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TOR
@BAL
4
1
TOR
@BAL
8
3
ANA
@BOS
2
0
TBD
@CHW
2
5
SEA
@CLE
3
5
OAK
@DET
12
3
MIN
@KCR
6
5
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@NYY
2
3
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@ARI
4
0
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@COL
5
2
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@HOU
5
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@LAD
3
4
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@MIL
17
10
FLA
@SDP
8
4
MON
@SFG
7
2
PHI
@STL
4
0
Saturday, August 24, 2002,
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 22,180, Time of Game: 3:29
Twins
6
78-53
 Won 3 
1st
at Royals
5
52-78
 Lost 3 
4th, 25½ GB
W: Brad Radke (6-3)
L: Paul Byrd (14-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           1  0  2   2  0  1   0  0  0    6 12  0
Royals          0  3  0   1  0  1   0  0  0    5 16  0

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jacque Jones LF 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .293 .337 .503 .840 15 11 0.009 1.32 0.085 -0.075 -0.0 2 0
Cristian Guzman SS 4 1 2 2 0 1 5 .278 .296 .386 .682 15 9 0.041 1.58 0.156 -0.115 0.3 3 0 2B,SF
Corey Koskie 3B 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .270 .374 .426 .800 21 11 -0.115 1.28 0.039 -0.154 -1.3 1 2
David Ortiz 1B 5 0 3 2 0 1 5 .283 .355 .514 .869 29 19 0.159 1.33 0.225 -0.067 1.9 8 0
   Doug Mientkiewicz 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .375 .407 .782 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Torii Hunter CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .298 .342 .530 .873 21 14 -0.197 1.08 0.000 -0.197 -2.4 0 0 GDP
Bobby Kielty RF 4 1 1 2 1 1 5 .296 .422 .475 .897 20 12 0.111 0.88 0.195 -0.084 1.0 4 0 HR
Matt LeCroy DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .273 .305 .448 .752 16 9 -0.059 0.78 0.014 -0.073 -0.6
A.J. Pierzynski C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .302 .337 .443 .780 16 12 -0.031 0.77 0.037 -0.068 -0.2 5 0 2B
Denny Hocking 2B 3 2 3 0 1 0 4 .258 .315 .335 .650 19 12 0.201 1.01 0.201 0.000 2.0 2 6 3·2B
Brad Radke P 1 0
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0
   J.C. Romero P 0 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
Team Totals 37 6 12 6 4 9 42 .324 .381 .541 .921 172 109 0.119 1.13 0.952 -0.833 0.6 27 8
2B: A Pierzynski (26, off P Byrd); D Hocking 3 (12, 1 off J Affeldt, 2 off P Byrd); C Guzman (24, off P Byrd).
HR: B Kielty (9, off P Byrd, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: C Guzman (6, off P Byrd).
TB: D Hocking 6; B Kielty 4; D Ortiz 3; C Guzman 3; A Pierzynski 2; J Jones 2.
GIDP: T Hunter (12).
RBI: C Guzman 2 (50); B Kielty 2 (39); D Ortiz 2 (64).
2-out RBI: B Kielty 2; D Ortiz.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 14.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Aaron Guiel RF 6 1 1 1 0 2 6 .233 .289 .340 .629 19 14 -0.411 3.16 0.034 -0.445 -1.7 2 0 2B
Carlos Beltran CF 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .273 .340 .494 .834 14 10 0.018 1.53 0.149 -0.132 0.4 3 0 2B
Mike Sweeney DH 5 0 3 1 0 0 5 .353 .429 .585 1.014 15 10 0.147 1.61 0.218 -0.070 0.8
Raul Ibanez 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .284 .333 .549 .882 26 16 -0.316 2.20 0.000 -0.316 -1.9 6 0
Joe Randa 3B 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .278 .343 .433 .777 19 13 -0.051 1.61 0.100 -0.151 0.4 1 0 2B
Michael Tucker LF 4 1 2 0 1 1 5 .248 .335 .420 .755 15 11 0.034 1.91 0.155 -0.121 0.7 3 0
Brent Mayne C 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .244 .326 .320 .646 15 11 -0.169 1.88 0.000 -0.169 -1.3 9 0 SH
   Chuck Knoblauch PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .216 .294 .282 .576 4 3 0.056 2.06 0.056 0.000 0.1
Luis Alicea 2B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .228 .316 .290 .606 12 7 -0.039 1.66 0.106 -0.145 0.2 1 2
   Kit Pellow PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .294 .438 .732 3 3 0.107 3.78 0.107 0.000 0.3
   Neifi Perez PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .254 .295 .549 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Luis Ordaz SS 3 1 2 0 2 0 5 .242 .390 .303 .693 18 10 0.242 2.59 0.269 -0.027 1.7 2 3 2B
Paul Byrd P 0 0
   Jeremy Affeldt P 0 0
   Jason Grimsley P 0 0
Team Totals 42 5 16 5 3 5 46 .381 .422 .476 .898 160 108 -0.382 2.09 1.194 -1.576 -0.4 27 5
2B: L Ordaz (2, off B Radke); J Randa (32, off B Radke); C Beltran (36, off B Radke); A Guiel (13, off B Radke).
