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BOS
@ANA
14
3
DET
@BAL
4
5
MIN
@KCR
6
5
CHW
@OAK
1
11
NYY
@SEA
1
0
CLE
@TBD
15
10
TOR
@TEX
0
6
SFG
@ATL
4
15
HOU
@CHC
10
4
COL
@FLA
1
4
CIN
@MIL
4
6
SDP
@MON
1
3
LAD
@NYM
7
6
ARI
@PHI
8
2
STL
@PIT
1
3
Saturday, August 7, 1999, 7:05PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 38,391, Time of Game: 2:49
Twins
6
46-62
 Won 2 
3rd, 19½ GB
at Royals
5
45-64
 Lost 3 
4th, 21 GB
W: Bob Wells (6-1)
L: Brad Rigby (3-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  1  0   1  0  0   0  4  0    6  8  0
Royals          2  1  1   0  1  0   0  0  0    5  9  2

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Denny Hocking 2B-SS 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 .273 .324 .383 .707 21 13 -0.011 1.32 0.108 -0.119 -0.6 3 2
Cristian Guzman SS 3 1 1 0 0 2 3 .247 .286 .305 .591 12 10 0.033 0.93 0.068 -0.035 0.4 1 5 SB
   Matt Lawton PH-RF 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 .262 .358 .381 .739 4 4 -0.061 2.75 0.000 -0.061 -0.5 0 0 SF
Marty Cordova RF 4 1 1 3 0 1 4 .294 .376 .471 .846 15 9 0.340 1.35 0.398 -0.058 1.2 2 0 HR
   Doug Mientkiewicz 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .326 .319 .645 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Ron Coomer 1B-3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .277 .311 .445 .757 8 7 0.060 0.97 0.109 -0.048 0.8 5 1 2B
Chad Allen LF 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .290 .340 .402 .741 12 4 0.099 0.96 0.134 -0.035 1.1 2 0 2B
Todd Walker DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .294 .348 .441 .789 11 5 -0.175 1.15 0.000 -0.175 -1.8 SB
Terry Steinbach C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .308 .381 .412 .793 20 12 -0.028 1.00 0.058 -0.086 -0.2 6 0
Brent Gates 3B-2B 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 .283 .363 .374 .737 13 8 -0.015 0.98 0.044 -0.060 -0.3 2 1 SH
Torii Hunter CF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .246 .305 .372 .677 14 6 0.052 1.05 0.085 -0.032 0.6 4 0
Joe Mays P 0 0
   Benj Sampson P 0 0
   Bob Wells P 0 0
   Travis Miller P 0 1
   Mike Trombley P 0 0
Team Totals 32 6 8 6 4 7 38 .250 .324 .406 .731 130 78 0.294 1.16 1.004 -0.709 0.6 27 10
2B: R Coomer (19, off J Rosado); C Allen (15, off J Rosado).
HR: M Cordova (10, off B Rigby, 8th inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SF: M Lawton (4, off B Rigby).
SH: B Gates (1, off S Service).
TB: M Cordova 4; C Allen 3; B Gates 2; R Coomer 2; T Steinbach; C Guzman.
RBI: M Cordova 3 (53); R Coomer (49); C Allen (37); M Lawton (35).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Hocking-C Guzman-R Coomer.
Baserunning
SB: T Walker (11, 2nd base off J Rosado/T Spehr); C Guzman (6, 2nd base off M Suzuki/T Spehr).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Damon LF 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .304 .382 .485 .868 16 10 -0.140 1.16 0.001 -0.141 -0.6 5 0 IW
Rey Sanchez SS 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .293 .324 .372 .695 14 7 -0.039 1.22 0.111 -0.150 -0.7 0 7 SB,GDP
Carlos Beltran CF 3 2 1 1 2 1 5 .302 .341 .481 .821 21 9 0.066 0.95 0.129 -0.063 1.4 0 1 HR
Mike Sweeney 1B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .338 .403 .558 .961 17 12 0.094 0.76 0.115 -0.022 1.0 9 1 2B
Jermaine Dye RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .304 .358 .545 .903 15 10 -0.091 0.71 0.000 -0.091 -1.6 0 1
Joe Randa 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .329 .378 .520 .898 11 7 -0.037 1.27 0.069 -0.106 0.0 2 2
Jeremy Giambi DH 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .301 .392 .392 .783 17 10 0.022 1.01 0.098 -0.076 0.7 HR
Tim Spehr C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .239 .356 .459 .815 16 8 0.021 0.80 0.057 -0.036 0.2 5 0
   Ray Holbert PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Chad Kreuter C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .342 .366 .708 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Jed Hansen 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .175 .298 .275 .573 17 9 -0.100 1.02 0.000 -0.101 -0.8 3 0 SH
Jose Rosado P 0 1
   Mac Suzuki P 0 0
   Brad Rigby P 1 0
   Scott Service P 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 9 5 4 6 39 .265 .342 .471 .813 144 82 -0.204 1.01 0.580 -0.786 -0.4 27 13
2B: M Sweeney (32, off J Mays).
