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Saturday, April 18, 2009, 7:05PM
, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Attendance: 37,635, Time of Game: 2:23
Royals
2
7-4
 Won 2 
1st
at Rangers
0
4-7
 Lost 2 
3rd, 3½ GB
W: Zack Greinke (3-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  0    2  5  0
Rangers         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Coco Crisp CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 .216 .990 14 8 -0.013 0.94 0.051 -0.064 -0.4 3 0
Mike Aviles SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 .220 .501 12 8 -0.025 0.96 0.028 -0.053 -0.3 0 2
David DeJesus LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .186 .527 16 9 -0.124 0.96 0.000 -0.124 -1.2 2 0 GDP
Billy Butler 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 .206 .602 10 4 0.148 1.11 0.186 -0.038 0.8 10 0 2B
Mark Teahen 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .325 .888 16 8 -0.013 0.98 0.055 -0.068 -0.1 0 1
Mike Jacobs DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 .257 .962 16 11 -0.101 0.91 0.000 -0.101 -1.1
Alberto Callaspo 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 .393 .898 13 8 0.085 1.32 0.105 -0.020 0.9 2 3
Miguel Olivo C 3 1 1 1 0 0 .167 .500 4 3 0.019 1.63 0.139 -0.119 -0.2 9 1 HR
Willie Bloomquist RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .616 9 8 -0.156 1.48 0.000 -0.156 -1.5 0 0 CS
   Mitch Maier RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Zack Greinke P 0 4
Team Totals 30 2 5 2 3 3 .167 .542 110 67 -0.180 1.12 0.564 -0.743 -3.1 27 11
2B: B Butler (3, off K Millwood).
HR: M Olivo (1, off K Millwood; 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: M Olivo 4; B Butler 2; A Callaspo 2; M Aviles.
GIDP: D DeJesus (1).
RBI: M Olivo (1); B Butler (2).
2-out RBI: B Butler; M Olivo.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Baserunning
CS: W Bloomquist (1, 2nd base by K Millwood/J Saltalamacchia).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ian Kinsler 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 .457 1.358 15 12 -0.063 1.17 0.056 -0.119 -0.8 2 0
Michael Young 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .302 .899 14 8 -0.058 1.53 0.061 -0.119 -0.5 0 1
Josh Hamilton CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .692 12 9 -0.144 1.37 0.000 -0.144 -1.0 2 0
Hank Blalock DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 .270 .868 11 9 0.015 1.44 0.119 -0.104 0.6 3B
Marlon Byrd LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .344 1.000 12 7 -0.158 1.31 0.000 -0.158 -1.3 2 0
Nelson Cruz RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .279 1.021 18 11 -0.094 1.34 0.036 -0.130 -0.8 5 0
Chris Davis 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 .158 .535 18 11 -0.153 1.38 0.000 -0.153 -1.2 6 3
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 3 0 1 0 0 1 .176 .612 7 5 0.024 0.85 0.064 -0.041 0.3 3 1 2B
Elvis Andrus SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 .367 .973 4 4 -0.048 1.22 0.017 -0.064 -0.3 3 2 SH
Kevin Millwood P 4 3
Team Totals 33 0 7 0 0 10 .212 .515 111 76 -0.679 1.31 0.353 -1.032 -5.1 27 10
2B: J Saltalamacchia (2, off Z Greinke).
3B: H Blalock (1, off Z Greinke).
SH: E Andrus (1, off Z Greinke).
TB: H Blalock 4; J Saltalamacchia 2; E Andrus; M Young; N Cruz; I Kinsler.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Andrus-C Davis.

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
Zack Greinke, W (3-0) 9 7 0 0 0 10 0 0.00 34 111 76 41 15 20 10 14 7 0 83 0.680 1.31 5.1
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 0 10 0 0.00 34 111 76 41 15 20 10 14 7 0 83 0.680 1.31 5.1

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
Kevin Millwood, L (1-1) 9 5 2 2 3 3 1 1.17 33 111 68 49 6 13 13 14 3 0 69 0.180 1.12 3.1
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 3 3 1 2.00 33 111 68 49 6 13 13 14 3 0 69 0.180 1.12 3.1
Balks: None.
WP: Z Greinke (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tony Randazzo, 1B - Chris Guccione, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - Jerry Layne.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 9mph from Right to Left, Cloudy.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-0 2 --3 3,(2-0)  R KCR B. Butler K. Millwood 15% 63% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Crisp Scores
t7 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R KCR M. Olivo K. Millwood 14% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  TEX H. Blalock Z. Greinke -9% 36% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t2 0-0 2 123 2,(0-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist K. Millwood -8% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t2 0-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Olivo K. Millwood -7% 52% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)

