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NYY
@LAA
6
7
 
(10)
KCR
@CHW
3
4
SEA
@MIN
9
4
BOS
@TBD
6
0
OAK
@TOR
6
4
MIL
@ARI
9
0
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@CHC
6
4
ATL
@CIN
14
4
PIT
@COL
4
2
 
(11)
SFG
@FLA
8
7
WSN
@HOU
7
0
Monday, August 20, 2007, 7:12PM
, U.S. Cellular Field
Attendance: 35,391, Time of Game: 3:06
Royals
3
55-69
 Lost 2 
4th, 13½ GB
at White Sox
4
55-69
 Won 1 
4th, 13½ GB
W: Matt Thornton (4-4)
L: David Riske (1-3)
S: Bobby Jenks (34)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  3   0  0  0    3  9  0
White Sox       0  0  0   0  2  0   2  0  X    4 10  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Esteban German 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .272 .745 16 10 -0.175 1.95 0.000 -0.175 -1.4 0 2 SH
David DeJesus CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 .271 .741 16 10 -0.156 1.52 0.024 -0.181 -0.8 0 0
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 5 1 1 0 0 1 .305 .790 20 13 -0.145 1.85 0.078 -0.223 -0.7 1 0 2B
Billy Butler DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 .303 .798 14 8 0.000 1.05 0.070 -0.069 0.0 2B
Emil Brown RF 3 1 2 2 1 1 .231 .626 18 9 0.277 1.63 0.327 -0.050 1.7 3 0 HR,SB
Alex Gordon 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 .245 .724 18 12 -0.032 1.82 0.084 -0.116 -0.1 8 0 2B
John Buck C 2 0 0 0 0 2 .232 .792 12 9 -0.058 1.76 0.026 -0.084 -0.6 6 1 HBP
   Ross Gload PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .793 1 1 -0.072 2.89 0.000 -0.072 -0.3
   Jason LaRue C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .147 .516 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Tony Pena SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .629 7 5 -0.132 1.85 0.000 -0.132 -1.2 1 1
   Jason Smith PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 .213 .645 5 3 -0.083 2.81 0.000 -0.083 -0.4 0 1
Joey Gathright LF 4 0 3 1 0 0 .375 .850 19 13 0.263 1.95 0.294 -0.032 1.5 4 0
Gil Meche P 0 0
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 1
   David Riske P 0 0
   Zack Greinke P 0 1
Team Totals 35 3 9 3 2 6 .257 .744 146 93 -0.313 1.76 0.903 -1.217 -2.2 24 7
2B: B Butler (14, off M Buehrle); A Gordon (26, off M Buehrle); M Grudzielanek (27, off M Buehrle).
HR: E Brown (6, off M Buehrle; 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: E German (6, off B Jenks).
HBP: J Buck (7, by E Wassermann).
TB: E Brown 5; J Gathright 3; A Gordon 2; B Butler 2; M Grudzielanek 2; D DeJesus.
RBI: E Brown 2 (48); J Gathright (15).
2-out RBI: J Gathright.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 13.
Baserunning
SB: E Brown (10, 2nd base off M MacDougal/A Pierzynski).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Owens CF 4 1 3 0 0 0 .252 .595 12 10 0.079 0.91 0.102 -0.023 0.5 3 0 2·SB
Josh Fields 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 .245 .751 16 12 0.064 1.05 0.155 -0.092 -0.2 0 3
Jim Thome DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 .260 .904 15 10 -0.108 1.03 0.000 -0.108 -1.0
Paul Konerko 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .267 .848 16 10 -0.017 0.87 0.044 -0.061 -0.4 7 0
A.J. Pierzynski C 4 0 1 0 0 1 .272 .738 15 13 -0.035 0.94 0.026 -0.061 -0.3 6 0
Jermaine Dye RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 .245 .797 19 9 0.081 1.18 0.111 -0.030 0.7 3 0 2·2B
Scott Podsednik LF 4 1 1 2 0 0 .253 .695 19 10 0.027 1.51 0.155 -0.127 0.3 2 0 HR
Juan Uribe SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 .224 .644 17 8 -0.093 1.26 0.038 -0.131 -0.8 2 3 CS
Danny Richar 2B 3 1 1 1 0 2 .192 .688 14 8 0.188 0.89 0.220 -0.031 0.6 3 2 HR
Mark Buehrle P 0 1
   Ehren Wassermann P 0 0
   Matt Thornton P 0 0
   Ryan Bukvich P 0 0
   Boone Logan P 1 0
   Mike MacDougal P 0 0
   Bobby Jenks P 0 1
Team Totals 32 4 10 4 2 7 .312 .915 143 90 0.186 1.07 0.851 -0.664 -0.6 27 10
2B: J Dye 2 (25, 1 off G Meche, 1 off Z Greinke).
