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Game Preview: BOS @ KCR, 7:10pm, Saturday, August 10, 2013 @Kauffman Stadium

RedSox, 70-48, 70-48 1st, 2 up

SP: Felix Doubront (25, LHP, 8-5, 3.56)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (8-5) 124.0 119 54 49 51 112 8 3.56
2012 (11-10) 161.0 162 95 87 71 167 24 4.86
2011 (0-0) 10.1 12 7 7 8 6 1 6.10
Last 7 GS 4-2 45.0 37 12 11 15 36 2 2.20 59
2013-08-04 ARI W 7.0 5 0 0 0 5 0 95 72
2013-07-29 TBR L 5.0 8 2 2 3 4 0 104 44
2013-07-24 TBR L 6.2 6 3 3 2 5 0 104 53
2013-07-19 NYY W 6.1 3 2 1 3 5 0 93 63
2013-07-10 @SEA W 7.0 5 1 1 2 6 0 107 67
2013-07-05 @LAA W 6.2 5 2 2 2 5 1 97 59
2013-06-29 TOR ND 6.1 5 2 2 3 6 1 103 58
Last 5 v.KCR 1-0 11.1 13 9 7 5 9 1 5.56 43
2012-08-26 KCR ND 5.0 6 4 4 2 7 1 98 44
2012-05-07 @KCR W 6.1 7 5 3 3 2 0 111 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-21   Road:   31-27   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  48-32   vsLHP:  22-16   1-Run:  16-11
 vsEast: 28-20   vsCntrl:13-13   vsWest: 20-12 IL: 9-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
118 Fri, Aug  9  @KCR  L   6-9       70-48  1st  2.0 up
117 Thu, Aug  8  @KCR  L   1-5       70-47  1st  2.0 up
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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Royals, 60-53, 60-53 3rd, 7½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Jeremy Guthrie (34, RHP, 12-7, 3.96)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (12-7) 147.2 150 69 65 49 81 23 3.96
2012 (8-12) 181.2 206 109 96 50 101 30 4.76
2011 (9-17) 208.0 213 113 100 66 130 26 4.33
Last 7 GS 5-1 47.0 45 19 19 13 32 4 3.64 54
2013-08-05 MIN W 9.0 4 0 0 1 7 0 106 85
2013-07-31 @MIN W 6.0 6 2 2 2 5 1 107 55
2013-07-25 BAL W 6.0 6 1 1 1 5 0 102 60
2013-07-20 DET W 6.0 10 5 5 2 6 0 106 36
2013-07-13 @CLE L 7.0 8 5 5 3 3 1 114 41
2013-07-08 @NYY W 6.2 6 1 1 1 3 1 92 60
2013-07-03 CLE ND 6.1 5 5 5 3 3 1 103 43
Last 5 v.BOS 2-0 27.2 41 17 16 9 16 5 5.20 42
2013-04-21 @BOS ND 6.0 9 4 4 4 2 1 112 36
2012-08-25 @BOS ND 2.2 7 7 6 2 1 2 53 17
2011-09-19 @BOS W 6.0 10 4 4 1 3 1 90 38
2011-07-19 BOS W 7.0 8 2 2 1 4 1 110 56
2011-04-27 BOS ND 6.0 7 0 0 1 6 0 111 63
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-25   Road:   29-28   ExtrInn: 8-2 
 vsRHP:  45-35   vsLHP:  15-18   1-Run:  22-17
 vsEast: 16-12   vsCntrl:29-20   vsWest:  8-14 IL: 7-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
113 Fri, Aug  9   BOS  W   9-6       60-53  3rd  7.5 gb
112 Thu, Aug  8   BOS  W   5-1       59-53  3rd  8.5 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:16-4    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 09, 2013 KCR  9  BOS  6        W:Francisley Bueno (1-0), L: Drake Britton (1-1), S: Greg Holland (31)
Thu, Aug 08, 2013 KCR  5  BOS  1        W:Bruce Chen (5-0), L: Jon Lester (10-7), S: Luke Hochevar (2)
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)
Season Series: 2013 - KCR over 4-1; 2012 - BOS won 4-3; 2011 - BOS won 5-3; All-Time - KCR leads 222-220

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 (5.06 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (3.82 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Guthrie
G/S/vB
67.Bueno*
G/S/vB
52.Chen*
G/S/vB
31.Coleman
G/S/vB
55.Collins*
G/S/vB
43.Crow
