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American League Game Summary - Kansas City at Boston



(Friday, July 18)

Final Score: Boston 5, Kansas City 4

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.

"One of the reasons we targeted him prior to last year was the way his swing is built and how it would fit this ball park," Red Sox manager John Farrell said of Bogaerts.

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.

The hosts entered the home sixth down by three. Daniel Nava's one-out single preceded a two-run shot to dead center from Bogaerts which closed the Boston gap to 4-3. Stephen Drew bounced a ball over the low wall in right and, after David Ross fanned, Downs came on and gave up the go-ahead two-run shot to center from the pinch-hitter Gomes.

"He labored early, but then kind of settled down after we scored the three runs," Royals manager Ned Yost said about Shields. "Then got a pitch up to Bogaerts that he hit the two-run homer, and another pitch up on the double."

Burke Badenhop and Andrew Miller held the Royals off the board in the seventh, then Junichi Tazawa stranded Gordon on third in the eighth.

Uehara let up a two-out double to Omar Infante, but closed out the contest by inducing a grounder to second from Hosmer.

Infante doubled with one away in the first and came in when Hosmer followed with a base hit to give Kansas City an early lead.

In the home second, Bogaerts reached on an error, moved to third on a Drew single, then scored easily on a two-out hit to left from Holt.

The Royals struck back with two in the fourth. Infante led off with an infield hit and Hosmer followed with a ground-rule double, ahead of back-to-back RBI singles from Perez and Gordon.

Norichika Aoki began the fifth by singling, stole second, moved to third on a passed ball and scored on Hosmer's base hit for a 4-1 Royals edge.

Game Notes

Gomes has hit six pinch homers with Boston, one off the franchise record held by Ted Williams ... Infante collected three hits and scored twice for the Royals ... Entering play, Shields sported a 9-13 mark vs. the Red Sox and 2-9 record in Boston.

07/19 01:56:06 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR
 
Final
TEX 3
CLE 12
Final
COL 6
CIN 4
Final
MIA 2
PIT 5
Final
CWS 5
TOR 3
Final
KAN 2
NYY 4
Final
BOS 4
MIN 6
Final
PHI 0
NYM 7
Final
SEA 3
TAM 0
Final
SFG 3
MIL 1
Final
DET 3
OAK 2
Final
HOU 4
BAL 5
Final
WAS 3
CHC 0
Final
ARI 3
STL 4
7th
SDP 4
ANA 3
 
7th
ATL 1
LOS 1
 
1:05pm Today
CWS
BAL
 
4:35pm Today
CWS
BAL
 
8:05pm Tonight
BOS
TEX
 
10:05pm Tonight
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Tonight
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Tonight
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Tonight
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
TAM
BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
BOS
TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
ARI
MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
SFG
 
2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
TAM
BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
BOS
TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
1:10pm Sunday
MIA
NYM
 
1:10pm Sunday
WAS
CIN
 
1:35pm Sunday
COL
PHI
 
1:35pm Sunday
TAM
BAL
 
2:10pm Sunday
ARI
MIL
 
2:10pm Sunday
CWS
HOU
 
2:10pm Sunday
TOR
MIN
 
2:15pm Sunday
LOS
STL
 
2:20pm Sunday
KAN
CHC
 
3:05pm Sunday
BOS
TEX
 
4:05pm Sunday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Sunday
NYY
OAK
 
4:10pm Sunday
CLE
SEA
 
8:05pm Sunday
DET
ANA
 
9:10pm Sunday
PIT
SDP
 
7:05pm Monday
TOR
WAS
 
7:10pm Monday
CHC
MIA
 
7:10pm Monday
MIN
BOS
 
8:10pm Monday
BAL
HOU
 
8:10pm Monday
MIL
STL
 
8:40pm Monday
LOS
COL
 
9:40pm Monday
ATL
ARI
 
10:05pm Monday
TAM
ANA
 
10:10pm Monday
NYM
SDP
 
10:10pm Monday
NYY
SEA
 
10:15pm Monday
PIT
SFG
 
Final
HOU 90
GSW 104
 
9:00pm Friday
GSW
HOU
 
9:00pm Sunday
HOU
GSW
 
Final
ANA 2
CHI 5
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
CALIFORNIA
CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
COLUMBIA
ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
ORALROBRTS
ARKANSAS
 
1:00pm Friday
OREGON
IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
SFLORIDA
FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
WRIGHTST
NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
LEHIGH
LSU
 
6:00pm Friday
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MERCER
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MOREHEADST
LOUISVILLE
 
6:00pm Friday
VIRGINIA
USC
 
7:00pm Friday
FIU
MIAFLA
 
7:00pm Friday
FLAAM
FLORIDA
 
7:00pm Friday
MARYLAND
MISS
 
7:00pm Friday
SACREDHART
TCU
 
7:00pm Friday
STJOHNS
OKLAHOMAST
 
7:00pm Friday
TSOUTHERN
TEXASAM
 
7:00pm Friday
VCU
DALLASBAPT
 
8:00pm Friday
HSTNBAPT
HOUSTON
 
8:00pm Friday
LIPSCOMB
VANDERBILT
 
8:00pm Friday
OHIO
ILLINOIS
 
8:00pm Friday
TULANE
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Friday
PEPPERDINE
FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Friday
SANDIEGOST
CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Friday
CSBAKER
UCLA
 
Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR