Minnesota 5, Kansas City 4
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(65-96)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 7 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 X 5 8 0
WP: J. Rauch (5-1) S: J. Nathan (47)
LP: D. Hughes (0-2)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 6th: Minnesota
- J. Mauer singled to shallow right, N. Punto scored
- D. Young doubled to deep right center, J. Mauer, J. Kubel and M. Cuddyer scored
Top 7th: Kansas City
- M. Jacobs homered to deep right
Top 8th: Kansas City
- A. Gordon homered to deep right, M. Olivo scored
- M. Maier grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, T. Hulett scored, W. Bloomquist out at second
Bot 8th: Minnesota
- M. Cuddyer homered to deep left
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
W. Bloomquist lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .266
M. Maier cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .246
B. Butler 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303
M. Jacobs dh 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .228
A. Callaspo 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298
M. Teahen rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .270
M. Olivo c 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .249
A. Gordon 3b 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 .231
L. Hernandez ss 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .186
    B. Pena ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
    T. Hulett pr-ss 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .059
 Totals 32 4 7 3 2 0 7 0 5  
 Batting
2B - M Olivo (15, N Blackburn).
HR - M Jacobs (19, 7th inning off N Blackburn 0 on, 1 Out), A Gordon (5, 8th inning off J Mijares 1 on, 0 Out).
S - M Teahen.
RBI - M Jacobs (61), A Gordon 2 (21).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Gordon 2.
GIDP - M Maier.
Team LOB - 2.
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
D. Span cf-rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .312
O. Cabrera ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282
J. Mauer c 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 .366
J. Kubel rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .296
    C. Gomez cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228
M. Cuddyer 1b 3 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 .277
D. Young lf 4 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .283
J. Morales dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .325
M. Tolbert 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .226
N. Punto 2b 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .230
 Totals 30 5 8 5 1 2 5 0 8  
 Batting
2B - J Kubel (35, Z Greinke); D Young (16, Z Greinke).
HR - M Cuddyer (31, 8th inning off D Hughes 0 on, 1 Out).
S - D Span.
RBI - J Mauer (96), M Cuddyer (92), D Young 3 (58).
2-out RBI - J Mauer, D Young 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Tolbert 1.
Team LOB - 5.
 Base Running
CS - D Young (5, 2nd base by Z Greinke/M Olivo).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (N Punto-O Cabrera-M Cuddyer).
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
Z. Greinke 6.0 6 4 4 2 5 0 1.07 2.16  
R. Colon 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.43 4.83  
D. Hughes (L, 0-2) 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 1 1.46 4.61  
J. Cruz 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.49 5.72  
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
N. Blackburn 7.0 4 2 2 0 5 1 1.37 4.03  
J. Mijares 0.0 2 2 2 0 0 1 1.17 2.34  
J. Rauch (W, 5-1; BS, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.30 1.84  
J. Nathan (S, 47) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.93 2.15  
HPB - M Cuddyer (by Z Greinke).
Pitches-strikes - Z Greinke 96-63; R Colon 12-7; D Hughes 11-6; J Cruz 5-3; N Blackburn 88-60; J Mijares 4-3; J Rauch 7-6; J Nathan 15-10.
Ground balls-fly balls - Z Greinke 7-5; R Colon 1-2; D Hughes 1-1; J Cruz 1-1; N Blackburn 10-9; J Mijares 0-2; J Rauch 1-1; J Nathan 0-1.
Batters faced - Z Greinke 26; R Colon 3; D Hughes 3; J Cruz 2; N Blackburn 25; J Mijares 2; J Rauch 3; J Nathan 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Mark Wegner. 1B--Rick Reed. 2B--Jeff Kellogg. 3B--Tim Timmons.

Updated on Sunday, Oct 4, 2009 4:21 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Kansas City
M. Jacobs Mike Jacobs
2-4, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Minnesota
D. Young Delmon Young
2-4
3 RBI