Sixth Inning Boston Home Runs Sink KC
Associated Press - July 18, 2014 10:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) – Jonny Gomes hit a go ahead two run pinch homer in the sixth after another two run shot in the inning by Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Friday night.
The Red Sox maintained their momentum after winning four of their last five games before the All Star game. They entered the break in last place in the AL East but were coming off Clay Buchholz’s 11-0 complete game win over Houston, their season high for runs.
Buchholz (5-5) allowed four runs in six innings against Kansas City. Koji Uehara allowed Omar Infante’s two out double in the ninth but got his 19th save in 21 chances.
Scott Downs (0-3) gave up the homer to Gomes, the first batter he faced after replacing James Shields.