The Royals scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to snap a 2-2 tie and send the Red Sox to a 4-2 loss at Kauffmann Stadium Monday night.
Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Boston sent rookie right-hander Hector Velazquez to the mound for his second career start. He responded with 5.1 innings, allowing a pair of Kansas City runs on five hits. Velazquez (pictured) struck out three and didn't walk a batter.
The Royals and Red Sox traded two-run homers with Eric Hosmer going deep in the bottom of the third and Jackie Bradley, Jr. tying the game in the top of the fourth. For JBJ, it was his ninth home run of the year.
Dustin Pedroia was out of the lineup after getting hit with a pitch in Houston Sunday night. His cap and glove made it to the field, however, when catcher Christian Vazquez borrowed both when he played third base in the bottom of the eighth inning after Boston had pinch hit for Pablo Sandoval.
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