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3
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8
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4
7
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4
5
Thursday, May 21, 2009, 1:11PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 23,095, Time of Game: 3:33
Indians
8
16-26
 Won 2 
5th, 8½ GB
at Royals
3
21-20
 Lost 2 
2nd, 3 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  2   0  0  0   2  4  0    8 16  2
Royals          2  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  7  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Asdrubal Cabrera SS 5 2 4 2 0 0 .327 .833 21 12 0.224 1.22 0.262 -0.038 2.2 0 2 2B,SB
Grady Sizemore DH 1 2 1 0 2 0 .213 .683 21 12 0.032 1.46 0.085 -0.053 0.6 2·SH
Victor Martinez 1B 5 0 2 3 0 2 .400 1.098 14 10 -0.020 1.66 0.150 -0.170 1.4 5 1 2B
Shin-Soo Choo RF 5 1 3 2 0 1 .303 .900 20 12 0.257 1.46 0.296 -0.038 1.3 1 0
Jhonny Peralta 3B 4 0 1 1 1 1 .264 .676 22 11 0.150 1.35 0.285 -0.134 0.3 1 0 2B,GDP
Mark DeRosa LF 5 0 1 0 0 2 .253 .738 15 11 -0.151 0.91 0.002 -0.153 -0.9 2 0
Ben Francisco CF 5 0 1 0 0 2 .248 .734 15 11 -0.119 1.19 0.025 -0.144 -1.4 5 0 3B
Kelly Shoppach C 5 1 1 0 0 2 .225 .741 21 14 -0.067 0.84 0.025 -0.092 -0.9 9 1
Luis Valbuena 2B 5 2 2 0 0 3 .179 .567 23 17 0.088 0.75 0.127 -0.039 0.7 3 3 2B
Carl Pavano P 1 1
   Luis Vizcaino P 0 0
   Matt Herges P 0 0
   Rafael Betancourt P 0 0
Team Totals 40 8 16 8 3 13 .400 .992 172 110 0.394 1.20 1.257 -0.861 3.3 27 8
2B: V Martinez (14, off R Mahay); L Valbuena (3, off J Cruz); A Cabrera (12, off J Cruz); J Peralta (9, off J Wright).
3B: B Francisco (1, off Z Greinke).
SH: G Sizemore 2 (2, 1 off H Ramirez, 1 off Z Greinke).
TB: A Cabrera 5; S Choo 3; B Francisco 3; L Valbuena 3; V Martinez 3; J Peralta 2; G Sizemore; M DeRosa; K Shoppach.
GIDP: J Peralta (3).
RBI: V Martinez 3 (30); A Cabrera 2 (22); S Choo 2 (26); J Peralta (18).
2-out RBI: S Choo; J Peralta.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 5 for 17.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Cabrera-L Valbuena-V Martinez.
E: L Valbuena (1); V Martinez (2).
Baserunning
SB: A Cabrera (7, 2nd base off Z Greinke/M Olivo).
Pickoffs: A Cabrera (2nd base by Z Greinke).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David DeJesus LF 5 1 1 0 0 1 .240 .693 16 11 -0.084 1.38 0.057 -0.141 -0.9 1 0 SB
Alberto Callaspo 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .899 17 13 -0.112 1.36 0.067 -0.179 -1.9 1 2 2B,GDP
Billy Butler 1B 4 1 1 1 0 2 .283 .803 16 10 0.004 0.92 0.068 -0.064 -0.0 7 2 2B
Mike Jacobs DH 4 0 1 1 0 2 .261 .850 25 15 0.074 0.75 0.115 -0.041 0.7
Jose Guillen RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 .299 .847 9 6 0.067 0.76 0.099 -0.033 0.6 0 0 HBP
Mark Teahen 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .279 .800 13 6 -0.012 0.74 0.026 -0.038 -0.3 0 0
Miguel Olivo C 3 0 0 0 0 2 .218 .609 14 11 -0.093 1.21 0.000 -0.093 -1.1 13 0
   John Buck PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .230 .804 6 2 0.010 0.21 0.010 0.000 0.4
Mitch Maier CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 .294 .768 16 10 -0.061 1.00 0.054 -0.115 -0.0 2 0 CS
Mike Aviles SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .191 .478 16 12 0.030 0.78 0.054 -0.024 -0.0 0 3
   Willie Bloomquist PR-SS 0 0 0 0 1 0 .320 .824 8 4 0.073 1.41 0.073 0.000 0.9 0 0 SB
Zack Greinke P 1 1
   Horacio Ramirez P 2 0
   Jamey Wright P 0 0
   Juan Cruz P 0 1
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 7 3 3 9 .206 .554 156 100 -0.104 1.03 0.623 -0.728 -1.7 27 9
2B: B Butler (13, off C Pavano); A Callaspo (16, off C Pavano).
