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TEX
@BAL
0
1
TOR
@CLE
3
6
CHW
@DET
17
16
 
(12)
OAK
@KCR
6
16
SEA
@MIN
10
3
BOS
@NYY
0
3
ANA
@TBD
4
2
SFG
@ARI
2
14
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@ATL
2
4
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@CIN
2
1
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@HOU
7
4
 
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@LAD
1
4
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@MON
2
4
CHC
@SDP
3
4
PIT
@STL
3
7
Monday, September 14, 1998, 7:05
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 12,103, Time of Game: 3:16
Athletics
6
69-80
 Lost 1 
3rd, 12 GB
at Royals
16
68-80
 Won 3 
3rd, 14 GB
W: Ricky Bones (2-1)
L: Blake Stein (5-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       1  0  0   0  5  0   0  0  0    6 10  2
Royals          1  1  3   1  1  3   2  4  X   16 19  0

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson LF 4 2 3 1 1 0 5 .232 .375 .344 .720 25 14 0.172 0.79 0.199 -0.027 2.0 4 0 HR,2·SB
Ryan Christenson CF 5 1 1 2 0 1 5 .268 .337 .383 .720 15 12 0.020 1.05 0.103 -0.083 0.4 4 0
Jason Giambi 1B 3 1 1 3 1 0 4 .295 .383 .490 .873 17 8 0.216 1.02 0.251 -0.035 1.8 2 0 HR
   Jason McDonald PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .248 .371 .319 .690 6 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.2
Matt Stairs DH 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .303 .381 .521 .901 19 9 0.006 0.67 0.054 -0.047 -0.4
Mike Blowers 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .239 .305 .389 .694 19 10 0.027 1.13 0.082 -0.055 -0.1 2 1
Ben Grieve RF 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .284 .386 .449 .834 19 7 -0.072 1.19 0.063 -0.134 -0.2 5 0 GDP
Scott Spiezio 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .267 .335 .394 .728 15 11 -0.114 1.03 0.000 -0.114 -1.5 0 0
   Jorge Velandia SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Miguel Tejada SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .238 .308 .384 .692 8 6 -0.104 1.12 0.015 -0.119 -0.9 2 0 GDP
   Eric Chavez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .250 .417 1 1 -0.005 0.18 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
   Rafael Bournigal 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .268 .296 .564 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Macfarlane C 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .242 .289 .396 .685 17 10 -0.026 0.62 0.023 -0.049 -0.3 4 0
Jimmy Haynes P 0 0
   Blake Stein P 0 0
   Buddy Groom P 0 0
   Mark Holzemer P 0 0
Team Totals 34 6 10 6 6 8 40 .294 .400 .471 .871 161 90 0.120 0.87 0.790 -0.668 0.9 24 2
HR: R Henderson (14, off J Rosado, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line); J Giambi (25, off J Rosado, 5th inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep CF-RF).
TB: R Henderson 6; J Giambi 4; M Stairs 2; M Macfarlane; M Tejada; R Christenson; M Blowers.
GIDP: B Grieve (18); M Tejada (7).
RBI: J Giambi 3 (104); R Christenson 2 (37); R Henderson (55).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Velandia-J Giambi.
E: B Grieve (2); M Tejada (23).
Baserunning
SB: R Henderson 2 (62, 3rd base off S Service/M Sweeney, 2nd base off M Whisenant/M Sweeney).