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 9/2.112 ··· 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 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 11/.473 2/.000 342/231 .252/.339/.436/.775 .621/.851 .702 80/.955 3/0 9/5
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 46/.983 3/.000 13/1.129 2/.500 6/1.667 1/2.000 1/2.000 24/1.144 1/.000 513/325 .299/.361/.432/.793 .666/.864 .808 99/.830 41/4 7/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP 13/1.240 ··· 25/.740 ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 1/no AB 6/1.833 2/.000 256/121 .240/.340/.442/.782 .729/.841 .802 57/.964 0/0 10/1
26.Holt* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 71/59 .203/.265/.237/.502 .384/.523 .489 39/.361 1/0 0/2
20.Lavarnway G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· 3/.666 2/1.500 ··· 4/.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 18/1.319 ··· 14/.500 2/.000 3/.333 2/.500 4/.833 10/.956 4/.250 447/312 .253/.345/.445/.790 .739/.811 .800 81/.772 1/1 14/5
29.Nava# G/S/vP 5/.900 1/.000 4/1.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/2.500 1/.000 1/.000 399/298 .282/.371/.418/.789 .602/.854 .756 38/.589 0/2 10/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 45/1.133 1/.000 31/.795 1/.000 4/.250 3/.666 ··· 15/.900 2/.500 420/270 .333/.412/.593/1.005 .735/1.165 1.114 94/.954 4/0 22/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 54/.838 1/.000 15/1.169 4/1.250 4/.500 4/.250 4/.750 21/1.064 2/2.500 529/366 .293/.374/.408/.782 .885/.737 .662 102/.597 14/5 8/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 14/1.417 2/2.000 9/.333 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 4/.000 2/.000 356/255 .265/.334/.449/.783 .567/.866 .697 69/.735 0/1 10/6
23.Snyder G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 44/16 .209/.227/.419/.646 .964/.063 .321 19/.526 0/0 2/1
18.Victorino# G/S/vP 7/.929 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 361/223 .287/.335/.415/.750 .786/.711 .703 92/.775 14/3 7/2
IP 147.2 2.1 65.1 16.1 41.0 36.2 41.0 45.0 45.0 TOTAL .273/.346/.438/.785 .712/.821 .759 .740 85/19 124/64
ERA-K/9 3.96/4.9 0.00/0.0 1.79/6.5 0.00/10.5 4.17/9.0 2.95/8.1 4.17/11.0 1.80/8.6 1.60/14.4 3.56/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (14-6-5)
 Saltalamacchia (63-16-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 629/.265 8/.125 264/.216 56/.135 178/.245 162/.286 175/.221 171/.173 174/.180 .253  Victorino
 Gomes
 Nava
 Ellsbury
 Carp
0/3/81/7
67/0/4/5
46/1/49/4
0/108/0/3
32/0/2/0
OPS .760 .250 .606 .355 .672 .742 .764 .542 .503 .708
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 355/.857 4/.000 91/.806 22/.364 91/.595 79/.755 92/.700 87/.645 92/.550 .749
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 274/.635 4/.500 173/.499 34/.345 87/.751 83/.731 83/.837 84/.437 82/.451 .662
Home 299/.651 8/.250 163/.680 24/.554 77/.731 74/.753 77/.603 81/.491 95/.490
Last 28d days 111/.637 8/.250 94/.469 31/.374 35/.749 37/.787 53/.558 38/.437 39/.520
HR/SB/CS 23/5/3 0/0/0 6/3/4 0/1/0 2/2/0 2/7/1 9/7/2 4/4/2 2/0/0 113/59/26
Usage ····X··· X······· ·X····X· ··X··o·X X·o··Xo· ··o···XX X·X···XX ·o····o· o·X··oo·
Royals Batters (4.08 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.19 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Doubront*
