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CLE
@DET
6
5
KCR
@MIN
5
7
LAA
@NYY
9
10
OAK
@SEA
7
8
BOS
@TBR
2
6
CHW
@TEX
4
3
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@TOR
4
8
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@ATL
2
7
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@CHC
6
8
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@LAD
0
1
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@MIL
5
2
NYM
@PHI
7
4
CIN
@PIT
4
0
COL
@SFG
2
3
STL
@WSN
6
2
Friday, May 1, 2009, 7:10PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 24,727, Time of Game: 2:42
Royals
5
12-11
 Lost 1 
2nd, ½ GB
at Twins
7
12-11
 Won 3 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Kevin Slowey (4-0)
L: Sidney Ponson (0-4)
S: Joe Nathan (4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  2   0  3  0   0  0  0    5 10  0
Twins           1  0  0   4  2  0   0  0  X    7 10  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
Coco Crisp CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .244 .363 .477 .839 17 12 -0.118 1.27 0.041 -0.159 -1.0 2 0
David DeJesus LF 4 1 2 3 0 0 4 .231 .282 .372 .654 10 8 0.303 1.40 0.333 -0.030 2.8 3 0 2B
Mark Teahen 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .286 .375 .464 .839 20 12 -0.168 1.20 0.000 -0.168 -1.4 1 2
Jose Guillen RF 4 0 3 2 0 0 4 .270 .341 .459 .801 9 6 0.279 1.34 0.304 -0.025 2.3 0 0 2B
Billy Butler 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .246 .358 .406 .764 15 10 -0.141 1.25 0.000 -0.141 -1.2 11 0
Mike Jacobs DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .227 .301 .453 .755 6 5 -0.075 0.97 0.000 -0.075 -0.7
   John Buck PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .293 .362 .683 1.045 5 3 -0.036 1.25 0.000 -0.036 -0.2
Alberto Callaspo 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .371 .423 .543 .966 13 9 -0.034 1.22 0.068 -0.102 -0.2 2 5 2B
Miguel Olivo C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .184 .200 .327 .527 12 10 -0.048 0.96 0.040 -0.088 -0.3 4 0
Mike Aviles SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .213 .229 .313 .541 13 10 0.019 1.38 0.091 -0.072 0.1 1 4 SB
Sidney Ponson P 0 0
   Rob Tejeda P 0 0
   Horacio Ramirez P 0 0
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0
Team Totals 37 5 10 5 0 8 37 .270 .270 .351 .622 120 85 -0.019 1.21 0.877 -0.896 0.2 24 11
2B: A Callaspo (9, off K Slowey); J Guillen (1, off K Slowey); D DeJesus (3, off K Slowey).
TB: J Guillen 4; D DeJesus 3; M Aviles 2; A Callaspo 2; M Olivo; C Crisp.
RBI: D DeJesus 3 (12); J Guillen 2 (7).
2-out RBI: D DeJesus 2; J Guillen 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Callaspo-M Aviles-B Butler; M Aviles-A Callaspo-B Butler.
Baserunning
SB: M Aviles (1, 2nd base off K Slowey/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
Denard Span LF 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .306 .381 .400 .781 19 12 -0.040 0.59 0.025 -0.065 -0.6 2 0 SB
Alexi Casilla 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .167 .231 .208 .439 20 11 -0.051 0.76 0.009 -0.060 -0.3 1 3
Joe Mauer C 3 3 2 1 1 0 4 .667 .750 2.000 2.750 17 8 0.160 0.89 0.212 -0.052 1.0 9 0 HR,2B,GDP
Justin Morneau 1B 3 1 2 3 0 0 4 .330 .380 .593 .973 14 10 0.316 0.99 0.327 -0.011 2.4 10 0 HR,HBP
Jason Kubel DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .300 .333 .550 .883 13 10 -0.102 0.80 0.016 -0.118 -1.0 GDP
Michael Cuddyer RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .225 .315 .338 .653 12 8 -0.005 0.58 0.033 -0.038 -0.3 2 0 3B
Brendan Harris 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .364 .383 .477 .860 14 11 0.100 0.83 0.122 -0.022 0.6 0 2
Carlos Gomez CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .200 .250 .311 .561 14 10 -0.016 0.65 0.033 -0.049 -0.4 1 0 2B
Nick Punto SS 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 .233 .352 .250 .602 16 11 0.119 0.77 0.160 -0.041 1.3 2 3 SB
Kevin Slowey P 0 0
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
   Jose Mijares P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
Team Totals 32 7 10 7 4 4 37 .312 .405 .625 1.030 139 91 0.481 0.75 0.937 -0.456 2.7 27 8
2B: J Mauer (1, off S Ponson); C Gomez (3, off S Ponson).
3B: M Cuddyer (1, off S Ponson).
HR: J Mauer (1, off S Ponson, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF-CF); J Morneau (6, off S Ponson, 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF-RF).
HBP: J Morneau (2, by S Ponson).
TB: J Mauer 6; J Morneau 5; M Cuddyer 3; B Harris 2; C Gomez 2; J Kubel; N Punto.
GIDP: J Kubel (1); J Mauer (1).
RBI: J Morneau 3 (21); N Punto 2 (6); B Harris (4); J Mauer (1).
2-out RBI: N Punto 2; B Harris; J Mauer.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 7.
Baserunning
SB: D Span (6, 2nd base off R Tejeda/M Olivo); N Punto (2, 2nd base off K Farnsworth/M Olivo).

