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SEA
@LAA
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4
NYY
@BAL
0
6
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@BOS
3
5
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@MIN
0
3
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@OAK
5
6
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@TBR
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5
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@TOR
2
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@ARI
3
10
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@CHC
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@CIN
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2
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@PHI
4
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@STL
3
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Saturday, April 19, 2008, 1:07PM
, McAfee Coliseum
Attendance: 20,390, Time of Game: 3:16
Royals
5
9-9
 Lost 3 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Athletics
6
11-8
 Won 2 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Joey Devine (2-0)
L: Joel Peralta (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          3  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    5  8  1
Athletics       0  0  0   0  3  1   2  0  X    6 16  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
David DeJesus CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .429 .438 .429 .866 17 9 0.002 0.69 0.044 -0.042 0.3 2 0
   Joey Gathright CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .279 .276 .555 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .283 .358 .300 .658 19 11 -0.076 0.76 0.015 -0.091 -1.1 3 0 CS
Mark Teahen LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .269 .364 .403 .767 23 12 -0.021 0.56 0.022 -0.043 -0.6 4 0
Billy Butler 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .328 .387 .433 .820 11 7 -0.045 0.79 0.020 -0.065 -0.4 3 0
Jose Guillen RF 4 2 2 3 0 2 4 .181 .203 .319 .522 13 10 0.311 1.05 0.338 -0.027 2.9 0 0 HR,2B
Alex Gordon 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .329 .356 .529 .885 24 15 -0.076 0.92 0.009 -0.086 -0.4 2 2
Miguel Olivo DH 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .280 .308 .640 .948 20 13 -0.043 1.16 0.064 -0.107 0.2 HR
John Buck C 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .245 .333 .327 .660 17 9 0.064 0.81 0.083 -0.019 0.7 9 0
   Esteban German PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Tony Pena SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .120 .135 .140 .275 13 8 -0.106 0.89 0.000 -0.106 -0.9 1 3
   Alberto Callaspo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .476 .810 4 3 -0.079 2.80 0.000 -0.079 -0.2
Zack Greinke P 0 0
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
   Joel Peralta P 0 0
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
   Yasuhiko Yabuta P 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 8 5 3 9 36 .242 .306 .455 .760 161 97 -0.069 0.89 0.595 -0.665 0.5 24 5
2B: J Guillen (7, off H Street).
HR: J Guillen (1, off G Smith, 1st inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF); M Olivo (2, off G Smith, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: J Guillen 6; M Olivo 4; D DeJesus 2; A Gordon; B Butler; J Buck.
RBI: J Guillen 3 (9); J Buck (7); M Olivo (6).
2-out RBI: J Guillen 3; J Buck.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
E: T Pena (1).
Baserunning
CS: M Grudzielanek (1, 2nd base by G Smith POCS).

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 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .328 .394 .375 .769 12 10 -0.050 2.13 0.169 -0.218 -1.3 9 0
Daric Barton 1B 5 2 3 1 0 2 5 .271 .395 .400 .795 14 10 0.203 0.93 0.236 -0.033 2.0 4 0 3B,2B
Mark Ellis 2B 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .247 .330 .429 .758 19 10 -0.006 0.96 0.091 -0.098 -0.1 3 2 2B,SB
Jack Cust DH 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .167 .365 .271 .636 23 12 -0.006 1.30 0.085 -0.091 -0.5
Emil Brown RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .300 .317 .433 .751 20 15 0.013 1.60 0.137 -0.124 0.5 4 1
Ryan Sweeney CF 5 0 2 2 0 0 5 .325 .341 .400 .741 22 13 0.206 1.59 0.270 -0.064 1.2 4 0
Bobby Crosby SS 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .289 .341 .461 .802 29 21 0.037 1.48 0.137 -0.101 0.5 1 0
Chris Denorfia LF 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .276 .323 .310 .633 19 11 0.035 1.26 0.124 -0.089 -0.2 2 0 2B
Jack Hannahan 3B 3 0 1 0 2 2 5 .184 .317 .265 .582 18 8 -0.001 1.32 0.086 -0.087 -0.1 0 1 2B
Greg Smith P 0 1
   Joey Devine P 0 0
   Alan Embree P 0 0
   Huston Street P 0 0
Team Totals 41 6 16 6 4 8 45 .390 .444 .537 .981 176 110 0.431 1.39 1.335 -0.905 2.0 27 5
2B: M Ellis (4, off Z Greinke); J Hannahan (1, off Z Greinke); D Barton (5, off Z Greinke); C Denorfia (1, off J Peralta).
