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Monday, July 3, 2006, 7:15PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 28,401, Time of Game: 3:22
Twins
6
46-35
 Won 11 
3rd, 9 GB
at Royals
5
27-54
 Lost 2 
5th, 28 GB
W: Jesse Crain (2-4)
L: Andy Sisco (0-2)
S: Joe Nathan (15)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  2  0   0  0  1   0  3  0    6  7  0
Royals          0  1  0   0  0  4   0  0  0    5  8  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Luis Castillo 2B 3 1 1 0 2 1 .269 .676 23 9 0.089 0.86 0.127 -0.038 0.6 2 3 2B
Nick Punto 3B 4 0 0 0 1 1 .281 .746 25 12 -0.075 1.26 0.051 -0.126 -0.4 0 0
Joe Mauer C 3 1 1 1 1 0 .391 1.004 13 9 0.076 1.28 0.185 -0.109 0.1 13 0 HR,GDP
Michael Cuddyer RF 4 2 1 0 0 0 .274 .889 18 10 0.159 2.10 0.291 -0.132 0.5 1 0 2B
Justin Morneau 1B 4 2 3 3 0 0 .298 .934 17 11 0.458 2.22 0.472 -0.014 3.3 7 0 HR
Torii Hunter CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .783 24 17 -0.087 1.43 0.019 -0.106 -1.1 2 0 HBP,GDP
Shannon Stewart LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .318 .781 13 5 0.018 1.55 0.066 -0.049 0.3 0 0 2B
   Lew Ford LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .585 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jason Kubel DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .815 12 8 -0.139 1.25 0.000 -0.139 -1.4
Jason Bartlett SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .306 .790 14 10 -0.084 0.78 0.000 -0.084 -0.9 1 4
Johan Santana P 1 0
   Jesse Crain P 0 0
   Juan Rincon P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
Team Totals 32 6 7 4 5 3 .219 .842 159 91 0.415 1.44 1.211 -0.797 1.0 27 7
2B: M Cuddyer (20, off S Elarton); S Stewart (5, off S Elarton); L Castillo (12, off S Elarton).
HR: J Morneau (22, off S Elarton; 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to CF-RF); J Mauer (6, off S Elarton; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
HBP: T Hunter (2, by A Burgos).
TB: J Morneau 6; J Mauer 4; M Cuddyer 2; S Stewart 2; L Castillo 2.
GIDP: T Hunter (12); J Mauer (8).
RBI: J Morneau 3 (71); J Mauer (41).
2-out RBI: J Morneau.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Bartlett-L Castillo-J Morneau; L Castillo-J Bartlett-J Morneau.
PB: J Mauer (2).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David DeJesus CF 4 1 2 0 1 1 .325 .900 23 13 0.053 1.37 0.148 -0.095 1.5 1 0 2B
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 4 1 2 0 1 1 .282 .705 23 13 0.164 1.43 0.226 -0.062 0.5 2 6 2B
Reggie Sanders RF 4 0 0 0 1 3 .243 .734 28 17 -0.285 1.94 0.019 -0.304 -2.1 2 0 GDP
Emil Brown LF 2 1 0 0 2 0 .286 .791 15 5 -0.052 1.70 0.064 -0.116 -0.7 3 0 GDP,IW
Tony Graffanino 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 .254 .701 13 10 -0.085 1.90 0.089 -0.173 -0.9 11 0
   Doug Mientkiewicz 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .760 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Mark Teahen 3B 3 1 1 1 0 2 .262 .748 17 11 0.109 2.29 0.191 -0.081 1.2 0 2 HBP
Angel Berroa SS 4 0 1 3 0 1 .239 .596 15 12 0.239 2.55 0.382 -0.143 1.5 2 4 2B
John Buck C 4 0 0 1 0 1 .246 .733 8 6 -0.097 1.18 0.000 -0.097 -0.8 4 0
Esteban German DH 3 0 1 0 0 2 .336 .843 13 8 -0.037 0.77 0.016 -0.053 -0.1
   Matt Stairs PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .792 4 3 -0.095 3.61 0.000 -0.095 -0.3
Scott Elarton P 1 0
   Todd Wellemeyer P 0 0
   Andy Sisco P 0 0
   Ambiorix Burgos P 0 0
   Joe Nelson P 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 8 5 5 13 .242 .692 159 98 -0.086 1.75 1.135 -1.219 -0.0 27 12
2B: A Berroa (14, off J Santana); D DeJesus (12, off J Crain); M Grudzielanek (18, off J Santana).
IBB: E Brown (2, by J Crain).
HBP: M Teahen (1, by J Santana).
TB: D DeJesus 3; M Grudzielanek 3; A Berroa 2; T Graffanino; M Teahen; E German.
GIDP: R Sanders (6); E Brown (6).
RBI: A Berroa 3 (30); J Buck (24); M Teahen (26).
2-out RBI: A Berroa 3; M Teahen.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Berroa-M Grudzielanek-T Graffanino; M Grudzielanek-A Berroa-T Graffanino.
E: J Buck (4).

