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Standings
LAA
@BAL
18
6
TBD
@BOS
4
5
CLE
@CHW
4
7
TEX
@DET
1
5
MIN
@KCR
3
6
OAK
@SEA
5
6
NYY
@TOR
4
1
STL
@CIN
1
5
WSN
@FLA
4
5
 
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CHC
@HOU
3
2
SDP
@LAD
1
6
ATL
@NYM
3
4
COL
@PHI
12
0
MIL
@PIT
4
7
ARI
@SFG
9
4
Wednesday, September 12, 2007, 1:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 10,102, Time of Game: 2:36
Twins
3
72-74
 Lost 1 
3rd, 13 GB
at Royals
6
63-82
 Won 1 
4th, 21½ GB
W: Gil Meche (8-12)
L: Carlos Silva (11-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  1    3  7  2
Royals          2  1  1   0  0  2   0  0  X    6 12  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 Tyner CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .294 .339 .360 .699 20 15 -0.004 0.64 0.044 -0.049 -0.1 6 0 2B
Jason Bartlett SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .273 .344 .372 .716 17 10 -0.065 0.57 0.000 -0.065 -0.9 0 1
Jason Kubel LF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .268 .329 .439 .768 13 9 -0.028 0.43 0.014 -0.042 0.0 0 0 2B
Torii Hunter DH 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .291 .336 .525 .861 15 10 -0.030 0.61 0.026 -0.056 0.1 2B
Justin Morneau 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .281 .347 .511 .858 3 3 -0.035 0.68 0.000 -0.035 -0.4 5 0
   Matt LeCroy PH-1B 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 3 2 -0.009 0.47 0.010 -0.020 -0.2 3 0
Michael Cuddyer RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .274 .352 .425 .777 8 7 -0.016 0.45 0.020 -0.037 -0.4 1 0
Chris Heintz C 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .227 .277 .227 .504 8 7 -0.025 0.70 0.020 -0.045 0.3 8 1
   Brian Buscher PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .294 .357 .412 .769 6 3 0.008 0.19 0.008 0.000 0.9
Nick Punto 3B-2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .198 .286 .254 .540 25 16 -0.017 0.53 0.014 -0.031 -0.2 1 2
   Rondell White PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .152 .218 .283 .500 4 3 -0.013 0.42 0.000 -0.013 -0.2
Alexi Casilla 2B 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .247 .280 .289 .569 8 7 -0.028 0.52 0.000 -0.028 -0.4 0 3
   Garrett Jones PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .170 .228 .226 .454 7 6 -0.028 1.02 0.000 -0.028 -0.5
   Luis Rodriguez 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .272 .291 .563 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Carlos Silva P 0 0
   Kevin Slowey P 0 0
   Julio DePaula P 0 0
   Glen Perkins P 0 0
   Carmen Cali P 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 7 3 1 9 35 .206 .229 .294 .523 137 98 -0.290 0.56 0.156 -0.449 -2.0 24 7
2B: J Tyner (14, off G Meche); J Kubel (28, off G Meche); T Hunter (41, off G Meche).
TB: T Hunter 2; J Tyner 2; J Kubel 2; C Heintz; B Buscher; M LeCroy; M Cuddyer.
RBI: T Hunter (101); C Heintz (7); B Buscher (5).
2-out RBI: C Heintz; B Buscher.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
E: J Kubel (2); J Bartlett (25).

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 5 1 2 3 0 0 5 .268 .358 .383 .741 14 10 0.085 0.42 0.117 -0.032 2.0 2 0 HR,3B
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .300 .345 .424 .769 15 10 -0.006 0.35 0.024 -0.031 -0.7 0 4
Mark Teahen RF 4 2 3 1 1 1 5 .289 .362 .416 .778 19 10 0.140 0.36 0.140 -0.001 2.2 3 0 HR,2B
Billy Butler DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .295 .353 .450 .803 16 11 0.065 0.53 0.084 -0.019 0.2
Ross Gload 1B 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .297 .317 .452 .769 5 5 0.021 0.45 0.022 -0.002 0.3 11 0 SF
Alex Gordon 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .258 .324 .427 .752 13 9 -0.039 0.48 0.009 -0.048 -0.5 0 2 2B
Emil Brown LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .250 .296 .346 .642 17 11 0.032 0.40 0.038 -0.006 0.4 0 0
Jason Smith SS 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .198 .242 .353 .595 18 11 -0.030 0.69 0.004 -0.034 -0.6 2 2
   Esteban German PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267 .360 .375 .734 6 3 -0.009 0.21 0.000 -0.009 -0.6
   Tony Pena SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .276 .335 .611 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
John Buck C 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .234 .322 .462 .784 21 13 -0.046 0.56 0.007 -0.054 -1.1 9 0
Gil Meche P 0 2
   David Riske P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
Team Totals 36 6 12 6 2 9 39 .333 .359 .611 .970 144 93 0.213 0.45 0.445 -0.236 1.6 27 10
2B: M Teahen (27, off C Silva); A Gordon (34, off G Perkins).
3B: D DeJesus (7, off C Silva).
HR: M Teahen (7, off K Slowey, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); D DeJesus (7, off K Slowey, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: R Gload (6, off C Silva).
TB: D DeJesus 7; M Teahen 7; A Gordon 2; E Brown 2; J Buck; M Grudzielanek; B Butler; R Gload.
RBI: D DeJesus 3 (57); B Butler (46); M Teahen (56); R Gload (48).
2-out RBI: D DeJesus.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 8.

