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CLE
@DET
7
9
KCR
@MIN
10
7
 
(11)
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@NYY
8
4
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@SEA
3
2
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@TBR
10
6
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@TEX
6
9
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@TOR
4
5
 
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@ATL
5
1
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6
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4
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5
6
 
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@PIT
6
8
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@SFG
5
1
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@WSN
1
6
Saturday, May 2, 2009, 6:10PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 29,061, Time of Game: 4:20
Royals
10
13-11
 Won 1 
1st
at Twins
7
12-12
 Lost 1 
4th, 1 GB
W: Joakim Soria (1-0)
L: Craig Breslow (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10 11    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  1  0   0  1  2   1  1  0   0  3   10 15  2
Twins           0  3  0   0  1  2   0  1  0   0  0    7 14  2

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Coco Crisp CF 5 2 2 0 1 0 .253 .854 30 20 0.057 1.61 0.209 -0.152 0.0 3 0 2B,GDP
Willie Bloomquist 2B-RF 5 2 3 1 1 1 .368 .994 23 15 0.373 2.03 0.464 -0.092 2.3 1 4 HR,2·SB
Billy Butler 1B 6 1 1 1 0 0 .240 .731 21 13 -0.032 2.03 0.156 -0.188 -0.9 9 0 GDP
Jose Guillen RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 .262 .755 18 9 -0.254 1.75 0.011 -0.265 -1.2 0 1 GDP
   Mitch Maier RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .570 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Teahen PH-3B 0 1 0 0 1 0 .286 .846 4 0 0.031 5.07 0.031 0.000 0.4 0 0
John Buck DH 5 0 0 1 1 1 .261 .948 24 15 0.072 2.16 0.229 -0.157 0.5
Alberto Callaspo 3B-2B 6 3 3 1 0 0 .382 .994 21 12 0.102 1.40 0.192 -0.090 0.5 2 1 2·2B
David DeJesus LF 5 1 2 1 1 1 .241 .670 17 11 -0.006 1.42 0.105 -0.111 0.4 8 1
Miguel Olivo C 4 0 2 3 0 0 .208 .627 15 10 0.618 1.81 0.648 -0.029 3.7 6 1 3B,2·HBP
Mike Aviles SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 .214 .539 14 8 -0.077 1.18 0.027 -0.104 -0.5 2 2
   Tony Pena SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .083 12 9 -0.129 2.48 0.000 -0.129 -1.2 2 2
Brian Bannister P 0 0
   Jamey Wright P 0 0
   Juan Cruz P 0 0
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
Team Totals 47 10 15 8 5 5 .319 .897 199 122 0.755 1.83 2.072 -1.317 4.2 33 12
2B: C Crisp (7, off G Perkins); A Callaspo 2 (11, 1 off L Ayala, 1 off G Perkins).
3B: M Olivo (1, off G Perkins).
HR: W Bloomquist (1, off G Perkins; 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF-CF).
HBP: M Olivo 2 (2, by M Guerrier, by R Dickey).
TB: W Bloomquist 6; A Callaspo 5; M Olivo 4; C Crisp 3; D DeJesus 2; J Guillen; B Butler; M Aviles.
GIDP: B Butler (3); C Crisp (3); J Guillen (1).
RBI: M Olivo 3 (7); W Bloomquist (5); J Buck (16); D DeJesus (13); A Callaspo (7); B Butler (9).
2-out RBI: M Olivo 2; D DeJesus; W Bloomquist.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 5 for 17.
Fielding
DP: 2. D DeJesus-M Aviles-A Callaspo; A Callaspo-T Pena-B Butler.
PB: M Olivo (3).
E: C Crisp (2); M Aviles (3).
