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Offense stymied
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Red Sox 8, Royals 2
John Buck tags out Jacoby Ellsbury to end the the sixth inning. (Getty Images)
Mark Teahen and Mitch Maier each drove in runs, but the Royals managed little else against the Red Sox's Josh Beckett, as Kansas City starter Brian Bannister suffered his 10th loss after yielding three runs over four-plus innings.
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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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