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@BAL
10
11
CHW
@CLE
11
4
 
(7)
MIN
@KCR
2
1
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@NYY
5
8
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@OAK
5
3
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@TEX
5
9
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@TOR
4
1
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@ATL
4
5
 
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@CIN
6
2
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@FLA
5
7
 
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@LAD
3
0
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@MIL
3
6
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@PIT
0
3
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@SDP
3
4
SFG
@STL
6
3
Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 19,310, Time of Game: 3:17
Twins
2
40-39
 Won 1 
2nd, 4 GB
at Royals
1
33-43
 Lost 1 
4th, 9½ GB
W: Scott Baker (6-6)
S: Joe Nathan (20)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   1  0  1   0  0  0    2  8  0
Royals          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  8  1

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 LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .279 .373 .372 .745 17 12 -0.074 0.90 0.027 -0.101 -0.8 2 0
Brendan Harris SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .288 .331 .391 .721 12 9 -0.065 1.08 0.040 -0.104 -0.4 2 3 2B
Joe Mauer C 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .383 .455 .662 1.117 18 10 -0.035 1.15 0.052 -0.087 -0.5 6 0
Justin Morneau 1B 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .313 .394 .582 .975 22 12 0.300 1.13 0.300 0.000 2.4 7 1 HR
Jason Kubel DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .308 .368 .543 .910 16 12 -0.174 1.40 0.000 -0.174 -1.6
Michael Cuddyer RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .277 .355 .504 .858 10 9 -0.007 1.39 0.056 -0.064 -0.3 3 0 SF
Joe Crede 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .238 .311 .453 .764 15 11 -0.060 0.94 0.025 -0.085 -0.4 0 1
Carlos Gomez CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .229 .283 .331 .615 17 14 -0.015 0.91 0.047 -0.061 -0.3 2 0
Nick Punto 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .214 .306 .240 .546 13 8 -0.090 1.15 0.000 -0.090 -0.9 3 1
Scott Baker P 0 1
   Bobby Keppel P 1 0
   Jose Mijares P 0 0
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 1 0
Team Totals 35 2 8 2 1 8 37 .229 .243 .343 .586 140 97 -0.220 1.10 0.547 -0.766 -2.7 27 7
2B: B Harris (12, off B Bannister).
HR: J Morneau (19, off B Bannister, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
SF: M Cuddyer (2, off B Bannister).
TB: J Morneau 5; B Harris 2; J Crede; D Span; J Mauer; C Gomez; M Cuddyer.
RBI: M Cuddyer (40); J Morneau (64).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 8.

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 LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .242 .297 .404 .701 25 15 -0.078 1.33 0.104 -0.182 -0.1 4 0 2B
Willie Bloomquist RF-CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .267 .323 .356 .679 24 18 -0.103 0.90 0.000 -0.103 -0.9 2 0
Billy Butler 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .283 .336 .434 .769 23 15 -0.124 1.17 0.000 -0.124 -0.8 6 0
Mike Jacobs DH 3 0 2 1 0 1 3 .229 .310 .416 .726 16 9 0.092 1.25 0.132 -0.041 1.1
   Brayan Pena PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .306 .333 .472 .806 5 4 -0.047 1.88 0.000 -0.047 -0.2
Mark Teahen 3B 3 0 3 0 1 0 4 .289 .349 .456 .805 15 11 0.189 1.21 0.189 0.000 1.4 0 4 2B
Alberto Callaspo 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .298 .351 .450 .801 13 8 -0.011 2.03 0.086 -0.098 -0.6 0 0
Miguel Olivo C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .262 .285 .524 .809 15 11 -0.153 2.79 0.068 -0.221 -0.5 8 0
Mitch Maier CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .232 .317 .339 .657 4 4 -0.101 1.72 0.000 -0.101 -1.0 2 0
   Jose Guillen PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .255 .333 .400 .733 9 7 -0.168 3.23 0.000 -0.168 -0.7 4 0
Tony Pena SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .100 .143 .125 .268 19 13 -0.096 1.88 0.000 -0.096 -0.9 1 1
   Luis Hernandez PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .190 .227 .190 .418 4 3 -0.049 1.91 0.000 -0.049 -0.2 0 0
   Tug Hulett PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .071 .071 .071 .143 5 3 -0.068 2.71 0.000 -0.068 -0.2
Brian Bannister P 0 1
   Juan Cruz P 0 0
Team Totals 34 1 8 1 3 6 37 .235 .297 .294 .591 177 121 -0.717 1.69 0.579 -1.298 -3.7 27 6
2B: D DeJesus (15, off S Baker); M Teahen (16, off B Keppel).
TB: M Teahen 4; D DeJesus 2; M Jacobs 2; M Olivo; A Callaspo.
RBI: M Jacobs (27).
2-out RBI: M Jacobs.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
E: B Butler (4).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: D DeJesus (1st base by S Baker).

