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1
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@KCR
4
5
 
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@KCR
6
9
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@TBR
5
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Thursday, September 4, 2008, 7:26PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 12,791, Time of Game: 3:12
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Athletics
6
63-77
 Lost 4 
3rd, 22½ GB
at Royals
9
60-79
 Won 3 
5th, 18 GB
W: Kyle Davies (6-6)
L: Dan Meyer (0-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  1   0  0  0   3  0  2    6  8  2
Royals          4  0  1   3  0  1   0  0  X    9 15  0

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rajai Davis CF 4 2 1 0 1 0 5 .243 .271 .312 .583 16 10 -0.013 0.34 0.017 -0.030 -0.2 2 0 SB
Ryan Sweeney RF 4 2 3 3 1 0 5 .287 .338 .382 .720 27 14 0.068 0.36 0.084 -0.016 3.2 3 0 3·2B
Kurt Suzuki DH 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 .287 .353 .384 .736 22 11 0.026 0.44 0.042 -0.016 0.8
Jack Cust LF 3 0 1 1 2 1 5 .228 .370 .445 .814 22 11 0.022 0.75 0.079 -0.057 1.6 2 0 2B
Daric Barton 1B 4 0 0 2 0 0 5 .224 .313 .344 .658 19 11 -0.099 0.81 0.000 -0.099 -0.8 10 0 SF
Jack Hannahan 3B 3 0 0 0 2 3 5 .219 .301 .337 .638 31 20 -0.019 0.52 0.029 -0.048 -1.0 1 8
Eric Patterson 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .211 .304 .275 .579 20 11 -0.043 0.48 0.013 -0.056 -0.9 2 2
Rob Bowen C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .158 .200 .250 .450 21 14 -0.048 0.46 0.000 -0.048 -1.1 2 0
Cliff Pennington SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .171 .216 .257 .473 19 13 -0.023 0.26 0.002 -0.026 -0.3 2 2 2B
Dan Meyer P 0 1
   Kirk Saarloos P 0 0
   Alan Embree P 0 0
   Keith Foulke P 0 0
   Jerry Blevins P 0 1
Team Totals 34 6 8 6 8 8 43 .235 .372 .382 .754 197 115 -0.129 0.49 0.266 -0.396 1.3 24 14
2B: R Sweeney 3 (14, 2 off K Davies, 1 off R Tejeda); C Pennington (3, off R Tejeda); J Cust (15, off K Wells).
SF: D Barton (3, off R Mahay).
TB: R Sweeney 6; J Cust 2; C Pennington 2; K Suzuki; R Davis; E Patterson.
RBI: R Sweeney 3 (40); D Barton 2 (43); J Cust (62).
2-out RBI: R Sweeney.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Hannahan-E Patterson-D Barton 2; J Blevins-C Pennington-D Barton.
E: E Patterson (7); J Cust (4).
Baserunning
SB: R Davis (25, 2nd base off K Davies/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 RF 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 .296 .354 .433 .787 20 11 0.035 0.34 0.049 -0.014 0.6 1 0 2B
Esteban German LF 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .245 .304 .342 .646 20 11 0.001 0.41 0.040 -0.039 0.4 3 0 3B,GDP
Mike Aviles 3B 4 2 3 1 0 0 4 .334 .365 .492 .857 14 10 0.044 0.49 0.055 -0.012 2.1 0 1 3B
   Jason Smith PR-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .200 .300 .500 3 3 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.1 1 0
Jose Guillen DH 4 1 2 3 0 0 4 .250 .285 .425 .710 12 9 0.116 0.58 0.124 -0.009 2.3
   Kila Ka'aihue PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Billy Butler 1B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .282 .330 .415 .745 10 6 0.099 0.47 0.102 -0.003 -0.0 7 1 2·2B,GDP
   Ross Gload 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .316 .342 .658 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Alberto Callaspo 2B 3 0 1 2 0 0 4 .302 .364 .345 .709 13 10 0.110 0.44 0.113 -0.002 1.3 0 2 SF
John Buck C 2 0 1 1 1 0 4 .221 .298 .364 .662 11 6 0.013 0.30 0.015 -0.002 0.3 7 1 SF
Tony Pena SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .165 .184 .209 .393 13 7 -0.037 0.34 0.000 -0.037 -1.8 1 4 GDP
Joey Gathright CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .251 .306 .270 .576 15 8 -0.010 0.23 0.014 -0.024 -0.3 4 0
Kyle Davies P 1 0
   John Bale P 0 1
   Rob Tejeda P 0 0
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Juan Carlos Oviedo P 0 0
   Kip Wells P 0 0
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
Team Totals 35 9 15 9 2 2 39 .429 .436 .629 1.064 131 81 0.371 0.39 0.512 -0.142 4.8 27 10
2B: B Butler 2 (22, 2 off D Meyer); D DeJesus (21, off D Meyer).
