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Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 12:36PM
, McAfee Coliseum
Attendance: 25,181, Time of Game: 2:07
Royals
0
13-38
 Lost 1 
5th, 21 GB
at Athletics
7
24-29
 Won 1 
2nd, 4 GB
W: Joe Blanton (5-5)
L: Scott Elarton (1-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  0
Athletics       2  0  0   1  0  0   2  2  X    7  8  0

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 CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .211 .268 .395 .663 14 10 -0.051 0.73 0.028 -0.079 -0.7 5 0 GDP
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .322 .356 .432 .787 9 7 0.004 0.73 0.044 -0.041 0.2 0 2 2B
Emil Brown LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .259 .326 .406 .732 19 11 -0.065 0.86 0.000 -0.065 -0.9 2 0
Matt Stairs 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .240 .315 .438 .752 14 10 -0.099 0.86 0.000 -0.099 -1.2 7 0
Tony Graffanino 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .254 .323 .390 .713 13 10 -0.069 0.67 0.000 -0.069 -0.8 1 2
Shane Costa RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .277 .315 .436 .750 13 8 -0.022 0.44 0.013 -0.035 -0.3 2 0
Angel Berroa SS 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .251 .267 .383 .650 15 8 0.021 0.53 0.033 -0.012 0.2 1 3
Paul Bako C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .236 .263 .255 .518 8 7 -0.089 1.11 0.000 -0.089 -0.9 6 0
Esteban German DH 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .363 .463 .425 .888 13 7 -0.006 0.64 0.027 -0.033 -0.2
Scott Elarton P 0 0
   Joel Peralta P 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 5 0 2 5 33 .161 .212 .194 .406 118 78 -0.376 0.73 0.145 -0.522 -4.8 24 7
2B: M Grudzielanek (10, off J Blanton).
TB: M Grudzielanek 3; D DeJesus; S Costa; A Berroa.
GIDP: D DeJesus (2).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Grudzielanek-A Berroa-M Stairs.

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mark Kotsay CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .271 .330 .396 .727 11 6 -0.058 0.61 0.003 -0.061 -0.7 4 0
Nick Swisher LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .305 .407 .631 1.038 18 9 -0.033 0.42 0.005 -0.038 -0.3 0 0
Eric Chavez 3B 3 1 1 2 1 2 4 .276 .370 .547 .917 18 8 0.039 0.41 0.060 -0.020 1.6 0 0 3B
Frank Thomas DH 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .227 .354 .467 .820 16 10 0.176 0.37 0.187 -0.011 1.6 HR
Bobby Crosby SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .254 .294 .425 .719 13 7 0.077 0.34 0.086 -0.009 1.0 2 3 HR
Jay Payton RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .256 .276 .351 .627 8 6 -0.009 0.44 0.019 -0.028 -0.0 4 0
Dan Johnson 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .196 .288 .275 .564 14 8 -0.041 0.41 0.018 -0.059 -1.4 11 0 GDP
Jason Kendall C 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .264 .367 .329 .696 15 5 0.017 0.33 0.029 -0.012 1.9 5 0 HR
Marco Scutaro 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .141 .274 .211 .485 14 9 -0.046 0.47 0.000 -0.046 -1.0 1 4
Joe Blanton P 0 1
Team Totals 31 7 8 7 5 6 36 .258 .361 .613 .974 127 68 0.122 0.42 0.407 -0.284 2.7 27 8
3B: E Chavez (1, off J Peralta).
HR: F Thomas (11, off S Elarton, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); B Crosby (8, off S Elarton, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); J Kendall (1, off J Peralta, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: B Crosby 5; F Thomas 5; J Kendall 4; E Chavez 3; D Johnson; J Payton.
GIDP: D Johnson (3).
RBI: J Kendall 2 (14); E Chavez 2 (39); F Thomas 2 (28); B Crosby (24).
2-out RBI: F Thomas 2; J Kendall 2; E Chavez 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Scutaro-B Crosby-D Johnson.

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
Scott Elarton, L (1-6) 6.2 6 5 5 4 6 2 4.94 29 105 57 32 6 19 5 14 6 0 44 -0.075 0.50 0.3
Joel Peralta 1.1 2 2 2 1 0 1 4.03 7 22 11 7 0 4 1 5 2 0 2 2 -0.049 0.09 -3.0
Team Totals 8 8 7 7 5 6 3 7.88 36 127 68 39 6 23 6 19 8 0 44 2 2 -0.124 0.42 -2.7

