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@BAL
3
10
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@CLE
7
8
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@NYY
3
5
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2
4
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@TOR
5
4
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@ARI
9
6
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@CHC
2
7
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5
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@PHI
4
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4
6
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@WSN
3
4
Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 7:06PM
, Progressive Field
Attendance: 11,408, Time of Game: 3:14
Royals
7
7-6
 Lost 2 
1st
at Indians
8
5-9
 Won 1 
5th, 2½ GB
W: Aaron Laffey (1-0)
L: Sidney Ponson (0-2)
S: Kerry Wood (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  4  2    7 13  0
Indians         1  0  1   4  0  0   0  2  X    8  9  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
Coco Crisp CF 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .222 .375 .556 .931 21 17 -0.026 0.97 0.110 -0.136 -1.4 4 0 2B,SB,2·GDP
Mike Aviles SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .188 .200 .229 .429 11 8 -0.008 0.73 0.040 -0.048 -0.2 4 1
   Brayan Pena PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000 6 4 0.017 0.28 0.017 0.000 0.6 2B
   Tony Pena SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
   Mitch Maier PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .167 .000 .167 4 3 -0.025 0.97 0.000 -0.025 -0.3
David DeJesus LF 5 2 2 3 0 1 5 .250 .316 .423 .739 21 14 -0.100 0.86 0.051 -0.151 1.0 2 0 HR,GDP
Billy Butler 1B 3 1 1 0 2 1 5 .220 .333 .293 .626 20 10 0.021 0.89 0.070 -0.049 0.8 5 0
Mark Teahen 3B 3 1 2 2 0 0 4 .340 .426 .468 .894 10 6 0.198 1.29 0.220 -0.022 1.8 0 1 HBP,GDP
Mike Jacobs DH 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .326 .383 .698 1.081 15 9 0.212 1.62 0.250 -0.038 1.9
Alberto Callaspo 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .371 .395 .457 .852 8 7 -0.201 1.96 0.048 -0.248 -0.6 0 3 2B,SF,GDP
Miguel Olivo C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .143 .143 .286 .429 11 6 -0.221 1.58 0.000 -0.221 -1.7 6 1 GDP
Willie Bloomquist RF 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .286 .375 .333 .708 20 9 0.033 0.63 0.053 -0.020 0.4 1 0
Sidney Ponson P 0 1
   Rob Tejeda P 0 0
   Horacio Ramirez P 0 0
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0
   Juan Cruz P 0 0
Team Totals 34 7 13 7 4 5 40 .382 .450 .559 1.009 147 93 -0.100 1.13 0.859 -0.958 2.4 24 7
2B: C Crisp (3, off A Laffey); A Callaspo (3, off A Laffey); B Pena (2, off J Smith).
HR: D DeJesus (2, off K Wood, 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: A Callaspo (1, off J Lewis).
HBP: M Teahen (3, by A Laffey).
TB: D DeJesus 5; C Crisp 3; M Jacobs 3; B Pena 2; M Teahen 2; A Callaspo 2; W Bloomquist; B Butler.
GIDP: C Crisp 2 (2); A Callaspo (1); D DeJesus (2); M Olivo (1); M Teahen (1).
RBI: D DeJesus 3 (7); M Teahen 2 (5); M Jacobs (11); A Callaspo (3).
2-out RBI: D DeJesus 2; M Teahen.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Callaspo-M Aviles-B Butler; B Butler.
PB: M Olivo (1).
