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@CHW
5
4
LAA
@CLE
5
4
SEA
@DET
3
5
NYY
@OAK
7
2
BAL
@TBR
4
5
MIN
@TEX
9
6
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@TOR
10
9
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@CIN
8
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@HOU
6
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@LAD
3
7
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@NYM
4
9
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@PHI
1
5
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@PIT
2
5
CHC
@SDP
3
6
COL
@WSN
4
3
Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 7:11PM
, U.S. Cellular Field
Attendance: 28,812, Time of Game: 3:15
Royals
5
47-72
 Won 1 
5th, 16½ GB
at White Sox
4
61-59
 Lost 1 
2nd, 3 GB
W: Gil Meche (6-9)
L: Freddy Garcia (0-1)
S: Joakim Soria (20)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  1   2  2  0   0  0  0    5 10  2
White Sox       1  0  3   0  0  0   0  0  0    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
David DeJesus LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .263 .335 .409 .743 22 11 -0.017 0.90 0.058 -0.076 -0.0 2 0
Willie Bloomquist RF 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .258 .300 .358 .658 22 13 -0.029 0.91 0.050 -0.079 -0.5 3 1
Billy Butler 1B 5 1 3 2 0 1 5 .301 .355 .488 .843 22 17 0.231 1.02 0.286 -0.056 1.9 6 1 3·2B
Mike Jacobs DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .233 .305 .428 .733 17 11 -0.139 1.23 0.000 -0.139 -1.3
Alberto Callaspo 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .297 .349 .432 .781 12 9 0.041 1.16 0.116 -0.075 0.1 3 3
Mark Teahen 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .280 .336 .423 .758 12 6 0.039 0.75 0.084 -0.045 0.4 1 2 2·2B
Mitch Maier CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .246 .332 .346 .678 17 9 -0.088 0.99 0.013 -0.101 -0.9 1 0
John Buck C 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 .209 .275 .419 .693 17 9 0.068 1.00 0.154 -0.086 1.0 9 0 HR
Yuniesky Betancourt SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .236 .269 .344 .612 14 9 -0.075 0.71 0.000 -0.075 -0.8 2 5
Gil Meche P 0 0
   Rob Tejeda P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
Team Totals 37 5 10 5 2 10 39 .270 .308 .486 .794 155 94 0.031 0.96 0.761 -0.732 -0.1 27 12
2B: B Butler 3 (41, 3 off F Garcia); M Teahen 2 (30, 1 off D Carrasco, 1 off F Garcia).
HR: J Buck (5, off F Garcia, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: B Butler 6; M Teahen 4; J Buck 4; W Bloomquist 2; D DeJesus; A Callaspo.
RBI: J Buck 2 (27); B Butler 2 (64); A Callaspo (45).
2-out RBI: J Buck 2; B Butler; A Callaspo.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Bloomquist-J Buck.
E: J Buck (6); A Callaspo (16).
Outfield Assists: W Bloomquist (C Quentin at home plate).

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 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .294 .347 .388 .735 22 11 -0.153 1.38 0.008 -0.162 -1.1
Gordon Beckham 3B 2 0 0 0 2 2 5 .297 .377 .466 .843 22 9 0.005 1.16 0.082 -0.077 0.6 1 1 HBP
Jermaine Dye RF 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .274 .355 .500 .855 18 13 -0.162 1.94 0.044 -0.205 -1.4 1 0
Paul Konerko 1B 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .274 .340 .481 .821 14 10 -0.023 1.57 0.132 -0.154 0.4 9 1 HR
A.J. Pierzynski C 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .315 .345 .467 .812 17 11 -0.017 1.46 0.117 -0.135 0.6 9 1
Carlos Quentin LF 3 1 1 2 1 1 4 .230 .324 .438 .762 12 5 0.097 1.48 0.185 -0.088 1.3 0 0 HR
Alex Rios CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .262 .314 .420 .734 22 15 0.072 1.21 0.143 -0.071 0.4 3 0 SB
Alexei Ramirez SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .277 .332 .414 .746 19 11 -0.245 1.01 0.013 -0.258 -1.7 3 1
Jayson Nix 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .232 .328 .464 .792 15 7 -0.044 1.25 0.039 -0.083 -0.2 0 2 SB
Freddy Garcia P 0 1
   Randy Williams P 1 0
   Octavio Dotel P 0 0
   D.J. Carrasco P 0 0
   Tony Pena P 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 8 4 6 8 41 .235 .366 .412 .778 161 92 -0.470 1.39 0.763 -1.233 -1.1 27 7
HR: P Konerko (22, off G Meche, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF-RF); C Quentin (12, off G Meche, 3rd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to CF).
