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0
6
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8
1
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@OAK
3
1
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@TBR
2
5
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2
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@STL
6
2
Sunday, June 28, 2009, 1:18PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 42,705, Time of Game: 2:50
Twins
6
39-38
 Won 1 
2nd, 4 GB
at Cardinals
2
41-36
 Lost 1 
1st
L: Joel Pineiro (6-9)
S: Joe Nathan (19)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           3  0  1   0  0  0   1  0  1    6 11  0
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  7  3

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-LF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .280 .374 .377 .751 14 9 0.061 0.51 0.089 -0.028 0.6 1 0 CS
Brendan Harris SS 4 1 1 2 0 0 5 .289 .333 .391 .724 13 12 0.021 0.67 0.059 -0.038 0.7 4 6 SF
Joe Mauer C 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .394 .467 .684 1.151 22 13 0.050 0.57 0.078 -0.028 -0.2 7 0 GDP
Justin Morneau 1B 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .309 .388 .563 .951 10 7 0.115 0.92 0.192 -0.077 0.6 11 1 HR,GDP
Jason Kubel LF 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .317 .375 .558 .933 16 9 0.074 0.45 0.083 -0.009 1.2 1 0 2B
   Carlos Gomez PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .284 .333 .617 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Michael Cuddyer RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .276 .357 .506 .863 15 9 -0.047 0.46 0.000 -0.047 -0.9 1 0
Joe Crede 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .238 .312 .457 .769 13 9 -0.001 0.40 0.025 -0.026 0.3 0 3
Matt Tolbert 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .185 .274 .235 .509 10 8 -0.005 0.43 0.023 -0.027 -0.3 2 3 SH
Francisco Liriano P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 7 5 -0.030 0.60 0.000 -0.030 -0.6 0 1 SH
   Jose Mijares P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Matt Guerrier P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Brian Buscher PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .205 .336 .318 .655 7 3 0.002 0.05 0.002 0.000 0.2
   R.A. Dickey P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Nathan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 6 11 6 1 3 39 .314 .324 .429 .753 127 84 0.240 0.55 0.551 -0.310 1.6 27 16
2B: J Kubel (17, off B Hawksworth).
HR: J Morneau (17, off J Pineiro, 1st inn, 2 on, 1 out to RF).
SF: B Harris (4, off J Pineiro).
SH: F Liriano (1, off J Pineiro); M Tolbert (6, off J Kinney).
TB: J Morneau 4; J Kubel 4; J Mauer 2; J Crede 2; M Tolbert; D Span; B Harris.
GIDP: J Morneau (9); J Mauer (5).
RBI: J Morneau 3 (61); B Harris 2 (21); J Kubel (42).
2-out RBI: J Kubel; B Harris.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 5 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Guerrier-B Harris-J Morneau.
Outfield Assists: C Gomez (J Thurston at 3rd base).
Baserunning
CS: D Span (5, 2nd base by T Miller POCS).

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 0 0 0 1 2 5 .297 .358 .398 .756 22 12 -0.052 0.97 0.049 -0.100 -0.9 3 4
Khalil Greene 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .200 .282 .354 .636 10 8 -0.061 0.81 0.000 -0.061 -0.5 1 1
   Blake Hawksworth P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brendan Ryan PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .346 .411 .757 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Colby Rasmus PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262 .307 .440 .747 4 2 -0.090 1.96 0.000 -0.090 -0.8 GDP
   Josh Kinney P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Albert Pujols 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .328 .451 .722 1.173 18 10 -0.004 0.47 0.028 -0.032 0.1 11 4 2B
Mark DeRosa LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .267 .341 .452 .793 16 9 -0.032 0.73 0.022 -0.054 -0.4 5 0
Ryan Ludwick RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .231 .303 .426 .728 11 9 0.034 1.06 0.097 -0.062 0.4 0 0 2B
Rick Ankiel CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .237 .295 .405 .700 13 8 0.035 1.07 0.099 -0.064 0.5 1 0 2B,SB
Jason LaRue C 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .280 .308 .380 .688 8 6 0.036 1.00 0.095 -0.059 0.4 3 2
Joel Pineiro P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .172 .250 .207 .457 6 6 -0.041 1.31 0.000 -0.041 -0.4 1 0 SH
   Trever Miller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Joe Thurston PH-3B 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .230 .341 .371 .712 10 2 0.043 0.77 0.043 0.000 0.5 0 0
Tyler Greene SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .247 .293 .366 .659 13 10 -0.100 1.31 0.000 -0.100 -0.8 2 6
   Chris Duncan PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .253 .341 .402 .743 4 2 -0.027 1.21 0.000 -0.027 -0.4
Team Totals 31 2 7 2 5 7 37 .226 .333 .323 .656 135 84 -0.259 0.97 0.433 -0.690 -2.4 27 18
2B: R Ludwick (5, off F Liriano); R Ankiel (15, off F Liriano); A Pujols (18, off M Guerrier).
SH: J Pineiro (4, off F Liriano).
TB: R Ludwick 3; J LaRue 2; A Pujols 2; R Ankiel 2; C Duncan.
GIDP: C Rasmus (3).
RBI: R Ankiel (21); J LaRue (3).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Greene-S Schumaker-A Pujols 2.
E: K Greene (8); S Schumaker (5); T Greene (3).
Baserunning
SB: R Ankiel (1, 2nd base off F Liriano/J Mauer).