3B: D Barton (2, off J Gobble).
TB: D Barton 6; C Denorfia 3; M Ellis 3; J Hannahan 2; R Sweeney 2; B Crosby 2; E Brown 2; J Cust; K Suzuki.
RBI: R Sweeney 2 (6); B Crosby (14); K Suzuki (4); E Brown (14); D Barton (6).
2-out RBI: R Sweeney.
Team LOB: 15.
With RISP: 5 for 20.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Ellis-D Barton.
E: D Barton (4).
Outfield Assists: E Brown (A Gordon at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: M Ellis (3, 2nd base off J Gobble/J Buck).

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
Zack Greinke 5 8 3 2 4 6 0 1.24 28 100 62 37 7 18 8 10 2 0 43 -0.058 1.38 -0.5
Ramon Ramirez, BS (1) 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1.69 6 25 15 8 4 3 2 4 2 0 0 0 -0.107 2.53 -0.5
Joel Peralta, L (0-1) 0.1 2 2 2 0 1 0 10.80 3 12 8 4 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 -0.204 1.83 -1.0
Jimmy Gobble 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 11 7 5 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 -0.074 0.67 -0.5
Yasuhiko Yabuta 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 8.53 5 28 18 11 1 6 2 2 2 0 0 0 0.014 0.34 0.5
Team Totals 8 16 6 5 4 8 0 5.62 45 176 110 65 14 31 14 19 8 0 43 1 1 -0.429 1.39 -2.0

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
Greg Smith 5 6 4 3 1 4 2 3.00 21 93 54 34 9 11 4 12 3 0 44 -0.220 0.53 -1.5
Joey Devine, W (2-0) 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 6 24 13 6 1 6 0 3 2 0 0 0 0.143 1.15 1.0
Alan Embree, H (2) 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.66 3 15 8 3 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.039 0.98 0.3
Huston Street, S (5) 1.1 2 1 1 0 2 0 5.79 6 29 22 14 4 4 1 3 1 0 1 0 0.109 1.94 -0.3
Team Totals 9 8 5 4 3 9 2 4.00 36 161 97 57 15 25 5 19 6 0 44 1 0 0.071 0.89 -0.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: G Smith (3; M Grudzielanek, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Gary Cederstrom, 1B - Fieldin Culbreth, 2B - Jim Reynolds, 3B - Tim Timmons.
Time of Game: 3:16.
