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2
Friday, August 8, 2008, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 33,653, Time of Game: 3:27
Twins
4
64-51
 Won 2 
1st
at Royals
1
53-63
 Lost 3 
4th, 11½ GB
W: Kevin Slowey (8-8)
L: Kyle Davies (5-3)
S: Joe Nathan (31)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  3   0  0  0   0  0  1    4  6  1
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1 11  2

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Denard Span RF 4 2 2 0 1 1 .320 .874 25 12 0.036 0.64 0.072 -0.036 0.9 3 0 SB
Nick Punto 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 .270 .730 19 11 0.022 0.81 0.077 -0.055 0.3 1 2 SH
Joe Mauer C 4 1 1 2 0 0 .316 .855 27 17 0.070 0.74 0.104 -0.033 0.5 5 0 SF
Justin Morneau 1B 3 0 1 0 2 0 .311 .906 14 5 0.080 0.77 0.104 -0.025 1.1 9 0 IW
Jason Kubel DH 4 0 0 1 1 0 .265 .796 18 11 0.067 1.01 0.105 -0.038 -0.5 GDP
Delmon Young LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .288 .722 19 12 -0.054 0.85 0.021 -0.075 -0.6 3 0
Brendan Harris 3B 3 0 0 0 1 2 .265 .714 18 11 -0.034 1.00 0.034 -0.068 -0.2 1 2
Adam Everett SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 .190 .565 15 7 -0.030 1.02 0.022 -0.052 -0.7 2 3
Carlos Gomez CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 .257 .640 11 10 -0.113 1.11 0.020 -0.133 -1.4 3 0 2·SB
Kevin Slowey P 0 1
   Craig Breslow P 0 0
   Jesse Crain P 0 0
   Dennys Reyes P 0 0
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
Team Totals 31 4 6 3 8 6 .194 .544 166 96 0.044 0.88 0.559 -0.515 -0.7 27 8
SF: J Mauer (6, off R Ramirez).
SH: N Punto (3, off R Ramirez).
IBB: J Morneau (12, by R Ramirez).
TB: D Span 2; J Mauer; A Everett; J Morneau; C Gomez.
GIDP: J Kubel (5).
RBI: J Mauer 2 (54); J Kubel (58).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Everett-N Punto-J Morneau.
PB: J Mauer (4).
E: A Everett (5).
Baserunning
SB: D Span (7, 2nd base off H Ramirez/M Olivo); C Gomez 2 (23, 3rd base off H Ramirez/M Olivo, 2nd base off J Peralta/M Olivo).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Aviles SS 5 1 4 0 0 0 .341 .900 18 13 0.143 1.28 0.165 -0.022 0.9 3 5
Mark Teahen RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 .245 .691 23 14 -0.143 1.90 0.055 -0.198 -1.1 3 0
David DeJesus CF 5 0 1 1 0 0 .299 .812 11 8 -0.095 1.68 0.084 -0.180 -0.5 1 0
Jose Guillen LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .259 .741 28 18 -0.071 1.16 0.028 -0.099 -0.5 2 0
Billy Butler DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 .275 .724 23 13 0.019 0.96 0.067 -0.048 -0.1
Alex Gordon 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .257 .763 14 8 -0.155 1.37 0.000 -0.155 -1.1 1 0
Miguel Olivo C 4 0 1 0 0 0 .261 .765 10 7 -0.045 1.12 0.044 -0.089 -0.3 6 0
Ross Gload 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .273 .662 13 8 -0.061 1.01 0.055 -0.116 -0.4 8 1 HBP,GDP
Esteban German 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .222 .578 21 14 -0.049 0.88 0.023 -0.072 -0.6 2 4
Kyle Davies P 0 0
   Joel Peralta P 1 0
   Horacio Ramirez P 0 2
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
Team Totals 38 1 11 1 0 4 .289 .597 161 103 -0.457 1.29 0.521 -0.979 -3.7 27 12
HBP: R Gload (3, by J Nathan).
TB: M Aviles 4; B Butler 2; J Guillen; R Gload; D DeJesus; M Olivo; M Teahen.
GIDP: R Gload (10).
RBI: D DeJesus (56).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. E German-M Aviles-R Gload.
E: R Ramirez (1); M Aviles (6).

