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7
1
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@KCR
11
4
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6
3
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15
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5
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1
2
Wednesday, August 8, 2007, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 21,503, Time of Game: 3:20
Twins
11
58-55
 Won 1 
3rd, 5½ GB
at Royals
4
49-63
 Lost 1 
5th, 14 GB
W: Johan Santana (12-9)
L: Odalis Perez (6-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           1  0  5   0  2  1   1  1  0   11 19  2
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  2   0  1  1    4 13  2

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jason Bartlett SS 5 3 2 0 1 2 .262 .664 23 14 0.094 0.52 0.101 -0.007 0.4 3 4
Nick Punto 3B 4 1 1 0 1 2 .210 .573 32 20 0.091 0.56 0.127 -0.036 1.3 0 1 2B,SH
Joe Mauer DH 5 1 2 2 0 0 .301 .823 15 13 -0.039 0.42 0.008 -0.047 0.8 SF
Michael Cuddyer RF 5 1 3 3 0 0 .287 .817 13 8 0.170 0.46 0.189 -0.019 0.7 4 0 HR,2·GDP
Justin Morneau 1B 5 2 2 0 0 0 .290 .913 20 12 -0.009 0.30 0.023 -0.033 -0.1 8 3 2·2B
Torii Hunter CF 5 2 3 3 0 0 .294 .884 15 9 -0.011 0.29 0.022 -0.033 2.0 0 0 HR,2B
   Jason Kubel LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .705 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Redmond C 5 0 4 1 0 0 .287 .687 15 11 0.021 0.22 0.037 -0.016 2.2 7 0
Jason Tyner LF-CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 .271 .664 17 10 -0.007 0.13 0.006 -0.013 -0.9 2 0
Alexi Casilla 2B 4 1 1 0 1 1 .232 .525 25 16 0.023 0.28 0.036 -0.013 -0.3 0 3
Johan Santana P 1 0
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
   Ramon Ortiz P 2 1
Team Totals 43 11 19 9 3 5 .442 1.143 175 113 0.333 0.36 0.549 -0.217 6.0 27 12
2B: J Morneau 2 (24, 1 off R Braun, 1 off O Perez); N Punto (13, off R Braun); T Hunter (32, off J Bale).
HR: M Cuddyer (11, off O Perez; 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF-CF); T Hunter (23, off R Braun; 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: J Mauer (2, off O Perez).
SH: N Punto (3, off O Perez).
TB: T Hunter 7; M Cuddyer 6; J Morneau 4; M Redmond 4; N Punto 2; J Bartlett 2; J Mauer 2; A Casilla; J Tyner.
GIDP: M Cuddyer 2 (14).
RBI: M Cuddyer 3 (61); T Hunter 3 (79); J Mauer 2 (49); M Redmond (25).
2-out RBI: T Hunter; M Redmond; M Cuddyer.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 7 for 19.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Casilla-J Bartlett-J Morneau; J Morneau-J Bartlett-J Santana.
E: J Morneau (4); N Punto (8).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David DeJesus CF 2 0 0 0 1 0 .284 .777 12 7 -0.003 0.67 0.037 -0.040 -1.1 1 1 GDP
   Joey Gathright PH-CF 2 1 2 0 0 0 .362 .849 3 2 0.005 0.04 0.005 0.000 1.0 0 0
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 .306 .790 7 6 -0.029 0.67 0.010 -0.040 -0.5 4 5
   Jason Smith 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .582 4 3 -0.005 0.10 0.000 -0.005 -0.6 0 0
Mark Teahen RF 5 0 1 1 0 1 .289 .769 21 16 -0.078 0.43 0.001 -0.079 -0.9 1 0 GDP
Billy Butler DH 4 1 0 0 1 1 .294 .784 30 18 -0.038 0.31 0.002 -0.040 -0.9
Ross Gload 1B 5 1 2 0 0 1 .302 .792 12 8 -0.002 0.23 0.017 -0.019 0.3 11 1
Esteban German 3B-2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .285 .776 16 11 0.009 0.30 0.028 -0.019 -0.9 0 3 3B
Emil Brown LF 4 1 2 1 0 2 .237 .624 16 10 -0.044 0.46 0.006 -0.050 0.7 2 0 2·2B
John Buck C 4 0 3 2 0 0 .237 .818 11 6 0.036 0.22 0.036 0.000 2.7 5 0 2B
Tony Pena SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .275 .654 12 10 -0.015 0.36 0.014 -0.029 -0.6 2 5
Odalis Perez P 0 1
   Ryan Braun P 0 0
   Joel Peralta P 0 0
   John Bale P 1 2
   David Riske P 0 0
Team Totals 39 4 13 4 2 7 .333 .827 144 97 -0.164 0.35 0.156 -0.321 -1.0 27 18
2B: J Buck (15, off R Ortiz); E Brown 2 (11, 1 off R Ortiz, 1 off J Santana).
