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@LAA
4
5
 
(12)
BAL
@KCR
9
5
DET
@MIN
5
6
CLE
@TBR
11
7
SEA
@TEX
2
3
NYY
@TOR
3
2
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@CHC
3
11
HOU
@COL
5
3
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@MIL
3
5
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@PHI
5
3
 
(10)
STL
@PIT
5
1
NYM
@SFG
7
4
Thursday, May 14, 2009, 7:11PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 24,431, Time of Game: 3:14
Orioles
9
15-20
 Won 1 
5th, 7 GB
at Royals
5
18-17
 Lost 6 
1st
L: Gil Meche (2-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  0  0   1  4  3   0  1  0    9 12  0
Royals          0  0  2   0  2  0   1  0  0    5 11  0

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian Roberts 2B 3 3 2 0 2 0 .296 .841 20 6 0.110 0.93 0.133 -0.023 1.1 2 6 2B,IW
Cesar Izturis SS 5 2 2 3 0 0 .262 .662 22 14 0.304 1.34 0.361 -0.057 2.1 2 8 3B
Nick Markakis RF 5 1 2 3 0 0 .346 .994 24 17 0.163 0.95 0.210 -0.047 1.9 1 1 2·2B
Aubrey Huff 1B 3 1 1 1 2 0 .276 .865 18 6 0.060 0.70 0.108 -0.048 0.7 16 0 HR
Melvin Mora 3B 3 0 2 2 2 0 .270 .676 21 11 0.137 0.75 0.154 -0.017 2.2 0 1
Ty Wigginton DH 5 0 1 0 0 3 .221 .564 26 17 -0.066 0.70 0.013 -0.079 -1.7
Nolan Reimold LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 .200 .400 20 13 -0.073 0.63 0.008 -0.081 -0.6 0 0
Gregg Zaun C 5 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .594 15 11 -0.096 0.67 0.000 -0.096 -1.6 4 0 GDP
Felix Pie CF 4 2 1 0 1 0 .209 .631 14 6 0.040 0.46 0.062 -0.022 0.1 2 0 2B
Jeremy Guthrie P 0 1
   Danys Baez P 0 0
   Jamie Walker P 0 1
   Jim Johnson P 0 0
Team Totals 38 9 12 9 7 5 .316 .975 180 101 0.579 0.79 1.049 -0.470 4.3 27 18
2B: F Pie (2, off R Tejeda); N Markakis 2 (13, 1 off R Tejeda, 1 off G Meche); B Roberts (10, off G Meche).
3B: C Izturis (1, off G Meche).
HR: A Huff (7, off G Meche; 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
IBB: B Roberts (1, by R Tejeda).
TB: A Huff 4; N Markakis 4; C Izturis 4; B Roberts 3; M Mora 2; F Pie 2; N Reimold; T Wigginton.
GIDP: G Zaun (2).
RBI: C Izturis 3 (13); N Markakis 3 (33); M Mora 2 (15); A Huff (32).
2-out RBI: N Markakis 2; M Mora 2; C Izturis.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 6 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 3. C Izturis-B Roberts-A Huff 2; B Roberts-C Izturis-A Huff.
Outfield Assists: N Markakis (J Buck at 1st base).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Coco Crisp CF 4 2 1 1 1 0 .252 .837 16 8 0.102 0.81 0.149 -0.047 0.6 0 0 3B
David DeJesus LF 4 0 2 1 1 0 .230 .658 20 12 0.106 0.87 0.134 -0.027 1.1 1 0 2·2B
Billy Butler 1B 5 1 2 3 0 1 .283 .815 33 21 0.188 1.04 0.229 -0.041 1.9 14 0 HR
Mike Jacobs DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 .261 .847 18 12 -0.106 1.21 0.015 -0.121 -0.9
Jose Guillen RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 .263 .786 14 9 0.019 0.73 0.060 -0.041 0.2 2 0
Mark Teahen 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .799 15 10 -0.148 0.92 0.000 -0.148 -1.7 0 3 2·GDP
Alberto Callaspo 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 .330 .903 10 8 -0.019 0.67 0.033 -0.052 -0.0 1 7 2B
John Buck C 3 1 2 0 1 0 .232 .777 15 7 0.053 0.74 0.085 -0.032 0.3 5 0 2B,GDP
Mike Aviles SS 4 1 0 0 0 1 .194 .490 21 14 -0.115 1.12 0.000 -0.115 -1.3 4 3
Gil Meche P 0 1
   Rob Tejeda P 0 0
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Sidney Ponson P 0 1
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 11 5 4 4 .314 .956 162 101 0.080 0.90 0.705 -0.624 0.3 27 15
2B: D DeJesus 2 (7, 1 off J Johnson, 1 off J Guthrie); J Buck (4, off J Guthrie); A Callaspo (14, off D Baez).
3B: C Crisp (5, off J Guthrie).
HR: B Butler (3, off J Walker; 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF-CF).
TB: B Butler 5; D DeJesus 4; J Buck 3; A Callaspo 3; C Crisp 3; J Guillen; M Jacobs.
GIDP: M Teahen 2 (6); J Buck (1).
RBI: B Butler 3 (16); D DeJesus (15); C Crisp (13).
2-out RBI: B Butler 3; D DeJesus; C Crisp.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Callaspo-M Aviles-B Butler.

