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Standings
COL
@LAA
3
11
LAD
@CHW
7
10
CHC
@DET
3
5
SFG
@OAK
6
3
SDP
@SEA
3
4
PHI
@TBR
1
7
CIN
@TOR
2
8
TEX
@ARI
2
1
NYY
@ATL
8
4
BAL
@FLA
2
5
KCR
@HOU
4
3
 
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MIN
@MIL
3
4
STL
@NYM
0
11
CLE
@PIT
6
10
BOS
@WSN
6
4
Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 7:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 28,602, Time of Game: 3:35
Royals
4
31-39
 Won 2 
4th, 8½ GB
at Astros
3
32-38
 Lost 2 
5th, 6½ GB
W: Joakim Soria (2-0)
L: Jeff Fulchino (2-3)
S: John Bale (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10 11    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  1   1  1    4 12  1
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0   1  0    3  6  2

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 6 0 3 1 0 1 6 .249 .303 .411 .714 26 18 0.203 1.71 0.275 -0.071 0.8 3 1 2B
Alberto Callaspo 2B 6 0 1 0 0 2 6 .302 .357 .447 .803 26 15 -0.199 1.75 0.017 -0.216 -1.2 1 5
Billy Butler 1B 5 0 0 0 1 2 6 .283 .337 .445 .782 28 13 -0.087 1.64 0.034 -0.121 -0.8 14 0
Jose Guillen RF 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 .257 .342 .406 .748 13 10 -0.272 1.98 0.015 -0.288 -1.5 4 0
Mark Teahen 3B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .281 .342 .438 .780 21 15 -0.058 1.29 0.062 -0.120 -0.1 1 2 2B
Brayan Pena C 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .310 .344 .517 .861 20 10 0.397 1.43 0.439 -0.042 1.2 5 0 HR
   Joakim Soria P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   John Bale P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Luis Hernandez SS 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .211 .250 .211 .461 7 7 -0.099 1.96 0.000 -0.099 -0.9 0 3
   Tug Hulett PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .083 .083 .083 .167 4 4 0.157 2.74 0.157 0.000 0.9
   Tony Pena SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .097 .152 .129 .281 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 2
   Willie Bloomquist PH-SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .275 .330 .363 .692 7 4 -0.084 1.67 0.000 -0.084 -0.4 0 0
Mitch Maier CF 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .235 .318 .347 .665 16 9 0.047 1.29 0.111 -0.064 0.0 2 0 3B
Luke Hochevar P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 13 10 -0.115 1.54 0.000 -0.115 -1.1 0 0
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jamey Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Mike Jacobs PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .231 .314 .431 .745 4 3 0.205 3.85 0.205 0.000 0.7
   Roman Colon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Miguel Olivo C 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .257 .283 .515 .798 1 1 0.341 2.30 0.341 0.000 1.0 2 0 HR
Team Totals 46 4 12 4 3 12 49 .261 .306 .478 .784 186 119 0.436 1.70 1.656 -1.220 -1.4 33 15
2B: M Teahen (13, off R Oswalt); D DeJesus (14, off R Oswalt).
3B: M Maier (3, off R Oswalt).
HR: B Pena (1, off T Byrdak, 10th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); M Olivo (11, off J Fulchino, 11th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
TB: B Pena 5; M Olivo 4; D DeJesus 4; M Maier 3; M Teahen 3; T Hulett; A Callaspo; M Jacobs.
RBI: B Pena (3); T Hulett (1); M Olivo (29); D DeJesus (32).
2-out RBI: T Hulett.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
E: T Pena (4).
Outfield Assists: D DeJesus (C Lee at 2nd base).