Outfield Assists: D DeJesus (N Punto at 3rd base); J Guillen (J Crede at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: W Bloomquist 2 (3, 2nd base off L Ayala/J Mauer, 2nd base off J Nathan/J Mauer).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Denard Span CF-LF 5 1 1 1 0 0 .300 .768 14 9 -0.118 2.19 0.128 -0.246 -0.2 2 0 HBP
Alexi Casilla 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .160 .432 21 15 -0.160 1.36 0.026 -0.186 -1.7 3 4
   Jason Kubel PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .296 .873 5 3 -0.090 3.46 0.000 -0.090 -0.5
   Brendan Harris 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .356 .842 5 3 -0.025 0.97 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 1 3
Joe Mauer C 6 0 4 1 0 0 .667 1.922 21 14 0.149 1.21 0.247 -0.099 1.5 5 1 2B
   Jose Morales PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .349 .810 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Justin Morneau DH 5 0 0 0 1 1 .313 .930 20 12 -0.190 1.43 0.008 -0.197 -1.6 GDP,IW
Joe Crede 3B 5 1 2 0 0 0 .225 .712 22 15 0.028 1.32 0.113 -0.086 -0.2 1 4
Michael Cuddyer RF 4 3 2 1 1 1 .238 .711 24 13 0.362 2.53 0.495 -0.132 1.9 0 0 HR
Brian Buscher 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 .217 .705 16 12 0.073 2.12 0.300 -0.227 -0.6 13 0 2B
Delmon Young LF 4 2 3 2 0 1 .276 .651 14 8 0.417 1.86 0.428 -0.011 2.9 1 0 SB
   Carlos Gomez PR-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .549 5 3 -0.112 2.54 0.000 -0.112 -0.5 1 0
Nick Punto SS 3 0 1 1 1 0 .238 .609 22 13 -0.078 2.28 0.152 -0.231 0.2 6 7 SF
Glen Perkins P 0 0
   Luis Ayala P 0 0
   Jose Mijares P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
   Craig Breslow P 0 0
   R.A. Dickey P 0 0
Team Totals 43 7 14 6 4 6 .326 .830 189 120 0.256 1.85 1.897 -1.642 1.2 33 19
2B: B Buscher (1, off R Mahay); J Mauer (2, off B Bannister).
HR: M Cuddyer (2, off B Bannister; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
SF: N Punto (1, off B Bannister).
IBB: J Morneau (3, by B Bannister).
HBP: D Span (3, by B Bannister).
TB: M Cuddyer 5; J Mauer 5; D Young 3; B Buscher 2; J Crede 2; D Span; N Punto.
GIDP: J Morneau (3).
RBI: D Young 2 (11); D Span (13); N Punto (7); J Mauer (2); M Cuddyer (8).
2-out RBI: J Mauer.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 3. A Casilla-N Punto-B Buscher 2; J Crede-B Buscher.
E: N Punto (2); A Casilla (2).
Baserunning
SB: D Young (2, 2nd base off B Bannister/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
Brian Bannister 5.1 8 6 3 2 4 1 1.96 27 94 64 38 5 21 6 14 5 0 36 -0.478 1.20 -3.0
Jamey Wright 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.84 5 18 12 7 2 3 2 3 1 0 2 1 0.077 1.59 0.7
Juan Cruz, BS (1) 0.2 1 1 1 2 0 0 2.38 5 24 10 4 1 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 -0.275 3.28 -0.9
Ron Mahay 1.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 5.87 7 34 21 15 2 4 1 5 1 0 2 0 0.175 2.51 0.8
Joakim Soria, W (1-0) 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.35 5 19 13 6 3 4 3 1 1 0 1 0 0.248 2.54 1.2
Team Totals 11 14 7 4 4 6 1 3.27 49 189 120 70 13 37 12 26 9 0 36 5 1 -0.253 1.85 -1.2

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 6 10 5 5 0 4 1 3.34 27 84 57 38 8 11 12 11 1 0 36 -0.304 1.12 -1.8
Luis Ayala, BS (2) 1.1 3 2 1 0 1 0 5.84 6 23 15 10 2 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 -0.140 2.07 -0.6
Jose Mijares 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 11 8 6 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 -0.143 2.24 -0.3
Joe Nathan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.00 4 25 16 11 2 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0.144 2.99 0.5
Matt Guerrier 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.15 5 16 8 8 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.143 2.48 0.5
Craig Breslow, L (0-1) 0.1 0 3 3 3 0 0 8.10 4 21 7 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.213 3.63 -1.1
R.A. Dickey 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.40 5 19 11 9 1 1 2 1 1 0 3 3 -0.242 1.79 -1.4
Team Totals 11 15 10 9 5 5 1 7.36 54 199 122 85 14 23 25 17 4 0 36 4 4 -0.755 1.83 -4.2
Balks: None.
