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@BOS
3
8
MIN
@CHW
4
7
TEX
@DET
3
5
CLE
@KCR
6
5
BAL
@NYY
4
11
LAA
@SEA
0
1
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@TBR
7
6
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@ATL
4
12
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@CIN
1
5
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@FLA
6
8
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@FLA
11
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@HOU
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6
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@LAD
1
2
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@SDP
1
2
CHC
@STL
1
2
PIT
@WSN
2
1
Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 19,652, Time of Game: 3:28
Indians
6
15-26
 Won 1 
5th, 8½ GB
at Royals
5
21-19
 Lost 1 
2nd, 2 GB
W: Aaron Laffey (3-0)
L: Sidney Ponson (1-5)
S: Kerry Wood (6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   2  0  0   2  2  0    6 12  0
Royals          0  0  3   1  0  0   0  1  0    5  8  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Asdrubal Cabrera SS 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .312 .377 .427 .804 23 13 0.134 1.57 0.202 -0.068 0.9 2 1 2B
Grady Sizemore DH 5 0 0 1 0 1 5 .208 .287 .381 .668 24 16 -0.103 1.71 0.006 -0.109 -1.2
Victor Martinez C-1B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .400 .476 .625 1.101 18 12 -0.129 1.24 0.047 -0.177 -0.8 4 0 2B
Shin-Soo Choo RF 3 1 2 1 2 0 5 .293 .420 .471 .891 23 12 0.165 1.03 0.189 -0.024 1.5 2 0
Jhonny Peralta 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 5 .264 .327 .343 .670 13 8 0.024 1.45 0.115 -0.091 0.2 0 1 SH
Ryan Garko 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .247 .339 .355 .694 12 10 -0.204 1.67 0.000 -0.204 -1.5 10 1 GDP
   Matt LaPorta PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .300 .324 .624 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Kelly Shoppach C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .370 .394 .764 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 4 0
Mark DeRosa LF 4 2 3 1 0 1 4 .255 .322 .427 .749 15 9 0.321 1.41 0.345 -0.024 1.4 2 0 2B
Ben Francisco CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .250 .326 .405 .731 15 10 0.108 1.52 0.179 -0.070 0.7 0 0
Jamey Carroll 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .333 .375 .533 .908 12 7 0.038 1.47 0.097 -0.060 0.0 2 6 HBP
Roberto Hernandez P 1 2
   Aaron Laffey P 0 2
   Rafael Betancourt P 0 0
   Kerry Wood P 0 0
Team Totals 36 6 12 6 3 2 41 .333 .400 .417 .817 155 97 0.354 1.45 1.180 -0.827 1.3 27 13
2B: A Cabrera (11, off G Meche); V Martinez (13, off G Meche); M DeRosa (9, off S Ponson).
SH: J Peralta (2, off S Ponson).
HBP: J Carroll (1, by J Wright).
TB: M DeRosa 4; V Martinez 3; A Cabrera 2; J Peralta 2; B Francisco 2; S Choo 2.
GIDP: R Garko (4).
RBI: M DeRosa (26); G Sizemore (26); B Francisco (14); J Peralta (17); S Choo (24); A Cabrera (20).
