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SEA
@LAA
3
2
OAK
@CLE
9
3
KCR
@DET
7
4
CHW
@MIN
8
3
TOR
@NYY
11
12
 
(10)
BOS
@TBD
8
6
BAL
@TEX
11
9
LAD
@ARI
2
6
MIL
@ATL
3
4
 
(11)
PIT
@CHC
5
9
NYM
@FLA
7
2
COL
@SDP
6
2
CIN
@SFG
0
2
HOU
@STL
4
7
PHI
@WSN
4
1
 
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Saturday, September 22, 2007, 7:05PM
, Comerica Park
Attendance: 41,792, Time of Game: 3:13
Royals
7
67-87
 Won 1 
5th, 24 GB
at Tigers
4
84-71
 Lost 1 
2nd, 7½ GB
W: Kyle Davies (7-14)
L: Kenny Rogers (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          3  2  0   0  0  0   1  1  0    7 13  2
Tigers          1  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  1    4 15  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
Esteban German LF 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .265 .355 .370 .726 19 9 0.023 0.71 0.066 -0.043 0.1 0 0 2B
   David DeJesus CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .267 .356 .384 .740 4 3 0.010 0.11 0.010 0.000 0.3 0 0 3B
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 5 3 4 2 0 1 5 .298 .342 .420 .762 12 9 0.208 0.64 0.213 -0.005 3.0 1 4 2·2B
Billy Butler 1B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .301 .357 .451 .808 15 6 0.014 0.99 0.070 -0.056 0.5 8 1
   Ross Gload PR-1B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .290 .316 .446 .761 4 0 0.001 0.23 0.001 0.000 0.1 2 1 IW
Mike Sweeney DH 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .263 .319 .417 .736 11 7 0.135 1.06 0.171 -0.036 1.7
Mark Teahen CF-RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .280 .351 .405 .757 19 13 -0.122 0.92 0.000 -0.122 -2.7 4 0 2·GDP
Emil Brown RF-LF 4 0 2 2 1 1 5 .258 .303 .350 .652 16 8 0.155 0.72 0.168 -0.013 1.7 2 1 IW
Alex Gordon 3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .254 .320 .425 .745 19 11 -0.076 0.56 0.000 -0.076 -1.5 2 1
Jason LaRue C 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .150 .242 .275 .518 15 11 -0.056 0.54 0.000 -0.056 -1.0 6 0
Tony Pena SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .259 .277 .337 .613 10 8 -0.015 0.46 0.016 -0.030 -0.4 1 5
Kyle Davies P 0 0
   John Bale P 0 0
   Joel Peralta P 0 0
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 1 0
Team Totals 39 7 13 6 4 9 43 .333 .395 .462 .857 144 85 0.277 0.71 0.715 -0.437 1.9 27 13
2B: E German (14, off K Rogers); M Grudzielanek 2 (32, 1 off Z Miner, 1 off K Rogers).
3B: D DeJesus (9, off Z Miner).
IBB: E Brown (2, by B Seay); R Gload (1, by Z Miner).
TB: M Grudzielanek 6; D DeJesus 3; B Butler 2; E German 2; E Brown 2; M Sweeney 2; T Pena.
GIDP: M Teahen 2 (23).
RBI: M Grudzielanek 2 (50); E Brown 2 (61); M Sweeney 2 (38).
2-out RBI: E Brown 2; M Grudzielanek 2; M Sweeney.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Grudzielanek-T Pena-R Gload.
E: A Gordon (13); E Brown (6).
Outfield Assists: E Brown (T Perez at 3rd 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 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .302 .359 .555 .914 15 13 0.006 1.21 0.132 -0.126 1.0 2 0 HR,2B
Placido Polanco 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .340 .389 .462 .851 14 11 -0.133 1.07 0.000 -0.133 -1.5 3 4
Gary Sheffield DH 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .267 .381 .469 .849 25 15 -0.065 0.75 0.012 -0.077 -0.8
Magglio Ordonez RF 5 0 4 1 0 0 5 .358 .429 .585 1.013 19 9 0.045 0.68 0.082 -0.037 1.1 2 0 2B
Carlos Guillen SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .294 .355 .496 .852 18 12 -0.075 1.02 0.051 -0.126 -0.7 2 3 2B
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .280 .293 .422 .715 10 9 0.038 1.02 0.096 -0.057 0.6 9 1
Timo Perez LF 3 0 2 2 0 0 3 .427 .469 .587 1.056 8 5 0.120 1.61 0.134 -0.014 1.0 0 0 2B
   Ryan Raburn PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .298 .338 .468 .806 5 3 -0.060 1.28 0.000 -0.060 -0.8 0 0 GDP
Sean Casey 1B 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .294 .351 .394 .746 12 7 0.094 0.73 0.102 -0.008 0.8 9 1 2B
Brandon Inge 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .240 .317 .382 .700 25 19 -0.191 1.34 0.000 -0.191 -1.8 0 1
Kenny Rogers P 0 0
   Jason Grilli P 0 0
   Bobby Seay P 0 0
   Zach Miner P 0 0
   Clay Rapada P 0 0
Team Totals 40 4 15 4 1 5 41 .375 .390 .575 .965 151 103 -0.221 1.03 0.609 -0.829 -1.1 27 10
2B: C Guillen (34, off K Davies); T Perez (8, off K Davies); M Ordonez (50, off K Davies); S Casey (30, off J Gobble); C Granderson (37, off J Soria).
HR: C Granderson (23, off K Davies, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: C Granderson 7; M Ordonez 5; S Casey 4; T Perez 3; C Guillen 2; I Rodriguez 2.
GIDP: R Raburn (7).
RBI: T Perez 2 (12); C Granderson (73); M Ordonez (133).
2-out RBI: M Ordonez.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Guillen-P Polanco-S Casey; P Polanco-C Guillen-S Casey.
E: B Inge (18).

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
Kyle Davies, W (7-14) 5.1 9 3 3 1 1 1 5.92 25 84 53 35 5 13 12 11 6 0 38 0.021 0.97 -0.2
John Bale, H (3) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.46 3 20 16 14 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.083 2.65 0.6
Joel Peralta, H (6) 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.84 5 15 12 8 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.031 0.79 0.2
Jimmy Gobble 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.96 3 15 10 6 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.065 0.62 1.0
Joakim Soria 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.59 5 17 12 7 0 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.022 0.59 -0.4
Team Totals 9 15 4 4 1 5 1 4.00 41 151 103 70 10 23 19 16 7 0 38 2 0 0.222 1.03 1.1
J Peralta faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

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
Kenny Rogers, L (3-3) 6 8 5 3 2 6 0 4.26 28 90 55 30 10 15 11 9 4 0 44 -0.199 0.84 -1.6
Jason Grilli 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 4.91 3 5 3 3 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 -0.103 0.94 -1.9
Bobby Seay 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.42 3 10 4 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 1 0.048 0.86 1.4
Zach Miner 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 3.10 6 21 11 7 0 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 -0.028 0.28 -0.4
Clay Rapada 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 11.57 3 18 12 5 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.005 0.06 0.6
Team Totals 9 13 7 5 4 9 0 5.00 43 144 85 48 12 25 17 13 6 0 44 3 1 -0.277 0.71 -1.9
J Grilli faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: K Davies (5); J Bale (2); J Gobble (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: Z Miner (4; R Gload); B Seay (4; E Brown).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Andy Fletcher, 1B - Eric Cooper, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Jeff Kellogg.
Time of Game: 3:13.
Attendance: 41,792.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 12mph out to Centerfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 1-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RR KCR E. Brown K. Rogers 14% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive); Grudzielanek Scores/unER; Sweeney Scores/unER
b6 3-5 1 -23 13,(2-2)  O DET B. Inge J. Bale 12% 71% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-5 2 -23 5,(1-2)  O DET C. Granderson J. Bale 10% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 3-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Grudzielanek K. Rogers 9% 75% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); German Scores
b1 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R DET C. Granderson K. Davies -8% 64% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)

