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3
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@BOS
4
3
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9
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2
5
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3
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Thursday, September 17, 2009, 1:07PM
, Comerica Park
Attendance: 26,457, Time of Game: 3:05
Royals
9
59-87
 Won 1 
5th, 19 GB
at Tigers
2
78-68
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Zack Greinke (14-8)
L: Edwin Jackson (12-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          2  0  3   0  0  3   0  1  0    9 12  0
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    2  7  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Bloomquist RF 5 2 4 0 0 0 6 .273 .315 .370 .685 25 16 0.045 0.34 0.050 -0.005 1.2 2 0 HBP
Mitch Maier LF 4 0 0 0 2 2 6 .250 .333 .357 .690 23 10 -0.074 0.51 0.003 -0.077 -0.3 1 0
Billy Butler 1B 5 2 1 0 0 0 5 .298 .352 .478 .830 21 14 0.053 0.45 0.062 -0.010 -0.6 8 0
Mike Jacobs DH 3 0 0 0 2 2 5 .234 .304 .409 .713 24 11 -0.072 0.65 0.003 -0.075 -0.0
Alberto Callaspo 2B 4 1 2 3 1 0 5 .299 .353 .450 .804 23 12 0.198 0.57 0.204 -0.006 2.4 0 3 2B
Miguel Olivo C 5 1 1 3 0 2 5 .248 .282 .488 .769 19 14 0.123 0.54 0.157 -0.034 0.7 10 1 HR
   Brayan Pena C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .314 .447 .761 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
Alex Gordon 3B 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .205 .319 .333 .652 17 8 -0.019 0.23 0.007 -0.025 -0.7 0 0
   Luis Hernandez 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .213 .186 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Yuniesky Betancourt SS 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .241 .274 .346 .620 15 13 0.026 0.20 0.033 -0.006 0.3 2 1
Josh Anderson CF 5 1 1 3 0 2 5 .241 .279 .305 .584 19 12 0.005 0.33 0.029 -0.024 1.2 1 0 HR
Zack Greinke P 0 1
   Bruce Chen P 0 0
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
Team Totals 40 9 12 9 6 10 47 .300 .404 .475 .879 186 110 0.285 0.42 0.548 -0.262 4.1 27 7
2B: A Callaspo (36, off E Jackson).
HR: M Olivo (21, off E Jackson, 3rd inn, 2 on, 1 out to CF); J Anderson (1, off A Galarraga, 6th inn, 2 on, 1 out to RF).
HBP: W Bloomquist (1, by A Galarraga).
TB: M Olivo 4; W Bloomquist 4; J Anderson 4; A Callaspo 3; Y Betancourt 2; A Gordon; B Butler.
RBI: J Anderson 3 (23); A Callaspo 3 (65); M Olivo 3 (58).
2-out RBI: A Callaspo 2.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 5 for 13.

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 0 0 0 2 4 .248 .331 .455 .786 16 11 -0.055 0.53 0.000 -0.055 -0.9 4 0
   Clete Thomas CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .241 .329 .391 .720 5 4 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.8 0 0
Placido Polanco 2B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .278 .323 .400 .723 20 10 0.000 0.35 0.020 -0.019 0.2 0 1
   Wilkin Ramirez RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .385 .818 1.203 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Carlos Guillen LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .239 .328 .402 .730 15 11 -0.046 0.44 0.000 -0.046 -1.1 1 0
Miguel Cabrera 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .332 .403 .555 .958 11 7 -0.026 0.42 0.016 -0.042 1.1 5 0 HR
   Marcus Thames 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .315 .463 .777 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Aubrey Huff DH 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .246 .311 .396 .707 15 10 0.014 0.29 0.029 -0.016 0.5
Alex Avila C 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .286 .359 .625 .984 17 9 -0.029 0.43 0.008 -0.037 -0.7 10 0
Don Kelly RF-2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .241 .293 .333 .626 12 8 -0.044 0.41 0.002 -0.046 -0.2 2 0
Brandon Inge 3B 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .234 .321 .425 .746 12 8 -0.036 0.60 0.026 -0.062 -0.7 2 0 CS
   Brent Dlugach 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 4 -0.003 0.11 0.000 -0.003 -0.7 0 1
Ramon Santiago SS 2 0 1 0 2 1 4 .259 .316 .397 .713 19 9 0.012 0.22 0.022 -0.010 0.5 1 3
Edwin Jackson P 0 0
   Armando Galarraga P 0 0
   Alfredo Figaro P 0 0
   Jeremy Bonderman P 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 7 2 4 13 37 .212 .297 .303 .600 148 91 -0.215 0.40 0.123 -0.338 -2.9 27 5
HR: M Cabrera (30, off B Chen, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
TB: M Cabrera 4; A Huff 2; R Santiago; B Inge; D Kelly; P Polanco.
RBI: M Cabrera 2 (91).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Baserunning
CS: B Inge (5, 2nd base by Z Greinke/M Olivo).

