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Sox snap cold streak
Sox bats provide warmth
Josh Beckett yielded just one run in a cold Kansas City as the Red Sox recorded their first win of the season. Mike Lowell had a two-run double, and Kevin Youkilis hit a two-run homer.
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Red Sox 7, Royals 1
Kevin Youkilis rounds the bases following his two-run home run in the seventh inning. (Dick Whipple/AP)
Series at a glance:
No razzle-dazzle for Royals
Ross Gload went 2-for-3 with a walk, and Jason LaRue hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning, but it was the only run the Royals could muster against Boston right-hander Josh Beckett.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 04, 2007
TB
NYY
PPD
BOS
Boston (1-1)
Won 1
Boston 7, Kansas City 1   KC
Kansas City (1-1)
Lost 1
April 4, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0   7 8 3
Kansas City
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 3 0
Standings thru 4/4/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Royals Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS3011100.286
Youkilis, 1B5112013.333
Ortiz, DH3100212.167
Ramirez, LF2210210.167
  a-Pena, PH-LF1000000.000
Drew, RF5121022.429
Lowell, 3B4012102.250
Varitek, C3011001.143
Crisp, CF3100113.000
Pedroia, 2B3110100.500
Totals327878613 

a-Grounded out for Ramirez in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Drew (1, Perez), Lowell (2, Perez).
HR: Youkilis (1, 7th inning off Wellemeyer, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Lugo; Youkilis 4; Ramirez; Drew 3; Lowell 2; Varitek; Pedroia.
RBI: Drew (1), Lowell 2 (2), Varitek (1), Youkilis 2 (2), Lugo (1).
2-out RBI: Drew; Lowell 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek; Crisp; Lowell; Ortiz.
S: Lugo.
SF: Varitek.
GIDP: Youkilis.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Lowell 3 (3, fielding, fielding, throw).
DP: (Lowell-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF3000110.000
Grudzielanek, 2B4000001.333
  German, 2B0000000.000
Teahen, RF3010122.429
Sweeney, DH4000004.250
Gordon, 3B4000020.000
Brown, LF3100110.000
Gload, 1B3020110.429
LaRue, C3001002.000
Pena, SS4000012.286
Totals311314811 

BATTING
2B: Teahen (1, Beckett), Gload (1, Beckett).
TB: Teahen 2; Gload 3.
RBI: LaRue (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sweeney 2; Pena 2.
SF: LaRue.
GIDP: Grudzielanek.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Pena-Grudzielanek-Gload).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 1-0)5.02114501.80
Lopez (H, 1)0.21000000.00
Snyder (H, 1)1.10000000.00
Romero 1.00000100.00
Pineiro 1.00000206.75
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perez (L, 0-1)5.15443306.75
Soria 0.20001000.00
Wellemeyer 1.012230118.00
Braun 1.02111209.00
Gobble 1.00000100.00

Pitches-strikes: Beckett 94-46, Lopez 9-5, Snyder 18-10, Romero 11-6, Pineiro 20-14, Perez 90-52, Soria 19-11, Wellemeyer 35-19, Braun 24-13, Gobble 11-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Beckett 3-7, Lopez 2-0, Snyder 2-2, Romero 2-0, Pineiro 1-0, Perez 7-6, Soria 0-2, Wellemeyer 1-2, Braun 0-1, Gobble 1-1.
Batters faced: Beckett 22, Lopez 3, Snyder 4, Romero 3, Pineiro 4, Perez 23, Soria 3, Wellemeyer 7, Braun 6, Gobble 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Snyder 1-0, Soria 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 42 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 3:19.
Att: 22,348.

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