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NYM
@LAA
5
4
 
(10)
HOU
@BAL
1
2
 
(10)
PIT
@CHW
2
8
WSN
@MIN
2
11
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@NYY
5
8
FLA
@SEA
8
3
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@TBR
4
5
ATL
@TEX
5
2
OAK
@ARI
1
11
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@CIN
6
1
CLE
@COL
2
4
TOR
@MIL
4
5
BOS
@PHI
7
4
DET
@SFG
7
2
KCR
@STL
3
2
Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 7:16PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 43,810, Time of Game: 2:28
Royals
3
30-42
 Won 4 
5th, 10 GB
at Cardinals
2
42-31
 Lost 2 
2nd, 3½ GB
S: Joakim Soria (17)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  2  0    3  7  1
Cardinals       1  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    2 11  0

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 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .308 .362 .471 .833 11 7 0.242 1.00 0.285 -0.043 0.9 2 0 HR,HBP
Mike Aviles SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .306 .333 .633 .966 19 12 -0.123 0.97 0.000 -0.123 -0.9 2 7 GDP
Alex Gordon 3B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .272 .347 .426 .773 14 8 0.337 0.96 0.376 -0.039 1.3 1 1 HR,2B
Jose Guillen LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .287 .308 .498 .806 15 10 -0.119 1.08 0.000 -0.119 -0.9 4 1
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .298 .352 .390 .742 12 8 -0.054 0.93 0.027 -0.081 -0.4 1 2
Mark Teahen RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .256 .332 .394 .726 15 10 0.057 1.10 0.098 -0.041 0.4 2 0
John Buck C 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .255 .332 .376 .707 14 7 0.029 1.43 0.119 -0.090 0.2 3 0
Ross Gload 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .238 .277 .272 .548 10 6 -0.167 1.57 0.000 -0.167 -1.3 11 0
Brian Bannister P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 7 4 -0.058 1.13 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 1 0
   Joey Gathright PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .285 .263 .548 7 4 -0.055 2.16 0.000 -0.055 -0.2
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ron Mahay 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
Team Totals 33 3 7 3 1 1 35 .212 .257 .424 .681 124 76 0.089 1.16 0.905 -0.816 -1.5 27 11
2B: A Gordon (18, off B Looper).
HR: D DeJesus (8, off K McClellan, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); A Gordon (8, off K McClellan, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
HBP: D DeJesus (3, by B Looper).
TB: A Gordon 6; D DeJesus 4; M Teahen 2; M Grudzielanek; J Buck.
GIDP: M Aviles (1).
RBI: A Gordon (31); D DeJesus (35); J Buck (22).
2-out RBI: A Gordon; J Buck.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Buck; J Guillen-A Gordon; M Aviles-R Gload.
E: B Bannister (1).
Outfield Assists: J Guillen (R Ludwick at 3rd base).

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 1 2 0 0 0 4 .313 .375 .446 .821 15 10 0.055 1.27 0.133 -0.078 -0.2 2 0 GDP
Aaron Miles SS-2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .291 .333 .324 .658 10 7 0.209 1.51 0.227 -0.017 1.4 1 5
Ryan Ludwick RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .311 .380 .644 1.024 10 8 -0.143 1.87 0.036 -0.179 -0.5 3 0 2B,SF
Rick Ankiel CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .332 .468 .800 15 10 -0.179 1.87 0.023 -0.202 -1.5 0 0
Troy Glaus 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .263 .366 .449 .815 13 7 -0.175 1.70 0.000 -0.175 -1.1 0 3
Chris Duncan 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .239 .331 .348 .680 16 11 -0.072 1.36 0.056 -0.128 -0.0 17 1
Jason LaRue C 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .203 .338 .281 .619 9 8 0.022 1.54 0.116 -0.094 0.7 1 0
Braden Looper P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .379 .455 .483 .937 5 4 -0.054 1.09 0.000 -0.054 -0.7 1 1
   Cesar Izturis PH-SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .247 .322 .321 .643 5 5 -0.055 1.40 0.000 -0.055 -0.3 0 1
Adam Kennedy 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .252 .305 .301 .606 14 9 -0.018 0.89 0.032 -0.050 -0.2 2 3
   Kyle McClellan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ryan Franklin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 34 2 11 2 0 2 35 .324 .314 .353 .667 112 79 -0.410 1.50 0.623 -1.032 -2.5 27 15
2B: R Ludwick (21, off B Bannister).
SF: R Ludwick (4, off B Bannister).
TB: J LaRue 2; R Ludwick 2; C Duncan 2; A Miles 2; S Schumaker 2; R Ankiel; A Kennedy.
GIDP: S Schumaker (10).
RBI: J LaRue (4); R Ludwick (55).
2-out RBI: J LaRue.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Miles-A Kennedy-C Duncan.

