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Standings
CLE
@ANA
4
5
DET
@BAL
0
4
KCR
@MIN
12
4
NYY
@OAK
10
4
NYY
@OAK
10
5
BOS
@SEA
2
1
CHW
@TBD
8
6
TOR
@TEX
9
11
CIN
@ATL
2
4
ARI
@CHC
0
2
HOU
@FLA
9
5
STL
@MIL
2
1
LAD
@MON
4
5
 
(10)
SFG
@NYM
6
7
 
(10)
COL
@PIT
5
13
PHI
@SDP
1
3
Tuesday, August 4, 1998, 7:07
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 11,014, Time of Game: 3:05
Royals
12
50-61
 Won 1 
3rd, 11½ GB
at Twins
4
51-59
 Lost 3 
2nd, 10 GB
L: Eric Milton (6-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          2  0  6   0  0  1   0  3  0   12 16  1
Twins           1  0  0   0  1  0   0  2  0    4 10  1

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 RF 6 2 2 0 0 0 6 .270 .333 .421 .754 15 12 0.084 0.35 0.093 -0.009 0.4 1 0 2B
Jermaine Allensworth CF 5 3 2 0 1 1 6 .289 .360 .396 .756 25 16 0.111 0.48 0.118 -0.006 0.7 4 0 2B
Jose Offerman 2B 4 1 2 2 1 0 5 .305 .400 .425 .825 17 10 0.177 0.69 0.180 -0.004 2.3 2 1 SB
   Luis Rivera PR-2B 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .259 .317 .293 .611 5 3 0.001 0.02 0.001 0.000 0.1 0 0
Dean Palmer DH 3 1 1 2 1 0 5 .283 .333 .535 .868 20 11 -0.003 0.51 0.008 -0.010 0.4 2B,SF
Jeff King 1B 5 2 2 3 0 0 5 .271 .330 .456 .785 18 13 0.030 0.48 0.081 -0.051 1.5 8 2 2B
   Sal Fasano 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .296 .317 .612 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 4 0
Scott Leius 3B 5 0 2 1 0 2 5 .375 .444 .375 .819 23 18 -0.044 0.35 0.002 -0.046 0.3 2 6
Hal Morris LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .319 .354 .412 .766 19 12 -0.010 0.34 0.014 -0.024 -0.0 0 0 2B
   Larry Sutton LF 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .242 .303 .343 .646 3 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.3 1 0
Mike Sweeney C 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .269 .321 .418 .739 20 16 0.067 0.32 0.087 -0.020 1.4 3 0 2B
Mendy Lopez SS 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .276 .319 .345 .664 28 17 0.011 0.17 0.024 -0.013 0.1 0 5
Hipolito Pichardo P 2 0
   Ricky Bones P 0 0
Team Totals 43 12 16 12 4 7 48 .372 .417 .512 .928 193 130 0.424 0.39 0.608 -0.183 6.9 27 14
2B: J Damon (18, off E Milton); M Sweeney (9, off E Milton); D Palmer (18, off T Baptist); H Morris (24, off T Baptist); J Allensworth (17, off T Baptist); J King (13, off T Miller).
SF: D Palmer (8, off T Baptist).
TB: M Sweeney 3; J Allensworth 3; J Damon 3; H Morris 3; J King 3; S Leius 2; D Palmer 2; J Offerman 2; M Lopez.
RBI: J King 3 (75); M Sweeney 2 (21); J Offerman 2 (47); D Palmer 2 (77); L Sutton (33); M Lopez (7); S Leius (1).
2-out RBI: M Sweeney 2; M Lopez.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 8 for 20.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Leius-S Fasano.
E: J Offerman (13).
