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Open Thread: 8/4/05 vs KC

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(Sorry about no open thread last night. I was having some minor computer problems.)

Another game against Kansas City -- how refreshing. The Sox look for the series sweep against the Royals today at 1 o'clock eastern.

Matt Clement (10-3, 4.43 ERA) is on the hill for the first time since getting hit in the head by a Carl Crawford line drive. I don't think it will effect him much being on the mound today, but we'll just have to wait a see.

On the mound for Kansas City is D.J. Carrasco (5-5, 4.37) who, surprisingly, has a better ERA than Clement, who's seen his drop significantly in recent starts.

Roberto Petagine makes his debut today, batting fourth and playing first base. Kevin Millar will play left field as Manny Ramirez recouperates, and Alex Cora gets the start at second.