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Standings
LAD
@LAA
5
3
ATL
@BOS
5
6
MIL
@DET
2
3
STL
@KCR
12
5
HOU
@MIN
4
1
ARI
@SEA
2
3
CLE
@CHC
2
6
CHW
@CIN
4
1
PIT
@COL
4
5
NYY
@FLA
5
6
TBR
@NYM
10
6
BAL
@PHI
2
1
OAK
@SDP
1
4
TEX
@SFG
2
3
TOR
@WSN
9
4
Sunday, June 21, 2009, 1:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 33,805, Time of Game: 2:54
Cardinals
12
39-31
 Won 3 
1st
at Royals
5
29-39
 Lost 5 
4th, 8½ GB
L: Gil Meche (4-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       2  1  0   8  1  0   0  0  0   12 13  0
Royals          3  1  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    5  9  0

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Skip Schumaker 2B 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .295 .346 .397 .744 24 13 0.166 0.85 0.174 -0.007 1.0 1 1 2B
Colby Rasmus CF 4 1 0 0 0 1 5 .274 .321 .462 .783 17 11 -0.039 0.89 0.063 -0.102 -0.6 4 0 SH
Albert Pujols DH 5 2 4 6 0 0 5 .329 .448 .722 1.169 20 13 0.288 1.12 0.315 -0.027 4.7 2·HR,2B
Ryan Ludwick RF 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .240 .315 .434 .749 25 15 0.052 0.53 0.072 -0.020 0.6 6 0
Chris Duncan 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 5 .255 .341 .412 .753 18 12 0.047 0.55 0.052 -0.004 0.0 1 0 2B,SF
   Jason LaRue C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .302 .390 .693 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Yadier Molina C-1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .284 .354 .394 .748 14 11 -0.154 0.70 0.000 -0.154 -2.9 9 0 GDP
Rick Ankiel LF 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .248 .306 .424 .730 16 12 0.082 0.56 0.108 -0.025 1.6 2 0
Khalil Greene 3B 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 .221 .311 .398 .709 5 3 0.173 1.27 0.173 0.000 1.6 0 0 HR,HBP
   Joe Thurston PR-3B 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .226 .326 .363 .690 10 4 0.005 0.18 0.005 -0.001 -0.0 1 0
Tyler Greene SS 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .256 .299 .390 .689 17 8 0.103 0.77 0.121 -0.018 1.3 3 3
Adam Wainwright P 0 0
   Dennys Reyes P 0 0
   Jason Motte P 0 0
   Kyle McClellan P 0 0
   Blake Hawksworth P 0 0
Team Totals 38 12 13 11 4 5 45 .342 .409 .658 1.067 166 102 0.723 0.73 1.083 -0.358 7.3 27 4
2B: S Schumaker (13, off G Meche); C Duncan (15, off G Meche); A Pujols (15, off J Cruz).
HR: K Greene (5, off G Meche, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); A Pujols 2 (26, 1 off G Meche, 4th inn, 3 on, 1 out to LF, 1 off J Wright, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF).
SF: C Duncan (3, off G Meche).
SH: C Rasmus (4, off G Meche).
HBP: K Greene (3, by G Meche).
TB: A Pujols 11; K Greene 4; S Schumaker 3; C Duncan 3; R Ankiel 2; R Ludwick; T Greene.
GIDP: Y Molina (11).
RBI: A Pujols 6 (68); T Greene (6); C Duncan (31); S Schumaker (20); R Ankiel (19); K Greene (19).
2-out RBI: R Ankiel; T Greene.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 6 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Schumaker-T Greene-Y Molina.

