Kansas City 8, Minnesota 1
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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 0 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 8 16 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 0
WP: K. Davies (9-7)
LP: F. Liriano (6-4)
(87-73)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 3rd: Kansas City
- J. Guillen singled to left, M. Aviles scored, A. Callaspo to second
- R. Shealy singled to center, J. Guillen and A. Callaspo scored
- A. Gordon doubled to left center, R. Shealy scored
Top 5th: Kansas City
- B. Butler homered to deep center, M. Teahen scored
Top 6th: Kansas City
- M. Aviles homered to deep left
Bot 6th: Minnesota
- A. Casilla grounded out to second, D. Span scored
Top 7th: Kansas City
- M. Olivo singled to center, B. Butler scored, A. Gordon to second
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Aviles ss-2b 5 2 2 1 0 1 1 .323
A. Callaspo 2b 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .314
    T. Pena Jr. ss 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .169
J. Guillen rf 5 1 2 1 0 1 2 .264
    J. Gathright cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254
R. Shealy 1b 5 1 1 2 0 2 1 .299
M. Teahen lf 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .256
B. Butler dh 5 2 3 2 0 0 2 .274
A. Gordon 3b 3 0 1 1 1 2 2 .261
    J. Smith 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192
M. Olivo c 4 0 2 1 0 2 1 .255
M. Maier cf-rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 .294
 Totals 39 8 16 8 3 8 14  
 Batting
2B - M Aviles (26, F Liriano); A Gordon (35, F Liriano); M Teahen (31, F Liriano).
HR - B Butler (11, 5th inning off F Liriano 1 on, 1 Out), M Aviles (10, 6th inning off P Humber 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - J Guillen (97), R Shealy 2 (18), A Gordon (59), B Butler 2 (55), M Aviles (50), M Olivo (41).
2-out RBI - A Gordon.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Olivo 1, M Maier 2.
GIDP - M Maier, J Guillen, B Butler.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
CS - M Maier (2, 2nd base by F Liriano).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (A Callaspo-M Aviles-R Shealy).
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Span rf 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .299
A. Casilla 2b 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 .283
J. Mauer c 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .331
J. Morneau 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .304
J. Kubel dh 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .274
D. Young lf 3 0 1 0 1 2 1 .294
B. Buscher 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .294
    B. Harris 3b 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .267
N. Punto ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .279
C. Gomez cf 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .261
 Totals 31 1 6 1 2 13 9  
 Batting
3B - D Span (7, K Davies).
RBI - A Casilla (50).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Gomez 3.
GIDP - B Buscher.
Team LOB - 5.
 Fielding
DP - 3 (N Punto-A Casilla-J Morneau 3).
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
K. Davies (W, 9-7) 6.0 4 1 1 2 8 0 4.06
L. Nunez 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.02
J. Gobble 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 8.90
Y. Yabuta 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.78
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
F. Liriano (L, 6-4) 4.1 11 6 6 1 5 1 3.91
P. Humber 2.0 4 2 2 1 3 1 4.63
E. Guardado 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.15
B. Korecky 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.58
WP - F Liriano 2.
Pitches-strikes - K Davies 101-64; L Nunez 23-15; J Gobble 10-8; Y Yabuta 11-8; F Liriano 85-59; P Humber 43-27; E Guardado 3-3; B Korecky 18-13.
Ground balls-fly balls - K Davies 6-3; L Nunez 2-0; J Gobble 0-1; Y Yabuta 0-1; F Liriano 1-6; P Humber 3-0; E Guardado 2-0; B Korecky 6-0.
Batters faced - K Davies 22; L Nunez 5; J Gobble 3; Y Yabuta 3; F Liriano 24; P Humber 11; E Guardado 1; B Korecky 6.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Angel Hernandez. 1B--Marty Foster. 2B--Derryl Cousins. 3B--Eric Cooper.
Time: 2:50.
Attendance: 30,674.
Weather: INDOORS
Game Notes
KANSAS CITY'S ALBERTO CALLASPO EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 17 GAMES WITH A SINGLE IN THE THIRD INNING.
MINNESOTA THIRD BASEMAN BRIAN BUSCHER LEFT THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE FIFTH INNING DUE TO AN ILLNESS.

Updated on Saturday, Sep 27, 2008 12:03 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Kansas City
B. Butler Billy Butler
3-5, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Minnesota
J. Mauer Joe Mauer
2-4