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TOR
@BAL
7
13
CLE
@BOS
2
6
CHW
@DET
8
0
KCR
@MIN
7
10
LAA
@OAK
5
2
TEX
@SEA
7
4
NYY
@TBR
4
13
WSN
@ATL
6
3
ARI
@CHC
12
3
PIT
@CIN
3
1
COL
@LAD
4
3
HOU
@NYM
1
7
FLA
@PHI
7
2
SFG
@SDP
7
2
MIL
@STL
12
6
Friday, October 2, 2009, 7:10PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 40,223, Time of Game: 3:15
Royals
7
65-95
 Lost 1 
4th, 20 GB
at Twins
10
84-76
 Won 2 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Jeff Manship (1-1)
L: Lenny DiNardo (0-3)
S: Joe Nathan (46)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  2  3   0  2  0    7 14  0
Twins           5  2  0   3  0  0   0  0  X   10 12  2

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Bloomquist LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .266 .310 .358 .668 10 6 0.046 0.73 0.050 -0.004 0.4 0 0 SB
   Josh Anderson PH-CF 3 0 1 1 0 2 3 .240 .276 .304 .580 11 8 -0.027 0.82 0.020 -0.047 -0.1 2 0
Mitch Maier CF-LF 5 0 2 3 0 2 5 .249 .339 .339 .678 29 20 0.010 0.75 0.065 -0.055 1.3 3 0
Billy Butler 1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .305 .366 .498 .864 16 11 -0.026 0.85 0.046 -0.072 -0.7 8 0
Brayan Pena DH 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .270 .316 .442 .758 13 11 -0.159 0.76 0.004 -0.164 -1.6 GDP
Alberto Callaspo 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .299 .355 .452 .806 21 14 -0.031 0.34 0.007 -0.039 -0.6 1 1
Mark Teahen RF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .271 .326 .407 .733 17 10 0.031 0.30 0.044 -0.012 0.5 1 0
Miguel Olivo C 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .248 .291 .488 .780 21 15 -0.032 0.45 0.013 -0.045 -0.9 5 0
Alex Gordon 3B 4 3 2 0 1 1 5 .229 .326 .344 .670 23 12 0.002 0.35 0.032 -0.030 0.7 2 4 2B
Yuniesky Betancourt SS 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 .245 .274 .351 .625 10 8 -0.004 0.17 0.003 -0.007 0.6 2 0
   Luis Hernandez PR-SS 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 .191 .236 .191 .427 5 4 0.064 0.46 0.064 0.000 2.6 0 4 HBP
Lenny DiNardo P 0 0
   Victor Marte P 0 0
   Carlos Rosa P 0 0
   John Bale P 0 0
   Yasuhiko Yabuta P 0 0
Team Totals 41 7 14 7 2 11 44 .341 .386 .366 .752 176 119 -0.126 0.55 0.348 -0.475 2.2 24 9
2B: A Gordon (6, off J Manship).
HBP: L Hernandez (1, by J Mijares).
TB: A Gordon 3; M Maier 2; A Callaspo 2; J Anderson; W Bloomquist; B Pena; M Teahen; B Butler; L Hernandez; M Olivo; Y Betancourt.
GIDP: B Pena (5).
RBI: M Maier 3 (31); L Hernandez 2 (4); Y Betancourt (49); J Anderson (24).
2-out RBI: L Hernandez 2; J Anderson; M Maier.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 6 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Gordon.