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
Joe Blanton, W (5-5) 9 5 0 0 2 5 0 5.21 33 118 78 48 8 22 14 12 3 0 80 0.377 0.73 4.8
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 2 5 0 0.00 33 118 78 48 8 22 14 12 3 0 80 0.377 0.73 4.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins, 1B - Tim Timmons, 2B - Joe Brinkman, 3B - Jeff Nelson.
Time of Game: 2:07.
Attendance: 25,181.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Wind 9mph out to Rightfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Oakland Athletics
1 David DeJesus CF 1 Mark Kotsay CF
2 Mark Grudzielanek 2B 2 Nick Swisher LF
3 Emil Brown LF 3 Eric Chavez 3B
4 Matt Stairs 1B 4 Frank Thomas DH
5 Tony Graffanino 3B 5 Bobby Crosby SS
6 Shane Costa RF 6 Jay Payton RF
7 Angel Berroa SS 7 Dan Johnson 1B
8 Paul Bako C 8 Jason Kendall C
9 Esteban German DH 9 Marco Scutaro 2B
Scott Elarton P Joe Blanton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  RR OAK F. Thomas S. Elarton 18% 70% Home Run (Line Drive); Chavez Scores
b4 2-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R OAK B. Crosby S. Elarton 7% 86% Home Run (Line Drive)
t3 0-2 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Stairs J. Blanton 6% 76% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
t5 0-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR D. DeJesus J. Blanton 5% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b6 3-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO OAK D. Johnson S. Elarton -5% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Joe Blanton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Blanton 2% 52% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Blanton 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR E. Brown J. Blanton 1% 55% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. Kotsay S. Elarton -2% 53% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK N. Swisher S. Elarton -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  OAK E. Chavez S. Elarton 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  RR OAK F. Thomas S. Elarton 18% 70% Home Run (Line Drive); Chavez Scores
b1 2-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK B. Crosby S. Elarton -1% 69% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Joe Blanton facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Stairs J. Blanton 2% 72% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t2 0-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Graffanino J. Blanton 2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR S. Costa J. Blanton -1% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t2 0-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR A. Berroa J. Blanton -2% 70% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Costa to 2B
t2 0-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR P. Bako J. Blanton 4% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK J. Payton S. Elarton -2% 73% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b2 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK D. Johnson S. Elarton 2% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 2-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  OAK J. Kendall S. Elarton 2% 77% Walk; Johnson to 2B
b2 2-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O OAK M. Scutaro S. Elarton -3% 74% Strikeout Looking
b2 2-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. Kotsay S. Elarton -3% 71% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Joe Blanton facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR E. German J. Blanton 3% 73% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Blanton -3% 70% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t3 0-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Blanton -4% 66% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); DeJesus to 2B
t3 0-2 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR E. Brown J. Blanton 3% 70% Groundout: 1B unassisted; DeJesus to 3B; Grudzielanek to 2B
t3 0-2 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Stairs J. Blanton 6% 76% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 2-3-4
b3 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK N. Swisher S. Elarton -2% 74% Flyball: CF
b3 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK E. Chavez S. Elarton -1% 73% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK F. Thomas S. Elarton -1% 72% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Joe Blanton facing 5-6-7
t4 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Graffanino J. Blanton 3% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-2 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR S. Costa J. Blanton 2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR A. Berroa J. Blanton 1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 5-6-7
b4 2-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R OAK B. Crosby S. Elarton 7% 86% Home Run (Line Drive)
b4 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK J. Payton S. Elarton -1% 85% Flyball: LF
b4 3-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O OAK D. Johnson S. Elarton -1% 84% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 3-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK J. Kendall S. Elarton -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Joe Blanton facing 8-9-1
t5 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR P. Bako J. Blanton 2% 86% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR E. German J. Blanton -3% 83% Walk
t5 0-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR D. DeJesus J. Blanton 5% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 9-1-2
b5 3-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK M. Scutaro S. Elarton -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 3-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK M. Kotsay S. Elarton -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 3-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK N. Swisher S. Elarton -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Joe Blanton facing 2-3-4
t6 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Blanton 2% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 0-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR E. Brown J. Blanton 2% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t6 0-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Stairs J. Blanton 1% 91% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 3-4-5
b6 3-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK E. Chavez S. Elarton -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  OAK F. Thomas S. Elarton 1% 91% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b6 3-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OAK B. Crosby S. Elarton 1% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive); Thomas to 2B
b6 3-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  OAK J. Payton S. Elarton 2% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive); Thomas to 3B; Crosby to 2B
b6 3-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO OAK D. Johnson S. Elarton -5% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Joe Blanton facing 5-6-7
t7 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Graffanino J. Blanton 3% 91% Popfly: 2B
t7 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR S. Costa J. Blanton 2% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 0-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Berroa J. Blanton -1% 92% Walk
t7 0-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR P. Bako J. Blanton 2% 94% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 8-9-1
b7 3-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK J. Kendall S. Elarton -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 3-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Scutaro S. Elarton -0% 93% Strikeout Looking
b7 3-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  OAK M. Kotsay S. Elarton 0% 93% Walk
b7 3-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  OAK N. Swisher S. Elarton 0% 94% Walk; Kotsay to 2B
Joel Peralta replaces Scott Elarton pitching
b7 3-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  RR OAK E. Chavez J. Peralta 5% 98% Triple to RF (Fly Ball); Kotsay Scores; Swisher Scores
b7 5-0 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O OAK F. Thomas J. Peralta -0% 98% Popfly: 1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Athletics' Joe Blanton facing 9-1-2
t8 0-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR E. German J. Blanton 1% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 0-5 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Blanton 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 0-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Blanton -0% 99% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t8 0-5 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR E. Brown J. Blanton 1% 99% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 5-6-7
b8 5-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK B. Crosby J. Peralta -0% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 5-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK J. Payton J. Peralta -0% 99% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b8 5-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK D. Johnson J. Peralta 0% 99% Walk
b8 5-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR OAK J. Kendall J. Peralta 1% 100% Home Run (Line Drive); Johnson Scores
b8 7-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK M. Scutaro J. Peralta -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 7.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-7, Athletics' Joe Blanton facing 4-5-6
t9 0-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Stairs J. Blanton 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 0-7 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR T. Graffanino J. Blanton 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 0-7 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR S. Costa J. Blanton 0% 100% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 7.

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