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Friday, August 17, 2007, 7:08PM
, McAfee Coliseum
Attendance: 18,185, Time of Game: 2:38
Royals
9
54-67
 Won 2 
4th, 13 GB
at Athletics
2
60-63
 Lost 1 
3rd, 12 GB
L: Dan Meyer (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          4  0  2   0  0  0   2  0  1    9 12  0
Athletics       1  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    2  4  1

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-2B 4 2 1 0 1 0 5 .280 .374 .391 .765 25 16 0.059 0.33 0.067 -0.008 0.8 1 1
Joey Gathright CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 5 .342 .398 .393 .792 19 13 -0.021 0.43 0.012 -0.033 0.6 2 0 SH
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .304 .344 .444 .788 21 13 0.095 0.34 0.109 -0.014 1.4 0 3 3B
   Jason Smith 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .256 .310 .565 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Billy Butler DH 4 2 2 2 1 1 5 .312 .370 .447 .817 16 10 0.068 0.40 0.078 -0.009 1.1 2B
Mark Teahen RF 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .284 .351 .407 .759 14 11 0.067 0.44 0.104 -0.037 0.3 2 0 3B,GDP
Emil Brown LF 4 1 1 2 1 0 5 .227 .282 .327 .609 17 9 0.122 0.29 0.132 -0.010 1.3 0 0 HR,IW
Alex Gordon 1B-3B 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .245 .319 .407 .726 27 14 0.002 0.10 0.008 -0.007 -0.7 15 1
John Buck C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .233 .317 .477 .794 21 13 -0.031 0.26 0.001 -0.031 -0.9 4 0 GDP
Tony Pena SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .269 .286 .356 .641 18 15 0.010 0.27 0.027 -0.017 0.5 1 8
Brian Bannister P 1 0
Team Totals 38 9 12 7 4 2 43 .316 .381 .526 .907 178 114 0.371 0.32 0.538 -0.166 4.3 27 13
2B: B Butler (13, off D Meyer).
3B: M Grudzielanek (3, off D Meyer); M Teahen (7, off D Meyer).
HR: E Brown (5, off D Meyer, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to CF).
SH: J Gathright (7, off D Meyer).
IBB: E Brown (1, by J Marshall).
TB: M Grudzielanek 4; E Brown 4; M Teahen 3; B Butler 3; J Gathright 2; A Gordon; J Buck; T Pena; E German.
GIDP: M Teahen (20); J Buck (9).
RBI: M Grudzielanek 2 (40); B Butler 2 (37); E Brown 2 (45); M Teahen (52).
2-out RBI: E Brown 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 5 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Grudzielanek-T Pena-A Gordon.

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Travis Buck CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .288 .377 .474 .850 12 8 -0.011 0.76 0.031 -0.043 0.0 4 0 2B
   Jeff DaVanon PR-CF 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .148 .294 .222 .516 3 3 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.1 0 0
Shannon Stewart LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .296 .358 .400 .758 12 9 -0.050 0.54 0.000 -0.050 -0.9 3 0
Nick Swisher 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .256 .397 .435 .832 19 10 0.047 0.36 0.066 -0.019 0.8 9 1 HR
Jack Cust RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .269 .401 .539 .939 13 8 -0.003 0.29 0.019 -0.022 -0.2 3 0 2B
Mike Piazza DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .275 .320 .387 .707 11 7 -0.044 0.54 0.000 -0.044 -0.7
Mark Ellis 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .260 .323 .430 .753 10 8 0.028 0.41 0.037 -0.009 0.1 4 3
Jack Hannahan 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .231 .250 .481 13 8 -0.091 0.70 0.000 -0.091 -1.1 1 1 GDP
Donnie Murphy SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .217 .286 .458 .744 6 5 -0.023 0.30 0.000 -0.023 -0.5 1 2
Kurt Suzuki C 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .250 .339 .433 .772 12 7 0.018 0.29 0.026 -0.007 0.1 2 0
Dan Meyer P 0 0
   Kiko Calero P 0 1
   Santiago Casilla P 0 0
   Jay Marshall P 0 1
Team Totals 30 2 4 2 1 4 31 .133 .161 .300 .461 111 73 -0.130 0.45 0.179 -0.309 -2.7 27 9
2B: J Cust (13, off B Bannister); T Buck (22, off B Bannister).
HR: N Swisher (15, off B Bannister, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF).
TB: N Swisher 4; T Buck 2; J Cust 2; M Ellis.
GIDP: J Hannahan (1).
RBI: N Swisher 2 (59).
2-out RBI: N Swisher.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. K Calero-M Ellis-N Swisher; N Swisher-D Murphy.
E: J Cust (3).

