David Ortiz Returns as Red Sox Beat Royals

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BOSTON - David Ortiz returned to the Boston Red Sox lineup and finished with two hits and two RBI's in a 4-3 win against the Kansas City Royals. He missed 35 games with a right Achilles strain. The Red Sox were 13-22 during that span.

Royals' Eric Hosmer hit a leadoff home run in the third inning, which tied the game at two. It was Hosmer's 12 homer of the season.

The Royals lead 3-2 in the fourth inning. Johnny Giavotella hit an infield single with the bases loaded.  

Red Sox Pedro Ciriaco hit a two-run double in the seventh inning and took the victory.

The Royals play Game 2 of the four-game series on Saturday.