Royals - 002 700 120 - 12 20 0Here is everything you need to know about tonight's game:
Red Sox - 302 000 000 - 5 10 1
Bill Hall pitched the only 1-2-3 inning for the Red Sox.Wakefield was dismal: 3.2-12-9-3-1, 88. Fifteen baserunners and only 11 outs.
The Royals tied a club record against the Red Sox with 20 hits. The first time was on August 2, 1987, in a 13-5 Royals win. (The Royal team record is 26 hits, against the Tigers on September 9, 2004. It was the first game of a doubleheader in Detroit, and Kansas City won 26-5. The Tigers won the nightcap 8-0.)
One bright spot: Victor Martinez doubled and homered in his first two trips to the plate, driving in four runs.
AL East: The White Sox beat the Rays 5-2, the Yankees beat Cleveland 8-2, and the Blue Jays shut out the Orioles 5-0. And so we are back in fourth, 6.5 GB, with New York 3.5 and Toronto 5.5.
Kyle Davies / Tim Wakefield
Jacoby Ellsbury is back on the DL. See below.Scutaro, SS
Spiders/Yankees, 7 PM
White Sox/Rays, 7 PM
Orioles/Blue Jays, 7 PM
The Mets finished a three-game "perfect" sweep of the Phillies: 8-0, 5-0, 3-0! Philadelphia has scored only three runs in its last five games. Runs scored in last nine games: 1, 1, 5, 5, 0, 3, 0, 0, 0.