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Liriano solid in loss
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Royals 3, Twins 2
Francisco Liriano gave up two runs on six hits over eight innings on Thursday. (Jim Mone/AP)
Francisco Liriano gave up two runs early before settling in to pitch six scoreless innings, including six strikeouts and no walks, but the southpaw's performance wasn't enough as Minnesota dropped its finale to Kansas City in the 10th.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (62-83)
Won 1
Kansas City 3, Minnesota 2   MIN
Minnesota (80-66)
Lost 1
September 11, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   3 9 1
Minnesota
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 8 0
Standings thru 9/11/08  |  Recap: KC | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Twins stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, CF-LF 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 .296
Aviles, SS 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 .319
Guillen, J, RF 5 0 2 1 0 1 3 .259
Butler, B, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .274
Olivo, C 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 .256
Shealy, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .176
  Gload, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270
German, E, LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .244
  Gathright, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
Teahen, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .246
Callaspo, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .294
  1-Smith, J, PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182
Totals 39 3 9 3 0 9 12  

1-Ran for Callaspo in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Olivo (20, Liriano, F), German, E (14, Liriano, F), Guillen, J (37, Liriano, F).
3B: Aviles (4, Liriano, F).
TB: Teahen; DeJesus 2; Aviles 3; Callaspo; German, E 2; Olivo 2; Guillen, J 3.
RBI: German, E (22), Guillen, J (88), DeJesus (65).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Callaspo; Olivo; Guillen, J.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: German, E (6, fielding).
DP: 2 (Callaspo-Shealy, Mahay-Teahen-Shealy).
Pickoffs: Duckworth (Gomez, C at 1st base).

 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, RF 4 1 2 0 1 2 1 .305
Casilla, A, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .295
Mauer, DH 5 0 1 0 0 2 1 .322
Morneau, 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .310
Kubel, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .277
Redmond, M, C 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .273
Buscher, 3B 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .305
  a-Harris, B, PH-3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259
Punto, SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .281
Gomez, C, CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .253
Totals 36 2 8 2 3 9 18  

a-Grounded out for Buscher in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Morneau (42, Duckworth).
TB: Redmond, M; Span 2; Buscher; Gomez, C; Morneau 3; Mauer.
RBI: Morneau (120), Gomez, C (44).
2-out RBI: Morneau.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel; Span; Casilla, A; Redmond, M.
GIDP: Casilla, A, Redmond, M.
Team RISP: 2-for-13.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Span (16, 2nd base off Duckworth/Olivo).
CS: Gomez, C (11, 2nd base by Duckworth/Olivo).
PO: Gomez, C (1st base by Duckworth).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Duckworth 5.0 7 2 2 2 5 0 5.85
Mahay 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.80
Bale 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.66
Ramirez, R (W, 3-2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.69
Soria (S, 36) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.74
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Liriano, F 8.0 6 2 2 0 6 0 3.19
Nathan 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.03
Guerrier (L, 6-8) 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.84
Reyes, De 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.48
Crain 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.86

Duckworth pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.
Reyes, De pitched to 1 batter in the 10th.

Pitches-strikes: Duckworth 85-55, Mahay 22-14, Bale 9-8, Ramirez, R 13-8, Soria 16-11, Liriano, F 95-61, Nathan 15-11, Guerrier 11-6, Reyes, De 1-1, Crain 10-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Duckworth 6-2, Mahay 2-0, Bale 2-2, Ramirez, R 0-1, Soria 2-0, Liriano, F 8-6, Nathan 1-0, Guerrier 1-0, Reyes, De 0-0, Crain 0-1.
Batters faced: Duckworth 22, Mahay 6, Bale 5, Ramirez, R 3, Soria 3, Liriano, F 30, Nathan 3, Guerrier 3, Reyes, De 1, Crain 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Mahay 2-0, Bale 2-0, Reyes, De 2-1, Crain 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Runge. 1B: Chad Fairchild. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 68 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:42.
Att: 20,138.
Venue: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
September 11, 2008
September 11, 2008

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