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@CHW
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@CLE
6
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4
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Saturday, September 27, 1997, 6:05
, Comiskey Park II
Attendance: 27,824, Time of Game: 2:53
Royals
10
67-93
 Won 1 
4th, 19 GB
at White Sox
4
79-81
 Lost 1 
2nd, 7 GB
W: Ricky Bones (4-8)
L: Jaime Navarro (9-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  3  6   0  1  0   10 13  1
White Sox       1  0  0   1  1  0   0  1  0    4 11  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Offerman 2B 5 2 1 1 1 0 6 .297 .359 .394 .753 22 12 0.123 0.86 0.173 -0.051 0.8 1 4 2B
Rod Myers LF 4 2 1 0 1 2 5 .257 .370 .386 .756 23 14 0.125 1.18 0.161 -0.036 0.9 1 0 SB
Jay Bell SS 2 2 1 1 3 0 5 .291 .368 .461 .829 23 7 0.040 0.92 0.115 -0.074 1.1 1 2 2·SB
   Felix Martinez SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .382 .357 .739 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jeff King DH 5 1 2 5 0 2 5 .237 .341 .447 .788 15 9 0.015 1.16 0.087 -0.072 1.8 HR
Larry Sutton 1B 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .294 .342 .412 .754 23 16 0.139 0.82 0.168 -0.029 0.3 7 1
Dean Palmer 3B 4 0 2 1 1 0 5 .257 .310 .444 .754 23 13 -0.045 0.72 0.053 -0.098 0.7 0 1 2B,GDP
   Scott Cooper 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .201 .283 .308 .592 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jermaine Dye RF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .236 .284 .371 .655 21 13 0.006 0.74 0.055 -0.049 -0.7 4 0
Shane Halter CF 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .275 .341 .383 .724 18 8 -0.028 0.91 0.052 -0.080 -0.8 3 0
Mike Sweeney C 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .246 .310 .369 .679 19 12 0.192 1.01 0.240 -0.047 1.2 7 1 HR
Ricky Bones P 0 1
   Gregg Olson P 1 0
Team Totals 39 10 13 10 7 7 46 .333 .435 .538 .973 187 104 0.567 0.93 1.104 -0.536 5.2 27 10
2B: J Offerman (23, off J Darwin); D Palmer (30, off A Levine).
HR: M Sweeney (7, off J Navarro, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); J King (27, off J Darwin, 6th inn, 3 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
TB: M Sweeney 5; J King 5; D Palmer 3; J Offerman 2; L Sutton 2; J Dye 2; J Bell; R Myers.
GIDP: D Palmer (7).
RBI: J King 5 (111); M Sweeney (31); D Palmer (85); J Bell (92); L Sutton (8); J Offerman (39).
2-out RBI: D Palmer; L Sutton.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Sweeney-J Offerman; J Offerman-J Bell-L Sutton.
E: R Myers (1).
Baserunning
SB: J Bell 2 (10, 2nd base off J Navarro/R Machado 2); R Myers (4, 2nd base off J Navarro/R Machado).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ray Durham 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .273 .339 .384 .723 15 10 0.095 0.67 0.124 -0.029 0.4 3 2
Norberto Martin SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .300 .320 .371 .691 8 7 0.023 1.16 0.111 -0.088 0.2 0 3 CS
   Jorge Fabregas PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .257 .282 .352 .634 3 2 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Frank Thomas DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .350 .459 .616 1.075 13 8 -0.088 1.14 0.000 -0.088 -0.9
   Lyle Mouton PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .270 .309 .369 .678 4 2 -0.013 0.33 0.000 -0.013 -0.6 GDP
Albert Belle LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .274 .332 .487 .819 8 6 0.104 0.66 0.122 -0.018 0.9 1 0
   Chad Fonville LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .130 .231 .130 .361 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Mike Cameron CF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .258 .356 .434 .790 13 6 0.005 0.57 0.036 -0.031 0.6 6 0 SB
Greg Norton 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .265 .306 .441 .747 17 12 0.006 0.81 0.060 -0.054 -0.5 1 1
Magglio Ordonez RF 4 0 2 2 0 1 4 .318 .338 .591 .929 12 7 0.034 0.74 0.065 -0.031 1.3 1 0 2B
Mario Valdez 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .243 .350 .330 .681 16 11 -0.042 0.57 0.006 -0.048 -0.9 7 0
Robert Machado C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .200 .250 .333 .583 13 9 -0.057 0.54 0.000 -0.057 -1.3 7 0
Jaime Navarro P 0 1
   Jeff Darwin P 0 0
   Al Levine P 0 0
   Tom Fordham P 0 0
Team Totals 36 4 11 4 2 6 38 .306 .342 .333 .675 122 80 0.067 0.70 0.524 -0.457 -0.8 27 7
2B: M Ordonez (6, off G Olson).
TB: M Ordonez 3; A Belle 2; R Durham 2; M Cameron 2; N Martin 2; G Norton.
GIDP: L Mouton (8).
RBI: M Ordonez 2 (11); N Martin (27); A Belle (114).
2-out RBI: A Belle; M Ordonez.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. N Martin-R Durham-M Valdez.