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
Carlos Silva, L (11-14) 2 5 3 3 0 2 0 4.44 11 45 30 16 6 8 2 7 5 0 36 -0.184 0.92 -1.9
Kevin Slowey 3.1 6 3 3 2 4 2 5.44 19 65 41 25 4 12 5 8 3 0 0 0 -0.041 0.35 -1.4
Julio DePaula 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.13 2 6 4 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0.004 0.07 0.6
Glen Perkins 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.65 4 17 11 5 1 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.008 0.15 0.6
Carmen Cali 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.79 3 11 7 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.05 0.6
Team Totals 8 12 6 6 2 9 2 6.75 39 144 93 53 14 26 9 19 9 0 36 1 0 -0.209 0.45 -1.6

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
Gil Meche, W (8-12) 6.2 5 2 2 1 7 0 3.78 26 102 71 41 12 18 8 10 2 0 62 0.219 0.60 1.4
David Riske, H (15) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.18 4 18 14 8 1 5 3 0 0 0 2 0 0.054 0.51 1.0
Joakim Soria 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.63 5 17 13 6 1 6 1 3 2 0 0 0 0.017 0.34 -0.5
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 1 9 0 3.00 35 137 98 55 14 29 12 13 4 0 62 2 0 0.290 0.56 2.0
Balks: None.
WP: K Slowey (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian Knight, 1B - Jerry Meals, 2B - Gary Darling, 3B - Larry Poncino.
Time of Game: 2:36.
Attendance: 10,102.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 7mph from Right to Left, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Jason Tyner CF 1 David DeJesus CF
2 Jason Bartlett SS 2 Mark Grudzielanek 2B
3 Jason Kubel LF 3 Mark Teahen RF
4 Torii Hunter DH 4 Billy Butler DH
5 Justin Morneau 1B 5 Ross Gload 1B
6 Michael Cuddyer RF 6 Alex Gordon 3B
7 Chris Heintz C 7 Emil Brown LF
8 Nick Punto 3B 8 Jason Smith SS
9 Alexi Casilla 2B 9 John Buck C
Carlos Silva P Gil Meche P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 2-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R KCR D. DeJesus C. Silva 9% 81% Triple to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Brown Scores
b1 0-0 1 -23 2,(0-1)  R KCR B. Butler C. Silva 8% 71% Single to LF (Line Drive); Grudzielanek Scores; Teahen to 3B; Butler to 2B/Adv on E7 (throw)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR M. Teahen C. Silva 8% 63% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Grudzielanek to 3B
b3 3-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R KCR M. Teahen K. Slowey 6% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t4 0-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN J. Tyner G. Meche -4% 82% Double to RF (Ground Ball)

