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Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 24,294, Time of Game: 2:47
Red Sox
8
66-49
 Won 2 
2nd, 3 GB
at Royals
2
53-62
 Lost 2 
4th, 11 GB
W: Tim Wakefield (7-8)
L: Luke Hochevar (6-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  3  2   3  0  0    8 12  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  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 2 2 1 1 5 .286 .408 .539 .947 21 12 0.216 1.21 0.243 -0.026 1.8 0 0
Jed Lowrie SS 4 1 1 2 1 1 5 .287 .345 .426 .771 19 12 0.255 1.06 0.300 -0.045 1.6 1 3 2B
David Ortiz DH 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .252 .349 .461 .810 18 11 0.035 0.73 0.083 -0.048 0.1
Kevin Youkilis 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .317 .385 .560 .945 5 2 0.032 1.76 0.032 0.000 0.4 HBP
   Sean Casey 1B 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 .354 .415 .444 .860 18 13 -0.031 0.46 0.011 -0.041 0.2 10 0 HBP
Mike Lowell 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .273 .336 .450 .786 18 12 -0.202 0.95 0.000 -0.202 -3.1 0 4 GDP
Jason Bay LF 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .291 .382 .530 .912 11 10 0.001 0.51 0.039 -0.037 0.1 1 0
Jacoby Ellsbury CF 4 2 3 3 0 0 4 .266 .329 .366 .694 9 7 0.121 0.98 0.152 -0.031 3.0 5 0 HR
Kevin Cash C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .229 .287 .343 .630 11 10 -0.098 1.05 0.001 -0.099 -0.8 9 1
Alex Cora 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .274 .369 .342 .712 16 8 0.021 0.83 0.047 -0.026 -0.0 1 3
Tim Wakefield P 0 0
   Manny Delcarmen P 0 0
   Justin Masterson P 0 0
   Jonathan Papelbon P 0 0
Team Totals 37 8 12 8 3 7 42 .324 .405 .432 .837 146 97 0.350 0.89 0.908 -0.555 3.3 27 11
2B: J Lowrie (7, off L Hochevar).
HR: J Ellsbury (6, off R Mahay, 7th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to CF).
HBP: K Youkilis (9, by L Hochevar); S Casey (1, by R Mahay).
TB: J Ellsbury 6; J Lowrie 2; J Bay 2; J Drew 2; D Ortiz; A Cora; S Casey; K Cash.
GIDP: M Lowell (11).
RBI: J Ellsbury 3 (32); J Lowrie 2 (22); J Drew 2 (60); D Ortiz (50).
2-out RBI: J Ellsbury 3; J Lowrie 2; J Drew 2; D Ortiz.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 8.
Fielding
PB: K Cash (12).

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 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .330 .355 .529 .884 16 11 -0.089 0.81 0.000 -0.089 -0.9 0 4
Esteban German 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .229 .282 .313 .595 12 9 -0.074 0.71 0.000 -0.074 -0.8 2 1
Mark Teahen RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .246 .313 .382 .695 26 18 -0.027 0.48 0.012 -0.039 -0.3 1 0
Jose Guillen DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .259 .290 .453 .743 15 9 -0.049 0.45 0.000 -0.049 -0.7
Billy Butler 1B 4 1 3 0 0 1 4 .272 .329 .391 .720 16 12 0.087 0.96 0.111 -0.024 1.3 10 0
Alex Gordon 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .259 .351 .419 .770 15 11 0.047 0.76 0.076 -0.028 0.5 0 1
John Buck C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .237 .314 .391 .704 15 13 -0.093 0.78 0.000 -0.093 -1.5 7 0
Ross Gload LF 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .272 .319 .341 .660 15 9 0.129 0.81 0.156 -0.027 0.8 3 0
Mitch Maier CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .306 .286 .591 5 4 -0.082 0.99 0.000 -0.082 -1.0 3 0
Luke Hochevar P 1 2
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
   Joel Peralta P 0 0
Team Totals 35 2 8 2 0 10 35 .229 .229 .229 .457 135 96 -0.151 0.75 0.355 -0.505 -2.7 27 8
TB: B Butler 3; A Gordon 2; R Gload 2; M Teahen.
RBI: R Gload 2 (30).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Aviles-E German-B Butler; L Hochevar-B Butler.

