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Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 7:05PM
, Comerica Park
Attendance: 29,104, Time of Game: 2:26
Royals
1
36-48
 Lost 2 
4th, 10 GB
at Tigers
3
46-38
 Won 2 
1st
W: Luke French (1-0)
L: Zack Greinke (10-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  6  0
Tigers          2  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  X    3  7  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David DeJesus LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .714 20 12 -0.095 0.90 0.000 -0.095 -0.9 3 0
Willie Bloomquist SS-RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .278 .707 24 15 -0.083 0.80 0.000 -0.083 -0.8 1 1
Billy Butler 1B 4 0 3 0 0 1 .293 .801 14 7 0.065 0.49 0.080 -0.015 0.8 5 1 3·2B
Jose Guillen DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .695 13 9 -0.139 1.23 0.000 -0.139 -1.3
Mark Teahen 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .284 .783 15 11 -0.103 0.96 0.000 -0.103 -1.0 0 3
Miguel Olivo C 4 0 1 0 0 2 .249 .766 15 12 -0.028 0.68 0.026 -0.054 -0.3 12 0
Alberto Callaspo 2B 3 1 1 1 0 0 .301 .811 8 5 0.030 0.73 0.069 -0.039 0.6 0 0 HR
Ryan Freel CF 2 0 1 0 1 0 .167 .465 14 9 0.036 0.89 0.061 -0.024 0.2 0 0
Mitch Maier RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .601 8 5 -0.060 1.15 0.000 -0.060 -0.6 2 0
   Brayan Pena PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .319 .885 3 2 -0.080 1.83 0.000 -0.080 -0.6 GDP
   Tony Pena SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .089 .239 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Zack Greinke P 1 0
   Juan Cruz P 0 0
   John Bale P 0 1
Team Totals 32 1 6 1 1 7 .188 .587 134 87 -0.457 0.89 0.236 -0.692 -3.9 24 6
2B: B Butler 3 (26, 3 off L French).
HR: A Callaspo (6, off L French; 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: B Butler 6; A Callaspo 4; R Freel; M Olivo.
GIDP: B Pena (2).
RBI: A Callaspo (33).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 5.

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Curtis Granderson CF 3 1 0 0 1 1 .255 .796 21 11 -0.008 0.64 0.034 -0.043 -0.5 3 0
Placido Polanco 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 .265 .714 11 7 0.078 0.73 0.109 -0.031 0.8 2 4
Miguel Cabrera 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 .323 .928 17 10 -0.063 0.73 0.018 -0.081 -0.8 11 0
Marcus Thames DH 4 0 0 1 0 2 .248 .828 16 11 -0.038 0.69 0.000 -0.038 -1.0
Clete Thomas RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 .237 .720 18 10 0.051 0.53 0.080 -0.028 0.2 2 0
Brandon Inge 3B 3 0 0 0 1 3 .264 .860 18 10 -0.017 0.35 0.010 -0.027 -0.3 0 3
Josh Anderson LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 .252 .611 14 8 0.011 0.61 0.043 -0.032 -0.1 1 0 2B
Gerald Laird C 3 0 2 0 0 0 .243 .695 3 3 0.053 0.50 0.059 -0.007 0.9 7 0
Ramon Santiago SS 2 0 0 1 0 2 .269 .756 8 7 -0.023 0.60 0.000 -0.023 -0.7 1 0 SF
Luke French P 0 2
   Fu-Te Ni P 0 0
   Brandon Lyon P 0 0
   Fernando Rodney P 0 0
Team Totals 30 3 7 3 2 12 .233 .539 126 77 0.044 0.60 0.353 -0.310 -1.4 27 9
2B: J Anderson (4, off Z Greinke).
SF: R Santiago (2, off Z Greinke).
TB: G Laird 2; J Anderson 2; P Polanco 2; M Cabrera; C Thomas.
RBI: C Thomas (18); M Thames (19); R Santiago (25).
2-out RBI: C Thomas.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Inge-P Polanco-M Cabrera.

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
Zack Greinke, L (10-5) 6 7 3 3 2 9 0 2.12 27 100 61 32 13 16 7 9 2 0 53 -0.088 0.67 0.3
Juan Cruz 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.30 4 18 11 8 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.034 0.32 0.8
John Bale 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.08 2 8 5 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.009 0.18 0.3
Team Totals 8 7 3 3 2 12 0 3.38 33 126 77 44 16 17 8 11 2 0 53 0 0 -0.045 0.60 1.4

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
Luke French, W (1-0) 6.1 6 1 1 1 2 1 1.93 26 101 64 41 7 16 8 15 4 0 58 0.214 0.82 2.3
Fu-Te Ni, H (1) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.50 2 8 6 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.119 1.67 0.8
Brandon Lyon, H (6) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.77 2 11 7 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.041 0.79 0.3
Fernando Rodney, S (19) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.03 3 14 10 4 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.081 1.03 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 1 7 1 1.00 33 134 87 49 16 22 9 16 4 0 58 1 0 0.455 0.89 3.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Adrian Johnson, 1B - Jim Wolf, 2B - Brian O'Nora, 3B - Fieldin Culbreth.
Time of Game: 2:26.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 4mph in unknown direction, Cloudy.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  DET P. Polanco Z. Greinke 10% 68% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Granderson to 3B; Polanco to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
t7 1-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR B. Pena F. Ni 8% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 1-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R DET C. Thomas Z. Greinke 8% 71% Single to CF (Line Drive); Polanco Scores
t7 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R KCR A. Callaspo L. French -7% 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b1 0-0 0 -23 4,(2-1)  O DET M. Cabrera Z. Greinke -5% 63% Flyball: RF

