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Game Preview: KCR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Friday, August 24, 2012 @Fenway Park

Royals, 55-68, 55-68 3rd, 13 GB, 14 GB in WC

SP: Bruce Chen (35, LHP, 9-10, 5.45)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (9-10) 140.1 159 87 85 34 103 24 5.45
2011 (12-8) 155.0 152 71 65 50 97 18 3.77
2010 (12-7) 140.1 136 68 65 57 98 17 4.17
Last 7 GS 2-2 37.1 42 22 22 9 26 7 5.30 46
2012-08-18 CHW W 6.0 5 2 2 1 5 1 98 58
2012-08-12 @BAL L 5.1 4 4 4 3 5 2 95 46
2012-08-07 @CHW W 6.2 7 2 2 1 2 1 98 53
2012-08-02 CLE ND 2.2 7 4 4 1 0 0 55 27
2012-07-28 @SEA L 6.0 7 3 3 1 5 1 96 50
2012-07-23 @LAA ND 5.1 5 3 3 2 3 0 106 47
2012-07-18 SEA ND 5.1 7 4 4 0 6 2 105 44
Last 5 v.BOS 1-2 21.2 30 21 20 10 19 5 8.31 37
2012-05-09 BOS W 6.2 7 3 3 0 5 0 103 53
2011-07-27 @BOS L 4.0 10 10 10 3 3 3 114 2
2010-05-30 @BOS ND 4.0 2 1 1 2 5 0 75 57
2009-07-12 @BOS L 3.0 6 3 3 3 2 0 78 34
2006-05-16 BOS ND 4.0 5 4 3 2 4 2 95 40
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-33   Road:   29-35   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  37-46   vsLHP:  18-22   1-Run:  19-15
 vsEast: 15-18   vsCntrl:20-24   vsWest: 12-16 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
123 Wed, Aug 22  @TBR  L   3-5       55-68  3rd 13.0 gb
122 Tue, Aug 21  @TBR  W   1-0 (10)  55-67  3rd 12.0 gb
121 Mon, Aug 20  @TBR  L   1-5       54-67  3rd 12.0 gb
120 Sun, Aug 19   CHW  W   5-2       54-66  3rd 11.0 gb
119 Sat, Aug 18   CHW  W   9-4       53-66  4th 12.0 gb
118 Fri, Aug 17   CHW  W   4-2       52-66  4th 13.0 gb
117 Thu, Aug 16   OAK  L   0-3       51-66  4th 14.0 gb
116 Wed, Aug 15   OAK  W   3-2       51-65  4th 13.0 gb
115 Tue, Aug 14   OAK  W   5-0       50-65  4th 13.0 gb
114 Sun, Aug 12  @BAL  L   3-5       49-65  4th 13.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
RedSox, 59-66, 59-66 4th, 13½ GB, 11 GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (28, LHP, 7-10, 5.03)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (7-10) 154.0 163 92 86 46 133 19 5.03
2011 (15-9) 191.2 166 77 74 75 182 20 3.47
2010 (19-9) 208.0 167 81 75 83 225 14 3.25
Last 7 GS 2-4 41.2 41 30 30 16 39 8 6.48 46
2012-08-18 @NYY W 7.0 5 1 1 2 4 1 105 65
2012-08-12 @CLE W 6.0 3 1 1 2 12 0 101 72
2012-08-07 TEX L 6.2 6 4 4 2 4 0 116 48
2012-08-02 MIN L 8.0 7 3 3 0 7 0 105 63
2012-07-28 @NYY ND 6.0 4 4 4 2 6 2 101 52
2012-07-22 TOR L 4.0 9 11 11 5 2 4 94 -3
2012-07-17 CHW L 4.0 7 6 6 3 4 1 91 25
Last 5 v.KCR 3-1 31.1 24 7 4 13 25 0 1.15 62
2012-05-09 @KCR L 5.0 6 4 1 1 3 0 108 47
2011-08-21 @KCR W 6.0 3 1 1 4 3 0 113 61
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-37   Road:   30-29   ExtrInn: 2-7 
 vsRHP:  36-50   vsLHP:  23-16   1-Run:  12-15
 vsEast: 20-28   vsCntrl:21-15   vsWest:  7-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
125 Thu, Aug 23   LAA  L  13-14(10)  59-66  4th 13.5 gb
124 Wed, Aug 22   LAA  L   3-7       59-65  4th 13.0 gb
123 Tue, Aug 21   LAA  L   3-5       59-64  4th 13.0 gb
122 Sun, Aug 19  @NYY  L   1-4       59-63  4th 13.5 gb
121 Sat, Aug 18  @NYY  W   4-1       59-62  4th 12.5 gb
120 Fri, Aug 17  @NYY  L   4-6       58-62  4th 13.5 gb
119 Thu, Aug 16  @BAL  W   6-3       58-61  4th 12.5 gb
118 Wed, Aug 15  @BAL  L   3-5       57-61  4th 13.5 gb
117 Tue, Aug 14  @BAL  L   1-7       57-60  4th 12.5 gb
116 Sun, Aug 12  @CLE  W  14-1       57-59  4th 11.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:11-19
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, May 09, 2012 KCR  4  BOS  3        W:Bruce Chen (1-4), L: Jon Lester (1-3), S: Jonathan Broxton (7)
Tue, May 08, 2012 KCR  6  BOS  4        W:Jose Mijares (2-1), L: Daniel Bard (2-4), S: Jonathan Broxton (6)
Mon, May 07, 2012 BOS 11 @KCR  5        W:Felix Doubront (2-1), L: Jonathan Sanchez (1-2), S: Vicente Padilla (1)

