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@BAL
3
6
CHC
@CHW
7
8
CIN
@CLE
7
3
COL
@OAK
11
9
FLA
@TBR
2
3
SDP
@TEX
7
3
PHI
@TOR
10
0
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@ARI
2
1
BOS
@ATL
1
0
DET
@HOU
1
8
SEA
@LAD
5
1
SFG
@MIL
6
7
NYY
@NYM
5
0
KCR
@PIT
2
6
MIN
@STL
3
5
Saturday, June 27, 2009, 7:06PM
, PNC Park
Attendance: 36,032, Time of Game: 2:22
Royals
2
31-42
 Lost 3 
4th, 9½ GB
at Pirates
6
35-39
 Won 4 
6th, 5 GB
W: Paul Maholm (5-4)
L: Bruce Chen (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  0
Pirates         0  0  0   3  0  0   1  2  X    6 11  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 LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .239 .294 .394 .688 13 10 -0.212 1.48 0.000 -0.212 -1.8 4 0 GDP
Willie Bloomquist CF 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .278 .330 .373 .703 15 7 0.018 0.90 0.090 -0.071 0.4 3 0 3B,SB
Billy Butler 1B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .286 .340 .443 .783 16 11 0.119 0.97 0.154 -0.034 1.1 6 3
Jose Guillen RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .257 .338 .407 .744 14 9 -0.071 0.65 0.009 -0.080 -0.6 0 0 GDP
Miguel Olivo C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .251 .276 .497 .773 13 10 -0.092 0.91 0.000 -0.092 -1.0 3 0
Alberto Callaspo 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .296 .348 .437 .785 9 6 -0.014 0.65 0.033 -0.047 -0.2 2 2 SB
Mark Teahen 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .282 .343 .448 .791 6 5 -0.055 0.74 0.000 -0.055 -0.5 1 0
Luis Hernandez SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .195 .233 .195 .428 10 8 -0.099 1.26 0.000 -0.099 -0.8 3 3
Bruce Chen P 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 15 9 0.070 0.89 0.070 0.000 0.6 2 2
   Roman Colon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brayan Pena PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .355 .382 .548 .931 2 1 0.044 0.95 0.044 0.000 0.3
   John Bale P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 1 4 33 .219 .242 .281 .524 113 76 -0.292 0.93 0.400 -0.690 -2.4 24 11
3B: W Bloomquist (5, off P Maholm).
TB: W Bloomquist 4; B Butler 2; B Chen; J Guillen; B Pena.
GIDP: D DeJesus (6); J Guillen (10).
RBI: B Butler 2 (34).
2-out RBI: B Butler.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Bale-A Callaspo-B Butler.
Baserunning
SB: A Callaspo (1, 2nd base off P Maholm/R Diaz); W Bloomquist (13, 2nd base off P Maholm/R Diaz).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Andrew McCutchen CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .309 .362 .485 .846 13 9 -0.090 0.84 0.000 -0.090 -1.1 0 0
Nyjer Morgan LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .270 .347 .352 .699 14 12 -0.056 0.85 0.058 -0.113 -0.6 2 0 2·CS
Freddy Sanchez 2B 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .317 .356 .484 .840 12 6 0.003 0.67 0.044 -0.040 0.2 2 3 2B
Adam LaRoche 1B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .268 .361 .492 .854 16 9 0.047 0.70 0.083 -0.036 1.3 10 0 2B
Delwyn Young RF 4 1 2 4 0 1 4 .337 .412 .436 .848 13 7 0.286 1.06 0.322 -0.036 2.6 6 0 HR
Andy LaRoche 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .269 .347 .380 .726 13 7 0.042 0.41 0.069 -0.026 0.8 0 0 3B
Robinzon Diaz C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .277 .293 .362 .655 12 9 -0.096 0.73 0.000 -0.096 -1.8 4 0 GDP
Jack Wilson SS 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 .291 .317 .429 .746 8 8 0.112 0.94 0.133 -0.021 1.0 3 8
Paul Maholm P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .100 .182 .200 .382 7 6 -0.048 1.00 0.000 -0.048 -0.4 0 1
   Eric Hinske PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .267 .388 .386 .775 4 0 0.009 0.38 0.009 0.000 0.2
   John Grabow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jeff Karstens P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .063 .167 .063 .229 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 6 11 6 2 2 34 .344 .382 .563 .945 112 73 0.209 0.78 0.718 -0.506 2.1 27 12
2B: F Sanchez (24, off J Bale); A LaRoche (22, off J Bale).
