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@ANA
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2
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@BAL
2
10
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@MIN
9
5
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@SEA
6
11
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@TBD
10
4
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@TOR
5
0
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8
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@ATL
1
5
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@CHC
2
6
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@CIN
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@FLA
7
1
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@HOU
2
15
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@NYM
1
2
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@STL
13
5
Friday, April 3, 1998, 7:05
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 43,848, Time of Game: 3:15
Royals
9
2-2
 Won 1 
3rd, 1½ GB
at Twins
5
1-2
 Lost 1 
4th, 2 GB
W: Chris Haney (1-0)
L: Brad Radke (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  4  1   0  3  0    9 15  0
Twins           0  2  2   0  0  1   0  0  0    5 10  2

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Damon CF 5 3 3 0 1 2 6 .444 .474 .611 1.085 24 15 0.089 1.09 0.168 -0.079 0.5 2 0 2B,SB
Jose Offerman 2B 6 2 3 1 0 0 6 .353 .389 .471 .859 19 12 0.172 1.13 0.235 -0.063 1.3 2 3 2·2B
Hal Morris LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .167 .231 .167 .397 19 11 -0.014 1.33 0.094 -0.108 0.1 1 0
   Ernie Young PR-RF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .222 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jeff King 1B 5 1 1 3 0 1 5 .273 .333 .273 .606 13 9 0.036 1.37 0.166 -0.130 0.5 13 0 GDP
Terry Pendleton DH 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .231 .231 .385 .615 14 12 0.175 1.16 0.222 -0.047 1.4 2B
Dean Palmer 3B 5 1 4 2 0 1 5 .500 .500 .875 1.375 19 14 0.162 0.96 0.197 -0.035 2.0 0 5 HR,SB
Larry Sutton RF-LF 4 0 0 1 0 0 5 .182 .231 .273 .503 17 14 -0.008 1.16 0.051 -0.059 -0.6 1 0 SF
Mike Sweeney C 3 0 1 0 2 0 5 .143 .333 .143 .476 23 10 0.016 0.80 0.084 -0.068 0.9 7 0 SB
Felix Martinez SS 5 0 0 0 0 4 5 .000 .067 .000 .067 21 15 -0.161 1.12 0.000 -0.161 -2.2 1 5
Chris Haney P 0 0
   Scott Service P 0 0
   Matt Whisenant P 0 0
   Brian Bevil P 0 0
Team Totals 42 9 15 9 4 9 47 .357 .404 .524 .928 169 112 0.467 1.11 1.217 -0.750 3.9 27 13
2B: J Offerman 2 (2, 1 off G Swindell, 1 off B Radke); T Pendleton (2, off B Radke); J Damon (3, off G Swindell).
HR: D Palmer (2, off B Radke, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF Line).
SF: L Sutton (1, off B Radke).
TB: D Palmer 7; J Offerman 5; J Damon 4; T Pendleton 3; M Sweeney; J King; H Morris.
GIDP: J King (1).
RBI: J King 3 (3); T Pendleton 2 (2); D Palmer 2 (4); L Sutton (4); J Offerman (3).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 6 for 18.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Martinez-J Offerman-J King.
Baserunning
SB: M Sweeney (1, 2nd base off B Radke/T Steinbach); D Palmer (3, 2nd base off B Radke/T Steinbach); J Damon (3, 2nd base off F Rodriguez/T Steinbach).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Otis Nixon CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .077 .077 .077 .154 23 14 -0.119 0.89 0.000 -0.119 -1.3 2 0
Pat Meares SS 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .333 .333 .417 .750 16 10 0.057 0.83 0.111 -0.055 0.1 3 2 2B
Paul Molitor DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .273 .333 .545 .879 14 8 -0.126 1.30 0.018 -0.143 -0.8 GDP
Marty Cordova LF 3 2 1 1 1 1 4 .300 .417 .500 .917 22 11 0.016 1.34 0.118 -0.102 1.0 4 0 2B
Alex Ochoa RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .500 .500 .833 1.333 10 7 0.097 1.05 0.154 -0.057 1.2 4 0 2·2B
David Ortiz 1B 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .429 .429 .857 1.286 8 6 0.112 0.97 0.184 -0.071 1.0 5 0 HR
Ron Coomer 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .167 .167 .250 .417 7 7 0.008 0.86 0.073 -0.064 0.1 0 0
Terry Steinbach C 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .167 .375 .167 .542 19 10 0.018 0.66 0.047 -0.029 -0.1 9 0
Brent Gates 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .125 .222 .500 .722 16 10 -0.098 0.92 0.000 -0.098 -1.2 0 3
Brad Radke P 0 0
   Greg Swindell P 0 0
   Frankie Rodriguez P 0 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
   Todd Ritchie P 0 0
Team Totals 36 5 10 5 2 7 38 .278 .316 .472 .788 135 83 -0.035 0.98 0.705 -0.738 -0.1 27 5
2B: A Ochoa 2 (2, 1 off C Haney, 1 off S Service); M Cordova (2, off C Haney); P Meares (1, off S Service).
