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@CLE
5
6
CHW
@KCR
9
4
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@NYY
2
3
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@OAK
0
2
MIN
@TBR
1
11
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@TEX
15
13
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@TOR
4
3
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@ATL
9
5
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@CHC
12
6
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@CIN
2
11
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@COL
2
3
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@FLA
8
14
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@LAD
7
1
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@PIT
5
1
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@WSN
11
6
 
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Friday, September 19, 2008, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 26,049, Time of Game: 2:40
White Sox
9
85-68
 Won 1 
1st
at Royals
4
69-85
 Lost 1 
5th, 16½ GB
W: Mark Buehrle (14-11)
L: Brian Bannister (8-16)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  0  0   6  1  0   1  0  1    9 11  1
Royals          0  0  0   3  0  0   1  0  0    4  8  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 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .283 .338 .372 .710 17 12 -0.049 0.56 0.028 -0.077 -0.8 1 4 GDP
Dewayne Wise CF-LF 5 2 2 2 0 0 5 .296 .324 .561 .885 22 12 -0.010 0.43 0.038 -0.048 1.3 1 1 2·HR
Jermaine Dye RF 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .290 .345 .544 .889 23 16 0.023 0.36 0.050 -0.027 -0.3 2 0 2B
Jim Thome DH 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .245 .363 .512 .874 19 12 0.095 0.58 0.122 -0.027 1.0 HR
Paul Konerko 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .243 .350 .418 .768 12 6 -0.101 0.79 0.002 -0.103 -0.9 7 2
   Brian Anderson PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .275 .451 .726 0.002 0.09 0.002 0.000 0.1 2 0
A.J. Pierzynski C 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .282 .314 .416 .730 17 11 0.007 0.73 0.027 -0.020 -0.3 3 0
Alexei Ramirez 2B 3 1 1 4 1 0 4 .297 .320 .483 .803 18 11 0.361 1.21 0.371 -0.011 3.2 4 6 HR
Nick Swisher LF-1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .222 .335 .416 .751 16 12 0.010 0.57 0.051 -0.040 0.6 5 0
Juan Uribe 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .253 .302 .406 .708 15 7 -0.009 0.53 0.025 -0.034 0.4 1 1 2B
Mark Buehrle P 1 2
   Matt Thornton P 0 0
   Octavio Dotel P 0 0
   Scott Linebrink P 0 0
Team Totals 36 9 11 8 4 5 40 .306 .375 .694 1.069 159 99 0.329 0.61 0.716 -0.387 4.3 27 16
2B: J Dye (40, off B Bannister); J Uribe (22, off B Bannister).
HR: A Ramirez (19, off B Bannister, 4th inn, 3 on, 2 outs to LF); J Thome (33, off B Bannister, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF-RF); D Wise 2 (6, 1 off R Tejeda, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF, 1 off D Lowery, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
TB: D Wise 8; J Thome 5; A Ramirez 4; J Uribe 2; O Cabrera 2; J Dye 2; N Swisher 2.
GIDP: O Cabrera (14).
RBI: A Ramirez 4 (70); D Wise 2 (17); J Thome (87); O Cabrera (55).
2-out RBI: A Ramirez 4; O Cabrera.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. O Cabrera-A Ramirez-P Konerko.
E: O Cabrera (14).
Outfield Assists: D Wise (D DeJesus at 2nd base).

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 LF-CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .300 .357 .437 .795 11 8 -0.035 0.51 0.007 -0.042 0.2 3 0
Mike Aviles SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .322 .353 .468 .821 14 8 -0.023 0.63 0.042 -0.065 -0.5 1 3 CS
Jose Guillen RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .265 .299 .445 .745 17 13 -0.026 0.57 0.034 -0.060 -0.2 0 1 GDP
Ryan Shealy 1B 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 .333 .362 .733 1.095 19 11 -0.034 0.65 0.019 -0.053 -0.3 11 0 HBP
Mark Teahen 3B 3 1 2 3 1 0 4 .258 .318 .410 .727 15 8 0.151 0.61 0.157 -0.005 2.6 1 2 HR
Billy Butler DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .266 .315 .387 .702 15 8 -0.084 0.82 0.000 -0.084 -1.1
Alberto Callaspo 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .309 .363 .376 .739 11 10 -0.006 0.42 0.029 -0.035 0.4 2 4 2B
John Buck C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .223 .301 .367 .668 17 11 -0.063 0.85 0.000 -0.063 -0.7 7 0
   Kila Ka'aihue PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .429 .333 .762 3 3 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
Mitch Maier CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .297 .325 .311 .635 6 4 -0.031 0.62 0.000 -0.031 -0.3 2 0
   Esteban German PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .310 .351 .661 4 3 -0.020 0.57 0.000 -0.020 -0.6 0 0
Brian Bannister P 0 2
   Rob Tejeda P 0 0
   Yasuhiko Yabuta P 0 0
   Devon Lowery P 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 8 4 1 3 35 .242 .286 .364 .649 132 87 -0.173 0.61 0.288 -0.460 -0.7 27 12
2B: A Callaspo (7, off M Thornton).
