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Scores
Standings
KCR
@MIN
8
7
BOS
@TEX
4
7
CIN
@ATL
0
5
LAD
@MON
0
9
SFG
@NYM
8
9
COL
@PIT
5
1
PHI
@SDP
3
2
 
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Thursday, August 6, 1998, 12:15
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 14,332, Time of Game: 3:40
Royals
8
52-61
 Won 3 
2nd, 11 GB
at Twins
7
51-61
 Lost 5 
3rd, 11½ GB
W: Scott Service (4-2)
L: Rick Aguilera (3-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  4  1   0  0  0   0  1  2    8 11  2
Twins           0  1  3   0  1  0   0  2  0    7 12  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 RF-LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .267 .329 .417 .746 11 7 -0.156 1.01 0.000 -0.156 -1.7 2 0
Jermaine Allensworth CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .285 .358 .391 .749 15 9 -0.096 1.01 0.022 -0.118 -1.2 4 0 HBP
Jose Offerman 2B 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .308 .401 .439 .840 18 13 -0.011 1.23 0.098 -0.109 0.6 2 2 HR
Dean Palmer DH 3 2 2 0 2 0 5 .283 .336 .533 .869 25 14 0.193 1.40 0.206 -0.013 1.5 2B
Jeff King 1B 5 2 3 3 0 1 5 .275 .332 .467 .799 27 17 0.660 2.37 0.798 -0.138 2.1 8 2 HR,2·2B
Scott Leius 3B-SS-3B 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .385 .429 .385 .813 11 9 0.075 1.16 0.123 -0.049 0.4 0 1
Hal Morris LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .318 .353 .408 .761 19 9 0.069 1.38 0.203 -0.134 0.3 0 1
   Larry Sutton RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .303 .340 .643 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Sweeney C 3 0 1 3 1 0 4 .270 .325 .422 .747 14 7 0.097 1.49 0.158 -0.062 1.8 6 1 2B
Luis Rivera SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .308 .283 .591 7 3 -0.039 0.63 0.000 -0.039 -0.7 2 3
   Terry Pendleton PH-3B 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .267 .318 .333 .651 10 7 -0.018 2.13 0.023 -0.041 -0.4 0 0 SF
   Mendy Lopez SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .309 .333 .643 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jose Rosado P 0 1
   Ricky Bones P 2 0
   Matt Whisenant P 0 0
   Scott Service P 0 0
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
Team Totals 37 8 11 8 4 3 43 .297 .372 .568 .940 157 95 0.774 1.38 1.631 -0.859 2.9 27 11
2B: D Palmer (19, off D Serafini); J King 2 (15, 1 off D Serafini, 1 off H Carrasco); M Sweeney (10, off D Serafini).
HR: J Offerman (6, off D Serafini, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs); J King (21, off R Aguilera, 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line).
SF: T Pendleton (2, off E Guardado).
HBP: J Allensworth (10, by M Trombley).
TB: J King 8; J Offerman 5; D Palmer 3; S Leius 2; M Sweeney 2; H Morris.
RBI: J King 3 (78); M Sweeney 3 (24); J Offerman (49); T Pendleton (15).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. J King-L Rivera-R Bones.
E: J Damon (3); J Offerman (14).
Outfield Assists: H Morris (R Coomer at home plate).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pat Meares SS 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .255 .295 .369 .664 22 16 -0.076 1.50 0.071 -0.147 -1.2 2 2
Brent Gates 3B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .238 .313 .299 .612 21 15 -0.100 1.21 0.033 -0.133 -0.4 1 1
Paul Molitor DH 5 2 2 1 0 0 5 .261 .320 .348 .668 16 9 0.140 2.03 0.227 -0.087 1.3 3B,SB
Ron Coomer 1B 3 2 3 1 0 0 4 .279 .303 .422 .725 21 12 0.141 1.04 0.164 -0.023 1.1 7 2 2·2B,SF
   David Ortiz PH-1B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .269 .377 .468 .845 6 2 0.025 5.73 0.025 0.000 0.2 2 0
Marty Cordova LF 2 1 2 3 3 0 5 .262 .337 .403 .740 19 6 0.709 2.73 0.709 0.000 4.0 4 0 HR
Todd Walker 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .352 .399 .517 .916 20 12 0.036 1.93 0.194 -0.158 -0.1 2 3
   Chris Latham CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .114 .244 .114 .358 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Alex Ochoa CF 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 .255 .283 .348 .631 8 6 0.073 1.02 0.073 0.000 0.9 1 0
   Matt Lawton PH-CF-RF 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .274 .380 .471 .851 15 4 -0.071 2.92 0.026 -0.097 0.1 1 0 IW
Javier Valentin C 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .229 .258 .356 .614 13 8 -0.437 2.65 0.000 -0.437 -3.2 4 0 GDP
Denny Hocking RF-2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .213 .285 .270 .555 18 10 -0.117 1.73 0.016 -0.133 -0.6 2 1
   Terry Steinbach PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .256 .336 .439 .775 4 3 -0.054 1.99 0.000 -0.054 -0.1
Dan Serafini P 0 0
   Hector Carrasco P 1 0
   Mike Trombley P 0 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
   Rick Aguilera P 0 0
Team Totals 37 7 12 6 7 5 45 .324 .422 .514 .936 183 103 0.269 2.01 1.538 -1.269 1.9 27 9
2B: R Coomer 2 (16, 1 off R Bones, 1 off J Rosado).
