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NYY
@LAA
4
11
TEX
@BAL
0
9
BOS
@CHW
6
2
OAK
@DET
2
10
MIN
@KCR
7
3
TBR
@SEA
8
7
 
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@TOR
4
2
ATL
@ARI
11
4
STL
@CHC
12
3
HOU
@CIN
3
1
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@COL
8
3
WSN
@MIL
0
6
FLA
@NYM
6
8
PIT
@PHI
2
4
LAD
@SFG
2
3
 
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Saturday, August 9, 2008, 6:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 27,960, Time of Game: 3:15
Twins
7
65-51
 Won 3 
1st
at Royals
3
53-64
 Lost 4 
4th, 12½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  2  0   0  0  5   0  0  0    7 11  0
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  2   0  0  0    3  8  2

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Denard Span RF 5 0 2 2 0 0 5 .322 .405 .467 .872 16 12 -0.004 0.80 0.078 -0.082 0.8 2 0
Nick Punto 2B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .268 .328 .393 .721 18 11 -0.062 0.91 0.086 -0.149 -1.7 3 1 CS
Joe Mauer C 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .315 .407 .446 .853 21 12 -0.067 0.60 0.014 -0.081 -0.9 9 0 IW
Justin Morneau 1B 4 0 0 1 0 1 5 .308 .386 .511 .897 13 11 -0.072 0.64 0.005 -0.076 -1.1 7 0 SF
Jason Kubel DH 4 2 2 0 1 0 5 .267 .332 .474 .806 12 6 0.146 0.51 0.153 -0.007 0.8 3B
Delmon Young LF 4 2 2 2 0 0 5 .290 .338 .395 .733 12 6 0.175 0.69 0.195 -0.020 2.1 0 0 HR,HBP
Brian Buscher 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .310 .338 .419 .757 12 7 0.041 0.78 0.077 -0.036 -0.0 1 3 GDP
Adam Everett SS 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .195 .265 .310 .576 17 9 0.098 0.75 0.114 -0.016 1.5 3 3
Carlos Gomez CF 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .256 .293 .347 .640 20 9 0.002 0.67 0.074 -0.072 0.9 2 0 SB
Francisco Liriano P 0 0
   Boof Bonser P 0 0
   Dennys Reyes P 0 0
Team Totals 35 7 11 6 5 6 42 .314 .405 .457 .862 141 83 0.257 0.70 0.796 -0.539 2.3 27 7
3B: J Kubel (4, off Z Greinke).
HR: D Young (5, off Z Greinke, 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
SF: J Morneau (6, off J Oviedo).
IBB: J Mauer (6, by J Oviedo).
HBP: D Young (5, by Z Greinke).
TB: D Young 5; J Kubel 4; B Buscher 2; D Span 2; J Mauer; A Everett; N Punto.
GIDP: B Buscher (3).
RBI: D Young 2 (46); D Span 2 (18); B Buscher (30); J Morneau (90).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 13.
Baserunning
SB: C Gomez (24, 2nd base off Z Greinke/J Buck).
CS: N Punto (3, 2nd base by Z Greinke/J Buck).
Pickoffs: C Gomez 2 (1st base by R Tejeda, 2nd base by Z Greinke).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Aviles SS 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .343 .369 .535 .904 18 11 0.058 0.85 0.090 -0.033 0.5 4 3 SB
David DeJesus CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .297 .358 .450 .808 16 10 -0.025 1.08 0.053 -0.078 -0.1 5 0 SB
   Mitch Maier CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .306 .324 .306 .630 2 2 0.004 0.09 0.004 0.000 0.1 0 0
Billy Butler 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .270 .326 .386 .712 17 11 -0.092 0.66 0.000 -0.092 -1.4 9 0
Jose Guillen LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .259 .289 .452 .741 14 9 -0.077 0.95 0.012 -0.089 -0.6 1 0 2B
Miguel Olivo DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .261 .291 .482 .773 20 14 0.037 0.88 0.116 -0.079 -0.2 HR
Alex Gordon 3B 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .258 .352 .418 .770 19 9 0.055 0.58 0.077 -0.022 0.7 1 1 2B
Mark Teahen RF 4 0 2 2 0 1 4 .248 .313 .384 .697 18 13 0.006 0.70 0.066 -0.060 1.5 0 0 2B
John Buck C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .234 .310 .385 .695 14 10 -0.120 1.09 0.000 -0.120 -1.4 6 2
Esteban German 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .219 .270 .299 .570 9 5 -0.058 1.07 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 1 3
   Jason Smith PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 11 8 -0.031 0.59 0.000 -0.031 -0.5 0 3
Zack Greinke P 0 1
   Juan Carlos Oviedo P 0 0
   Rob Tejeda P 0 0
Team Totals 35 3 8 3 4 9 39 .229 .308 .400 .708 158 102 -0.243 0.80 0.418 -0.662 -1.7 27 13
2B: A Gordon (28, off F Liriano); J Guillen (32, off F Liriano); M Teahen (17, off F Liriano).
HR: M Olivo (11, off F Liriano, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: M Olivo 4; M Teahen 3; A Gordon 2; M Aviles 2; J Guillen 2; M Maier.
RBI: M Teahen 2 (38); M Olivo (34).
2-out RBI: M Teahen 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Aviles-E German-B Butler.
E: R Tejeda (2); A Gordon (12).
Baserunning
SB: D DeJesus (10, 2nd base off F Liriano/J Mauer); M Aviles (4, 3rd base off F Liriano/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
Francisco Liriano, W (2-3) 5.2 6 3 3 2 5 1 6.55 25 100 64 44 6 14 5 13 2 0 48 0.136 0.97 -0.2
Boof Bonser 2.1 1 0 0 2 3 0 6.36 10 41 27 14 3 10 4 1 0 0 1 0 0.088 0.59 1.4
Dennys Reyes 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.53 4 17 11 5 1 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.019 0.24 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 4 9 1 3.00 39 158 102 63 10 29 11 15 3 0 48 1 0 0.243 0.80 1.7

