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Standings
TEX
@LAA
1
2
CLE
@CHW
4
2
BOS
@KCR
4
3
NYY
@MIN
8
4
TOR
@OAK
7
0
SFG
@ATL
0
1
LAD
@MIL
5
1
ARI
@PHI
1
4
FLA
@SDP
1
3
CIN
@WSN
1
3
Thursday, August 18, 2011, 7:10PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 20,547, Time of Game: 3:13
Red Sox
4
75-48
 Won 1 
2nd, ½ GB
at Royals
3
51-74
 Lost 1 
5th, 15 GB
W: Josh Beckett (10-5)
L: Luke Hochevar (8-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  1  2   0  1  0   0  0  0    4  9  0
Royals          1  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  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
Jacoby Ellsbury CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .313 .370 .518 .887 18 10 0.042 1.02 0.085 -0.043 0.6 3 0 SB
Jed Lowrie 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .256 .301 .388 .689 12 10 -0.059 1.32 0.056 -0.115 -0.8 1 2 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .343 .405 .538 .942 18 11 -0.125 1.44 0.000 -0.125 -1.1 10 1
Dustin Pedroia 2B 4 0 3 3 0 1 4 .309 .399 .477 .875 16 11 0.292 1.25 0.328 -0.036 2.3 2 2 2B,SB
Josh Reddick RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .307 .357 .515 .872 24 13 0.021 1.05 0.072 -0.051 0.2 3 0 2B
Carl Crawford LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .249 .284 .377 .661 23 17 -0.007 1.31 0.099 -0.107 -0.2 1 0 2·SB
Ryan Lavarnway DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 16 11 -0.107 1.06 0.000 -0.107 -1.1
Jason Varitek C 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .228 .308 .411 .720 18 9 0.059 1.10 0.096 -0.037 0.5 7 0
Mike Aviles SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .233 .268 .384 .652 9 6 -0.100 1.19 0.068 -0.168 -0.8 0 2
Josh Beckett P 0 4
   Daniel Bard P 0 0
   Jonathan Papelbon P 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 9 4 3 8 36 .273 .333 .364 .697 154 98 0.016 1.20 0.804 -0.789 -0.5 27 11
2B: J Reddick (10, off L Hochevar); J Lowrie (12, off L Hochevar); D Pedroia (28, off B Wood).
TB: D Pedroia 4; J Lowrie 2; J Reddick 2; C Crawford; J Ellsbury; M Aviles; J Varitek.
RBI: D Pedroia 3 (65); J Varitek (25).
2-out RBI: D Pedroia 3; J Varitek.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Baserunning
SB: J Ellsbury (33, 2nd base off L Hochevar/S Perez); D Pedroia (24, 2nd base off L Hochevar/S Perez); C Crawford 2 (17, 2nd base off L Hochevar/S Perez, 3rd base off L Hochevar/S Perez).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alex Gordon LF 4 2 2 2 0 1 4 .297 .370 .488 .858 23 16 0.187 1.27 0.264 -0.077 1.9 3 1 HR,2B
Melky Cabrera CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .309 .341 .482 .824 15 9 -0.144 1.55 0.000 -0.144 -0.9 7 2 SH
Billy Butler DH 3 0 3 1 0 0 4 .293 .369 .456 .825 20 10 0.180 1.23 0.180 0.000 1.0 SF
   Chris Getz PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .314 .284 .598 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Eric Hosmer 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .268 .320 .415 .735 17 10 -0.185 1.90 0.000 -0.185 -1.1 6 0
Jeff Francoeur RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .275 .327 .459 .786 13 9 -0.169 1.63 0.000 -0.169 -1.0 0 0
Johnny Giavotella 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .288 .327 .423 .750 15 13 -0.089 1.60 0.035 -0.124 -0.3 2 0
Salvador Perez C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .200 .194 .267 .460 14 13 -0.165 1.64 0.000 -0.165 -0.8 8 2
Mike Moustakas 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .195 .248 .244 .492 17 15 -0.066 1.53 0.055 -0.121 -0.2 0 1
Alcides Escobar SS 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 .253 .289 .336 .624 6 4 -0.031 1.45 0.030 -0.061 -0.1 1 0 SH
Luke Hochevar P 0 0
   Blake Wood P 0 0
   Tim Collins P 0 0
   Aaron Crow P 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 8 3 0 7 35 .250 .242 .375 .617 140 99 -0.482 1.53 0.564 -1.046 -1.5 27 6
2B: A Gordon (37, off J Beckett).
HR: A Gordon (16, off J Beckett, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: B Butler (5, off J Beckett).
