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4
Monday, March 31, 2008, 1:08PM
, Comerica Park
Attendance: 44,934, Time of Game: 3:37
Royals
5
1-0
Won 1 
1st
at Tigers
4
0-1
Lost 1 
4th, 1 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10 11    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  2   2  0  0   0  1    5 10  0
Tigers          0  1  0   1  1  0   0  1  0   0  0    4 10  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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 2 -0.023 0.87 0.000 -0.023 -0.3 1 0
   Joey Gathright PH-CF 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .000 .200 .000 .200 16 9 -0.184 1.40 0.005 -0.189 -1.1 3 0
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 4 1 3 1 0 0 5 .750 .800 .750 1.550 22 14 0.372 1.51 0.372 0.000 2.4 2 3 SB,HBP
   Esteban German PR-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 4 0.021 2.38 0.057 -0.036 -0.3 0 0 SB
Alex Gordon 3B 5 1 1 2 0 2 5 .200 .200 .800 1.000 23 11 -0.049 1.92 0.162 -0.210 0.1 0 1 HR
Jose Guillen RF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 18 14 -0.216 1.57 0.000 -0.216 -1.5 4 1
Billy Butler DH 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .200 .200 .200 .400 8 6 -0.143 1.41 0.025 -0.168 -0.7
Mark Teahen LF 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 .333 .600 1.000 1.600 17 7 0.111 1.47 0.183 -0.072 0.4 1 0 3B
Ross Gload 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 .250 .250 .250 .500 10 9 0.049 1.87 0.162 -0.113 -0.0 10 0 SH
John Buck C 5 1 2 1 0 2 5 .400 .400 .400 .800 25 17 -0.106 2.06 0.098 -0.204 -0.4 12 0
Tony Pena SS 5 0 1 1 0 3 5 .200 .200 .200 .400 27 21 0.244 1.71 0.355 -0.110 0.2 0 3
Gil Meche P 0 0
   Brett Tomko P 0 0
   Juan Carlos Oviedo P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
Team Totals 42 5 10 5 3 10 47 .238 .304 .357 .661 173 114 0.076 1.63 1.419 -1.341 -1.0 33 8
3B: M Teahen (1, off A Lopez).
HR: A Gordon (1, off J Verlander, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
SH: R Gload (1, off D Bautista).
HBP: M Grudzielanek (1, by J Verlander).
TB: A Gordon 4; M Teahen 3; M Grudzielanek 3; J Buck 2; B Butler; R Gload; T Pena.
RBI: A Gordon 2 (2); J Buck (1); M Grudzielanek (1); T Pena (1).
2-out RBI: M Grudzielanek; T Pena.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Pena-M Grudzielanek-R Gload.
Outfield Assists: J Guillen (M Ordonez at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: M Grudzielanek (1, 2nd base off J Verlander/I Rodriguez); E German (1, 2nd base off D Bautista/I Rodriguez).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Edgar Renteria SS 5 0 1 1 1 3 6 .200 .333 .200 .533 26 16 -0.245 2.11 0.108 -0.353 -0.1 2 3
Placido Polanco 2B 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 12 11 -0.352 2.11 0.000 -0.352 -2.1 2 3
Gary Sheffield DH 1 0 0 1 4 1 5 .000 .800 .000 .800 31 13 0.188 1.44 0.209 -0.022 1.4
Magglio Ordonez RF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .400 .400 .600 1.000 17 12 -0.222 1.74 0.057 -0.279 -1.2 2 0 2B,GDP
Miguel Cabrera 3B 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .200 .200 .800 1.000 23 14 -0.088 1.31 0.072 -0.160 -0.2 0 0 HR
Carlos Guillen 1B 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .600 .600 1.400 2.000 9 6 0.263 1.35 0.353 -0.090 0.9 8 1 HR,2B
Ivan Rodriguez C 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .200 .200 .200 .400 17 12 -0.104 1.13 0.033 -0.136 -0.6 10 1
Jacque Jones LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 13 10 -0.110 1.05 0.000 -0.110 -1.0 1 0
   Clete Thomas LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 5 3 0.244 3.57 0.244 0.000 0.6 2 0 2B
Brandon Inge CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 5 .333 .500 .667 1.167 19 12 0.003 1.71 0.088 -0.086 0.4 4 1 2B,SH
Justin Verlander P 2 0
   Jason Grilli P 0 1
   Bobby Seay P 0 0
   Aquilino Lopez P 0 0
   Todd Jones P 0 0
   Denny Bautista P 0 0
Team Totals 40 4 10 4 6 11 47 .250 .348 .500 .848 172 109 -0.423 1.63 1.164 -1.588 -2.0 33 10
2B: C Guillen (1, off G Meche); M Ordonez (1, off G Meche); B Inge (1, off G Meche); C Thomas (1, off J Soria).
