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2023 American League Wildcard Series – Game 1
WCGame 1: 1-3 L | Game 2: 0-2 L
[2023 Season Index]
2023-10-04 Toronto Blue Jays 0 @ Minnesota Twins 2Final
2023-10-01 Tampa Bay Rays 12 @ Toronto Blue Jays 8Final
DATE HOME AWAY RESULT Game # Record
2023-10-03 Minnesota Twins – 3 Toronto Blue Jays – 1 FINAL 1 0-1
Day Game | Streak: 1 | W: Lopez, L: Gausman, SV: Duran
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DISLIKELIKE
This game was played on 2023-10-03 | Time: 2:40 | Attendance: 38,450
At the ballpark in Minnesota

Additional Data:
Innings: 9
Event: 2023 Playoffs | Round: WC | Weather:

		1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	R	H	E
Blue Jays, 0-1	0	0	0	0	0	1	0	0	0	1	6	0
Twins, 1-0	2	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	X	3	5	1

    Target Field - Minneapolis, MN

    Game 1: MIN leads 1-0

Blue Jays

HITTERS			AB	R	H	RBI	HR	BB	SO	LOB	AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS	FPTS
G. Springer RF		5	0	0	0	0	0	0	2	.256	.325	.401	.726	0.0
B. Belt DH		4	0	0	0	0	0	2	2	.249	.365	.476	.841	-1.0
V. Guerrero 1B		4	0	1	0	0	0	0	1	.264	.344	.444	.788	2.0
B. Bichette SS		4	1	2	0	0	0	1	2	.308	.340	.473	.813	2.5
C. Biggio 2B		4	0	0	0	0	0	1	3	.228	.332	.363	.696	-0.5
A. Kirk C		2	0	0	0	0	1	0	1	.249	.336	.356	.691	2.0
K. Kiermaier CF		3	0	2	1	0	1	1	0	.268	.326	.421	.747	3.5
M. Chapman 3B		4	0	1	0	0	0	1	3	.240	.330	.423	.753	0.5
D. Varsho LF		2	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	.219	.285	.389	.674	-0.5
a- W. Merrifield PH-LF	1	0	0	0	0	1	0	0	.274	.321	.385	.706	1.0
Total			33	1	6	1	0	3	7	15	-	-	-	-	-

    a-popped out for Varsho in the 7th

BATTING

    2B - V. Guerrero (31)
    RBI - K. Kiermaier (37)
    2-Out RBI - K. Kiermaier
    Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Belt, B. Bichette, A. Kirk, M. Chapman

PITCHERS		IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA	WHIP	FPTS
K. Gausman (L, 12-10)	4.0	3	3	3	3	5	2	3.24	1.19	0.5
E. Swanson		0.2	0	0	0	1	1	0	2.98	1.10	1.5
T. Mayza		0.1	1	0	0	0	0	0	1.37	1.23	0.0
C. Green		1.1	0	0	0	0	1	0	5.11	1.30	4.5
G. Cabrera		0.2	0	0	0	0	2	0	3.93	1.27	3.0
J. Hicks		1.0	1	0	0	2	2	0	3.06	1.35	1.0
Total			8.0	5	3	3	6	11	2	-	-	-

PITCHING

    Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 73-43, E. Swanson 11-5, T. Mayza 3-2, C. Green 14-11, G. Cabrera 12-9, J. Hicks 25-12
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 3-4, E. Swanson 1-0, T. Mayza 1-1, C. Green 2-1, J. Hicks 2-0
    Batters Faced - K. Gausman 18, E. Swanson 3, T. Mayza 2, C. Green 4, G. Cabrera 2, J. Hicks 6

