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@LAA
7
0
CLE
@CHW
8
4
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@DET
7
8
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@KCR
6
3
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@NYY
2
5
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@SEA
2
11
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@TOR
3
7
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@COL
5
11
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@HOU
0
2
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@LAD
8
2
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@PHI
12
3
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@PIT
7
3
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@SDP
5
1
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@SFG
5
2
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@WSN
2
9
Sunday, August 9, 2009, 1:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 19,439, Time of Game: 2:57
Athletics
6
49-62
 Won 1 
4th, 17 GB
at Royals
3
43-68
 Lost 1 
5th, 16½ GB
L: Luke Hochevar (6-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  4  0   0  0  0   0  1  1    6  9  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   3  0  0    3  9  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 2B-3B 3 0 1 0 2 2 5 .286 .343 .429 .772 29 18 0.025 0.28 0.047 -0.022 0.3 2 4 SB,CS
Rajai Davis CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 5 .293 .367 .414 .781 22 11 -0.039 0.53 0.039 -0.078 -0.1 1 0 2·SB,HBP
Scott Hairston LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .281 .333 .493 .826 17 9 -0.016 0.39 0.006 -0.021 -0.4 2 0
   Aaron Cunningham LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .208 .245 .452 3 2 -0.006 0.22 0.000 -0.006 -0.3 0 0
Jack Cust DH 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .228 .341 .390 .731 11 6 -0.033 0.80 0.037 -0.071 -1.0
Kurt Suzuki C 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .281 .318 .417 .735 9 5 0.209 0.78 0.234 -0.025 1.5 5 2 HR,2B
Tommy Everidge 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .271 .357 .438 .795 18 10 -0.078 0.61 0.000 -0.078 -1.2 8 0
   Mark Ellis 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .293 .393 .685 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 2
Ryan Sweeney RF 3 1 1 3 1 0 4 .268 .319 .366 .685 13 7 0.166 0.50 0.180 -0.014 1.8 3 0 HR,SB
Bobby Crosby 3B-1B 4 2 2 2 0 2 4 .227 .300 .369 .669 14 9 0.094 0.33 0.110 -0.016 1.6 3 0 2·HR
Cliff Pennington SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .286 .324 .429 .753 15 9 -0.026 0.25 0.000 -0.026 -0.9 2 6
Brett Anderson P 0 1
   Michael Wuertz P 0 0
   Brad Ziegler P 0 0
   Andrew Bailey P 0 0
Team Totals 34 6 9 6 4 6 39 .265 .359 .647 1.006 151 86 0.296 0.48 0.653 -0.357 1.3 27 15
2B: K Suzuki (27, off L Hochevar).
HR: R Sweeney (5, off L Hochevar, 2nd inn, 2 on, 1 out to CF-RF); B Crosby 2 (6, 1 off L Hochevar, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF, 1 off J Bale, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); K Suzuki (9, off R Colon, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
HBP: R Davis (3, by L Hochevar).
TB: B Crosby 8; K Suzuki 6; R Sweeney 4; R Davis 2; S Hairston; A Kennedy.
RBI: R Sweeney 3 (31); B Crosby 2 (27); K Suzuki (51).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Pennington-M Ellis-B Crosby; B Anderson-C Pennington-T Everidge.
Baserunning
SB: R Davis 2 (20, 2nd base off L Hochevar/B Pena 2); R Sweeney (5, 2nd base off L Hochevar/B Pena); A Kennedy (14, 2nd base off J Bale/B Pena).
CS: A Kennedy (5, 2nd base by L Hochevar POCS).
Pickoffs: R Davis (1st base by L Hochevar).

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 0 0 0 1 1 4 .261 .328 .409 .737 21 11 -0.036 1.19 0.020 -0.056 -0.5 4 0
Willie Bloomquist 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .257 .304 .350 .654 11 6 -0.097 1.29 0.033 -0.130 -0.4 2 2 SB
Billy Butler DH 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .302 .358 .485 .843 14 10 0.078 0.99 0.113 -0.035 0.4
Mark Teahen 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .282 .339 .425 .764 20 12 -0.185 1.56 0.033 -0.218 -1.1 7 0 GDP
Alberto Callaspo 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .304 .353 .450 .803 19 13 0.075 0.94 0.120 -0.045 0.7 0 2 2B
Brayan Pena C 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .314 .351 .465 .816 22 16 0.023 1.16 0.099 -0.076 0.2 6 0
Mitch Maier CF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .236 .315 .335 .650 13 9 -0.028 1.41 0.065 -0.093 0.1 3 0 SB
Yuniesky Betancourt SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .236 .262 .328 .590 16 9 -0.017 1.16 0.083 -0.100 -0.7 3 2 GDP
Josh Anderson RF 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .240 .277 .307 .584 11 7 -0.019 1.50 0.037 -0.056 -0.3 2 0 SB
Luke Hochevar P 0 2
   Roman Colon P 0 0
   John Bale P 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 9 3 2 6 36 .265 .306 .294 .600 147 93 -0.206 1.23 0.603 -0.809 -1.7 27 8
2B: A Callaspo (30, off B Anderson).
