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TOR
@BAL
4
5
 
(11)
CLE
@BOS
7
12
CHW
@DET
3
5
KCR
@MIN
4
13
LAA
@OAK
5
3
TEX
@SEA
3
4
NYY
@TBR
10
2
WSN
@ATL
2
1
 
(15)
ARI
@CHC
5
2
PIT
@CIN
0
6
COL
@LAD
3
5
HOU
@NYM
0
4
FLA
@PHI
6
7
 
(10)
SFG
@SDP
4
3
 
(10)
MIL
@STL
9
7
 
(10)
Sunday, October 4, 2009, 1:11PM
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 51,155, Time of Game: 3:08
Royals
4
65-97
 Lost 3
4th, 21 GB
at Twins
13
86-76
 Won 4 
1st
W: Carl Pavano (14-12)
L: Luke Hochevar (7-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  3   0  0  0    4 12  0
Twins           4  0  3   0  1  1   1  3  X   13 11  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
Willie Bloomquist LF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .265 .308 .355 .663 14 12 -0.054 0.62 0.018 -0.072 -1.2 6 0
Mitch Maier CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .243 .333 .331 .665 17 11 -0.026 0.62 0.026 -0.053 -0.9 1 0 HBP
Billy Butler 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .301 .362 .492 .853 18 13 -0.094 0.88 0.000 -0.094 -1.4 9 0
   Brayan Pena PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .318 .442 .761 3 2 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2
Mike Jacobs DH 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .228 .297 .401 .698 15 12 -0.026 0.30 0.008 -0.034 -0.5
Alberto Callaspo 2B 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .300 .356 .457 .813 17 11 0.050 0.29 0.055 -0.006 2.1 1 5 3B,2B
   Tug Hulett 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .111 .158 .111 .269 2 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.1 0 0
Mark Teahen RF 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .271 .325 .408 .734 17 11 0.067 0.36 0.085 -0.018 1.0 1 0 2·2B
John Buck C 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .247 .299 .484 .782 16 11 -0.042 0.58 0.019 -0.061 -0.0 5 0
Alex Gordon 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .232 .324 .378 .703 11 8 -0.045 0.69 0.026 -0.071 -0.5 0 3 HR
Luis Hernandez SS 3 0 2 0 1 1 4 .205 .256 .219 .476 16 10 0.043 0.43 0.059 -0.016 0.7 1 0 2B
Luke Hochevar P 0 0
   Anthony Lerew P 0 0
   Dusty Hughes P 0 0
   Yasuhiko Yabuta P 0 0
Team Totals 39 4 12 4 2 9 42 .308 .357 .538 .896 146 103 -0.127 0.50 0.296 -0.425 -0.8 24 8
2B: M Teahen 2 (34, 2 off C Pavano); L Hernandez (1, off C Pavano); A Callaspo (41, off C Pavano).
3B: A Callaspo (8, off C Pavano).
HR: A Gordon (6, off C Pavano, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
HBP: M Maier (4, by R Mahay).
TB: A Callaspo 5; M Teahen 4; A Gordon 4; L Hernandez 3; J Buck 2; T Hulett; W Bloomquist; M Jacobs.
RBI: M Teahen (50); A Callaspo (73); A Gordon (22); J Buck (36).
2-out RBI: A Gordon.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 14.