Baserunning
SB: M Cameron (22, 2nd base off R Bones/M Sweeney).
CS: N Martin (4, 2nd base by R Bones/M Sweeney).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ricky Bones, W (4-8) 6 8 3 2 2 5 0 6.75 27 88 57 30 8 19 9 11 8 0 49 -0.086 0.94 0.2
Gregg Olson, S (1) 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 5.58 11 34 23 16 2 5 4 6 2 0 0 0 0.019 0.12 0.6
Team Totals 9 11 4 3 2 6 0 3.00 38 122 80 46 10 24 13 17 10 0 49 0 0 -0.067 0.70 0.8

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jaime Navarro, L (9-14) 5 9 5 5 4 3 1 5.79 27 113 66 45 7 14 8 12 7 0 28 -0.282 1.28 -1.7
Jeff Darwin 1 2 4 4 2 0 1 5.27 7 30 14 10 1 3 0 5 1 0 2 2 -0.286 0.94 -4.1
Al Levine 2 2 1 1 1 4 0 6.91 9 35 19 6 6 7 1 3 3 0 0 0 0.000 0.05 0.1
Tom Fordham 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.23 3 9 5 4 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 9 13 10 10 7 7 2 10.00 46 187 104 65 14 25 11 21 11 0 28 2 2 -0.567 0.93 -5.2
J Navarro faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Drew Coble, 1B - Tim McClelland, 2B - Gary Cederstrom, 3B - Mark Johnson.
Time of Game: 2:53.
Attendance: 27,824.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 12mph from Right to Left, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago White Sox
1 Jose Offerman 2B 1 Ray Durham 2B
2 Rod Myers LF 2 Norberto Martin SS
3 Jay Bell SS 3 Frank Thomas DH
4 Jeff King DH 4 Albert Belle LF
5 Larry Sutton 1B 5 Mike Cameron CF
6 Dean Palmer 3B 6 Greg Norton 3B
7 Jermaine Dye RF 7 Magglio Ordonez RF
8 Shane Halter CF 8 Mario Valdez 1B
9 Mike Sweeney C 9 Robert Machado C
Ricky Bones P Jaime Navarro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 3-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Sweeney J. Navarro 13% 68% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Halter to 3B
t5 1-2 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR R. Myers J. Navarro 12% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Offerman to 3B
t5 2-2 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R KCR L. Sutton J. Navarro 12% 61% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Myers Scores
t6 3-3 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Offerman J. Darwin 12% 80% Double to LF (Line Drive); Halter Scores; Sweeney to 3B
t5 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R KCR M. Sweeney J. Navarro 11% 36% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Sweeney Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Offerman J. Navarro -2% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR R. Myers J. Navarro -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Bell J. Navarro 1% 47% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. King J. Navarro 1% 48% Bell Steals 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. King J. Navarro -3% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHW R. Durham R. Bones -3% 42% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHW N. Martin R. Bones 2% 43% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Durham to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHW F. Thomas R. Bones 3% 47% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R CHW A. Belle R. Bones -9% 38% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Deep 2B-1B); Durham Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  CHW M. Cameron R. Bones -2% 36% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Belle to 2B
b1 1-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHW G. Norton R. Bones 4% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O KCR L. Sutton J. Navarro -2% 37% Popfly: 2B
t2 0-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR D. Palmer J. Navarro 3% 40% Walk
t2 0-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Dye J. Navarro 4% 44% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Palmer to 2B
t2 0-1 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR S. Halter J. Navarro -5% 39% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
t2 0-1 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Navarro -5% 35% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW M. Ordonez R. Bones 2% 37% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b2 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW M. Valdez R. Bones 1% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW R. Machado R. Bones 1% 39% Lineout: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Offerman J. Navarro -3% 36% Lineout: CF
t3 0-1 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR R. Myers J. Navarro -2% 34% Lineout: CF
t3 0-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Bell J. Navarro 1% 36% Walk
t3 0-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. King J. Navarro 1% 37% Bell Steals 2B
t3 0-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. King J. Navarro -4% 33% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW R. Durham R. Bones 2% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHW N. Martin R. Bones 2% 37% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b3 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW F. Thomas R. Bones 1% 38% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 5-6-7
t4 0-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR L. Sutton J. Navarro 5% 43% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR D. Palmer J. Navarro -10% 33% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t4 0-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  KCR J. Dye J. Navarro 2% 35% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t4 0-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR S. Halter J. Navarro -3% 32% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 4-5-6
b4 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHW A. Belle R. Bones -3% 28% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
b4 1-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHW M. Cameron R. Bones 3% 31% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
b4 1-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  CHW G. Norton R. Bones -6% 25% Single to RF (Line Drive); Belle to 3B
b4 1-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R CHW M. Ordonez R. Bones -6% 19% Single to RF (Line Drive); Belle Scores; Norton to 2B
b4 2-0 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHW M. Valdez R. Bones 3% 22% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHW R. Machado R. Bones 3% 25% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 9-1-2
t5 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R KCR M. Sweeney J. Navarro 11% 36% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Sweeney Scores
t5 1-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Offerman J. Navarro 5% 42% Walk
t5 1-2 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR R. Myers J. Navarro 12% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Offerman to 3B
t5 1-2 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Bell J. Navarro 2% 56% Myers Steals 2B
