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Schilling falls in opener
Royals 7, Red Sox 1
David Ortiz watches the flight of his RBI double in the first inning. (Dick Whipple/AP)
The Red Sox were unable to get in gear on Opening Day, as starter Curt Schilling was tagged for five runs on eight hits in four rocky innings and the lineup was stifled by new Royals ace right-hander Gil Meche. David Ortiz represented the Boston offense with an RBI double in the first.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 02, 2007
BOS
Boston (0-1)
Lost 1
Kansas City 7, Boston 1   KC
Kansas City (1-0)
Won 1
April 2, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 8 0
Kansas City
1 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 X   7 12 0
Standings thru 4/2/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Royals Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS4010030.250
Youkilis, 1B4120012.500
Ortiz, DH3011012.333
Ramirez, LF4000012.000
Drew, RF2010100.500
  a-Pena, W, PH1000010.000
Lowell, 3B4010013.250
Varitek, C4000012.000
Crisp, CF3000010.000
Pedroia, 2B3020000.667
Totals3218111011 

a-Struck out for Drew in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ortiz (1, Meche), Lowell (1, Peralta).
TB: Lugo; Youkilis 2; Ortiz 2; Drew; Lowell 2; Pedroia 2.
RBI: Ortiz (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell; Ortiz; Varitek.
GIDP: Ramirez.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Lugo-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF5000014.000
Grudzielanek, 2B5233001.600
Teahen, RF4021021.500
Sweeney, DH4020011.500
Gordon, A, 3B3000024.000
Shealy, 1B3001112.000
Gload, LF4110003.250
Buck, C4221001.500
Pena, T, SS3221110.667
Totals3571272817 

BATTING
2B: Buck (1, Schilling), Grudzielanek (1, Schilling).
3B: Pena, T 2 (2, Schilling, Pineiro).
HR: Buck (1, 6th inning off Okajima, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Grudzielanek 4; Teahen 2; Sweeney 2; Gload; Buck 6; Pena, T 6.
RBI: Shealy (1), Grudzielanek 3 (3), Teahen (1), Buck (1), Pena, T (1).
2-out RBI: Shealy; Grudzielanek 3; Teahen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gload 2; Shealy; Grudzielanek.
GIDP: Shealy.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Gload (Pedroia at 2nd base).
DP: (Pena, T-Grudzielanek-Shealy).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Schilling (L, 0-1)4.085525011.25
Lopez, J.A. 1.00000000.00
Okajima 1.22110215.40
Donnelly 0.10000100.00
Pineiro 0.121100027.00
Romero 0.20000000.00
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche (W, 1-0)7.16111601.23
Peralta 1.22000400.00

HBP: Gordon, A (by Lopez, J.A.), Ortiz (by Meche).
Pitches-strikes: Schilling 89-55, Lopez, J.A. 7-5, Okajima 26-18, Donnelly 4-3, Pineiro 12-9, Romero 8-5, Meche 103-62, Peralta 34-22.
Ground outs-fly outs: Schilling 3-4, Lopez, J.A. 3-0, Okajima 2-1, Donnelly 0-0, Pineiro 0-1, Romero 1-1, Meche 10-4, Peralta 0-1.
Batters faced: Schilling 22, Lopez, J.A. 3, Okajima 7, Donnelly 1, Pineiro 3, Romero 2, Meche 27, Peralta 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Donnelly 1-0, Romero 1-0, Peralta 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 80 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 18 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:54.
Att: 41,257.

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