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 3 3 1 0 2 0 5 .312 .393 .417 .810 24 12 0.050 0.46 0.061 -0.011 0.4 5 0 SB
Orlando Cabrera SS 5 2 3 2 0 1 5 .285 .318 .386 .704 23 16 -0.005 0.43 0.041 -0.046 1.8 0 1 2·2B
   Brian Buscher 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .360 .316 .676 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Joe Mauer C 3 2 0 0 2 0 5 .364 .442 .586 1.027 17 6 0.027 0.41 0.037 -0.010 -0.4 7 2
Jason Kubel RF 4 2 3 6 0 0 4 .300 .369 .535 .905 8 7 0.256 0.65 0.258 -0.002 4.5 1 0 2·HR
   Carlos Gomez PR-CF 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .227 .285 .335 .621 1 1 0.001 0.03 0.001 0.000 -0.3 0 0 SB
Michael Cuddyer 1B 5 1 1 2 0 0 5 .276 .342 .520 .861 17 11 -0.014 0.12 0.001 -0.015 0.8 9 0 HR
Delmon Young LF 5 2 2 2 0 1 5 .285 .307 .428 .736 16 11 0.071 0.09 0.075 -0.004 1.4 2 0 2·HR
Jose Morales DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .316 .386 .368 .754 25 16 -0.006 0.07 0.001 -0.007 -0.2
Matt Tolbert 3B-SS 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .228 .301 .306 .607 16 7 -0.001 0.20 0.013 -0.014 1.1 1 3 2B
Nick Punto 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .228 .336 .285 .621 15 10 -0.006 0.16 0.006 -0.012 -0.3 2 3
Carl Pavano P 0 0
   Bobby Keppel P 0 0
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Jon Rauch P 0 0
   Brian Duensing P 0 1
   Jesse Crain P 0 0
   Francisco Liriano P 0 0
Team Totals 35 13 11 13 7 4 42 .314 .429 .829 1.257 162 97 0.373 0.28 0.494 -0.121 8.8 27 10
2B: O Cabrera 2 (36, 1 off Y Yabuta, 1 off A Lerew); M Tolbert (7, off Y Yabuta).
HR: J Kubel 2 (27, 2 off L Hochevar, 1st inn, 2 on, 1 out to RF; 3rd inn, 2 on, 0 outs to LF-CF); D Young 2 (12, 1 off L Hochevar, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF-CF, 1 off A Lerew, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); M Cuddyer (32, off Y Yabuta, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: J Kubel 9; D Young 8; O Cabrera 5; M Cuddyer 4; M Tolbert 2; D Span.
RBI: J Kubel 6 (102); M Cuddyer 2 (94); D Young 2 (60); O Cabrera 2 (75); M Tolbert (18).
2-out RBI: M Cuddyer 2; D Young 2; M Tolbert; O Cabrera.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Baserunning
SB: D Span (23, 2nd base off L Hochevar/J Buck); C Gomez (14, 2nd base off Y Yabuta/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
Luke Hochevar, L (7-13) 3 4 7 7 3 2 3 6.55 16 58 35 25 3 7 5 6 1 0 22 -0.346 0.57 -5.4
Anthony Lerew 2.2 2 2 2 3 2 1 4.05 13 57 31 18 5 8 3 5 2 0 0 0 -0.023 0.15 -0.7
Dusty Hughes 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5.14 2 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.002 0.11 -0.1
Yasuhiko Yabuta 2 4 3 3 1 0 1 13.50 11 44 29 18 5 6 2 8 3 0 1 1 -0.006 0.04 -2.5
Team Totals 8 11 13 13 7 4 5 14.62 42 162 97 63 13 21 11 20 6 0 22 2 1 -0.373 0.28 -8.7
D Hughes 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, W (14-12) 5.2 8 4 4 1 7 1 5.10 26 93 65 38 12 15 6 12 4 0 43 0.096 0.57 -0.9
Bobby Keppel 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.96 2 6 5 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 -0.027 0.36 -0.4
Ron Mahay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.32 1 5 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.026 1.16 -0.3
Jon Rauch, H (17) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.63 1 4 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.060 2.25 0.8
Brian Duensing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.64 3 11 8 7 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.019 0.24 0.5
Jesse Crain 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.65 5 14 10 5 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.007 0.25 0.5
Francisco Liriano 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.80 4 13 10 5 1 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 4 4 2 9 1 4.00 42 146 103 61 18 24 11 19 6 0 43 5 0 0.129 0.50 0.8
B Keppel faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.
R Mahay faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R Mahay (4; M Maier).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rick Reed, 1B - Jeff Kellogg, 2B - Tim Timmons, 3B - Mark Wegner.
Time of Game: 3:08.
Attendance: 51,155.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 0mph.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Willie Bloomquist LF 1 Denard Span CF
2 Mitch Maier CF 2 Orlando Cabrera SS
3 Billy Butler 1B 3 Joe Mauer C
4 Mike Jacobs DH 4 Jason Kubel RF
5 Alberto Callaspo 2B 5 Michael Cuddyer 1B
6 Mark Teahen RF 6 Delmon Young LF
7 John Buck C 7 Jose Morales DH
8 Alex Gordon 3B 8 Matt Tolbert 3B
9 Luis Hernandez SS 9 Nick Punto 2B
Luke Hochevar P Carl Pavano P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  RRR MIN J. Kubel L. Hochevar 20% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Span Scores; Mauer Scores
t2 0-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Teahen C. Pavano -6% 77% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Callaspo to 3B
b1 3-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  R MIN D. Young L. Hochevar 6% 84% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t6 4-8 2 123 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Rauch 6% 95% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-4 1 -23 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Buck C. Pavano 6% 83% Flyball: CF

