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Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 13,382, Time of Game: 2:39
Mariners
2
57-94
 Lost 7 
4th, 35 GB
at Royals
5
68-84
 Won 6 
5th, 16½ GB
W: Gil Meche (12-11)
L: Roy Corcoran (5-2)
S: Joakim Soria (40)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mariners        2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  8  1
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  0   3  1  X    5  7  0

Seattle Mariners

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ichiro Suzuki RF 3 1 3 0 1 0 4 .313 .364 .390 .753 14 6 0.234 1.24 0.234 0.000 2.3 2 0 2B,SB
Yuniesky Betancourt SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .272 .292 .379 .670 9 6 -0.109 1.74 0.054 -0.162 -0.9 1 2 SB,SH
Raul Ibanez DH 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .307 .371 .507 .878 16 11 -0.057 1.48 0.068 -0.125 -1.0
Jose Lopez 1B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .300 .325 .440 .765 14 8 -0.066 1.51 0.149 -0.215 -0.2 14 1 CS,GDP
Jeremy Reed CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .270 .317 .363 .680 19 15 -0.040 0.79 0.028 -0.067 -0.3 2 0
Wladimir Balentien LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .196 .247 .338 .585 16 9 -0.116 1.06 0.000 -0.116 -1.4 1 0 GDP
   Miguel Cairo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .318 .337 .655 1 1 -0.011 0.42 0.000 -0.011 -0.2
Matt Tuiasosopo 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .125 .160 .167 .327 7 6 -0.048 0.62 0.000 -0.048 -0.5 0 4
   Tug Hulett PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .216 .293 .324 .617 2 2 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
Kenji Johjima C 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .211 .263 .303 .565 14 3 0.028 0.68 0.047 -0.019 0.3 2 0
Luis Valbuena 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .091 .167 .136 .303 11 6 -0.067 0.89 0.000 -0.067 -0.7 1 3
Ryan Rowland-Smith P 1 1
   Roy Corcoran P 0 1
   Miguel Batista P 0 1
   Justin Thomas P 0 0
Team Totals 30 2 8 2 3 7 34 .267 .333 .300 .633 123 73 -0.256 1.12 0.580 -0.834 -2.7 24 13
2B: I Suzuki (17, off G Meche).
SH: Y Betancourt (6, off G Meche).
TB: I Suzuki 4; J Lopez 2; J Reed; R Ibanez; Y Betancourt.
GIDP: J Lopez (14); W Balentien (11).
RBI: J Lopez 2 (84).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Valbuena-Y Betancourt-J Lopez.
E: Y Betancourt (19).
Baserunning
SB: Y Betancourt (3, 2nd base off G Meche/J Buck); I Suzuki (43, 3rd base off G Meche/J Buck).
CS: J Lopez (2, 2nd base by G Meche/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 CF-RF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .300 .356 .439 .795 20 10 -0.061 1.64 0.071 -0.131 -0.6 1 0 2B,GDP,IW
Mike Aviles SS 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .320 .352 .460 .812 18 12 -0.053 2.26 0.035 -0.088 -0.7 2 2
Jose Guillen RF 3 0 1 2 1 1 4 .265 .299 .448 .747 26 17 0.242 1.65 0.318 -0.076 1.1 4 0
   Mitch Maier CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .324 .294 .618 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ryan Shealy 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .359 .375 .821 1.196 11 8 0.033 1.07 0.114 -0.081 0.2 6 1 HR
Billy Butler DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .268 .318 .391 .709 13 5 -0.029 0.96 0.017 -0.046 -0.5
Mark Teahen 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .252 .311 .397 .708 12 7 -0.134 1.29 0.000 -0.134 -1.0 1 1
John Buck C 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .225 .303 .370 .673 18 10 0.110 0.85 0.121 -0.011 0.8 7 1 2B
Alberto Callaspo 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .307 .359 .370 .730 14 8 0.074 1.56 0.144 -0.070 1.0 3 3
Esteban German LF 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 .256 .311 .353 .664 10 4 0.059 1.88 0.059 0.000 0.4 2 0 SH
   Joey Gathright PH-LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .248 .304 .266 .571 5 1 0.002 0.08 0.002 0.000 0.2 0 0
Gil Meche P 0 1
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 1 1
Team Totals 30 5 7 5 6 2 37 .233 .361 .400 .761 147 82 0.243 1.42 0.881 -0.637 0.8 27 10
2B: D DeJesus (24, off R Rowland-Smith); J Buck (22, off M Batista).
HR: R Shealy (6, off R Rowland-Smith, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: E German (4, off R Corcoran).
IBB: D DeJesus (3, by R Corcoran).
TB: R Shealy 4; J Buck 3; D DeJesus 2; J Guillen; A Callaspo; E German.
GIDP: D DeJesus (10).
RBI: J Guillen 2 (95); R Shealy (12); M Aviles (42); A Callaspo (16).
2-out RBI: J Guillen 2; R Shealy; A Callaspo.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 3. M Aviles-A Callaspo-R Shealy 2; M Teahen-A Callaspo.

