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Scores
Standings
OAK
@LAA
3
4
TOR
@BOS
3
5
CHW
@DET
3
1
CLE
@MIN
7
5
 
(11)
SEA
@NYY
3
12
BAL
@TBD
8
4
KCR
@TEX
8
9
SDP
@ARI
1
9
PHI
@ATL
5
2
LAD
@CHC
6
2
NYM
@CIN
11
7
SFG
@COL
5
6
HOU
@MIL
3
5
PIT
@STL
2
6
FLA
@WSN
3
4
Tuesday, September 4, 2007, 7:05PM
, Ameriquest Field
Attendance: 18,892, Time of Game: 3:33
Royals
8
62-76
 Lost 1 
4th, 18 GB
at Rangers
9
64-74
 Won 1 
4th, 18 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  0   3  2  0   0  1  1    8 12  1
Rangers         5  1  0   0  0  0   2  1  X    9 13  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 2 0 0 0 2 2 5 .268 .357 .379 .736 23 11 0.150 1.45 0.182 -0.032 0.9 2 0 HBP
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .305 .353 .436 .789 15 11 0.066 2.04 0.235 -0.168 0.2 2 3 2B
Ross Gload 1B 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .300 .319 .464 .784 18 11 -0.321 1.96 0.047 -0.368 -1.8 6 1 GDP
   John Buck C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .322 .461 .783 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Sweeney DH 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .259 .315 .423 .738 12 9 0.108 1.57 0.240 -0.132 1.5 2·2B
Mark Teahen RF 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .290 .357 .412 .769 14 9 0.127 1.26 0.198 -0.071 1.1 3 0
Alex Gordon 3B-1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .250 .319 .417 .736 18 12 -0.150 1.25 0.000 -0.150 -1.5 0 1
   Emil Brown PH 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .245 .292 .341 .632 7 5 -0.054 2.19 0.000 -0.054 -0.3
Jason Smith SS 3 1 1 4 0 2 4 .202 .243 .375 .618 16 12 0.112 1.06 0.150 -0.038 2.3 4 3 HR,SF
   Billy Butler PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .305 .359 .465 .824 1 1 0.039 1.29 0.039 0.000 0.2
   Justin Huber PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Joey Gathright LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .320 .378 .360 .738 12 8 -0.035 0.85 0.024 -0.059 -0.3 1 0 2B
   Esteban German PH-3B 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 .265 .360 .372 .733 8 4 0.137 2.21 0.137 0.000 1.4 0 0
Jason LaRue C 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .145 .241 .276 .518 13 6 0.051 1.04 0.065 -0.014 0.3 5 2
   Shane Costa PH-LF 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .236 .258 .326 .584 4 2 -0.061 2.61 0.000 -0.061 -0.4 0 0
   Tony Pena PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .277 .338 .614 3 3 -0.147 5.50 0.000 -0.147 -0.5
Billy Buckner P 1 1
   Neal Musser P 0 0
   Juan Carlos Oviedo P 0 0
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
   David Riske P 0 0
Team Totals 37 8 12 8 6 9 45 .324 .422 .514 .936 164 104 0.022 1.61 1.317 -1.294 3.0 24 11
2B: M Grudzielanek (29, off K Millwood); M Sweeney 2 (13, 2 off K Millwood); J Gathright (7, off K Millwood).
HR: J Smith (5, off K Millwood, 4th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: J Smith (1, off K Millwood).
HBP: D DeJesus (18, by F Francisco).
TB: M Sweeney 5; J Smith 4; M Grudzielanek 3; M Teahen 2; J Gathright 2; B Butler; J LaRue; E German.
GIDP: R Gload (8).
RBI: J Smith 4 (14); M Grudzielanek (45); M Sweeney (32); E German (34); M Teahen (54).
2-out RBI: J Smith 3; M Sweeney; E German.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 5 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Gload-J Smith-B Buckner; B Buckner-J Smith-R Gload.
