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@CLE
6
2
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@KCR
8
7
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@NYY
3
5
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@OAK
3
7
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@TEX
5
3
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4
1
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11
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4
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@FLA
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@PIT
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@SDP
5
3
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@STL
1
6
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@WSN
3
1
Friday, July 17, 2009, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 33,568, Time of Game: 3:21
Rays
8
49-41
 Won 1 
3rd, 6½ GB
at Royals
7
37-52
 Lost 4 
4th, 11½ GB
W: Joe Nelson (3-0)
L: Juan Cruz (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rays            0  0  2   2  0  0   2  2  0    8 12  0
Royals          1  0  5   0  0  1   0  0  0    7 13  1

Tampa Bay Rays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
B.J. Upton CF 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .241 .327 .378 .705 20 11 0.020 1.05 0.105 -0.085 0.2 0 0 2B
Carl Crawford LF 5 3 3 1 0 1 5 .313 .370 .441 .811 16 13 0.187 1.29 0.233 -0.046 1.8 4 0 SB
Evan Longoria 3B 5 1 2 3 0 0 5 .287 .363 .543 .905 29 16 0.460 1.49 0.549 -0.089 2.0 1 1 HR
Carlos Pena 1B 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .225 .362 .521 .883 23 12 -0.073 1.00 0.039 -0.112 -0.7 11 0
Ben Zobrist 2B 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .300 .417 .596 1.013 30 17 0.032 1.06 0.087 -0.054 0.2 1 4
Pat Burrell DH 5 1 2 3 0 0 5 .236 .342 .364 .706 12 8 0.131 1.36 0.272 -0.141 1.5 HR
Gabe Gross RF 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .275 .379 .419 .799 21 14 -0.046 0.94 0.044 -0.090 -0.4 3 0
Jason Bartlett SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .343 .391 .530 .921 11 6 -0.041 1.09 0.027 -0.068 -0.3 3 5
Dioner Navarro C 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .219 .250 .327 .577 24 18 -0.148 1.74 0.020 -0.168 -1.0 4 1
James Shields P 0 2
   Randy Choate P 0 0
   Chad Bradford P 0 0
   Joe Nelson P 0 0
   Dan Wheeler P 0 0
   J.P. Howell P 0 0
Team Totals 39 8 12 7 4 6 43 .308 .372 .487 .859 186 115 0.522 1.22 1.376 -0.853 3.3 27 13
2B: B Upton (21, off B Bannister).
HR: P Burrell (5, off J Wright, 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF); E Longoria (18, off J Cruz, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: E Longoria 5; P Burrell 5; B Upton 3; C Crawford 3; B Zobrist 2; G Gross.
RBI: E Longoria 3 (69); P Burrell 3 (31); C Crawford (40).
2-out RBI: E Longoria 3; P Burrell.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Zobrist-J Bartlett-C Pena.
Baserunning
SB: C Crawford (45, 2nd base off B Bannister/M Olivo).

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 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .261 .318 .419 .738 21 14 0.038 1.13 0.136 -0.099 0.6 5 0 2B,GDP
Willie Bloomquist CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 .279 .328 .383 .711 28 19 0.000 0.98 0.066 -0.066 -0.1 2 0 SH
Billy Butler 1B 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .289 .341 .446 .787 17 9 -0.010 1.60 0.105 -0.115 0.4 9 0
Mark Teahen RF 5 1 2 3 0 0 5 .296 .351 .447 .797 17 14 0.051 1.63 0.139 -0.088 1.0 3 0
Mike Jacobs DH 4 1 1 3 0 1 4 .222 .295 .421 .717 17 11 0.091 0.91 0.145 -0.054 1.3 HR
   Jose Guillen PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .242 .314 .375 .689 3 3 -0.049 1.87 0.000 -0.049 -0.1
Miguel Olivo C 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .250 .275 .482 .758 12 6 0.068 0.52 0.077 -0.008 0.7 6 0 2B
Alex Gordon 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .120 .267 .240 .507 14 9 -0.030 0.78 0.017 -0.046 -0.6 0 1
Alberto Callaspo 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .294 .347 .449 .796 7 6 -0.109 0.84 0.000 -0.109 -1.4 1 5
Yuniesky Betancourt SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .254 .282 .342 .624 18 13 -0.029 1.18 0.070 -0.099 0.5 1 4 3B
Brian Bannister P 0 0
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Jamey Wright P 0 0
   Juan Cruz P 0 0
   John Bale P 0 0
Team Totals 38 7 13 7 2 5 41 .342 .375 .526 .901 154 104 0.021 1.11 0.755 -0.733 2.3 27 10
2B: D DeJesus (19, off J Shields); M Olivo (10, off J Shields).
