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TEX
@LAA
11
6
CLE
@CHW
6
2
MIN
@DET
8
10
OAK
@KCR
9
4
BOS
@NYY
0
2
 
(15)
TBR
@SEA
6
7
 
(11)
BAL
@TOR
7
5
CHC
@COL
2
6
MIL
@HOU
3
6
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@LAD
9
5
 
(12)
FLA
@PHI
3
2
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@PIT
6
4
NYM
@SDP
2
6
CIN
@SFG
10
5
ARI
@WSN
6
7
Friday, August 7, 2009, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 21,918, Time of Game: 3:09
Athletics
9
48-61
 Won 1 
4th, 17 GB
at Royals
4
42-67
 Lost 1 
5th, 16½ GB
W: Vin Mazzaro (3-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  1  1   5  0  0   0  1  1    9 11  0
Royals          0  1  0   1  1  1   0  0  0    4 14  0

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Adam Kennedy 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 5 .284 .339 .427 .766 17 9 -0.048 0.64 0.003 -0.052 -0.9 0 1 SH
Rajai Davis CF 4 1 2 1 0 1 5 .289 .360 .416 .776 17 14 0.007 0.65 0.034 -0.027 0.3 4 0 SF
Scott Hairston LF 5 0 2 3 0 1 5 .284 .338 .502 .839 15 11 0.044 0.49 0.075 -0.031 2.3 3 0 2B
Jack Cust DH 4 1 1 0 1 2 5 .232 .343 .396 .739 24 14 0.146 0.86 0.162 -0.016 0.6
Kurt Suzuki C 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 .276 .314 .404 .718 18 13 -0.068 0.58 0.000 -0.068 -1.3 4 0
Tommy Everidge 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .268 .354 .390 .744 19 11 0.094 0.56 0.105 -0.011 0.7 8 0
   Bobby Crosby 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .296 .337 .633 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Ryan Sweeney RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .268 .318 .358 .676 20 12 -0.013 0.59 0.040 -0.053 0.3 1 1 HR
Mark Ellis 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .246 .289 .374 .663 13 10 -0.016 0.46 0.016 -0.032 -0.4 3 4
Cliff Pennington SS 4 2 3 2 0 0 4 .333 .379 .519 .898 8 5 0.225 0.60 0.227 -0.002 2.8 2 5 2·2B,SB
Vin Mazzaro P 0 1
   Santiago Casilla P 0 0
   Craig Breslow P 0 0
   Michael Wuertz P 0 0
   Jeff Gray P 0 0
Team Totals 36 9 11 8 3 6 41 .306 .350 .472 .822 151 99 0.371 0.62 0.662 -0.292 4.3 27 12
2B: C Pennington 2 (2, 2 off B Bannister); S Hairston (19, off J Bale).
HR: R Sweeney (4, off R Tejeda, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
SF: R Davis (1, off B Bannister).
SH: A Kennedy (5, off B Bannister).
TB: C Pennington 5; R Sweeney 4; S Hairston 3; R Davis 2; J Cust; M Ellis; T Everidge.
RBI: S Hairston 3 (45); C Pennington 2 (4); R Davis (24); R Sweeney (28); T Everidge (5).
2-out RBI: S Hairston 2; C Pennington 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Ellis-C Pennington-B Crosby.
PB: K Suzuki (2).
Outfield Assists: R Sweeney (B Butler at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: C Pennington (1, 2nd base off R Tejeda/B Pena).

