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Standings
NYY
@LAA
3
2
MIN
@CHW
8
6
DET
@CLE
11
3
BOS
@KCR
9
2
TEX
@OAK
9
8
SEA
@TBR
4
5
BAL
@TOR
3
7
SFG
@ARI
5
2
SDP
@COL
6
3
PHI
@FLA
6
7
STL
@HOU
0
3
CHC
@MIL
2
3
ATL
@NYM
5
2
CIN
@PIT
12
2
LAD
@WSN
4
5
Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 18,989, Time of Game: 3:10
Red Sox
9
90-61
 Won 1 
2nd, 6 GB
at Royals
2
63-89
 Lost 1 
4th, 18½ GB
W: Josh Beckett (16-6)
L: Luke Hochevar (7-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  6  0   0  0  3    9 12  0
Royals          0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    2 12  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
Jacoby Ellsbury CF 5 1 1 2 0 2 5 .301 .352 .420 .773 19 14 0.181 1.06 0.260 -0.079 0.9 1 0 3B
   Joey Gathright LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .316 .278 .594 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Dustin Pedroia 2B 3 2 2 1 1 0 5 .300 .374 .446 .820 22 13 0.086 0.86 0.102 -0.016 1.2 2 2 HBP
   Jed Lowrie 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .219 .246 .464 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Victor Martinez C 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .299 .377 .473 .850 19 9 -0.088 0.89 0.037 -0.124 -1.5 9 2 GDP
Kevin Youkilis 1B 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .302 .410 .542 .953 25 13 0.000 0.87 0.060 -0.059 -0.4 6 0
Jason Bay LF 3 0 1 2 2 2 5 .267 .387 .549 .936 20 10 0.139 0.83 0.163 -0.024 1.7 2 0
   Brian Anderson PR-CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .317 .330 .646 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
David Ortiz DH 4 1 2 4 1 0 5 .234 .328 .450 .777 16 8 0.084 0.59 0.100 -0.016 3.8 HR
Mike Lowell 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .290 .334 .481 .815 15 9 -0.124 0.99 0.000 -0.124 -2.2 0 1 GDP
   Chris Woodward 3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .227 .298 .240 .538 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.1 0 1
J.D. Drew RF 3 1 2 0 2 0 5 .267 .387 .495 .882 21 9 0.003 0.58 0.047 -0.045 0.7 4 0
   Josh Reddick PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .271 .444 .715 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Alex Gonzalez SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .239 .276 .354 .630 16 12 0.100 0.62 0.115 -0.015 -0.1 3 1 2B
Josh Beckett P 0 1
   Hideki Okajima P 0 0
   Billy Wagner P 0 0
   Jonathan Papelbon P 0 0
Team Totals 37 9 12 9 7 6 45 .324 .444 .486 .931 174 98 0.381 0.79 0.884 -0.502 4.3 27 8
2B: A Gonzalez (21, off L Hochevar).
3B: J Ellsbury (10, off L Hochevar).
HR: D Ortiz (25, off C Rosa, 9th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
HBP: D Pedroia (5, by L Hochevar).
TB: D Ortiz 5; J Ellsbury 3; A Gonzalez 3; J Drew 2; D Pedroia 2; V Martinez; C Woodward; J Bay.
GIDP: M Lowell (22); V Martinez (16).
RBI: D Ortiz 4 (88); J Bay 2 (115); J Ellsbury 2 (59); D Pedroia (65).
