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SEA
@LAA
2
3
 
(10)
BAL
@BOS
0
10
OAK
@CHW
11
3
TEX
@CLE
11
9
TEX
@CLE
10
5
DET
@KCR
5
7
TBR
@NYY
2
3
MIN
@TOR
3
6
LAD
@ARI
5
4
CIN
@COL
1
3
ATL
@HOU
2
1
STL
@MIL
4
3
FLA
@NYM
4
2
CHC
@PIT
9
4
SDP
@SFG
4
3
PHI
@WSN
5
3
Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 12,032, Time of Game: 2:53
Tigers
5
75-62
 Lost 1 
1st
at Royals
7
53-85
 Won 2 
5th, 22½ GB
L: Bobby Seay (5-3)
S: Joakim Soria (23)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          1  0  2   0  2  0   0  0  0    5 11  0
Royals          0  2  0   0  2  0   2  1  X    7 11  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ryan Raburn CF-LF 4 2 3 1 0 1 4 .280 .345 .502 .847 12 9 0.139 0.84 0.162 -0.023 1.3 3 1 HR
   Carlos Guillen PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .244 .329 .412 .741 3 3 -0.040 1.55 0.000 -0.040 -0.2
Placido Polanco 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 5 .279 .321 .409 .730 14 8 0.058 1.01 0.117 -0.060 0.3 2 4 2B,SH
Magglio Ordonez RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .284 .357 .395 .752 19 13 -0.067 1.02 0.012 -0.080 -0.7 3 0
   Clete Thomas RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .244 .327 .397 .724 6 4 -0.052 2.14 0.000 -0.052 -0.3 1 0
Miguel Cabrera 1B 3 1 2 0 2 0 5 .338 .406 .564 .970 16 6 0.091 1.12 0.110 -0.019 0.9 7 0 2B,2·IW
Marcus Thames LF 1 0 1 2 1 0 3 .250 .321 .473 .794 17 11 0.127 1.91 0.127 0.000 1.3 1 0 SF
   Curtis Granderson PR-CF 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .255 .336 .467 .803 6 4 -0.053 1.69 0.027 -0.080 -0.3 1 0 2B
Aubrey Huff DH 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .244 .312 .393 .704 14 11 0.064 1.69 0.171 -0.108 0.6
Brandon Inge 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .231 .314 .432 .745 14 8 -0.125 1.21 0.000 -0.125 -1.2 1 0
Gerald Laird C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .218 .298 .324 .621 15 9 -0.020 0.76 0.023 -0.043 -0.1 5 1
   Ramon Santiago PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .306 .404 .710 1 1 -0.040 1.59 0.000 -0.040 -0.2 0 0
Adam Everett SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .236 .290 .324 .614 11 9 -0.079 0.76 0.000 -0.079 -0.8 0 1 GDP
   Alex Avila PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .295 .380 .659 1.039 4 3 -0.027 1.04 0.000 -0.027 -0.1 0 0
Rick Porcello P 0 1
   Bobby Seay P 0 1
   Ryan Perry P 0 0
   Fu-Te Ni P 0 0
   Jeremy Bonderman P 0 0
   Nate Robertson P 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 11 5 4 4 41 .314 .375 .486 .861 152 99 -0.024 1.21 0.749 -0.776 0.3 24 9
2B: M Cabrera (31, off B Chen); P Polanco (29, off B Chen); C Granderson (19, off Y Yabuta).
HR: R Raburn (11, off B Chen, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: M Thames (4, off B Chen).
SH: P Polanco (6, off B Chen).
IBB: M Cabrera 2 (11, 2 by B Chen).
TB: R Raburn 6; P Polanco 3; M Cabrera 3; C Granderson 2; A Huff; M Ordonez; M Thames.
GIDP: A Everett (9).
RBI: A Huff 2 (79); M Thames 2 (33); R Raburn (35).
2-out RBI: A Huff 2; M Thames.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: R Raburn (Y Betancourt at home plate).

