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Thursday, July 9, 2009, 7:12PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 38,189, Time of Game: 3:32
Royals
8
37-48
 Won 1 
4th, 9½ GB
at Red Sox
6
51-34
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Luke Hochevar (5-3)
S: Joakim Soria (14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   3  0  4   0  1  0    8 13  1
Red Sox         3  0  1   0  1  0   0  1  0    6 10  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David DeJesus CF 4 1 1 2 1 1 5 .255 .309 .414 .723 24 15 0.203 0.92 0.286 -0.083 1.1 6 0 HR
Willie Bloomquist SS 5 0 3 1 0 0 5 .285 .335 .393 .727 22 15 0.098 0.78 0.141 -0.043 1.4 1 2 3B,SB
   Tony Pena SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .089 .128 .111 .239 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Billy Butler 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .291 .341 .453 .794 22 17 -0.084 0.96 0.025 -0.110 -1.0 7 1
Jose Guillen LF 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .245 .318 .372 .689 17 14 -0.056 0.78 0.030 -0.086 -0.8 1 0
Mark Teahen 3B 5 2 3 0 0 2 5 .289 .348 .445 .793 27 20 0.227 1.11 0.256 -0.029 2.5 1 1 2B,SB
Mike Jacobs DH 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .218 .294 .401 .695 21 15 -0.164 1.11 0.000 -0.164 -1.9
Miguel Olivo C 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .249 .272 .488 .761 14 10 -0.033 1.17 0.059 -0.092 -0.2 8 0 SB
Alberto Callaspo 2B 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .303 .354 .466 .820 18 15 0.155 1.06 0.193 -0.038 1.2 0 3 2·2B
Ryan Freel RF 3 2 1 1 1 0 4 .176 .311 .176 .488 19 11 0.093 1.09 0.152 -0.060 0.6 2 0
Luke Hochevar P 1 1
   John Bale P 0 0
   Juan Cruz P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 1
Team Totals 40 8 13 7 2 8 42 .325 .357 .525 .882 184 132 0.439 0.99 1.142 -0.705 2.9 27 9
2B: A Callaspo 2 (23, 1 off B Penny, 1 off M Delcarmen); M Teahen (18, off M Delcarmen).
3B: W Bloomquist (7, off R Ramirez).
HR: D DeJesus (7, off J Masterson, 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: W Bloomquist 5; M Teahen 4; D DeJesus 4; A Callaspo 4; B Butler; J Guillen; R Freel; M Olivo.
RBI: D DeJesus 2 (41); A Callaspo 2 (35); W Bloomquist (19); R Freel (3); M Olivo (35).
2-out RBI: D DeJesus 2; R Freel; A Callaspo; W Bloomquist.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Callaspo-W Bloomquist-B Butler.
PB: M Olivo (8).
E: A Callaspo (11).
Baserunning
SB: W Bloomquist (16, 2nd base off B Penny/J Varitek); M Teahen (4, 2nd base off B Penny/J Varitek); M Olivo (3, 2nd base off B Penny/J Varitek).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
J.D. Drew RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .255 .376 .482 .858 17 12 -0.149 1.11 0.000 -0.149 -1.3 5 0
Dustin Pedroia 2B 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .300 .377 .417 .794 20 13 0.134 0.87 0.182 -0.048 1.2 1 1 HR,2B
Kevin Youkilis 3B 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .291 .412 .547 .960 19 15 0.016 0.89 0.099 -0.084 0.6 1 4 2B
David Ortiz DH 3 1 1 2 1 1 4 .224 .318 .413 .731 23 12 0.164 0.79 0.192 -0.028 1.6 HR
Jason Bay LF 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .264 .377 .535 .912 22 14 0.098 1.14 0.146 -0.048 1.1 1 0
Jacoby Ellsbury CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .299 .349 .404 .754 14 11 -0.127 1.22 0.000 -0.127 -1.2 3 0
Jason Varitek C 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .244 .346 .480 .826 15 6 0.137 1.21 0.150 -0.013 0.9 6 0
   George Kottaras PR-C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .273 .372 .645 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Mark Kotsay 1B 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .274 .292 .355 .647 16 14 -0.194 1.89 0.000 -0.194 -1.4 8 0 SF,GDP
Nick Green SS 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .262 .321 .406 .727 11 10 -0.140 1.31 0.025 -0.165 -0.7 0 0 2B,CS
Brad Penny P 0 1
   Manny Delcarmen P 0 0
   Justin Masterson P 0 1
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
   Daniel Bard P 0 0
Team Totals 35 6 10 6 3 8 39 .286 .333 .543 .876 157 107 -0.061 1.14 0.794 -0.856 0.9 27 7
2B: D Pedroia (27, off L Hochevar); N Green (17, off L Hochevar); K Youkilis (21, off L Hochevar).
