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Royals 10, Red Sox 9 (12)

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BOSTON -- Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said he felt his team always had a chance, even after falling behind by six runs after four innings.

He must have taken a look at the Red Sox bullpen.

Tony Abreu singled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning, and the Royals completed their comeback from a six-run deficit by beating Boston 10-9 on Saturday night.

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"When you battle back from being down six runs, that's a good win," Yost said. "I don't know how you sum it up, but I never felt like we were ever out of that game. A bloop here and a bloop there, a ball in the gap. That was a pretty darn good two-out rally there and again in the 12th."

Just a few hours after Boston traded scheduled starter Josh Beckett to the Dodgers along with Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto, the Royals scored three runs before substitute starter Aaron Cook got a single out. The Red Sox took a 9-3 lead after four innings thanks to four hits from Gonzalez's replacement, Mauro Gomez, including his first major league homer.

But the Royals made it 9-all with six runs in the seventh -- all of them with two outs, including a game-tying, two-run triple by Mike Moustakas that was his first hit in 19 at-bats.

"It was frustrating," Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said. "We couldn't get that third out in the seventh inning. Had about four tries."

Francisley Bueno (1-0) earned his first major league win after coming in with runners on first and third and one out in the 10th and pitching out of trouble. Greg Holland pitched the 12th for his seventh save.

Junichi Tazawa (0-1) took the loss. He was filling in for Alfredo Aceves, who was suspended three games a day after storming out of Valentine's office because he was passed over for a save opportunity.

"Might have had something to do with that," Valentine said after Saturday night's game. "I'm a little disappointed. You just have to know the difference between right and wrong. That's all we ask."

Alex Gordon drove in four runs and Billy Butler had three hits for the Royals, who had lost three of their previous four games.

Mike Aviles hit a three-run homer for Boston, which had a season-high 20 hits on the day it essentially conceded the season by sending three of its highly paid but underperforming stars to Los Angeles in a salary purge that will save more than $250 million through 2018.

Hours after the deal was confirmed, Cook spotted the Royals a 3-0 lead before the Red Sox rallied back. Gomez started things with a solo homer in the four-run second, added a two-RBI single in the three-run third and singled in another run as Boston took a 9-3 lead in the fourth.

Notes

The Red Sox activated LHP Felix Doubront from the 15-day disabled list, placed OF Daniel Nava on the 15-day DL with a left wrist sprain and recalled SS Jose Iglesias, OF Che-Hsuan Lin and Tazawa from Triple-A Pawtucket. Doubront is scheduled to start on Sunday. ... The Red Sox played several moon-related songs between innings on the day Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died at 82. ... Boston-area Olympians were honored before the game, including judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison and gymnast Aly Raisman. ... Plate umpire Jerry Layne took a foul ball off his mask in the seventh and needed a second to gather himself.

