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@MIN
9
4
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0
5
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9
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3
2
Friday, August 31, 2007, 1:11PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 15,736, Time of Game: 3:01
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Royals
9
60-73
 Won 1 
4th, 17 GB
at Twins
4
67-67
 Lost 4 
3rd, 9½ GB
W: Kyle Davies (6-11)
L: Matt Garza (3-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          3  0  1   0  0  5   0  0  0    9 12  1
Twins           1  0  0   2  0  0   0  1  0    4  5  3

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David DeJesus CF 4 2 1 0 1 1 .272 .741 16 9 0.071 0.68 0.088 -0.017 0.7 3 0 IW
Esteban German 2B 3 1 1 1 1 1 .265 .731 23 13 0.075 0.81 0.100 -0.025 0.8 3 3 SF
Ross Gload 1B 4 2 2 3 0 0 .302 .788 21 14 0.056 0.74 0.083 -0.027 1.5 5 0 HR,SF
Billy Butler DH 5 1 3 1 0 1 .300 .817 12 9 0.012 0.59 0.065 -0.053 0.7 2B
Alex Gordon 3B 5 0 2 0 0 2 .249 .725 20 13 0.026 0.53 0.057 -0.031 -0.2 1 4
Emil Brown RF 4 1 2 2 0 0 .245 .636 14 9 0.128 0.78 0.129 -0.001 1.4 0 0 SF
Tony Pena SS 5 1 1 0 0 2 .258 .615 14 9 0.012 0.63 0.056 -0.044 -0.7 2 3
Joey Gathright LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 .331 .759 12 7 0.129 0.78 0.160 -0.031 1.8 3 0
Jason LaRue C 4 0 0 0 0 2 .136 .497 12 11 -0.051 0.40 0.000 -0.051 -1.8 10 0 GDP
Kyle Davies P 0 0
   John Bale P 0 1
   Ryan Braun P 0 0
   Joel Peralta P 0 0
Team Totals 37 9 12 7 3 9 .324 .781 144 94 0.458 0.66 0.738 -0.280 4.3 27 11
2B: B Butler (17, off M Garza).
HR: R Gload (6, off M Guerrier; 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: E German (2, off M Guerrier); R Gload (5, off M Garza); E Brown (6, off M Garza).
IBB: D DeJesus (6, by M Garza).
TB: R Gload 5; B Butler 4; A Gordon 2; E Brown 2; D DeJesus; T Pena; E German.
GIDP: J LaRue (6).
RBI: R Gload 3 (44); E Brown 2 (55); B Butler (43); E German (33).
2-out RBI: R Gload 2; E Brown.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
E: E German (9).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jason Tyner LF-CF 4 0 1 1 1 0 .303 .721 22 14 0.068 1.24 0.126 -0.059 0.4 2 0
Jason Bartlett SS 4 0 0 0 1 2 .277 .731 24 11 -0.130 1.15 0.010 -0.140 -1.1 2 3
Torii Hunter CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 .297 .882 13 9 0.028 0.60 0.081 -0.053 0.3 2 0 HR
   Garrett Jones LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .386 3 2 -0.010 0.46 0.000 -0.010 -0.4 0 0
Justin Morneau 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .283 .873 20 14 0.012 0.55 0.052 -0.040 0.3 8 1 HBP
Michael Cuddyer RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .276 .795 14 11 0.073 0.80 0.107 -0.034 0.2 2 0 HBP
Jason Kubel DH 2 0 1 1 1 1 .258 .733 13 6 0.162 1.43 0.170 -0.008 1.4
   Rondell White PH 1 1 0 0 1 0 .160 .502 7 3 0.000 0.16 0.005 -0.005 -0.2
Chris Heintz C 1 0 0 0 1 1 .231 .541 12 6 0.092 1.28 0.106 -0.014 1.0 9 0 2·SH
Brian Buscher 3B 2 0 0 0 2 1 .250 .695 21 10 -0.149 1.33 0.023 -0.172 -0.8 0 3
Alexi Casilla 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 .238 .556 15 11 -0.167 1.94 0.000 -0.167 -1.7 1 3
   Mike Redmond PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 .288 .687 3 3 -0.018 0.96 0.000 -0.018 -0.1 SF
   Nick Punto 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .539 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Matt Garza P 0 1
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
   Julio DePaula P 0 0
   Carmen Cali P 0 0
Team Totals 30 4 5 4 7 8 .167 .617 167 100 -0.039 1.03 0.680 -0.720 -0.7 27 11
HR: T Hunter (27, off K Davies; 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: M Redmond (3, off J Peralta).
