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Standings
OAK
@BOS
2
12
CHW
@KCR
7
9
CLE
@MIN
5
1
LAA
@NYY
2
8
BAL
@SEA
3
1
DET
@TBR
3
9
TOR
@TEX
6
4
MIL
@ATL
4
2
PIT
@CHC
1
5
COL
@FLA
3
5
NYM
@HOU
4
5
 
(10)
ARI
@LAD
2
4
SFG
@SDP
2
0
PHI
@STL
2
1
CIN
@WSN
6
10
Saturday, August 2, 2008, 2:56PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 21,866, Time of Game: 3:01
White Sox
7
61-49
 Lost 1 
1st
at Royals
9
51-60
 Won 1 
4th, 10½ GB
W: Kyle Davies (5-2)
L: Mark Buehrle (8-10)
S: Joakim Soria (31)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       1  2  0   0  0  0   0  4  0    7 10  0
Royals          0  2  2   2  2  0   0  1  X    9 19  0

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Orlando Cabrera SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .268 .325 .353 .677 20 14 0.007 0.68 0.058 -0.051 -0.1 2 2 2B
   Josh Fields 3B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .304 .250 .554 6 2 0.076 1.54 0.076 0.000 0.4 0 0
Ken Griffey CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .247 .359 .431 .790 6 5 -0.031 0.92 0.000 -0.031 -0.4 2 0
   Dewayne Wise PH-CF-LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .298 .328 .474 .802 6 6 -0.129 1.20 0.020 -0.148 -0.7 2 0 GDP
Carlos Quentin LF 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .282 .378 .549 .927 20 16 -0.012 0.84 0.018 -0.029 -0.3 2 0
   Brian Anderson PH-CF 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 .234 .270 .447 .717 12 8 0.000 0.27 0.013 -0.012 0.9 0 0 HR
Jermaine Dye RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .307 .365 .576 .941 16 6 0.007 0.59 0.046 -0.039 1.0 1 0 HR
Jim Thome DH 4 2 2 1 0 1 4 .258 .382 .513 .896 18 10 0.084 0.81 0.129 -0.045 0.8 HR,2B
Paul Konerko 1B 3 2 1 1 1 0 4 .215 .316 .359 .675 11 5 0.086 0.77 0.118 -0.032 0.7 7 1 HR
Alexei Ramirez 2B-SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .311 .331 .472 .803 11 8 0.128 1.41 0.175 -0.047 0.8 2 6 2B,SB
Toby Hall C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .282 .337 .353 .690 11 8 -0.015 0.41 0.010 -0.026 -0.1 1 0
   A.J. Pierzynski PH-C 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .289 .325 .424 .749 1 1 -0.070 3.21 0.000 -0.070 -0.1 1 0 SF
Juan Uribe 3B-2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .228 .283 .365 .649 24 19 -0.099 1.10 0.013 -0.111 -0.7 4 1
Mark Buehrle P 0 1
   Ehren Wassermann P 0 0
   Matt Thornton P 0 0
Team Totals 35 7 10 7 3 5 39 .286 .333 .714 1.048 162 108 0.032 0.93 0.676 -0.641 2.3 24 11
2B: O Cabrera (20, off K Davies); J Thome (23, off R Mahay); A Ramirez (17, off R Ramirez).
HR: J Thome (21, off K Davies, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF); P Konerko (10, off K Davies, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); B Anderson (7, off R Mahay, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); J Dye (26, off R Mahay, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
SF: A Pierzynski (4, off J Soria).
TB: J Thome 6; J Dye 4; B Anderson 4; P Konerko 4; A Ramirez 2; O Cabrera 2; J Uribe; D Wise; T Hall.
GIDP: D Wise (4).
RBI: J Thome (62); J Dye (68); C Quentin (84); A Ramirez (39); A Pierzynski (42); B Anderson (19); P Konerko (36).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Uribe-A Ramirez-P Konerko.
Baserunning
SB: A Ramirez (8, 3rd base off J Soria/M Olivo).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Aviles SS-2B 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .327 .353 .527 .880 13 11 0.051 0.88 0.093 -0.042 0.5 1 5 2B
Esteban German 2B-LF 5 0 3 3 0 0 5 .252 .304 .348 .652 21 15 0.024 1.09 0.150 -0.126 2.2 2 1 3B,2B,CS
Mark Teahen RF 2 1 0 0 2 0 5 .243 .313 .384 .697 13 4 0.011 0.54 0.045 -0.034 0.2 1 0 HBP,2·IW
Jose Guillen DH 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .259 .287 .448 .735 17 9 0.017 0.68 0.085 -0.068 -0.2 HR
Billy Butler 1B 5 2 3 2 0 0 5 .265 .327 .387 .714 26 17 0.222 0.57 0.238 -0.015 0.6 8 0 HR
   Tony Pena SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .171 .198 .369 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Alex Gordon 3B 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .250 .341 .403 .743 15 13 0.001 0.77 0.045 -0.044 -0.4 0 5
Miguel Olivo C 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .259 .288 .472 .760 12 9 0.144 0.65 0.155 -0.012 1.4 5 0 HR
Ross Gload LF-1B 4 1 3 1 0 0 5 .272 .319 .341 .661 13 8 0.017 0.81 0.041 -0.024 0.5 4 0 SF
Mitch Maier CF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .238 .273 .238 .511 16 13 0.045 0.89 0.108 -0.063 0.0 4 0 GDP
Kyle Davies P 0 0
   Horacio Ramirez P 1 0
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
Team Totals 40 9 19 9 3 2 45 .475 .511 .800 1.311 146 99 0.532 0.77 0.960 -0.428 4.8 27 12
2B: M Aviles (19, off M Buehrle); E German (7, off E Wassermann).
3B: E German (2, off E Wassermann).
HR: B Butler (7, off M Buehrle, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF); J Guillen (15, off M Buehrle, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); M Olivo (10, off M Thornton, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: R Gload (2, off M Buehrle).
IBB: M Teahen 2 (4, 2 by E Wassermann).
HBP: M Teahen (2, by M Buehrle).
TB: M Olivo 6; E German 6; B Butler 6; M Aviles 4; J Guillen 4; R Gload 3; M Maier 2; A Gordon.
GIDP: M Maier (1).
RBI: E German 3 (15); B Butler 2 (36); R Gload (26); M Olivo (30); J Guillen (72); M Maier (2).
2-out RBI: E German 2; J Guillen; M Maier.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 5 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Aviles-T Pena-R Gload.
Baserunning
CS: E German (2, 2nd base by M Buehrle POCS).

Chicago White Sox

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
Mark Buehrle, L (8-10) 4.1 14 8 8 0 1 2 4.07 27 85 63 45 4 14 9 16 10 0 4 -0.430 1.09 -4.3
Ehren Wassermann 2.2 3 0 0 3 0 0 8.49 14 48 25 16 3 6 3 8 5 0 2 2 -0.045 0.23 -0.0
Matt Thornton 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 2.68 4 13 11 7 4 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.058 0.37 -0.5
Team Totals 8 19 9 9 3 2 3 10.12 45 146 99 68 11 20 13 26 16 0 4 2 2 -0.533 0.77 -4.8

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
Kyle Davies, W (5-2) 5.1 5 3 3 1 2 2 4.41 22 89 58 37 7 14 7 12 5 0 47 -0.054 0.69 -0.8
Horacio Ramirez 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.96 6 19 17 8 3 6 3 2 1 0 2 0 0.061 0.51 1.5
Ron Mahay 0.1 3 3 3 0 0 2 2.21 4 19 11 8 1 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 -0.066 0.31 -2.2
Ramon Ramirez 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2.98 2 8 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 -0.203 1.76 -1.7
Joakim Soria, S (31) 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.42 5 27 20 12 5 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 0.230 2.38 1.0
Team Totals 9 10 7 7 3 5 4 7.00 39 162 108 67 16 25 12 19 7 0 47 5 2 -0.032 0.93 -2.3
R Ramirez faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: M Buehrle (3).
HBP: M Buehrle (4; M Teahen).
IBB: E Wassermann 2 (3; M Teahen, M Teahen).
Pickoffs: M Buehrle (3; E German, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Gary Cederstrom, 1B - Tim Timmons, 2B - Fieldin Culbreth, 3B - Jim Reynolds.
Time of Game: 3:01.
Attendance: 21,866.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 95° F, Wind 11mph from Right to Left, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Orlando Cabrera SS 1 Mike Aviles SS
2 Ken Griffey CF 2 Esteban German 2B
3 Carlos Quentin LF 3 Mark Teahen RF
4 Jermaine Dye RF 4 Jose Guillen DH
5 Jim Thome DH 5 Billy Butler 1B
6 Paul Konerko 1B 6 Alex Gordon 3B
7 Alexei Ramirez 2B 7 Miguel Olivo C
8 Toby Hall C 8 Ross Gload LF
9 Juan Uribe 3B 9 Mitch Maier CF
Mark Buehrle P Kyle Davies P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 2-3 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR KCR B. Butler M. Buehrle 21% 65% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Teahen Scores
t8 5-8 1 12- 4,(2-1)  R CHW A. Ramirez R. Ramirez -16% 71% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Thome Scores; Konerko to 3B
t9 7-9 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  OO CHW D. Wise J. Soria 14% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b2 1-3 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  R KCR M. Maier M. Buehrle 9% 44% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Gordon Scores; Olivo to 2B
t2 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHW J. Thome K. Davies -9% 30% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CHW O. Cabrera K. Davies -6% 44% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHW K. Griffey K. Davies 2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B; Cabrera to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 7,(3-2)  RO CHW C. Quentin K. Davies -2% 44% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Cabrera Scores
t1 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHW J. Dye K. Davies 1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Aviles M. Buehrle -2% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR E. German M. Buehrle -2% 41% Lineout: RF
b1 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Teahen M. Buehrle -1% 40% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHW J. Thome K. Davies -9% 30% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t2 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHW P. Konerko K. Davies -8% 22% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t2 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW A. Ramirez K. Davies 1% 24% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t2 3-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW T. Hall K. Davies 1% 25% Popfly: SS (Short CF)
t2 3-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW J. Uribe K. Davies 1% 26% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Guillen M. Buehrle -2% 23% Flyball: CF
b2 0-3 1 --- 9,(3-2)  KCR B. Butler M. Buehrle 3% 26% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b2 0-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Gordon M. Buehrle 4% 29% Single to SS (Line Drive); Butler to 2B
b2 0-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Olivo M. Buehrle 6% 36% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Butler to 3B; Gordon to 2B
b2 0-3 1 123 1,(0-0)  RO KCR R. Gload M. Buehrle -2% 34% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF Line); Butler Scores
b2 1-3 2 12- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Maier M. Buehrle 1% 34% Wild Pitch; Gordon to 3B
b2 1-3 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  R KCR M. Maier M. Buehrle 9% 44% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Gordon Scores; Olivo to 2B
b2 2-3 2 12- 4,(0-2)  KCR M. Aviles M. Buehrle 3% 47% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Olivo to 3B; Maier to 2B
b2 2-3 2 123 6,(2-2)  O KCR E. German M. Buehrle -8% 39% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
2 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 1-2-3
t3 3-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHW O. Cabrera K. Davies 2% 41% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW K. Griffey K. Davies 2% 43% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t3 3-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW C. Quentin K. Davies 1% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 3-4-5
b3 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Teahen M. Buehrle 4% 48% Hit By Pitch
b3 2-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Guillen M. Buehrle -4% 44% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b3 2-3 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR KCR B. Butler M. Buehrle 21% 65% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Teahen Scores
b3 4-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon M. Buehrle -2% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 4-3 2 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR M. Olivo M. Buehrle 1% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b3 4-3 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR R. Gload M. Buehrle 2% 67% Single to CF (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Olivo to 3B
b3 4-3 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Maier M. Buehrle -5% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 4.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 4-5-6
t4 3-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHW J. Dye K. Davies 3% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 3-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHW J. Thome K. Davies 2% 67% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
t4 3-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW P. Konerko K. Davies 1% 69% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 1-2-3
b4 4-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Aviles M. Buehrle 6% 74% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b4 4-3 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  R KCR E. German M. Buehrle 7% 81% Single to CF (Line Drive); Aviles Scores
b4 5-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Teahen M. Buehrle -2% 79% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
b4 5-3 1 1-- O KCR J. Guillen M. Buehrle -3% 76% German Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
b4 5-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R KCR J. Guillen M. Buehrle 8% 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b4 6-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Butler M. Buehrle 1% 85% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b4 6-3 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O KCR A. Gordon M. Buehrle -1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 6.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 7-8-9
t5 3-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW A. Ramirez K. Davies 2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 3-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW T. Hall K. Davies 2% 87% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 3-6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  CHW J. Uribe K. Davies -1% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t5 3-6 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHW O. Cabrera K. Davies 2% 88% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 7-8-9
b5 6-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Olivo M. Buehrle -1% 87% Flyball: CF
b5 6-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR R. Gload M. Buehrle 1% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
b5 6-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Maier M. Buehrle 1% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Gload to 2B
Ehren Wassermann replaces Mark Buehrle pitching
b5 6-3 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Aviles E. Wassermann -2% 88% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b5 6-3 2 12- 2,(1-0)  RR KCR E. German E. Wassermann 8% 96% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Gload Scores; Maier Scores
b5 8-3 2 --3 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Teahen E. Wassermann 0% 96% Intentional Walk
b5 8-3 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Guillen E. Wassermann 0% 96% Walk; Teahen to 2B
b5 8-3 2 123 4,(2-1)  O KCR B. Butler E. Wassermann -1% 95% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (Weak 3B); Guillen to 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 8.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-8, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 2-3-4
Dewayne Wise pinch hits for Ken Griffey (CF) batting 2nd
t6 3-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW D. Wise K. Davies -2% 93% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t6 3-8 0 1-- 11,(1-2)  O CHW C. Quentin K. Davies 2% 95% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B); Quentin to 1B
t6 3-8 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  CHW J. Dye K. Davies -2% 93% Walk; Quentin to 2B
Horacio Ramirez replaces Kyle Davies pitching
t6 3-8 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHW J. Thome H. Ramirez 2% 95% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-8 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O CHW P. Konerko H. Ramirez 2% 97% Lineout: P (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-3, White Sox' Ehren Wassermann facing 6-7-8
Dewayne Wise moves from PH to CF
b6 8-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Gordon E. Wassermann -0% 97% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b6 8-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Olivo E. Wassermann -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b6 8-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR R. Gload E. Wassermann -0% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 8.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-8, Royals' Horacio Ramirez facing 7-8-9
t7 3-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW A. Ramirez H. Ramirez 1% 98% Flyball: CF
t7 3-8 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHW T. Hall H. Ramirez -1% 97% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t7 3-8 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O CHW J. Uribe H. Ramirez 1% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Uribe to 1B
t7 3-8 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHW O. Cabrera H. Ramirez 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-3, White Sox' Ehren Wassermann facing 9-1-2
Juan Uribe moves from 3B to 2B
Josh Fields replaces Orlando Cabrera (SS) playing 3B batting 1st
Alexei Ramirez moves from 2B to SS
b7 8-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Maier E. Wassermann -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 8-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Aviles E. Wassermann 0% 99% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
b7 8-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR E. German E. Wassermann 1% 99% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Aviles to 3B
b7 8-3 1 -23 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Teahen E. Wassermann 0% 99% Intentional Walk
b7 8-3 1 123 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen E. Wassermann -0% 99% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b7 8-3 2 123 7,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler E. Wassermann -0% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 8.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-8, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 2-3-4
Ron Mahay replaces Horacio Ramirez pitching
Ross Gload moves from LF to 1B
Mike Aviles moves from SS to 2B
Tony Pena replaces Billy Butler (1B) playing SS batting 5th
Esteban German moves from 2B to LF
t8 3-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW D. Wise R. Mahay 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
Brian Anderson pinch hits for Carlos Quentin (LF) batting 3rd
t8 3-8 1 --- 8,(3-2)  R CHW B. Anderson R. Mahay -1% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t8 4-8 1 --- 5,(2-2)  R CHW J. Dye R. Mahay -3% 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t8 5-8 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHW J. Thome R. Mahay -3% 92% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
Ramon Ramirez replaces Ron Mahay pitching
t8 5-8 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHW P. Konerko R. Ramirez -4% 88% Walk
t8 5-8 1 12- 4,(2-1)  R CHW A. Ramirez R. Ramirez -16% 71% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Thome Scores; Konerko to 3B
Joakim Soria replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching
A.J. Pierzynski pinch hits for Toby Hall (C) batting 8th
t8 6-8 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RO CHW A. Pierzynski J. Soria 7% 78% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (LF-CF); Konerko Scores
t8 7-8 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  CHW J. Uribe J. Soria -1% 77% Ramirez Steals 3B
t8 7-8 2 --3 12,(2-2)  O CHW J. Uribe J. Soria 9% 87% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-7, White Sox' Matt Thornton facing 6-7-8
Matt Thornton replaces Ehren Wassermann pitching
A.J. Pierzynski moves from PH to C
Dewayne Wise moves from CF to LF
Brian Anderson moves from PH to CF
b8 8-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon M. Thornton -1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b8 8-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Olivo M. Thornton 8% 93% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b8 9-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR R. Gload M. Thornton 1% 94% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
b8 9-7 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  OO KCR M. Maier M. Thornton -2% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 9.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 7-9, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 1-2-3
t9 7-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHW J. Fields J. Soria -8% 85% Walk
t9 7-9 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  OO CHW D. Wise J. Soria 14% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t9 7-9 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW B. Anderson J. Soria 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 9.

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