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@BAL
11
6
CLE
@BOS
4
5
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@DET
10
4
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@MIN
2
3
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@SEA
6
5
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@TEX
4
14
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6
2
 
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0
5
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4
12
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2
4
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9
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10
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@SFG
15
6
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@STL
2
4
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@WSN
9
4
Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 7:05PM
, Comerica Park
Attendance: 35,899, Time of Game: 2:58
Royals
10
73-86
 Won 3 
4th, 14 GB
at Tigers
4
71-86
 Lost 6 
5th, 15 GB
W: Brian Bannister (9-16)
L: Nate Robertson (7-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  0   1  7  0   1  0  0   10 13  0
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  3    4 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 RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .307 .366 .452 .818 7 4 -0.023 0.87 0.000 -0.023 -0.3
   Joey Gathright CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .254 .311 .272 .584 8 6 -0.003 0.46 0.025 -0.028 0.4 3 0
Esteban German LF 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 .247 .304 .340 .643 19 10 -0.008 0.55 0.027 -0.035 -0.8 2 0
Mike Aviles 2B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .322 .351 .469 .821 17 13 0.001 0.61 0.045 -0.044 0.2 0 3
Jose Guillen DH 5 1 0 1 0 2 5 .263 .300 .439 .739 19 13 -0.037 0.75 0.012 -0.049 -1.1
Ryan Shealy 1B 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .306 .368 .661 1.029 17 9 0.019 0.60 0.036 -0.018 0.1 9 0
   Kila Ka'aihue PH-1B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .316 .381 .474 .855 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.1 1 0
Alex Gordon 3B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .261 .352 .435 .787 10 7 0.052 0.81 0.071 -0.019 1.3 0 1
   Jason Smith PR-3B 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .192 .192 .269 .462 4 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
John Buck C 3 1 2 2 2 0 5 .223 .304 .364 .668 29 13 0.159 0.62 0.159 0.000 2.5 8 0
Tony Pena SS 4 1 1 2 1 2 5 .165 .185 .205 .391 16 9 0.065 0.61 0.085 -0.020 1.0 2 4
Mitch Maier CF-RF 5 1 2 3 0 2 5 .296 .321 .333 .655 18 13 0.035 0.41 0.058 -0.024 1.8 2 0 3B
Brian Bannister P 0 1
   Kip Wells P 0 0
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
Team Totals 40 10 13 10 5 10 45 .325 .400 .375 .775 165 101 0.260 0.58 0.518 -0.260 5.1 27 9
3B: M Maier (1, off C Lambert).
TB: M Maier 4; J Buck 2; J Gathright 2; A Gordon 2; M Aviles 2; K Ka'aihue; T Pena; R Shealy.
RBI: M Maier 3 (9); T Pena 2 (14); J Buck 2 (48); J Gathright (22); J Guillen (96); A Gordon (58).
2-out RBI: M Maier 3; J Buck 2; T Pena 2; A Gordon; J Gathright.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 6 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Pena-R Shealy.

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 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .285 .367 .494 .862 10 8 -0.061 0.80 0.000 -0.061 -0.9 0 0
   Mike Hessman 3B 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 .269 .345 .769 1.114 10 9 0.000 0.01 0.001 -0.001 0.5 0 2 HR
Placido Polanco 2B 5 1 2 3 0 0 5 .307 .349 .417 .767 16 8 0.006 0.34 0.024 -0.018 2.3 2 2 HR
Magglio Ordonez RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .318 .376 .494 .870 7 5 -0.063 1.19 0.000 -0.063 -0.6 1 1
   Ryan Raburn RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .231 .293 .373 .666 10 7 -0.003 0.03 0.000 -0.003 -0.6 0 0
Miguel Cabrera 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .295 .353 .540 .894 17 10 -0.053 0.55 0.002 -0.056 0.0 10 1
Matthew Joyce LF 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .260 .345 .506 .851 21 14 0.011 0.41 0.032 -0.021 -0.5 1 0
Jeff Larish DH 4 0 3 0 0 1 4 .268 .317 .392 .709 19 12 0.093 0.50 0.093 0.000 0.8
Edgar Renteria SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .270 .317 .380 .698 11 8 -0.170 1.57 0.000 -0.170 -1.5 2 3 GDP
   Ramon Santiago SS 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .284 .409 .404 .813 6 3 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.003 -0.1 0 1
Brandon Inge 3B-CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .207 .302 .371 .673 15 10 -0.031 0.30 0.000 -0.031 -1.1 1 0
Dane Sardinha C 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .146 .205 .195 .400 24 11 0.033 0.22 0.033 0.000 0.8 10 1
Nate Robertson P 0 1
   Chris Lambert P 0 1
   Freddy Dolsi P 0 0
Team Totals 37 4 11 4 2 8 39 .297 .333 .459 .793 166 105 -0.240 0.46 0.185 -0.427 -0.9 27 13
HR: M Hessman (4, off K Wells, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); P Polanco (8, off R Mahay, 9th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: P Polanco 5; M Hessman 4; J Larish 3; M Cabrera 2; R Santiago; D Sardinha; M Joyce.
GIDP: E Renteria (18).
RBI: P Polanco 3 (58); M Hessman (6).
2-out RBI: P Polanco 3; M Hessman.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
E: N Robertson (1).
Outfield Assists: M Ordonez (T Pena at 2nd base).