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, W (6-6) 7 9 2 2 0 1 0 4.81 27 81 58 43 5 10 11 15 8 0 52 0.068 0.87 1.5
Ramon Ramirez, H (7) 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.27 3 13 7 5 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.100 3.67 -0.4
Ron Mahay, H (10) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.29 2 10 6 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.242 4.99 0.9
Joakim Soria, S (17) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.45 3 8 8 7 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.200 2.64 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 2 2 0 2 0 2.00 35 112 79 58 10 11 15 18 9 0 52 2 0 0.410 1.50 2.5

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
Braden Looper 7 5 1 1 0 0 0 4.10 26 92 55 35 6 14 13 12 6 0 63 0.316 1.23 2.5
Kyle McClellan, BS (2), L (0-2) 1 2 2 2 0 0 2 2.70 5 18 12 9 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 -0.445 1.31 -1.5
Ryan Franklin 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.76 4 14 9 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.038 0.54 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 1 1 2 3.00 35 124 76 49 9 18 18 14 7 0 63 0 0 -0.091 1.16 1.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Looper (6; D DeJesus).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Hohn, 1B - Dale Scott, 2B - Ron Kulpa, 3B - Dan Iassogna.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 43,810.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Wind 7mph out to Rightfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         St. Louis Cardinals
1 David DeJesus CF 1 Skip Schumaker LF
2 Mike Aviles SS 2 Aaron Miles SS
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 John Buck C 7 Jason LaRue C
8 Ross Gload 1B 8 Braden Looper P
9 Brian Bannister P 9 Adam Kennedy 2B

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 2-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R KCR A. Gordon K. McClellan 29% 71% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t8 1-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R KCR D. DeJesus K. McClellan 26% 45% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
b8 2-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL A. Miles R. Ramirez -14% 46% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Schumaker to 2B
b8 2-3 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Ludwick R. Ramirez 14% 60% Flyball: LF
b8 2-3 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O STL T. Glaus R. Mahay 12% 84% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)