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
Tim Wakefield, W (7-8) 6 4 2 1 0 6 0 3.67 22 81 58 33 8 17 9 7 1 0 64 0.127 1.07 1.1
Manny Delcarmen 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.97 5 18 13 8 1 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.012 0.32 0.5
Justin Masterson 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.55 3 16 11 5 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.008 0.10 0.5
Jonathan Papelbon 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.01 5 20 14 11 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.11 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 2 1 0 10 0 1.00 35 135 96 57 12 27 16 9 1 0 64 0 0 0.150 0.75 2.7

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, L (6-10) 5.2 7 5 5 3 2 0 5.54 27 92 61 41 3 17 10 11 4 0 34 -0.110 1.15 -0.7
Ron Mahay 1 4 3 3 0 1 1 2.62 8 30 18 7 4 7 0 6 2 0 3 2 -0.244 0.79 -3.9
Ramon Ramirez 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.87 1 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.002 0.07 0.2
Joel Peralta 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 5.09 6 20 16 6 4 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.003 0.02 1.0
Team Totals 9 12 8 8 3 7 1 8.00 42 146 97 55 11 31 12 18 7 0 34 4 2 -0.349 0.89 -3.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R Mahay (1; S Casey); L Hochevar (5; K Youkilis).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dana DeMuth, 1B - Lance Barksdale, 2B - Doug Eddings, 3B - Ted Barrett.
Time of Game: 2:47.
Attendance: 24,294.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 84° F, Wind 2mph from Right to Left.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 J.D. Drew RF 1 Mike Aviles SS
2 Jed Lowrie SS 2 Esteban German 2B
3 David Ortiz DH 3 Mark Teahen RF
4 Kevin Youkilis 1B 4 Jose Guillen DH
5 Mike Lowell 3B 5 Billy Butler 1B
6 Jason Bay LF 6 Alex Gordon 3B
7 Jacoby Ellsbury CF 7 John Buck C
8 Kevin Cash C 8 Ross Gload LF
9 Alex Cora 2B 9 Mitch Maier CF
Tim Wakefield P Luke Hochevar P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 0-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  RR BOS J. Lowrie L. Hochevar 25% 74% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Cora Scores; Drew Scores
t6 3-2 2 123 5,(3-1)  RR BOS J. Drew R. Mahay 18% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive); Bay Scores; Ellsbury Scores; Cora to 3B
b5 0-3 1 -23 3,(1-1)  RR KCR R. Gload T. Wakefield -15% 56% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Butler Scores; Gordon Scores/unER; Gload to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t1 0-0 1 123 2,(0-1)  OO BOS M. Lowell L. Hochevar -14% 45% Line Drive Double Play: P (Weak SS-2B); Youkilis out at 1B/P-1B
t7 5-2 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  RRR BOS J. Ellsbury R. Mahay 9% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Casey Scores; Bay Scores

