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@LAA
3
4
TEX
@BAL
15
7
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@CHW
5
6
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@DET
1
6
MIN
@KCR
4
5
 
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@SEA
11
3
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@TOR
4
0
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@ARI
1
6
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@CHC
2
6
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@CIN
13
4
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@COL
16
7
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@MIL
4
5
 
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@NYM
8
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@PHI
3
6
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@SFG
4
5
Sunday, August 10, 2008, 1:11PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 23,163, Time of Game: 4:06
Twins
4
65-52
 Lost 1 
1st
at Royals
5
54-64
 Won 1 
4th, 11½ GB
W: Rob Tejeda (1-2)
L: Craig Breslow (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10 11 12    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  2   0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    4  7  2
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  2   0  2  0   0  0  1    5 13  0
Winning Run scored with 1 out

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 CF-RF 3 0 0 0 2 0 6 .316 .404 .458 .863 22 11 -0.058 1.71 0.026 -0.085 -0.3 3 0 SH,IW
Nick Punto 2B 5 0 0 0 1 4 6 .260 .323 .382 .704 26 17 -0.227 1.72 0.024 -0.251 -1.3 3 3
Joe Mauer C 4 0 1 1 2 0 6 .315 .408 .444 .852 33 19 0.079 1.71 0.150 -0.071 0.6 10 0
Justin Morneau DH 3 0 1 1 3 2 6 .308 .389 .510 .899 23 9 0.077 1.90 0.206 -0.128 2.0 IW
Jason Kubel RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .264 .328 .468 .796 11 11 -0.182 1.65 0.000 -0.182 -2.6 5 0
   Carlos Gomez CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .255 .292 .345 .637 7 6 -0.110 2.21 0.000 -0.110 -0.4 0 0
Delmon Young LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .287 .334 .390 .724 14 10 -0.243 1.24 0.000 -0.243 -2.5 0 0 2·GDP
Mike Lamb 1B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .236 .271 .326 .597 18 10 0.059 1.16 0.122 -0.063 0.2 8 2
Brian Buscher 3B 5 2 2 0 0 2 5 .313 .340 .425 .766 21 13 0.130 1.37 0.171 -0.041 0.9 1 3 2B
Adam Everett SS 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .209 .275 .319 .593 11 8 0.197 1.66 0.275 -0.079 1.4 1 3
   Brendan Harris PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .265 .322 .390 .712 7 4 -0.094 3.27 0.000 -0.094 -0.4 2 0
Scott Baker P 0 0
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
   Dennys Reyes P 1 0
   Jesse Crain P 0 0
   Craig Breslow P 0 2
Team Totals 40 4 7 4 9 13 50 .175 .327 .200 .527 193 118 -0.372 1.64 0.974 -1.347 -2.3 34 13
2B: B Buscher (6, off G Meche).
SH: D Span (6, off G Meche).
IBB: J Morneau (13, by R Ramirez); D Span (2, by J Oviedo).
TB: B Buscher 3; A Everett 2; M Lamb; J Mauer; J Morneau.
GIDP: D Young 2 (13).
RBI: A Everett 2 (10); J Mauer (55); J Morneau (91).
2-out RBI: J Morneau.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
E: A Everett (6); S Baker (1).

