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Standings
COL
@LAA
3
4
LAD
@CHW
5
2
CHC
@DET
4
5
SFG
@OAK
4
1
SDP
@SEA
9
7
PHI
@TBR
10
1
CIN
@TOR
5
7
TEX
@ARI
2
8
NYY
@ATL
0
4
BAL
@FLA
6
7
 
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KCR
@HOU
2
1
MIN
@MIL
7
3
STL
@NYM
3
0
CLE
@PIT
5
4
BOS
@WSN
11
3
Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 7:06PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 30,049, Time of Game: 2:49
Royals
2
30-39
 Won 1 
4th, 8½ GB
at Astros
1
32-37
 Lost 1 
5th, 6½ GB
W: Zack Greinke (9-3)
L: Russ Ortiz (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  0
Astros          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1 10  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
David DeJesus LF 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .243 .299 .405 .703 21 10 0.040 0.80 0.074 -0.033 0.4 1 0
Willie Bloomquist SS-RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .278 .333 .367 .700 14 10 -0.154 1.15 0.000 -0.154 -1.5 2 4 GDP
Billy Butler 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .289 .341 .454 .795 20 11 0.130 0.69 0.168 -0.038 1.0 14 0 HR,2B
Jose Guillen RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .265 .351 .418 .770 9 8 -0.032 0.90 0.040 -0.072 -0.3 1 0
   Tony Pena SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .097 .152 .129 .281 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mark Teahen 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .279 .341 .434 .775 16 10 -0.014 1.12 0.062 -0.077 -0.2 0 2
Alberto Callaspo 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .306 .361 .454 .815 11 6 0.060 1.06 0.101 -0.040 0.7 0 4
Miguel Olivo C 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .253 .279 .494 .773 21 14 -0.023 1.13 0.046 -0.069 -0.4 7 0 2B
Zack Greinke P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 8 4 -0.102 1.45 0.000 -0.102 -1.0 0 4
   Mike Jacobs PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .228 .311 .428 .739 7 5 -0.017 0.62 0.000 -0.017 -0.2
   Joakim Soria P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Mitch Maier CF 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .234 .314 .330 .644 19 12 -0.105 1.35 0.000 -0.105 -0.9 2 0
Team Totals 32 2 6 2 3 8 35 .188 .257 .344 .601 146 90 -0.217 1.04 0.491 -0.707 -2.4 27 15
2B: B Butler (20, off R Ortiz); M Olivo (8, off R Ortiz).
HR: B Butler (7, off R Ortiz, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: B Butler 6; M Olivo 2; J Guillen; A Callaspo; M Teahen.
GIDP: W Bloomquist (3).
RBI: B Butler (32); M Olivo (28).
2-out RBI: B Butler.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Callaspo-W Bloomquist-B Butler.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Michael Bourn CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .300 .376 .420 .796 10 6 -0.001 1.59 0.098 -0.099 -0.5 1 0
Jeff Keppinger 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .267 .336 .412 .748 16 10 -0.119 1.73 0.000 -0.119 -0.8 1 2 SH
Hunter Pence RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .329 .404 .534 .938 17 11 -0.132 1.56 0.012 -0.143 -0.6 3 0
Carlos Lee LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .299 .352 .496 .848 14 9 -0.126 1.63 0.026 -0.152 -0.3 0 0
Miguel Tejada SS 4 0 3 1 0 1 4 .337 .363 .487 .850 17 12 0.259 1.78 0.278 -0.019 1.6 2 4
Darin Erstad 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .135 .188 .189 .377 5 3 -0.185 1.77 0.000 -0.185 -1.4 11 1 GDP
   Lance Berkman PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .245 .378 .489 .867 2 2 0.185 5.40 0.185 0.000 0.6
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .249 .282 .398 .680 17 10 -0.167 2.25 0.054 -0.221 -0.7 8 0
Kazuo Matsui 2B 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .240 .299 .311 .610 11 10 -0.143 2.94 0.081 -0.223 -0.1 0 5
Russ Ortiz P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .235 .278 .412 .690 7 4 -0.070 1.73 0.000 -0.070 -0.6 1 0 SH
   Matt Kata PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .182 .217 .227 .445 5 5 -0.051 1.83 0.000 -0.051 -0.2
   Alberto Arias P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Michaels PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .185 .254 .308 .561 2 1 -0.168 6.61 0.000 -0.168 -0.4
Team Totals 34 1 10 1 0 7 36 .294 .294 .294 .588 123 83 -0.718 2.13 0.734 -1.450 -3.4 27 12
SH: R Ortiz (2, off Z Greinke); J Keppinger (5, off Z Greinke).
TB: M Tejada 3; K Matsui 2; M Bourn; L Berkman; C Lee; H Pence; I Rodriguez.
GIDP: D Erstad (2).
RBI: M Tejada (39).
2-out RBI: M Tejada.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Matsui-M Tejada-D Erstad.

