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Saturday, September 27, 2008, 2:55PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 38,072, Time of Game: 3:34
Royals
4
75-86
 Won 5 
4th, 12 GB
at Twins
2
87-74
 Lost 2 
1st
W: Gil Meche (14-11)
L: Matt Guerrier (6-9)
S: Joakim Soria (42)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  1  1   2  0  0    4 12  2
Twins           0  1  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  8  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Aviles SS-2B 3 1 1 1 1 0 .323 .830 29 17 0.081 1.76 0.150 -0.069 0.4 3 4 SF,IW
Alberto Callaspo 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 .311 .745 14 11 -0.051 1.51 0.086 -0.137 -0.7 2 5
   Joey Gathright CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .584 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jose Guillen RF 5 1 2 0 0 1 .266 .742 19 11 0.002 1.14 0.105 -0.103 -0.1 0 0 2B
   Tony Pena SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .398 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Ryan Shealy 1B 5 0 2 2 0 2 .306 .970 16 11 0.188 1.52 0.259 -0.070 1.0 8 2
Mark Teahen LF 5 0 1 1 0 1 .255 .717 22 15 0.065 1.19 0.141 -0.076 0.1 4 0
Billy Butler DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 .276 .725 10 6 0.117 1.18 0.145 -0.028 0.9
Alex Gordon 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .261 .787 20 13 -0.104 1.25 0.056 -0.159 -0.5 0 0 2·SB
John Buck C 4 0 2 0 0 1 .226 .674 20 12 0.005 1.61 0.137 -0.132 -0.1 7 0 2B
Mitch Maier CF-RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .284 .633 14 7 -0.159 2.15 0.022 -0.181 -1.5 1 0 HBP
Gil Meche P 1 0
   John Bale P 0 0
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
Team Totals 38 4 12 4 1 8 .316 .710 164 103 0.144 1.46 1.101 -0.955 -0.6 27 12
2B: J Buck (23, off G Perkins); J Guillen (42, off G Perkins).
SF: M Aviles (2, off G Perkins).
IBB: M Aviles (4, by D Reyes).
HBP: M Maier (2, by G Perkins).
TB: J Buck 3; J Guillen 3; B Butler 2; R Shealy 2; A Gordon; A Callaspo; M Teahen; M Aviles.
RBI: R Shealy 2 (20); M Teahen (59); M Aviles (51).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 4. M Aviles-A Callaspo-R Shealy 2; M Aviles-T Pena-R Shealy; A Callaspo-M Aviles-R Shealy.
E: A Gordon (16); R Shealy (1).
Baserunning
SB: A Gordon 2 (9, 2nd base off D Reyes/J Mauer, 3rd base off D Reyes/J Mauer).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Denard Span RF 3 1 0 0 2 1 .296 .820 21 10 0.170 1.39 0.222 -0.052 0.7 1 0 SB
Alexi Casilla 2B 3 0 1 0 2 1 .284 .714 16 6 0.108 1.80 0.228 -0.120 0.8 3 1 SB
Joe Mauer C 2 0 0 1 2 0 .330 .866 18 7 -0.183 2.37 0.131 -0.314 -0.8 9 1 SF,GDP
Justin Morneau 1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 .303 .879 23 15 -0.354 2.01 0.024 -0.378 -2.2 5 0 GDP
Jason Kubel DH 3 1 1 0 0 1 .275 .812 11 8 -0.021 1.02 0.063 -0.083 -0.5 2B,GDP
   Matt Tolbert PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .283 .712 4 3 0.079 1.73 0.079 0.000 0.4
Delmon Young LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .292 .744 13 9 -0.133 1.56 0.000 -0.133 -1.0 4 0
Brendan Harris 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 .266 .725 17 11 -0.019 1.30 0.073 -0.092 0.1 0 3 2B
Nick Punto SS 3 0 2 0 1 0 .282 .721 15 7 0.074 0.90 0.091 -0.018 0.7 2 1
Carlos Gomez CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .261 .663 12 10 -0.074 1.93 0.113 -0.187 -0.8 3 0 SB,GDP
Glen Perkins P 0 2
   Boof Bonser P 0 0
   Craig Breslow P 0 0
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
   Jesse Crain P 0 0
   Dennys Reyes P 0 1
   Jose Mijares P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 8 2 7 7 .250 .688 150 86 -0.353 1.64 1.024 -1.377 -2.6 27 9
2B: J Kubel (22, off G Meche); B Harris (29, off G Meche).
SF: J Mauer (11, off G Meche).
TB: N Punto 2; J Kubel 2; B Harris 2; A Casilla; C Gomez; M Tolbert; J Morneau.
GIDP: J Kubel (12); J Morneau (20); C Gomez (7); J Mauer (21).
RBI: B Harris (49); J Mauer (83).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Baserunning
SB: D Span (18, 2nd base off G Meche/J Buck); C Gomez (33, 2nd base off G Meche/J Buck); A Casilla (7, 3rd base off G Meche/J Buck).

