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Game Preview: BOS @ KCR, 2:10pm, Sunday, August 21, 2011 @Kauffman Stadium

RedSox, 76-49, 76-49 2nd, ½ GB, 9 up in WC

SP: Jon Lester (27, LHP, 12-6, 3.22)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (12-6) 148.0 125 55 53 53 143 16 3.22
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 3-2 44.2 29 11 11 16 43 2 2.22 63
2011-08-16 TBR W 7.0 3 1 1 1 8 0 113 74
2011-08-10 @MIN L 7.1 8 4 4 5 4 0 119 45
2011-08-05 NYY L 6.0 5 3 3 4 7 0 108 53
2011-07-30 @CHW W 8.0 4 2 2 1 8 2 98 73
2011-07-25 KCR ND 5.1 7 1 1 2 6 0 89 54
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
Last 5 v.KCR 3-1 34.1 21 6 6 13 33 0 1.57 67
2011-07-25 KCR ND 5.1 7 1 1 2 6 0 89 54
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-24   Road:   38-25   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  48-35   vsLHP:  28-14   1-Run:  17-12
 vsEast: 31-15   vsCntrl:20-16   vsWest: 15-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
125 Sat, Aug 20  @KCR  L   4-9       76-49  2nd  0.5 gb
124 Fri, Aug 19  @KCR  W   7-1       76-48  2nd  0.5 gb
123 Thu, Aug 18  @KCR  W   4-3       75-48  2nd  0.5 gb
122 Wed, Aug 17   TBR  L   0-4       74-48  2nd  0.5 gb
121 Tue, Aug 16   TBR  L   2-6       74-47  2nd  0.5 gb
120 Tue, Aug 16   TBR  W   3-1       74-46  2nd  0.5 gb
119 Sun, Aug 14  @SEA  L   3-5       73-46  1st  0.5 up
118 Sat, Aug 13  @SEA  L   4-5       73-45  1st  1.0 up
117 Fri, Aug 12  @SEA  W   6-4       73-44  1st  2.0 up
116 Wed, Aug 10  @MIN  L   2-5       72-44  1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Royals, 52-75, 52-75 5th, 16 GB, 25 GB in WC

SP: Danny Duffy (22, LHP, 3-7, 5.66)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (3-7) 82.2 98 52 52 41 69 12 5.66
Last 7 GS 2-4 36.2 41 26 26 17 32 3 6.38 44
2011-08-16 NYY L 3.0 8 8 8 2 3 1 90 12
2011-08-11 @TBR L 7.0 5 3 3 3 2 0 103 54
2011-08-06 DET L 5.0 5 3 3 3 4 0 105 46
2011-07-31 @CLE W 5.0 8 2 2 3 6 1 89 46
2011-07-26 @BOS ND 3.2 6 6 6 3 5 0 102 27
2011-07-19 CHW W 7.0 5 2 2 2 6 0 94 63
2011-07-07 DET L 6.0 4 2 2 1 6 1 102 61
Last 5 v.BOS 0-0 3.2 6 6 6 3 5 0 14.73 27
2011-07-26 @BOS ND 3.2 6 6 6 3 5 0 102 27
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-36   Road:   19-39   ExtrInn:10-7 
 vsRHP:  41-54   vsLHP:  11-21   1-Run:  21-25
 vsEast: 14-19   vsCntrl:19-29   vsWest: 14-14 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
127 Sat, Aug 20   BOS  W   9-4       52-75  5th 16.0 gb
126 Fri, Aug 19   BOS  L   1-7       51-75  5th 16.0 gb
125 Thu, Aug 18   BOS  L   3-4       51-74  5th 15.0 gb
124 Wed, Aug 17   NYY  W   5-4       51-73  5th 14.5 gb
123 Tue, Aug 16   NYY  L   7-9       50-73  5th 15.5 gb
122 Mon, Aug 15   NYY  L   4-7       50-72  5th 14.5 gb
121 Sun, Aug 14  @CHW  L   2-6       50-71  5th 14.5 gb
120 Sat, Aug 13  @CHW  L   4-5       50-70  5th 14.5 gb
119 Fri, Aug 12  @CHW  W   5-1       50-69  5th 13.5 gb
118 Thu, Aug 11  @TBR  L   1-4       49-69  5th 13.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 20, 2011 KCR  9  BOS  4        W:Felipe Paulino (2-9), L: Matt Albers (4-4), S: none
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 BOS  7 @KCR  1        W:Andrew Miller (5-1), L: Jeff Francis (4-14), S: Alfredo Aceves (2)
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 BOS  4 @KCR  3        W:Josh Beckett (10-5), L: Luke Hochevar (8-10), S: Jonathan Papelbon (29)
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 KCR  4 @BOS  3        W:Luke Hochevar (7-8), L: Josh Beckett (9-4), S: Joakim Soria (19)
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 BOS 12  KCR  5        W:John Lackey (9-8), L: Bruce Chen (5-4), S: none
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 BOS 13  KCR  9        W:Alfredo Aceves (6-1), L: Nathan Adcock (1-1), S: none
Mon, Jul 25, 2011 KCR  3 @BOS  1 (14)   W:Louis Coleman (1-2), L: Randy Williams (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (18)

