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@DET
1
3
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@MIN
7
5
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@SEA
7
8
 
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@TBR
3
5
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@TEX
1
5
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@TOR
3
4
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@ATL
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@CHC
4
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@LAD
3
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@MIL
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@PIT
5
0
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@SFG
0
1
 
(10)
Sunday, May 3, 2009, 1:10PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 31,845, Time of Game: 3:04
Royals
7
14-11
 Won 2 
1st
at Twins
5
12-13
 Lost 2 
4th, 2 GB
W: Gil Meche (2-2)
L: Scott Baker (0-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   5  1  1    7 10  3
Twins           1  0  0   1  0  2   0  0  1    5 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 4 0 0 1 0 0 5 .242 .354 .463 .817 13 11 -0.061 0.72 0.012 -0.073 -0.8 1 0 SF
Willie Bloomquist SS 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .372 .462 .558 1.020 19 13 0.056 0.68 0.110 -0.054 0.1 2 3 3B
Mark Teahen 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .287 .386 .460 .846 18 9 0.031 0.99 0.062 -0.031 0.6 1 1
Jose Guillen DH 3 1 2 4 1 0 4 .289 .360 .533 .893 15 10 0.237 1.32 0.251 -0.014 2.4 HR,2B
Mike Jacobs 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .228 .299 .443 .742 23 15 -0.019 1.30 0.069 -0.088 -0.6 9 1
   Billy Butler 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .345 .387 .731 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
David DeJesus LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .241 .295 .368 .663 18 10 0.043 1.29 0.103 -0.060 -0.1 0 0
Alberto Callaspo 2B 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .380 .432 .570 1.001 17 7 0.150 1.26 0.187 -0.037 0.7 0 5 2B
John Buck C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .260 .333 .580 .913 17 11 -0.067 0.86 0.012 -0.078 -0.3 7 1
Mitch Maier RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .182 .333 .227 .561 15 12 -0.036 0.69 0.019 -0.054 0.2 4 0
Gil Meche P 1 1
   Horacio Ramirez P 0 0
   Jamey Wright P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
Team Totals 34 7 10 7 3 5 38 .294 .342 .500 .842 155 98 0.334 1.00 0.825 -0.489 2.2 27 12
2B: A Callaspo (12, off L Ayala); J Guillen (2, off R Dickey).
3B: W Bloomquist (2, off R Dickey).
HR: J Guillen (3, off S Baker, 7th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to CF-RF).
SF: C Crisp (1, off R Dickey).
TB: J Guillen 6; W Bloomquist 4; A Callaspo 2; J Buck; M Maier; M Teahen; M Jacobs; D DeJesus.
RBI: J Guillen 4 (11); A Callaspo 2 (9); C Crisp (10).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 4 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Callaspo-W Bloomquist-M Jacobs.
E: J Soria (1); J Buck (3); W Bloomquist (1).

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 CF 4 2 1 0 1 0 5 .298 .380 .383 .763 22 12 0.092 0.87 0.124 -0.032 0.7 3 0 SB
Brendan Harris 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .327 .346 .429 .775 15 8 -0.126 1.16 0.000 -0.126 -1.0 1 1
   Joe Mauer PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .700 .727 1.200 1.927 3 2 0.030 0.59 0.030 0.000 0.9
   Alexi Casilla PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .232 .200 .432 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Justin Morneau 1B 5 1 3 0 0 1 5 .327 .378 .584 .963 19 13 0.151 1.12 0.210 -0.058 1.7 2 1 2·2B
Jason Kubel DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .294 .326 .541 .867 15 10 -0.074 1.60 0.088 -0.162 -0.2 2B
Michael Cuddyer RF 3 1 2 2 1 0 4 .253 .347 .402 .749 18 9 0.058 1.02 0.104 -0.046 1.3 4 0 2B,SB
Brian Buscher 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .185 .313 .296 .609 18 11 -0.091 0.98 0.000 -0.091 -1.2 4 0
Delmon Young LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .274 .303 .339 .642 17 10 -0.043 0.74 0.038 -0.081 -0.1 4 2
Jose Morales C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .340 .380 .404 .784 18 14 -0.037 0.69 0.022 -0.059 -0.6 6 0
Nick Punto SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .224 .338 .239 .576 20 14 -0.126 1.02 0.000 -0.126 -1.2 2 2 GDP
Scott Baker P 0 0
   Luis Ayala P 0 0
   R.A. Dickey P 1 0
Team Totals 37 5 10 4 2 7 39 .270 .308 .378 .686 165 103 -0.166 1.04 0.616 -0.781 0.2 27 6
2B: J Kubel (7, off G Meche); M Cuddyer (5, off G Meche); J Morneau 2 (8, 1 off G Meche, 1 off H Ramirez).
TB: J Morneau 5; M Cuddyer 3; J Kubel 2; D Span; D Young; J Morales; J Mauer.
GIDP: N Punto (3).
RBI: M Cuddyer 2 (10); J Mauer (3); D Young (12).
2-out RBI: D Young; J Mauer.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: D Young (A Callaspo at 3rd base); D Young (M Teahen at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: D Span (7, 2nd base off G Meche/J Buck); M Cuddyer (3, 2nd 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 (2-2) 6 7 4 4 2 3 0 4.14 26 116 68 41 6 21 14 7 1 0 43 -0.084 0.81 -0.8
Horacio Ramirez, H (1) 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 8.18 5 18 13 8 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.111 2.42 0.5
Jamey Wright, H (3) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.72 3 12 9 4 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.094 1.21 0.5
Joakim Soria, S (6) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.17 5 19 13 7 0 6 3 2 2 0 0 0 0.045 0.80 -0.5
Team Totals 9 10 5 4 2 7 0 4.00 39 165 103 60 12 31 18 12 3 0 43 0 0 0.166 1.04 -0.2