HR: D Ortiz (11, off L Hochevar, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF); D Pedroia (4, off L Hochevar, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: M Kotsay (1, off J Cruz).
TB: D Pedroia 7; D Ortiz 4; N Green 3; K Youkilis 3; J Varitek; J Bay.
GIDP: M Kotsay (1).
RBI: D Ortiz 2 (44); K Youkilis (48); M Kotsay (5); J Bay (72); D Pedroia (38).
2-out RBI: J Bay.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
E: J Varitek (2).
Baserunning
CS: N Green (4, 2nd base by L Hochevar POCS).

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
Luke Hochevar, W (5-3) 6 9 5 5 1 5 2 5.34 26 101 68 42 8 18 6 14 3 0 38 -0.151 0.69 -1.6
John Bale, H (7) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.79 3 10 8 4 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.048 1.13 0.3
Juan Cruz, H (6) 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 4.19 6 33 21 14 2 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 -0.041 2.47 -0.7
Joakim Soria, S (14) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.57 4 16 12 6 1 5 1 2 1 0 2 0 0.205 1.86 1.1
Team Totals 9 10 6 5 3 8 2 5.00 39 160 109 66 12 31 10 18 5 0 38 3 0 0.061 1.14 -0.9

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
Brad Penny 5 6 3 3 1 1 0 4.71 22 97 68 48 5 15 6 14 5 0 43 0.034 1.05 -0.2
Manny Delcarmen, H (5) 0.2 2 2 2 0 0 0 2.43 4 16 11 8 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 -0.086 1.53 -0.8
Justin Masterson, BS (1), L (3-3) 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 1 4.31 3 14 10 5 1 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 -0.401 1.15 -2.6
Ramon Ramirez 1.2 3 1 1 1 4 0 2.33 9 40 29 22 4 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 -0.024 0.83 -0.3
Daniel Bard 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.78 4 17 14 6 4 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.038 0.34 1.0
Team Totals 9 13 8 8 2 8 1 8.00 42 184 132 89 16 27 12 20 6 0 43 2 1 -0.439 0.99 -2.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: L Hochevar (2; N Green, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Miller, 1B - Derryl Cousins, 2B - Todd Tichenor, 3B - Jim Joyce.
Time of Game: 3:32.
