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@LAA
15
10
DET
@CHW
12
5
BAL
@CLE
8
9
MIN
@KCR
11
6
BOS
@NYY
0
3
TBR
@TEX
3
15
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@TOR
4
5
 
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@ARI
5
8
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@COL
6
3
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@FLA
6
9
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@HOU
10
4
PHI
@MIL
5
7
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@PIT
8
4
CHC
@SFG
6
2
ATL
@WSN
11
5
Saturday, September 26, 2009, 6:11PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 30,690, Time of Game: 3:03
Twins
11
81-73
 Won 5 
2nd, 2 GB
at Royals
6
63-92
 Lost 4 
5th, 20½ GB
W: Scott Baker (14-9)
L: Lenny DiNardo (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   5  0  2   0  4  0   11 13  1
Royals          0  2  0   0  0  0   2  1  1    6  9  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 CF-RF 5 1 4 6 0 0 5 .311 .393 .417 .810 17 13 0.349 1.16 0.401 -0.052 4.8 3 0 3B
Orlando Cabrera SS 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .273 .309 .374 .683 23 16 -0.141 0.91 0.011 -0.152 -1.1 2 2 GDP
Joe Mauer C 4 0 2 2 1 0 5 .371 .445 .605 1.049 30 17 0.058 0.44 0.072 -0.014 1.9 6 1 2B
Jason Kubel RF 3 1 0 0 1 2 5 .296 .370 .523 .893 21 10 0.029 0.71 0.072 -0.043 -0.1 2 0 HBP
   Carlos Gomez CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .290 .341 .630 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Michael Cuddyer 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 .277 .338 .523 .861 20 11 -0.048 0.77 0.000 -0.048 -0.8 9 1 HBP
Delmon Young LF 5 1 0 1 0 2 5 .271 .293 .399 .693 14 11 0.057 0.60 0.086 -0.029 -0.3 1 0
Brendan Harris DH 4 1 2 1 0 1 5 .264 .311 .365 .676 19 11 0.057 0.80 0.065 -0.007 0.3 SF
Matt Tolbert 3B 5 3 3 0 0 1 5 .228 .300 .292 .592 15 12 0.024 0.71 0.062 -0.038 0.7 0 3 2B
Nick Punto 2B 1 2 0 0 3 0 5 .230 .337 .288 .625 18 6 0.081 0.90 0.081 0.000 0.8 2 3 SH
Scott Baker P 1 1
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Bobby Keppel P 0 0
Team Totals 36 11 13 11 5 7 45 .361 .455 .472 .927 177 107 0.466 0.79 0.850 -0.383 6.3 27 11
2B: M Tolbert (5, off Y Yabuta); J Mauer (28, off Y Yabuta).
3B: D Span (10, off L DiNardo).
SF: B Harris (6, off L DiNardo).
SH: N Punto (11, off J Wright).
HBP: J Kubel (3, by L DiNardo); M Cuddyer (4, by K Farnsworth).
TB: D Span 6; M Tolbert 4; J Mauer 3; B Harris 2; O Cabrera; M Cuddyer.
GIDP: O Cabrera (22).
RBI: D Span 6 (66); J Mauer 2 (92); O Cabrera (68); D Young (48); B Harris (36).
2-out RBI: D Span 3.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 6 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Cuddyer-O Cabrera; O Cabrera-M Cuddyer.
E: O Cabrera (23).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: D Span (1st base by J Wright).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Bloomquist RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .265 .310 .358 .668 20 14 0.004 0.51 0.035 -0.031 -0.3 1 0
Mitch Maier LF 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .255 .343 .350 .693 20 10 0.056 0.55 0.068 -0.012 0.8 1 0
Billy Butler 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .305 .363 .503 .866 16 11 -0.083 0.70 0.004 -0.087 -0.2 10 0 2B,GDP
Mike Jacobs DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .229 .301 .401 .702 11 8 -0.093 0.85 0.020 -0.114 -1.1
Alberto Callaspo 2B 4 2 2 2 0 1 4 .302 .356 .456 .812 14 10 0.142 0.63 0.161 -0.019 1.8 4 4 HR,2B
Brayan Pena C 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .275 .321 .463 .784 13 10 0.056 0.61 0.092 -0.036 1.0 8 1 HR
Alex Gordon 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .224 .320 .340 .660 14 11 -0.047 0.69 0.005 -0.052 0.3 0 3
Yuniesky Betancourt SS 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .241 .271 .342 .613 7 7 -0.046 0.45 0.000 -0.046 -0.4 1 3
Josh Anderson CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .239 .277 .306 .583 17 14 -0.023 0.22 0.000 -0.023 -0.7 2 1
Lenny DiNardo P 0 1
   Jamey Wright P 0 1
   Yasuhiko Yabuta P 0 0
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0
   Victor Marte P 0 0
Team Totals 34 6 9 6 2 6 36 .265 .306 .500 .806 132 95 -0.034 0.58 0.385 -0.420 1.3 27 14
2B: A Callaspo (38, off S Baker); B Butler (50, off R Mahay).
