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Friday, April 28, 2006, 7:11PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 12,203, Time of Game: 2:51
Athletics
5
11-12
 Won 2 
2nd, 1 GB
at Royals
3
5-16
 Lost 2 
5th, 9½ GB
W: Dan Haren (1-2)
L: Joe Mays (0-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  2   3  0  0   0  0  0    5  6  0
Royals          1  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  1    3  9  0

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mark Kotsay CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .250 .330 .369 .699 12 9 -0.085 0.58 0.000 -0.085 -2.2 2 0
Nick Swisher LF 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .316 .409 .724 1.133 19 11 -0.043 0.50 0.012 -0.056 -1.2 2 0
Eric Chavez 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .282 .380 .654 1.034 20 11 -0.017 0.53 0.019 -0.036 -0.4 1 1
Frank Thomas DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .197 .265 .421 .686 16 9 -0.023 0.81 0.038 -0.061 -0.5
Jay Payton RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .183 .183 .233 .417 12 8 -0.033 0.74 0.061 -0.095 -0.5 2 0 2B,GDP
Bobby Crosby SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .213 .250 .328 .578 11 6 0.038 0.76 0.067 -0.029 0.4 2 2
Dan Johnson 1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .155 .246 .241 .488 21 13 0.043 0.71 0.080 -0.037 1.3 5 2
Jason Kendall C 2 1 1 1 1 0 4 .224 .338 .259 .597 20 11 0.007 0.76 0.037 -0.030 0.3 7 0 SF
Mark Ellis 2B 3 1 2 4 1 1 4 .200 .259 .333 .593 17 9 0.282 0.80 0.289 -0.007 2.8 4 2 HR,2B
Dan Haren P 1 0
   Kiko Calero P 0 0
   Kirk Saarloos P 1 0
Team Totals 31 5 6 5 6 5 38 .194 .316 .355 .671 148 87 0.169 0.68 0.603 -0.436 -0.0 27 7
2B: J Payton (3, off J Mays); M Ellis (4, off J Mays).
HR: M Ellis (2, off J Mays, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: J Kendall (2, off J Mays).
TB: M Ellis 6; J Payton 2; F Thomas; D Johnson; J Kendall.
GIDP: J Payton (1).
RBI: M Ellis 4 (9); J Kendall (6).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Crosby-M Ellis-D Johnson.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Shane Costa CF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .317 .333 .533 .867 7 4 0.025 0.82 0.048 -0.023 0.2 1 0 2B
   Esteban German PR-CF 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .444 .565 .500 1.065 14 6 0.053 1.20 0.088 -0.035 0.3 2 0
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .291 .329 .405 .734 20 12 -0.035 1.57 0.104 -0.139 -0.6 2 5
Mike Sweeney DH 4 1 1 2 1 2 5 .197 .333 .344 .678 18 9 0.127 1.83 0.227 -0.099 1.1 HR
   Tony Graffanino PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .207 .345 .552 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Reggie Sanders RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .236 .253 .458 .712 16 12 -0.070 2.00 0.119 -0.189 0.3 2 0 HR,2B
Doug Mientkiewicz 1B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .262 .310 .369 .679 12 7 -0.183 2.14 0.062 -0.245 -0.8 10 0 2B
Emil Brown LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .208 .286 .306 .591 13 7 -0.065 1.13 0.059 -0.124 -0.7 2 0 SB,HBP,GDP
Mark Teahen 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .220 .277 .373 .650 21 10 -0.041 1.16 0.051 -0.092 -0.5 2 2
Angel Berroa SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .280 .289 .373 .663 13 10 -0.137 1.32 0.000 -0.137 -1.3 1 5
John Buck C 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .205 .280 .318 .598 11 6 -0.036 1.10 0.030 -0.066 -0.3 5 1 HBP
   Matt Stairs PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .167 .375 .250 .625 5 2 0.030 0.57 0.030 0.000 0.3
Joe Mays P 0 0
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
   Luke Hudson P 0 0
   Andy Sisco P 0 0
Team Totals 35 3 9 3 4 7 41 .257 .366 .514 .880 150 85 -0.332 1.48 0.818 -1.149 -2.0 27 13
2B: S Costa (4, off D Haren); R Sanders (4, off D Haren); D Mientkiewicz (5, off D Haren).
HR: M Sweeney (2, off D Haren, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); R Sanders (4, off D Haren, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
HBP: J Buck (1, by D Haren); E Brown (1, by D Haren).
TB: R Sanders 6; M Sweeney 4; D Mientkiewicz 3; S Costa 2; E Brown; M Stairs; E German.
GIDP: E Brown (2).
RBI: M Sweeney 2 (6); R Sanders (13).
2-out RBI: M Sweeney.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 0 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Berroa-M Grudzielanek-D Mientkiewicz.
Baserunning
SB: E Brown (3, 2nd base off D Haren/J Kendall).

