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Friday, April 17, 2009, 7:05PM
, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Attendance: 24,062, Time of Game: 3:16
Royals
12
6-4
 Won 1 
1st
at Rangers
3
4-6
 Lost 1 
3rd, 3½ GB
W: Gil Meche (1-0)
L: Matt Harrison (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  4  0   0  0  2   3  3  0   12 19  0
Rangers         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  1    3 12  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 3 1 1 3 2 1 5 .235 .409 .647 1.056 28 14 0.234 0.72 0.256 -0.022 2.2 1 0 HR,IW
   Mitch Maier PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.5 1 0
Mike Aviles SS 6 0 2 2 0 0 6 .216 .231 .270 .501 19 10 -0.029 0.53 0.035 -0.064 -0.3 1 2 GDP
   Tony Pena SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
David DeJesus LF 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 .205 .295 .282 .578 19 9 -0.045 0.37 0.007 -0.051 -1.0 1 0
Billy Butler 1B 5 1 2 0 1 1 6 .194 .286 .258 .544 19 10 -0.032 0.35 0.021 -0.053 -1.3 8 0 GDP
Mark Teahen 3B 6 3 5 1 0 0 6 .351 .429 .514 .942 20 12 0.112 0.34 0.119 -0.007 2.6 2 3 HR,2B
Mike Jacobs DH 6 2 2 4 0 3 6 .290 .371 .710 1.081 26 17 -0.050 0.38 0.007 -0.058 1.6 HR,2B
John Buck C 4 2 2 1 1 1 5 .421 .476 1.000 1.476 14 9 -0.022 0.35 0.015 -0.037 1.1 10 0 2B
Alberto Callaspo 2B 4 2 3 0 1 0 5 .360 .407 .440 .847 18 9 0.042 0.26 0.043 -0.001 1.3 3 5
Willie Bloomquist RF 3 1 2 1 1 0 5 .313 .353 .375 .728 22 14 0.043 0.39 0.043 0.000 1.1 0 0 2B,SH
Gil Meche P 0 2
   Jamey Wright P 0 0
   Doug Waechter P 0 0
   Horacio Ramirez P 0 0
Team Totals 43 12 19 12 7 6 51 .442 .520 .744 1.264 189 107 0.253 0.40 0.546 -0.293 6.9 27 14
2B: M Teahen (3, off W Eyre); M Jacobs (4, off W Eyre); J Buck (2, off W Eyre); W Bloomquist (1, off J Rupe).
HR: M Teahen (1, off M Harrison, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); C Crisp (2, off M Harrison, 2nd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF); M Jacobs (3, off J Rupe, 8th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to CF-RF).
SH: W Bloomquist (1, off W Eyre).
IBB: C Crisp (1, by W Eyre).
TB: M Teahen 9; M Jacobs 6; C Crisp 4; J Buck 3; A Callaspo 3; W Bloomquist 3; B Butler 2; M Aviles 2.
GIDP: B Butler (1); M Aviles (2).
RBI: M Jacobs 4 (8); C Crisp 3 (7); M Aviles 2 (4); W Bloomquist (1); M Teahen (3); J Buck (9).
2-out RBI: C Crisp 3.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 7 for 21.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Teahen-A Callaspo-B Butler.