Seattle Mariners

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
Ryan Rowland-Smith 6 3 1 1 4 1 1 3.53 24 96 57 37 4 16 10 9 1 0 59 0.276 1.28 2.1
Roy Corcoran, BS (2), L (5-2) 0.2 1 3 0 1 0 0 3.29 5 21 10 7 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 -0.232 3.36 -1.1
Miguel Batista 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 6.21 6 20 11 7 1 3 4 1 1 0 2 2 -0.292 0.78 -2.1
Justin Thomas 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7.71 2 10 4 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0.003 0.15 0.2
Team Totals 8 7 5 2 6 2 1 2.25 37 147 82 53 6 23 18 11 3 0 59 3 2 -0.245 1.42 -0.8

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
Gil Meche, W (12-11) 7 6 2 2 3 7 0 4.08 27 103 59 32 13 14 5 12 4 0 61 0.143 1.02 1.7
Ron Mahay, H (21) 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.84 3 7 4 3 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.076 2.02 -0.4
Ramon Ramirez, H (19) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.75 1 4 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.153 3.53 0.9
Joakim Soria, S (40) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.65 3 9 7 5 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.035 0.45 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 3 7 0 2.00 34 123 73 41 15 17 9 15 5 0 61 2 0 0.255 1.12 2.7
Balks: None.
WP: G Meche (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: R Corcoran (3; D DeJesus).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Layne, 1B - Brian Knight, 2B - Phil Cuzzi, 3B - Jim Wolf.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: 13,382.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 4mph from Right to Left, Sunny.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 2-2 2 -23 3,(1-1)  RR KCR J. Guillen M. Batista 27% 87% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Callaspo Scores/unER; DeJesus Scores/unER; Guillen to 1B
t8 2-4 1 12- 4,(1-2)  OO SEA J. Lopez R. Ramirez 15% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
b4 0-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R KCR R. Shealy R. Rowland-Smith 11% 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b7 1-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR A. Callaspo R. Corcoran 11% 55% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Buck to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -23 2,(1-0)  RR SEA J. Lopez G. Meche -10% 31% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Suzuki Scores; Betancourt Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Mariners Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  SEA I. Suzuki G. Meche -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  SEA Y. Betancourt G. Meche -5% 41% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Suzuki to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 5,(1-2)  O SEA R. Ibanez G. Meche 5% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  SEA J. Lopez G. Meche -5% 42% Suzuki Steals 3B; Betancourt Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -23 2,(1-0)  RR SEA J. Lopez G. Meche -10% 31% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Suzuki Scores; Betancourt Scores
t1 2-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SEA J. Reed G. Meche 3% 35% Lopez Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t1 2-0 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O SEA J. Reed G. Meche 1% 35% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mariners' Ryan Rowland-Smith facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR D. DeJesus R. Rowland-Smith 6% 41% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b1 0-2 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Aviles R. Rowland-Smith -2% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B; DeJesus to 3B
b1 0-2 1 --3 7,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen R. Rowland-Smith -6% 34% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-2 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O KCR R. Shealy R. Rowland-Smith -4% 30% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mariners Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 6-7-8
t2 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O SEA W. Balentien G. Meche 2% 32% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t2 2-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O SEA M. Tuiasosopo G. Meche 1% 33% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  SEA K. Johjima G. Meche -1% 32% Walk
t2 2-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O SEA L. Valbuena G. Meche 2% 34% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mariners' Ryan Rowland-Smith facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Butler R. Rowland-Smith -3% 32% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b2 0-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen R. Rowland-Smith -2% 30% Flyball: CF
b2 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Buck R. Rowland-Smith -1% 29% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mariners Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  SEA I. Suzuki G. Meche -5% 24% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
t3 2-0 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O SEA Y. Betancourt G. Meche 1% 25% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (P's Right); Suzuki to 3B
t3 2-0 1 --3 3,(0-2)  O SEA R. Ibanez G. Meche 5% 30% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O SEA J. Lopez G. Meche 3% 33% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mariners' Ryan Rowland-Smith facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo R. Rowland-Smith -3% 30% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b3 0-2 1 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR E. German R. Rowland-Smith 3% 33% Walk
b3 0-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR D. DeJesus R. Rowland-Smith -6% 27% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  SEA J. Reed G. Meche -3% 24% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t4 2-0 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  OO SEA W. Balentien G. Meche 6% 30% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t4 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O SEA M. Tuiasosopo G. Meche 1% 31% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mariners' Ryan Rowland-Smith facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR M. Aviles R. Rowland-Smith -3% 28% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b4 0-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen R. Rowland-Smith -2% 26% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b4 0-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R KCR R. Shealy R. Rowland-Smith 11% 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b4 1-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Butler R. Rowland-Smith -1% 36% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Gil Meche facing 8-9-1
