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@BOS
4
3
LAA
@CHW
7
9
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@CLE
4
3
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@MIN
6
4
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@OAK
11
9
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9
2
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@TOR
8
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@COL
0
13
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3
15
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@LAD
6
1
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@MIL
2
5
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@NYM
10
6
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@SDP
1
5
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@STL
4
2
ATL
@WSN
3
0
Sunday, September 16, 2007, 1:05PM
, Jacobs Field
Attendance: 30,112, Time of Game: 2:59
Royals
4
64-84
 Won 1 
4th, 22½ GB
at Indians
3
87-62
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Billy Buckner (1-1)
L: Aaron Laffey (3-2)
S: Joakim Soria (15)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  2  0   0  0  1   1  0  0    4  9  0
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  1   2  0  0    3  8  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David DeJesus CF 4 0 0 0 1 1 .266 .735 17 9 -0.042 0.68 0.024 -0.066 -0.4 1 0
Esteban German 2B 5 1 2 0 0 3 .269 .733 22 15 -0.023 0.78 0.068 -0.092 -0.3 3 1 SB,CS
   Mark Grudzielanek 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .763 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Mark Teahen RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 .285 .768 11 6 0.043 0.78 0.090 -0.047 0.6 2 0
Billy Butler 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 .296 .800 13 7 -0.001 0.87 0.041 -0.043 -0.0 6 0
   Ross Gload 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .758 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Alex Gordon 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 .256 .749 17 11 0.063 1.06 0.109 -0.046 0.2 1 5 2B
Emil Brown LF 4 0 3 2 0 0 .257 .652 10 8 0.147 1.07 0.172 -0.025 1.8 5 0
John Buck C 3 0 0 1 0 1 .230 .773 8 6 -0.087 0.91 0.000 -0.087 -1.3 6 0 SF
Justin Huber DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 12 7 -0.061 0.78 0.000 -0.061 -0.9
   Shane Costa PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .553 6 4 -0.014 0.52 0.000 -0.014 -0.1
Tony Pena SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 .259 .615 14 10 -0.046 0.72 0.018 -0.064 -0.6 1 4
Billy Buckner P 0 0
   John Bale P 0 0
   Brandon Duckworth P 0 0
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 1
Team Totals 34 4 9 4 3 8 .265 .610 130 83 -0.021 0.83 0.522 -0.545 -1.0 27 11
2B: A Gordon (35, off A Laffey).
SF: J Buck (6, off A Laffey).
TB: E Brown 3; A Gordon 2; E German 2; B Butler; M Teahen; T Pena.
RBI: E Brown 2 (59); M Teahen (57); J Buck (48).
2-out RBI: E Brown; M Teahen.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Pena-B Butler.
Baserunning
SB: E German (11, 2nd base off A Laffey/V Martinez).
CS: E German (7, 2nd base by A Laffey/V Martinez).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Grady Sizemore CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .275 .847 14 7 -0.088 1.49 0.043 -0.131 -0.5 4 0
Asdrubal Cabrera 2B 4 0 0 0 0 3 .288 .798 23 14 -0.175 1.65 0.000 -0.175 -1.3 0 2
Travis Hafner DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 .253 .814 18 10 -0.124 1.39 0.012 -0.136 -0.8
Victor Martinez C 4 1 1 1 0 0 .307 .890 17 11 -0.018 1.07 0.085 -0.102 0.3 8 1 HR
Ryan Garko 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .295 .841 21 13 -0.032 0.93 0.040 -0.072 -0.0 8 1
Jhonny Peralta SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 .269 .756 17 9 0.190 1.97 0.241 -0.051 0.8 2 5
   Josh Barfield PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .599 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Kenny Lofton LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 .296 .781 5 3 -0.005 1.27 0.052 -0.057 -0.2 2 0 GDP
   Jason Michaels PH-LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 .272 .727 4 3 0.026 3.71 0.084 -0.059 0.4 0 0 SH
Franklin Gutierrez RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 .269 .814 15 12 -0.143 2.66 0.123 -0.266 -0.3 2 0
Casey Blake 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 .267 .766 16 10 -0.154 2.33 0.030 -0.183 -0.5 0 0
Aaron Laffey P 0 0
   Jensen Lewis P 0 0
   Aaron Fultz P 1 0
   Rafael Betancourt P 0 0
   Tom Mastny P 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 8 3 2 6 .242 .619 150 92 -0.523 1.78 0.710 -1.232 -2.0 27 9
HR: V Martinez (23, off B Buckner; 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
SH: J Michaels (2, off J Soria).
TB: V Martinez 4; F Gutierrez; K Lofton; G Sizemore; R Garko; C Blake; J Michaels; J Peralta.