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
Zack Greinke, L (9-8) 5 9 6 5 3 6 1 4.09 26 104 60 26 10 24 7 9 4 0 30 -0.203 0.95 -2.2
Juan Carlos Oviedo 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 2.76 9 23 12 9 1 2 4 4 1 0 3 3 -0.066 0.42 -1.1
Rob Tejeda 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.00 7 23 14 9 2 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0.013 0.13 1.0
Team Totals 9 11 7 5 5 6 1 5.00 42 150 86 44 13 29 16 14 5 0 30 3 3 -0.256 0.70 -2.3
Z Greinke faced 4 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: Z Greinke (4; D Young).
IBB: J Oviedo (1; J Mauer).
Pickoffs: R Tejeda (1; C Gomez, 1st base); Z Greinke (2; C Gomez, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Alfonso Marquez, 1B - Bob Davidson, 2B - Rob Drake, 3B - Andy Fletcher.
Time of Game: 3:15.
Attendance: 27,960.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 7mph from Right to Left.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Denard Span RF 1 Mike Aviles SS
2 Nick Punto 2B 2 David DeJesus CF
3 Joe Mauer C 3 Billy Butler 1B
4 Justin Morneau 1B 4 Jose Guillen LF
5 Jason Kubel DH 5 Miguel Olivo DH
6 Delmon Young LF 6 Alex Gordon 3B
7 Brian Buscher 3B 7 Mark Teahen RF
8 Adam Everett SS 8 John Buck C
9 Carlos Gomez CF 9 Esteban German 2B
Francisco Liriano P Zack Greinke P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR MIN D. Young Z. Greinke 16% 70% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Kubel Scores
b4 0-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  R KCR M. Olivo F. Liriano -12% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t6 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Kubel Z. Greinke 11% 76% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto Z. Greinke 9% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Span to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 6,(2-2)  O MIN J. Mauer Z. Greinke -8% 54% Punto Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)