 
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Players of the Game
Boston

M. Gomez
AB 6
R 1
H 4
HR 1
RBI 3
Kansas City

A. Gordon
AB 5
R 2
H 2
HR 0
RBI 4
 

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Kansas City Royals
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jarrod Dyson, CF3210100 .272
   a- Lorenzo Cain, PH-CF3000034 .248
Alcides Escobar, SS5220100 .304
Alex Gordon, LF5224112 .292
Billy Butler, DH6132011 .305
Salvador Perez, C6111012 .292
Mike Moustakas, 3B5012001 .248
Jeff Francoeur, RF4100200 .236
Eric Hosmer, 1B5120102 .240
Tony Abreu, 2B6021023 .300
Totals4810141068  
a-struck out for Dyson in the 8th
Batting
2B - Alex Gordon (41, Cook), Billy Butler (19, Melancon), Eric Hosmer (19, Tazawa)
3B - Mike Moustakas (1, Breslow)
RBI - Alex Gordon 4 (54), Billy Butler 2 (81), Salvador Perez (23), Mike Moustakas 2 (60), Tony Abreu (2)
2-OUT RBI - Alex Gordon 2 (14), Billy Butler (29), Salvador Perez (9), Mike Moustakas 2 (28), Tony Abreu (1)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Jeff Francoeur 1
DP - Hosmer, Bueno-Escobar-Hosmer
E - Jeremy Guthrie (3, Throwing)
Kansas City Royals
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jeremy Guthrie 2.2776212 5.71
Everett Teaford 2522120 4.79
Louis Coleman 1.1200000 3.83
Aaron Crow 1100020 3.46
Tim Collins 0.2200000 3.10
Kelvin Herrera 1.2200110 2.59
Francisley Bueno (W,1-0) 1.2100020 2.25
Greg Holland (S,7) 1000000 2.94
IBB - Pedroia by Kelvin Herrera
WP - Kelvin Herrera (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Jeremy Guthrie 53-32, Everett Teaford 45-29, Louis Coleman 22-12, Aaron Crow 13-8, Tim Collins 13-7, Kelvin Herrera 31-18, Francisley Bueno 16-10, Greg Holland 11-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeremy Guthrie 2-4, Kelvin Herrera 2-2, Francisley Bueno 2-0, Greg Holland 1-2
Batters Faced - Jeremy Guthrie 16, Everett Teaford 12, Louis Coleman 5, Aaron Crow 3, Tim Collins 3, Kelvin Herrera 8, Francisley Bueno 5, Greg Holland 3
Boston Red Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Scott Podsednik, LF6020011 .375
Dustin Pedroia, 2B5110113 .281
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF5220100 .266
Cody Ross, RF5131001 .276
    Che-Hsuan Lin, RF1000012 .167
Mauro Gomez, 1B6143010 .318
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C5121013 .230
Ryan Lavarnway, DH4120120 .178
    Jose Iglesias, PR-DH1000001 .000
Mike Aviles, SS6123002 .254
Pedro Ciriaco, 3B5120110 .351
Totals49920848  
Batting
2B - Dustin Pedroia (29, Guthrie), Jacoby Ellsbury (16, Collins)
HR - Mauro Gomez (1, Guthrie), Mike Aviles (13, Guthrie)
SF - Jarrod Saltalamacchia (3)
SH - Scott Podsednik (6)
RBI - Cody Ross (63), Mauro Gomez 3 (6), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (50), Mike Aviles 3 (57)
2-OUT RBI - Cody Ross (25), Mauro Gomez (1)
SB - Jacoby Ellsbury (8, 3rd base off Herrera/Perez)
CS - Mike Aviles (5, 2nd base by Crow/Perez)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Pedroia-Aviles-Gomez, Aviles-Gomez
Boston Red Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Aaron Cook 6733100 4.76
Andrew Miller 0.2244210 3.78
Mark Melancon0222000 7.02
Craig Breslow (BS,1) 1.1100110 2.55
Andrew Bailey 1000000 2.08
Vicente Padilla 1000120 4.22
Junichi Tazawa (L,0-1) 1.2211130 1.61
Clayton Mortensen 0.1000010 2.27
IBB - Francoeur by Craig Breslow, Hosmer by Vicente Padilla
HBP - Moustakas (by Vicente Padilla)
WP - Clayton Mortensen (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Aaron Cook 72-47, Andrew Miller 29-15, Mark Melancon 3-2, Craig Breslow 25-15, Andrew Bailey 11-8, Vicente Padilla 19-10, Junichi Tazawa 37-25, Clayton Mortensen 6-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Cook 11-5, Andrew Miller 1-0, Craig Breslow 1-2, Andrew Bailey 1-2, Vicente Padilla 1-0, Junichi Tazawa 2-0
Batters Faced - Aaron Cook 24, Andrew Miller 6, Mark Melancon 2, Craig Breslow 6, Andrew Bailey 3, Vicente Padilla 5, Junichi Tazawa 8, Clayton Mortensen 1
Game Information
Attendance - 37103
Game Time - 4:31
Temperature - 73
Umpires - Home - Jerry Layne, First Base - Cory Blaser, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - Mike Estabrook