Red Sox Beat Royals 5-2 for Split of Day-Night Doubleheader
Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts homered to back a strong start by David Price, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Wednesday night to salvage a split of their day-night doubleheader.
The Royals won the opener 3-2 behind a strong performance by Ian Kennedy and their bullpen.
It was Price (6-1) who shined in the nightcap, allowing two runs over 7 1/3 innings. Junichi Tazawa got through the rest of the eighth before Craig Kimbrel handled a scoreless ninth for his 11th save.
The Red Sox were clinging to a 2-1 lead when they loaded the bases off Edinson Volquez (4-4) with two outs in the sixth inning. Christian Vazquez dribbled a single up the middle to score two runs, giving the Red Sox plenty of cushion the way their left-hander was pitching.