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@LAA
6
2
NYY
@BAL
4
2
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@CLE
6
5
MIN
@KCR
9
8
 
(10)
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@OAK
2
1
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@SEA
0
1
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@TBR
3
5
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@ARI
11
3
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@CHC
1
2
 
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@CIN
1
9
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@MIL
0
1
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@NYM
6
7
 
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@PHI
1
6
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@SDP
6
4
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@STL
1
6
Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 13,621, Time of Game: 3:07
Twins
9
27-25
 Won 3 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Royals
8
21-32
 Lost 10 
5th, 8 GB
W: Jesse Crain (3-2)
L: Joel Peralta (0-2)
S: Joe Nathan (14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  2   0  0  0   1  0  5   1    9 11  2
Royals          1  0  2   3  0  0   2  0  0   0    8 16  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 1 2 2 0 2 5 .280 .315 .415 .730 14 10 0.035 1.01 0.116 -0.082 0.9 4 0
Alexi Casilla 2B 3 0 0 1 0 2 4 .282 .333 .462 .795 14 11 -0.028 0.90 0.012 -0.040 -0.6 2 3 SF
   Craig Monroe PH 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 .234 .287 .468 .755 6 3 0.359 1.30 0.359 0.000 2.7 HR
   Matt Macri 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Joe Mauer C 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .320 .403 .391 .794 22 17 -0.093 0.69 0.000 -0.093 -0.9 2 0
Justin Morneau 1B 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .310 .380 .497 .878 20 13 0.271 0.95 0.333 -0.062 0.3 11 1 HR
Michael Cuddyer RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .229 .294 .307 .601 12 11 -0.075 0.59 0.000 -0.075 -1.1 3 0
Jason Kubel DH 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .252 .293 .413 .706 22 14 -0.016 0.32 0.022 -0.038 0.2
Delmon Young LF 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .258 .319 .328 .648 20 10 0.039 0.61 0.071 -0.032 0.1 2 0
Mike Lamb 3B 4 2 3 2 0 0 4 .252 .285 .331 .616 13 9 0.121 0.93 0.133 -0.011 2.4 1 2
Brendan Harris SS 3 1 2 0 0 1 4 .261 .332 .345 .677 11 9 -0.044 1.24 0.016 -0.060 -0.2 3 6 SH
Livan Hernandez P 0 0
   Juan Rincon P 1 0
   Bobby Korecky P 1 2
   Dennys Reyes P 0 0
   Jesse Crain P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
Team Totals 39 9 11 9 2 10 43 .282 .310 .436 .745 154 107 0.569 0.80 1.062 -0.493 3.8 30 14
HR: C Monroe (5, off J Peralta, 9th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF); J Morneau (9, off J Peralta, 10th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: A Casilla (2, off Z Greinke).
SH: B Harris (6, off Z Greinke).
TB: J Morneau 4; C Monroe 4; M Lamb 3; B Harris 2; C Gomez 2; J Kubel 2.
RBI: C Monroe 3 (18); M Lamb 2 (22); C Gomez 2 (20); A Casilla (12); J Morneau (40).
2-out RBI: C Monroe 3; M Lamb; C Gomez.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 5 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 3. A Casilla-B Harris-J Morneau 2; B Korecky-J Morneau.
E: D Young 2 (4).

