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Thursday, May 17, 2007, 12:37PM
, McAfee Coliseum
Attendance: 21,037, Time of Game: 2:52
Royals
7
15-27
 Won 2 
5th, 11 GB
at Athletics
4
20-20
 Lost 2 
2nd, 3 GB
W: Scott Elarton (1-0)
L: Dallas Braden (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  2  0   0  0  3   1  1  0    7 11  0
Athletics       0  1  0   0  0  3   0  0  0    4  9  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
Esteban German 3B 4 0 0 1 1 1 5 .286 .404 .451 .854 17 10 -0.051 0.96 0.036 -0.087 -0.7 3 0
David DeJesus CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .276 .347 .431 .778 18 10 -0.028 0.70 0.047 -0.075 -0.6 4 1 2B
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .250 .290 .363 .653 23 14 -0.026 0.66 0.048 -0.074 -0.5 1 3 2B
Mark Teahen RF 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .296 .398 .458 .855 22 13 0.193 1.07 0.246 -0.054 1.5 1 0 2B,CS
Mike Sweeney DH 3 2 2 1 2 0 5 .250 .331 .395 .726 20 9 0.173 0.93 0.197 -0.023 1.8 2B,IW
Emil Brown LF 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .202 .276 .266 .542 14 10 -0.011 0.98 0.096 -0.106 -0.2 6 0 3B
Ryan Shealy 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .148 .209 .230 .438 22 14 0.005 0.93 0.062 -0.056 -0.3 6 1
Paul Phillips C 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .250 .400 .500 .900 13 7 0.051 0.86 0.075 -0.024 0.9 4 0 2B
Angel Berroa SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .500 .333 .833 10 7 0.018 0.71 0.047 -0.029 0.3 2 5 HBP
Scott Elarton P 0 1
   Zack Greinke P 0 0
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
   David Riske P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
Team Totals 36 7 11 6 5 4 42 .306 .405 .500 .905 159 94 0.324 0.88 0.854 -0.528 2.3 27 11
2B: M Sweeney (6, off D Braden); P Phillips (1, off C Robertson); D DeJesus (9, off C Robertson); M Teahen (9, off C Robertson); M Grudzielanek (11, off J Witasick).
3B: E Brown (1, off D Braden).
IBB: M Sweeney (3, by C Robertson).
HBP: A Berroa (1, by D Braden).
TB: E Brown 3; M Teahen 3; M Sweeney 3; M Grudzielanek 3; D DeJesus 2; P Phillips 2; R Shealy; A Berroa.
RBI: P Phillips 2 (2); E Brown (9); M Teahen (19); M Sweeney (18); E German (12).
2-out RBI: M Teahen; P Phillips.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 3. M Grudzielanek-A Berroa-R Shealy; A Berroa-M Grudzielanek-R Shealy; S Elarton-A Berroa-R Shealy.
Outfield Assists: D DeJesus (B Crosby at 3rd base).
Baserunning
CS: M Teahen (2, 2nd base by J Witasick/A Melhuse).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Shannon Stewart LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 .260 .337 .344 .681 20 15 -0.085 1.68 0.163 -0.249 -1.0 4 0 2B,HBP,2·GDP
Nick Swisher CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .286 .415 .496 .911 15 9 -0.159 1.67 0.000 -0.159 -1.3 3 0
Eric Chavez 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .252 .305 .429 .735 11 8 -0.212 1.54 0.022 -0.234 -1.4 2 2 GDP
Dan Johnson 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .352 .472 .592 1.063 18 9 -0.042 0.96 0.035 -0.077 -0.3 9 0
Jack Cust DH 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .270 .449 .865 1.314 17 6 0.041 1.17 0.096 -0.056 0.4
Bobby Crosby SS 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .255 .292 .416 .708 12 7 0.143 1.48 0.200 -0.057 1.5 0 3 HR
Travis Buck RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .218 .343 .448 .791 11 8 -0.056 1.46 0.028 -0.083 -0.2 2 0 SF
Mark Ellis 2B 4 0 3 1 0 1 4 .258 .338 .356 .694 12 8 0.163 1.54 0.187 -0.024 1.3 1 1 2B
Adam Melhuse C 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .158 .238 .211 .449 17 10 0.034 1.52 0.135 -0.101 0.3 5 2
Dallas Braden P 1 1
   Connor Robertson P 0 1
   Lenny DiNardo P 0 1
   Jay Witasick P 0 0
Team Totals 31 4 9 4 4 4 37 .290 .378 .452 .830 133 80 -0.173 1.45 0.866 -1.040 -0.7 27 11
2B: S Stewart (7, off S Elarton); M Ellis (7, off S Elarton).