Twins

HITTERS			AB	R	H	RBI	HR	BB	SO	LOB	AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS	FPTS
E. Julien 	2B	2	1	0	0	0	1	1	2	.262	.380	.458	.839	1.5
b- K. Farmer PH-3B	1	0	0	0	0	0	1	0	.255	.315	.408	.723	-0.5
J. Polanco 3B-2B	4	0	0	0	0	0	2	3	.252	.331	.448	.779	-1.0
R. Lewis DH		3	2	2	3	2	1	0	0	.314	.379	.577	.956	14.0
M. Kepler RF		4	0	1	0	0	0	1	0	.259	.331	.482	.812	0.5
A. Kirilloff 1B		1	0	0	0	0	1	0	0	.265	.346	.441	.787	1.0
a- D. Solano PH-1B	1	0	0	0	0	1	0	2	.279	.368	.390	.757	1.0
C. Correa SS		4	0	1	0	0	0	1	1	.230	.312	.398	.709	0.5
R. Jeffers C		3	0	0	0	0	1	1	0	.271	.367	.486	.853	0.5
M. Wallner LF		2	0	0	0	0	1	1	0	.249	.373	.507	.880	0.5
W. Castro LF		1	0	0	0	0	0	1	3	.256	.335	.410	.745	-0.5
M. Taylor CF		3	0	1	0	0	0	2	0	.221	.278	.441	.720	0.0
Total			29	3	5	3	2	6	11	11	-	-	-	-	-

    a-flied out for Kirilloff in the 5th
    b-struck out for Julien in the 7th

BATTING

    HR - R. Lewis 2 (17)
    RBI - R. Lewis 3 (55)
    Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Polanco, D. Solano, W. Castro 2 (2)

FIELDING

    E - J. Polanco (7)

PITCHERS		IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA	WHIP	FPTS
P. Lopez (W, 12-8)	5.2	5	1	1	2	3	0	3.61	1.16	16.5
L. Varland (H, 3)	0.1	0	0	0	0	0	0	4.61	1.21	1.0
C. Thielbar (H, 15)	1.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	3.13	0.92	3.0
G. Jax (H, 24)		1.0	1	0	0	0	2	0	3.80	1.18	3.0
J. Duran (S, 28)	1.0	0	0	0	1	2	0	2.42	1.14	10.0
Total			9.0	6	1	1	3	7	0	-	-	-

PITCHING

    Pitches-Strikes - P. Lopez 93-62, L. Varland 2-2, C. Thielbar 10-7, G. Jax 8-8, J. Duran 14-9
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lopez 6-8, L. Varland 0-1, C. Thielbar 1-1, G. Jax 1-0, J. Duran 1-0
    Batters Faced - P. Lopez 25, L. Varland, C. Thielbar 3, G. Jax 4, J. Duran 4

