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Red Sox rally past Royals thanks to Bogaerts, Gomes

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonny Gomes' pinch-hit, two-run home run capped a four-run rally in the sixth inning, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals in Friday's opener of a three-game series from Fenway Park.

Xander Bogaerts added a two-run shot and scored twice, with Brock Holt driving in the other run for the Red Sox, who have won five of their last six games.

Clay Buchholz (5-5) allowed 10 hits and four runs, but lasted just long enough to snag the win by working six full frames. Koji Uehara turned in a scoreless ninth for his 19th save.

Eric Hosmer finished 3-for-5 with two RBI for the Royals, losers in four of their last five. Salvador Perez and Alex Gordon each contributed two hits and a run batted in to a futile effort.

Scott Downs (0-3) was charged with the lead run while recording one out in the deciding frame. James Shields worked the first 5 2/3 innings, exiting after giving up eight hits and four runs -- three earned.

07/18 22:50:41 ET

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