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BOS
@BAL
7
3
CHW
@CLE
7
0
TOR
@DET
3
4
KCR
@MIN
8
9
MIL
@NYY
3
12
CAL
@OAK
8
16
SEA
@TEX
6
3
HOU
@ATL
7
1
CIN
@CHC
3
0
COL
@LAD
1
8
NYM
@MON
9
6
FLA
@PHI
4
7
STL
@PIT
7
4
SFG
@SDP
6
7
 
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Friday, July 5, 1996, 7:05
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 18,465, Time of Game: 2:56
Royals
8
36-50
 Lost 1 
5th, 15½ GB
at Twins
9
41-43
 Won 1 
4th, 9½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          3  2  0   0  1  1   1  0  0    8  9  3
Twins           0  0  2   1  0  0   0  1  5    9 13  2
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Offerman 1B 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .297 .386 .380 .765 16 13 0.005 0.58 0.052 -0.047 -0.7 7 0 3B,GDP
Tom Goodwin LF 3 2 1 0 2 0 5 .275 .330 .324 .654 22 12 0.045 0.86 0.071 -0.026 0.4 3 1 2·SB
Keith Lockhart 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .312 .366 .451 .818 14 9 0.061 0.85 0.103 -0.042 1.3 4 3 2B
Craig Paquette DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 5 .240 .272 .436 .708 15 10 -0.005 0.53 0.021 -0.026 -0.8 SF
Michael Tucker RF 4 2 1 1 1 0 5 .224 .319 .400 .719 15 8 0.016 0.74 0.055 -0.039 0.3 4 0 HR,SB
Johnny Damon CF 4 0 2 3 0 0 4 .281 .323 .400 .723 22 15 0.222 0.70 0.232 -0.010 2.3 1 0 3B
Joe Randa 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .315 .377 .436 .813 12 8 -0.050 0.43 0.000 -0.050 -0.9 2 0
Sal Fasano C 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .207 .288 .350 .638 19 9 0.044 0.58 0.077 -0.032 1.1 5 0 SB
David Howard SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .239 .296 .322 .618 13 11 0.001 0.52 0.026 -0.025 -0.4 0 5 SH
Mark Gubicza P 0 1
   Mike Magnante P 0 0
   Tim Pugh P 0 0
   Hipolito Pichardo P 0 0
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
Team Totals 34 8 9 5 5 1 41 .265 .350 .500 .850 148 95 0.339 0.65 0.637 -0.297 2.5 26 10
2B: K Lockhart (18, off S Klingenbeck).
3B: J Offerman (2, off F Rodriguez); J Damon (3, off F Rodriguez).
HR: M Tucker (7, off S Klingenbeck, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
SF: C Paquette (3, off F Rodriguez).
SH: D Howard (11, off S Klingenbeck).
TB: J Offerman 4; M Tucker 4; J Damon 4; K Lockhart 2; C Paquette; T Goodwin; D Howard.
GIDP: J Offerman (6).
RBI: J Damon 3 (27); M Tucker (31); C Paquette (30).
2-out RBI: J Damon 3.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Howard-K Lockhart-J Offerman.
E: S Fasano (5); K Lockhart (6); T Goodwin (3).
Outfield Assists: T Goodwin (R Becker at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: M Tucker (8, 2nd base off F Rodriguez/G Myers); T Goodwin 2 (34, 2nd base off S Klingenbeck/G Myers, 2nd base off F Rodriguez/G Myers); S Fasano (1, Home off S Klingenbeck/G Myers).
Pickoffs: D Howard (1st base by F Rodriguez).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chuck Knoblauch 2B 3 2 2 2 1 0 5 .363 .449 .547 .996 18 8 0.137 0.64 0.166 -0.030 2.5 3 4 HR,2B,HBP
Rich Becker LF 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .263 .345 .403 .747 27 18 -0.061 0.80 0.056 -0.116 -0.4 3 0 SB,GDP
Paul Molitor DH 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .322 .371 .434 .805 14 10 0.056 0.78 0.115 -0.059 0.6 2B
Scott Stahoviak 1B 5 3 2 2 0 1 5 .297 .402 .508 .909 13 10 0.137 1.24 0.197 -0.060 0.7 11 3 2B
Dave Hollins 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .233 .368 .385 .754 14 9 -0.127 1.64 0.064 -0.191 -0.5 0 2
Greg Myers C 3 0 1 1 2 2 5 .315 .346 .505 .851 22 9 0.124 1.66 0.140 -0.016 1.1 1 0
   Denny Hocking PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .141 .205 .239 .445 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Ron Coomer RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .306 .356 .522 .878 9 8 -0.100 1.18 0.000 -0.100 -1.2 1 0
   Chip Hale PH-RF 2 0 2 3 0 0 2 .375 .444 .542 .986 14 8 0.838 3.75 0.838 0.000 2.9 0 0 2B
Matt Lawton CF 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .242 .329 .318 .647 11 8 -0.053 1.08 0.038 -0.091 -0.4 2 0
Pat Meares SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .257 .285 .384 .670 9 7 -0.112 1.02 0.000 -0.112 -1.5 3 5
Frankie Rodriguez P 1 0
   Scott Klingenbeck P 2 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
Team Totals 39 9 13 9 3 5 43 .333 .395 .513 .908 151 95 0.839 1.23 1.614 -0.775 3.9 27 14
2B: C Knoblauch (21, off H Pichardo); P Molitor (19, off H Pichardo); S Stahoviak (16, off J Montgomery); C Hale (5, off J Montgomery).
