Merrifield, Hammel help Royals to 4-2 victory over Red Sox

After Matt Barnes walked the only two hitters he faced to start the eighth inning, Farrell brought on Robby Scott to face the meat of the Kansas City order with the Red Sox clinging to a two-run lead.

With the game tied at 1 in the fourth inning, the Red Sox offense erupted for four runs to take control of the game.

2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on.

Kennedy was removed after 4 2/3 innings, giving up four runs, two earned, three hits and three walks. Leon got both home with a double and finished Strahm's evening after 75 pitches.

Kelvin Herrera worked the ninth to pick up his 16th save.

The pitching matchup today has Ian Kennedy (1-6, 5.03 ERA) on the mound for the Royals to face Drew Pomeranz (6-4, 4.18) of the Red Sox.

"I know what this team is capable of", Royals manager Ned Yost said. He allowed just four hits and even registered one of his own in the losing effort.

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Red Sox relievers had thrown 26 consecutive scoreless innings before the slump. The leadoff homer was Boston's first hit, and the 100th of Benintendi's career.

Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. beats the tag by Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez to score on a double by Sam Travis during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City is 7-1 in their last 8 games overall and 4-9 in their last 13 games against a left-handed starter while the over is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games overall.

"I tried to go inside and the ball just ran back over", Kennedy said of the homers. "To see him at the ballpark, see the smile, to hear the booming voice, it will be a good day for us".

Boston Red Sox' Dustin Pedroia looks from the dugout before a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Houston. An MRI came back negative, and manager John Farrell said Pedroia is day to day.

Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo, 40, said Sunday that his career might be over. The Red Sox return home and will retire David Ortiz's No. 34 jersey before the game Friday against the Angels. Royals rookie RHP Jake Junis will start the opener.

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