Minnesota 7, Kansas City 2
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(61-82)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
Minnesota 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 X 7 13 1
WP: N. Blackburn (10-8)
LP: B. Bannister (7-15)
(79-65)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Minnesota
- J. Mauer grounded out to first, D. Span scored
Top 2nd: Kansas City
- M. Olivo homered to deep left center
Bot 2nd: Minnesota
- C. Gomez hit sacrifice fly to left, B. Buscher scored
- D. Span singled to center, N. Punto scored, D. Span to second advancing on throw
Top 3rd: Kansas City
- J. Guillen doubled to deep right, D. DeJesus scored
Bot 3rd: Minnesota
- B. Buscher doubled to deep center, D. Young scored
Bot 4th: Minnesota
- J. Mauer hit sacrifice fly to left, D. Span scored
- J. Morneau homered to deep right, A. Casilla scored
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. DeJesus cf 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .297
M. Aviles ss 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .322
J. Guillen rf 4 0 3 1 0 0 2 .258
B. Butler dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .276
M. Teahen 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .243
M. Olivo c 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 .256
R. Shealy 1b 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .231
R. Gload lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .270
A. Callaspo 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .296
 Totals 31 2 6 2 2 4 7  
 Batting
2B - J Guillen (36, N Blackburn).
HR - M Olivo (12, 2nd inning off N Blackburn 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - M Olivo (37), J Guillen (87).
2-out RBI - J Guillen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Guillen 1, B Butler 1.
GIDP - R Gload, B Butler.
Team LOB - 4.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (M Aviles-A Callaspo-R Shealy).
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Span rf 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 .306
A. Casilla 2b 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 .294
J. Mauer c 3 0 0 2 0 0 3 .324
J. Morneau 1b 4 1 2 2 0 1 0 .311
J. Kubel dh 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .275
D. Young lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .286
B. Buscher 3b 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .306
N. Punto ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .285
C. Gomez cf 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 .251
 Totals 33 7 13 7 1 7 9  
 Batting
2B - D Span (14, B Bannister); N Punto (18, B Bannister); B Buscher (9, B Bannister).
3B - C Gomez (5, J Bale).
HR - J Morneau (23, 4th inning off B Bannister 1 on, 2 Out).
S - A Casilla.
SF - J Mauer , C Gomez.
RBI - J Mauer 2 (73), C Gomez (42), D Span (36), B Buscher (45), J Morneau 2 (119).
2-out RBI - D Span, B Buscher, J Morneau 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - N Punto 1, J Mauer 1, D Span 1.
GIDP - N Punto.
Team LOB - 6.
 Fielding
E - A Casilla (10, throw).
DP - 2 (A Casilla-N Punto-J Morneau, B Buscher-A Casilla-J Morneau).
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Bannister (L, 7-15) 3.2 10 7 7 1 2 1 5.81
J. Bale 1.1 3 0 0 0 0 0 6.05
J. Gobble 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 10.46
K. Wells 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6.00
D. Lowery 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
N. Blackburn (W, 10-8) 7.0 5 2 2 1 3 1 3.67
D. Reyes 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.48
J. Crain 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.90
Pitches-strikes - B Bannister 93-64; J Bale 22-13; J Gobble 13-9; K Wells 19-13; D Lowery 12-8; N Blackburn 97-70; D Reyes 11-3; J Crain 12-11.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Bannister 5-4; J Bale 4-0; J Gobble 1-0; K Wells 0-1; D Lowery 0-2; N Blackburn 13-5; D Reyes 2-0; J Crain 0-3.
Batters faced - B Bannister 22; J Bale 6; J Gobble 3; K Wells 3; D Lowery 3; N Blackburn 25; D Reyes 4; J Crain 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Greg Gibson. 1B--Charlie Reliford. 2B--Brian Runge. 3B--Chad Fairchild.
Time: 2:35.
Attendance: 17,015.
Weather: INDOORS

Updated on Tuesday, Sep 9, 2008 10:52 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Kansas City
J. Guillen Jose Guillen
3-4
1 RBI
 Minnesota
J. Morneau Justin Morneau
2-4, 1 HR
2 RBI