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@LAA
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@BAL
9
10
 
(11)
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2
8
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@KCR
4
3
 
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@OAK
1
3
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@SEA
3
4
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@TBR
12
6
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@ARI
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@MIL
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@PHI
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@SDP
2
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@STL
8
2
Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 17,191, Time of Game: 3:42
Twins
4
26-25
 Won 2 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Royals
3
21-31
 Lost 9 
4th, 7 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10 11 12    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   2  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    4 12  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  3   0  0  0    3 11  0

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Carlos Gomez CF 5 0 1 0 1 1 6 .277 .313 .415 .728 32 22 -0.081 0.85 0.028 -0.108 -0.3 3 0
Alexi Casilla 2B 6 0 3 1 0 0 6 .306 .366 .500 .866 27 19 0.074 0.90 0.157 -0.084 1.2 1 3 SB
Joe Mauer C 4 2 0 0 2 0 6 .329 .414 .402 .816 29 14 -0.064 1.28 0.063 -0.127 -0.6 8 1
Justin Morneau 1B 5 1 3 0 1 0 6 .313 .384 .490 .874 17 10 0.311 1.47 0.357 -0.046 0.9 17 0
Michael Cuddyer RF 6 0 3 2 0 2 6 .237 .304 .319 .623 33 22 0.250 2.11 0.369 -0.119 1.4 3 0
Jason Kubel DH 5 0 0 1 1 1 6 .247 .290 .413 .703 27 14 -0.151 1.36 0.038 -0.190 -1.2 GDP
Delmon Young LF 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 .262 .318 .333 .651 20 16 -0.244 1.15 0.000 -0.244 -3.0 3 0 GDP
Mike Lamb 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .238 .273 .320 .593 15 10 -0.099 0.78 0.000 -0.099 -0.9 1 7
Brendan Harris SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 5 .253 .326 .340 .665 15 11 0.027 0.61 0.055 -0.028 0.2 0 5 2B,HBP
Nick Blackburn P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
   Dennys Reyes P 0 1
   Jesse Crain P 0 0
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
Team Totals 46 4 12 4 5 6 52 .261 .346 .283 .629 215 138 0.023 1.18 1.067 -1.045 -2.3 36 17
2B: B Harris (8, off J Gobble).
HBP: B Harris (2, by J Soria).
TB: B Harris 3; M Cuddyer 3; A Casilla 3; J Morneau 3; C Gomez.
GIDP: D Young (8); J Kubel (2).
RBI: M Cuddyer 2 (18); A Casilla (11); J Kubel (26).
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Harris-A Casilla-J Morneau; M Lamb-J Morneau.
Baserunning
SB: A Casilla (1, 2nd base off R Mahay/J Buck).

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 RF 5 0 2 0 0 1 6 .275 .335 .366 .702 15 11 -0.014 1.82 0.143 -0.157 0.2 2 0 HBP
Joey Gathright CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 6 .254 .300 .285 .585 24 20 -0.292 2.10 0.024 -0.316 -1.8 5 0 SH
Alex Gordon 3B 4 1 0 0 0 2 5 .281 .364 .422 .786 17 14 -0.145 1.59 0.048 -0.192 -0.7 0 3 HBP
Jose Guillen LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .242 .272 .428 .700 12 9 -0.175 1.38 0.000 -0.175 -1.3 3 0
Miguel Olivo DH 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .307 .330 .594 .924 15 12 0.119 1.04 0.150 -0.031 0.8
Mark Teahen 1B 5 1 2 3 0 1 5 .253 .342 .365 .707 13 10 0.366 1.73 0.499 -0.133 1.6 12 2 HR,2B
John Buck C 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .248 .316 .347 .663 12 11 -0.216 1.44 0.000 -0.216 -1.4 8 0 GDP
Esteban German 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .132 .209 .132 .341 10 7 -0.036 0.70 0.000 -0.036 -0.4 1 4
   Alberto Callaspo PH-2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .269 .347 .313 .660 8 6 -0.077 2.01 0.051 -0.128 0.0 2 1
Tony Pena SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .164 .185 .205 .391 11 10 -0.106 1.52 0.027 -0.133 -0.6 2 2
   Billy Butler PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .265 .333 .343 .676 4 3 0.099 2.70 0.099 0.000 0.3
   Ross Gload PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .291 .282 .572 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Brian Bannister P 1 1
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
   Juan Carlos Oviedo P 0 0
Team Totals 44 3 11 3 0 8 47 .250 .283 .341 .624 141 113 -0.477 1.61 1.041 -1.517 -3.3 36 13
2B: M Teahen (7, off N Blackburn).
HR: M Teahen (3, off J Nathan, 9th inn, 2 on, 1 out).
SH: J Gathright (3, off D Reyes).
HBP: A Gordon (2, by N Blackburn); D DeJesus (2, by D Reyes).
TB: M Teahen 6; M Olivo 3; D DeJesus 2; B Butler; J Gathright; A Callaspo; T Pena.
GIDP: J Buck (3).
RBI: M Teahen 3 (16).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Teahen-T Pena-B Bannister; A Callaspo-M Teahen.

