Recap - Wright Deserved A Better Fate

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

To use an old baseball cliché, Steven Wright pitched just well enough to lose.

He went eight innings, charged with three runs on five hits and one walk as the Royals beat the Red Sox 3-2 in the first game of Wednesday's day/night doubleheader at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a two-run blast by Eric Hosmer off Wright who didn't allow another hit until the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
David Ortiz drove in the first Boston run with an RBI single in the fourth; Chris Young (pictured) drove in another with his first home run of the year in the fifth.

Ortiz led the Red Sox with three hits. Xander Bogaerts, the major league leader in hits, had his seventeenth two-hit game of the year.

Red Sox hitters struck out thirteen times in the game; nine of them came against Kansas City starting pitcher Ian Kennedy.

Jackie Bradley Jr. singled in the ninth inning and now has hit in 23 straight games.

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