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Twins 10, Royals 7
Jeff Manship was the beneficiary of the outburst, earning his first win. (Jim Mone/AP)
The final regular-season series at the Metrodome kicked off in grand fashion, with the Twins cruising to a win after Delmon Young's first-inning granny. Jeff Manship's first big league win came at the right time as Minnesota trimmed its deficit in the AL Central to one game.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (65-95)
Lost 1
Minnesota 10, Kansas City 7   MIN
Minnesota (84-76)
Won 2
October 2, 2009
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Kansas City
0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 0   7 14 0
Minnesota
5 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 X   10 12 2
Standings thru 10/2/09  |  Recap: KC | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Twins stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bloomquist, LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .266
  a-Anderson, J, PH-CF 3 0 1 1 0 2 4 .240
Maier, CF-LF 5 0 2 3 0 2 3 .249
Butler, B, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 3 .305
Pena, B, DH 5 0 1 0 0 0 4 .270
Callaspo, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 .299
Teahen, RF 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .271
Olivo, C 5 1 1 0 0 2 4 .248
Gordon, A, 3B 4 3 2 0 1 1 2 .229
Betancourt, Y, SS 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 .245
  1-Hernandez, L, PR-SS 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 .191
Totals 41 7 14 7 2 11 23  

a-Struck out for Bloomquist in the 5th.
1-Ran for Betancourt, Y in the 5th.

BATTING
2B: Gordon, A (6, Manship).
TB: Teahen; Butler, B; Callaspo 2; Gordon, A 3; Hernandez, L; Olivo; Betancourt, Y; Bloomquist; Anderson, J; Pena, B; Maier 2.
RBI: Betancourt, Y (49), Maier 3 (31), Hernandez, L 2 (4), Anderson, J (24).
2-out RBI: Maier; Hernandez, L 2; Anderson, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gordon, A 2; Maier; Pena, B.
GIDP: Pena, B.
Team RISP: 6-for-14.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bloomquist (25, 2nd base off Manship/Mauer).

FIELDING
DP: (Gordon, A).

 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF-RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 .314
Cabrera, O, SS 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 .281
Mauer, C 4 1 1 0 1 2 2 .366
Kubel, RF 5 2 2 2 0 2 3 .297
  Gomez, C, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228
Cuddyer, 1B 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 .277
Young, D, LF 4 2 2 5 0 0 2 .281
Harris, B, DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .262
Tolbert, 3B 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 .230
Punto, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .231
Totals 34 10 12 10 5 5 15  

BATTING
2B: Span (16, DiNardo), Harris, B (22, Marte, V).
3B: Tolbert (1, Bale).
HR: Young, D (10, 1st inning off DiNardo, 3 on, 1 out), Kubel (25, 4th inning off Marte, V, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Tolbert 4; Harris, B 2; Span 2; Young, D 5; Kubel 5; Cabrera, O 3; Mauer.
RBI: Kubel 2 (96), Young, D 5 (55), Cuddyer (91), Harris, B (37), Tolbert (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Harris, B; Mauer; Span.
SF: Tolbert.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Cabrera, O 2 (25, throw, fielding).
PB: Mauer (9).
DP: (Punto-Cabrera, O-Cuddyer).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
DiNardo (L, 0-3) 1.0 7 7 7 2 0 1 10.13
Marte, V 2.0 4 3 3 3 2 1 8.25
Rosa 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.38
Bale 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.72
Yabuta 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.50
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Manship (W, 1-1) 5.1 8 4 3 1 4 0 5.68
Crain 0.1 1 1 1 1 1 0 4.74
Mahay 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.32
Keppel 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 4.96
Mijares 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.04
Guerrier (H, 33) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.26
Nathan (S, 46) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.18

DiNardo pitched to 3 batters in the 2nd.
Marte, V pitched to 4 batters in the 4th.
Keppel pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

Game Scores: DiNardo 9, Manship 41.
HBP: Hernandez, L (by Mijares).
Pitches-strikes: DiNardo 46-25, Marte, V 45-23, Rosa 44-31, Bale 10-7, Yabuta 17-12, Manship 95-63, Crain 14-7, Mahay 9-8, Keppel 21-16, Mijares 15-9, Guerrier 7-5, Nathan 15-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: DiNardo 1-1, Marte, V 3-1, Rosa 4-2, Bale 0-0, Yabuta 1-2, Manship 9-1, Crain 0-0, Mahay 0-0, Keppel 2-0, Mijares 0-0, Guerrier 0-1, Nathan 1-0.
Batters faced: DiNardo 12, Marte, V 13, Rosa 9, Bale 3, Yabuta 3, Manship 24, Crain 3, Mahay 2, Keppel 6, Mijares 3, Guerrier 2, Nathan 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Marte, V 3-2, Rosa 2-1, Crain 2-2, Mahay 2-1, Mijares 2-2, Guerrier 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Rick Reed. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 68 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:15.
Att: 40,223.
Venue: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
October 2, 2009
October 2, 2009

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