Kansas City 5, Oakland 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(49-59)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 5 5 0
Oakland 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 1
WP: G. Meche (9-9) S: J. Soria (29)
LP: G. Smith (5-10)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 4th: Kansas City
- M. Grudzielanek hit sacrifice fly to left center, M. Aviles scored
Bot 4th: Oakland
- M. Ellis singled to center, J. Cust scored
Top 6th: Kansas City
- M. Aviles homered to deep left
Top 7th: Kansas City
- J. Buck homered to deep left center, M. Teahen and A. Gordon scored
Bot 7th: Oakland
- B. Crosby grounded out to pitcher, M. Ellis scored, J. Hannahan to second
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. DeJesus cf-lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301
M. Aviles ss 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 .318
M. Grudzielanek 2b 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 .300
J. Guillen rf 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 .259
    M. Maier pr-cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .091
B. Butler dh 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .259
A. Gordon 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .253
M. Teahen lf-rf 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .248
J. Buck c 4 1 1 3 0 1 1 .247
R. Gload 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266
 Totals 31 5 5 5 2 7 8  
 Batting
2B - A Gordon (25, G Smith).
3B - M Aviles (2, G Smith).
HR - M Aviles (6, 6th inning off G Smith 0 on, 2 Out), J Buck (8, 7th inning off G Smith 2 on, 2 Out).
SF - M Grudzielanek.
RBI - M Grudzielanek (24), M Aviles (27), J Buck 3 (37).
2-out RBI - M Aviles, J Buck 3.
Team LOB - 3.
 Base Running
Picked Off - D DeJesus (1st base, G Smith).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (M Grudzielanek-M Aviles-R Gload).
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
E. Patterson lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
    W. Bankston 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
R. Sweeney rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .302
K. Suzuki c 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .298
C. Gonzalez cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .274
J. Cust dh 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .222
M. Ellis 2b 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .230
J. Hannahan 1b-3b 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .238
B. Crosby ss 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .246
B. Conrad 3b 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .158
    E. Brown ph-lf 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .246
 Totals 32 2 6 2 3 10 10  
 Batting
2B - B Crosby (27, G Meche); J Cust (10, G Meche); M Ellis (19, G Meche).
RBI - M Ellis (36), B Crosby (42).
2-out RBI - M Ellis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - E Patterson 1, R Sweeney 1.
GIDP - C Gonzalez.
Team LOB - 6.
 Fielding
E - J Hannahan (10, catch).
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
G. Meche (W, 9-9) 7.0 5 2 2 2 8 0 4.22
R. Mahay (H, 18) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.78
J. Soria (S, 29) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.50
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
G. Smith (L, 5-10) 7.0 4 5 5 2 5 2 4.04
J. Blevins 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.73
L. DiNardo 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 7.31
HBP - M Grudzielanek (by J Blevins).
Pitches-strikes - G Meche 101-64; R Mahay 8-4; J Soria 19-13; G Smith 95-63; J Blevins 15-9; L DiNardo 19-12.
Ground balls-fly balls - G Meche 5-8; R Mahay 3-0; J Soria 0-1; G Smith 6-9; J Blevins 2-0; L DiNardo 1-1.
Batters faced - G Meche 28; R Mahay 3; J Soria 4; G Smith 27; J Blevins 4; L DiNardo 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Brian Knight. 1B--Ed Montague. 2B--Jim Wolf. 3B--Phil Cuzzi.
Time: 2:25.
Attendance: 12,182.
Weather: 61 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, out to right.

Updated on Wednesday, Jul 30, 2008 12:38 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Kansas City
M. Aviles Mike Aviles
2-4, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Oakland
M. Ellis Mark Ellis
2-4
1 RBI