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 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .294 .369 .412 .782 22 13 -0.171 1.29 0.000 -0.171 -1.3 2 1
Jeff Keppinger 3B 3 0 0 0 2 1 5 .261 .338 .403 .741 20 9 -0.036 1.31 0.009 -0.045 -0.2 1 1
Miguel Tejada SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .332 .360 .481 .841 18 11 -0.136 1.42 0.028 -0.164 -0.7 2 2 HBP
Carlos Lee LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .300 .352 .494 .846 17 10 -0.079 1.08 0.000 -0.079 -0.8 3 0
   Jason Michaels LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .179 .247 .299 .545 8 6 -0.144 2.84 0.000 -0.144 -0.5 0 0
Lance Berkman 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .239 .372 .479 .850 13 11 -0.158 1.38 0.000 -0.158 -0.8 7 2
Hunter Pence RF 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .324 .400 .526 .926 25 14 -0.100 1.05 0.005 -0.106 -0.3 1 0
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .254 .286 .400 .686 12 8 0.137 1.85 0.198 -0.061 0.1 13 0
Kazuo Matsui 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 .241 .299 .312 .611 12 11 -0.080 2.31 0.019 -0.099 -0.2 3 2 SH
Roy Oswalt P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .143 .111 .254 4 2 -0.012 0.47 0.000 -0.012 -0.1 0 0
   Darin Erstad PH 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 .147 .198 .240 .438 4 2 0.301 2.23 0.301 0.000 1.6 HR
   Chris Sampson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Edwin Maysonet PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .315 .356 .407 .763 2 2 -0.007 0.79 0.000 -0.007 -0.2 SH
   Jose Valverde 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 1
   Matt Kata PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .217 .250 .261 .511 5 4 0.419 4.89 0.419 0.000 1.0
   Jeff Fulchino P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 36 3 6 3 3 7 42 .167 .250 .250 .500 162 103 -0.066 1.57 0.979 -1.046 -2.4 33 9
HR: D Erstad (1, off L Hochevar, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
SH: E Maysonet (2, off J Wright); K Matsui (5, off J Soria).
HBP: M Tejada (5, by L Hochevar).
TB: D Erstad 4; I Rodriguez 2; C Lee; M Kata; K Matsui.
RBI: D Erstad 2 (5); M Kata (2).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
E: L Berkman (4); J Keppinger (3).
Outfield Assists: M Bourn (M Maier 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
Luke Hochevar 7 3 2 2 1 4 1 5.87 25 93 61 35 12 14 12 7 1 0 66 0.008 0.95 1.4
Kyle Farnsworth 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.24 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.019 0.52 -0.4
Jamey Wright 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.41 4 18 9 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.049 0.89 0.9
Roman Colon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.09 3 14 8 4 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.135 1.80 0.5
Joakim Soria, BS (2), W (2-0) 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 2.16 6 22 12 9 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 -0.304 4.17 -0.5
John Bale, S (1) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.00 3 12 11 5 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.196 2.60 0.5
Team Totals 11 6 3 3 3 7 1 2.45 42 162 103 60 19 24 19 12 1 0 66 1 0 0.065 1.57 2.4
K Farnsworth faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

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
Roy Oswalt 6 7 1 1 2 8 0 4.30 27 106 71 38 13 20 7 10 5 0 60 0.165 1.25 1.9
Chris Sampson, H (12) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.14 3 9 4 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.095 1.26 0.5
LaTroy Hawkins, H (6) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.76 3 7 6 3 0 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.119 1.58 0.5
Jose Valverde, BS (3) 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 3.14 7 24 14 9 2 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 -0.206 4.46 -0.5
Tim Byrdak 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 3.60 4 17 10 5 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.304 1.23 -0.5
Jeff Fulchino, L (2-3) 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 2.76 5 23 14 9 0 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 -0.304 0.98 -0.5
Team Totals 11 12 4 3 3 12 2 2.45 49 186 119 67 19 33 15 19 7 0 60 0 0 -0.435 1.70 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: L Hochevar (2; M Tejada).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rob Drake, 1B - Delfin Colon, 2B - Tim Timmons, 3B - Mark Wegner.
Time of Game: 3:35.
Attendance: 28,602.