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 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .281 .340 .370 .709 16 9 0.137 0.88 0.159 -0.022 1.6 0 0
   Ross Gload PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .243 .288 .279 .567 2 2 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.5 0 0
Joey Gathright CF 4 2 3 1 0 0 5 .269 .310 .299 .609 13 9 0.034 0.96 0.092 -0.059 1.0 6 0 SB,SF
Alex Gordon 3B 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .289 .369 .431 .801 15 9 0.130 1.10 0.177 -0.046 2.9 0 0 2B
Jose Guillen LF 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .246 .275 .427 .702 22 14 0.060 1.23 0.147 -0.087 -0.6 2 0 GDP
Miguel Olivo C 5 0 2 2 0 1 5 .311 .333 .594 .928 16 12 0.029 1.20 0.133 -0.104 1.1 10 0 2B
Mark Teahen 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .251 .338 .361 .699 21 14 -0.160 1.26 0.006 -0.166 -1.1 9 1
Billy Butler DH 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .263 .330 .339 .669 15 11 -0.066 0.91 0.033 -0.099 -0.8 GDP
Alberto Callaspo 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .278 .350 .319 .669 13 10 -0.014 0.76 0.049 -0.063 0.5 0 5
Tony Pena SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .160 .181 .200 .381 14 11 -0.079 0.71 0.000 -0.079 -1.4 1 2
Zack Greinke P 2 0
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
   Joel Peralta P 0 0
Team Totals 43 8 16 6 0 2 44 .372 .364 .419 .782 147 101 0.070 0.99 0.796 -0.726 2.8 30 8
2B: M Olivo (12, off L Hernandez); A Gordon (13, off L Hernandez).
SF: J Gathright (2, off L Hernandez).
TB: A Gordon 4; J Gathright 3; M Olivo 3; D DeJesus 2; J Guillen 2; A Callaspo 2; M Teahen; B Butler.
GIDP: J Guillen (5); B Butler (6).
RBI: M Olivo 2 (22); J Guillen (36); A Gordon (22); J Gathright (8); D DeJesus (19).
2-out RBI: J Guillen; M Olivo.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 6 for 14.
Baserunning
SB: J Gathright (14, 2nd base off L Hernandez/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
Livan Hernandez 6 13 8 6 0 2 0 4.60 30 101 67 40 6 21 12 16 7 0 20 -0.416 0.89 -4.5
Juan Rincon 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.30 4 19 12 8 3 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 -0.003 0.17 0.1
Bobby Korecky 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.48 4 8 7 5 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.060 0.59 0.8
Dennys Reyes 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.046 1.84 0.2
Jesse Crain, W (3-2) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.79 2 6 5 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.037 1.88 0.1
Joe Nathan, S (14) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.66 3 12 9 5 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.207 2.70 0.5
Team Totals 10 16 8 6 0 2 0 5.40 44 147 101 62 11 28 20 22 8 0 20 1 1 -0.069 0.99 -2.8
L Hernandez faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.

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
Zack Greinke 8 5 3 3 2 8 0 2.88 31 117 80 43 12 25 8 14 5 0 66 0.075 0.88 1.2
Ramon Ramirez 0.2 4 4 4 0 2 0 3.74 6 20 14 7 2 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 -0.027 0.16 -1.9
Joel Peralta, BS (1), L (0-2) 1.1 2 2 2 0 0 2 6.00 6 17 13 9 2 2 2 4 0 0 2 2 -0.617 1.10 -3.0
Team Totals 10 11 9 9 2 10 2 8.10 43 154 107 59 16 32 13 19 5 0 66 2 2 -0.569 0.80 -3.8
Balks: Z Greinke (1).
WP: R Ramirez (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Gary Cederstrom, 1B - Fieldin Culbreth, 2B - Jim Reynolds, 3B - Tim Timmons.
Time of Game: 3:07.