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, W (14-11) 6 7 2 1 3 7 0 3.98 28 99 63 34 8 21 12 6 2 0 56 -0.087 1.10 0.1
John Bale, H (2) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.39 3 7 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.256 4.10 1.5
Ramon Ramirez, H (21) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.64 5 22 11 8 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.091 2.38 0.5
Joakim Soria, S (42) 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.60 4 22 10 6 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.094 3.07 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 2 1 7 7 0 1.00 40 150 86 50 8 28 17 9 2 0 56 2 0 0.354 1.64 2.6
G Meche faced 2 batters in the 7th 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
Glen Perkins 5 4 1 1 0 4 0 4.41 20 85 59 45 8 6 4 11 3 0 59 0.170 1.26 1.6
Boof Bonser, BS (2) 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 5.93 4 9 5 4 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 -0.387 2.37 -2.8
Craig Breslow 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.91 1 7 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.088 2.63 0.8
Matt Guerrier, L (6-9) 0.2 2 2 2 0 0 0 5.19 4 15 8 7 1 0 1 3 2 0 3 0 0.069 2.93 0.6
Jesse Crain 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.59 4 14 10 5 3 2 0 2 0 0 2 2 -0.135 1.71 -0.5
Dennys Reyes 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.33 5 21 10 6 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.030 0.74 0.5
Jose Mijares 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.13 3 13 7 5 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.018 0.24 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 4 4 1 8 0 4.00 41 164 103 73 17 13 9 22 6 0 59 8 2 -0.147 1.46 0.6
B Bonser faced 4 batters in the 6th inning.
M Guerrier faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: J Crain (2).
HBP: G Perkins (3; M Maier).
IBB: D Reyes (2; M Aviles).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Marty Foster, 1B - Derryl Cousins, 2B - Eric Cooper, 3B - Angel Hernandez.
Time of Game: 3:34.
Attendance: Not Given.
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 Brendan Harris 3B
8 John Buck C 8 Nick Punto SS
9 Mitch Maier CF 9 Carlos Gomez CF
Gil Meche P Glen Perkins P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-4 0 12- 3,(1-1)  OO MIN J. Mauer J. Soria 28% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Span to 3B
b7 2-4 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO MIN J. Morneau J. Bale 27% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t7 2-2 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RR KCR R. Shealy J. Crain 17% 82% Single to 1B (Pop Fly); Aviles Scores; Callaspo Scores
b9 2-4 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN A. Casilla J. Soria -14% 67% Walk; Span to 2B
t6 1-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Teahen B. Bonser 14% 63% Single to P (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Guillen Scores; Shealy 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' Glen Perkins facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 10,(3-2)  O KCR M. Aviles G. Perkins -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo G. Perkins -2% 46% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Guillen G. Perkins -1% 45% Groundout: P-3B-1B (Weak 3B)
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 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Span G. Meche 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN A. Casilla G. Meche -2% 45% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O MIN J. Mauer G. Meche 2% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B); Casilla to 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Morneau G. Meche -0% 46% Casilla Steals 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Morneau G. Meche 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR R. Shealy G. Perkins -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen G. Perkins -2% 46% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
t2 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Butler G. Perkins -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
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 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN J. Kubel G. Meche -6% 39% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b2 0-0 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Young G. Meche 1% 40% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Kubel to 3B
b2 0-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R MIN B. Harris G. Meche -7% 33% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Kubel Scores
b2 1-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  MIN N. Punto G. Meche -4% 29% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Harris to 3B
b2 1-0 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  OO MIN C. Gomez G. Meche 10% 39% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon G. Perkins -3% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Buck G. Perkins 3% 39% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t3 0-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Maier G. Perkins -3% 36% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Aviles G. Perkins -3% 33% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN D. Span G. Meche -3% 30% Reached on E3 (Line Drive)
b3 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN A. Casilla G. Meche -2% 27% Span Steals 2B
b3 1-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  MIN A. Casilla G. Meche -6% 22% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to P's Right); Span to 3B
b3 1-0 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  RO MIN J. Mauer G. Meche 1% 23% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF); Span Scores/unER
b3 2-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  MIN J. Morneau G. Meche -2% 21% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Casilla to 2B
b3 2-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  OO MIN J. Kubel G. Meche 6% 27% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo G. Perkins -3% 24% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t4 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Guillen G. Perkins 5% 29% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t4 0-2 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR R. Shealy G. Perkins -4% 25% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen G. Perkins -4% 21% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 6-7-8
b4 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Young G. Meche 2% 23% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Harris G. Meche 1% 24% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN N. Punto G. Meche -1% 23% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b4 2-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN C. Gomez G. Meche -1% 22% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF); Punto to 2B
