MLB Play by Play - Oakland vs. Kansas City

Athletics 1st
Scott Elarton pitching:
Mark Kotsay:Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Kotsay flied out to left.
Nick Swisher:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Swisher walked.
Eric Chavez:Strike looking, Ball, Chavez homered to center, Swisher scored.
Frank Thomas:Foul, Ball, Ball, Thomas grounded out to shortstop.
Bobby Crosby:Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Crosby reached on an infield single.
Jay Payton:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Payton lined out to right.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Royals 1st
Joe Blanton pitching:
Kerry Robinson:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Robinson doubled to center.
Tony Graffanino:Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Graffanino flied out to right, Robinson to third.
Mike Sweeney:Ball, Ball, Ball, Sweeney walked.
Doug Mientkiewicz:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mientkiewicz popped out to second.
Emil Brown:Ball, Ball, Ball, Brown walked, Sweeney to second.
Mark Teahen:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Teahen safe at first on Blanton's fielding error, Robinson scored, Sweeney to third, Brown to second.
Angel M. Berroa:Strike looking, Foul, Berroa struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)

Athletics 2nd
Scott Elarton pitching:
Dan Johnson:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Johnson flied out to left.
Jason Kendall:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kendall grounded out to pitcher.
Mark Ellis:Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ellis walked.
Mark Kotsay:Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Kotsay walked, Ellis to second.
Nick Swisher:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Swisher homered to right, Ellis and Kotsay scored.
Eric Chavez:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Chavez struck out swinging.
End of Inning (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Royals 2nd
Joe Blanton pitching:
Paul Bako:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bako struck out swinging.
Esteban German:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, German reached on an infield single, German to second on 3rd baseman Chavez's throwing error.
Kerry Robinson:Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Robinson grounded out to shortstop, German to third.
Tony Graffanino:Ball, Strike looking, Graffanino grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)

Athletics 3rd
Scott Elarton pitching:
Frank Thomas:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Thomas hit by pitch.
Bobby Crosby:Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Thomas to second on wild pitch, Crosby flied out to center.
Jay Payton:Strike looking, Ball, Payton singled to center, Thomas to third.
Joel Peralta relieved Scott Elarton.
Dan Johnson:Ball, Johnson grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Payton out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Royals 3rd
Joe Blanton pitching:
Mike Sweeney:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sweeney flied out to center.
Doug Mientkiewicz:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mientkiewicz walked.
Emil Brown:Brown doubled to center, Mientkiewicz scored, Brown to third.
Mark Teahen:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Teahen lined out to first.
Angel M. Berroa:Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Berroa struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Athletics 4th
Joel Peralta pitching:
Jason Kendall:Ball, Kendall flied out to left.
Mark Ellis:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ellis flied out to right.
Mark Kotsay:Kotsay grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Royals 4th
Joe Blanton pitching:
Paul Bako:Strike looking, Bako grounded out to second.
Esteban German:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, German singled to center.
Kerry Robinson:Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, German caught stealing, catcher to second, Robinson singled to center.
Tony Graffanino:Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Graffanino lined out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Athletics 5th
Joel Peralta pitching:
Nick Swisher:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Swisher grounded out to first.
Eric Chavez:Ball, Foul, Chavez flied out to center.
Frank Thomas:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Thomas struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Royals 5th
Joe Blanton pitching:
Mike Sweeney:Sweeney flied out to center.
Doug Mientkiewicz:Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Mientkiewicz walked.
Emil Brown:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Brown walked, Mientkiewicz to second.
Mark Teahen:Teahen homered to center, Mientkiewicz and Brown scored.
Angel M. Berroa:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Berroa flied out to right.
Paul Bako:Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bako struck out looking.
End of Inning (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Athletics 6th
Luke Hudson pitching:
Bobby Crosby:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Crosby walked.
Jay Payton:Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Payton singled to left center, Crosby to second.
Dan Johnson:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Johnson singled to right, Crosby to third, Payton to second.
Jason Kendall:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kendall hit by pitch, Crosby scored, Payton to third, Johnson to second.
Andrew Sisco relieved Luke Hudson.
Mark Ellis:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ellis struck out looking.
Mark Kotsay:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kotsay doubled to deep right, Payton and Johnson scored, Kendall to third.
Nick Swisher:Ball, Swisher safe at first on 2nd baseman German's fielding error, Kendall and Kotsay scored, Swisher to third
Reggie Sanders in right.
Eric Chavez:Ball, Chavez singled to center, Swisher scored.
Frank Thomas:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Thomas flied out to right.
Bobby Crosby:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Crosby lined out to center.
End of Inning (6 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
Royals 6th
Joe Kennedy pitching:
Reggie Sanders:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sanders flied out to right.
Kerry Robinson:Foul, Strike swinging, Robinson struck out looking.
Tony Graffanino:Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Graffanino walked.
Mike Sweeney:Ball, Ball, Sweeney grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Graffanino out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Athletics 7th
Andrew Sisco pitching:
Jay Payton:Ball, Payton singled to center.
Dan Johnson:Ball, Johnson flied out to right.
Jason Kendall:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kendall singled to center, Payton to second.
Mark Ellis:Strike looking, Ball, Ellis fouled out to first.
Mark Kotsay:Foul, Foul, Ball, Kotsay reached on an infield single, Payton scored, Kendall to second.
Nick Swisher:Ball, Ball, Swisher flied out to center.
End of Inning (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
Royals 7th
Chad Gaudin pitching:
Doug Mientkiewicz:Chad Gaudin relieved Joe Kennedy, Ball, Mientkiewicz grounded out to shortstop.
Emil Brown:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Brown singled to left.
Mark Teahen:Ball, Ball, Teahen flied out to center.
Angel M. Berroa:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Berroa grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Brown out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Athletics 8th
Elmer Dessens pitching:
Eric Chavez:Strike looking, Chavez singled to right.
Frank Thomas:Foul, Antonio Perez hit for Frank Thomas.
Antonio Perez:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Perez struck out swinging.
Bobby Crosby:Strike looking, Crosby grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Chavez out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Royals 8th
Chad Gaudin pitching:
Paul Bako:Bako lined out to second.
Reggie Sanders:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanders walked.
Kerry Robinson:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Robinson singled to left, Sanders to third, Robinson to second on center fielder Kotsay's fielding error.
Tony Graffanino:Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Graffanino grounded out to second, Sanders scored, Robinson to third.
Mike Sweeney:Sweeney flied out to right.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)

Athletics 9th
Ambiorix Burgos pitching:
Jay Payton:Payton fouled out to first.
Dan Johnson:Strike looking, Strike looking, Johnson homered to center.
Jason Kendall:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Kendall walked.
Mark Ellis:Marco Scutaro hit for Mark Ellis.
Marco Scutaro:Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Scutaro reached on fielder's choice to second, Kendall out at second.
Mark Kotsay:Ball, Kotsay hit by pitch, Scutaro to second.
Nick Swisher:Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Scutaro to third, Kotsay to second on wild pitch, Swisher struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Royals 9th
Kirk Saarloos pitching:
Doug Mientkiewicz:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mientkiewicz flied out to left.
Emil Brown:Brown flied out to right.
Mark Teahen:Teahen grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

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