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 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .245 .295 .408 .704 16 8 0.131 0.47 0.146 -0.015 0.6 2 0 HR
Willie Bloomquist SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .286 .341 .377 .718 11 8 -0.054 0.56 0.000 -0.054 -1.1 2 2
   Tony Pena SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .097 .152 .129 .281 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Billy Butler 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .286 .338 .437 .775 12 9 0.112 0.55 0.117 -0.005 0.8 8 1 2B
Mike Jacobs DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .229 .313 .430 .742 13 9 -0.112 0.76 0.000 -0.112 -1.5
Jose Guillen RF 3 2 2 3 0 0 3 .266 .353 .422 .775 13 8 0.150 1.05 0.176 -0.026 2.4 2 0 HR
   Luis Hernandez 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .222 .263 .222 .485 3 2 0.002 0.06 0.002 0.000 0.3 1 0
Mark Teahen 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .279 .342 .438 .780 10 7 0.059 0.56 0.090 -0.031 -0.1 1 1 GDP
Miguel Olivo C 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .253 .280 .494 .774 12 9 -0.007 0.36 0.016 -0.023 0.1 5 0
   Brayan Pena PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280 .296 .400 .696 1 1 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
Tug Hulett 2B-RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 19 13 -0.038 0.38 0.000 -0.038 -0.9 2 5
Mitch Maier CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .242 .324 .341 .664 13 10 -0.019 0.31 0.009 -0.027 -0.0 3 0 HBP
Gil Meche P 0 0
   Rob Tejeda P 0 0
   Jamey Wright P 0 0
   Ron Mahay P 0 1
   Juan Cruz P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 1 0
Team Totals 35 5 9 5 0 8 36 .257 .278 .457 .735 123 84 0.223 0.51 0.556 -0.332 0.3 27 10
2B: B Butler (19, off A Wainwright).
HR: D DeJesus (5, off A Wainwright, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF); J Guillen (8, off A Wainwright, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
HBP: M Maier (1, by D Reyes).
TB: D DeJesus 5; J Guillen 5; B Butler 3; L Hernandez; M Olivo; M Teahen.
GIDP: M Teahen (8).
RBI: J Guillen 3 (33); M Teahen (24); D DeJesus (31).
2-out RBI: J Guillen 2; D DeJesus; M Teahen.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Bloomquist-T Hulett-B Butler.

St. Louis Cardinals

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
Adam Wainwright, W (8-4) 6 8 5 5 0 8 2 3.58 26 90 62 36 12 14 4 14 5 0 44 -0.236 0.66 -1.8
Dennys Reyes 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.66 2 7 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 -0.001 0.26 -0.2
Jason Motte 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.00 2 5 4 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0.008 0.15 0.7
Kyle McClellan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.34 3 9 6 5 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.004 0.10 0.5
Blake Hawksworth 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.71 3 12 9 8 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 0 8 2 5.00 36 123 84 53 13 18 5 22 7 0 44 1 0 -0.224 0.51 -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 (4-6) 3.1 9 9 9 2 1 2 4.11 22 75 47 33 3 11 7 11 2 0 5 -0.633 1.32 -6.4
Rob Tejeda 0.1 2 2 2 1 1 0 3.63 4 18 9 3 4 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 -0.049 0.62 -1.2
Jamey Wright 1.1 1 1 1 1 0 1 4.55 6 25 13 7 1 5 3 2 0 0 3 2 -0.046 0.24 -1.7
Ron Mahay 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.56 6 23 15 8 5 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.02 1.1
Juan Cruz 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.46 4 19 12 7 3 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.03 0.5
Joakim Soria 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.84 3 6 6 2 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 13 12 12 4 5 3 12.00 45 166 102 60 17 25 14 21 4 0 5 4 3 -0.723 0.73 -7.3
Balks: None.
WP: D Reyes (2); J Wright (5).
HBP: D Reyes (2; M Maier); G Meche (1; K Greene).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Nauert, 1B - Joe West, 2B - Ed Rapuano, 3B - Paul Schrieber.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: 33,805.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 91° F, Wind 14mph in unknown direction, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Kansas City Royals
1 Skip Schumaker 2B 1 David DeJesus LF
2 Colby Rasmus CF 2 Willie Bloomquist SS
3 Albert Pujols DH 3 Billy Butler 1B
4 Ryan Ludwick RF 4 Mike Jacobs DH
5 Chris Duncan 1B 5 Jose Guillen RF
6 Yadier Molina C 6 Mark Teahen 3B
7 Rick Ankiel LF 7 Miguel Olivo C
8 Khalil Greene 3B 8 Tug Hulett 2B
9 Tyler Greene SS 9 Mitch Maier CF
Adam Wainwright P Gil Meche P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 4-4 1 123 7,(3-2)  RRRR STL A. Pujols G. Meche 25% 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Thurston Scores; Greene Scores; Schumaker Scores
b1 0-2 2 -23 5,(2-2)  RR KCR J. Guillen A. Wainwright -17% 47% Single to RF (Line Drive); DeJesus Scores; Butler Scores; Guillen to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b2 3-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R KCR D. DeJesus A. Wainwright -11% 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t2 2-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  R STL K. Greene G. Meche 10% 48% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t4 3-4 0 123 2,(1-0)  R STL S. Schumaker G. Meche 10% 69% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Ankiel Scores; Thurston to 3B; Greene to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL S. Schumaker G. Meche 6% 56% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  STL C. Rasmus G. Meche 6% 62% Fielder's Choice P/Sacrifice Bunt; Schumaker to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  R STL A. Pujols G. Meche 5% 67% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Schumaker Scores; Rasmus to 2B
t1 1-0 0 12- 3,(1-1)  STL R. Ludwick G. Meche 6% 74% Single to 2B (Pop Fly to Short CF-RF); Rasmus to 3B; Pujols to 2B
t1 1-0 0 123 2,(0-1)  RO STL C. Duncan G. Meche -0% 73% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Rasmus Scores; Pujols to 3B