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
Nick Blackburn 8.1 8 2 2 0 4 0 3.39 32 92 75 49 6 20 13 14 6 0 63 0.381 1.09 3.8
Joe Nathan, BS (1) 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 1.74 3 10 7 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 2 -0.395 2.01 -2.1
Dennys Reyes 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.07 4 12 8 2 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.142 2.73 0.5
Jesse Crain, W (2-2) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.86 4 12 10 5 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.142 2.35 0.5
Matt Guerrier, S (1) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.34 4 15 13 6 1 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.207 3.63 0.5
Team Totals 12 11 3 3 0 8 1 2.25 47 141 113 66 17 30 21 16 6 0 63 2 2 0.477 1.61 3.3

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
Brian Bannister 5 7 3 3 2 3 0 4.97 23 111 72 38 5 29 13 5 3 0 42 -0.087 1.15 -0.4
Ron Mahay 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.74 7 17 12 8 1 3 1 6 2 0 0 0 0.048 0.34 1.0
Jimmy Gobble 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.80 8 33 20 12 3 5 1 5 1 0 0 0 0.025 0.18 1.0
Joakim Soria 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.84 8 31 21 10 3 8 2 3 0 0 0 0 0.283 2.19 1.0
Juan Carlos Oviedo, L (3-1) 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 1.71 6 23 13 7 3 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 -0.293 2.40 -0.5
Team Totals 12 12 4 4 5 6 0 3.00 52 215 138 75 15 48 18 22 8 0 42 0 0 -0.024 1.18 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Soria (3; B Harris); D Reyes (1; D DeJesus); N Blackburn (5; A Gordon).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Timmons, 1B - Gary Cederstrom, 2B - Fieldin Culbreth, 3B - Jim Reynolds.
Time of Game: 3:42.
Attendance: 17,191.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 67° F, Wind 20mph in from Leftfield, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Carlos Gomez CF 1 David DeJesus RF
2 Alexi Casilla 2B 2 Joey Gathright CF
3 Joe Mauer C 3 Alex Gordon 3B
4 Justin Morneau 1B 4 Jose Guillen LF
5 Michael Cuddyer RF 5 Miguel Olivo DH
6 Jason Kubel DH 6 Mark Teahen 1B
7 Delmon Young LF 7 John Buck C
8 Mike Lamb 3B 8 Esteban German 2B
9 Brendan Harris SS 9 Tony Pena SS
Nick Blackburn P Brian Bannister P

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 0-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR KCR M. Teahen J. Nathan -48% 42% Inside-the-park Home Run to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Gordon Scores; Olivo Scores
t12 3-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Morneau J. Oviedo 22% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Mauer to 3B; Morneau to 2B/Adv on throw
t12 3-3 1 -23 5,(2-2)  R MIN M. Cuddyer J. Oviedo 17% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive); Mauer Scores; Morneau to 3B
t4 0-0 1 12- 9,(2-2)  R MIN M. Cuddyer B. Bannister 14% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive); Mauer Scores; Morneau to 3B
b8 0-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR J. Gathright N. Blackburn 11% 97% Line Drive Double Play: 3B (Weak 3B); DeJesus out at 1B/3B-1B

