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Monday, August 4, 2008, 7:11PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 24,378, Time of Game: 2:59
Red Sox
3
64-49
 Lost 1 
2nd, 3 GB
at Royals
4
53-60
 Won 3 
4th, 9½ GB
W: Gil Meche (10-9)
L: Clay Buchholz (2-7)
S: Joakim Soria (32)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    3  9  0
Royals          0  1  3   0  0  0   0  0  X    4  8  0

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 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 .283 .403 .538 .941 21 11 -0.113 1.38 0.035 -0.148 -0.7 1 0
Dustin Pedroia 2B 4 1 3 0 1 0 5 .317 .362 .453 .815 19 9 0.221 1.23 0.245 -0.023 2.0 1 3 2B
   Jacoby Ellsbury PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .323 .352 .675 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
David Ortiz DH 5 0 0 1 0 1 5 .254 .354 .472 .826 20 12 -0.131 1.75 0.002 -0.133 -1.2
Kevin Youkilis 3B 3 0 1 1 2 1 5 .316 .383 .560 .943 17 7 0.052 1.73 0.118 -0.066 0.6 1 0 2B,IW
Jason Bay LF 5 0 1 1 0 2 5 .284 .378 .523 .901 16 13 -0.042 2.10 0.087 -0.129 -0.2 0 0
Sean Casey 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .355 .413 .447 .860 17 13 -0.297 2.57 0.022 -0.319 -1.5 12 0
Jed Lowrie SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .293 .349 .413 .762 16 11 -0.016 0.88 0.042 -0.058 -0.3 1 7
Jason Varitek C 2 0 1 0 2 1 4 .220 .311 .357 .668 25 14 -0.027 1.06 0.051 -0.079 0.0 5 2
Coco Crisp CF 4 1 1 0 0 3 4 .250 .304 .391 .695 19 13 -0.003 1.11 0.076 -0.079 -0.4 3 0
Clay Buchholz P 0 0
   Justin Masterson P 0 0
   Javier Lopez P 0 1
Team Totals 36 3 9 3 6 12 42 .250 .357 .306 .663 170 103 -0.356 1.57 0.678 -1.034 -1.7 24 13
2B: D Pedroia (34, off G Meche); K Youkilis (28, off G Meche).
IBB: K Youkilis (5, by J Soria).
TB: D Pedroia 4; K Youkilis 2; J Bay; J Lowrie; C Crisp; J Varitek; S Casey.
RBI: D Ortiz (48); J Bay (68); K Youkilis (76).
2-out RBI: J Bay.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Pedroia-J Lowrie-S Casey.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Aviles SS-2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .338 .363 .545 .908 14 10 0.035 1.05 0.088 -0.053 0.0 0 0
Esteban German 2B-LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .244 .299 .333 .632 9 7 0.004 0.82 0.043 -0.039 -0.2 0 5
Mark Teahen RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .245 .314 .382 .696 15 11 0.067 0.85 0.099 -0.032 0.4 2 0
Jose Guillen DH 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .264 .295 .462 .757 10 5 0.062 0.91 0.085 -0.023 1.0 2·2B
Billy Butler 1B 3 0 0 1 0 2 4 .268 .327 .390 .717 14 10 -0.063 1.25 0.007 -0.071 -1.1 8 0 SF
   Tony Pena SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .148 .169 .196 .365 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Alex Gordon 3B 2 1 1 1 2 0 4 .254 .347 .414 .761 15 5 0.123 0.84 0.130 -0.007 1.3 0 0 HR,IW
John Buck C 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .244 .322 .402 .725 13 8 0.011 1.17 0.090 -0.080 -0.3 12 0 HBP,GDP
Ross Gload LF-1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .271 .317 .341 .658 13 8 -0.079 0.77 0.000 -0.079 -1.3 1 1
Mitch Maier CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .310 .333 .310 .644 12 8 -0.014 0.69 0.024 -0.038 -0.0 3 0
Gil Meche P 0 0
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 1 0
Team Totals 30 4 8 4 3 6 35 .267 .343 .433 .776 115 72 0.146 0.94 0.566 -0.422 -0.2 27 6
2B: J Guillen 2 (31, 1 off J Masterson, 1 off C Buchholz).
HR: A Gordon (13, off C Buchholz, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
SF: B Butler (2, off C Buchholz).
IBB: A Gordon (5, by C Buchholz).
HBP: J Buck (5, by C Buchholz).
TB: J Guillen 4; A Gordon 4; M Teahen 2; M Maier; M Aviles; E German.
GIDP: J Buck (9).
RBI: A Gordon (49); J Buck (39); B Butler (39); M Teahen (35).
2-out RBI: J Buck.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 6.

