Masataka Yoshida and Adam Duvall hit a home run, and Chris Sale grabbed his first win since May to lead the race Boston Red Sox past the host Kansas City Royals7-3, in Sunday’s rubber game of the three-game series.
Yoshida’s two-out, three-run fly barely made it past the right midfield wall, giving him his 14th home run and a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning. The rookie had two of them Red Sox‘s nine hits, his 46th multi-hit game.
Sale (6-3) allowed two singles and two walks, hitting five while just a runner past first base recorded his first win since May 26-13 against the royalshis most against any opponent.
Duvall’s 416-foot solo shot to the left, his 19th home run, improved Boston’s sixth-round lead to 4-0. Duvall has hit in 12 of his last 13 games, hitting .408 with eight home runs and 16 RBIs.
Salvador Perez put Kansas City on the scoreboard with an RBI single-off reliever Mauricio Llovera in the sixth set to cut the deficit to 4-1. Perez had two of them royals‘ Eight hits.
Red Sox Right fielder Alex Verdugo hobbled after Perez’s shot and left the game a batsman later. According to the Boston Globe, Verdugo struggles with a tight left thigh muscle.
Bobby Witt Jr.’s throwing error in the seventh inning resulted in two hits Red Sox Runs as Justin Turner delivered a sacrifice flight for a 6-1 lead. Rafael Devers’ two-out RBI double in the ninth set crowned Boston’s goal.
Dairon Blanco’s two-run single in the ninth round ahead of Kenley Jansen capped the score.
After the start, Taylor Clarke retired Red Sox In the first game, Zack Greinke (1-14) was okay 3 2/3 innings, allowing three runs with five hits and a walk. Greinke has not won since May 3rd.
Boston (71-66), who has lost five of seven games, earned their first straight win since a three-game win at the New York Yankees Aug. 18-20.
The royals is down 6-21 since this season’s seven-game winning streak ended Aug. 4, falling to 42-96 and falling 54 games under .500 for the first time in franchise history.
https://deadspin.com/red-sox-top-royals-in-chris-sales-first-win-since-may-1850801139?utm_source=regular Red Sox lead the Royals in Chris Sale’s first win since May