Boston 8, Kansas City 2
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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 1 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 8 13 1
Kansas City 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 2
WP: J. Beckett (10-8)
LP: B. Bannister (7-10)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Boston
- D. Ortiz singled to center, D. Pedroia scored
Bot 1st: Kansas City
- M. Teahen doubled to center, M. Aviles to third, M. Aviles scored on right fielder J.D. Drew's fielding error
Top 4th: Boston
- J. Bay doubled to deep center, M. Lowell scored
Top 5th: Boston
- D. Pedroia singled to left, J. Ellsbury scored, J.D. Drew to second
Top 6th: Boston
- J. Ellsbury singled to right, J. Bay scored, J. Varitek to second
- D. Pedroia singled to third, J. Varitek scored, J. Ellsbury to third, J. Ellsbury out at home
Top 7th: Boston
- J. Bay doubled to deep left center, K. Youkilis scored, M. Lowell to third
- J. Lowrie tripled to deep right, M. Lowell and J. Bay scored
Bot 7th: Kansas City
- M. Maier singled to left, A. Gordon scored, R. Gload to second
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J.D. Drew rf 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 .283
D. Pedroia 2b 5 1 1 1 0 1 4 .316
D. Ortiz dh 5 0 1 1 0 1 3 .253
K. Youkilis 1b 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 .317
M. Lowell 3b 4 2 0 0 0 0 5 .277
J. Bay lf 5 2 4 2 0 0 0 .429
J. Lowrie ss 5 0 1 2 0 0 3 .289
J. Varitek c 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .220
    K. Cash c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228
J. Ellsbury cf 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .261
 Totals 40 8 13 7 2 5 21  
 Batting
2B - J Drew (22, B Bannister); J Bay 2 (2, B Bannister, L Nunez); K Youkilis (29, L Nunez).
3B - J Lowrie (2, L Nunez).
RBI - D Ortiz (49), J Bay 2 (6), D Pedroia (49), J Ellsbury (29), J Lowrie 2 (20).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Varitek 1, M Lowell 1, J Ellsbury 1.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - J Ellsbury 2 (37, 2nd base off B Bannister/J Buck, 2nd base off L Nunez/J Buck).
 
 Fielding
E - J Drew (4, bobble).
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Aviles ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .336
E. German 2b-lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .236
M. Teahen rf 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .246
J. Guillen dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .262
B. Butler 1b 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .265
    J. Smith 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
A. Gordon 3b 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 .257
J. Buck c 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .241
R. Gload lf-1b 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .269
M. Maier cf 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .312
 Totals 32 2 5 2 2 9 8  
 Batting
2B - M Teahen (16, J Beckett); A Gordon (27, J Beckett).
RBI - M Teahen (36), M Maier (4).
2-out RBI - M Maier.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Maier 1, B Butler 1, M Aviles 1.
Team LOB - 5.
 Fielding
E - A Gordon 2 (11, ground ball 2).
DP - 1 (M Aviles-E German).
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Beckett (W, 10-8) 6.2 4 2 2 2 7 0 4.08
M. Timlin 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.12
C. Smith 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.16
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Bannister (L, 7-10) 4.0 6 3 3 2 3 0 5.37
H. Ramirez 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.74
L. Nunez 1.1 6 5 3 0 0 0 2.96
R. Tejeda 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.32
J. Peralta 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.35
WP - B Bannister.
HBP - M Lowell (by B Bannister).
Pitches-strikes - J Beckett 90-58; M Timlin 15-11; C Smith 9-5; B Bannister 87-49; H Ramirez 12-7; L Nunez 28-21; R Tejeda 19-14; J Peralta 18-11.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Beckett 6-7; M Timlin 2-1; C Smith 0-2; B Bannister 3-5; H Ramirez 1-2; L Nunez 0-3; R Tejeda 1-2; J Peralta 0-3.
Batters faced - J Beckett 26; M Timlin 5; C Smith 3; B Bannister 20; H Ramirez 3; L Nunez 11; R Tejeda 5; J Peralta 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Ted Barrett. 1B--Dana Demuth. 2B--Lance Barksdale. 3B--Doug Eddings.
Time: 3:01.
Attendance: 22,069.
Weather: 86 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, left to right.

Updated on Tuesday, Aug 5, 2008 11:19 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Boston
J. Bay Jason Bay
4-5
2 RBI
 Kansas City
A. Gordon Alex Gordon
2-3