Sun, Aug 21, 2011 BOS  6 @KCR  1        W:Jon Lester (13-6), L: Danny Duffy (3-8), S: none
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
Season Series: 2012 - KCR over 2-1; 2011 - BOS won 5-3; 2010 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - KCR leads 217-216

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 2012 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 (4.11 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.67 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Lester*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
37.Melancon
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
59.Mortensen
G/S/vB
44.Padilla
G/S/vB
63.Tazawa
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
34.Abreu# G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 14/4 .286/.286/.429/.714 .500/1.250 .800 14/.714 0/0 0/0
16.Butler G/S/vP 18/.801 5/1.350 3/.000 5/1.400 ··· 9/1.319 2/.000 5/1.400 8/.250 ··· 512/364 .303/.371/.510/.881 1.136/.783 .917 101/.898 2/1 25/1
6.Cain G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 164/110 .255/.299/.383/.681 .735/.655 .387 88/.609 5/0 4/3
1.Dyson* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 284/213 .272/.329/.343/.671 .515/.721 .695 41/.949 23/3 0/6
2.Escobar G/S/vP 6/.733 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/1.000 3/.000 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 494/347 .304/.342/.411/.752 .660/.792 .639 102/.743 25/4 4/15
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 11/.282 5/.900 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 13/.672 4/.500 3/.666 3/.666 ··· 471/332 .240/.287/.372/.659 .761/.617 .675 72/.744 3/6 11/1
9.Giavotella G/S/vP 6/.667 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 91/48 .207/.242/.241/.483 .458/.505 .560 18/.333 0/0 0/3
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 12/.083 2/1.500 1/3.000 7/.286 ··· 10/1.275 1/.000 3/1.667 10/.550 ··· 555/359 .289/.364/.435/.799 .611/.904 .783 102/.778 7/4 9/1
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 6/1.167 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 5/1.000 4/1.500 2/4.000 1/.000 ··· 478/317 .238/.308/.365/.672 .565/.728 .641 81/.724 12/1 11/9
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 3/1.167 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.900 3/.666 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 470/332 .251/.306/.441/.747 .684/.775 .662 77/.575 3/2 19/11
27.Pena# G/S/vP 8/.875 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 181/120 .250/.283/.339/.623 .641/.613 .523 29/.491 0/1 2/4
13.Perez G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 174/119 .297/.322/.509/.831 1.075/.718 .907 77/.751 0/0 8/2
IP 154.0 62.2 2.0 51.2 33.1 32.1 76.1 31.1 41.1 26.1 TOTAL .266/.317/.404/.721 .701/.730 .689 .707 94/30 103/82
ERA-K/9 5.03/7.8 4.60/8.2 4.50/18.0 2.61/8.5 6.48/7.0 2.78/10.3 3.77/9.0 2.30/6.9 4.35/9.8 1.37/7.5 4.37/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (47-15-5)
 Perez (15-11-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 656/.274 264/.240 11/.400 212/.226 145/.269 127/.188 325/.224 124/.200 179/.282 111/.292 .258  Francoeur
 Gordon
 Dyson
 Cain
 Hosmer
0/2/112/14
121/0/0/10
0/78/0/6
1/34/7/2
0/0/2/1
OPS .777 .693 .855 .660 .803 .563 .685 .629 .803 .705 .742
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 184/.735 143/.691 4/2.000 93/.598 62/.873 82/.362 113/.490 60/.543 85/.765 41/.675 .721
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 472/.794 121/.695 7/.286 119/.709 83/.751 45/.928 212/.788 64/.699 94/.837 70/.722 .760
Home 369/.895 154/.809 5/1.200 118/.747 89/.836 63/.551 149/.808 80/.636 87/.835 77/.615
