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Game Preview: BOS @ KCR, 8:10pm, Thursday, August 8, 2013 @Kauffman Stadium

RedSox, 70-46, 70-46 1st, 2½ up

SP: Jon Lester (29, LHP, 10-6, 4.52)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (10-6) 143.1 149 74 72 47 125 18 4.52
2012 (9-14) 205.1 216 117 110 68 166 25 4.82
2011 (15-9) 191.2 166 77 74 75 182 20 3.47
Last 7 GS 3-2 43.0 48 21 21 11 42 5 4.40 51
2013-08-02 ARI ND 4.1 11 6 6 0 6 1 102 23
2013-07-28 @BAL W 7.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 99 75
2013-07-23 TBR W 6.1 7 2 2 0 8 2 96 59
2013-07-13 @OAK L 6.1 6 3 3 3 4 1 100 50
2013-07-08 @SEA L 5.0 9 5 5 2 6 1 112 33
2013-07-03 SDP ND 7.0 6 1 1 1 5 0 102 65
2013-06-27 TOR W 7.0 5 4 4 3 5 0 95 53
Last 5 v.KCR 3-1 30.1 26 10 7 15 23 1 2.08 57
2012-08-24 KCR W 7.0 6 3 3 4 6 1 93 55
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-21   Road:   31-25   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  48-31   vsLHP:  22-15   1-Run:  16-11
 vsEast: 28-20   vsCntrl:13-11   vsWest: 20-12 IL: 9-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
116 Wed, Aug  7  @HOU  W   7-5       70-46  1st  2.5 up
115 Tue, Aug  6  @HOU  W  15-10      69-46  1st  1.5 up
114 Mon, Aug  5  @HOU  L   0-2       68-46  1st  0.5 up
113 Sun, Aug  4   ARI  W   4-0       68-45  1st  1.0 up
112 Sat, Aug  3   ARI  W   5-2       67-45  1st  1.0 up
111 Fri, Aug  2   ARI  L   6-7       66-45  1st  1.0 up
110 Thu, Aug  1   SEA  W   8-7       66-44  1st  1.0 up
109 Wed, Jul 31   SEA  W   5-4 (15)  65-44  1st  0.5 up
108 Tue, Jul 30   SEA  W   8-2       64-44  2nd  0.5 gb
107 Mon, Jul 29   TBR  L   1-2       63-44  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Royals, 58-53, 58-53 3rd, 8½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Bruce Chen (36, LHP, 4-0, 2.03)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (4-0) 57.2 47 15 13 16 45 6 2.03
2012 (11-14) 191.2 215 114 108 47 140 33 5.07
2011 (12-8) 155.0 152 71 65 50 97 18 3.77
Last 7 GS 2-2 43.0 36 12 8 10 33 5 1.67 59
2013-08-03 @NYM ND 6.0 4 1 1 0 8 1 94 68
2013-07-28 @CHW ND 6.0 3 2 2 2 5 1 94 61
2013-07-23 BAL W 6.0 3 1 1 0 4 1 94 66
2013-07-12 @CLE ND 6.0 1 0 0 1 4 0 97 73
2012-10-01 DET L 5.2 10 6 2 1 3 2 90 35
2012-09-25 @DET L 6.2 10 2 2 3 5 0 115 48
2012-09-19 CHW W 6.2 5 0 0 3 4 0 114 65
Last 5 v.BOS 1-2 23.2 33 20 20 9 20 3 7.61 39
2012-08-24 @BOS ND 6.0 8 3 3 1 5 0 98 48
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-25   Road:   29-28   ExtrInn: 8-2 
 vsRHP:  44-35   vsLHP:  14-18   1-Run:  22-17
 vsEast: 14-12   vsCntrl:29-20   vsWest:  8-14 IL: 7-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
111 Wed, Aug  7   MIN  W   5-2       58-53  3rd  8.5 gb
110 Tue, Aug  6   MIN  L   0-7       57-53  3rd  8.5 gb
109 Mon, Aug  5   MIN  W  13-0       57-52  3rd  7.5 gb
108 Sun, Aug  4  @NYM  W   6-2       56-52  3rd  7.5 gb
107 Sat, Aug  3  @NYM  W   4-3 (12)  55-52  3rd  7.5 gb
106 Fri, Aug  2  @NYM  L   2-4 (11)  54-52  3rd  7.5 gb
105 Thu, Aug  1  @MIN  W   7-2       54-51  3rd  6.5 gb
104 Wed, Jul 31  @MIN  W   4-3       53-51  3rd  7.0 gb
103 Tue, Jul 30  @MIN  W   7-2       52-51  3rd  7.0 gb
102 Sun, Jul 28  @CHW  W   4-2 (12)  51-51  3rd  7.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 KCR  5 @BOS  4 (10)   W:Kelvin Herrera (2-2), L: Andrew Miller (0-1), S: Greg Holland (5)
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 KCR  4 @BOS  2        W:Ervin Santana (2-1), L: Ryan Dempster (0-2), S: Greg Holland (4)
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 BOS  4  KCR  3        W:Clay Buchholz (4-0), L: Kelvin Herrera (1-2), S: Andrew Bailey (3)

Mon, Aug 27, 2012 BOS  5  KCR  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-3), L: Luke Hochevar (7-12), S: none