3B: A LaRoche (2, off B Chen).
HR: D Young (2, off B Chen, 4th inn, 2 on, 1 out to CF).
TB: D Young 5; F Sanchez 3; A LaRoche 3; N Morgan 2; J Wilson 2.
GIDP: R Diaz (3).
RBI: D Young 4 (15); A LaRoche (37); J Wilson (24).
2-out RBI: J Wilson.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 4 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Wilson-A LaRoche; F Sanchez-J Wilson-A LaRoche; J Wilson-F Sanchez-A LaRoche.
E: P Maholm (1).
Baserunning
CS: N Morgan 2 (10, 2nd base by B Chen POCS 2).

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
Bruce Chen, L (0-1) 6.1 7 4 4 0 2 1 5.68 24 76 54 35 2 17 6 16 4 0 45 -0.137 0.91 -0.5
Roman Colon 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.55 4 11 5 3 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 -0.027 0.94 -0.1
John Bale 1 3 2 2 1 0 0 6.30 6 25 14 7 0 7 2 3 2 0 0 0 -0.044 0.20 -1.5
Team Totals 8 11 6 6 2 2 1 6.75 34 112 73 45 3 25 9 21 7 0 45 1 1 -0.208 0.78 -2.1

Pittsburgh Pirates

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
Paul Maholm, W (5-4) 7 5 2 2 1 2 0 4.35 25 85 55 34 5 16 11 11 3 0 60 0.204 0.96 1.4
John Grabow, H (13) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.86 4 16 12 6 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.073 1.39 0.5
Jeff Karstens 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.73 4 12 9 3 1 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.014 0.28 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 1 4 0 2.00 33 113 76 43 9 24 14 14 4 0 60 0 0 0.291 0.93 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: B Chen (1); J Bale (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: B Chen 2 (2; N Morgan, 2nd base (CS), N Morgan, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Phil Cuzzi, 1B - Tom Hallion, 2B - Mike Estabrook, 3B - Scott Barry.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: 36,032.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Wind 9mph out to Centerfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 David DeJesus LF 1 Andrew McCutchen CF
2 Willie Bloomquist CF 2 Nyjer Morgan LF
3 Billy Butler 1B 3 Freddy Sanchez 2B
4 Jose Guillen RF 4 Adam LaRoche 1B
5 Miguel Olivo C 5 Delwyn Young RF
6 Alberto Callaspo 2B 6 Andy LaRoche 3B
7 Mark Teahen 3B 7 Robinzon Diaz C
8 Luis Hernandez SS 8 Jack Wilson SS
9 Bruce Chen P 9 Paul Maholm P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-2 1 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR PIT D. Young B. Chen 31% 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Sanchez Scores; LaRoche Scores
t3 1-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R KCR B. Butler P. Maholm -10% 30% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Bloomquist Scores
b7 3-2 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R PIT J. Wilson R. Colon 9% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); LaRoche Scores
t5 2-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO KCR D. DeJesus P. Maholm 7% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t3 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR D. DeJesus P. Maholm 7% 42% Line Drive Double Play: SS (Weak SS); Chen out at 1B/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, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus P. Maholm 2% 52% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR W. Bloomquist P. Maholm -7% 45% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R KCR B. Butler P. Maholm -6% 40% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Bloomquist Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO KCR J. Guillen P. Maholm 4% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. McCutchen B. Chen -2% 42% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b1 0-1 1 --- 4,(0-2)  PIT N. Morgan B. Chen 3% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b1 0-1 1 1-- 2,(1-1)  O PIT F. Sanchez B. Chen -4% 40% Morgan Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
b1 0-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT F. Sanchez B. Chen -1% 39% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR M. Olivo P. Maholm 2% 41% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Callaspo P. Maholm -2% 39% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball to Front of Home)
t2 1-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Teahen P. Maholm 3% 42% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t2 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR L. Hernandez P. Maholm -1% 41% Callaspo Steals 2B
t2 1-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR L. Hernandez P. Maholm 3% 44% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Chen -3% 41% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b2 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT D. Young B. Chen -2% 40% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Chen -1% 38% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 10,(3-2)  KCR B. Chen P. Maholm -3% 35% Walk
t3 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR D. DeJesus P. Maholm 7% 42% Line Drive Double Play: SS (Weak SS); Chen out at 1B/SS-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR W. Bloomquist P. Maholm -1% 41% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line)
t3 1-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR B. Butler P. Maholm -1% 40% Bloomquist Steals 2B
t3 1-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R KCR B. Butler P. Maholm -10% 30% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Bloomquist Scores
t3 2-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Guillen P. Maholm 2% 32% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT R. Diaz B. Chen -3% 29% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
b3 0-2 1 --- 4,(0-2)  PIT J. Wilson B. Chen 3% 32% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b3 0-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT P. Maholm B. Chen -3% 29% Bunt Popfly: P (Front of Home)
b3 0-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT A. McCutchen B. Chen 1% 30% Wild Pitch; Wilson to 2B
b3 0-2 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen B. Chen -4% 26% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Olivo P. Maholm 2% 28% Lineout: P-1B
t4 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo P. Maholm 1% 29% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 2-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Teahen P. Maholm 1% 30% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT N. Morgan B. Chen -3% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT F. Sanchez B. Chen 3% 31% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF)