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 0 3 2 0 0 5 .263 .330 .410 .740 21 11 0.073 0.90 0.140 -0.067 1.7 6 0 3B,2B
Josh Anderson CF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .241 .279 .310 .589 12 10 -0.082 0.96 0.032 -0.114 -0.8 2 0
Billy Butler 1B 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .296 .354 .475 .829 21 10 -0.028 0.97 0.077 -0.105 -0.3 6 1 2B,GDP
Brayan Pena C 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .317 .356 .476 .831 16 9 -0.106 0.89 0.012 -0.118 -0.7 7 0 2B
Alberto Callaspo 2B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .298 .346 .444 .790 12 9 0.035 1.04 0.094 -0.058 -0.2 2 1
Mark Teahen RF 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 .282 .338 .427 .766 24 12 -0.057 1.05 0.037 -0.094 -0.6 1 0
Mike Jacobs DH 2 0 2 1 1 0 3 .224 .301 .414 .715 17 9 0.109 0.89 0.109 0.000 1.8
   John Buck PH 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .222 .292 .427 .720 8 6 -0.059 0.79 0.000 -0.059 -1.0
Alex Gordon 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .219 .329 .301 .631 13 8 -0.135 1.40 0.000 -0.135 -1.7 1 1
Yuniesky Betancourt SS 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .232 .259 .327 .585 17 10 0.119 0.97 0.148 -0.030 1.0 1 3 2B
Brian Bannister P 1 3
   Rob Tejeda P 0 0
   John Bale P 0 0
Team Totals 39 4 14 4 4 3 43 .359 .419 .513 .931 161 94 -0.131 1.00 0.649 -0.780 -0.7 27 9
2B: B Butler (33, off V Mazzaro); Y Betancourt (13, off S Casilla); D DeJesus (21, off S Casilla); B Pena (7, off J Gray).
3B: D DeJesus (7, off V Mazzaro).
TB: D DeJesus 6; B Butler 3; Y Betancourt 3; B Pena 2; A Callaspo 2; M Jacobs 2; J Anderson; M Teahen.
GIDP: B Butler (14).
RBI: D DeJesus 2 (51); Y Betancourt (28); M Jacobs (35).
2-out RBI: M Jacobs; D DeJesus; Y Betancourt.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 4 for 20.
Fielding
PB: B Pena (1).

