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7
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Thursday, August 31, 2006, 12:11PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 21,287, Time of Game: 2:32
Royals
1
49-86
 Lost 1 
5th, 34½ GB
at Twins
3
77-55
 Won 1 
3rd, 5 GB
W: Johan Santana (16-5)
S: Joe Nathan (28)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
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Royals          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  5  1
Twins           0  1  0   0  0  1   0  1  X    3  7  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
David DeJesus CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .298 .372 .435 .807 15 12 -0.129 1.24 0.000 -0.129 -0.9 0 0
Esteban German LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .324 .417 .415 .832 15 9 0.146 1.10 0.203 -0.057 1.0 3 0 HR
Mike Sweeney DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .347 .412 .759 9 8 -0.057 1.07 0.021 -0.078 -0.3 2B
Mark Teahen 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .290 .360 .520 .880 10 9 -0.135 1.22 0.000 -0.135 -1.1 0 0
Emil Brown RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .290 .353 .455 .807 15 12 0.023 1.27 0.114 -0.091 -0.1 6 0 2B
Ryan Shealy 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .293 .341 .423 .764 15 13 -0.093 1.17 0.000 -0.093 -0.7 4 1
John Buck C 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .237 .297 .383 .680 18 9 0.119 1.30 0.131 -0.011 0.8 5 0 3B
Jeff Keppinger 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 14 10 -0.230 2.08 0.000 -0.230 -1.5 3 3
Andres Blanco SS 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .259 .306 .293 .600 12 9 -0.071 1.28 0.000 -0.071 -0.6 2 3
   Mark Grudzielanek PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .287 .324 .404 .728 6 5 -0.097 3.43 0.000 -0.097 -0.5 0 0
Jorge De La Rosa P 1 0
   Joel Peralta P 0 0
   Ambiorix Burgos P 0 0
Team Totals 32 1 5 1 1 14 33 .156 .182 .375 .557 129 96 -0.524 1.35 0.469 -0.992 -3.9 24 7
2B: M Sweeney (9, off J Santana); E Brown (35, off J Santana).
3B: J Buck (1, off J Santana).
HR: E German (2, off J Santana, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: E German 5; J Buck 3; E Brown 2; M Sweeney 2.
RBI: E German (18).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Keppinger-A Blanco-R Shealy; A Blanco-J Keppinger-R Shealy.
E: J Buck (6).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nick Punto 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .307 .383 .405 .788 16 11 0.013 0.76 0.062 -0.049 0.1 0 4
Jason Bartlett SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .342 .409 .447 .857 11 6 -0.025 0.83 0.105 -0.130 -0.1 3 3 2B,SB,GDP
Mike Redmond C 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .343 .364 .420 .784 14 11 0.053 0.79 0.080 -0.027 0.3 13 1
Michael Cuddyer RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .278 .361 .515 .876 21 11 0.004 1.14 0.072 -0.068 -0.3 0 0
Justin Morneau 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .315 .370 .577 .947 17 8 0.038 1.06 0.088 -0.050 0.2 8 0
Torii Hunter CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .269 .338 .462 .800 11 8 -0.096 1.19 0.000 -0.096 -1.4 1 0 GDP
Rondell White DH 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .215 .242 .308 .549 12 7 0.056 0.76 0.107 -0.051 0.5 HR
Lew Ford LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .225 .289 .306 .596 13 11 -0.053 0.68 0.000 -0.053 -0.6 1 0
Luis Rodriguez 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .234 .327 .330 .657 8 7 -0.013 0.69 0.024 -0.037 -0.2 1 1
Johan Santana P 0 0
   Pat Neshek P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
Team Totals 29 3 7 1 3 5 32 .241 .313 .379 .692 123 80 -0.023 0.88 0.538 -0.561 -1.3 27 9
2B: J Bartlett (17, off J Peralta).
HR: R White (4, off J De La Rosa, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: R White 4; M Redmond 3; J Bartlett 2; L Rodriguez; N Punto.
GIDP: T Hunter (15); J Bartlett (5).
RBI: R White (28).
2-out RBI: R White.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Baserunning
SB: J Bartlett (5, 3rd base off A Burgos/J Buck).

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
Jorge De La Rosa, L (3-4) 5 6 2 2 3 3 1 7.74 23 84 51 30 6 15 5 12 6 0 47 -0.069 0.92 -0.1
Joel Peralta 2.1 1 1 1 0 2 0 4.16 7 27 23 13 4 6 1 4 1 0 3 1 0.137 0.96 1.8
Ambiorix Burgos 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.86 2 12 6 5 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 -0.045 0.38 -0.3
Team Totals 8 7 3 3 3 5 1 3.38 32 123 80 48 10 22 6 18 8 0 47 4 2 0.023 0.88 1.3
J De La Rosa faced 3 batters in the 6th 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
Johan Santana, W (16-5) 7 5 1 1 1 11 1 2.95 27 109 80 42 19 19 5 10 6 0 73 0.318 1.35 2.8
Pat Neshek, H (6) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.05 3 11 9 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.125 1.61 0.5
Joe Nathan, S (28) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.77 3 9 7 2 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.080 1.02 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 1 14 1 1.00 33 129 96 49 25 22 7 11 6 0 73 0 0 0.523 1.35 3.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eric Cooper, 1B - Gerry Davis, 2B - Brian Gorman, 3B - Bill Miller.
Time of Game: 2:32.
Attendance: 21,287.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 0mph.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  R KCR E. German J. Santana -16% 53% Home Run (Line Drive)
t7 1-2 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Keppinger J. Santana 12% 69% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO MIN J. Bartlett J. De La Rosa -11% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t7 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR E. Brown J. Santana -11% 57% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b2 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R MIN R. White J. De La Rosa 11% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball)