3B: E German (3, off D Meyer); M Aviles (3, off D Meyer).
SF: A Callaspo (1, off D Meyer); J Buck (4, off D Meyer).
TB: M Aviles 5; E German 4; B Butler 4; D DeJesus 4; J Guillen 2; J Gathright; J Buck; A Callaspo.
GIDP: T Pena (4); B Butler (20); E German (5).
RBI: J Guillen 3 (84); A Callaspo 2 (9); E German (20); J Buck (43); B Butler (53); M Aviles (39).
2-out RBI: A Callaspo.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 6 for 11.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: J Gathright (1st base by D Meyer).

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
Dan Meyer, L (0-4) 3.1 9 8 7 2 1 0 8.03 21 71 43 29 5 9 6 12 8 0 11 -0.372 0.66 -5.9
Kirk Saarloos 1.2 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.95 7 21 14 13 0 1 3 4 2 0 1 1 -0.001 0.08 0.5
Alan Embree 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.73 5 15 9 6 2 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 -0.003 0.02 -0.5
Keith Foulke 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.54 3 12 7 5 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Jerry Blevins 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.83 3 12 8 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 8 15 9 8 2 2 0 9.00 39 131 81 57 10 14 14 21 11 0 11 1 1 -0.372 0.39 -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 (6-6) 5 3 1 1 3 2 0 4.59 21 101 61 39 9 13 6 10 3 0 56 0.112 0.55 1.6
John Bale 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 7.16 4 15 9 4 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.008 0.23 0.5
Rob Tejeda 0.1 3 3 3 1 1 0 4.46 5 25 15 10 1 4 0 3 3 0 0 0 -0.027 0.12 -2.7
Ron Mahay 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.88 3 15 7 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0.017 0.70 0.2
Juan Carlos Oviedo 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.00 4 15 11 7 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.013 0.34 0.5
Kip Wells 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 5.60 3 13 4 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.080 0.46 -2.5
Ramon Ramirez, S (1) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.77 3 13 8 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 2 1 0.086 1.05 1.0
Team Totals 9 8 6 6 8 8 0 6.00 43 197 115 67 16 32 10 17 7 0 56 4 2 0.129 0.49 -1.3
K Wells faced 3 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: D Meyer (1; J Gathright, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian Knight, 1B - Joe West, 2B - Ed Hickox, 3B - Kevin Causey.
Time of Game: 3:12.