HR: M Cabrera (1, off G Meche, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); C Guillen (1, off B Tomko, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SH: B Inge (1, off J Soria).
TB: C Guillen 7; M Cabrera 4; M Ordonez 3; B Inge 2; C Thomas 2; E Renteria; I Rodriguez.
GIDP: M Ordonez (1).
RBI: C Guillen (1); E Renteria (1); G Sheffield (1); M Cabrera (1).
2-out RBI: E Renteria; G Sheffield.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
PB: I Rodriguez (1).
E: M Cabrera (1).
Outfield Assists: B Inge (M Teahen at home plate).

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
Gil Meche 6 8 3 3 4 5 1 4.50 29 99 64 33 11 20 7 13 6 0 45 -0.016 1.05 0.3
Brett Tomko, BS (1) 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 4.50 7 32 19 11 3 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 -0.068 1.81 0.1
Juan Carlos Oviedo, W (1-0) 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.00 7 26 16 5 5 6 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.292 1.95 1.1
Joakim Soria, S (1) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 4 15 10 7 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.215 4.92 0.5
Team Totals 11 10 4 4 6 11 2 3.27 47 172 109 56 21 32 12 18 7 0 45 0 0 0.423 1.63 2.0

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
Justin Verlander 6 4 4 4 1 6 1 6.00 25 97 60 33 9 18 10 7 1 0 53 -0.062 1.08 -0.1
Jason Grilli, BS (1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 8 7 6 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 -0.067 2.79 -0.3
Bobby Seay 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 4 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0.115 3.12 0.7
Aquilino Lopez 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 6 11 9 6 1 2 1 5 2 0 2 1 -0.070 1.48 0.1
Todd Jones 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 15 10 10 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.146 1.87 0.5
Denny Bautista, L (0-1) 2 3 1 1 2 3 0 4.50 10 38 25 12 3 10 3 2 1 0 0 0 -0.139 2.60 0.1
Team Totals 11 10 5 5 3 10 1 4.09 47 173 114 68 16 30 16 17 6 0 53 6 2 -0.077 1.63 1.0
J Verlander faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Verlander (1; M Grudzielanek).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Welke, 1B - Chuck Meriwether, 2B - Adrian Johnson, 3B - Bill Welke.
Time of Game: 3:37.