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
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 4-3; 2010 - BOS won 4-3; 2009 - BOS won 5-3; All-Time - KCR leads 215-214

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
RedSox Batters (5.31 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 23.Duffy*
G/S/vB
47.Adcock
G/S/vB
46.Coleman
G/S/vB
55.Collins*
G/S/vB
43.Crow
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
59.Paulino
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
61.Teaford*
G/S/vB
38.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 6/1.334 ··· 2/1.500 2/.000 248/172 .236/.269/.384/.654 .884/.554 .747 58/.692 12/2 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 6/.666 1/.000 2/1.000 406/272 .251/.285/.379/.664 .525/.730 .653 102/.621 17/5 7/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 3/2.333 1/no AB 1/3.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/no AB 2/.000 562/398 .313/.370/.517/.887 .757/.938 .841 115/.862 33/11 22/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/1.667 2/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 6/.000 ··· 2/2.500 4/.833 561/375 .343/.403/.538/.941 .778/1.020 .927 113/.821 1/0 18/3
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 13/9 .273/.385/.273/.657 .500/.730 .657 13/.657 0/0 0/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 254/166 .264/.311/.394/.705 .983/.554 .588 38/.606 0/1 4/13
54.McDonald G/S/vP 3/.333 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.833 ··· 1/.000 ··· 116/40 .175/.259/.350/.608 .765/.314 .724 33/.732 2/3 4/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 2/3.000 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/.500 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 464/313 .300/.388/.557/.945 1.002/.918 .896 89/.995 1/1 24/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 2/3.500 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/2.500 3/.666 5/.400 2/.000 4/2.333 568/406 .308/.399/.474/.873 1.106/.784 .865 114/.884 24/6 16/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 2/.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 3/1.000 ··· 2/.000 186/159 .305/.355/.509/.864 .986/.843 .906 78/.643 1/2 6/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/.600 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 293/201 .246/.307/.459/.766 .615/.836 .771 66/.719 0/0 12/4
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 3/1.000 3/.333 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 4/.500 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 291/215 .276/.343/.375/.718 .700/.725 .672 65/.794 4/1 5/8
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/.200 ··· 2/.000 204/141 .228/.308/.411/.720 .794/.686 .734 40/.719 0/0 8/0
IP 82.2 49.1 49.1 56.0 55.0 46.1 104.1 51.1 22.1 53.1 TOTAL .278/.349/.452/.801 .803/.800 .766 .767 88/31 151/61
ERA-K/9 5.66/7.5 4.56/5.1 1.64/9.5 3.54/7.1 2.29/8.8 1.55/10.5 4.40/7.9 4.21/8.2 4.03/5.2 3.54/8.3 4.51/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (64-27-16)
 Varitek (48-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 379/.298 218/.270 192/.172 246/.220 229/.216 177/.173 452/.290 222/.271 91/.272 228/.232 .272  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Gonzalez
 Aviles
0/119/0/6
19/3/31/5
95/0/0/1
20/7/21/1
0/0/2/0
0/0/3/0
OPS .883 .779 .579 .694 .649 .508 .784 .741 .847 .663 .775
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 97/.841 96/.828 69/.600 115/.691 103/.835 76/.569 234/.820 116/.659 43/.668 106/.654 .792
