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Scores
Standings
SEA
@ANA
5
1
BAL
@BOS
5
7
NYY
@CHW
3
6
 
(10)
DET
@KCR
6
12
TEX
@OAK
3
7
TBD
@TOR
5
2
FLA
@ATL
6
3
SFG
@HOU
6
3
LAD
@SDP
5
9
Monday, September 22, 2003, 7:05PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 10,574, Time of Game: 3:04
Tigers
6
38-118
 Lost 10 
5th, 49 GB
at Royals
12
82-74
 Won 3 
2nd, 5 GB
L: Gary Knotts (3-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  1  0   0  3  0   0  2  0    6 10  1
Royals          2  0  1   1  2  5   0  1  X   12 16  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alex Sanchez CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .283 .314 .360 .675 8 6 -0.047 1.36 0.063 -0.110 -0.4 1 0
   Ben Petrick RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .216 .266 .371 .637 4 3 -0.002 0.08 0.000 -0.002 -0.1 0 0
Warren Morris 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .275 .319 .370 .689 12 8 -0.003 1.08 0.086 -0.089 -0.3 3 4
Bobby Higginson RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .236 .322 .366 .688 20 11 -0.023 0.81 0.012 -0.035 -0.4 5 0 SF
   Omar Infante 3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .217 .278 .246 .524 4 2 0.002 0.04 0.002 0.000 0.3 0 0
Dmitri Young DH 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .286 .357 .525 .882 16 8 0.077 0.77 0.092 -0.015 0.5
   Matt Walbeck PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .175 .199 .241 .439 5 3 -0.003 0.11 0.000 -0.003 -0.6 GDP
Carlos Pena 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .247 .331 .450 .780 19 14 -0.040 1.05 0.043 -0.082 -0.5 5 0
Craig Monroe LF 2 2 1 0 2 0 4 .230 .280 .428 .708 22 11 0.026 0.96 0.067 -0.041 0.6 0 0
Shane Halter 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .212 .265 .333 .598 7 6 -0.036 1.68 0.057 -0.093 -0.2 1 0
   Andres Torres CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .210 .248 .293 .541 5 4 -0.004 0.16 0.000 -0.004 -0.4 0 0
Brandon Inge C 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .206 .268 .345 .613 14 9 0.014 1.37 0.052 -0.038 0.0 6 0 SH
   A.J. Hinch PH-C 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 .200 .237 .357 .594 2 1 0.008 0.05 0.008 0.000 1.7 0 0 HR
Ramon Santiago SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .221 .287 .278 .565 9 7 0.061 1.51 0.110 -0.049 0.5 3 4
Gary Knotts P 0 1
   Chris Mears P 0 0
   Franklyn German P 0 0
   Chris Spurling P 0 0
   Brian Schmack P 0 0
   Wil Ledezma P 0 0
Team Totals 34 6 10 5 4 4 40 .294 .359 .382 .741 147 93 0.030 1.03 0.592 -0.561 0.8 24 9
HR: A Hinch (2, off J Grimsley, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: B Higginson (6, off J Affeldt).
SH: B Inge (3, off P Abbott).
TB: A Hinch 4; C Monroe; W Morris; D Young; B Higginson; O Infante; S Halter; A Sanchez; R Santiago; C Pena.
GIDP: M Walbeck (3).
RBI: A Hinch 2 (10); B Higginson (50); D Young (79); R Santiago (25).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 3. R Santiago-W Morris-C Pena 2; R Santiago-C Pena.
E: W Morris (6).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Angel Berroa SS 4 2 2 1 1 1 5 .291 .342 .455 .797 17 11 0.057 0.66 0.094 -0.037 1.6 1 3 SB
Carlos Beltran CF 4 1 1 1 1 2 5 .306 .387 .515 .902 22 14 0.044 0.71 0.101 -0.056 -0.4 1 0 HR
   David DeJesus CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Sweeney DH 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .297 .396 .466 .862 21 16 -0.014 0.67 0.056 -0.070 -0.4 2B
Raul Ibanez 1B 4 3 3 3 1 0 5 .299 .351 .461 .812 17 9 0.223 0.60 0.236 -0.013 2.9 11 3 HR
Joe Randa 3B 3 2 3 0 1 0 4 .292 .348 .455 .803 18 9 0.099 0.68 0.099 0.000 1.4 0 1 2B
   Julius Matos PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .275 .380 .655 3 2 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.6 0 0 GDP
Aaron Guiel RF 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .289 .357 .509 .866 16 11 -0.118 0.80 0.001 -0.119 -1.3 3 0
Rondell White LF 4 2 4 3 1 0 5 .285 .337 .482 .819 15 9 0.217 0.86 0.217 0.000 4.6 1 0 2B
Desi Relaford 2B 4 0 1 2 1 0 5 .260 .320 .384 .705 16 11 0.069 0.81 0.111 -0.042 0.4 2 5
Brent Mayne C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .242 .307 .342 .648 18 15 -0.045 0.79 0.063 -0.108 -0.4 3 0 GDP
   Mike Difelice C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253 .299 .385 .684 4 2 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.6 2 0 GDP
Paul Abbott P 2 2
   Jeremy Affeldt P 0 0
   Jason Grimsley P 1 0
   Al Levine P 0 0
Team Totals 38 12 16 11 7 6 45 .421 .511 .658 1.169 167 109 0.530 0.69 0.978 -0.447 7.3 27 14
2B: J Randa (30, off G Knotts); M Sweeney (18, off F German); R White (22, off C Spurling).