2-out RBI: D Ortiz 3.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 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
David DeJesus LF 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .283 .349 .436 .785 22 13 -0.060 0.99 0.061 -0.121 -0.7 3 0 CS
   Josh Anderson PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .279 .306 .586 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
Mitch Maier CF-LF 5 0 3 0 0 1 5 .254 .339 .353 .692 22 16 0.029 0.67 0.066 -0.037 0.3 2 0 SB
Billy Butler 1B 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .299 .358 .483 .841 14 8 -0.024 0.77 0.046 -0.070 -0.5 7 2
Brayan Pena DH 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .269 .316 .441 .758 21 10 -0.006 0.88 0.049 -0.055 -0.4
Alberto Callaspo 2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .301 .355 .451 .806 16 9 -0.090 1.24 0.021 -0.111 -0.9 1 2
   Luis Hernandez PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .172 .197 .172 .369 5 5 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Mark Teahen RF-3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .270 .323 .404 .727 15 12 -0.108 1.05 0.000 -0.108 -1.2 0 0
John Buck C 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .241 .297 .482 .780 14 11 0.075 0.64 0.098 -0.023 0.5 6 0 2B
Alex Gordon 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .222 .325 .348 .673 8 7 -0.065 1.13 0.000 -0.065 -0.7 0 1
   Willie Bloomquist PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .268 .314 .363 .677 4 3 -0.016 0.64 0.000 -0.016 -0.2 0 0
Yuniesky Betancourt SS 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .242 .273 .346 .619 9 8 0.146 0.84 0.155 -0.009 1.3 2 5 3B
Luke Hochevar P 1 1
   Victor Marte P 2 0
   Carlos Rosa P 0 0
Team Totals 38 2 12 2 3 10 41 .316 .366 .395 .761 150 102 -0.119 0.87 0.496 -0.615 -2.7 27 11
2B: J Buck (11, off J Beckett).
3B: Y Betancourt (6, off J Beckett).
TB: Y Betancourt 5; M Maier 3; J Buck 3; B Butler 2; B Pena; D DeJesus.
RBI: Y Betancourt (44); D DeJesus (71).
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. Y Betancourt-A Callaspo-B Butler; Y Betancourt-B Butler.
Baserunning
SB: M Maier (8, 2nd base off J Beckett/V Martinez).
CS: D DeJesus (9, 2nd base by J Beckett/V Martinez).

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
Josh Beckett, W (16-6) 6 12 2 2 1 7 0 3.78 30 103 71 43 11 17 13 9 4 0 46 0.050 1.03 1.2
Hideki Okajima 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.30 4 19 12 6 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.036 0.66 0.5
Billy Wagner 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.19 4 16 9 5 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.030 0.40 0.5
Jonathan Papelbon 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.94 3 12 10 6 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 2 2 3 10 0 2.00 41 150 102 60 17 25 15 13 4 0 46 0 0 0.117 0.87 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 (7-11) 5 8 6 6 3 5 0 5.98 25 94 57 31 8 18 6 10 6 0 29 -0.405 1.28 -3.4
Victor Marte 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 7.88 8 40 20 8 3 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.029 0.31 1.1
Carlos Rosa 2 4 3 3 2 0 1 7.71 12 40 21 14 2 5 2 8 1 0 0 0 -0.006 0.08 -1.9
Team Totals 9 12 9 9 7 6 1 9.00 45 174 98 53 13 32 12 19 7 0 29 0 0 -0.382 0.79 -4.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: L Hochevar (7; D Pedroia).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ted Barrett, 1B - Greg Gibson, 2B - Tim McClelland, 3B - Andy Fletcher.
Time of Game: 3:10.