Baserunning
SB: C Crisp (1, 3rd base off A Laffey/V Martinez).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Grady Sizemore CF 4 2 1 3 1 0 5 .259 .386 .603 .989 20 11 0.275 1.11 0.305 -0.031 2.8 1 0 HR
Mark DeRosa 3B 3 3 1 0 2 1 5 .241 .323 .431 .754 17 6 0.041 0.68 0.084 -0.043 0.9 1 3
Victor Martinez C 5 1 4 2 0 0 5 .397 .463 .707 1.170 18 13 0.207 0.80 0.210 -0.002 2.9 5 0 HR
Travis Hafner DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 5 .289 .407 .644 1.052 17 9 0.151 0.95 0.155 -0.004 1.8 HBP
Jhonny Peralta SS 4 0 0 1 1 1 5 .286 .375 .388 .763 22 10 -0.090 0.79 0.001 -0.092 -1.8 3 5
Shin-Soo Choo RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .261 .407 .500 .907 23 12 -0.107 1.02 0.013 -0.121 -1.9 1 0
Ryan Garko 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .273 .429 .424 .853 20 13 -0.085 0.81 0.009 -0.094 -0.6 10 0
Ben Francisco LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .220 .304 .366 .670 19 9 -0.006 0.46 0.025 -0.030 -0.2 2 0
Asdrubal Cabrera 2B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .333 .462 .476 .938 12 6 0.014 0.49 0.034 -0.020 -0.1 4 5 GDP
Aaron Laffey P 0 1
   Joe Smith P 0 0
   Masahide Kobayashi P 0 0
   Jensen Lewis P 0 1
   Kerry Wood P 0 0
Team Totals 31 8 9 6 9 6 41 .290 .463 .484 .947 168 89 0.400 0.81 0.836 -0.437 3.9 27 15
HR: G Sizemore (5, off S Ponson, 4th inn, 2 on, 1 out to RF); V Martinez (5, off J Cruz, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
HBP: T Hafner (2, by R Tejeda).
TB: V Martinez 7; G Sizemore 4; T Hafner; A Cabrera; B Francisco; M DeRosa.
GIDP: A Cabrera (2).
RBI: G Sizemore 3 (14); V Martinez 2 (9); J Peralta (6).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 6. A Cabrera-J Peralta-R Garko 2; J Lewis-J Peralta-R Garko; J Peralta-A Cabrera-R Garko; M DeRosa-A Cabrera-R Garko; M DeRosa-R Garko.
E: J Peralta (2).

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
Sidney Ponson, L (0-2) 3.1 8 6 6 4 2 1 7.04 21 80 43 25 2 16 5 10 7 0 18 -0.305 1.36 -3.9
Rob Tejeda 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0.00 6 31 13 6 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 -0.019 0.33 -0.5
Horacio Ramirez 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 8.59 6 26 15 8 1 6 0 4 0 0 2 0 0.019 0.14 1.4
Kyle Farnsworth 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 14.54 3 12 7 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.08 0.5
Juan Cruz 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 2.70 5 19 11 7 2 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 -0.099 0.36 -1.5
Team Totals 8 9 8 8 9 6 2 9.00 41 168 89 52 8 29 7 18 8 0 18 4 1 -0.401 0.81 -3.9

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, W (1-0) 7 7 1 1 3 3 0 2.19 28 104 64 38 4 22 12 9 4 0 59 0.181 1.01 2.6
Joe Smith 0 2 3 3 1 0 0 9.82 3 15 8 5 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 -0.088 0.60 -2.0
Masahide Kobayashi 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.70 2 4 3 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 -0.246 2.29 -2.3
Jensen Lewis, H (2) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.04 2 6 4 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0.218 3.33 0.9
Kerry Wood, S (2) 1 2 2 2 0 2 1 6.23 5 18 14 7 3 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.034 0.80 -1.5
Team Totals 9 13 7 7 4 5 1 7.00 40 147 93 55 9 29 15 15 7 0 59 4 3 0.099 1.13 -2.4
J Smith faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
M Kobayashi faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: R Tejeda (1).
WP: R Tejeda (2).
HBP: R Tejeda (2; T Hafner); A Laffey (1; M Teahen).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Marty Foster, 1B - Marvin Hudson, 2B - John Hirschbeck, 3B - Wally Bell.
Time of Game: 3:14.
