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TEX
@LAA
12
1
TOR
@BAL
3
0
 
(7)
NYY
@BOS
19
8
CLE
@CHW
11
8
TBR
@DET
4
6
KCR
@MIN
8
1
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@SEA
8
10
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@ARI
4
6
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@HOU
4
5
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@MIL
1
5
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@NYM
6
1
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@PHI
4
8
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@SDP
6
3
LAD
@SFG
5
6
 
(10)
CIN
@STL
6
7
Friday, September 26, 2008, 7:11PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 30,674, Time of Game: 2:50
Royals
8
74-86
 Won 4 
4th, 13 GB
at Twins
1
87-73
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Kyle Davies (9-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  4   0  2  1   1  0  0    8 16  0
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  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
Mike Aviles SS-2B 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .323 .352 .478 .830 14 11 0.044 0.50 0.080 -0.036 0.8 2 2 HR,2B
Alberto Callaspo 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .314 .371 .382 .753 14 9 0.106 0.78 0.123 -0.016 1.0 0 5
   Tony Pena SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .169 .189 .209 .398 2 1 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 0.3 0 0
Jose Guillen RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .264 .301 .439 .740 20 13 0.039 0.50 0.060 -0.021 -0.1 0 0 GDP
   Joey Gathright CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .311 .272 .584 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ryan Shealy 1B 5 1 1 2 0 2 5 .299 .356 .627 .983 20 13 0.038 0.52 0.072 -0.034 -0.1 7 0
Mark Teahen LF 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .256 .314 .405 .719 17 13 0.031 0.36 0.041 -0.011 0.5 2 0 2B
Billy Butler DH 5 2 3 2 0 0 5 .274 .323 .400 .723 12 8 0.073 0.49 0.094 -0.021 1.3 HR,GDP
Alex Gordon 3B 3 0 1 1 1 2 4 .261 .353 .436 .790 14 8 0.022 0.69 0.071 -0.049 0.8 0 0 2B
   Jason Smith 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .192 .269 .462 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Miguel Olivo C 4 0 2 1 0 2 4 .255 .278 .444 .722 17 12 0.019 0.65 0.038 -0.019 0.9 12 2
Mitch Maier CF-RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .294 .318 .329 .648 19 14 -0.084 0.80 0.014 -0.097 -2.0 1 0 CS,GDP
Kyle Davies P 1 0
   Juan Carlos Oviedo P 0 0
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
   Yasuhiko Yabuta P 0 0
Team Totals 39 8 16 8 3 8 42 .410 .452 .641 1.093 149 102 0.288 0.57 0.593 -0.304 3.4 27 9
2B: M Aviles (26, off F Liriano); A Gordon (35, off F Liriano); M Teahen (31, off F Liriano).
HR: B Butler (11, off F Liriano, 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF-CF); M Aviles (10, off P Humber, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
TB: M Aviles 6; B Butler 6; M Teahen 3; J Guillen 2; M Olivo 2; A Gordon 2; A Callaspo; M Maier; T Pena; R Shealy.
GIDP: M Maier (3); J Guillen (23); B Butler (23).
RBI: B Butler 2 (55); R Shealy 2 (18); M Olivo (41); A Gordon (59); J Guillen (97); M Aviles (50).
2-out RBI: A Gordon.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 7 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Callaspo-M Aviles-R Shealy.
Baserunning
CS: M Maier (2, 2nd base by F Liriano POCS).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Denard Span RF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .299 .386 .438 .823 14 10 -0.017 0.35 0.015 -0.032 0.3 2 0 3B
Alexi Casilla 2B 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .283 .332 .380 .711 17 11 -0.045 0.44 0.000 -0.045 -0.7 4 5
Joe Mauer C 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .331 .415 .452 .868 17 11 0.029 0.28 0.034 -0.005 0.1 8 0
Justin Morneau 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .304 .376 .507 .883 20 13 -0.051 0.48 0.000 -0.051 -0.9 8 2
Jason Kubel DH 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .274 .337 .474 .811 17 11 -0.035 0.43 0.007 -0.042 -0.3
Delmon Young LF 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .294 .339 .411 .749 21 12 -0.007 0.42 0.042 -0.049 -0.9 1 0
Brian Buscher 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .294 .340 .390 .730 2 2 -0.054 1.22 0.000 -0.054 -0.5 0 0 GDP
   Brendan Harris 3B 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 .267 .328 .396 .725 15 9 0.036 0.41 0.036 0.000 1.0 0 1
Nick Punto SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .279 .335 .379 .714 9 6 -0.036 0.74 0.000 -0.036 -0.6 1 6
Carlos Gomez CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .261 .300 .365 .665 13 10 -0.030 0.37 0.000 -0.030 -1.1 2 0
Francisco Liriano P 0 1
   Philip Humber P 1 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
   Bobby Korecky P 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 6 1 2 13 33 .194 .242 .258 .500 145 95 -0.210 0.45 0.134 -0.344 -3.6 27 15
3B: D Span (7, off K Davies).
TB: D Span 3; J Mauer 2; D Young; B Harris; J Kubel.
GIDP: B Buscher (6).
RBI: A Casilla (50).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 3. N Punto-A Casilla-J Morneau 3.

