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CHW
@BOS
0
1
KCR
@DET
9
12
CLE
@MIN
8
3
TBD
@NYY
1
5
ANA
@OAK
0
5
TEX
@SEA
3
2
BAL
@TOR
1
4
NYM
@ATL
0
1
MIL
@CHC
4
5
ARI
@CIN
3
5
SDP
@COL
6
4
 
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MON
@FLA
7
6
STL
@HOU
7
15
SFG
@LAD
0
5
PHI
@PIT
4
1
Sunday, July 23, 2000, 1:05PM
, Comerica Park
Attendance: 36,413, Time of Game: 3:40
Royals
9
45-52
 Lost 2 
4th, 15½ GB
at Tigers
12
45-51
 Won 2 
3rd, 15 GB
W: Doug Brocail (5-3)
L: Tim Byrdak (0-1)
S: Todd Jones (27)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          3  0  0   1  0  5   0  0  0    9 13  0
Tigers          0  0  0   2  1  1   6  2  X   12 14  2

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Damon CF 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .303 .375 .451 .826 21 13 0.115 1.03 0.172 -0.057 2.2 3 0 2B
Rey Sanchez SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 5 .248 .283 .300 .583 9 7 -0.027 1.14 0.064 -0.091 -0.2 0 4 SF
Mike Sweeney 1B 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .349 .415 .538 .953 29 20 0.033 0.91 0.123 -0.090 -0.2 9 1
Jermaine Dye DH 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .317 .387 .590 .977 20 11 0.112 1.10 0.147 -0.035 1.5 2B
Mark Quinn LF 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .280 .342 .480 .822 15 10 -0.028 1.52 0.105 -0.132 1.1 2 0
Todd Dunwoody RF 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .227 .279 .307 .586 14 10 -0.031 0.74 0.008 -0.039 -0.7 1 0
Gregg Zaun C 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .244 .359 .390 .749 21 13 0.172 0.68 0.203 -0.031 1.5 6 1 HR,2B
Jeff Reboulet 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .267 .359 .311 .670 16 8 -0.068 0.66 0.004 -0.072 -0.9 1 0
   Joe Randa PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .326 .377 .478 .854 3 3 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
Carlos Febles 2B 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .279 .363 .356 .719 15 7 0.011 0.36 0.035 -0.023 -0.3 1 3 CS
Blake Stein P 1 1
   Andy Larkin P 0 0
   Jerry Spradlin P 0 0
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0
   Ricky Bottalico P 0 0
Team Totals 39 9 13 9 4 5 44 .333 .386 .487 .874 163 102 0.285 0.89 0.861 -0.574 3.9 24 10
2B: G Zaun (3, off B Moehler); J Damon (21, off B Moehler); J Dye (24, off E Hiljus).
HR: G Zaun (5, off B Moehler, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: R Sanchez (2, off B Moehler).
TB: G Zaun 6; J Damon 3; J Dye 3; M Sweeney 2; M Quinn 2; C Febles; T Dunwoody; R Sanchez.
RBI: G Zaun 2 (20); M Quinn 2 (45); J Dye (71); T Dunwoody (13); R Sanchez (23); J Damon (46); M Sweeney (86).