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
Clay Buchholz, L (2-7) 6 7 4 4 3 4 1 5.94 28 93 57 27 10 20 13 7 3 0 43 -0.185 1.09 -0.9
Justin Masterson 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.61 4 15 11 4 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.025 0.40 0.5
Javier Lopez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.51 3 7 4 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.015 0.19 0.5
Team Totals 8 8 4 4 3 6 1 4.50 35 115 72 35 11 26 16 9 3 0 43 0 0 -0.145 0.94 0.2

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
Gil Meche, W (10-9) 6 4 2 2 5 9 0 4.17 27 109 66 30 14 22 7 6 0 0 60 0.128 1.00 1.1
Ramon Ramirez, H (15) 1.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.89 7 21 14 10 1 3 2 4 2 0 0 0 0.071 1.01 0.5
Ron Mahay, H (19) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.20 1 9 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.079 2.80 0.5
Joakim Soria, S (32) 1 3 1 1 1 1 0 1.57 7 31 17 7 3 7 2 3 1 0 0 0 0.077 4.18 -0.5
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 6 12 0 3.00 42 170 103 51 19 33 11 13 3 0 60 2 0 0.355 1.57 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: C Buchholz (2).
HBP: C Buchholz (1; J Buck).
IBB: J Soria (1; K Youkilis); C Buchholz (1; A Gordon).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Doug Eddings, 1B - Ted Barrett, 2B - Dana DeMuth, 3B - Lance Barksdale.
Time of Game: 2:59.
Attendance: 24,378.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 96° F, Wind 8mph from Right to Left, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 J.D. Drew RF 1 Mike Aviles SS
2 Dustin Pedroia 2B 2 Esteban German 2B
3 David Ortiz DH 3 Mark Teahen RF
4 Kevin Youkilis 3B 4 Jose Guillen DH
5 Jason Bay LF 5 Billy Butler 1B
6 Sean Casey 1B 6 Alex Gordon 3B
7 Jed Lowrie SS 7 John Buck C
8 Jason Varitek C 8 Ross Gload LF
9 Coco Crisp CF 9 Mitch Maier CF
Clay Buchholz P Gil Meche P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 3-4 2 123 3,(0-2)  O BOS S. Casey J. Soria 23% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b2 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R KCR A. Gordon C. Buchholz 10% 42% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  BOS D. Pedroia G. Meche -10% 37% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Drew to 3B
b3 3-2 2 123 2,(0-1)  R KCR J. Buck C. Buchholz 9% 78% Hit By Pitch; Teahen Scores; Guillen to 3B; Gordon to 2B
t9 2-4 2 123 3,(1-1)  R BOS J. Bay J. Soria -9% 77% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Crisp Scores; Ellsbury to 3B; Youkilis to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS J. Drew G. Meche -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  BOS D. Pedroia G. Meche -10% 37% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Drew to 3B
t1 0-0 0 -23 2,(1-0)  RO BOS D. Ortiz G. Meche -0% 36% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Drew Scores; Pedroia to 3B
t1 1-0 1 --3 4,(1-2)  R BOS K. Youkilis G. Meche -6% 30% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Pedroia Scores
t1 2-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Bay G. Meche 3% 33% Strikeout Looking
t1 2-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O BOS S. Casey G. Meche 3% 35% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Clay Buchholz facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Aviles C. Buchholz -2% 33% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b1 0-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR E. German C. Buchholz -2% 31% Bunt Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
b1 0-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Teahen C. Buchholz 1% 33% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b1 0-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Guillen C. Buchholz -2% 30% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Gil Meche facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie G. Meche 2% 32% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Varitek G. Meche -2% 30% Walk
t2 2-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS C. Crisp G. Meche 2% 32% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Drew G. Meche 2% 34% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Clay Buchholz facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler C. Buchholz -3% 32% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b2 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R KCR A. Gordon C. Buchholz 10% 42% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b2 1-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Buck C. Buchholz -2% 40% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 1-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR R. Gload C. Buchholz -1% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Gil Meche facing 2-3-4
t3 2-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS D. Pedroia G. Meche -3% 35% Walk
t3 2-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS D. Ortiz G. Meche 3% 39% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t3 2-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS K. Youkilis G. Meche 3% 42% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 2-1 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Bay G. Meche 2% 44% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Clay Buchholz facing 9-1-2
b3 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier C. Buchholz -3% 41% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Aviles C. Buchholz 3% 44% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 1-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR E. German C. Buchholz 4% 48% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Aviles to 2B
b3 1-2 1 12- 6,(1-2)  KCR M. Teahen C. Buchholz 6% 54% Wild Pitch; Aviles to 3B; German to 2B
b3 1-2 1 -23 7,(2-2)  R KCR M. Teahen C. Buchholz 9% 63% Single to LF (Line Drive); Aviles Scores; German to 3B
b3 2-2 1 1-3 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Guillen C. Buchholz 3% 66% Walk; Teahen to 2B
b3 2-2 1 123 1,(0-0)  RO KCR B. Butler C. Buchholz 1% 67% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); German Scores; Teahen to 3B
b3 3-2 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  KCR A. Gordon C. Buchholz 2% 69% Walk; Guillen to 2B
b3 3-2 2 123 2,(0-1)  R KCR J. Buck C. Buchholz 9% 78% Hit By Pitch; Teahen Scores; Guillen to 3B; Gordon to 2B
b3 4-2 2 123 5,(3-1)  O KCR R. Gload C. Buchholz -5% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Gil Meche facing 6-7-8
