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KCR
@MIN
1
3
DET
@OAK
5
2
LAA
@SEA
0
2
TOR
@TBD
4
5
 
(11)
PHI
@CHC
4
1
Monday, July 30, 2007, 7:11PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 23,628, Time of Game: 2:18
Royals
1
47-58
 Lost 1 
5th, 14 GB
at Twins
3
54-51
 Won 3 
3rd, 7 GB
W: Scott Baker (5-4)
L: Gil Meche (7-8)
S: Joe Nathan (23)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  2  0
Twins           2  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  X    3  9  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 1 1 0 0 1 4 .281 .366 .403 .769 23 18 0.016 0.76 0.068 -0.052 0.2 2 0 2B
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .305 .346 .441 .786 6 6 0.042 1.43 0.102 -0.060 0.5 3 3 SB
Mark Teahen RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .283 .356 .404 .759 15 9 -0.085 1.17 0.000 -0.085 -0.6 0 0
Billy Butler DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .305 .346 .464 .809 11 8 -0.130 1.10 0.000 -0.130 -1.1
Ross Gload 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .288 .316 .448 .764 15 10 -0.104 1.36 0.000 -0.104 -0.7 8 0
Alex Gordon 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .243 .321 .381 .702 14 10 -0.073 0.96 0.000 -0.073 -0.4 2 1
Emil Brown LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .232 .287 .324 .611 6 4 -0.068 0.86 0.000 -0.068 -0.5 1 0
John Buck C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .241 .328 .513 .841 10 7 -0.055 1.06 0.000 -0.055 -0.4 8 0
   Jason Smith PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .206 .250 .294 .544 1 1 -0.040 1.54 0.000 -0.040 -0.2
Tony Pena SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .284 .300 .379 .679 7 6 -0.062 0.81 0.000 -0.062 -0.4 0 4
Gil Meche P 0 0
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
Team Totals 28 1 2 1 0 7 28 .071 .071 .107 .179 108 79 -0.559 1.05 0.170 -0.729 -3.7 24 8
2B: D DeJesus (24, off S Baker).
TB: D DeJesus 2; M Grudzielanek.
RBI: M Grudzielanek (36).
Team LOB: 0.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Pena-M Grudzielanek-R Gload; A Gordon-R Gload.
Baserunning
SB: M Grudzielanek (1, 2nd base off S Baker/J Mauer).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jason Tyner RF 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 .291 .337 .374 .711 12 9 0.085 0.62 0.101 -0.016 1.0 1 0 3B,2B
Jason Bartlett SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .257 .327 .329 .656 15 10 0.008 0.97 0.085 -0.077 -0.0 2 2
Joe Mauer C 4 0 2 3 0 0 4 .303 .392 .448 .840 11 8 0.139 0.73 0.169 -0.030 1.9 8 0 2B
Justin Morneau 1B 3 0 2 0 1 1 4 .300 .367 .580 .946 17 10 0.066 0.66 0.074 -0.008 0.7 5 1
Torii Hunter CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .288 .333 .532 .865 16 9 -0.129 1.01 0.002 -0.131 -1.8 6 0 GDP,IW
Jason Kubel LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .241 .295 .402 .697 20 12 -0.087 0.81 0.000 -0.087 -1.3 2 0
Rondell White DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .138 .219 .172 .391 11 9 -0.059 0.73 0.000 -0.059 -0.7
Brian Buscher 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .273 .273 .273 .545 9 6 -0.019 0.63 0.017 -0.037 -0.1 0 1
   Luis Rodriguez 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .270 .270 .540 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Nick Punto 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .211 .301 .275 .576 12 7 -0.064 0.63 0.000 -0.064 -0.8 2 1 GDP
Scott Baker P 1 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
Team Totals 31 3 9 3 2 8 33 .290 .333 .419 .753 123 80 -0.060 0.76 0.448 -0.509 -1.2 27 5
2B: J Mauer (19, off G Meche); J Tyner (10, off J Gobble).
3B: J Tyner (1, off G Meche).
IBB: T Hunter (8, by J Gobble).
TB: J Tyner 6; J Mauer 3; J Morneau 2; B Buscher; J Bartlett.
GIDP: N Punto (5); T Hunter (10).
RBI: J Mauer 3 (46).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. N Punto-J Bartlett.

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
Gil Meche, L (7-8) 7 7 2 2 1 6 0 3.70 27 98 65 37 10 18 12 8 1 0 60 0.116 0.83 1.7
Jimmy Gobble 1 2 1 1 1 2 0 3.25 6 25 15 9 3 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 -0.057 0.49 -0.5
Team Totals 8 9 3 3 2 8 0 3.38 33 123 80 46 13 21 12 11 3 0 60 0 0 0.059 0.76 1.2

