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@LAA
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@BOS
9
8
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@CLE
5
8
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@MIN
9
4
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@MIN
0
5
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9
1
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@OAK
4
5
 
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@CHC
6
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@FLA
9
2
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@MIL
2
3
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@SDP
4
6
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@STL
5
8
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@WSN
3
2
Friday, August 31, 2007, 7:10PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 24,986, Time of Game: 2:16
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Royals
0
60-74
 Lost 1 
4th, 17 GB
at Twins
5
68-67
 Won 1 
3rd, 9½ GB
W: Scott Baker (8-6)
L: Gil Meche (7-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  1  0
Twins           0  0  2   0  1  0   0  2  X    5 10  0

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 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .735 16 9 -0.084 0.82 0.000 -0.084 -1.2 3 0
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .309 .794 14 11 -0.054 0.53 0.000 -0.054 -1.0 2 4
Ross Gload 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .299 .779 13 11 -0.031 0.39 0.000 -0.031 -0.3 8 0
Billy Butler DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 .297 .807 9 6 -0.077 0.99 0.000 -0.077 -0.7
Alex Gordon 3B 3 0 0 0 0 3 .247 .720 16 11 -0.051 0.67 0.000 -0.051 -0.5 1 1
Shane Costa RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .195 .459 11 9 -0.031 0.39 0.000 -0.031 -0.3 2 0
John Buck C 2 0 0 0 1 1 .224 .767 12 6 -0.042 0.72 0.008 -0.050 -0.1 5 0
Joey Gathright LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .329 .754 3 3 -0.018 0.72 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 2 0
   Esteban German PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .727 10 9 -0.024 0.50 0.000 -0.024 -0.5 1 0
Tony Pena SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .612 5 4 -0.021 0.41 0.000 -0.021 -0.2 0 2
   Mike Sweeney PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .249 .719 2 2 0.008 0.19 0.008 0.000 0.4
Gil Meche P 0 1
   Ryan Braun P 0 0
Team Totals 28 0 1 0 1 9 .036 .105 111 81 -0.425 0.61 0.016 -0.441 -4.7 24 8
TB: M Sweeney.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 2.

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alexi Casilla 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 .230 .538 12 9 -0.075 0.77 0.000 -0.075 -1.3 2 1
Jason Bartlett SS 2 1 1 2 2 0 .278 .735 18 9 0.185 0.86 0.201 -0.016 2.0 2 0
Torii Hunter CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .296 .879 12 11 0.008 0.51 0.043 -0.035 0.0 4 0
Justin Morneau 1B 3 0 0 1 0 0 .282 .868 12 9 -0.029 0.74 0.017 -0.046 -0.7 3 1 SF
Michael Cuddyer RF 4 1 3 0 0 0 .281 .801 17 11 0.016 0.40 0.032 -0.017 0.8 0 0
Jason Kubel DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 .261 .739 12 8 0.002 0.55 0.036 -0.033 0.9 2B
Mike Redmond C 4 1 2 1 0 0 .291 .691 17 11 0.008 0.69 0.045 -0.038 0.5 9 0
Rondell White LF 2 0 0 1 1 0 .156 .496 11 4 -0.024 0.75 0.019 -0.043 -0.5 2 0 SF
Nick Punto 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 .197 .539 18 12 -0.015 0.85 0.039 -0.054 -0.8 4 2
Scott Baker P 1 0
Team Totals 32 5 10 5 3 4 .312 .695 129 84 0.076 0.68 0.432 -0.357 0.8 27 4
2B: J Kubel (22, off R Braun).
SF: J Morneau (7, off G Meche); R White (1, off R Braun).
TB: J Kubel 3; M Cuddyer 3; M Redmond 2; T Hunter; J Bartlett; N Punto.
RBI: J Bartlett 2 (40); M Redmond (36); J Morneau (96); R White (12).
2-out RBI: J Bartlett 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 6.

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 (7-12) 7 7 3 3 3 3 0 3.85 31 115 73 44 8 21 10 15 6 0 51 -0.054 0.80 0.7
Ryan Braun 1 3 2 2 0 1 0 6.47 6 14 11 7 1 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 -0.021 0.08 -1.5
Team Totals 8 10 5 5 3 4 0 5.62 37 129 84 51 9 24 12 18 7 0 51 0 0 -0.075 0.68 -0.8

