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OAK
@LAA
6
0
TEX
@BOS
6
3
BAL
@CHW
1
8
DET
@KCR
4
3
MIN
@NYY
6
5
CLE
@SEA
1
4
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@TOR
12
2
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@ARI
2
1
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@ATL
6
14
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@COL
4
8
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@MIA
1
9
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@MIL
2
3
 
(10)
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@SFG
0
1
 
(11)
CIN
@STL
1
11
HOU
@WSN
2
3
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 14,083, Time of Game: 3:06
Tigers
4
9-3
 Won 4 
1st
at Royals
3
3-9
 Lost 7 
5th, 6 GB
W: Max Scherzer (1-1)
L: Jose Mijares (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  1  0   0  1  0   2  0  0    4  8  0
Royals          0  0  2   1  0  0   0  0  0    3  8  1

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Austin Jackson CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .333 .434 .578 1.012 17 14 -0.157 1.44 0.000 -0.157 -1.4 1 0 SH
Brennan Boesch RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .240 .240 .300 .540 20 14 -0.140 1.16 0.000 -0.140 -1.2 1 0
   Don Kelly RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Miguel Cabrera 3B 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .267 .358 .489 .847 15 10 0.002 0.89 0.067 -0.065 -0.3 2 3
Prince Fielder 1B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .356 .412 .533 .945 11 7 0.366 1.42 0.390 -0.024 2.4 10 0 2B,SB
Delmon Young DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .268 .326 .366 .692 20 17 -0.004 1.20 0.085 -0.089 0.0
Ryan Raburn LF 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .081 .190 .108 .299 17 6 0.015 1.15 0.075 -0.060 0.2 3 0 SB
Jhonny Peralta SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .317 .356 .463 .819 22 12 -0.018 1.37 0.111 -0.129 -0.1 3 1
Brandon Inge 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .100 .100 .400 .500 22 13 -0.160 1.44 0.000 -0.160 -1.4 4 6
Gerald Laird C 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .500 .538 .833 1.372 17 9 0.201 2.09 0.296 -0.094 1.2 3 0
Max Scherzer P 0 2
   Phil Coke P 0 0
   Joaquin Benoit P 0 0
   Jose Valverde P 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 8 3 3 8 39 .229 .289 .257 .547 161 102 0.105 1.35 1.024 -0.918 -0.5 27 12
2B: P Fielder (2, off J Sanchez).
SH: A Jackson (1, off J Broxton).
TB: P Fielder 3; G Laird 2; M Cabrera 2; D Young; J Peralta.
RBI: P Fielder 2 (8); J Peralta (5).
2-out RBI: P Fielder 2; J Peralta.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 3. M Cabrera-P Fielder; B Inge-J Peralta-P Fielder; M Cabrera-B Inge-P Fielder.
Baserunning
SB: R Raburn (1, 2nd base off J Sanchez/H Quintero); P Fielder (1, 2nd base off J Sanchez/H Quintero).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alex Gordon LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .149 .245 .234 .479 16 11 -0.125 1.14 0.023 -0.148 -1.1 1 0 CS
Yuniesky Betancourt 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .320 .346 .480 .826 16 10 0.104 1.15 0.130 -0.026 0.5 2 1
Eric Hosmer 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .167 .259 .333 .593 13 10 -0.146 1.49 0.000 -0.146 -0.9 9 2
Billy Butler DH 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .375 .400 .625 1.025 16 8 0.123 1.44 0.148 -0.025 0.8
   Chris Getz PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .292 .417 .708 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Jeff Francoeur RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .239 .286 .326 .612 15 12 -0.355 2.08 0.000 -0.355 -2.2 2 0 2·GDP
Mike Moustakas 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .233 .250 .419 .669 11 11 -0.086 1.29 0.025 -0.112 -0.2 0 2
Humberto Quintero C 2 0 1 1 1 1 4 .381 .462 .571 1.033 16 7 0.253 1.84 0.281 -0.027 1.5 8 0 2B,HBP
Mitch Maier CF 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 .250 .368 .438 .806 12 5 -0.010 1.05 0.030 -0.040 -0.3 2 0
   Jason Bourgeois PH-CF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .273 .273 .364 .636 4 3 0.054 3.88 0.125 -0.071 0.0 1 0
Alcides Escobar SS 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .244 .292 .400 .692 14 10 -0.208 3.00 0.212 -0.419 0.3 1 4 HR,GDP
Jonathan Sanchez P 1 0
   Kelvin Herrera P 0 0
   Jose Mijares P 0 0
   Louis Coleman P 0 0
   Aaron Crow P 0 0
   Jonathan Broxton P 0 1
Team Totals 31 3 8 3 4 3 36 .258 .361 .387 .748 133 87 -0.396 1.75 0.974 -1.369 -1.6 27 10
2B: H Quintero (4, off M Scherzer).
HR: A Escobar (1, off M Scherzer, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
HBP: H Quintero (1, by M Scherzer).
TB: A Escobar 4; B Butler 2; H Quintero 2; A Gordon; M Moustakas; Y Betancourt; J Bourgeois.
GIDP: J Francoeur 2 (3); A Escobar (3).
RBI: A Escobar 2 (4); H Quintero (3).
2-out RBI: H Quintero.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
E: J Sanchez (2).
Baserunning
CS: A Gordon (1, 3rd base by M Scherzer/G Laird).