Attendance: 44,934.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 51° F, Wind 16mph in from Leftfield.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t11 4-4 2 -2- 7,(1-2)  R KCR T. Pena D. Bautista 34% 81% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Buck Scores
b8 3-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R DET C. Guillen B. Tomko -29% 39% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b11 4-5 1 --3 6,(2-2)  O DET E. Renteria J. Soria 25% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b11 4-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  DET C. Thomas J. Soria -24% 54% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t7 3-3 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R KCR M. Grudzielanek A. Lopez 18% 68% Single to RF (Line Drive); Gload Scores; Pena to 2B

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' Justin Verlander facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Verlander -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Verlander 2% 50% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR A. Gordon J. Verlander 1% 52% Grudzielanek Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Verlander -3% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Verlander -3% 45% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET E. Renteria G. Meche 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET P. Polanco G. Meche 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  DET G. Sheffield G. Meche -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  DET M. Ordonez G. Meche -2% 46% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Sheffield to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O DET M. Cabrera G. Meche 4% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Butler J. Verlander -2% 48% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Verlander -2% 46% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR R. Gload J. Verlander -1% 45% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  DET C. Guillen G. Meche -6% 39% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b2 0-0 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  O DET I. Rodriguez G. Meche 4% 43% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O DET J. Jones G. Meche 4% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  DET B. Inge G. Meche -1% 46% Walk
b2 0-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R DET E. Renteria G. Meche -10% 35% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Guillen Scores; Inge to 2B
b2 1-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O DET P. Polanco G. Meche 4% 39% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck J. Verlander -3% 37% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR T. Pena J. Verlander -2% 35% Strikeout Swinging
Joey Gathright pinch hits for David DeJesus (CF) batting 1st
t3 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Gathright J. Verlander -1% 33% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 3-4-5
Joey Gathright moves from PH to CF
b3 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET G. Sheffield G. Meche 2% 36% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  DET M. Ordonez G. Meche -4% 32% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b3 1-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O DET M. Cabrera G. Meche 3% 35% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 1-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O DET C. Guillen G. Meche 3% 38% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Ordonez out at Hm/RF-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Verlander 5% 43% Hit By Pitch
t4 0-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Verlander -4% 38% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t4 0-1 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Verlander -4% 35% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Butler J. Verlander 3% 37% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Gordon to 2B
t4 0-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Verlander -5% 32% Groundout: P unassisted (Short 1B Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 7-8-9
b4 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  DET I. Rodriguez G. Meche -3% 28% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b4 1-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O DET J. Jones G. Meche 3% 32% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  DET B. Inge G. Meche -8% 24% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Rodriguez to 3B
b4 1-0 1 -23 5,(3-1)  DET E. Renteria G. Meche -1% 23% Walk
b4 1-0 1 123 2,(0-1)  O DET P. Polanco G. Meche 7% 30% Lineout: RF
b4 1-0 2 123 6,(3-2)  R DET G. Sheffield G. Meche -9% 21% Walk; Rodriguez Scores; Inge to 3B; Renteria to 2B
b4 2-0 2 123 5,(2-2)  O DET M. Ordonez G. Meche 5% 26% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR R. Gload J. Verlander -3% 23% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t5 0-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Buck J. Verlander -2% 21% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-2 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pena J. Verlander -1% 19% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 5-6-7
b5 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R DET M. Cabrera G. Meche -7% 12% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b5 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET C. Guillen G. Meche 1% 13% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
b5 3-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET I. Rodriguez G. Meche 1% 14% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
b5 3-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET J. Jones G. Meche 1% 14% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 1-2-3
t6 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Gathright J. Verlander -3% 12% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 0-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Verlander 3% 15% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t6 0-3 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR KCR A. Gordon J. Verlander 16% 31% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Grudzielanek Scores
t6 2-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Verlander -3% 28% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t6 2-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Butler J. Verlander -2% 26% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Gil Meche facing 9-1-2
b6 3-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET B. Inge G. Meche 2% 29% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b6 3-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET E. Renteria G. Meche 2% 30% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b6 3-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET P. Polanco G. Meche 1% 31% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 6-7-8
