Minnesota 4, Kansas City 1
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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 1
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 11 2
WP: K. Slowey (8-8) S: J. Nathan (31)
LP: K. Davies (5-3)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 3rd: Minnesota
- J. Mauer singled to left center, D. Span scored, N. Punto to second
- J. Kubel grounded into fielder's choice, N. Punto scored, J. Mauer to third, J. Morneau out at second, J. Mauer scored on shortstop M. Aviles' throwing error
Bot 6th: Kansas City
- D. DeJesus singled to right, M. Aviles scored
Top 9th: Minnesota
- J. Mauer hit sacrifice fly to left, D. Span scored, N. Punto to third
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Span rf 4 2 2 0 1 1 0 .320
N. Punto 2b 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .270
J. Mauer c 4 1 1 2 0 0 2 .316
J. Morneau 1b 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 .311
J. Kubel dh 4 0 0 1 1 0 3 .265
D. Young lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .288
B. Harris 3b 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .265
A. Everett ss 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 .190
C. Gomez cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 7 .257
 Totals 31 4 6 3 8 6 21  
 Batting
S - N Punto.
SF - J Mauer.
RBI - J Mauer 2 (54), J Kubel (58).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - N Punto 2, C Gomez 4.
GIDP - J Kubel.
Team LOB - 10.
 Base Running
SB - C Gomez 2 (23, 2nd base off J Peralta/M Olivo, 3rd base off H Ramirez/M Olivo), D Span (7, 2nd base off H Ramirez/M Olivo).
 
 Fielding
E - A Everett (5, ground ball).
PB - J Mauer.
DP - 1 (A Everett-N Punto-J Morneau).
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Aviles ss 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 .341
M. Teahen rf 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .245
D. DeJesus cf 5 0 1 1 0 0 3 .299
J. Guillen lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .259
B. Butler dh 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .275
A. Gordon 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .257
M. Olivo c 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .261
R. Gload 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .273
E. German 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .222
 Totals 38 1 11 1 0 4 16  
 Batting
RBI - D DeJesus (56).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D DeJesus 2, M Teahen 3, A Gordon 1.
GIDP - R Gload.
Team LOB - 11.
 Fielding
E - M Aviles (6, throw); R Ramirez (1, bunt).
DP - 1 (E German-M Aviles-R Gload).
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
K. Slowey (W, 8-8) 5.2 7 1 1 0 2 0 4.07
C. Breslow (H, 3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.36
J. Crain (H, 14) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.30
D. Reyes (H, 14) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.61
M. Guerrier (H, 17) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.20
J. Nathan (S, 31) 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.12
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
K. Davies (L, 5-3) 2.1 3 3 3 5 2 0 4.66
J. Peralta 3.1 1 0 0 2 3 0 4.70
H. Ramirez 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.59
R. Ramirez 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 2.93
WP - K Davies, R Ramirez.
IBB - J Morneau (by R Ramirez).
HBP - R Gload (by J Nathan).
Pitches-strikes - K Slowey 98-62; C Breslow 3-1; J Crain 18-11; D Reyes 11-7; M Guerrier 17-10; J Nathan 14-12; K Davies 69-36; J Peralta 55-34; H Ramirez 16-11; R Ramirez 26-15.
Ground balls-fly balls - K Slowey 6-9; C Breslow 0-1; J Crain 1-1; D Reyes 1-0; M Guerrier 0-2; J Nathan 2-0; K Davies 3-2; J Peralta 4-3; H Ramirez 3-1; R Ramirez 3-3.
Batters faced - K Slowey 23; C Breslow 1; J Crain 4; D Reyes 2; M Guerrier 3; J Nathan 6; K Davies 15; J Peralta 13; H Ramirez 4; R Ramirez 9.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Andy Fletcher. 1B--Alfonso Marquez. 2B--Bob Davidson. 3B--Rob Drake.
Time: 3:27.
Attendance: 33,653.
Weather: 83 degrees, clear.
Wind: 3 mph, left to right.

Updated on Friday, Aug 8, 2008 11:46 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Minnesota
J. Mauer Joe Mauer
1-4
2 RBI
 Kansas City
M. Aviles Mike Aviles
4-5