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Game Preview: KCR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Monday, July 25, 2011 @Fenway Park

Royals, 42-59, 42-59 5th, 12 GB, 18 GB in WC

SP: Kyle Davies (27, RHP, 1-9, 7.32)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-9) 55.1 79 51 45 25 44 7 7.32
2010 (8-12) 183.2 206 114 109 80 126 20 5.34
2009 (8-9) 123.0 122 76 72 66 86 18 5.27
Last 7 GS 0-7 29.1 45 32 27 16 25 6 8.28 36
2011-07-18 CHW L 5.1 5 4 2 3 9 0 106 52
2011-07-08 DET L 6.0 9 5 5 3 4 1 106 35
2011-07-02 @COL L 3.0 8 7 4 2 2 0 70 21
2011-05-16 CLE L 0.1 0 2 2 3 0 0 21 40
2011-05-10 @NYY L 5.0 7 3 3 1 3 0 105 43
2011-05-04 BAL L 6.1 7 3 3 3 3 1 107 47
2011-04-28 @CLE L 3.1 9 8 8 1 4 4 75 13
Last 5 v.BOS 2-0 16.0 17 8 8 6 14 2 4.50 49
2010-05-28 @BOS W 5.0 7 5 5 2 5 1 102 36
2010-04-09 BOS ND 6.0 6 3 3 1 3 1 89 50
2005-05-21 @BOS W 5.0 4 0 0 3 6 0 95 62
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-29   Road:   14-30   ExtrInn: 9-6 
 vsRHP:  33-41   vsLHP:   9-18   1-Run:  18-19
 vsEast:  8-8    vsCntrl:15-24   vsWest: 14-14 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
101 Sun, Jul 24   TBR  L   0-5       42-59  5th 12.0 gb
100 Sat, Jul 23   TBR  W   5-4 (10)  42-58  5th 11.0 gb
 99 Fri, Jul 22   TBR  W  10-4       41-58  5th 12.0 gb
 98 Wed, Jul 20   CHW  W   2-1 (11)  40-58  5th 11.5 gb
 97 Tue, Jul 19   CHW  W   4-2       39-58  5th 12.5 gb
 96 Mon, Jul 18   CHW  L   2-5       38-58  5th 13.5 gb
 95 Sun, Jul 17  @MIN  L   3-4       38-57  5th 12.0 gb
 94 Sat, Jul 16  @MIN  L   3-4       38-56  5th 12.0 gb
 93 Fri, Jul 15  @MIN  W   2-1       38-55  5th 12.0 gb
 92 Thu, Jul 14  @MIN  L   4-8       37-55  5th 12.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:11-19
RedSox, 62-37, 62-37 1st, 3 up

