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5
Thursday, August 9, 2007, 1:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 14,569, Time of Game: 2:51
Twins
0
58-56
 Lost 1 
3rd, 6½ GB
at Royals
1
50-63
 Won 1 
5th, 14 GB
W: Kyle Davies (5-8)
L: Matt Garza (1-3)
S: Joakim Soria (12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  0
Royals          0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  X    1  5  0

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alexi Casilla 2B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .250 .289 .278 .567 17 11 0.171 1.22 0.183 -0.013 1.2 1 1 SB
Jason Bartlett SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .260 .329 .331 .661 22 12 -0.044 1.79 0.083 -0.127 -0.7 3 4
Joe Mauer C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .297 .384 .429 .813 18 13 -0.215 2.09 0.000 -0.215 -1.4 7 0
Michael Cuddyer RF 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 .284 .363 .446 .809 18 13 -0.198 1.84 0.000 -0.198 -1.2 3 0
Justin Morneau 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .287 .350 .555 .905 15 11 -0.167 1.60 0.000 -0.167 -0.9 7 1
Torii Hunter CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .294 .336 .544 .880 10 7 -0.072 1.16 0.025 -0.097 -0.4 2 1
Jason Kubel LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .248 .304 .406 .710 22 10 0.017 1.02 0.068 -0.051 0.2 1 0 2B
Rondell White DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .143 .231 .171 .402 11 6 -0.156 1.92 0.000 -0.156 -1.1
Luis Rodriguez 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .198 .274 .283 .557 9 7 -0.113 1.45 0.000 -0.113 -0.7 0 1
Matt Garza P 0 1
   Dennys Reyes P 0 0
   Pat Neshek P 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 4 0 3 7 34 .129 .206 .161 .367 142 90 -0.777 1.54 0.359 -1.137 -5.0 24 9
2B: J Kubel (19, off K Davies).
TB: J Kubel 2; A Casilla 2; T Hunter.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Casilla-J Bartlett-J Morneau.
Outfield Assists: T Hunter (M Teahen at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: A Casilla (5, 2nd base off K Davies/J LaRue).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David DeJesus CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .282 .365 .407 .772 15 12 -0.046 0.58 0.000 -0.046 -0.5 4 0
Esteban German 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .286 .373 .402 .775 12 6 -0.019 0.76 0.024 -0.043 -0.2 1 1
Mark Teahen RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .290 .360 .409 .768 9 7 -0.083 0.80 0.000 -0.083 -0.9 0 0 GDP
Billy Butler DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .295 .342 .439 .782 16 11 -0.024 0.59 0.011 -0.036 -0.2
Ross Gload 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .303 .324 .467 .790 13 9 -0.023 0.77 0.017 -0.040 -0.2 9 0
Alex Gordon 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .236 .311 .375 .687 14 9 -0.068 0.86 0.000 -0.068 -0.8 2 2
Tony Pena SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .275 .291 .366 .657 10 7 0.038 0.67 0.065 -0.027 0.3 1 3 2B
Joey Gathright LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .354 .415 .417 .832 11 9 -0.050 0.87 0.000 -0.050 -0.6 3 0 SH
Jason LaRue C 2 0 0 1 0 1 3 .155 .240 .302 .542 20 12 -0.003 0.82 0.022 -0.025 -0.2 7 1 SF
Kyle Davies P 0 0
   Zack Greinke P 0 0
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
Team Totals 25 1 5 1 0 7 27 .200 .192 .240 .432 120 82 -0.278 0.75 0.139 -0.418 -3.4 27 7
2B: T Pena (20, off M Garza).
SF: J LaRue (2, off M Garza).
SH: J Gathright (6, off M Garza).
TB: T Pena 2; B Butler; R Gload; M Teahen; E German.
GIDP: M Teahen (17).
RBI: J LaRue (12).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 1.

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
Matt Garza, L (1-3) 6.2 4 1 1 0 6 0 1.70 22 103 72 53 9 10 7 9 3 0 68 0.220 0.75 2.6
Dennys Reyes 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.39 2 6 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.022 1.13 0.2
Pat Neshek 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.98 3 11 7 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.035 0.44 0.6
Team Totals 8 5 1 1 0 7 0 1.12 27 120 82 59 10 13 9 11 3 0 68 1 0 0.277 0.75 3.4