E: J LaRue (4).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank Catalanotto 1B 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .268 .346 .460 .806 11 6 -0.019 0.71 0.037 -0.056 -0.7 5 0 GDP
   Marlon Byrd PH-CF 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .300 .348 .450 .798 8 5 -0.012 1.12 0.025 -0.037 -0.1 0 0 SF
Ian Kinsler 2B 4 2 3 2 1 0 5 .272 .355 .469 .824 21 12 0.289 1.28 0.348 -0.059 2.7 2 4 2B,SB,CS
Michael Young SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .306 .357 .409 .766 14 10 0.012 1.39 0.079 -0.067 -0.3 2 4 SB
Jason Botts LF 4 1 3 2 0 1 4 .224 .313 .337 .649 16 10 0.149 0.76 0.156 -0.007 1.5 2 0 2·2B
   Nelson Cruz PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .274 .344 .618 -0.028 0.67 0.000 -0.028 -0.7 0 0 CS
Brad Wilkerson RF-1B 2 1 1 2 2 1 4 .239 .315 .498 .813 26 12 0.138 0.80 0.147 -0.009 1.9 2 0 HR
Hank Blalock DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .277 .329 .490 .820 15 11 -0.080 0.79 0.006 -0.087 -1.3 HBP,GDP
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .271 .311 .434 .745 14 10 0.012 0.53 0.063 -0.051 0.4 9 0 HR
David Murphy CF-RF-LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .404 .440 .660 1.100 11 7 0.034 0.60 0.064 -0.031 0.7 4 0 2B
Ramon Vazquez 3B 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 .242 .314 .385 .698 14 8 0.029 0.67 0.056 -0.027 0.5 1 0 3B,SH
Kevin Millwood P 0 0
   Jamey Wright P 0 1
   John Rheinecker P 0 0
   Frank Francisco P 0 0
   Joaquin Benoit P 0 1
   C.J. Wilson P 0 1
Team Totals 31 9 13 8 4 4 38 .419 .486 .806 1.293 150 91 0.524 0.88 0.981 -0.459 4.6 27 11
2B: I Kinsler (20, off B Buckner); J Botts 2 (6, 1 off N Musser, 1 off B Buckner); D Murphy (7, off J Gobble).
3B: R Vazquez (3, off B Buckner).
HR: B Wilkerson (20, off B Buckner, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF); J Saltalamacchia (10, off B Buckner, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
SF: M Byrd (5, off D Riske).
SH: R Vazquez (9, off J Gobble).
HBP: H Blalock (1, by J Gobble).
TB: J Botts 5; R Vazquez 4; I Kinsler 4; J Saltalamacchia 4; B Wilkerson 4; D Murphy 3; M Young.
GIDP: H Blalock (8); F Catalanotto (5).
RBI: I Kinsler 2 (55); B Wilkerson 2 (61); J Botts 2 (10); J Saltalamacchia (28); M Byrd (57).
2-out RBI: J Saltalamacchia.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Benoit-I Kinsler-M Young-B Wilkerson.
Baserunning
SB: M Young (12, 2nd base off J Oviedo/J LaRue); I Kinsler (18, 3rd base off J Oviedo/J LaRue).
CS: I Kinsler (2, 2nd base by N Musser/J LaRue); N Cruz (3, 2nd base by J Gobble/J LaRue).

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
Billy Buckner 4 7 6 6 3 2 2 5.40 20 74 45 25 12 8 10 5 3 0 23 -0.398 0.64 -4.2
Neal Musser 1.2 2 0 0 1 1 0 4.18 7 30 18 11 3 4 1 4 2 0 1 0 0.156 1.34 1.3
Juan Carlos Oviedo, L (2-3) 0.1 3 2 2 0 0 0 4.54 4 15 9 7 0 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 -0.268 1.70 -2.1
Jimmy Gobble 1.1 1 1 1 0 1 0 3.40 5 27 15 12 2 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0.007 0.49 0.5
David Riske 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.29 2 4 4 3 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 -0.021 0.57 -0.0
Team Totals 8 13 9 9 4 4 2 10.12 38 150 91 58 17 16 15 14 7 0 23 4 1 -0.524 0.88 -4.6
B Buckner faced 1 batter in the 5th inning.