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' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Tyner G. Meche 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett G. Meche 2% 54% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Kubel G. Meche 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Carlos Silva facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus C. Silva -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Grudzielanek C. Silva 2% 55% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR M. Teahen C. Silva 8% 63% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Grudzielanek to 3B
b1 0-0 1 -23 2,(0-1)  R KCR B. Butler C. Silva 8% 71% Single to LF (Line Drive); Grudzielanek Scores; Teahen to 3B; Butler to 2B/Adv on E7 (throw)
b1 1-0 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RO KCR R. Gload C. Silva 0% 72% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Teahen Scores; Butler to 3B
b1 2-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Silva -3% 69% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Gil Meche facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Hunter G. Meche 2% 71% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau G. Meche 2% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t2 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cuddyer G. Meche 1% 74% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Carlos Silva facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR E. Brown C. Silva 2% 77% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b2 2-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Smith C. Silva -2% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Buck C. Silva -2% 72% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b2 2-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R KCR D. DeJesus C. Silva 9% 81% Triple to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Brown Scores
b2 3-0 2 --3 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek C. Silva -2% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Gil Meche facing 7-8-9
t3 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN C. Heintz G. Meche 2% 81% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
t3 0-3 1 --- 13,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto G. Meche 2% 82% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN A. Casilla G. Meche 1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 3-4-5
Kevin Slowey replaces Carlos Silva pitching
b3 3-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R KCR M. Teahen K. Slowey 6% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b3 4-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler K. Slowey -1% 88% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b3 4-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR R. Gload K. Slowey 1% 89% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b3 4-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon K. Slowey -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b3 4-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR E. Brown K. Slowey 1% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Gload to 3B
b3 4-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Smith K. Slowey 0% 89% Wild Pitch; Brown to 2B
b3 4-0 2 -23 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Smith K. Slowey 0% 89% Walk
b3 4-0 2 123 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Buck K. Slowey -3% 87% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
t4 0-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN J. Tyner G. Meche -4% 82% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
t4 0-4 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Bartlett G. Meche 3% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 0-4 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Kubel G. Meche 3% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-4 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O MIN T. Hunter G. Meche 2% 91% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 1-2-3
b4 4-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus K. Slowey -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 4-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek K. Slowey -1% 89% Lineout: 1B
b4 4-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Teahen K. Slowey 0% 90% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 4-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler K. Slowey -1% 89% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Gil Meche facing 5-6-7
t5 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Morneau G. Meche 2% 91% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
t5 0-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN M. Cuddyer G. Meche -2% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t5 0-4 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O MIN C. Heintz G. Meche 2% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-4 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O MIN N. Punto G. Meche 2% 93% Groundout: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 5-6-7
b5 4-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR R. Gload K. Slowey 1% 94% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b5 4-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Gordon K. Slowey -1% 93% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 4-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR E. Brown K. Slowey -0% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Gload to 2B
b5 4-0 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  O KCR J. Smith K. Slowey -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Gil Meche facing 9-1-2
t6 0-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN A. Casilla G. Meche 2% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t6 0-4 1 --- 10,(3-2)  O MIN J. Tyner G. Meche 1% 94% Groundout: P-1B
t6 0-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Bartlett G. Meche 1% 95% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 9-1-2
b6 4-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR J. Buck K. Slowey 1% 95% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b6 4-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR KCR D. DeJesus K. Slowey 3% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Buck Scores
b6 6-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek K. Slowey -0% 98% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b6 6-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Teahen K. Slowey 0% 98% Walk
Julio DePaula replaces Kevin Slowey pitching
b6 6-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. DePaula -0% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b6 6-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR R. Gload J. DePaula -0% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 6.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Gil Meche facing 3-4-5
t7 0-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN J. Kubel G. Meche -1% 97% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t7 0-6 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R MIN T. Hunter G. Meche -3% 94% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Kubel Scores
Matt LeCroy pinch hits for Justin Morneau (1B) batting 5th
t7 1-6 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. LeCroy G. Meche 2% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t7 1-6 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cuddyer G. Meche 1% 97% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
t7 1-6 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R MIN C. Heintz G. Meche -2% 95% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hunter Scores
t7 2-6 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN N. Punto G. Meche -1% 94% Walk; Heintz to 2B
David Riske replaces Gil Meche pitching
Garrett Jones pinch hits for Alexi Casilla (2B) batting 9th
t7 2-6 2 12- 7,(1-2)  O MIN G. Jones D. Riske 3% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 6-7-8
Glen Perkins replaces Julio DePaula pitching
Matt LeCroy moves from PH to 1B
Nick Punto moves from 3B to 2B
Luis Rodriguez replaces Garrett Jones (PH) playing 3B batting 9th
b7 6-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Gordon G. Perkins 1% 98% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b7 6-2 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR E. Brown G. Perkins -0% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Gordon to 3B
Esteban German pinch hits for Jason Smith (SS) batting 8th
b7 6-2 1 --3 6,(3-2)  O KCR E. German G. Perkins -1% 97% Strikeout Looking
b7 6-2 2 --3 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck G. Perkins -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' David Riske facing 1-2-3
Tony Pena replaces Esteban German (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t8 2-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Tyner D. Riske 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-6 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett D. Riske 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Kubel D. Riske 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Twins' Carmen Cali facing 1-2-3
Carmen Cali replaces Glen Perkins pitching
b8 6-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus C. Cali -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 6-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek C. Cali -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 6-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Cali -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 4-5-6
Joakim Soria replaces David Riske pitching
t9 2-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN T. Hunter J. Soria 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. LeCroy J. Soria -1% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t9 2-6 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Soria 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); LeCroy to 2B
Brian Buscher pinch hits for Chris Heintz (C) batting 7th
t9 2-6 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R MIN B. Buscher J. Soria -1% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); LeCroy Scores
Rondell White pinch hits for Nick Punto (2B) batting 8th
t9 3-6 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN R. White J. Soria 1% 100% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 6.

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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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