HR: C Knoblauch (6, off M Magnante, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep RF Line).
HBP: C Knoblauch (8, by M Gubicza).
TB: C Knoblauch 6; C Hale 3; R Becker 3; S Stahoviak 3; P Molitor 3; G Myers; D Hollins.
GIDP: R Becker (6).
RBI: C Hale 3 (12); C Knoblauch 2 (41); S Stahoviak 2 (31); G Myers (40); R Becker (20).
2-out RBI: C Hale 3; C Knoblauch 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Knoblauch-P Meares-S Stahoviak.
E: F Rodriguez (1); C Knoblauch (5).
Baserunning
SB: R Becker (9, 2nd base off M Magnante/S Fasano).

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
Mark Gubicza 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.13 3 12 8 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 53 0.050 0.86 0.6
Mike Magnante 2.2 5 3 1 0 2 1 5.50 14 51 35 22 4 9 4 8 4 0 0 0 -0.117 1.06 -1.7
Tim Pugh, H (6) 4 2 1 1 2 2 0 7.46 16 53 33 23 4 6 6 6 2 0 2 0 0.199 0.68 2.4
Hipolito Pichardo 0.2 4 3 3 0 0 0 6.21 6 18 11 9 0 2 3 3 2 0 2 1 -0.123 0.75 -2.4
Jeff Montgomery, BS (7), L (1-6) 0.1 2 2 2 1 1 0 4.30 4 17 8 3 3 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 -0.847 5.02 -2.8
Team Totals 8.2 13 9 7 3 5 1 7.27 43 151 95 62 11 22 15 19 10 0 53 6 3 -0.838 1.23 -3.9

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
Frankie Rodriguez 5 7 6 4 2 1 0 5.29 25 92 60 44 4 12 10 12 6 0 32 -0.291 0.83 -3.0
Scott Klingenbeck 3.2 2 2 2 3 0 1 4.76 15 55 34 18 5 11 6 6 0 0 0 0 -0.052 0.37 0.1
Eddie Guardado, W (4-3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.67 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.004 0.15 0.4
Team Totals 9 9 8 6 5 1 1 6.00 41 148 95 63 9 23 16 19 6 0 32 1 0 -0.339 0.65 -2.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Gubicza (7; C Knoblauch).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: F Rodriguez (0; D Howard, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dale Ford, 1B - Chuck Meriwether, 2B - Jim Evans, 3B - Larry McCoy.
Time of Game: 2:56.