Baserunning
SB: W Bloomquist (25, 2nd base off J Manship/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 CF-RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .314 .393 .420 .813 10 8 -0.016 0.30 0.017 -0.033 -1.2 2 0 2B
Orlando Cabrera SS 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 .281 .314 .381 .695 21 14 0.039 0.23 0.042 -0.004 0.8 2 6
Joe Mauer C 4 1 1 0 1 2 5 .366 .442 .591 1.032 27 15 0.060 0.36 0.068 -0.008 0.3 12 0
Jason Kubel RF 5 2 2 2 0 2 5 .297 .367 .522 .889 23 16 0.055 0.46 0.072 -0.017 0.7 0 0 HR
   Carlos Gomez CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .286 .337 .623 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Michael Cuddyer 1B 1 2 0 1 3 0 4 .277 .342 .513 .855 19 7 0.069 0.59 0.071 -0.003 1.8 8 1
Delmon Young LF 4 2 2 5 0 0 4 .281 .304 .409 .714 9 7 0.175 0.64 0.177 -0.002 3.0 0 0 HR
Brendan Harris DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .262 .307 .363 .671 16 9 -0.009 0.13 0.004 -0.013 0.7 2B
Matt Tolbert 3B 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 .230 .301 .305 .606 15 9 0.009 0.06 0.011 -0.002 0.5 1 1 3B,SF
Nick Punto 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .231 .337 .289 .626 22 13 -0.008 0.11 0.002 -0.011 -0.8 2 2
Jeff Manship P 0 0
   Jesse Crain P 0 0
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Bobby Keppel P 0 1
   Jose Mijares P 0 0
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0
Team Totals 34 10 12 10 5 5 40 .353 .425 .647 1.072 162 98 0.374 0.32 0.464 -0.093 5.8 27 11
2B: D Span (16, off L DiNardo); B Harris (22, off V Marte).
3B: M Tolbert (1, off J Bale).
HR: D Young (10, off L DiNardo, 1st inn, 3 on, 1 out to LF-CF); J Kubel (25, off V Marte, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF-RF).
SF: M Tolbert (2, off C Rosa).
TB: J Kubel 5; D Young 5; M Tolbert 4; O Cabrera 3; D Span 2; B Harris 2; J Mauer.
RBI: D Young 5 (55); J Kubel 2 (96); M Tolbert (17); M Cuddyer (91); B Harris (37).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. N Punto-O Cabrera-M Cuddyer.
PB: J Mauer (9).
E: O Cabrera 2 (25).

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
Lenny DiNardo, L (0-3) 1 7 7 7 2 0 1 10.13 12 46 25 16 0 9 5 5 2 0 9 -0.378 0.79 -6.3
Victor Marte 2 4 3 3 3 2 1 8.25 13 45 23 11 3 9 4 4 1 0 3 2 -0.014 0.18 -2.6
Carlos Rosa 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.38 9 44 31 19 2 10 4 3 0 0 2 1 0.008 0.04 2.1
John Bale 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.72 3 10 7 3 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.004 0.16 0.5
Yasuhiko Yabuta 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.50 3 17 12 10 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.007 0.09 0.5
Team Totals 8 12 10 10 5 5 2 11.25 40 162 98 59 6 33 14 16 4 0 9 5 3 -0.373 0.32 -5.8
L DiNardo faced 3 batters in the 2nd inning.
V Marte faced 4 batters in the 4th 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
Jeff Manship, W (1-1) 5.1 8 4 3 1 4 0 5.68 24 95 63 34 9 20 11 8 1 0 41 0.097 0.41 0.2
Jesse Crain 0.1 1 1 1 1 1 0 4.74 3 14 7 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 -0.013 0.22 -1.5
Ron Mahay 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.32 2 9 8 6 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 -0.001 0.57 -0.5
Bobby Keppel 1 3 2 2 0 1 0 4.96 6 21 16 11 1 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 -0.021 0.30 -0.5
Jose Mijares 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.04 3 15 9 5 0 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 -0.066 1.49 -1.4
Matt Guerrier, H (33) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.26 2 7 5 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.095 1.96 0.9
Joe Nathan, S (46) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.18 4 15 11 4 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.036 0.62 0.5
Team Totals 9 14 7 6 2 11 0 6.00 44 176 119 65 18 36 15 15 4 0 41 8 5 0.127 0.55 -2.2
B Keppel faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Mijares (2; L Hernandez).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Timmons, 1B - Mark Wegner, 2B - Rick Reed, 3B - Jeff Kellogg.
Time of Game: 3:15.
