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@BOS
3
6
KCR
@CHW
5
4
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@MIN
9
6
TBD
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3
1
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9
4
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8
 
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8
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@SDP
0
1
 
(11)
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@WSN
0
6
Friday, May 5, 2006, 7:37PM
, U.S. Cellular Field
Attendance: 33,628, Time of Game: 2:49
Royals
5
7-20
 Won 2 
5th, 12 GB
at White Sox
4
20-9
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Elmer Dessens (2-1)
L: Bobby Jenks (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  4    5 10  0
White Sox       0  0  0   0  0  0   1  1  2    4  8  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
Kerry Robinson CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 5 .320 .320 .360 .680 19 13 0.076 1.87 0.205 -0.129 -0.4 3 0 CS,SH
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .287 .327 .394 .720 23 12 0.037 1.10 0.096 -0.059 0.7 0 1
Doug Mientkiewicz 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 5 .247 .316 .353 .669 19 11 -0.156 1.59 0.020 -0.176 -1.1 10 0 SH,GDP
Matt Stairs DH 5 0 1 2 0 0 5 .259 .375 .407 .782 29 17 -0.022 1.31 0.128 -0.149 0.4
Emil Brown LF 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .222 .305 .333 .638 18 9 -0.106 1.00 0.019 -0.124 -1.4 3 0
Aaron Guiel RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .333 .500 .667 1.167 18 10 0.101 1.48 0.163 -0.062 0.3 3 0 2B
Angel Berroa SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .237 .245 .309 .554 11 9 -0.170 2.05 0.000 -0.170 -1.2 2 5 SH
John Buck C 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .208 .271 .321 .592 10 5 0.055 0.87 0.085 -0.029 0.3 5 2 2B
   Tony Graffanino PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .143 .200 .238 .438 7 3 0.057 4.02 0.057 0.000 0.2
   Paul Bako C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .172 .143 .315 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Esteban German 3B 3 1 2 2 1 0 4 .481 .576 .519 1.094 15 9 0.522 2.54 0.553 -0.032 2.1 0 0
Scott Elarton P 0 2
   Andy Sisco P 0 0
   Elmer Dessens P 0 0
   Ambiorix Burgos P 0 0
Team Totals 32 5 10 5 6 2 41 .312 .421 .375 .796 169 98 0.394 1.60 1.326 -0.930 -0.2 27 10
2B: A Guiel (1, off J Garland); J Buck (6, off J Garland).
SH: D Mientkiewicz (1, off J Garland); K Robinson (1, off J Garland); A Berroa (1, off B Jenks).
TB: J Buck 3; A Guiel 2; E German 2; K Robinson 2; M Grudzielanek 2; M Stairs.
GIDP: D Mientkiewicz (3).
RBI: E German 2 (4); M Stairs 2 (5); K Robinson (1).
2-out RBI: M Stairs 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Elarton-A Berroa-D Mientkiewicz.
Baserunning
CS: K Robinson (1, 2nd base by B Jenks/A Pierzynski).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Scott Podsednik LF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .264 .322 .349 .671 18 12 0.144 0.92 0.162 -0.019 1.6 0 0 2·2B
Tadahito Iguchi 2B 3 1 1 1 0 1 4 .321 .370 .450 .819 16 10 0.068 1.64 0.209 -0.141 -0.5 4 6 HR,SH,GDP
Jim Thome DH 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 .298 .460 .723 1.183 19 13 -0.051 1.21 0.070 -0.121 0.6 HR
Paul Konerko 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .342 .414 .604 1.018 13 8 0.000 1.65 0.102 -0.102 -0.6 14 1
   Pablo Ozuna PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .524 .583 .810 1.393 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
A.J. Pierzynski C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .311 .367 .367 .734 18 10 -0.192 1.89 0.000 -0.192 -0.9 3 0
Joe Crede 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .324 .366 .569 .935 8 6 0.283 1.72 0.318 -0.035 0.9 2 3 HR
Rob Mackowiak CF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .192 .300 .231 .531 20 14 -0.242 2.26 0.000 -0.242 -1.1 1 0
Alex Cintron SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .260 .275 .340 .615 15 9 -0.066 0.84 0.000 -0.066 -0.6 1 2
   Juan Uribe SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .211 .325 .536 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ross Gload RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .200 .250 .333 .583 19 13 -0.048 0.61 0.000 -0.048 -0.4 2 0
   Brian Anderson CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .141 .244 .254 .497 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jon Garland P 0 5
   Matt Thornton P 0 0
   Bobby Jenks P 0 0
   Boone Logan P 0 0
   Cliff Politte P 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 8 4 0 7 34 .242 .242 .576 .818 146 95 -0.104 1.46 0.861 -0.966 -1.2 27 17
2B: S Podsednik 2 (7, 1 off A Burgos, 1 off S Elarton).
HR: T Iguchi (3, off S Elarton, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF-RF); J Crede (6, off E Dessens, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF); J Thome (12, off A Burgos, 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: T Iguchi (2, off S Elarton).
TB: S Podsednik 5; J Crede 5; J Thome 4; T Iguchi 4; P Konerko.
GIDP: T Iguchi (2).
RBI: J Thome 2 (29); T Iguchi (14); J Crede (22).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Crede-T Iguchi-P Konerko.