Pickoffs: R Henderson (1st base by J Rosado).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Damon CF-RF 4 3 2 1 2 0 6 .275 .339 .422 .761 26 15 0.032 0.43 0.071 -0.039 1.1 1 0 2B
   Dee Brown PR-RF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Larry Sutton RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .247 .314 .355 .669 20 13 0.152 0.99 0.186 -0.035 1.3 0 0 2B
   Carlos Beltran CF 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 7 3 0.004 0.04 0.004 0.000 0.7 1 0
Jose Offerman 2B 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .312 .401 .434 .836 12 11 -0.014 0.88 0.075 -0.089 0.5 1 3
   Carlos Febles PH-2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 3 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.8 0 0
Dean Palmer 3B 4 0 2 4 0 1 5 .281 .329 .523 .851 15 10 0.038 0.93 0.095 -0.057 1.8 0 1 2B,SF
   Scott Leius PH-3B 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .184 .205 .184 .389 4 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 1.0 1 0
Jeremy Giambi DH 2 1 0 1 3 0 6 .259 .382 .481 .864 22 9 0.041 0.65 0.063 -0.022 0.2 SF
Jeff King 1B 6 3 2 3 0 0 6 .267 .322 .465 .787 15 11 0.223 1.07 0.294 -0.071 1.0 10 1 HR,GDP
   Shane Halter 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .263 .312 .574 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Hal Morris LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .308 .349 .386 .735 14 7 -0.060 1.25 0.027 -0.087 -0.6 1 0
   Jeff Conine PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .252 .313 .421 .733 5 3 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.5 0 0
Mike Sweeney C 5 2 4 4 0 1 5 .266 .328 .423 .751 17 13 0.274 0.89 0.299 -0.024 3.9 8 0 HR,2·2B
   Hector Ortiz C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mendy Lopez SS 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .225 .267 .308 .574 20 11 -0.066 0.49 0.001 -0.067 0.1 1 5 2B
Jose Rosado P 0 1
   Ricky Bones P 0 0
   Matt Whisenant P 0 0
   Scott Service P 1 1
Team Totals 42 16 19 16 7 4 51 .452 .510 .738 1.248 180 110 0.622 0.74 1.115 -0.493 11.4 27 12
2B: J Damon (26, off J Haynes); L Sutton (14, off J Haynes); M Sweeney 2 (18, 1 off M Holzemer, 1 off B Stein); D Palmer (25, off B Groom); M Lopez (9, off M Holzemer).
HR: M Sweeney (8, off J Haynes, 3rd inn, 2 on, 2 outs); J King (24, off B Stein, 6th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF).
SF: D Palmer (11, off J Haynes); J Giambi (1, off M Holzemer).
TB: M Sweeney 9; J King 5; J Damon 3; D Palmer 3; L Sutton 3; J Offerman 2; M Lopez 2; C Beltran; C Febles; H Morris; S Leius.
GIDP: J King (10).
RBI: D Palmer 4 (109); M Sweeney 4 (35); J King 3 (88); J Giambi (3); M Lopez (13); J Damon (52); L Sutton (41); S Leius (2).
2-out RBI: M Sweeney 3; J King 3; L Sutton.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 10 for 22.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Offerman-M Lopez-J King; M Lopez-J Offerman-J King.

Oakland Athletics

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
Jimmy Haynes 4 7 6 3 3 3 1 4.90 23 88 54 33 4 17 5 12 3 0 30 -0.317 1.01 -3.7
Blake Stein, L (5-9) 2 5 4 4 2 0 1 6.47 13 47 29 22 1 6 2 9 3 0 0 0 -0.278 1.07 -2.9
Buddy Groom 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 4.59 7 18 12 7 0 5 2 3 3 0 0 0 -0.023 0.11 -1.4
Mark Holzemer 1 5 4 4 1 0 0 4.66 8 27 15 10 0 5 5 2 1 0 0 0 -0.002 0.00 -3.4
Team Totals 8 19 16 12 7 4 2 13.50 51 180 110 72 5 33 14 26 10 0 30 0 0 -0.620 0.74 -11.4

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
Jose Rosado 4.1 9 6 6 2 4 2 4.53 22 90 53 30 9 14 6 10 4 0 23 -0.319 1.00 -3.7
Ricky Bones, W (2-1) 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.20 7 31 18 8 2 8 1 3 2 0 1 0 0.154 1.30 1.1
Matt Whisenant 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.99 2 10 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.007 1.08 0.1
Scott Service, S (4) 2.1 0 0 0 2 2 0 2.95 9 33 18 7 4 7 4 1 0 0 2 0 0.036 0.27 1.6
Team Totals 9 10 6 6 6 8 2 6.00 40 164 92 46 16 30 11 15 6 0 23 4 0 -0.122 0.87 -0.9
Balks: None.
