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Standings
LAA
@BAL
8
5
KCR
@CHW
7
8
NYY
@OAK
0
3
MIN
@TEX
5
8
ARI
@ATL
4
9
STL
@LAD
3
2
SFG
@NYM
10
1
MIL
@PIT
5
9
CHC
@SDP
1
4
Monday, August 17, 2009, 8:09PM
, U.S. Cellular Field
Attendance: 36,703, Time of Game: 2:36
Royals
7
46-72
 Lost 1 
5th, 16½ GB
at White Sox
8
61-58
 Won 1 
2nd, 2 GB
L: Roman Colon (1-3)
S: Bobby Jenks (25)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  3  0   0  1  0   0  3  0    7 10  1
White Sox       0  2  0   1  0  2   2  1  X    8 11  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Bloomquist 2B-SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .255 .299 .357 .656 20 14 -0.080 1.43 0.078 -0.158 -0.3 2 2 2B
Brayan Pena C 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .320 .352 .485 .837 24 18 -0.044 1.17 0.049 -0.094 -0.2 8 0
Billy Butler 1B 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .298 .353 .480 .832 11 7 0.007 1.28 0.105 -0.099 0.5 6 0
Miguel Olivo DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .236 .269 .466 .735 10 7 -0.196 1.25 0.000 -0.196 -2.1 2·GDP
Alberto Callaspo 3B-2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .297 .349 .434 .784 14 9 -0.085 0.80 0.000 -0.085 -0.9 1 2
Mark Teahen RF 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .278 .334 .417 .751 12 7 0.041 0.55 0.060 -0.020 0.5 1 0 2B
Mitch Maier LF 2 2 2 1 2 0 4 .250 .333 .352 .686 17 6 0.221 0.89 0.221 0.000 2.3 2 0 2·2B
Yuniesky Betancourt SS 2 1 1 2 1 0 3 .239 .272 .348 .620 15 8 0.138 1.17 0.167 -0.029 1.7 2 2 HR
   Mike Jacobs PH 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 .236 .308 .433 .741 1 1 0.338 1.61 0.338 0.000 2.6 HR
   Alex Gordon 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .300 .313 .613 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Josh Anderson CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .235 .272 .296 .568 15 13 -0.229 1.35 0.000 -0.229 -2.2 1 0 GDP
Brian Bannister P 0 1
   Roman Colon P 1 0
   John Bale P 0 0
Team Totals 35 7 10 7 4 2 39 .286 .359 .571 .930 139 90 0.111 1.13 1.018 -0.910 1.9 24 7
2B: M Teahen (28, off M Buehrle); M Maier 2 (12, 2 off M Buehrle); W Bloomquist (7, off M Buehrle).
HR: Y Betancourt (4, off M Buehrle, 2nd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); M Jacobs (16, off S Linebrink, 8th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: Y Betancourt 4; M Maier 4; M Jacobs 4; M Teahen 3; B Butler 2; W Bloomquist 2; B Pena.
GIDP: M Olivo 2 (8); J Anderson (5).
RBI: M Jacobs 3 (44); Y Betancourt 2 (32); M Maier (17); B Butler (62).
2-out RBI: M Jacobs 3; Y Betancourt 2; M Maier.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Callaspo-W Bloomquist-B Butler; Y Betancourt-W Bloomquist-B Butler.
E: M Teahen (9).

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 DH 5 0 2 2 0 3 5 .297 .349 .392 .741 20 11 0.357 1.14 0.404 -0.048 1.6 2B
Gordon Beckham 3B 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .299 .373 .470 .843 18 15 -0.133 0.96 0.000 -0.133 -1.4 1 1
Jermaine Dye RF 2 1 2 0 2 0 4 .277 .357 .505 .862 17 7 0.116 0.79 0.116 0.000 1.1 4 0
Paul Konerko 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .272 .340 .475 .814 16 9 -0.093 1.33 0.019 -0.112 -0.8 14 0
A.J. Pierzynski C 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .314 .344 .468 .812 12 8 0.071 1.27 0.193 -0.122 1.0 3 1 HR,GDP
Carlos Quentin LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .229 .322 .426 .748 11 5 0.041 1.14 0.097 -0.056 0.2 2 0 HBP
Alex Rios CF 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .262 .314 .421 .736 11 7 0.305 1.75 0.382 -0.077 1.7 1 0 2B,GDP
Alexei Ramirez SS 2 2 1 1 0 0 4 .277 .333 .416 .748 12 7 -0.081 1.31 0.020 -0.101 -0.8 0 6 SF,SH
Jayson Nix 2B 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 .230 .325 .467 .791 9 6 0.102 1.08 0.158 -0.056 1.3 2 4 HR
   Mark Kotsay PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .260 .304 .346 .650 7 4 -0.073 2.48 0.000 -0.073 -0.4
   Brent Lillibridge 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .157 .253 .186 .439 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Mark Buehrle P 0 3
   Matt Thornton P 0 0
   Scott Linebrink P 0 0
   Bobby Jenks P 0 0
Team Totals 31 8 11 7 4 7 38 .355 .432 .613 1.045 133 79 0.612 1.24 1.389 -0.778 3.4 27 16
2B: S Podsednik (16, off B Bannister); A Rios (27, off B Bannister).