Sun, Aug 26, 2012 BOS  8  KCR  6        W:Pedro Beato (1-0), L: Will Smith (4-6), S: Mark Melancon (1)
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 KCR 10 @BOS  9 (12)   W:Francisley Bueno (1-0), L: Junichi Tazawa (0-1), S: Greg Holland (7)
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 BOS  4  KCR  3        W:Jon Lester (8-10), L: Kelvin Herrera (1-2), S: Andrew Bailey (1)
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)
Season Series: 2013 - KCR over 2-1; 2012 - BOS won 4-3; 2011 - BOS won 5-3; All-Time - Tied 220-220

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 2013 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 (5.09 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (3.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Chen*
G/S/vB
31.Coleman
G/S/vB
55.Collins*
G/S/vB
43.Crow
G/S/vB
41.Duffy*
G/S/vB
40.Herrera
G/S/vB
44.Hochevar
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
37.Carp* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 2/.000 180/157 .302/.361/.562/.923 .759/.948 .874 36/.716 0/0 8/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 10/.311 1/.000 333/226 .249/.339/.439/.779 .626/.853 .704 71/.998 3/0 9/3
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 9/1.194 2/.500 5/1.600 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 24/1.144 1/.000 504/322 .298/.360/.433/.793 .658/.866 .807 98/.759 40/3 7/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP 22/.844 ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 5/1.600 2/.000 252/120 .239/.341/.441/.783 .748/.821 .803 53/.982 0/0 10/0
26.Holt* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 64/56 .231/.295/.269/.564 .629/.554 .576 39/.486 1/0 0/2
20.Lavarnway G/S/vP 3/.666 2/1.500 ··· 4/.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 3/.000 1/.000 57/34 .250/.298/.365/.664 .670/.657 .536 20/.566 0/0 0/0
12.Napoli G/S/vP 11/.455 2/.000 3/.333 2/.500 4/2.750 3/.333 9/1.069 3/.333 438/306 .250/.340/.443/.783 .741/.801 .787 80/.801 1/1 14/5
29.Nava# G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 391/294 .282/.371/.420/.791 .606/.854 .760 38/.532 0/2 10/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 31/.795 1/.000 3/.333 3/.666 5/1.800 ··· 15/.900 2/.500 415/267 .332/.412/.587/.999 .746/1.150 1.105 97/.866 4/0 21/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 12/1.326 4/1.250 3/.667 4/.250 8/1.357 4/.750 20/1.125 2/2.500 520/362 .295/.375/.412/.787 .906/.736 .668 101/.598 14/5 8/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 6/.500 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 2/.000 349/252 .264/.335/.449/.784 .570/.864 .696 70/.691 0/1 10/6
23.Snyder G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 44/16 .209/.227/.419/.646 .964/.063 .321 19/.526 0/0 2/1
18.Victorino# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 352/222 .291/.338/.422/.760 .807/.714 .722 91/.808 14/3 7/2
IP 57.2 16.1 40.0 36.2 3.2 40.0 43.2 44.0 TOTAL .274/.347/.440/.787 .721/.819 .761 .724 84/18 123/60
ERA-K/9 2.03/7.0 0.00/10.5 4.28/9.2 2.95/8.1 4.91/17.0 4.28/11.0 1.65/8.9 1.64/14.3 3.56/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (14-6-5)
 Saltalamacchia (62-15-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 236/.220 56/.135 174/.248 162/.286 19/.353 171/.220 166/.166 171/.184 .253  Victorino
 Gomes
 Nava
 Ellsbury
 Carp
0/3/79/7
66/0/4/5
45/1/49/4
0/106/0/3
32/0/2/0
OPS .631 .355 .673 .742 .950 .771 .528 .512 .708
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 81/.833 22/.364 89/.594 79/.755 6/.900 89/.725 85/.636 90/.563 .749
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 155/.525 34/.345 85/.753 83/.731 13/.968 82/.822 81/.415 81/.457 .663
Home 135/.741 24/.554 73/.735 74/.753 19/.950 73/.609 76/.456 92/.507
Last 28d days 86/.431 31/.374 33/.840 42/.869 19/.950 49/.563 38/.382 36/.564