Attendance: 38,189.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 63° F, Wind 7mph in from Rightfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Boston Red Sox
1 David DeJesus CF 1 J.D. Drew RF
2 Willie Bloomquist SS 2 Dustin Pedroia 2B
3 Billy Butler 1B 3 Kevin Youkilis 3B
4 Jose Guillen LF 4 David Ortiz DH
5 Mark Teahen 3B 5 Jason Bay LF
6 Mike Jacobs DH 6 Jacoby Ellsbury CF
7 Miguel Olivo C 7 Jason Varitek C
8 Alberto Callaspo 2B 8 Mark Kotsay 1B
9 Ryan Freel RF 9 Nick Green SS
Luke Hochevar P Brad Penny P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 5-5 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR KCR D. DeJesus J. Masterson 27% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Freel Scores
b1 1-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  RR BOS D. Ortiz L. Hochevar -14% 22% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Youkilis Scores
t6 4-5 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  R KCR R. Freel J. Masterson 14% 46% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Callaspo Scores
t6 3-5 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR A. Callaspo M. Delcarmen 11% 32% Double to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Teahen Scores
b5 4-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R BOS D. Pedroia L. Hochevar -11% 21% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)

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' Brad Penny facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus B. Penny -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist B. Penny 2% 50% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR B. Butler B. Penny 1% 52% Bloomquist Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler B. Penny -3% 49% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Bloomquist to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Guillen B. Penny -4% 45% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Drew L. Hochevar 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  BOS D. Pedroia L. Hochevar -4% 43% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  R BOS K. Youkilis L. Hochevar -8% 36% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Pedroia Scores
b1 1-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  RR BOS D. Ortiz L. Hochevar -14% 22% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Youkilis Scores
b1 3-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS J. Bay L. Hochevar 1% 23% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 3-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Ellsbury L. Hochevar 1% 24% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Brad Penny facing 5-6-7
t2 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen B. Penny -2% 21% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs B. Penny -2% 20% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Olivo B. Penny -1% 19% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 7-8-9
b2 3-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Varitek L. Hochevar 1% 20% Strikeout Swinging
b2 3-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS M. Kotsay L. Hochevar 1% 21% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS N. Green L. Hochevar -1% 20% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b2 3-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Drew L. Hochevar 2% 22% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Brad Penny facing 8-9-1
t3 0-3 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo B. Penny -2% 20% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t3 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR R. Freel B. Penny -2% 18% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t3 0-3 2 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus B. Penny 1% 19% Walk
t3 0-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR W. Bloomquist B. Penny 2% 21% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); DeJesus to 2B
t3 0-3 2 12- 8,(3-2)  O KCR B. Butler B. Penny -4% 17% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 2-3-4
b3 3-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia L. Hochevar 1% 18% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b3 3-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS K. Youkilis L. Hochevar -2% 16% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b3 3-0 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz L. Hochevar 2% 18% Strikeout Looking
b3 3-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R BOS J. Bay L. Hochevar -5% 13% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Youkilis Scores
b3 4-0 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury L. Hochevar 1% 14% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Brad Penny facing 4-5-6
t4 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Guillen B. Penny 3% 17% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t4 0-4 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  KCR M. Teahen B. Penny 7% 24% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Guillen to 3B
t4 0-4 0 1-3 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Jacobs B. Penny -5% 18% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t4 0-4 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Olivo B. Penny 2% 20% Teahen Steals 2B
t4 0-4 1 -23 7,(3-2)  R KCR M. Olivo B. Penny 6% 26% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Guillen Scores; Teahen to 3B
t4 1-4 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R KCR A. Callaspo B. Penny 6% 33% Olivo Steals 2B; Teahen Scores/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B); Olivo to 3B
t4 2-4 1 --3 5,(1-2)  R KCR A. Callaspo B. Penny 8% 40% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Olivo Scores
t4 3-4 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR R. Freel B. Penny -4% 36% Lineout: RF
t4 3-4 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. DeJesus B. Penny -4% 32% Lineout: LF
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 7-8-9
b4 4-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Varitek L. Hochevar -3% 29% Walk
b4 4-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO BOS M. Kotsay L. Hochevar 7% 36% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b4 4-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS N. Green L. Hochevar -1% 35% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b4 4-3 2 1-- 3,(1-2)  O BOS J. Drew L. Hochevar 2% 37% Green Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS-P)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Red Sox' Brad Penny facing 2-3-4
t5 3-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR W. Bloomquist B. Penny -3% 34% Flyball: RF
