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Thursday, May 22, 2008, 1:37PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 37,613, Time of Game: 3:16
Royals
8
21-26
 Lost 4 
4th, 5 GB
at Red Sox
11
31-19
 Won 7 
1st
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  0   0  2  0   2  3  0    8 13  1
Red Sox         0  4  1   0  0  6   0  0  X   11 14  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David DeJesus LF 6 0 2 0 0 3 .285 .731 25 16 -0.099 0.84 0.024 -0.123 -1.2 2 0
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .301 .734 16 9 -0.067 1.12 0.036 -0.102 -0.7 0 2
   Esteban German 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .100 .300 6 3 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.3 1 1
   Billy Butler PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .267 .692 2 2 0.032 0.88 0.032 0.000 0.4
Alex Gordon 3B 4 3 1 0 2 1 .295 .828 26 13 -0.053 0.94 0.069 -0.122 -0.2 1 2
Jose Guillen DH 5 3 4 3 0 1 .251 .732 17 12 0.144 0.70 0.172 -0.028 3.0 HR,2B
Mark Teahen RF 2 1 0 0 3 0 .252 .694 31 14 0.008 0.69 0.043 -0.035 0.1 1 0
Miguel Olivo C 5 1 3 5 0 1 .289 .930 10 7 0.039 0.92 0.119 -0.080 3.7 8 1 HR,2·2B
Ross Gload 1B 5 0 0 0 0 2 .243 .570 18 11 -0.106 0.76 0.000 -0.106 -1.5 8 0
Alberto Callaspo SS 4 0 0 0 1 1 .270 .670 19 12 -0.060 0.71 0.023 -0.083 -0.9 2 1
Joey Gathright CF 4 0 2 0 1 0 .259 .606 17 9 0.067 0.88 0.097 -0.031 0.6 1 0 2B,SB
Brian Bannister P 0 0
   Jimmy Gobble P 0 0
   Yasuhiko Yabuta P 0 0
   Juan Carlos Oviedo P 0 0
Team Totals 40 8 13 8 8 10 .325 1.013 187 108 -0.099 0.83 0.615 -0.714 2.9 24 7
2B: M Olivo 2 (11, 1 off D Matsuzaka, 1 off C Hansen); J Gathright (2, off D Matsuzaka); J Guillen (17, off D Matsuzaka).
HR: M Olivo (6, off D Aardsma; 8th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF); J Guillen (6, off C Hansen; 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: J Guillen 8; M Olivo 8; J Gathright 3; D DeJesus 2; A Gordon; B Butler.
RBI: M Olivo 5 (19); J Guillen 3 (34).
2-out RBI: M Olivo 3; J Guillen.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 5 for 20.
Fielding
E: R Gload (1).
Baserunning
SB: J Gathright (12, 2nd base off D Matsuzaka/K Cash).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jacoby Ellsbury CF-LF 3 1 1 0 2 0 .291 .822 22 13 0.006 0.41 0.031 -0.025 0.4 1 0
Dustin Pedroia 2B 5 1 1 1 0 0 .301 .741 24 14 -0.002 0.52 0.048 -0.050 0.3 0 4 2B
David Ortiz DH 5 0 1 0 0 1 .247 .811 15 11 -0.060 0.38 0.000 -0.060 -1.9
Manny Ramirez LF 4 2 1 0 1 2 .287 .871 22 12 0.013 0.50 0.041 -0.028 0.0 1 0 IW
   Coco Crisp CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .781 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Lowell 3B 4 3 3 4 0 0 .283 .847 10 7 0.106 0.72 0.118 -0.012 4.0 1 1 HR,2B
Kevin Youkilis 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 .324 .971 16 12 0.120 0.75 0.129 -0.009 1.5 11 1
J.D. Drew RF 4 2 2 4 0 0 .290 .821 17 10 0.195 0.78 0.205 -0.011 2.0 2 0 HR
Kevin Cash C 4 1 1 0 0 3 .333 .806 19 13 0.029 0.42 0.052 -0.022 0.2 9 1
Julio Lugo SS 3 0 2 1 0 0 .293 .700 11 8 -0.006 0.39 0.023 -0.029 -0.1 1 0 CS,SF
   Alex Cora SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .409 .935 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Daisuke Matsuzaka P 0 2
   Javier Lopez P 0 0
   Craig Hansen P 0 0
   David Aardsma P 0 0
   Jonathan Papelbon P 1 0
Team Totals 36 11 14 11 3 7 .389 1.036 156 100 0.401 0.53 0.647 -0.246 6.4 27 9
2B: D Pedroia (15, off J Gobble); M Lowell (10, off B Bannister).
