Kansas City 9, Oakland 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 9 12 0
Oakland 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 1
WP: B. Bannister (9-7)
LP: D. Meyer (0-1)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Kansas City
- M. Grudzielanek tripled to deep right, E. German scored
- B. Butler doubled to deep left, M. Grudzielanek scored
- E. Brown homered to deep left center, B. Butler scored
Bot 1st: Oakland
- N. Swisher homered to deep center
Top 3rd: Kansas City
- M. Teahen tripled to deep right center, B. Butler scored
- M. Teahen scored on wild pitch
Bot 6th: Oakland
- N. Swisher grounded out to first, J. DaVanon scored
Top 7th: Kansas City
- T. Pena Jr. scored, J. Gathright to third on wild pitch
- M. Grudzielanek reached on fielder's choice, J. Gathright scored
Top 9th: Kansas City
- B. Butler singled to center, E. German scored, M. Grudzielanek to second
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
E. German 3b-2b 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 .280
J. Gathright cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .342
M. Grudzielanek 2b 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 .304
    J. Smith 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
B. Butler dh 4 2 2 2 1 1 2 .312
M. Teahen rf 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 .284
E. Brown lf 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 .227
A. Gordon 1b-3b 4 0 1 0 1 1 3 .245
J. Buck c 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .233
T. Pena Jr. ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .269
 Totals 38 9 12 7 4 2 12  
 Batting
2B - B Butler (13, D Meyer).
3B - M Grudzielanek (3, D Meyer); M Teahen (7, D Meyer).
HR - E Brown (5, 1st inning off D Meyer 1 on, 2 Out).
S - J Gathright.
RBI - M Grudzielanek 2 (40), B Butler 2 (37), E Brown 2 (45), M Teahen (52).
2-out RBI - E Brown 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Gordon 2.
GIDP - M Teahen, J Buck.
Team LOB - 7.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (M Grudzielanek-T Pena Jr-A Gordon).
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
T. Buck cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .288
    J. DaVanon pr-cf 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
S. Stewart lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .296
N. Swisher 1b 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 .256
J. Cust rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .269
M. Piazza dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275
M. Ellis 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .260
J. Hannahan 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167
D. Murphy ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217
K. Suzuki c 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .250
 Totals 30 2 4 2 1 4 5  
 Batting
2B - J Cust (13, B Bannister); T Buck (22, B Bannister).
HR - N Swisher (15, 1st inning off B Bannister 0 on, 2 Out).
RBI - N Swisher 2 (59).
2-out RBI - N Swisher.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Piazza 1.
GIDP - J Hannahan.
Team LOB - 2.
 Fielding
E - J Cust (3, fly ball).
DP - 2 (N Swisher-D Murphy, K Calero-M Ellis-N Swisher).
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Bannister (W, 9-7) 9.0 4 2 2 1 4 1 3.31
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
D. Meyer (L, 0-1) 4.0 5 6 3 2 0 1 6.75
K. Calero 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.77
S. Casilla 2.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 3.58
J. Marshall 1.0 3 1 1 1 1 0 5.45
WP - D Meyer, S Casilla.
IBB - E Brown (by J Marshall).
Pitches-strikes - B Bannister 111-73; D Meyer 93-59; K Calero 24-14; S Casilla 33-23; J Marshall 28-18.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Bannister 15-8; D Meyer 3-9; K Calero 5-1; S Casilla 2-4; J Marshall 2-0.
Batters faced - B Bannister 31; D Meyer 20; K Calero 6; S Casilla 10; J Marshall 7.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Dana Demuth. 1B--Kerwin Danley. 2B--Doug Eddings. 3B--Mike Muchlinski.
Time: 2:38.
Attendance: 18,185.
Weather: 68 degrees, clear.
Wind: 14 mph, out to right.
Game Notes
OAKLAND CENTER FIELDER TRAVIS BUCK LEFT THE GAME IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH INNING WITH AN UNDISCLOSED INJURY.
OAKLAND CENTER FIELDER TRAVIS BUCK LEFT THE GAME IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH INNING DUE TO A STRAINED LEFT HAMSTRING.

Updated on Saturday, Aug 18, 2007 1:01 am ET

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