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, W (6-6) 5 5 1 1 2 1 0 4.99 21 111 75 57 6 12 4 14 2 0 52 0.167 1.27 1.6
Bobby Keppel, H (1) 2.1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0.00 9 43 28 16 5 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.264 2.00 1.3
Jose Mijares, H (11) 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.35 3 8 7 5 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 -0.043 1.87 -0.2
Matt Guerrier, H (16) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.80 1 4 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.123 4.73 0.5
Joe Nathan, S (20) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.45 3 11 8 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.209 2.70 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 3 6 0 1.00 37 177 121 83 14 24 13 15 2 0 52 2 0 0.720 1.69 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
Brian Bannister, L (5-6) 7 6 2 1 1 6 1 3.93 29 98 69 42 10 17 10 12 3 0 64 0.125 1.16 1.7
Juan Cruz 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 4.91 8 42 28 18 3 7 1 5 1 0 0 0 0.096 0.94 1.1
Team Totals 9 8 2 1 1 8 1 1.00 37 140 97 60 13 24 11 17 4 0 64 0 0 0.221 1.10 2.7
Balks: B Bannister (1).
WP: J Cruz (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: S Baker (1; D DeJesus, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Sam Holbrook, 1B - Dan Iassogna, 2B - Charlie Reliford, 3B - Larry Vanover.
Time of Game: 3:17.
Attendance: 19,310.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 83° F, Wind 8mph from Left to Right, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Denard Span LF 1 David DeJesus LF
2 Brendan Harris SS 2 Willie Bloomquist RF
3 Joe Mauer C 3 Billy Butler 1B
4 Justin Morneau 1B 4 Mike Jacobs DH
5 Jason Kubel DH 5 Mark Teahen 3B
6 Michael Cuddyer RF 6 Alberto Callaspo 2B
7 Joe Crede 3B 7 Miguel Olivo C
8 Carlos Gomez CF 8 Mitch Maier CF
9 Nick Punto 2B 9 Tony Pena SS
Scott Baker P Brian Bannister P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Morneau B. Bannister 13% 68% Reached on E3 (throw)/attempted forceout (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Mauer to 3B
b8 1-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Olivo M. Guerrier 12% 83% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t4 0-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  R MIN J. Morneau B. Bannister 12% 47% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b9 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Nathan 9% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R KCR M. Jacobs S. Baker -9% 38% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); DeJesus 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' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN D. Span B. Bannister -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN B. Harris B. Bannister 4% 52% Double to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Mauer B. Bannister -3% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Morneau B. Bannister 1% 49% Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Kubel B. Bannister -4% 45% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 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)  KCR D. DeJesus S. Baker -6% 39% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist S. Baker 4% 43% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Butler S. Baker 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R KCR M. Jacobs S. Baker -9% 38% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); DeJesus Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  KCR M. Teahen S. Baker -2% 36% Walk; Jacobs to 2B
b1 1-0 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo S. Baker 4% 40% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer B. Bannister -2% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Crede B. Bannister -2% 36% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN C. Gomez B. Bannister -1% 34% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Scott Baker facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Olivo S. Baker 2% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Maier S. Baker 1% 38% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
b2 1-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR T. Pena S. Baker 1% 39% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN N. Punto B. Bannister -3% 36% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Span B. Bannister -2% 34% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t3 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Harris B. Bannister -1% 33% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Scott Baker facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus S. Baker 2% 35% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR W. Bloomquist S. Baker 2% 37% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
b3 1-0 2 --- 10,(3-2)  O KCR B. Butler S. Baker 1% 38% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Mauer B. Bannister -3% 35% Flyball: LF
t4 0-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  R MIN J. Morneau B. Bannister 12% 47% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t4 1-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Kubel B. Bannister -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Cuddyer B. Bannister 2% 47% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 1-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Crede B. Bannister -3% 44% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Scott Baker facing 4-5-6
b4 1-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Jacobs S. Baker -4% 40% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 1-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Teahen S. Baker -6% 33% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Jacobs to 2B
b4 1-1 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo S. Baker 6% 40% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b4 1-1 1 12- 5,(2-2)  KCR M. Olivo S. Baker -7% 33% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Jacobs to 3B; Teahen to 2B
b4 1-1 1 123 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Maier S. Baker 9% 41% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
b4 1-1 2 123 11,(3-2)  O KCR T. Pena S. Baker 9% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 8-9-1