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 (9-7) 6 4 1 1 2 8 0 4.06 22 101 64 28 9 27 7 5 2 0 66 0.199 0.61 2.1
Juan Carlos Oviedo 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.02 5 23 15 12 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.006 0.23 0.5
Jimmy Gobble 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 8.90 3 10 8 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.05 0.5
Yasuhiko Yabuta 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.78 3 11 8 3 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 2 13 0 1.00 33 145 95 46 12 37 10 8 2 0 66 0 0 0.210 0.45 3.6

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
Francisco Liriano, L (6-4) 4.1 11 6 6 1 5 1 3.91 24 85 59 37 8 14 5 13 7 0 21 -0.279 0.92 -3.7
Philip Humber 2 4 2 2 1 3 1 4.63 11 43 27 13 4 10 6 1 0 0 0 0 -0.014 0.07 -1.6
Eddie Guardado 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.15 1 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.003 0.12 0.9
Bobby Korecky 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.58 6 18 13 9 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 1.0
Team Totals 9 16 8 8 3 8 2 8.00 42 149 102 60 14 28 17 14 7 0 21 2 0 -0.289 0.57 -3.4
Balks: None.
WP: F Liriano 2 (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: F Liriano (3; M Maier, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Angel Hernandez, 1B - Marty Foster, 2B - Derryl Cousins, 3B - Eric Cooper.
Time of Game: 2:50.
Attendance: 30,674.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 69° F, Wind 0mph.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Mike Aviles SS 1 Denard Span RF
2 Alberto Callaspo 2B 2 Alexi Casilla 2B
3 Jose Guillen RF 3 Joe Mauer C
4 Ryan Shealy 1B 4 Justin Morneau 1B
5 Mark Teahen LF 5 Jason Kubel DH
6 Billy Butler DH 6 Delmon Young LF
7 Alex Gordon 3B 7 Brian Buscher 3B
8 Miguel Olivo C 8 Nick Punto SS
9 Mitch Maier CF 9 Carlos Gomez CF
Kyle Davies P Francisco Liriano P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier F. Liriano -8% 45% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
t3 0-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Callaspo F. Liriano 7% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Aviles to 3B
t3 1-0 0 -23 5,(2-2)  RR KCR R. Shealy F. Liriano 7% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Callaspo Scores; Guillen Scores
t3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Aviles F. Liriano 7% 57% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t3 3-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R KCR A. Gordon F. Liriano 7% 85% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Shealy Scores

