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OAK
@LAA
0
2
TBR
@BAL
4
7
TOR
@BOS
0
1
SEA
@CLE
7
2
CHW
@MIN
1
3
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@NYY
6
4
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@TEX
9
5
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@ARI
6
4
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@CHC
10
7
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@FLA
7
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@NYM
4
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@PHI
4
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@SFG
3
2
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@STL
2
7
ATL
@WSN
3
6
Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 7:07PM
, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Attendance: 16,472, Time of Game: 3:41
Royals
9
12-14
 Won 1 
2nd, 2 GB
at Rangers
5
9-18
 Lost 1 
4th, 7½ GB
W: Ron Mahay (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          3  2  0   2  0  0   0  2  0    9 14  1
Rangers         0  0  2   3  0  0   0  0  0    5 10  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-LF 4 1 1 0 2 0 6 .341 .404 .415 .819 24 10 -0.005 0.41 0.028 -0.033 -0.0 4 0
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 6 3 4 0 0 1 6 .319 .382 .377 .758 20 11 0.081 0.53 0.115 -0.034 1.3 3 2 3·2B
Alex Gordon 3B 5 2 2 0 1 3 6 .296 .361 .449 .810 23 12 0.059 0.67 0.106 -0.047 0.4 0 0 2B,IW
Jose Guillen LF 4 2 2 5 1 0 5 .190 .221 .360 .581 25 15 0.195 1.00 0.209 -0.014 3.5 0 0 HR
   Joey Gathright PR-CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .268 .265 .532 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Mark Teahen RF 4 0 2 3 1 0 5 .271 .358 .406 .764 15 9 0.168 0.81 0.187 -0.019 2.5 2 0 3B
Billy Butler DH 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .292 .349 .365 .714 19 11 0.037 0.64 0.060 -0.023 0.4
Ross Gload 1B 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .293 .346 .320 .666 15 11 -0.034 0.77 0.016 -0.049 -1.0 9 0
Miguel Olivo C 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .233 .267 .512 .778 18 11 -0.087 0.65 0.000 -0.087 -1.9 8 0
Tony Pena SS 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .139 .160 .181 .341 14 11 -0.048 0.41 0.000 -0.048 -1.1 0 3
Brett Tomko P 0 1
   Ron Mahay P 0 1
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
Team Totals 42 9 14 9 6 8 48 .333 .417 .548 .964 173 101 0.366 0.65 0.721 -0.354 4.1 27 7
2B: A Gordon (6, off J Jennings); M Grudzielanek 3 (4, 1 off F Francisco, 1 off J Jennings, 1 off J Benoit).
3B: M Teahen (2, off J Benoit).
HR: J Guillen (3, off S Feldman, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
IBB: A Gordon (1, by J Jennings).
TB: M Grudzielanek 7; J Guillen 5; M Teahen 4; A Gordon 3; B Butler 2; R Gload; D DeJesus.
RBI: J Guillen 5 (15); M Teahen 3 (7); R Gload (7).
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 4 for 15.
Fielding
E: M Grudzielanek (1).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ian Kinsler 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .295 .356 .381 .737 7 4 -0.022 0.84 0.000 -0.022 -0.3 0 1
   German Duran 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .154 .214 .154 .368 13 10 -0.033 1.31 0.056 -0.089 0.1 1 3 SH
Michael Young SS 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .308 .385 .467 .853 19 11 0.088 1.01 0.149 -0.061 1.3 3 3 2B
Josh Hamilton RF 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .336 .386 .582 .968 20 13 0.013 1.08 0.105 -0.092 0.4 1 0 2B
Milton Bradley DH 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 .305 .408 .463 .872 25 13 0.005 1.23 0.102 -0.097 -0.1
David Murphy CF 4 0 0 1 0 1 5 .290 .354 .450 .804 22 13 -0.176 1.58 0.000 -0.176 -1.5 3 0 SF
Chris Shelton 1B 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 30 19 -0.140 1.08 0.000 -0.140 -1.4 7 2
Frank Catalanotto LF 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .246 .329 .415 .744 7 2 0.015 0.50 0.026 -0.010 0.2 1 0
   Brandon Boggs PH-LF 2 0 2 0 1 0 3 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 12 5 0.063 0.74 0.063 0.000 0.6 1 0
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .286 .500 .429 .929 23 13 -0.039 1.17 0.085 -0.124 0.2 8 0 2B
Ramon Vazquez 3B 4 1 2 1 0 2 4 .233 .343 .333 .676 18 11 0.091 0.94 0.123 -0.032 0.7 1 0
Jason Jennings P 0 0
   Scott Feldman P 1 1
   Jamey Wright P 0 0
   Joaquin Benoit P 0 0
   Frank Francisco P 0 0
Team Totals 36 5 10 5 6 7 44 .278 .372 .361 .733 196 114 -0.135 1.11 0.709 -0.843 0.1 27 10
2B: J Hamilton (10, off B Tomko); J Saltalamacchia (1, off B Tomko); M Young (8, off B Tomko).
