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Game 150: Greinke, Royals make easy work of Red Sox

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Final - 9.22.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston Red Sox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0
Kansas City Royals 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 5 9 1
WP: Zack Greinke (15 - 8)
SV: Joakim Soria (28)
LP: Paul Byrd (1 - 2)

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Well, we knew we were facing Zack Greinke and that'd it be tough to pull out the win. But...

But nothing, actually. The Sox just pretty much got spanked, 5-1, in a loss on Tuesday night.

The Royals scored 5 runs in the first inning off Paul Byrd to get things going on the right foot (for them). Greinke just dealt from there, allowing just two hits in 6 innings of work.

The Sox's offense was non-existant. Although the team walked six times, it really didn't matter as they only produced two hits (Victor Martinez and Dustin Pedroia, thank you). V-Mart had the only RBI, but bringing Jacoby Ellsbury in on a ground out. It was V-Mart's 101 RBI of the season.

Byrd actually worked 6.2 innings, but those 5 runs were a killer in the first. He threw just 101 pitches -- not too shabby (but, once again, damn that first inning).

Two more with the Royals. Here's to hoping the Sox can manage a split.