2-out RBI: G Zaun; M Sweeney; J Dye; M Quinn.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Baserunning
CS: C Febles (4, 2nd base by D Brocail/B Ausmus).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Luis Polonia DH 6 0 2 3 0 1 6 .277 .330 .423 .753 18 13 0.366 1.15 0.412 -0.046 3.3 3B,SB
Rich Becker RF 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .250 .393 .388 .782 25 14 0.022 0.90 0.072 -0.050 -0.1 4 1
   Jose Macias PH-RF 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .274 .330 .357 .687 3 3 -0.157 2.87 0.000 -0.157 -0.7 0 0
   Wendell Magee RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .330 .500 .830 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bobby Higginson LF 4 1 2 2 1 0 5 .302 .386 .581 .967 17 9 0.400 1.34 0.475 -0.074 1.5 0 0 HR
Dean Palmer 3B 4 0 1 1 1 2 5 .265 .346 .486 .832 26 16 0.015 1.34 0.146 -0.131 -0.5 1 0
   Shane Halter 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .301 .341 .642 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Deivi Cruz SS 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .293 .311 .430 .741 16 8 -0.077 1.31 0.034 -0.110 -1.2 3 2
Juan Encarnacion CF 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .298 .344 .415 .759 16 9 -0.113 1.29 0.032 -0.145 -0.8 4 0
Brad Ausmus C 4 3 3 3 1 0 5 .245 .345 .357 .702 23 16 0.200 0.66 0.216 -0.016 3.5 5 1 HR,2B
Damion Easley 2B 5 2 2 1 0 2 5 .236 .340 .376 .715 21 15 0.024 0.80 0.089 -0.065 0.7 0 6 2B
Hal Morris 1B 4 1 2 2 1 0 5 .235 .351 .370 .721 18 10 0.104 1.07 0.162 -0.058 1.8 10 0 2B
Brian Moehler P 0 2
   Erik Hiljus P 0 0
   Doug Brocail P 0 1
   Todd Jones P 0 0
Team Totals 39 12 14 12 7 7 46 .359 .457 .641 1.098 183 113 0.784 1.14 1.638 -0.852 7.5 27 13
2B: B Ausmus (14, off B Stein); D Easley (12, off J Spradlin); H Morris (3, off R Bottalico).
3B: L Polonia (5, off J Spradlin).
HR: B Ausmus (6, off B Stein, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); B Higginson (20, off T Byrdak, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: B Ausmus 7; B Higginson 5; L Polonia 4; D Easley 3; H Morris 3; J Encarnacion 2; D Palmer.
RBI: B Ausmus 3 (34); L Polonia 3 (24); B Higginson 2 (64); H Morris 2 (8); D Palmer (52); D Easley (22).
2-out RBI: B Ausmus 2; H Morris 2; B Higginson 2; D Palmer.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 5 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Becker-H Morris.
E: D Palmer 2 (16).
Outfield Assists: R Becker (R Sanchez at 1st base).
Baserunning
SB: L Polonia (8, 2nd base off A Larkin/G Zaun).

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
Blake Stein 5.1 6 4 4 4 6 1 7.23 27 112 70 41 11 18 7 10 4 0 42 -0.025 1.19 -1.2
Andy Larkin 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.15 4 21 12 12 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0.030 1.14 0.6
Jerry Spradlin 0.1 4 5 5 1 0 0 4.22 6 15 7 5 0 2 1 4 4 0 0 0 -0.434 1.22 -4.4
Tim Byrdak, BS (1), L (0-1) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 16.20 2 5 4 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 -0.265 2.35 -1.1
Ricky Bottalico 1.1 2 2 2 1 1 0 4.74 7 30 20 13 2 5 2 3 2 0 0 0 -0.090 0.53 -1.3
Team Totals 8 14 12 12 7 7 2 13.50 46 183 113 73 15 25 11 21 11 0 42 2 1 -0.784 1.14 -7.5

Detroit Tigers

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 Moehler 5.2 8 7 4 3 3 1 4.00 29 101 65 36 2 27 9 14 8 0 31 -0.339 0.89 -3.0
Erik Hiljus 0.2 3 2 2 1 0 0 27.00 6 28 13 10 0 3 0 5 3 0 1 1 -0.120 0.27 -2.7
Doug Brocail, W (5-3) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.09 4 16 10 6 1 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 0.075 1.03 0.9
Todd Jones, S (27) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.23 5 19 15 10 1 4 1 3 1 0 1 0 0.099 1.51 0.8
Team Totals 9 13 9 6 4 5 1 6.00 44 164 103 62 4 37 12 23 13 0 31 3 1 -0.285 0.89 -3.9
Balks: None.
WP: B Stein 2 (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Vanvleet, 1B - Angel Hernandez, 2B - Marty Foster, 3B - Ron Kulpa.