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 Alberto Callaspo 2B 2 Jeff Keppinger 3B
3 Billy Butler 1B 3 Miguel Tejada SS
4 Jose Guillen RF 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 Mark Teahen 3B 5 Lance Berkman 1B
6 Brayan Pena C 6 Hunter Pence RF
7 Luis Hernandez SS 7 Ivan Rodriguez C
8 Mitch Maier CF 8 Kazuo Matsui 2B
9 Luke Hochevar P 9 Roy Oswalt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b10 2-3 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  R HOU M. Kata J. Soria -42% 30% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Rodriguez Scores; Kata to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t10 2-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  R KCR B. Pena T. Byrdak 38% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t11 3-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Olivo J. Fulchino 34% 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b6 0-1 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  RR HOU D. Erstad L. Hochevar -30% 28% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Matsui Scores
t9 1-2 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  R KCR D. DeJesus J. Valverde 21% 58% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Maier Scores/unER; Jacobs 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, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  KCR D. DeJesus R. Oswalt 4% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo R. Oswalt -3% 50% Lineout: LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Butler R. Oswalt -3% 47% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Guillen R. Oswalt -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn L. Hochevar 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger L. Hochevar 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada L. Hochevar 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen R. Oswalt -2% 48% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Pena R. Oswalt -2% 46% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR L. Hernandez R. Oswalt -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU C. Lee L. Hochevar 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU L. Berkman L. Hochevar 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU H. Pence L. Hochevar 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Maier R. Oswalt -3% 47% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Maier out at Hm/CF-2B-C
t3 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR L. Hochevar R. Oswalt -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus R. Oswalt -1% 45% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU I. Rodriguez L. Hochevar 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU K. Matsui L. Hochevar 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU R. Oswalt L. Hochevar 1% 50% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo R. Oswalt -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler R. Oswalt -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Guillen R. Oswalt 2% 47% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t4 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Teahen R. Oswalt 4% 51% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Guillen to 3B
t4 0-0 2 -23 6,(3-2)  KCR B. Pena R. Oswalt 2% 53% Walk
t4 0-0 2 123 4,(0-2)  O KCR L. Hernandez R. Oswalt -9% 44% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Royals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn L. Hochevar 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Short 3B Line)
b4 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger L. Hochevar 2% 49% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU M. Tejada L. Hochevar 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Maier R. Oswalt -3% 47% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
t5 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR L. Hochevar R. Oswalt -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. DeJesus R. Oswalt 3% 48% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t5 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo R. Oswalt -5% 43% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 4-5-6
b5 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU C. Lee L. Hochevar 3% 46% Single to LF (Fly Ball); Lee out at 2B/LF-2B
b5 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU L. Berkman L. Hochevar 2% 49% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b5 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU H. Pence L. Hochevar 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 3-4-5
t6 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR B. Butler R. Oswalt -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Guillen R. Oswalt -2% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t6 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR M. Teahen R. Oswalt 2% 46% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t6 0-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Pena R. Oswalt 4% 50% Single to P (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Teahen to 3B
Tug Hulett pinch hits for Luis Hernandez (SS) batting 7th
t6 0-0 2 1-3 4,(0-2)  R KCR T. Hulett R. Oswalt 16% 66% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Teahen Scores; Pena to 2B
t6 1-0 2 12- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Maier R. Oswalt 3% 69% Walk; Pena to 3B; Hulett to 2B
t6 1-0 2 123 5,(2-2)  O KCR L. Hochevar R. Oswalt -8% 61% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 7-8-9
Tony Pena replaces Tug Hulett (PH) playing SS batting 7th
b6 0-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU I. Rodriguez L. Hochevar -6% 55% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b6 0-1 0 1-- 5,(0-2)  O HOU K. Matsui L. Hochevar 3% 58% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Matsui to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Roy Oswalt (P) batting 9th
b6 0-1 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  RR HOU D. Erstad L. Hochevar -30% 28% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Matsui Scores
b6 2-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Bourn L. Hochevar 1% 29% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b6 2-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Keppinger L. Hochevar 1% 30% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 1-2-3
Chris Sampson replaces Darin Erstad (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus C. Sampson -4% 26% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t7 1-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo C. Sampson -3% 23% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t7 1-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  O KCR B. Butler C. Sampson -2% 21% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 3-4-5
b7 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU M. Tejada L. Hochevar -3% 18% Hit By Pitch
