Red Sox - 011 002 010 - 5 10 0 Royals - 000 100 010 - 2 6 0Jackie Bradley took care of his hitting streak right away, launching a solo home run in his first at-bat, in the second inning. It extended his streak to 24 games - and put the Red Sox on the path to victory in the nightcap of Wednesday's doubleheader.
David Price (7.1-5-2-1-5, 108) turned in another solid outing, allowing only a home run to Salvador Perez in the fourth. When he left in the eighth, he was responsible for a runner at second. That runner ended up scoring when Junichi Tazawa allowed a single to Lorenzo Cain. But then Cain made a huge mistake, getting doubled off first base on Eric Hosmer's line drive out to Mookie Betts in right. That ended any chance KC had of rallying as Craig Kimbrel slammed the door in the ninth.
Betts, who reached base four times, hit his seventh home run of the year to lead off the third. ... Christian Vazquez drove in Boston's last three runs, two on a bases-loaded single in the sixth and one on a groundout in the eighth. ... Josh Rutledge singled, doubled, walked, and scored twice.
Betts, RFSecond game of the day-night doubleheader.
If the Red Sox hit a home run in this game, they will tie a franchise record (set in 1996) of 19 straight games with a dong.
When Jackie Bradley Has Hit Safely In His 23-Game Streak
1st AB - 8 2nd AB - 7 3rd AB - 6 4th AB - 1 5th AB - 1