Time of Game: 3:40.
Attendance: 36,413.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 6mph in from Leftfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Detroit Tigers
1 Johnny Damon CF 1 Luis Polonia DH
2 Rey Sanchez SS 2 Rich Becker RF
3 Mike Sweeney 1B 3 Bobby Higginson LF
4 Jermaine Dye DH 4 Dean Palmer 3B
5 Mark Quinn LF 5 Deivi Cruz SS
6 Todd Dunwoody RF 6 Juan Encarnacion CF
7 Gregg Zaun C 7 Brad Ausmus C
8 Jeff Reboulet 3B 8 Damion Easley 2B
9 Carlos Febles 2B 9 Hal Morris 1B
Blake Stein P Brian Moehler P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 8-9 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR DET B. Higginson T. Byrdak 42% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball); Macias Scores
b7 5-9 1 123 2,(0-1)  RRR DET L. Polonia J. Spradlin 29% 48% Triple to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Ausmus Scores; Easley Scores; Morris Scores
b7 8-9 1 --3 3,(0-2)  O DET J. Macias T. Byrdak -16% 32% Fielder's Choice SS; Polonia out at Hm/SS-C; Macias to 1B
b4 0-4 2 12- 6,(2-2)  RR DET B. Ausmus B. Stein 15% 30% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Cruz Scores; Encarnacion Scores
b5 2-4 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R DET D. Palmer B. Stein 12% 43% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Becker Scores; Higginson 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, Tigers' Brian Moehler facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Damon B. Moehler -3% 47% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR R. Sanchez B. Moehler 3% 50% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Sweeney B. Moehler -3% 46% Walk; Damon to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Dye B. Moehler -6% 41% Walk; Damon to 3B; Sweeney to 2B
t1 0-0 1 123 2,(0-1)  R KCR M. Quinn B. Moehler -8% 33% Single to LF (Line Drive); Damon Scores/unER; Sweeney to 3B; Dye to 2B
t1 1-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  RO KCR T. Dunwoody B. Moehler 0% 33% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B; Sweeney Scores/unER; Quinn to 2B
t1 2-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  R KCR G. Zaun B. Moehler -9% 24% Double to LF (Line Drive); Quinn Scores/unER; Dunwoody to 3B
t1 3-0 2 -23 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Reboulet B. Moehler 4% 28% Groundout: P-2B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Blake Stein facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  DET L. Polonia B. Stein 3% 32% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Polonia to 1B
b1 0-3 0 1-- 9,(3-2)  DET R. Becker B. Stein 5% 37% Walk; Polonia to 2B
b1 0-3 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O DET B. Higginson B. Stein -5% 32% Flyball: LF
b1 0-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  DET D. Palmer B. Stein 4% 36% Wild Pitch; Polonia to 3B; Becker to 2B
b1 0-3 1 -23 6,(3-2)  O DET D. Palmer B. Stein -7% 29% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-3 2 -23 3,(2-0)  O DET D. Cruz B. Stein -6% 23% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Brian Moehler facing 9-1-2
t2 3-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR C. Febles B. Moehler 2% 25% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 3-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  KCR J. Damon B. Moehler -2% 23% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t2 3-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR R. Sanchez B. Moehler -4% 19% Single to CF (Line Drive); Damon to 3B
t2 3-0 1 1-3 5,(1-2)  OO KCR M. Sweeney B. Moehler 7% 27% Line Drive Double Play: RF-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Blake Stein facing 6-7-8
b2 0-3 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O DET J. Encarnacion B. Stein -2% 24% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET B. Ausmus B. Stein -2% 23% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET D. Easley B. Stein -1% 22% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Brian Moehler facing 4-5-6
t3 3-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Dye B. Moehler 2% 23% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 3-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Quinn B. Moehler 1% 24% Strikeout Looking
t3 3-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR T. Dunwoody B. Moehler -1% 24% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t3 3-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR G. Zaun B. Moehler 2% 25% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Blake Stein facing 9-1-2
b3 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET H. Morris B. Stein -2% 23% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET L. Polonia B. Stein -2% 21% Flyball: CF