Attendance: 18,989.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 69° F, Wind 1mph in unknown direction, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 0-2 1 12- 3,(2-0)  RR BOS J. Ellsbury L. Hochevar 26% 56% Triple to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Drew Scores; Gonzalez Scores
t5 3-2 1 123 1,(0-0)  RR BOS J. Bay L. Hochevar 14% 87% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Pedroia Scores; Martinez Scores; Youkilis to 3B
b4 0-0 1 --3 2,(0-1)  R KCR Y. Betancourt J. Beckett -11% 27% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Buck Scores
t3 0-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  OO BOS V. Martinez L. Hochevar -10% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t5 2-2 1 --3 2,(0-1)  R BOS D. Pedroia L. Hochevar 7% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive); Ellsbury 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 --- 4,(0-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury L. Hochevar -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia L. Hochevar -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS V. Martinez L. Hochevar -1% 45% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Beckett 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Maier J. Beckett -2% 45% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR B. Butler J. Beckett -2% 43% Maier Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Beckett 3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Pena J. Beckett -1% 46% Walk
b1 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Beckett 4% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis L. Hochevar -2% 48% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Bay L. Hochevar 3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  BOS D. Ortiz L. Hochevar 4% 54% Walk; Bay to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O BOS M. Lowell L. Hochevar -5% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Drew L. Hochevar -4% 45% Groundout: P unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Beckett 2% 47% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b2 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  KCR J. Buck J. Beckett -3% 45% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Beckett 3% 48% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
b2 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR Y. Betancourt J. Beckett -2% 46% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Buck to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- 8,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Beckett 4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  BOS A. Gonzalez L. Hochevar 7% 57% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t3 0-0 0 -2- 5,(1-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury L. Hochevar -5% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  BOS D. Pedroia L. Hochevar 2% 54% Hit By Pitch
t3 0-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  OO BOS V. Martinez L. Hochevar -10% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 2-3-4
b3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Maier J. Beckett 3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR B. Butler J. Beckett -3% 44% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b3 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Pena J. Beckett -4% 40% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Butler to 2B
b3 0-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Beckett 5% 45% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Beckett 5% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 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 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis L. Hochevar -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Bay L. Hochevar -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-0 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz L. Hochevar -1% 44% Groundout: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 7-8-9
b4 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Buck J. Beckett -7% 37% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b4 0-0 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Beckett 1% 38% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Buck to 3B
b4 0-0 1 --3 2,(0-1)  R KCR Y. Betancourt J. Beckett -11% 27% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Buck Scores
b4 1-0 1 --3 2,(0-1)  R KCR D. DeJesus J. Beckett -5% 21% Single to CF (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Betancourt Scores
b4 2-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Maier J. Beckett 3% 24% DeJesus Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b4 2-0 2 --- 10,(3-2)  KCR M. Maier J. Beckett -1% 23% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b4 2-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR B. Butler J. Beckett -2% 22% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Maier to 3B
b4 2-0 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  O KCR B. Pena J. Beckett 4% 25% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS M. Lowell L. Hochevar -3% 22% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS J. Drew L. Hochevar 3% 25% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t5 0-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  BOS A. Gonzalez L. Hochevar 5% 30% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Deep 2B-1B); Drew to 2B
t5 0-2 1 12- 3,(2-0)  RR BOS J. Ellsbury L. Hochevar 26% 56% Triple to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Drew Scores; Gonzalez Scores
t5 2-2 1 --3 2,(0-1)  R BOS D. Pedroia L. Hochevar 7% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive); Ellsbury Scores
t5 3-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  BOS V. Martinez L. Hochevar 4% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive); Pedroia to 2B
t5 3-2 1 12- 6,(3-2)  BOS K. Youkilis L. Hochevar 6% 73% Walk; Pedroia to 3B; Martinez to 2B
t5 3-2 1 123 1,(0-0)  RR BOS J. Bay L. Hochevar 14% 87% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Pedroia Scores; Martinez Scores; Youkilis to 3B
t5 5-2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R BOS D. Ortiz L. Hochevar 5% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Youkilis Scores; Bay to 3B
t5 6-2 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  OO BOS M. Lowell L. Hochevar -4% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