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 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 .335 .360 .521 .882 21 17 -0.273 1.74 0.000 -0.273 -1.7 1 4
Mitch Maier CF 6 1 2 0 0 3 6 .310 .326 .310 .635 25 23 -0.075 1.37 0.088 -0.163 -0.2 3 0
Mark Teahen RF 5 3 3 0 1 0 6 .252 .318 .389 .707 19 13 0.507 1.99 0.562 -0.055 2.6 0 0 2B
Jose Guillen LF 5 0 1 1 1 1 6 .258 .290 .449 .739 17 9 -0.100 2.38 0.107 -0.208 -0.5 1 0 IW
Billy Butler DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .270 .326 .384 .710 16 12 0.023 1.45 0.111 -0.088 -0.0
   Tony Pena PR 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 .157 .178 .204 .382 4 4 0.497 3.62 0.497 0.000 1.9
Alex Gordon 3B 4 0 1 0 1 2 5 .258 .352 .416 .768 20 12 -0.203 2.02 0.103 -0.306 -0.5 3 0 SB
Ross Gload 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .268 .317 .335 .652 16 9 -0.018 2.92 0.271 -0.289 -0.9 12 1
John Buck C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .230 .306 .379 .685 14 10 -0.151 1.44 0.000 -0.151 -1.0 12 0
   Miguel Olivo PH-C 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .264 .294 .485 .779 2 1 0.073 2.28 0.073 0.000 0.4 1 0
Jason Smith 2B 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .250 .250 .500 .750 17 15 -0.153 1.80 0.092 -0.245 -0.5 3 5 2·2B,CS
Gil Meche P 0 1
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
   Juan Carlos Oviedo P 0 0
   Rob Tejeda P 0 0
Team Totals 47 5 13 2 3 10 50 .277 .320 .340 .660 171 125 0.127 2.00 1.904 -1.778 -0.3 36 11
2B: J Smith 2 (2, 2 off S Baker); M Teahen (18, off C Breslow).
IBB: J Guillen (1, by C Breslow).
TB: J Smith 4; M Teahen 4; T Pena 2; M Maier 2; A Gordon; B Butler; J Guillen; M Olivo.
RBI: T Pena (10); J Guillen (74).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Aviles-J Smith-R Gload; M Aviles-R Gload.
Baserunning
SB: A Gordon (5, 2nd base off S Baker/J Mauer).
CS: J Smith (1, 2nd base by C Breslow POCS).

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
Scott Baker 7 7 2 2 1 7 0 3.78 29 112 84 55 13 16 9 12 5 0 61 0.136 1.32 1.7
Matt Guerrier, H (18) 0.1 2 2 1 0 1 0 4.33 3 11 8 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.120 2.40 -0.7
Dennys Reyes, BS (2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.51 2 8 5 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 -0.262 3.82 -1.0
Jesse Crain 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.21 4 13 12 8 0 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0.193 1.84 0.8
Craig Breslow, L (0-1) 2.1 4 1 1 2 1 0 2.48 12 31 19 15 3 1 5 4 2 0 0 0 -0.075 3.03 -0.4
Team Totals 11.1 13 5 4 3 10 0 3.18 50 175 128 86 17 25 21 16 7 0 61 3 2 -0.128 2.00 0.3

