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KCR  3

BAL  6
CHW  5

(10)
CLE 11
DET  1

TBR  7
@MIN  3

BOS  7
@NYY  5

SEA  8
@OAK  1

TEX  4
@TOR  1

CIN  9
@CHC  2

ATL  8
@FLA  0

NYM  3
WSN  2

(14)
PHI 10
HOU  2

COL  2
@SDP  1

(22)
MIL  5
@STL  3

(10)
Standings at end of play this day

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Attendance: 40,021

Thursday, April 17, 2008, 10:05pm
Time of Game: 2:42
Royals
3
9-7
Lost 1
2nd, ½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  1   1  0  0   0  0  1    3 11  0
Angels          0  0  3   0  2  0   0  0  X    5  8  0
W: J Garland (2-2), L: B Tomko (1-2), S: F Rodriguez (6)
Angels
5
10-7
Won 1
1st

BATTING

Kansas City Royals           AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
D DeJesus CF                  2   0   1   1    0   1  .400  .817    6    1   0   
  J Gathright CF              2   0   1   0    0   0  .278  .594    7    0   0   
  M Olivo PH                  1   0   0   0    0   0  .286  .889    4    0   0   
M Grudzielanek 2B             5   0   0   0    0   1  .315  .706   13    2   6   GDP
M Teahen LF                   4   0   1   0    0   1  .300  .841   15    2   0   
B Butler DH                   3   1   1   0    1   0  .339  .861   19    0   0   
J Guillen RF                  4   0   1   1    0   1  .169  .456   15    1   0   2B,GDP
A Gordon 3B                   3   1   2   0    1   0  .333  .904   22    0   3   CS
R Gload 1B                    4   0   1   0    0   1  .306  .697   16   14   0   
J Buck C                      3   1   2   0    1   0  .256  .689   21    4   0   
T Pena SS                     2   0   0   0    0   0  .114  .266    7    0   3   
  A Callaspo PH-SS            2   0   1   1    0   0  .350  .850    6    0   2   

B Tomko P                                                                0   0
  R Mahay P                                                              0   0
Totals                       35   3  11   3    3   5              151   24  14
BATTING
2B: J Guillen (6, off J Garland).
TB: J Buck 2; J Guillen 2; A Gordon 2; J Gathright; A Callaspo; M Teahen; B Butler; R Gload; D DeJesus.
GIDP: M Grudzielanek (1); J Guillen (3).
RBI: A Callaspo (2); J Guillen (6); D DeJesus (3).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
FIELDING
DP: 1. A Callaspo-M Grudzielanek-R Gload.
BASERUNNING
CS: A Gordon (2, 2nd base by J Garland/J Mathis).
Los Angeles Angels           AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
C Figgins 3B                  4   1   1   0    0   1  .385  .918   12    2   3   
G Matthews RF                 3   1   0   1    1   1  .250  .698   18    0   0   
G Anderson LF                 4   0   2   3    0   0  .250  .711   12    1   0   2B
T Hunter CF                   4   0   0   0    0   1  .295  .893   26    3   0   GDP
C Kotchman 1B                 4   0   1   0    0   0  .339  .976   11   13   0   2B
M Izturis 2B                  4   0   0   0    0   1  .109  .272   14    3   6   
J Rivera DH                   3   0   1   0    0   0  .182  .364   11    0   0   
J Mathis C                    3   1   1   0    0   0  .348 1.044    7    4   2   2B
E Aybar SS                    3   2   2   1    0   0  .318  .697    5    1   3   2B

J Garland P                                                              0   0
  J Speier P                                                             0   0
  S Shields P                                                            0   0
  F Rodriguez P                                                          0   0
Totals                       32   5   8   5    1   4              116   27  14
BATTING
2B: J Mathis (2, off B Tomko); G Anderson (7, off B Tomko); C Kotchman (4, off R Mahay); E Aybar (2, off B Tomko).
TB: E Aybar 3; G Anderson 3; C Kotchman 2; J Mathis 2; J Rivera; C Figgins.
GIDP: T Hunter (2).
RBI: G Anderson 3 (9); E Aybar (2); G Matthews (11).
2-out RBI: G Anderson 3.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
FIELDING
DP: 2. C Figgins-M Izturis-C Kotchman; E Aybar-M Izturis-C Kotchman.