t7 2-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Teahen J. Verlander 7% 38% Walk
t7 2-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR R. Gload J. Verlander 16% 55% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Teahen to 3B
Jason Grilli replaces Justin Verlander pitching
t7 2-3 0 1-3 5,(1-2)  R KCR J. Buck J. Grilli 10% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive); Teahen Scores; Gload to 2B
t7 3-3 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Pena J. Grilli -3% 61% Groundout: P-2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B); Gload to 3B
Bobby Seay replaces Jason Grilli pitching
t7 3-3 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Gathright B. Seay -11% 50% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
Aquilino Lopez replaces Bobby Seay pitching
t7 3-3 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R KCR M. Grudzielanek A. Lopez 18% 68% Single to RF (Line Drive); Gload Scores; Pena to 2B
t7 4-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Gordon A. Lopez -5% 62% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Brett Tomko facing 3-4-5
Brett Tomko replaces Gil Meche pitching
b7 3-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  DET G. Sheffield B. Tomko -7% 55% Walk
b7 3-4 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  OO DET M. Ordonez B. Tomko 16% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
b7 3-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O DET M. Cabrera B. Tomko 3% 74% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Tigers' Aquilino Lopez facing 4-5-6
t8 4-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Guillen A. Lopez -2% 71% Popfly: 1B (Deep 2B-1B)
t8 4-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Butler A. Lopez -2% 69% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t8 4-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Teahen A. Lopez 3% 73% Triple to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t8 4-3 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O KCR R. Gload A. Lopez -5% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Brett Tomko facing 6-7-8
b8 3-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R DET C. Guillen B. Tomko -29% 39% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b8 4-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET I. Rodriguez B. Tomko 5% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 4-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET J. Jones B. Tomko 4% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b8 4-4 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O DET B. Inge B. Tomko 3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Tigers' Todd Jones facing 8-9-1
Todd Jones replaces Aquilino Lopez pitching
Clete Thomas replaces Jacque Jones playing LF batting 8th
t9 4-4 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck T. Jones -6% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 4-4 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR T. Pena T. Jones -5% 39% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Gathright T. Jones -4% 35% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Juan Carlos Oviedo facing 1-2-3
Juan Carlos Oviedo replaces Brett Tomko pitching
b9 4-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET E. Renteria J. Oviedo 6% 41% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET P. Polanco J. Oviedo 5% 46% Lineout: 2B
b9 4-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  DET G. Sheffield J. Oviedo -3% 43% Walk
b9 4-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET M. Ordonez J. Oviedo 7% 50% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 4.
Top of the 10th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Tigers' Denny Bautista facing 2-3-4
Denny Bautista replaces Todd Jones pitching
t10 4-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Grudzielanek D. Bautista 8% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
Esteban German pinch runs for Mark Grudzielanek (2B) batting 2nd
t10 4-4 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon D. Bautista -3% 56% Strikeout Looking, German Steals 2B
t10 4-4 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Guillen D. Bautista -9% 46% Strikeout Looking
t10 4-4 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Butler D. Bautista -11% 35% Lineout: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 10th, Tigers Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Juan Carlos Oviedo facing 5-6-7
Esteban German moves from PR to 2B
b10 4-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET M. Cabrera J. Oviedo 6% 41% Strikeout Swinging
b10 4-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET C. Guillen J. Oviedo 5% 46% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b10 4-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET I. Rodriguez J. Oviedo 4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 4.
Top of the 11th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Tigers' Denny Bautista facing 6-7-8
t11 4-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Teahen D. Bautista 8% 58% Walk
t11 4-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR R. Gload D. Bautista -3% 56% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); Teahen to 2B
t11 4-4 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Buck D. Bautista -9% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Teahen out at Hm/CF-C; Buck to 2B/Adv on throw
t11 4-4 2 -2- 7,(1-2)  R KCR T. Pena D. Bautista 34% 81% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Buck Scores
t11 5-4 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Gathright D. Bautista 1% 82% Passed Ball; Pena to 2B
t11 5-4 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Gathright D. Bautista 0% 82% Walk
t11 5-4 2 12- 4,(0-2)  O KCR E. German D. Bautista -4% 78% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 11th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 8-9-1
Joakim Soria replaces Juan Carlos Oviedo pitching
b11 4-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  DET C. Thomas J. Soria -24% 54% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b11 4-5 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O DET B. Inge J. Soria 4% 58% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); Thomas to 3B
b11 4-5 1 --3 6,(2-2)  O DET E. Renteria J. Soria 25% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b11 4-5 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O DET P. Polanco J. Soria 17% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 4.

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