Attendance: 12,791.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 64° F, Wind 2mph from Left to Right.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Kansas City Royals
1 Rajai Davis CF 1 David DeJesus RF
2 Ryan Sweeney RF 2 Esteban German LF
3 Kurt Suzuki DH 3 Mike Aviles 3B
4 Jack Cust LF 4 Jose Guillen DH
5 Daric Barton 1B 5 Billy Butler 1B
6 Jack Hannahan 3B 6 Alberto Callaspo 2B
7 Eric Patterson 2B 7 John Buck C
8 Rob Bowen C 8 Tony Pena SS
9 Cliff Pennington SS 9 Joey Gathright CF
Dan Meyer P Kyle Davies P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR J. Guillen D. Meyer 12% 70% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); DeJesus Scores; Aviles to 3B
b1 1-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  R KCR B. Butler D. Meyer 9% 79% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Aviles Scores; Guillen to 3B
t3 0-4 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  R OAK R. Sweeney K. Davies -6% 81% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Davis Scores
b1 2-0 1 -23 3,(0-2)  R KCR A. Callaspo D. Meyer 6% 85% Reached on E7/Sacrifice Fly (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Guillen Scores; Butler to 3B; Callaspo to 2B
t9 4-9 0 12- 4,(1-2)  R OAK J. Cust K. Wells -5% 91% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Sweeney Scores; Suzuki to 3B

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' Kyle Davies facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK R. Davis K. Davies 2% 52% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney K. Davies 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK K. Suzuki K. Davies 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dan Meyer facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus D. Meyer 3% 58% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR E. German D. Meyer -3% 55% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Aviles D. Meyer 3% 59% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); DeJesus to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR J. Guillen D. Meyer 12% 70% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); DeJesus Scores; Aviles to 3B
b1 1-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  R KCR B. Butler D. Meyer 9% 79% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Aviles Scores; Guillen to 3B
b1 2-0 1 -23 3,(0-2)  R KCR A. Callaspo D. Meyer 6% 85% Reached on E7/Sacrifice Fly (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Guillen Scores; Butler to 3B; Callaspo to 2B
b1 3-0 1 -23 2,(1-0)  RO KCR J. Buck D. Meyer 1% 86% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Butler Scores/unER; Callaspo to 3B
b1 4-0 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O KCR T. Pena D. Meyer -2% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 4-5-6
t2 0-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Cust K. Davies 2% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Barton K. Davies 1% 87% Flyball: CF
t2 0-4 2 --- 8,(3-2)  OAK J. Hannahan K. Davies -1% 86% Walk
t2 0-4 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O OAK E. Patterson K. Davies 2% 88% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Athletics' Dan Meyer facing 9-1-2
b2 4-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Gathright D. Meyer 1% 89% Walk
b2 4-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus D. Meyer -1% 88% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b2 4-0 1 1-- 2,(2-0)  O KCR E. German D. Meyer -2% 86% Gathright Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b2 4-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR E. German D. Meyer -0% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 8-9-1
t3 0-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O OAK R. Bowen K. Davies 2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK C. Pennington K. Davies 1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t3 0-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK R. Davis K. Davies -1% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t3 0-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  OAK R. Sweeney K. Davies -1% 87% Davis Steals 2B
t3 0-4 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  R OAK R. Sweeney K. Davies -6% 81% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Davis Scores
t3 1-4 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  OAK K. Suzuki K. Davies -1% 80% Walk
t3 1-4 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O OAK J. Cust K. Davies 4% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Athletics' Dan Meyer facing 3-4-5
b3 4-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Aviles D. Meyer -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 4-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Guillen D. Meyer -1% 82% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b3 4-1 2 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR B. Butler D. Meyer 1% 83% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b3 4-1 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R KCR A. Callaspo D. Meyer 5% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Butler Scores
b3 5-1 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Buck D. Meyer 1% 89% Walk; Callaspo to 2B
b3 5-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Pena D. Meyer -2% 87% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 5.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 5-6-7
t4 1-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK D. Barton K. Davies 2% 89% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
t4 1-5 1 --- 10,(3-2)  OAK J. Hannahan K. Davies -2% 87% Walk
t4 1-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK E. Patterson K. Davies 2% 89% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t4 1-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK R. Bowen K. Davies 2% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Athletics' Dan Meyer facing 9-1-2
b4 5-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Gathright D. Meyer -1% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 5-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR D. DeJesus D. Meyer 1% 92% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b4 5-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R KCR E. German D. Meyer 4% 96% Triple to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); DeJesus Scores
b4 6-1 1 --3 3,(0-2)  R KCR M. Aviles D. Meyer 2% 97% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); German Scores
Kirk Saarloos replaces Dan Meyer pitching
b4 7-1 1 --3 7,(3-2)  R KCR J. Guillen K. Saarloos 1% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Aviles Scores
