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8
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 1:14PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 44,213, Time of Game: 2:32
Royals
3
22-22
 Won 1 
2nd, 3 GB
at Cardinals
2
26-18
 Lost 1 
1st
L: Joel Pineiro (5-4)
S: Juan Cruz (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  0   0  1  0   1  0  0    3  8  0
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    2  8  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
Coco Crisp CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .234 .348 .405 .753 10 8 -0.038 0.82 0.021 -0.059 -0.5 3 0
David DeJesus LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .236 .288 .382 .670 16 9 -0.090 0.88 0.000 -0.090 -0.9 0 0
Billy Butler 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .286 .360 .442 .802 12 8 0.036 0.70 0.075 -0.039 0.3 12 1 2B
Jose Guillen RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .290 .406 .421 .827 9 7 0.072 0.79 0.111 -0.039 0.6 0 0 2B
   Juan Cruz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mark Teahen 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .264 .339 .421 .760 19 14 -0.111 0.82 0.000 -0.111 -1.1 0 2
Alberto Callaspo 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .307 .364 .467 .830 10 7 -0.114 1.11 0.000 -0.114 -1.0 1 5
Miguel Olivo C 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .234 .265 .394 .659 14 11 0.011 0.78 0.065 -0.054 0.2 6 1 2B
Willie Bloomquist SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .309 .383 .420 .803 13 10 0.013 0.69 0.042 -0.029 -0.2 2 1 2B
Brian Bannister P 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 5 4 0.040 1.22 0.062 -0.022 0.3 1 1
   Mike Jacobs PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .268 .344 .514 .859 4 2 0.195 2.20 0.195 0.000 0.9
   Tug Hulett PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Horacio Ramirez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Bale P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Mitch Maier RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .415 .353 .768 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Team Totals 35 3 8 3 0 5 35 .229 .229 .343 .571 112 80 0.014 0.89 0.571 -0.557 -1.4 27 12
2B: J Guillen (5, off J Pineiro); B Butler (14, off J Pineiro); M Olivo (4, off J Pineiro); W Bloomquist (2, off J Pineiro).
TB: B Butler 3; M Olivo 2; J Guillen 2; W Bloomquist 2; M Jacobs; C Crisp; B Bannister.
RBI: M Jacobs (25); B Bannister (1); J Guillen (20).
2-out RBI: M Jacobs; J Guillen.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 8.

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 2B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .301 .344 .434 .778 19 14 -0.074 1.40 0.062 -0.135 -0.1 2 5
Colby Rasmus CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 .233 .306 .380 .685 13 10 -0.008 1.35 0.095 -0.103 -0.5 1 0 2B,SH
Albert Pujols 1B 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 .327 .450 .660 1.110 16 3 0.019 1.85 0.091 -0.072 -0.1 14 0 2·IW
Chris Duncan LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .257 .352 .441 .793 22 14 -0.196 2.53 0.040 -0.236 -0.6 3 0
Rick Ankiel RF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .247 .323 .400 .723 14 10 -0.137 1.79 0.031 -0.168 -0.9 2 0 2B
Yadier Molina C 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .284 .358 .396 .753 19 11 0.029 1.48 0.138 -0.109 0.4 5 0
Joe Thurston 3B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .231 .339 .375 .714 10 5 -0.015 1.13 0.017 -0.031 -0.1 0 3 IW
   Khalil Greene PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .208 .284 .307 .591 4 3 -0.045 1.83 0.000 -0.045 -0.2 0 0
Joel Pineiro P 3 0 2 1 0 1 3 .158 .273 .158 .431 16 10 0.180 1.57 0.211 -0.031 1.0 0 1
   Jason Motte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Nick Stavinoha PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .240 .240 .280 .520 4 3 -0.032 1.24 0.000 -0.032 -0.1
   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
Brian Barden SS-3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .263 .318 .450 .768 7 5 -0.209 1.98 0.000 -0.209 -1.1 0 6
Team Totals 34 2 8 2 5 6 40 .235 .333 .294 .627 144 88 -0.488 1.70 0.685 -1.171 -2.4 27 15
2B: R Ankiel (7, off B Bannister); C Rasmus (7, off J Cruz).
SH: C Rasmus (3, off B Bannister).
IBB: J Thurston (2, by B Bannister); A Pujols 2 (11, 1 by J Cruz, 1 by H Ramirez).
TB: C Rasmus 2; J Pineiro 2; R Ankiel 2; S Schumaker 2; Y Molina; C Duncan.
RBI: J Pineiro (1); Y Molina (17).
2-out RBI: Y Molina; J Pineiro.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 8.

