Kansas City 4, Boston 3
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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 0
Kansas City 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 X 4 8 0
WP: G. Meche (10-9) S: J. Soria (32)
LP: C. Buchholz (2-7)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Boston
- D. Ortiz grounded out to first, J.D. Drew scored, D. Pedroia to third
- K. Youkilis doubled to deep right, D. Pedroia scored
Bot 2nd: Kansas City
- A. Gordon homered to deep right
Bot 3rd: Kansas City
- M. Teahen singled to left, M. Aviles scored, E. German to third
- B. Butler hit sacrifice fly to deep right, E. German scored, M. Teahen to third
- J. Buck hit by pitch, M. Teahen scored, J. Guillen to third, A. Gordon to second
Top 9th: Boston
- J. Bay singled to third, C. Crisp scored, J. Ellsbury to third, K. Youkilis to second
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J.D. Drew rf 4 1 0 0 1 2 2 .283
D. Pedroia 2b 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 .317
    J. Ellsbury pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259
D. Ortiz dh 5 0 0 1 0 1 2 .254
K. Youkilis 3b 3 0 1 1 2 1 1 .316
J. Bay lf 5 0 1 1 0 2 4 .312
S. Casey 1b 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .355
J. Lowrie ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .293
J. Varitek c 2 0 1 0 2 1 2 .220
C. Crisp cf 4 1 1 0 0 3 3 .250
 Totals 36 3 9 3 6 12 18  
 Batting
2B - D Pedroia (34, G Meche); K Youkilis (28, G Meche).
RBI - D Ortiz (48), K Youkilis (76), J Bay (4).
2-out RBI - J Bay.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Varitek 1, S Casey 3, J Bay 1.
Team LOB - 12.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (D Pedroia-J Lowrie-S Casey).
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Aviles ss-2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .338
E. German 2b-lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .244
M. Teahen rf 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 .245
J. Guillen dh 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 .264
B. Butler 1b 3 0 0 1 0 2 3 .268
    T. Pena Jr. ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .148
A. Gordon 3b 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 .254
J. Buck c 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 .244
R. Gload lf-1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .271
M. Maier cf 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .310
 Totals 30 4 8 4 3 6 11  
 Batting
2B - J Guillen 2 (31, C Buchholz, J Masterson).
HR - A Gordon (13, 2nd inning off C Buchholz 0 on, 1 Out).
SF - B Butler.
RBI - A Gordon (49), M Teahen (35), B Butler (39), J Buck (39).
2-out RBI - J Buck.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Gload 2, M Teahen 1, B Butler 1.
GIDP - J Buck.
Team LOB - 7.
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
C. Buchholz (L, 2-7) 6.0 7 4 4 3 4 1 5.94
J. Masterson 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.61
J. Lopez 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.51
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
G. Meche (W, 10-9) 6.0 4 2 2 5 9 0 4.17
R. Ramirez (H, 15) 1.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.89
R. Mahay (H, 19) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.20
J. Soria (S, 32) 1.0 3 1 1 1 1 0 1.57
WP - C Buchholz.
IBB - A Gordon (by C Buchholz), K Youkilis (by J Soria).
HBP - J Buck (by C Buchholz).
Pitches-strikes - C Buchholz 93-57; J Masterson 15-11; J Lopez 7-4; G Meche 109-66; R Ramirez 21-14; R Mahay 9-6; J Soria 31-17.
Ground balls-fly balls - C Buchholz 11-3; J Masterson 1-0; J Lopez 1-2; G Meche 6-3; R Ramirez 2-2; R Mahay 0-0; J Soria 1-1.
Batters faced - C Buchholz 28; J Masterson 4; J Lopez 3; G Meche 27; R Ramirez 7; R Mahay 1; J Soria 7.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Doug Eddings. 1B--Ted Barrett. 2B--Dana Demuth. 3B--Lance Barksdale.
Time: 2:59.
Attendance: 24,378.
Weather: 96 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, right to left.
Game Notes
BOSTON THIRD BASEMAN KEVIN YOUKILIS EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 11 GAMES WITH A DOUBLE IN THE FIRST INNING.
BOSTON RIGHT FIELDER JASON BAY EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 12 GAMES WITH AN INFIELD SINGLE IN THE NINTH INNING.

Updated on Monday, Aug 4, 2008 11:25 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Boston
D. Pedroia Dustin Pedroia
3-4
 Kansas City
A. Gordon Alex Gordon
1-2, 1 HR
1 RBI