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@LAA
3
10
CHW
@BAL
8
1
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@CLE
8
4
DET
@KCR
0
1
SEA
@MIN
0
10
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@NYY
8
5
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@TEX
8
4
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@ARI
6
2
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@CHC
3
1
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@COL
10
8
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@HOU
6
4
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@MIA
8
4
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@PHI
3
2
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@PIT
0
5
ATL
@SDP
2
8
Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 13,024, Time of Game: 2:25
Tigers
0
69-60
 Lost 2 
2nd, 3 GB
at Royals
1
58-71
 Won 2 
3rd, 14 GB
W: Bruce Chen (10-10)
L: Anibal Sanchez (7-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  0
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  X    1  8  0

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 2 0 0 0 4 .309 .390 .493 .883 12 6 -0.005 0.97 0.080 -0.084 0.1 6 0 2B,GDP
Andy Dirks LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .332 .388 .502 .890 11 9 0.035 1.62 0.115 -0.080 -0.3 1 0
Miguel Cabrera 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .325 .390 .583 .973 20 12 -0.065 2.11 0.117 -0.182 -0.5 0 1 2B
Prince Fielder 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .310 .407 .518 .925 10 7 0.033 2.02 0.110 -0.077 -0.3 14 0
Delmon Young DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .271 .303 .419 .721 13 11 -0.074 2.74 0.091 -0.164 -0.1 HBP
Jhonny Peralta SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .254 .317 .409 .726 22 15 -0.333 2.94 0.000 -0.333 -1.7 0 2
Jeff Baker RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .256 .294 .411 .705 9 5 -0.181 1.87 0.000 -0.181 -1.1 1 0 GDP
Alex Avila C 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .250 .352 .388 .740 12 6 -0.052 1.53 0.040 -0.092 -0.1 1 0
Ramon Santiago 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .211 .291 .280 .571 9 6 -0.103 1.41 0.000 -0.103 -0.7 1 5
Anibal Sanchez P 0 0
   Octavio Dotel P 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 6 0 1 6 33 .194 .242 .258 .500 118 77 -0.745 1.94 0.553 -1.296 -4.6 24 8
2B: A Jackson (23, off B Chen); M Cabrera (33, off B Chen).
HBP: D Young (6, by B Chen).
TB: A Jackson 3; M Cabrera 2; P Fielder; D Young; A Dirks.
GIDP: A Jackson (6); J Baker (7).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Fielder.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jarrod Dyson CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .270 .333 .337 .670 13 8 -0.038 0.62 0.014 -0.051 -0.5 5 0
Alcides Escobar SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .304 .344 .405 .749 23 17 0.043 0.87 0.064 -0.021 0.4 0 2 SB
Alex Gordon LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .296 .367 .444 .811 12 7 -0.130 1.12 0.007 -0.137 -1.2 2 0
Billy Butler DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .305 .372 .503 .875 19 14 -0.081 0.78 0.000 -0.081 -0.9
Mike Moustakas 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .251 .307 .441 .748 17 11 0.023 0.62 0.050 -0.027 0.1 1 4 2B
Lorenzo Cain RF 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .251 .299 .383 .682 13 8 0.005 0.89 0.041 -0.036 0.2 2 0
Eric Hosmer 1B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .240 .310 .369 .679 15 9 0.081 1.23 0.115 -0.035 0.4 8 1
Brayan Pena C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .246 .278 .331 .610 11 8 -0.077 0.94 0.000 -0.077 -0.8 6 0
Johnny Giavotella 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .226 .255 .264 .519 16 11 -0.071 0.89 0.000 -0.071 -0.7 2 4
Bruce Chen P 1 0
   Greg Holland P 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 8 1 0 1 31 .258 .258 .290 .548 139 93 -0.245 0.88 0.291 -0.536 -3.0 27 11
2B: M Moustakas (27, off A Sanchez).
TB: A Escobar 2; M Moustakas 2; L Cain 2; E Hosmer; A Gordon; J Dyson.
RBI: E Hosmer (52).
2-out RBI: E Hosmer.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Moustakas-J Giavotella-E Hosmer 2.
Baserunning
SB: A Escobar (27, 2nd base off A Sanchez/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
Anibal Sanchez, L (7-11) 7 7 1 1 0 1 0 4.24 27 119 77 46 10 21 14 12 5 0 60 0.214 0.94 2.5
Octavio Dotel 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.98 4 20 16 13 1 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.031 0.43 0.5
Team Totals 8 8 1 1 0 1 0 1.12 31 139 93 59 11 23 14 16 6 0 60 0 0 0.245 0.88 3.0

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, W (10-10) 8 4 0 0 1 4 0 5.13 28 100 65 43 5 17 10 12 2 0 77 0.582 1.47 4.0
Greg Holland, S (9) 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2.83 5 18 12 6 3 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 0.163 4.58 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 1 6 0 0.00 33 118 77 49 8 20 11 14 4 0 77 0 0 0.745 1.94 4.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Chen (7; D Young).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ted Barrett, 1B - Manny Gonzalez, 2B - Greg Gibson, 3B - Phil Cuzzi.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 13,024.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 96° F, Wind 5mph from Right to Left, Sunny.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 0-1 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O DET J. Peralta G. Holland 14% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 0-1 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O DET D. Young G. Holland 14% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t7 0-1 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  O DET J. Peralta B. Chen 13% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t7 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  DET M. Cabrera B. Chen -12% 58% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b4 0-0 2 --3 7,(3-2)  R KCR E. Hosmer A. Sanchez 12% 66% Single to P (Pop Fly to Weak SS-2B); Moustakas Scores