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' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O MIN C. Gomez B. Bannister -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN A. Casilla B. Bannister -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Mauer B. Bannister -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus N. Blackburn 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- 9,(2-2)  KCR J. Gathright N. Blackburn -2% 45% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 7,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon N. Blackburn 3% 48% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Guillen N. Blackburn 2% 50% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Morneau B. Bannister 4% 54% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  MIN M. Cuddyer B. Bannister 6% 59% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Morneau to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- 4,(2-1)  OO MIN J. Kubel B. Bannister -11% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P (2B-1B); Morneau to 3B
t2 0-0 2 --3 5,(1-2)  O MIN D. Young B. Bannister -4% 45% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Olivo N. Blackburn -4% 41% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Teahen N. Blackburn 3% 45% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR J. Buck N. Blackburn 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Lamb B. Bannister -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Harris B. Bannister -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN C. Gomez B. Bannister -1% 44% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR E. German N. Blackburn 3% 47% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b3 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR T. Pena N. Blackburn -3% 44% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b3 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus N. Blackburn 2% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Pena to 2B
b3 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Gathright N. Blackburn 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN A. Casilla B. Bannister 4% 54% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
t4 0-0 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  O MIN J. Mauer B. Bannister -4% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
t4 0-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  MIN J. Morneau B. Bannister 4% 54% Walk; Mauer to 2B
t4 0-0 1 12- 9,(2-2)  R MIN M. Cuddyer B. Bannister 14% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive); Mauer Scores; Morneau to 3B
t4 1-0 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  RO MIN J. Kubel B. Bannister 3% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B; Morneau Scores; Cuddyer to 2B
t4 2-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Young B. Bannister -3% 69% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Gordon N. Blackburn 3% 72% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 0-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Guillen N. Blackburn 2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 0-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Olivo N. Blackburn 1% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Lamb B. Bannister -2% 73% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN B. Harris B. Bannister 2% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t5 2-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN C. Gomez B. Bannister 3% 78% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Harris to 2B
t5 2-0 1 12- 6,(1-2)  R MIN A. Casilla B. Bannister 10% 88% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Harris Scores; Gomez to 3B; Casilla to 2B/Adv on throw
t5 3-0 1 -23 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Mauer B. Bannister 0% 88% Walk
t5 3-0 1 123 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Morneau B. Bannister -4% 84% Groundout: 1B-C/Forceout at Hm (Weak 2B-1B); Casilla to 3B; Mauer to 2B
t5 3-0 2 123 6,(2-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer B. Bannister -4% 81% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 6-7-8
b5 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Teahen N. Blackburn 3% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b5 0-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Buck N. Blackburn 2% 85% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b5 0-3 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR E. German N. Blackburn 1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 6-7-8
Ron Mahay replaces Brian Bannister pitching
t6 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Kubel R. Mahay -1% 85% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t6 3-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Young R. Mahay -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 3-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Lamb R. Mahay -1% 83% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 9-1-2
b6 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Pena N. Blackburn 3% 86% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 0-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR D. DeJesus N. Blackburn -3% 83% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b6 0-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Gathright N. Blackburn 3% 87% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b6 0-3 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Gordon N. Blackburn 3% 89% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 9-1-2
t7 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN B. Harris R. Mahay -1% 88% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t7 3-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN C. Gomez R. Mahay -1% 88% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
t7 3-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN A. Casilla R. Mahay 1% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t7 3-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Mauer R. Mahay 1% 89% Casilla Steals 2B
t7 3-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Mauer R. Mahay -2% 87% Popfly: SS (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 4-5-6
b7 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Guillen N. Blackburn 3% 90% Flyball: CF
b7 0-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Olivo N. Blackburn 2% 92% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 0-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Teahen N. Blackburn -2% 90% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b7 0-3 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Buck N. Blackburn 3% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Jimmy Gobble facing 4-5-6
