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Home run heroes
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Twins 9, Royals 8
Joe Nathan and Joe Mauer celebrate the Twin's 10-inning win. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
Trailing by five runs at the start of the ninth inning, the Twins put together a rally, capped by pinch-hitter Craig Monroe's game-tying, three-run homer. Justin Morneau added a solo homer of his own to start the 10th inning, and Joe Nathan closed it out to earn his 14th save.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (27-25)
Won 3
Minnesota 9, Kansas City 8   KC
Kansas City (21-32)
Lost 10
May 28, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 1   9 11 2
Kansas City
1 0 2 3 0 0 2 0 0 0   8 16 0
Standings thru 5/28/08  |  Recap: MIN | KC  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Royals stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF5122023.280
Casilla, 2B3001020.282
  a-Monroe, PH1113000.234
  Macri, 2B0000000.667
Mauer, C5000011.320
Morneau, 1B5111010.310
Cuddyer, RF5000010.229
Kubel, DH5220010.252
Young, LF3100211.258
Lamb, 3B4232000.252
Harris, SS3120012.261
Totals3991192107 

a-Homered for Casilla in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Monroe (5, 9th inning off Peralta, 2 on, 2 out), Morneau (9, 10th inning off Peralta, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Gomez 2; Monroe 4; Morneau 4; Kubel 2; Lamb 3; Harris 2.
RBI: Gomez 2 (20), Casilla (12), Lamb 2 (22), Monroe 3 (18), Morneau (40).
2-out RBI: Lamb; Gomez; Monroe 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mauer; Gomez.
S: Harris.
SF: Casilla.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Young 2 (4, throw, fielding).
DP: 3 (Casilla-Harris-Morneau 2, Korecky-Morneau).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, RF4221000.281
  a-Gload, PH-RF1000001.243
Gathright, CF4231000.269
Gordon, 3B5231000.289
Guillen, LF5021004.246
Olivo, C5022012.311
Teahen, 1B5010003.251
Butler, DH5110002.263
Callaspo, 2B5120000.278
Pena, SS4000013.160
Totals4381660215 

a-Hit into a double play for DeJesus in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Olivo (12, Hernandez), Gordon (13, Hernandez).
TB: DeJesus 2; Gathright 3; Gordon 4; Guillen 2; Olivo 3; Teahen; Butler; Callaspo 2.
RBI: Guillen (36), Olivo 2 (22), DeJesus (19), Gathright (8), Gordon (22).
2-out RBI: Guillen; Olivo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Olivo; Teahen 2; Guillen; Butler.
SF: Gathright.
GIDP: Guillen; Butler.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gathright (14, 2nd base off Hernandez/Mauer).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez 6.013860204.60
Rincon 1.01000004.30
Korecky 1.11000003.48
Reyes 0.10000003.00
Crain (W, 3-2)0.11000003.79
Nathan (S, 14)1.00000001.66
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Greinke 8.05332802.88
Ramirez 0.24440203.74
Peralta (BS, 1)(L, 0-2)1.12220026.00

Hernandez pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Ramirez.
Balk: Greinke.
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez 101-67, Rincon 19-12, Korecky 8-7, Reyes 1-1, Crain 6-5, Nathan 12-9, Greinke 117-80, Ramirez 20-14, Peralta 17-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hernandez 8-8, Rincon 1-2, Korecky 2-1, Reyes 0-1, Crain 1-0, Nathan 1-2, Greinke 7-9, Ramirez 0-0, Peralta 2-2.
Batters faced: Hernandez 30, Rincon 4, Korecky 4, Reyes 1, Crain 2, Nathan 3, Greinke 31, Ramirez 6, Peralta 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Rincon 1-1, Peralta 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 69 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 3:07.
Att: 13,621.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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