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TEX
@LAA
2
3
CLE
@CHW
5
8
MIN
@DET
11
0
OAK
@KCR
6
12
BOS
@NYY
0
5
TBR
@SEA
10
4
BAL
@TOR
2
3
 
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@COL
6
5
MIL
@HOU
12
5
ATL
@LAD
2
1
 
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@PHI
6
4
STL
@PIT
5
3
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@SDP
1
3
CIN
@SFG
2
4
ARI
@WSN
2
5
Saturday, August 8, 2009, 6:16PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 29,818, Time of Game: 3:24
Athletics
6
48-62
 Lost 1 
4th, 18 GB
at Royals
12
43-67
 Won 1 
5th, 15½ GB
W: Zack Greinke (11-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  3  0   0  0  0   0  0  3    6 11  0
Royals          0  0  2   4  2  1   0  3  X   12 17  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 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .285 .340 .429 .769 23 14 0.089 0.67 0.092 -0.004 0.4 1 2 2B,SB
Rajai Davis CF 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .288 .361 .412 .773 24 14 -0.064 0.57 0.006 -0.070 0.3 6 0
Scott Hairston LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .281 .334 .497 .831 10 7 -0.084 1.05 0.000 -0.084 -1.1 3 0
   Aaron Cunningham LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .146 .212 .250 .462 11 6 -0.004 0.09 0.000 -0.004 -0.6 0 0
Jack Cust DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .230 .342 .393 .735 16 8 -0.058 0.60 0.004 -0.062 -0.5
Kurt Suzuki C 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .279 .317 .406 .723 7 4 0.043 0.56 0.052 -0.009 0.5 7 2
   Landon Powell PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253 .327 .402 .729 4 2 -0.007 0.25 0.000 -0.007 -0.5 0 0
Tommy Everidge 1B 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .295 .385 .477 .862 9 4 0.059 0.66 0.077 -0.017 1.7 4 0 HR
Ryan Sweeney RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .268 .317 .357 .674 24 15 0.021 0.82 0.074 -0.053 -0.5 1 0 GDP
Mark Ellis 2B 4 1 2 3 0 0 4 .251 .293 .393 .685 13 9 0.096 0.80 0.123 -0.027 2.1 0 1 HR
Cliff Pennington SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .323 .364 .484 .848 16 8 -0.066 0.40 0.001 -0.066 -0.7 1 1
Clayton Mortensen P 0 0
   Edgar Gonzalez P 1 1
   Brad Ziegler P 0 0
Team Totals 36 6 11 6 3 6 39 .306 .359 .500 .859 157 91 0.025 0.62 0.429 -0.403 1.3 24 7
2B: A Kennedy (19, off Z Greinke).
HR: T Everidge (1, off J Soria, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF-RF); M Ellis (5, off J Soria, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: T Everidge 5; M Ellis 5; A Kennedy 3; K Suzuki 2; C Pennington; R Davis; R Sweeney.
GIDP: R Sweeney (13).
RBI: M Ellis 3 (31); R Davis (25); T Everidge (6); A Kennedy (44).
2-out RBI: R Davis.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Baserunning
SB: A Kennedy (13, 2nd base off Z Greinke/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 3 1 1 2 0 0 4 .263 .329 .412 .741 21 12 0.088 0.85 0.121 -0.032 0.5 0 0 2B,SF
   Mitch Maier PH-CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .229 .311 .331 .642 3 2 0.001 0.01 0.001 0.000 0.4 0 0 2B
Willie Bloomquist CF-RF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .260 .304 .353 .658 25 19 -0.042 0.47 0.001 -0.044 -0.7 2 0
Billy Butler 1B 4 2 3 3 0 1 5 .300 .357 .485 .842 13 10 0.046 0.50 0.056 -0.011 2.8 11 0 3·2B,SF
Mark Teahen RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .283 .340 .427 .766 17 7 0.062 0.46 0.078 -0.015 1.2 3 0
   Josh Anderson RF-LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .246 .283 .314 .597 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.2 1 0
Alberto Callaspo 2B 4 1 3 2 1 0 5 .302 .352 .447 .799 19 9 0.124 0.64 0.125 -0.001 2.4 0 4
Mike Jacobs DH 5 1 3 3 0 1 5 .231 .306 .431 .736 22 14 0.152 0.89 0.208 -0.056 2.3 HR,2B
Miguel Olivo C 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .240 .271 .466 .737 18 11 0.041 0.62 0.100 -0.058 -0.9 6 0 HR
Alex Gordon 3B 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .211 .326 .289 .615 23 15 -0.006 0.68 0.043 -0.049 -0.5 2 1 SB
Yuniesky Betancourt SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .236 .262 .329 .591 16 8 0.057 0.47 0.080 -0.023 0.2 2 3 CS
Zack Greinke P 0 0
   Jamey Wright P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
Team Totals 38 12 17 11 3 7 43 .447 .465 .763 1.228 178 108 0.523 0.59 0.813 -0.289 7.8 27 8
2B: D DeJesus (22, off C Mortensen); B Butler 3 (36, 1 off C Mortensen, 2 off E Gonzalez); M Jacobs (12, off E Gonzalez); M Maier (10, off E Gonzalez).