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
Scott Baker, L (0-4) 6 5 5 5 1 4 1 9.15 24 104 69 45 11 13 3 16 2 0 45 -0.068 1.02 -0.8
Luis Ayala, BS (3) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 3 17 10 6 1 3 0 3 1 0 2 2 -0.146 1.57 -0.5
R.A. Dickey 2 4 2 2 2 1 0 5.93 11 34 19 12 1 6 3 5 2 0 0 0 -0.121 0.79 -0.9
Team Totals 9 10 7 7 3 5 1 7.00 38 155 98 63 13 22 6 24 5 0 45 2 2 -0.335 1.00 -2.2
S Baker faced 5 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: G Meche (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Tschida, 1B - Mike Estabrook, 2B - Jeff Nelson, 3B - Mark Carlson.
Time of Game: 3:04.
Attendance: 31,845.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 69° F, Wind 0mph.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Coco Crisp CF 1 Denard Span CF
2 Willie Bloomquist SS 2 Brendan Harris 2B
3 Mark Teahen 3B 3 Justin Morneau 1B
4 Jose Guillen DH 4 Jason Kubel DH
5 Mike Jacobs 1B 5 Michael Cuddyer RF
6 David DeJesus LF 6 Brian Buscher 3B
7 Alberto Callaspo 2B 7 Delmon Young LF
8 John Buck C 8 Jose Morales C
9 Mitch Maier RF 9 Nick Punto SS
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
t7 3-4 0 12- 6,(3-2)  RRO KCR A. Callaspo L. Ayala 18% 66% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Jacobs Scores; DeJesus Scores; Callaspo out at 3B/LF-SS-3B
t7 0-4 0 12- 3,(0-2)  RRR KCR J. Guillen S. Baker 17% 31% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Bloomquist Scores; Teahen Scores
b7 4-5 2 -23 6,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel H. Ramirez 13% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-4 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. DeJesus S. Baker 10% 48% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Jacobs to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  R MIN J. Morneau G. Meche -9% 34% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Span Scores/Adv on E6 (throw)/No RBI; Morneau 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 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR C. Crisp S. Baker -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist S. Baker -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Baker -1% 45% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
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,(3-1)  MIN D. Span G. Meche -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  MIN B. Harris G. Meche -2% 39% Span Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O MIN B. Harris G. Meche 4% 43% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  R MIN J. Morneau G. Meche -9% 34% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Span Scores/Adv on E6 (throw)/No RBI; Morneau to 2B
b1 1-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel G. Meche 3% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Morneau to 3B
b1 1-0 2 --3 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Cuddyer G. Meche -1% 36% Walk
b1 1-0 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Buscher G. Meche 4% 40% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Scott Baker facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Guillen S. Baker 4% 44% Walk
t2 0-1 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs S. Baker -4% 40% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t2 0-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus S. Baker -3% 37% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo S. Baker -2% 35% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN D. Young G. Meche 2% 37% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b2 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Morales G. Meche -2% 34% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b2 1-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  OO MIN N. Punto G. Meche 5% 39% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Scott Baker facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Buck S. Baker -3% 36% Lineout: 2B
t3 0-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Maier S. Baker -2% 34% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 0-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Crisp S. Baker -1% 33% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 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 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Span G. Meche 2% 35% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 1-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN B. Harris G. Meche 2% 37% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 1-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Morneau G. Meche 1% 38% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Scott Baker facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist S. Baker -3% 35% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
t4 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Baker -2% 33% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen S. Baker -1% 32% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 4-5-6
b4 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Kubel G. Meche -6% 26% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b4 1-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Cuddyer G. Meche -3% 23% Wild Pitch; Kubel to 3B
b4 1-0 0 --3 6,(2-2)  R MIN M. Cuddyer G. Meche -5% 17% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Kubel Scores
b4 2-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O MIN B. Buscher G. Meche 1% 18% Groundout: 1B-P; Cuddyer to 3B
b4 2-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Young G. Meche 4% 22% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 2-0 2 --3 8,(3-2)  O MIN J. Morales G. Meche 3% 25% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 5-6-7
t5 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs S. Baker -3% 22% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t5 0-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus S. Baker -2% 20% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t5 0-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo S. Baker -1% 19% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
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 9-1-2
b5 2-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN N. Punto G. Meche 2% 21% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN D. Span G. Meche 1% 22% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b5 2-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN B. Harris G. Meche 1% 23% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Scott Baker facing 8-9-1
