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Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 7:10PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 21,496, Time of Game: 2:41
Royals
4
7-14
 Won 1 
5th, 5½ GB
at Twins
3
11-10
 Lost 4 
4th, 1½ GB
W: Odalis Perez (2-2)
L: Sidney Ponson (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          2  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    4  9  0
Twins           0  1  0   0  0  1   1  0  0    3  6  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 2 3 2 1 0 5 .337 .415 .554 .969 28 13 0.234 1.00 0.256 -0.022 2.4 4 0 HR
Esteban German 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .271 .340 .396 .735 18 13 -0.138 0.98 0.008 -0.147 -1.8 1 5 GDP
Mark Teahen RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .265 .367 .397 .764 8 6 -0.127 0.99 0.000 -0.127 -1.4 1 0
Mike Sweeney DH 3 1 2 2 1 1 4 .276 .343 .397 .740 19 12 0.242 0.88 0.248 -0.007 2.4 HR
   Reggie Sanders PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .389 .436 .694 1.130 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Ross Gload 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .255 .286 .383 .669 14 10 -0.040 0.88 0.014 -0.054 -0.5 13 3
Emil Brown LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .167 .193 .222 .415 13 6 -0.035 1.04 0.035 -0.070 -0.5 1 0
Alex Gordon 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .134 .237 .269 .505 17 11 -0.109 1.11 0.000 -0.109 -1.2 0 3
Jason LaRue C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .121 .189 .212 .401 10 8 -0.087 0.83 0.000 -0.087 -1.0 3 0
Tony Pena SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .216 .266 .338 .604 21 14 0.077 0.70 0.089 -0.012 0.9 2 2
Odalis Perez P 1 0
   Brandon Duckworth P 1 0
   David Riske P 0 1
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 1
Team Totals 34 4 9 4 4 4 38 .265 .342 .441 .783 148 93 0.017 0.94 0.650 -0.635 -0.7 27 15
HR: M Sweeney (2, off S Ponson, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); D DeJesus (4, off S Ponson, 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: D DeJesus 6; M Sweeney 5; T Pena 2; R Gload; E German.
GIDP: E German (1).
RBI: M Sweeney 2 (9); D DeJesus 2 (9).
2-out RBI: M Sweeney 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Gordon-E German-R Gload.

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alexi Casilla 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .263 .263 .289 .553 9 7 -0.026 1.93 0.155 -0.181 -0.1 4 5 SB
Nick Punto 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .200 .278 .292 .570 11 7 0.014 1.95 0.112 -0.099 0.2 0 3 SH
Joe Mauer C 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .380 .471 .507 .978 15 6 0.077 1.92 0.118 -0.041 0.4 4 0
Michael Cuddyer RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .301 .348 .482 .830 15 11 -0.326 2.66 0.000 -0.326 -1.9 0 0 GDP
Justin Morneau 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .259 .341 .469 .810 11 6 -0.175 1.66 0.000 -0.175 -0.9 11 0
Torii Hunter CF 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .315 .338 .658 .995 10 6 0.105 1.43 0.200 -0.094 1.2 2 1 HR,2B
Mike Redmond DH 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .220 .273 .268 .541 14 4 0.030 1.34 0.082 -0.052 0.1
   Jason Tyner PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .341 .410 .752 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Jason Kubel LF 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .250 .286 .327 .613 13 8 -0.162 2.02 0.000 -0.162 -0.6 5 0
Jason Bartlett SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .228 .290 .263 .553 14 8 -0.019 0.86 0.030 -0.050 -0.1 1 5
Sidney Ponson P 0 1
   Jesse Crain P 0 0
   Dennys Reyes P 0 0
   Pat Neshek P 0 0
Team Totals 30 3 6 2 4 3 35 .200 .294 .333 .627 112 63 -0.482 1.79 0.697 -1.180 -1.7 27 15
2B: T Hunter (13, off O Perez).
HR: T Hunter (4, off O Perez, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: N Punto (2, off D Riske).
TB: T Hunter 6; A Casilla 2; J Bartlett; N Punto.
GIDP: M Cuddyer (4).
RBI: T Hunter (16); J Kubel (7).
2-out RBI: T Hunter.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Bartlett-A Casilla-J Morneau.
Outfield Assists: T Hunter (E German at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: A Casilla (4, 2nd base off O Perez/J LaRue).
Pickoffs: A Casilla (2nd base by J Soria).

