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Standings
NYY
@BOS
20
11
BAL
@CHW
5
1
SEA
@CLE
9
4
MIN
@KCR
5
4
 
(10)
DET
@OAK
3
2
TEX
@TBR
3
5
LAA
@TOR
4
5
FLA
@ATL
5
3
SFG
@COL
6
3
ARI
@HOU
0
1
CHC
@LAD
1
2
PHI
@NYM
2
4
CIN
@PIT
2
5
STL
@SDP
0
4
MIL
@WSN
7
3
Friday, August 21, 2009, 7:11PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 22,283, Time of Game: 3:11
Twins
5
59-63
 Won 1 
3rd, 6½ GB
at Royals
4
47-74
 Lost 2 
5th, 18 GB
W: Joe Nathan (2-1)
L: Joakim Soria (3-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  3   0  1  0   1    5  9  1
Royals          1  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  1   0    4 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 RF 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .305 .391 .397 .788 17 11 0.292 1.81 0.413 -0.120 1.5 1 0 3B
Orlando Cabrera SS 5 0 1 1 0 2 5 .281 .314 .376 .690 18 12 0.308 1.17 0.401 -0.093 0.3 2 3 3B
Joe Mauer C 3 0 1 0 2 0 5 .378 .448 .641 1.088 25 9 0.013 0.80 0.033 -0.020 0.2 9 0 2·IW
Jason Kubel DH 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .306 .376 .535 .911 14 12 -0.107 1.27 0.039 -0.146 -1.1
Michael Cuddyer 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .270 .338 .494 .832 16 11 -0.154 1.10 0.000 -0.154 -1.5 9 0 GDP
Joe Crede 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .229 .293 .421 .714 15 10 -0.063 0.61 0.000 -0.063 -0.6 0 2
Delmon Young LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .261 .287 .390 .676 11 8 -0.082 0.78 0.000 -0.082 -0.7 3 0
Carlos Gomez CF 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 .239 .298 .363 .661 21 14 0.045 1.36 0.124 -0.079 0.7 4 0 SB
Alexi Casilla 2B 3 2 2 1 0 0 4 .187 .273 .236 .509 13 10 0.123 1.61 0.161 -0.038 0.9 1 5 2B,SH
Nick Blackburn P 1 1
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
   Jose Mijares P 0 1
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
Team Totals 37 5 9 4 2 6 40 .243 .282 .378 .660 150 97 0.375 1.19 1.171 -0.795 -0.3 30 12
2B: A Casilla (5, off L Hochevar).
3B: D Span (6, off L Hochevar); O Cabrera (2, off J Soria).
SH: A Casilla (2, off K Farnsworth).
IBB: J Mauer 2 (8, 1 by J Soria, 1 by K Farnsworth).
TB: D Span 4; O Cabrera 3; A Casilla 3; C Gomez 2; J Kubel; J Mauer.
GIDP: M Cuddyer (18).
RBI: D Span 2 (47); A Casilla (13); O Cabrera (51).
2-out RBI: O Cabrera.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. O Cabrera-A Casilla.
E: M Cuddyer (6).
Baserunning
SB: C Gomez (11, 2nd base off L Hochevar/M Olivo).

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 1 1 0 5 .264 .337 .420 .757 18 9 -0.058 1.45 0.116 -0.174 -0.4 2 0 HR
Mitch Maier CF 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .246 .329 .342 .671 17 11 -0.135 1.33 0.024 -0.159 -0.5 4 0
Billy Butler 1B 5 1 2 1 0 2 5 .300 .353 .489 .842 21 15 0.117 1.37 0.200 -0.083 0.6 11 4 HR
Mike Jacobs DH 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .231 .304 .423 .727 14 6 0.117 0.82 0.122 -0.005 0.7
   Willie Bloomquist PR-RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .260 .302 .358 .660 4 2 0.056 3.59 0.126 -0.070 0.2 0 0
Alberto Callaspo 2B 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .296 .347 .429 .776 22 17 -0.258 2.55 0.023 -0.281 -0.7 1 2
Mark Teahen 3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .277 .332 .424 .756 22 15 -0.341 2.62 0.000 -0.341 -1.6 0 5
Miguel Olivo C 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .238 .269 .462 .731 13 10 -0.090 1.15 0.016 -0.106 -0.1 7 0
Josh Anderson RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .236 .273 .296 .569 16 11 -0.030 0.92 0.024 -0.054 0.2 1 0
   Brayan Pena PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .327 .358 .520 .879 7 4 0.488 1.87 0.488 0.000 1.0 HR
   Joakim Soria P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Yuniesky Betancourt SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .234 .266 .342 .609 15 11 0.011 0.94 0.073 -0.063 -0.6 0 2 2B
Luke Hochevar P 3 2
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 1
   John Bale P 1 0
   Jamey Wright P 0 0
Team Totals 40 4 12 3 2 8 42 .300 .333 .550 .883 169 111 -0.123 1.63 1.212 -1.336 -1.3 30 16
2B: Y Betancourt (14, off J Nathan).
HR: B Butler (15, off N Blackburn, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF-CF); D DeJesus (10, off N Blackburn, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF-RF); B Pena (4, off J Nathan, 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: B Butler 5; B Pena 4; D DeJesus 4; Y Betancourt 2; A Callaspo 2; J Anderson; W Bloomquist; M Maier; M Jacobs; M Olivo.
RBI: B Pena (11); B Butler (65); D DeJesus (56).
2-out RBI: B Butler; B Pena.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Teahen-A Callaspo-B Butler.
E: M Olivo (7); J Anderson (3).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: W Bloomquist (1st base by J Mijares).