b3 0-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET R. Becker B. Stein -1% 20% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Brian Moehler facing 8-9-1
t4 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Reboulet B. Moehler 1% 21% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR C. Febles B. Moehler -2% 20% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 3-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  R KCR J. Damon B. Moehler -7% 13% Double to RF (Line Drive); Febles Scores
t4 4-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR R. Sanchez B. Moehler 2% 14% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t4 4-0 2 -2- 6,(0-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney B. Moehler 2% 16% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Blake Stein facing 3-4-5
b4 0-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET B. Higginson B. Stein -2% 14% Flyball: CF
b4 0-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  DET D. Palmer B. Stein 2% 16% Walk
b4 0-4 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O DET D. Cruz B. Stein -3% 13% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
b4 0-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  DET J. Encarnacion B. Stein 2% 15% Single (Ground Ball); Cruz to 2B
b4 0-4 2 12- 6,(2-2)  RR DET B. Ausmus B. Stein 15% 30% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Cruz Scores; Encarnacion Scores
b4 2-4 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  O DET D. Easley B. Stein -4% 26% Foul Flyball: 3B (Deep 3B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Tigers' Brian Moehler facing 4-5-6
t5 4-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Dye B. Moehler 2% 28% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 4-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Quinn B. Moehler 1% 29% Flyball: RF
t5 4-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Dunwoody B. Moehler 1% 30% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Blake Stein facing 9-1-2
b5 2-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET H. Morris B. Stein -3% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET L. Polonia B. Stein -2% 25% Groundout: P-1B
b5 2-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  DET R. Becker B. Stein 2% 27% Walk
b5 2-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  DET B. Higginson B. Stein 4% 30% Single to RF (Line Drive); Becker to 3B
b5 2-4 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R DET D. Palmer B. Stein 12% 43% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Becker Scores; Higginson to 3B
b5 3-4 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  DET D. Cruz B. Stein 3% 46% Walk; Palmer to 2B
b5 3-4 2 123 3,(2-0)  O DET J. Encarnacion B. Stein -11% 35% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Tigers' Brian Moehler facing 7-8-9
t6 4-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R KCR G. Zaun B. Moehler -12% 23% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t6 5-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Reboulet B. Moehler 2% 25% Strikeout Looking
t6 5-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR C. Febles B. Moehler -2% 23% Walk
t6 5-3 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Damon B. Moehler -5% 18% Single (Line Drive to LF-CF); Febles to 3B
t6 5-3 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO KCR R. Sanchez B. Moehler -2% 16% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Febles Scores; Damon to 2B
Erik Hiljus replaces Brian Moehler pitching
t6 6-3 2 -2- 9,(3-2)  R KCR M. Sweeney E. Hiljus -6% 10% Single to LF (Line Drive); Damon Scores
t6 7-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  R KCR J. Dye E. Hiljus -4% 6% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Sweeney Scores
t6 8-3 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  R KCR M. Quinn E. Hiljus -2% 3% Single (Line Drive to LF-CF); Dye Scores
t6 9-3 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR T. Dunwoody E. Hiljus 0% 4% Foul Flyball: 1B (1B Foul)
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-9, Royals' Blake Stein facing 7-8-9
b6 3-9 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R DET B. Ausmus B. Stein 3% 7% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b6 4-9 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET D. Easley B. Stein -1% 5% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-9 1 --- 2,(0-1)  DET H. Morris B. Stein 2% 7% Single to LF (Line Drive)
Andy Larkin replaces Blake Stein pitching
b6 4-9 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  DET L. Polonia A. Larkin 4% 10% Single to RF (Line Drive); Morris to 3B
b6 4-9 1 1-3 7,(3-2)  O DET R. Becker A. Larkin -4% 6% Foul Flyball: 1B (1B Foul)