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
Francisco Liriano, W (4-8) 7 4 2 2 2 6 0 5.62 27 97 64 36 18 10 14 5 4 0 65 0.192 1.00 1.4
Jose Mijares 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.49 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.049 1.03 -0.4
Matt Guerrier, H (15) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.83 4 17 11 9 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.098 1.25 0.9
R.A. Dickey 0.2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.30 4 13 6 4 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.004 0.59 -0.0
Joe Nathan, S (19) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.50 1 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.014 0.51 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 5 7 0 2.00 37 135 84 50 21 13 18 7 5 0 65 3 0 0.259 0.97 2.4
J Mijares faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

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
Joel Pineiro, L (6-9) 6.2 8 5 3 0 2 1 3.44 29 92 62 43 4 15 20 8 3 0 44 -0.250 0.69 -1.8
Trever Miller 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.66 0 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.009 0.33 0.2
Blake Hawksworth 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.70 4 15 9 6 0 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 0.014 0.23 0.5
Josh Kinney 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 8.59 6 20 13 9 3 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 -0.015 0.14 -0.5
Team Totals 9 11 6 4 1 3 1 4.00 39 131 86 59 7 20 23 13 7 0 44 1 0 -0.242 0.55 -1.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: T Miller (1; D Span, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian Gorman, 1B - Gerry Davis, 2B - Todd Tichenor, 3B - Mike Everitt.
Time of Game: 2:50.
Attendance: 42,705.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 84° F, Wind 14mph from Left to Right, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Denard Span CF 1 Skip Schumaker 2B
2 Brendan Harris SS 2 Khalil Greene 3B
3 Joe Mauer C 3 Albert Pujols 1B
4 Justin Morneau 1B 4 Mark DeRosa LF
5 Jason Kubel LF 5 Ryan Ludwick RF
6 Michael Cuddyer RF 6 Rick Ankiel CF
7 Joe Crede 3B 7 Jason LaRue C
8 Matt Tolbert 2B 8 Joel Pineiro P
9 Francisco Liriano P 9 Tyler Greene SS

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  RRR MIN J. Morneau J. Pineiro 19% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Span Scores/unER; Mauer Scores
b8 2-5 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO STL C. Rasmus M. Guerrier 9% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b5 0-4 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R STL R. Ankiel F. Liriano -9% 75% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Ludwick Scores
b5 1-4 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R STL J. LaRue F. Liriano -8% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Ankiel Scores
t3 3-0 2 --3 5,(2-2)  R MIN J. Kubel J. Pineiro 6% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive); Harris Scores/unER