Last 28d days 130/.592 56/.890 11/.855 35/.531 45/.567 34/.561 88/.794 49/.758 25/1.173 51/.853
HR/SB/CS 19/8/2 8/3/1 0/0/0 5/2/2 7/0/1 3/0/0 11/8/2 4/3/2 5/2/1 1/3/1 140/89/26
Usage ·····X·· X·o··o·o X····Xo· X····o·· Xo······ ····X·o· X·····X· X·X···X· X·X····· oX··o···
RedSox Batters (4.89 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.50 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Chen*
G/S/vB
67.Bueno*
G/S/vB
31.Coleman
G/S/vB
55.Collins*
G/S/vB
43.Crow
G/S/vB
40.Herrera
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
41.Jeffress
G/S/vB
53.Smith*
G/S/vB
61.Teaford*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP 4/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 461/327 .252/.284/.396/.680 .751/.651 .682 66/.691 11/4 12/12
77.Ciriaco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 126/89 .344/.355/.467/.822 .806/.828 .888 70/.862 8/0 1/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 5/1.400 ··· 1/no AB 1/3.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 197/127 .257/.305/.355/.660 .595/.698 .722 110/.634 7/0 1/0
50.Gomez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 36/28 .286/.306/.400/.706 .625/.729 .832 5/.600 0/0 0/4
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 6/.833 ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 2/2.500 527/345 .300/.343/.469/.812 .824/.806 .860 108/1.011 0/0 15/4
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 40/25 .135/.200/.189/.389 .343/.417 .438 40/.389 0/0 0/0
66.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 247/179 .250/.370/.392/.762 .514/.857 .800 8/.500 3/0 4/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 8/1.643 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 2/.500 2/2.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 480/332 .281/.336/.432/.769 .840/.738 .758 110/.883 11/4 11/3
26.Podsednik* G/S/vP 13/.968 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 106/92 .375/.402/.458/.860 .801/.869 1.016 36/.801 7/2 1/0
5.Punto# G/S/vP 10/1.056 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 148/127 .200/.301/.272/.573 .405/.602 .464 22/.427 5/0 1/2
7.Ross G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 379/269 .274/.339/.525/.864 1.153/.747 .995 97/.851 1/1 19/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 6/.500 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 354/310 .228/.285/.465/.750 .591/.773 .760 70/.540 0/1 21/6
IP 140.1 6.1 38.2 59.2 50.0 64.0 51.0 6.0 56.2 45.0 TOTAL .267/.324/.435/.759 .789/.746 .805 .747 67/19 139/70
ERA-K/9 5.45/6.6 2.84/1.4 3.96/10.0 3.17/12.2 3.60/9.0 2.53/8.6 3.00/11.6 0.00/10.5 5.40/6.0 4.60/5.2 4.26/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (5-0-0)
 Saltalamacchia (65-16-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 610/.283 26/.261 163/.203 242/.194 201/.232 254/.238 221/.246 28/.217 246/.282 189/.269 .263  Ross
 Nava
 Podsednik
 Gonzalez
 Ciriaco
 Ellsbury
21/7/63/7
59/0/1/5
11/17/4/1
0/0/18/1
0/1/2/0
0/44/0/0
OPS .812 .612 .747 .643 .609 .633 .660 .618 .816 .819 .752
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 162/.816 13/.962 61/.726 108/.734 73/.477 96/.729 87/.599 10/.300 72/.769 69/.862 .739
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 448/.810 13/.245 102/.758 134/.570 128/.686 158/.577 134/.701 18/.764 174/.836 120/.794 .761
Road 334/.846 8/.708 73/1.072 116/.395 84/.618 129/.584 105/.666 9/.476 139/.774 98/.965
Last 28d days 115/.803 8/.708 22/.508 39/.427 27/.617 48/.527 51/.479 19/.273 127/.794 27/.741
HR/SB/CS 24/18/6 0/0/0 7/0/2 7/7/0 3/2/1 4/8/4 1/2/2 0/2/0 9/5/1 9/2/1 120/94/43
Usage ·····X·· ···X···· ·X···o·· ·o··oX·X ·X···o·· ·Xo··oX· ··o·o·o· ···X···X ···X···· ···X····

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.