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
Kyle Davies, W (5-8) 6.2 3 0 0 2 5 0 5.64 25 104 65 38 7 20 8 10 4 0 71 0.394 1.12 3.4
Zack Greinke, H (11) 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.68 4 19 11 5 2 4 0 2 1 0 2 0 -0.003 2.46 0.1
Jimmy Gobble, H (9) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.13 1 4 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.107 4.55 0.5
Joakim Soria, S (12) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.22 4 15 11 4 4 3 1 2 1 0 2 0 0.280 2.67 1.0
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 3 7 0 0.00 34 142 90 48 13 29 9 15 6 0 71 6 0 0.778 1.54 5.0
Balks: None.
WP: K Davies (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Everitt, 1B - Gerry Davis, 2B - Brian Gorman, 3B - Paul Nauert.
Time of Game: 2:51.
Attendance: 14,569.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 91° F, Wind 6mph out to Rightfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Alexi Casilla 2B 1 David DeJesus CF
2 Jason Bartlett SS 2 Esteban German 2B
3 Joe Mauer C 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 Alex Gordon 3B
7 Jason Kubel LF 7 Tony Pena SS
8 Rondell White DH 8 Joey Gathright LF
9 Luis Rodriguez 3B 9 Jason LaRue C
Matt Garza P Kyle Davies P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 0-1 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Gobble 11% 75% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
t8 0-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Soria 11% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t7 0-1 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O MIN R. White Z. Greinke 8% 78% Strikeout Swinging
t8 0-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Bartlett Z. Greinke -8% 65% Walk; Casilla to 2B
t9 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Soria 8% 90% Lineout: 3B (Weak SS)

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' Kyle Davies facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN A. Casilla K. Davies -3% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  MIN J. Bartlett K. Davies -2% 44% Wild Pitch; Casilla to 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett K. Davies 4% 48% Lineout: 2B (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Mauer K. Davies 3% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(0-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer K. Davies 3% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Matt Garza facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 8,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Garza -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR E. German M. Garza 2% 55% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR M. Teahen M. Garza -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Morneau K. Davies 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Hunter K. Davies 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O MIN J. Kubel K. Davies 1% 55% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Matt Garza facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 7,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler M. Garza -2% 53% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR R. Gload M. Garza -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Gordon M. Garza -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN R. White K. Davies 3% 53% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
t3 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN L. Rodriguez K. Davies 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN A. Casilla K. Davies 1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Matt Garza facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR T. Pena M. Garza 7% 62% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b3 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Gathright M. Garza -2% 61% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); Pena to 3B
b3 0-0 1 --3 7,(2-2)  RO KCR J. LaRue M. Garza 2% 63% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Pena Scores
b3 1-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Garza -1% 62% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Bartlett K. Davies 3% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 0-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN J. Mauer K. Davies 2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer K. Davies 1% 68% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Matt Garza facing 2-3-4
b4 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR E. German M. Garza -2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Teahen M. Garza -2% 64% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler M. Garza -1% 63% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau K. Davies 3% 67% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t5 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Hunter K. Davies 2% 69% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t5 0-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Kubel K. Davies -3% 66% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t5 0-1 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN R. White K. Davies 5% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Matt Garza facing 5-6-7
b5 1-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR R. Gload M. Garza -2% 68% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
b5 1-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon M. Garza -2% 66% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pena M. Garza -1% 65% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 9-1-2
t6 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN L. Rodriguez K. Davies 4% 69% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
t6 0-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN A. Casilla K. Davies -4% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t6 0-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN J. Bartlett K. Davies -2% 63% Casilla Steals 2B
t6 0-1 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett K. Davies 6% 68% Flyball: CF
t6 0-1 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  O MIN J. Mauer K. Davies 5% 74% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Matt Garza facing 8-9-1
b6 1-0 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR J. Gathright M. Garza -2% 71% Strikeout Looking
b6 1-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. LaRue M. Garza -2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b6 1-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Garza -1% 68% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 4-5-6
t7 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer K. Davies 5% 73% Strikeout Looking
t7 0-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Morneau K. Davies 3% 76% Flyball: CF
t7 0-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN T. Hunter K. Davies -2% 74% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t7 0-1 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  MIN J. Kubel K. Davies -4% 70% Walk; Hunter to 2B
Zack Greinke replaces Kyle Davies pitching
t7 0-1 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O MIN R. White Z. Greinke 8% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Matt Garza facing 2-3-4
b7 1-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR E. German M. Garza -2% 76% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
b7 1-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen M. Garza -2% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Teahen out at 2B/CF-SS
b7 1-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Butler M. Garza 1% 76% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
Dennys Reyes replaces Matt Garza pitching
b7 1-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR R. Gload D. Reyes 2% 77% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Butler to 2B
b7 1-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Gordon D. Reyes -4% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 9-1-2
t8 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN L. Rodriguez Z. Greinke 6% 79% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
t8 0-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  MIN A. Casilla Z. Greinke -6% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t8 0-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Bartlett Z. Greinke -8% 65% Walk; Casilla to 2B
Jimmy Gobble replaces Zack Greinke pitching
t8 0-1 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Gobble 11% 75% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
Joakim Soria replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
t8 0-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Soria 11% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Pat Neshek facing 7-8-9
Pat Neshek replaces Dennys Reyes pitching
b8 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Pena P. Neshek -2% 85% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Gathright P. Neshek -1% 84% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b8 1-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. LaRue P. Neshek -1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 5-6-7
t9 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Soria 8% 90% Lineout: 3B (Weak SS)
t9 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN T. Hunter J. Soria 6% 96% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
t9 0-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Soria 4% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.

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