HR: B Crosby (5, off S Elarton, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: T Buck (1, off Z Greinke).
HBP: S Stewart (2, by Z Greinke).
TB: B Crosby 5; M Ellis 4; S Stewart 2; E Chavez; A Melhuse; T Buck.
GIDP: S Stewart 2 (8); E Chavez (4).
RBI: B Crosby 2 (17); T Buck (13); M Ellis (18).
2-out RBI: M Ellis.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 9.

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, W (1-0) 5.1 6 4 4 3 1 1 5.23 23 80 46 29 2 15 4 15 4 0 38 0.102 1.19 0.5
Zack Greinke, H (2) 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 5.01 6 24 15 9 3 3 0 4 3 0 3 3 -0.182 2.87 -1.8
Jimmy Gobble, H (3) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.70 3 12 5 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 2 0 0.154 1.78 0.9
David Riske, H (3) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.79 2 4 4 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0.057 1.08 0.5
Joakim Soria, S (8) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.72 3 13 10 3 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.043 0.55 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 4 4 1 4.00 37 133 80 45 8 27 6 22 9 0 38 6 3 0.174 1.45 0.7

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
Dallas Braden, L (1-3) 5.1 6 5 5 1 1 0 6.41 24 95 61 42 5 14 6 15 5 0 36 -0.185 1.06 -1.9
Connor Robertson 1.2 3 1 1 1 2 0 5.40 9 31 19 11 2 6 2 4 1 0 1 1 -0.100 0.97 -0.5
Lenny DiNardo 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2.70 5 20 9 4 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 -0.050 0.61 -0.5
Jay Witasick 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3.65 4 13 5 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.009 0.19 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 7 7 5 4 0 7.00 42 159 94 62 9 23 10 22 6 0 36 1 1 -0.326 0.88 -2.3
Balks: None.
WP: D Braden (2).
HBP: D Braden (1; A Berroa); Z Greinke (3; S Stewart).
IBB: C Robertson (1; M Sweeney).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dan Iassogna, 1B - Ron Kulpa, 2B - Dale Scott, 3B - Paul Emmel.
Time of Game: 2:52.
