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Sunday, August 26, 2012, 1:38PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 37,188, Time of Game: 3:36
Royals
6
56-70
 Lost 1 
3rd, 15 GB
at Red Sox
8
61-67
 Won 1 
4th, 13½ GB
W: Pedro Beato (1-0)
L: Will Smith (4-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   4  0  0   0  2  0    6 11  2
Red Sox         1  1  0   0  2  1   2  1  X    8 14  2

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lorenzo Cain CF 4 1 1 3 1 1 5 .248 .294 .385 .679 26 14 0.147 2.04 0.336 -0.189 1.8 3 0 HR
Alcides Escobar SS 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .304 .345 .408 .753 23 14 0.044 0.95 0.115 -0.071 0.8 1 1 SB
Alex Gordon LF 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .293 .367 .439 .806 23 16 -0.090 1.22 0.086 -0.176 -1.0 2 0 SB,CS
Billy Butler DH 5 1 1 0 0 4 5 .304 .370 .506 .876 27 21 -0.111 1.35 0.042 -0.153 -1.0
Salvador Perez C 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .295 .319 .494 .813 15 11 0.037 1.11 0.115 -0.078 0.3 6 0
Jeff Francoeur RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .235 .285 .363 .647 20 13 0.048 1.36 0.113 -0.064 0.2 1 0
Johnny Giavotella 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .211 .242 .242 .485 18 12 -0.149 1.80 0.015 -0.164 -1.2 1 4
Eric Hosmer 1B 3 1 1 1 0 1 4 .241 .311 .374 .685 13 11 -0.097 1.67 0.024 -0.121 -0.3 10 0 SF
Tony Abreu 3B 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .333 .333 .417 .750 14 10 0.208 1.56 0.250 -0.042 1.9 0 3
Will Smith P 0 0
   Tim Collins P 0 0
   Aaron Crow P 0 1
   Jeremy Jeffress P 0 0
   Francisley Bueno P 0 0
   Louis Coleman P 0 0
Team Totals 37 6 11 6 3 12 41 .297 .341 .378 .720 179 122 0.037 1.41 1.096 -1.058 1.4 24 9
HR: L Cain (5, off F Doubront, 4th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: E Hosmer (2, off C Breslow).
TB: L Cain 4; S Perez 2; A Gordon 2; T Abreu 2; E Hosmer; B Butler; J Giavotella; A Escobar.
RBI: L Cain 3 (24); T Abreu 2 (4); E Hosmer (51).
2-out RBI: L Cain 3; T Abreu 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Escobar-J Giavotella-E Hosmer.
E: A Escobar 2 (17).
Baserunning
SB: A Gordon (8, 2nd base off F Doubront/R Lavarnway); A Escobar (26, 2nd base off F Doubront/R Lavarnway).
CS: A Gordon (5, 2nd base by P Beato/R Lavarnway).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pedro Ciriaco 3B 5 2 3 2 0 1 5 .360 .374 .500 .874 19 16 0.100 1.41 0.210 -0.110 1.2 1 3 HR
Jacoby Ellsbury CF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .269 .316 .365 .682 14 11 0.134 1.43 0.220 -0.085 -0.3 3 0 SB
Dustin Pedroia 2B 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .282 .338 .442 .780 19 11 0.061 1.17 0.154 -0.093 0.9 2 1 HR,2B
Cody Ross RF 4 1 2 1 1 2 5 .278 .342 .520 .862 26 14 0.099 0.99 0.117 -0.018 0.9 2 0
James Loney 1B 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .254 .300 .342 .642 17 10 0.019 1.18 0.141 -0.123 -0.7 6 1 GDP
Ryan Lavarnway C 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .180 .241 .220 .461 15 12 -0.070 1.06 0.041 -0.110 -0.5 12 1
Mauro Gomez DH 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 .304 .360 .457 .817 14 5 0.069 1.08 0.089 -0.020 0.9
Mike Aviles SS 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .256 .287 .404 .691 14 9 0.104 1.39 0.176 -0.073 0.9 1 1 2B
Scott Podsednik LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .370 .395 .444 .839 9 7 0.021 1.71 0.125 -0.104 0.7 0 0
Felix Doubront P 0 0
   Pedro Beato P 0 0
   Craig Breslow P 0 0
   Mark Melancon P 0 0
Team Totals 39 8 14 7 3 6 42 .359 .405 .564 .969 147 95 0.537 1.27 1.273 -0.736 3.9 27 7
2B: D Pedroia (30, off W Smith); M Aviles (27, off W Smith).
