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@LAA
1
5
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@BAL
2
3
 
(10)
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@KCR
6
3
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@MIN
2
0
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@NYY
15
11
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@TBD
5
2
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@TEX
1
7
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@ARI
5
3
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0
4
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4
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@CIN
6
5
 
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@FLA
4
5
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@MIL
0
10
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@SFG
2
6
HOU
@STL
2
3
Friday, May 4, 2007, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 17,614, Time of Game: 3:17
Tigers
6
17-11
 Won 5 
2nd, 1 GB
at Royals
3
10-20
 Lost 1 
5th, 9 GB
S: Todd Jones (11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          2  0  0   0  4  0   0  0  0    6 11  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  3  0    3  9  1

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Curtis Granderson CF 5 0 2 0 1 2 6 .262 .319 .523 .842 22 11 0.059 0.49 0.086 -0.028 0.6 3 1 3B
Placido Polanco 2B 4 0 0 1 1 1 5 .350 .389 .419 .808 18 11 -0.068 0.86 0.039 -0.107 -0.6 3 5
Gary Sheffield DH 4 1 0 1 1 0 5 .216 .376 .340 .716 27 17 -0.015 0.60 0.038 -0.052 0.2
Magglio Ordonez RF 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .343 .429 .608 1.036 22 14 0.024 0.50 0.054 -0.030 0.0 1 0 2·2B
Carlos Guillen SS 4 1 3 2 1 0 5 .319 .420 .489 .909 22 10 0.228 0.67 0.231 -0.003 2.7 1 2 2B,IW
Ivan Rodriguez C 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .257 .264 .400 .664 11 6 -0.099 0.69 0.000 -0.099 -1.9 5 0
Sean Casey 1B 4 1 2 1 1 2 5 .224 .298 .282 .580 20 12 0.132 0.63 0.135 -0.004 1.0 13 0 2B
Craig Monroe LF 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .202 .255 .383 .638 20 12 -0.077 0.86 0.012 -0.089 -0.9 1 0
Brandon Inge 3B 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .167 .255 .311 .566 23 17 0.013 0.59 0.061 -0.048 -0.1 0 1
Justin Verlander P 0 2
   Bobby Seay P 0 0
   Jason Grilli P 0 0
   Fernando Rodney P 0 1
   Todd Jones P 0 0
Team Totals 39 6 11 6 7 7 46 .282 .391 .436 .827 185 110 0.197 0.65 0.656 -0.460 1.0 27 12
2B: C Guillen (8, off B Bannister); M Ordonez 2 (15, 1 off D Riske, 1 off B Bannister); S Casey (5, off B Bannister).
3B: C Granderson (3, off B Bannister).
IBB: C Guillen (4, by D Riske).
TB: C Guillen 4; M Ordonez 4; C Granderson 4; S Casey 3; B Inge; C Monroe.
RBI: C Guillen 2 (21); B Inge (8); S Casey (3); G Sheffield (11); P Polanco (15).
2-out RBI: C Guillen 2; B Inge; G Sheffield; S Casey; P Polanco.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Granderson-S Casey; C Guillen-P Polanco-S Casey.
Outfield Assists: C Granderson (J Buck at 1st base).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David DeJesus CF 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .311 .391 .484 .875 16 9 -0.155 0.87 0.009 -0.164 -2.2 3 0 GDP
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .278 .321 .405 .726 20 12 -0.038 0.63 0.018 -0.055 -0.1 1 0
Mark Teahen RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .270 .360 .400 .760 18 12 -0.002 0.55 0.032 -0.034 -0.6 7 0
Mike Sweeney DH 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .262 .333 .381 .714 13 8 -0.031 0.77 0.035 -0.066 1.1 2B
Ross Gload 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .295 .337 .487 .825 11 8 -0.055 0.66 0.000 -0.055 -0.7 7 0
   Shane Costa LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 7 4 -0.023 0.84 0.000 -0.023 -0.3 1 0
Billy Butler LF-1B 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .438 .438 .500 .938 11 6 0.049 0.39 0.059 -0.010 1.1 0 0 2B
   Esteban German PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .343 .422 .765 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Alex Gordon 3B-1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .172 .319 .280 .598 19 12 -0.056 0.64 0.011 -0.067 -0.6 1 1
John Buck C 2 0 1 0 0 1 4 .293 .411 .603 1.014 10 6 0.040 0.69 0.067 -0.027 0.8 7 0 2·HBP
Tony Pena SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .222 .263 .306 .569 13 11 -0.033 0.91 0.034 -0.067 -0.4 0 3
Brian Bannister P 0 1
   Todd Wellemeyer P 0 0
   Neal Musser P 0 0
   David Riske P 0 0
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 9 3 1 5 37 .265 .324 .324 .648 138 88 -0.304 0.69 0.265 -0.568 -2.0 27 5
2B: B Butler (1, off J Verlander); M Sweeney (4, off B Seay).
HBP: J Buck 2 (3, 2 by J Verlander).
TB: B Butler 4; M Sweeney 2; A Gordon; M Grudzielanek; J Buck; M Teahen; T Pena.
GIDP: D DeJesus (2).
RBI: M Sweeney 2 (11); B Butler (2).
2-out RBI: B Butler.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
E: A Gordon (6).