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 1 1 1 0 1 5 .276 .340 .433 .773 18 10 -0.137 1.43 0.017 -0.154 -1.2 3 0 SF
Mitch Maier RF-CF 4 2 1 1 0 0 5 .247 .331 .364 .695 21 14 0.084 1.25 0.131 -0.047 0.4 3 0 2B,HBP
Billy Butler 1B 3 0 2 2 0 1 4 .302 .355 .486 .842 15 11 0.264 1.57 0.275 -0.011 1.3 8 0 2B,SF
Mike Jacobs DH 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .237 .304 .422 .726 11 4 0.253 1.54 0.269 -0.017 1.6 2B
Alberto Callaspo 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .297 .348 .435 .784 13 6 0.001 1.60 0.094 -0.093 0.4 2 4
Mark Teahen 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .276 .328 .415 .743 10 8 -0.186 1.62 0.000 -0.186 -1.9 0 3
Brayan Pena C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .278 .319 .466 .786 13 11 0.068 1.03 0.123 -0.056 0.7 4 0 2B
Yuniesky Betancourt SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .236 .268 .343 .611 15 7 0.076 1.10 0.091 -0.014 0.4 2 1
Josh Anderson CF 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 .247 .283 .302 .586 7 4 0.036 1.04 0.066 -0.030 0.3 4 0 2B
   Willie Bloomquist PH-RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .254 .296 .343 .639 10 5 0.016 1.64 0.051 -0.035 0.7 1 0 SB,SH
Bruce Chen P 0 0
   Yasuhiko Yabuta P 0 1
   Roman Colon P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
Team Totals 31 7 11 7 3 4 38 .355 .405 .516 .922 133 80 0.475 1.39 1.117 -0.643 2.8 27 9
2B: M Jacobs (16, off R Porcello); B Pena (10, off R Porcello); B Butler (42, off R Porcello); J Anderson (5, off R Porcello); M Maier (14, off R Porcello).
SF: B Butler (4, off R Porcello); D DeJesus (5, off N Robertson).
SH: W Bloomquist (4, off B Seay).
HBP: M Maier (2, by B Seay).
TB: B Butler 3; M Jacobs 3; B Pena 2; J Anderson 2; M Maier 2; A Callaspo; W Bloomquist; D DeJesus; Y Betancourt.
RBI: B Butler 2 (74); B Pena (15); M Jacobs (51); M Maier (23); Y Betancourt (38); D DeJesus (66).
2-out RBI: M Jacobs; B Butler.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 6 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Callaspo-Y Betancourt-B Butler.
Baserunning
SB: W Bloomquist (20, 2nd base off N Robertson/A Avila).

Detroit Tigers

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
Rick Porcello 6 7 4 4 1 4 0 4.26 26 82 52 34 4 14 9 12 5 0 45 -0.121 1.20 -1.2
Bobby Seay, H (26), L (5-3) 0.2 1 2 2 0 0 0 3.60 3 11 5 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0.092 2.76 0.5
Ryan Perry, BS (3) 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 4.03 3 11 6 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 -0.449 2.75 -2.3
Fu-Te Ni 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.20 1 3 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0.060 2.35 0.8
Jeremy Bonderman 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 10.50 3 16 8 5 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 -0.042 0.57 -0.7
Nate Robertson 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 2 10 6 4 1 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 -0.016 0.82 0.2
Team Totals 8 11 7 7 3 4 0 7.88 38 133 80 53 8 19 11 19 8 0 45 8 3 -0.476 1.39 -2.8
R Porcello faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
R Perry 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
Bruce Chen 4.2 7 5 5 4 1 1 5.58 24 93 59 44 4 11 11 8 2 0 27 -0.316 1.18 -2.8
Yasuhiko Yabuta, W (1-1) 2.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 10.13 9 32 20 12 0 8 2 7 2 0 2 0 0.140 0.86 1.5
Roman Colon, H (4) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.49 3 10 7 4 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.123 1.60 0.5
Joakim Soria, S (23) 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 2.64 5 17 13 4 3 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.078 1.76 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 5 5 4 4 1 5.00 41 152 99 64 7 28 15 18 4 0 27 2 0 0.025 1.21 -0.3
Balks: None.
WP: R Porcello (5).
HBP: B Seay (2; M Maier).
IBB: B Chen 2 (3; M Cabrera, M Cabrera).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Wally Bell, 1B - Marty Foster, 2B - Mark Carlson, 3B - Kerwin Danley.
Time of Game: 2:53.
