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Red Sox 11, Royals 8
J.D. Drew watches his grand slam over the Green Monster. (Steven Senne/AP)
J.D. Drew and Mike Lowell each hit grand slams, in the second and sixth innings, respectively, as the Red Sox banged out 14 hits to finish the four-game sweep. Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed three runs on six hits, despite walking six, to become the first American League pitcher to go 8-0.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (21-26)
Lost 4
Boston 11, Kansas City 8   BOS
Boston (31-19)
Won 7
May 22, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
1 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 0   8 13 1
Boston
0 4 1 0 0 6 0 0 X   11 14 0
Standings thru 5/22/08  |  Recap: BOS  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Red Sox stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF6020034.285
Grudzielanek, 2B3000103.301
  German, 2B1000010.100
  a-Butler, PH1010000.267
Gordon, 3B4310214.295
Guillen, DH5343011.251
Teahen, RF2100303.252
Olivo, C5135014.289
Gload, 1B5000022.243
Callaspo, SS4000112.270
Gathright, CF4020101.259
Totals40813881024 

a-Singled for German in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Gathright (2, Matsuzaka), Guillen (17, Matsuzaka), Olivo 2 (11, Matsuzaka, Hansen).
HR: Guillen (6, 7th inning off Hansen, 0 on, 0 out), Olivo (6, 8th inning off Aardsma, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: DeJesus 2; Butler; Gordon; Guillen 8; Olivo 8; Gathright 3.
RBI: Guillen 3 (34), Olivo 5 (19).
2-out RBI: Guillen; Olivo 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Olivo 2; DeJesus 2; Grudzielanek; Callaspo; Gordon 3.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gathright (12, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Cash).

FIELDING
E: Gload (1, fielding).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF-LF3110201.291
Pedroia, 2B5111003.301
Ortiz, DH5010012.247
Ramirez, LF4210120.287
  Crisp, CF0000000.295
Lowell, 3B4334000.283
Youkilis, 1B4121010.324
Drew, RF4224001.290
Cash, C4110030.333
Lugo, SS3021000.293
  Cora, SS0000000.409
Totals36111411377 

BATTING
2B: Lowell (10, Bannister), Pedroia (15, Gobble).
HR: Drew (4, 2nd inning off Bannister, 3 on, 0 out), Lowell (6, 6th inning off Gobble, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Pedroia 2; Ortiz; Ramirez; Lowell 7; Youkilis 2; Drew 5; Cash; Lugo 2.
RBI: Drew 4 (22), Youkilis (35), Lugo (13), Pedroia (25), Lowell 4 (19).
2-out RBI: Youkilis; Lowell 4.
SF: Lugo.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Lugo (3, 2nd base by Bannister/Olivo).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister (L, 4-6)5.112771414.94
Gobble 0.22442116.55
Yabuta 1.00000105.85
Nunez 1.00000101.45
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka (W, 8-0)5.26336702.40
Lopez (H, 7)0.10000102.95
Hansen 1.02222017.56
Aardsma 1.03330213.27
Papelbon (S, 14)1.02000002.35

WP: Matsuzaka 2.
IBB: Ramirez (by Gobble).
Pitches-strikes: Bannister 107-72, Gobble 22-8, Yabuta 17-12, Nunez 10-8, Matsuzaka 118-67, Lopez 4-3, Hansen 24-13, Aardsma 26-15, Papelbon 15-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bannister 4-6, Gobble 0-1, Yabuta 1-1, Nunez 1-1, Matsuzaka 6-4, Lopez 0-0, Hansen 1-2, Aardsma 0-1, Papelbon 2-1.
Batters faced: Bannister 27, Gobble 6, Yabuta 4, Nunez 3, Matsuzaka 29, Lopez 1, Hansen 7, Aardsma 6, Papelbon 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Gobble 1-1, Lopez 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Brian Knight. 2B: Marvin Hudson. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 57 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, L to R.
T: 3:16.
Att: 37,613.

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