HR: M Teahen (15, off M Buehrle, 4th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
HBP: R Shealy (1, by M Buehrle).
TB: M Teahen 5; M Aviles 2; A Callaspo 2; J Guillen 2; D DeJesus.
GIDP: J Guillen (21).
RBI: M Teahen 3 (58); D DeJesus (71).
2-out RBI: D DeJesus.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Teahen-A Callaspo-R Shealy.
Outfield Assists: J Guillen (A Ramirez at home plate).
Baserunning
CS: M Aviles (3, 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, W (14-11) 6 6 3 3 1 2 1 3.87 24 93 59 41 3 15 10 10 3 0 49 0.131 0.73 0.1
Matt Thornton 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.70 4 12 9 5 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.55 -0.5
Octavio Dotel 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.94 3 13 8 2 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.030 0.39 0.5
Scott Linebrink 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.07 4 14 11 9 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.008 0.10 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 1 3 1 4.00 35 132 87 57 8 22 17 13 4 0 49 0 0 0.172 0.61 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, L (8-16) 5 8 7 7 2 1 2 5.96 24 93 61 44 4 13 8 13 3 0 22 -0.325 0.92 -4.4
Rob Tejeda 1.2 2 1 1 2 1 1 3.97 8 35 18 11 4 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 -0.009 0.22 -0.3
Yasuhiko Yabuta 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.91 4 14 9 3 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.013 0.13 0.9
Devon Lowery 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 7.36 4 17 11 4 2 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 -0.007 0.04 -0.5
Team Totals 9 11 9 9 4 5 4 9.00 40 159 99 62 14 23 14 17 3 0 22 1 0 -0.328 0.61 -4.3
Balks: None.
WP: B Bannister (7); R Tejeda (5).
HBP: M Buehrle (5; R Shealy).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: M Buehrle (6; M Aviles, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Laz Diaz, 1B - Kerwin Danley, 2B - Wally Bell, 3B - Paul Schrieber.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 26,049.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 78° F, Wind 1mph from Right to Left, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Orlando Cabrera SS 1 David DeJesus LF
2 Dewayne Wise CF 2 Mike Aviles SS
3 Jermaine Dye RF 3 Jose Guillen RF
4 Jim Thome DH 4 Ryan Shealy 1B
5 Paul Konerko 1B 5 Mark Teahen 3B
6 A.J. Pierzynski C 6 Billy Butler DH
7 Alexei Ramirez 2B 7 Alberto Callaspo 2B
8 Nick Swisher LF 8 John Buck C
9 Juan Uribe 3B 9 Mitch Maier CF
Mark Buehrle P Brian Bannister P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-0 2 123 9,(2-2)  RRRR CHW A. Ramirez B. Bannister 33% 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Dye Scores; Thome Scores; Pierzynski Scores
b4 0-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR KCR M. Teahen M. Buehrle -11% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Guillen Scores; Shealy Scores
t4 0-0 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  O CHW P. Konerko B. Bannister -8% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t5 6-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R CHW J. Thome B. Bannister 6% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t4 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  CHW J. Thome B. Bannister 6% 58% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Dye to 3B

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' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW O. Cabrera B. Bannister -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHW D. Wise B. Bannister -2% 46% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHW J. Dye B. Bannister -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Buehrle 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR M. Aviles M. Buehrle -2% 45% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  OO KCR J. Guillen M. Buehrle 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHW J. Thome B. Bannister -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW P. Konerko B. Bannister -2% 46% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW A. Pierzynski B. Bannister -1% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR R. Shealy M. Buehrle 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Teahen M. Buehrle -3% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Butler M. Buehrle 3% 48% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b2 0-0 2 1-- 6,(0-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo M. Buehrle 2% 50% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHW A. Ramirez B. Bannister 4% 54% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHW N. Swisher B. Bannister -4% 50% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
t3 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHW J. Uribe B. Bannister -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHW O. Cabrera B. Bannister -3% 44% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Ramirez out at Hm/RF-2B-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR J. Buck M. Buehrle 3% 47% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Maier M. Buehrle 2% 49% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b3 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Buehrle 1% 50% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHW D. Wise B. Bannister -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CHW J. Dye B. Bannister 5% 52% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t4 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  CHW J. Thome B. Bannister 6% 58% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Dye to 3B
t4 0-0 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  O CHW P. Konerko B. Bannister -8% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t4 0-0 2 1-3 9,(3-2)  CHW A. Pierzynski B. Bannister 3% 53% Walk; Thome to 2B
t4 0-0 2 123 9,(2-2)  RRRR CHW A. Ramirez B. Bannister 33% 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Dye Scores; Thome Scores; Pierzynski Scores
t4 4-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  CHW N. Swisher B. Bannister 1% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 4-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  CHW J. Uribe B. Bannister 1% 88% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Swisher to 3B
t4 4-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  R CHW O. Cabrera B. Bannister 4% 92% Wild Pitch; Swisher Scores; Uribe to 3B
t4 5-0 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R CHW O. Cabrera B. Bannister 3% 94% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Uribe Scores
t4 6-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHW D. Wise B. Bannister -0% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 2-3-4
b4 0-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Aviles M. Buehrle -2% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 0-6 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Guillen M. Buehrle 3% 95% Aviles Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS-1B-2B)
b4 0-6 1 --- 9,(3-2)  KCR J. Guillen M. Buehrle -1% 94% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b4 0-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR R. Shealy M. Buehrle -2% 92% Hit By Pitch; Guillen to 2B
