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@BOS
4
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@CHW
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@KCR
3
4
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3
2
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1
5
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4
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13
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7
3
Saturday, September 29, 2007, 6:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 24,274, Time of Game: 3:08
Indians
3
95-66
 Lost 1 
1st
at Royals
4
69-92
 Won 1 
5th, 26 GB
W: Joakim Soria (2-3)
L: Rafael Perez (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  2   0  0  0   0  1  0    3 11  0
Royals          3  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  X    4 10  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Grady Sizemore CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .278 .390 .463 .853 22 15 -0.208 1.63 0.000 -0.208 -1.4 0 0
Asdrubal Cabrera 2B 4 2 2 0 1 1 5 .285 .352 .424 .776 18 9 0.092 1.20 0.146 -0.055 0.8 1 3
Travis Hafner DH 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .265 .385 .449 .834 15 10 0.108 1.97 0.182 -0.073 0.2
   Josh Barfield PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .269 .321 .589 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Victor Martinez C 4 0 3 3 0 0 4 .301 .374 .505 .879 24 16 0.241 2.18 0.364 -0.123 2.2 7 3 GDP
Ryan Garko 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .290 .360 .485 .845 20 15 -0.132 1.57 0.035 -0.167 -1.1 10 0 2B
Jhonny Peralta SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .270 .341 .430 .771 14 9 0.003 1.88 0.108 -0.104 -0.2 1 4
Kenny Lofton LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .296 .367 .414 .781 7 5 -0.036 0.69 0.000 -0.036 -0.4 2 0
   Jason Michaels PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .269 .322 .398 .720 8 6 -0.189 3.17 0.000 -0.189 -1.1 1 0
Trot Nixon RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .251 .342 .336 .677 8 5 -0.023 0.43 0.000 -0.023 -0.2 0 0
   Franklin Gutierrez PH-RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .266 .318 .476 .794 8 6 -0.095 3.42 0.049 -0.144 -0.5 0 0
Casey Blake 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .269 .338 .436 .775 18 11 -0.106 1.80 0.087 -0.193 -0.2 2 1 CS
Jake Westbrook P 0 0
   Rafael Perez P 0 0
   Jensen Lewis P 0 0
Team Totals 36 3 11 3 2 12 38 .306 .342 .333 .675 162 107 -0.345 1.77 0.971 -1.315 -2.0 24 11
2B: R Garko (29, off G Meche).
TB: V Martinez 3; A Cabrera 2; T Hafner 2; R Garko 2; F Gutierrez; C Blake; J Peralta.
GIDP: V Martinez (19).
RBI: V Martinez 3 (114).
2-out RBI: V Martinez 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Baserunning
CS: C Blake (5, 2nd base by G Meche/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
David DeJesus CF 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 .260 .351 .372 .722 10 8 -0.070 0.84 0.040 -0.110 -0.9 2 0 SB,HBP
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .302 .346 .426 .772 18 7 0.157 1.17 0.177 -0.019 1.8 2 3 IW
Mark Teahen RF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .285 .353 .411 .764 17 11 0.001 1.22 0.090 -0.090 0.1 3 0 2B
Mike Sweeney DH 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .263 .318 .408 .727 12 8 0.019 1.09 0.086 -0.066 -0.2
   Justin Huber PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Ross Gload 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .283 .314 .431 .745 14 5 -0.032 1.06 0.008 -0.040 -0.3 3 0 IW
   Esteban German PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .267 .354 .381 .735 1 1 -0.064 2.62 0.000 -0.064 -0.4 0 0
Alex Gordon 3B-1B 3 0 1 1 0 2 4 .248 .315 .413 .728 16 10 0.016 1.28 0.064 -0.049 -0.2 1 0 SF
John Buck C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .222 .308 .429 .738 11 9 -0.054 0.66 0.000 -0.054 -0.7 11 1
   Shane Costa PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .223 .257 .301 .558 4 4 -0.082 3.54 0.000 -0.082 -0.5
   Paul Phillips C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .250 .273 .523 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Joey Gathright LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .308 .372 .344 .716 9 7 0.246 1.34 0.283 -0.037 1.0 1 1
Tony Pena SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .267 .284 .356 .640 8 8 0.020 0.74 0.080 -0.061 -0.1 2 2 3B,CS
Gil Meche P 0 0
   John Bale P 0 0
   David Riske P 0 0
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 10 3 2 7 36 .312 .361 .406 .767 120 78 0.157 1.15 0.828 -0.672 -0.4 27 7
2B: M Teahen (31, off J Westbrook).