SH: C Heintz 2 (2, 2 off K Davies).
HBP: J Morneau (5, by K Davies); M Cuddyer (5, by K Davies).
TB: T Hunter 4; J Tyner; J Kubel; J Morneau; M Cuddyer.
RBI: J Tyner (18); J Kubel (51); T Hunter (95); M Redmond (35).
2-out RBI: J Tyner; T Hunter.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Casilla-J Bartlett-J Morneau.
PB: C Heintz (1).
E: B Buscher (3); M Garza (1); T Hunter (2).

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
Kyle Davies, W (6-11) 5 4 3 2 1 5 1 5.99 23 91 57 31 7 19 6 9 2 0 53 0.000 1.62 -0.4
John Bale 2.1 0 1 1 3 3 0 4.26 10 48 28 15 4 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.028 0.24 1.0
Ryan Braun 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6.10 2 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.027 0.33 -1.1
Joel Peralta 1.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.79 7 19 14 9 0 5 4 2 0 0 3 1 0.040 0.44 1.1
Team Totals 9 5 4 3 7 8 1 3.00 42 167 100 55 11 34 13 12 2 0 53 4 1 0.041 1.03 0.7
R Braun faced 2 batters 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
Matt Garza, L (3-5) 5.1 9 8 4 2 6 0 3.49 28 91 61 37 11 13 13 7 1 0 30 -0.394 0.95 -4.1
Matt Guerrier 0.2 2 1 1 0 1 1 2.16 4 13 9 4 2 3 0 3 1 0 2 2 -0.072 0.33 -1.8
Julio DePaula 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 7.56 7 23 13 9 1 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0.006 0.08 1.0
Carmen Cali 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.96 4 17 11 5 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.002 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 9 4 3 9 1 4.00 43 144 94 55 16 23 19 12 2 0 30 2 2 -0.458 0.66 -4.3
Balks: None.
WP: M Guerrier (6).
HBP: K Davies 2 (4; M Cuddyer, J Morneau).
IBB: M Garza (2; D DeJesus).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jeff Nelson, 1B - James Hoye, 2B - Tim Tschida, 3B - Jim Joyce.
Time of Game: 3:01.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 0mph.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 David DeJesus CF 1 Jason Tyner LF
2 Esteban German 2B 2 Jason Bartlett SS
3 Ross Gload 1B 3 Torii Hunter CF
4 Billy Butler DH 4 Justin Morneau 1B
5 Alex Gordon 3B 5 Michael Cuddyer RF
6 Emil Brown RF 6 Jason Kubel DH
7 Tony Pena SS 7 Chris Heintz C
8 Joey Gathright LF 8 Brian Buscher 3B
9 Jason LaRue C 9 Alexi Casilla 2B
Kyle Davies P Matt Garza P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 4-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  RR KCR J. Gathright M. Garza 16% 91% Reached on E1 (throw)/attempted forceout/Bunt (Bunt to P's Right); Brown Scores/No RBI/unER; Pena Scores/unER/No RBI; Gathright to 3B
b4 2-4 2 123 5,(1-2)  R MIN J. Tyner K. Davies -11% 54% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Cuddyer Scores/unER; Kubel to 3B; Heintz to 2B
b4 1-4 0 12- 6,(3-2)  R MIN J. Kubel K. Davies -11% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive); Morneau Scores; Cuddyer to 2B
b4 3-4 2 123 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett K. Davies 10% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-4 0 12- 2,(0-1)  MIN C. Heintz K. Davies -10% 47% Fielder's Choice 3B/Sacrifice Bunt; Cuddyer to 3B/Safe on E4 (catch); Kubel 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' Matt Garza facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR D. DeJesus M. Garza 4% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR E. German M. Garza 5% 59% Walk; DeJesus to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  KCR R. Gload M. Garza 5% 63% Passed Ball; DeJesus to 3B; German to 2B
t1 0-0 0 -23 2,(1-0)  RO KCR R. Gload M. Garza 0% 64% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; DeJesus Scores; German to 3B
t1 1-0 1 --3 3,(2-0)  R KCR B. Butler M. Garza 6% 70% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); German Scores
t1 2-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Gordon M. Garza 4% 73% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Butler to 3B
t1 2-0 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  RO KCR E. Brown M. Garza 1% 75% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Butler Scores
t1 3-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR T. Pena M. Garza -1% 73% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Tyner K. Davies 2% 75% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b1 0-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN J. Bartlett K. Davies 1% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-3 2 --- 5,(1-2)  R MIN T. Hunter K. Davies -8% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b1 1-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morneau K. Davies 1% 70% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Twins' Matt Garza facing 8-9-1
t2 3-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Gathright M. Garza -2% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 3-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. LaRue M. Garza -1% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t2 3-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Garza -1% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 5-6-7
b2 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN M. Cuddyer K. Davies -4% 62% Hit By Pitch
