Royals lose at Red Sox for 7th in a row
The Royals entered their series in Boston on a six game losing streak. Boston entered it on an eight game losing streak. In this game Boston showed that they are the better team.
Mike Montgomery started on the mound for the Royals and allowed four runs, two earned, on seven hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out seven.
Kevin McCarthy pitched a scoreless sixth but Tim Hill and Scott Barlow weren’t as fortunate. Hill allowed two runs on a hit and a walk in 1/3 of an inning. Barlow allowed a run on a hit and a walk in 2/3 of an inning.
The offense wasn’t able to break through with a run until the sixth when Cheslor Cuthbert homered to left field. Meibrys Viloria followed that with a solo home run of his own in the seventh. Down 7-2 in the eighth, Bubba Starling hit a two-out three-run home run to pull the Royals to within 7-5.
The game ended with Hunter Dozier at the plate representing the tying run.
The loss extends the Royals’ losing streak to seven games.
Royals injury updates
Adalberto Mondesi made the trip to Boston. He said he is feeling much better and hopes to return in two weeks.
Salvador Perez started throwing for the first time since he had Tommy John surgery. He caught a bullpen without throwing back to the pitcher. He also played catch and threw at 45 feet.