Starter Jeff Suppan couldn’t get out of the third inning, and the Red Sox beat the Royals 8-2. Suppan allowed a two-run homer to Trot Nixon in the first, then gave up four runs in the third, including home runs by Carl Everett and Mike Stanley. Suppan allowed 8 hits and four walks in just 2 and 2/3 innings. He is 2-5. Jeff Fassero improved to 6-1 for the Sox. He gave up both Royals runs on 8 hits and one walk in 6 and 2/3. Tonight Mac Suzuki will start for the Royals against Boston’s Pete Schourek.