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@BOS
1
0
CLE
@CHW
6
2
TOR
@DET
4
5
MIN
@KCR
4
2
OAK
@SEA
9
3
STL
@CHC
3
12
WSN
@FLA
5
4
ATL
@NYM
2
3
COL
@PHI
5
6
 
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MIL
@PIT
0
9
ARI
@SFG
5
3
Monday, September 10, 2007, 7:11PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 10,525, Time of Game: 3:07
Twins
4
71-73
 Won 2 
3rd, 13 GB
at Royals
2
62-81
 Lost 6 
4th, 21½ GB
W: Boof Bonser (7-12)
L: Billy Buckner (0-1)
S: Joe Nathan (31)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  2   0  0  1   1  0  0    4  8  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  9  0

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jason Bartlett SS 4 2 1 0 1 0 5 .273 .344 .374 .718 15 8 0.015 0.82 0.061 -0.046 -0.1 3 1
Jason Kubel LF 4 0 2 2 1 1 5 .268 .327 .439 .766 21 11 0.138 0.90 0.186 -0.047 1.5 2 0 2·2B,SB
   Jason Tyner PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .344 .363 .708 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Joe Mauer C 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .292 .386 .414 .801 22 14 -0.088 0.93 0.010 -0.099 -1.1 8 2
Torii Hunter CF 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .290 .334 .525 .860 18 9 -0.016 0.97 0.055 -0.070 -0.5 4 0
Justin Morneau DH 3 0 2 2 1 0 4 .282 .349 .513 .863 28 15 0.312 1.38 0.331 -0.019 2.3 2B
Michael Cuddyer RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .276 .354 .429 .783 17 7 -0.112 1.19 0.019 -0.131 -1.3 5 0 GDP,IW
Garrett Jones 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .173 .232 .231 .463 21 11 -0.064 0.86 0.010 -0.075 -0.7 1 0
Brian Buscher 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .280 .345 .400 .745 10 7 -0.015 1.19 0.031 -0.046 -0.2 1 0
   Rondell White PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .154 .220 .286 .506 4 3 -0.011 0.42 0.000 -0.011 -0.2
   Nick Punto 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .286 .255 .541 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Alexi Casilla 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .244 .278 .288 .566 23 12 -0.063 1.23 0.045 -0.107 -0.8 1 1 SB
Boof Bonser P 0 0
   Nick Blackburn P 0 0
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 8 4 7 8 40 .242 .375 .333 .708 179 97 0.096 1.02 0.748 -0.651 -1.0 27 4
2B: J Kubel 2 (27, 2 off B Buckner); J Morneau (30, off N Musser).
IBB: M Cuddyer (1, by N Musser).
TB: J Kubel 4; J Morneau 3; A Casilla; B Buscher; T Hunter; J Bartlett.
GIDP: M Cuddyer (17).
RBI: J Morneau 2 (104); J Kubel 2 (60).
2-out RBI: J Morneau.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Mauer-J Bartlett; J Bartlett-A Casilla-G Jones.
Baserunning
SB: A Casilla (10, 2nd base off B Buckner/J Buck); J Kubel (4, 2nd base off J Gobble/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 1 1 0 1 1 5 .266 .357 .374 .731 14 8 0.087 1.45 0.162 -0.074 0.7 1 1 HBP
Mark Grudzielanek 2B-SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .300 .346 .425 .771 16 11 -0.229 1.80 0.000 -0.229 -1.7 2 6
Ross Gload 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .297 .319 .455 .774 16 10 -0.197 1.46 0.012 -0.209 -1.4 8 0 GDP
Mike Sweeney DH 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .264 .323 .424 .747 17 11 0.134 1.57 0.231 -0.097 1.0 2B
Mark Teahen RF 1 0 1 0 3 0 4 .286 .359 .405 .764 19 7 0.097 1.35 0.150 -0.053 0.7 2 0 CS
Alex Gordon 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .252 .318 .418 .736 16 12 -0.057 1.99 0.080 -0.137 -0.8 2 0
John Buck C 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 .234 .323 .464 .787 10 6 0.039 1.09 0.080 -0.041 0.5 7 0
   Shane Costa PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .226 .255 .312 .567 3 2 -0.098 4.13 0.000 -0.098 -0.5
   Jason LaRue C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .141 .236 .269 .505 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Joey Gathright LF 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .321 .383 .358 .741 17 10 -0.024 1.75 0.115 -0.139 -0.6 2 0 CS
Tony Pena SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .256 .276 .336 .612 9 8 0.002 1.85 0.105 -0.103 -0.0 2 1 2B
   Esteban German PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .268 .361 .376 .737 3 3 -0.158 6.05 0.000 -0.158 -0.8 0 0
Billy Buckner P 0 1
   Neal Musser P 0 0
   Joel Peralta P 0 0
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
   David Riske P 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 9 2 5 8 39 .273 .385 .333 .718 140 88 -0.404 1.76 0.935 -1.338 -3.0 27 9
2B: T Pena (22, off B Bonser); M Sweeney (14, off B Bonser).
HBP: D DeJesus (19, by B Bonser).
TB: T Pena 2; J Gathright 2; M Sweeney 2; A Gordon; J Buck; M Teahen; D DeJesus; R Gload.
GIDP: R Gload (10).
RBI: M Sweeney 2 (35).
2-out RBI: M Sweeney 2.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Grudzielanek-R Gload.
Outfield Assists: D DeJesus (J Kubel at 3rd base).
Baserunning
CS: M Teahen (5, 2nd base by B Bonser/J Mauer); J Gathright (7, 2nd base by N Blackburn/J Mauer).