b4 2-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Span G. Meche 3% 25% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Butler G. Perkins 5% 30% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t5 0-2 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon G. Perkins -4% 25% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t5 0-2 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  KCR J. Buck G. Perkins 11% 36% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Butler to 3B
t5 0-2 1 -23 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Maier G. Perkins 2% 38% Hit By Pitch
t5 0-2 1 123 4,(1-2)  RO KCR M. Aviles G. Perkins -2% 36% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Butler Scores; Buck to 3B
t5 1-2 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo G. Perkins -7% 29% Lineout: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Gil Meche facing 2-3-4
b5 2-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN A. Casilla G. Meche 2% 31% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-1 1 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Mauer G. Meche -2% 29% Walk
b5 2-1 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Morneau G. Meche 3% 32% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Kubel G. Meche 2% 34% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Boof Bonser facing 3-4-5
Boof Bonser replaces Glen Perkins pitching
t6 1-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Guillen B. Bonser 6% 40% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t6 1-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR R. Shealy B. Bonser 9% 49% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Guillen to 2B
t6 1-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Teahen B. Bonser 14% 63% Single to P (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Guillen Scores; Shealy to 2B
t6 2-2 0 12- 3,(2-0)  KCR B. Butler B. Bonser 10% 73% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Shealy to 3B; Teahen to 2B
Craig Breslow replaces Boof Bonser pitching
t6 2-2 0 123 7,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Breslow -9% 64% Strikeout Swinging
Matt Guerrier replaces Craig Breslow pitching
t6 2-2 1 123 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Buck M. Guerrier -11% 53% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm; Teahen to 3B; Butler to 2B
t6 2-2 2 123 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Maier M. Guerrier -11% 42% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Gil Meche facing 6-7-8
b6 2-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Young G. Meche 3% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN B. Harris G. Meche 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b6 2-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN N. Punto G. Meche 2% 50% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Twins' Matt Guerrier facing 1-2-3
t7 2-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR M. Aviles M. Guerrier 6% 56% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
t7 2-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Callaspo M. Guerrier 9% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive); Aviles to 2B
Jesse Crain replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
t7 2-2 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Crain 0% 65% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Aviles to 3B; Callaspo to 2B
t7 2-2 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RR KCR R. Shealy J. Crain 17% 82% Single to 1B (Pop Fly); Aviles Scores; Callaspo Scores
t7 4-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Crain -2% 80% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t7 4-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Crain -2% 78% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Gil Meche facing 9-1-2
b7 2-4 0 --- 7,(2-2)  MIN C. Gomez G. Meche -7% 71% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b7 2-4 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN D. Span G. Meche -3% 68% Gomez Steals 2B
b7 2-4 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  MIN D. Span G. Meche -7% 61% Walk
John Bale replaces Gil Meche pitching
b7 2-4 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O MIN A. Casilla J. Bale 10% 71% Bunt Popfly: 1B (Front of Home)
b7 2-4 1 12- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Mauer J. Bale -11% 60% Walk; Gomez to 3B; Span to 2B
b7 2-4 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO MIN J. Morneau J. Bale 27% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Twins' Dennys Reyes facing 7-8-9
Dennys Reyes replaces Jesse Crain pitching
t8 4-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR A. Gordon D. Reyes 2% 88% Single to LF (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
t8 4-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR J. Buck D. Reyes 2% 90% Gordon Steals 2B
t8 4-2 0 -2- 8,(3-2)  O KCR J. Buck D. Reyes -0% 90% Strikeout Looking, Gordon Steals 3B
t8 4-2 1 --3 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Maier D. Reyes -4% 85% Fielder's Choice P; Gordon out at Hm/P-C-3B-P-SS; Maier to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t8 4-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Aviles D. Reyes 0% 86% Intentional Walk
t8 4-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo D. Reyes -2% 83% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Ramon Ramirez facing 5-6-7
Ramon Ramirez replaces John Bale pitching
Matt Tolbert pinch hits for Jason Kubel (DH) batting 5th
b8 2-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN M. Tolbert R. Ramirez -8% 76% Single to P (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b8 2-4 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  O MIN D. Young R. Ramirez 7% 82% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 2B)
b8 2-4 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  O MIN B. Harris R. Ramirez 6% 88% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b8 2-4 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN N. Punto R. Ramirez -4% 84% Walk; Young to 2B
b8 2-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN C. Gomez R. Ramirez 8% 92% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Twins' Jose Mijares facing 3-4-5
Jose Mijares replaces Dennys Reyes pitching
t9 4-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Mijares -1% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 4-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR R. Shealy J. Mijares -1% 91% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
t9 4-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Mijares -0% 91% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 1-2-3
Joakim Soria replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching
Mike Aviles moves from SS to 2B
Tony Pena replaces Jose Guillen (RF) playing SS batting 3rd
Joey Gathright replaces Alberto Callaspo (2B) playing CF batting 2nd
Mitch Maier moves from CF to RF
b9 2-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN D. Span J. Soria -9% 81% Walk
b9 2-4 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN A. Casilla J. Soria -14% 67% Walk; Span to 2B
b9 2-4 0 12- 3,(1-1)  OO MIN J. Mauer J. Soria 28% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Span to 3B
b9 2-4 2 --3 8,(3-2)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Soria 5% 100% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.

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