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 (4-1) 6 7 2 2 2 4 0 2.79 27 99 61 37 8 16 14 7 3 0 52 0.044 1.20 0.9
Horacio Ramirez, H (2) 0.2 0 0 0 2 0 0 7.36 4 17 8 6 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.013 1.74 0.1
John Bale, H (1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 4 13 11 5 3 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.233 2.31 0.9
Juan Cruz, S (2) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.15 5 15 8 5 1 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.196 3.88 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 5 6 0 2.00 40 144 88 53 12 23 18 11 4 0 52 2 0 0.486 1.70 2.4

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, L (5-4) 7 8 3 3 0 3 0 3.52 29 92 67 39 7 21 17 8 4 1 52 -0.101 0.95 0.4
Jason Motte 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.50 3 11 7 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.050 0.67 0.5
Kyle McClellan 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.11 3 9 6 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.037 0.49 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 0 5 0 3.00 35 112 80 45 11 24 18 11 4 1 52 0 0 -0.014 0.89 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: H Ramirez (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Cruz (1; A Pujols); B Bannister (2; J Thurston); H Ramirez (3; A Pujols).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Todd Tichenor, 1B - Jerry Layne, 2B - Tony Randazzo, 3B - Chris Guccione.
Time of Game: 2:32.
Attendance: 44,213.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 82° F, Wind 10mph in from Rightfield.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Coco Crisp CF 1 Skip Schumaker 2B
2 David DeJesus LF 2 Colby Rasmus CF
3 Billy Butler 1B 3 Albert Pujols 1B
4 Jose Guillen RF 4 Chris Duncan LF
5 Mark Teahen 3B 5 Rick Ankiel RF
6 Alberto Callaspo 2B 6 Yadier Molina C
7 Miguel Olivo C 7 Joe Thurston 3B
8 Willie Bloomquist SS 8 Joel Pineiro P
9 Brian Bannister P 9 Brian Barden SS

