Royals commit three errors in 6-3 loss to Boston Red Sox
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The last-place Boston Red Sox took advantage of three critical errors by the first-place Kansas City Royals, pulling away late in a 6-3 victory Thursday night that ended a four-game losing streak.
Clay Buchholz (8-8) allowed three runs, two earned, over 6 1-3 innings for the Red Sox. He turned a one-run lead over to the Boston bullpen, and it preserved his sixth straight win against the Royals. Edward Mujica handled a perfect ninth for his fifth save.
Kansas City's advantage in the AL Central dropped to a half-game over idle Detroit.
Liam Hendriks (1-2) failed to last three innings while making a spot start for left-hander Danny Duffy, who is shelved with shoulder soreness. The Royals' defense didn't do Hendriks any favors, making all three errors in the first four frames.