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
Johan Santana 5.2 6 5 4 3 7 0 2.76 25 103 61 30 12 19 9 5 3 0 43 -0.336 1.80 -2.0
Jesse Crain, W (2-4) 1.1 2 0 0 1 1 0 5.11 7 22 13 9 3 1 1 4 2 0 1 0 0.051 0.78 0.9
Juan Rincon, H (12) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.96 3 12 9 2 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.150 1.91 0.6
Joe Nathan, S (15) 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 1.80 4 22 15 7 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.220 3.01 0.6
Team Totals 9 8 5 4 5 13 0 4.00 39 159 98 48 18 32 11 9 5 0 43 1 0 0.085 1.75 0.0

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
Scott Elarton 7 6 4 4 3 1 2 5.13 28 110 67 47 2 18 13 11 3 0 47 0.000 0.93 0.5
Todd Wellemeyer, H (2) 0.2 0 1 1 1 0 0 4.50 3 15 7 5 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0.069 2.72 0.4
Andy Sisco, L (0-2) 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 7.79 1 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 -0.100 2.82 -0.9
Ambiorix Burgos, BS (8) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.28 3 17 6 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 -0.428 3.76 -1.5
Joe Nelson 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.87 3 14 9 2 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.044 0.57 0.6
Team Totals 9 7 6 6 5 3 2 6.00 38 159 91 58 7 26 15 14 5 0 47 5 3 -0.415 1.44 -1.0
S Elarton faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
A Sisco faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: A Burgos 2 (6).
HBP: A Burgos (3; T Hunter); J Santana (3; M Teahen).
IBB: J Crain (1; E Brown).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Everitt, 1B - Alfonso Marquez, 2B - Larry Young, 3B - Tom Hallion.
Time of Game: 3:22.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 93° F, Wind 0mph.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 2-3 2 123 3,(0-2)  RRR KCR A. Berroa J. Santana -38% 17% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru LF Line); Grudzielanek Scores; Brown Scores; Teahen Scores
t8 4-5 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R MIN T. Hunter A. Burgos 23% 48% Wild Pitch; Cuddyer Scores/Adv on E2 (throw); Morneau to 3B
t8 5-5 2 123 4,(1-2)  R MIN J. Kubel A. Burgos 21% 74% Wild Pitch; Morneau Scores; Hunter to 3B; Stewart to 2B
b6 1-3 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Santana -13% 53% Single to CF (Line Drive); DeJesus to 3B
b6 1-3 2 123 2,(0-1)  R KCR M. Teahen J. Santana -13% 56% Hit By Pitch; DeJesus Scores; Grudzielanek to 3B; Brown to 2B

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' Scott Elarton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN L. Castillo S. Elarton -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN N. Punto S. Elarton -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Mauer S. Elarton -1% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Johan Santana facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Santana 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Santana -4% 43% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru LF Line)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR R. Sanders J. Santana -2% 41% Walk
b1 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR E. Brown J. Santana 9% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(0-2)  MIN M. Cuddyer S. Elarton 6% 56% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru LF Line)
t2 0-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  RR MIN J. Morneau S. Elarton 13% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Cuddyer Scores
t2 2-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN T. Hunter S. Elarton -2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 2-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  MIN S. Stewart S. Elarton 3% 70% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t2 2-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Kubel S. Elarton -2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B; Stewart to 3B
t2 2-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Bartlett S. Elarton -3% 65% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Johan Santana facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- 4,(0-2)  KCR T. Graffanino J. Santana -4% 61% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
b2 0-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Teahen J. Santana -6% 55% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Graffanino to 2B
b2 0-2 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Berroa J. Santana 6% 61% Bunt Popfly: P
b2 0-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Buck J. Santana -5% 56% Passed Ball; Graffanino to 3B; Teahen to 2B
b2 0-2 1 -23 3,(2-0)  RO KCR J. Buck J. Santana 1% 57% Groundout: SS-1B; Graffanino Scores/unER
b2 1-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR E. German J. Santana 4% 61% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 1-2-3
t3 2-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN L. Castillo S. Elarton 3% 64% Walk
t3 2-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN N. Punto S. Elarton 5% 69% Walk; Castillo to 2B
t3 2-1 0 12- 2,(0-1)  OO MIN J. Mauer S. Elarton -10% 59% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Castillo to 3B
t3 2-1 2 --3 5,(3-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer S. Elarton -4% 55% Lineout: P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Johan Santana facing 1-2-3
b3 1-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Santana -4% 51% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 1-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Santana 4% 55% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR R. Sanders J. Santana 6% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 5-6-7
t4 2-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  MIN J. Morneau S. Elarton 4% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t4 2-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO MIN T. Hunter S. Elarton -8% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t4 2-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN S. Stewart S. Elarton -1% 56% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Johan Santana facing 4-5-6
b4 1-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR E. Brown J. Santana 3% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Graffanino J. Santana 2% 62% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-2 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Santana 1% 63% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 8-9-1
