MLB Play by Play - Kansas City vs. Oakland

Royals 1st
Joe Blanton pitching:
David DeJesus:Ball, DeJesus flied out to center.
Mark Grudzielanek:Strike looking, Foul, Grudzielanek struck out looking.
Emil Brown:Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Brown fouled out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Athletics 1st
Scott Elarton pitching:
Mark Kotsay:Foul, Kotsay flied out to right.
Nick Swisher:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Swisher flied out to center.
Eric Chavez:Ball, Ball, Ball, Chavez walked.
Frank Thomas:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Thomas homered to left, Chavez scored.
Bobby Crosby:Ball, Ball, Crosby flied out to center.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Royals 2nd
Joe Blanton pitching:
Matt Stairs:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Stairs flied out to right.
Tony Graffanino:Strike looking, Strike looking, Graffanino grounded out to shortstop.
Shane Costa:Ball, Ball, Costa singled to left.
Angel M. Berroa:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Berroa singled to left, Costa to second.
Paul Bako:Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Bako grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Athletics 2nd
Scott Elarton pitching:
Jay Payton:Ball, Payton flied out to left.
Dan Johnson:Johnson singled to center.
Jason Kendall:Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kendall walked, Johnson to second.
Marco Scutaro:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Scutaro struck out looking.
Mark Kotsay:Foul, Kotsay fouled out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Royals 3rd
Joe Blanton pitching:
Esteban German:Ball, Strike looking, German flied out to center.
David DeJesus:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, DeJesus singled to right.
Mark Grudzielanek:Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Grudzielanek reached on an infield single, DeJesus to second.
Emil Brown:Strike looking, Brown grounded out to first, DeJesus to third, Grudzielanek to second.
Matt Stairs:Foul, Ball, Stairs lined out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Athletics 3rd
Scott Elarton pitching:
Nick Swisher:Swisher flied out to center.
Eric Chavez:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Chavez struck out swinging.
Frank Thomas:Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Thomas struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Royals 4th
Joe Blanton pitching:
Tony Graffanino:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Graffanino struck out swinging.
Shane Costa:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Costa grounded out to second.
Angel M. Berroa:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Berroa grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Athletics 4th
Scott Elarton pitching:
Bobby Crosby:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Crosby homered to left center.
Jay Payton:Payton flied out to left.
Dan Johnson:Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Johnson flied out to center.
Jason Kendall:Ball, Kendall grounded out to third.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Royals 5th
Joe Blanton pitching:
Paul Bako:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bako struck out looking.
Esteban German:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, German walked.
David DeJesus:Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike swinging, DeJesus grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, German out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Athletics 5th
Scott Elarton pitching:
Marco Scutaro:Ball, Ball, Foul, Scutaro grounded out to third.
Mark Kotsay:Strike looking, Ball, Kotsay grounded out to shortstop.
Nick Swisher:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Swisher struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Royals 6th
Joe Blanton pitching:
Mark Grudzielanek:Foul, Ball, Grudzielanek grounded out to right.
Emil Brown:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Brown struck out swinging.
Matt Stairs:Strike (foul tip), Stairs flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Athletics 6th
Scott Elarton pitching:
Eric Chavez:Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Chavez struck out on foul tip.
Frank Thomas:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Thomas singled to left center.
Bobby Crosby:Ball, Strike looking, Crosby singled to right, Thomas to second.
Jay Payton:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Payton singled to center, Thomas to third, Crosby to second.
Dan Johnson:Johnson grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Payton out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

Royals 7th
Joe Blanton pitching:
Tony Graffanino:Foul, Graffanino popped out to second.
Shane Costa:Costa grounded out to first.
Angel M. Berroa:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Berroa walked.
Paul Bako:Bako grounded into fielder's choice to second, Berroa out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Athletics 7th
Scott Elarton pitching:
Jason Kendall:Kendall grounded out to second.
Marco Scutaro:Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Scutaro struck out looking.
Mark Kotsay:Ball, Ball, Ball, Kotsay walked.
Nick Swisher:Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Swisher walked, Kotsay to second.
Eric Chavez:Joel Peralta relieved Scott Elarton, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Chavez tripled to right, Kotsay and Swisher scored.
Frank Thomas:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Thomas popped out to first.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Royals 8th
Joe Blanton pitching:
Esteban German:Ball, Strike looking, German flied out to center.
David DeJesus:Strike looking, Foul, Foul, DeJesus grounded out to second.
Mark Grudzielanek:Grudzielanek doubled to left.
Emil Brown:Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Brown grounded out to pitcher.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Athletics 8th
Joel Peralta pitching:
Bobby Crosby:Strike looking, Crosby flied out to right.
Jay Payton:Payton flied out to center.
Dan Johnson:Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Johnson walked.
Jason Kendall:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kendall homered to left center, Johnson scored.
Marco Scutaro:Scutaro grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Royals 9th
Joe Blanton pitching:
Matt Stairs:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Stairs struck out swinging.
Tony Graffanino:Ball, Ball, Foul, Graffanino flied out to right.
Shane Costa:Ball, Costa flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)