Oakland 6, Kansas City 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap

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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 9 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 4 15 0
WP: K. Saarloos (6-6)
LP: R. Hernandez (3-8)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Oakland
- E. Chavez hit sacrifice fly to right, M. Kotsay scored, M. Bradley to third
- J. Payton doubled to deep left center, F. Thomas and M. Bradley scored
Top 2nd: Oakland
- M. Kotsay hit sacrifice fly to center, B. Crosby scored, M. Ellis to third
Bot 4th: Kansas City
- R. Sanders homered to deep right
Bot 6th: Kansas City
- P. Bako singled to center, R. Sanders scored, R. Shealy to second
Top 8th: Oakland
- N. Swisher homered to deep left, J. Payton scored
Bot 9th: Kansas City
- M. Grudzielanek hit an inside the park home run to deep right, D. DeJesus scored
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Kendall c 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .281
M. Kotsay cf 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .267
M. Bradley rf 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 .274
F. Thomas dh 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .265
    A. Melhuse ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .209
E. Chavez 3b 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 .236
J. Payton lf 4 1 2 2 0 0 3 .290
N. Swisher 1b 4 1 1 2 0 0 5 .252
B. Crosby ss 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 .231
M. Ellis 2b 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 .228
 Totals 31 6 9 6 7 3 22  
 Batting
2B - M Kotsay (23, R Hernandez); J Payton (22, R Hernandez); M Bradley (8, R Hernandez); M Ellis (13, T Wellemeyer).
HR - N Swisher (26, 8th inning off T Wellemeyer 1 on, 0 Out).
S - J Kendall.
SF - M Kotsay , E Chavez.
RBI - E Chavez (55), J Payton 2 (47), M Kotsay (45), N Swisher 2 (72).
2-out RBI - J Payton 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Kotsay 1, M Bradley 1, B Crosby 1, N Swisher 2.
GIDP - M Kotsay 2.
Team LOB - 9.
 Fielding
Outfield assists - M Kotsay (P Bako at 2nd base).
DP - 3 (B Crosby-M Ellis-N Swisher, E Chavez-M Ellis-N Swisher, J Kennedy-B Crosby-M Ellis-N Swisher).
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. DeJesus lf 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 .300
M. Grudzielanek 2b 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 .296
M. Teahen 3b 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 .287
E. Brown rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286
R. Sanders dh 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .252
R. Shealy 1b 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .278
P. Bako c 4 0 2 1 0 1 2 .246
J. Gathright cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .222
A. Blanco ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .295
 Totals 38 4 15 4 1 4 9  
 Batting
2B - R Shealy (2, K Saarloos).
HR - R Sanders (11, 4th inning off K Saarloos 0 on, 1 Out), M Grudzielanek (6, 9th inning off J Duchscherer 1 on, 2 Out).
RBI - R Sanders (49), P Bako (8), M Grudzielanek 2 (41).
2-out RBI - P Bako, M Grudzielanek 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - P Bako 1, M Teahen 2.
GIDP - D DeJesus, E Brown, M Grudzielanek.
Team LOB - 8.
 Fielding
DP - 2 (A Blanco-R Shealy, A Blanco-M Grudzielanek-R Shealy).
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
K. Saarloos (W, 6-6) 6.0 11 2 2 0 1 1 4.66
J. Kennedy (H, 6) 2.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 1.72
J. Duchscherer 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 1 3.73
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Hernandez (L, 3-8) 4.2 6 4 4 4 2 0 7.50
T. Wellemeyer 3.1 3 2 2 2 0 1 3.18
S. Dohmann 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 8.44
HBP - J Payton (by R Hernandez).
Pitches-strikes - K Saarloos 76-51; J Kennedy 27-15; J Duchscherer 17-14; R Hernandez 90-51; T Wellemeyer 53-30; S Dohmann 18-9.
Ground balls-fly balls - K Saarloos 14-2; J Kennedy 4-0; J Duchscherer 2-0; R Hernandez 5-7; T Wellemeyer 5-5; S Dohmann 2-0.
Batters faced - K Saarloos 26; J Kennedy 8; J Duchscherer 5; R Hernandez 24; T Wellemeyer 14; S Dohmann 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Dale Scott. 1B--Ron Kulpa. 2B--Dan Iassogna. 3B--Lance Barksdale.
Time: 2:32.
Attendance: 16,592.
Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, left to right.

Updated on Sunday, Aug 20, 2006 4:50 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Oakland
J. Payton J. Payton
2-4
2 RBI
 Kansas City
M. Grudzielanek M. Grudzielanek
2-5, 1 HR
2 RBI