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SEA
@LAA
4
5
NYY
@BAL
2
8
TEX
@BOS
3
11
CLE
@MIN
4
0
KCR
@OAK
2
13
CHW
@TBR
9
2
DET
@TOR
8
4
SDP
@ARI
0
9
LAD
@ATL
1
6
PIT
@CHC
2
3
MIL
@CIN
5
2
WSN
@FLA
6
4
COL
@HOU
11
5
NYM
@PHI
6
4
SFG
@STL
1
11
Friday, April 18, 2008, 7:07PM
, McAfee Coliseum
Attendance: 12,528, Time of Game: 2:38
Royals
2
9-8
 Lost 2 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Athletics
13
10-8
 Won 1 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Chad Gaudin (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  4  0
Athletics       1  0  0   0  0  4   0  8  X   13 15  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
Joey Gathright CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .259 .279 .276 .555 13 8 -0.078 0.81 0.000 -0.078 -0.8 3 0
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .298 .365 .316 .681 13 5 0.000 0.73 0.040 -0.040 -0.2 1 2
Mark Teahen LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .281 .370 .422 .792 14 9 -0.078 0.83 0.000 -0.078 -0.9 4 0
Billy Butler DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .333 .394 .444 .839 15 10 0.036 0.83 0.073 -0.037 0.1
Jose Guillen RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .162 .186 .250 .436 11 8 -0.063 0.83 0.000 -0.063 -0.6 1 0
Alex Gordon 3B 3 1 1 0 0 2 3 .333 .362 .545 .908 11 7 -0.008 0.56 0.023 -0.031 -0.1 3 1 2B
Ross Gload 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .308 .368 .327 .695 15 9 0.077 0.65 0.096 -0.019 0.7 8 0
John Buck C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .239 .321 .326 .647 7 5 -0.070 0.89 0.000 -0.070 -0.7 4 0
Tony Pena SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .128 .143 .149 .292 11 9 0.009 0.74 0.040 -0.031 0.1 0 2
Brian Bannister P 0 1
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Joel Peralta P 0 0
   Yasuhiko Yabuta P 0 0
   Hideo Nomo P 0 0
Team Totals 30 2 4 1 1 8 31 .133 .161 .167 .328 110 70 -0.175 0.77 0.272 -0.447 -2.5 24 6
2B: A Gordon (5, off C Gaudin).
TB: A Gordon 2; B Butler; R Gload; T Pena.
RBI: B Butler (8).
2-out RBI: B Butler.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 2 for 3.

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kurt Suzuki C 4 2 2 0 1 2 5 .339 .409 .390 .799 21 10 0.046 0.75 0.090 -0.044 0.4 8 2
Daric Barton 1B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .246 .383 .338 .721 18 10 -0.089 0.94 0.009 -0.098 -0.3 8 2
Mark Ellis 2B 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .233 .313 .411 .724 15 11 -0.079 0.83 0.014 -0.093 -0.1 2 3
Jack Cust DH 3 2 1 1 2 0 5 .159 .362 .273 .635 18 8 0.046 0.82 0.079 -0.033 1.0
Emil Brown LF 5 2 3 3 0 0 5 .291 .310 .436 .747 17 11 0.163 1.12 0.198 -0.034 3.0 0 1 2B
Ryan Sweeney CF 5 2 3 1 0 1 5 .314 .333 .400 .733 21 13 0.114 1.11 0.153 -0.039 1.5 6 0
Bobby Crosby SS 4 3 3 5 1 0 5 .282 .338 .465 .802 15 8 0.291 1.19 0.314 -0.023 5.3 0 2 HR,2·2B
Travis Buck RF 4 0 0 1 0 1 5 .154 .197 .277 .474 14 9 -0.109 0.80 0.015 -0.124 -1.5 1 0 SF
   Chris Denorfia RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .308 .250 .558 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jack Hannahan 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .174 .291 .239 .530 14 8 -0.059 1.02 0.034 -0.093 -0.3 0 0
Chad Gaudin P 1 0
   Santiago Casilla P 1 0
   Andrew Brown P 0 0
Team Totals 38 13 15 13 5 4 44 .395 .455 .553 1.007 153 88 0.324 0.95 0.906 -0.581 9.0 27 10
2B: B Crosby 2 (7, 2 off B Bannister); E Brown (3, off H Nomo).
HR: B Crosby (2, off H Nomo, 8th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF-CF).
SF: T Buck (2, off R Mahay).
TB: B Crosby 8; E Brown 4; R Sweeney 3; K Suzuki 2; D Barton; M Ellis; J Cust; J Hannahan.
RBI: B Crosby 5 (13); E Brown 3 (13); T Buck (6); J Cust (6); J Hannahan (5); R Sweeney (4); M Ellis (10).
