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Standings
BOS
@BAL
6
5
 
(11)
CHW
@CLE
6
2
MIN
@KCR
5
1
SEA
@NYY
2
4
DET
@OAK
1
5
LAA
@TEX
7
9
TBR
@TOR
0
5
PHI
@ATL
1
11
ARI
@CIN
0
1
WSN
@FLA
3
5
COL
@LAD
0
1
NYM
@MIL
1
0
CHC
@PIT
4
1
HOU
@SDP
7
1
SFG
@STL
1
2
 
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 1:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 18,906, Time of Game: 3:03
Twins
5
41-39
 Won 2 
2nd, 3 GB
at Royals
1
33-44
 Lost 2 
4th, 9½ GB
W: Glen Perkins (4-4)
L: Gil Meche (4-8)
S: Joe Nathan (21)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  1  1   0  0  1   0  2  0    5  8  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1 12  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 LF 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .282 .373 .373 .746 15 13 -0.066 0.75 0.024 -0.090 -0.7 2 0 SB
Matt Tolbert 2B 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .187 .279 .236 .514 27 15 0.019 0.77 0.077 -0.057 0.5 2 5
Joe Mauer DH 3 1 3 1 2 0 5 .392 .467 .667 1.133 19 8 0.155 0.69 0.155 0.000 2.0 IW
Justin Morneau 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .309 .389 .574 .963 18 12 -0.093 0.99 0.000 -0.093 -1.3 10 1
   Brian Buscher 1B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .198 .339 .308 .647 7 3 0.008 0.53 0.008 0.000 0.3 3 0
Michael Cuddyer RF 3 1 1 2 2 0 5 .277 .359 .513 .872 17 8 0.155 0.90 0.172 -0.016 2.3 1 0 HR
Joe Crede 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .233 .305 .443 .748 12 9 0.027 0.97 0.106 -0.079 -0.6 0 1
Mike Redmond C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .229 .297 .277 .574 14 9 -0.090 1.12 0.000 -0.090 -1.1 0 0
   Jose Morales C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .356 .415 .424 .839 7 4 -0.010 0.20 0.000 -0.010 -0.4 3 0
Carlos Gomez CF 4 1 1 0 1 2 5 .229 .286 .335 .622 21 12 0.026 0.47 0.059 -0.033 0.1 1 0 2B
Nick Punto SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .212 .306 .237 .543 10 6 -0.028 0.72 0.018 -0.046 -0.4 4 6
   Brendan Harris SS 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .285 .328 .387 .715 9 8 -0.011 0.22 0.000 -0.011 -0.3 0 2
Glen Perkins P 1 2
   R.A. Dickey P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
Team Totals 37 5 8 4 8 8 45 .216 .356 .324 .680 176 107 0.092 0.75 0.619 -0.525 0.3 27 17
2B: C Gomez (9, off G Meche).
HR: M Cuddyer (12, off G Meche, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
IBB: J Mauer (2, by R Tejeda).
TB: M Cuddyer 4; J Mauer 3; D Span 2; C Gomez 2; M Tolbert.
RBI: M Cuddyer 2 (42); J Mauer (44); M Tolbert (11).
2-out RBI: M Tolbert; J Mauer; M Cuddyer.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 3. M Tolbert-N Punto-J Morneau 2; G Perkins-N Punto-J Morneau.
Baserunning
SB: D Span (13, 2nd base off R Tejeda/B Pena).

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 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .245 .298 .404 .703 26 19 -0.051 1.17 0.062 -0.113 -0.6 2 0
Willie Bloomquist RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .266 .322 .353 .675 10 9 -0.063 1.02 0.024 -0.087 -0.6 3 0
Billy Butler 1B 4 0 4 0 0 0 4 .293 .344 .449 .794 11 7 0.207 1.02 0.207 0.000 2.1 12 0 2·2B
Jose Guillen DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .254 .332 .397 .729 11 6 -0.061 1.70 0.091 -0.152 -0.9 GDP
Mark Teahen 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .285 .344 .449 .793 19 13 -0.252 1.46 0.000 -0.252 -2.1 0 2
Alberto Callaspo 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .298 .350 .447 .796 11 8 -0.054 0.94 0.028 -0.081 -0.5 0 5
Brayan Pena C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .325 .349 .475 .824 14 7 -0.031 0.97 0.059 -0.090 -0.3 8 0 GDP
Luis Hernandez SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .174 .208 .174 .382 13 10 -0.115 1.14 0.000 -0.115 -1.0 0 1
Mitch Maier CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .235 .323 .339 .662 17 9 0.013 0.74 0.046 -0.033 0.1 2 0
Gil Meche P 0 2
   Rob Tejeda P 0 0
   John Bale P 0 0
   Roman Colon P 0 0
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
Team Totals 36 1 12 1 1 3 37 .333 .351 .389 .740 132 88 -0.407 1.13 0.517 -0.923 -3.7 27 10
2B: B Butler 2 (22, 1 off G Perkins, 1 off R Dickey).
TB: B Butler 6; D DeJesus 2; B Pena 2; J Guillen; A Callaspo; W Bloomquist; M Maier.
GIDP: J Guillen (12); B Pena (1).
RBI: J Guillen (34).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
E: W Bloomquist (5); A Callaspo (9).

