Jason Bay hit his 36th homer of the season in the third on Monday. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
By Ian Browne / MLB.com
Victory was theirs for the taking, but the Red Sox's bullpen slipped and the Royals took advantage during a six-run sixth, erasing the early lead Boston had accrued in the early going. And it was only the Sox's second loss in their past 12 games.
BATTING 2B: Anderson, J (6, Delcarmen), Butler, B 2 (49, Delcarmen, Wagner, B), Callaspo (37, Delcarmen), Gordon, A (5, Bard). HR: Jacobs (18, 5th inning off Wakefield, 2 on, 1 out). TB: Butler, B 4; Callaspo 3; Jacobs 4; Gordon, A 3; Olivo; Betancourt, Y 2; Anderson, J 2. RBI: Gordon, A 2 (16), Jacobs 3 (58), Butler, B 2 (85), Callaspo 2 (69), Betancourt, Y 2 (43). 2-out RBI: Butler, B 2; Callaspo 2; Gordon, A; Betancourt, Y 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jacobs 2; Betancourt, Y; Callaspo. GIDP: Anderson, J. Team RISP: 6-for-13. Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING SB: Anderson, J 2 (22, 2nd base off Wakefield/Martinez, V, 3rd base off Wakefield/Martinez, V), Bloomquist 2 (23, 2nd
base off Wakefield/Martinez, V, 2nd base off Wakefield/Martinez, V), Olivo (5, 2nd base off Wakefield/Martinez, V).
FIELDING Outfield assists: Bloomquist (Pedroia at 3rd base).