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Standings
DET
@CLE
6
5
BOS
@KCR
10
3
TEX
@OAK
3
12
SEA
@TOR
5
4
SDP
@COL
5
4
PHI
@MIL
9
4
CIN
@PIT
4
1
CHC
@SFG
3
2
LAD
@WSN
7
6
Thursday, September 24, 2009, 7:11PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 20,807, Time of Game: 3:38
Red Sox
10
91-61
 Won 2 
2nd, 5½ GB
at Royals
3
63-90
 Lost 2 
4th, 19½ GB
W: Clay Buchholz (7-3)
L: Anthony Lerew (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  1   3  0  1   0  1  4   10 15  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  3  0    3 10  5

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 6 2 3 1 0 1 6 .303 .354 .421 .775 23 16 0.061 0.62 0.096 -0.035 1.2 1 0 2·SB
   Joey Gathright LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .316 .278 .594 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Dustin Pedroia 2B 5 2 2 2 0 0 6 .301 .374 .447 .821 27 17 0.122 0.59 0.137 -0.016 2.7 1 3 2B,SF
   Jed Lowrie 3B 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 0 2 0 1 0 6 .299 .379 .472 .851 30 18 -0.043 0.45 0.016 -0.059 -0.4 10 0
Jason Bay LF 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .265 .386 .545 .930 25 14 -0.056 0.46 0.001 -0.058 -1.1 4 0
   Brian Anderson LF-CF 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .236 .315 .328 .643 3 2 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.4 0 0
David Ortiz DH 5 1 3 3 1 0 6 .237 .331 .459 .790 30 17 0.134 0.42 0.149 -0.015 2.8 HR,2B
   George Kottaras PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .304 .386 .690 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Mike Lowell 3B 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .291 .338 .481 .819 21 10 -0.041 0.61 0.037 -0.078 0.1 0 1 GDP
   Chris Woodward PR-3B-2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .221 .291 .234 .524 5 3 0.009 0.12 0.009 0.000 0.7 0 0
Casey Kotchman 1B 4 1 2 0 1 2 5 .274 .345 .395 .739 22 12 0.060 0.43 0.067 -0.007 -0.0 8 1 2B
Josh Reddick RF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .200 .245 .400 .645 27 18 0.012 0.64 0.065 -0.054 -0.4 0 0
Alex Gonzalez SS 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .241 .277 .358 .635 16 12 -0.023 0.48 0.035 -0.058 0.1 1 4 2B,SB
Clay Buchholz P 0 0
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
   Takashi Saito P 1 0
Team Totals 44 10 15 6 6 8 51 .341 .412 .500 .912 229 139 0.234 0.50 0.612 -0.381 5.3 27 9
2B: C Kotchman (23, off A Lerew); D Pedroia (46, off Y Yabuta); A Gonzalez (22, off J Wright); D Ortiz (33, off J Wright).
HR: D Ortiz (26, off A Lerew, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
SF: D Pedroia (5, off A Lerew).
TB: D Ortiz 7; C Kotchman 3; D Pedroia 3; A Gonzalez 3; J Ellsbury 3; V Martinez 2; M Lowell.
GIDP: M Lowell (23).
RBI: D Ortiz 3 (91); D Pedroia 2 (67); J Ellsbury (60).
2-out RBI: D Ortiz 2.
Team LOB: 14.
With RISP: 4 for 17.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Kotchman-A Gonzalez-T Saito.
Baserunning
SB: J Ellsbury 2 (66, 2nd base off J Wright/M Olivo, 2nd base off A Lerew/M Olivo); A Gonzalez (2, 2nd base off Y Yabuta/M Olivo).