HR: M Lowell (6, off J Gobble; 6th inn, 3 on, 2 outs to LF); J Drew (4, off B Bannister; 2nd inn, 3 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: J Lugo (2, off B Bannister).
IBB: M Ramirez (3, by J Gobble).
TB: M Lowell 7; J Drew 5; J Lugo 2; K Youkilis 2; D Pedroia 2; D Ortiz; J Ellsbury; M Ramirez; K Cash.
RBI: M Lowell 4 (19); J Drew 4 (22); J Lugo (13); D Pedroia (25); K Youkilis (35).
2-out RBI: M Lowell 4; K Youkilis.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 6 for 8.
Baserunning
CS: J Lugo (3, 2nd base by B Bannister/M Olivo).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Brian Bannister, L (4-6) 5.1 12 7 7 1 4 1 4.94 27 107 72 50 5 17 10 12 5 0 19 -0.320 0.67 -3.2
Jimmy Gobble 0.2 2 4 4 2 1 1 6.55 6 22 8 3 1 4 0 3 1 0 1 1 -0.091 0.42 -4.4
Yasuhiko Yabuta 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.85 4 17 12 6 1 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.002 0.03 0.6
Juan Carlos Oviedo 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.45 3 10 8 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.008 0.11 0.6
Team Totals 8 14 11 11 3 7 2 12.38 40 156 100 63 9 28 13 17 6 0 19 1 1 -0.401 0.53 -6.4

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Daisuke Matsuzaka, W (8-0) 5.2 6 3 3 6 7 0 2.40 29 118 67 37 10 20 8 8 2 0 46 0.040 1.06 0.1
Javier Lopez, H (7) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.95 1 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.042 1.42 0.4
Craig Hansen 1 2 2 2 2 0 1 7.56 7 24 13 7 1 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 -0.003 0.24 -1.4
David Aardsma 1 3 3 3 0 2 1 3.27 6 26 15 10 5 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 -0.021 0.23 -2.4
Jonathan Papelbon, S (14) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.35 5 15 10 6 0 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 0.039 0.78 0.6
Team Totals 9 13 8 8 8 10 2 8.00 48 187 108 62 17 29 13 17 5 0 46 1 0 0.097 0.83 -2.9
Balks: None.
WP: D Matsuzaka 2 (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Gobble (1; M Ramirez).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Hunter Wendelstedt, 1B - Brian Knight, 2B - Marvin Hudson, 3B - Tom Hallion.