HR: A Callaspo (11, off S Baker, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); B Pena (6, off S Baker, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: A Callaspo 6; B Pena 5; B Butler 2; A Gordon; M Jacobs; W Bloomquist; M Maier.
GIDP: B Butler (20).
RBI: A Callaspo 2 (72); B Pena (16); B Butler (92); Y Betancourt (45); A Gordon (19).
2-out RBI: B Butler.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Callaspo-B Butler.
E: Y Betancourt (17).
Outfield Assists: J Anderson (J Mauer at home plate).

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 (14-9) 6.1 6 4 4 1 5 2 4.48 24 91 68 42 9 17 6 12 2 0 49 0.009 0.78 -0.3
Ron Mahay 1.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.47 7 24 14 9 1 4 3 3 1 0 1 1 0.022 0.24 -0.5
Bobby Keppel 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 4.96 5 17 13 10 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.003 0.11 -0.5
Team Totals 9 9 6 5 2 6 2 5.00 36 132 95 61 11 23 11 17 4 0 49 1 1 0.034 0.58 -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
Lenny DiNardo, L (0-2) 5 8 7 3 3 2 0 7.52 26 102 66 41 6 19 12 8 3 0 30 -0.366 1.26 -3.4
Jamey Wright 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.44 7 28 14 9 2 3 3 1 0 0 2 2 -0.032 0.29 0.1
Yasuhiko Yabuta 0.1 4 4 4 1 1 0 14.73 6 30 17 9 3 5 0 4 2 0 0 0 -0.070 0.29 -4.2
Kyle Farnsworth 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.42 3 12 6 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.001 0.02 0.7
Victor Marte 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.20 3 5 4 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 9 13 11 7 5 7 0 7.00 45 177 107 64 13 30 16 15 5 0 30 3 2 -0.466 0.79 -6.3
L DiNardo faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: Y Yabuta (4).
HBP: K Farnsworth (1; M Cuddyer); L DiNardo (1; J Kubel).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Wright (2; D Span, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eric Cooper, 1B - Mike Reilly, 2B - Chuck Meriwether, 3B - Laz Diaz.
Time of Game: 3:03.
Attendance: 30,690.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 71° F, Wind 4mph 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
t4 2-2 2 123 2,(0-1)  RRR MIN D. Span L. DiNardo 28% 80% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Young Scores/unER; Tolbert Scores/unER; Punto Scores/unER
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  R KCR A. Callaspo S. Baker -10% 34% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b2 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R KCR B. Pena S. Baker -9% 25% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t4 0-2 1 -23 1,(0-0)  R MIN D. Young L. DiNardo 9% 46% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Kubel Scores; Cuddyer to 3B
b1 0-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR M. Jacobs S. Baker 9% 50% Line Drive Double Play: 1B (2B-1B); Bloomquist out at 2B/1B-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' Lenny DiNardo facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  MIN D. Span L. DiNardo 4% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  OO MIN O. Cabrera L. DiNardo -7% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN J. Mauer L. DiNardo -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 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 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR W. Bloomquist S. Baker -3% 42% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Maier S. Baker -5% 36% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Bloomquist to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- 4,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler S. Baker 5% 41% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR M. Jacobs S. Baker 9% 50% Line Drive Double Play: 1B (2B-1B); Bloomquist out at 2B/1B-SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Lenny DiNardo facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel L. DiNardo -2% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer L. DiNardo -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Young L. DiNardo -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
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 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  R KCR A. Callaspo S. Baker -10% 34% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b2 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R KCR B. Pena S. Baker -9% 25% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b2 2-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon S. Baker 2% 27% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR Y. Betancourt S. Baker 1% 28% Flyball: RF
b2 2-0 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR J. Anderson S. Baker 1% 29% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Lenny DiNardo facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN B. Harris L. DiNardo 4% 33% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 0-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Tolbert L. DiNardo -4% 29% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto L. DiNardo 4% 33% Walk; Harris to 2B
t3 0-2 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Span L. DiNardo -4% 29% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Harris to 3B
t3 0-2 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O MIN O. Cabrera L. DiNardo -5% 24% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Scott Baker facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist S. Baker 2% 25% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b3 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier S. Baker 1% 26% Groundout: 2B-P (2B-1B)
b3 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Butler S. Baker 1% 27% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Lenny DiNardo facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN J. Mauer L. DiNardo 4% 32% Walk
t4 0-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Kubel L. DiNardo 7% 39% Hit By Pitch; Mauer to 2B
t4 0-2 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer L. DiNardo -1% 37% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Mauer out at Hm/CF-SS-C; Kubel to 3B; Cuddyer to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t4 0-2 1 -23 1,(0-0)  R MIN D. Young L. DiNardo 9% 46% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Kubel Scores; Cuddyer to 3B
t4 1-2 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  RO MIN B. Harris L. DiNardo 1% 47% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Cuddyer Scores/unER
t4 2-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN M. Tolbert L. DiNardo 2% 49% Single to CF (Line Drive); Young to 2B
t4 2-2 2 12- 5,(3-1)  MIN N. Punto L. DiNardo 4% 53% Walk; Young to 3B; Tolbert to 2B
t4 2-2 2 123 2,(0-1)  RRR MIN D. Span L. DiNardo 28% 80% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Young Scores/unER; Tolbert Scores/unER; Punto Scores/unER
t4 5-2 2 --3 6,(1-2)  O MIN O. Cabrera L. DiNardo -2% 78% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
5 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Scott Baker facing 4-5-6
b4 2-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs S. Baker 3% 81% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo S. Baker 2% 82% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
b4 2-5 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR B. Pena S. Baker 1% 83% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Lenny DiNardo facing 3-4-5