Attendance: 11,408.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 48° F, Wind 11mph out to Rightfield, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 2-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RRR CLE G. Sizemore S. Ponson 19% 91% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Francisco Scores; Cabrera Scores
t8 3-6 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R KCR M. Jacobs M. Kobayashi -16% 65% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Butler Scores; Teahen to 3B
t4 1-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR A. Callaspo A. Laffey 13% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B); Teahen to 3B
t8 5-6 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO KCR M. Olivo J. Lewis 13% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (Front of Home)
b3 2-1 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  OO CLE S. Choo S. Ponson -11% 62% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Peralta out at 1B/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, Indians' Aaron Laffey facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR C. Crisp A. Laffey -6% 44% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Aviles A. Laffey -3% 41% Crisp Steals 3B
t1 0-0 0 --3 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Aviles A. Laffey 4% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --3 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus A. Laffey 6% 51% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  KCR B. Butler A. Laffey -1% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  R KCR M. Teahen A. Laffey -9% 41% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Crisp Scores; Butler to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs A. Laffey 4% 45% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Sidney Ponson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE G. Sizemore S. Ponson 4% 49% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CLE M. DeRosa S. Ponson -4% 45% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE V. Martinez S. Ponson 4% 49% Single to RF (Line Drive); Sizemore to 2B
b1 0-1 1 12- 4,(3-0)  CLE T. Hafner S. Ponson 6% 55% Walk; Sizemore to 3B; Martinez to 2B
b1 0-1 1 123 3,(0-2)  R CLE J. Peralta S. Ponson 8% 63% Passed Ball; Sizemore Scores; Martinez to 3B; Hafner to 2B
b1 1-1 1 -23 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Peralta S. Ponson -7% 56% Fielder's Choice 3B; Martinez out at Hm/3B-C-SS; Hafner to 3B; Peralta to 2B/Adv on throw
b1 1-1 2 -23 5,(3-1)  CLE S. Choo S. Ponson 1% 57% Walk
b1 1-1 2 123 2,(0-1)  O CLE R. Garko S. Ponson -7% 50% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Aaron Laffey facing 7-8-9
t2 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo A. Laffey 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 1-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Olivo A. Laffey 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t2 1-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist A. Laffey -1% 53% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t2 1-1 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR C. Crisp A. Laffey 2% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Sidney Ponson facing 8-9-1
b2 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE B. Francisco S. Ponson -2% 53% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b2 1-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE A. Cabrera S. Ponson -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE G. Sizemore S. Ponson -1% 50% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Aaron Laffey facing 2-3-4
t3 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Aviles A. Laffey -4% 46% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t3 1-1 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  OO KCR D. DeJesus A. Laffey 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t3 1-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Butler A. Laffey 1% 56% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Sidney Ponson facing 2-3-4
b3 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE M. DeRosa S. Ponson 4% 59% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b3 1-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  CLE V. Martinez S. Ponson 6% 65% Single to RF (Line Drive); DeRosa to 2B
b3 1-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  CLE T. Hafner S. Ponson 8% 73% Single to LF (Ground Ball); DeRosa to 3B; Martinez to 2B
b3 1-1 0 123 3,(2-0)  RO CLE J. Peralta S. Ponson -0% 73% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B); DeRosa Scores; Martinez to 3B
b3 2-1 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  OO CLE S. Choo S. Ponson -11% 62% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Peralta out at 1B/1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Aaron Laffey facing 5-6-7
t4 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Teahen A. Laffey -5% 58% Hit By Pitch
t4 1-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Jacobs A. Laffey -7% 51% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Teahen to 2B
t4 1-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR A. Callaspo A. Laffey 13% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B); Teahen to 3B
t4 1-2 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Olivo A. Laffey 5% 69% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Sidney Ponson facing 7-8-9
b4 2-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE R. Garko S. Ponson -2% 66% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 2-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  CLE B. Francisco S. Ponson 2% 69% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b4 2-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CLE A. Cabrera S. Ponson 3% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Francisco to 2B
b4 2-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RRR CLE G. Sizemore S. Ponson 19% 91% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Francisco Scores; Cabrera Scores
b4 5-1 1 --- 4,(3-0)  CLE M. DeRosa S. Ponson 1% 91% Walk
b4 5-1 1 1-- 8,(2-2)  CLE V. Martinez S. Ponson 1% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive); DeRosa to 2B
Rob Tejeda replaces Sidney Ponson pitching
b4 5-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  CLE T. Hafner R. Tejeda 2% 94% Hit By Pitch; DeRosa to 3B; Martinez to 2B
b4 5-1 1 123 1,(0-0)  R CLE J. Peralta R. Tejeda 2% 96% Wild Pitch; DeRosa Scores; Martinez to 3B; Hafner to 2B