Time of Game: 3:16.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 57° F, Wind 14mph from Left to Right.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-1 0 123 5,(2-2)  RRRR BOS J. Drew B. Bannister 18% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Ramirez Scores; Lowell Scores; Youkilis Scores
t1 0-0 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  R KCR J. Guillen D. Matsuzaka -8% 43% Single to RF (Line Drive); Gordon Scores
t5 1-5 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  R KCR J. Guillen D. Matsuzaka -8% 76% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Gordon Scores
b2 0-1 0 12- 2,(0-1)  BOS K. Youkilis B. Bannister 8% 63% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Ramirez to 3B; Lowell to 2B
t5 2-5 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Olivo D. Matsuzaka -7% 72% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Guillen Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus D. Matsuzaka 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek D. Matsuzaka 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Gordon D. Matsuzaka -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR J. Guillen D. Matsuzaka -1% 52% Wild Pitch; Gordon to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  R KCR J. Guillen D. Matsuzaka -8% 43% Single to RF (Line Drive); Gordon Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Teahen D. Matsuzaka -2% 42% Walk; Guillen to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Olivo D. Matsuzaka 4% 46% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Ellsbury B. Bannister -2% 43% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
b1 0-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia B. Bannister -2% 41% Popfly: 1B (Deep 1B)
b1 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS D. Ortiz B. Bannister -1% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR R. Gload D. Matsuzaka 2% 43% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
t2 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR A. Callaspo D. Matsuzaka -2% 40% Walk
t2 1-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Gathright D. Matsuzaka 2% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B; Callaspo to 2B
t2 1-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus D. Matsuzaka 3% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS M. Ramirez B. Bannister 4% 49% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b2 0-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  BOS M. Lowell B. Bannister 6% 55% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Ramirez to 2B
b2 0-1 0 12- 2,(0-1)  BOS K. Youkilis B. Bannister 8% 63% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Ramirez to 3B; Lowell to 2B
b2 0-1 0 123 5,(2-2)  RRRR BOS J. Drew B. Bannister 18% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Ramirez Scores; Lowell Scores; Youkilis Scores
b2 4-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS K. Cash B. Bannister -1% 80% Strikeout Looking
b2 4-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS J. Lugo B. Bannister 1% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 4-1 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury B. Bannister -2% 79% Lugo Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b2 4-1 2 --- 8,(3-2)  BOS J. Ellsbury B. Bannister 1% 79% Walk
b2 4-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia B. Bannister -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 2-3-4
t3 1-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Grudzielanek D. Matsuzaka -4% 74% Walk
t3 1-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Gordon D. Matsuzaka 3% 78% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
t3 1-4 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Guillen D. Matsuzaka 3% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-4 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  KCR M. Teahen D. Matsuzaka -2% 79% Walk; Grudzielanek to 2B
t3 1-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Olivo D. Matsuzaka 4% 83% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 3-4-5
b3 4-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O BOS D. Ortiz B. Bannister -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
b3 4-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS M. Ramirez B. Bannister -1% 81% Strikeout Swinging
b3 4-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS M. Lowell B. Bannister 1% 82% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b3 4-1 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  R BOS K. Youkilis B. Bannister 5% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Lowell Scores
b3 5-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O BOS J. Drew B. Bannister -1% 86% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 7-8-9
t4 1-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR R. Gload D. Matsuzaka 2% 88% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
t4 1-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo D. Matsuzaka 1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Gathright D. Matsuzaka -1% 88% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t4 1-5 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  KCR D. DeJesus D. Matsuzaka -1% 87% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Gathright to 3B
t4 1-5 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek D. Matsuzaka 4% 90% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-1, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 8-9-1
b4 5-1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O BOS K. Cash B. Bannister -1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b4 5-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS J. Lugo B. Bannister 1% 90% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 3B)
b4 5-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Ellsbury B. Bannister 1% 91% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Lugo to 2B
b4 5-1 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O BOS D. Pedroia B. Bannister -1% 90% Flyball: LF
b4 5-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O BOS D. Ortiz B. Bannister -2% 88% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Lugo out at Hm/2B-C; Ellsbury to 2B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 3-4-5
t5 1-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR A. Gordon D. Matsuzaka -3% 85% Walk
t5 1-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Guillen D. Matsuzaka -1% 84% Wild Pitch; Gordon to 2B
t5 1-5 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  R KCR J. Guillen D. Matsuzaka -8% 76% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Gordon Scores
t5 2-5 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen D. Matsuzaka 3% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B; Guillen to 3B
t5 2-5 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Olivo D. Matsuzaka -7% 72% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Guillen Scores
t5 3-5 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR R. Gload D. Matsuzaka 4% 76% Strikeout Looking