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
Dan Haren, W (1-2) 8 8 2 2 1 6 2 4.84 34 116 70 39 10 21 8 17 6 0 63 0.283 1.06 2.5
Kiko Calero, H (4) 0.1 1 1 1 2 0 0 2.00 4 23 10 3 1 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 -0.167 1.44 -1.1
Kirk Saarloos, S (1) 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.54 3 11 5 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 0.215 6.51 0.6
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 4 7 2 3.00 41 150 85 44 13 28 9 19 7 0 63 3 1 0.331 1.48 2.0

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
Joe Mays, L (0-3) 3.1 4 5 5 5 0 1 11.07 18 73 36 22 1 13 5 8 2 0 27 -0.314 1.04 -3.5
Jimmy Gobble 3.2 0 0 0 1 4 0 6.75 12 51 33 14 5 14 4 3 1 0 1 0 0.116 0.45 2.4
Luke Hudson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.56 3 9 7 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.019 0.23 0.6
Andy Sisco 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 9.00 5 15 11 8 1 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0.010 0.25 0.6
Team Totals 9 6 5 5 6 5 1 5.00 38 148 87 48 8 31 13 14 5 0 27 1 0 -0.169 0.68 0.0
Balks: None.
WP: J Mays (3); A Sisco (1).
HBP: D Haren 2 (4; J Buck, E Brown).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Andy Fletcher, 1B - Mike Reilly, 2B - Jeff Kellogg, 3B - Jerry Meals.
Time of Game: 2:51.
Attendance: 12,203.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 56° F, Wind 5mph from Right to Left.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Kansas City Royals
1 Mark Kotsay CF 1 Shane Costa CF
2 Nick Swisher LF 2 Mark Grudzielanek 2B
3 Eric Chavez 3B 3 Mike Sweeney DH
4 Frank Thomas DH 4 Reggie Sanders RF
5 Jay Payton RF 5 Doug Mientkiewicz 1B
6 Bobby Crosby SS 6 Emil Brown LF
7 Dan Johnson 1B 7 Mark Teahen 3B
8 Jason Kendall C 8 Angel Berroa SS
9 Mark Ellis 2B 9 John Buck C
Dan Haren P Joe Mays P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR OAK M. Ellis J. Mays 19% 58% Home Run (Fly Ball); Kendall Scores
b9 3-5 2 123 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. Mientkiewicz K. Saarloos 18% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
b9 3-5 1 123 5,(1-2)  O KCR R. Sanders K. Saarloos 16% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-5 1 123 4,(3-0)  R KCR M. Sweeney K. Saarloos -13% 66% Walk; Stairs Scores; German to 3B; Grudzielanek to 2B
b9 2-5 1 12- 7,(3-2)  KCR M. Grudzielanek K. Calero -10% 78% Walk; Stairs to 3B; German to 2B