SH: B Mayne (3, off B Radke).
TB: J Randa 4; M Sweeney 3; C Beltran 3; L Ordaz 3; A Guiel 2; M Tucker 2; C Knoblauch; K Pellow; L Alicea.
RBI: L Alicea 2 (22); A Guiel (31); C Beltran (79); M Sweeney (59).
2-out RBI: M Sweeney; C Beltran.
Team LOB: 14.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Alicea-L Ordaz-R Ibanez.

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
Brad Radke, W (6-3) 5.2 11 5 5 1 2 0 5.31 29 96 67 43 9 15 9 17 12 0 28 -0.081 1.15 -1.0
LaTroy Hawkins, H (11) 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.25 5 24 15 11 1 3 2 2 1 0 2 1 -0.002 2.36 -0.2
J.C. Romero, H (27) 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.55 6 19 11 7 1 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 0.232 3.28 1.0
Eddie Guardado, S (36) 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2.72 6 21 15 7 3 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 0.233 5.15 0.6
Team Totals 9 16 5 5 3 5 0 5.00 46 160 108 68 14 26 14 24 16 0 28 3 1 0.382 2.09 0.4

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
Paul Byrd, L (14-10) 6 9 6 6 3 6 1 3.53 30 109 72 43 7 22 7 14 6 0 33 -0.298 1.15 -2.4
Jeremy Affeldt 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 4.12 9 52 31 15 7 9 2 3 0 0 0 0 0.130 1.19 1.2
Jason Grimsley 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.16 3 11 6 4 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.050 0.79 0.6
Team Totals 9 12 6 6 4 9 1 6.00 42 172 109 62 16 31 10 19 7 0 33 0 0 -0.118 1.13 -0.6
Balks: None.
WP: L Hawkins (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jay Klemm, 1B - Scott Packard, 2B - Wally Bell, 3B - Mark Carlson.
Time of Game: 3:29.
Attendance: 22,180.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 78° F, Wind 1mph from Left to Right, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Jacque Jones LF 1 Aaron Guiel RF
2 Cristian Guzman SS 2 Carlos Beltran CF
3 Corey Koskie 3B 3 Mike Sweeney DH
4 David Ortiz 1B 4 Raul Ibanez 1B
5 Torii Hunter CF 5 Joe Randa 3B
6 Bobby Kielty RF 6 Michael Tucker LF
7 Matt LeCroy DH 7 Brent Mayne C
8 A.J. Pierzynski C 8 Luis Alicea 2B
9 Denny Hocking 2B 9 Luis Ordaz SS
Brad Radke P Paul Byrd P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 5-6 2 123 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Guiel E. Guardado 29% 100% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-3 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR MIN B. Kielty P. Byrd 18% 45% Home Run (Fly Ball); Koskie Scores
b8 5-6 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O KCR R. Ibanez J. Romero 15% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 4-6 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R KCR M. Sweeney L. Hawkins -13% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive); Guiel Scores; Beltran to 3B
b4 3-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  R KCR C. Beltran B. Radke -12% 58% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF); Ordaz 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' Paul Byrd facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Jones P. Byrd 3% 53% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN C. Guzman P. Byrd 5% 58% Single to RF (Line Drive); Jones to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 6,(3-2)  O MIN C. Koskie P. Byrd -5% 53% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R MIN D. Ortiz P. Byrd 11% 64% Single (Ground Ball); Jones Scores; Guzman to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 5,(1-2)  O MIN T. Hunter P. Byrd -6% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t1 1-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Kielty P. Byrd -5% 54% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Brad Radke facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Guiel B. Radke 2% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR C. Beltran B. Radke 2% 58% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Sweeney B. Radke -1% 57% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b1 0-1 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR R. Ibanez B. Radke 2% 59% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Paul Byrd facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O MIN M. LeCroy P. Byrd -2% 57% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  MIN A. Pierzynski P. Byrd 4% 61% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t2 1-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  MIN D. Hocking P. Byrd 2% 63% Walk
t2 1-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Jones P. Byrd -4% 58% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN C. Guzman P. Byrd -4% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Brad Radke facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. Randa B. Radke -4% 51% Single (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b2 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Tucker B. Radke -6% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive); Randa to 2B
