IP H R ER BB K BF PITSolo home runs from Pedroia and Manny in the 4th and a two-run dinger from Ortiz in the 6th.
Gabbard 9 3 0 0 1 8 30 107
All wrapped up in 2:18 -- which also looks like a nice length for a Ramones song.
Brian Bannister (3.71, 127 ERA+) / Kason Gabbard (4.87, 92 ERA+)
Gabbard held the Tigers to three hits and two runs in 6.1 in his last outing. ... In his last start, RHP Bannister allowed four first-inning runs to Seattle, then shut out the Mariners for six innings.
Since May 12, the Royals are 28-26 (.519). The Red Sox have been only 2 games better over the same period -- 31-25 (.554).