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
B Tomko, L (1-2)               7     6   5   5    1   3   0   3.60   29  100-66   44· 9·13   16· 6· 3· 0     47    -     0.81  -0.27
R Mahay                        1     2   0   0    0   1   0   2.16    4   15-9     6· 0· 3    1· 1· 1· 0          0-0    0.14   0.01
Totals                         8     8   5   5    1   4   0          33  115-75   50· 9·16   17· 7· 4· 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 Garland, W (2-2)             6.1   7   2   2    3   1   0   4.81   26   92-57   39· 3·15   12· 9· 1· 0     49    -     1.12   0.06
J Speier, H (4)                0.2   1   0   0    0   0   0   5.68    3    7-5     5· 0· 0    1· 2· 0· 0          2-0    2.44   0.10
S Shields, H (3)               1     0   0   0    0   2   0   1.42    3   15-12    7· 1· 4    1· 0· 0· 0          0-0    0.61   0.04
F Rodriguez, S (6)             1     3   1   1    0   2   0   6.14    6   27-18    7· 5· 6    2· 1· 1· 0          0-0    2.10   0.03
Totals                         9    11   3   3    3   5   0          38  141-92   58· 9·25   16·12· 2· 0          2-0 
Balks: None.
WP: B Tomko (1); J Garland (1).
IBB: None.
HBP: None.

OTHER

Umpires: HP - Bruce Dreckman, 1B - Sam Holbrook, 2B - Gerry Davis, 3B - Brian Gorman.
Time of Game: 2:42.
Attendance: 40,021.
Weather: 75° F, Wind 3mph out to Centerfield, Night, No Precipitation.

LINEUPS

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

   B Tomko              P        J Garland            P  

TOP 5 PLAYS (wpa explanation)

   Inn Out Score RoB  Pt wWPA  wWE  Batter          Pitcher         Play Detail
  +---+---+-----+---+---+----+----++---------------+---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   b 3   2  1-0  123  4   29%  75% G Anderson      B Tomko         Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Aybar Scores; Figgins Scores; Matthews Scores
   t 4   1  3-1  1--  3  -13%  60% J Guillen       J Garland       Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Butler Scores
   t 6   1  5-2  12-  6    9%  91% J Guillen       J Garland       Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
   t 3   1  0-0  -2-  2   -9%  39% D DeJesus       J Garland       Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Buck Scores
   t 9   1  5-3  12-  4    9%  93% M Olivo         F Rodriguez     Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)

PLAY BY PLAY (explanation)

Top of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Jon Garland facing 1-2-3
  Scr/Out RoB  Pt  wWE  Batter          Play Detail
  +------+---+---+----++---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   O      ---  4   52%  D DeJesus       Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  2   54%  M Grudzielanek  Groundout: 2B-1B
   O      ---  5   55%  M Teahen        Groundout: 2B-1B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Brett Tomko facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  2   53%  C Figgins       Groundout: 2B-1B
   O      ---  2   51%  G Matthews      Groundout: 2B-1B
   O      ---  1   50%  G Anderson      Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Angels 0.

Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Jon Garland facing 4-5-6
   O      ---  5   52%  B Butler        Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
   O      ---  1   54%  J Guillen       Groundout: 2B-1B
          ---  2   53%  A Gordon        Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
   O      1--  6   55%  R Gload         Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Brett Tomko facing 4-5-6
   O      --- 10   53%  T Hunter        Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
   O      ---  1   51%  C Kotchman      Flyball: LF
   O      ---  3   50%  M Izturis       Flyball: CF
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Angels 0.

Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Jon Garland facing 8-9-1
          ---  5   46%  J Buck          Walk
   O      1--  2   48%  T Pena          Groundout: 2B-1B; Buck to 2B
   R      -2-  2   39%  D DeJesus       Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Buck Scores
   OO     1--  3   44%  M Grudzielanek  Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
                  1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-1, Brett Tomko facing 7-8-9
          ---  2   48%  J Rivera        Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
   O      1--  2   44%  J Mathis        Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
   O      1--  2   40%  E Aybar         Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
          1--  3   44%  C Figgins       Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Aybar to 3B
          1-3  6   47%  G Matthews      Walk; Figgins to 2B
   RRR    123  4   75%  G Anderson      Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Aybar Scores; Figgins Scores; Matthews Scores
   O      -2-  8   73%  T Hunter        Strikeout Swinging
                  3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Angels 3.

Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Jon Garland facing 3-4-5
   O      ---  2   76%  M Teahen        Lineout: CF
          ---  5   73%  B Butler        Walk
   R      1--  3   60%  J Guillen       Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Butler Scores
          -2-      57%  A Gordon        Wild Pitch; Guillen to 3B
          --3  8   54%  " "             Walk
   O      1-3  3   62%  R Gload         Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
   O      1-3  6   69%  J Buck          Gordon Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
                  1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 3.

Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Ahead 3-2, Brett Tomko facing 5-6-7
                  Joey Gathright replaces David DeJesus playing CF batting 1st
   O      ---  3   66%  C Kotchman      Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
   O      ---  3   65%  M Izturis       Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
   O      ---  2   64%  J Rivera        Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 3.

Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Jon Garland facing 8-9-1
   O      ---  3   67%  J Buck          Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
   O      ---  5   69%  T Pena          Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
   O      ---  2   71%  J Gathright     Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 3.

Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Ahead 3-2, Brett Tomko facing 8-9-1
          ---  2   77%  J Mathis        Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
   R      -2-  2   85%  E Aybar         Double to RF (Ground Ball); Mathis Scores
   O      -2-  1   85%  C Figgins       Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B); Aybar to 3B
   R      --3  3   88%  G Matthews      Fielder's Choice 2B; Aybar Scores; Matthews to 1B
   O      1--  4   87%  G Anderson      Flyball: RF (Short RF)
          1--      88%  T Hunter        Wild Pitch; Matthews to 2B
   O      -2-  2   86%  " "             Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
                  2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 5.

Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Jon Garland facing 2-3-4
   O      ---  4   89%  M Grudzielanek  Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
          ---  3   86%  M Teahen        Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
          1--  4   82%  B Butler        Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Teahen to 2B
   OO     12-  6   91%  J Guillen       Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
                  0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 5.

Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Ahead 5-2, Brett Tomko facing 5-6-7
   O      ---  6   90%  C Kotchman      Groundout: 2B-1B
   O      ---  2   90%  M Izturis       Flyball: LF
   O      ---  7   89%  J Rivera        Groundout: 2B-1B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 5.

Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Jon Garland facing 6-7-8
   O      ---  2   92%  A Gordon        Flyball: CF (Short CF)
          ---  2   89%  R Gload         Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
          1--  3   85%  J Buck          Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Gload to 2B
                  Justin Speier replaces Jon Garland pitching; Alberto Callaspo pinch hits for Tony Pena batting 9th
   O      12-  1   90%  A Callaspo      Flyball: CF (Short CF)
          12-  5   86%  J Gathright     Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Gload to 3B; Buck to 2B
   O      123  1   94%  M Grudzielanek  Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (Weak 3B); Gathright to 2B
                  0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 5.

Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Ahead 5-2, Brett Tomko facing 8-9-1
                  Alberto Callaspo moves to SS
   O      ---  3   94%  J Mathis        Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
          ---  1   94%  E Aybar         Single to 3B (Bunt to Short 3B Line)
   O      1--  6   93%  C Figgins       Strikeout Looking
   O      1--  7   93%  G Matthews      Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 5.

Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Scot Shields facing 3-4-5
                  Scot Shields replaces Justin Speier pitching
   O      ---  5   95%  M Teahen        Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  5   97%  B Butler        Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
   O      ---  5   97%  J Guillen       Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 5.

Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Ahead 5-2, Ron Mahay facing 3-4-5
                  Ron Mahay replaces Brett Tomko pitching
          ---  3   98%  G Anderson      Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
   OO     1--  5   97%  T Hunter        Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
          ---  1   97%  C Kotchman      Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
   O      -2-  6   97%  M Izturis       Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 5.

Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Francisco Rodriguez facing 6-7-8
                  Francisco Rodriguez replaces Scot Shields pitching
          ---  6   93%  A Gordon        Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
   O      1--  5   96%  R Gload         Strikeout Swinging
          1--  4   92%  J Buck          Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Gordon to 2B
   R      12-  5   84%  A Callaspo      Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Gordon Scores; Buck to 2B
                  Miguel Olivo pinch hits for Joey Gathright batting 1st
   O      12-  4   93%  M Olivo         Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
   O      12-  3  100%  M Grudzielanek  Strikeout Swinging
        1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 5.

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