SF: D Murphy (2, off B Tomko).
SH: G Duran (3, off B Tomko).
TB: J Hamilton 3; M Young 3; B Boggs 2; R Vazquez 2; J Saltalamacchia 2; G Duran.
RBI: R Vazquez (2); M Young (11); J Hamilton (28); D Murphy (13); J Saltalamacchia (1).
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 3 for 10.

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
Brett Tomko 3.1 7 5 5 3 3 0 6.26 20 89 52 32 4 16 5 9 5 0 26 -0.236 1.02 -3.6
Ron Mahay, W (1-0) 2.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.03 9 34 21 16 0 5 4 5 2 0 1 0 0.195 1.37 1.5
Jimmy Gobble, H (3) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.76 3 10 4 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0.030 1.82 0.2
Ramon Ramirez, H (5) 1.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.71 7 34 21 11 5 5 3 1 0 0 1 0 0.124 1.15 1.1
Joakim Soria 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 5 29 16 7 2 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.020 0.58 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 6 7 0 5.00 44 196 114 69 12 33 13 18 7 0 26 3 0 0.133 1.11 -0.1

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
Jason Jennings, L (0-5) 2 8 5 5 1 0 0 8.56 16 54 33 23 2 8 7 8 3 0 19 -0.332 0.99 -4.3
Scott Feldman 4 3 2 2 3 4 1 6.00 18 70 40 20 5 15 7 4 1 0 1 0 0.018 0.53 0.6
Jamey Wright 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.20 3 12 6 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.038 0.49 0.5
Joaquin Benoit 1 2 2 2 2 1 0 7.84 7 25 13 8 4 1 0 4 2 0 0 0 -0.095 0.55 -1.5
Frank Francisco 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.40 4 12 9 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.07 0.5
Team Totals 9 14 9 9 6 8 1 9.00 48 173 101 58 15 28 16 18 6 0 19 1 0 -0.367 0.65 -4.1
J Jennings faced 1 batter in the 3rd inning.
Balks: None.
WP: B Tomko 2 (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Jennings (2; A Gordon).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Welke, 1B - Chris Guccione, 2B - Tim Welke, 3B - Chuck Meriwether.
Time of Game: 3:41.
Attendance: 16,472.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Wind 13mph from Right to Left, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 4-7 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R TEX M. Young B. Tomko -10% 66% Double to LF (Line Drive); Vazquez Scores
t8 7-5 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RR KCR M. Teahen J. Benoit 9% 97% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Grudzielanek Scores; Gathright Scores
t4 5-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  RR KCR J. Guillen S. Feldman 9% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Gordon Scores
t1 1-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R KCR M. Teahen J. Jennings 8% 71% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Gordon Scores; Guillen to 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR A. Gordon J. Jennings 8% 58% Double to LF (Fly Ball to LF Line); Grudzielanek 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' Jason Jennings facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Jennings -2% 48% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Jennings 2% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR A. Gordon J. Jennings 8% 58% Double to LF (Fly Ball to LF Line); Grudzielanek to 3B
t1 0-0 1 -23 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Guillen J. Jennings 4% 63% Fielder's Choice 3B; Grudzielanek Scores
t1 1-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R KCR M. Teahen J. Jennings 8% 71% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Gordon Scores; Guillen to 2B
t1 2-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  KCR B. Butler J. Jennings 4% 75% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Guillen to 3B; Teahen to 2B
t1 2-0 1 123 4,(1-2)  RO KCR R. Gload J. Jennings 0% 76% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Guillen Scores; Teahen to 3B
t1 3-0 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Jennings -3% 73% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Brett Tomko facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O TEX I. Kinsler B. Tomko 2% 75% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX M. Young B. Tomko 2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  TEX J. Hamilton B. Tomko -2% 74% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-3 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  TEX M. Bradley B. Tomko -1% 73% Walk
b1 0-3 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O TEX D. Murphy B. Tomko 4% 77% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Rangers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Rangers' Jason Jennings facing 9-1-2
German Duran replaces Ian Kinsler playing 2B batting 1st
t2 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR T. Pena J. Jennings -1% 76% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Jennings 2% 77% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 3-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Jennings 5% 82% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); DeJesus to 3B
t2 3-0 1 -23 4,(3-0)  KCR A. Gordon J. Jennings 0% 83% Intentional Walk
t2 3-0 1 123 9,(3-2)  RR KCR J. Guillen J. Jennings 7% 90% Single to LF (Ground Ball); DeJesus Scores; Grudzielanek Scores; Gordon to 2B
t2 5-0 1 12- 4,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Jennings -1% 89% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B); Gordon to 3B
t2 5-0 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Butler J. Jennings -2% 87% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Brett Tomko facing 6-7-8