HR: P Ciriaco (2, off W Smith, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); D Pedroia (12, off L Coleman, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: D Pedroia 6; P Ciriaco 6; M Aviles 3; J Ellsbury 2; C Ross 2; J Loney; S Podsednik; R Lavarnway.
GIDP: J Loney (17).
RBI: P Ciriaco 2 (16); C Ross (64); D Pedroia (53); M Aviles (58); J Loney (34); J Ellsbury (15).
2-out RBI: J Loney; J Ellsbury; P Ciriaco.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 6 for 16.
Fielding
E: R Lavarnway (1); P Ciriaco (3).
Baserunning
SB: J Ellsbury (9, 3rd base off W Smith/S Perez).

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
Will Smith, L (4-6) 5 9 5 4 2 1 1 5.55 26 90 58 39 1 18 12 11 4 0 30 -0.348 1.23 -2.4
Tim Collins 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.06 3 8 7 4 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 -0.040 2.56 0.0
Aaron Crow 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.44 1 4 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.048 1.73 0.5
Jeremy Jeffress 0.2 3 2 0 1 1 0 0.00 7 28 16 10 5 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 -0.157 1.45 -2.3
Francisley Bueno 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.16 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0.017 0.67 0.8
Louis Coleman 1 1 1 1 0 3 1 3.95 4 16 10 1 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 -0.058 0.28 -0.5
Team Totals 8 14 8 5 3 6 2 5.62 42 147 95 56 13 26 16 17 6 0 30 7 1 -0.538 1.27 -3.9
W Smith faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.

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
Felix Doubront 5 6 4 4 2 7 1 4.79 24 98 67 33 12 22 7 8 4 0 44 -0.224 1.05 -1.4
Pedro Beato, W (1-0) 2 3 2 2 1 2 0 9.95 9 41 27 17 3 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 -0.058 1.38 -0.8
Craig Breslow, H (6) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.50 4 24 15 8 4 3 1 1 0 0 3 2 0.169 3.79 0.4
Mark Melancon, S (1) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.82 4 18 13 8 1 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0.076 1.44 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 6 6 3 12 1 6.00 41 181 122 66 20 36 14 12 6 0 44 3 2 -0.037 1.41 -1.4
P Beato faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Cory Blaser, 1B - Dan Bellino, 2B - Mike Estabrook, 3B - Jerry Layne.
Time of Game: 3:36.