HR: D Ortiz (1, off C Haney, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
TB: D Ortiz 5; A Ochoa 4; P Meares 3; M Cordova 2; P Molitor; T Steinbach; R Coomer.
GIDP: P Molitor (1).
RBI: D Ortiz 2 (2); M Cordova (1); A Ochoa (1); R Coomer (1).
2-out RBI: D Ortiz.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Gates-P Meares-D Ortiz.
E: B Gates (1); R Coomer (1).

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
Chris Haney, W (1-0) 5.1 7 5 5 2 2 1 8.44 24 76 49 35 5 9 11 9 5 0 34 -0.189 0.86 -1.9
Scott Service, H (2) 1.2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 8 32 18 9 6 3 0 6 2 0 0 0 0.125 1.63 0.2
Matt Whisenant 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 8 5 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.075 0.88 1.2
Brian Bevil 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.50 3 19 11 3 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.023 0.28 0.6
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 2 7 1 5.00 38 135 83 49 17 17 14 15 7 0 34 1 0 0.034 0.98 0.1
S Service faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

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) 5 6 5 3 3 5 1 5.40 26 89 59 31 15 13 5 13 7 0 41 -0.246 1.30 -2.1
Greg Swindell 2 4 1 1 0 1 0 3.00 9 31 23 16 3 4 1 7 3 0 0 0 -0.009 1.09 0.1
Frankie Rodriguez 0.1 3 3 3 1 1 0 81.00 5 16 9 5 0 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 -0.212 1.47 -2.7
Eddie Guardado 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 16 11 8 2 1 1 2 1 0 2 1 -0.006 0.34 0.3
Todd Ritchie 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 4 17 10 6 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.005 0.12 0.6
Team Totals 9 15 9 7 4 9 1 7.00 47 169 112 66 23 23 8 26 14 0 41 2 1 -0.468 1.11 -3.9
Balks: None.
WP: T Ritchie (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Tschida, 1B - Brian O'Nora, 2B - Don Denkinger, 3B - Rick Reed.
Time of Game: 3:15.
Attendance: 43,848.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Johnny Damon CF 1 Otis Nixon CF
2 Jose Offerman 2B 2 Pat Meares SS
3 Hal Morris LF 3 Paul Molitor DH
4 Jeff King 1B 4 Marty Cordova LF
5 Terry Pendleton DH 5 Alex Ochoa RF
6 Dean Palmer 3B 6 David Ortiz 1B
7 Larry Sutton RF 7 Ron Coomer 3B
8 Mike Sweeney C 8 Terry Steinbach C
9 Felix Martinez SS 9 Brent Gates 2B
Chris Haney P Brad Radke P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 2-4 1 12- 1,(0-1)  R KCR T. Pendleton B. Radke 18% 49% Double to RF (Line Drive); Offerman Scores; King to 3B
b6 4-6 1 --- 1,(0-1)  R MIN D. Ortiz C. Haney -13% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t8 6-5 1 123 1,(0-1)  RR KCR J. King F. Rodriguez 12% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive); Damon Scores; Offerman Scores; Young to 3B
b2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  R MIN A. Ochoa C. Haney -11% 30% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Cordova Scores
t6 5-4 1 -2- 1,(0-1)  R KCR J. Offerman G. Swindell 11% 78% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Damon Scores

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 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR J. Damon B. Radke 3% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman B. Radke -3% 50% Foul Popfly: SS (3B Foul)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR H. Morris B. Radke -3% 47% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-1)  O KCR J. King B. Radke -2% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Chris Haney facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN O. Nixon C. Haney 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-1)  MIN P. Meares C. Haney -2% 45% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-2)  OO MIN P. Molitor C. Haney 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Brad Radke facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-1)  KCR T. Pendleton B. Radke 4% 54% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. Palmer B. Radke -4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR L. Sutton B. Radke 4% 54% Fielder's Choice 2B; Pendleton to 2B/Adv on E4
t2 0-0 1 12- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Sweeney B. Radke 6% 60% Walk; Pendleton to 3B; Sutton to 2B
t2 0-0 1 123 3,(0-2)  O KCR F. Martinez B. Radke -7% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 123 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Damon B. Radke -8% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Chris Haney facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN M. Cordova C. Haney -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  R MIN A. Ochoa C. Haney -11% 30% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Cordova Scores
