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Zack keeps winning
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Royals 4, Twins 1
Yuniesky Betancourt accounted for all the offense Zack Greinke would need. (Ed Zurga/AP)
AL Cy Young Award contender Zack Greinke allowed the Twins a few prime opportunities in winning his 16th game (seven hits, two walks over seven innings), but nearly every time he did, he slammed the door shut with one or more of his eight strikeouts. Yuniesky Betancourt hit a three-run homer and scored on a wild pitch.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (81-74)
Lost 1
Kansas City 4, Minnesota 1   KC
Kansas City (64-92)
Won 1
September 27, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 11 0
Kansas City
0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 X   4 6 0
Standings thru 9/27/09  |  Recap: MIN | KC  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Royals stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 .312
Cabrera, O, SS 5 1 3 0 0 1 5 .276
  1-Casilla, A, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196
Mauer, DH 5 0 2 0 0 2 6 .371
Kubel, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 7 .293
Cuddyer, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .277
Young, D, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .271
Morales, J, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .337
Tolbert, 3B 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 .225
Punto, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .231
Totals 36 1 11 1 2 9 27  

1-Ran for Cabrera, O in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cabrera, O (33, Greinke).
TB: Morales, J; Cuddyer; Span 2; Young, D; Punto; Cabrera, O 4; Mauer 2.
RBI: Cuddyer (89).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel 3; Young, D; Cabrera, O; Morales, J; Mauer.
GIDP: Morales, J, Kubel.
Team RISP: 1-for-14.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
PB: Morales, J (5).
Outfield assists: Young, D (Betancourt, Y at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Cabrera, O-Cuddyer, Punto-Cuddyer).

 
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bloomquist, LF-RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .265
Maier, CF-LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .252
Butler, B, 1B 2 0 0 0 2 2 3 .304
Pena, B, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .270
Callaspo, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .301
Olivo, C 2 1 0 0 2 1 2 .251
Teahen, RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .268
  Anderson, J, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
Betancourt, Y, SS 3 2 3 3 0 0 0 .246
Hernandez, L, 2B 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .182
Totals 25 4 6 3 7 6 16  

BATTING
2B: Callaspo (39, Liriano, F), Betancourt, Y (20, Manship).
HR: Betancourt, Y (6, 2nd inning off Liriano, F, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Betancourt, Y 7; Bloomquist; Callaspo 2; Hernandez, L.
RBI: Betancourt, Y 3 (48).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena, B; Butler, B; Teahen 2.
SAC: Teahen; Hernandez, L.
GIDP: Bloomquist.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bloomquist (24, 2nd base off Liriano, F/Morales, J), Hernandez, L (1, 2nd base off Liriano, F/Morales, J).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Butler, B-Betancourt, Y-Greinke, Soria-Betancourt, Y-Butler, B).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Liriano, F (L, 5-13) 1.2 3 3 3 3 1 1 5.88
Manship 3.2 3 1 1 3 5 0 5.81
Keppel 1.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.80
Crain 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.75
 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Greinke (W, 16-8) 7.0 7 1 1 2 8 0 2.06
Soria (S, 29) 2.0 4 0 0 0 1 0 2.25

WP: Manship 2.
HBP: Young, D (by Soria).
Pitches-strikes: Liriano, F 45-24, Manship 66-34, Keppel 19-10, Crain 4-3, Greinke 97-67, Soria 46-28.
Groundouts-flyouts: Liriano, F 3-0, Manship 3-2, Keppel 1-0, Crain 0-1, Greinke 6-6, Soria 4-0.
Batters faced: Liriano, F 11, Manship 16, Keppel 4, Crain 3, Greinke 29, Soria 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Manship 2-0, Keppel 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 82 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:49.
Att: 28,721.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
September 27, 2009
September 27, 2009

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