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Heat stroke
Losing skid hits four games
Jonathan Papelbon couldn't protect a one-run lead in the ninth inning, as he allowed the Royals two runs to make it four straight losses for the Red Sox. Manny Ramirez extended his hitting streak to 24 games with a two-run home run in the first frame.
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 Lopez's two-run double
 Manny's two-run homer
Royals 5, Red Sox 4
Mike Sweeney (right) is mobbed by his teammates after delivering the game-winning blow. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Series at a glance:
Royals walk off winners
With a game-time temperature of 102 degrees, Mike Sweeney's single to left field in the ninth inning capped a two-run rally as the Royals posted their first walk-off victory on Wednesday. Pinch-hitter Esteban German started the comeback with a leadoff triple.
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 Sweeney's clutch hit
 Teahen's two-run double
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 09, 2006
BOS
Boston (65-47)
Lost 4
Kansas City 5, Boston 4   KC
Kansas City (40-73)
Won 2
August 9, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   4 7 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2   5 11 2
Standings thru 8/9/06  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Royals Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Youkilis, 1B3110213.295
Loretta, 2B4000103.303
Ortiz, DH4000103.288
Ramirez, LF3122211.322
Pena, RF5010024.304
  Crisp, CF0000000.275
Lowell, 3B2100203.285
Kapler, CF-RF3110100.269
Lopez, J, C4022013.263
Gonzalez, SS4000014.281
Totals324749624 

BATTING
2B: Kapler (4, Redman), Lopez, J (17, Redman), Youkilis (28, Wellemeyer).
HR: Ramirez (32, 1st inning off Redman, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Youkilis 2; Ramirez 5; Pena; Kapler 2; Lopez, J 3.
RBI: Ramirez 2 (91), Lopez, J 2 (33).
2-out RBI: Ramirez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gonzalez; Youkilis 2.
GIDP: Lopez, J; Lowell; Pena.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
CS: Kapler (1, 2nd base by Wellemeyer/Buck).
PO: Kapler (1st base by Wellemeyer).

FIELDING
PB: Lopez, J (2).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF3001111.291
Grudzielanek, 2B5220003.292
Sweeney, DH5121002.197
Teahen, 3B4122000.277
Costa, RF4020010.267
Shealy, 1B4000034.229
Buck, C4000004.244
Berroa, SS3010010.241
  a-German, PH1110000.323
Gathright, CF3010011.209
Totals3651141715 

a-Tripled for Berroa in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Teahen (14, Beckett), Grudzielanek (25, Papelbon).
3B: German (1, Papelbon).
TB: Grudzielanek 3; Sweeney 2; Teahen 3; Costa 2; Berroa; German 3; Gathright.
RBI: Teahen 2 (52), DeJesus (37), Sweeney (7).
2-out RBI: Sweeney.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck 3; Grudzielanek; Sweeney 2.
S: Gathright.
SF: DeJesus.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Costa (1, 2nd base off Timlin/Lopez, J), Gathright (16, 2nd base off Delcarmen/Lopez, J).

FIELDING
E: Teahen 2 (14, fielding, throw).
DP: 3 (Berroa-Grudzielanek-Shealy 2, Teahen-Shealy).
Pickoffs: Wellemeyer (Kapler at 1st base).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett 6.06320504.92
Delcarmen (H, 12)0.21001004.29
Timlin (H, 18)1.11000103.19
Papelbon (BS, 5)(L, 3-2)0.23220100.94
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Redman 4.15445315.49
Wellemeyer 3.01003104.24
Dohmann (W, 2-2)1.21001206.46

WP: Beckett 3.
IBB: Ortiz (by Wellemeyer).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 103-67, Delcarmen 21-12, Timlin 20-15, Papelbon 22-15, Redman 106-61, Wellemeyer 45-22, Dohmann 32-19.
Ground outs-fly outs: Beckett 9-5, Delcarmen 1-1, Timlin 3-0, Papelbon 0-1, Redman 5-5, Wellemeyer 6-1, Dohmann 2-1.
Batters faced: Beckett 25, Delcarmen 4, Timlin 5, Papelbon 5, Redman 23, Wellemeyer 11, Dohmann 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Timlin 2-0, Wellemeyer 3-0, Dohmann 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 102 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, Varies.
T: 3:54.
Att: 21,928.

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