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Friday, July 8, 2011, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 34,563, Time of Game: 3:15
Tigers
6
48-42
 Won 3 
2nd, ½ GB
at Royals
4
36-53
 Lost 2 
5th, 12 GB
W: Rick Porcello (8-6)
L: Kyle Davies (1-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          2  1  2   0  0  0   0  0  1    6 12  1
Royals          2  0  1   0  0  0   1  0  0    4  9  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Andy Dirks CF-LF 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .257 .308 .459 .766 15 8 0.071 1.02 0.107 -0.036 0.7 1 0 2B,CS
Brennan Boesch LF 5 0 0 1 0 0 5 .302 .358 .492 .850 13 8 -0.059 1.08 0.029 -0.088 -1.0 2 0
   Austin Jackson PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .318 .361 .679 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Magglio Ordonez RF 3 2 2 2 1 0 4 .215 .289 .301 .590 16 8 0.161 0.76 0.172 -0.011 1.7 2 0 HR
   Casper Wells RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .257 .316 .457 .773 4 2 -0.008 0.29 0.000 -0.008 -0.2 1 0
Miguel Cabrera 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .316 .435 .560 .996 11 7 0.061 0.71 0.099 -0.038 0.6 6 0 2B
Victor Martinez DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .318 .363 .460 .823 21 14 0.016 0.81 0.042 -0.025 0.0
Jhonny Peralta SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .313 .364 .533 .896 16 10 0.049 0.99 0.093 -0.045 0.6 2 5 2B
Alex Avila C 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .289 .372 .510 .883 20 9 0.006 0.94 0.068 -0.061 0.2 9 1 GDP,IW
Ryan Raburn 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .210 .243 .353 .597 19 13 0.058 1.10 0.100 -0.042 0.5 3 2
Brandon Inge 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .186 .253 .255 .508 11 8 -0.114 1.17 0.000 -0.114 -1.6 1 1 SH
Rick Porcello P 0 0
   David Purcey P 0 0
   Lester Oliveros P 0 0
   Phil Coke P 0 0
   Jose Valverde P 0 0
Team Totals 35 6 12 6 3 4 39 .343 .395 .514 .909 146 87 0.241 0.94 0.710 -0.468 1.5 27 9
2B: A Dirks (4, off K Davies); M Cabrera (21, off K Davies); J Peralta (16, off K Davies).
HR: M Ordonez (3, off K Davies, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: B Inge (3, off T Collins).
IBB: A Avila (4, by K Davies).
TB: M Ordonez 5; A Dirks 4; J Peralta 3; M Cabrera 2; R Raburn 2; V Martinez; A Avila.
GIDP: A Avila (7).
RBI: M Ordonez 2 (13); A Dirks (17); B Boesch (41); J Peralta (50); V Martinez (49).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
E: B Inge (7).
Baserunning
CS: A Dirks (2, 2nd base by K Davies/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
Chris Getz 2B 3 1 0 0 0 1 3 .256 .316 .289 .605 10 7 0.014 0.62 0.038 -0.024 0.2 0 2
   Wilson Betemit 2B 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 .286 .344 .418 .762 14 7 -0.014 1.81 0.046 -0.060 -0.0 2 2
Melky Cabrera CF 4 2 3 1 1 1 5 .291 .329 .457 .786 24 14 0.376 1.57 0.407 -0.032 2.9 2 1 2B,SB
Alex Gordon LF 4 0 3 1 1 1 5 .301 .368 .480 .848 19 12 0.170 2.11 0.245 -0.075 1.5 3 0 SB
Billy Butler DH 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .289 .389 .414 .803 21 13 -0.230 3.09 0.103 -0.333 -0.9
Eric Hosmer 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .274 .324 .439 .763 11 6 -0.127 2.00 0.014 -0.141 -0.7 9 0
Jeff Francoeur RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .269 .312 .451 .762 16 12 -0.118 2.12 0.070 -0.187 -1.0 0 0 CS,SF
Mike Moustakas 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .227 .296 .284 .580 12 10 -0.202 2.00 0.000 -0.202 -1.4 2 2
Brayan Pena C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .269 .320 .396 .716 20 15 0.023 1.13 0.091 -0.069 -0.2 4 1
Alcides Escobar SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .248 .287 .322 .609 14 10 -0.150 1.61 0.002 -0.152 -0.8 5 2
Kyle Davies P 0 2
   Blake Wood P 0 0
   Tim Collins P 0 2
Team Totals 35 4 9 4 4 8 40 .257 .325 .286 .611 161 106 -0.258 1.86 1.016 -1.275 -0.5 27 14
2B: M Cabrera (23, off D Purcey).
SF: J Francoeur (9, off R Porcello).
TB: M Cabrera 4; A Gordon 3; B Butler; J Francoeur; B Pena.
RBI: J Francoeur (56); A Gordon (47); B Butler (36); M Cabrera (49).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Escobar-W Betemit-E Hosmer.