b2 1-3 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Kubel K. Davies -6% 55% Walk; Cuddyer to 2B
b2 1-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN C. Heintz K. Davies 1% 56% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 3B); Cuddyer to 3B; Kubel to 2B
b2 1-3 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Buscher K. Davies 8% 65% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-3 2 -23 6,(3-2)  O MIN A. Casilla K. Davies 6% 71% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Twins' Matt Garza facing 2-3-4
t3 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR E. German M. Garza 3% 74% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t3 3-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR R. Gload M. Garza -3% 71% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
t3 3-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler M. Garza -2% 69% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 3-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR A. Gordon M. Garza 2% 71% Single to LF (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Gload to 3B
t3 3-1 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R KCR E. Brown M. Garza 8% 79% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Gload Scores; Gordon to 2B
t3 4-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Pena M. Garza -3% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 1-2-3
b3 1-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN J. Tyner K. Davies 2% 79% Lineout: 3B (Weak SS)
b3 1-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Bartlett K. Davies 2% 80% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b3 1-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Hunter K. Davies 1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Twins' Matt Garza facing 8-9-1
t4 4-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Gathright M. Garza -1% 80% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t4 4-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. LaRue M. Garza -1% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 4-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Garza -1% 78% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 4-5-6
b4 1-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN J. Morneau K. Davies -4% 74% Hit By Pitch
b4 1-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  MIN M. Cuddyer K. Davies -7% 67% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Morneau to 2B
b4 1-4 0 12- 6,(3-2)  R MIN J. Kubel K. Davies -11% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive); Morneau Scores; Cuddyer to 2B
b4 2-4 0 12- 2,(0-1)  MIN C. Heintz K. Davies -10% 47% Fielder's Choice 3B/Sacrifice Bunt; Cuddyer to 3B/Safe on E4 (catch); Kubel to 2B
b4 2-4 0 123 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Buscher K. Davies 9% 56% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b4 2-4 1 123 5,(1-2)  O MIN A. Casilla K. Davies 10% 65% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-4 2 123 5,(1-2)  R MIN J. Tyner K. Davies -11% 54% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Cuddyer Scores/unER; Kubel to 3B; Heintz to 2B
b4 3-4 2 123 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett K. Davies 10% 64% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Twins' Matt Garza facing 2-3-4
t5 4-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR E. German M. Garza -2% 61% Strikeout Swinging
t5 4-3 1 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR R. Gload M. Garza 3% 64% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t5 4-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler M. Garza -3% 61% Strikeout Swinging
t5 4-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Gordon M. Garza -3% 58% Foul Popfly: 2B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 3-4-5
b5 3-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Hunter K. Davies 3% 62% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 3-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Morneau K. Davies 2% 64% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 3-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer K. Davies 2% 66% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Twins' Matt Garza facing 6-7-8
t6 4-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR E. Brown M. Garza 4% 70% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t6 4-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR T. Pena M. Garza 6% 75% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Weak SS-2B); Brown to 2B
t6 4-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  RR KCR J. Gathright M. Garza 16% 91% Reached on E1 (throw)/attempted forceout/Bunt (Bunt to P's Right); Brown Scores/No RBI/unER; Pena Scores/unER/No RBI; Gathright to 3B
t6 6-3 0 --3 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. LaRue M. Garza -2% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t6 6-3 1 --3 4,(3-0)  KCR D. DeJesus M. Garza 1% 89% Intentional Walk
Matt Guerrier replaces Matt Garza pitching
t6 6-3 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  RO KCR E. German M. Guerrier 2% 91% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Gathright Scores/unER; DeJesus to 3B/Adv on E8 (throw)
t6 7-3 2 --3 3,(0-2)  RR KCR R. Gload M. Guerrier 5% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); DeJesus Scores/unER; Gload Scores/Team unER
t6 9-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Butler M. Guerrier 0% 97% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t6 9-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR A. Gordon M. Guerrier 0% 97% Wild Pitch; Butler to 2B
t6 9-3 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon M. Guerrier -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
5 runs, 4 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-9, Royals' John Bale facing 6-7-8
John Bale replaces Kyle Davies pitching
b6 3-9 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Bale 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-9 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN C. Heintz J. Bale 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-9 2 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN B. Buscher J. Bale -0% 98% Walk
b6 3-9 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Bale 1% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Twins 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-3, Twins' Julio DePaula facing 6-7-8
Julio DePaula replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
t7 9-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR E. Brown J. DePaula 0% 99% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t7 9-3 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR T. Pena J. DePaula -0% 98% Flyball: LF
t7 9-3 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Gathright J. DePaula 0% 99% Walk; Brown to 2B
t7 9-3 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR J. LaRue J. DePaula -1% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-9, Royals' John Bale facing 1-2-3
b7 3-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Tyner J. Bale -1% 97% Walk
b7 3-9 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett J. Bale 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-9 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN T. Hunter J. Bale 1% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b7 3-9 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Bale 0% 99% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Twins 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-3, Twins' Julio DePaula facing 1-2-3
Garrett Jones replaces Torii Hunter (CF) playing LF batting 3rd
Jason Tyner moves from LF to CF
t8 9-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. DePaula -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 9-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR E. German J. DePaula -0% 99% Flyball: RF
t8 9-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR R. Gload J. DePaula -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-9, Royals' John Bale facing 5-6-7
b8 3-9 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Bale 0% 99% Groundout: P-2B-1B
Rondell White pinch hits for Jason Kubel (DH) batting 6th
b8 3-9 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN R. White J. Bale -0% 99% Walk
Ryan Braun replaces John Bale pitching
b8 3-9 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN C. Heintz R. Braun -1% 98% Walk; White to 2B
b8 3-9 1 12- 5,(3-1)  MIN B. Buscher R. Braun -2% 96% Walk; White to 3B; Heintz to 2B
Joel Peralta replaces Ryan Braun pitching
Mike Redmond pinch hits for Alexi Casilla (2B) batting 9th
b8 3-9 1 123 3,(0-2)  RO MIN M. Redmond J. Peralta 2% 98% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); White Scores; Heintz to 3B
b8 4-9 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Tyner J. Peralta 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 9, Twins 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-4, Twins' Carmen Cali facing 4-5-6
Carmen Cali replaces Julio DePaula pitching
Nick Punto replaces Mike Redmond (PH) playing 2B batting 9th
t9 9-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR B. Butler C. Cali 0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 9-4 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Cali -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 9-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR E. Brown C. Cali -0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t9 9-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pena C. Cali -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-9, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 2-3-4
b9 4-9 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Bartlett J. Peralta -1% 98% Walk
b9 4-9 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN G. Jones J. Peralta 1% 99% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b9 4-9 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  MIN J. Morneau J. Peralta -1% 98% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Bartlett to 2B
b9 4-9 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Peralta 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Bartlett to 3B
b9 4-9 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. White J. Peralta 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 9, Twins 4.

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