WP: J Cruz (1); R Mahay (1); J Soria (2).
HBP: B Bannister (1; D Span); M Guerrier (1; M Olivo); R Dickey (1; M Olivo).
IBB: B Bannister (1; J Morneau).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mark Carlson, 1B - Tim Tschida, 2B - Mike Estabrook, 3B - Jeff Nelson.
Time of Game: 4:20.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 0mph.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 3-4 2 12- 3,(0-2)  RR KCR M. Olivo G. Perkins 31% 64% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Callaspo Scores; DeJesus Scores
t8 6-6 2 --3 4,(1-2)  R KCR M. Olivo J. Mijares 23% 71% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Callaspo Scores/No RBI/unER
b2 0-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RR MIN D. Young B. Bannister -21% 40% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Crede Scores/unER; Cuddyer Scores/unER/No RBI/Adv on E8 (throw); Young to 3B
b10 7-7 1 --3 5,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. Soria 20% 37% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t11 7-7 1 123 8,(3-2)  R KCR J. Buck R. Dickey 18% 90% Walk; Crisp Scores; Butler to 3B; Teahen 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 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR C. Crisp G. Perkins 6% 56% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 4,(0-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist G. Perkins 6% 62% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Crisp to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  ROO KCR B. Butler G. Perkins -6% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Crisp Scores/No RBI
t1 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Guillen G. Perkins 1% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 1-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Buck G. Perkins -2% 55% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Span B. Bannister 2% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN A. Casilla B. Bannister -3% 55% Walk
b1 0-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Mauer B. Bannister -4% 51% Single to 3B (Pop Fly to Deep SS-3B Hole); Casilla to 2B
b1 0-1 1 12- 3,(0-2)  OO MIN J. Morneau B. Bannister 9% 60% Strikeout Swinging; Casilla out at 3B/C-3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Callaspo G. Perkins 6% 66% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t2 1-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus G. Perkins -1% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Callaspo to 3B
t2 1-0 1 --3 2,(0-1)  R KCR M. Olivo G. Perkins 5% 70% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Callaspo Scores
t2 2-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Aviles G. Perkins 3% 72% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Olivo to 2B
t2 2-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR C. Crisp G. Perkins -7% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN J. Crede B. Bannister -4% 61% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Crede to 1B
b2 0-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  MIN M. Cuddyer B. Bannister -6% 55% Single to CF (Line Drive); Crede to 2B
b2 0-2 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Buscher B. Bannister 6% 61% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b2 0-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RR MIN D. Young B. Bannister -21% 40% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Crede Scores/unER; Cuddyer Scores/unER/No RBI/Adv on E8 (throw); Young to 3B
b2 2-2 1 --3 2,(0-1)  RO MIN N. Punto B. Bannister -2% 38% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Young Scores/unER
b2 3-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Span B. Bannister 1% 39% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 3.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 2-3-4
t3 2-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist G. Perkins -3% 36% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t3 2-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Butler G. Perkins -2% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 2-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen G. Perkins -1% 33% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 2-3-4
b3 3-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN A. Casilla B. Bannister 2% 35% Strikeout Looking
b3 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN J. Mauer B. Bannister -2% 33% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b3 3-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Morneau B. Bannister 3% 36% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
b3 3-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Crede B. Bannister 2% 38% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 3.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 5-6-7
t4 2-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Buck G. Perkins 5% 43% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Buck to 1B
t4 2-3 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo G. Perkins -4% 38% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t4 2-3 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus G. Perkins -4% 35% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Olivo G. Perkins -3% 32% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 6-7-8
b4 3-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer B. Bannister 2% 34% Strikeout Swinging
b4 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Buscher B. Bannister 2% 35% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
b4 3-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN D. Young B. Bannister 1% 36% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 9-1-2
t5 2-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Aviles G. Perkins -3% 33% Popfly: 2B
t5 2-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR C. Crisp G. Perkins -2% 31% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t5 2-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R KCR W. Bloomquist G. Perkins 14% 45% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t5 3-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler G. Perkins -2% 43% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 9-1-2
b5 3-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN N. Punto B. Bannister 3% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 3-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN D. Span B. Bannister -3% 43% Hit By Pitch
b5 3-3 1 1-- 5,(0-2)  O MIN A. Casilla B. Bannister 4% 47% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b5 3-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  R MIN J. Mauer B. Bannister -16% 31% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Span Scores
b5 4-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Morneau B. Bannister -1% 30% Intentional Walk
b5 4-3 2 12- 10,(3-2)  O MIN J. Crede B. Bannister 4% 34% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 4.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Twins' Glen Perkins facing 4-5-6
