Mondesi’s triple keys big inning, Royals beat Red Sox 10-4
BOSTON — Raul Mondesi hit a bases-loaded triple and Eric Hosmer added a two-run single during an eight-run sixth inning, lifting the surging Kansas City Royals to a 10-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.
“Wrong spot,” Mondesi told MLB.com. “I got it in that little corner. But that’s OK, got three RBIs and helped the team.”
Salvador Perez hit his third solo homer in two games for Kansas City, which took two of three at Fenway Park and got its 17th win in 21 games.
David Ortiz hit his 534th career homer, a solo shot, for the Red Sox, tying Jimmie Foxx for 18th on the career list. Boston has lost four of five.
Matt Strahm (2-0) pitched 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief for the win.
Eduardo Rodriguez (2-6) gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings before the bullpen allowed five more in the sixth.