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BOS
@DET
11
3
CHW
@KCR
7
6
TOR
@MIL
5
12
CLE
@MIN
7
5
TEX
@OAK
8
4
 
(10)
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@SEA
6
7
 
(10)
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@ATL
3
6
STL
@CHC
13
3
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@CIN
2
5
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@COL
12
13
SFG
@LAD
1
6
PHI
@MON
5
3
HOU
@NYM
3
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Friday, July 12, 1996, 7:05
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 18,458, Time of Game: 3:11
White Sox
7
51-38
 Won 1 
2nd, 3 GB
at Royals
6
39-51
 Lost 1 
5th, 15½ GB
W: Kevin Tapani (9-5)
L: Tim Belcher (7-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  0  2   0  0  1   2  2  0    7 11  1
Royals          0  0  1   0  0  0   3  2  0    6  9  1

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Phillips LF 2 2 2 1 3 0 5 .300 .420 .418 .838 25 12 0.226 1.12 0.226 0.000 2.7 3 0
Darren Lewis CF 4 2 2 1 0 0 5 .252 .355 .350 .705 12 8 0.060 1.25 0.142 -0.082 0.5 3 0 2B,SH
Robin Ventura 3B 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .279 .373 .511 .884 18 8 0.023 1.08 0.102 -0.078 0.2 0 0 IW
Harold Baines DH 5 0 0 1 0 0 5 .309 .392 .535 .927 19 12 -0.106 1.21 0.009 -0.115 -1.4
Danny Tartabull RF 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .244 .333 .451 .784 19 10 0.138 0.85 0.179 -0.041 1.6 3 0 HR
Dave Martinez 1B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .313 .378 .445 .823 18 15 -0.011 0.75 0.054 -0.065 -0.5 8 1
Ron Karkovice C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .211 .272 .346 .618 13 8 -0.111 1.07 0.000 -0.111 -1.3 8 0
Ray Durham 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .267 .360 .404 .764 16 10 -0.063 0.83 0.027 -0.090 -0.8 0 4 GDP
Ozzie Guillen SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .276 .286 .379 .665 10 9 0.074 0.98 0.163 -0.088 0.6 1 3 CS
Kevin Tapani P 0 0
   Larry Thomas P 0 0
   Matt Karchner P 0 0
   Bill Simas P 1 0
   Roberto Hernandez P 0 0
Team Totals 36 7 11 5 5 1 42 .306 .390 .417 .807 150 92 0.230 1.02 0.902 -0.670 1.6 27 8
2B: D Lewis (10, off T Belcher).
HR: D Tartabull (12, off T Belcher, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
SH: D Lewis (8, off T Belcher).
IBB: R Ventura (5, by T Belcher).
TB: D Tartabull 4; D Lewis 3; D Martinez 2; T Phillips 2; O Guillen 2; R Ventura; R Durham.
GIDP: R Durham (3).
RBI: H Baines (63); D Lewis (36); D Tartabull (46); R Ventura (57); T Phillips (46).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 14.
Fielding
E: O Guillen (8).
Baserunning
CS: O Guillen (4, 3rd base by T Belcher/M Macfarlane).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Offerman 1B 4 1 2 2 1 2 5 .294 .385 .387 .771 33 23 0.262 1.49 0.321 -0.059 2.6 12 1 3B
Tom Goodwin LF 5 1 1 2 0 0 5 .282 .338 .340 .679 16 9 0.071 2.00 0.230 -0.160 1.7 1 0 2B
Keith Lockhart 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .308 .360 .452 .812 14 9 -0.102 1.11 0.000 -0.102 -1.0 2 5
   Kevin Young PH-3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .292 .333 .604 .937 8 5 -0.197 3.05 0.000 -0.197 -1.1 1 0
Craig Paquette DH 5 0 1 2 0 0 5 .234 .276 .420 .696 21 12 -0.058 2.11 0.167 -0.225 0.0
Michael Tucker RF 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .223 .317 .405 .722 22 14 -0.131 1.77 0.056 -0.187 -1.4 2 0
Johnny Damon CF 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .289 .330 .405 .735 16 8 -0.056 1.45 0.087 -0.144 0.1 2 0
Joe Randa 3B-2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .297 .359 .412 .771 17 13 -0.052 1.32 0.052 -0.104 -0.3 2 2
Mike Macfarlane C 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .278 .332 .526 .858 18 8 -0.009 1.25 0.078 -0.086 0.1 2 1
David Howard SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .240 .305 .320 .625 7 4 0.004 1.46 0.088 -0.084 -0.1 2 4 HBP
Tim Belcher P 1 3
   Jason Jacome P 0 0
   Hipolito Pichardo P 0 0
Team Totals 37 6 9 6 4 7 42 .243 .333 .324 .658 172 105 -0.268 1.65 1.079 -1.348 0.6 27 16
2B: T Goodwin (10, off L Thomas).
3B: J Offerman (3, off R Hernandez).
HBP: D Howard (2, by B Simas).
TB: J Offerman 4; J Damon 2; T Goodwin 2; M Macfarlane; J Randa; C Paquette; D Howard.
RBI: T Goodwin 2 (23); J Offerman 2 (21); C Paquette 2 (32).
2-out RBI: C Paquette 2; J Offerman 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Belcher-D Howard-J Offerman.
E: J Randa (6).

Chicago White Sox

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
Kevin Tapani, W (9-5) 6.1 5 3 3 3 6 0 3.56 28 109 69 39 15 15 12 7 2 0 54 0.262 1.31 2.2
Larry Thomas 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3.74 1 6 3 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 1 -0.134 1.91 -1.5
Matt Karchner, H (10) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.47 3 11 6 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 -0.015 2.22 -0.5
Bill Simas, H (10) 0.2 1 2 2 0 0 0 4.43 4 23 12 7 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.008 1.48 0.1
Roberto Hernandez, S (27) 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.17 6 23 15 12 1 2 2 3 1 0 2 2 0.147 3.09 -0.9
Team Totals 9 9 6 6 4 7 0 6.00 42 172 105 62 19 24 17 13 4 0 54 6 5 0.268 1.65 -0.6
L Thomas faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

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
Tim Belcher, L (7-5) 7 8 5 4 5 1 1 4.24 33 117 73 48 6 19 17 10 6 0 39 -0.111 1.03 -0.8
Jason Jacome 0.1 3 2 2 0 0 0 4.78 4 18 11 9 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 -0.162 1.28 -1.7
Hipolito Pichardo 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.95 5 15 8 6 1 1 2 3 0 0 2 1 0.041 0.78 0.9
Team Totals 9 11 7 6 5 1 1 6.00 42 150 92 63 7 22 21 15 8 0 39 2 1 -0.232 1.02 -1.6
Balks: None.
WP: K Tapani (8); H Pichardo (3).
HBP: B Simas (3; D Howard).
IBB: T Belcher (2; R Ventura).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Dave Phillips, 2B - Durwood Merrill, 3B - Dale Ford.
Time of Game: 3:11.
Attendance: 18,458.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 86° F, Wind 5mph from Right to Left, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 4-7 2 12- 7,(2-2)  RR KCR J. Offerman R. Hernandez -20% 70% Triple to RF (Ground Ball); Damon Scores; Howard Scores
b7 2-5 2 -23 5,(3-1)  RR KCR C. Paquette M. Karchner -17% 67% Single to RF (Pop Fly to Deep 1B); Offerman Scores; Goodwin Scores
b7 1-5 1 12- 6,(3-2)  R KCR T. Goodwin L. Thomas -13% 74% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Macfarlane Scores; Offerman to 3B
b8 6-7 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Goodwin R. Hernandez 12% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R CHW D. Tartabull T. Belcher 11% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Tartabull Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHW T. Phillips T. Belcher 3% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHW D. Lewis T. Belcher -2% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B); Phillips to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHW R. Ventura T. Belcher -3% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B); Phillips to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O CHW H. Baines T. Belcher -4% 45% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Kevin Tapani facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR J. Offerman K. Tapani 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR T. Goodwin K. Tapani 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR K. Lockhart K. Tapani 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHW D. Tartabull T. Belcher -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW D. Martinez T. Belcher 3% 50% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHW R. Karkovice T. Belcher -3% 47% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHW R. Durham T. Belcher -2% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Kevin Tapani facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR C. Paquette K. Tapani 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Tucker K. Tapani 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Damon K. Tapani -1% 47% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Randa K. Tapani 3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW O. Guillen T. Belcher -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHW T. Phillips T. Belcher 3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHW D. Lewis T. Belcher 7% 57% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Phillips to 3B
t3 0-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R CHW R. Ventura T. Belcher 9% 66% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS); Phillips Scores; Lewis to 3B
t3 1-0 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  RO CHW H. Baines T. Belcher 1% 67% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Lewis Scores; Baines to 1B
t3 2-0 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  CHW D. Tartabull T. Belcher 2% 69% Walk; Baines to 2B
