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CLE
@ANA
10
8
DET
@CHW
3
5
KCR
@MIN
12
2
NYY
@OAK
0
3
BOS
@SEA
7
8
 
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BAL
@TEX
3
9
MIL
@TOR
4
2
CHC
@ATL
0
4
CIN
@FLA
2
3
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@HOU
2
3
PIT
@LAD
3
6
COL
@MON
6
2
PHI
@SDP
3
2
NYM
@SFG
4
2
Sunday, April 6, 1997, 1:09
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 14,325, Time of Game: 2:40
Royals
12
2-3
 Won 1 
4th, 1½ GB
at Twins
2
4-2
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Glendon Rusch (1-0)
L: Brad Radke (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  0   3  3  0   0  2  3   12 15  1
Twins           2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  5  2

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tom Goodwin CF 5 0 1 0 0 2 .250 .668 15 12 -0.023 0.54 0.035 -0.058 -0.8 7 0
Jay Bell SS 4 2 2 1 1 1 .400 .979 21 12 -0.012 0.59 0.074 -0.086 0.6 2 4 GDP
Bip Roberts LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 .429 1.048 8 5 0.061 0.58 0.093 -0.032 1.1 1 0 2B
   Jermaine Dye PH-RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 .067 .192 2 2 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 0.6 0 0
Jeff King 1B 5 2 2 1 0 2 .167 .516 16 10 -0.010 0.57 0.043 -0.053 0.7 7 0 2B,SB
Craig Paquette 3B 5 2 2 1 0 1 .150 .450 14 9 0.093 0.61 0.130 -0.037 2.0 1 0 3B,2B
   Tim Spehr C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Scott Cooper DH 2 2 1 2 1 0 .333 1.067 16 11 -0.005 0.72 0.021 -0.026 0.7 2B,SF
   Joe Vitiello PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .812 6 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.6
Mike Sweeney C 4 1 2 4 0 0 .333 .968 8 6 0.294 0.75 0.316 -0.023 3.0 4 0 HR
   Shane Halter PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 7 5 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.3 0 0
Johnny Damon RF-LF 5 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 24 18 -0.026 0.28 0.010 -0.036 -1.0 4 0 CS
David Howard 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 .250 .750 20 16 0.019 0.47 0.049 -0.030 -0.1 0 2 2B
Glendon Rusch P 0 1
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
Team Totals 41 12 15 11 2 10 .366 .996 157 109 0.391 0.52 0.771 -0.381 7.0 27 7
2B: B Roberts (1, off B Radke); S Cooper (1, off G Olson); J King (2, off G Swindell); C Paquette (1, off G Olson); D Howard (1, off B Radke).
3B: C Paquette (1, off B Radke).
HR: M Sweeney (1, off B Radke; 4th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
SF: S Cooper (1, off B Radke).
TB: M Sweeney 5; C Paquette 5; B Roberts 3; J King 3; J Bell 2; S Cooper 2; D Howard 2; J Vitiello; J Dye; T Goodwin.
GIDP: J Bell (1).
RBI: M Sweeney 4 (4); S Cooper 2 (2); J King (4); J Bell (4); C Paquette (1); B Roberts (4); J Vitiello (2).
2-out RBI: M Sweeney 3.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 6 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Howard-J Bell-J King.
E: C Paquette (2).
Baserunning
SB: J King (2, 2nd base off B Radke/T Steinbach).
