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Standings
DET
@BOS
2
0
TEX
@CLE
4
1
KCR
@MIN
5
4
NYY
@SEA
11
1
PHI
@CHC
6
1
WSN
@CIN
0
7
PIT
@COL
1
10
HOU
@FLA
2
9
SDP
@MIL
9
12
Thursday, August 13, 2009, 12:10PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 32,373, Time of Game: 3:04
Royals
5
45-69
 Won 1 
5th, 15 GB
at Twins
4
55-59
 Lost 1 
3rd, 5 GB
W: Gil Meche (5-9)
L: Carl Pavano (10-9)
S: Joakim Soria (19)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  3   1  0  0   0  0  0    5  8  0
Twins           1  0  0   0  3  0   0  0  0    4  7  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
David DeJesus LF 4 1 1 0 1 2 5 .266 .335 .414 .749 21 11 0.012 0.99 0.114 -0.101 -0.1 2 0 3B,SB
Willie Bloomquist CF 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 .257 .302 .357 .659 17 10 0.044 1.22 0.104 -0.059 0.3 0 0
Billy Butler 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .300 .353 .479 .832 9 9 0.146 0.89 0.165 -0.019 1.6 11 0 2B
   Josh Anderson PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .274 .299 .574 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Mike Jacobs DH 4 0 0 1 0 2 4 .233 .306 .426 .732 16 11 -0.065 0.99 0.005 -0.070 -0.8
Alberto Callaspo 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .307 .360 .449 .809 14 9 -0.048 0.91 0.027 -0.076 -0.6 3 6
Mark Teahen RF-1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .278 .333 .418 .751 23 17 -0.089 0.85 0.000 -0.089 -1.0 3 0
John Buck C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .215 .284 .413 .697 13 12 -0.066 0.61 0.000 -0.066 -0.8 5 0
Alex Gordon 3B 3 2 1 1 1 2 4 .224 .333 .353 .686 18 11 0.070 0.70 0.110 -0.040 1.0 0 3 HR
Yuniesky Betancourt SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .241 .267 .342 .609 13 9 0.060 0.73 0.084 -0.024 0.6 2 0 3B
Gil Meche P 0 0
   Rob Tejeda P 0 0
   Jamey Wright P 0 0
   John Bale P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 8 5 3 10 37 .235 .297 .471 .768 144 99 0.064 0.88 0.609 -0.544 0.2 27 9
2B: B Butler (37, off C Pavano).
3B: D DeJesus (8, off C Pavano); Y Betancourt (5, off J Crain).
HR: A Gordon (3, off C Pavano, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: Y Betancourt 4; A Gordon 4; B Butler 3; D DeJesus 3; A Callaspo; W Bloomquist.
RBI: W Bloomquist 2 (24); A Gordon (11); M Jacobs (40); B Butler (59).
2-out RBI: A Gordon.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Callaspo-B Butler.
Baserunning
SB: D DeJesus (4, 2nd base off C Pavano/M Redmond).

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 3 2 1 0 2 1 5 .297 .382 .390 .772 21 10 0.032 1.68 0.147 -0.114 0.5 0 0
Orlando Cabrera SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .285 .320 .382 .702 12 11 -0.379 2.22 0.018 -0.397 -2.2 1 6 GDP
Joe Mauer DH 4 1 2 4 1 0 5 .370 .437 .619 1.056 27 17 0.309 1.70 0.412 -0.103 3.5 HR,2B
Justin Morneau 1B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .298 .385 .560 .946 20 11 -0.116 1.51 0.019 -0.135 -0.8 11 1
Jason Kubel LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .307 .376 .541 .917 12 9 -0.050 1.43 0.052 -0.102 -0.2 0 0
Michael Cuddyer RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .271 .342 .504 .845 15 9 -0.199 1.87 0.000 -0.199 -1.4 0 1
Joe Crede 3B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .237 .297 .443 .740 15 11 -0.038 1.34 0.062 -0.100 -0.3 2 1
Mike Redmond C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .257 .328 .301 .629 13 6 0.012 1.41 0.092 -0.080 0.1 11 0
Nick Punto 2B 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .204 .305 .252 .557 14 9 -0.043 1.51 0.060 -0.103 -0.1 1 4 2B
   Brendan Harris PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .266 .307 .378 .685 6 2 0.037 1.28 0.037 0.000 0.1
   Alexi Casilla PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .266 .219 .485 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Carl Pavano P 1 1
   Jose Mijares P 0 0
   Jesse Crain P 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 7 4 7 5 40 .212 .350 .364 .714 155 95 -0.435 1.64 0.899 -1.333 -0.8 27 14
2B: J Mauer (20, off G Meche); N Punto (7, off G Meche).
