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Standings
CLE
@ANA
11
0
DET
@BAL
1
2
KCR
@MIN
3
2
 
(10)
NYY
@OAK
3
7
BOS
@SEA
6
12
CHW
@TBD
2
8
TEX
@TOR
2
9
SFG
@ARI
5
3
PHI
@ATL
4
5
MON
@CHC
1
3
LAD
@CIN
1
3
MIL
@FLA
6
2
COL
@HOU
5
3
PIT
@NYM
6
7
 
(13)
SDP
@STL
6
8
Saturday, April 4, 1998, 7:04
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 18,589, Time of Game: 2:57
Royals
3
3-2
 Won 2 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Twins
2
1-3
 Lost 2 
4th, 3 GB
W: Brian Bevil (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  1   0  0  0   1    3 13  2
Twins           0  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0    2  4  0

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 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .364 .417 .500 .917 20 13 -0.226 1.66 0.022 -0.248 -1.4 2 0 CS
Jose Offerman 2B 5 1 3 0 0 1 5 .409 .435 .591 1.026 22 15 0.281 1.28 0.364 -0.083 0.8 0 4 3B
Hal Morris LF 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .235 .278 .353 .631 13 9 0.032 1.28 0.115 -0.083 0.4 2 0 3B
   Ernie Young PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .222 0.024 1.09 0.024 0.000 0.2 0 0 SB
Jeff King 1B 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .313 .353 .500 .853 14 9 0.069 1.37 0.192 -0.123 0.7 13 0 HR
Terry Pendleton DH 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .278 .278 .389 .667 17 13 -0.050 1.19 0.079 -0.130 -0.4
Dean Palmer 3B 5 0 3 0 0 0 5 .524 .524 .952 1.476 16 10 0.261 1.61 0.387 -0.126 1.4 0 3 3·2B,GDP
Larry Sutton RF-LF 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .143 .176 .214 .391 14 9 -0.280 1.60 0.000 -0.280 -1.7 1 0 SF
Mike Sweeney C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .091 .231 .091 .322 11 8 -0.241 1.92 0.000 -0.241 -1.8 8 1
Felix Martinez SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .059 .000 .059 7 5 -0.102 1.69 0.000 -0.102 -1.0 2 2
   Joe Vitiello PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 4 3 -0.031 1.18 0.000 -0.031 -0.2
   Shane Halter SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 1 0.051 2.42 0.051 0.000 0.2 2 2
Hipolito Pichardo P 0 0
   Brian Bevil P 0 0
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
Team Totals 40 3 13 3 1 6 42 .325 .333 .575 .908 139 95 -0.212 1.49 1.234 -1.447 -2.7 30 12
2B: D Palmer 3 (3, 2 off M Morgan, 1 off M Trombley).
3B: H Morris (1, off M Morgan); J Offerman (1, off E Guardado).
HR: J King (1, off M Morgan, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SF: L Sutton (2, off M Morgan).
TB: D Palmer 6; J Offerman 5; J King 5; H Morris 4; T Pendleton 2; S Halter.
GIDP: D Palmer (1).
RBI: L Sutton (5); J King (4); H Morris (1).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Halter-J King.
E: J Offerman (1); L Sutton (1).
Baserunning
SB: E Young (1, 2nd base off R Aguilera/J Valentin).
CS: J Damon (1, 2nd base by M Morgan/J Valentin).
Pickoffs: J Offerman (1st base by M Morgan).

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 3 0 0 0 2 1 5 .063 .167 .063 .229 18 7 0.049 1.71 0.169 -0.120 -0.6 4 0
Brent Gates 3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .077 .143 .308 .451 17 12 -0.246 1.95 0.000 -0.246 -1.7 2 0
Paul Molitor DH 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .188 .235 .375 .610 14 12 -0.340 1.83 0.000 -0.340 -1.6 GDP
David Ortiz 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .364 .364 .636 1.000 12 8 -0.061 0.80 0.013 -0.074 -0.5 6 3
Marty Cordova LF 2 1 0 0 2 2 4 .250 .438 .417 .854 19 8 0.027 0.80 0.061 -0.034 0.2 3 0
Matt Lawton RF 4 1 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .182 .000 .182 11 9 -0.012 1.36 0.099 -0.112 0.3 1 0
Pat Meares SS 3 0 0 1 0 2 4 .267 .250 .333 .583 14 10 -0.103 1.32 0.002 -0.105 -0.7 3 3 SF
Todd Walker 2B 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .333 .429 .500 .929 13 7 0.002 1.06 0.070 -0.068 0.5 2 1 2B
Javier Valentin C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .286 .375 .286 .661 13 8 -0.027 1.26 0.053 -0.080 0.4 6 1
Mike Morgan P 2 2
   Mike Trombley P 1 1
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
   Rick Aguilera P 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 4 2 5 9 39 .121 .231 .152 .382 131 81 -0.711 1.38 0.467 -1.179 -3.7 30 11
2B: T Walker (1, off H Pichardo).
SF: P Meares (1, off H Pichardo).
TB: T Walker 3; D Ortiz; J Valentin.
GIDP: P Molitor (2).
RBI: T Walker (1); P Meares (1).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Walker-P Meares-D Ortiz.

