In 2017 Rick Porcello had 11 wins the entire season, finishing with a 11-17 record. After Sunday's game, Porcello has a record of 11-3 after the Red Sox swept the Kansas City Royals 7-4.

Porcello went 7.0 innings allowing 9 hits and 3 runs, striking out 9 and walking 1. Craig Kimbrel picked up his 27th save of the season.

The Red Sox had 14 hits Sunday, with everyone except Sandy Leon having at least 1 hit.

Andrew Benintendi, who is a Final Vote candidate for the All-Star Game, was 4-5 with a double after reaching base 6 times on Saturday. Steve Pearce, Xander Bogaerts and Eduardo Nunez each had 2 hits.

After the game, it was announced that Mookie Betts and JD Martinez had been selected to the AL All-Star Game as starters. Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel were selected to the AL pitching staff, and Mitch Moreland was selected as a reserve.

Prior to the game, the Red Sox placed Christian Vazquez on the 10 day disabled list and Left handed pitcher Brian Johnson on the 10 day disabled list with hip inflammation, retroactive to July 5th. They recalled right handed pitcher William Cuevas from Pawtucket and added Ryan Brasier a right handed pitcher to the 40 man roster from Pawtucket.

The Red Sox remain 2 games ahead of the New York Yankees who beat the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday 2-1. The Yankees start a series at Baltimore on Monday

The Red Sox return home to play the Texas Rangers on Monday, July 8th with Eduardo Rodriguez scheduled to pitch for the Red Sox with the pregame starting at 6:25 and 1st pitch at 7:10 on AM 1370 WDEA.

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