Kansas City 4, Boston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, July 28, 2011 1:35 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 76°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Chris Conroy, Third Base - Lance Barksdale,
Attendance - 37822

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 0
Boston 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 44-61 28-29 16-32 W1
Boston 64-39 33-19 31-20 L1

Recap


Billy Butler belted a three-run homer and Luke Hochevar tossed seven solid innings as the Kansas City Royals salvaged a split of their four-game series against the Boston Red Sox with a 4-3 triumph Thursday at Fenway Park.
 
With Kansas City clinging to a 4-2 lead, Dustin Pedroia launched a solo homer in the eighth inning to extend his American League-best hitting streak to 25 games.
 
In the fourth inning, Butler deposited an offering from Josh Beckett (9-4) over the center-field fence for his third homer in as many days and 10th this season.
 
Rookie Mike Moustakas added an RBI single to cap the four-run uprising for Kansas City, which has won six of its last nine games.
 
Hochevar (7-8) matched his career high in victories after allowing two runs on six hits. Greg Holland bridged the gap to Joakim Soria, who retired the side in the ninth inning for his 19th save of the season.
 
Jacoby Ellsbury had a two-run single and Beckett fell to 6-1 in his career against the Royals after permitting four runs on six hits in seven innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Boston
Luke Hochevar Player Josh Beckett
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 7.0
6 Strikeouts 8
6 Hits 5
2.57 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Kansas City   Boston
Chris Getz Player Adrian Gonzalez
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 7 1 11 .226 9 8 4 5 2 0
Boston 8 1 12 .229 12 7 3 1 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .692 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Royals have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .393 after a loss.
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