t4 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS S. Casey G. Meche 3% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie G. Meche 2% 77% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 2-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Varitek G. Meche -1% 76% Walk
t4 2-4 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O BOS C. Crisp G. Meche 3% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Red Sox' Clay Buchholz facing 9-1-2
b4 4-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Maier C. Buchholz 2% 81% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b4 4-2 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Aviles C. Buchholz -2% 79% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b4 4-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR E. German C. Buchholz -1% 77% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Maier to 2B
b4 4-2 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Buchholz -2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Gil Meche facing 1-2-3
t5 2-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Drew G. Meche 3% 78% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS D. Pedroia G. Meche -3% 75% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t5 2-4 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz G. Meche 4% 78% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-4 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  BOS K. Youkilis G. Meche -3% 76% Walk; Pedroia to 2B
t5 2-4 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Bay G. Meche 5% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Red Sox' Clay Buchholz facing 4-5-6
b5 4-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Guillen C. Buchholz 4% 85% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b5 4-2 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR B. Butler C. Buchholz -3% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b5 4-2 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Gordon C. Buchholz 1% 83% Intentional Walk
b5 4-2 1 12- 5,(3-1)  OO KCR J. Buck C. Buchholz -6% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Gil Meche facing 6-7-8
t6 2-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS S. Casey G. Meche 3% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-4 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie G. Meche 2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-4 2 --- 5,(0-2)  BOS J. Varitek G. Meche -2% 81% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t6 2-4 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O BOS C. Crisp G. Meche 3% 84% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Red Sox' Clay Buchholz facing 8-9-1
b6 4-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR R. Gload C. Buchholz -1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Maier C. Buchholz -1% 82% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b6 4-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Aviles C. Buchholz -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Ramon Ramirez facing 1-2-3
Ramon Ramirez replaces Gil Meche pitching
t7 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Drew R. Ramirez 3% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 2-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS D. Pedroia R. Ramirez 2% 87% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t7 2-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz R. Ramirez 1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Red Sox' Justin Masterson facing 2-3-4
Justin Masterson replaces Clay Buchholz pitching
b7 4-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR E. German J. Masterson -1% 88% Strikeout Looking
b7 4-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Masterson -1% 87% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Guillen J. Masterson 1% 88% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b7 4-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Masterson -2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Ramon Ramirez facing 4-5-6
Ross Gload moves from LF to 1B
Mike Aviles moves from SS to 2B
Tony Pena replaces Billy Butler (1B) playing SS batting 5th
Esteban German moves from 2B to LF
t8 2-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis R. Ramirez 4% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Bay R. Ramirez 3% 92% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t8 2-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS S. Casey R. Ramirez -2% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t8 2-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Lowrie R. Ramirez -4% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Casey to 3B
Ron Mahay replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching
t8 2-4 2 1-3 9,(3-2)  O BOS J. Varitek R. Mahay 8% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Red Sox' Javier Lopez facing 6-7-8
Javier Lopez replaces Justin Masterson pitching
b8 4-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Lopez -1% 93% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b8 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Buck J. Lopez -0% 93% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b8 4-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR R. Gload J. Lopez -0% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 9-1-2
Joakim Soria replaces Ron Mahay pitching
t9 2-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS C. Crisp J. Soria -8% 85% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t9 2-4 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Drew J. Soria 7% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  BOS D. Pedroia J. Soria -8% 83% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Crisp to 2B
t9 2-4 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz J. Soria 5% 88% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Crisp to 3B; Pedroia to 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury pinch runs for Dustin Pedroia (2B) batting 2nd
t9 2-4 2 -23 4,(3-0)  BOS K. Youkilis J. Soria -3% 85% Intentional Walk
t9 2-4 2 123 3,(1-1)  R BOS J. Bay J. Soria -9% 77% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Crisp Scores; Ellsbury to 3B; Youkilis to 2B
t9 3-4 2 123 3,(0-2)  O BOS S. Casey J. Soria 23% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 4.

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  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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