Attendance: 18,465.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Jose Offerman 1B 1 Chuck Knoblauch 2B
2 Tom Goodwin LF 2 Rich Becker LF
3 Keith Lockhart 2B 3 Paul Molitor DH
4 Craig Paquette DH 4 Scott Stahoviak 1B
5 Michael Tucker RF 5 Dave Hollins 3B
6 Johnny Damon CF 6 Greg Myers C
7 Joe Randa 3B 7 Ron Coomer RF
8 Sal Fasano C 8 Matt Lawton CF
9 David Howard SS 9 Pat Meares SS
Mark Gubicza P Frankie Rodriguez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 7-8 2 12- 6,(3-2)  RR MIN C. Hale J. Montgomery 81% 100% Double to CF (Line Drive); Stahoviak Scores; Hocking Scores
b9 5-8 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RR MIN S. Stahoviak J. Montgomery 16% 31% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Becker Scores; Molitor Scores
b9 7-8 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Hollins J. Montgomery -15% 16% Strikeout Swinging
t1 1-0 2 -23 2,(1-0)  RR KCR J. Damon F. Rodriguez -13% 28% Single to LF (Line Drive); Goodwin Scores; Tucker Scores
b3 0-5 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR MIN C. Knoblauch M. Magnante 11% 22% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Lawton Scores/unER; Knoblauch Scores/unER

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Offerman F. Rodriguez -3% 47% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR T. Goodwin F. Rodriguez -5% 42% Single to 3B (Bunt to Weak 3B); Offerman to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR K. Lockhart F. Rodriguez 1% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B); Offerman to 3B; Goodwin to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -23 3,(1-1)  RO KCR C. Paquette F. Rodriguez 0% 43% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Offerman Scores; Goodwin to 3B
t1 1-0 2 --3 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Tucker F. Rodriguez -1% 42% Walk
t1 1-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Damon F. Rodriguez -1% 41% Tucker Steals 2B
t1 1-0 2 -23 2,(1-0)  RR KCR J. Damon F. Rodriguez -13% 28% Single to LF (Line Drive); Goodwin Scores; Tucker Scores
t1 3-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Randa F. Rodriguez 2% 29% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN C. Knoblauch M. Gubicza 3% 33% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-3 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  OO MIN R. Becker M. Gubicza -7% 25% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b1 0-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN P. Molitor M. Gubicza -1% 24% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
t2 3-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR S. Fasano F. Rodriguez 2% 26% Strikeout Swinging
t2 3-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. Howard F. Rodriguez 1% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 3-0 2 --- 6,(1-2)  KCR J. Offerman F. Rodriguez -2% 25% Triple to CF (Line Drive)
t2 3-0 2 --3 7,(3-2)  KCR T. Goodwin F. Rodriguez -1% 25% Walk
t2 3-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  KCR K. Lockhart F. Rodriguez -1% 24% Goodwin Steals 2B
t2 3-0 2 -23 3,(1-1)  RR KCR K. Lockhart F. Rodriguez -10% 14% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball to Deep 2B); Offerman Scores/No RBI/unER; Goodwin Scores/No RBI/unER
t2 5-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR C. Paquette F. Rodriguez 1% 15% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Mike Magnante facing 4-5-6
Mike Magnante replaces Mark Gubicza pitching
b2 0-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN S. Stahoviak M. Magnante -2% 13% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Hollins M. Magnante -1% 12% Flyball: LF
b2 0-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN G. Myers M. Magnante -1% 11% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 5-6-7
t3 5-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Tucker F. Rodriguez 1% 12% Lineout: 1B
t3 5-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Damon F. Rodriguez 1% 13% Lineout: 1B
t3 5-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Randa F. Rodriguez 0% 13% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Mike Magnante facing 7-8-9
b3 0-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN R. Coomer M. Magnante -2% 12% Flyball: RF
b3 0-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN M. Lawton M. Magnante 2% 14% Reached on E4 (throw) (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b3 0-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Meares M. Magnante -2% 11% Lineout: 3B
b3 0-5 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR MIN C. Knoblauch M. Magnante 11% 22% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Lawton Scores/unER; Knoblauch Scores/unER
b3 2-5 2 --- 10,(3-2)  MIN R. Becker M. Magnante 1% 23% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b3 2-5 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  MIN P. Molitor M. Magnante 1% 25% Becker Steals 2B; Becker to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
b3 2-5 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Molitor M. Magnante -4% 21% Lineout: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
t4 5-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR S. Fasano F. Rodriguez 2% 22% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 5-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR D. Howard F. Rodriguez -2% 21% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t4 5-2 1 1-- 3,(1-2)  KCR J. Offerman F. Rodriguez -1% 20% Howard Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Howard to 2B
t4 5-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman F. Rodriguez 2% 22% Flyball: CF
t4 5-2 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Goodwin F. Rodriguez 2% 25% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Mike Magnante facing 4-5-6
b4 2-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN S. Stahoviak M. Magnante 4% 29% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
b4 2-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN D. Hollins M. Magnante 6% 35% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Stahoviak to 2B
b4 2-5 0 12- 3,(2-0)  R MIN G. Myers M. Magnante 10% 45% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Stahoviak Scores; Hollins to 2B
b4 3-5 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Coomer M. Magnante -7% 38% Foul Popfly: 1B
b4 3-5 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O MIN M. Lawton M. Magnante -6% 33% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
Tim Pugh replaces Mike Magnante pitching
b4 3-5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Meares T. Pugh -6% 27% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 3-4-5