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 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .281 .347 .434 .781 16 10 -0.055 0.72 0.000 -0.055 -0.7 3 0
   Josh Anderson CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .238 .277 .304 .581 6 5 -0.005 0.10 0.000 -0.005 -0.4 0 0
Mitch Maier CF-LF 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .256 .340 .354 .694 26 17 0.008 0.31 0.029 -0.021 0.1 6 0
Billy Butler 1B 3 1 2 2 0 0 4 .301 .360 .490 .850 15 8 0.066 0.58 0.086 -0.020 2.3 5 0 HR,HBP
Mike Jacobs DH 4 1 1 0 0 3 4 .229 .302 .404 .706 19 11 -0.070 0.75 0.018 -0.088 -0.8
Alberto Callaspo 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .300 .354 .449 .803 17 11 -0.036 0.81 0.032 -0.068 -0.5 3 1
Mark Teahen RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .269 .322 .403 .725 10 7 0.015 0.90 0.066 -0.051 0.0 1 0
Miguel Olivo C 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .252 .293 .499 .791 20 11 0.075 1.10 0.105 -0.030 0.8 8 0
Alex Gordon 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .230 .329 .353 .682 11 7 -0.202 1.40 0.020 -0.222 -1.4 0 1 GDP
Yuniesky Betancourt SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .240 .271 .344 .615 11 7 -0.064 0.79 0.000 -0.064 -0.9 1 3
   Luis Hernandez PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .169 .194 .169 .363 6 4 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
Anthony Lerew P 0 0
   Yasuhiko Yabuta P 0 0
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0
   Jamey Wright P 0 0
Team Totals 36 3 10 3 1 10 38 .278 .316 .361 .677 157 98 -0.269 0.75 0.356 -0.625 -1.7 27 5
HR: B Butler (19, off R Ramirez, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
HBP: B Butler (2, by C Buchholz).
TB: B Butler 5; A Gordon 2; M Maier 2; M Jacobs; M Olivo; A Callaspo; M Teahen.
GIDP: A Gordon (5).
RBI: B Butler 2 (87); M Olivo (65).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Gordon-A Callaspo-B Butler.
E: Y Betancourt 2 (15); M Olivo (8); A Gordon (9); A Callaspo (17).

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, W (7-3) 6.2 5 0 0 0 8 0 3.21 26 109 69 32 13 24 11 6 2 0 72 0.273 0.65 3.2
Ramon Ramirez 0.2 3 3 3 0 0 1 3.06 5 20 12 9 0 3 1 4 1 0 2 0 -0.018 0.32 -1.6
Takashi Saito 1.2 2 0 0 1 2 0 2.36 7 28 17 8 4 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 0.014 1.45 0.1
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 1 10 1 3.00 38 157 98 49 17 32 14 12 3 0 72 3 1 0.269 0.75 1.7

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
Anthony Lerew, L (0-1) 4.2 7 4 2 3 2 1 3.86 25 108 66 46 4 16 5 15 5 0 37 -0.194 0.85 -2.0
Yasuhiko Yabuta 2.1 3 1 1 1 3 0 11.81 11 56 35 20 5 10 2 5 1 0 2 0 0.004 0.29 0.7
Kyle Farnsworth 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 4.50 7 35 21 14 5 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 -0.007 0.09 -0.5
Jamey Wright 1 3 4 1 1 1 0 4.56 8 30 17 10 1 6 2 4 3 0 0 0 -0.034 0.12 -3.5
Team Totals 9 15 10 4 6 8 1 4.00 51 229 139 90 15 34 12 25 10 0 37 2 0 -0.231 0.50 -5.3
Balks: None.
WP: K Farnsworth (2).
HBP: C Buchholz (2; B Butler).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Gibson, 1B - Tim McClelland, 2B - Andy Fletcher, 3B - Ted Barrett.
Time of Game: 3:38.
