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16
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0
8
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4
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5
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2
1
Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 7:16PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 43,793, Time of Game: 2:25
Royals
2
29-42
 Won 3 
5th, 10 GB
at Cardinals
1
42-30
 Lost 1 
2nd, 3½ GB
W: Kyle Davies (3-0)
L: Ron Villone (1-2)
S: Joakim Soria (16)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  1  0   0  1  0    2  8  0
Cardinals       0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  5  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-RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .307 .360 .459 .819 13 8 0.074 1.20 0.143 -0.069 0.6 3 0
Mike Aviles SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .333 .362 .689 1.051 12 9 0.200 1.01 0.272 -0.072 0.4 4 3 HR
Alex Gordon 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .269 .344 .410 .755 20 12 -0.014 0.89 0.047 -0.061 -0.1 1 3
Jose Guillen LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .291 .312 .505 .818 12 8 0.100 1.07 0.135 -0.036 0.7 2 0 2B
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .299 .353 .393 .746 12 10 -0.157 1.33 0.047 -0.204 -1.0 2 1 SB,GDP
Mark Teahen RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .252 .330 .392 .722 16 11 -0.106 1.18 0.023 -0.129 -0.9 1 0 2B
   Joey Gathright CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .286 .265 .551 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Miguel Olivo C 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .262 .295 .494 .789 12 8 -0.097 1.23 0.009 -0.105 -0.6 6 1 HBP
Ross Gload 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .245 .284 .279 .563 18 9 -0.048 1.09 0.036 -0.084 -0.6 7 1
Kyle Davies P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 12 9 -0.065 1.06 0.000 -0.065 -0.5 1 1 SH
   Ron Mahay P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Alberto Callaspo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .295 .350 .337 .686 1 1 -0.032 1.25 0.000 -0.032 -0.4
   Joakim Soria P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 2 8 2 0 4 36 .235 .257 .382 .639 128 85 -0.145 1.13 0.712 -0.857 -2.5 27 10
2B: M Teahen (11, off J Pineiro); J Guillen (26, off J Pineiro).
HR: M Aviles (3, off R Villone, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: K Davies (1, off J Pineiro).
HBP: M Olivo (2, by J Isringhausen).
TB: M Aviles 4; J Guillen 3; D DeJesus 2; M Teahen 2; A Gordon; R Gload.
GIDP: M Grudzielanek (3).
RBI: M Aviles (6); D DeJesus (34).
2-out RBI: D DeJesus.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Aviles-R Gload.
Baserunning
SB: M Grudzielanek (2, 2nd base off J Isringhausen/J LaRue).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Skip Schumaker LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .309 .373 .445 .818 12 9 -0.029 1.32 0.071 -0.100 0.1 5 0
Brendan Ryan 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .272 .318 .311 .629 15 11 -0.153 1.36 0.000 -0.153 -1.3 4 2 GDP
Ryan Ludwick RF 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .310 .382 .644 1.026 20 11 0.006 0.76 0.048 -0.042 0.2 2 0
Rick Ankiel CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .250 .333 .472 .805 13 7 -0.082 1.71 0.050 -0.132 -0.3 2 0
Troy Glaus 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .267 .371 .457 .827 18 8 -0.040 1.73 0.076 -0.117 0.2 1 2 2B
Chris Duncan 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .232 .328 .344 .672 13 10 -0.190 1.80 0.000 -0.190 -1.3 8 0
Jason LaRue C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .183 .329 .267 .595 10 7 -0.100 1.29 0.000 -0.100 -0.9 4 0
Joel Pineiro P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .045 .125 .091 .216 7 6 -0.054 1.00 0.000 -0.054 -0.5 0 4
   Brian Barton PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .245 .336 .340 .676 3 3 -0.001 1.31 0.040 -0.041 0.0
   Ron Villone P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Russ Springer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Isringhausen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Cesar Izturis SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .325 .324 .650 17 13 -0.001 1.29 0.068 -0.070 0.2 1 3 2B
Team Totals 30 1 5 0 3 6 33 .167 .242 .233 .476 128 85 -0.644 1.39 0.353 -0.999 -3.5 27 11
2B: C Izturis (7, off K Davies); T Glaus (17, off K Davies).
TB: C Izturis 2; T Glaus 2; B Barton; R Ludwick; S Schumaker.
GIDP: B Ryan (1).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Glaus-B Ryan-C Duncan.
E: C Izturis (6).

