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Born: September 24, 1971; Los Angeles, CA Height: 6'0" Weight: 210
Kevin had four hits against Cleveland on May 6, matching his career high.
After starting off the season slowly, Millar turned it on in late July. He homered in three staight games from July 21 to 23, with three solo homers against the Yankees on the 23rd. He was named co-Player of the Week for batting .583 with 6 homers, 11 RBI, a .615 on-base percentage, and a 1.333 slugging percentage from July 21 to 26.
He continued his hot streak in August, with another four-hit game on August 11, as part of a 10-game hitting streak from August 9 to 18.
Kevin hit his 100th career home run against the Devil Rays on September 16.
Millar provided the game-winning hit in Tampa Bay on September 28. His eleventh-inning homer led the Sox to a 10-8 win.
Kevin's two-run homer in Game 1 of the Division Series gave the Sox a 3-0 lead and helped spark a seven-run fourth inning as they cruised to a 9-3 win.
He had a two-run double off Mike Mussina, igniting a five-run seventh inning in ALCS Game 1.
Millar's ALCS stats are a little deceiving, since his two most important plate appearances resulted in walks. Down 0-3 in the series and 4-3 in the game going into the bottom of the ninth, he started the Game 4 rally by walking to lead off the inning. That made Dave Roberts' steal and Bill Mueller's game-tying single possible, and the Sox went on to win in the twelfth.
In Game 5 of the ALCS, after David Ortiz's homer pulled the Sox to within 4-3 in the eighth, Millar walked again. He was again replaced by Roberts, who again went on to score the game-tying run, and the Sox won in fourteen.
Kevin hit a double in the first inning of World Series Game 1, contributing to a four-run inning that got the team off and running.
Millar rides with Doug Mientkiewicz and Manny Ramirez in a Duck Boat for the Rolling Rally.
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