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SEA
@LAA
6
0
OAK
@CLE
3
4
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@DET
4
5
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@MIN
6
4
TOR
@NYY
5
4
 
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@TBD
8
1
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@TEX
2
3
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@ARI
3
12
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@ATL
4
1
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@CHC
8
13
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@FLA
9
6
COL
@SDP
2
1
 
(14)
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@SFG
9
8
 
(11)
HOU
@STL
6
3
PHI
@WSN
6
3
Friday, September 21, 2007, 7:06PM
, Comerica Park
Attendance: 40,117, Time of Game: 2:34
Royals
4
66-87
 Lost 1 
5th, 25 GB
at Tigers
5
84-70
 Won 1 
2nd, 7½ GB
W: Tim Byrdak (2-0)
S: Todd Jones (38)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  2  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    4  7  1
Tigers          0  0  0   0  3  2   0  0  X    5 11  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
David DeJesus CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .266 .355 .379 .734 5 5 -0.080 1.12 0.000 -0.080 -1.0 2 0 SH
Mark Grudzielanek 2B-SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .292 .337 .411 .748 16 10 -0.193 1.21 0.000 -0.193 -1.6 2 5 GDP
Mark Teahen RF 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 .283 .354 .409 .764 20 14 -0.054 1.28 0.066 -0.120 0.3 0 1 3B,2B
Billy Butler DH 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .297 .352 .449 .801 12 9 0.022 1.42 0.119 -0.098 1.0
Ross Gload 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .290 .314 .446 .759 11 8 0.023 1.01 0.084 -0.061 -0.7 12 0 GDP
Alex Gordon 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .256 .323 .429 .752 13 10 -0.121 1.72 0.033 -0.153 -0.4 1 5
Jason Smith SS 2 1 1 2 0 1 2 .206 .245 .397 .642 9 5 0.128 0.81 0.136 -0.008 1.4 1 2 HR
   Esteban German PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .264 .354 .368 .721 5 4 -0.117 2.08 0.000 -0.117 -0.4 1 2
John Buck C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .228 .314 .447 .761 10 7 -0.043 0.53 0.000 -0.043 -0.5 3 0
Joey Gathright LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .306 .370 .340 .709 14 8 0.144 0.98 0.155 -0.011 0.8 2 0
Billy Buckner P 0 0
   Juan Carlos Oviedo P 0 0
   John Bale P 0 0
   Joel Peralta P 0 0
   David Riske P 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 7 4 1 8 34 .219 .242 .406 .649 115 80 -0.291 1.22 0.593 -0.884 -1.1 24 15
2B: M Teahen (28, off J Jurrjens).
3B: M Teahen (8, off J Jurrjens).
HR: J Smith (6, off J Jurrjens, 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: D DeJesus (6, off F Rodney).
TB: M Teahen 5; J Smith 4; B Butler 2; A Gordon; R Gload.
GIDP: M Grudzielanek (14); R Gload (13).
RBI: J Smith 2 (17); B Butler 2 (51).
2-out RBI: B Butler.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 3. M Grudzielanek-J Smith-R Gload; A Gordon-E German-R Gload; A Gordon-M Grudzielanek-R Gload.
E: J Smith (4).
Outfield Assists: M Teahen (I Rodriguez at 2nd base).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Curtis Granderson CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .299 .357 .548 .905 12 8 -0.009 1.00 0.056 -0.065 -0.2 2 0
Placido Polanco 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .344 .392 .466 .858 11 8 -0.036 1.01 0.063 -0.099 -0.5 3 3 2B,GDP
Gary Sheffield DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .269 .382 .473 .855 21 12 -0.086 1.14 0.022 -0.108 -0.7
Magglio Ordonez RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .354 .426 .581 1.007 10 6 0.023 1.09 0.098 -0.075 -0.1 2 0 GDP
Carlos Guillen SS-1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .295 .357 .497 .854 16 10 -0.130 1.33 0.000 -0.130 -1.3 1 6
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .278 .291 .421 .713 11 7 0.030 1.06 0.093 -0.064 0.1 8 1 2B,GDP
Timo Perez LF 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .417 .462 .569 1.031 9 3 0.005 0.93 0.026 -0.021 -0.0 1 0
   Marcus Thames PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .236 .272 .465 .737 7 5 -0.086 1.80 0.000 -0.086 -0.6 0 0
   Brent Clevlen LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Sean Casey 1B 3 1 2 3 0 0 3 .289 .348 .389 .737 12 8 0.255 1.77 0.269 -0.014 2.5 10 0 HR
   Ramon Santiago SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .333 .404 .737 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Brandon Inge 3B 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 .242 .320 .385 .705 12 10 0.245 2.05 0.279 -0.034 1.4 0 0
Jair Jurrjens P 0 0
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0
   Fernando Rodney P 0 1
   Todd Jones P 0 0
Team Totals 32 5 11 5 2 3 34 .344 .382 .500 .882 121 77 0.211 1.28 0.906 -0.696 0.5 27 11
2B: P Polanco (35, off B Buckner); I Rodriguez (30, off B Buckner).
HR: S Casey (4, off B Buckner, 5th inn, 2 on, 1 out to CF-RF).
TB: S Casey 5; P Polanco 3; I Rodriguez 3; M Ordonez 2; C Granderson 2; B Inge.
GIDP: M Ordonez (19); P Polanco (7); I Rodriguez (15).
RBI: S Casey 3 (52); B Inge 2 (68).
2-out RBI: B Inge 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Guillen-P Polanco-S Casey 2.
E: M Thames (4).