Attendance: 40,223.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 0mph.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 1-0 1 123 2,(1-0)  RRRR MIN D. Young L. DiNardo 17% 90% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Mauer Scores; Kubel Scores; Cuddyer Scores
t1 0-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO KCR B. Pena J. Manship 11% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 5,(1-2)  R MIN J. Kubel L. DiNardo 6% 68% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Cabrera Scores; Mauer to 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  MIN J. Mauer L. DiNardo 6% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Cabrera to 3B
t8 5-10 1 123 7,(3-2)  RR KCR M. Maier J. Mijares -6% 88% Single to CF (Line Drive); Olivo Scores; Gordon Scores; Hernandez 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' Jeff Manship facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist J. Manship -3% 47% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier J. Manship 3% 50% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Butler J. Manship -1% 48% Bloomquist Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Butler J. Manship -5% 44% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Bloomquist to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO KCR B. Pena J. Manship 11% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Lenny DiNardo facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Span L. DiNardo -2% 53% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN O. Cabrera L. DiNardo 2% 55% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  MIN J. Mauer L. DiNardo 6% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Cabrera to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 5,(1-2)  R MIN J. Kubel L. DiNardo 6% 68% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Cabrera Scores; Mauer to 2B
b1 1-0 1 12- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Cuddyer L. DiNardo 5% 72% Walk; Mauer to 3B; Kubel to 2B
b1 1-0 1 123 2,(1-0)  RRRR MIN D. Young L. DiNardo 17% 90% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Mauer Scores; Kubel Scores; Cuddyer Scores
b1 5-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN B. Harris L. DiNardo -0% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 5-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN M. Tolbert L. DiNardo 0% 89% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b1 5-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN N. Punto L. DiNardo -1% 89% Flyball: CF
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 5.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Twins' Jeff Manship facing 5-6-7
t2 0-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Manship 1% 90% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
t2 0-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR M. Teahen J. Manship -2% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t2 0-5 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Manship 1% 90% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B); Olivo to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
t2 0-5 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Manship 2% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Lenny DiNardo facing 1-2-3
b2 5-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN D. Span L. DiNardo 2% 93% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b2 5-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  MIN O. Cabrera L. DiNardo 2% 95% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Span to 3B
b2 5-0 0 1-3 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Mauer L. DiNardo 1% 96% Walk; Cabrera to 2B
Victor Marte replaces Lenny DiNardo pitching
b2 5-0 0 123 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Kubel V. Marte -2% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b2 5-0 1 123 5,(3-1)  R MIN M. Cuddyer V. Marte 2% 96% Walk; Span Scores; Cabrera to 3B; Mauer to 2B
b2 6-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  RO MIN D. Young V. Marte 0% 97% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B); Cabrera Scores; Mauer to 3B
b2 7-0 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O MIN B. Harris V. Marte -1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 7.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-7, Twins' Jeff Manship facing 9-1-2
t3 0-7 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR Y. Betancourt J. Manship 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist J. Manship 0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 0-7 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier J. Manship 0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 7.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 7-0, Royals' Victor Marte facing 8-9-1
b3 7-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN M. Tolbert V. Marte -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b3 7-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN N. Punto V. Marte 0% 97% Walk
b3 7-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Span V. Marte -0% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 7-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN O. Cabrera V. Marte 0% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Punto to 3B
b3 7-0 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Mauer V. Marte -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 7.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-7, Twins' Jeff Manship facing 3-4-5
t4 0-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Butler J. Manship 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 0-7 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR B. Pena J. Manship 0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 0-7 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Callaspo J. Manship -0% 98% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t4 0-7 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Manship 1% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 7.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 7-0, Royals' Victor Marte facing 4-5-6
b4 7-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R MIN J. Kubel V. Marte 1% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b4 8-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN M. Cuddyer V. Marte 0% 99% Walk
b4 8-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN D. Young V. Marte 0% 99% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Cuddyer to 2B
b4 8-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  R MIN B. Harris V. Marte 0% 100% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Cuddyer Scores; Young to 3B
Carlos Rosa replaces Victor Marte pitching
b4 9-0 0 -23 4,(1-2)  RO MIN M. Tolbert C. Rosa 0% 100% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Young Scores
b4 10-0 1 -2- 10,(3-2)  O MIN N. Punto C. Rosa -0% 100% Flyball: RF
b4 10-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Span C. Rosa -0% 100% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 10.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-10, Twins' Jeff Manship facing 7-8-9
