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@BAL
5
3
CHC
@CHW
0
6
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@CLE
8
1
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@OAK
3
1
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@TBR
2
5
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@TEX
2
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@TOR
5
4
LAA
@ARI
12
8
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@ATL
1
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@HOU
4
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@LAD
4
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@MIL
7
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@NYM
4
2
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@PIT
3
2
MIN
@STL
6
2
Sunday, June 28, 2009, 1:36PM
, PNC Park
Attendance: 25,888, Time of Game: 2:35
Royals
3
32-42
 Won 1 
4th, 9½ GB
at Pirates
2
35-40
 Lost 1 
6th, 5 GB
W: Zack Greinke (10-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  2  0   0  0  0    3  8  1
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    2  7  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 1 1 2 0 1 4 .239 .293 .403 .696 18 11 0.143 0.98 0.179 -0.036 1.2 4 0 HR
Willie Bloomquist SS-RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .279 .333 .372 .705 13 6 0.041 0.91 0.078 -0.037 0.3 2 2 SB
Jose Guillen RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .257 .336 .404 .740 18 12 -0.087 1.05 0.025 -0.112 -1.2 1 0 GDP
   Tony Pena SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .088 .139 .118 .257 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Mike Jacobs 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .228 .308 .420 .728 12 7 -0.062 0.85 0.000 -0.062 -0.7 6 1
   Billy Butler PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .285 .339 .441 .780 6 4 -0.035 1.24 0.000 -0.035 -0.4 5 0
Brayan Pena C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .314 .342 .486 .828 13 8 -0.084 0.78 0.000 -0.084 -0.9 3 1
   John Bale P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Alberto Callaspo 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .295 .347 .438 .785 11 8 0.033 0.55 0.065 -0.032 0.2 1 2 2B
Mark Teahen 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .281 .341 .449 .790 15 10 0.052 0.77 0.098 -0.046 0.4 1 1 2B
Mitch Maier CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .234 .317 .336 .653 16 9 0.014 0.56 0.047 -0.033 0.3 0 0
Zack Greinke P 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .167 .167 .333 .500 14 9 -0.044 0.54 0.010 -0.054 -0.5 3 1 2B
   Jamey Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Miguel Olivo C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .276 .497 .773 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 1 5 35 .235 .257 .412 .669 136 84 -0.029 0.80 0.502 -0.531 -1.4 27 9
2B: A Callaspo (20, off C Morton); M Teahen (15, off C Morton); Z Greinke (1, off E Meek).
HR: D DeJesus (6, off C Morton, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF-RF).
TB: D DeJesus 4; M Teahen 2; A Callaspo 2; Z Greinke 2; M Jacobs; J Guillen; W Bloomquist; M Maier.
GIDP: J Guillen (11).
RBI: D DeJesus 2 (34); M Teahen (28).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. Z Greinke-M Jacobs.
E: Z Greinke (1).
Baserunning
SB: W Bloomquist (14, 2nd base off S Burnett/J Jaramillo).

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 1 4 .297 .349 .465 .814 16 10 -0.121 1.18 0.000 -0.121 -0.9 4 0
Nyjer Morgan LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .270 .346 .350 .697 12 7 -0.052 0.86 0.025 -0.077 -0.2 4 0
Freddy Sanchez 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .313 .351 .478 .829 16 11 -0.153 1.48 0.000 -0.153 -0.8 1 1
Adam LaRoche 1B 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .275 .367 .496 .863 14 7 0.008 1.24 0.102 -0.095 0.5 10 0 CS
Eric Hinske RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .257 .376 .371 .747 13 9 -0.150 1.56 0.000 -0.150 -1.0 2 1
Andy LaRoche 3B 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .274 .350 .391 .741 10 6 0.122 1.10 0.175 -0.053 1.2 1 1 3B
Jason Jaramillo C 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .271 .345 .421 .766 7 3 -0.055 1.48 0.002 -0.057 -0.3 5 0
Jack Wilson SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .291 .317 .427 .744 12 8 -0.020 0.83 0.027 -0.047 -0.1 0 3
Charlie Morton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 1 -0.020 1.31 0.000 -0.020 -0.2 0 0 SH
   Jesse Chavez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brandon Moss PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .314 .379 .693 3 3 -0.026 1.03 0.000 -0.026 -0.2
   Evan Meek P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Steven Jackson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sean Burnett P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Delwyn Young PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .409 .431 .840 4 2 -0.063 2.47 0.000 -0.063 -0.2
   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 31 2 7 2 0 4 32 .226 .226 .290 .516 108 67 -0.530 1.25 0.331 -0.862 -2.4 27 6
3B: A LaRoche (3, off Z Greinke).
