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Sunday, June 29, 2008, 1:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 31,803, Time of Game: 3:35
Cardinals
9
47-36
 Won 2 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Royals
6
37-45
 Lost 2 
4th, 9 GB
W: Chris Perez (2-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  2  3   0  2  2   0  0  0    9 14  0
Royals          0  0  1   2  1  0   1  1  0    6 13  0

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Skip Schumaker LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .304 .366 .446 .812 24 14 0.014 0.43 0.055 -0.041 0.4 2 1 2B,SB
Aaron Miles 3B 3 1 2 0 1 0 5 .321 .360 .374 .734 18 11 -0.006 0.41 0.019 -0.025 0.3 0 2 SH
Albert Pujols DH 4 2 2 2 1 1 5 .356 .483 .640 1.123 28 13 0.104 0.55 0.121 -0.017 1.5 HR,2B,IW
Rick Ankiel CF 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .258 .330 .508 .838 16 9 0.010 0.65 0.067 -0.057 0.4 1 0 2B
Ryan Ludwick RF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .285 .362 .574 .936 20 12 0.005 0.61 0.053 -0.048 -0.5 2 0
Chris Duncan 1B 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .238 .338 .343 .681 19 11 0.010 0.65 0.053 -0.043 0.5 6 0
Adam Kennedy 2B 2 2 0 1 2 0 5 .264 .318 .326 .644 18 6 0.027 0.42 0.038 -0.011 -0.4 2 3 SF
Jason LaRue C 4 1 2 4 0 0 4 .241 .347 .402 .749 12 7 0.321 0.71 0.341 -0.020 3.1 11 0 HR,3B
Brendan Ryan SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .285 .331 .338 .669 10 8 -0.038 0.41 0.010 -0.047 -1.0 3 2 CS
Braden Looper P 0 0
   Chris Perez P 0 0
   Russ Springer P 0 0
   Jason Isringhausen P 0 0
   Kyle McClellan P 0 0
   Ryan Franklin P 0 0
Team Totals 36 9 14 9 5 2 43 .389 .452 .694 1.147 165 91 0.447 0.53 0.757 -0.309 4.3 27 8
2B: A Pujols (16, off B Bannister); S Schumaker (15, off B Bannister); R Ankiel (16, off J Gobble).
3B: J LaRue (1, off B Bannister).
HR: J LaRue (3, off B Bannister, 2nd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF); A Pujols (17, off J Peralta, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: A Kennedy (2, off B Bannister).
SH: A Miles (4, off B Bannister).
IBB: A Pujols (20, by B Bannister).
TB: J LaRue 7; A Pujols 6; S Schumaker 3; R Ankiel 3; C Duncan 2; A Miles 2; B Ryan; R Ludwick.
RBI: J LaRue 4 (11); A Pujols 2 (45); A Kennedy (20); C Duncan (19); R Ankiel (38).
2-out RBI: J LaRue 4.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
PB: J LaRue (1).
Outfield Assists: S Schumaker (D DeJesus at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: S Schumaker (6, 2nd base off J Gobble/J Buck).
CS: B Ryan (2, 2nd base by B Bannister/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 LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .316 .377 .480 .857 6 2 0.035 0.87 0.035 0.000 0.4 1 0
   Esteban German LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .171 .213 .200 .413 14 10 0.107 1.35 0.137 -0.030 0.9 2 0
Mike Aviles SS 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .318 .351 .545 .897 17 9 0.001 1.44 0.126 -0.125 0.3 3 1
Alex Gordon 3B 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .260 .342 .421 .763 23 12 -0.201 1.71 0.010 -0.211 -2.0 3 1
Jose Guillen DH 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .280 .305 .491 .796 18 14 -0.145 1.11 0.000 -0.145 -2.0
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 5 3 4 1 0 0 5 .308 .364 .408 .772 21 15 0.088 0.83 0.130 -0.042 1.8 2 4 2·2B
Mark Teahen RF 5 0 2 1 0 2 5 .257 .332 .411 .743 19 11 -0.031 1.18 0.081 -0.112 0.4 2 0 2B
Ross Gload 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 5 .263 .303 .328 .631 25 19 -0.050 1.06 0.035 -0.085 -0.4 7 0 SF
John Buck C 2 0 0 0 3 1 5 .246 .327 .366 .694 28 12 0.072 0.85 0.097 -0.025 0.7 2 2
Joey Gathright CF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .246 .291 .265 .556 11 7 0.077 1.49 0.157 -0.080 1.3 5 0
   Billy Butler PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262 .329 .337 .665 2 2 -0.005 0.19 0.000 -0.005 -0.1
Brian Bannister P 0 0
   Joel Peralta P 0 1
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
   Rob Tejeda P 0 0
Team Totals 38 6 13 5 6 10 45 .342 .422 .421 .843 184 113 -0.052 1.19 0.808 -0.860 1.3 27 9
2B: M Grudzielanek 2 (18, 1 off J Isringhausen, 1 off C Perez); M Teahen (13, off J Isringhausen).
SF: R Gload (1, off C Perez).
TB: M Grudzielanek 6; M Teahen 3; E German 2; J Gathright 2; J Guillen; R Gload; M Aviles.
RBI: M Teahen (27); J Gathright (15); M Grudzielanek (15); R Gload (16); E German (6).
2-out RBI: M Grudzielanek.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 6 for 18.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Gordon.

St. Louis Cardinals

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
Braden Looper 3.1 6 3 2 4 2 0 4.26 19 78 45 26 3 16 8 5 2 0 36 -0.208 1.28 -2.5
Chris Perez, W (2-0) 1.1 2 1 1 1 1 0 3.93 7 35 22 18 2 2 1 4 2 0 3 0 0.129 1.73 0.7
Russ Springer, H (6) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.16 1 5 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.049 1.86 0.4
Jason Isringhausen 1.2 2 1 1 1 4 0 5.72 8 38 22 14 3 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.003 0.48 -0.4
Kyle McClellan, H (17) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.66 4 9 7 5 0 2 2 2 1 0 2 0 -0.012 1.30 -0.2
Ryan Franklin, S (11) 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.82 6 19 14 6 3 5 1 3 1 0 2 1 0.097 1.03 0.7
Team Totals 9 13 6 5 6 10 0 5.00 45 184 113 70 12 31 13 16 7 0 36 9 1 0.052 1.19 -1.3

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 (7-7) 4.2 9 7 7 4 1 1 4.88 26 103 51 34 5 12 8 13 4 0 15 -0.406 0.76 -4.8
Joel Peralta 0.2 2 2 2 0 0 1 6.00 4 16 10 7 0 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 -0.071 0.48 -1.4
Jimmy Gobble 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 7.32 8 31 19 13 1 5 3 4 1 0 0 0 0.007 0.14 0.4
Rob Tejeda 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.23 5 17 11 8 3 0 1 3 1 0 2 0 0.023 0.18 1.5
Team Totals 9 14 9 9 5 2 2 9.00 43 167 91 62 9 20 14 22 6 0 15 3 0 -0.447 0.53 -4.3
Balks: None.
WP: J Gobble (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: B Bannister (1; A Pujols).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Winters, 1B - Brian Knight, 2B - Hunter Wendelstedt, 3B - Marvin Hudson.
Time of Game: 3:35.
Attendance: 31,803.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Wind 15mph from Left to Right, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Kansas City Royals
1 Skip Schumaker LF 1 David DeJesus LF
2 Aaron Miles 3B 2 Mike Aviles SS
3 Albert Pujols DH 3 Alex Gordon 3B
4 Rick Ankiel CF 4 Jose Guillen DH
5 Ryan Ludwick RF 5 Mark Grudzielanek 2B
6 Chris Duncan 1B 6 Mark Teahen RF
7 Adam Kennedy 2B 7 Ross Gload 1B
8 Jason LaRue C 8 John Buck C
9 Brendan Ryan SS 9 Joey Gathright CF
Braden Looper P Brian Bannister P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR STL J. LaRue B. Bannister 19% 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Kennedy Scores
t5 5-3 2 12- 5,(2-2)  RR STL J. LaRue B. Bannister 15% 89% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Ludwick Scores; Kennedy Scores
b4 2-5 1 123 3,(1-1)  R KCR E. German B. Looper -11% 56% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Gload Scores; Buck to 3B; Gathright to 2B
b4 3-5 1 123 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Aviles C. Perez 10% 65% Popfly: 2B
b4 3-5 2 123 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Perez 10% 75% Flyball: LF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Bannister -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL A. Miles B. Bannister -2% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  STL A. Pujols B. Bannister 2% 48% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Ankiel B. Bannister -3% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus B. Looper -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Aviles B. Looper -5% 36% Walk; DeJesus to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon B. Looper 5% 41% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Guillen B. Looper 4% 46% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); DeJesus out at Hm/LF-C; Aviles to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek B. Looper 4% 50% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Ludwick B. Bannister -2% 48% Lineout: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL C. Duncan B. Bannister -2% 46% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  STL A. Kennedy B. Bannister 1% 47% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR STL J. LaRue B. Bannister 19% 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Kennedy Scores
t2 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  STL B. Ryan B. Bannister 1% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 2-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Bannister -2% 66% Ryan Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen B. Looper 3% 68% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-2 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR R. Gload B. Looper 2% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b2 0-2 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck B. Looper 1% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
Esteban German replaces David DeJesus playing LF batting 1st
t3 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL S. Schumaker B. Bannister 5% 76% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t3 2-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Miles B. Bannister -1% 75% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 3B); Schumaker to 3B
t3 2-0 1 --3 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols B. Bannister 1% 76% Intentional Walk
t3 2-0 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  R STL R. Ankiel B. Bannister 5% 81% Single to SS (Pop Fly to Deep SS-3B Hole); Schumaker Scores; Pujols to 2B
t3 3-0 1 12- 5,(3-1)  STL R. Ludwick B. Bannister 3% 85% Walk; Pujols to 3B; Ankiel to 2B
t3 3-0 1 123 5,(3-1)  R STL C. Duncan B. Bannister 5% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive); Pujols Scores; Ankiel to 3B; Ludwick to 2B
t3 4-0 1 123 4,(2-1)  RO STL A. Kennedy B. Bannister 1% 91% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Ankiel Scores; Ludwick to 3B; Duncan to 2B
t3 5-0 2 -23 3,(2-0)  O STL J. LaRue B. Bannister -2% 89% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 5, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 9-1-2
b3 0-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Gathright B. Looper -3% 86% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b3 0-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR E. German B. Looper 2% 88% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line); Gathright to 2B
b3 0-5 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Aviles B. Looper 2% 90% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Gathright to 3B
b3 0-5 2 --3 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Gordon B. Looper -1% 89% Walk
b3 0-5 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R KCR J. Guillen B. Looper -4% 85% Passed Ball; Gathright Scores/unER; Gordon to 2B
b3 1-5 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen B. Looper 2% 87% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 9-1-2
t4 5-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL B. Ryan B. Bannister -1% 87% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t4 5-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Bannister -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 5-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  STL A. Miles B. Bannister 1% 86% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 5-1 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  O STL A. Pujols B. Bannister -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 5-6-7
b4 1-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Grudzielanek B. Looper -3% 82% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b4 1-5 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Teahen B. Looper 3% 85% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 1-5 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR R. Gload B. Looper -3% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Grudzielanek to 2B
b4 1-5 1 12- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Buck B. Looper -6% 76% Walk; Grudzielanek to 3B; Gload to 2B
b4 1-5 1 123 2,(1-0)  R KCR J. Gathright B. Looper -9% 66% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Grudzielanek Scores; Gload to 3B; Buck to 2B
b4 2-5 1 123 3,(1-1)  R KCR E. German B. Looper -11% 56% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Gload Scores; Buck to 3B; Gathright to 2B
Chris Perez replaces Braden Looper pitching
b4 3-5 1 123 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Aviles C. Perez 10% 65% Popfly: 2B
b4 3-5 2 123 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Perez 10% 75% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 5, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 4-5-6
t5 5-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  O STL R. Ankiel B. Bannister -2% 73% Popfly: 1B
t5 5-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  STL R. Ludwick B. Bannister 2% 75% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t5 5-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL C. Duncan B. Bannister -2% 73% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t5 5-3 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  STL A. Kennedy B. Bannister 2% 74% Walk; Ludwick to 2B
t5 5-3 2 12- 5,(2-2)  RR STL J. LaRue B. Bannister 15% 89% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Ludwick Scores; Kennedy Scores
Joel Peralta replaces Brian Bannister pitching
t5 7-3 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O STL B. Ryan J. Peralta -2% 88% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 7, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-7, Cardinals' Chris Perez facing 4-5-6
b5 3-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Guillen C. Perez 2% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-7 1 --- 8,(2-2)  KCR M. Grudzielanek C. Perez -3% 86% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b5 3-7 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  KCR M. Teahen C. Perez -4% 82% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Grudzielanek to 3B
b5 3-7 1 1-3 8,(2-2)  RO KCR R. Gload C. Perez 2% 84% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Grudzielanek Scores
b5 4-7 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Buck C. Perez -2% 81% Walk; Teahen to 2B
Russ Springer replaces Chris Perez pitching
b5 4-7 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Gathright R. Springer 5% 86% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 7, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-4, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 1-2-3
t6 7-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL S. Schumaker J. Peralta -1% 85% Groundout: P-2B-1B
t6 7-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  STL A. Miles J. Peralta 1% 86% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t6 7-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  RR STL A. Pujols J. Peralta 9% 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Miles Scores
Jimmy Gobble replaces Joel Peralta pitching
t6 9-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  STL R. Ankiel J. Gobble 1% 96% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
t6 9-4 1 -2- 6,(1-2)  STL R. Ludwick J. Gobble 1% 96% Wild Pitch; Ankiel to 3B
t6 9-4 1 --3 7,(2-2)  OO STL R. Ludwick J. Gobble -2% 94% Line Drive Double Play: 3B unassisted (Weak 3B); Ankiel out at 3B/3B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 9, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-9, Cardinals' Jason Isringhausen facing 1-2-3
Jason Isringhausen replaces Russ Springer pitching
b6 4-9 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR E. German J. Isringhausen 1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 4-9 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Aviles J. Isringhausen 1% 96% Strikeout Looking
b6 4-9 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Isringhausen 0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 9, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 9-4, Royals' Jimmy Gobble facing 6-7-8
t7 9-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL C. Duncan J. Gobble -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t7 9-4 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL A. Kennedy J. Gobble -0% 96% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t7 9-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. LaRue J. Gobble -0% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 9, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-9, Cardinals' Jason Isringhausen facing 4-5-6
b7 4-9 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Isringhausen 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
b7 4-9 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Isringhausen -2% 96% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b7 4-9 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R KCR M. Teahen J. Isringhausen -4% 92% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Grudzielanek Scores
b7 5-9 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR R. Gload J. Isringhausen 3% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b7 5-9 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Buck J. Isringhausen -1% 93% Walk
Kyle McClellan replaces Jason Isringhausen pitching
b7 5-9 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Gathright K. McClellan 3% 96% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 9, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 9-5, Royals' Jimmy Gobble facing 9-1-2
t8 9-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL B. Ryan J. Gobble -0% 96% Flyball: RF
t8 9-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  STL S. Schumaker J. Gobble 0% 96% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t8 9-5 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  STL A. Miles J. Gobble 0% 97% Schumaker Steals 2B
t8 9-5 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  STL A. Miles J. Gobble 0% 97% Walk
Rob Tejeda replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
t8 9-5 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O STL A. Pujols R. Tejeda -1% 96% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t8 9-5 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ankiel R. Tejeda -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 9, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-9, Cardinals' Kyle McClellan facing 1-2-3
b8 5-9 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR E. German K. McClellan -3% 92% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b8 5-9 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Aviles K. McClellan -7% 85% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); German to 3B
b8 5-9 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Gordon K. McClellan 6% 91% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
Ryan Franklin replaces Kyle McClellan pitching
b8 5-9 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Guillen R. Franklin 5% 96% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b8 5-9 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R KCR M. Grudzielanek R. Franklin -5% 91% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); German Scores; Aviles to 3B
b8 6-9 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen R. Franklin 6% 97% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 9, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 9-6, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 5-6-7
t9 9-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Ludwick R. Tejeda -0% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t9 9-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  STL C. Duncan R. Tejeda 0% 97% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t9 9-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL A. Kennedy R. Tejeda -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 9-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. LaRue R. Tejeda -0% 96% Baserunner Out Advancing; Kennedy out at 2B/C-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 9, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-9, Cardinals' Ryan Franklin facing 7-8-9
b9 6-9 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR R. Gload R. Franklin 2% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 6-9 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck R. Franklin 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
Billy Butler pinch hits for Joey Gathright (CF) batting 9th
b9 6-9 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler R. Franklin 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 9, Royals 6.

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