HBP: J Guillen (4, by C Pavano).
TB: M Maier 2; B Butler 2; A Callaspo 2; J Guillen; M Jacobs; D DeJesus.
GIDP: A Callaspo (6).
RBI: J Guillen (19); B Butler (20); M Jacobs (24).
2-out RBI: J Guillen; M Jacobs.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Aviles-A Callaspo-B Butler.
PB: M Olivo (4).
E: M Olivo (1).
Baserunning
SB: D DeJesus (1, 2nd base off C Pavano/K Shoppach); W Bloomquist (8, 2nd base off L Vizcaino/K Shoppach).
CS: M Maier (1, 2nd base by C Pavano/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
Carl Pavano, W (4-4) 6 6 3 3 1 8 0 6.10 25 101 65 35 14 16 7 8 3 0 55 -0.029 0.94 0.2
Luis Vizcaino, H (2) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.93 4 19 15 9 2 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.110 2.07 0.5
Matt Herges 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1.86 7 32 17 10 1 6 2 3 1 0 0 0 -0.067 0.41 -1.3
Rafael Betancourt, S (1) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.57 2 4 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0.091 1.73 2.4
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 3 9 0 3.00 38 156 100 56 18 26 11 14 4 0 55 3 0 0.105 1.03 1.7
M Herges faced 3 batters in the 9th inning.

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
Zack Greinke 6 8 2 2 2 8 0 0.82 27 103 63 34 12 17 9 8 2 0 54 0.161 1.36 1.2
Horacio Ramirez, BS (1), L (0-2) 0.2 2 2 2 0 0 0 6.61 4 15 10 7 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 -0.142 2.37 -0.7
Jamey Wright 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.42 2 8 5 2 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 -0.179 1.44 -0.8
Juan Cruz 0.1 3 4 4 1 0 0 3.32 5 25 16 12 0 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 -0.195 0.96 -2.4
Ron Mahay 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.21 3 9 6 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 -0.040 0.26 -1.1
Kyle Farnsworth 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 4.11 4 12 10 3 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.002 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 9 16 8 8 3 13 0 8.00 45 172 110 62 18 30 15 14 7 0 54 3 3 -0.393 1.20 -3.3
Balks: None.
WP: C Pavano (1).
HBP: C Pavano (3; J Guillen).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: Z Greinke (0; A Cabrera, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Joyce, 1B - Brian Runge, 2B - Bill Miller, 3B - Derryl Cousins.
