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Game Preview: BOS @ KCR, 2:10pm, Sunday, August 11, 2013 @Kauffman Stadium

RedSox, 71-48, 71-48 1st, 3 up

SP: John Lackey (34, RHP, 7-9, 3.21)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (7-9) 126.0 126 51 45 27 118 17 3.21
2011 (12-12) 160.0 203 119 114 56 108 20 6.41
2010 (14-11) 215.0 233 114 105 72 156 18 4.40
Last 7 GS 2-4 47.2 49 19 19 10 45 7 3.59 56
2013-08-05 @HOU L 6.0 8 2 2 2 10 0 113 56
2013-07-31 SEA ND 7.0 8 3 3 1 6 0 95 54
2013-07-26 @BAL L 6.1 9 5 5 1 2 3 105 36
2013-07-20 NYY L 6.1 10 4 4 0 7 0 97 44
2013-07-12 @OAK W 7.0 3 2 2 4 5 1 113 64
2013-07-07 @LAA L 7.0 5 2 2 1 9 2 116 67
2013-07-02 SDP W 8.0 6 1 1 1 6 1 103 71
Last 5 v.KCR 2-1 36.0 36 12 8 4 29 2 2.00 60
2011-07-27 KCR W 5.2 11 4 3 1 3 2 113 35
2009-09-05 @KCR ND 9.0 6 1 1 0 4 0 106 75
2007-06-25 KCR L 8.0 7 5 3 1 7 0 107 58
2007-04-30 @KCR W 6.1 8 1 1 1 7 0 106 59
2006-06-15 KCR ND 7.0 4 1 0 1 8 0 107 74
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-21   Road:   32-27   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  49-32   vsLHP:  22-16   1-Run:  16-11
 vsEast: 28-20   vsCntrl:14-13   vsWest: 20-12 IL: 9-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
119 Sat, Aug 10  @KCR  W   5-3       71-48  1st  3.0 up
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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Royals, 60-54, 60-54 3rd, 8½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: James Shields (31, RHP, 6-8, 3.36)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (6-8) 160.2 155 61 60 49 131 18 3.36
2012 (15-10) 227.2 208 103 89 58 223 25 3.52
2011 (16-12) 249.1 195 83 78 65 225 26 2.82
Last 7 GS 3-2 43.1 51 21 21 16 27 7 4.36 48
2013-08-06 MIN L 6.0 8 7 7 2 3 3 110 29
2013-08-01 @MIN W 6.0 5 2 2 5 4 1 116 53
2013-07-26 @CHW W 7.0 8 0 0 2 2 0 107 61
2013-07-21 DET L 7.0 9 3 3 0 6 2 99 53
2013-07-14 @CLE ND 5.0 7 3 3 3 4 0 113 42
2013-07-09 @NYY W 7.0 5 1 1 2 5 0 102 66
2013-07-04 CLE ND 5.1 9 5 5 2 3 1 104 31
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 34.2 33 12 12 14 27 4 3.12 56
2013-04-20 @BOS ND 6.0 4 1 1 3 8 0 106 65
2012-07-15 BOS L 5.0 11 6 6 3 5 2 113 23
2012-04-16 @BOS W 8.1 4 0 0 2 5 0 115 78
2011-09-16 @BOS L 7.0 7 4 4 3 4 1 111 48
2011-09-11 BOS W 8.1 7 1 1 3 5 1 121 67
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-26   Road:   29-28   ExtrInn: 8-2 
 vsRHP:  45-35   vsLHP:  15-19   1-Run:  22-17
 vsEast: 16-13   vsCntrl:29-20   vsWest:  8-14 IL: 7-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
114 Sat, Aug 10   BOS  L   3-5       60-54  3rd  8.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 BOS  5 @KCR  3        W:Brandon Workman (3-1), L: Jeremy Guthrie (12-8), S: Koji Uehara (12)
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)
Season Series: 2013 - KCR over 4-2; 2012 - BOS won 4-3; 2011 - BOS won 5-3; All-Time - KCR leads 222-221

