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Standings
WSN
@BAL
3
6
CHC
@CHW
7
8
CIN
@CLE
7
3
COL
@OAK
11
9
FLA
@TBR
2
3
SDP
@TEX
7
3
PHI
@TOR
10
0
LAA
@ARI
2
1
BOS
@ATL
1
0
DET
@HOU
1
8
SEA
@LAD
5
1
SFG
@MIL
6
7
NYY
@NYM
5
0
KCR
@PIT
2
6
MIN
@STL
3
5
Saturday, June 27, 2009, 12:15PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 42,986, Time of Game: 2:59
Twins
3
38-38
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4 GB
at Cardinals
5
41-35
 Won 1 
1st
W: Josh Kinney (1-0)
L: Kevin Slowey (10-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  3  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  6  1
Cardinals       2  0  3   0  0  0   0  0  X    5  8  0

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 1 0 0 1 0 5 .282 .377 .380 .758 18 10 -0.134 1.24 0.017 -0.151 -1.2 3 0
Brendan Harris SS 4 0 2 3 0 1 4 .290 .336 .394 .730 15 10 0.224 1.37 0.273 -0.049 2.2 1 3
Justin Morneau 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .310 .390 .556 .946 16 11 -0.057 0.74 0.012 -0.069 -0.5 8 1
Jason Kubel LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .309 .369 .551 .920 23 12 -0.044 0.83 0.020 -0.063 -0.4 0 0
Michael Cuddyer RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .281 .362 .514 .876 14 9 -0.057 1.11 0.040 -0.097 -0.4 1 0 2B
Joe Crede 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .233 .309 .456 .765 18 15 0.008 0.89 0.066 -0.058 0.2 0 1
Mike Redmond C 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .238 .307 .288 .594 16 7 -0.085 1.11 0.043 -0.128 -0.8 9 0
Matt Tolbert 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .181 .273 .233 .505 21 15 -0.067 1.32 0.039 -0.106 -0.5 1 4
Kevin Slowey P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 3 -0.047 2.11 0.000 -0.047 -0.5 1 0
   Delmon Young PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .256 .282 .320 .602 1 1 0.044 1.04 0.044 0.000 0.4
   Bobby Keppel P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 4 0 0.017 0.48 0.017 0.000 0.1 0 1
   Sean Henn P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   R.A. Dickey P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Mauer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .394 .468 .691 1.160 3 3 -0.023 0.93 0.000 -0.023 -0.2
Team Totals 32 3 6 3 5 8 37 .188 .297 .219 .516 152 96 -0.221 1.09 0.571 -0.791 -1.4 24 10
2B: M Cuddyer (16, off T Wellemeyer).
TB: M Cuddyer 2; B Harris 2; M Tolbert; J Crede; D Young.
RBI: B Harris 3 (19).
2-out RBI: B Harris 3.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Harris-M Tolbert-J Morneau.
E: B Harris (4).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Skip Schumaker 2B 4 2 3 0 1 0 5 .302 .361 .404 .765 19 10 0.082 0.59 0.112 -0.030 1.0 0 5 2B
Colby Rasmus CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .263 .308 .442 .750 17 10 -0.156 0.96 0.000 -0.156 -2.5 4 0 GDP
Albert Pujols 1B 2 2 2 4 2 0 4 .328 .450 .723 1.173 18 7 0.412 0.92 0.412 0.000 3.8 8 2 2·HR,IW
Chris Duncan LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .250 .338 .399 .738 17 7 -0.011 0.75 0.024 -0.035 -0.2 1 0
   Jason Motte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ryan Franklin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Yadier Molina C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .277 .342 .378 .720 16 11 -0.032 0.82 0.032 -0.064 -0.7 9 0
Rick Ankiel RF-LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .237 .296 .403 .699 9 4 -0.035 0.92 0.011 -0.046 -0.4 1 0 IW
Tyler Greene SS 3 0 0 1 0 2 4 .256 .302 .378 .680 16 10 0.060 0.97 0.093 -0.033 0.6 1 1 HBP
Todd Wellemeyer P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .138 .138 .138 .276 4 3 -0.012 0.46 0.000 -0.012 -0.1 0 0
   Josh Kinney P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 3 -0.048 1.94 0.000 -0.048 -0.8 0 0
   Trever Miller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kyle McClellan P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 1 -0.007 0.28 0.000 -0.007 -0.1 0 0
   Dennys Reyes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Ryan Ludwick RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .225 .299 .419 .718 3 3 -0.006 0.22 0.000 -0.006 -0.2 1 0
Joe Thurston 3B 2 0 1 0 1 1 4 .230 .335 .371 .706 12 6 0.032 0.63 0.091 -0.059 0.7 0 1 3B,HBP
Team Totals 30 5 8 5 6 8 38 .267 .421 .567 .988 135 75 0.279 0.80 0.775 -0.496 1.1 27 9
2B: S Schumaker (15, off K Slowey).
