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@LAA  2

CHW  3
@BAL  1

DET 13
@CLE  2

MIN  6
TBR  5

NYY 15
BOS  9

SEA  4
@OAK  2

TEX  7
@TOR  5

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CIN  3

FLA  6
ATL  5

LAD  8
PIT  1

NYM  5
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HOU  2
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COL 10
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ARI  4
@SFG  1

STL  5
MIL  4

Standings at end of play this day

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Attendance: 41,336

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 10:05pm
Time of Game: 3:08
Royals
3
9-6
Won 1
2nd, ½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          2  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    3 13  0
Angels          0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    2  8  1
W: G Meche (1-2), L: J Weaver (1-3), S: J Soria (5)
Angels
2
9-7
Lost 1
1st

BATTING

Kansas City Royals           AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
J Gathright CF                5   1   3   0    0   0  .269  .579   14    3   0   SB,CS
M Grudzielanek 2B             5   1   2   0    0   1  .347  .774   25    2   4   
M Teahen LF                   4   1   3   0    1   0  .304  .864   20    4   0   2B
B Butler DH                   5   0   1   1    0   1  .339  .861   21    0   0   GDP
J Guillen RF                  4   0   1   0    0   0  .164  .436   10    1   0   2B
A Gordon 3B                   4   0   2   1    0   0  .317  .872   22    1   1   SB
M Olivo C                     4   0   1   0    0   1  .300  .933   15    6   1   2B
R Gload 1B                    2   0   0   0    2   0  .311  .713   14   10   0   2·IW
T Pena SS                     4   0   0   0    0   1  .119  .279   22    0   3   

G Meche P                                                                0   2
  R Ramirez P                                                            0   0
  J Gobble P                                                             0   0
  L Nunez P                                                              0   0
  J Soria P                                                              0   0
Totals                       37   3  13   2    3   4              163   27  11
BATTING
2B: M Olivo (3, off D O'Day); M Teahen (4, off A Serrano); J Guillen (5, off J Weaver).
IBB: R Gload 2 (2, by J Weaver, by D O'Day).
TB: M Teahen 4; J Gathright 3; J Guillen 2; M Grudzielanek 2; M Olivo 2; A Gordon 2; B Butler.
GIDP: B Butler (2).
RBI: B Butler (7); A Gordon (9).
2-out RBI: A Gordon.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
FIELDING
DP: 1. M Olivo-M Grudzielanek-R Gload.
BASERUNNING
SB: J Gathright (7, 2nd base off J Weaver/M Napoli); A Gordon (2, 2nd base off J Weaver/M Napoli).
CS: J Gathright (2, 3rd base by D O'Day/M Napoli).
PO: J Gathright (1st base by J Weaver).
Los Angeles Angels           AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
C Figgins 3B                  5   0   2   0    0   1  .393  .943   17    1   1   2B
G Matthews LF                 4   0   2   0    0   1  .262  .719   21    3   0   
V Guerrero RF                 4   0   0   0    0   0  .277  .775   16    2   1   GDP
  J Rivera RF                 0   0   0   0    0   0  .125  .250         0   0   
G Anderson DH                 4   1   1   0    0   0  .235  .680   13    0   0   
T Hunter CF                   3   1   2   0    1   0  .316  .952   14    2   0   2B
C Kotchman 1B                 4   0   1   2    0   0  .345  .990   13   12   2   
M Izturis 2B                  3   0   0   0    1   0  .119  .297   20    2   1   
M Napoli C                    3   0   0   0    1   2  .250  .936   16    4   2   
E Aybar SS                    4   0   0   0    0   1  .293  .627   16    1   6   

J Weaver P                                                               0   1
  D O'Day P                                                              0   0
  A Serrano P                                                            0   0
Totals                       34   2   8   2    3   5              146   27  14
BATTING
2B: C Figgins (3, off G Meche); T Hunter (2, off G Meche).
TB: T Hunter 3; C Figgins 3; G Matthews 2; C Kotchman; G Anderson.
GIDP: V Guerrero (6).
RBI: C Kotchman 2 (12).
2-out RBI: C Kotchman 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
FIELDING
DP: 1. C Kotchman-E Aybar-M Izturis.
E: J Weaver ().