SH: M Cabrera (5, off J Beckett); A Escobar (13, off J Beckett).
TB: A Gordon 6; B Butler 3; J Giavotella; M Moustakas; A Escobar.
RBI: A Gordon 2 (64); B Butler (69).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Cabrera-S Perez.
Outfield Assists: A Gordon (J Varitek at 2nd base); M Cabrera (C Crawford at home plate); M Cabrera (D Pedroia at 2nd base).

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 (10-5) 7 7 3 3 0 4 1 2.46 28 110 77 56 6 15 11 13 4 0 55 0.144 1.28 0.5
Daniel Bard, H (29) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.17 4 15 9 4 1 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.141 2.52 0.5
Jonathan Papelbon, S (29) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.96 3 15 13 9 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.198 2.62 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 0 7 1 3.00 35 140 99 69 9 21 14 14 5 0 55 0 0 0.483 1.53 1.5

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 (8-10) 6 8 4 4 2 6 0 4.93 25 114 72 43 8 21 6 11 3 0 44 -0.161 1.34 -1.0
Blake Wood 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.61 6 23 15 8 2 5 2 3 2 0 0 0 0.069 0.70 0.7
Tim Collins 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.56 2 10 6 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.037 1.51 0.3
Aaron Crow 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.29 3 7 5 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.037 0.50 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 3 8 0 4.00 36 154 98 56 13 29 8 17 5 0 44 1 0 -0.018 1.20 0.5
Balks: None.
WP: J Beckett (5); L Hochevar (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike DiMuro, 1B - Tim Welke, 2B - Andy Fletcher, 3B - Jim Reynolds.
Time of Game: 3:13.
Attendance: 20,547.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 88° F, Wind 9mph from Right to Left, Cloudy.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-3 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  RR KCR A. Gordon J. Beckett -20% 47% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Escobar Scores
t3 1-1 2 -23 2,(0-1)  RR BOS D. Pedroia L. Hochevar 19% 70% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Aviles Scores; Ellsbury Scores
t4 3-3 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO BOS M. Aviles L. Hochevar -14% 44% Fly Ball Double Play: CF; Crawford out at Hm/CF-C
t5 3-3 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  RO BOS D. Pedroia L. Hochevar 11% 59% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Lowrie Scores; Pedroia out at 2B/CF-C-SS
b9 3-4 0 --- 9,(2-2)  O KCR J. Giavotella J. Papelbon 9% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted

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,(1-0)  BOS J. Ellsbury L. Hochevar 4% 54% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Lowrie L. Hochevar -3% 50% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  BOS A. Gonzalez L. Hochevar 2% 52% Ellsbury Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O BOS A. Gonzalez L. Hochevar -3% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B); Ellsbury to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 6,(2-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia L. Hochevar -4% 45% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 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 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR A. Gordon J. Beckett -6% 39% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Cabrera J. Beckett 1% 41% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Gordon to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 5,(2-2)  RO KCR B. Butler J. Beckett -2% 38% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Gordon Scores
b1 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR E. Hosmer J. Beckett 1% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS J. Reddick L. Hochevar 7% 46% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t2 0-1 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O BOS C. Crawford L. Hochevar -5% 41% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O BOS R. Lavarnway L. Hochevar -4% 38% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 0-1 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  RO BOS J. Varitek L. Hochevar 7% 45% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Reddick Scores; Varitek out at 2B/LF-2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 5-6-7
b2 1-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Francoeur J. Beckett 2% 47% Flyball: RF
b2 1-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Giavotella J. Beckett 2% 49% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b2 1-1 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR S. Perez J. Beckett 1% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  BOS M. Aviles L. Hochevar 4% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 1-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Ellsbury L. Hochevar 3% 57% Wild Pitch; Aviles to 2B
t3 1-1 0 -2- 8,(3-2)  BOS J. Ellsbury L. Hochevar 3% 60% Walk
t3 1-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Lowrie L. Hochevar -6% 54% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
t3 1-1 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O BOS A. Gonzalez L. Hochevar -3% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Aviles to 3B; Ellsbury to 2B
t3 1-1 2 -23 2,(0-1)  RR BOS D. Pedroia L. Hochevar 19% 70% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Aviles Scores; Ellsbury Scores
t3 3-1 2 1-- 8,(2-2)  BOS J. Reddick L. Hochevar 1% 70% Pedroia Steals 2B
t3 3-1 2 -2- 9,(3-2)  O BOS J. Reddick L. Hochevar -3% 68% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 8-9-1
b3 1-3 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR M. Moustakas J. Beckett 3% 70% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b3 1-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Escobar J. Beckett -3% 67% Single to 1B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B-1B)
b3 1-3 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  RR KCR A. Gordon J. Beckett -20% 47% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Escobar Scores
b3 3-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Cabrera J. Beckett 2% 49% Groundout: P-1B
b3 3-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Butler J. Beckett -1% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b3 3-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR E. Hosmer J. Beckett -1% 46% Wild Pitch; Butler to 2B