b4 8-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Butler K. Saarloos -0% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b4 8-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo K. Saarloos -0% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 8.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-8, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 9-1-2
t5 1-8 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O OAK C. Pennington K. Davies 1% 98% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
t5 1-8 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK R. Davis K. Davies 0% 99% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
t5 1-8 2 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK R. Sweeney K. Davies -0% 98% Double to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t5 1-8 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O OAK K. Suzuki K. Davies 1% 99% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-1, Athletics' Kirk Saarloos facing 7-8-9
b5 8-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Buck K. Saarloos 0% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b5 8-1 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO KCR T. Pena K. Saarloos -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
b5 8-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Gathright K. Saarloos 0% 99% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b5 8-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus K. Saarloos -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 8.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-8, Royals' John Bale facing 4-5-6
John Bale replaces Kyle Davies pitching
t6 1-8 0 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK J. Cust J. Bale -1% 98% Walk
t6 1-8 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK D. Barton J. Bale 1% 98% Groundout: P-1B; Cust to 2B
t6 1-8 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan J. Bale 1% 99% Strikeout Looking
t6 1-8 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O OAK E. Patterson J. Bale 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-1, Athletics' Alan Embree facing 2-3-4
Alan Embree replaces Kirk Saarloos pitching
b6 8-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR E. German A. Embree 0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 8-1 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR M. Aviles A. Embree 0% 100% Single to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line); German to 3B
Jason Smith pinch runs for Mike Aviles (3B) batting 3rd
b6 8-1 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Guillen A. Embree 0% 100% Fielder's Choice 3B; Smith to 2B/Safe on E4 (catch); German Scores; Guillen to 1B
Kila Ka'aihue pinch runs for Jose Guillen (DH) batting 4th
b6 9-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR B. Butler A. Embree -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak SS); Smith to 3B
b6 9-1 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo A. Embree -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 9.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-9, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 8-9-1
Rob Tejeda replaces John Bale pitching
Jason Smith moves from PR to 3B
t7 1-9 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK R. Bowen R. Tejeda 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t7 1-9 1 --- 8,(3-2)  OAK C. Pennington R. Tejeda -0% 100% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t7 1-9 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  OAK R. Davis R. Tejeda -0% 99% Walk
t7 1-9 1 12- 6,(2-2)  RR OAK R. Sweeney R. Tejeda -1% 98% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Pennington Scores; Davis Scores
t7 3-9 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  OAK K. Suzuki R. Tejeda -1% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Sweeney to 3B
Ron Mahay replaces Rob Tejeda pitching
t7 3-9 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  OAK J. Cust R. Mahay -2% 95% Walk; Suzuki to 2B
t7 3-9 1 123 4,(2-1)  RO OAK D. Barton R. Mahay 2% 97% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Short LF); Sweeney Scores
t7 4-9 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan R. Mahay 2% 99% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-4, Athletics' Keith Foulke facing 7-8-9
Keith Foulke replaces Alan Embree pitching
b7 9-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Buck K. Foulke -0% 98% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b7 9-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR T. Pena K. Foulke -0% 98% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b7 9-4 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Gathright K. Foulke -0% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 9.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-9, Royals' Juan Carlos Oviedo facing 7-8-9
Juan Carlos Oviedo replaces Ron Mahay pitching
Ross Gload replaces Billy Butler playing 1B batting 5th
t8 4-9 0 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK E. Patterson J. Oviedo -1% 97% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t8 4-9 0 1-- 9,(3-2)  O OAK R. Bowen J. Oviedo 1% 98% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t8 4-9 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK C. Pennington J. Oviedo 1% 99% Strikeout Looking
t8 4-9 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK R. Davis J. Oviedo 0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-4, Athletics' Jerry Blevins facing 1-2-3
Jerry Blevins replaces Keith Foulke pitching
b8 9-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Blevins 0% 100% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b8 9-4 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR E. German J. Blevins -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b8 9-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Smith J. Blevins -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 9.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-9, Royals' Kip Wells facing 2-3-4
Kip Wells replaces Juan Carlos Oviedo pitching
t9 4-9 0 --- 4,(3-0)  OAK R. Sweeney K. Wells -1% 99% Walk
t9 4-9 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  OAK K. Suzuki K. Wells -2% 97% Walk; Sweeney to 2B
t9 4-9 0 12- 4,(1-2)  R OAK J. Cust K. Wells -5% 91% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Sweeney Scores; Suzuki to 3B
Ramon Ramirez replaces Kip Wells pitching
t9 5-9 0 -23 4,(2-1)  RO OAK D. Barton R. Ramirez 5% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Suzuki Scores; Cust to 3B
t9 6-9 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan R. Ramirez 3% 99% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t9 6-9 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O OAK E. Patterson R. Ramirez 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 9.

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