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Royals fall vs. Santana
Twins 3, Royals 2
Esteban German hits a two-run single in the third inning. (Jim Mone/AP)
Esteban German hit a two-run single off Johan Santana to put the Royals on the board in the third inning, but that was all Kansas City would get in Game 2 of the four-game series. Starter Odalis Perez allowed two earned runs on seven hits in six innings.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 26, 2006
KC
Kansas City (58-99)
Lost 8
Minnesota 3, Kansas City 2   MIN
Minnesota (94-63)
Won 4
September 26, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 7 0
Minnesota
0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 X   3 11 1
Standings thru 9/26/06  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Twins Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF5120014.295
Keppinger, 1B3000012.190
German, 3B4012011.329
Sweeney, DH4000002.240
Brown, RF3010101.289
Berroa, SS4000021.232
Phillips, C3010010.268
Gathright, CF3000001.229
  a-Costa, PH0000100.267
Sanchez, 2B4120013.222
Totals332722715 

a-Intentionally walked for Gathright in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: DeJesus (35, Santana).
3B: Brown (2, Santana).
TB: DeJesus 3; German; Brown 3; Phillips; Sanchez 2.
RBI: German 2 (31).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sweeney; Brown; Berroa; DeJesus 2.
S: Keppinger; Phillips.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
PB: Phillips (1).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B4000012.295
Punto, 3B4010012.296
Redmond, C4130001.353
Cuddyer, RF4010002.277
Morneau, 1B4020000.325
Hunter, CF3111000.281
Nevin, DH1000200.241
  a-Rodriguez, PH-DH0001000.217
Ford, LF4121004.227
Bartlett, SS4010014.316
Totals3231132315 

a-Hit a sacrifice fly for Nevin in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Ford (4, 3rd inning off Perez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Punto; Redmond 3; Cuddyer; Morneau 2; Hunter; Ford 5; Bartlett.
RBI: Ford (18), Hunter (96), Rodriguez (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Punto 2; Bartlett 2.
SF: Hunter; Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Nathan (2, throw).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perez 6.07222115.91
Peralta (L, 1-3)2.04100204.52
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (W, 19-6)8.07220502.77
Nathan (S, 36)1.00002201.63

IBB: Nevin (by Perez), Costa (by Nathan).
Pitches-strikes: Perez 93-61, Peralta 36-26, Santana 94-67, Nathan 22-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Perez 12-5, Peralta 1-2, Santana 14-5, Nathan 1-0.
Batters faced: Perez 27, Peralta 9, Santana 31, Nathan 6.
Umpires: HP: Brian Runge. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Bruce Froemming. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:39.
Att: 24,819.

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