Facing the best pitcher in baseball, the Royals came out hacking and lit him up. Kansas City scored five runs in the first inning against Pedro Martinez, and Mike Sweeney hit a homer in the second to make it a 6-1 lead over the Red Sox. But it wasn’t enough. Boston knocked out Mac Suzuki in the 4th, and tied the game at 6, and Martinez allowed just one hit after the 2nd inning as the Red Sox rallied for a 9-7 win in 10 innings. The Sox scored three times in the tenth, all with two outs, against Andy Larkin. Former Royal Hippolito Pichardo picked up the win in relief. The Royals have lost five straight.
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