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Friday, July 18, 2008, 7:11PM
, U.S. Cellular Field
Attendance: 36,291, Time of Game: 2:59
Royals
5
43-54
 Lost 2 
4th, 12½ GB
at White Sox
9
55-41
 Won 1 
1st
W: Mark Buehrle (7-8)
L: Zack Greinke (7-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  0   0  0  3   0  1  0    5  6  0
White Sox       6  1  0   0  0  2   0  0  X    9 12  2

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David DeJesus CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 .305 .829 22 17 -0.030 0.38 0.013 -0.043 -0.5 4 0
Mike Aviles SS-2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 .310 .830 15 8 0.023 0.44 0.042 -0.020 0.3 2 1 2B
Mark Teahen RF 4 2 1 0 0 0 .252 .728 14 11 -0.035 0.56 0.014 -0.048 -0.5 1 0
Billy Butler DH 4 1 2 4 0 0 .253 .659 11 7 0.105 0.56 0.115 -0.010 3.1 HR
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .308 .766 16 9 0.013 0.79 0.054 -0.041 -0.1 0 0
   Tony Pena SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .155 .381 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Alex Gordon 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .251 .737 11 7 -0.016 0.35 0.012 -0.028 -0.3 2 2
Ross Gload 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .652 11 9 -0.052 0.48 0.000 -0.052 -1.2 3 1
John Buck C 4 0 0 0 0 2 .247 .693 12 10 -0.015 0.27 0.007 -0.022 -0.5 7 0
Esteban German LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .209 .494 23 11 -0.016 0.22 0.005 -0.021 -0.4 5 0
Zack Greinke P 0 0
   Joel Peralta P 0 0
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
   Rob Tejeda P 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 6 5 3 5 .176 .537 135 89 -0.023 0.45 0.262 -0.285 0.0 24 4
2B: M Aviles (12, off N Masset).
HR: B Butler (3, off M Buehrle; 6th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: B Butler 5; M Aviles 2; M Grudzielanek; D DeJesus; M Teahen.
RBI: B Butler 4 (23); M Grudzielanek (21).
2-out RBI: M Grudzielanek.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Gload-A Gordon-R Gload.

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Orlando Cabrera SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 .269 .687 16 10 0.014 0.37 0.037 -0.023 -0.9 0 4
A.J. Pierzynski C 5 1 1 0 0 3 .285 .747 22 14 0.065 0.46 0.088 -0.022 -0.2 5 0
Carlos Quentin LF 4 2 2 1 0 1 .280 .912 12 7 0.072 0.45 0.081 -0.010 2.0 0 0 HR,HBP
Jermaine Dye RF 4 2 3 2 1 0 .307 .923 24 17 0.118 0.56 0.120 -0.002 2.2 3 1
Jim Thome DH 3 2 1 1 2 0 .253 .886 25 14 0.092 0.46 0.107 -0.016 1.1 GDP
Paul Konerko 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 .219 .694 15 8 0.049 0.40 0.057 -0.008 0.6 8 2 HBP
   Brian Anderson CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .680 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Nick Swisher CF-1B 3 0 1 1 1 2 .236 .753 22 13 0.049 0.56 0.063 -0.014 0.8 3 1
Joe Crede 3B 3 0 2 2 0 0 .256 .794 14 11 0.041 0.48 0.051 -0.009 0.7 3 3 2B,SF
Alexei Ramirez 2B 3 0 0 1 0 1 .308 .780 13 10 -0.023 0.32 0.000 -0.023 -1.6 2 1 SF
Mark Buehrle P 2 0
   Nick Masset P 0 0
   Matt Thornton P 0 0
   Octavio Dotel P 1 0
Team Totals 33 9 12 9 5 7 .364 .937 163 104 0.477 0.45 0.604 -0.127 4.6 27 12
2B: J Crede (16, off Z Greinke).
HR: C Quentin (23, off Z Greinke; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: J Crede (4, off R Tejeda); A Ramirez (3, off Z Greinke).
HBP: C Quentin (13, by Z Greinke); P Konerko (4, by J Gobble).
TB: C Quentin 5; J Crede 3; J Dye 3; J Thome; A Pierzynski; N Swisher; O Cabrera; P Konerko.
GIDP: J Thome (11).
RBI: J Crede 2 (51); J Dye 2 (57); P Konerko (35); C Quentin (71); A Ramirez (30); N Swisher (42); J Thome (52).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 14.
Fielding
E: A Ramirez (6); J Crede (18).
Outfield Assists: J Dye (B Butler at 3rd base).