b2 1-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz C. Haney 4% 33% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-0 1 -2- 1,(0-1)  R MIN R. Coomer C. Haney -7% 26% Single to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Ochoa Scores
b2 2-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  MIN T. Steinbach C. Haney -2% 24% Walk; Coomer to 2B
b2 2-0 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O MIN B. Gates C. Haney 3% 27% Strikeout Looking
b2 2-0 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O MIN O. Nixon C. Haney 3% 30% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Brad Radke facing 2-3-4
t3 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman B. Radke -3% 27% Flyball: LF
t3 0-2 1 --- 2,(1-1)  O KCR H. Morris B. Radke -2% 26% Lineout: 1B
t3 0-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. King B. Radke -1% 24% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Chris Haney facing 2-3-4
b3 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-1)  O MIN P. Meares C. Haney 2% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN P. Molitor C. Haney -2% 24% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b3 2-0 1 1-- 5,(3-2)  R MIN M. Cordova C. Haney -8% 16% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Molitor Scores
b3 3-0 1 -2- 2,(1-1)  O MIN A. Ochoa C. Haney 2% 18% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b3 3-0 2 -2- 1,(0-1)  R MIN D. Ortiz C. Haney -5% 13% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Cordova Scores
b3 4-0 2 1-- 2,(0-2)  O MIN R. Coomer C. Haney 1% 14% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 4.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Brad Radke facing 5-6-7
t4 0-4 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pendleton B. Radke -2% 12% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  R KCR D. Palmer B. Radke 6% 18% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t4 1-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR L. Sutton B. Radke -2% 16% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t4 1-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Sweeney B. Radke 1% 17% Walk
t4 1-4 2 1-- KCR F. Martinez B. Radke 1% 18% Sweeney Steals 2B
t4 1-4 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR F. Martinez B. Radke -3% 15% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Chris Haney facing 8-9-1
b4 4-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach C. Haney 1% 16% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 4-1 1 --- 1,(0-1)  O MIN B. Gates C. Haney 1% 17% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 4-1 2 --- 3,(2-1)  O MIN O. Nixon C. Haney 1% 18% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 4.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Brad Radke facing 1-2-3
t5 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-1)  KCR J. Damon B. Radke 4% 22% Single to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
t5 1-4 0 1-- 3,(1-2)  KCR J. Offerman B. Radke 11% 33% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Damon to 3B
t5 1-4 0 -23 1,(0-1)  O KCR H. Morris B. Radke -6% 26% Flyball: RF (Deep 2B-1B)
t5 1-4 1 -23 4,(2-2)  R KCR J. King B. Radke 5% 31% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Damon Scores
t5 2-4 1 12- 1,(0-1)  R KCR T. Pendleton B. Radke 18% 49% Double to RF (Line Drive); Offerman Scores; King to 3B
t5 3-4 1 -23 2,(1-1)  R KCR D. Palmer B. Radke 10% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); King Scores/unER; Pendleton to 3B
t5 4-4 1 1-3 1,(0-1)  RO KCR L. Sutton B. Radke 1% 60% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Pendleton Scores/unER
t5 5-4 2 1-- KCR M. Sweeney B. Radke 1% 61% Palmer Steals 2B
t5 5-4 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney B. Radke -4% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Chris Haney facing 2-3-4
b5 4-5 0 --- 3,(1-2)  O MIN P. Meares C. Haney 4% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 4-5 1 --- 2,(0-2)  O MIN P. Molitor C. Haney 3% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 4-5 2 --- 3,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cordova C. Haney 2% 65% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Twins' Greg Swindell facing 9-1-2
Greg Swindell replaces Brad Radke pitching
t6 5-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR F. Martinez G. Swindell -3% 62% Strikeout Swinging
t6 5-4 1 --- 2,(0-2)  KCR J. Damon G. Swindell 5% 67% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t6 5-4 1 -2- 1,(0-1)  R KCR J. Offerman G. Swindell 11% 78% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Damon Scores
t6 6-4 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  KCR H. Morris G. Swindell 4% 82% Single to 1B (Fly Ball to Deep 2B-1B); Offerman to 3B
t6 6-4 1 1-3 2,(0-2)  OO KCR J. King G. Swindell -10% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-6, Royals' Chris Haney facing 5-6-7