Oakland Athletics

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
Vin Mazzaro, W (3-8) 5 8 3 3 4 1 0 5.70 26 94 52 36 2 14 13 8 3 0 36 0.043 0.98 -0.4
Santiago Casilla 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 5.66 5 17 10 8 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 -0.008 1.26 -0.5
Craig Breslow, H (10) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.47 4 12 8 5 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.058 1.52 0.5
Michael Wuertz 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.40 4 21 13 9 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.030 0.86 0.5
Jeff Gray 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4 17 11 7 0 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.008 0.24 0.5
Team Totals 9 14 4 4 4 3 0 4.00 43 161 94 65 3 26 21 15 5 0 36 0 0 0.131 1.00 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
Brian Bannister, L (7-8) 4 7 7 7 3 1 0 3.97 22 80 48 34 1 13 11 7 2 0 18 -0.386 0.96 -4.9
Rob Tejeda 3.2 2 1 1 0 4 1 4.98 13 51 35 18 8 9 1 8 1 0 0 0 0.022 0.26 1.0
John Bale 1.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 6.75 6 20 16 9 2 5 2 3 2 0 0 0 -0.005 0.07 -0.4
Team Totals 9 11 9 9 3 6 1 9.00 41 151 99 61 11 27 14 18 5 0 18 0 0 -0.369 0.62 -4.3
Balks: None.
WP: B Bannister 2 (7).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Timmons, 1B - Jeff Kellogg, 2B - Scott Barry, 3B - Rob Drake.
Time of Game: 3:09.
Attendance: 21,918.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 90° F, Wind 18mph 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
t4 3-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RR OAK C. Pennington B. Bannister 15% 87% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Everidge Scores; Ellis Scores
b2 0-1 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R KCR Y. Betancourt V. Mazzaro -10% 46% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Teahen Scores; Gordon to 2B
b6 3-7 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  R KCR D. DeJesus S. Casilla -9% 77% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Betancourt Scores
t2 0-0 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  R OAK T. Everidge B. Bannister 9% 60% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Suzuki Scores
t3 1-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  OAK C. Pennington B. Bannister 7% 57% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK A. Kennedy B. Bannister -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK R. Davis B. Bannister -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK S. Hairston B. Bannister -1% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Vin Mazzaro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus V. Mazzaro 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Anderson V. Mazzaro 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Butler V. Mazzaro -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR B. Pena V. Mazzaro 2% 50% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK J. Cust B. Bannister 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OAK K. Suzuki B. Bannister 2% 56% Wild Pitch; Cust to 2B
t2 0-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O OAK K. Suzuki B. Bannister -4% 52% Fielder's Choice P; Cust out at 3B/P-SS-3B; Suzuki to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
t2 0-0 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  R OAK T. Everidge B. Bannister 9% 60% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Suzuki Scores
t2 1-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney B. Bannister -3% 58% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t2 1-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. Ellis B. Bannister -2% 56% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Vin Mazzaro facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo V. Mazzaro 3% 58% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b2 0-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Teahen V. Mazzaro -3% 55% Walk
b2 0-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Jacobs V. Mazzaro -4% 51% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Teahen to 2B
b2 0-1 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Gordon V. Mazzaro 4% 56% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Teahen to 3B
b2 0-1 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R KCR Y. Betancourt V. Mazzaro -10% 46% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Teahen Scores; Gordon to 2B
b2 1-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus V. Mazzaro 4% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  OAK C. Pennington B. Bannister 7% 57% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t3 1-1 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O OAK A. Kennedy B. Bannister -2% 55% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Pennington to 3B
t3 1-1 1 --3 8,(3-2)  RO OAK R. Davis B. Bannister 2% 57% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (LF-CF); Pennington Scores
t3 2-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK S. Hairston B. Bannister -1% 56% Lineout: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Vin Mazzaro facing 2-3-4
b3 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Anderson V. Mazzaro 3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR B. Butler V. Mazzaro -3% 56% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b3 1-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Pena V. Mazzaro 3% 59% Flyball: LF
b3 1-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR A. Callaspo V. Mazzaro -2% 57% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Butler to 2B
b3 1-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen V. Mazzaro 5% 62% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Butler out at Hm/RF-C; Callaspo to 2B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 4-5-6
t4 2-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  OAK J. Cust B. Bannister 4% 66% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t4 2-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OAK K. Suzuki B. Bannister 3% 68% Passed Ball; Cust to 2B
t4 2-1 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  O OAK K. Suzuki B. Bannister -1% 67% Groundout: 1B-P; Cust to 3B
t4 2-1 1 --3 5,(2-2)  R OAK T. Everidge B. Bannister 4% 71% Wild Pitch; Cust Scores
t4 3-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK T. Everidge B. Bannister 2% 73% Walk
t4 3-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O OAK R. Sweeney B. Bannister -2% 71% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
t4 3-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  OAK M. Ellis B. Bannister 2% 72% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Everidge to 2B
t4 3-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RR OAK C. Pennington B. Bannister 15% 87% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Everidge Scores; Ellis Scores
t4 5-1 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  OAK A. Kennedy B. Bannister 0% 87% Walk
t4 5-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  OAK R. Davis B. Bannister 1% 88% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Pennington to 3B; Kennedy to 2B
t4 5-1 2 123 1,(0-0)  RR OAK S. Hairston B. Bannister 7% 95% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Pennington Scores; Kennedy Scores; Davis to 2B
t4 7-1 2 12- 7,(2-2)  O OAK J. Cust B. Bannister -1% 94% Strikeout Looking
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 7, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-7, Athletics' Vin Mazzaro facing 7-8-9
b4 1-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Jacobs V. Mazzaro -2% 92% Walk
b4 1-7 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Gordon V. Mazzaro 2% 94% Popfly: 2B (Short CF)
