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Facing KC, Kason cruises
Royals offense quieted
Home runs hadn't been a problem for Brian Bannister, having allowed only four over 80 innings coming into Monday's game, but the young righty gave up three long balls in the opener and took the loss. Emil Brown collected two of Kansas City's three hits.
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Red Sox 4, Royals 0
Kason Gabbard (right) gets a pat on the head and a handshake from Josh Beckett. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Series at a glance:
Gabbard posts first shutout
In the finest outing of his young career, rookie left-hander Kason Gabbard held the Royals to just three hits on Monday, while David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia all went deep.
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 Pedroia's long ball
 Ramirez goes deep
 Ortiz's two-run homer
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 16, 2007
Kansas City (39-53)
Lost 2
Boston 4, Kansas City 0   BOS
Boston (56-36)
Won 1
July 16, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 1
0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 X   4 7 0
Standings thru 7/16/07  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
DeJesus, CF3000000.275
Grudzielanek, 2B4000011.275
Teahen, RF-1B4000020.285
Butler, DH3000010.303
Brown, LF3020010.237
German, 3B2000101.281
Gordon, 1B2000022.230
  a-Sanders, PH-RF1010000.380
Buck, C2000001.245
Pena, SS3000013.272

a-Singled for Gordon in the 8th.

TB: Brown 2; Sanders.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena 2.
GIDP: Grudzielanek; German; Buck.
Team LOB: 3.

E: Brown (2, fielding).
Pickoffs: Bannister (Lugo at 1st base).

Drew, RF4010010.259
Pedroia, 2B4221001.312
Ortiz, DH4112001.322
Ramirez, LF4111001.288
Youkilis, 1B3000010.317
Lowell, 3B3010000.301
Varitek, C3000012.275
Crisp, CF3000002.266
Lugo, SS3010022.211

HR: Pedroia (4, 4th inning off Bannister, 0 on, 1 out), Ramirez (13, 4th inning off Bannister, 0 on, 2 out), Ortiz (16, 6th inning off Bannister, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Drew; Pedroia 5; Ortiz 4; Ramirez 4; Lowell; Lugo.
RBI: Pedroia (27), Ramirez (53), Ortiz 2 (59).
2-out RBI: Ramirez.
Team LOB: 3.

PO: Lugo (1st base by Bannister).

DP: 3 (Pedroia-Youkilis-Lugo, Gabbard-Lugo-Youkilis 2).

Bannister (L, 5-6)6.05440333.87
Musser 2.02000204.87
Gabbard (W, 3-0)9.03001803.38

HBP: DeJesus (by Gabbard), Buck (by Gabbard).
Pitches-strikes: Bannister 95-60, Musser 31-20, Gabbard 107-71.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bannister 3-11, Musser 1-3, Gabbard 15-4.
Batters faced: Bannister 23, Musser 8, Gabbard 30.
Umpires: HP: Charlie Reliford. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 75 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:18.
Att: 37,099.

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