b6 4-9 2 1-3 6,(2-2)  DET B. Higginson A. Larkin 1% 7% Polonia Steals 2B
b6 4-9 2 -23 7,(3-2)  DET B. Higginson A. Larkin 2% 9% Walk
b6 4-9 2 123 5,(1-2)  O DET D. Palmer A. Larkin -5% 4% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 9, Tigers 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-4, Tigers' Erik Hiljus facing 7-8-9
t7 9-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR G. Zaun E. Hiljus 0% 4% Popfly: SS
t7 9-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Reboulet E. Hiljus -0% 4% Walk
Doug Brocail replaces Erik Hiljus pitching
t7 9-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR C. Febles D. Brocail 0% 4% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t7 9-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Damon D. Brocail 0% 5% Febles Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-9, Royals' Jerry Spradlin facing 5-6-7
Jerry Spradlin replaces Andy Larkin pitching
b7 4-9 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET D. Cruz J. Spradlin -1% 3% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 4-9 1 --- 3,(2-0)  DET J. Encarnacion J. Spradlin 1% 5% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b7 4-9 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  DET B. Ausmus J. Spradlin 3% 8% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Encarnacion to 3B
b7 4-9 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R DET D. Easley J. Spradlin 8% 15% Double to LF (Line Drive); Encarnacion Scores; Ausmus to 3B
b7 5-9 1 -23 5,(3-1)  DET H. Morris J. Spradlin 3% 19% Walk
b7 5-9 1 123 2,(0-1)  RRR DET L. Polonia J. Spradlin 29% 48% Triple to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Ausmus Scores; Easley Scores; Morris Scores
Tim Byrdak replaces Jerry Spradlin pitching
Jose Macias pinch hits for Rich Becker (RF) batting 2nd
b7 8-9 1 --3 3,(0-2)  O DET J. Macias T. Byrdak -16% 32% Fielder's Choice SS; Polonia out at Hm/SS-C; Macias to 1B
b7 8-9 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR DET B. Higginson T. Byrdak 42% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball); Macias Scores
Ricky Bottalico replaces Tim Byrdak pitching
b7 10-9 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O DET D. Palmer R. Bottalico -1% 73% Strikeout Swinging
6 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, Tigers 10.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 9-10, Tigers' Doug Brocail facing 1-2-3
Shane Halter replaces Dean Palmer playing 3B batting 4th
Jose Macias moves from PH to RF
t8 9-10 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Damon D. Brocail 6% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t8 9-10 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR R. Sanchez D. Brocail 4% 83% Groundout: P-2B-1B
t8 9-10 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Sweeney D. Brocail -3% 80% Single to RF (Line Drive)
Todd Jones replaces Doug Brocail pitching
t8 9-10 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  KCR J. Dye T. Jones -5% 75% Single to LF (Line Drive); Sweeney to 2B
t8 9-10 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Quinn T. Jones 11% 86% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 9, Tigers 10.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 10-9, Royals' Ricky Bottalico facing 5-6-7
b8 10-9 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET D. Cruz R. Bottalico -2% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 10-9 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET J. Encarnacion R. Bottalico -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 10-9 2 --- 12,(3-2)  DET B. Ausmus R. Bottalico 1% 84% Walk
b8 10-9 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  DET D. Easley R. Bottalico 1% 85% Single to LF (Line Drive); Ausmus to 2B
b8 10-9 2 12- 3,(2-0)  RR DET H. Morris R. Bottalico 11% 97% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Ausmus Scores; Easley Scores
b8 12-9 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O DET L. Polonia R. Bottalico -1% 96% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Tigers 12.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 9-12, Tigers' Todd Jones facing 6-7-8
Wendell Magee replaces Jose Macias playing RF batting 2nd
t9 9-12 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Dunwoody T. Jones 2% 98% Strikeout Looking
t9 9-12 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR G. Zaun T. Jones 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
Joe Randa pinch hits for Jeff Reboulet (3B) batting 8th
t9 9-12 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Randa T. Jones 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, Tigers 12.

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