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7
4
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4
5
Friday, May 30, 2008, 7:11PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 25,243, Time of Game: 3:01
Indians
5
25-29
 Won 1 
3rd, 4½ GB
at Royals
4
21-34
 Lost 12 
5th, 9 GB
W: Cliff Lee (8-1)
L: Brett Tomko (2-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         1  0  0   0  2  2   0  0  0    5  8  1
Royals          0  2  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    4 13  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 4 2 2 3 1 0 5 .260 .377 .480 .857 27 15 0.266 0.80 0.302 -0.036 2.9 2 0 2·HR
David Dellucci LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .229 .311 .397 .708 15 9 -0.008 0.70 0.031 -0.039 -0.2 1 0 2B
   Franklin Gutierrez PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .236 .287 .357 .644 1 1 -0.036 1.54 0.000 -0.036 -0.4 2 0
Ben Francisco RF-LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .310 .348 .512 .860 14 7 -0.070 0.99 0.015 -0.086 -0.7 3 1 GDP
Victor Martinez C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .294 .337 .356 .693 21 13 -0.124 1.20 0.000 -0.124 -1.0 5 0
Ryan Garko DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .228 .324 .361 .685 13 11 -0.097 0.95 0.000 -0.097 -0.8
Jhonny Peralta SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .233 .292 .466 .758 15 8 0.104 0.66 0.117 -0.013 0.9 2 5 2·2B
Casey Blake 1B 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .218 .307 .359 .666 18 10 0.230 1.24 0.280 -0.049 1.3 8 1 HR
Asdrubal Cabrera 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .186 .279 .248 .527 21 13 -0.093 0.96 0.000 -0.093 -1.1 2 2 2B
Andy Marte 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .167 .211 .194 .405 12 8 -0.054 0.73 0.013 -0.066 -0.6 1 1
Cliff Lee P 1 2
   Rafael Betancourt P 0 0
   Rafael Perez P 0 0
   Joe Borowski P 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 8 5 4 6 37 .242 .324 .636 .961 157 95 0.118 0.93 0.758 -0.639 0.3 27 12
2B: J Peralta 2 (8, 1 off G Meche, 1 off B Tomko); A Cabrera (6, off G Meche); D Dellucci (7, off G Meche).
HR: G Sizemore 2 (10, 2 off G Meche, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF; 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF); C Blake (4, off B Tomko, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF).
TB: G Sizemore 8; J Peralta 4; C Blake 4; A Cabrera 2; D Dellucci 2; A Marte.
GIDP: B Francisco (1).
RBI: G Sizemore 3 (29); C Blake 2 (29).
2-out RBI: G Sizemore 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Cabrera-J Peralta-C Blake.
E: C Blake (6).
Outfield Assists: B Francisco (D DeJesus at 3rd 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 RF 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .284 .339 .374 .713 21 16 -0.045 1.63 0.103 -0.149 0.2 1 0
Esteban German 2B 5 0 3 0 0 0 5 .186 .250 .209 .459 14 10 0.065 1.50 0.179 -0.114 -0.2 0 6 2B
Alex Gordon 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .286 .364 .427 .791 16 11 -0.175 1.73 0.035 -0.211 -0.7 1 1
Jose Guillen LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .245 .273 .423 .696 12 9 -0.129 1.85 0.090 -0.219 -0.7 2 0 2B
Miguel Olivo DH 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .295 .322 .563 .885 12 6 -0.073 1.26 0.040 -0.113 -0.4
Mark Teahen 1B 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .258 .341 .374 .715 16 11 0.064 1.37 0.150 -0.086 1.1 10 0 3B
John Buck C 4 1 2 2 0 2 4 .256 .321 .368 .689 17 11 0.095 1.77 0.200 -0.105 1.7 6 0 2·2B
Joey Gathright CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .268 .307 .296 .603 18 12 0.064 1.30 0.114 -0.050 -0.2 3 1
Tony Pena SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .157 .177 .196 .373 9 7 -0.098 1.34 0.000 -0.098 -1.0 3 2
   Alberto Callaspo PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .276 .345 .316 .661 2 2 -0.151 3.34 0.000 -0.151 -0.5 0 0 GDP
Gil Meche P 1 0
   Brett Tomko P 0 0
   Ron Mahay P 0 1
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
Team Totals 39 4 13 4 1 5 40 .333 .350 .487 .837 137 95 -0.383 1.59 0.911 -1.296 -0.7 27 11
2B: J Buck 2 (8, 2 off C Lee); J Guillen (19, off R Betancourt); E German (1, off J Borowski).
3B: M Teahen (3, off C Lee).
TB: M Teahen 4; J Buck 4; E German 4; D DeJesus 2; J Gathright 2; J Guillen 2; A Gordon.