HR: R Ibanez (18, off G Knotts, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to CF); C Beltran (24, off G Knotts, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: R Ibanez 6; R White 5; J Randa 4; C Beltran 4; A Berroa 2; M Sweeney 2; B Mayne; D Relaford.
GIDP: J Matos (2); B Mayne (9); M Difelice (6).
RBI: R Ibanez 3 (88); R White 3 (84); D Relaford 2 (59); M Sweeney (82); A Berroa (72); C Beltran (96).
2-out RBI: R White 2; R Ibanez 2; A Berroa.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 7 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Relaford-A Berroa-R Ibanez.
Baserunning
SB: A Berroa (21, 2nd base off C Mears/B Inge).

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
Gary Knotts, L (3-8) 4 7 6 5 3 4 2 5.89 23 86 60 34 9 17 5 11 3 0 27 -0.291 0.84 -2.7
Chris Mears 1.1 2 1 1 1 1 0 5.87 6 20 12 8 1 3 1 3 3 0 2 2 -0.093 1.49 -0.6
Franklyn German 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 5.98 3 11 8 4 2 2 1 2 2 0 1 1 -0.106 0.60 -2.2
Chris Spurling 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 4.68 4 19 13 12 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 2 -0.033 0.21 -1.8
Brian Schmack 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.50 5 16 9 5 2 2 2 1 1 0 3 1 -0.003 0.07 0.4
Wil Ledezma 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 5.79 4 15 7 6 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 -0.003 0.03 -0.4
Team Totals 8 16 12 11 7 6 2 12.38 45 167 109 69 14 26 12 20 11 0 27 8 6 -0.529 0.69 -7.3
G Knotts faced 2 batters in the 5th inning.
F German faced 3 batters in the 6th 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
Paul Abbott 4 6 4 4 2 1 0 5.29 20 75 48 30 3 15 10 7 4 0 33 -0.051 1.18 -0.5
Jeremy Affeldt, W (7-6) 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 3.96 9 27 17 14 2 1 5 3 0 0 3 3 0.012 1.78 0.0
Jason Grimsley 2 1 2 2 1 3 1 5.23 8 34 21 13 3 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.006 0.11 -0.8
Al Levine 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.79 3 11 7 3 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.08 0.6
Team Totals 9 10 6 6 4 4 1 6.00 40 147 93 60 9 24 21 11 4 0 33 3 3 -0.030 1.03 -0.8
P Abbott faced 3 batters in the 5th inning.
Balks: J Affeldt (2).
WP: F German 2 (8).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Gary Darling, 1B - Marvin Hudson, 2B - Greg Gibson, 3B - Jerry Layne.
Time of Game: 3:04.
