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Matsuzaka lives up to billing
Red Sox 4, Royals 1
Daisuke Matsuzaka worked his way out of several jams. (Dick Whipple/AP)
 Matsuzaka's final line
 Matsuzaka's first strikeout
 Matsuzaka's first MLB pitch
Daisuke Matsuzaka lived up to the hype, as he recorded 10 strikeouts over seven innings and allowed just one run in a 108-pitch outing. The right-hander yielded a first-inning single, but he then didn't allow another hit until the fifth.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 05, 2007
TOR
DET
PPD
BOS
Boston (2-1)
Won 2
Boston 4, Kansas City 1   KC
Kansas City (1-2)
Lost 2
April 5, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0   4 11 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 7 2
Standings thru 4/5/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Royals Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS5120004.333
Youkilis, 1B4100111.231
Ortiz, DH5110042.182
Ramirez, LF5021001.273
Drew, RF3110113.400
Lowell, 3B4020001.333
Varitek, C4000015.091
Crisp, CF4011023.100
Pedroia, 2B4020012.500
Totals38411221022 

BATTING
2B: Ramirez (1, Greinke), Lowell (3, Greinke), Lugo (1, Greinke), Drew (2, Greinke), Ortiz (2, Peralta).
TB: Lugo 3; Ortiz 2; Ramirez 3; Drew 2; Lowell 3; Crisp; Pedroia 2.
RBI: Ramirez (1), Crisp (1).
2-out RBI: Ramirez; Crisp.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew 2; Pedroia; Crisp; Lugo 2.
GIDP: Lugo.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lugo (1, 3rd base off Greinke/Buck).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Varitek-Lugo, Matsuzaka-Lugo-Youkilis).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF4121000.167
German, 2B4020011.500
Teahen, RF3000122.300
Brown, DH4010022.143
Gordon, 3B4010011.091
Shealy, 1B4000031.000
Gload, LF3000021.300
Buck, C3010010.429
Pena, T, SS3000002.200
Totals3217111210 

BATTING
2B: Brown (1, Matsuzaka).
HR: DeJesus (1, 6th inning off Matsuzaka, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: DeJesus 5; German 2; Brown 2; Gordon; Buck.
RBI: DeJesus (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena, T; Gordon.
GIDP: Brown.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: German (1, 2nd base by Matsuzaka/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Buck (1, throw), Gordon (1, fielding).
DP: (Pena, T-Shealy).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka (W, 1-0)7.061111011.29
Romero (H, 1)1.01000000.00
Papelbon (S, 1)1.00000200.00
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Greinke (L, 0-1)7.08211701.29
Peralta 1.03211103.38
Riske 1.00000200.00

WP: Peralta.
IBB: Drew (by Peralta).
Pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka 108-74, Romero 15-10, Papelbon 13-11, Greinke 101-64, Peralta 31-19, Riske 11-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Matsuzaka 5-5, Romero 3-0, Papelbon 1-0, Greinke 6-8, Peralta 1-1, Riske 1-0.
Batters faced: Matsuzaka 26, Romero 4, Papelbon 3, Greinke 29, Peralta 8, Riske 3.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 36 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 3:00.
Att: 23,170.

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