3B: J Thurston (4, off B Keppel).
HR: A Pujols 2 (28, 2 off K Slowey, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF-CF; 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
IBB: R Ankiel (3, by K Slowey); A Pujols (24, by B Keppel).
HBP: T Greene (2, by K Slowey); J Thurston (2, by B Keppel).
TB: A Pujols 8; S Schumaker 4; J Thurston 3; Y Molina; C Duncan.
GIDP: C Rasmus (2).
RBI: A Pujols 4 (74); T Greene (7).
2-out RBI: A Pujols 2; T Greene.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Greene-A Pujols.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: J Thurston (1st base by B Keppel).

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
Kevin Slowey, L (10-3) 3 6 5 5 1 4 2 4.41 17 58 37 23 4 10 4 7 2 0 30 -0.408 1.05 -3.5
Bobby Keppel 4 2 0 0 3 3 0 0.00 17 57 28 18 5 5 7 3 1 0 0 0 0.115 0.68 2.0
Sean Henn 0.1 0 0 0 2 1 0 7.15 3 15 7 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.009 0.24 -0.4
R.A. Dickey 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.34 1 5 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.022 0.48 0.9
Team Totals 8 8 5 5 6 8 2 5.62 38 135 75 45 11 19 12 10 3 0 30 2 0 -0.280 0.80 -1.1

St. Louis Cardinals

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
Todd Wellemeyer 2.1 4 3 3 4 2 0 5.68 15 68 38 22 6 10 2 7 4 0 35 -0.303 1.22 -2.9
Josh Kinney, W (1-0) 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 8.53 5 12 7 5 0 2 3 2 2 0 2 0 0.161 1.30 1.7
Trever Miller, H (7) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.70 2 10 8 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.054 1.02 0.5
Kyle McClellan, H (9) 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 3.06 7 32 20 11 3 6 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.129 0.88 1.0
Dennys Reyes, H (13) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.35 2 8 5 2 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.035 0.71 0.3
Jason Motte, H (14) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.08 3 10 8 6 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.073 0.96 0.5
Ryan Franklin, S (18) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.93 3 12 10 5 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.072 0.95 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 5 8 0 3.00 37 152 96 54 14 28 10 14 8 0 35 3 0 0.221 1.09 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: T Wellemeyer (1).
HBP: B Keppel (1; J Thurston); K Slowey (4; T Greene).
IBB: B Keppel (1; A Pujols); K Slowey (1; R Ankiel).
Pickoffs: B Keppel (1; J Thurston, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Everitt, 1B - Brian Gorman, 2B - Gerry Davis, 3B - Todd Tichenor.
Time of Game: 2:59.
