Red Sox - 001 201 000 - 4 10 0 Royals - 001 008 00x - 9 14 2Everything fell apart in the sixth inning. The Royals sent 12 men to the plate, and had their way with both Wakefield (5.1-9-4-0-3, 97) and Matt Albers (.1-3-5-2-0, 21).
Ryan Lavarnway was 2-for-3 (Carl Crawford and Dustin Pedroia also had two hits) and he batted in the first run of his career.
Tim Wakefield / Felipe Paulino
On July 24, Wakefield won his 199th career game, and his season ERA was 5.15.
In his next four starts, he posted a 4.08 ERA, but has been credited with two losses and two no-decisions. He tries for win #200 (and Red Sox win #186) for the fifth time tonight. (Giving wins to pitchers is dumb, but Wakefield must get eight more.)
Game thread here.