MLB Play by Play - Kansas City vs. Minnesota

Royals 1st
Nick Blackburn pitching:
David DeJesus:Strike looking, Ball, DeJesus flied out to center.
Scott Podsednik:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Podsednik walked.
Billy Butler:Strike looking, Ball, Butler grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Podsednik out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Twins 1st
Gil Meche pitching:
Denard Span:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Span grounded out to second.
Orlando Hudson:Foul, Foul, Hudson flied out to left.
Joe Mauer:Strike looking, Mauer flied out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Royals 2nd
Nick Blackburn pitching:
Jose Guillen:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Guillen doubled to right.
Rick Ankiel:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ankiel homered to right, Guillen scored.
Alberto Callaspo:Strike looking, Ball, Callaspo grounded out to first.
Jason Kendall:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kendall struck out looking.
Yuniesky Betancourt:Ball, Betancourt flied out to center.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Twins 2nd
Gil Meche pitching:
Justin Morneau:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Morneau grounded out to first.
Michael Cuddyer:Strike looking, Ball, Cuddyer singled to left center.
Jim Thome:Ball, Strike looking, Thome homered to center, Cuddyer scored.
Jason Kubel:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Kubel flied out to center.
J.J. Hardy:Strike looking, Ball, Hardy doubled to right.
Brendan Harris:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Harris walked.
Denard Span:Span reached on an infield single, Hardy scored, Harris to third.
Orlando Hudson:Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Span stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hudson walked.
Joe Mauer:Strike looking, Mauer singled to right, Harris and Span scored, Hudson to third.
Justin Morneau:Foul, Foul, Ball, Morneau grounded out to second.
End of Inning (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)

Royals 3rd
Nick Blackburn pitching:
Willie Bloomquist:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bloomquist flied out to center.
David DeJesus:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, DeJesus doubled to right.
Scott Podsednik:Ball, Strike looking, Podsednik grounded out to shortstop.
Billy Butler:Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Butler struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Twins 3rd
Gil Meche pitching:
Michael Cuddyer:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cuddyer flied out to center.
Jim Thome:Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Thome walked.
Jason Kubel:Kubel flied out to right.
J.J. Hardy:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hardy grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Thome out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Royals 4th
Nick Blackburn pitching:
Jose Guillen:Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Guillen struck out swinging.
Rick Ankiel:Ankiel homered to center.
Alberto Callaspo:Strike looking, Foul, Callaspo grounded out to first.
Jason Kendall:Ball, Strike looking, Kendall flied out to left.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Twins 4th
Gil Meche pitching:
Brendan Harris:Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Harris struck out looking.
Denard Span:Ball, Ball, Span grounded out to pitcher.
Orlando Hudson:Hudson singled to left center.
Joe Mauer:Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Mauer grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Royals 5th
Nick Blackburn pitching:
Yuniesky Betancourt:Betancourt singled to left center.
Willie Bloomquist:Ball, Pickoff attempt, Bloomquist doubled to left center, Betancourt scored.
David DeJesus:Ball, DeJesus flied out to center, Bloomquist to third.
Scott Podsednik:Ball, Ball, Podsednik singled to left center, Bloomquist scored.
Billy Butler:Pickoff attempt, Podsednik picked off at first, pitcher to first, Ball, Butler grounded out to second.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
Twins 5th
Gil Meche pitching:
Justin Morneau:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Morneau tripled to deep left.
Michael Cuddyer:Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Cuddyer grounded out to shortstop.
Jim Thome:Intentional ball, Intentional ball, Intentional ball, Thome intentionally walked.
Jason Kubel:Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kubel grounded into double play second to first, Thome out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Royals 6th
Brian Duensing pitching:
Jose Guillen:Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Guillen fouled out to first.
Rick Ankiel:Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ankiel struck out swinging.
Alberto Callaspo:Ball, Ball, Callaspo grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Twins 6th
Gil Meche pitching:
J.J. Hardy:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hardy grounded out to third.
Brendan Harris:Foul, Harris grounded out to third.
Denard Span:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Span grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Royals 7th
Brian Duensing pitching:
Jason Kendall:Strike looking, Ball, Kendall singled to right.
Yuniesky Betancourt:Bunt foul, Bunt foul, Betancourt sacrificed to pitcher, Kendall to second.
Willie Bloomquist:Ball, Bloomquist grounded out to second, Kendall to third.
David DeJesus:Ball, DeJesus grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Twins 7th
John Parrish pitching:
Orlando Hudson:Ball, Hudson homered to left center.
Joe Mauer:Strike looking, Strike looking, Mauer singled to left center.
Justin Morneau:Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Morneau walked, Mauer to second.
Michael Cuddyer:Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cuddyer grounded into double play third to second to first, Mauer to third, Morneau out at second.
Jim Thome:Strike looking, Thome grounded out to second.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Royals 8th
Matt Guerrier pitching:
Scott Podsednik:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Podsednik walked.
Billy Butler:Ball, Butler flied out to center, Podsednik to second.
Jose Guillen:Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Guillen flied out to left.
Rick Ankiel:Foul, Foul, Ankiel grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Twins 8th
Josh Rupe pitching:
Jason Kubel:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kubel flied out to center.
J.J. Hardy:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hardy struck out looking.
Brendan Harris:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Harris flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Royals 9th
Jon Rauch pitching:
Alberto Callaspo:Callaspo singled to right.
Jason Kendall:Bunt foul, Ball, Kendall sacrificed to pitcher, Callaspo to second.
Yuniesky Betancourt:Strike looking, Betancourt flied out to center, Callaspo to third
Alex Gordon hit for Willie Bloomquist.
Alex Gordon:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gordon walked.
David DeJesus:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, DeJesus struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

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