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 282/.898 122/.738 123/.565 131/.696 126/.494 101/.463 218/.747 106/.824 48/.985 122/.671 .762
Home 191/.875 96/.649 111/.611 125/.758 126/.636 90/.335 218/.811 139/.573 71/.939 121/.480
Last 28d days 118/1.000 50/.636 51/.555 42/.805 37/.911 63/.486 126/.811 46/.977 31/1.054 59/.731
HR/SB/CS 12/10/7 5/2/1 5/2/4 4/5/1 5/6/1 3/0/0 9/10/2 6/0/1 5/2/1 5/3/3 128/92/41
Usage ····X··· ·o··X·X· ···X···· o·o·oX·· ··o·X··X X··oX··· X····X·· ···X··o· ·X···Xo· o·X··o·X
Royals Batters (4.35 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.20 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
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Butler G/S/vP 12/.817 5/1.350 5/1.267 5/1.000 2/.000 6/.666 11/.000 521/392 .295/.370/.459/.829 .914/.802 .852 114/.981 1/1 15/0
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 22/.931 2/.000 3/.666 2/1.000 1/2.000 9/1.792 6/1.333 559/389 .305/.338/.476/.814 .762/.836 .717 107/.932 16/7 16/3
2.Escobar G/S/vP 2/.500 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 481/360 .252/.287/.333/.620 .556/.641 .519 101/.629 18/7 2/14
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 5/.200 5/.900 7/1.000 2/.000 4/.500 5/.400 2/.500 525/398 .277/.330/.463/.793 .982/.734 .823 110/.877 19/8 15/4
17.Getz* G/S/vP 5/.000 1/2.000 4/1.750 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 401/297 .256/.314/.284/.597 .635/.584 .630 45/.535 19/7 0/5
9.Giavotella G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 59/52 .268/.305/.393/.698 .629/.700 .838 59/.698 4/2 1/3
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 6/.000 2/1.500 4/1.750 2/1.500 1/.000 3/.666 3/.666 559/390 .299/.372/.491/.863 .819/.881 .947 122/.956 13/7 16/2
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 3/2.000 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/1.500 ··· 1/2.000 408/295 .271/.321/.419/.740 .566/.808 .775 106/.666 6/4 10/6
12.Maier* G/S/vP 3/1.000 2/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 88/54 .253/.364/.360/.724 .624/.789 .742 15/.667 1/0 0/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 231/172 .204/.258/.261/.518 .285/.598 .474 90/.547 0/0 1/4
27.Pena# G/S/vP 5/.800 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 215/151 .258/.298/.359/.656 .614/.675 .491 43/.612 0/0 3/2
13.Perez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 35/34 .182/.200/.242/.442 .000/.456 .325 35/.442 0/0 0/1
IP 148.0 82.1 51.0 58.0 34.2 51.2 41.0 TOTAL .267/.325/.399/.724 .708/.730 .721 .763 121/48 92/73
ERA-K/9 3.22/8.7 3.06/5.8 3.71/9.2 2.17/9.2 3.89/8.0 2.96/11.7 3.95/7.0 3.91/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (44-24-3)
 Perez (7-2-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 606/.231 346/.216 217/.233 221/.169 146/.234 206/.211 167/.241 .245  Gordon
 Cabrera
 Francoeur
 Maier
119/0/0/19
8/116/2/12
0/0/123/12
7/8/8/0
OPS .681 .647 .634 .519 .758 .562 .676 .700
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 155/.554 153/.595 93/.782 126/.618 74/.825 100/.499 67/.865 .692
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 451/.725 193/.687 124/.524 95/.383 72/.692 106/.622 100/.552 .707
Road 349/.645 131/.668 91/.589 113/.551 57/.540 99/.540 63/.729
Last 28d days 132/.650 57/.639 53/.863 37/.643 46/.772 32/.125 37/.581
HR/SB/CS 16/10/11 6/5/0 3/5/3 5/7/1 4/5/0 3/4/0 5/1/2 114/112/38
Usage ····X··· ·X·X···o X···X··X ··o·o··· X···o··o ··o·o··· X··oo···

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.