Jimmy Gobble replaces Ron Mahay pitching
t8 3-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Gobble -1% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t8 3-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Gobble -1% 91% Popfly: 1B (Deep 1B)
t8 3-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Gobble -0% 91% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 8-9-1
Alberto Callaspo pinch hits for Esteban German (2B) batting 8th
b8 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Callaspo N. Blackburn -5% 86% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b8 0-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Pena N. Blackburn 5% 91% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b8 0-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. DeJesus N. Blackburn -6% 85% Single to CF (Line Drive); Callaspo to 2B
b8 0-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR J. Gathright N. Blackburn 11% 97% Line Drive Double Play: 3B (Weak 3B); DeJesus out at 1B/3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Jimmy Gobble facing 7-8-9
Alberto Callaspo moves from PH to 2B
t9 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Young J. Gobble -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t9 3-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Lamb J. Gobble -0% 96% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t9 3-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN B. Harris J. Gobble 0% 96% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t9 3-0 2 -2- 10,(3-2)  MIN C. Gomez J. Gobble 0% 96% Walk
t9 3-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Gobble -1% 96% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 3-4-5
b9 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Gordon N. Blackburn -5% 91% Hit By Pitch
b9 0-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Guillen N. Blackburn 4% 95% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b9 0-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Olivo N. Blackburn -6% 89% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Gordon to 2B
Joe Nathan replaces Nick Blackburn pitching
b9 0-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR KCR M. Teahen J. Nathan -48% 42% Inside-the-park Home Run to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Gordon Scores; Olivo Scores
b9 3-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Buck J. Nathan 5% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Nathan 4% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 3.
Top of the 10th, Twins Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 3-4-5
Joakim Soria replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
t10 3-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Soria -6% 44% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t10 3-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Morneau J. Soria 6% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t10 3-3 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Soria -7% 42% Strikeout Swinging
t10 3-3 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Soria -7% 36% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 10th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Twins' Dennys Reyes facing 9-1-2
Dennys Reyes replaces Joe Nathan pitching
b10 3-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Pena D. Reyes 6% 42% Strikeout Swinging
b10 3-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR D. DeJesus D. Reyes -6% 36% Hit By Pitch
b10 3-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Gathright D. Reyes 3% 39% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (P's Left); DeJesus to 2B
b10 3-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Gordon D. Reyes 11% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 3.
Top of the 11th, Twins Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 7-8-9
t11 3-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Young J. Soria -6% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t11 3-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN M. Lamb J. Soria -5% 39% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t11 3-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN B. Harris J. Soria 3% 42% Hit By Pitch
t11 3-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Gomez J. Soria -7% 36% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 11th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Twins' Jesse Crain facing 4-5-6
Jesse Crain replaces Dennys Reyes pitching
b11 3-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Crain 6% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b11 3-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Olivo J. Crain -6% 36% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b11 3-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Crain 7% 43% Strikeout Swinging
b11 3-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Buck J. Crain 7% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 3.
Top of the 12th, Twins Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Juan Carlos Oviedo facing 2-3-4
Juan Carlos Oviedo replaces Joakim Soria pitching
t12 3-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Oviedo -6% 44% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
t12 3-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Mauer J. Oviedo 6% 50% Walk
t12 3-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Morneau J. Oviedo 22% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Mauer to 3B; Morneau to 2B/Adv on throw
t12 3-3 1 -23 5,(2-2)  R MIN M. Cuddyer J. Oviedo 17% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive); Mauer Scores; Morneau to 3B
t12 4-3 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Kubel J. Oviedo 1% 90% Walk; Cuddyer to 2B
t12 4-3 1 123 4,(0-2)  OO MIN D. Young J. Oviedo -10% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 12th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Twins' Matt Guerrier facing 8-9-1
Matt Guerrier replaces Jesse Crain pitching
b12 3-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo M. Guerrier 9% 88% Flyball: LF
Billy Butler pinch hits for Tony Pena (SS) batting 9th
b12 3-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR B. Butler M. Guerrier -10% 78% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Ross Gload pinch runs for Billy Butler (PH) batting 9th
b12 3-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Guerrier 11% 90% Strikeout Looking
b12 3-4 2 1-- 6,(0-2)  O KCR J. Gathright M. Guerrier 10% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 3.

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