Attendance: 12,032.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 71° F, Wind 3mph from Left to Right.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 4-5 2 12- 4,(0-2)  R KCR B. Butler R. Perry 24% 59% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); DeJesus Scores; Maier to 3B
b7 5-5 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R KCR M. Jacobs R. Perry 19% 78% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Maier Scores; Butler to 2B
t5 3-2 2 123 3,(0-2)  RR DET A. Huff B. Chen -17% 17% Single to CF (Line Drive); Raburn Scores; Cabrera Scores; Granderson to 2B
b2 0-1 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R KCR B. Pena R. Porcello 12% 64% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Jacobs Scores; Callaspo to 3B
t3 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  R DET R. Raburn B. Chen -11% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET R. Raburn B. Chen 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET P. Polanco B. Chen 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  DET M. Ordonez B. Chen -1% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  DET M. Cabrera B. Chen -4% 49% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Ordonez to 3B
t1 0-0 2 -23 2,(0-1)  R DET M. Thames B. Chen -9% 41% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Ordonez Scores; Cabrera to 3B
t1 1-0 2 1-3 6,(2-2)  O DET A. Huff B. Chen 4% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus R. Porcello -2% 43% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Maier R. Porcello -2% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler R. Porcello -1% 40% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET B. Inge B. Chen 2% 42% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 1-0 1 --- 9,(3-2)  DET G. Laird B. Chen -2% 40% Walk
t2 1-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO DET A. Everett B. Chen 5% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Jacobs R. Porcello 7% 51% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b2 0-1 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Callaspo R. Porcello 7% 58% Single to RF (Line Drive); Jacobs to 3B
b2 0-1 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen R. Porcello -7% 52% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R KCR B. Pena R. Porcello 12% 64% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Jacobs Scores; Callaspo to 3B
b2 1-1 1 -23 3,(2-0)  RO KCR Y. Betancourt R. Porcello 0% 64% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Callaspo Scores
b2 2-1 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Anderson R. Porcello -3% 61% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 1-2-3
t3 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  R DET R. Raburn B. Chen -11% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t3 2-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  DET P. Polanco B. Chen -7% 43% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t3 2-2 0 -2- 7,(2-2)  O DET M. Ordonez B. Chen 2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B; Polanco to 3B
t3 2-2 1 --3 4,(3-0)  DET M. Cabrera B. Chen -2% 43% Intentional Walk
t3 2-2 1 1-3 7,(2-2)  RO DET M. Thames B. Chen -1% 42% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Polanco Scores
t3 3-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O DET A. Huff B. Chen 2% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 1-2-3
b3 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus R. Porcello -3% 41% Strikeout Looking
b3 2-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier R. Porcello -2% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR B. Butler R. Porcello 3% 42% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b3 2-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Jacobs R. Porcello 1% 43% Walk
b3 2-3 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo R. Porcello -5% 38% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 7-8-9
t4 3-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET B. Inge B. Chen 2% 40% Flyball: LF
t4 3-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET G. Laird B. Chen 2% 42% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t4 3-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O DET A. Everett B. Chen 1% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 6-7-8
b4 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Teahen R. Porcello -3% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-3 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR B. Pena R. Porcello -2% 38% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
b4 2-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR Y. Betancourt R. Porcello -1% 36% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 1-2-3
t5 3-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  DET R. Raburn B. Chen -4% 33% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t5 3-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O DET P. Polanco B. Chen 2% 34% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice (Weak 3B); Raburn to 2B
t5 3-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O DET M. Ordonez B. Chen 4% 38% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t5 3-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  DET M. Cabrera B. Chen -1% 37% Intentional Walk
t5 3-2 2 12- 8,(3-2)  DET M. Thames B. Chen -3% 34% Walk; Raburn to 3B; Cabrera to 2B
Curtis Granderson pinch runs for Marcus Thames (LF) batting 5th
t5 3-2 2 123 3,(0-2)  RR DET A. Huff B. Chen -17% 17% Single to CF (Line Drive); Raburn Scores; Cabrera Scores; Granderson to 2B
Yasuhiko Yabuta replaces Bruce Chen pitching
t5 5-2 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O DET B. Inge Y. Yabuta 2% 20% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 9-1-2
Ryan Raburn moves from CF to LF
Curtis Granderson moves from PR to CF
b5 2-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Anderson R. Porcello 7% 26% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b5 2-5 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus R. Porcello -3% 23% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Anderson to 3B
