Boston 11, Kansas City 5

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 7, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Tschida, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Bill Welke,
Attendance - 19502

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 11 16 1
Kansas City 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 12-16 4-10 8-6 W1
Kansas City 9-19 2-13 7-6 L2

Recap


Red Sox 11, Royals 5: Will Middlebrooks homered twice and drove in five runs and David Ortiz had three hits - including a solo shot - as visiting Boston snapped a five-game losing skid by outslugging Kansas City.

After belting a grand slam during Sunday's 17-inning marathon, Middlebrooks continued his hot hitting at the Royals' expense.

Middlebrooks deposited a first-inning offering from Jonathan Sanchez (1-2) just inside the foul pole in the right field for a three-run homer. He then capped a four-run uprising in the eighth inning with a two-run blast off the left-field foul pole.

Dustin Pedroia launched a two-run opposite-field homer, Cody Ross had a two-run double and Adrian Gonzalez rebounded from an 0-for-8 effort on Sunday with an RBI single.

The offensive explosion proved to be enough for Felix Doubront (2-1), who labored through 6 1/3 innings in order to give Boston's taxed bullpen a breather. Doubront allowed five runs on seven hits.

Alex Gordon had an RBI single and also drove in a run on a bases-loaded walk for the Royals.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Sanchez yielded six runs on as many hits in three innings to take the loss. ... Vicente Padilla induced a double-play grounder to work out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning. He finished the game with two more scoreless frames to pick up the save.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Kansas City
Felix Doubront Player Jonathan Sanchez
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 3.0
2 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 6
4.26 ERA 18.00
Hitting
Boston   Kansas City
David Ortiz Player Jarrod Dyson
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 3
.750 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 16 4 33 .390 24 10 10 7 2 1
Kansas City 10 0 11 .294 11 3 4 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Boston. The Royals have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .278 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .312 after a loss.