2-out RBI: B Francisco; M DeRosa.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Carroll-R Garko.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Coco Crisp CF 4 1 2 0 1 1 5 .245 .360 .429 .789 13 7 -0.085 1.80 0.077 -0.163 0.1 3 0
Alberto Callaspo 2B 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 .338 .399 .511 .910 18 7 0.204 1.65 0.258 -0.054 1.2 3 3
   Willie Bloomquist PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .391 .427 .817 0.071 4.74 0.071 0.000 0.2 SB
Billy Butler 1B 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .284 .364 .440 .805 21 10 -0.148 2.12 0.094 -0.242 -0.9 11 1 GDP
Mike Jacobs DH 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .262 .338 .523 .861 16 9 -0.069 1.97 0.054 -0.123 -1.0
   Mitch Maier PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .405 .333 .739 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Jose Guillen RF 4 1 2 2 1 2 5 .298 .411 .436 .847 24 13 0.409 2.35 0.441 -0.032 2.5 1 0 2B
Mark Teahen 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .285 .360 .451 .812 20 13 -0.364 2.73 0.000 -0.364 -1.8 0 4
David DeJesus LF 3 0 1 1 2 1 5 .241 .299 .404 .703 22 10 -0.152 2.98 0.147 -0.299 0.2 2 0
John Buck C 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .230 .310 .486 .796 14 8 0.043 1.38 0.093 -0.050 -0.2 2 0 SH
Mike Aviles SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .196 .222 .268 .490 22 14 -0.057 1.64 0.111 -0.168 -0.0 3 6
Gil Meche P 1 2
   Jamey Wright P 0 0
   Sidney Ponson P 1 1
   Rob Tejeda P 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 8 4 9 7 43 .242 .405 .273 .677 170 91 -0.148 2.13 1.346 -1.495 0.3 27 17
2B: J Guillen (4, off R Hernandez).
SH: J Buck (1, off R Hernandez).
TB: J Guillen 3; C Crisp 2; B Butler; D DeJesus; A Callaspo; M Aviles.
GIDP: B Butler (5).
RBI: J Guillen 2 (18); D DeJesus (17); B Butler (19).
2-out RBI: J Guillen 2.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Callaspo-M Aviles-B Butler; G Meche-M Aviles.
Baserunning
SB: W Bloomquist (7, 2nd base off K Wood/K Shoppach).

Cleveland Indians

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
Roberto Hernandez 6 6 4 4 4 3 0 5.74 27 107 57 33 7 17 16 4 1 0 43 -0.153 0.94 -0.8
Aaron Laffey, W (3-0) 1.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.55 7 16 10 6 2 2 3 3 3 0 0 0 -0.058 1.74 -0.5
Rafael Betancourt, H (5) 0.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 4.79 3 19 12 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.151 4.42 0.5
Kerry Wood, S (6) 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 7.71 6 28 12 3 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.209 6.48 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 9 7 0 5.00 43 170 91 48 17 26 19 8 4 0 43 1 0 0.149 2.13 -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 6 6 2 2 1 2 0 4.42 23 87 55 33 8 14 11 9 4 0 53 0.160 1.05 1.2
Jamey Wright, H (4) 0.1 2 2 2 1 0 0 2.45 5 15 8 3 1 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 -0.306 2.35 -2.1
Sidney Ponson, BS (1), L (1-5) 1.1 2 2 2 0 0 0 6.41 6 22 14 9 0 5 4 2 1 0 3 1 -0.142 2.97 -0.2
Rob Tejeda 1.1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.65 7 31 20 15 2 3 2 4 2 0 1 1 -0.063 0.78 -0.1
Team Totals 9 12 6 6 3 2 0 6.00 41 155 97 60 11 26 18 17 9 0 53 4 2 -0.351 1.45 -1.3
Balks: None.
WP: R Hernandez 2 (4).
HBP: J Wright (3; J Carroll).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins, 1B - Jim Joyce, 2B - Brian Runge, 3B - Bill Miller.
Time of Game: 3:28.
