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Standings
OAK
@LAA
0
3
TBD
@BOS
4
7
DET
@CHW
3
12
TEX
@KCR
5
4
NYY
@SEA
1
5
BAL
@TOR
5
3
WSN
@ATL
7
8
 
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CIN
@HOU
1
3
SDP
@MIL
6
5
PHI
@NYM
3
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Thursday, September 1, 2005, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 12,735, Time of Game: 2:55
Rangers
5
65-69
 Won 2 
3rd, 10½ GB
at Royals
4
43-89
 Lost 1 
5th, 38 GB
W: Kenny Rogers (12-7)
L: J.P. Howell (1-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  0   4  0  0   1  0  0    5  7  1
Royals          0  1  1   0  1  0   0  1  0    4 12  2

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gary Matthews CF 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .257 .317 .454 .771 23 15 -0.007 0.69 0.046 -0.053 -0.2 2 0
Michael Young SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .323 .376 .504 .880 16 8 -0.066 0.77 0.009 -0.074 -0.7 1 5 HBP
Mark Teixeira 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .285 .363 .538 .901 16 11 -0.078 0.70 0.000 -0.078 -0.8 10 0
Alfonso Soriano 2B 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .284 .320 .539 .859 12 7 0.188 0.87 0.198 -0.009 2.1 6 5 2B,SB
Kevin Mench LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .276 .345 .508 .852 20 11 -0.022 1.06 0.048 -0.070 0.1 1 0
Hank Blalock 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .272 .327 .447 .774 16 9 -0.067 1.32 0.083 -0.150 -1.0 0 2 2B,GDP
Phil Nevin DH 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .243 .295 .383 .678 22 9 -0.042 1.13 0.040 -0.082 -0.9 GDP
Rod Barajas C 4 2 2 4 0 0 4 .256 .309 .456 .766 17 8 0.336 1.51 0.405 -0.069 2.6 4 0 2·HR
Mark DeRosa RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .231 .298 .423 .721 19 12 -0.069 0.68 0.000 -0.069 -0.8 3 0
Kenny Rogers P 0 2
   Steve Karsay P 0 0
   Brian Shouse P 0 1
   Francisco Cordero P 0 1
Team Totals 33 5 7 5 3 10 37 .212 .297 .455 .752 161 90 0.173 0.95 0.829 -0.654 0.3 27 16
2B: A Soriano (35, off J Howell); H Blalock (26, off J Howell).
HR: R Barajas 2 (16, 1 off J Howell, 4th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF, 1 off A Burgos, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
HBP: M Young (3, by A Burgos).
TB: R Barajas 8; A Soriano 4; H Blalock 2; K Mench.
GIDP: P Nevin (8); H Blalock (9).
RBI: R Barajas 4 (49); H Blalock (79).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 3. M Young-A Soriano-M Teixeira 2; H Blalock-A Soriano-M Teixeira.
E: K Mench (3).
Baserunning
SB: A Soriano (22, 2nd base off J Howell/J Buck).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chip Ambres CF 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .258 .350 .371 .720 19 12 0.156 1.64 0.222 -0.066 0.6 2 0
Joe McEwing 3B 4 0 2 1 0 1 5 .253 .277 .312 .588 21 16 0.039 2.28 0.184 -0.145 0.4 0 3 SH,GDP
Terrence Long LF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .275 .311 .376 .687 17 11 -0.013 2.30 0.216 -0.230 0.8 1 0 2B
Emil Brown RF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .284 .340 .441 .781 17 14 -0.342 2.72 0.037 -0.379 -1.9 2 0 GDP
John Buck C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .220 .273 .344 .617 13 6 -0.080 1.65 0.067 -0.147 -1.0 8 1 GDP
Angel Berroa SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .260 .298 .355 .653 14 8 0.095 1.58 0.144 -0.049 0.6 3 4
Matt Diaz DH 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 .269 .296 .388 .684 8 7 0.107 0.82 0.120 -0.013 0.9
   Aaron Guiel PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091 .182 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Paul Phillips PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .438 .688 3 2 -0.100 5.19 0.000 -0.100 -0.4
Justin Huber 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .200 .250 .267 .517 15 7 -0.040 2.15 0.055 -0.095 -0.4 10 0
Denny Hocking 2B 3 2 1 0 1 1 4 .238 .360 .262 .622 22 10 -0.147 2.76 0.091 -0.239 -0.1 1 4 2B
J.P. Howell P 0 0
   Ambiorix Burgos P 0 0
   Jeremy Affeldt P 0 1
Team Totals 35 4 12 4 4 4 40 .343 .410 .400 .810 149 93 -0.325 2.12 1.136 -1.463 -0.7 27 13
2B: D Hocking (1, off K Rogers); T Long (20, off K Rogers).
SH: J McEwing (4, off F Cordero).
TB: T Long 3; D Hocking 2; C Ambres 2; A Berroa 2; M Diaz 2; J McEwing 2; E Brown.
GIDP: J McEwing (5); E Brown (10); J Buck (9).
RBI: A Berroa (35); T Long (47); M Diaz (7); J McEwing (6).
2-out RBI: M Diaz.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Hocking-A Berroa-J Huber; A Berroa-D Hocking-J Huber.
E: J Buck (3); E Brown (10).