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
Kyle Davies, W (3-0) 7 5 1 1 3 4 0 1.46 27 108 70 40 10 20 8 12 5 0 64 0.304 1.20 2.5
Ron Mahay, H (9) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.34 3 9 6 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.141 1.86 0.5
Joakim Soria, S (16) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.50 3 13 9 5 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.200 2.64 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 3 6 0 1.00 33 130 85 47 13 25 10 14 6 0 64 0 0 0.645 1.39 3.5

St. Louis Cardinals

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
Joel Pineiro 7 7 1 1 0 4 0 4.02 27 99 67 46 5 16 11 12 6 0 63 0.304 1.17 2.5
Ron Villone, L (1-2) 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 1 5.86 3 13 8 5 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.208 1.31 -0.6
Russ Springer 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.75 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.012 0.47 0.1
Jason Isringhausen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.58 5 15 9 4 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.038 0.99 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 0 4 1 2.00 36 128 85 56 9 20 14 17 7 0 63 0 0 0.146 1.13 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Isringhausen (3; M Olivo).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dan Iassogna, 1B - Bill Hohn, 2B - Dale Scott, 3B - Ron Kulpa.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 43,793.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 10mph from Left to Right, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         St. Louis Cardinals
1 David DeJesus CF 1 Skip Schumaker LF
2 Mike Aviles SS 2 Brendan Ryan 2B
3 Alex Gordon 3B 3 Ryan Ludwick RF
4 Jose Guillen LF 4 Rick Ankiel CF
5 Mark Grudzielanek 2B 5 Troy Glaus 3B
6 Mark Teahen RF 6 Chris Duncan 1B
7 Miguel Olivo C 7 Jason LaRue C
8 Ross Gload 1B 8 Joel Pineiro P
9 Kyle Davies P 9 Cesar Izturis SS

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 1-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R KCR M. Aviles R. Villone 27% 73% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t4 0-1 0 12- 3,(0-2)  OO KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Pineiro -14% 36% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B); Gordon to 3B
t5 0-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R KCR D. DeJesus J. Pineiro 13% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive); Gload Scores
b9 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ankiel J. Soria 9% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b6 1-1 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O STL C. Duncan K. Davies 8% 50% Strikeout Looking