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
Glen Perkins, W (4-4) 7 10 1 1 0 1 0 4.38 28 92 62 42 2 18 18 9 3 0 54 0.357 1.33 2.7
R.A. Dickey 1.2 2 0 0 1 2 0 2.36 8 30 18 6 6 6 0 5 1 0 0 0 0.035 0.47 0.6
Joe Nathan, S (21) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.44 1 10 8 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.015 0.56 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 1 1 1 3 0 1.00 37 132 88 54 10 24 19 14 4 0 54 2 0 0.407 1.13 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
Gil Meche, L (4-8) 6 6 3 2 5 5 1 4.20 31 121 74 49 9 16 10 11 4 0 50 -0.040 0.91 0.2
Rob Tejeda 1.2 2 2 2 1 2 0 4.26 8 29 20 12 4 4 1 4 2 0 0 0 -0.027 0.48 -0.4
John Bale 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7.15 2 12 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 -0.041 0.69 -1.3
Roman Colon 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.46 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.011 0.43 0.8
Ron Mahay 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.38 3 12 7 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.05 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 5 4 8 8 1 4.00 45 176 107 66 15 26 14 15 6 0 50 5 1 -0.093 0.75 -0.3
J Bale faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Tejeda (2; J Mauer).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dan Iassogna, 1B - Charlie Reliford, 2B - Larry Vanover, 3B - Sam Holbrook.
Time of Game: 3:03.
Attendance: 18,906.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 78° F, Wind 10mph from Left to Right, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Denard Span LF 1 David DeJesus LF
2 Matt Tolbert 2B 2 Willie Bloomquist RF
3 Joe Mauer DH 3 Billy Butler 1B
4 Justin Morneau 1B 4 Jose Guillen DH
5 Michael Cuddyer RF 5 Mark Teahen 3B
6 Joe Crede 3B 6 Alberto Callaspo 2B
7 Mike Redmond C 7 Brayan Pena C
8 Carlos Gomez CF 8 Luis Hernandez SS
9 Nick Punto SS 9 Mitch Maier CF
Glen Perkins P Gil Meche P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-3 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  OO KCR M. Teahen G. Perkins 18% 81% Double Play: Groundout: 2B-SS-1B/Interference by Runner
t3 1-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R MIN J. Crede G. Meche 11% 71% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball to CF-RF); Mauer Scores/unER; Cuddyer to 3B
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R MIN M. Cuddyer G. Meche 10% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b6 0-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Butler G. Perkins -10% 73% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); DeJesus to 3B
b6 0-3 1 -23 2,(0-1)  R KCR J. Guillen G. Perkins -9% 64% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); DeJesus Scores; Butler 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% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN M. Tolbert G. Meche -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Mauer G. Meche 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morneau G. Meche -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus G. Perkins 2% 47% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist G. Perkins -2% 45% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR B. Butler G. Perkins -3% 41% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF); Bloomquist to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  OO KCR J. Guillen G. Perkins 9% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R MIN M. Cuddyer G. Meche 10% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t2 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Crede G. Meche -2% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t2 1-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN M. Redmond G. Meche -2% 57% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t2 1-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN C. Gomez G. Meche 1% 58% Walk
t2 1-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN N. Punto G. Meche 2% 60% Walk; Gomez to 2B
t2 1-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Span G. Meche -4% 56% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Teahen G. Perkins 3% 58% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Callaspo G. Perkins -3% 55% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 0-1 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO KCR B. Pena G. Perkins 6% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN M. Tolbert G. Meche -2% 59% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
t3 1-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN J. Mauer G. Meche 2% 61% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 1-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Morneau G. Meche -2% 59% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B); Mauer to 2B
t3 1-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Cuddyer G. Meche 1% 60% Walk
t3 1-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R MIN J. Crede G. Meche 11% 71% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball to CF-RF); Mauer Scores/unER; Cuddyer to 3B
t3 2-0 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O MIN M. Redmond G. Meche -4% 67% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR L. Hernandez G. Perkins 3% 70% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b3 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Maier G. Perkins 2% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR D. DeJesus G. Perkins -1% 70% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b3 0-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist G. Perkins 3% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
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 8-9-1
t4 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Gomez G. Meche -2% 71% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN N. Punto G. Meche -1% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN D. Span G. Meche 1% 71% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t4 2-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Tolbert G. Meche -2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Butler G. Perkins -5% 64% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 0-2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Guillen G. Perkins 4% 68% Popfly: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b4 0-2 1 1-- 9,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen G. Perkins 4% 72% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b4 0-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo G. Perkins 3% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
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 3-4-5