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 4 0 2 0 1 1 5 .476 .532 .905 1.437 13 8 0.077 0.64 0.091 -0.014 0.7 1 3 2·SB
Michael Young 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .308 .400 .538 .938 13 8 -0.105 0.99 0.016 -0.121 -1.1 1 1
   Omar Vizquel PH-3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .400 .455 .400 .855 4 2 -0.005 0.10 0.000 -0.005 -1.2 0 0
Josh Hamilton CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .275 .333 .425 .758 9 8 -0.095 1.15 0.000 -0.095 -1.4 2 0
   David Murphy CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .167 .000 .167 11 6 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -1.0 0 0
Hank Blalock DH 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .242 .278 .515 .793 16 9 -0.001 0.41 0.034 -0.035 0.3 HR
Marlon Byrd LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .393 .393 .750 1.143 10 7 -0.098 0.60 0.000 -0.098 -0.4 3 0 HR,GDP
Nelson Cruz RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .282 .356 .718 1.074 19 8 -0.001 0.23 0.013 -0.014 0.2 2 0
Chris Davis 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .176 .243 .353 .596 13 10 -0.024 0.27 0.004 -0.028 0.1 11 0
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 4 1 1 1 0 3 4 .161 .188 .387 .575 18 12 -0.047 0.45 0.000 -0.047 -0.1 6 0 HR
Elvis Andrus SS 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .357 .400 .571 .971 12 8 0.051 0.60 0.065 -0.014 1.7 0 5 SB
Matt Harrison P 0 2
   Willie Eyre P 0 1
   Josh Rupe P 1 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
Team Totals 38 3 12 3 2 9 40 .316 .350 .553 .903 138 86 -0.248 0.52 0.223 -0.471 -2.1 27 12
HR: H Blalock (3, off D Waechter, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); M Byrd (2, off D Waechter, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); J Saltalamacchia (2, off H Ramirez, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: H Blalock 5; M Byrd 4; J Saltalamacchia 4; E Andrus 3; I Kinsler 2; C Davis; N Cruz; M Young.
GIDP: M Byrd (1).
RBI: J Saltalamacchia (4); M Byrd (9); H Blalock (8).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Young-C Davis; E Andrus-I Kinsler-C Davis.
Baserunning
SB: I Kinsler 2 (4, 2nd base off G Meche/J Buck 2); E Andrus (2, 3rd base off G Meche/J Buck).

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
Gil Meche, W (1-0) 6 6 0 0 2 6 0 2.25 25 92 57 38 6 13 11 6 4 0 64 0.238 0.78 2.4
Jamey Wright 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 4 12 9 5 2 2 0 2 1 0 2 0 0.009 0.17 1.6
Doug Waechter 1 2 2 2 0 0 2 4.50 5 17 9 6 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 -1.4
Horacio Ramirez 1 3 1 1 0 1 1 11.12 6 17 11 6 1 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.01 -0.4
Team Totals 9 12 3 3 2 9 3 3.00 40 138 86 55 9 22 16 13 6 0 64 2 0 0.247 0.52 2.1
G Meche faced 2 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
Matt Harrison, L (0-2) 5 8 6 6 4 3 2 8.44 26 98 55 35 6 14 11 8 4 0 26 -0.210 0.69 -2.2
Willie Eyre 1.1 4 3 3 2 0 0 8.10 9 32 14 10 0 4 2 5 4 0 2 2 -0.040 0.28 -2.6
Josh Rupe 1.2 6 3 3 1 1 1 15.43 12 43 25 16 3 6 2 8 4 0 1 1 -0.002 0.01 -2.7
Eddie Guardado 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 11.25 4 16 13 7 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.6
Team Totals 9 19 12 12 7 6 3 12.00 51 189 107 68 12 27 16 22 13 0 26 3 3 -0.252 0.40 -6.9
M Harrison faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: W Eyre (1; C Crisp).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Layne, 1B - Tony Randazzo, 2B - Chris Guccione, 3B - Ed Montague.
Time of Game: 3:16.