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
Brian Bannister, W (9-7) 9 4 2 2 1 4 1 3.31 31 111 73 42 7 24 14 12 3 0 74 0.130 0.45 2.7
Team Totals 9 4 2 2 1 4 1 2.00 31 111 73 42 7 24 14 12 3 0 74 0.130 0.45 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
Dan Meyer, L (0-1) 4 5 6 3 2 0 1 6.75 20 93 59 38 6 15 3 15 3 0 32 -0.354 0.57 -3.9
Kiko Calero 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.77 6 24 14 8 3 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.021 0.21 1.0
Santiago Casilla 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 3.58 10 33 23 12 6 5 5 4 0 0 0 0 -0.037 0.11 -1.0
Jay Marshall 1 3 1 1 1 1 0 5.45 7 28 18 11 1 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 -0.001 0.01 -0.5
Team Totals 9 12 9 6 4 2 1 6.00 43 178 114 69 16 29 17 20 3 0 32 0 0 -0.371 0.32 -4.3
Balks: None.
WP: D Meyer (1); S Casilla (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Marshall (5; E Brown).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dana DeMuth, 1B - Kerwin Danley, 2B - Doug Eddings, 3B - Mike Muchlinski.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: 18,185.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 14mph out to Rightfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Oakland Athletics
1 Esteban German 3B 1 Travis Buck CF
2 Joey Gathright CF 2 Shannon Stewart LF
3 Mark Grudzielanek 2B 3 Nick Swisher 1B
4 Billy Butler DH 4 Jack Cust RF
5 Mark Teahen RF 5 Mike Piazza DH
6 Emil Brown LF 6 Mark Ellis 2B
7 Alex Gordon 1B 7 Jack Hannahan 3B
8 John Buck C 8 Donnie Murphy SS
9 Tony Pena SS 9 Kurt Suzuki C
Brian Bannister P Dan Meyer P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 2-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  RR KCR E. Brown D. Meyer 13% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Butler Scores/unER; Brown Scores/unER
t1 0-0 1 --3 6,(3-2)  R KCR M. Grudzielanek D. Meyer 9% 64% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); German Scores/unER
t3 4-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  R KCR M. Teahen D. Meyer 9% 88% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Butler Scores
b2 1-4 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  OO OAK J. Hannahan B. Bannister 7% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b1 0-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R OAK N. Swisher B. Bannister -7% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)