J Oviedo faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.

Texas Rangers

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
Kevin Millwood 5 8 6 6 3 7 1 5.30 26 98 64 42 9 13 5 11 6 0 31 -0.284 1.11 -3.2
Jamey Wright 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.88 5 17 9 7 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.079 2.32 0.6
John Rheinecker, W (2-1) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.62 3 10 8 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.092 1.17 0.6
Frank Francisco, H (18) 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.77 4 16 7 4 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 -0.271 2.42 -1.7
Joaquin Benoit, H (17) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.61 2 6 5 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0.320 2.89 1.5
C.J. Wilson, S (11) 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 2.89 5 17 11 9 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.040 2.59 -0.7
Team Totals 9 12 8 8 6 9 1 8.00 45 164 104 70 13 21 14 15 8 0 31 2 0 -0.024 1.61 -3.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: F Francisco (2; D DeJesus); J Gobble (2; H Blalock).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Emmel, 1B - Dan Iassogna, 2B - Angel Campos, 3B - Ron Kulpa.
Time of Game: 3:33.
Attendance: 18,892.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 82° F, Wind 9mph in from Leftfield, Drizzle.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 7-8 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  OO KCR R. Gload J. Benoit 28% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-SS-1B
t8 6-8 1 12- 4,(2-1)  R KCR M. Grudzielanek F. Francisco -20% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Costa Scores; DeJesus to 3B
t4 1-6 2 12- 3,(0-2)  RRR KCR J. Smith K. Millwood -15% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Sweeney Scores; Teahen Scores
t9 8-9 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Pena C. Wilson 15% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 4-6 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Sweeney K. Millwood -13% 56% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Gload to 3B

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, Rangers' Kevin Millwood facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus K. Millwood 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek K. Millwood -4% 48% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR R. Gload K. Millwood 3% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R KCR M. Sweeney K. Millwood -9% 42% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Grudzielanek Scores
t1 1-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Teahen K. Millwood 3% 45% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX F. Catalanotto B. Buckner 4% 49% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  R TEX I. Kinsler B. Buckner 12% 61% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Catalanotto Scores
b1 1-1 0 -2- 5,(1-2)  O TEX M. Young B. Buckner -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Kinsler to 3B
b1 1-1 1 --3 5,(3-1)  R TEX J. Botts B. Buckner 7% 66% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Kinsler Scores
b1 2-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  RR TEX B. Wilkerson B. Buckner 13% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Botts Scores
b1 4-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX H. Blalock B. Buckner -1% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 4-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R TEX J. Saltalamacchia B. Buckner 6% 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b1 5-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX D. Murphy B. Buckner -1% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 5.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Rangers' Kevin Millwood facing 6-7-8
t2 1-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon K. Millwood 2% 85% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Smith K. Millwood 1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-5 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR J. Gathright K. Millwood 1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-1, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 9-1-2
b2 5-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  TEX R. Vazquez B. Buckner 4% 91% Triple to RF (Ground Ball)
b2 5-1 0 --3 4,(1-2)  O TEX F. Catalanotto B. Buckner -2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 5-1 1 --3 5,(2-2)  R TEX I. Kinsler B. Buckner 2% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Vazquez Scores
b2 6-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX M. Young B. Buckner -1% 90% Lineout: RF
b2 6-1 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O TEX J. Botts B. Buckner -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 6.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, Rangers' Kevin Millwood facing 9-1-2
t3 1-6 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. LaRue K. Millwood 1% 91% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
t3 1-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus K. Millwood 1% 92% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek K. Millwood 1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 6-1, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 5-6-7
b3 6-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  TEX B. Wilkerson B. Buckner 1% 93% Walk
b3 6-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO TEX H. Blalock B. Buckner -2% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b3 6-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX J. Saltalamacchia B. Buckner -0% 91% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 6.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, Rangers' Kevin Millwood facing 3-4-5
t4 1-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR R. Gload K. Millwood 1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Sweeney K. Millwood -2% 91% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t4 1-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Teahen K. Millwood -2% 89% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Sweeney to 2B
t4 1-6 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon K. Millwood 3% 92% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-6 2 12- 3,(0-2)  RRR KCR J. Smith K. Millwood -15% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Sweeney Scores; Teahen Scores
t4 4-6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Gathright K. Millwood -2% 74% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t4 4-6 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. LaRue K. Millwood -1% 73% Walk
t4 4-6 2 12- 7,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus K. Millwood -4% 69% Walk; Gathright to 3B; LaRue to 2B
t4 4-6 2 123 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek K. Millwood 9% 78% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 6-4, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 8-9-1
b4 6-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX D. Murphy B. Buckner 2% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b4 6-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX R. Vazquez B. Buckner -2% 78% Foul Bunt Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b4 6-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO TEX F. Catalanotto B. Buckner -4% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 6.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Rangers' Kevin Millwood facing 3-4-5
t5 4-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR R. Gload K. Millwood -5% 69% Walk
t5 4-6 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Sweeney K. Millwood -13% 56% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Gload to 3B
t5 4-6 0 -23 3,(1-1)  R KCR M. Teahen K. Millwood -12% 44% Single to RF (Line Drive); Gload Scores; Sweeney to 3B; Teahen to 2B/Adv on throw
t5 5-6 0 -23 5,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon K. Millwood 7% 51% Strikeout Looking
t5 5-6 1 -23 4,(1-2)  RO KCR J. Smith K. Millwood 0% 52% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF-RF); Sweeney Scores; Teahen to 3B
t5 6-6 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Gathright K. Millwood 5% 57% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Tied 6-6, Royals' Billy Buckner facing 2-3-4
b5 6-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX I. Kinsler B. Buckner 5% 61% Walk
Neal Musser replaces Billy Buckner pitching
b5 6-6 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O TEX M. Young N. Musser -4% 57% Strikeout Swinging
b5 6-6 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Botts N. Musser -6% 52% Kinsler Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b5 6-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  TEX J. Botts N. Musser 3% 55% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b5 6-6 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  TEX B. Wilkerson N. Musser 1% 56% Walk
b5 6-6 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O TEX H. Blalock N. Musser -6% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 6.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 6-6, Rangers' Jamey Wright facing 9-1-2
Jamey Wright replaces Kevin Millwood pitching
t6 6-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. LaRue J. Wright -5% 45% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 6-6 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Wright -8% 37% Walk; LaRue to 2B
t6 6-6 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Wright 7% 45% Strikeout Swinging
t6 6-6 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O KCR R. Gload J. Wright 4% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted; LaRue to 3B; DeJesus to 2B
t6 6-6 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Wright 9% 58% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Tied 6-6, Royals' Neal Musser facing 7-8-9
b6 6-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX J. Saltalamacchia N. Musser -3% 54% Flyball: CF
b6 6-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX D. Murphy N. Musser -3% 52% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b6 6-6 2 --- 8,(3-2)  TEX R. Vazquez N. Musser 2% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive)