HBP: G Beckham (5, by G Meche).
TB: P Konerko 5; C Quentin 4; A Pierzynski 2; J Nix; A Ramirez; A Rios.
RBI: C Quentin 2 (31); P Konerko (71); A Pierzynski (36).
2-out RBI: A Pierzynski.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Baserunning
SB: J Nix (9, 2nd base off G Meche/J Buck); A Rios (20, 2nd base off G Meche/J Buck).

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, W (6-9) 5 8 4 4 5 2 2 4.73 28 105 54 30 3 21 10 10 5 0 32 -0.112 1.17 -1.2
Rob Tejeda, H (2) 3 0 0 0 1 5 0 4.58 10 45 28 10 9 9 1 3 0 0 0 0 0.358 1.63 1.7
Joakim Soria, S (20) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.15 3 11 10 6 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.223 2.82 0.6
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 6 8 2 4.00 41 161 92 46 14 32 12 14 5 0 32 0 0 0.469 1.39 1.1

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
Freddy Garcia, L (0-1) 4.1 7 5 5 1 3 1 10.38 21 91 53 29 9 15 7 10 1 0 31 -0.213 0.88 -1.9
Randy Williams 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.35 4 11 7 3 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 -0.022 1.33 0.0
Octavio Dotel 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.63 6 19 11 5 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.097 1.04 0.9
D.J. Carrasco 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.65 4 15 10 6 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.060 1.12 0.6
Tony Pena 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.59 4 19 13 8 3 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.046 0.76 0.6
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 2 10 1 5.00 39 155 94 51 21 22 11 16 3 0 31 1 1 -0.032 0.96 0.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: G Meche (3; G Beckham).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Wally Bell, 1B - Mark Carlson, 2B - Marty Foster, 3B - Chad Fairchild.
Time of Game: 3:15.
Attendance: 28,812.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 10mph out to Leftfield, Sunny.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 4-5 0 1-3 3,(2-0)  OO CHW A. Ramirez G. Meche 22% 61% Fly Ball Double Play: RF (Short RF); Quentin out at Hm/RF-C
t4 1-4 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  RR KCR J. Buck F. Garcia 15% 33% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Teahen Scores
t5 3-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  R KCR B. Butler F. Garcia 15% 52% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Bloomquist Scores
b3 2-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR CHW C. Quentin G. Meche -13% 17% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Pierzynski Scores
b5 4-5 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  CHW A. Rios G. Meche -12% 40% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Quentin to 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' Freddy Garcia facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus F. Garcia -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist F. Garcia -2% 46% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR B. Butler F. Garcia 2% 48% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs F. Garcia -3% 45% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
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 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHW S. Podsednik G. Meche 2% 47% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHW G. Beckham G. Meche -2% 45% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHW J. Dye G. Meche 3% 48% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHW P. Konerko G. Meche -3% 45% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Dye to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  R CHW A. Pierzynski G. Meche -9% 37% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Dye Scores; Konerko to 2B
b1 1-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHW C. Quentin G. Meche 4% 40% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Freddy Garcia facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo F. Garcia -3% 38% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t2 0-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR M. Teahen F. Garcia -2% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Maier F. Garcia 1% 37% Walk
t2 0-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck F. Garcia -3% 35% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW A. Rios G. Meche 2% 37% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW A. Ramirez G. Meche 2% 38% Reached on E4 (Pop Fly); Ramirez out at 2B/2B-1B-SS
b2 1-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  CHW J. Nix G. Meche -1% 37% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b2 1-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHW S. Podsednik G. Meche -1% 36% Nix Steals 2B
b2 1-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  CHW S. Podsednik G. Meche -1% 36% Walk
b2 1-0 2 12- 4,(3-0)  CHW G. Beckham G. Meche -3% 33% Walk; Nix to 3B; Podsednik to 2B
b2 1-0 2 123 2,(0-1)  O CHW J. Dye G. Meche 6% 40% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Freddy Garcia facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR Y. Betancourt F. Garcia -3% 37% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus F. Garcia -2% 35% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR W. Bloomquist F. Garcia 1% 36% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t3 0-1 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  R KCR B. Butler F. Garcia 12% 48% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Bloomquist Scores
t3 1-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs F. Garcia -4% 44% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Gil Meche facing 4-5-6
b3 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R CHW P. Konerko G. Meche -11% 34% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b3 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHW A. Pierzynski G. Meche -3% 30% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 2-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR CHW C. Quentin G. Meche -13% 17% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Pierzynski Scores
b3 4-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHW A. Rios G. Meche 1% 18% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 4-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHW A. Ramirez G. Meche -1% 17% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 4-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHW J. Nix G. Meche 2% 19% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b3 4-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHW S. Podsednik G. Meche 1% 20% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 4.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, White Sox' Freddy Garcia facing 5-6-7
