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Mirabelli, Manny spark rally
KC wastes good start
David DeJesus drove in three runs and right-hander Luke Hudson threw shutout ball through six innings, but the Royals couldn't hold off the Red Sox as they dropped the series opener on Monday night at Fenway Park.
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 DeJesus hits a two-run single
Red Sox 5, Royals 4
Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz laugh after Ortiz stole second base on Monday. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Series at a glance:
Red Sox strike late
Doug Mirabelli hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning to tie the game, and Manny Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth to give the Red Sox a one-run advantage that they would not relinquish as they took Game 1.
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 Mirabelli goes yard
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 17, 2006
KC
Kansas City (32-60)
Lost 1
Boston 5, Kansas City 4   BOS
Boston (55-36)
Won 1
July 17, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   4 7 2
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 X   5 11 0
Standings thru 7/17/06  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF5013002.307
Grudzielanek, 2B5000014.286
Mientkiewicz, 1B5010000.280
Brown, RF3110001.284
Stairs, DH4010023.268
Graffanino, SS3000113.272
Teahen, 3B4220002.269
Gathright, CF2100100.209
Buck, C2011100.243
Totals334743415 

BATTING
2B: Buck (13, Wakefield).
TB: DeJesus; Mientkiewicz; Brown; Stairs; Teahen 2; Buck 2.
RBI: Buck (32), DeJesus 3 (24).
2-out RBI: Buck; DeJesus 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Grudzielanek 3; Teahen.
S: Buck.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Grudzielanek (1, throw), Graffanino (5, fielding).
Outfield assists: DeJesus (Youkilis at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Teahen-Grudzielanek-Mientkiewicz, Grudzielanek-Mientkiewicz).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Youkilis, 1B4010011.287
Loretta, 2B4010000.301
  1-Harris, PR0100000.156
  Cora, 2B0000000.305
Ortiz, DH4020001.280
Ramirez, LF3111011.306
Nixon, RF4000012.302
Lowell, 3B3110110.300
Crisp, CF4131012.274
Mirabelli, C3113012.191
Gonzalez, SS3010021.281
Totals3251151810 


1-Ran for Loretta in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Crisp (9, Hudson).
HR: Mirabelli (3, 7th inning off Peralta, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Youkilis; Loretta; Ortiz 2; Ramirez; Lowell; Crisp 4; Mirabelli 4; Gonzalez.
RBI: Crisp (16), Mirabelli 3 (14), Ramirez (67).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mirabelli; Gonzalez; Crisp.
SF: Ramirez.
GIDP: Youkilis.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ortiz (1, 2nd base off Wellemeyer/Buck).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hudson 6.18330405.40
Peralta (BS, 2)(L, 1-2)0.22220214.63
Sisco 0.01000007.51
Wellemeyer 1.00001204.54
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wakefield 4.04333204.14
Delcarmen 2.02110103.25
Hansen 1.01000104.20
Timlin (W, 5-0)1.00000002.43
Papelbon (S, 27)1.00000000.56

Peralta pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Sisco pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

HBP: Brown (by Wakefield), Gathright (by Delcarmen).
Pitches-strikes: Hudson 94-57, Peralta 20-12, Sisco 1-1, Wellemeyer 20-10, Wakefield 77-49, Delcarmen 23-18, Hansen 14-9, Timlin 6-5, Papelbon 12-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hudson 7-7, Peralta 0-0, Sisco 0-0, Wellemeyer 0-1, Wakefield 5-5, Delcarmen 3-2, Hansen 2-0, Timlin 2-1, Papelbon 2-1.
Batters faced: Hudson 25, Peralta 4, Sisco 1, Wellemeyer 4, Wakefield 20, Delcarmen 9, Hansen 4, Timlin 3, Papelbon 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Peralta 2-2, Sisco 1-0, Wellemeyer 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Paul Schrieber.
Weather: 87 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:56.
Att: 36,436.

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