b3 3-3 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR E. Hosmer J. Beckett 4% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 6-7-8
t4 3-3 0 --- 7,(2-2)  BOS C. Crawford L. Hochevar 4% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t4 3-3 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS R. Lavarnway L. Hochevar -4% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t4 3-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Varitek L. Hochevar 2% 52% Crawford Steals 2B
t4 3-3 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  BOS J. Varitek L. Hochevar 4% 56% Crawford Steals 3B
t4 3-3 1 --3 7,(3-2)  BOS J. Varitek L. Hochevar 2% 58% Walk
t4 3-3 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO BOS M. Aviles L. Hochevar -14% 44% Fly Ball Double Play: CF; Crawford out at Hm/CF-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 5-6-7
b4 3-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Francoeur J. Beckett 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 3-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Giavotella J. Beckett 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b4 3-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR S. Perez J. Beckett 1% 50% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 1-2-3
t5 3-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Ellsbury L. Hochevar -3% 47% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t5 3-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  BOS J. Lowrie L. Hochevar 6% 53% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t5 3-3 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O BOS A. Gonzalez L. Hochevar -5% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t5 3-3 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  RO BOS D. Pedroia L. Hochevar 11% 59% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Lowrie Scores; Pedroia out at 2B/CF-C-SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 8-9-1
b5 3-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR M. Moustakas J. Beckett -5% 53% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b5 3-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Escobar J. Beckett 3% 56% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Moustakas to 2B
b5 3-4 1 -2- 8,(2-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Beckett 5% 61% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-4 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Cabrera J. Beckett 5% 66% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Luke Hochevar facing 5-6-7
t6 4-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O BOS J. Reddick L. Hochevar -2% 64% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t6 4-3 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O BOS C. Crawford L. Hochevar -2% 62% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS R. Lavarnway L. Hochevar -1% 61% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 3-4-5
b6 3-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Butler J. Beckett -6% 55% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b6 3-4 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  O KCR E. Hosmer J. Beckett 6% 60% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Francoeur J. Beckett 5% 66% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b6 3-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Giavotella J. Beckett -3% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Butler to 2B
b6 3-4 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O KCR S. Perez J. Beckett 8% 70% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Blake Wood facing 8-9-1
Blake Wood replaces Luke Hochevar pitching
t7 4-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Varitek B. Wood -2% 67% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
t7 4-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS M. Aviles B. Wood -2% 65% Popfly: 2B
t7 4-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury B. Wood -1% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 8-9-1
b7 3-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Moustakas J. Beckett 5% 69% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b7 3-4 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR A. Escobar J. Beckett 3% 73% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 3-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Beckett 2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Blake Wood facing 2-3-4
t8 4-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie B. Wood -2% 73% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS A. Gonzalez B. Wood -2% 71% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t8 4-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS D. Pedroia B. Wood 2% 74% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
Tim Collins replaces Blake Wood pitching
t8 4-3 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Reddick T. Collins 1% 74% Walk
t8 4-3 2 12- 4,(0-2)  O BOS C. Crawford T. Collins -4% 70% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Red Sox' Daniel Bard facing 2-3-4
Daniel Bard replaces Josh Beckett pitching
b8 3-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Cabrera D. Bard 6% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b8 3-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR B. Butler D. Bard -7% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
Chris Getz pinch runs for Billy Butler (DH) batting 3rd
b8 3-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR E. Hosmer D. Bard 8% 77% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
b8 3-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Francoeur D. Bard 7% 84% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Aaron Crow facing 7-8-9
Aaron Crow replaces Tim Collins pitching
t9 4-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS R. Lavarnway A. Crow -2% 82% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
t9 4-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O BOS J. Varitek A. Crow -1% 81% Flyball: CF
t9 4-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS M. Aviles A. Crow -1% 80% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Red Sox' Jonathan Papelbon facing 6-7-8
Jonathan Papelbon replaces Daniel Bard pitching
b9 3-4 0 --- 9,(2-2)  O KCR J. Giavotella J. Papelbon 9% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 3-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR S. Perez J. Papelbon 6% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Moustakas J. Papelbon 5% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 3.

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