    1ST INNING
    Blue Jays
        P. Lopez Pitching:
        G. Springer: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Springer safe at first on 2nd baseman Polanco throwing error
        B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Belt fouled out to catcher
        V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Guerrero grounded out to second, Springer to second
        B. Bichette: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bichette flied out to shallow right
        Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    Twins
        K. Gausman Pitching:
        E. Julien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Julien walked
        J. Polanco: Strike swinging, Polanco flied out to shallow shortstop
        R. Lewis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Lewis homered to left, Julien scored
        M. Kepler: Kepler fouled out to third
        A. Kirilloff: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kirilloff walked
        C. Correa: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Correa struck out looking
        End of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    2ND INNING
    Blue Jays
        P. Lopez Pitching:
        C. Biggio: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Biggio grounded out to first
        A. Kirk: Foul, Foul, Foul, Kirk flied out to center
        K. Kiermaier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kiermaier walked
        M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Chapman flied out to shallow center
        Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    Twins
        K. Gausman Pitching:
        R. Jeffers: Foul, Jeffers lined out to left
        M. Wallner: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wallner walked
        M. Taylor: Foul, Taylor singled to left, Wallner to second
        E. Julien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Julien struck out looking
        J. Polanco: Foul, Polanco flied out to deep right
        End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    3RD INNING
    Blue Jays
        P. Lopez Pitching:
        D. Varsho: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Varsho struck out swinging
        G. Springer: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Springer fouled out to first
        B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Belt struck out looking
        Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    Twins
        K. Gausman Pitching:
        R. Lewis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lewis homered to right
        M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kepler grounded out to second
        A. Kirilloff: Kirilloff lined out to left
        C. Correa: Foul, Ball, Ball, Correa grounded out to third
        End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    4TH INNING
    Blue Jays
        P. Lopez Pitching:
        V. Guerrero: Ball, Ball, Guerrero flied out to deep right
        B. Bichette: Ball, Ball, Foul, Bichette singled to right
        C. Biggio: Ball, Foul, Biggio grounded out to shortstop, Bichette to second
        A. Kirk: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kirk hit by pitch
        K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Kiermaier reached on an infield single to shortstop, Bichette out at home, Kirk to second
        Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    Twins
        K. Gausman Pitching:
        R. Jeffers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jeffers struck out swinging
        M. Wallner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wallner struck out swinging
        M. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
        End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    5TH INNING
    Blue Jays
        P. Lopez Pitching:
        M. Chapman: Ball, Chapman singled to shallow center
        D. Varsho: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Varsho grounded out to first, Chapman to second
        G. Springer: Springer flied out to deep center, Chapman to third
        B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
        Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    Twins
        Erik Swanson relieved Kevin Gausman
        E. Julien: Julien grounded out to second
        J. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
        R. Lewis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lewis walked
        Tim Mayza relieved Erik Swanson
        M. Kepler: Kepler singled to right, Lewis to second
        Donovan Solano hit for Alex Kirilloff
        D. Solano: Ball, Solano flied out to right
        End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    6TH INNING
    Blue Jays
        Donovan Solano at first base
        V. Guerrero: Ball, Strike looking, Guerrero flied out to center
        B. Bichette: Bichette singled to center
        C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Biggio flied out to shallow shortstop
        A. Kirk: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kirk walked, Bichette to second
        K. Kiermaier: Ball, Kiermaier singled to left, Bichette scored, Kirk to second
        Louie Varland relieved Pablo Lopez
        M. Chapman: Foul, Chapman flied out to deep center
        Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    Twins
        Chad Green relieved Tim Mayza
        C. Correa: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Correa grounded out to second
        R. Jeffers: Foul, Jeffers flied out to right
        M. Wallner: Wallner grounded out to first
        End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    7TH INNING
    Blue Jays
        Willi Castro in left field
        Caleb Thielbar relieved Louie Varland
        Whit Merrifield hit for Daulton Varsho
        W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Merrifield popped out to first
        G. Springer: Strike looking, Springer grounded out to shortstop
        B. Belt: Foul, Foul, Ball, Belt flied out to shallow shortstop
        Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    Twins
        Whit Merrifield in left field
        M. Taylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
        Genesis Cabrera relieved Chad Green
        Kyle Farmer hit for Edouard Julien
        K. Farmer: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Farmer struck out swinging
        J. Polanco: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
        End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    8TH INNING
    Blue Jays
        Kyle Farmer at third base
        Jorge Polanco at second base
        Griffin Jax relieved Caleb Thielbar
        V. Guerrero: Guerrero doubled to deep right
        B. Bichette: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bichette struck out swinging
        C. Biggio: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Biggio struck out looking
        A. Kirk: Kirk grounded out to first
        Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    Twins
        Jordan Hicks relieved Genesis Cabrera
        R. Lewis: Ball, Foul, Lewis grounded out to shortstop
        M. Kepler: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kepler struck out swinging
        D. Solano: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Solano walked
        C. Correa: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Correa singled to center, Solano to third
        R. Jeffers: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jeffers walked, Correa to second
        W. Castro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
        End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    9TH INNING
    Blue Jays
        Jhoan Duran relieved Griffin Jax
        K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
        M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
        W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Merrifield walked
        G. Springer: Springer grounded out to first
        Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)