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Twins earn 'wild' win
Morneau perfect at plate
Minnesota got two homers in a ninth-inning rally before scoring the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the 10th in a win over Kansas City. Justin Morneau reached base six times -- two hits and four walks -- and Joe Nathan earned his 23rd save. Dennys Reyes improved to 3-0 with the win in relief.
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 Hunter's two-run single
Twins 8, Royals 5
Justin Morneau hits a three-run double in the third inning Friday. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
Series at a glance:
Wild pitch dooms Royals
Ambiroix Burgos and the Royals came close, but the closer allowed the Twins to tie the game with two homers in the ninth. Scott Dohmann's wild pitch in the 10th plated the go-ahead run. John Buck had a two-run single in the fourth, but that hit and Ryan Shealy's RBI single in the eighth weren't enough.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 04, 2006
MIN
Minnesota (63-45)
Won 2
Minnesota 8, Kansas City 5   KC
Kansas City (38-71)
Lost 2
August 4, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 3   8 11 1
Kansas City
0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0   5 8 0
Standings thru 8/4/06  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Royals Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B4010000.277
Punto, 3B4110221.315
Mauer, C4211215.365
Cuddyer, RF4311222.265
Morneau, 1B2023400.324
Hunter, DH6022016.275
Rabe, LF2000100.387
  a-Kubel, PH-LF1000111.271
Tyner, CF5010016.298
Bartlett, SS5220001.349
Totals37811712822 

a-Walked for Rabe in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Morneau 2 (22, Redman, Redman), Punto (16, Redman), Hunter (14, Nelson).
HR: Mauer (9, 9th inning off Burgos, 0 on, 0 out), Cuddyer (15, 9th inning off Burgos, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Castillo; Punto 2; Mauer 4; Cuddyer 4; Morneau 4; Hunter 3; Tyner; Bartlett 2.
RBI: Morneau 3 (94), Mauer (58), Cuddyer (67), Hunter 2 (57).
2-out RBI: Morneau 3; Hunter 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tyner; Hunter 3; Mauer 2.
S: Castillo 2.
GIDP: Tyner.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (4, fielding).
Outfield assists: Cuddyer (Shealy at 2nd base).
DP: (Punto-Castillo-Morneau).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF-LF5010013.298
Grudzielanek, 2B5110011.286
Teahen, 3B4100121.281
Sanders, RF5000023.240
Brown, LF4221010.278
  Gathright, CF0000000.206
Shealy, 1B2111200.286
German, DH4021021.321
Buck, C3012020.239
Berroa, SS3000012.240
  a-Costa, PH1000011.259
  Blanco, SS0000000.219
Totals3658531312 

a-Struck out for Berroa in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Brown (27, Crain).
TB: DeJesus; Grudzielanek; Brown 3; Shealy; German 2; Buck.
RBI: Brown (54), German (14), Buck 2 (39), Shealy (3).
2-out RBI: Shealy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeJesus 2.
S: Buck.
GIDP: Sanders.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: DeJesus (Morneau at 3rd base).
DP: (Grudzielanek-Berroa-Shealy).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana 6.04443803.22
Crain 2.03110304.22
Rincon 0.11000002.21
Reyes (W, 3-0)0.20000101.20
Nathan (S, 23)1.00000101.53
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Redman 5.15335205.38
Peralta (H, 9)0.11001004.28
Gobble (H, 5)0.20001104.61
Nelson (H, 4)1.21001101.11
Burgos (BS, 10)1.02221325.64
Dohmann (L, 1-2)1.02333107.00

WP: Dohmann.
IBB: Mauer (by Dohmann), Morneau (by Dohmann).
Pitches-strikes: Santana 99-68, Crain 26-19, Rincon 11-7, Reyes 11-7, Nathan 13-8, Redman 101-50, Peralta 14-6, Gobble 16-9, Nelson 27-14, Burgos 32-16, Dohmann 27-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 6-4, Crain 1-1, Rincon 1-0, Reyes 1-0, Nathan 1-1, Redman 9-5, Peralta 0-1, Gobble 1-0, Nelson 3-1, Burgos 0-0, Dohmann 1-0.
Batters faced: Santana 25, Crain 8, Rincon 2, Reyes 2, Nathan 3, Redman 26, Peralta 3, Gobble 3, Nelson 6, Burgos 6, Dohmann 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes 1-0, Peralta 1-0, Gobble 3-0, Nelson 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Brian Knight. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 87 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:53.
Att: 19,394.

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