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,(0-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist C. Pavano 2% 52% Lineout: 2B (SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Maier C. Pavano 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler C. Pavano 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN D. Span L. Hochevar 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIN O. Cabrera L. Hochevar 2% 61% Span Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN O. Cabrera L. Hochevar -4% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Mauer L. Hochevar 2% 59% Walk
b1 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  RRR MIN J. Kubel L. Hochevar 20% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Span Scores; Mauer Scores
b1 3-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer L. Hochevar -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 3-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  R MIN D. Young L. Hochevar 6% 84% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b1 4-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN J. Morales L. Hochevar -0% 84% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 4.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 4-5-6
t2 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Jacobs C. Pavano 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-4 1 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR A. Callaspo C. Pavano -2% 84% Walk
t2 0-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Teahen C. Pavano -6% 77% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Callaspo to 3B
t2 0-4 1 -23 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Buck C. Pavano 6% 83% Flyball: CF
t2 0-4 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Pavano 4% 87% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 8-9-1
b2 4-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN M. Tolbert L. Hochevar -1% 87% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b2 4-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN N. Punto L. Hochevar -1% 86% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
b2 4-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Span L. Hochevar -0% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 4.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 9-1-2
t3 0-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR L. Hernandez C. Pavano -4% 81% Double to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t3 0-4 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist C. Pavano 3% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-4 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier C. Pavano 3% 87% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t3 0-4 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler C. Pavano 2% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 2-3-4
b3 4-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN O. Cabrera L. Hochevar 1% 90% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b3 4-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Mauer L. Hochevar 2% 92% Walk; Cabrera to 2B
b3 4-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR MIN J. Kubel L. Hochevar 5% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Cabrera Scores; Mauer Scores
b3 7-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cuddyer L. Hochevar -0% 97% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b3 7-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Young L. Hochevar -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b3 7-0 2 --- 9,(2-2)  O MIN J. Morales L. Hochevar -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 7.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-7, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 4-5-6
t4 0-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs C. Pavano 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Callaspo C. Pavano -1% 96% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
t4 0-7 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R KCR M. Teahen C. Pavano -2% 94% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Callaspo Scores
t4 1-7 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Buck C. Pavano -1% 93% Single to SS (Pop Fly to Weak SS); Teahen stays at 2B
t4 1-7 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Pavano 2% 95% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-7 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR L. Hernandez C. Pavano 2% 97% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 7.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 7-1, Royals' Anthony Lerew facing 8-9-1
Anthony Lerew replaces Luke Hochevar pitching
b4 7-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Tolbert A. Lerew 0% 97% Walk
b4 7-1 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  MIN N. Punto A. Lerew 1% 98% Walk; Tolbert to 2B
b4 7-1 0 12- 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Span A. Lerew -1% 97% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b4 7-1 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O MIN O. Cabrera A. Lerew -1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b4 7-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Mauer A. Lerew -1% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 7.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-7, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 1-2-3
t5 1-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist C. Pavano 1% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 1-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Maier C. Pavano 1% 97% Flyball: LF
t5 1-7 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler C. Pavano 0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 7-1, Royals' Anthony Lerew facing 4-5-6
b5 7-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Kubel A. Lerew -0% 97% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b5 7-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer A. Lerew -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b5 7-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  R MIN D. Young A. Lerew 1% 99% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b5 8-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morales A. Lerew -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 8.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-8, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 4-5-6