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
Gil Meche 6.1 5 4 4 7 6 0 4.24 29 117 69 39 6 24 8 8 4 0 46 -0.237 1.24 -0.9
Ramon Ramirez 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.84 6 22 13 5 5 3 2 1 0 0 3 1 0.043 1.18 1.1
Joakim Soria 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 1.51 7 27 20 7 4 9 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.283 2.39 1.0
Juan Carlos Oviedo 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.67 5 16 8 7 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.142 3.44 0.5
Rob Tejeda, W (1-2) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.86 3 11 8 5 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.142 1.84 0.5
Team Totals 12 7 4 4 9 13 0 3.00 50 193 118 63 16 39 15 13 6 0 46 3 1 0.373 1.64 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: D Reyes (4); G Meche (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: C Breslow (1; J Guillen); R Ramirez (4; J Morneau); J Oviedo (2; D Span).
Pickoffs: C Breslow (2; J Smith, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Davidson, 1B - Rob Drake, 2B - Andy Fletcher, 3B - Alfonso Marquez.
Time of Game: 4:06.
Attendance: 23,163.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 83° F, Wind 14mph from Left to Right, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Denard Span CF 1 Mike Aviles SS
2 Nick Punto 2B 2 Mitch Maier CF
3 Joe Mauer C 3 Mark Teahen RF
4 Justin Morneau DH 4 Jose Guillen LF
5 Jason Kubel RF 5 Billy Butler DH
6 Delmon Young LF 6 Alex Gordon 3B
7 Mike Lamb 1B 7 Ross Gload 1B
8 Brian Buscher 3B 8 John Buck C
9 Adam Everett SS 9 Jason Smith 2B
Scott Baker P Gil Meche P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b12 4-4 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR T. Pena C. Breslow 29% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Teahen Scores; Guillen to 2B
b8 3-4 2 --3 4,(2-1)  R KCR R. Gload D. Reyes 27% 55% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Pena Scores/No RBI/unER
b6 0-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  R KCR M. Teahen S. Baker 21% 48% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 2B); Maier Scores/Adv on E1 (throw); Teahen to 3B
b10 4-4 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Breslow -21% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b10 4-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR T. Pena C. Breslow 21% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Guillen to 3B; Pena to 2B/Adv on throw 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' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Span G. Meche 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN N. Punto G. Meche 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN J. Mauer G. Meche 1% 55% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Scott Baker facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Aviles S. Baker -2% 53% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier S. Baker -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Baker -1% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Morneau G. Meche -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Kubel G. Meche 4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO MIN D. Young G. Meche 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Scott Baker facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen S. Baker -2% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-0 1 --- 9,(3-2)  O KCR B. Butler S. Baker -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon S. Baker -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' Gil Meche facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  MIN M. Lamb G. Meche -4% 46% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN B. Buscher G. Meche -10% 36% Single to RF (Line Drive); Lamb to 3B
t3 0-0 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  R MIN A. Everett G. Meche -6% 30% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Lamb Scores; Buscher to 2B
t3 1-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Span G. Meche 0% 31% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (P's Left); Buscher to 3B; Everett to 2B
t3 1-0 1 -23 3,(0-2)  O MIN N. Punto G. Meche 7% 38% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-0 2 -23 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Mauer G. Meche -1% 37% Walk
t3 1-0 2 123 5,(3-1)  R MIN J. Morneau G. Meche -9% 27% Walk; Buscher Scores; Everett to 3B; Mauer to 2B
t3 2-0 2 123 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Kubel G. Meche 6% 33% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR R. Gload S. Baker -3% 30% Lineout: RF
b3 0-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Buck S. Baker -2% 28% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Smith S. Baker 2% 31% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
b3 0-2 2 -2- 6,(0-2)  O KCR M. Aviles S. Baker -4% 27% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Young G. Meche 2% 29% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN M. Lamb G. Meche 1% 30% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t4 2-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN B. Buscher G. Meche 1% 31% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Maier S. Baker 5% 36% Single to SS (Pop Fly to Deep 3B)
b4 0-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Baker -4% 32% Lineout: SS (SS-2B)
b4 0-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Guillen S. Baker -4% 28% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b4 0-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler S. Baker -3% 25% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 9-1-2
t5 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN A. Everett G. Meche 2% 27% Flyball: CF
t5 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Span G. Meche 1% 28% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t5 2-0 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto G. Meche 1% 29% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR A. Gordon S. Baker 5% 34% Walk
b5 0-2 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O KCR R. Gload S. Baker -5% 30% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b5 0-2 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  O KCR J. Buck S. Baker -3% 27% Strikeout Swinging, Gordon Steals 2B
b5 0-2 2 -2- 4,(0-2)  O KCR J. Smith S. Baker -4% 22% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 3-4-5
t6 2-0 0 --- 9,(3-2)  MIN J. Mauer G. Meche -3% 20% Walk
t6 2-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Morneau G. Meche -7% 13% Single to RF (Line Drive); Mauer to 3B
t6 2-0 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Kubel G. Meche 4% 17% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO MIN D. Young G. Meche 9% 26% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 1-2-3
b6 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Aviles S. Baker -4% 23% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b6 0-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Maier S. Baker 4% 27% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b6 0-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  R KCR M. Teahen S. Baker 21% 48% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 2B); Maier Scores/Adv on E1 (throw); Teahen to 3B
b6 1-2 1 --3 2,(1-0)  R KCR J. Guillen S. Baker 10% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Teahen Scores
b6 2-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Butler S. Baker -4% 54% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 2-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR A. Gordon S. Baker 4% 58% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Guillen to 3B
b6 2-2 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O KCR R. Gload S. Baker -8% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Gil Meche facing 7-8-9