WP: B Stein 2 (13); M Holzemer (1); S Service (9).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Rosado (2; R Henderson, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Drew Coble, 1B - Dale Ford, 2B - Ted Hendry, 3B - Larry Young.
Time of Game: 3:16.
Attendance: 12,103.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 3mph out to Centerfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Kansas City Royals
1 Rickey Henderson LF 1 Johnny Damon CF
2 Ryan Christenson CF 2 Larry Sutton RF
3 Jason Giambi 1B 3 Jose Offerman 2B
4 Matt Stairs DH 4 Dean Palmer 3B
5 Mike Blowers 3B 5 Jeremy Giambi DH
6 Ben Grieve RF 6 Jeff King 1B
7 Scott Spiezio 2B 7 Hal Morris LF
8 Miguel Tejada SS 8 Mike Sweeney C
9 Mike Macfarlane C 9 Mendy Lopez SS
Jimmy Haynes P Jose Rosado P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 3-6 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  RRR OAK J. Giambi J. Rosado -23% 53% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Henderson Scores; Christenson Scores
b3 2-1 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  RRR KCR M. Sweeney J. Haynes 21% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball); King Scores/unER; Morris Scores/unER; Sweeney Scores/unER
b6 7-6 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  RRR KCR J. King B. Stein 20% 94% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Offerman Scores; Giambi Scores
t5 6-6 1 12- 5,(3-1)  OO OAK B. Grieve R. Bones 12% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t5 1-6 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR OAK R. Christenson J. Rosado -10% 76% Single to CF (Pop Fly); Tejada Scores; Macfarlane Scores; Henderson to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  R OAK R. Henderson J. Rosado -9% 41% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t1 1-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O OAK R. Christenson J. Rosado 2% 43% Popfly: 1B (P's Left)
t1 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK J. Giambi J. Rosado 2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
t1 1-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK M. Stairs J. Rosado 1% 46% Lineout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Jimmy Haynes facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Damon J. Haynes 4% 49% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR L. Sutton J. Haynes 9% 58% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Damon to 3B
b1 0-1 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Offerman J. Haynes -6% 52% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-1 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R KCR D. Palmer J. Haynes 7% 59% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Damon Scores; Sutton to 2B
b1 1-1 1 12- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Giambi J. Haynes 5% 64% Walk; Sutton to 3B; Palmer to 2B
b1 1-1 1 123 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. King J. Haynes -7% 57% Foul Popfly: 3B
b1 1-1 2 123 3,(0-2)  O KCR H. Morris J. Haynes -7% 50% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 5-6-7
t2 1-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  OAK M. Blowers J. Rosado -4% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 1-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  OAK B. Grieve J. Rosado -6% 41% Walk; Blowers to 2B
t2 1-1 0 12- 6,(3-2)  O OAK S. Spiezio J. Rosado 5% 46% Flyball: CF
t2 1-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO OAK M. Tejada J. Rosado 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Jimmy Haynes facing 8-9-1
b2 1-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Haynes -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR M. Lopez J. Haynes -2% 51% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b2 1-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Damon J. Haynes 2% 53% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)
b2 1-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R KCR L. Sutton J. Haynes 10% 64% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Damon Scores
b2 2-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman J. Haynes -3% 60% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 9-1-2
t3 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK M. Macfarlane J. Rosado 3% 63% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t3 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK R. Henderson J. Rosado -3% 60% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 1-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK R. Christenson J. Rosado 3% 64% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-2 2 1-- 3,(1-2)  O OAK J. Giambi J. Rosado 3% 66% Henderson Picked off 1B (P-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Jimmy Haynes facing 4-5-6
b3 2-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Palmer J. Haynes -2% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Giambi J. Haynes -2% 63% Lineout: SS
b3 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. King J. Haynes 1% 64% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b3 2-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR H. Morris J. Haynes 2% 66% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); King to 3B
b3 2-1 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  RRR KCR M. Sweeney J. Haynes 21% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball); King Scores/unER; Morris Scores/unER; Sweeney Scores/unER