3B: T Pena (7, off J Westbrook).
SF: A Gordon (2, off J Westbrook).
IBB: R Gload (2, by J Westbrook); M Grudzielanek (2, by R Perez).
HBP: D DeJesus (23, by J Westbrook).
TB: T Pena 4; M Teahen 2; J Gathright 2; M Sweeney 2; M Grudzielanek 2; A Gordon.
RBI: M Teahen (60); J Gathright (18); A Gordon (60).
2-out RBI: J Gathright.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Pena-R Gload.
E: T Pena (23).
Outfield Assists: J Gathright (R Garko at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: D DeJesus (10, 2nd base off J Westbrook/V Martinez).
CS: T Pena (6, 2nd base by J Westbrook/V Martinez).

Cleveland Indians

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
Jake Westbrook 6.1 7 3 3 1 5 0 4.32 27 100 63 39 6 18 13 7 6 0 51 -0.037 0.87 -0.1
Rafael Perez, L (1-2) 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 1.78 6 17 10 7 2 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 0.034 1.79 0.6
Jensen Lewis 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.15 3 6 6 3 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 -0.153 2.69 -0.0
Team Totals 8 10 4 4 2 7 0 4.50 36 123 79 49 10 20 16 10 8 0 51 3 1 -0.156 1.15 0.4

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
Gil Meche 6 7 2 2 2 7 0 3.67 24 103 67 44 6 17 3 12 4 0 55 0.194 1.15 1.3
John Bale, H (5) 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.05 2 10 7 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.004 1.50 -0.0
David Riske, H (16) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.056 2.28 0.3
Jimmy Gobble, BS (2) 0.1 3 1 1 0 1 0 3.02 4 14 9 5 1 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 -0.354 2.82 -1.8
Joakim Soria, W (2-3) 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.48 7 34 23 13 5 5 2 2 0 0 2 0 0.451 3.38 2.1
Team Totals 9 11 3 3 2 12 0 3.00 38 162 107 65 14 28 9 15 5 0 55 4 0 0.343 1.77 2.0
J Gobble faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: J Westbrook (3).
HBP: J Westbrook (6; D DeJesus).
IBB: R Perez (2; M Grudzielanek); J Westbrook (5; R Gload).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Welke, 1B - Mike Estabrook, 2B - Laz Diaz, 3B - Wally Bell.
Time of Game: 3:08.