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
Odalis Perez, W (2-2) 6 5 3 3 2 2 1 7.54 24 79 46 28 2 16 12 8 3 0 50 0.065 1.17 0.5
Brandon Duckworth, H (1) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.88 3 7 4 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0.065 1.79 0.1
David Riske, H (1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.79 2 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.054 3.19 -0.2
Jimmy Gobble 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.70 1 6 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.045 3.48 -0.2
Joakim Soria, S (3) 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.00 5 18 9 5 3 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0.451 3.59 1.5
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 4 3 1 3.00 35 112 63 38 6 19 17 11 3 0 50 4 1 0.482 1.79 1.7
O Perez faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
J Gobble 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
Sidney Ponson, L (1-3) 6 7 4 4 2 2 2 8.44 25 100 64 45 6 13 13 8 2 0 42 -0.149 0.95 -0.9
Jesse Crain 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 5.63 4 16 11 5 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.037 0.51 0.5
Dennys Reyes 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 8.10 3 10 5 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.035 1.04 -0.4
Pat Neshek 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 6 22 13 9 0 4 3 3 1 0 2 0 0.130 1.08 1.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 4 4 2 4.00 38 148 93 63 10 20 18 12 3 0 42 2 0 -0.017 0.94 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: D Reyes (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Soria (1; A Casilla, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tony Randazzo, 1B - Charlie Reliford, 2B - Larry Vanover, 3B - Greg Gibson.
Time of Game: 2:41.
Attendance: 21,496.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 0mph.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 David DeJesus CF 1 Alexi Casilla 2B
2 Esteban German 2B 2 Nick Punto 3B
3 Mark Teahen RF 3 Joe Mauer C
4 Mike Sweeney DH 4 Michael Cuddyer RF
5 Ross Gload 1B 5 Justin Morneau 1B
6 Emil Brown LF 6 Torii Hunter CF
7 Alex Gordon 3B 7 Mike Redmond DH
8 Jason LaRue C 8 Jason Kubel LF
9 Tony Pena SS 9 Jason Bartlett SS
Odalis Perez P Sidney Ponson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 2 --3 7,(2-2)  RR KCR M. Sweeney S. Ponson 17% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); DeJesus Scores
t5 2-1 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  RR KCR D. DeJesus S. Ponson 16% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Pena Scores
b6 1-4 0 123 2,(0-1)  ROO MIN M. Cuddyer O. Perez 16% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B); Casilla Scores/No RBI; Punto to 3B
b8 3-4 2 12- O MIN J. Morneau J. Soria 12% 83% Casilla Picked off 2B (P-SS)
b8 3-4 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Soria 12% 71% Strikeout Swinging

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' Sidney Ponson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus S. Ponson 4% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR E. German S. Ponson 1% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); DeJesus to 3B; German out at 2B
t1 0-0 1 --3 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Ponson -6% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --3 7,(2-2)  RR KCR M. Sweeney S. Ponson 17% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); DeJesus Scores
t1 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR R. Gload S. Ponson -1% 65% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Odalis Perez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN A. Casilla O. Perez 2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto O. Perez 2% 69% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Mauer O. Perez 1% 70% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Sidney Ponson facing 6-7-8
t2 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR E. Brown S. Ponson -2% 68% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Gordon S. Ponson -1% 67% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. LaRue S. Ponson -1% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Odalis Perez facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer O. Perez 3% 68% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Morneau O. Perez 2% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b2 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R MIN T. Hunter O. Perez -10% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b2 1-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O MIN M. Redmond O. Perez 1% 61% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Sidney Ponson facing 9-1-2
t3 2-1 0 --- 9,(3-2)  KCR T. Pena S. Ponson 3% 65% Walk
t3 2-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. DeJesus S. Ponson 5% 70% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Pena to 2B
t3 2-1 0 12- 3,(0-2)  OO KCR E. German S. Ponson -10% 60% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS); Pena to 3B
t3 2-1 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Ponson -4% 56% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Odalis Perez facing 8-9-1
b3 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Kubel O. Perez 3% 59% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b3 1-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  MIN J. Bartlett O. Perez -3% 56% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b3 1-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN A. Casilla O. Perez 3% 59% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 2B-1B)
b3 1-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN N. Punto O. Perez -1% 58% Casilla Steals 2B
b3 1-2 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN N. Punto O. Perez 4% 62% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Sidney Ponson facing 4-5-6
t4 2-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Sweeney S. Ponson 4% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR R. Gload S. Ponson -3% 62% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 2-1 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR E. Brown S. Ponson 4% 66% Walk; Gload to 2B
t4 2-1 1 12- 8,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon S. Ponson -4% 61% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
t4 2-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. LaRue S. Ponson -4% 57% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Odalis Perez facing 3-4-5