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' Kenny Rogers facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR E. German K. Rogers 6% 56% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Grudzielanek K. Rogers 6% 62% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); German to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler K. Rogers -6% 56% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 3,(2-0)  R KCR M. Sweeney K. Rogers 6% 62% Reached on E5/attempted forceout (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); German Scores; Grudzielanek to 2B
t1 1-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen K. Rogers -3% 60% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Grudzielanek to 3B; Sweeney to 2B
t1 1-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RR KCR E. Brown K. Rogers 14% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive); Grudzielanek Scores/unER; Sweeney Scores/unER
t1 3-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon K. Rogers -2% 72% Popfly: 2B (Short CF-RF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R DET C. Granderson K. Davies -8% 64% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b1 1-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET P. Polanco K. Davies 2% 66% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b1 1-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET G. Sheffield K. Davies 2% 68% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b1 1-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  DET M. Ordonez K. Davies -2% 66% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Ordonez to 2B/Adv on E5 (throw)
b1 1-3 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  DET C. Guillen K. Davies -0% 65% Wild Pitch; Ordonez to 3B
b1 1-3 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O DET C. Guillen K. Davies 4% 69% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Tigers' Kenny Rogers facing 8-9-1
t2 3-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. LaRue K. Rogers -2% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t2 3-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Pena K. Rogers -1% 66% Strikeout Swinging
t2 3-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR E. German K. Rogers 1% 67% Walk
t2 3-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Grudzielanek K. Rogers 9% 75% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); German Scores
t2 4-1 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR B. Butler K. Rogers 1% 76% Walk
t2 4-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Sweeney K. Rogers 7% 83% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Grudzielanek Scores; Butler to 2B
t2 5-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen K. Rogers -2% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 6-7-8
b2 1-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET I. Rodriguez K. Davies 2% 82% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 1-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET T. Perez K. Davies 1% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 1-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET S. Casey K. Davies 1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Tigers' Kenny Rogers facing 6-7-8
t3 5-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR E. Brown K. Rogers -1% 84% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 5-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Gordon K. Rogers -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 5-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. LaRue K. Rogers -1% 82% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 9-1-2
b3 1-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET B. Inge K. Davies 2% 84% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 1-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  DET C. Granderson K. Davies -2% 82% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b3 1-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O DET P. Polanco K. Davies 2% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Granderson to 2B
b3 1-5 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  DET G. Sheffield K. Davies -1% 83% Walk
b3 1-5 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O DET M. Ordonez K. Davies 4% 87% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Tigers' Kenny Rogers facing 9-1-2
t4 5-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Pena K. Rogers -1% 85% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
t4 5-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR E. German K. Rogers -1% 85% Flyball: RF
t4 5-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek K. Rogers -1% 84% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 5-6-7
b4 1-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  DET C. Guillen K. Davies -5% 79% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b4 1-5 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  DET I. Rodriguez K. Davies -6% 73% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Guillen to 3B
b4 1-5 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  RRO DET T. Perez K. Davies -2% 71% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Guillen Scores; Rodriguez Scores; Perez out at 3B/RF-1B-3B
b4 3-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  DET S. Casey K. Davies -3% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 3-5 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O DET B. Inge K. Davies 4% 71% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
b4 3-5 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O DET C. Granderson K. Davies 3% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Tigers' Kenny Rogers facing 3-4-5
t5 5-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR B. Butler K. Rogers 3% 77% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 5-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney K. Rogers -3% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t5 5-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO KCR M. Teahen K. Rogers -4% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 2-3-4
b5 3-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET P. Polanco K. Davies 3% 73% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 3-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET G. Sheffield K. Davies 2% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  DET M. Ordonez K. Davies -3% 72% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
