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Royals show patience in victory

Brian Bannister was 0-3 with an ERA near 6 at Fenway Park, but in the series opener, he held Boston to three runs over six innings and benefited from counterpart Daisuke Matsuzaka's wildness to defeat the Red Sox.

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Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF4000121.287
Aviles, SS4210101.341
DeJesus, RF4022101.277
Butler, B, 1B3110201.348
Guillen, J, DH2001102.263
Callaspo, 3B4000006.298
Maier, CF3000113.263
Kendall, C4000006.280
Getz, 2B3100100.188
Totals314438321.278
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Scutaro, SS4010010.250
Pedroia, 2B4000001.265
Ortiz, D, DH4010010.266
Youkilis, 1B4110001.309
Drew, J, RF4130000.283
Beltre, A, 3B4011002.339
Hermida, LF4000014.222
Varitek, C4011002.271
Hall, CF3111011.194
a-Martinez, V, PH1000000.256
Totals363930411.267
a-Grounded out for Hall in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: DeJesus (12, Nelson, J).
TB: DeJesus 3; Butler, B; Aviles.
RBI: DeJesus 2 (17), Guillen, J (33).
2-out RBI: DeJesus.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen, J; Kendall 4; Butler, B.
Team RISP: 1-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Podsednik (15, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek), Getz (6, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek).

BATTING
2B: Varitek (3, Bannister, B).
HR: Hall (4, 5th inning off Bannister, B, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Scutaro; Ortiz, D; Beltre, A; Hall 4; Drew, J 3; Youkilis; Varitek 2.
RBI: Beltre, A (34), Hall (9), Varitek (11).
2-out RBI: Varitek.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek; Hall.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
PB: Varitek (1).

Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister, B(W, 4-3)6.09330414.70
Tejeda(H, 2)1.00000004.88
Wood, Bl(H, 3)1.00000001.04
Soria(S, 12)1.00000002.84
Totals9.09330414.74
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka(L, 3-2)4.22338105.77
Nelson, J1.12110006.23
Delcarmen2.00000201.88
Ramirez, R1.00000005.68
Totals9.04448304.44
WP: Matsuzaka.
HBP: Guillen, J (by Matsuzaka).
Pitches-strikes: Bannister, B 104-65, Tejeda 12-8, Wood, Bl 18-13, Soria 8-5, Matsuzaka 112-60, Nelson, J 28-20, Delcarmen 21-16, Ramirez, R 6-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Bannister, B 4-5, Tejeda 1-2, Wood, Bl 1-2, Soria 1-0, Matsuzaka 2-6, Nelson, J 1-3, Delcarmen 2-1, Ramirez, R 0-1.
Batters faced: Bannister, B 27, Tejeda 3, Wood, Bl 3, Soria 3, Matsuzaka 25, Nelson, J 6, Delcarmen 6, Ramirez, R 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Nelson, J 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Paul Schrieber. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 3:03.
Att: 37,940.
Venue: Fenway Park.
May 27, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media