t5 2-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  SEA K. Johjima G. Meche -4% 33% Walk
t5 2-1 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O SEA L. Valbuena G. Meche 4% 36% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
t5 2-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  SEA I. Suzuki G. Meche -4% 32% Single to 3B (Pop Fly); Johjima to 2B
t5 2-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  OO SEA Y. Betancourt G. Meche 9% 42% Line Drive Double Play: 3B (Weak 3B); Johjima out at 2B/3B-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Mariners' Ryan Rowland-Smith facing 6-7-8
b5 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Teahen R. Rowland-Smith -3% 38% Groundout: 1B-P
b5 1-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Buck R. Rowland-Smith 4% 42% Walk
b5 1-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo R. Rowland-Smith -4% 38% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b5 1-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR E. German R. Rowland-Smith 3% 41% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Buck to 2B
b5 1-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus R. Rowland-Smith -7% 34% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Gil Meche facing 3-4-5
t6 2-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O SEA R. Ibanez G. Meche 3% 37% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t6 2-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  SEA J. Lopez G. Meche -3% 34% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t6 2-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  SEA J. Reed G. Meche -2% 32% Wild Pitch; Lopez to 2B
t6 2-1 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O SEA J. Reed G. Meche 4% 36% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-1 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O SEA W. Balentien G. Meche 4% 40% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Mariners' Ryan Rowland-Smith facing 2-3-4
b6 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Aviles R. Rowland-Smith -4% 36% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b6 1-2 1 --- 10,(3-2)  KCR J. Guillen R. Rowland-Smith 4% 40% Walk
b6 1-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR R. Shealy R. Rowland-Smith -3% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B; Guillen to 2B
b6 1-2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Butler R. Rowland-Smith 2% 39% Walk
b6 1-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen R. Rowland-Smith -8% 31% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Gil Meche facing 7-8-9
t7 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SEA M. Tuiasosopo G. Meche 3% 34% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t7 2-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O SEA K. Johjima G. Meche 2% 35% Flyball: LF
t7 2-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O SEA L. Valbuena G. Meche 1% 37% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Mariners' Roy Corcoran facing 7-8-9
Roy Corcoran replaces Ryan Rowland-Smith pitching
b7 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Buck R. Corcoran 8% 44% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 1-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR A. Callaspo R. Corcoran 11% 55% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Buck to 2B
b7 1-2 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR E. German R. Corcoran -0% 55% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak SS); Buck to 3B; Callaspo to 2B
b7 1-2 1 -23 4,(3-0)  KCR D. DeJesus R. Corcoran 1% 56% Intentional Walk
b7 1-2 1 123 6,(3-2)  RO KCR M. Aviles R. Corcoran 4% 60% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left); Buck Scores/unER; Callaspo to 3B; DeJesus to 2B
Miguel Batista replaces Roy Corcoran pitching
b7 2-2 2 -23 3,(1-1)  RR KCR J. Guillen M. Batista 27% 87% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Callaspo Scores/unER; DeJesus Scores/unER; Guillen to 1B
b7 4-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR R. Shealy M. Batista -1% 86% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Mariners Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 1-2-3
Ron Mahay replaces Gil Meche pitching
t8 2-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  SEA I. Suzuki R. Mahay -7% 79% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t8 2-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SEA Y. Betancourt R. Mahay 6% 85% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t8 2-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  SEA R. Ibanez R. Mahay -7% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive); Suzuki to 2B
Ramon Ramirez replaces Ron Mahay pitching
t8 2-4 1 12- 4,(1-2)  OO SEA J. Lopez R. Ramirez 15% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mariners' Miguel Batista facing 5-6-7
b8 4-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR B. Butler M. Batista -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 4-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen M. Batista -0% 93% Strikeout Looking
b8 4-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Buck M. Batista 1% 93% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b8 4-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR A. Callaspo M. Batista 3% 97% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Buck Scores
Justin Thomas replaces Miguel Batista pitching
Joey Gathright pinch hits for Esteban German (LF) batting 9th
b8 5-2 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Gathright J. Thomas 0% 97% Walk; Callaspo to 2B
b8 5-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Thomas -1% 97% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Mariners Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 5-6-7
Joakim Soria replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching
Joey Gathright moves from PH to LF
Mitch Maier replaces Jose Guillen (RF) playing CF batting 3rd
David DeJesus moves from CF to RF
t9 2-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O SEA J. Reed J. Soria 2% 99% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B)
Miguel Cairo pinch hits for Wladimir Balentien (LF) batting 6th
t9 2-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O SEA M. Cairo J. Soria 1% 100% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
Tug Hulett pinch hits for Matt Tuiasosopo (3B) batting 7th
t9 2-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O SEA T. Hulett J. Soria 0% 100% Groundout: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 5.

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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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