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 --- 5,(3-1)  DET A. Jackson B. Chen -6% 44% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O DET A. Dirks B. Chen 1% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Jackson to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 8,(2-2)  O DET M. Cabrera B. Chen 6% 51% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O DET P. Fielder B. Chen 4% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Anibal Sanchez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Dyson A. Sanchez -2% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR A. Escobar A. Sanchez 2% 55% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR A. Gordon A. Sanchez -5% 50% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted; Escobar out at 1B/1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 7,(1-2)  O DET D. Young B. Chen 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET J. Peralta B. Chen 2% 54% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET J. Baker B. Chen 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Anibal Sanchez facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler A. Sanchez -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Moustakas A. Sanchez -2% 51% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
b2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR L. Cain A. Sanchez 1% 52% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b2 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR E. Hosmer A. Sanchez -2% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  DET A. Avila B. Chen -4% 46% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET R. Santiago B. Chen 4% 50% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t3 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO DET A. Jackson B. Chen 6% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Anibal Sanchez facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Pena A. Sanchez -3% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Giavotella A. Sanchez -2% 51% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
b3 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Dyson A. Sanchez 1% 53% Single to 2B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B)
b3 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR A. Escobar A. Sanchez 3% 56% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Dyson to 3B
b3 0-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Gordon A. Sanchez 1% 57% Escobar Steals 2B
b3 0-0 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Gordon A. Sanchez -7% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O DET A. Dirks B. Chen 3% 53% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET M. Cabrera B. Chen 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET P. Fielder B. Chen 1% 56% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Anibal Sanchez facing 4-5-6
b4 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR B. Butler A. Sanchez -3% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR M. Moustakas A. Sanchez 5% 58% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b4 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR L. Cain A. Sanchez -4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B; Moustakas to 3B
b4 0-0 2 --3 7,(3-2)  R KCR E. Hosmer A. Sanchez 12% 66% Single to P (Pop Fly to Weak SS-2B); Moustakas Scores
b4 1-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Pena A. Sanchez -2% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  DET D. Young B. Chen -5% 59% Single to CF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
t5 0-1 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  O DET J. Peralta B. Chen 5% 64% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t5 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO DET J. Baker B. Chen 7% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Anibal Sanchez facing 9-1-2
b5 1-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR J. Giavotella A. Sanchez -2% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b5 1-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Dyson A. Sanchez -2% 67% Lineout: 2B
b5 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Escobar A. Sanchez -1% 66% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 8-9-1
t6 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET A. Avila B. Chen 4% 70% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET R. Santiago B. Chen 3% 72% Flyball: CF (Short CF-RF)
t6 0-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  DET A. Jackson B. Chen -2% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t6 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET A. Dirks B. Chen 4% 74% Foul Popfly: 3B (Behind Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Anibal Sanchez facing 3-4-5
b6 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon A. Sanchez -2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b6 1-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler A. Sanchez -2% 71% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b6 1-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Moustakas A. Sanchez -1% 69% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 3-4-5
t7 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  DET M. Cabrera B. Chen -12% 58% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t7 0-1 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O DET P. Fielder B. Chen 3% 61% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Cabrera to 3B
t7 0-1 1 --3 2,(0-1)  DET D. Young B. Chen -4% 57% Hit By Pitch
t7 0-1 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  O DET J. Peralta B. Chen 13% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t7 0-1 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O DET J. Baker B. Chen 10% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Anibal Sanchez facing 6-7-8
b7 1-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR L. Cain A. Sanchez 3% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 1-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR E. Hosmer A. Sanchez -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Cain to 2B
b7 1-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Pena A. Sanchez -3% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b7 1-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Giavotella A. Sanchez -3% 75% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 8-9-1
t8 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET A. Avila B. Chen 6% 80% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
t8 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET R. Santiago B. Chen 4% 84% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET A. Jackson B. Chen 3% 87% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Octavio Dotel facing 1-2-3
Octavio Dotel replaces Anibal Sanchez pitching
b8 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Dyson O. Dotel -1% 85% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
b8 1-0 1 --- 11,(2-2)  O KCR A. Escobar O. Dotel -1% 84% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b8 1-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR A. Gordon O. Dotel 1% 85% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b8 1-0 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler O. Dotel -1% 84% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Greg Holland facing 2-3-4
Greg Holland replaces Bruce Chen pitching
t9 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  DET A. Dirks G. Holland -12% 72% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 0-1 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O DET M. Cabrera G. Holland 11% 83% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t9 0-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  DET P. Fielder G. Holland -11% 72% Single to RF (Line Drive); Dirks to 2B
t9 0-1 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O DET D. Young G. Holland 14% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t9 0-1 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O DET J. Peralta G. Holland 14% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 1.

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