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0
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@OAK
3
2
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@TBR
1
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@TEX
5
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@TOR
6
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1
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@PHI
1
8
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@SDP
7
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@WSN
5
4
Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 1:08PM
, U.S. Cellular Field
Attendance: 25,786, Time of Game: 2:16
Royals
2
47-73
 Lost 1 
5th, 16½ GB
at White Sox
4
62-59
 Won 1 
2nd, 2 GB
W: Jose Contreras (5-11)
L: Zack Greinke (11-8)
S: Bobby Jenks (26)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  0    2  5  0
White Sox       1  0  1   1  0  0   1  0  X    4  7  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 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .264 .336 .415 .751 24 13 0.054 1.01 0.120 -0.066 0.6 3 0 HR
Willie Bloomquist RF 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .257 .300 .356 .656 30 21 -0.065 0.97 0.024 -0.090 -0.4 2 0
Billy Butler 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .298 .352 .483 .836 14 9 -0.123 0.96 0.000 -0.123 -1.2 4 0 GDP
Mike Jacobs DH 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .231 .302 .424 .726 14 9 -0.064 0.82 0.000 -0.064 -0.6
Alberto Callaspo 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .295 .346 .429 .776 6 5 -0.064 0.80 0.000 -0.064 -0.6 4 1
Mark Teahen 3B 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .281 .336 .429 .765 11 7 0.037 0.74 0.069 -0.033 0.7 0 1 HR
Miguel Olivo C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .237 .269 .465 .734 10 8 -0.013 1.01 0.041 -0.054 0.0 10 0
Mitch Maier CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .247 .332 .346 .678 5 4 -0.075 1.31 0.046 -0.121 -0.8 1 0 GDP
Yuniesky Betancourt SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .234 .266 .340 .607 11 8 -0.125 1.13 0.000 -0.125 -0.9 0 0 GDP
Zack Greinke P 0 1
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0
Team Totals 29 2 5 2 1 10 30 .172 .200 .379 .579 125 84 -0.438 0.97 0.300 -0.740 -3.1 24 3
HR: D DeJesus (9, off J Contreras, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); M Teahen (10, off M Thornton, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: M Teahen 4; D DeJesus 4; M Olivo; W Bloomquist; M Maier.
GIDP: M Maier (3); B Butler (16); Y Betancourt (13).
RBI: D DeJesus (55); M Teahen (40).
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 0 for 0.

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 CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .294 .346 .389 .735 14 9 0.018 0.57 0.056 -0.038 0.1 1 0 2B
Gordon Beckham 3B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .297 .379 .477 .856 14 8 0.082 0.59 0.105 -0.023 0.7 1 0 HR
Jermaine Dye DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .271 .352 .495 .847 22 15 -0.091 0.64 0.000 -0.091 -1.2
Paul Konerko 1B 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .276 .342 .483 .825 18 11 0.070 0.56 0.094 -0.024 0.7 9 1 2B
A.J. Pierzynski C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .311 .342 .462 .803 14 9 -0.071 0.64 0.000 -0.071 -1.1 10 0
Carlos Quentin LF 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .231 .324 .450 .774 8 6 0.073 0.58 0.102 -0.029 0.6 2 0 HR
Alex Rios RF 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .265 .316 .430 .746 10 6 0.080 0.51 0.093 -0.013 1.2 0 0 HR,2B
Alexei Ramirez SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .275 .330 .411 .740 9 7 -0.043 0.55 0.000 -0.043 -0.7 2 7
Jayson Nix 2B 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .228 .323 .456 .779 17 10 -0.056 0.67 0.000 -0.056 -0.8 1 3
Jose Contreras P 1 0
   Matt Thornton P 0 1
   Bobby Jenks P 0 0
Team Totals 31 4 7 4 1 10 32 .226 .250 .613 .863 126 81 0.062 0.59 0.450 -0.388 -0.6 27 12
2B: S Podsednik (17, off Z Greinke); P Konerko (22, off Z Greinke); A Rios (28, off Z Greinke).
HR: G Beckham (7, off Z Greinke, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); C Quentin (13, off Z Greinke, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); A Rios (15, off Z Greinke, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: A Rios 6; G Beckham 4; C Quentin 4; P Konerko 3; S Podsednik 2.
RBI: C Quentin (32); G Beckham (44); A Rios (64); P Konerko (72).
2-out RBI: P Konerko.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Nix-A Ramirez-P Konerko; A Ramirez-J Nix-P Konerko; M Thornton-A Ramirez-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
Zack Greinke, L (11-8) 7 6 4 4 1 8 3 2.44 28 104 65 35 13 17 4 14 4 1 56 -0.079 0.65 -0.0
Kyle Farnsworth 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.07 4 22 16 7 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.018 0.22 0.6
Team Totals 8 7 4 4 1 10 3 4.50 32 126 81 42 19 20 5 15 4 1 56 0 0 -0.061 0.59 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
Jose Contreras, W (5-11) 7 3 1 1 1 8 1 5.13 23 97 64 35 10 19 8 6 1 0 74 0.341 0.89 3.0
Matt Thornton, H (19) 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 1 2.55 5 15 12 7 2 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.057 1.44 -0.2
Bobby Jenks, S (26) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.74 2 13 8 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.041 0.77 0.3
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 1 10 2 2.00 30 125 84 46 13 25 12 7 1 0 74 0 0 0.439 0.97 3.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mark Carlson, 1B - Marty Foster, 2B - Chad Fairchild, 3B - Wally Bell.
Time of Game: 2:16.
Attendance: 25,786.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 78° F, Wind 14mph from Left to Right, Cloudy.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHW C. Quentin Z. Greinke 10% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t4 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R KCR D. DeJesus J. Contreras -10% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b3 1-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R CHW G. Beckham Z. Greinke 10% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b1 0-0 2 --3 3,(2-0)  R CHW P. Konerko Z. Greinke 9% 63% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Podsednik Scores
t8 2-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR Y. Betancourt M. Thornton 9% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B