t6 3-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Guillen G. Perkins -4% 31% Popfly: SS (Weak SS-2B)
t6 3-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Buck G. Perkins -3% 28% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 3-4 2 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR A. Callaspo G. Perkins 2% 30% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 3-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR D. DeJesus G. Perkins 3% 33% Single to LF (Line Drive); Callaspo to 2B
t6 3-4 2 12- 3,(0-2)  RR KCR M. Olivo G. Perkins 31% 64% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Callaspo Scores; DeJesus Scores
t6 5-4 2 --3 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Aviles G. Perkins -4% 60% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 6-7-8
b6 4-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R MIN M. Cuddyer B. Bannister -18% 42% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b6 5-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN B. Buscher B. Bannister 3% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 5-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN D. Young B. Bannister -4% 42% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b6 5-5 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN N. Punto B. Bannister -3% 39% Young Steals 2B
b6 5-5 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto B. Bannister -7% 33% Single to LF (Line Drive); Young to 3B
Jamey Wright replaces Brian Bannister pitching
b6 5-5 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  R MIN D. Span J. Wright -10% 23% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Young Scores; Punto to 2B
b6 6-5 1 12- 4,(1-2)  OO MIN A. Casilla J. Wright 8% 31% Fly Ball Double Play: LF; Punto out at 3B/LF-SS-3B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 6.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-6, Twins' Luis Ayala facing 1-2-3
Luis Ayala replaces Glen Perkins pitching
t7 5-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR C. Crisp L. Ayala 7% 38% Single to 3B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 3B)
t7 5-6 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist L. Ayala -7% 32% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t7 5-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Butler L. Ayala 3% 35% Bloomquist Steals 2B
t7 5-6 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  R KCR B. Butler L. Ayala 16% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bloomquist Scores
t7 6-6 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO KCR J. Guillen L. Ayala -9% 41% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Tied 6-6, Royals' Jamey Wright facing 3-4-5
b7 6-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Wright 4% 45% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b7 6-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Wright 3% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b7 6-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Crede J. Wright 2% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Crede out at 2B/RF-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 6.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 6-6, Twins' Luis Ayala facing 5-6-7
t8 6-6 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck L. Ayala -5% 45% Strikeout Looking
t8 6-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR A. Callaspo L. Ayala 9% 54% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
Jose Mijares replaces Luis Ayala pitching
t8 6-6 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Mijares -6% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Callaspo to 3B
t8 6-6 2 --3 4,(1-2)  R KCR M. Olivo J. Mijares 23% 71% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Callaspo Scores/No RBI/unER
t8 7-6 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Aviles J. Mijares -3% 68% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 6-7, Royals' Juan Cruz facing 6-7-8
Juan Cruz replaces Jamey Wright pitching
Tony Pena replaces Mike Aviles playing SS batting 9th
b8 6-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Cuddyer J. Cruz -10% 59% Walk
b8 6-7 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN B. Buscher J. Cruz -7% 51% Wild Pitch; Cuddyer to 2B
b8 6-7 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Buscher J. Cruz 12% 63% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
b8 6-7 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  MIN D. Young J. Cruz -9% 54% Passed Ball; Cuddyer to 3B
b8 6-7 1 --3 4,(2-1)  R MIN D. Young J. Cruz -15% 39% Single to RF (Line Drive); Cuddyer Scores
Carlos Gomez pinch runs for Delmon Young (LF) batting 8th
b8 7-7 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto J. Cruz -6% 33% Walk; Gomez to 2B
b8 7-7 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O MIN D. Span J. Cruz 8% 41% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
Ron Mahay replaces Juan Cruz pitching
Jason Kubel pinch hits for Alexi Casilla (2B) batting 2nd
b8 7-7 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel R. Mahay 9% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 7.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 7-7, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 1-2-3
Joe Nathan replaces Jose Mijares pitching
Brendan Harris replaces Jason Kubel (PH) playing 2B batting 2nd
Denard Span moves from CF to LF
Carlos Gomez moves from PR to CF
t9 7-7 0 --- 12,(3-2)  O KCR C. Crisp J. Nathan -6% 44% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t9 7-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist J. Nathan 6% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t9 7-7 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR B. Butler J. Nathan 6% 56% Bloomquist Steals 2B
t9 7-7 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Nathan -8% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Bloomquist to 3B
t9 7-7 2 --3 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Nathan -12% 36% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 7.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Tied 7-7, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 3-4-5
Mitch Maier replaces Jose Guillen playing RF batting 4th
b9 7-7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN J. Mauer R. Mahay 6% 42% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b9 7-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Morneau R. Mahay 5% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 7-7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN J. Crede R. Mahay -3% 43% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b9 7-7 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  MIN M. Cuddyer R. Mahay -4% 39% Wild Pitch; Crede to 2B
b9 7-7 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer R. Mahay 11% 50% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 7.
