The Red Sox topped the Royals 7-3, ending Kansas City’s bid to tie the 1911 Detroit Tigers for the best home start in Major League Baseball history. The Royals dropped to 11-1 at Kauffman Stadium after yesterday’s defeat. Kansas City’s only runs came in the seventh inning when Carlos Febles and Michael Tucker drove in runs with singles. Later in the inning Febles stole home on a double-steal. Jeremy Affeldt made his first start in two weeks after battling a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand. He went four innings allowing one run. Tony Pena announced that the team will now go with a six-man starting rotation for a while. Rookie Kyle Snyder will be the sixth man. Brandon Berger and Ryan Bukvich have been sent to Triple A Omaha. The Royals will go 20 days without a day off and Pena says he wants to keep his young arms fresh. The royals and Red Sox go at it this afternoon at 1:05.