b4 1-7 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR Y. Betancourt V. Mazzaro 1% 95% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b4 1-7 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  R KCR D. DeJesus V. Mazzaro -4% 92% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Betancourt Scores
b4 2-7 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Anderson V. Mazzaro 2% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 7, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 7-2, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 5-6-7
Rob Tejeda replaces Brian Bannister pitching
t5 7-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK K. Suzuki R. Tejeda -1% 93% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t5 7-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK T. Everidge R. Tejeda -0% 93% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t5 7-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney R. Tejeda -0% 92% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 7, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-7, Athletics' Vin Mazzaro facing 3-4-5
b5 2-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR B. Butler V. Mazzaro -4% 89% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b5 2-7 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Pena V. Mazzaro 3% 91% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
b5 2-7 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo V. Mazzaro 2% 94% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b5 2-7 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  KCR M. Teahen V. Mazzaro -1% 93% Walk
b5 2-7 2 12- 9,(3-2)  R KCR M. Jacobs V. Mazzaro -5% 88% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Butler Scores; Teahen to 3B
b5 3-7 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Gordon V. Mazzaro 4% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 7, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 7-3, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 8-9-1
t6 7-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK M. Ellis R. Tejeda -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t6 7-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK C. Pennington R. Tejeda 1% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t6 7-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK A. Kennedy R. Tejeda 1% 92% Pennington Steals 2B
t6 7-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O OAK A. Kennedy R. Tejeda -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t6 7-3 2 -2- 5,(0-2)  O OAK R. Davis R. Tejeda -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 7, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-7, Athletics' Santiago Casilla facing 9-1-2
Santiago Casilla replaces Vin Mazzaro pitching
b6 3-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR Y. Betancourt S. Casilla -5% 85% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b6 3-7 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  R KCR D. DeJesus S. Casilla -9% 77% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Betancourt Scores
b6 4-7 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Anderson S. Casilla 5% 82% Strikeout Looking
b6 4-7 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  O KCR B. Butler S. Casilla 4% 86% Flyball: CF
b6 4-7 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR B. Pena S. Casilla 3% 89% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 7, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 7-4, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 3-4-5
t7 7-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK S. Hairston R. Tejeda -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t7 7-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK J. Cust R. Tejeda -1% 87% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t7 7-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK K. Suzuki R. Tejeda -1% 87% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 7, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-7, Athletics' Craig Breslow facing 5-6-7
Craig Breslow replaces Santiago Casilla pitching
b7 4-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR A. Callaspo C. Breslow -5% 82% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b7 4-7 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Teahen C. Breslow -2% 80% Passed Ball; Callaspo to 2B
b7 4-7 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Breslow 4% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Callaspo to 3B
John Buck pinch hits for Mike Jacobs (DH) batting 7th
b7 4-7 1 --3 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Buck C. Breslow 6% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-7 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Breslow 4% 93% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 7, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 7-4, Royals' Rob Tejeda facing 6-7-8
t8 7-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK T. Everidge R. Tejeda -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 7-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  R OAK R. Sweeney R. Tejeda 4% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t8 8-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Ellis R. Tejeda -0% 96% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
John Bale replaces Rob Tejeda pitching
t8 8-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK C. Pennington J. Bale -0% 95% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 8, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-8, Athletics' Michael Wuertz facing 9-1-2
Michael Wuertz replaces Craig Breslow pitching
Bobby Crosby replaces Tommy Everidge playing 1B batting 6th
b8 4-8 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR Y. Betancourt M. Wuertz 2% 97% Flyball: LF
b8 4-8 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus M. Wuertz -2% 95% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b8 4-8 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Anderson M. Wuertz -3% 92% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); DeJesus to 2B
b8 4-8 1 12- 6,(2-2)  OO KCR B. Butler M. Wuertz 6% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 8, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 8-4, Royals' John Bale facing 1-2-3
t9 8-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O OAK A. Kennedy J. Bale -0% 98% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
t9 8-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK R. Davis J. Bale 0% 98% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t9 8-4 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  R OAK S. Hairston J. Bale 1% 99% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Davis Scores
t9 9-4 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O OAK J. Cust J. Bale -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t9 9-4 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O OAK K. Suzuki J. Bale -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 9, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-9, Athletics' Jeff Gray facing 4-5-6
Jeff Gray replaces Michael Wuertz pitching
b9 4-9 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR B. Pena J. Gray -1% 98% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b9 4-9 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Gray 1% 99% Flyball: LF
b9 4-9 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Gray 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Pena to 3B
b9 4-9 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck J. Gray 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 9, Royals 4.

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