b3 5-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Lopez J. Haynes -0% 86% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 5.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 3-4-5
t4 1-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK J. Giambi J. Rosado 2% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK M. Stairs J. Rosado -2% 86% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 1-5 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK M. Blowers J. Rosado 2% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK B. Grieve J. Rosado 2% 90% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Athletics' Jimmy Haynes facing 1-2-3
b4 5-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR J. Damon J. Haynes 1% 91% Walk
b4 5-1 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  O KCR L. Sutton J. Haynes -1% 90% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b4 5-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Offerman J. Haynes 2% 92% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Damon to 3B
b4 5-1 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  RO KCR D. Palmer J. Haynes 1% 93% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Damon Scores
b4 6-1 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Giambi J. Haynes -1% 93% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 6.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 7-8-9
t5 1-6 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O OAK S. Spiezio J. Rosado 1% 94% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  OAK M. Tejada J. Rosado -1% 93% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t5 1-6 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  OAK M. Macfarlane J. Rosado -2% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive); Tejada to 2B
t5 1-6 1 12- 5,(3-1)  OAK R. Henderson J. Rosado -4% 86% Walk; Tejada to 3B; Macfarlane to 2B
t5 1-6 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR OAK R. Christenson J. Rosado -10% 76% Single to CF (Pop Fly); Tejada Scores; Macfarlane Scores; Henderson to 3B
t5 3-6 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  RRR OAK J. Giambi J. Rosado -23% 53% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Henderson Scores; Christenson Scores
t5 6-6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK M. Stairs J. Rosado -3% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Ricky Bones replaces Jose Rosado pitching
t5 6-6 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  OAK M. Blowers R. Bones -5% 45% Walk; Stairs to 2B
t5 6-6 1 12- 5,(3-1)  OO OAK B. Grieve R. Bones 12% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 6-6, Athletics' Blake Stein facing 6-7-8
Blake Stein replaces Jimmy Haynes pitching
b5 6-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. King B. Stein 4% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b5 6-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR H. Morris B. Stein 3% 65% Wild Pitch; King to 2B
b5 6-6 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR H. Morris B. Stein -2% 63% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF); King to 3B
b5 6-6 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Sweeney B. Stein 9% 72% Double to RF (Line Drive); King Scores
b5 7-6 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  O KCR M. Lopez B. Stein -3% 68% Foul Flyball: RF (Short RF Foul)
b5 7-6 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Damon B. Stein -4% 65% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 7.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 6-7, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 7-8-9
t6 6-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK S. Spiezio R. Bones 4% 69% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
t6 6-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Tejada R. Bones 3% 71% Strikeout Swinging
t6 6-7 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O OAK M. Macfarlane R. Bones 2% 73% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-6, Athletics' Blake Stein facing 2-3-4
b6 7-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR L. Sutton B. Stein -2% 71% Flyball: CF
b6 7-6 1 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR J. Offerman B. Stein 2% 73% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b6 7-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. Palmer B. Stein 2% 75% Wild Pitch; Offerman to 2B
b6 7-6 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Palmer B. Stein -3% 72% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b6 7-6 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Giambi B. Stein 2% 73% Walk; Offerman to 3B
b6 7-6 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  RRR KCR J. King B. Stein 20% 94% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Offerman Scores; Giambi Scores
b6 10-6 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR H. Morris B. Stein 0% 94% Walk
b6 10-6 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  KCR M. Sweeney B. Stein 0% 94% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Morris to 2B
b6 10-6 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Lopez B. Stein -1% 93% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 10.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 6-10, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 1-2-3
