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Friday, May 9, 2008, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 21,873, Time of Game: 3:19
Orioles
7
19-18
 Won 2 
3rd, 3½ GB
at Royals
4
15-20
 Lost 2 
4th, 3½ GB
L: Gil Meche (2-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  0  2   0  3  0   2  0  0    7 12  0
Royals          2  0  0   0  0  0   1  1  0    4 10  1

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian Roberts 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .257 .341 .403 .744 25 15 -0.123 0.85 0.004 -0.127 -1.2 3 6 SB
Melvin Mora 3B 4 1 1 2 1 1 5 .250 .306 .417 .722 19 13 0.148 0.80 0.211 -0.062 1.1 1 2 HR
Nick Markakis RF 4 2 2 0 1 0 5 .285 .408 .477 .885 12 7 0.031 0.71 0.063 -0.032 0.5 2 0 IW
Aubrey Huff DH 5 2 2 3 0 0 5 .271 .340 .474 .814 18 12 0.306 0.90 0.357 -0.052 2.9 HR,2B
Kevin Millar 1B 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .228 .312 .338 .650 25 17 -0.042 0.53 0.016 -0.058 0.1 11 2
Luke Scott LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .264 .352 .387 .739 16 12 -0.051 0.50 0.000 -0.051 -0.9 2 0
   Jay Payton LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .232 .264 .333 .597 4 3 -0.004 0.16 0.000 -0.004 -0.2 1 0
Ramon Hernandez C 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .213 .241 .361 .602 17 9 0.014 0.34 0.027 -0.014 0.0 4 1
Adam Jones CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .228 .278 .358 .636 14 7 -0.041 0.68 0.017 -0.057 -0.3 0 0
Freddie Bynum SS 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .500 .500 .625 1.125 17 15 0.088 0.90 0.112 -0.024 0.3 1 4 2B
Steve Trachsel P 2 0
   Matt Albers P 0 0
   Jamie Walker P 0 0
   Jim Johnson P 0 0
   George Sherrill P 0 0
Team Totals 39 7 12 6 3 7 42 .308 .357 .513 .870 167 110 0.326 0.69 0.807 -0.481 2.3 27 15
2B: F Bynum (1, off G Meche); A Huff (9, off R Mahay).
HR: M Mora (5, off G Meche, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); A Huff (6, off G Meche, 5th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
IBB: N Markakis (3, by G Meche).
TB: A Huff 6; M Mora 4; F Bynum 3; N Markakis 2; K Millar 2; R Hernandez 2; B Roberts.
RBI: A Huff 3 (23); M Mora 2 (20); K Millar (16).
2-out RBI: A Huff 3; M Mora 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Roberts-F Bynum-K Millar; F Bynum-B Roberts-K Millar.
Baserunning
SB: B Roberts (11, 2nd base off Y Yabuta/J Buck).
Pickoffs: F Bynum (1st base by G Meche).

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 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .304 .364 .430 .794 19 13 -0.013 0.90 0.069 -0.082 -0.2 1 0
Mark Teahen RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .264 .340 .364 .705 18 13 -0.037 0.79 0.024 -0.062 -0.6 2 0
   Billy Butler PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .272 .338 .352 .690 8 4 0.096 1.91 0.096 0.000 0.6
Alex Gordon 3B 4 1 2 3 1 1 5 .286 .354 .459 .812 25 16 0.147 1.43 0.247 -0.100 2.4 1 2 HR
Miguel Olivo DH 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .250 .274 .533 .808 14 9 -0.193 1.36 0.000 -0.193 -1.9 GDP
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .301 .351 .359 .711 14 7 0.099 0.86 0.107 -0.008 0.9 1 4
Jose Guillen LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .189 .226 .339 .564 16 7 0.045 1.52 0.108 -0.063 0.5 3 0
Ross Gload 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .266 .310 .298 .608 15 11 -0.273 1.76 0.000 -0.273 -2.6 11 0 GDP
John Buck C 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .258 .346 .382 .728 7 5 0.047 0.69 0.087 -0.040 1.3 8 0 2B
Alberto Callaspo SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .298 .389 .362 .751 19 11 -0.091 0.78 0.012 -0.103 -1.0 0 3
Gil Meche P 0 1
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
   Yasuhiko Yabuta P 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 10 4 5 5 40 .286 .375 .400 .775 155 96 -0.173 1.15 0.750 -0.924 -0.7 27 10
2B: J Buck (5, off S Trachsel).
HR: A Gordon (5, off S Trachsel, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF-RF).
TB: A Gordon 5; J Buck 3; D DeJesus 2; M Grudzielanek 2; J Guillen; M Teahen.
GIDP: R Gload (3); M Olivo (3).
RBI: A Gordon 3 (18); J Buck (13).
2-out RBI: A Gordon; J Buck.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
E: G Meche (1).