SH: C Morton (1, off Z Greinke).
TB: A LaRoche 4; A LaRoche 3; J Wilson; N Morgan.
RBI: A LaRoche (33); J Jaramillo (19).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Wilson-F Sanchez-A LaRoche.
E: A McCutchen (1).
Outfield Assists: E Hinske (J Guillen at 3rd base).
Baserunning
CS: A LaRoche (2, 2nd base by Z Greinke/B Pena).
Pickoffs: N Morgan (1st base by Z Greinke).

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, W (10-3) 6.1 7 2 2 0 3 0 1.95 24 80 50 29 8 13 5 16 8 0 54 0.172 1.00 1.5
Jamey Wright, H (5) 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.11 4 17 9 7 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 0.130 1.83 0.3
John Bale, H (4) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.10 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.032 1.24 0.1
Joakim Soria, S (9) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.04 3 11 7 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.196 2.60 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 0 4 0 2.00 32 110 68 40 10 18 11 17 9 0 54 1 1 0.530 1.25 2.4

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
Charlie Morton, L (0-1) 5 7 3 3 0 3 1 4.09 21 87 55 36 7 12 5 13 5 0 44 -0.101 0.91 -0.6
Jesse Chavez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.31 3 9 5 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.023 0.31 0.5
Evan Meek 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.04 4 15 9 6 0 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.019 0.31 0.5
Steven Jackson 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.25 2 10 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.001 1.12 -0.0
Sean Burnett 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.06 2 7 5 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.052 1.24 0.5
Jeff Karstens 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.66 3 8 6 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.037 0.49 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 1 5 1 3.00 35 136 84 53 11 20 10 19 6 0 44 1 0 0.029 0.80 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: Z Greinke (0; N Morgan, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tom Hallion, 1B - Mike Estabrook, 2B - Scott Barry, 3B - Phil Cuzzi.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 25,888.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 12mph from Right to Left.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 David DeJesus LF 1 Andrew McCutchen CF
2 Willie Bloomquist SS 2 Nyjer Morgan LF
3 Jose Guillen RF 3 Freddy Sanchez 2B
4 Mike Jacobs 1B 4 Adam LaRoche 1B
5 Brayan Pena C 5 Eric Hinske RF
6 Alberto Callaspo 2B 6 Andy LaRoche 3B
7 Mark Teahen 3B 7 Jason Jaramillo C
8 Mitch Maier CF 8 Jack Wilson SS
9 Zack Greinke P 9 Charlie Morton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 0-3 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  R PIT A. LaRoche Z. Greinke -15% 73% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); LaRoche Scores
t4 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R KCR D. DeJesus C. Morton 13% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t5 1-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  R KCR M. Teahen C. Morton 10% 81% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Callaspo Scores
b9 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez J. Soria 9% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Callaspo C. Morton 7% 71% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)

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' Charlie Morton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus C. Morton -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR W. Bloomquist C. Morton 2% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR J. Guillen C. Morton -5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen Z. Greinke 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT N. Morgan Z. Greinke 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT F. Sanchez Z. Greinke 1% 50% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs C. Morton -2% 48% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR B. Pena C. Morton -2% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t2 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo C. Morton -1% 45% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  PIT A. LaRoche Z. Greinke -4% 41% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT E. Hinske Z. Greinke 3% 45% Lineout: LF
b2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO PIT A. LaRoche Z. Greinke 5% 50% Line Drive Double Play: P; LaRoche out at 1B/P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Morton -3% 47% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Maier C. Morton -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR Z. Greinke C. Morton -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O PIT J. Jaramillo Z. Greinke 2% 47% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b3 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  PIT J. Wilson Z. Greinke -3% 44% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b3 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT C. Morton Z. Greinke 2% 46% Bunt Groundout: P unassisted/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Wilson to 2B
b3 0-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O PIT A. McCutchen Z. Greinke 4% 50% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R KCR D. DeJesus C. Morton 13% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t4 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist C. Morton -2% 61% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 1-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR J. Guillen C. Morton 2% 63% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t4 1-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Jacobs C. Morton -3% 60% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Guillen out at 3B/RF-3B
t4 1-0 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O KCR B. Pena C. Morton -2% 58% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT N. Morgan Z. Greinke 3% 61% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
b4 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez Z. Greinke 2% 63% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT A. LaRoche Z. Greinke -2% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b4 0-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT E. Hinske Z. Greinke 3% 64% LaRoche Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 6-7-8
