67-64
6 - 1
57-73

Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kansas City's James Shields is accustomed to pitching in close games this season.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 6 13 0
Min 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1

Scoring Summary

Top 8th: Kansas City
Chris Getz singled to shallow right, Salvador Pérez scored, David Lough to third
KC 1 - MIN 0
Jarrod Dyson reached on bunt single, David Lough scored, Chris Getz to third, Alcides Escobar to second
KC 2 - MIN 0
Alex Gordon doubled to shallow right, Chris Getz, Alcides Escobar and Jarrod Dyson scored, Alex Gordon out at third
KC 5 - MIN 0
Bottom 8th: Minnesota
Brian Dozier doubled to left, Trevor Plouffe scored, Pedro Florimón to third
KC 5 - MIN 1
Top 9th: Kansas City
Billy Butler homered to right
KC 6 - MIN 1

Pitching Details

Batting

Kansas City

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Alex GordonLF 5 0 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 .268
Emilio Bonifacio3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 .232
Eric Hosmer1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .294
Billy ButlerDH 5 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 .294
Salvador PérezC 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .275
David LoughRF 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .288
Chris Getz2B 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 4 .224
Alcides EscobarSS 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .235
Jarrod DysonCF 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 .252
Totals 40 6 13 6 1 3 8 2 18
Batting
2B - A Gordon 2 (24, K Correia, C Thielbar); E Bonifacio (20, K Correia)
HR - B Butler (14, 9th inning off R Pressly 0 on, 0 Out)
RBI - A Gordon 3 (69), B Butler (67), C Getz (17), J Dyson (13)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - E Hosmer 2, S Perez 1, A Escobar 1, J Dyson 2
Team LOB - 10
Running
SB - D Lough (5, 2nd base off J Burton/R Doumit), C Getz (12, 2nd base off J Burton/R Doumit)
Fielding
DP - 1 (E Bonifacio-C Getz-E Hosmer)

Minnesota

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Brian Dozier2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 .243
Chris HerrmannRF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 .221
Justin Morneau1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .261
Josh WillinghamLF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .215
Ryan DoumitC 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .243
Chris ColabelloDH 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 .198
Trevor Plouffe3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .230
Clete ThomasCF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .230
Pedro FlorimónSS 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .224
Totals 29 1 4 1 0 4 11 1 13
Batting
2B - B Dozier (29, J Shields)
RBI - B Dozier (55)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Morneau 3, C Thomas 1
GIDP - T Plouffe
Team LOB - 5
Running
SB - P Florimon (10, 2nd base off J Shields/S Perez)
Fielding
E - P Florimon (12, field)
Outfield assists - C Herrmann

Pitching

Kansas City

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
James Shields(W, 9-8) 7.1 4 1 1 4 7 0 1.26 3.14
Will Smith(HLD, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.93 3.18
Kelvin Herrera 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.18 3.53

Minnesota

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Kevin Correia 7.0 6 0 0 2 7 0 1.44 4.32
Jared Burton(L, 2-8) 0.1 3 4 4 1 1 0 1.24 3.77
Caleb Thielbar 0.2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.93 1.11
Ryan Pressly 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1.32 3.88
Pitching
Pitches-strikes - J Shields 114-67; W Smith 7-6; K Herrera 13-9; K Correia 118-72; J Burton 28-17; C Thielbar 12-8; R Pressly 14-8
Ground balls-fly balls - J Shields 7-6; W Smith 0-0; K Herrera 1-0; K Correia 9-4; J Burton 2-0; C Thielbar 2-0; R Pressly 2-2
Batters faced - J Shields 28; W Smith 2; K Herrera 3; K Correia 30; J Burton 5; C Thielbar 4; R Pressly 4
Game Details
Game Time: 3:10.
Umpires: HP--Jerry Layne. 1B--Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B--Alan Porter. 3B--Greg Gibson.
Weather: 91 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, Left to Right.
Attendance: 27,006.