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
Max Scherzer, W (1-1) 6 7 3 3 1 3 1 7.98 25 94 64 42 10 12 8 12 6 0 48 -0.134 0.94 -0.4
Phil Coke, H (2) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45 3 7 6 4 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 0.185 2.50 0.9
Joaquin Benoit, H (4) 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.00 4 19 10 8 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.142 3.75 0.5
Jose Valverde, S (3) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.05 4 13 7 5 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.202 4.49 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 4 3 1 3.00 36 133 87 59 10 18 11 17 6 0 48 1 0 0.395 1.75 1.6
M Scherzer faced 1 batter 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
Jonathan Sanchez 5 4 2 2 3 3 0 6.39 23 97 60 38 8 14 10 7 2 0 51 0.056 1.31 0.5
Kelvin Herrera, H (1) 1.1 1 1 1 0 2 0 4.05 5 22 15 8 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.075 1.54 0.5
Jose Mijares, BS (1), L (0-1) 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.38 3 12 8 7 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 -0.354 2.40 -1.7
Louis Coleman 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.10 1 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.026 0.94 0.2
Aaron Crow 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.26 3 14 8 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.052 0.69 0.5
Jonathan Broxton 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.93 4 12 9 7 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.038 0.94 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 3 8 0 4.00 39 161 102 64 18 20 17 11 2 0 51 2 1 -0.107 1.35 0.6
Balks: None.
WP: J Sanchez (3); J Mijares (1).
HBP: M Scherzer (3; H Quintero).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian Knight, 1B - Mike Winters, 2B - Wally Bell, 3B - Mark Wegner.
Time of Game: 3:06.
Attendance: 14,083.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 76° F, Wind 16mph from Right to Left, Cloudy.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 3-4 1 12- 2,(1-0)  OO KCR A. Escobar J. Valverde 34% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 3-4 1 12- 6,(1-2)  OO KCR J. Francoeur J. Benoit 24% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b3 0-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR KCR A. Escobar M. Scherzer -21% 35% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Maier Scores
t7 3-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R DET P. Fielder J. Mijares 19% 66% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Cabrera Scores
t7 2-3 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R DET P. Fielder J. Mijares 17% 47% Wild Pitch; Laird Scores; Cabrera to 2B