Carlos Beltran replaces Larry Sutton (RF) playing CF batting 2nd
Johnny Damon moves from CF to RF
t7 6-10 0 --- 6,(2-2)  OAK R. Henderson R. Bones -3% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t7 6-10 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK R. Christenson R. Bones 3% 93% Flyball: CF
Matt Whisenant replaces Ricky Bones pitching
t7 6-10 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OAK J. Giambi M. Whisenant -1% 92% Henderson Steals 2B
t7 6-10 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  OAK J. Giambi M. Whisenant -2% 90% Walk
t7 6-10 1 12- 5,(3-1)  O OAK M. Stairs M. Whisenant 4% 94% Flyball: LF
Scott Service replaces Matt Whisenant pitching
t7 6-10 2 12- 3,(1-1)  OAK M. Blowers S. Service -0% 94% Henderson Steals 3B
t7 6-10 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Blowers S. Service 3% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 10.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 10-6, Athletics' Buddy Groom facing 1-2-3
Buddy Groom replaces Blake Stein pitching
b7 10-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Damon B. Groom -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 10-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR C. Beltran B. Groom 0% 97% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b7 10-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Offerman B. Groom 0% 97% Reached on E9 (Line Drive to Short RF); Beltran to 2B
b7 10-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RR KCR D. Palmer B. Groom 2% 99% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Beltran Scores; Offerman Scores/unER
b7 12-6 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Giambi B. Groom 0% 99% Walk
b7 12-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. King B. Groom -0% 99% Lineout: CF
Jeff Conine pinch hits for Hal Morris (LF) batting 7th
b7 12-6 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Conine B. Groom -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 12.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 6-12, Royals' Scott Service facing 6-7-8
Jeff Conine moves from PH to LF
t8 6-12 0 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK B. Grieve S. Service -1% 98% Walk
t8 6-12 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK S. Spiezio S. Service 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
Eric Chavez pinch hits for Miguel Tejada (SS) batting 8th
t8 6-12 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK E. Chavez S. Service 0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Grieve to 2B
t8 6-12 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Macfarlane S. Service 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 12.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 12-6, Athletics' Mark Holzemer facing 8-9-1
Mark Holzemer replaces Buddy Groom pitching
Rafael Bournigal replaces Eric Chavez (PH) playing 2B batting 8th
Jorge Velandia replaces Scott Spiezio (2B) playing SS batting 7th
b8 12-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Sweeney M. Holzemer 0% 100% Double to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b8 12-6 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  R KCR M. Lopez M. Holzemer 0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Sweeney Scores; Lopez to 3B/Adv on throw
b8 13-6 0 --3 5,(1-2)  R KCR J. Damon M. Holzemer 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Lopez Scores
b8 14-6 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR C. Beltran M. Holzemer 0% 100% Wild Pitch; Damon to 2B
b8 14-6 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR C. Beltran M. Holzemer 0% 100% Walk
Carlos Febles pinch hits for Jose Offerman (2B) batting 3rd
Dee Brown pinch runs for Johnny Damon (RF) batting 1st
b8 14-6 0 12- 3,(1-1)  KCR C. Febles M. Holzemer 0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Brown to 3B; Beltran to 2B
Scott Leius pinch hits for Dean Palmer (3B) batting 4th
b8 14-6 0 123 4,(2-1)  R KCR S. Leius M. Holzemer 0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Brown Scores; Beltran to 3B; Febles to 2B
b8 15-6 0 123 2,(0-1)  RO KCR J. Giambi M. Holzemer 0% 100% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Beltran Scores
b8 16-6 1 12- 3,(2-0)  OO KCR J. King M. Holzemer -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 16.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 6-16, Royals' Scott Service facing 1-2-3
Hector Ortiz replaces Mike Sweeney playing C batting 8th
Shane Halter replaces Jeff King playing 1B batting 6th
Carlos Febles moves from PH to 2B
Scott Leius moves from PH to 3B
Dee Brown moves from PR to RF
t9 6-16 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK R. Henderson S. Service 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t9 6-16 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK R. Christenson S. Service 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
Jason McDonald pinch hits for Jason Giambi (1B) batting 3rd
t9 6-16 2 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK J. McDonald S. Service 0% 100% Walk
t9 6-16 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  OAK M. Stairs S. Service 0% 100% Wild Pitch; McDonald to 2B
t9 6-16 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O OAK M. Stairs S. Service 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 16.

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