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
Kevin Slowey, W (8-8) 5.2 7 1 1 0 2 0 4.07 23 98 62 34 10 18 10 11 4 0 53 0.161 1.03 1.6
Craig Breslow, H (3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.36 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.076 2.71 0.5
Jesse Crain, H (14) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.30 4 18 11 8 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 -0.001 1.17 0.0
Dennys Reyes, H (14) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.61 2 11 7 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.130 2.80 0.8
Matt Guerrier, H (17) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.20 3 17 10 7 2 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.047 1.12 0.3
Joe Nathan, S (31) 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.12 6 14 12 8 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.044 1.46 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 1 1 0 4 0 1.00 39 161 103 63 13 27 17 17 6 0 53 4 0 0.457 1.29 3.7

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 (5-3) 2.1 3 3 3 5 2 0 4.66 15 69 36 16 6 14 4 4 2 0 36 -0.214 1.50 -2.4
Joel Peralta 3.1 1 0 0 2 3 0 4.70 13 55 34 21 5 8 4 4 2 0 2 0 0.115 0.61 2.1
Horacio Ramirez 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 4 16 11 7 0 4 3 1 1 0 2 0 0.059 0.65 1.0
Ramon Ramirez 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 2.93 9 26 15 9 2 4 3 4 1 0 0 0 -0.003 0.39 0.0
Team Totals 9 6 4 4 8 6 0 4.00 41 166 96 53 13 30 14 13 6 0 36 4 0 -0.043 0.88 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: K Davies (6); R Ramirez (6).
HBP: J Nathan (1; R Gload).
IBB: R Ramirez (3; J Morneau).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Andy Fletcher, 1B - Alfonso Marquez, 2B - Bob Davidson, 3B - Rob Drake.
Time of Game: 3:27.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 83° F, Wind 3mph from Left to Right, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Denard Span RF 1 Mike Aviles SS
2 Nick Punto 2B 2 Mark Teahen RF
3 Joe Mauer C 3 David DeJesus CF
4 Justin Morneau 1B 4 Jose Guillen LF
5 Jason Kubel DH 5 Billy Butler DH
6 Delmon Young LF 6 Alex Gordon 3B
7 Brendan Harris 3B 7 Miguel Olivo C
8 Adam Everett SS 8 Ross Gload 1B
9 Carlos Gomez CF 9 Esteban German 2B
Kevin Slowey P Kyle Davies P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-3 2 -23 8,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen D. Reyes 11% 86% Strikeout Looking
b9 1-4 2 123 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Nathan 10% 100% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
t3 0-0 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R MIN J. Mauer K. Davies 10% 70% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Span Scores; Punto to 2B
b5 0-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO KCR R. Gload K. Slowey 9% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
b6 0-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR D. DeJesus K. Slowey -8% 73% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Aviles Scores

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,(2-2)  O MIN D. Span K. Davies -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN N. Punto K. Davies -2% 46% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN J. Mauer K. Davies -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' Kevin Slowey facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Aviles K. Slowey 2% 47% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR M. Teahen K. Slowey 2% 49% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus K. Slowey 1% 50% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Morneau K. Davies 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  MIN J. Kubel K. Davies 6% 59% Walk; Morneau to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- 7,(1-2)  O MIN D. Young K. Davies -5% 54% Groundout: SS-3B/Forceout at 3B (Weak SS); Kubel to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Harris K. Davies -5% 49% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t2 0-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  MIN A. Everett K. Davies 2% 51% Wild Pitch; Kubel to 3B; Young to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -23 4,(3-0)  MIN A. Everett K. Davies 1% 52% Walk
t2 0-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Gomez K. Davies -8% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Guillen K. Slowey 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR B. Butler K. Slowey 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon K. Slowey 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN D. Span K. Davies 4% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 0-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto K. Davies 6% 60% Walk; Span to 2B
t3 0-0 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R MIN J. Mauer K. Davies 10% 70% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Span Scores; Punto to 2B
t3 1-0 0 12- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Morneau K. Davies 7% 76% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Punto to 3B; Mauer to 2B
t3 1-0 0 123 2,(0-1)  RRO MIN J. Kubel K. Davies 3% 79% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Punto Scores; Mauer Scores/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
t3 3-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN D. Young K. Davies 2% 81% Walk; Kubel to 2B
Joel Peralta replaces Kyle Davies pitching
t3 3-0 1 12- 6,(3-2)  MIN B. Harris J. Peralta 3% 85% Walk; Kubel to 3B; Young to 2B
t3 3-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  O MIN A. Everett J. Peralta -4% 80% Lineout: 2B
t3 3-0 2 123 3,(0-2)  O MIN C. Gomez J. Peralta -4% 76% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 7-8-9
b3 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Olivo K. Slowey 2% 79% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 0-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR R. Gload K. Slowey -3% 76% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 0-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR E. German K. Slowey 3% 79% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Aviles K. Slowey -2% 77% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Gload to 2B
b3 0-3 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Teahen K. Slowey 4% 81% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 1-2-3
t4 3-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Span J. Peralta -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 3-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. Peralta -1% 79% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t4 3-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Peralta -1% 78% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 3-4-5