Attendance: 10,574.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 12mph from Left to Right, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Kansas City Royals
1 Alex Sanchez CF 1 Angel Berroa SS
2 Warren Morris 2B 2 Carlos Beltran CF
3 Bobby Higginson RF 3 Mike Sweeney DH
4 Dmitri Young DH 4 Raul Ibanez 1B
5 Carlos Pena 1B 5 Joe Randa 3B
6 Craig Monroe LF 6 Aaron Guiel RF
7 Shane Halter 3B 7 Rondell White LF
8 Brandon Inge C 8 Desi Relaford 2B
9 Ramon Santiago SS 9 Brent Mayne C
Gary Knotts P Paul Abbott P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR KCR R. Ibanez G. Knotts 17% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball); Berroa Scores
b5 4-4 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR R. White C. Mears 12% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Ibanez Scores; Randa to 2B
b5 5-4 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR D. Relaford C. Mears 11% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive); Randa Scores; White to 3B
b3 2-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  R KCR C. Beltran G. Knotts 9% 75% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t5 1-4 0 12- 3,(1-1)  DET W. Morris P. Abbott -9% 63% Single to 3B/Bunt; Santiago to 3B; Sanchez to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Abbott facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET A. Sanchez P. Abbott 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O DET W. Morris P. Abbott 2% 54% Groundout: 1B-P
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  DET B. Higginson P. Abbott -1% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  DET D. Young P. Abbott -2% 51% Walk; Higginson to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O DET C. Pena P. Abbott 4% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Gary Knotts facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR A. Berroa G. Knotts 3% 58% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR C. Beltran G. Knotts -3% 55% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney G. Knotts -3% 52% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR KCR R. Ibanez G. Knotts 17% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball); Berroa Scores
b1 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Randa G. Knotts 1% 70% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b1 2-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Guiel G. Knotts -2% 68% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Abbott facing 6-7-8
t2 0-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  DET C. Monroe P. Abbott -4% 65% Walk
t2 0-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  DET S. Halter P. Abbott -6% 59% Single to RF (Line Drive); Monroe to 2B
t2 0-2 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O DET B. Inge P. Abbott 1% 60% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Monroe to 3B; Halter to 2B
t2 0-2 1 -23 4,(1-2)  RO DET R. Santiago P. Abbott 1% 61% Groundout: 1B-P; Monroe Scores; Halter to 3B
t2 1-2 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O DET A. Sanchez P. Abbott 4% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Gary Knotts facing 7-8-9
b2 2-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR R. White G. Knotts 3% 68% Walk
b2 2-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. Relaford G. Knotts -3% 65% Flyball: RF
b2 2-1 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Mayne G. Knotts -3% 63% Strikeout Looking
b2 2-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Berroa G. Knotts -2% 60% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Paul Abbott facing 2-3-4
t3 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET W. Morris P. Abbott 3% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET B. Higginson P. Abbott 2% 65% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t3 1-2 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET D. Young P. Abbott 1% 66% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Gary Knotts facing 2-3-4
b3 2-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  R KCR C. Beltran G. Knotts 9% 75% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b3 3-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney G. Knotts -2% 74% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b3 3-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR R. Ibanez G. Knotts -1% 72% Flyball: RF
b3 3-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Randa G. Knotts 2% 74% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b3 3-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Guiel G. Knotts -3% 71% Lineout: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Paul Abbott facing 5-6-7
t4 1-3 0 --- 6,(1-2)  DET C. Pena P. Abbott -4% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 1-3 0 1-- 9,(3-2)  O DET C. Monroe P. Abbott 4% 71% Popfly: 2B
t4 1-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O DET S. Halter P. Abbott 3% 75% Flyball: RF
t4 1-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O DET B. Inge P. Abbott 3% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Tigers' Gary Knotts facing 7-8-9
b4 3-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR R. White G. Knotts 2% 80% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b4 3-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. Relaford G. Knotts -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B; White to 2B
b4 3-1 1 -2- 7,(1-2)  R KCR B. Mayne G. Knotts 6% 85% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); White Scores/unER/No RBI
b4 4-1 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Berroa G. Knotts -2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b4 4-1 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR C. Beltran G. Knotts 1% 84% Walk; Mayne to 2B
b4 4-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney G. Knotts -2% 82% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Paul Abbott facing 9-1-2
t5 1-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  DET R. Santiago P. Abbott -4% 78% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 1-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  DET A. Sanchez P. Abbott -6% 72% Single to 1B/Bunt; Santiago to 2B
t5 1-4 0 12- 3,(1-1)  DET W. Morris P. Abbott -9% 63% Single to 3B/Bunt; Santiago to 3B; Sanchez to 2B
Jeremy Affeldt replaces Paul Abbott pitching
t5 1-4 0 123 R DET B. Higginson J. Affeldt -7% 56% Balk; Santiago Scores; Sanchez to 3B; Morris to 2B
t5 2-4 0 -23 4,(2-1)  RO DET B. Higginson J. Affeldt 1% 57% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Sanchez Scores; Morris to 3B
t5 3-4 1 --3 3,(1-1)  R DET D. Young J. Affeldt -7% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Morris Scores
t5 4-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O DET C. Pena J. Affeldt 4% 54% Flyball: RF
t5 4-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  DET C. Monroe J. Affeldt -3% 51% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Young to 2B
