Minnesota 14, Kansas City 3
Preview - Box Score - Recap

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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 3 2 5 0 1 3 0 14 12 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 11 2
WP: C. Silva (8-9)
LP: R. Hernandez (2-7)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 3rd: Minnesota
- J. Morneau homered to deep right, N. Punto and J. Mauer scored
Top 4th: Minnesota
- L. Castillo singled to first, J. Tyner scored, J. Bartlett to third
- N. Punto hit sacrifice fly to center, J. Bartlett scored
Top 5th: Minnesota
- J. Bartlett singled to second, J. Morneau scored, J. Kubel to third, J. Tyner to second
- L. Castillo singled to left, J. Kubel scored, J. Tyner to third, J. Bartlett to second
- N. Punto walked, J. Tyner scored, J. Bartlett to third, L. Castillo to second
- J. Mauer doubled to left, L. Castillo and J. Bartlett scored, N. Punto to third
Bot 6th: Kansas City
- D. DeJesus homered to deep right center
- E. Brown homered to deep left center, M. Teahen scored
Top 7th: Minnesota
- M. Cuddyer singled to center, L. Castillo scored, J. Mauer to second
Top 8th: Minnesota
- J. Bartlett doubled to left, J. Kubel scored, J. Tyner to third
- L. Castillo singled to left, J. Tyner scored, J. Bartlett to third
- N. Punto hit sacrifice fly to deep right center, J. Bartlett scored
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
L. Castillo 2b 6 2 4 3 0 0 0 .282
N. Punto 3b 1 1 0 3 3 0 2 .314
J. Mauer c 3 1 1 2 3 0 1 .365
M. Cuddyer rf 5 0 1 1 1 1 5 .264
J. Morneau 1b 4 2 1 3 2 1 2 .323
T. Hunter cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .275
    J. Rabe lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .375
J. Kubel dh 3 2 0 0 3 1 2 .266
J. Tyner lf-cf 3 3 1 0 2 0 2 .299
J. Bartlett ss 5 3 3 2 0 0 1 .357
 Totals 35 14 12 14 14 3 20  
 Batting
2B - J Mauer (25, J Peralta); J Bartlett (10, L Nunez).
HR - J Morneau (29, 3rd inning off R Hernandez 2 on, 2 Out).
SF - N Punto 2.
RBI - J Morneau 3 (97), L Castillo 3 (40), N Punto 3 (29), J Bartlett 2 (17), J Mauer 2 (60), M Cuddyer (68).
2-out RBI - J Morneau 3, J Bartlett, L Castillo, N Punto, J Mauer 2, M Cuddyer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Cuddyer 2, J Morneau 1, T Hunter 2, J Bartlett 1.
GIDP - J Tyner, M Cuddyer, J Kubel.
Team LOB - 11.
 Fielding
DP - 2 (J Morneau-J Mauer, L Castillo-J Bartlett-J Morneau).
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. DeJesus lf 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .297
    E. German lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .318
M. Grudzielanek 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .284
    A. Blanco 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219
M. Teahen 3b 4 1 1 0 0 2 3 .280
E. Brown dh 4 1 2 2 0 1 0 .281
S. Costa rf 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .265
R. Shealy 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
P. Bako c 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .227
    J. Buck c 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .243
A. Berroa ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .240
J. Gathright cf 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .210
 Totals 36 3 11 3 1 5 14  
 Batting
2B - J Buck (15, C Silva); S Costa (14, C Silva).
HR - D Dejesus (6, 6th inning off C Silva 0 on, 1 Out), E Brown (8, 6th inning off C Silva 1 on, 2 Out).
RBI - D DeJesus (34), E Brown 2 (56).
2-out RBI - E Brown 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Berroa 1, R Shealy 1, M Teahen 2.
GIDP - D DeJesus.
Team LOB - 7.
 Fielding
E - S Costa (3, throw); A Berroa (14, ground ball).
DP - 3 (A Berroa-R Shealy, M Teahen-A Blanco-R Shealy, L Nunez-A Berroa-R Shealy).
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
C. Silva (W, 8-9) 6.1 10 3 3 0 1 2 6.37
P. Neshek 1.2 0 0 0 1 3 0 1.23
W. Eyre 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 7.25
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Hernandez (L, 2-7) 4.2 4 9 8 9 2 1 8.54
J. Peralta 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 4.44
S. Dohmann 2.0 3 1 1 2 1 0 10.38
L. Nunez 2.0 3 3 3 2 0 0 4.72
IBB - J Mauer (by S Dohmann).
HBP - T Hunter (by R Hernandez).
Pitches-strikes - C Silva 79-50; P Neshek 33-20; W Eyre 19-12; R Hernandez 108-52; J Peralta 15-8; S Dohmann 31-18; L Nunez 37-20.
Ground balls-fly balls - C Silva 13-4; P Neshek 1-1; W Eyre 1-1; R Hernandez 9-3; J Peralta 0-1; S Dohmann 2-3; L Nunez 4-2.
Batters faced - C Silva 27; P Neshek 6; W Eyre 4; R Hernandez 27; J Peralta 4; S Dohmann 11; L Nunez 10.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Brian Knight. 1B--Bill Miller. 2B--Eric Cooper. 3B--Gerry Davis.
Ejections: KANSAS CITY's Bako by Knight (5th).
Time: 3:10.
Attendance: 25,131.
Weather: 99 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, right to left.
Game Notes
KANSAS CITY CATCHER PAUL BAKO WAS EJECTED BY HOME PLATE UMPIRE BRIAN KNIGHT IN THE TOP OF THE FIFTH INNING FOR ARGUING BALLS AND STRIKES.

Updated on Saturday, Aug 5, 2006 10:22 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Minnesota
L. Castillo L. Castillo
4-6
3 RBI
 Kansas City
E. Brown E. Brown
2-4, 1 HR
2 RBI