t5 3-5 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo D. Matsuzaka 4% 80% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 4-5-6
b5 5-3 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O BOS M. Ramirez B. Bannister -2% 79% Strikeout Looking
b5 5-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Lowell B. Bannister -1% 77% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b5 5-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis B. Bannister -1% 76% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 9-1-2
t6 3-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. Gathright D. Matsuzaka -5% 71% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t6 3-5 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. DeJesus D. Matsuzaka -3% 69% Gathright Steals 2B
t6 3-5 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus D. Matsuzaka 6% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-5 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek D. Matsuzaka 5% 79% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
Javier Lopez replaces Daisuke Matsuzaka pitching
t6 3-5 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Lopez 4% 84% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 7-8-9
b6 5-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS J. Drew B. Bannister 2% 86% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b6 5-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS K. Cash B. Bannister 5% 91% Single to LF (Line Drive); Drew to 3B
b6 5-3 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO BOS J. Lugo B. Bannister -0% 90% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF-RF); Drew Scores
Jimmy Gobble replaces Brian Bannister pitching
b6 6-3 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Ellsbury J. Gobble 1% 92% Walk; Cash to 2B
b6 6-3 1 12- 4,(2-1)  R BOS D. Pedroia J. Gobble 5% 96% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Cash Scores; Ellsbury to 3B
b6 7-3 1 -23 1,(0-0)  O BOS D. Ortiz J. Gobble -2% 95% Popfly: 3B (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b6 7-3 2 -23 4,(3-0)  BOS M. Ramirez J. Gobble 0% 95% Intentional Walk
b6 7-3 2 123 2,(1-0)  RRRR BOS M. Lowell J. Gobble 5% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Ellsbury Scores; Pedroia Scores; Ramirez Scores
b6 11-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis J. Gobble -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
6 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 11.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-11, Red Sox' Craig Hansen facing 4-5-6
Craig Hansen replaces Javier Lopez pitching
t7 3-11 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R KCR J. Guillen C. Hansen -1% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t7 4-11 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Teahen C. Hansen -1% 98% Walk
t7 4-11 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Olivo C. Hansen -2% 97% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Teahen Scores
t7 5-11 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR R. Gload C. Hansen 1% 98% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
t7 5-11 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo C. Hansen 1% 99% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t7 5-11 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Gathright C. Hansen -0% 98% Walk
t7 5-11 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus C. Hansen 1% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 11.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 11-5, Royals' Yasuhiko Yabuta facing 7-8-9
Yasuhiko Yabuta replaces Jimmy Gobble pitching
Esteban German replaces Mark Grudzielanek playing 2B batting 2nd
b7 11-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Drew Y. Yabuta -0% 99% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b7 11-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS K. Cash Y. Yabuta -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b7 11-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS J. Lugo Y. Yabuta 0% 99% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
b7 11-5 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury Y. Yabuta -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 11.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-11, Red Sox' David Aardsma facing 2-3-4
David Aardsma replaces Craig Hansen pitching
Alex Cora replaces Julio Lugo playing SS batting 9th
t8 5-11 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR E. German D. Aardsma 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-11 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR A. Gordon D. Aardsma -0% 99% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
t8 5-11 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR J. Guillen D. Aardsma -1% 98% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Gordon to 2B
t8 5-11 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen D. Aardsma 1% 99% Lineout: RF
t8 5-11 2 12- 2,(1-0)  RRR KCR M. Olivo D. Aardsma -3% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Gordon Scores; Guillen Scores
t8 8-11 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR R. Gload D. Aardsma 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 11.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 11-8, Royals' Juan Carlos Oviedo facing 2-3-4
Juan Carlos Oviedo replaces Yasuhiko Yabuta pitching
b8 11-8 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS D. Pedroia J. Oviedo -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 11-8 1 --- 5,(0-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz J. Oviedo -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b8 11-8 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS M. Ramirez J. Oviedo -0% 96% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 11.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 8-11, Red Sox' Jonathan Papelbon facing 8-9-1
Jonathan Papelbon replaces David Aardsma pitching
Jacoby Ellsbury moves from CF to LF
Coco Crisp replaces Manny Ramirez (LF) playing CF batting 4th
t9 8-11 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Papelbon 2% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t9 8-11 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Gathright J. Papelbon 1% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 8-11 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. DeJesus J. Papelbon -1% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
Billy Butler pinch hits for Esteban German (2B) batting 2nd
t9 8-11 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Butler J. Papelbon -3% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); DeJesus to 3B
t9 8-11 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Gordon J. Papelbon -1% 95% Defensive Indifference; Butler to 2B
t9 8-11 2 -23 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Papelbon 5% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 11.

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