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' Jose Contreras facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Contreras 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist J. Contreras -2% 50% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR B. Butler J. Contreras 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW S. Podsednik Z. Greinke 6% 61% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHW G. Beckham Z. Greinke -2% 59% Flyball: CF; Podsednik to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O CHW J. Dye Z. Greinke -5% 54% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 2 --3 3,(2-0)  R CHW P. Konerko Z. Greinke 9% 63% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Podsednik Scores
b1 1-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHW A. Pierzynski Z. Greinke -3% 60% Lineout: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Jose Contreras facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs J. Contreras 3% 62% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Contreras 2% 64% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t2 0-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Contreras 1% 65% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW C. Quentin Z. Greinke -2% 63% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b2 1-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CHW A. Rios Z. Greinke 4% 67% Ground-rule Double
b2 1-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CHW A. Ramirez Z. Greinke -3% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Rios to 3B
b2 1-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O CHW J. Nix Z. Greinke -3% 60% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Jose Contreras facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Olivo J. Contreras -4% 56% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t3 0-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO KCR M. Maier J. Contreras 9% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR Y. Betancourt J. Contreras 1% 66% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW S. Podsednik Z. Greinke -2% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R CHW G. Beckham Z. Greinke 10% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b3 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW J. Dye Z. Greinke -1% 73% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW P. Konerko Z. Greinke -1% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Jose Contreras facing 1-2-3
t4 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R KCR D. DeJesus J. Contreras -10% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t4 1-2 0 --- 12,(3-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist J. Contreras 3% 64% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Butler J. Contreras 2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 1-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs J. Contreras 1% 68% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 5-6-7
b4 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW A. Pierzynski Z. Greinke -2% 66% Lineout: LF
b4 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHW C. Quentin Z. Greinke 10% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b4 3-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW A. Rios Z. Greinke -1% 75% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b4 3-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW A. Ramirez Z. Greinke -1% 74% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Jose Contreras facing 5-6-7
t5 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Contreras 3% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Contreras 2% 79% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Contreras 1% 80% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 9-1-2
b5 3-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHW J. Nix Z. Greinke -2% 79% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW S. Podsednik Z. Greinke -1% 77% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b5 3-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CHW G. Beckham Z. Greinke 1% 78% Walk
b5 3-1 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CHW J. Dye Z. Greinke -2% 77% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Jose Contreras facing 8-9-1
t6 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Maier J. Contreras 3% 80% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t6 1-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR Y. Betancourt J. Contreras 2% 82% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t6 1-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Contreras -2% 80% Walk
t6 1-3 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist J. Contreras 3% 84% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 4-5-6
b6 3-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHW P. Konerko Z. Greinke -2% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHW A. Pierzynski Z. Greinke -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 3-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW C. Quentin Z. Greinke -1% 80% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Jose Contreras facing 3-4-5
t7 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Butler J. Contreras 4% 84% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 1-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs J. Contreras 3% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t7 1-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Contreras 2% 88% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 7-8-9
b7 3-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHW A. Rios Z. Greinke 6% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b7 4-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW A. Ramirez Z. Greinke -1% 93% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
b7 4-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW J. Nix Z. Greinke -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW S. Podsednik Z. Greinke -0% 92% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, White Sox' Matt Thornton facing 6-7-8
Matt Thornton replaces Jose Contreras pitching
t8 1-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  R KCR M. Teahen M. Thornton -7% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t8 2-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Olivo M. Thornton 4% 89% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 2-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Maier M. Thornton -5% 84% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t8 2-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR Y. Betancourt M. Thornton 9% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Kyle Farnsworth facing 2-3-4
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Zack Greinke pitching
b8 4-2 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHW G. Beckham K. Farnsworth -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-2 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHW J. Dye K. Farnsworth -1% 92% Flyball: LF
b8 4-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CHW P. Konerko K. Farnsworth 0% 92% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b8 4-2 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CHW A. Pierzynski K. Farnsworth -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, White Sox' Matt Thornton facing 1-2-3
t9 2-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Thornton 4% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
Bobby Jenks replaces Matt Thornton pitching
t9 2-4 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist B. Jenks 3% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler B. Jenks 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 4.

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