b7 2-1 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Lee L. Hochevar 3% 21% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b7 2-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman L. Hochevar 1% 22% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B); Tejada to 2B
b7 2-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU H. Pence L. Hochevar -1% 21% Walk
b7 2-1 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez L. Hochevar 4% 25% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' LaTroy Hawkins facing 4-5-6
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Chris Sampson pitching and batting 9th
t8 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Guillen L. Hawkins -5% 19% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t8 1-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen L. Hawkins -4% 16% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t8 1-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Pena L. Hawkins -3% 13% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Kyle Farnsworth facing 8-9-1
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Luke Hochevar pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU K. Matsui K. Farnsworth -2% 11% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
Jamey Wright replaces Kyle Farnsworth pitching and batting 9th
Edwin Maysonet pinch hits for LaTroy Hawkins (P) batting 9th
b8 2-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU E. Maysonet J. Wright 1% 12% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Matsui to 2B
b8 2-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Wright 2% 13% Groundout: 2B-1B; Matsui to 3B
b8 2-1 2 --3 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Keppinger J. Wright -0% 13% Walk
b8 2-1 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Wright 3% 16% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 7-8-9
Jose Valverde replaces Edwin Maysonet (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Jason Michaels replaces Carlos Lee playing LF batting 4th
Willie Bloomquist pinch hits for Tony Pena (SS) batting 7th
t9 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR W. Bloomquist J. Valverde -7% 9% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Maier J. Valverde 8% 17% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
Mike Jacobs pinch hits for Jamey Wright (P) batting 9th
t9 1-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Jacobs J. Valverde 20% 37% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Maier to 3B
t9 1-2 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  R KCR D. DeJesus J. Valverde 21% 58% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Maier Scores/unER; Jacobs to 2B
t9 2-2 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Valverde -8% 50% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B); Jacobs to 3B
t9 2-2 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  KCR B. Butler J. Valverde 3% 53% Walk; Callaspo to 2B
t9 2-2 2 123 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Valverde -17% 37% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Royals 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Roman Colon facing 4-5-6
Roman Colon replaces Mike Jacobs (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Willie Bloomquist moves from PH to SS
b9 2-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Michaels R. Colon 6% 42% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b9 2-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU L. Berkman R. Colon 4% 47% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b9 2-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence R. Colon 3% 50% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 10th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 5-6-7
Tim Byrdak replaces Jose Valverde pitching and batting 9th
t10 2-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen T. Byrdak -6% 44% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t10 2-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  R KCR B. Pena T. Byrdak 38% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t10 3-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist T. Byrdak -1% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t10 3-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier T. Byrdak -1% 80% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 10th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 7-8-9
Joakim Soria replaces Brayan Pena (C) pitching and batting 6th
Miguel Olivo replaces Roman Colon (P) playing C batting 9th
b10 2-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU I. Rodriguez J. Soria -13% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b10 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU K. Matsui J. Soria 5% 72% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Rodriguez to 2B
Matt Kata pinch hits for Tim Byrdak (P) batting 9th
b10 2-3 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  R HOU M. Kata J. Soria -42% 30% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Rodriguez Scores; Kata to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b10 3-3 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Soria 9% 39% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b10 3-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Keppinger J. Soria -0% 39% Walk
b10 3-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Soria 11% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Astros 3.
Top of the 11th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Jeff Fulchino facing 9-1-2
Jeff Fulchino replaces Matt Kata (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t11 3-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Olivo J. Fulchino 34% 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t11 4-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Fulchino -2% 82% Strikeout Looking
t11 4-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR A. Callaspo J. Fulchino 2% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t11 4-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Fulchino -2% 82% Strikeout Looking
t11 4-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Fulchino -2% 80% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 11th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' John Bale facing 4-5-6
John Bale replaces Joakim Soria pitching and batting 6th
b11 3-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Michaels J. Bale 9% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b11 3-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Bale 6% 95% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b11 3-4 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Bale 5% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Astros 3.

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