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-2 2 12- 6,(3-2)  R STL J. Pineiro B. Bannister -20% 42% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Molina Scores; Thurston to 3B
t7 2-2 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R KCR M. Jacobs J. Pineiro 20% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Bloomquist Scores
b9 2-3 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O STL C. Duncan J. Cruz 17% 100% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
b6 0-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R STL Y. Molina B. Bannister -14% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Ankiel Scores; Molina to 2B/Adv on throw
t1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R KCR J. Guillen J. Pineiro 11% 59% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Butler 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, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR C. Crisp J. Pineiro -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Pineiro -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR B. Butler J. Pineiro 1% 47% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R KCR J. Guillen J. Pineiro 11% 59% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Butler Scores
t1 1-0 2 -2- 6,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Pineiro -3% 56% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Bannister 2% 58% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b1 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL C. Rasmus B. Bannister 2% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols B. Bannister -1% 58% Walk
b1 0-1 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  STL C. Duncan B. Bannister -2% 56% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Pujols to 2B
b1 0-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ankiel B. Bannister 4% 61% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Pineiro -2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 1-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Pineiro -1% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 1-0 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist J. Pineiro -1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL Y. Molina B. Bannister 3% 59% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b2 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Thurston B. Bannister 2% 60% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  STL J. Pineiro B. Bannister -1% 59% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b2 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL B. Barden B. Bannister 3% 62% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Bannister J. Pineiro -2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR C. Crisp J. Pineiro -2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Pineiro -1% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  STL S. Schumaker B. Bannister -4% 52% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Rasmus B. Bannister 2% 55% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice (Weak 3B); Schumaker to 2B
b3 0-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O STL A. Pujols B. Bannister 4% 58% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Schumaker to 3B
b3 0-1 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Duncan B. Bannister 4% 63% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 3-4-5
t4 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Butler J. Pineiro 6% 69% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t4 1-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Pineiro -1% 68% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Butler to 3B
t4 1-0 1 --3 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Pineiro -6% 62% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-0 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Pineiro -4% 58% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 5-6-7
b4 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Ankiel B. Bannister 3% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL Y. Molina B. Bannister 2% 63% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Thurston B. Bannister 1% 64% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 7-8-9
t5 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Olivo J. Pineiro 7% 71% Ground-rule Double
t5 1-0 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist J. Pineiro -1% 70% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Olivo to 3B
t5 1-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R KCR B. Bannister J. Pineiro 6% 76% Single to RF (Line Drive); Olivo Scores
t5 2-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR C. Crisp J. Pineiro -2% 74% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
t5 2-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Pineiro -2% 72% Lineout: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 8-9-1
b5 0-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL J. Pineiro B. Bannister 3% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL B. Barden B. Bannister 2% 77% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b5 0-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  STL S. Schumaker B. Bannister -2% 76% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b5 0-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL C. Rasmus B. Bannister 3% 79% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 3-4-5
t6 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Butler J. Pineiro -2% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 2-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Pineiro -1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Pineiro -1% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 3-4-5
b6 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Pujols B. Bannister 3% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 0-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL C. Duncan B. Bannister 2% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  STL R. Ankiel B. Bannister -3% 78% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b6 0-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R STL Y. Molina B. Bannister -14% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Ankiel Scores; Molina to 2B/Adv on throw
b6 1-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL J. Thurston B. Bannister -2% 62% Intentional Walk
b6 1-2 2 12- 6,(3-2)  R STL J. Pineiro B. Bannister -20% 42% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Molina Scores; Thurston to 3B
b6 2-2 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O STL B. Barden B. Bannister 8% 50% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 6-7-8
t7 2-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Pineiro -4% 46% Flyball: LF
t7 2-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Pineiro -3% 43% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist J. Pineiro 4% 48% Double to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Mike Jacobs pinch hits for Brian Bannister (P) batting 9th
t7 2-2 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R KCR M. Jacobs J. Pineiro 20% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Bloomquist Scores
t7 3-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR C. Crisp J. Pineiro 2% 69% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Jacobs to 2B
Tug Hulett pinch runs for Mike Jacobs (PH) batting 9th
t7 3-2 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Pineiro -5% 64% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Horacio Ramirez facing 1-2-3
Horacio Ramirez replaces Tug Hulett (PR) pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Schumaker H. Ramirez 5% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Rasmus H. Ramirez 3% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b7 2-3 2 --- 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols H. Ramirez -3% 70% Intentional Walk
b7 2-3 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  STL C. Duncan H. Ramirez -2% 68% Wild Pitch; Pujols to 2B
b7 2-3 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  STL C. Duncan H. Ramirez -2% 66% Walk
John Bale replaces Horacio Ramirez pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-3 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ankiel J. Bale 9% 75% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Jason Motte facing 3-4-5
Jason Motte replaces Joel Pineiro pitching and batting 8th
t8 3-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Motte -2% 73% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t8 3-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Motte -2% 71% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t8 3-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Motte -1% 70% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' John Bale facing 6-7-8
b8 2-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL Y. Molina J. Bale 6% 76% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
Khalil Greene pinch hits for Joe Thurston (3B) batting 7th
b8 2-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL K. Greene J. Bale 5% 81% Strikeout Swinging
Nick Stavinoha pinch hits for Jason Motte (P) batting 8th
b8 2-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL N. Stavinoha J. Bale 3% 84% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Kyle McClellan facing 6-7-8
Kyle McClellan replaces Nick Stavinoha (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Brian Barden moves from SS to 3B
Khalil Greene moves from PH to SS
t9 3-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo K. McClellan -2% 82% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t9 3-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Olivo K. McClellan -1% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR W. Bloomquist K. McClellan -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Juan Cruz facing 9-1-2
Juan Cruz replaces Jose Guillen (RF) pitching and batting 4th
Mitch Maier replaces John Bale (P) playing RF batting 9th
b9 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL B. Barden J. Cruz 9% 89% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b9 2-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL S. Schumaker J. Cruz 6% 95% Popfly: SS (Short LF Line)
b9 2-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  STL C. Rasmus J. Cruz -10% 86% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to LF Line)
b9 2-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols J. Cruz -3% 83% Intentional Walk
b9 2-3 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O STL C. Duncan J. Cruz 17% 100% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Cardinals 2.

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  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

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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