Time of Game: 3:33.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 7mph from Left to Right, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 3-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  R CLE J. Peralta J. Wright 22% 67% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Choo Scores
t7 2-3 2 --3 8,(3-2)  R CLE S. Choo H. Ramirez 17% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive); Cabrera Scores
t5 2-3 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  OO CLE J. Peralta Z. Greinke -11% 31% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
b3 2-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R KCR M. Jacobs C. Pavano -11% 36% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); DeJesus Scores
t3 0-2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R CLE V. Martinez Z. Greinke 10% 46% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Valbuena Scores; Sizemore to 3B

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' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE A. Cabrera Z. Greinke 4% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE G. Sizemore Z. Greinke -2% 52% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (P's Right); Cabrera to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 2,(1-1)  CLE V. Martinez Z. Greinke 3% 54% Cabrera Picked off 2B, safe on E2 (throw); Cabrera to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 5,(2-2)  O CLE V. Martinez Z. Greinke -6% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O CLE S. Choo Z. Greinke -4% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Carl Pavano facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus C. Pavano 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  KCR A. Callaspo C. Pavano -4% 43% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  KCR B. Butler C. Pavano -3% 41% Wild Pitch; Callaspo to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 4,(2-1)  R KCR B. Butler C. Pavano -7% 34% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Callaspo Scores
b1 1-0 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs C. Pavano 3% 37% Strikeout Swinging
b1 1-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R KCR J. Guillen C. Pavano -8% 29% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Butler Scores
b1 2-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Pavano 2% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Peralta Z. Greinke -2% 28% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. DeRosa Z. Greinke -2% 26% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE B. Francisco Z. Greinke 2% 29% Triple to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t2 0-2 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O CLE K. Shoppach Z. Greinke -4% 25% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Carl Pavano facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Olivo C. Pavano 2% 27% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Maier C. Pavano 1% 28% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b2 2-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Aviles C. Pavano 1% 29% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CLE L. Valbuena Z. Greinke 4% 33% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t3 0-2 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  O CLE A. Cabrera Z. Greinke -4% 29% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 0-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  CLE G. Sizemore Z. Greinke 7% 36% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF); Valbuena to 3B
t3 0-2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R CLE V. Martinez Z. Greinke 10% 46% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Valbuena Scores; Sizemore to 3B
t3 1-2 1 1-3 3,(2-0)  R CLE S. Choo Z. Greinke 8% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak SS); Sizemore Scores; Martinez to 2B
t3 2-2 1 12- 5,(3-1)  CLE J. Peralta Z. Greinke 7% 61% Walk; Martinez to 3B; Choo to 2B
t3 2-2 1 123 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. DeRosa Z. Greinke -8% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-2 2 123 4,(1-2)  O CLE B. Francisco Z. Greinke -8% 44% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Indians' Carl Pavano facing 1-2-3
b3 2-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. DeJesus C. Pavano -4% 40% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b3 2-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo C. Pavano 4% 44% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b3 2-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR B. Butler C. Pavano -2% 42% DeJesus Steals 2B
b3 2-2 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR B. Butler C. Pavano 4% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R KCR M. Jacobs C. Pavano -11% 36% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); DeJesus Scores
b3 3-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Guillen C. Pavano -2% 34% Hit By Pitch; Jacobs to 2B
b3 3-2 2 12- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Teahen C. Pavano -3% 31% Walk; Jacobs to 3B; Guillen to 2B
b3 3-2 2 123 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Olivo C. Pavano 7% 38% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 8-9-1
t4 2-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE K. Shoppach Z. Greinke -3% 35% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE L. Valbuena Z. Greinke -2% 33% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  CLE A. Cabrera Z. Greinke 2% 34% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 2-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  CLE G. Sizemore Z. Greinke 1% 36% Cabrera Steals 2B
t4 2-3 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  CLE G. Sizemore Z. Greinke 1% 37% Walk
t4 2-3 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O CLE V. Martinez Z. Greinke -5% 32% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Carl Pavano facing 8-9-1
b4 3-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Maier C. Pavano -3% 28% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b4 3-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Aviles C. Pavano 5% 34% Maier Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b4 3-2 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR M. Aviles C. Pavano 2% 35% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 3-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus C. Pavano 1% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 4-5-6
t5 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE S. Choo Z. Greinke 5% 42% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t5 2-3 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  OO CLE J. Peralta Z. Greinke -11% 31% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t5 2-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. DeRosa Z. Greinke -2% 29% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Carl Pavano facing 2-3-4
