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8
9
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@BAL
3
0
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@CLE
4
5
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@KCR
7
4
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@TBR
3
2
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@TEX
5
4
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@TOR
8
2
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@ARI
9
3
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2
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2
4
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@PIT
2
1
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@SFG
3
5
Sunday, May 31, 2009, 1:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 19,855, Time of Game: 3:13
White Sox
7
24-25
 Won 3 
2nd, 4 GB
at Royals
4
23-27
 Lost 4 
4th, 5½ GB
W: Matt Thornton (2-1)
L: John Bale (0-1)
S: Bobby Jenks (12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       1  0  0   2  1  0   0  0  3    7 11  1
Royals          0  3  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    4 10  0

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Scott Podsednik LF 5 2 3 1 0 0 .307 .729 29 17 0.207 0.91 0.253 -0.046 2.5 3 0 3B,2B
Alexei Ramirez SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .637 19 13 -0.176 1.12 0.000 -0.176 -1.7 1 3
Jermaine Dye RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 .277 .893 15 10 -0.025 1.25 0.078 -0.102 -0.3 1 0
Jim Thome DH 4 1 2 1 0 1 .256 .875 17 11 0.026 1.19 0.122 -0.096 0.6 GDP
Paul Konerko 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .309 .856 17 11 -0.151 1.48 0.000 -0.151 -1.1 9 1
A.J. Pierzynski C 4 2 3 0 0 0 .299 .767 16 12 0.208 1.58 0.233 -0.025 1.5 7 2 2B
Dewayne Wise CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .192 .385 11 9 -0.123 1.23 0.000 -0.123 -1.3 3 0
   Brian Anderson PH-CF 0 1 0 0 1 0 .275 .705 7 3 0.023 3.27 0.023 0.000 0.2 0 0
Josh Fields 3B 3 0 1 2 1 2 .244 .646 21 12 0.212 2.29 0.279 -0.066 1.7 0 2
Chris Getz 2B 4 1 1 2 0 1 .248 .616 12 7 0.123 2.20 0.204 -0.081 0.1 2 0
   Jayson Nix 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .794 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
John Danks P 1 1
   Octavio Dotel P 0 0
   Matt Thornton P 0 1
   Bobby Jenks P 0 0
Team Totals 36 7 11 7 2 9 .306 .759 164 105 0.324 1.47 1.192 -0.866 2.3 27 11
2B: S Podsednik (4, off Z Greinke); A Pierzynski (6, off Z Greinke).
3B: S Podsednik (2, off Z Greinke).
TB: S Podsednik 6; A Pierzynski 4; J Thome 2; J Dye; J Fields; C Getz.
GIDP: J Thome (4).
RBI: C Getz 2 (10); J Fields 2 (20); J Dye (34); J Thome (29); S Podsednik (8).
2-out RBI: J Fields 2; J Thome; S Podsednik.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 5 for 10.
Fielding
E: J Danks (1).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Bloomquist 2B 4 0 0 0 1 1 .284 .758 19 10 -0.154 1.38 0.037 -0.192 -1.1 0 4
Mitch Maier CF 5 0 1 1 0 2 .280 .799 20 15 -0.057 1.38 0.094 -0.150 -0.2 3 0 2B
Billy Butler 1B 5 0 2 0 0 1 .285 .791 23 16 0.023 1.07 0.111 -0.089 0.3 9 1 2B
Mike Jacobs DH 4 1 1 0 1 1 .248 .807 15 9 -0.057 1.12 0.083 -0.141 -0.6 2B
Jose Guillen RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 .269 .775 19 14 -0.071 1.24 0.055 -0.126 -1.0 0 1
Mark Teahen 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 .285 .804 17 14 -0.078 1.45 0.040 -0.118 -0.6 2 2
Miguel Olivo C 4 1 2 1 0 1 .239 .669 15 11 0.160 1.48 0.175 -0.015 1.8 10 1
David DeJesus LF 3 1 1 2 1 0 .236 .668 12 6 0.124 2.09 0.253 -0.129 1.2 1 0 2B
Luis Hernandez SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 .217 .497 12 10 -0.064 1.34 0.033 -0.097 -0.5 1 2 SH
Zack Greinke P 1 1
   Jamey Wright P 0 0
   John Bale P 0 0
   Juan Cruz P 0 0
Team Totals 37 4 10 4 3 10 .270 .703 152 105 -0.174 1.39 0.881 -1.057 -0.7 27 12
2B: M Jacobs (9, off J Danks); D DeJesus (9, off J Danks); B Butler (15, off J Danks); M Maier (3, off J Danks).