HR: J Giambi (2, off J Mays, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF); C Beltran (18, off B Sampson, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
SH: J Hansen (4, off B Wells).
IBB: J Damon (5, by B Wells).
TB: J Giambi 5; C Beltran 4; M Sweeney 3; R Sanchez 2; T Spehr; J Randa.
GIDP: R Sanchez (12).
RBI: M Sweeney 2 (80); C Beltran (80); J Giambi (21); J Randa (59).
2-out RBI: J Randa.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
E: R Sanchez (11); T Spehr (2).
Outfield Assists: C Beltran (T Walker at 3rd base); J Dye (B Gates at 1st base).
Baserunning
SB: R Sanchez (7, 2nd base off J Mays/T Steinbach).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Mays 2 4 4 4 2 3 1 3.92 12 44 23 12 4 7 2 5 2 0 33 -0.237 0.87 -2.8
Benj Sampson 2.2 3 1 1 0 0 1 7.43 11 39 26 20 0 6 4 7 2 0 2 1 0.002 0.74 0.5
Bob Wells, W (6-1) 2.1 2 0 0 1 1 0 3.94 9 35 19 15 1 3 2 5 2 0 1 0 0.052 0.44 1.5
Travis Miller, H (6) 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.15 5 20 10 7 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.255 2.40 0.9
Mike Trombley, S (18) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.78 2 6 4 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.133 2.49 0.3
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 4 6 2 5.00 39 144 82 58 8 16 10 19 6 0 33 3 1 0.205 1.01 0.4
J Mays faced 2 batters in the 3rd inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jose Rosado 3 3 1 1 0 3 0 3.68 10 35 24 12 5 7 3 4 3 0 52 0.076 0.87 0.8
Mac Suzuki 4 2 3 2 2 2 0 8.49 17 56 31 17 5 9 9 4 2 0 0 0 0.036 0.99 0.4
Brad Rigby, BS (3), L (3-5) 1 2 2 2 1 0 1 4.41 6 17 9 6 0 3 2 3 1 0 2 2 -0.456 2.03 -2.4
Scott Service 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 5.31 5 22 14 9 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.049 1.22 0.6
Team Totals 9 8 6 5 4 7 1 5.00 38 130 78 44 12 22 15 12 7 0 52 2 2 -0.295 1.16 -0.6
M Suzuki faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: J Mays (4); S Service (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: B Wells (2; J Damon).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rocky Roe, 1B - Mike Everitt, 2B - Durwood Merrill, 3B - Fieldin Culbreth.
Time of Game: 2:49.
