Kansas City 10, Boston 9

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Saturday, August 25, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Layne, First Base - Cory Blaser, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - Mike Estabrook,
Attendance - 37103

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 10 14 1
Boston 0 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 20 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 56-69 26-33 30-36 W1
Boston 60-67 30-38 30-29 L1


Royals 10, Red Sox 9 (12): Tony Abreu got into a game for the first time in over a week and made it count, singling in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning to lead visiting Kansas City past depleted Boston.

The Royals got to Junichi Tazawa (0-1) with two outs in the 12th as Jeff Francoeur drew a walk and Eric Hosmer doubled to left. Abreu, who had not played since Aug. 17, followed with his second hit of the night - a single to left that plated Francoeur.

The late end capped a long day for the Red Sox, who blew a six run lead after trading away Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto and Josh Beckett in a nine-player deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier in the afternoon.

Francisco Bueno (1-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief to earn his first major-league win and Greg Holland picked up his seventh save with a scoreless bottom of the 12th.

Boston jumped out on top quickly, pounding Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie for seven runs (six earned) on seven hits in 2 2/3 innings. The Red Sox erased a 3-0 deficit with four runs in the second as Mauro Gomez hit his first career home run and Mike Aviles followed back-to-back singles with a three-run blast.

Gomez, who was starting at first base for Gonzalez, went 4-for-6 with three RBIs, singling in runs in the third and fourth as the Red Sox built the lead to 9-3.

Starter Aaron Cook was lifted after six innings and the Boston bullpen could not hold the large lead.

Kansas City sent 11 men to the plate in a six-run seventh inning. Andrew Miller was the first out of the bullpen and ended up charged with four runs while Mark Melancon was tagged for two more and left-hander Craig Breslow allowed a pair of inherited runners to score.

Mike Moustakas had the big hit in the frame, lofting a fly ball to the corner in right that Cody Ross overran, giving Moustakas a two-run triple and knotting it at 9-9.

Alex Gordon drove in four runs and Billy Butler added three hits and two RBIs for the Royals.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Red Sox received 1B James Loney, INF Ivan DeJesus Jr., RHP Allen Webster and two players to be named from the Dodgers. … Boston called up SS Jose Iglesias, RHP Tazawa and OF Che-Hsuan Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill the empty roster spots. … Red Sox RHP Alfredo Aceves was suspended three games for conduct detrimental to the team. Aceves was upset about not being used in a save situation Friday night. … Boston placed OF Daniel Nava (wrist) on the DL and recalled LHP Felix Doubront, who will start on Sunday. … Gordon leads the American League with 41 doubles and is batting .388 in 13 career games at Fenway Park.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Boston
Jeremy Guthrie Player Aaron Cook
No Decision W/L No Decision
2.2 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 0
7 Hits 7
20.25 ERA 4.50
Kansas City   Boston
Billy Butler Player Mauro Gomez
3 Hits 4
2 RBI 3
0 HR 1
4 TB 7
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 14 0 19 .292 17 8 10 6 0 1
Boston 20 2 28 .408 16 8 8 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .475 after a win and .470 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Royals have a W/L % of .446 after a win and .449 after a loss.
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