CS: J Damon (1, 2nd base by B Radke/T Steinbach).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chuck Knoblauch 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .227 .630 18 9 -0.038 0.37 0.001 -0.039 -0.4 3 4
Rich Becker CF 4 1 0 0 0 0 .261 .607 16 9 -0.004 0.57 0.033 -0.038 -0.4 1 0 SB
Paul Molitor 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .755 11 8 -0.053 0.70 0.000 -0.053 -0.7 6 0
   Denny Hocking 3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .933 4 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.4 0 0
Marty Cordova LF 3 1 1 1 0 0 .333 1.059 11 6 0.079 0.57 0.095 -0.016 0.8 1 0 2B
   Brent Brede LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.4 0 0
Terry Steinbach C 2 0 0 0 1 0 .235 .551 6 2 -0.034 0.87 0.008 -0.043 -0.4 7 2
   Greg Myers C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .667 3 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.3 3 0
Greg Colbrunn DH 3 0 1 1 0 1 .235 .752 15 10 0.068 0.84 0.096 -0.029 0.8 2B
   Todd Walker PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .300 .764 4 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.3
Matt Lawton RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .400 1.100 16 11 -0.060 0.68 0.000 -0.060 -0.9 1 0
Ron Coomer 3B-1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 .333 .733 7 6 0.013 0.50 0.031 -0.018 -0.1 2 1
Pat Meares SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .300 1.014 8 6 -0.078 0.56 0.000 -0.078 -1.2 2 0 GDP
Brad Radke P 1 1
   Todd Ritchie P 0 1
   Gregg Olson P 0 1
   Greg Swindell P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 5 2 1 5 .156 .401 120 76 -0.107 0.54 0.264 -0.374 -3.0 27 10
2B: M Cordova (3, off G Rusch); G Colbrunn (2, off G Rusch).
TB: G Colbrunn 2; M Cordova 2; D Hocking; C Knoblauch; R Coomer.
GIDP: P Meares (2).
RBI: G Colbrunn (4); M Cordova (4).
2-out RBI: M Cordova; G Colbrunn.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Knoblauch-P Molitor.
E: P Meares (1); R Coomer (1).
Baserunning
SB: R Becker (2, 2nd base off G Rusch/M Sweeney).

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
Glendon Rusch, W (1-0) 8 4 2 0 1 4 0 0.00 29 108 67 39 8 18 9 15 6 0 73 0.108 0.61 2.4
Jeff Montgomery 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 13.50 4 12 9 3 1 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.6
Team Totals 9 5 2 0 1 5 0 0.00 33 120 76 42 9 23 10 17 6 0 73 0 0 0.108 0.54 3.0

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
Brad Radke, L (0-1) 4.1 8 7 6 1 5 1 10.61 21 84 59 42 6 11 6 9 4 0 25 -0.388 0.92 -4.2
Todd Ritchie 2.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.59 10 21 15 10 1 4 4 4 1 0 1 1 0.011 0.23 1.1
Gregg Olson 1 3 2 2 0 2 0 19.29 6 21 16 6 3 7 2 2 1 0 0 0 -0.014 0.06 -1.4
Greg Swindell 1 3 3 3 1 1 0 20.25 7 32 19 12 3 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 -0.001 0.00 -2.4
Team Totals 9 15 12 11 2 10 1 11.00 44 158 109 70 13 26 15 17 8 0 25 1 1 -0.392 0.52 -7.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim McKean, 1B - Ted Hendry, 2B - John Hirschbeck, 3B - Brian O'Nora.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: 65° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Tom Goodwin CF 1 Chuck Knoblauch 2B
2 Jay Bell SS 2 Rich Becker CF
3 Bip Roberts LF 3 Paul Molitor 1B
4 Jeff King 1B 4 Marty Cordova LF
5 Craig Paquette 3B 5 Terry Steinbach C
6 Scott Cooper DH 6 Greg Colbrunn DH
7 Mike Sweeney C 7 Matt Lawton RF
8 Johnny Damon RF 8 Ron Coomer 3B
9 David Howard 2B 9 Pat Meares SS
Glendon Rusch P Brad Radke P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR KCR M. Sweeney B. Radke 31% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); King Scores; Cooper Scores
b1 1-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R MIN G. Colbrunn G. Rusch -10% 27% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Cordova Scores/unER; Steinbach to 3B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R MIN M. Cordova G. Rusch -10% 37% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Becker Scores/unER
t2 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR C. Paquette B. Radke 8% 40% Triple to CF (Line Drive)
t5 5-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  R KCR B. Roberts B. Radke 8% 91% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Bell Scores; Roberts to 3B

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' Brad Radke facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR T. Goodwin B. Radke 3% 53% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR J. Bell B. Radke -7% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR B. Roberts B. Radke 1% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. King B. Radke -2% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN C. Knoblauch G. Rusch 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN R. Becker G. Rusch -2% 45% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O MIN P. Molitor G. Rusch 3% 48% Lineout: SS (SS-2B)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Cordova G. Rusch -1% 47% Becker Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R MIN M. Cordova G. Rusch -10% 37% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Becker Scores/unER
b1 1-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN T. Steinbach G. Rusch -1% 36% Walk