b6 4-6 0 --- 1,(0-1)  O MIN A. Ochoa C. Haney 4% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 4-6 1 --- 1,(0-1)  R MIN D. Ortiz C. Haney -13% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
Scott Service replaces Chris Haney pitching
b6 5-6 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN R. Coomer S. Service 3% 66% Strikeout Swinging
b6 5-6 2 --- 2,(1-1)  MIN T. Steinbach S. Service -2% 64% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS)
b6 5-6 2 1-- 4,(3-1)  O MIN B. Gates S. Service 4% 68% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-5, Twins' Greg Swindell facing 5-6-7
t7 6-5 0 --- 1,(0-1)  O KCR T. Pendleton G. Swindell -3% 65% Flyball: RF
t7 6-5 1 --- 3,(1-2)  KCR D. Palmer G. Swindell 3% 68% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t7 6-5 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O KCR L. Sutton G. Swindell -3% 65% Flyball: CF
t7 6-5 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney G. Swindell -3% 62% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-6, Royals' Scott Service facing 1-2-3
b7 5-6 0 --- 2,(0-2)  O MIN O. Nixon S. Service 5% 67% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
b7 5-6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN P. Meares S. Service -9% 58% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b7 5-6 1 -2- 3,(2-1)  O MIN P. Molitor S. Service 7% 65% Flyball: CF; Meares to 3B
b7 5-6 2 --3 8,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cordova S. Service 8% 73% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-5, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 9-1-2
Frankie Rodriguez replaces Greg Swindell pitching
t8 6-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR F. Martinez F. Rodriguez -3% 70% Strikeout Looking
t8 6-5 1 --- 1,(0-1)  KCR J. Damon F. Rodriguez 3% 73% Single to SS (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
t8 6-5 1 1-- KCR J. Offerman F. Rodriguez 2% 75% Damon Steals 2B
t8 6-5 1 -2- 4,(2-2)  KCR J. Offerman F. Rodriguez 2% 77% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Damon stays at 2B
t8 6-5 1 12- 6,(3-2)  KCR H. Morris F. Rodriguez 6% 82% Walk; Damon to 3B; Offerman to 2B
Ernie Young pinch runs for Hal Morris (LF) batting 3rd
t8 6-5 1 123 1,(0-1)  RR KCR J. King F. Rodriguez 12% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive); Damon Scores; Offerman Scores; Young to 3B
Eddie Guardado replaces Frankie Rodriguez pitching
t8 8-5 1 1-3 5,(1-2)  RO KCR T. Pendleton E. Guardado 1% 95% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Young Scores
t8 9-5 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  KCR D. Palmer E. Guardado 0% 96% Single to 3B (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Pendleton to 2B
t8 9-5 2 12- 3,(1-2)  O KCR L. Sutton E. Guardado -1% 95% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 9, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-9, Royals' Scott Service facing 5-6-7
Larry Sutton moves from RF to LF
Ernie Young moves from PR to RF
b8 5-9 0 --- 4,(2-2)  MIN A. Ochoa S. Service -4% 91% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
Matt Whisenant replaces Scott Service pitching
b8 5-9 0 -2- 2,(1-1)  O MIN D. Ortiz M. Whisenant 3% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 5-9 1 -2- 1,(0-1)  O MIN R. Coomer M. Whisenant 2% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B); Ochoa to 3B
b8 5-9 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach M. Whisenant 2% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Twins 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-5, Twins' Todd Ritchie facing 8-9-1
Todd Ritchie replaces Eddie Guardado pitching
t9 9-5 0 --- 1,(0-1)  KCR M. Sweeney T. Ritchie 0% 99% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
t9 9-5 0 1-- KCR F. Martinez T. Ritchie 0% 99% Wild Pitch; Sweeney to 2B
t9 9-5 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR F. Martinez T. Ritchie -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t9 9-5 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Damon T. Ritchie -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t9 9-5 2 -2- 4,(2-2)  O KCR J. Offerman T. Ritchie -0% 98% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-9, Royals' Brian Bevil facing 9-1-2
Brian Bevil replaces Matt Whisenant pitching
b9 5-9 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O MIN B. Gates B. Bevil 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b9 5-9 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN O. Nixon B. Bevil 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 5-9 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN P. Meares B. Bevil 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, Twins 5.

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