Attendance: 20,807.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 71° F, Wind 2mph in unknown direction, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 3-6 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO KCR A. Gordon T. Saito 21% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P (2B-1B)
t4 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  R BOS D. Ortiz A. Lerew 11% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b8 2-6 1 123 6,(3-2)  R KCR M. Olivo T. Saito -10% 75% Walk; Jacobs Scores; Callaspo to 3B; Teahen to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  R BOS D. Pedroia A. Lerew 9% 61% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Short LF-CF); Ellsbury Scores/No RBI/unER
t2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO BOS M. Lowell A. Lerew -8% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak SS)

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' Anthony Lerew facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury A. Lerew -2% 48% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia A. Lerew -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS V. Martinez A. Lerew 1% 47% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Bay A. Lerew -2% 45% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Clay Buchholz facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus C. Buchholz 2% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR M. Maier C. Buchholz -2% 45% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR B. Butler C. Buchholz -6% 39% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Maier to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs C. Buchholz 6% 45% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Callaspo C. Buchholz 5% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Anthony Lerew facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS D. Ortiz A. Lerew 4% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO BOS M. Lowell A. Lerew -8% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  BOS C. Kotchman A. Lerew 1% 47% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Reddick A. Lerew -2% 45% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Clay Buchholz facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Buchholz 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Olivo C. Buchholz 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon C. Buchholz 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Anthony Lerew facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS A. Gonzalez A. Lerew -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  BOS J. Ellsbury A. Lerew 3% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t3 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS D. Pedroia A. Lerew 2% 52% Ellsbury Steals 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  R BOS D. Pedroia A. Lerew 9% 61% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Short LF-CF); Ellsbury Scores/No RBI/unER
t3 1-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS V. Martinez A. Lerew -3% 58% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Bay A. Lerew -2% 56% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Clay Buchholz facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR Y. Betancourt C. Buchholz 3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus C. Buchholz 2% 61% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b3 0-1 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR M. Maier C. Buchholz 1% 62% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Anthony Lerew facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  R BOS D. Ortiz A. Lerew 11% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t4 2-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  BOS M. Lowell A. Lerew 3% 75% Walk
t4 2-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  BOS C. Kotchman A. Lerew 4% 80% Single to RF (Line Drive); Lowell to 2B
t4 2-0 0 12- 4,(2-1)  R BOS J. Reddick A. Lerew 7% 86% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Short LF-CF); Lowell Scores/No RBI; Kotchman to 2B
t4 3-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O BOS A. Gonzalez A. Lerew -3% 83% Bunt Popfly: 1B (Short 1B Line)
t4 3-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Ellsbury A. Lerew 3% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive); Kotchman to 3B; Reddick to 2B
t4 3-0 1 123 7,(1-2)  RO BOS D. Pedroia A. Lerew 1% 88% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Kotchman Scores/unER; Reddick to 3B; Ellsbury to 2B
t4 4-0 2 -23 6,(2-2)  O BOS V. Martinez A. Lerew -2% 85% Popfly: 1B (P's Left)
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Clay Buchholz facing 3-4-5
b4 0-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler C. Buchholz 2% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs C. Buchholz 1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo C. Buchholz 1% 89% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Anthony Lerew facing 4-5-6
t5 4-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Bay A. Lerew -1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t5 4-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz A. Lerew -1% 88% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t5 4-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  BOS M. Lowell A. Lerew 0% 88% Walk
t5 4-0 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  BOS C. Kotchman A. Lerew 1% 90% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Lowell to 3B
Yasuhiko Yabuta replaces Anthony Lerew pitching
t5 4-0 2 -23 6,(2-2)  O BOS J. Reddick Y. Yabuta -2% 87% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Clay Buchholz facing 6-7-8
b5 0-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Buchholz 2% 90% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b5 0-4 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Olivo C. Buchholz 1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b5 0-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Gordon C. Buchholz -1% 90% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b5 0-4 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR Y. Betancourt C. Buchholz 2% 92% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Yasuhiko Yabuta facing 9-1-2
t6 4-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  BOS A. Gonzalez Y. Yabuta 1% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t6 4-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury Y. Yabuta 1% 93% Strikeout Swinging, Gonzalez Steals 2B; Gonzalez to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t6 4-0 1 --3 4,(2-1)  R BOS D. Pedroia Y. Yabuta 2% 95% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Gonzalez Scores
t6 5-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O BOS V. Martinez Y. Yabuta -1% 95% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t6 5-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Bay Y. Yabuta 0% 95% Walk
t6 5-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O BOS D. Ortiz Y. Yabuta -1% 94% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 5, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Red Sox' Clay Buchholz facing 1-2-3
b6 0-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus C. Buchholz 1% 95% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 0-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Maier C. Buchholz 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b6 0-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Butler C. Buchholz -1% 96% Hit By Pitch
b6 0-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Jacobs C. Buchholz 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 5, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Yasuhiko Yabuta facing 6-7-8
t7 5-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS M. Lowell Y. Yabuta 0% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Chris Woodward pinch runs for Mike Lowell (3B) batting 6th
t7 5-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS C. Kotchman Y. Yabuta -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-0 1 1-- 8,(2-2)  O BOS J. Reddick Y. Yabuta -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
t7 5-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O BOS A. Gonzalez Y. Yabuta -0% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 5, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Red Sox' Clay Buchholz facing 5-6-7
Chris Woodward moves from PR to 3B
b7 0-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Callaspo C. Buchholz 1% 97% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b7 0-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Buchholz 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Olivo C. Buchholz -1% 97% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b7 0-5 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Gordon C. Buchholz -1% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Olivo to 2B
Ramon Ramirez replaces Clay Buchholz pitching
b7 0-5 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR Y. Betancourt R. Ramirez 2% 98% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 5, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Kyle Farnsworth facing 1-2-3
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Yasuhiko Yabuta pitching
Mitch Maier moves from CF to LF
Josh Anderson replaces David DeJesus (LF) playing CF batting 1st
t8 5-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury K. Farnsworth -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t8 5-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS D. Pedroia K. Farnsworth 0% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 5-0 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  BOS V. Martinez K. Farnsworth 0% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive); Pedroia to 2B
t8 5-0 1 12- 8,(3-2)  O BOS J. Bay K. Farnsworth -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  BOS D. Ortiz K. Farnsworth 0% 98% Wild Pitch; Pedroia to 3B; Martinez to 2B
t8 5-0 2 -23 7,(3-2)  BOS D. Ortiz K. Farnsworth 0% 98% Walk
t8 5-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  R BOS C. Woodward K. Farnsworth 1% 99% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Pedroia Scores/No RBI/unER; Martinez to 3B; Ortiz to 2B
t8 6-0 2 123 5,(2-2)  O BOS C. Kotchman K. Farnsworth -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Red Sox 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Red Sox' Ramon Ramirez facing 1-2-3
Brian Anderson replaces Jason Bay playing LF batting 4th
b8 0-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Anderson R. Ramirez 0% 99% Popfly: 2B
b8 0-6 1 --- 7,(2-2)  KCR M. Maier R. Ramirez -0% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
b8 0-6 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR KCR B. Butler R. Ramirez -2% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Maier Scores
b8 2-6 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR M. Jacobs R. Ramirez -2% 95% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Takashi Saito replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching
b8 2-6 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  KCR A. Callaspo T. Saito -3% 92% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Jacobs to 2B
b8 2-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Teahen T. Saito -7% 85% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Right); Jacobs to 3B; Callaspo to 2B
b8 2-6 1 123 6,(3-2)  R KCR M. Olivo T. Saito -10% 75% Walk; Jacobs Scores; Callaspo to 3B; Teahen to 2B
b8 3-6 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO KCR A. Gordon T. Saito 21% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P (2B-1B)
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 6, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-3, Royals' Jamey Wright facing 8-9-1
Jamey Wright replaces Kyle Farnsworth pitching
t9 6-3 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O BOS J. Reddick J. Wright -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 6-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS A. Gonzalez J. Wright 1% 97% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t9 6-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R BOS J. Ellsbury J. Wright 2% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Gonzalez Scores
t9 7-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS D. Pedroia J. Wright 0% 99% Ellsbury Steals 2B
t9 7-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R BOS D. Pedroia J. Wright 1% 99% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball to Short CF-RF); Ellsbury Scores/No RBI/unER
t9 8-3 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  BOS V. Martinez J. Wright 0% 99% Walk; Pedroia to 2B
t9 8-3 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O BOS B. Anderson J. Wright -0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Deep SS-2B); Pedroia to 3B
t9 8-3 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  RR BOS D. Ortiz J. Wright 1% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Pedroia Scores/unER; Anderson Scores/unER
George Kottaras pinch runs for David Ortiz (DH) batting 5th
t9 10-3 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O BOS C. Woodward J. Wright -0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 10, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-10, Red Sox' Takashi Saito facing 9-1-2
Chris Woodward moves from 3B to 2B
Jed Lowrie replaces Dustin Pedroia (2B) playing 3B batting 2nd
Joey Gathright replaces Jacoby Ellsbury (CF) playing LF batting 1st
Brian Anderson moves from LF to CF
Luis Hernandez pinch hits for Yuniesky Betancourt (SS) batting 9th
b9 3-10 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR L. Hernandez T. Saito 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-10 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Anderson T. Saito 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-10 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Maier T. Saito 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 10, Royals 3.

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