Kansas City 6, Boston 5
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(41-53)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 6 9 0
Boston 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 5 10 1
WP: O. Perez (5-8) S: O. Dotel (10)
LP: J. Tavarez (5-8)
(56-38)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 4th: Kansas City
- R. Gload hit sacrifice fly to right, M. Grudzielanek scored
- A. Gordon singled to right, M. Teahen scored
Bot 4th: Boston
- J. Varitek grounded into fielder's choice, M. Ramirez scored, K. Youkilis to third, M. Lowell out at second
- J. Lugo doubled to left, J. Varitek and K. Youkilis scored, C. Crisp to third
- J.D. Drew hit sacrifice fly to left, C. Crisp scored
Top 5th: Kansas City
- M. Grudzielanek doubled to deep left, D. DeJesus scored
- B. Butler doubled to deep center, M. Grudzielanek and M. Teahen scored
- A. Gordon singled to center, B. Butler scored
Bot 5th: Boston
- M. Ramirez homered to deep center
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. DeJesus cf 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .272
M. Grudzielanek 2b 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .281
M. Teahen rf 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 .284
B. Butler 1b 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 .311
    E. German pr-3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281
R. Gload dh 3 0 0 1 0 2 3 .256
A. Gordon 3b-1b 4 0 2 2 0 1 0 .240
E. Brown lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .236
J. Smith ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .200
J. LaRue c 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .173
 Totals 34 6 9 6 1 8 7  
 Batting
2B - M Grudzielanek (19, J Tavarez); B Butler (9, J Tavarez).
SF - R Gload.
RBI - R Gload (26), A Gordon 2 (31), M Grudzielanek (30), B Butler 2 (21).
2-out RBI - A Gordon 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Smith 1, E Brown 1.
Team LOB - 3.
 Base Running
CS - E German (5, 2nd base by M Delcarmen/J Varitek), A Gordon (3, 2nd base by M Timlin/J Varitek).
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J.D. Drew rf 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 .252
D. Pedroia 2b 5 0 3 0 0 1 1 .316
D. Ortiz dh 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 .321
    A. Cora pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279
M. Ramirez lf 4 2 2 1 1 0 3 .292
K. Youkilis 1b 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .313
M. Lowell 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .306
J. Varitek c 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 .270
C. Crisp cf 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .266
J. Lugo ss 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 .218
 Totals 36 5 10 5 3 5 13  
 Batting
2B - D Pedroia (22, O Perez); J Lugo (16, O Perez).
3B - C Crisp (6, J Soria).
HR - M Ramirez (14, 5th inning off O Perez 0 on, 1 Out).
SF - J Drew.
RBI - J Varitek (39), J Lugo 2 (42), J Drew (34), M Ramirez (54).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Ortiz 1, J Lugo 1, K Youkilis 2, D Pedroia 1.
Team LOB - 8.
 Fielding
E - M Lowell (14, ground ball).
DP - 1 (J Varitek-J Lugo).
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
O. Perez (W, 5-8) 5.0 7 5 5 2 2 1 5.84
D. Riske (H, 10) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.47
J. Gobble (H, 8) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.67
J. Soria (H, 9) 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.98
O. Dotel (S, 10) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.15
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Tavarez (L, 5-8) 4.2 9 6 4 0 3 0 5.27
M. Timlin 2.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.56
M. Delcarmen 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.23
J. Papelbon 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.82
Pitches-strikes - O Perez 95-61; D Riske 8-7; J Gobble 8-6; J Soria 33-21; O Dotel 13-8; J Tavarez 76-51; M Timlin 20-13; M Delcarmen 17-8; J Papelbon 11-8.
Ground balls-fly balls - O Perez 9-4; D Riske 2-1; J Gobble 1-0; J Soria 1-2; O Dotel 1-1; J Tavarez 7-4; M Timlin 2-3; M Delcarmen 0-0; J Papelbon 0-1.
Batters faced - O Perez 24; D Riske 3; J Gobble 3; J Soria 6; O Dotel 4; J Tavarez 24; M Timlin 6; M Delcarmen 3; J Papelbon 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Larry Vanover. 1B--Tony Randazzo. 2B--Charlie Reliford. 3B--Greg Gibson.
Time: 3:08.
Attendance: 36,681.
Weather: 66 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 7 mph, out to left.

Updated on Thursday, Jul 19, 2007 5:27 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Kansas City
B. Butler B. Butler
2-3
2 RBI
 Boston
M. Ramirez M. Ramirez
2-4, 1 HR
1 RBI