t5 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN C. Gomez B. Bannister 5% 55% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t5 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN N. Punto B. Bannister -2% 52% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS); Gomez to 2B
t5 1-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Span B. Bannister -4% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Gomez to 3B
t5 1-1 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Harris B. Bannister -5% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Scott Baker facing 1-2-3
b5 1-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus S. Baker -5% 39% Walk
b5 1-1 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist S. Baker 8% 46% DeJesus Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b5 1-1 1 --- 15,(3-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist S. Baker 2% 48% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b5 1-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Butler S. Baker 2% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 3-4-5
t6 1-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN J. Mauer B. Bannister 5% 55% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t6 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Morneau B. Bannister 13% 68% Reached on E3 (throw)/attempted forceout (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Mauer to 3B
t6 1-1 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Kubel B. Bannister -8% 60% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-1 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO MIN M. Cuddyer B. Bannister 4% 64% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Mauer Scores/unER; Morneau to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t6 2-1 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Crede B. Bannister -4% 60% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Bobby Keppel facing 4-5-6
Bobby Keppel replaces Scott Baker pitching
b6 1-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs B. Keppel 4% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b6 1-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Teahen B. Keppel -7% 57% Double to LF (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
b6 1-2 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Callaspo B. Keppel -3% 54% Walk
b6 1-2 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Olivo B. Keppel 8% 61% Strikeout Swinging
Jose Guillen pinch hits for Mitch Maier (CF) batting 8th
b6 1-2 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen B. Keppel 8% 69% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 8-9-1
Willie Bloomquist moves from RF to CF
Jose Guillen moves from PH to RF
t7 2-1 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O MIN C. Gomez B. Bannister -3% 66% Lineout: LF
t7 2-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN N. Punto B. Bannister -2% 64% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t7 2-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN D. Span B. Bannister 1% 66% Single to 3B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 3B)
t7 2-1 2 1-- 2,(1-1)  MIN B. Harris B. Bannister 1% 67% Balk; Span to 2B
t7 2-1 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN B. Harris B. Bannister -4% 63% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Bobby Keppel facing 9-1-2
Luis Hernandez pinch hits for Tony Pena (SS) batting 9th
b7 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR L. Hernandez B. Keppel 5% 68% Groundout: P unassisted (Weak 2B)
b7 1-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus B. Keppel 4% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b7 1-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist B. Keppel 2% 74% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Juan Cruz facing 3-4-5
Juan Cruz replaces Brian Bannister pitching
Luis Hernandez moves from PH to SS
t8 2-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Cruz -2% 72% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  MIN J. Morneau J. Cruz 3% 74% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t8 2-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Cruz -3% 71% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t8 2-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN M. Cuddyer J. Cruz 1% 73% Wild Pitch; Morneau to 2B
t8 2-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Cruz -4% 69% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Bobby Keppel facing 3-4-5
b8 1-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR B. Butler B. Keppel 6% 75% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
Jose Mijares replaces Bobby Keppel pitching
Brayan Pena pinch hits for Mike Jacobs (DH) batting 4th
b8 1-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR B. Pena J. Mijares 5% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b8 1-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Teahen J. Mijares -4% 76% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b8 1-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Callaspo J. Mijares -5% 71% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Teahen to 2B
Matt Guerrier replaces Jose Mijares pitching
b8 1-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Olivo M. Guerrier 12% 83% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Juan Cruz facing 7-8-9
t9 2-1 0 --- 6,(1-2)  MIN J. Crede J. Cruz 2% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t9 2-1 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O MIN C. Gomez J. Cruz -2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. Cruz -2% 81% Flyball: RF
t9 2-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Span J. Cruz -2% 79% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 8-9-1
Joe Nathan replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
b9 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Nathan 9% 88% Strikeout Swinging
Tug Hulett pinch hits for Luis Hernandez (SS) batting 9th
b9 1-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR T. Hulett J. Nathan 7% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b9 1-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Nathan 5% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.

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  • 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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