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' Joe Mays facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK M. Kotsay J. Mays -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK N. Swisher J. Mays -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK E. Chavez J. Mays -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dan Haren facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR S. Costa D. Haren 2% 47% Popfly: SS (Short LF Line)
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek D. Haren 2% 49% Popfly: 2B (Short RF Line)
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R KCR M. Sweeney D. Haren -10% 39% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b1 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR R. Sanders D. Haren 1% 40% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Joe Mays facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK F. Thomas J. Mays 4% 44% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO OAK J. Payton J. Mays -8% 36% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK B. Crosby J. Mays -1% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Dan Haren facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. Mientkiewicz D. Haren 2% 37% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR E. Brown D. Haren -2% 35% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 1-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Teahen D. Haren -1% 33% Brown Steals 2B
b2 1-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen D. Haren 3% 36% Groundout: SS-1B; Brown to 3B
b2 1-0 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Berroa D. Haren 3% 39% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Joe Mays facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK D. Johnson J. Mays -3% 37% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK J. Kendall J. Mays 3% 40% Walk
t3 0-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR OAK M. Ellis J. Mays 19% 58% Home Run (Fly Ball); Kendall Scores
t3 2-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Kotsay J. Mays -2% 57% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 2-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK N. Swisher J. Mays 1% 58% Walk
t3 2-1 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  OAK E. Chavez J. Mays 2% 60% Walk; Swisher to 2B
t3 2-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O OAK F. Thomas J. Mays -4% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Dan Haren facing 9-1-2
b3 1-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Buck D. Haren 3% 58% Flyball: CF
b3 1-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR S. Costa D. Haren -5% 54% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
Esteban German pinch runs for Shane Costa (CF) batting 1st
b3 1-2 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek D. Haren 4% 58% Flyball: CF
b3 1-2 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney D. Haren 4% 62% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Joe Mays facing 5-6-7
Esteban German moves from PR to CF
t4 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK J. Payton J. Mays 6% 68% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t4 2-1 0 -2- 4,(3-0)  OAK B. Crosby J. Mays 3% 71% Walk
t4 2-1 0 12- 6,(3-2)  OAK D. Johnson J. Mays 7% 77% Walk; Payton to 3B; Crosby to 2B
t4 2-1 0 123 7,(2-2)  RO OAK J. Kendall J. Mays -2% 75% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Payton Scores
t4 3-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OAK M. Ellis J. Mays 4% 79% Wild Pitch; Crosby to 3B; Johnson to 2B
t4 3-1 1 -23 3,(2-0)  RR OAK M. Ellis J. Mays 9% 87% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Crosby Scores; Johnson Scores
Jimmy Gobble replaces Joe Mays pitching
t4 5-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. Kotsay J. Gobble -1% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Ellis to 3B
t4 5-1 2 --3 6,(2-2)  O OAK N. Swisher J. Gobble -2% 84% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Dan Haren facing 4-5-6
b4 1-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R KCR R. Sanders D. Haren -7% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
b4 2-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR D. Mientkiewicz D. Haren -4% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b4 2-5 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO KCR E. Brown D. Haren 9% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b4 2-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen D. Haren 1% 83% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Jimmy Gobble facing 3-4-5
t5 5-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK E. Chavez J. Gobble -1% 81% Popfly: 3B
t5 5-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK F. Thomas J. Gobble -1% 80% Strikeout Looking
t5 5-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Payton J. Gobble -1% 79% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Dan Haren facing 8-9-1
b5 2-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Berroa D. Haren 3% 82% Lineout: 3B
b5 2-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Buck D. Haren -3% 79% Hit By Pitch
b5 2-5 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR E. German D. Haren 3% 83% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 2-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek D. Haren 3% 85% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Jimmy Gobble facing 6-7-8
t6 5-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK B. Crosby J. Gobble -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 5-2 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O OAK D. Johnson J. Gobble -1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t6 5-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK J. Kendall J. Gobble -1% 82% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Dan Haren facing 3-4-5
b6 2-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney D. Haren 3% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR R. Sanders D. Haren -5% 81% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b6 2-5 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. Mientkiewicz D. Haren 4% 85% Groundout: 1B-P; Sanders to 3B
b6 2-5 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O KCR E. Brown D. Haren 4% 88% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Jimmy Gobble facing 9-1-2
t7 5-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK M. Ellis J. Gobble 2% 90% Walk
t7 5-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O OAK M. Kotsay J. Gobble -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t7 5-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK N. Swisher J. Gobble -1% 87% Strikeout Looking
t7 5-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK E. Chavez J. Gobble -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Dan Haren facing 7-8-9
b7 2-5 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Teahen D. Haren -5% 81% Walk
b7 2-5 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Berroa D. Haren 5% 86% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Buck D. Haren 4% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-5 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR E. German D. Haren -3% 87% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Teahen to 2B
b7 2-5 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek D. Haren 5% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Luke Hudson facing 4-5-6
Luke Hudson replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
t8 5-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK F. Thomas L. Hudson -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 5-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK J. Payton L. Hudson -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 5-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK B. Crosby L. Hudson -0% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Dan Haren facing 3-4-5
b8 2-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney D. Haren 3% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR R. Sanders D. Haren 2% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 2-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. Mientkiewicz D. Haren -2% 93% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b8 2-5 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  KCR E. Brown D. Haren -2% 91% Hit By Pitch
b8 2-5 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen D. Haren 5% 96% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Andy Sisco facing 7-8-9
Andy Sisco replaces Luke Hudson pitching
t9 5-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  OAK D. Johnson A. Sisco 1% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t9 5-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OAK J. Kendall A. Sisco 1% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive); Johnson to 2B
t9 5-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OAK M. Ellis A. Sisco 1% 98% Wild Pitch; Johnson to 3B; Kendall to 2B
t9 5-2 0 -23 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Ellis A. Sisco -1% 98% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-2 1 -23 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. Kotsay A. Sisco -2% 96% Fielder's Choice 2B; Johnson out at Hm/2B-C-3B
t9 5-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O OAK N. Swisher A. Sisco -1% 95% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Kiko Calero facing 8-9-1
Kiko Calero replaces Dan Haren pitching
b9 2-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Berroa K. Calero 3% 98% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
Matt Stairs pinch hits for John Buck (C) batting 9th
b9 2-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Stairs K. Calero -3% 95% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b9 2-5 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR E. German K. Calero -6% 89% Walk; Stairs to 2B
b9 2-5 1 12- 7,(3-2)  KCR M. Grudzielanek K. Calero -10% 78% Walk; Stairs to 3B; German to 2B
Kirk Saarloos replaces Kiko Calero pitching
b9 2-5 1 123 4,(3-0)  R KCR M. Sweeney K. Saarloos -13% 66% Walk; Stairs Scores; German to 3B; Grudzielanek to 2B
Tony Graffanino pinch runs for Mike Sweeney (DH) batting 3rd
b9 3-5 1 123 5,(1-2)  O KCR R. Sanders K. Saarloos 16% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-5 2 123 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. Mientkiewicz K. Saarloos 18% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 3.

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  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • 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.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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