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' Joel Pineiro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN D. Span J. Pineiro 4% 54% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(0-2)  O MIN B. Harris J. Pineiro -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Span to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  MIN J. Mauer J. Pineiro 5% 57% Single to RF (Line Drive); Span to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  RRR MIN J. Morneau J. Pineiro 19% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Span Scores/unER; Mauer Scores
t1 3-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O MIN J. Kubel J. Pineiro -1% 75% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t1 3-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Pineiro -1% 74% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL S. Schumaker F. Liriano 2% 76% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL K. Greene F. Liriano 1% 78% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b1 0-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Pujols F. Liriano 1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 7-8-9
t2 3-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN J. Crede J. Pineiro 2% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 3-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Tolbert J. Pineiro -2% 79% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t2 3-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN F. Liriano J. Pineiro -2% 77% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t2 3-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN D. Span J. Pineiro -1% 76% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL M. DeRosa F. Liriano 2% 78% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Ludwick F. Liriano 1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Ankiel F. Liriano 1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 2-3-4
t3 3-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN B. Harris J. Pineiro 2% 82% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t3 3-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  MIN J. Mauer J. Pineiro 3% 85% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Harris to 2B
t3 3-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO MIN J. Morneau J. Pineiro -6% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS-2B); Harris to 3B
t3 3-0 2 --3 5,(2-2)  R MIN J. Kubel J. Pineiro 6% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive); Harris Scores/unER
t3 4-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Pineiro -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 7-8-9
b3 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. LaRue F. Liriano 2% 86% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
b3 0-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Pineiro F. Liriano 1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-4 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL T. Greene F. Liriano 1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 7-8-9
t4 4-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Crede J. Pineiro -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t4 4-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Tolbert J. Pineiro -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 4-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN F. Liriano J. Pineiro -0% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 1-2-3
b4 0-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL S. Schumaker F. Liriano 2% 88% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 0-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL K. Greene F. Liriano 1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  STL A. Pujols F. Liriano -1% 89% Walk
b4 0-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL M. DeRosa F. Liriano 2% 90% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 1-2-3
t5 4-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN D. Span J. Pineiro 2% 92% Reached on E4 (throw) (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Span to 2B
t5 4-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN B. Harris J. Pineiro -2% 90% Fielder's Choice 1B; Span out at 3B/1B-3B
t5 4-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO MIN J. Mauer J. Pineiro -2% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 5-6-7
b5 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL R. Ludwick F. Liriano -5% 84% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b5 0-4 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R STL R. Ankiel F. Liriano -9% 75% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Ludwick Scores
b5 1-4 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R STL J. LaRue F. Liriano -8% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Ankiel Scores
b5 2-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Pineiro F. Liriano 3% 70% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (P's Left); LaRue to 2B
b5 2-4 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O STL T. Greene F. Liriano 4% 74% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); LaRue to 3B
b5 2-4 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O STL S. Schumaker F. Liriano 5% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 4-5-6
t6 4-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Morneau J. Pineiro -2% 77% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t6 4-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN J. Kubel J. Pineiro 2% 79% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t6 4-2 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O MIN M. Cuddyer J. Pineiro -2% 77% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t6 4-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN J. Crede J. Pineiro -2% 75% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 2-3-4
b6 2-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL K. Greene F. Liriano 3% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Pujols F. Liriano 2% 81% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL M. DeRosa F. Liriano 1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 8-9-1
t7 4-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN M. Tolbert J. Pineiro 2% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t7 4-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN F. Liriano J. Pineiro -1% 84% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Tolbert to 2B
t7 4-2 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN D. Span J. Pineiro 3% 87% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Tolbert to 3B
t7 4-2 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO MIN B. Harris J. Pineiro 2% 89% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly (LF-CF); Tolbert Scores
Trever Miller replaces Joel Pineiro pitching and batting 8th
t7 5-2 2 1-- 4,(2-2)  O MIN J. Mauer T. Miller -1% 88% Span Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Francisco Liriano facing 5-6-7
b7 2-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL R. Ludwick F. Liriano -5% 83% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b7 2-5 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Ankiel F. Liriano 4% 88% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 2-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL J. LaRue F. Liriano -1% 86% Ankiel Steals 2B
b7 2-5 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. LaRue F. Liriano 4% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
Joe Thurston pinch hits for Trever Miller (P) batting 8th
b7 2-5 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  STL J. Thurston F. Liriano -2% 88% Walk
b7 2-5 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O STL T. Greene F. Liriano 5% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cardinals' Blake Hawksworth facing 3-4-5
Blake Hawksworth replaces Khalil Greene (3B) pitching and batting 2nd
Joe Thurston moves from PH to 3B
t8 5-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN J. Mauer B. Hawksworth -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 5-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Morneau B. Hawksworth -0% 92% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
t8 5-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN J. Kubel B. Hawksworth 1% 93% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
Carlos Gomez pinch runs for Jason Kubel (LF) batting 5th
t8 5-2 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O MIN M. Cuddyer B. Hawksworth -1% 92% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Jose Mijares facing 1-2-3
Jose Mijares replaces Francisco Liriano pitching and batting 9th
Denard Span moves from CF to LF
Carlos Gomez moves from PR to CF
b8 2-5 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL S. Schumaker J. Mijares -5% 87% Walk
Matt Guerrier replaces Jose Mijares pitching and batting 9th
Brendan Ryan pinch hits for Blake Hawksworth (P) batting 2nd
Colby Rasmus pinch hits for Brendan Ryan batting 2nd
b8 2-5 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO STL C. Rasmus M. Guerrier 9% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b8 2-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  STL A. Pujols M. Guerrier -2% 94% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b8 2-5 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  STL M. DeRosa M. Guerrier -2% 92% Walk
b8 2-5 2 12- 4,(0-2)  O STL R. Ludwick M. Guerrier 5% 97% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cardinals' Josh Kinney facing 7-8-9
Josh Kinney replaces Colby Rasmus (PH) pitching and batting 2nd
t9 5-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN J. Crede J. Kinney 0% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t9 5-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN M. Tolbert J. Kinney -0% 97% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Crede to 2B
Brian Buscher pinch hits for Matt Guerrier (P) batting 9th
t9 5-2 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  MIN B. Buscher J. Kinney 0% 97% Walk
t9 5-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Span J. Kinney -0% 97% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B); Crede to 3B
t9 5-2 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R MIN B. Harris J. Kinney 2% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Crede Scores; Span to 3B
t9 6-2 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  MIN J. Mauer J. Kinney 0% 99% Defensive Indifference; Harris to 2B
t9 6-2 2 -23 7,(3-2)  O MIN J. Mauer J. Kinney -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-6, Twins' R.A. Dickey facing 6-7-8
R.A. Dickey replaces Brian Buscher (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ankiel R. Dickey 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b9 2-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  STL J. LaRue R. Dickey -1% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b9 2-6 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  STL J. Thurston R. Dickey -2% 96% Walk; LaRue to 2B
Chris Duncan pinch hits for Tyler Greene (SS) batting 9th
b9 2-6 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O STL C. Duncan R. Dickey 3% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); LaRue to 3B; Thurston out at 3B/CF-SS
Joe Nathan replaces R.A. Dickey pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-6 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Schumaker J. Nathan 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Cardinals 2.

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