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 5 7 3 3 1 1 1 4.50 21 77 46 27 3 16 7 12 8 0 41 -0.023 0.99 -0.2
Juan Carlos Oviedo, H (1), L (2-4) 0.1 1 2 0 0 1 0 4.50 3 8 6 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 -0.063 2.02 -0.4
John Bale, BS (1) 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.54 4 14 12 5 3 4 2 1 0 0 2 2 -0.209 3.15 -1.0
Joel Peralta 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.89 3 11 6 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.049 0.83 0.6
David Riske 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.38 3 11 7 6 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.036 0.45 0.6
Team Totals 8 11 5 3 2 3 1 3.38 34 121 77 46 7 24 14 15 10 0 41 2 2 -0.210 1.28 -0.5

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
Jair Jurrjens 2.1 6 4 4 0 0 1 3.90 13 43 28 20 1 7 5 8 3 0 29 -0.245 0.69 -2.9
Tim Byrdak, W (2-0) 4 0 0 0 1 5 0 3.35 11 39 26 13 4 9 3 2 0 0 1 0 0.177 0.62 2.5
Fernando Rodney, H (12) 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.10 6 18 15 9 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.182 2.25 0.9
Todd Jones, S (38) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.26 4 15 11 5 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.176 3.00 0.6
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 1 8 1 4.00 34 115 80 47 10 23 13 12 3 0 29 1 0 0.290 1.22 1.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jeff Kellogg, 1B - Andy Fletcher, 2B - Eric Cooper, 3B - Mike Reilly.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: 40,117.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 13mph in from Leftfield, Sunny.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 3-4 2 123 4,(0-2)  RR DET B. Inge J. Bale 28% 72% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Ordonez Scores/unER; Rodriguez Scores/unER; Casey to 2B
b5 0-4 1 12- 6,(3-2)  RRR DET S. Casey B. Buckner 22% 39% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Rodriguez Scores; Perez Scores
t8 4-5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR J. Gathright F. Rodney -14% 59% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Gathright to 2B
t8 4-5 1 --3 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek F. Rodney 14% 77% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR KCR J. Smith J. Jurrjens -14% 23% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Gordon Scores

