Royals - 001 000 000 - 1 5 1 Red Sox - 000 101 00x - 2 6 1Mike Napoli's sixth-inning home run snapped a 1-1 tie. Rubby De La Rosa (7-5-1-4-2, 104), Andrew Miller (a perfect eighth), and Koji Uehara (a perfect ninth) held the Royals in check.
Boston has now won six of its last seven games. Also, each of the Red Sox's last eight victories at Fenway Park (since June 16) have been decided by one run: 1-0, 2-1, 2-1 (10), 3-2, 5-4, 4-3 (10), 5-4, and 2-1.
Napoli scored Boston's first run, singling and scoring on an infield error in the fourth inning.
Jackie Bradley started his sixth double play with a catch in the top of the first inning. At the start of today's action, no other outfielder had more than three DPs. It was Bradley's 11th assist of the season.
Holt SSThe Red Sox sent Mookie Betts to Pawtucket to make roster space for Shane Victorino.