Quotes, Notes and Stars from the Red Sox' 3-2 loss to Kansas City:
"He was outstanding once again...The eight innings of work, three runs allowed...he's been very steady for us all year long.'' -- John Farrell on Steven Wright.
"I think when you get a team like Kansas City - they're really aggressive, they're a really good hitting team and they want to hit -- so when you start throwing strikes and getting into counts where they have to swing, it just really makes my knuckleball play up.'' -- Wright.
"Going in there, I thought I had it. He threw it perfect. A little bit to the left, a little bit to the right, I'm there. Shaw hits a sacrifice fgly, we're tied. (Herrera is) one of the toughest relief pitchers in the game so getting an extra base off him, I thought it was huge.'' -- Xander Bogaerts on trying to go from first-to-third but being throw out by outfielder Jarrod Dyson.
"We've executed that play routinely. We're going to put pressure on the defense. We force them to throw a strike from that far away and he makes a very good defensive play.'' -- Farrell on the same play.
-- Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 23 games with a single in the ninth inning.
-- Xander Bogaerts extended his hitting streak to 12 games and leads the American League in hits.
-- The Red Sox have homered in 19 consecutive games.
-- The home run by Chris Young was his first of the season, and first since last August 28 at Atlanta.
-- Steven Wright's road ERA is 1.73.
-- Despite Wright's ERA of 2.52 for the season, the Red Sox are now 3-5 in games he's started.
1) Jarrod Dyson
He tripled and scored the tie-breaking run in the sixth, but his biggest contribution came in the top of the eighth when he threw out Xander Bogaerts trying to go first-to-third.
2) Eric Hosmer
Hosmer got the Royals on the board in the first inning by golfing a two-run homer to center off Steven Wright.
3) Steven Wright
Wright rebounded nicely and turned in a complete game, his second. He allowed two runs in the first, but only one more run over the next seven innings while allowing just five hits overall.