b5 2-5 1 --3 4,(1-2)  R KCR M. Maier R. Porcello 8% 32% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Anderson Scores
b5 3-5 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Butler R. Porcello 3% 35% Wild Pitch; Maier to 3B
b5 3-5 1 --3 3,(2-0)  RO KCR B. Butler R. Porcello 1% 36% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Maier Scores
b5 4-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Jacobs R. Porcello -2% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Yasuhiko Yabuta facing 8-9-1
t6 5-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET G. Laird Y. Yabuta 3% 37% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t6 5-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET A. Everett Y. Yabuta 2% 39% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t6 5-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  DET R. Raburn Y. Yabuta -1% 37% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t6 5-4 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O DET P. Polanco Y. Yabuta 3% 40% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 5-6-7
b6 4-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo R. Porcello -4% 36% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b6 4-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen R. Porcello -3% 33% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b6 4-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Pena R. Porcello -2% 31% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Yasuhiko Yabuta facing 3-4-5
t7 5-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O DET M. Ordonez Y. Yabuta 3% 34% Lineout: 2B
t7 5-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET M. Cabrera Y. Yabuta 2% 36% Flyball: RF
t7 5-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  DET C. Granderson Y. Yabuta -3% 33% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t7 5-4 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O DET A. Huff Y. Yabuta 4% 37% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 8-9-1
Clete Thomas replaces Magglio Ordonez playing RF batting 3rd
b7 4-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR Y. Betancourt R. Porcello 8% 44% Single to LF (Line Drive)
Bobby Seay replaces Rick Porcello pitching
Willie Bloomquist pinch hits for Josh Anderson (CF) batting 9th
b7 4-5 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist B. Seay -4% 41% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (P's Left); Betancourt to 2B
b7 4-5 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus B. Seay -8% 33% Single to LF (Line Drive); Betancourt out at Hm/LF-C; DeJesus to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b7 4-5 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  KCR M. Maier B. Seay 2% 35% Hit By Pitch
Ryan Perry replaces Bobby Seay pitching
b7 4-5 2 12- 4,(0-2)  R KCR B. Butler R. Perry 24% 59% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); DeJesus Scores; Maier to 3B
b7 5-5 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R KCR M. Jacobs R. Perry 19% 78% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Maier Scores; Butler to 2B
b7 6-5 2 12- 4,(3-0)  KCR A. Callaspo R. Perry 2% 80% Walk; Butler to 3B; Jacobs to 2B
Fu-Te Ni replaces Ryan Perry pitching
b7 6-5 2 123 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen F. Ni -6% 74% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 6.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 5-6, Royals' Roman Colon facing 7-8-9
Roman Colon replaces Yasuhiko Yabuta pitching
Mitch Maier moves from RF to CF
Willie Bloomquist moves from PH to RF
t8 5-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET B. Inge R. Colon 6% 80% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
Ramon Santiago pinch hits for Gerald Laird (C) batting 8th
t8 5-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET R. Santiago R. Colon 4% 84% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
Alex Avila pinch hits for Adam Everett (SS) batting 9th
t8 5-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET A. Avila R. Colon 3% 87% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-5, Tigers' Jeremy Bonderman facing 7-8-9
Jeremy Bonderman replaces Fu-Te Ni pitching
Alex Avila moves from PH to C
Ramon Santiago moves from PH to SS
b8 6-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Pena J. Bonderman -1% 85% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b8 6-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR Y. Betancourt J. Bonderman 1% 87% Walk
b8 6-5 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist J. Bonderman 4% 91% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Betancourt to 3B
Nate Robertson replaces Jeremy Bonderman pitching
b8 6-5 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  KCR D. DeJesus N. Robertson 1% 92% Bloomquist Steals 2B
b8 6-5 1 -23 6,(3-2)  RO KCR D. DeJesus N. Robertson 2% 93% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Short LF-CF); Betancourt Scores
b8 7-5 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier N. Robertson -1% 92% Lineout: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 7.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 5-7, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 1-2-3
Joakim Soria replaces Roman Colon pitching
Carlos Guillen pinch hits for Ryan Raburn (LF) batting 1st
t9 5-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET C. Guillen J. Soria 4% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  DET P. Polanco J. Soria -5% 91% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t9 5-7 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O DET C. Thomas J. Soria 5% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-7 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  DET M. Cabrera J. Soria -4% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Polanco to 3B
t9 5-7 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O DET C. Granderson J. Soria 8% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 7.

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