t5 5-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN J. Mauer L. DiNardo 2% 85% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t5 5-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Kubel L. DiNardo -2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t5 5-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer L. DiNardo -2% 82% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t5 5-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Young L. DiNardo -1% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Scott Baker facing 7-8-9
b5 2-5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon S. Baker 3% 83% Flyball: CF
b5 2-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR Y. Betancourt S. Baker 2% 85% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b5 2-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Anderson S. Baker 1% 86% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Lenny DiNardo facing 7-8-9
t6 5-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN B. Harris L. DiNardo 2% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t6 5-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  MIN M. Tolbert L. DiNardo 2% 90% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Harris to 2B
Jamey Wright replaces Lenny DiNardo pitching
t6 5-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN N. Punto J. Wright 0% 90% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Harris to 3B; Tolbert to 2B
t6 5-2 1 -23 4,(2-1)  RR MIN D. Span J. Wright 5% 95% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Harris Scores; Tolbert Scores
t6 7-2 1 1-- O MIN O. Cabrera J. Wright -1% 94% Span Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t6 7-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN O. Cabrera J. Wright -0% 94% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 7, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-7, Twins' Scott Baker facing 1-2-3
b6 2-7 0 --- 8,(1-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist S. Baker 1% 95% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-7 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR M. Maier S. Baker -1% 94% Walk
b6 2-7 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO KCR B. Butler S. Baker 3% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 7, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 7-2, Royals' Jamey Wright facing 3-4-5
t7 7-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Wright -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 7-2 1 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Kubel J. Wright 0% 97% Walk
t7 7-2 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Wright -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t7 7-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Young J. Wright -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 7, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-7, Twins' Scott Baker facing 4-5-6
b7 2-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Jacobs S. Baker -2% 94% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line)
b7 2-7 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  R KCR A. Callaspo S. Baker -6% 88% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Jacobs Scores
b7 3-7 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Pena S. Baker 3% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B; Callaspo to 3B
Ron Mahay replaces Scott Baker pitching
b7 3-7 1 --3 3,(1-1)  RO KCR A. Gordon R. Mahay 1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Callaspo Scores
b7 4-7 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR Y. Betancourt R. Mahay 1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 7, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 7-4, Royals' Yasuhiko Yabuta facing 7-8-9
Yasuhiko Yabuta replaces Jamey Wright pitching
t8 7-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN B. Harris Y. Yabuta -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t8 7-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN M. Tolbert Y. Yabuta 1% 93% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t8 7-4 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN N. Punto Y. Yabuta 0% 94% Walk
t8 7-4 1 12- 4,(1-2)  R MIN D. Span Y. Yabuta 4% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Tolbert Scores; Punto to 3B
t8 8-4 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  R MIN O. Cabrera Y. Yabuta 1% 98% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Punto Scores; Span to 2B
t8 9-4 1 12- 8,(2-2)  MIN J. Mauer Y. Yabuta 0% 99% Wild Pitch; Span to 3B
t8 9-4 1 1-3 9,(3-2)  RR MIN J. Mauer Y. Yabuta 1% 100% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Span Scores; Cabrera Scores
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Yasuhiko Yabuta pitching
t8 11-4 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel K. Farnsworth -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t8 11-4 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Cuddyer K. Farnsworth 0% 100% Hit By Pitch
t8 11-4 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Young K. Farnsworth -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 11, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-11, Twins' Ron Mahay facing 9-1-2
Carlos Gomez replaces Jason Kubel (RF) playing CF batting 4th
Denard Span moves from CF to RF
b8 4-11 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Anderson R. Mahay 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 4-11 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR W. Bloomquist R. Mahay 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b8 4-11 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Maier R. Mahay -0% 100% Walk
b8 4-11 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  R KCR B. Butler R. Mahay -0% 99% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Maier Scores
b8 5-11 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Jacobs R. Mahay 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 11, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 11-5, Royals' Victor Marte facing 7-8-9
Victor Marte replaces Kyle Farnsworth pitching
t9 11-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN B. Harris V. Marte -0% 100% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t9 11-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Tolbert V. Marte -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 11-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN N. Punto V. Marte -0% 100% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 11, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-11, Twins' Bobby Keppel facing 5-6-7
Bobby Keppel replaces Ron Mahay pitching
b9 5-11 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo B. Keppel 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 5-11 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Pena B. Keppel -0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b9 5-11 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Gordon B. Keppel -1% 99% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Pena to 3B/Adv on E6 (throw)
b9 5-11 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO KCR Y. Betancourt B. Keppel 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B); Pena Scores/unER
b9 6-11 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  O KCR J. Anderson B. Keppel 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 11, Royals 6.

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