HR: S Podsednik (2, off G Meche; 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF); D Richar (2, off D Riske; 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: S Podsednik 4; D Richar 4; J Dye 4; J Owens 3; A Pierzynski; J Fields; P Konerko.
RBI: S Podsednik 2 (10); D Richar (8); J Fields (43).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Baserunning
SB: J Owens 2 (19, 2nd base off D Riske/J Buck, 2nd base off G Meche/J Buck).
CS: J Uribe (6, 2nd base by G Meche/J Buck).
Pickoffs: J Fields (1st base by Z Greinke).

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
Gil Meche 5.2 6 2 2 2 6 1 3.88 24 104 64 30 11 23 7 9 2 0 53 0.047 0.96 1.0
Jimmy Gobble, H (11) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.03 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.077 2.86 0.5
David Riske, BS (3), L (1-3) 0.1 3 2 2 0 0 1 2.53 4 15 10 6 0 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 -0.396 1.72 -2.0
Zack Greinke 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.40 5 27 17 10 4 3 1 3 1 0 1 0 0.087 0.69 1.2
Team Totals 8 10 4 4 2 7 2 4.50 34 147 92 47 15 30 10 15 4 0 53 3 0 -0.185 1.07 0.6

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
Mark Buehrle 5.1 6 3 3 2 4 1 3.42 24 101 65 48 8 9 7 11 0 0 46 0.006 1.24 0.7
Ehren Wassermann 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.29 2 7 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.028 2.27 0.2
Matt Thornton, W (4-4) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.27 5 16 9 5 3 1 2 2 0 0 2 1 -0.027 1.39 0.1
Ryan Bukvich 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 1 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.085 2.17 -0.4
Boone Logan, H (8) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.38 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.081 3.36 0.4
Mike MacDougal, H (16) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.28 2 6 4 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.133 2.59 0.6
Bobby Jenks, S (34) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.87 4 11 8 8 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.178 4.03 0.6
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 2 6 1 3.00 39 146 93 68 14 11 15 15 0 0 46 5 1 0.314 1.76 2.2
R Bukvich faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: E Wassermann (1; J Buck).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: Z Greinke (1; J Fields, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Chuck Meriwether, 1B - Tim Timmons, 2B - (none), 3B - Adam Dowdy.
Time of Game: 3:06.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 74° F, Wind 4mph from Left to Right.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago White Sox
1 Esteban German 3B 1 Jerry Owens CF
2 David DeJesus CF 2 Josh Fields 3B
3 Mark Grudzielanek 2B 3 Jim Thome DH
4 Billy Butler DH 4 Paul Konerko 1B
5 Emil Brown RF 5 A.J. Pierzynski C
6 Alex Gordon 1B 6 Jermaine Dye RF
7 John Buck C 7 Scott Podsednik LF
8 Tony Pena SS 8 Juan Uribe SS
9 Joey Gathright LF 9 Danny Richar 2B
Gil Meche P Mark Buehrle P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 2-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R CHW D. Richar D. Riske 22% 55% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t6 0-2 1 --3 4,(2-1)  RR KCR E. Brown M. Buehrle -18% 54% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Grudzielanek Scores
b7 3-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R CHW J. Fields D. Riske 16% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Owens Scores
b5 0-0 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  RR CHW S. Podsednik G. Meche 15% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Dye Scores
t6 2-2 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  R KCR J. Gathright M. Thornton -14% 36% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak SS); Gordon Scores; Pena 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' Mark Buehrle facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR E. German M. Buehrle 2% 52% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR D. DeJesus M. Buehrle -2% 50% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek M. Buehrle 3% 53% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O KCR B. Butler M. Buehrle 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW J. Owens G. Meche -2% 53% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW J. Fields G. Meche -2% 51% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW J. Thome G. Meche -1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR E. Brown M. Buehrle -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Gordon M. Buehrle 4% 50% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Buck M. Buehrle 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pena M. Buehrle 2% 55% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHW P. Konerko G. Meche -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CHW A. Pierzynski G. Meche 3% 56% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O CHW J. Dye G. Meche -3% 52% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHW S. Podsednik G. Meche -2% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Gathright M. Buehrle -4% 46% Single to 2B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B)
t3 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR E. German M. Buehrle 2% 48% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B); Gathright to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Buehrle 3% 52% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Gathright to 3B
t3 0-0 2 --3 8,(3-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek M. Buehrle 4% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHW J. Uribe G. Meche 4% 60% Walk
b3 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHW D. Richar G. Meche -6% 53% Uribe Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b3 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHW D. Richar G. Meche -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  CHW J. Owens G. Meche 1% 53% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b3 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHW J. Fields G. Meche -3% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Butler M. Buehrle -7% 43% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t4 0-0 0 -2- 7,(2-2)  O KCR E. Brown M. Buehrle 5% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-0 1 -2- 11,(3-2)  KCR A. Gordon M. Buehrle -2% 46% Walk
t4 0-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Buck M. Buehrle 5% 51% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Pena M. Buehrle 5% 56% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW J. Thome G. Meche -3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHW P. Konerko G. Meche -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW A. Pierzynski G. Meche -1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 9-1-2
t5 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR J. Gathright M. Buehrle 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 0-0 1 --- 8,(2-2)  O KCR E. German M. Buehrle 2% 55% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Buehrle 2% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 6-7-8
b5 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHW J. Dye G. Meche 8% 65% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b5 0-0 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  RR CHW S. Podsednik G. Meche 15% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Dye Scores
b5 2-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW J. Uribe G. Meche -2% 79% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW D. Richar G. Meche -1% 77% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CHW J. Owens G. Meche 1% 78% Single to SS (Pop Fly to Short CF)
b5 2-0 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  CHW J. Fields G. Meche 1% 79% Owens Steals 2B
b5 2-0 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  O CHW J. Fields G. Meche -3% 76% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 3-4-5
t6 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR M. Grudzielanek M. Buehrle -8% 69% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t6 0-2 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Butler M. Buehrle 3% 72% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Grudzielanek to 3B
t6 0-2 1 --3 4,(2-1)  RR KCR E. Brown M. Buehrle -18% 54% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Grudzielanek Scores
t6 2-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR A. Gordon M. Buehrle -6% 47% Double to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line)
Ehren Wassermann replaces Mark Buehrle pitching
t6 2-2 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  KCR J. Buck E. Wassermann -3% 45% Hit By Pitch
t6 2-2 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR T. Pena E. Wassermann 5% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Gordon to 3B
Matt Thornton replaces Ehren Wassermann pitching
t6 2-2 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  R KCR J. Gathright M. Thornton -14% 36% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak SS); Gordon Scores; Pena to 2B
t6 3-2 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O KCR E. German M. Thornton 5% 41% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Gil Meche facing 3-4-5
b6 2-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHW J. Thome G. Meche -4% 37% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CHW P. Konerko G. Meche 4% 42% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b6 2-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHW A. Pierzynski G. Meche -3% 38% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B); Konerko to 2B
b6 2-3 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  CHW J. Dye G. Meche 2% 40% Walk
Jimmy Gobble replaces Gil Meche pitching
b6 2-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHW S. Podsednik J. Gobble -8% 32% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, White Sox' Matt Thornton facing 2-3-4
t7 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Thornton 3% 35% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t7 3-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek M. Thornton 2% 37% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Butler M. Thornton 1% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' David Riske facing 8-9-1
David Riske replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
b7 2-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHW J. Uribe D. Riske -5% 33% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b7 2-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R CHW D. Richar D. Riske 22% 55% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b7 3-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW J. Owens D. Riske 4% 59% Single to 3B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 3B)
b7 3-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHW J. Fields D. Riske 3% 63% Owens Steals 2B
b7 3-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R CHW J. Fields D. Riske 16% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Owens Scores
Zack Greinke replaces David Riske pitching
b7 4-3 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  O CHW J. Thome Z. Greinke -3% 75% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b7 4-3 2 1-- 4,(2-2)  O CHW P. Konerko Z. Greinke -2% 73% Fields Picked off 1B (P-1B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, White Sox' Ryan Bukvich facing 5-6-7
Ryan Bukvich replaces Matt Thornton pitching
t8 3-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR E. Brown R. Bukvich -8% 65% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Boone Logan replaces Ryan Bukvich pitching
t8 3-4 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR A. Gordon B. Logan 8% 73% Bunt Popfly: P (Front of Home)
Mike MacDougal replaces Boone Logan pitching
Ross Gload pinch hits for John Buck (C) batting 7th
t8 3-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR R. Gload M. MacDougal 7% 80% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
Jason Smith pinch hits for Tony Pena (SS) batting 8th
t8 3-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Smith M. MacDougal -2% 78% Brown Steals 2B
t8 3-4 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Smith M. MacDougal 8% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 4-5-6
Jason LaRue replaces Ross Gload (PH) playing C batting 7th
Jason Smith moves from PH to SS
b8 4-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW P. Konerko Z. Greinke -2% 84% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b8 4-3 1 --- 6,(0-2)  O CHW A. Pierzynski Z. Greinke -1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW J. Dye Z. Greinke 2% 85% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b8 4-3 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CHW S. Podsednik Z. Greinke -3% 82% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, White Sox' Bobby Jenks facing 9-1-2
Bobby Jenks replaces Mike MacDougal pitching
t9 3-4 0 --- 6,(1-2)  KCR J. Gathright B. Jenks -11% 71% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t9 3-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR E. German B. Jenks 6% 76% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Gathright to 2B
t9 3-4 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus B. Jenks 10% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B; Gathright to 3B
t9 3-4 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek B. Jenks 13% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 4.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:CHA200708200
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