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
Scott Baker, W (5-4) 8 2 1 1 0 7 0 4.88 25 99 71 53 8 10 4 14 0 0 81 0.482 1.06 3.2
Joe Nathan, S (23) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.88 3 9 8 6 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.077 0.99 0.5
Team Totals 9 2 1 1 0 7 0 1.00 28 108 79 59 8 12 5 16 0 0 81 0 0 0.559 1.05 3.7
Balks: None.
WP: J Gobble (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Gobble (6; T Hunter).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim McClelland, 1B - Marty Foster, 2B - Fieldin Culbreth, 3B - Paul Schrieber.
Time of Game: 2:18.
Attendance: 23,628.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 0mph.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 David DeJesus CF 1 Jason Tyner RF
2 Mark Grudzielanek 2B 2 Jason Bartlett SS
3 Mark Teahen RF 3 Joe Mauer C
4 Billy Butler DH 4 Justin Morneau 1B
5 Ross Gload 1B 5 Torii Hunter CF
6 Alex Gordon 3B 6 Jason Kubel LF
7 Emil Brown LF 7 Rondell White DH
8 John Buck C 8 Brian Buscher 3B
9 Tony Pena SS 9 Nick Punto 2B
Gil Meche P Scott Baker P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  RR MIN J. Mauer G. Meche 11% 77% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Tyner Scores; Bartlett Scores
b1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Bartlett G. Meche 9% 67% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Tyner to 3B
t4 1-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  OO KCR B. Butler S. Baker 9% 69% Double Play: Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B); Grudzielanek out at 2B/2B-SS
t4 0-2 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  R KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Baker -8% 58% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); DeJesus Scores
b1 2-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  OO MIN T. Hunter G. Meche -7% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Morneau to 2B

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' Scott Baker facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 8,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus S. Baker 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Baker 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Baker 1% 55% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Tyner G. Meche 3% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Bartlett G. Meche 9% 67% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Tyner to 3B
b1 0-0 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  RR MIN J. Mauer G. Meche 11% 77% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Tyner Scores; Bartlett Scores
b1 2-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Morneau G. Meche 2% 79% Walk
b1 2-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  OO MIN T. Hunter G. Meche -7% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Morneau to 2B
b1 2-0 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel G. Meche -2% 70% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler S. Baker 2% 72% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR R. Gload S. Baker 2% 74% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t2 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon S. Baker 1% 75% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN R. White G. Meche -2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN B. Buscher G. Meche 2% 75% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
b2 2-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO MIN N. Punto G. Meche -4% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR E. Brown S. Baker 3% 74% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t3 0-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Buck S. Baker 2% 75% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 0-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR T. Pena S. Baker 1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Tyner G. Meche -2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett G. Meche -1% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Mauer G. Meche -1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 1-2-3
t4 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR D. DeJesus S. Baker -7% 66% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t4 0-2 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  R KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Baker -8% 58% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); DeJesus Scores
t4 1-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Baker 2% 60% Strikeout Looking, Grudzielanek Steals 2B
t4 1-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  OO KCR B. Butler S. Baker 9% 69% Double Play: Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B); Grudzielanek out at 2B/2B-SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Gil Meche facing 4-5-6
b4 2-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN J. Morneau G. Meche 3% 72% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b4 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Hunter G. Meche -3% 69% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 2-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Kubel G. Meche -3% 66% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b4 2-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN R. White G. Meche -2% 64% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 5-6-7
t5 1-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR R. Gload S. Baker 3% 67% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 1-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon S. Baker 2% 69% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR E. Brown S. Baker 2% 71% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Gil Meche facing 8-9-1
b5 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Buscher G. Meche -2% 69% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b5 2-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto G. Meche -2% 67% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN J. Tyner G. Meche 3% 70% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b5 2-1 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett G. Meche -4% 66% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 8-9-1
t6 1-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Buck S. Baker 4% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Pena S. Baker 3% 72% Foul Popfly: 2B (1B Foul)
t6 1-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus S. Baker 2% 74% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Gil Meche facing 3-4-5
b6 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Mauer G. Meche -2% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b6 2-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN J. Morneau G. Meche 2% 74% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 2-1 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O MIN T. Hunter G. Meche -3% 71% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel G. Meche -2% 69% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 2-3-4
t7 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Baker 4% 73% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t7 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Baker 3% 77% Strikeout Swinging
t7 1-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Butler S. Baker 2% 79% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Gil Meche facing 7-8-9
b7 2-1 0 --- 6,(0-2)  O MIN R. White G. Meche -2% 77% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O MIN B. Buscher G. Meche -1% 75% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b7 2-1 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O MIN N. Punto G. Meche -1% 74% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 5-6-7
Luis Rodriguez replaces Brian Buscher playing 3B batting 8th
t8 1-2 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O KCR R. Gload S. Baker 6% 80% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t8 1-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon S. Baker 4% 84% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t8 1-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR E. Brown S. Baker 3% 87% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Jimmy Gobble facing 1-2-3
Jimmy Gobble replaces Gil Meche pitching
b8 2-1 0 --- 4,(0-2)  MIN J. Tyner J. Gobble 4% 90% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
b8 2-1 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett J. Gobble -3% 88% Flyball: CF
b8 2-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R MIN J. Mauer J. Gobble 6% 94% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Tyner Scores
b8 3-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Gobble -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN T. Hunter J. Gobble 0% 93% Wild Pitch; Mauer to 2B
b8 3-1 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Hunter J. Gobble 0% 94% Intentional Walk
b8 3-1 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Gobble -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 8-9-1
Joe Nathan replaces Scott Baker pitching
Jason Smith pinch hits for John Buck (C) batting 8th
t9 1-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Smith J. Nathan 4% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t9 1-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Pena J. Nathan 2% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
t9 1-3 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Nathan 1% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 3.

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