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
Hipolito Pichardo 7 4 2 0 3 6 0 0.00 29 95 59 37 7 15 14 6 2 0 68 0.221 0.96 2.0
Brian Bevil, W (1-0) 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 2.25 7 25 15 9 2 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.266 1.71 1.1
Jeff Montgomery, S (2) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 13.50 3 11 7 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.224 4.63 0.6
Team Totals 10 4 2 0 5 9 0 0.00 39 131 81 49 11 21 16 9 2 0 68 0 0 0.711 1.38 3.7

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
Mike Morgan 7 8 2 2 1 4 1 2.57 28 95 62 34 8 20 6 17 7 0 56 0.221 1.14 2.0
Mike Trombley 1.2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 8 22 18 11 2 5 4 3 1 0 0 0 0.145 2.43 0.7
Eddie Guardado, L (1-1) 0.1 1 1 1 0 1 0 6.75 3 16 12 9 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 -0.227 3.06 -0.9
Rick Aguilera 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 8 4 3 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0.073 1.05 1.0
Team Totals 10 13 3 3 1 6 1 2.70 42 141 96 57 12 27 13 22 10 0 56 3 0 0.212 1.49 2.7
E Guardado faced 2 batters in the 10th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: M Morgan (1; J Offerman, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian O'Nora, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Rick Reed, 3B - Tim Tschida.
Time of Game: 2:57.
Attendance: 18,589.
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 Brent Gates 3B
3 Hal Morris LF 3 Paul Molitor DH
4 Jeff King 1B 4 David Ortiz 1B
5 Terry Pendleton DH 5 Marty Cordova LF
6 Dean Palmer 3B 6 Matt Lawton RF
7 Larry Sutton RF 7 Pat Meares SS
8 Mike Sweeney C 8 Todd Walker 2B
9 Felix Martinez SS 9 Javier Valentin C
Hipolito Pichardo P Mike Morgan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t10 2-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR J. Offerman E. Guardado 27% 77% Triple to LF (Line Drive)
b10 2-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO MIN P. Molitor J. Montgomery 23% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t9 2-2 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR L. Sutton M. Trombley -17% 50% Fielder's Choice P; Palmer out at 3B/P-3B
t9 2-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR D. Palmer M. Trombley 17% 67% Double to RF (Line Drive)
t6 1-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R KCR J. King M. Morgan 15% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)