Attendance: 13,621.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 69° F, Wind 8mph from Right to Left, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 5-8 2 12- 6,(3-2)  RRR MIN C. Monroe J. Peralta 36% 39% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Harris Scores; Gomez Scores
t10 8-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R MIN J. Morneau J. Peralta 33% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b4 3-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR D. DeJesus L. Hernandez -12% 16% Single to LF (Line Drive); Butler Scores; Callaspo to 3B/Adv on E7 (throw); DeJesus to 2B
b3 2-2 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R KCR M. Olivo L. Hernandez -12% 32% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Gordon Scores; Guillen to 3B
b3 1-2 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  R KCR J. Guillen L. Hernandez -12% 44% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Gathright Scores; Gordon 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' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Gomez Z. Greinke -2% 48% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN A. Casilla Z. Greinke -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Mauer Z. Greinke -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' Livan Hernandez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus L. Hernandez -3% 42% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Gathright L. Hernandez -5% 36% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B); DeJesus to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- 4,(2-1)  KCR A. Gordon L. Hernandez -7% 30% Single to CF (Line Drive); DeJesus to 3B; Gathright to 2B
b1 0-0 0 123 4,(1-2)  ROO KCR J. Guillen L. Hernandez 7% 37% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; DeJesus Scores/No RBI; Gathright to 3B
b1 1-0 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Olivo L. Hernandez 3% 40% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Morneau Z. Greinke -2% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cuddyer Z. Greinke -2% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN J. Kubel Z. Greinke -1% 34% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Livan Hernandez facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen L. Hernandez 2% 36% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b2 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Butler L. Hernandez 1% 38% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo L. Hernandez 1% 39% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN D. Young Z. Greinke 4% 43% Walk
t3 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Lamb Z. Greinke 7% 50% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Young to 2B
t3 0-1 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Harris Z. Greinke -1% 49% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); Young to 3B; Lamb to 2B
t3 0-1 1 -23 1,(0-0)  R MIN C. Gomez Z. Greinke 8% 57% Single to RF (Line Drive); Young Scores; Lamb to 3B
t3 1-1 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO MIN A. Casilla Z. Greinke 1% 58% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Lamb Scores
t3 2-1 2 1-- MIN J. Mauer Z. Greinke 1% 59% Balk; Gomez to 2B
t3 2-1 2 -2- 6,(1-2)  O MIN J. Mauer Z. Greinke -3% 56% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Livan Hernandez facing 9-1-2
b3 1-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pena L. Hernandez 3% 59% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
b3 1-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus L. Hernandez 2% 61% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 1-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Gathright L. Hernandez -2% 59% Single to 1B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B)
b3 1-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR A. Gordon L. Hernandez -3% 56% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Gathright to 3B
b3 1-2 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  R KCR J. Guillen L. Hernandez -12% 44% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Gathright Scores; Gordon to 3B
b3 2-2 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R KCR M. Olivo L. Hernandez -12% 32% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Gordon Scores; Guillen to 3B
b3 3-2 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Teahen L. Hernandez 5% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 4-5-6
t4 2-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morneau Z. Greinke -3% 35% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t4 2-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cuddyer Z. Greinke -2% 33% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
t4 2-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN J. Kubel Z. Greinke -1% 31% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Twins' Livan Hernandez facing 7-8-9
b4 3-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR B. Butler L. Hernandez -3% 28% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b4 3-2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR A. Callaspo L. Hernandez -5% 23% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Butler to 2B
b4 3-2 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Pena L. Hernandez 5% 28% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b4 3-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR D. DeJesus L. Hernandez -12% 16% Single to LF (Line Drive); Butler Scores; Callaspo to 3B/Adv on E7 (throw); DeJesus to 2B
b4 4-2 1 -23 4,(1-2)  RO KCR J. Gathright L. Hernandez -1% 15% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Callaspo Scores/unER
b4 5-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R KCR A. Gordon L. Hernandez -5% 9% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); DeJesus Scores/unER/No RBI; Gordon to 2B
b4 6-2 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Guillen L. Hernandez 1% 11% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
3 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 7-8-9
t5 2-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Young Z. Greinke -2% 9% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 2-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Lamb Z. Greinke -1% 8% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
t5 2-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN B. Harris Z. Greinke 1% 9% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t5 2-6 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Gomez Z. Greinke -2% 7% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Twins' Livan Hernandez facing 5-6-7
b5 6-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Olivo L. Hernandez 1% 8% Strikeout Swinging
b5 6-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Teahen L. Hernandez -1% 7% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b5 6-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR B. Butler L. Hernandez 1% 8% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 2-3-4