HR: J Mauer (21, off G Meche, 5th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
TB: J Mauer 6; N Punto 2; J Kubel 2; D Span; O Cabrera.
GIDP: O Cabrera (16).
RBI: J Mauer 4 (70).
2-out RBI: J Mauer 3.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: M Cuddyer (J Anderson at 3rd base).

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 (5-9) 5 7 4 4 2 2 1 4.62 24 83 54 36 3 15 11 9 3 0 37 -0.122 1.00 -1.3
Rob Tejeda 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4.98 2 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.154 2.03 -1.0
Jamey Wright, H (8) 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 4.85 4 17 9 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.168 3.13 1.1
John Bale, H (10) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.20 3 11 6 4 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.186 2.90 0.9
Joakim Soria, S (19) 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.34 7 35 25 16 4 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.357 2.33 1.1
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 7 5 1 4.00 40 155 95 61 8 26 16 13 4 0 37 3 0 0.435 1.64 0.8
R Tejeda faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.
J Wright faced 1 batter 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
Carl Pavano, L (10-9) 7 5 5 5 3 6 1 5.16 29 112 74 40 9 25 14 6 2 0 50 -0.161 0.87 -1.3
Jose Mijares 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.43 4 11 10 7 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.056 1.13 0.5
Jesse Crain 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 6.83 4 21 15 6 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.041 0.71 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 3 10 1 5.00 37 144 99 53 14 32 16 8 2 0 50 0 0 -0.064 0.88 -0.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Welke, 1B - Jim Reynolds, 2B - Jeff Nelson, 3B - James Hoye.
Time of Game: 3:04.
Attendance: 32,373.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 0mph.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 David DeJesus LF 1 Denard Span CF
2 Willie Bloomquist CF 2 Orlando Cabrera SS
3 Billy Butler 1B 3 Joe Mauer DH
4 Mike Jacobs DH 4 Justin Morneau 1B
5 Alberto Callaspo 2B 5 Jason Kubel LF
6 Mark Teahen RF 6 Michael Cuddyer RF
7 John Buck C 7 Joe Crede 3B
8 Alex Gordon 3B 8 Mike Redmond C
9 Yuniesky Betancour SS 9 Nick Punto 2B
Gil Meche P Carl Pavano P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 4-5 1 123 3,(0-2)  OO MIN O. Cabrera J. Wright 25% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
b5 1-5 2 12- 5,(2-2)  RRR MIN J. Mauer G. Meche -24% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Span Scores; Cabrera Scores
t3 2-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR B. Butler C. Pavano 13% 78% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Betancourt Scores; Bloomquist to 3B
t3 1-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR W. Bloomquist C. Pavano 10% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Gordon Scores; Betancourt to 2B
b6 4-5 1 12- 4,(3-0)  MIN D. Span J. Wright -10% 44% Walk; Crede to 3B; Redmond 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' Carl Pavano facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR D. DeJesus C. Pavano 9% 59% Triple to CF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 --3 2,(1-0)  RO KCR W. Bloomquist C. Pavano -1% 57% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); DeJesus Scores
t1 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler C. Pavano -1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t1 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs C. Pavano -1% 55% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  MIN D. Span G. Meche -4% 51% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN O. Cabrera G. Meche 2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B; Span to 2B
b1 0-1 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R MIN J. Mauer G. Meche -10% 43% Double to CF (Line Drive); Span Scores
b1 1-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Morneau G. Meche 3% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Mauer to 3B
b1 1-1 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Kubel G. Meche 4% 50% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 5-6-7
t2 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo C. Pavano -2% 48% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
t2 1-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Pavano -2% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t2 1-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Buck C. Pavano -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Gil Meche facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cuddyer G. Meche 2% 47% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b2 1-1 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O MIN J. Crede G. Meche 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Redmond G. Meche 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 8-9-1
t3 1-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR A. Gordon C. Pavano 4% 54% Walk
t3 1-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR Y. Betancourt C. Pavano 6% 60% Single to LF (Line Drive); Gordon to 2B
t3 1-1 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus C. Pavano -6% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR W. Bloomquist C. Pavano 10% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Gordon Scores; Betancourt to 2B
t3 2-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR B. Butler C. Pavano 13% 78% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Betancourt Scores; Bloomquist to 3B
t3 3-1 1 -23 2,(1-0)  RO KCR M. Jacobs C. Pavano 0% 78% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B); Bloomquist Scores
t3 4-1 2 -2- 4,(0-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo C. Pavano -2% 76% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Gil Meche facing 9-1-2
b3 1-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto G. Meche -6% 70% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b3 1-4 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Span G. Meche 4% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 1-4 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O MIN O. Cabrera G. Meche 3% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B; Punto to 3B
b3 1-4 2 --3 7,(2-2)  O MIN J. Mauer G. Meche 3% 81% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 6-7-8