HR: M Jacobs (15, off C Mortensen, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to CF-RF); M Olivo (15, off C Mortensen, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
SF: B Butler (3, off C Mortensen); D DeJesus (3, off C Mortensen).
TB: M Jacobs 7; B Butler 6; M Olivo 4; A Callaspo 3; D DeJesus 2; Y Betancourt 2; M Maier 2; J Anderson; W Bloomquist; M Teahen.
RBI: M Jacobs 3 (38); B Butler 3 (57); A Callaspo 2 (44); D DeJesus 2 (53); M Olivo (39).
2-out RBI: B Butler 2; M Jacobs; A Callaspo.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 7 for 19.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Butler; A Callaspo-Y Betancourt-B Butler.
Baserunning
SB: A Gordon (4, 2nd base off C Mortensen/K Suzuki).
CS: Y Betancourt (2, 2nd base by C Mortensen/K Suzuki).

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
Clayton Mortensen, L (0-1) 4 8 8 8 3 5 2 12.86 22 95 54 29 10 15 5 9 1 0 16 -0.496 1.03 -5.2
Edgar Gonzalez 3.2 9 4 4 0 2 0 5.16 20 82 53 37 7 9 6 12 5 0 2 2 -0.028 0.12 -3.0
Brad Ziegler 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.88 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 8 17 12 12 3 7 2 13.50 43 178 108 67 17 24 12 21 6 0 16 4 2 -0.524 0.59 -7.8
C Mortensen faced 2 batters in the 5th 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, W (11-7) 7 7 3 3 2 5 0 2.43 29 115 67 40 6 21 8 14 5 0 54 -0.031 0.85 0.7
Jamey Wright 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.03 3 12 4 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.007 0.17 0.5
Joakim Soria 1 4 3 3 0 1 2 2.48 7 30 20 14 3 3 2 4 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 -2.5
Team Totals 9 11 6 6 3 6 2 6.00 39 157 91 57 9 25 11 19 7 0 54 0 0 -0.024 0.62 -1.3
Balks: None.
WP: E Gonzalez (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jeff Kellogg, 1B - Scott Barry, 2B - Rob Drake, 3B - Tim Timmons.
Time of Game: 3:24.