3B: Y Betancourt (2, off J Shields).
HR: M Jacobs (13, off J Shields, 3rd inn, 2 on, 0 outs to RF).
SH: W Bloomquist (3, off J Shields).
TB: Y Betancourt 4; D DeJesus 4; M Jacobs 4; M Olivo 3; M Teahen 2; A Gordon; W Bloomquist; B Butler.
GIDP: D DeJesus (7).
RBI: M Teahen 3 (32); M Jacobs 3 (33); D DeJesus (42).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Callaspo-B Butler.
PB: M Olivo (9).
E: A Gordon (2).

Tampa Bay Rays

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
James Shields 5.1 11 7 7 1 3 1 3.75 27 105 68 46 5 17 11 12 4 0 20 -0.406 0.97 -3.8
Randy Choate 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.84 1 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 -0.035 0.88 -0.6
Chad Bradford 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 2 4 4 2 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0.019 0.36 0.5
Joe Nelson, W (3-0) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.37 5 15 8 6 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.046 0.80 0.5
Dan Wheeler, H (10) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.48 3 17 13 8 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.145 1.88 0.5
J.P. Howell, S (7) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.06 3 10 9 5 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.209 2.70 0.5
Team Totals 9 13 7 7 2 5 1 7.00 41 154 104 68 9 27 17 17 6 0 20 2 1 -0.022 1.11 -2.3
R Choate faced 1 batter in the 6th 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
Brian Bannister 5 7 4 2 4 3 0 3.66 26 111 64 43 5 16 8 11 2 0 40 -0.097 1.23 -1.4
Ron Mahay, H (4) 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.40 6 26 17 12 1 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.064 1.12 0.5
Jamey Wright, H (6) 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 4.57 3 9 7 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 -0.101 1.11 -1.5
Juan Cruz, BS (3), L (3-3) 0.2 2 2 2 0 0 1 4.46 4 22 16 10 3 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 -0.441 1.94 -1.6
John Bale 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.17 4 18 11 5 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.054 0.52 0.6
Team Totals 9 12 8 6 4 6 2 6.00 43 186 115 74 12 29 14 19 4 0 40 1 1 -0.521 1.22 -3.3
Balks: None.
WP: J Cruz (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Rapuano, 1B - Paul Schrieber, 2B - Todd Tichenor, 3B - Joe West.
Time of Game: 3:21.
