Chris Sale dominates, Masataka Yoshida’s homer lifts Crimson Sox over Royals 7-3

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Sale didn’t permit a run over 5 innings.

Chris Sale throws within the first inning in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Royals on Sunday. Ed Zurga/Getty Photos

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Masataka Yoshida hit a three-run homer and Adam Duvall had a solo shot to again Chris Sale because the Boston Crimson Sox beat the Kansas Metropolis Royals 7-3 on Sunday.

Sale (6-3) didn’t permit a run over 5 innings, gave up two hits and struck out 5 whereas strolling two. It was the primary time he hasn’t allowed a run in a begin since July 12 of final season.

The Crimson Sox have gained two straight after dropping six of seven coming into the three-game set in opposition to the Royals. They got here into the sport 5 1/2 video games behind the Rangers for the ultimate wild card spot.

Yoshida’s three-run homer went 415 toes to proper discipline, scoring Justin Turner and Triston Casas within the fourth inning. It was his 14th homer on the 12 months. Duvall added a house run within the sixth inning for his nineteenth of the season and gave Boston a 4-0 lead.

Boston added two runs within the seventh together with an RBI from Turner which got here off of Austin Cox. Rafael Devers hit an RBI double within the ninth.

Salvador Perez hit an RBI single scoring Bobby Witt Jr. within the sixth and Dairon Blanco hit a two run single within the ninth off of Kenley Jansen.

Taylor Clarke opened the sport and pitched a scoreless inning earlier than Zack Greinke (1-14) went 3 2/3 innings permitting three runs on 5 hits.

It’s been over a month because the Royals have gained a sequence and have misplaced eight of their final 9 video games.


Alex Verdugo left the sport in the course of the underside of the sixth inning as a result of left hamstring tightness. … The Crimson Sox reinstated LHP Brennan Bernardino from the COVID-19 Associated Injured Listing. The membership additionally positioned RHP Garrett Whitlock on the Bereavement Listing.


Boston will journey to Tampa Bay with Brayan Bello (10-8, 3.57) taking the mound on Monday. Kansas Metropolis sends Cole Ragans (5-4, 3.27) to the hill on Monday as they host the White Sox.