HR: J Nix (10, off B Bannister, 2nd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); A Pierzynski (13, off B Bannister, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
SF: A Ramirez (6, off B Bannister).
SH: A Ramirez (5, off R Colon).
HBP: C Quentin (10, by B Bannister).
TB: A Pierzynski 5; J Nix 4; S Podsednik 3; A Rios 3; J Dye 2; C Quentin; A Ramirez.
GIDP: A Rios (15); A Pierzynski (16).
RBI: J Nix 2 (24); S Podsednik 2 (36); A Pierzynski 2 (35); A Ramirez (55).
2-out RBI: J Nix 2; A Pierzynski 2; S Podsednik 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 3. G Beckham-J Nix-P Konerko; A Ramirez-J Nix-P Konerko; M Buehrle-A Pierzynski-P Konerko.
E: A Ramirez (16).

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
Brian Bannister 7 10 7 6 3 6 2 4.44 33 110 67 42 8 17 7 16 5 0 34 -0.402 1.12 -3.0
Roman Colon, L (1-3) 0.1 0 1 1 1 0 0 6.23 2 7 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.041 2.21 -0.2
John Bale 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.04 3 16 10 8 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 -0.167 2.05 -0.3
Team Totals 8 11 8 7 4 7 2 7.88 38 133 79 52 8 19 9 17 5 0 34 1 1 -0.610 1.24 -3.4

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 6 9 4 4 2 0 1 3.78 26 96 62 43 2 17 12 12 5 0 36 -0.083 1.02 -0.6
Matt Thornton, H (18) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.44 4 14 10 8 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.101 1.35 0.6
Scott Linebrink, BS (2), W (3-5) 1 1 3 3 2 2 1 3.53 6 21 11 6 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 -0.305 0.86 -2.4
Bobby Jenks, S (25) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.80 3 8 7 5 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.177 2.23 0.6
Team Totals 9 10 7 7 4 2 2 7.00 39 139 90 62 4 24 17 16 5 0 36 0 0 -0.110 1.13 -1.9
Balks: None.
WP: B Bannister 2 (9).
HBP: B Bannister (4; C Quentin).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Chad Fairchild, 1B - Wally Bell, 2B - Mark Carlson, 3B - Marty Foster.
Time of Game: 2:36.
Attendance: 36,703.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 9mph from Right to Left.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 4-7 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR KCR M. Jacobs S. Linebrink -34% 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Teahen Scores; Maier Scores
b8 7-7 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  R CHW S. Podsednik J. Bale 27% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Rios Scores; Podsednik to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b6 3-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  R CHW A. Rios B. Bannister 24% 72% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Quentin Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI; Rios to 3B
b7 5-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR CHW A. Pierzynski B. Bannister 17% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Dye Scores
t2 1-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  RR KCR Y. Betancourt M. Buehrle -16% 26% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Maier 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' Mark Buehrle facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist M. Buehrle 2% 52% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Pena M. Buehrle 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR B. Butler M. Buehrle 1% 55% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW S. Podsednik B. Bannister -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHW G. Beckham B. Bannister -2% 51% Popfly: 1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CHW J. Dye B. Bannister 1% 52% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  CHW P. Konerko B. Bannister 2% 54% Walk; Dye to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHW A. Pierzynski B. Bannister -4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Olivo M. Buehrle 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo M. Buehrle 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Teahen M. Buehrle -2% 52% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R KCR M. Maier M. Buehrle -10% 42% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Teahen Scores
t2 1-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  RR KCR Y. Betancourt M. Buehrle -16% 26% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Maier Scores
t2 3-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Anderson M. Buehrle 1% 27% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 6-7-8
b2 0-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHW C. Quentin B. Bannister 4% 31% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b2 0-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CHW A. Rios B. Bannister -8% 23% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b2 0-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  CHW A. Ramirez B. Bannister 1% 24% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
b2 0-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHW J. Nix B. Bannister 1% 25% Wild Pitch; Ramirez to 2B
b2 0-3 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  RR CHW J. Nix B. Bannister 16% 41% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Ramirez Scores
b2 2-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW S. Podsednik B. Bannister -1% 40% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 1-2-3
t3 3-2 0 --- 9,(3-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist M. Buehrle 2% 42% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t3 3-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR B. Pena M. Buehrle -2% 39% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t3 3-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR B. Butler M. Buehrle -3% 36% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Pena to 2B
t3 3-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR M. Olivo M. Buehrle 9% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 2-3-4
b3 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW G. Beckham B. Bannister -3% 42% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
b3 2-3 1 --- 4,(3-0)  CHW J. Dye B. Bannister 3% 45% Walk
b3 2-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHW P. Konerko B. Bannister -4% 41% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b3 2-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHW A. Pierzynski B. Bannister 2% 44% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Dye to 2B
b3 2-3 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O CHW C. Quentin B. Bannister -5% 38% Foul Popfly: SS (3B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 5-6-7
t4 3-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo M. Buehrle 2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Teahen M. Buehrle -3% 38% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t4 3-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Maier M. Buehrle -8% 30% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Teahen to 3B
t4 3-2 1 -23 8,(3-2)  KCR Y. Betancourt M. Buehrle -1% 29% Walk
t4 3-2 1 123 4,(0-2)  OO KCR J. Anderson M. Buehrle 15% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 7-8-9