Texas Rangers

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
Kenny Rogers, W (12-7) 7 11 4 3 1 2 0 3.18 30 105 71 43 4 24 14 13 8 0 42 0.008 1.26 0.0
Steve Karsay, H (2) 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 7.27 3 10 4 3 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 -0.133 3.02 -0.8
Brian Shouse, H (10) 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.44 3 14 6 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.243 6.04 0.9
Francisco Cordero, S (30) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.41 4 20 12 7 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.207 4.95 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 4 3 4 4 0 3.00 40 149 93 55 6 32 17 15 9 0 42 3 1 0.325 2.12 0.7
K Rogers faced 1 batter in the 8th 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
J.P. Howell, L (1-5) 6 5 4 4 2 7 1 7.08 25 108 59 27 12 20 9 7 4 0 51 -0.159 1.09 -0.9
Ambiorix Burgos 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 3.54 5 15 10 4 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 -0.087 0.60 -0.5
Jeremy Affeldt 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 5.14 7 38 21 13 0 8 2 3 2 0 0 0 0.071 0.67 1.0
Team Totals 9 7 5 5 3 10 2 5.00 37 161 90 44 14 32 11 12 6 0 51 0 0 -0.175 0.95 -0.3
Balks: None.
WP: J Howell 2 (6).
HBP: A Burgos (4; M Young).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Laz Diaz, 1B - Dana DeMuth, 2B - Marty Foster, 3B - Adam Dowdy.
Time of Game: 2:55.
Attendance: 12,735.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 78° F, Wind 5mph in unknown direction, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Kansas City Royals
1 Gary Matthews CF 1 Chip Ambres CF
2 Michael Young SS 2 Joe McEwing 3B
3 Mark Teixeira 1B 3 Terrence Long LF
4 Alfonso Soriano 2B 4 Emil Brown RF
5 Kevin Mench LF 5 John Buck C
6 Hank Blalock 3B 6 Angel Berroa SS
7 Phil Nevin DH 7 Matt Diaz DH
8 Rod Barajas C 8 Justin Huber 1B
9 Mark DeRosa RF 9 Denny Hocking 2B
Kenny Rogers P J.P. Howell P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-2 1 12- 5,(3-1)  RRR TEX R. Barajas J. Howell 28% 71% Home Run (Fly Ball); Blalock Scores; Nevin Scores
b8 4-5 2 123 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. Hocking B. Shouse 20% 83% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-4 1 12- 6,(1-2)  R KCR J. McEwing K. Rogers -17% 48% Single to RF (Line Drive); Hocking Scores; Ambres to 3B
b9 4-5 2 --3 5,(0-2)  O KCR E. Brown F. Cordero 17% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR C. Ambres F. Cordero -13% 66% Walk

