The Red Sox rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to rout the Royals 15-4 at Kauffman Stadium Saturday evening.
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Down by three runs in the top of the fifth inning, J.D. Martinez singled home the first Boston run followed by a three-run triple by Xander Bogaerts.
After KC tied the game in the bottom of the fifth on a bases-loaded hit batter, the Red Sox added three more in the seventh on a Mitch Moreland sacrifice fly anbd a two RBI single by Christian Vazquez. Andrew Benintendi added a solo home run in the eighth, his 14th of the year.
Boston put the game completely out of reach with a seven-run ninth inning that included RBI doubles by Mookie Betts (pictured) and Benintendi. Blake Swihart and Sandy Leon each singled to drive in runs.
David Price started for the Sox but did not figure in the win. He lasted 4.2 innings striking out nine. He allowed four runs on six hits and a walk. He also hit three batters - all in the same inning.
Heath Hembree recorded the win with 1.1 innings of scoreless relief.
Betts led Boston with four hits. Benintendi, Martinez, and Leon each had two.
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