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' Dan Meyer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 8,(2-2)  KCR E. German D. Meyer 6% 56% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball); German to 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Gathright D. Meyer -1% 54% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); German to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 6,(3-2)  R KCR M. Grudzielanek D. Meyer 9% 64% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); German Scores/unER
t1 1-0 1 --3 3,(0-2)  R KCR B. Butler D. Meyer 6% 70% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Grudzielanek Scores
t1 2-0 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen D. Meyer -2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B; Butler to 3B
t1 2-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  RR KCR E. Brown D. Meyer 13% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Butler Scores/unER; Brown Scores/unER
t1 4-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR A. Gordon D. Meyer -1% 80% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
b1 0-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK T. Buck B. Bannister 2% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK S. Stewart B. Bannister 1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R OAK N. Swisher B. Bannister -7% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b1 1-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK J. Cust B. Bannister -2% 75% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b1 1-4 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O OAK M. Piazza B. Bannister 3% 78% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Athletics' Dan Meyer facing 8-9-1
t2 4-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck D. Meyer -1% 76% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t2 4-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pena D. Meyer -1% 75% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t2 4-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR E. German D. Meyer 1% 76% Walk
t2 4-1 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O KCR J. Gathright D. Meyer -1% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 6-7-8
b2 1-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK M. Ellis B. Bannister -4% 71% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b2 1-4 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  OO OAK J. Hannahan B. Bannister 7% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b2 1-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK D. Murphy B. Bannister 1% 79% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Athletics' Dan Meyer facing 3-4-5
t3 4-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek D. Meyer -1% 78% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 4-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Butler D. Meyer 1% 80% Walk
t3 4-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  R KCR M. Teahen D. Meyer 9% 88% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Butler Scores
t3 5-1 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R KCR E. Brown D. Meyer 2% 90% Wild Pitch; Teahen Scores
t3 6-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR E. Brown D. Meyer -1% 89% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 6-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR A. Gordon D. Meyer 0% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t3 6-1 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  O KCR J. Buck D. Meyer -1% 89% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 9-1-2
b3 1-6 0 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK K. Suzuki B. Bannister -3% 86% Walk
b3 1-6 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O OAK T. Buck B. Bannister 2% 89% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b3 1-6 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O OAK S. Stewart B. Bannister 2% 91% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-6 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O OAK N. Swisher B. Bannister 1% 92% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Athletics 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Athletics' Dan Meyer facing 9-1-2
t4 6-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR T. Pena D. Meyer -1% 91% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
t4 6-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR E. German D. Meyer -0% 91% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t4 6-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Gathright D. Meyer -0% 91% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 4-5-6
b4 1-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O OAK J. Cust B. Bannister 1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-6 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O OAK M. Piazza B. Bannister 1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 1-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Ellis B. Bannister 1% 94% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Athletics 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Athletics' Kiko Calero facing 3-4-5
Kiko Calero replaces Dan Meyer pitching
t5 6-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  KCR M. Grudzielanek K. Calero 1% 94% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t5 6-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Butler K. Calero -1% 94% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t5 6-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR M. Teahen K. Calero -1% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 7-8-9
b5 1-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK J. Hannahan B. Bannister 1% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b5 1-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK D. Murphy B. Bannister 1% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b5 1-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK K. Suzuki B. Bannister 1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Athletics 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Athletics' Kiko Calero facing 6-7-8
t6 6-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR E. Brown K. Calero -0% 95% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B)
t6 6-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR A. Gordon K. Calero 0% 95% Walk
t6 6-1 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO KCR J. Buck K. Calero -1% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
b6 1-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  OAK T. Buck B. Bannister -3% 91% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
Jeff DaVanon pinch runs for Travis Buck (CF) batting 1st
b6 1-6 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O OAK S. Stewart B. Bannister 2% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); DaVanon to 3B
b6 1-6 1 --3 4,(2-1)  RO OAK N. Swisher B. Bannister 0% 93% Groundout: 1B-P; DaVanon Scores
b6 2-6 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O OAK J. Cust B. Bannister 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Athletics 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Athletics' Santiago Casilla facing 9-1-2
Santiago Casilla replaces Kiko Calero pitching
Jeff DaVanon moves from PR to CF
t7 6-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR T. Pena S. Casilla 1% 95% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t7 6-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR E. German S. Casilla -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Pena to 2B
t7 6-2 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. Gathright S. Casilla 1% 96% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 1B); Pena to 3B
t7 6-2 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  R KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Casilla 2% 98% Wild Pitch; Pena Scores; Gathright to 3B
t7 7-2 1 --3 4,(1-2)  R KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Casilla 1% 98% Fielder's Choice P; Gathright Scores; Grudzielanek to 1B
t7 8-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler S. Casilla -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t7 8-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Casilla -0% 98% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-8, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 5-6-7
b7 2-8 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK M. Piazza B. Bannister 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 2-8 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. Ellis B. Bannister 0% 99% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B)
b7 2-8 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan B. Bannister 0% 99% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Athletics 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-2, Athletics' Santiago Casilla facing 6-7-8
t8 8-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR E. Brown S. Casilla -0% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t8 8-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Gordon S. Casilla -0% 99% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
t8 8-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Buck S. Casilla 0% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t8 8-2 2 1-- 5,(0-2)  O KCR T. Pena S. Casilla -0% 99% Foul Popfly: 2B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-8, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 8-9-1
b8 2-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK D. Murphy B. Bannister 0% 99% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b8 2-8 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK K. Suzuki B. Bannister 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 2-8 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK J. DaVanon B. Bannister 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Athletics 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-2, Athletics' Jay Marshall facing 1-2-3
Jay Marshall replaces Santiago Casilla pitching
t9 8-2 0 --- 7,(2-2)  KCR E. German J. Marshall 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 8-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Gathright J. Marshall 0% 100% Single to P (Ground Ball to Front of Home); German to 2B
t9 8-2 0 12- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Marshall -0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B); German to 3B
t9 8-2 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R KCR B. Butler J. Marshall 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); German Scores; Grudzielanek to 2B
t9 9-2 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Marshall -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B-1B); Grudzielanek to 3B; Butler to 2B
t9 9-2 2 -23 4,(3-0)  KCR E. Brown J. Marshall 0% 100% Intentional Walk
t9 9-2 2 123 7,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Marshall -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 9, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-9, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 2-3-4
Jason Smith replaces Mark Grudzielanek (2B) playing 1B batting 3rd
Esteban German moves from 3B to 2B
Alex Gordon moves from 1B to 3B
b9 2-9 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK S. Stewart B. Bannister 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b9 2-9 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK N. Swisher B. Bannister 0% 100% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b9 2-9 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK J. Cust B. Bannister 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, Athletics 2.

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  • 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.

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