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, W (14-8) 5 3 0 0 2 8 0 2.14 19 77 46 24 5 17 3 6 5 0 67 0.202 0.65 2.7
Bruce Chen 1.2 2 2 2 1 1 1 5.78 8 28 17 11 2 4 2 4 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.17 -1.2
Kyle Farnsworth 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.63 4 20 12 8 1 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.010 0.09 0.8
Joakim Soria 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 2.49 6 23 16 7 4 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.002 0.07 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 4 13 1 2.00 37 148 91 50 12 29 8 12 7 0 67 1 0 0.215 0.40 2.9

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
Edwin Jackson, L (12-7) 5 6 5 5 1 6 1 3.37 23 96 61 38 12 11 6 10 5 0 40 -0.246 0.79 -2.3
Armando Galarraga 0.1 3 3 3 1 1 1 5.64 6 21 11 6 2 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 -0.044 0.16 -3.4
Alfredo Figaro 2 1 1 1 4 1 0 6.92 11 45 21 10 4 7 2 4 1 0 2 0 0.004 0.07 0.4
Jeremy Bonderman 1.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 9.31 7 24 17 10 3 4 2 3 2 0 3 1 0.000 0.03 1.2
Team Totals 9 12 9 9 6 10 2 9.00 47 186 110 64 21 25 11 19 10 0 40 5 1 -0.286 0.42 -4.1
Balks: None.
WP: J Soria (3).
HBP: A Galarraga (5; W Bloomquist).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Emmel, 1B - Scott Barry, 2B - Gary Darling, 3B - Bruce Dreckman.
Time of Game: 3:05.
Attendance: 26,457.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 2mph out to Rightfield, Cloudy.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RR KCR A. Callaspo E. Jackson 17% 67% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Bloomquist Scores; Butler Scores
t3 2-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR KCR M. Olivo E. Jackson 16% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Butler Scores; Callaspo Scores
t1 0-0 1 12- 7,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs E. Jackson -4% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O DET R. Santiago Z. Greinke 4% 90% Inge Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t2 2-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier E. Jackson -4% 65% Strikeout Swinging