Attendance: 38,391.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 85° F, Wind 12mph in from Centerfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Denny Hocking 2B 1 Johnny Damon LF
2 Cristian Guzman SS 2 Rey Sanchez SS
3 Marty Cordova RF 3 Carlos Beltran CF
4 Ron Coomer 1B 4 Mike Sweeney 1B
5 Chad Allen LF 5 Jermaine Dye RF
6 Todd Walker DH 6 Joe Randa 3B
7 Terry Steinbach C 7 Jeremy Giambi DH
8 Brent Gates 3B 8 Tim Spehr C
9 Torii Hunter CF 9 Jed Hansen 2B
Joe Mays P Jose Rosado P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 3-5 1 -23 3,(1-1)  RRR MIN M. Cordova B. Rigby 40% 70% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Hunter Scores; Hocking Scores
t8 2-5 0 12- 5,(3-1)  MIN D. Hocking B. Rigby 11% 31% Walk; Gates to 3B; Hunter to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -23 4,(1-2)  RR KCR M. Sweeney J. Mays -10% 27% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep 3B); Sanchez Scores; Beltran Scores
b9 5-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Damon T. Miller 10% 87% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-2 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R MIN C. Allen J. Rosado 9% 47% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Coomer Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Hocking J. Rosado -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN C. Guzman J. Rosado -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Cordova J. Rosado -1% 45% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Joe Mays facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Damon J. Mays 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR R. Sanchez J. Mays -2% 45% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR C. Beltran J. Mays -3% 41% Walk; Sanchez to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Sweeney J. Mays -4% 37% Wild Pitch; Sanchez to 3B; Beltran to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -23 4,(1-2)  RR KCR M. Sweeney J. Mays -10% 27% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep 3B); Sanchez Scores; Beltran Scores
b1 2-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Dye J. Mays 3% 29% Strikeout Looking
b1 2-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Randa J. Mays 3% 32% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B-C Foul)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN R. Coomer J. Rosado 6% 37% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t2 0-2 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R MIN C. Allen J. Rosado 9% 47% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Coomer Scores
t2 1-2 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O MIN T. Walker J. Rosado -6% 41% Fielder's Choice P; Allen out at 3B/P-3B; Walker to 1B
t2 1-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO MIN T. Steinbach J. Rosado -6% 35% Strikeout Looking, Walker Steals 2B; Walker out at 3B/CF-3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Joe Mays facing 7-8-9
b2 2-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R KCR J. Giambi J. Mays -8% 26% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b2 3-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR T. Spehr J. Mays 2% 28% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 3-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Hansen J. Mays 1% 30% Strikeout Swinging
b2 3-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Damon J. Mays 1% 30% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 8-9-1
t3 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN B. Gates J. Rosado -3% 28% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Gates out at 1B/RF-1B
t3 1-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN T. Hunter J. Rosado -2% 26% Flyball: LF
t3 1-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Hocking J. Rosado -1% 25% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Twins' Joe Mays facing 2-3-4
b3 3-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR R. Sanchez J. Mays -2% 22% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b3 3-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR C. Beltran J. Mays -2% 21% Sanchez Steals 2B
b3 3-1 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR C. Beltran J. Mays -2% 19% Walk
Benj Sampson replaces Joe Mays pitching
b3 3-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney B. Sampson 2% 20% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Sanchez to 3B
b3 3-1 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Dye B. Sampson 5% 25% Popfly: 2B (Weak 2B)
b3 3-1 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R KCR J. Randa B. Sampson -7% 18% Single to LF (Line Drive); Sanchez Scores; Beltran to 2B
b3 4-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Giambi B. Sampson 2% 21% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Mac Suzuki facing 2-3-4
Mac Suzuki replaces Jose Rosado pitching
t4 1-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN C. Guzman M. Suzuki 4% 24% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
t4 1-4 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cordova M. Suzuki -1% 24% Strikeout Swinging, Guzman Steals 2B; Guzman to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t4 1-4 1 --3 3,(1-1)  R MIN R. Coomer M. Suzuki 5% 29% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Guzman Scores/unER
t4 2-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN C. Allen M. Suzuki -4% 25% Lineout: 2B
t4 2-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Walker M. Suzuki -3% 23% Lineout: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Twins' Benj Sampson facing 8-9-1
b4 4-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Spehr B. Sampson 2% 25% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B-C Foul)
b4 4-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Hansen B. Sampson 1% 26% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b4 4-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Damon B. Sampson 1% 27% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Mac Suzuki facing 7-8-9