3B: P Molitor (3, off J Rosado).
HR: M Cordova (9, off J Rosado, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SF: R Coomer (4, off J Rosado).
IBB: M Lawton (4, by R Bones).
TB: M Cordova 5; R Coomer 5; P Molitor 4; A Ochoa 2; T Walker; P Meares; B Gates.
GIDP: J Valentin (6).
RBI: M Cordova 3 (52); A Ochoa (17); R Coomer (48); P Molitor (46).
2-out RBI: M Cordova 2.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Baserunning
SB: P Molitor (4, 2nd base off S Service/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
Jose Rosado 4.1 7 5 4 3 3 1 4.03 24 90 54 35 10 9 8 10 5 0 31 -0.354 1.25 -3.6
Ricky Bones 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 2.37 8 40 19 9 3 7 3 2 0 0 2 0 0.203 1.57 1.6
Matt Whisenant 1.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 4.10 6 24 13 8 0 5 3 2 1 0 2 0 0.227 3.07 1.3
Scott Service, BS (3), W (4-2) 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.41 4 16 9 5 2 2 1 2 1 0 1 1 -0.572 4.43 -1.7
Jeff Montgomery, S (26) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.95 3 13 8 5 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.224 2.83 0.6
Team Totals 9 12 7 6 7 5 1 6.00 45 183 103 62 17 24 16 17 7 0 31 5 1 -0.272 2.01 -1.9

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
Dan Serafini 2 6 5 5 1 0 1 5.98 13 42 25 15 1 9 3 9 3 0 23 -0.331 0.84 -4.3
Hector Carrasco 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.40 13 45 27 16 4 7 6 6 1 0 1 0 0.235 0.94 2.7
Mike Trombley 1 3 1 1 2 1 0 3.30 9 39 26 16 4 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 -0.185 2.14 -1.3
Eddie Guardado 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.25 2 7 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 0.050 2.34 0.9
Rick Aguilera, L (3-7) 1.1 1 2 2 1 1 1 4.47 6 24 13 7 2 4 3 1 1 0 2 0 -0.540 2.03 -0.9
Team Totals 9 11 8 8 4 3 2 8.00 43 157 95 56 13 26 15 20 5 0 23 6 1 -0.771 1.38 -2.9
D Serafini faced 2 batters in the 3rd inning.
M Trombley faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: M Whisenant (5).
HBP: M Trombley (5; J Allensworth).
IBB: R Bones (1; M Lawton).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Chuck Meriwether, 1B - Mike Everitt, 2B - Larry McCoy, 3B - Jim Evans.
Time of Game: 3:40.
Attendance: 14,332.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Johnny Damon RF 1 Pat Meares SS
2 Jermaine Allenswor CF 2 Brent Gates 3B
3 Jose Offerman 2B 3 Paul Molitor DH
4 Dean Palmer DH 4 Ron Coomer 1B
5 Jeff King 1B 5 Marty Cordova LF
6 Scott Leius 3B 6 Todd Walker 2B
7 Hal Morris LF 7 Alex Ochoa CF
8 Mike Sweeney C 8 Javier Valentin C
9 Luis Rivera SS 9 Denny Hocking RF
Jose Rosado P Dan Serafini P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 6-7 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR KCR J. King R. Aguilera 62% 80% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Palmer Scores
b8 5-6 2 123 2,(0-1)  RR MIN M. Cordova S. Service -48% 14% Single to 1B (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Meares Scores; Molitor Scores; Ortiz to 3B/Adv on E9
b5 4-5 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R MIN T. Walker J. Rosado -19% 32% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Coomer Scores/No RBI/unER; Cordova to 3B; Walker to 2B
b5 5-5 1 123 2,(1-0)  OO MIN J. Valentin R. Bones 19% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
t8 5-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR H. Morris M. Trombley 17% 74% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Leius 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' Dan Serafini facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Damon D. Serafini -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Allensworth D. Serafini -2% 46% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Offerman D. Serafini -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN P. Meares J. Rosado 2% 47% Lineout: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN B. Gates J. Rosado 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Molitor J. Rosado 1% 50% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Dan Serafini facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR D. Palmer D. Serafini 6% 56% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
t2 0-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  R KCR J. King D. Serafini 9% 65% Double to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Palmer Scores
t2 1-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  KCR S. Leius D. Serafini 6% 71% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B-1B); King to 3B
t2 1-0 0 1-3 4,(3-0)  KCR H. Morris D. Serafini 3% 74% Walk; Leius to 2B
t2 1-0 0 123 2,(0-1)  RRR KCR M. Sweeney D. Serafini 12% 86% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); King Scores; Leius Scores; Morris Scores
t2 4-0 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O KCR L. Rivera D. Serafini -2% 84% Foul Popfly: 1B
t2 4-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Damon D. Serafini -2% 82% Lineout: 3B
t2 4-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Allensworth D. Serafini -2% 80% Popfly: SS (SS-3B Hole)
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 4-5-6
b2 0-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN R. Coomer J. Rosado -3% 77% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b2 0-4 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Cordova J. Rosado -5% 72% Walk; Coomer to 2B
b2 0-4 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O MIN T. Walker J. Rosado 3% 75% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Coomer to 3B