GIDP: K Lofton (6).
RBI: F Gutierrez (33); V Martinez (104); C Blake (71).
2-out RBI: V Martinez.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 7.

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
Billy Buckner, W (1-1) 6 5 1 1 1 3 1 4.30 23 98 61 38 6 17 8 11 4 0 60 0.280 1.10 2.3
John Bale 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 4.67 2 9 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.135 1.58 -1.0
Brandon Duckworth, H (5) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.15 2 6 4 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 -0.142 2.95 -1.2
Jimmy Gobble, H (14) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.04 4 18 11 4 2 5 0 2 0 0 1 0 0.266 2.40 1.2
Joakim Soria, S (15) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.57 5 19 12 6 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.253 3.78 0.7
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 2 6 1 3.00 36 150 92 51 12 29 13 15 5 0 60 3 2 0.522 1.78 2.0
J Bale faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.

Cleveland Indians

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
Aaron Laffey, L (3-2) 6.1 8 4 4 2 3 0 5.35 28 83 51 35 2 14 11 12 5 0 42 -0.049 0.82 -0.1
Jensen Lewis 0.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.86 3 12 8 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 -0.063 1.16 -0.8
Aaron Fultz 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.06 1 7 5 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.032 1.22 0.8
Rafael Betancourt 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.52 3 14 11 7 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.059 0.75 0.6
Tom Mastny 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.30 3 14 8 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.044 0.57 0.6
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 3 8 0 4.00 38 130 83 53 12 18 14 13 5 0 42 5 1 0.023 0.83 1.0
Balks: None.
WP: B Duckworth (5); A Laffey (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - CB Bucknor, 1B - Joe West, 2B - Ed Rapuano, 3B - Ed Hickox.
Time of Game: 2:59.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 62° F, Wind 4mph from Left to Right.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 3-4 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CLE F. Gutierrez J. Soria 19% 89% Fielder's Choice SS; Barfield out at 3B/SS-3B-SS-3B
b9 3-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE J. Peralta J. Soria -14% 65% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b7 1-4 0 -23 4,(1-2)  R CLE F. Gutierrez B. Duckworth -12% 55% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Peralta Scores; Michaels to 3B
b9 3-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE C. Blake J. Soria 11% 100% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Gordon A. Laffey 10% 64% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Butler 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, Indians' Aaron Laffey facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus A. Laffey -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR E. German A. Laffey -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen A. Laffey -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE G. Sizemore B. Buckner 2% 47% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE A. Cabrera B. Buckner 2% 49% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  CLE T. Hafner B. Buckner -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CLE V. Martinez B. Buckner 2% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Aaron Laffey facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Butler A. Laffey 4% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Gordon A. Laffey 10% 64% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Butler to 3B
t2 0-0 0 -23 2,(0-1)  R KCR E. Brown A. Laffey 8% 72% Single to RF (Line Drive); Butler Scores; Gordon to 3B; Brown to 2B/Adv on throw
t2 1-0 0 -23 3,(2-0)  RO KCR J. Buck A. Laffey -2% 70% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Gordon Scores
t2 2-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Huber A. Laffey -2% 68% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Brown to 3B
t2 2-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Pena A. Laffey -3% 65% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  CLE R. Garko B. Buckner -4% 61% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 0-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CLE J. Peralta B. Buckner 4% 65% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b2 0-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO CLE K. Lofton B. Buckner 6% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Aaron Laffey facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus A. Laffey -2% 68% Flyball: RF
t3 2-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR E. German A. Laffey 2% 70% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
t3 2-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen A. Laffey -3% 67% German Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t3 2-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR M. Teahen A. Laffey -1% 66% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O CLE F. Gutierrez B. Buckner 3% 69% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  CLE C. Blake B. Buckner -3% 66% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b3 0-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  CLE G. Sizemore B. Buckner -4% 62% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Blake to 2B
b3 0-2 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O CLE A. Cabrera B. Buckner 5% 67% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O CLE T. Hafner B. Buckner 5% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Aaron Laffey facing 4-5-6
t4 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Butler A. Laffey -2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t4 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Gordon A. Laffey -1% 69% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
t4 2-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR E. Brown A. Laffey 1% 70% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t4 2-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Buck A. Laffey -2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 4-5-6
b4 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE V. Martinez B. Buckner 3% 71% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b4 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE R. Garko B. Buckner 2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE J. Peralta B. Buckner 1% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Aaron Laffey facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR J. Huber A. Laffey -2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
