Red Sox - 101 020 000 - 4 10 1 Royals - 010 051 00x - 7 11 0Mookie Betts began the game by hitting a home run. He scored twice and was one of four Red Sox batters - along with Hanley Ramirez, Alejandro De Aza, and Blake Swihart - to have two hits.
Rick Porcello coughed up a three-run lead by surrendering five runs in the fifth inning.
Pabloe Sandoval sprained his left ankle making a play in the third inning. Sandoval was wearing a walking boot in the clubhouse. ... Swihart exited the game in the fifth after spraining his left foot. ... David Ortiz was ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the seventh - while he was on first base after singling - by the appropriately named Bruce Dreckman.
The Red Sox (30-40) are a season-worst 10 games out of first place.
De Aza, RF