The Kansas City Royals scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat the Red Sox 9-6 at Kauffman Stadium on Friday night. Jake Peavy, who gave up three straight singles in the inning and was driven from the game, took the loss.
The Red Sox scored in the top of the first on an RBI single by Daniel Nava which scored Shane Victorino. The game see-sawed into the fourth inning when Boston scored three times on a two-out, bases-clearing double by Mike Napoli to take a 6-3 lead.
Peavy (pictured) never seemed to get comfortable on the mound. He gave up six runs on ten hits, walked one and didn't strike out a batter. Drake Britton and Pedro Beato didn't fare any better, allowing a comined three runs on four hits over two innings.
Napoli, David Ortiz, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia each had two hits for Boston. Ortiz also hit his twenty-second home run of the year and extended his hitting streak to ten games.
It's becoming more obvious that the Royals are for real. They've now won seventeen of their last twenty one games, and are hot on the heels of second place Cleveland in the American League Central Division.
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