t6 0-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck S. Baker -3% 19% Strikeout Swinging
t6 0-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Maier S. Baker -2% 17% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t6 0-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR C. Crisp S. Baker -1% 16% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 3-4-5
b6 2-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Morneau G. Meche -4% 12% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b6 2-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Kubel G. Meche 0% 13% Flyball: RF; Morneau to 3B
b6 2-0 1 --3 3,(2-0)  R MIN M. Cuddyer G. Meche -3% 9% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Morneau Scores
b6 3-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O MIN B. Buscher G. Meche 0% 9% Strikeout Swinging, Cuddyer Steals 2B; Cuddyer to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
b6 3-0 2 --3 7,(3-2)  R MIN D. Young G. Meche -4% 6% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Cuddyer Scores
b6 4-0 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O MIN J. Morales G. Meche 1% 6% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Scott Baker facing 2-3-4
t7 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR W. Bloomquist S. Baker 3% 9% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t7 0-4 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Teahen S. Baker 5% 14% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Bloomquist to 2B
t7 0-4 0 12- 3,(0-2)  RRR KCR J. Guillen S. Baker 17% 31% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Bloomquist Scores; Teahen Scores
t7 3-4 0 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR M. Jacobs S. Baker 7% 38% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t7 3-4 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. DeJesus S. Baker 10% 48% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Jacobs to 2B
Luis Ayala replaces Scott Baker pitching
t7 3-4 0 12- 6,(3-2)  RRO KCR A. Callaspo L. Ayala 18% 66% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Jacobs Scores; DeJesus Scores; Callaspo out at 3B/LF-SS-3B
t7 5-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Buck L. Ayala -2% 64% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t7 5-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier L. Ayala -1% 63% Lineout: LF
5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Horacio Ramirez facing 9-1-2
Horacio Ramirez replaces Gil Meche pitching
b7 4-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN N. Punto H. Ramirez 5% 68% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN D. Span H. Ramirez -5% 63% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b7 4-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN B. Harris H. Ramirez 6% 69% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b7 4-5 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  MIN J. Morneau H. Ramirez -8% 61% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Span to 3B
b7 4-5 2 -23 6,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel H. Ramirez 13% 74% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Twins' R.A. Dickey facing 1-2-3
R.A. Dickey replaces Luis Ayala pitching
t8 5-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR C. Crisp R. Dickey -2% 72% Flyball: CF
t8 5-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist R. Dickey 8% 80% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t8 5-4 1 --3 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Teahen R. Dickey 1% 81% Walk
t8 5-4 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO KCR J. Guillen R. Dickey 4% 85% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Bloomquist Scores; Teahen out at Hm/LF-SS-C
t8 6-4 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs R. Dickey -2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-6, Royals' Jamey Wright facing 5-6-7
Jamey Wright replaces Horacio Ramirez pitching
Billy Butler replaces Mike Jacobs playing 1B batting 5th
b8 4-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Wright 5% 87% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b8 4-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Buscher J. Wright 3% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Young J. Wright 2% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Twins' R.A. Dickey facing 6-7-8
t9 6-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus R. Dickey -1% 91% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t9 6-4 1 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR A. Callaspo R. Dickey 1% 92% Walk
t9 6-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Buck R. Dickey 1% 93% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Callaspo to 2B
t9 6-4 1 12- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Maier R. Dickey 2% 95% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Callaspo to 3B; Buck to 2B
t9 6-4 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO KCR C. Crisp R. Dickey 1% 96% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Callaspo Scores; Buck to 3B
t9 7-4 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O KCR W. Bloomquist R. Dickey -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-7, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 8-9-1
Joakim Soria replaces Jamey Wright pitching
b9 4-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Morales J. Soria 3% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 4-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. Soria 1% 99% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b9 4-7 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN D. Span J. Soria -1% 98% Reached on E1 (throw) (Ground Ball to Front of Home); Span to 2B
Joe Mauer pinch hits for Brendan Harris (2B) batting 2nd
b9 4-7 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R MIN J. Mauer J. Soria -3% 95% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Span Scores/unER
Alexi Casilla pinch runs for Joe Mauer (PH) batting 2nd
b9 5-7 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Soria 5% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 5.

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  • 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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