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Ellsbury heating up
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Red Sox 8, Royals 2
Tim Wakefield notched his seventh victory of the season on Wednesday. (Ed Zurga/AP)
A night after notching two hits and stealing two bases, Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer to lead the Red Sox to a series victory over the Royals. Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield notched his 16th quality start with six strong innings.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (66-49)
Won 2
Boston 8, Kansas City 2   KC
Kansas City (53-62)
Lost 2
August 6, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 0   8 12 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   2 8 0
Standings thru 8/6/08  |  Recap: BOS | KC  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Royals stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Drew, J, RF 4 1 2 2 1 1 0 .286
Lowrie, SS 4 1 1 2 1 1 2 .287
Ortiz, D, DH 5 0 1 1 0 1 2 .252
Youkilis, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317
  Casey, 1B 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 .354
Lowell, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .273
Bay, LF 5 2 2 0 0 1 0 .291
Ellsbury, CF 4 2 3 3 0 0 0 .266
Cash, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .229
Cora, 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .274
Totals 37 8 12 8 3 7 15  

BATTING
2B: Lowrie (7, Hochevar).
HR: Ellsbury (6, 7th inning off Mahay, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Cash; Ellsbury 6; Ortiz, D; Lowrie 2; Drew, J 2; Cora; Casey; Bay 2.
RBI: Lowrie 2 (22), Ortiz, D (50), Drew, J 2 (60), Ellsbury 3 (32).
2-out RBI: Lowrie 2; Ortiz, D; Drew, J 2; Ellsbury 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowrie.
GIDP: Lowell.
Team RISP: 4-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
PB: Cash (12).

 
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Aviles, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .330
German, E, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .229
Teahen, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .246
Guillen, J, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .259
Butler, B, 1B 4 1 3 0 0 1 0 .272
Gordon, A, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .259
Buck, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .237
Gload, LF 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 .272
Maier, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286
Totals 35 2 8 2 0 10 13  

BATTING
TB: Gload 2; Teahen; Butler, B 3; Gordon, A 2.
RBI: Gload 2 (30).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aviles; Maier; Gload.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Hochevar-Butler, B, Aviles-German, E-Butler, B).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wakefield (W, 7-8) 6.0 4 2 1 0 6 0 3.67
Delcarmen 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.97
Masterson 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.55
Papelbon 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.01
 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hochevar (L, 6-10) 5.2 7 5 5 3 2 0 5.54
Mahay 1.0 4 3 3 0 1 1 2.62
Ramirez, R 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.87
Peralta, Jo 2.0 1 0 0 0 4 0 5.09

HBP: Youkilis (by Hochevar), Casey (by Mahay).
Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 81-58, Delcarmen 18-13, Masterson 16-11, Papelbon 20-14, Hochevar 92-61, Mahay 30-18, Ramirez, R 4-2, Peralta, Jo 20-16.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wakefield 6-6, Delcarmen 1-0, Masterson 1-0, Papelbon 2-0, Hochevar 7-5, Mahay 0-2, Ramirez, R 1-0, Peralta, Jo 1-0.
Batters faced: Wakefield 22, Delcarmen 5, Masterson 3, Papelbon 5, Hochevar 27, Mahay 8, Ramirez, R 1, Peralta, Jo 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Mahay 3-2, Ramirez, R 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Dana DeMuth. 1B: Lance Barksdale. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 84 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, R to L.
T: 2:47.
Att: 24,294.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
August 6, 2008
August 6, 2008

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