Attendance: 20,390.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 57° F, Wind 14mph out to Leftfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Oakland Athletics
1 David DeJesus CF 1 Kurt Suzuki C
2 Mark Grudzielanek 2B 2 Daric Barton 1B
3 Mark Teahen LF 3 Mark Ellis 2B
4 Billy Butler 1B 4 Jack Cust DH
5 Jose Guillen RF 5 Emil Brown RF
6 Alex Gordon 3B 6 Ryan Sweeney CF
7 Miguel Olivo DH 7 Bobby Crosby SS
8 John Buck C 8 Chris Denorfia LF
9 Tony Pena SS 9 Jack Hannahan 3B
Zack Greinke P Greg Smith P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RRR KCR J. Guillen G. Smith -25% 26% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Teahen Scores; Butler Scores
b6 3-4 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R OAK R. Sweeney R. Ramirez 18% 56% Single to LF (Line Drive); Barton Scores; Cust to 2B
b7 4-4 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R OAK K. Suzuki J. Peralta 17% 79% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Denorfia Scores
b5 2-4 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R OAK B. Crosby Z. Greinke 13% 47% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Brown Scores/unER; Sweeney to 2B
b7 5-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  R OAK D. Barton J. Gobble 12% 92% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Suzuki Scores

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' Greg Smith facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR D. DeJesus G. Smith -4% 46% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek G. Smith 3% 50% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen G. Smith 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Butler G. Smith -2% 51% Single to CF (Line Drive); Teahen to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RRR KCR J. Guillen G. Smith -25% 26% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Teahen Scores; Butler Scores
t1 3-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Gordon G. Smith 1% 26% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK K. Suzuki Z. Greinke -2% 24% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Barton Z. Greinke -1% 23% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK M. Ellis Z. Greinke 1% 24% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b1 0-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Cust Z. Greinke -2% 22% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' Greg Smith facing 7-8-9
t2 3-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR M. Olivo G. Smith 0% 22% E3 on Foul Ball
t2 3-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R KCR M. Olivo G. Smith -6% 15% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Olivo Scores/unER
t2 4-0 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck G. Smith 1% 16% Strikeout Swinging
t2 4-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR T. Pena G. Smith 1% 17% Lineout: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
t2 4-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus G. Smith 1% 18% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 5-6-7
b2 0-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK E. Brown Z. Greinke 3% 21% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b2 0-4 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O OAK R. Sweeney Z. Greinke -3% 18% Flyball: CF
b2 0-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK B. Crosby Z. Greinke -2% 16% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Brown to 2B
b2 0-4 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  OAK C. Denorfia Z. Greinke 1% 18% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Brown to 3B
b2 0-4 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  OAK J. Hannahan Z. Greinke 2% 20% Walk; Denorfia to 2B
b2 0-4 2 123 3,(0-2)  O OAK K. Suzuki Z. Greinke -6% 14% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Athletics' Greg Smith facing 2-3-4
t3 4-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Grudzielanek G. Smith -1% 12% Walk
t3 4-0 0 1-- 7,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen G. Smith 2% 15% Grudzielanek Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B)
t3 4-0 1 --- 10,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen G. Smith 1% 15% Strikeout Swinging
t3 4-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR B. Butler G. Smith 0% 16% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 2-3-4
b3 0-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK D. Barton Z. Greinke -2% 14% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  OAK M. Ellis Z. Greinke 3% 17% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b3 0-4 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  OAK J. Cust Z. Greinke 2% 19% Walk
b3 0-4 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O OAK E. Brown Z. Greinke -4% 15% Popfly: 2B
b3 0-4 2 12- 8,(3-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney Z. Greinke -3% 12% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Athletics' Greg Smith facing 5-6-7
t4 4-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen G. Smith 1% 13% Strikeout Swinging
t4 4-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR A. Gordon G. Smith -1% 12% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
t4 4-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Olivo G. Smith 1% 13% Flyball: RF-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 4-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Buck G. Smith 1% 14% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 7-8-9
b4 0-4 0 --- 10,(3-2)  O OAK B. Crosby Z. Greinke -2% 12% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK C. Denorfia Z. Greinke -1% 11% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 0-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK J. Hannahan Z. Greinke 2% 12% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b4 0-4 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O OAK K. Suzuki Z. Greinke -2% 10% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Athletics' Greg Smith facing 9-1-2
t5 4-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Pena G. Smith 1% 11% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
t5 4-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR D. DeJesus G. Smith -1% 10% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t5 4-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek G. Smith 1% 11% Strikeout Looking
t5 4-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O KCR M. Teahen G. Smith 1% 12% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 2-3-4