t5 0-10 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Manship 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 0-10 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Gordon J. Manship -0% 100% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t5 0-10 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  R KCR Y. Betancourt J. Manship -0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Gordon Scores
Josh Anderson pinch hits for Willie Bloomquist (LF) batting 1st
Luis Hernandez pinch runs for Yuniesky Betancourt (SS) batting 9th
t5 1-10 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Anderson J. Manship 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-10 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  KCR M. Maier J. Manship -0% 99% Passed Ball; Hernandez to 2B
t5 1-10 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  R KCR M. Maier J. Manship -0% 99% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Hernandez Scores/unER
t5 2-10 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR B. Butler J. Manship 0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 10.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 10-2, Royals' Carlos Rosa facing 2-3-4
Luis Hernandez moves from PR to SS
Mitch Maier moves from CF to LF
Josh Anderson moves from PH to CF
b5 10-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN O. Cabrera C. Rosa -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b5 10-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Mauer C. Rosa -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b5 10-2 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O MIN J. Kubel C. Rosa -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 10.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-10, Twins' Jeff Manship facing 4-5-6
t6 2-10 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR B. Pena J. Manship -0% 99% Single to CF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
t6 2-10 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Manship 0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t6 2-10 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Teahen J. Manship -0% 99% Walk; Callaspo to 2B
Jesse Crain replaces Jeff Manship pitching
t6 2-10 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Crain 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-10 2 12- 6,(3-2)  KCR A. Gordon J. Crain -0% 99% Walk; Callaspo to 3B; Teahen to 2B
t6 2-10 2 123 2,(0-1)  RR KCR L. Hernandez J. Crain -1% 97% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Callaspo Scores; Teahen Scores; Gordon to 2B
Ron Mahay replaces Jesse Crain pitching
t6 4-10 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR J. Anderson R. Mahay -2% 95% Single to LF (Fly Ball); Gordon Scores; Hernandez to 2B
t6 5-10 2 12- 7,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier R. Mahay 2% 97% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 10.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 10-5, Royals' Carlos Rosa facing 5-6-7
b6 10-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer C. Rosa -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b6 10-5 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN D. Young C. Rosa -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 10-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN B. Harris C. Rosa -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 10.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-10, Twins' Bobby Keppel facing 3-4-5
Bobby Keppel replaces Ron Mahay pitching
t7 5-10 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler B. Keppel 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-10 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Pena B. Keppel 1% 98% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
t7 5-10 2 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR A. Callaspo B. Keppel -0% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t7 5-10 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen B. Keppel 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 10.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 10-5, Royals' John Bale facing 8-9-1
John Bale replaces Carlos Rosa pitching
b7 10-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN M. Tolbert J. Bale 1% 99% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b7 10-5 0 --3 5,(2-2)  O MIN N. Punto J. Bale -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b7 10-5 1 --3 3,(1-1)  OO MIN D. Span J. Bale -1% 98% Line Drive Double Play: 3B unassisted (Weak 3B); Tolbert out at 3B/3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 10.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-10, Twins' Bobby Keppel facing 7-8-9
t8 5-10 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Olivo B. Keppel -1% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 5-10 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR A. Gordon B. Keppel -3% 94% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Olivo to 2B
Jose Mijares replaces Bobby Keppel pitching
t8 5-10 0 12- 3,(0-2)  KCR L. Hernandez J. Mijares -5% 89% Hit By Pitch; Olivo to 3B; Gordon to 2B
t8 5-10 0 123 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Anderson J. Mijares 4% 94% Strikeout Looking
t8 5-10 1 123 7,(3-2)  RR KCR M. Maier J. Mijares -6% 88% Single to CF (Line Drive); Olivo Scores; Gordon Scores; Hernandez to 2B
Matt Guerrier replaces Jose Mijares pitching
t8 7-10 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler M. Guerrier 5% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t8 7-10 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Pena M. Guerrier 4% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 10.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 10-7, Royals' Yasuhiko Yabuta facing 2-3-4
Yasuhiko Yabuta replaces John Bale pitching
b8 10-7 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN O. Cabrera Y. Yabuta -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 10-7 1 --- 8,(2-2)  O MIN J. Mauer Y. Yabuta -0% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b8 10-7 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Kubel Y. Yabuta -0% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 10.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 7-10, Twins' Joe Nathan facing 5-6-7
Joe Nathan replaces Matt Guerrier pitching
Carlos Gomez replaces Jason Kubel (RF) playing CF batting 4th
Denard Span moves from CF to RF
t9 7-10 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Nathan 2% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t9 7-10 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Teahen J. Nathan -2% 96% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t9 7-10 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Nathan 3% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 7-10 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Gordon J. Nathan -0% 99% Defensive Indifference; Teahen to 2B
t9 7-10 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Nathan 1% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 10.

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