The Royals have done something that hasn’t been done in almost a century. The Royals have started the season 11-0 at home for the first time since the 1911 Tigers. They did it in dramatic fashion with a 7-6 victory over the Red Sox. Kansas City took a 5-0 lead after two-run homers by Desi Relaford and Michael Tucker. But the Royals surrendered that lead when Nomar Garciaparra hit a two-run homer to tie it in the eighth inning. In the ninth, Jason Varitek homered to make it 6-5. But the Royals weren’t going to give up. In their half of the ninth, they loaded the bases and tied the game when Relaford was hit by a pitch. Then, Garciaparra let Brent Mayne’s two-out grounder roll under his glove and Mike Sweeney scored the winning run. Albie Lopez worked the ninth inning and got the win, improving to 4-0 on the season. All four wins have been in relief appearances. With a win tonight, the Royals will tie the 1911 Tigers for the best home start ever.
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