Attendance: 29,818.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 95° F, Wind 15mph from Right to Left, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR KCR M. Jacobs C. Mortensen 21% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Callaspo Scores
t2 0-0 0 123 6,(3-2)  RR OAK M. Ellis Z. Greinke -12% 21% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Suzuki Scores; Everidge Scores; Sweeney to 3B
b3 0-3 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  R KCR D. DeJesus C. Mortensen 12% 40% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Betancourt Scores
b4 4-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R KCR M. Olivo C. Mortensen 10% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t2 0-0 0 12- 4,(2-1)  OAK R. Sweeney Z. Greinke -7% 33% Single to LF (Line Drive); Suzuki to 3B; Everidge to 2B

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' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK A. Kennedy Z. Greinke -4% 46% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O OAK R. Davis Z. Greinke 3% 50% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OAK S. Hairston Z. Greinke -2% 48% Kennedy Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O OAK S. Hairston Z. Greinke 3% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Cust Z. Greinke 3% 55% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Clayton Mortensen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus C. Mortensen -2% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist C. Mortensen -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler C. Mortensen -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  OAK K. Suzuki Z. Greinke -4% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  OAK T. Everidge Z. Greinke -6% 41% Walk; Suzuki to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- 4,(2-1)  OAK R. Sweeney Z. Greinke -7% 33% Single to LF (Line Drive); Suzuki to 3B; Everidge to 2B
t2 0-0 0 123 6,(3-2)  RR OAK M. Ellis Z. Greinke -12% 21% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Suzuki Scores; Everidge Scores; Sweeney to 3B
t2 2-0 0 1-3 4,(2-1)  O OAK C. Pennington Z. Greinke 4% 25% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t2 2-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  RO OAK A. Kennedy Z. Greinke -2% 23% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Sweeney Scores; Ellis to 2B
t2 3-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  OAK R. Davis Z. Greinke -1% 23% Walk
t2 3-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O OAK S. Hairston Z. Greinke 3% 26% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Clayton Mortensen facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Teahen C. Mortensen 4% 29% Walk
b2 0-3 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Callaspo C. Mortensen 6% 35% Walk; Teahen to 2B
b2 0-3 0 12- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs C. Mortensen -6% 30% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-3 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Olivo C. Mortensen -5% 25% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-3 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Mortensen -4% 21% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 4-5-6
t3 3-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Cust Z. Greinke 1% 22% Strikeout Looking
t3 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK K. Suzuki Z. Greinke -1% 21% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t3 3-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O OAK T. Everidge Z. Greinke 2% 22% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t3 3-0 2 1-- 10,(3-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney Z. Greinke 1% 24% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Clayton Mortensen facing 9-1-2
b3 0-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR Y. Betancourt C. Mortensen 4% 28% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b3 0-3 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  R KCR D. DeJesus C. Mortensen 12% 40% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Betancourt Scores
b3 1-3 0 -2- 8,(3-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist C. Mortensen -2% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B; DeJesus to 3B
b3 1-3 1 --3 1,(0-0)  RO KCR B. Butler C. Mortensen 1% 39% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); DeJesus Scores
b3 2-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Mortensen -1% 38% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 8-9-1
t4 3-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Ellis Z. Greinke 2% 40% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 3-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK C. Pennington Z. Greinke 2% 42% Strikeout Looking
t4 3-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK A. Kennedy Z. Greinke -2% 40% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t4 3-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O OAK R. Davis Z. Greinke 3% 43% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Clayton Mortensen facing 5-6-7
b4 2-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR A. Callaspo C. Mortensen 5% 48% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b4 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR KCR M. Jacobs C. Mortensen 21% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Callaspo Scores
b4 4-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R KCR M. Olivo C. Mortensen 10% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b4 5-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR A. Gordon C. Mortensen 2% 81% Walk
b4 5-3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR Y. Betancourt C. Mortensen 2% 83% Gordon Steals 2B
b4 5-3 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  KCR Y. Betancourt C. Mortensen 4% 87% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Gordon to 3B
b4 5-3 0 1-3 6,(3-2)  RO KCR D. DeJesus C. Mortensen -1% 86% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Gordon Scores
b4 6-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR W. Bloomquist C. Mortensen -2% 84% Betancourt Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b4 6-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist C. Mortensen -1% 83% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 6.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 3-4-5
t5 3-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK S. Hairston Z. Greinke 2% 86% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t5 3-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK J. Cust Z. Greinke 2% 87% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 3-6 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK K. Suzuki Z. Greinke 1% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Athletics' Clayton Mortensen facing 3-4-5