t5 2-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  MIN J. Mauer G. Meche 3% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t5 2-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morneau G. Meche -3% 75% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 2-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  MIN M. Cuddyer G. Meche 3% 78% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball to RF Line); Mauer to 2B
t5 2-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Crede G. Meche -3% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Redmond G. Meche -3% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 7-8-9
b5 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR B. Pena G. Perkins 3% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b5 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR L. Hernandez G. Perkins 2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
Jose Morales replaces Mike Redmond playing C batting 7th
b5 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier G. Perkins 1% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 8-9-1
t6 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN C. Gomez G. Meche 5% 82% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t6 2-0 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O MIN N. Punto G. Meche -3% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Span G. Meche -3% 76% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t6 2-0 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  MIN M. Tolbert G. Meche 1% 77% Walk
t6 2-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  R MIN J. Mauer G. Meche 9% 86% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Gomez Scores; Tolbert to 3B
t6 3-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Morneau G. Meche -3% 83% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 1-2-3
b6 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR D. DeJesus G. Perkins -5% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 0-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist G. Perkins 4% 83% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
b6 0-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Butler G. Perkins -10% 73% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); DeJesus to 3B
b6 0-3 1 -23 2,(0-1)  R KCR J. Guillen G. Perkins -9% 64% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); DeJesus Scores; Butler to 3B
b6 1-3 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  OO KCR M. Teahen G. Perkins 18% 81% Double Play: Groundout: 2B-SS-1B/Interference by Runner
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 5-6-7
Rob Tejeda replaces Gil Meche pitching
t7 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer R. Tejeda -2% 80% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t7 3-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Crede R. Tejeda -1% 78% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
t7 3-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Morales R. Tejeda -1% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 6-7-8
Brian Buscher replaces Justin Morneau playing 1B batting 4th
Brendan Harris replaces Nick Punto playing SS batting 9th
b7 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo G. Perkins 4% 82% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 1-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Pena G. Perkins -5% 77% Single to CF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
b7 1-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR L. Hernandez G. Perkins 5% 82% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b7 1-3 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR M. Maier G. Perkins -4% 78% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Pena to 2B
b7 1-3 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus G. Perkins 8% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 8-9-1
t8 3-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN C. Gomez R. Tejeda -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
t8 3-1 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O MIN B. Harris R. Tejeda -1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-1 2 --- 6,(0-2)  MIN D. Span R. Tejeda 1% 84% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t8 3-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Tolbert R. Tejeda 1% 85% Span Steals 2B
t8 3-1 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  R MIN M. Tolbert R. Tejeda 7% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive); Span Scores; Tolbert to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t8 4-1 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Mauer R. Tejeda 0% 92% Intentional Walk
John Bale replaces Rob Tejeda pitching
t8 4-1 2 12- 7,(3-2)  MIN B. Buscher J. Bale 1% 93% Walk; Tolbert to 3B; Mauer to 2B
t8 4-1 2 123 5,(3-1)  R MIN M. Cuddyer J. Bale 3% 97% Walk; Tolbert Scores; Mauer to 3B; Buscher to 2B
Roman Colon replaces John Bale pitching
t8 5-1 2 123 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Crede R. Colon -1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Twins' R.A. Dickey facing 2-3-4
R.A. Dickey replaces Glen Perkins pitching
b8 1-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR W. Bloomquist R. Dickey 2% 97% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b8 1-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR B. Butler R. Dickey -2% 95% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b8 1-5 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Guillen R. Dickey 2% 97% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b8 1-5 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen R. Dickey 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-1, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 7-8-9
Ron Mahay replaces Roman Colon pitching
t9 5-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Morales R. Mahay -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 5-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN C. Gomez R. Mahay -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 5-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN B. Harris R. Mahay -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Twins' R.A. Dickey facing 6-7-8
b9 1-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo R. Dickey 1% 99% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b9 1-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Pena R. Dickey -1% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b9 1-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR L. Hernandez R. Dickey 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b9 1-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Maier R. Dickey -1% 98% Walk; Pena to 2B
Joe Nathan replaces R.A. Dickey pitching
b9 1-5 2 12- 10,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Nathan 2% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 1.

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