Recap - Sox rally in 6th to beat KC

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning. the Red Sox rallied for four runs to beat the Royals 5-4 at Fenway Park to open the second half of the 2014 season.

Photo courtesy Associated Press
All four of Boston's runs in the sixth came via the long ball. With one out and Daniel Nava on first, Xander Bogaerts smacked his seventh home run of the season. Stephen Drew followed with a double off Royals starter James Shields. One batter later Shields was relieved by Scott Downs and John Farrell opted to have Jonny Gomes (pictured) hit for Jackie Bradley, Jr. Gomes then slammed his second pinch-hit home run of the year to finish the scoring.

Clay Buchholz got the win to even his record at 5-5. He gave up all four Kansas City runs on ten hits over six innings. He struck out three and didn't walk anyone.

Mike Napoli and Drew each had two hits for the Red Sox; Koji Uehara earned his nineteenth save of the year.

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