Royals sting Red Sox in 13 innings

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With his home run, the Red Sox tied the '96 Expos for the most grand slams (6) before May 1st. The homer was off a fastball, and two singles in the game were off breaking balls.

Comebacks have been a major part of the Red Sox' overall success this season, as of their 21 wins, 12 have been of the comeback variety. Lester allowed two runs and five hits, struck out five and walked three.

Bogaerts unloaded on a 3-2 pitch and crushed a line-drive over the Green Monster for his third home run, and second grand slam, of the season.

Whit Merrifield (RBI), Mike Moustakas, Salvador Perez (run), Jorge Soler (run) and Cheslor Cuthbert (two runs, four RBI) each had two hits in the contest. After getting the first out, Rodriguez walked Duda, and Jay hit an infield single to Nunez at second base. During the Red Sox 4-3 win over Tampa Bay, the right-handed reliever was spotted wandering around the crowd at Fenway, stopping to take pictures with fans. He is also winless in six starts this season. It was Gordon's first home run of the season.

Cubs 3, Rockies 2 Kris Bryant tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning as Chicago posted a victory over visiting Colorado.

Brad Keller threw a run-scoring wild pitch in the seventh.

Since sweeping the Angels in Anaheim two weeks ago, the Sox have gone just 3-5 having dropped two in Oakland, one in Toronto, and two at home to the Rays this past weekend.

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Jon Jay had four singles and a sacrifice fly in the 12th that put Kansas City up 4-3. After Hand walked Brandon Belt on a full count to load the bases, Hundley came through with the game-winner.

The Royals (8-21) survived a long battle at Fenway Tuesday night, winning 7-6 in 13 innings. The throw to second was on time to get Escobar out, but it led to a brief pickle between first and second base. The Kansas City Royals play the middle game of a three game set against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday night.

Boston drew even in the bottom half of that inning, however.

Hammel, who had a 2.33 ERA over his last four starts, was staked to a 3-0 lead in the first inning when the Royals took advantage of three walks and a hit batter by Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez. He advanced to second on Duda's one-out single to left.

Junis is coming off a sketchy outing versus the White Sox, with six earned on six hits in 5.2 innings.

Duffy, 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA this season, is winless in seven starts dating back to past year as he faces fellow lefty Drew Pomeranz in the finale.

The Red Sox were the first team in MLB to reach 20 wins on the year and have the best record in baseball as the calendar flips to May, but the past 10 days have at least shown that the Sox are mortal. "We just couldn't hold a one-run lead, so the three-run, we finally did it".

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