GIDP: A Callaspo (2).
RBI: J Buck 2 (16); D DeJesus (20); J Gathright (9).
2-out RBI: D DeJesus.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. E German-T Pena-M Teahen.
E: J Buck (1).
Outfield Assists: J Gathright (A Cabrera at 3rd base).

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
Cliff Lee, W (8-1) 6 10 4 4 1 3 0 1.88 29 101 70 48 5 17 16 9 4 0 38 -0.080 1.08 -0.9
Rafael Betancourt, H (4) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.40 3 10 7 5 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.035 2.00 0.2
Rafael Perez, H (8) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.16 4 13 10 5 3 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0.220 2.58 0.9
Joe Borowski, S (4) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10.29 4 13 8 4 0 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.208 4.06 0.5
Team Totals 9 13 4 4 1 5 0 4.00 40 137 95 62 9 24 18 16 7 0 38 1 0 0.383 1.59 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 5 6 3 3 2 6 2 5.35 22 107 66 37 8 21 4 10 2 0 47 -0.011 0.92 -0.4
Brett Tomko, BS (2), L (2-7) 1 2 2 2 0 0 1 6.32 5 17 10 8 2 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 -0.259 1.15 -1.5
Ron Mahay 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.55 3 7 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.058 1.28 0.5
Ramon Ramirez 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.42 7 26 16 7 5 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0.095 0.66 1.0
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 4 6 3 5.00 37 157 95 54 15 26 11 16 3 0 47 0 0 -0.117 0.93 -0.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian Runge, 1B - Charlie Reliford, 2B - Mike Estabrook, 3B - Greg Gibson.
Time of Game: 3:01.
Attendance: 25,243.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 85° F, Wind 8mph from Left to Right, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Royals
1 Grady Sizemore CF 1 David DeJesus RF
2 David Dellucci LF 2 Esteban German 2B
3 Ben Francisco RF 3 Alex Gordon 3B
4 Victor Martinez C 4 Jose Guillen LF
5 Ryan Garko DH 5 Miguel Olivo DH
6 Jhonny Peralta SS 6 Mark Teahen 1B
7 Casey Blake 1B 7 John Buck C
8 Asdrubal Cabrera 2B 8 Joey Gathright CF
9 Andy Marte 3B 9 Tony Pena SS
Cliff Lee P Gil Meche P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 3-4 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR CLE C. Blake B. Tomko 26% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Peralta Scores
b9 4-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR E. German J. Borowski -17% 71% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t5 1-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR CLE G. Sizemore G. Meche 17% 31% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Marte Scores
b8 4-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR A. Callaspo R. Perez 15% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b2 0-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R KCR J. Buck C. Lee -15% 31% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Olivo Scores; Teahen to 3B

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 --- 6,(2-2)  R CLE G. Sizemore G. Meche 10% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t1 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE D. Dellucci G. Meche -2% 58% Groundout: P unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
t1 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE B. Francisco G. Meche -1% 56% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t1 1-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE V. Martinez G. Meche -1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Cliff Lee facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus C. Lee 2% 57% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR E. German C. Lee 2% 59% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b1 0-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Gordon C. Lee -1% 58% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b1 0-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen C. Lee 2% 60% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE R. Garko G. Meche -2% 58% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE J. Peralta G. Meche 4% 62% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t2 1-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  CLE C. Blake G. Meche 2% 64% Walk
t2 1-0 1 12- 7,(2-2)  O CLE A. Cabrera G. Meche -4% 60% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O CLE A. Marte G. Meche -4% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Cliff Lee facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Olivo C. Lee -4% 52% Walk
b2 0-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Teahen C. Lee -6% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Olivo to 2B
b2 0-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R KCR J. Buck C. Lee -15% 31% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Olivo Scores; Teahen to 3B
b2 1-1 0 -23 6,(1-2)  RO KCR J. Gathright C. Lee 2% 33% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B); Teahen Scores
b2 2-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Pena C. Lee 3% 36% Flyball: RF; Buck to 3B
b2 2-1 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus C. Lee 3% 39% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
t3 1-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O CLE G. Sizemore G. Meche -3% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE D. Dellucci G. Meche -2% 34% Flyball: CF
t3 1-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE B. Francisco G. Meche -1% 33% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Cliff Lee facing 2-3-4
b3 2-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR E. German C. Lee 2% 35% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 2-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR A. Gordon C. Lee -2% 33% Reached on E3 (Line Drive)
b3 2-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Guillen C. Lee 3% 36% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 2-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Olivo C. Lee 2% 38% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Gil Meche facing 4-5-6
t4 1-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE V. Martinez G. Meche -3% 35% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE R. Garko G. Meche -2% 33% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Peralta G. Meche -1% 31% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Cliff Lee facing 6-7-8
b4 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Teahen C. Lee -9% 23% Triple to RF (Ground Ball)
b4 2-1 0 --3 5,(2-2)  R KCR J. Buck C. Lee -5% 17% Double to 3B (Ground Ball); Teahen Scores
b4 3-1 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Gathright C. Lee 3% 20% Foul Bunt Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b4 3-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR T. Pena C. Lee 2% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B; Buck to 3B
b4 3-1 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R KCR D. DeJesus C. Lee -7% 15% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Buck Scores
b4 4-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR E. German C. Lee -1% 14% Single to LF (Ground Ball); DeJesus to 2B
b4 4-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Lee 2% 17% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Gil Meche facing 7-8-9
t5 1-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CLE C. Blake G. Meche 0% 17% E2 on Foul Ball
t5 1-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE C. Blake G. Meche -2% 14% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t5 1-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE A. Cabrera G. Meche -2% 13% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Cabrera out at 3B/CF-2B-3B
t5 1-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE A. Marte G. Meche 1% 14% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t5 1-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR CLE G. Sizemore G. Meche 17% 31% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Marte Scores
t5 3-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  CLE D. Dellucci G. Meche 3% 34% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t5 3-4 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  CLE B. Francisco G. Meche 2% 35% Walk
t5 3-4 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O CLE V. Martinez G. Meche -6% 29% Popfly: SS (Weak SS-2B)
2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Indians' Cliff Lee facing 4-5-6
b5 4-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Guillen C. Lee 2% 31% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b5 4-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Olivo C. Lee 2% 33% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b5 4-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Lee 1% 34% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Brett Tomko facing 5-6-7
Brett Tomko replaces Gil Meche pitching
t6 3-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE R. Garko B. Tomko -4% 30% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t6 3-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CLE J. Peralta B. Tomko 7% 37% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t6 3-4 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR CLE C. Blake B. Tomko 26% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Peralta Scores
t6 5-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE A. Cabrera B. Tomko -2% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 5-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE A. Marte B. Tomko -1% 60% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Indians' Cliff Lee facing 7-8-9
b6 4-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck C. Lee 4% 64% Strikeout Looking
b6 4-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  KCR J. Gathright C. Lee -4% 60% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak SS)
b6 4-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pena C. Lee 5% 65% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-5 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  KCR D. DeJesus C. Lee -3% 61% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Gathright to 2B
b6 4-5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR E. German C. Lee 8% 69% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Gathright to 3B; DeJesus out at 3B/RF-SS
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 5, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 1-2-3
Ron Mahay replaces Brett Tomko pitching
t7 5-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE G. Sizemore R. Mahay 4% 73% Walk
Franklin Gutierrez pinch hits for David Dellucci (LF) batting 2nd
t7 5-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE F. Gutierrez R. Mahay -4% 69% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (Front of Home)
t7 5-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CLE B. Francisco R. Mahay -6% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Indians' Rafael Betancourt facing 3-4-5
Rafael Betancourt replaces Cliff Lee pitching
Ben Francisco moves from RF to LF
Franklin Gutierrez moves from PH to RF
b7 4-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon R. Betancourt 5% 68% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Guillen R. Betancourt -9% 59% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b7 4-5 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Olivo R. Betancourt 8% 67% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
Rafael Perez replaces Rafael Betancourt pitching
b7 4-5 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen R. Perez 7% 74% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Ramon Ramirez facing 4-5-6
Ramon Ramirez replaces Ron Mahay pitching
t8 5-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE V. Martinez R. Ramirez -2% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t8 5-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE R. Garko R. Ramirez -2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 5-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE J. Peralta R. Ramirez 1% 71% Walk
t8 5-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE C. Blake R. Ramirez -3% 69% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Indians' Rafael Perez facing 7-8-9
b8 4-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Buck R. Perez 6% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Gathright R. Perez -7% 68% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
Alberto Callaspo pinch hits for Tony Pena (SS) batting 9th
b8 4-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR A. Callaspo R. Perez 15% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Ramon Ramirez facing 8-9-1
Alberto Callaspo moves from PH to SS
t9 5-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE A. Cabrera R. Ramirez -2% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 5-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE A. Marte R. Ramirez -1% 80% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t9 5-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE G. Sizemore R. Ramirez -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Indians' Joe Borowski facing 1-2-3
Joe Borowski replaces Rafael Perez pitching
b9 4-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Borowski 9% 88% Flyball: RF
b9 4-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR E. German J. Borowski -17% 71% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b9 4-5 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Borowski 14% 85% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b9 4-5 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Borowski 15% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Royals 4.

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  • 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.

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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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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