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Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 22,069, Time of Game: 3:01
Red Sox
8
65-49
 Won 1 
2nd, 3 GB
at Royals
2
53-61
 Lost 1 
4th, 10 GB
W: Josh Beckett (10-8)
L: Brian Bannister (7-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         1  0  0   1  1  2   3  0  0    8 13  0
Royals          1  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    2  5  2

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
J.D. Drew RF 3 0 1 0 2 0 .283 .945 22 10 0.095 0.76 0.113 -0.018 0.6 3 0 2B
Dustin Pedroia 2B 5 1 1 1 0 1 .316 .811 18 13 0.050 1.07 0.123 -0.074 0.5 0 1
David Ortiz DH 5 0 1 1 0 1 .253 .818 16 9 0.009 0.73 0.080 -0.071 -0.3
Kevin Youkilis 1B 5 1 2 0 0 1 .317 .944 26 17 -0.020 0.75 0.042 -0.062 -0.2 8 1 2B
Mike Lowell 3B 4 2 0 0 0 0 .277 .797 17 11 -0.079 0.82 0.033 -0.112 -1.0 1 2 HBP
Jason Bay LF 5 2 4 2 0 0 .290 .914 17 12 0.202 0.79 0.226 -0.024 3.2 1 0 2·2B
Jed Lowrie SS 5 0 1 2 0 0 .289 .765 18 10 -0.089 0.66 0.015 -0.104 0.2 1 1 3B
Jason Varitek C 4 1 1 0 0 2 .220 .665 16 11 -0.004 0.71 0.050 -0.053 -0.4 6 1
   Kevin Cash C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .635 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Jacoby Ellsbury CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 .261 .678 14 9 0.092 0.97 0.119 -0.027 0.8 4 0 2·SB
Josh Beckett P 1 1
   Mike Timlin P 0 2
   Chris Smith P 0 0
Team Totals 40 8 13 7 2 5 .325 .847 164 102 0.256 0.81 0.801 -0.545 3.3 27 9
2B: K Youkilis (29, off J Oviedo); J Bay 2 (25, 1 off J Oviedo, 1 off B Bannister); J Drew (22, off B Bannister).
3B: J Lowrie (2, off J Oviedo).
HBP: M Lowell (4, by B Bannister).
TB: J Bay 6; J Lowrie 3; K Youkilis 3; J Ellsbury 2; J Drew 2; D Ortiz; J Varitek; D Pedroia.
RBI: J Bay 2 (70); J Lowrie 2 (20); J Ellsbury (29); D Ortiz (49); D Pedroia (49).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 17.
Baserunning
SB: J Ellsbury 2 (37, 2nd base off J Oviedo/J Buck, 2nd base off B Bannister/J Buck).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Aviles SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 .336 .900 13 8 -0.012 0.70 0.038 -0.050 -0.4 3 1
Esteban German 2B-LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .236 .613 12 10 -0.078 0.80 0.000 -0.078 -1.0 4 1
Mark Teahen RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 .246 .697 15 9 0.088 0.57 0.115 -0.027 0.7 2 0 2B
Jose Guillen DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 .262 .750 16 13 -0.073 0.67 0.000 -0.073 -0.8
Billy Butler 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 .265 .710 9 8 -0.057 0.70 0.000 -0.057 -0.7 4 1
   Jason Smith 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 3 1 -0.002 0.09 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 0
Alex Gordon 3B 3 1 2 0 1 1 .257 .768 14 8 0.058 0.39 0.059 -0.001 0.8 1 2 2B
John Buck C 4 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .714 12 7 -0.055 0.69 0.000 -0.055 -0.9 6 0
Ross Gload LF-1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 .269 .656 8 3 -0.061 0.86 0.002 -0.064 -0.5 1 0
Mitch Maier CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 .313 .646 12 7 -0.052 0.83 0.009 -0.061 0.5 6 0
Brian Bannister P 0 1
   Horacio Ramirez P 0 1
   Juan Carlos Oviedo P 0 0
   Rob Tejeda P 0 0
   Joel Peralta P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 5 2 2 9 .156 .425 114 74 -0.244 0.66 0.223 -0.468 -2.7 27 7
2B: M Teahen (16, off J Beckett); A Gordon (27, off J Beckett).
TB: A Gordon 3; M Teahen 2; M Maier; M Aviles.
RBI: M Maier (4); M Teahen (36).
2-out RBI: M Maier.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Aviles-E German.
E: A Gordon 2 (11).

Boston Red 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
Josh Beckett, W (10-8) 6.2 4 2 2 2 7 0 4.08 26 90 58 30 13 15 6 11 6 0 63 0.233 0.83 2.2
Mike Timlin 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.12 5 15 11 6 1 4 2 2 0 0 2 1 0.009 0.18 -0.0
Chris Smith 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.16 3 9 5 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 2 9 0 2.00 34 114 74 38 15 21 8 15 6 0 63 2 1 0.245 0.66 2.7

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
Brian Bannister, L (7-10) 4 6 3 3 2 3 0 5.37 20 87 49 29 3 17 6 8 5 0 39 -0.193 1.13 -1.9
Horacio Ramirez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.84 3 12 7 4 2 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 0.108 1.37 1.5
Juan Carlos Oviedo 1.1 6 5 3 0 0 0 2.96 11 28 21 14 0 7 4 7 3 0 0 0 -0.177 0.68 -4.9
Rob Tejeda 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.32 5 19 14 10 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0.006 0.05 1.5
Joel Peralta 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.35 4 18 11 7 1 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 9 13 8 6 2 5 0 6.00 43 164 102 64 9 29 12 23 10 0 39 3 0 -0.255 0.81 -3.3
B Bannister faced 3 batters in the 5th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: B Bannister (5).
HBP: B Bannister (6; M Lowell).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ted Barrett, 1B - Dana DeMuth, 2B - Lance Barksdale, 3B - Doug Eddings.
Time of Game: 3:01.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 86° F, Wind 15mph from Left to Right, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 J.D. Drew RF 1 Mike Aviles SS
2 Dustin Pedroia 2B 2 Esteban German 2B
3 David Ortiz DH 3 Mark Teahen RF
4 Kevin Youkilis 1B 4 Jose Guillen DH
5 Mike Lowell 3B 5 Billy Butler 1B
6 Jason Bay LF 6 Alex Gordon 3B
7 Jed Lowrie SS 7 John Buck C
8 Jason Varitek C 8 Ross Gload LF
9 Jacoby Ellsbury CF 9 Mitch Maier CF
Josh Beckett P Brian Bannister P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  R BOS J. Bay B. Bannister 14% 64% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Lowell Scores
b1 0-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  R KCR M. Teahen J. Beckett -11% 43% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Aviles Scores
t5 2-1 0 12- 2,(1-0)  R BOS D. Pedroia B. Bannister 9% 82% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Ellsbury Scores; Drew to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R BOS D. Ortiz B. Bannister 8% 60% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Pedroia Scores
t1 1-0 1 12- 6,(2-2)  OO BOS M. Lowell B. Bannister -8% 55% Line Drive Double Play: SS (Weak SS); Ortiz out at 2B/SS-2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS J. Drew B. Bannister 6% 56% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O BOS D. Pedroia B. Bannister -4% 52% Fielder's Choice P; Drew out at 3B/P-3B-SS; Pedroia to 2B/Adv on throw
t1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R BOS D. Ortiz B. Bannister 8% 60% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Pedroia Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  BOS K. Youkilis B. Bannister 3% 63% Single to 1B (Ground Ball); Ortiz to 2B
t1 1-0 1 12- 6,(2-2)  OO BOS M. Lowell B. Bannister -8% 55% Line Drive Double Play: SS (Weak SS); Ortiz out at 2B/SS-2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Aviles J. Beckett -4% 51% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
b1 0-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR E. German J. Beckett 4% 55% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  R KCR M. Teahen J. Beckett -11% 43% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Aviles Scores
b1 1-1 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Beckett 3% 47% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b1 1-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Beckett 3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 6-7-8
t2 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Bay B. Bannister -2% 48% Lineout: 2B
t2 1-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O BOS J. Lowrie B. Bannister -2% 46% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
t2 1-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Varitek B. Bannister -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR A. Gordon J. Beckett -4% 41% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b2 1-1 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Buck J. Beckett 2% 43% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Gordon to 2B
b2 1-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR R. Gload J. Beckett 3% 46% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Gordon to 3B
b2 1-1 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Maier J. Beckett 4% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury B. Bannister -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 1-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  BOS J. Drew B. Bannister 3% 50% Walk
t3 1-1 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia B. Bannister -3% 47% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t3 1-1 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  O BOS D. Ortiz B. Bannister -3% 44% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Aviles J. Beckett 3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR E. German J. Beckett 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Beckett 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis B. Bannister -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS M. Lowell B. Bannister 3% 50% Hit By Pitch
t4 1-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  R BOS J. Bay B. Bannister 14% 64% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Lowell Scores
t4 2-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  BOS J. Lowrie B. Bannister 3% 67% Wild Pitch; Bay to 3B
t4 2-1 1 --3 4,(2-1)  O BOS J. Lowrie B. Bannister -6% 61% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
t4 2-1 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Varitek B. Bannister -4% 57% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 4-5-6
b4 1-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Beckett 3% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 1-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Butler J. Beckett 2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b4 1-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Gordon J. Beckett -2% 61% Walk
b4 1-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Buck J. Beckett 3% 64% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 9-1-2
t5 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Ellsbury B. Bannister 4% 67% Single to P (Line Drive)
t5 2-1 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  BOS J. Drew B. Bannister 3% 70% Ellsbury Steals 2B
t5 2-1 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Drew B. Bannister 3% 73% Walk
t5 2-1 0 12- 2,(1-0)  R BOS D. Pedroia B. Bannister 9% 82% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Ellsbury Scores; Drew to 2B
Horacio Ramirez replaces Brian Bannister pitching
t5 3-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O BOS D. Ortiz H. Ramirez -4% 78% Flyball: CF
t5 3-1 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis H. Ramirez -3% 74% Lineout: CF
t5 3-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O BOS M. Lowell H. Ramirez -3% 71% Groundout: P-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 8-9-1
b5 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR R. Gload J. Beckett 3% 74% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b5 1-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Maier J. Beckett 2% 76% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b5 1-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR M. Aviles J. Beckett 1% 78% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Juan Carlos Oviedo facing 6-7-8
Juan Carlos Oviedo replaces Horacio Ramirez pitching
t6 3-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  BOS J. Bay J. Oviedo 3% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t6 3-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Lowrie J. Oviedo -3% 78% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t6 3-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Varitek J. Oviedo 5% 83% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Bay to 3B
t6 3-1 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R BOS J. Ellsbury J. Oviedo 5% 88% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Bay Scores; Varitek to 2B
t6 4-1 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O BOS J. Drew J. Oviedo -2% 86% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Varitek to 3B
t6 4-1 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  BOS D. Pedroia J. Oviedo 0% 86% Ellsbury Steals 2B
t6 4-1 2 -23 5,(1-2)  RO BOS D. Pedroia J. Oviedo 4% 90% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Varitek Scores/unER; Ellsbury out at Hm/1B-C
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 5, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 2-3-4
b6 1-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR E. German J. Beckett 2% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Beckett 1% 93% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 1-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Beckett 1% 94% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-1, Royals' Juan Carlos Oviedo facing 3-4-5
t7 5-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS D. Ortiz J. Oviedo -1% 93% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t7 5-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  BOS K. Youkilis J. Oviedo 1% 94% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t7 5-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  BOS M. Lowell J. Oviedo 0% 95% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t7 5-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R BOS J. Bay J. Oviedo 3% 98% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Youkilis Scores; Lowell to 3B
t7 6-1 1 -23 2,(0-1)  RR BOS J. Lowrie J. Oviedo 1% 99% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Lowell Scores/unER; Bay Scores
Rob Tejeda replaces Juan Carlos Oviedo pitching
t7 8-1 1 --3 4,(0-2)  O BOS J. Varitek R. Tejeda -0% 99% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t7 8-1 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury R. Tejeda -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 8, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-8, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 5-6-7
b7 1-8 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Beckett 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b7 1-8 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Gordon J. Beckett -0% 99% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b7 1-8 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Buck J. Beckett 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b7 1-8 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR R. Gload J. Beckett -0% 99% Walk
Mike Timlin replaces Josh Beckett pitching
b7 1-8 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R KCR M. Maier M. Timlin -1% 98% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Gordon Scores; Gload to 2B
b7 2-8 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Aviles M. Timlin 1% 99% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 8, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-2, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 1-2-3
Ross Gload moves from LF to 1B
Jason Smith replaces Billy Butler (1B) playing 2B batting 5th
Esteban German moves from 2B to LF
t8 8-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Drew R. Tejeda -0% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 8-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia R. Tejeda -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t8 8-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz R. Tejeda -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 8, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-8, Red Sox' Mike Timlin facing 2-3-4
Kevin Cash replaces Jason Varitek playing C batting 8th
b8 2-8 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR E. German M. Timlin 0% 99% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b8 2-8 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Teahen M. Timlin 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 2-8 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen M. Timlin 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 8, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-2, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 4-5-6
Joel Peralta replaces Rob Tejeda pitching
t9 8-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis J. Peralta -0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 8-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS M. Lowell J. Peralta -0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 8-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS J. Bay J. Peralta 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t9 8-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie J. Peralta -0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 8, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-8, Red Sox' Chris Smith facing 5-6-7
Chris Smith replaces Mike Timlin pitching
b9 2-8 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Smith C. Smith 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b9 2-8 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Smith 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b9 2-8 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Buck C. Smith 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 8, Royals 2.

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  • 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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