Baltimore Orioles

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
Steve Trachsel, W (2-4) 5.1 5 2 2 1 2 1 6.75 22 80 51 33 5 13 10 9 3 0 51 0.043 0.94 0.4
Matt Albers, H (1) 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 2.39 6 28 12 6 2 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0.052 1.51 0.3
Jamie Walker 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.09 2 13 8 3 2 3 0 1 1 0 2 1 -0.010 0.90 -0.6
Jim Johnson, H (2) 1.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0.93 6 14 12 10 0 2 3 2 1 0 2 0 0.045 0.85 0.0
George Sherrill, S (12) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.11 4 20 13 5 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.044 2.29 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 4 4 5 5 1 4.00 40 155 96 57 13 26 17 13 6 0 51 5 1 0.174 1.15 0.7

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, L (2-5) 5 6 5 5 2 2 2 6.31 23 98 66 51 4 11 7 12 3 0 35 -0.301 1.03 -2.4
Ron Mahay 1.1 3 2 2 1 1 0 2.65 8 34 20 8 1 11 1 5 3 0 0 0 -0.010 0.54 -0.4
Ramon Ramirez 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.15 3 12 9 2 6 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 -0.033 0.32 -0.6
Yasuhiko Yabuta 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 7.31 8 23 15 8 0 7 3 3 2 0 0 0 0.017 0.12 1.0
Team Totals 9 12 7 7 3 7 2 7.00 42 167 110 69 11 30 11 21 9 0 35 2 2 -0.327 0.69 -2.3
Balks: None.
WP: R Ramirez (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: G Meche (2; N Markakis).
Pickoffs: G Meche (0; F Bynum, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Adrian Johnson, 1B - Tim Tschida, 2B - Jim Joyce, 3B - Jeff Nelson.
Time of Game: 3:19.
Attendance: 21,873.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Wind 4mph from Left to Right.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Kansas City Royals
1 Brian Roberts 2B 1 David DeJesus CF
2 Melvin Mora 3B 2 Mark Teahen RF
3 Nick Markakis RF 3 Alex Gordon 3B
4 Aubrey Huff DH 4 Miguel Olivo DH
5 Kevin Millar 1B 5 Mark Grudzielanek 2B
6 Luke Scott LF 6 Jose Guillen LF
7 Ramon Hernandez C 7 Ross Gload 1B
8 Adam Jones CF 8 John Buck C
9 Freddie Bynum SS 9 Alberto Callaspo SS
Steve Trachsel P Gil Meche P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 2-2 2 12- 5,(1-2)  RRR BAL A. Huff G. Meche 32% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Bynum Scores; Markakis Scores
b6 2-5 1 123 5,(1-2)  OO KCR R. Gload M. Albers 19% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t3 0-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  RR BAL M. Mora G. Meche 19% 46% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Bynum Scores
b1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR KCR A. Gordon S. Trachsel -17% 28% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Teahen Scores
b9 4-7 1 12- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR M. Olivo G. Sherrill 11% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O BAL B. Roberts G. Meche -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 9,(3-2)  BAL M. Mora G. Meche 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BAL N. Markakis G. Meche -3% 47% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O BAL A. Huff G. Meche -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Steve Trachsel facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus S. Trachsel 2% 47% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Teahen S. Trachsel -2% 45% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR KCR A. Gordon S. Trachsel -17% 28% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Teahen Scores
b1 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Olivo S. Trachsel 1% 30% Popfly: 2B (Short CF)
b1 2-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Trachsel 1% 30% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Gil Meche facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- 10,(3-2)  O BAL K. Millar G. Meche -2% 28% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O BAL L. Scott G. Meche -2% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O BAL R. Hernandez G. Meche -1% 25% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Steve Trachsel facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Guillen S. Trachsel -2% 23% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b2 2-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR R. Gload S. Trachsel 2% 25% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b2 2-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Buck S. Trachsel -6% 19% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Gload to 3B
b2 2-0 1 -23 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo S. Trachsel 5% 25% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 2-0 2 -23 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus S. Trachsel 4% 29% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Gil Meche facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL A. Jones G. Meche -3% 26% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
t3 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  BAL F. Bynum G. Meche 4% 31% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t3 0-2 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O BAL B. Roberts G. Meche -4% 27% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 0-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  RR BAL M. Mora G. Meche 19% 46% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Bynum Scores
t3 2-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  BAL N. Markakis G. Meche 1% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t3 2-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BAL A. Huff G. Meche -3% 44% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Orioles' Steve Trachsel facing 2-3-4
b3 2-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Trachsel 3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon S. Trachsel 2% 49% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 2-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Olivo S. Trachsel 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Gil Meche facing 5-6-7
t4 2-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BAL K. Millar G. Meche -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 2-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O BAL L. Scott G. Meche -2% 45% Foul Popfly: C (1B Foul)
t4 2-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  BAL R. Hernandez G. Meche 2% 47% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t4 2-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BAL A. Jones G. Meche -3% 44% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Orioles' Steve Trachsel facing 5-6-7
b4 2-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Trachsel -4% 40% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b4 2-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen S. Trachsel 4% 44% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR R. Gload S. Trachsel 3% 47% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b4 2-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Buck S. Trachsel 3% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Gil Meche facing 9-1-2
t5 2-2 0 --- 7,(1-2)  BAL F. Bynum G. Meche 5% 55% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 2-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O BAL B. Roberts G. Meche -4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-2 1 1-- 1,(0-1)  BAL M. Mora G. Meche 2% 52% Bynum Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Bynum to 2B
t5 2-2 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O BAL M. Mora G. Meche -5% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 2-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  BAL N. Markakis G. Meche 1% 49% Intentional Walk
t5 2-2 2 12- 5,(1-2)  RRR BAL A. Huff G. Meche 32% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Bynum Scores; Markakis Scores
t5 5-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O BAL K. Millar G. Meche -1% 81% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Orioles 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Orioles' Steve Trachsel facing 9-1-2
b5 2-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo S. Trachsel 3% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus S. Trachsel 2% 85% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b5 2-5 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Trachsel 1% 86% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 6-7-8
Ron Mahay replaces Gil Meche pitching
t6 5-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL L. Scott R. Mahay -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
t6 5-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  BAL R. Hernandez R. Mahay 1% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t6 5-2 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  BAL A. Jones R. Mahay 2% 88% Walk; Hernandez to 2B
t6 5-2 1 12- 5,(0-2)  O BAL F. Bynum R. Mahay -2% 86% Popfly: 2B (Deep 1B)
t6 5-2 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O BAL B. Roberts R. Mahay -2% 83% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Orioles' Steve Trachsel facing 3-4-5
b6 2-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR A. Gordon S. Trachsel -5% 79% Walk
b6 2-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Olivo S. Trachsel 3% 82% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Gordon to 2B
Matt Albers replaces Steve Trachsel pitching
b6 2-5 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek M. Albers -3% 78% Walk
b6 2-5 1 12- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Guillen M. Albers -8% 70% Walk; Gordon to 3B; Grudzielanek to 2B
b6 2-5 1 123 5,(1-2)  OO KCR R. Gload M. Albers 19% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 2-3-4
t7 5-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BAL M. Mora R. Mahay -1% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t7 5-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  BAL N. Markakis R. Mahay 1% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t7 5-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  BAL A. Huff R. Mahay 4% 93% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Markakis to 3B
Ramon Ramirez replaces Ron Mahay pitching
t7 5-2 1 -23 3,(0-2)  R BAL K. Millar R. Ramirez 3% 95% Wild Pitch; Markakis Scores; Huff to 3B
t7 6-2 1 --3 4,(1-2)  R BAL K. Millar R. Ramirez 1% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Huff Scores
t7 7-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BAL L. Scott R. Ramirez -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t7 7-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BAL R. Hernandez R. Ramirez -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 7, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-7, Orioles' Matt Albers facing 8-9-1
Jay Payton replaces Luke Scott playing LF batting 6th
b7 2-7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Buck M. Albers 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 2-7 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR A. Callaspo M. Albers -1% 96% Walk
b7 2-7 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR D. DeJesus M. Albers -2% 94% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Callaspo to 2B
Jamie Walker replaces Matt Albers pitching
b7 2-7 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Walker 3% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-7 2 12- 7,(2-2)  R KCR A. Gordon J. Walker -4% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Callaspo Scores; DeJesus to 3B
Jim Johnson replaces Jamie Walker pitching
b7 3-7 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Johnson 3% 96% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 7, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 7-3, Royals' Yasuhiko Yabuta facing 8-9-1
Yasuhiko Yabuta replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching
t8 7-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O BAL A. Jones Y. Yabuta -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 7-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BAL F. Bynum Y. Yabuta -0% 96% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t8 7-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  BAL B. Roberts Y. Yabuta 0% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t8 7-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  BAL M. Mora Y. Yabuta 0% 96% Roberts Steals 2B
t8 7-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O BAL M. Mora Y. Yabuta -1% 95% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 7, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-7, Orioles' Jim Johnson facing 5-6-7
b8 3-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Johnson -3% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b8 3-7 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Johnson 2% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS); Grudzielanek to 2B
b8 3-7 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR R. Gload J. Johnson 2% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-7 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Buck J. Johnson -3% 94% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Grudzielanek Scores
b8 4-7 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Johnson 2% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 7, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 7-4, Royals' Yasuhiko Yabuta facing 3-4-5
t9 7-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL N. Markakis Y. Yabuta -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 7-4 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O BAL A. Huff Y. Yabuta -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 7-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  BAL K. Millar Y. Yabuta 0% 96% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t9 7-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BAL J. Payton Y. Yabuta -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 7, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-7, Orioles' George Sherrill facing 1-2-3
George Sherrill replaces Jim Johnson pitching
b9 4-7 0 --- 6,(2-2)  KCR D. DeJesus G. Sherrill -5% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
Billy Butler pinch hits for Mark Teahen (RF) batting 2nd
b9 4-7 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  KCR B. Butler G. Sherrill -10% 81% Walk; DeJesus to 2B
b9 4-7 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Gordon G. Sherrill 8% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-7 1 12- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR M. Olivo G. Sherrill 11% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 7, Royals 4.

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