b4 0-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  PIT A. LaRoche B. Chen 5% 35% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Sanchez to 2B
b4 0-2 1 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR PIT D. Young B. Chen 31% 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Sanchez Scores; LaRoche Scores
b4 3-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Chen -1% 65% Flyball: CF
b4 3-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT R. Diaz B. Chen -1% 64% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Pirates 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 8-9-1
t5 2-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR L. Hernandez P. Maholm 3% 68% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 2-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR B. Chen P. Maholm -4% 64% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t5 2-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO KCR D. DeJesus P. Maholm 7% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 8-9-1
b5 3-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Wilson B. Chen -2% 69% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
b5 3-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT P. Maholm B. Chen -2% 68% Strikeout Looking
b5 3-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. McCutchen B. Chen -1% 67% Lineout: SS (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Pirates 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 2-3-4
t6 2-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist P. Maholm 4% 70% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t6 2-3 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR B. Butler P. Maholm 3% 73% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t6 2-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen P. Maholm 2% 74% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 2-3-4
b6 3-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT N. Morgan B. Chen 3% 78% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 3-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT F. Sanchez B. Chen -3% 75% Foul Popfly: 2B (1B Foul)
b6 3-2 1 1-- 2,(1-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Chen -4% 71% Morgan Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
b6 3-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Chen -1% 70% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Pirates 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 5-6-7
t7 2-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Olivo P. Maholm 4% 74% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 2-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo P. Maholm 3% 77% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t7 2-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen P. Maholm 2% 79% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Bruce Chen facing 5-6-7
b7 3-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT D. Young B. Chen -2% 77% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b7 3-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT A. LaRoche B. Chen 7% 84% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
Roman Colon replaces Bruce Chen pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-2 1 --3 2,(0-1)  O PIT R. Diaz R. Colon -6% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 3-2 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R PIT J. Wilson R. Colon 9% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); LaRoche Scores
Eric Hinske pinch hits for Paul Maholm (P) batting 9th
b7 4-2 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  PIT E. Hinske R. Colon 1% 89% Walk; Wilson to 2B
b7 4-2 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O PIT A. McCutchen R. Colon -2% 87% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Pirates 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Pirates' John Grabow facing 8-9-1
John Grabow replaces Eric Hinske (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-4 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O KCR L. Hernandez J. Grabow 4% 91% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
Brayan Pena pinch hits for Roman Colon (P) batting 9th
t8 2-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Pena J. Grabow -4% 86% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 2-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Grabow 5% 91% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-4 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist J. Grabow 3% 94% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' John Bale facing 2-3-4
John Bale replaces Brayan Pena (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT N. Morgan J. Bale -1% 94% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b8 4-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  PIT F. Sanchez J. Bale 1% 95% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b8 4-2 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  R PIT A. LaRoche J. Bale 3% 98% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Sanchez Scores
b8 5-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  PIT D. Young J. Bale 0% 98% Wild Pitch; LaRoche to 3B
b8 5-2 1 --3 3,(2-0)  R PIT D. Young J. Bale 1% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); LaRoche Scores
b8 6-2 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  PIT A. LaRoche J. Bale 0% 99% Walk; Young to 2B
b8 6-2 1 12- 4,(1-2)  OO PIT R. Diaz J. Bale -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B (Front of Home)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Pirates 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Pirates' Jeff Karstens facing 3-4-5
Jeff Karstens replaces John Grabow pitching and batting 9th
t9 2-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler J. Karstens 1% 99% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
t9 2-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Guillen J. Karstens -1% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t9 2-6 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Karstens 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-6 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Karstens 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Pirates 6.

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