FINAL SCORE: Red Sox 8, Royals 3
IN BRIEF: Brock Holt hit a go-ahead, RBI double in the sixth inning and Eduardo Nunez a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the eighth to lead the Red Sox to an 8-3 victory over the Royals in the opener of a three-game series Kansas City. BOX SCORE
RED SOX RECORD: 31-29
Gordon doubles to right, Cuthbert hits a two-run homer to left off Rodriguez on a 0-and-1 count (2-0, KC).
Betts doubles to right, (Barlow replaces Sparkman on the mound) Martinez triples to right, scoring Betts (2-1, KC).
This, boys and girls, is why you always run hard out of the box. pic.twitter.com/U1sIGgCmux— Red Sox (@RedSox) June 5, 2019
Devers walks, Bogaerts hits a sacrifice fly to right, scoring Martinez (tied, 2-2).
Holt doubles to right, scoring Devers (3-2, BOS).
(Diekman replaces Boxberger on the mound) Martinez singles to left, Devers reaches on fielder choice (Martinez out at second), Bogaerts singles to right, Nunez, pinch-hitting for Holt, hits a three-run homer to left (6-2, BOS).
Things we like to see: ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/lI8J6DFIUX— Red Sox (@RedSox) June 5, 2019
(McCarthy replaces Diekman on the mound) Benintendi walks, Martinez singles to right, Devers doubles to left, scoring Benintendi and Martinez (8-2, BOS).
(Brasier replaces Workman on the mound) Gordon doubles to right, moves to third on Soler's fly out to right, scores on Cuthbert's groundout to short (8-3, BOS).
@Royals, Wednesday, 8:15 p.m., NESN
@Royals, Thursday, 1:15 p.m., NESN
Vs. Rays, Friday, 7:10 p.m., NESN
Doubleheader vs. Rays, Saturday, 1:05 & 6:05 p.m., NESN
Vs. Rays, Sunday, 1:05 p.m., NESN
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