Miguel Olivo (left) and Alex Gordon scored the go-ahead runs in the opener. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
By Dick Kaegel / MLB.com
The Royals could have folded up shop after the Sox ran out to an early lead, but despite the conditions, KC persevered and rallied to a series-opening win vs. Boston -- thanks to a six-run sixth that was capped by Yuniesky Betancourt's two-run single.
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).