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, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Pineiro -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Aviles J. Pineiro -2% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Pineiro -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL S. Schumaker K. Davies 2% 47% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL B. Ryan K. Davies 2% 49% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  STL R. Ludwick K. Davies -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ankiel K. Davies 2% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Pineiro -2% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Pineiro -2% 46% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t2 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Teahen J. Pineiro 2% 48% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Pineiro -3% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL T. Glaus K. Davies -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL C. Duncan K. Davies 3% 45% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. LaRue K. Davies 3% 48% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
b2 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Pineiro K. Davies 2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR R. Gload J. Pineiro -3% 47% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t3 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Davies J. Pineiro -2% 46% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
t3 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Pineiro 1% 47% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t3 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Aviles J. Pineiro -3% 45% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  STL C. Izturis K. Davies -7% 38% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line)
b3 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  STL S. Schumaker K. Davies -7% 31% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Izturis to 3B
b3 0-0 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  ROO STL B. Ryan K. Davies 6% 36% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B); Izturis Scores
b3 1-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL R. Ludwick K. Davies 1% 37% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR A. Gordon J. Pineiro 5% 42% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
t4 0-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Guillen J. Pineiro 7% 49% Single to LF (Line Drive); Gordon to 2B
t4 0-1 0 12- 3,(0-2)  OO KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Pineiro -14% 36% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B); Gordon to 3B
t4 0-1 2 --3 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Pineiro -5% 31% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 4-5-6
b4 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Ankiel K. Davies 2% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b4 1-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL T. Glaus K. Davies -4% 29% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b4 1-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O STL C. Duncan K. Davies 3% 33% Popfly: SS (Short CF)
b4 1-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. LaRue K. Davies 3% 36% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 7-8-9
t5 0-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Pineiro -3% 33% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
t5 0-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR R. Gload J. Pineiro 4% 36% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t5 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Davies J. Pineiro -3% 34% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (P's Left); Gload to 2B
t5 0-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R KCR D. DeJesus J. Pineiro 13% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive); Gload Scores
t5 1-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Aviles J. Pineiro -3% 43% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 8-9-1
b5 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Pineiro K. Davies 3% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-1 1 --- 9,(2-2)  O STL C. Izturis K. Davies 2% 49% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b5 1-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL S. Schumaker K. Davies 1% 50% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 3-4-5
t6 1-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Pineiro -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Guillen J. Pineiro 6% 53% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t6 1-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Pineiro -5% 48% Flyball: CF
t6 1-1 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Pineiro -5% 42% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 2-3-4
b6 1-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL B. Ryan K. Davies 3% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 1-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  STL R. Ludwick K. Davies -4% 42% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b6 1-1 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  STL R. Ankiel K. Davies -5% 37% Walk; Ludwick to 2B
b6 1-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O STL T. Glaus K. Davies 5% 42% Flyball: RF (RF Line); Ludwick to 3B
b6 1-1 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O STL C. Duncan K. Davies 8% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 7-8-9
t7 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Pineiro -4% 46% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t7 1-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR R. Gload J. Pineiro -3% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t7 1-1 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR K. Davies J. Pineiro -2% 41% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Kyle Davies facing 7-8-9
b7 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL J. LaRue K. Davies 4% 45% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
Brian Barton pinch hits for Joel Pineiro (P) batting 8th
b7 1-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  STL B. Barton K. Davies -4% 41% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 1-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL C. Izturis K. Davies 5% 46% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b7 1-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL S. Schumaker K. Davies 4% 50% Baserunner Out Advancing; Barton out at 2B/C-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Ron Villone facing 1-2-3
Ron Villone replaces Brian Barton (PH) pitching and batting 8th
t8 1-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus R. Villone -5% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t8 1-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R KCR M. Aviles R. Villone 27% 73% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t8 2-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon R. Villone -2% 71% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
Russ Springer replaces Ron Villone pitching and batting 8th
t8 2-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Guillen R. Springer -1% 70% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 1-2-3
Ron Mahay replaces Kyle Davies pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL S. Schumaker R. Mahay 6% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b8 1-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL B. Ryan R. Mahay 5% 81% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b8 1-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ludwick R. Mahay 3% 84% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Jason Isringhausen facing 5-6-7
Jason Isringhausen replaces Russ Springer pitching and batting 8th
t9 2-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Isringhausen 2% 86% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
t9 2-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Teahen J. Isringhausen 2% 88% Grudzielanek Steals 2B
t9 2-1 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Isringhausen -3% 85% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t9 2-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Olivo J. Isringhausen 1% 86% Hit By Pitch
t9 2-1 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O KCR R. Gload J. Isringhausen -3% 83% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
Alberto Callaspo pinch hits for Ron Mahay (P) batting 9th
t9 2-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Isringhausen -3% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 4-5-6
Joakim Soria replaces Alberto Callaspo (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Joey Gathright replaces Mark Teahen (RF) playing CF batting 6th
David DeJesus moves from CF to RF
b9 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ankiel J. Soria 9% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b9 1-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL T. Glaus J. Soria 7% 95% Flyball: LF
b9 1-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL C. Duncan J. Soria 5% 100% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Cardinals 1.

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