t5 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Kubel S. Elarton -3% 61% Flyball: CF
t5 2-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett S. Elarton -2% 59% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
t5 2-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN L. Castillo S. Elarton 3% 61% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t5 2-1 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O MIN N. Punto S. Elarton -4% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Johan Santana facing 7-8-9
b5 1-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR A. Berroa J. Santana 4% 61% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Buck J. Santana 3% 63% Lineout: RF
b5 1-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR E. German J. Santana 2% 65% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 3-4-5
t6 2-1 0 --- 4,(0-2)  R MIN J. Mauer S. Elarton 12% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t6 3-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer S. Elarton -2% 75% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t6 3-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Morneau S. Elarton -1% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 3-1 2 --- 11,(2-2)  O MIN T. Hunter S. Elarton -1% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Johan Santana facing 1-2-3
b6 1-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Santana -6% 67% Walk
b6 1-3 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Santana -13% 53% Single to CF (Line Drive); DeJesus to 3B
b6 1-3 0 1-3 10,(3-2)  O KCR R. Sanders J. Santana 9% 63% Strikeout Swinging
b6 1-3 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  KCR E. Brown J. Santana -6% 57% Walk; Grudzielanek to 2B
b6 1-3 1 123 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Graffanino J. Santana 12% 68% Popfly: 2B
b6 1-3 2 123 2,(0-1)  R KCR M. Teahen J. Santana -13% 56% Hit By Pitch; DeJesus Scores; Grudzielanek to 3B; Brown to 2B
b6 2-3 2 123 3,(0-2)  RRR KCR A. Berroa J. Santana -38% 17% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru LF Line); Grudzielanek Scores; Brown Scores; Teahen Scores
Jesse Crain replaces Johan Santana pitching
b6 5-3 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Buck J. Crain 2% 20% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 7-8-9
t7 3-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN S. Stewart S. Elarton -4% 16% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Kubel S. Elarton -2% 13% Flyball: LF
t7 3-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett S. Elarton -2% 12% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Twins' Jesse Crain facing 9-1-2
b7 5-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR E. German J. Crain -2% 10% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b7 5-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Crain -5% 6% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); German to 3B
b7 5-3 0 -23 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Crain 2% 8% Lineout: 1B
b7 5-3 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O KCR R. Sanders J. Crain 4% 12% Strikeout Swinging
b7 5-3 2 -23 4,(3-0)  KCR E. Brown J. Crain -1% 11% Intentional Walk
b7 5-3 2 123 4,(2-1)  O KCR T. Graffanino J. Crain 4% 15% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 1-2-3
Doug Mientkiewicz replaces Tony Graffanino playing 1B batting 5th
t8 3-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN L. Castillo S. Elarton 7% 21% Walk
Todd Wellemeyer replaces Scott Elarton pitching
t8 3-5 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto T. Wellemeyer -6% 15% Lineout: LF
t8 3-5 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Mauer T. Wellemeyer 7% 22% Walk; Castillo to 2B
t8 3-5 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O MIN M. Cuddyer T. Wellemeyer -8% 15% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Castillo to 3B
Andy Sisco replaces Todd Wellemeyer pitching
t8 3-5 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R MIN J. Morneau A. Sisco 10% 25% Single to LF (Line Drive); Castillo Scores; Cuddyer to 2B
Ambiorix Burgos replaces Andy Sisco pitching
t8 4-5 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R MIN T. Hunter A. Burgos 23% 48% Wild Pitch; Cuddyer Scores/Adv on E2 (throw); Morneau to 3B
t8 5-5 2 --3 6,(3-2)  MIN T. Hunter A. Burgos 2% 50% Hit By Pitch
t8 5-5 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  MIN S. Stewart A. Burgos 3% 53% Walk; Hunter to 2B
t8 5-5 2 123 4,(1-2)  R MIN J. Kubel A. Burgos 21% 74% Wild Pitch; Morneau Scores; Hunter to 3B; Stewart to 2B
t8 6-5 2 -23 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Kubel A. Burgos -6% 67% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
3 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-6, Twins' Juan Rincon facing 6-7-8
Juan Rincon replaces Jesse Crain pitching
Lew Ford replaces Shannon Stewart playing LF batting 7th
b8 5-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Rincon 7% 74% Strikeout Looking
b8 5-6 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Berroa J. Rincon 5% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 5-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Buck J. Rincon 3% 83% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-5, Royals' Joe Nelson facing 9-1-2
Joe Nelson replaces Ambiorix Burgos pitching
t9 6-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Bartlett J. Nelson -2% 81% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 6-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN L. Castillo J. Nelson -1% 79% Strikeout Looking
t9 6-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. Nelson -1% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-6, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 9-1-2
Joe Nathan replaces Juan Rincon pitching
Matt Stairs pinch hits for Esteban German (DH) batting 9th
b9 5-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Stairs J. Nathan 10% 88% Strikeout Looking
b9 5-6 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Nathan 7% 95% Strikeout Looking
b9 5-6 2 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Nathan -5% 89% Walk
b9 5-6 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O KCR R. Sanders J. Nathan 11% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.

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  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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