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Standings
TBR
@BOS
7
1
CHW
@CLE
4
7
KCR
@MIN
10
5
TEX
@NYY
2
5
BAL
@OAK
8
3
DET
@SEA
4
2
LAA
@TOR
3
1
COL
@ATL
3
4
HOU
@CHC
3
2
 
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SFG
@LAD
1
2
FLA
@PHI
2
0
CIN
@PIT
3
5
ARI
@SDP
3
5
NYM
@STL
3
5
MIL
@WSN
11
7
Sunday, April 18, 2010, 1:13PM
, Target Field
Attendance: 38,544, Time of Game: 3:10
Royals
10
5-7
 Won 1 
4th, 3½ GB
at Twins
5
9-4
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Luke Hochevar (2-0)
L: Carl Pavano (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  6   1  0  0   0  0  3   10 16  2
Twins           2  0  1   0  0  0   2  0  0    5  8  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 RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 .300 .340 .500 .840 11 10 -0.019 0.79 0.024 -0.043 -0.2 1 0 2B,SH
Scott Podsednik LF 5 1 3 2 0 0 5 .457 .528 .478 1.007 18 11 0.142 0.95 0.164 -0.023 1.6 0 0 SB
   Mitch Maier LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .222 .000 .222 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Billy Butler 1B 5 1 3 1 0 1 5 .319 .358 .447 .805 20 13 0.098 0.64 0.121 -0.022 1.2 7 2 2·2B
Jose Guillen DH 5 1 3 1 0 1 5 .367 .404 .755 1.159 17 11 0.072 0.63 0.125 -0.053 0.8 SB
   Willie Bloomquist PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .067 .133 .200 0.004 0.28 0.004 0.000 0.1 SB
Rick Ankiel CF 4 1 0 0 1 3 5 .279 .333 .558 .891 20 10 -0.110 0.78 0.002 -0.112 -1.8 4 0
Alberto Callaspo 2B 5 2 3 6 0 1 5 .292 .320 .500 .820 22 12 0.298 0.65 0.313 -0.015 4.8 1 2 2·HR
Jason Kendall C 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .348 .388 .413 .801 16 13 -0.027 0.31 0.010 -0.037 -0.6 7 0 SB
Alex Gordon 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .400 .250 .650 22 12 0.011 0.53 0.041 -0.030 -0.3 0 0
Yuniesky Betancourt SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .318 .348 .477 .825 15 12 0.038 0.69 0.066 -0.028 -0.0 5 4
Luke Hochevar P 0 2
   Dusty Hughes P 0 0
   Josh Rupe P 1 0
   Joakim Soria P 1 0
Team Totals 41 10 16 10 1 9 43 .390 .405 .610 1.015 161 104 0.507 0.66 0.870 -0.363 5.6 27 10
2B: B Butler 2 (3, 1 off C Pavano, 1 off A Burnett); D DeJesus (5, off C Pavano).
HR: A Callaspo 2 (3, 1 off C Pavano, 3rd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF, 1 off J Crain, 9th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
SH: D DeJesus (1, off C Pavano).
TB: A Callaspo 9; B Butler 5; S Podsednik 3; J Guillen 3; D DeJesus 2; A Gordon; J Kendall; Y Betancourt.
RBI: A Callaspo 6 (10); S Podsednik 2 (6); J Guillen (10); B Butler (10).
2-out RBI: A Callaspo 6.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 6 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Callaspo-Y Betancourt-B Butler; A Callaspo-B Butler.
E: Y Betancourt (1); A Gordon (1).