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' Jonathan Sanchez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O DET A. Jackson J. Sanchez -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O DET B. Boesch J. Sanchez -2% 46% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET M. Cabrera J. Sanchez -1% 45% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Max Scherzer facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon M. Scherzer 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR Y. Betancourt M. Scherzer 2% 49% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR E. Hosmer M. Scherzer 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jonathan Sanchez facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET P. Fielder J. Sanchez -2% 48% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET D. Young J. Sanchez -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  DET R. Raburn J. Sanchez 1% 47% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  DET J. Peralta J. Sanchez 1% 48% Raburn Steals 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  R DET J. Peralta J. Sanchez 11% 59% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Raburn Scores; Peralta to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t2 1-0 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  DET B. Inge J. Sanchez 0% 59% Wild Pitch; Peralta to 3B
t2 1-0 2 --3 7,(3-2)  O DET B. Inge J. Sanchez -3% 56% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Max Scherzer facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler M. Scherzer 3% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Francoeur M. Scherzer 2% 60% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Moustakas M. Scherzer 1% 61% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Jonathan Sanchez facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  DET G. Laird J. Sanchez 3% 65% Walk
t3 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET A. Jackson J. Sanchez -3% 62% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t3 1-0 1 1-- 5,(0-2)  O DET B. Boesch J. Sanchez -3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O DET M. Cabrera J. Sanchez -2% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Max Scherzer facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR H. Quintero M. Scherzer 3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Maier M. Scherzer -3% 56% Walk
b3 0-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR KCR A. Escobar M. Scherzer -21% 35% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Maier Scores
b3 2-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon M. Scherzer 1% 37% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 2-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR Y. Betancourt M. Scherzer 1% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Jonathan Sanchez facing 4-5-6
t4 1-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  DET P. Fielder J. Sanchez 5% 42% Reached on E1 (catch) (Ground Ball to 1B)
t4 1-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  DET D. Young J. Sanchez 3% 45% Fielder Steals 2B
t4 1-2 0 -2- 11,(1-2)  DET D. Young J. Sanchez 8% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Fielder to 3B
t4 1-2 0 1-3 4,(3-0)  DET R. Raburn J. Sanchez 5% 59% Walk; Young to 2B
t4 1-2 0 123 6,(3-2)  O DET J. Peralta J. Sanchez -9% 50% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
t4 1-2 1 123 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Inge J. Sanchez -10% 41% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
t4 1-2 2 123 4,(2-1)  O DET G. Laird J. Sanchez -9% 31% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Max Scherzer facing 3-4-5
b4 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR E. Hosmer M. Scherzer 2% 33% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b4 2-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Butler M. Scherzer -2% 31% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b4 2-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Francoeur M. Scherzer 3% 34% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b4 2-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Moustakas M. Scherzer -3% 31% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Butler to 3B
b4 2-1 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R KCR H. Quintero M. Scherzer -11% 21% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Butler Scores; Moustakas to 3B
b4 3-1 2 -23 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Maier M. Scherzer 4% 25% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Jonathan Sanchez facing 1-2-3
t5 1-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET A. Jackson J. Sanchez -3% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET B. Boesch J. Sanchez -2% 20% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 1-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  DET M. Cabrera J. Sanchez 2% 21% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t5 1-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  R DET P. Fielder J. Sanchez 12% 34% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Cabrera Scores
t5 2-3 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O DET D. Young J. Sanchez -5% 29% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Max Scherzer facing 9-1-2
b5 3-2 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR A. Escobar M. Scherzer 2% 31% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b5 3-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR A. Gordon M. Scherzer -2% 29% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b5 3-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR Y. Betancourt M. Scherzer -3% 26% Single to LF (Line Drive); Gordon to 2B
b5 3-2 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR E. Hosmer M. Scherzer 6% 32% Gordon Caught Stealing 3B (P-3B)
b5 3-2 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR E. Hosmer M. Scherzer 2% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Kelvin Herrera facing 6-7-8
Kelvin Herrera replaces Jonathan Sanchez pitching
t6 2-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET R. Raburn K. Herrera -4% 30% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 2-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET J. Peralta K. Herrera -3% 28% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET B. Inge K. Herrera -2% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Max Scherzer facing 4-5-6
b6 3-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Butler M. Scherzer -3% 23% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b6 3-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO KCR J. Francoeur M. Scherzer 7% 29% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b6 3-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Moustakas M. Scherzer 1% 31% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Kelvin Herrera facing 9-1-2
t7 2-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  DET G. Laird K. Herrera 7% 38% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t7 2-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O DET A. Jackson K. Herrera -7% 31% Strikeout Swinging
Jose Mijares replaces Kelvin Herrera pitching
t7 2-3 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O DET B. Boesch J. Mijares -6% 26% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
t7 2-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  DET M. Cabrera J. Mijares 5% 31% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Laird to 3B
t7 2-3 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R DET P. Fielder J. Mijares 17% 47% Wild Pitch; Laird Scores; Cabrera to 2B
t7 3-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R DET P. Fielder J. Mijares 19% 66% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Cabrera Scores
Louis Coleman replaces Jose Mijares pitching
t7 4-3 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O DET D. Young L. Coleman -3% 64% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Tigers' Max Scherzer facing 7-8-9
b7 3-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR H. Quintero M. Scherzer -8% 56% Hit By Pitch
Phil Coke replaces Max Scherzer pitching
Jason Bourgeois pinch hits for Mitch Maier (CF) batting 8th
b7 3-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Bourgeois P. Coke 7% 63% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b7 3-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Escobar P. Coke 6% 69% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
b7 3-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon P. Coke 5% 75% Popfly: 2B (Short CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Aaron Crow facing 6-7-8
Aaron Crow replaces Louis Coleman pitching
Jason Bourgeois moves from PH to CF
t8 4-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET R. Raburn A. Crow -2% 72% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET J. Peralta A. Crow -2% 71% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 4-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET B. Inge A. Crow -1% 69% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Tigers' Joaquin Benoit facing 2-3-4
Joaquin Benoit replaces Phil Coke pitching
b8 3-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR Y. Betancourt J. Benoit -10% 60% Walk
b8 3-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR E. Hosmer J. Benoit 9% 69% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b8 3-4 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Butler J. Benoit -9% 59% Walk; Betancourt to 2B
Chris Getz pinch runs for Billy Butler (DH) batting 4th
b8 3-4 1 12- 6,(1-2)  OO KCR J. Francoeur J. Benoit 24% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Jonathan Broxton facing 9-1-2
Jonathan Broxton replaces Aaron Crow pitching
t9 4-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  DET G. Laird J. Broxton 2% 86% Single to P (Bunt Popup to Weak SS)
t9 4-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET A. Jackson J. Broxton -1% 85% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Laird to 2B
t9 4-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O DET B. Boesch J. Broxton -2% 83% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Laird to 3B
t9 4-3 2 --3 5,(1-2)  O DET M. Cabrera J. Broxton -3% 80% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Tigers' Jose Valverde facing 6-7-8
Jose Valverde replaces Joaquin Benoit pitching
Don Kelly replaces Brennan Boesch playing RF batting 2nd
b9 3-4 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR M. Moustakas J. Valverde 9% 89% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b9 3-4 1 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR H. Quintero J. Valverde -10% 79% Walk
b9 3-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Bourgeois J. Valverde -13% 66% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Quintero to 2B
b9 3-4 1 12- 2,(1-0)  OO KCR A. Escobar J. Valverde 34% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 3.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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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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