t7 2-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Lamb G. Meche 4% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t7 2-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN B. Buscher G. Meche -7% 47% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t7 2-2 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  R MIN A. Everett G. Meche -18% 29% Single to CF (Line Drive); Buscher Scores; Everett to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t7 3-2 1 -2- 4,(0-2)  MIN D. Span G. Meche -4% 25% Wild Pitch; Everett to 3B
t7 3-2 1 --3 7,(3-2)  MIN D. Span G. Meche -2% 24% Walk
t7 3-2 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto G. Meche -2% 21% Walk; Span to 2B
Ramon Ramirez replaces Gil Meche pitching
t7 3-2 1 123 3,(0-2)  RO MIN J. Mauer R. Ramirez -3% 18% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B); Everett Scores; Span to 3B; Punto to 2B
t7 4-2 2 -23 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Morneau R. Ramirez -1% 17% Intentional Walk
t7 4-2 2 123 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Kubel R. Ramirez 5% 22% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Scott Baker facing 8-9-1
Carlos Gomez replaces Jason Kubel (RF) playing CF batting 5th
Denard Span moves from CF to RF
b7 2-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Buck S. Baker -4% 18% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-4 1 --- 6,(1-2)  KCR J. Smith S. Baker 7% 25% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b7 2-4 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Aviles S. Baker -6% 19% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 2-4 2 -2- 10,(0-2)  O KCR M. Maier S. Baker -5% 14% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Ramon Ramirez facing 6-7-8
t8 4-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Young R. Ramirez 1% 15% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
t8 4-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN M. Lamb R. Ramirez 1% 16% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t8 4-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Buscher R. Ramirez 1% 17% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Matt Guerrier facing 3-4-5
Matt Guerrier replaces Scott Baker pitching
b8 2-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Teahen M. Guerrier 8% 25% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b8 2-4 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen M. Guerrier -7% 18% Strikeout Looking
b8 2-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Butler M. Guerrier 11% 29% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Teahen to 3B
Dennys Reyes replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
Tony Pena pinch runs for Billy Butler (DH) batting 5th
b8 2-4 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R KCR A. Gordon D. Reyes 8% 37% Wild Pitch; Teahen Scores; Pena to 2B
b8 3-4 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon D. Reyes -9% 28% Groundout: 1B-P; Pena to 3B
b8 3-4 2 --3 4,(2-1)  R KCR R. Gload D. Reyes 27% 55% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Pena Scores/No RBI/unER
Jesse Crain replaces Dennys Reyes pitching
b8 4-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Buck J. Crain -5% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 9-1-2
Joakim Soria replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching
t9 4-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN A. Everett J. Soria 6% 56% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Span J. Soria 5% 61% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
t9 4-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. Soria 4% 64% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Twins' Jesse Crain facing 9-1-2
b9 4-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Smith J. Crain -6% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b9 4-4 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR M. Aviles J. Crain -5% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 4-4 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR M. Maier J. Crain -4% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 10th, Twins Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 3-4-5
t10 4-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN J. Mauer J. Soria -8% 42% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t10 4-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Soria 8% 50% Strikeout Looking
t10 4-4 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN C. Gomez J. Soria 7% 58% Strikeout Looking
t10 4-4 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Young J. Soria 7% 64% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 10th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Twins' Craig Breslow facing 3-4-5
Craig Breslow replaces Jesse Crain pitching
b10 4-4 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Teahen C. Breslow 7% 72% Walk
b10 4-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Guillen C. Breslow -8% 64% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
b10 4-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR T. Pena C. Breslow 21% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Guillen to 3B; Pena to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b10 4-4 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Breslow -21% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b10 4-4 2 -23 2,(1-0)  O KCR R. Gload C. Breslow -14% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 11th, Twins Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Juan Carlos Oviedo facing 7-8-9
Juan Carlos Oviedo replaces Joakim Soria pitching
t11 4-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Lamb J. Oviedo -8% 42% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t11 4-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Buscher J. Oviedo 2% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B; Lamb to 2B
Brendan Harris pinch hits for Adam Everett (SS) batting 9th
t11 4-4 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O MIN B. Harris J. Oviedo 9% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t11 4-4 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN D. Span J. Oviedo -1% 53% Intentional Walk
t11 4-4 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O MIN N. Punto J. Oviedo 12% 64% Popfly: 2B (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 11th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Twins' Craig Breslow facing 8-9-1
Brendan Harris moves from PH to SS
Miguel Olivo pinch hits for John Buck (C) batting 8th
b11 4-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Olivo C. Breslow 7% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b11 4-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Smith C. Breslow -8% 64% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (P's Right)
b11 4-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Aviles C. Breslow -7% 57% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b11 4-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier C. Breslow -7% 50% Smith Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 12th, Twins Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 3-4-5
Rob Tejeda replaces Juan Carlos Oviedo pitching
Miguel Olivo moves from PH to C
t12 4-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Mauer R. Tejeda 6% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
t12 4-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morneau R. Tejeda 5% 61% Strikeout Swinging
t12 4-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Gomez R. Tejeda 4% 64% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 12th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Twins' Craig Breslow facing 2-3-4
b12 4-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Maier C. Breslow -6% 58% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b12 4-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Teahen C. Breslow 12% 70% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b12 4-4 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Guillen C. Breslow 1% 71% Intentional Walk
b12 4-4 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR T. Pena C. Breslow 29% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Teahen Scores; Guillen to 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 5.

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