SP: Jon Lester (27, LHP, 10-4, 3.31)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (10-4) 114.1 98 44 42 40 110 14 3.31
2010 (19-9) 208.0 167 81 75 83 225 14 3.25
2009 (15-8) 203.1 186 80 77 64 225 20 3.41
Last 7 GS 3-3 44.2 35 18 16 13 40 5 3.22 58
2011-07-05 TOR ND 4.0 0 0 0 1 5 0 50 66
2011-06-30 @PHI W 7.0 2 0 0 2 5 0 120 76
2011-06-24 @PIT L 6.0 8 3 2 1 5 0 107 50
2011-06-18 MIL L 8.0 7 4 3 3 8 3 115 59
2011-06-12 @TOR W 8.0 2 1 1 1 8 1 102 81
2011-06-07 @NYY W 6.0 8 3 3 1 5 0 112 48
2011-05-30 CHW L 5.2 8 7 7 4 4 1 127 25
Last 5 v.KCR 4-1 37.0 15 5 5 15 31 0 1.22 72
2010-05-30 KCR W 7.0 4 1 1 4 5 0 105 66
2009-07-10 KCR W 8.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 115 80
2008-05-19 KCR W 9.0 0 0 0 2 9 0 130 94
2006-08-08 @KCR L 5.0 6 4 4 3 5 0 105 41
2006-07-18 KCR W 8.0 1 0 0 4 4 0 100 80
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-17   Road:   31-20   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  41-25   vsLHP:  21-12   1-Run:  12-9 
 vsEast: 28-12   vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest: 14-8  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 99 Sun, Jul 24   SEA  W  12-8       62-37  1st  3.0 up
 98 Sat, Jul 23   SEA  W   3-1       61-37  1st  3.0 up
 97 Fri, Jul 22   SEA  W   7-4       60-37  1st  2.0 up
 96 Wed, Jul 20  @BAL  W   4-0       59-37  1st  1.5 up
 95 Tue, Jul 19  @BAL  L   2-6       58-37  1st  1.5 up
 94 Mon, Jul 18  @BAL  W  15-10      58-36  1st  1.5 up
 93 Sun, Jul 17  @TBR  W   1-0 (16)  57-36  1st  1.5 up
 92 Sat, Jul 16  @TBR  W   9-5       56-36  1st  1.5 up
 91 Fri, Jul 15  @TBR  L   6-9       55-36  1st  1.5 up
 90 Sun, Jul 10   BAL  W   8-6       55-35  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:17-3    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 30, 2010 BOS  8  KCR  1        W:Jon Lester (6-2), L: Brad Thompson (0-4), S: none
Sat, May 29, 2010 BOS  1  KCR  0        W:Clay Buchholz (7-3), L: Zack Greinke (1-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (12)
Fri, May 28, 2010 KCR 12 @BOS  5        W:Kyle Davies (4-3), L: Tim Wakefield (1-3), S: none
Thu, May 27, 2010 KCR  4 @BOS  3        W:Brian Bannister (4-3), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-2), S: Joakim Soria (12)
Sun, Apr 11, 2010 BOS  8 @KCR  6        W:Clay Buchholz (1-0), L: Gil Meche (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (2)
Sat, Apr 10, 2010 BOS  8 @KCR  3        W:Josh Beckett (1-0), L: Zack Greinke (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 09, 2010 KCR  4  BOS  3        W:John Parrish (1-0), L: Daniel Bard (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (1)
Thu, Sep 24, 2009 BOS 10 @KCR  3        W:Clay Buchholz (7-3), L: Anthony Lerew (0-1), S: none
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 BOS  9 @KCR  2        W:Josh Beckett (16-6), L: Luke Hochevar (7-11), S: none
Tue, Sep 22, 2009 KCR  5  BOS  1        W:Zack Greinke (15-8), L: Paul Byrd (1-2), S: Joakim Soria (28)
Season Series: 2011 -  0-0; 2010 - BOS won 4-3; 2009 - BOS won 5-3; All-Time - KCR leads 212-210