t6 2-6 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN A. Casilla Z. Greinke -2% 7% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Mauer Z. Greinke -1% 6% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t6 2-6 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Morneau Z. Greinke -1% 5% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Twins' Livan Hernandez facing 8-9-1
b6 6-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo L. Hernandez 0% 5% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b6 6-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR T. Pena L. Hernandez 0% 6% Strikeout Swinging
b6 6-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus L. Hernandez 0% 6% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 5-6-7
t7 2-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer Z. Greinke -2% 4% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t7 2-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Kubel Z. Greinke 2% 6% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t7 2-6 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN D. Young Z. Greinke 3% 9% Walk; Kubel to 2B
t7 2-6 1 12- 7,(2-2)  R MIN M. Lamb Z. Greinke 6% 16% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Kubel Scores; Young to 2B
t7 3-6 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O MIN B. Harris Z. Greinke -5% 10% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-6 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN C. Gomez Z. Greinke -4% 6% Popfly: P (Front of Home)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Twins' Livan Hernandez facing 2-3-4
b7 6-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Gathright L. Hernandez -1% 5% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b7 6-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR A. Gordon L. Hernandez -1% 4% Gathright Steals 2B
b7 6-3 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  R KCR A. Gordon L. Hernandez -2% 2% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Gathright Scores
Juan Rincon replaces Livan Hernandez pitching
b7 7-3 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Rincon 1% 3% Popfly: 2B (Short CF-RF)
b7 7-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R KCR M. Olivo J. Rincon -1% 1% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Gordon Scores
b7 8-3 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Rincon 0% 2% Groundout: 1B-P; Olivo to 2B
b7 8-3 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Butler J. Rincon 0% 2% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 8.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-8, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 2-3-4
t8 3-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN A. Casilla Z. Greinke -1% 1% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-8 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN J. Mauer Z. Greinke -0% 1% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t8 3-8 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Morneau Z. Greinke -0% 1% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-3, Twins' Bobby Korecky facing 8-9-1
Bobby Korecky replaces Juan Rincon pitching
b8 8-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Callaspo B. Korecky -0% 0% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b8 8-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Pena B. Korecky 0% 1% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
Ross Gload pinch hits for David DeJesus (RF) batting 1st
b8 8-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR R. Gload B. Korecky 0% 1% Line Drive Double Play: P (Weak SS-2B); Pena out at 1B/P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 8.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-8, Royals' Ramon Ramirez facing 5-6-7
Ramon Ramirez replaces Zack Greinke pitching
Ross Gload moves from PH to RF
t9 3-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer R. Ramirez -0% 0% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-8 1 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Kubel R. Ramirez 0% 1% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t9 3-8 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O MIN D. Young R. Ramirez -0% 0% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-8 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN M. Lamb R. Ramirez 0% 0% Wild Pitch; Kubel to 2B
t9 3-8 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R MIN M. Lamb R. Ramirez 0% 0% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Kubel Scores
t9 4-8 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN B. Harris R. Ramirez 1% 1% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Lamb to 2B
t9 4-8 2 12- 4,(2-1)  R MIN C. Gomez R. Ramirez 2% 3% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Lamb Scores; Harris to 2B
Joel Peralta replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching
Craig Monroe pinch hits for Alexi Casilla (2B) batting 2nd
t9 5-8 2 12- 6,(3-2)  RRR MIN C. Monroe J. Peralta 36% 39% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Harris Scores; Gomez Scores
t9 8-8 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Peralta -4% 36% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 8, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 8-8, Twins' Bobby Korecky facing 2-3-4
Matt Macri replaces Craig Monroe (PH) playing 2B batting 2nd
b9 8-8 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Gathright B. Korecky 6% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
Dennys Reyes replaces Bobby Korecky pitching
b9 8-8 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Gordon D. Reyes 5% 46% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
Jesse Crain replaces Dennys Reyes pitching
b9 8-8 2 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR J. Guillen J. Crain -3% 43% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
b9 8-8 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Crain 7% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 8, Royals 8.
Top of the 10th, Twins Batting, Tied 8-8, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 4-5-6
t10 8-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R MIN J. Morneau J. Peralta 33% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t10 9-8 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Peralta -2% 82% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t10 9-8 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Peralta -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
t10 9-8 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Young J. Peralta -1% 79% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 9, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 10th, Royals Batting, Behind 8-9, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 6-7-8
Joe Nathan replaces Jesse Crain pitching
b10 8-9 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Nathan 9% 88% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b10 8-9 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Nathan 7% 95% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b10 8-9 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Nathan 5% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 9, Royals 8.

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