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
Justin Verlander, W (2-1) 7 7 2 2 1 3 0 2.75 29 103 65 44 6 15 12 11 6 0 57 0.254 0.70 2.8
Bobby Seay 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 0 3.52 3 16 9 4 1 4 1 2 1 0 2 2 0.006 0.69 -0.8
Jason Grilli 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 -0.029 0.54 -0.9
Fernando Rodney, H (2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.91 1 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.024 0.80 0.2
Todd Jones, S (11) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.00 3 13 11 6 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.047 0.59 0.6
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 1 5 0 3.00 37 138 88 56 7 25 14 15 8 0 57 4 3 0.302 0.69 2.0
J Verlander faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
J Grilli 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
Brian Bannister, L (0-2) 4.2 8 4 2 2 2 0 4.60 25 100 61 38 6 17 8 13 5 0 36 -0.088 0.96 -0.6
Todd Wellemeyer 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 9.00 4 22 10 7 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 -0.117 0.88 -2.5
Neal Musser 2.1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0.00 9 35 22 12 3 7 1 3 0 0 3 1 -0.004 0.19 0.9
David Riske 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 5.84 5 20 12 8 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.002 0.07 0.6
Jimmy Gobble 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.86 3 8 5 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.010 0.13 0.6
Team Totals 9 11 6 4 7 7 0 4.00 46 185 110 67 12 31 10 22 6 0 36 4 2 -0.197 0.65 -1.0
T Wellemeyer faced 4 batters in the 5th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Verlander 2 (4; J Buck, J Buck).
IBB: D Riske (1; C Guillen).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dana DeMuth, 1B - Derryl Cousins, 2B - Kerwin Danley, 3B - Doug Eddings.
Time of Game: 3:17.
Attendance: 17,614.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 12mph from Right to Left, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  RR DET C. Guillen B. Bannister 17% 67% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Sheffield Scores/unER; Ordonez Scores/unER
t5 2-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  R DET S. Casey B. Bannister 10% 82% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Guillen Scores
b5 0-6 1 123 2,(1-0)  OO KCR D. DeJesus J. Verlander 7% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t5 3-0 2 1-3 9,(3-2)  R DET B. Inge T. Wellemeyer 6% 89% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Casey Scores; Monroe to 3B
b3 0-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO KCR D. DeJesus J. Verlander 6% 72% Line Drive Double Play: CF; Buck out at 1B/CF-1B