t5 3-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler B. Penny -2% 31% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t5 3-4 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen B. Penny -2% 30% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 1-2-3
b5 4-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Drew L. Hochevar 2% 32% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 4-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R BOS D. Pedroia L. Hochevar -11% 21% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b5 5-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis L. Hochevar 1% 23% Flyball: RF
b5 5-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz L. Hochevar 1% 23% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Red Sox' Manny Delcarmen facing 5-6-7
Manny Delcarmen replaces Brad Penny pitching
t6 3-5 0 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR M. Teahen M. Delcarmen 8% 31% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t6 3-5 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Jacobs M. Delcarmen -6% 25% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 3-5 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Olivo M. Delcarmen -5% 21% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t6 3-5 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR A. Callaspo M. Delcarmen 11% 32% Double to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Teahen Scores
Justin Masterson replaces Manny Delcarmen pitching
t6 4-5 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  R KCR R. Freel J. Masterson 14% 46% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Callaspo Scores
t6 5-5 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR KCR D. DeJesus J. Masterson 27% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Freel Scores
t6 7-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist J. Masterson -1% 72% Groundout: P-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 5-7, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 5-6-7
b6 5-7 0 --- 7,(1-2)  O BOS J. Bay L. Hochevar 4% 76% Strikeout Swinging
b6 5-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury L. Hochevar 3% 79% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b6 5-7 2 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Varitek L. Hochevar -2% 76% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b6 5-7 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Kotsay L. Hochevar 4% 80% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-5, Red Sox' Ramon Ramirez facing 3-4-5
Ramon Ramirez replaces Justin Masterson pitching
t7 7-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Butler R. Ramirez 3% 83% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
t7 7-5 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen R. Ramirez -2% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t7 7-5 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Teahen R. Ramirez 2% 83% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Butler to 2B
t7 7-5 1 12- 5,(0-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs R. Ramirez -3% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t7 7-5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Olivo R. Ramirez -3% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 7, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 5-7, Royals' John Bale facing 9-1-2
John Bale replaces Luke Hochevar pitching
b7 5-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS N. Green J. Bale 4% 80% Strikeout Swinging
b7 5-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Drew J. Bale 3% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 5-7 2 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS D. Pedroia J. Bale -2% 81% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
Juan Cruz replaces John Bale pitching
b7 5-7 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS K. Youkilis J. Cruz -1% 80% Passed Ball; Pedroia to 2B
b7 5-7 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis J. Cruz 5% 85% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-5, Red Sox' Ramon Ramirez facing 8-9-1
t8 7-5 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo R. Ramirez -2% 84% Strikeout Looking
t8 7-5 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR R. Freel R. Ramirez 2% 85% Walk
t8 7-5 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus R. Ramirez -2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t8 7-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  R KCR W. Bloomquist R. Ramirez 8% 92% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Freel Scores
Daniel Bard replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching
t8 8-5 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler D. Bard -2% 90% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 5-8, Royals' Juan Cruz facing 4-5-6
b8 5-8 0 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS D. Ortiz J. Cruz -5% 85% Walk
b8 5-8 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  BOS J. Bay J. Cruz -9% 76% Walk; Ortiz to 2B
b8 5-8 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury J. Cruz 8% 84% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (Weak 3B); Bay to 2B
b8 5-8 1 12- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Varitek J. Cruz -10% 74% Reached on E4 (throw)/attempted forceout (Ground Ball); Bay to 3B; Ellsbury to 2B
George Kottaras pinch runs for Jason Varitek (C) batting 7th
b8 5-8 1 123 9,(1-2)  RO BOS M. Kotsay J. Cruz 7% 82% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Bay Scores/unER; Ellsbury to 3B
Joakim Soria replaces Juan Cruz pitching
b8 6-8 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O BOS N. Green J. Soria 10% 92% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-6, Red Sox' Daniel Bard facing 4-5-6
George Kottaras moves from PR to C
t9 8-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Guillen D. Bard -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t9 8-6 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen D. Bard -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t9 8-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs D. Bard -1% 89% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 6-8, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 1-2-3
Tony Pena replaces Willie Bloomquist playing SS batting 2nd
b9 6-8 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS J. Drew J. Soria 5% 95% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
b9 6-8 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia J. Soria 3% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b9 6-8 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS K. Youkilis J. Soria 2% 100% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 6.

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