Outfield Assists: M Cabrera (A Avila at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: A Gordon (6, 2nd base off R Porcello/A Avila); M Cabrera (12, 3rd base off R Porcello/A Avila).
CS: J Francoeur (4, 2nd base by P Coke/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, W (8-6) 5.1 6 3 1 1 5 0 4.78 24 90 65 42 6 17 10 8 3 0 52 0.027 1.46 -0.3
David Purcey, H (3) 1.1 1 1 1 1 1 0 4.26 6 28 17 11 2 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 -0.073 1.48 -0.6
Lester Oliveros, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.93 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.074 2.63 0.3
Phil Coke, H (3) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.88 3 13 8 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.141 2.52 0.5
Jose Valverde, S (23) 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 2.77 6 31 15 10 2 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.090 3.06 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 2 4 8 0 2.00 40 164 106 68 13 25 14 14 4 0 52 1 0 0.259 1.86 0.5

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
Kyle Davies, L (1-8) 6 9 5 5 3 4 1 7.74 28 106 60 41 8 11 9 12 4 0 35 -0.255 0.99 -2.0
Blake Wood 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.89 3 11 6 5 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.034 0.45 0.5
Tim Collins 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.74 8 33 22 14 2 6 6 2 1 0 0 0 -0.020 0.96 -0.0
Team Totals 9 12 6 6 3 4 1 6.00 39 150 88 60 11 17 17 15 5 0 35 0 0 -0.241 0.94 -1.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: K Davies (2; A Avila).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - James Hoye, 1B - Tom Hallion, 2B - Phil Cuzzi, 3B - Alan Porter.
Time of Game: 3:15.
Attendance: 34,563.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 85° F, Wind 5mph in from Rightfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 3-5 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  R KCR M. Cabrera D. Purcey -18% 60% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Betemit Scores
b9 4-6 2 123 3,(2-0)  O KCR B. Butler J. Valverde 17% 100% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --3 2,(0-1)  RR DET M. Ordonez K. Davies 13% 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Dirks Scores
b3 2-5 0 12- 6,(1-2)  R KCR B. Butler R. Porcello -10% 57% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Cabrera Scores; Gordon to 2B
t3 3-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  DET M. Cabrera K. Davies 10% 75% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Ordonez to 3B

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' Kyle Davies facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  DET A. Dirks K. Davies 6% 56% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O DET B. Boesch K. Davies -1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Dirks to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 2,(0-1)  RR DET M. Ordonez K. Davies 13% 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Dirks Scores
t1 2-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET M. Cabrera K. Davies -1% 66% Strikeout Swinging
t1 2-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O DET V. Martinez K. Davies -1% 65% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR C. Getz R. Porcello -4% 62% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b1 0-2 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  KCR M. Cabrera R. Porcello -9% 52% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Getz to 3B
b1 0-2 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  R KCR A. Gordon R. Porcello -6% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive); Getz Scores/unER; Cabrera to 2B
b1 1-2 0 12- 7,(3-2)  O KCR B. Butler R. Porcello 1% 46% Strikeout Swinging, Cabrera Steals 3B, Gordon Steals 2B
b1 1-2 1 -23 6,(3-2)  KCR E. Hosmer R. Porcello -1% 45% Walk
b1 1-2 1 123 4,(1-2)  RO KCR J. Francoeur R. Porcello 1% 46% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (CF-RF); Cabrera Scores/unER
b1 2-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Moustakas R. Porcello 4% 50% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 6-7-8
t2 2-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  DET J. Peralta K. Davies 4% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t2 2-2 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  DET A. Avila K. Davies 6% 60% Walk; Peralta to 2B
t2 2-2 0 12- 5,(2-2)  DET R. Raburn K. Davies 8% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Peralta to 3B; Avila to 2B
t2 2-2 0 123 1,(0-0)  O DET B. Inge K. Davies -7% 60% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t2 2-2 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO DET A. Dirks K. Davies 0% 61% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 2B); Peralta Scores; Avila to 3B; Dirks to 1B
t2 3-2 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O DET B. Boesch K. Davies -5% 56% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 8-9-1
b2 2-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Pena R. Porcello 3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Escobar R. Porcello 2% 60% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR C. Getz R. Porcello 1% 61% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 3-4-5
t3 3-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  DET M. Ordonez K. Davies 3% 65% Walk
t3 3-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  DET M. Cabrera K. Davies 10% 75% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Ordonez to 3B
t3 3-2 0 -23 6,(2-2)  RO DET V. Martinez K. Davies 1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B; Ordonez Scores; Cabrera to 3B
t3 4-2 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R DET J. Peralta K. Davies 6% 81% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Cabrera Scores
t3 5-2 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  DET A. Avila K. Davies 1% 82% Intentional Walk
t3 5-2 1 12- 8,(2-2)  O DET R. Raburn K. Davies -3% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t3 5-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O DET B. Inge K. Davies -3% 77% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (Weak 3B); Avila to 2B; Inge to 1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 2-3-4
b3 2-5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR M. Cabrera R. Porcello -4% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b3 2-5 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR A. Gordon R. Porcello -6% 67% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Cabrera to 2B
b3 2-5 0 12- 6,(1-2)  R KCR B. Butler R. Porcello -10% 57% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Cabrera Scores; Gordon to 2B
b3 3-5 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR E. Hosmer R. Porcello 4% 60% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B); Gordon to 3B; Hosmer to 1B
b3 3-5 1 1-3 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Francoeur R. Porcello 8% 68% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
b3 3-5 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Moustakas R. Porcello 6% 73% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 1-2-3