3B: E German (5, off J Santana).
TB: E Brown 4; J Buck 4; E German 3; J Gathright 2; R Gload 2; M Teahen; T Pena; M Grudzielanek.
GIDP: D DeJesus (5); M Teahen (16).
RBI: J Buck 2 (39); M Teahen (49); E Brown (43).
2-out RBI: J Buck 2; E Brown.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. E German-M Grudzielanek-R Gload; J Bale-E German-T Pena-R Gload.
PB: J Buck (3).
E: E German (8); E Brown (5).
Outfield Assists: D DeJesus (M Cuddyer at 2nd base).

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, W (12-9) 6 8 2 2 2 6 0 2.98 27 93 64 43 12 9 10 9 5 0 52 0.161 0.52 1.3
Matt Guerrier 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.68 4 15 11 7 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.10 0.6
Ramon Ortiz 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 5.18 10 36 22 17 2 3 6 4 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.02 -0.9
Team Totals 9 13 4 4 2 7 0 4.00 41 144 97 67 16 14 18 14 5 0 52 0 0 0.166 0.35 1.0

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
Odalis Perez, L (6-11) 3 7 6 3 1 0 1 5.87 18 57 35 27 1 7 10 7 2 0 26 -0.312 0.83 -4.3
Ryan Braun 2.1 6 3 3 1 2 1 8.02 13 49 32 16 3 13 5 5 2 0 0 0 -0.017 0.12 -1.3
Joel Peralta 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.72 4 20 12 8 1 3 3 1 0 0 1 1 -0.001 0.06 -0.0
John Bale 2 4 2 2 1 1 0 4.50 10 37 27 16 4 7 6 2 1 0 0 0 -0.004 0.03 -0.9
David Riske 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.34 3 12 7 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.6
Team Totals 9 19 11 8 3 5 2 8.00 48 175 113 73 10 30 25 15 5 0 26 1 1 -0.334 0.36 -6.0
Balks: R Ortiz (1).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Nauert, 1B - Mike Everitt, 2B - Gerry Davis, 3B - Brian Gorman.
