Xander Bogaerts slams Red Sox to win over Royals

Joe Kelly was a man of the people this weekend at Fenway Park

Jon Jay had four singles and a sacrifice fly in the 12th that put Kansas City up 4-3.

Gordon added a single off Brian Johnson (1-1) with one out in the 13th, Whit Merrifield followed with another single and Soler drove in both with a shot over the Green Monster.

"I knew it was gone", he said. "We just couldn't hold a one-run lead, so the three-run, we finally did it".

The current Royals are hitting a combined.268 against him but with just three home runs in 280 at-bats - and the 10 wins against Kansas City matches his high against any team (he's 10-6 against the Minnesota Twins).

For the first time all season, Boston College women's lacrosse lost a game. As MLB's Stat of the Day notes, he's the first pitcher ever to strike out eight batters in an outing of less than three innings. Trailing 3-0, Boston scored a run in the second on Moreland's homer and five off Jason Hammel (0-3) in a third inning highlighted by Bogaerts' slam that completely left Fenway Park.

Brad Keller threw a run-scoring wild pitch in the seventh. Duffy is 0-4 with a 6.75 ERA in six games lifetime against the Red Sox, but is 0-3 with a 7.97 ERA in four games at Fenway.

Soler's home run was the latest turn in a back-and-forth battle that included 27 hits and a total of eight runs from the ninth inning on.

Last night marked the worst start of the season for Eduardo Rodriguez.

The Red Sox will wrap up a three-game series vs. the Kansas City Royals tomorrow afternoon before heading on a long road trip to Texas, New York and Toronto.

Marlins 2, Phillies 1: Pinch-hitter Yadiel Rivera singled home Cameron Maybin, who had tripled, in the 10th inning as visiting Miami won its fourth in a row while handing Philadelphia its fourth consecutive loss.

"I didn't hit a grand slam in my career, so it's not because of me,"Red Sox manager Alex Cora said".

Cuthbert came in at third base at the bottom of the first.

Mookie Betts, bothered by hamstring tightness, missed his second straight game for Boston, with the wet field cementing the decision for Cora.

Drew Pomeranz, who has been bashed around in his first two starts this season, will look to improve on his ugly 7.27 ERA on Wednesday against the Royals. He said he wanted to change the team's luck while they were down 3-0, and the Sox rallied to win the contest with Kelly in the stands.

With their 10-6 come from behind win against the Kansas City Royals last night, the 2018 Red Sox recorded nineteen wins in April, more than any Red Sox team has notched in that month in the history of the franchise.



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