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5
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10
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8
3
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@DET
13
6
TEX
@DET
1
4
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@KCR
6
3
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7
4
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9
2
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2
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13
5
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@PHI
8
2
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@PIT
6
1
ARI
@SFG
1
2
Tuesday, September 11, 2007, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 12,891, Time of Game: 3:20
Twins
6
72-73
 Won 3 
3rd, 13 GB
at Royals
3
62-82
 Lost 7 
4th, 22½ GB
W: Scott Baker (9-7)
L: Kyle Davies (6-13)
S: Joe Nathan (32)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           1  0  0   0  0  3   1  0  1    6 10  1
Royals          0  2  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    3 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 4 1 2 1 1 1 .275 .722 29 16 0.064 0.78 0.098 -0.034 1.3 3 4
Jason Kubel DH 3 1 1 0 2 1 .268 .768 24 14 0.081 1.09 0.128 -0.046 -0.0 GDP
Joe Mauer C 4 1 2 1 0 0 .294 .807 14 9 0.238 1.36 0.265 -0.027 2.0 4 0 2·2B,SF
Torii Hunter CF 4 1 2 1 1 0 .291 .862 15 8 0.190 1.21 0.255 -0.064 1.1 2 0
Justin Morneau 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .282 .861 13 7 -0.045 0.96 0.038 -0.083 -0.6 11 0 2B,SF
Michael Cuddyer RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .275 .779 22 13 -0.049 0.93 0.033 -0.082 -0.6 4 0
Jason Tyner LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .698 17 11 -0.132 0.90 0.000 -0.132 -1.5 3 0 GDP
Luis Rodriguez 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .216 .563 20 13 -0.097 0.90 0.000 -0.097 -1.0 0 1
   Nick Punto 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .541 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Alexi Casilla 2B 4 2 2 0 0 1 .250 .576 10 9 0.002 0.71 0.052 -0.050 0.5 0 4 SB
Scott Baker P 0 1
   Juan Rincon P 0 0
   Pat Neshek P 0 0
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
Team Totals 34 6 10 4 5 6 .294 .748 164 100 0.252 0.99 0.869 -0.615 1.0 27 10
2B: J Morneau (31, off J Oviedo); J Mauer 2 (26, 1 off K Davies, 1 off J Gobble).
SF: J Morneau (8, off J Bale); J Mauer (3, off J Bale).
TB: J Mauer 4; T Hunter 2; J Morneau 2; J Bartlett 2; A Casilla 2; J Kubel.
GIDP: J Tyner (12); J Kubel (7).
RBI: J Mauer (54); T Hunter (100); J Bartlett (41); J Morneau (105).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Casilla-J Bartlett-J Morneau.
E: A Casilla (8).
Baserunning
SB: A Casilla (11, 2nd base off J Oviedo/J Buck).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David DeJesus CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 .267 .731 14 8 0.045 1.10 0.103 -0.058 0.1 5 0
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 .301 .773 15 9 -0.048 1.58 0.093 -0.141 -0.5 0 3 2B
Mark Teahen RF 5 0 1 1 0 1 .285 .763 22 14 -0.071 1.36 0.084 -0.155 -0.1 1 0 2B
Mike Sweeney DH 5 1 1 0 0 1 .263 .740 19 12 -0.073 0.99 0.040 -0.112 -0.8
Alex Gordon 3B 4 1 4 0 1 0 .258 .752 16 8 0.214 0.90 0.214 0.000 2.2 2 1 2·2B,IW
Billy Butler 1B 3 0 0 1 1 0 .296 .807 12 7 0.016 1.41 0.068 -0.052 -0.4 6 1
   Esteban German PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .737 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   John Buck C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .787 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Shane Costa PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .561 2 1 -0.037 1.30 0.000 -0.037 -0.3
Joey Gathright LF 4 0 1 0 1 1 .320 .739 23 13 0.031 1.51 0.139 -0.108 -0.4 0 0
Jason LaRue C 2 0 1 1 0 0 .146 .511 4 3 0.033 1.42 0.090 -0.057 0.4 6 0 SH
   Ross Gload PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .771 5 2 -0.267 4.90 0.000 -0.267 -1.6 2 1 GDP
Tony Pena SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .256 .611 9 6 -0.093 1.21 0.017 -0.110 -0.6 4 4
Kyle Davies P 0 0
   John Bale P 0 1
   Juan Carlos Oviedo P 0 0
   Jimmy Gobble P 1 0
   Ryan Braun P 0 1
Team Totals 39 3 13 3 3 4 .333 .817 141 83 -0.250 1.35 0.848 -1.097 -2.0 27 12
2B: M Teahen (26, off S Baker); A Gordon 2 (33, 1 off S Baker, 1 off J Nathan); M Grudzielanek (30, off S Baker).
SH: J LaRue (3, off S Baker).
IBB: A Gordon (4, by S Baker).
TB: A Gordon 6; M Grudzielanek 3; D DeJesus 2; M Teahen 2; J Gathright; M Sweeney; T Pena; J LaRue.
GIDP: R Gload (11).
RBI: J LaRue (13); B Butler (45); M Teahen (55).