t5 5-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR K. Lockhart F. Rodriguez 2% 29% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 5-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR C. Paquette F. Rodriguez -2% 27% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
t5 5-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Tucker F. Rodriguez 3% 30% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t5 5-3 2 1-- 11,(3-2)  R KCR J. Damon F. Rodriguez -10% 20% Triple to RF (Ground Ball); Paquette Scores
t5 6-3 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Randa F. Rodriguez 3% 22% Lineout: LF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Tim Pugh facing 1-2-3
b5 3-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN C. Knoblauch T. Pugh -3% 19% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b5 3-6 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN R. Becker T. Pugh -2% 17% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Becker out at 2B/LF-2B
b5 3-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN P. Molitor T. Pugh -1% 16% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Twins' Scott Klingenbeck facing 8-9-1
Scott Klingenbeck replaces Frankie Rodriguez pitching
t6 6-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR S. Fasano S. Klingenbeck -2% 14% Walk
t6 6-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. Howard S. Klingenbeck 1% 15% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice (P's Right); Fasano to 2B
t6 6-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Offerman S. Klingenbeck 2% 17% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Fasano to 3B
t6 6-3 2 --3 6,(3-2)  KCR T. Goodwin S. Klingenbeck -1% 16% Walk
t6 6-3 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R KCR K. Lockhart S. Klingenbeck -5% 11% Fasano Steals Hm; Goodwin Steals 2B
t6 7-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  O KCR K. Lockhart S. Klingenbeck 1% 12% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-7, Royals' Tim Pugh facing 4-5-6
b6 3-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN S. Stahoviak T. Pugh -2% 10% Flyball: LF
b6 3-7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Hollins T. Pugh -2% 8% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
b6 3-7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN G. Myers T. Pugh -1% 7% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-3, Twins' Scott Klingenbeck facing 4-5-6
t7 7-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR C. Paquette S. Klingenbeck 1% 8% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 7-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R KCR M. Tucker S. Klingenbeck -4% 5% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t7 8-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Damon S. Klingenbeck 0% 5% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 8-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Randa S. Klingenbeck 0% 5% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-8, Royals' Tim Pugh facing 7-8-9
b7 3-8 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN R. Coomer T. Pugh -1% 4% Flyball: RF
b7 3-8 1 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN M. Lawton T. Pugh 2% 6% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Lawton to 2B
b7 3-8 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O MIN P. Meares T. Pugh -2% 4% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b7 3-8 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN C. Knoblauch T. Pugh 1% 5% Walk
b7 3-8 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Becker T. Pugh -2% 2% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-3, Twins' Scott Klingenbeck facing 8-9-1
t8 8-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR S. Fasano S. Klingenbeck -0% 2% Walk
t8 8-3 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O KCR D. Howard S. Klingenbeck 0% 2% Foul Popfly: SS (3B Foul)
t8 8-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO KCR J. Offerman S. Klingenbeck 1% 3% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-8, Royals' Tim Pugh facing 3-4-5
b8 3-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN P. Molitor T. Pugh 2% 5% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b8 3-8 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN S. Stahoviak T. Pugh -2% 3% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b8 3-8 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Hollins T. Pugh -1% 2% Lineout: RF
b8 3-8 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN G. Myers T. Pugh 1% 2% Walk; Stahoviak to 2B
Hipolito Pichardo replaces Tim Pugh pitching
Chip Hale pinch hits for Ron Coomer (RF) batting 7th
b8 3-8 2 12- 8,(3-2)  R MIN C. Hale H. Pichardo 3% 5% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Stahoviak Scores; Myers to 3B
b8 4-8 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Lawton H. Pichardo -3% 2% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-4, Twins' Scott Klingenbeck facing 2-3-4
Chip Hale moves from PH to RF
t9 8-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR T. Goodwin S. Klingenbeck 0% 2% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 8-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR K. Lockhart S. Klingenbeck -0% 2% Double to LF (Fly Ball)
t9 8-4 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Paquette S. Klingenbeck 0% 2% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
Eddie Guardado replaces Scott Klingenbeck pitching
t9 8-4 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Tucker E. Guardado 0% 2% Popfly: 1B (P's Left)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-8, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 9-1-2
b9 4-8 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN P. Meares H. Pichardo -2% 1% Flyball: RF
b9 4-8 1 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN C. Knoblauch H. Pichardo 2% 3% Double to CF (Line Drive)
b9 4-8 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R MIN R. Becker H. Pichardo 3% 6% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Knoblauch Scores
b9 5-8 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN P. Molitor H. Pichardo 10% 15% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep 1B); Becker to 3B
Jeff Montgomery replaces Hipolito Pichardo pitching
b9 5-8 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RR MIN S. Stahoviak J. Montgomery 16% 31% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Becker Scores; Molitor Scores
b9 7-8 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Hollins J. Montgomery -15% 16% Strikeout Swinging
b9 7-8 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN G. Myers J. Montgomery 3% 19% Walk
Denny Hocking pinch runs for Greg Myers (C) batting 6th
b9 7-8 2 12- 6,(3-2)  RR MIN C. Hale J. Montgomery 81% 100% Double to CF (Line Drive); Stahoviak Scores; Hocking Scores
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 9.

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