b2 0-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX C. Shelton B. Tomko 2% 88% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b2 0-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX F. Catalanotto B. Tomko 1% 89% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b2 0-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  TEX J. Saltalamacchia B. Tomko -1% 89% Walk
b2 0-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O TEX R. Vazquez B. Tomko 1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Rangers' Jason Jennings facing 7-8-9
t3 5-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR R. Gload J. Jennings 1% 91% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
Scott Feldman replaces Jason Jennings pitching
t3 5-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  O KCR M. Olivo S. Feldman -1% 90% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t3 5-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Pena S. Feldman -1% 90% Groundout: P-2B-1B (Weak 2B); Gload to 2B
t3 5-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. DeJesus S. Feldman 0% 90% Walk
t3 5-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Feldman -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Brett Tomko facing 1-2-3
b3 0-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  TEX G. Duran B. Tomko -3% 86% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 0-5 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  TEX M. Young B. Tomko -4% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Duran to 2B
b3 0-5 0 12- 2,(0-1)  TEX J. Hamilton B. Tomko -3% 78% Wild Pitch; Duran to 3B; Young to 2B
b3 0-5 0 -23 4,(1-2)  R TEX J. Hamilton B. Tomko -7% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Duran Scores; Young to 3B
b3 1-5 0 1-3 6,(2-2)  O TEX M. Bradley B. Tomko 6% 77% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b3 1-5 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  TEX D. Murphy B. Tomko -2% 75% Wild Pitch; Hamilton to 2B
b3 1-5 1 -23 8,(3-2)  RO TEX D. Murphy B. Tomko 2% 77% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF-RF); Young Scores; Hamilton to 3B
b3 2-5 2 --3 6,(2-2)  O TEX C. Shelton B. Tomko 3% 81% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Rangers' Scott Feldman facing 3-4-5
t4 5-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR A. Gordon S. Feldman 2% 83% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 5-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  RR KCR J. Guillen S. Feldman 9% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Gordon Scores
t4 7-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Feldman -1% 91% Lineout: 2B
t4 7-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler S. Feldman -1% 90% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t4 7-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR R. Gload S. Feldman -0% 90% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-7, Royals' Brett Tomko facing 7-8-9
b4 2-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX F. Catalanotto B. Tomko -3% 87% Walk
b4 2-7 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  R TEX J. Saltalamacchia B. Tomko -8% 80% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Catalanotto Scores
b4 3-7 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  R TEX R. Vazquez B. Tomko -6% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive); Saltalamacchi Scores
b4 4-7 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX G. Duran B. Tomko 3% 76% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Vazquez to 2B
b4 4-7 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R TEX M. Young B. Tomko -10% 66% Double to LF (Line Drive); Vazquez Scores
Ron Mahay replaces Brett Tomko pitching
b4 5-7 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Hamilton R. Mahay 4% 71% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b4 5-7 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O TEX M. Bradley R. Mahay 4% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Rangers 5.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-5, Rangers' Scott Feldman facing 8-9-1
t5 7-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Olivo S. Feldman -2% 73% Strikeout Swinging
t5 7-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR T. Pena S. Feldman -1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 7-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. DeJesus S. Feldman 1% 72% Walk
t5 7-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Feldman -2% 70% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 5-7, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 5-6-7
b5 5-7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX D. Murphy R. Mahay 3% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b5 5-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX C. Shelton R. Mahay 2% 76% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
Brandon Boggs pinch hits for Frank Catalanotto (LF) batting 7th
b5 5-7 2 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX B. Boggs R. Mahay -2% 74% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 5-7 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O TEX J. Saltalamacchia R. Mahay 3% 77% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Rangers 5.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-5, Rangers' Scott Feldman facing 3-4-5
Brandon Boggs moves from PH to LF