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' Mike Morgan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Damon M. Morgan -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. Offerman M. Morgan 2% 50% Single to SS (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(2-1)  O KCR H. Morris M. Morgan -4% 46% Offerman Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR H. Morris M. Morgan 2% 49% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. King M. Morgan -4% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN O. Nixon H. Pichardo -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Gates H. Pichardo 3% 45% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  O MIN P. Molitor H. Pichardo 3% 48% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz H. Pichardo 2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Mike Morgan facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR T. Pendleton M. Morgan 4% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR D. Palmer M. Morgan 10% 64% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Pendleton to 3B
t2 0-0 0 -23 1,(0-0)  O KCR L. Sutton M. Morgan -5% 59% Popfly: SS
t2 0-0 1 -23 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney M. Morgan -8% 51% Lineout: 2B
t2 0-0 2 -23 6,(2-2)  O KCR F. Martinez M. Morgan -6% 45% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Cordova H. Pichardo -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Lawton H. Pichardo -10% 31% Reached on E4 (throw) (Ground Ball); Cordova to 3B; Lawton to 2B
b2 0-0 0 -23 2,(1-1)  RO MIN P. Meares H. Pichardo -0% 31% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Cordova Scores/unER; Lawton to 3B
b2 1-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R MIN T. Walker H. Pichardo -5% 26% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Lawton Scores/unER
b2 2-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Valentin H. Pichardo -4% 22% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Walker to 3B/Adv on E9
b2 2-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O MIN O. Nixon H. Pichardo 5% 26% Strikeout Looking
b2 2-0 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  O MIN B. Gates H. Pichardo 4% 30% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Mike Morgan facing 1-2-3
t3 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Damon M. Morgan -3% 27% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t3 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman M. Morgan -2% 26% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR H. Morris M. Morgan 1% 27% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t3 0-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. King M. Morgan -3% 24% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 3-4-5
b3 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Molitor H. Pichardo 2% 26% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Ortiz H. Pichardo 1% 27% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b3 2-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN M. Cordova H. Pichardo 1% 28% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Mike Morgan facing 5-6-7
t4 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR T. Pendleton M. Morgan 4% 33% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t4 0-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR D. Palmer M. Morgan 12% 44% Double to LF (Line Drive); Pendleton to 3B
t4 0-2 0 -23 3,(1-2)  RO KCR L. Sutton M. Morgan -4% 40% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Pendleton Scores
t4 1-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney M. Morgan -4% 36% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR F. Martinez M. Morgan -4% 32% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 6-7-8
b4 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Lawton H. Pichardo 2% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN P. Meares H. Pichardo 2% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN T. Walker H. Pichardo -2% 34% Double to LF (Fly Ball)
b4 2-1 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Valentin H. Pichardo -1% 33% Walk
b4 2-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN O. Nixon H. Pichardo 4% 37% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Mike Morgan facing 1-2-3
t5 1-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Damon M. Morgan -3% 34% Flyball: CF
t5 1-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Offerman M. Morgan -2% 31% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
t5 1-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR H. Morris M. Morgan -2% 30% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 2-3-4
b5 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN B. Gates H. Pichardo 2% 32% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b5 2-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN P. Molitor H. Pichardo 2% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b5 2-1 2 --- 3,(2-0)  MIN D. Ortiz H. Pichardo -1% 33% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b5 2-1 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cordova H. Pichardo 2% 35% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Mike Morgan facing 4-5-6
t6 1-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R KCR J. King M. Morgan 15% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t6 2-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Pendleton M. Morgan -4% 46% Strikeout Looking
t6 2-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. Palmer M. Morgan -3% 44% Flyball: CF
t6 2-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR L. Sutton M. Morgan -2% 42% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 6-7-8
b6 2-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN M. Lawton H. Pichardo 3% 46% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN P. Meares H. Pichardo 3% 48% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  O MIN T. Walker H. Pichardo 2% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Twins' Mike Morgan facing 8-9-1
t7 2-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney M. Morgan -4% 46% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
Joe Vitiello pinch hits for Felix Martinez (SS) batting 9th
t7 2-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Vitiello M. Morgan -3% 43% Flyball: CF
t7 2-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Damon M. Morgan 2% 45% Walk
t7 2-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Offerman M. Morgan -4% 41% Damon Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 9-1-2
Shane Halter replaces Joe Vitiello (PH) playing SS batting 9th
b7 2-2 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O MIN J. Valentin H. Pichardo 4% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b7 2-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN O. Nixon H. Pichardo 3% 48% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b7 2-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Gates H. Pichardo 2% 50% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Twins' Mike Trombley facing 2-3-4
Mike Trombley replaces Mike Morgan pitching
t8 2-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Offerman M. Trombley 7% 57% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t8 2-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR H. Morris M. Trombley -7% 50% Flyball: RF
t8 2-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. King M. Trombley -6% 44% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR T. Pendleton M. Trombley -5% 38% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Brian Bevil facing 3-4-5
Brian Bevil replaces Hipolito Pichardo pitching
b8 2-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN P. Molitor B. Bevil 5% 43% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b8 2-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN D. Ortiz B. Bevil 4% 47% Popfly: SS (SS-3B Hole)
b8 2-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN M. Cordova B. Bevil -2% 45% Walk
b8 2-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN M. Lawton B. Bevil 5% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Twins' Mike Trombley facing 6-7-8
t9 2-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR D. Palmer M. Trombley 17% 67% Double to RF (Line Drive)
t9 2-2 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR L. Sutton M. Trombley -17% 50% Fielder's Choice P; Palmer out at 3B/P-3B
t9 2-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney M. Trombley -8% 42% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t9 2-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR S. Halter M. Trombley 5% 47% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Sutton to 2B
Eddie Guardado replaces Mike Trombley pitching
t9 2-2 2 12- 5,(0-2)  O KCR J. Damon E. Guardado -12% 35% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Brian Bevil facing 7-8-9
b9 2-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Meares B. Bevil 6% 41% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Walker B. Bevil 5% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Valentin B. Bevil 4% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 2.
Top of the 10th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Twins' Eddie Guardado facing 2-3-4
t10 2-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR J. Offerman E. Guardado 27% 77% Triple to LF (Line Drive)
t10 2-2 0 --3 3,(1-1)  R KCR H. Morris E. Guardado 8% 85% Fielder's Choice 2B; Offerman Scores
Rick Aguilera replaces Eddie Guardado pitching
Ernie Young pinch runs for Hal Morris (LF) batting 3rd
t10 3-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. King R. Aguilera 2% 87% Young Steals 2B
t10 3-2 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. King R. Aguilera 4% 92% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Young to 3B
t10 3-2 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  O KCR T. Pendleton R. Aguilera -4% 88% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
t10 3-2 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  OO KCR D. Palmer R. Aguilera -10% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 10th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Jeff Montgomery facing 1-2-3
Jeff Montgomery replaces Brian Bevil pitching
Larry Sutton moves from RF to LF
Ernie Young moves from PR to RF
b10 2-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN O. Nixon J. Montgomery -14% 64% Walk
b10 2-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN B. Gates J. Montgomery 13% 77% Popfly: LF (Deep SS)
b10 2-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO MIN P. Molitor J. Montgomery 23% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 2.

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