SH: L Hernandez (2, off J Danks).
TB: B Butler 3; D DeJesus 2; M Olivo 2; M Jacobs 2; M Maier 2; J Guillen; L Hernandez; M Teahen.
RBI: D DeJesus 2 (20); M Olivo (15); M Maier (6).
2-out RBI: M Olivo; M Maier.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Bloomquist-L Hernandez-B Butler.
PB: M Olivo (5).
Outfield Assists: J Guillen (J Fields at 3rd base).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: D DeJesus (1st base by J Danks).

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
John Danks 5.1 9 4 4 2 5 0 4.80 27 100 67 38 12 17 8 12 5 0 37 -0.223 1.18 -1.8
Octavio Dotel 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1.04 5 22 13 5 7 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0.098 1.81 0.5
Matt Thornton, W (2-1) 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.80 6 19 16 8 6 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0.256 2.47 1.5
Bobby Jenks, S (12) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 3 11 9 5 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.044 0.56 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 4 4 3 10 0 4.00 41 152 105 56 26 23 12 16 6 0 37 3 0 0.175 1.39 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
Zack Greinke 7 8 4 3 0 7 0 1.10 28 114 77 41 12 24 11 10 2 0 54 0.021 1.18 -0.3
Jamey Wright 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.51 4 17 10 2 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.170 1.66 0.8
John Bale, L (0-1) 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 8.10 2 9 5 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 -0.141 2.73 -0.7
Juan Cruz 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.97 4 24 13 8 1 4 1 2 1 0 2 2 -0.376 2.29 -2.1
Team Totals 9 11 7 6 2 9 0 6.00 38 164 105 53 16 36 14 13 3 0 54 2 2 -0.326 1.47 -2.3
J Bale faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: M Thornton (2); J Bale (1); J Cruz (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Danks (2; D DeJesus, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Nauert, 1B - Paul Schrieber, 2B - Ed Rapuano, 3B - Chad Fairchild.
Time of Game: 3:13.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 81° F, Wind 12mph from Right to Left, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Scott Podsednik LF 1 Willie Bloomquist 2B
2 Alexei Ramirez SS 2 Mitch Maier CF
3 Jermaine Dye RF 3 Billy Butler 1B
4 Jim Thome DH 4 Mike Jacobs DH
5 Paul Konerko 1B 5 Jose Guillen RF
6 A.J. Pierzynski C 6 Mark Teahen 3B
7 Dewayne Wise CF 7 Miguel Olivo C
8 Josh Fields 3B 8 David DeJesus LF
9 Chris Getz 2B 9 Luis Hernandez SS
John Danks P Zack Greinke P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 4-4 1 123 4,(2-1)  RRO CHW C. Getz J. Cruz 20% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Pierzynski Scores; Anderson Scores; Fields out at 3B/RF-2B-C-3B; Getz to 2B/Adv on throw
b2 0-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  RR KCR D. DeJesus J. Danks -16% 29% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Teahen Scores; Olivo Scores
t4 1-4 2 -23 4,(1-2)  RR CHW J. Fields Z. Greinke 15% 34% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Thome Scores; Pierzynski Scores
t9 4-4 1 12- 6,(3-2)  CHW J. Fields J. Cruz 13% 71% Walk; Pierzynski to 3B; Anderson to 2B
b7 4-4 2 123 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Thornton 12% 50% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)

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' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHW S. Podsednik Z. Greinke 9% 59% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 0 --3 1,(0-0)  O CHW A. Ramirez Z. Greinke -4% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O CHW J. Dye Z. Greinke -6% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R CHW J. Thome Z. Greinke 8% 57% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Podsednik Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O CHW P. Konerko Z. Greinke -2% 55% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' John Danks facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR W. Bloomquist J. Danks -4% 51% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- 8,(2-2)  O KCR M. Maier J. Danks 4% 55% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR B. Butler J. Danks -9% 46% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Bloomquist to 3B
b1 0-1 1 -23 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs J. Danks 8% 54% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 2 -23 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Danks 6% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  CHW A. Pierzynski Z. Greinke 3% 63% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t2 1-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHW D. Wise Z. Greinke -3% 60% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t2 1-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHW J. Fields Z. Greinke -3% 58% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHW C. Getz Z. Greinke -2% 56% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' John Danks facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR M. Teahen J. Danks -4% 51% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b2 0-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Olivo J. Danks -6% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Teahen to 2B