Attendance: 42,986.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 92° F, Wind 4mph out to Centerfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Denard Span CF 1 Skip Schumaker 2B
2 Brendan Harris SS 2 Colby Rasmus CF
3 Justin Morneau 1B 3 Albert Pujols 1B
4 Jason Kubel LF 4 Chris Duncan LF
5 Michael Cuddyer RF 5 Yadier Molina C
6 Joe Crede 3B 6 Rick Ankiel RF
7 Mike Redmond C 7 Tyler Greene SS
8 Matt Tolbert 2B 8 Todd Wellemeyer P
9 Kevin Slowey P 9 Joe Thurston 3B

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-2 2 123 4,(2-1)  RRR MIN B. Harris T. Wellemeyer -26% 42% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Redmond Scores; Tolbert Scores; Span Scores
b3 2-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR STL A. Pujols K. Slowey 24% 64% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Schumaker Scores
b1 0-0 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  RR STL A. Pujols K. Slowey 16% 72% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Schumaker Scores
b3 4-3 2 123 5,(1-2)  R STL T. Greene K. Slowey 9% 78% Hit By Pitch; Duncan Scores; Molina to 3B; Ankiel to 2B
t4 3-5 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO MIN D. Span J. Kinney 9% 78% Line Drive Double Play: SS (Weak SS); Young out at 1B/SS-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Span T. Wellemeyer 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN B. Harris T. Wellemeyer 2% 54% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN J. Morneau T. Wellemeyer -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN J. Kubel T. Wellemeyer -2% 51% Walk; Morneau to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer T. Wellemeyer 4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  STL S. Schumaker K. Slowey 6% 61% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O STL C. Rasmus K. Slowey -4% 57% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  RR STL A. Pujols K. Slowey 16% 72% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Schumaker Scores
b1 2-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL C. Duncan K. Slowey -1% 71% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b1 2-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL Y. Molina K. Slowey -1% 70% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 6-7-8
t2 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Crede T. Wellemeyer 2% 73% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t2 0-2 1 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Redmond T. Wellemeyer -3% 70% Walk
t2 0-2 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  MIN M. Tolbert T. Wellemeyer -4% 66% Single to RF (Line Drive); Redmond to 2B
t2 0-2 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O MIN K. Slowey T. Wellemeyer 5% 71% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-2 2 12- 3,(2-0)  MIN D. Span T. Wellemeyer -2% 69% Wild Pitch; Redmond to 3B; Tolbert to 2B
t2 0-2 2 -23 5,(3-1)  MIN D. Span T. Wellemeyer -2% 68% Walk
t2 0-2 2 123 4,(2-1)  RRR MIN B. Harris T. Wellemeyer -26% 42% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Redmond Scores; Tolbert Scores; Span Scores
t2 3-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Morneau T. Wellemeyer 2% 44% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 6-7-8
b2 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Ankiel K. Slowey -3% 41% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b2 2-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Greene K. Slowey -2% 40% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Wellemeyer K. Slowey -1% 38% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 4-5-6
t3 3-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIN J. Kubel T. Wellemeyer 2% 41% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN M. Cuddyer T. Wellemeyer -4% 37% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t3 3-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  MIN J. Crede T. Wellemeyer -7% 30% Single to RF (Line Drive); Cuddyer to 3B; Crede to 2B/Adv on throw
Josh Kinney replaces Todd Wellemeyer pitching and batting 8th
t3 3-2 1 -23 3,(2-0)  O MIN M. Redmond J. Kinney 8% 38% Fielder's Choice 2B; Cuddyer out at Hm/2B-C; Crede to 3B
t3 3-2 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Tolbert J. Kinney 5% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Kevin Slowey facing 9-1-2
b3 2-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Thurston K. Slowey -3% 40% Strikeout Looking
b3 2-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  STL S. Schumaker K. Slowey 3% 43% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 2-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL C. Rasmus K. Slowey -3% 40% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 2-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR STL A. Pujols K. Slowey 24% 64% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Schumaker Scores
b3 4-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  STL C. Duncan K. Slowey 1% 65% Single to LF (Fly Ball)
b3 4-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL Y. Molina K. Slowey 3% 68% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Duncan to 3B/Adv on E6 (throw); Molina to 2B
b3 4-3 2 -23 4,(3-0)  STL R. Ankiel K. Slowey 1% 69% Intentional Walk
b3 4-3 2 123 5,(1-2)  R STL T. Greene K. Slowey 9% 78% Hit By Pitch; Duncan Scores; Molina to 3B; Ankiel to 2B
b3 5-3 2 123 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Kinney K. Slowey -5% 74% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Cardinals' Josh Kinney facing 9-1-2
Delmon Young pinch hits for Kevin Slowey (P) batting 9th
t4 3-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN D. Young J. Kinney -4% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 3-5 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO MIN D. Span J. Kinney 9% 78% Line Drive Double Play: SS (Weak SS); Young out at 1B/SS-1B