Baserunning
SB: S Podsednik (7, 2nd base off C Pavano/J Mauer); J Kendall (1, 2nd base off C Pavano/J Mauer); J Guillen (1, 3rd base off R Mahay/J Mauer); W Bloomquist (2, 2nd base off J Crain/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 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .245 .377 .327 .704 22 13 -0.014 0.77 0.070 -0.084 -0.1 2 0 2B,GDP
Orlando Hudson 2B 2 2 0 0 3 0 5 .269 .356 .404 .760 28 10 0.032 0.87 0.078 -0.046 0.6 0 4
Joe Mauer C 4 1 3 0 1 0 5 .378 .473 .556 1.028 16 7 0.121 1.12 0.149 -0.029 1.2 9 0
Justin Morneau 1B 3 1 0 1 2 3 5 .319 .467 .511 .977 22 10 -0.021 1.60 0.109 -0.131 0.1 9 1
Michael Cuddyer RF 3 0 1 1 1 1 5 .340 .373 .491 .863 15 8 0.090 0.98 0.115 -0.025 0.6 3 1 SF
Jason Kubel DH 5 0 1 2 0 0 5 .225 .354 .400 .754 17 10 0.080 1.41 0.175 -0.096 0.7
Delmon Young LF 5 0 0 1 0 1 5 .257 .282 .486 .768 11 10 -0.113 1.48 0.000 -0.113 -1.1 2 0
J.J. Hardy SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .250 .291 .385 .676 14 6 -0.026 1.43 0.026 -0.053 -0.5 0 3
Brendan Harris 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .222 .391 .389 .780 10 5 -0.007 0.47 0.017 -0.024 -0.1 1 0
   Jim Thome PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .227 .346 .545 .892 7 5 -0.133 5.29 0.000 -0.133 -0.8
   Alexi Casilla 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Carl Pavano P 0 1
   Alex Burnett P 1 0
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Jesse Crain P 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 8 5 8 7 43 .235 .372 .265 .637 162 84 0.009 1.25 0.739 -0.734 0.6 27 10
2B: D Span (4, off L Hochevar).
SF: M Cuddyer (2, off L Hochevar).
TB: D Span 3; J Mauer 3; M Cuddyer; B Harris; J Kubel.
GIDP: D Span (2).
RBI: J Kubel 2 (8); M Cuddyer (10); D Young (9); J Morneau (8).
2-out RBI: J Kubel.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: M Cuddyer (B Butler 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
Luke Hochevar, W (2-0) 6 6 3 2 5 4 0 2.89 28 104 53 30 7 16 10 9 2 0 49 -0.036 0.99 -0.1
Dusty Hughes 0.1 0 2 1 2 0 0 9.64 3 11 3 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.036 0.94 -0.4
Josh Rupe, H (1) 1.1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 8 29 17 13 3 1 4 2 2 0 2 2 0.015 2.66 -0.8
Joakim Soria, S (3) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.80 4 18 11 4 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.049 0.44 0.7
Team Totals 9 8 5 3 8 7 0 3.00 43 162 84 49 14 21 15 13 5 0 49 3 2 -0.008 1.25 -0.6

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 (2-1) 3.1 11 7 7 0 2 1 4.96 20 79 55 38 4 13 7 11 5 0 12 -0.532 1.08 -5.6
Alex Burnett 2.2 2 0 0 0 4 0 0.00 10 38 22 12 4 6 3 3 1 0 1 0 0.051 0.32 1.5
Ron Mahay 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 7 28 19 8 3 8 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.038 0.30 1.0
Jesse Crain 1 2 3 3 1 0 1 10.80 6 16 8 7 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 -0.064 0.27 -2.5
Team Totals 9 16 10 10 1 9 2 10.00 43 161 104 65 12 27 14 19 7 0 12 1 0 -0.507 0.66 -5.6
Balks: None.
WP: R Mahay (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Chad Fairchild, 1B - Mike Reilly, 2B - Eric Cooper, 3B - Bill Miller.
Time of Game: 3:10.