t1 2-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  OO STL Y. Molina G. Meche -9% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR D. DeJesus A. Wainwright -4% 61% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b1 0-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist A. Wainwright 4% 64% Flyball: CF
b1 0-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR B. Butler A. Wainwright -9% 56% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); DeJesus to 3B
b1 0-2 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs A. Wainwright 8% 64% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-2 2 -23 5,(2-2)  RR KCR J. Guillen A. Wainwright -17% 47% Single to RF (Line Drive); DeJesus Scores; Butler Scores; Guillen to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b1 2-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Teahen A. Wainwright -9% 38% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Guillen Scores
b1 3-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Olivo A. Wainwright 2% 40% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Gil Meche facing 7-8-9
t2 2-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Ankiel G. Meche -2% 37% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
t2 2-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  R STL K. Greene G. Meche 10% 48% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t2 3-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL T. Greene G. Meche -2% 46% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t2 3-3 2 --- 9,(3-2)  STL S. Schumaker G. Meche 1% 47% Walk
t2 3-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Rasmus G. Meche -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 8-9-1
b2 3-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Hulett A. Wainwright 2% 47% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b2 3-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier A. Wainwright 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b2 3-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R KCR D. DeJesus A. Wainwright -11% 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b2 4-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR W. Bloomquist A. Wainwright 1% 39% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Royals 4.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Gil Meche facing 3-4-5
t3 3-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL A. Pujols G. Meche -3% 36% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t3 3-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Ludwick G. Meche -2% 34% Strikeout Looking
t3 3-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL C. Duncan G. Meche 2% 37% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t3 3-4 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O STL Y. Molina G. Meche -4% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 3-4-5
b3 4-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Butler A. Wainwright -3% 30% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b3 4-3 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs A. Wainwright 3% 33% Strikeout Swinging
b3 4-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Guillen A. Wainwright 3% 36% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b3 4-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen A. Wainwright 2% 38% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Royals 4.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Gil Meche facing 7-8-9
t4 3-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL R. Ankiel G. Meche 5% 42% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t4 3-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL K. Greene G. Meche 7% 50% Hit By Pitch; Ankiel to 2B
Joe Thurston pinch runs for Khalil Greene (3B) batting 8th
t4 3-4 0 12- 2,(1-0)  STL T. Greene G. Meche 9% 59% Single to 3B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 3B); Ankiel to 3B; Thurston to 2B
t4 3-4 0 123 2,(1-0)  R STL S. Schumaker G. Meche 10% 69% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Ankiel Scores; Thurston to 3B; Greene to 2B
t4 4-4 0 123 3,(1-1)  O STL C. Rasmus G. Meche -8% 61% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t4 4-4 1 123 7,(3-2)  RRRR STL A. Pujols G. Meche 25% 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Thurston Scores; Greene Scores; Schumaker Scores
t4 8-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  STL R. Ludwick G. Meche 1% 87% Walk
Rob Tejeda replaces Gil Meche pitching
t4 8-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL C. Duncan R. Tejeda 3% 90% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Ludwick to 3B
t4 8-4 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O STL Y. Molina R. Tejeda -3% 87% Strikeout Swinging
t4 8-4 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  R STL R. Ankiel R. Tejeda 4% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive); Ludwick Scores; Duncan to 3B
t4 9-4 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  STL J. Thurston R. Tejeda 1% 92% Walk; Ankiel to 2B
Jamey Wright replaces Rob Tejeda pitching
t4 9-4 2 123 5,(3-1)  R STL T. Greene J. Wright 3% 95% Walk; Duncan Scores; Ankiel to 3B; Thurston to 2B
t4 10-4 2 123 1,(0-0)  R STL S. Schumaker J. Wright 2% 97% Wild Pitch; Ankiel Scores; Thurston to 3B; Greene to 2B
t4 11-4 2 -23 5,(3-1)  O STL S. Schumaker J. Wright -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
8 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 11, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-11, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 7-8-9
Joe Thurston moves from PR to 3B
b4 4-11 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Olivo A. Wainwright -1% 95% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 4-11 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR T. Hulett A. Wainwright 1% 96% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
b4 4-11 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Maier A. Wainwright -0% 96% Defensive Indifference; Olivo to 2B
b4 4-11 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Maier A. Wainwright 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
b4 4-11 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus A. Wainwright 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 11, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 11-4, Royals' Jamey Wright facing 2-3-4
