Here are the lineups for the final game of the series:
RED SOX (76-49)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (11-6, 3.32)
Pitching: LHP Danny Duffy (3-6, 4.97)
Game time: 2:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Notes: The Sox are 4-3 against the Royals this season. ... They have dropped five of eight overall and have five games left on this road trip. ... The Sox are 10-9 in August. ... Lester is pitching at Kauffman Stadium for the first time in just over five years. He went five innings here on Aug. 8, 2006, giving up four runs on six hits and three walks and took the loss. He is 4-1, 1.28 in six career starts against Kansas City and allowed one run over 5.1 innings against them on July 25 at Fenway Park. ... Duffy, 22, faced the Sox on July 26 at Fenway and gave up six runs over 3.2 innings. The rookie has an 8.40 ERA in three starts this month.
Stat of the Day: Adrian Gonzalez has one home run in his last 173 plate appearances and has gone 87 plate appearances since his last one on July 30. That came off Chicago's Brian Bruney, who has since been released. Gonzalez has three RBIs in 19 games this month.
Song of the Day: "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby" by The Rolling Stones.