b4 6-1 1 -23 6,(3-2)  O CLE J. Peralta R. Tejeda -2% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b4 6-1 2 -23 6,(3-2)  O CLE S. Choo R. Tejeda -1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 6.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, Indians' Aaron Laffey facing 9-1-2
t5 1-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR W. Bloomquist A. Laffey -2% 92% Walk
t5 1-6 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO KCR C. Crisp A. Laffey 4% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t5 1-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Aviles A. Laffey 0% 96% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-1, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 7-8-9
b5 6-1 0 --- 8,(3-2)  CLE R. Garko R. Tejeda 1% 97% Walk
b5 6-1 0 1-- 3,(2-1)  CLE B. Francisco R. Tejeda 0% 97% Balk; Garko to 2B
b5 6-1 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CLE B. Francisco R. Tejeda -1% 96% Strikeout Looking
b5 6-1 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  CLE A. Cabrera R. Tejeda 0% 97% Walk
Horacio Ramirez replaces Rob Tejeda pitching
b5 6-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O CLE G. Sizemore H. Ramirez -1% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Garko to 3B
b5 6-1 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  O CLE M. DeRosa H. Ramirez -1% 95% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 6.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, Indians' Aaron Laffey facing 3-4-5
t6 1-6 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus A. Laffey 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t6 1-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Butler A. Laffey -1% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t6 1-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR M. Teahen A. Laffey 2% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-1, Royals' Horacio Ramirez facing 3-4-5
b6 6-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE V. Martinez H. Ramirez -0% 97% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
b6 6-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE T. Hafner H. Ramirez -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
b6 6-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Peralta H. Ramirez 0% 97% Walk
b6 6-1 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O CLE S. Choo H. Ramirez -0% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 6.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, Indians' Aaron Laffey facing 6-7-8
t7 1-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Jacobs A. Laffey -2% 95% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
t7 1-6 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR A. Callaspo A. Laffey -5% 90% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Jacobs to 3B
t7 1-6 0 -23 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Olivo A. Laffey 3% 93% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
t7 1-6 1 -23 6,(3-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist A. Laffey -2% 91% Walk
t7 1-6 1 123 4,(1-2)  OO KCR C. Crisp A. Laffey 7% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-1, Royals' Kyle Farnsworth facing 7-8-9
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Horacio Ramirez pitching
b7 6-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE R. Garko K. Farnsworth -0% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b7 6-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE B. Francisco K. Farnsworth 0% 99% Walk
b7 6-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CLE A. Cabrera K. Farnsworth -0% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 6.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, Indians' Joe Smith facing 2-3-4
Joe Smith replaces Aaron Laffey pitching
Brayan Pena pinch hits for Mike Aviles (SS) batting 2nd
t8 1-6 0 --- 6,(2-2)  KCR B. Pena J. Smith -2% 97% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t8 1-6 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  R KCR D. DeJesus J. Smith -3% 94% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Pena Scores
t8 2-6 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR B. Butler J. Smith -5% 89% Walk; DeJesus to 2B
Masahide Kobayashi replaces Joe Smith pitching
t8 2-6 0 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Teahen M. Kobayashi -8% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); DeJesus Scores; Butler to 2B
t8 3-6 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R KCR M. Jacobs M. Kobayashi -16% 65% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Butler Scores; Teahen to 3B
Jensen Lewis replaces Masahide Kobayashi pitching
t8 4-6 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO KCR A. Callaspo J. Lewis 9% 74% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Teahen Scores
t8 5-6 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO KCR M. Olivo J. Lewis 13% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (Front of Home)
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-5, Royals' Juan Cruz facing 1-2-3
Juan Cruz replaces Kyle Farnsworth pitching
Tony Pena replaces Brayan Pena (PH) playing SS batting 2nd
b8 6-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE G. Sizemore J. Cruz -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 6-5 1 --- 4,(3-0)  CLE M. DeRosa J. Cruz 1% 87% Walk
b8 6-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR CLE V. Martinez J. Cruz 10% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); DeRosa Scores
b8 8-5 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O CLE T. Hafner J. Cruz -0% 97% Lineout: SS (Deep SS-2B)
b8 8-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE J. Peralta J. Cruz -0% 97% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 8.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-8, Indians' Kerry Wood facing 9-1-2
Kerry Wood replaces Jensen Lewis pitching
t9 5-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist K. Wood 2% 99% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t9 5-8 1 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR C. Crisp K. Wood -2% 96% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
Mitch Maier pinch hits for Tony Pena (SS) batting 2nd
t9 5-8 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier K. Wood 2% 99% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-8 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR KCR D. DeJesus K. Wood -3% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Crisp Scores
t9 7-8 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler K. Wood 4% 100% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Indians 8.

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