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Beckett blazes, Sox sweep
Royals' bats silenced
Mark Redman pitched eight innings of one-run ball, but the solo homer he allowed in the fourth proved too much for his offense to overcome. The lefty also saw his six-game winning streak snapped as Kansas City was swept by Boston. Matt Stairs was the only hitter to reach base more than once.
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Red Sox 1, Royals 0
Manny Ramirez hit a solo homer and made a sliding catch in left field Wedneday. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Series at a glance:
Ramirez's homer lifts Sox
Manny Ramirez's fourth-inning solo homer was all the offense Josh Beckett would need as Boston completed a three-game sweep of Kansas City. Beckett struck out seven in eight shutout innings. Jonathan Papelbon earned his 29th save.
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 Ramirez's home run:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 19, 2006
KC
Kansas City (32-62)
Lost 3
Boston 1, Kansas City 0   BOS
Boston (57-36)
Won 3
July 19, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Boston
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 X   1 7 0
Standings thru 7/19/06  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF4010001.300
German, 2B2000001.331
Mientkiewicz, 1B4010012.279
Stairs, DH3010101.267
  1-Graffanino, PR-DH0000000.271
Brown, RF4000015.277
Teahen, 3B4000031.265
Berroa, SS4010001.245
Phillips, C3000001.222
Gathright, CF3000031.203
Totals310401814 


1-Ran for Stairs in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Berroa (16, Beckett), DeJesus (15, Beckett).
TB: DeJesus 2; Mientkiewicz; Stairs; Berroa 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeJesus; Brown 2; Mientkiewicz; Berroa.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Graffanino (3, 2nd base off Papelbon/Mirabelli).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Phillips-German-Mientkiewicz, Phillips-Berroa-Mientkiewicz, Berroa-German).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Youkilis, 1B4000021.286
Loretta, 2B4020020.301
Ortiz, DH3010001.278
Ramirez, LF3111002.306
Lowell, 3B3010010.297
Mirabelli, C3010021.196
Crisp, CF2000011.267
Kapler, RF3000012.342
Gonzalez, SS3010000.282
Totals28171098 

BATTING
HR: Ramirez (25, 4th inning off Redman, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Loretta 2; Ortiz; Ramirez 4; Lowell; Mirabelli; Gonzalez.
RBI: Ramirez (68).
GIDP: Youkilis.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Lowell (1, 2nd base by Redman/Phillips).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Redman (L, 6-5)8.07110915.02
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 12-5)8.04000704.78
Papelbon (S, 29)1.00001100.54

HBP: Crisp (by Redman), German (by Beckett), German (by Beckett).
Pitches-strikes: Redman 123-80, Beckett 110-78, Papelbon 21-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Redman 7-7, Beckett 5-12, Papelbon 0-2.
Batters faced: Redman 29, Beckett 30, Papelbon 4.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 77 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 15 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:35.
Att: 36,098.

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