Attendance: 24,274.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Wind 13mph from Right to Left, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Royals
1 Grady Sizemore CF 1 David DeJesus CF
2 Asdrubal Cabrera 2B 2 Mark Grudzielanek 2B
3 Travis Hafner DH 3 Mark Teahen RF
4 Victor Martinez C 4 Mike Sweeney DH
5 Ryan Garko 1B 5 Ross Gload 1B
6 Jhonny Peralta SS 6 Alex Gordon 3B
7 Kenny Lofton LF 7 John Buck C
8 Trot Nixon RF 8 Joey Gathright LF
9 Casey Blake 3B 9 Tony Pena SS
Jake Westbrook P Gil Meche P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 3-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Gathright J. Lewis 26% 86% Single to RF (Line Drive); Huber Scores; Gordon to 2B
t8 2-3 0 12- 4,(2-1)  R CLE V. Martinez J. Gobble -19% 33% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Cabrera Scores; Hafner to 2B
t3 0-3 2 12- 8,(3-2)  RR CLE V. Martinez G. Meche -15% 64% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Blake Scores; Cabrera Scores
t8 3-3 1 123 3,(0-2)  O CLE J. Michaels J. Soria 14% 47% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t8 3-3 2 123 3,(1-1)  O CLE F. Gutierrez J. Soria 14% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE G. Sizemore G. Meche 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE A. Cabrera G. Meche -2% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE T. Hafner G. Meche 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  CLE V. Martinez G. Meche -2% 51% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Cabrera to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O CLE R. Garko G. Meche 4% 55% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Jake Westbrook facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Westbrook 3% 58% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Westbrook 8% 67% Single to RF (Ground Ball); DeJesus to 3B
b1 0-0 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Teahen J. Westbrook 9% 76% Double to RF (Line Drive); DeJesus Scores; Grudzielanek to 3B
b1 1-0 0 -23 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Westbrook -4% 71% Strikeout Swinging
b1 1-0 1 -23 4,(3-0)  KCR R. Gload J. Westbrook 1% 72% Intentional Walk
b1 1-0 1 123 2,(0-1)  R KCR A. Gordon J. Westbrook 6% 79% Wild Pitch; Grudzielanek Scores; Teahen to 3B; Gload to 2B
b1 2-0 1 -23 5,(2-2)  RO KCR A. Gordon J. Westbrook 0% 79% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Short LF Line); Teahen Scores
b1 3-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Buck J. Westbrook -2% 77% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Gil Meche facing 6-7-8
t2 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Peralta G. Meche 2% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE K. Lofton G. Meche 1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
t2 0-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE T. Nixon G. Meche 1% 81% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Jake Westbrook facing 8-9-1
b2 3-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Gathright J. Westbrook 2% 83% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
b2 3-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Pena J. Westbrook -1% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Gathright to 2B
b2 3-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Westbrook -3% 80% Fielder's Choice SS; Gathright out at 3B/SS-3B
b2 3-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Westbrook 1% 80% DeJesus Steals 2B
b2 3-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Westbrook -2% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Gil Meche facing 9-1-2
t3 0-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE C. Blake G. Meche -4% 75% Walk
t3 0-3 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  O CLE G. Sizemore G. Meche 3% 78% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t3 0-3 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  CLE A. Cabrera G. Meche -4% 75% Walk; Blake to 2B
t3 0-3 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O CLE T. Hafner G. Meche 4% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-3 2 12- 8,(3-2)  RR CLE V. Martinez G. Meche -15% 64% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Blake Scores; Cabrera Scores
t3 2-3 2 1-- 5,(0-2)  O CLE R. Garko G. Meche 3% 67% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Jake Westbrook facing 3-4-5
b3 3-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Westbrook -2% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b3 3-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Sweeney J. Westbrook 2% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 3-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR R. Gload J. Westbrook -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B; Sweeney to 2B
b3 3-2 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Westbrook -3% 62% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Gil Meche facing 6-7-8
t4 2-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE J. Peralta G. Meche 3% 65% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t4 2-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE K. Lofton G. Meche 2% 67% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE T. Nixon G. Meche 1% 68% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Jake Westbrook facing 7-8-9
b4 3-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck J. Westbrook -2% 66% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Gathright J. Westbrook -2% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
b4 3-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR T. Pena J. Westbrook 1% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 3-2 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Westbrook -2% 63% Pena Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Gil Meche facing 9-1-2
t5 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE C. Blake G. Meche -5% 58% Single to LF (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