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' Luke Hochevar facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Drew L. Hochevar 4% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Lowrie L. Hochevar 5% 59% Walk; Drew to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 4,(2-1)  O BOS D. Ortiz L. Hochevar -3% 56% Flyball: LF (Deep LF); Drew to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  BOS K. Youkilis L. Hochevar 3% 60% Hit By Pitch; Lowrie to 2B
t1 0-0 1 123 2,(0-1)  OO BOS M. Lowell L. Hochevar -14% 45% Line Drive Double Play: P (Weak SS-2B); Youkilis out at 1B/P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 1-2-3
Sean Casey replaces Kevin Youkilis playing 1B batting 4th
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Aviles T. Wakefield 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR E. German T. Wakefield 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR M. Teahen T. Wakefield -1% 48% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Guillen T. Wakefield 2% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Bay L. Hochevar -2% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Ellsbury L. Hochevar 3% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS K. Cash L. Hochevar -3% 47% Popfly: 2B
t2 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O BOS A. Cora L. Hochevar -2% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler T. Wakefield 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Gordon T. Wakefield 2% 49% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
b2 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Buck T. Wakefield 1% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O BOS J. Drew L. Hochevar -3% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t3 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Lowrie L. Hochevar -2% 46% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
t3 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz L. Hochevar -1% 44% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR R. Gload T. Wakefield 3% 47% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Maier T. Wakefield 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Aviles T. Wakefield 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS S. Casey L. Hochevar -3% 47% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t4 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O BOS M. Lowell L. Hochevar -2% 45% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Bay L. Hochevar -1% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR E. German T. Wakefield 3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen T. Wakefield 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Guillen T. Wakefield 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Ellsbury L. Hochevar -3% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t5 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS K. Cash L. Hochevar -2% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS A. Cora L. Hochevar 2% 46% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t5 0-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Drew L. Hochevar 3% 49% Walk; Cora to 2B
t5 0-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  RR BOS J. Lowrie L. Hochevar 25% 74% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Cora Scores; Drew Scores
t5 2-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R BOS D. Ortiz L. Hochevar 8% 82% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Lowrie Scores
t5 3-0 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O BOS S. Casey L. Hochevar -1% 81% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 5-6-7
b5 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Butler T. Wakefield -4% 76% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b5 0-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR A. Gordon T. Wakefield -7% 69% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Butler to 2B
b5 0-3 0 12- 3,(0-2)  KCR J. Buck T. Wakefield -5% 64% Passed Ball; Butler to 3B; Gordon to 2B
b5 0-3 0 -23 7,(2-2)  O KCR J. Buck T. Wakefield 7% 71% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b5 0-3 1 -23 3,(1-1)  RR KCR R. Gload T. Wakefield -15% 56% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Butler Scores; Gordon Scores/unER; Gload to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b5 2-3 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Maier T. Wakefield 5% 61% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b5 2-3 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Aviles T. Wakefield 5% 66% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 5-6-7
t6 3-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS M. Lowell L. Hochevar -3% 63% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Bay L. Hochevar 3% 66% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t6 3-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Ellsbury L. Hochevar 4% 70% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Bay to 2B
t6 3-2 1 12- 4,(0-2)  O BOS K. Cash L. Hochevar -5% 65% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-2 2 12- 5,(3-1)  BOS A. Cora L. Hochevar 3% 68% Walk; Bay to 3B; Ellsbury to 2B
Ron Mahay replaces Luke Hochevar pitching
t6 3-2 2 123 5,(3-1)  RR BOS J. Drew R. Mahay 18% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive); Bay Scores; Ellsbury Scores; Cora to 3B
t6 5-2 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Lowrie R. Mahay -3% 83% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 2-3-4
b6 2-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR E. German T. Wakefield 3% 86% Flyball: CF
b6 2-5 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen T. Wakefield 2% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b6 2-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Guillen T. Wakefield 1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 3-4-5
t7 5-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS D. Ortiz R. Mahay -1% 88% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t7 5-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  BOS S. Casey R. Mahay 1% 89% Hit By Pitch
t7 5-2 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O BOS M. Lowell R. Mahay -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Bay R. Mahay 1% 89% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Casey to 3B
t7 5-2 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  RRR BOS J. Ellsbury R. Mahay 9% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Casey Scores; Bay Scores
t7 8-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS K. Cash R. Mahay 0% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
Ramon Ramirez replaces Ron Mahay pitching
t7 8-2 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O BOS A. Cora R. Ramirez -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 8, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-8, Red Sox' Manny Delcarmen facing 5-6-7
Manny Delcarmen replaces Tim Wakefield pitching
b7 2-8 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR B. Butler M. Delcarmen -1% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 2-8 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Gordon M. Delcarmen 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-8 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Buck M. Delcarmen 1% 99% Popfly: 2B (Deep 1B)
b7 2-8 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR R. Gload M. Delcarmen -1% 98% Single to RF (Fly Ball); Butler to 3B
b7 2-8 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Maier M. Delcarmen 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 8, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-2, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 1-2-3
Joel Peralta replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching
t8 8-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Drew J. Peralta -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t8 8-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie J. Peralta -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t8 8-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz J. Peralta -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 8, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-8, Red Sox' Justin Masterson facing 1-2-3
Justin Masterson replaces Manny Delcarmen pitching
b8 2-8 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Aviles J. Masterson 0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b8 2-8 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR E. German J. Masterson 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 2-8 2 --- 9,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Masterson 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 8, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-2, Royals' Joel Peralta facing 4-5-6
t9 8-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  BOS S. Casey J. Peralta 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t9 8-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO BOS M. Lowell J. Peralta -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t9 8-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Bay J. Peralta -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 8, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-8, Red Sox' Jonathan Papelbon facing 4-5-6
Jonathan Papelbon replaces Justin Masterson pitching
b9 2-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Guillen J. Papelbon 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b9 2-8 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR B. Butler J. Papelbon -0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b9 2-8 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  KCR A. Gordon J. Papelbon -0% 99% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Butler to 2B
b9 2-8 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Buck J. Papelbon 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-8 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O KCR R. Gload J. Papelbon 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 8, Royals 2.

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  • 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.

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