t5 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Callaspo C. Morton 7% 71% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t5 1-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  R KCR M. Teahen C. Morton 10% 81% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Callaspo Scores
t5 2-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  KCR M. Maier C. Morton 5% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Teahen to 3B
t5 2-0 0 1-3 5,(2-2)  O KCR Z. Greinke C. Morton -4% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-0 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  R KCR D. DeJesus C. Morton 5% 86% Fielder's Choice 1B; Teahen Scores; Maier to 2B
t5 3-0 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist C. Morton -1% 85% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Maier to 3B; DeJesus to 2B/Adv on E8 (throw)
t5 3-0 2 -23 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Guillen C. Morton -3% 82% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 5-6-7
b5 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT E. Hinske Z. Greinke 3% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT A. LaRoche Z. Greinke -3% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 0-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Jaramillo Z. Greinke 3% 85% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b5 0-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Wilson Z. Greinke 2% 87% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Pirates 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Pirates' Jesse Chavez facing 4-5-6
Jesse Chavez replaces Charlie Morton pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs J. Chavez -1% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 3-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Pena J. Chavez -1% 85% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
t6 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Chavez -1% 85% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 9-1-2
Brandon Moss pinch hits for Jesse Chavez (P) batting 9th
b6 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT B. Moss Z. Greinke 3% 87% Popfly: 2B
b6 0-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT A. McCutchen Z. Greinke 2% 89% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b6 0-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT N. Morgan Z. Greinke -1% 88% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 0-3 2 1-- PIT F. Sanchez Z. Greinke -1% 86% Morgan Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Morgan to 3B
b6 0-3 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez Z. Greinke 3% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Pirates 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Pirates' Evan Meek facing 7-8-9
Evan Meek replaces Brandon Moss (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Teahen E. Meek -1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t7 3-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Maier E. Meek -1% 88% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t7 3-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR Z. Greinke E. Meek 1% 89% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t7 3-0 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus E. Meek -1% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 4-5-6
b7 0-3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  PIT A. LaRoche Z. Greinke -5% 83% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 0-3 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  O PIT E. Hinske Z. Greinke 4% 88% Popfly: 3B (Deep SS)
b7 0-3 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  R PIT A. LaRoche Z. Greinke -15% 73% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); LaRoche Scores
Jamey Wright replaces Zack Greinke pitching and batting 9th
b7 1-3 1 --3 2,(1-0)  RO PIT J. Jaramillo J. Wright -0% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); LaRoche Scores
b7 2-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Wilson J. Wright 2% 75% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Pirates 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Pirates' Steven Jackson facing 2-3-4
Steven Jackson replaces Evan Meek pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR W. Bloomquist S. Jackson 3% 78% Walk
t8 3-2 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen S. Jackson -3% 75% Strikeout Swinging
Sean Burnett replaces Steven Jackson pitching and batting 9th
Billy Butler pinch hits for Mike Jacobs (1B) batting 4th
t8 3-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR B. Butler S. Burnett 2% 77% Bloomquist Steals 2B
t8 3-2 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler S. Burnett -3% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Pena S. Burnett -4% 70% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Jamey Wright facing 9-1-2
Billy Butler moves from PH to 1B
Tony Pena replaces Jose Guillen (RF) playing SS batting 3rd
Willie Bloomquist moves from SS to RF
Delwyn Young pinch hits for Sean Burnett (P) batting 9th
b8 2-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT D. Young J. Wright 6% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 2-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen J. Wright 5% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
John Bale replaces Brayan Pena (C) pitching and batting 5th
Miguel Olivo replaces Jamey Wright (P) playing C batting 9th
b8 2-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT N. Morgan J. Bale 3% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Pirates 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Pirates' Jeff Karstens facing 6-7-8
Jeff Karstens replaces Delwyn Young (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Karstens -2% 82% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t9 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Karstens -1% 81% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t9 3-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Maier J. Karstens -1% 80% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 3-4-5
Joakim Soria replaces John Bale pitching and batting 5th
b9 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez J. Soria 9% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche J. Soria 6% 95% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
b9 2-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT E. Hinske J. Soria 5% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Pirates 2.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • 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.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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