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
Nick Blackburn 7 7 3 3 2 6 2 4.27 29 106 68 39 4 25 11 10 4 0 55 0.062 0.74 0.7
Matt Guerrier, H (24) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.28 3 10 7 3 1 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.075 2.57 0.3
Jose Mijares, H (17) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.14 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.070 2.45 0.2
Joe Nathan, BS (4), W (2-1) 2 4 1 1 0 1 1 1.66 10 53 36 23 7 6 3 6 2 0 0 0 -0.083 3.82 0.1
Team Totals 10 12 4 4 2 8 3 3.60 42 172 113 65 14 34 14 18 8 0 55 1 0 0.124 1.63 1.3

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
Luke Hochevar 7 5 3 3 0 3 0 5.60 25 94 64 36 10 18 13 9 3 0 58 0.062 0.91 0.7
Kyle Farnsworth 0.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 4.32 5 23 13 9 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 -0.233 1.97 -0.9
John Bale 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.96 1 4 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.046 1.77 0.5
Jamey Wright 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.60 3 11 6 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.041 0.53 0.5
Joakim Soria, L (3-1) 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 2.33 6 18 11 4 3 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 -0.291 2.04 -0.5
Team Totals 10 9 5 5 2 6 0 4.50 40 150 97 55 16 26 17 15 6 0 58 2 0 -0.375 1.19 0.3
Balks: None.
WP: L Hochevar (8).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Soria (1; J Mauer); K Farnsworth (1; J Mauer).
Pickoffs: J Mijares (1; W Bloomquist, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Everitt, 1B - Gerry Davis, 2B - Bruce Dreckman, 3B - CB Bucknor.
Time of Game: 3:11.
Attendance: 22,283.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 11mph from Left to Right, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 3-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  R KCR B. Pena J. Nathan -49% 46% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t10 4-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R MIN O. Cabrera J. Soria 40% 83% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Casilla Scores
t8 3-3 1 -2- 8,(2-2)  R MIN D. Span K. Farnsworth 22% 76% Single to CF (Line Drive); Gomez Scores; Span to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t6 1-3 1 --3 3,(2-0)  RR MIN D. Span L. Hochevar 19% 47% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Casilla Scores; Span Scores/Adv on E9
b10 4-5 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Nathan 18% 100% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)