Time of Game: 3:20.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 91° F, Wind 14mph from Right to Left, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Jason Bartlett SS 1 David DeJesus CF
2 Nick Punto 3B 2 Mark Grudzielanek 2B
3 Joe Mauer DH 3 Mark Teahen RF
4 Michael Cuddyer RF 4 Billy Butler DH
5 Justin Morneau 1B 5 Ross Gload 1B
6 Torii Hunter CF 6 Esteban German 3B
7 Mike Redmond C 7 Emil Brown LF
8 Jason Tyner LF 8 John Buck C
9 Alexi Casilla 2B 9 Tony Pena SS
Johan Santana P Odalis Perez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 1-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  R MIN N. Punto O. Perez 12% 81% Reached on E5 (throw)/Sacrifice Bunt (Bunt to Weak 3B); Casilla Scores/No RBI; Bartlett to 3B; Punto to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R MIN M. Cuddyer O. Perez 9% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive); Bartlett Scores/unER; Cuddyer to 2B/Adv on throw
t3 3-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  RR MIN M. Cuddyer O. Perez 9% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Punto Scores/unER
b1 0-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR M. Teahen J. Santana 5% 60% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t3 1-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN J. Bartlett O. Perez 5% 69% Single to LF (Line Drive); Casilla 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' Odalis Perez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Bartlett O. Perez 3% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto O. Perez -3% 50% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Mauer O. Perez 1% 52% Passed Ball; Bartlett to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Mauer O. Perez -3% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R MIN M. Cuddyer O. Perez 9% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive); Bartlett Scores/unER; Cuddyer to 2B/Adv on throw
t1 1-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Morneau O. Perez -3% 55% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Johan Santana facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Santana -4% 51% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Santana 4% 54% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR M. Teahen J. Santana 5% 60% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Odalis Perez facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN T. Hunter O. Perez -2% 58% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t2 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN M. Redmond O. Perez -2% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Tyner O. Perez -1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Johan Santana facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Santana 3% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b2 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR R. Gload J. Santana 2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR E. German J. Santana -3% 57% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b2 0-1 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O KCR E. Brown J. Santana 4% 61% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Odalis Perez facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN A. Casilla O. Perez 3% 64% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t3 1-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN J. Bartlett O. Perez 5% 69% Single to LF (Line Drive); Casilla to 2B
t3 1-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  R MIN N. Punto O. Perez 12% 81% Reached on E5 (throw)/Sacrifice Bunt (Bunt to Weak 3B); Casilla Scores/No RBI; Bartlett to 3B; Punto to 2B
t3 2-0 0 -23 1,(0-0)  RO MIN J. Mauer O. Perez -1% 80% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Bartlett Scores
t3 3-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  RR MIN M. Cuddyer O. Perez 9% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Punto Scores/unER
t3 5-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN J. Morneau O. Perez 1% 90% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t3 5-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Hunter O. Perez -1% 89% Flyball: RF
t3 5-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R MIN M. Redmond O. Perez 3% 93% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Morneau Scores/unER
t3 6-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Tyner O. Perez 1% 93% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Redmond to 3B
t3 6-0 2 1-3 6,(2-2)  O MIN A. Casilla O. Perez -1% 92% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
5 runs, 6 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Twins' Johan Santana facing 8-9-1
b3 0-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Buck J. Santana -2% 90% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b3 0-6 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pena J. Santana 2% 92% Flyball: RF
b3 0-6 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Santana 1% 93% Flyball: RF
b3 0-6 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Santana -1% 92% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Buck to 2B
b3 0-6 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Santana 2% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Ryan Braun facing 1-2-3
Ryan Braun replaces Odalis Perez pitching
t4 6-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett R. Braun -0% 94% Strikeout Swinging
t4 6-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN N. Punto R. Braun 1% 95% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t4 6-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  MIN J. Mauer R. Braun 0% 95% Fielder's Choice P
t4 6-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO MIN M. Cuddyer R. Braun -2% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Twins' Johan Santana facing 4-5-6
b4 0-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR B. Butler J. Santana 1% 95% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b4 0-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR R. Gload J. Santana -1% 93% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b4 0-6 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR E. German J. Santana 1% 95% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 0-6 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR E. Brown J. Santana 1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Ryan Braun facing 5-6-7
t5 6-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN J. Morneau R. Braun 1% 97% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t5 6-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  RR MIN T. Hunter R. Braun 2% 99% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Morneau Scores
t5 8-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN M. Redmond R. Braun 0% 99% Single to P (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t5 8-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Tyner R. Braun -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 8-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN A. Casilla R. Braun 0% 99% Walk; Tyner to 2B
t5 8-0 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett R. Braun -0% 98% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
t5 8-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN N. Punto R. Braun -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 8, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-8, Twins' Johan Santana facing 8-9-1