2-out RBI: E Brown 3; B Crosby 3; J Cust; M Ellis; R Sweeney.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 8 for 12.
Fielding
E: J Hannahan (4).
Outfield Assists: E Brown (B Butler at 2nd base).

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, L (3-1) 5 9 5 5 1 1 0 2.42 25 86 54 35 3 16 5 18 8 0 29 -0.279 1.45 -2.0
Ron Mahay 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.00 4 13 8 4 1 3 1 2 1 0 2 2 -0.046 0.67 -0.4
Joel Peralta 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 4 12 9 4 3 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0.027 0.26 0.9
Yasuhiko Yabuta 0.2 1 5 5 4 0 0 10.13 7 26 7 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 -0.022 0.16 -2.3
Hideo Nomo 0.1 3 3 3 0 1 1 18.69 4 16 10 3 3 4 1 2 0 0 3 3 -0.004 0.01 -5.2
Team Totals 8 15 13 13 5 4 1 14.62 44 153 88 49 12 27 11 24 9 0 29 7 5 -0.324 0.95 -9.0
B Bannister faced 4 batters in the 6th inning.

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
Chad Gaudin, W (1-1) 7 4 2 1 1 8 0 4.76 25 96 59 32 11 16 6 10 2 0 70 0.133 0.89 1.5
Santiago Casilla, H (5) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 8 6 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.043 0.56 0.5
Andrew Brown 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 6 5 4 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 4 2 1 1 8 0 1.00 31 110 70 39 12 19 10 12 2 0 70 0 0 0.176 0.77 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: B Bannister (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Timmons, 1B - Gary Cederstrom, 2B - Fieldin Culbreth, 3B - Jim Reynolds.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: 12,528.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 52° F, Wind 14mph out to Rightfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Oakland Athletics
1 Joey Gathright CF 1 Kurt Suzuki C
2 Mark Grudzielanek 2B 2 Daric Barton 1B
3 Mark Teahen LF 3 Mark Ellis 2B
4 Billy Butler DH 4 Jack Cust DH
5 Jose Guillen RF 5 Emil Brown LF
6 Alex Gordon 3B 6 Ryan Sweeney CF
7 Ross Gload 1B 7 Bobby Crosby SS
8 John Buck C 8 Travis Buck RF
9 Tony Pena SS 9 Jack Hannahan 3B
Brian Bannister P Chad Gaudin P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-2 0 123 2,(1-0)  RR OAK B. Crosby B. Bannister 20% 87% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Cust Scores; Brown Scores; Sweeney to 3B
b6 1-2 0 12- 3,(2-0)  OAK R. Sweeney B. Bannister 12% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Cust to 3B; Brown to 2B
b4 1-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK B. Crosby B. Bannister 11% 54% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Sweeney to 3B
b4 1-2 1 -23 2,(1-0)  O OAK T. Buck B. Bannister -10% 44% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b1 0-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R OAK E. Brown B. Bannister 10% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive); Suzuki Scores; Cust 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' Chad Gaudin facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Gathright C. Gaudin 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek C. Gaudin 2% 54% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Gaudin 1% 55% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK K. Suzuki B. Bannister 4% 58% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O OAK D. Barton B. Bannister -3% 55% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Ellis B. Bannister -3% 52% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  OAK J. Cust B. Bannister 1% 53% Wild Pitch; Suzuki to 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  OAK J. Cust B. Bannister 1% 54% Walk
b1 0-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R OAK E. Brown B. Bannister 10% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive); Suzuki Scores; Cust to 2B
b1 1-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney B. Bannister -4% 61% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Chad Gaudin facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Butler C. Gaudin 2% 63% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t2 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen C. Gaudin 2% 65% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Gordon C. Gaudin -2% 62% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t2 0-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R KCR R. Gload C. Gaudin -10% 53% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Gordon Scores/Adv on E5 (throw)/No RBI/unER
t2 1-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Buck C. Gaudin 2% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 7-8-9
b2 1-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O OAK B. Crosby B. Bannister -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 1-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK T. Buck B. Bannister -2% 51% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
b2 1-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan B. Bannister -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Athletics 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Chad Gaudin facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR T. Pena C. Gaudin -4% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t3 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Gathright C. Gaudin 4% 50% Bunt Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
t3 1-1 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek C. Gaudin -4% 46% Walk; Pena to 2B
t3 1-1 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Gaudin 5% 51% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 1-1 2 12- 6,(2-2)  RO KCR B. Butler C. Gaudin -7% 43% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Pena Scores; Grudzielanek to 3B; Butler out at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
b3 1-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK K. Suzuki B. Bannister 4% 48% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b3 1-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK D. Barton B. Bannister -4% 44% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 1-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. Ellis B. Bannister -3% 40% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
b3 1-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK J. Cust B. Bannister -3% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Chad Gaudin facing 5-6-7
t4 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Guillen C. Gaudin 2% 40% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