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
Boof Bonser, W (7-12) 5 5 2 2 4 6 0 4.91 24 88 53 35 6 12 3 10 3 0 51 0.027 1.48 0.8
Nick Blackburn, H (1) 2.2 4 0 0 1 1 0 2.70 11 38 26 13 3 10 3 6 2 0 0 0 0.117 2.12 0.8
Matt Guerrier, H (11) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.37 1 3 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.158 6.05 0.8
Joe Nathan, S (31) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.99 3 12 7 3 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.102 1.29 0.6
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 5 8 0 2.00 39 141 89 51 11 27 6 19 5 0 51 3 0 0.404 1.76 3.0

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
Billy Buckner, L (0-1) 5.1 3 3 3 5 4 0 5.29 22 95 50 25 7 18 4 9 3 0 49 0.025 0.90 0.7
Neal Musser 0.1 2 0 0 1 1 0 4.38 4 21 9 6 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 -0.171 1.77 -1.2
Joel Peralta 1.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.76 7 29 17 12 1 4 4 3 1 0 3 0 -0.003 1.69 0.4
Jimmy Gobble 1.2 0 0 0 1 3 0 3.23 6 33 20 12 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.039 0.39 0.8
David Riske 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.23 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.015 0.50 0.3
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 7 8 0 4.00 40 179 97 56 13 28 11 14 5 0 49 5 1 -0.095 1.02 1.0
Balks: None.
WP: B Bonser (3).
HBP: B Bonser (4; D DeJesus).
IBB: N Musser (3; M Cuddyer).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Gary Darling, 1B - Larry Poncino, 2B - Brian Knight, 3B - Jerry Meals.
Time of Game: 3:07.
Attendance: 10,525.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 60° F, Wind 10mph from Left to Right.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Jason Bartlett SS 1 David DeJesus CF
2 Jason Kubel LF 2 Mark Grudzielanek 2B
3 Joe Mauer C 3 Ross Gload 1B
4 Torii Hunter CF 4 Mike Sweeney DH
5 Justin Morneau DH 5 Mark Teahen RF
6 Michael Cuddyer RF 6 Alex Gordon 3B
7 Garrett Jones 1B 7 John Buck C
8 Brian Buscher 3B 8 Joey Gathright LF
9 Alexi Casilla 2B 9 Tony Pena SS
Boof Bonser P Billy Buckner P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 0-2 2 -23 7,(3-2)  RR KCR M. Sweeney B. Bonser -23% 45% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Pena Scores; DeJesus Scores
t6 2-2 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  R MIN J. Morneau N. Musser 17% 67% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Hunter Scores
b8 2-4 2 123 3,(0-2)  O KCR E. German M. Guerrier 16% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 12- 3,(2-0)  RRO MIN J. Kubel B. Buckner 13% 67% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Casilla Scores; Bartlett Scores; Kubel out at 3B
t7 3-2 2 1-3 9,(3-2)  R MIN J. Morneau J. Peralta 12% 81% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Bartlett Scores; Hunter to 3B

