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Lester is lights out
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Red Sox 1, Royals 0
Jacoby Ellsbury is visibly angry after being called out at home. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Jon Lester and Brian Bannister traded zeroes until the eighth, when Dustin Pedroia got the Red Sox on the board with an RBI double. Lester earned the victory after allowing four hits in eight innings and striking out eight.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (37-49)
Lost 1
Boston 1, Kansas City 0   BOS
Boston (52-34)
Won 1
July 10, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 1
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X   1 3 1
Standings thru 7/10/09  |  Recap: KC | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Red Sox stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .256
Bloomquist, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .280
  Pena, T, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .089
Butler, B, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .288
Guillen, J, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .241
Teahen, 3B 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .295
Olivo, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .245
Buck, DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .218
Callaspo, 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .301
Freel, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167
Totals 30 0 4 0 2 9 14  

BATTING
2B: Teahen (19, Lester).
TB: Teahen 4; DeJesus.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen, J; Callaspo; Olivo; Buck.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: DeJesus (2, 2nd base off Lester/Varitek), Teahen (5, 2nd base off Lester/Varitek).
CS: DeJesus (5, 2nd base by Lester/Varitek).
PO: DeJesus (1st base by Lester).

FIELDING
E: Bloomquist (6, throw).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Drew, J, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .252
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .300
Youkilis, 3B 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .289
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .221
Bay, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .261
Ellsbury, CF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .301
  Baldelli, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275
Varitek, C 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .242
Kotsay, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .277
  1-Bates, PR-1B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Green, N, SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .260
Totals 26 1 3 1 4 7 9  

1-Ran for Kotsay in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (28, Bannister, B).
TB: Ellsbury; Pedroia 2; Kotsay.
RBI: Pedroia (39).
2-out RBI: Pedroia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Green, N; Ortiz, D.
SAC: Green, N.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (38, 2nd base off Bannister, B/Olivo).

FIELDING
E: Youkilis (3, throw).
Outfield assists: Baldelli (Teahen at 2nd base).
DP: (Baldelli-Pedroia).
Pickoffs: Lester (DeJesus at 1st base).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bannister, B (L, 6-7) 7.2 3 1 1 4 7 0 3.66
Bale 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.65
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (W, 8-6) 8.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 3.87
Papelbon (S, 23) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.85

WP: Bannister, B.
IBB: Youkilis (by Bannister, B).
Pitches-strikes: Bannister, B 115-68, Bale 3-2, Lester 115-78, Papelbon 11-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Bannister, B 12-3, Bale 1-0, Lester 7-6, Papelbon 0-1.
Batters faced: Bannister, B 30, Bale 1, Lester 29, Papelbon 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Bale 2-0.
Ejections: Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury ejected by HP umpire Derryl Cousins (5th)
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Todd Tichenor. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Bill Miller.
Weather: 70 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:29.
Att: 38,116.
Venue: Fenway Park.
July 10, 2009
July 10, 2009

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