t5 11-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL C. Rasmus J. Wright -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 11-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  R STL A. Pujols J. Wright 1% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t5 12-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Ludwick J. Wright -0% 98% Flyball: RF
t5 12-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL C. Duncan J. Wright -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 12, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-12, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 2-3-4
b5 4-12 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist A. Wainwright 0% 99% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b5 4-12 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR B. Butler A. Wainwright 0% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 4-12 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Jacobs A. Wainwright 0% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 12, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 12-4, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 6-7-8
Ron Mahay replaces Jamey Wright pitching
t6 12-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL Y. Molina R. Mahay -0% 99% Groundout: P-2B-1B
t6 12-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ankiel R. Mahay -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t6 12-4 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL J. Thurston R. Mahay -0% 99% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 12, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-12, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 5-6-7
b6 4-12 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R KCR J. Guillen A. Wainwright -1% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b6 5-12 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Teahen A. Wainwright 1% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 5-12 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Olivo A. Wainwright 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b6 5-12 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR T. Hulett A. Wainwright 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 12, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 12-5, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 9-1-2
t7 12-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL T. Greene R. Mahay -0% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t7 12-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL S. Schumaker R. Mahay -0% 99% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t7 12-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Rasmus R. Mahay -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 12, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-12, Cardinals' Dennys Reyes facing 9-1-2
Dennys Reyes replaces Adam Wainwright pitching
b7 5-12 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Maier D. Reyes -1% 98% Hit By Pitch
b7 5-12 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR D. DeJesus D. Reyes -0% 98% Wild Pitch; Maier to 2B
b7 5-12 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus D. Reyes 1% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
Jason Motte replaces Dennys Reyes pitching
b7 5-12 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist J. Motte 1% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b7 5-12 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler J. Motte 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 12, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 12-5, Royals' Juan Cruz facing 3-4-5
Juan Cruz replaces Ron Mahay pitching
Luis Hernandez replaces Jose Guillen (RF) playing 2B batting 5th
Tony Pena replaces Willie Bloomquist playing SS batting 2nd
Tug Hulett moves from 2B to RF
t8 12-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL A. Pujols J. Cruz 0% 100% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t8 12-5 0 -2- 9,(3-2)  O STL R. Ludwick J. Cruz -0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Pujols to 3B
t8 12-5 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Duncan J. Cruz -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t8 12-5 2 --3 3,(2-0)  O STL Y. Molina J. Cruz -0% 99% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 12, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-12, Cardinals' Kyle McClellan facing 4-5-6
Kyle McClellan replaces Jason Motte pitching
Jason LaRue replaces Chris Duncan (1B) playing C batting 5th
Yadier Molina moves from C to 1B
b8 5-12 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Jacobs K. McClellan 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b8 5-12 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR L. Hernandez K. McClellan -0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b8 5-12 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR M. Teahen K. McClellan 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 12, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 12-5, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 7-8-9
Joakim Soria replaces Juan Cruz pitching
t9 12-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ankiel J. Soria -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 12-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Thurston J. Soria -0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t9 12-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Greene J. Soria 0% 100% Popfly: 2B (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 12, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-12, Cardinals' Blake Hawksworth facing 7-8-9
Blake Hawksworth replaces Kyle McClellan pitching
Brayan Pena pinch hits for Miguel Olivo (C) batting 7th
b9 5-12 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Pena B. Hawksworth 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b9 5-12 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR T. Hulett B. Hawksworth 0% 100% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
b9 5-12 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier B. Hawksworth 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 12, Royals 5.

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