Attendance: 19,652.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 78° F, Wind 17mph from Right to Left, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 5-6 2 123 6,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus K. Wood 28% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 5-6 1 123 4,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen K. Wood 27% 72% Strikeout Looking
t8 4-4 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R CLE M. DeRosa S. Ponson 26% 73% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); LaPorta Scores
b9 5-6 1 12- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Guillen K. Wood -20% 46% Walk; Bloomquist to 3B; Maier to 2B
b3 1-0 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  RR KCR J. Guillen R. Hernandez -16% 17% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Callaspo Scores; Jacobs Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE A. Cabrera G. Meche 6% 56% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 10,(2-2)  O CLE G. Sizemore G. Meche -4% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  OO CLE V. Martinez G. Meche -7% 45% Line Drive Double Play: P (Weak SS-2B); Cabrera out at 2B/P-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Roberto Hernandez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR C. Crisp R. Hernandez -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Callaspo R. Hernandez -5% 36% Walk; Crisp to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- 5,(2-2)  OO KCR B. Butler R. Hernandez 10% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B (SS-2B); Crisp to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 7,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs R. Hernandez 4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE S. Choo G. Meche -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE J. Peralta G. Meche 3% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CLE R. Garko G. Meche -3% 47% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. DeRosa G. Meche -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Roberto Hernandez facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen R. Hernandez 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR M. Teahen R. Hernandez 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR D. DeJesus R. Hernandez -1% 48% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Buck R. Hernandez 2% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE B. Francisco G. Meche -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE J. Carroll G. Meche -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE A. Cabrera G. Meche -1% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Roberto Hernandez facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR M. Aviles R. Hernandez 3% 47% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b3 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR C. Crisp R. Hernandez -3% 44% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b3 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Callaspo R. Hernandez -7% 37% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Crisp to 3B
b3 0-0 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  R KCR B. Butler R. Hernandez -7% 30% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Crisp Scores; Callaspo to 2B
b3 1-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Jacobs R. Hernandez 3% 33% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Callaspo to 3B
b3 1-0 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  RR KCR J. Guillen R. Hernandez -16% 17% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Callaspo Scores; Jacobs Scores
b3 3-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen R. Hernandez 2% 19% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Gil Meche facing 2-3-4
t4 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE G. Sizemore G. Meche -2% 17% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE V. Martinez G. Meche 4% 20% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t4 0-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R CLE S. Choo G. Meche 9% 29% Single to CF (Line Drive); Martinez Scores; Choo to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t4 1-3 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  R CLE J. Peralta G. Meche 9% 38% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Choo Scores
t4 2-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CLE R. Garko G. Meche -7% 32% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Roberto Hernandez facing 7-8-9
b4 3-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus R. Hernandez 2% 34% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b4 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Buck R. Hernandez 2% 35% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 3-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR M. Aviles R. Hernandez -1% 34% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 3-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR C. Crisp R. Hernandez -1% 33% Wild Pitch; Aviles to 2B
b4 3-2 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  KCR C. Crisp R. Hernandez -2% 32% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Aviles to 3B
b4 3-2 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R KCR A. Callaspo R. Hernandez -9% 23% Wild Pitch; Aviles Scores; Crisp to 2B
b4 4-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo R. Hernandez 2% 25% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Gil Meche facing 7-8-9
t5 2-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE M. DeRosa G. Meche 5% 30% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t5 2-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE B. Francisco G. Meche -4% 25% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 2-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CLE J. Carroll G. Meche -3% 23% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); DeRosa to 2B
t5 2-4 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CLE A. Cabrera G. Meche -4% 19% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Roberto Hernandez facing 3-4-5
b5 4-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler R. Hernandez 2% 20% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Jacobs R. Hernandez 1% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b5 4-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Guillen R. Hernandez 1% 22% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Gil Meche facing 2-3-4