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)  MIN D. Span Z. Greinke 4% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto Z. Greinke 9% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Span to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 6,(2-2)  O MIN J. Mauer Z. Greinke -8% 54% Punto Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t1 0-0 1 --3 8,(3-2)  O MIN J. Mauer Z. Greinke -6% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau Z. Greinke -4% 45% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR M. Aviles F. Liriano -3% 42% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. DeJesus F. Liriano -5% 36% Walk; Aviles to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- 4,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler F. Liriano 5% 41% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 12- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Guillen F. Liriano 3% 44% Strikeout Swinging, Aviles Steals 3B, DeJesus Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Olivo F. Liriano 6% 50% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Kubel Z. Greinke 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR MIN D. Young Z. Greinke 16% 70% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Kubel Scores
t2 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN B. Buscher Z. Greinke 3% 72% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t2 2-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN A. Everett Z. Greinke 7% 79% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Buscher to 3B
t2 2-0 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Gomez Z. Greinke -4% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Span Z. Greinke -6% 69% Fielder's Choice 3B; Buscher out at Hm/3B-C-3B; Everett to 2B; Span to 1B
t2 2-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto Z. Greinke -3% 66% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR A. Gordon F. Liriano -6% 59% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF)
b2 0-2 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen F. Liriano 5% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-2 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Buck F. Liriano 4% 68% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b2 0-2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O KCR E. German F. Liriano 3% 71% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 3-4-5
t3 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Mauer Z. Greinke -2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Morneau Z. Greinke -1% 68% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Kubel Z. Greinke 1% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t3 2-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O MIN D. Young Z. Greinke -2% 67% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 1-2-3
b3 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Aviles F. Liriano 3% 70% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b3 0-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus F. Liriano 2% 72% Popfly: SS (Weak 3B)
b3 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Butler F. Liriano 1% 73% Popfly: 2B (Short CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 7-8-9
t4 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN B. Buscher Z. Greinke -2% 71% Flyball: CF
t4 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN A. Everett Z. Greinke -1% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  MIN C. Gomez Z. Greinke 1% 71% Walk
t4 2-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN D. Span Z. Greinke 1% 71% Gomez Steals 2B
t4 2-0 2 -2- 5,(3-2)  O MIN D. Span Z. Greinke -3% 69% Gomez Picked off 2B (P-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 4-5-6
b4 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Guillen F. Liriano 3% 72% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b4 0-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  R KCR M. Olivo F. Liriano -12% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b4 1-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Gordon F. Liriano 2% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Teahen F. Liriano 1% 64% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
t5 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Span Z. Greinke -2% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto Z. Greinke -2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Mauer Z. Greinke 1% 61% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t5 2-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau Z. Greinke -3% 58% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 8-9-1
b5 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Buck F. Liriano 3% 62% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR E. German F. Liriano 2% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Aviles F. Liriano -2% 62% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 1-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus F. Liriano 4% 66% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 5-6-7
t6 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Kubel Z. Greinke 11% 76% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t6 2-1 0 --3 1,(0-0)  MIN D. Young Z. Greinke 3% 79% Hit By Pitch
t6 2-1 0 1-3 6,(3-2)  R MIN B. Buscher Z. Greinke 5% 84% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Kubel Scores; Young to 2B
t6 3-1 0 12- 6,(3-2)  MIN A. Everett Z. Greinke 5% 89% Walk; Young to 3B; Buscher to 2B
Juan Carlos Oviedo replaces Zack Greinke pitching
t6 3-1 0 123 3,(2-0)  R MIN C. Gomez J. Oviedo 4% 93% Reached on E5/attempted forceout (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Young Scores/unER/No RBI; Buscher to 3B; Everett to 2B
t6 4-1 0 123 2,(1-0)  RR MIN D. Span J. Oviedo 4% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive); Buscher Scores; Everett Scores; Gomez to 3B; Span to 2B/Adv on throw
t6 6-1 0 -23 1,(0-0)  O MIN N. Punto J. Oviedo -1% 97% Flyball: CF
t6 6-1 1 -23 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Mauer J. Oviedo 0% 97% Intentional Walk
t6 6-1 1 123 2,(0-1)  RO MIN J. Morneau J. Oviedo 0% 97% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Gomez Scores/unER; Span to 3B
t6 7-1 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Oviedo -1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
5 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 7, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-7, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 3-4-5
b6 1-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler F. Liriano 1% 98% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
b6 1-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Guillen F. Liriano -1% 96% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b6 1-7 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  O KCR M. Olivo F. Liriano 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b6 1-7 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  KCR A. Gordon F. Liriano -1% 97% Walk
b6 1-7 2 12- 8,(3-2)  RR KCR M. Teahen F. Liriano -5% 92% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Guillen Scores; Gordon Scores
Boof Bonser replaces Francisco Liriano pitching
b6 3-7 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Buck B. Bonser 2% 94% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 7, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 7-3, Royals' Juan Carlos Oviedo facing 6-7-8
t7 7-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN D. Young J. Oviedo 1% 95% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t7 7-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO MIN B. Buscher J. Oviedo -2% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t7 7-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN A. Everett J. Oviedo -0% 93% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 7, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-7, Twins' Boof Bonser facing 9-1-2
Jason Smith pinch hits for Esteban German (2B) batting 9th
b7 3-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Smith B. Bonser 2% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-7 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR M. Aviles B. Bonser -2% 92% Walk
b7 3-7 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus B. Bonser 2% 95% Strikeout Looking
b7 3-7 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Butler B. Bonser 2% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 7, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 7-3, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 9-1-2
Rob Tejeda replaces Juan Carlos Oviedo pitching
Jason Smith moves from PH to 2B
Mitch Maier replaces David DeJesus playing CF batting 2nd
t8 7-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN C. Gomez R. Tejeda 1% 97% Walk
t8 7-3 0 1-- 3,(1-2)  MIN D. Span R. Tejeda 0% 97% Gomez Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Gomez to 2B
t8 7-3 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  O MIN D. Span R. Tejeda -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B); Gomez to 3B
t8 7-3 1 --3 1,(0-0)  O MIN N. Punto R. Tejeda -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 7-3 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Mauer R. Tejeda -1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 7, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-7, Twins' Boof Bonser facing 4-5-6
b8 3-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Guillen B. Bonser 2% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 3-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Olivo B. Bonser 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 3-7 2 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR A. Gordon B. Bonser -1% 97% Walk
b8 3-7 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Teahen B. Bonser -1% 96% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Gordon to 2B
b8 3-7 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Buck B. Bonser 3% 98% Groundout: SS-3B/Forceout at 3B (Weak SS); Teahen to 2B; Buck to 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 7, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 7-3, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 4-5-6
t9 7-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Morneau R. Tejeda -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 7-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Kubel R. Tejeda -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t9 7-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Young R. Tejeda -0% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 7, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-7, Twins' Dennys Reyes facing 9-1-2
Dennys Reyes replaces Boof Bonser pitching
b9 3-7 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR J. Smith D. Reyes 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Aviles D. Reyes 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b9 3-7 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Maier D. Reyes -0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b9 3-7 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O KCR B. Butler D. Reyes 1% 100% Lineout: 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 7, Royals 3.

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