Baserunning
SB: J Offerman (29, 3rd base off E Milton/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 3 2 2 0 0 0 3 .269 .335 .312 .647 12 7 0.115 0.51 0.115 0.000 2.0 2 0 3B,SB
   Chris Latham CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125 .222 .125 .347 7 4 -0.005 0.10 0.000 -0.005 -0.5 1 0
Matt Lawton RF 3 0 0 1 1 0 5 .277 .379 .476 .855 21 11 -0.044 0.45 0.000 -0.045 -0.7 2 0 SF
Paul Molitor DH 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .262 .322 .346 .668 7 5 0.025 0.38 0.040 -0.016 0.1 2B,SF
   Brent Gates PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .243 .316 .306 .622 2 1 0.001 0.02 0.001 0.000 0.4
David Ortiz 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .263 .372 .467 .839 14 10 -0.045 0.34 0.000 -0.045 -2.0 10 0 GDP
Ron Coomer 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .273 .299 .414 .712 10 7 -0.034 0.41 0.012 -0.046 0.1 0 3
Todd Walker 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .354 .403 .522 .924 15 8 -0.023 0.40 0.013 -0.036 0.7 1 1 2·2B
Marty Cordova LF 4 0 0 1 0 2 4 .257 .328 .389 .717 20 15 -0.039 0.36 0.000 -0.039 -1.0 1 0
Terry Steinbach C 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 .254 .335 .429 .764 14 5 0.024 0.31 0.024 0.000 0.5 4 0
   Javier Valentin C 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .239 .269 .372 .641 2 2 0.001 0.02 0.001 0.000 0.9 4 0
Pat Meares SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .255 .294 .371 .665 11 6 -0.050 0.58 0.000 -0.050 -1.3 0 2
   Denny Hocking SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .218 .286 .277 .563 1 1 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.3 2 0
Eric Milton P 0 1
   Travis Baptist P 0 0
   Hector Carrasco P 0 0
   Travis Miller P 0 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 10 4 3 3 40 .286 .325 .429 .754 136 82 -0.075 0.37 0.206 -0.283 -1.1 27 7
2B: P Molitor (20, off H Pichardo); T Walker 2 (28, 2 off H Pichardo).
3B: O Nixon (3, off H Pichardo).
SF: M Lawton (3, off H Pichardo); P Molitor (9, off H Pichardo).
TB: T Walker 4; O Nixon 4; R Coomer 2; P Molitor 2; B Gates; J Valentin; T Steinbach.
GIDP: D Ortiz (6).
RBI: M Cordova (49); J Valentin (15); M Lawton (56); P Molitor (45).
2-out RBI: J Valentin.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
E: D Ortiz (3).
Baserunning
SB: O Nixon (26, 2nd base off H Pichardo/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
Hipolito Pichardo, W (6-8) 7.1 8 4 3 2 3 0 5.27 33 120 74 49 5 20 17 11 3 0 49 0.074 0.45 1.1
Ricky Bones 1.2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.54 7 16 8 6 0 2 3 3 2 0 2 2 0.002 0.03 0.1
Team Totals 9 10 4 3 3 3 0 3.00 40 136 82 55 5 22 20 14 5 0 49 2 2 0.076 0.37 1.1

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
Eric Milton, L (6-8) 2.2 8 8 8 1 2 0 5.11 17 73 48 31 6 11 6 8 3 0 11 -0.406 0.98 -5.7
Travis Baptist 3.1 4 1 1 1 1 0 6.23 15 52 37 23 1 13 5 8 1 0 1 1 -0.016 0.10 0.1
Hector Carrasco 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 4.83 6 21 15 9 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.06 0.6
Travis Miller 1 2 3 3 2 0 0 9.64 7 37 22 13 1 8 2 3 1 0 0 0 -0.004 0.01 -2.4
Eddie Guardado 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.32 3 10 8 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.6
Team Totals 9 16 12 12 4 7 0 12.00 48 193 130 78 12 40 17 20 5 0 11 1 1 -0.423 0.39 -6.9
Balks: None.
WP: H Pichardo (2); T Miller (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Larry McCoy, 2B - Chuck Meriwether, 3B - Mike Everitt.
Time of Game: 3:05.
