Boston 8, Kansas City 6
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(56-70)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 6 11 2
Boston 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 X 8 14 2
WP: P. Beato (1-0) S: M. Melancon (1)
LP: W. Smith (4-6)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Boston
- C. Ross singled to shallow left, P. Ciriaco scored, D. Pedroia to third
Bot 2nd: Boston
- M. Aviles doubled to left, M. Gomez scored
Top 4th: Kansas City
- T. Abreu singled to shallow left, J. Giavotella scored, E. Hosmer to third, T. Abreu to second advancing on throw
- L. Cain homered to left, E. Hosmer and T. Abreu scored
Bot 5th: Boston
- P. Ciriaco homered to left
- J. Loney singled to shallow center, J. Ellsbury scored, C. Ross to second
Bot 6th: Boston
- J. Ellsbury singled to first, M. Gomez scored, M. Aviles to third
Bot 7th: Boston
- S. Podsednik safe at first on shortstop A. Escobar's fielding error, C. Ross scored, R. Lavarnway to third, M. Gomez to second
- P. Ciriaco singled, R. Lavarnway scored, M. Gomez to third, S. Podsednik to second
Top 8th: Kansas City
- E. Hosmer hit sacrifice fly to right, B. Butler scored
- T. Abreu singled to shallow center, S. Perez scored, J. Francoeur to third
Bot 8th: Boston
- D. Pedroia homered to deep left
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
L. Cain cf 4 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 2 .248
A. Escobar ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 .304
A. Gordon lf 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 .293
B. Butler dh 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 4 .304
S. Perez c 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .295
J. Francoeur rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 .235
J. Giavotella 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 .211
E. Hosmer 1b 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .241
T. Abreu 3b 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 .333
 Totals 37 6 11 6 1 3 12 2 17  
 Batting
HR - L Cain (5, 4th inning off F Doubront 2 on, 2 Out).
SF - E Hosmer.
RBI - L Cain 3 (24), E Hosmer (51), T Abreu 2 (4).
2-out RBI - L Cain 3, T Abreu 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - L Cain 1, A Gordon 1, B Butler 2, S Perez 1.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - A Escobar (26, 3rd base off F Doubront/R Lavarnway), A Gordon (8, 2nd base off F Doubront/R Lavarnway).
CS - A Gordon (5, 2nd base by P Beato/R Lavarnway).
 
 Fielding
E - A Escobar (17, field 2).
DP - 1 (A Escobar-J Giavotella-E Hosmer).
 Boston
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
P. Ciriaco 3b 5 2 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .360
J. Ellsbury cf 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 6 .269
D. Pedroia 2b 5 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .282
C. Ross rf 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 .278
J. Loney 1b 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .200
R. Lavarnway c 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .180
M. Gomez dh 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .304
M. Aviles ss 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .256
S. Podsednik lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .370
 Totals 39 8 14 7 2 3 6 1 21  
 Batting
2B - D Pedroia (30, W Smith); M Aviles (27, W Smith).
HR - P Ciriaco (2, 5th inning off W Smith 0 on, 1 Out), D Pedroia (12, 8th inning off L Coleman 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - P Ciriaco 2 (16), J Ellsbury (15), D Pedroia (53), C Ross (64), J Loney (1), M Aviles (58).
2-out RBI - P Ciriaco, J Ellsbury, J Loney.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Ellsbury 3, D Pedroia 1, R Lavarnway 1.
GIDP - J Loney.
Team LOB - 10.
 Base Running
SB - J Ellsbury (9, 3rd base off W Smith/S Perez).
 
 Fielding
E - P Ciriaco (3, throw); R Lavarnway (1, throw).
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
W. Smith (L, 4-6) 5.0 9 5 4 2 1 1 1.51 5.55  
T. Collins 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.15 3.06  
A. Crow 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.17 3.44  
J. Jeffress 0.2 3 2 0 1 1 0 2.10 0.00  
F. Bueno 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.08 2.16  
L. Coleman 1.0 1 1 1 0 3 1 1.29 3.95  
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
F. Doubront 5.0 6 4 4 2 7 1 1.47 4.79  
P. Beato (W, 1-0) 2.0 3 2 2 1 2 0 2.00 9.00  
C. Breslow (H, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.03 1.69  
M. Melancon (S, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.40 6.82  
Pitches-strikes - W Smith 90-58; T Collins 8-7; A Crow 4-3; J Jeffress 28-16; F Bueno 1-1; L Coleman 16-10; F Doubront 98-67; P Beato 41-27; C Breslow 24-15; M Melancon 18-13.
Ground balls-fly balls - W Smith 12-9; T Collins 0-1; A Crow 1-0; J Jeffress 3-1; F Bueno 0-1; L Coleman 0-1; F Doubront 7-5; P Beato 5-1; C Breslow 1-1; M Melancon 1-0.
Batters faced - W Smith 26; T Collins 3; A Crow 1; J Jeffress 7; F Bueno 1; L Coleman 4; F Doubront 24; P Beato 9; C Breslow 4; M Melancon 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Cory Blaser. 1B--Dan Bellino. 2B--Mike Estabrook. 3B--Jerry Layne.
Weather: 76 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, in from right.

Updated on Monday, Aug 27, 2012 3:09 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Kansas City
L. Cain Lorenzo Cain
1-4, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Boston
P. Ciriaco Pedro Ciriaco
3-5, 1 HR
2 RBI