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' Luke Hochevar facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Span L. Hochevar -2% 48% Groundout: 1B-P
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN O. Cabrera L. Hochevar -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN J. Mauer L. Hochevar -1% 45% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus N. Blackburn 2% 47% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Maier N. Blackburn 2% 49% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  R KCR B. Butler N. Blackburn -10% 39% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b1 1-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Jacobs N. Blackburn -1% 38% Walk
b1 1-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR A. Callaspo N. Blackburn -2% 36% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Jacobs to 2B
b1 1-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen N. Blackburn 4% 40% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Kubel L. Hochevar 4% 44% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t2 0-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO MIN M. Cuddyer L. Hochevar -8% 36% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Crede L. Hochevar -1% 34% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Olivo N. Blackburn 2% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Anderson N. Blackburn 1% 38% Flyball: LF
b2 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR Y. Betancourt N. Blackburn 1% 39% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Young L. Hochevar -3% 36% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 0-1 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN C. Gomez L. Hochevar -2% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN A. Casilla L. Hochevar -1% 33% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R KCR D. DeJesus N. Blackburn -9% 24% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b3 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR M. Maier N. Blackburn -2% 21% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 2-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler N. Blackburn 1% 22% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B); Maier to 2B
b3 2-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  RO KCR M. Jacobs N. Blackburn -4% 18% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Maier Scores/Adv on E3 (throw)/No RBI
b3 3-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Callaspo N. Blackburn -1% 18% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b3 3-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Teahen N. Blackburn 1% 19% Groundout: 2B-P
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 1-2-3
t4 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Span L. Hochevar -2% 17% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t4 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN O. Cabrera L. Hochevar -2% 15% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t4 0-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN J. Mauer L. Hochevar -1% 14% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 7-8-9
b4 3-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Olivo N. Blackburn -2% 13% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 3-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Anderson N. Blackburn -2% 10% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Olivo to 2B
b4 3-0 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR Y. Betancourt N. Blackburn 2% 12% Strikeout Swinging
b4 3-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR D. DeJesus N. Blackburn 4% 17% Line Drive Double Play: SS (Weak SS); Olivo out at 2B/SS-2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 4-5-6
t5 0-3 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O MIN J. Kubel L. Hochevar -2% 14% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer L. Hochevar -2% 13% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 0-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Crede L. Hochevar -1% 12% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 2-3-4
b5 3-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Maier N. Blackburn 1% 13% Strikeout Looking
b5 3-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler N. Blackburn 1% 13% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Jacobs N. Blackburn 1% 14% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 7-8-9
t6 0-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN D. Young L. Hochevar -2% 12% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
t6 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN C. Gomez L. Hochevar 3% 14% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t6 0-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN A. Casilla L. Hochevar 3% 17% Gomez Steals 2B; Gomez to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t6 0-3 1 --3 4,(1-2)  R MIN A. Casilla L. Hochevar 7% 25% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Gomez Scores
t6 1-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  MIN D. Span L. Hochevar 3% 27% Wild Pitch; Casilla to 3B
t6 1-3 1 --3 3,(2-0)  RR MIN D. Span L. Hochevar 19% 47% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Casilla Scores; Span Scores/Adv on E9
t6 3-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN O. Cabrera L. Hochevar -2% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 3-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN J. Mauer L. Hochevar 2% 46% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t6 3-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Kubel L. Hochevar -4% 42% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
3 runs, 4 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 5-6-7
b6 3-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo N. Blackburn 3% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Teahen N. Blackburn 2% 48% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b6 3-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Olivo N. Blackburn 2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 5-6-7
t7 3-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer L. Hochevar -4% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN J. Crede L. Hochevar -3% 43% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t7 3-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Young L. Hochevar -2% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Twins' Nick Blackburn facing 8-9-1
b7 3-3 0 --- 10,(3-2)  O KCR J. Anderson N. Blackburn 4% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 3-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR Y. Betancourt N. Blackburn 3% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 3-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus N. Blackburn -2% 46% Walk
b7 3-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Maier N. Blackburn 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Kyle Farnsworth facing 8-9-1
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Luke Hochevar pitching
t8 3-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN C. Gomez K. Farnsworth 7% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t8 3-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN A. Casilla K. Farnsworth -3% 54% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Gomez to 2B
t8 3-3 1 -2- 8,(2-2)  R MIN D. Span K. Farnsworth 22% 76% Single to CF (Line Drive); Gomez Scores; Span to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t8 4-3 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O MIN O. Cabrera K. Farnsworth -4% 73% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Mauer K. Farnsworth 1% 73% Intentional Walk
John Bale replaces Kyle Farnsworth pitching
t8 4-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Bale -5% 69% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Twins' Matt Guerrier facing 3-4-5
Matt Guerrier replaces Nick Blackburn pitching
b8 3-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler M. Guerrier 6% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Jacobs M. Guerrier -7% 68% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Willie Bloomquist pinch runs for Mike Jacobs (DH) batting 4th
b8 3-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo M. Guerrier 8% 76% Lineout: CF
Jose Mijares replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
b8 3-4 2 1-- 3,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Mijares 7% 83% Bloomquist Picked off 1B (P-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Jamey Wright facing 5-6-7
Jamey Wright replaces John Bale pitching
t9 4-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Wright -2% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Crede J. Wright -1% 80% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 4-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Young J. Wright -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 6-7-8
Joe Nathan replaces Jose Mijares pitching
b9 3-4 0 --- 9,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Nathan 9% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b9 3-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Nathan 7% 95% Strikeout Swinging
Brayan Pena pinch hits for Josh Anderson (RF) batting 8th
b9 3-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  R KCR B. Pena J. Nathan -49% 46% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b9 4-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR Y. Betancourt J. Nathan -7% 39% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b9 4-4 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Nathan 11% 50% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 10th, Twins Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 8-9-1
Joakim Soria replaces Brayan Pena (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Willie Bloomquist moves from DH to RF (team loses DH)
t10 4-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN C. Gomez J. Soria -6% 44% Strikeout Looking
t10 4-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN A. Casilla J. Soria 6% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t10 4-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Span J. Soria -8% 42% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t10 4-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R MIN O. Cabrera J. Soria 40% 83% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Casilla Scores
t10 5-4 2 --3 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Mauer J. Soria 1% 83% Intentional Walk
t10 5-4 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Soria -4% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 10th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 2-3-4
b10 4-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Maier J. Nathan 9% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b10 4-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Butler J. Nathan -10% 78% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b10 4-5 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR W. Bloomquist J. Nathan -13% 66% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Butler to 2B
b10 4-5 1 12- 11,(2-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Nathan 17% 82% Flyball: CF
b10 4-5 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Nathan 18% 100% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 4.

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