TB: A Callaspo 3; B Butler 2; M Maier 2; B Pena; Y Betancourt; M Teahen.
GIDP: M Teahen (10); Y Betancourt (12).
RBI: J Anderson (17); M Maier (14); B Pena (9).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Baserunning
SB: W Bloomquist (18, 2nd base off B Anderson/K Suzuki); M Maier (6, 2nd base off M Wuertz/K Suzuki); J Anderson (14, 2nd base off M Wuertz/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
Brett Anderson, W (7-8) 6 6 3 3 1 5 0 4.22 24 99 66 42 6 18 11 7 2 0 52 0.028 0.81 0.8
Michael Wuertz, H (14) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.33 5 15 7 5 0 2 3 1 0 0 2 2 0.040 2.68 -0.1
Brad Ziegler, H (9) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.82 4 21 12 9 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.093 1.75 0.5
Andrew Bailey, S (16) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.14 3 12 8 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.044 0.56 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 2 6 0 3.00 36 147 93 60 9 24 19 9 2 0 52 2 2 0.205 1.23 1.7
B Anderson faced 3 batters in the 7th 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
Luke Hochevar, L (6-5) 7 7 4 4 3 6 2 5.38 30 114 67 36 16 15 9 11 2 0 50 -0.174 0.52 -0.3
Roman Colon 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 1 5.97 3 10 4 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 -0.095 0.68 -0.6
John Bale 1.1 1 1 1 1 0 1 6.75 6 27 15 11 1 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 -0.026 0.20 -0.4
Team Totals 9 9 6 6 4 6 4 6.00 39 151 86 51 17 18 10 18 3 0 50 0 0 -0.295 0.48 -1.3
Balks: None.
WP: M Wuertz (4).
HBP: L Hochevar (6; R Davis).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: L Hochevar 2 (4; A Kennedy, 2nd base (CS), R Davis, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Scott Barry, 1B - Rob Drake, 2B - Tim Timmons, 3B - Jeff Kellogg.
Time of Game: 2:57.
Attendance: 19,439.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 92° F, Wind 12mph from Right to Left, Sunny.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 1 -23 2,(0-1)  RRR OAK R. Sweeney L. Hochevar 17% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Cust Scores; Suzuki Scores
b8 3-5 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO KCR M. Teahen B. Ziegler 15% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t8 4-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  R OAK K. Suzuki R. Colon 13% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b7 3-4 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist M. Wuertz 11% 74% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OAK K. Suzuki L. Hochevar 11% 64% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Cust to 3B

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' Luke Hochevar facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK A. Kennedy L. Hochevar 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK R. Davis L. Hochevar -3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 1-- O OAK S. Hairston L. Hochevar -4% 46% Davis Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK S. Hairston L. Hochevar -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Brett Anderson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus B. Anderson 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR W. Bloomquist B. Anderson -2% 45% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler B. Anderson 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging, Bloomquist Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen B. Anderson 3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK J. Cust L. Hochevar 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OAK K. Suzuki L. Hochevar 11% 64% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Cust to 3B
t2 0-0 0 -23 2,(0-1)  O OAK T. Everidge L. Hochevar -5% 59% Lineout: SS (Deep SS)
t2 0-0 1 -23 2,(0-1)  RRR OAK R. Sweeney L. Hochevar 17% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Cust Scores; Suzuki Scores
t2 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R OAK B. Crosby L. Hochevar 7% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t2 4-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK C. Pennington L. Hochevar -1% 82% Strikeout Swinging
t2 4-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK A. Kennedy L. Hochevar -1% 82% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' Brett Anderson facing 5-6-7
b2 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo B. Anderson 2% 83% Flyball: RF
b2 0-4 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR B. Pena B. Anderson 1% 85% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b2 0-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR M. Maier B. Anderson -1% 84% Single to P (Ground Ball to Front of Home)
b2 0-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR Y. Betancourt B. Anderson 2% 86% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 2-3-4
t3 4-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK R. Davis L. Hochevar 2% 87% Hit By Pitch
t3 4-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK S. Hairston L. Hochevar 1% 88% Davis Steals 2B
t3 4-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O OAK S. Hairston L. Hochevar -0% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B; Davis to 3B
t3 4-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  O OAK J. Cust L. Hochevar -3% 85% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t3 4-0 2 --3 3,(2-0)  O OAK K. Suzuki L. Hochevar -2% 83% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' Brett Anderson facing 9-1-2
b3 0-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Anderson B. Anderson 2% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus B. Anderson 1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR W. Bloomquist B. Anderson 1% 87% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 6-7-8
t4 4-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK T. Everidge L. Hochevar -1% 86% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
t4 4-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney L. Hochevar -1% 86% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t4 4-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK B. Crosby L. Hochevar -0% 85% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' Brett Anderson facing 3-4-5
b4 0-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Butler B. Anderson -3% 82% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b4 0-4 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen B. Anderson 3% 85% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-4 1 1-- 9,(2-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo B. Anderson 3% 88% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b4 0-4 2 1-- 8,(2-2)  O KCR B. Pena B. Anderson 2% 89% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 9-1-2