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' Johan Santana facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Santana 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR E. German J. Santana 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Sweeney J. Santana -2% 52% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Santana 3% 55% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jorge De La Rosa facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. De La Rosa -2% 53% Lineout: 2B
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Bartlett J. De La Rosa -2% 51% Lineout: SS
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN M. Redmond J. De La Rosa 1% 52% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. De La Rosa -2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Johan Santana facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR E. Brown J. Santana 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR R. Shealy J. Santana 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck J. Santana 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jorge De La Rosa facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Morneau J. De La Rosa -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN T. Hunter J. De La Rosa -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R MIN R. White J. De La Rosa 11% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b2 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN L. Ford J. De La Rosa -1% 61% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Johan Santana facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Keppinger J. Santana 3% 64% Lineout: SS
t3 0-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR A. Blanco J. Santana 2% 65% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Santana 1% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Jorge De La Rosa facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN L. Rodriguez J. De La Rosa -2% 65% Flyball: RF
b3 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. De La Rosa -2% 63% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b3 1-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Bartlett J. De La Rosa 1% 64% Walk
b3 1-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN M. Redmond J. De La Rosa 2% 66% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Bartlett to 2B
b3 1-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. De La Rosa -4% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Johan Santana facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR E. German J. Santana -5% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Santana 2% 60% Groundout: 3B-2B-1B; German to 2B
t4 0-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Santana 4% 64% Popfly: SS
t4 0-1 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR E. Brown J. Santana 4% 68% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Jorge De La Rosa facing 5-6-7
b4 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morneau J. De La Rosa -2% 66% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN T. Hunter J. De La Rosa -2% 64% Popfly: 2B
b4 1-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O MIN R. White J. De La Rosa -1% 63% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Johan Santana facing 6-7-8
t5 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR R. Shealy J. Santana 3% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR J. Buck J. Santana -9% 57% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t5 0-1 1 --3 7,(2-2)  O KCR J. Keppinger J. Santana 8% 65% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-1 2 --3 7,(2-2)  O KCR A. Blanco J. Santana 5% 70% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Jorge De La Rosa facing 8-9-1
b5 1-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O MIN L. Ford J. De La Rosa -2% 68% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN L. Rodriguez J. De La Rosa 2% 71% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b5 1-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN N. Punto J. De La Rosa 6% 77% Single to LF (Line Drive); Rodriguez to 3B
b5 1-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO MIN J. Bartlett J. De La Rosa -11% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Johan Santana facing 1-2-3
t6 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Santana 4% 69% Lineout: SS
t6 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  R KCR E. German J. Santana -16% 53% Home Run (Line Drive)
t6 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Santana 3% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Santana 2% 58% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Jorge De La Rosa facing 3-4-5
b6 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN M. Redmond J. De La Rosa 5% 63% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b6 1-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Cuddyer J. De La Rosa 7% 70% Walk; Redmond to 2B
b6 1-1 0 12- 7,(3-2)  MIN J. Morneau J. De La Rosa 9% 79% Walk; Redmond to 3B; Cuddyer to 2B
Joel Peralta replaces Jorge De La Rosa pitching
b6 1-1 0 123 2,(0-1)  ROO MIN T. Hunter J. Peralta -6% 73% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Redmond Scores/No RBI; Cuddyer to 3B
b6 2-1 2 --3 7,(2-2)  O MIN R. White J. Peralta -4% 69% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Johan Santana facing 5-6-7
t7 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR E. Brown J. Santana -11% 57% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t7 1-2 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR R. Shealy J. Santana 3% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B; Brown to 3B
t7 1-2 1 --3 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Buck J. Santana -4% 56% Walk
t7 1-2 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Keppinger J. Santana 12% 69% Strikeout Swinging
Mark Grudzielanek pinch hits for Andres Blanco (SS) batting 9th
t7 1-2 2 1-3 6,(1-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Santana 10% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 8-9-1
Mark Grudzielanek moves from PH to SS
b7 2-1 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O MIN L. Ford J. Peralta -2% 76% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN L. Rodriguez J. Peralta -2% 75% Lineout: RF
b7 2-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. Peralta -1% 74% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Pat Neshek facing 1-2-3
Pat Neshek replaces Johan Santana pitching
t8 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus P. Neshek 6% 79% Strikeout Looking
t8 1-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR E. German P. Neshek 4% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-2 2 --- 5,(0-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney P. Neshek 3% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 2-3-4
b8 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Bartlett J. Peralta 4% 90% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
b8 2-1 0 -2- 4,(0-2)  O MIN M. Redmond J. Peralta -3% 88% Flyball: RF
Ambiorix Burgos replaces Joel Peralta pitching
b8 2-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R MIN M. Cuddyer A. Burgos 5% 93% Bartlett Steals 3B; Bartlett Scores/Adv on E2 (throw)
b8 3-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer A. Burgos -1% 92% Lineout: LF
b8 3-1 2 --- 4,(3-0)  O MIN J. Morneau A. Burgos -0% 92% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 4-5-6
Joe Nathan replaces Pat Neshek pitching
t9 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Nathan 4% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 1-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR E. Brown J. Nathan 3% 99% Flyball: CF
t9 1-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR R. Shealy J. Nathan 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 3.

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