Attendance: 21,037.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 55° F, Wind 13mph out to Rightfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Oakland Athletics
1 Esteban German 3B 1 Shannon Stewart LF
2 David DeJesus CF 2 Nick Swisher CF
3 Mark Grudzielanek 2B 3 Eric Chavez 3B
4 Mark Teahen RF 4 Dan Johnson 1B
5 Mike Sweeney DH 5 Jack Cust DH
6 Emil Brown LF 6 Bobby Crosby SS
7 Ryan Shealy 1B 7 Travis Buck RF
8 Paul Phillips C 8 Mark Ellis 2B
9 Angel Berroa SS 9 Adam Melhuse C
Scott Elarton P Dallas Braden P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 1-2 1 123 2,(0-1)  OO OAK S. Stewart S. Elarton 16% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b7 4-6 1 12- 4,(2-1)  OO OAK E. Chavez J. Gobble 16% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t6 2-1 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  R KCR M. Sweeney D. Braden 13% 79% Double to LF (Line Drive); Grudzielanek Scores
t7 5-4 2 --3 4,(1-2)  R KCR M. Teahen C. Robertson 12% 80% Double to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); DeJesus Scores
b7 4-6 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  OAK S. Stewart Z. Greinke -10% 61% Hit By Pitch; Melhuse to 2B

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' Dallas Braden facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR E. German D. Braden -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus D. Braden -2% 46% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek D. Braden -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
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)  OAK S. Stewart S. Elarton -6% 39% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O OAK N. Swisher S. Elarton 1% 41% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Stewart to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 3,(1-1)  O OAK E. Chavez S. Elarton 6% 46% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b1 0-0 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Johnson S. Elarton 4% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dallas Braden facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Teahen D. Braden 4% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  KCR M. Sweeney D. Braden 6% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive); Teahen to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- 4,(2-1)  O KCR E. Brown D. Braden -5% 54% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 12- 5,(1-2)  KCR R. Shealy D. Braden 6% 60% Single to LF (Line Drive to Weak SS); Teahen to 3B; Sweeney to 2B
t2 0-0 1 123 2,(0-1)  R KCR P. Phillips D. Braden 8% 68% Wild Pitch; Teahen Scores; Sweeney to 3B; Shealy to 2B
t2 1-0 1 -23 4,(1-2)  RO KCR P. Phillips D. Braden 1% 69% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Sweeney Scores; Shealy to 3B
t2 2-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Berroa D. Braden 1% 70% Hit By Pitch
t2 2-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O KCR E. German D. Braden -4% 66% Lineout: P
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Cust S. Elarton 2% 68% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R OAK B. Crosby S. Elarton -10% 58% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b2 1-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  OAK T. Buck S. Elarton -3% 55% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
b2 1-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OAK M. Ellis S. Elarton -4% 51% Single to CF (Line Drive); Buck to 2B
b2 1-2 1 12- 6,(3-2)  OAK A. Melhuse S. Elarton -7% 45% Walk; Buck to 3B; Ellis to 2B
b2 1-2 1 123 2,(0-1)  OO OAK S. Stewart S. Elarton 16% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Dallas Braden facing 2-3-4
t3 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus D. Braden -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t3 2-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek D. Braden -2% 57% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t3 2-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Teahen D. Braden -1% 56% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 2-3-4
b3 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK N. Swisher S. Elarton 3% 59% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 1-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK E. Chavez S. Elarton 2% 61% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 1-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Johnson S. Elarton 1% 62% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Dallas Braden facing 5-6-7
t4 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney D. Braden -2% 60% Flyball: CF
t4 2-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR E. Brown D. Braden -2% 58% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t4 2-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR R. Shealy D. Braden -1% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK J. Cust S. Elarton 3% 60% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
b4 1-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK B. Crosby S. Elarton 2% 62% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 1-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK T. Buck S. Elarton 1% 64% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Dallas Braden facing 8-9-1
t5 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR P. Phillips D. Braden -2% 61% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 2-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Berroa D. Braden -2% 60% Groundout: P-1B
t5 2-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR E. German D. Braden 1% 61% Walk
t5 2-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus D. Braden -3% 58% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 8-9-1
b5 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  OAK M. Ellis S. Elarton -9% 49% Double to SS (Pop Fly to Short LF-CF)
b5 1-2 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O OAK A. Melhuse S. Elarton 9% 58% Fielder's Choice SS; Ellis out at 3B/SS-3B; Melhuse to 1B
b5 1-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO OAK S. Stewart S. Elarton 8% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Dallas Braden facing 3-4-5
t6 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek D. Braden 4% 70% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
