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Thursday, September 4, 2008:
Royals 5, Athletics 4
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sweeney, R, CF5100003.281
Crosby, SS5111011.246
Sweeney, M, DH5000003.280
Cust, LF5012010.228
Suzuki, K, C4020101.286
Barton, 1B4121012.226
Hannahan, 3B5010023.220
Cunningham, A, RF3010102.300
Patterson, E, 2B3110103.212
Totals394943518.241
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF-RF4130001.293
Aviles, SS4110112.329
Guillen, J, RF4110011.248
Gathright, CF1011000.250
Butler, B, DH4112021.280
Shealy, 1B4011020.250
Olivo, C4020010.260
Teahen, 3B4000013.240
Callaspo, 2B4010001.301
German, E, LF4110001.240
Totals3751241810.263
BATTING
2B: Cust (14, Bannister, B).
3B: Cunningham, A (1, Bannister, B).
HR: Barton (9, 6th inning off Bannister, B, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cunningham, A 3; Cust 2; Hannahan; Crosby; Barton 5; Patterson, E; Suzuki, K 2.
RBI: Crosby (56), Cust 2 (61), Barton (41).
2-out RBI: Cust 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cunningham, A; Suzuki, K; Sweeney, R; Patterson, E; Hannahan.
SAC: Barton.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Crosby (16, throw).
DP: 2 (Patterson, E-Crosby, Patterson, E-Crosby-Barton).
Pickoffs: Eveland (German, E at 1st base).

BATTING
2B: Butler, B (20, Eveland), Callaspo (4, Eveland).
TB: DeJesus 3; Aviles; Butler, B 2; Callaspo 2; German, E; Olivo 2; Guillen, J; Shealy; Gathright.
RBI: Butler, B 2 (52), Shealy (2), Gathright (19).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Butler, B; Callaspo.
SAC: DeJesus.
GIDP: DeJesus.
Team RISP: 4-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Olivo (6, 2nd base off Eveland/Suzuki, K).
CS: German, E (3, 2nd base by Eveland/Suzuki, K).
PO: German, E (1st base by Eveland).

FIELDING
E: Aviles (9, fielding).

OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Eveland6.010440504.28
Street2.01000203.94
Devine(L, 4-1)1.11101100.75
Totals9.112541803.88
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister, B7.07412315.56
Ramirez, R1.01001102.81
Soria(W, 2-3)2.01000101.80
Totals10.09413514.61
WP: Eveland.
Balk: Soria.
IBB: Cunningham, A (by Ramirez, R), Aviles (by Devine).
Pitches-strikes: Eveland 83-57, Street 21-15, Devine 25-15, Bannister, B 108-69, Ramirez, R 14-7, Soria 25-19.
Groundouts-flyouts: Eveland 6-3, Street 3-0, Devine 3-1, Bannister, B 6-10, Ramirez, R 1-0, Soria 3-0.
Batters faced: Eveland 26, Street 6, Devine 7, Bannister, B 31, Ramirez, R 5, Soria 7.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Kevin Causey. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Ed Hickox.
Weather: 64 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:40.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
September 4, 2008
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media