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 (3.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
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
49.Joseph*
G/S/vB
53.Smith*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
37.Carp* G/S/vP 4/.750 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 4/1.250 2/.000 ··· 3/1.667 184/161 .309/.370/.564/.933 .759/.959 .895 35/.765 0/0 8/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP 5/.800 3/.666 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 11/.473 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 346/234 .252/.338/.437/.775 .615/.854 .703 84/.945 3/0 9/5
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 51/.711 13/1.129 2/.500 6/1.667 1/2.000 1/2.000 24/1.144 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 518/329 .305/.366/.440/.806 .662/.886 .833 99/.874 42/4 7/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP 3/1.167 25/.740 ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 1/no AB 6/1.833 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 256/121 .240/.340/.442/.782 .729/.841 .802 53/.982 0/0 10/1
26.Holt* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 71/59 .203/.265/.237/.502 .384/.523 .489 34/.354 1/0 0/2
20.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 2/1.500 ··· 4/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 57/34 .250/.298/.365/.664 .670/.657 .536 15/.667 0/0 0/0
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP 5/1.400 3/.000 ··· 1/5.000 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 220/152 .198/.233/.391/.624 .665/.606 .679 4/1.000 0/1 9/8
12.Napoli G/S/vP 21/.638 14/.500 2/.000 3/.333 2/.500 4/.833 11/.864 4/.250 ··· 3/.667 451/316 .251/.341/.441/.782 .739/.800 .785 84/.742 1/1 14/5
29.Nava# G/S/vP 11/.920 4/1.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/2.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 400/298 .282/.370/.416/.786 .595/.854 .752 34/.599 0/2 10/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 62/1.086 31/.795 1/.000 4/.250 3/.666 ··· 16/.837 2/.500 1/no AB ··· 425/274 .330/.409/.586/.996 .740/1.146 1.092 94/.954 4/0 22/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 56/.819 15/1.169 4/1.250 4/.500 4/.250 4/.750 22/1.088 2/2.500 1/.000 3/1.000 534/370 .292/.375/.406/.781 .879/.738 .662 102/.565 14/5 8/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 16/.125 9/.333 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 4/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 360/258 .265/.333/.446/.779 .561/.864 .693 73/.722 0/1 10/6
18.Victorino# G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 366/223 .285/.333/.411/.745 .796/.711 .694 97/.755 15/3 7/2
IP 160.2 65.1 16.1 41.0 36.2 41.0 46.0 45.0 3.1 19.1 TOTAL .274/.347/.438/.785 .710/.822 .759 .748 87/19 124/64
ERA-K/9 3.36/7.3 1.79/6.5 0.00/10.5 4.17/9.0 2.95/8.1 4.17/11.0 1.76/8.8 1.60/14.4 0.00/8.2 3.26/9.3 3.57/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (14-6-5)
 Saltalamacchia (65-16-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 669/.257 264/.216 56/.135 178/.245 162/.286 175/.221 176/.175 174/.180 16/.167 73/.239 .254  Victorino
 Gomes
 Nava
 Ellsbury
 Carp
0/3/82/7
67/0/4/5
47/1/49/4
0/109/0/3
33/0/2/0
OPS .702 .606 .355 .672 .742 .764 .546 .503 .542 .664 .708
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 366/.653 91/.806 22/.364 91/.595 79/.755 92/.700 89/.653 92/.550 6/.333 28/.438 .751
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 303/.762 173/.499 34/.345 87/.751 83/.731 83/.837 87/.436 82/.451 10/.650 45/.814 .660
Home 318/.763 163/.680 24/.554 77/.731 74/.753 77/.603 86/.501 95/.490 8/.393 53/.793
Last 28d days 115/.861 94/.469 26/.308 31/.608 33/.720 53/.558 43/.461 39/.520 8/.393 9/.000
HR/SB/CS 18/3/2 6/3/4 0/1/0 2/2/0 2/7/1 9/7/2 4/4/2 2/0/0 0/0/0 3/1/1 113/61/26
Usage ····X··· ··X····X ···X··o· ·X·o··Xo ···o···X ·X·X···X X·o····o ·o·X··oo X······· ····X···
Royals Batters (4.07 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.18 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Lackey
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
66.Britton*
G/S/vB
62.De La Rosa
G/S/vB
56.Morales*
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 12/1.250 6/1.133 ··· 1/5.000 2/.000 2/1.500 7/1.143 ··· 463/339 .286/.380/.422/.802 .855/.783 .848 88/.927 0/0 10/0
1.Dyson* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 120/88 .257/.319/.413/.732 .429/.839 .933 35/.655 16/4 2/2
2.Escobar G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 472/321 .241/.269/.309/.577 .689/.525 .548 90/.463 13/0 3/12
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 11/1.055 8/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 492/328 .267/.335/.413/.749 .862/.691 .683 98/.653 7/2 12/0
12.Hayes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 11/6 .273/.273/.455/.727 .000/1.333 .727 11/.727 0/0 0/0
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 3/1.666 6/.733 1/2.000 ··· 4/1.500 1/3.000 2/1.000 ··· 474/319 .299/.342/.443/.785 .816/.770 .787 100/.880 9/3 12/6
23.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/.600 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 166/121 .187/.227/.252/.479 .465/.484 .329 19/.056 13/0 2/2
26.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· 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/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 236/184 .298/.312/.436/.748 .745/.748 .647 62/.717 3/2 4/1
27.Maxwell G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/5.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 174/116 .268/.339/.452/.791 .804/.785 .842 60/1.039 4/1 5/3
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 3/1.167 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 384/290 .230/.286/.364/.650 .535/.687 .704 85/.835 1/4 10/12
24.Tejada G/S/vP 48/.739 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 167/80 .288/.317/.378/.695 .617/.783 .660 64/.723 1/0 3/2
IP 126.0 41.2 12.0 2.0 12.1 54.0 53.1 26.1 TOTAL .260/.315/.379/.694 .680/.700 .692 .725 87/20 78/57
ERA-K/9 3.21/8.4 2.38/4.5 2.25/7.5 9.00/9.0 7.30/8.0 2.50/9.7 1.35/12.5 4.78/9.2 3.87/8.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 525/.257 172/.261 42/.211 8/.250 58/.292 219/.255 197/.151 111/.294 .254  Gordon
 Maxwell
 Lough
 Dyson
 Johnson
 Hosmer
109/0/0/10
0/26/22/4
11/5/50/4
0/36/0/3
1/0/2/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .717 .708 .528 1.250 .893 .717 .468 .801 .729
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 304/.632 74/.850 23/.568 5/.000 17/.494 106/.749 107/.337 73/.752 .698
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 221/.832 98/.600 19/.474 3/3.333 41/1.069 113/.686 90/.624 38/.894 .756
Road 306/.771 80/.576 15/.585 8/1.250 46/.820 114/.691 97/.424 60/.946
Last 28d days 112/.851 40/.699 42/.528 8/1.250 / 48/.529 37/.274 80/.830
HR/SB/CS 17/26/5 2/0/2 1/1/1 2/0/0 2/0/1 7/2/2 5/1/1 4/4/2 128/94/30
Usage ·····X·· oo···o·o ·X··X·o· ··X·X··· ········ X··X·o·o o··X··oX 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.