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Nearly Gil-liant
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Royals 4, Red Sox 3
Alex Gordon stroked his 13th home run of the season in the second inning. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Gil Meche allowed two runs in the first and walked five over his six innings, but struck out nine. Alex Gordon homered in the second and the Royals batted around in the third for three runs. Joakim Soria loaded the bases and allowed a run in the ninth, but got the save.
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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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