b5 3-5 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O DET C. Guillen K. Davies 4% 77% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Tigers' Kenny Rogers facing 6-7-8
t6 5-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR E. Brown K. Rogers 3% 79% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t6 5-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Gordon K. Rogers -3% 77% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
t6 5-3 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. LaRue K. Rogers -2% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t6 5-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR T. Pena K. Rogers 2% 76% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Gordon to 2B
t6 5-3 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O KCR E. German K. Rogers -4% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 6-7-8
b6 3-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET I. Rodriguez K. Davies 4% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b6 3-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  DET T. Perez K. Davies -4% 72% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
John Bale replaces Kyle Davies pitching
b6 3-5 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  DET S. Casey J. Bale -6% 66% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Perez to 2B
b6 3-5 1 12- 4,(0-2)  DET B. Inge J. Bale -7% 59% Wild Pitch; Perez to 3B; Casey to 2B
b6 3-5 1 -23 13,(2-2)  O DET B. Inge J. Bale 12% 71% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-5 2 -23 5,(1-2)  O DET C. Granderson J. Bale 10% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Tigers' Jason Grilli facing 2-3-4
Jason Grilli replaces Kenny Rogers pitching
t7 5-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Grilli 2% 83% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t7 5-3 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR B. Butler J. Grilli 4% 86% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Grudzielanek to 2B
Ross Gload pinch runs for Billy Butler (1B) batting 3rd
t7 5-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Sweeney J. Grilli 4% 91% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Grudzielanek to 3B; Gload to 2B
Bobby Seay replaces Jason Grilli pitching
t7 5-3 0 123 2,(0-1)  ROO KCR M. Teahen B. Seay -3% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS); Grudzielanek Scores/No RBI; Gload to 3B
t7 6-3 2 --3 4,(3-0)  KCR E. Brown B. Seay 0% 88% Intentional Walk
t7 6-3 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Gordon B. Seay -2% 86% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 2-3-4
Joel Peralta replaces John Bale pitching
Ross Gload moves from PR to 1B
Emil Brown moves from RF to LF
David DeJesus replaces Esteban German (LF) playing CF batting 1st
Mark Teahen moves from CF to RF
b7 3-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET P. Polanco J. Peralta 3% 89% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b7 3-6 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET G. Sheffield J. Peralta 2% 91% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-6 2 --- 3,(1-1)  DET M. Ordonez J. Peralta -2% 89% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 3-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET C. Guillen J. Peralta 3% 92% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Tigers' Zach Miner facing 8-9-1
Zach Miner replaces Bobby Seay pitching
t8 6-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. LaRue Z. Miner -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 6-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pena Z. Miner -1% 91% Strikeout Looking
t8 6-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR D. DeJesus Z. Miner 1% 92% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t8 6-3 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R KCR M. Grudzielanek Z. Miner 4% 96% Double to LF (Ground Ball); DeJesus Scores
t8 7-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR R. Gload Z. Miner 0% 96% Intentional Walk
t8 7-3 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney Z. Miner -1% 95% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 7, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-7, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 6-7-8
b8 3-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  DET I. Rodriguez J. Peralta -3% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Jimmy Gobble replaces Joel Peralta pitching
Ryan Raburn pinch hits for Timo Perez (LF) batting 7th
b8 3-7 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO DET R. Raburn J. Gobble 6% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b8 3-7 2 --- 3,(1-1)  DET S. Casey J. Gobble -1% 97% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b8 3-7 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  DET B. Inge J. Gobble -0% 97% Wild Pitch; Casey to 3B
b8 3-7 2 --3 7,(2-2)  O DET B. Inge J. Gobble 2% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Tigers 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-3, Tigers' Clay Rapada facing 5-6-7
Clay Rapada replaces Zach Miner pitching
Ryan Raburn moves from PH to LF
t9 7-3 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Rapada -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t9 7-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR E. Brown C. Rapada -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
t9 7-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Rapada -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-7, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 1-2-3
Joakim Soria replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
b9 3-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  DET C. Granderson J. Soria -3% 95% Double (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b9 3-7 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O DET P. Polanco J. Soria 3% 98% Strikeout Looking
b9 3-7 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O DET G. Sheffield J. Soria 2% 99% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Granderson to 3B
b9 3-7 2 --3 5,(3-1)  R DET M. Ordonez J. Soria -1% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Granderson Scores; Ordonez to 2B/Adv on E7
b9 4-7 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O DET C. Guillen J. Soria 2% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Tigers 4.

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