The Boston Red Sox used 7 pitchers on Thursday afternoon June 6th and swept the Kansas City Royals 7-5. The Red Sox have now won 4 games in a row and return to Fenway Park to start a 8 game homestand Friday night.

Ryan Webber was largely ineffective as the opener for the Red Sox, going just 1.1 innings and allowing 5 hits and 2 runs while striking out 1. Colten Brewer picked up the win going 2 innings and allowing 2 hits. Marcus Walden came on and allowed 1 hit and a run in 1.2 innings. Ryan Brasier pitched a scoreless inning, striking out 2. Josh Taylor allowed 2 hits and a run in 1 inning. Heath Hembree pitched the 8th, striking out 1. Matt Barnes pitched the 9th and picked up his 4th save despite allowing 1 run. He did strike out 2.

JD Martinez came out of the game after doubling with back spasms. He was replaced by Sam Travis.

Christian Vazquez tripled and Mookie Betts hit a 2 run homer in the 3rd inning, his 10th of the season. Eduardo Nunez, playing 2nd base was 3-4

The Red Sox are now 6 games behind the Yankees who play Toronto on Thursday night. The Tampa Bay Rays are 5 games ahead of the Red Sox in 2nd place. The Red Sox open a 4 game series with the Rays Friday night, with the pregame starting at 6:10 and 1st pitch at 7:10. Rick Porcello is scheduled to pitch for Boston. Hear the games on AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle

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