t4 4-1 0 --- 14,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Pavano -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 4-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Buck C. Pavano -1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 4-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R KCR A. Gordon C. Pavano 7% 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t4 5-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR Y. Betancourt C. Pavano -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Gil Meche facing 4-5-6
b4 1-5 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morneau G. Meche 2% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
b4 1-5 1 --- 4,(0-2)  MIN J. Kubel G. Meche -2% 85% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b4 1-5 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer G. Meche 3% 87% Popfly: 2B
b4 1-5 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O MIN J. Crede G. Meche 2% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 1-2-3
t5 5-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus C. Pavano -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t5 5-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist C. Pavano -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t5 5-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler C. Pavano -0% 87% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Gil Meche facing 8-9-1
b5 1-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Redmond G. Meche 2% 89% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b5 1-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto G. Meche 1% 91% Strikeout Looking
b5 1-5 2 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN D. Span G. Meche -1% 90% Walk
b5 1-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN O. Cabrera G. Meche -2% 88% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Span to 2B
b5 1-5 2 12- 5,(2-2)  RRR MIN J. Mauer G. Meche -24% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Span Scores; Cabrera Scores
b5 4-5 2 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Morneau G. Meche -2% 62% Walk
b5 4-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  MIN J. Kubel G. Meche -3% 59% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Morneau to 2B
b5 4-5 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer G. Meche 7% 66% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 4-5-6
t6 5-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Jacobs C. Pavano -3% 63% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 5-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR A. Callaspo C. Pavano 3% 66% Walk
t6 5-4 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Pavano -3% 63% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
t6 5-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Buck C. Pavano -3% 60% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 7-8-9
Rob Tejeda replaces Gil Meche pitching
b6 4-5 0 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Crede R. Tejeda -6% 54% Walk
Jamey Wright replaces Rob Tejeda pitching (change occurred mid-batter)
b6 4-5 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Redmond R. Tejeda -9% 44% Walk; Crede to 2B
b6 4-5 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. Wright 9% 53% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b6 4-5 1 12- 4,(3-0)  MIN D. Span J. Wright -10% 44% Walk; Crede to 3B; Redmond to 2B
b6 4-5 1 123 3,(0-2)  OO MIN O. Cabrera J. Wright 25% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 8-9-1
t7 5-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Pavano -3% 66% Strikeout Looking
t7 5-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR Y. Betancourt C. Pavano -2% 64% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t7 5-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. DeJesus C. Pavano 1% 66% Walk
t7 5-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR W. Bloomquist C. Pavano 1% 67% DeJesus Steals 2B
t7 5-4 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist C. Pavano -4% 63% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Jamey Wright facing 3-4-5
b7 4-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN J. Mauer J. Wright -8% 55% Walk
John Bale replaces Jamey Wright pitching
b7 4-5 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Bale 4% 59% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Mauer to 2B
b7 4-5 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Bale 7% 66% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Mauer to 3B
b7 4-5 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Bale 8% 74% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Twins' Jose Mijares facing 3-4-5
Jose Mijares replaces Carl Pavano pitching
t8 5-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR B. Butler J. Mijares 3% 78% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
Josh Anderson pinch runs for Billy Butler (1B) batting 3rd
t8 5-4 0 1-- 6,(1-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs J. Mijares -3% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Mijares -3% 71% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Anderson out at 3B/RF-3B
t8 5-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Mijares -3% 68% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 7-8-9
Joakim Soria replaces John Bale pitching
Mark Teahen moves from RF to 1B
Josh Anderson moves from PR to RF
b8 4-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Crede J. Soria 6% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Redmond J. Soria 5% 80% Flyball: RF
Brendan Harris pinch hits for Nick Punto (2B) batting 9th
b8 4-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN B. Harris J. Soria -4% 76% Walk
Alexi Casilla pinch runs for Brendan Harris (PH) batting 9th
b8 4-5 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  O MIN D. Span J. Soria 7% 83% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Twins' Jesse Crain facing 7-8-9
Jesse Crain replaces Jose Mijares pitching
Alexi Casilla moves from PR to 2B
t9 5-4 0 --- 8,(1-2)  O KCR J. Buck J. Crain -2% 81% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Crain -1% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR Y. Betancourt J. Crain 2% 82% Triple to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t9 5-4 2 --3 7,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Crain -3% 79% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 2-3-4
b9 4-5 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O MIN O. Cabrera J. Soria 9% 88% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b9 4-5 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Soria 7% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 4-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Soria 5% 100% Popfly: SS (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:MIN200908130
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  • 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.

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