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
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Butler G/S/vP 6/.167 2/2.500 6/1.133 ··· 1/5.000 12/1.250 1/.000 6/1.333 ··· 458/337 .282/.378/.415/.792 .833/.778 .830 88/.914 0/0 10/0
6.Cain G/S/vP 3/2.667 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 386/267 .261/.324/.362/.686 .569/.737 .662 71/.659 12/4 4/2
1.Dyson* G/S/vP 4/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 116/86 .264/.322/.425/.746 .419/.859 .973 31/.700 16/4 2/2
2.Escobar G/S/vP 6/.900 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 467/319 .241/.267/.309/.576 .694/.522 .545 89/.457 13/0 3/12
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 7/.762 2/2.000 8/.500 ··· 1/.000 11/1.055 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 487/326 .267/.335/.415/.749 .857/.696 .683 98/.660 6/2 12/0
12.Hayes G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/4 .286/.286/.429/.714 .000/1.250 .714 7/.714 0/0 0/0
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 5/.400 1/.000 5/.900 1/2.000 ··· 3/1.666 1/3.000 1/2.000 ··· 469/318 .298/.342/.441/.783 .804/.773 .782 100/.859 9/3 12/6
23.Johnson# G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 165/120 .188/.228/.253/.482 .465/.488 .334 18/.059 13/0 2/2
26.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/1.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/.000 5/.000 ··· 99/80 .176/.384/.432/.816 .522/.879 .944 28/.853 1/0 5/4
7.Lough* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 236/184 .298/.312/.436/.748 .745/.748 .647 66/.735 3/2 4/1
27.Maxwell G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/.500 ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 170/114 .266/.335/.455/.790 .771/.799 .841 59/.994 4/1 5/3
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· ··· 380/288 .233/.289/.368/.657 .548/.692 .721 85/.835 1/4 10/12
24.Tejada G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 48/.739 ··· ··· ··· 164/79 .288/.317/.379/.696 .632/.766 .659 61/.726 0/0 3/2
IP 124.0 10.0 41.0 12.0 2.0 126.0 52.0 52.1 25.0 TOTAL .260/.314/.379/.693 .677/.700 .691 .723 85/20 78/57
ERA-K/9 3.56/8.1 3.60/4.5 2.41/4.6 2.25/7.5 9.00/9.0 3.21/8.4 2.60/9.7 1.38/12.7 5.04/8.6 3.88/8.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hayes (1-1-0)
 Kottaras (23-7-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 532/.254 46/.279 171/.263 42/.211 8/.250 525/.257 211/.255 194/.153 105/.292 .254  Gordon
 Cain
 Lough
 Maxwell
 Dyson
 Hosmer
 Johnson
108/0/0/9
0/84/18/7
11/5/50/4
0/26/21/4
0/35/0/3
0/0/1/0
1/0/2/0
OPS .698 .698 .713 .528 1.250 .717 .716 .476 .809 .729
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 134/.671 21/.396 73/.862 23/.568 5/.000 304/.632 102/.779 105/.344 71/.775 .700
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 398/.707 25/.942 98/.600 19/.474 3/3.333 221/.832 109/.654 89/.631 34/.882 .754
Road 243/.793 14/.593 79/.584 15/.585 8/1.250 306/.771 106/.686 94/.438 54/.980
Last 28d days 102/.593 33/.797 46/.677 42/.528 8/1.250 112/.851 40/.481 40/.304 95/.741
HR/SB/CS 8/13/2 1/1/1 2/0/2 1/1/1 2/0/0 17/26/5 7/2/2 5/1/1 4/2/2 128/92/30
Usage ·····X·· X······X o···o·o· X··X·o·· ·X·X···· ····X··· ··X·o·oX ··X··oX· ···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.