t6 2-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE G. Sizemore G. Meche -3% 19% Flyball: RF
t6 2-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE V. Martinez G. Meche -2% 17% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t6 2-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE S. Choo G. Meche 2% 19% Walk
t6 2-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE J. Peralta G. Meche -3% 16% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Roberto Hernandez facing 6-7-8
b6 4-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Teahen R. Hernandez 1% 17% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 4-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus R. Hernandez -1% 16% Walk
b6 4-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Buck R. Hernandez 1% 17% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); DeJesus to 2B
b6 4-2 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Aviles R. Hernandez 2% 19% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Jamey Wright facing 6-7-8
Jamey Wright replaces Gil Meche pitching
t7 2-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE R. Garko J. Wright -4% 15% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 2-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. DeRosa J. Wright 4% 19% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t7 2-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  CLE B. Francisco J. Wright 6% 25% Single to LF (Line Drive); DeRosa to 2B
t7 2-4 1 12- 4,(1-2)  CLE J. Carroll J. Wright 10% 35% Hit By Pitch; DeRosa to 3B; Francisco to 2B
t7 2-4 1 123 4,(3-0)  R CLE A. Cabrera J. Wright 14% 49% Walk; DeRosa Scores; Francisco to 3B; Carroll to 2B
Sidney Ponson replaces Jamey Wright pitching
t7 3-4 1 123 1,(0-0)  RO CLE G. Sizemore S. Ponson 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Francisco Scores; Carroll to 3B
t7 4-4 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O CLE V. Martinez S. Ponson -9% 41% Lineout: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Indians' Aaron Laffey facing 1-2-3
Aaron Laffey replaces Roberto Hernandez pitching
b7 4-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Crisp A. Laffey 4% 45% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 4-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo A. Laffey 3% 48% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b7 4-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Butler A. Laffey -2% 46% Walk
b7 4-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Jacobs A. Laffey 4% 50% Lineout: SS (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Sidney Ponson facing 4-5-6
t8 4-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE S. Choo S. Ponson 7% 57% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t8 4-4 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE J. Peralta S. Ponson -3% 54% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); Choo to 2B
t8 4-4 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O CLE R. Garko S. Ponson -7% 47% Fielder's Choice P; Choo out at 3B/P-3B-SS-P; Garko to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
Matt LaPorta pinch runs for Ryan Garko (1B) batting 6th
t8 4-4 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R CLE M. DeRosa S. Ponson 26% 73% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); LaPorta Scores
Rob Tejeda replaces Sidney Ponson pitching
t8 5-4 2 -2- 6,(1-2)  R CLE B. Francisco R. Tejeda 12% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive); DeRosa Scores
t8 6-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE J. Carroll R. Tejeda -1% 83% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 6, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Indians' Aaron Laffey facing 5-6-7
Kelly Shoppach replaces Matt LaPorta (PR) playing C batting 6th
Victor Martinez moves from C to 1B
b8 4-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Guillen A. Laffey -8% 75% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b8 4-6 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen A. Laffey 5% 80% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS); Guillen to 2B
b8 4-6 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR D. DeJesus A. Laffey -12% 68% Single to LF (Line Drive); Guillen Scores
Rafael Betancourt replaces Aaron Laffey pitching
b8 5-6 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  KCR J. Buck R. Betancourt -9% 59% Walk; DeJesus to 2B
b8 5-6 1 12- 8,(2-2)  O KCR M. Aviles R. Betancourt 12% 71% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-6 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR C. Crisp R. Betancourt 12% 83% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 6, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-5, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 1-2-3
t9 6-5 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O CLE A. Cabrera R. Tejeda -2% 81% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t9 6-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE G. Sizemore R. Tejeda -1% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t9 6-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE V. Martinez R. Tejeda 1% 81% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t9 6-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  CLE S. Choo R. Tejeda 1% 83% Walk; Martinez to 2B
t9 6-5 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O CLE J. Peralta R. Tejeda -3% 79% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 6, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-6, Indians' Kerry Wood facing 2-3-4
Kerry Wood replaces Rafael Betancourt pitching
b9 5-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Callaspo K. Wood -13% 66% Walk
Willie Bloomquist pinch runs for Alberto Callaspo (2B) batting 2nd
b9 5-6 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR B. Butler K. Wood 13% 78% Flyball: RF
b9 5-6 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Jacobs K. Wood -7% 71% Bloomquist Steals 2B
b9 5-6 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Jacobs K. Wood -5% 66% Walk
Mitch Maier pinch runs for Mike Jacobs (DH) batting 4th
b9 5-6 1 12- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Guillen K. Wood -20% 46% Walk; Bloomquist to 3B; Maier to 2B
b9 5-6 1 123 4,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen K. Wood 27% 72% Strikeout Looking
b9 5-6 2 123 6,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus K. Wood 28% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 6, Royals 5.

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