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Twins 'pen falls at Dome
Royals 5, Twins 3
Boof Bonser allowed two earned runs on eight hits in seven innings. (Paul Battaglia/AP)
Jason Kubel's RBI single in the seventh drove home Torii Hunter with a go-ahead run, but Pat Neshek gave up that lead in the eighth and Juan Rincon eventually gave up a game-winning homer in the 10th inning to end a four-game winning streak.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (48-59)
Won 1
Kansas City 5, Minnesota 3   MIN
Minnesota (55-52)
Lost 1
August 1, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2   5 13 1
Minnesota
0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0   3 8 2
Standings thru 8/1/07  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Twins Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF5031000.284
Grudzielanek, 2B5000004.306
Gload, 1B5010022.279
Butler, DH4010022.303
  1-Brown, PR-DH1210000.235
Teahen, RF4110011.280
Gordon, 3B5122002.243
Smith, SS3020000.230
  a-German, PH1010000.282
  Pena, SS1000000.284
Buck, C4101014.237
Gathright, LF4010002.312
Totals4251340617 

a-Singled for Smith in the 8th.
1-Ran for Butler in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Gordon (8, 10th inning off Rincon, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: DeJesus 3; Gload; Butler; Brown; Teahen; Gordon 5; Smith 2; German; Gathright.
RBI: Buck (36), DeJesus (44), Gordon 2 (37).
2-out RBI: DeJesus; Gordon 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gathright; Grudzielanek.
S: Teahen.
GIDP: Grudzielanek.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Buck (8, throw).
Outfield assists: Gathright (Casilla at 2nd base).
DP: (Grudzielanek-Gload).
Pickoffs: Bannister (Bartlett at 1st base).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Tyner, RF5000002.282
Bartlett, SS4011010.260
Mauer, C4110000.299
Morneau, 1B4010001.297
Hunter, CF4110002.288
Kubel, DH4022001.245
Ford, LF3000113.232
Buscher, 3B2110101.308
  Punto, 3B1000011.211
Casilla, 2B4010023.260
Totals353832514 

BATTING
2B: Morneau (20, Bannister), Mauer (20, Bannister), Hunter (28, Bannister).
TB: Bartlett; Mauer 2; Morneau 2; Hunter 2; Kubel 2; Buscher; Casilla.
RBI: Bartlett (27), Kubel 2 (44).
2-out RBI: Bartlett; Kubel.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ford.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
PO: Bartlett (1st base by Bannister).

FIELDING
E: Buscher (2, fielding), Ford (1, throw).
DP: (Casilla-Bartlett-Morneau).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister 7.08331203.45
Greinke (W, 5-5)2.00000104.22
Soria (S, 11)1.00001202.38
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bonser 7.08220404.61
Neshek (H, 11)0.11110002.12
Reyes (H, 7)0.10000003.86
Guerrier (BS, 2)1.12000001.75
Rincon (L, 3-2)1.02220216.21

WP: Guerrier.
Pitches-strikes: Bannister 101-69, Greinke 28-20, Soria 16-9, Bonser 95-61, Neshek 5-4, Reyes 1-1, Guerrier 20-13, Rincon 17-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bannister 10-7, Greinke 1-4, Soria 0-1, Bonser 8-9, Neshek 1-0, Reyes 0-1, Guerrier 3-1, Rincon 1-0.
Batters faced: Bannister 27, Greinke 6, Soria 4, Bonser 30, Neshek 2, Reyes 1, Guerrier 5, Rincon 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes 1-0, Guerrier 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:00.
Att: 24,880.

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