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Ace bounces back
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Red Sox 8, Royals 2
Jason Bay is congratulated by Dustin Pedroia after scoring in the sixth inning. (Getty Images)
Josh Beckett allowed just two runs on four hits over 6 2/3 innings and recorded seven strikeouts to snap his three-game losing skid. Jason Bay continued his torrid pace, going 4-for-5 with two RBIs as part of Boston's 13-hit attack.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (65-49)
Won 1
Boston 8, Kansas City 2   KC
Kansas City (53-61)
Lost 1
August 5, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0   8 13 0
Kansas City
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   2 5 2
Standings thru 8/5/08  |  Recap: BOS | KC  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Royals stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Drew, RF3010202.283
Pedroia, 2B5111012.316
Ortiz, DH5011013.253
Youkilis, 1B5120012.317
Lowell, 3B4200004.277
Bay, LF5242000.290
Lowrie, SS5012003.289
Varitek, C4110022.220
  Cash, C0000000.228
Ellsbury, CF4121001.261
Totals4081372519 

BATTING
2B: Drew (22, Bannister), Bay 2 (25, Bannister, Nunez), Youkilis (29, Nunez).
3B: Lowrie (2, Nunez).
TB: Drew 2; Pedroia; Ortiz; Youkilis 3; Bay 6; Lowrie 3; Varitek; Ellsbury 2.
RBI: Ortiz (49), Bay 2 (70), Pedroia (49), Ellsbury (29), Lowrie 2 (20).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek; Lowell; Ellsbury.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury 2 (37, 2nd base off Bannister/Buck, 2nd base off Nunez/Buck).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Aviles, M, SS4110012.336
German, 2B-LF4000021.236
Teahen, RF4011010.246
Guillen, DH4000011.262
Butler, 1B3000021.265
  Smith, 2B1000000.000
Gordon, 3B3120110.257
Buck, C4000013.241
Gload, LF-1B2000101.269
Maier, CF3011001.313
Totals322522910 

BATTING
2B: Teahen (16, Beckett), Gordon (27, Beckett).
TB: Aviles, M; Teahen 2; Gordon 3; Maier.
RBI: Teahen (36), Maier (4).
2-out RBI: Maier.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Butler; Maier; Aviles, M.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Gordon 2 (11, fielding, fielding).
DP: (Aviles, M-German).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 10-8)6.24222704.08
Timlin 1.11000105.12
Smith, C 1.00000102.16
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister (L, 7-10)4.06332305.37
Ramirez, H 1.00000002.74
Nunez 1.16530002.96
Tejeda 1.20000204.32
Peralta 1.01000005.35

Bannister pitched to 3 batters in the 5th.

WP: Bannister.
HBP: Lowell (by Bannister).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 90-58, Timlin 15-11, Smith, C 9-5, Bannister 87-49, Ramirez, H 12-7, Nunez 28-21, Tejeda 19-14, Peralta 18-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Beckett 6-7, Timlin 2-1, Smith, C 0-2, Bannister 3-5, Ramirez, H 1-2, Nunez 0-3, Tejeda 1-2, Peralta 0-3.
Batters faced: Beckett 26, Timlin 5, Smith, C 3, Bannister 20, Ramirez, H 3, Nunez 11, Tejeda 5, Peralta 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Timlin 2-1, Ramirez, H 2-0, Tejeda 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Doug Eddings.
Weather: 86 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, L to R.
T: 3:01.
Att: 22,069.
August 5, 2008

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