b4 0-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR KCR M. Teahen M. Buehrle -11% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Guillen Scores; Shealy Scores
b4 3-6 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR B. Butler M. Buehrle 2% 82% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 3-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo M. Buehrle 1% 83% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 6, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 6-3, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 3-4-5
t5 6-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHW J. Dye B. Bannister -1% 82% Strikeout Swinging
t5 6-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R CHW J. Thome B. Bannister 6% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t5 7-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW P. Konerko B. Bannister -1% 88% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t5 7-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHW A. Pierzynski B. Bannister -0% 88% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-7, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 8-9-1
b5 3-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck M. Buehrle 2% 90% Strikeout Looking
b5 3-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Maier M. Buehrle 1% 91% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
b5 3-7 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Buehrle 1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 7-3, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 7-8-9
Rob Tejeda replaces Brian Bannister pitching
t6 7-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHW A. Ramirez R. Tejeda -1% 91% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t6 7-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHW N. Swisher R. Tejeda 1% 92% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t6 7-3 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  CHW J. Uribe R. Tejeda 1% 93% Walk; Swisher to 2B
t6 7-3 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO CHW O. Cabrera R. Tejeda -3% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-7, White Sox' Mark Buehrle facing 2-3-4
b6 3-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Aviles M. Buehrle 2% 92% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b6 3-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Guillen M. Buehrle -2% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b6 3-7 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  O KCR R. Shealy M. Buehrle 2% 92% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b6 3-7 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Teahen M. Buehrle -2% 91% Walk; Guillen to 2B
b6 3-7 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O KCR B. Butler M. Buehrle 3% 94% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 7-3, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 2-3-4
t7 7-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R CHW D. Wise R. Tejeda 3% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t7 8-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHW J. Dye R. Tejeda -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 8-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHW J. Thome R. Tejeda -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t7 8-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHW P. Konerko R. Tejeda 0% 96% Walk
Brian Anderson pinch runs for Paul Konerko (1B) batting 5th
t7 8-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHW A. Pierzynski R. Tejeda 0% 97% Wild Pitch; Anderson to 2B
Yasuhiko Yabuta replaces Rob Tejeda pitching
t7 8-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHW A. Pierzynski Y. Yabuta -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 8, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-8, White Sox' Matt Thornton facing 7-8-9
Matt Thornton replaces Mark Buehrle pitching
Nick Swisher moves from LF to 1B
Dewayne Wise moves from CF to LF
Brian Anderson moves from PR to CF
b7 3-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Callaspo M. Thornton -3% 93% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b7 3-8 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Buck M. Thornton 2% 95% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Callaspo to 3B
Esteban German pinch hits for Mitch Maier (CF) batting 9th
b7 3-8 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O KCR E. German M. Thornton 2% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b7 3-8 2 --3 2,(1-0)  RO KCR D. DeJesus M. Thornton -1% 96% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Callaspo Scores; DeJesus out at 2B/LF-2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 8, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 8-4, Royals' Yasuhiko Yabuta facing 7-8-9
Esteban German moves from PH to LF
David DeJesus moves from LF to CF
t8 8-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW A. Ramirez Y. Yabuta -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t8 8-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW N. Swisher Y. Yabuta -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t8 8-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHW J. Uribe Y. Yabuta -0% 95% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 8, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-8, White Sox' Octavio Dotel facing 2-3-4
Octavio Dotel replaces Matt Thornton pitching
b8 4-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Aviles O. Dotel 2% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-8 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Guillen O. Dotel 1% 98% Lineout: CF
b8 4-8 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR R. Shealy O. Dotel 0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 8, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 8-4, Royals' Devon Lowery facing 1-2-3
Devon Lowery replaces Yasuhiko Yabuta pitching
t9 8-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW O. Cabrera D. Lowery -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 8-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R CHW D. Wise D. Lowery 1% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t9 9-4 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHW J. Dye D. Lowery -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 9-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW J. Thome D. Lowery -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 9, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-9, White Sox' Scott Linebrink facing 5-6-7
Scott Linebrink replaces Octavio Dotel pitching
b9 4-9 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Linebrink 1% 100% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b9 4-9 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler S. Linebrink 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b9 4-9 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Callaspo S. Linebrink -0% 100% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
Kila Ka'aihue pinch hits for John Buck (C) batting 8th
b9 4-9 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR K. Ka'aihue S. Linebrink 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. White Sox 9, Royals 4.

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