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
Brian Bannister, W (9-16) 6 7 0 0 1 4 0 5.76 25 102 67 43 7 17 9 11 6 0 61 0.239 0.70 3.3
Kip Wells 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 6.21 4 19 11 9 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 -0.5
Jimmy Gobble 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 9.20 4 19 11 5 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Ron Mahay 1 2 3 3 1 2 1 3.22 6 26 16 10 4 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.01 -2.5
Team Totals 9 11 4 4 2 8 2 4.00 39 166 105 67 14 24 12 17 7 0 61 0 0 0.241 0.46 0.9

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
Nate Robertson, L (7-11) 4.2 7 8 7 4 3 0 6.35 25 88 53 32 6 15 10 8 3 0 19 -0.205 0.99 -3.1
Chris Lambert 2.1 5 2 2 1 3 0 5.79 13 50 30 21 5 4 7 2 2 0 3 3 -0.055 0.10 -3.1
Freddy Dolsi 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 3.83 7 27 18 8 7 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 1.1
Team Totals 9 13 10 9 5 10 0 9.00 45 165 101 61 18 22 18 12 5 0 19 3 3 -0.260 0.58 -5.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tom Hallion, 1B - Brian O'Nora, 2B - Paul Nauert, 3B - Jerry Crawford.
Time of Game: 2:58.
Attendance: 35,899.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 76° F, Wind 8mph from Right to Left, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-2 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  OO DET E. Renteria B. Bannister 14% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t4 1-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R KCR J. Buck N. Robertson 10% 70% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Shealy Scores
b4 0-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  DET J. Larish B. Bannister -8% 60% Single to RF (Line Drive); Joyce to 3B
t2 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RO KCR T. Pena N. Robertson 6% 55% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Gordon Scores/unER; Buck to 3B; Pena out at 2B/RF-SS
t5 3-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  R KCR A. Gordon N. Robertson 6% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive); German Scores; Guillen to 3B; Shealy 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' Nate Robertson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus N. Robertson -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR E. German N. Robertson -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR M. Aviles N. Robertson -1% 45% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
Joey Gathright replaces David DeJesus (RF) playing CF batting 1st
Mitch Maier moves from CF to RF
b1 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O DET C. Granderson B. Bannister 2% 47% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET P. Polanco B. Bannister 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET M. Ordonez B. Bannister 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Guillen N. Robertson -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR R. Shealy N. Robertson -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Gordon N. Robertson 1% 47% Reached on E1 (catch) (Ground Ball to 2B-1B to 1B)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Buck N. Robertson 2% 49% Walk; Gordon to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RO KCR T. Pena N. Robertson 6% 55% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Gordon Scores/unER; Buck to 3B; Pena out at 2B/RF-SS
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET M. Cabrera B. Bannister 3% 58% Lineout: LF
b2 0-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O DET M. Joyce B. Bannister 2% 60% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  DET J. Larish B. Bannister -1% 58% Single to LF (Fly Ball)
b2 0-1 2 1-- 9,(3-2)  O DET E. Renteria B. Bannister 3% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Maier N. Robertson -2% 59% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
t3 1-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Gathright N. Robertson 2% 61% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t3 1-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR E. German N. Robertson -2% 59% Bunt Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home); Gathright to 2B
t3 1-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Aviles N. Robertson -3% 56% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET B. Inge B. Bannister 3% 59% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 0-1 1 --- 8,(2-2)  DET D. Sardinha B. Bannister -3% 56% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b3 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET C. Granderson B. Bannister 3% 59% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
b3 0-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  DET P. Polanco B. Bannister -2% 57% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Sardinha to 2B
b3 0-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O DET M. Ordonez B. Bannister 5% 62% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Guillen N. Robertson -2% 59% Flyball: RF
t4 1-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR R. Shealy N. Robertson 3% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Gordon N. Robertson -2% 60% Bunt Groundout: P-1B; Shealy to 2B
t4 1-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R KCR J. Buck N. Robertson 10% 70% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Shealy Scores
t4 2-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pena N. Robertson -2% 68% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 4-5-6
b4 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET M. Cabrera B. Bannister 3% 71% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  DET M. Joyce B. Bannister -3% 68% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b4 0-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  DET J. Larish B. Bannister -8% 60% Single to RF (Line Drive); Joyce to 3B
b4 0-2 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  OO DET E. Renteria B. Bannister 14% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 9-1-2
t5 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Maier N. Robertson 3% 77% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t5 2-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Gathright N. Robertson -3% 74% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t5 2-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR E. German N. Robertson 3% 77% Walk; Maier to 2B
t5 2-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Aviles N. Robertson 4% 82% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Maier to 3B; German to 2B
t5 2-0 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO KCR J. Guillen N. Robertson 1% 83% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Deep SS); Maier Scores; German to 3B
t5 3-0 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  KCR R. Shealy N. Robertson 1% 84% Walk; Guillen to 2B
t5 3-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  R KCR A. Gordon N. Robertson 6% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive); German Scores; Guillen to 3B; Shealy to 2B
t5 4-0 2 123 7,(3-2)  R KCR J. Buck N. Robertson 4% 94% Walk; Guillen Scores; Shealy to 3B; Gordon to 2B