b5 6-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR B. Butler C. Mortensen 3% 91% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b5 6-3 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Teahen C. Mortensen 2% 93% Single to 3B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak SS); Butler to 3B
Edgar Gonzalez replaces Clayton Mortensen pitching
b5 6-3 0 1-3 4,(2-1)  R KCR A. Callaspo E. Gonzalez 2% 95% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Butler Scores; Teahen to 2B
b5 7-3 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs E. Gonzalez 0% 95% Groundout: P unassisted (Weak 2B-1B); Teahen to 3B; Callaspo to 2B
b5 7-3 1 -23 2,(0-1)  R KCR M. Olivo E. Gonzalez 2% 97% Wild Pitch; Teahen Scores; Callaspo to 3B
b5 8-3 1 --3 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Olivo E. Gonzalez -1% 96% Fielder's Choice P; Callaspo out at Hm/P-3B-C-3B; Olivo to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b5 8-3 2 -2- 7,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon E. Gonzalez -1% 95% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 8.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-8, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 6-7-8
t6 3-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK T. Everidge Z. Greinke -2% 93% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t6 3-8 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO OAK R. Sweeney Z. Greinke 4% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t6 3-8 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. Ellis Z. Greinke 0% 97% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-3, Athletics' Edgar Gonzalez facing 9-1-2
b6 8-3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR Y. Betancourt E. Gonzalez -0% 97% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b6 8-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus E. Gonzalez -0% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b6 8-3 2 --- 8,(2-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist E. Gonzalez 0% 97% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b6 8-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  R KCR B. Butler E. Gonzalez 1% 98% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Bloomquist Scores
b6 9-3 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen E. Gonzalez -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 9.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-9, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 9-1-2
Josh Anderson replaces Mark Teahen playing RF batting 4th
t7 3-9 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK C. Pennington Z. Greinke 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-9 1 --- 9,(3-2)  O OAK A. Kennedy Z. Greinke 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-9 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK R. Davis Z. Greinke 0% 99% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-3, Athletics' Edgar Gonzalez facing 5-6-7
Aaron Cunningham replaces Scott Hairston playing LF batting 3rd
b7 9-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo E. Gonzalez -0% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b7 9-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Jacobs E. Gonzalez 0% 99% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b7 9-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Olivo E. Gonzalez -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b7 9-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon E. Gonzalez -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 9.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-9, Royals' Jamey Wright facing 3-4-5
Jamey Wright replaces Zack Greinke pitching
t8 3-9 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK A. Cunningham J. Wright 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-9 1 --- 4,(3-0)  OAK J. Cust J. Wright -0% 99% Walk
Landon Powell pinch hits for Kurt Suzuki (C) batting 5th
t8 3-9 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO OAK L. Powell J. Wright 1% 100% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Cust out at 1B/1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-3, Athletics' Edgar Gonzalez facing 9-1-2
Landon Powell moves from PH to C
b8 9-3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR Y. Betancourt E. Gonzalez -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
Mitch Maier pinch hits for David DeJesus (LF) batting 1st
b8 9-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Maier E. Gonzalez 0% 100% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b8 9-3 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist E. Gonzalez -0% 100% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b8 9-3 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R KCR B. Butler E. Gonzalez 0% 100% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Maier Scores
b8 10-3 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Anderson E. Gonzalez 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Butler to 3B
b8 10-3 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  R KCR A. Callaspo E. Gonzalez 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Butler Scores; Anderson to 3B
b8 11-3 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  R KCR M. Jacobs E. Gonzalez 0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Anderson Scores; Callaspo to 2B
Brad Ziegler replaces Edgar Gonzalez pitching
b8 12-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Olivo B. Ziegler -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 12.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-12, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 6-7-8
Joakim Soria replaces Jamey Wright pitching
Josh Anderson moves from RF to LF
Mitch Maier moves from PH to CF
Willie Bloomquist moves from CF to RF
t9 3-12 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R OAK T. Everidge J. Soria -0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t9 4-12 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney J. Soria 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t9 4-12 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R OAK M. Ellis J. Soria -0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t9 5-12 1 --- 3,(2-0)  OAK C. Pennington J. Soria -0% 100% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
t9 5-12 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O OAK A. Kennedy J. Soria 0% 100% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
t9 5-12 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK R. Davis J. Soria 0% 100% Defensive Indifference; Pennington to 2B
t9 5-12 2 -2- 11,(3-2)  R OAK R. Davis J. Soria -0% 100% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Pennington Scores
t9 6-12 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  OAK A. Cunningham J. Soria 0% 100% Defensive Indifference; Davis to 2B
t9 6-12 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O OAK A. Cunningham J. Soria 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 12.

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