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Game 92: July 16, 2007 Royals 0 L: Brian Bannister (5-6) 39-53, 2 game losing streakseries record Red Sox 4 W: Kason Gabbard (3-0) 56-36, 1 game winning streak19-8-4 series record Highlights: Three home runs by Dustin Pedroia, Manny Ramirez, and David Ortiz were the only offensive moments of the evening. Gabbard went the distance, striking out eight, walking one, and allowing just three hits. A Royals beat writer must already know what he is going to be writing by the end of August: the elimination day column. For the past decade every season is a rewrite of the previous except for that glimpse of success in 2003. The utter futility is so rote it’s ingrained in Kansas City players’ DNA. The lackluster attitude with which Emil Brown fielded Mike Lowell’s fly ball to left in the fifth is representative of the team’s culture. Can newcomers like Alex Gordon and Billy Butler stem the tide of apathy in a city that was once awash in baseball excellence? They may have a chance, but they’ll need a better bullpen and top of the rotation starters. Currently Jorge De La Rosa and Gil Meche lead the team with seven and six...


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