b5 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo C. Pavano 2% 32% Lineout: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b5 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler C. Pavano 2% 33% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs C. Pavano 1% 34% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 7-8-9
t6 2-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE B. Francisco Z. Greinke -4% 31% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t6 2-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE K. Shoppach Z. Greinke -3% 28% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t6 2-3 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O CLE L. Valbuena Z. Greinke -2% 26% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Carl Pavano facing 5-6-7
b6 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Guillen C. Pavano 2% 28% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
b6 3-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Pavano 2% 30% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 3-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Olivo C. Pavano 1% 31% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Horacio Ramirez facing 1-2-3
Horacio Ramirez replaces Zack Greinke pitching
t7 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CLE A. Cabrera H. Ramirez 7% 38% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t7 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE G. Sizemore H. Ramirez -3% 35% Bunt Groundout: P unassisted/Sacrifice (P's Left); Cabrera to 2B
t7 2-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CLE V. Martinez H. Ramirez -6% 29% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Cabrera to 3B
t7 2-3 2 --3 8,(3-2)  R CLE S. Choo H. Ramirez 17% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive); Cabrera Scores
Jamey Wright replaces Horacio Ramirez pitching
t7 3-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  R CLE J. Peralta J. Wright 22% 67% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Choo Scores
t7 4-3 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. DeRosa J. Wright -4% 63% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Indians' Luis Vizcaino facing 8-9-1
Luis Vizcaino replaces Carl Pavano pitching
b7 3-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Maier L. Vizcaino 5% 68% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-4 1 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR M. Aviles L. Vizcaino -5% 63% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
Willie Bloomquist pinch runs for Mike Aviles (SS) batting 9th
b7 3-4 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus L. Vizcaino 6% 69% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b7 3-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Callaspo L. Vizcaino -2% 67% Bloomquist Steals 2B
b7 3-4 2 -2- 6,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo L. Vizcaino 7% 74% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Juan Cruz facing 7-8-9
Juan Cruz replaces Jamey Wright pitching
Willie Bloomquist moves from PR to SS
t8 4-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE B. Francisco J. Cruz -2% 72% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS)
t8 4-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE K. Shoppach J. Cruz 3% 74% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t8 4-3 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  CLE L. Valbuena J. Cruz 9% 83% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Shoppach to 3B
t8 4-3 1 -23 2,(1-0)  RR CLE A. Cabrera J. Cruz 10% 93% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Shoppach Scores; Valbuena Scores
t8 6-3 1 -2- 9,(3-2)  CLE G. Sizemore J. Cruz 0% 94% Walk
Ron Mahay replaces Juan Cruz pitching
t8 6-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RR CLE V. Martinez R. Mahay 5% 98% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Cabrera Scores; Sizemore Scores
t8 8-3 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O CLE S. Choo R. Mahay -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B; Martinez to 3B
t8 8-3 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Peralta R. Mahay -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 8, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-8, Indians' Matt Herges facing 3-4-5
Matt Herges replaces Luis Vizcaino pitching
b8 3-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler M. Herges 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 3-8 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR M. Jacobs M. Herges -1% 98% Reached on E3 (Line Drive to 2B-1B)
b8 3-8 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Guillen M. Herges 1% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 3-8 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR M. Teahen M. Herges 1% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 8, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 8-3, Royals' Kyle Farnsworth facing 6-7-8
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Ron Mahay pitching
t9 8-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. DeRosa K. Farnsworth 0% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t9 8-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CLE B. Francisco K. Farnsworth -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 8-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  CLE K. Shoppach K. Farnsworth 0% 99% Passed Ball; DeRosa to 2B
t9 8-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CLE K. Shoppach K. Farnsworth -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 8-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CLE L. Valbuena K. Farnsworth -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 8, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-8, Indians' Matt Herges facing 7-8-9
John Buck pinch hits for Miguel Olivo (C) batting 7th
b9 3-8 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Buck M. Herges -1% 98% Walk
b9 3-8 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Maier M. Herges -2% 96% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Buck to 2B
b9 3-8 0 12- 8,(3-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist M. Herges -5% 91% Walk; Buck to 3B; Maier to 2B
Rafael Betancourt replaces Matt Herges pitching
b9 3-8 0 123 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus R. Betancourt 5% 95% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b9 3-8 1 123 2,(1-0)  OO KCR A. Callaspo R. Betancourt 5% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 8, Royals 3.

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