t5 2-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN T. Steinbach M. Suzuki -3% 24% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Gates M. Suzuki -2% 22% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t5 2-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Hunter M. Suzuki -1% 20% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Twins' Benj Sampson facing 2-3-4
b5 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR R. Sanchez B. Sampson 2% 22% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 4-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R KCR C. Beltran B. Sampson -8% 14% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b5 5-2 1 --- 7,(2-2)  KCR M. Sweeney B. Sampson -1% 13% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B)
b5 5-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Dye B. Sampson 1% 14% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
Bob Wells replaces Benj Sampson pitching
b5 5-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Randa B. Wells 1% 16% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 5.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Mac Suzuki facing 1-2-3
t6 2-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Hocking M. Suzuki -3% 13% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t6 2-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN C. Guzman M. Suzuki -2% 11% Strikeout Looking
t6 2-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cordova M. Suzuki -1% 10% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Twins' Bob Wells facing 7-8-9
b6 5-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. Giambi B. Wells -1% 9% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b6 5-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR T. Spehr B. Wells -2% 7% Single to CF (Line Drive); Giambi to 2B
b6 5-2 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Hansen B. Wells -0% 7% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 3B); Giambi to 3B; Spehr to 2B
b6 5-2 1 -23 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Damon B. Wells -0% 7% Intentional Walk
b6 5-2 1 123 2,(1-0)  OO KCR R. Sanchez B. Wells 6% 12% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Mac Suzuki facing 4-5-6
t7 2-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Coomer M. Suzuki -3% 10% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t7 2-5 1 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN C. Allen M. Suzuki 3% 13% Walk
t7 2-5 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O MIN T. Walker M. Suzuki -3% 9% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t7 2-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach M. Suzuki -2% 7% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Twins' Bob Wells facing 3-4-5
b7 5-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR C. Beltran B. Wells 1% 7% Strikeout Looking
b7 5-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney B. Wells 1% 8% Flyball: CF
b7 5-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Dye B. Wells 0% 8% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Mac Suzuki facing 8-9-1
t8 2-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN B. Gates M. Suzuki 4% 13% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t8 2-5 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Hunter M. Suzuki 8% 21% Walk; Gates to 2B
Brad Rigby replaces Mac Suzuki pitching
t8 2-5 0 12- 5,(3-1)  MIN D. Hocking B. Rigby 11% 31% Walk; Gates to 3B; Hunter to 2B
Matt Lawton pinch hits for Cristian Guzman (SS) batting 2nd
t8 2-5 0 123 1,(0-0)  RO MIN M. Lawton B. Rigby -1% 30% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF); Gates Scores; Hunter to 3B; Hocking to 2B
t8 3-5 1 -23 3,(1-1)  RRR MIN M. Cordova B. Rigby 40% 70% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Hunter Scores; Hocking Scores
t8 6-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN R. Coomer B. Rigby -2% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 6-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN C. Allen B. Rigby 1% 69% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
t8 6-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Walker B. Rigby -3% 66% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-6, Twins' Travis Miller facing 6-7-8
Travis Miller replaces Bob Wells pitching
Doug Mientkiewicz replaces Marty Cordova (RF) playing 1B batting 3rd
Brent Gates moves from 3B to 2B
Ron Coomer moves from 1B to 3B
Denny Hocking moves from 2B to SS
Matt Lawton moves from PH to RF
b8 5-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Randa T. Miller 7% 73% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b8 5-6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Giambi T. Miller 5% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-6 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR T. Spehr T. Miller -4% 74% Walk
Ray Holbert pinch runs for Tim Spehr (C) batting 8th
b8 5-6 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Hansen T. Miller 7% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-5, Royals' Scott Service facing 7-8-9
Scott Service replaces Brad Rigby pitching
Chad Kreuter replaces Ray Holbert (PR) playing C batting 8th
t9 6-5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  MIN T. Steinbach S. Service 3% 84% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t9 6-5 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN B. Gates S. Service -1% 83% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Steinbach to 2B
t9 6-5 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  MIN T. Hunter S. Service 3% 86% Wild Pitch; Steinbach to 3B
t9 6-5 1 --3 6,(3-2)  MIN T. Hunter S. Service 1% 87% Walk
t9 6-5 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  O MIN D. Hocking S. Service -6% 81% Strikeout Looking
t9 6-5 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O MIN M. Lawton S. Service -5% 77% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-6, Twins' Travis Miller facing 1-2-3
b9 5-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Damon T. Miller 10% 87% Strikeout Swinging
Mike Trombley replaces Travis Miller pitching
b9 5-6 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR R. Sanchez M. Trombley 8% 94% Popfly: CF
b9 5-6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR C. Beltran M. Trombley 6% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.

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