Attendance: 38,544.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 64° F, Wind 4mph from Left to Right, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 3-2 2 1-3 7,(3-2)  RRR KCR A. Callaspo C. Pavano 23% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Butler Scores; Guillen Scores
b7 5-7 2 123 7,(2-2)  O MIN J. Thome J. Rupe 13% 87% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-2 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  R KCR J. Guillen C. Pavano 11% 68% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Podsednik Scores; Butler to 3B
b7 3-7 1 123 2,(1-0)  R MIN J. Kubel J. Rupe -10% 74% Fielder's Choice 1B; Cuddyer to 2B/Safe on E6 (catch); Hudson Scores; Morneau to 3B; Kubel to 1B
t3 1-2 1 -23 4,(2-1)  R KCR B. Butler C. Pavano 9% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive); Betancourt Scores; Podsednik to 3B

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 D. DeJesus C. Pavano -2% 48% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR S. Podsednik C. Pavano -2% 46% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler C. Pavano -1% 45% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Butler out at 3B/RF-3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 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 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN D. Span L. Hochevar -6% 39% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN O. Hudson L. Hochevar -3% 36% Walk
b1 0-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Mauer L. Hochevar -7% 29% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Span to 3B; Hudson to 2B
b1 0-0 0 123 5,(3-1)  R MIN J. Morneau L. Hochevar -8% 22% Walk; Span Scores; Hudson to 3B; Mauer to 2B
b1 1-0 0 123 3,(1-1)  RO MIN M. Cuddyer L. Hochevar 2% 24% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Hudson Scores
b1 2-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Kubel L. Hochevar 3% 27% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b1 2-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Young L. Hochevar 3% 30% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen C. Pavano -2% 27% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR R. Ankiel C. Pavano -2% 26% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR A. Callaspo C. Pavano 1% 27% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 0-2 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Kendall C. Pavano -2% 25% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 8-9-1
b2 2-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN J. Hardy L. Hochevar 2% 26% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b2 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN B. Harris L. Hochevar -2% 25% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 2B-1B)
b2 2-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO MIN D. Span L. Hochevar 4% 28% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR A. Gordon C. Pavano 4% 32% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t3 0-2 0 1-- 6,(1-2)  KCR Y. Betancourt C. Pavano 7% 39% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Gordon to 2B
t3 0-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus C. Pavano -1% 38% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); Gordon to 3B; Betancourt to 2B
t3 0-2 1 -23 4,(1-2)  R KCR S. Podsednik C. Pavano 8% 46% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Gordon Scores; Betancourt to 3B
t3 1-2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Butler C. Pavano 3% 49% Podsednik Steals 2B
t3 1-2 1 -23 4,(2-1)  R KCR B. Butler C. Pavano 9% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive); Betancourt Scores; Podsednik to 3B
t3 2-2 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  R KCR J. Guillen C. Pavano 11% 68% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Podsednik Scores; Butler to 3B
t3 3-2 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  O KCR R. Ankiel C. Pavano -6% 62% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-2 2 1-3 7,(3-2)  RRR KCR A. Callaspo C. Pavano 23% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Butler Scores; Guillen Scores
t3 6-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Kendall C. Pavano 1% 86% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 6-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Gordon C. Pavano 0% 86% Kendall Steals 2B
t3 6-2 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Pavano -1% 85% Flyball: LF
6 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 2-3-4
b3 2-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN O. Hudson L. Hochevar 2% 86% Groundout: P-1B
b3 2-6 1 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN J. Mauer L. Hochevar -2% 84% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b3 2-6 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Morneau L. Hochevar 2% 87% Strikeout Looking
b3 2-6 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN M. Cuddyer L. Hochevar -2% 85% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Mauer to 2B
b3 2-6 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R MIN J. Kubel L. Hochevar -8% 77% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Mauer Scores/unER; Cuddyer to 3B
b3 3-6 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Young L. Hochevar 5% 82% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 3.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Twins' Carl Pavano facing 9-1-2
t4 6-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR Y. Betancourt C. Pavano -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 6-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR D. DeJesus C. Pavano 2% 83% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t4 6-3 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  R KCR S. Podsednik C. Pavano 5% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); DeJesus Scores
Alex Burnett replaces Carl Pavano pitching
t4 7-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Butler A. Burnett 3% 92% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Podsednik to 3B
t4 7-3 1 -23 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Guillen A. Burnett -3% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t4 7-3 2 -23 2,(1-0)  O KCR R. Ankiel A. Burnett -2% 86% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-7, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 8-9-1
b4 3-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Hardy L. Hochevar 2% 88% Flyball: CF
b4 3-7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN B. Harris L. Hochevar 1% 90% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 3-7 2 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN D. Span L. Hochevar -1% 89% Single to RF (Fly Ball)