PITCHING

Kansas City Royals            IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
G Meche, W (1-2)               6     6   2   2    3   2   0   6.08   26   99-65   38· 7·20    9· 5· 7· 0     51    -     1.30   0.17
R Ramirez, H (3)               0.2   2   0   0    0   1   0   0.00    4   16-12    8· 4· 0    2· 0· 1· 0          0-0    2.47  -0.02
J Gobble, H (2)                0.1   0   0   0    0   0   0   0.00    1    4-3     1· 1· 1    1· 0· 0· 0          2-0    4.32   0.13
L Nunez, H (3)                 1     0   0   0    0   0   0   0.00    3   14-10   10· 0· 0    0· 3· 0· 0          0-0    1.91   0.14
J Soria, S (5)                 1     0   0   0    0   2   0   0.00    3   13-9     3· 2· 4    1· 0· 0· 0          0-0    2.78   0.20
Totals                         9     8   2   2    3   5   0          37  146-99   60·14·25   13· 8· 8· 0          2-0 
Los Angeles Angels            IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
J Weaver, L (1-3)              6    10   3   2    1   1   0   3.60   27   96-59   40· 8·11   13· 6· 6· 0     42    -     0.99  -0.03
D O'Day                        2     2   0   0    2   2   0   1.86    9   48-28   18· 5· 5    2· 3· 0· 0          0-0    1.25   0.11
A Serrano                      1     1   0   0    0   1   0   0.00    4   10-8     6· 1· 1    2· 1· 0· 0          0-0    0.69   0.04
Totals                         9    13   3   2    3   4   0          40  154-95   64·14·17   17·10· 6· 0           -  
Balks: None.
WP: None.
IBB: J Weaver (2; R Gload); D O'Day (4; R Gload).
PO: J Weaver (1; J Gathright, 1st base).
HBP: None.

OTHER

Umpires: HP - Brian Gorman, 1B - Bruce Dreckman, 2B - Sam Holbrook, 3B - Gerry Davis.
Time of Game: 3:08.
Attendance: 41,336.
Weather: 67° F, Wind 5mph out to Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

LINEUPS

   Kansas City Royals            Los Angeles Angels                   
1. J Gathright          CF    1. C Figgins            3B 
2. M Grudzielanek       2B    2. G Matthews           LF 
3. M Teahen             LF    3. V Guerrero           RF 
4. B Butler             DH    4. G Anderson           DH 
5. J Guillen            RF    5. T Hunter             CF 
6. A Gordon             3B    6. C Kotchman           1B 
7. M Olivo              C     7. M Izturis            2B 
8. R Gload              1B    8. M Napoli             C  
9. T Pena               SS    9. E Aybar              SS 

   G Meche              P        J Weaver             P  

TOP 5 PLAYS (wpa explanation)

   Inn Out Score RoB  Pt wWPA  wWE  Batter          Pitcher         Play Detail
  +---+---+-----+---+---+----+----++---------------+---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   b 4   2  3-0  -23  5  -17%  61% C Kotchman      G Meche         Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Anderson Scores; Hunter Scores
   b 7   2  3-2  -23  4   13%  74% G Anderson      J Gobble        Groundout: 2B-1B
   b 5   1  3-2  1--  5  -13%  45% C Figgins       G Meche         Double to CF (Line Drive); Napoli to 3B
   b 5   1  3-2  -23  8   12%  57% G Matthews      G Meche         Fielder's Choice P; Napoli out at Hm/P-3B-C; Figgins to 3B; Matthews to 2B/Adv on throw
   t 1   2  0-1  12-  9   10%  69% A Gordon        J Weaver        Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Teahen Scores; Butler to 3B

PLAY BY PLAY (explanation)

Top of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Jered Weaver facing 1-2-3
  Scr/Out RoB  Pt  wWE  Batter          Play Detail
  +------+---+---+----++---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
          ---  2   53%  J Gathright     Single to 1B (Bunt to Weak 2B-1B)
   O      1--      48%  M Grudzielanek  Gathright Picked off 1B (P-1B)
          ---  7   50%  " "             Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
          1--  5   54%  M Teahen        Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Grudzielanek to 2B
   R      12-  4   63%  B Butler        Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Grudzielanek Scores; Teahen to 2B
   O      12-  2   59%  J Guillen       Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
   R      12-  9   69%  A Gordon        Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Teahen Scores; Butler to 3B
          1-3      69%  M Olivo         Gordon Steals 2B
   O      -23  3   65%  " "             Strikeout Swinging
                  2 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Behind 0-2, Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  3   67%  C Figgins       Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
          ---  8   65%  G Matthews      Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
   OO     1--  3   70%  V Guerrero      Ground Ball Double Play: C-2B-1B (Front of Home)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 0.

Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Jered Weaver facing 8-9-1
   O      ---  4   68%  R Gload         Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
   O      ---  3   67%  T Pena          Bunt Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
          ---  2   68%  J Gathright     Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
          1--      69%  M Grudzielanek  Gathright Steals 2B
   R      -2-  6   76%  " "             Reached on E1 (catch) (Ground Ball to 1B); Gathright Scores/No RBI/unER
          1--  2   77%  M Teahen        Single to RF (Ground Ball); Grudzielanek to 2B
   O      12-  5   75%  B Butler        Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
                  1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-3, Gil Meche facing 4-5-6
   O      ---  5   77%  G Anderson      Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
          ---  1   74%  T Hunter        Single to RF (Ground Ball)
   O      1--  3   77%  C Kotchman      Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
   O      1--  5   79%  M Izturis       Groundout: P-1B
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 0.

Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Jered Weaver facing 5-6-7
   O      ---  3   78%  J Guillen       Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
   O      ---  6   77%  A Gordon        Single to RF (Line Drive); Gordon out at 2B/RF-SS
   O      ---  1   76%  M Olivo         Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-3, Gil Meche facing 8-9-1
   O      ---  3   79%  M Napoli        Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  6   80%  E Aybar         Lineout: LF (Short LF)
   O      ---  3   81%  C Figgins       Groundout: 2B-1B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 0.

Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Jered Weaver facing 8-9-1
   O      ---  2   80%  R Gload         Flyball: CF
   O      ---  7   79%  T Pena          Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
   O      ---  2   78%  J Gathright     Groundout: 2B-1B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-3, Gil Meche facing 2-3-4
   O      ---  3   81%  G Matthews      Strikeout Looking
   O      ---  3   83%  V Guerrero      Popfly: 2B (Short RF Line)
          ---  1   81%  G Anderson      Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
          1--  3   77%  T Hunter        Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Anderson to 3B
   RR     -23  5   61%  C Kotchman      Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Anderson Scores; Hunter Scores
   O      1--  3   64%  M Izturis       Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
                  2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 2.

Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Jered Weaver facing 2-3-4
          ---  3   68%  M Grudzielanek  Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
   O      1--  1   64%  M Teahen        Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
   OO     1--  1   58%  B Butler        Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-2B (2B-1B)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Gil Meche facing 8-9-1
          ---  6   53%  M Napoli        Walk
   O      1--  1   58%  E Aybar         Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
          1--  5   45%  C Figgins       Double to CF (Line Drive); Napoli to 3B
   O      -23  8   57%  G Matthews      Fielder's Choice P; Napoli out at Hm/P-3B-C; Figgins to 3B; Matthews to 2B/Adv on throw
   O      -23  3   66%  V Guerrero      Groundout: 2B-1B
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 2.

Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Jered Weaver facing 5-6-7
          ---  3   73%  J Guillen       Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
   O      -2-  5   68%  A Gordon        Lineout: 1B
   O      -2-  1   64%  M Olivo         Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
          -2-  4   65%  R Gload         Intentional Walk
   O      12-  3   60%  T Pena          Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Gil Meche facing 4-5-6
   O      ---  3   64%  G Anderson      Groundout: 1B unassisted
          ---  6   60%  T Hunter        Walk
   O      1--  2   65%  C Kotchman      Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
          1--  5   62%  M Izturis       Walk; Hunter to 2B
   O      12-  2   69%  M Napoli        Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 2.

Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Darren O'Day facing 1-2-3
                  Darren O'Day replaces Jered Weaver pitching
          ---  7   73%  J Gathright     Single to LF (Ground Ball)
   O      1--  2   71%  M Grudzielanek  Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Gathright to 2B
          -2-  8   73%  M Teahen        Walk
   O      12-      66%  B Butler        Gathright Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
   O      1--  6   63%  " "             Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Ramon Ramirez facing 9-1-2
                  Ramon Ramirez replaces Gil Meche pitching
   O      ---  4   68%  E Aybar         Strikeout Swinging
          ---  3   63%  C Figgins       Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
          1--  2   56%  G Matthews      Single to RF (Ground Ball); Figgins to 2B
   O      12-  7   61%  V Guerrero      Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B); Figgins to 3B; Matthews to 2B
                  Jimmy Gobble replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching
   O      -23  4   74%  G Anderson      Groundout: 2B-1B
                  0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 2.

Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Darren O'Day facing 5-6-7
   O      ---  2   72%  J Guillen       Flyball: CF
   O      ---  2   70%  A Gordon        Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
          ---  8   73%  M Olivo         Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
          -2-  4   74%  R Gload         Intentional Walk
   O      12-  9   69%  T Pena          Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Leo Nunez facing 5-6-7
                  Leo Nunez replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
   O      ---  4   75%  T Hunter        Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
   O      ---  3   80%  C Kotchman      Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
   O      ---  7   83%  M Izturis       Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 2.

Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Alex Serrano facing 1-2-3
                  Alex Serrano replaces Darren O'Day pitching; Juan Rivera replaces Vladimir Guerrero playing RF batting 3rd
   O      ---  1   82%  J Gathright     Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
   O      ---  4   80%  M Grudzielanek  Strikeout Swinging
          ---  4   82%  M Teahen        Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
   O      -2-  1   79%  B Butler        Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 9th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Joakim Soria facing 8-9-1
                  Joakim Soria replaces Leo Nunez pitching
   O      ---  5   88%  M Napoli        Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  5   95%  E Aybar         Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
   O      ---  3  100%  C Figgins       Strikeout Looking
        0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 2.

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