Red Sox sweep the Royals
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The Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-5 to complete the sweep. This win pushed Boston to 33-29 and was the team’s fourth straight.
Boston defeated an early obstacle set by a poor start from Ryan Weber. The spot starter allowed two earned runs and five hits in 1 1/3 innings. The bullpen did a serviceable job behind him, pitching 7 2/3 innings of three earned run baseball. In reality, it was the offense that saved the game.
Though the Sox accumulated just nine hits, they put seven runs on the board. Mookie Betts‘ 10th homer of the year highlighted the Red Sox’ scoring. The only other extra-base hits came from J.D. Martinez (double) and Christian Vazquez (triple). Meanwhile, the former had to leave the game early because of back spasms. Sam Travis came into replace him.
The Red Sox open a four-game series against the Rays at 7:10 p.m. eastern. Rick Porcello will make the start for Boston.