t5 4-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O DET S. Halter J. Affeldt 6% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Tigers' Gary Knotts facing 4-5-6
b5 4-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR R. Ibanez G. Knotts 4% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 4-4 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  KCR J. Randa G. Knotts 7% 68% Walk; Ibanez to 2B
Chris Mears replaces Gary Knotts pitching
b5 4-4 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Guiel C. Mears -6% 62% Lineout: 3B (Short 3B Line)
b5 4-4 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR R. White C. Mears 12% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Ibanez Scores; Randa to 2B
b5 5-4 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR D. Relaford C. Mears 11% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive); Randa Scores; White to 3B
b5 6-4 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  OO KCR B. Mayne C. Mears -8% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 6.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-6, Royals' Jeremy Affeldt facing 8-9-1
t6 4-6 0 --- 9,(3-2)  DET B. Inge J. Affeldt -5% 71% Walk
t6 4-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET R. Santiago J. Affeldt 3% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B; Inge to 2B
t6 4-6 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O DET A. Sanchez J. Affeldt 5% 79% Bunt Groundout: C unassisted (Front of Home)
t6 4-6 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O DET W. Morris J. Affeldt 4% 83% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Tigers' Chris Mears facing 1-2-3
b6 6-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Berroa C. Mears 2% 86% Walk
b6 6-4 0 1-- 9,(3-2)  O KCR C. Beltran C. Mears -1% 85% Strikeout Swinging, Berroa Steals 2B
Franklyn German replaces Chris Mears pitching
b6 6-4 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Sweeney F. German 2% 87% Wild Pitch; Berroa to 3B
b6 6-4 1 --3 5,(1-2)  R KCR M. Sweeney F. German 4% 91% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Berroa Scores
b6 7-4 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  KCR R. Ibanez F. German 1% 92% Wild Pitch; Sweeney to 3B
b6 7-4 1 --3 3,(1-1)  R KCR R. Ibanez F. German 2% 94% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru CF-RF); Sweeney Scores
b6 8-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Randa F. German 1% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive); Ibanez to 2B
Chris Spurling replaces Franklyn German pitching
b6 8-4 1 12- 5,(1-2)  O KCR A. Guiel C. Spurling -1% 94% Popfly: SS
b6 8-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RR KCR R. White C. Spurling 4% 98% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Ibanez Scores; Randa Scores
b6 10-4 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  KCR D. Relaford C. Spurling 0% 98% Walk
b6 10-4 2 12- 6,(1-2)  KCR B. Mayne C. Spurling 0% 98% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); White to 3B; Relaford to 2B
Brian Schmack replaces Chris Spurling pitching
b6 10-4 2 123 3,(1-1)  R KCR A. Berroa B. Schmack 1% 99% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); White Scores; Relaford to 3B; Mayne to 2B
b6 11-4 2 123 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Beltran B. Schmack -0% 99% Lineout: CF
5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 11.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-11, Royals' Jason Grimsley facing 3-4-5
Jason Grimsley replaces Jeremy Affeldt pitching
t7 4-11 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET B. Higginson J. Grimsley 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 4-11 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET D. Young J. Grimsley 0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 4-11 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET C. Pena J. Grimsley 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 11.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 11-4, Tigers' Brian Schmack facing 3-4-5
Omar Infante replaces Bobby Higginson (RF) playing 3B batting 3rd
Andres Torres replaces Shane Halter (3B) playing CF batting 7th
Ben Petrick replaces Alex Sanchez (CF) playing RF batting 1st
b7 11-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney B. Schmack -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b7 11-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR R. Ibanez B. Schmack 0% 100% Walk
Julius Matos pinch hits for Joe Randa (3B) batting 5th
b7 11-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR J. Matos B. Schmack -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 11.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-11, Royals' Jason Grimsley facing 6-7-8
Mike Difelice replaces Brent Mayne playing C batting 9th
Julius Matos moves from PH to 3B
David DeJesus replaces Carlos Beltran playing CF batting 2nd
t8 4-11 0 --- 7,(3-2)  DET C. Monroe J. Grimsley -0% 99% Walk
t8 4-11 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O DET A. Torres J. Grimsley 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
A.J. Hinch pinch hits for Brandon Inge (C) batting 8th
t8 4-11 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR DET A. Hinch J. Grimsley -1% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball); Monroe Scores
t8 6-11 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET R. Santiago J. Grimsley 0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 6-11 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Petrick J. Grimsley 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 11.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 11-6, Tigers' Wil Ledezma facing 6-7-8
Wil Ledezma replaces Brian Schmack pitching
A.J. Hinch moves from PH to C
b8 11-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR A. Guiel W. Ledezma 0% 99% Walk
b8 11-6 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR R. White W. Ledezma 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive); Guiel to 3B
b8 11-6 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  RO KCR D. Relaford W. Ledezma 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Guiel Scores
b8 12-6 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO KCR M. Difelice W. Ledezma -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 12.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 6-12, Royals' Al Levine facing 2-3-4
Al Levine replaces Jason Grimsley pitching
t9 6-12 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET W. Morris A. Levine 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 6-12 1 --- 4,(2-1)  DET O. Infante A. Levine -0% 100% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF)
Matt Walbeck pinch hits for Dmitri Young (DH) batting 4th
t9 6-12 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO DET M. Walbeck A. Levine 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 12.

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