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 (9-3) 8 8 1 1 0 5 0 1.90 31 107 71 48 9 14 17 9 3 0 67 0.522 1.54 2.9
Joakim Soria, S (8) 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1.72 5 16 12 5 4 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.196 5.74 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 1 1 0 7 0 1.00 36 123 83 53 13 17 18 11 4 0 67 0 0 0.718 2.13 3.4

Houston Astros

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
Russ Ortiz, L (3-3) 7 5 2 2 2 4 1 3.47 27 110 66 38 9 19 12 9 3 0 61 0.131 1.09 1.4
Alberto Arias 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.33 4 18 10 6 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.050 1.07 0.5
Tim Byrdak 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.38 1 6 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.016 0.64 0.2
LaTroy Hawkins 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.84 3 12 10 8 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.021 0.65 0.3
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 3 8 1 2.00 35 146 90 54 12 24 14 10 3 0 61 0 0 0.218 1.04 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mark Wegner, 1B - Rob Drake, 2B - Delfin Colon, 3B - Tim Timmons.
Time of Game: 2:49.
Attendance: 30,049.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Houston Astros
1 David DeJesus LF 1 Michael Bourn CF
2 Willie Bloomquist SS 2 Jeff Keppinger 3B
3 Billy Butler 1B 3 Hunter Pence RF
4 Jose Guillen RF 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 Mark Teahen 3B 5 Miguel Tejada SS
6 Alberto Callaspo 2B 6 Darin Erstad 1B
7 Miguel Olivo C 7 Ivan Rodriguez C
8 Zack Greinke P 8 Kazuo Matsui 2B
9 Mitch Maier CF 9 Russ Ortiz P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU L. Berkman J. Soria -19% 49% Single to LF (Line Drive); Tejada to 2B
b9 1-2 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez J. Soria 18% 67% Strikeout Swinging
b9 1-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Michaels J. Soria 17% 100% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b9 1-2 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU K. Matsui J. Soria 16% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b9 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU M. Tejada J. Soria -13% 67% Single to CF (Fly Ball to CF-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, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus R. Ortiz -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist R. Ortiz -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler R. Ortiz -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Bourn Z. Greinke 2% 47% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Keppinger Z. Greinke 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU H. Pence Z. Greinke -1% 48% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU C. Lee Z. Greinke -3% 45% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Pence to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 6,(2-2)  R HOU M. Tejada Z. Greinke -10% 36% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Pence Scores; Lee to 2B
b1 1-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU D. Erstad Z. Greinke 4% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Guillen R. Ortiz 4% 43% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t2 0-1 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR M. Teahen R. Ortiz 6% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Guillen to 2B
t2 0-1 0 12- 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Callaspo R. Ortiz 8% 58% Walk; Guillen to 3B; Teahen to 2B
t2 0-1 0 123 5,(1-2)  RO KCR M. Olivo R. Ortiz -4% 54% Groundout: SS-3B/Forceout at 3B (Weak SS); Guillen Scores; Callaspo to 2B
t2 1-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR Z. Greinke R. Ortiz -5% 49% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t2 1-1 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Maier R. Ortiz -4% 45% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 7-8-9
b2 1-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez Z. Greinke 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU K. Matsui Z. Greinke -3% 45% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 1-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU R. Ortiz Z. Greinke 2% 47% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Matsui to 2B
b2 1-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Bourn Z. Greinke 3% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. DeJesus R. Ortiz 4% 54% Walk
t3 1-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO KCR W. Bloomquist R. Ortiz -8% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t3 1-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R KCR B. Butler R. Ortiz 12% 58% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t3 2-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Guillen R. Ortiz -1% 57% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 2-3-4
b3 1-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger Z. Greinke 3% 60% Groundout: P-1B
b3 1-2 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU H. Pence Z. Greinke 2% 62% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 1-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Lee Z. Greinke 1% 63% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 5-6-7
t4 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Teahen R. Ortiz -2% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo R. Ortiz -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
t4 2-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Olivo R. Ortiz -1% 58% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Tejada Z. Greinke -5% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