t4 2-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Gaudin 2% 41% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR R. Gload C. Gaudin 1% 43% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK E. Brown B. Bannister -3% 39% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b4 1-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  OAK R. Sweeney B. Bannister 3% 43% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b4 1-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK B. Crosby B. Bannister 11% 54% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Sweeney to 3B
b4 1-2 1 -23 2,(1-0)  O OAK T. Buck B. Bannister -10% 44% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b4 1-2 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan B. Bannister -8% 36% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Chad Gaudin facing 8-9-1
t5 2-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck C. Gaudin 2% 38% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pena C. Gaudin 2% 40% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Gathright C. Gaudin 1% 41% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
b5 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK K. Suzuki B. Bannister -3% 38% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Barton B. Bannister -2% 35% Flyball: LF
b5 1-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Ellis B. Bannister -2% 34% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Chad Gaudin facing 2-3-4
t6 2-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek C. Gaudin 2% 36% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Gaudin 2% 38% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t6 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler C. Gaudin 1% 39% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 4-5-6
b6 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  OAK J. Cust B. Bannister 6% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b6 1-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OAK E. Brown B. Bannister 9% 55% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Cust to 2B
b6 1-2 0 12- 3,(2-0)  OAK R. Sweeney B. Bannister 12% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Cust to 3B; Brown to 2B
b6 1-2 0 123 2,(1-0)  RR OAK B. Crosby B. Bannister 20% 87% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Cust Scores; Brown Scores; Sweeney to 3B
Ron Mahay replaces Brian Bannister pitching
b6 3-2 0 -23 3,(1-1)  RO OAK T. Buck R. Mahay 1% 88% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Sweeney Scores; Crosby to 3B
b6 4-2 1 --3 2,(1-0)  R OAK J. Hannahan R. Mahay 3% 91% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Crosby Scores
b6 5-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK K. Suzuki R. Mahay -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b6 5-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  OAK D. Barton R. Mahay 1% 91% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Hannahan to 2B
Joel Peralta replaces Ron Mahay pitching
b6 5-2 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O OAK M. Ellis J. Peralta -1% 90% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Chad Gaudin facing 5-6-7
t7 2-5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen C. Gaudin 2% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Gaudin 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR R. Gload C. Gaudin 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 4-5-6
b7 5-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK J. Cust J. Peralta -1% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b7 5-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK E. Brown J. Peralta -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 5-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney J. Peralta -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Santiago Casilla facing 8-9-1
Santiago Casilla replaces Chad Gaudin pitching
t8 2-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Buck S. Casilla 2% 95% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t8 2-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Pena S. Casilla 1% 97% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
t8 2-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Gathright S. Casilla 1% 97% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Yasuhiko Yabuta facing 7-8-9
Yasuhiko Yabuta replaces Joel Peralta pitching
b8 5-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK B. Crosby Y. Yabuta 0% 98% Walk
b8 5-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK T. Buck Y. Yabuta -0% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b8 5-2 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O OAK J. Hannahan Y. Yabuta -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Crosby to 2B
b8 5-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  OAK K. Suzuki Y. Yabuta 0% 97% Walk
b8 5-2 2 12- 5,(3-1)  OAK D. Barton Y. Yabuta 0% 98% Walk; Crosby to 3B; Suzuki to 2B
b8 5-2 2 123 2,(1-0)  R OAK M. Ellis Y. Yabuta 1% 99% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Crosby Scores; Suzuki to 3B; Barton to 2B
b8 6-2 2 123 6,(3-2)  R OAK J. Cust Y. Yabuta 1% 100% Walk; Suzuki Scores; Barton to 3B; Ellis to 2B
Hideo Nomo replaces Yasuhiko Yabuta pitching
b8 7-2 2 123 6,(3-2)  RR OAK E. Brown H. Nomo 0% 100% Double to SS (Pop Fly to Short LF); Barton Scores; Ellis Scores; Cust to 3B
b8 9-2 2 -23 4,(1-2)  R OAK R. Sweeney H. Nomo 0% 100% Single to P (Ground Ball); Cust Scores; Brown to 3B
b8 10-2 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  RRR OAK B. Crosby H. Nomo 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Brown Scores; Sweeney Scores
b8 13-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK T. Buck H. Nomo 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
8 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 13.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-13, Athletics' Andrew Brown facing 2-3-4
Andrew Brown replaces Santiago Casilla pitching
Chris Denorfia replaces Travis Buck playing RF batting 8th
t9 2-13 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek A. Brown 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 2-13 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen A. Brown 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-13 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Butler A. Brown 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 13.

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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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