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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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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
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
a-Grounded out for Hall in the 9th.
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.

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

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.

PB: Varitek (1).

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
Matsuzaka(L, 3-2)4.22338105.77
Nelson, J1.12110006.23
Ramirez, R1.00000005.68
Game Scores: Bannister, B , Matsuzaka .
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