b1 1-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R MIN G. Colbrunn G. Rusch -10% 27% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Cordova Scores/unER; Steinbach to 3B
b1 2-0 2 -23 7,(3-2)  O MIN M. Lawton G. Rusch 4% 31% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Brad Radke facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR C. Paquette B. Radke 8% 40% Triple to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-2 0 --3 1,(0-0)  RO KCR S. Cooper B. Radke -2% 38% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Paquette Scores
t2 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney B. Radke -2% 36% Popfly: 2B (SS-2B)
t2 1-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Damon B. Radke -1% 35% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 8-9-1
b2 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN R. Coomer G. Rusch -3% 32% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b2 2-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO MIN P. Meares G. Rusch 7% 38% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b2 2-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN C. Knoblauch G. Rusch 1% 39% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Brad Radke facing 9-1-2
t3 1-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR D. Howard B. Radke -3% 37% Groundout: 2B-P (Deep 2B-1B)
t3 1-2 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR T. Goodwin B. Radke -2% 35% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-2 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR J. Bell B. Radke -1% 33% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 2-3-4
b3 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN R. Becker G. Rusch 2% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN P. Molitor G. Rusch 2% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 2-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Cordova G. Rusch 1% 38% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Brad Radke facing 3-4-5
t4 1-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Roberts B. Radke -3% 35% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t4 1-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. King B. Radke 3% 39% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t4 1-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR C. Paquette B. Radke -4% 35% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR S. Cooper B. Radke 1% 36% King Steals 2B
t4 1-2 2 -2- 9,(3-2)  KCR S. Cooper B. Radke 1% 37% Walk
t4 1-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR KCR M. Sweeney B. Radke 31% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); King Scores; Cooper Scores
t4 4-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Damon B. Radke 1% 70% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball)
t4 4-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Howard B. Radke -2% 68% Damon Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 5-6-7
b4 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach G. Rusch 3% 71% Flyball: CF
b4 2-4 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN G. Colbrunn G. Rusch 2% 73% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-4 2 --- 8,(2-2)  O MIN M. Lawton G. Rusch 1% 74% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Twins' Brad Radke facing 9-1-2
t5 4-2 0 --- 11,(3-2)  KCR D. Howard B. Radke 5% 79% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t5 4-2 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Goodwin B. Radke -3% 76% Bunt Groundout: C-1B
t5 4-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R KCR J. Bell B. Radke 7% 83% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Howard Scores
t5 5-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  R KCR B. Roberts B. Radke 8% 91% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Bell Scores; Roberts to 3B
Todd Ritchie replaces Brad Radke pitching
t5 6-2 1 --3 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. King T. Ritchie -2% 88% Strikeout Looking
t5 6-2 2 --3 3,(2-0)  R KCR C. Paquette T. Ritchie 4% 92% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Roberts Scores/No RBI/unER
t5 7-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR S. Cooper T. Ritchie -1% 92% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-7, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 8-9-1
b5 2-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN R. Coomer G. Rusch 2% 93% Flyball: CF
b5 2-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Meares G. Rusch 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-7 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN C. Knoblauch G. Rusch 1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-2, Twins' Todd Ritchie facing 7-8-9
t6 7-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney T. Ritchie -0% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t6 7-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Damon T. Ritchie -0% 94% Strikeout Looking
t6 7-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Howard T. Ritchie -0% 94% Popfly: 2B (Deep 1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-7, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 2-3-4
b6 2-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN R. Becker G. Rusch 1% 95% Flyball: CF