Baltimore Orioles

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
Jeremy Guthrie, W (3-3) 5 6 4 4 2 2 0 5.21 22 98 61 40 2 19 10 8 3 0 39 -0.169 1.15 -1.4
Danys Baez 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 2.25 5 23 10 4 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.040 0.90 0.5
Jamie Walker 1.1 2 1 1 0 1 1 3.38 6 21 18 11 1 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.017 0.56 -0.2
Jim Johnson 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.18 6 20 12 7 1 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0.034 0.36 0.8
Team Totals 9 11 5 5 4 4 1 5.00 39 162 101 62 7 32 19 12 5 0 39 0 0 -0.078 0.90 -0.3

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, L (2-4) 4.1 6 5 5 2 1 1 4.60 21 87 50 33 4 13 8 10 4 0 30 -0.285 1.01 -2.1
Rob Tejeda 1.1 4 3 3 1 3 0 3.46 9 43 27 15 5 7 3 2 1 0 1 1 -0.295 1.05 -3.1
Ron Mahay 1.1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3.65 6 23 9 4 0 5 4 0 0 0 1 0 0.024 0.41 0.9
Sidney Ponson 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 6.16 6 22 11 4 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 -0.027 0.40 -0.5
Kyle Farnsworth 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.11 3 5 4 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.05 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 9 9 7 5 1 9.00 45 180 101 59 13 29 19 14 5 0 30 2 1 -0.579 0.79 -4.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Tejeda (1; B Roberts).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - James Hoye, 1B - Dale Scott, 2B - Jerry Meals, 3B - Mike DiMuro.
Time of Game: 3:14.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 3mph from Right to Left, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Kansas City Royals
1 Brian Roberts 2B 1 Coco Crisp CF
2 Cesar Izturis SS 2 David DeJesus LF
3 Nick Markakis RF 3 Billy Butler 1B
4 Aubrey Huff 1B 4 Mike Jacobs DH
5 Melvin Mora 3B 5 Jose Guillen RF
6 Ty Wigginton DH 6 Mark Teahen 3B
7 Nolan Reimold LF 7 Alberto Callaspo 2B
8 Gregg Zaun C 8 John Buck C
9 Felix Pie CF 9 Mike Aviles SS
Jeremy Guthrie P Gil Meche P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 1-2 1 1-3 7,(3-2)  RR BAL C. Izturis G. Meche 23% 69% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Pie Scores; Roberts Scores
b5 2-5 2 123 6,(3-2)  RR KCR B. Butler J. Guthrie -19% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Buck Scores; Crisp Scores; DeJesus to 3B
t6 6-4 2 1-3 9,(2-2)  RR BAL N. Markakis R. Tejeda 13% 91% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Roberts Scores; Izturis Scores
b3 0-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  R KCR C. Crisp J. Guthrie -13% 34% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Aviles Scores
t6 5-4 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R BAL C. Izturis R. Tejeda 13% 78% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Pie Scores; Roberts to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL B. Roberts G. Meche -2% 48% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O BAL C. Izturis G. Meche -2% 46% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL N. Markakis G. Meche -1% 45% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jeremy Guthrie facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR C. Crisp J. Guthrie 2% 47% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Guthrie 2% 49% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 13,(3-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Guthrie 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BAL A. Huff G. Meche -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O BAL M. Mora G. Meche -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  BAL T. Wigginton G. Meche 1% 47% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O BAL N. Reimold G. Meche -2% 45% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jeremy Guthrie facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs J. Guthrie 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR J. Guillen J. Guthrie -3% 45% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR M. Teahen J. Guthrie 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BAL G. Zaun G. Meche -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t3 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BAL F. Pie G. Meche -2% 46% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
