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Finale out of reach
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Twins 13, Royals 4
Willie Bloomquist can't corral Jason Kubel's fly at the wall, a three-run jack. (Tom Olmscheid/AP)
Luke Hochevar hoped to finish his first full season in the bigs on a high note by spoiling the Twins' postseason bid, but the righty exited early after getting hit hard. The Royals inched back into the game despite falling into a hole, but they couldn't complete the combeback.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (65-97)
Lost 3
Minnesota 13, Kansas City 4   MIN
Minnesota (86-76)
Won 4
October 4, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0   4 12 0
Minnesota
4 0 3 0 1 1 1 3 X   13 11 0
Standings thru 10/4/09  |  Recap: KC | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Twins stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bloomquist, LF 5 0 1 0 0 2 3 .265
Maier, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .243
Butler, B, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .301
  a-Pena, B, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
Jacobs, DH 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 .228
Callaspo, 2B 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 .300
  Hulett, 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .111
Teahen, RF 5 0 2 1 0 1 2 .271
Buck, C 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 .247
Gordon, A, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 5 .232
Hernandez, L, SS 3 0 2 0 1 1 2 .205
Totals 39 4 12 4 2 9 21  

a-Grounded out for Butler, B in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Teahen 2 (34, Pavano, Pavano), Hernandez, L (1, Pavano), Callaspo (41, Pavano).
3B: Callaspo (8, Pavano).
HR: Gordon, A (6, 6th inning off Pavano, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Teahen 4; Callaspo 5; Jacobs; Gordon, A 4; Hernandez, L 3; Bloomquist; Buck 2; Hulett.
RBI: Teahen (50), Callaspo (73), Buck (36), Gordon, A (22).
2-out RBI: Gordon, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gordon, A 2; Butler, B 3; Hernandez, L; Maier.
Team RISP: 2-for-14.
Team LOB: 11.

 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF-RF 3 3 1 0 2 0 2 .312
Cabrera, O, SS 5 2 3 2 0 1 3 .285
  Buscher, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
Mauer, C 3 2 0 0 2 0 4 .364
Kubel, RF 4 2 3 6 0 0 0 .300
  1-Gomez, C, PR-CF 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .227
Cuddyer, 1B 5 1 1 2 0 0 1 .276
Young, D, LF 5 2 2 2 0 1 1 .285
Morales, J, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .316
Tolbert, 3B-SS 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 .228
Punto, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .228
Totals 35 13 11 13 7 4 14  

1-Ran for Kubel in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Cabrera, O 2 (36, Lerew, Yabuta), Tolbert (7, Yabuta).
HR: Kubel 2 (27, 1st inning off Hochevar, 2 on, 1 out; 3rd inning off Hochevar, 2 on, 0 out), Young, D 2 (12, 1st inning off Hochevar, 0 on, 2 out; 5th inning off Lerew, 0 on, 2 out), Cuddyer (32, 8th inning off Yabuta, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Cuddyer 4; Tolbert 2; Span; Young, D 8; Kubel 9; Cabrera, O 5.
RBI: Kubel 6 (102), Young, D 2 (60), Cabrera, O 2 (75), Tolbert (18), Cuddyer 2 (94).
2-out RBI: Young, D 2; Cabrera, O; Tolbert; Cuddyer 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mauer 2; Punto 2.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Span (23, 2nd base off Hochevar/Buck), Gomez, C (14, 2nd base off Yabuta/Buck).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hochevar (L, 7-13) 3.0 4 7 7 3 2 3 6.55
Lerew 2.2 2 2 2 3 2 1 4.05
Hughes 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5.14
Yabuta 2.0 4 3 3 1 0 1 13.50
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pavano (W, 14-12) 5.2 8 4 4 1 7 1 5.10
Keppel 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.96
Mahay 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.32
Rauch (H, 17) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.63
Duensing 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.64
Crain 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.65
Liriano, F 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.80

Hughes pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Keppel pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.
Mahay pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

HBP: Maier (by Mahay).
Pitches-strikes: Hochevar 58-35, Lerew 57-31, Hughes 3-2, Yabuta 44-29, Pavano 93-65, Keppel 6-5, Mahay 5-2, Rauch 4-3, Duensing 11-8, Crain 14-10, Liriano, F 13-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hochevar 4-2, Lerew 3-3, Hughes 1-0, Yabuta 1-2, Pavano 5-4, Keppel 0-0, Mahay 0-0, Rauch 0-0, Duensing 1-2, Crain 0-1, Liriano, F 2-1.
Batters faced: Hochevar 16, Lerew 13, Hughes 2, Yabuta 11, Pavano 26, Keppel 2, Mahay 1, Rauch 1, Duensing 3, Crain 5, Liriano, F 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Hughes 1-0, Yabuta 1-1, Mahay 2-0, Rauch 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 68 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:08.
Att: 51,155.
Venue: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
October 4, 2009
October 4, 2009

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