b4 3-7 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN O. Hudson L. Hochevar -2% 87% Walk; Span to 2B
b4 3-7 2 12- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Mauer L. Hochevar -3% 84% Walk; Span to 3B; Hudson to 2B
b4 3-7 2 123 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Morneau L. Hochevar 7% 90% Strikeout Swinging; Span out at Hm/C; Hudson to 3B; Mauer to 2B; Morneau to 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-3, Twins' Alex Burnett facing 6-7-8
t5 7-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo A. Burnett -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 7-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Kendall A. Burnett -1% 89% Flyball: CF
t5 7-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon A. Burnett -0% 89% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-7, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 5-6-7
b5 3-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Cuddyer L. Hochevar -3% 85% Walk
b5 3-7 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO MIN J. Kubel L. Hochevar 6% 92% Line Drive Double Play: 2B; Cuddyer out at 1B/2B-1B
b5 3-7 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Young L. Hochevar 1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-3, Twins' Alex Burnett facing 9-1-2
t6 7-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR Y. Betancourt A. Burnett -1% 92% Flyball: RF
t6 7-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus A. Burnett -0% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t6 7-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR S. Podsednik A. Burnett 0% 92% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t6 7-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler A. Burnett -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-7, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 8-9-1
b6 3-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Hardy L. Hochevar 2% 93% Groundout: P-1B
b6 3-7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN B. Harris L. Hochevar 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 3-7 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Span L. Hochevar 1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-3, Twins' Ron Mahay facing 4-5-6
Ron Mahay replaces Alex Burnett pitching
t7 7-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Guillen R. Mahay 1% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t7 7-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR R. Ankiel R. Mahay 1% 96% Wild Pitch; Guillen to 2B
t7 7-3 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR R. Ankiel R. Mahay -1% 95% Strikeout Looking
t7 7-3 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo R. Mahay -1% 94% Strikeout Swinging, Guillen Steals 3B
t7 7-3 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Kendall R. Mahay -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-7, Royals' Dusty Hughes facing 2-3-4
Dusty Hughes replaces Luke Hochevar pitching
b7 3-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN O. Hudson D. Hughes -3% 90% Walk
b7 3-7 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Mauer D. Hughes 3% 93% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b7 3-7 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Morneau D. Hughes -3% 90% Walk; Hudson to 2B
Josh Rupe replaces Dusty Hughes pitching
b7 3-7 1 12- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Cuddyer J. Rupe -6% 83% Single to LF (Line Drive); Hudson to 3B; Morneau to 2B
b7 3-7 1 123 2,(1-0)  R MIN J. Kubel J. Rupe -10% 74% Fielder's Choice 1B; Cuddyer to 2B/Safe on E6 (catch); Hudson Scores; Morneau to 3B; Kubel to 1B
b7 4-7 1 123 1,(0-0)  RO MIN D. Young J. Rupe 3% 76% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B); Morneau Scores/unER; Cuddyer to 3B; Kubel to 2B
b7 5-7 2 -23 4,(3-0)  MIN J. Hardy J. Rupe -3% 74% Walk
Jim Thome pinch hits for Brendan Harris (3B) batting 9th
b7 5-7 2 123 7,(2-2)  O MIN J. Thome J. Rupe 13% 87% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-5, Twins' Ron Mahay facing 8-9-1
Alexi Casilla replaces Jim Thome (PH) playing 3B batting 9th
t8 7-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon R. Mahay -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 7-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR Y. Betancourt R. Mahay -1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
t8 7-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus R. Mahay -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-7, Royals' Josh Rupe facing 1-2-3
b8 5-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Span J. Rupe 4% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 5-7 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN O. Hudson J. Rupe 3% 91% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b8 5-7 2 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN J. Mauer J. Rupe -3% 89% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
Joakim Soria replaces Josh Rupe pitching
b8 5-7 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Soria 4% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Twins 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-5, Twins' Jesse Crain facing 2-3-4
Jesse Crain replaces Ron Mahay pitching
t9 7-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR S. Podsednik J. Crain -1% 92% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t9 7-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Butler J. Crain -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 7-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Guillen J. Crain 0% 92% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
Willie Bloomquist pinch runs for Jose Guillen (DH) batting 4th
t9 7-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR R. Ankiel J. Crain 0% 92% Bloomquist Steals 2B
t9 7-5 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR R. Ankiel J. Crain 0% 93% Walk
t9 7-5 2 12- 2,(1-0)  RRR KCR A. Callaspo J. Crain 7% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Bloomquist Scores; Ankiel Scores
t9 10-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Kendall J. Crain -0% 99% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-10, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 5-6-7
Mitch Maier replaces Scott Podsednik playing LF batting 2nd
b9 5-10 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Soria 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 5-10 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Soria 0% 100% Foul Popfly: SS (3B Foul)
b9 5-10 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN D. Young J. Soria 0% 100% Groundout: P unassisted (Short 1B Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, Twins 5.

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