t3 2-0 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O CHW D. Martinez T. Belcher -4% 65% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Kevin Tapani facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR M. Macfarlane K. Tapani -4% 61% Walk
b3 0-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. Howard K. Tapani -6% 54% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Macfarlane to 2B
b3 0-2 0 12- 5,(1-2)  KCR J. Offerman K. Tapani -8% 46% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Macfarlane to 3B; Howard to 2B
b3 0-2 0 123 5,(3-1)  R KCR T. Goodwin K. Tapani -10% 37% Fielder's Choice 1B; Macfarlane Scores; Howard to 3B; Offerman to 2B/Adv on E6
b3 1-2 0 123 8,(2-2)  O KCR K. Lockhart K. Tapani 7% 44% Foul Popfly: C (1B-C Foul)
b3 1-2 1 123 3,(1-1)  O KCR C. Paquette K. Tapani 8% 52% Lineout: SS
b3 1-2 2 123 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Tucker K. Tapani 9% 61% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 7-8-9
t4 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW R. Karkovice T. Belcher -3% 59% Flyball: CF
t4 2-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHW R. Durham T. Belcher -2% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
t4 2-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW O. Guillen T. Belcher -1% 56% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Kevin Tapani facing 6-7-8
b4 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Damon K. Tapani 3% 59% Lineout: LF (Short LF-CF)
b4 1-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Randa K. Tapani -3% 55% Single to P (Bunt to P's Right)
b4 1-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Macfarlane K. Tapani -2% 54% Wild Pitch; Randa to 2B
b4 1-2 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  O KCR M. Macfarlane K. Tapani 4% 58% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF); Randa to 3B
b4 1-2 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Howard K. Tapani 5% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 1-2-3
t5 2-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CHW T. Phillips T. Belcher 4% 66% Walk
t5 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHW D. Lewis T. Belcher -2% 64% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice (Weak SS); Phillips to 2B
t5 2-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHW R. Ventura T. Belcher -3% 61% Groundout: 1B-P; Phillips to 3B
t5 2-1 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O CHW H. Baines T. Belcher -4% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Kevin Tapani facing 1-2-3
b5 1-2 0 --- 7,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman K. Tapani 4% 60% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Goodwin K. Tapani 3% 63% Flyball: CF
b5 1-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR K. Lockhart K. Tapani 2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 5-6-7
t6 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R CHW D. Tartabull T. Belcher 11% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Tartabull Scores
t6 3-1 0 --- 6,(1-2)  CHW D. Martinez T. Belcher 3% 79% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t6 3-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHW R. Karkovice T. Belcher -3% 76% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Karkovice to 1B
t6 3-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CHW R. Durham T. Belcher -5% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Kevin Tapani facing 4-5-6
b6 1-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR C. Paquette K. Tapani 4% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Tucker K. Tapani 3% 78% Flyball: LF
b6 1-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Damon K. Tapani -2% 76% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b6 1-3 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Randa K. Tapani 4% 80% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 9-1-2
t7 3-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW O. Guillen T. Belcher 3% 82% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS-2B)
t7 3-1 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  CHW T. Phillips T. Belcher 4% 86% Walk; Guillen to 2B
t7 3-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHW D. Lewis T. Belcher -5% 81% Guillen Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B); Phillips to 2B
t7 3-1 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  R CHW D. Lewis T. Belcher 8% 89% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Phillips Scores
t7 4-1 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHW R. Ventura T. Belcher 1% 89% Intentional Walk
