Minnesota 1, Kansas City 0

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 76°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Tim Timmons, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Mark Carlson,
Attendance - 36488

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 71-91 40-41 31-50 L2
Minnesota 63-99 33-48 30-51 W2

Recap


Trevor Plouffe plated Denard Span with an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Minnesota Twins prevented their 100th loss of the season with a 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
 
Carl Pavano (9-13) scattered five hits in a complete-game gem for Minnesota (63-99), which successfully avoided the second 100-loss campaign in franchise history. The 1982 rendition of the Twins went 60-102.
 
Span doubled to right and advanced to third on rookie Ben Revere's groundout. Plouffe, who failed to reach base in his previous four at-bats, singled to shallow left to end the game.
 
Blake Wood (5-3), who relieved starter Bruce Chen, allowed two hits to take the loss for Kansas City (71-91), which finished the season on an 11-5 run.
 
Chen allowed eight hits in as many innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Minnesota
Bruce Chen Player Carl Pavano
No Decision W/L Win
8.0 IP 9.0
4 Strikeouts 3
8 Hits 5
0.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Kansas City   Minnesota
Mike Moustakas Player Joe Benson
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 5 0 8 .167 6 3 0 0 1 0
Minnesota 10 0 12 .294 23 4 1 2 0 0
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