t3 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  BAL B. Roberts G. Meche 2% 48% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t3 0-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O BAL C. Izturis G. Meche -4% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jeremy Guthrie facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Guthrie 3% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b3 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Buck J. Guthrie -3% 44% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 0-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Aviles J. Guthrie 3% 47% Flyball: RF-SS/Forceout at 2B (Short CF-RF)
b3 0-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  R KCR C. Crisp J. Guthrie -13% 34% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Aviles Scores
b3 1-0 2 --3 5,(2-2)  R KCR D. DeJesus J. Guthrie -9% 25% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Crisp Scores
b3 2-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Guthrie 2% 27% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Gil Meche facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BAL N. Markakis G. Meche -3% 25% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R BAL A. Huff G. Meche 10% 35% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t4 1-2 1 --- 4,(3-0)  BAL M. Mora G. Meche 3% 38% Walk
t4 1-2 1 1-- 8,(2-2)  O BAL T. Wigginton G. Meche -4% 34% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BAL N. Reimold G. Meche -3% 32% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Orioles' Jeremy Guthrie facing 4-5-6
b4 2-1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs J. Guthrie 2% 34% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Guthrie 2% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Guthrie 1% 36% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Gil Meche facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BAL G. Zaun G. Meche -3% 33% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t5 1-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  BAL F. Pie G. Meche 4% 37% Walk
t5 1-2 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  BAL B. Roberts G. Meche 9% 46% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Pie to 3B
t5 1-2 1 1-3 7,(3-2)  RR BAL C. Izturis G. Meche 23% 69% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Pie Scores; Roberts Scores
t5 3-2 1 --3 4,(1-2)  R BAL N. Markakis G. Meche 7% 76% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Izturis Scores
Rob Tejeda replaces Gil Meche pitching
t5 4-2 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O BAL A. Huff R. Tejeda -2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Markakis to 3B
t5 4-2 2 --3 4,(1-2)  R BAL M. Mora R. Tejeda 8% 82% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Markakis Scores
t5 5-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BAL T. Wigginton R. Tejeda -1% 80% Strikeout Looking
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Orioles' Jeremy Guthrie facing 7-8-9
b5 2-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Guthrie 3% 83% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 2-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Buck J. Guthrie -4% 79% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b5 2-5 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Aviles J. Guthrie 4% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B; Buck to 3B
b5 2-5 2 --3 5,(3-1)  KCR C. Crisp J. Guthrie -2% 81% Walk
b5 2-5 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Guthrie -3% 77% Walk; Crisp to 2B
b5 2-5 2 123 6,(3-2)  RR KCR B. Butler J. Guthrie -19% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Buck Scores; Crisp Scores; DeJesus to 3B
b5 4-5 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  O KCR M. Jacobs J. Guthrie 8% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 5, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 7-8-9
t6 5-4 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O BAL N. Reimold R. Tejeda -3% 63% Strikeout Swinging
t6 5-4 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O BAL G. Zaun R. Tejeda -2% 61% Strikeout Swinging
t6 5-4 2 --- 3,(2-0)  BAL F. Pie R. Tejeda 3% 64% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t6 5-4 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  BAL B. Roberts R. Tejeda 1% 65% Intentional Walk
t6 5-4 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R BAL C. Izturis R. Tejeda 13% 78% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Pie Scores; Roberts to 3B
t6 6-4 2 1-3 9,(2-2)  RR BAL N. Markakis R. Tejeda 13% 91% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Roberts Scores; Izturis Scores
Ron Mahay replaces Rob Tejeda pitching
t6 8-4 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  BAL A. Huff R. Mahay 0% 91% Walk
t6 8-4 2 12- 5,(3-1)  BAL M. Mora R. Mahay 1% 92% Walk; Markakis to 3B; Huff to 2B
t6 8-4 2 123 6,(3-2)  O BAL T. Wigginton R. Mahay -2% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Orioles 8, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-8, Orioles' Danys Baez facing 5-6-7