t4 5-3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O DET A. Dirks K. Davies -2% 72% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t4 5-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET B. Boesch K. Davies -1% 70% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
t4 5-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  DET M. Ordonez K. Davies 1% 71% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 5-3 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O DET M. Cabrera K. Davies -2% 70% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 8-9-1
b4 3-5 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR B. Pena R. Porcello 3% 72% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b4 3-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Escobar R. Porcello 2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 3-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR C. Getz R. Porcello 1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 5-6-7
Wilson Betemit replaces Chris Getz playing 2B batting 1st
t5 5-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O DET V. Martinez K. Davies -2% 74% Strikeout Looking
t5 5-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET J. Peralta K. Davies -1% 73% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 5-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET A. Avila K. Davies -1% 72% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Avila out at 2B/CF-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 2-3-4
b5 3-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Cabrera R. Porcello 3% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Gordon R. Porcello -4% 71% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b5 3-5 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Butler R. Porcello 3% 74% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Gordon to 2B
b5 3-5 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR E. Hosmer R. Porcello 4% 78% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 8-9-1
t6 5-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET R. Raburn K. Davies -2% 77% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 5-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Inge K. Davies -1% 76% Strikeout Swinging
t6 5-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  DET A. Dirks K. Davies 1% 76% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t6 5-3 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O DET B. Boesch K. Davies -2% 75% Dirks Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 6-7-8
b6 3-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Francoeur R. Porcello 3% 78% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
David Purcey replaces Rick Porcello pitching
b6 3-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Moustakas D. Purcey 2% 81% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b6 3-5 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR B. Pena D. Purcey 1% 82% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Blake Wood facing 2-3-4
Blake Wood replaces Kyle Davies pitching
t7 5-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET B. Boesch B. Wood -2% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t7 5-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O DET M. Ordonez B. Wood -1% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 5-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET M. Cabrera B. Wood -1% 79% Popfly: 2B (Short RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Tigers' David Purcey facing 9-1-2
Casper Wells replaces Magglio Ordonez playing RF batting 3rd
b7 3-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Escobar D. Purcey 4% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 3-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR W. Betemit D. Purcey -5% 78% Walk
b7 3-5 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  R KCR M. Cabrera D. Purcey -18% 60% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Betemit Scores
b7 4-5 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon D. Purcey 8% 68% Strikeout Swinging
Lester Oliveros replaces David Purcey pitching
b7 4-5 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Butler L. Oliveros 7% 75% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Tim Collins facing 5-6-7
Tim Collins replaces Blake Wood pitching
t8 5-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  DET V. Martinez T. Collins 3% 78% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t8 5-4 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O DET J. Peralta T. Collins -3% 75% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; Peralta to 1B
t8 5-4 1 1-- 9,(3-2)  OO DET A. Avila T. Collins -5% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Tigers' Phil Coke facing 5-6-7
Phil Coke replaces Lester Oliveros pitching
b8 4-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR E. Hosmer P. Coke 6% 76% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b8 4-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Francoeur P. Coke -7% 69% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b8 4-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Moustakas P. Coke 8% 77% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-5 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR B. Pena P. Coke 7% 84% Francoeur Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Tim Collins facing 8-9-1
t9 5-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  DET R. Raburn T. Collins 2% 86% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t9 5-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET B. Inge T. Collins -1% 85% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Raburn to 2B
t9 5-4 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  DET A. Dirks T. Collins 3% 89% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Raburn to 3B
t9 5-4 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO DET B. Boesch T. Collins 3% 92% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Raburn Scores; Boesch to 1B
Austin Jackson pinch runs for Brennan Boesch (LF) batting 2nd
t9 6-4 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O DET C. Wells T. Collins -1% 91% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Tigers' Jose Valverde facing 8-9-1
Jose Valverde replaces Phil Coke pitching
Andy Dirks moves from CF to LF
Austin Jackson moves from PR to CF
b9 4-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR B. Pena J. Valverde -9% 82% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b9 4-6 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Escobar J. Valverde 8% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Escobar to 1B
b9 4-6 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  O KCR W. Betemit J. Valverde 6% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Cabrera J. Valverde -0% 95% Defensive Indifference; Escobar to 2B
b9 4-6 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Cabrera J. Valverde -4% 91% Walk
b9 4-6 2 12- 7,(3-2)  KCR A. Gordon J. Valverde -8% 83% Walk; Escobar to 3B; Cabrera to 2B
b9 4-6 2 123 3,(2-0)  O KCR B. Butler J. Valverde 17% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 4.

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