Recap - Red Sox Offense Sparks Win Over Royals

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

The Red Sox jumped on Royals starter Danny Duffy for three home runs as Boston beat Kansas City 8-3 at Fenway Park.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
David Price was the beneficiary of the nine-hit Boston attack, going six innings and allowing just two runs for his thirteenth win of the year. He scattered five hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven.

The Red Sox scored in five of the first six innings.

Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez all went deep in the Red Sox win. Dustin Pedroia (pictured) stayed hot going four-for-five; he was one hit away from tying a major league record for consecutive hits. Bogaerts, Ramirez and Jackie Bradley, Jr. each had two hits.

Betts became just the fourth Red Sox player (joining Fred Lynn, Johnny Pesky, and Ted Williams) to score 100 runs in a season before turning 24.

The win allowed Boston to keep pace with the Blue Jays who had won earlier in the afternoon.

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