#RedSox Game Summary (June 21) Uncontrolled Relief

#RedSox Game Summary (June 21) Uncontrolled relief. And no, not in a good way. The Sox were enjoying a 4-2 lead through 7 innings thanks to the solid work of Drew Pomeranz over 6 1/3rd, and Joe Kelly for the last 2 outs of the 7th. Then came the 8th, and two guys who seemingly forgot how to pitch. Kansas City scored first, when Eric Hosmer doubled in the 2nd and scored on a double play. They got another run in the 3rd when Alcides Escobar doubled, moved to 3rd on a fielder’s choice, and scored on a sac fly. The Sox came right back in the 4th, when Andrew Benintendi and Xander Bogaerts launched back-to-back jacks off Royals starter Ian Kennedy. They scored again in the 5th, with a little help from KC. It started with a Christian Vazquez single, When Deven Marrero attempted to bunt him over to 2nd, Kennedy launched the ball wildly. It ricocheted off Red Sox first base coach Ruben Amaro, and Vazquez scrambled to 3rd. He scored on a Mookie Betts sac fly. After Kennedy intentionally walked the X-Man, which loaded the bases, on came Mike Minor in relief. He threw over to 1st, but Cheslor Cuthbert missed the catch, and Marrero scored. 4-2. Feeling good. The Sox cruised until the 8th. Matt Barnes came on, and immediately walked the first two batters. He threw two strikes. The balls weren’t even close. So, out he went and in came Robby Scott, who picked up right where Barnes left off, and walked Eric Hosmer on four pitches to load the bases for Salvador Perez. Well, you know what’s coming. Scott finally found the plate, and Perez found the ball, and sent it to the upper deck in left center. It was his first major league grand slam. Betts and Jackie Bradley, Jr. also doubled in the game. Kansas City beat Boston, 6-4, at Kauffman Stadium. Record: 40-32. Game 72/90.

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