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' J.P. Howell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX G. Matthews J. Howell -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O TEX M. Young J. Howell -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX M. Teixeira J. Howell -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Kenny Rogers facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR C. Ambres K. Rogers -3% 42% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO KCR J. McEwing K. Rogers 7% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Long K. Rogers 1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' J.P. Howell facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX A. Soriano J. Howell 4% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  TEX K. Mench J. Howell 6% 59% Soriano Steals 2B; Soriano to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t2 0-0 0 --3 6,(3-2)  O TEX K. Mench J. Howell -5% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --3 4,(2-1)  O TEX H. Blalock J. Howell -6% 49% Foul Popfly: SS (3B Foul)
t2 0-0 2 --3 7,(3-2)  TEX P. Nevin J. Howell 1% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  O TEX R. Barajas J. Howell -5% 45% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Kenny Rogers facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR E. Brown K. Rogers -4% 41% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR J. Buck K. Rogers 8% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR A. Berroa K. Rogers -2% 47% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Berroa to 2B/Adv on E7
b2 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R KCR M. Diaz K. Rogers -10% 37% Single to RF (Line Drive); Berroa Scores/unER
b2 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Huber K. Rogers 2% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' J.P. Howell facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX M. DeRosa J. Howell -3% 36% Foul Popfly: SS (3B Foul)
t3 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  TEX G. Matthews J. Howell 3% 39% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Matthews to 1B
t3 0-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  TEX M. Young J. Howell 2% 41% Wild Pitch; Matthews to 2B
t3 0-1 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O TEX M. Young J. Howell -4% 37% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O TEX M. Teixeira J. Howell -4% 33% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Kenny Rogers facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR D. Hocking K. Rogers -6% 28% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b3 1-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR C. Ambres K. Rogers 4% 31% Groundout: P-1B
b3 1-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. McEwing K. Rogers -2% 30% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Hocking stays at 2B
b3 1-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR T. Long K. Rogers -11% 19% Single to CF (Line Drive); Hocking Scores; McEwing to 3B
b3 2-0 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  OO KCR E. Brown K. Rogers 8% 27% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' J.P. Howell facing 4-5-6
t4 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX A. Soriano J. Howell 7% 34% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru LF Line)
t4 0-2 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O TEX K. Mench J. Howell -2% 32% Groundout: 3B-1B; Soriano to 3B
t4 0-2 1 --3 2,(1-0)  R TEX H. Blalock J. Howell 8% 40% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Soriano Scores
t4 1-2 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  TEX P. Nevin J. Howell 3% 43% Walk
t4 1-2 1 12- 5,(3-1)  RRR TEX R. Barajas J. Howell 28% 71% Home Run (Fly Ball); Blalock Scores; Nevin Scores
t4 4-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX M. DeRosa J. Howell -1% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t4 4-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O TEX G. Matthews J. Howell -1% 69% Lineout: CF
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Rangers' Kenny Rogers facing 5-6-7
b4 2-4 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Buck K. Rogers 3% 72% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
b4 2-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR A. Berroa K. Rogers 2% 74% Lineout: RF
b4 2-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Diaz K. Rogers 1% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' J.P. Howell facing 2-3-4
t5 4-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX M. Young J. Howell -2% 73% Strikeout Swinging
t5 4-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX M. Teixeira J. Howell -1% 72% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t5 4-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX A. Soriano J. Howell -1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Rangers' Kenny Rogers facing 8-9-1
b5 2-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Huber K. Rogers 3% 74% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
b5 2-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. Hocking K. Rogers -4% 70% Walk