t5 2-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE G. Sizemore G. Meche 5% 63% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t5 2-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE A. Cabrera G. Meche 6% 69% Blake Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t5 2-3 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O CLE A. Cabrera G. Meche 2% 70% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Jake Westbrook facing 1-2-3
b5 3-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Westbrook -2% 68% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b5 3-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Westbrook 2% 70% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 3-2 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Westbrook -3% 68% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
b5 3-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Westbrook -2% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Gil Meche facing 3-4-5
t6 2-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE T. Hafner G. Meche -6% 59% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t6 2-3 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  OO CLE V. Martinez G. Meche 12% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 2-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  CLE R. Garko G. Meche -4% 68% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t6 2-3 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CLE J. Peralta G. Meche 5% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive); Garko out at Hm/LF-C
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Jake Westbrook facing 5-6-7
b6 3-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR R. Gload J. Westbrook -2% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
b6 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Westbrook -2% 70% Strikeout Looking
b6 3-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Buck J. Westbrook -1% 68% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' John Bale facing 7-8-9
John Bale replaces Gil Meche pitching
Jason Michaels pinch hits for Kenny Lofton (LF) batting 7th
t7 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Michaels J. Bale 5% 73% Strikeout Looking
Franklin Gutierrez pinch hits for Trot Nixon (RF) batting 8th
t7 2-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  CLE F. Gutierrez J. Bale -5% 68% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
David Riske replaces John Bale pitching
t7 2-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE C. Blake D. Riske 6% 74% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
Jimmy Gobble replaces David Riske pitching
t7 2-3 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O CLE G. Sizemore J. Gobble 5% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Jake Westbrook facing 8-9-1
Jason Michaels moves from PH to LF
Franklin Gutierrez moves from PH to RF
b7 3-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Gathright J. Westbrook -2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
b7 3-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR T. Pena J. Westbrook 7% 83% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
Rafael Perez replaces Jake Westbrook pitching
b7 3-2 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus R. Perez -6% 77% Fielder's Choice SS; Pena out at Hm/SS-C-3B; DeJesus to 2B
b7 3-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek R. Perez 1% 77% Intentional Walk
b7 3-2 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen R. Perez -4% 74% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Jimmy Gobble facing 2-3-4
t8 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE A. Cabrera J. Gobble -9% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t8 2-3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  CLE T. Hafner J. Gobble -12% 53% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Cabrera to 2B
t8 2-3 0 12- 4,(2-1)  R CLE V. Martinez J. Gobble -19% 33% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Cabrera Scores; Hafner to 2B
Joakim Soria replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
t8 3-3 0 12- 6,(2-2)  O CLE R. Garko J. Soria 10% 43% Strikeout Swinging
Josh Barfield pinch runs for Travis Hafner (DH) batting 3rd
t8 3-3 1 12- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Peralta J. Soria -11% 32% Fielder's Choice 2B; Martinez to 2B/Safe on E6 (catch); Barfield to 3B; Peralta to 1B
t8 3-3 1 123 3,(0-2)  O CLE J. Michaels J. Soria 14% 47% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t8 3-3 2 123 3,(1-1)  O CLE F. Gutierrez J. Soria 14% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Indians' Rafael Perez facing 4-5-6
b8 3-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Sweeney R. Perez 6% 68% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
Esteban German pinch hits for Ross Gload (1B) batting 5th
Justin Huber pinch runs for Mike Sweeney (DH) batting 4th
b8 3-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR E. German R. Perez -6% 61% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Interference by Runner (Front of Home); Huber stays at 1B
b8 3-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Gordon R. Perez 6% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive); Huber to 2B
Jensen Lewis replaces Rafael Perez pitching
Shane Costa pinch hits for John Buck (C) batting 7th
b8 3-3 1 12- 4,(0-2)  O KCR S. Costa J. Lewis -8% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Gathright J. Lewis 26% 86% Single to RF (Line Drive); Huber Scores; Gordon to 2B
b8 4-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Pena J. Lewis -3% 83% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 9-1-2
Paul Phillips replaces Shane Costa (PH) playing C batting 7th
Alex Gordon moves from 3B to 1B
Esteban German moves from PH to 3B
t9 3-4 0 --- 10,(3-2)  O CLE C. Blake J. Soria 8% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE G. Sizemore J. Soria 6% 96% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
t9 3-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE A. Cabrera J. Soria 4% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 4.

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