t6 7-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon S. Feldman -2% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t6 7-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen S. Feldman -1% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 7-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Teahen S. Feldman 1% 75% Walk
t6 7-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR B. Butler S. Feldman 2% 77% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Teahen to 2B
t6 7-5 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR R. Gload S. Feldman -3% 73% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 7, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 5-7, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 9-1-2
b6 5-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  TEX R. Vazquez R. Mahay -6% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 5-7 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX G. Duran R. Mahay 5% 73% Flyball: RF
b6 5-7 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O TEX M. Young R. Mahay 5% 77% Popfly: 2B (Deep 1B)
Jimmy Gobble replaces Ron Mahay pitching
b6 5-7 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O TEX J. Hamilton J. Gobble 4% 81% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Rangers 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-5, Rangers' Jamey Wright facing 8-9-1
Jamey Wright replaces Scott Feldman pitching
t7 7-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Wright -2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 7-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pena J. Wright -1% 78% Strikeout Looking
t7 7-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Wright -1% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 5-7, Royals' Jimmy Gobble facing 4-5-6
b7 5-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX M. Bradley J. Gobble -7% 70% Walk
b7 5-7 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX D. Murphy J. Gobble 6% 77% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
Ramon Ramirez replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
b7 5-7 1 1-- 9,(3-2)  O TEX C. Shelton R. Ramirez 5% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b7 5-7 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  TEX B. Boggs R. Ramirez -4% 78% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bradley to 2B
b7 5-7 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O TEX J. Saltalamacchia R. Ramirez 8% 86% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 7, Rangers 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-5, Rangers' Joaquin Benoit facing 2-3-4
Joaquin Benoit replaces Jamey Wright pitching
t8 7-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Benoit 4% 89% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t8 7-5 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Benoit -3% 87% Strikeout Swinging
t8 7-5 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Guillen J. Benoit 1% 88% Walk
Joey Gathright pinch runs for Jose Guillen (LF) batting 4th
t8 7-5 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RR KCR M. Teahen J. Benoit 9% 97% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Grudzielanek Scores; Gathright Scores
t8 9-5 1 --3 6,(3-2)  KCR B. Butler J. Benoit 0% 97% Walk
t8 9-5 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  O KCR R. Gload J. Benoit -1% 96% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t8 9-5 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Benoit -1% 95% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 9, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 5-9, Royals' Ramon Ramirez facing 9-1-2
David DeJesus moves from CF to LF
Joey Gathright moves from PR to CF
b8 5-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX R. Vazquez R. Ramirez 2% 97% Strikeout Looking
b8 5-9 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O TEX G. Duran R. Ramirez 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 5-9 2 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX M. Young R. Ramirez -1% 97% Walk
b8 5-9 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Hamilton R. Ramirez 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Rangers 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-5, Rangers' Frank Francisco facing 9-1-2
Frank Francisco replaces Joaquin Benoit pitching
t9 9-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Pena F. Francisco -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t9 9-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus F. Francisco -0% 98% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t9 9-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Grudzielanek F. Francisco 0% 98% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t9 9-5 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR A. Gordon F. Francisco -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 5-9, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 4-5-6
Joakim Soria replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching
b9 5-9 0 --- 5,(1-2)  TEX M. Bradley J. Soria -2% 96% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
b9 5-9 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O TEX D. Murphy J. Soria 2% 98% Flyball: CF
b9 5-9 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O TEX C. Shelton J. Soria 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b9 5-9 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  TEX B. Boggs J. Soria -1% 98% Walk; Bradley to 2B
b9 5-9 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O TEX J. Saltalamacchia J. Soria 2% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 9, Rangers 5.

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