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' Edwin Jackson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist E. Jackson 3% 53% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Maier E. Jackson -3% 50% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Butler E. Jackson 3% 54% Fielder's Choice SS; Bloomquist to 2B; Butler to 1B
t1 0-0 1 12- 7,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs E. Jackson -4% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RR KCR A. Callaspo E. Jackson 17% 67% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Bloomquist Scores; Butler Scores
t1 2-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Olivo E. Jackson -3% 64% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET C. Granderson Z. Greinke 2% 66% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET P. Polanco Z. Greinke 2% 68% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET C. Guillen Z. Greinke 1% 69% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Edwin Jackson facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Gordon E. Jackson -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR Y. Betancourt E. Jackson 2% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t2 2-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Anderson E. Jackson -1% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B; Betancourt to 2B
t2 2-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  KCR W. Bloomquist E. Jackson 1% 69% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 2B); Betancourt to 3B
t2 2-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier E. Jackson -4% 65% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET M. Cabrera Z. Greinke 3% 68% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  DET A. Huff Z. Greinke -3% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b2 0-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O DET A. Avila Z. Greinke 3% 68% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O DET D. Kelly Z. Greinke 2% 70% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Edwin Jackson facing 3-4-5
t3 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR B. Butler E. Jackson 3% 73% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t3 2-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Jacobs E. Jackson -3% 71% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t3 2-0 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR A. Callaspo E. Jackson 3% 73% Walk; Butler to 2B
t3 2-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR KCR M. Olivo E. Jackson 16% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Butler Scores; Callaspo Scores
t3 5-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon E. Jackson -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t3 5-0 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR Y. Betancourt E. Jackson -0% 88% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 8-9-1
b3 0-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  DET B. Inge Z. Greinke -3% 85% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b3 0-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O DET R. Santiago Z. Greinke 4% 90% Inge Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b3 0-5 1 --- 7,(3-2)  DET R. Santiago Z. Greinke -2% 88% Walk
b3 0-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET C. Granderson Z. Greinke 2% 90% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-5 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  DET P. Polanco Z. Greinke -1% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Granderson to 2B
b3 0-5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O DET C. Guillen Z. Greinke 3% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Tigers' Edwin Jackson facing 9-1-2
t4 5-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Anderson E. Jackson -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t4 5-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist E. Jackson -1% 90% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 5-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Maier E. Jackson -0% 90% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 4-5-6
b4 0-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET M. Cabrera Z. Greinke 2% 91% Lineout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b4 0-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET A. Huff Z. Greinke 1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  DET A. Avila Z. Greinke -1% 92% Walk
b4 0-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O DET D. Kelly Z. Greinke 1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Tigers' Edwin Jackson facing 3-4-5
t5 5-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler E. Jackson -1% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t5 5-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs E. Jackson -0% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t5 5-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo E. Jackson -0% 92% Lineout: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 8-9-1
b5 0-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET B. Inge Z. Greinke 2% 93% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET R. Santiago Z. Greinke 1% 94% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-5 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O DET C. Granderson Z. Greinke 1% 95% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Tigers' Armando Galarraga facing 6-7-8
Armando Galarraga replaces Edwin Jackson pitching
t6 5-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Olivo A. Galarraga -0% 94% Strikeout Looking
t6 5-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Gordon A. Galarraga 0% 95% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t6 5-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR Y. Betancourt A. Galarraga 1% 96% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Gordon to 3B
t6 5-0 1 1-3 3,(2-0)  RRR KCR J. Anderson A. Galarraga 3% 99% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Gordon Scores; Betancourt Scores
t6 8-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist A. Galarraga 0% 99% Hit By Pitch
t6 8-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Maier A. Galarraga 0% 99% Walk; Bloomquist to 2B
Alfredo Figaro replaces Armando Galarraga pitching
t6 8-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Butler A. Figaro -0% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t6 8-0 2 12- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Jacobs A. Figaro 0% 99% Walk; Bloomquist to 3B; Maier to 2B
t6 8-0 2 123 6,(2-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo A. Figaro -0% 99% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 8, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-8, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 2-3-4
Bruce Chen replaces Zack Greinke pitching
b6 0-8 0 --- 5,(3-1)  DET P. Polanco B. Chen -1% 98% Walk
b6 0-8 0 1-- 6,(1-2)  O DET C. Guillen B. Chen 1% 99% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b6 0-8 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR DET M. Cabrera B. Chen -2% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Polanco Scores
b6 2-8 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET A. Huff B. Chen 1% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 2-8 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET A. Avila B. Chen 0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Tigers 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-2, Tigers' Alfredo Figaro facing 6-7-8
t7 8-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Olivo A. Figaro -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 8-2 1 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR A. Gordon A. Figaro 0% 98% Walk
t7 8-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR Y. Betancourt A. Figaro -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t7 8-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Anderson A. Figaro -0% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-8, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 7-8-9
b7 2-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET D. Kelly B. Chen 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-8 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Inge B. Chen 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-8 2 --- 1,(0-0)  DET R. Santiago B. Chen -0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Bruce Chen pitching
b7 2-8 2 1-- 8,(2-2)  O DET C. Granderson K. Farnsworth 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Tigers 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-2, Tigers' Alfredo Figaro facing 1-2-3
t8 8-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist A. Figaro 0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 8-2 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Maier A. Figaro 0% 99% Walk; Bloomquist to 2B
t8 8-2 0 12- 5,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler A. Figaro -0% 99% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
t8 8-2 1 12- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Jacobs A. Figaro 0% 99% Walk; Bloomquist to 3B; Maier to 2B
Jeremy Bonderman replaces Alfredo Figaro pitching
t8 8-2 1 123 7,(3-2)  R KCR A. Callaspo J. Bonderman 0% 100% Single to CF (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Bloomquist Scores; Maier to 3B; Jacobs to 2B
t8 9-2 1 123 4,(0-2)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Bonderman -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t8 9-2 2 123 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Bonderman -0% 99% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 9, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-9, Royals' Kyle Farnsworth facing 2-3-4
Brayan Pena replaces Miguel Olivo playing C batting 6th
Luis Hernandez replaces Alex Gordon playing 3B batting 7th
b8 2-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET P. Polanco K. Farnsworth 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b8 2-9 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET C. Guillen K. Farnsworth 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b8 2-9 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET M. Cabrera K. Farnsworth 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, Tigers 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-2, Tigers' Jeremy Bonderman facing 8-9-1
Marcus Thames replaces Miguel Cabrera playing 1B batting 4th
Don Kelly moves from RF to 2B
Brent Dlugach replaces Brandon Inge playing 3B batting 8th
Clete Thomas replaces Curtis Granderson playing CF batting 1st
Wilkin Ramirez replaces Placido Polanco (2B) playing RF batting 2nd
t9 9-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR Y. Betancourt J. Bonderman -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t9 9-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Anderson J. Bonderman -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 9-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR W. Bloomquist J. Bonderman 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t9 9-2 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR M. Maier J. Bonderman -0% 100% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-9, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 5-6-7
Joakim Soria replaces Kyle Farnsworth pitching
b9 2-9 0 --- 3,(0-2)  DET A. Huff J. Soria -0% 100% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b9 2-9 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O DET A. Avila J. Soria 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Huff to 2B
b9 2-9 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  DET D. Kelly J. Soria -0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Huff to 3B
b9 2-9 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  O DET B. Dlugach J. Soria 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-9 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  DET R. Santiago J. Soria -0% 100% Walk; Kelly to 2B
b9 2-9 2 123 5,(1-2)  O DET C. Thomas J. Soria 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 9, Tigers 2.

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  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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