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' Luke French facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus L. French 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist L. French 2% 54% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Butler L. French -2% 52% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Guillen L. French 3% 55% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  DET C. Granderson Z. Greinke 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  DET P. Polanco Z. Greinke 10% 68% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Granderson to 3B; Polanco to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b1 0-0 0 -23 4,(2-1)  O DET M. Cabrera Z. Greinke -5% 63% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RO DET M. Thames Z. Greinke -0% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Granderson Scores
b1 1-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R DET C. Thomas Z. Greinke 8% 71% Single to CF (Line Drive); Polanco Scores
b1 2-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Inge Z. Greinke -2% 69% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Luke French facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen L. French 2% 71% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t2 0-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Olivo L. French -3% 69% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t2 0-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo L. French 3% 72% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 0-2 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  KCR R. Freel L. French -2% 70% Walk; Olivo to 2B
t2 0-2 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Maier L. French 4% 74% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  DET J. Anderson Z. Greinke 4% 78% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to LF Line)
b2 2-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  DET G. Laird Z. Greinke 4% 83% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home); Anderson to 3B
b2 2-0 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO DET R. Santiago Z. Greinke -0% 82% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Anderson Scores; Laird to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b2 3-0 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  O DET C. Granderson Z. Greinke -2% 81% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF); Laird to 3B
b2 3-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O DET P. Polanco Z. Greinke -2% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 3.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Luke French facing 1-2-3
t3 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus L. French 2% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist L. French 2% 82% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t3 0-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Butler L. French -2% 80% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t3 0-3 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Guillen L. French 3% 83% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 3-4-5
b3 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  DET M. Cabrera Z. Greinke 2% 85% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
b3 3-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O DET M. Thames Z. Greinke -2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b3 3-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O DET C. Thomas Z. Greinke -2% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b3 3-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  DET B. Inge Z. Greinke 1% 83% Walk; Cabrera to 2B
b3 3-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O DET J. Anderson Z. Greinke -2% 81% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 3.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Luke French facing 5-6-7
t4 0-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen L. French 2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Olivo L. French 2% 84% Flyball: CF
t4 0-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo L. French 1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 8-9-1
b4 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  DET G. Laird Z. Greinke 2% 87% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
b4 3-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O DET R. Santiago Z. Greinke -2% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b4 3-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O DET C. Granderson Z. Greinke -1% 84% Strikeout Looking
b4 3-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  DET P. Polanco Z. Greinke 1% 85% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Laird to 3B
b4 3-0 2 1-3 7,(3-2)  O DET M. Cabrera Z. Greinke -3% 83% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Luke French facing 8-9-1
t5 0-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR R. Freel L. French 2% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Maier L. French 2% 87% Popfly: SS (Weak SS-2B)
t5 0-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus L. French 1% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 4-5-6
b5 3-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET M. Thames Z. Greinke -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b5 3-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET C. Thomas Z. Greinke -1% 86% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b5 3-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Inge Z. Greinke -1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Luke French facing 2-3-4
t6 0-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist L. French 3% 88% Lineout: 1B (Weak SS-2B)
t6 0-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Butler L. French -4% 84% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t6 0-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Guillen L. French 4% 88% Flyball: LF
t6 0-3 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen L. French 3% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 7-8-9
b6 3-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET J. Anderson Z. Greinke -1% 90% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b6 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET G. Laird Z. Greinke -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b6 3-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET R. Santiago Z. Greinke -0% 89% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Luke French facing 6-7-8
t7 0-3 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O KCR M. Olivo L. French 3% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t7 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R KCR A. Callaspo L. French -7% 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t7 1-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR R. Freel L. French -4% 80% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Fu-Te Ni replaces Luke French pitching
Brayan Pena pinch hits for Mitch Maier (RF) batting 9th
t7 1-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR B. Pena F. Ni 8% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Juan Cruz facing 1-2-3
Juan Cruz replaces Zack Greinke pitching
Tony Pena replaces Brayan Pena (PH) playing SS batting 9th
Willie Bloomquist moves from SS to RF
b7 3-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET C. Granderson J. Cruz -1% 87% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
b7 3-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET P. Polanco J. Cruz -1% 86% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
b7 3-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET M. Cabrera J. Cruz -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Fu-Te Ni facing 1-2-3
t8 1-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus F. Ni 4% 89% Strikeout Swinging
Brandon Lyon replaces Fu-Te Ni pitching
t8 1-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist B. Lyon 3% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t8 1-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler B. Lyon 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Juan Cruz facing 4-5-6
b8 3-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET M. Thames J. Cruz -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
John Bale replaces Juan Cruz pitching
b8 3-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET C. Thomas J. Bale -1% 92% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
b8 3-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET B. Inge J. Bale -0% 92% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Fernando Rodney facing 4-5-6
Fernando Rodney replaces Brandon Lyon pitching
t9 1-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen F. Rodney 4% 96% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
t9 1-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen F. Rodney 3% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 1-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Olivo F. Rodney 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.

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