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
Sidney Ponson, L (0-4) 4.1 9 7 7 1 1 2 7.16 23 76 51 29 2 20 9 11 5 0 17 -0.589 0.91 -4.9
Rob Tejeda 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1.04 6 29 17 7 3 7 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.015 0.74 0.1
Horacio Ramirez 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 9.00 4 13 10 6 2 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0.078 0.52 1.5
Kyle Farnsworth 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 8.59 4 21 13 5 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.016 0.24 0.5
Team Totals 8 10 7 7 4 4 2 7.88 37 139 91 47 10 34 14 14 5 0 17 3 0 -0.480 0.75 -2.8

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
Kevin Slowey, W (4-0) 5 8 5 5 0 4 0 5.17 23 76 53 30 9 14 6 13 3 0 35 -0.279 1.28 -2.3
Matt Guerrier, H (3) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 6 12 11 9 0 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.141 0.91 1.1
Jose Mijares, H (2) 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 4 16 10 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.078 1.43 0.5
Joe Nathan, S (4) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.25 4 16 11 7 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.078 1.07 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 0 8 0 5.00 37 120 85 51 14 20 11 18 5 0 35 0 0 0.018 1.21 -0.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: S Ponson (1; J Morneau).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jeff Nelson, 1B - Mark Carlson, 2B - Tim Tschida, 3B - Mike Estabrook.
Time of Game: 2:42.
Attendance: 24,727.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 69° F, Wind 0mph.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Coco Crisp CF 1 Denard Span LF
2 David DeJesus LF 2 Alexi Casilla 2B
3 Mark Teahen 3B 3 Joe Mauer C
4 Jose Guillen RF 4 Justin Morneau 1B
5 Billy Butler 1B 5 Jason Kubel DH
6 Mike Jacobs DH 6 Michael Cuddyer RF
7 Alberto Callaspo 2B 7 Brendan Harris 3B
8 Miguel Olivo C 8 Carlos Gomez CF
9 Mike Aviles SS 9 Nick Punto SS
Sidney Ponson P Kevin Slowey P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 5-5 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  RR MIN J. Morneau S. Ponson 22% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Mauer Scores
t5 3-5 2 -23 2,(0-1)  RR KCR J. Guillen K. Slowey -20% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Crisp Scores; DeJesus Scores
t3 0-1 2 -23 2,(0-1)  RR KCR D. DeJesus K. Slowey -18% 42% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Callaspo Scores; Aviles Scores
b4 3-2 2 -23 4,(1-2)  RR MIN N. Punto S. Ponson 15% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive); Harris Scores; Gomez Scores
t5 2-5 1 12- 4,(1-2)  R KCR D. DeJesus K. Slowey -15% 64% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Olivo Scores; Crisp to 3B

