Red Sox - 410 300 000 - 8 12 1Another fun day from the Supposedly Hitless Wonders.
Royals - 111 000 03x - 6 10 1
Ellsbury singled, doubled, stole a base, and scored twice; Pedroia went 4-for-5, and hit his 3rd home run of the year; Martinez singled, doubled, walked, scored twice, and drive in one; Beltre singled twice, doubled, and drove in three; Hermida had a two-run single in the first inning; and Youkilis walked twice and stole a base.
Ortiz did not have a fun day. He walked and scored in the first, but then struck out in his subsequent four plate appearances, two swinging and then two looking. Flo is now 2-for-18, with nine strikeouts. In his last 11 plate appearances, he has fanned eight times.
Ellsbury collided with Beltre in foul territory in the ninth inning and left the game. He was sliding in to make the catch and Beltre's right knee struck him in the chest. If either player called the other one off, it wasn't loud enough.
Buchholz (5-7-3-2-1, 94) struggled and could not get into a rhythm. Delcarmen pitched two innings, allowing only a walk. Bard retired three in a row int he eighth after Ramirez allowed KC to come back within two runs. Papelbon's ninth was interrupted by the collision, but he set the Royals down in order.
Clay Buchholz / Gil Meche
Both pitchers are making their 2010 debut.
Back on September 24, Buchholz turned in a 6-5-0-0-8, 109 line against the Royals in KC. Meche is coming off the disabled list (shoulder bursitis).