2-out RBI: J LaRue.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 2 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Grudzielanek-T Pena-B Butler; R Gload-T Pena-J Gobble.
E: J Gathright (4); B Butler (3).

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
Scott Baker, W (9-7) 5.2 10 3 3 1 4 0 4.17 29 85 55 41 5 9 10 14 5 0 40 -0.060 1.08 -0.2
Juan Rincon, H (12) 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.53 4 20 10 5 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0.004 1.93 0.1
Pat Neshek, H (15) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.75 2 12 5 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.161 4.23 1.0
Matt Guerrier, H (12) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.34 4 9 4 4 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.097 1.75 0.6
Joe Nathan, S (32) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.96 4 15 9 8 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.047 0.88 0.6
Team Totals 9 13 3 3 3 4 0 3.00 43 141 83 62 10 11 16 20 7 0 40 4 0 0.249 1.35 2.0

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
Kyle Davies, L (6-13) 5 4 4 2 3 4 0 5.72 22 98 61 37 5 19 7 8 4 0 48 -0.210 1.12 -1.2
John Bale 1.2 2 1 1 1 2 0 4.19 8 31 20 12 2 6 3 2 0 0 1 1 -0.078 1.31 -0.5
Juan Carlos Oviedo 1.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 4.63 7 20 12 10 1 1 4 3 1 0 2 0 0.022 0.68 -0.3
Jimmy Gobble 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.19 2 6 4 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.008 0.15 0.6
Ryan Braun 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7.08 2 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.007 0.27 0.3
Team Totals 9 10 6 4 5 6 0 4.00 41 164 100 64 9 27 16 14 5 0 48 5 1 -0.251 0.99 -1.0
K Davies faced 3 batters in the 6th inning.
J Oviedo faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: S Baker (4; A Gordon).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Poncino, 1B - Brian Knight, 2B - Jerry Meals, 3B - Gary Darling.
Time of Game: 3:20.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 7mph from Left to Right, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 3-5 1 123 5,(3-1)  OO KCR R. Gload P. Neshek 27% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t6 1-3 0 -23 2,(1-0)  RR MIN T. Hunter K. Davies 21% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive); Kubel Scores; Mauer Scores/No RBI; Hunter to 3B/Adv on E7
t6 1-3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN J. Mauer K. Davies 15% 43% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Kubel to 3B
b2 0-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR A. Gordon S. Baker -11% 40% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Sweeney to 3B
b7 3-5 1 12- 7,(3-2)  KCR J. Gathright P. Neshek -11% 59% Walk; Gordon to 3B; German 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' Kyle Davies facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Bartlett K. Davies 3% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O MIN J. Kubel K. Davies -3% 50% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  R MIN J. Mauer K. Davies 9% 59% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Bartlett Scores/unER
t1 1-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Hunter K. Davies -3% 57% Flyball: CF
t1 1-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Morneau K. Davies -2% 55% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Scott Baker facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus S. Baker 2% 57% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Baker 2% 59% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b1 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Baker 1% 60% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN M. Cuddyer K. Davies 3% 63% Walk
t2 1-0 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  OO MIN J. Tyner K. Davies -7% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN L. Rodriguez K. Davies -1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Scott Baker facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Sweeney S. Baker -4% 51% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b2 0-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR A. Gordon S. Baker -11% 40% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Sweeney to 3B
b2 0-1 0 -23 5,(1-2)  RO KCR B. Butler S. Baker 0% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B; Sweeney Scores; Gordon to 3B
b2 1-1 1 --3 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Gathright S. Baker 6% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b2 1-1 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. LaRue S. Baker -9% 37% Single to LF (Line Drive); Gordon Scores
b2 2-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR T. Pena S. Baker -2% 35% Single to LF (Line Drive); LaRue to 2B
b2 2-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  KCR D. DeJesus S. Baker -3% 33% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); LaRue to 3B; Pena to 2B
b2 2-1 2 123 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Baker 6% 39% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 9-1-2
t3 1-2 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O MIN A. Casilla K. Davies -3% 37% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-2 1 --- 9,(3-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett K. Davies -2% 35% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Kubel K. Davies 1% 36% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t3 1-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Mauer K. Davies -3% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Scott Baker facing 3-4-5
b3 2-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Baker 2% 36% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 2-1 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney S. Baker 2% 37% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR A. Gordon S. Baker -1% 36% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 2-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Butler S. Baker 2% 38% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 4-5-6
t4 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN T. Hunter K. Davies 5% 43% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 1-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morneau K. Davies -4% 38% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 2B-1B)
t4 1-2 1 1-- 8,(2-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer K. Davies -4% 35% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
t4 1-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Tyner K. Davies -3% 32% Popfly: 3B (Deep 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Scott Baker facing 7-8-9
b4 2-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Gathright S. Baker -3% 29% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b4 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. LaRue S. Baker 2% 30% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Gathright to 2B
b4 2-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Pena S. Baker 3% 33% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b4 2-1 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus S. Baker 3% 37% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN L. Rodriguez K. Davies -3% 33% Lineout: CF