b5 2-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR C. Ambres K. Rogers -5% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive); Hocking to 2B
b5 2-4 1 12- 6,(1-2)  R KCR J. McEwing K. Rogers -17% 48% Single to RF (Line Drive); Hocking Scores; Ambres to 3B
b5 3-4 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  O KCR T. Long K. Rogers 10% 58% Flyball: LF
b5 3-4 2 1-3 4,(0-2)  O KCR E. Brown K. Rogers 8% 66% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' J.P. Howell facing 5-6-7
t6 4-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  TEX K. Mench J. Howell 4% 70% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t6 4-3 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO TEX H. Blalock J. Howell -8% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t6 4-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O TEX P. Nevin J. Howell -1% 60% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Rangers' Kenny Rogers facing 5-6-7
b6 3-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Buck K. Rogers 4% 64% Lineout: CF
b6 3-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Berroa K. Rogers 3% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Diaz K. Rogers -2% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b6 3-4 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Huber K. Rogers 4% 69% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Ambiorix Burgos facing 8-9-1
Ambiorix Burgos replaces J.P. Howell pitching
t7 4-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R TEX R. Barajas A. Burgos 12% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t7 5-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX M. DeRosa A. Burgos -2% 80% Flyball: RF
t7 5-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX G. Matthews A. Burgos -1% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  TEX M. Young A. Burgos 1% 79% Hit By Pitch
t7 5-3 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O TEX M. Teixeira A. Burgos -2% 78% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Rangers' Kenny Rogers facing 9-1-2
b7 3-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. Hocking K. Rogers 4% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR C. Ambres K. Rogers 3% 84% Flyball: CF
b7 3-5 2 --- 7,(1-2)  O KCR J. McEwing K. Rogers 2% 86% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Jeremy Affeldt facing 4-5-6
Jeremy Affeldt replaces Ambiorix Burgos pitching
t8 5-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  TEX A. Soriano J. Affeldt 4% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive); Soriano to 2B/Adv on E9
t8 5-3 0 -2- 8,(3-2)  TEX K. Mench J. Affeldt 1% 91% Walk
t8 5-3 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O TEX H. Blalock J. Affeldt -1% 90% Lineout: RF; Soriano to 3B
t8 5-3 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  OO TEX P. Nevin J. Affeldt -7% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Rangers' Kenny Rogers facing 3-4-5
b8 3-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR T. Long K. Rogers -11% 72% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
Steve Karsay replaces Kenny Rogers pitching
b8 3-5 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR E. Brown S. Karsay 5% 78% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Long to 3B
b8 3-5 1 --3 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Buck S. Karsay -7% 71% Walk
b8 3-5 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  R KCR A. Berroa S. Karsay -12% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive); Long Scores; Buck to 2B
Brian Shouse replaces Steve Karsay pitching
Aaron Guiel pinch hits for Matt Diaz (DH) batting 7th
Paul Phillips pinch hits for Aaron Guiel batting 7th
b8 4-5 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR P. Phillips B. Shouse 10% 69% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; Buck to 3B
b8 4-5 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Huber B. Shouse -6% 63% Walk; Phillips to 2B
b8 4-5 2 123 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. Hocking B. Shouse 20% 83% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rangers 5, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Jeremy Affeldt facing 8-9-1
t9 5-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX R. Barajas J. Affeldt -2% 82% Flyball: CF
t9 5-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX M. DeRosa J. Affeldt -1% 80% Groundout: P-2B-1B
t9 5-4 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O TEX G. Matthews J. Affeldt -1% 79% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Rangers' Francisco Cordero facing 1-2-3
Francisco Cordero replaces Brian Shouse pitching
b9 4-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR C. Ambres F. Cordero -13% 66% Walk
b9 4-5 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. McEwing F. Cordero 6% 71% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Ambres to 2B
b9 4-5 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  O KCR T. Long F. Cordero 12% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B; Ambres to 3B
b9 4-5 2 --3 5,(0-2)  O KCR E. Brown F. Cordero 17% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Royals 4.

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  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

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