t5 1-2 0 -23 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Bell J. Navarro -7% 49% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t5 1-2 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RO KCR J. King J. Navarro -0% 48% Groundout: SS-1B; Offerman Scores; Myers to 3B
t5 2-2 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R KCR L. Sutton J. Navarro 12% 61% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Myers Scores
t5 3-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR D. Palmer J. Navarro 2% 63% Single to RF (Line Drive); Sutton to 2B
t5 3-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Dye J. Navarro -5% 58% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 1-2-3
b5 2-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHW R. Durham R. Bones -9% 49% Single to LF (Line Drive); Durham to 2B/Adv on E7
b5 2-3 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R CHW N. Martin R. Bones -10% 39% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Durham Scores/unER
b5 3-3 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO CHW F. Thomas R. Bones 10% 48% Double Play: Strikeout Looking, Martin Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b5 3-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHW A. Belle R. Bones 2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 8-9-1
t6 3-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR S. Halter J. Navarro 5% 55% Walk
t6 3-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Sweeney J. Navarro 13% 68% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Halter to 3B
Jeff Darwin replaces Jaime Navarro pitching
t6 3-3 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Offerman J. Darwin 12% 80% Double to LF (Line Drive); Halter Scores; Sweeney to 3B
t6 4-3 0 -23 5,(3-1)  KCR R. Myers J. Darwin 2% 82% Walk
t6 4-3 0 123 5,(3-1)  R KCR J. Bell J. Darwin 7% 89% Walk; Sweeney Scores; Offerman to 3B; Myers to 2B
t6 5-3 0 123 3,(2-0)  RRRR KCR J. King J. Darwin 9% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Offerman Scores; Myers Scores; Bell Scores; King Scores
t6 9-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR L. Sutton J. Darwin -0% 97% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t6 9-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR D. Palmer J. Darwin -0% 97% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
t6 9-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Dye J. Darwin -0% 97% Flyball: CF
6 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-9, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 5-6-7
b6 3-9 0 --- 4,(3-0)  CHW M. Cameron R. Bones -2% 95% Walk
b6 3-9 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O CHW G. Norton R. Bones 1% 97% Groundout: C unassisted; Cameron stays at 1B
b6 3-9 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHW M. Ordonez R. Bones 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging, Cameron Steals 2B
b6 3-9 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  CHW M. Valdez R. Bones -1% 97% Walk
b6 3-9 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHW R. Machado R. Bones 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 9, White Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-3, White Sox' Al Levine facing 8-9-1
Al Levine replaces Jeff Darwin pitching
t7 9-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR S. Halter A. Levine -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t7 9-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney A. Levine -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t7 9-3 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Offerman A. Levine -0% 98% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-9, Royals' Gregg Olson facing 1-2-3
Gregg Olson replaces Ricky Bones pitching
b7 3-9 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW R. Durham G. Olson 1% 99% Bunt Popfly: P (Short 1B Line)
b7 3-9 1 --- 3,(0-2)  CHW N. Martin G. Olson -1% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Lyle Mouton pinch hits for Frank Thomas (DH) batting 3rd
b7 3-9 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO CHW L. Mouton G. Olson 1% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, White Sox 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-3, White Sox' Al Levine facing 2-3-4
t8 9-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR R. Myers A. Levine -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t8 9-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Bell A. Levine 0% 99% Walk
t8 9-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. King A. Levine 0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive); Bell to 2B
t8 9-3 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR L. Sutton A. Levine -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t8 9-3 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R KCR D. Palmer A. Levine 1% 100% Double to CF (Line Drive); Bell Scores; King to 3B
t8 10-3 2 -23 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Dye A. Levine -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 10, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-10, Royals' Gregg Olson facing 4-5-6
Scott Cooper replaces Dean Palmer playing 3B batting 6th
Felix Martinez replaces Jay Bell playing SS batting 3rd
b8 3-10 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW A. Belle G. Olson 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b8 3-10 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CHW M. Cameron G. Olson -0% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b8 3-10 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHW G. Norton G. Olson 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B); Norton to 1B
b8 3-10 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  R CHW M. Ordonez G. Olson -0% 99% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep 3B); Norton Scores
b8 4-10 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHW M. Valdez G. Olson 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 10, White Sox 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 10-4, White Sox' Tom Fordham facing 8-9-1
Tom Fordham replaces Al Levine pitching
Chad Fonville replaces Albert Belle playing LF batting 4th
t9 10-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR S. Halter T. Fordham -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 10-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney T. Fordham -0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t9 10-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Offerman T. Fordham -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 4-10, Royals' Gregg Olson facing 9-1-2
b9 4-10 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHW R. Machado G. Olson 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B
b9 4-10 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHW R. Durham G. Olson 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
Jorge Fabregas pinch hits for Norberto Martin (SS) batting 2nd
b9 4-10 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW J. Fabregas G. Olson 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, White Sox 4.

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