Attendance: 11,014.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Johnny Damon RF 1 Otis Nixon CF
2 Jermaine Allenswor CF 2 Matt Lawton RF
3 Jose Offerman 2B 3 Paul Molitor DH
4 Dean Palmer DH 4 David Ortiz 1B
5 Jeff King 1B 5 Ron Coomer 3B
6 Scott Leius 3B 6 Todd Walker 2B
7 Hal Morris LF 7 Marty Cordova LF
8 Mike Sweeney C 8 Terry Steinbach C
9 Mendy Lopez SS 9 Pat Meares SS
Hipolito Pichardo P Eric Milton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR J. Offerman E. Milton 11% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Damon Scores; Allensworth to 3B
t3 5-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RR KCR M. Sweeney E. Milton 9% 93% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line); King Scores; Morris Scores; Sweeney to 3B/Adv on throw
b1 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN O. Nixon H. Pichardo -8% 55% Triple to CF (Fly Ball)
t3 3-1 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RR KCR J. King E. Milton 8% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive); Allensworth Scores; Offerman Scores
t3 2-1 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. Allensworth E. Milton 6% 72% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Damon 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' Eric Milton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR J. Damon E. Milton 3% 53% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Allensworth E. Milton 5% 59% Walk; Damon to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR J. Offerman E. Milton 11% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Damon Scores; Allensworth to 3B
t1 1-0 0 1-3 5,(1-2)  RO KCR D. Palmer E. Milton -1% 69% Groundout: SS-1B; Allensworth Scores; Offerman to 2B
t1 2-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. King E. Milton 2% 71% Offerman Steals 3B
t1 2-0 1 --3 6,(1-2)  O KCR J. King E. Milton -5% 66% Foul Popfly: C
t1 2-0 2 --3 7,(2-2)  O KCR S. Leius E. Milton -3% 63% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN O. Nixon H. Pichardo -8% 55% Triple to CF (Fly Ball)
b1 0-2 0 --3 3,(1-1)  RO MIN M. Lawton H. Pichardo 2% 57% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Nixon Scores
b1 1-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN P. Molitor H. Pichardo -4% 53% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b1 1-2 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Ortiz H. Pichardo 3% 56% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole); Molitor to 3B
b1 1-2 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O MIN R. Coomer H. Pichardo 4% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Eric Milton facing 7-8-9
t2 2-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR H. Morris E. Milton -2% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 2-1 1 --- 7,(1-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney E. Milton -2% 56% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t2 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Lopez E. Milton -1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 6-7-8
b2 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN T. Walker H. Pichardo 3% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Cordova H. Pichardo 2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN T. Steinbach H. Pichardo -1% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 1-2 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O MIN P. Meares H. Pichardo 3% 60% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Eric Milton facing 1-2-3
t3 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Damon E. Milton 6% 66% Double to 1B (Ground Ball)
t3 2-1 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. Allensworth E. Milton 6% 72% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Damon to 3B
t3 2-1 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  R KCR J. Offerman E. Milton 5% 77% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Damon Scores; Allensworth to 2B
t3 3-1 0 12- 4,(3-0)  O KCR D. Palmer E. Milton -0% 77% Flyball: RF; Allensworth to 3B; Offerman to 2B
t3 3-1 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RR KCR J. King E. Milton 8% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive); Allensworth Scores; Offerman Scores
t3 5-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR S. Leius E. Milton -1% 83% Strikeout Looking
t3 5-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR H. Morris E. Milton 1% 84% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); King to 2B
t3 5-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RR KCR M. Sweeney E. Milton 9% 93% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line); King Scores; Morris Scores; Sweeney to 3B/Adv on throw
Travis Baptist replaces Eric Milton pitching
t3 7-1 2 --3 5,(2-2)  R KCR M. Lopez T. Baptist 2% 95% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Sweeney Scores
t3 8-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Damon T. Baptist -0% 94% Lineout: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
6 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 1-8, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 1-2-3
b3 1-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN O. Nixon H. Pichardo -2% 93% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 1-8 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN M. Lawton H. Pichardo 1% 94% Flyball: CF
b3 1-8 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN P. Molitor H. Pichardo 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
b3 1-8 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Ortiz H. Pichardo 1% 96% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-1, Twins' Travis Baptist facing 2-3-4
t4 8-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Allensworth T. Baptist -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t4 8-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Offerman T. Baptist -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t4 8-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. Palmer T. Baptist 0% 96% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t4 8-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. King T. Baptist -0% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-8, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 5-6-7
b4 1-8 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN R. Coomer H. Pichardo 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b4 1-8 1 --- 3,(2-0)  MIN T. Walker H. Pichardo -1% 95% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b4 1-8 1 -2- 12,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cordova H. Pichardo 1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-8 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  MIN T. Steinbach H. Pichardo -0% 96% Walk
b4 1-8 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Meares H. Pichardo 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-1, Twins' Travis Baptist facing 6-7-8
t5 8-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR S. Leius T. Baptist -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 8-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR H. Morris T. Baptist 0% 97% Double to 3B (Ground Ball)
t5 8-1 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney T. Baptist -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t5 8-1 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  KCR M. Lopez T. Baptist 0% 97% Walk
