Perez grand slam in 8th rallies Royals over Red Sox 6-4

Ruben Hill
June 24, 2017

This victory came both a day after they had been clobbered 8-3 by the Red Sox and after an afternoon spent falling behind 4-2 as the Royals, owner of the fewest errors in baseball, improbably committed two in one inning.

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Red Sox are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -140 to win, while the Royals are getting odds of +130 to win.

His grand slam into the Royals' bullpen in left field came after two Boston pitchers walked the bases full with no outs.

Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer and Lorenzo Cain also drove in a run for the Royals (34-35), who can climb back to.500 for the first time since April 19 with a win Tuesday night. Kelvin Herrera worked around a leadoff double for his 17th save.

Andrew Benintendi and Xander Bogaerts bashed back-to-back home runs during the fourth inning to tie the game for the Red Sox. He struck out 4 batters and walked 3.

"This one kind of stings", manager John Farrell said.

The Red Sox got a lead off double from Jackie Bradley the 9th inning, but were not able to get any runs across.

Boston right-hander Hector Velazquez was almost as good as Hammel in his second career start, carefully navigating a bunch of baserunners during the first two innings. It was Escobar's 1,000th career hit as a Royal.

Marrero scored from third on Minor's error.

The Red Sox went 4-4 on the three-city trip, splitting two games with the lowly Phillies in Philadelphia, taking 2-of-3 in Houston from the American League-best Astros, then dropping 2-of-3 to the Royals. The Reds scored three runs in the ninth off closer Alex Colome, who allowed Joey Votto's 20th home run of the season before recording his 20th save.

Red Sox: 2B Dustin Pedroia missed his third straight game with rib soreness after being hit by a pitch Sunday. LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (right knee) went through fielding practice before the game.

The dominant performance came after Sale twirled a complete game in his last start at Kansas City, allowing two earned runs while striking out 10 in a 7-4 victory last September 16 for the White Sox. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.

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