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
Zack Greinke, L (7-6) 3 11 7 7 3 2 1 3.90 23 87 58 45 4 9 10 7 3 0 8 -0.457 0.61 -7.2
Joel Peralta 2.1 1 1 1 0 2 0 5.52 8 28 19 11 4 4 1 5 1 0 3 0 0.031 0.22 2.9
Jimmy Gobble 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 7.99 3 13 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 -0.059 0.65 -2.1
Rob Tejeda 2.2 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.76 8 35 23 14 7 2 0 5 1 0 3 1 0.008 0.12 1.7
Team Totals 8 12 9 9 5 7 1 10.12 42 163 104 73 15 16 11 17 5 0 8 7 2 -0.477 0.45 -4.6
Z Greinke faced 3 batters in the 4th inning.
J Gobble faced 3 batters in the 6th 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
Mark Buehrle, W (7-8) 7 4 4 3 2 3 1 3.69 28 98 65 44 3 18 13 10 1 0 56 -0.001 0.46 -0.1
Nick Masset 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.48 4 10 7 6 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 -0.003 0.48 -0.7
Matt Thornton 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.31 2 10 6 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.010 0.57 0.3
Octavio Dotel 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.91 3 17 11 5 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.017 0.21 0.6
Team Totals 9 6 5 4 3 5 1 4.00 37 135 89 59 7 23 16 13 1 0 56 1 0 0.023 0.45 -0.0
Balks: None.
WP: Z Greinke (3).
HBP: Z Greinke (1; C Quentin); J Gobble (2; P Konerko).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Alfonso Marquez, 1B - Andy Fletcher, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Bob Davidson.
Time of Game: 2:59.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 78° F, Wind 3mph in from Centerfield.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago White Sox
1 David DeJesus CF 1 Orlando Cabrera SS
2 Mike Aviles SS 2 A.J. Pierzynski C
3 Mark Teahen RF 3 Carlos Quentin LF
4 Billy Butler DH 4 Jermaine Dye RF
5 Mark Grudzielanek 2B 5 Jim Thome DH
6 Alex Gordon 3B 6 Paul Konerko 1B
7 Ross Gload 1B 7 Nick Swisher CF
8 John Buck C 8 Joe Crede 3B
9 Esteban German LF 9 Alexei Ramirez 2B
Zack Greinke P Mark Buehrle P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-1 0 123 1,(0-0)  RR CHW J. Dye Z. Greinke 10% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Cabrera Scores; Pierzynski Scores; Quentin to 2B
b1 2-1 0 12- 2,(0-1)  R CHW J. Thome Z. Greinke 9% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Quentin Scores; Dye to 3B
b1 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHW A. Pierzynski Z. Greinke 9% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Cabrera to 3B
t6 1-7 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RRR KCR B. Butler M. Buehrle -8% 88% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); DeJesus Scores; Teahen Scores
t1 0-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  RO KCR M. Grudzielanek M. Buehrle -5% 45% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Teahen Scores/unER; Butler out at 3B/RF-3B

