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In gloom to in bloom
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Royals 12, Red Sox 9
Miguel Olivo (left) and Alex Gordon scored the go-ahead runs in the opener. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
The Royals could have folded up shop after the Sox ran out to an early lead, but despite the conditions, KC persevered and rallied to a series-opening win vs. Boston -- thanks to a six-run sixth that was capped by Yuniesky Betancourt's two-run single.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (89-60)
Lost 1
Kansas City 12, Boston 9   KC
Kansas City (62-88)
Won 2
September 21, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 6 0 2 1 0 0 0   9 12 1
Kansas City
0 0 1 1 3 6 1 0 X   12 11 0
Standings thru 9/21/09  |  Recap: BOS | KC  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Royals stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 1 1 2 0 0 4 .303
Pedroia, 2B 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 .297
Martinez, V, C 4 1 2 2 1 0 3 .300
Youkilis, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 .308
Bay, LF 5 2 2 3 0 0 2 .269
Ortiz, D, DH 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 .233
Lowell, 3B 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 .293
Baldelli, RF 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 .262
  a-Kotchman, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272
Gonzalez, Al, SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .238
  b-Reddick, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227
Totals 38 9 12 8 7 2 17  

a-Grounded out for Baldelli in the 9th. b-Flied out for Gonzalez, Al in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Bay (36, 3rd inning off DiNardo, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Ortiz, D; Gonzalez, Al; Baldelli 2; Pedroia 2; Youkilis; Martinez, V 2; Bay 5.
RBI: Bay 3 (113), Ellsbury 2 (57), Pedroia (64), Martinez, V 2 (100).
2-out RBI: Ellsbury 2; Pedroia; Martinez, V 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bay; Ellsbury; Martinez, V; Baldelli.
Team RISP: 5-for-13.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Martinez, V (7, throw).
PB: Martinez, V (4).
Outfield assists: Baldelli (Betancourt, Y at 2nd base).
DP: (Youkilis-Gonzalez, Al-Youkilis).

 
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bloomquist, RF 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 .269
Maier, LF 3 1 0 0 2 1 2 .245
Butler, B, 1B 4 2 2 2 1 0 3 .300
Jacobs, DH 3 2 1 3 2 2 2 .230
Callaspo, 2B-3B 5 1 2 2 0 1 2 .298
Olivo, C 3 2 1 0 2 0 1 .251
Gordon, A, 3B 4 1 2 2 1 0 1 .227
  Hernandez, L, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .175
Betancourt, Y, SS 5 0 2 2 0 0 2 .240
Anderson, J, CF 3 2 1 0 1 1 2 .240
Totals 33 12 11 11 11 6 16  

BATTING
2B: Anderson, J (6, Delcarmen), Butler, B 2 (49, Delcarmen, Wagner, B), Callaspo (37, Delcarmen), Gordon, A (5, Bard).
HR: Jacobs (18, 5th inning off Wakefield, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Butler, B 4; Callaspo 3; Jacobs 4; Gordon, A 3; Olivo; Betancourt, Y 2; Anderson, J 2.
RBI: Gordon, A 2 (16), Jacobs 3 (58), Butler, B 2 (85), Callaspo 2 (69), Betancourt, Y 2 (43).
2-out RBI: Butler, B 2; Callaspo 2; Gordon, A; Betancourt, Y 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jacobs 2; Betancourt, Y; Callaspo.
GIDP: Anderson, J.
Team RISP: 6-for-13.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Anderson, J 2 (22, 2nd base off Wakefield/Martinez, V, 3rd base off Wakefield/Martinez, V), Bloomquist 2 (23, 2nd base off Wakefield/Martinez, V, 2nd base off Wakefield/Martinez, V), Olivo (5, 2nd base off Wakefield/Martinez, V).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Bloomquist (Pedroia at 3rd base).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wakefield 5.0 5 5 4 7 2 1 4.33
Delcarmen 0.2 3 4 4 1 1 0 4.34
Bard (BS, 3)(L, 2-2) 0.1 2 2 2 1 0 0 3.72
Wagner, B 1.0 1 1 1 2 3 0 2.38
Bowden 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.00
 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
DiNardo 5.0 10 8 8 6 0 1 8.22
Yabuta (W, 2-1) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 14.04
Wright, J (H, 12) 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.54
Soria (S, 27) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.36

WP: DiNardo, Yabuta.
Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 103-59, Delcarmen 25-12, Bard 14-9, Wagner, B 21-12, Bowden 12-8, DiNardo 116-57, Yabuta 22-12, Wright, J 33-17, Soria 15-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wakefield 5-4, Delcarmen 1-0, Bard 0-0, Wagner, B 0-0, Bowden 1-1, DiNardo 9-3, Yabuta 1-1, Wright, J 3-2, Soria 1-1.
Batters faced: Wakefield 26, Delcarmen 6, Bard 3, Wagner, B 6, Bowden 3, DiNardo 30, Yabuta 5, Wright, J 7, Soria 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Bard 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 67 degrees, rain.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:21.
Att: 16,770.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
September 21, 2009
September 21, 2009

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