Attendance: 33,568.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 74° F, Wind 4mph 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
t8 6-7 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  RR TBR E. Longoria J. Cruz 48% 70% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Crawford Scores
t7 4-7 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR TBR P. Burrell J. Wright 15% 27% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Zobrist Scores
b3 3-2 0 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR KCR M. Jacobs J. Shields -14% 11% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Butler Scores; Teahen Scores
t3 1-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R TBR P. Burrell B. Bannister 12% 61% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Crawford Scores; Zobrist to 3B
b3 1-2 0 123 2,(0-1)  RR KCR M. Teahen J. Shields -11% 25% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); DeJesus Scores; Bloomquist Scores; Butler to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rays Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O TBR B. Upton B. Bannister -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O TBR C. Crawford B. Bannister -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O TBR E. Longoria B. Bannister -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rays' James Shields facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Shields -6% 39% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist J. Shields 1% 41% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); DeJesus to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 4,(3-0)  KCR B. Butler J. Shields -2% 39% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  RO KCR M. Teahen J. Shields -1% 38% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; DeJesus Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs J. Shields 2% 40% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Rays Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  TBR C. Pena B. Bannister 4% 44% Walk
t2 0-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O TBR B. Zobrist B. Bannister -4% 40% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t2 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TBR P. Burrell B. Bannister -3% 37% Flyball: LF
t2 0-1 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  TBR G. Gross B. Bannister 3% 40% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Pena to 3B
t2 0-1 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  TBR J. Bartlett B. Bannister 3% 42% Walk; Gross to 2B
t2 0-1 2 123 5,(1-2)  O TBR D. Navarro B. Bannister -8% 34% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rays 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rays' James Shields facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Olivo J. Shields -5% 29% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b2 1-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Shields 1% 30% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left); Olivo to 3B
b2 1-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Shields 5% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b2 1-0 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O KCR Y. Betancourt J. Shields 3% 39% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Rays Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  TBR B. Upton B. Bannister 7% 46% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t3 0-1 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  R TBR C. Crawford B. Bannister 8% 54% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Upton Scores
t3 1-1 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O TBR E. Longoria B. Bannister -4% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t3 1-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  TBR C. Pena B. Bannister 2% 52% Crawford Steals 2B
t3 1-1 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O TBR C. Pena B. Bannister -4% 48% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t3 1-1 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  TBR B. Zobrist B. Bannister 1% 49% Walk
t3 1-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R TBR P. Burrell B. Bannister 12% 61% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Crawford Scores; Zobrist to 3B
t3 2-1 2 1-3 4,(0-2)  O TBR G. Gross B. Bannister -5% 56% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rays 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Rays' James Shields facing 1-2-3
b3 1-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Shields -4% 52% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b3 1-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR W. Bloomquist J. Shields -7% 45% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS); DeJesus to 2B
b3 1-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Butler J. Shields -9% 37% Single to LF (Fly Ball to LF-CF); DeJesus to 3B; Bloomquist to 2B
b3 1-2 0 123 2,(0-1)  RR KCR M. Teahen J. Shields -11% 25% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); DeJesus Scores; Bloomquist Scores; Butler to 2B
b3 3-2 0 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR KCR M. Jacobs J. Shields -14% 11% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Butler Scores; Teahen Scores
b3 6-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Shields 1% 12% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b3 6-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Shields 1% 12% Strikeout Looking
b3 6-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Shields 0% 13% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 4th, Rays Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 8-9-1
t4 2-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TBR J. Bartlett B. Bannister -2% 11% Flyball: LF
t4 2-6 1 --- 8,(3-2)  TBR D. Navarro B. Bannister 2% 13% Reached on E5 (Pop Fly to Weak SS)
t4 2-6 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O TBR B. Upton B. Bannister -2% 11% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-6 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  TBR C. Crawford B. Bannister 2% 12% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Navarro to 2B
t4 2-6 2 12- 6,(3-2)  R TBR E. Longoria B. Bannister 7% 19% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Navarro Scores/unER; Crawford to 3B
t4 3-6 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  R TBR C. Pena B. Bannister 6% 25% Passed Ball; Crawford Scores/unER; Longoria to 2B
t4 4-6 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O TBR C. Pena B. Bannister -4% 22% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rays 4, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Rays' James Shields facing 9-1-2
b4 6-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR Y. Betancourt J. Shields -2% 19% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 6-4 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  OO KCR D. DeJesus J. Shields 5% 24% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b4 6-4 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist J. Shields 1% 25% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 4, Royals 6.
Top of the 5th, Rays Batting, Behind 4-6, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 5-6-7
t5 4-6 0 --- 9,(3-2)  TBR B. Zobrist B. Bannister 5% 30% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
t5 4-6 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO TBR P. Burrell B. Bannister -10% 20% Line Drive Double Play: 2B; Zobrist out at 1B/2B-1B
t5 4-6 2 --- 5,(3-1)  TBR G. Gross B. Bannister 2% 22% Walk
t5 4-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TBR J. Bartlett B. Bannister -3% 19% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 4, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Rays' James Shields facing 3-4-5
b5 6-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Shields 2% 20% Strikeout Looking
b5 6-4 1 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR M. Teahen J. Shields -2% 19% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b5 6-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Jacobs J. Shields 2% 21% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
b5 6-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Olivo J. Shields -1% 19% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Teahen to 2B
b5 6-4 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Shields 3% 22% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rays 4, Royals 6.