t5 4-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK C. Pennington L. Hochevar -1% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t5 4-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK A. Kennedy L. Hochevar -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t5 4-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  OAK R. Davis L. Hochevar 0% 88% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t5 4-0 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  OAK S. Hairston L. Hochevar 0% 89% Davis Steals 2B
t5 4-0 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  OAK S. Hairston L. Hochevar 1% 89% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Davis to 3B
t5 4-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O OAK J. Cust L. Hochevar -2% 87% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' Brett Anderson facing 7-8-9
b5 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Maier B. Anderson -3% 84% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
b5 0-4 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR Y. Betancourt B. Anderson 7% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b5 0-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Anderson B. Anderson 1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 5-6-7
t6 4-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK K. Suzuki L. Hochevar -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 4-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK T. Everidge L. Hochevar -1% 90% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
t6 4-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  OAK R. Sweeney L. Hochevar 0% 91% Walk
t6 4-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK B. Crosby L. Hochevar 0% 91% Sweeney Steals 2B
t6 4-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O OAK B. Crosby L. Hochevar -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' Brett Anderson facing 1-2-3
b6 0-4 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus B. Anderson 2% 92% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
b6 0-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist B. Anderson 1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler B. Anderson 1% 94% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 9-1-2
t7 4-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK C. Pennington L. Hochevar -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK A. Kennedy L. Hochevar 1% 94% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t7 4-0 1 1-- 2,(1-1)  O OAK R. Davis L. Hochevar -1% 93% Kennedy Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B)
t7 4-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK R. Davis L. Hochevar 0% 93% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t7 4-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O OAK S. Hairston L. Hochevar -1% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' Brett Anderson facing 4-5-6
Aaron Cunningham replaces Scott Hairston playing LF batting 3rd
b7 0-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Teahen B. Anderson -3% 89% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 0-4 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR A. Callaspo B. Anderson -9% 80% Double to 1B (Ground Ball); Teahen to 3B
b7 0-4 0 -23 2,(1-0)  R KCR B. Pena B. Anderson -10% 70% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Teahen Scores; Callaspo to 3B
Michael Wuertz replaces Brett Anderson pitching
b7 1-4 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO KCR M. Maier M. Wuertz 7% 77% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Callaspo Scores
b7 2-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR Y. Betancourt M. Wuertz -2% 75% Maier Steals 2B
b7 2-4 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  KCR Y. Betancourt M. Wuertz -8% 67% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Maier to 3B
b7 2-4 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  RO KCR J. Anderson M. Wuertz 2% 69% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Maier Scores
b7 3-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. DeJesus M. Wuertz -2% 67% Anderson Steals 2B
b7 3-4 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR D. DeJesus M. Wuertz -3% 63% Walk, Wild Pitch; Anderson to 3B
b7 3-4 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist M. Wuertz 11% 74% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Roman Colon facing 4-5-6
Roman Colon replaces Luke Hochevar pitching
t8 4-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK J. Cust R. Colon -2% 72% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t8 4-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  R OAK K. Suzuki R. Colon 13% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t8 5-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O OAK T. Everidge R. Colon -1% 84% Lineout: RF
John Bale replaces Roman Colon pitching
t8 5-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK R. Sweeney J. Bale -1% 83% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Athletics' Brad Ziegler facing 3-4-5
Brad Ziegler replaces Michael Wuertz pitching
Bobby Crosby moves from 3B to 1B
Mark Ellis replaces Tommy Everidge (1B) playing 2B batting 6th
Adam Kennedy moves from 2B to 3B
b8 3-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR B. Butler B. Ziegler -8% 75% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b8 3-5 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO KCR M. Teahen B. Ziegler 15% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
b8 3-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Callaspo B. Ziegler -3% 88% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b8 3-5 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O KCR B. Pena B. Ziegler 4% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' John Bale facing 8-9-1
t9 5-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R OAK B. Crosby J. Bale 4% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t9 6-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK C. Pennington J. Bale -0% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 6-3 1 --- 10,(3-2)  OAK A. Kennedy J. Bale 0% 96% Walk
t9 6-3 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O OAK R. Davis J. Bale -0% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 6-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK A. Cunningham J. Bale 0% 96% Kennedy Steals 2B
t9 6-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O OAK A. Cunningham J. Bale -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-6, Athletics' Andrew Bailey facing 7-8-9
Andrew Bailey replaces Brad Ziegler pitching
b9 3-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier A. Bailey 3% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-6 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR Y. Betancourt A. Bailey 1% 99% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b9 3-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Anderson A. Bailey 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 3.

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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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