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' Kevin Slowey facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR C. Crisp K. Slowey 2% 52% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus K. Slowey 2% 54% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen K. Slowey 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' Sidney Ponson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Span S. Ponson -2% 53% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN A. Casilla S. Ponson -2% 51% Lineout: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  R MIN J. Mauer S. Ponson 10% 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b1 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN J. Morneau S. Ponson 1% 62% Hit By Pitch
b1 1-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Kubel S. Ponson -2% 60% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Guillen K. Slowey 2% 63% Popfly: 1B
t2 0-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Butler K. Slowey 2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs K. Slowey 1% 65% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Sidney Ponson facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer S. Ponson -2% 63% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Harris S. Ponson -1% 62% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN C. Gomez S. Ponson -1% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR A. Callaspo K. Slowey -7% 54% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t3 0-1 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Olivo K. Slowey 5% 59% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
t3 0-1 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Aviles K. Slowey -5% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive); Callaspo to 3B
t3 0-1 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  O KCR C. Crisp K. Slowey 6% 60% Strikeout Swinging, Aviles Steals 2B
t3 0-1 2 -23 2,(0-1)  RR KCR D. DeJesus K. Slowey -18% 42% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Callaspo Scores; Aviles Scores
t3 2-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Teahen K. Slowey 2% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Sidney Ponson facing 9-1-2
b3 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN N. Punto S. Ponson -3% 41% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b3 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Span S. Ponson -2% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 1-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN A. Casilla S. Ponson -1% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 4-5-6
t4 2-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Guillen K. Slowey -6% 32% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
t4 2-1 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler K. Slowey 4% 36% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t4 2-1 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Jacobs K. Slowey 3% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B; Guillen to 3B
t4 2-1 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo K. Slowey 4% 43% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Sidney Ponson facing 3-4-5
b4 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN J. Mauer S. Ponson 8% 51% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b4 1-2 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R MIN J. Morneau S. Ponson 9% 60% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Mauer Scores
b4 2-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO MIN J. Kubel S. Ponson -9% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b4 2-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Cuddyer S. Ponson 3% 55% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b4 2-2 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R MIN B. Harris S. Ponson 11% 66% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Cuddyer Scores
b4 3-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN C. Gomez S. Ponson 3% 69% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Harris to 3B
b4 3-2 2 -23 4,(1-2)  RR MIN N. Punto S. Ponson 15% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive); Harris Scores; Gomez Scores
b4 5-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Span S. Ponson -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 5.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 8-9-1
t5 2-5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR M. Olivo K. Slowey -4% 79% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t5 2-5 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Aviles K. Slowey 4% 83% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t5 2-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR C. Crisp K. Slowey -4% 79% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Olivo to 2B
t5 2-5 1 12- 4,(1-2)  R KCR D. DeJesus K. Slowey -15% 64% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Olivo Scores; Crisp to 3B
t5 3-5 1 -23 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen K. Slowey 10% 73% Strikeout Swinging
t5 3-5 2 -23 2,(0-1)  RR KCR J. Guillen K. Slowey -20% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Crisp Scores; DeJesus Scores
t5 5-5 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O KCR B. Butler K. Slowey 3% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 5-5, Royals' Sidney Ponson facing 2-3-4
b5 5-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN A. Casilla S. Ponson -3% 54% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b5 5-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Mauer S. Ponson 3% 57% Walk
b5 5-5 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  RR MIN J. Morneau S. Ponson 22% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Mauer Scores
b5 7-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Kubel S. Ponson 2% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Rob Tejeda replaces Sidney Ponson pitching
b5 7-5 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer R. Tejeda -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Kubel to 2B
b5 7-5 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  MIN B. Harris R. Tejeda 1% 81% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Kubel to 3B
b5 7-5 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Gomez R. Tejeda -3% 77% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 7.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-7, Twins' Matt Guerrier facing 6-7-8
Matt Guerrier replaces Kevin Slowey pitching
t6 5-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Jacobs M. Guerrier 3% 81% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
t6 5-7 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo M. Guerrier 2% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 5-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Olivo M. Guerrier 1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 7-5, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 9-1-2
b6 7-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN N. Punto R. Tejeda -1% 83% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b6 7-5 1 --- 8,(3-2)  MIN D. Span R. Tejeda 1% 84% Walk
b6 7-5 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN A. Casilla R. Tejeda 1% 85% Span Steals 2B
b6 7-5 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  MIN A. Casilla R. Tejeda 1% 86% Walk
Horacio Ramirez replaces Rob Tejeda pitching
b6 7-5 1 12- 6,(3-2)  OO MIN J. Mauer H. Ramirez -5% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 7.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-7, Twins' Matt Guerrier facing 9-1-2
t7 5-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Aviles M. Guerrier 4% 85% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t7 5-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR C. Crisp M. Guerrier 2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t7 5-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Guerrier 1% 88% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 7-5, Royals' Horacio Ramirez facing 4-5-6
b7 7-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau H. Ramirez -1% 87% Popfly: 1B
b7 7-5 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O MIN J. Kubel H. Ramirez -1% 87% Strikeout Swinging
b7 7-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cuddyer H. Ramirez -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 7.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-7, Twins' Jose Mijares facing 3-4-5
Jose Mijares replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
t8 5-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Mijares 4% 90% Strikeout Looking
t8 5-7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Guillen J. Mijares -5% 85% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t8 5-7 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Mijares 5% 90% Strikeout Swinging
John Buck pinch hits for Mike Jacobs (DH) batting 6th
t8 5-7 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck J. Mijares 4% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 7-5, Royals' Kyle Farnsworth facing 7-8-9
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Horacio Ramirez pitching
b8 7-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN B. Harris K. Farnsworth -1% 93% Strikeout Looking
b8 7-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN C. Gomez K. Farnsworth -1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b8 7-5 2 --- 8,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto K. Farnsworth 0% 93% Walk
b8 7-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN D. Span K. Farnsworth 0% 93% Punto Steals 2B
b8 7-5 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Span K. Farnsworth -1% 92% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 7.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-7, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 7-8-9
Joe Nathan replaces Jose Mijares pitching
t9 5-7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Nathan 4% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 5-7 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Nathan 3% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-7 2 --- 6,(2-2)  KCR M. Aviles J. Nathan -2% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t9 5-7 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Crisp J. Nathan 4% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 7.

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  • 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.

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