b2 0-4 1 1-3 4,(0-2)  R MIN A. Ochoa J. Rosado -6% 69% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Coomer Scores; Walker to 2B
b2 1-4 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Valentin J. Rosado 3% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B); Walker to 3B; Ochoa to 2B
b2 1-4 2 -23 5,(3-1)  MIN D. Hocking J. Rosado -2% 71% Walk
b2 1-4 2 123 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Meares J. Rosado 8% 78% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Twins' Dan Serafini facing 3-4-5
t3 4-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R KCR J. Offerman D. Serafini 6% 84% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t3 5-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR D. Palmer D. Serafini 2% 86% Single to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 1B)
Hector Carrasco replaces Dan Serafini pitching
t3 5-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. King H. Carrasco -2% 84% Foul Popfly: 1B (Short RF Foul)
t3 5-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR S. Leius H. Carrasco -1% 83% Flyball: CF
t3 5-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR H. Morris H. Carrasco -1% 82% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 2-3-4
b3 1-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN B. Gates J. Rosado -3% 79% Single to 3B (Line Drive to Short LF)
b3 1-5 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  R MIN P. Molitor J. Rosado -12% 66% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Gates Scores
b3 2-5 0 --3 6,(3-2)  RO MIN R. Coomer J. Rosado 2% 68% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Molitor Scores
b3 3-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R MIN M. Cordova J. Rosado -10% 58% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b3 4-5 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN T. Walker J. Rosado 2% 60% Strikeout Looking
b3 4-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN A. Ochoa J. Rosado -2% 59% Single to P (Ground Ball)
b3 4-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Valentin J. Rosado 3% 61% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Twins' Hector Carrasco facing 8-9-1
t4 5-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney H. Carrasco -2% 59% Flyball: RF
t4 5-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR L. Rivera H. Carrasco -2% 57% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t4 5-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Damon H. Carrasco -1% 56% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 9-1-2
b4 4-5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN D. Hocking J. Rosado 3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b4 4-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Meares J. Rosado 2% 61% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b4 4-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Gates J. Rosado 2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Twins' Hector Carrasco facing 2-3-4
t5 5-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Allensworth H. Carrasco -3% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 5-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Offerman H. Carrasco -2% 58% Strikeout Swinging
t5 5-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR D. Palmer H. Carrasco -1% 57% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 3-4-5
b5 4-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN P. Molitor J. Rosado 4% 61% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b5 4-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  MIN R. Coomer J. Rosado -6% 55% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b5 4-5 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Cordova J. Rosado -3% 52% Walk
b5 4-5 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R MIN T. Walker J. Rosado -19% 32% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Coomer Scores/No RBI/unER; Cordova to 3B; Walker to 2B
Ricky Bones replaces Jose Rosado pitching
Matt Lawton pinch hits for Alex Ochoa (CF) batting 7th
b5 5-5 1 -23 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Lawton R. Bones -1% 31% Intentional Walk
b5 5-5 1 123 2,(1-0)  OO MIN J. Valentin R. Bones 19% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 5.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 5-5, Twins' Hector Carrasco facing 5-6-7
Matt Lawton moves from PH to CF
t6 5-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. King H. Carrasco 9% 59% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t6 5-5 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR S. Leius H. Carrasco -2% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B; King to 3B
t6 5-5 1 --3 4,(2-1)  O KCR H. Morris H. Carrasco -11% 46% Fielder's Choice 2B; King out at Hm/1B-C
t6 5-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney H. Carrasco -4% 42% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Tied 5-5, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 9-1-2
b6 5-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN D. Hocking R. Bones 3% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b6 5-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN P. Meares R. Bones 3% 48% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b6 5-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Gates R. Bones 2% 50% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 5-5, Twins' Mike Trombley facing 9-1-2
