MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT BOSTON RED SOX
10/20/2022
 
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT BOSTON RED SOX
GAME ID: 14284 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20TH , 2022 - GAME LOG
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City Royals 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
Boston Red Sox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0
Royals Top Red Sox 5-1 to Begin LCS
The Kansas City Royals powered past the hometown Boston Red Sox, 5-1, in the opener of the League Championship Series at Fenway Park today. Kansas City starting pitcher Walker Buehler threw 7.0 innings of 1-hit ball, to lead the charge. The Royals now lead the series 1-0.

Who knows how it might've ended, had it not been for Matt Chapman? The Kansas City third baseman had a 2-run single in the top of the fourth inning to put the Royals on top, 2-0. For the game, Chapman had 1 double and 1 single in 4 at-bats.

"This level of focus will win us a lot of ballgames," Buehler said after the game.

The next game is set to be played tomorrow at Fenway Park in Boston.
KANSAS CITY BATTING LINESCORE BOSTON BATTING LINESCORE
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
N. Ahmed SS 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 .214 0 1
T. Story 2B 5 0 2 1 0 1 1 .300 2 7
M. Yastrzemski RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .182 2 9
R. Hoskins 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .176 2 5
N. Cruz DH 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .231 1 2
D. Varsho C 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .393 2 5
M. Chapman 3B 4 1 2 2 0 1 1 .323 2 8
M. Hermosillo CF 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 .250 1 2
A. Benintendi LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .250 1 5
Totals 36 5 9 5 2 10 13      
BATTING
Doubles: D. Varsho (2, 4th Inning off W. Miley, 1 on, 2 outs) , T. Story (1, 5th Inning off W. Miley, 1 on, 0 outs) , N. Ahmed (1, 5th Inning off W. Miley, 0 on, 0 outs) , M. Chapman (1, 6th Inning off C. Stratton, 0 on, 1 out)
Home Runs: M. Hermosillo (1, 4th Inning off W. Miley, 1 on, 2 outs)
Total Bases: N. Ahmed 2 , T. Story 3 , R. Hoskins , D. Varsho 2 , M. Chapman 3 , M. Hermosillo 4 , A. Benintendi
2-out RBI: M. Chapman , M. Hermosillo
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: , N. Cruz 2 , A. Benintendi
Team LOB: 6

FIELDING
Double Plays: 1 (Story-Ahmed-Hoskins)
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
A. Baddoo LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .235 1 4
J. Polanco 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .171 1 5
D. LeMahieu 3B 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .240 1 1
M. Trout CF 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 .154 0 0
P. Goldschmidt 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .303 3 9
J. Baez SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .276 2 6
A. Verdugo RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .207 1 3
E. Longoria DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .276 0 4
S. Murphy C 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 .333 1 2
Totals 28 1 2 1 6 7 13      
BATTING
Home Runs: S. Murphy (1, 8th Inning off W. Buehler, 0 on, 0 outs)
Total Bases: J. Polanco , S. Murphy 4
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: A. Baddoo , P. Goldschmidt
GIDP: A. Baddoo
Hit by Pitch: E. Longoria
Team LOB: 7

FIELDING
PB: S. Murphy
KANSAS CITY PITCHING LINESCORE BOSTON PITCHING LINESCORE
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI ERA   
W. Buehler W (2-0) 7.0 1 1 1 5 3 1 98 3.86   
J. Springs 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 28 0.00   
B. Graterol 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 14 0.00   
PITCHING
Game Score: W. Buehler 69
Batters Faced: W. Buehler 27, J. Springs 5, B. Graterol 3
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: W. Buehler 5-12, J. Springs 2-0, B. Graterol 0-0
Pitches - Strikes: W. Buehler 98-53, J. Springs 28-16, B. Graterol 14-11
WP: W. Buehler
Hit Batsmen: W. Buehler
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI ERA   
W. Miley L (2-1) 4.0 7 5 5 1 4 1 71 5.40   
C. Stratton 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 31 3.38   
D. Coleman 2.1 0 0 0 1 3 0 28 6.75   
D. Hudson 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0.00   
PITCHING
Game Score: W. Miley 31
Batters Faced: W. Miley 20, C. Stratton 6, D. Coleman 8, D. Hudson 4
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: W. Miley 6-2, C. Stratton 1-1, D. Coleman 1-3, D. Hudson 1-2
Pitches - Strikes: W. Miley 71-43, C. Stratton 31-20, D. Coleman 28-17, D. Hudson 15-13
Inherited Runners - Scored: C. Stratton 1-0 , D. Coleman 1-0
GAME NOTES
Player of the Game: Walker Buehler
Ballpark: Fenway Park
Weather: Clear skies (52 degrees), wind blowing in from right at 11 mph
Start Time: 8:05 PM ET
Time: 3:32
Attendance: 40500
Wednesday, November 23rd , 2022 - OOTP Baseball 23.9 Build 102