b6 2-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN P. Molitor G. Rusch 1% 96% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b6 2-7 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN M. Cordova G. Rusch 0% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-2, Twins' Todd Ritchie facing 1-2-3
t7 7-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR T. Goodwin T. Ritchie -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 7-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Bell T. Ritchie 0% 96% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t7 7-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Roberts T. Ritchie -0% 96% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left); Bell to 2B
t7 7-2 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. King T. Ritchie -1% 96% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-7, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 5-6-7
b7 2-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach G. Rusch 1% 97% Lineout: 3B
b7 2-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN G. Colbrunn G. Rusch 1% 98% Flyball: CF
b7 2-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Lawton G. Rusch 0% 98% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-2, Twins' Gregg Olson facing 5-6-7
Gregg Olson replaces Todd Ritchie pitching
Greg Myers replaces Terry Steinbach playing C batting 5th
t8 7-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR C. Paquette G. Olson 1% 99% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t8 7-2 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  R KCR S. Cooper G. Olson 1% 99% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep 1B); Paquette Scores
t8 8-2 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  R KCR M. Sweeney G. Olson 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Cooper Scores
t8 9-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Damon G. Olson -0% 100% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (P's Left)
t8 9-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. Howard G. Olson -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t8 9-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Goodwin G. Olson -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-9, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 8-9-1
b8 2-9 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN R. Coomer G. Rusch 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b8 2-9 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN P. Meares G. Rusch 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b8 2-9 2 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN C. Knoblauch G. Rusch -0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
b8 2-9 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN R. Becker G. Rusch 0% 100% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Twins 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-2, Twins' Greg Swindell facing 2-3-4
Greg Swindell replaces Gregg Olson pitching
Ron Coomer moves from 3B to 1B
Denny Hocking replaces Paul Molitor (1B) playing 3B batting 3rd
Brent Brede replaces Marty Cordova playing LF batting 4th
t9 9-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Bell G. Swindell 0% 100% Walk
Jermaine Dye pinch hits for Bip Roberts (LF) batting 3rd
t9 9-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Dye G. Swindell 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Bell to 2B
t9 9-2 0 12- 2,(1-0)  R KCR J. King G. Swindell 0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive); Bell Scores; Dye to 3B
t9 10-2 0 -23 3,(1-1)  RO KCR C. Paquette G. Swindell 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B); Dye Scores; King to 3B
Joe Vitiello pinch hits for Scott Cooper (DH) batting 6th
t9 11-2 1 --3 6,(3-2)  R KCR J. Vitiello G. Swindell 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); King Scores
Shane Halter pinch hits for Mike Sweeney (C) batting 7th
t9 12-2 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O KCR S. Halter G. Swindell 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 12-2 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O KCR J. Damon G. Swindell 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 12, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-12, Royals' Jeff Montgomery facing 3-4-5
Jeff Montgomery replaces Glendon Rusch pitching
Tim Spehr replaces Craig Paquette (3B) playing C batting 5th
Shane Halter moves from PH to 3B
Johnny Damon moves from RF to LF
Jermaine Dye moves from PH to RF
b9 2-12 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN D. Hocking J. Montgomery -0% 100% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b9 2-12 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN B. Brede J. Montgomery 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
b9 2-12 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN G. Myers J. Montgomery 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
Todd Walker pinch hits for Greg Colbrunn (DH) batting 6th
b9 2-12 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Walker J. Montgomery 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 12, Twins 2.

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