b4 1-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU D. Erstad Z. Greinke 10% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b4 1-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU I. Rodriguez Z. Greinke 1% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 8-9-1
t5 2-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR Z. Greinke R. Ortiz -2% 62% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t5 2-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR M. Maier R. Ortiz -2% 60% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-1 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus R. Ortiz -1% 59% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 8-9-1
b5 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU K. Matsui Z. Greinke -6% 54% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b5 1-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU R. Ortiz Z. Greinke 5% 59% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (P's Left)
b5 1-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Bourn Z. Greinke 4% 63% Flyball: LF
b5 1-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger Z. Greinke 4% 67% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 2-3-4
t6 2-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR W. Bloomquist R. Ortiz -2% 64% Flyball: RF
t6 2-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR B. Butler R. Ortiz 5% 69% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t6 2-1 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Guillen R. Ortiz -4% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 2-1 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O KCR M. Teahen R. Ortiz -4% 61% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 3-4-5
b6 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU H. Pence Z. Greinke 4% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 1-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Lee Z. Greinke 3% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada Z. Greinke 2% 70% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 6-7-8
t7 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo R. Ortiz -2% 67% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
t7 2-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR M. Olivo R. Ortiz 5% 72% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t7 2-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR Z. Greinke R. Ortiz -3% 69% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Olivo to 3B
t7 2-1 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Maier R. Ortiz -4% 64% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 6-7-8
b7 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Erstad Z. Greinke 5% 69% Bunt Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
b7 1-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU I. Rodriguez Z. Greinke -5% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
b7 1-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU K. Matsui Z. Greinke 6% 70% Strikeout Swinging
Matt Kata pinch hits for Russ Ortiz (P) batting 9th
b7 1-2 2 1-- 5,(0-2)  O HOU M. Kata Z. Greinke 5% 75% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Alberto Arias facing 1-2-3
Alberto Arias replaces Matt Kata (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus A. Arias 3% 78% Walk
t8 2-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist A. Arias -3% 75% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR B. Butler A. Arias -3% 73% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Guillen A. Arias -2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
b8 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Bourn Z. Greinke -10% 60% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b8 1-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Keppinger Z. Greinke 4% 64% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Bourn to 2B
b8 1-2 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU H. Pence Z. Greinke 8% 73% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Bourn to 3B
b8 1-2 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Lee Z. Greinke 11% 84% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 5-6-7
Tim Byrdak replaces Alberto Arias pitching and batting 9th
t9 2-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen T. Byrdak -2% 82% Strikeout Swinging
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Tim Byrdak pitching and batting 9th
t9 2-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Callaspo L. Hawkins 2% 84% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 2-1 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Olivo L. Hawkins -2% 82% Strikeout Swinging
Mike Jacobs pinch hits for Zack Greinke (P) batting 8th
t9 2-1 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs L. Hawkins -2% 80% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 5-6-7
Joakim Soria replaces Mike Jacobs (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Tony Pena replaces Jose Guillen (RF) playing SS batting 4th
Willie Bloomquist moves from SS to RF
b9 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU M. Tejada J. Soria -13% 67% Single to CF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
Lance Berkman pinch hits for Darin Erstad (1B) batting 6th
b9 1-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU L. Berkman J. Soria -19% 49% Single to LF (Line Drive); Tejada to 2B
b9 1-2 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez J. Soria 18% 67% Strikeout Swinging
b9 1-2 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU K. Matsui J. Soria 16% 83% Strikeout Swinging
Jason Michaels pinch hits for LaTroy Hawkins (P) batting 9th
b9 1-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Michaels J. Soria 17% 100% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Astros 1.

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