b2 0-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  RR KCR D. DeJesus J. Danks -16% 29% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Teahen Scores; Olivo Scores
b2 2-1 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR L. Hernandez J. Danks 4% 33% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-1 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  O KCR W. Bloomquist J. Danks 3% 36% Lineout: LF (Short LF-CF)
b2 2-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Maier J. Danks -9% 27% Double to SS (Pop Fly to Short CF); DeJesus Scores
b2 3-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Butler J. Danks 2% 29% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
t3 1-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHW S. Podsednik Z. Greinke -3% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t3 1-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW A. Ramirez Z. Greinke -2% 25% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t3 1-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW J. Dye Z. Greinke -1% 24% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, White Sox' John Danks facing 4-5-6
b3 3-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Jacobs J. Danks -4% 19% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
b3 3-1 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Danks 3% 22% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b3 3-1 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Danks 2% 25% Strikeout Swinging
b3 3-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R KCR M. Olivo J. Danks -7% 18% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Jacobs Scores
b3 4-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Danks 1% 19% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 4-5-6
t4 1-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHW J. Thome Z. Greinke 4% 23% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t4 1-4 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHW P. Konerko Z. Greinke -4% 19% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
t4 1-4 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  CHW A. Pierzynski Z. Greinke 8% 27% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Thome to 3B
t4 1-4 1 -23 7,(2-2)  O CHW D. Wise Z. Greinke -7% 20% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-4 2 -23 4,(1-2)  RR CHW J. Fields Z. Greinke 15% 34% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Thome Scores; Pierzynski Scores
t4 3-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHW C. Getz Z. Greinke -3% 32% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, White Sox' John Danks facing 9-1-2
b4 4-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR L. Hernandez J. Danks -3% 28% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b4 4-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR W. Bloomquist J. Danks 3% 31% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 4-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Maier J. Danks 3% 34% Strikeout Looking
b4 4-3 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  KCR B. Butler J. Danks -3% 32% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Hernandez to 3B
b4 4-3 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Jacobs J. Danks 5% 36% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
t5 3-4 0 --- 9,(3-2)  CHW S. Podsednik Z. Greinke 8% 45% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t5 3-4 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHW A. Ramirez Z. Greinke -6% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 3-4 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  CHW J. Dye Z. Greinke 4% 42% Passed Ball; Podsednik to 3B
t5 3-4 1 --3 3,(1-1)  R CHW J. Dye Z. Greinke 8% 50% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Podsednik Scores/unER
t5 4-4 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO CHW J. Thome Z. Greinke -7% 43% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, White Sox' John Danks facing 5-6-7
b5 4-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Danks 3% 46% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b5 4-4 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Danks 2% 48% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b5 4-4 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Danks 2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 5-6-7
