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Too early, too late
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Royals 4, Red Sox 3
David Ortiz had an RBI groundout in the first inning. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Clay Buchholz's winless spell continued, as he squandered a two-run lead on a second-inning homer and three hits, two walks, a wild pitch and a hit batsman in a three-run third. Jason Bay's ninth-inning infield single got one back, but the Sox left the bases loaded.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (64-49)
Lost 1
Kansas City 4, Boston 3   KC
Kansas City (53-60)
Won 3
August 4, 2008
   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
Standings thru 8/4/08  |  Recap: BOS | KC  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Royals stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Drew, RF4100122.283
Pedroia, 2B4130100.317
  1-Ellsbury, PR0000000.259
Ortiz, DH5001015.254
Youkilis, 3B3011211.316
Bay, LF5011024.284
Casey, 1B5010014.355
Lowrie, SS4010010.293
Varitek, C2010212.220
Crisp, CF4110033.250
Totals3639361221 


1-Ran for Pedroia in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (34, Meche), Youkilis (28, Meche).
TB: Pedroia 4; Youkilis 2; Bay; Casey; Lowrie; Varitek; Crisp.
RBI: Ortiz (48), Youkilis (76), Bay (68).
2-out RBI: Bay.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Casey 3; Bay; Varitek.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
DP: (Pedroia-Lowrie-Casey).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Aviles, M, SS-2B4110001.338
German, 2B-LF4110011.244
Teahen, RF4121011.245
Guillen, DH3020101.264
Butler, 1B3001022.268
  Pena, SS0000000.148
Gordon, 3B2111200.254
Buck, C3001002.244
Gload, LF-1B4000013.271
Maier, CF3010010.310
Totals304843611 

BATTING
2B: Guillen 2 (31, Buchholz, Masterson).
HR: Gordon (13, 2nd inning off Buchholz, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Aviles, M; German; Teahen 2; Guillen 4; Gordon 4; Maier.
RBI: Gordon (49), Teahen (35), Butler (39), Buck (39).
2-out RBI: Buck.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gload 2; Teahen; Butler.
SF: Butler.
GIDP: Buck.
Team LOB: 7.

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buchholz (L, 2-7)6.07443415.94
Masterson 1.01000203.61
Lopez 1.00000002.51
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche (W, 10-9)6.04225904.17
Ramirez, R (H, 15)1.22000102.89
Mahay (H, 19)0.10000102.20
Soria (S, 32)1.03111101.57

WP: Buchholz.
IBB: Gordon (by Buchholz), Youkilis (by Soria).
HBP: Buck (by Buchholz).
Pitches-strikes: Buchholz 93-57, Masterson 15-11, Lopez 7-4, Meche 109-66, Ramirez, R 21-14, Mahay 9-6, Soria 31-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Buchholz 11-3, Masterson 1-0, Lopez 1-2, Meche 6-3, Ramirez, R 2-2, Mahay 0-0, Soria 1-1.
Batters faced: Buchholz 28, Masterson 4, Lopez 3, Meche 27, Ramirez, R 7, Mahay 1, Soria 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Mahay 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 96 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:59.
Att: 24,378.
August 4, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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