Chris Lambert replaces Nate Robertson pitching
t5 5-0 2 123 5,(3-1)  R KCR T. Pena C. Lambert 3% 96% Walk; Shealy Scores; Gordon to 3B; Buck to 2B
t5 6-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  RRR KCR M. Maier C. Lambert 3% 99% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Gordon Scores; Buck Scores; Pena Scores
t5 9-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Gathright C. Lambert -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
7 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-9, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 8-9-1
b5 0-9 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET B. Inge B. Bannister 0% 99% Flyball: RF
b5 0-9 1 --- 4,(3-0)  DET D. Sardinha B. Bannister -0% 99% Walk
b5 0-9 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O DET C. Granderson B. Bannister 0% 99% Flyball: CF
b5 0-9 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O DET P. Polanco B. Bannister 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Tigers 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-0, Tigers' Chris Lambert facing 2-3-4
Ramon Santiago replaces Edgar Renteria playing SS batting 7th
Ryan Raburn replaces Magglio Ordonez playing RF batting 3rd
t6 9-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR E. German C. Lambert -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t6 9-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR M. Aviles C. Lambert 0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t6 9-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen C. Lambert -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t6 9-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR R. Shealy C. Lambert -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-9, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 3-4-5
b6 0-9 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET R. Raburn B. Bannister 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b6 0-9 1 --- 5,(3-1)  DET M. Cabrera B. Bannister -0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 0-9 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O DET M. Joyce B. Bannister 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b6 0-9 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  DET J. Larish B. Bannister -0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Cabrera to 2B
b6 0-9 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O DET R. Santiago B. Bannister 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 9, Tigers 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-0, Tigers' Chris Lambert facing 6-7-8
Mike Hessman replaces Curtis Granderson (CF) playing 3B batting 1st
Brandon Inge moves from 3B to CF
t7 9-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR A. Gordon C. Lambert 0% 100% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
Jason Smith pinch runs for Alex Gordon (3B) batting 6th
t7 9-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Buck C. Lambert 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Smith to 2B
t7 9-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Pena C. Lambert 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS); Smith to 3B; Buck to 2B
t7 9-0 1 -23 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Maier C. Lambert -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t7 9-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Gathright C. Lambert 0% 100% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Smith Scores; Buck to 3B
t7 10-0 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  O KCR E. German C. Lambert -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 10, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-10, Royals' Kip Wells facing 8-9-1
Kip Wells replaces Brian Bannister pitching
Jason Smith moves from PR to 3B
b7 0-10 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET B. Inge K. Wells 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 0-10 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O DET D. Sardinha K. Wells 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b7 0-10 2 --- 6,(1-2)  R DET M. Hessman K. Wells -0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b7 1-10 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O DET P. Polanco K. Wells 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, Tigers 1.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 10-1, Tigers' Freddy Dolsi facing 3-4-5
Freddy Dolsi replaces Chris Lambert pitching
t8 10-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Aviles F. Dolsi -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t8 10-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen F. Dolsi 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
Kila Ka'aihue pinch hits for Ryan Shealy (1B) batting 5th
t8 10-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR K. Ka'aihue F. Dolsi 0% 100% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t8 10-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Smith F. Dolsi -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 10, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-10, Royals' Jimmy Gobble facing 3-4-5
Jimmy Gobble replaces Kip Wells pitching
Kila Ka'aihue moves from PH to 1B
b8 1-10 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET R. Raburn J. Gobble 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b8 1-10 1 --- 7,(3-2)  DET M. Cabrera J. Gobble -0% 100% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b8 1-10 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O DET M. Joyce J. Gobble 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b8 1-10 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O DET J. Larish J. Gobble 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 10, Tigers 1.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 10-1, Tigers' Freddy Dolsi facing 7-8-9
t9 10-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Buck F. Dolsi -0% 100% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
t9 10-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR T. Pena F. Dolsi 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 10-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier F. Dolsi 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-10, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 7-8-9
Ron Mahay replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
b9 1-10 0 --- 2,(1-0)  DET R. Santiago R. Mahay -0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b9 1-10 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O DET B. Inge R. Mahay 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 1-10 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  DET D. Sardinha R. Mahay -0% 100% Walk; Santiago to 2B
b9 1-10 1 12- 4,(0-2)  O DET M. Hessman R. Mahay 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 1-10 2 12- 2,(1-0)  RRR DET P. Polanco R. Mahay -0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Santiago Scores; Sardinha Scores
b9 4-10 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET R. Raburn R. Mahay 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, Tigers 4.

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