Attendance: 24,062.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 61° F, Wind 9mph from Left to Right.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 1-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  RRR KCR C. Crisp M. Harrison 22% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Callaspo Scores; Bloomquist Scores
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  R KCR M. Teahen M. Harrison 10% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b4 0-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO TEX M. Byrd G. Meche 7% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 0-4 1 -23 3,(0-2)  O TEX M. Young G. Meche 7% 81% Fielder's Choice P; Andrus out at Hm/P-3B-C; Kinsler to 3B; Young to 2B/Adv on throw
b1 0-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O TEX M. Young G. Meche 5% 45% Fielder's Choice SS; Kinsler out at 3B/SS-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' Matt Harrison facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR C. Crisp M. Harrison 3% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Aviles M. Harrison -2% 52% Groundout: P-1B; Crisp to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Harrison -3% 49% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Crisp to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler M. Harrison -4% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX I. Kinsler G. Meche -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  TEX M. Young G. Meche -2% 39% Kinsler Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O TEX M. Young G. Meche 5% 45% Fielder's Choice SS; Kinsler out at 3B/SS-3B
b1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O TEX J. Hamilton G. Meche 3% 48% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O TEX H. Blalock G. Meche 2% 50% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Matt Harrison facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  R KCR M. Teahen M. Harrison 10% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t2 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Jacobs M. Harrison -2% 58% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t2 1-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Buck M. Harrison -2% 56% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR A. Callaspo M. Harrison 1% 57% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t2 1-0 2 1-- 9,(3-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist M. Harrison 2% 59% Walk; Callaspo to 2B
t2 1-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  RRR KCR C. Crisp M. Harrison 22% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Callaspo Scores; Bloomquist Scores
t2 4-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Aviles M. Harrison -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Gil Meche facing 5-6-7
b2 0-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O TEX M. Byrd G. Meche 2% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX N. Cruz G. Meche 1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX C. Davis G. Meche 1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Rangers' Matt Harrison facing 3-4-5
t3 4-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Harrison -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 4-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Butler M. Harrison 1% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 4-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Teahen M. Harrison 2% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive); Butler to 2B
t3 4-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs M. Harrison -2% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t3 4-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Buck M. Harrison -2% 82% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Gil Meche facing 8-9-1
b3 0-4 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O TEX J. Saltalamacchia G. Meche 2% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  TEX E. Andrus G. Meche -2% 82% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b3 0-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  TEX I. Kinsler G. Meche -3% 79% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home); Andrus to 2B
b3 0-4 1 12- 1,(0-0)  TEX M. Young G. Meche -4% 75% Andrus Steals 3B; Kinsler Steals 2B
b3 0-4 1 -23 3,(0-2)  O TEX M. Young G. Meche 7% 81% Fielder's Choice P; Andrus out at Hm/P-3B-C; Kinsler to 3B; Young to 2B/Adv on throw
b3 0-4 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Hamilton G. Meche 5% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Rangers' Matt Harrison facing 8-9-1
t4 4-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Callaspo M. Harrison 2% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t4 4-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR W. Bloomquist M. Harrison 2% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive); Callaspo to 2B
t4 4-0 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR C. Crisp M. Harrison -2% 88% Lineout: RF
t4 4-0 1 12- 5,(3-1)  OO KCR M. Aviles M. Harrison -4% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Gil Meche facing 4-5-6
b4 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX H. Blalock G. Meche -3% 81% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 0-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO TEX M. Byrd G. Meche 7% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 0-4 2 --- 4,(3-0)  TEX N. Cruz G. Meche -1% 87% Walk
b4 0-4 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O TEX C. Davis G. Meche 2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Rangers' Matt Harrison facing 3-4-5
t5 4-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus M. Harrison -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 4-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR B. Butler M. Harrison 1% 89% Walk
t5 4-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Teahen M. Harrison -1% 88% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B-1B); Butler to 2B
t5 4-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs M. Harrison -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Gil Meche facing 8-9-1
b5 0-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Saltalamacchia G. Meche 2% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX E. Andrus G. Meche 1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX I. Kinsler G. Meche 1% 91% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Rangers' Matt Harrison facing 7-8-9
t6 4-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Buck M. Harrison 1% 92% Walk
t6 4-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Callaspo M. Harrison 2% 94% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Buck to 2B
Willie Eyre replaces Matt Harrison pitching
t6 4-0 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist W. Eyre 0% 94% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Buck to 3B; Callaspo to 2B
t6 4-0 1 -23 4,(3-0)  KCR C. Crisp W. Eyre 0% 94% Intentional Walk