Attendance: 37,188.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 76° F, Wind 9mph in from Rightfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-2 2 -23 2,(1-0)  RRR KCR L. Cain F. Doubront -31% 30% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Hosmer Scores; Abreu Scores
b6 4-4 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R BOS J. Ellsbury T. Collins 18% 74% Single to 1B (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Gomez Scores/unER; Aviles to 3B
b5 3-4 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R BOS J. Loney W. Smith 14% 56% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Ellsbury Scores; Ross to 2B
t4 0-2 2 12- 3,(0-2)  R KCR T. Abreu F. Doubront -13% 61% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Giavotella Scores; Hosmer to 3B; Abreu to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b5 2-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R BOS P. Ciriaco W. Smith 12% 38% 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' Felix Doubront facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR L. Cain F. Doubront 2% 52% Flyball: CF (Short CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR A. Escobar F. Doubront -2% 50% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon F. Doubront 3% 53% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 2B)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  KCR B. Butler F. Doubront -1% 52% Gordon Steals 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O KCR B. Butler F. Doubront 3% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Will Smith facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS P. Ciriaco W. Smith 3% 58% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Deep 2B-1B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury W. Smith -3% 55% Lineout: CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  BOS D. Pedroia W. Smith 8% 63% Double to 2B (Pop Fly to Deep 1B); Ciriaco to 3B
b1 0-0 1 -23 1,(0-0)  R BOS C. Ross W. Smith 7% 70% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Ciriaco Scores; Pedroia to 3B
b1 1-0 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  OO BOS J. Loney W. Smith -10% 60% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Felix Doubront facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR S. Perez F. Doubront -4% 56% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t2 0-1 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Francoeur F. Doubront 4% 60% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Giavotella F. Doubront 3% 63% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 0-1 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O KCR E. Hosmer F. Doubront 2% 66% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Will Smith facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS R. Lavarnway W. Smith -2% 64% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
b2 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS M. Gomez W. Smith 2% 66% Walk
b2 1-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  R BOS M. Aviles W. Smith 10% 76% Double to LF (Fly Ball); Gomez Scores
b2 2-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  BOS S. Podsednik W. Smith 3% 79% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Aviles to 3B
b2 2-0 1 1-3 4,(0-2)  O BOS P. Ciriaco W. Smith -5% 75% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
b2 2-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury W. Smith -4% 71% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Felix Doubront facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR T. Abreu F. Doubront 3% 74% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 0-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR L. Cain F. Doubront -3% 71% Walk
t3 0-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR A. Escobar F. Doubront -7% 64% Reached on E5 (throw to 2B)/attempted forceout (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Cain to 3B; Escobar to 1B
t3 0-2 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon F. Doubront 7% 71% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t3 0-2 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler F. Doubront 5% 76% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Will Smith facing 3-4-5
b3 2-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia W. Smith -2% 75% Lineout: CF (Short CF)
b3 2-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O BOS C. Ross W. Smith -1% 74% Strikeout Looking
b3 2-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Loney W. Smith -1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Felix Doubront facing 5-6-7
t4 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR S. Perez F. Doubront 3% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 0-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Francoeur F. Doubront 2% 77% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Giavotella F. Doubront -1% 76% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t4 0-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR E. Hosmer F. Doubront -2% 74% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Giavotella to 2B
t4 0-2 2 12- 3,(0-2)  R KCR T. Abreu F. Doubront -13% 61% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Giavotella Scores; Hosmer to 3B; Abreu to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t4 1-2 2 -23 2,(1-0)  RRR KCR L. Cain F. Doubront -31% 30% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Hosmer Scores; Abreu Scores
t4 4-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Escobar F. Doubront -1% 29% Walk
t4 4-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR A. Gordon F. Doubront -1% 28% Escobar Steals 2B; Escobar to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t4 4-2 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon F. Doubront 3% 31% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Will Smith facing 6-7-8
b4 2-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS R. Lavarnway W. Smith -3% 28% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS M. Gomez W. Smith -2% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 2-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS M. Aviles W. Smith -1% 25% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Red Sox' Felix Doubront facing 4-5-6
t5 4-2 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler F. Doubront 2% 27% Strikeout Swinging
t5 4-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR S. Perez F. Doubront 1% 28% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t5 4-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Francoeur F. Doubront 1% 29% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Will Smith facing 9-1-2
