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Boston Red Sox (64-48) @ Kansas City Royals (52-60)
Clay Buchholz (2-6, 5.94) @ Gil Meche (9-9, 4.22)

7:10 PM EDT | Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City, Missouri)

GAME NOTES: More than a few story lines to watch in tonight’s game…
Will Clay Buchholz pitch well enough to give himself a chance at locking down the #5 spot in the rotation? If he lays another egg, do the Red Sox have to consider other options?
Mike Lowell gets the night off (potentially a sight we might need to get used to given his gimpy hip). In his stead, Youk moves over to third and Sean Casey mans first. With Lowell out of the clean up spot, there’s a shake up in the lineup (see comments) with Youk moving to the four spot and J.D. Drew manning the leadoff helm. If Mikey’s out for an extended period of time, are we covered?
Can this team figure out the formula for a road win?