Top of the 10th, Royals Batting, Tied 7-7, Twins' Matt Guerrier facing 5-6-7
Matt Guerrier replaces Joe Nathan pitching
t10 7-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Buck M. Guerrier -6% 44% Flyball: LF
t10 7-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo M. Guerrier -5% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
t10 7-7 2 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR D. DeJesus M. Guerrier 3% 42% Walk
t10 7-7 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Olivo M. Guerrier 5% 47% Hit By Pitch; DeJesus to 2B
t10 7-7 2 12- 7,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pena M. Guerrier -12% 36% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 7.
Bottom of the 10th, Twins Batting, Tied 7-7, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 7-8-9
b10 7-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN B. Buscher R. Mahay -17% 18% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b10 7-7 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN C. Gomez R. Mahay 11% 30% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
Joakim Soria replaces Ron Mahay pitching
b10 7-7 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  MIN N. Punto J. Soria -13% 17% Wild Pitch; Buscher to 3B
b10 7-7 1 --3 5,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. Soria 20% 37% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b10 7-7 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Span J. Soria 13% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 7.
Top of the 11th, Royals Batting, Tied 7-7, Twins' Craig Breslow facing 1-2-3
Craig Breslow replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
t11 7-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR C. Crisp C. Breslow 8% 58% Walk
t11 7-7 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR W. Bloomquist C. Breslow 12% 70% Walk; Crisp to 2B
t11 7-7 0 12- 6,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler C. Breslow -2% 68% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Crisp to 3B
Mark Teahen pinch hits for Mitch Maier (RF) batting 4th
t11 7-7 1 1-3 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Teahen C. Breslow 3% 71% Walk; Butler to 2B
R.A. Dickey replaces Craig Breslow pitching
t11 7-7 1 123 8,(3-2)  R KCR J. Buck R. Dickey 18% 90% Walk; Crisp Scores; Butler to 3B; Teahen to 2B
t11 8-7 1 123 3,(1-1)  RO KCR A. Callaspo R. Dickey 3% 92% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Butler Scores; Teahen to 3B
t11 9-7 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R KCR D. DeJesus R. Dickey 4% 96% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Teahen Scores; Callaspo to 2B
t11 10-7 2 12- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Olivo R. Dickey 0% 97% Hit By Pitch; Callaspo to 3B; DeJesus to 2B
t11 10-7 2 123 5,(2-2)  O KCR T. Pena R. Dickey -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
3 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 10, Twins 7.
Bottom of the 11th, Twins Batting, Behind 7-10, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 2-3-4
Alberto Callaspo moves from 3B to 2B
Mark Teahen moves from PH to 3B
Willie Bloomquist moves from 2B to RF
b11 7-10 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Harris J. Soria 3% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b11 7-10 1 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN J. Mauer J. Soria -3% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
Jose Morales pinch runs for Joe Mauer (C) batting 3rd
b11 7-10 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO MIN J. Morneau J. Soria 5% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, Twins 7.

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