b5 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK D. Barton Z. Greinke 5% 17% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b5 0-4 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  OAK M. Ellis Z. Greinke 4% 21% Walk
b5 0-4 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O OAK J. Cust Z. Greinke -5% 16% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b5 0-4 1 12- 3,(0-2)  R OAK E. Brown Z. Greinke 11% 26% Single to CF (Line Drive); Barton Scores; Ellis to 3B
b5 1-4 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R OAK R. Sweeney Z. Greinke 8% 34% Reached on E6/attempted forceout (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Ellis Scores; Brown to 2B
b5 2-4 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R OAK B. Crosby Z. Greinke 13% 47% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Brown Scores/unER; Sweeney to 2B
b5 3-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O OAK C. Denorfia Z. Greinke -7% 40% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-4 2 12- 4,(3-0)  OAK J. Hannahan Z. Greinke 5% 45% Walk; Sweeney to 3B; Crosby to 2B
b5 3-4 2 123 2,(1-0)  O OAK K. Suzuki Z. Greinke -11% 34% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Athletics' Joey Devine facing 4-5-6
Joey Devine replaces Greg Smith pitching
t6 4-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Butler J. Devine 2% 36% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
t6 4-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Devine 2% 38% Strikeout Looking
t6 4-3 2 --- 4,(3-0)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Devine 1% 39% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Ramon Ramirez facing 2-3-4
Ramon Ramirez replaces Zack Greinke pitching
b6 3-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  OAK D. Barton R. Ramirez 6% 46% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b6 3-4 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O OAK M. Ellis R. Ramirez -6% 40% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b6 3-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  OAK J. Cust R. Ramirez 6% 46% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Barton to 2B
b6 3-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O OAK E. Brown R. Ramirez -8% 38% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b6 3-4 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R OAK R. Sweeney R. Ramirez 18% 56% Single to LF (Line Drive); Barton Scores; Cust to 2B
b6 4-4 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O OAK B. Crosby R. Ramirez -6% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Athletics' Joey Devine facing 7-8-9
t7 4-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Devine 4% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Buck J. Devine -4% 50% Walk
t7 4-4 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO KCR T. Pena J. Devine 9% 59% Line Drive Double Play: 2B; Buck out at 1B/2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 8-9-1
Joel Peralta replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching
b7 4-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK C. Denorfia J. Peralta 11% 70% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b7 4-4 0 -2- 5,(1-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan J. Peralta -7% 62% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-4 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R OAK K. Suzuki J. Peralta 17% 79% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Denorfia Scores
Jimmy Gobble replaces Joel Peralta pitching
b7 5-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  R OAK D. Barton J. Gobble 12% 92% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Suzuki Scores
b7 6-4 1 --3 5,(1-2)  O OAK M. Ellis J. Gobble -4% 88% Fielder's Choice SS; Barton out at Hm/SS-C; Ellis to 1B
b7 6-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  OAK J. Cust J. Gobble 1% 88% Ellis Steals 2B
b7 6-4 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O OAK J. Cust J. Gobble -2% 87% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 6.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Athletics' Alan Embree facing 1-2-3
Alan Embree replaces Joey Devine pitching
t8 4-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus A. Embree 4% 90% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t8 4-6 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek A. Embree 2% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-6 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Teahen A. Embree -2% 91% Walk
Huston Street replaces Alan Embree pitching
t8 4-6 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler H. Street 4% 94% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-4, Royals' Yasuhiko Yabuta facing 5-6-7
Yasuhiko Yabuta replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
Joey Gathright replaces David DeJesus playing CF batting 1st
b8 6-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O OAK E. Brown Y. Yabuta -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 6-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK R. Sweeney Y. Yabuta 1% 94% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b8 6-4 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  OAK B. Crosby Y. Yabuta 1% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive); Sweeney to 2B
b8 6-4 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O OAK C. Denorfia Y. Yabuta -1% 94% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Sweeney to 3B
b8 6-4 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan Y. Yabuta -1% 93% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Athletics 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Athletics' Huston Street facing 5-6-7
t9 4-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Guillen H. Street -9% 84% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t9 4-6 0 -2- 13,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon H. Street 7% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-6 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Olivo H. Street 6% 96% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF); Guillen to 3B
t9 4-6 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R KCR J. Buck H. Street -4% 92% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Guillen Scores
Alberto Callaspo pinch hits for Tony Pena (SS) batting 9th
Esteban German pinch runs for John Buck (C) batting 8th
t9 5-6 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo H. Street 8% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Athletics 6.

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