t6 4-0 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR KCR M. Aviles W. Eyre 3% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive); Buck Scores; Callaspo Scores; Crisp to 2B
t6 6-0 1 12- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. DeJesus W. Eyre 1% 98% Walk; Crisp to 3B; Aviles to 2B
t6 6-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO KCR B. Butler W. Eyre -2% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Gil Meche facing 2-3-4
b6 0-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  TEX M. Young G. Meche -2% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b6 0-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX J. Hamilton G. Meche 2% 96% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
b6 0-6 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O TEX H. Blalock G. Meche 1% 97% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b6 0-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX M. Byrd G. Meche 1% 98% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Rangers' Willie Eyre facing 5-6-7
t7 6-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR M. Teahen W. Eyre 1% 99% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t7 6-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  R KCR M. Jacobs W. Eyre 1% 99% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Teahen Scores
t7 7-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  R KCR J. Buck W. Eyre 0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Jacobs Scores
t7 8-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo W. Eyre -0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
Josh Rupe replaces Willie Eyre pitching
t7 8-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R KCR W. Bloomquist J. Rupe 0% 100% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Buck Scores
t7 9-0 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O KCR C. Crisp J. Rupe -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t7 9-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Aviles J. Rupe 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Bloomquist to 3B
t7 9-0 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Rupe -0% 100% Lineout: P
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 9, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-9, Royals' Gil Meche facing 6-7-8
b7 0-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  TEX N. Cruz G. Meche -0% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b7 0-9 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  TEX C. Davis G. Meche -0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Cruz to 2B
Jamey Wright replaces Gil Meche pitching
b7 0-9 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Saltalamacchia J. Wright 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b7 0-9 1 12- 4,(2-1)  TEX E. Andrus J. Wright -0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive); Cruz to 3B; Davis to 2B
b7 0-9 1 123 3,(0-2)  O TEX I. Kinsler J. Wright 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
Omar Vizquel pinch hits for Michael Young (3B) batting 2nd
b7 0-9 2 123 1,(0-0)  O TEX O. Vizquel J. Wright 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 9, Rangers 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-0, Rangers' Josh Rupe facing 4-5-6
Omar Vizquel moves from PH to 3B
David Murphy replaces Josh Hamilton playing CF batting 3rd
t8 9-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR B. Butler J. Rupe 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 9-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR M. Teahen J. Rupe 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Butler to 2B
t8 9-0 0 12- 4,(2-1)  RRR KCR M. Jacobs J. Rupe 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Butler Scores; Teahen Scores
t8 12-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Buck J. Rupe 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 12-0 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR A. Callaspo J. Rupe 0% 100% Walk; Buck to 2B
t8 12-0 0 12- 5,(1-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist J. Rupe 0% 100% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
Mitch Maier pinch hits for Coco Crisp (CF) batting 1st
t8 12-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier J. Rupe 0% 100% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t8 12-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Aviles J. Rupe 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 12, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-12, Royals' Doug Waechter facing 3-4-5
Doug Waechter replaces Jamey Wright pitching
Tony Pena replaces Mike Aviles playing SS batting 2nd
Mitch Maier moves from PH to CF
b8 0-12 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX D. Murphy D. Waechter 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 0-12 1 --- 5,(3-1)  R TEX H. Blalock D. Waechter 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b8 1-12 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R TEX M. Byrd D. Waechter -0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b8 2-12 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX N. Cruz D. Waechter 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 2-12 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX C. Davis D. Waechter 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 12, Rangers 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 12-2, Rangers' Eddie Guardado facing 3-4-5
Eddie Guardado replaces Josh Rupe pitching
t9 12-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus E. Guardado 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t9 12-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler E. Guardado 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 12-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Teahen E. Guardado 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t9 12-2 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs E. Guardado 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 12, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-12, Royals' Horacio Ramirez facing 8-9-1
Horacio Ramirez replaces Doug Waechter pitching
b9 2-12 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R TEX J. Saltalamacchia H. Ramirez -0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b9 3-12 0 --- 2,(0-1)  TEX E. Andrus H. Ramirez -0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b9 3-12 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  TEX I. Kinsler H. Ramirez -0% 100% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Andrus to 2B
b9 3-12 0 12- 3,(2-0)  O TEX O. Vizquel H. Ramirez 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Andrus to 3B
b9 3-12 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  O TEX D. Murphy H. Ramirez 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b9 3-12 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O TEX H. Blalock H. Ramirez 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 12, Rangers 3.

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