Dustin Pedroia drove in three runs with a pair of well-timed singles, Josh Beckett survived a shaky start to go seven innings and the Boston Red Sox got back on the winning track with a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Alex Gordon hit a three-run home run,
Billy Butler added a contested solo shot and the Kansas City Royals
survived a harrowing ninth inning to beat the New York Yankees 5-4
Wednesday night and avoid a three-game sweep.
Hochevar cools Red Sox bats
Royals again fail to hold early lead
Red Sox batter Kansas City pitching
The Boston Red Sox botched a suicide squeeze in extra innings and gave Kansas City another chance to win.
Yankees fall from first place with loss to Kansas City
Royals beat Yankees in 11 innings
Freddy Garcia and the bullpen hold off Kansas City