Just two days off the disabled list, Mike Sweeney is wasting little time getting back in the groove.
It was Sweeney who delivered an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning pushing the Royals past the Red Sox 5-4.
Manny Ramirez extended his hitting streak to 24 games going 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI.
The win was the second straight for the Royals over the Red Sox at Kauffman Stadium. Boston has lost four in a row overall. The four losses are peculiar since they’ve come against Tampa Bay and Kansas City, the two worst teams in the AL. Boston is in second place, three games behind the Yankees in the American League East.