b2 0-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Mayne B. Radke 1% 46% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Randa to 3B; Tucker to 2B
b2 0-1 1 -23 4,(2-1)  RR KCR L. Alicea B. Radke -11% 35% Single to RF (Line Drive); Randa Scores; Tucker Scores
b2 2-1 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR L. Ordaz B. Radke -7% 28% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Alicea to 3B
b2 2-1 1 -23 3,(2-0)  RO KCR A. Guiel B. Radke -0% 28% Groundout: 2B-1B; Alicea Scores; Ordaz to 3B
b2 3-1 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O KCR C. Beltran B. Radke 3% 31% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Paul Byrd facing 3-4-5
t3 1-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN C. Koskie P. Byrd 4% 34% Walk
t3 1-3 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz P. Byrd -4% 31% Flyball: LF
t3 1-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Hunter P. Byrd -3% 27% Flyball: CF
t3 1-3 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR MIN B. Kielty P. Byrd 18% 45% Home Run (Fly Ball); Koskie Scores
t3 3-3 2 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN M. LeCroy P. Byrd 1% 47% Walk
t3 3-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN A. Pierzynski P. Byrd -3% 44% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Twins' Brad Radke facing 3-4-5
b3 3-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney B. Radke 3% 47% Lineout: P
b3 3-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR R. Ibanez B. Radke 2% 49% Foul Flyball: 3B
b3 3-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Randa B. Radke -2% 46% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b3 3-3 2 -2- 9,(3-2)  KCR M. Tucker B. Radke -1% 45% Walk
b3 3-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Mayne B. Radke 5% 50% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Paul Byrd facing 9-1-2
t4 3-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN D. Hocking P. Byrd 7% 57% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t4 3-3 0 -2- 5,(1-2)  O MIN J. Jones P. Byrd -2% 55% Flyball: CF; Hocking to 3B
t4 3-3 1 --3 3,(1-1)  R MIN C. Guzman P. Byrd 8% 63% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Hocking Scores
t4 4-3 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  O MIN C. Koskie P. Byrd -3% 60% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Guzman to 3B
t4 4-3 2 --3 6,(3-2)  R MIN D. Ortiz P. Byrd 9% 69% Single to RF (Line Drive); Guzman Scores
t4 5-3 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O MIN T. Hunter P. Byrd -2% 66% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Twins' Brad Radke facing 8-9-1
b4 3-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR L. Alicea B. Radke 3% 70% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 3-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR L. Ordaz B. Radke -3% 66% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF)
b4 3-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Guiel B. Radke 4% 70% Flyball: RF
b4 3-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  R KCR C. Beltran B. Radke -12% 58% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF); Ordaz Scores
b4 4-5 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney B. Radke 4% 62% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Paul Byrd facing 6-7-8
t5 5-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN B. Kielty P. Byrd -3% 60% Strikeout Looking
t5 5-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. LeCroy P. Byrd -2% 58% Flyball: LF
t5 5-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN A. Pierzynski P. Byrd -1% 56% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Twins' Brad Radke facing 4-5-6
b5 4-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR R. Ibanez B. Radke 4% 60% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b5 4-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Randa B. Radke -4% 56% Single (Ground Ball)
b5 4-5 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Tucker B. Radke 4% 61% Strikeout Swinging
b5 4-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Mayne B. Radke 4% 64% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Paul Byrd facing 9-1-2
t6 5-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  MIN D. Hocking P. Byrd 7% 71% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t6 5-4 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Jones P. Byrd -1% 70% Groundout: SS-1B; Hocking to 3B
t6 5-4 1 --3 2,(1-0)  RO MIN C. Guzman P. Byrd 3% 72% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Hocking Scores
t6 6-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN C. Koskie P. Byrd -1% 71% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Twins' Brad Radke facing 8-9-1
b6 4-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR L. Alicea B. Radke 4% 75% Lineout: LF