t5 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR T. Pena A. Laffey -1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-2B)
t5 2-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus A. Laffey -1% 70% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 7-8-9
b5 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE K. Lofton B. Buckner -5% 65% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b5 0-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CLE F. Gutierrez B. Buckner 5% 69% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b5 0-2 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O CLE C. Blake B. Buckner 4% 74% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 0-2 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CLE G. Sizemore B. Buckner 3% 77% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Aaron Laffey facing 2-3-4
t6 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR E. German A. Laffey 3% 80% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t6 2-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen A. Laffey -3% 77% Lineout: SS (Weak 3B)
t6 2-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Butler A. Laffey -2% 75% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t6 2-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR A. Gordon A. Laffey 1% 75% German Steals 2B
t6 2-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  KCR A. Gordon A. Laffey 2% 77% Walk, Wild Pitch; German to 3B; Gordon to 2B
t6 2-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  R KCR E. Brown A. Laffey 8% 85% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B); German Scores; Gordon to 3B
t6 3-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Buck A. Laffey -3% 82% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 2-3-4
b6 0-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE A. Cabrera B. Buckner 3% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b6 0-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE T. Hafner B. Buckner 2% 87% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b6 0-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  R CLE V. Martinez B. Buckner -8% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b6 1-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE R. Garko B. Buckner 2% 80% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Indians 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' Aaron Laffey facing 8-9-1
t7 3-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Huber A. Laffey -2% 79% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
t7 3-1 1 --- 7,(2-2)  KCR T. Pena A. Laffey 2% 81% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t7 3-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus A. Laffey 2% 83% Walk; Pena to 2B
Jensen Lewis replaces Aaron Laffey pitching
t7 3-1 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR E. German J. Lewis -3% 80% Strikeout Looking
t7 3-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Teahen J. Lewis 9% 89% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Pena Scores; DeJesus to 3B; Teahen to 2B/Adv on throw
t7 4-1 2 -23 8,(3-2)  KCR B. Butler J. Lewis 0% 89% Walk
Aaron Fultz replaces Jensen Lewis pitching
t7 4-1 2 123 7,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon A. Fultz -3% 86% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' John Bale facing 6-7-8
John Bale replaces Billy Buckner pitching
Ross Gload replaces Billy Butler playing 1B batting 4th
b7 1-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Peralta J. Bale -5% 81% Walk
Jason Michaels pinch hits for Kenny Lofton (LF) batting 7th
b7 1-4 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  CLE J. Michaels J. Bale -8% 73% Single to LF (Line Drive); Peralta to 2B
Brandon Duckworth replaces John Bale pitching
b7 1-4 0 12- 3,(0-2)  CLE F. Gutierrez B. Duckworth -5% 67% Wild Pitch; Peralta to 3B; Michaels to 2B
b7 1-4 0 -23 4,(1-2)  R CLE F. Gutierrez B. Duckworth -12% 55% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Peralta Scores; Michaels to 3B
b7 2-4 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  RO CLE C. Blake B. Duckworth 4% 58% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Michaels Scores; Gutierrez to 2B
Jimmy Gobble replaces Brandon Duckworth pitching
b7 3-4 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  O CLE G. Sizemore J. Gobble 8% 66% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b7 3-4 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O CLE A. Cabrera J. Gobble 8% 73% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Indians' Rafael Betancourt facing 6-7-8
Rafael Betancourt replaces Aaron Fultz pitching
Jason Michaels moves from PH to LF
t8 4-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR E. Brown R. Betancourt -3% 71% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
t8 4-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Buck R. Betancourt -2% 69% Strikeout Swinging
Shane Costa pinch hits for Justin Huber (DH) batting 8th
t8 4-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR S. Costa R. Betancourt -1% 68% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Jimmy Gobble facing 3-4-5
b8 3-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE T. Hafner J. Gobble 7% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE V. Martinez J. Gobble 5% 79% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
Joakim Soria replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
b8 3-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE R. Garko J. Soria 3% 83% Popfly: 2B (Deep 1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Indians' Tom Mastny facing 9-1-2
Tom Mastny replaces Rafael Betancourt pitching
t9 4-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pena T. Mastny -2% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus T. Mastny -1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t9 4-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR E. German T. Mastny -1% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 6-7-8
Mark Grudzielanek replaces Esteban German playing 2B batting 2nd
b9 3-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE J. Peralta J. Soria -14% 65% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
Josh Barfield pinch runs for Jhonny Peralta (SS) batting 6th
b9 3-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE J. Michaels J. Soria 6% 70% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Barfield to 2B
b9 3-4 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CLE F. Gutierrez J. Soria 19% 89% Fielder's Choice SS; Barfield out at 3B/SS-3B-SS-3B
b9 3-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE C. Blake J. Soria 11% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 3.

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  • 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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