The Boston Red Sox fell to the Kansas City Royals Friday night, July 28th, 4-2 and fell out of 1st place, for the 1st time since the middle of June, as the New York Yankees won. The Red Sox are 1-5 in their last 6 games and 5-9 since the All-Star break.

Rick Porcello took the loss Friday night, he's now 4-14 on the season. He threw 7.0 innings, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits, while striking out 5. He didn't walk a batter.

Eduardo Nunez, acquired from the Giants, started as designated hitter and was 2-3 with a walk. He reached  base safely in his first 3 plate appearances as a Red Sox, becoming the 1st Red Sox to do so since 2013 when Jackie Bradley Jr. and Jonny Gomes did.

Rafael Devers made his 1st  start at 3rd Base at Fenway, and was 1-4, scoring a run and had a double.

Prior to the game, the Red Sox placed David Price on the 10 day disabled list with a strained elbow.

The Red Sox, now .5 games out of 1st place will take on the Royals Saturday night, with the pregame starting at 6:25 and 1st pitch at 7:10 on AM 1370. The Red Sox will send Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound.