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LAA
@DET
7
1
OAK
@KCR
4
5
 
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OAK
@KCR
6
9
NYY
@TBR
5
7
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@TOR
0
9
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@ATL
0
2
PIT
@CIN
6
8
SDP
@MIL
5
2
Thursday, September 4, 2008, 4:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:40
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Athletics
4
63-76
 Lost 3 
3rd, 22½ GB
at Royals
5
59-79
 Won 2 
5th, 18 GB
W: Joakim Soria (2-3)
L: Joey Devine (4-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  3  1   0  0  0   0    4  9  1
Royals          0  0  4   0  0  0   0  0  0   1    5 12  1
Winning Run scored with 1 out

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ryan Sweeney CF 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 .281 .331 .367 .699 15 12 -0.149 1.57 0.031 -0.180 -0.8 1 0
Bobby Crosby SS 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .246 .299 .366 .665 15 9 -0.041 1.39 0.093 -0.134 0.4 4 2
Mike Sweeney DH 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .280 .326 .384 .710 15 10 -0.167 1.16 0.000 -0.167 -1.3
Jack Cust LF 5 0 1 2 0 1 5 .228 .367 .443 .810 22 15 0.051 1.29 0.174 -0.123 1.0 1 0 2B
Kurt Suzuki C 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .286 .350 .384 .734 19 12 0.022 1.29 0.114 -0.092 0.4 8 0
Daric Barton 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 5 .226 .317 .348 .665 13 8 0.150 1.68 0.228 -0.078 0.4 9 2 HR,SH
Jack Hannahan 3B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .220 .300 .339 .639 21 17 -0.202 1.79 0.027 -0.229 -0.9 1 3
Aaron Cunningham RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .300 .364 .600 .964 10 5 0.053 1.56 0.122 -0.069 0.0 2 0 3B,IW
Eric Patterson 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .212 .308 .279 .587 17 7 -0.124 1.77 0.059 -0.183 -0.4 2 5
Dana Eveland P 0 1
   Huston Street P 0 0
   Joey Devine P 0 1
Team Totals 39 4 9 4 3 5 43 .231 .286 .385 .670 147 95 -0.407 1.50 0.848 -1.255 -1.2 28 14
2B: J Cust (14, off B Bannister).
3B: A Cunningham (1, off B Bannister).
HR: D Barton (9, off B Bannister, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SH: D Barton (6, off R Ramirez).
IBB: A Cunningham (1, by R Ramirez).
TB: D Barton 5; A Cunningham 3; K Suzuki 2; J Cust 2; J Hannahan; E Patterson; B Crosby.
RBI: J Cust 2 (61); D Barton (41); B Crosby (56).
2-out RBI: J Cust 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. E Patterson-B Crosby; E Patterson-B Crosby-D Barton.
E: B Crosby (16).

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-RF 4 1 3 0 0 0 5 .293 .351 .429 .780 12 11 -0.072 1.43 0.066 -0.138 -0.2 4 0 SH,GDP
Mike Aviles SS 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .329 .360 .483 .843 16 7 -0.013 1.39 0.049 -0.062 -0.1 2 3 IW
Jose Guillen RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .248 .283 .425 .708 16 9 0.017 1.39 0.105 -0.087 0.5 4 0
   Joey Gathright CF 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .250 .303 .269 .572 1 1 0.289 4.29 0.289 0.000 1.0 1 0
Billy Butler DH 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 .280 .329 .409 .737 14 11 0.079 1.47 0.163 -0.084 1.2 2B
Ryan Shealy 1B 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .250 .250 .625 .875 21 13 -0.033 0.78 0.029 -0.062 0.1 9 0
Miguel Olivo C 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .260 .286 .458 .744 8 7 -0.045 1.18 0.048 -0.093 0.3 5 0 SB
Mark Teahen 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .240 .305 .379 .684 15 10 -0.131 1.18 0.000 -0.131 -1.6 0 1
Alberto Callaspo 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .301 .367 .346 .712 17 10 -0.069 0.90 0.019 -0.089 0.1 2 2 2B
Esteban German LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .240 .302 .330 .631 9 8 0.072 1.10 0.129 -0.057 -0.5 3 0 CS
Brian Bannister P 0 1
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 1
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
Team Totals 37 5 12 4 1 8 39 .324 .342 .378 .720 129 87 0.094 1.29 0.897 -0.803 0.7 30 8
2B: B Butler (20, off D Eveland); A Callaspo (4, off D Eveland).
SH: D DeJesus (4, off J Devine).
IBB: M Aviles (3, by J Devine).
TB: D DeJesus 3; M Olivo 2; B Butler 2; A Callaspo 2; J Gathright; J Guillen; R Shealy; M Aviles; E German.
GIDP: D DeJesus (7).
RBI: B Butler 2 (52); R Shealy (2); J Gathright (19).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 8.
Fielding
E: M Aviles (9).
Baserunning
SB: M Olivo (6, 2nd base off D Eveland/K Suzuki).
CS: E German (3, 2nd base by D Eveland POCS).

Oakland Athletics

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
Dana Eveland 6 10 4 4 0 5 0 4.28 26 83 57 35 9 13 9 12 7 0 41 -0.076 0.91 -0.9
Huston Street 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.94 6 21 15 7 5 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.199 1.48 1.0
Joey Devine, L (4-1) 1.1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0.75 7 25 15 9 2 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 -0.217 2.64 -0.9
Team Totals 9.1 12 5 4 1 8 0 3.86 39 129 87 51 16 20 17 13 7 0 41 0 0 -0.094 1.29 -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
Brian Bannister 7 7 4 1 2 3 1 5.56 31 108 69 43 8 18 8 18 3 0 54 0.013 1.14 -0.3
Ramon Ramirez 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.81 5 14 7 5 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.109 2.70 0.5
Joakim Soria, W (2-3) 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.80 7 25 19 14 3 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 0.283 2.13 1.0
Team Totals 10 9 4 1 3 5 1 0.90 43 147 95 62 12 21 13 22 5 0 54 0 0 0.405 1.50 1.2
Balks: J Soria (1).
WP: D Eveland (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: R Ramirez (6; A Cunningham); J Devine (2; M Aviles).
Pickoffs: D Eveland (2; E German, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - CB Bucknor, 1B - Kevin Causey, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Ed Hickox.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 64° F, Wind 7mph in from Leftfield.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b10 4-4 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Gathright J. Devine 29% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball); German Scores/unER; Aviles to 2B
t5 1-4 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  RR OAK J. Cust B. Bannister -17% 66% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Sweeney Scores/unER; Crosby Scores/unER
b3 0-0 1 123 2,(0-1)  RR KCR B. Butler D. Eveland 16% 82% Double to RF (Ground Ball); DeJesus Scores; Aviles Scores; Guillen to 3B
t6 3-4 0 --- 3,(2-0)  R OAK D. Barton B. Bannister -16% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b7 4-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR D. DeJesus H. Street -12% 52% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK R. Sweeney B. Bannister 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK B. Crosby B. Bannister 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK M. Sweeney B. Bannister 1% 55% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dana Eveland facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR D. DeJesus D. Eveland 3% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  O KCR M. Aviles D. Eveland -3% 55% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Guillen D. Eveland -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B; DeJesus to 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler D. Eveland -3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Cust B. Bannister 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK K. Suzuki B. Bannister -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK D. Barton B. Bannister 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  OAK J. Hannahan B. Bannister -3% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Suzuki to 3B
t2 0-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O OAK A. Cunningham B. Bannister 5% 55% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dana Eveland facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR R. Shealy D. Eveland -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Olivo D. Eveland 3% 55% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen D. Eveland -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging, Olivo Steals 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo D. Eveland -3% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK E. Patterson B. Bannister -4% 46% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney B. Bannister 4% 50% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O OAK B. Crosby B. Bannister 3% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. Sweeney B. Bannister 3% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dana Eveland facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR E. German D. Eveland -3% 53% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
b3 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR D. DeJesus D. Eveland 3% 56% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b3 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Aviles D. Eveland 4% 60% Single to CF (Line Drive); DeJesus to 2B
b3 0-0 1 12- 3,(2-0)  KCR J. Guillen D. Eveland 6% 66% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); DeJesus to 3B; Aviles to 2B
b3 0-0 1 123 2,(0-1)  RR KCR B. Butler D. Eveland 16% 82% Double to RF (Ground Ball); DeJesus Scores; Aviles Scores; Guillen to 3B
b3 2-0 1 -23 5,(1-2)  R KCR R. Shealy D. Eveland 4% 86% Wild Pitch; Guillen Scores; Butler to 3B
b3 3-0 1 --3 6,(2-2)  R KCR R. Shealy D. Eveland 3% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive); Butler Scores
b3 4-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Olivo D. Eveland 1% 91% Single to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line); Shealy to 2B
b3 4-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR M. Teahen D. Eveland -3% 87% Line Drive Double Play: 2B; Shealy out at 2B/2B-SS
4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 4-5-6
t4 0-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Cust B. Bannister 2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK K. Suzuki B. Bannister -2% 87% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t4 0-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O OAK D. Barton B. Bannister 2% 89% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t4 0-4 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan B. Bannister 2% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Athletics' Dana Eveland facing 8-9-1
b4 4-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR A. Callaspo D. Eveland 2% 93% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b4 4-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR E. German D. Eveland -2% 91% Fielder's Choice 1B; Callaspo out at 3B/1B-3B; German to 1B
b4 4-0 1 1-- 1,(0-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus D. Eveland -1% 90% German Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
b4 4-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR D. DeJesus D. Eveland 0% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b4 4-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR M. Aviles D. Eveland -1% 89% Popfly: SS (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 8-9-1
t5 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK A. Cunningham B. Bannister 2% 91% Flyball: RF
t5 0-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  OAK E. Patterson B. Bannister -2% 89% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 0-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OAK R. Sweeney B. Bannister -3% 86% Reached on E6/attempted forceout (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Patterson to 2B
t5 0-4 1 12- 4,(2-1)  R OAK B. Crosby B. Bannister -9% 77% Single to CF (Line Drive); Patterson Scores/unER; Sweeney to 3B
t5 1-4 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  O OAK M. Sweeney B. Bannister 7% 84% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
t5 1-4 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  RR OAK J. Cust B. Bannister -17% 66% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Sweeney Scores/unER; Crosby Scores/unER
t5 3-4 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  O OAK K. Suzuki B. Bannister 5% 71% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Athletics' Dana Eveland facing 3-4-5
b5 4-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen D. Eveland -2% 69% Strikeout Swinging
b5 4-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler D. Eveland -2% 67% Strikeout Swinging
b5 4-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR R. Shealy D. Eveland -1% 66% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 6-7-8
t6 3-4 0 --- 3,(2-0)  R OAK D. Barton B. Bannister -16% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t6 4-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan B. Bannister 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK A. Cunningham B. Bannister -11% 43% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line)
t6 4-4 1 --3 4,(2-1)  O OAK E. Patterson B. Bannister 9% 52% Popfly: 2B
t6 4-4 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney B. Bannister 6% 58% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Athletics' Dana Eveland facing 6-7-8
b6 4-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Olivo D. Eveland -3% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 4-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen D. Eveland -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b6 4-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo D. Eveland -2% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 2-3-4
t7 4-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK B. Crosby B. Bannister 4% 54% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t7 4-4 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK M. Sweeney B. Bannister 3% 57% Flyball: CF
t7 4-4 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O OAK J. Cust B. Bannister 2% 59% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Athletics' Huston Street facing 9-1-2
Huston Street replaces Dana Eveland pitching
b7 4-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR E. German H. Street 6% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b7 4-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR D. DeJesus H. Street -12% 52% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b7 4-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Aviles H. Street -2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Ramon Ramirez facing 5-6-7
Ramon Ramirez replaces Brian Bannister pitching
t8 4-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK K. Suzuki R. Ramirez -7% 43% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t8 4-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK D. Barton R. Ramirez 3% 46% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Suzuki to 2B
t8 4-4 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan R. Ramirez 7% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-4 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  OAK A. Cunningham R. Ramirez -1% 52% Intentional Walk
t8 4-4 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O OAK E. Patterson R. Ramirez 9% 61% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Athletics' Huston Street facing 3-4-5
b8 4-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen H. Street -5% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 4-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler H. Street -4% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b8 4-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR R. Shealy H. Street -3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 1-2-3
Joakim Soria replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching
Joey Gathright replaces Jose Guillen (RF) playing CF batting 3rd
David DeJesus moves from CF to RF
t9 4-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK R. Sweeney J. Soria 6% 56% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 4-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK B. Crosby J. Soria 5% 61% Lineout: CF (LF-CF)
t9 4-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK M. Sweeney J. Soria 4% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Athletics' Joey Devine facing 6-7-8
Joey Devine replaces Huston Street pitching
b9 4-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Devine -6% 58% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Devine -5% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 4-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Devine -4% 50% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 10th, Athletics Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 4-5-6
t10 4-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Cust J. Soria 6% 56% Strikeout Swinging
t10 4-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK K. Suzuki J. Soria 5% 61% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t10 4-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK D. Barton J. Soria -3% 58% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t10 4-4 2 1-- 2,(1-1)  OAK J. Hannahan J. Soria -4% 54% Balk; Barton to 2B
t10 4-4 2 -2- 8,(2-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan J. Soria 11% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 10th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Athletics' Joey Devine facing 9-1-2
b10 4-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR E. German J. Devine 7% 72% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b10 4-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Devine -1% 70% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); German to 2B
b10 4-4 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Aviles J. Devine 1% 71% Intentional Walk
b10 4-4 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Gathright J. Devine 29% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball); German Scores/unER; Aviles to 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 5.

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  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

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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