t4 3-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN B. Harris J. Kinney -1% 77% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Trever Miller replaces Josh Kinney pitching and batting 8th
t4 3-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Morneau T. Miller 3% 79% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Twins' Bobby Keppel facing 9-1-2
Bobby Keppel replaces Delmon Young (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b4 5-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Thurston B. Keppel 7% 86% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b4 5-3 0 --3 1,(0-0)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Keppel -3% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 5-3 1 --3 2,(1-0)  O STL C. Rasmus B. Keppel -4% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b4 5-3 2 --3 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols B. Keppel 1% 79% Intentional Walk
b4 5-3 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  STL C. Duncan B. Keppel 1% 81% Walk; Pujols to 2B
b4 5-3 2 123 6,(2-2)  O STL Y. Molina B. Keppel -5% 76% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Cardinals' Trever Miller facing 4-5-6
t5 3-5 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O MIN J. Kubel T. Miller 3% 79% Strikeout Looking
Kyle McClellan replaces Trever Miller pitching and batting 8th
t5 3-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer K. McClellan 2% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 3-5 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O MIN J. Crede K. McClellan 1% 82% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Twins' Bobby Keppel facing 6-7-8
b5 5-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Ankiel B. Keppel -1% 80% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b5 5-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Greene B. Keppel -1% 79% Strikeout Looking
b5 5-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL K. McClellan B. Keppel -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Cardinals' Kyle McClellan facing 7-8-9
t6 3-5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN M. Redmond K. McClellan 3% 82% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN M. Tolbert K. McClellan 2% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-5 2 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN B. Keppel K. McClellan -2% 82% Walk
t6 3-5 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Span K. McClellan 3% 85% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Twins' Bobby Keppel facing 9-1-2
b6 5-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL J. Thurston B. Keppel 2% 87% Hit By Pitch
b6 5-3 0 1-- 1,(1-0)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Keppel -3% 84% Thurston Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b6 5-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  STL S. Schumaker B. Keppel 1% 85% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b6 5-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL C. Rasmus B. Keppel -2% 84% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 5-3 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  STL A. Pujols B. Keppel 1% 85% Walk; Rasmus to 2B
b6 5-3 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O STL C. Duncan B. Keppel -2% 82% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Cardinals' Kyle McClellan facing 2-3-4
t7 3-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN B. Harris K. McClellan 3% 86% Strikeout Looking
Dennys Reyes replaces Kyle McClellan pitching and batting 8th
t7 3-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN J. Morneau D. Reyes 2% 88% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t7 3-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Kubel D. Reyes 1% 89% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Twins' Bobby Keppel facing 5-6-7
b7 5-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL Y. Molina B. Keppel -1% 88% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b7 5-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Ankiel B. Keppel -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 5-3 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL T. Greene B. Keppel -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Cardinals' Jason Motte facing 5-6-7
Jason Motte replaces Chris Duncan (LF) pitching and batting 4th
Rick Ankiel moves from RF to LF
Ryan Ludwick replaces Dennys Reyes (P) playing RF batting 8th
t8 3-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Motte 4% 91% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
t8 3-5 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O MIN J. Crede J. Motte 2% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN M. Redmond J. Motte 1% 94% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Twins' Sean Henn facing 8-9-1
Sean Henn replaces Bobby Keppel pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ludwick S. Henn -1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL J. Thurston S. Henn 1% 94% Walk
b8 5-3 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  STL S. Schumaker S. Henn 1% 95% Walk; Thurston to 2B
R.A. Dickey replaces Sean Henn pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-3 1 12- 5,(2-2)  OO STL C. Rasmus R. Dickey -2% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Cardinals' Ryan Franklin facing 8-9-1
Ryan Franklin replaces Jason Motte pitching and batting 4th
t9 3-5 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN M. Tolbert R. Franklin 4% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
Joe Mauer pinch hits for R.A. Dickey (P) batting 9th
t9 3-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN J. Mauer R. Franklin 2% 99% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t9 3-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Span R. Franklin 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 5.

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