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 (8-6) 9 1 0 0 1 9 0 4.09 29 111 81 50 14 17 5 14 5 0 93 0.425 0.61 4.7
Team Totals 9 1 0 0 1 9 0 0.00 29 111 81 50 14 17 5 14 5 0 93 0.425 0.61 4.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Wolf, 1B - Tim Tschida, 2B - Jim Joyce, 3B - James Hoye.
Time of Game: 2:16.
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 Alexi Casilla 2B
2 Mark Grudzielanek 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 Shane Costa RF 6 Jason Kubel DH
7 John Buck C 7 Mike Redmond C
8 Joey Gathright LF 8 Rondell White LF
9 Tony Pena SS 9 Nick Punto 3B
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
b3 0-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RR MIN J. Bartlett G. Meche 18% 74% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Redmond Scores; Punto Scores
b4 2-0 2 123 3,(0-2)  O MIN N. Punto G. Meche -5% 75% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN T. Hunter G. Meche 4% 85% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Bartlett to 3B
b3 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  MIN M. Redmond G. Meche 4% 60% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b3 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto G. Meche 4% 60% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Redmond 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 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus S. Baker 2% 52% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Baker 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR R. Gload S. Baker 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
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 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN A. Casilla G. Meche -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN J. Bartlett G. Meche -2% 51% Lineout: 2B (Deep 2B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Hunter G. Meche -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Scott Baker facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler S. Baker 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon S. Baker 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR S. Costa S. Baker 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morneau G. Meche -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cuddyer G. Meche -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel G. Meche -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Scott Baker facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Buck S. Baker 3% 53% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
t3 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Gathright S. Baker 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Pena S. Baker 1% 56% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  MIN M. Redmond G. Meche 4% 60% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b3 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN R. White G. Meche -4% 56% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b3 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto G. Meche 4% 60% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Redmond to 2B
b3 0-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN A. Casilla G. Meche -3% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B; Redmond to 3B; Punto to 2B
b3 0-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RR MIN J. Bartlett G. Meche 18% 74% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Redmond Scores; Punto Scores
b3 2-0 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O MIN T. Hunter G. Meche -2% 73% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 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 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus S. Baker 3% 75% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
t4 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Baker 2% 77% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t4 0-2 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR R. Gload S. Baker 1% 78% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 4-5-6
b4 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Morneau G. Meche -2% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 2-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN M. Cuddyer G. Meche 2% 79% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b4 2-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Kubel G. Meche 2% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Cuddyer to 2B
b4 2-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Redmond G. Meche -3% 78% Groundout: SS-3B/Forceout at 3B (Weak SS); Kubel to 2B
b4 2-0 2 12- 4,(3-0)  MIN R. White G. Meche 2% 80% Walk; Kubel to 3B; Redmond to 2B
b4 2-0 2 123 3,(0-2)  O MIN N. Punto G. Meche -5% 75% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 4-5-6
t5 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Butler S. Baker 3% 78% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t5 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon S. Baker 2% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR S. Costa S. Baker 1% 81% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
b5 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN A. Casilla G. Meche -1% 80% Flyball: LF
b5 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Bartlett G. Meche 2% 81% Walk
b5 2-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN T. Hunter G. Meche 4% 85% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Bartlett to 3B
b5 2-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO MIN J. Morneau G. Meche 2% 87% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (LF-CF); Bartlett Scores
b5 3-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  MIN M. Cuddyer G. Meche 1% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive); Hunter to 3B
b5 3-0 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Kubel G. Meche -2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Scott Baker facing 7-8-9
t6 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Buck S. Baker 2% 89% Strikeout Swinging
Esteban German pinch hits for Joey Gathright (LF) batting 8th
t6 0-3 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR E. German S. Baker 2% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 0-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR T. Pena S. Baker 1% 91% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 7-8-9
Esteban German moves from PH to LF
b6 3-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Redmond G. Meche -1% 90% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b6 3-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN R. White G. Meche -1% 90% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b6 3-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto G. Meche -0% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Scott Baker facing 1-2-3
t7 0-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus S. Baker 2% 92% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
t7 0-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Baker 2% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t7 0-3 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR R. Gload S. Baker 1% 94% Popfly: 3B (Deep SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
b7 3-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN A. Casilla G. Meche -1% 93% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b7 3-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Bartlett G. Meche 1% 94% Walk
b7 3-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN T. Hunter G. Meche -1% 93% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
b7 3-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Morneau G. Meche -1% 93% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Scott Baker facing 4-5-6
t8 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Butler S. Baker 2% 95% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
t8 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon S. Baker 1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t8 0-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR S. Costa S. Baker 1% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Ryan Braun facing 5-6-7
Ryan Braun replaces Gil Meche pitching
b8 3-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN M. Cuddyer R. Braun 0% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b8 3-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Kubel R. Braun 1% 99% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Cuddyer to 3B
b8 3-0 0 -23 1,(0-0)  R MIN M. Redmond R. Braun 1% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Cuddyer Scores; Kubel to 3B
b8 4-0 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  RO MIN R. White R. Braun 0% 99% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (CF-RF); Kubel Scores
b8 5-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN N. Punto R. Braun -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b8 5-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN A. Casilla R. Braun -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Twins' Scott Baker facing 7-8-9
t9 0-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Buck S. Baker -1% 99% Walk
t9 0-5 0 1-- 6,(1-2)  O KCR E. German S. Baker 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
Mike Sweeney pinch hits for Tony Pena (SS) batting 9th
t9 0-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Sweeney S. Baker -1% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); German to 2B
t9 0-5 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus S. Baker 1% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t9 0-5 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Baker 0% 100% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 5.

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