t6 2-1 0 1-- 6,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen D. Braden -4% 66% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t6 2-1 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  R KCR M. Sweeney D. Braden 13% 79% Double to LF (Line Drive); Grudzielanek Scores
t6 3-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R KCR E. Brown D. Braden 10% 89% Triple to LF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Sweeney Scores
Connor Robertson replaces Dallas Braden pitching
t6 4-1 1 --3 5,(2-2)  O KCR R. Shealy C. Robertson -3% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-1 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R KCR P. Phillips C. Robertson 6% 91% Double to 2B (Pop Fly to Short CF-RF); Brown Scores
t6 5-1 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Berroa C. Robertson -1% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Scott Elarton facing 2-3-4
b6 1-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK N. Swisher S. Elarton 2% 92% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b6 1-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  OAK E. Chavez S. Elarton -2% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
b6 1-5 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  OAK D. Johnson S. Elarton -4% 86% Walk; Chavez to 2B
b6 1-5 1 12- 5,(3-1)  OAK J. Cust S. Elarton -6% 80% Walk; Chavez to 3B; Johnson to 2B
Zack Greinke replaces Scott Elarton pitching
b6 1-5 1 123 3,(2-0)  R OAK B. Crosby Z. Greinke -10% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Chavez Scores; Johnson to 3B; Cust to 2B
b6 2-5 1 123 2,(0-1)  RO OAK T. Buck Z. Greinke 5% 75% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF); Johnson Scores
b6 3-5 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RO OAK M. Ellis Z. Greinke -6% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive); Cust Scores; Crosby out at 3B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Athletics 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Athletics' Connor Robertson facing 1-2-3
t7 5-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR E. German C. Robertson -3% 67% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS)
t7 5-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR D. DeJesus C. Robertson 5% 71% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t7 5-4 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek C. Robertson -3% 68% Flyball: RF (CF-RF); DeJesus to 3B
t7 5-4 2 --3 4,(1-2)  R KCR M. Teahen C. Robertson 12% 80% Double to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); DeJesus Scores
t7 6-4 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Sweeney C. Robertson 1% 81% Intentional Walk
t7 6-4 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR E. Brown C. Robertson -3% 78% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-6, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 9-1-2
b7 4-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  OAK A. Melhuse Z. Greinke -7% 71% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
b7 4-6 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  OAK S. Stewart Z. Greinke -10% 61% Hit By Pitch; Melhuse to 2B
b7 4-6 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O OAK N. Swisher Z. Greinke 10% 70% Strikeout Swinging
Jimmy Gobble replaces Zack Greinke pitching
b7 4-6 1 12- 4,(2-1)  OO OAK E. Chavez J. Gobble 16% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Athletics 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Athletics' Lenny DiNardo facing 7-8-9
Lenny DiNardo replaces Connor Robertson pitching
t8 6-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR R. Shealy L. DiNardo -1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
t8 6-4 1 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR P. Phillips L. DiNardo 1% 86% Walk
t8 6-4 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR A. Berroa L. DiNardo 4% 90% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Phillips to 3B
t8 6-4 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  RO KCR E. German L. DiNardo 2% 92% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS); Phillips Scores; Berroa to 2B
t8 7-4 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus L. DiNardo -1% 91% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-7, Royals' Jimmy Gobble facing 4-5-6
b8 4-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK D. Johnson J. Gobble 3% 94% Lineout: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b8 4-7 1 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK J. Cust J. Gobble -3% 91% Walk
David Riske replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
b8 4-7 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK B. Crosby D. Riske 3% 94% Lineout: RF (RF Line)
b8 4-7 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK T. Buck D. Riske 2% 97% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Athletics 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-4, Athletics' Jay Witasick facing 3-4-5
Jay Witasick replaces Lenny DiNardo pitching
t9 7-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Witasick 1% 98% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
t9 7-4 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Witasick -1% 96% Baserunner Out Advancing; Grudzielanek out at 3B/C-3B
t9 7-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Teahen J. Witasick 0% 97% Walk
t9 7-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Witasick -1% 96% Teahen Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t9 7-4 2 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Sweeney J. Witasick 0% 96% Walk
t9 7-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR E. Brown J. Witasick -0% 96% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-7, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 8-9-1
Joakim Soria replaces David Riske pitching
b9 4-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Ellis J. Soria 2% 98% Strikeout Looking
b9 4-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK A. Melhuse J. Soria 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-7 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O OAK S. Stewart J. Soria 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Athletics 4.

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