b4 2-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHW A. Rios B. Bannister 5% 49% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b4 2-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHW A. Ramirez B. Bannister 3% 52% Wild Pitch; Rios to 2B
b4 2-3 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHW A. Ramirez B. Bannister -7% 44% Fielder's Choice P; Rios out at 3B/P-3B
b4 2-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHW J. Nix B. Bannister -4% 40% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b4 2-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  R CHW S. Podsednik B. Bannister 14% 54% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Ramirez Scores
b4 3-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHW G. Beckham B. Bannister -4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 1-2-3
t5 3-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR W. Bloomquist M. Buehrle -8% 42% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t5 3-3 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Pena M. Buehrle 2% 44% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left); Bloomquist to 3B
t5 3-3 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R KCR B. Butler M. Buehrle -7% 37% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Bloomquist Scores
t5 4-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR M. Olivo M. Buehrle 6% 43% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 3-4-5
b5 3-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHW J. Dye B. Bannister 5% 48% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b5 3-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHW P. Konerko B. Bannister -5% 43% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b5 3-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO CHW A. Pierzynski B. Bannister -8% 35% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, White Sox 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 5-6-7
t6 4-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo M. Buehrle 3% 38% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t6 4-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Teahen M. Buehrle 2% 40% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t6 4-3 2 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Maier M. Buehrle -1% 38% Walk
t6 4-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR Y. Betancourt M. Buehrle 3% 41% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 6-7-8
b6 3-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW C. Quentin B. Bannister 6% 47% Hit By Pitch
b6 3-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  R CHW A. Rios B. Bannister 24% 72% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Quentin Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI; Rios to 3B
b6 4-4 0 --3 3,(1-1)  RO CHW A. Ramirez B. Bannister -1% 71% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Rios Scores/unER
b6 5-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHW J. Nix B. Bannister -2% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 5-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW S. Podsednik B. Bannister -1% 68% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 4, White Sox 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, White Sox' Matt Thornton facing 9-1-2
Matt Thornton replaces Mark Buehrle pitching
t7 4-5 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O KCR J. Anderson M. Thornton 5% 73% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t7 4-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR W. Bloomquist M. Thornton 3% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t7 4-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR B. Pena M. Thornton -2% 73% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Deep SS)
t7 4-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Butler M. Thornton 5% 78% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 4, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 2-3-4
b7 5-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW G. Beckham B. Bannister -2% 76% Strikeout Swinging
b7 5-4 1 --- 9,(3-2)  CHW J. Dye B. Bannister 2% 78% Walk
b7 5-4 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CHW P. Konerko B. Bannister -3% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b7 5-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR CHW A. Pierzynski B. Bannister 17% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Dye Scores
b7 7-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHW C. Quentin B. Bannister -0% 92% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, White Sox 7.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-7, White Sox' Scott Linebrink facing 4-5-6
Scott Linebrink replaces Matt Thornton pitching
t8 4-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Olivo S. Linebrink 3% 95% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo S. Linebrink 2% 96% Flyball: RF
t8 4-7 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Teahen S. Linebrink -1% 95% Walk
t8 4-7 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Maier S. Linebrink -2% 93% Walk; Teahen to 2B
Mike Jacobs pinch hits for Yuniesky Betancourt (SS) batting 8th
t8 4-7 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR KCR M. Jacobs S. Linebrink -34% 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Teahen Scores; Maier Scores
t8 7-7 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Anderson S. Linebrink 3% 61% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, White Sox 7.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Tied 7-7, Royals' Roman Colon facing 7-8-9
Roman Colon replaces Brian Bannister pitching
Alberto Callaspo moves from 3B to 2B
Alex Gordon replaces Mike Jacobs (PH) playing 3B batting 8th
Willie Bloomquist moves from 2B to SS
b8 7-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHW A. Rios R. Colon 6% 68% Walk
b8 7-7 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHW A. Ramirez R. Colon -2% 66% Bunt Groundout: P unassisted/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); Rios to 2B
John Bale replaces Roman Colon pitching
Mark Kotsay pinch hits for Jayson Nix (2B) batting 9th
b8 7-7 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CHW M. Kotsay J. Bale -7% 58% Strikeout Swinging
b8 7-7 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  R CHW S. Podsednik J. Bale 27% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Rios Scores; Podsednik to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b8 8-7 2 -2- 6,(1-2)  O CHW G. Beckham J. Bale -3% 82% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, White Sox 8.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 7-8, White Sox' Bobby Jenks facing 1-2-3
Bobby Jenks replaces Scott Linebrink pitching
Brent Lillibridge replaces Mark Kotsay (PH) playing 2B batting 9th
t9 7-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR W. Bloomquist B. Jenks 8% 90% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 7-8 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR B. Pena B. Jenks 6% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t9 7-8 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Butler B. Jenks 4% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, White Sox 8.

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