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' Braden Looper facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus B. Looper -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Aviles B. Looper -2% 46% Lineout: 2B (SS-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Gordon B. Looper -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL S. Schumaker B. Bannister -4% 42% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL A. Miles B. Bannister -9% 33% Single to RF (Line Drive); Schumaker to 3B
b1 0-0 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO STL R. Ludwick B. Bannister 2% 35% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Schumaker Scores
b1 1-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Ankiel B. Bannister 2% 38% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b1 1-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL T. Glaus B. Bannister 2% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Guillen B. Looper -2% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Grudzielanek B. Looper 3% 40% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR M. Teahen B. Looper 7% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive); Grudzielanek to 3B
t2 0-1 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Buck B. Looper -7% 40% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
t2 0-1 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O KCR R. Gload B. Looper -5% 34% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL C. Duncan B. Bannister -3% 31% Single to LF (Fly Ball)
b2 1-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. LaRue B. Bannister 3% 34% Flyball: LF
b2 1-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO STL B. Looper B. Bannister 5% 39% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging; Duncan out at 1B/C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR B. Bannister B. Looper -3% 36% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t3 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR D. DeJesus B. Looper 3% 39% Hit By Pitch
t3 0-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO KCR M. Aviles B. Looper -6% 33% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- 6,(1-2)  STL A. Kennedy B. Bannister -3% 30% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b3 1-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO STL S. Schumaker B. Bannister 7% 36% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Miles B. Bannister 1% 37% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR A. Gordon B. Looper -3% 35% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
t4 0-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Guillen B. Looper -2% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 0-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek B. Looper -1% 31% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ludwick B. Bannister 2% 33% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  STL R. Ankiel B. Bannister -2% 31% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 1-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL T. Glaus B. Bannister 3% 34% Flyball: RF
b4 1-0 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  STL C. Duncan B. Bannister -3% 31% Single to RF (Line Drive); Ankiel to 3B
b4 1-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R STL J. LaRue B. Bannister -10% 22% Single to P (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Ankiel Scores; Duncan to 2B
b4 2-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL B. Looper B. Bannister 3% 25% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Teahen B. Looper -3% 22% Groundout: P-1B
t5 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Buck B. Looper -2% 20% Flyball: RF
t5 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR R. Gload B. Looper -1% 18% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 9-1-2
b5 2-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Kennedy B. Bannister 1% 20% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b5 2-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Bannister 1% 21% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b5 2-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL A. Miles B. Bannister 1% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 9-1-2
t6 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Bannister B. Looper -3% 19% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus B. Looper -2% 16% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t6 0-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Aviles B. Looper -1% 15% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 3-4-5
b6 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL R. Ludwick B. Bannister -4% 12% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b6 2-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  OO STL R. Ankiel B. Bannister 6% 17% Fly Ball Double Play: LF (Deep LF); Ludwick out at 3B/LF-3B
b6 2-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL T. Glaus B. Bannister 1% 18% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 3-4-5
t7 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR A. Gordon B. Looper 9% 27% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t7 0-2 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Guillen B. Looper -6% 20% Flyball: RF
t7 0-2 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek B. Looper -5% 15% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t7 0-2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Teahen B. Looper 3% 18% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Gordon to 3B
t7 0-2 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R KCR J. Buck B. Looper 11% 29% Single to LF (Line Drive); Gordon Scores; Teahen to 2B
t7 1-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR R. Gload B. Looper -8% 21% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 6-7-8
b7 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL C. Duncan B. Bannister 2% 23% Lineout: 2B
b7 2-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  STL J. LaRue B. Bannister -2% 21% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
Cesar Izturis pinch hits for Braden Looper (P) batting 8th
b7 2-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL C. Izturis B. Bannister 1% 22% Lineout: P; LaRue to 3B/Adv on E1 (throw)
b7 2-1 2 --3 3,(2-0)  O STL A. Kennedy B. Bannister 4% 25% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Kyle McClellan facing 9-1-2
Kyle McClellan replaces Adam Kennedy (2B) pitching and batting 9th
Aaron Miles moves from SS to 2B
Cesar Izturis moves from PH to SS
Joey Gathright pinch hits for Brian Bannister (P) batting 9th
t8 1-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Gathright K. McClellan -5% 20% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t8 1-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R KCR D. DeJesus K. McClellan 26% 45% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t8 2-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Aviles K. McClellan -3% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R KCR A. Gordon K. McClellan 29% 71% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t8 3-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen K. McClellan -1% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Ramon Ramirez facing 1-2-3
Ramon Ramirez replaces Joey Gathright (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL S. Schumaker R. Ramirez -10% 60% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b8 2-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL A. Miles R. Ramirez -14% 46% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Schumaker to 2B
b8 2-3 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Ludwick R. Ramirez 14% 60% Flyball: LF
Ron Mahay replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-3 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ankiel R. Mahay 12% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-3 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O STL T. Glaus R. Mahay 12% 84% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Ryan Franklin facing 5-6-7
Ryan Franklin replaces Kyle McClellan pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek R. Franklin -2% 82% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t9 3-2 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen R. Franklin -1% 81% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Buck R. Franklin 1% 82% Walk
t9 3-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR R. Gload R. Franklin -2% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 6-7-8
Joakim Soria replaces Ron Mahay pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL C. Duncan J. Soria 9% 89% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b9 2-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. LaRue J. Soria 7% 95% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b9 2-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL C. Izturis J. Soria 5% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Cardinals 2.

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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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