b5 0-8 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Buck J. Santana -1% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b5 0-8 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR T. Pena J. Santana -1% 96% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B); Buck to 2B
b5 0-8 0 12- 4,(1-2)  OO KCR D. DeJesus J. Santana 2% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P (Weak 2B-1B); Buck to 3B
b5 0-8 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Santana 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 8, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 8-0, Royals' Ryan Braun facing 3-4-5
t6 8-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN J. Mauer R. Braun 0% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t6 8-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer R. Braun 0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive); Mauer to 3B; Cuddyer out at 2B/CF-2B
Joel Peralta replaces Ryan Braun pitching
t6 8-0 1 --3 8,(3-2)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Peralta -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 8-0 2 --3 5,(2-2)  R MIN T. Hunter J. Peralta 0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Mauer Scores
t6 9-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Redmond J. Peralta 0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hunter to 2B
t6 9-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Tyner J. Peralta -0% 99% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 9, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-9, Twins' Johan Santana facing 3-4-5
b6 0-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Santana 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-9 1 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR B. Butler J. Santana -0% 99% Walk
b6 0-9 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR R. Gload J. Santana -0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Butler to 3B
b6 0-9 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  KCR E. German J. Santana 0% 99% E3 on Foul Ball
b6 0-9 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  O KCR E. German J. Santana 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b6 0-9 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R KCR E. Brown J. Santana -1% 99% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Butler Scores; Gload to 3B
b6 1-9 2 -23 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Buck J. Santana -1% 98% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Gload Scores; Brown to 3B
b6 2-9 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Pena J. Santana 1% 99% Lineout: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 9, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 9-2, Royals' John Bale facing 9-1-2
John Bale replaces Joel Peralta pitching
Esteban German moves from 3B to 2B
Jason Smith replaces Mark Grudzielanek (2B) playing 3B batting 2nd
t7 9-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Bale -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t7 9-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Bartlett J. Bale 0% 99% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
t7 9-2 1 1-- 9,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto J. Bale 0% 99% Walk; Bartlett to 2B
t7 9-2 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R MIN J. Mauer J. Bale 0% 100% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Bartlett Scores; Punto to 2B
t7 10-2 1 12- 4,(1-2)  OO MIN M. Cuddyer J. Bale -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 10, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-10, Twins' Matt Guerrier facing 1-2-3
Matt Guerrier replaces Johan Santana pitching
Joey Gathright pinch hits for David DeJesus (CF) batting 1st
b7 2-10 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Gathright M. Guerrier -0% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b7 2-10 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Smith M. Guerrier 0% 99% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b7 2-10 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen M. Guerrier 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B); Gathright to 2B
b7 2-10 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler M. Guerrier 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 10, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 10-2, Royals' John Bale facing 5-6-7
Joey Gathright moves from PH to CF
t8 10-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Bale -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 10-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN T. Hunter J. Bale 0% 100% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t8 10-2 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  R MIN M. Redmond J. Bale 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Hunter Scores/Adv on E7/No RBI
t8 11-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Tyner J. Bale -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B (Short 1B Line); Redmond to 2B
t8 11-2 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Bale -0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 11, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-11, Twins' Ramon Ortiz facing 5-6-7
Ramon Ortiz replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
Jason Kubel replaces Torii Hunter (CF) playing LF batting 6th
Jason Tyner moves from LF to CF
b8 2-11 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR R. Gload R. Ortiz 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b8 2-11 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR E. German R. Ortiz 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b8 2-11 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR E. Brown R. Ortiz -0% 100% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b8 2-11 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  R KCR J. Buck R. Ortiz -0% 100% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Brown Scores
b8 3-11 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR T. Pena R. Ortiz 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 11, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 11-3, Royals' David Riske facing 1-2-3
David Riske replaces John Bale pitching
t9 11-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett D. Riske 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 11-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto D. Riske -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 11-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Mauer D. Riske 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 11, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-11, Twins' Ramon Ortiz facing 1-2-3
b9 3-11 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Gathright R. Ortiz -0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b9 3-11 0 1-- KCR J. Smith R. Ortiz -0% 100% Balk; Gathright to 2B
b9 3-11 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Smith R. Ortiz 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Gathright to 3B
b9 3-11 1 --3 7,(2-2)  R KCR M. Teahen R. Ortiz -0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Gathright Scores
b9 4-11 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler R. Ortiz 0% 100% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
b9 4-11 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR R. Gload R. Ortiz 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 11, Royals 4.

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