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 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR C. Crisp K. Millwood -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Aviles K. Millwood -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus K. Millwood -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX I. Kinsler Z. Greinke 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX M. Young Z. Greinke 2% 49% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Hamilton Z. Greinke 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Kevin Millwood facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR B. Butler K. Millwood 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Teahen K. Millwood 6% 59% Walk; Butler to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs K. Millwood -5% 54% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t2 0-0 1 12- 4,(2-1)  KCR A. Callaspo K. Millwood 6% 60% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Butler to 3B; Teahen to 2B
t2 0-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Olivo K. Millwood -7% 52% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
t2 0-0 2 123 2,(0-1)  O KCR W. Bloomquist K. Millwood -8% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  TEX H. Blalock Z. Greinke -9% 36% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b2 0-0 0 --3 2,(0-1)  O TEX M. Byrd Z. Greinke 5% 40% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b2 0-0 1 --3 6,(3-2)  O TEX N. Cruz Z. Greinke 6% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O TEX C. Davis Z. Greinke 4% 50% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Kevin Millwood facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR C. Crisp K. Millwood -3% 47% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t3 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Aviles K. Millwood 3% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t3 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO KCR D. DeJesus K. Millwood -6% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  TEX J. Saltalamacchia Z. Greinke -6% 38% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b3 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O TEX E. Andrus Z. Greinke 2% 39% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (P's Right); Saltalamacchi to 3B
b3 0-0 1 --3 7,(1-2)  O TEX I. Kinsler Z. Greinke 6% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 2 --3 3,(2-0)  O TEX M. Young Z. Greinke 4% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Kevin Millwood facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Butler K. Millwood -3% 47% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t4 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR M. Teahen K. Millwood -2% 45% Popfly: 2B
t4 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs K. Millwood -1% 44% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Hamilton Z. Greinke 3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX H. Blalock Z. Greinke -3% 44% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b4 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O TEX M. Byrd Z. Greinke 4% 47% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O TEX N. Cruz Z. Greinke 3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Kevin Millwood facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  KCR A. Callaspo K. Millwood 5% 55% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t5 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Olivo K. Millwood -4% 50% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t5 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist K. Millwood -4% 46% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Crisp K. Millwood -3% 43% Bloomquist Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 7-8-9
b5 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX C. Davis Z. Greinke 3% 46% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b5 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Saltalamacchia Z. Greinke 2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX E. Andrus Z. Greinke -2% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
b5 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O TEX I. Kinsler Z. Greinke 3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Kevin Millwood facing 1-2-3
t6 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR C. Crisp K. Millwood 5% 55% Walk
t6 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Aviles K. Millwood -3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Crisp to 2B
t6 0-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus K. Millwood -5% 48% Groundout: P unassisted (P's Left); Crisp to 3B
t6 0-0 2 --3 3,(2-0)  R KCR B. Butler K. Millwood 15% 63% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Crisp Scores
t6 1-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen K. Millwood -4% 59% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 2-3-4
b6 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX M. Young Z. Greinke -6% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b6 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX J. Hamilton Z. Greinke 6% 59% Flyball: CF
b6 0-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O TEX H. Blalock Z. Greinke 5% 64% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b6 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX M. Byrd Z. Greinke 4% 68% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Kevin Millwood facing 6-7-8
t7 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Jacobs K. Millwood -3% 65% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t7 1-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo K. Millwood -2% 63% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t7 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R KCR M. Olivo K. Millwood 14% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t7 2-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist K. Millwood -1% 76% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 6-7-8
Mitch Maier replaces Willie Bloomquist playing RF batting 9th
b7 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX N. Cruz Z. Greinke 4% 80% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
b7 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX C. Davis Z. Greinke 3% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b7 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX J. Saltalamacchia Z. Greinke 2% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Kevin Millwood facing 1-2-3
t8 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Crisp K. Millwood -1% 84% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t8 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Aviles K. Millwood -1% 83% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus K. Millwood -1% 82% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 9-1-2
b8 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX E. Andrus Z. Greinke 5% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX I. Kinsler Z. Greinke -6% 81% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b8 0-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O TEX M. Young Z. Greinke 6% 87% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
b8 0-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O TEX J. Hamilton Z. Greinke 5% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Kevin Millwood facing 4-5-6
t9 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler K. Millwood -1% 91% Flyball: RF
t9 2-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen K. Millwood -1% 90% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 2-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs K. Millwood -1% 89% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 4-5-6
b9 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX H. Blalock Z. Greinke 5% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 0-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O TEX M. Byrd Z. Greinke 3% 98% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b9 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  TEX N. Cruz Z. Greinke -3% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b9 0-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  TEX C. Davis Z. Greinke -0% 95% Defensive Indifference; Cruz to 2B
b9 0-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  TEX C. Davis Z. Greinke -0% 95% Wild Pitch; Cruz to 3B
b9 0-2 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O TEX C. Davis Z. Greinke 5% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.

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