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' Billy Buckner facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Bartlett B. Buckner -2% 48% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN J. Kubel B. Buckner 4% 52% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Mauer B. Buckner -3% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B; Kubel to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Hunter B. Buckner -4% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Boof Bonser facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus B. Bonser 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek B. Bonser 2% 49% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR R. Gload B. Bonser -1% 48% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 2B)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney B. Bonser 2% 50% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Morneau B. Buckner 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO MIN M. Cuddyer B. Buckner -8% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN G. Jones B. Buckner -1% 45% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Boof Bonser facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR M. Teahen B. Bonser -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Gordon B. Bonser 3% 45% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Buck B. Bonser -6% 38% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Teahen to 3B
b2 0-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Gathright B. Bonser 7% 45% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Pena B. Bonser 5% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Buscher B. Buckner -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  MIN A. Casilla B. Buckner 3% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN J. Bartlett B. Buckner 2% 52% Casilla Steals 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Bartlett B. Buckner 2% 54% Walk
t3 0-0 1 12- 3,(2-0)  RRO MIN J. Kubel B. Buckner 13% 67% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Casilla Scores; Bartlett Scores; Kubel out at 3B
t3 2-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  MIN J. Mauer B. Buckner 1% 68% Walk
t3 2-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN T. Hunter B. Buckner -2% 66% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Boof Bonser facing 1-2-3
b3 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. DeJesus B. Bonser -4% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 0-2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek B. Bonser 4% 66% Flyball: RF
b3 0-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR R. Gload B. Bonser 3% 69% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b3 0-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney B. Bonser 3% 72% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O MIN J. Morneau B. Buckner -2% 70% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
t4 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer B. Buckner -1% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN G. Jones B. Buckner 1% 70% Walk
t4 2-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN B. Buscher B. Buckner -2% 68% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Boof Bonser facing 5-6-7
b4 0-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Teahen B. Bonser -5% 63% Walk
b4 0-2 0 1-- 11,(3-2)  OO KCR A. Gordon B. Bonser 10% 73% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Teahen Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b4 0-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Buck B. Bonser -2% 71% Walk
b4 0-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Gathright B. Bonser 3% 74% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 9-1-2
t5 2-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN A. Casilla B. Buckner -2% 72% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t5 2-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett B. Buckner -1% 71% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t5 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Kubel B. Buckner -1% 70% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Boof Bonser facing 9-1-2
b5 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR T. Pena B. Bonser -8% 62% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b5 0-2 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  KCR D. DeJesus B. Bonser -5% 57% Hit By Pitch
b5 0-2 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek B. Bonser 8% 64% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR R. Gload B. Bonser 7% 71% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
b5 0-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Sweeney B. Bonser -2% 69% Wild Pitch; Pena to 3B; DeJesus to 2B
b5 0-2 2 -23 7,(3-2)  RR KCR M. Sweeney B. Bonser -23% 45% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Pena Scores; DeJesus Scores
b5 2-2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Teahen B. Bonser -1% 44% Walk
b5 2-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Gordon B. Bonser 6% 50% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 3-4-5
t6 2-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Mauer B. Buckner -4% 46% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t6 2-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN T. Hunter B. Buckner 4% 50% Walk
Neal Musser replaces Billy Buckner pitching
t6 2-2 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  R MIN J. Morneau N. Musser 17% 67% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Hunter Scores
t6 3-2 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Cuddyer N. Musser 2% 69% Intentional Walk
t6 3-2 1 12- 7,(3-2)  O MIN G. Jones N. Musser -5% 64% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  MIN B. Buscher N. Musser 3% 67% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 1B); Morneau to 3B; Cuddyer to 2B
Joel Peralta replaces Neal Musser pitching
t6 3-2 2 123 6,(3-2)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Peralta -8% 59% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 7-8-9
Nick Blackburn replaces Boof Bonser pitching
b6 2-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Buck N. Blackburn 4% 63% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Gathright N. Blackburn -4% 59% Single to P (Ground Ball to Front of Home)
b6 2-3 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pena N. Blackburn 5% 64% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b6 2-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus N. Blackburn 4% 68% Gathright Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 1-2-3
t7 3-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Bartlett J. Peralta 4% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t7 3-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Peralta -4% 68% Flyball: LF
t7 3-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Peralta -2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Bartlett to 2B
t7 3-2 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  MIN T. Hunter J. Peralta 2% 68% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Bartlett to 3B
t7 3-2 2 1-3 9,(3-2)  R MIN J. Morneau J. Peralta 12% 81% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Bartlett Scores; Hunter to 3B
t7 4-2 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Peralta -4% 77% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 1-2-3
b7 2-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. DeJesus N. Blackburn -7% 70% Walk
b7 2-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek N. Blackburn 6% 76% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b7 2-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR R. Gload N. Blackburn 9% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Jimmy Gobble facing 7-8-9
Jimmy Gobble replaces Joel Peralta pitching
t8 4-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN G. Jones J. Gobble -1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
Rondell White pinch hits for Brian Buscher (3B) batting 8th
t8 4-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN R. White J. Gobble -1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Gobble -1% 82% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 4-5-6
Nick Punto replaces Rondell White (PH) playing 3B batting 8th
b8 2-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney N. Blackburn 5% 87% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b8 2-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Teahen N. Blackburn -6% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b8 2-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR A. Gordon N. Blackburn -8% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Teahen to 2B
Shane Costa pinch hits for John Buck (C) batting 7th
b8 2-4 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR S. Costa N. Blackburn 10% 83% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b8 2-4 2 12- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Gathright N. Blackburn -7% 76% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Teahen to 3B; Gordon to 2B
Matt Guerrier replaces Nick Blackburn pitching
Esteban German pinch hits for Tony Pena (SS) batting 9th
b8 2-4 2 123 3,(0-2)  O KCR E. German M. Guerrier 16% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Jimmy Gobble facing 1-2-3
Jason LaRue replaces Shane Costa (PH) playing C batting 7th
Esteban German moves from PH to 2B
Mark Grudzielanek moves from 2B to SS
t9 4-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Bartlett J. Gobble -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 4-2 1 --- 8,(3-2)  MIN J. Kubel J. Gobble 1% 92% Walk
t9 4-2 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  MIN J. Mauer J. Gobble 1% 93% Kubel Steals 2B
t9 4-2 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Gobble -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
David Riske replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
Jason Tyner pinch runs for Jason Kubel (LF) batting 2nd
t9 4-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Hunter D. Riske -1% 90% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 1-2-3
Joe Nathan replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
Jason Tyner moves from PR to LF
b9 2-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Nathan 5% 95% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b9 2-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Nathan 3% 98% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b9 2-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR R. Gload J. Nathan 2% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 2.

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