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 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Buehrle 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR M. Aviles M. Buehrle -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen M. Buehrle 3% 53% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR B. Butler M. Buehrle -2% 51% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Teahen to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  RO KCR M. Grudzielanek M. Buehrle -5% 45% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Teahen Scores/unER; Butler out at 3B/RF-3B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW O. Cabrera Z. Greinke 4% 49% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b1 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHW A. Pierzynski Z. Greinke 9% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Cabrera to 3B
b1 0-1 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  CHW C. Quentin Z. Greinke 4% 62% Hit By Pitch; Pierzynski to 2B
b1 0-1 0 123 1,(0-0)  RR CHW J. Dye Z. Greinke 10% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Cabrera Scores; Pierzynski Scores; Quentin to 2B
b1 2-1 0 12- 2,(0-1)  R CHW J. Thome Z. Greinke 9% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Quentin Scores; Dye to 3B
b1 3-1 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  R CHW P. Konerko Z. Greinke 3% 85% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Dye Scores; Thome to 2B
b1 4-1 0 12- 6,(2-2)  CHW N. Swisher Z. Greinke 4% 88% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Thome to 3B; Konerko to 2B
b1 4-1 0 123 3,(1-1)  R CHW J. Crede Z. Greinke 4% 92% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Thome Scores; Konerko to 3B; Swisher to 2B
b1 5-1 0 123 4,(2-1)  RO CHW A. Ramirez Z. Greinke -1% 91% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Konerko Scores
b1 6-1 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHW O. Cabrera Z. Greinke -1% 90% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b1 6-1 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O CHW A. Pierzynski Z. Greinke -1% 88% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
6 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 6.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 6-7-8
t2 1-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Gordon M. Buehrle 1% 90% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t2 1-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR R. Gload M. Buehrle 1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 1-6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Buck M. Buehrle -1% 90% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Short LF)
t2 1-6 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR E. German M. Buehrle 1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 6.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 6-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 3-4-5
b2 6-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHW C. Quentin Z. Greinke 3% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b2 7-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHW J. Dye Z. Greinke 1% 95% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b2 7-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CHW J. Thome Z. Greinke -1% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-3B-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
b2 7-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  CHW P. Konerko Z. Greinke 0% 94% Walk
b2 7-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHW N. Swisher Z. Greinke -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 7.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-7, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 1-2-3
t3 1-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Buehrle 1% 94% Popfly: 2B (Weak 2B)
t3 1-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Aviles M. Buehrle 1% 95% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
t3 1-7 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen M. Buehrle 0% 95% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 7.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 7-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 8-9-1
b3 7-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHW J. Crede Z. Greinke 1% 96% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b3 7-1 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHW A. Ramirez Z. Greinke -1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b3 7-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHW O. Cabrera Z. Greinke -1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 7-1 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  O CHW A. Pierzynski Z. Greinke -1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 7.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-7, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 4-5-6
t4 1-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler M. Buehrle 1% 95% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t4 1-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek M. Buehrle 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 1-7 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Gordon M. Buehrle 0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 7.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 7-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 3-4-5
b4 7-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHW C. Quentin Z. Greinke 0% 97% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b4 7-1 0 1-- 13,(3-2)  CHW J. Dye Z. Greinke 1% 98% Walk; Quentin to 2B
b4 7-1 0 12- 4,(2-1)  CHW J. Thome Z. Greinke 1% 98% Wild Pitch; Quentin to 3B; Dye to 2B
b4 7-1 0 -23 10,(3-2)  CHW J. Thome Z. Greinke 0% 98% Walk
Joel Peralta replaces Zack Greinke pitching
b4 7-1 0 123 3,(1-1)  O CHW P. Konerko J. Peralta -1% 98% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
b4 7-1 1 123 4,(1-2)  O CHW N. Swisher J. Peralta -1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b4 7-1 2 123 3,(0-2)  O CHW J. Crede J. Peralta -1% 96% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 7.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-7, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 7-8-9
t5 1-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR R. Gload M. Buehrle 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t5 1-7 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Buck M. Buehrle 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-7 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR E. German M. Buehrle 0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 7.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 7-1, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 9-1-2
b5 7-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW A. Ramirez J. Peralta -0% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b5 7-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHW O. Cabrera J. Peralta -0% 97% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b5 7-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW A. Pierzynski J. Peralta -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 7.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-7, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 1-2-3
t6 1-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. DeJesus M. Buehrle -1% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t6 1-7 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Aviles M. Buehrle 1% 97% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
t6 1-7 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Teahen M. Buehrle -1% 96% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); DeJesus to 2B
t6 1-7 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RRR KCR B. Butler M. Buehrle -8% 88% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); DeJesus Scores; Teahen Scores
t6 4-7 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek M. Buehrle 2% 90% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t6 4-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Gordon M. Buehrle 1% 91% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, White Sox 7.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 7-4, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 3-4-5
b6 7-4 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHW C. Quentin J. Peralta -1% 90% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b6 7-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CHW J. Dye J. Peralta 1% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Jimmy Gobble replaces Joel Peralta pitching
b6 7-4 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHW J. Thome J. Gobble 1% 92% Walk; Dye to 2B
b6 7-4 1 12- 1,(0-0)  CHW P. Konerko J. Gobble 2% 94% Hit By Pitch; Dye to 3B; Thome to 2B
b6 7-4 1 123 7,(3-2)  R CHW N. Swisher J. Gobble 3% 96% Walk; Dye Scores; Thome to 3B; Konerko to 2B
Rob Tejeda replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
b6 8-4 1 123 5,(2-2)  RO CHW J. Crede R. Tejeda 0% 97% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Thome Scores
b6 9-4 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHW A. Ramirez R. Tejeda -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, White Sox 9.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-9, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 7-8-9
t7 4-9 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR R. Gload M. Buehrle 1% 97% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t7 4-9 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Buck M. Buehrle 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 4-9 2 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR E. German M. Buehrle -0% 98% Walk
t7 4-9 2 1-- 8,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Buehrle 1% 98% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, White Sox 9.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 9-4, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 1-2-3
b7 9-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHW O. Cabrera R. Tejeda -0% 98% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b7 9-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHW A. Pierzynski R. Tejeda -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b7 9-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW C. Quentin R. Tejeda -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, White Sox 9.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-9, White Sox' Nick Masset facing 2-3-4
Nick Masset replaces Mark Buehrle pitching
t8 4-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Aviles N. Masset -2% 96% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t8 4-9 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Teahen N. Masset 2% 98% Flyball: RF
t8 4-9 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R KCR B. Butler N. Masset -2% 96% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Aviles Scores
t8 5-9 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek N. Masset 2% 98% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
Matt Thornton replaces Nick Masset pitching
t8 5-9 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR A. Gordon M. Thornton -1% 96% Walk; Butler to 2B
t8 5-9 2 12- 4,(0-2)  O KCR R. Gload M. Thornton 2% 99% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (Weak 3B); Gordon to 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 9.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 9-5, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 4-5-6
Mike Aviles moves from SS to 2B
Tony Pena replaces Mark Grudzielanek (2B) playing SS batting 5th
b8 9-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHW J. Dye R. Tejeda -0% 99% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b8 9-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHW J. Thome R. Tejeda -0% 98% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
b8 9-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW P. Konerko R. Tejeda -0% 98% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 9.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-9, White Sox' Octavio Dotel facing 8-9-1
Octavio Dotel replaces Matt Thornton pitching
Nick Swisher moves from CF to 1B
Brian Anderson replaces Paul Konerko (1B) playing CF batting 6th
t9 5-9 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck O. Dotel 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-9 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR E. German O. Dotel 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-9 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus O. Dotel 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 9.

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  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

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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