Royals - 220 300 002 - 9 15 2 Red Sox - 203 160 10x - 13 16 1
Dustin Pedroia: 4-for-5, 2B, 3B, BB, 3 RS, RBI David Ortiz: 4-for-5, 3 2B, 5 RBI Adrian Gonzalez: 2-for-3, 3 RS, 2 RBI, BB, HBP Marco Scutaro: 1-for-4, 2B, 2 BB, 2 RS Jacoby Ellsbury: 2-for-3, 2B, RSPedroia's hitting streak is now at 23 games, and he has reached base by hit or walk in 35 straight games. Pedroia has a hit in 42 of his last 44 games.
In the fourth and fifth innings, the Red Sox had 12 of 13 batters reach base.
After Miller floundered (3.2-9-7-2-1, 80), Aceves was excellent in relief (3-1.3-0-0-3, 52). Matt Albers pitched a scoreless eighth inning. He has not allowed a run in July (12.1 innings) and has allowed only one run in his last 21.1 innings, dating back to June 4.4th (Royals lead 7-5): McDonald - K Scutaro - 6-3 Gonzalez - Single Pedroia - Single Ortiz - BB Crawford - BB (6-7) Varitek - F8 5th: Reddick - Single Ellsbury (ph) - Single Sutton (ph) - SAC/E4 (8-7) Scutaro - BB Gonzalez - Single (9-7) Pedroia - Single Ortiz - Single (11-7) Crawford - Single Varitek - K Reddick - F8 SAC (12-7) Ellsbury - F8
The Yankees beat the Mariners 4-1. Seattle managed only one hit and lost its 17th straight game. CC Sabathia struck out a career-high 14 batters in seven innings. New York remains 2 GB Boston.
Danny Duffy / Andrew Miller
Last night was only the second game since 1964 in which the Red Sox had at least 13 hits but scored only one run. It has happened to Boston six times since 1919. (The most hits the Red Sox have had while being shutout is 12.)
Michael Vega, Globe:
The Red Sox outhit the Royals, 13-12, marking the ninth game in a row the team has reached double-digit hits.It's been only five games in a row.
Kevin Youkilis tweaked his right hamstring last night, and will likely be given tonight off.
MFY: Mariners/Yankees at 7 PM.