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2011 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed
MLB Best, Middle, Worst
Royals Batters (4.33 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.18 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Lester*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
43.Williams*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Aviles G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/1.750 2/.000 190/134 .211/.254/.389/.643 .939/.522 .690 6/.500 10/2 5/8
16.Butler G/S/vP 9/.476 2/1.000 3/1.667 3/1.000 ··· 6/.666 9/.000 2/1.500 407/302 .285/.373/.411/.785 .915/.741 .719 81/.584 1/1 7/0
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 19/.865 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 9/1.792 5/1.650 2/1.500 452/310 .295/.332/.454/.786 .748/.803 .847 97/.920 14/2 12/2
2.Escobar G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 380/282 .249/.288/.330/.618 .576/.632 .761 76/.674 14/6 2/12
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 6/1.166 1/.000 1/.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 415/310 .269/.316/.455/.770 .979/.701 .722 89/.850 16/4 13/4
17.Getz* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 356/264 .258/.319/.287/.605 .654/.588 .557 91/.527 18/6 0/5
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 437/299 .299/.367/.471/.838 .805/.853 .698 89/.814 9/6 11/2
12.Maier* G/S/vP 3/1.000 2/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 73/44 .270/.370/.365/.735 .618/.814 .760 23/.445 1/0 0/0
27.Pena# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 172/121 .256/.302/.365/.668 .613/.691 .857 47/.630 0/0 3/2
15.Treanor G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 2/.500 1/no AB 219/169 .227/.355/.313/.668 .603/.686 .583 36/.716 2/2 3/4
IP 114.1 68.0 39.1 48.2 24.0 41.2 31.2 2.0 TOTAL .264/.325/.390/.715 .695/.722 .710 .689 101/32 71/61
ERA-K/9 3.31/8.7 3.44/5.0 2.29/9.2 1.85/8.7 4.13/7.9 3.67/12.1 5.12/7.1 13.50/9.0 3.93/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (36-19-2)
 Treanor (38-13-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 474/.231 289/.214 164/.215 184/.163 100/.218 174/.241 130/.248 10/.333 .240  Gordon
 Francoeur
 Cabrera
 Maier
93/0/0/13
0/0/97/11
7/93/2/10
7/4/8/0
OPS .690 .648 .561 .493 .751 .645 .701 .733 .689
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 109/.543 129/.623 66/.645 99/.595 45/.869 83/.554 49/.943 3/.667 .673
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 365/.735 160/.667 98/.507 85/.367 55/.665 91/.731 81/.560 7/.762 .701
Home 185/.773 189/.627 91/.624 89/.389 56/.939 91/.666 76/.678 /
Last 28d days 38/.189 74/.560 37/.406 42/.353 26/.647 47/.618 32/.382 10/.733
HR/SB/CS 14/7/7 6/5/0 1/4/1 3/7/1 3/1/0 3/3/0 5/1/1 0/0/0 87/90/28
Usage X····X·X ····o··X ·Xo·o··X ··X···XX ·Xo·o··o ······X· ······X·
RedSox Batters (5.46 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.82 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Davies
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
59.Paulino
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
38.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 12/1.017 ··· ··· 4/1.000 ··· 304/208 .254/.288/.390/.678 .488/.765 .666 26/.881 10/5 6/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP 5/1.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.000 271/220 .219/.317/.305/.622 .586/.630 .606 50/.469 0/1 4/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 447/318 .320/.377/.516/.893 .729/.958 .895 102/1.115 28/10 16/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/.667 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 448/303 .346/.408/.562/.971 .712/1.094 1.045 99/.768 1/0 17/3
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 83/30 .160/.241/.320/.561 .681/.348 .488 34/.905 1/2 3/1
60.Navarro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 26/17 .167/.231/.333/.564 .889/.369 .414 26/.564 0/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 9/.777 ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 375/255 .296/.381/.552/.933 .998/.903 .998 68/.752 1/0 19/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· ··· 5/.400 ··· 454/325 .299/.402/.469/.871 1.112/.778 .881 105/1.119 20/3 13/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 108/89 .358/.407/.621/1.028 1.344/.961 .901 73/.974 1/1 4/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 227/157 .259/.326/.454/.780 .701/.815 .850 53/.840 0/0 8/1
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 14/1.648 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 226/165 .260/.329/.368/.697 .690/.699 .809 85/.670 1/1 5/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· ··· 5/.200 ··· 164/111 .236/.317/.403/.720 .652/.753 .708 37/.750 0/0 5/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 6/.750 ··· ··· 4/.250 1/.000 400/281 .282/.398/.500/.898 1.060/.830 1.154 88/.929 1/0 14/6
IP 55.1 30.0 75.1 42.0 41.0 TOTAL .279/.354/.457/.810 .798/.816 .866 .850 64/24 121/46
ERA-K/9 7.32/7.2 1.20/11.7 4.54/8.7 3.64/7.7 3.51/7.9 4.46/6.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (55-18-12)
 Varitek (35-10-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 270/.342 114/.179 326/.296 176/.250 169/.228 .270  Ellsbury
 Drew
 Reddick
 McDonald
 Crawford
 Navarro
 Gonzalez
0/94/0/5
0/0/72/3
19/3/7/2
17/4/13/1
72/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .949 .520 .774 .681 .641 .770
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 145/1.016 46/.592 154/.818 87/.605 74/.633 .791
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 125/.871 68/.472 172/.735 89/.754 95/.647 .754
Road 134/1.035 55/.657 192/.779 56/.942 76/.809
Last 28d days 73/1.003 45/.617 115/.841 31/.677 30/.665
HR/SB/CS 7/7/1 2/0/0 7/10/1 5/0/1 4/3/3 107/74/32
Usage ······X· ·X···X·· X······X ·X··oX·· X·o···o·

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.