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' Francisco Liriano facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Aviles F. Liriano -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo F. Liriano -2% 46% Lineout: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen F. Liriano -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Span K. Davies 2% 47% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN A. Casilla K. Davies 2% 49% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN J. Mauer K. Davies -1% 48% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morneau K. Davies 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' Francisco Liriano facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR R. Shealy F. Liriano -2% 48% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Teahen F. Liriano 3% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Butler F. Liriano 4% 54% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Teahen to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon F. Liriano -5% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Olivo F. Liriano 3% 52% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B); Teahen to 3B; Butler to 2B
t2 0-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier F. Liriano -8% 45% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Kubel K. Davies 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN D. Young K. Davies -3% 45% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO MIN B. Buscher K. Davies 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Aviles F. Liriano 7% 57% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t3 0-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Callaspo F. Liriano 7% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Aviles to 3B
t3 0-0 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  R KCR J. Guillen F. Liriano 6% 70% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Aviles Scores; Callaspo to 2B
t3 1-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  KCR R. Shealy F. Liriano 5% 74% Wild Pitch; Callaspo to 3B; Guillen to 2B
t3 1-0 0 -23 5,(2-2)  RR KCR R. Shealy F. Liriano 7% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Callaspo Scores; Guillen Scores
t3 3-0 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen F. Liriano -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Shealy to 2B
t3 3-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Butler F. Liriano -2% 79% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t3 3-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R KCR A. Gordon F. Liriano 7% 85% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Shealy Scores
t3 4-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Olivo F. Liriano 0% 85% Wild Pitch; Gordon to 3B
t3 4-0 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Olivo F. Liriano -2% 84% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 8-9-1
b3 0-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN N. Punto K. Davies 2% 86% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Gomez K. Davies 1% 87% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Span K. Davies 1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 9-1-2
t4 4-0 0 --- 10,(3-2)  KCR M. Maier F. Liriano 1% 89% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t4 4-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Aviles F. Liriano -1% 88% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t4 4-0 1 1-- 3,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo F. Liriano -2% 86% Maier Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS-2B)
t4 4-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR A. Callaspo F. Liriano 1% 87% Walk
t4 4-0 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen F. Liriano -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 2-3-4
b4 0-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN A. Casilla K. Davies 2% 88% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN J. Mauer K. Davies -2% 85% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b4 0-4 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morneau K. Davies 2% 88% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 0-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Kubel K. Davies 2% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 4-5-6
Brendan Harris replaces Brian Buscher playing 3B batting 7th
t5 4-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR R. Shealy F. Liriano -1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t5 4-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Teahen F. Liriano 2% 90% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t5 4-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  RR KCR B. Butler F. Liriano 6% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Teahen Scores
Philip Humber replaces Francisco Liriano pitching
t5 6-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Gordon P. Humber -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
t5 6-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Olivo P. Humber -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 6-7-8
b5 0-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN D. Young K. Davies -2% 94% Walk
b5 0-6 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  MIN B. Harris K. Davies -3% 91% Walk; Young to 2B
b5 0-6 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O MIN N. Punto K. Davies 1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B; Young to 3B; Harris to 2B
b5 0-6 1 -23 2,(0-1)  O MIN C. Gomez K. Davies 4% 96% Baserunner Out Advancing; Young out at Hm/C-P; Harris to 3B
b5 0-6 2 --3 6,(1-2)  O MIN C. Gomez K. Davies 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Twins' Philip Humber facing 9-1-2
t6 6-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Maier P. Humber -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 6-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  R KCR M. Aviles P. Humber 1% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t6 7-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo P. Humber -0% 98% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 7-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Guillen P. Humber 0% 98% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t6 7-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR R. Shealy P. Humber -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-7, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 1-2-3
b6 0-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN D. Span K. Davies -1% 97% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b6 0-7 0 --3 2,(0-1)  RO MIN A. Casilla K. Davies 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B; Span Scores
b6 1-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Mauer K. Davies 0% 98% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b6 1-7 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN J. Morneau K. Davies 0% 98% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-1, Twins' Philip Humber facing 5-6-7
t7 7-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Teahen P. Humber -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 7-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR B. Butler P. Humber 0% 98% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
t7 7-1 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Gordon P. Humber 0% 99% Walk; Butler to 2B
t7 7-1 1 12- 5,(1-2)  R KCR M. Olivo P. Humber 1% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Butler Scores; Gordon to 2B
Eddie Guardado replaces Philip Humber pitching
t7 8-1 1 12- 3,(0-2)  OO KCR M. Maier E. Guardado -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-8, Royals' Juan Carlos Oviedo facing 5-6-7
Juan Carlos Oviedo replaces Kyle Davies pitching
Mike Aviles moves from SS to 2B
Tony Pena replaces Alberto Callaspo (2B) playing SS batting 2nd
b7 1-8 0 --- 6,(2-2)  MIN J. Kubel J. Oviedo -1% 98% Single to CF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
b7 1-8 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Young J. Oviedo 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b7 1-8 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  MIN B. Harris J. Oviedo -1% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Kubel to 2B
b7 1-8 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN N. Punto J. Oviedo 1% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Kubel to 3B; Harris to 2B
b7 1-8 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O MIN C. Gomez J. Oviedo 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 1.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-1, Twins' Bobby Korecky facing 1-2-3
Bobby Korecky replaces Eddie Guardado pitching
t8 8-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Aviles B. Korecky -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t8 8-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR T. Pena B. Korecky 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 8-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR J. Guillen B. Korecky -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-8, Royals' Jimmy Gobble facing 1-2-3
Jimmy Gobble replaces Juan Carlos Oviedo pitching
Jason Smith replaces Alex Gordon playing 3B batting 7th
Joey Gathright replaces Jose Guillen (RF) playing CF batting 3rd
Mitch Maier moves from CF to RF
b8 1-8 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Span J. Gobble 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 1-8 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Gobble 0% 100% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b8 1-8 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Gobble 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 1.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-1, Twins' Bobby Korecky facing 4-5-6
t9 8-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR R. Shealy B. Korecky -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 8-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR M. Teahen B. Korecky 0% 100% Walk
t9 8-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR B. Butler B. Korecky -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-8, Royals' Yasuhiko Yabuta facing 4-5-6
Yasuhiko Yabuta replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
b9 1-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Morneau Y. Yabuta 0% 100% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b9 1-8 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Kubel Y. Yabuta 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b9 1-8 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN D. Young Y. Yabuta 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 1.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • 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.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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