b4 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Mauer O. Perez 3% 60% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b4 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer O. Perez 2% 62% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 1-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morneau O. Perez 1% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Sidney Ponson facing 9-1-2
t5 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR T. Pena S. Ponson 4% 67% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t5 2-1 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  RR KCR D. DeJesus S. Ponson 16% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Pena Scores
t5 4-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR E. German S. Ponson -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 4-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Ponson -1% 81% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t5 4-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney S. Ponson -1% 81% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Odalis Perez facing 6-7-8
b5 1-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN T. Hunter O. Perez 3% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b5 1-4 1 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Redmond O. Perez -3% 80% Walk
b5 1-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Kubel O. Perez 3% 84% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
b5 1-4 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett O. Perez 2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Twins' Sidney Ponson facing 5-6-7
t6 4-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR R. Gload S. Ponson -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t6 4-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR E. Brown S. Ponson -1% 84% Popfly: 2B
t6 4-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon S. Ponson -1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Odalis Perez facing 1-2-3
b6 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN A. Casilla O. Perez -5% 79% Single to SS/Bunt (Bunt to Weak SS)
b6 1-4 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN N. Punto O. Perez -11% 68% Single to LF (Fly Ball); Casilla to 3B
b6 1-4 0 1-3 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Mauer O. Perez -7% 60% Walk; Punto to 2B
b6 1-4 0 123 2,(0-1)  ROO MIN M. Cuddyer O. Perez 16% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B); Casilla Scores/No RBI; Punto to 3B
b6 2-4 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Morneau O. Perez 5% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Twins' Jesse Crain facing 8-9-1
Jesse Crain replaces Sidney Ponson pitching
t7 4-2 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR J. LaRue J. Crain -2% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pena J. Crain -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 4-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Crain 1% 79% Walk
t7 4-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR E. German J. Crain -2% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Odalis Perez facing 6-7-8
b7 2-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN T. Hunter O. Perez -10% 68% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
Brandon Duckworth replaces Odalis Perez pitching
b7 2-4 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Redmond B. Duckworth 4% 72% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Hunter to 3B
b7 2-4 1 --3 2,(1-0)  RO MIN J. Kubel B. Duckworth 0% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B; Hunter Scores
b7 3-4 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O MIN J. Bartlett B. Duckworth 2% 74% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Twins' Dennys Reyes facing 3-4-5
Dennys Reyes replaces Jesse Crain pitching
t8 4-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Teahen D. Reyes -2% 72% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t8 4-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Sweeney D. Reyes 3% 74% Walk
t8 4-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR R. Gload D. Reyes 2% 76% Wild Pitch; Sweeney to 2B
Reggie Sanders pinch runs for Mike Sweeney (DH) batting 4th
t8 4-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  KCR R. Gload D. Reyes 1% 78% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Sanders stays at 2B
Pat Neshek replaces Dennys Reyes pitching
t8 4-3 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR E. Brown P. Neshek -4% 73% Flyball: CF
t8 4-3 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O KCR A. Gordon P. Neshek -5% 69% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' David Riske facing 1-2-3
David Riske replaces Brandon Duckworth pitching
b8 3-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN A. Casilla D. Riske -10% 59% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b8 3-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN N. Punto D. Riske 4% 63% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Casilla to 2B
Jimmy Gobble replaces David Riske pitching
b8 3-4 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Mauer J. Gobble -4% 59% Walk
Joakim Soria replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
b8 3-4 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Soria 12% 71% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-4 2 12- O MIN J. Morneau J. Soria 12% 83% Casilla Picked off 2B (P-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Twins' Pat Neshek facing 8-9-1
t9 4-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. LaRue P. Neshek -2% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t9 4-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR T. Pena P. Neshek 2% 83% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t9 4-3 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus P. Neshek -2% 81% Lineout: LF
t9 4-3 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR E. German P. Neshek -2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 5-6-7
b9 3-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Soria 9% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 3-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Hunter J. Soria 7% 95% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b9 3-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Redmond J. Soria -5% 90% Walk
Jason Tyner pinch runs for Mike Redmond (DH) batting 7th
b9 3-4 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Soria 10% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 3.

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  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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