Mike Trombley replaces Hector Carrasco pitching
Terry Pendleton pinch hits for Luis Rivera (SS) batting 9th
t7 5-5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pendleton M. Trombley -4% 46% Flyball: CF
t7 5-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Damon M. Trombley -3% 43% Flyball: LF
t7 5-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Allensworth M. Trombley 2% 45% Hit By Pitch
t7 5-5 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Offerman M. Trombley 3% 48% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B); Allensworth to 2B
t7 5-5 2 12- 8,(3-2)  KCR D. Palmer M. Trombley 5% 53% Walk; Allensworth to 3B; Offerman to 2B
t7 5-5 2 123 11,(2-2)  O KCR J. King M. Trombley -12% 41% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Tied 5-5, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 3-4-5
Terry Pendleton moves from PH to 3B
Scott Leius moves from 3B to SS
b7 5-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN P. Molitor R. Bones 4% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b7 5-5 1 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN R. Coomer R. Bones -7% 37% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line)
b7 5-5 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Cordova R. Bones -2% 35% Walk
Matt Whisenant replaces Ricky Bones pitching
b7 5-5 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Walker M. Whisenant 7% 42% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Cordova to 2B; Coomer out at Hm/LF-C
b7 5-5 2 12- 3,(1-1)  MIN M. Lawton M. Whisenant -2% 40% Wild Pitch; Cordova to 3B; Walker to 2B
b7 5-5 2 -23 6,(3-2)  MIN M. Lawton M. Whisenant -2% 38% Walk
b7 5-5 2 123 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Valentin M. Whisenant 12% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 5-5, Twins' Mike Trombley facing 6-7-8
t8 5-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR S. Leius M. Trombley 7% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t8 5-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR H. Morris M. Trombley 17% 74% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Leius to 3B
t8 5-5 0 1-3 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Sweeney M. Trombley 4% 78% Walk; Morris to 2B
Eddie Guardado replaces Mike Trombley pitching
t8 5-5 0 123 5,(2-2)  RO KCR T. Pendleton E. Guardado 2% 80% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Leius Scores; Morris to 3B
t8 6-5 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Damon E. Guardado -7% 73% Popfly: SS
Rick Aguilera replaces Eddie Guardado pitching
t8 6-5 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Allensworth R. Aguilera -6% 67% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-6, Royals' Matt Whisenant facing 9-1-2
Scott Leius moves from SS to 3B
Mendy Lopez replaces Terry Pendleton (3B) playing SS batting 9th
b8 5-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Hocking M. Whisenant 7% 74% Bunt Groundout: C-1B
b8 5-6 1 --- 6,(2-2)  MIN P. Meares M. Whisenant -7% 67% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
b8 5-6 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Gates M. Whisenant 8% 75% Lineout: SS (SS-3B Hole)
Scott Service replaces Matt Whisenant pitching
b8 5-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN P. Molitor S. Service -7% 68% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Meares to 3B
David Ortiz pinch hits for Ron Coomer (1B) batting 4th
b8 5-6 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  MIN D. Ortiz S. Service -3% 65% Molitor Steals 2B
b8 5-6 2 -23 6,(3-2)  MIN D. Ortiz S. Service -3% 62% Walk
b8 5-6 2 123 2,(0-1)  RR MIN M. Cordova S. Service -48% 14% Single to 1B (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Meares Scores; Molitor Scores; Ortiz to 3B/Adv on E9
b8 7-6 2 1-3 7,(3-2)  O MIN T. Walker S. Service 4% 18% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 7.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-7, Twins' Rick Aguilera facing 3-4-5
David Ortiz moves from PH to 1B
Denny Hocking moves from RF to 2B
Chris Latham replaces Todd Walker (2B) playing CF batting 6th
Matt Lawton moves from CF to RF
t9 6-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman R. Aguilera -8% 10% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 6-7 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR D. Palmer R. Aguilera 8% 18% Walk
t9 6-7 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR KCR J. King R. Aguilera 62% 80% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Palmer Scores
t9 8-7 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR S. Leius R. Aguilera -2% 79% Strikeout Looking
t9 8-7 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR H. Morris R. Aguilera -1% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 7.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 7-8, Royals' Jeff Montgomery facing 7-8-9
Jeff Montgomery replaces Scott Service pitching
Johnny Damon moves from RF to LF
Larry Sutton replaces Hal Morris (LF) playing RF batting 7th
b9 7-8 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN M. Lawton J. Montgomery 10% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 7-8 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Valentin J. Montgomery 7% 95% Flyball: CF
Terry Steinbach pinch hits for Denny Hocking (2B) batting 9th
b9 7-8 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach J. Montgomery 5% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 7.

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