Juan Carlos Oviedo replaces Neal Musser pitching
Marlon Byrd pinch hits for Frank Catalanotto (1B) batting 1st
b6 6-6 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O TEX M. Byrd J. Oviedo -4% 50% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 6.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 6-6, Rangers' John Rheinecker facing 5-6-7
John Rheinecker replaces Jamey Wright pitching
Brad Wilkerson moves from RF to 1B
Marlon Byrd moves from PH to CF
David Murphy moves from CF to RF
t7 6-6 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Rheinecker 4% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 6-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Rheinecker 3% 57% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t7 6-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Smith J. Rheinecker 2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Tied 6-6, Royals' Juan Carlos Oviedo facing 2-3-4
b7 6-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  TEX I. Kinsler J. Oviedo 6% 65% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b7 6-6 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  TEX M. Young J. Oviedo 8% 73% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Kinsler to 2B
b7 6-6 0 12- 2,(0-1)  R TEX J. Botts J. Oviedo 11% 84% Kinsler Steals 3B; Young Steals 2B; Kinsler Scores/Adv on E2 (throw)
b7 7-6 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  R TEX J. Botts J. Oviedo 6% 90% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Young Scores
Jimmy Gobble replaces Juan Carlos Oviedo pitching
Nelson Cruz pinch runs for Jason Botts (LF) batting 4th
b7 8-6 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O TEX B. Wilkerson J. Gobble -3% 87% Cruz Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b7 8-6 1 --- 9,(3-2)  O TEX B. Wilkerson J. Gobble -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
b7 8-6 2 --- 6,(1-2)  TEX H. Blalock J. Gobble 1% 87% Hit By Pitch
b7 8-6 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O TEX J. Saltalamacchia J. Gobble -1% 85% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 8.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-8, Rangers' Frank Francisco facing 8-9-1
Frank Francisco replaces John Rheinecker pitching
David Murphy moves from RF to LF
Nelson Cruz moves from PR to RF
Esteban German pinch hits for Joey Gathright (LF) batting 8th
t8 6-8 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR E. German F. Francisco -7% 79% Walk
Shane Costa pinch hits for Jason LaRue (C) batting 9th
t8 6-8 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR S. Costa F. Francisco 6% 85% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t8 6-8 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. DeJesus F. Francisco -7% 78% Hit By Pitch; Costa to 2B
t8 6-8 1 12- 4,(2-1)  R KCR M. Grudzielanek F. Francisco -20% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Costa Scores; DeJesus to 3B
Joaquin Benoit replaces Frank Francisco pitching
t8 7-8 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  OO KCR R. Gload J. Benoit 28% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Rangers 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 8-7, Royals' Jimmy Gobble facing 8-9-1
John Buck replaces Ross Gload (1B) playing C batting 3rd
Alex Gordon moves from 3B to 1B
Esteban German moves from PH to 3B
Shane Costa moves from PH to LF
b8 8-7 0 --- 3,(2-0)  TEX D. Murphy J. Gobble 4% 90% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b8 8-7 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O TEX R. Vazquez J. Gobble -0% 90% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); Murphy to 3B
David Riske replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
b8 8-7 1 --3 2,(0-1)  RO TEX M. Byrd D. Riske 2% 92% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Murphy Scores
b8 9-7 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX I. Kinsler D. Riske -0% 92% Lineout: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Rangers 9.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 7-9, Rangers' Joaquin Benoit facing 4-5-6
t9 7-9 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Benoit 4% 96% Popfly: 3B (Deep 3B)
C.J. Wilson replaces Joaquin Benoit pitching
t9 7-9 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Teahen C. Wilson -5% 91% Walk
Emil Brown pinch hits for Alex Gordon (1B) batting 6th
t9 7-9 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O KCR E. Brown C. Wilson 5% 96% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
Billy Butler pinch hits for Jason Smith (SS) batting 7th
t9 7-9 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Butler C. Wilson -4% 92% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Brown to 2B
t9 7-9 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR E. German C. Wilson -7% 85% Single to CF (Line Drive); Brown Scores; Butler to 2B
Tony Pena pinch hits for Shane Costa (LF) batting 9th
Justin Huber pinch runs for Billy Butler (PH) batting 7th
t9 8-9 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Pena C. Wilson 15% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 8, Rangers 9.

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