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Thursday, September 4, 2008:
Royals 9, Athletics 6
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Davis, R, CF4210101.243
Sweeney, R, RF4233100.287
Suzuki, K, DH3110201.287
Cust, LF3011212.228
Barton, 1B4002002.224
Hannahan, 3B3000234.219
Patterson, E, 2B5010014.211
Bowen, C4000022.158
Pennington, SS4110011.171
Totals346868817.241
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, RF5230002.296
German, E, LF5221012.245
Aviles, 3B4231000.334
1-Smith, J, PR-3B1000010.200
Guillen, J, DH4123001.250
2-Ka'aihue, PR-DH0000000.000
Butler, B, 1B4221003.282
Gload, 1B0000000.272
Callaspo, 2B3012002.302
Buck, C2011100.221
Pena, T, SS4000004.165
Gathright, CF3010100.251
Totals3591592214.264
1-Ran for Aviles in the 6th. 2-Ran for Guillen, J in the 6th.
BATTING
2B: Sweeney, R 3 (14, Davies, Davies, Tejeda), Pennington (3, Tejeda), Cust (15, Wells, K).
TB: Sweeney, R 6; Suzuki, K; Cust 2; Davis, R; Patterson, E; Pennington 2.
RBI: Sweeney, R 3 (40), Barton 2 (43), Cust (62).
2-out RBI: Sweeney, R.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cust; Suzuki, K; Patterson, E 2; Hannahan.
SF: Barton.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Davis, R (25, 2nd base off Davies/Buck).

FIELDING
E: Cust (4, fielding), Patterson, E (7, missed catch).
DP: 3 (Hannahan-Patterson, E-Barton 2, Blevins-Pennington-Barton).
Pickoffs: Meyer (Gathright at 1st base).

BATTING
2B: Butler, B 2 (22, Meyer, Meyer), DeJesus (21, Meyer).
3B: German, E (3, Meyer), Aviles (3, Meyer).
TB: DeJesus 4; Butler, B 4; Aviles 5; Callaspo; German, E 4; Guillen, J 2; Gathright; Buck.
RBI: Guillen, J 3 (84), Butler, B (53), Callaspo 2 (9), Buck (43), German, E (20), Aviles (39).
2-out RBI: Callaspo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena, T 2; Callaspo.
SF: Callaspo; Buck.
GIDP: Pena, T, Butler, B, German, E.
Team RISP: 6-for-11.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
PO: Gathright (1st base by Meyer).

OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meyer(L, 0-4)3.19872108.03
Saarloos1.23000004.95
Embree1.02110004.73
Foulke1.00000003.54
Blevins1.01000102.83
Totals8.015982203.91
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Davies(W, 6-6)5.03113204.59
Bale1.00001107.16
Tejeda0.13331104.46
Mahay0.20001102.88
Oviedo1.01000103.00
Wells, K0.01222005.60
Ramirez, R(S, 1)1.00000202.77
Totals9.08668804.62
Wells, K pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: Meyer 71-43, Saarloos 21-14, Embree 15-9, Foulke 12-6, Blevins 12-8, Davies 101-61, Bale 15-9, Tejeda 25-15, Mahay 15-7, Oviedo 15-11, Wells, K 13-4, Ramirez, R 13-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Meyer 4-4, Saarloos 2-2, Embree 3-0, Foulke 0-2, Blevins 1-0, Davies 6-6, Bale 2-0, Tejeda 0-0, Mahay 0-1, Oviedo 0-1, Wells, K 0-0, Ramirez, R 1-0.
Batters faced: Meyer 21, Saarloos 7, Embree 5, Foulke 3, Blevins 3, Davies 21, Bale 4, Tejeda 5, Mahay 3, Oviedo 4, Wells, K 3, Ramirez, R 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Saarloos 1-1, Mahay 2-1, Ramirez, R 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Brian Knight. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: Kevin Causey.
Weather: 64 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, L to R.
T: 3:12.
Att: 12,791.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
September 4, 2008
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media