t5 8-1 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Damon T. Baptist -0% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-8, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 1-2-3
b5 1-8 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN O. Nixon H. Pichardo -1% 96% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b5 1-8 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN M. Lawton H. Pichardo -0% 95% Nixon Steals 2B
b5 1-8 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Lawton H. Pichardo 1% 96% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B); Nixon to 3B
b5 1-8 1 --3 1,(0-0)  RO MIN P. Molitor H. Pichardo 0% 96% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Nixon Scores/unER
b5 2-8 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz H. Pichardo 0% 97% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-2, Twins' Travis Baptist facing 2-3-4
t6 8-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR J. Allensworth T. Baptist 1% 98% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t6 8-2 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Offerman T. Baptist -0% 97% Flyball: CF; Allensworth to 3B
t6 8-2 1 --3 3,(1-1)  RO KCR D. Palmer T. Baptist 0% 98% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Allensworth Scores
t6 9-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. King T. Baptist -0% 98% Popfly: 2B (SS-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-9, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 5-6-7
b6 2-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN R. Coomer H. Pichardo -1% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 2-9 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN T. Walker H. Pichardo 1% 98% Popfly: CF
b6 2-9 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN M. Cordova H. Pichardo 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-9 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN T. Steinbach H. Pichardo -1% 98% Walk, Wild Pitch; Coomer to 3B
b6 2-9 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O MIN P. Meares H. Pichardo 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 9, Twins 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-2, Twins' Hector Carrasco facing 6-7-8
Hector Carrasco replaces Travis Baptist pitching
Javier Valentin replaces Terry Steinbach playing C batting 8th
Denny Hocking replaces Pat Meares playing SS batting 9th
Chris Latham replaces Otis Nixon playing CF batting 1st
t7 9-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR S. Leius H. Carrasco 0% 99% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t7 9-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR H. Morris H. Carrasco -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t7 9-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Sweeney H. Carrasco 0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Leius to 2B
t7 9-2 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Lopez H. Carrasco -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t7 9-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Damon H. Carrasco 0% 99% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball to Weak 2B-1B); Leius to 3B; Sweeney to 2B
t7 9-2 2 123 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Allensworth H. Carrasco -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Royals 9, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-9, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 1-2-3
Larry Sutton replaces Hal Morris playing LF batting 7th
b7 2-9 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN C. Latham H. Pichardo 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-9 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN M. Lawton H. Pichardo 0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 2-9 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN P. Molitor H. Pichardo 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, Twins 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-2, Twins' Travis Miller facing 3-4-5
Travis Miller replaces Hector Carrasco pitching
t8 9-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Offerman T. Miller 0% 100% Walk
Luis Rivera pinch runs for Jose Offerman (2B) batting 3rd
t8 9-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. Palmer T. Miller 0% 100% Wild Pitch; Rivera to 2B
t8 9-2 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  KCR D. Palmer T. Miller 0% 100% Walk
t8 9-2 0 12- 6,(3-2)  R KCR J. King T. Miller 0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Rivera Scores; Palmer to 3B
t8 10-2 0 -23 8,(1-2)  R KCR S. Leius T. Miller 0% 100% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Palmer Scores; King to 3B
t8 11-2 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  RO KCR L. Sutton T. Miller 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; King Scores
t8 12-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney T. Miller -0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 12-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Lopez T. Miller 0% 100% Popfly: 1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 12, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-12, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 4-5-6
Sal Fasano replaces Jeff King playing 1B batting 5th
Luis Rivera moves from PR to 2B
b8 2-12 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Ortiz H. Pichardo 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
b8 2-12 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN R. Coomer H. Pichardo -0% 100% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
b8 2-12 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  MIN T. Walker H. Pichardo -0% 100% Double to 1B (Ground Ball); Coomer to 3B
Ricky Bones replaces Hipolito Pichardo pitching
b8 2-12 1 -23 3,(2-0)  RO MIN M. Cordova R. Bones 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B; Coomer Scores
b8 3-12 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R MIN J. Valentin R. Bones -0% 100% Single to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Walker Scores
b8 4-12 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Hocking R. Bones 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 12, Twins 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 12-4, Twins' Eddie Guardado facing 1-2-3
Eddie Guardado replaces Travis Miller pitching
t9 12-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Damon E. Guardado -0% 100% Popfly: SS
t9 12-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Allensworth E. Guardado 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 12-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR L. Rivera E. Guardado -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 12, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-12, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 1-2-3
b9 4-12 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN C. Latham R. Bones 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b9 4-12 1 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Lawton R. Bones -0% 100% Walk
Brent Gates pinch hits for Paul Molitor (DH) batting 3rd
b9 4-12 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN B. Gates R. Bones -0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Lawton to 2B
b9 4-12 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO MIN D. Ortiz R. Bones 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 12, Twins 4.

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