t6 4-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW P. Konerko Z. Greinke -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW A. Pierzynski Z. Greinke -2% 44% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 4-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW D. Wise Z. Greinke -2% 42% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, White Sox' John Danks facing 8-9-1
b6 4-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Danks -5% 37% Walk
b6 4-4 0 1-- KCR L. Hernandez J. Danks -4% 33% DeJesus Picked off 1B, safe on E1; DeJesus to 2B
b6 4-4 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR L. Hernandez J. Danks 1% 35% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); DeJesus to 3B
Octavio Dotel replaces John Danks pitching
b6 4-4 1 --3 5,(1-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist O. Dotel 9% 44% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-4 2 --3 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier O. Dotel 6% 50% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 8-9-1
t7 4-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHW J. Fields Z. Greinke -4% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW C. Getz Z. Greinke -3% 43% Strikeout Looking
t7 4-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHW S. Podsednik Z. Greinke -2% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, White Sox' Octavio Dotel facing 3-4-5
b7 4-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler O. Dotel 4% 45% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-4 1 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Jacobs O. Dotel -4% 41% Walk
b7 4-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Guillen O. Dotel -5% 35% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Jacobs to 2B
Matt Thornton replaces Octavio Dotel pitching
b7 4-4 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen M. Thornton 7% 43% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-4 2 12- 5,(1-2)  KCR M. Olivo M. Thornton -4% 38% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Jacobs to 3B; Guillen to 2B; Olivo to 1B
b7 4-4 2 123 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Thornton 12% 50% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Jamey Wright facing 2-3-4
Jamey Wright replaces Zack Greinke pitching
t8 4-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHW A. Ramirez J. Wright -5% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 4-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHW J. Dye J. Wright -4% 42% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 4-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW J. Thome J. Wright -3% 39% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, White Sox' Matt Thornton facing 9-1-2
b8 4-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR L. Hernandez M. Thornton 5% 44% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b8 4-4 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist M. Thornton 4% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 4-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Maier M. Thornton 3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Jamey Wright facing 5-6-7
t9 4-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW P. Konerko J. Wright -6% 44% Strikeout Swinging
John Bale replaces Jamey Wright pitching
t9 4-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CHW A. Pierzynski J. Bale 6% 50% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line)
Brian Anderson pinch hits for Dewayne Wise (CF) batting 7th
t9 4-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHW B. Anderson J. Bale 6% 56% Wild Pitch; Pierzynski to 2B
t9 4-4 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  CHW B. Anderson J. Bale 2% 58% Walk
Juan Cruz replaces John Bale pitching
t9 4-4 1 12- 6,(3-2)  CHW J. Fields J. Cruz 13% 71% Walk; Pierzynski to 3B; Anderson to 2B
t9 4-4 1 123 4,(2-1)  RRO CHW C. Getz J. Cruz 20% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Pierzynski Scores; Anderson Scores; Fields out at 3B/RF-2B-C-3B; Getz to 2B/Adv on throw
t9 6-4 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  R CHW S. Podsednik J. Cruz 5% 96% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Getz Scores; Podsednik to 2B/Adv on throw
t9 7-4 2 -2- 5,(0-2)  CHW A. Ramirez J. Cruz 0% 96% Wild Pitch; Podsednik to 3B
t9 7-4 2 --3 7,(2-2)  O CHW A. Ramirez J. Cruz -1% 96% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-7, White Sox' Bobby Jenks facing 3-4-5
Bobby Jenks replaces Matt Thornton pitching
Jayson Nix replaces Chris Getz playing 2B batting 9th
Brian Anderson moves from PH to CF
b9 4-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler B. Jenks 3% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 4-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Jacobs B. Jenks 1% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b9 4-7 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen B. Jenks 1% 100% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 4.

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