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' Jair Jurrjens facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Jurrjens 2% 52% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Jurrjens 2% 54% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Teahen J. Jurrjens -2% 52% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR B. Butler J. Jurrjens -8% 43% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Teahen Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR R. Gload J. Jurrjens 2% 46% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  DET C. Granderson B. Buckner 4% 49% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b1 0-1 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO DET P. Polanco B. Buckner -8% 41% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET G. Sheffield B. Buckner -1% 40% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Jair Jurrjens facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Gordon J. Jurrjens -3% 37% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 1-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR KCR J. Smith J. Jurrjens -14% 23% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Gordon Scores
t2 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Buck J. Jurrjens 2% 25% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t2 3-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Gathright J. Jurrjens 1% 26% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Jurrjens 1% 27% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  DET M. Ordonez B. Buckner 4% 30% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b2 0-3 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O DET C. Guillen B. Buckner -3% 27% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b2 0-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO DET I. Rodriguez B. Buckner -5% 22% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Jair Jurrjens facing 2-3-4
t3 3-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Jurrjens 2% 23% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 3-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  KCR M. Teahen J. Jurrjens -4% 19% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t3 3-0 1 --3 6,(3-2)  R KCR B. Butler J. Jurrjens -3% 15% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Teahen Scores
Tim Byrdak replaces Jair Jurrjens pitching
t3 4-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR R. Gload T. Byrdak 3% 18% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 7-8-9
b3 0-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET T. Perez B. Buckner -2% 16% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET S. Casey B. Buckner -1% 14% Flyball: LF
b3 0-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Inge B. Buckner -1% 13% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Tigers' Tim Byrdak facing 6-7-8
t4 4-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon T. Byrdak 1% 15% Strikeout Looking
t4 4-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Smith T. Byrdak 1% 15% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t4 4-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Buck T. Byrdak 1% 16% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 1-2-3
b4 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET C. Granderson B. Buckner -2% 14% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b4 0-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  DET P. Polanco B. Buckner 3% 17% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b4 0-4 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O DET G. Sheffield B. Buckner -3% 14% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 0-4 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O DET M. Ordonez B. Buckner -3% 11% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Tigers' Tim Byrdak facing 9-1-2
t5 4-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Gathright T. Byrdak -1% 10% Walk
t5 4-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus T. Byrdak 1% 11% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t5 4-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR M. Grudzielanek T. Byrdak 2% 14% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 5-6-7
b5 0-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET C. Guillen B. Buckner -2% 11% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  DET I. Rodriguez B. Buckner 3% 15% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
b5 0-4 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  DET T. Perez B. Buckner 3% 17% Walk
b5 0-4 1 12- 6,(3-2)  RRR DET S. Casey B. Buckner 22% 39% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Rodriguez Scores; Perez Scores
b5 3-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Inge B. Buckner -3% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b5 3-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  DET C. Granderson B. Buckner 2% 39% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b5 3-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  DET P. Polanco B. Buckner 3% 41% Single to LF (Line Drive); Granderson to 2B
b5 3-4 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O DET G. Sheffield B. Buckner -7% 35% Lineout: LF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Tigers' Tim Byrdak facing 3-4-5
t6 4-3 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen T. Byrdak 3% 38% Strikeout Looking
t6 4-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Butler T. Byrdak 2% 40% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t6 4-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR R. Gload T. Byrdak 1% 41% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Juan Carlos Oviedo facing 4-5-6
Juan Carlos Oviedo replaces Billy Buckner pitching
b6 3-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  DET M. Ordonez J. Oviedo 6% 47% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b6 3-4 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O DET C. Guillen J. Oviedo -6% 41% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  DET I. Rodriguez J. Oviedo 6% 47% Reached on E6 (throw)/attempted forceout (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Ordonez to 2B
John Bale replaces Juan Carlos Oviedo pitching
Marcus Thames pinch hits for Timo Perez (LF) batting 7th
b6 3-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O DET M. Thames J. Bale -8% 40% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-4 2 12- 2,(0-1)  DET S. Casey J. Bale 5% 45% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B-1B); Ordonez to 3B; Rodriguez to 2B
b6 3-4 2 123 4,(0-2)  RR DET B. Inge J. Bale 28% 72% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Ordonez Scores/unER; Rodriguez Scores/unER; Casey to 2B
b6 5-4 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O DET C. Granderson J. Bale -4% 68% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Tigers' Tim Byrdak facing 6-7-8
Marcus Thames moves from PH to LF
t7 4-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Gordon T. Byrdak 5% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted
Fernando Rodney replaces Tim Byrdak pitching
Esteban German pinch hits for Jason Smith (SS) batting 7th
t7 4-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR E. German F. Rodney 3% 76% Strikeout Looking
t7 4-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Buck F. Rodney 2% 78% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 2-3-4
Joel Peralta replaces John Bale pitching
Esteban German moves from PH to 2B
Mark Grudzielanek moves from 2B to SS
b7 5-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET P. Polanco J. Peralta -2% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 5-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  DET G. Sheffield J. Peralta 2% 78% Walk
b7 5-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO DET M. Ordonez J. Peralta -5% 73% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Tigers' Fernando Rodney facing 9-1-2
t8 4-5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR J. Gathright F. Rodney -14% 59% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Gathright to 2B
t8 4-5 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus F. Rodney 4% 63% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Gathright to 3B
t8 4-5 1 --3 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek F. Rodney 14% 77% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-5 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Teahen F. Rodney 9% 86% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' David Riske facing 5-6-7
David Riske replaces Joel Peralta pitching
b8 5-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET C. Guillen D. Riske -2% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 5-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET I. Rodriguez D. Riske -1% 83% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Rodriguez out at 2B/RF-SS
b8 5-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET M. Thames D. Riske -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Tigers' Todd Jones facing 4-5-6
Todd Jones replaces Fernando Rodney pitching
Carlos Guillen moves from SS to 1B
Ramon Santiago replaces Sean Casey (1B) playing SS batting 8th
Brent Clevlen replaces Marcus Thames playing LF batting 7th
t9 4-5 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler T. Jones 8% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 4-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR R. Gload T. Jones -8% 82% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t9 4-5 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon T. Jones 10% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR E. German T. Jones 8% 100% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 5.

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