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
Scott Elarton 6 3 1 1 0 2 1 3.86 20 93 60 42 7 11 8 10 1 0 64 0.167 1.01 2.4
Andy Sisco 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7.94 3 10 7 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.094 1.18 0.6
Elmer Dessens, W (2-1) 1 1 1 1 0 3 1 2.70 4 19 12 7 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 -0.206 0.81 -0.4
Ambiorix Burgos, S (4) 1 4 2 2 0 1 1 3.38 7 24 16 10 4 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0.050 3.23 -1.4
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 0 7 3 4.00 34 146 95 62 16 17 12 15 1 0 64 0 0 0.105 1.46 1.2
S Elarton faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

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
Jon Garland 7 7 1 1 2 1 0 6.05 29 111 65 45 2 18 17 9 2 0 58 0.261 1.16 3.0
Matt Thornton 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 5.14 4 22 14 7 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.001 1.83 0.2
Bobby Jenks, BS (1), L (1-1) 0.2 2 3 3 2 0 0 4.61 5 17 8 6 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 -0.519 3.68 -1.5
Boone Logan 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.86 2 15 8 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 -0.147 1.81 -2.1
Cliff Politte 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.71 1 4 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.010 0.35 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 6 2 0 5.00 41 169 98 63 5 30 21 12 3 0 58 5 3 -0.394 1.60 0.2
M Thornton faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.
B Logan faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Gerry Davis, 1B - Brian Gorman, 2B - Eric Cooper, 3B - Bill Miller.
Time of Game: 2:49.
Attendance: 33,628.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 48° F, Wind 5mph from Left to Right.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 1-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR E. German B. Jenks 38% 68% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Guiel Scores; Graffanino to 3B
b8 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHW J. Crede E. Dessens -24% 14% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
b7 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R CHW T. Iguchi S. Elarton -21% 41% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
b9 4-5 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O CHW R. Mackowiak A. Burgos 18% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 2-2 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  R KCR K. Robinson B. Jenks 17% 85% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Graffanino Scores; German to 2B

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' Jon Garland facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR K. Robinson J. Garland 3% 53% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Garland 5% 59% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Robinson to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. Mientkiewicz J. Garland -1% 58% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Robinson to 3B; Grudzielanek to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -23 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Stairs J. Garland -7% 51% Popfly: 3B (Short LF)
t1 0-0 2 -23 3,(2-0)  O KCR E. Brown J. Garland -6% 45% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHW S. Podsednik S. Elarton -3% 42% Single to 2B/Bunt
b1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO CHW T. Iguchi S. Elarton 7% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHW J. Thome S. Elarton 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Jon Garland facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Guiel J. Garland -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Berroa J. Garland -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Buck J. Garland 1% 47% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR E. German J. Garland 2% 49% Walk; Buck to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR K. Robinson J. Garland -4% 45% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW P. Konerko S. Elarton 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHW A. Pierzynski S. Elarton 2% 49% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b2 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHW J. Crede S. Elarton 1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Jon Garland facing 2-3-4
t3 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Garland 4% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t3 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR D. Mientkiewicz J. Garland -8% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Stairs J. Garland -1% 44% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW R. Mackowiak S. Elarton 3% 47% Flyball: LF
b3 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW A. Cintron S. Elarton 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW R. Gload S. Elarton 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Jon Garland facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR E. Brown J. Garland -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR A. Guiel J. Garland 5% 52% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t4 0-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Berroa J. Garland -5% 47% Fielder's Choice P; Guiel out at 3B/P-3B
t4 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Buck J. Garland -3% 44% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CHW S. Podsednik S. Elarton -7% 37% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b4 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHW T. Iguchi S. Elarton 2% 38% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Podsednik to 3B
b4 0-0 1 --3 7,(3-2)  O CHW J. Thome S. Elarton 7% 45% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O CHW P. Konerko S. Elarton 5% 50% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Jon Garland facing 9-1-2
t5 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR E. German J. Garland -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR K. Robinson J. Garland -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Garland -2% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 5-6-7
b5 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW A. Pierzynski S. Elarton 3% 46% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
b5 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHW J. Crede S. Elarton 2% 48% Flyball: CF
b5 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW R. Mackowiak S. Elarton 2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Jon Garland facing 3-4-5
t6 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR D. Mientkiewicz J. Garland -4% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Stairs J. Garland -3% 44% Popfly: SS
t6 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR E. Brown J. Garland 2% 46% Walk
t6 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Guiel J. Garland -4% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 8-9-1
b6 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHW A. Cintron S. Elarton 4% 46% Popfly: SS (Short CF)
b6 0-0 1 --- 9,(2-2)  O CHW R. Gload S. Elarton 3% 48% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
b6 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW S. Podsednik S. Elarton 2% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Jon Garland facing 7-8-9
t7 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Berroa J. Garland -4% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Buck J. Garland 7% 53% Double to RF (Fly Ball)
t7 0-0 1 -2- 6,(1-2)  R KCR E. German J. Garland 15% 68% Single to LF (Fly Ball); Buck Scores
t7 1-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR K. Robinson J. Garland -2% 66% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; German to 2B
t7 1-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Garland -4% 62% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 2-3-4
b7 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R CHW T. Iguchi S. Elarton -21% 41% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
Andy Sisco replaces Scott Elarton pitching
b7 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW J. Thome A. Sisco 4% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 1-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW P. Konerko A. Sisco 3% 48% Strikeout Swinging
b7 1-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHW A. Pierzynski A. Sisco 2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Matt Thornton facing 3-4-5
Matt Thornton replaces Jon Garland pitching
t8 1-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR D. Mientkiewicz M. Thornton -5% 45% Strikeout Looking
t8 1-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Stairs M. Thornton -4% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 1-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR E. Brown M. Thornton -3% 38% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Elmer Dessens facing 6-7-8
Elmer Dessens replaces Andy Sisco pitching
b8 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHW J. Crede E. Dessens -24% 14% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
b8 2-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHW R. Mackowiak E. Dessens 2% 16% Strikeout Looking
b8 2-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHW A. Cintron E. Dessens 1% 17% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW R. Gload E. Dessens 1% 18% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Matt Thornton facing 6-7-8
Juan Uribe replaces Alex Cintron playing SS batting 8th
Brian Anderson replaces Ross Gload (RF) playing CF batting 9th
Rob Mackowiak moves from CF to RF
t9 1-2 0 --- 9,(3-2)  KCR A. Guiel M. Thornton 11% 29% Walk
Bobby Jenks replaces Matt Thornton pitching
t9 1-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Berroa B. Jenks -6% 24% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Guiel to 2B
Tony Graffanino pinch hits for John Buck (C) batting 8th
t9 1-2 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  KCR T. Graffanino B. Jenks 6% 29% Walk
t9 1-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR E. German B. Jenks 38% 68% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Guiel Scores; Graffanino to 3B
t9 2-2 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  R KCR K. Robinson B. Jenks 17% 85% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Graffanino Scores; German to 2B
t9 3-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek B. Jenks -4% 81% Robinson Caught Stealing 2B (C)
t9 3-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek B. Jenks 1% 81% Walk
Boone Logan replaces Bobby Jenks pitching
t9 3-2 2 12- 7,(3-2)  KCR D. Mientkiewicz B. Logan 2% 83% Walk; German to 3B; Grudzielanek to 2B
t9 3-2 2 123 8,(3-2)  RR KCR M. Stairs B. Logan 13% 96% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF); German Scores; Grudzielanek Scores; Mientkiewicz to 3B
Cliff Politte replaces Boone Logan pitching
t9 5-2 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O KCR E. Brown C. Politte -1% 95% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Ambiorix Burgos facing 1-2-3
Ambiorix Burgos replaces Elmer Dessens pitching
Paul Bako replaces Tony Graffanino (PH) playing C batting 8th
b9 2-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHW S. Podsednik A. Burgos -6% 89% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b9 2-5 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHW T. Iguchi A. Burgos 5% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-5 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  RR CHW J. Thome A. Burgos -7% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball); Podsednik Scores
b9 4-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CHW P. Konerko A. Burgos -10% 77% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
Pablo Ozuna pinch runs for Paul Konerko (1B) batting 4th
b9 4-5 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O CHW A. Pierzynski A. Burgos 12% 89% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
b9 4-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHW J. Crede A. Burgos -7% 82% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Ozuna to 2B
b9 4-5 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O CHW R. Mackowiak A. Burgos 18% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 4.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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