t6 1-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Jacobs C. Pavano -1% 98% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t6 1-8 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  R KCR A. Callaspo C. Pavano -3% 95% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Jacobs Scores
t6 2-8 0 --3 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Pavano 2% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-8 1 --3 7,(3-2)  RO KCR J. Buck C. Pavano 0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Callaspo Scores
t6 3-8 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R KCR A. Gordon C. Pavano -3% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
Bobby Keppel replaces Carl Pavano pitching
t6 4-8 2 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR L. Hernandez B. Keppel -1% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t6 4-8 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR W. Bloomquist B. Keppel -2% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hernandez to 3B
Ron Mahay replaces Bobby Keppel pitching
t6 4-8 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  KCR M. Maier R. Mahay -3% 89% Hit By Pitch; Bloomquist to 2B
Jon Rauch replaces Ron Mahay pitching
t6 4-8 2 123 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Rauch 6% 95% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 8-4, Royals' Anthony Lerew facing 8-9-1
b6 8-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Tolbert A. Lerew -0% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b6 8-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN N. Punto A. Lerew -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 8-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN D. Span A. Lerew 0% 94% Walk
b6 8-4 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  R MIN O. Cabrera A. Lerew 3% 97% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Span Scores
Dusty Hughes replaces Anthony Lerew pitching
b6 9-4 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Mauer D. Hughes -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 9.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-9, Twins' Brian Duensing facing 4-5-6
Brian Duensing replaces Jon Rauch pitching
t7 4-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Jacobs B. Duensing 1% 98% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 3B)
t7 4-9 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo B. Duensing 1% 98% Flyball: RF
t7 4-9 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen B. Duensing 0% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 9-4, Royals' Dusty Hughes facing 4-5-6
b7 9-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN J. Kubel D. Hughes 0% 99% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF)
Yasuhiko Yabuta replaces Dusty Hughes pitching
Carlos Gomez pinch runs for Jason Kubel (RF) batting 4th
b7 9-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cuddyer Y. Yabuta -0% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b7 9-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Young Y. Yabuta -0% 98% Flyball: RF
b7 9-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  MIN J. Morales Y. Yabuta 0% 98% Gomez Steals 2B
b7 9-4 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  MIN J. Morales Y. Yabuta 0% 98% Walk
b7 9-4 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R MIN M. Tolbert Y. Yabuta 1% 99% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Gomez Scores; Morales to 3B
b7 10-4 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O MIN N. Punto Y. Yabuta -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 10.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-10, Twins' Jesse Crain facing 7-8-9
Jesse Crain replaces Brian Duensing pitching
Carlos Gomez moves from PR to CF
Denard Span moves from CF to RF
t8 4-10 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Buck J. Crain -1% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 4-10 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Crain 1% 99% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t8 4-10 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR L. Hernandez J. Crain -1% 98% Walk; Buck to 2B
t8 4-10 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist J. Crain 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-10 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Maier J. Crain 1% 100% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 10.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 10-4, Royals' Yasuhiko Yabuta facing 1-2-3
Tug Hulett replaces Alberto Callaspo playing 2B batting 5th
b8 10-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN D. Span Y. Yabuta 0% 100% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b8 10-4 0 1-- 6,(1-2)  R MIN O. Cabrera Y. Yabuta 0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Span Scores
b8 11-4 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Mauer Y. Yabuta -0% 100% Lineout: LF
b8 11-4 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN C. Gomez Y. Yabuta -0% 100% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b8 11-4 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  RR MIN M. Cuddyer Y. Yabuta 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Cabrera Scores
b8 13-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Young Y. Yabuta 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 13.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-13, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 3-4-5
Francisco Liriano replaces Jesse Crain pitching
Brian Buscher replaces Orlando Cabrera (SS) playing 3B batting 2nd
Matt Tolbert moves from 3B to SS
Brayan Pena pinch hits for Billy Butler (1B) batting 3rd
t9 4-13 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Pena F. Liriano 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 4-13 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs F. Liriano 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t9 4-13 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR T. Hulett F. Liriano 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t9 4-13 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Teahen F. Liriano 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 13.

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