t5 1-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN A. Casilla K. Davies -2% 31% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 1-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Bartlett K. Davies -2% 30% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Scott Baker facing 2-3-4
b5 2-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Baker -6% 24% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b5 2-1 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  R KCR M. Teahen S. Baker -8% 15% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Grudzielanek Scores
b5 3-1 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney S. Baker 3% 18% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b5 3-1 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR A. Gordon S. Baker -1% 17% Intentional Walk
b5 3-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler S. Baker 3% 20% Flyball: CF
b5 3-1 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Gathright S. Baker 3% 23% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 2-3-4
t6 1-3 0 --- 8,(3-2)  MIN J. Kubel K. Davies 5% 28% Walk
t6 1-3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN J. Mauer K. Davies 15% 43% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Kubel to 3B
t6 1-3 0 -23 2,(1-0)  RR MIN T. Hunter K. Davies 21% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive); Kubel Scores; Mauer Scores/No RBI; Hunter to 3B/Adv on E7
John Bale replaces Kyle Davies pitching
t6 3-3 0 --3 1,(0-0)  RO MIN J. Morneau J. Bale -1% 63% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Hunter Scores/unER
t6 4-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Bale -2% 61% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Tyner J. Bale -1% 59% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Twins' Scott Baker facing 8-9-1
b6 3-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. LaRue S. Baker 4% 63% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b6 3-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR T. Pena S. Baker 3% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 3-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR D. DeJesus S. Baker -2% 64% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 3-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Baker -3% 61% Single to CF (Line Drive); DeJesus to 2B
Juan Rincon replaces Scott Baker pitching
b6 3-4 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Rincon 8% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' John Bale facing 8-9-1
t7 4-3 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN L. Rodriguez J. Bale -3% 66% Strikeout Looking
t7 4-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN A. Casilla J. Bale 3% 68% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B)
t7 4-3 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN J. Bartlett J. Bale 4% 72% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Casilla to 2B
t7 4-3 1 12- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Kubel J. Bale 6% 78% Walk; Casilla to 3B; Bartlett to 2B
t7 4-3 1 123 2,(0-1)  RO MIN J. Mauer J. Bale 2% 81% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Casilla Scores; Bartlett to 3B
Juan Carlos Oviedo replaces John Bale pitching
t7 5-3 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Hunter J. Oviedo -4% 77% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Twins' Juan Rincon facing 4-5-6
b7 3-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Rincon 4% 81% Flyball: RF
b7 3-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  KCR A. Gordon J. Rincon -5% 76% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 3-5 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR B. Butler J. Rincon -7% 69% Walk; Gordon to 2B
Pat Neshek replaces Juan Rincon pitching
Esteban German pinch runs for Billy Butler (1B) batting 6th
b7 3-5 1 12- 7,(3-2)  KCR J. Gathright P. Neshek -11% 59% Walk; Gordon to 3B; German to 2B
Ross Gload pinch hits for Jason LaRue (C) batting 8th
b7 3-5 1 123 5,(3-1)  OO KCR R. Gload P. Neshek 27% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Juan Carlos Oviedo facing 5-6-7
John Buck replaces Esteban German (PR) playing C batting 6th
Ross Gload moves from PH to 1B
t8 5-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN J. Morneau J. Oviedo 4% 89% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t8 5-3 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Oviedo -3% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t8 5-3 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Tyner J. Oviedo -2% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B; Morneau to 3B
t8 5-3 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O MIN L. Rodriguez J. Oviedo -3% 82% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Twins' Matt Guerrier facing 9-1-2
Matt Guerrier replaces Pat Neshek pitching
Nick Punto replaces Luis Rodriguez playing 3B batting 8th
b8 3-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Pena M. Guerrier 5% 87% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
b8 3-5 1 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR D. DeJesus M. Guerrier -6% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b8 3-5 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek M. Guerrier 6% 87% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b8 3-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen M. Guerrier 5% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Juan Carlos Oviedo facing 9-1-2
t9 5-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN A. Casilla J. Oviedo 1% 93% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home)
t9 5-3 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  MIN J. Bartlett J. Oviedo 1% 94% Casilla Steals 2B
t9 5-3 0 -2- 8,(3-2)  R MIN J. Bartlett J. Oviedo 3% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Casilla Scores
Jimmy Gobble replaces Juan Carlos Oviedo pitching
t9 6-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO MIN J. Kubel J. Gobble -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P (Weak 2B-1B)
t9 6-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Mauer J. Gobble 0% 96% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
Ryan Braun replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
t9 6-3 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  MIN T. Hunter R. Braun 0% 96% Walk
t9 6-3 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O MIN J. Morneau R. Braun -1% 95% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-6, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 4-5-6
Joe Nathan replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
b9 3-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Nathan 3% 98% Popfly: SS (Short CF)
b9 3-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Gordon J. Nathan -3% 94% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
Shane Costa pinch hits for John Buck (C) batting 6th
b9 3-6 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR S. Costa J. Nathan 4% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Gordon to 3B
b9 3-6 2 --3 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Gathright J. Nathan 2% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 3.

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