b6 4-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR L. Ordaz B. Radke 3% 78% Flyball: LF
b6 4-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR A. Guiel B. Radke -3% 75% Double (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b6 4-6 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  KCR C. Beltran B. Radke -3% 72% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF); Guiel to 3B
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Brad Radke pitching
b6 4-6 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R KCR M. Sweeney L. Hawkins -13% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive); Guiel Scores; Beltran to 3B
b6 5-6 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  O KCR R. Ibanez L. Hawkins 9% 67% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-5, Royals' Jeremy Affeldt facing 4-5-6
Jeremy Affeldt replaces Paul Byrd pitching
t7 6-5 0 --- 9,(3-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz J. Affeldt -3% 65% Strikeout Swinging
t7 6-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Hunter J. Affeldt -2% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 6-5 2 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN B. Kielty J. Affeldt 2% 64% Walk
t7 6-5 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O MIN M. LeCroy J. Affeldt -3% 61% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-6, Twins' LaTroy Hawkins facing 5-6-7
b7 5-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Randa L. Hawkins 5% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 5-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Tucker L. Hawkins -5% 61% Single to 1B (Bunt)
b7 5-6 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  KCR B. Mayne L. Hawkins -3% 57% Wild Pitch; Tucker to 2B
b7 5-6 1 -2- 9,(3-2)  O KCR B. Mayne L. Hawkins 8% 65% Strikeout Swinging
J.C. Romero replaces LaTroy Hawkins pitching
b7 5-6 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR L. Alicea J. Romero 8% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-5, Royals' Jeremy Affeldt facing 8-9-1
t8 6-5 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN A. Pierzynski J. Affeldt -3% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t8 6-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN D. Hocking J. Affeldt 5% 74% Double to LF (Pop Fly to Short LF)
t8 6-5 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  MIN J. Jones J. Affeldt 5% 80% Single (Ground Ball); Hocking to 3B
t8 6-5 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  O MIN C. Guzman J. Affeldt -7% 72% Strikeout Looking
t8 6-5 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Koskie J. Affeldt -6% 66% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-6, Twins' J.C. Romero facing 9-1-2
b8 5-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR L. Ordaz J. Romero -9% 57% Walk
b8 5-6 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Guiel J. Romero 9% 66% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Beltran J. Romero 8% 74% Popfly: 2B
b8 5-6 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR M. Sweeney J. Romero -7% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive); Ordaz to 3B
b8 5-6 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O KCR R. Ibanez J. Romero 15% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-5, Royals' Jason Grimsley facing 4-5-6
Jason Grimsley replaces Jeremy Affeldt pitching
t9 6-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN D. Ortiz J. Grimsley 3% 84% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t9 6-5 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO MIN T. Hunter J. Grimsley -6% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t9 6-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN B. Kielty J. Grimsley -1% 77% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-6, Twins' Eddie Guardado facing 5-6-7
Eddie Guardado replaces J.C. Romero pitching
Doug Mientkiewicz replaces David Ortiz playing 1B batting 4th
b9 5-6 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Randa E. Guardado 10% 87% Flyball: RF
b9 5-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Tucker E. Guardado 8% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
Chuck Knoblauch pinch hits for Brent Mayne (C) batting 7th
b9 5-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR C. Knoblauch E. Guardado -6% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Kit Pellow pinch hits for Luis Alicea (2B) batting 8th
b9 5-6 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR K. Pellow E. Guardado -11% 78% Single (Line Drive to CF-RF); Knoblauch to 3B
Neifi Perez pinch runs for Kit Pellow (PH) batting 8th
b9 5-6 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  KCR L. Ordaz E. Guardado -7% 71% Walk; Perez to 2B
b9 5-6 2 123 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Guiel E. Guardado 29% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.

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