS BATTED FOR BERRY; Spiers grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 5, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Twins            5  10   0    8
 Astros           3   4   0    4


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