t4 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo F. Garcia -2% 18% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 1-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR M. Teahen F. Garcia 4% 21% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t4 1-4 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Maier F. Garcia -3% 18% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-4 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  RR KCR J. Buck F. Garcia 15% 33% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Teahen Scores
t4 3-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR Y. Betancourt F. Garcia -1% 32% Popfly: SS (Deep 3B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Gil Meche facing 2-3-4
b4 4-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHW G. Beckham G. Meche -3% 29% Hit By Pitch
b4 4-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHW J. Dye G. Meche 2% 30% Groundout: 3B-1B; Beckham to 2B
b4 4-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHW P. Konerko G. Meche 3% 33% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Beckham to 3B
b4 4-3 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O CHW A. Pierzynski G. Meche 4% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 4.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, White Sox' Freddy Garcia facing 1-2-3
t5 3-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus F. Garcia -3% 34% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 3-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist F. Garcia 4% 37% Single to P (Ground Ball to Front of Home)
t5 3-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  R KCR B. Butler F. Garcia 15% 52% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Bloomquist Scores
Randy Williams replaces Freddy Garcia pitching
t5 4-4 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Jacobs R. Williams -4% 48% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Butler to 3B
t5 4-4 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R KCR A. Callaspo R. Williams 12% 60% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Butler Scores
t5 5-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen R. Williams -3% 57% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Gil Meche facing 6-7-8
b5 4-5 0 --- 4,(3-0)  CHW C. Quentin G. Meche -5% 52% Walk
b5 4-5 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  CHW A. Rios G. Meche -12% 40% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Quentin to 3B
b5 4-5 0 1-3 3,(2-0)  OO CHW A. Ramirez G. Meche 22% 61% Fly Ball Double Play: RF (Short RF); Quentin out at Hm/RF-C
b5 4-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHW J. Nix G. Meche -2% 59% Rios Steals 2B; Rios to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b5 4-5 2 --3 4,(3-0)  CHW J. Nix G. Meche -2% 57% Walk
b5 4-5 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O CHW S. Podsednik G. Meche 8% 65% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 4.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-4, White Sox' Randy Williams facing 7-8-9
t6 5-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier R. Williams -3% 62% Strikeout Looking
Octavio Dotel replaces Randy Williams pitching
t6 5-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Buck O. Dotel -2% 60% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
t6 5-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR Y. Betancourt O. Dotel -1% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 2-3-4
Rob Tejeda replaces Gil Meche pitching
b6 4-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHW G. Beckham R. Tejeda 4% 63% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHW J. Dye R. Tejeda -4% 59% Walk
b6 4-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHW P. Konerko R. Tejeda 5% 64% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b6 4-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHW A. Pierzynski R. Tejeda 4% 68% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-4, White Sox' Octavio Dotel facing 1-2-3
t7 5-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. DeJesus O. Dotel 4% 72% Walk
t7 5-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist O. Dotel -4% 68% Strikeout Looking
t7 5-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Butler O. Dotel -3% 65% Flyball: RF
t7 5-4 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs O. Dotel -3% 62% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 6-7-8
b7 4-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW C. Quentin R. Tejeda 5% 67% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-5 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHW A. Rios R. Tejeda 4% 71% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-5 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHW A. Ramirez R. Tejeda 3% 73% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-4, White Sox' D.J. Carrasco facing 5-6-7
D.J. Carrasco replaces Octavio Dotel pitching
t8 5-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo D. Carrasco -3% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Teahen D. Carrasco 5% 75% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t8 5-4 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Maier D. Carrasco -4% 71% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 5-4 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Buck D. Carrasco -4% 67% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 9-1-2
b8 4-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW J. Nix R. Tejeda 7% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 4-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHW S. Podsednik R. Tejeda 5% 79% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b8 4-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHW G. Beckham R. Tejeda 4% 82% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-4, White Sox' Tony Pena facing 9-1-2
Tony Pena replaces D.J. Carrasco pitching
t9 5-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR Y. Betancourt T. Pena -2% 80% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. DeJesus T. Pena 2% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t9 5-4 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist T. Pena -2% 80% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t9 5-4 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler T. Pena -2% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 3-4-5
Joakim Soria replaces Rob Tejeda pitching
b9 4-5 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O CHW J. Dye J. Soria 10% 87% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW P. Konerko J. Soria 7% 95% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b9 4-5 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHW A. Pierzynski J. Soria 5% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 4.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:CHA200908180
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  • 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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