t7 4-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O CHW H. Baines T. Belcher -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B; Lewis to 3B; Ventura to 2B
t7 4-1 2 -23 4,(2-1)  R CHW D. Tartabull T. Belcher 5% 93% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Lewis Scores/unER/No RBI; Ventura to 3B
t7 5-1 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O CHW D. Martinez T. Belcher -2% 91% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. White Sox 5, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, White Sox' Kevin Tapani facing 8-9-1
b7 1-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Macfarlane K. Tapani -4% 88% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b7 1-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Howard K. Tapani 3% 91% Flyball: CF
b7 1-5 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  KCR J. Offerman K. Tapani -4% 87% Walk; Macfarlane to 2B
Larry Thomas replaces Kevin Tapani pitching
b7 1-5 1 12- 6,(3-2)  R KCR T. Goodwin L. Thomas -13% 74% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Macfarlane Scores; Offerman to 3B
Matt Karchner replaces Larry Thomas pitching
Kevin Young pinch hits for Keith Lockhart (2B) batting 3rd
b7 2-5 1 -23 5,(2-2)  O KCR K. Young M. Karchner 10% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-5 2 -23 5,(3-1)  RR KCR C. Paquette M. Karchner -17% 67% Single to RF (Pop Fly to Deep 1B); Offerman Scores; Goodwin Scores
b7 4-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Tucker M. Karchner 5% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 5, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Jason Jacome facing 7-8-9
Jason Jacome replaces Tim Belcher pitching
Joe Randa moves from 3B to 2B
Kevin Young moves from PH to 3B
t8 5-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHW R. Karkovice J. Jacome -3% 70% Lineout: 3B
t8 5-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHW R. Durham J. Jacome 3% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
t8 5-4 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  CHW O. Guillen J. Jacome 7% 80% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Durham to 3B
t8 5-4 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  R CHW T. Phillips J. Jacome 9% 89% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Durham Scores; Guillen to 3B
Hipolito Pichardo replaces Jason Jacome pitching
t8 6-4 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O CHW D. Lewis H. Pichardo -4% 84% Popfly: 2B
t8 6-4 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R CHW R. Ventura H. Pichardo 7% 91% Wild Pitch; Guillen Scores; Phillips to 2B
t8 7-4 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O CHW R. Ventura H. Pichardo -1% 89% Foul Popfly: C
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-7, White Sox' Bill Simas facing 6-7-8
Bill Simas replaces Matt Karchner pitching
b8 4-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Damon B. Simas -5% 84% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Deep SS-2B)
b8 4-7 0 1-- 8,(2-2)  O KCR J. Randa B. Simas 4% 88% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B); Damon to 2B
b8 4-7 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  O KCR M. Macfarlane B. Simas 5% 93% Flyball: RF
b8 4-7 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  KCR D. Howard B. Simas -2% 90% Hit By Pitch
Roberto Hernandez replaces Bill Simas pitching
b8 4-7 2 12- 7,(2-2)  RR KCR J. Offerman R. Hernandez -20% 70% Triple to RF (Ground Ball); Damon Scores; Howard Scores
b8 6-7 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Goodwin R. Hernandez 12% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 7-6, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 4-5-6
t9 7-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHW H. Baines H. Pichardo -2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 7-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHW D. Tartabull H. Pichardo -2% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
t9 7-6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW D. Martinez H. Pichardo -1% 77% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-7, White Sox' Roberto Hernandez facing 3-4-5
b9 6-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR K. Young R. Hernandez 10% 87% Flyball: RF
b9 6-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR C. Paquette R. Hernandez 8% 94% Foul Flyball: RF
b9 6-7 2 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR M. Tucker R. Hernandez -6% 89% Walk
b9 6-7 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Damon R. Hernandez 11% 100% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 6.

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