b5 2-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS S. Podsednik W. Smith -3% 26% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b5 2-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R BOS P. Ciriaco W. Smith 12% 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b5 3-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  BOS J. Ellsbury W. Smith 4% 42% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b5 3-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS D. Pedroia W. Smith -3% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B; Ellsbury to 2B
b5 3-4 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  BOS C. Ross W. Smith 1% 40% Ellsbury Steals 3B
b5 3-4 2 --3 7,(3-2)  BOS C. Ross W. Smith 2% 42% Walk
b5 3-4 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R BOS J. Loney W. Smith 14% 56% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Ellsbury Scores; Ross to 2B
b5 4-4 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O BOS R. Lavarnway W. Smith -6% 50% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Red Sox' Pedro Beato facing 7-8-9
Pedro Beato replaces Felix Doubront pitching
t6 4-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Giavotella P. Beato 3% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t6 4-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR E. Hosmer P. Beato 2% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t6 4-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Abreu P. Beato 2% 58% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Will Smith facing 7-8-9
b6 4-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS M. Gomez W. Smith 5% 63% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b6 4-4 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  BOS M. Aviles W. Smith 7% 70% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Gomez to 2B
Tim Collins replaces Will Smith pitching
b6 4-4 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O BOS S. Podsednik T. Collins -7% 63% Flyball: LF
b6 4-4 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O BOS P. Ciriaco T. Collins -6% 56% Strikeout Looking
b6 4-4 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R BOS J. Ellsbury T. Collins 18% 74% Single to 1B (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Gomez Scores/unER; Aviles to 3B
Aaron Crow replaces Tim Collins pitching
b6 5-4 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia A. Crow -5% 69% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Red Sox' Pedro Beato facing 1-2-3
t7 4-5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR L. Cain P. Beato 4% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t7 4-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Escobar P. Beato 3% 77% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR A. Gordon P. Beato -2% 74% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t7 4-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Butler P. Beato 5% 79% Gordon Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Jeremy Jeffress facing 4-5-6
Jeremy Jeffress replaces Aaron Crow pitching
b7 5-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS C. Ross J. Jeffress 3% 82% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
b7 5-4 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Loney J. Jeffress -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Ross to 2B
b7 5-4 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  BOS R. Lavarnway J. Jeffress 4% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Ross to 3B
b7 5-4 1 1-3 4,(3-0)  BOS M. Gomez J. Jeffress 2% 86% Walk; Lavarnway to 2B
b7 5-4 1 123 5,(2-2)  O BOS M. Aviles J. Jeffress -6% 80% Strikeout Swinging
b7 5-4 2 123 1,(0-0)  R BOS S. Podsednik J. Jeffress 9% 89% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Ross Scores/unER; Lavarnway to 3B; Gomez to 2B
b7 6-4 2 123 8,(3-2)  R BOS P. Ciriaco J. Jeffress 5% 95% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Lavarnway Scores/unER; Gomez to 3B; Podsednik to 2B
Francisley Bueno replaces Jeremy Jeffress pitching
b7 7-4 2 123 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Ellsbury F. Bueno -2% 93% Popfly: 1B (Weak SS-2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-7, Red Sox' Pedro Beato facing 4-5-6
t8 4-7 0 --- 7,(2-2)  KCR B. Butler P. Beato -4% 89% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t8 4-7 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR S. Perez P. Beato -8% 81% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Butler to 2B
t8 4-7 0 12- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Francoeur P. Beato -11% 70% Walk; Butler to 3B; Perez to 2B
Craig Breslow replaces Pedro Beato pitching
t8 4-7 0 123 7,(2-2)  O KCR J. Giavotella C. Breslow 10% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-7 1 123 6,(2-2)  RO KCR E. Hosmer C. Breslow 7% 87% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Short CF-RF); Butler Scores
t8 5-7 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R KCR T. Abreu C. Breslow -12% 74% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Perez Scores; Francoeur to 3B
t8 6-7 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  O KCR L. Cain C. Breslow 12% 87% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-6, Royals' Louis Coleman facing 3-4-5
Louis Coleman replaces Francisley Bueno pitching
b8 7-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R BOS D. Pedroia L. Coleman 7% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b8 8-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS C. Ross L. Coleman -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b8 8-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Loney L. Coleman -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b8 8-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS R. Lavarnway L. Coleman -0% 92% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 8.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-8, Red Sox' Mark Melancon facing 2-3-4
Mark Melancon replaces Craig Breslow pitching
t9 6-8 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR A. Escobar M. Melancon 4% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 6-8 1 --- 6,(2-2)  KCR A. Gordon M. Melancon -5% 91% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t9 6-8 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler M. Melancon 5% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 6-8 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR S. Perez M. Melancon -0% 96% Defensive Indifference; Gordon to 2B
t9 6-8 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR S. Perez M. Melancon 4% 100% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 8.

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