HR/SB/CS 6/3/3 0/1/0 2/2/0 2/7/1 0/0/0 9/7/2 4/4/2 2/0/0 112/58/25
Usage ····X··· X··o·XX· o··Xo··X o···XX·o X······· X···XX·o ····o·X· X··oo··X
Royals Batters (4.03 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.15 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
54.Beato
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
66.Britton*
G/S/vB
62.De La Rosa
G/S/vB
41.Lackey
G/S/vB
36.Tazawa
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
67.Workman
G/S/vB
35.Wright
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Butler G/S/vP 21/.675 1/2.000 5/1.400 ··· ··· 12/1.250 1/.000 6/1.333 ··· ··· 449/332 .278/.374/.403/.777 .851/.751 .799 87/.806 0/0 9/0
6.Cain G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 382/267 .258/.322/.358/.680 .562/.730 .660 71/.631 12/4 4/2
1.Dyson* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 116/86 .264/.322/.425/.746 .419/.859 .973 35/.655 16/4 2/2
2.Escobar G/S/vP 10/.686 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 460/315 .238/.265/.307/.572 .694/.515 .534 91/.425 12/0 3/12
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 16/.388 1/2.000 7/.286 ··· ··· 11/1.055 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 478/321 .265/.333/.405/.738 .863/.676 .670 98/.561 6/2 11/0
12.Hayes G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/4 .500/.500/.750/1.250 /1.250 1.250 4/1.250 0/0 0/0
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 9/1.667 1/.000 4/.583 ··· ··· 3/1.666 1/3.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 460/315 .297/.342/.443/.785 .810/.774 .787 99/.848 9/3 12/6
23.Johnson# G/S/vP 7/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 162/117 .192/.233/.258/.491 .465/.501 .347 18/.118 13/0 2/2
26.Kottaras* G/S/vP 3/1.666 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 5/.000 ··· ··· 95/77 .167/.368/.431/.799 .487/.868 .916 25/.815 1/0 5/4
7.Lough* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 231/180 .299/.314/.439/.753 .751/.754 .655 69/.726 3/2 4/1
27.Maxwell G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 161/109 .253/.323/.411/.734 .804/.700 .737 53/.858 4/1 3/3
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 6/.750 ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 372/283 .229/.288/.368/.655 .520/.698 .720 85/.835 1/3 10/12
24.Tejada G/S/vP 21/.611 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 48/.739 ··· ··· ··· ··· 159/78 .297/.327/.392/.719 .664/.777 .703 60/.774 0/0 3/2
IP 143.1 8.2 40.0 11.1 1.0 126.0 52.0 52.1 25.0 13.1 TOTAL .258/.313/.375/.688 .681/.691 .683 .683 84/19 74/57
ERA-K/9 4.52/7.9 3.12/4.1 2.48/4.5 0.79/8.0 0.00/18.0 3.21/8.4 2.77/9.7 1.38/12.7 5.04/8.6 5.40/6.8 3.84/8.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hayes (1-0-0)
 Kottaras (22-7-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 615/.265 38/.250 167/.257 38/.194 3/.000 525/.257 211/.260 194/.153 105/.292 59/.245 .253  Gordon
 Cain
 Lough
 Maxwell
 Dyson
 Hosmer
 Johnson
106/0/0/9
0/83/18/7
11/5/49/4
0/25/20/4
0/35/0/3
0/0/1/0
1/0/2/0
OPS .755 .623 .706 .488 .000 .717 .726 .476 .809 .659 .727
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 119/.806 17/.301 71/.829 20/.472 2/.000 304/.632 102/.779 105/.344 71/.775 44/.760 .700
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 496/.742 21/.881 96/.614 18/.500 1/.000 221/.832 109/.674 89/.631 34/.882 15/.350 .751
Road 371/.781 6/.000 75/.561 11/.455 3/.000 306/.771 106/.706 94/.438 54/.980 28/.495
Last 28d days 104/.792 25/.711 42/.643 38/.488 3/.000 140/.803 46/.552 43/.282 95/.741 18/.603
HR/SB/CS 18/9/2 1/1/1 2/0/2 1/1/1 0/0/0 17/26/5 7/2/2 5/1/1 4/2/2 0/1/0 124/91/29
Usage ·····X·· ·····X·· ··o·o··X ·X·o···X ·X······ ··X····X X·o·oX·o X··oX··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.