Top of the 6th, Rays Batting, Behind 4-6, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 9-1-2
Ron Mahay replaces Brian Bannister pitching
t6 4-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR D. Navarro R. Mahay -3% 19% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 4-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  TBR B. Upton R. Mahay 4% 23% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 4-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O TBR C. Crawford R. Mahay -3% 20% Groundout: 2B-1B; Upton to 2B
t6 4-6 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O TBR E. Longoria R. Mahay -4% 16% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 4, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Rays' James Shields facing 8-9-1
b6 6-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Shields 1% 17% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b6 6-4 1 --- 9,(2-2)  KCR Y. Betancourt J. Shields -5% 12% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
Randy Choate replaces James Shields pitching
b6 6-4 1 --3 3,(1-1)  R KCR D. DeJesus R. Choate -3% 9% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Betancourt Scores
Chad Bradford replaces Randy Choate pitching
b6 7-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist C. Bradford 1% 10% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b6 7-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler C. Bradford 1% 11% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 4, Royals 7.
Top of the 7th, Rays Batting, Behind 4-7, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 4-5-6
t7 4-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TBR C. Pena R. Mahay -2% 8% Flyball: LF
t7 4-7 1 --- 8,(3-2)  TBR B. Zobrist R. Mahay 3% 11% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
Jamey Wright replaces Ron Mahay pitching
t7 4-7 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR TBR P. Burrell J. Wright 15% 27% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Zobrist Scores
t7 6-7 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O TBR G. Gross J. Wright -3% 23% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t7 6-7 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O TBR J. Bartlett J. Wright -2% 21% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 6, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-6, Rays' Joe Nelson facing 4-5-6
Joe Nelson replaces Chad Bradford pitching
b7 7-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Nelson 2% 23% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b7 7-6 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs J. Nelson 1% 25% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b7 7-6 2 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Olivo J. Nelson -1% 24% Walk
b7 7-6 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Gordon J. Nelson -2% 22% Single to RF (Line Drive); Olivo to 2B
b7 7-6 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Nelson 4% 26% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rays 6, Royals 7.
Top of the 8th, Rays Batting, Behind 6-7, Royals' Juan Cruz facing 9-1-2
Juan Cruz replaces Jamey Wright pitching
t8 6-7 0 --- 7,(1-2)  O TBR D. Navarro J. Cruz -6% 20% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 6-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TBR B. Upton J. Cruz -4% 16% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t8 6-7 2 --- 4,(0-2)  TBR C. Crawford J. Cruz 3% 19% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t8 6-7 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  TBR E. Longoria J. Cruz 2% 22% Wild Pitch; Crawford to 2B
t8 6-7 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  RR TBR E. Longoria J. Cruz 48% 70% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Crawford Scores
John Bale replaces Juan Cruz pitching
t8 8-7 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR C. Pena J. Bale -1% 69% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 8, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 7-8, Rays' Dan Wheeler facing 9-1-2
Dan Wheeler replaces Joe Nelson pitching
b8 7-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR Y. Betancourt D. Wheeler 6% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b8 7-8 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus D. Wheeler 5% 80% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b8 7-8 2 --- 11,(3-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist D. Wheeler 3% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 8, Royals 7.
Top of the 9th, Rays Batting, Ahead 8-7, Royals' John Bale facing 5-6-7
t9 8-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O TBR B. Zobrist J. Bale -2% 81% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 8-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O TBR P. Burrell J. Bale -1% 80% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t9 8-7 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O TBR G. Gross J. Bale -1% 79% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 8, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 7-8, Rays' J.P. Howell facing 3-4-5
J.P. Howell replaces Dan Wheeler pitching
b9 7-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Howell 9% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b9 7-8 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Howell 7% 95% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
Jose Guillen pinch hits for Mike Jacobs (DH) batting 5th
b9 7-8 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Howell 5% 100% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 8, Royals 7.

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