6 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 6, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 5-6-7
b5 2-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo J. Beckett 2% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Beckett 1% 91% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b5 2-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Buck J. Beckett 1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-2, Royals' Victor Marte facing 8-9-1
Victor Marte replaces Luke Hochevar pitching
t6 6-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS J. Drew V. Marte 1% 93% Walk
t6 6-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O BOS A. Gonzalez V. Marte -1% 92% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
t6 6-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury V. Marte -1% 91% Groundout: 1B-P; Drew to 2B
t6 6-2 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  BOS D. Pedroia V. Marte 0% 91% Walk
t6 6-2 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O BOS V. Martinez V. Marte -1% 90% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 6, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 8-9-1
b6 2-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Beckett 2% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR Y. Betancourt J. Beckett -2% 90% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 2-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Beckett 2% 92% Flyball: RF
b6 2-6 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Maier J. Beckett -2% 90% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Betancourt to 2B
b6 2-6 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Butler J. Beckett 3% 94% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 6, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-2, Royals' Victor Marte facing 4-5-6
t7 6-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis V. Marte -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t7 6-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Bay V. Marte -0% 93% Strikeout Looking
t7 6-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O BOS D. Ortiz V. Marte -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Red Sox' Hideki Okajima facing 4-5-6
Hideki Okajima replaces Josh Beckett pitching
b7 2-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Pena H. Okajima 2% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-6 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Callaspo H. Okajima -2% 92% Walk
b7 2-6 1 1-- 8,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen H. Okajima 2% 95% Popfly: 2B
b7 2-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Buck H. Okajima 2% 96% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 6, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-2, Royals' Carlos Rosa facing 7-8-9
Carlos Rosa replaces Victor Marte pitching
t8 6-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Lowell C. Rosa -0% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 6-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Drew C. Rosa 0% 96% Walk
t8 6-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O BOS A. Gonzalez C. Rosa -0% 96% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t8 6-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Ellsbury C. Rosa -0% 95% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 6, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Red Sox' Billy Wagner facing 8-9-1
Billy Wagner replaces Hideki Okajima pitching
Chris Woodward replaces Mike Lowell playing 3B batting 7th
Willie Bloomquist pinch hits for Alex Gordon (3B) batting 8th
b8 2-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR W. Bloomquist B. Wagner 2% 97% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b8 2-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR Y. Betancourt B. Wagner 1% 98% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b8 2-6 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus B. Wagner -1% 97% Walk
Josh Anderson pinch runs for David DeJesus (LF) batting 1st
b8 2-6 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Maier B. Wagner 1% 98% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 6, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-2, Royals' Carlos Rosa facing 2-3-4
Mark Teahen moves from RF to 3B
Mitch Maier moves from CF to LF
Josh Anderson moves from PR to CF
Willie Bloomquist moves from PH to RF
t9 6-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS D. Pedroia C. Rosa 0% 99% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t9 6-2 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  O BOS V. Martinez C. Rosa -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t9 6-2 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O BOS K. Youkilis C. Rosa -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t9 6-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Bay C. Rosa 0% 98% Walk; Pedroia to 2B
Brian Anderson pinch runs for Jason Bay (LF) batting 5th
t9 6-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  RRR BOS D. Ortiz C. Rosa 1% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Pedroia Scores; Anderson Scores
t9 9-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS C. Woodward C. Rosa 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t9 9-2 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  BOS J. Drew C. Rosa 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Woodward to 2B
Josh Reddick pinch runs for J.D. Drew (RF) batting 8th
t9 9-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O BOS A. Gonzalez C. Rosa -0% 100% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 9, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-9, Red Sox' Jonathan Papelbon facing 3-4-5
Jonathan Papelbon replaces Billy Wagner pitching
Jed Lowrie replaces Dustin Pedroia playing 2B batting 2nd
Joey Gathright replaces Jacoby Ellsbury (CF) playing LF batting 1st
Brian Anderson moves from PR to CF
Josh Reddick moves from PR to RF
b9 2-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Butler J. Papelbon 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Weak SS-2B)
b9 2-9 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR B. Pena J. Papelbon 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
Luis Hernandez pinch hits for Alberto Callaspo (2B) batting 5th
b9 2-9 2 --- 5,(0-2)  O KCR L. Hernandez J. Papelbon 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 9, Royals 2.

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