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' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET C. Granderson B. Bannister -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET P. Polanco B. Bannister -2% 46% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  DET G. Sheffield B. Bannister 1% 47% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 9,(3-2)  DET M. Ordonez B. Bannister 2% 49% Walk; Sheffield to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  RR DET C. Guillen B. Bannister 17% 67% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Sheffield Scores/unER; Ordonez Scores/unER
t1 2-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O DET I. Rodriguez B. Bannister -3% 64% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Verlander 2% 66% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Verlander 2% 68% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Verlander 1% 69% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  DET S. Casey B. Bannister 3% 72% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t2 2-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O DET C. Monroe B. Bannister -3% 69% Strikeout Looking
t2 2-0 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O DET B. Inge B. Bannister -2% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  DET C. Granderson B. Bannister 2% 69% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Casey to 3B
t2 2-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O DET P. Polanco B. Bannister -4% 65% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Verlander 3% 67% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b2 0-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR R. Gload J. Verlander 2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Butler J. Verlander -2% 67% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b2 0-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Verlander 3% 70% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 3-4-5
t3 2-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O DET G. Sheffield B. Bannister -2% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  DET M. Ordonez B. Bannister 3% 72% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t3 2-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  DET C. Guillen B. Bannister 4% 76% Single to CF (Line Drive); Ordonez to 3B
t3 2-0 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  O DET I. Rodriguez B. Bannister -5% 71% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line); Guillen to 2B
t3 2-0 2 -23 6,(3-2)  DET S. Casey B. Bannister 1% 72% Walk
t3 2-0 2 123 4,(2-1)  O DET C. Monroe B. Bannister -6% 66% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Buck J. Verlander -4% 62% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b3 0-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Pena J. Verlander 4% 66% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO KCR D. DeJesus J. Verlander 6% 72% Line Drive Double Play: CF; Buck out at 1B/CF-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 9-1-2
t4 2-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET B. Inge B. Bannister -2% 70% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t4 2-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  DET C. Granderson B. Bannister 6% 76% Triple to RF (Ground Ball)
t4 2-0 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O DET P. Polanco B. Bannister -5% 71% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 2-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O DET G. Sheffield B. Bannister -3% 68% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Verlander 3% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Teahen J. Verlander -3% 68% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 0-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Verlander 4% 71% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
b4 0-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR R. Gload J. Verlander 3% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 4-5-6
t5 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET M. Ordonez B. Bannister -2% 72% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 2-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  DET C. Guillen B. Bannister 2% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t5 2-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O DET I. Rodriguez B. Bannister -2% 72% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t5 2-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  R DET S. Casey B. Bannister 10% 82% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Guillen Scores
Todd Wellemeyer replaces Brian Bannister pitching
t5 3-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  DET C. Monroe T. Wellemeyer 1% 83% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Casey to 3B
t5 3-0 2 1-3 9,(3-2)  R DET B. Inge T. Wellemeyer 6% 89% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Casey Scores; Monroe to 3B
t5 4-0 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  DET C. Granderson T. Wellemeyer 1% 90% Walk; Inge to 2B
t5 4-0 2 123 5,(3-1)  R DET P. Polanco T. Wellemeyer 4% 93% Walk; Monroe Scores; Inge to 3B; Granderson to 2B
Neal Musser replaces Todd Wellemeyer pitching
t5 5-0 2 123 8,(3-2)  R DET G. Sheffield N. Musser 3% 96% Walk; Inge Scores; Granderson to 3B; Polanco to 2B
t5 6-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  O DET M. Ordonez N. Musser -1% 95% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 6-7-8
b5 0-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Butler J. Verlander 1% 96% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
b5 0-6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR A. Gordon J. Verlander -1% 95% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b5 0-6 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Buck J. Verlander -2% 93% Hit By Pitch; Gordon to 2B
b5 0-6 1 12- 2,(1-0)  KCR T. Pena J. Verlander -3% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Gordon to 3B; Buck to 2B
b5 0-6 1 123 2,(1-0)  OO KCR D. DeJesus J. Verlander 7% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Neal Musser facing 5-6-7
t6 6-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET C. Guillen N. Musser -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 6-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET I. Rodriguez N. Musser -0% 96% Popfly: 2B
t6 6-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET S. Casey N. Musser -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 2-3-4
b6 0-6 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Verlander 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
b6 0-6 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Verlander 1% 98% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b6 0-6 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Verlander 0% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Neal Musser facing 8-9-1
t7 6-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  DET C. Monroe N. Musser 0% 98% Walk
t7 6-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O DET B. Inge N. Musser -0% 98% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t7 6-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O DET C. Granderson N. Musser -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
t7 6-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O DET P. Polanco N. Musser -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 5-6-7
b7 0-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR R. Gload J. Verlander 1% 98% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b7 0-6 1 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR B. Butler J. Verlander -1% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 0-6 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Verlander 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b7 0-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Buck J. Verlander -1% 98% Hit By Pitch; Butler to 2B
b7 0-6 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Pena J. Verlander 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' David Riske facing 3-4-5
David Riske replaces Neal Musser pitching
Billy Butler moves from LF to 1B
Shane Costa replaces Ross Gload (1B) playing LF batting 5th
t8 6-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O DET G. Sheffield D. Riske -0% 99% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t8 6-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  DET M. Ordonez D. Riske 0% 99% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t8 6-0 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  DET C. Guillen D. Riske 0% 99% Intentional Walk
t8 6-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O DET I. Rodriguez D. Riske -0% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Ordonez to 3B
t8 6-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O DET S. Casey D. Riske -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 1-2-3
b8 0-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Verlander -1% 98% Walk
b8 0-6 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Verlander -2% 96% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS); DeJesus to 2B
Bobby Seay replaces Justin Verlander pitching
b8 0-6 0 12- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Teahen B. Seay 2% 98% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
b8 0-6 1 12- 5,(2-2)  RR KCR M. Sweeney B. Seay -3% 94% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); DeJesus Scores; Grudzielanek Scores
b8 2-6 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O KCR S. Costa B. Seay 2% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B; Sweeney to 3B
Jason Grilli replaces Bobby Seay pitching
b8 2-6 2 --3 3,(2-0)  R KCR B. Butler J. Grilli -3% 94% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Sweeney Scores
Fernando Rodney replaces Jason Grilli pitching
Esteban German pinch runs for Billy Butler (1B) batting 6th
b8 3-6 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Gordon F. Rodney 2% 96% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-3, Royals' Jimmy Gobble facing 8-9-1
Jimmy Gobble replaces David Riske pitching
Alex Gordon moves from 3B to 1B
Esteban German moves from PR to 3B
t9 6-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET C. Monroe J. Gobble -0% 96% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
t9 6-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET B. Inge J. Gobble -0% 96% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t9 6-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET C. Granderson J. Gobble -0% 95% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-6, Tigers' Todd Jones facing 8-9-1
Todd Jones replaces Fernando Rodney pitching
b9 3-6 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Buck T. Jones 3% 98% Strikeout Looking
b9 3-6 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pena T. Jones 1% 99% Popfly: 2B
b9 3-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus T. Jones 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 3.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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.

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