b4 0-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus K. Slowey 3% 81% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 0-3 1 --- 7,(2-2)  KCR J. Guillen K. Slowey -3% 78% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 0-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler K. Slowey 3% 81% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b4 0-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Gordon K. Slowey 2% 83% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 4-5-6
t5 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Peralta -1% 82% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t5 3-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Peralta -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t5 3-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN D. Young J. Peralta -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 7-8-9
b5 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Olivo K. Slowey -4% 76% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 0-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO KCR R. Gload K. Slowey 9% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
b5 0-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR E. German K. Slowey 1% 86% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 7-8-9
t6 3-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Harris J. Peralta -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN A. Everett J. Peralta -1% 84% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN C. Gomez J. Peralta 1% 85% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t6 3-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN D. Span J. Peralta 1% 85% Gomez Steals 2B
t6 3-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN D. Span J. Peralta 0% 86% Walk
Horacio Ramirez replaces Joel Peralta pitching
t6 3-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  MIN N. Punto H. Ramirez 1% 86% Gomez Steals 3B; Span Steals 2B
t6 3-0 2 -23 6,(3-2)  O MIN N. Punto H. Ramirez -3% 83% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 1-2-3
b6 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Aviles K. Slowey -5% 79% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b6 0-3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Teahen K. Slowey 3% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Aviles to 2B
b6 0-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR D. DeJesus K. Slowey -8% 73% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Aviles Scores
b6 1-3 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Guillen K. Slowey 5% 78% Lineout: RF
b6 1-3 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  KCR B. Butler K. Slowey -4% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); DeJesus to 3B
Craig Breslow replaces Kevin Slowey pitching
b6 1-3 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Breslow 8% 81% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Horacio Ramirez facing 3-4-5
t7 3-1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN J. Mauer H. Ramirez -2% 80% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t7 3-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Morneau H. Ramirez -1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 3-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Kubel H. Ramirez -1% 78% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Jesse Crain facing 7-8-9
Jesse Crain replaces Craig Breslow pitching
b7 1-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Crain 4% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 1-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR R. Gload J. Crain 3% 84% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b7 1-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  KCR E. German J. Crain -2% 82% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
b7 1-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR M. Aviles J. Crain -5% 78% Single to RF (Ground Ball); German to 3B
Dennys Reyes replaces Jesse Crain pitching
b7 1-3 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Teahen D. Reyes -2% 75% Passed Ball; Aviles to 2B
b7 1-3 2 -23 8,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen D. Reyes 11% 86% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Ramon Ramirez facing 6-7-8
Ramon Ramirez replaces Horacio Ramirez pitching
t8 3-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Young R. Ramirez -1% 85% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t8 3-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Harris R. Ramirez -1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN A. Everett R. Ramirez 1% 84% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t8 3-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN C. Gomez R. Ramirez -1% 83% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Dennys Reyes facing 3-4-5
b8 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus D. Reyes 5% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
Matt Guerrier replaces Dennys Reyes pitching
b8 1-3 1 --- 8,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen M. Guerrier 3% 91% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b8 1-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Butler M. Guerrier -3% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b8 1-3 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Gordon M. Guerrier 4% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Ramon Ramirez facing 1-2-3
t9 3-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN D. Span R. Ramirez 1% 93% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t9 3-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN N. Punto R. Ramirez 2% 95% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt (Bunt to P's Right); Span to 2B
t9 3-1 0 12- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Mauer R. Ramirez 2% 97% Wild Pitch; Span to 3B; Punto to 2B
t9 3-1 0 -23 4,(1-2)  RO MIN J. Mauer R. Ramirez 1% 97% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF Line); Span Scores; Punto to 3B
t9 4-1 1 --3 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Morneau R. Ramirez 0% 98% Intentional Walk
t9 4-1 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  OO MIN J. Kubel R. Ramirez -2% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 7-8-9
Joe Nathan replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
b9 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Nathan 2% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b9 1-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR R. Gload J. Nathan -3% 95% Hit By Pitch
b9 1-4 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR E. German J. Nathan 3% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b9 1-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Aviles J. Nathan -3% 96% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Gload to 2B
b9 1-4 2 12- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Teahen J. Nathan -6% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive); Gload to 3B; Aviles to 2B
b9 1-4 2 123 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Nathan 10% 100% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 1.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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