Danys Baez replaces Jeremy Guthrie pitching
b6 4-8 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Guillen D. Baez -3% 87% Walk
b6 4-8 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO KCR M. Teahen D. Baez 7% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b6 4-8 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Callaspo D. Baez -1% 92% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b6 4-8 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Buck D. Baez -1% 90% Walk
b6 4-8 2 12- 8,(3-2)  O KCR M. Aviles D. Baez 3% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 8, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 8-4, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 7-8-9
t7 8-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  BAL N. Reimold R. Mahay 1% 95% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t7 8-4 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO BAL G. Zaun R. Mahay -2% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t7 8-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL F. Pie R. Mahay -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 8, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-8, Orioles' Jamie Walker facing 1-2-3
Jamie Walker replaces Danys Baez pitching
b7 4-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR C. Crisp J. Walker 2% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 4-8 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Walker 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 4-8 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R KCR B. Butler J. Walker -4% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b7 5-8 2 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Jacobs J. Walker -1% 90% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 5-8 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Walker 3% 93% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 8, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 8-5, Royals' Sidney Ponson facing 1-2-3
Sidney Ponson replaces Ron Mahay pitching
t8 8-5 0 --- 4,(3-0)  BAL B. Roberts S. Ponson 1% 94% Walk
t8 8-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O BAL C. Izturis S. Ponson -0% 93% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B); Roberts to 2B
t8 8-5 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O BAL N. Markakis S. Ponson -1% 92% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Roberts to 3B
t8 8-5 2 --3 4,(3-0)  BAL A. Huff S. Ponson 0% 93% Walk
t8 8-5 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R BAL M. Mora S. Ponson 3% 96% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Roberts Scores; Huff to 2B
t8 9-5 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O BAL T. Wigginton S. Ponson -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 9, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-9, Orioles' Jamie Walker facing 6-7-8
b8 5-9 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Walker 2% 97% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
Jim Johnson replaces Jamie Walker pitching
b8 5-9 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR A. Callaspo J. Johnson -2% 95% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b8 5-9 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR J. Buck J. Johnson 3% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 9, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 9-5, Royals' Kyle Farnsworth facing 7-8-9
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Sidney Ponson pitching
t9 9-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BAL N. Reimold K. Farnsworth -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t9 9-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL G. Zaun K. Farnsworth -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 9-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O BAL F. Pie K. Farnsworth -0% 98% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 9, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-9, Orioles' Jim Johnson facing 9-1-2
b9 5-9 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Aviles J. Johnson 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b9 5-9 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR C. Crisp J. Johnson 1% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b9 5-9 2 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Johnson -0% 99% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
b9 5-9 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Johnson 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 9, Royals 5.

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