Salvador Perez's first career grand slam off Robby Scott in the bottom of the eighth inning sent the Red Sox to a 6-4 loss against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
Matt Barnes and Scott walked three consecutive batters without an out in the eighth before the Perez blast.
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Drew Pomeranz (pictured) started for Boston, going 6.1 innings in the no-decision outing. He allowed the first two KC runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five.
The Royals took an early 2-0 lead with single runs in the second and third innings off Pomeranz. Boston answered back with back-to-back home runs in the fourth by Andrew Benintendi and Xander Bogaerts.
The Red Sox padded the lead with two more runs in the top of the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Mookie Betts and an error by first baseman Chesler Cuthbert.
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